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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE NORTH PLATTE, NEBRA8KA.
FREDERICK (Copyright, 19M. br Charlea Scribncr's Sons) 8YNOP3IS. At their homo on tho frontlor between Cho Drowns rind QrayH Marta Oallund unit her mother, cntartiilnltiK Colonel Wonter llni? of tho arrtyn, eoo Captain I.nrmtron, staff Intelligence otttrer of tlio Drowrut, Injurcul by a fall In his aeroplane. Tun yearn lrttor Wgstorllntf, nominal vice but Real chief of ntaff, refnforcon South In 1r, meditates on war, and apuculutca on tho comparative anon of hltnBelf and Mar to, who la vlslttnir In tho Gray capital. WenterllriK chIIh on Marto. Hho telli him of lior toachliiK children the folllea of war nd martial ualrlotlnm, bOK" him to pre vent war while he Is chief of Btaff. anil predlctn that, If ho makes war ncalnnt the ilrownM he will not win. On tho march with the. D3d of the llrowna Private Htron aky, nnnrchlat, decries war and played out putrlotlsm and In placed under arrest Colonel Iwinstron everhearltiK. tcs- him off. CHAPTER IVContlnued. Then Impulse broko through tho restraint thnt seamed to charactorlzo tho Lanstron of thlrty-flvo. Tho Lnn Btron of twonty-flvo, who had met cataatropho bccaiiBo ho was "wool gathering," asserted Iilmsolf. Ho put hio hand on Stransky'B shoulder. It was a strong though slim hand that lookod ruj (f It lind been tralnod to do tho work of two hands In tho process of Ufl owner's own trauBformatton. Thus tho old aergennt had aocn a gen eral remonstrate with a bravo veteran who hail boon guilty of bad conduct In Africa, Tho old colonel gasped at uuch a subversion of tho dignity of rank. IIo buw tho army going to tho dovll. Out young Dollar-mo, watching with eagor curiosity, was sonolblo of no familiarity In tho act It all dopondod on how such a thing was done, ho was thinking. "Wo all havo minutes when wo aro rnoro or loss nnarchlsta," Bald Lan Htron In tho human appoal of ono man to anothor. "Out wo don't want to bo Judged by ono of those minuted. I got a hand mashod up for a mistake that took only a second. Think thla ovor tonight boford you act. Then, If you aro of tho samo opinion, go to tho col onol and tell him so. Come, why not?" "All right, sir, you'ro eo decent about It!" grumbled Stransky, taking his ploco in tho rankn. Hop-hop-hop! Tho roglment Btarted on Its way, with Grandfather rrnglnl kooptng at his grandson's side. "Makes mo fool young again, but it's darned solemn bosldo tho Hussars, witli tiiolr horses' bits a-JIngllng. Times havo certainly changed ofllcers' hands in tholr pockots, saying 'It you don't mind' to n man that's lnsultod tho flag! Kicking ain't good enough for that traitor! Ought to hang him yes. sir, hang and draw him I" Lanstron watched tho marching col umn for a time. "Hop-hop-hop! It's tho brown of tho Infantry that counts In tho end," he musod. "I llkod that wall-oyod giant. Ho's all man!" Thon his livening glnnco swept tho noaveuB Inquiringly. A speck in tho bluo, far away In tho realms of atmos phorio Infinity, kept growing In slzo until It took tho form of tho wlngB with which man fllos. Tho piano vol planed down with stoady awlttuess, till Its racing shadow lay largo ovor tho Iandncapo for a few soconds before It roso again with beautiful ease and proolalon. "Dully for you, Etzol!" Lanatron bought, aa ho started back to tho oroplnna station. "You bolong In tho orps. Wo shall not lot you return to our reclmont for a whllo. You'vn n. ool head and you'd chargo a church ower if that woro tho orders." CHAPTER V. A 8unday Morning Call. As n boy, Arthur Lanstron had por Jlatod In being an exception to tho in fluences of both horodlty and onviron menL Though his father and both grandfathers woro olllccrs who bo liovpd theirs to bo tho truo gontle man'a professlou, ho had proforred any kind of mechanical toy to arrang ing tho most gayly painted tin sol dlora In formation on tho nursery floor; and ho would rathor road about tlio wonders of natural history and joloctrlclty titan tho campaigns of Na doIoou and Frederick tho Croat and Ey Lord Nelson. Loft to his own hoico, ho would miss tho parade of Jtho garrison for Inspection by an