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BEARER. OJJ J.ALLAN DUNN AUTHOR, y 'AMAN TO HIS MATE*" - •ftlMHOCK TRAIL • _ pa 0 / X r> t. o' coevUGHT *r 0000, M EAD and CO. W .MU, SEAV1CE CHAPTER VIII —11— _Prospect» Caleb secured an amiable, steady gaited saddle horse for his trip the next morning. He carried his creel, an awkward thing to a rider of his lack of experi ence. In It he packed his lunch and a survey Instrument or two with note book and drawing materials. In his rod case, another cumbersome thing for him to carry, he Included besides the Joints of hla, pole a steel rod that he had secured at a blacksmith's In the upper valley, a tempered probe to he used for Investigating depths of de posits. He had a geologist's hammer In one pocket. In another pipe and tobaceo. His camera was tied to the saddle. Leisurely he rode down the valley, diverging sometimes and climbing a ridge, probing with his. steel rod, tak ing photographs, making a contour sketch where the camera would not serve his purpose, marking closely the lip of strata, the character of rock formations, the general He of the coun try. Finally, close to noon, he rode down a wash, the sides of which were clothed In buckeye and oak, and lunched by the side of Boca creek,, where the two sycamores made an archway for its waters. He took the pendant from Its pack Thg and laid it Th the palm of hls hands. The artificer had done well. The liny fishes, united by the ribbon, were delicately yet sharply cut. Two fish united. A symbol of two living things that lived and moved In the same medium—water. Joined by a ribbon. Pisces and Aquarius. A swift suggestion came to him that the symbol might Indicate more than he had Intended when he ordered the trinket He flushed a little as he won dered whether the girl might devise some Intimate Intention In the design. Then he laughed at his own presump tion. It was her sign. Its connection with that on his own seal was fanci ful, far-fetched. He put the pendant hack, got np, rolled his blanket, saddled and rode out Into Callente Sink, turning south along the creek, on through the can yon to the suspension bridge. There he dismounted and led his horse down the bank to the edge of the creek. He took off his roll and thrust the blanket and raincoat Into the hollow of a tree that was masked with ferns, together with his creel and rod case. Unen cumbered, he loped on to El Nldo. "This Is my party call," he an nounced to Betty, who came to meet him, after Padilla, with a smile of greeting, had led away his mount for a grain feed and a promised rub-down and Maria had shown him into the . , , . . . , The girl looked grave seemed quiet, he fancied. But she brightened at the gift and accepted it without reserve. "is this really my sign? she asked. "One would think that I was s twin. "It was very thoughtful and or *1 nal of youi to choose this. I shal 1 ke It best of all mv gifts Something made for me. «ome hlng that belongs. If we are to credit the astrologers. Do you know we have an old volume that treats of such nonsense. Father . , » , « « _ i wilt be pleased, too." Her own pleas ure was so open and earnest that Ca leb felt his satisfaction growing. He They discussed the picnic and her friends. In frienffly fashion. Thurston had returned to his Fresno vineyards. The Tedders, It seemed, had liked Cn leh and wanted to see more of him. f'armen had reiterated her détermina tlon to Insist upon a new beret from him. "If It was only a souvenir of the occaslon," she had said. Betty ap peared Inclined to tease him a little about the Impression he had made on Carmen. "I am afraid I shall not see much of Miss Wilson," he said. "I expect to he very busy shortly." She did not Inquire specifically what ll c meant and he did not volunteer It. He did not mean to discuss hts dis covery with anyone until It was an ac compllshed fact—unless It became nec essaiy In the order of business. Later he might have to broach the subject to Betty and her father. At the end of an hour he rose to go and the girl ordered his horse saddled. She gave him her hand, cool and I CORRECT STS* rf *7 r?