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i«C 3 fe 11 jfl ä I nU 4 <4 % i y PL t r. 1 \ JL l i! ■ Ö] 7 ! mW II i sj^ 11] r ' I I ,L : ,i Nil m'i A i| wr&f6Mom?# cv iM jj. I X' B: 'TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS OR Synopsis.—Typlnal tramp In ap pearance, Daniel Randolph Fitz hugh, while crossing street, causes the wreck of an auto, whose chauffeur disables It trying to avoid running him down. In pity the occupant of the auto, a young girl, saves him from arrest and gives him a dollar, telling him to buy soap, and wash. His sense of shame is touched, and he improves his appearance. That night, in a crowd of unemployed and anar chists, he meets Esther Strom, a Russian revolutionist. Chicago K. CHAPTER I.—Continued. —2— "Fel-low clt-l-zens !" His deep-toned bass boomed up and down the street. "The time has come for revolt. The ricli and the mighty have ground us In the dust long enough. We must turn. We must claim our own. We are the pro-ducers—the backbone of this pow-er-ful nation. Who shall con trol it—the capitalists or the working men?" His voice, deep and sonorous, pro nouncing each word very fully and very distinctly, rang out over the dis ordered crowd like a foghorn cutting through a misty night. It was the old story of noise being mistaken for wisdom, and It Inflamed his hearers like fire to dry twigs. Nothing could have more aroused them. When after several minutes of thunder and bombast he brought his address to a whirlwind close and bowed and turned to climb down, there was a rumbling, mumbling, confused outcry thnt arose, one solid roar of approbation, and lasted until the giv ers (hereof were hoarse. He fought his way through his newly made ad mirers and returned to the woman, whom he saw standing in the door way, waiting for him. I She pulled him Inside and stood with her back against It, looking at him with shining eyes. "I —I want you to speak for us tonight. Won't you, please?" She leaned nearer him, rest ing her hand on his arm, and her eyes as well as her lips said "please." He felt a peculiar impulse to put his nrms around her, and conquered it just in time. "There's a side entrance. I have the 'open sesame.' I will take you on the platform with me. You will come, won't you?" Again that pleading of mouth and eye. She stepped Into the street. "Are you coming?" she called back. "Coming?"—he hurried after her and took her arm, the better to pro tect her from the jostling throng. "You bet I'm coming. With you !" CHAPTER II. Smulski's hall was a vast, burnliko structure of one floor. Every Inch of floor space was occupied by swelter ing humanity, und when Fitzhugh rose to muke his uddress lie faced au audi ence of fully three thuusund. He walked to tlie edge of the platform and stood looking out over that silent sea of upturned faces, with scarcely an idea of what he was to say. Yet he felt a tingling thrill of pleasure that for u momeut was as wine to ills senses. He knew what he could do, and he exulted in his gift. Many times before lie hud moved men with it, but never so large a gathering as ihis. At the back of tlie platform, seated among her "comrades," Esther Strom leaned forward in her chair, her lips slightly parted, her dark eyes spar kling. From that moment until the close of his address her gaze never left his face. Fitzhugh charged into ills address. His voice, very low at lirst, swelled fuller and louder and clearer as he spoke, until its resonant ring thun dered and echoed through the mam moth hall. The crowd became us a single body with u single mind, which drank in his words thirstily. He •wayed and moved it this way and that with the apparent ease of the wind swaying a field of wheat. It was not what he said, for tie said nothing great, but the way he said it that so stirred his auditors. Those who had gone before spoke to the mind. He spoke to the heart. There was a moment's calm before the storm of applause broke, roared In upon him, wave upon wave and he-stood up, smiling nnd bowing, i to meet it. It , , He was Immediately sur ! rounded by a group of men and worn en, who, in their own way, showered him with congratulations, heaped flat tering