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BRIDE of BATTLE
A Romance of the American Army Fighting on the Battlefields of France By VICTOR ROUSSEAU (Copyright, by W. O. Chapman.) WALLACE MEETS KELLERMAN AND IMMEDIATELY REC OGNIZES HIM AS AN ANTAGONIST Bynppela.—Lieut. Mark Wallace, U. S. A., la wounded at the battle of Santiago. While wandering «lone In the Jungle he conies across t dead nun In a hnt outside of which a little girl la playing. When he Is rescued he takes the girl to the hospital and announces his Intention of adopting her. His commanding officer, Major Howard, tells him that the dead man was Hampton, a traitor who sold depart ment secrets to an international gang in Washington and was de tected by himself and Kellerman, an officer In the same office. How ard pleads to be allowed to send the child home to his wife and they agree that she shall never know her father's shame. Several years later Wallace visits Eleanor at a yonng ladies' boarding school. She gives him a pleasant shock by declaring that when she Is eighteen she intends to marry him. CHAPTER IV.—Continued. It came In the form of a letter from Colonel Howard, the first In two years. Howard had. In the past, repeatedly tried to Induce Mark to take advantage of opportunities that he had put before him, but Mark had refused stubbornly, until the Major had given him up in disgust. Howard did not know, and Mark did not himself understand, the underlying Idea In hts own mind, the sense of subdued rancor against the man who had robbed him of Eleanor, coupled with the sense of sacrifice, that he might withdraw all his claims on the child. Now, however, Howard made one more attempt. M I want you to think this proposi tion over as quickly as possible," he wrote, "not for my sake or yours, but because your duty Is to take the Job. With war with Germany in plain view to the Initiated, there are great things doing in Washington, and I've been ottered my old post at the mobilisation department, which has been enlarged beyond all knowledge. Tour work in the West Is better known than you think, Wallace, and we want you here. Wire If you can, and come by the first train. Thl« Is official, so don't wait for divisional notification, which may take days." The letter reached Mark in one of his periods of helpless despondency. Impulsively he wired back, accepting, regretted as soon as the message bad been dispatched, but packed his suit case, turned over the command to the senior lieutenant, and took the train for Washington. As he went Bast the years seemed to fall from him like a dream. It was a frosen labyrinth In which he seemed to have been wandering ; he seemed to come to himself with a consciousness of yean wasted, bçt of yean of action ahead. ; Colonel Howard gaxed curiously at him as he rose from his desk in the war office and grasped his bands. "I should never have known you, Wallace,!' he sold. v What be was thinking was, "Good, Lord, bow the years have eaten Info him!" "Don't think that your work has been unrecognised." he said, after a few minutes of desultory chatting. "It has been, and I know that recognition in Vù H "You'll Excuse Mo For a Moment" is *"»isg to you in the fullest meas ■re. Ton are to work under me here Ifo a big scheme that we are prepay •»g my boy, and only Kellerman and L nd yourself, will be acquainted with lTthe details, outside of the depart mental head. You remember Keller manT* a. ; , Mark nodded, trying to piece to gether the pictures of the past "We are working out the mobilisa tloa plans ftmttfce first contingent af ter it reaclxm France," Howard con tinued. "It's a. bigger scheme than anything we Mew In the past. You'll act as my subordinate and have an to tür^ ■ -wiudge of the details—a aort L to af of understudy, In fact, but with a good deal of Initiative as well. And If war comes, as It Is sure to come, we'll be sent over on the first transport, to pre pare things for the troops. Ah, Kel lerman, here's Wallace, newly arrived to take over his duties." Mark saw not the slightest change In Kellerman since the days of the Cuban war. Kellerman was just as florid as ever, just as burly, with the same rath er sinister way of glancing; his black hair was unthl lined and untouched with gray. He had borne the years much better than Mark. If Kellerman reciprocated Mark's feelings, he showed no sign of it ln bis cordial handgrip. "We were glad to get you, Wallace," he said. "You'll excuse me for a mo ment, I'm sure." He drew Colonel Howard aside in conversation, while Mark twirled his Angers and looked out of the window Into the busy hive of the capital, and tried to make himself believe that It was all true. . When Kellerman had gone the Colo nel Invited Mark to sit down, and launched into business. "I must tell you that It's a pretty stiff job that we're tackling, Mark," he