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LENOX TIME TABLE, LENOX, IOWA .m's Man Hunters generally Get Their Men ^n the federal case books there Are no old mysteries; every federal crime is sooner or Inter cleared up. It Is not fflir to contrast tlieir record with that of the average city police department, since the government men are nr>t fretted by the preat jnnss of petty crimes and misdemeanors which take tip the time of the metropolitan detectives. Even the major crimes of violence are far less numerous against national laws than against state laws. (For Instance, murder In itself is not a federal offense.) Federal penalties, moreover, are severe, and federal Judges stern and aloof. Only the most dnrlns and resourceful criminals of tlio underworld care to break fl lance with Uncle Sam's man hunters. But conceding that the federal detectives havn fewer crime mysteries to solve and have unlimited resources behind them, still, the nation may well plory In their record. The federals are actually so few In number. The government's sis principal detective oflices—the ones that handle nil the ina.ior crime cases— number only about three thousand operatives in all. Only three thousand men to curb some of the most violent Impulses of a mixed population of one hundred and twenty-two million;—Forrest Wilson in Cosmopolitan. Copyright, 1934, by Edwin Bnlmer and Philip Wylle.—WNU Service Meaning of Freedom Freedom does not consist In doing what I like, It consists In liking to do what I ought. LOW COST ELECTRICITY • Universal FARM LIGHT BATTERIES for all makes of plants at lowest prices. Easy payment plan if desired. Write for new low prices and Universal WIND ELECTRIC LIGHT and POWER PLANTS <7orrnerIyHet>- co-Aeroelcctric^—32 and 110 volts. EulIlineof32and6TphBADlOSETS Write tor Catalogs and Prices UNIVERSAL BATTERY CO. 3492 SOUTH LA SALLE STREET.CHICAGO Accuracy a. Virtue Accuracy in business is a virtue beyond esteem.—Elbcrt Hubbard. 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The attack from the air ceased; the planes veered away and dispersed so suddenly that it seemed to Eliot that they must have been signaled. Waterman and he reached Tony and Taylor, and the four bore Van Beitz within the gate, which swiftly was shut behind them. Eliot pressed back the people who crowded too close. Dodson opened his kit, which had never been far from his hand during the perilous months on this planet. He began to administer drugs. "Half starved," he muttered. "Xo bones broken. Exhaustion. In terrible fight. Fists. Knife—at least some one had one In the fight. Wait!" The German opened his eyes and sat up. "Danke schon," he said. "Not yet'." Dodson warned, pushing his patient back into a reclining position. "Take your time," Tony begged him, as he gazed up through the shield over the city into the sky, for the airplanes which had pursued. "Where are they?" Tony said to James. "What scared them off?" Eliot shook his head; the planes were gone, whatever had turned them back; thought of them could engage neither Eliot nor Tony— nor Eve Hendron since they had spared Tony. She clung close to him in tender concern. They were in the Inner edge of the circle, watching the German, who lay now with eyes shut and a scowl on his face. The spasm of pain appeared to pass; he opened his eyes, and looking up at Tony, he winked. It was the most reassuring thing he could have done. "Good stuff!" Tony whispered to Eve. "Where was he, Tony?" The German seemed to have heard; he spoke to the doctor. "I should not sit up, eh? Pooh! You've been searching for rue, eh? And now you want to know why I come in a ship from the north? Well— I will tell you. I can eat later. But I will lie down. You must know at once. "I rounded a -corner in this city, as you know; and to you, I vanished. To myself—four men seized me," Von P.eitz said, in spite of Dodson's orders that he be quiet until his wounds were dressed and he had some hot soup, "A cord about the neck, a sack over the head. It gave me no fear that my assall- iints might have been men from Bronson Beta," Von Beitz added sardonically. "The technique was too much of our world as we have known it. I was down and helpless, knowing no more of my attackers than that they were men from earth. "Wo spent I do not know how Ions hiding high in a building In | this city. My eyes were taped shut. I was gairged much of the time, but I \vfis given food, and—except on occasions which I will come to—I .'is not badly treated. "At first they spoke between thi-msc-lves in tongues I could not understand, but It wns not language f another planet. It was speech frnin our old world—Hnssian sometimes, I am sure; sometimes I think, Japanese. "They were all men. I heard no woman speak; It was never a woman's hand that touched rue. But they talked a great deal about women ns they watched us," Von Beitz said. "You mean you heard them talking about our women? They talked in some language you understood?" "No; not then. They talked about our women in their own tongues. But I did not need to understand the words to know they were talk- Ing about women." "I see," said Tony. "They did talk to me in English later—two of them did." He stopped again. "What did they tell you?" "Tell me?" repeated Von Beitz. "Nothing. They asked me." "Asked you what?" "About you—about us. They wanted to know what we knew, how far we had progressed in master- Ing the secrets of the Old People." "Ah!" said Tony. "They were here—those four—before we moved Into this city. They were sent here as similar squads of them were sent to every other city accessible to them. You see, they moved Into their city— which apparently was the old capital of this planet or at least of this continent we made any move — long before at all." "Yes," said Tony. "That's clear." "Our delay," breathed Von Beitz, "laid on us a creat handicap. For they grasped the essentials of the situation almost at once. It lay, of course, In mastery of the mechanics of the ancient civilization. So they