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to a CONDENSED ; CLASSICS à* < ; « ► WATERLOO < > By MM. ERCKMANN CHATRIAN Condensation by Charles E. L. Wingate V Erckmann-Chatrlam la the Joint name 0 t two Freach writer* whose collahora inade their work that of, so to speak, one personality! the former writlnK chiefly and the latter editing and ndaptlng for the stage. Emile Erckmann was born on the 20th of May, 1^22, at Phalsboargi and I-ouls Gratlan Alexandre Chatrlan, on the 18tb of December, 1820, at Soldatenthal, Lorraine. gether In 1847 nnd continued doing ao natll 188». Among their first publication* are "Science et Genie," "Schinderhannes" and many short stories. The series of novels to which Krckmnnn-Chutriun In great part their reputation in "Le Fon Yegof," "Madame * •'Histoire d'un Conscrit de Frit*," "Histoire de SH They began their work to owe eludes Therese, 1813," "L'Ami Homme de* People," and many other*. Tbelr dramatic compositions and adaptations are "Georges le Chasseur des Ruines," "L'Alsace en 1814." Tbelr stories, dealing with the real ties of the times, are distinguished by simplicity and ■ genuine descriptive power, particularly In battle scenes and those of Alsatian peasant life. T HERE was joy unbounded when Louis the Eighteenth returned in 1814. Yes, everybody was delighted, except the old soldiers and the fencing mas Living with Father Goulden in Pfalzbourg, of old Lorraine, I was happy in the belief that conscription was now over, and that at last, I should be able to marry Catherine and live In ters. peace. r So, when the marriage permit, came, I rushed at once to her with the news. I kissed her again and again and we both wept for joy. And then, after the happiness of marrying Catherine, my greatest de light lay In thinking that I should be a tradesman for the rest of my life. Ah, what a happy life! what satis faction to be young and to have a simple, good, industrious wife ! We shall never be old! We shall always love one another and always retain about us those whom we love. Thus days and weeks went by. But, later on, we found that the returning royalists, the ministers and the princes, who had rushed back to France after Napoleon's banishment, adopted the nîost insolent manner toward Us, the people. And as to their treatment of Napoleon's former soldiers I can still hear the commandant expostulating, "They are starving us ; they are treat ing us like Cossacks; only they are too cowardly to shoot us!" But, about the beginning of March, a rumor began to circulate that the emperor had escaped from Elba and had landed In France. Quickly his advance toward Paris followed; and the old soldiers, sent out to restrain him, rushed forward to kneel at his feet. Thus it was that Napoleon again came to Wie throne. What happened afterward, how ever, was not so agreeable to me. now' a married man, settled as I had hoped for a life of peace. For I was called to the colors. Aunt Grethel, w'ho had always been tike a mother to me, sob bed aloud. Catherine passed into a deadly swoon. Yet, in spite of all, I needs must leave for the army with my old veter an soldier friend, Zebede, and at once we were rushed to the front. One day, as we halted, the emperor came to our lines and the whole di vision shouted "Vive l'Empereur!" I had a good view of him as he ad vanced with his arms crossed behind his back and ills head bent. 'He had Brown stouter :and more sallow since the days of Lelpsig. He looked much Older and its cheeks were flabby. Little wonder, also, that he appeared wor r * e< ^ for had he not lost everybody's confidence? The mid soldiers alone re tained their love for him ; they were teady to conquer <or to die In his be half, But for my .part I cared much more for Catherine than for the em Pccor. Of her I thought with greatest tenderness, the more *o knowing that she would soon become a mother. And I prayed to God to preserve my life. At last we came upon .the Prussians «nd, driving them batik at Ligny, marched on against the British. I thought I should drop every mo ment from weakness, bat finally near V atarioo, on mounting a little ridge, we saw the English plefaete through the rain. In a cornfield, under a beating storm, ■*e lay like gypsies, our teeth chatter ing with the cold—and yet thinking of massacring our fellow men, and es teeming ourselves lucky if we had a turnip, a carrot or anything else to keep up our strength. Is that a life for honest men? Is It for this that God created us? Is it not an abom ination to think that a king or an em peror, Instead of encouraging com merce and diffusing liberty, should re duce us to this state by hundreds of thousands? I know that this is called Klory, but people are foolish to glori fy such men who have lost all sense of right nnd heart and religion. When I awoke In the morning, the church-bells thought : "Today is Sunday, a day of peace *nd rest. Father Goulden, dressed I» were ringing and I Ms best coat and a clean shirt, Is thinking of me. Catherine is sitting on the bed and weeping. Aunt Grethel has taken her prayer-book and Is going to mass." As I pictured to myself that quiet, happy life, I could have burst Into tears. But the drums began to beat and the trumpets sounded. The