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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1927)
TIU ItSDAY, OCTOHKIl 20. W7
OUR COMIC SECTION
THE MAITIN TIMES
"I'm not sure that I want you to
Win," said the girl
"We always win In the end. It's In
evitable," returned the man, and, from
the look In his eyes It was obvious be
referred to many kinds of battles.
"It Is a poor sort of war," went on
his companion, unheeding. "When
..you're had enough you retire Into win
ter quarters with all the comforts of
civilization, while your enemies starve
In the mountains."
Captain de Vrles settled himself
comfortably in. a hollow of the old
tone wall which surrounded the gov
emor"s palace at Fe. "In fact, Abd
el Krim has your entire sympathy," he
remarked, as he studied his compan
ion's profile. It was very effective, he de
cided, against the blue of a Moroccan
sky. Sunshine warmed the pale hair
to honey color and dusted freckles, tine
as pollen, over a skin which had the
texture and flush of petals. The face
was attractive, yes, but too decided,
reflected the Frenchman. The regu
larity of feature and determined sweep
ef the Jaw left nothing to the Imagi
nation. He was silent as he thought
of another woman, the last I She had
been rery slender, pale, a little sad,
she'd had the most beautiful hands in
the world. Unfortunately she'd also
had a husband with considerable In
fluence In the senate! That was why
Gaston de Vrles, boulevardler at
heart, Parisian to the last cell of a so
phisticated brain, was an exile In Fez.
"Me, I hate the colonies !" he told him
self for the thousandth Ume. It was
the habitual end of all his reflections.
"If you look at the mountains any
more, mademoiselle, I shall begin to
suspect you of an Interest In the
he girl turned, her eyes, specula
"The Kald Is your local mystery.
What would you do without him? It
would be as if we In England were
deprived of our weather we should
have nothing left to talk about I"
De Tries propped his exceedingly
pood-looklng head on his hand, an el
bow among the stones. "He leads us
by the nose, that man, providing he
exists at all I Sometimes I Imagine
the Kald Is a composite character
evolved from all the what do you
say scallywags who surround Abd-el
Krim. There are a score of Europeans
up there In the mountains one cannot
suppose It is the Riffs who do such
work with their guns. There Is a mod
ern Napoleon among those crags, and
It Is to his genius we owe this Infi
nitely tedious campaign !"
"I should have thought you would
have known all about him. By this
time the Riff must be full of spies."
Bosemary's voice was. as usual, direct
In response to It, the Frenchman lost
his note of mockery. He answered her,
as if she were a man, but grudgingly,
conscious that It was a waste of what
he did not define.
"The mountaineers are superstitious.
They have always believed that, in
their greatest danger, a stranger
would be their salvaton. It is a legend
burled as deep In history as their re
ligion, or their Incredible independ
ence you know the IUffs have never
"I hope they never will be," Inter
rupted the girl. "You are bent on
crushing the romance out of life with
' the flatlron you call civilization." A
flush crept under the golden dusted
skin and De Vrles was sure there were
metal glints below the surface of the
"If only one could rouse her Into
enthusiasm over something more In
teresting than these sacre natives in
the hills," he reflected, while he con
tinued his story. "The Riffs are hard
pressed enough to betray anything and
anybody, except this one conviction.
If there is really some European di
recting matters, he's safe from our
spies. No doubt, they also believe him
superhuman. Dear lady, we are not
fighting a handful of Berbers, as the
newspapers would make you believe.
We are fighting a country the land
Itself where each rock is hostile to
us, where each ravine Is honeycombed
. with snipers' cuves. We are strug
gling with superstition or faith, with
a legend that Is the breath of men's
bodies, with an epoch, with conditions
that are beyond our understanding."
' Synthesis of a Bore
The following recipe for compound
ing a bore appeared recently in the
Atlantic Monthly: "Take a mass of
unleavened egotism. Chop a cupful of
trite conversational chestnuts, shells
and all. Add b quart of dry facts,
from which all the Juice of humor has
been extracted, and a cupful of dates
stuffed with statistics. Stir In, very
slowly, a pint of personal anecdotes
from which all Imagination has been
Strained. Flavor 'with the essence of
complete Indifference to anybody's
"What good would It do you, then,
If you knew all about the Kald?"
De Vrles spread out significant flu
gers. "If we get him It Is mate to the
king," he said. "Abd-el Krim depends
on something we can't tabulate. There
Is some unknown factor up there.
Abd-el Krim Is welcome to his desert
ers from a dozen armies, but If there
Is a genius behind him the brains of
those Incredibly mobile guns, those
ubiquitous raiders we've got to have
him by fair means or foul."
The girl swept round on him. "I
hope you never get him." The blood
was red tn her cheeks. A pulse beat
In her throat
De Vrles responded, shaken out of
his usual pose, "I told you. France
gets everything In the end and I. ma
demoiselle, am a Frenchman." For an
Instant he barred her path. If he had
"I Should Have Thought You Would
Have Known All About Him. By
This Time the Riff Must Be Full of
known what he wanted he would have
played for it but he was undecided.
The girl's aunt that admirable Lady
Tregarthen, who was on her usual lei
surely and luxurious progress In
search of winter sunshine, had spoken
of her niece's dot
De Vrles hesitated. He was not cer
tain that he had any use for marriage,
but money was essential to his scheme
of life, and this girl had It and she
would be desirable If she were more
pliant No, by G , she was desirable
now, with a smile Just lifting the cor
ners of her lips, and that gleam of
drowned copper In her eyes. His
hand touched her arm. He bent to say
something he didn't know what per
haps to kiss her, but footsteps sound
ed on the path below them.
