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THE MEDINA SENTINEL, SEPTEMBER 25, 1914.
: W, ! - - ' i if 5 1 (I! ''' ' Hi 1 , ... 8.1 i I i IU1 cooe SYNOPSIS CHAPTER I At their home on the frontier between the Browns and Grays Marta Galland and her mother, entertaining Colonel Westerling of ttwe Grays, see Captain Lanstron, staff urtellTgrace officer of the Browns, in ured hy a fall in his aeroplane. CHAPTER II Ten years later. Westerling, nominal vice but real chief of staff, reinforces South La Tir, meditates on war, and speculates on the comparative ages of himself and Marta, who is visiting in the Gray Capital. CHAPTER III Westerling calls on Marta. She tells him of her teach ing children the follies of war and martial patriotism, begs him to pre vent war while he is chief of staff, and predicts that if he makes war cgainst the Browns he will not win. CHAPTER IV On the march with tbe 53rd of the Browns Private Sfcransky, anarchist, decries war and played-out patrotism and is placed under arrest. Colonel Lanstron over- icarng, begs him off saying the an atrchist will fight well when enraged aad is "all man." CHAPTER V. A Sunday Morning Calf. As a boy, Arthur Lanstron had per- edited in being an exception to the in thteseei of both, heredity and environ xaerat Though his fatherland both sntnfiMben wre officers who be lieved tbeh-s to be the true gentle rasrti srofesstoa, he had ' preferred atny kind of mechanical toy to arrang es tbe moat gayly 'painted tin sol kr la formation on the nursery ttf; aad be would rather read about t& voodera of natural history and cisatrfcity than the campaigns of Na Triooo and Frederick the Great and any Lord Nelson. Left to his own choice, be would miss the parade of Cl3 garrison for Inspection by an ex ctileocy in order to ask questions of a nan v2plsg the oil off his hands with ' ctftton-'vaete, who was far more enter tafclas to him than the most splck-and-sjaa ramrod of a sergeant . Upon betftg told one day that he was to go to the military school the follow autumn, he broke out In open ra 'teEkn. "I don't want to go to the army!" be .laM. ; "Why?" asked his father, thluklng Fiat when the boy had to give his rea- ;ns he would soon be argued out of be heresy, "7Va drilling a few hours a day, then totalng to do," Arthur replied. "All 3?tzr work waits on war and you don't i&trw that there will ever be any war. It waits on something nobody wants to happen. ; Now, if you manufacture tistethlng, why, you see wool come n cloth, steel come out an automo-1-3. If you build a bridge you see it aiding Little by tittle. You're getting jtttr results every day; you see your mistakes and your successes. You're am i in g something, creating some tiig; there's something going on all tVi t while that lent guesswork. I Ihl'Jt Cleat's what I want to say. You Treat xxOer me to be a soldier, will yea 7" J3s father, loath to do this, called Id tlit aadstance of an able pleader then, Xrwsam Partow, lately become chief of fcCDl tbe Browns, who was an old in.mAftl On lanstron family. Partow tv. -ied the balance on the side of filial mX action. He kept watch of the boy, Tbex without favoring him with lnflu encs. Young Lanstron, who wanted to err.'t Tesulta, had to earn them. He real i:;r.C In practice the truth of Partow's cuy-Tjg that there was nothing he had :-;vj- learned but what could be of aerv- lit jo him as an officer. "iProdlng enough work to do?" Par tov? would ask with a chuckle when Vk.ry met in theee days; for he had lanstron both chief of lntelll tcm and chief aerostatic officer. YiPLftgCctanel Lanstron's was the duty io? gaming the secrets of the Gray nJzfl and keeping those of the Brown z;r-i organizing np-to-the-moment effi r. hncy In the new forces of the air. T.a had remarked truly enough that tli injury to his left hand served as a V:;tter reminder against the folly of v. red-gathering than a string, even a l:r red string, tied around his fin yw. Thanks to skillful surgery, the IniSfcrs, Incapable of spreading much, icrt yet serviceable and had a firm tr'.p of 43ie wheel as be roBe from the ) rrplane station on the Sunday morn I in fter Marta's return home for a I ij?!;t to La Tir. I!o knew the pattern weaving under hk f3t as one knows that of bis own Crn from an