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V A kl L'.lf, 9k ** /VALLEY 7VOICES M v GEORGE MARSH £ AUTHOR. OF " TOILERS Of THE TRAIL " "THE WHELPS OF THE WOLF * x COPYRIGHT by THE PEHN PUBLISHING CO . - K Is CHAPTER VÏ —Continued —11— "Will you promise me—that you will — not—" He hardly knew what be wished ic ask from the girl who so tensely listened. There had been nothing between them. He had no right—bat in spite of his diffidence found himself begging; "You will not destroy yourself—that beautiful tal ent, that—soul, tecause you think to save your father?" He was talking recklessly now, all reticence gone. "No matter what happens to the post —what Lascelles tries to do, promise me that you will not throw your hap piness. your life, to the winds. It Is not necessary, as you may think. I have ample means, I will gladly finance your father—1 have Influence; I'll take It up with headquarters In Montreal. We'll beat Lascelles! Don't —don't destroy yourself, mademoi selle!" As he finished, she was smiling at him through mist-blurred eyes, then rose and went to the window. "You have not already?" he faltered, thinking of her letter to Albany. From the window came the low an swer. "I am the fiancee of Monsieur Lascelles." "You are road—mad," he groaned, stunned, unable to accept, now that he had heard It* what he had feared. "I had no right to ask you—what I did. But I could not help It. mademoiselle. I might have known—the heart of you —was dead. You have killed a beau tiful thing." She suddenly turned a tragic, face. "Monsieur, you may wonder why I let you say these things, hut you have guessed the reason," and she placed her hands on her breast, "the heart of me—Is dead." And she left the room. To remain longer under the factor's roof, to sit at dlnne$ with this hope less girl, who had bartered her hap piness for her father's welfare, and the man whq was brute enough to ac cept the sacrifice, was unthinkable, so Steele went to the little room which had been his since his coming, to pack his duffle hag. There he found Char lotte, watting. "You weesh for to mnree ma'm' nelle?" the Indian abruptly demanded. The question was startling, but did honor to the loyalty of the grave-faced woman who confronted him. "She It to marry Monsieur Las er Ilea." said Steele gently, touched by the evident friendliness which prompt >■ *d Charlotte to seek him out. "She hate M'sleu Lascelles!" vehe mently protested the OJIbway. "She cry an' cry w'en she send heem de let tnlr. You are de good roan. Michel say. Daveed tell you have beeg house, far away sont'. You tak' ran'm'selle, she link you good man. she weel go wld you for your woman!" Steele's pulse quickened at the Would she go with me. thought. would she go with me?" he repeated to himself. "If I were man enough to fake her from her father? She could never face a future with lascelles !" Then his knowledge of Denise St Onge asserted Itself. "But no, she has given her word; and she'll keep It. She's that kind. She would never desert her father, and she's tound herself to Lascelles. It's too late!" Searching his face with eager eyes Charlotte waited for his answer. Made Tfs too late—Charlotte, molselle has already told the French man that she wlH marry him." The scowl of contempt which greeted bis reply transformed the dark face of tbe OJIbway Into that of a fury. She bad placed her faith In this Amer ican. and he had tailed her. "Daveed tell me you are good man to fight—have de strong heart." she buried at him. "Why yon have de fear ov dat leetle Frenchmans—are you teeg rabbit? Why yon not tak' her away een de cano'? She weel go!" Again, a fierce exultation swept him. Charlotte must know her mis tress' secret thoughts to speak so con fidently. What he had of late felt— sensed—In the presence of Denise St. Onge; what he had put aside as Im possible, unbelievable — an illusion, based on his own emotions—might, after all, have been her Instinctive call for help: the unvoiced reaching out of her heart to one who woold understand her need, failed her. Tbe rictim of bis own lack of vanity, he uad gone off up river and left her to solve her prob lem alone, to bind herself definitely to Lascelles. when, had be acted on hts Instincts, he might have saved her But he had from heracif. He had been blind—and lose Whst yon tell me—about mademoiselle—I — did not—know. But don't lose heart. First. I've work to de. Tin going to catch that Wlndtgo. Then—" Steele did not finish, for the »cowling "We roust wait. Charlotte. fire# of the OJIbway woman went a sickly gray at the asen do n of ths dread name, sod she disappeared Ag he hastily threw his clothes Into the canvas bag. the words of Charlotte. "She weel go wld you for your wom an," returned to mock him. Did the Indian really know, after all, or was she trying to force his hand? That this exquisite girl whom he had found In the northern forests, as one finds a Jewel In the grass, should have come to care for a man of whom she knew so little, seemed unbelievable. And yet more than once since that day on the mountain he had surprised a look In her eyes* which had strangely sent his pulses racing. And now that he knew he had been loving her all those precious days which be might have made Indelible In memory—he faced the bitter conviction that Denise St. Onge, once