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CHAPTER I?John B*wn U Wi to
Texas. Early In life he shows signs tf
masterfulness and inordinate aelfiohness.
CHAPTER 33?He marrieft Laura JohtK
smv He is a clerk In a St. Louis. .railway
jKBoe when his daughter Gracc la bora.
Tears later he hears Grace1* Jorer, a
To?n* engineer named Oh arte? Halsey,
4Peak of a scheme to utiliie the lost cur2?tiof
electricity. With his usual unUj/uk>u?neas
he appropriates the idea
M his own and Induces Halsey to perfect
^experimental machine. He forms a
( ompany, with himself as president, at a
eiary of U00.0C0 a year, and Halsey as
|TOMdent of the works at a salary j
^CHAPTER >.fl?Rawn takes chwrge of
?ie office in Chicago. Virginia Delaware,
a beautiful, capable and ambitious young
jjoman, is assigned as his stenographer,
8he assists in picking the furniture and
decoration for the princely mansion
Jtawn has erected. Mrs. Rawn feels out
X place in t?e new surroundings,
F CHAPTER IV?Halsey goes to New
Tork with Rawn and Miss Delaware to
eaplain delays In perfecting the new motor
to th^ impatient directors. He gets a
message that a deformed daughter has
been bora to hts wife, Grace Rawn. He
***urns to uoicago.
wiAy.jek V?Rawn bargains with Miss
pelaware to war his jewelry and appear
|n public with him, as * mean* to help
bun In a business way.
CHAPTER VI?Rawn fa fortunate ta
Market speculations, pQes up wealth aad
CHAPTER VII?He frets because his
Mfe does not rise with him In a soda)
way. He gives her a million dollars to
wntrrD TV flwviwk m nrrroo to CrT"n.V
nail, and Halsey continues to live
In the cottage near'the works.
CHAPTElR X?Halsey'8 machine proves
a success, but he keeps the fact & secret.
CHAPTE A XI?Virginia Delaware becomes
more and more indispensible to
Jtawn. He takes her to New York on a
business trip. Idle talk prompts him to
offer her marriage.
CHAPTER XII?They are married.
Through Virginia's tact and ability they
?*ke^a place for tbenuehres In the social
~ CHAPTER XIII?Halsey threatens to
r f*t a divorce because his wife refuses to
return to him. He tells Rawn that'.he has
fcrnkan tin all the machines after proving
the success of the- Invention. Rawn, In a I
great rage, threatens to kill him.
CHAPTER XIV?Halsey- declares he
irffl never build another machine tot
3fcawn and slaps his face. Virginia Rawn
intercepts Halsey as he Is leaving: the
aouse and, with arms about hia neck, imv
piores 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
feands of a few to the detriment of the
CHAPTER XVT?At Rawn'a instigation
Virginia agrees to try to bring Halsey to
terms, po matter what It costs,
CHAPTER XVTI?The directors plan to
ifet the control of the company away
iCHAPTFTc XVm-Rawn goes to Ne*
Jfork to attempt to avert impending: disaster,
The wolves of finance are closing
in on him. Halsey closes the factory and
takes op his residence at Graystone hall,
where his wife and daughter are seriously
jjl. He admits to himself that he lovea
CHAPTER XIX?Rawn Is ruined financially.
Halsey and Virginia confess their
love for each other. She. says that was
the reason she could not carry out Rawn'j
orders. The butler overhears and telli
CHAPTER XX-Grace kills herself and
:the child. The first Mrs. Rawn returns
j to be with her daughter. Virginia and
Halsey tell Rawn of their love for each
other, and that they intend to get married
as soon as Virginia can get a divorce.
7<?BuF, "Mr. "RawnT Listen! You do
not know! Surely you do not understand?"
"Understand? What is there left to
understand? Didn't I see you both
just now? Didn't you?right now?
.haven't you got to come across now?
Hasn't she done what I told her to
-do; what she said she'd do? I told
her to bring you back to us again, and
she's done it, hasnt she?
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though reluctantly?"I suppose we've
jfot to go up there?Grace?? Too
bad. . . . But I wanted to see Jen1
"My God!" -whispered Virginia
Sawn, shuddering. "Oh, my God!"
"Rawn," said Halsey directly, abandoning
even any pretense at courtesy;
"the end of the world has come for
you, for us all. My wife is dead?
she's lucky! My child is dead, too,
And that's lncky. It had no life to live,
crippled as it was. She killed herself
.and the baby. I don't seem to care as
J ought to care. And now your wife
"has told me that she loves me. It's
true! She doesn't love you; she never
lias. She has not taken me a prisoner
Any more than I have her. We're both
In this to-night We're both to blame.
