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CHAPTER XVI, For two days the watchers of the trail waited In their ambosfa, but no banters or search party left the poet. Then, one morning, at daylight, from the thick acrid) of the short sooth of Ogoke, two men looked long through binoculars at the chimneys of the snow-blanketed cabins, and smiled Into each other's wind-burned faces when they saw that from more than half there rose no stooke of cooking fires. Of the group of tipis of bush Indians which had dotted the dealing In October, bat two now remained. It was the turn of the old OJibway and two young Indiana to stand guard on the trail to the game country. Michel and Steel were too far to the south to overtake Laflatnuse's men, so they struck straight back to camp, confident of the outcome—for old Wa goab guarded the trail. That morning, as the stars faded and dawn broke blue and bitter over the eastern ridges, an old man with hate in his heart prayed for the com ing of one for whom be bad waited long. With hoods pulled over frost blackened faces from which rose the steaming columns of their breath, Wa gosh and his two companions shuffled back and forth on* their anowahoes, beating their shoulders with mtttened hands, for the stinging cold pierced their caribou capotes. "It may not be that be will come today," said the old Indian In his native tongue, "but If a French man, short, with legs that curve like a bow, comes with others, they paaa and we follow, until they separate to hunt Then you wtU take the others, while I follow him alone—for be la mine. Wagosb. the fox, will know what to do." - i heard his story. Bat this morning the watchers of the trail bad not long to wait As the lifting sun filtered through the forest, stabbing the blue shadows with lances of tight Wagosb suddenly stopped the whispered conversation with: "Blsanl shish I" . Crouched in a thicket of young fir, their guns stripped of their skin cases, the three stiffened, listening. Pres ently to their straining ears drifted the faint click of snowshoes. Push ing aside some low branches the OJib way peered down the trail In the di rection of the sound. After a space of breathless waiting, his companions saw bis arm tremble. Then, shivering like a man chilled to the bone, the old Indian turned a face fierce with passion, and whispered ; "Let them pass. He has come!" Swinging rapidly up the trail moved the stocky figure of Black Baptiste followed by an Indian whose eyes shifted furtively to right and left as he walked. When the two bad passed from sight, three shapes, leav ing the troll, followed tike shadows, on muffled shoes. Two mites beyond, where tbe fresh tracks of a moose crossed tbe path in the snow, and the banters from Ogoke separated, Wa gosh left his friends, to pick np the webbed imprints of the larger shoes of his man. Then two still bunts started through the soundless forest—the •talk of moose, and of man. Over tbe new snow, as swift and as noise less ss a wolf after ptarmigan, the banter of Black Baptiste closed in. Evidently In doubt of tbe direction of the movement of the air, the French man stopped to test it with bis bare hand. Then be went on, until the sudden lengthening of tbe stride In the snow Indicated that tbe mooee had scented danger and started to travel. With a cone tha banter lifted both shoulders In a gesture of defeat The shifting air had betrayed him. He turned from the trail he bad fol lowed and struck out in a new direc tion. Shortly, as ha stopped and knelt on a' knee to tighten tbe thongs of e shoe, a voice straightened him to his feet with a Jerk, nervously fing ering tbe trigger at bis goo. His shifting eyes searched the inscrutable spruce that walled him to. Trapped, helpless, he flinched from tbe expect ed flash of the hidden rifle. "Drop the gun!" Tbe fingers of tbe Frenchman re laxed. The gun slipped to the snow at Us feet "Marche!" The command snapped •n the frosty sir like a whiplash. Slowly the henchman of Lafiamme ebeyed the order of hla concealed ene my. Then a crouching figure, with half-raised rifle, stole from a clump ef young growth and followed. A hundred feet fron the gun. Bap ttote, shaking with four and rage, his captor. "What do you want!" be demanded to OJibway. Tbe Mack eyes of Wagoah biased «ritrh «taUaftmtt. tos hood waa pttttew. At laat he "You W< riverT* Bo Mi off tha words the tether of toe ffhf at of toe The«, aa hte aerras and he la Araperaäo» toward the tfeatom. wm a groan too Ojtoway ta ton By GEORGE MARSH (CopjrHsht hr tS* Fna Pa Mithin* Ca.) <w. N. O. Sana.) = The dased Frenchman, stopped short In his nub. rocked on his feet— then stumbled forward, grasping bis knife. As be hurled himself, with s downward slash, ou the heap in the snow, he met an upward throat which buried the blade of W ago ah in bis body. Then on tbe white floor of tbe for est, a man blinded by flame and pow der, and one mortally hurt struck and slashed until strength left their arms and they lay together, hunter and bunted, motionless, on the crimsoned There Steele and Michel found them. "Knife fight!" cried the Iroquois. "What happen to Wagosb gun ?" He picked up tbe cheap trade-gun with Its bnrst breech. "Ah-bah ! He get mow een de muxsle an' she bust w en .if 00 * , , „ ^o° ba<5 > P°° r old man ! He could have shot Baptiste at the ambush, but Ae wanted to settle It alone—tell hlm who he was, I suppose." "Yea, be mak' dis feller drop heea gun—den he stop heem for to talk." sald Michel, examining the trail of Baptlste. "Wen Wagosb shoot an' de gun tost, de Frenchman Jump on heem wid de knife." Michel gently turned over tbe frosen body of the old Indian, expos beyond recognition, when It could be buried, The Dozed Frenchman Stopped Short tog the face, powder-burned and torn, "By gar ! He fight heem wldout hees eyes! 'Brave old Wagosb !" Steele looked, and turned away, sick at heart He had liked the simple-hearted OJibway. "I tell yon dat eet was all right Old Wagosb watch de trail.? 'Tea, the trail was safe with Wa *° 8h - he Ca ° , re ** P€#ce - He d!d wbat be came to do. "I wish heem moch game een de H A PP /t? nn ^ S^ UD '£i ® dd t d . iIlchel And the two returned to their camp and sent a sled to bring in the body to be cached under logs until spring, Bobbed of the Joy and solace of b * r A n rto " a: to ° to < ? > * ," t .,° n *_Ü rePin * with h«- father, her bead r ** t, "« oa the back of her chalr her eyes closed, For a half hour the factor bad brood ed over his future, oblivious of her preeence. Then, suddenly aware of V >4? V 2T ü®7 • f « in His Rush. a. » her silence, be glanced curiously at the girl's averted face. From tbe closed eyes teen traced their way down her cheeks while the sensitive mouth quivered with tbo misery of her thoughts. "Denise I Ton poor child !" "Ton moat not mind foolish tears," she said. "I miss my violin so." He shook his head at the subter-1 fuge, then voiced the course of hla thoughts "If only they win at Ogoke and rid the country of that scoundrel, this will be a strong post. Be will not dare to dose It—I will defy him to. Steele has told them to Montreal." "Tea, but wbat of me!"* she groaned. "I have given him my prom The face of 8t. Onge flushed with passion. "The day yoa married that man I would shoot him aad then my self" She went to the factor and sitting on the arm of hla chair, stroked tala bowed head. "No, no; not that, not that, dear" she eootbed. "I am not worth it." He suddenly straightened, and naked; "You will show me that lot ter!" "Tea, If you wish It" Denise took an envelop« from her desk and hand ed it to her father, who opened the "MadetaoieeUe St. Oagef -You may be interested to know honored us with his presen ce hie way bran# to Napigoa la October, Aa he was drowsed ha toe Jackfiath rap ids, I am at liberty to soy that i found 1 Rising, the factor faced the girt, the hand holding the letter shaking from his emotion. "And y on believed this woman— took her word against hla!" "Why not T He admitted that La Hamme surprised them." she answered la a strained voice, avoiding her fa "Wliat does It matter ther's eyes, now? I have glvc^my word." -—t;-- "Will you tell me thisr be de manded. "Ton loved this man when he left for home In September! 1 know, for you were happy." Her black eyes met his bravely. "When he left here I believed in a beautiful thing—hut that, somehow, has died." "If It died." be answered, "why, when you thought him dead, did you cry night after night—1 heard you in your room; 1 knew from your playing —why was the shock—the Joy, so great when be returned to fight for She dM not anawer -*j t>elleve you love him still. In gpi te of wha * yon 8 ay. He bas loved I you from the first ; I could see it He I jj gacriflclng much for ua—proving j,ia ( ove f 0r you every day, and yet yoa «now this lie of a low woman to poison your mind." with a gesture of hopelessness, she . tù teave t he room, avoiding bis eyes. «i do not know If they can save tbe post," said St. Onge. "I may have to leave the company—e ruined man Bnt j tell you