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AUTHOR of |THE MISSISSIPPI
ILLUSTRATIONS bv Ra
COPYRIGHT 1912 BY EMERSON
BHg CHAPTER I?John Hawn it born fcft
Hf TVxas. Early In life he shows signs ox
masterfulness and Inordinate selfishness.
BHT CHAPTER II?He marries Laura Johnv
' p?n. He Is a clerk in a St. Louis railway
gfflce when his daughter Grace is born.
W xears later he hears Grace's lover, a
jyoung engineer named Charles Halseyt
peak of a scheme to utilize the lost curTent
of electricity. "With his usual un*?crupulousness
he appropriates the idea
Vb his own and Induces Halsey to perfect
An experimental machine. He formB &
wsmnanv rrrftVt Vilrocolf ?<a Tjrpsident. at a
^ aalary of $100,00!} a year, and Halsey as
uperintendent of the work* at a salary
tvi ?f $5,ooa
CHAPTER m-Rawn takes change of
the office in Chicago. Virginia Delaware,
* 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
of place in the new surroundings.
CHAPTER IV?Halsey goes to New
York with Rawn and Miss Delaware to
explain delays in perfecting the new motor
to tJve Impatient directors. He gets a
^ jnessage that a deformed daughter has
Jgt been bora to his wife, Grace Rawn. He
returns to Chicago.
JHm CHAPTER V?Rawn bargains with Miss
i-' R Pelaware to wear his Jewelry and appear
tn public with him, as p. means to help
Mr iiim In a business way.
CHAPTER VI?Rawn is fortunate In
market speculations, piles up wealth and
CHAPTER VII?He frets because his
rife does not rise with him In a social
way. He gives her a million dollars to
*TER IX?Grace moves to Grayna.ll,
and Halsey continues to live
4n f>w? near the works.
CHAPTER X?Halsey's machine proves
A success, bat be keeps the fact a secret.
CHAPTER XI?Virginia Delaware become?
more and more indispensible to
JFtawn. 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
bake a place for themselves in the social
She was a woman of Bmall feminine
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-gular, stiff, unbeautifuV the sort of
"woman no clothes can make well-dressed.
Already she had disclosed
somewhat of her soul. What appeal,
then, physical, emotional, moral,
could she make to him?a student, a
risionary, an idealist?at such a mo
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meiit? And did there not remain mau |
same cool, distant figure from whom
he had so constantly to wrench his
eyes?and his heart? Yes; and his
heart! Halsey's face was dull red.
He was unhappy. The world seemed
to him only a hideous nightmare, full
of disappointments, injustices, of
wrongs that cried aloud for righting.
Ah. the corrmarison now was here, fair
and full and unavoidable!
"No, you didn't know," said lie
slowly. "A lot of people don't Now
let me tell you a few things more. You
didn't know that something like a year
ago your father told me fchat he'd
make me a present of fifty thousand
dollars the day I could run a car from
the factory to this place on a charge
taken from our own overhead receivermotors."
"A start for a million dollars!" she
murmured. "You get that?when you
"Yes, that i3 to say, I could have
had that any day in the week these
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pasi eigni moiuns?11 ue reauj u<xs>
?ot that much left where he can realize
on it He's pretty well spread
"Then you have had it?what have
Fou done with the money?"
"I presume I look as though I'd
spent or could spend a mere fifty thousand
dollars or so, don't I?" was his
juiet answer. "No, I didn't have it,
ind I haven't got it. I'll say this much
to you, however, that I ran my little
Did car here to-night on a charge taken
out of one of the overhead receiver
motors of tne international rower
company?a motor completed on my
own ideas, and by my own hands. It's
mine, I tell you?mine."
"Charley!" she caught him by the
wrists, with both hands, eagerly. "You
can give me the things I've got used
to having! I'll go back?oh! I'll go
back?we'll go on together! I hate
utu su?yuu uuii t saiuw;
"That's nice of you, Grace; but
you've guessed wrong. I've not got
that fifty thousand yet"
"But you can have."
