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' TEN-MINUTE NOVELS
TODAY?TH< Lut of tbe Molbcams," by Jm? Fenimor* Cooper. Condensation by Thomas D. Conaoly. TOMORROW?"Waterloo," by Brekmann-Cbatrain. ? ?T?'J JAMES FENIMORE COOPER HardJy had Washington Irving begun probably due to the fact that hia the career with his Knickerbocker \ ?tyle could only be Improved by trans History and the Sketrh-book. which latlon. The thrill that comes from a made him the firat American man of wholesome story of adventure has a Utters to achieve asr international1 lure for all humanity, as have brave reputation, when he was Joined in deeds of derrlngdo The lS-year-old that pleasant eminence by Jamea Yale freshman (who never got his de Fenimore Cooper. gree) is known to thousands who have Irving wrote on the trad.tional lines i never heard of his great president, of English literature- Cooper found I Timothy Dwighl. "The Spy," "The something new. He presented the re-' I-**t of the Moh.cans." "The Two Ad cant but romantic pa?t of hts own , rairals, ' The Pioneers. The Red country on land and sea. and he in- Rover. ' The Pathfinder, The Pt rrrxiueed to the world the figure of lot," and 'The Prairie' are some of the noble red man. with the glamour his books most familiar, but every of mystery which the u^knovn a I- J one has his own particular taste in wayj adds to romance. He is much adventure. Bon voyage to the young more read today than Irving, his hold in heart who have yet to meet James in foreign lands :s particularly strong. FVnimore Cooper. "Last of the Mohicans" By FENIMORE COOPF.R hv Thomas D. Connolly) In the third year of the war b*" tween France and England in 'North America, news came to Fort Kdwar.l. where lay G'n. Webb with S.OOO men. that Montcalm was advancing on Fort William Henry, held by the vet eran Scotchman. Mur.ro, Webb. In stead of going ?" asai.tanee of Munre, sent him a scant handful of men Munro * daughter!*. Cora and Alice, determined to visit their father des pi?e th- danger. Capt. Duncan Hey ward, deeply in love with Al.ce, of fered to serve as their "cort. The ,tv out by little-frequented aa-h's. guided by an Indian. Is- Me nard Subtil, or Magna, as he ?as Known to his tribe. An ec.enUK .lng ir.r-master. David Gamut, attache! himself to the party, despite Ho ward's protests. As the unsuspecting travelers press ed through the thick forests, a sav age fare glared at them from a thick et. Magu* was leading the party into a trap. Two men sat by the banks of a small stream about an hour's Jour ney from Fort Edward. One. a mag nificent specimen of Indian manhood, had a terrifying emblem of death painted upon his naked breast The other. tall, with th#- lithe muscles of the woodsman, was white. "Listen. Hawkeye." >ad the Indian -We Mohicans came and made this land ours. Then came the Dutch. and gave mv people the firewater Then th?v parted with their land. Now I. a chief and a Sagamore. ha>e never seen the sun ?hine exrept through the trees, and have never Tinted the graves of -fnv fxthers. And my son. f'neas. the last of the tribe. Is the last of the Mohicans." As his name was mentioned. I ncas ?lipped into view, and seated himself gravely by the side of his father. Chingachgook. Almost immediate!v. the little cavat cade from Fort Edward came into new Hevward. addressing Hawkeye. inquired as to their whereabouts, ex plaining that their Indian guide had lost his w*> An Indian lort in the woods, said the scout in perplexity. "I should like to look at the creature." He crept stealthily into the thick et. to return after a moment, his suspicions fully confirmed Explain ing to Hevward that the Indian had tried to trap the party, he outlined a plan for the rapture of the traitor. But. as they stole upon him. Magua divined their plant and vanished in th" thick woods. Hawkeye realized th" serious p!?rfct of th" little party, and vol unteered to help them. They set off up th* river in a nnor. bound for si cave, where none hut th" scout and his Indian companions had ever set foot This haven they reached in safety, although pursued by a band of Indians, as they crossed the lake. They had barely reached their i?lar.d fortress when Ma gun's band appeared on their trail. The scout and his companions valiantly de fended their cave against a hord" of Indians, inflicting heavy losses until their ammunition gave out. Then Cora, seems that resistance *vas useless, begged th" scout and the two Indians to slip down the river, and attempt to secure rein forcements at Fort William Henry. But a short while after the scouts 6et off. Magua and his warriors ap peared. and made captive the whites who remained in the rave. Magua divided his band, and set off with hi* captives, attended by a handful of braves. He offered to **nd Alice to her father, tl * ora would go with him to his wigwam. Alice indiarnantly