THE DAILY FREE PRESS "Mr. Fitzhugh.v'he began, appnrent- . ly absorbed In the study of his finger-. .nails. "I, er—a funny thing happened 'while you were away. A .few days after yon left I,wanted to send you <» Trire. and as I didn't know your New 'York address..I looked you up In the New York directory. I also looked you up'In the New York Blue Book and In the New Sork Social Register and In the New York Business Directory." "Well?" said Fitzhugh quietly. ""Well, the fact Is, I-couldn't find yon.. I tried all the Fitzhughs. from Aaron to Zlzah, but to no purpose. None of them knew you; none of them had ever heard of you. - It's a little singular, Isn't It?" Fitzhugh looked down at him from .his superior height- He was smiling engagingly. His eyes were as ingenuous as a child's. "I hayen't any people In New STork, Hunt. 1 don't know a seal in the town." "What! Why, then—by George, I .bet you're all bluff 1 I thought so. Xon're not rich?" "Rich.?'.' Fitzhugh laughed. "All I've got in the world is this check and a thousand or so on deposit" • Hunt gaped at him dumbly. Although his worst suspicion had been verified, he was none the less astounded. He coulrt. not reconcile himself to the staggering fact. Til stop payment on that check! Til—"... "No, you won't : Hunt Yon could never prove that you're right and I wong-^never. There was only an oral agreement you know. Besides, I tare you my check for twenty thou- send when we planned the deal. I T>ave the vou«her in my pocket now. Care to see it? No? All right But you see, of course, there's no chance •for you. We- were' partners, as .my voucher shows—and you know the law. I'd thought of all of these little things long ago, Hunt" f . Hunt doubled his fists and glared at. Fitzhugh. Yet 5Tin in that angry moment, he could not but admire the •shrewdness of the man. Fitzhugh leaned across the table, his face grown suddenly very earnest. "If sou want to get rich—immensely .rich —you'll hold on to me. I shan't forget whqt you've done for me In a hurry, and some day I'm going to be able to repay you a hundred times over. About a year ago on a capital of one dollar, given to me, I made a turning- point in my life. Today I am worth, roughly, one hundred thousand dollars. Some years from today I wi'I be worth millions. It is coming as sure as fate. What are.you going to do. Hunt? Are pou going to stand by me, "or are you going to break with me? Give me your I answer now—this minute." I Hunt did not meet the speaker's ) .eyes, but looked away, his gaze wan- t . derlng about the glittering grill. Then, as the needle is drawn by the magnet, he turned back and looked Into the powerful^young face opposite. And— Who shall say?—perhaps, by some flash of prescience, he saw Fitzhugh • not ad he was then, but as he would be to after years,, .a .juggler of millions. Perhaps he saw that here was a man Perhaps He Saw in That Momentary Flash Another of Those Men Who Have Made Chicago the Wonder City — the City of Purple Dreams. . was a born leader of men. Perhaps he saw in that momentary flash another of those men who .have made Chicago the Wonder City— the City j 'of Purple Dreams — another of those | •who, rising from the depths of obscurity. have amassed fortunes, achieved I power, beside which the most extravagant fiction appears puerile. He thrust, his hand across the table. "I'm with you, Dan," he said. .It"was In the following December,. .during!; -the height of the Christmas .-holidays; '-that .Fitzhugh was intro- "duced to Ss.mlnsti3p-O.tt8. This day 1 was a notable "one -for renewing casual acquaintances. The past year, although It had added not a :little to tils capital, had failed'to carry Fitzhugh as high as he had intended it should. He 'had suffered many rererses, tor his reckless habit of plrnging often carried him backwart-as well as forward. But these setbacks, if keenly disappointing, were not discouraging, nor were they unprofitable. He learned' by .each of them,'using them as stepping ston.es. He never made the same mistake twice. Attired faultlessly, a ci^ar between his teeth, a malacca stick under his ana, he was standing in the rotunda of the Board of Trade that December morning, reading telegrams just handed to. him, when Otis entered, accom- >anied by three or four men, among whom wns Hunt. Otis had glnnc-efl several times at the striking, hliick- bearded'man standing_n short distance away absorbed in opening and 1 scan r ning the yellow telegrams, before .be asked: "Who Is that fellow? Anyone you know?" He indicated Fitzhugh, and the others glanced In his direction. "The greatest financial genius," said Hunt "I've ever known." Otis looked again at Fltzhugh. who had finished his telegrams and was moving off. "Majestic looking devil." he observed. "Might make a flrst-class villain for a melodrama. I've.noticed him several times of late. 