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By REX BEACH
EN Mr. Wayland's stiff greeting
there was uo hint that the two
men had ever been friendly,
but Emerson wa9 prepared for
coolness and seated himself without
waiting for an invitation, giad of the
chance to rest bis tired limbs.
"I have a great deal to say to you,
sir," Emerson began, "and I would
like you to hear me through."
"I am going to tell you some things
about Mr. Marsh that I dare say you
will disbelieve, but I can verify my
statements. I think you are a Just
man, and I don't believe you know or
would approve the methods he has
used against me."
"If this is to be an arraignment of
Mr. Marsh I suggest that you wall
until be can be present He has gone
ashore with the women folks."
"I prefer to talk to you first. We can
call him in later if you wish."
"Before we begin may I inquire what
you expect of me?"
"I expect relief."
"You remember our agreement?"
"I don't want assistance: I want re
lief." "Whatever the distinction in the
words. 1 understand that you are ask
Ing a favor?"
"I don't consider it so."
"Very well. Proceed."
"When you sent me out three years
ago to make a fortune for Mildred it
was understood that there should be
fair play on both sides"
"Have you plnycd fair?" quickly In
terposed the old man.
"I have. When I came to Chicago I
had no Idea that you were interested
In the Pacific coast fisheries. I had
raised the money before I discovered
that you even knew Willis Marsh
Then it was too late to retreat. When
I reached Seattle ail sorts of unexpect
ed obstacles came up. I lost the ship
I had chartered: machinery houses re
fused deliveries; shipments went
astray; my bank finally refused its
loan, and every other bank In the
northwest followed suit. I was har
assed In every possible way. And it
wasn't chance that caused it; it was
Willis Marsh. He set spies upon me:
he Incited a dock strike that resulted
in a riot and the death of at least one
man; moreover, he tried to have me
"now do you know he did that?"
"I have no legal proof, but I know
it just the same."
Mr. Wayland smiled. "That is not
a very definite charge. You surely
don't hold him responsible for the
death of that striker?"
"1 do, and for the action of the po
lice in trying to fix the crime upon me.
You know, perhaps, how I got away
from Seattle. When Marsh arrived at
Kalvlk he first tried to sink my boil
ers: falling in that, he ruined my Iron
Chinks: then he 'corked my fish trap,
not because he needed more fish, but
purely to spoil my catch. The day
the run started be bribed my fisher
men to break their contracts, leaving
me short banded. He didn't need more
men, but did that simply to cripple me.
I got Indians to replace the white
men. but he won them away by a mis
erable trick and by threats that I have
no doubt he would make good if the
poor devils dared to stand out.
"His men won't allow my fellows (o
work. We have had our nets cut and
our fish thrown out. Last night we
had a bad time on the banks, and a
number of people were hurt. The situ
ation Is growing worse every hour,
and there will be bloodshed unless
this persecution stops. Ail I want Is
n fair chance. There are fish enough
for us all In the Kalvlk. but that man
has used the power of your organiza
tion to ruin uie not for business rea
sons, but fr personal spite. I have
playtM the game squarely, Mr. Way
land, but unless this ceases I'm
"You are through?"
"Yes, The run Is nearly a week old,
and I haven't begun to pack my salm
on. I have less than half a boat crew,
and ( f those half are laid up."
The president of the trust stirred
for the first time since Boyd had be
gun his recital. The grim lines about
his mouth set themselves deeper, and,
staring with cold gray eyes at the
speaker, he said:
"Well, sir, what you have told me
confirms my Judgment that Willis
Marsh Is the right man in the right
Completely taken back by this un
expected reply, Boyd exclaimed:
"You don't mean to say that you a
prove of what he has done?"
"Yes, of what I know he has done.
Mr. Marsh Is pursuing a definite poli
cy laid down by his board of directors.
