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CLOVERDALE, TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OREGON. FEBRUARY 26, 1915
Views i n the Time of Napoleon.
Napoleon. 1 1»*- great Nn|M»leon, was people from turning against him when
fi’iul <>l going about Incognito among the final united effort to kill him
tin- people be governed and getting
Napoleon made no reply to this. He
from them their views concerning him
sat with folded arms, his chin buried
sell and his aits, due day, dressed in tlie ruffles of his shirt front, his
in ordinary civilian costume, be left : beaver iiat drawn down over his eyes,
tile palace by a side door and. walking j Presently he straightened up and
along the Uue de Kivoli. entered the I asked;
garden of the Tuiicries. That was
"What has been your occupation,
more than a hundred years ago. The ■ your sphere in life, monsieur?"
sp ice lief ween t lie palace and the
"1 have been everything notary, jour-
i ’ lace de la Concorde was not then | mi list, historian. Now that my body is
the barren looking area it is now, but ; not tit for exertion 1 simply think.”
a veritable garden tilled with Bowers.
"Will the antagonism excited by
Napoleon had but recently humbled Bonaparte live beyond the present cen
Prussia, and the French people were tury ?"
"1 think It will."
celebrating the anniversary o f one of
his victories. Seeing a young army o f
“ And tlíese people he has conquered
ficer sitting on a bench alone, the em ¡ will revenge themselves on France?”
peror took a seat beside him and be j "They will. These wars of Napoleon
; will leave France exhausted. The peo
gan a conversation with him.
"I»o you think this man Bonaparte.” ple our descendants have to fear are” —
"The Russia ns?”
asked Napoleon, "is a great general?”
“ No; at least not for many years.
"I think ilie Ktnperor Napoleon to be
the greatest general who ever lived." ; The Russians have a large territory
| and enough to do to take care o f their
was the reply.
"W hat! Greater than Julius Caesar?” own internal affairs "
"I aui not familiar witli the cam
"Not the Prussians alone. But some
paigns of Caesar."
"Well, young' man. if you were you future Prussian king will realize that
would know that Napoleon is but an if lie can unite the German people he
may hurl them against our descendants
imitation of the great Homan."
crush them. Prussia will never be
"That may be; but. if it is. Napoleon
Is the only Imitation we have bad til content till she has recovered nil the
prestige that has been wrested from
This pleased the emperor very much. her by Bonaparte. I question if she
He inquired the regiment to which the will be strong enough for that without
the help of all the German people."
young man belonged and his name.
"W ell, suppose some king o f Prussia
Then he arose from Ids seat and stroll
unites the Germans and recovers the
ed away. Presently seeing an aged
high p isitlon ttint has been taken from
man. the emperor took a scat beside
her. Wind tluti ?"
him with a view to drawing Ids views
"What then? Why. France will nev
ot experience as lie had drawn those
er lie content till she has got it buck
o f youth.
” Onr people.” said Napoleon, "seem
"H ow will she do that?"
to l»e going mad over this Corsican,
"Now you are getting beyond the
inonsieui What do you think of him?”
vision of tile keenest thinker. Of
"H e is the center of one of those
what shall happen within another cen
Sturms that (teriodically sweep over
tury | cannot think; I can only feel.”
They grow fiercer till
The old mail's face assumed a
they reach a climax, then instead of
dreamy expression. There was a far
dying slowly, as they started, end sud
away look In Ids eyes. Napoleon turn-
ini and fixed bis own eyes eyes that
Napoleon started, but inwardly; bis
did not dream, but commanded—upon
control of himself, except when he
him. Presently the speaker continued:
wished to Impress some one with the
“ A hundred years or more from now
awfulness of his wrath, was perfect.
The speaker did not see how deeply our descendants will tie much changed.
his "companion had l»ecu touched by We are passing out of an age of spec
ulative philosophy into one of actuali
This American, Franklin, who
"After Napoleon what?” asked the ties
liéfore tlie Revolution, hus
a new field.
“ There shou.d lie the republic, but
France is among a number o f nations there is a vaina tile power iu steam,
which tiiis Bonaparte is antagonizing. which another American lias already
There is in tlie Place du Carrousel. In applied to driving a boat, miring the
rear o f the Tuileries. a bronze group present century the people of the civ
o f horses drawing a chariot. This Na- ilized world will contrive. Tills |ieriod
poleon took from the Prussians. They of warfare that Bonaparte seeuis bent
will not rest till they get It hack. Be upon continuing will end ut least for
sides. they will make our children or a time- with him. Relieved of tlie cas
grandchildren pay a pretty price for ualties ot war. out European popula
tiou will increase, it may he that it
its loau to France."
"W hy do you thiuk that?” asked the will spread to new continents.
"Mechanical devices will tie extend
"Bonaparte will not stop till be has ed into every department. Including
arrayed every nation in Europe against war Having swifter mentis o f slaugh
him. Even his alliance with Austria ter. the nations will l»e more loa til to
bv his marriage with a daughter o f the fight one another. That. I believe, will
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"You arc wrong, monsieur. War will
“ Well. then, it will grow less fre
"Suppose ttint, a century from now,
a united Germany shall attempt to
crush France. What then?"
i'lic old man thought for some time
without replying. Then lie said;
"A group of nations is forming to
cm -li Bonaparte. This will he the be
ginning of groups of allies yet to come.
Some statesmen will see the advan
tage of uniting several nations with a
view to controlling Europe. This will
lead to h counter group” —
"And when war comes it will he be
tween these groups and all Europe
will l»e involved. I see. Never mind
the political consequences of these al
liances. Give me tlie military issues."
“ in a hundred years tlie people o f
Europe will have more than doubled,
perhaps quadrupled Armies that are
now composed o f a few hundreds of
thousands will then be millions. The
killed uud wounded and prisoners of
war instead of being counted by thou
sands will be hundreds of thousands.”
"And the battle line." Napoleon put
In. "will he 50. 100. perhaps 200 miles
"1 thought, monsieur, you asked me to
give you the military future. You seem
quicker In this than I. 1 defer to you."
“To move such armies." Napoleon
continued, ignoring the speaker, "will
he a herculean task. There will not
lie roads enough for their advance."
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too much for tlie various people using
It to understand each other. If tlie
Italian language could he given to the
Chinese or the Russians It would
"Y' oii forget tlie new power of steam. change so that in a few yeara no one
would recognize It as the same. This
It may develop."
may he accounted for by the
“ You mean armies will lie moved In
fact that the people In the chilly north
stead of moving.
Well, grant that
speak with the lips nearly closed and
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those living In a mild climate give freo
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urtFiliation by opening the mouth.
a hundred miles in a single day. 1
grant in this case they can he moved
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