refused, and Ma ria. enraged, prepared to torture his captives .lust as a brave rushed at Alice, with tomahawk raised, a rifle crack ed. and the Indian dropped. Hawk eye, followed by T?ncas and Chin gachgook. rushed upon the bewild ered Indians, only Magua escaped the fury of their attack. The cap tives were freed, and, in a short time, the party entered Fort Will iam Henry, despite the fact that Montcalm was attacking it. Their stav in the fort was brief, however, for Munro. his forces heav ily outnumbered by those of Mont calm. was forced to capitulate. Montcalm promised that the defend ers of the fort should be permitted to depart for Fort Edward, and grraranteed that they should not be molested. Munro agreed, and the English abandoned the stronghold. As the women and children were filing across the plain before the fort, an Indian reached out for a trinket on the breast of a woman who bore a child in her arms. AfTrighted. the woman drew back, whereupon the In dian seised the child, and dashed it to the ground, then buried his toma hawk In the head of the woman. In an Instant the Indians of Montcalm's army fell upon the helpless women and children. Death was everywhere, and tn horrible forms. Suddenly Magua caught sight of Cora and Alice, who stood helpless by S pile Of slain. He seised the ter rified girls, and hurried them off into the woods. Gamut, whom the Indians venerated as one insane, was permit ted to accompany them. A few days later. Hawkeye and hts Indian companions, with Heyward and Munro, stood on the bloody plain. They bad searched carefully for the bodies of the girls, but without suc cess. Hawkeye. certain that Magna had carried them off, searched dui gently for the trail. Suddenly they found It. and the little party set oft a/tar the wily Magua. The trail led to an Indian village, where they came upon Gamut, ludicrl ously attired as an Imitah warrior. Heyward. disguised as a medicine man. entered the camp with Gamut., He had been in .the encampment but a short while when an old chief re quested him to drive the evil spirit from the wife of one of his young men. As Heyward was preparing for the unwelcome task, an Indian was brought into the camp, and all thought i of the woman vanished at the news that the prisoner was I'ncas, deadly i foe of the tribe. I Socn as the excitement over the captive subsided, the old chief re membered the sick woman, and es j corted Heyward to her chamber, in a ' cave of the neighboring mountain. As Heyward. alone in the chamber, save fof the dying woman, looked around him. he was startled by a great shaggy bear, which padded noiselessly in. Suddenly its head slipped off. and Heyward, astonished, was gyilng at Hawkeye, who. thus attired, had made his way into the Indian village. As the scout rearranged his dis guise. Heyward. hearing a slight nojse in another chamber, investigated, and ' found Alice there With Hawkeye's assistance, he managed to bring tne ? girl from the chamber, and stole out f of the village. Hawkeye. still in the j character of a bear, fearlessly entered [ the cabin where Uncas was imprison ed. and succeeded in liberating him. Together they made their way into i the forest. Magua. although keeping Alice with . his own tribe, nad entrusted the care of Cora to a friendly trib^ of Dela ware*. Immediately after the escape of' Alice, he hurried to the encamp 1 ment of the Delawares to claim Cora. Hv Indian law. the girl was his cap tive. and he bore her away, despite 1 the intervention of Uncas, a hofeditary chief of the tribe. As soon as he had vanished in the forest, the tribe, under the leadership of Uncas. prepared to follow him and . war against his people. In their hideous war panoply they hurried on Magua's trail. A bloody bat Mo was fought between the two Indian tribes, and the forces of I>? Benard Subrtl eniahincly de feated. Seeing that the day was lost, the wily savage seized Cora in hut, arms, and hurried toward the moun , fairs. Uncas. Heyward and Hawkeye in hot pursuit. Cora, knowing 'he fate that lay be fore her. suddenly refused to 'move from the ledge on which she stood. ?'Woman!" cried Magua, raising his knife, "choose?the wigwam or the knife of I^e Subtil?*' Xs he spoke. Uncas thudded down beside him. having jumped from a fearful heicht to the ledge. Magua. a ferocious smile on his dusky face, plunged the knife into the body of his prostrate enemy. While Magua gloated over th*- dving t'neas. one of his com ? panions shea ned his knife in Cora's ? bosom With a wild cry of triumph. Magua. [ afler leaping a wide fissure, made for the summit of'the mountain. A smele bound would carry him to the brink j of th*? precipice and assure his safety. He shouted defiantly. "The palefa-es , are dogs' The Delawares, women! . Magua leaves them on the rocks for ! the crow*!" He turned ami leaped for the height, but fell short, and only saved himself bv graspincr a bush that irrew from the side of the mountain. As he slow i ly pulled himself up. Hawkeye's rifle ri irked from below. Mataa. shaking bis hand in defiance of his enemy, shot downward to destruction. ? 