said. "To begin with, we're a sort of nucleus of the whole organization. We're In touch with every division. We haVe to have the whole thing at our lingers' ends—and It's mainly a matter of ships, animals, and trans port. And, to cap the climax, you can Imagine what a nest of Intrigue and espionage Washington has become In these days. And, as neutrals—osten sibly neutrals—we can do nothing to put an end to It" He stretched out his linger and pointed toward the big safe between the windows. "Any one of some two hundred pa pers there, Mark, would give a valu able clue," he said. "Every night when work Is finished, your task will be to open the safe, take out the Inner case' containing these documents, add those on which you have been working, In cluding every waste sheet and every scrap of the day's blotting paper, and have the day porter convey them, under your personal supervision, to the strong room, where you and either the General, myself, or Kellerman, will place them In the safety vault In the morning the same procedure Is re versed. And that Is why I Insisted on our getting you, Mark. I knew you, and I don't know the hundred of other officers of Impeccable character whom we could have secured. We can't run risks—we simply can't That's why It has to be Just you and Kellerman and L We had our lesson In the old days, you know." He frowned at the remembrance, and then answered Mark's unspoken question with another. "Where are you staying, Wallace?" "At the Congressional. 1 "Well, I want you to come and stay with us as soon as we're settled. We've rented a house In Massachusetts circle, and move In on the first of the month. Eleanor and Mrs. Howard are still in New York, but they're coming here In about ten days' time—Just as soon as can get the house ready for them. Eleanor la dying to see you, and Mrs. Howard has the pleasantest remem brances, of course. And now I'm going to take you to the Brigadier." The Bhort Interview with the head of the department confirmed Mark's Impressions as to the businesslike na ture of the plans of the war office. Mark went home. He was resolved, al though he had not told the Colonel, not to become his guest—at least not unless he found that he could take up his life again where he had dropped It, years before. And then—but what was the use of speculating? He went home to his hotel. He was surprised to find how easily he seemed to fit Into his environment when he donned his long-neglected evening clothes and went down to the dining room of the Congressional. Al most the first face he saw was that of a man of his class ; within a few min utes Mark Wallace was seated at the dinner table with' a merry party of old friends and new acquaintances. And the years had slipped away from him. Op the next morning, when be took up bis duties, it was with the sense that he was no longer a stranger. to aort Washington was ready to extend her welcome to him. At the Army dub. to which he was posted by Colonel Howard, he found himself, much to his surprise, often the center of a respect ful audience, eager to hear of the work of the army In the forlorn ontposts of the West. He discovered, too, with surprise, that he was by no means as nnknown as he had Imagined himself to be. Then there were invitations that had to be accepted, receptions and dinners ; yet through it all Mark waited for the charmed day when the house In Massa chusetts circle was to be opened, dis playing the princess of his Imagination, the little child of the hillside, the schoolgirl, grown Into the image of bis dreams. CHAPTER V. in In as na al not up It, the Al of min the old And him. took When at last he alighted at the door, and was shown into the recep tion room, he felt that he was almost trembling with eagerness. He looked uncertainly about him, at the group of young officers, the ladies, at Mrs. Howard, and then at the styl ishly dressed young woman at her side. And, forgetting his manners, he ap proached her In stupefaction, ignoring his hostess for the moment. "Eleanor !" "Uncle Mark ! It's never you, Uncle Mark !" cried the girl. "Why, I should never, never have known you!" But would he have known her, had he not looked closely Into the clear eyes to discern the face of the little waif beneath the beauty of the woman? He had often and often Imagined her, grown to womanhood, and dressed as he would have dressed her, but some how she had always had the look and aspect of the child, blended with the schoolgirl. A sudden chill went through his heart at her self-mastery, the well bred welcome that had In It little of real eagerness. And he realized that, though he had always looked on her as lost, at the bottom of his heart he must have hoped to find her again. He stood, a graylng-halred, uncom fortable, almost middle-aged man, try ing to feel at home. He saw Keller man looking at him across