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THOMAS DIXON H j&s
Copyright, 1011. by
CHAPTER XI.
Th Lamp of Aladdin.
THE clouds of the panic slowly
lifted and tbe sun begao to
shine. A fearless officer of the
law had struck a blow for Jus
tice that marked tbe beginning of a
new era of national life. Slowly but
sorely the prices of stocks began to
nnt.
Incidentally a corner In wheat was
suddenly developed, and the price of
bread rose 20 per cent Bivens was
tumid to be the mysterious power be
hind the deal, and before the old
timers In the wheat pit could marshal
their forces to crush him he closed out
his holdings at a profit of fire millions.
The little financier awoke next morn
frg to find himself the most famous
muo in America. Ills picture now ap
peared everywhere and all sorts of
writers began to weave marvelous sto
ries of his achievements.
Nan was insisting again that he make
Stiart an offer to become his associate
1b business.
"I'm sure he will consider your offer
now."
Bivens looked at her a moment curi
ously and she turned ber eyes away.
"Why do you think he has changed
his attitude toward me?"
"From something be said. That mob
has written a question mark before bis
life."
"By George!" be exclaimed, his black
eyes sparkling. "It may be possible."
"You'll try?" Nan asked eagerly.
. "I'll not try-Mi do it.
"I've an enemy somewhere among
tbe fallen," Blvens went on musingly,
"who Is dying hard, in spite of the
fact that I have unlimited resources,
thin man is constantly circulating re
ports about the soundness of my
bounces. lie uses tbe telephone
principally and he has started two
mi: on my bank within the past
manth. Another la pending. I'm go
ing to ask Jim to preside over an in
vestigation of my resources In tbe
presence of a dozen newspaper re
porters." Nan stooped and kissed him.
Then Stuart reached Hlvens' new
offi ces In Wall street be was amazed
at tbetr size and magnificence. Tbe
first impression was one of dazzling
splendor. Tbe huge reception ball was
trimmed from floor to dome In onyx
and gold.
Stuart nodded to a group of reporters
waiting for the chance of a word with
the great man. "Looks like a full
house, doesn't it?" be said.
'They've been here for hours." said
a reporter. "There are a senator, three
members of the housa of representa
tives, an ambassador, the governor of
a Chinese province, a Japanese prince
and a dozen big politicians from as
mauy states, to say nothing of tbe
small fry."
"Well, I have an appointment with
Mr. Bivens at this hour."
"Ueally!" the reporter gasped. "Then
for heaven's sake give me a chance at
yon five minutes before tbe other fel
lows. Remember now. I saw you
first!"
lie was still pleading wheu Stuart
smilingly drew away and followed one
of P.lvens' secretaries.
Rivens came forward to greet blm
with outstretched hands.
"I needn't say I am glnd to see you.
Jim. How do you like my new quar-.
ters?"
"Absolutely stunning. 1 had no idea
you cultivated such ceremonial splen
dors In your business." .
"Yes. I like it." the financier ndtult
ted thoughtfully. "I don't mind con
fesKing to yon on the sly that it wn
Nan's Idea ot first, but I took i It like
a duck to water "
In spite of Stuart's contempt for the
mere possession of money, in spite of
his traditional contempt for Blvens' an
tecedents, character and business meth
ods, he found himself unconsciously
paying homage to the power the little,
dark, swarthy figure today incarnated.
Bivens had become more .difficult of
approach and carried himself with
quiet, conscious pride.
Stuart was scarcely prepared for tbe
hearty, old fashioned cordial way in
which be went about the business for
which he bad asked blm to come.
"Now, Jim, this Is your day; those
fellows out there In the reception hall
can wait You and 1 must have the
thing out-man to man. heart to heart.
You can talk plainly and I'll answer
squarely.
"I've got a proposition to make to
you, mo big you've got to hear it, so big
you can't get away from it, because
you'rgjiQt a.fool. You're a man of gen
Thomas Dixon
ius. There lso heighTTo"'ririch"''you
cannot climb when once your feet are
on the ladder. And I'm going to put
them tber"
Tbe assurance In Blvens' voice and
tbe contagious enthusiasm with whicb
he spoke Impressed Stuart
Bivens was quick to recognize it and
strike at once.