You have shown me that he has done
Ills work well. You knew before you
left the east that we intended to crush
Emerson's volco was sharp as he
cried. "I understand all that, but am I
to understand also that the directors
of the N. A, P. A. instructed him to
000 M ;
Author of "The Spoilers" and
HARPER t BROTHER)
"Tut. tut! Don't talk nonsense. You
admit that you have no proof of Wil
lis' connection with the attempt upon
your life. You put yourself In the
way of danger when you hired scab
labor to break that strike. 1 think you
got off very easily."
"If Marsh was instructed to crush
the independents, why has he centered
all his efforts on me alone? Why has
he spent this summer In Kalvlk and
not among the other stations to the
"That is our business. Different
methods are required in different local
ities." "Then you have no criticism to make
you uphold him?" Boyd's indignation
was getting beyond control.
"None whatever. Your complaints
do not appeal to me. Even granting
your absurd assumption that Marsh
tried to put you out of the way. it
seems to nie that you have more than
evened the score."
"He is still wearing bandr.ges over
that knife thrust you gave him."
Emerson leaped to his feet.
"He knows I didn't do that every
body knows it!" he cried. "He lied to
"We won't discuss that." said Wayne
Wayland curtly. "What do you want
me to do?"
"I want you to end this persecution.
I want you to call him off."
"In other words, you want mo to
Emerson swallowed. "I suppose It
amounts to that. I want to be let
aloue. I want a square deal."
"Well. I wont." Wayland's voice
hardened suddenly: his sound, white
teeth snapped together. "You are get
ting exactly what you deserve. You be
trayed me by spying upon me while
you broke bread In my house. I see
nothing reprehensible In Mr. Marsh's
conduct, but even if I did I would
not censure him. Any measures ure
Justifiable apalnst a traitor."
Boyd Emerson's face went gray be
neath its coating of tan. and his voice
threatened to break as he said:
"I am no traitor, and you know It.
thought you a man of honor, and I
came to you not for help, but for Jus
tice. But I see I was mistaken. I am
beginning to believe that Marsh noted
under your instructions from the
"P.elleve what you choose."
"You think you've got me. but yo'i
haven't. I'll boat you yet."
"You can't beat me at anything."
Mr. Wayland's Jaws were set ll'.;e
"Not this year perhaps, bnt next.
You and Marsh have whipped me this
time, but the salmon will come again,
and I'll run my plant in spite of hell!"
ayne Waylnnd made as If to
speak, but Boyd went on unheeding:
"You've taken a dislike to me. but
your conduct shows that you fear me.
You are afraid I'll succeed, and I
"Brave talk!" said the older man.
"But you owe $1(10.000, and your
stockholders will learn of your mis
management." "Your persecution, you mean!" cried
the other. "I can explain. They will
wait another year. I will raise more
money, and they will stand by me."
"Perhaps I know more nbout that
than you do."
Emerson strode toward the desk
menacingly, crying In a qu'vering
"I warn you to keep your hands o(T
them. Don't try any of your financial
trickery with n:e. or I'll"
Wayne Wayland leaped from his
ehair. his face purple and his eyes
"I.erive this yacht!" he thundered.
"I won't allow you to insult me. 1
won't stand your threats. I've got
you where I want you. and when the
time conies you'll know It. Now, get
out!" He stretched forth a great
square hand and closed It so fiercely
that the fingers cracked. "I'll crush
I you-like that!"
Boyd turned and strode from the
Half blinded with anger, he stum
bled down the ladder to his launch.
"Back to the plant!" he ordered, then
gazed with lowering brows and defiant
eyes at the Grande Dame as she rest
ed swanlike and serene at her moor
ings. Ills anger against Mildred's fa
ther destroyed fur the time all thought
of hi disappointment at her own lack
of understanding and her cool accept
ance of his failure. He saw only that
his affairs had reached a final climax
where he must bow to the luevltablo
or Big George's parting words came
to him strike one last blow In r
prlsaL It was the hour of his darkest de-spalr-tho
real crisis In his life. There
are times when it rests with fate to
make a srivuig man stronger or turn
him altogether to evil. Such a man
will not accept misfortune tamely. He
Is the reverse of thoso who are good
through weakness. It is his nature to
But tho unexpected happened, and
Boyd's black mood vanished in amaz
ment at the eight which met his eyes.