ox jcolloncy In order to ask Questions of x man wiping tho oil off his haudB with cotton-wnsto, who waB far more ontor Uilnlng'to him than tho most spick-and-span ramrod ot a sorgount, Upon bohig told one day that ho vaa ko go to tho military Bchool tho follow ing autamn, he broko out In open re jbolllon. "I don't want to go to the army I " ho Laid. ! "Why I" askod his fathor, thinking jthat when, tho boy had to glvo his rea sons ho would soon bo argued out ot he heresy. "It's drilling a fow hours a day, thon toothing to do," Arthur replied. "All your work walls on war nnd you don't know that thoro will ovor bo any war. It waits ou something nobody wants to hnppou. Now, if you manufacture something, why, you sou wool como 3Ut cloth, steel como out an nutomo t)llo. If you build a brldgo you sco It -islng little by llttlo. You'ro getting rour results overy day; you see your PA LMER i I 9 ' hi mistakes and your successes. You're making something, crentliiR some thing; thero's something going on all tho whllo that Isn't guesswork. I think that's what I want to say. You won't order mo to bo a soldier, will you?" Tho father, loath to do this, called In tho assistance of an ablo pleader then, Kugone Partow, lately become chief of staff of tho Drowns, who was an old friend of tho lanstron family. Partow turned tho Imlanco on tho side of filial affection. Ho kopt watch of tho boy, but without favoring him with Influ ence. Young Ianstron, who wanted to sco results, had to earn them. Ho real ized In practlco the truth of Pnrtow's saying that thoro was nothing ho had over learned but what could bo of sotv Ico to him ns an olllcor. "Finding enough work to do?" Par tow would ask with a chucklo when thoy met In thoHO days; for ho had tnado Lanstron both chief of Intelli gence and chief uoroatatle officer. Young Colonel Lanstron'a wns tho duty of gaining tho secrets of tho Gray staff and keeping those of tho Drown and organizing up-tothomomont olll clency In tho now forces of tho air. Ho had remarked truly enough that tho Injury to Ills loft hand nerved as a bettor reminder against tho folly of wool-gathoring than a string, oven a largo red string, tied around his An ger. Thanks to skillful surgory, tho lingers, Incnpablo of opreadlng much, woro yot serviceable and had a firm grip of tho wheel as ho roso from tho aeroplane station on the Sunday morn ing after Marta's roturn homo for n (light to La Tlr. Ho know tho pattern wenving undor his foot as ono knows that of his own garden from an overlooking window. Every detail ot tho Btaff map, ravines, roads, buildings, battery positions, was stitched togother In tho flowing reality of actual vision. No whlto posts woro nocoBsary to toll him where tho boundary between tho two nations lay. Tho lino was drawn In his bruin. Now that Lanstron was tho organ lzor of tho aviation corps his own flights woro rare. Mostly thoy were made to La Tlr. His visits to Marta woro his holidays. All tho time that she waB absont on her Journey around tho world thoy had corresponded. Her lottora, bo rovoallng of herself and hor peculiar angles of observation, formed a bundle sacredly presorvod. Her mothor's Joking referenco nbout hor girlish resolution not to marry a sol dlor ofton recurred to him. Thoro, ho somotlmes thought, waa tho real ob stacle to His great doslro. When ho alighted from tho piano ho thrust his left hand into hla blouHO pockot. Ho always carried It thero, as if it were lltorally sewn in placo. In moments ot emotion tho scarred nerves would twitch as tho telltnlo of his sensitiveness; and this was some thing ho would conconl from others no mnttor how conscious ho was ot It him self. He found tho Galland veranda desertod. In rosponso to his ring a maid came to tho open door. Hor face waB sad, with a beauty that had promaturoly faded. Dut it lighted ploasurably In recognition. Hor hair was thick and tawny, lying low over tho brow: hor eyes woro a softly lumlnouB brown and her full lips sensi tive and yielding, Lanstron, an Inti mate of tho Galland household, know hor story well and tho part that Marta had playod In It, Somo four ycare previously, when a baby was In proapoct for Minna, who woro no wedding