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OLD BOB IS EASY
Veteran Fitzsimmons Knocked
Out Early in Game by
FIGHT IN SYDNEY, N. S. VV.
Australian Heavyweight Champion
Wins by Means of a Slashing
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Sydney, N. s. WT., Dec. 27. Bill
Lng, the Australian heavyweight
champion, knocked out Bob Fitzsim
mons in the 12th round of their fight
at Rush Cutters Bay stadium today.
The fight was evenly contested up
to the last round, when Lang forced
Fitzsimmons to the ropes, knocked him
down with a right hand blow to the
jaw, and when he arose sent him to
the floor senseless from a right hand
Fitzsimmons had not appeared in the
ring in Australia since he left here
for the United Stales many years ago,
and when ho climbed through the
ropes today he was given au enthusi
astic reception. The veteran looked
to be in splendid condition after his
long period of preparation for today's
Kiiilit Oprnn Tamely.
The fight oined tamely, Lang show
ing his extreme nervousness. He was
freely hooted for holding in the
clinches, frequently butting his oppo
nent and refusing to break clean.
Fitzsimmons, on the contrary, fought
cleanly and quickly became the favo
rite with the crowd.
As the fight progressed. Lang re
gained confidence and forced the pace,
but Fitzsimmons cleverly evaded his
J rushes and frequently landed clean
; blows on the face and body. In a hot
rally in the 11th round Fitzsimmons
cut Lang's right eye severely with a
left hand punch.
I 'iiii-.lt in the Twelfth.
When the 12th and last round
' opened Lang rushed Fitzsimmons
. through the ropes and floored him
villi a right hand swing. Fitzsimmons
took the count of nine and arose
grogey. Lang was at him fiercely as
soo.i as he regained his feet, battering
the tottering veteran about the ring.
: He forced Fitzsimmons against the
ropes and with a hard right uppercut
: on the jaw sent him clown and out.
! Lang was a strong favorite in the
I betting at odds of 1 to 2. His weign?.
wa? announced at 1SS pounds, while
Fitzgimmons gave his as 15G pounds.
Arthur Scott was the referee. The
weather was warm and 12,000 specta
tors saw the fight.
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itL-eet. Vaudeville at 3, S and 0:15 p. m.
"The Wolf" Exceilently Acted.
There was another presentation of
Kugone Walters' powerful play of the
Canadian Hudson bay country at. the
Illinois last evening by the same com
prny, ur.der the direction of the Shu
berts, that appeared here several
weeks previous. The play, which
sends home a shuddering moral to the
:nan who thinks lightly of the honor
of womanhood, was excellently and
beautifully mounted, deserving a full
house, which it did not have. Leighton
I. Stark was "Andrew McTavish;"
Douglass Lloyd. "Batiste LeGrande;"
Irene Witt, "Hilda McTavish;" J. E.
i Ryan. "George Huntley;" Curtis Ben
ton, "William McDonald," and Lorin
; J. Howard, "Jules Iieanbien." How-
' ard's interpretation of Beaubien was
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"Girls" Tomorrow Evening.
Realism is the one essential feature
that, leads to the success of every play.
If any proof of this were needed it is
to be found just now in abundance in
the Clyde Fitch play, "Girls," which
Sam S. and Lee Shubert have given
such a magnificent production and sent
on tour after its successful run at
Dalv's theatre. New York. Whatever
j Mr. P'itch's faults, if any, may be, lack
of observ ation is not one of tnem. lie
goes through life with his eyes open.
His men and women are not forever
doing the same old things, saying the
same old words, trotting out the same
old pack of tricks. They do things,
they say things, which reflect the life
around us and in a thousand little
ways imbue Mr. Fitch's dramas with
actualities. Thus the surface texture
of a Fitch play "is always surprising
and delightful. When his girls mod
estly retire to the folding bed, the
couch and the Morris chair respective
ly, settling down for slumber, there
i3 a sudden diabolical thumping of the
steam pipes a little thing, but how
painfully real to every flat dweller in
the audience. The comio effect of this
single small touch of observation Is
surprisingly large. Again, the hero
builds a bridge across the air shaft
with a blind a patent bridge for cliff
dwellers, he calls it, hitting off the un
holy existence of people who live in
crowded flats In large cities. And the
blind falls down it doesn't fall but a
few feet to the stage. You hear It
bumping from side to side down all
four stories that are supposed to be
there and then comes the crash of
broken glass. Mr. Fitch has looked
into these flat house airshafta and sees
the skylight at the bottom. And to
those in the audience comes the pic
ture, too, and you actually feel that
the room on the stage must be four
stories up. The Illusion is perfect.
