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THE DAILY FREE PRESS ' But "how different the realization! None of those who clamored about Mm, chafing him, seeking to take ad- Tantnge of what seemed to 'them a mental aberration, knew he was Being tortured by a ghost.'-The ghost of a •woman of raven hair and olive skin *nd sad, accusing eyes - that ever reproached .him, that ever seemed to Bay: > "You " : were cruel, Daniel—always- cruel." They did not know "that when often he gesticulated to no end, •r-fhat-when he thundered his loudest *nd appeared most abandoned to'-"the feverish excitement of the pit, the up- braldings of the ghost were cutting him to the quick, were' lashing him the hardest. As the days passed Fitzhugh's passion for "showing off" Increased amazingly. Ever prolific with freaks of act- Ing, he kept his associates on tenterhooks of cnrbsity. None could imagine what he would do nest. • He always did the unexpected. Nothing was too fantastical. Once during a Saturday noonhour he started a furore in the rotunda of the board of trade by .striding through the crowd playing boisterously on a mouth-organ, while round him capered several monkeys, borrowed from some Forquer street Italians; anon at a dinner in his apartment , one evening he received his guests in war paint and feathers and the full regalia of an Indian chief tain." Yet those who knew him Intimately —as Hunt and two or three others— •were not long In noticing a change had come over;him. When he thought he •was unobserved he was given to long periods of brooding, and, as they right- •ly-supposedrall his blzarrerie was not the' real Fitzhugh, but only a mask, all his theatrical excitement not genuine, but only a cloak for an Inner unhappiness. .It. was during one of these dark periods that he stole secretly away— not even Hunt knew of his whereabouts—and for nearly a week was unseen in Chicago. The day he returned lie went to his safety deposit vault and locked therein a packet of papers. These papers, obtained at great price and 'with commensurate difficulty, were the deeds to the Fitzrandolph home•stead in Maryland. .' . . And still he was not happy. Still there remained the void, the dull gap he could not fill. Time and again during his first year .of grief Fitzhugh had endeavored, '-with characteristic audacity, to see Kathleen, but always substantially in vain. He had followed her to Newport, whence she flew with her mother after the rupture, found she had sailed the day before for Switzerland, had taken the nest steamer, only to miss her again, and for three months had played battledore-and-shuttlecock with two defenseless women over the major part of the continent, often staying in the same hotel, yet never catching more than a fleeting glimpse of the one he loved. ' ) All efforts at communication were likewise fruitless. His letters were returned unopened. His gifts, too. When they returned home In the autumn he aiad ordered a box of violets delivered •to Kathleen every morning. The florist-was-an honest man, and. at the jnocth's'-.endr he-;had 'Tendered a bill only for'carriage- .But Fitzhugh died hard. For three -years he never gave up-trying. Then .the. last gleam of hope'fllckered out She was abroad most of the time now, returning to' Chicago only at rare Intervals, and then 'but f or a-brief stay. He heard that Artie Sparkle was often -with her, and sometimes at the club there were rumors of— But he laughed loudly at these. He refused to listen. The idea was "preposterous—absurd. Yet it was nevertheless true that this gossip of Kathleen's engagement to Artie Immediately preceded some extraordinary performance that 'kept the name of Fitzhugh, on the lips of thousands for •weeks afterward. As another man •would have turned to drink, so be turned to stagey extravagance. Un- conventionallty was his dissipation, and in his own way he became intoxicated. Some four years after that day In June—four years in which he had seen Kathleen less than a score of times and had spoken to her less than thrice —Fitzbugh laid the foundation of the - throne upon which he was to reign for a brief but blazing period as King ot Wheat These four years had bred an unwholesome change in the man. The amassing of gold had become his religion. Its virus htid entered his soul. He allowed nothing to stand between, crushing all opposition with an iron hand. Everything was subservient to but one end, and that end was Money. .All his faculties, all his tireless energy and zeal and ambition were concentrated upon it Waking or asleep, the thought of It was always uppermost. Sunt, In the erratic meanwhile; had courageously piloted the deserted ship, .knowing.;.its rightful captain would .»Raln take the helm When "he came to ' SAYS EUROPE CANT PAY U.S. Mark 0. Prentiss, Financial Expert, Predicts Repudiation ' of Debts. MRS. MOS POINDEXTER WORLD SITTING ON VOLCANO ^lilie 1uTl~con2dence .0"? his chief. He'was one of the very few who knew Fitzhugh's real name and family history; 1 ..,-.