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For fifty year the continent of North
America has been Isolated from the rest
of the world by Z-rays, the Invention of
Hannibal Prudent, president of the united
government. A message from Count von
Werdensteln. chancellor of Germany, thst
pe has succeeded In penetrating the rays
hastens the death of Prudent. Dying, he
warns his daughter Astra that foreign In
vasion Is now certain. Astra succeeds her
father as president. Napoleon Edison, a
former pupil of Prudent's. ofTers to assist
Zfii ana hlnt at new discoveries which
WU1 make North America Impregnable. A
BJn giving the name of Chevalier dl
lon ofTers Werdensteln the secret of
soaking gold In return for European dls
lament. The chevalier Is made a prls
iier. Countess Roslny. a spy, becomes a
Prisoner In the hope of discovering dl
Von s secret. 8he falls In love with him
and agrees to Join him In an attempt to
escape. By the use of rockets he sum
mons a curious Hying machine. He es
? and sends a message to Astra
which reveals the fact that he Is Napo
leon Edison. He warns Astra that the
consolidated fleets of Europe have sailed
.10 invade America. He calls on Astra the
following night and explains his plans for
Mfense. By the use of aeroplanes made
I a new substance which Is Indestructl-
he expects to annihilate the European
rces. He delivers a note to von Wer
densteln on his flagship demanding Im
mediate withdrawal. He Is attacked and.
or destroying two warships and several
aeroplanes, forces von Werdensteln to
ree to universal disarmament. The
eountess. who has remained In America
s a guest of Astra, receives an offer
from von Werdensteln of the principal
ity of BchomburK-I.lthow In return for
Edison's secret. Edison and his assistant.
Santos, go In search of new deposits of
the remarkable substance, clrvnlth. They
find It or, the estate of Srhomburg-Llth-ow.
The countess gets Santos Into her
elutches. She promises to reveal Edi
son's secret as soon as von Werdensteln
turns over the Schomburg-Llthow estate
to her. On the day of the wedding of
Astra and Edison the countess and Santos
flee the country. Santos perfects a ma
chine. Is made a count and marries the
countess, now princess of Schomburg
Llthow. Edison finds a new deposit of
clryntth and builds a iww fleet of air
ships. He accidentally discovers a liquid
hat will render opposing airships help
ess. Eantns completes a fleet for the
princess The aviators of the fleet elect
ber queen. She plans to master the
world. Werdensteln sends an ultimatum
to America. He discovers the princess"
real plana and Is In despair. Edison's new
cieeovefy enables his fleet to overcome
the fleet of the princess.
CHAPTER XXIII. Continued.
Ae soon as Santos realized what had
happened, he. turned to the door and
opened Jt: "Come, Rosltta, my wife. It
will be sweet to die together."
"Idiot!" she shrieked.
He looked at her and knew. He
tnrned to his master, who waved a
friendly hand at him. and said sadly:
"Napoleon, forgive me. I was blind
ed." He Jumped Into the sound and the
waters closed over him. Rosltta had
not even glanced at him as he fell She
tepped Into his place in the doorway
and had her foot on the first rung of
the ladder that led to the top of the
My 8on, Thou Shalt Be a Citizen, of a
Happier and Mora Peaceful Age."
machine when he touched the water.
Napoleon opened the door for ' her,
without saying a word. "
, When she waa In the upper machine
aha stood looking at Napoleon, who
was awaiting her further action.
At last she said: "With you I would
BO down there." Then she flushed and
an exquisite little smile appeared on
her face. "Tou devil of a man I Tou
have won again 1 What do you intend
to do with met"
He looked at her sadly as he replied
tat a measured voice:
1 will make a queen of you."
"Oh, thanks I That Is kind. I pre-
some yon bare selected a very beautl
ful country V
"Tea, Rosltta Roslny, a very beau
tjful country. Tou will hare every'
thing yon need It Is a veritable Oar-
den of JBdan.
and DEAN HOARD
UNITED STATES AND GREJff BHIAIN
She looked at him In alarm, then
looked toward her fleet ..Every one of
her aerodroraones had been captured.
They reached land. Napoleon called
up Whistler and, giving orders regard
ing the empty aerodromone that he
was leaving on a sandbar, released it
from the electric clutches of the Eagle.
Then he flew up again, with Rosltta
sitting motionless and unseeing on the
bench. Sending the Eagle toward the
south, he turned on full speed.
The man who had outwitted hlsen-
emies was silent, watching the rich
country run backward under him. Net
ther epoke on the long Journey south,
ward to the Garden of Eden,
' A small house had been erected
near the Crystal Lake. It had two
rooms and kitchen, that was all; but
it had been pleasantly . and well fur
nished with everything a lone woman
might want When Napoleon assisted
Rosltta from the aerodromone he led
her Into the pleasant living-room She
followed him obediently, as If in a
trance, seating herself In the chair
Indicated without a word.
