The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on January 27, 1920 · Page 4
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Tuesday, January 27, 1920
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THE DAILY FREE PRESS Death only a matter of short time. Don't wait, until pains and aches become incurable diseases. Avoid painful . consequences by taking GOLD MEDAL XI the close 61 the 'Say's session wheat had dropped to ninety-four and em eighth, where it swayed uncertainly. Otis had sold two million bushels. Fltzhugh had sold a like amount. When he reached his office Fitzhugh found ' his.. three coadjutors waiting him in ominous silence. "Good-day, gentlemen 1" i- There was no answer beyond an uneasy cough from Hunt. .Fitzhugh looked at the_three stony faces silently condemning him. *• J'Jnjjood.truth," he laughed, "a Daniel conie to judgment!" But when he sat at his desk the vertical lines were between his brows. He took a deliberately, long time to light a cigar, then, extinguishing the match and depositing it carefully in an ash tray, he settled himself comfortably in his chair and said: "You all remember it-was agreed Iu • the beginning I was to'run this-tiling, and I shall run it in my own way or notat_all." ••••-' >' "But co"nfound it, man," exploded Marsh, who had been holding his tongue- -with difficulty, "what in the name of common sense do you mean by selling?", Glad that' one of the tribunal had shown some life, Fitzhugh swung his chair round briskly so that he faced the speaker. "Who owns the most wheat—Symington Otis or us? How'long will hla crowd last if they try to outsell us? Don't you see?" "Not for a minute!" broke In AU- port, reddening under his collar. 'Til make it clearer. Suppose Otis' crowd knocks July wheat off fifteen or twenty, points. Very well. Immediately they stop selling—perhaps be- fore—ril begin buying. Then, as an elastic band that has teen 'stretched • to its utmost, July wheat-will spring back. It'll go to a dollar. It'll go beyond a dollar. I'll -see to that!" "It does sound plausible,". hesitated Hunt, desirous of supporting his lead- er, yet still somewhat doubtful. '1 don't like it," said Marsh sourly. "Mr. Otis,"- continued Daniel, and there was a hard ring in his voice that caused Hunt and Allport to exchange meaping glances, "thinks he has .me on the run. He's boasting how he licked me in. today's skirmish, of how I ... turned tail at, the first fire. But wait till he springs myi pitfall. Wait! I've got him!" The discussion lasted until nearly j nightfall. By grace of^ his power of | persuasion no less than by his domi- J nant personality and strength of purpose. Fitzhugh finally induced the others to admit that liis' course was the best one.. When they went out through the quiet, brightly lighted offices, the :lour were on very amicable terms; and | the hot words of discussion that had -.frequently passed between them were . cniite forgotten. "There's one thing," Fitzhugh said In parting, "I want to impress upon ."you three. When we have defeated Otis, I 'want to deal with him in my »wn way. Remember that"—looking keenly Into each face. "I want to deal with Symington Otis In my own way." ' ; Promptly next 1 morning Otis renewed- th'e' combat. It- occupied every minute of ttiat day's session, and, ag •»n the- preceding day, raged with a tit. Jor-tat uproar. When the closing gong •ounded he had sold, altogether, over four million bushels of July wheat: •wheat of which he owned not a grain, . fcut which he expected to b'ny later— and deliver as promised—at a lower price than he had sold it for. And, the same as yesterday, his opponent had sold with htm, bushel for bushel. Otis was flushed with the elation of Ws obvious victory. "It's all over," he confided to a. •1 rierid that evening, us • he sat down smilingly to a well-ordered dinner. Otis 'was living at. his club these dnys, his .wife and daughter having gone abroad ;for the summer. "All over but the shouting. Tomorrow I'll finish Him. He'll be snapped out of the Chicago wheat pit like a gnat—just as I once told him a long time ago." Simultaneously with the dawning of the third day of battle Otis took the aggressive. And simultaneously there came a surprise. His promises of wheat were gobbled up as fast as they were offered. Buying orders poured in from all sides, deluging his traders. He increased his selling. The buying likewise increased. He began to fight des- •porately, flooding the pit with his selling commands. Bat it was as though i he poured sand In the ocean. ' Fitzliugh had not appeared on the "floor" since the first day. From his private office he sent orders to a dozen •or more brokers. All. these orders were, "Buy July wheat." All were to .take effect this morning. He. cabled his representatives in Liverpool and •Paris. These cablegrams also read, "Buy July wheat." They, too, became .effective this morning. In all, he is- 'sued instructions' to'purchase twelve :mUlion bushels, or approximately .double the amount be had sold on the .prior two days. •_ The nr.arket that morning was like a kite in a windstorm. It zigziigged :crazily. Shortly, however. It steadied, hung stationary an Instant, then bounded upward. 0p, tugging deter- .minedly. it-.climbed with a rapidity that outstripped' its falling the day:be•fore. Otis gave-orders to cease all sell- .ing. Like a released spring, the price 'leaped higher still. At the close of the day's session It stood" at. a dollar and twenty-five-cents,- with a tendency to .mount beyon<L_ .yf^ssi^f-.'s/ri^-^-t'- ' The next day was Sunday. Monday's trading increased in frenzy. The price ascended more and more -stiffly. Otis did nothing. He dared not cover his promises by buying. By so doing he wouldNput up "the price on ;himself. 