the room, ns If there was some message In his eyes. "I hope I haven't changed so much as all that," said Mark, trying to smile. "No," she answered, looking at him with a searching, direct gaze. "Not really—only at first appearance. Why, Uncle Mark, your hair is turning gray. What have you been doing wltb your self?" He felt that the unconscious shaft had gone well home. He only answer ed vaguely. There was a little In formal dancing, and, as he felt befitted his age, be waltzed a few turns with Eleanor and sat back with Mrs. How ard, surveying the gay crowd, and re calling memories—about the most dis heartening thing that he could have done. "What do you think of Eleanor?" asked Mrs. Howard. "You didn't ex pect to find the little schoolgirl grown up like this, did you?" "Nor she me—like this," answered Mark humbly. But the Colonel's wife missed the allusion. "She has been crazy to see you," Mrs. Howard continued. "She gave the Colonel no rest after he told us that he was trying to get you for the war office. I believe she had always had a sort of romantic recollection of you, and looked upon you as a sort of guardian, although, of course, It was a fortunate thing for her and us—and you, too—that Colonel Howard did succeed In Inducing you to let us take her. She has been everything to us." "Of course," said Mark mechanic ally. "It would have been a terrible life for her out In the desert," sighed Mrs. Howard. "I think that you were very wise, Captain Wallace. And what dreadful burden and responsibility you you would have had I" This time Mark did not attempt to answer. "She has been a daughter to both of us," pursued his hostess. "And now I'm afraid—we're both afraid, Captain Wallace, that we cannot hope to have her for long. She was quite the rage In New York last season." Wallace followed the girl with his eyes. She had Just been dancing with a young officer; It had been a two step, and as the band of three pleceç broke Into the wildest and merriest part of the piece he saw her, with flushed face and laughing eyes, accept Kellerman's arm and surrender herself to the dance. Kellerman caught Mark's eyes across the room. He looked straight back with a meaning challenge which waa unmistakable. Mark knew at that moment that his antipathy to Keller man had returned, although he was In clined to believe the other was not aware It had ever existed. Kellerman was a splendid figure, even In his civilian evening clothes. Tally six feet tall, with the chest and limbs of an athlete, florid, with crisp black hair and a sense of the posses sion of power, he looked at least five years Mark's Junior, though they had her ! been born In the same year. "Hand dub. some Kellerman" had been bis aobri quet in Cuba. Mark remembered across the lapse of years, and Into his mind there began to filter, too, stray stories about him. Mark did not Judge him by these, but by the intuition which sent a cold wave to his heart as he saw him with Eleanor. It seemed to him that Keller man's look, as he turned to the girl, was one of Intentional conquest—in another man It might have been called infatuation ; and the girl knew It and was happy In It. The bitterness of that moment was like a sword thrust. Had he come three thousand miles for this? But what had been his thoughts for El eanor, his vague wishes as to her fu ture? He did not know. He had dreamed —dreamed of her, and never pictured her as she was. There was an Informal, stand-up supper about eleven. Eleanor came to Mark and asked him to take her to uuu Iftilt A "Now I Knew You Are My Real Uncle Mark." the buffet Mark was conscious of a coldness, or hurt resentment In the girl's manner, as If he bad neglected her. He brought her a plate and sat be side her In an alcove. They were alone, measurably, for the first time that eve ning. Unde Mark, you are disappointing me," said Eleanor. ! know It, and I'm sorry for It,' said Mark. "I suppose It's—because I am not a bit like what you expected me to be." "You are not the least bit like what I expected, or remembered. Captain Mark," she answered. In his Jealousy he was conscious of the altered prefix. And, as Eleanor looked at him with hurt In her eyes she broke off to smile at a young officer across the room, who returned an ar dent gaze across the rubicund shoul ders of a very homely, but most Im portant dame whom he was helping to champagne. "Most of us experience disappoint ments In people whom we have Ideal ized," said Mark lamely. "You mean—Oh, I'm sure I thank you, Captatn Wallace," answered the girl acidly. "Shall we go back?" But Mark had a moment of Inspira tion. "Before we go, Eleanor," he said, "don't you think we might get to un derstand each other a little? I sup pose I have been rude—but, you see, have been conscious of your disap pointment all the evening, and—" He stopped in bewilderment, for