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CLASSICS
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LITTLE WOMEN
By LOUISA M. ALCOTT
Condensation by
MIm Carolyn Wollo
LoaUa Mar Al
eott vu bora la
Uaa aad died la
ISM. She was the
da achter at A.
Brbasoa Aleott,
the "Sacs ef Cob.
cord." Her earlr
aarroaadlacs were
of a highly latel*
lectoal aad lit
erarr character
aad aha aatarallr
took to wrltlac
while still very
yoaag.
Ia her sketch,
"T r a a aeea deal a 1
Oats," she de
scribes la aa
amnslac war the
esporteace of a
rear at Fraltlaads,
where aa atteaipt
was auide to es
labUsh aa Ideal eommaalty. Miss Aleott
has obliged to bo a wago career to
help oat the faatllr lacoase, aad so
oaght school, served as a govrruess
sad at tlatea worked as a seamstress.
«Tsarrlag af this, she wrote fdr the
Papers sterlae of a soasatloaal anture,
whleh ware reasaasratlve haam-lallr
hat a a sa t lsfactarr te her as g llterarr
parsalt, aad aha dbaadsaed this strie
sf wrltlag.
la a Wash lagt ad hospital she served
U a aavsa for a Mme. hat the work
was aa hard that Aft. failed la health,
■ad whea she recovered she had to dad
■sw golds of workl thea she traveled
aa attcadaat to ap Invalid, aad with
bar visited Barege
After several atteaipta at lltcratare
Miss Aleott wrote "Little Women,"
whleh was aa Immediate saeeesa, reach
lag a sala af WdM copies la three
rears, ghe wrote from the heart, aad
warp lata the starr lacldents from the
liras of herself aad bar three staters
st Concord. She afterward wrote "Aa
Old Vaahleaed Girl," "l.Ittle Men,"
"Aaat Jeta Scrap Bag," "The Bight
Ceaalas" aad "Rosa la Bloom," besides
■ther stories aad sketches.
\ MISS Aleott had amb|tloa aad abllltr
"er a high grade of llterarr workl she
aade her saceess as a writer of chll
trea'o storlos. While her receipts from
team later work wore large for those
Im ssi she declared that she was more
•read af the drat IB she received thaa
■t the larger ameaata later.
Oaa geaeratlea after aa other of
*aaa g readers dada pleasare la Misa AI
K *e eheerr, healthfal stories, aad
r vltalltr la ladlcatod hr their ap
isaraase aa the movie serosa.
*N their old-fashioned New England
home the little women lived with
Mrs. March, their brisk and cheery
her, who always had a "can-I-help
look about her, and whom her
bar girls lovingly called "Marmee."
[ Pretty Meg, the oldest, was sixteen,
ïd already showed domestic tastes
|>d talents, though she detested the
adgery of household work; and, a
He rain of her white hands, longed
: heart to be a fine lady. Jo, fifteen,
tall, thin and coltish, and gloried
; an unconcealed scorn of polite con
u,e rations. Beth, thirteen, was a lov
*"®Sle little thing, shy, fond of her dolls
0, Td devoted to music, which she tried
ÿpefully to produce from the old,
:llng tlnpan of a piano. Amy,
ive, considered herself the flower
the flunlly. An adorable blonde,
jï"ie admitted that the trial of her life
cen as her nqge. For, when she was a
ij^by, Jo haa accidentally dropped her
4 gg|to the coal-hod and permanently
„f attened that feature, and though poor
Tfay slept with a patent clothespin
tern nchlng It, ehe couldn't attain the
of feclan effect she so much desired.
„„ Father March was an army chap
|int ,ln In the Civil war, and In his ab
; m ra Jo declared herself to be the
an ef the family. To add to their
ender Income, she went every day to
wd to Aunt March, a peppery old
.dy; and Meg, too, earned a small
Uary as dally nursery governess to
neighbor's children,
m the big house next door to the
larches lived a rich old gentleman,
Ir. Laurence, and his grandson, a
>lly chummy boy called Laurie.
Plough awe-inspiring at first, Mr.
r'laurence proved both kindly sftd gen
pj-roua, and even timid Beth mustered
' p courage to go over to the "Palace
beautiful" at twilight and play, softly
n the grand plabo there. But, as she
feeaed to her mother, when she be
she was so frightened her feet
attered on the floor.
