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| The Applerod Addition | « By George Randolph C hester ^ In >»turd*\ F-'Cnm^ I’ >1 v*ee .rnr. r*rf. r* rf. Y!rf. «tx«x sex ox axeexw Ueld-i g . ntisuliai inn in the dim -• u|;. ai home. Hobby Hurnii ao , ,| r’,, plain may envelop,- with n.etbine of relmtanee bin open . * jt nevertheless; and -lii-- was the ... , , f the law John Hurnit - \n son i i'on illK on v - ON UK I’.KINC 1N Tltl'STKI • Wl I'll HI ,\1. MONKV i ; ost r;i,'i ' ill,- different e • • n spending money and mi investing it is wholly a ter ol teed Not one h ii ■ ii knows wiien and where d |,..w io pm a dollar proper pi work; o the only linan tl . dm at ion 1 expert toll to , . i out of an attempt to go in hu-im-ss is a painful lesson in ■.btrat l ion i-it le-tei. .lolmsoti. is only a . In . n. inialioii from lilt- Rover : i ril make another hlootn ■i-s in n • -elf w jtti this." coin .. . . d Hold-,, tipping his linger on • ling, r "ti tin- , heek that lay .-tore him and plm ing the letter downward upon tin- desk wliieh . i it,, t I tiis father's, where i , ,-d it askant >• r.otihy having heett allowetl to ed - ■ himself , arefttlly as a <rark player, In way of preparation it.in rii ittg three million, had , k..,1 : - asoit " ini e at the - i am ,-f business for with months after hi.~ father's Silas Trimmer, his father's m. ommereinl rival, had jo, . . ': m o p ■ ,f Mu- John Hurnit l,i. eii a -ri,-k of eonsolida ■ ion. A .11;• r *f a million!" ob ■i \ Mr Applerod. rolling nut • m. in wit)> relish. ' A great . .u. '• don*- with two hundred 1.1' thou-and dollars." ■..! ■ - just the point." observed , i a frown of perplexity. • ar . rnat»-l> to t he faithful • mi i \s l.o for upward of 3 a i*;11J h« * n hi> father’s right : 1 . »Ts ‘ What am I to it V Johns*m w hat would io with two hundred and tiff> i- uid dollars?" • ■* .ui* -»d stooped and • ••; i • Johnson I never made • dial oin ot a dollar in m> life." VI.. ' would you do wit h it. Ap l«le rot* ?" Applerod scarcely aide to con 'd tm-df. had been eagerly . • aitim that question I * :r> is* . imp!ove and market •V. W.-r marsh addition." he said expanding fully two inches ; »ss hi' already rotund chest. What ?" snorted Johnson, and n 1 >*»n his workmate a look of i’ hei ing s* orn. Are you still <amiug about the possibilities of a old swamp?" !>«• sure it i> a swamp, ad mitted Mr Af pleroil wPh some • ho ymi suppose you could i.»■ hundred and twenty acres uirci ly act essible land, almost tin* v»-r> edge of the crowded ■ i»> limits, at two hundred dollars ti in n* if it wasn’t swamp land?’’ demanded "Why. Mr Burnit tiie opportunity of a life-time!” How much capital would he need tv ’ a.-ked Bobby, gravely assum ing the callous, inquisitorial man ner i»; ilie ideal business man. Well. I've managed to buy up i. v acres out of my savings, and ;«• are -till one hundred acres • purchased, which will take • nty thousand dollars. But this the small part of it. Drainage, idling and grading is to be done, lading is to be done, streets and idewalks ought to be put down, gift club-house, which would serve I.ist as an office, would be a good ling to build, and the thing would v- !*> he thoroughly adveertised. i a-.'* figured on it for years, and i' aould require till told about a ' o Iiundred-thousand investment?" And what would he the return?” a-Ked Bobby without blinking at -e 1 ig figures, and proud of his i1 tale, which, while conservative, “•as >tili one of openness to con vict ion. i’igure i( out yourself." Mr. Ap plerod invited him with much enthu si.i-tu "We get ten building lots to the acre, turning one hundred •' id twenty acres into one thousand lots. Improved sites at any point 'iff'minding this tract cannot he bought for less than twenty-five dol ' trs per front foot. Corner lots and : iut.-e in tlte best locations would •tug much more. Imt taking the : v ia .,e price at only six hundred • dlars per lot, we would have, as a total return for investment, sev en hundred and twenty thousand dollars!” "In how long?” Bobby inquired, not allowing himself to become in the slightest degree excited. "One year," announced the optim :-):<■ Mr Applerod with conviction. Mr. Johnson, his lips glued tight lv together in one firm, thin, straight line across his face was glaring steadfastly at the corner of the ceiling, permitting no expression whatever to flicker in his eyes; noting which Bobby turned to him with a pointblank question. "What do you thing of this oppor tunity, Mr. Johnson?” he asked. Mr. Johnson glared quickly at Mr. Applerod. "Tell him," defied that gentleman. I think nothing whatever <>f i'.' -napped Mr Johnson What is your chief ground ot ob jectionBobby wanted to know Again Mr Johnson giar»--l at Mr Applerod Tell him." insisted that gentleman I with an outward wave of both hands. J expressive of his intense de.