' TEN-MINUTE NOVELS
TODAY?TH< Lut of tbe Molbcams," by Jm? Fenimor*
Cooper. Condensation by Thomas D. Conaoly.
TOMORROW?"Waterloo," by Brekmann-Cbatrain.
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
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
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
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.
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
.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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
"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
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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.
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.
?'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
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.
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
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 >
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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
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Pink the tenderaet eldn. ?
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White plejrione today. Why" not
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ta a booklet ot explanation and direc
tiaw Read the contaats thoroughly
To mrt the traausaat nefct,
Ikai raUai ? aaaio ui aistak
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,
representing the sheep interests m Us
"This Legislation Will Tie
Us Hand and Foot."
"An Ill-advised Attempt
to Regulate Supply and
"Present Laws Are Quite
"High Prices for Labor
and Feed Make High
"Success Depends on Free
"Will Curtail Production."
" Changing a Democracy
to a Bureaucracy."
"Supply and Demand
"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."
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
"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?
"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.
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