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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
The Last Shot
(Copyright. 1914, by Charlea Scrlbner'a Soni)
At tlirJr home- on thn frontier between
Mm 1 1 row rut anil (Irnys Mnrtn (Jallatul and
her mother, enlertulnlnK Colonel Woatur
llnir of tho Grays, neo Captain Lnnitron,
tnff IntolllKunco oltleor of the llrownn,
Injured by it fall In hln acroplnno. Ten
yearn later. Wt'storlhiK, nomlnnl vice but
real chlttf of Btaff. lelnfnrrca South I-a
Tlr, tnedltnteji on war, and uperiiliiten on
tho comparatlvn iirm of hhriHt'lf and Mar
ta, who In vlnltltiK In tho Gray rapltal.
Westerllntf cnlN on Mnrta. film telli lilin
of hor teaching ehllilrvtt tho follies of war
and martial patriotism, Iicks him to pre
vent war wlillo lio Is chief of Htaff, utul
Srodlctn that If he tnakeR war ncalnat thn
irowrm ho will not win. On thd march
with tho 5Td of tho Hrowns Private Htrn
aky, iiminhlit, decried war and played
out patriotism and Is placed under arrest.
Colonel Uinstron overheat InK, bens hint
o(T. I.ntiHtl-oti cnlls on Mnrtn at her hniiin.
Hn tulkn with Feller, tho Riirtlner. Marta
tells Lnnstron that nhe believes Keller to
be. u py. t.anitron confosues It Is true.
' CHAPTER VI Continued.
"Oh, It's you, Lnnny Colonel Lnn
itron!" ho oxclalmcil thickly. "I saw
that Bomo ono hud como in hero and
naturally 1 wm nlnrtncd, aa nobody
but myself over enters. And MIbs Gal
land!" Ho removed his hat deferential
ly and bowed; hie ntoop returned and
tho lines of Ills faco drooped. "1 was
o Btupld; it did not occur to me that
you might bo showing tho tower to
"Wo aro sorry to have given you a
fright I" said Marta vory gently.
"EhT Eh!" queried Feller, again
deaf. "Fright? Oh, no, no fright. It
might have been somo boys from tho
IIo was about to withdraw, in keep
with his circumspect adherence
to his part, which ho played with a
incerlty that half-convinced oven him
self at times that ho was really draf,
whon tho Ilro flickered hack suddenly
to his eyes and ho glanced from Lan
stron to tho stairway in desperate in
quiry. "Walt. Feller! Threo of us Hhare
tho secret now. Thesu aro Miss Gal
land's premises. I thought best that
flho should know everything," said Lan
stron. "Everything!" exclaimed Feller.
"Everything " tho word caught in his
throat. "You mean my Htory. too?" Ho
was nelthor young nor old now. "She
knows who I am?" ho naked.
"His story!" exclaimed Marta, with
a puzzled look to Lanstrou before alio
turned to Follor with a look of warm
sympathy. "Why, thero Is no story!
You came with excellent recommenda
tions. You are our very efficient gar
dener. That is all wo need to know.
Isn't that tho way you wish It, Mr.
"Yes, just that!" ho said Boftly. rais
ing his oyoB to her. "Thank you, MIbs
' Ho was going after another "Thank
you!" and a bow; going with tho slow
Eton and stooD of his Dart, when Lun-
stron, with a' musculino roughness of
impulse which may bo suhllmo gentle
ness, swung him nround and seized his
hands in a firm caress.
I "Forglvo mo, Gustavo!" ho begged.
"Forglvo tho most brutal of all In
juries that which wounds a friend's
"Why, thero is nothing I could ever
havo to forglvo you, Lanny," ho said,
returning LanBtrou's pressuro while
for an InBtant his quickening muscles
gavo him a soldierly erectnoss. Then
his attitude chnnged to ono of doubt
and Inquiry. "And you found out that
I was not doaf when you had that fait
on tho terrace?" ho asked, turning to
Marta. "That Is how you happened to
got tho wholo Btory? Toll me, hon
"You saw so much more of mo than
tho others, MIbs Galium)," he said with
a charming bow, "and you are so quick
to observe. I am sorry" ho paused
with head down for an InBtnnt "vory
sorry to havo deceived you."