overlooking window. Kmy detail of the staff map, ravines, xmfo, buildings, battery positions, was '(Stitched together in the flowing reality tX. actual vision. No white posts were rwusuaary td ; tell him where the bttvctlary between the two nations lay. K Tl';L7 ,.V'ne was drawn in his bratn. fen-. ; jy a ' '' '' L J ! I - : . -J3 . . -- y A, FREDERICK PALMER Now thai Lanstron was the organ izer of the aviation corps his own flights were rare. Mostly they were made to La Tir. His visits to Marta were his holidays. All the time that she was absent on her journey around the world they had corresponded. Her letters, so roveallng of herself and her peculiar angles of observation, formed a bundle , sacredly preserved. Her mother's Joking reference about her girlish resolution not to marry a sol dier often recurred to him. There, he sometimes thought, was the real ob stacle to his great desire. " When he alighted from the plane he thrust his left hand into his blouse pocket He always carried it there, as if It were literally sewn In place. In moments of emotion 'the scarred nerves would twitch as the telltale of hie sensitiveness; and this was some thing he would conceal from others no matter how conscious he was of it him self. He found the Galland veranda deserted. In response to his ring a maid came to the open door. Her face was sad, with a beauty that had prematurely faded. But it lighted pleasurably in recognition. Her hair was thick and tawny, lying low over the brow; her eyes were a softly luminous brown and her full Hps sensi tive and yielding. Lanstron, an inti mate of tbe Galland household, knew her story well and the part that Marta had played in It. Some four years previously, when a baby was In prospect for Minna, who wore no wedding ring, Mrs. Galland had been Inclined to send the maid to an institution, "where they will take good care of her, my dear. That's what such Institutions are for. It is quite scandalous for her and for us never happened In our family before!" . . Marta arched her eyebrows. "We don't know!" she exclaimed softly. "How can you think such a thing, let alone saying it you, a Galland!" her mother gasped in indignation. "That is, if we go far back," said Marta. "At all events, we have no precedent, so let's establish one by keeping her." "But for her own sake! She will have to live with her shame!" Mrs. Galland objected. "Let her begin afresh in the city. We shall give her a good recommendation, for she is really an excellent servant Yes, she will readily find a place among strangers." "Still, she doesnt want to go, and it would be cruel to send her away." "Cruel! Why, Marta, do you think I would be cruel? Oh, very well, then we will let her stay!" "Both are away at church. Mrs. Gal land ought to be here any minute, but Miss Galland will be later because of her children's cIebs," Bald Minna, "Will you wait on the veranda?" He was saying that be would stroll in the garden when childish footsteps were heard in the ball, and after a curly head had nestled against the mother's skirts its owner, reminded of the Importance of manners in the world where the stork had left her, made a curtesy. Lanstron shook a small hand which must have lately been on intimate terms with sugar or jam. "How do you do, flying soldier man?" chirruped Clarissa Eileen. It was evi dent that she held Lanstron in high favor. "Let me hear you say your name," said Lanstron, Clarissa Eileen was triumphant She had been waiting for days with tho revelation when he should make that old request Now she enunciated it with every vowel and consonant cor rectly and primly uttered; Indeed, she repeated it four or frne times in proof of complete mastery. "A pretty name. Pve often wondered how you came to give it to her," said Lanstron to Minna. "You do like It!" exclaimed Minna with girlish eagerness. "I gave her the most beautiful name I could think of because" she laid her hand caress ingly on the child's head and a madonna-like radiance stole into her face "because she might at least have a beautiful name when" the dull blaze of a recollection now burning in her eyes "when there wasn't much pros pect of many beautiful things coming into her life; though I know, of course, that the world thinks the ought to be called