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him, by a' brief calculation, To say 'just
when the Lake of the Sun would be ou
the meridian of Mars as seen from the
earth. Our chronometers still kept ter
restrial time; we knew the exact num
ber of days and hours that had elapsed
since we had departed, and so it was
possible by plaoing ourselves in a line
between tbe earth and Mars to be prac
tically in the situation of an astronomer
in his observatory at home.
Then it was only necessary to wait
for the hour when cho Lake of tbe Sun
would be upon the meridian of Mars in
order to be certain what the true direc
tion of the latter from the flagship was.
Having thus located the heart of our
foe behind its shield of darkness, we
prepared to strike.
"X have ascertained," said Mr. Edi
son, "the vibration period of the smoke, i
so that it will be egsy for us to shatter
it into invisible atoms. You will see
that every stroke of the disintegrators
will open a hole through the black cur
tain. If their field of destruction could
be made wide enough, we might in that
manner clear away the entire covering
of smoke, bat all that we shall really
be able to do will be to puncture it with
holes, which will perhaps enable us to
catob glimpses of tbe surface beneath.
In that manner we may be able more
effeotnally to concentrate our fire upon
the most vulnerable points."
Everything being prepared, and the
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entire squadron having assembled to ,
watch tbe effect of the opening blow i
and be ready to follow it np, Mr. Edi- I
son himself poised one of the new dis- |
integrators, which was too large to bo
carried in tbe band, and following tbe
direction indicated by the calculations
of the astronomer he launched the vibra- !
tory disoharge into the ocean of black- j
ness beneath.
Instantly there opened beneath us a I
huge, well shaped hole, from which tbe j
black clouds rolled violently back in
every direction.
Through this opening we saw the j
gleam of brilliant lights beneath.
We had made a bit.
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"It is the Lake of the Sun!" shouted
tbe astronomer who furnished the cal
culation by means of which its position
had been disoovered.
And, indeed, it was tbe Lake of the
Sun. While the opening in the clouds
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made by the discharge was not wide,
yet it sufficed to give us a view of a
portion of the curving shore of the lake,
which was ablaze with electrio lights.
Whether our shot had done any dam
age beyond making tbe ciroular open
ing in the cloud curtain we could not
tell, for almost immediately the sur
rounding black smoke masses billowed
in to fill up the hole.
But in the brief glimpse we had
caught sight of two or three large air
ships hovering in space above that part
of the Lake of the Sun and its bordering
city which we had beheld. It seemed to
mo in that brief glance I bad that one
bad been touched by tbe discharge
and was wandering in an erratio mau
ner ' but tbe clouds closed iu so rapidly
I could not be certain.
Anyhow, we had demonstrated one
I hiug ' " ,ld tllab that we could peue
^ ra ^° cloud shield and reach the
Mart»« ,s in their hiding place.
been prearranged that tbe first
discharge from the flagship should bo a
Signal fur tile concentration of the fil'O
0 f a ll the other shins nwm ths ssmn
1 uo hul P s upon tlie Same
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A little hesitation, however, ocourred
and half a minute had elapsed before
the disintegrators from the other mem
bers of tbe squadron wore got into play,
Then suddenly we saw an immense
commotion in tbe cloud beneath us. It
seemed to be beaten and hurled in every
direction and punctured liko a sievo
with nearly 100 great, circular holes,
Through these gaps we could see clearly
a large region of the planet's surface,
with many airships floating above it
and the blaze of innumerable eloctric
lights illuminating it. The Martians
had created an artificial day under the
This time there was no question that
the blow bad been effective. Four or
five of tbe airships, partially destroyed,
tumbled headlong toward the ground, ;
while even from our great distanoe there
was unmistakable evidenoe that fearful
exeoutiou had been done among the
crowded struotures along the shore-of
As each of our ships possessed but one
of the new disintegrators, and siuoo a
minute or so was required to adjust
them for a fresh discharge, we remained
for a little while inactive after deliver
ing the blow. Meanwhile the cloud our
tain, though rent to shreds by the con
centrated discharge' of the disintegra
tors, quickly became a uniform black
sheet again, hiding everything.
