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THE SUN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1914.
NEWS OF PUBLISHERS, AUTHORS FROM THE BOOK WORLD
B. 1 1. TICKNOR, LAST OF
FAMOUS PUBLISHING FIRM
Death of Boston Publisher Recalls Days When Firm
of Ticknor & Fields Led All Others.
Longfellow, Holmes. Whittier. Hawthorne, Lowell,
Thoreau Among Those on Their Lists.
Paid English Royalties Before International Copyright
Mr. Ticknor's Later Activities.
Till; ill MM 11 few eniyi) iiro or Hen
minln 1I"H Ticknor removed the
l.int nf thnso wlin kit hi the pub
. c world half it century iiro. When
T K-. r entered Ills fiither's) Itrm In lSi',2
the house of Tlckimr Sc Fields kIoimI nt
the l' "I f American puhllshttiK I'linccrns,
j.tni'ei located In lloston, which wns
t),en t'l.s ooiintn'n literary centre. U In
liife-ttiii; to tecnll some of the hIkiiIII
,.iih ,1. (titles of tin- old firm of Tick
jnr At r'dds ami wmc of the Interim
ticr.il famous names on Its. lint.
Pi William 1). TliUnor nml John
i mied n partnership nml purchased
l',r 1 i P. melius ptihllshlnK buslniss then
Must mlnclcd by Messrs. Gnrter, llendee
4 i'". in the historic building known Inter
n- tin Old ("ornor Ihuikstnrc." Mr. Tick
i. r win at thin time hut 2- yearn of Rite.
'Pic ,i ttiorahlp uiih formcil umler the
in' . f .Mien & Tltknor. which In the
i Ticknor Imprint ever Issued.
.Mr Mien illil not care to continue Ion
t',i.i. . anil In 1S33 Mr. Ticknor was the
, 1,. owner of thu business ; ami from then
tint i 111 tlie naiiio of William U. Tick
r r sb oil alone at the foot of tho house'ie
till paKA nnil It ivnii his Judgment nlone
winch chnse the hooks tlicso tltlo paitr
Introduced. It wns ilurlnK this epoch that
Lutitfiilntv, Lowell, Tennyson, among thu
t'0 ts, nml many eminent men tunoiiR
scientists and seholnra were presented to
the American public. The early cata
locues present anionic the earliest publl
t.ulnns Mrs. Norton'n poems. "The Con
fusions of An Opium Kater," the first
volume nf Whittier nml the poems of
Harrv Cornwnll and Itobert Urownlnc It
wns Mr. Ticknor's Judgment which made
Known to the American public De Qulncey,
Tennyson. Charles Ileudo nnd other emi
nent ntiKllsh names, and It was his
decision which In 1S57 transferred to his
house from tho dlsluteirratlnir establish
ment of Messrs. Phillips, .Sampson A Co,
" tho .tflantlo Monthly.
in 1S45 Mr. Ticknor took Into partner
r .p James T. Fields, who had been In his
employ for several years, and at this time
John Hied Joined tho Arm for a brief
pvrlod, the tltlo being then Ticknor. Hoed
Fields, and subsequently Ticknor it
Fle il. From this tlmo the "Old Corner
llookstore" became the resort of the lit
erary men from nil parts of the world and
fiere were welcomed Dickens. Thackeray
.mil many other of tho Old World celebri
ties. Mr. Ticknor early won the frratttude
of tho KiikIIsIi authors, for ho not only
discerned their worth but he also tendered
Just pament for the use of their works.
It was to his Initiation undoubtedly that
the first unmllclted payments from
Unerlrnn publishers for copyrlffht to for-
urn authors and the first riKul.tr pur
i h.ises of "advance sheets" were due. This
' ii' tlcu. always maintained by his house,
ie bciran In ISt-' with a check to Alfred
If one clatters Kick at the list of this
i "h:n.r house e.uly In tho 'SOs he may
id there the names of Longfellow,
Holme-, Whittier, K. P. Whipple. Grace
eenuood, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lowell,
Hora Mann. John O. Saxe. Mrs. Jarov
"n. Jull.i Ward Howe, llnyaril Taylor.
