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The City of Purple Dreams b„ EDWIN £AIRD ►♦♦♦♦ » »»»^»♦» » »»»»»»»»» » »» Copyright by F. G. Browne ft Co. CHATER XIII.—Continued. — 17 — Near the close of the day's session, without exactly knowing why, he went on the "floor" for a few minutes. A man shouted In his ear: "July's gone to a dollar and a half!" Without answering, without even looking at the man, he stood watch ing the monster turmoil. The uproar was deafening. The old speculator turned away. Very carefully, very slowly, he made his way through the hurly-burly, de scended the steps that led to the ground floor, his hand sliding Jerkily along the banister. When he entered ids broker's office his lialr was no more white than his face, and as he sat down and held liis hand a moment over his eyes his Angers trembled as one af flicted with palsy. It was the first time in his twenty-odd years of speculating that he hnd been seen unnerved. He looked at his broker and shook his head. "He's d.-Ko It." lie said, with a pitia ble pretense of smiling. "He's done It. Howard. He's got us. He's cor nered the market." Authoritative news of the corner went out over the land. The name of Daniel Randolph Fitzhugh loomed gigantic on the financial horizon. He controlled all the wheat. He could exact for It whatever price he wanted. If he chose, lie could get fifty dollars a bushel. He was the King of Wheat. His name became a household word. Scarcely a man, woman, or child In the middle West but prattled of him. The farmers lauded him as a benefactor of humanity. Others condemned him ns a thief. Thousands of letters of every lescriptlon flooded tils mail. Loaves of bread dwindled in size. Mutterlngs reached him. His life was threatened. His wealth multiplied with prodi gious leaps. At no time could he tell how much be was worth. He knew It was more than fifteen millions and less than thirty. Then there came a day when lie was lo settle with Otis. The defeated gladiator made the appointment for eleven o'clock tHat morning In Fitz tiugh's office. At five minutes to eleven Fitzhugh was alone awaiting him. He had given orders thnt none but Otis wus to be admitted, und that afterward they were not to be disturbed. As he lolled back in his cushioned chair before the mahogany* dusk, and gazed round the luxurious room, a reverie came over him. He recalled his first venture in wheat, made with a few thousands won in a poker game; he remembered the time be had worked for Quigg for four hundred dollars u month. And then, his memory slipping Ids control ! and leaping back further still, he ; thought of the time when—No! Had he been a dishwasher? Had lie slaved in the scullery of a filthy kitchen for a miserable weekly pittance? The door opened. Symington Otis entered. In these days of his monarchy Fitz- j liugli saw many sorts of characters ex- j posed raw and naked to bis gaze. He I saw men come cringing to him, hogging ; and pleading, lie saw others enter, i blustering and trying to outface him. | litis behaved In neither manner. He I walked in quietly, and. door, remained standing, with no greet ing whatsoever. He looked ten years older than his actual .age. Fitzhugh returned to bis chair. The silence had lasted fully half a minute before he spoke. "It has been agreed. Mr. Otis, that I shall deal with you as I see tit." Otis nodded. He did not speak. "My rule lias been to give no quar ter and usk none. 1 see no reason why your case should mark au exception. I see every reason why it should not. For eight years or more your hand lias been against me. You have opposed my ventures, obstructed my putli„hlti dered me in every way." "I came here," Interjected Olis cold ly, "to talk business; not to discuss our personal affairs." "Anil we are going to discuss those affairs. Mr. Otis"—Fitzhugh rose, and. with his hands resting on the desk in front of him, leaned toward his visitor, who now stood opposite—"I will let you out of my corner on only one con dition." I I A j the "Which is?" "That you tell your daughter—" "You need not go further! I wifi consider nothing that involves my fata lly." "Then you refus«» to deny to lier — "Absolutely !" "—the preposterous falsehood you repeated?" "I repeated no falsehood. It wus the (ruth." "It was a lie! Tlie woman is dead now, and I slutII say nothing