^7 O 1 (X 7 4 fttl*- -~1 wouldn't think of marryU* slim bdt with the grip that told of efficiency, and he rode off. He left the direct trail to the canyon and mounted to a low rolling ridge that paralleled the stream. His eyes roved the valley, looking again for the heachmarks he had noted on his first vMt _ And then he saw from the height what his previous trails had hidden from him—the grove of cedars about a low white railing and, within the fence, some white headstones—the three-geheratlons cemetery of the Clintons. He frowned a little at the sight, re membering the girl's declaration. But he did not forego his present purpose, lie was firm In his belief that public service was greater than private sen timent and he hoped that he could overcome the feelings of the father and daughter when the time came. If this obstacle had to be surmounted. It should be. He- was strong in hla conviction that he would overcome all hindrances to his great project, that already promised too much to be aban doned. It was nearing twilight when he came to the gorge. He considered It best not to risk a fire. He did not want his operations observed until he had come to a conclusion concerning them. He believed himself outside the bounds of the Clinton property, but ha was not cert a in . If he was mss * M , he feK that am , h|g ' daUKhteI . |n thelr pre8 * nt moodg 'of resolution regarding any disposition Hermanns vaUey . r „,ght resent what he waB about> , f they guessed lta a breach of hospitality. ^ he ^ ^ ^ ^ bUc weal lt outwe | K hed private conslderaUon9 he told him8e lf. ham m home the a ent H erma v * le WBg a prlvate holdlng> yet , necessity demanded It for a ^ bllc Iea dlng _ ' , haps to legislative procedure, might , , . _ ,n8 ' st ^ condemnation proceedings. Bnt ' if C1 i nt , on dld not y,eld * ra< * ful,y ' the «ffalr would create quite a IIMIIf W ' Vh«* "I Am Not In Love With Her," Caleb Said Half Aloud. 8t,r - and Ca,eb wou,d a P p '" ar to Bet y * nd her father In the light of a trescl^ eroU8 * 0es * taken advantage of thelr ho8 P ltallty t0 8 P y ont the ,and - They would bold him respon 8 * b * e tor ultimate condemnation and the desecration of the little graveyard, The face of Betty Clinton, hurt, In dlgnant, scornful, rose np before him. Perhaps he might be able to argue them to his standpoint, though he knew that Idea was hardly tenable. He wanted her good will. Some ln sflnct, entirely foreign to what be would hsve described as (food I ankee common sense, whispered that hla sc ti tlroent toward her was deeper-rooted than he imagined. That It might ripen Into love. A love that might be re clprocated and that would be well worth while. *T am not In love with her," Caleb said, half aloud. And, as he said It, he knew that the girl could not be , dropped out of hla life without leav I Ing « wound that would ache long you. Do. yon get roe?" Hi from the general trend of your con versation, I should Judge not."—Ore gon Orange Owl. ■Well, Appreciation •Didn't yon appreciate the kindness and consideration at the penitentiary?" "I sure did." answered BUI, the burg. "Then why did yon relapse Into y<mr old ways?" "I bad to do a little somethin' to get back in —W«mhin#toii Star. after it had become a scar. He was In the grip of complex emotions. Brain pointed out the importance of the project, born of his own talent», made possible by his talents. And the sex Instinct, the desire of one woman, wrestled with the offspring of his In tellect. Brain and heart were at odds. But two things had come pla.niy out of the muddle. He wanted to carry out the work. That was a thing that should be den e 1 If he «lid not someone else would, sooner or later. make the same discovery. And he wanted Betty Clinton. It was not that he merely did not want to hate her respect and 'friendship—he wanted her. The desire of her continually In hlblted concentration on his project. He woke before dawn, moved hla horse to a better patch for browsing, took his probe and geologist's hammer and started to work, resolutely dis missing any aftermath of the night's problem. He had not brought wading boots with him and he took off shoes and socks and puttees, turned up the laced ends of hla riding breeches and waded out Into the gut where the pent up waters of Hermanns. when the val ley was a lake, had broken through. The sun was two hours high before he came out of the creek, his pockets filled with rov_ «amples, wet. tired, his purpose accomi llshed. He had still to refer to cert«.o*geologlcal reports, to analyze his samples, but he was sure of the result. His Jaw was set and his face grave from concentration, but It shone with a certain satisfaction. "That problem Is solved," be said aloud as he mounted his horse at last and rode the willing steed down can yon toward the breakfast that both craved. He did not notice the man who came out on the suspension bridge and watched him until the fo liage shut him from view. It was Padilla. The Mexican's face was puzzled, suspicious. He could not understand why el senor should have stayed the night at the head of the canyon. He descended to the creek bed, readily finding evidence of what Caleb had been doing, evidence that a day or so would have erased. He saw where Caleb had gone down Into the stream and his quick eyes noted where the rocks had been chipped. A convulsion came over his face with the suddeh cohvTcnon that the guest hud been up to no good. "The dam' Gringo, Yankee spy!" he muttered. But his