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an DEAN HOARD
COPYRK3HT.1913 "BY W3.CHAPMAN 1MTK-
For fifty years the continent of North
America haa been Isolated from the rest
yt the world by Z-rays. the Invention of
Hannibal Prudent, president of the united
government. A message from Count von
Werdensteln, chancellor of Germany, that
Je has succeeded In penetrating the rays
astens the death of Prudent. Dying, he
frarns nls daughter Astra that foreign ln
raalon Is now certain, Astra succeeds her
father as president. Napoleon Edison, a
former pupil of Prudent's. offers to assist
Astra and hints at new discoveries which
will make North America Impregnable. A
man giving the name of Chevalier dl
Leon offers Werdensteln the secret of
making gold In return for European dis
armament. The chevalier Is made a prls
sner. Countess Roslny, a spy. becomes a
prisoner In the hope of discovering dl
Ieon's secret. Bho falls In love with him
d agrees to Join him In an attempt to
scape. By the use of rockets he sum
mons a curious flying machine. He es
capes and sends a message to Astra
thlch reveals the fact that he Is Napo
on Edison. He warns Astra that the
sonsolldated fleets of Europe have sailed
to Invade America. He calls on Astra the
following night and explains his plans for
lefense. By the use of aeroplanes made
of a new substance which Is Indestructi
ble he expects to annihilate the European
forces. He delivers a note to von Wer
densteln on his flagship demanding Im
mediate withdrawal. Hp Is attacked and.
by destroying two warshlos and several
aeroplanes, forces von Werdensteln to
agree universal disarmament. The
tountess, who has remained In America
as a guest of Astra, receives an offer
from von Werdensteln of the princlpil
fty of 8chomburg-Llthow In return for
Edison's secret. Edison and his assistant.
Santos, go In search of new deposits of
ihe remarkable substance, clrynlth. They
Ind It on the estate of Schomburg-Llth-ew.
The countess gets Santos Into her
latches. She promises to reveal Edi
son's secret as soon as von Werdensteln
turns over the Schomburg-Llthow estate
to her. On the dav of the wedding of
Astra and Edition the countess and Santos
flee the country. Santos perfects a ma
chine. Is made a count and marries the
eountess. now nrinress of Schomburg'
Llthow. Edison finds a new deposit of
Srynltn and builds a new fleet 01 air
iIds. He accidentally discovers a llauld
that will render opposing airships help
less. Santos completes a fleet for the
mincesa. Th aviators of the fleet elect
her queen. She plans to master the
world. Werdensteln sends an ultimatum
to America. He discovers the princess'
eej plana and Is In despair.
CHAPTER XXII. Continued.
An hour later an aerodromone land
d the chancellor In Berlin. He re
tired to hie library and tank into the
chair before hli desk In despair. The
weapon that he had counted on had
turned againet him. He, too, was glad
that he had sent Captain Hochamberg
on his mission before the visit to
The next day four aerodromones
started from Suemeg. They were car
rying, suspended from their bodies a
tremendous bomb. Their orders were to
reach the Island of Clryne by morning
of the coming day.
When Washington received the
news that the European monarchies,
with the exception of England, had
ent an ultimatum, most people sim-
It 8truck the Metal 6hell of the
Bomb and the Next 8econd an Ex
. plosion Came,
ply smiled and aeked: "What can they
doT Napoleon Edison can take care
Captain Von Hochamberg waited in
vain for orders to reach him at Liv
erpool, and at eight o'clock he opened
the sealed order. There was another
sealed envelope in the packet and this
order: "Take this letter porsonally to
the address mentioned in the quickest
The sealed envelope was addressed
to "Mrs. Napoleon Edleon, Washing
ton. U. R. of A. , ;
The captain left the German consu
late and hurriedly secured a stateroom
on the quickest route to the United
UNHID STATU AND GREAT BRITAIN
Stales, and at eleven that morning be
sailed for New York.'
The Second Victory.
It was the Tuesday before Thanks
No one would have thought that
the sunshiny, clear sky would soon be
the flela of the first aerial encounter.
Napoleon took leave of his wife and
ujuiuer, assuring mem mat as soon
. i. . . .
ae. he had finished his task he would
nurry Dack to them. After another
embrace from Astra he ascended to
the roof of the Crystal Palace and
stepped into the Eagle. He was alone.
He floated slowly toward the east.
His preparations were complete.
