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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (June 16, 1916)
A Story of the French Legion
By I. A. R. WYLIE
All right rrved. Tht
Bylvla Omnoy, nor lover, Richard Fnr
quhur, finds, hu fullpn In love with Ciip
tuln Arimud of tho Korean Legion. In
Captain Sower's room Kurquhar force!
Sower to hiive f region's I O. U's ro
turned to him. Faniulmr Is helped to his
rooms by Ouhrlclle Kmlth. Rowor demands
an apology. Retimed, he forces Funiuhar
to resign his commlHsliin In relurn for
possesHion of Fannmr's father's writ
ten confeuslon that he had murdered Sow
er's futher. Gabrielle BuveB Fitniuhur
from suicide. To shield Arnaud, Bylvlu'a
fiance, Faruhar prolVsscH to have stolen
war plans and tells the real culprit why
he did so. As Richard NameleHs he Joins
the Foreign Legion and sees Sylvia, now
Mme. Arnaud, meet Colonel Destlnn.
Farquhur meets Sylvia nnd Clahrlello, and
learns from Corporal Uoetz of the col
onel's cruelty. Arnaud becomes a drunk
ard and opium smoker. Hyrvla becomes
friendly with Colonel Destlnn. Arnaud
becomes Jealous of Farquhar. Farquhar,
on guard at a villa where a dance Is In
IjfOKress, Is shot down by Arnaud. Ar
naud Justllles his insanely Jealous action
to Colonel Destlnn. Arnaud goes to a dan
cing girl who loves him for comfort.
Opium Is a deadly drug, but It t
makes men dream away their
lives In a sort of artificial peace.
Burdened with the grief of de
sertion, racked by disease that
Is fatal, buffeted by fate and
thoroughly disheartened, a middle-aged
man smokes opium to
keep his senses deadened. Do
you think his action Justified?
CHAPTER X Continued.
"I tried to kill him," he said quietly
tut distinctly, "and I mean to kill him.
That is the only change."
"Is that any change? Has It taught
your fair, pure young wife to love and
honor you?" He ground his teeth to
gether without answering, and she
went on, her voice grown suddenly
harsh and contemptuous. "You are a
fool, Desire. You are a fool, like all
men. What Is there in this one wom
an that you should care? She Is pretty,
but others are prettier. I have seen
lier, for it amused me to have a glance
at the wonder who could drive two
men to the devil. And what is she? A
charming doll with a child's eyes and
a sparrow's brain. What else "
The girl rose. She took one of the
long-stemmed pipes from the table and
lighted it at the brazier. The red em
bers glowed up on to her face, where
vvas written a somber Inscrutable bit
terness. She came back aud placed
ithe pipe in his Inert hand.
"There!" she said simply. "That is
what you have come for. Forgetful
ness." He nodded. Silently he cowered back
among the ragged cushions and with
half-closed eyes began to smoke. In
the hovel there was perfect silence. As
the minutes passed the subtle magic
perfume sleep'ng beneath the rank
sweetness awoke, the lurking dreams
"I Tried to Kill Him," He Said Quiet
ly but Distinctly, "and I Mean to
and fancies came out from among
their shadows and moved lightly to
and fro In the brightening circle of
firelight Arnaud smiled wistfully at
them. Little by little the terrible lines
of pain drawn about his features
passed, leaving them a white peace.
A sigh broke from his loosely parted
"Sylvia Sylvia my wife "
His head dropped back the strange
etemmed pipe slipped from his power
less fingers and fell with a soft thud
to the floor. The woman bent over him
and kissed him. A single tear, drawn
from a well of Bavage pity, had
dropped on the untroubled brow.
"God of our fathers," she whispered
from between clenched teeth, "Thou
knowest I am bad rotten to the heart
but thou knowest also I am not so
bad as. the woman who sent this man
She knelt down, and with her dark
head against the sleeper's knee
watched and waited.
All was quiet But on the other
side of the curtain an Arab crouching
betid Hie brazier awoke, There iu
a slight smile about bis Hps as though
his dreams had brought him food for
amused reflection, and with a quick
glance at his motionless companion he
got up and slipped out Into the street
It was now toward evening and the
great heat of the day was broken. At
a wblte-walled villa on one of the
broad avenues he glided through a
Moorish doorway Into the passage. Be
fore him lay the courtyard, where two
women talked, their low voices min
gling musically. At last he came out
into the light. Ills manner was In
imitable In Its suggested homage and
a hundred unspoken flatteries.
