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AUTHOR of |THE MISSISSIPPI
ITUICTPATffiNC k,r D,
COPYRIGHT 1912 BY EMERSO,
CHAPTER I?John Rava te bora fift
Texas. Early in life he shows signs of
masterfulness and inordinate selfishness*
C17APTER II?He marries Laura Johnson.
He is a clerk in a St. Louis railway
(Office when his daughter Grace is born,
xears later he hears Grace's lover, a
young engineer named Charles Halsey,
peak of a scheme to utilize the lost current
of electricity. With his usual un crupulousness
lie appropriates the idea
la his own and induces Halsey to perfect
experimental machine. He forms a
company, -with himself as president, at a
alary of $100,000 a year, and Halsey as
uperintendent of the work* at a salary
CHAPTER jfll?Rawn takes cht**ge of
the office In Chicagoi Virginia Delaware,
ft beautiful, capable and ambitious young
woman, is assigned as his stenographer.
8he 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 TV?Halsey goes to New
York with Rawn and Miss Delaware to
< ?? thp new mo
VJLyiam uciajo m
tor to the impatient directors. He gets a
message that a deformed daughter has
been born to his wife. Grace Rawn. He
returns to Chicago.
CHAPTER "V?Rawn bargains with Miss
Delaware to wear his Jewelry and appear
In public with him, as #? means to help
him In a business way.
CHAPTER VT?Rawn la fortunate !n
market speculations, piles up wealth and
CHAPTER VTI?He frets because his
Irife does not rise with him in a sociaj
way. He gives her a million dollars to
'TER IX?Grace moves to Gravnall,
and Halsey continues to live
in the cottage near the works.
CHAPTER X?Halsey's machine proves
ft success, but he keeps the fact a secret
CHAPTE i XI?Virginia Delaware bet^rfmo.ct
mm-p and more indispensible to
Rawn. 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
sake a place for themselves in the soci&J
CHAPTER XITT-Halsey threatens to
get a divorce because his *rffe refuses to
return to him. He'tells RMrn that he has
broken up all the machines after proving I
the success of the invention- Rawn, in a
great rage, threatens to kin him.
On this very beautiful evening, in
this very beautiful scene?as beautiful
as any to be found in all that luxurious
portion of a great city representing
the flower of a great country's
civilization?Graystone Hall was a
Hrmhlft Rtne-A At the back of the taL
mansion house countless auto-cars
passed in brilliant procession, carrying
countless men and women, personal
evidences of all the ease and
luxury that wealth can bring; and of
these who passed, the' most part
looked in with envy at the tall mansion
house beyond the curving lines
of shrubbery, brilliantly illuminated
now, the picture of beauty and ease,
of ceace and content. More than one
soft-voiced woman murmured, "Beautiful!"
as she passed. More than
one man, more than one woman, . envied
the owners of thia palace.
"He's awfully gone os his wife, they
say," commented one young matron,
much as m?ny did. "Not that I see
mnch in her myself?althou^J. she
seems to have a sort of way about her,
"Lucfcy beggar!" growled her husband.
"Yes, they're both lucky."
That both Mr. and Mrs. Rawn were
lucky seemed to be the consensus of
opinion of the procession of those
passing at this moment along the
great driveway, and hence lookin^,
upon the rear stage of the drama then
in progress. But they gaw.no drama.
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me evening was oeauurm. ine spot
was one of great beauty. Apparentlyall
was peaae and content. There was
no drama v'sible, only a stage set for
'a scene or happiness.
Yet, two hundred yards from the
point of this belief, on the stage of
the dimly-lighted gallery facing the
lake, the comedy of life and ambition,
of success and sorrow, moved briskly;
moved, indeed, te its appointed and
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' ; itawn s voice, narsn, nan animai m
its savagery, wakened some sudden
kindred savagery in young Halsey's
soul. In a flash the spark rose between
steel and flint. The accumulated
resentment of many days made
tinder enough for Halsey now.
"All rignt, Mr. Kiwn," saia ne, ms
head dropping, his chin extended. "Go
on with-the killing now, if you like.