"This is your- future home, Rosltta,"
he said, simply.
She did not reply, but sat looking
out the window, at the clear lake and
the steep mountain sides that over
shadowed the little 'valley forbidding
ly. A strange fire ehone In her eyes.
She stood up slowly and cautiously
and stepped to the window. She
looked out at the beautiful green fo
liage and the blooming flowers for a
long time, and Napoleon did not dis
turb her. Her actions commanded re
spect A smile appeared on her face, a
smile that reminded Napoleon of his
own mother; It expressed mother
love, the most holy of alL
"See see how green the grass Is!
How blue the eky is! How mild the
air, and the water of the Lago dl Mag
giore Is as smooth as a mirror." She
beckoned to Napoleon. "Just look at
that sweet little girl, see how she runs
on the shore she Is after a butter
fly. Don't you see her, man I Don't
you see her?" She gasped these last
words hoarsely and grasped Napole
on's arm. A nameless terror had his
noble soul In Its grip.
"Answer me, do you see her?" She
began to sob. "Ah, don't say no say
you see her. She Is my own little girl.
She is good and not like her mother.
She Is good, I say! She must be good
to be happy." She sobbed wildly.
Turning to Napoleon she screamed:
"Speak! Oh, speak to me. or I shall
go mad entirely." ' ' .
He took her hands In his and In a
mild voice said: "Rosltta, be quiet;
you don't know what .you are saying."
She pushed him away. A wild look
came Into her eyes.
"You fiend! Tou have killed me,
and I'll kill you now!" Her hand
slipped Into her bosom and a short
gilt Venetian dagger glistened bright
ly. She darted forward blindly and
Just missed Napoleon. Her dagger
struck the wall fiercely. The blade
broke and fell with a sharp clink to
the floor. The next moment she faint
ed in Napoleon's arms.'
He carried her to the eofa and
brought fresh water to revive her.
For two long hours her soul trav
eled through unknown regions where
there Is neither time nor distance.
When she opened her eyes again she
was not the same youthful, vivacious
Rosltta, She had become old. '
She did not speak for a long time,
and Napoleon had the patience to
await her pleasure notwithstanding
his neglected duties at Washington.
At last ehe sat up and said weakly:
''Napoleon Edison, you have won. Tou
are strong; I am weak. The Queen
Rosltta Is dead. The only one I ever
truly loved, my little daughter, la
dead, and now I can mourn the rest
of my life. You may go, Napoleon.
That kiss of yours on the roof at Hel
goland that kiss given aa alma la
responsible for all I have done." She
offered her hand. "Please go; there
are many awaiting you. I want to
rest In this solitude."
Napoleon took her hand. "Oood-by.
Should you need me, there la a special
signal arrangement In the other room;
use It" He left, and she watched his
form disappear In the dark night The
man she had once feared, loved and
hated waa gone, and, it waa 'strange.
ibut sue round all these conflicting
emotions gone as well.
That waa the last ever heard of the
once-famous Princess Schomburg-
Lithow, the ambitious Queen of the
En route to Washington Napoleon
talked with his men on Ciryne.
Whistler told him that his Instruc
tions had been carried out to the let
ter and Sullivan told, of the success
ful capture of the four aerodromones
from the west
It was ten o'clock In the morning
when he sighted the capital, and Con
gress was in session.
The newspapers had already de
scribed the battle between the Eagle
and the Princess and the capture of the
whole aerodromone flotilla. - Whistler
had reported to the proper authorities,
but no one knew what had become of
the Princess Rosltta.
Loud shouts filled the chamber when
Napoleon came In. . Representatives
left their chairs and, lifting him up,
carried him- on their shoulders to hie
chair. He stood there a moment and
the enthusiastic audience became
"Gentlemen! Representatives of the
United Republics of America!
' "I have to tell you that the dangers
surrounding us, caused by the design
ing and ambitious Princess von
Schomburg-Llthow, are dissipated for
ever. Her fleet of aerodromones la In
my possession and will be disposed of
as you see fit
"This act of force, committed by me
alone, was done In the Interest of
peace, according to the twelfth chap
ter of the International peace pactum,
that holds the president of the peace
committee responsible for peace be
"The manufacturing of aerodro
mones Is my exclusive privilege for
the next seventeen years, according
to patents secured, and, since I be
lieve this abortive attempt to crush
liberty will not be repeated, I take
pleasure In offering my sixty aerodro
mones to the United Republics of
America, to be used In accordance
with arrangements to be made; I will
reserve the right of ownership and the
engagement of aeromen for the ma
chines." Ah enthusiastic "hurrah!" sounded
and after quiet was restored Napoleon
"The men captured on the Princess'
fleet are to be returned to their re
spective countries and tried as con
spirators against the world peace
committee, and I have no doubt that
amicable relations will soon exist be
tween all the nations.