"Madame, It's Abou-Yakoud who
ventures before you," he suid in bis
soft Arab French. "Abou-Yakoud,
who has seen Mecca and who reads
Destiny as an open book. Give me
your hand, madame. For a little franc,
I will tell you good and evil what
was and what Is to come."
Sylvia Arnaud started slightly and
"You shall not come in here," she
said Impatiently, and yet not without a
childish touch of hesitation. "Beg
ging is forbidden. Now be gone!"
She tossed a handful of money on to
the white stone flags. Each coin rang
out like a note of Jangling laughter,
which still echoed after her as she
passed luto the shadows of the gate
day. Abou-Yakoud bent and gathered the
nickel pieces from the ground. When
he looked up again he stood straight
and erect, and the beard had vanished.
"Gabrielle!" he said softly.
She turned a little. The warm gold
of evening was on her face and soft
ened the stern lines to a mild and
"I know," she said. "Your voice
betrayed you. And then sooner or
later I felt that you would come,
though for what purpose God knows."
"Let us hope he does not" he an
swered sardonically. "I am here on
my own business, and my own busi
ness has no sanctity about it. I must
keep control If I am to win through to
the things I want."
"The things you want!" she echoed
with deep sadness. "What are they
He knelt on the marble edge of the
fountain and caught her hand.
"Gabrielle!" he repeated hoarsely,
She looked down at him. Her free
hand she laid quietly upon his.
"You are cruel to yourself," she said,
"Why h,ave you come, Stephen?"
"God knows. I have lied so much In
all these ghastly years, Gabrielle. I
have lied most of all to my own con
science. I have called you an episode
a folly. I have heaped contempt on
you, on my memory of you, aud al
ways you have risen as now the one
pure thing that I have loved, my one
virtue, my own fidelity"
"Hush, Stephen, we have buried our
"You have I cannot. I tried. At
first It was remorse that would not let
me the knowledge that I have ruined
you dishonored you "
"That is not true," she Interrupted
proudly. "Xo woman no man has
ever been dishonored by one action
Honor Is not a possession to be lost or
broken. It is ourselves what we are.
If you had dishonored me I should be
different; but I nm not different.
have grown stronger that Is all. I
see clearer. I am happy."
"Happy? And your name your po
sition your people all lost!"
She smiled faintly.
"Those griefs are old and healed,
Stephen. I have a name and a posi
tion. They are my own, and I am a
little proud of them. I owe you my
knowledge of myself and my own
strength some hours' Illusion, a broad
er outlook, a deeper understanding of
other women's failures. Let that suf
fice between us "
"I cannot." He sprang up with a
wild gesture of protest "It Is not re
morse that haunts me. I am not the
man to feel remorse. I half loved and
half despised you. Then that night
when I came back and found that you
knew me for what I was a liar, a
cheat, a common spy, to be bought and
sold by every man and had left me
on the very eve of my atonement to
you then I knew my own madness.
From that hour I wanted you."
"It's too late, Stephen," she said,
"too late. I have buried my dead,
dear. I cannot call the dead to life.
We are free and we stand alone. We
must go our ways, Stephen."
"I won't plead, Gabrielle. I know
you better." Then suddenly he turned
and stumbled blindly into the dark
ness of the passageway.
Behind the Mosque.
Colonel Destlnn rode through Sldi-bel-Abbes,
and many of those he
passed looked after him. One or two
of his observers were soldiers wearing
a red and blue uniform of the Legion.
They saluted first and grimaced only
after a cautious interval.
"Nom d'un Petard! Will the devil
never grow old?"
Women looked after him Arab
women from behind mysterious veils,
aud Europeans all with the same fem
inine Interest In what Is strong. For
Colonel Destlnn sat his horse with
grace and enso, and the slight erect
figure carried the years lightly. Uow
many the years were no one knew.
Thus he rode slowly through the
pleasant shaded avenues, skirting the
nigger quarter, till be reached the
plateau. There he drew rein, bis keen
eyes sweeping the low girdle of olive
trees and clustering native hovels to
the far side, where the mosque rose up
In stately purity against the turquoise
sky. Through the graceful archway a
double line of Arubs drifted backward
and forward In a soft-flowing, un
broken stream of worship, and sudden
ly Colonel Destlnn set spurs and gal
loped over the hard clay, scattering the
stragglers to right and left
She turned with a little start of sur
prise, and freeing herself from the
cumbersome red slippers which en
cased her Infidel feet she came to
meet him, her hand outstretched In
"Why, Colonel Destlnn! You!"
