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Carbondale, Illinois
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Monday, January 26, 1920
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THE DAILY FREE PRESS Shooting the Mines. And it seems to me," -cut In the.. . Tuunger," looking up from the wort j on bis desk, "that I know just what I'm doing. That wheat cost seventy- Bve cenjs. It'll fo .up 'to 'a- dollar be- tbre'July.V . , "But what if it.doesn't?'.' "But it will. It'll go to a dollar if I send it to » dollar. And Til send it te a dollar. -" And then—!" "Huh I" Hunt started. 1 "Youi, don't mean—^ . * ' "Never'mind. TO tell you. later." . He told him then,.however; had so Intended 'doing when "he entered his office that .'morning.- .It. was. quite the Wggest thing thus far In his career, and of late he had- worked on it, quietly, indefatigably,. vouchsafing Hnnt, because h'e was not for a while sare of it, hardly more than a hint of wnat he-was planning. He had stationed correspondents'.In "all .the- European markets. He ha'd-held-many secret conferences, with .-two Packing-: town millionaires, big gamblers both, who played a .hidden -game. And now, this morning, the thing which had been .building these months past was no longer nebulous to his vision. • It stood forth vividly, nakedly, complete and beautiful in-every detail. . "Today," said he, leaning across the flat-topped desk- and regarding -bis auditor fixedly,; "you and I own, and I control, approximately eight million ! bushels, of July wheat . 'Within two months I ''shall control fifteen million bushels. By J.nly I eipect to control over forty .million, bushels." .' -' "But, Dai! How the dickens—" "Harsh and AUport are in the pool." Hunt subsided, nodding nnderstand- Ingly.-* "You've seen the harvesting returns, Hiiht; yon know America's crops are going to be 1 small. Same in Europe. French crops are poor; Germany's .worse. Argentine's will be the smallest for the last ten years. Europe will ' have to loot to America for her wheat But America won't bo able to give it -to her. There'll be mighty little wheat In Chicago by July; and that litt'e will tie locked tight in my pool. Do you begin to understand?" The way Hunt chewed and puffed at his cigar proved that he understood. Jet he dared not utter .whaf he already knew. "Symington Otis is bearing- the market" he said, his hands gripped tightly round the arms of his chair. "He i knows you're long on July wheat, roo, and—"' He cheeked himself, struck by a sudden thought:. "I'm hanged if ; -you're not doing this to beat him I" Pitzhugh's iron jaw tensed. "He .thinks"I'm doing it alone. He'll fight me for. all he's worth. So much the worse for him.'" Hunt gave full vent to his excitement: "Where's he going to get his wheat? -That's what I want to know." He shoved back his chair, unable longer' to restrain himself, 'unable longer to keep unvoiced the thing uppermost in both their minds. '""We can do it Dan, we can do it! -We'll corner 1". ' * Daniel shook his head. "I will corner the market." Hunt pounded'his fist' into his open palm: "And smash Otis!" h'e cried, exultantly. "You owe Jiim one, Dan. Smash Otis!" "Smash Otis?" Daniel laughed. There was no mirth in the laughter. deTermineoT Fp conquer. K by slieer force of capital. "' His first onslaught, started in April, made little if : any impression, and he redoubled his'attack.- -^Stlll the enemy,' showed no sign p£ weakening. Again iind again he;cbarged, but every.rusli. was met and repulsed. He was overwhelmed with, buying ordei's.