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THAT COLLAPSEO How Henry's Scheme to Grab the Darbey Company Was Frustrated. WAS REVEALED BY ACCIDENT Dishonest Agent of the Trust Was Exposed and Compelled to Take Some of His Own Medicine. By RICHARD SPILLANE. (. ,vright, McClure Newspaper Syndlcate. M r. Darbey considered the Darbey ]lanufacturing company his own, al though he owned only one-third of the $100,000 stock. Hle had started the concern, carried it along some troublesome years, put up the build ings in which its product was made and personally engaged every man employed by the company. lie was hard-working and rather obstinate. He made knives, forks, spoons, etc. Flat ware is the trade term for such stuff, as distinguished from hollow ware, the name applied to metal pitchers, urns, cups, etc. Some years the company paid divi dends. Some years it did not. When the trust was formed Mr. Darbey had a chance to be taken in, but, despite the advice of some of his stockholders, he declined. The terms offered by the trust were not attractive. In addition, he preferred to be independent. He objected to trusts. Mr. Darbey looked after the manu facturing end and the selling end. He tried to look after everything. Some men are that way. Business was none too good for him after the trust got well under way. He felt its competi tion keenly. He had trouble occasion ally in meeting his pay roll. Fre quently he had to ask the indulgence of the banks. The more he went to his bankers, the more they shook their heads and advised him to reduce the cost of production or economize so that he would not have to borrow. When Mr. Darbey went out on a selling trip he usually visited New York. One of the men at the Hard ware club was Peter Henry. They discussed the condition of the trade, had luncheon together and occasional ly visited a show. They were quite congenial. Every time Darbey came to New York Henry suggested that Darbey make him selling agent for the manufacturing company. Wanted to Be Selling Agent. "You ought to give all your time and attention to the manufacturing end," he would say. "You are a good salesman, but you ought to stay at your factory. I can do better for you at the selling end than you can do for yourself." Darbey would smile, but would not answer. This went on for several seasons, Henry all the time becoming more and more pressing in his suggestion about the selling agency. Darbey had a suspicion that Henry had a connec- 1 tion with the trust, but was not quite sure. Henry never would admit it. One spring when Darbey started on his usual selling trip he and Henry met, as was customary. Darbey was rather downcast. His banks had warned him they would not carry him much longer unless conditions im proved. Conditions were not improv ing and there were no signs that they would. Darbey spoke without reserve and explained the whole situation to Henry. That gentleman said little un til Darbey finished. Then he spoke plainly. "You cannot go on this way, Dar bey," he said. "You will have to do as I have told you many times. You must devote your attention to the manufacturing end. You will have to make me the New York selling agent. I will take over all your product and market it. That will relieve you in money matters. "I will make prompt payments and, if necessary, make such advances as you require. The way you are going there is nothing but disaster to result. It is all very well for you to think you can run this concern' in the old way, but you cannot. You will have to con form to modern methods. You per sonally cannot both manufacture and sell. You are all right for manufac turing, but you are not all right for selling. Now we had better talk over the arrangements for marketing your stuff through me." Henry Had Bought Control. Darbey didn't like the tone of Hen ry's speech and said so. "You are talking as if you were giv. ing orders instead of advice," he said. Henry smiled enigmatically. "I am giving orders," he said. "I have a right to." "What!" exclaimed Darbey. "That is what I said," was Henry's rejoinder. "I have bought control of your company. I have been picking utip the stock for some time. I got it cheap. You are working for me now and I want this business "onducted according to -ly ideas." Darbey gasped. Henry continued: "I mean !.o con duct this business on business lines, not as a one-man concern. You can look after the shop up in Connecticut. I will look after things down here. You will be relieved of