ring, Mrs. Galland had been Inclined to send the maid to an Institution, "whoro they will tako good caro of hor, my doar. That's what such Institutions are for. It Is qulto Hcnndalous for her and for us never happened In our family beforo!" Marta archod hor eyebrows. "Wo don't know!" she exclaimed softly. "How cnu you think such a tiling, lot alono saying it you, a Galland!" hor mother gasped In Indignation. "That Ib, If wo go far back," said Marta. "At nil ovonts, wo havo no precedent, so lot'B establish one by keeping her." "Hut for her own sako! Sho will havo to llvo with hor Bhamo!" Mrs. Galland objected. "Lot hor begin afresh In tho city. Wo shall givo hor a good recommendation, for sho is really an oxcollont sorvant Yes, Bho will readily And a placo among strangers." "Still, sho doesn't want to go, and It would bo cruel to soud her awny." "Cruoll Why. Marta, do you think I would bo cruel? Oh, very well, then wo will let hor stay I" "Iloth aro away at church. Mrs. Gal land ought to bo hero any mluuto, but Miss Galland will bo later because of hor chlldron's class," said Minna. "Will you wait on tho vorandu?" Ho wnB saying that ho would stroll In tho garden when childish footsteps woro heard In tho hall, and after a curly head" had nestled against tho mothor's Bklrts Its ownor, reminded of tho Importance ot mnunors In tho world whero tho stork had left her, made a curtesy. Lanstron shook a small hand which must havo latoly boon on Intimate terms with sugar or Jam. "How do you do, flying soldier man?" chirruped Clarissa Eileen. It was evi dent that she hold Lanstron in high favor. "Let mo hear you any your name," said Lanstron. ClarlBBa Eileen was triumphant. Sho had been waiting for days with tho revolution when ho should ranko that old request. Now sho enunciated it with every vowol and consonant cor roctly and primly uttorod; Indeed, sho ropoated It four or five times In proof of complete mastery. "A protty name. I've often wonderod how you came to glvo It to her," Bald Lanatron to Mlnnn. "You do like It!" exclaimed Minna with girlish eagornoss. "I gavo hor tho most beautiful nnmo I could thluk of because" sho laid her hand caress ingly on the child's hoad and a ma-donna-llko radiance stole Into hor face "becauso she might at least havo a beautiful namo when" tho dull blnzo of a recollection now burning in hor eyoa "when thero wasn't much pros pect of many beautiful things coming Into hor life; though I know, of course, that the world thinks sho ought to bo called Maggie." Proceeding leisurely along the main path of tho drat terrace, Uinstron fol lowed It past tho rear of tho houso to the old tower. Long ago the moat that surrounded the castlo had boon filled In. Tho green of rows of grapo vines lay against tho background of a mat of Ivy on tho ancient stono walls, which had been cut away from tho loopholes set with window glass. The door was open, showing a room that had been clnacd In by a celling of boards from tho wnllB to tho circular Btalrway that ran nloft from tho dungeons. On tho floor of flags wero cheap rugs. A num ber of soed nnd nurucry catalogues wero piled on a round tablo covered with a brown cloth. "Hello!" Lanetron called softly. "Hello!" ho called louder and yet louder. Deceiving no answer, ho retraced hl3 stops nnd seated himself on tho second torraco In a secluded spot In the shndow of tho ilrst torraco wall, whero ho could boo anyono coming up the mnln flight of stops from tho road. When Marta walked sho usually camo from town by that way. At length tho Bound of a slow atop from another di rection broko on his oar. Some ono was approaching along tho path that 4f Speck In the Blue Far Away. ran at his foot. Around tho corner of tho wall, In his workman's Suuday clothes of black, but wearing his old straw hut, appeared Poller, tho gar dener. Ho paused to oxamlno a roso bush and Lanstron regarded him thoughtfully. As ho turned away ho looked up, and a glanco of doflnlto and unfalter ing recognition was exchanged bo twoon tho two mon. They had tho garden to thomaolves. "Gustavo!" Lanatron exclaimed un der his breath. "Lanny!" oxclnlmod tho gardener, turning over a branch of tho roao bush. Ho seemed