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THE MEDINA SENTINEL, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1914.
y u u bailie I IIM Ibll 111111 11 " "rn in iMiMimnnnniimMiii- hio-.h hi in t SYNOPSIS vxuuriAn i ai meir nome on uie frontier between the Browns and Grays Marta Galland and her mother, entertaining Colonel Westerling of the Grays, see Captain Lanstron, staff intelligence officer of the Browns, in jured by 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 w,hile he is chief of staff, and predicts that if he makes war against the Browns he will not win. CHAPTER IV On the march with the 53rd of the Browns Private Stransky, anarchist, decries war and played-out patrotism and is placed under arrest Colonel Lanstron over hearng, begs him off saying the an archist will fight well when enraged and is "all man." CHAPTER Lanstron calls on Marta at her home. He talks with Feller, the gardner. Marta tells Lan strom that she believes Feller to be a spy. Lanstron confesses it is true. CHAPTER VI Lanstron shows Marta . a telephone which Feller has concealed in a secret passage .under the .tower for use to benefit the Browns in war emergencies. Dointine out its value as being in the center of the fighting zone in 'case of war. Marta consents for it and Feller to remain for the present Lanstron de clares his love for Marta. CHAPTER r VII-e8terUng y and the Gray premier plan to use a tri vial international affair to foment warlike patrotism in army and peo ple and striking before declaring war. Fartow, Brown chief of staff, and Lanstron, made .vice, discuss the trouble, and the Brown defenses. Par tow reveals his plans to Lanstron. CHAPTER VIII At the frontier the two. armies lie crouched for at tack and defense. In the town' with the non-combatants Seeing from the danger zone. Martha hears her child pupils recite the peace oath. CHAPTER IX The Gray army crosses the boarder line and attacks. The Browns check them. Artilery, infantry, areoplanes, dirigibles en gage. Stansky,rising to make, the anarchist speech of his life, draws the Gray artilery fire. Nicked by a shrap nel splinter he goes Berserk and fights "all a man." CHAPTER X Martha has her first glimpse of war in its modern, cold, scientific, murderous brutality. Sh allows the telephone to remain. CHAPTER XI The Browns fall back to the Galland house. Stransky forages. Martha sees a night attack. CHAPTER XII The Grays attack in force. The call of the fight too strong for Feller, he leaves his secrat telephone and goes back to his guns. Hand to hand fighting. The Browns fall back again. "i tell notnmg, "but you "Tell me everything!" said Bouchard's hawk eyes. He was old-fashioned; be looked his part, which was one of the many points of difference between him and Lanstron as a chief of intelligence. It lacked one minute to four when Hedworth Westerling, chlef of staff In .name as well as power now, alighted from the gray automobile that turned In at the Galland drive. His Excel lency had not occupied hie new head quarters as soon as he expected, but this could have no influence on results, if he had lost fifty thousand men on the first two days and two hundred thousand since the war had begun, should he allow this to disturb his swell-being of body or mind? His well being of body and mind meant the ulti mate saving of lives. Confidence was reflected In Wester ling's Bearing and in his smile of com- ?and an he passed through the staff ooms, Turcas and Bouchard in his train, with tacit approval of the ar rangements. Finally, Turcas, now vice chlef of staff, and the other chiefs awaited his pleasure 'in the library, which was to be his sanctum. On the massive seventeenth-century , desk lay a number of reports and suggestions. Westerling ran through them with ac customed Bwiftness o( sifting and then turned to his personal aide. "Tell Francois that I will have tea ion the veranda." -v From the fact that he took with him the papers that he had laid aside, sub ordinate generals, with the gift of un jspokeh directions which Is a part of . their, jprpfesslonj:, understood ; that he meant to go over t&B suojecta requir ing spps&l attention while he had tea. "Everything la going well well!" he added. "Well!" ran the unspoken communi cation of confidence through the staff. So well that His Excellency was calmly taking tea on the veranda! For the indefatigable Turcas the detail; for Weoterling the front of Jove. He had told Marta only two weeks ago that he should see her again if war' came; and war had come. With the inviting prospect of a few holiday moments in which to continue the in terview that had been abruptly con cluded In a hotel reception-room, he started down the terrace steps. Above the second terrace he saw a crown of woman's hair hair of Jet abundance, shading a face that brought familiar completeness ,to the scene. Their glances met where the path ended at the sectjod terrace flight; hers shot with a beam of restrained and ques tioning good humor that poke at least a truce to the Invader.' .. "You called sooner than I expected," she eaid in a note of equivocal pleas antry... , .... "Or V he rejoined with a shade of triumph, the politest of triumph. He was a step above her, her head on a level with the pocket of his blouse. His square shoulders, commanding height, and military erectness were thus emphasized, as was her own femi nine sllghtness. "I want to thank