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LITERARY NEWS, VIEWS AND CRITICISM
THE SUN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11,' 19132
Hsvrtii: or i-awkknck
It Was l.iko tip' Harlinrisin
I iiri't Old ViiihImI and
llir Torriblo Hun.
i .ii h,hiii1 i hi Mi l ",ur ;
Hill Mi UM' k "A Wall nf
nininv ' itiiiK mill ttiiiiiiltu
.f tin l"illilttiK of tin State
f, .in fiulli'st iiloiieor il.iys
,.f tlie 1 1 il war, Is tnlil,
uv M'" Mri'.iri-fV emller "Tlie
' rr.ime." wlili U dealt with
, ..r . .iiil'.it with tin- liiillun.
.-t..iW.il jM'fMiii.iBfH .ippfiir on
, ,.f V W.ill of Men." which
w i an accotini of the heroic
ii. Unlit of .lohu Urown; anil
..full m, lies .mil iloM'flptlons
it.iliv correct - the W.-ikarura
1 i. qii.uitrt'l'. raiil. the tn.ij'S'arro
.... .iti.l ..tint- itii-tikiits which
irrtbly In Kuns.is hl."lory
t tin'tii'irv of tiiinv Kan-air.
i- ; t
in.-r tolln of the l.ill.ts
Torror." t-nrlnir of 1 ST.tJ :
-t nu.irti'f of the year of 1.".C
.1 .rind anil atrocious1 reeon!
ii 1 .
Missouri Itlvir borders
tward Men tarred nnd
se t adrift on rafts in '
hoppeel In the face w Ith
- and left to perish in the fn ez
ild. mutli.iteM men tiuni; ciyinir into
...iiies, whoso wives became
i, s f "in the smlit of tliem, houses
,i w.t.i all cl,.thlnir and beildltur.
; .lelpli'ss women and naked
. a a ne on the cold. cK'sulnto
, ! the ile.'ol.ite midnight hour,
f r. -el to floe for the'ir llis .iml,
r r rnmise of protcc lion, cut down
r-.n t i cm? elei'ds nml thoo too
..n record, unbelievable' now
.Irmimac tVndtshncss, nro a
the history maldnp of tlloo
f -,ier I and txvor. l'"' l'"wcr
ns' win this criminal horde of prairie '
i in., of the most outstaiiilin ineiiknts
of t ie 'ale is th" raid of Quantrell and
Iiwr. m.c. which la .'till rem inhered
nad t 'ld to trombllni- Kansas children
ttr.d w' tch Mm. McC'art-r thus cot i
uiher.tic.iil from survivors. Sho
tins s mu.I description of the outlaw.
tan nis nami:
In the shadows or the Fame ,ui;iisi
nleht, In the Missouri woods, a guerrilla
hand of J'iu men was tintheri'd. Thei
nip) t wa hot, nnd In the woodland In
tensely dark, llttlo fire- sinudiTcs here
nnd theie about Iho ramp drove off the'
mosquitoes nnd dimly revealed the
faces and forms of men whom darkness
flattered more than daylight did. He-avy,
t ,h, reikle.-s men thev were, and ns
tsey kprnwled ah'.ut I'l the shadows (
er crourhed In the. faint Kloom thrro
ran about them n suiifestton of tho
.unfile, beast, minclid with fatal human
running. Their ilre.i wns of th fron
'!r type, with heavy boots oiilsld" of
eearso pantaloeins; their hats, Hung
a.r.uchily at their heads, were of soft
fe" with brims flared up defiantly in
ffont. or rolling above the car. They
vr decked with quill or plume, or
" iirrel s tall, or tnavb" some bit of
mwdry Jewelry, or whiskey or tobacco
"Rut the badge of this order was the
nershlrt which each man wore. This
rnint was made of durable stuff, cut
low In front, wllh a fillt on tlm bosom,
f niched with a rosette or bit of ruffling.
The- .lit with the four pockets ami some
times the tall was faced with a bright
fsnrlc. Tiles' shirts varied In color
(mm brightest red to elun nnd gray, and
tfce Ir." n-edlowork the daylight would
how on some of them told that some
wrmius hand had dono It. Their llro-a-m
were lleht but dangerous, mostly
ti i 'olt s navy revolver, and each man
r.t !", 300 wore two of them nt least,
ih! many had four or even sit. iln
eh not rairy weapons they cannot uso
'r""'ly. th" six gunned men were fero
rlr. i- creatures All of th Kiierrllta
land wre dead shots, nnd when a man
can lak a score eef lives In five minutes
n- in have, the ferocity that would
iSnme the Jungle tiger.