Moorvd to tho nsa ciwk was a llj,Mer
awau with a cargo that made him
stare niul di.uht bis vision. He had
"WF.'VB WON, MY BOY I WEVK WONl"
seen his scanty crew of gill netters re
turn empty handed with the rising
sun, exhausted, disheartened, depleted
in numbers, yet there before him were
thousands of salmon. They were
strewn in a grent mass upon the dock
and Inside the shed, while from the
scow beneath they came In showers as
tho handlers tossed them upward from
their "pues." Through the wide doors
lie saw the backs of the butchers busi
ly at work over their tables and heard
the uproar of his cannery running full
for the first time.
Before the launch had touched he
had leaped to the lad.ler and swung
himself upon the dock. He stumbled
Into the arms of Big George.
"Where did those fish come from?"
he cried breathlessly.
"Prom the trap." George smiled as
he had not smiled In many weeks.
"They've struck In like I knew they
would, and they're running now by the
thousands. I've fished these waters
for years, but I never seen the likes of
It. They'll tear that trap to pieces.
They're smothering In the pot. tons
and tons of 'em. with millions more
milling below the leads because they
can't get in. It's a sight you'll not see
once in n lifetime."
"That means that we can run the
plant that we'll get nil we can use?"
"Say. we've got fish enough to ruu
two canneries. They've struck their
gait, I tell you, and they'll never stop
now, night or day, till they're throuub.
We don't need no gill netters. What
we need Is butchers and sllmers and
handlers. There never was a trap site
In the north till this one.' I told Willis
Marsh that years ago." He flung out
n long, hairy arm, bared half to the
shoulder, and waved It exultantly.
"We built this plant to cook 40.tvto
salmon a day. but I'll bring you fl.ixw
every hour, and you've got to cook
'em. Do you hear?"
"And they couldn't cork us after all!"
Emerson leaned unsteadily against f
pile, fer his head was whirling.
"No! We'll show that gang what a
cannery can do. Marsh's traps will rot
where they stand." Big George shook
his tight clinched fist again. "We've
won, my boy! We've won!"
"Then don't let us stand here talk
ing!" cried Emerson sharply. "Hurry!
Hurry!" He turned and sped up the
He had come Into bis own at last,
and be vowed with tlsht shut teeth
that uo wheel should stop, uo belt
should slacken, no man should leave
his duty, till the run bad passed. At
the entrance to the throbbing, clang
Ine building he paused an Instant and
with a smll? looked toward the yacht
fliiatlns la::l!y In the distance. Then,
with knees sngzlng beneath him from
weariness, he entered.
(TO BE CONTINUED.'
YOUTH S m WiT
SAVES HIS LIFE
Though Glctii ui is Maze, Hs
Rolis iimseif In Blanket.
York, Neb., Oct. 14. Enveloped Id
flames, saturated with gasoline,
Dwlght Tilden, son of N. F. Tilden,
manufacturer of wagons and buggies,
Jumped from the roof of a building
through a window In the second stot
onto a bed, where he rolled himself
Into heavy comforters and blankets,
smothering the fire, and by hl3 quick
wit and great presence of mind saved
Mr. Tilden at tho time of the acd
dent was engaged in burning paint of!
the side of his parentB' house, pTepara
tory to giving the house a coat ol
paint. He was using a painter's gaso
line lamp thnt had Just been filled,
but In some unaccountable way ex
ploded, throwing the burning gasoline
all over Tilden, who was Instantly a
mass of flames.
Chief Asked to Resign.
Cincinnati, Oct. 14. Heenuse of con
ditions In the police department re
venled by Safety Director Small's In
vestlgatlon of graft, Paul M. Mllllkln
was asked to resign from the office of
chief by Maor Schwab.