seized at once and occupied the key city; and they dispatched to each of the other cit- explore and bring back- a squad ies, to to them whatever might be useful. Again he had to rest, then : "Particularly diagrams— the working plans of the cities, and the machinery and of the passages which. without the diagrams, you could not suspect." "Underground passages?" "Precisely. That is bow they took me out of the city. They laughed at us guarding all the gates! When they decided to take me away, two of them escorted me underground and led me on foot to a door that was opened only after some special ceremony, and which communicated with a conduit." "Conduit for what?" "I could only suppose what. My eyes were taped, and during this journey even my ears were muffled ; but I am sure from my sensations during the journey that I was underground, and carried through a long close conduit like a great pipe." "Carried?" repeated Tony, as the others in the group excitedly crowded closer to catch the weak words. "How did they carry you?" "In a car. They set me up In some sort of small car which ran very rapidly. I learned later, that it was a work car, built by the Old People for their workmen in the conduit. I was taken Into a power tunnel, I believe, and transported in a work car through the conduit to the other city. Certainly when, after a time I can only estimate as hours, I was brought up to daylight, it was the city occupied by Russians and Japanese, and with them, on the same terms, some Germans. There were also English there, men and women; but not on the same terms as the others." "Go on !" begged several voices. "They let me see the city— and themselves," said Von Eeitz. "It is a groat city — greater than this, and very beautiful. It offers them everything that they could have dreamed of — and more ! It makes them, as they succeed In mastering Its secrets, like gods! Or they think so!" "Like gods?" "Yes," said Von Beitz, "that is our great danger. They feel like gods; they must be like gods; and how can they be gods, without mortals to make them obeisance and do them reverence? So they will be the gods; and we will be the mortals to do their bidding. Already they have taken the English and set themselves above them, as you have heard. They tried to take us — as you know. We killed some of them — some of the most ruthless and dangerous; but others remain. They know they need not endanger themselves. They wait for us confidently. "We move out, as we know, toward the cold orbit of Mars, where heat will mean life In our long dark nights. They wait for that moment for us to admit their godshlp, and come and how down before them." Tony stared silently at Von Beitz. The weakened man went on: "In the cavern city where are the engines which draw power from the hot center of this planet, a guard of the 'gods' stands watch. It is the citadel of their authority, the palladium of tlieir power. I have not seen the station, but yesterday I learned its location. I stole a diagram and traced It before I was discovered. I escaped my guards. 1 fought my way into a ship this morning." "You have the tracing?" Dodson whispered. The German smiled. "I have It." He shut his eyes and gave a sigh that was partly a groau. Dodson leaned over him. "We'll carry you to the center of the city now. You've taken a terrible beating." Von Beitz opened one eye, then, and a grin overspread his battered features. "My dear Dodson," he replied spiritedly, although in a low tone, "if you think I've taken a terrible beating, you ought to see the other fellows. Three of them ! One I left without so many teeth as he had had. The one who had the knife I robbed of his weapon, and I put It between his ribs—where, I fear, It will take n mortal effect The third—alas, his own mother would neither recognize nor receive him I" With those words the courageous Von Beitz quietly fainted. Tony told Jack Taylor to post n call for a meeting, In the evening, of the Council of the Central Authority; and he himself accompanied those who bore Von Beitz to Dodson's hospital. It was, of course, really n hospital of the Other People which Dodson had pre-empted. The plan of the place and its equipment delighted Dodson and at the same time drove him to despair trying to imagine the right uses of some of the Implements of the surgery, and the procedure of those Vanished People. Von Beltz's case was, however, a simple one; and Tony left, fully assured that the German would completely recover. Tony went home—to the splendid, graceful apartment where he knew he would find Eve, and which he and Hendron's daughter called their home because they occupied it. But they could never be free from consciousness that it was not theirs—that minds and emotions immensely distant from them had designed this place of repose. Minds far in the future, Tony always felt, though he knew that the Other People actually pertained to the epochal past; but though they had lived a million years ago, they had passed beyond the people of earth before they came to gaze on the dawn of their day of extinction. So, strangely, Tony knew he was living in an apartment of the past, but felt it to be like one of the future. Time had become completely confusing. He was very tired, but excited, too; he was glad to find Eve alone, awaiting him. He kissed her and held her, and for a moment let himself forget all He Was Very Tired, but Excited, Too. He Was Glad to Find Eve Alone, Waiting for Him. else but the softness of her in his arms, and the warmth of her lips on his. "Lord of my love," she whispered in her own ecstacy. "Lord of my love," she repeated; and hold- Ing to him, went on: To whom in vassalage, Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit. "Oh," said Tony. "I memorized It as a child, Tony, never guessing at its meaning till now. How could Shakespeare have found words, dear, for so many feelings? . . . This place was planned for love, Tony." ' "Yes." "They loved here, Tony; some couple very young—a million years ego. . . . Where are they?" "Where we, some time, shall probably be; but why think of that? 