Ti leader of this company fat
fa' n? tho group gathered Irregularly
ati t him. He w-as a slender man,
nnr.nl and unshaven, hut beardless, and
r ler nit the rough marks of woods
IT- about hlra. In the. uncertain
iir. idpv light his face, was not easily
in ar.d the less light It had thfl butter
ler P.oman nose, jiale complexion,
evM,h hair, sensual lips, chut with
cru! )r.oiness, expressionless roun
t'car.n and inhuman eyes of uncertain,
aha, oiv uit. save when the tiger In him
atirrd then thoy wer green, toning
tr veilow. with heavy upper litis
1t-ipp,nK strangely over them like, a
("una, n that was dropped between hlm
i't and human mercy such was Will
iam i iarke Quantrell on this August
r e" .n his gnrrilla camp In tho Mis
ff ." woods But the namo can b set
en v n letirs of gore, for no other
vrt an citizen ever took no many
hnnun lives In wanton murder as this
e'i" 'a chieftain and outlaw monster
" 1 irissed the Kansas border fifty
T e men shout him wero the border
f'ir. i nder their captains, who had
e-'i i--re m council for the accom
f. fNi.e.-.t of a common purpose. That
P'Tios' their chief had stated months
lf re ,, tb Confederate leaders in
isrti.'.is should be Uld waste at
"i this purpose Virginia had no
fr. -rn jt wa3 ft Weatern ruffian's
Tie ravalrado of four hundred and
rf'c P'ierrlllas, with then brilliantly
'He i . vershlrts, their raklshly slouched
l-a ti e,r ntf matted hair tlylnB In
nd their brldlo reins In their
fling across tho saddle how,
"i' r limiiiy revolvers cocked, their
bf.ii. . m full fjalloi), swirled alone UHo
lf)ti,-iio of human halo and felt upon
i'i in its destroying power.
Tiei Iioj.a' eaiiui, wliero twenty-one
f'ir p.itnota Hli-pt, lay In tlm track
o? ' lone They woro the soldier's
' rii. hut ,ih yet they wero unarmed,
My r. i ur tents, tint ling lloatnl lazily
' nioi iiltig breeze, Thn Kucrrlllaa
riieu it,S CHm,, tirst nnd rodo it down,
t"in'line ths-hair wakened, teardlw
jr. Mrf i! H pr's "A Wnll
ilru ' Mt'H'rihi's Horrors
(iiiiititrcll Fin ills.
hoy.- tu their death or shoollm; them
without (. natter In tlm torrlhlo panic,
ntnlil tin- t-liiiuir of I'lirsi"" ami Monti
of linHets anil thunili rltiK crash of
horsoN'M feet, only llvu I'M-alieel.
"It woio n ilnrlnt; tit list to-il-iy who
XM'tilil print thai M-eim unci call It his
torical of the nineteenth century. So
lllie to I lui kit bat Ism of the ll' ieo olil
iiiuliil mill the tenlhle I tun w.im tlm
kIrIu that Aiibiim inornlnn caw In the
streets of Ijiwrcncc. Ihitrappeil In tin
luiriilm Iioiiso! was tlm father. I'.oalile
the craillc. wheto a hahy walled pill,
fully, w.ih an unconsclou mother. In
utile win ileath ley lire; oiitrl.lo, ile.ith
"I'lifcer jet lolleil (he lilooil leil waVi;
of tnui'iler iiIoiik the waven of (loom,
nnil higher lcaicil the Haines of liurn
ItiK ileMtriiction ami wlliler illil th lent
ltiK pack- mad now with Molcti whl.sl.c-y
lit oak fm tli for pliiiiiloi-. If hlMory
on our continent neciln ever in rurnlMi
to nu nrtlst'tt lirtifh Its mint atrocious
dream of cruelty. It most inhuman
I'amap of a Havaun lunt for pre its
tnii-nt prototype of hell lot It turn to
the Mnry of that August day nml pie
ttltf Lawtenco na she lay In-fine tlie
clew had left the fdiellerrd trasses. In
tlio Ntorli'M of tioi-11 and nower then, ih I
no fellow to It.
"And nil thn whllo ahout the city of
ilcath Quant! ell passed from spot to
."pot. ellrectlm; all, lncreaslni; nil, cloai
Iiik In the hcaMly huslncas. In nil thn
dress of thu guerrilla and with rxultn
tlon of a demon on his tace, he came to
the top of Mount urcad. l.ookinc- out
over the nlley whoso cxqulsllei he.iuty
cha Ileuses the Went for n companion
to It it ml clown upon the ro.irlni; hell
of nKony ami dumolltlon his hands wcru
controlllnc. lil hoay e.yi llds dioopliiK other retiuested that she "outline th- kind
over his yellow-Kicrn rye, he mado n cif cooperation which you think our chain
picture' the like of which Mount Orrad her In a city of r.n.uAO nilRlu kIvo to our
will seo not nnv more, , public schor.ls mxt r ir." Many letteis
"Ami so It was that on tills Aiieusi iccelvo.l since the publication of her book
.day tho supreme sacrifice for loalty to
a hIicf In human llbi'rty had been re-
eiuircil of a freedom Ioiiuk State In lis
elefi.icele!H hour. Tin- sacnlkial nltar
was the inilomltahle city by the Kaw.