You are delighted to have your imag
ination stirred and help the play
wright build his scene. When Mr.
Fitch sends one of bis girls out for
provisions (he has observed what girls
eat on such occasions), a titter runs
through the audience as the packages
are undone. Somebody Is being hit
here! Then there are the hair pins
In the match box and the funny little
confectionery bride atop the wedding
cake. These and much more show the
little bits of detail that have made Mr.
Fitch and his plays famous. "Girls"
will be presented at the Illinois to
Scavengers of the Stage. A band of
barnstorming burlesquers parading un
der the box office pulling title of "The
California Girls," playing to men only,
broke into the Illinois as the Christ
mas night attraction. The announce
ment that women would not he admit
ted to the performance of course had
the expected result the house was
filled by a crowd of curious men and
boys, affording a sorrowful illustration
of the depths to which the public mind
may be carried through immoral pan
dering by alleged amusement caterers.
The entertainment was indescribably
putrid. There are three classes of co
medians comedians, barroom comedi
ans and livery stable comedians. The
funnyists who comprise the aggrega
tion under discussion here do not be
long to either of the two former
classes. The Hibernian and Jewish
organizations would be justified in a
prosecution of the individuals who as
sumed to depict characters of thoss
two races. The women were more to
be pitied than censured. In the finale
to the first act there is a gorgeous
use of the American flag, a positive
offense to the patriotism of any citi
zen with red blood in his veins, and
for which there i3 warrant for punish
ment for desecration of the national
colors. If any real man was amused
by what he saw at the theatre Christ
mas night he deserves commiseration
rather than criticism.
CHANCE LEADS THE
Chicago Manager Leads National
League in His Field Position.
Those hard nteht coueb of the childrenlS
What shall von give them? Just wnati
your mother gave you, and just what fieri
motner gave nen in some ramiues.Aycr b
AJr .. Jtnm it I,, ,Jnr. jt.u Cherrv Pectoral has been the only coucr.l
Chem Peroral for the cocghs and colds of medicine for seventy years. Once in the!
children. Do , he says. iTuii'. family, it stays. Keep it on band. '
Chicago, Dec. 27. Manager Frank
Chance of the Chicago Cubs leads
the National league first basemen in
the averages for the season of 1909
issued yesterday by John Heydler.
The boss of the West Siders hung up
a mark of .994 for 92 games, with
"Kitty" Bransfield of the Quakers
second with a percentage of .9S9 for
13S games. Club fielding honors
went to the champion Pirates, with
an average of .96 4. Chicago arid
Philadelphia tied for second place,
with marks of .961, while Brooklyn
trailed fourth with .9 56. The oth
ers follow: New York, .954; Cincin
nati, .952; St. Louis, .951 and Bos
ton .9 4 7. Al Bridwell of the Giants
with a record of 145 games to his
credit and Hans Wagner of Pittsburg
with 136 are tied, with .9-10 per cent
n the fielding averages for short
stops. Hummell of Brookl; d played
a perfect score in 17 games as an
outfielder, but Manager Fred Clarke
takes the bacon, playing in 152
games for an average of .9S7. "Moo
ney" Gibson of the Pirates caught in
150 games, more than any other
backstop, thus getting the honors of
the circuit, with an average of .983.
Howard Camnitz of Pittsburg has the
star pitching record, with 41 games
played and a percentage of .S0. "Big
Six" Mathewson, working In 37
games, established an average of
Clark Goes to Burlington.
Bloomington, 111., Dec. 27. The
Bloomington association concluded ne
gotiations with Burlington yesterday
by which Pitcher Edward Clark of
Chicago is transferred optionally to the
Central association club for the com
ing year. Clark pitched a record
breaking 2C-inning game last season.
Waterloo Gets New Infielder.
Waterloo, Iowa, Dec. 27. Manager
Boyle yesterday completed negotia
tions for the purchase of Infielder
Leard from Chattanooga. Leard has
been playing at short but probably
will be used at second on Waterloo'
Three-Eye league team.
Attel-Mowatt Go Tonight.
Kansas City, Dec. 27. Abe Attel of
San Francisco, champion feather
weight boxer of the world, and Tommy
Mowatt of Chicago meet In a 10-round
bout In this city tonight The men are
in excellent condition and each 13 con
fident of victory.
