Newspaper Page Text
THE PIOCHE RECORD
Friday. July 2. 1920.
J CONDENSED f
THE TWO I
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
aarllaa; fraaa New
Vark ta Cawea.
la a iltraf naa
aasa af 49 dara.
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
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.
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
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
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
"Cod sake make no signal engage
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
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.'
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
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
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. -
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. "
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
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
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
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.