"The beastly crew rushed off as they
had come, and slaughter and burntni;
halo fiiado tlm nillestones on their way.
Anfl I-awioncei roused up amid her
rums and put out her lire's. The
Hot iv Auirust sun heat down on wounded
and dvlm.-. I'lllase had taken sacred
keepsako nnd valualilo treasure. Tire
had laid waste home and otllco nnd
store. And of the uncoilineil dead for
that brief space of irwtrllla silzurn Law
rence mourned for a hundred and fifty
men and boys. Head forms lay In thi
desolate' places nnd tho mourners went
"""" " sirccu.
PLAYED A JOKE ON SWINBURNE,
tolleel "lliri-r lllln.l Mice."
TIiioubIi IMmond Uo'-s.'S "I'ortralts
,, fcuelchet," arc scattered Intimate
. . nf lllsl ,,.,,,,. ur,.rr.
of yesterday, such as this of Swinburne,
who. It will be ri'inemhe'rid. for all tho
great melody put lute his verse, had al
most no ear at all for music.
"A lady told Swinburne that she
would render on tho piano a very
ancient Florentine rltorncllo which had
Just been discovered. She then plajed
'Three Jllind Mice,' and Swinburne was
enchanted ! found that tt reflected
to perfection tho cruel benutv of tho
Medicis which, perhaps, it does"
Mr tinsse also gies an interesting
picture of WhittW In an account or
a v'isit he made in ISM when the poet
w.u visiting "fe-mules relations" at 0.1U
Knoll, near Darners, M.u-s. Mr. CJosso
had si'tno dlftlculty In reaching Mr.
Whittler. because' of th snow which
choked all the countryside, but finally:
"Our troubles we-re then over, for
Mr.. Whltthr himse lf appeared, with all
thnt report had ever told of gentto
sweetness nnd dignified, cordial cour
tesy, lit was then 7? years old. and,
although he spoke or nco nnd feeble.
nes, ho showed few signs of cither; he.
was, In fact, to lno eight ytars more.
I'crhaps because tin- inmii was low,
ho seemed surprlsinglv tall; he must
In fact, havo been a llttlo les,s than ii
foot high, Tho pooullailty of his face,
rested In th extraordinarily large- ami
luminous black eyes, si't In black eye.
brows nnd fringed with thick, hlack
eyelashes curiously curved Inward This
bar of vivid black nrro tho counte.
nanco was s-tartlingly contraMed with I
tho bushy snow white beard and hair, of-!
fering ii sort of contradiction which was
surprising and presently pleasing. Ho !
w.i rnrnfol lo keen nn mv rli?ht M,. I
noticed, being pie.sumably deaf in tho
right ear; even If this wero the case,
which lie concealed, his hearing con
tlnued to be markedly quick In a man
of his years."
PEOPLE WILL CALL HER MISTER.
Will Allen "DroniKOole Tells Horr
She fint lfrr 'nme.
Will Allen Uiomgoole, author nfThe
Island of Heautlful Things," has much
dllllculty trying to keep her Identity
clear, for, ns she confides, "people will
Insist upon thinking mo 'he,' yon
know. Anil It's all on account nf my
name, of course.
"You see William, a real man name,
was bestowed on me. There hail been
several girls In our family and It was
devoutly hoped that I should turn out
a boy, but 1 camo a girl. To relievo
somewhat father'a disappointment a
dtnr frh'nd of tho family suggested
that I receive a boy's name, And so
I was calle'd William Anno Dromgoole
William after Die dear friend's hus
band nnd Anno after thn dear friend
herself. 1 did not mind the name Will
lain so much in childhood days In fact
I rather liked It. for with a boy's name
to back mo up. pranks which were
perhaps 'unglrllsh' seemed to bo in
tho order of things. Jlnt that namo
Anne I did dislike,
"Ono day, comlnar from school- I wns
only u klddlo of 7 or so a beautiful
Kilt tigu bearing tho name Allen above
a shoo ' '' held mo spellbound. What
a ba.i.,i.. name Allen Is, 1 thought.
Then. 1 concluded, I'll havo that for
a name, too. 1 won't havo to change
my initials, and Just think how pretty
William Allen Dromgoole will sound!
