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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY THE FRIG E ness at wns the far horizon. Also, he required hire- "I'll bring tin down yourfwt." self lo all In gelling there, He BtHrtcd Mid. He did 10. "Art you satisfied witli tho In silence, sure that he had no breath to waale on Idle ho asked, beginning to. puck up, At Ait -hi used to uk to hli but they tMl' t0 associated sound making. Fiif about live liuiulreil yards he did well, was even proud of himself. Thru he found Hint tho -thing was coming to moot him, though he knew Hint only' a .moment It was nt his tall, That proved lo him that the real horizon he wnnttit sp badly was exactly behind him, and ho nearly spraiuod hlniBelf In getting round. It' came homo lo him then that he had not' really been flying fust Ihe pule first time. He could toll Unit by (lie rale he was going now. lint It was 'not his good nay. The In- credible bird with the chilling- voice wns'onco more dead ahead, steering down on him In super-flight. Crow made up his mind Unit now (lie lime lo make the experiment ho hud' lone Intended, and sei "That Is hardly I proper question to D. Culffro told him. '.'I shall have to report lo tho au- thorltles, nud they will decide upou tho merits of tho machine." t wltn. The Kaiser's officers liavo very, atrlct Ide lionor, and they did not think Kdwanl of Eresby Onartley honorable. What he thought himself to hs nwer told any on.. But he bec.ino more anil more allent; each day he was a ahade (Trimmer, mid Ihe German officers understood and did not pity. irt hen a high Englishman loses catto ho becomes one. of two things, a sot or a cynic. Olmrtley became a cynic, most cynical concerning himself. It la oim thing to rcnounco your country in a flt of Jusrlflablu disappointment. It IK another .to rcnounco her nnd A month later Oharllcy, a llttla thinner' nnd much walked down the, really magnificent night of xlnirs that led to the Innermost sanctuaries of the ,ls another, nnd a rery bitter thing, to go on living afler, and that In a country where you are tolerated for thu barm you can Uo to the land that bore you. It w where you could come io If you went up and up for- and War Office. the politest nffeclallon of regret at their cqniinaiid, the authorities had definitely (old him that they were uunblc to iidopt the suggestion he and so kindly made for the destruction of jiosllle aeroplanes BY T. DONOVAN BAYLEY. l. mi, tr tbi YorktHersId Co. Ill mbti ever and ever at flfly miles an hour. :io be started, but the phenomenon slnrted loo, and i.ld it quicker.' He was beginning to lose his self-control. That ho ulrshlps. come to sily gooUby for a year, I "Xou're t I "J'ye come to.say.goodby for a Lieu- I tenant Iloaalrl Chartley once more. "Where_ are you the elder brother asked. "What's Jt mean? If there's anything I can do? I'm hard up just now, but I could manage five hundred. .I'd raUjer not, but I can." "No; It's nothing like that. But It's awfnlly good of yon to offer.- I can guess your experiments keep you pretty broke. I'm going lo be lost for a year.' made, but otherwise he showed no sign of his .excite- tried to go (hreo ways at once proved that. "What Is wrong with he asked blimfly; "Surely to.capable an engineer us Mr. Ohartloy must bo aware that thcra was nothing intrinsically faulty iWhon in the construction of whal, he doubtless knew was a g o s .exce- f vl. meut. the gods were kind Ijc did not clamor Mne ,cmM facility Ingenious coutrlvance.yi Whoti. they were' unklud It .left him for-he did not permit himself to he hjraterlcn! under aoy-stress. hud he known It. was tho time lie was permitted by whatever ll 18 tlint we call Fute, to be happy In weft and woof. He Had achieved, ami so fur bis achievement was untiluted. so six ways at and RO tlicin all Mini) lie CouUI go.one, he Jettisoned his rcasou. Lie doubled when things were becoming almost Insup- portable that he heard from Ills brother, it last back In London; Mary and he were Inseparable now, though Hue never meant to inurry him. "1 owe everything to your generosity In the Ilonnld wrote, "mid 1 need lo be glad and grateful had such a brother. Jt was through you that I wa, able to get my commission. ,1 think TOU denied your. .sell to jive me the chance of it. I have resigned It If ever I meet you 1 will break your neck If you speak "Cannot you lee he demanded. "It Is not a-questlon of Its It patiently II. LaSau's Is Aldershot tha i But surely you can tell me where you're going? ,_, i grass sodden and the sky Is gray and the hi Us are 'There may be fifty urgent reasons'for wanting to get you In a hurry." "No, I can't tell you anything. You can guess, when a lieutenant gets twelve months' lesve and'coiues lo his only brother.and says he's off. for a year, but lie's sorry he can't give any adih-ess, there seems to be only one possible ser- Hce." "Well, Infer II, hut don't isk me to confirm It." He walked about the room. must go now. Tell Mn'fy I couldn't come to