unwilling to risk talking opouly with Lanstron "You look tho good workman In his Sunday boat to a T!" said Lanatron. "nelng etononlenf," returned Poller, with a trace of drollory la his voice, "I hoar vory welt at tlmoa. Toll mo" his whlspor was quivering with eagerness- "shall we tight? Shall we fight?" "We arc uearor to It than wo have ovor boon In our tlmo," I-unstron re plied. Tho hat still shaded Poller's face, his stoop was unchanged, but tho branch in his hand ohook. "Honest?" ho exclaimed. "Oh. tho chanco ot It! Tho chanco of it!" "Gustavo!" Lanstrou'B volcft, Btlll low, camo In ji gust of sympathy, and tho pockot which concealed his hand gavo a nervous twitch as If It hold Bomothiug alive and distinct from his own being. "Tho trial wears on youl Do you want to go?" "No!" Pollor shot back Irritably. "No! ho repeated resolutely. "I don't want to go! I moan to bo gamo I " Ho shlftod his gnzo from tho buah which ho still pretended to oxamlno and suddenly broko off with: "Miss Galland Is coming!" A Lanstron started toward tho steps that Marta wob ascending. Sho moved leisurely, yet with a certain springy enorgy that suggested that sho might have como on tho run without being out of breath or seeming to havo mado an effort "Hello, stranger!" sho called as shoJ aw him, and quickened her pace. "Hollo, pedagogue!" ho responded. As they shook hands they swung their nrma back and forth like a pair of romping children for a moment. "Wo had a grand session of tho school this morning, tho largest class overt " she said. "And tho points wo scored off you soldiers! You'll find disarmament already in progress when you roturn to headquarters. Wo'ro Ir resistible, or at least," sho addod, with a flash of Intensity, "wo'ro going to bo somo day." "So you put on your war-pnlntl" "It must bo tho pollen from tho hy drangeas!" Sho flicked her handker chief from her belt and passed It to him. "Show that you know how to bo useful !" Ho performed tho task with delib erate caro. "Heavens! You oven havo some on your ear and Bomo on your hair; but I'll leave it on your hair; it's rathor bo coming. Thero you aro!" ho concluded. "Oft my hair, too!" "Vory well. I always obey orders." "I oughtn't to hnvo asked you to do It at all!" sho exclaimed with a sud den chaugo of manner aa they started up to tho houso. "Dut a habit of friendship, a habit of liking to bollovo In ono'e friends, was uppermost. I forgot. I oughtn't even to havo shaken handB with you!" , "Martn! What now, Marts,?" ho askod. Ho had known her in reproach, In anger. In laughing mockery, In mili tant seriousness, but never before like this. Tho pain and Indignation In her eyes camo not from tho sheer hurt of a wound but from tho hurt of its source. It was as If ho had learned by tho slgnnl of Its loss that ho had a deeper hold on her than ho had rcal lzod. "Yes, I havo a bone to pick with you," alio said, rocovoring a grim sort of fellowship. "A big bone! If you'ro half n friend you'll give mo tho very marrow of It." "I am ready!" ho answered more pa thetically than phlloaophlcally. "Thero's not tlmo now; after lunch eon, when mother Is taking her nap," sho concluded na thoy camo to tho last atop and saw Mrs. Galland on the veranda. Ater luncheon Mrs. Galland kept bat tling with her nods until nature was victorious and Bho fell fast asleop. Marta, grown restless with Impatience, suggested to Lanstron that thoy stroll in the garden, and they took the path past tho houso toward tho castlo towor, stopping in an arbor with high hodges on either sido around a statue of Mercury. "Now!" exclaimed Marta narrowly. "It was you, Lanny, who recommend ed Feller to us aa a gardener, compe tent though deaf! I have provod him to bo a man of most sensitive hearing. I didn't let htm know that he was dis covered. You brought him here you, Lanny, you aro tho one to explain." "True, ho Is not deaf!" Lanstron re plied. "Ho Is a spy?" sho asked. "Yea, a spy. You can put things In a bright light, Marta!" He found words coming with dllllculty In face of tho pain and disillusion of hor set look. "Using somo man as a pawn; sotting him as a spy in tho garden where you havo been tho welcome friond!" sho exclaimed. "A