- They swamped him from 'every sidd. He stopped, .puzzled. He had not accounted his bppbnent half so powerful. Otis, however, was not the hesitant sort of general. Marshaling Ms heavy artillery,; he. dashed' upon the battleflejd, fightings with tl\e : Implaba-. bility that from the beginning had characterized bis long career in financial warfare. This .charge, too, -'was easily buffeted. But no-white flag was BhpwQj 'Beating a retreat, the grim aifl warrior gathered 'his forces together for a fresh onset. The next ' clash, he decided, would be the decisive one. By the middle of June Fitzhugh was all -but czar of the ,pit / 'When Fitzhugh formulated the pool to corner July wheat it was understood •that, no matter' what might -arise, he . was to be fi-eg fd follow the dictates of his'own judgment For this and other reasons the names of the Packingtown 'millionaires were never disclosed, anc few knew the main fount of his mam- •moth resources. Mis marvelous vitality gave continual wonder to his associates. He was made .of iron. He would work eighteen hours a day, dispatching with" sureness and speed the thousand pressing duties that crowded upon him, -taking his meals on the wing, and requiring of the twenty-four but four or five-hours for sleep. Most amazing of all, he displayed never, an ill sign of the red- hot tension under which he worked, but seemed to thrive on IL He was always fresh and eager for each day's tasks. His last battle with'Symington Otis was the most spectacular of the Unal trilogy. It began on the -morning of July first'and lasted for three terrific days. As the gong sounded on that first morning Fitzhugh appeared In the. pit, girded for the fray. With the stroke of the opening gong Otis' lieutenants began to sell wheat. There were three of them, with orders 'to sell half a million each. Then came an unfathomable surprise: .Fitzbugh . soir] wheat! Bushel for bushel, he sold as fast as v his adversaries. The price reeled and dropped dizzily. The preceding day it had closed strong at one dollar; by eleven that morning it was unsteady at ninety-six and ,a half. At the height of the furious conflict, Fitzhugh, who was the core of it, became aware of some one tearing at his arm and yelling in his ear: "Dan ! Dan I Have you gone crazy?" Beholding Hunt screaming at the top of his voice, he wrenched loose from the mob surrounding him and, seizing, his-subordinate under the armpits, lifted him clear outside the £it (To be coattmmM.) RIVER SHANNON OVERFLOWS Many Villages, Notably Athlone, Aban- donciS, Inhabitants Taking Refuge on Higher Ground. ' .. Dublin, Jan. 26.—The River Shannon has % overflowed', its banks and many villages, notably Athlone, have been abandoned, th'eir inhabitants taking refuge on higher ground. . Entire districts in Connaught and Leinster bordering on the river present the appearance' of a vast lake. Enormous damage has been dune to commerce and live'stock, many animals having been carried nw.-iy by the Hood. ••.- .01 " -• - The TJ. S. Mine Sweeping Detachment has Just returned, from Its worJt' In the North Seas. The'ever present danger of floating mines urns counteracted by the sharp eyesight of the men who were behind the guns. Their job \yas to pick off the mines as.they appeared and explode them by direct" hits. .The 1'ves of the other men aboard and the safety of the ship de-' pended on their keenness. A large proportion of the 55,000 mines laid in the North Seas by the U. S. Navy, was destroyed in this way. This Is Just one of the jpbs that comes in the career of a U. S. sailor; one of the experiences that gives h'Ira a grip on himself and makes frlm a regular fellow. PAINT AIDS' POULTRY HOUSE VICTIM OF SLEEPING SICKNESS Kin 'of .Doctor Flexner, .Head of Rockefeller Institute,- Has Been Asleep TWo Weeks. - Pl.ainfiold,'-N. J., .T:in. 26.