The governor and Lady Tregarthen
appeared between the orange trees.
"We were looking for you, Rosemary.
General Lyautey suggests a drive."
A motor took the two Englishwomen
southwest toward Meknes. The high
road was perfect Its surface was the
pride of France and a drain on the
puppet sultan's exchequer.
Helen Tregarthen's keen brown
eyes, that did not even trouble to hide
how much they took in, Ignored the
view. She' was too active a woman to
enjoy anything that was not charged
with concentrated purpose. Her mind
was as well arranged as her life. She
was quite decided that her niece,
whom she liked, admired and under
rated, should disturb the balance of
neither. So she determined to talk.
"The captain," she began, with what
she considered tact, "is a marvelous.
man. He is the most attractive crea
ture I have ever seen,"
"Quite," returned her niece dryly.
. "Has he proposed to you?"
"Oh, auntie I Does anyone In these
But Lady Tregarthen was not to
be put eft, "Frenchmen do," she said
"Well, then, the beautiful captain's
Intentions must be nearly as dishonor
able as mine 1" '
' (TO BE CONTINUED.)
True nobility Is exempt from fear.
taste but your own. Pour Into a mold
stamped with your own Image and
turn onto a platter garnished with
plenty of thyme." Boston Transcript
Toleration's Great Value
Tolerance Is the most lovable qual
ity men and women can possess. Its
vision enables them to see things from
others' viewpoints. Its generosity con-
cedes to others right to their own
opinions. Its very bigness wishes oth-
ers to be happy In their own wity.
Questions No. 17
1 Who was the Venerable Hedet 1
2 What city Is regarded as the
greatest commercial ceuter of Asia?
3 What is the most notable char
acteristic of the luovle comedian, lUis-
4 Who was the leading pitcher la
the American league In HOST
6 What famous British spy was
hanged by the Coutlnentul forces dur
ing the Revolution?
C Who was the American com
mander of the U. S. S. Constitution
In the battle with the British ship
7 Who Invented the airbrake?
8 How many chambers are there
In the human heart?
f Is it correct to call the Olympic
games an Olympiad?
lV-What Is God?
11 Why did Oliver Wendell Holmes
write the poem "Old Ironsldee"? .
12 What South American country
was the ancient kingdom of Quito?
13 What Island is noted for Its
many colossal Images and architec
14 What great pianist of the dny Is
also a statesman and has served as
premier of his country?
15 What great caricaturist work
ing In colors, is remembered largely
for his Illustrations for the novels and
sketches of Charles Dickens?
10 What horse won the Kentucky
Derby In 1914 and what was his time?
17 What famous American warship
was called "Old Ironsides"?
IS What President had been known
as "Old Rough and Ready" In what
19 Who Invented antiseptic sur
20 What does the sense of smell
do to help many animals?
Answer $ No. 16
1 Mount Logan, in the Yukon,
2 Willie Munden with 171 first ,
8 Gen. George Meade.
4 Daniel Boone.
5 In Arkansas.
6 Joseph Mallord William Turner
7 Algernon Blackwood.
8 This land crab is often over a
foot long and frequents coral Islands
In the Indian and Pacific oceans.
9 That It Is not significantly relat
ed to the matter In hund.
10 For Thine Is the kingdom, and
the power, and the glory, forever.
11 "Pilgrim's Progress" by John
12 Mount Wbltney, In California
13 Scapa Flow.
14 Gen. John C. Fremont
15 Battle of Trenton.
10 In the feet
17 Leopold Auer. ,
IS On the Islands In the Caribbean
19 Instead of "whom" It should be
"who," nominative case as subject of
the verb "was."
20 In the year 1S08.
Famous Painter Pat
Heart Into His Work
In many respects the career of
Titian, the Venetian artist, Is without
parallel In the history of art. The
span of his productive life Is unprec
edented. He lived to be ninety-nine
years old and painted steadily for
nearly seventy-five years. This noted
painter apparently believed thut no
amount of Inspiration or intuitive
genius Is a substitute for painstuklng
labor. A contemporary wrote of him:
"He laid in his pictures with a
mass of colors which served him as
a ground-work for what he wanted
to express. I myself have seen such
powerful strokes swept In by ' him
with solid pigment, sometimes with
pure 'terra rossa' (red ocher) and
this served him for the half-tones
sometimes with a brush full of white
lead; and with the same brush dip
ped in red, black or yellow he picked
out the lights. In four strokes he
had sketched In a remarkubly beauti
ful figure. Then he laid the picture
against the wall, and left It there,
often for several months, without
looking at It again, and when he
wanted to work at It he examined
It very critically as If It were his
mortal enemy, In order to discover
any possible faults. Then he took
away a prominence here, set an arm
straight there, and got a foot into the
right position. 8o by degrees he
brought his figures to the most perfect
symmetry, and then he proceeded to
do the same with the next picture."
-Kansas City Star.
Novel Use for Hose r .
Sir James Crlchton-Browne , relates
this anecdote of a colleague's "absent-
mindedness: He was standing by the
bedside of a lady patient giving her
copious and emphatic Instructions as
to what she ought to do, when to her
dismay she saw him take her black
silk stockings, which were tying on a
chair beside the bed, and draw them
on his hands and arms as gloves. He
did not discover his mistake but
walked off with the stockings. Ex
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