"Before 1 present my plans 1 want
to show you that I can make good my
word. 1 have caused these reporters to
be sent here today for the purpose ot
giving tbe widest publicity to tbe facts
about my fortune. Another run has
been planned tomorrow on one of my
banks. I have placed my money and
securities In the next room, so arranged
that you can verify my statements, and
at tbe proper moment I shall ask these
reporters Into tbe place and let them
see with their own eyes. There can be
no more rumors In Wall street about
my financial status. Come In here,"
Bivens led the way Into the room
beyond, which was the meeting place
of the directors of bis many corpora
tions. Stuart had scarcely passed tbe door
when be stopped, struck dumb with
amazement In tbe center of tbe great
office was a sight that held him spell
bound. An Immense vermilion wood
table, six feet wide and fifty feet in
length filled the center. On It the wiz
ard bad placed bis fortune of ninety
millions of dollars. Twenty millions
were In gold. Its heavy weight sustain
ed by extra stanchions. Tbe coin, ap
parently all new from tbe national
mint, was carefully arranged around
tbe edges of tbe table In a solid bul
wark two feet high.
Behind this gleaming yellow pile of
gold be bad placed bis stocks and
bonds eacb pile showing on Its top
layer the rich green, gold or purple
colors of Its Issue, each pile marked
with a tag which showed Its total
amount The effect was stunning
Blvens approached the table softly
and reverently, us a priest approaches
the high altar, and touched the gold
with the tips of his slender little
fingers.
"I've us4 begun"
"You've Just begun?" Stuart Inter
rnpted laughingly.
"Yes, you'll understand what I mean
before I've finished the day's work."
"But why?" the young lawyer asked
passionately. "Such a purpose seems
On It tha Wizard Had Placed Hia For
tune of Ninety Million.
to me In view of this stunning revela
tion tbe sheerest Insanity. Life, the
one priceless thing we possess, Is too
short I can see you shoveling coal
through all eternity"
"But I happen to be going to the
other place," Blvens broke In good na
tu redly.
Stuart looked at tbe pile of gold a
moment and then at Blvens and said
lowly:
"Well. If you do get there, Cal,
there's one thing certain, the angels
will all have to sleep with their pocket
books under their pillows."
Blvens' eyes sparkled and a smile
played about tlio hard lines of his
mouth. In spite of Its doubtful na
ture he enjoyed the tribute to his
financial, genius beneath the hunter of
his friVuTtf juke With a gesture of
conscious dignity he turned to the
table and quietly said:
"Yon will find it (Ms tulile exactly
$!X).i0.ooo Within an hour you can
eiainine p.-u'h division of roin. stivks
ami bond yml I war witness to the
truth of my assertions. I'm going to
close that ilwr and leave you here for
to hour."
"Alone with all that?"
"Oh. there's only one way out." Blv
ens lauched-"throuch my little recep
tlou ivom, and I'll tie there I'll meet
some ot the gentlemen who are wait
lng. When you are satisfied of the ac
curacy of my account Just tap on my
door and I'll Joiu you immediately. Do
tbe inspection carefully. It's of grave
importance. 1 shall call on you as a
witness by and by before that group
of newspaper men."
When Stuart bad satisfied himself of
the, accuracy of the count be stood
gazing at tbe queer looking piles of
yellow metal and richly tinted paper,
stunned by the attempt to realize tbe
enormous power over men which It
represented. When the huge pile
should thrill with life at the touch of
the deft fingers of the master who
could grasp its stunning force In hu
man affairs, who could tell iu possi
bilities? The age of materialism bad dawned,
and the new age knew but one god,,
whose temple was the market place.
A wave of bitterness swept his spirit
and for the first time be questioned for
tbe briefest moment whether be bad
missed the way in life. Onij for a
moment and then the feeling passed,
and in Its place slowly rose a sense of
angry resentment against Wvens and
all bis tribe. When the little swarthy
figure suddenly appeared In tbe door
way bis soul was in arms for tbe
struggle be knew coming.
"Well, you found I've not made a
mistake?"
"No. To put It mildly, you will not
be forced to apply to the charity bu
reau for any outside help this year."
"You have counted $00,000,000 there
As 1 told you awhile ago. I've Just be
gun. I've schemes on foot that circle
the globe. I've made up my mind to
have you with me. We won't discuss
terms now that's a mere detail the
thing la for us to get at the differences
between us. Now say tbe meanest and
hardest things you can think. I under
stand."
"My opinion. Cal. of your business
methods are known to every one. They
say that the warriors of the Dakota
Indians used to eat the heart of a
fallen foe to Increase their courage
Your business methods haven't made
much progress beyond this stage, so far
as 1 can see."