Fishing Se:ner Sinks Swedish Bark.
Cuxliaven, Germany, Oct. 14 The
fishing steamer Senator Ilolthufen col
llded with and stink the Swedish bark
Pluna. Seven of tb Dana's crew
HUE PAZ FERRER.
Republicans In Spain
Hope Shs Will
lead Their Attach.
DAY OF ANXIETY IN SPAIN
Anniversary of Execution of Ferrer
Passes Without Incident.
Madrid, Oct. 14. The first anniver
sary of the execution of Professor
Francisco Ferrer, founder of the mod
ern school at Rarcelona, who was
convicted of having conspired agalnBt
the government and brought about the
rebellion In the summer of 1909, had
been dreaded by the authorities, as
the free thinkers, socialists and re
publicans bad planned Ferrer demon
strations that might easily lend to
bloodshed. No untoward Incident oc
curred. TAFT WILL MAKE
Problems on Isthmus Require
His Presence There.
Beverly, Mass., Oct. 14. President
Taft will sail for Panama on Nov. 10
from Charleston, S. C, on the cruiser
North Carolina, convoyed by the sis
ter ship Montana. The president will
be gone about twelve days.
The president had practically given
up all Idea of visiting the canal this
year, until Colonel Goethals, chief en
gineer of the canal, visited him. At
the end of the visit Mr. Taft had been
convinced that the problems confront
ing the officials at Panama require his
presence on the isthmus. Some of the
problems to be dealt with are;
The extent of the fortifications, the
fixing of tolls, a proposed increase In
wages, the future management of the
railroad and the regulation of the sale
The question of tolls was explained
by Colonel Ooethals to be one of the
most pressing for congress to meet.
$1,000,000 CUSTOMS FRAUD
Art Dealers Cheat Government Out of
Duties For Years.
New York, Oct. 14 The entire Fifth
avenue establishment of the four Du
veen brothers, art dealers, was seized
by federal officers' and rtenjnmln Du
veen arrested and placed under $.r)0,
000 bond3. Henry Puveen, an uncle,
was arrested on the Lusitanla when It
reached quarantine. Rail was fixed at
$75,000. They are charged with con
spiracy to defraud the government
out of customs duties. The district
attorney said be had evidence that
the frauds would reach $1,000,000.
The charge Is based on the entry of
three vases, of which the stated value
is $1,107 and the actual value $28,000.
CCRNHUSKERS OFF TO NORTH
University Football Squad Given Part
ing Rally at Lincoln.
Lincoln, Oct. 14. Coach Cold, Man
BKer liaKer. Trainer Best, Assistant
Coach Harry Ewlng, Dr. H. M. Ever
ett, Professor C. U. Richards and
twenty members of the varsity foot
ball squad leit lor Minneapolis, wuere
the Cornliuskers meet the Gophers to
morrow on Northrup field.
Five hundred rooters, Including snV'
en cadet companies nnd the military
band, accompanied the team to tin
station and gave them an enthusiastic
Defects Among Kansas City Pupiis.
Kansas City, Oct. 14 According to
the report of Dr. Wheeler, health com
missioner of this city, 9,504, or 56 per
cent, of the pupils In tho Kansas City
public schools have been recommend
ed for treat ment because of mental
and physical defects found.
Strychnfne In the WPlsky.
Solomon, Kan., Oct. J. Harvey
Hannon, a merchant here, died at his
home soon after he had taken a drink
of whisky for Htotnnch trouble. It Is
said that he riled of Rtrychnlne poison
ing It u n"t known how the polsoo
jot Into the whisky.
U Y , . f
ON RAIL STRIKE
Governmaat Adopts a Vigorous
Policy to Restore Traffic.
STRIKE LEADERS ARRESTED.
Chances for Success Rests Largely
With Sympathetic Tleup Stand of
Government Has Prevented Further
Spread of Strike, but Service Is
Still Badly Crippled.