Mar-. Itnssell Mltford. Mayne Held.
iiwu- .w inorenu, lA-imi ziuni, .
Wonlswofth. Charles Sumner. Klncsley. '
Ul.arles Heade, l. gulncuy
others of that notable era.
ISenJamln Holt Ticknor entered his
father's publishing house In July, 152, but
in Septimber of that year lie enlisted In
the Torty-flfth Massachusetts Iteftlment
and remained ln tho service until 1S61,
GOSSIP OF AUTHORS
AND THEIR WORK
"Haremllk." Mrs. Kenneth-Ilroxn's notable
etory of Turkish life, published a (en- years
co by Hourhton Mifflin Co, which has al
ready bten translated Into French, Swedish,
Danish, Herman and Italian, Is now belnc
translated Into Iutch.
T Everett Ilarre cave a tea last Monday
at his studio, SO Washington rio.uara Kut,
fur Mr. and Mrs. Iltflnald Wright Kauff
mm, who recently returned to this country.
Those who attended Included Mrs. I'hlllp
J.ewljohn, Mrs. Wllxm Woodrnw, Mrs. Hugo
Itclslnger, Mrs. Edwin Markham, Miss Allc.
Ntllcon, Mr. and Mrs. Uenlamln 11. Iltmp.
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Ilyan Walker. Mr. and ,
llr.. Carl Oantwort. MUs Nora Donar, Mrs.
lljic nth fmlth. Mrs. Jeanne R. -iVst.r. Mr.
and Mrs. William Griffith, Mrs. Itaymond
l)u I'uy, John Luther Iong. Norman Hoyer,
'urt Hugo Kelslnger, Georg Sylvester
Vtvn k, Aleiand.r Harvey, I on or d DsJton
AbbiM, Alma Thelma, Alfred Hau and Wit
ter llynner. Alma Thslina played ths piano,
Mr. bnd Mrs. Gantvoort sang, whtls Miss
t ,i.ir rei Ited n.w poems by Alfred Noyea
Mrs. lllanche Bbo.maksr Wagstaft.
apt, It. H. Otler-Ilnrry and Mr. Perry-
A juch of thn Chinese postal service have
r' -"tiy travelled Independently through the
In"- of Mongolia. They have now collah
" 1 ' I In a book "With the Itusslans In
Minuolla," which the John iJino Company
1 g ling ready for publication.
" a. Mry Hoberu Itlnehart, th verss
"rlter wliom new book "The After
II " It announced hy Houghton Mifflin
'njiny fur piiblliatlou to-day has re
' ! from a series attack of diphtheria
h ban confined her to her home for
u 4SS oust.
11 -en Norrls has Just releaird the
fr ' of her new novel "Th. Treasure."
' 1 'hi publlnhers hope to hrlnif out
I i bruary t. "The Treasure." Is said
10 r 'let a certain side of horn, life with a
01 -i'!fy!ng vividness and completeness.
an Street, accompanied by Wallace
.' ,n. th" Illustrator, started a trans-
1e111.1l trlpj this week, to bo gone ten
' The results of their observations
1 iritrelons will appear first serially In
r a Weekly," and later In book form,
I ,'! by the Century Company,
.". . .... .1 u..i. ..Islons nf hla tilp tlirouRh the neninsulu. 1
, , ,r iMn.ond L p ,1 gnac ,
particular tlOOK 1
la responsible for this latest honor to
1 lh author Is "The Crock of Gold," a
uiy phllosnphlc novel.
1 .ttuiitheatlun of Clara Ioulse Hum
1 novsl "The Hlght I'rlnc.ss," publlsjhed
' years ago by Houghton Mifflin Com-
y Is being given In Western cities with
es. Itobert Dempster plays ths leading
'.'! Foster Hartmiin. author of the Just
t .iilshed mystery story "The White Hap
t' I't," was born In Fort Wayne, I ud., In
' S and was graduated from Wesleyan
1 nfveitlty In ltOI. Hlnco that tl ill- h has
'na Is his home In New York city, engaged
'' Jounmllsllc work. In 13IM he removed
'mm the sinff nf ths Atiociated Ausitay itauii.
tint to enter lbs employ of Harper it tiros.
lore lbos lis has been a memb.r of the
lu.icrial .tan of larptr'i MagailHt. "The
White Sapphlrs" Is Mr. Hurtman'a first vsn
'nr. In the rsaliii of fiction.