Blvens stroked bis silken benrd wttb
a nervous, puzzled movement and said-
"The passion for money, money for
Its own sake, right or wrong. Is the
motive power of the modem world
Thot's why I laugh at my critics and
sneer at threats. I am secure because
I've built my career on the biggest fact
of the century."
"But." Stuart brpke In. "you don't
live. You are engaged In an endless
light, desperate, cruel, mercenary for
what?"
"The game. man. the game!"
"(Same? What came? To crush and
kill for the mere Hake of doinc it, as a
sheep killing dog strangles fifty lambs
In a night for the fun of liptirliM them
bleat V"
"But. Jim." the little financier pn
tested. "I don't make men as they are,
uor did I make conditions."
"You are a wrecker and not a
builder."
"But Is that true?" Blvens Inter
rupted eagerly. "I'm organizing the
Industries of the world. 1 have
furthered the progress of humanity."
"Yes, in a way you have. And If
the price of goods continues to rise
for another ten years as It has during
the past ten under your organizing the
human race will be compelled to make
still further progress. They will have
to move to another planet. Nobody
but a millionaire can live on this ono.
A day of reckoning Is bound to come.
But a millionaire dies every day. No
body knows. Nobody cares. Is such
a life at its best worth living? And
yours is never ot Its best You con't
ent much. You don't sleep well and
you can't live beyond fifty-five."
"Don't talk nonsense. Jim; I'll live
as long as you."
"And yet you turn pale when I speak
of death "
Blvens suddenly drew his watch and
spoke with quick, nervous energy:
"I must call those reporters and get
ri'l of them as soon as possible."
lie gave the order, and in a few
moments wo iked back Into the room
followed by the newspaper men.
half dozen young fellows with clean
cut eager faces. Not one of them
showed n pencil or a note book, but
not n feature of the startling exhlbl
tlon escaped tbelr Intelligence. Kvery
eye flashed with piercing light, every
nerve quivered with sensitive Impres
sions.
They looked at Blvens with peculiar
awe. Stuart noted with' a smile that
not one of them spoke loudly In the
presence of ninety millions of dollars.
When Blvens led them out at last
and returned to the room, be was in
high spirits.
"Now. Jim," he began hastily, "If
you have said all the bad things you
can possibly think about me. we'll
get down to business and I'll present
the big proposition you can't resist"
(To I3o Continued.)
A healthy man is a king in his
own right; an unhealthy man an
unhappy slave. For impure blood
and sluggish liver, use Burdock
Blood Bitters. On the market 35
years. $1.00 a bottle.
Local News
b'rom Wcim-siiuys I'ally.
Mrs. W. ;. Brooks was a pa
si'Iiiut llii- afternoon for Omaha,
whore she visited lor a few
hours v ith friends.
Mrs. ("art Kopisehka was a pas.
sender I his afternoon on 'o. 23
for Omaha to look after business
matters for a few hours.
Mis Margaret Bonner of Cen
tral City arrived in this city yes
terday to take a series of chirop
ractic treatments of lr. Bacli-
niann.
Attorney C. A. Haw Is w as a
passenger tins morning on No. 15
for Omaha, whore lie will look af
ter business matters for a few
hours.
John Hadraoa departed this
afternoon for Madison, Neb.,
where he was called to look after
some business matters for a few
days.
Mrs. C. L. Bulger returned to
ier home at Omaha this after
noon, after a short visit here with
her parents, V. V. Leonard and
wife.
Glen Perry and daughter came
up this morning from their home
near Mynard and wore passeng-
rs on the early Burlington train
for Omaha.
Accidents will happen, but the
best regulated families keep Br.
Thomas' Eclectic Oil for such
emergencies. Two sizes. 25c and
50c. at all stores.
Henry Outhman and wife and
hild, and Charles Outhman came
in this afternoon from Murdock
for a short visit at the F. It.
Outhman home.
George II. Woods of Louisville
w as in I lie city today attending to
iiisiness matters at the court
house, as well as visiting with
lis many friends.
George M. Ilild drove up this
anernoon irom ins Home near
Mynard and departed on the aft
ernoon train for Omaha to se
cure repairs for some machinery.
O. H. Hist was attending to
some business matters in this city
yesterday and called at this otllco
for the purpose of having his
name placed on our Semi-Weekly
list.
"Suffered day and night the
torment of itching piles. Nothing
helped me until I used Doan's
Ointment. The result was last.
ing." Hon. John It. Garrett,
Mayor, Girard, Ala.