thl8j that the woman who throws sway the love of Mon- | sieor Steele will live to be haunted by j regret « She turned a white face at the door. oar as she said: "You forget that I have, given Monsieur La see 11 es my promise." a _ -M It was a "poudre day" at Ogoke. In the gray dawn a tall figure had left tbe scrub of the shore, mile« be low and out of sight of the post, to examine the trail on tbe lake Ice, which led south to tbe Rouge and the Jackflsh. Michel bad smiled with satisfaction to find that a sled bad passed since tbe fall of snow two nights before. The mystery which ringed the doomed post, as the forest rings a clearing, was doing its work. Unnerved by the fate of those win had gone downriver and into the hunt* ing country, never to return, the peo ple were slipping away from Ogoke to the night as from a spot plague ridden. The day of Lafiamme was nearing Us sunset. There could be few left, now, to drink bis whisky. Hq was finished. The moment for walk ing to on the trader and Big Antoine was at band. A* he backtracked to the camp- the bold features of, the Iroquois, in his fur hood, lit with Joy as he gloated | over the victory they had won—won with tbe toll and sweat of two months' ceaseless effort He smacked his lips j at the thought of meeting Lafiamme— the man who bad murdered in cold | blood—planned the ruin of Walling j ft would be a sweet moment, that, when he looked Into tbe faces of the pa l r of cutthroats, Lafiamme and Big | Antoine. j He swung along over his backtracks, bis snowshoes raising the powdery * snow llke «grossed In plans for the future. As he entered some flm ber, thick with young growth, a rifle flll8hed on h,a flankI The man ,n th< ' trail took a step forward—swayed, a» his gun slipped from his hsnds-then j longed headlong to tbe snow and lay motionless. For a space. In the windless mom mg. the forest was without sound Then a chickadee called, and curious, " ,,ed down t0 ln8pect the 81111 8h8 P < ' to tbe trail. Presently a mooae-blrd croaked Again alienee shut in. After an Interval there was a movement in the thicket of young spruce. Branches were parted, to ( River—who bad dared insuit Denise. j make way for a swart face from | stricken thing in the snow, j cocked, the assassin cautiously left his ambush. Standing over tbe still body, face down, with a knee curious which sinister eyes gloated on the Gun thrust forward. hammer | l y bent under, be laughed to triumph, his snowsboe at the back of the hood ed head. But at the movement, the lifted Toot In its «nowshoe was gripped and held, while the head and shoul dors of tbe man at hla feet lunged into his legs, carrying him with | cry of surprise backward to tbe snow. as he kicked viciously with the toe of Hampered by the shoes whlcti trapped and anchored their feet, the two fought; one. desperately for his life; the other, for the settlement of old score*—and this shot from tbe spruce. Rot the strength and fury of the raw-boned Iroquois soon wore down the man beneath him who fran tlcaliy strained and twisted to break the pip on bis throat (TO BB CONTINUED » Mythical Grach Haro in Greek mythology Adonis was a beautiful young boy, beloved by Tenus and Proserpine. They quarreled about hts possession, but too dispute was settled by Jupiter, who decreed that Adonis should annually spend eight months with Venue In tbe upper world and four months with Proserpine In (J}# ^ f wou n ded by a wild boar, during the She yearly mourned him l ev* T< Adnata."« poem entitled "T CMy ■m i*—-a AFT. I 7» 1-3 LZ LI c 3 > ft fi Ci C 2 J V. Thrae-Tube Raoelver Unaxoalled for Dlatano*. Volume and Ton«. Square Wound Toroidal Colla Ql«a tha Circuit f LflF, Ï 0 o 6+90V. 5+45V. A+B A . . * nt day P* rfectlo 9- the regenera Ove receiver, as such, has almost be come ert,nct because of its radiating qunl!tiea whlch «poll general recep Uon for m,,e8 around - and because It u nt * selective enough to tune through * nuuiber of Dearb 7 broadcasting sta tlo i s Regeneration is e great help to any r* d, ° 8et , Wh « n ln 8 abar P »on to« receiver It will add sufflclent Regeneration is one of the moat wonderful things of radio, without which the entire broadcasting situa tion would not have reached its pres , *° ume t0 *» ual * regenerative set. using a greater number of tubes The circuit shown here was devised by of corporation to produce a three-tube set, employing regeneration and radio frequency amplification. The radio frequency makes It a dis tance getter and prevents radiation, and the regeneration