first movement was when our four divisions were ordered to ad vance. We were about twenty thou sand men marching in two lines and Sinking up to our knees with every step in the soft mud. Nobody spoke a word. Face to face with us were the Eng lish, in perfect order, their cannoneers with lighted matches in their hands. On all sides, as far as the eye could reach, nothing was to be seen but cui rasses, helmets, swords, lance 3 and rows of bayonets. "What a battle!" cried Buche, my Woe to the Eng comrade-at-arms, llsh !" And I thought as he did. I believed that not a single Englishman would escape. But bad luck pursued us that day ; though, had it not been for the Prussians, I think we should have ex terminated them all. Down into the little valley we pour ed, right into the face of the English fire, and shouting all the time "Give them the bayonet!" The batteries hurled their grape-shot point blank upon us. It was then, for the first time, I saw the English close at hand. They had fair skins and were clean shaven like respectable cit izens. They can flight well, too—but we are as good as they. Every shot of the English told; and this forced us to break our ranks, for men are not mere palisades. And almost at the same moment we saw a mass of red dragoons, on gray horses, sweeping along like the wind and sabring our stragglers without mercy. It was one of the most ter rible moments of my life as we were driven back, What a fearful thing is a battle ! Then out came Marshal Ney waving his sword in the air. Older, thinner and more bony than when I saw him last but still the same brave soldier with the clear eyes that seemed to take us all in. "Forward," he cried, "I shall lead you myself!" And we rushed ahead, one after the other like a pack of wolves, until we gained the principal outpost of the British. But suddenly the rumor spread that the Prussians were coming. I felt myself grow pale. At that moment Cries of "Vive 1'Em rose from thousands of of a di ad re be em of es a to re of I» pereur! throats behind us, and looking back I saw all our cavalry of the right wing advancing to attack the solid squares of the English. It was an awesome sight. With waving sabres they rush ed pell-mell again and again upon the red-coats. Twenty such charges they made, until the horses of our cuiras siers, exhausted, could no longer even walk—and there still firmly stood the great red lines, steadfast as walls. Now' all that remained for attack was the Old Guard—those wonderful veterans who had fought in Germany, In Egypt, in Spain and in Russia, of whom the Emperor took special care and who no longer knew parents or They only knew the em When it relations. peror who was their god. said in the ranks "The Guard is going to charge," is was the same as saying, "The battle is won!" And Ney commanded them! Upon the Guard fell the concentrated In twenty minutes officer had been dismounted and Wfl 9 hail of bullets. every the Guard, reduced from three thou to twelve hundred, slowly sand men gave way. Now the entire English army fell :: And, as the remnant of the Guard fell backward, across the upon us. Old field fled hussars, cuirassiers, artillery and infantry like an army of savages. What can I tell you more? It was And in the valley old utter rout. Blucher, with forty thousand Prus sians, was looming up. The end had come—and I wept like a child. Back we scurried, borne down with fatigue, hunger and despair. "Keep on," cried Buche, sians take no prisoners, are cutting down everyone." So back, back, even to Paris we fled, and there we learned that hos to be suspended, that the "the Prus Look ! they tilities were emperor had gone, and that the king returning to the throne. Deser was tlons began. I hurried on from village to village reached Pfalzbourg—and and at last my home. „ Up the stairs I sprang; Catherine I fell to sobbing so would have thought was In my arms, violently that one misfortune had come upon me. The first words of Catherine were. "Joseph, I knew that you would come trust in God. back. I had put my Thu3 happiness finally reached us. Now I have lived to see the return of liberty and to see the in wealth, in educa People begin of the flag nntion increase tlon and in happiness. understand their rights. They know that war only brings increase of tax ation and suffering; and when the people, as masters, shall say, Instead of sending our sons to perish by beneath the sword and the will have them tuught and " who will dare gainsay to thousands cannon, we made men I them? In this hope friends, and I embrace you mv hpnft ■ 1M . by the Poet Publishing CO (The Än port). Copyright In the United Kingdom, the Dominions Us Col onies and dependencies ^er^th ^ PT E|R h ' % e g°* A . All rights re Mft? ' ' ' I bid you farewell, my with all I T ■H Constructed of Good Materials and Is Weather Tight. GOOD FOR THE AVERAGE FARM Affords Clean, Warm, Sunshiny Home in Which the Sows Can Bear Their Little Pigs—Hog Is Cleanly if Given Chance. By WILLIAM A. RADFORD. Mr. William A. Radford will questions and give advice FREE OF COST on all subjects pertaining to the subject of building work on the farm, for the readers of this his wide experience as Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he