"There's no one here for whom It is
"Those Griefs Are Old and Healed,
necessary to play comedy," he an
swered with brutal directness. "You
had my note?"
"Yes " She crimsoned and faltered,
and he swung himself to the ground,
looping the bridle over his wrist.
"We must get away from the crowd,"
he. said in the same curt, Imperative
tone. "It Is fairly quiet behind the
mosque. Take my arm. The rough
ground is excuse enough."
"If anyone saw us they would
"Nothing that Is not true, madame."
She hesitated, half resentful, half
"I am beginning to ask myself what
Is the truth, colonel."
"That is what I have come to tell
They walked on. Overhead, from the
high towers of the mosque, an Arab
chant drifted down to them through
the quiet air
"I extol the greatness of the Lord,
of God the most high"
They were quite alone now. On
their right the white walls sheltered
them; to the left the open suuscorched
plateau. Colonel Destlnn stood still
and faced his companion.
"Well," he said, "have you nothing
to say to me?"
"I?" She lifted her lustrous brown
eyes to his in simple Inquiry. "What
should I have to say?"
"Your husband is safe."
"Oh, Desire! Yes, I had forgotten
about it almost. It was an accident.
He thought I was about to be attacked.
He is so nervous and excitable, and
the night was dark. He explained It
"Yes, Captain Arnaud explained
everything." There was a block of
stone beside him and he set his foot
upon It, leaning forward so that their
faces were on a level. "Madame Ar
naud! Do you really think I believe
you or in you? My child, if your hus
band bad acted as you say, he would
have been cashiered for an Intoxicated
Incapable; but he gave me bis expla
nation. It was an explanation which
men among themselves some men
understand and accept madness on
account of a woman. I let your hus
band go free. Do you thank me?" She
made no answer. The graceful knowl
edge of her power was gone. Her eyes
hung on his with the blankness of a
will in abeyance. "You do not thank
me," he went on deliberately. "Yon
would like to. You would like to play
the role of the faithful wronged wife.
But I am the one person before whom
you cannot act either to yourself or to
others. I have seen through you, and
your little shallow soul knows it. All
artifice between us Is useless. Do not
move stay there!" He caught her
hands and held them In a grip of Iron.
Will Sylvia be strong enough
to resist the fierce fire of sen
sual temptation which Colonel
Destlnn holds to her scorching
oulT Will she fall Into a moral
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
LAY OUT HOME GARDEN
Field Methods Should Be Used in
Preliminary Work Done In Fall 8ave$
Much Time and Labor During
8prlng Rush Liberal Use of
Manure Is Favored.
(By J. W. LLOYD.)
In planning the home garden, It Is
well to arrange the vegetables In the
order In which they are to be planted.
This facilitates the preparation of the
land for planting, and makes it possi
ble to maintain the unplanted portion
In a good friable condition with the
least expenditure of labor. In order that
the vegetables may be so arranged, It
Is necessary to know the proper time
for planting each crop. This depends
primarily upon the temperature and
moisture requirements of the particu
lar crop In question.
The arrangement of the garden as
to length of rows and time of planting,
Is not the only labor-saving feature
that should characterize the typical
farmer's garden. Field methods should
be practiced In preparing the land for
planting, and as much preliminary
work done in the fall as is possible,
for the sake of both securing an early
garden and reducing the amount of la
bor In spring. After the land is cleared
of refuse from preceding crops It
should be heavily manured and plowed
In the fall. The amount of manure to
be applied will depend somewhat upon
the fertility of the land, but more
largely upon the trueness of the farm
er's conception of the plant food re
quirements of garden crops. The best
gardens are possible only where plant
food Is supplied much more liberally
than is considered ample for field
If the land has been manured and
plowed in the fall, and Is worked at
the proper time In spring, very little
labor Is necessary In the preparation
of a seed bed for the early planting.
Soil containing sufficient humus to
grow vegetable crops advantageously,
can be fitted for planting without the
use of hand tools, if the precaution is
taken to work it at the exact time it
reaches the right degree of dryness.
It will then crumble readily and a
seed bed can be prepared by the use
of a disk, harrow and planker. A
sled marker is also very useful. The
use of these tools saves an enormous
amount of labor, and is a vast im
provement over the old method of
using only a hoe and a rake.
EXACT MEASURES IN FEEDING
Practical Way Is to Weigh Definitely
What Each Vessel Will Hold
Guess Work Unprofitable.
