By Philip D
s The Battleof the Giants
uffield ‘ Stong
VThe First Installment Condensed
This story is about a miners‘ strike in the Mlasabe Range of the farnous
Northern iron producing regions, which have
so often inspired the writers of
lilstion and frequently furnished exciting dramas of rl>a.l Illa that have been an-
nounced in bold letters 0
ll the first [rages ofnewsi-allers.
DAME INGElJORG'S “Miaaabe House.",m. all times the favorite abode of
all mine)‘: this buxom hostess can sleep and fved, figured
that happened in this interesting ale
boarders comprised men rrum nearly
Siuvuks, Austrians, Norsemen. Italians. with a. lesser num
Irishman and Americans.
Welcome and shelter tilt-re. N1.-.';lt'l)' al
prominently in all
cunt or the Battle of the Giants. Her
all the world's civilized nations-Finns,
her of Engiisllnlen,
At times, too. 2. Chillaman or an Indian were given
i of these man vs bars of one or
other of the three (actions that seemed to take turns in parading their griev-
ances against the m ne owners.
members of regularly organized bodies
night aha paid Dame Ingeborg tor 3.
night he had saved the life of
a mine owner, who
pits by three murderous miners, believed to be of the
far from being '8. giant In stature-his We‘
man of wonderful strength and more than clever with
However, in his struggle With I
-Pnrtlcuinrly ucllvo. from
the Finnish Clan, the Reds (cur Vvobblles), and
3 main Of mystery and an American by
time to time, were
the Ifnionists. the latter being
not unlike olher lalmr unions
birth, Came one
month's board ill advance. That very
had been attacked near onevof the
lied clement. Allllo
lgllt being not much over 130-Steel
e thrlee would-be assassins, Steel
received a serious cut in his side, one of his adversaries be rig armed with a
“CHIEF FlRE“r‘A'I‘I":R," the big Indian miner. whose real name was little
known und seldom
spoken, viewed Steel’: act ill rescuing the mine owner with
characteristic suspicion. fearing the newcomer might be in the service of Hhlden
as am’. b
especially the red c is-were quick
yguard or strlkebreaker. 5 tear in which some of the ‘o
come member of the Misaabe House “Stove Corner
are. Anyway, Steel was not la. wel-
lul..nl:x becama Steel's nurse at her father's luxurious home. where
the mysterious stranger was taken to recover from his uound
rnlniatrations and oft-expressed sympathy
soon won Steers love for the t‘harln-
ing girl, a secret which he kept locked within his romantic and music-loving
some remote time had
MR5. IIKLDEN, Eisafs mother, a woman of intelligence and refinement. at
been shockingly disfigured by vitriol, or
powerful aCid.‘Wl'ilCl’I E striking miner dashed into her face
i was awed
by the condition of her face, but charmed by her beautiful hair, brilliant eyes
and gentle, mu herly manners. -
ull. DIJIIHEL. A special policeman. and Mike O'I-Iare. a mine guard
V Haida-ll’: employ when a. curious! of
rived at the scene of Iron
of the strikers !’
litrikebreakera‘-“hard-boiled eggs’ -ar-
I, what a leader he would be if he was only on the aide
nt makes you think so?" asked steel. as he stepped out from his place
- CHAPTER Iv (continued).
“ I ‘AD it iiggered llout all
- H facedllttledauglllerol'Alden‘s
faced little daugller pf ‘Alden’:
‘ad walnped you," English Harry said,
to Steel, when the “mystery man" had Ell
aw ten years, but I feel now as tho I had
recovered from his wound. "Hi kn
‘ lng easy for him. "GO Ahead, boy.“ she
said, "but don't forget that we're here.
ii.’ you ever want to come home.
surely see you again?"
‘ o ' w'-he considered silently
for a. moment- 'Mrs. Halden," he said
EH13’. "my mother's- been dead for
.33 .0“, you was mo Smgm to turn“, found her again-and was losing her."
iiitily money, all‘ I just doped it that ,,
Steel had explained his absence at
some length and the fact that he llad
noi. gone over to tile enemy assured the
men, without his stating it in so many
words, that he was with them. At
Harry's words, however, he was silent,
Willie 23 certain short scene in his life
was gone over again.