The night Laurie took the two older
rls to the theater, Amy, though not
^vlted, Insisted on going, too. Jo
rossly declared she wouldn't go If
my did, and furiously scolding her
little sister, she slammed the door and
Cwent off, aa Amy called out: "You'll
wit >e sorry for this, Jo March! See If
Cul rou ain't !" The child made good her
the threat by burning up the manuscript
out if a precious book which Jo had writ
ntii tan and on which she had spent three
1> I r ears of hard work. There was a ter
« I rtble fracas, and, though at her moth
TJsr's hMiiing Amy made contrite apol
; Jo refused to be pacified. It was
y when poor little Amy was nearly
>wned by falling through the Ice
it conscience-stricken Jo forgave her
__and learned a much-needed les
"*** »on of self-control.
,,le< Meg, too, learned a salutary lesson,
t, * cl irhen she went to visit some fash
I* b friends and had her first taste
ft "Vanity Fair." Her sister* gladly
" ant her aU their best things, and, as
ihe to Jo: "You're, a dear to
Md me your gloves 1 I feel so rich
and elegant with two new pairs and
the old ones cleaned up for common I"
Yet she soon saw that her wardrobe
was sadly Inadequate to the environ
ment In which she found herself.
Whereupon the rich friends lent her
some of their own finery; and, after
laughingly applying paint and powder,
they laced her into a sky-blue silk
dress, so low that modest Meg blushed
at herself In the mirror, and Laurie,
who was at the party, openly express
ed his surprised disapproval. Chagrin
and remorse follo7,ed, and It was not
until after full confession to Marmee,
that Meg realized the trumpery value
of fashionably rivalry and the real
worth of simplicity and contentment
All four of the girls had leanings to
ward a life of luxury and ease, and
when Mrs. March smilingly proposed
that they try a whole week of "an play
and no work," they agreed eagerly.
But the experiment was a miserable
failure; and after mortifying scenes
at a company luncheon, a canary bird
dead from neglect, several slight Ill
nesses and lost tempers, the girls de
cided that lounging and larking didn't
pay.
Now John Brooke, the tutor of Lau
rie, was a secret admirer of pretty
Meg. Discovering this, the mischiev
ous boy wrote Meg a passionate love
letter, purporting to be from Brooke.
This prank caused a terrible upset In
both houses, but later on Brooke put
the momentous question, and Meg
meekly whispered, "Yes, John," und
hid her face on his waistcoat. Jo,
blundering In, was transfixed with as
tonishment and dismay, and exclaim
ed, "Oh, do somebody come quick !
John Brooke Is acting dreadfully, and
Meg likes It!"
At Christmas, father March came
home from the war, and great cele
bration was made. The neighbors
from the Laurence house were Invited,
and there never was such a Christinas
dinner as they had that day!
Later came the first break In their
restored home circle. The Dovecote
was the name of the little brown
heuse that John Brooke had prepared
for his bride, and It was a tiny affair
with a lawn In front about as big as
handkerchief! The wedding, be
neath the June roses was a simple
homey one, and the bridal Journey
was only the walk from the March
home to the dear little new house.
"I'm too happy to care what anyone
says—I'm going to have my wedding
Just aa I want It !" Meg had declared ;
and so, leaning on her husband's arm,
her hands full of flowers, she went
away, saying, "Thank you all for my
happy wedding day. Oood-by, good
by!"
Jo developed Into a writer of sen
sational stories. This, however, was
because she found a profitable market
for such work and she wanted the
money for herself and the others. For
little Beth was ailing, and a summer
stay at the seashore might, they all
hoped, bring back the roses to her
cheeks. But it didn't, and after a
time the dark days came when gentle
Beth, like a tired but trustful child,
clung to the hands that had led her
all through life, as her father and
mother guided her tenderly through
the valley of the shadow and gave her
up to God.
Then came a day when Laurie was
Invited to the Dovecote to see Meg's
new baby. Jo appeared, a proud aunt,
bearing a bundle on a pillow. "Shut
your eyes and hold out your arms,"
she ordered, and Laurie, obeying, open
ed his eyes again, to see—two babies!
"Twins, by Jupiter!" be cried; "take
'em, quick, somebody! Fm going to
laugh, and I shall drop 'em!"