Striking Indian Nomenclature.
"Muskoko," Clear Sky Land;
"Maganetewan," Smooth Flowing
Water; "Kawartha," Bright Water
and Happy Lands; "Temagaml."
Deep WTater; "Wawa" The Flying
Goose are Indian words that fittingly
describe some of the most delightful
spots for a summer's outing on the
American continent. All reached at
special low round trip fares via
Grand Trunk railway system. Double
track from Chicago, to Montreal and
Particulars of fares, descriptive
literature, time tables, etc., will be
mailed free on -application to W. S.
Cookson, A. Q. P. A., 135 Adams
GOOD TO MOTHER
Jack Johnson, Black Pugilist,
Remembers Parent Christ
LAVISHES GIFTS UPON HER
Chicago Home Scene of Joyful Re
union and Hg Display of
Chicago Record-Herald: Jack John
son, world's champion heavyweight
pugilist, the only colored man who
has ever attained that honor, the man
who on July 4 next ia to fight James
Jeffries for the richest purse ever
hung up for a battle in the "squared
circle," arrived in Chicago yesterday
to 6pend the Christmas holidays with
his aged mother, Mrs. Tina Johnson,
whom he had not seen In seven years.
Those who think the life of the
pugilist is nothing but solar plexus
punches and hard knocks would have
been disillusioned yesterday had they
witnessed Mr. Johnson's arrival. This
is what happened:
He got out of his machine and
walked into the mahogany vestibule
of his mother's $11,000 home.
He removed his minklined over
coat and sealskin cap, embraced hia
parent and mingled with hers a few
He stepped out into the living
room and kissed his C-year-old son,
who was playing with a $10 toy
automobile under a beautifully deco
rated Christmas tree.
SnlflTn at Turkey.
He walked out into the kitchen,
opened the door of the new $150 gas
range and took a sniff of the 20
pound turkey and the canvasback
duck that were being roasted in ex
pectation of the event.
He walked up the walnut stairway
to his wife's room and presented her
with a set of diamond earrings that
didn't cost a cent less than $500.
He walked down into the recep
tion room and opened a bottle of
Pommery Sec with his manager,
while they discussed Mr. Johnson's
$1,500 a week theatrical engagement.
He received a delegation of news
paper men and posed for a number
He sat down to a table laden with
silver and cut glass and ate a boun
teous turkey dinner.
And following this Jack Johnson,
world's champion pugilist, stretched
his six feet and 220 pounds of solid
sinew and bone down on his mother's
new davenport and took a well-earned
Former Rock Island Boy Takes Miss
Kleanor Groll, Milwaukee, as
Rock Island friends have received
announcements of the marriage of
William McFarlane, a former resident
of this city, and Miss Eleanor Groll
of Milwaukee, the ceremony taking
place in Chicago Dec. 14. The ages
of the principals are given as CC and
22, respectively. The groom is the son
of Mrs. Robert McFarlane, who re
sided at 837 Twenty-third street, until
her removal recently to Peoria to
make her home with her daughter,
Mrs. Anderson, and another son, Dun
can R. McFarlane, the latter leaving
here at the expiration of his term as
justice of the peace, which office ho
conducted in connection with his law
William McFarlane for about ton
years has followed the theatrical pro
fession, playing with various musical
companies. A few years ago he ap
peared in Rock Island with a company
presenting "The Burgomaster." He
possesses a finely developed tenor ,
voice, and has been making a success !
of his chosen work. Hi3 wife is a ;
performer also. i
DINEEN'S NEW JOB
State Fire Marshal Will Draw
a Salary of $3,000 per
HIS PART IN 1903 DEADLOCK
Known Since as the "l)eneen Sus
pect" In Shakeup Hock Island
er Will Land Office Also.
Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Sam S. and Lee Shubert (Inc.) Offer
Clyde Fitch's Latest and
fj The Rivermdnl
LOpyright. n a w- 1
1908. by tb. J? V
cop"yr"hL f Stewart
1907. 190. by II
I J Edward White f
SYXOPSIS OK PRECEDIXG CHAP
TEKS. CHAPTER T. Jaoke Orde. lumber
man, lias his drive of lojs held up by
a d.ira built by an irascible mill owner.
CHAPTER II. Orde declares war on
Red. th mill owner.
CHAPTER III. A stranger named
Newraark joins Orde's river crew.
