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Title: Calumet ’K’ Author: Samuel Merwin Henry Kitchell Webster Release Date: November 8, 2009 [EBook #30431] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK CALUMET ’K’ *** Produced by David Garcia, Mary Meehan and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at CALUMET -K- BY MERWIN-WEBSTER AUTHORS OF -THE SHORT LINE WAR,- ETC. New York THE MACMILLAN COMPANY LONDON: MACMILLAN & CO., Ltd. 1904 _All rights reserved_ Copyright, 1901, By THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY. Copyright, 1901, By THE MACMILLAN COMPANY. Set up, electrotyped, and published October, 1901.
Reprinted August, 1902; March, 1903. Special edition May, June, 1904. Norwood Press J.
Cushing & Co.--Berwick & Smith Co. Norwood, Mass., U.S.A. CALUMET -K- Wed Apr 05 04:10:14 2017 2 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...


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