Jerome Whistler had marshaled all
the men together and they had taken
the aerodromones from the island.
rri. i urn .
i no uusy mue piace was as silent as
the grave this Tuesday morning.
Napoleon rose high in the air and
connected his 'graph with young Sul
livan who, with his three helpers, had
been patrolling the Pacific Ocean all
night Young Sullivan told him that
they had sighted . four blue-flagged
aerodromones headed for America an
hour before. They were Erouoed to
gether and carried a large, heavy ob
Napoleon told Sullivan to stop them
and make them drop the object into
the ocean. If - they refused to obey
Sullivan was ordered to use his Judg-
ment in his treatment of them, but
they were not to be permitted near
the coast Young Sullivan bowed and
the connection was broken.
. The young man was using the Hawk,
the machine Santos Duprel bad used,
He went straight forward to meet the
four strange aerodromones that were
approaching elowly, being handicapped
by the tremendous weight they were
carrying. He signaled for his three
men to come to his assistance. They
answered from the north and south
and he knew that they would hasten
to him. He sped onward, meeting the
four strange aerodromones. They had
slackened their pace and the foremost
answered Sullivan's "Hello."
"What do you want?" he asked In
German, through the speaking tube.
"I want you- to drop that balloon
that you are carrying Into the ocean
right here!" replied Sullivan, decld
edly. In the same language.
-we'll drop it in good time, my
wnen tne four aerodromones re
fused to stop their flight toward Cl
ryne, Sullivan made a dart forward
and upward and those in the bur
dened crafts, knowing the significance
of that upward dart rose also.
"Will you drop that?" shouted Sul
The answer was a hall of bullets,
Sullivan was surprised to see that
they bored Into the protecting shell
of his machine. They did not enOrely
penetrate the clrynlth. "That is some
thing new," thought he. After the
return to Clryne he examined those
bullets and found each tipped with
He saw, in the distance, two other
aerodromones coming in answer to his
call for assistance.
The four hostile aerodromones con
tinued their Are, and finally Sullivan
pulled the lever that discharged the
collected lightning. It struck the metal
shell of the bomb and the next second
an explosion came that sent the flock
of machines high up Into the air. Sul
livan's 'dromone, being to one side,
did not Buffer the shock that the oth
ers had, and he succeeded in spread
ing the wings and checking the up
The nature of clrynlth was such that
the aerodromones escaped without
much damage, but had the explosive
found a greater resistance than air
there would have been great havoc
among the machines.
The awful shock In the air was felt
by Napoleon, who was circling above
Madeira. He knew what bad hap
pened, as his aerial instruments told
him that the disturbance had been In
the air and not on the earth's surface,
Clryne was safe. He had been wait
ing for Rosltta, but now, fearing that
her feet had been diverted to another
course, he hastened to meet her.
Just as he sighted the Spanish coast
he saw, spread out in a great crescent
seventeen birds. He recognized the
"Princess" as the glittering bird In the
center, leading. His powerful tele
scope showed that the Prlnoess Ro
sltta and two men were In the fore
He began to elevate the Eagle, with
out advancing, and the flotilla of the
Princess Rosltta also glided upward.
Thus he knew that he was seen.
He still faced them and the dis
tance between them was rapidly di
minishing. He watched the oncoming
Princess closely and saw that one of
the two men was Santos, strangely
changed. The ruddy cheeks were pale
and he seemed taller. The other man
was a stranger, dressed in the uniform
of Rositta's fleet
Hardly two miles separated the
Eagle and the Princess when Napo
leon turned and flew- at full speed
toward America. The Princess fol
lowed. The larger bird slowly gained
on the retreating Eagle. Rositta's
eyes glowed with excitement; the man
whom she feared, loved and hated was
running from her.
It seemed as though they gained on
him with more rapidity; half a mile,
then a quarter, then only yards were
between them. Rosltta was now sure
of her prey and clutched the railing
behind Santos, whispering sweet and
encouraging words in his ear. She
shook from the .excitement of the
chase and never noticed that the six
teen aerodromones had been left far
The Princess was hardly a hundred
yards behind the Eagle when she be
gan to rise slowly. The distance was
diminished to flfty, twenty-five yards,
when something happened that opened
the eyee of the pursuer.
Napoleon made a dip, enforced by
the power of the wings, so quickly
that the Princess had sped onward
several miles before they could check
Its flight Rosltta looked back and
saw the great Eagle shoot forward,
with its winga touching the smooth
water now and again, thus seeming to
give twice as much speed. The stu
dent was willing to learn and imitated
Napoleon's action, getting on hia trail
Just as he passed beneath him.