she had given her word, would keep It. He carried his bag to Michel's shack •md announced to the surprised owner 'hat he would eat and sleep there; r hen. while in search of David, he ran 'nto St Onge. "Monsieur Steele." the old so '«er rrlpped his guest's hand and vigorous ly shook It "You have my extreme admiration—and gratitude. Mon Dieu! But yob were magnificent Tq see you :uy friend and guest. Insulted before my eyes—aud how you made him ridiculous !" Steele's face hardened. "But your daughter—what of her?" he demanded, almost fiercely, of the wm* m m >a. |i Jl ISE « M Ii 1 m "You Forget That You Have No Right to Aek Anything of Me." man whose eyes wavered before his cold glance. "You have seen her?" ■"Yes, she has told me. She's ruined herself—thrown away her happiness— her life." "And all for me," sighed the father, "all for me !" "But you knew she would do It—to protect your future with the company ; and allowed her tinued pitilessly. In a voice, low. but carrying the bitterness of gall in Its tones. "Colonel St. Onge, you Juive permitted a beautiful soul to destroy Itself. You—" "Stop, monsieur!" St. Onge Inter rupted. In a voice broken with passion "You do not knew—and you are my friend, therefore I forget what you say. I have begged her not to do this —am prepared to leave the company. I will not allow such a thing. Why." and the factor shook his clenched fists in Steele's (tore. 'T would kill that pig Lascelles before I gave her to him." "But she has given herself to him, of her own free will, today. And she la a thoroughbred; she will keep her word." St. Onge glared Into Steele's Im mobile face. "She will never marr; that canaille. Monsieur Steele," he said pointedly, "the St Onges hare al ways known bow to defend their honor." The two were Interrupted by the ap pearance of Lascelles crossing the Hearing, and Steele, In no mood to meet the subject of the conversation, left the excited factor awaiting the approach of the man who was exult ing in his bard-won victory. Aa be turned away, he said: "I have moved my stuff to Michel's shack. It is need less for me to tell you how mnch I appreciate your hospitality and that of your daughter. Ton understand of coarse that 1 could not stay." "Yes, monsieur. It would only be embarrassing to you and to roe. bot I regret deeply to have you go." CHAPTER VII The following morning tbe people of Waiting River were at tbe river shore where three men stood beeide a loaded canoe near which tested a company birch bark. Theo approaching from the factor's house appeared the -figure of Denise St • « n re. He had seen her (tor a moment that morning, for hts contemplated Journey to the Feather lakes and the autumn camps of the OJibways, Interrupted hy their discovery of the day before, might admit of no return to the post before starting south. It all depended how early the winter broke. So he had called at the factor's to say good by until the sled trails were bard In November. For late into the previous night he bad sat with his two swart faced companions planning many things, and the first of these was an early return to Walling Blvçr with the fastest team of dogs that money would buy In the Nepigon country. Another was a systematic running down of th# mysterious marauder, on the snow, where his trail could not escape them ; the last, and most vital to Brent Steele he touched upon only to the extent of assnring Michel that Lascelles should never succeed In his plan to force Denise St. Onge Into a marriage to protect her father's future with the Revlllon Freres, notwithstanding the fact that she had already assented to hts wishes. And the lean half-breed had sprung to his feet with an oath, and wringing Steele's hand, cried : "Eef you do not come back, and he cum to tak' her to Alba wee| flu' dead man by name of Lascel tes een bees bed at Wallin' Riviere." "Never fear.'' Steele had answered, "David and I are coming back after Messieurs Lascelles and Wlndtgo." Steele was keenly curious of Denise St. Onge's motive In coming to the beach when he had already bade her good-by that morning at the house. He had said: "Mademoiselle. I am started again with David and may not return to Wailing River before going south. Will you promise this one thing?" "Monsieur Steele," she had replied, so patently fearing what the Ameri can might say that she lost control of her voice. "You forget that you have no right to ask anything of me." S sleu. dey But he had boldly Ignored her pro test. "I ask you, Denise St. Onge, not to throw away your future—your life —If you must—until spring. I am coming hack on the snow. In Novem ber. to clear up this mystery and—to save you from yourself." And with out waiting for her reply, for he did not dare trust himself, had left her. And now for some reason she was hurrying toward them, on a mission seemingly urgent Brent Steele watched the approaching girl with high hope. David and Michel ex changed curious glances. Then she reached them. "I could not have you go. Monsieur Steele," she said In her low, throaty voice, "without wishing you bon voy age." In her haste, a vagrant lock of black hair had loosed Itself and she caught it up with her left hand, as she extended her right to Steele. To her embarrassment he held the hand overlong In his as his eyes ques tioned hers. "You asked roe to make you a prom ise, monsieur," she said In a voice barely audible, looking from him to the hills to the south. "Well, I've come to aay, au revoir. You bave —my promise." And she swiftly disengaged her hand and had reached the clearing before Steele sensed to the full what her words had meant Then to Steele's brain, dazed with surprise and Joy, returned the words of Charlotte: 'She t'lnk yon good maa, the weel go wld you for your And he lifted his chest high with a deep breath, for be now be 'leved Charlotte had known. 