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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1912.
Tha Lamp of Aladdin.
THK clouds of the panic slowly
lifted and the nun began to
shine. A fearless officer of the
law hnd struck a blow for jus
tice that marked the beginning of a
w era of tisttinnal life. Slowly but
mre'y the prices of stocks began to
Incidentally rorner in wheat was'
suddenly developed and the price of
bread rose "J( per rent. Blvens was
found to le the inysterion Kwer be
hind the deal, and before the old
timers In the wheat pit could marshal
their fores to crush him he closed out
bis holdings at a profit of five millions.
The little flu;iiicier awoke next mum.
lng to And himself the tuot famous
tun u in America Ills picture now ap
peared eery where iind all norts of
writers liegan to weave marvelous sto
ries of his achievements.
N.in wits Insisting again that be make
fctnart an offer to liecome his associate
Tin sure be will consider your offer
1'iven looked at her a momeut curi
ously and she turned ber eyes away
"Why do you think he bas changed
Lis attitude townrd tne?"
h'r.itn .mnethlnc he said. That oiob
lias wiittn a question inutk before bis
"I'.y ;eorge'" he exclaimed, his black
eye- sparkling "It may le osslMe."
"You'll try?" Nan asked eagerly.
Til not try 111 do It.
"I've mi enemy somewhere among
the Ti't'cn." I'.ivens went ti musingly,
"who is dying bard In spite of the
fint that I have unlimited resources,
this iiiau l i-onstautly circulating re
port i! tioiit the soundness of my
finances lie uses ihe telephone
piai'lpally ami he ha started two
r::i on my bank within the past
month. Another Is pending. I'm go
1 ti u io ii sk Jim to preside over no In
vestigation of my resource in the
presence of s dozen newspaper re
Nan stooged and kissed him
When Stuart reached I'.ivens' new i
oflics In Wail stn-et he was amazed i
at their size and magnificence. The j
first Impression was one of dazzling
splendor The huge reception hall was
triiumed from floor to dome In onyx
Stuart nodded to a group of reporters
waiting for the chance of a word witb
the great man "Looks like a full
house, doesn't It?" he said
"They've been here for hours." said
a reporter. "There are a senator, three
liieu!tTs of the house of representa
tives, an ambassador, the governor of
a Chinese province, a Japanese prince
ami u dozen big politicians from as
many states, to say nothing of the
"Weil. I have an appointment with
Mr. Blvens t tills hour"
"Heally;" the reporter gasped "Tbeo
for heaven's sake give me a chance at
you five minute before the tither fel
lows, llenieuiber now. 1 saw you
He was still pleading when Stuart
smilingly drew away and followed oue
of Biveus' secretaries
Biveus came forward to greet him
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-(Advertisement.) t 7ioa'te just begunr Stuart later-
or Thomas Dixon
with outstretched hands.
"1 needn't say I am glad to see yon.
Jim How do you like my new quar
"Absolutely stunning. I bad no idea
yon cultivated such ceremonial splen
dors in your business."
"Yes. I like Ir." the financier admit
ted thoughtfully. "I don't mind con
fessing to you on the sly that It was
Nan s Idea nt first, but 1 took to It like
a duck to water "
In spite of Smart's contempt for the
mere possession of money. In spite of
bis traditional contempt for P.ivens" an
tecedents, character and business tnetb
sds. he found himself nr.cnnsciously
On It tha Wizard Had Placad His For
tune of Ninety Millions.
paying bomnge to the power the little,
dark, swarthy figure today incarnated,
Blvens bad become mure dillicull of
approuch and carried himself with
quiet, conscious pniie.
Stuart was scarcely prepared for the
hearty, old fashioned cordial way in
which he went about the business for
which be Lad asked him to come.
"Now, Jim. ibis Is your day; those
fellow out there in the reception hall I
cau wait. You and 1 must have the
thing out man to man. heart to heart, j
You can talk plainly and I'll answer
"I've got a proposition to make to
you. so bit: you've got to bear it. so big
you cant get away from it, because
you're not a fool. You're a man of gen
ius. There Is uo height to which you
cannot climb wbeu ouce your feet are
on the ladder. And I'm going to put
The assurance In Bivens' voice and i
tbe coutagtous enthusiasm with which
he spoke impressed Stuart.