thoughts were twisted. He remembered Caleb's gal lant action with the bull. He could not Justify the two affairs. And he could not comprehend what Caleb bad been np to. Unless It was raining. And there was no gold on Gabllan, no silver or cinnabar. Save that, what ever he had done, he had accomplished secretly, deliberately giving out the Impression that he had gone down the canyon the night before. He derided, to talk the matter over with Marla. For four days Caleb worked day and night, almost unceasingly. Every night he practiced bis qualities as Water Diviner. He cut his own hazel twigs and. as soon ns the moon was up, he went out on the desolate surface of the Sink, with results that Justified his first Impressions. There was wa ter everywhere. It backed up to the southern border and the presence of the water proved that clay lay under 1L This he verified by finding clay on the side hills with his boring probe. His cistern had walls as well as bottom, a lining that was Imper vious. It was a giant clay saucer hold ing water for the population of a whole city. At the end of the time he was worn lean and tired In body. Sleep had been snatched In catnaps through the day, before the moon came up and In the early hours of dawn. He returned to t bs hotel, gav« op hto horse and slept luxuriously for thirty hours. But. before he went to bed, he dis patched a telegram. It was to Ids law yer In the East, to whom he had given certain powers-of-attorney concerning the possible sale of hts house. In the message he urged an Instant sale, even at some slight sacrifice, and asked for the wired remittance of tjie price through his Golden bank. Quick with enthusiasm, he went back*to Golden, fully rested, to com plete plans for submission to Cox. The tatter, he found, was out of town and not expected for two weeks. This salted Caleb, who had noch to do. He hired a small office and equipped It with drafting table, desk, a small filing cabinet and two stools. He had to set his plans on paper, to make drawings, put together rough es timates, and he resolved to make a working model of the whole project. He d|d not anticipate being aide to do more than suggggt the magnitude of the affair and Its cost What he mainly hoped for was to prove Its practicability, and the modri would go fur toward that. (TO BE CONTINUED ) Survives 2,000 Years After 2,MX) years, the cement lining of the Pont du Gard— an aqueduct built in soothern France by the an dent Romans—la harder than when built, and form marks on concrete foundations In the forum at Rome are -dill as distinct ss ever. The Change "Men lived on an average to a great er axe in years agone than they do now." "Yes; there were no automobiles then, only unloaded shotguns and such amateurish slaughtering tools." Proved He—Then yon consider women more intelligent than men. She—Decidedly. Why, men haven't even Intelligence enough to recognise thelr inferiority. | | [ I | ' j | ,SJ Ï v B >. 1 U (jp 1=1 BP fi o « X S cj 3 fa c._s c_* s e a vA B-^0 j ir. 1 A A*rt. OHO. F io*. Z Diagram of Circuit Employed In a Center-Tapped Coll on the- Radio-Pro quency Stage. j circuit modification long known but By R. 6. DORNBROCK, In the Chicago Evening Poet; It Is the purpose of the writer to herein point out the application to a woll-known type of reflex circuit of a little used. This la the use of a center-tapped coll in the rndlo-freqnency stage, the lower termin al of which la connecletl to one of the small midget condensers. j the opposite side of this midget denser being connected to the plate con terminal of the tube. This circuit modification is prob ably niost used In certain superhetero dyne circuits, wherein a center-tapped loop Is employed In connection with w OUTPUT = *r viioaar COMO. TO Ar on, c F.O.1 Diagram of Circuit Modification la Here Shown. the midget condenser "to obtain re generative action.' see circuit diagrams showing the same arrangement In a tuned radio-fre quency circuit, where It Is described ns "the Klee method of neutraliza tion" Then again we Cuts Out "Blanket" Station«. A d|ggram of this circuit modifica tion Is shown in Figure 1. Whatever its action, the point Is that It exerts a most beneficial Influence upon the reflex circuit. In Ihe circuit set up hy the writer, selectivity was very greatly Increased, local stations which covered from 15 Your Grid Leak and lU Important Duty The action of the grid leak seems to be little understood by the aver age fan. Great care may have been taken in wiring up the set and In buying the best of parts. Yet when the receiver Is put Into operation the results secured are very poor. Very often the whole trouble lies In the grid leak, which may not be of the correct value or may be noisy In op eration. To make the action of the grid leak clear we will compare It to