-ire to have every secret of hi- own soul and everybody’s else laid bare I will. said Johnson ^ our fa ther. a dozen times in m> own hear ing refused to have anything to ; do w ith the scheme " Bobby turned act using eyes upon ! Applerod. who. though red of face, was still strong ot assertion Mr Burni* never declined on any 11uher ground.- than that lie already I bad to » many irons in the tire." he j declared Tell him that. too. John son !" It was only his polite way of put ting it." retorted Johnson j John Rurnit was noted for his | polite way of putting his business j rota lusions." snapped Applerod, in return, whereat Bobby smiled with gleeful reminiscence, and Mr. John son smiled grimly, albeit reluctant ly. and Mr. Applerod smiled tri umphantly. I can see the governor doing it." laughed hobby, and dismissed the matter. Mr. Johnson, as ;t start in business we may as well turn this study into a temporary office. 'Fake this check down to the (’ommercial hank, please, and open tm account. You already have power of attorney for my signature. Procure a small set of hooks and open them. Make ou* for me against this account at the t'ommercial a check for ten thousand. Mr. Applerod. kindly re duce your swamp proposition ’<• pa per and let me have it by tomorrow. I ll not promise that I will do .any thing with it. hut it would he only fair to examine it. With these < risp remarks, upon the decisiveness of which Hobby I prided himself very much, he left the two to open business for him under the supervision of the por trait of stern hut humor-given old John Burnit. which stared down up on them from over his desk. "Applerod." said Johnson indig nantly. his lean frame almost quiv ering. it is a wonder to’ me that you can look tip at that picture and reflect that you are trying to drag John Burnit *s son into this fool scheme." "Johnson." said Mr. Applemd. putting out ltis cheeks indignantly, "you were given the first cluince to advise Mr. Robert what he should do with his money, and you failed tit do so. This is it magnificent business opportunity, and I should consider myself very remiss in my duty to John Hamit's son it ] fail ed to urge it upon him." Mr Johnson [ticked up the letter that Bobby, evidently not caring whether they read it or not. had left behind him. He ran through it with a grim smile and handed it over to Applerod as his best retort. ('ll APT lilt II [ At the home of Agnes HI list on Bobby’s car stopped almost as a matter of habit, and though the hour was a most informal one lie walked up the steps as confidently las if lie intended opening the door | with a latchkey; for it had been [another grim whim of John Burnit's I to pick out as itis son’s trustee tlte [girl whom Bobhv loved, and to (hedge her about witn certain se vere obligations. Agnes • ante down to meet him in a most ravishing morning robe of pale green, a con fection so stunning in conjunction with her gold-brown eyes and wav ing brown h'ir and round white throat that Bobby was forced to audible comment upon it. “Cracking!” said lie. ”1 suppose that if 1 hadn't had nerve enough to pop in here unexpectedly before noon 1 wouldn’t have seen that gown for ages.” it was Aunt Constance, the irre pressible. who. leaning over the stair railing, sank the iron into his soul. "It was bought at Trimmer & Co.'s. Grand Street side. Bobby," she informed him. and with this Parthian shot she went back through the upstairs hall, laughing. "Ouch!" said Bobby. "That was snowballing a cripple,” anti he was really most woebegone about it; for the Grand Street entrance of Trimmer & Co. had been the John Burnit Store. "Never mind, Bobby, you have still plenty of chance to win,” com forted Agnes, who. though laugh ing, had sympathetic inkling of that sore spot which had been touched. He seemed so forlorn, in spite of his big. good-natured self, that she moved closer to him and unconsciously put her hand upon his arm. It was too much for him in view of the way she looked, and, suddenly emboldened, he did a thing the mere thought of which, under premeditation would have scared t net net net net net new him into a trapped perspiration. He plai I'd I'is hand- u)ion iter should er-. and. drawing her toward him.1 la-1 • -wifth down to kiss her For a Meeting instant site drew hark, and then Bobh> had tlie surprise of hi.