Blvens was quick to recognize it and
strike at once.
"Before I present my plans I want
to show you that I can make good my
word I have caused these reporter to
be sent here today for the purpose of
giving tbe widest publicity to the facta
about my fortune. Another run bas
been planued tomorrow on one of my
banks. I have placed my money and
securities In the next room, so arranged
that you can verify my statements, and
at tbe proper moment I shall ask these
reporters into tbe place and let them
see witb their own eyes. There can be
no more rumors In Wall street about
my financial status. Come In here."
Biveus led the way into the room
beyond, wbicb was tbe meeting place
of tlie directors of his many corpora
tions. Stuart had scarcely passed the door
when be stopped, struck dumb
: the edges of the table Ut a solid bul-
wark two feet high,
j Behind this gleaming yello
gold be bni placet! bis stocks and
: bonds each pile showing on Its top
"Yes. yon'll understand what I mean
before I've finished the day's work."
"But why? the young lawyer asked
passionately. "Such a purpose seems
to me In Ttew of this stunning revela
tion the sheerest Insanity. Life, the
one priceless thing we possess, is too
short I can see you shoveling coal
through all eternity"
"Bnt I happen to be going to the
other place." Blvens broke in good na-
Stuart looked at the pile of gold a
moment and then at Blvens and said
"Well, If yon do get there. Cal.
there's one thing certain, -the angels
will all have to sleep with their pocket
books r.nder their pillows."
Blvens' eyes sparkled and a smile
played about the hard lines of hit
mouth. In spite of Its doubtful na
ture he enjoyed the tribute to his
financial genius beneath the banter of
his friend's Joke. With a gesture of
conscious dignity he turned to the
table and quietly said:
"Ton will find on this table exactly
STO.0OO.000 Within an hour yon can
examine each division of coin, stocks
and bonds and bear witness to the
truth of my assertions. I'm going to
close that door and leave yon here for
"Alone with all that?"
"Oh. there's only one way out." Blv
ens laughed "through my little recep
tion room, and I'll be there I'll meet
some of the gentlemen who are wait
ing. When yoo are satisfied of the ac
curacy of my account. Just tap on my
door and I'll Join you Immediately. Do
the Inspection carefulty. It's of grave
importance. I shall call on yon as a
ttU" "r vy ue'ure lu" " v
the accuracy of the count, he stood
gazing at the qneer looking piles of
yellow metal and richly tinted paper.
stunned by the attempt to realize the
j enormous power over men which It
i represented. When the huge pile
J should thrill with life ut the touch of
! the deft fingers of the master who
j could grasp its stunning force In hu
man affairs, who could tell Its possl-
The age of materialism hod dawned,
and the new age knew but one god.
whose temple was the market place.
A wave of bitterness swept his spirit,
and for the first time be questioned for
the briefest moment whether he had
missed the way in life. Only for a
moment, and then the feeling passed,
and in its place slowly rose a sense of
angry resentuient against Blvens and
all his tribe When the little swarthy
figure suddenly appeared In' the door
way bis soul was In arms for tha
struggle be knew coming.
"Well, you found I've not made a
"No To put It mildly, yon will not
be forced to apply to the charity bu
reau for any outside help this year."
"You have counted $!". mi UiOO there.
As I told you awhile ago. I've Just be
gun. I've schemes on foot that circle
the globe. I've made up my mind to
have you with me. We won't discuss
terms now-that's a mere detail the
thing Is for us to get at the differences
between us. Now say the meanest and
hardest things you can think. I under
stand." "My opinion. Cal. of your business
methods are known to every one. Tbey
say that the warriors of the Dakota
Indians used to eat the heart of a
fallen foe to Increase their courage.
Your business methods haven't made
much progress beyond this stage, so far
as 1 can see."