Ihe carbu retor on an automo bile. The carbu retor vaporizes or breaks np the gaso line, then mixes It with a certain pro portion of air to form an explosive mixture. The supply of air taken Into the carburetor Is regulated by a choke valve. The carburetor of a radio re ceiver Is the detector tube and the choke valve Is the grid leak. If the choke valve on the carburetor Is closed too much. It does not allow enough air to enter and makes the mlxtnre rich with the result that the motor chokes or stop alto gether. If th e g rid l e ak i s of such » vaine that It allows too high a nega tive charge to acrmuulste on the grid the tube chokes or paralyzes and the set will not operate or operates very poorly. Tills Is the same effect as when the choke valve on the carbu retor Is closed too far and does not allow enough air to enter. If. on the other hand, the grid leak Is of such a value that the negative charge on the grid leaks off too rapid ly the receiver loses Its sensitivity. You can readily see, therefore, that It Is Important that the size of the grid leak be correct so that the amount of energy the grid can handle Is always just right. Use a good-quality grid leak. Secure three or four different sizes and try them ont until you find one that gives the best results, not try 1« * flve money by buying a cheap grid leak or one made by an unknown manufacturer, for very often grid leak la the unsuspected Do a poor cause of poor or noisy reception Shield Transformers When your tuned radio-frequency receiver oscillates so readily It Is hard to tnne, try shielding the R. F. trans formers by Inclosing them In a metal box. Interconpllng probably Is the trouble with the set. Prevents Damage 4 Ammonia or soda water, qnlckly ap will prevent damage from acid dropped while taking s hydrometer reading of the "A" battery. to 25 degrees In the regular arrange ment were made to rover only 4 or S degrees on the dial. This tvas in a location about ten miles from the nearest station, and on an antenna 100 feet long with 35-foot lead-in,. In another location nearer to the hulk of the stations, and on an an tenna 75 feet long with 30-foot lead in. locals were confined to 2 or 8 de grees on the dials, excepting one which jvas only a few blocks away. This station operates on 250 meters, and blanketed about everything below It on a straight-line frequency con denser, hut slightly below 300 meters even this station could be entirely ^eliminated. All stations above wore re ceived excellently. Tap Is Only Chang«. A diagram of the circuit employed Is shown In Figure 2. Nearly every one possessing a set employing the circuit which Is shown modified In this diagram will recognize It. It has been very popular and the modifica tion outlined In this diagram will help It perform more efficiently In an area where a great majority of sets will jdck-UR at least a couple of stations at once. This circuit Is noted for Its great volume and low operating up keep. but In Its original form tunes a little loo broadly for efficient service. No Information of a technical na ture Is given, as those of the listen ing fraternity who do (heir own tin kering wilt understand from the dia gram exactly what Is to be done. No changes In apparatus need he made excepting to bring a center tap from the antenns tuning coll secondary. Controls by Midget Condenser, The midget condenser should be lo cated *hn the panel, since it provides an excellent volume control. Incidentally, the writer has observed In very recent Issues of various radio magazines that this method of con trolling radio-frequency Is being quite frequently advocated. When the Tubef May Be Cause of Your Trouble When you notice that your radio set is losing In volume, the distant sta tions fade and disappear, and the quality sounds like a rock crusher, what do you do? Very likely you look for poor con nections, test the batteries or pos sibly replace them, change the tubes around, add a "C" battery and Juggle grid leaks. And to discover? Prob ably, that the quality remains as poor as before. What next? Under such perplexing circum stances did you ever give the tubes a thought? Tubes do not last indefinite ly. Gradual deterioration of thelr filaments ultimately results In poor re ception. The filament of s tube may still burn, but the coating put on Its surface to aid emission of electrons— those tiny [»articles which give the tube Its "life"—eventually disappears. When the coating vanishes the radio set loses Its sensitivity and volnm* and may become very noisy. It Is then time to buy new tubes. When Buying Your "B" Battery Eliminator It Is Important when buying a "B" battery eliminator to determine whether or not the device 1» capable of supplying enough current to op erate the set, for If It does not dis tortion will result. To