They quickly passed from the hori
zon of the sixteen other aerodro
mones. Napoleon was again far in ad
vance when he began to ascend rap
idly. As he rose, he saw with satisfac
tion the faint blue line of the Ameri
The Princess was pressing him
closely, rising as he rose. The Eagle
slowed down and let them come near
er, then he turned about and faced
them. They were rising, each trying
to gain in elevation. Rosltta cried to
Santos: "Why can't we rise faster?"
"There are three of us and only one
"Did you hear that SulamovT"
sharply said Rosltta. He bowed sub
"Your ancestors were always ready
to die for their sovereign; are youT
"I ami" .
"Thank you!" She smiled at the
Russian and pointing to the side door
of the aerodromone, continued: "This
wa, my boy, we are too heavy."
Sulamov kissed her hand and
opened the door calmly. With a last
ardent look, he Jumped.
ONLY MADE MATTERS WORSE.
Captain's Words of Intended Comfort
Completed Panlo of Terror-Stricken
"To try to reassure people In time of
an accident sometimes causes more
trouble than the accident itself," said
a man who once lived on Staten Island.
"At any rate, that was my experience
when one of the old Staten Island fer
ry boats nearly turned over one day in
a fierce Wind. It looked as if destruc
tion were inevitable.
"The boat had dipped until It almost
stood on edge; passengers stampeded,
women and children shrieked and
cried in terror. Badly scared as I
was, I undertook to comfort a woman
who had knelt and was praying loudly
"Don't be alarmed. Madam,' I
said: We are sure to be all right
The boat will straighten up in a few
minutes. It has been running for flfty
years, and it is not likely to go down
"My comforting words had a most
"'Oh,' walled the. woman, 'if the
boat has been running for flfty years
ft must be so old and rotten that it
can't possibly stand this strain. We're
"And with that she Jumped over
board. "Fortunately, she was fished out by
the orew, but she sustained a severe
shock. The boat, of course, weath
ered the storm, and that woman was
the only person on board who was in
jured." - The Outcome. .
He The man who offers me a drink
Insults my manhood.
She Well, that's all right as long
as yon don't follow your usual oourse
an4 swallow the Insult
The Princess leaned nnwarrf nls.
lng rapidly on the Easla. Rn.in.
urged Santos and watched Napoleon,
wao was xoiiowing every move of the
attacking Princess closely.
He could have dinned axaJn anil mn
away, but that was not his game.
They almost touched, and the Prin
cess Rosltta shouted through the
speaaung tune: "Give, up, Mr. Peace
President; you have no chance!"
Indeed, it seemed so: the irr hint
made a leap toward the Eagle that
was neiow her, but a twist of the
steering wheel saved him. Napoleon
Was watching the east anxlmialv anil
Rositta's eyes were focused on Napo
leon, sne felt sure that he was help
lessly prolonging the surrender.
This dangerous play went on until
Napoleon could see the widely extend
ed fleet of aerodromones with his
naked eve. Ha rilnnad linnmn.n mA
stopped in the air, about two hundred !
feet above the surface of Pamlico
Sound. There the Earla awaited the,
Princess. As she made a desperate
rusn lor him, he escaped again, almost
by a miracle, then turned and darted
after the Princess madlv. changing
from the pursued Into the pursuer.
Tney rose upward together and Napo
leon waved a smiling salute to the
The aerodromones of the latter were
approaching steadily. She seemed to
have forgotten them entirely In the
heat of the pursuit, while she was the
aggressor, but now, when Napoleon
turned against her, she quickly turned
to the stylograph and gave orders to
her fleet to close In upon them, but
not to Interfere until It was necessary
for her safety.
Napoleon plainly heard the message
and waited until she had broken con
nection, then he faced her machine
and unhurriedly pulled a lever that
was connected with the tube that had
been lately attached to all his aerodro
mones. A thick stream of white llauld
shot out and landed squarely upon .the
lert wing of the Princess. The bird
trembled. Santos calmly turned on
the emergency dry battery and, like
a great wounded bird, the Princess
began to eettle downward. The white
stream was Btonned. a deft turn of tha
wheel, a well-directed move and the
Eagle slipped between the wings of
the Princess, and she was a prisoner.
Rosltta was as pale as death. The
terrible disappointment of losing,
when victory was so near, made her
faint Then she remembered her fleet
and signaled orders quickly.