is, without doubt, the highest authority on ail these subjects. Address all inquiries to William A. Rad ford, No. 1827 Prairie avenue, Chicago, XU., and only inclose two-cent stamp for reply. During the last year farmers in the corn belt states have discovered that they get a great deal better price for their com when they market it "on the hoof." answer paper. On account of In other words, they turn their com into pork and market the hogs. Raising hogs so that they pay profit for the food they consume and tne labor of bringing them to market able size Is not a haphazard business. Experience of successful hog raisers has shown that there are a number of raies that must be followed if the iw B ill ifl m i • ■ ■ « if ■*»« "1 I*« •*5 ■: j—— — l . ) : V I ftuMM Alley m =rr PENS H 0 Ö PtM. Hûû hu t 0 -Ö business is to be profitable. One of hese is that the sows need a clean, warm, sunshiny house in which to bear and rear their little pigs. Practically every farmer raises hogs —some more and some less. The aver is age general fanner, however, does not )'t devote a great part of his energies to hog raising. He keeps three or four sows, which produce 20 to 30 pigs. A good house for farmers, of this type is shown in the accompanying il HAD IT ALL PLANNED OUT Second Colored Man Had No Doubt at All as to Just What He Was Going to Do. Mr. Herbert Hoover, the secretary of commerce, soon after he came to office had a long discussion with a man who had held the same job years before. They went particularly into the problems of government reorgani zation, pulled the subject back and forth for hours. When the confer ence was over the visitor said to Mr. Hoover : "I most say that we seem to be in a good deal the same position of two negro soldiers, who, after the signing of the armistice, were talking about what they would do when they got hack home. "One said he was going to get him self a long-tailed coat, a high hat, pat ent leather shoes, spats 'n everything, and he was going down to Georgia and show the white r olks that he was as good as they were. "The second soldier said he was go ing to get all them fine clothes just like his friend and that he, toe, was going back to the Southland. " 'An' What yo' 'gone do when ye* j I j ■ : get home?' asked the first trooper. "Ts gdin' to you' funeral,' was the response."—Philadelphia Public Ledger. New Self-Winding Clock. Wireless impulses sent from the Washington observatory station are correcting the time of a self winding electric clock at a point In As described in the Mechanics Magazine, this no* New Jersey. Popular clock is equipped with a sensitive radio selecting, receiving, and relay ing apparatus, by means of which It takes the Impulse from the air and is adjusted thereby. At one minute of the clock automatically switch by which the radio is thrown into operation. 12, noon, closes a apparatus It is tuned to receive only that time signal which is sent out at noon by the observatory. After the clock has set by a message, the same been 8W ,tch is automatically opened the event , hnt no message is received ^ gwU( , h opens anyway at thirty seconds after 12 and will not close Bfrntn until the following day at one niuute before noon. Thus the clock In This is a frame building, lustration. K, feet *"de and 40 feet long, and con tains four farrowing pens and room for the feed the animals consume. The building is well constructed of good materials to make it -veathertight. It is set on a concrete foundation and has a concrete Poor. Along one wail runs a feeOi alley, while *oors at the floor line permit the hogs to leave their pe"* when weather conditions are right. The building is set east and west, with window» facing the south. This gives the «te winter and early spring sun a chance to give the interior of the house the benefit of its warmth. As the weather gets warmer and the pigs are allowed If run out doors the windows may be opened for better ven tilation. To be healthy young pigs must not be subjected to draft, neither must they be chilled. Plenty of bedding placed on a plank floor that is raised silghtly from the concrete floor helps to keep them warm and dry. Con trary to the general opinion among those who do not know better, a hog is a cleanly animal, and will keep him self clean if the conditions are such that he can. The plunk floor covers only about two-thirds of the pen, arvi the hogs themselves will keep the beti ding placed on it clean. Two litters a year are natural with sows. But if the young pigs are to be brought to maturity at the right time, they must be born in late Feb ruary or March and in September, or the early part of October. Spring pigs are hard to raise unless they have such a home as here described. Outside the hog house on the south side is a concrete feeding floor, where the pigs are allowed to run outside, when they are fed. This feeding floor is nothing more than concrete laid on the ground, which has been leveled. To prevent heaving by frost it should be constructed in squares, with an ex pansion strip between, much after the •nanner of a cement sidewalk, although )'t Is not necessary to use as good ma erials. A feeding floor insures that he animals get all the feed that is ,'iven