<At Irregularly recurring periods Fitzhugh entereS the'wheat pit, and! while these Instances were generally emblazoned with a burst of histrionics, he was never for a second blinded by the glare. When he'seemed most •ebullient he was really most cool-headed. He fooled the pit.traders. They could" neverji^te penetrate, his "bluff: lng.""~:'TKey : percelyed -his r propensity for posing, anaoriade'' the mistake of thlnklngi.him too self-centered to be alive to his surroundings.' While tliey were pitying him for his rawness, Ms crudities, and confidently expecting his downfall, he would astonish them by executing some brilliant coup that suggested deep-laid plans as splendid as his daring. When in the conflict of the pit every fiber of his being was quiveringly alert. Seemingly absorbed in thinking of himself and the effect of his postures, he was searching his opponents' faces for the slightest trace of meaning. Not a tremor of that higgledy- piggledy turmoil escaped him. Ear and eye were quick to grasp every variation. He was instantly 'alive to every trick, every subterfuge.. He was swift to seize upon the merest opening, swift to attack the first unprotected spot He' was the shrewdest of them all, and he played a game none could understand. Outwardly, the greenest of bunglers at It, secretively he maneuvered with a master hand. It was in the winter of this year that Fitzhugh went deepest into" the wheat pit He plunged in farther and farther, and with such apparent recklessness that many times Hunt held back, counseling' a slower and more cautious gait. But the leader was ob- i durate. He would listen to no advice. I He rushed yet deeper Into the pit, dragging his hesitating follower with him. Ensued long months of.doubt nnd uncertainty—months that ground down the nerve of one and tried the mettle of the other. There were times when it seemed they would be wiped out utterly. Their combined fortunes' were tied up in the deal to the last cent. All hung in the balance. It wns the biggest thing Fitzhugh ever engineered. If It went the wrong way , they would be crushed under it and < obliterated. • The crisis was reached the following summer. They met afterwards in a cnfe. Hunt was haggard, unkempt. He had fallen off in weight. :md his sunken, face,, bloodshot eyes, trembling fingers, were sign's of the terrific strain he had undergone. Fitzhugh, in marked contrast, never' appeared more fresh.or more self-contained. They had ordered champagne, and when they clinked their glasses he smiled reassuringly. at his white-faced com- ponton. It was only the bare flicker of a smile that vanished as suddenly as it came. Fitzhugh -did not often smile in those days. . . "How much did you say we ,had netted, Hunt? Tell me again. It's music to my ear." .-. -... . "Three millions and over, 'Dad. Three milions and over. -Dim—" Hunt 'leaned impulsively across the.table, seized his friend's band, wrung it with fervor—' "Dan. if ever I try to advise you again,- I—Dan. I'll never try to hold you back again as long as I live!" CHAPTER XIII. Selling his long line of spring and summer-wheat. Fitzhugh bought three million bushels of the September option. He \va<= now .become kiimvn as the greatest of the bulls. .-Every big Iniying order'was'"l«id to him.''His. sippi'iirnncus in the pit grew mure Infrequent. He distributed his ,i-om- I among six 01- .seven dilTei-ent brokers. Crops were universally .had. The United States h'ncl- not yi;i felt, the European demand.' hut it would { come soon, niul he knew it would be heavy. He knew wheitr. \vuuld rise still'higher. :ind he gradually increased his holdings In September to six million bushels. Then came the cry from Europe:—an insistent cry—the cry for 'bread. He received a code-cable .from his apent In Liverpool: "Can negotiate five mil- 1 lion wheat. Name price." He sold his six millions at aii • advance of twenty cents a bushel, and in .one vast swoop bought in eight million bushels of July. And Uunt BO far forgot his pledge as to remonstrate. "Aren't you forcing your lu<;k, Dan? It seems to ine—" (To be contlmnetf.) House Committee Gives Secretary Glass Authority to Negotiate Funding of; Demand' Loans Into Long-Term Obligations. Washington, .Tan. 24!—Owing the United States 518,000,000,000, .Europe is bankrupt nnd probably neyer.'-wlH pay. its debts, In tlie'opinion of Mark O. 