She had not noticed that Napoleon,
just before he turned on the liquid
that had disabled her machine, had
hoisted a red signal, and a great fleet
of aerodromones rose from the coast
along North Carolina and silently
closed in on the fleet of the enemy.
The formation of Pamlico Sound
made this maneuver easy and Napo
leon had cleverly led RositU and her
fleet Into the trap. He turned his
Eagle landward and, weighted as he
was, moved slowly away. His men
had been fully Instructed in regard to
their action and Whistler led them.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
HELD UP LIFE MIRROR WRONG
Strlndberg Saw Only the Worst In
Human Nature, and Wrote Ac
cording to His Convictions.
Strlndbery had an uncanny power of
psychological analysis, says a prlter In
the London Nation. He exhibits him
self to the world naked and raving,
but the exhibition causes him no
shame. He also dissects his foes with
convincing malice. So it is In the
plays. He displays the average vulgar
coquette, the worst product of the
older social conventions which taught
her that her sex is her fortune, with
an insight that Is not wholly unjust in
its remorseless and ungrateful bru
tality. But there Is In him this quality
of intellectual honesty, that In reveal
ing the woman who is a coquette he is
also compelled to exhibit the man
who is a sensualist The latter reve
lation Is apparently altogether uncon
scious. He sees and despises the
triviality and tinsel of the animal at
traction in the "woman ; he reveals, but
does not appear to despise, the brutal
ity and vulgarity of the animal passion
in the man. He regards the man as
the creative mind, yet shrinks from
placing on him the responsibility for
what he has written on the "slate" of
the woman's mind. His was a genius
which worked its hardest and best
under the Impulse of hatred. He has
the insight of malice, the vision of
To Remedy Rattling Windows.
Do not allow yourself to be made
wakeful and nervous by rattling win
dows or doors when the comb on
your dresser makes a perfect wedge,
easily inserted and as easily removed.
Especially annoying are such noises in
hotels and other strange bedrooms, but
even there the comb is at hand and
equal to all sites of cracks.
HARVESTER WAS BOY'S IDEA
Suggested to Father Plan of Putting
Large Scissors,. Instead of 8lcklea,
on Reaping Machine.
In 1830 Obed Hussey of Ohio was
inventing a reaping machine, the first
ever designed in this country. His
chief difficulty was the cutting device,
which was three large sickles, set ia
a frame and revolved so as to cut
Into the grain. It would not work
satisfactorily. A young son, watching
the experiments, aBked his father why
ne did not use a lot of big scissors,
with one handle fastened to one bar
and the other handle to a sliding bar,
thus opening and closing them. Hus
sey Instantly adopted the Idea, sub
stituting for scissors the two saw
toothed blades which are In common
ubo today on harvesters, the cutting
action being quite similar to that of
From the boy's suggestion he per
fected In ono week a machine on
which he had In vain exercised all
his ingenuity for the preceding two
years. The principle of that cutting
device Is the principle of all of the
great harvesting machines, and its
benefit to the farming industry of the
entire world has been ut.surpassed by
any other Invention for use on the
farm. George F. Stratton, in St
MUCH FUN TO SHOVEL SNOW
Janitor of Kansas City Public School
Creates Apparatus to Make Small
Boy's Pastime Useful.
The .yard of the Yaeger school at
Nineteenth street and Indiana avenue
Is large and the- walks extend nearly
around the block, says the Kansas
City Star. When covered with snow,
to clean them off is a difficult Job.
A Snowplow Operated by Boy Power.
So Bernard M. C. Walter, head Jani
tor of the school, and his little helper,
Sammy, built a snowplow to do the
work. It may be hauled by a horse,
but lacking such motive power, Wal
ter hitched 12 youngsters to the con
trivance and in half an hour had the
sidewalks around the school and the
school yard cleared off.
Four boys ride the plow to weight
it down. It is 'fitted with iron run
ners. The question of taking turns
was a difficult matter to solve and
required severe commands of the
WINTER PASTIME FOR BOYS
Velocipede Built on Sled Runners Af
fords Much Amusement Where
Snow and Ice Is Available.
Sled runners take the place of the
two wheels on this velocipede so that
It can travel on snow or ice. A
spiked wheel with cranks on Its shaft
is mounted at one side of the front
runner. The novel part of the drlv-
lng mechanism Is that the spiked
wheel slides up and down in the fork
so that it can be raised off the
ground for coasting downhill.
In Dark Ways.
Why are fixed stars like wicked old
Because they sin till late (scintillate).