El eanor was—laughing. "But I seem at least to have the faculty of amusing you," he continued. "Dear Uncle Mark!" said Eleanor, laughing with tears In her eyes. She laid her hand on his shoulder. "Now I know you are my real Uncle Mark after all," she said. "Why?" he asked, In astonishment. "That's just like you. Uncle Mark. It's you—It's the real 'you' I've always remembered." "You seem to remember my charac ter very well, Eleanor," said Mark, trying not to relent, and having an un comfortable feeling that she was an adept at hoodwinking. "Well, you know, you paid me a fair ly long visit at tho Misses Harpers' school, Uncle Mark." "You were nothing but a schoolgirl then." It wide of Ing A guise small they and said. mill by and loss. men Cal., was tion and the is Wallace cornea upon the man who ho believes is haunting EU sartor's footsteps. Ho follows him to a house where ho la sur prised to coma face to face with Kellerman. You will not want to misa the next Installment. (TO BE CONTINUED.) IDAHO BUDGET Dr J. D. Irwin of Cal.lwell was ser iously injured when his automobile was struck by an Interurban car. Excellent reports are coming In from all the sectors of the state relative to the organization work for the United War Work campaign drive. Word has been received of the safe arrive! In France of Mrs. Lucretlu Botsford, who went from Boise ns a stenographer for the Ited Cross. Hunters are making their way to the Teton mountains and elsewhere as the result of the fine tracking snow which has fallen in the last few days. It Is planned to conduct a state wide campaign for the reorganization of every farm bureau in Idaho Imme diately after Thnnksglving and clos- 1 Ing not later than December 15. A party of young men, under the j guise of Hallowe'en pranks, placed a small building on top of a drug store building at Murtaugh, practically des troying the root of the building. Potato growers near Caldwell are growing dissatisfied with the price they are receiving for their product and may organize to obtain a price based on the eastern markets, It is said. The Harris Creek Lumber company mill at Horseshoe Bend was destroyed by fire last week. The mill, machinery and a new $4000 truck were a total loss. Much of the lumber nearby was saved. A number of Bannock county young men have been called Into the marine corps and left last week for Salt Lake, here they will take the final physical tests before being sent tOvMare Island, Cal., for intensive training. Mrs. Nellie Eastman of Boise has re ceived a leter from her son, Sergeant Clifford I. Eastman, stating that he was gassed in the last drive. He as a member of Company H and saw service on the Mexican border. Clifford Henley has been killed in action In France, according to informa tion received by friends. He was a resident of Bruneau when he enlisted and Is the first young man from that place to give his life in the war. State Fuel Administrator C. C. An derson, through the press nnd by let ters to the coal dealers throughout the state, Is endeavoring to organize a store your winter coal now" cam paign throughout southern and south eastern Idaho. Frank Sullivan, C. W. Darcy and Edward Miller, charged with burglary, and Ralph Johnson, charged with forg ery, escaped from the Lincoln county jail at Shoshone. It Is said that Dar cey made the keys which liberated himself and the other men. "You have done your duty voter—now meet your greater obliga tion as a war saver." This paragraph is one taken from a clever bit of propa ganda issued by the Idaho War Sav ings committee, a copy of which was given to each vote at the polls in cer tain sections. Citizens' of Jerome are aroused over the treatment accorded Boyd Kelly Frazer, 19 years old, at the S. A. T. C. school at Moscow and an investigation Into circumstances attending his dis charge when suffering from Spanish Influenza and his death three days af ter his arrival home, has been started. Actual bank reports show that Ida ho has exceeded its fourth Liberty Loan quota by $2,111,300. Every bank in the state has now made its official report of bond sales during the fourth loan and the totals sh<i> that the state has subscribed $16,781,300. A total of 104,304 subscribers has been reported in the fourth loan. The state's quota was $14,670,000, A well known Twin Falls tencher, who wishes to respond to the cill for war work overseas, mentioned casually In her letter of application that If there was any doubt as to her powers of endurance, she and four other teachers had just assisted a Hindu nnd some Japs In topping and loading 18 tons of sugar beets. A man who was arrested and brought back to Twin Falls from Long n , ., , — I Bench. Cal., under a warrant charging SH"«* one dlv Tee/' h / a " a T ed Tmhre O Pn.Tn T.T . T? Judge O. I. Duvall stated that his name was George Spiro Megas. Members of