all anxiety. I am going to charge 20 per cent for sollin. How does that strike you?" "It Is outrageou" add Darbey. "It Is a shame. You have taken advantage of me, undermined me, taken my busi ness away from me. Twenty per cent is little short of-" "That is enough," said Henry. "It was all very vell for you to do as you pleased so long as you were in con trol, but I'm the boss now. You either do as I say or I'll take over not only the selling end, but the manufactur ing." Darbey went back to Connecticut a much depressed man. Ho was bitter and hard against Henry. Bat he saw no way out of his difficulty. He set tied down to his factory work. He plodded along ten or twelve hours a day and tried to conform himself to the new conditions. When he need ed money he advised Henry. That gentleman made advances. Occasion ally Henry paid a visit to the plant and looked things over. He tried to be kindly and gracious, but Darbey was not to be deceived. Hle knew Henry was not satisfied and he also knew the business was not improving. After a year or so Henry did not re spond to money calls so promptly as before. When he did send money a complaining letter accompanied the check. The cost of production was too high, he insisted. Darbey must cut down expenses. Ienry could not meet competition. Darbey got rid of a man here and there, saved every penny he could for the company and watched every item of expenditure closely. lie reported all these things to Henry and at the same time point ed out that the heaviest load that the company had to bear was that fright ful 20 per cent selling cost that Henry exacted. Henry's replies on this score were sharp. He made it plain to MIr. Darbey that if Mr. Darbey would attend to the manufacturing end he would have plenty to do. It was not for Darbey to criticize. His Scheme Discovered. One day a most unusual thing hap pened. A silverware dealer in a neighboring town called Darbey up on the phone. He wanted a gross of a certain class of goods, and in de scribing the articles he mentioned the price per dozen. $5.75. That particu lar class of goods did not sell at that Ilf SAe a Thi "You Ar a Thief." price, but much below, and Darbey thought the dealer had made a mis take. The dealer said he had not; that was the price he had been paying. Darbey told him that all the product of the factory was handled through Mr. Henry in New York and he would wire him to forward the goods at once, but meanwhile he, Darbey, would like to see the dealer and he would go to the dealer's town that afternoon to have a personal conversation with him. The dealer said he would be glad to see him. Darbey made the visit. He had a confidential chat with the dealer and the dealer showed to him the bills he had from Henry. The goods were sold to the dealers for $5.75. The return made by Henry to the Darbey Manufacturing company was $3 a dozen. Darbey got all those bills from the dealer and took them home with him. A little later he met one of the former salesmen of Mr. Henry. The salesman was none too well disposed toward Henry. When Darbey, in the course of discussion about business, remarked that things were going none too well, the salesman blurted out the statement that they couldn't go well; that Henry was selling the Darbey product only to such dealers as would pay prices much above those of the trust, and that Henry was real ly an agent for the trust and handling a lot of the trust's goods. Before those two men parted, Dar. bey got a lot of details of the prices at which that man acting for Henry had sold the Darbey products. The man gave names, dates and figures. Darbey made a memorandum of each and every item. Darbey Had Whip Hand. Thereafter, when Mr. Henry, as usual, complained about the factory costs and insisted upon further and further economies. Darbey very blunt ly declared he could not make the stuff any cheaper. He had cut things down to the bone. He told Mr. Henry he thought his criticisms were unwar ranted. The real economies ought to be introduced in the selling end. This hei ht some sharp retorts from the New York office, and sharper ones from the Connecticut end. Mr. Henry lost all patience with the man ufaoturer and summoned him to New York. Mr. Darbey refused to make the trip. He was too busy in the fa. try, he said. If Mr. Henry wanted to see him he could, go to Connecticut. Mr. Henry did so promptly. He was wrathy when he entered Mr. Darbey's office. "Mr. Darbey," he said, "I do not like the tone of your letters to