CHAPTERS IV.. V.. VI. The drive
Koes down river, having many adven
tures, and Orde invades a. trarnblinK
house at Redding and outwita the
CHAPTERS VII.. VIII. Xewmark
Fupgesia to Orde that they found a log
CHAPTER IX. Orde meets Carroll
Bishop, a beautiful New York girL
HE new partners, as soon as
Orde had released himself from
Daly, gave all their time to
working out a schedule of tolls.
Orde drew on his intimate knowledge
of the river and the locations of the
railways to estimate closely the time
it would take to drive them.
At last Newmark expressed himself
"Now, Orde," said he, "here Is where
you come In. It's now your job to go
out and Inter
view these men
and get their
con tracts for
Joe," Orde ob
jected, "you can
talk business to
them better than
"Not a bit,"
don't know me
from Adam, and
they 'do know
you. We've got
to carry this thing through at first on
"All right," agreed Orde. "I'll start
In on Daly."
The following morning Daly listened
"Well, Jack," said he, "I believe you
can do it. I'd be only too glad to get
rid of the nuisance of It, let alone get
it done cheaper. If you'll draw up
your contract and bring it in here, I'll
sign It I suppose you'll break out the
"No," said Orde. "We hadn't thought
of doing more than the driTlng and
distributing. Toull have to deliver
the logs In the river. Maybe another
year, after w get better organized,
we'll be able to break rollways."
"That was smooth enough sailing,"
exulted Orde to Newmark.
"Yes," pondered Newmark. "What
was that about rollways? What does
that mean exactly?"
"Why," explained Orde, with a slight
stare of surprise, "when the logs are
cut and hauled during the winter they
are banked on the river banks and
even In the river channel Itself. Then,
when the thaws come In the spring,
these piles are broken down and set
afloat In the river."
I see," said Newmark. ' "Well, but
why shouldn't we undertake that part
"It would bold back our. drive too
" We've got to carr
this thing throng."
much to stop and break rollways."
The next morning they took the
early train for Monrovia, where were
situated the offices of the cine other
Orde separated from Newmark to
spend the rest of the morning with
Ileinzman. a very rotund, cautious per
son of German extraction j.jd accent.
Heinzman occupied the time in asking
questions of all sorts about the new
enterprise. At 12 he had not in any
way committed himself nor expressed
an opinion. (
"I vill see Troctor," said he.
Orde. rather exhausted, returned to
find Newmark. The two bad lunch
together, after which Orde succeeded
in getting two more promises of con
tracts and two more deferred inter
views. The following morning also he was
much encouraged by the recptln of
"That's four contracts already," said
he, "and three more practically a sure
thing. Proctor and Heinzman are
slower than molasses about everything
and mean as pusley, and Johnson's up
Id the air, the way he always is. for
fear some one's going to do him."
But nelnzman offered a new prob
lem for Orde's consideration.
"I haf talked with Proctor." said he,
"and ve like your scheme. If you can
deliffer our logs here for $2.25, why,
that is better as ve can do it. but how
do ve know you vlll do it?"
"I'll guarantee to get them here all
right," laughed Orde.
"But what Is your guarantee good
for?" persisted Ileinzman blandly.
"Suppose the logs are not deliffered
what then? IIow responsible are you
"Seventy-five thousand dollars."
"If you vlll give a bond for the per
formance of your contract," pursued
Ileinzman, "that vould be satisfac
tory." Orde's mind was struck chaotic by
"How much of a bond?" he asked.
"Twenty-fife thousand vould satisfy
us," said neinzman.
Orde hunted up Newmark.
"Ileinzman has sense." said New
mark dryly after bearing Orde's story.
"I was wondering if ordinary business
caution was unknown out here."
"Nobody would go on my bond for
"Mine either." said Newmark. "We'll
just have to let tbem go and drive
ahead without them. I only hope they
won't spread the idea. Better get
those other contracts signed up as soon
as we can."
' Orde started out early the next morn
ing, carrying with him duplicate con
tracts. About 11 o'clock a clerk of the Wel
ton Lumber company entered Mr. Yel-
The office of state fire marshal,
under the new law, which will be
effective on Jan. 1, has been filled
by Governor Deneen, according to
telegraphic reports from Sterling,
Whiteside county. J. W. ("Jerry")
Dineen of Albany, known as the "De
neen suspect" during the 1903 dead
lock convention, is the man chosen
for the place.