spy on what on my mother, on Mlnnn, on me, on tho flow ers, as a part of this monstrous gamo of trickery and lies that you aro play ing?" Thoro was no trnco of angor in hor tone. It was that of ono mortally hurt. Anger would havo boen easlor to bear than tho measuring, penetrating won der that found him guilty of such a horrlblo part. Those oyes would havo confused Partow hlmsolf with tho steady, welling Intensity of tholr gazo. Sho did not soc how his loft hand was twitching and how ho stilled Its move- mont by pressing It against tho bench. "You will tako Feller with you when you go!" sho said, rising." Lanstron dropped his head In a kind of shaking throb of his wholo body and raised a faco whlto with appeal. "Martn!" Ho was speaking to a pro Hie. vory sonsltlvo and yot llko Ivory. "I'vo no excuse for such nn nbuso of hospitality except tho obsession of a loathsome work that Bomo man must do and I was aet to do. My God, Marta! I censo to be natural and human. I ntu a machine. I kcop thinking, what If war comes and homo orror of mine let tho enemy know whero to strike tho blow of victory; or If there woro Infor mation I might havo gained nnd failed to gain that would havo given us tho victory If, becauso I had not done my part, thousands of lives of our soldiers wero sacrlilced noedlesaly!" At that sho turned on him quickly, hor fnco softening. "Yoh do think of that tho lives?" "Yes, why shouldn't I?" "Of thoso on your side!" she ex claimed, turning away. "Yos, of those first," ho replied. "And, Marta, 1 did not tell you why Pollor was hor becauco he did not want mo to." CHAPTER VI. A Crisis Within a Crisis. Following tho path to tho towor lclaurcly, thoy had reached tho tower. Poller's door was open. Marta looked Into tho room, finding In tho neat ar rangement of Its furniture a now sig nificance Ho was absont, for It was tho dinner hour. "On my recommendation you took him," Lanstron said. 'Yes, on yours, Lanny, on n friend's! You" sho put a cold emphasis ou tho word ''you wanted him hero for your pinna! And why? You haven't an swered that yot. What purposo of tho war game does ho servo In our gar den?" His look pleaded for patience, whllo he tried to smile, which wan rather dif ficult In faco of her attitude "Not altogether In tho gardon; part ly In tho towor," ho replied. "You are to bo In tho whole secret, and In such a way as to make my tomptatlon clear, 1 hopo. First, I think you ought to see tho setting. Lot us go In." Impolled by a curiosity that Lan stron's manner accentuated, she en tered tho room. Apparently Lanstron wns familiar with tho promises. Pass ing through tho sitting-room into tho room adjoining, whoro Feller Btorod his tools, ho opened a door that gavo on to the circular stone steps leading down into tho dungeon tunnel. "I think wo had hotter havo a light," ho said, and when ho had fotched ono from tho bedchamber ho descended tho stops, asking her to follow. They wero In a passage six foot in height nnd about threo feet broad, which seemed to lead on Indefinitely Into clammy darkness. Tho dowy walls sparkled In fantastic and ghostly Iridescence under the rays from tho lantern. Tho dank air lay moist against tholr faces. "This Is far enough." Ho paused and raised tho lantern. With its light full In her faco, sho bllnkod. "Thero, nt tho height of your chin!" Sho noted a motnl button painted gray, set at tho sldo of one of tho stonesof tho wall, which looked un real. She struck tho stono with her knuckles and It gavo out tho sound of hollow wood, which was followed, as an echo, by a llttlo laugh from Lan stron. Pressing the button, a panel door flew open, revealing a telephono mouthpiece and receiver Bet In tho recess. "Like a detective play!" wero the first words that sprang to her lips. "Well?" As she faced around hor oyes glittered In tho lantern rays. "Well, havo you any other llttlo tricks to show mo? Are you a Blelght-of-hand artist, too, Lanny? Are you going to tnko a machine gun out of your hat?" "That is the wholo bag," ho an swered. "I thought you'd rather boo It than havo It described to you." "Having seen it, let us go!" sho said, in a manner thnt implied further reck oning to comq. "It out of a