'epyright. the Pn*t Publishing 'Tli* Boston rrmj). Hopvright in the l"nit??d Kingdom, the - Dominion*, its fplonie? and Dp r?*r-'Irncie*. under rh* copyright act. hv th* P?* !*?ih!ishin? Co.. Boston. Mtw. T*. ft. A. All right* jM?r?rr??d iPublished by upeoia! nrrmcemwit with th# MrT*hire New*p?l**r Syndicate. All rights re , wneil. SWEDISH MEAT CAKES. One and one-half pounds hamburg steak, 3 onion 'chopped fine), l raw potato grated, or " cold boiled ones, i grated; 1 teaspoon sugar, salt and 1 j jH-pper to taste; 2 slices bread, soaked 1 ! and squeezed dry; cup cold water ! < or milk. 1 THE ROMANCE OF A SUMMER GIRL By TOE BECKLKY. Copyright. 1919, by N. E. A "I ant on the rocks by (hr irn with thr violinist?hut thut's nn oth^r story.*? Lively Beach, the 14lh. No, my dearest Joan, life is too thrilling and swif^-moving down here to think of changing to the a'lure ments of Bentsville. I love the old place, de&? but this is my wander year. and I must live it to the end. I sat with your letter on my lap. seeing the pictures it called up. Prob ably you all had a straw ride Sat urday night in that gorgeous moon light. I sat out on the rocks by the sea with the violinist? hut that's an other story. The violinist's name is John de Gal lier. English mother. Polish-French father. Born in Switxerland. He Is with the Symphony Orchestra. Plays solo sometimes when they haven't a big headliner. Some day he will be famous. He is slim and dark, with hair so black it looks purple, and deep-set eyes that make you drop your own when he turns them full upon you. Ever since he came two days ago he has marked me for his own. That is. from the fTTCfment one of the women presented him (he asked her to and she did it with the grace of a person surrendering a right eye) he singled me out for pursuit. I didn't flee with absolute precipitation. I wanted dis traction from thinking of Eric Wallis. And to escape from Jimmie Ross. Well. dear. I have. "Comp," said this man to me Sat urday after dinner when the whole of Lively Beach was mooning on 'the moondrenched porch, "we shall go away from all this?tongue-claque. Be quick; get a warm wrap, but not that blue one." "And why not the blue*" T said, knowing I would wear whichever one he wanted me to. "It is commonplace. Never any thing commonplace for you. Wear al ways the darin*. Not every woman can. But you can. Get that orange thine with the gold on it. And hurry, we've a long walk." Joan dearest. I can give you no idea of him by this stupid medium of pen and paper. He is the sort of man who commands, and yet always knows better than you do what you want. He Is Are and steel. Power and tenderness. Force and gentle ness. The tyrant, t*ie lover. "Don't tell me who you are.** he said, lying at my feet in a sandy hol low among the rocks, "or what veg do. I don't care what you have been. Only what you are going to be I want you to have courage, do you hear* T want you?" But. Joan. I can't write It all. even to you, dearest friend on earth. It frightens me even to think of ft I have never met anyone like this man before T am not rattlebrained, you know that. Nor a sickly-sentimental ist. But he is sweeping me off m^ feet. He would any woman that h* chose to have. T can't write more tonight. He is coming. 1X>T.T.T. MOLASSES DOUGHNUTS. Two eggs, well beaten, cup sugar. V6 cup molasses, 1 cup sour milk. 1 teaspoon soda (rounding full), mixing spoon melted butter. ^ teaspoon fin ger, Vz teaspoon cinnamon. Mix as soft as can be handled without stick ing. Cut in strips and twist. BRONZE BUST PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT Can a woman automatically b?c?n? anything through clrcumataneai whtcfc were not within her power? Thl? is the question Madame Ona ttvia de Boyedon is putting before tna public. Madame de Boyeddh, who preaentei to President WUeon ju?t before hU trip, a bronie bust ot Perahlng. fashioned by the handi of j herself and hueband. la every inch American, but she is not recognised. tas such. ?'Not only an American, but a Vir ginian." she said, "and I cannot see how a true democracy oan deny a woman her citlsenshlp, when through no power of her owrv love calla and ?he marrlea a man of acme othar nationality, who ha? the power to remain what he la or become a native of some other country of his choice. Her notes contain the most inter esting case of a woman who in two years changed her nationality tljrea times. A rreneh woman by birth, an Amer ican citizen through her own wish and volition, again French through her marriage to & Prenchmag who had only taken out his first papers, and an Amerlcgn upon her husband s