So I boldly wrote my new namo in a
brand new prltnnr.
"Mother was not no pleased with the
name ns I had been when tihn hap
pened upon It In the book, and scolded
mo for my foolishness.. Hut icrretly
I vowed that tho namo Allen should
slay with mo. Not long lifter baptism
took place In otir church nnd without
a word to any one 1 bi'camo baptized
William Allen Dromgoole, und since
thai Hiiik th name hit's muck. It was
when 1 started writing; that t decided
to cut tho William to Will, though
popularly I am known aa 'Mlse Willie.' "
AUTHORS AND THEIR WORK.
Tlirmlot'i Pre-lrer tins often 1'i-rn in--cli.vnl
of M-elni,' only the dark flile of life.
hut when nuked whether he wero n pic
slnilst ho mild:
"That depend cm what y on nieiin liv i
i ppsltiiltii. Due thllit; li Mile I luxe lire
ijllM li.i it r H"m perfectly heiiutlfill to
illie" lie mlded Ui.it lie found tin) Hpec
i tin In of life so colonial Htid complex th.lt
lie contented himself with se.hn; It and
' repiodiielin? It In Ills honks ; that lie could
licit her KcncralUo nor Iddlosoplilzo nhoiil
l.nuls Jofppli Vance, th rnpld tire
iinelll, him temporal My fn.ikeii I'nu
IhIiiI, whelo lie hail heen hlhein.lllliC tills
wlntei, for I'lltlS, Whele he flllilK inoie
silli'hlno and eoimeiilnl iitmopliete Ills
1 lievt novel, which will lie imbhi'lnil In
I'eliru.iry, Is entitled '"riie l.iy of Ims."
whli h liiin that Mr. Vance Is tnoxliu;
'aloiii; the nlphuliet from Ills doiihle It
Mtiillon. The entire iiellon of the new
lioel takes plnro In New Yoik nilhlll a
pcllisl of twcle houis.
A S M Hutchinson, the clfled a dim,
of "(Mice Ahoald the l.UKlier," and Whore
new mnel, "Thu Happy Wnriloi." Is on
the Jmitl.it y lift of l.lttle, Hioivn A: i'o.,
was turn In India, us wrte, Thackeray.
KltillliS nnd l.Mi'li rhllpolls.
It w.iK at
cum O'li" thn niiililtlon of Mr.
to ii turn to India cither as mi nrniv
olllcor or as a medical doctor, hut ih
liny has ordered that he follow the ex
ample of Tlincketay nml KIplhiK mid
WhlPi l'.lsa Pcnlson was collecHnc th
uiatelhil for Iter recently published book.
"Ilelplnc School Chllilren." she teceiied
many letters from idinmbers of coniniene
all over I ho country askhiK for Informa
tion. "What have other business men's
oicanlzutlons done"" nske.l one
nnd an- i
le-veiil how reonle are awakenlnc to tin
li'alUeil posslhllltle s to the country thioilBh
the public schools.
(Ti.iunce'' .1 Hawkins, author of ' N'.'d
lln nster's Year In the 01k Woods," spent
lart summer In New nrunswlck trackliis
biarh for camera subjects. He broiiKht
back home to Huston with him n pair of
bear cubs. The pets, named Homier and
Itlitzeii, quickly teamed all kinds of anius
ItiK tiliks and beeaiiie quite nd'-pt as
'nursemaids, wlieehnc the perambulator
contiiinliiK the Hawkins baby Haby beais.
howevi'r. quickly outcrow th" lluilts of
city Minis, so Homier and lilltzeu have
con" lo the city of Huston's 1'r.iukliii
I '.irk zoo, where their iinttc-s il.tll annuo
There is a romantic reason nhv llaii'ld
Ma. e .rath Is fond of liho fomo. the
settln? of hi latest novel, "The I'lace of
Honej moons." A number of iiis airu
he was in Indianapolis vlsltlmr his pub
lishers and asked W C llobbs, piesnt, m
of th" Hobbs-Mcrrlll I'onipany. what he
i'onldered the llnest iot in liimpe Mr
llobbs named Lake i'.iiho hih! to til en
thuslasni lAcialined. "It's a regular place
of lion, vnioons."
"That s what I'm looking feu." .md It".
novelist "I'llI golllg lo Te IlialTle'd , 1'V
setoii nod I'm going abroad on mv wed
ding trlt. I'd like to spend sewral weeks
Ht til" IllieSt ldni" ein tlie loll llle 111 "
So he and his hi lib- sail, el to tin- "pl.o
'of honeymooiis," and n-vir visit Km ope
I without going to L.ikc I'otno. Also when
V. C llobbs was man icl a few months
ago ho took Ids bride to Lake Couio.