We had just had time to congratulate
ourselves on the successful opening of ;
our bombardment, and the disintegrator j
of the flagship was poised for another !
discharge, when suddenly out of the ;
black expanse beneath quivered im
mense electrio beams, clear cut and
straight as bars of steel, but dazzling j
our eyes with unendurable brilliance.
It was the reply of the Martians to
our attack.
Three or four of the electrical ships
ourtain.
the lake.
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were seriously damaged, and one, close
beside tbe flagship, ohanged color, with
ered and collapsed with tbe same sick
ening phenomena that had made our
hearta ghudder wben flrst d{
of this kind ooourred during our brief
battle over tbe asteroid.
Another score of our comrades were
gone, and yet we had hardly begun tbe
fight.
Glancing at tbe other ships which had
been injured, I saw that the damage to
them was not so serious, although they
were evidently hors de combat for ths
present.
Our fighting blood was now boiling,
and we did not stop long to oouut our
losses.
''Into the smoke!" was tbe signal,
and the 90 and more electrio ships
which still remained in condition for
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action immediately shot downward.
It was a wild plunge. We kept off
the decks while rushing through the
bliuding smoke, but the instant we
emerged below, where we found our
selves still a mile above the ground, we
were out again, ready to strike.
I have simply a confused recollection
of flashing lights beneath and a great,
dark arch of clouds above, out of which
our ships seemed dropping on all sides,
and then the fray burst upon and aronnd
us, and no man oould see or notice any
thing nxoept by half comprehended
glances.
Almost in an Instant, it seemed, a
swarm of airships surrounded ns, while
from what for laok of a more descrip
tive name I shall oall the forts abont
the Lake of the Sun leaped tongnes of
electrio fire, before whioh some of onr
■hips were driven like bits of flaming
paper in a high wind, gleaming for a
moment, then curling up and gone for
It was an awful sight, bnt the battle
fever was raging in ns, and we, on onr
part, were not idle.
Every man carried a disintegrator,
and these hand instruments, together
with those of heavier caliber on the
ships, poured tbeir resistless vibrations
in every direction through the quiver
ever.
ing air.
The airships of the Martians were de
■troyed by the score, but yet they flock
ed upon us thicker and faster.
Wo dropped lower and our blows fell
upon tbe forts and upon the widespread
city bordering the Lake of the Son. We
almost entirely silenced the fire of one
of the forts, but there were 40 more in
fall action within reach of our eyes.
Some of tbe metallic buildings were
partly unroofed by the disintegrators
and some bad tbeir walls riddled and
fell with thundering crashes, whose
sound rose to our ears above the hellish
din of battle. I caught glimpses of giant
forms struggling iu the ruins and rush
ing wildly through the streets, bnt
there was no time to see anything
dearly
Our flagship seemed charmed. A
crowd of airships hang upon it liko a
swarm of angry bees, and at times one
oonld not see for tbe lightning strokes,
yet we escaped destruction, while our
selves dealing death on every hand.
It was a glorious fight, but it was not
war; uo, it was not wur We really had
no nioro chance of ultimate success
funicl that multitr ' i of enemies than a
prisoner miming the gantlet in a crowd
of savages has of esoape.
A conviction of the hopelessnoss of
the contest finally forced itself upon our
minds, and the shattered squadron,
which had kept well together amid the
storm cf death, was signaled to retreat.
Shaking off their pursuers as a hunted
bear shakes off the dogs, 00 of the eleo
trical ships rose up through the clouds
where more than 00 had gone down!
Madly we rushed upward through the
vast curtain and continued our flight to
a great elevation, far beyond the reach
of the awful artillery of the enemy.