The office, under the new law, is
of great importance, as upon it de
volves the administration of new po
lice powers in Illinois. The man who
is understood to have been selected
is well known to politicians and bus
iness men throughout the northern
part of the state.
Mr. Dineen will resign the post of
commissioner of the Joliet peniten
tiary in taking the new office. He has
been connected with the insurance
business during most of his career,
and this qualification is said to have
had much weight in the governor's
deliberations. The governor is said
to have informed him that he would
be appointed at a conference in
Springfield. The salary is $3,000 a
Kenton for Tltlr "SuMicct"
On the first roll call in the famous
deadlock convention of 1903, In
which Governor Deneen finally re
ceived his first nomination as repub
lican candidate for state executive,
the call of Whiteside county, accord
ing to records in J. .McC'an Davis'
history, "The Breaking of the Dead
lock," shows eight votes cast for
IlSc-hard Yates, five for Frank O.
I.owden anil one for Charles S. De
neen. In that delegation was "Jer
ry" Dineen. and the responsibility
for the single Deneen vote from the
then strongly anti-Deneen section,
was Irad at once on the man whose
name was so similar to that of the
Cook count- candidate.
He was forthwith dubbed the "De
neon suspect," but there was little
reason for the "sns.pect." for he was
most outspoken in his allegiance. For
67 ballots he cast the only vote from
his county for the present governor.
On the 68th ballot he took two dele
gates from Yates to Deneen and one
to Vespasian Warner, and, after var
ying changes, finall1 brought the en
tire delegation "across" on the final
and 79th ballot.
IutlPH of the Oftlee
The state fire marshal with his
deputies and the lire chiefs of riticj
having fire departments are required
to investigate every fire and keep
written reports In the office of the
state marshal at Springfield. The
fire marshal is given authority upon
complaint to enter upon j any prem
ises for purposes of inspection, ana
may require removal of buildings or
parts of buildings or explosive or in
flammable contents if he finds the
safety of surrounding property de
mands it, the owner of the condemn
ed property being given 3 0 days in
which to appeal to the state mar
A. (." Kennedy of DcKalb county is
said to be slated for the post which
vill be left vacant by Mr. Dineen's
promotion, while Dr. Joseph DeSilva
of Rock Island is reported to be the
governor's choice for the peniten
tiary commissionership made vacant
through the expiration of the term of
John Harrison of Danville.
The Society of plr!ttial Troth.
104V4 AVeat Second Street.
Spiritual meeting Sunday evening.
Spirit message demonstrating immortal
ity. Tests will be given. Doors open 7
p. m. Lecture and tests 8 p. m. Iadiea
and gentlemen welcome. Your departed
spirit friends will talk to you through
the medium. Seats free. No collections.
LeClalre Hall, Davenport, Iowa.
ton's private office to deliver to Orde a
"This just came by special messen
ger." lie explained.
It was from Heinzman and request
ed an immediate interview. Orde de
layed only long enough to get Mr. Wel
ton's signature, then hastened away.
Ileinzman he found awaiting him.
"1 suppose you would not be pre
pared to gif a bond."
"I Imrdly think so."
"Veil. uppose ve fix him this way,"
wont on Ileinzman, clasping his bauds
over his rotund stomach and beaming
through his spectacles: "Proctor and 1
haf talked it ofer, and ve are ngreet
that the prohosltion is a good one:
also ve think it is veil to help the
young fellers along." lie laur hed si
lently in such a manner as to shake
himself all over. "Ve do not vish to
be too severe, and yet ve ni'ist get our
logs on time. So if you gif us a bond
secured with stock In the now com
pany that would be satisfactory to us."
. Orde's face cleared.
"Do you mean that, Mr. Ileinzman?"
"Now, I call that a mighty good way
out!" cried Orde.
"Make your contract out according
to these terms, then," said nelnzman,
handing him a paper, "and bring it in
"By the vay" the little Gorman
beamed up at him, swinging his fat
legs ns the office -chair tipped back
"you vlll be selling some of the fctock
to raise money. Is it uot so?"
"Yes," agreed Orde.
"IIow much vill you capitalize for?"
"A hundred thousand." replied Ordf.
"Veil." said Heinzman. "ven you put
it on the market come and see me."
That evening, well after 0. Orde re
turned to Newmark to take dinner.