8t Onge and Lascelles left the trade-house and approached the walt woman/ ing canoes. "Oood morning, gentlemen, you are late," greeted the man still In the clouds with the thought and picture of the girl who had but that moment entered her bouse. "Good morning, monsieur," St. Onge. "Monsieur Lascelles has de cided that he will not have time to go upriver." __ Steele smiled sarcastically at his rival. The temptation to turn the tables was overpowering. . "Possibly Monsieur Lascelles has too tender a heart to desire to look at a dead man—or Is it his nose?" He Lascelles' face went purple. U choked, made an Impulsive movement toward Steele who stood grinning, then gulped down bis anger as David laughed outright In hts face, while Michel turned his hack. Too clever to make a scene In which he was hound to appear at a disadvantage, the In spector, now In control of himself, proceeded to take his revenge by say tag: "No, monsieur, but a soldier and gentleman always gives precedence to the ladles. I have but a few days to stay here and I have decided to spend them all In the company of a very lovely lady, my fiancee. Made moiselle St Onge. (TO B> COWTTmjBD.) A DUfanc* First Gentleman of Color—Whaffo' yo' runnln' so, boy? Second Likewise—Ah done Jes' seed a ghost) "Wbsrr "•Bout six mile back." "Hub I To' dat much sheered & ghostea?" "Not or"n'ry ghostes—noasuh l But Ah done owed dat ghost a dollar elght-eebcn (** — American Weekly. Legion Progr**» "And hew long bave you been at this work?" tbe prison visitor asked. "Ob. Just long enough to get the bang of It," tbe new executioner re plied. m âJt.T.1 » 1 * Wh ° & Wtm « u g e S 5 a • K ■Oà 41*1 Ths Electrical Schematic Diagram of Toroid RF Simpl« Three-Tube 8«t, Using Crystal Detector. By LEWIS WINNER, In Radio World. A very simple three-tube set using a crystal as a detector Is shown In the Illustration. The receiver employs one step of tuned RF with regenera tion, a crystal detector and two steps of transformer coupled audio-fre quency amplification. On moat receivers, no matter how many stages of tuned RF you add, the signals of the local stations do not In crease much. This was found to be true on many teats with such receiv ers. The RF steps were so arranged that they could be snapped In and out of the circuit A station was tuned In. The RF tubes were put In and then out of the circuit The difference was so small that only with mllllameter In the output circuit could the effect be noticed. There are only about a down leads to make. No soldering Is necessary. The Orbit toroid colls were used In the set; also sir-gap sockets. Lite o f Parte J_ .. Two tuned radio-frequency trans formers (toroids) L1L2, L4L5. One variometer, L3. One crystal detector, CD (carborun dum). 4 Two audio-frequency transformers, AFTl, AFT2 (Acme). One H-ampere ballast resistors, RI. Three sockets (air-gap). Two .0005 mfd. vernier variable con densers, with dials, C1C2 (Ü. S. Tool). One single circuit Jack or two phone tips, Jl. One 8*4-lnch dial (for variometer). One A battery switch. One 7 by 21-tnch panel. One cable cord. One baseboard, 6 by 19 by *4. Accessories: Bus bar, mounting for crystal detector, batteries, phones, an tenna, ground and lead-in wire, etc. The shaft of the variable condenser. Cl, that shunts the secondary of the antenna coupler, L2. passes through a bole 8-16 Inch In diameter, which is 5% Inches from the left-hand edge of the panel, and 3*4 inches from the top and the bottom. Lay the template over this hole and then drill the hold ing botes according to those laid out upon the template. The same policy Is followed with the other variable condenser. The hole through which the abaft of the variometer LS passes It 10*4 inches from both the right and the left-hand edges. It is also 8*4 Inches from the top and the bottom of the panel. The hole for the shaft of the last variable condenser It S*4 locheg from the right-hand edge and 8*4 inches from the top and the bot tom of the panel. The hole for the filament control switch, 8, Is 10*4 Inches from th right and the left hand edges of the panel. It la *4 Inch from the bottom of the panel. This necessitates cutting away a small bit of the baseboard. The boles for the screws, which hold the baseboard, are best located by the bnilder, as these the depend upon the thickness of the base board. etc. I used a comparatively thin board and therefore had to place the screws very near the bottom the panel. We have now automatically placed the variable condensers, variometer, hoard aud switch. Angle Irons are used to mount the colls onto the con densers. These condensers have ape rial provisions for mounting the colls, which are placed at right angles to each other. The set of plates of one variable condenser runs In the oppo