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Friday. July 2. 1920. J CONDENSED f CLASSICS THE TWO I ADMIRALS X Br lAJfKS rZNIMOKB COOPER At far aa af 17. Jaasea ral mar faaaer de trraalard la rater pas naval ca reer la far arrvlrc af ala eaaatry, H I a aaarrBttrr ahla raa kajaa a freUraier aarllaa; fraaa New Vark ta Cawea. la a iltraf naa aasa af 49 dara. radarrd tar vlararaaa kill ahlpa a( Ufa fcr f a r a tfc want. Thla wna (nl Mined r aa aen rancher period af 63 dara. . These adveatarea fnralaaed vivid ma terial far thrllllaa; ealaodea la hla aea aavela. After thla ba aerred la tha aavr la Varloa eaaaeltlea, atorlna; aa latal aable asperleaea la ba relived bf thaanaada la the aaajra af hla bauks. At tka mm af St ba Married. Tbla aery, Irrllable aad atroac-vHIIrd nana waa easily laflueared thranghoat hla Ufa by hla wife, ta whom ha vaa deeply derated. Through her ba abaa. doaed bla ambition for aaval eareer. Nat aalll ha 30, however, did ha best a ta write. Ilia first novel waa doll beyond belief. Neverthrleaa hla frleada arced him ta try aarala. Thla time he laid the areae la bia awa laad and wrote af patrlotlam, the paaaloa af bla awa heart. The Spy" appeared la I K31 aad waa aooa aa popular aa to make the Unrest an lea yet woa by aa. Amerleaa writer. Cooper had written bla first novel ta prove that he eonld tnvrat a more latereatlu - tale than one he had Just read. He llkewbia wrote bla drat aea etory ta rival feott'a The Pirate," and to prove that (be author of a aea novel abonld have lived on ablpbuard In arder ta know not only tha area a, bnt the lathaare waya aad worklaaje at ahlpa. The Pilot" waa eoavlnelna;. It met with Inataataaeooa and brilliant aae eeaa la Earoaa and America. , SOME time since an American pub lisher Invited a group of men, In cluding among others Roosevelt, oinrnia, VjUuuuiijt biiu Hie writer, to select the six greatest ro mances of the sea. "The Two Ad mirals" was the one of Cooper's sea tales Included by a unanimous vote. Well does the book deserve Its se lection for It Is without question the greatest of all the novels of the sea, all of which I have read and not a few of which I have written. It has more of the best of Cooper, and less of his worst, than any of his davbI or other romances. No writer was ever more at home on a ship's deck than Cooper not even Marryatt. And all his knowledge of the great deep, the way of ships therein, the habits and customs of sailors, has been uttl'aed In full measure In this Immor tal story. It rings true alike to sea Lien and landsmen. There Is a subsidiary story concern ing the love affairs of a gallant young sea officer, Sir Wycherly Wychecombe, and Mildred Dutton-Bluewnter, a dam sel as lovely, as delicate and as inane as Cooper at his worst could describe. Wheuever she appeared she was either suffused with blushes or bursting Into tears. On one occasion she wept ste jdlly for above one half hour ! The supposed daughter of a drunk en, retired officer and a woman of the middle class, Mildred turns out to be the lawful niece of one of the two ad mirals, Just In time to soothe his dying hours ; while her husband, a Virginian, turns up In the nick of time with the papers in his hands to prove his suc cession to the ancient title and lands of Wychecombe. All of which Is ex cessively tiresome. Fortunately the greater part of the book Is taken up with the doings of the Two Admirals. The puerile, pre-mid-Victorian romance will easily be forgotten but the remainder will r'ch ly repay the reader. In 1745 when George II reigned In England the yoUng pretender, Charles Edward, made that daring and unsuc cessful dash for a crown which came to a bloody end at Culloden In th fol lowing year. It Is that abortive but gallant effort which furnishes the mo tive for the action of the novel. Vice Admiral of the Red Sir Gervalse Oakes commanded a well fitted, well officered, well manned, homogeneous fleet of shtps-of-the-line which had been cruising In the Bay of Biscay. As sociated with him was Richard Blue water, rear admiral of the White, sec ond In command. These twot men, both wedded to the service alone, had been shipmates and friends, during a naval career of nearly forty years. Oakes was a typical Ftogllsh admiral, a superb sailor, a downr'ght fighter; Bluewater his complement and oppo site, a subtle thinker and a brilliant tactician. The combination was ideal, as was the completeness of a friend ship, not to say an affection, as sin cere as It was lasting. Nothing had ever broken it; nothing, It was be , lieved, ever would brea it. In but one point did the true friends direr, oases was a Whig, Bluewater " a Tory. It did not seem possible, how err, for political consideration to in terrupt their warm relations. . The bold adventure of Charles Edward tad fair to do that very thing, bow- 'Vor JJluewater, frank, unworld ly sailor that h was. cleverly played upon by politicians, began to waver between the House ef Hanover, wbot rommlaiiloa he held, and the IIoue of Stewart, to which his heart inclined. To bring matters to a head 31. le Vice Amiral Le Conite de Vervlllln, sailed from Cherbourg with a fleet of such ships as fairly entitled blm to challenge the English fleet of Vice Ad miral Oakes for the mastery of the narrow seas. The latter, more than willing to try out the matter, at once put to sea In a heavy gale of wind, his capital ships weighing anchor In succession with long Intervals between them so as to spread a broad clue to Intercept the French. Bluewater with bis division brought up the rear. The rear