"Yes, I can. What could I buy with
It? For one thing, I could buy back
I "Sut Charley! We're rich! You've
"No, I am poor, I've failed. I'm
just beginning to see how much I've
'If you don't tell me the truth about
this I'll do it myself!" she exclaimed
fiercely. "You've not been loyal?
you've taken pay!"
"Your father took his pay from
me," was his half-savage answer.
"He's been paid enough! As for me,
I don't want any more of this sort of
"What are you going to do?you're
not going to sell out to some one
"No, my dear, I'm not going to do
precisely what you suggested I should
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to sell out. could : roo <;nd
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make more than any" fifty thousand.
The foreman in our factory, who
knows very little, can sell out to-morrow
morning for ten thousand dollars,
maybe double or treble that now. The
watchman on our door can sell out
when he likes. We can all sell out,
any of us sell out. But we haven't!
If there has been any selling ^ut it
has been done by those who built this
place here?the place which you found
better than the best home I could offer
She sat back stiff, silent, somber.
"You?you never mean that you are
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asked at length. "What earthly good
will that do? Pa'll have it out of you
somehow! I'll?I'm going to tell him!"
"Try it," said Charles Halsey, easily.
She had courage. "Father," she
called out. "Pa! Come here?at
Rawn rose suddenly up from his
chair at the startling quality in her
voice. "What's that, Grace?" he
called across the long gallery.
"Come here, I want you! We've got
something to say to you."
Halsey sat motionless.
Rawn approached slowly, obviously
"jf it'a imnortant?" he be- '
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ga.ii. He had found love-making to his j
young wife especially delicious this)
evening, although he mistook her
strange silence and preoccupation
merely for wifely coyness.
"It is important!" Grace exclaimed;
and rising, clutched at his arm.
"Well, then, what's it all about,
what's it about? Come, come!"
"Charley's done it, he's got it?he's
got the machines finished?over
there?!" Her voice was almost a
scream, hoarse, croaking. She stood
"What's that?" demanded Rawn.
"What do you mean? Is that the truth,
"He came over in his car, under International
overhead?he told me so,
mvht now." she went on, half hyster
Jcally. "You owe him money?a lot,
a pile of money?he told me so right
now?it's worth more than any fifty
thousand. Oh, we're going to have
money too. You see!"
Rawn shook off her arm and half
9ung her back in her chair. "What's
this about, Halsey?" he said. "Is it
Halsey nodded calmly, Dut saia
Rawn half-assailed him, his large
hand on his shoulder. "Did you get
:he current?" he demanded. "Did you
really come over under power out of
Dne of our overheads?"
"Yes. to-nieht." said Halsey. "Often
"Why, my boy, my boy!" began
John Rawn. At occe he stood back,
large, complaisant, jubilant. "My boy!"
was all he could say. Not even his
soul could at once figure out in full
acceptance all the future which these
quiet words implied.
"Come!" he explained after a moment,
excitedly. "Let's get to the telephone!
I want the wires right away!
I'll make a million out of this before
"And write me a check for my fifty
thousand to-night?" smiled Halsey.
"Surely I will?I've told you I
would?I'll do more than that?I'll
make it a twenty-five thousand extra
for good measure. I'll have the check
taken care of to-morrow at my bank, \
as soon as I can get downtown! Oh, |
things'll begin to happen now, I promise
"I wouldn't be in too big a hurry to
use the wire, Mr. Rawn," said Charles
Halsey quietly. "And never mind
about that check."
"What do you mean? You're going
to try to hold me up?"
"No, I'm not going to try to hold
you up at all. If there's any question
about that possibility, I can get a million
to-morrow as easily as I can any
traction ot a minion io-mgni, mr. |
Rawn, and it's just as well you should j
know that, perhaps." i
"A million?" croaked John Rawn. j
"You'd sell us out?"
"No, I said. I'm not going to sell
you out, Mr. Rawn. And you're not
going to buy me out."