—Bond •Thomas, iii ; i)(lioi--:n-la\y. of. Di:.. Slinon Flexner,' hoiid t-jC tli'ii. Ilockefelle'r"in-.. stitBte, is :'u. victim .of sleeping--'sfok- ness Jiixl has' h<-ien asleep t'oi 1 ' tvvo •weelvS at liis Iion:e lioi'o. . .' .Doctor ricxnoi: ... and ' Professor. Thomas ot'C'.e im.Mlir/nl •(l(>pnrtinpht of Johns Hopkins- iiii'ivei-.--j|-.v. bro'rhei- ol thp patient, liiive broiiKlit otii'er pliyli- cinns here'to;study tlifi-.(':ii'se, det'Ifired' .b.y a specialist to he the most'.'pr.o- jiouncecl.. attack of tbc -illseiise '.ilevcl- oped in. .this-country.. ..... Tilr. Thoiivas; whose; condition Js. cpnsidere<i,' 'cMticiil',' li!is'..l)een noifr- i-shed by in.lor-tion! 'His • pliyslcinns annbiuicc'fl that n<j. [ii-o^nVss has I icon . .by their treatmont. Acids Greatly to Appearance, and Service of Buildings — Whitewash : Is Cheapest. (Prroorci) by ihe l.'nilec! Suites Depart- niein of Agriculture. J- i'aiiiiiny adds jriviilly- tu tin. 1 a;>- lif:i:-aii<-<- iind stn-vit-L' uf ail hii.lillni;.- i!ii' :i|ip!;aiKX's. Ono nisiy .buy i-«ady i-'>::-<l piiints or may ixin-hasi. yjisie I'iXHH'ins ami oil and mix lii.'iu. All sm-rai-es sjioyld 1 he i-lc-an aad dry h«- I'ui'f lln.'.v iin: paintcii. a pri!:i:ri.' cuat 'iiiailt! of oiiuiil parts of paint ai:<! iin-Ji'i'd nil ; ;iul I'Dvcr with uno nr m<iru coats of ptiint, \vblch 'Shoulil be .tb<n-ou:;hly hnished iutu tin: surfii'cu. \Vhite\vash is the cheiiiiest. of nil palms, and may be used c-irhur for ex- rior or interior snrfH ade by flaking about quicklime in a pail with two gallon? of water, covering the pail with cloth or burlap antl allowing it to slake for one hour. AVater ,is 'then added to. bring the whitewash to a consistency which may be applied readily. A weatherproof whitewash for exterior surfaces may be made as follows: (1) Slake 1 bushel of quicklime in 12 gallons of hot water; (2) dissolve 2 pounds of common salt and 1 pound of sulphate- of zinc in 2'gallons of boiling water; pour (2) into {!), then add 2 -gallons of skim milk and mix thoroughly. Vihitewash 'is spread lightly over the surface with a broad brush. terior or interior snrfHces. It can bo made by flaking about ton pounds of. HELD FOR CRIMES OF WAR German Captain and Six Soldiers In-. carcerated in Fortress at Lille— . ks.';.!sed of Pillape. ., .Jan. 26.—Seven mure German soldiers, among them a captain, who are accused of thefts and pilinge during ftnemy' occupation of tliis'.cify, have in ^^^^^^'•••••'•'•''••••'•'••'••'M e arrived here ami are Incarcerated :!'<• r-n-ri-r".---.. I ' i'• ' ' ._ I ^ Influenza Promises'to recur with added violence Suggestion for Prevention HAS NO PAIN NOW CHECK THAT GOLD Dr. King'* New Discovery hm» relieved colds 'and' cough* . for fifty year* r was an unusually high quality cold,' cough, gripped and croup remedy when introduced half a • century ago. Not once in all. thei years since then has the quality been allowed to deteriorate. Its ef- fectiveness'In combating colds and . coughs has been proved thousands of times In,.thousands, of families. Taken' by grownups and given to the «llttle ones for the safe, sure treatment of ' coin's and grippe, coughs and croup, it leaves absolutely no disagreeable after-effects. .Get a bottle" at your druggist's today. 60c. and ,$i:20. • Bowels Act Human —function gently but firmly without the violence of purgatives— when you treat them with Dr. King's New Life Pills. A smooth-, acting laxative that gets right down to business and gratifying results, AH druggists— Sac, a bottle. What Lydia E. Pinkham's 'Vegetable,Compound Did .: for Mrs. Warner. • . . ' •' i .' '. • . ; Onalaeka, V?is.