- life, for her warm lips met his quite willingly, and with a frank pro-sure almost equal to his ow n Sh<- sprang !<:»< k from him at once with sparkling eyes, lint he hail no mind to follow tip his ad j vantage, for he was dazed. It had left him breathless, amazed, incred ulous He stood for a full minute, bis face gone white with the over whelming wonder of this tiling that had happened to him; and then the tdnnt directness which was part of his inheritance from his father re j turned to him ; "Well, anyhow, we’re to he en gaged tit last." he said. No." she relinked him. with a I sudden Mash of mischief, "that was perfectly wicked, and you musti’t do it again." But I w ill." ho said adv: tv ing with heightened color You mustn't.' she said firmly, j and although she did not recede j farther from him he stopped. "You mustn't make it hard for us. Bob | hv." she warned him. "I am tinder , promisi too; am! that's all I can ; tell you." in* piu'iimi again. sam liim 1 by. | suppose by that I’m not to talk to you about marrying, nor you to listen until 1 have proved my right and ability to take rare of you and your fortune and mine. Is that it?" She smiled inscrutably. "What brings you at this unearth l> hour?" she asked by wax of evu lsion. Some business pre text. I'll i be bound." "Of course* it is." be assured her. "This morning you are strictly in | the* nde* of my trustee*. I want you , te> look at some* property." "But 1 have an appointment with ! my dressmaker." "The dressmaker must wait." "What a warning!" she* laughed "If vou would order a mere :t mere | acquaintance* around so peremptor ily. what xvemid you de> if you were i marrieel ?" I'd be boss." announced Bobby. ! with e aim conflele m e. "Indeed?" she mocked, ami start ed into the library. "You'd ask per mission first, wouldn't you?" "Where* are you going?” be (pier ied in return, and grinned. I o telephone my dressmaker." she admitted, smiling, and realiz ing. too. that it was not all ban ter. "I told you to remember." assert ed Bobby, with a strange new sense of mast erf illness which would not ' down. When she came down again, lressed for the trip, be was still in that dazed elation, and it lasted through their brisk ride to the far outskirts of the city, where, at the side of a watery marsh that ex tended for nearly a mile along the roadway, lie halted. "This is it." waving his hand across the dismal waste. "It!" she repeated. "What?” "The property that it was sug gested I buy.” No wonder your father thought it necessary to appoint a trustee," was her first comment. "Why. Bob by. what on earth could you do with it? It's too large for a frog farm and too small for a summer resort.” and once more she turned incredulous eyes upon the “prop erty.” Dark, oily water covered the en tire expanse, and through it emerg ed. here and there, clumps of dank vegetation, from the nature and dispersentent of which one could judge that the water varied from one to three feet in depth. Higher ground surrounded it on all sides, and the urgent needs of surburban growth had scattered a few small, cheap cottages, here and there, ui> on the hills. "it doesnt seem very attractive until you consider those houses," Bobby confessed. "You must remem ber that the city hasn't room to grow, and must take note that it is trying to spread in this direction. Wouldn’t a fellow be doing a rather public spirited thing, and one in which he might take quite a bit of satisfaction. if he drained that swamp, tilled it, laid out streets and turned the whole stretch into a cluster of homes in place of a breeding-place for fevers?” "You talk just like a civic im provement society." she said, laugh ing. "We did have a chap lecturing on that down at the club a few nights ago." he admitted, “and maybe 1 have picked up a bit of the talk. But wouldn’t it he a good thing, anyhow?” "Oh. I quite approve of it. now that 1 see your plan,” she agreed; "but could it be made to pay?” "Well,” he returned with a grave assumption of that businesslike air he had recently been trying to copy down ai the Traders' Club, “there are a hundred and twenty acres in the tract. I can buy it for two hundred dollars an acre, and sell each acre. In building lots, for full six thousand. It seems to me that this is enough margin to carry out the needed Improvements and make the maiketing of it worth while What do you think of it?” They both gazed * out over that desolate expanse and tried to pie lure it dotted with comfortable cot tages. set down in grassy lawns that bordered on white, clean streets and the idea of the transformation was an attractive one ”lt looks to me like a perfectly splendid ’dea.” Agnes admitted. ”! wonder what your father would have thought of it." (To lie Continued.) RECENT NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS HAVE ACCENTUATED THIS POINT. PARIS. Sept II The death of th - unfortunate M Nicholas Kinet and the more recent accident to Madame Franke. added to the many other recent fatalities, makes an article by M. Rene Quinton, presi dent of the Aerial League, on the necessity for pads or life protectors for aviators, appear very opportune. M Quinton, in an article in the Kelair. says that it Is high time that the safety of the aviator should lie taken seriously into considera tion. The frequent repetition of similar tatalities against which cer tain precautions might tie taken makes it imperative that something should lie done. Aviation is itself in danger of seeing its progress hampered. Witii I out security there can lie no flying. Inst as there are today no steamers (that are not provided with life boats, so no aviator ought to he without liis life protector. In sailing ; through the air man ventures on a new element which is not less treach erous than the wave, and the avia | tor’s safety ought to lie one of the I first tilings to lie considered. If flte problem cannot tic solved, avia tion w'll lie nipped in the hud It is for this very reason, says | M. Quinton, that tlit- committees of i lie Aerial League and of the Aero club have been for the past few weeks considering the subject. The Aerial League is prepared to open a pn hi i< competition for the best life-protectors, which many of its , members consider nu absolute neces sity. The suggestion of Rudyard Kipling of a pneumatic helmet and j other protecting devices seems to ! him to be dictated by common sense, A great many fatal accidents, he | says, might have been avoided if such devices had been used. Such | protectors, of course, would be in I efleclual in cases of a fall from a 1 very great height, bat in the major ity of instances the descent is real ly from a small height. The avia tor. instead of being dashed brutal | ly to the ground would fall in real i ity on mi air cushion, which would 1 nearly always save his life. It is enough to recall the major ity of fatal falls to recognize the | utility of such a precaution. If such a life-protector had been used. Cap ital'll Feher. I.efehre. Fernandez. l)e lagiang?, and several others would | still be alive. If Roughler had not ! fallen into the sea at .Vice, he would ! probably also have lost his life. There are many instances in which aviators have fallen, and we were told that they escaped as bv a | miracle, because they were protected by a bar of wood or network of wires which deadened the first im i pact. How much more safe would the aviator be if he were always j sure of finding an air cushion be ll ween him and the hard ground or i parts of the motor. Captain Ferber would certainly still be alive if such ! a cushion iiad been between his chest and the motor. Mr. Quinton's conclusion is that no I effort should be spared to make I aviation practical, and It can only j be made practical by being made I safe. As regards the fatal accident to M. Nicholas Kinet, the writer re ! marks that the fall was from a con | siderable height and so a simple pro tective pad or shield would probably not have saved him. For such cas es, he says, a regular parachute ought to be devised. Wanted a Diagram. A waiter at a western hotel said to one of the guests at the dinner table: "What kind of pie do you wish? We have peach. apple, pumpkin and lemon.” The guest replied, "Give me peach, apple and pumpkin,” to which the waiter with a shrug of his should ers. a curl of his lips and an ap propriate gesture, said, with sar casm, "What's the matter with the lemon?” An Englishman sitting at an ad joining table, who overheard the conversation, now said to his neigh bor, "I beg your pardon, but what was the matter with the lemon?” Maus May Be Transferred. WASHINGTON, Oct. 1. — The members of the Congressional com mittee which inspected a number of the large jails and penitentiaries of the country today handed in a re port which condemns dungeons, star vation of prisoners and solitary con finement except in the most extreme cases. | The Next President | Whatever else is true, the l>.