I'm going to tell you right here, that
sort of talk will do you no good. If
you kill me you kill my secret. It
isn't yours, and neither yaa nor any
other man is apt to set it going
"You hound, you cur!" half sobbed
Rawn. His daughter stood, tense, silent,
unnoticed at his elbow.
"Thank you. Now, I'll tell you. I
dismantled every motor, ana i m never
going to build them" again for you. I
meant every word of what I said. Also
I mean this!"
As he spoke he?rose and struck
Rawn full in the face with his Jialfclenched
hand. The sound of the
blow could have bean heard the whole
length of the .gallery?was so heard.
BUBBLE; 54-40 OR FIGHT
An "instant later, half roaring, John
Rawn closed with the younger man.
The women, plucking at their arms,
could do nothing to separate the two.
indeed were not noticed in the struggle.
As to that, the whole matter was
over ic an instant Halsey was far
the stronger of the two. He caught
the right wrist of Rawn as he smote
down clumsily, caught his other wrist
in the next instant, and then slowly,
by sheer strength, forced him back
and down until at last he crowded him
into the chair which Grace a moment
earlier had vacated. The bony fingers
of his hand worked havoc on John
iiawn'5 wnsi. on ms twistea arm.
Halsey tv^s not fo long from his Allege
athletics, where he had been wel-1
come on several teams. He was
younger than Rawn, his body was
harder from hard work and abstemiousness.
He was the older man's master.
"Sit down!" he panted. "I don't
think you'll do this killing very soon!"
Rawn, for the first tiix*e in his life,
faced a situation which be could not
dominate by arrogance and bluster.
For the first time in his life he had
met another 'man, body to body, in
actual physical encounter; and that!
man was his master! All at once the!
consciousness of this flashed through
every fiber of him, bodily and mental.
He had met a man stronger than himself?yes,
stronger both in body and in
mind. The Consciousness of that lat
ter truth also sank deep into nis
heart. It was a moment of horror for
him. He, John Rawn, master of this
place, rich, happy, presperous?he,
John Rawn, beaten?subdued?it could
not be! Heaven never would permit
They all remained tense, silent, motionless,
for just half an instant; it
Beemed to them a long time. Halsey
at length straightened and turned
toward the door.
"I'm going," said he dully. "Good
Rawn turned, confused, distracted.
He cared for no more of the physical
testing of this difference. But he saw
Success passing in the reviled figure
Df his son-in-law. "No, no!" he cried
?"Jennie?he fouled me?but don't
let him go?hell ruin us, do you
Halsey was within the tall, glass
ioors and passing toward the front
' sntry. He heard the rustle of skirts
!>ack of him and felt a light hand upon
"Well," he began; and turning, faced
poung Mrs. Rawn!
"I'm sorry," he stammered, 'it's disgraceful.'
I beg your pardon with all
aiy heart. But I couldn't help it* He
struck me first with what he said. He
threatened me. Let me go. I'll never
come back again. I'm sorry?on your
"Charles," she said softly, "Charley,
wait. Wbere are you going r"To
the divorce courts, and then to
"But you mustn't go away like this.
I'm sorry, too. Wait!"
Suddenly moved by some swift, irresistible
impulse, perhaps born of this
unregulated scene where all seemly
control teemed set aside, she put both
her white, bare arms about his aeck
and looked full into his eyes, her own
eyes bright. He caught her white
wrists in his hands: but did not put
away her arms. He stood looking at |
her, frowning, uncertain. His blood!
"It's disgrace," he said. "I admit
It I can't square it any way in the
world. I'm sorry on your account?
awfully sorry!" His blood flamed,
"Listen!" she said, panting, eager,
her voice with some strange, new,
compelling quality in it, foreign to her
as to himself. "You mustn't go. You
mustn't ruin the future of us all in
just a minute of temper. You mustn't
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ruin yourseu, w?inc. dcbiuco, ^ c j
"But she'a yo^. wife."
"Not any longer. She's chosen for j
herself. She left me and would notj
come back. I'm going now. I'm on
my own from this time."