admiral was obsessed with the Idea that De Vervlllln's course had something to do with the pretender's effort and his conscientious scruples threw him Into a piteous state of Indecision. The vice admiral was not troubled by any such subtle casuistry. lie only saw the enemy whom It was his duty to beat when, where aud how he could. After a series of the most brilliant tactlcul maneuvers and a successful minor engagement with the whole French fleet by his division alone the two divisions had got separated In the mad gale and Bluewater had called his own ships around him the vice ad miral found himself with five ships In the vicinity of the French who were just double In number. Far away to windward the morning disclosed the five ships of the rear admiral's divi sion slowly standing down toward his superior under easy sail. Bluewater was still in his state of painful Indecision. As soon ns within. signal distance, by using a private and personul code, he sent the following pleading dispatch to his considerate superior: "Cod sake make no signal engage not." This signal plunged Oakes, fully awtre of the state of his beloved Junior's mind, Into the most terrible dilemma. Without the assistance of Bluewater's division he could not hope to engage the enemy with the least chance of success. On the other hand should he now withdraw without fight ing he would have failed -in his duty and would have been professionally ruined and rightly. His mind was at once made up. Attack he would and must. Would the friendship' between the two admirals stand the test he Im posed upon It? Did the younger care more for Oakes and England than for the young prince and France? A short" time would determine. Magnanimous ly refraining from making any embar rassing signal to Ws friend, which might force his hard untimely, Oakes boldly led down upon the waiting French line and with his five ships brought them to close action. ,The French were quick to take advantage of the opportunity given them by the hesitations of the English rear ad miral. Holding Oakes with five of his ships to leeward De Vervlllln threw the other five under Des Pres. his contre nmlrat on the windward side of the English doubling on them, placing them between two fires. Although Oakes division fought with the fury of despair the end was at hand when the opportune arrival of Bluewater, who could not stand see ing his friend pounded to pieces and who threw political considerations to tht? wind and bore down on the triumphant French under a press of sail, completely changed the Issue and wested victory from defeat. All of which Is set forth In a succession of sea pictures of surpassing grandeur. Bluewater, remorseful over his Incertitude,-actually carried the French rear admiral's ship by boarding at the head of his men, receiving a mortal wound In the attack by way of expia tion. Space allows me only to mention the masterly descriptions of ship maneuvering and thrilling sea fighting. I can only refer to some of the well drawn characters In the story; the two splendid admirals, their captains, the officers and seamen, especially old Galleygo the admiral's steward, de lineated out of a lnrge experience with a sure hand. And the great ships them selves are Imbued with personality so dear to a seaman's heart. The touching scene at the close of the book, In which Oakes, old, infirm, forgetful, praying before the tomb of Bluewater In the great abbey of West minster, recalls the last battle the two had fought and with nil of his for mer fire and fervor describes again those moments of suspense preceding the glorious victory, fitly rounds out the tale. And then death unites him with the friend he had loved and tost. I have read the book a score or more of times with ever increasing joy. I envy anyone who takes ship for the first time to salj and fight with these two great masters of the sea. (Copyright 1919 by Poet Publishing Co. .The Boston Post.) . Exercise In Open Air. . f "The child ,who Is brought up In such a way that he Is sensitive to slight changes In temperature," said Dr. Llewellyn Barker of the National Committee for Mental Hygiene. "I bound to suffer from it sooner or later. If children be suitably dressed and are early accustomed to taking a cool bath In the morning 'and to walks out of doors each day, rain or shine, cold or warm, the skin and nervous system ac quire a tolerance for variations In tem perature desirable for health. An out-of-door life for children also leads them unconsciously to exercise their muscles more than Is possibly for the child who stays Indoors.' Tucania il Ti. Svrftn wmThiM iitsmianwlflm iihsi "s Memorial Hervlevs ul Islny for the tleud of the Tuscania disaster in 1918, when some hundreds American sol diers perished and were burled at Islay. Stenographer Breaks Into Whisky Business A pretty stenographer In the federal prohibition office at Atlanta, Ga., breaking up some confiscated stills and apparatus on one of the main streets during a public smashing of stills and dumping of confiscated liquor In the gutters, staged by D. J. Gantt, supervisor of prohibition In the southeast. Latest Photo of y - a f President Woodrow Wilson photographed at his desk on June 19 1920. The photograph was made by George W. Harris, who stayed nearly an hour with the president while the latter was transacting his regular morning busi ness. "The president looks fine," wild Mr. Harris, "better than I had ex pected." , Only Open Air Pipe Organ in World i MX m .rp f j ,0r , This one of the things of which Suu Diego, Cal., Is proud the