"Out you aro still n deaf gardener
to mo," Bald Mnrta, finding consolation
In pleasing him.
"Eh? Eh?" Ho put his hand to his
ear as ho resumed his stoop. "Yes,
yes," he added, as a deaf man will
whon understanding of a remark which
ho failed at first to catch comes to htm
In an echo. "Yes, tho gardener has no
past," he declared In the gentlo old
gardenor's voice, "when all tho (low
ers die every year and ho thinks only
of next yoar'B blossoms of tho fu
Now the air of tho room seemed to
be stifling him, that of tho rootless
world of the garden calling him. The
bont figure disappeared around a turn
In the path and thoy listened without
moving until tho sound of hla Blow,
dragging footfalls had died away.
"When ho 1b sorvlng tboso of his
own social station I can boo how it
would be easier for him not to havo
me know," said Marta. "Sensitive,
proud and Intense " and a look of
horror appeared In her eyes. "As he
catno across tho room his face- was
transformed. I imaglno it was like
that of a man giving no quarter in a
Follor had won tho day for himself
whero a friend's pleas might havo
failed. This was aa It should bo, Lan
tron thought. .
"Tho right view thoN vlow that you
vara bound to takal" ha aald.
"And yet, 1 don't know your plans
for him, Lanny. There Is anothor thing
to consider," Bho replied, with an ab
rupt change of tone. "Hut first let us
leavo Feller's quartors. We are In
"A man playing deaf; a secret tele
phone installed on our premises with
out our consent this is alU know so
far," said Marta, seated opposite
Lanstron at ono end of the circular
seat In tho arbor of Mercury.
"Of course, with our 3,000,000
against their 5,000,000, tho Grays will
take tho offensive," ho said. "For us,
tho defensive La Tir Is In an angle.
It does not belong In tho permanent
tactical lino of our defenses. Never
theless, thero will be hard fighting
hero. Tho Drowns will fall back step
by etop, and wo mean, with relatively
small coat to ourselves, to mako tho
drays pay a heavy prlco for oach stop
Just as heavy as wo can."
"You neod not uso euphonious
terms," she said without lifting her
lashes or any movement except a
quick, nervous gesture of her free
hand. "What you moan is that you
will kill as many as possible of the
Grays, Isn't Is 7 And if you could kill
five for overy man you lost, that would
bo splendid, wouldn't It?"
"I don't think of it as splendid. There
is nothing splendid about war," ho ob
jected; "not to mo, Marta."
"And after you havo made them pay
five to one or ten to one in human
lives for the tangent, what then? Go
on! I want to look at war face to faco,
freo of tho will-o'-the-wisp glamour that
draws on soldiers."
"We fall back to our first line of do
dense, fighting all tho tlmo. Tho Grnys
occupy La Tlr, which will bo out of tho
reach of our guns. Your house will
no longer bo in danger, and wo happon
to know Unit WcHtcrllng means to
make It hie headquarters." n
"Our houso Westerllng'a headquar
ters!" sho repeated. With a Btart that
brought her up erect, alert, challeng
ing, her lashes flickering, sho recalled
that WcBterllng had said at parting
that he should sco hor if war camo.
This corroborated LatiBtron's informa
tion. Ono sldo wanted a spy in tho
garden; tho other a general in tho
houso. Was she expected to make a
choice? Ho had ceased to bo Lanny.
Ho personified war. Westerling per
sonified war. "I suppose you have
spies under his vory noBo in his very
stuff offices?" sho asked.
"And probably ho hus In ours," said
Lnnstron, "though wo do our best to
"What a pretty example of trust
among civilized nations!" she ex
claimed. "You say that Westerling,
who commands tho killing on his side.
will bo in no dnnger. And, Lanny, are
you u person of such distinction in the
she nskod. "I thought you wore to do
pend on them for scouting."