eulogies upon him. Turning to greet a fresli delegation who had just joined the group around him, he saw Esther standing a short way off. As their eyes met she beck oned him and he went to her. "You must let me have him now," site said, smiling upon the admirers who had followed him. "He Is my dis covery, you know, nnd there are many things I want to say to him." "Bring him back soon, Esther," called one of the men—a bloteh skinned, yellow-haired giant railed Ni kolay. "I want to give him literature." She nodded brightly over her shoul der, and led her captive from the stage and Into an adjacent room. Once alone witii him she seized ills hands and raised lier face, eager and radiant, to his. "1 knew you could do It—I knew it ! And there's something else I know." I "Well, let's have il," lie said a trifle brusquely. "What else do you know— about me?" "I know that you can be a great man." She hud waxed suddenly very earnest. "You have it In you. You must take «liât is yours! You owe It X' to yourself !" "Give me your address," said tie, "and I'll come to you." Site hurriedly wrote something oil a slip of paper and handed it to him. "Come—any time," she told him, and turned toward (lie door. "Isn't there another way out?" lie asked, detaining her. "I don't care to run the gantlet of that hand shaking brigade again." She unbolted a door ut (lie end of tlie room and disclosed n rickety wood en staircase leading to a hack alley, lie pressed her hand, murmured a word about a future meeting and was gone. The us must We of con pro and dis of his and there of giv ad at you you, rest eyes He in I take You that She you her pro On n tine snring day the finest prom enade In Chicago and tlie loneliest Is the Lake Shore drive. Theoretically it Is the Champs Klysees of tlie west ern metropolis ; ordinarily it is ns silent, as deserted as an isolated coun try road. On this particular morning it was very attractive and very deso late. The only sign of life in the na bobs' thoroughfare (if one excepts the sparrows) was a penniless young man. Under his arm he carried a newspaper parcel. There was a singular glint in his eyes, a singular expression on his face, ns well there might be, for, in deed, it was a preposterously reckless tiling he was contemplating. Subcon sciously his thoughts were of the dark liaired Russian woman and an early sight of her; and it was this, no less than his Inordinate passion for the theatrical and spectacular, that gave birth to the extravagant notion that occupied his mind. "In any event," he told himself, "I can do no worse than lose. Aud look A of rose He Yet ills do, but lips the If \ V * *10* m m 'Ten Thousand Dollar», or I Hurl It at Your Feet!" what I stand to win ! Because It has never before been successfully done is no reason why I cannot do it." He stopped before a gray stone mansion of flamboyant architecture surrounded by a twenty-foot cast iron fence, both of which plainly plotted the Idiosyncrasy of some mil lionaire. he a He and the was so had He ex One of the lower windows was raised, and through the shrubbery he saw silhouetted therein an elderly man, white of hair, patrician of pect, lean of fuce, reading a paper. us newH Fitzhugh, peering between the Iron rails of theBrobdilignagiun fence, regarded him a minute walked m a few paces, returned, and watched him again, not unlike some Indian chief tain gloating over a helpless captive. < if a sudden, ns me who plunges a cold shower on a frosty morn ing. he laid hold of tlie mammoth gate, which seemed to weigh tons, swung It on its litige him tnt i hack It , s, walked to ! the front door and vigorously worked the knocker. After mi appreclahle wait tile door ""hat is it?" inquired one brief glance seemed to appraise the caller's finan cial status and i was opened, the butler, who in •clal standing. First the name of ho is sitting In the "Many things, tlie gentleman v room to my right morning news." engrossed In tlie "What Is your husim "Answer first !" ordered Fitz such an air of rity that the plent menial was almost in u for fear he hud misjudged his man. me hugh sternly, and with hauteur and auiii sa panic "Thnt Is Mr. Symington Oils, sir." "I