But, at the bottom, you are to blame?
tor all of this."
"Of course! Of course!" smiled
John Rawn sardonically. "What
would you expect? I am sorry. But
111 never tell any one about it, you
Can depend on that!"
"You'll never tell!" went on Charles
$alsey slowly. .TouTl never need to
bB. But here's what I want to tell
you, once more. Whatever this is?
43d it's about bad enough?it's come
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<Sause of this!"
"Yon blame dm?why, what do yon
mean!" burst oat John Rawn. "Where
i fcave I been to blame, I'd like to
know! What do you mean, young
"Every word I have told yc% anJ
ITor? than I tell ycir TT--""
& think?yQB 4on1 dare to face" the
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truth; liuF there's the real troth. ~Tf
you caa*t understand that, take what
you can understand. Tour wife Isn't
to blame?I'm to blame. Love is to
blame. I love her. Pre done this."
"You have done?what?"
I've taken your wife away from
j you, can't you understand, you fool?
; She's going to marry me as soon?"
"Jennie!?what's tils fellow talking
about?" The veins on Jofcn Rawn's
forehead stood high and full.
"He is only telling yon the truth,"
she saiC calmly, wearily. "I don't care
one picayune whether or not you
i know it! I'm tired! I'm done, with
all this sort of thing! Yes, I'm going
to marry him as soon as we can get
away. As soon as it's decent, if anything's
decent any morel"
"And you love him, you'll rob me,
you'll leave me?you'll?why, are you
all crazy? What are you talking about?
When I've given you everything
you've got?when you were so much
to me! Jennie!"
"No, no!" she raised a hand. "Don*t
talk about that! It's all over now."
She tore at her throat, at her fingers,
heaped up in his hands the gems
she wore even then, the gems she
had put upon her person to protect
them from uncertain servants, gems
which left her blazing like some waxen
queen, in her tomb?white, dead,
"Take them!" she cried. "I don't
want them." She went on, piling his
hands full of glittering, flashing things.
He stood gazing at her, stupefied.
Then, slowly, the burden of years, the
burden of business failure, and lastly
this?the burden of the worst of man's
discomfiture, the worst of a man's possible
losses?began to weigh down
upon him. He shortened visibly;
They had ho pity for him. Youth
has no pity for age, love no pity for
a mate's inefficiency; but after all
some sort of contempt, at least,
seemed due him.
"Rawn," said Halsey, "it'B pretty
hard. We're all of us paying a hard.
. heavy price for what we thought we
had. But we can't evade it, any part
of it. It was your fault that Grace
left me. We were going to part You
sent your wife after me, as you call it
I suppose Grace found that out You
know what she did then. I said I
blame you, and so I do. But I was
going to get a divorce?"
"Divorce!?you divorce my daughter!
John Rawn's daughter!"
"Did you not divorce her mother?
"But I loY??h-my wife?I mean, this |
"So do I love her; more than you |
do or ever will know how to do! What
you have done well do. Is it worse]
for us than it was for you? What's
"But she's my wife! Why, Jennie!"
Hl held out a hand to heft
"So was Lat.ra Rawn your wife, my
wife's mother," went on Halsey.
"What's the difference?"
Virginia Rawn stepped between the
two. "I'm as much to blame as any
one of us all," she said quietly. "Ii
sold out to you, didn't I, Mr. Rawn?
rinrun tlipro in Np.w York? I married
you, didn't I? Very well, what you
did, I have done. No more, and not
without equal cause. I love him. I'm
going to marry him. You and I are
going to be divorced?if we were not
I'd go to him anyhow. I hate you, I
loathe you! My God! how I detest
and loathe the sight of you! Go away
?go away?go away from us! You're
not any part of a man!"
"It's true!" gasped John Rawn to
himself; "My God, it's true! She said
that?I heard her?to me ? What have
I done to deserve this? ... I
ought-to kill you," said he to Halsey
OIKJ TT 1J,
"Of course you ought," said Halsey.
"If you were any portion of a man
you would. But you've tried that, and
you know where you ended."
I "But Halsey?Charley!?you don't
stop to think!" began Rawn pitifully.
"You will go back?you will go back
to the factory, in the morning? You
will help me pull it together, won't
"No, not one step back to the factory?never
in the world! I'm done
with that. I'm going away somewhere,
and she's going with me, I don't know
where. Let some one else work out
what you thought we could do, and let
some one else take the consequences
?it's not for me. You've got what
you earned?I suppose 111 get what
I've earned, too. I den't care about
, that any more."
Rawn could not answer the young
| man as he went on slowly, dully, WtI
terly. "If I've been traitor to a*y of
my own creed I reckon God'll pitnish
j me. Very well; I will take my punluVimtinf
nn tot ehnnTrt^.Tn T,-rft no
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apologies to make in a place like this.