I In th "Inn of Tranquility." John fSaH
worthy's latest took, theiei Hie a number
of sketches fiotn luipri'sslons rwelved dur
j llic the author's iccetit travels In the
I flitted State.?. He as of the tlram!
I'anyoii' V framed and tlnal work of
'art. For there, b,lween twei high lines
i of plateau, level a the se.e, are- sunk
the wrought throne t of limnoital poii.
; coui-hant and forever leM ilng. in tl" ir
million mood e.f HkIh ami color, the
Master of M; ster "
In Knglaml thei has be'en a ul?."
competition for the hot articles about the
"Home I'tdverslty I.lhinrV its a whole or
on any on of the nfiy-sli volumes now
issued. Among the twentr-slt prize win
ners six olios (or t tt t i i Fllhjeet (lie volume
by Prof 1. I,. l'aNson of tlie t'nlversltv
of Wisconsin on il.e "Amerlran Civil
War." The author of to,,, of th- ihIzi
essas was a coal miner, years old.
J. Ilcnrv Ilaiper tells ho.v once when lie'
aMced JIark Twain, who w-.i- luuchlnc
with him. what he would h-iv,. to drink, j
the latter answered hv tnqulrhig th" time 1
"Twentv minutes to 1;." leplted the hot. '
"We ll," said the hirnorM. "if thnt Is the
ca I will taki eoffee," and letiMrkesl
that If h" drank It after the noun hour
u hepl nim uw.ihe lor two nik-iits
.! . " "u "" -riiK
111 etfect." said Twain. "It 1. of couie '
a hallucination whb'h Influences my mind.
b"t ,h" 'de.i or Idosvuerasy. or whatever i
vo" call It. vvorks out li deviilsli!
i"i "--" I'onifii-- oie ,i i Kn'in llisiy
disobey Its itgld ukase
u alhiirga, l.olv Paget, ivho.'e "52,'enes
and MentorleV' wan leeently publl.clied bv
the Serlhners, ts the widow of Rlr Augii"
tut Paret, who was Hrltlsh Atubafaailor
successively nt the courts of tSaxonv
Sweden. Norway, Deninirk, Portucal,
Home and Vienna Her father w.is Count
mil llohenthnl of tho old aristocracy of
Ivivnnv, and she sis of her childhood
"I passed the first veats nf mv llfo in
n ancient castle built bv Henry the
Fowler, Kmperor of Germany It dated
back to some lime In th" ninth eerituty;
hut I Hippo." It must have been a etrong
place even before that, as tho Romans
caueu it -nieneni, ivnicli me wends, on i
whose frontier It was built, rhtingeil later!"1 '""fT" the silence of tho wildernvs
tnto i'uechau ' was overcome, may be of pawlnaj In-
"The Kmperor lltnrv hud placed It ' tereit,
there to protect th'J llcli Hlfhopiio of. e..v ..,, , , ,,.,. .
Wurzen against the li.eurslnns of the r, il i. ho"p'r' '
h,ithcn. ivhom It -ins Ids policy to rush "?' aml " V bn entirely unjusti
more eastward. The part built by the , ljVf'r Hnco I started golntf up tn
Kmperor, and whtrh "1111 bears his name, those parts as a youngster I've been
Is almost untouched, and tHnds bej ond the 'tinder thn fascination that the wilder
nioat. Thn cnMle Heclf 3 great slid ness works em tho'-o who get to know
plcturesipie Irregular pile, romantic snd,anj if),ft i, all,i ,.. ..iun..M ,.,, A,i (
mysterious, with Inner curt and many!,". ,' ,,' , ,V wanted to
terraces on different levels ll iiround tt ! ,r '," K,x" ln mur an rx-
It stands on an eminence aifd looks nut presslnn to the feeling. 1 don't know
far over the land, over great ntk forests, whether Vvo succeeded, and If I have
rich pastures nnd winding rlverb to a ' I don't know whether many readers wlil
ranee of blue, ome volcanic hUl Pome . recognize and realize what I'm really
Kin(!l towns and many villages nv Ith i driving st Rut nnvtvnv r l.d th.
Klnwlng red roofs nnd shimmering church """m ..if ,i J , J .
spires gleam ln the dlslance, and towers 1 Pf"" i-ntlsfactloB of trMna: to recon.
built by the Hnmans. (loths or Marko- j "tnict thn peaceful serenity which na
manns command many of thn Important ture can Fheel on tho soul. And if my
Jut after he had finished 11m manu
script of "The Fortunes of the Land
ras," the late Vauzhaii Kester went to
England, where he m.olu his home for a
year In a historic old cuile near the
village of Broush. With his klndlv dis
position nnd winning ways Mr. Kester
soon became a great favorite In tho vil
lage, especially with the children.