And still the humorous continues to hap
P'li sruiind Itablndranalh Tagore, the winner
the Nobel prise for llteraturo In 1B13.
ne of the most recent umuslns; Incidents
'" found In an order received at it New York
1 book store, "I'leas. send me a copy,"
'! the communication In question, "of
i book by llablndrsnath Tugore which
' ew tho nobis prize,"
d aaa In tl same mall tala game
I & ? !
The lite qeninmln Holt Ticknor.
when ho was summoned home by the eud-'
Month .h v"V.r 1!Vm,l, K0,le
, V?",14 tri1' wUh Niithanlel Hawthorne.
,,V h. vH"3',v"V1,i Tk'k"l,r l'hari:e
Co which wr Htie r L X !, ,0'"t;",1 'v
Co., wnich was later riHircanlied as James
It. Oscood C... ,.n,l 11 u iu.. ..." ... "
ceeiled In 18S5 by that of Ticknor & Co.
Durlnir this quarter of a century follow Intr
the war the successors to Ticknor & Fields
added to their lltts of distinguished writers
the names of W. II. I lo wells, Mark Twain.
Henry James. Joel Chandler Harris.
Georije W. Cable, Kdward Ucliamy, Lew
Wallace, 11 C. .stivlman. Frances Hodo,. !
Utimett. i:ilzalu.th Stuart Phelps. Kllen 1
Olney Kirk. lMwIn l.asseter Hynncr. Hu- i
Keno i-'ieiii, Jane U. Austin, Hoso Terry'"" '"t"
Cooke. Nornh Periy. Clara Uiulse llurn-1 l"B bu,lk" ,lml an llrvl,'ace- ,
ham, lllanche Jloward nnd manv others ,.f
note. During this inrlo-l Otir l'oniiu Folk ''iirs of Desire,' takes place In this hut.
and f.'irrv SnturtUiy flourished In the p.- Ill'rc' a"cr Ju" bffu" b a dlp ho
rlodlcal world, and many standard refer- -Moor stream, most of Uie chapters of Tho
enco works wero produced. Includlnr ! wal to 1,lvo took ,ll'",) viavf of a
"IShjIo s Index" and the "While Mountain 'louhlo row of great granlto tors. Hut my
nnd New Fnirland Guide Hooks." Thu stay ended In BUddcn tllKht. for the owls
hellotype process was iiIbd Introduced Into llia,1 th "untmer nlKhta too eerie at last,
this country by this firm. Mr. Ticknor 'rho bo,ok, was D"11 at Ule mout,n of'ho
was actively lnterosled In the preparation ' Ko,wlthln slBht of the sea at a P ace for
of the "Memorial History of Hoston." ! l"ety. ,,ls aiV of. ,nU? 1 ,f. l1"., .1'
which remains a monumental accomplish- L '' ,llft "ovc,1 ,,aa,!d ,on 1,18 u'f of a,lU"'
ment, mid In tho line of fiction he tnstl-l1'10 French pioneer of cooperative produc
tuted the Ticknor paper serhs. In order to ll0"-, ,. , . ,
put forth the bet fiction nt reduced prices. Mln Wlllcocks Is a feminist who be
Tho "Hound Hobln Series." which ntmlnert ves that woman s place Is side by aldo
Kieui I'opuiamy in in worm oi up to niie
fiction, was nlso (u.h.vlaily supervised by
or. 1 iii.iiui. iu in,, uiuiiciieii iiiu.inier-
truii Architect Th death of her mother, however, which
After the final consolidation with lloURh- occurred whll "The Will to Mm" was
ton Ml nil 11 tc Co, Mr. Ticknor Iwame so- t-'olni; throuith thu pr.vs, mcessltated n
elated with tho hitter house, remalnlm; lemuval to Umdon, which in.ide tho real
there until his retirement on account of lzatlon of that hop tmrKisslblc.