against her. But you, and you only, can undo (lie wrong she did me." "Mr. Fitzhugh, I must ask you to come at once to business." or of to "For tlie Dual time, will you tell lier--'' "No! Absolutely, no!" "Then you will lake ihe alternative." Fitzbugii turned anil pressed one of the pearl buttons on his desk. His ex pression was one inanv Clilcugonns had seen to their sorrow since last July; tlie facial muscles tense, the stern jaw thrust forward, hard as agate. A young man entered. Fitzhugh nodded to him, and in- departed, re turning presently with a small, round lop taille, which he placed near the desk. In the ccutei of the table was u plush box not unlike a Jeweler's ring case. Otis looked on as a child who fears the dark. He had not even a remote idea of what the box contained, nor could he imagine what the table portended, yet he felt, nevertheless, lliul some sinister torture was Impend ing. bis eyes ! ; a j j I ; i | I I I in "You are short to us," said Daniel, after locking tlie door upon his em ployee. "seven million bushels of wheat ranging In price from ninety-six cents to a dollar and ten. I am going to settle our transaction in less than one second." He crossed to the table, picked up the little box, pressed a spring in the side; the lid flew open, and he extract ed a new gold eagle, which he held up between thumb nnd forefinger. "This will settle It. A fitting emblem, Mr. Otis. Gold ! What a sermon you and I might preach upon It !" Tried beyond all patience, Otis cried What's "Come to the point ! out : your object?" Fitzhugh laughed. It was the same mirthless laugh that had once remind ed Hunt of a wolf baring its fangs. He poised the coin. "Heads or tails, which do you want? If I win, your wheat will cost you two and a quarter a bushel—" "Two—merciful God! man, that price will ruin me!" "Of course it will." Fitzhugh re placed the eagle in the box, breathing audibly a sigli of relief. "Now ilien, I think we understand each oilier. If you will only go to her—" "I won't consider that !" "You know the alternative." "It makes no difference. I will not consider It!" "Very well"—poising the coin as lie fore. "Heads or tails?" "Stop this asinine playing !" i "Should you win you will have just enough to live on modestly." "The idiocy of such a thing!" Fitzhugh again gave his discomfit ing laugh. *'I don't agree with you. All our mighty warring, proclaimed broadcast in every country of the world, has been nothing more tliun a game of heads-and-tails. You bet wheat would fall. I liet It would rise. I at A»' I a j /. ✓ % [/ I I 7 & & W nvixl j "But You, and You Only, Can Undo the Wrong She Did Me." I won. The toss add un artistic climax. Wail !" as (Mis made an attempt to interrupt. "l'm not through. If you will do as I ask, you will not lose a cent. You will get your wheat—" "I will not do it!" "Once and for nil, will you save .Yourself?" "In the way you ask—never!" "Then, you will take the conse quences!" Daniel seized the gold piece. "W. 'U loss for It ; und if 1 win you will go bankrupt." (Mis, who had remained standing throughout tlie conversation, groped behind him for a chair, staring aghast at ills opponent. There could he no doubting bis seri ousness. There was not a trace of merriment in Ills hard face. Nor a vestige of compassion. "Then you do mean it?" "Every word of it !" The groping hand struck a chair. Otis sal down, clutching tremblingly at tlie arm. moistening ills lips. "Tails." he whispered, but so indis tinctly lie was asked to repeat Hie vv ord. if a gold coin will a ''Heads." lie said, more firmly. Fitzhugh s|tuii the coin into liie air. I'ltil s Ir fell upon the polished table little ring. The older man's face grew suddenly ghastly, and the two heavy furrows extending from ids nose io the corners of ids mouth deepened, lie was on the verge of a collapse. "What Is it ? Quick !" Fitzhugh bent and looked at the gold ■agle. "Heads,' he said CHAPTER XIV. Daniel's career in Lu Salle si reel closed with Ids corner in wheat. Ter minating the ocean of sailed forthwith for Purls. "For a long holiday," lie details, lie told Ids friend». Hut It was renlly for qult< another purpose. Hunt, who swore by tlie man nn> potently heliered him the greatest lt< had ever known, settled his specula live deals und went with him. Otic evening In the (.'afe Martin the} met