It is always best to be exact in feed
ing. Too much "guess work" is done
on the farm. That is one reason why
some of us find farming no more prof
itable. In computing rations and feeding,
the various feeds should be weighed.
It is not always necessary to weigh
every feed, as this may take consider
able time. It is not always practical
to weigh every feed, as feeding is
sometimes done after dark or before
dawn. The practical way Is to weigh
a definite quantity as the amount a
measure will hold and eotimate each
A quart measure is a convenient
vessel In which to estimate grain and
other concentrated feeds. A quart of
the following common feeds weighs:
Cottonseed meal, 1.5 pounds; wheat
bran (coarse), .5 pounds; wheat mid
dling, coarse (shorts), .8 pounds;
wheat middling, fine, 1.1 pounds; corn
meal, 1.5 pounds; oats, 1.2 pounds;
gluten meal, 1.7 pounds; gluten seed,
FEEDING MILK TO CHICKENS
Has Most Favorable Influence on
Growth of Young Fowls Abun
dant Exercise Is Urged.
The feeding of milk to young chicks
has a most favorable Influence on the
growth, and on lessening the mortal
Sweet and sour milk are of equal
value In chick feeding. The degree of
Bourness does not affect the nutritive
Chicks fed milk freely should have
abundant exercise. This applies par
ticularly to earlier hatches or brooder
In no way Is milk injurious, but
whether you feed sweet or sour milk,
the same should be fed continually
until the end of the milk feeding pe
riod, whichever is most sonvenlent,
adhere to consistently.
BREEDING PLACES FOR FLIES
Treatment Recommended by United
States Department of Agriculture
to Control Insects.
Manure piles are flies' favorite
breeding places. It farmers will keep
manure and stable sprinkled with a
solution that will kill the larva, files
need not become numerous. The fol
lowing treatment, recommended In
United States department of agricul
ture bulletin 118, will control files and
will make a noticeable reduction In
the number around a given place: Dis
solve three-fourths of a pound of
borax I two or three gallons of water.
Spray Of sprinkle manure piles and
stables with the solution about twice
This will kill the larva which hatch
from eggs laid In manure The danger
to human health from flics 1b sufficient
to make the wise farmer take these
precautions, but If he looks for further
Justification It can be found in thi pro
tection of live stock. Human diseases
are spread by flies and live stock are
worried by them. The danger to hu
man welfare must be conceded, but
the loss to live stock Is not so easily
soen. Animals which are pestered by
files will lose flesh, aud stable flies rob
them of blood.
NEW PATENT ON CULTIVATOR
Extra Blades Travel In Advance, Cut
ting Sod, Weeds or Crust That
May Have Formed.
John S. Smith, a Racine county
(Wisconsin) Inventor, sendB In a de
scription of his new patent cultivator
to the Farming Business. This culti
vator has extra bladeB that travel In
advance and parallel to the cultivator
blades for the cutting of sod, roots,
weeds and any crust that may have
formed, leaving the cultivator blades
to do their work of stirring the soil.
One lever manipulates both knives aud
cultivators. This relieves draft, as It
Is not necessary to tear Into the soil
so deeply to do both the breaking of
the sod and crust and the cultivation
with one set of blades. Any one of the
four beams used to carry the knives
and cultivators cun be adjusted inde
pendently so as to meet all kinds of
conditions of soil and vegetation.
MANURE LOSES BY LEACHING
When Rains Fall Much of Soluble
Plant Food Is Carried Away
Moisture Holds Plant Food.
Farmers have been so accustomed
to throw the manure from the stable
in a pile in the barnyard, and leave It
until it is convenient to haul it to the
fields, that they do not give the mat
ter of loss by washing and leaching
any consideration. Usually but little
of the value of the solids of the ma
nure is lost in the stable, but great
losses occur after it is thrown in a
pile. The manure In the stable, sat
urated by the urine, contains more
than 50 per cent water.
The moisture In the manure holds In
solution the greater part of the plant
foods which the manure contains.
When the rains fall upon the manure
the leaching process carries awaj
much of tho soluble plant foods and it
is lost beyond recovery, for it is either
carried away in the water as it flows
on the surface to the streams, or sinks
Into the ground where, for all practi
cal purposes, it is wasted.
TESTING FERTILITY OF EGGS
If Trouble Is With Male Fowl Replace
Him Make Sure Feeding Ration
Is Not Responsible.