receipt of final papers. HOROSCOPE. Wednesday. Se?t??ker, 10, Ittt. I Astrologers resd this as an un lucky dsy. since the Sun. Venus. | Jupiter and Neptune are all adversa During this configuration tne 1 power of destructive or pessimistic | ! thoughts will be strongly evident land their results will be revealed! I in world chaos that but slowly re-j (turns to form that is promising forj P They who seek positions wottlfl] better defer sny attempt to obtain favorable hearing until thert is a 1 rhange of aspect. [ The signs give warning ta *cm eo especially those who are ed in business. New problems will, be presented by changed commer cial conditions. ? Neptune is in a place indicating that deceit and treachery may be | more prevalent than usual. Influences making for vanity, ?ellirhnes? and greed are held t? be ) active during this sway which ; women are peculiarly sensitive. A ureal movement to improve morals wilt mark tbe new year when revelation* concerning- laxities wui Arouse public sentiment astrologers foretell. China hen the prophecy that great leaders will arise who will accom plish modern miracles. j Persons whose birthdate it is. should beware of new acquaintances^ They should be very careful in all , financial matters. Children born on this day may proud. headMron* and very tal-i tented. Thes?- subject* of Virgo usu ally have high ambition. (Corerifht. 1913 > Complexion Smooth and velvety as the petela of a roee^ Is tho complexion aided by* Nadiae Face Powder This delicate baantiflar Imparte an indefinable rharm ? a eharaa ?rhieo lingere in the memory. The emooth texture of Nadins idhtr.l onul w.tbad off, 1? prwraaM ?unburn or the return of discoloration*. . Its coolnaae la refiraab and it eanaot harm Pink the tenderaet eldn. ? n N e dine Face FWdar Brunette milHona of com White plejrione today. Why" not your* ? S*U im Or~+ Bmmm Oniw At taxUi if UMV ?t, hf mmxl NATIONAL Ton-rr compant. Paris. Tenn. Resiaol savesjy&u nours of torture. An itching and burning skin, so bad that you feel you must grab it and tear it apart?is relieved almost insuntly through the application oi ResinoJ Ointment. The trouble generally cleans up and disappears m a short time if sufficient care and attention is given to the ailment. In extreme and aggravated cases it is advisable on retiring to anoint the affected parts thicker, then bandage with a clean piece erf linen. Far firm tri*l a/ 5,+trf jgnd Chutmeid vrrCr /????' Jdd. FOR SPEEDIER RESULT8 Resinoi Soap is so pure that it should be used for tender or easily irritat ed s?:ins. It performs jut excellent operation U used to cleanse the affected parts before the ointment is applied. This method allow* the healing and soothing Resino) medication that the ointment contains to penetrate the sur face oi the skin and sink in more thor oughly, and consequently hastens the longed-for results. -The soap, too, con tains this healing medication in a modi fied form, and is therefore most benefi cial In the treatment oi complexion troubles. mjtscroNs Wrapped around every iar ?/ Realno) Out talent and cake ct kaaino! Soap ta a booklet ot explanation and direc tiaw Read the contaats thoroughly To mrt the traausaat nefct, Ikai raUai ? aaaio ui aistak f Cattle and Sheep Men from G>lorado Say: "We Want No Legislation Against the Meat Industry" < ' - . % The men who feed America?the farmers and stock raiser* who grow the lire animals?continue to appear before the Committee on Agriculture of the Senate and tell why they are opposed to the Kenyon and Kendrick bill*. Read what these men from Colorado said the other day: William A. Drake, State Senator from Colorado, State. representing the sheep interests m Us "This Legislation Will Tie Us Hand and Foot." "An Ill-advised Attempt to Regulate Supply and Demand." "Present Laws Are Quite Sufficient." "High Prices for Labor and Feed Make High Priced Meats." "Success Depends on Free Initiative." "Will Curtail Production." " Changing a Democracy to a Bureaucracy." "Supply and Demand Make Prices." "Northern Colorado feeds annuaJI} about one million sheep and lamb*. This industry was instituted in our country about thirty yean ago by feeding about three thousand hta^. In all these years what is known as the 'Big Five' have butchered a large percentage of these animals. THAT WE HAVE PROSPERED witb the fair treatment g?ve? by these people will be readily seen oy traveling through our country. "We think this proposed legislation will be the opening wedge to tie the producer hand and foot. The feeders and finishers of a million sheep a year in Northern Colorado axe opposed to what is known as the Kendrick and Kenyon bills." Charles Clayton, Of Denver, one of the State's largest cattle feeders. "During my earliest experience 1 have found that every time an investigation of the packing industry has been attempted the feeder and producer has