site direction to the other set of plates. That is, one condenser la mounted upside down. This was done so that the colls could conveniently be mounted. If the condensers are mounted In the regular fashion It will be difficult to mount the colls. The transformers are mounted at right angles to each other. The crys tal detector, which is of the fixed type, has a special type of mounting. You cannot fit It Into a grid leak bolder, as it la too small. Therefore take a pair of mountings and bolt them to gether, seeing when doing so, that the crystal fits Into the holders. You then have a perfect holder. This Is then screwed down to the baseboard and the crystal is fitted Into the clips. There was no Jack used when this set was constructed, although one Is shown in the diagram. A pair of phone clips, mounted at the extreme right of the set. were used. No large binding post .atrip la used. A battery cable was used Instead and attached to the prop er points. de go his the has He to In to a ' Wiring ths Set Tbe beginning of tbe primary wind ing, U, goes to tbe antenna poet on tbe small terminal strip. Tbe end of tbe same winding, LI, goes to tbe Gnd. binding poet. Tbe end of the second ary L2 winding goes to the G post on socket l nod .to the stationary plates ef the variable cond en s e r. CL The Im ginning of this same winding, L2, goes to the rotary plates of this variable condenser. Cl, and to one terminal of the resistance Rl. Now with the vari ometer you may have some difficulty when wiring up. Moat have binding posts, but some, auch as the one that was employed In this set, have none I I at all. If the latter ease prevails, scrutinise the variometer very care fully. See where the beginning of the stationary winding goes to and also where the end of the rotary winding goes to. In most cases the stator wind ing terminal goes to one frame and the rotary end to the other frame. Neither of these frames, of course, Is electrically connected. After finding these connections place small tags on them. The rotary winding will ter minate at the front of the variometer while the stationary winding will ter minate at the back. The rotary wind ing terminal goes to the P post on socket 1. The stationary winding goes to the beginning of the primary LS of the aecond RFT. Hie end goes to the B-f 45 (1) of th# cable. The begin ning of the secondary winding LS, goes to the variable plate of the vari able condenser. C2, and to the B+ post on the audio-frequency transformer APT1. The end of this winding goes to the stationary plates of the same variable condenser and also to one ter minal of the crystal detector (high po tential marked A on the carborundum). The other crystal goes to the P post of the audio-frequency transformer, AFT1. The F — post on socket 1, goes to the other terminal of the re sistance, RL The O post on AFT1 goes to the O post on socket 2. The F — post on the transformer goes to the same terminal that the beginning of L2 went to, or to one terminal of the resistance, Rl, The F — post at this socket goes to the F — post an | socket 1, and also 8. This common lead goes to one terminal of the re sistance. This means that the resist ance la In the negative lead of the fila ment. The P post on the socket 2 goes I to the P post on AFT2. The B-f | post on this socket goes to the BJ 67*4-volt cable lead (2). The O post on AFT2, goee to the O post on socket 8. The plate post on the same socket goes to either the top terminal of the single circuit Jack or to one terminal of the phone tips. The F-f of this socket goes to one terminal of the fila ment control switch, S. The other ter minal of this switch goes to the A-f B— cable lead. All the F*f leads from the sockets are common. All the grid returns ore placed In the negative lead of the A battery. No O battery la employed, although the same may he used. If you desire to use a 0 bat tery, break the two leads that come from the F poet of the two AFT, and bring the tame to th# C— lead of the Ô battery. The O-f lead goes to the A— lead. •Impie to Operate. This receiver la very simple to op erate. The only trouble that you may come up against Is the difficult con trolling of the oscillatory flow of the RF tube. Tills is due to the fact that many variometers will not oscillate over the complete broadcast band. A small 20-turn coll placed In series with the plate circuit of this tame tube will cure this ill. The two condenser dials should tune In step. Don't forget to reverse the leads of the crystal detec tor, In case the signals are not loud enough. Also reverse the A battery leads. A 100-foot antenna should be used. The ground should be made to the old faitiifni water pipe. If you find that the RF tube Is difficult to control, tbe Insertion of a 10-ohm rheo stat may help. I say may, because, with some tubes It helps and with others it U of no use. That Is, you bring the filament temperature up to a certain point and the tube starts to oscillate In the same manner. It you turn It down, it stops ail together, turn it up, It howl« too much. The variometer In this set should do all the controlling of the regeneration. By Increasing and decreasing the voltage, better or worse results will be obtained. Try changing the tubes around for louder signala. 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