wish to see him. lie so good ns to toll him so." "Who shull 1 sn.v, sir?" Fitzhugh hesitated 11 moinont. and. u lightning panorama, there his mind telegraphic like flushed pictures of myriad hands applauding him, of the warm-blooded Kussian. whose eyes bespoke her love for him, of the dark-skinned "reds" voicing their iconoclastic views. And u whlnt across steal idea came. "'I'ell Mr. Otis," said lie. "that an emissary of the Cause desires to speak with him." The butler. hough not understand ing. was Instantly suspicious. "I am afraid." he demurred, with a firm shake of ids head, "that Mr. Otis is very busy and will he unable tc see you." Fitzhugh thrust ills foot between the closing door and the wall ; and at Hint moment Mr. Otis stepped Into the hull. "Well, Noonan?" "This man, sir, Is trying to force hi? way in. I am just about to eject him. sir." Fitzhugh laughed merrily. "Oh, no you're not, Noonan." And before thr corpulent Noonan could say a word or move a muscle he was seized In a grip of steel and thrust speechless against the wall. Tlie master looked on as though un certain whether to he amused or in dignant. While he was deciding Fitz hugh confronted him. "Mr. Otis." said he, "I want a few minutes' talk with you." Otis smiled. "1 (hink you've earned an audience with me. Nerve like your? should not go unrewarded." They en tered the shadowy room, ostensibly a library. "What can I do for you?" ".fust a moment." Fitzhugh drew the sliding doors, which le.d to the bull, together and fastened the clusp. having first deposited ids newspaper parcel very carefully upon the floor. He looked around tlie room, and, sat isfied they were free from Interrup tion. picked mi Ills parcel and took a seat opposite his host, who watched all these movements with a frown of suspicion and annoyance. When Fitzhugh spoke ills voice hnd the deep, resonant ring it always ac quired whenever he was "acting" a part or exercising Ills oratorical gift "Mr. Otis," he began, leaning forward in ids chair and looking his auditoi steadily in tlie eye, "you are a million nice, are you not?" Otis' frown deepened. He glanced impatiently at his watch. "I can spare you but little time this morning," he said, with polite curlness. "I must ask that you state your business as briefly as possible." "Hut you are a millionaire?" "Yes, yes. What of It?" "And I am a pauper. At this mo ment I could not buy—this newspa per." He took from the library table the morning paper Otis had been reading. It was folded In such wise that a large flashlight photograph im mediately caught bis eye. He recog nized it instantly—recognized the tall straight figure In the white sweatet standing above the blur of faces, arms thrown upwards and outwards, head hack, eyes closed. He lived over again that brief moment of glory, and the exaltation he hnd felt returned two fold. He cast the paper aside and threw himself into the role he playing, with redoubled zest. "Mr. Otis"—and he pointed twe rigid fingers within an inch of his hearer's face—"you must lend me ten thousand dollars!" He seized thi newspaper parcel, which had lieeu resting on his knees, and stood holding it high above ills head. "Mind I say must !" His voice rang out oral nously. Ills eyes were cold, merci less. "In these hands, Mr. Otis, I hold sufficient dynamite to blow this house and nil It contains to ten million atoms. Quick, sir!" he thundered, and made a terrible gesture with tlie parcel. "Ton thousand dollars, or I hurl it at your feet !" Although Otis' fuce had deathly pale he had not grown cited or betrayed a sign of fear. He sat quite still, his thin hands resting lightly on the arms of his chair, his gray eyes fixed unwaveringly the black ones above him, Ills mind working with the cool precision of u perfect mechanism. "He's either mad or an assassin," ran his thought— "probably mad ; afld the only way to deal with a madman is to humor him. Perhaps, though, he's only bluffing. In any event I'd best take no chances." Otis made a caressing movement with Ills fingers along the nrm of hla chair; his head rested on the back ol It the better to keep his eyehold the supposed maniuc. "Ten was up turned