Excerpt from The Town and the Trust: A Novel Waukesa, the picturesque Michigan lakeport of twenty years ago, has spread out into a spruce modern city. Lake boats still make it with freight, and Chicago excursion steamers advertise it as an objective point; but the railroads w carry the bulk of traffic, both freight and passenger. Tall factories with taller chimneys send their black pennants of smoke over the huge white sand-dunes and out across the glittering blue lake. These industries have brought money into the town, added streets of cottages, filled the schools to overflowing, and peopled the new cement walks with hurrying strangers. The bobbing street-car with its team of rope-tailed mules is gone. Ten years ago the trolley came in to help increase the pace. And the new churches, new high school, new city hall, new hospital, new theater, new Federal building, new waterworks, new fire-engine, new policemen in new brass buttons, new Carnegie library in course of construction, all speak of progress, prosperity, education. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.