thousand possible sources ono source succeeds, then tho cost and pains of the other nine hun dred and ninety-nine aro moro than re paid," he was saying urgently, the sol dier uppermost in him. "Somo of tho best service we have had has been ab surd lu its simplicity and its audacity. In time of war moro than ono battle has been decided by a thing that waB a trifle in Itself. No mntter what your preparation, you can never remove the clement of cbnuce. An hour gained in information about your cnomy's plans may turn the tldo In your favor. A Chinese peasant spy, becauso he hap pened to bo intoxicated, was ablo to glvo tho Japanoso warning In tlmo for Kurokl to make full dispositions for receiving the Uusslan attack in force at tho Sha-ho. Thoro are many other Incidents of like nature In history. So is Is my duty to neglect no possible method, howevor absurd." By tills time ho was at tho head of tho steps. Standing toone sldo, ho of fered his hand to assist Marta. Dut she seemed not to seo It. Her aspect was that of downright antagonism. "However absurd! Yoa, it is absurd to think that you can mnko mo a party to any of your plans, for " She broko off abruptly with staring eyes, as if she had seen an apparition. Lanstron turned and through tho door ot the toolroom saw Feller enter ing tho sitting-room. Ho was not the bent, deferential gardener. His fea tures were hard-set, a fighting rago burning in his eyes, his sinews taut as if about to spring upon an adver sary. When ho recognized tho in truders ho turned limp, his head droppod, hiding his faco with his hat brim, and ho Bteadlod himself by rest ing a hand on tho tabic edgo. (TO BE CONTINUED 1 OVERSIGHT THAT WAS FATAL Llght-Fingered Gentleman Might Have Got Away With the Coat But for One Thing. A fellow stole a coat hanging In front of a clothing store tho other aft ternoon But tho proprietor was on tho Job, and before tho thief was half a block nway ho had tho police and mont of tho neighbors on tils trail. Tho poor fellow who had Uiken the cont was really coatlcss before the crime. And as he ran ho struggled Into tho abstracted article, which tit led him protty well, all things consid ered. And when ho was apprehended, about four blocks from tho starting point, ho protested his innocence stoutly. "What d'yo moan 1 stolo tho coat?" ho sold. "I've had this coat all sum mer. Why, I ain't had It off my back for a week!" "You ain't, ain't you?" Bneered tho policeman. "An' havo you woro that there coat hangor IiiBldo it ucrost yer shoulders all thnt tlmo?" Saying that the arm of tho law grasped tho iron hook projecting above tho collar, dragged tho victim to tho comer and callod tho wagon. Parlor Tricks. Hill Did you evor tako part in any parlor magic? Jill Oh, yes; that's how my wife hypnotized mo Into marrying her In the cup make it, with hot water, quick. Van Houten's Rona Cocoa. A tasty drink. Half pound red can 25c XT MTFn to hear from owner of good farm WAIN 1 CL' for Mile, tfoticl description nnd price Srtk,.lni IliilMia iritj,Urpt.A,lllMil.lU,BlM, Nebraska Directory TifPAXTONllS Rooms from Jl.OO up single, 75 cents up doublo. 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And tho woman, glancing from the window at a certain workman, for an instant thought: "How I wish I had that brawny la borer's strength and Joy of life! How I envy him his power, his physical perfection, tho wonder of his man hood, his freedom from tho shncklos that bind me. Ho Is his own master, while I am a slave tho slavo of a man I despise!" At that moment tho laborer paused long enough by tho deep chasm whoro his engine rocked, to glanco Into tho motor as It sped by him. And ho thought: "Oh, to bo llko her! To know lels suro nnd wealth and re3t! To bo freo from drudgery and toll, to como and go as I pleased! To throw off tho chains of debt and worry, and hnvo tho days and nights stretch ahead of mo llko a field of flowers!" But in another Instant tho motor was gono. Tim torchlights flared brlghtor than over. And each had forgotten tho other. Judgo. How It Happened. "How did tho cashier of your bank get into Jail?" "Loft tho 's' off speculation." 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