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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
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
"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
' 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
"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
, "Why, yes," she agreed with evident
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
Sweet Sour ' . Mixed . Dill
Office at
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.
t JtkjfiuAulk jBu&AA ikA
X . y
.Children Cry Children Cry;
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
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.
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,

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