"The United Republics of America
Is a monument to Freedom and Peace.
These two conditions create satisfac
tion, wealth and advancement of such
character that we are nearer the Al
mighty, who created man In his own
Napoleon was Interrupted here by
an attendant, who slipped a small en
velope into his band. It was ad
dressed to him In his mother's well
known handwriting. He tore It open,
ran through the lines and his face be
COURTESY ALWAYS AN ASSET
Simple Trial Will Convince Anyone
That It Really Pays to Be Gen
' tie and Polite.
If yon doubt the value of courtesy,
Just put the power of courtesy to
test for a single day. When you
have done this you will be ready to
admit that It has dynamio power.
Let us suppos.e that you are a house
keeper, with many things to attend to
at the markets and shops. You de
termine, come what may, that you
will be courteous. A dealer has sent
you poor goods, for which he has
made an exorbitant charge.
He declares that this Is not true;
he Is rough and determined.
"Tou maintain an -attitude of per
feet courtesy, wait a little, are patient
patience Is one of the essential! of
courtesy state that you hope he can
adjust the matter, as you would pre
fer to have him continue to support
As a rule you will gain your point
with the dealer. In any event yon
will score Within yourself more than
one point In the strength saved and
In self-respect maintained. More than
this, you will leave definite good with
each person with whom you come In
That each human' being Is sur
rounded by an emanation which af
fects those about them is true, since
It Is sufficiently tangible to have been
photographed. What the aun Is to
at courtesy Is to this personal at
mosphere, and to be courteous Is to
have and to hold and to radiate a
beneficent power which will be like
the power of sunshine. .
A wise wife soon learns to manage
ber husband, ' while a wise husband
never tries to manage his wife.
came radiant with happiness. Be
waved his hand toward the waiting
audience and without another word
quickly left the halL
His erratic actions would have
caused uneasiness If his face had not
been so expressive of happiness. He
had hardly reached the exit when the
representatives cheered once again.
He waved his hand in acknowledg
ment and dashed out
He raced to the elevator that car
tied him to his aerodromone and In
a few minutes he was on the roof of
the Crystal Palace. . He quickly de
scended to the apartment of Astra, his
wife. ' ,
His mother awaited him outside the
door; their embrace told much.
A minute later the great man, the
hero, the patriot, the Inventor, waa
kneeling at the bedside of a smiling,
happy mother, murmuring broken
phrases of Joy at her well-being.
At the mother's request, with shak
ing hands In fear of hurting him, he
raised the little, kicking boy and, aa
he kissed his son, he said with wet
"My son, thou shalt be a citizen of
a happier and more peaceful age."
There Is little more to say. -That
afternoon Napoleon looked
through the mall that had accumulat
ed and found Count von Werdensteln'
message addressed to Astra, He car
ried it, together with other urgent let
ters, to her. She asked him to read It
"Tour Ladyship: My secret service
agents have 'Informed me that the
Princess Schomburg Lithow Is plan
ning to overthrow the present peace
ful balance that exists all over the
"I was reared a man of arms and I
have been a believer in our glorious
traditions. It has taken a long time
tor me to realize the blessings of
Equality, Liberty and Fraternity, but
I have realized them at last
"I regret that I have not the power
to crush .the princess' conspiracy, for
which I, personally, am to blame. On
account of my inability to do this I
beg your ladyship to Inform your hon
orable husband of the contents of this
letter. He Is the only one who can
check the uprising", and I hope this
will find him prepared.
"For the future, I Intend to do all
I can to make the coming generation
a better and more contented one, I
Intend to try to follow the example
set by- the man whom I now appre
"In the hope that my warning will
reach you In good time and will be of
service to your ladyship, I remain.
with sincere regards,
"I am glad that a man like the
count has seen the light," was Napo
leon's simple comment when he had
finished reading the letter.
Astra's eyes rested lovingly on Na
poleon, then wandered over to the
crib In which their baby boy slept
They both felt the dawn of a hap
SAID BY THE CHORUS GIRL
Reflections of One Who ' Has Seen
Life That Is by No Means
. ' at Its Best
it would be all right not to Judge
a man by his money If there
was any other way of measuring him
I ain't a pessimist, but I've seen
talent too many years sticking
around unregarded while tact In man
aging a manager gets a taxlcab
start and an electric light over the
theater finish for me to be classed
with the optimists.