test the ca pacity of a "B" battery eliminator connect It to the receiver with which It Is to be used and connect a hlgh reslstance voltmeter across Its ter-" minais. If, when a loud signal Is tuned In. the pointer of the voltmeter remains almost stationary at a volt age which Is sufficient to properly op erate the set, the device will prove satisfactory. Electric Machine! Are Notorious Intruders X-ray machines are notorious gen erators of vagrant radio waves that make themselves raadthte Tn near-by receiving seta as harsh, grumbling noises. The small portable "violet ray" affairs sold for home electro therapeutic treatment are also bad offenders and thelr use during evening hours should be as limited us Possible. Worth Knowing An Insulated wire will pick np the broadcast programs Just as easily as a bare wire, os the waves penetrate the covering wlthont the least dlfll culty. If the lead-in is Insulated It wl, < •• • P»rt ©The o hmm (Copy for This Deportation! Supplied by tbo Américain Lef'on New« Service.) GETTING READY FOR PARIS CONVENTION Though It Is more than a year bo fore the 30,000 American veterans be | gin swarming Into Paris for the ninth annual national convention of tba American Legion, members of the Paris post of the Legion, known as Post No. 1, are already actively en gaged In preparing what promises to be one of the greatest receptions ever given a convention. Under the lead ership of Hugh A. Bayne, commander of the Department of France in the American Legion, an Intensive cam paign Is now in progress among Le gionnaires in Purls to double the mem bership of the French department In order that there may be as large a number of men as possible available for service when the "Second A. E. F." lines up for the big parade down the Champs Elysees In September, 1927. According to reports received by Bowman Elder of Indianapolis, na tional chairman of the Legion's France convention committee, Commander Bayne anticipates having the largest American reception committee ever known in France ready for the Paris convention. It la the plan of the France department of the Legion to make every member of the department an active member of the reception committee. The Department of Franca, m * *9 Commantfar Hugh A. Bayne. according to Commander Bayne, con templates having at least 1,500 men on the committee. Commander Buyne Is well able to as sume responsibility for acting as the official head of the reception commit tee In September, 1027. As a lieuten ant colonel on the Judge advocate's staff of the first A. B. F. he gave dis tinguished service, for which he was decorated by the French and Ameri can governments. Since the war, as an International lawyer in Paris, he has been closely associated with the problems that have arisen between the United States and France. Under the direction of the France convention committee of the Legion, plans for the Paris convention are go ing forward rapidly. Arrangements are being completed for the guard of honor, a distinctive body of men which. In addition to being one of the features of the great parade, will ren der a unique service to the thousands of American veterans and thelr fam ilies who take part In the convention, hy acting as Information bureaus and rendering general assistance, guard of honor will be distinctively uniformed and will represent every department of the Legion. Under the direction of John J. Wicker, Jr., national travel director for the France convention committee, details on Hie matter of transportation and housing are being arranged In The such it way that a veteran may have the privilege of selection from a great variety of steamship transportation which fits his puise. A limited num ber of accommodations. Including steamship and hotels abroad with transportation In France, are being provided at a figure as low as approx imately $175. Other grades will scale up to as high as $4.10, with a wide selection between the minimum and maximum figures. Oldest Legionnaire The oldest member of the American Legion Is claimed by Miami post of the Legion, Miami, Fla. John William Boucher, a member of the post, claims to be elghty-one years* old. * Legionnaire Boucher began his mil itary career in the Civil war and ended It only when the guns of the In the World war were silenced. World war he saw action with the Two Hundred tmd FHtyweve»tk~bat- tery of the Canadian army. Boucher fighting the fr 0 "* handling "Big Bertha" shells at the age of sev enty-one years. Klug George received him at Buckingham palace. wns Open Legion Camp An S.OOO-scre recreational center has been opened near Tupper lake. New York, hy the American Legion. Department of New York, for the ben efit of Legion members of the state and thelr families. The camp is en tirely maintained by the Legion of New York.