Maggie." Proceeding leisurely along the main path of the first terrace, Lanstron fol lowed it past the rear of the house to the old tower. Long ago the moat that surrounded the castle had been filled in. The green of rows of grape vines lay against the background of a mat of ivy on the ancient stone walls, which had been cut away from the loopholes set with window glass. The door was open, showing a room that had been closed in by a celling of boards from the walls to the olrcular stairway that ran aloft from the dungeons. On the floor of flags were cheap rugs. A num ber of seed ' and nursery, catalogues we're piled on a round table covered with a brown cloth. . "mar LanfitrpjL oaIle4 BofflL u "Hello l"" he called louder and yet louder. 1 Receiving no answer, he retraced bis steps and seated himself on the second terrace In a secluded spot in the shadow of the first terrace wall, where he could see anyone coming up the main flight of steps from the road. When Marta walked she usually came from town by that way. At length the sound of a slow step from another direction- broke on his ear. Some one was approaching along the path that ran at his feet Around the corner of tbe wall, in his workman's Sunday clothes of black, but wearing his old straw hat appeared Feller, the gar dener. He paused to examine a rose bush and Lanstron regarded him thoughtfully. As he turned away he looked up, and a glance of definite and unfalter ing recognition was exchanged be tween the two men. They had the garden to themselves. "Gustave!" Lanstron exclaimed un der his breath. "Lanny!" exclaimed the gardener, turning over a branch of the rpse bush. He seemed unwilling to risk talking openly with Lanstron. "You look the good workman in his Sunday best to a T!" said Lanstron. "Being stone-deaf," returned Feller,, with a trace of drollery in his voice, "I hear very well at times. Tell me" hio whisper was quivering with eagerness "shall we fight? Shall we flghtr "We are nearer to It than we have ever been in our time," Lanstron re plied. The hat still shaded Feller's face, hlB stoop was unchanged, but the branch in his hand shook. "Honest?" he exclaimed. "Oh, the chance of It! The chance of it!" "Gustave!" Lanstron's voice, still low, came in a gust of sympathy, and the pocket which concealed his hand gave a nervous twitch as if. it held something alive and distinct from his own being. "The trial wears on you! Do you want to go?" "No!" Feller shot back Irritably. "No!'' he repeated resolutely. "I don't want to go! I mean to be game I" He shifted his gaze from the bush which he still pretended to examine end suddenly broke off with: "Miss Calland is coming!" ? Lanstron started toward the stepB that Marta was ascending. She moved leisurely, yet with a certain springy energy that suggested that she might have come on the run without being out of breath or seeming to have made t n effort. "Hello, stranger!" she called as she caw him, and quickened her pace. "Hello, pedagogue!" he responded. . As they shook hands they swung their arms back and forth like a pair of romping children for a moment. '.'We had a grand session of tbe school this morning, the largest class ever!" she said. "And the points we' scored off you soldiers! You'll find disarmament already in progress when you return to headquarters. We're ir resistible, or at least" she added, with a flash of intensity, "we're going to be some day." "So you put on your war-paint!" "It must be the pollen from the hy drangeas!" She flicked her handker chief from her belt and passed it to him. "Show that you know how to be useful!" He performed the task with delib erate care. "Heavens! You even have some on your ear and some on your hair; but I'll leave It on your hair; it's rather be coming. There you are!" he concluded. "Oft my hair, tool", "Very well. I always obey orders." "I oughtn't to have asked you to do it at all!" she exclaimed with a sud den change of manner as they started up to the house. "But a habit of friendship, a habit of liking to believe in one's friends, was uppermost. 