—" Every month I had such pains in myback and lower part of stomach I could not lie in bed. I 4 suffered BO it seemed as tbongh I would die, awf I was not [ir egnlar 'either. I wunered .for • a year •ad waa unfit to, do my house work, .could only wash dishes coce in a I'whUe. • • r-MfcT an ad Yerli*emtnt 'of whmtlifdiaE. Rnk- baxa'a. Vegetable • Compound - had done for other women and .decided to try it It surely did wooden to me., I have' no pains now and I can do my housework without. any trouble at all. I will always praise your medicine as-I do not believe there is a doctor that can do as much-good in female weakness, and: voumay o»e these facts as a testimonial."—firs. LESTER E. WARNER, R. 1, Box 69, Onalaska,, Wis.-,. ',!• The reason women write "such letters to the Lydia E. Pinkham'Medicine Co: and tell their friends-how they'are helped is that'Lydia-E. Pmkham j s Vegetable Comparand has brought health and happiness into, their lives. Freed, from their illness they want to pass the. good news along to other suffering women that they also may be relieved. CHICAGO SHOWS BIG. GAIN Census Returns So Far Completed indicate "a Population of at Least '3,000,000. - . -' LAURA E. SWARTZ OKBTEOPATI4IC ". Chronic . Dv'seaae* n Specialty .Office In Lauder-Nlchelt Bide\^. W.HAMILTON Coal and lie MAC KEY COAL. OFFICE Phone 204 HAMILTON & BRADLEY • -. : , . Attorney* it Law Phone 202 K ' Suit* 112-11B New Hamilton Bulldln* DELIA CALJJWELL,, M. D« MOANALL.Y BiNLOiNQ . /? 21V Wert M«ln 8»r»e» Pffloe Hour*—• to ill M.M.; 2 to 4 •>.•, CARBONDAliE CANDY KITCHEN Home Made ,Candle* and Telephone M4"Y ECONOMY COAL .YARD J. B. WOOD*, PROP, i Wa*hed Nut,'Eco and Lump Phone 149 K. r HENRY BAIN TRANSFER GET OUR PRICES 'Phone «? C Chicago, Jan. '2G.—With more (linn hrdf of Chicago!* census •. boolcs • completed, conservntlve estimates place the city's popnlntion at 8,000,000. Thirteen hmidi-t'd of the i:,2tX) emimer- • tors' have <-oin;>l'-!<-"l Un'i'r wr.rk. H.O. HALL & CO. FEED, COAL'AND'.POULTRY • : • ' V SUPPLIES Phone 233 Of^A" *• GEORGE FI Aidtior of "At Coot 'Assays of -Ai Goodl'QTd Siwaetv- "Get In There-Knock 'Em Dead 9 By BILLY SUNDAY (Famous Evangelist) '(Copyright, 1917, by The .Bell Syndicate, In;j.y D YD you ever Pipe ,!a Ballplayer being Sent Up to tie Plate in a Pinch, a Gridiron Athlete being Hurried out from the Side Lines when the Game was ..Knotted Up/or a Scrapper being started for the Center of the Ring in a Big Bout? '.'...' - Did you ever Hart to the- Advice they Get from their Team-mate's or Trainers? . • '. . . The Manager or the Coach or the Second does not.chirp: "Now, Harold, I wish you to Do your Utmost." or:". ' ••••.-• "Archibald, I expect Great Things from your Coming Endeavor." or: • \ . • "Reginald, ; Strive to Conclude the Exhibition as Soon as Possible." ,Nothing like That.. They' say: ' "Get. In There! . Knock' 'em Dead." • ' ''• -',.'.And the ' boys Starting for the Action don't get a Kiss on the Brow, but- a hearty -Slap x bn.the •Back. , And ' that's " the best'' Encouragement a. Regular Man- can ,eet. • . _•' V •' That's the'way we should Send In our Lads who/are abo.ut to Crash- Forward into the Biggest G?'_ie in. •the-World. ' ' ; • • . Don't Weep over them! They're not Looking for that kind of Stuff. They're riot Children, and IBs not a Child's Pastime they're going - to Engage in. . -Impress -them withjthe Fact that it's Up to Them, and- that ws Folks on the Side-lines: are Full of Confidence that the Lads will'Put It Over. . Send every Soldier in with a Slap on the Back, and a loud hearty: "Knock .'em De«d!" For that's the Kind of Boys they . ar'e^and that's what fthey;re going . to do when they get Over There. Of course, you've all-Kicked In to the.Red^ross'.'an'&tlie'Y. M. C. A. •; and" you've" sent" Reading 'Matter to the Camps, and ; ''Talking Machine Records, and maybe Ton and your i Family have 