me and I do not like the way you have Deen handling my business. You never have seemed to recognize the fact that you have been dislodged from the con trol of this company. I thought you were a good manufacturer. I think so still, but I consider that your effi. ciency is impaired by reason of the feeling you have toward me. Now this thing has to end. I have come up here to make a proposition to you. This company cannot succeed under present conditions. If you want to sell your stock and get out, I will buy your shares. I will pay you ten cents on the dollar. If you want to re main here as my employee, as a sort of supervisor, I will give you twenty. five dollars a week. What about it?" Mr. Darbey hesitated for nearly half a minute, then he asked: "Is that the best you will do?" "Yes," said Henry. "Ten cents on the dollar is very lit. tie for shares of this company that I have been bound up in so long," re marked Darbey. "Well, do you accept, or do you not?" Henry demanded. "I do not accept," said Darbey. "Then," said Mr. Henry, "although I am reluctant to do so, I will have to dispense with your services and put one of my own men in here, a man who will do what I want." "No," said Darbey, "you won't put a man in here. I won't sell my shares and I won't get out." "You won't!" exclaimed Henry. "No," said Darbey. Turning the Tables. Then a hard look came into Dar bey's face. "Look here, Mr. Henry," he said, "the time has come for me to talk very plainly to you. You are a thief." Henry started to jump up, but Dar boy, who was a powerful man, pushed him back in his chair. "Don't get excited," he said. "I am ready to prove everything I say. You are a thief. You hive robbed the Dar. bey Manufacturing company from the day you became the selling agent. I have the evidence. I have been col. lecting it for nearly a year. I have all the reports that you made to this office and I have many of the bills that you rendered to customers. There is a wide difference between the amounts you reported and the moneys you obtained. You were not satisfied with your 20 per cent, out. rageous as it was, but you have swindled this company out of many thousands of dollars and have done it coldly, calmly and methodically for the purpose of bringing this company into a position where you could get the remaining stock at your own price and then, I suppose, sell the concern to the trust at a figure that would give a handsome profit to you. May. be you have been acting for the trust all through this. I don't know." Then he told of the incident of that dealer who telephoned the order to the factory instead of to the selling. agent-the order for the $5.75 goods, Next he told of what he had learned from salesmen of the Henry concern, "I placed all this evidence in the hands of one of- my young friends, a lawyer named Davis," he said. "He tells me I can put you behind the bars if I am so disposed. The fact that you own a majority of the stock of this company does not warrant you in robbing the company of its funds. My friend Davis has interested some persons in this affair and between us we have made up our minds that we are going to take over the control of the Darbey Manufacturing com. pany. Mr. Davis is in the outer room. He has all the bills, all of your state. ments, all the evidence. He also is ready to swear out a warrant for your arrest. I do not want to go so far unless it is necessary. I want to be very fair and decent with you. I want to make a proposition. I will buy the stock that you hold in the Darbey Manufacturing company. at 10 cents on the dollar. Do you accept, or shall I call in Mr. Davis?'" The Darbey Manufacturing concern is doing business today. It is not a hundred-thousand.dollar corporation any longer. Its capitalization is $250,000. Mr. Henry is not among the stockholdArs. Mr. Darbey looks after both th', manufacturing and the sell,; ing end. He visits New York two or three times a year. At the Hard. ware club he sometimes sees Mr. aen. ry, but Mr. Henry has business elsI where as soon as he catches sight of Mr. Darbey of Connecticut, ADD TO WINTER MENU APRETIZING PREPARATIONS FOR THE COLD DAYS. All Are Recipes of Recognized Worth and Are Sure to Be Appreciated by the Family or the House. hold Guests. Celery Fritters.--Beat one egg until very light; add one-half cupful of sweet milk, two teaspoonfuls of but ter, one saltspoonful of salt and enough flour to make almost a drop batter. Beat it thoroughly and let it stand an hour or more to swell the four. Beat again before using. Cut the celery into inch pieces and cook in boiling water (salted) until tender. Drain and stir it into a fritter batter. Drop by spoonfuls into deep fat. Honey Gingerbread.