Bivens stroked his sl'Uen beard with
a nervous, puzzled movement and said:
"The passion for money, mouey for
: its own sake, right or wrong. Is the
. motive tower of tbe modern world
' That's why I laugh at my critics and
sneer at threats 1 am secure because
I've built my career on the biggest fact
; of the century."
"But." Smart broke In. "you don't
I live. Y'ou are engaged In an endless
i fight, desperate, cruel, mercenary for
"The game. man. tbe game!"
"dame? What game? To crush and
kill for the mere sake of doing It. as a
sheep killing dog strangles fifty lambs
in a ni-lit for tbe fun of bearing them
"Bur. Jim." the little financier pro
tested. "I don't make men as they are.
nor did I make conditions."
"Y'ou are a wrecker and not a
"But Is that true?" Bivens Inter
rupted eagerly. "I'm organizing the
Industries of the world. 1 have
furthered the progress of humanity."
"Y"es. In a way you have. And If
the price of goods continues to rise
for another ten years as it has during
the past ten under your organizing the
human race will be compelled to make
still further progress. They will have
to move to another planet. Nobody
but a millionaire ran live on this one.
A day of reckoning Is bound to come.
But a millionaire dies every day. No
body knows. Nolody cares. Is such
a life at its best worth living? And
yonrs is never at Its best. Yon can't
eat much. Y'ou don't sleep well and
you can't live beyond fifty-five."
"Don't talk nonsense. J!m; I'll live
as long as you."
"And yet you turn pale when I apeak
Blvens suddenly drew his -watch and
poke with quick, nervous energy:
"I must call those reporters and get
rid of them as soon as possible."
He gave tbe order, and In a few
momenta walked back Into tbe room
followed by the newspaper men. a
half dozen young fellows with clean
cut, eager faces. Not one of them
showed a pencil or a note book, but
not a feature of the startling exhibi
i eye flashed with piercing light, every
! nerve quivered with sensitive lrcpres
I They looked at Bivens with peculiar
j awe. Stuart noted with a smile that
1 not one of them spoke knd!v in the
presence of nlnefv millions of dollars
j Wben Bivens led them out at last
I and returned to the room be was In
I high, spirit.
"wow. Jim." be began hastily. "It
you have said ail the bad things you
can possibly think about me. we'll
get down to business and I'll present
the big proposition yon can't resist."
HEN Stuart had seated him
self on a luxurious leather
covered chair In the little
sitting room be gazed Into
the flickering fire with a feeling of
He could hear Blvens giving orders
to his employees about the removal of
his millions to the vaults below. It
would take hours to complete the task.
Be could bear the deep vibrant ring of
the gold, as the men dumped it Into
As be listened to the curious sound
he began dimly to realize that the
foundations of his life and character
were being undermined. There could
be no mistake about It. although be
bad made some brave talk to Blvens'
face as be stared at the daring display
f his money.
He lifted his eyes from the fire ant)
tfcey rested on an exquisite miniature
of Nan which had been painted Just
after her marriage. He forgot the ten
black years of loneliness and struggle
lie was standing before ber again in
all the pride and strength of those last
days of passionate longing and bitter
rebellion. His heart gave a throb of
fierce protest against the fate that had
robbed him of the one thing on earth
he had ever really desired. He tried
in vain to separate her from the strug
j gle of character and principle he was
i fighting with Blvens.
I When Bivens entered he found his
tall figure bent low In the chair and a
scow, on his face. The little b.nck eyes
i sparkled witb the certainty of victory.
He knew the poison was at work and
its wine had found the soul.
'"Now, Jim. down to business! You
can see that I have the cash What
1 must have to do the big thing I've
dreamed Is a right hand man whom
1 can trust with my money, my body
and my soul, lie must be a man with
brains and farseeing eyes. A man
who will tight to the death and be loyal
with every breath, who will work
day and night, a man of Iron nerve j
iron muscle and a heart of steel. Come
in with me. Jim. for all you're worth,
with all your brain and will and per
sonality, without a single reservation
and I'll give you a partnership of one
fourth interest in my annual Income,
and I'll guarantee that it shall never
be less than n million a year"
Stuart sprang to his feet nnd stared
at Blvens. gasping.