HI health some client years iigo. In conmctlon with her public Interests
(Miss Wlllcocks remarked: "My municipal
- 1 wuik once had the effect of arousliiK a far
. ,,. . . . ., i western American township. Shortly utter
dispenser of llteratur. received th. follow. , pui.Hcjitlon in tho I'nIU'd States of
lug: "Kindly send me a copy at one. ofl.Tho wnBH Victory' 1 received fiom 11
Tacore Itblndranath.' tiromlnent eltli. n nf that town an urgent
Dr. Woods Hutchinson, aulhor of "A j appeal to be told whether there was aclu
Handbook of Health." "Common Dlneasei," 'ally u case on iccord where a town had
Ac, has four busy months before him. Dr. j been iHilsoned by the lead pipes used In
Hutyilnson Is on a lecturs tour ln ths South Iconveylnif Its water supply. It did not
and West and his witty style of presenting take me lone to assure my Inquirer that 1
scientific subjects iiiukfi hla talks Justly 1 knew of on KnKllsh town that was even
popular. I now belnK so poisoned, and further to as-
Somewhat like ths amutlne ml.uk. )n sure him that senerally speaking not only
asking for a recent publication, "Joe, the
Hook Farmer." for which the order read,
"Joe, ths Hoot Funcler," Is on. which whs
caused by a similarity In sound. A letter
received from an Eastern cu.tomer by th.
Harpers regarding one of their rets of books
!n tliusi "lour number tmnz coverlnc
began thusi "Your number O66M15 covering
palls of th. front gear at J13.00 I. received."
What the mar. who dictated th. letter . Id
aai "Tales of the Frontier,
Unit the stenographer who wrol It una 1
ininainsr more or a pr"pctive automonu.
.I1ha.? ?1 th'. ".""J ,n "T,l,,' ! 1'arU and th now things of the studios."
Frontier" the only front rears are those on j
the broncos nnd saddlo horses In "Th.
Hr.uaw Man." "Santa Fe's Partner." "Th, j NEW ENGLISH ROMANC1ST
in"th'.et.f th n"'rt" ,h' th'r bo1" INTRODUCED WITH NOVEL
In New M.slco th. Lsglslatur has I Arthur V. Wallis, whose romance of
creat.d fifty-three "flaif das," on which the roKuery, "Idonia," has Just been pub
flags on all tin schoolhourca ar. raised and j Unhid hy Utile, Ilniwn & Co., Is n n'l
th. reai.ua for so doing etplalurd to th. tlVi) of Dlrmlngham nnd a ;nuluate of
rhlldren. Ono "flag day" Is the birthday of Its famous high school, which has turned
Louisa M. Alcott, whose "Little Women" Is 1 out eo ninny notable men. An a ynutn
known wherever English written book. nr. 1 Knltnh llteraturo wns his fnvorlte study
read. Home other uuthors honored by Naw
Mexico with an official "flat; day" ars
Hhakenpeare, Tennyson, Hums, Longfellow,
Whittier, Lowell and llryant.