Ono day tho word enme that King Ed
ward the Boventh would pass through tho
village on lit" way to Scotland, There
was thn customary rejoicing. The village
was decorated with flags and bunting and
there was dancing on the green. Crowds
of peoplo (Hied the streets, and the chil
dren us they pasaed along sang ln chorus:
"The King Is paaslng through Hrougli!
The King Is passing through Hrougli!"
When Mr. Kester made nil appearance
In tlm street and the children caught sight
of hlni they seemed to forgot that they
were preparing to welcome a King, and
Immediately turned their attention to the
author, and, folio wins' him abaut admir
ingly wheievor lie went, they shouted
"Mr. VniiBhan Is passing through Hrough I
Mr. Vaughan is raising through Broughl"
WASHBURN TO WRITE
OF LIFE WITH NOGI
.Milliouniro Wnr Corrosponffr-nt
Uns HrnMd Many IVHIs In
LOVES THK WTIiDKRN'KSS
Di-fond.-i J'linrnctprs Called
"Quppr" ly TrHic of His
Hook on Northwest.
The Holts ue're busy the other day
siRiilnti a contract with n man to write
a life' of Nk1 a man who went
Ihronnh the IiIk war In the 1'ar I'ast
n.i c.iblo Hi. in. wllh th" odds against
his ever comim out nllve; who faced
hardships and perils on tho Hlack Sea
not tlm least of which wiih to keep
his own native men from mutinying
survlcd lKittle'S and sickness nnd cap
t in o nnd imprisonment, and all not for
any rewind of fame or plory; for cable
me'ii iti'iiernlly lemaln shrouded under
a blanket of anonymity.
With theso connections, ones of the
most ii'markahle things nbout the case
of Stanley Washburn, the ex-war onr-
respondent who Is to furnish tho NopI
, bonk, ut least nio'-t rfmarkahlc from
, the worn New York viewpoint, has. to
i do with icrtaln conditions of earlier
tialnlnt; and environment, l'or here
one does not naturally think of multi
millionaires' sons voluntarily Koine out
to tei'k dancer nnd hardship; and this
yotniK cable man. son of Senator Wash- i
bum of Minnesota, wns roared with n
tirlvate car at his command, so to speak, I
Tin handlcai of the private enr, how
ever, didn't prevent his becomliiK n Rood '
war I'orrosiiondcnt and Kettlnt; Inside ,
Information tor a Ivook which tiromtsea ,
much illumination on an Important and
Interesting siibjee t ,
Stanley Washburn, a man In the early 1
thirties., alert, lense. a live wire radlatlns '
nervous e-neicy and eiitluisiasm, has In ,
the comtMr.itlvely few years of his open
i.neer successfully ciqied with the prob- )
ein of newspaper work In all Its cle-'
part men ts. w ar. mliilni;, hip hiislness,
null nails, the stee l industry, politics, au
thorship. ve. Withal, he Is so modest
and H'tirlnK Hint ho shiinks away from
all mention of hiiiiself. He likes to talk
about Noel howe er - that lilt; little
man. a marvi'llou-. combination of the
olil and the new. eef loudness and soft
ness, who could unillnchlngly send his
own sons forward into certain death and
then vte.it nwn to woi'p while he fed
sweeis to his favorite' horse. He likes
to talk alKiut the' war and live It over
again, and udinlts that he'd probably
have' been over In the Haitians before
thi" if he hadn't got married.
"The enable' end of the- war gartie is
no place for a mairlicl man." h said.
"A !i,'i pur cent, risk Is too big."
"Hut Isn't that a pretty big one
even for an unmarried man?" he was
asked "If tin risk Is as tdg ai that
win- do men sei'k such Jobs
I think tin. most of them ,-ion't re -
a'.lze. the actiiHl risk until they .tro
well n ii.' he answered. "And by that
time It's got hold of thein. They feel
that tiny are having some be-nefU em
the situation, and I think that Is wh.it
heeliLi them. For the cable men cer
tulnlv don't get enough pcr-unal glorv
for thnt iMii'ldcruiinn to weigh nt;.ilntit
the danger Involved."
As Mr Washburn didn't feel Jutl
fl'd In taking part In the war now on
In the Hilkani. he iws heen working
off some of his nervous energy In Hull
M "o.-ing. accompanying Hiram Johnson
over M.nm II.Oi'O miles of speechmak
Ing. "I like Johnson," ho commented. "I
liko his illrr-ctnefe.s, his simplicity."
It Is tho lovo of simplicity, by thn
way-- Hiough coming strangely from
suii a .source, as Intimated once he
fore tlwt Is the keynote of Mr. Wash
burn's "TralW, Tra inters and Temler-
z the actus risk until thev jm
feet In thm .New Kmplre of Western
, c.imo a." lust imhlisheel l,v tl. li.dt.