you," she said. "As becomes a soldier, your forethought was expressed in action It was the promptness of the men you sent to look after the garden which saved the uprooted plants before they were past recovery." "I wished it for your sake and some what for my own sake to be the same that it was in the days when I .used to call," he said graciously. "Tea was from four to five, .do you remember? Will you Join me? I have Just ordered it" ' A generous, pleasant conqueror, this I No one knew better than Wester ling how to be one when he chose. He was something of an actor. Leaders of men of his type usually are. ."Why, yes. Very-gladly!" she as sented with no undue cordiality and no undue constraint quite as if there were no. war. Neutrality could not be better lm personated, he thought, than in tbj even cleaving of her lips over.tae words. They seemed to say that a storm had come and gone and a new set of masters had taken the place of the old. As they approached the veranda Francois was placing the tea things. "Just like the old days, isn't it?" he exclaimed with his first sip, convinced that the officers' commissary uupplied excellent tea In the field. "Yes, for the moment If we forget the war!" ehe replied, and looked away, preoccupied, toward the land scape. ' If we forget the warl She bore cn the words rather, grimly. The change that he had noted between the Marta of the hotel reception-room and the Marta of the moment was not alto gether the work of ten years. It had developed since she was in the capi tal. In these three weeks-war hr.d been brought to her door. She had been under heavy Are. Yet this sub ject of the war was the one which he, as an invader, considered himself bound to avoid. "We do forget it at tea, don't we?" he asked. "At least we need not speak of It!" ehe replied. "I am staying tonight. I was going to ask If you wouldn't remain on the veranda while I go over these pa pers. It It would be very cozy and 'pleasant." , "Why, yes," she agreed with evident pleasure. Turcas came, in answer to Wester ling's ring. The orders and sugges tions on the table seemed to be the product of this lath of a man, the vice chief, but a lath of steel, not wood, who appeared a runner trained for a race of intellects in the scratch class. One by one, almost perfunctorily, Westerling gave his aBsent as he passed the papers to Turcas; while Turcae's dry voice, coming from be tween, a narrow opening of the thin lips, gave his reasons with a rapid fir er's precision in answer , to his chief's inquiries. 1 With each order somewhere along that frontier some unit of a great or ganism would respond. The reserves from this position would be trans ferred to that; such a position would be felt out before dark by a reconnois sance in force, however costly;, the rapld-flrers of the 19th Division would be transferred to the 20th; despite the 87th Brigade's losses, it .would still form the advance;- General So-and-So would be superseded after hie failure of yesterday; Colonel So-and-So would take his place as acting major-general; more care must be exercised in recom mendations for bronze crosses, lest i their value so depreciate that officers and men would lack incentive, to win them. .. , t Marta .wag, having a Jook behind the m scones aCfheIounfainhead "of great events. Power! power! The abso lute power of the soldier In the saddle, with premier and government and all the institutions of peace only a dim background for the processes of war! Opposite her was a man who could make and unmake not only generals but even the destinies of peoples. By every sign he enjoyed his power fcr its own sake. There muet be a chief of the five millions, which were as a moving forest of destruction, and here was the chief, his strength reflected in the strong muscles of his short neck as he turned his head to listen to Turcas. Marta recalled the con trast between Westerling and Lan stron as they faced each other after the wreck of the aeroplane ten years ago; the iron invincibility of the elder's sturdy, mature figure and the alert, high-strung invincibility of the slighter figure of the younger man., He had taken up a paper thought fully after Turcas withdrew, when he looked up to Marta in answer to a movement in her chair. She had bent forward in a pose that freed her figure from the chair-back in an outline of .suppleness and firmness; her lips were parted, showing a faint line of tho white of her teeth, and he caught her gazing at him In a kind of wondering admiration. But she dropped her eye lids instantly and : said deliberately, less to him than to herself: "You have the gift!" No tea-table flattery that, he knew' only the reflection of a fact whose ex istence bad been borne in on her by observation. "The gift? How r he inquired, speaking to the fringe of hair that half hid her lowered face. She looked up, smiling brightly. "You don't know what gift! Not the pianist's! Not the poet's! Why, of course, the supreme gift of com mand! The thing that made you chief of staff! And the war goes well for you, doesn't Jtf WADSWORTH William Huston, for many years a resident of Wadsworth, died Saturday at the home of his niece, Mrs. Quintus Allbright, at Young's Crossing, near Kenmore. He was 78 years old and had been gradually declining for the past year. He removed from this place about a year ago on the death of his wife. As marshal of Wads worth and later as village