Looking back, it seemed the very
mouth of hell that we hàd escaped from.
The Martians did not for an instant
cease their lire even when we were far
beyond their roach. With furious per
sistence they blazed away through the
cloud curtains, and the vivid spikes of
lightning shuddered so swiftly on one
another's track that they were like a
flaming halo of electrio lances around
the frowning helmet of the war planet.
But after awhile they stopped their
terrifie sparring, and once more the inl
mense globe assumed the appearance of
a vast ball of black smoko, still wildly
agitated by tbo roceut disturbance, but
exhibiting no opening through which
wo could discorn what was going on be
ueath.
Evidently the Martians believed they
had finished us.
At no time since the beginning of our
advonture had it appeared to me quite
so hopeless, reckless and ruad as it seem
ed at present.
We had suffered fearful losses, and yet
what had we accomplished? We had
won two fights on the asteroid, it is
true, but then we had overwhelming
numbers on our side,
Now we were facing millions on their
own ground, and our very first assault
had resulted in a disastrous repulse,
with the loss of at least 80 6lectrio ships
and 000 men 1
Evidently we could not endure this
sort of thing. We must find some other
means of assailing Mars, or else give up
the attempt,
of.
produces'effects like those of arsenic,
but Dl . King's New Life Pills expel
Hie poisons from clogged bowels,
Fevers, all Liver, Kidney and Bowel
troubles. Only 25c at Churchill's
drug store.
A J Snell wanted to attend a
But the latter was not to be thought
It was no mere question of self
pride, however, and no consideration of
the tremendous interests at stake,
which would compel us to continue our
apparently vain attempt.
Continued Next Week.
Food Changed To Poison
Putref\ing food in the intestines
gently, easily hut surely,curing Con
stipation, Biliousness, Sick Headache,
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party, but was afraid to do so on ac
count of pains in his stomach, which
he feared would grow worse. He says,
■I was telling my troubles to a lady
'Chamberlain's
friend, who said:
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy
will put you in eondiiiou for the
party ' 1 bought a bottle and take
pleasure in stating that two doses
cured me and enabled me to have a
n! time at the party."
Mr. Snell
i-< a resident of Summer Hill, N. Y.
This remedy is for sale by Churchill
airy horses,
2-3
Drug Co.
Your Kldneyn ?
Dr. Hobbs' Sparacrus Pills cure all kidney Ills. Sam
ple free. Add. Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or N. Y.
How Ai
Will Receive Cavalry Horses.
I will be iu Weiser on Monday
December 30th 1901 to receive Cav
Henry Wallop.
A Good Oough Medicine
[From the Gazette, Toowoomba, Aus
tralia.]
1 find Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
is an excellent medicine.
I have
fur the last two months, and it has
e ff ec ted
been suffering from a severe cough
a cure. 1 have great pleas
ure in recommending it.— W. C.
Wockner. This is the opinion of
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residents, and has been voluntarily
^iven in good faith that others may
one of our oldest and most respected
try the remedy and he benefited, as
was Mr. Wockner. This remedy is
sold by Churchill Drug Co.
"During a long illness I was troubled
Of Benefit to You.
D. S. Mitchell, Fulford, Md. :
itli bed sores, was advised to try
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Sure cure for piles,
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—Davis Drug Co.
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P u ^ them in perfect order. Genuine
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that interests every housewife
in Weiser. In the first place
find out the kind you want, then
I'll tell you where you can se
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Keep Cheese for everybody, consisting of the following noted brands:
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TILLAMOOK FULL CREAM
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LIMBURGER
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Music by VanSiee's Orchestra.
FOUR VALUABLE PRIZES AWARDED
For the best lady's costume, best gent's costume, most comical lady's
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TICKETS, INCLUDING SUPPER FOR TWO, $2.00
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Weiser, Idaho.
Farm Loans
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He sells the best and supplies you promptly.
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