"Haven't you gone up?oughts't.w??
' to go up now?up-stairs?" he added
at last. He put down Virginia's arma
from his shoulders; lor once more she
! had come to him.
Rawn sighed. "1 suppose I most
' ro tVr*," "be s?fd vaguely.
wp hrm^ *r?d talked a way, keary,
The Means?and the End.
Ealsey turned toward Virginia.
They did not again embrace, but stood
silent, almost apathetic now. Passion
was far awav from them indeed had
never fully seized them. The despair
in human love was theirs; and love
is half despair. She might have been
some "beautiful statue in white marble,
>fio cold was she; and as for the man
who faced her, his anger gone, he himself
might hav? been the imaga of
hopelessness. Central figures of an irreparable
ruin, ard seeing no avenue
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word for the dfner.
At last Halsey raised hie head, as
soma sound c?*ught his ear, "Whs***
thatr he sal im
"I beard it," said sba. "I think It's
some one coining up the walk.*
"Yes," he answered. "Listen! Why,
it sounds Hie a crowd. What can that
mean^ ng>w? W?i$r*
He left her smil hastened out to tM
front door. He stood there, outlined
folly by the hall light? behind him.
Those who approached recognized him.
He was greeted by a derisive shout,
half-maudlin, scarce human in its
quality. The solitary servant rushed
up, excited. "What is it, Mr. H*lsey?"
he quavered. "Is there going to be
any trouble? Oh, I ought to have
gone away with the others!"
"Get out of the way," replied HalBey
calmly. "Get back behind the
door. I'll go out and meet them."
- "Here, you men!" he called out in
sudden anger to the visitors. "What
do you mean, coming here this way?"
He was advancing toward them now,
down the steps, into the curving walk,
almost to the rim of the circle of light
cast by the house lights.
"Don't you know any better than to
come here at this time, you people?
There's trouble in this house. There't
death in here. Go on away, at once!"
The leader of the scattered group
of ill-dressed men stepped forward.
"No, we'll not go away at once. We
know who you are, all right, Mr. Halsey.
Trouble! We're in trouble, too! j
We're lookin' for some more trouble*
now."' i '
"Well, I'm not to blame for that.
What do you mean? Who are you?
"You ought to know us! We've done
up some of your damned sneaks. You
cut vour workmen down to the last
copper in wages, and yoti didn't pay
them that Then when the pinch
came, you shut the doors and slunk
off, like the coward you wasi Then
they came over tb us, at last! , Your
scabs is in the unions now."
"I haven't done anything of the
kind!" retorted Halsey hotly. "I
haven't been to the factory for days.
When I left there, every cent was paid
up. That wasn't any of my business
anyhow?I'was not cashier, but factory
"It's a lie, you know it's a lie! We've
come to show you up. We've come to
take old man Rawn and you out of this
place. We ought to ride him on a
rail, and you with him! That's what
we ought to do! We want that
money." The leader advanced toward
"Why, men, I have not got your
money?" expostulated Halsey. 'If I
| had, this isn't the way to get it from
I me? I've always used you fellows
squaie! You've got to act that way
with iae. I'm In trouble now, I tell
you. My wife's dead, and my baby?
to-day?in here. You are accusing the
best frtenci you have got! Where's
Jim SuliJvan? Where's Tim Carney?
Where's any of you men that, used to
work with me there in the factory?
Any one of you ought to know better."
"They ain't here; but don't talk that
to us! We know what you was doing
with them machines. We know -what
you was up to. You wanted to take
the bread out of our mouths! We seen
It all in the papers, the whole thing,
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plain enougn. ino wonaer you jiepu iu
all blind as you could?you wanted to
put us off the earth."
""It's a lie!" cried Halsey sternly.
"I broke them up. I threw up my
job. I quit because I didn't want to
see the bread taken out of your
mouths. I stood between the company
and just what you say. I
wouldn't allow them to make it harder
for you than it was. I never lost you
a cent of wages?I stood for you all
the time, I'm with you now. Why,
men, I've been at your meetings, I'm
one of you! Don't you know? Don't
you remember? You've never asked a
thine of me I haven't tried to do, that
was in reason. Yon know me! What
difference about the union if I'm your
"Yes, ve do know you!" broke in a
squat and pallid Jew, forcing himself
throagh the thick to the front, and
usurping the place of the wavering
leader. "By Gott, ve do know you,
Mister Halsey! You'fe lied to us,
that's vat you'fe done! You'fe been
to our meetings, yess, but you'fe betrayed
us! I seen you there, yess!"