"Why not?" she asked coolly. "But
why wreak ruin on us all? You don't
stop to think!"
"Voc ft will set him back nrettyi
badly?" Halsey nodded toward the
bowed frame of Rawn, dimly visible,
in the gallery's shade, through the tall
"Yes,'* she said slowly, "he's my!
?"Who has given you everything."
She nodded, her arms still about his
neck. "Let me think this out for all
of us, Charley. Keep matters as they
are until I have time to think?won't
you do that much?just that little?for
His hands were still unon her wrists j
as he looked down upon her from his
height, his eyes angry, his face frowning,
disturbed. Worn almost to gauntness,
tall, sinewy, of a certain distinction
in look, as He stood there before
her now an ignorant ob.wer might
have thought the two lovers, he her
lover, not Her stepson, sTfe'at 'the least
his younger sister, surely not his
mother by mixed marriage.
As they stood thus, Rawn turning,
saw them through the tall glass door.
His face grew eager. "He's not gone,"
he whispered hoarsely to his daugh-!
ter, who stood rigid, close at his arm.
"She's got him! By Jove! She's a
Konder?my wife, my v/ir'e?she'll land
him yet?she will 1"
Struck Rawn Full in the Face.
"Do yea see that?" hissed Grace at j
last, pointing at the door. j
"Do I see it?didn't, you hear me? ;
Yes, or course i see it:
"And you'll allow that, between your ,
wife and my husband?"
"Allow it?wife!?why! damn you,
girl, what are you talking about?
wives and husbands??what's that to
do with this? There's many a million
dollars up no^v I tell you, on those
two standing there. You make a move
now?say a word?and I'll wring your j
neck, do you hear?" He caught her j
by the wrist. She sank into a chair, j
A moment later the two figures beyond
the door stood a trifle apart. The
arms of Virginia Rawn dropped from
Halsey's neck. She laid a hand upon
his arm anC. side by side, neither;
looking out toward the gallery, they j
drew deeper into the room, behind the 1
shelter of a heavy silken curtain which j
shut off the view.
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it was a. utjiiutiiui uigut. jluc iuj.15
ladder of the moon lay across the
gently rippling lake, which murmured!
at the foot of Graystone Hall's retain-!
ing sea-wall. The scent of flowers was
about. It was a scene of peace and
beauty andfcontent John Rawn and his
daughter remained upon the gallery
for a time.
(TO BE CONTINUED).
Beyond the Big Cities.
According to the government reckoning,
the United States is divided in-1
to three distinct parts, a writer in
Richardson's Annual says.
First (because they are most frequently
forced on our attention) come
the big cities. There are only fifty-one
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of them, with a population or more
Next come the small town people?
those who live in towns of 25,000 down
to 2,500. Uncle Sam differentiates;
these from the 25,000 and more, because
they live "nearer the soil." j
Many of their people are retired farmers
or merchants, depending on
farm trade, aiid all are more or less
closly influenced by agricultural conditions.
Last, we have- the ruralists?the1
farmers or those directly in touch
with agriculture. The last census
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siiows tnat tms ciass uuiuuuiuci a i
other two combined, totaling nearly
fifty-four per cent of the people.
But we will find if We turn to statistics,
that these bulk figures are misleading.
New York State, for example
with its number of cities, has a rural j
population of only twenty-one perj
cent, whereas in tnc central, western
or southern States?the big farming
section?the per cent of rural popunr\
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sometimes to ninety per cent of the
Probably ihree-fourths of our population
is either rural or closely allied
with rural conditions.
to Preacli Funeral of Some S.
"When I get rested I am going to:
nreach the funeral of some South
Carolina lawmakers," said Senator B.1
R. Tillman this morning. The sen-i
ator had just exchanged mileage forj
himself and Mrs. Tillman to Augus-j
ta, and the inconveniences of travel j
under present conditions in this State;
were evidently uppermost in his mind, j
"The mileage ought to be pulled
on the trains," added the senator '
with characteristic emphasis, dis-;
playing his old-time fire. |
Senator and Mrs. Tillman left this
morning for their home at Trenton
after a visit of two days to their son.
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