"Of course not, of course not,"
laughed Rawn hoarsely. "You don't
"You haven't ^understood me either,
Mr. Rawn. Now, what would you do
if I told you that after taking my
charge for the little car yonder I
turned about and dismantled every
motor in the shop?destroyed them all
?locked *up the secret, ended the
whole game now?to-night? What
would you say to that?"
"By God! I'd kill you!" said John
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had a litle lamb, I think she
called it Pet,
It stood on the track and "was struck
And I think it is running yet
TOWNS AND HUES
SWEPT BY STORM;
LIST OF DEAD REACHES 225 PERSONS.
Witnesses Relate Thrilling Stories of
Harrowing Scenes Reviewed From
Windows of Train.
Chicago, March 24.?Totals of the
dead and injured in the track of Sunday's
storm are as follows, according
to reports received tonight:
City Dead. Injured.
Omaha and suburbs 152 330
Terre Haute., Ind 18 250
Chicago 5 40
Yutan, Neb 16 20
Berlin, Xeb 7 IT
Council Bluffs, Iowa. . 12 13
Bartlett, Iowa 3 10
Weston, Iowa 2 2
Neola. Iowa 2 2
Glenwood, Iowa 5 2|
Beebe, Iowa 21
Malvern, Iowa 2!
Walton, 111 1 3
Sterling, 111 1
Traverse City, Mich. .. 1
Perth, Ind lj
Totals 225 694 |
By far the greatest damage was j
done in and near Omaha, through j
part of which a tornado swept Sunday
evening, throwing down many
substantial buildings, ripping off roofs
and sidings of houses and killing men,
women and children by the score.
The storm kept its work a secret!
from the rest of the world for hours j
by breaking down all wire communication.
Messengers with news stories!
had to go by train to Lincoln, the I
State capital, to send out the first!
definite news of the disaster.
During the early hours of the mornins
injured persons worked desper
ateiy to remove persons caught beneath
razed biuldings. The debris
caught fire in many places and many j
persons were painfully burned before
they could be extricated.
No great number was killed in any
place. The wind swept along, taking
its toll here and there. The tornado
even jumped over portions of the city
im its path, swooped down again and
dashed constructions to eartfe.
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The gale left Omaha only to sweep
on to towns in Iowa in the same destructive
manner that it had attacked
villages in Nebraska. The rage of the
elements even extended in a somewhat
abated form to points far in the
East to Illinois. No sooner had the
twister passed than a gale swept over i
much the same territory, but with j
What sems to have been a separate
storm swept portions of Indiana, but
worst near Ter-e Haute. There nearly
a score of persons were slain and
many others hurt.
The sleet and wind storm of the last
few days had reduced telegraph and
telephone communication to dire;
straits as hundreds of poles and j
thousands of miles of wire were car-1
ried down in a tangle. The tornado!
added to the havoc west of Chicago, j
oithnnfrTo wires ivere renaired to the!
east. In many cases large regions j
were unable to use commercial tele-!
graphic facilities and news associa- j
tions were forced to send representa-j
tives in the most unusual ways to
reach the newspapers.
Floods swept through several Wisconsin
cities, damaging many thous
ands of dollars worth of goods. Dams |
were washed out in many places and j
the released waters swept over the
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had closed. "Wind blew a violent gale,!
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the city. After the storms had passed
the wind died to a gentle breeze, the
sun shone brightly and the warmth of
the spring pervaded the air.
Some Tivid Stories.
Stories replete with thrills and
pathos were related in Chicago today j
by eye witnesses of the tornado which i
swept over parts of Nebraska, Iowa
Terror-stricken the narators of!
these stories had sat fascinated in the I
coaches of a Chicago, Burlington and j
Quincy railroad train watching a j
great dark cloud skipping wierdly on i
its work of destruction. In several I
villages they helped pick up the dead;
The "wounded and the dead were'
placed on seats and in the aisles of!
the cars until the train, which had;
pased through the beginning of the
track of the -whirlwind that struck
Omaha, reached the latter city.
On the way in the injured told
tales of suffering and gave vivid de-:
scriptions of escapes "which seemed to
200 persons killed and 400 were in-.
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All forms of communication were almost
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