-Four cupfuls of flour, two heaping teaspoonfuls of baking powder, two heaping teaspoon fuls of powdered ginger, half a cupful of Sultana raisins, half a cupful of pre served cherries, a quarter of a cupful of chopped citron peel, half a cupful of butter, three-quarters of a cupful of honey, two eggs, a quarter of a tea spoonful of salt and a quarter of a cupful of milk. Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and ginger into a basin, add the raisins, the peel and cherries cut in halves. Melt the butter, honey and milk together in a saucepan, then cool and add to the flour with the eggs well beaten. Mix, turn into a buttered and floured cake tin and bake. Chicken Pot Pie.-Cut and joint a large chicken, cover with water and let it boil gently until tender; season with salt and pepper and thicken the gravy with two tablespoonfuls of flour mixed smooth in a piece of butter the size of an egg. Have ready nice light bread dough, cut with a biscuit cutter an inch thick; drop this into the boil ing gravy, having previously removed the chicken to a hot platter; cover and let them boil for half to three-quar ters of an hour. Ascertain they are lone, lay them on platter with the chicken, pour over the gravy and serve. Clams on Toast.-Chop a dozen lams and boil them five minutes in their liquor; drain and add to them :wo tablespoonfuls of fine crumbs, a :ablespoonful of butter, salt and pep ;er to taste and a gill of milk in which )ne-half tablespoonful of cornstarch 3as been dissolved. Stir constantly )ver the fire until the mixture boils, :hen add a gill of cream; stir for a noment longer and pour upon the toast Candied Potato.-Peel and slice thin o or three medium sized potatoes or large one. Put in a stewpan with tttoes can be pierced with a straw, eVpour in one cupful of sugar and .ook hntil a thick sirup is formed and :be potatoes have a clear look. Do not stir while cooking. Tongue Fingers.-Fine to use up :old tongue after it has been served hot braised for dinner and then cold siced, etc: Grate nearly a cupful (over a half) of the remains of a cold tongue very fine and mix it with the -olk of an egg, a large spoonful of :ream and finely chopped parsley, lash of salt and pepper. Heat thor aughly and pour on some prepared larrow strips of buttered toast. Then sprinkle thickly with fine bread :rambs stirred in a little melted but :er, with a shake of paprika, and )rown quickly in a hot oven. Apple Grunt. This is an old Dutch recipe: Six good-sized apples peeled and sliced, mae cupful of molasses, one cupful of sugar, a little salt and cinnamon. Make & dough of one scant pint of flour, ne teaspoonful of soda, one tea Ipoonfui cream tartar, one-half tea spoonful salt. Rub one-half teaspoon tul of shortening into flour and mix with buttermilk or sour milk to make t right to roll. Put one-half of the lpples in a deep agate pan or kettle, 3eason with one-half cupful molasses, ne-half cupful sugar, salt and chnna mon. Divide the dough into two parts and roll one-half to size to cover api pies. Put in another layer of apples with remainder of molasses, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Cover with other half of dough, with slits cut in top. Put in one cupful of hot water, cover :losely and cook on top of stove from thirty to forty-five minutes, taking care sot to scorch. Brown Potato Soup. Peel and dice about five medium sized potatoes and cut up a little eelery; cook in salted water until tender. Put into a hot iron skillet a teaspoonful each of butter and nice lard, and when melted rub into it two tablespoonfuls of flour; keep rubbing and stirring this about in the hot p~ap until well browned and quite granular. Now be sure the soup is bubbling rapidly when the browned flour is to be sifted in slowly while stirring rapidly; allow to boil for a few minutes and serve. Fish Chops. One can salmon, one-quarter cupful ine bread crubs, one-half teaspoonful salt, one cupful thick white sauce, one egg well beaten. Pick the fish with a silver fork and mix with sauce and salt. Beat well and form into chops. Dip into egg, then into crumbs and fry. Golden Buck. Prepare a nice Welsh rrablt, spred on alices of toast and place ? poached egg on each slice, Oarnish wIth wtr. I cress I CALOMEL IS MERCURY, IT JICKENS! STOP USING SAlVATING DRUG Don't Lose a Day's Work! If Your Liver Is Sluggish or Bowels Constipated Take "Dodson's Liver Tone."