"Y'ou mean this are you serious? 1
expected the offer of a generous salary.
Cal. but this Is simply stunning."
"I told you I'd make you a proposi
tion so big and generous you couldn't
get away from it. But mind you. I've
.the best reasons for making It. We
are entering tbe last phase of a world
struggle for financial supremacy. This
country Is to be tbe real center of
modern power. We must become And
will become quickly the economic
masters of the world. When that hap
pens somebody is going to be master
Bivens rose and paced back and forth
"Somebody's going to be master here.
Jim." he repeated, ''and it's not going
to be a mob. the stupid, howling, slob
bering thing that clutched nt your
throat tbut day In front of my bank."
"Nor will It be a clumsy soulless cor
poration called a 'trust, either, a
thing thnt can be badgered and hound
ed by every hungry, thieving politician
who gets Into oliice. The coming mas
ter of masters, the king of kings will
be "a man a man on whose imperial
word will hang the fate of empires. I
met the king of America the other
day In this panic. He sent for me.
Y'ou can bet 1 answered the call He
made me eat dirt and swear that I
liked tlte taste of it- But I II get even
i with him yet!"
I Two livid spots suddenly appeared
on the swarthy cheeks and he choked
iDto slleuce for u moment, continuing:
"The world is waiting for Its real
master not a multi-millionaire, but the
coming billionaire. The king of kings
Is yet to come. If I had been ready
in this panic with the capital I have
today I could have made a billion.
With the power and experience 1 now
have and one such man as yon on
wnom I can depend I'd double my
fortune every year. That means that
In five years I will be a billionaire,
and only forty-two.
"A billion dollars will double Itself
In seven years. At forty-two I'd be
worth a billion. At forty-nine I'd
have two billions. At fifty-eight I'd
lie worth four billions and Just old
enough to really begin to do things.
"Give me one billion answerable to
my will alone and I can rule this
nation. Give me four billions and
no king or emperor, president or par
liament on this globe dare to make
peace or war without consulting me.
"How long could this republic stand
If such a man should see fit to change
Its form? Even now our petty million
aires buy courts and legislatures, and
the control of great cities. But the
new king would know no limitations
co this power. If Europe now cringes
at the feet of our present millionaire
king of Wall street, emperors beg his
favor and princes wait at his door,
what could the real ruler of tbe world
Bivens voice again sank Into low.
passionate whispers, while bis black
eyes again became two points of fierce
When the crucial moment came for
Ptuart's manhood to answer, the
J speech of brave denunciation died on
, his lins. At the door ,t thin vellow
emptre. mightier than kings in pnrpie
rule, his conscience baited, hesitated
and stammered. He found blmselt.
In spite of honor and character, for
the moment measuring htmself witb
Bivens in the struggle for supremacy
which wonld sooner or later come be
tween tbem If he shonld enter such
"Ton needn't rnh yonr derision.
Jim. Take your lime. Think It ores
from every point of view You'rt
bonnd to accept iu the end "
Smart flushed and bis hand trembled
"It's no nse in my quibbling. Cal.
yonr offer is a stirring one It tempts
me immensely 1 feel the call of the
old blood struggle in me. I'm begin
ning to see now that the world's battles
are no longer fought with sword nnd
"Take yonr time. Jim." Blvens broke
In. rising. "In the meantime I've got
to see more of you. Nan wants it. and
I want it. The politicians have turned
you down, but the big men who count
are afraid of you and they'll go ont
of their way to meet you. Come up to
dinner with us tonight. I want you to
make my home your home whether you
accept my offer or not."
"Heally. CaU T oughtn't to go to
night. I'm afraid I've let you take
too much for granted. I've got to fight
this thing out alone. It's tbe biggest
thing physically and morally I've ever
been up against. I've got to be alone
"Oh, nonsense, be alone as much as
you like later. Nan insisted on my j
bringing you tonight, and you've got i
to come, to save me from trouble if
nothing else. I've an engagement down
town after dinner. You and Nan can
talk over old times. I promise yon
faithfully that not a word of busi
ness shall be spoken."