"Wo shall uso them, but they ure
the least tried of all tho new re
eourccs," ho said. "A Gray aeroplane
may cut a Drown aeroplane down be
fore it returns with the nows wo Want.
At most, when tho aviator may descend
low enough for nccurato observation
ho can sco only what Is actually being
dono. Feller would know Wcsterling'B
plans before thoy were even In tho
first steps of execution. This" play
ing tho thought happily "this would
bo tho ideal arrangemont, whllo our
planes and dirigibles were kept over
our lines to strike down theirs. And,
Mnrta, that Is all," ho concluded.
"If thero Is war, tho moment that
Feller's ruso Is discovered ho will bo
shot as a spy?" she asked.
"I warned htm of that,' said Lan
stron. "Ho Is a soldier, with a sol
dier's fatalism. He sees no more dan
der in thle than In commanding a bat
tery in a crisis."
"Suppose that the Grays win?. Sup
pose that La Tlr is permanently
"Thoy shall not win! Thoy must
not!" Lanstron exclaimed, his tone as
rigid as Wcstorling's toward her sec
"Yet if they should win and Wester
ling finds that I have been party to
this treachery, as I shall be now that
I am in tho secret, think of the posi
tion of my mother and myself,!" Bho
continued. "Hub that occurred to you,
n friend, in making our property, our
gnrdon, our neutrality, which is our
only defense, a factor In one of your
plans without our permission?"
Her eyes, bluo-black In appeal and
reproach, rovenled tho depths of a
wound as they had on the torrace steps
before luncheon, when he had been
apprised of a feeling for him by seeing
it dead under his blow. The logic of
tho chief of Intelligence withered. Ho
understood how a friendship to her
was, Indeed, more sacred than patriotic
passion. Ho realized tho shame of
what he had dono now that he was
freo of professional Influences.
"You are right, Marta!" ho replied.
"It was beastly of me there is no ex
cuse." Ho looked around to seo an orderly
from tho nearest military wlrolese sta
"I was told It was urgent, sir," said
tho orderly, ip excuse for his intrusion,
as ho passed a telegram to Lanstron.
Immediately Lnnstron felt tho touch
of tho paper his features seemed to
takn on a mask that concealed hie
thought as ho read:
"Tako night express. Come direct
from station to me. Partow."
This meant Hint ho would bo ex
pected at Partow'H' office at eight tho
"Isn't that my affair?" sho asked.
"Aren't you willing to leave even Unit
to mu after all you have been telling
how you are to mako u redoubt of our
lawn, inviting tho shells ot tho enemy
Into our drawing-room?"
What could he say? Only call up
from tho depths the two pnoslonB of
his life in an outburst, with all the
forco of his nature In piny.
"I lovo this soil, my country's soil,
ourB by right and I lovo you! I would
be true to both!"
"Lovo! What mockery to mention
that now!" sho cried chokingly. "It's
"I I " Ho was making an effort
to keep his nerves under control.
This tlmo tho stiffening elbow fulled.
With a lurching abruptness ho swung
his right hand around and solzed tho
wrist of thut trembling, injured hand
that would not be still. Sho could not
fall to nolco tho movement, and the
sight was a magic that struck anger
out of hor.
"Lanny, 1'pm hurting you!" she cried
"A little," ho said, will finally domi
nant over Ub servant, und he was
smiling no whon, half stunned and In
ngony and ashamed of the fact ho
had risen from tho debris of cloth and
twisted braces. "It's all right," he con
cluded. Sho throw back her arms, her head
raised, with a certain abandon as If
she would bare her heart.
"Lanny, thero havo been moments
when I would have liked to fly to
your arms. Thero havo boon moments
when I have had tho call that comes to
overy woman in answer to a desire.
Yot I was not ready. When I really
go It must bo In a flame, in answer to
"You mean I "
Dut If tho flame were about to burst
forth she smothered It in the spark.
"And all this has upset mo," she
went on incoherently. "We've both
been cruel without meaning ta be, nnd
wo're in tho shadow of a nightmare;
and next time you come perhaps all
tho war talk will bo over and oh,
this ia-enough for today!"