'Pfentiss,' chairman of the board^of directors of the Bankers Foreign iSred- it clearing house/'j"-' •'• —•;••" n.'ii>:; MrJ'Prentiss, who is in Washington participating in conferences .on the foreign exchange situation, said -that he looks for the repudiation' by the allies of .their enormous financial obligations "as the only way out." "The world -is sitting on- a" volcano that" may start its eruption at any time with the result that the financial'! structure, of. the world, as we have | grown accustomed, to it, will be destroyed," said Mr. Prentiss. Convinced Allies Cannot Pay. It also became known that tlie house committee on'ways and means, after thoroughly canvassing tlie question of tlie payment of interest on the $10,000;000,000 iotmed to the allies"by tlie United Slates, lias given tacit approval of Secretary of the Treasury Glass' negotiations for the" funding of these demand loans into long-term obligations. The committee became convinced that the allies could not pay the interest of $500,000,000 a year, and concluded tbat the funding process combining interest with principal is "the only way out." Mr. Prentiss said foreign exchanges are likely to continue their decline until they reach the vanishing point, the money of many foreign countries becoming absolutely without value in international exchange, possibly within the next few weeks. ' "The nations of Europe," he said, "are novf trying to devise some form of promises to pay which partake of the character of receivership certificates. Few men have any hope that any pun of the international -debts will be paid" Uernmny is worth $50,000,000.000, Mr. 1'i-entiss estimated, and owes $55.000,000.000. Great Britain Tottering. I "We do not like to disclose Great Britain's plight," the banker continued. "F.ut here are the conditions: . "I-Jcfore the war Great Britain had 520.000,000.000 invested throughout the word. TIi is has been reduced 75 per cent by forced sales, shrinkage, destruction and other causes, leaving ? The income of Great Britain last year was 810,000,000 a day less than her national expenditures and il is estimated the discrepancy is greater today. To maintain tlie /pwiy loaf costs the British government ,'?5,000,000 a week, and this expense is' steadily increasing, Her interest ' charges are $1,840,000,000 against a pre-war interest cliarse of ?122.riOO.OOO. "The condition' of France is much worse, because France has not attempted to pay any appreciable part of its war debt by taxation. It expected to'pay the debt.out of big war indemnities from Germany, which, have disappeared into thin vapor, and through recovery of loans to. Russia, which no _one jjow wOmiS dsre can- New portrait ot Mrs.' Miles Polndex- ter, whose husband, Senator Poindexter of Washington, is a candidate for the presidential nomination. slCler assets. The .condition of. Italy: is deplorable." NUMBER OF WORKERS GROWS Ten of the Leading .Industries Report - Increase—Textile Line Pay Raised Most. Washington, Jan. 24.—Increases in the number of workers employed in ten of the thirteen leading industries are slwyn in figures made public by. the bureau of labor statistics. Comparing the figures of the same establishments for last'December with December, 1918, the largest increase, 26.9 per cent, appeared in the manufacturing industry. Tleven industries showed an increase in pay rolls; men's, ready-made clothing showing an increase of 9C.4 per cent and 1 the woolen Industry 53.7 per cent. Comparing December with November of last year there was ari increase in the number of workers In ten of the thirteen industries, the greatest -increase, 18.8 per cent, being in the iron and steel industry. VICTIMS RfiSClM) Kidney, liver, bladder and uric acid troubles are most dangerous because of. their insidious attacks. Heed the first warning they give that they need attention by talcing COLD MEDAL Th» world's suHdird irem»dy for":thea« disorders, will often ward off these dis- •ms«s and strengthen ..the. body against further attacks. Three sizes, all druggist!. Look far the urne Gold M~lal o. w-y be> • ud acuptve I'LL SAY SHE WILL By LILLIAN M. RICHARDS. RAIDS ORDERED BY CARRANZA Mexican, Prisoner's Confession States That a Federal Major Led Border Attacks. . 1; San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 2i—The or : . ganiy.ed and authorized character, of the border raids was further indicated In an attested confession of a Mexican prisoner, taken in 1915 and submitted to the senate subcommittee in 5 - vestigating the Mexican si tuation. . It was incorporated' in a report' of Capt. A. V. B. Anderson, then commanding Troop- A, Twelfth cavalry. The prisoner described the actions' of his organ l2;-.rlon on its movements toward Norias, Hidalgo county,': as more of a regular organized unit commanded by a major of the Carranza army.