'He .dared not'sell, for every, bushel'he sold would be sold at a lo'ss. .Word passed swiftly from mouth to jmouth -that Symington Otis, the big bear^ hadjtought'his final fight and was jdown at last."—-•3*--;- l -'.~-i«.*-.••.-, . I Near the close of the day's session, [without exactly knowing why/he went ;on the "floor" for .a few minutes. A ;man shouted in his ear: I: "July's gone to a dollar and a half 1" i Without answering, without even' ; looking at the man, he stood watch- ;iiig the mon,ster turmoil. The uproar :was deafening. ! The old speculator turned away. •Very carefully, very slowly, he made his -way through the hurly-burly, descended the steps that led to the 'ground floor, his hand sliding jerkily along the banister. When he entered ihls broker's office his hair was no- more white than his face, and as he sat : down and held his hand a moment over his eyes his fingers trembled as one af- .flicted with p'alsy. It was the first time In his twenty-odd years of speculating that he had been seen unnerved. He looked at his broker and shook his head. "He's done It," he said, with a pltia- lile pretense of smiling. "He's done it. Howard. He's got us. He's cornered the .market." Authoritative news of the corner went out over the land. The of Daniel Randolph Fitzhcgh loomed tri*fiintlc on the financial horizon. He controlled all the wheat. He could uxuct for it whatever price he wanted. K he chose, he coultl get fifty dollars u bushel. tie was the King of Wlicat. His nnnie became n household word. Scarcely a man, woman, or child in the middle West hut prattled or' him. The farmers lauded him us ;i hem-factor of humanity. Others condemned him as n thief. Thousands of leirws of every description Hooded his mail. Loaves of bread dwindled in size. JIutterings reached him. His life was Uireatened..' His wealth multiplied with prodigious leaps. At no time could he tell how much'he was worth. He knew it. was more than fifteen millions and less than thirty. Then there came a day when he was to settle with Otis. The defeated gladiator made the appointment for eleven o'clock tha't morning In Fitzhugh's office. (To be contffloea.) *ho world's standard remedy for Icidrwy, livtr, bladder and uric acid troubles—the Kutional Remedy of Holland since 1696; GucranieetL Three sizes, all, druggist*. Look forth, nun. Cold Med«l on «»cr»- b*x mid accept no ioitntioa sums,- ninny or or iinti<>ii:tlill«s «wu among the' in:iiil>i>r. including Hermans. .Aiistrinns. Hnn;.':iri.'uiK.. Litltu- ankms. Letts. Finns mid. Chinese. TEUTON STATES-FIGHT •UH.TJAI Bavaria and Saxony Voisc^Oppoiltion ' to Giving Berlin Control ''*.,.•• of Nation. • >. 'ru;:sia:j Berlin, ,J:ih. '21. — : Tlio si';-:r • :: !<in tirijrinatlng in tlu< l'nixs!::n tilrv (lit 1 mitional L^iviM-innent to soui:.! ;hf sc-iiriiucnts cf i he I'rdor.-in-d stntr-: .::i thu quo.sliim ii!' fT'eif-ir,:; ;i '.liiidi-.i (;.•;- mrui Mtat'c. JIHS .;-.:x".'s r ,>:j oiri.-islc'.u:! •:: r.r.vari;! aniT- F',;',-:o::y. . . , The jii'i'ni'isiil v>-;:s !r. ;r,i-.:uc •(! ; !p v i>,r coalition bln'd; o!' The 3in-r<s d;x says tin.' ma.juriiv nf . rlv [lavar::;:i people are unalU'rahiy oppose;! n> any scheme lluil ronils tn iihliierate .Hirir tiino-lior.oivl iin'iMjKilivi's. In n gi>!!ci-nl ili-!>;.t.u oii-ihu i*t-";!e,in the Bavarian diet, the pavtics.: wirh trie' exception of the -iimjoricies . iiml "the independents, opposed the scheme. The Ultra let'r radicals, however, declared thai they favored it and requested the Bavarian .government to direct their efforts in that direction. .Many Divorces in London. London, Jan. 27.—At the Hillary, judicial sittings, just opened, there are 1,5-14 divorce eases for trial, over 1,000 more than at any previous sitting. Thosa cases are lart;«ij due to war- lime ruptures in family relations. e ET some today! You're going to call Lucky Strikes just right. Because Lucky Strike cigarettes > give you the good, wholesome- flavor of toasted Burley tobacco. Guaranteed, by C>/} Guaranteed, by /ruLf Jw'UL'rt&zA^ rfr&GL DAILY FREE PRESS ADS BRING RESULTS 3,000 REDS IN NET U. S: to Deport That Number of , Alien Radicals. "Arks" Wili Go to Many Countries, but Three-Fourths of 'Anarchists Are Russians. oLi, Jan.: 27. — Approximately 3.000 of the 3,300 alleys arrested-,. during recent nation-wide round-ups of radicals are "perfect" cases of deportation as u result of Secretary Wilson's decision that the Communist and Communist Labor parties- are revolutionary within the .meaning of the deportation law. J. D. Hoover, special assistant to Attorney General Palmer, in charge of prosecutions, made this announcement. Such eases are "perfect," Jlr. Hoover said, in that it will be necessary only for agents of the department nf justice to present the alien's membership card in either parly to make, out proof of deportation. In eases of the other 000 aliens. whose meinhprship cards wore nut seized at the time ot the raids,. Mr. Hoover said it was believed their membership could be proved 1 by .other evidence. . Deportation hearings and the shipment of - the "reds" from this t country will be pushed rapidly, he declared. . Second, third and as many other "societ arjvs" as may be necessary' will be made ready as the convictions proceed, and actual (deportations will not wait for the conclusion of all Hie v casos. While about three-fourths of the aliens taken in the .rahls were Itus- IfLOV, r BAKING I .CHICAGO Calumiet Baking Powder forms the very foundation of kitchen economy. 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