the Twin Falls unit of the Idaho regiment, which has been converted Into headquarters company of an artillery regiment, took part In | the action at Chateau Thierry, accord ing to advices received In Idaho lust week. Last week an order was Issued at Idaho Falls that every person must wear a mask while anywhere associat ing with other persons, nnd that all . , . business houses except drug stores and restaurants and hotels should close at 6 o clock p. m. Dick Donovnn, deputy director of the state farm markets bureau, who has been sick for almost a month in u Pittsburgh, Pa., hospital with Spaa ish influenza, has entirely recovered. Because of the influenza epidemic the state board of agriculture an -1 nounced last week that the Lewiston livestock show, scheduled for Novein £ LSrtriof N '"T"* - 5 Ume during P Dec^m^r m " "H r\ « . ,, , _ Declaring that the revenue has been Insufficient to pay operating ex penses. the Caldwell Traction com-1 paay has applied to the public utilities commission for permission to dlscon • tlnue service on Its branch from 8kl Une station to Lake I-owell from No ember o0 to April 1, 1919. For Birthdays Little thing* make life worth living. 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Part of this three-meters-long veil is Intended to conceal the face, v.hllo the remainder flows down over the tig ure and closely nestles to the body. The veil, which falls over the hack. Is completely sown over with diamond dust, while the part In front Is less dusted, so as not to impair the fac-a and the organs of sense. The lowest ends of the veil are covered with bril liants. The tissue of the veil Is so prepared ns to cause changes In color when ex posed to the air. No sooner has the wearer stepped Into the street than the veil assumes a delicate rosy hue, which deepens and, as It were, be comes animate the longer It retrains In the open. When the queen returns to her abode the hue passes away and the veil turns pale and dead ns be* fore. The veil has been credited with pos sessing the most wonderful powers. For a century It has been in the pos session of the royal house of 81am, nnd although constantly used und ex posed to all kinds of Influences of the weather it has not lost anything of Its texture and beauty. Courtesy a Business Asset. Courtesy Is the life of trade. To be sure you must have the goods, but courtesy helps to sell them. A certain big establishment has a man whose chief business Is to meet people and make them feel at home. He 1ms a pleasant post a short distance from the door and It's his business to see every one that comes In. He has a handshake and a smile for everybody. When people come In that do not seem to know where they want to go he talks with them and learns their needs and sees that they get In touch with the proper clerks. The crowd buys there because It Is made to feel that the store Is Interested In them. And they pay less for the goods, too, lie cause they buy ln such large quanti ty that the store can afford to soli at lower rates and still make money. That's the reason it sells more furni ture, carpets and general furnishings than all the other stores combined in that town. Courtesy and service is the watchword and they find there's money In It.—Pennsylvania Grit. Not Defenseless. The tale of little George Washington and the qherry tree Is of more than dubious authority; but a mother who recently related It to her sm all son learned that, If It Is to be used for the edification of young Americans it is better, at least, served plain, with I no attempt nt enhancement or empha .i a !, Tu j ,, * °* h,s father upon the scene. She pie Augustine Washington as an el derly. stern nnd statelv narent of the old school, with cocked lyit and cane. She proceeded Impressively: "But George could not tell a lie. He told the truth, even though his father | stood with the cane In his hand!" "But," said Jimmy breathlessly, "George had the hatchet* hadn't he?''*"■ Youth's Companion. Caught On to Bailors' Trick. If a man's hat blew overboard while . leaving port many British sklppa** would turn back and delay sailing un at til the next day. It was an omen that nne of the- crew would be lost over tha of s,de during the trip. This sign, how evel '- became discredited, ns wily dock in bunds, desirous of another day ashore w **h their wives and families, con I traeted the habit of going aloft and ' "®' Stln * the wln<1 to foreto11 dlsaster ' -1 CWnw.iT a ° erl ' /a . t,v ®' r St rpora ' 18 derlved frora T ' ' V 5 * "ord «-ps. * n medieval Latin meant a chief commander ; hence the French caporal ex com-1 8lept on and Under Feathers, Tho Dutch colonists In America managed to fight the cold moie safr 8kl ceasfully than any at the other coW* No- 1 »*■**. and It was their custom to hart j a feather mattress to sleep upon # D ^ I another tq sleep under.