C. F. Weber came in last even
ing and visited with his wife and
little daughter here over night
and departed on the early train
for Omaha to look afler business
matters for the day.
Mrs. Lewis II. Glen nnd lillle
son of Morrill, Neb., who have
been here for several days visit
ing her husband's parents, T. W.
Glenn and wife, departed this
afternoon for her home.
Miss Marguerite Shull return
od yesterday from Lincoln, where
sire had been visiting for severa
weeks with relatives and friends
and returns to make a visit here
with the family of her uncle
James Robertson.
George W. Shrader, from near
Union, and Homer Shrader, from
near Murray, drove up this morn
ing from their homes and were
passengers on the early Burling
ton train for Omaha, to look af
ler business matters.
J. K. Meisinger of the vicinity
of Cedar Creek was a visitor in
this city yesterday, and while here
called at this olllce and renewed
the subscription of the paper go
ing to George Miller at Tntlle,
Oklahoma.
I. J. Becker and wife departed
this morning on No. 15 for Fair
bury, Neb., where they will visit
a few days before continuing on
their journey to California, where
they expects to make their future
home.
G. Pullon, who hao been slay
ing at the home of Robert Good
near Murray, came up this morn
ing from that place and departed
on No. G for Corning, Iowa, for a
short visit.
C. L. Wiles and Roy O. Cole
from near Mynard, drove up from
their homes this morning and
were passengers on No. 15 for
Omaha to look after somo mat
ters of business.
C. A. Gauer, wife and daughter
and their guest, Charles Cost of
Bellevue, accompanied by Mrs.
William Stewart, wcro passengers
this morning on No. 15 for Oma
ha, where they visited for tho day.
Mrs. Agnes Chapman and
daughter, Miss Helen, wero pas
sengers this omrning on the early
Burlington train for Omaha to
look after some matters of busi
noss.
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CHUTZELL, 119 W.Main St.FtWa7ns.Ind
From Tuesdays Dally.
Jay Matson, wife and children
returned .this afternoon from
Omaha, where they were visiting
for a short time.
Rev. Allan O. Wilson departed
this afternoon for tho western
part of the state, where he will
visit for a few days.
Lig Brown, the genial farmer
from Kenosha, was in the city to
day looking after some trading
with the merchants.
Br. A. L. Parks of Omaha was
in tho city today for a few hours
looking after business matters for
the Burlington Relief.
W. C. Hamilton departed this
morning on No. 4 for Red Oak,
Iowa, where he will visit with his
parents for a short lime.
T. M. Carter and wife departed
today for Blair, Neb., where they
were called to attend the funeral
of niece, which will occur lomor
row.
C. M. Read, residing south of
this city, was a passenger this
morning for Omaha, where he was
called to look nfter business mat
ters.
II. M. Soennichsen departed this
afternoon for Omaha, where he
was called to look after business
matters wilh the wholesale
houses.
James Holmes and wife of Mur
ray motored up yesterday from
their home and looked after some
business matters here for a few
hours.
Gus l'ein of Pender, Neb., is in
tho city visiting with his family
for a few days. Gus is looking
tine and greally enjoys his posi
lion in that city.
Miss Margaret Kennedy depart
ed this morning for Havelock
where she will resume her studies
in school, after a short visit with
her father, James Kennedy.
Robert Mierwood, sr., was a
passenger on No. 211 yesterday af.
ternoon for Lincoln, where he wil
meet his son, George, and visit
with him for a few hours.
W. H. Miller and wifo departei
yesterday afternoon for Memphis
Net)., whore they will assist in
celebrating the birthday of a
brother-in-law of Mr. Miller's.
Mrs. James Ilolmrako of Hem
ingford, Nebraska, who has been
here visiting her sister, Mrs
Henry J. Schluntz and family, de
parted yesterday afternoon for he
home.
Miss Lena Kearn, who has bee
here visiting her father, Andy
Kearn, for several months, de
parted this morning for Kearney
Neb., to visit her mother for
I ime.
Bennett Criswisser and wife
were passengers this morning on
No. 0 for Glenwood, where tin
will attend the funeral of II. I
Merrill, an old friend of the Cris
wisser family.
Mrs. Mary Bolt of Plainview
Neb., who has been here visit in
her parents, Adam Kurt and wife
departed this afternoon for Oma
ha, where she will visit, wil
friends for a few days before re
turning home.