Laurie had loved Jo for years, but
Jo, though truly sorry, couldn't re
spond. As Bhe said, "It's Impossible
for people to make themselves love
other people If they don't!" And so,
after a time, Laurie decided that Amy
was the only woman In the world who
could fill Jo's place and make him
happy. And the two were very happy
together, Amy taking great pride In
her handsome husband. "Don't laugh,"
she said to him, "but your nose Is
such a comfort to mel" and she ca
ressed the well-cut feature with artis
tic satisfaction.
Jo found her fate In an elderly pro
fessor, wise aud kind, but too poor to
think of marriage. For a year the
pair worked and waited and hoped and
loved, and then Aunt March died and
left Jo her fine old country place. Here
Jo and her professor set up their
home, and established a boys' school,
which became a great success. Jo
lived a very happy life, and as the
years went on, two little lads of her
own came to Increase her happiness.
Amy, too, had a dear child named
Beth, but she was a frail little crea
ture and the dread of losing her was
the shadow over Amy's sunshine.
But the little women and all their
dear ones formed a hnppy, united fam
ily, of whom Jo truly wrote:
Lives whose brave music long shall
ring
Like a spirit-stirring stralu.
Copyright, 191». by Post Publishing Co.
(The Boston Post).
Copyright, 1919, by Post Publishing Co.
(The Boston Post;. All rights reserved.
Printed by permission of, and arrange
ment with. Little, Brown Co., author
ised publishers.
Sensitive Spot
A couple of boys were casting about
to devise some new form of amuse
ment when one suggested:
"Let's go Into yonr back yard and
play In the woodshed."
"We haven't any woodshed," said the
other youngster. "Have you one la
your back yardl"
"Yes."
"Keep wood In Itt"
"No."
"What's It used fort"
"Nt-ne of jour hualnem."
Inter-Mountain
Editorial Hilites
Selected for Western Newspaper Union
Service by R. A. C. and C. B. W.
A good many men use automobiles
"or dodging creditors.—Helper (Utah)
Times.
It don't pay to go through life with
u scowl on your face. You get too
many In return.—St. George (Utuh)
News.
Prices, we are told, are still coming
down. 'With the use of smoked glasses
they should soon be In sight.—Buncroft
(Idaho) Standard.
Maybe stealing second, robbing bat
ters of hits and "throwing" the ball
destroyed the morals of some pluyers.
—Pocatello (Idaho) News.
The common custom Is to blame one's
enemies for one's defeat though one's
friends nre sometimes responsible.—
Malud (Idaho) Enterprise.
If you don't contribute something
to the general good, If no more than a
cheerful grin, why are you here?—
Pocatello (Idaho) 'Çrlbune.
Where's thnt bird who was around
predicting an early winter? We want
to congratulate him on wlmt he doesn't
knoiv.—St. Anthony (Idaho) News.
For the next four years the nntlon
will be ruled by a newspaper man,
There should bo no fear of the ad
ministration.—Gunnison (Utah) News.
A man out hunting has shot his
partner, mistaking him for a squirrel.
Not half so offensive ns the darkey
* ho was mistaken for a skunk.—Carson
(Nev.) Newa.
Sylvin Pankhurst Is afraid to try
another hunger strike In nn English
jail in the light of recent events and
will seek something new.—Pocatello
(Idaho) News.
The peace conference used 80,00(
francs' worth of cigars. The Indians
used to accomplish more peace with aD
old pipe and a couple of tobacco leaves.
—Salt Lake Telegram.
Also the election has shown that
neither Mr. Pnrley Christensen or Mr
Eugene V. Debs need be concerned with
the work of selecting a presidential
cabinet.—Butte (Mont.) Miner.
If yon are a voter you would roai
like the bull of Bashan If anyone
should attempt to disfranchise you, yel
yon disfranchise yourself when you
fall to register.—McCall (Idaho) Star.
It Is one of the misfortunes of the
times that the great forces for good
to the world are not as noisy and de
not attract ns much attention as the
forces for evil.—Delta (Utah) Chron
icle.
Most everybody heartily Indorse»
the "city beautiful" Idea, and mosl
everybody will also cut the corners
of a grass plot to save one second ol
their valuable time.—Elko (Nev.) Free
Press.
Coal Is around fifteen dollars a ton
and getting more careless every day
In the old days the dealers gave you
the dust but now they use a whisk
broom on each tump.—Hazel tor (Idaho)
(Nev.) News.
"We have searchlights to onr home,"
declared the Twin Fulls citizen.
"Searchlights!" exclaimed his friend.