Faris, Oct. 14. The French govern
ment Is meeting the situation result
ing from the general strike of railroad
employees with a firmness that chal
lenges the admiration of those who
sympathize with the men in their de
mands for a minimum wage of $1 a
day. Five of the strike leaders were
placed under arrest.
This action was in fulfillment of
Premier Diiand's promise to punish
the agitators, who, he has declared,
precipitated an Insurrectionary move
men at the very hour that the premier
and M. Mlllerand, the minister of pub
lic works, were conducting negotia
tions looking to the peaceful adjust
ment of the differences between the
railroad managers and tneir em
ployees. Tho National Railroad union has
succeeded in thoroughly demoralizing
the service on the northern and west
ern systems, but It had less success
In the eastern and southern lines. The
situation shows little change.
Men Nearly All Out.
The men of the Paris, Lyons and
Mediterranean road aro nominally on
strike and the eastern system Is bad
ly hampered, but many trains are bo
Ing operated as usual on tho former
system. The employees of the Paris
Orleans road nnd the Paris subway
voted to go out, but the subway lines
are being operated as usual.
The hope of the strikers rests large
ly In the prospect of sympathetic
strikes. The bricklayers nnd pavers
have voted a general strike. The
unions of other trades are meeting
and are expressing similar Intentions.
The five strike leaders arrested at
tempted a drrfmatlc scene by assem
bling In the office of the Humnnlte, a
socialist newspaper, where they passed
the night In the company of virtually
the complete socialist delegation of
the chamber of deputies, expecting
the arrival of the police. When the
officials arrived and the deputies be
gan to make Inflammatory speoches,
the prefect of police cut the proceed
Ings short and hustled the leaders off
Thousands of suburbanites were fur
ther Inconvenienced by a deluge of
rain, which made many of the roads
leading Into the city Impassable to pe
destrians. As a consequence many
failed to report at their offices and
the business of the city Is upset.
A number of acts of violence against
the rolling stock Is reported from the
provinces. The strikers disclaim re
sponsibility for these, saying the dam
age has been done by persons not con
nected with the railroads.
SLACK DEMAND FOR WHEAT
Flour Mills Preparing to Shut
Chicago, Oct. 13. With Minneapolis
end Milwaukee flour mills preparing
to shut down at the end of the week
nnd with much cash wheat carried
over unsold In St. Louis and Kansas
City, all cereals suffered In price hero
today. There was a net loss of lc
on wheat, Mifr,se for corn and Vac to
Ti'&'c against oats. In provisions lat
est figures were unchanged to 7',ic up.
Wheat Dec, fi47',iffJ4!ic; May,
$l.fi0'H; July. Ofie.
Corn Pec, 47rS.fit47nic; May, 50
(T; 501,'jc; July, 51c.
Oats pec, 31r; May, 34' ic
Pork Jan., $17.30; May, $ Hi. fin.
Lard-Jan., $in.52(,: May, $10.02'.'
Ribs Jan., $3 2'); May, $9.20.
Omaha Cach Prices.
Omaha, Oct. 13. Wheat lc lower;
No. 2 hard. V1x'n 97'jc; No. 3 hard.
Corn No. 2 white, 40
47',c; No. 3 while, 4fi'.l.(f' 47c; No. 2
yellow, B'!i.fr47c; No. 3 yellow, 4fi'l.!?.
47c. Oats ',c lowor; No. 3 white,
30f30!ic; No! 3 yellow, 29'iQ 30.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Oct. 13. Cattle Receipts,
7,000; steady to strong; beeves, $1.75
fT7.85; western steers, $4.15tfi fi.13;
stockers nnd feeders, $3.40(j 5.75;
cows and heifers, $2.25?i 0.50; calves,
$7.5010.00. Hogs Receipts, 12.000;
slow; light, $8.fi0(ft9.25; heavy, $8.30
9.25; rouxh, $S.20fft8.40; good to choice
heavy, $8.40ifi9.n0; pigs, $3.25(9.00;
bulk of sales, $8.50ft 8.90. Sheep Re
ceipts, 30,000; steady; natives, $2.50fjp
4.25; westerns, $2.75(5 4.25; ycarllnga,
$4.30(55.40; lambs, $1.40(y 7.00.