-. He sitid that after, the expedition had arrived at a point some distance north of the Rio Grande the major read his orders for the attack and assured them they had been' issued in accordance with President Carranza's instructions. "Before and After" in the Near East "BEFORE." "AFTER!" Changes Newberry Case Plea. Grand Ifapids. Mich., Jan. 14. j :oy Hunter, of Detroit, one of the 135 men. indicted on charges uf conspiracy in the election of Senator Tru-'i man H. Newberry, entered '* plea of' nolo -?oritendere In United States district cour.t. Hunter is .the seventh respondent to cnange his plea .to nolo 'toiftendcr'e. '•".'.•= ':. : - : .-i.' ' :-i\->. '-I..;.-:-_n.. xai '•'' From misery to comfort and self-respect in five days' time, simply through the magic of an American ten dollar bill, is a transformation tliat Is^being. wrought daily in \\ cistern Asia by the Near East Relief of 1 Madison Avenue; New York City. .The group of five Armenian children shown in two pictures '•' here have' reason to bless the American donor of that ten dollar bill. With this raoney, the expert workers of Near East Relief in Armenia to rid ,tlie poor children of their loathesome rags and to .clothe them with new garments of alaja cloth, woven 'in a Near East Relief Industrial plant and sewed into garments by the mother of the children. 'The mother was also paid a small fee for her services in making the garments. ' This was a lucky family. There are thousands of others not so lucky In the Near East, simply because of a. lack of other ten dollar bills..-. Near East Relief Is asking the American people to contribute funds, to-save the starving In the Bible lands. It is estimated that over 1,250,000! adults are in desperate need, and 250,000 children are orphans and must be ' cared for.' For the sum of $180 a year Near East Relief can not only feed": and clothe and shelter an orphan: child, but can also give a course in education towards ultimate self-support and independence. Many of these orphani'. are being "adoptPrt" by Americans, who are providing funds for, th* nvif ot one or more »ver a Riven period , . . ....,,; :., ','!- ..' '*. •'.. ' " (©. 1920. by McClure t^ewspaper. Syndicate.) "Oh!" cried' Nellie ; HarrJngton, stamping her foot. "I simply can't stand this humdrum existence .of cooking three meals a. day, washing dishes, sweeping floors and making beds .any longer. It's the same,, old thing over and over. Bow I hate it!" "There, there, dear," replied her husband in a soothing voice.. "You know we just can't afford a maid, so why not make the best of : It. I'm sorry I'm not wealthy,, but 1 do the .best I can." -. - • . .-. . • .•:» "Well," exclaimed NelUe .emphatic- 'ally, "I would rather work', in Burton's \dry goods storej-and pay a maid -out of my own salary, than do this torrid housework any-longer." . .„', A.i:..--. : "yery well,' little sweetheart," said Joe, with a peculiar smile. - " •would like to try it that 1 way-for awhile get-your position and I'll call 'at the employment -office for a maid." "At last," thought Nellie, "I'm- to f graduate from the k'ifchen." Early the next morning she secured a position at the store, and that same evening a rather plain dressed girl was shown to the maid's room to begin her duties In the morning. The nejct day as Nellie came down to breakfast in her tailor-made suit, ready for work, her smile changed to a frown, as she saw the maid in ,tbe daylight. Without her bat on she was beautiful, and Joe, w-ith his' sweetest smile and in a solicitous manner, .was, showing' her where the household utensils were concealed. "Good-by, dear," said he as Nellie was about to leave. "Now don't wor- 'ry about things at home, as I have a half an-hour yet in .which to acquaint ' Anette with the house." , •. Nellie's face lengthened, but she would not give in. Upon reaching the ,store she was assigned to a counter in the .middle of the building, under artificial' light all . day. At noontime," . after swallowing a cold lunch in the basement, she thought of her little sun- .parlor at. home, which was filled with cozy corners and beautiful plants. But just then she thought of the kitchen sink, and Joyfully went back to her counter. f On Tuesday and Saturday evenings In. th'i's town all the stores were open which meant that Nellie had to work. She noticed that on'these particular nights Anette always looked' her prettiest, while Joe wore a contented smile and seemed delighted with the situation.' All that evening Nellie worried over her predicament. She' had a pretty little home, and. even when doing her own work could go In the afternoon If she so pleased. "I was foolish," she .thought. "But how can I get out of It now, after.'Jb;elng"1Jie instigator of the...arrangement?" . ...Her..feet .were blistered from the long hours of un- accustpmed,.trudging up and down behind the counter, and her head ached from the' noise jand confusion. After standing it ; as ; long. ag':she:<;ould;::Nel- '•lle. went down to the washroom, and just cried her heart .out.