"Yes," said the T. F. C., "whenever 1
get home shortly after midnight I have
n hellova time searching for em."—
Twin Falls (Idaho) Times.
The International Bank of Cuba has
luspeuded, and a 50-day moratorium
Is In effect on the Island, llaw sugar
went from 4 to 24 cents and is now
back at 7 cents, nil In n few short
months. What has happened In Cuba Is
the Inevitable which, sooner or latêr,
•estnres every artificial economic situ
itlon to normal.—Midvale > Utah) Mes
senger.
Here comes nn eastern man ndvo
•ntlng the licensing of editors, just as
lawyers, or doctors, or ministers are
licensed. Anil yet we doubt If he
realizes that the average editor will
not object to being licensed. He la
the best-natured soul on earth and
does not kick at any precautionary
measure.' You can license him, vac
cinate him, baptize him, deodorize or
disinfect hint, and It's all the same.
He stands for anything. But licens
ing editors will not muke good editors
out of bad ones, nny more than licens
ing lawyers will make all good lawyers.
—Richfield (Utah) Reaper.
The Retail Merchants' association of
South Dakota recently held a conven
tion, aud on the last day pledged them
selves, In part, as follows: "Lastly,
but not least, we shall endeavor to
make it more unnecessary for people
to send out of town for merchandise,
and thus will let less of our money go
for band concerts for Sears - Roebuck
employees and the widening of Michi
gan avenue.—Milford (Utah) Newa.
If you trust everybody, nobody wtl'
fernst you.—Fallon (Nev.) Eagle.
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■Two Elmore county farmer.- report
a saving of $1150 this season through
destruction of rock chucks by use of
formulas obtained from the farm bu
reau. Rock chucks caused these farm
ers a loss of only five tons of hay
this' year. In former years their ftirtns
have suffered heavily from depreda
tions of the rodents.
While trying to drive out of a rut on
the streets of Nampa, Qainter Harris.
20 years of age, was snot by a rifle
which lay In the bottom of the truck.
His brother had been minting and left
the rifle in the vehicle. The jar dis
charged It and the ball struck Harris
In the head, but the bone deflected It.
Payette county will be represented
In the legislature by an entirely Re
publican delegation. No Democratic
legislators were elected, ns was for
merly reported. Counties sending
Democrats to the state law-making
bodies were : Adams, Cnmus, Elmore,
Gem and Valley.
Benewah county fnrmers, from trielr
first community shipment of livestock
this year, received only about 05 per
cent of the price they received a yeur
ago. The most of them, therefore, are
planning to hold their cattle for feed
ing through the fall and winter.
Out of five preplncts embraced in
Ihe Big Lost River irrigation district,
Including the entire Lost River valley,
two voted a special assessment of $20,
000 unanimously and all others, with
one exception, carried by the necessary
two-thirds majority.
The Ricks Normal college on No
vember 11 celebrated founders' day,
commencing with a parade of the en
tire school by classes. Each class was
decorated with the class colors, and
the former service men of the school
were in uniform.
Idaho, may have a member In the
cabinet of President-elect Harding,
according to telegrams received at
Boise, saying that friends of Governor
Davis are seeking indorsement for the
governor's candidacy for secretar> of
the interior.
Overproduction oi condensed milk
has led to the closing down of the
Nampa plant and they will not reopen
for four months. The milk received
will not be condensed, It Is said, but
will be skimmed and sent to a local
creamery.
Stock in a powdered milk factory, to
be established at Meridian, Is being
sold to farmers In Ada county com
munities. The factory, it Is announced,
Is to be a co-operative, non-profit en
terprise. The proposed cost is about
$75,000.
Idaho county has 1667 farms, ac
cording to the 1Q20 census, as against
1684 In 1910. The loss Is accounted
for by the creation of Valley county
In 1910 and by the consolidation
through purchase of small holdings.
The realty men of Pocatello went on
record at their weekly meeting
last week In favor of asking for
legislation requiring the licensing of
realty dealers, and a committee was
appointed to draft a bill.
The Interstate commerce commission
will hold a hearing In Washington on
December 17 In the case of the state
of Idaho ex rel and the public utilities
commission of Idaho against the Ore
gon Short Line railroad.
D. R. Smith, 26, an employe of a
paving plant near Idaho Falls, was
killed when his clothing became
caught In some cog wheel chains, his
body being drawn Into the machinery
and badly mangled.