IX upon on thousand. Er —won't you please sit down?" "I will not. I could not explode the dynamite sityng down." "Quite so, quite so !" Tlie caressing movement Increased. p. His voice was silky. not. of course, suppose 1 have that much money in the house?" "No. "Ten thousand—h'in. You do You must write me n check." "Very true, so I must. "But"—he held a finger beside his eye and smiled waggishly "might I not stop pay ment on the check?" I he pretty girl again. I TO BIO CONTINUED.) Proper View of Peace. Peace Is our proper relation to all men. There is no reason why, as far as we are concerned, we should not be at pence with everybody, they are not at pence with us, be at peace witii them, look to their own hearts, we have only to do with our own.—J. B. Mosley. If even we may Let them REDS FEW MILES I POLES OFFER STUBBORN RE SISTANCE TO HOST OF INVADERS. CITY SORELY TO BE CAPTURED Reds »and Germans Plot to Conquer U.' S.—Get France 'and England First.—Poles Are Making Firm Stand. PARIS.—Warsaw was still holding out Monday as far as is known, but the battle raging.* under » the walls of the city is increasing in violence. From the vague news reaching Paris, it is drawn that the Poles are making a good fight, but seemingly all they can hope for is to delay the hour of the city's fall. The reds are con tinuing to advance and have reached a point less than 10 miles from the capital. » Of Latest Report. KOLNO, Poland.—Soviet Russia in tends to seek an alliance with Ger many to make war on France, and if this is successful, to undertake a con quest »of England and eventually America, officials' of the bolshevik regime told the Associated Press here. Poles Claim Heavy Losses. WARSAW.—Uninterrupted fighting is going on In the valley of the Bug from its source to its confluence with the Narew river. The great battle which has just begun along the river has |been marked by an appreciable advantage for the Poles. They have inflicted heavy losses on the enemy and retaken important positions. In Galicia the Poles, without pressure from the bolsheviki, have withdrawn to the pug. POLISH DELEGATES WILL SEEK PEACE Armistice Terms to With Bolsheviki at Minsk. Be Discussed In WARSAW.—The Polish delegates who are to meet bolshevik represen tatives to discuss an armistice and peace, left Sunday for Minsk, where the conference is to be held. DOMINION RULE FOR ERIN LOOMS Wylie's Resigation May Cause Action Very Soon—Commons Chief Will Make Pledge. DUBLIN.—The Freeman's Journal announced that E. Wylie, legal adviser to Viscount French, the lord lieuten ant of Ireland, has presented his res ignation. Rather than accept It, the newspaper says, Andrew Bonar Law, government leader In the house of commons, has promised to pledge the government to dominion home rule with full fiscal authority, comments the newspaper, the ques tion of Ulster will be subject to dis cussion. a Of course, Premier Offers Terms. In reply to a question in the hoube of commons Monday Premier Lloyd George again announced the willing ness of tlie government to discuss with ,any representatives of Irish opinion any proposals for a settle ment. He said such discussion would be subject to three conditions. First—That the six a of in counties of northern Ulster must be treated sep arately. Second—That there must be no cession of any part of Ireland from the united kingdom. Third—"We can not agree to any thing that would involve any detrac tion from the security of these islands or of their safety in case of war. ' Sinn feiners would not be ruled out if they were prepared to accept these conditions, he said. 80 of WOMEN ON SIXTEEN DOLLAR BASIS California Adopt» Wage Affecting 20,000 Worker». New Minimum SAN FRANCISCO.—A in minimum wage order for all factories in Cali fornia, based on a $16 weekly mini mum for all experienced women and minor workers, was issued recently by the Industrial Welfare commis sion. effective September 26, 1920. Tlie commission estimated that more than 20,000 employes would be af fected by the order, which includes printing, bookbinding, engraving and lithographic establishments. The employment of women after 11 p. m. without a permit from the com mission Is prohibited by the order. son of of $500,000 Cloudburst's Toll. TOLEDO, Ohio.