produces the volume and sensitiveness required to operate satisfactorily under 1Ô20 con ditions. No h d , tratJn£ how Hertz' discoveries mni i ^ £jja the ba8i| „^practical sys , eaL The w created bv Hertr' «„.i devoted hi« attention to fhe „„,k lea. The waves created by Hertzs i rn<to a pp arfl tug could only be deteot ed at distances from the appa ratm waa necessary that two things be done before Hertz' methods couM ^ adaD ted to practical wireless Fl^ lt^ 1.1^0 devise some more'powerful means of propagating the waves, and, second, a better detecting device than tbe «Impie wire loop and spark gap that he had used bad to be worked out. Marconi solved both of thnsn nroh i combined. Make Sharper Tuning Set. " Toroidal colls make this combina tion possible, by eliminating interstage coupling. The magnetic field of the transformers is confined In the colls. The toroid colls also prevent the pick up of local stations by the coils them selves and make a much sharper tun ing set. The new All-American shielded straight line frequency con densers are recommended to prevent crowding of tbe stations on the lower waves Only one stage of audio frequency Is provided, and if this be constructed with one of the laboratory model FOREFATHERS OF RADIO By QEORQE LEWIS •f Tbe Creator Radio Corporation. e ma. « 'V' - - O. Marconi. Very early in Ms experiments. Mar cool mode the discovery that if one electrical terminal of the transmitting or recel ring apparatus were connect ed to Urn earth and tbe other end con nested to a metal plate or wire ana pended Ugh to the air, the range over which transmission and reception could be accomplished would be multi plied many times. Marconi's earth connection Is known today aa tbe '■ground," and bis suspended wire or piste la wbat we know aa on "aerial" or "antenna " in the tinv of detecting device h Improved ap instrument first thought of by Braoty, and known as the "coherer," This instrument is a re lay, enabling toe feeble vibrating elec put carrant set op In the receiving rire«» by the radio waves to release carrant team a leca) battery. Of those improvements Bf lyrlc transformers, reproduction of music and speech will be as clear and undtstorted as on a one tube set. The regenerative feature is con trolled by a small variable condenser of approximately .00015 mfd. that per mits the tubes to be brought gradual ly up to the point of oscillation, or "hot spot," where reception is best The Parts Needed. Few parts are needed, and the set can be assembled with a T by 18 or 21-Inch panel and cabinet, without Two controls, an Ideal crowding. system of tuning a radio set. are used. To construct the receiver you will need tbe following Hat of pa rts: One toroid coupler, type Tl (H). One toroid coll, type T2 (L2). One universal coupler, type R 140 <1-3). Two straight line frequency con densers, type CS5 (Cl and 2). One variable condenser, approxi mately .00015 mfd. capacity (C8). One audio transformer, type R12 (AFT 1). One large fixed condenser, OJJ to 1.0 mfd. Three sockets. One grid leak. One .00025 mfd. grid con (Jen»er. One 0 ohm rheostat Binding posta, wire, screws, ate. The UV109 or C2O0 type of tubes may be used If the rheostat it 10 to 15 ohms. One rheostat controls the three tubes and it Is not advantageous to provide a separate rheostat for each tube, The 45-volt "B" battery binding poet is for tbe detector tube, which should not be of the regular UV200 or CSOO type, unless tha voltage Is lowered to 22^ volts Marconi was able to conduct many suc cessful .demonstrations of practical wireless telegraphy to England. In 1808, permanent stations wem es tab llshed for communication between Alum bay and Bournemouth, England a distance of 14H miles. A year later communication waa maintained be tween England and France. Farmer* Great Users of Radio, Report Disclose« Radio for farm use could receive no better recommendation than the sta tistics found In the annual report oi Secretary of Agriculture Jardine. H« teile that a survey made by county agents In 1928 Indicated that then were about 140,000 radio sets on term throughout the country. In 1924 ths estimated number of seta Jumped to 866,000 sod In 1925 to 558,000. Radio sets per county increased from 61 to 1923 to 204 to 1925, an In crease of.800 par cant Wbat mon evidence could on# wish to prove that farm folks appreciate tbe broadcast tog service now available! Twenty four agricultural colleges maintain radio broadcasting stations. 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