assessor, he was well known here. The re mains .were brought here Monday, ser vices being held in the Methodist church at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, and interment made in Woodlawn cemetery. Clarence Hartman, Saturday morn ing while working at the Wadsworth lumber mills, had his right hand caught in the machinery, and drawn into the sander. Several ligaments were torn. He will not be able to use the hand for several weeks. Dan Rickard is slowly improving after a serious illness, and is able to be up again. Mrs. Charles Schaffter and son, of Rittman, were visitors at the home of J. F. Rutledge on Saturday. Attorney F. 0. Smoyer spent Fri day in Coumbus. Misses Martha Mills, Mildred Rick ard and Mary Overholt spent Satur day, in Akron. Mrs. A. G. Abbott's Sunday school class of the Reformed church was en tertained at an enjoyable social gath ering by Miss Mabel Hartman Fri day night. Miss Houseworth, an employe at the Kreider hotel, is recovering from a severe attack of appendicitis. A temperature of ten degrees below zero here Tuesday morning made it self felt on school attendance. Many of the pupils have a long way .to travel, and as a result, many remain ed away from their classes. ' Rowdyi m in local moving picture shows has been brought to a sudden end by the arret of five young men Monday night. Probation sentences were handed out. The lesson taught by Mayor Boyer will be sufficient to insure theater goers against annoy ance in the future, he says. There is still some hope of getting the proposed C. B. & Z. street railway, which) was the object of much consid eration here ome months ago, to run through Wadsworth. Charles Fair, Wadsworth represen tative, went to Cleveland on Monday to confer with the board of directors of the company in regard to getting the road in case Wadsworth money and right of way is secured. 2c, 4c and 5c a Pound Less N,ot Much, But TOO Important to Neglect BUT HARK! " On Dec. 1, we adopted the C. 0. D. system, and that means a reduction of 2, 4, and 5 cents a pound for cash under the price that any other dealer can sell meat for. Beef Roast ....12 to 14c Beef steak, all kinds ,16c Pork Roast 14 to 16c Pork Chops and Steak 16 to 18c Home-made Sausage 14c, or 3 Hs. 38c Home-made Pudding 41bs. 25c HENRY YOUNG'S Cash Market Christmas Specials Turkeys, ducks, oysters, chickens 16, 17, 18c lb. Cranberries, "grapes, grapefruit, Sunkissed or anges, (all sizes), English walnu ts, Brazil nuts and mixed nuts. Peanuts, fresh roasted 12c per lb. Dairy Butter 34c per lb. Bacon (our own cure) 20c per chunk Coffee, (our own roasting) . . 25c, 30c and 35c lb. Celery, Cabbage, Onions, Sweet and Irish Potatoes N PICKLES Sweet Sour ' . Mixed . Dill S. AT SSlAW IV Office at Still Coming! The best coal money can buy, We are sure you ; will need some before long. Phone your needs to edina Coal Co. Phone 1171 : O. C. Shepard Co. store on Saturday evening ; The Man Who Wants To Borrow Money and the man who wants a safe place to keep his mon- 1 ey, a place where he can leave it with the certainty of getting all or any part of it at any time, are both ap preciated patrons at this bank. We do a general commercial banking business-we - co-operate with and assist oifr customers in the up-' building of their business. We are constantly gaining new patrons and shall be pleased to number you among them. 4 Per Cent Allowed on Savings Accounts. OLD PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK L. MEDINA, OHIO. t JtkjfiuAulk jBu&AA ikA dwards Edwards X . y .Children Cry Children Cry; FOR FLETCHER'S ' FOR FLETCHER'S I J With the approach of another Christmas Season we have been busy gathering together a fine assortment of our good things to eat Whether your needs be large or small we shall be ready to give you the very best service possible. Xmas Oranges selected with care not bought at random. Figs and Dates Fancy Layer and Candied Figs. Bulk Dates and Dromedary Packages. Malaga Grapes Fine Fresh Stock. Apples, Bananas, Grape Fruit Never Better Than This Season. Xmas Candy Made from Pure Sugar Assorted Chocolates. Creams and Bon Bons Don't Feed the Little Ones Cheap Candy. Fancy Groceries for Xmas. OMEGA Canned Goods Corn, Peas, Lima Beans, Tomatoes and Succotash. Try our GOLDEN KERNEL CORN something great at 18 cents. We could mention a good many more articles just as fine and good as the above but we want you to come and see for yourself. No long waits or short answers here. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. ' Edwards Grocery iARKET The Market of Quality Remember when you buy here you buy the best. We use all our customers alike. We al ways aim to sell the best goods at the lowest pos sible prices. WATCU OUR ADS. SPECIAL SATURDAY Steer Beef Pot Roasts 14c per lb. Rib Boiling Beef 12i2c per lb. Pork Sausage (Sage) only 12 per lb. Smoker Sausage 14c per lb. Whole Pork Shoulder 13c per lb. Pork Roasts (Loin) . .16c per lb. Pork Chops and Steak .16c per lb. Liver Pudding 3 lbs. 25c Chickens 18c and 20c per lb. Sauer Kraut 6 lbs. for 25c Fresh Halibut Oysters Don't forget we will have a full line of fine 'tur keys, ducks and chickens for Xmas. We have made special arrangments to have plenty of fine SUET for your Xmas puddings. Come and get your Contest Tickets. A nice calendar for every one. Don't forget our chicken sausage at 3c per lb. ... Yours for Business, CITY Si a STEIN ASS 8 i i i