Artie Sparkle. Artie had long since heroine an expatriate, due. ar cording to gossip, to unrequited alter tion and hope too often deferred. Hi was with a brilliantly gowned woman o! the French boulevard tyi»e. who won just a little too much rouge. Just a few too many diamonds, and a gaiety of manner Just u trille too effervescent Artie's animosity toward Ids formel rival had very obviously been buried or forgotten, for lie pounced joyfully upon tlie two Americans, and wltl gusto and eclat presented them to hei of tlie gorgeous plumage—ills wife ol tlie month. Then more wine was ordered to toast I lie bride, and Artie extolled ec statically the bliss of connubial life, touching in particular main his own, which to him, of course, was unparal leled and paramount. Gradually the talk turned upon other topics, with the benedict easily leading. "I read all about it in Lunnon, denh fellow." This to Daniel. "Frightfully devait of you, I must say, getting all that grain and freezing out tlie othah chaps him in Carlsbad last week. He looks dreadfully done for. I feah the poor fellow won't lust long." Always the mention of Otis' name spelled bad moments for Daniel. Since that Indian summer day when millions had hung upon the toss of a coin the aged speculator, us Daniel knew, laid been a bowed-down man. He never visited the pit again. He never went near it. The memory of its roaring sent a shudder through him. He was care-worn, listless, comfortless, had lost his "nerve." Grain gambling topics were taboo in his household, and those who valued his good will fouftd it politic not to broach such in his hearing. When in October he had left for tlie German "'bad" cures he was broken in health ns well us in spirit. His quest was fruitless. One May morning in Florence Dan lei read at his breakfast table of Otis' death. He bad died In mid-ocean en route to New York. He put down his newspaper, beck oned the waiter, ordered some cable gram forme. Leaving Ills breakfast untouched, and Hunt's questions un answered, he wrote a lengthy message to a Chicago trust company that siie cialized in mortgages. He fretted with impatience until he received an answer; and then, having read It, he lore it up and sighed hopelessly. Daniel heard afterward that Otis had left nothing beyond his life insur ance. The house on the drive had gone, and with it all the pomp of cir cumstances. Mrs. Otis was residing temporarily in Oconomowoc. Kathleen was with her. And poor old Otis ; 1 saw lie * * * Early in June of that year two wealthy Americans, who had made their "piles" in July, wheat, booked first-class transportation from Rome to Chicago. When they boarded the liner at Naples there embarked with t.hora a quarter of a million dollars' worth of European art treasures. When they left tlie liner at New York the name of the tall, distinguished-looking one, of the black Vandyke beard and white ducks, was not Daniel Randolph Fitz hugh. It was his own. Hugh Daniel Fltzrandolph. This name juggling had heralded their coining, and they were surround ed at the pier by a phalanx of sharp eyed men armed with cameras. Danibl greeted them warmly, shook bands, gave them cigars, nnd waxed so jovially humorous about bis malleable patronymic that be was voted a shin ing member pf the Good Fellows' club and lauded as n thoroughgoing, fine son. Nothing derogatory was printed of him in 1 1 io New York newspapers; and the eccentricity of one's using one's family name for a "koinical kut out" was made to appear a very nat ural tiling for one to do. His arrivai in Chicago received a similar reception. The tiling lie had long been plan ning. tlie thing that hud prompted his trip abroad, which had necessitated the proper rearranging of his name, was made public. With a fanfare of trumpets, a sounding of cymbals, a beating of tom-toms, Hugh Daniel Fitz randolpli inaugurated his campaign for the Chicago mayoralty. In tlie primary election these were nominated: Hugh Phniei Fltzran dolpli. advocating pure politics; Sam Buffington, fat and puffy and a tool of tlie trusts; John Diuwoody, lean and lank and a patron of vice, and Ivun Skimkiis. skinny and erratic and a champion of the working man. Before the primaries, Daniel's chief rivals. Buffington nnd Dlnwoody, took scant notice of him, shelving him in a category with Skimkiis, the