'I believe— suppose you call him over, Hunt? I think rd like to meet him." With glad acquiescence Hunt hurried after Fitzhugh and caught him excitedly, by the shoulder. "What do you think, Dan?" he cried joyously. Fitzhugh dropped his cane in mock excitation. "The Bank of England's failed 1" he gasped. "Otis wants to meet you I" "I knew that long ago. I was watching him from the corner of my eye." "He's taken a fancy to you. Otis Is the biggest man in Ln Salle street." Fitzhugh glanced at his watch. : "Bring him over," he said. "I can spare a couple of minutes." "Bring him over? Bring him to you ?" "By all means." Such staggering Indifference Hunt could not understand. "Well, I'll be " "Don't do it, Hunt. My time's very precious this morning." Otis received the mandate with mingled astonishment and .admiration. Then he smiled and did as he was told. While Fitzhugh looked down into Otis' steel-gray eyes, shaking the lean hand and exchanging perfunctory words of pleasure, he thought of that other time, less than two years ago, when he had faced this man, had threatened his life, had forced him to sign a check for ten thousand dollars. Less than two years—but hovi much had happened since! The Introduction led to a dinner Invitation for | that .evening. "We dine at eight" .were Otis' parting words. While Fitzhugh entered his broker's office a minute or two later his mind dwelt not upon the/wheat deal he had on hand, not upon the whirligig of Fate, nor yet upon the man whom he had just left, He was thinking solely of Kathleen-Otis. He dressed with such extraordinary care that Haki despaired of ever pleasing him. Yet It was scarcely seven when, at last satisfied that his appearance could not be improved upon, he swung out of the marble entrance of the apartment building and walked, up the drive toward Otis' home, a quarter of a mile-away. The same stout butler whom he had once roughly treated met him nt the door. Otis received him in the library. In a little while dinner was announced, and host and guest repaired to the spacious dining room, furnished in the style of the Elizabethan period, and dined—alone. A black pall enveloped Fitzhugh. All his sparkle and snap vanished. He could not, or would not conceal his chagrin, admirable actor though he was. Not until dessert was over, did Otis reveal the basis of his hospitality. "I had a purpose in meeting you today, Mr. Fitzlragh, as I had in inviting you here tonight" "I had surmised as much." •(To be continued.) , - ..&•: GEORGE FI of "At HAIR. Hair la a material used. 1 by the •Great Architect to thatch the-human ,dome.of thought. It comes, late and leaves'early, like a-fashionable guest and does';no work while it remains Nevertheless, it is. greatly .beloved; .and there is no sadder sight ^than that of a man of fifty bidding goodbye to his hair. • .,•••• Women, wear their hair as long as possible,• .and''do "it up in a great variety of "rolls;" coils,' loops,'•'• DraHs, puffs;' 1 , waves, 'waterfalls, explosions, cascades, turrets, colonnades, wings, apses, and flying buttresses. Men also wear their hair aa long-as possible, which .accounts' for "the great) prosperity of hair tonic manufac? turers. ; . Hair comes in a great many col* OTSS including black, r brown, yellow* grey, auburn, -.Titian, . blonde* and. bronze.. Some very frank people also have.j-ed, hair.. Red hair, is noted because of the prominencewith which. it stands out "on 'the landscape, arid the inflammability which', it'is supposed to impart to the disposition. Red-haired men are , usually good fighters.'but this ie because they had plenty of practice in their-youth. Hair is affixed to. the scalp in £ careless and ineffectual manner, particularly in the case of man, and after adhering to its owner for a few decades, it usually begins to lose its grip. This causes baldness, which is sadly alluded to as a sign of wisdom by a great many men, whose-Jfore- heads sweep majestically back to • • their collars. As a rule, the halr're- i treats -in an .orderly and dignified I manner, but occasionally it plays a iastardly trick by retiring from the sides, leaving: a Bniall. anil lonesome oasis of hair in the middle of a vast and shining desert. ... : •' , ; Hair .is reduced to order by meansi of a brush and a. comb, iby means of which a neat furrow, called a "part''; can be made. Formerly the hair was' parted In the middle, like tbe-Bqpnb- Sloan's,. Liniment, .kept handy, ', takes; the Cgh'fcout of them S LOSHING around lin the wet and .then— ;the". dreaded . rheumatic ; ... , J(1 twini?e! , But not. .for long when 'Sloan's Liniment is Kept handy. ^Pains,. 'strains, .'Bprainai—. how soon* -. nun oiuTiamujrririeijo. .venetraies, vtu/ioul . [r uManf. f and , help* .,driye 'era awayl , .And,_how'cleanly,' too'—no'mu'ss,.no" 1 ;bother; • no 'itained • skin-' r br d'o^gid' ; i'pore». i Muscle* limber up, lumbago, i<XJ&£ a j-; n S u , ra '?i? «e;.prompjtly,re^ wnrea. Keep » bottle:handy all the 'tinier Get one today if you've run out of Sloanft Liniment. ;.-.'.;;. 5^^ -, ,->; • ',. Gooil \figTiters Hecmise they Jiad j>rae? 'tice in their youth. lican party, but men whose heads are heavy enough to retail'their balance under the strain, now wear the part on one side. Hair is harvested onca a month by a barber, who will also wash, singe, massage, oil, grease, and electrify it' unless the owner: watches him carefully. In. its old ' age, hair becomes -white and beautiful - 259 The. Mistake Is Made, by Many Car-' bondale Citizens. EX-KAISER NEAR COLLAPSE In State of Semi-Prostration Due to Agony Over Prospects of Trial. The Hague, Jan. 15.—Exr-Kaiser Wilhelm is in n stnte of spml-prostrn- tion due to the agony and terror with •which he viewed the growing determination of the allied -statesmen to hale him. before an international tribunal. According to a* diplomat who talked with an officer of the er- kaiser's suite during the past week, .the former monarch keeps a score of couriers traveling night and clay between Berlin find Amerogen , bearing the latest news from Paris. Tim ex-kalser lias .given instructions Don'i Borrow Your Neighbor's Paper. Ity Worth the Price io Get It Freeh From the Presa that couriers .and diplomats "in "pbs-. session of tlie lightest details concerning this obsession be admitted to personal audiences immediately at" any hour of the day or night. 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