"That's not true!" answered Halsey
hotly. "There isn't a word of truth
in it! I've lost everything in the world
I've got just because that isn't true.
My wife's lying dead in that house
back there?just because of that! Ify
! child's dead there too?just because of
i that?I've lost everything in tile world
I have got?just because that isn't
The Jew shrieked aloud, half-Insane.
| ~To hell Tith this country!" he saM.
! "To hell vitk the rieh that rot) us. If
i your vife's dead, It iss Tat's right. My
ife, ishell (fie too, she's starfing. To
hell vith Rawn and all like Ma!"
"Look here, my men, that's about
enough of that!" rejoined Halsey.
j "You're drunk or crazy, and we're not
rolng to stand for t?at here. It's no
j place for this -feted cr t trr%n i
i Tre done_aIU couW ~*x --au I haven't I
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We pa y
today and se
sfded with Rawn. ii 1 had, I could
be rich to-day."
"You are rich!" criedHhe Jew; "and
ye are poor. You eat fat, you sleep
soft. You are rich! But vat do ve
get? I'm hungry! My folks?they are
starfing! Ve haf no money. Ve get
nr\ -m nr\ av fr\y -rrrw V t'O fin Inns' Tt
buys us nothing now. Meat is no
more for us; breat, hardly. This is
no country for the people. There is
no land.vere laws are just. This is
no republic of man. Jehovah, send
Thy power! Smite and, spare not, this
so wrong a land!"
"You fanatic, shut up!" began
Halsey savagely. "Get out of
here. You don't know your own |
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troubles? Havent you cot heads of
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your own ? Haven w ^ou >?.>t rotet
o* jo t own? C.ir.'. on rigut your
o\yn -wrongs, fae *i .1 . .* you get
ready to do it, I'd like to 'mow? I'm
for you, do you understate; but you
make it hard for any orr^-y hr'p you. ,
You've "had gin CrfTOT-p my mot)
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come "ana wane us To pay you for
that. You're over here to make
trouble tonight, maybe slug me?perhaps
that's what you are trying to do
to m??and you want us to pay you
for that You talk about monopolies
nnri trusts?what vou're trying to do is
to make the worst trust in the country?a
monopoly in ignorance and savagery.
Go on home and let me alone!
I tell you, my wife is dead. I am going
back to her!"
"He's lying to us!" cried out a voice
in the crowd. "He's trying to get us
sorry for him!"
"That's it!" screamed the Jew. who
had edged to the front and who now'
stood crouched, menacing, not far
from Halsey's erect and irate frame.
"That's vhat he iss. He'ss only trying
to fool us. Kill him! Ve've vaited
long enough. Gif it to him!" He
sprang to one side, crouching.
Those back of them, at the gallery,
in the rear of the entry, heard some
sort of scuffle, a snarling of voices,
curses. There were sounds of blows.
Then came a flash, a shocking report;
after that, a half-instant of silence,
and the sound of scattering and departing
There remained only one figure, ly?
ing outstretched on the gravel. To
render succor to this, to offer aid,
there was now only one human being
left in all that place?she who now
came hurrying forward.
Virginia Rawn half raised Halsey
as he lay. "Charley!" she said quietly.
"Can you talk?"
He gasped and nodded. Through
here!" He touched his chest "I
guess TO not?be able?"
She called out, to any back of her,
for aid. The frightened servant came,
and between them they got him somehow
Into the house, dragging him to
the tfold-room library which they had
but lately left. They placed him there
upon a couch. Virginia Rawn rose and
waved the man airay. He hurried
"Charley she said, toning to him;
"can you talk?"
"A little. What Is It, Jennier
"You're hurt bad?very bad."
"Through here/', he said again, ?sm?
touched his chest. His breath was
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with, blood. His face was bluish-gray.j
She looked into Mb semi the query of}
her own. Perhaps there was something
not wholly unworthy in the
bond between them, since now it enabled
them to talk, one soul with the
other, almost without words. . .
The great, secret, all-powerful, world!
current, interstellar, not international,
the one great power?of love, as she
once said?was theirs. . . . Yes,;
it was theirs, if only for a little while.
"They've killed me," he began after
a time?"I tried to do something for!
them. He?Rawn?would have used
j it for himself. I didn't want to. . . .
I "Jennie," he said, after a time; "ll
beg pardon, Mrs. Rawn?I forgot?
would you take the doll, the little rubber
one on the table there, up to thebaby?
Poor little thing! Oh, well!"
He sighed. She quietly laid him
back upon the couch. She heard the j
blood drip, drip, through and acrossf
the brocaded couch, fulling at the elge j
j of the silken rug, on the polished floor,
eddying there; thickening there.
(TO BE CONTINUED). f
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