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha, Oct. 14 Cattle Re
eclnts. 4,800; steady; native steers.
$4.23f4.75; cows nnd heifers, $3.n0ff
5.50; western steers, $.1.75ffi fi.25;
stockers and feeders, $3.00(ff 5.75;
cnlves, $.1.25Ti 7.00; bulls nnd stags,
$3.00(ft4.73. Hogs Receipts, 4,400;
steady to easier; heavy, $8 20(77 8.43;
mixed, $8.35(fj8.r,0; light, $S.50(?TS.80;
bulk of sales, $8.30718.50. Sheep Re-
celpls, 74,000; steady; yearlings, $4.50
ffr5.25; wetl-ers, $3.4074.15; ewes,
$3.233.C5; lambs, $G.15(0G.6O.
JOHN A. DIX.
The Dtmoeratic Nomina For Gov
rr.or of Now York.
Although John A. llx. Democratic
nominee for governor of New York,
has long been known lu the business
world as a sueeesMul lumberer and
banker, bo is comparatively a new
comer in the political world. It U
only six years ago that he was asked
to go as a delegate to the national
Democratic convention at St Loots,
snd he was forced to confess that b
did not know bow to accomplish It
Since then, however, be has shown.
himself possessed of real political
The nominee Is fifty years of air
and a native of Glens Falls. N.
jons a. xrx.
where ho was born on Christmas day,
1SG0. Ills father was James Lawtoa
Plx, son of Samuel Dlx of Vermont,
and bis mother was a Miss Laura,
Mr. Dlx first studied at the Glens
Falls academy and then took his de
gree at Cornell, lie was graduated la
18S3 and entered on practical life at
once by working first as a farm hand
and then in the machine shops of his
Ho became associated with Lemon
Thomson of Albany in the lumber
business and married Mr. Thomson's
daughter. Miss Gertrude Thomson, la
1SS'.). He gradually built up one oC
the most efficient wall paper plants la
the country. About ten years ago Mr.
Dlx became interested In banking. II
assisted in tho union of tho First Na
tional and the Exchange bnnk of Al
bany and is now first vice president
of tho present First National bank.
He Is also a director.
Above everything else Mr. Plx lores
his home, and he and his wife ar
grent "pals." It was Mrs. Plx, by the
way, who delayed the nomination of
her husband. Sho thought that ha
had work enough on bis hands al
ready, and he refused to run for ths
office without her consent. This she
finally gave, but only after a lot of
pleading by his friends.
THAT HOBBLE SKIRT.
Much Talked of Garment Becoming
Most Popular In America.
Tosslbly you have already heard of
the race In Paris In which the content
ants were women dressed In hobble
skirts. When the news was cabled
over, however, many people doubted
that such a contest had been held, de
claring thnt no womnn could walk, let
alone rcn, In such a garment. But now
have come photographs of the affair to
prove that It actually took place and
that milady can get over the ground
.1 .'V'....,.l',. ,if.l'.;k. ''..'w -
R..VYV rat A' t AT'iV L.Ai.,
HEADY POli TMH STAHT FINISH OF TUI
UOIIlliiU UK HIT HACK.
at a pretty good gnlt even thus hnndl
capped. In fact, this was the mala
object of the race.
This contest proved so attractive that
many others have been hold In other
European cities, nnd no doubt these
novel races wlir shortly be seen In
America. Apropos of the hobble skirt,
there Is no sign of its disappearance;
If the fashions In the thenter are any
criterion it will bo In greater demand
this fall and winter than ever. The
newest things In dress invariably are
seen In musical comedies, and all the
shows this year are conspicuous by
reason of tho hobble skirt.
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