them, and that none will be lost « the dirt as when the feeding is done on the ground. b/ its own action regulates the wire less device through which it receives correction. Adds to Efficiency. Industrial chemistry gains a new element of efficiency through the de velopment of an electrical system of automatic testing anil control, by which any change in the proper action of the process, as it proceeds, is not only reported, but is corrected as well. Thus the strength of a solution, its acidity, gaseous content, oi other char acteristic, may be recorded continu ously on a distant chart, while elec trically operated vaives work auto matically to offset immediately any shortage or surplus of a constituent part of the mixture. The system pro vides means for compensating against changes of temperature, pressure or time of reaction, and even the prob lem Introduced by different mixtures having the same electrical resistance, has been solved.—Popular Mechanics Magazine. to confer the work for Tabor Dodge of Jeffersonville. They alighted iat j the interurban station, and marching two abreast, turned In Spring street. "There goes another gang of those convicts going to be shipped away," was the remark they caught, the event being shortly after 300 inmates of the reformatory had been sent north. The New Albany delegation told the story on themselves when they got to lodge and then proceeded to make the Jefferson ville neophytes "ride the goat."—Indianapolis New», Odd Fellows, Certainly. A few nights ago a large delega tion from New Albany Hope Lodge of Odd Fellows went to Jeffersonville Had Him Guessing. Marcus looked at his chum Tony. Tony's face was us long as a fiddle. And Tony had just become engaged to beautiful Marcella Lennox. "For a chap just engaged to swh n lovely girl as Marcella, you seem a bit gloomy," Marcus ventured at last. Tony woke from his reverie with n start. "Mark, old hoy," he said. 'Tm worried. You know. Marcella is mi enthusiast always. Once it was for horses, once for dogs, once prize poul try, once Angora cats. Now, nut I a regular sweetheart, or is she just tak ing up another animal fud?" STATE NEWS Ellas Marsters of Meridian has been appointed director of prohibition for tne state of Idaho. He has named as his assistant John L. Waggoner,- also of Meridian. A crew of workmen have been placed upon the old shay road near Mackey and are remodeling the old railway right of way into a beautiful automo bile highway. Stocks of wheat on farms July 1st amounted to seven per cent of last year's crop, or 1,65?.,000 bushels. This carry over is larger by far than any previous year. A cloud burst occured in the Challis vicinity last week and played havoc with much hay and grain andYor sev eral mi'es put the line state highway out of commission. There is keen demand for Idaho ap ples this year. Middle western and eastern states have short crops. The nation's crop is only 115,173,000 bush els, less than half of labt year's crops. The gravel work on the new high way between Delco and Cotterel, which is near Burley is about completed and travelers may now enjoy the scenery without plowing through dust or mud. The county agent for Oneida county places the damage done in the county by Hie recent froats at between 15 and 20 per cent. He states that the wheat crop will be one of the largest in the county. Workmen excavating for water mains in Blackfoot recently uncovered a human skeleton in the business dis trict of the city. Thé skeleton had been coffined and the burial evidently took place several years ago. Three men are in Wallace, Idaho, hospitals as a result of cuts and bruis es received in an accident of an unex plained cause at the Morning mine Sat urday. The men were working about Hie 2200-foot level when rocks came tumbling down from above. Guy Flenner, of Boise, has been hamed managing director of the Idaho Reclamation association to succeed the ia.e Major Fred Reed, at a recent meeting held in Pocatello. Mr. Flen ner is well versed with the conditions of the state and is an ardent booster for Idaho. Commissioner made a sur State Agriculture Miles Cannon has vey of the crop conditions over the state and a personal visit to the north pf\rt of the state, and makes the state ment that Idaho will this season liar rest and market probably the biggest crop in the history of the state. The city of Blackfoot already boosts >f having three miles of paving and at a recent meeting of the city council it was decided to pave ten more blocks. In spite of the financial conditions of the country Blackfoot is going ahead with city improvements and is fur nishing employment for many of her citizens. A total of $851.766.13 was received recently at the office of the state treasure^ as cash veeeipts from the sale of treasury notes issued by the state. Of the sum $850,000 was par value of the notes, $1105 premium and $661 .lS was accrued interest. The money was sent from the Equitable Trust company of New York, fiscal agents for the state. The hay crop for Idaho continues to improve and there is now promised 3,352,000 tons compared with 2,985,000 tons in 1920. Many sections reported the first crop as the largest ever har vested and only a little of it damaged by rain. Due