An Interesting evidence of th growing
community of Intellectual Interestr through
out the world Is sfen In nn order Just re- Into a Ihrntre nnd produce the plays
reived by Houghton Mlftlln Company, pub- which they themselves wrote, costumel,
Ushers of "The Personal Itecollectlons of mounted and pirsented, Hi that Arthur
Vincent Van Gogh," by his sister, translated had plenty of opportunity to exercise his
by Miss Katharine H. Dreler, for a consign- Illumination,
ment of ths.1 book tn he "hipped to a book Mnsoli Collese, the present University
store In Toklo. Japan. f Hirin'nithnm. isavn younif Wallis latn.-
Inntead of I.. 0. Page Co., used slnie ' traluliiK 111 both oiiKlneerlnir and his ear
Jt3", tho Arm name will be tho p.igo Coin- I llrst love, Kngllsli. A cuilplo of years
pany. The nrtlcers and dlreitors of the new ' In an accountant's office wns n correc
Massunhusetta corporation remain as before, tlvc to hla poetical (IrramlliKS, thnilKh
William Dean Hmvells, who has recorded ho carried off a prize for nn npprecla
In "Familiar Spanish Travels" his linnr.a. I''n f Matthew Arnold. Seven yeais
,,ow ul,lu "'buked hi. scepticism I
" l"",ur' of a "" In
-.... ...r ....11.1, frn niieri
ion uriHiiMii ufiritian uuiiiung nail fallen
Into piiynlm hands, the lamp kept burning,
On. day as the CM rode by hi. horse knelt
down ana would not Inidc. till a man dug
through the mo.quo wall and disclosed the
lamp, wn.n Mr. Howells .ipreasnl hla
doubt of the man's knowing how thn horse
ni.ant them to dig, th. guide Hriruedi "If
you "can believe the rest I think you ran
Kllen Glasgow, author of "Vlrglnls," will
lecture la N.w York on February 17, The
subject of Miss Glasgow's iiJ.Iit.ib, which
will be delivered before tho League for
PollUcai iCduentlnii, will he "The Three
Agi'l nf the Knullih Novel."
Zane Grey, author of the recently pub
lished novel "Prs.rt Gold," Is Just
recovering from mi attack of illphthei la.
He came to New York after many months
spent In the desert of the Noillhweait,
following a previous expedition Into the
Jungle In Yucatan, through both of width
experiences he iuia unscathed. Hut the
city and his work on his new novel,
which Harper Hrothers are In publish j
arly this year, were too much for the
author of "Itlders of tho Purple Huge" uud I
"The Heritage of the Desert," who had
lived and thrived on tho life of hardship,
and exposure tn fever and luttlesuakea.
As imb as be Is able Mr, Grey will start I
for the open country nnd ths sctns of his
Ths Htithnr of "Hume," wlioe annnMnlty
l curefully presrveil by lbs Century Cn
recently wrote to the iMibtMiem?
"The tills 'llnme' iluen nut reter to Ued
Hill alone. The connl with his Miil
chant a nf bom'; t.lelier reniemb'rltiit ths
wall isier, the brekfli frnces and the
frlemtly npiile trtfn of home, nml, eulni(,
'Homo U the unrlior of a man's snul'!
Kemp's thmiKhts nf his shack an Ills nl.d
l.lltle l.'r.fki llntl.ky Willi his 'ivlipti s mini
litis seen the whole world he tmiMt to home
or ille'i the llarliadlan who would not sell
his hotme because not every man kills the
thing he loes beat nnd lis has remembered
that 'memories travel only besten paths'
all these, aalds from Itrd Hill, point to one
name for the bonk. Nobody but an !!
will ever read Into 'Home' all that 1 hae
tried to put there."
tJnubleday, Pass A Co. hold an annual
ptlte contest for public school gardens
show-lnt: the greatest Improvement during
the year. The wide Interest taken by child
tunlenrrs In the cotnpetltbm Is shown by
RinKniphlcal distribution of the prices,
which hao Just been announced, The first
prli went to Portland. Ore. I the second to
Providence, II. I., and the third to New
CORNISH ORIGINALS REVEALED
BY ENGLISH WOMAN WRITER
ISS M. P. W1L1.COCKS, the Hun-
sh writer. In tho Hook News
Juiifili; tells how she came to
write her now novel, "The Will to Live":
"Tho whole Idea of tho plot came to me
Ioiir nt,'o when 1 shook hands In the par
don of CambridKf Observatory with the
nKcd John Couch Adams, tho futnoiu
lCnitllsh astronomer, who, with Leverrler,
discovered tho planet Neptune. Limit nf
lei waul, three years In fact, 1 vlslttd the
Cornish farm where Couch Adams passvd
his bo hood, and there and then by thu
old Ktnnlte cross on the moor conceived
the Idea of a younK scientist's struKKlo
to know ns the centre of a novel. Tint
was the origin of The Will to Live.' "
Tho orlKlual of the Uotterllls' farm In
the mnel In thun this Cornish one?" Miss
Wlllcocks was asked.