“I'm going. Elsa-I'm sorry I ‘can't
stayalld light with your inthor, but his
iigllt‘isn’t mine," Steel had said. I
"Oh, but don't you see lle‘s right-
can't you understand?" ‘
Steel smiled gravely. “Yes, I do un-
derstand, and that's why I'm going-
to-". he broke off abruptly.
whatever happens, promise you
won't think hardly or me. Remember,
l‘ve seen 3 lot or life. and my hymns-
thlows and understanding are-shall we
. say, 3 little more mature and experi-
enved tllalfyours? Helm; where you
are you'll not lleur-well of me, but
think always that I llm acting honestly
with my collcepiions oi’ the right-that's
pretty stale, isn't it?"
She looked into his eyes steadily for
a. few moments, and when nlle looked
away alle seemed satisfied. ‘
“ know you'll never do anything you
She took his hand and smiled. . "I
oped you'll feel that way, I know you're
only a. buy-1 knew it from the ilrst in
spite nf lllnl. young-old race of yours-
and you need 3 mother. I lions you
won't forget that you have one..it mak-
ing footprints on the sands or time gels
3 little too much for you, ever. Good-
is reillslaloment had been easier
than he exntvcted, and he recognized that
‘ the despcrnto need these men had for him
made it 80.
that he had
worked the situation over in his mind,
and lie new exactly how things aluod,
“more exaclly than either mun, who
doubted Haiti:-n's fiiilh, or llalden, Willi
lla nor. fursseeil the thing O'lil-ll’!-, and
‘Chief li‘irt-wslier teare . ‘
To furestlill the Reds. in his opinion.
was simply ll. lnntter of waiting until the
moment un-i than seizing the oppurLuni-
ties that the moment might bring.
like tl‘tll'll[l4)llIli generals he was 1.1 great
believer in I rcumstances He realized
.i.llar. ill.<l mind worked faster than the
minds or the men around him. and he
IDOK advantage of the fact. plnnmm; us
far as plans could be operated certainly.
and lens-im; the rest for the moment of
O'Ii:u-e shook his head dllhiuusly when
Steely lecwlnp: out the personal clement,
told him this. O'Hara liked to have a
mlmnaisrll mm right it thru,rainor shine.
‘Allin: he did not realize it, this IWHCY
think in‘: square," she finally told him. had mulmtated Ilva- years of his ring
.lleve that!" he said quickly. “please career
believe that always. Dlezlso. (or I think-- "In
the first llmce.“ Steel sail], "we‘ll
I have thought-a great all you, try not to lot the 3-eggs leave their bar-
Eis would rather pleas-x you than racks. y one calf see the advantages
no in the worl I were 1103- lo I l f we can 0 “'0 win
turned and Hell rather ab- Fifi
in her eyes, and line little smile (hat dows in each hull
midiy enough. lvillyerl at her mouth. lie Two in
ha said more
he feared that this was theirlnst con-
So he left his Eden, and more unfor-
iunula than Adam, is Eve.
twenty-seven - limes .
at each door.
[hut he would have been more than wel-
a liar] not tl"i4EIl In m'ncenl- at us at M. til
they do get out?“ "
nhe ll-light in gt-(tin out-some 0! them
have desired as much rrnln uny good temporarily llors dc rombat,
shu had not xlresacd him very have
warmly, but it was .
flu in by 150 ‘able-hmlied men"
coaxed and culoleni. and umlmllitodiy ahe '
hurl Heel’! that. even if who Ilmi been the but how did you klio
kind to do was t lugs. ‘ ' ‘ Vl-
Mrs. Holden had trie-I
-3. I the hundred of
ruptly, and did not see this tears galher them COI)DI‘d-‘lilI.‘l'b3 are only seven win-
ding‘, and two doors.
en tur each window and door and
than he intended (0. but three buildings-that‘:-nine threes are
We'll make it sixty and put three men
They can't. work or light
liniden had as long as they stay in, and 1 hundred
asked him to Join him. hut he knew Of them l'li"0 Just as helpless Is twenty-
seven, because: that‘: all that can get
“lVe‘ll figure [hem tor B. losing fight
15 CSYI muster
"'l'hl1t'n what the chief and I counted-
-> -l ll-I don’t
to make p:lrt- eyes Hhlli.--I into to know all about tiling:
wherever I Wall leave lllty men,
an H. relief force, 8 d we'll kevv
5 o’ciock till 7
n the evening-zlna. add any nan bring
us our meals, and maize themselves gen-
eraily useru ."
"But we'll have to make zl permallent
guard latter we rlnce start this busi-
“Certainly, but we'll keep the full
force on oni long enough to sure no
day operations man has to rent, nnd
we'll post sentrien at nlg r. I! '
want to light all night we can stand mat
business as long an t ey can."
