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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
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."
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
; "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
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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
"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
"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
"How do you do, flying soldier man?"
chirruped Clarissa Eileen. It was evi
dent that she held Lanstron in high
"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
"Hello l"" he called louder and yet
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
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
"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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
Funeral Director
North Side Public Square Office Phone 4080
Try a Ton For the Open Fire i and
For Kindling Low Fires
Well Worth the price $5.50 per ton
ruled ina Coal Co.
: '' Phone 1171
Perfect Frocks
6of36on-oso robe is
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long tunic in some development. The model illus
trated here is among the hundreds of new styles'
shown at our pattern detartment.
Ask For Free Fashion Sheet
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; (Franklin News.)"; ; '.
When men u the ballot in the get
even spirit,1 they fail to measure lip
to the" full 'Btatureof true manhood
and the high standard of ., American
citizenship. The average . American
is a lover of fair play,, yet he has no
patience with the fellow ', that Is sore
because some fancied grievance or
slight received in the distribution of
the spoils of office, and who is imbued
with the spirit of retaliation when en
tering the booth on election day.
When men have no higher conception
than this of their duties as members
of the body politic, then is the ballot
debauched and made an instrument
of personal revenge. The person or
persons who use this great privilege
In this way violate the very spirit and
letter of the law conferring universal
suffrage- The man who sells his voto
to the highest bidder Is generally re
garded as being unworthy of trust,
and no doubt rightly so. Admitting the
elector who sells his vote to be a ques
tionable character, how shall the man .
be rated that goes to the polls with
malicious intent to get even? Are
those who are so governed any higher
In the scale of citizenship than those
who sell strictly for cash?
If you want clean hands-
USe" "-,';r:v
LOST Pair of eye-glasses in case
Sunday afternoon near B. O. track
south of town on Ryan Road. Return
to F. W. McDowell and receive re
for Hot Weather
Made At Home In A Day
are described and chaimingly il
lustrated in the new
Now On Sale
and make your own clothes at
home. There was a time when
home dress making was so easy
and satisfactory.
The up-to-date woman's ward-
incomplete without the

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