"Yih li is tho actual blrthldace of
1 John Coi.'h Adams on that wild moor
between the two seas that I had In mind,"
Miss Wlllcocks replied. "Tho characters
and Incidents of tho Hot tor 111 huusehvld.
moreover, arc taken from my own fore-
1 . n1.l.. UniHi.uiin uhn ! ml'
"Wl"t '"'t I'Hiaulte. the hill town of
"Oh. that Is the quaint old Cornish town
clal affinity for Cornwall, for my mother's
....,.,.. i,.i ,-ni e,nilv
People como o. aii unciciii wen u u ,
of Prfdeaux, nforctlmo Iirds of Luxulllan
near Kowey, tho 'Troy Town' of Qulller
Conch's famous romance."
"Where did you wrlto 'The Will to
Live,' at our home In Kxeter, Kng-
It was mainly composed dur-
lnB a. nvXf. """. ln
r,",mc1 .a T;"1 vuley , rt"."
moor- Tno hu,1 ""f lf' on.?, ? ,?lgtx, hut
"One of the episodes In my former ihkjk.
nt no tlmo to bclim- tho llrst womiui
.,, v .,. w...... .,. .. u. a....
I worn tho characters In my story drawn
from lift but tho plots were based on
Miss Wlllcocks btKan life as a student
and lecturer on history nnd literature.
With tho publication of "The Windless
Vlninrv" h,i ntiirt.-il her can-re ns n tinv-
.. n,, ,..,,,,. i An.rfn.,i
mK.,zri, niInn jugt (Mr wlth nn article
,, ...j,,,,. Ne. nr0lu4 of V(si.lm.
iiresslonlsm. ln the Forum for April.
You see," she said, "I both speak nnd
... -a.i ..... i.Ia,. nt n i,..im,,. i
i nnd he won a prize for his work nn that
Thfrn were six boys In the Wallis fam
I lly, three of tin: ni older than Arthur, and
tho prlnclpnl recreation of this sextet
. was to convert the "back drawlni; nmu"
huslncss partnership with bit
father and all older brother followed.
iliirlnij which his lllc.an-output ai..ou11t..d
m o,,,,, ..vuittT- ,1 iumi iiiiiio.
to nWKnzlnes and the dally press, and
Inter mummer to 11 firm of publishers.
l'3 nmoitioii, nnwever, as ulw'ay, is
authnrnhlp. and he Ins now ceased eu
criticise tho writings of others mid Is
devoting himself to his chosen wot It
"Idonia" Is his llrst published novel, but
no is nircaay at worn on another,
YESTERDAY AND TO-DAY.
ny ..Lieu ri:i,icn. euu:v.
J met you yeMerduy, and (or un hnur
Palth, hope and ioy seemed sure;
So sure ihey seemed, (heir memory holds power
For every hcaruche'is cure.
Just now we came ugain the selfsame way.
To rind the ioy all lied,
And lliu f'ood promise ol thu earlier day
Two strangers, alien eyed, we sirive in vain
With words we cannot say;
For leagues and centuries huve rent in twain
Yesterday and to-day.
I'lnni the I'cbru.iry Cintum,
A People's Man
By E. Phillips Oppenheim
"Another of Mr. Oppt-nhoimV clever and HbnorbinR storle of Intornatlotiftl
IntriRUP." Hoffon Ttanfcnrt, "Onu of the strongest nnd most Interesting
stories Its author has written nnd will probably have a much wider appeal than
any of his previous novels." Sew York Times.
Fully llluftratcil. Clulh, $1.30 nr; hy mail, $1.41.
A Romance of Old London
By Arthur F. Wallis
Third Printing of a tale of love nnd roguery of which the Xtw York Times
" 'Idonia' hns freshness nnd originality in plot, incidents nnd telling. He
ics life in Elizabethan London with n reality that few writers of romance
Illutlmled by Charles E. lirock. $1.30 net: by mail, $1.41.
From the Angle of Seventeen
By Eden Phillpotls
"There have bwn few more ingenious and sympathetic pictures of the mind
of youth."- fronJUyu Eayh. Cloth, il.'M ml, bj mail, $l.i)l. Second Printing.