Socialist, who had no chance whatever. After nomination they changed their views. They suddenly realized many tilings; realized he had been working hours in tlu-lr minutes; that ids enor mous volume of advertising was not unproductive of results; that he had a happy faculty of making friends wherever lie went; that his popularity was booming dally; nnd that he con trolled nearly as many votes as they. This would never do. decided Buf fington and Dlnwoody. They Immedi ately set about to crush the intruder who presumed to enter a domain nl ways exclusively their own. Thus, when tlie papers supporting the mal conteiits were not casting their hnr poons at each other, they took time to shy a concerted volley at the Interlo per. his (TO BE CONTINU KDJ to in he in en he IMPORTANT NEWS OF BOTH HEMISPHERES BOILED DOWN TO LAST ANALYSIS. ARRAN6E0 FOR QUICK READING Brief Notes Covering Happenings in This Country and Abroad That Are of Legitimate Interest to All the People. Frisco Flour Price Down. ropped I 60 cents a barrel here Monday, to | SAN FRANCISCO.—Flour 110.70. Adriatic Treaty Approved. ROME.—The chamber of deputies has approved the treaty of Rappello regarding the Adriatic problem. Spain Rocked by Earthquake. MADRID.—Serious earthquake tre mors have recently caused extensive damage in northwestern Spain, cen tering in the Pontevedra district. Minneapolis Flour Price Down. MINNEAPOLIS. — Continuing its downward slide, flour touched a new low price in four years, November 27, when the mills here reduced prices to $8.35 to $8,50 a barrel for lamily patents. Turks in Need of Funds. CONSTANTINOPLE. — In addition to being preoccupied with the na tionalist movement of Mustapha ! Kemar Pasha, Turkish nationalist leader, the Turkish government is embarrassed by lack of funds. Navy eBat Army Eleven. NEW YORK.—Line plunges with superdreaduaught backs, aided by a smoke screen of delayed and double passes enabled the navy to triumph over the army, 7 to 0, ih their an nual gridiron clash Saturday. Record Month in Petroleum. WASH1NTON.—October was a rec ord month for petroleum production In the United States, the geological barrels 3»,22S,00o reports. survey were brought to the surface, an in crease of six^ and a half million bar rels over October, 1019. Plenty of Grain Cars Now. OMAHA.—Announcement is made at the office of President Carl Grey of the Union Pacific railroad that the shortage of boxcars on that system had been completely overcome and that cars suitable for loading of grain are being .stored in the far western cities. to a of so Make Fast Flight in Air. LOS ANKLES.—All records for air plane flights between San Francisco and 1.09 Angeles were broken Satur day, according to Los Angeles avia tors, when Lieutenant E. C. Batten, an army flier, made the trip in three hours and one minute. The distance is 341 miles, air line. NOTED PERSONS DIE PARIS.—Dr. Charles Infroit, famous X-ray specialist. SAN FRANCISCO.—Chief of Police I). A. White, born in 1875. ALBANY, Ore.—Wilson George Stanford, former Chicago attorney. BURLINGTON, la.—Thomas Hedge, 76, formerly congressman from the First Iowa district. a his of a for of a a not nl to LONG BRACH. Cal.—Eugene Chafln, 68, prohibition candidaie for president in 19b8 and 1912. W. SEATTLE.—Motokichi member of the Japanese parliament and a graduate of Princeton univer sity. Takahashi, ELIZABETH, N. J.—William Jones, in his 101st year, having betn bed ridden for 23 years. Born in Eng land June 23, 1820. SAN BERNARDINO, Cal.—Sidney P. Waite, one of the few remaining forty-niners of California and for many years widely known newspaper man and public official, age 81. SEATTLE.—Dr. John O. Foster, age 87, professor of theology at the Col lege of Puget Sound, Tacoma, former chaplain general of the Sons of The American Revolution of the United States and said to be one of the old est college professors in the country. SPURNS MILLION DOLLARS AS CHRIST WOULD Dollar* Willed Him by Starvation System Rejected. BUZZARDS BAY. Mass.