Those who make a specialty of sell
ing hatching eggs from selected mat
lngs should keep a careful test on the
fertility of eggs produced, so that
poorly fertilized eggs will not be sent
out to customers, necessitating replac
ing the eggs later and causing delay
in getting young chicks started toward
If the fertility Is not good replace
the male bird with another or make
sure that the feeding ration Is not re
sponsible for the trouble.
TO STORE PERISHABLE FOODS
Every Farm Should Be Provided With
Cellar, Storehouse and Refrig
erator for Crops.
Farmers lose much every year be
cause their facilities for storing per
ishable, foods are poor.
Every farm home should have a cel
lar, storehouse and refrigerator so the
surplus foods may be saved till such
time as they may be consumed.
The fact that producers have Inade
quate facilities tor saving perishable
products gives speculators advan
tages ovar them.
MAN IN THE MOON'8 PARTY.
"Once upon a time," began daddy,
and Nick and Nancy burst out laugh
ing. "Why, daddy," they shouted, "you
never begin stories that way."
"Well, I did this time to surprise
you, and now that I have I might Just
as well start right In with the story."
"It had been the first hot day. Even
the sun felt tired. That may sound
very strange to think of the sun feel
ing tired. But still, can't you imagine
that on the first hot day that comes,
when the sun has boen shining with
all his might and main, that he gets
a. little bit tired and is glad when It is
time to go to bed? Many strong peo
ple may get tired at night.
"As the sun went to bed, the moon
began to peep up and laugh. He
grinned from ear to ear, for he said to
"'Tonight I really will be appre
ciated, for the sun has overworked to
day and no one over gets any thanks
"They Did Have the Very Best Time."
for overworking. It Is as bad as not
"Of course, the moon was the very
sort to talk that way. For, can you
imagine that Jolly old man whom you
see grinning at you so often ever real
ly working very hard?
"Just then the moon began sending
out his invitations for a party.
"He sent them in this way: He
whispered to the tall pines that he
wanted to have a party and to Invite
all the little fairies. Also he added
that they muBt wear their very best
clothes, for when he gave a party he
liked to see folks in their party clothes.
"The fairies lost no time about ac
cepting this invitation. And you should
have seen how absolutely gorgeous
they looked when they were all ready.
The fairy queen was dressed in glit
toring gold. She wore a gold crown
on her head and carried a gold wand
with gold stars glittering from It.
"All the other fairies were dressed
in silvery costumes. For the man In
the moon Is very fond of silver. You
still sometimes notice that he puts on
a silver robe himself, and he is very
friendly with the Bllver clouds that
float in the sky at night.
"They did have the very best time
and they all enjoyed the party bo, so
much. The man in the moon laughed
his head off at leaBt the fairies were
afraid he would as he Bald he had
never before seen the pine trees be
have so like silly little trees, Instead
of like big, dignified trees they had al
ways prided themselves on being.
"But tho pine trees didn't care, for
they were having a beautiful time wav
ing and singing. They sang for lots
of the lovely dances the fairies did.
As for the fairies, thoy had the best
time in the world.
"They felt it was a very groat honor
for them to be givf i a party by the
wonderful old man In the moon, who
had such splendid guests as the pine
SOUND ADVICE FROM FARMER
He Had Rescued Mctorlst and Balloon
ist Same Day Would Find Life
Easier at Home.
Mr. Jephtha Wade, a well-known
Cleveland man, has a winter home at
Thomasville, Ga. One of his sons is
an amateur balloonist and occasionally
makes an ascent from Thomasville. If
the family fail to hear promptly from
him they set forth in a motor car and
search until they find htm, the Youth's
One day, when the roads were slip
pery with mud, the automobile skid
ded and slid part way down a bank.
It brought up without damage against
a large tree. Mr. Wade could not get
It back on tho road and appealed for
help to a farmer plowing In the field
below. Tho farmer hitched his team
to the front axle and soon pulled the
car out cf trouble.
Mr. Wade looked back and said:
"That tree saved us from a bad acci
dent; If it had not been there we
should have turned over and been bad
"Yes, suh," drawled the farmer,
"that cert'nly is a useful tree! This
mornln' a young feller in a balloon got.
stuck in it and 1 had to h'ist him out."
"Why, that was our son!" exclaimed
both Mr. and Mrs. Wade, excitedly.
The farmer looked at them for a mo
ment with a puzzled expression; then
his face lighted up with a smile, and
"I reckon you folks would find life
easier if you was to stay home more."