'From fairest creatures'—finish that for me, Kve, can you?" "The first sonnet, you mean?" "I don't know the number; but I knew it once—at Oroton. I had to learn it to get into Harvard for the college board examinations. Walt: I've got more of It: "From fairest creatures we desire In- crsase, That thereby beauty's rose shall never die." "Where are Harvard, and Groton, now, Tony?" "With Nineveh and Tyre; but you're here—and beauty's rose shall never die. . . . And by G—d, no one will take you from me—or freeze you in the cold, if I don't let you go." "You've the diagram that Von Beitz brought?" asked Eve. "I've seen it—studied it," Tony replied, "lie did well; but not enough. We know now* where is the great central power station: but we don't know even how they get in and out of this city." "We can't say they still do?" "We can't say that they don't. Undoubtedly Von Beitz was right; he was taken out by way of some conduit. We'll have to find that first, and stop It up or guard It; and then there may be a dozen underground doors leading anywhere, for purposes we've not progressed enough to guess. We've got to catch up on the old records of this place —though It's plain that some of them have been removed by the men who captured Von Belts. Yet we've an awful lot to learn that we can learn." "Tony, It's perfectly fascinating —and terrible, some of It. I moi Professor Phllbln when I was com Ing here. I never saw him so ex cited. He didn't know anything about what had Just happened when I told him about Von Beitz he only stared at me; he wonderei' why I'd mentioned it. He was living in something far more exciting. He'd found the record, Tony of the Other People when they first discovered the star of their doom approaching. He was looking for you; he wants to report what happened here, Tony, a million year ago I" Tony found Phllbln with Duquesne, to whom the linguist had brought his version of the record he had decoded. The French astronomer strode about the table In his excitement. "We may picture now, with some confidence," he proclaimed to Tony, "the original situation of this planet—the place which it occupied in the universe when the people, who have provided these cities for us, lived. "The thousand million of people were spread fairly evenly, In cities, towns, villages, over the best parts of this planet. It is perfectly plain that they had developed at least six different races of men, with some forty or fifty subdivisions distinguished by what he called 'national' characteristics. I have not yet been able to make out the form of (heir government at the time prior to the approach of the destroying star; but it is clear that war either was very rare or had been completely abandoned. "They had come to provide for themselves a very high quality of life; they seemed to have estab lished throughout their globe peace and comfort, when their scientists saw their fatal star approaching." "Go on," said Tony, when Philbin halted. "Or can you?" 'Yes, I know a little more of what they did at that time—or at least how they felt. My source is an autobiography of a man called Lagon —Lagon Itol. Lagon was what we would consider his surname. He was an artist and an architect of the time I speak of—the period of their discovery of, or their realization of, their threatened extinction from the approach of the star. "With this autobiography of Lagon itol I found a volume about him by one of his contemporaries —one Jerad Kan. Lagon was a genius; he was, I think, the Michelangelo of this planet; and with this enormous artistic and architectural ability he had an insatiable curiosity and interest in personalities. He kept a most careful diary, which is like nothing so much as Samuel Pepys'. Think of this remarkable man—Langon Itol—as an amazingly vital, vigorous blending of our Michelangelo and Samuel Pepys. "He records on this page,"—Philbin spread it before Tony and Duquesne—"his first fear. If you will call it that, of the star. "This is how I translate his words: " 'Colk called today. He says the star Borak will certainly disturb us —or rather the great-grandchildren of our great-grandchildren. It presents us a pretty problem for survival.' "Now the inspiring, and the exciting thing," exclaimed- Philbin, "is to follow how this Lagon Itol Immediately set to work to plan a scheme of survival for these people—though the need for that scheme would not come until the time of his great- gran dchildren's great-grandchildren." Duquesne, with Tony, was staring at the page, the words of which they could not read; but there was a sketch there which fascinated them. "It looks," cried Duquesne, "Hkp a first imagination of this city'." "That's what it was," said Philbin. "It is perfectly clear that eltiea of this type were Wend, Strahl, Gorfulu, Danot and Khorlu. "None of these names appear anywhere in the records of the time of which I am speaking! No such cities existed. Here Lagon Itol first began to dream of them, and he and his friend Kan began to write, educating the people to plan for what lay ahead of their grandchildren's grandchildren. "For what happened to them— what, at that time, was threatened and had not yet occurred—was a widely different doom from that oi our earth. When we discovered out destroyers we knew that we ourselves must face the destruction, and that very soon." "Precisely!" Duquesne had to exclaim. "Time for us was more merciful! For them—for two hundred years, at least, they must have looked at their doom! Tell me, friend, how a mind like that of this Lagon Itol met it." (TO BE CONTINUED.) I Sleep Through Winter In autumn the badger will carry large quantities of dry grass and bracken into his deep underground home, and when the ground is in the grip of frost he is rolled up in his cozy bed. Nothing but warmth will awaken him, and if there is a winter of unbroken frost he will sleep through It all. 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