'occasionally . Packed ' a "Box and Shipped:. it to'ira. camp. You haven't?.,:.Well, then, get;busy! . But you--can do-more. .Put Wise the Individual. Soldier that you're behind him;.: whether you Know • him.or JNo.t. -.Talk to him on the ; street, or'while you're Strap-hang? !ng"'ln'i a'• Tr'oii'ey7 or,', i'f ; you "Rua. 1 • Across him -in a Business Way, .'' let him. know .that his ;oid'O. V: : 'uniform makes him a ' Brother of Every -.Yank, even if you've Soever Lamped his- Map 'before. . You're one of his Seconds, and you've got an Awful Big, Bet down, on 'the •. Game he's, starting.. Send him In with the good old •' Slap) on the Back! •• • . '". .'(21) "If Symington Otis Gets in My Way ' I'll Crush Him!" j "Smash Otis, you say? If Symington O.tis gets in my way.I'lN—crush him!" And with a spasmodic movement his I fingers contracted, and from ; wrist to ' shoulderVbeneath their tweed covering I the rippling muscles of his arms stood j out in cords. . . , Otis^ was. piahning another of his •celebrated-' bear'•'raids. He/was resolved it should-We the r mighties't'he j had everrlett;. Heigathered in'mbne^ from; every;available": Don't dope yourself with medicine—infection is thru NO5E and THROAT. Used as a gargle several times daily and as a nasal douche at bedtime, •> Ma-Gze Antiseptic Powder Meets the requirements of one of worlds most v famous medical organizations. •-.'•' , Get MA-OZE from your druggist while it i* obtainable. 25c 50c $1 MA-OZE-CHEMICAL CO. \ 202 South State St., Chicago ^ HAVE EYE TO CITY'S FUTURE Intelligent Building Plans, Mean''Much to Its Development ana" Proper Growth. ftluins nre not the product,of a city's inevitability: ' Tliey the product of its stupidity, of its indifference, lack of perception and thonjjht. A great mas? of people cannot live.together as'four families might live at a country cross- von'ds. Their interdependence • demands tin assumption of re<-f>"nsihility: by the people who' can do things for the people who cannot. A.realjhomti one: in which there is n recognition of 'responsibility by. the people who-might do things for the people wii'ri cannot. Life has a right to comfort 'and material competence; it has a right to color and decoration; it has a right' to find 1 "itself ^interesting; 4 ' it 'cannot.'proceed by •th ! e : siippressl6n'or ; eyerythirig that is alluring and by failure to sup- •prosr. wh'at ii= squalid.~ . • _ ' A home, fii fur ideal citi/.ons will have healthy aili.r.-o.and hpiuily. cleanliness, convenient! and ponvl'ori. clean air, clenn streets', decent sired", cars, no slum?, plenty..of t"iiu?enK'i-t=- COMMUNITY BREEDING' PLANS. Farmers in Certain Section Agree to! Stick to One Breed and Use . : • • ' Purebred Sires. • Community breeding simply means'; .that the'. farmers in a" certain, community agree, to .do two things: ' • First, to breed but one breed of cat- ! tie, -sheep'or hogs.. .' •' ' • ' . Second: They agree to use none but purebred -sires, these.sires Being owned 'either^individually or collectively." . Everyone is absolutely free to do as he pleases just'so long as he sticks to' one .class of stock and uses "a purebred 1 sire.' These ide«s can- best' be '..carried ' out if, the farmers are organized in ai fcoily and, get'together-at stated peri-' ' W. A. BRANDpK, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE'AND TH« EYE Ey*« Tected <3I«MU »1tU* Virginia Bldo. . CarfaoHdal*. lit, DR. J. W. BARROW NEW HAMILTON BUILDING H«ur» • to 11 A. M. and 2 to • f. .. PHONE •« F. L. LDv 7 GLE v M. D. General Pntctlea Spoelal attention to Eye, Ear, .". . and Threat Qla*M> Fitted Phone*: Residence 330-2, Office S30-t Virginia Building §|5B S ^A~—^X£?2 S? 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