to large crops of alfalfa, timothy nnd clover in the northern counties, much less grain than usual will be cut for hay up there. Settlers of the Black fan Jon Irri gation District have not given up hope of securing funds to start work on the dam at Black canyon this year, and are setting an example of activity and co-operation. The Black canyon peo ple are not discouraged by the lack of fonds in the reclamation treasury, but have inaugurated a lively campaign to secure a loan along the lines followed by congressman Burton L. French. The question of who will be the next United States Marshal for Idaho has been settled. Senators W. E. Borah and Frank R. Gooding have agreed upon Frank Breshears of Cald wlll, present head of the state consta bulary, former sheriff of Canyon coun ty. His nomination will be sent to the senate by the president and will be confirmed by that body, but the change will probably not take place until Leroy C. Jones, present marshal, completes his terra, unless the term of the latter should be cut short follow ing an Investigation of his conduct In ..(Tice which, it Is claimed, is now be og made. Friends of Marshal .Tones Mate that they are not worrying over the result of the alleged investigation and that if that official desires to serve out his term, he will be able to do so. J. A. Clayville and Melvin Hurst, charged with failure to extinguish a camp fire, had their preliminary hear ing before John Jackson. United States commissioner, Tuesday and were bound over to the district court. The two men were camping, in the Boise national forest on Cottonwood creek 14 miles northeast of Arrowrock dam. They built a fire against a stump where they had stopped for tile night and had left it burning, according to Vernon F. Boren, forest guard nnd chief witness for the government. : SYMPTOMS WOMEN DREAD Mrs. Wilson's Letter Should Be Read by All Women , Clearfield, Pa.—" After my last child was bom last September I was unable to do all of my own work. I had severe pains in my left side every month and had fever and sick dizzy: lj spells and such pains H during my periods, B which lasted two, I weeks. I heard of i I Lydia E. Pinkham's) I Vegetable Com-' 1 pound doing others. Iso much good and J thought I would givo it a trial. I have been very glad that I did, for now I feel much stronger and do all of my work. I tell my friends whea ! they ask me what helped me, and they think it must be a grand medicine. And it is. You can use this letter for a tes timonial if you wish.''—Mrs. Harry A. Wilson, R. F. D. 5, Clearfield, Pa. The experience and testimony of such women as Mrs. Wilson prove beyond a doubt that Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege table Compound will correct such trou bles by removing the cause and restor ing the system to a healthy normal con dition. When such symptoms develop as backaches, bearing-down pains, dis placements, nervousness and "the blues"a woman cannot act too promptly in trying Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound if she values her future com fort and happiness. Sweet Innocence. "My wife Is talking about raisin? some 'Jack' roses." "That so?" "Yes; t she asked me last night if I couldn't get her a few' jack pots to put 'em in."—Boston Transcript. Cuticura Soothes itching Scalp On retiring gently rub spots of dan druff and itching with Cuticura Oint ment. Next morning shampoo with Cuticura Soap and hot water. Make them your everyday toilet preparation* and have a clear skin and soft, whita hands. Lucky. Uncle Josh—Here's a letter from Nephew Harry, thnt's gone to Africa, and says that within 20 rods o' his house there's a family o' laughing hyenas. His Wife—Well. I am glad he's got pleasant neighbors, anyway—that's something. Important to Mother« Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, that famous old remedy for infants and children, and see that It Bears the Signature of In Use for Over 30 Years. % 1 Children Cry for Fletcher's Castorin Obviously Feminine. "Oh, Bob, you've let in a iot of flies." "I'll get after them, dear." "You'll never kill them all." 'Well, I'll kill these three, anyway —they're females." '* "How do you know?" . "They made a dash for the mirror i the first thing."—Boston Transcript i REST YOUR TIRED FEET ATiLEN'S FOOT = EASE, the antisept!« powder to be shaken into the shoes, stop« the pain of corns and bunions, and glvet quick relief to sweating, callous, tired, ach ing, tender feet, blisters and reBts the feet, keeps them cool and comfort able. Shoes and stockings wear twice *4 long when you walk in comfort. spots. It The Truth Comes Out. The ex-Widow—But, if you didn't love me and pity my widowed state, why did you marry me? Her Latest Husband—Madam, I married you solely for the privilege of spanking those fiendish brats of yours. Lucky Strike cigarette It'S toasted t r COCKROACHES EASILY KILLED TODAY I ! n BY USING THE GENUINE Stearns' Electric Paste Al»« 8URE DEATH to Waterbnc*. A nts, Hall and Mice. These pests are t>.e frrw.U t\. triers of disease and MUST UK KJXLLU. Tficy untrer both food and property. Directions ln 16 lanpr'rses 1. ererr i jx Beady for use—two £l Ute »inj II V. 8. Government l*uys it. W. N. U.. Salt Lake Ct.y. Me b-lj.!