Sho turned quickly in veritable flight
and hurried toward tho houso.
"If it ever comes," sho called, "I'll
let you know! I'll fly to you in a
chariot of flro bearing my flame I am
that bold, that brazen, that reckless!
For I am not an old maid, yet. They've
moved tho ago limit up to thirty. Dut
you can't drill love into mo as you
drill discipline Into armies no, no
moro than ' I can argue peace Into
For a while, motionless, Lanstron
watched tho point whero she had disappeared.
business of killing that you also will
bo out of dnnger?"
She did not boo, as her eyes poured
her hot Indignation into his, that hie
maimed hand was twitchlug or how
ho bit his lips and flushed before he replied:
"Each one goes where ho Is sent,
link by link, down from tho chief of
staff. Only in UiIb way can you havo
thut solidarity, that harmonious effi
ciency which means victory."
"An nutocracy, u tyranny over the
lives ot all tho adult males In countries
that boast ot tho ballot and self-governing
institutions!" she put in.
"Dut I hopo," ho went on, with tho
quickening pulse nnd eager smllo that
used to greet a call from Feller to "set
things going" In their cadet days, "that
I may take out a squadron ot dirigibles.
After all this spy buBlncss, that would
bo to my tasto."
"And If you caught a regiment In
cIobo formation with a shower of
bombs, that would bo positively heav
enly, wouldn't It?" Sho bent nearer
to him, her oyoe flaming domand and
"No! War necesBary, horrible, hell
ish!" ho replied. Something In her
seemed to draw out the brutal truth
sho had asked for In place of euphoni
"When I beenmo chief of intelligence
I found that an underground wire had
been laid to tho castlo from tho Eighth
division headquarters, which will be
our gonernl stuff headquarters In tlmo
of war. Tho purpose was tho samo as
now, but abandoned as chimerical. All
that wae necessary was 'to install tho
Instrument, which Follor did. I, too,
saw tho plan as chimerical, yet It was
a chance tho ono out of a thousand.
If it should happen to succoed we
should play with our cards concealed
and theirs on the table.
"Tho rest of Follor's part you hav
guessed already," ho concludod. "You
can boo how n deaf, Inoffonslvo old
gardener would hardly seem to know
n Grny soldier from a Drown; how It
might no moro occur to Westerling to
eend him away than tho family dog or
cat; how ho might retain his quarters
In tho towor; bow ho could Judge tho
atmosphcro of tho staff, whether elated
or depressed, pick up scraps ot conver
sation, and, ob a trained officer, know
tho value of what be heard and report
It ovor the phono to Partow's head-quortors."
"Dut what about the aoroplanei?"
next morning. He wroto his answer;
tho orderly salutod and departed at a
rapid pace; and then, as a matter of
habit of the same kind thnt makes
somo men wipe their pons when lay
ing them down, he struck a match and
Bet flro to ono corner of tho paper,
which burned to his flugere' cndB be
foro ho tossed tho charred remains
away. Marta imagined what ho would
bo like with tho havoc ot war raging
around him all self-possession and
mastery; but actually ho was trying to
reasBuro hlmBolt that ho ought not to
fool petulant over a holiday cut short.
"I shall havo to go at once," ho said.
"Marta, If thero wore to bo war very
soon within a week or two weeke
what would be your attitude about Fel
"To carry out his plan, you moan?"
There "was a perceptible pause on
"Lot him stay," shit answered. "I
shall havo tlmo to decldo even after
"Dut Instantly war begins you must
go!" ho declared urgently.
"You forget a precedent," sho re
minded him. ' tno uaiianu women
havo never deserted tho Gallund
"I know tho precedont. But this
tlmo tho houso will bo in tho thick ot
"It has been In the thick of the fight
ing betoro," sho said, with a gesture of
"Marta, you will promise not to re
aulal" be urged.
Making a War.