, II" hai been vitdting those wild regions
" nn" "n "'" " various capacities
"'"" flnco he was a youngster of II,
and finally decided It was worth while
writing a book about the people and
country lie had encountored un
there. He had moie than one reason
for doing so.
"I don't think I'm much of a writer."
' h said, "and 1 know the reading pub
lie has been .surfeited with 'roughlnt:
' If .itorles tho past few years. But I've
found two reasons for an excuse for
writing my unpretentious book. For
moro than fifteen years now I've been
enjoying a primitive, little bit of the
' world which l.s soon to be replaued; al
ready the wilds are .swiftly meltlns be-
fore the advance of the Grand Trunk
Pacini. Canada's new transcontinental
! railroad. So my little sketches of it
prospector nnd trapper friends scat-
tered through the wilderness out. ther
ever read what -I've written by the light
of their camp fires and If they approve
I'll know that I've accomplished what I
set out to do,"
Mr Washburn's book deals wllh many
picturesque characters, but ones who
spend their lives rather futllely, Judtr
iiiK from our viewpoint, expending
strength and years to no end, simply
to endure hardships, Hut this criti
cism, trom this viewpoint, he merely
smiles at tplerantly. It was but tht
criticism of ono who evidently couldn't
understand what ho was "driving nt,"
"An Kngllsh reviewer, when the book
first came out in Knglnnd," he said,
"found about that same fault and spok
rather iilishtlngly ulxiut certain 'qucar
friends of the author's. T wish hr might
know that those very friends, the Tears
brothers, lime since struck It rich and
are panning nut shout 1600 a day. It's
poetic justice. Not," he added, "that the
Tear boys wouldn't still bs Just the
same fine, hopeful, happy fellimn If they
Imilu't struck a tiling. '
"Many peoplo say that clothes mako
the man, but I am cert.iln that It docs
not apply to prospectors, for homo of
the best men 1 havo cer known lian
been In rans und tatters, clothes torn
and patched a scotei of times und fihoe
leather wo n to the thinness eif tlssu
paper. Hut they haio been real men,,
who never knew what It was to epilt,
complain or cheat a comrade.
"I havo always t-'reatly admired the.e '
two Tcuro hoys, and thotiuh their ways
havo heen rotifili and their Uvea far
from citlttirn and ndva utilises, yet I
would tinhesllntlncly Pick them ns tten
tlemen of nature nnd would Kindly In
troduce them In any soi'lely, ami he
proud to call thorn my friends. (
"NothtnK that the mountains had in
their category of hardships could daunt
them, nnd rain or nhlne, heat or frost
always found them with it happy smile I
nnd a cheerful wont. What they ha I
been IhrutlKh the few yeara before Iliad
met them would have killed nine out of
ten, even of their own kind.
"Jn older to fict water on their claim
for the washing of tho (travel they had
to carry a Hume above- the I'raser lllver.
from a stmim that nunc In from the
other side. To do tills they jaikeil In
a cable on horses ami Klrunf" it across
the river, und o.i this they hum,- their
Hume; hut in orde r to md the water
onto their claim they had to elo more,
for a hill Intervened. Hut this did not
disturb them. With drills and dynamite I
thev drove it tunnel tbrmtel, ft, ,-i.l.,..
for ou feet. The first day that the
Kater came on to their bthvcI they
cleaned tin J7f,0 In colli dimt The n!i
day it petered out, Their labor was
lost, nnd when they canm in that fall
they hail nothing but their outfit. An
other winter of hard wink, und they
were prepared to put In a solid year of
fruitless efforts in the country' a Inns
thn TelcRraph Trail.
"The next summer they prospected
in llle I'enre lllvcr country, for at that .
time It seemed assured that tlm new :
Orand Trunk P.iclllc Knilroad would
come that way. They got In too late, ,
however, and lost nearly everything
t'.iey had and came out only when th
snotv and luck of food had elilven them
to II. The last nlncty-elght miles they
made in December through ten inches
of snow, with eighty pound pack,; on
their backs and with the temperature
40 degrees below zi-ro, they did this
stretch in forty-eight hours, a record I .
have never heard of being equalled. j
"Mill was the older and Mort was
the younger m I they had worked to.
cether ever since their chitdhood and
never In my llfo havo I seen two men'
work In such perfect unity. Whichever
spok first was the leader In the sus-1
gestlon and tho ot.ier followed Im
plicitly. If Hill got out of the ennoe
llrst ho toils command for the moment,
but If chance brought Mort nslnuo first
then It wa. he who picked the camp.
