Edward Rose, as president of the Independent Sugar Company, has proved a formidable antagonist of the giant Sugar Trust. His is the only concern which has withstood its advances, and so it is a most desirable acquisition. Rose has received an intimation, that really amounts to a threat, it would be of mutual benefit should he submit gracefully. He, however, is adamant in his defiance, showing a commendable pugnacity that is admired by the trust's president himself. But in every battle we must look for the traitor and Rose's partner plays the Judas, so that the next morning finds Rose a ruined man, sold out to the trust by his own partner. Crushed in spirit, Rose goes home, where his wife is now acquainted with the disaster through the newspapers. The two children are amazed and hurt at their papa's cold negligence, and are at a loss to know why he should so ignore them, and they become little eavesdroppers at the door of the reception room into which Mr. and Mrs. Rose have gone to ...
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