*mo • rat man of the hour is physieallv ami inentrlly lit for the fight of his life, for himself and for his party He wears his «l years like a crown, and a pro iso. Jutlson llarnioti js marvelously blessed with a line and genuine sit* etiity He has not enhungered for the prey I'nless the outlook is rosy for sueeess, ite does not rare* to tie "written among the long list of those who have led the Ilcmo erntie party to defeat." So says he. And he means it. too. Therefore he will not fret or wear Ips heart out with ambition. Hut he will fight steady*, discreet and tireless to the end. I asked the governor of Ohio if he thought the tariff would he ihe main issue in the Presidential cam paign. "One of the issue;," ne answered promptly, and with significant em phasis, Considering that the Ohio Republicans in their compromise platform are pledged to stand pat on Taft and his tariff "There are other issues." said he "The cause of the people and tiie issues of constitutional govern ment are appropriate in themselves, but tiiere are other issues than the tariff. The Republican record is to rank with indifference and betrayal along these lines to lie covered or condoned by a few professions or platitudes I have not formally begun my campaign as yet. and I do not care in advance of it to map out the line of discussion. "Hut privilege’ ami ’centraliza tion,' the high cost of living, the in creased power of the electorate, the restraint of bosses and trusts, will share with the tariff in tlie discus sion of the Ohio hustings. “The chances of success in Ohio appear to me exceptionally bright. The party is confident to a degree and fully united In every practical way. I share this confidence in the highest degree and the Republican division, already hopeless and grow ing wider, confirms tlie expectation of Democratic success. I think Ohio will lead the list of Democratic states.” "Your success in Ohio. (Inventor, would make certain your nomination as the Democratic candidate for the Hresiil m y." "\Vc will cross that bridge when ive come to it." was the reply. "Suf fielent unto the day is the responsi bility and the opportunity that it covers." "But you will not mind giving an opinion as to the outlook for na tional sui'iess for your party?" "Xot at all. 1 think the promise for a Democratic President in 1 12 is brighter than it has been in a de cade. Conditions and experience have vindicated the historic Demo cratic policies and the demoraliza tion and decay of the Republican party have made a revival of real , Democrat y Indispensable to good government and the welfare of the people. The Republican party lias literally gone to pieces by its own selfishness and greed and the Demo cratic party will be summoned back to power and to responsibility." "Governor, in this hour of gener ally recognized hope and promise for the Democratic party, what in your opinion is the chief danger that threatens its national success?” "I will answer that question at least,” said Harmon of Ohio, "be cause somebody ought to sound the warning. "Also, there will be Democrats, long out of power, who may seek to please their constituents and 'strengthen their own fences' by the introduction of bills that they have no hope of passing and would not introduce if they had. These bills will be scrutinized and criticized by the keenest and ablest Republican newspapers that we have ever known, and they will he written down as Democratic policies and as promise of the legislation that the country may expect if the Demo cratic party is given control of the government in 1912. "Here is the most serious menace of this splendid prospect of the Dem ocratic parly. "And." said Harmon of Ohio, "if I as an idividttal long in service may be permitted to offer a serious word of warning and counsel to my party, it would be condensed in two sen tences: "First—Del no Democrat offer in tlte next Congress a bill that he would not be willing to stand on as Democratic policy and willing to see written as a law on the statute hooks of the country. "And,’ second Del the Democratic party endeavor, at any sacrifice short of favor or principle, to get together and stand together in Washington. "If these two things can be done I ilu not believe that there will be any <hmbt of a long lease of national power for the party of Jefferson and Jaekson hoginninK in 1912." With these words, whose wisdom and directness left their profound impression on my mind. I left Jnd son Harmon to the tender mercies of the politicians. State and na tional. who swarmed in the corridor outside of the Kxeeiitive Chamber 1 have no fear of his ability to cope with them. Louisville Courier Journal -I- LETTER TO AN OLD SOUR •> DOUGH. NOW IN ENGLAND * | v Reprinted by Request. v f* -1- »!