—-Charles Garland, the young man who has re nounced ills right to a million-dollar legacy left him by his faillir, James A. Garland, who was a wealthy club man and yachtsman of Boston, has made a formal statement of ills rea sons for rejecting tlie money. His statement, he said, was' due. to tlie fact that the many reports of his fail ure to accept the legacy had failed properly to present his position. "I refuse to accept the money be cause it is not mine," Garland said. "A system which starves thousands while hundreds are stuffed condemns Itself. A system wiiich leaves a sick woman helpless and offers its serv ices to a healthy man condemns It self. It Is such a system that offers me a million dollars. WASHINGTON MEWS NOTES decent Happening* In Thi* State Given in Brief Items for Busy Readers. Send Apples to Children. The Highland club at a recent meeting KENNEWICK. Woman's voted to send 100« pounds of apples to the children's orthopedic hospital at Seattle. "Whistling Evangelist" Dies. SEATTLE.—William Fonda, known In Seattle as tlie "whistling evange list," died at a hospital here of in juries sustained when lie fell from a second-story window. Tacoma Smelttr Cuts Wages. Tacoma has posted notices to its employes that a fiO-cent a day reduction of wages will become effective at once. Five hundred m£ii are affteted. Nurses Raise Pay. The scale of prices recently adopt ed by the Spokane County Nurses' Association shows smelter TACOMA.—The I | ! italist, died nt the family home on Waikiki farm on the Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock, was due to heart trouble. increase of from $1 to $2 a day. according to the case, making It $6 and $7 a day. an Othello Telephone System Sold. OTHELLO.—The former Farmers and Merchants' Telephone company system was recently sold by the sheriff to John M. Phillips, the Lind hanker, who held a claim against it. Dartmouth Beats Our "U." SEATTLE.—Washington university football warriors were unable to solve the brilliant passing of Dartmouth college in their game here Saturday, and lost, to the easterners, 28 to 7. j Cox ! (■raves, wife of Jay I*. Graves, the cap- j Little Spokane j Death Mrs. J. P. Graves Dies. SPOKANE. Mrs. Amanda Value National Guard Property. OLYMPIA.—The annual inventory of federal and state military property and equipment in use by the Wash ington national guard, prepared by the adjutant general and filed with the state board of supervision and inspection of public offices discloses that tihe stae has no winvested nearly $1,000,000 in military property. Fed eral equipment is valued at consid erably more. Talk Higher Fares, Seattle. SEATTLE.—The city treasurer an nouuced Saturday that on December 24 disbursements in the municipal street railway department of the city will go on a warrant basis. He says a deficit of $500.000 exists in that de- I partment. The council will probably ; increase fares to 8 1-3 cents rather ' than require employes to accept war rants for their pay. The present fare is 614 cents. Prosser Buys Fire Truck. Six thousand dollars has been appropriated by the Prosser city council with which to purchase an up-to-date fire wagon, mounted on j an automobile truck, together with incidental apparatus adequate to the needs of the city. ( I t in-Idaho tJugar ! company, after three years of cam- j :e to hr- planted j si-.i season with j apparently c-eeided j of leasinr land ; I ! I ! ,, , La tlit a ?o« g t a t W ma V ; Z aU \ d T 6 rC T y i indorsed a $20 a year tuition plan to raise money to build a state college i memorial .PROSSER. Holland Country Asks of Farming. WASHINGTON STATE COLLEGE, PULLMAN.—The State college has received from the state department of Holland a request -for data on agri cultural conditions in this country. Tlie letter states that heavy emigra tion will start from Holland next spring. Quit Urging Beet as Crop. YAKIMA.—The paigning for acres to sugar beets, less success, has to adopt the policy and then stib-le isi ig it t I rom other section. farmers Students Vote to Pay More. WASHINGTON STATE COLLEGE, ( gymnasium and woman's building for the state college of ! Washington. Wenatchee Fruit Shipments. I WENATCHEE.—Total fruit ship ments to date out of the Wenatchee district amount to 6611 cars, ot are summer fruit and 5597 apples. Estimating Ihese ship ments to .be worth $1500 a car to the glower, the total value of the if about $10,000,000 the value of last year's shipments. Prices in 1919 which 1017 crop This is less than were higher, und volume of shipments wus greater. Engineer Issues Report. OLYMPIA.