" Vhat if Ilnltlen sands for more men?"
quarters is going’ to make this R fair
ll hi." 1
O'Hara puzzled at that. “You know a
h-l or a lot you're not putting out, I
know that-and I sunnosr: if you Jan’
want to tell, it's noun or my bu.-‘.in:>s.-1.
0 you nu-an lly herldqllarters. ‘
Chief Firewater sake .
“I said u hint," Steel anawerrerl in his
O'Hara had a Kraut deui of authority
in the Tunapik Brunch. and he hurried
nway to visit the president of his union,
0 was wor lllg out 9. plan for the
next day's batlil‘. The simple device of
keeping the strlkehrolakers in their bar-
Zuaed to go with U'Hnre. and w en the
president and 0'llare went [0 the Mis-
sabe House to live was 8Sl?ep,
having left orders that he was not to be
The president was ll gray-headed cap-
lain in the mines and he found some dif-
the battle should illnrt at such an U
earthly hour. “'ord of the man Steel
crept around, and there was less sleep-
ing than waiting in Tunapik that night.
HALDEN had never distinctly slider-
entlated between the lleds and the
Union men. n it vngue way he associ-
ated them. tho he knew they did not in-
, termlngle. . The one thing ihat he was
. ‘x W
They “'1-re “Ad! at
a long time after he was called ‘tho
llutcher" by the nion men. but grud-
uaiiy‘the tradition of it died put, Ind
the decent workmen who <‘ume'in‘io the
organizations, ihinkinl; - ot- their own‘
wives and children, admitted that he
rnhzht have been Jllslined.
a matter of fact, lialderl contem-
plated the steps the Union men threat-
t-ll-‘ll. Previous to the strike-when
y tv-re surilcielltiy injudiclous to de-
nnlnd the things h.- “an rand to grant. .
Hnldon did not he-
Ileve in b<‘Il1g torcml into anything.
The iieds had been mil-ly quiet nlncq
[heir attempt on his me had (all:
"Tile Bull." the moat rormldabie man in
their crowd why:-lcnily, cums out of the ‘
hospital--Haiden did not proancuta him
(wt tales of B. sup-rhumnn monster ‘
uitll arms of Elev, an ‘ a gigantic
f2'Kill0?, lmgmrvioua to a knife. Nearly I
xiii toreignars, and timid us outlaws in i
2 strung-3 land, they u been somewhat ;
daullted y the huarlan treatment at
their t-mlssari-:5. he (1 no re as
[ion for nghtini: fairly, and they desired
1- ' old Anglo-Sznmn Ides of ‘.
avort never interrupted their plans. they
wore hard and burzillews-like; they never
forgot the object in view. which was to
exterrnlnate as many capilaliylts as Do!-
sillle, in 3 non-utilitarian Milnirszlon of
the olwonenfs virtues an a lighting
They .were the lipotilensli or the anti-
.-motlonal I‘-'lelz5v‘hemI philosophy-hy-‘
Der-Roreani. w I rm-m nda.
s:n)'a,d fallhlully in
' l:‘.an's hall and in boarding-houla
of bad. reputation, and id not gather
lllte the Unionists uud the non-Union
men, even the strlkebreakera who
were lwrmltted at the ntroet corner: In
‘lialderl hated them all most cordially
dilated upon the tyranny of the Un
dc-ma d that he hire only
perfectly certain of was that neither of
them came in [he t-.1:-.gory or clv i
human beings, the he had a certain no-
tion that tile Unionists had 1 few of the
elements of decl-nt humanity, and he
knew eutnlhly that they fought fairly.
when the Unions
Vere less scrupulous than they game to
be when organization brought a certain
regard for reputation. and the beasts
were routed out, his wire had hall her
race dreadfully branded by titrinl
thrown from B. bottle in line hands of
a nlo n. I? (l very neariylost
her liie by wamlnrirlg Iron the house
nio the h s of the less
'lIIIIn I‘ ' c.
He was careful to explain July! when '
they should use their Wennons and when
not to. tho this was probably the only
he had ever admitted a. difference
lnltile two groups to any one. e“en him-
The leaders of the strik-‘breakers was
1: rather interesting individual, a fight.
lug animal i->1: Ireland bra.
cause he was particular about the style
or necktie he wore. "lirm chatty: m-l
throat so." he would explain. laughing,
as tho it were. the in .(h-a
the cleanse of
lunl declared lha:‘ali Englishmen were
(Continued on raga 18.)