only pen air pipe organ in the world. Concerts are given on It almost ever after toon In the year. - Memorial Service President Wilson ve:1.::.:...;.::::.::o: at Islay saa! id ml,rn Newspaper L'nhm'v PRINCESS OLA HASSAN . Princess Ola Hassan, churmlnri widow of Prince Ibrahinf Hassan! whnse marriage to Capt. Broadwoodj Duke of the Corn wall I recently took place at the quaint little! inurcn ai Colgate, Kng. DUTCH LOSE LANDMARK minIeVe the famou8 Mh0P" wlnd Lf k . Rotterdam. Holland, which ta now being demolished. " 1 --m-Viirtrjax: ..Mtati DOAND NORTHWEST With the exception of two rutin ti-n. moisture condition are reported v a ideal in 23 counties in Montana for tha past week. , A notable series of loyalty meetings are being planned for Idaho In July and August under tha auspices of tt United Americans. The last days of the encampment at Camp Edgwood, Wyo, for the Utah and Idaho national guard cavalry will be marked by ceremonies, games and general Inspection of the personnel. Plans for putting the public do. mains under the classification of Unit ed States forest reserves were dis cussed at the meeting of the eastern Nevada livestock association held at Ely. Tha heavies automobile travel In years Is reiorted by the Utah State Automobile association. Nearly 800 out-of-state machines, carrying ap proximately 1000 persons, enter Utah Daily. Ten thousand dollars for fire funds of the fores service has been released by the forester for purchase of flre flghting equipment, according to in formation received at the forest head quarters In Ogden. John Hubler and four members of his family were badly Injured In an automobile wreck near Pine Valley, Ore., when thg car he was driving Went over a 100-loot clTff and piled on the railroad track below. Four prisoners under sentence to the state prison at Walla Walla made a daring escape from the county Jail when they attacked the Jailer and ob tained his gun, afterward forcing from his possession the key to the Jail. Warrants based upon complaints Is sued at Pocatello, Idaho, recently, charging Heber J. Grant, " president, and six other officials of the Utah Idaho Sugar compuny with profiteer ing in sugar, were received at Salt Lake on June 22. Changes in the rules and regulations of Yellowstone national park, effec tive during the 19'JO season, has made it unlawful for park visitors or em ployes to catch more than ten fish in streams and lakes within two miles of the park highways. More than 7,000,000 feet of timber were cut on the national forests In district No. 1, Including Montana and northern Idaho, during the past month. 6,500,000 feet for commercial' pur poses and 570,000 for the use of set tlers and homesteaders. Lee King, the only paid fireman at Telluride, Colo., was killed when the fire team ran away in answering an alarm at the Smuggler-Union mine, owned by eastern" capitalists. The flotation mill and other property, valued at $150,000, was destroyed. Countering the proposal of apart ment house owners of Salt Lake City to raise rents by September 1, rumors are afloat that the renters have about decided to organize a society, such as won so many victories In Chicago, to combat the landlords' latest move. Invested In the Western Pacific rail road December 31, 1919, according to the annual report filed by the com pany with the public utilities commis sion last week, was $91,825,773. The length of the road is 1010 miles. The grand total assets of the company on that date were $115,G80,248. While pursuing on foot a mountain Hon, after following it three days on horseback, Supervisor Jean Swift of the southwestern forest service dis trict, traced the animal back to where the horse had been picketed and found only the mangled remains of his steed, according to news received at Ogden. Complaints have been received at Ely, Nevada, to the effect that horses in an unusually large number are be ing killed In Newark valley, and as a result the county authorities are in vestigating the matter. It is said that not only wild horses are beiifg killed, but that ronge stock are also being shot. . - At a meeting of the chamber of commerce at Boise, Idaho, for the dis cussion of reclamation projects, for mer Governor Spry of Utah gave tha warning that famine will be the por tion of pur entire country unless the government takes Immediate steps to increase the food production by insti gating new reclamation projects. The lowly cap pistol, one of the sur vivors of the good old days when "Young America" enjoyed a happy. If somewhat dangerous, Fourth, Is doomed to follow the trail of the rocket and the "nigger chaser," if plans of the juvenile court in Ogden are carried out. - According to a tribal custom of the Shoshoues, as passed on by the su preme court of Utah in a decision last week, when man and woman live to gether they are man and w ife, and when they separate the? are divorced. Therefore the court affirms the decree of the Boxelder county court to the effect that the $4500 estate of Wo-gin-up goes to See-va-pitche. . Madge Anna Sawyer, 21, was found guilty by a Jury at Seattle of second degree murder for killing Howard I. Sawyer to whom she had been married but a few months. . She said she shot when her husband pointed a pistol at her during a quarrel. " " As a result of Intensive Investiga tions of cattle conditions In the IJuhl, Idaho, district Dr. A. K. Kuttler, state and federal tuberculosis expert. Is nrglng tho adoption of a city ordinance making comnulsorv the Insnppttnn nt I all -cows from which is taken milk upplyiug tha trade In Buhl.