—The state hydraulic engineer has received 521 appllcu tiens for water right appropriations covering 828,000 acres, and equal to 3.000,000 horsepower In the last tw There are now 538,000 under irrigation with water resources available for the Irrigation of 2,620, 000 ucres, und there is developed of total water resources ut the time o380,000 horsepower, undeveloped horsepower totals 6,000, 000, according to figures covering the liiennnliini ending November 1, 1920, given recently by Marvin Chase, state hydraulic engineer. o years. acres present whereas Washington Quarries. According to the Industrial bureau commerce "the hulk of the crude magnesite produced in the United Slut es since the year 1915 has come from eastern Washing ton quarries." of I ho 4-lmniber of WORKERS MUST ENTER UNDER FOREIGNERS FAVOR have te5 0lt RULE,. NEW H. s. FOREIGNERS FAVOR THE D.J All Classes of Eve r y Europ ea try Eager to Live With Sam—Canadia n C«s Uncl t Have ns Seem to Good System. OTTAWA, Ont-The eminent has passed an order i C " , " 1 " d ' a " to,,,»,, mechanics, artisans and toorp increasing the individual trance requirements r This was done In ortie employment in the dominion.'" The order becomes effective the international 'boundary ber 15 and at uary 1. fs bj financial •j ton ■ 00 Ucee» ports ocean Ja» The new order does not after., ists, commercial travelers or ret ing Canadians. It states siderable amount oi unempl 0 y£ prevails; in -parts of Canada and T the prospects for employment are" 1 likely to improve during the nes , | t, months." , 1 " 'It is also provided that p a „ j grant In the re lass es mentioned i j companied by his family, h e mus( ! se*» in addition to transportation j UIs family to their destination ther sum of $125 for every member a j year* old or over, and $3« f or child from 5 to 18 years of 18 » (or a !» tiff DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE NOT INTERESTED IN HOLDING BAC KOF CROPS. MAKES DENIAL .OF REPU I of Money for Anti-TmH Law Enforcement Quoted by Official—Cooperation Farm ; ' er* Within the Law. WASHINGTON—Because farmet!' cooperative organizations are exemyt| from application of anti trust linfl the department of justice has giwjl j no consideration to the campaign M the withholding of crops from the ] markets until prices advance, it m said recently by Frank K. Nebel«, special assistant to the attorney g» eral, in charge of anti-trust présen tions. Mr. Nebeker's explanation of tk department's attitude followed tk recent statement of Charles S. Bar rett. president of the National Farm ers' union, that he understood fed eral agents were attempting to ob tain evidence for prosecutions b K ansas, Iowa, and other middle-wol ( ern states. ! The Clayton anti-trust act, Mr j Nebeker said, expressly provides tint j agricultural organizations not bar j j nK capital stock or conducted lot j profit can not be consumed ascom ; »piracies in restraint of trade. VVift I lidding of crops from markets (of ! personal profit, Mr. Nebektr assert I ed. probably would not be held b ! organization profits. ' Mr. Nebeker also explained that ; U.e limitations on the appropriation y i act for the enforcement of the anti to i trust law would seem to action against tht farmers, to**' much as the act specifies that nop»" ( of the appropriation shall be *' pended for the prosecution of <•* who cooperate to obtain a their P«*' of ! (air I ers and reasonable price for ucts. The construction as to Is a fair price for farm product*. - Nebeker dtclared, would, * l0ffe 7 f probably govern in any specific thnt might arise, as it would »*•* that since the present law lot prosecution where the effort » obtain a fair price, couver»«?' tempts -to obtain unfair mid unrt able prices would be contrary t® law. what ot to of the immigration Leaders Agree to Walt for tion of Harding. WASHINGTON.—In ordar „ opportunity for Ihe United * : digest the Japanese Immigration r Inin and all other questions « ^ out of the Immigration i»«'® , to migration (o the United 8t»t ^ be suspended Indefinitely- , I bo tentative agreement reft®" day by congress ional lender» - Milk Ban- ^ PARIS.—-As a measure Roving tlie shortage of »>■* tWî . children of the country the * ... ment announced this w , , „ preparing a decree niithon ^ mayors of all cities In l " ranc _, ( . r eps hi lilt the use of fresh milk a® ^ In hotels, restaurant« an® MAY 8TOP ALL o Francs Facss tW pluces. 1 '