Stuart felt the foundations of life
slipping beneath bis feet and yet he
couldn't keep back the answer:
"All right. I'll come."
As Stuart dressed for the dinner that
night he thought of Harriet witb a
pang. He had promised her to try to
keep out of danger. But could she
know or understand the struggle
through which he was passing? He
wondered vaguely why he had seen so
little of her lately. She had become
more and more absorbed In her music,
and her manner bad grow shy and
embarrassed. Y'et wheuever he bud
resented it and stopped to lounge and
chat and draw her out. she was always
her old sweet self. The doctor, too.
had avoided him of Inte. and he notic
ed that his clothes had begun to look
shabby. He caught him hurrying from
the house and laid his hand affection
ately on his arm.
"These are tough times, doctor, and
if you need any help you must let
The older man's voice trembled as he
"Thank yon. my boy. that's a very
unusual s-ieech to hear these days, it
renews my faith in the world."
"You're uot In trouble?"
The doctor lifted his head gently.
"My troubles are so much lighter
than those of the people 1 know I
can't think of them. So many of my
friends nnd patients have given up
in this panic So many have died for
the lack of bread. I'll let you know
if I'm In trouble myself."
ITe paused and pressed Stuart's
"I'm glad yon risked me The sun
will shine brighter today. 1 must
With a swing of his stalwart form
and a generous wave of his hand he
When Stuart reached tbe drive he
alighted and walked slowly toward the
Bivens palace. He had never teen
there before. He had always avoided
the spot. He smiled now nt the child
ishness of his attitude toward Nan.
The full moon bad Just risen and
flooded the drive and park nnd river
with silvery mystery. He studied the
effects of the building with wonder
and admiration. Evidently Bivens had
given his architects a free hand and
they had wrought a poem In marble.
So fascinated was Stuart with the
beauty nnd perfection of the great
house he wnlked around the block be
fore entering, viewing it from every
angle. What a strange thing, this
medieval palace, standing In stately
beauty In the midst of the hideous,
ugly uniformity of the most modern,
unromantlc and materialistic city of
the world! What was Its meaning?
Had a new master of the world real
ly been born? Surely his like had
never lieen seen in the history of man
this modern money maniac, this
strange creature of Iron muscles, al
ways hurrying, daring, scheming, plot
ting, with never a moment's relaxation
Stuart was shown into the drawing
room by a owdered flunky whose cos
tume was designed by one of the court
tailors of Europe. While awaiting the
arrival of the mistress of the house he
looked about the room with increasing
amazement. He found the perfection
of grace, elegance, quiet richness and
He began to realize for the first time
tbe triumph of the woman who had
bartered him for gold. His eye rested
on a life size portrait of Nan done by
the foremost artist of Europe. The
artist bad caught the secret of her
character and expressed It with genius
In the poise of the superb form, the
incarnation of sensuous, soulless beauty
dominated by keen intelligence.
He wondered if she really showed
the ten years added to her age At
least he kuew that she had not been
happy. There was some consolation
in that. Her ceaseless efforts to win
back bis friendship had left no room
for doubt, lie. sank deep Into the great
chair and silently waited her coining.
When Nan's radiant figure appeared
in tbe doorway, her bare arm extend
ed, her Hps parted In a tender smile.
Stuart knew that his fare was red
The fact that he knew It Increased bis
confusion until tbe whole room became
a blur. Her hand touched bis The
hock was sobering: he remembered
himself and smiled
"What a long, long time. Jim'
"A thousand years I think. Nan." he
"Nine hundred, to be exact, sir. bnt
better late than never I began to
think your stubbornness would post
pone tbls call until the next world
Mr. Blvens was detained downtown on
business. I am awfully sorry he's not
here to Join in my welcome But 1
am disappointed In you."
"My vanity I hrrrt. I expected to
find you. alter nine rear, with dees
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lines of suffering written on your face
You are better looking than ever. The
few gray hairs about your temples are
extremely becoming. Your honors have
given you a new repose, dignity and re
"Allow me to return the compliment
by saying that you are even a more
startling disappointment to me I was
sure that 1 should find yon broken.