Hed worth Westerling would have
said twenty to one if ho had been asked
the odds against war when ho waa
parting from Marta Gallund in tho
hotel reception room. Before he
reached home ho would have changed
them to ten to one. A scaro bulletin
about the Dodlnpoo affair compelling
attention as his car halted to let the
traffic of a cross street pass, he bought
a newspaper thrust In at the car win
dow that contained the answer of the
government of the Drowns to a dis
patch of tho Grays about tho dispute
that had arisen in tho distant African
Jungle. This ho hnd already read two
days previously, by courtesy of tho
premier. It was moderate in tono, as
beenmo a power that had 3,000,000 sol
diers against Its opponent's 5,000,000;
nevertheless, It firmly pointed out that
tho territory of the Drowns had beon
overtly Invaded, on tho pretext ot so
curing a deserter who had escaped
across the line, by Gray colonial
troops who had raised tho Gray flag in
placo ot tho Drown flag and remained
defiantly in occupation of tho outpost
they had taken.
As yet, the Drowns had not attempt
ed to repel tho aggressor by arms for
fear of complications, but wore relying
on the uray government to order a
withdrawal of tho Gray forco and the
repudiation ot a commander who had
been guilty ot so grave an International
affront. The surprising and Illuminat
ing thing to Westerling was tho In
spired statement to tho press from the
Gray foreign office, adroitly appealing
to Gray chauvinism and justifying the
"intrepidity" of tho Gray commander
In response to so-called "pin-pricking"
At tho door of his apartment, Fran
cois, bis valet and factotum, gave Wes
terling a letter.
"Important, sir," said Francois.
Westerling knew by a glance that It
wa. for it was addressed and marked
"Verional" In tho premlor's own hand
writing. A conference for ten that
evening was requested In a manner
that lotl no doubt ot Its urgency.
Curiosity mado him a llttlo ahead ot
tlmo, but ho found tho premier await
ing him in hla study, free from inter
ruption or eavesdropping.
In tho shadow of tho tablo lamp the
old premier looked his years. From
youth ho had beon in politics, ever a
bold flguro and a daring playor, but
now beginning to feel tho pressure of
younger mon's elbows. Fonder even
of power, which had become a habit,
than in bis twenties, bo saw it slipping
from his grasp at an age when tho
downfall of his government meant that
ho should never hold tho roInB again.
Ho had been called an ambitious dem
agogue and a makeshift opportunist by
Ida enemies, but tho crowd liked him
for his ready strategy, his gonlus for
appealing phrases, and for tho gam
bler's virtue which hitherto had mado
him a good losor.
"You saw our communique tonight
that went with tho publication of the
Browns' dispatch I" be remarked.
"Yes, and I am glad that ! had be
rarnful to, send a spirited commander
to that region," Westerling replied.
"tso ou fcUOBs my Intention, I see."
The premier smiled. Ho picked up a
long, thin Ivory paper-knife nnd softly
patted tho palm of his hand with it. '
"Certainly 1" Westerling roplled in
his ready, confident manner.
"Wo hear a groat deal about the pre
cisian and power of modern nrms as
favoring tho defensive," said tho pre
mier. "I have read somewhere that it
will etiablo the Drowns to hold us back,
despite our advantage of numbers.
Also, that they can completely man
overy part of their frontier and that
their ability to movo their resolves
rapidly, thanks to modern facilities,
lnakcs a powerful flanking attack in
surpriBo out of tho question."
"Somo half-truths in that," an
Westerllng. "Ono axiom, that must
hold good through nil time, Is that tho
aggressive which keeps at it alwaya
wins. We take the aggressive. In the
spaco where Napoleon deployed a di
vision, wo deploy a battalion today.
Tho precision and power of modern
arms require this. With such Immense
forces and present-day tactics, tho lino
of battle will practically cover tho
length of tho frontier. Along their
rango tho Browns have a aeries of
fortresses commanding natural open
ings for our attack. These nro almost
impregnable. But there are pregnable
points between them. Here, our
method will bo the same that the Japa
nese followed and that they learned
from European urmles. Wo shall con
centrate in masses and throw In wave
after wave of attack until wo have
gained the positions we desire. Once
we have a tonable foothold on the
creBt of the range tho Brown array
must fall back and tho rest will be a
matter of skillful pursuit."