—With aid from out side contracting firms Toledo streets were being cleared of debris and wood blocks washed up by the cloudburst Monday. Damage of approximately $600,000 is believed to have been suf fered by the city, business interests and resldenls. tlie WASHINGTON NEWS NOTES Recent Happenings In This State Given in Brief Items for Busy Readers. I Mother, Two Children Drown. SEATTLE.—Mrs. Marie Gilson, 31 years old, and two children drowned in 1-ake Washington. were Month Sets Heat Record. SEATTLE.—August weather this year has set a record for 10 years in the longest spell of abnormal tem perature. Seattle Factory Fire. SEATTLE—Fire recently destroyed the plant of the Gibbs & Phillips Furniture Manufacturing company, causing a loss of $26,000. Two Drown at Seattle. SEATTLE.—W. S. Way and Peter Lesseth were drowned at different points in Lake Washington Sunday, each in full view of relatives and friends. New Fires in State. SEATTLE—Despite a critical period Of dry weather, fire in western Wash ington forests have been held to a minimum, and only a few minor blazes have been reported. Pomeroy Ships First Wheat. POMEROY.—The shipping of new wheat lias begun, .the first carload leaving Pomeroy Wednesday. The wheat tested 59 pounds and the yield an acre was a little over 40 bushels. Adams County's New Highway. RITZVILLE.—The citizens of this county are rejoicing that the commis sioners have approved the petition for the construction of a Donohue road from Lind soutii over Providence hill to Cunningham. I o)d I Horse Kills Boy. Lawrence Johnson was thrown from j his horse and instantly killed while trying to drive a herd of cattle out of a deep canyon near the top of Badger mountain recently. YAKIMA.—Sessions of the Wash-i Ington State Press Association closed j Saturday with the election of-Clar-. ence Ellington of Chehalis, president and N. Russell Hill, Davenport, sec retary-treasurer. It was decided to hold the 1920 session at Paradise Val ley, Mount Tacoma. WENATCHEE.—Eight year State Press Meet. Greeks Held as Holdups Charge. YAKIMA.—Three Greeks, all on the payroll of the county engineer, are In the county jail after an alleged at tempt to hold up W. F. Hendrickson and T^ W Willoughby as they were driving through Union Gap recently. County officials allege that the Greeks have staged holdups near Union Gap several times in the last month. Okanogan Towns aGin. WASHINGTON, D. C.—Both Oka nogan and Oroville have made sub stantial population gains in the last 10 years. Okanogan, which had a population of 611 In 1910, now has 1115 residents. Oroville has grown In 10 years from 495 to 1013. Other Okanogan county towns are reported as follows: Brewster, 394; Concon ully, 270; Pateros, 412; Riverside, 209; Twisp, 289. State Ha» Over Six Million. OLYMPIA,—The following was issued by the state treasurer for the period ending August 10: Bal- ( a nee on hand for the week ending August 10, 1920, is $6,715,851.47. The balance for the week ending July 31 - receipts for. the \ week ending August 10 are, $369, 896.06, making a total of $7,960,392.69 ! with warrants paid during the week ! j I report was $7,590,496.63; amounting to $1,244,541.22. Reardan Man Killed. REARDAN.—Ernest Elston, age 35, was found dead beside Ills a farjn near here, found beside his wagon which was j standing a* the granary with a part j of the load off. The platform of the . granary which stood some feet above the wagon had collapsed and sacks of wheat were upon the ground. It is believed that the platform gave way under the weight of Mr. Elston and in falling his head had struck the wheel, causing instant death. i of wagon on The body was of Value of Whitman County. At the office of the county assessor the following interesting comparisons of assessed valuations for 1919 and 1920 are given: 1919 1920 Personal Farm .... Town $6,268,860 ... 25,401,940 . 3,979,190« $8,575,585 34,794,320 4,178,050 Total $35,639,990 $47,647,965 The amount of grain in the county in March, 1919, was 287,795 bushels and in 1920 2,024,8^0 bushels. In 1919 ©here were 16,934 hogs assessed at $88,605, and In 1920 there were 14, 359, valued at $85,673. RECENT DEATHS. COLFAX.