Temper and temperament what'a
the difference? It's temper In the cho
rus and temperament In the star's
A Job that means breakfast every
day and dinner reg'lar. I always been
aylng so, Is worth all the razxle-das-cle
feastings going while waiting for
Fame when all Is told, what does
It come toT The rouge from last
night don't last longer than fame.
By tomorrow even the callboy's for
gotten your name.
When the shoe fits that's a sure
sign we could wear a size smaller
It's push that gets a girl a
place to stand at the foot of the lad
der, and It's pull that hoists her final
ly to the top.
I heard a manager say once that
the scariest sight he ever seen was a
show girl before breakfast
Between Two Loves.
An Atchison young man who owns
a motor car and has been courting a
girl several years has decided he cant
afford to keep a car and a wife both
and np to the hour the Globe want to
press he had taken no steps to ti'iprnt
of his oar. -
WHAT FOR BREAKFAST?
0PINION8 ON THE 8UBJECT
Bacon and Eggs 8eem to Be a Univer
sal Favorite Some Regard Fish
as Indispensable, and 8ome
Readers may remember that some
time ago a correspondent asked when
bacon and eggs first became generally
a breakfast dish In the United States.
There were many answers to this
question, and learning and Ingenuity
were displayed, but the information
was not definite; It was of the diges
tive order. We were reminded of this
by reading that a boycott of bacon for
a fortnight had been suggested In
England to lower the price and that
the keeper of a boarding house at
Margate protested, saying that his
boarders would "hunger-strike" If
there was no bacon at breakfast The
Dally Chronicle remarked apropos:
"It la not so long since bacon has been
In vogue for breakfast We learn
from Macauley that the fare served In
1831 at Rogers' breakfast parties the
most famous on record consisted of
"very good coffee, very good tea and
very good eggs, butter left in the
midst of Ice, and hot rolls." '
Fear not suspicious souls; we have
no Intention of talking about break
fast foods and whether man should eat
breakfast or go till noon on a glass of
water and two or three English wal
nuts. Yet we cannot refrain from
mentioning the fact that some regard
fish as Indispensable. We have al
ready quoted Leigh Hunt's views con
cerning the furnishing of a breakfast
table. Hunt insisted on something pot
ted. Doctor Follett In Crochet Castle
approved chocolate, coffee, tea, cream,
eggs, ham, tongue, cold fowl, but he
described fish as the touchstone. An
chovy is the first step, prawns and
shrimps the second, potted char and
lampreys are the third, and a fine
stretch of progression. But lobster Is
indeed matter for a May morning, and
demands a rare combination of knowl
edge and virtue in him who sets It off.
We met a young man at a country
house last week who had much to say
about temperate living and hardening
of the arteries. No sooner had he ta
ken his seat at the breakfast table
than he began to talk In a thin voice
about his morning habits. "At home
I drink two glasses after I arise, and
for breakfast I take a soft-boiled egg,
fruit in season, and a small piece of
dry toast. No coffee. One cup of it is
more Intoxicating to me than three
glasses of whisky would be. If I should
eat the ordinary breakfast my brain
would feel clogged and I should not
be able to write either In prose or
verse." We observed young Mr.
Smlthers and this was his breakfast:
A good-sized melon, two pears and a
peach; hominy with blueberries, thick
ly sugared and with much cream; two
eggs on toast, with bacon; corn muf-'
fins galore; two large cups of coffee.
"When I -visit," said Mr. Smlthers. "I
change my manner of life lest I might
seem to reflect on my hostess' table.
but I assure you the simpler the fare
the happier and healthier I am. Mi
chael, I think I'll have another egg."
What He Meant.
In one of the downtown banks there
is an Irish policeman who, though
small in stature. Is fully conscious
of a sense of Importance. A visitor
entered, the bank the other day and
Inquired for Mr. Jones. "Wlnt away,"
apparently was the reply. "Went
away? Why, how Is that?" protested
the visitor. "He's been here for ten
years." " I tell ye, wlnt away," re
turned the Irishman. "Well, Is he
out of town? Will be be back soon?"
"I tell yon, wlnt away. Can't ye un
derstand English?" "Oh! Window
A!" exclaimed the visitor as the light
broke. Chicago Post
The great detective climbed through.
the kitchen window, followed by his
"Ah!" he exclaimed, surveying the
surroundings, "I find that his wife Is
"How long has she been away?"
asked his ally.
"Exactly 30 days."
-"And how on earth do you know
"By the unwashed dishes and cups
and saucers. There are 90 of each In
all, which shows that he used three
a day for 30 days, and left them for
her to wash when she comes home
same as we ay do. Simplest ' thing
In the world."
Not so Classy.
First Old Friend "Hullo, old Chan.
how are your Second O. F. "First
class; bow are your F. O. Fv
"8teerage." Harvard Lampoon.
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