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Wed Apr 05 04:10:07 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg eBook, Calumet -K-, by Samuel Merwin and Henry Kitchell Webster This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Calumet -K- Author: Samuel Merwin and Henry Kitchell Webster Release Date: April 11, 2006 [eBook #18154] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII) ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK CALUMET -K-*** E-text prepared by Robert Petty CALUMET -K- by MERWIN-WEBSTER 1904 CHAPTER I The contract for the two million bushel grain elevator, Calumet K, had been let to MacBride & Company, of Minneapolis, in January, but the superstructure was not begun until late in May, and at the end of October it was still far from completion.
Ill luck had attended Peterson, the constructor, especially since August.
MacBride, the head of the firm, disliked unlucky men, and at the end of three months his patience gave out, and he telegraphed Charlie Bannon to leave the job he was completing at Duluth and report at once at the home office. Rumors of the way things were going at Calumet under the hands of his younger co-laborer had reached Bannon, and he was not greatly surprised when MacBride told him to go to Chicago Sunday night and supersede Peterson. At ten o’clock Monday morning, Bannon, looking out through the dusty window of the trolley car, caught sight of the elevator, the naked cribbing of its huge bins looming high above the huddled shanties and Wed Apr 05 04:10:07 2017 2 lumber piles about it.
A few minutes later he was walking along a rickety plank sidewalk which seemed to lead in a general direction toward the elevator.
The sidewalks at Calumet are at the theoretical grade of the district, that is, about five feet above the actual level of the ground.
In winter and spring they ...





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