"Well. I've got 'era all." said Orde
as soon as the waitress had gone with
the order. "But the best stroke ff
business you'd never guess. I roped
In Ileinzman." ,
"Good!" approved Newmark briefly.
"It' was really pretty decent of tb
little Dntchm.in. He agreed to l,f
put up our stock as Becorirj'-.
course that securitr is srood o"' V,
A Three-Act Conceit of Pure Fun,
preclfely as shown for 14 months at
Daly's theatre. New York. Also play
lng a return engagement In New Tork
at the Shubert theatre this fall .
A C'at of Superior Ixeelleaee.
Prices 25c. 60c, 75c and 11. Phon
win out, and if we wiii out, why, tnen
he'll get his logs, so he won't have any
uso for security. So it's Just one way
of beating the devil around the bush.
He evidently wanted to give us the '
business, but he hated like the devil
to pass up bin
rules you know
how those old
"H'm y e,"
Orde went on:
"I got into your
department a lit
spearing a baked
he'd buy some of
our stock-. Ho
" Ven yon put it on Out seems to think
market come and tee we have a pretty
me"...i good show."
Newmark paused,- bis potato half
way to his plate.
"Kind of 1dm,' said be after a mo
ment. "Did he sign a contract?"
"It wasn't made out," Orde remind
ed him. "I am to bring it la Monday."
They ate hungrily, then drifted out
into the office again, where Orde lit a
"Now, let's see your memoranda,
He frowned over the three simple
Items for some time.
"It's got me," be confessed.
"What do you mean?" asked Orde In.
"It all looks queer to me. nelnz
man's got something up his sleeve.
Why should he take a bond with that
security from us? If we can't deliver;
the logs, our company falls; that;
makes the stock worthless; that makes;
the bond worthless just when It is
needed. Of course. It's as plain as
the nose on your face that he thinks'
the proposition a good one and Is try
ing to get control."
"Oh, doT' cried Orde. astounded.
"Orde, you're all right on the river.'
laughed Newmark, "but you're a babo
! at this game."
i "But Heinzman Is honest," cried
j Orde. "Wrhy, he is a church member
! and has a class In Snnday school."
I The corners of Newmark's month
were twitching quietly with amuse
"Besides, he is going to buy some
; stock." added Orde after a moment
"He was bluffing," said Newmark.
j "because he wanted to End out how
k much 6tock would be Issued. You tol J
him it would be a hundred thousand
dollars, didn't vou?"
"Why-yes, I did."
I Newmark laughed.
i "So now he knows that if we forfeit
; the bond he'll have controlling inter-
est," he pointed out. "But what I
; can't' make out is why he's so sure
j we'll have to forfeit."
j "I think he's Just taking a long shot
j at it," suggested Orde, who seemed
j finally to have decided against New-
"Not be. He has some good reason -for
thinking we won't deliver the logs.
Why does be insist on putting in a
date for delivery? None of the others
"I don't know," replied Orde.
"You say you purely can get the
drive through by then?"
"Sure! Why. it gives me two weeks'
leeway over the worst possible luck I
could have. You're too olml.;hty sus
Newmark shook his hend.
"You lot me figure this out." s.nld he.
But bedtime found him without a
solution. He retired to his room un
der fire of Orde's good tiatnred rail-
i lery. Orde himself shut his door, the
soi!e slill mi his lips. With a 8lb he
fell asleep. Some time In the bight he
was awakened by a persistent tapping
on the door. lie lit the gas and ad
mitted Newmark in his nightgown.
"Orde," said be briefly, "didn't you
tell me the other day that rollways
were piled both on the banks and l:i
"Yes, sometimes," said Orde. "Why?"
"Then they might obstruct tho
"I thought so!' cried Newmark, with
as near an approach to exultation as
he ever permitted himself. "Now, Just
one other thing. Areu't Ileinzman's
rollways below most of the others?"
"Yes. 1 believe they are." said Orde.
"And, of course, it was agreed, ns
usual, that . Heinzman was to break
out his own rollways?"
"1 sec," paid Orde slowly. "You
think he intends to delay things enough
so we can't deliver on the date agreed
"I know It," stated Newmark posi
tively. "But if he refuses to deliver the logs
na court of law will"
"Law!" cried Newmark. "Refuse to
deliver! You don't know that kindj
He won't refuse .to deliver. There'll
Just bo a lot ot inevitable delays, and
j,! foreman will misunderstand, and
-rii iidod. lilve.ve abstracted."
(To be ContlnuodT