say goodby to her. She won't hidden by drliile la one of the dreariest places on an earth that Is as full of dreary places as a prison Is full of lost hope. On one of'the dreariest days that the plain has ever suffered a' large, strident motor car, splashed with three men In It. One was Chartley, the other-two were a '.'committee" of War Office experts. The elder portion of the c.iaimittoi. was an unimag- inative major named Kinlore de Culffre. He had a comet's, tali of letters after his name and he was an know I've gone fill you tell her. Try and make her see Is. he was a Junior uicm- tbaf'l-couldn't Help leaving like this. The boat train goes in twenty minutes. I've a tsxl waiting ot tbe door. Goodby, old chap." They shook hands. Then Tlonald Ohartley wont down to his call and. for a time, became a memory. The a.econd portion of the committee was a com- mon person named Bovington Moseley. He was a lieutenant In tbe Koyal Engineers, and Ihe earliest ancestor of whom he had knowledge could read, Many brave men risk their lives for the Old Sea onst accounts and weave cotton by the acre, Mother, and some there be who think that, the secret Bcrvfcc men are the bravest They eroiCs the frontiers and, therefore, was shockingly civilized. A mere trader ill fact. His duty, which he performed admir- ably, was .to. snub Chartley In the intervals when de inren- -J IV. Tbera.was the sound of a little Intermittent rifle fU'lng coming from the distance and now and then a big gun spoke. The battle may join In earnest at any moment now. .Cbartley, standing on 'the fringe of a cluster of officers, which Included the German Headquarters I Staff, peered through the hedge on tbe height 'and looked out acroe; French soli. A mile away be aaw a glimpse of-khaki, and wondered why the German artillery did net open, but then he made out a wagon with-the red cross ou it Tbe khaki fiyurea spread out over the ground, and now aad then they lifted up something long and limp and In khaki ana put It on a stretcher. There had been, some outpost work and tills was tne sftermath of It. Away: on his right front, four tboniand yards from him, a cloud of dust made br the feet of ntanhtac men rose from the ground. Tbe guns at hto rear be- .fan to shell methodically. Tbe sound many men singing the "Marseillaise" floated to Mm from the distance. When that died down he heard a, Brit- ish regiment lustily "Boiled beef and carrots, camcsi Don't be fed like a vegetarian On. tbe food they glre to parrots." Ohartley Inspected his apparatus for the fiftieth It was carried on an armored rooter transport wagon; He did not love tbe work he bad undertaken but'he meant to do it well Tbe price bad "id he Intended to gtie value. -The gods also ID tended to mewrare.wl but not for some minutes yet. He found everything as. It be. The _ _ were fully charged, the .transmitter had nererlwen better and when he tested tbe eagtftee ran with perfect smoothness. Under him there WM one commissioned officer who understood tie appa> with JInry, dissected his brother's character crlll- cally, and then laid all such things to one side and returned to his lathe. This stood In a room that opened off the one In wbjch be has sitting. Though he had only pome from one room to fhc other, and though no one. apparatus. Last cf all, from the botJo of (he box he took the machine he had invented find, mnde and adjusted II. He went to Ihe car, started the" engines' and the dynamo began to hum. In n second or the transmitter was sparking vivaciously. He .picked up. the little winged torpedo, unlocked It. his brother be saw the clouds gathering, but. also, he saw bow they could be made to profit himself, whatever else happened. "Thou shalt. want ere I want" Is the motto of a famous family. It should have been Edward Chart- ley's; He turned the current: dynamo that ran the lathe, and before n minute had passed he had for- gotten everything but the thing he was patiently making. So far it was but little heaps ot Inordinate mechanisms, lint he had the vision to see would be when the last screw was home aud tlie last Iplnt was brazed. T-hV.raom was lit by skylights glazcil with frosted glass.-pn which the shadows of heavy bars fell. The walls .were solid brick, colored with greenish blue nnd the floor was cement covered with eocoarijit malting. Besides the latter there were In the room'a wireless transmuting apparatus, s brazing an electric furnace, a well fitted bench, tools InnimieraWe and'a case ot technical books.. of nil there were two long chests, made of steel and fitted', with combination locks. Dinner' time.came, and went, but he worked on. Daybreak wns turning the light of his lamps yellow riefqre what he was making came into birth ns a unit, as a definite thing with, a purpose of its own. He Tilacred it upon1 a sheet of glass, adjusted It, and the wireless transmitter lo work Immedi- ately the motor In the new born machine begssi whine. Chnriley, wan, tired 'and triumphant, al. lowed himself s small bottle of