William Smith, employed at the
Gilman Brown sawmill camp on Deer
creek, 12 miles northwest of Hailey,
received internal injuries and bad
bruises on his back by the falling of
a tree upon him.
News comes from Challis of nn acci
dent In the Ramshorn mine, when the
wall enved In and caught M. T. Ander
son. The miner was soon removed and
It was found that he had suffered n
broken leg.
Dr. G. F. Baker, a dentist, formerly
of Twin Falls, who was killed by
a train at Fairfield. Cal., came to his
■lentil accidentally when he attempted
to honrd a moving car, u coroner's jury
declared.
The Owyhee Improvement club will
erect a library building at Homedale.
The building will be 18x18 with full
sized basement and will contnln ample
helving room for hooks.
Smallpox Is assuming epidemic pro
portions In all parts of the state, ac
cording to Dr. F. W. Almond, medical
advisor to the public welfare depart
ment, has announced.
More than half a million hns been
expended In building operations in
Lewiston this year but construction of
houses 1ms not kept pace with other
building activities.
The Idaho State Seed show, to be
held in N-»'-:pn the week of January
10, promises to be at last five times
as largo ns the show held last winter
at Pocatello.
The Blaine county farm bureau has
employed a home demonstration agent,
the newly created position being filled
by Miss Aille M. Smith, who last year
was a member of the faculty of Boise
High school, Jn the home economics de
partment.
A tire blowout was responsible for
painful Injuries received by Harold
Wilson of Rupert and Jack Vnugen
of Delco, proprietor of a garage at
that place, and for whom Wilson was
working. Mr. Vaugen was cut about
the face and his employee received a
lacerated arm and face cuts.
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and
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smoking
cleanse your mouth
moisten your throat
sweeten your breath
with
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A-154
Eruptions of the Skin
Cause Torturous Itching
If you are afflicted with any
form of skin disorder, yon are well
acquainted with the flaming, burn
ing itching that these diseases pro
duce.
Skin diseases are caused by an
impurity or disorder in the blood,
and there ia no real and genuine
relief within your reach until such
Impurities are removed.
S.S.S. has given great satisfac
tion in the treatment of these dis*
Appalling Thought.
What a miserable oui world this
would be If retribution were dealt out
to each of us according to our fool
deserts.—Hamilton Herald.
Nothing so upsets the even tenor of
a woman's ways as the Insinuation
that her hat Isn't on straight.
Another Royal Suggestion
Griddle Cakes and Waffles
From the New Royal Cook Book
T HERE is an art in
making flapjack pan
cakes, griddle cakes or
wheats, call them what
you will. But it is an
art very easily and
quickly acquired if you
follow the right recipes.
The secret, of course,
is Royal Baking Pow
der.
Griddle Cakes
1% cups flour
teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons Royal
Baking Powder
teggs
1% cups milk
1 tablespoon shortening
Mix and sift dry Ingredi
ents; add beaten eggs,
milk and melted shorten
ing; mix well. Bake im
mediately on hot griddle.
Waffles
t cups flour
4 teaspoons Royal
Baking Powder
% teaspoon salt
IK cups milk
3 eggs
1 tablespoon melted
shortening
Sift flour, baking pow
der and aalt together; add
milk to yolks o( eggs; mix
thoroughly and add to dry
Ingredients; add melted
shortening and mix la
beaten whites of eggs.
Bake In well-greased hot
waffle Iron until brown.
Serve hot with maple sy
rup. it should take about
ltt minutes to bake «ch
waffle.
ROYAL
BAKING
POWDER
Abmoiutety Pure
from Cream of Tartar,
derived from grapoe.
FREE
Few Royal Ooek Beak
trinlnritaM «Y
Wrl
ROYAL BAXnfO POWDXR O
II» lutea Streek Rev York Oit
orders, because it is such a thor
oughly satisfactory blood purifier.
It cleanses the blood of all impuri
ties, and thus counteracts the ef
fects of the germs that attack the
skin.
Begin taking S.S.S. today and if
you will write a complete history
of your case, our medical adviser
will grive you expert advice without
charge. Address Chief Medical Ad
viser, 158 Swift Laboratory, Atlan
ta, Ga.
Joy for Edward.
Mary Louise, seeing little Edwar
with five bright pennies In his ham
put her chubby arms around his nec
and said : "Let's play house."
Smiling her very sweetest, she said
"Now, I'll be the mamma, and you b
the papa, and we'll play this Is you
pay day."

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