suffered in the long run, as he is suffering now. Every ill-advised attempt to regulate conditions which are admittedly in the province of supply and demand to control has resulted m untold loss to the producer. / "I have no complaint to enter against tbe present system of mar keting live stock nor its handling by the packers. To license the pack ing houses, the commission men. market newspapers, financial institu tions engaged in live stock affairs, dairy products and poultry dealers doing a business of $500,000 a year or more, and to dissolve present connection between the packers and refrigerator cars and stockyards, I am satisfied, would have an influence on such activities that would reflect loss immediately on producers and consumers." J. M. Williams, Of Steamboat Springs, thirty years a cattle grower in Northwestern Colorado. "So far as I can see the present laws are quite sufficient and all that is needed is their enforcement If experience shall point out ad ditional needed legislation, it can be enacted and enforced in the future, as in the past, through the Department of Justice. I am op posed to giving officials or bureaus of any kind discretionary tv over ordinary business. "Under the Department of Justice information r> the district attorneys by any depar+mont or ' jury system is so searching in its invf' more likely to be punished under o plan where personal discretion shall cc J. D. Mallon, Of Denver, a producer and commission man. "Present high prices, in my opinion, cannot be attributed to the packer. War and high labor costs make high prices for feeds and these, in torn, make high-priced meats. The present markets art wtH establiihed affair* and they afford the best facilities imaginable for the handling of stock. "I do not think it is charged that the packer is uneconomic. Surely he buys and delivers meats to the consumer much cheaper and more effectively than when such business is under government super vision or control. "Government license and control of this great industry will unsettle not only prices but efficiency?efficiency :uch as has been built up by years of effort." R. E. Vicker, Of Grand Junction, cattle grower and shipper. "I have never found any evidence that the big packing firms haTt been found unjust to us live stock producers. I believe that the future success of the live stock industry depends largely in permitting free play to individual enterprise, lawfully pursued. Proposed radical legi.<~ lation, if passed, will tend to confuse all branches of the bve stock business. It will cripple and restrict production." E. E. Stepp, Of Berthoud, farmer and cattle feeder. "Under existing conditions of high feed and labor cost:-, any action along the lines of these bills will simply curtail production, a* far a the feeder is concerned. Present agitation and uncertainty of Congressional action accounts largely for this serious condition in live stock produc tion in our section." W. C. Swayze, Of Denver, lecturer for Colorado State Grange. "As a representative of the Colorado State Grange 1 wish to say that we arc opposed to the growing tendency to change our form of government from a democracy to a bureaucracy. We fail to see how it will help either the producer or consumer to put all the functions of government in the hands of a bureau tc make rules having the effect of law; an institution usurping the legislative, executive and judicial power of the government. We believe that where any wrong is com mitted Congress should make the laws to rectify such wrong and let the offender be tried before our present United States courts. "We can see no objections to the packing houses owning their refrigerator cars if it will increase their efficiency. "We can see no disadvantage in the packers owning the stock yards, as long as they are run as public yards and charge only a smaD fee, as long as they have no advantage over their competitors and have built them only to fulfill a necessity. "In Denver the Stock Yard Company has fostered and built up the National Western Stock Show and has furnished pent to handle thousands of sheep, cattle and hogs during the rush season, these pens lying idle during the remainder of the year just to accommodate and build up the live stock industry of our section." Ben M. White, Of Eagle, president of Western Slope Live Stock and Protective A? sociation. "Our association, representing cattle with an assessed valuation of $13.348214, does not want a license form of government, as it gives too much power to one department and means death to the fire stock industry of Colorado, which is the largest industry in our State. "Oar past experience with government supervision has been most unsatisfactory. Supply and demand, and not government interference, regulates prices." .... ' Institute 6f American Meat Packers Munsey Building Washington, D. C.