- "Oh, dear," /she thought, "washing dishes would j;be heaven to this. <T didn't know when ' I-was well oil." On the plea of a headache she'was let.,go home an hour earlier than usual.. .- '•'"•, '•'•''When-.Nellie reached the house fs'he casually glanced into the windbwj' and .to her utter astonishment, there was her'husband nicely settled in his .easy chair, ..with x Anette sitting on- its arm, affectionately .running her fingers. .through his hair and singing to him in a soft, sweet voice. At first Nellie could have screamed and then she.wanted to cry. Finally she didn't know what to do, but do something, she must. No'wonder he liked the arrangement. Going in the back door she- called the girl to the kitchen. ' ' '.'"Anette," ' said she, tremblingly, "you may pack your things and leave here in'the morning."' - "Oh, Indeetl," replif-d n:e girl, flippantly. '. "Well, 1 . was hired by Mr; Harrington, • and I'M-not be 'fired by you." ' : For a minute Nellie was speechless, then she managed to weakly call her rhu'snand.' -' ?.V>"Let. Anette gij" said he, in a surprised voice. "Whj, certainly not. I never enjoyed this hou«e so much In •/my. life before; no jEussing, about the .work and plenty to eat. Besides she's -?a ; Very capable girl, -Of course, if;you' i«dr>n't'wish to work at the store that' iwill be all right, but. we will ..keep Anette rJUBt the same." Then^ patting ''"'' : "'" ""''"'"'' LAURA E. SWARTZ OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN Chronic Dvaeatea a Specialty J}fflce In L«ud«r-Nlche!« W. W. HAMILTON Coal and Ice MACKEY COAL OFFICE Phone 204 & BRADLEY Attorneys at Law -PhoiM_2S2.K Suit* 112-116, New, Hamilton Building DELIA CALDWELU M. D, • i: MoANALLY 211 W«M Main »ti*M Dflle* Hour*— * to iu -M.M.; * to 4 P.B, -- - ' -CARBONDALE CANDY Horn* Made Cahiflea 'arid lo* Telephone $44 Y ECONOMY COAL 1ARD ' J. B. WOOD* PKOf. Waah.d Nut, EM and Lump , i Phone 149 K. HENRY BAIN TRANSFER GET OUR PRICES' Phone 4*8 L ' H. O. HALL & GO. , ; COAL AND..P,OULTRY SUPRLIES: ' ' ' Phone233 : '' ;•:' •••••• W. A. BRANDON, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE AND THK. j :•, ".•?... EYE .-'-.'•• '•; ; Eye* Teated . Glaaaea "Utetf Virginia Bldg. e*rb<Md«M, III, DR. J.W. BARROW NEW HAMILTON BUILCINQ HMira t to 11 A. M. and 2 to • f. ..' PHONK tt ." F. L. LENGLE, M. D. Genera! Practice Special attention to Eye, Ear, art Throat QlaMra FltUd Phonet: Realdence 330-2, Office Virginia Bulldlna the girl on rhe shoulder, lie tolcf her to run ;ilong to. bed and not worry her pretty head about leaving. Nellie"felt humiliated aud hurt She was an outsider in liar own house, and to think she herself wns to blame. After spending a miserable night-she called Joe to her bedside. "Sweptheart," she begged, "plense let that girl go. I'm' so unhappy. Why. I can manage the- housework very nicely alone, and I'll never complain again, never." After seeing the swollen eyes aud ~tear-staiued face, Joe relented and explained: . . ''•-•'. "Very well, dear. Anette may go- home to her mother tomorrow if you wish, but the girl's 'only my Uttlfr niece, whom you had never met, and she came to help me out while you were working. But if yon'Il take car*, of the..,'ll send her. back." "Oh.r JJoe,V , .cried, JSeilie.,. shamefully, "ril .'say.I, will."... PENROSE TOLD TO QUIT WORK • ' ' • • . . ... •'.:'. ••" 1 .-.' .'.. '-. Physician Advises Leader of Did: Guard'Republicans to Seek :n i -Warmer, Climate. ... . -. Washington, Jan.' 24.—Senator Boies Penrose^of ^Pennsylvania has been ordered by. his "physician to seek a warmer climate, give up his work as a senate leader and drop his activities as the leader of the ^Republican old guard: •if he wishes to prolong his life. i Senator«Penrose has 'been ill for;, -some time and it has been found Jin- possible to improve his condition while he stays here in the midst of the country's political warfare., Buy a bott'.a of Sloan's Liniment and kec-p it handy for emergency I F I (inly Had., some'- Sloan's Lini- , ment!"- HO-.V; of ten -/you've said'! that' And then when 1 the rheu- • matic. twinge subsided — after hours,.' of suffering — : _you forgot it!.-. Don't do- it again—get a bottle today for.possible • use tonight,^ A sudden attack'may come- on — sciatica^ lumbago, sore muscles, stiff joints, neuralgia, the. ; pains and aches resulting from exposure, You'll soon relieve it with Sloan's, the liniment that penetrates jailhout rubbing. 38 years' leadership. Clean, econom-' ical. Three sizes—35c... 70c., '."' '" Sloan's

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