• -1* -1- *E -1- v *1* v •;* *;• + v r nun the Tanana’s frozen valley. | To Kngland’s milder shore. This letter. Jack, I hope you’ll get Htifore the year is o’er. For Christmas greeting tis rather late. This message of good cheer. Sc» I'll add to it an «>l«t Scotch toast: A hearty guid New Year” I did intend some papers to send. Hut I think that this is better. If you have- moved there is more chance For you to get a letter. Navigation had an early close We must expect such things. Steamboats are scattered all along ’Twix: Chena and the Springs. The weather has been very cold. 'Twas 71 below A* a station down the Tatiana A place ihey call Minto" In town it wasn’t unite so keen. 1 was only Hut even then one stronger leans' l’o ward Jh»* othet place than Heaven. The camp’s a good deal quieter now Than at this time last year; The paying creeks are Coldstream. Kster. Cleary and Kngineer, Dome and Vault are dead ones. Kldorado’s pay still lost And the latest news from down be low Says the Iditarod's a frost. Tin* hard rock mines are on t In hum They weren’t much good at best .\e\t Spring loin Lloyd aspires to climb McKinley’s lofty crest. Prospectors yet may have a Home In their declining years. A hunch of sourdoughs formed a lodge Of Alaskan pioneers. Alaskans asked for home rule. When Taft was on the coast. He had no time to come up here Ihit handed them a roast: Said he: "If you made your homes up there I'd listen to your prattle. Hut to change the laws I do not care While you live in Seattle.” Judge Lyons is holding court here now, 'lie’s working overtime. Ills rulings are just, hut hard on (hose Convicted of a crime. On four and live, where Manley and Hooite Had made so much ado. Like Solomon, lie settled it soon. H.v cutting the pay in two. In the Belsea-Tyndal Kster suit The laymen won the case They sure were tire.I of their dis pute It lasted In days Jesse Noble got off with a fine And three months in th jail. Ilis lawyers got the ea-e appeale t. So now he's out on There was a fire, three we. ks ago. In a building d ross th ■ slough. Mike Johnson's load and hands were burned. Hut the sisters pull- d him thro’ Mik< Helton died and >♦• -lerde. Was buried from Kagle hall A week ago flu* plaee was ga> 'Twas our Thanksgiving hall The priii of grtih ain't gone up ye: it should be right this season. Hut if thev shove it up. you be' rhey'il <pii» klv find a reason The Ineiness imt;-e» ir. lie town I his fall havi* all don. fine. "Hig H* artimI Tom’ nas ooened up Aurora No :♦ A carpenter was killed in a row Twas Frick Fonaas. a dan** There's «|iiit*• a lot of d<-kite s now ; Faddy Shea has gone insane Tommy and Fill have got a lay On Cleary, above on Flint they deserve to hit tin* pa.c* I’m sure .. on w ill agn e Well, .lack, I hope yiui'l'e «*ttl«*d (low n, With money in the hank Flease 'end ni> toast •#» my old friends. Your brothers .In and Frank it is a fit mi v thing, you'll think For me to woo tin* muse." It ain't from the effects of drink. Fut to just kc< p off the blue-. I ain't doing mm h good for myself. I surely am a fool; Fut some day | hope to make a stake. Then I'll meet >ou in Liverpool JIM WYLLIL Fairbanks. Alaska. I>ei 1. F.»"!» H er.ey Attacks "Grabbers." FI'FFLO. Oct. 1 The National Irrigation congress dosed its »• sion today, selecting Chicago as tin* next place of meeting. This morn Ing Francis .f lb-ney made an at tack on the large corporations which had made a practice of grabbing the natural r» nitre* - of the countr> The congress went on rer*»;d a being in favor of federal control of the natural resources of the conn try. Gifford Findtol made an earn est plea for harmony. Your Citizen file will be a pretty accurate history of Fairbanks and vicinity. ...NUGGET SALOON... CHATANIKA MILLER & COX Gordon House CLEARY CITY BAR—Meals served at Any Hour. Beds. Spriny Bunks. Stables. Ac. GREENE WHITE ... - Prop. Dome City Cigar Store CIRCULATING LIBRARY Clothing, Stationery, Etc. The place where you meet the boys. ..CALIFORNIA HOTEL.. CHENA C. TACKLESON. Prop. Don't Forget to Call. Pioneer Hotel ESTABLISHED 1903 85 Rooms. Turkish Baths ....Stables.... D. PETREE, PROPRIETOR THE DOUBLE STAMP LIQUOR HOUSE Fifth Ave. and Cushman LOUIS SPITZ. Prop. GRAND HOTEL CHATANJKA ( AH Modern Conveniences ) FRANK WALTERS. PROP.