1 forgot I oughtn't even to have shaken hands with you!" "Marta! What now, Marta?" he asked. He had known her In reproach, in anger,' in laughing mockery, in mili tant seriousness, but never before liko this. The pain and Indignation In her eyes came not from the sheer hurt ol a wound but from the hurt of its source. It was as if he had learned by the signal of its loss that he bad c deeper hold on her than he had real ized, v "Yes, I have a bone to pick with you," she said, recovering a grim sort of fellowship. "A big bone! If you're half a friend youH give me the very marrow of it" "I am ready!" he answered more pa thetically than philosophically, "There's not time now; after lunch eon, when mother is taking her nap," she concluded as they came to the last step and saw . Mrs, GaDaod on the veranda. Ater luncheon Mrs. Galland kept bat tling with her nods until nature was victorious and she fell fast asleep Marta, grown restless with tmpatlenoo, suggested to Lanstron that they stroll In the garden, and tbey took tbe path past the house toward castle owv stoppliitlirm sjbotwjth bir hospitality except ths obsession of a loathsome work that some man must do and I was set to do. My God, Marta! I cease to be natural and human.' I am a machine. I keep thinking, what if war comes and some error of mine let the enemy know where to strike the blow of victory; or if there were infor mation I might have gained and failed to gain that would have given us the victory if, because I had not done my part, thousands of lives of our soldiers were sacrificed needlessly I" At that she turned on him quickly, her face softening. "You do think of that the lives?" "YeB, why shouldn't I?" "Of those on your side!" she ex claimed, turning away. "Yes, of those first" he replied. "And, Marta, I did not tell you why Feller was here becauce he did not want me to." nedgas on eltnef side around a statue of Mercury. "Now!" exclaimed Marta narrowly. "It was you, Lanny, whd recommend ed Feller to us as a gardener, compe tent though deafl I have proved him to be a man of most sensitive hearing. I didn't let him know that he was dis covered. You brought him here you, Lanny, you are the one to explain." "True, he is not deaf!" Lanstron re plied. . "He Is a spy?" she asked. "Yes, a spy. You can put things in a bright light Marta!" He found words coming with difficulty in face of the pain and disillusion of her set look. "Using some man as a pawn; setting him as a spy in the garden where you have been the welcome friend!" she exclaimed. "A Bpy on what on my mother, on Minna, on me, on the flow ers, as a part of this monstrous game of trickery and lies that you are play ing?" There was no trace of anger In her tone. It was that of one mortally hurt Anger would have been easier to bear than the measuring, penetrating won der that found him guilty of such a horrible part Those eyes would have confused - Partow himself with the steady, welling Intensity of their gaze. She did not see how his left hand was twitching and how he stilled its move ment by pressing it against the benck. "You will take Feller with you when you go!" she said, rising." Lanstron dropped his head In a kind of shaklpg throb of bis whole body and raised a face white with appeal. "Marta!" He was speaking to a pro file, very sensitive and yet like ivory, "I've no excuse for such an abuse of (To be continued) The newly elected officers of the Medina W. C. T. U. are: Pres., Mrs. Frederick Haas; sec, Mrs. Mildred Hartman. They are both delegates to the State convention at Newark, Oct 14. 15, 16. PROPOSALS FOR BONDS Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Village Clerk of the village or Medina, Ohio, until 12 o'clock noon of October 10, 1914. ' For the Sewer Imnrnvcmpnt nf Union Street from North Court Street to Huntington Street; Huntington Street from Bronson Street to North Street; Bronson Street from Hunting- ion street to uounary street; and Foundry Street from Bronson Street to the north line of Lot No. 663, in Sewer District No 1: Also Mill street from man-hole to Elmwood Street: and South Broadway from Grant Street o Bouth street in Sewer District No. 2, dated August 25, 1914, in the aggre gate sum of Thirty Three Hundred and Thirty-two Dolhu (13332.00), payable tn follows: One bond 'for 1333.00 navabla Anrll 1 1916. i One bond for S333.00 nayable Aoril 1. 1917. , One bond for $333.00 payable April 1, 1918. One bond for $333.00 payable April 1, 1919. ' . One bond for $333.09 payable April 1. 