Y'ou ure far more beautiful than ever.
The only changes I see merely add
to your power the worldly wisdom
which marriage writes on every wom
an's face, n new strength, a warmth
and fasclnatiou and a conscious Joy at
which I wouder and rage."
"Why wonder and rage?"
She drew him gently to a seat by her
side, leaned forward and gazed smil
ingly at him.
"When I see you tonight in all thla
splendor, so Insolently happy"
Nan sprang to ber feet, laughing.
"Y'ou are delicious tonight, Jim. and
I'm so glad you are here. Come Into
the art gallery. It will take yon days
to see It; we'll Just peep in tonight"
He followed her Into a stately room
packed with masterpieces of art.
Stuart gazed a moment In rapture.
"You must spend days here. Jim.
Now. honestly, with all your Lish-
"What long time. Jim!
browed Ideals, wouldn't you like to own
"No. Not If I had tbe wealth of
"It's a crime to rob the world of
these masterpieces of genius. They
should be the free Inheritance and In
spiration of ail the children of men."
Nun gazed at Stuart iu vague be
wilderment and then a mischievous
smile crept into tbe corners ot her
"You're trying to throw dust In my
eyes, but 1 fan tell you what you are
really thinking You are really won
dering why the wicked proster."
"You ore wrong,'' he replied slowly.
"Why the wicked prosper has never
worried me In the least. The first tilg
religious idea I ever got bold of was
that this Is the best possible world tiod
could have created -because it's free
Man must choose, otherwise his deeds
have no meaning. A deed or mine Is
good merely hecaiise I have the jMiwer
to do its opposite it 1 choose Iu this
free world, step by step, l can rise or
fall through suffering utid choosing"
"Oh. Jim." Nan broke In sottly. "I've
made you suffer horribly. You have
the right to be hard and bitter "
lie looked at Nan cautiously and te
gan to study her every word and
movement and weigh each accent I'ld
she mean what ber words nud tones
implied? in a hundred little ways
more eloquent than -pee ti she hud
said to lil'ii tonight that the old love
of the morning of lite was still the one
living thing He put ber to little tests
to try the genuineness of ber feeling.
He threw off tits restraint and led lier
back lo the cenea ot their .youth.
It means a lot to
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When dinner ended she was leaning
close, her eyes misty with tears, and a
faraway look In them that told of
memories more vivid and alluring
than all the splendors of her palace.
Stuart drew a breath of conscious tri
umph, and his figure suddenly grew
tense with a desperate resolution. But
only for a moment
He frowned, looked at his watch
and rose abruptly
"I must be going, San," he said with
"Why, Jim." she protested. "ir only
10 o'clock. I won't bear of such a
"Y'es, I must," he persisted.
an Important case tomorrow. 1 must
"You shall not go!" Nan cried. T?
waited niue years for this one even
ing's chat with you. Come into the
music room, sit down and brood as
long as you like. I've planned to
charm yon with an old accomplish
ment of mine tonight"
She led him to a rich couch, piled
the pillows high, made him snug, drew
a harp near the other end and began
to tune Its strings.
Stuart gazed at the paintings on the
celling and in a moment was lost In
visions of tbe future his excited fancy
began to weave.
A voice whispered:
"Unless you are a coward, grasp the
power that Is yours by divine right of
nature. Why should you walk while
pygmies ride? Why should you lag
behind the age In this fierce struggle
for supremacy? The woman who sits
before you Is yours If you only dare
to tear ber from the man who holds
ber by the Action of dying customs'"
lie felt bis heart throb as another
voice within cried:
"Yet why should I. an heir to Im
mortality, whose will can shape a
world, why should 1 live a beast of
prey with my hand against every
The answer wan the memory of dirty
finger nails closing on bis throat while
a mob of howling fools surged over
his body and cursed him for trying to
save them from themselves. Again be
heard a woman's voice as she held his
head close, whispering:
"I've something to say to yon, Jlmr
His Hps tightened with sudden de
cision. The golden gates of the for
bidden land swung open and his son!
(to be continued)
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