champagne. As be sloping It the whl.lng went atenotononaly on.' The machine he had made was iinwearledly taking Its power through the air from the wlreleaa trans- mitter, aid he knew that his work was good. Ha was'thrijlid )iy sure snccess. The he had dreaJBaed for five yean had become tbe proren real- Irlta of tbe present. His brain had cowtlred and hi. bands bad wade a thing that could never be tar- gotten. Jet, knew the thing might still not be perfect; He rMllaed tbat these toilful nU ,0 years' he bad (pelt might only M the forerunners ot other rears of tell. But, also, be had tbe guerdon kiiowiedfe that If be bid to spend (Ire jean mon at his wort be coaU not be Ir, doubt that In tb. end mint be his. Bit by bit ha bid Mde tbla thing, be hlmulf, ana none Piker, ana there was not oua Ittrt In all of It, It rai aa sweetly and at truly as It. WM .Til, 11. sat.drtnkrag wlnt wMI. the trans- Its .parka tie Iraaiy IKIls room, Thar, wari dark ring. uk4w 4k4 kki was with aa bt wslelwJ tkt It Npt Till the Flames Sprang Out That He Covered His Eyes With His Hands. Its, hollow end with shot. Then he screwed It up and attached two spools of line silver wire to and switchbacked, and saw screaming walked out. Ho determined to go and see Mary. She might have heard from Itonald; nnd he was getting very anxious about his brother. He had not had one word from him since lie went, and he' was more troubled ib.'in "he 'ciife'd to admit even to himself. that if Donald could get a message through he would send one to Alary, Slip was In when he called, and she gave him both her hands wiijj a murmur of welcome. "I shall -begin to (hint that your work is mn you forget mo she said, "If you come to see me so' seldom." Ihlnl; he said. "Have you heard from Honaid "Xo; why should I if you "It Is not uiilik-ely." VAh, itounld is a very foolish boy. Has the War Ofllce.decided anything "Jt has. It has decided not to have anything to do with me or my invention." Did they giveVou any "Nu." I shall fake the thing to Germany." "It's enough to mnke you say that." "But I mean If." ou won't mean it when yon've got orer your disappointment a little. Why not offer It. fb Aulflrie.Vs friendly to England.'.' "I shall lake it fo be said, doggedly.- "But have you any right when you know as much as you do know of what Is "I Offered it fo It clamorously. Well. Germany will pay heavily for It. You can't; expect such" it perfection of nllnilsm from me." .A week later he wns explaining his Invention to a keenly Interested Gcrinnn slaff oBlcer, and.In ten days, after exhaustive and thorough trials, conducted intelligently. Edward Fltzflilen Eresby GhartleyV .weapon had been bought at his own price for the ex- clusive usn of tho German army nnd he. himself had sworn allegiance to the Kaiser In person. And Edv.-ard Fifzallen Eresby Chariley felt the oath slick In his throat as be swore it, and knew well; IIOWT ever glozc, that he was a traitor. When'a man's country is cursed with fools in high placea lhat is all 'Ihe more reason why he should stand by her to.ihe last breath In his body. He wrote to Mary llcywood, telling her what he had done....... "I have .read your she answtred-'at once, "and It grieved me, for I have lost a friend who was very dear fo friend I loved. I do not know you now. You must not trouble me again, for there nothing .lo' recommend you. The old you is dead, nnd I do not wish to learu the new you." He rend it, powdered the ash of It, and, for the nrst time in his life methodically got 'drunk .In bis own company. To the rery last, paradox as It Is, his sympathy was with England, slid, as he summed it up cynically when he got sober, It didn't much matter what he did new lie wns a and I prefer to meet ray their 'obligations to meet, said- Hhumanu nod he turned away, ley strode up to-him. he said. have become a Ger- man subject. The enemies of Germany are-ray ene- w. i-.. >ni as loyal to the Kaiser as vou are tie knew "Have I denied that? Hare I'ever anked you why you hare- what you. call turned your cost? If you are not satisfied I will have a duel with ,as..J sliouldjlislaste It." "I'm no good a sword, and I caa't use a pis- said' Clisrtlcy, "but I'll accept your challenge, ng aud Ulls la my choice of weapons." will arrange all that) If yon can find any one to second you." you inlght as well know now. It's death for one of us. We'll drink a cup of coffee each, and out ;cuj) of. coffee: will kill." ''What Cllp bc poisoned, and one won't. That gives us each a fair chance." "Bo German, The .rifle Ore began to rip out It. menage mon insistently, and the shrill sounds of'Mlets grew fre- quent. The.'noises of the movements of horses ranked raeu "and field guns becaaw-cotrtinn'ons. From not faraway, came the noble of "The .Watch on sung'in the deep OvrBMn tones. And.then skimming across theelry like a greatgull a monoplane with little guttering.Baton Jaclt sunpendeil'from her body.: 'Am Hew she rose. She came swiftly, toward the lines, and as she grew nearer larger Onarfley