1920. one bond for $333.00 payable April 1. 1921. One bond for $333.00 payable April 1, 1922. One bond for $333.00 payable April 1, 1923. One bond for $333.00 payable April 1, 1924. One bond for $335.09 payable April 1. 1925. with interest upon said bonds at the rate or nv and one-half per cent per annum payable annually evidenced by coupons. Also for the extension of water mains upon Union Street from North Court Street to Huntington Street; Huntington Street from Union Street to North Street in Sewer District No. 1, and Mill Street from South Court Street to Elmwood Street and Broad way Street from Grant Street to South Street in Sewer District' No. 2. Said bonds being in the aggregate sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2500.00) dated September 15. 1914. and payable as follows: One bond for $500.00 payable Sep tember 15, 1916. One bond for $500.00 payable Sep tember 15, 1917. One bond for $500.00 payable Sep tember 15, 1918. One bond for $500.00 payable Sep tember 15, 1919. One bond for $600.00 payable Sep tember 15, 1920. said bonds bearing interest at the rate of sfx per cent per annum payable semi-annuaiiy. Said bonds are issued for the pur pose of providing funds for the pay ment of, that portion of the cost and expense of making the above stated Sewer Improvement and Extension of Water Main assessed against said Village, under authority of the Laws of the State of Ohio and the ordinan ces of said village in such case made and provided. Said bonds will be sold to the high est and best bidder for not less than par and the accrued interest to the date of their delivery. All bids must state the number of bonds bid for and the gross amount of the bid and accrued interest to date of delivery, and be accompanied by a certified check payable to tho Trean urer of Medina Village for $200.00 Ser cent, of the amount of the bonds, id for, upon the condition that if the bid is accepted the bidder will receive and pay for such bonds within ten days from the date of the award, Bald check to be retained by the Village aa stipulated damages, in the event that the bidder shall , fail to per form such condition. Each bidder, as part of his bid aareoi to furnish free of cost to said village he blanks upon which nald bonds aie to be executed. The right Is reserved to reject any and all bids. ... . . - Bids must be sealed and endorsed "Proposals for Sewer Improvement" or Proposal for Extension of Water Main", as the case may be. George U McNeil. Village Clerk, 3-4 BUSINESS COLLEGE BEGINS UPON TEAR" OF " GREAT PROSPERITY The Oberlin Business College open ed its Fall Term last week with a large attendance and a fine class of students. The new building which is being used for. the first . time this this' term gives this school an equip ment not surpassed anywhere in the country. Students are In attendance from all over Ohio and several other states. The reputation of this school for offering a higher standard, of training is attracting students from all parts of . the country. New students may enter the business de partment at any time and the short hand department at the opening of the Second Fall Term, November 2, 1914. Saving On prink Bill. Columbus, 0. According to govern ment computation the per capita drink bill of the country Is in excess of 21 a year.-, Prohibition Kansas, through her strict laws, keeps tab on all liquor shipped into that state for all ' purposes," and her officials place the consumption' of liquor a little Rbove $1 per capita a year. There fore, Kansas saves on her drink bill alone $20 a year for each man, woman and child. Dry - statlstlcans here In Columbus are figuring a saving of (100,000,000 annually on the drink bill of Ohio, should the prohibition amendment be adopted, as the state has a population of at least 5,000,000 This, the drys argue, is sufficient evi dence in itself to cause the citizens to vote for the prohibition amendment OBERLIN H.A.WAITE Funeral Director and Embalmer North Side Public Square Office Phone 4080 CLEAN TO HANDLE HOT ; LASTING Try a Ton For the Open Fire i and For Kindling Low Fires Well Worth the price $5.50 per ton t t ruled ina Coal Co. : '' Phone 1171 i I A. 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