The premier, as he listened, rolled
tho paper knlfo over and ovor, regard
ing its polished sides, which wero like
Wcstorling's manner ot facile state
ment of a program certain of fulfill
ment. "How long will It take to mobilize?"
"Less than a week after the rail
roadB are put entirely at our service,
with threo preceding days of scnttcred
movements," answered Westerling.
"Deliberato mobilizations are all right
for a diplomatic threat that creates a
furore in tho newspapers and a de
pression in tho stock market, but
which is not to be enrried out. When
you mean war, nil speed and tho war
fever nt white heat."
"You would have mnde a good poli
tician, Westerling." tho premier re
marked, with a twitching uplift of tho
brows and a knowing gleam In hla
shrewd old eyes.
"Thank you," replied Westerling. "a
man who la able to lead in anything
must be something of a politician."
"Very truo, Indeed. Perhaps I had
that partly in mind In making you
vice-chief of staff," responded tho pre
mier. "Then it all goes back to the publlo
to that enormous body of human
ity out thoro!" Ho swung tho paper
knlfo nround with outstretched nrra
toward tho walls of tho room. "To
public opinion as does everything
elso In this age to the people our
masters, your and mine! For no man
can stand against thera when they say
no or yes."
"You know tho keys to play on.
though," remarked Westerling with a
complimentary smile. "No ono knows
qulto so well."
"And you aro sure sure wo can
win?" tho premier asked with a long,
tenso iook nt westerling, who was
steady under tho scrutiny.
"Absolutely!" ho, answered. "Five
millions against threo! It's mathe
matics, or our courage and skill are
not equal to theirs. Absolutely! Wo
havo tho power, why not use it? We
do not live In a dream ago!"
From a sudden, unwitting exertion
of his strength the knlfo which had
been the recipient ot his emotions
snapped in two. Rather carefully the
premier laid the pieces on the table
beforo ho rose and turned to Wester
ling, his decision made.
"If the people respond with tho war
fever, then it is war," ho said. "I
tako you at your word that you will
"A condition!" Wosterllng an
nounced. "From tho moment war bo
gins tho army is maBter ot all intelli
gence, all communication, all re
sources. Everything we require goes
into tho crucible!"
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himself within a weok or ten days
show whether or not bo Is rabid. If
he proves himself clear of rabies tho
man bitten need give the matter no
further consideration from that side,
and it it provo that ho bo rabid, there
Is still plenty ot tlmo for the man to
tako tho proper remedies. If a dog
bites you, save tho dog.
Travesty on Real Falstaff.
Yarmouth has a claim upon all Eng
lishmen qulto independently of its as
sociations with tho breakfast bloater,
remarks a writer in St. Nicholas. For
It wns the homo of Shnkcspearo'a Fal
staff, who appears to havo been a man
of exemplary piety. Tho Falstaffs
were an old Yarmouth family.
"A Falstolfo or Falstaff," writes
John Ilichard Green, "was bailiff ot
Yarmouth in 12S1. Another is among
the first of its representatives In par
liament, and from that tho membors
of that family tilled tho highest mu
nicipal offices. John Falstolfo, a man
of considerable account In the town,
purchased lands nt tho closo of the
fourteenth century in Cnistor, nnd be
came tho father of Sir John Falstolfo,
who, after a distinguished military ca
reer, was luckless enough to give his
nnmo to Shakespeare's famous char
acter. In Yarmouth, howovor, he was
better known as a benefactor to tho
'great church ot St. Nicholas.
Quite Old Fashioned.
"Ulil sho mnrry well?"
"No; it was a caso of truo lovo."
Tho moro a man
ho thinks ho knows.
knows tho loss
Five-year-old Mario likes to seo tho
funny pictures. Sho had tho paper
spread out on tho floor looking at It
whon her fathor turned out tho light
Mary was angry at this, and said,
"You'vo got your nerve," but as she
realized Immediately whom sho waa
talking to she hastily added, "Bat yoj
know tout rlataU."
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