"These two chaps am known from
Kilmonlon to Vancouver and along the
route one speaks of the 'lVaro boys
a kind of wild game in the country.
You meet a man on tin trull perhaps
and lie will ay, A Tearo lwy passed
hero yeide-rday, lilklng to beat hell,'
Just the same as though ho would say,
I saw a big old -rlzzly on the moun
"And what these fellows'can sland Is
credence. To sleen out to the
1 r.iln tilirhl feee l,.l,.
, ih.m u thoonbt tr ., . ! ,
.1.- i .. .. .
.... me- iiii-if nicy woiini jump into lb i
lc cold water up to their waists nnd 1
dra? the Joal along with rope's, sing-'
!nc and shouting at the top of their i
lunfts. If the grub pile looked low '
one of them would pick up a gun and'
go out to see If he could get a bu0 of
fresh ment. lie might bo gone a dav
or even a week and when 'ho would
come In at the end of his trip ho would
drop elown Just as casual as though he
had only been to tho river for a pail of
water, with an easy 'Let's have a bite
to eat; I ain't et for two day.'"
TALKS OF "MY LITTLE SISTER."
Atathnr Smy Starr of London White
Matei Trne to l,ir.
r.iii.iocm nonius, whose vlvidlv start.
llng "My l.lttle Sister,"
has been aroim-
art hai.es ami Esiiinnios..
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I tun eMrnoidlnary comment lliioiiah Its
! condensed version Just
iice'lunr' Maimiiiir, is
woman, thoiwn sm na.i ovu
land tor the last twenty years or inoic
She has I n tu New .otl. for a few
elavs, bi'foro golllg to her old Ki'lituokv
homes for a visit, nml when sho wns
sei'ii ut the Colony liuh she was per
suaded to say a tew words about "My
. . , i.
Miss tloblns is n soft voiceu. quid
mannered woman, or such gentle up
peaiiinco that it N haul to reconcile
her with Investigating und geitlng nt
tit'M hand the tacts and material that
oiiike this book so iipiiallingly convinc
ing. Hut underneath that gi'iitl" .- i
term- evidently lie depths of determina
tion and en, rgy. for il develops that her
time is well taken up with serving on
this committee or that. In aclivltli .
btought about by her devotion to the'
suffrage c-iiu-e and other public movements-
so that her time for wilting is
sariiv ctowded upon. Y.'l, withal, she
confesses that ln-r giealrst pleasure Is
found when she is hidden away lu her
I'ountry hoiiu taking i-are ol the' flower
guidons that an her Joy and delight.
"Mv Little Sister" is a woik of such
real ait that one hesitates to "peak of
it as a "problem novel." Yet this Is
what it ui!! Is. an i'po-ition of u
phase of white' slave truffle ill London -the
storv of ;t gltl who dl-appiate'd and
who was never heard of again.
"Is It true," Miss Hnhlns was asked,
"that girls can disappear that wnv'.'"
"Is It 11 Je'.'" she 1'i peateil. "Fifty- j
three of them can disappear in one year
and never 1. hei.id of again, be swal-'l
low i'd up. That I" a report given mcj
bv I he police
"The story 1 have. told III 'My l.lttle
Sister nnd the Cray Hawk of the World' i
Is based on one that 1 hearel eight years
ago. Kver since It has lain in my con- ,
i sclousness. out when I stattcu io write
in I wanted
to bo sure that the condi- i
lions I pott rayed tallied with tlie tai t.s
to-day: so 1 imule n cnreful Imtitli'v to
make sure. What I learned was start
ling "So I wrote the book. 1 didn't know
whether it would llnd a publisher or
not willing to assume responsibility for
It. for measuies against this evil have
not met with popularity In Knglatid, ns
the pioiuulgators of certain laws In
Parliament can testify. Hut I was di
tet mined to publish the book at m.v own
expense should t not tltid a publisher,
for 1 thought the story should be writ
ten. HI course I would not have es
snved tho same tn America prouahiv
not bring siitllclently conversant with
American conditions to-day. Hut I
did know how things were In 1. union
In every Kurnpean cnpltal. and how
elltllc'ilt It Is to move against them."
And Hint H how "My l.lttle Slstei'"
came to be written -a book which, b -
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"SECRET OF LONESOME COVE."
Trimi-el; on HiiuIUIi t final fin Which
. Hopkins iliiins Until Ills stnrjr.
An inter, st Inrf sto'y lh-s behind "The
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--.iiing in a village mi the south coast
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dred f.i't in height, ami near tho brink
runs a path. A party of cvcllsts were
trai i lllng t' is p.iili and had stopped trtr
lu ii hem when one of them, looklna
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Heiiig ne'iir tlm pot where this
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lu It. lie Immediately saw the chance
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