—David Adams, pioneer of this county. PULLMAN.—Mrs. Martha E. Batty wife of William Batty of Wawawal. SAN FRANCISCO.—Mrs. Ida Irene Jamieson, ago 63, owner of tlio Jamie son building, Spokane, of tiie best known Spokune pioneers of 40 yeurs ago. Jamieson, died 10 ai! aged G. in She was ono Her husband, E. H. 25 years ugo. Pacific Rates to Rise. TOKYO, — Transpacific passenger rates will be raised 20 per cent Heji tembor 15. The increase will make tlie £ost of first cabin passage from Japan to tlie United Stutes $300. but ÏI SHIPPING BOARD TUNITY FOR SERVICE. SEES GREAT 0P( OCEAN COMBINE TO HELP || American Concern and Hamb Draw U,p Twenty-Yea "rail, r Contract —Companies Will Dip** Own Agencies. WASHINGTON, I). (\ American £hips Operation, on former Germ, trade routes to all parts of has the sanction and shipping board, Chairma dared in the »qg support of n, Henson rL announcing coopers^ working agreements reached bet* the American |Shlp and Comm«! corporation of New York and Hamburg-American line of Germa He declared that "the shipping w would look forward to seeing one its constructive plans carried "There is no German n our j money i n J American end of the business there any agreement for act German compaai vestment in any American he added. The agreement is for 20 years consists, the chairman said, of a eral agreement covering tlie pi pies to be followed by the two cerns and an operating covering methods, vides . that each party may I an equal amount of tonnage in s I passenger and freight agree#* In general, it », pur services 1 j 8ha11 be established, which will 1 those between the United Stall allt ^ Germany, and Germany and pois °ther than of the United States, 1 The American Ship and comment corporation is to act as agent M the Hamburg-American line in tht United States and the German cos j panies as agent for the America company in Germany, but each eo* pany may establish offices in tin country of the other to supervisent tivities. PONZI. THE FAKE Activities of This Company May Have j Rivalled in Extent of Ponzi'i j L BOND8MAN OF FINANCE DEAL£1 WITHDRAWS $36,000 BAIL. END OF GET-RIGH-QUIGK IDEA Company, According to the Authorities. BOSTON.—Four men, who have ac cepted millions of dollars from Ne» England investors on promises of pay- I ment of fabulous interest, are behind j the bars. Charles Ponzi, whose spec- I tacular financial dealings have made his name known the country over, | was surrendered by the man who aid I furnished 35,000 bonds for his release I afte: - his arrest by federal authorities, j Unable to find another bondsman, j Ponzi was taken to jail. J Throe officers of the Old Colony! Foreign Exchange company were at tested, taken i^ito municipal court and held in $50,000 bonds each oaj technical charge of larceny of $5$ from persons unknown, of bonds they are in Jail. They «• Charles M. Brightwell, president M* treasurer of the concern . Raymond Meyers, and F. Meyers, sales age« 1 - They pleaded not guilty. That the activities of this eomp»M might have rivtrleldj in extent t* Securities ® ,p In dsf dealings of Ponzi'» change company was intimated W Albert Turwitz, assistant district attorney, when lie told the court tin - amount Involved in its transaction« probably was hundreds of thousand« of dollars. The three men will be given a beat ing August 24. Bank Relations BOSTON—Assurance that no ttier bnnk closings are likely to r suit from the coliapso of I bo " n *~ clal dealings of Cliurles I'onxl * r given by Joseph C Allen, slate b*n commissioner. The Hanover Trust company the Polish Industrial association » the only banking institutions •«* England known to be affected by Ponzi failure. fur gild Pair, B althing, Lo»t Live» K 111110UR....B, Wis.—IPi ol essor G. Frary, )32. member <>( llu ' , )# varsity of Wisconsin faculty, an drowned while swim«» 1 * in the Wisconsin rlvor recently. R Uni wife were Passes Tennessee Senate. Tennessee ' 25 to 4, |lias adopted the resolut® providing for ratification of u' e oral suffrage amendment. NASHVILLE. opportun!!?' You can lead a fool to but you can't make him think.