John P. Wiseman and son of
Oconta, Neb., came in Monday
morning lo visit for a short lime
at the home of II. T. Ballon and
family. Yesterday they drove out
to the beautiful country home of
John F. Wehrbein and wife.
James Leacn or Illinois and
Mrs. C. L. Mitchell, who have
been here visiting at tho homo of
Alvin Ramgo and wife, deported
this afternoon for Lincoln, where
Mrs. Leach will visit with Mrs.
Mitchell and family.
Final settlement was held this
morning before Judge Beeson in
tho county court in tho J. F.
Schumaker estate, from near Ne
hawka, and tho administrator's
aceounls examined and ho was
discharged from his duties.
1). Moon? was a passenger this
morning for M yinore, where he
ill visit for a short time.
K. H. Shoemaker of Nehawka
as in the city yesterdav for a
few hours attending' to some mat
ters of business.
Miss Beth Jackson was a pas-
enger on the afternoon Burling- .
ton train today for Omaha, where
ho will isil her parents for a
few hours.
W. B. Rishel was a passenger
for Omaha yesterday afternoon,
where lie wont to look after busi
ness matters for the Woodmen of
the World.
Miss Margaret Hallahan and
niece, Miss Margaret Hallahan, of
pringfleld, Massachusetts, who is
ere visiting her, were passengers
thjs morning for Omaha, whero
they visited for the day.
Joe Beeson departed this after
noon for Hilldale, Michigan, whero
10 will enter tho employ of tho
Almo Engino company. Mr. Bee
son is a very bright young man
and will undoubtedly make a
splendid success in his new posi
tion.
Frank E. Schlater, Emil Walt
ers and John Nemetz were pas
sengers yesterday afternoon on
the Missouri Pacific for Omaha,
where they attended the big Red
Men's meeting that is being held
in that city.
Mrs. Katie Wilson, who has
been employed for several weeks
in the restaurant of William Bar
clay, departed yesterday after
noon for Lincoln, whero she will
make her home.
PIANO BARGAIN I have a
splendid piano which I wish to
sell to someone in the vicinity of
lattsmouth. It is a big bargain
for someone. Terms, cither cash
or easy payments, as low as five
dolfars per month. Address E. M.
Wallace, caro Smith & Barne3
Piano Co., Chicago, HI.
1.20-wkly-tf
THE KNIGHTS OF ST. ANDREW
MEET AT THE THOMAS HE
From Wednegday's Dally.
The Knights of St. Andrew, a
boys' organization of St. Luke's
church, met Monday evening at
I mo homo of Karl and Georgia
Thomas, on Sixth street. Tho
boys, after tho regular business
session of the club, enjoyed them
selves as only young lads can, In
panics and a general good time.
At an appropriate hour sonic very
delicious refreshments were
served, which added greatly to the
enjoyment of tho occasion and
made tho boys wish for another
opportunity lo gather at tho
Thomas home to be entertained.
About twelve of the members wero
present to enjoy the occasion.
Early Chickens Still Come.
From Wednemlay'i Daily.
The entries for early hatches of
chickens has received another
boom today, Mrs. Hattie Cum-
mings bringing in a report that
she had a lino brood of chickens
hatched out by n hen ti week be
fore Christmas, and a week later
another hen came off wilh an
equally line assortment of little
chicks, and as the score stands,
Mrs. Ciimmings holds tho "cup"
for early hatching, but we await
with interest the reports from
the different chicken breeders in
this section, as the contest is
open to nil.
James Hlgley Getting Better.
1' nun Woilnenduy'8 Daily.
James Higley, who has been
conllned to his home for several
weeks by an attack of pneumonia,
is steadily improving and is now
able to sit up a lillo and it is now
only a question of a short time
until ho will Ik; able (0 be up and
around as usual. This will bo
most cheering news lo his-many
friends, who havo been very
anxious over his condition for the
past few weeks.
Has Toe Mashed.
Jim Sedlock, who is employed
in tho freight repair department
of tho Burlington shops, received
a very badly , mashed toe this
morning as a result of a timber
falling, upon it, but tho injury,
while quito painful, will not
cause him to loso much time from
his labors.
Six O'clock Dinner.
Mrs. L. B. Whito delightfully
entertained Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Baylor, Mrs. II. E. Lloyd, Miss
Frances Weidman, Messrs. Fritz
Frioko and Nelson Jean at an
elaborate 0 o'clock dinner at her
home last evening, the dinner be
ing served in six courses.