-It's Fine! You're bilious! Your liver is slug gish! You feel lazy, dizzy and all knocked out. Your head is dull, your tongue is coated; breath bad; stomach sour and bowels constipated. But don't take salivating calomiel. It makes you sick, you may lose a day's work. Calomel is mercury or quicksilver which causes necrosis of the bones. C'alomel crashes into sour bile like dynamite, breaking it up. That's when you feel that awful niusea and cramp. ing. If on want to enjoy the nicest, gen tliest liver and bowel cleansing you ever experienced just take a spoonful of harmless Dodson's Liver Tone. Your druggist or dealer sells you a 50-cent bottle of l)odson's Liver Tone under my personal money-back guarantee that each spoonful will clean your IN, For FPlnk Eye. Eplzootic I E Shlppln Fever & Catarrhal Fever c., rp ,,,re and positlve preventive. no matter how hores at any age are Infected or"eIV. d 'e. " Lltllnd. ven on the tongte; acts on the Blood sand Oland; expels the i;,,anu 'germs frm the body. ('nurei IDlstemper in Dogs and Sheep and Cholera In t l1ry. la.rlrst Felling IIvestock remedy. Cur lA I Grippee noog human belngs, and tr a flne Kihney remedy. t oe and 81 a bottle; 05 and 810 s dosen. ('ut tblout. eepl it. hnw toyourlrungtst, who will eLlttoryou. Free Booklet, "Dlstempere Causes and ures. Hpeeal Agents wanted. SPOHN MEDICAL CO., ChemltI:tlend GOSHEN, IND., U, S. A, |laoteriolopi~it· Old Style. "lid si.s masrry well."' "No; it was a case of tri,, lo\e." |larva:d Lan coon. 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A story is going the rounds in Washington about Secretary of the Navy Daniels which may or may not reflect credit on that official, accord ing to the point of view. According to this story the secretary was one morning conferring with an officer and in the middle of his conference interrupted the proceedings to say: "This is the second morning that I have smelled whisky on your breath, sir!" To which the officer is said to have replied: "I beg your pardon, Mr. See retary, it was whisky yesterday, but it is gin this morning." No name has been allowed to leak out in connection with this story, and it may be that there is more fiction than fact in it.-Boston Transcript. TAKE A GLASS OF SALTS WHEN BLADDER BOTHERS Harmless to Flush Kidneys and New tralize Irritating Acids-Splendid for the System. Kidney and Bladder weakness result from uric acid, says a noted authority. The kidneys filter this acid from the blood and pass it on to the bladder, where it often remains to irritate and inflame, causing a burning, scalding sensation, or setting up an irritation at the neck of the bladder, obliging you to seek relief two or three times during the night. The sufferer is in constant dread, the water passes sometimes with a scalding sensation and is very profuse; again, there is difficulty in avoiding it Bladder weakness, most folks call it, because they can't control urina tion. While it is extremely annoying and sometimes very painful, this is really one of the most simple ailments to overcome. -Get about four ounces of Jad Salts from your pharmacist and take a tablespoonful in a glass of water before breakfast, continue this for two or three days. This will neu tralize the acids in the urine so it no longer is a source of irritation to the bladder and urinary organs which then act'normally again. Jad Salts is inexpensive, harmless, and is made from the acid of grapes and lemon juice, combined with lithia, and is used by thousands of folks who are subject to urinary disorders caused by uric acid irritation. Jad Salts is splendid for kidneys and causes no bad effects whatever. Here you have a pleasant, efferves cent lithia-water drink, which quickly relieves bladder trouble.-Adv. The clamping head of a new wrench can be adjusted at any angle in rela l.ion to the handle. Last year in the United States 133 men lost their lives in the wanufa ture of explosives. sluggish liver better than a dose of nasty calomel and that it won't make you sick. Dodson's Liver Tone is real liver medicine. You'll know it next morn ing because you will wake up feeling fine, your liver will be working, your headache and dizziness gone, your stomach will be sweet and your bowels regular. You will feel like working; you'll be cheerful; full of vigor and ambition. 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