LITTLE, BROWN &
ALL KINDS OF LETTERS
MILK It Is not an uncommon thins
for an author to receive .1 wi
manv lellers from enthusiastic
readers of his or her books, frankly com
plimentary letters, the lettois received by
Corra Harris since the publication of her
new novel mark a hlRh water mark both
In quantity nnd variety, and It has re
malned Mr "In Search of n Husband" to
be taken literally by many men re.ulirs.
In the senic that they offered their hand
In marriage to the nuthor.
llesldes the letteis ufferluK marrl.iRe there
havo been several usklm: advice In affairs
of the heart, one sucKestlnc that the au
thor take up homcstindlwj In Montana
and become it neighbor of this particular
correspondent, and any number niirlnK
her that she was the firM and only pe-son
who really "understood." The autoKraph
applicants nto leelon of course. Tim ones
that perhaps show more real pathos than
any are those who beg the successful au
thor to put their faltering footsteps on
the ladder to literary arrival.
One letter from 11 youmr minister Mr
Harris ndmlts rather puizles her. Is It
a proposal? The centlemun enclosed his
photograph nnd he Is as handsome as the
mott fastidious could require.
In part the letter reads:
"Ono thln especially 'In Search of a
Husband' has done for me : The story has
called to my attention the fact that for
the last ten years or more 1 hive been
searching for a wife, though my story has
never been put on paper.
"I'erhaps you can offer some sucses-
tlon. with an my esperi
,, .m.ii.,. i.n.i nil m thnirlia
"c"-,.n" , J ?lu.',' ",,.11
knmv what love l-
Or,e of the mil pathet .'.let.er, t
from a worn in-sh..wH the yearn n to
write cramped by lark of oppr.nun'ly and
lack of money. It Is In part:
"To be unite frank with oii, I th.nk
I am mfforliiB of the Huccrsvillw malady."
not the dally anticipation of a suitor,
Uiotuth I am 30 years old and not a man
on my horizon, hut tin- KttawinK Irrlt-itlni;
iloMre for a literary caicir I'enplu siy
1 havo nn unusual nrltflnallty and Indi
viduality, and why ln tho mischief can't
I make it of siine material value? I
have attempted writing short stories and
I'vo sense enough to write of onl) thu
things I know plain, ordinary, every-
day thlniw. hut i-oinclww I cant tn.iko
them K In a jiaylim way. It is-n't Just
literary recognition rm nftor, thoimh 1
am ambition", but the lack of material
things has almost Hi-nlid dollar m irks on
my soul, I've, ftot to Ect at an occupation
to lay njddu a pittance for old n;o. I
teach In thu Kradid school of my homo
town teach two Krad, h and earn IB a
month. I havo had one nervous break
down from overwork nnd am threatening
another. If the Impendlni; falls 1 don't
know what on earth I will do. May I
send you several of my etories and will
you critically road them?''
MANUSCRIPT OF "HUGH
WYNNE" ON EXHIBIT
The manuscript of the l.ito llr. S. Weir
Mitchell's "Much Wyiuic" Is 011 view nt
thu library of the University of lVnn.H.vl
vunla. rhlladrlphla. in a clam case Just
Inside tho main entrance. The nianu.icr.pt j
ih in 1111, lorin of 11 iiotinil volume, upotil
tho tlylenf of which appears In wiitiiiKi
nr. .Miirncii s neiiiist or tno orlKlual
pnpers to the university.
Thu manuscript has been ntlractlni; con
siderable attention since tho uuthoi'M
death. Tho words 011 the flyleaf urn us
"This, tho manuscript of 'Huch Wynne,'
t havo been over mul over asked to sell.
Other nnucsts to deposit it In, or niv,; it
to. cirtuln llhrarltM hnvu been made bv
lllimrlaus who urn Kuod enough to think
It has value. 1 havo thought It
proper, therefore, lit thn solicitation of
our own librarian to deposit tills manu
script in thn library of Ibe I'nlvirslty of
rennsjlviinla, H. Wnm Mitoiiki.u
Thn writing Is In the author's own
EDEN PHILLPOTTS HAS
ZEALOUS PRIVATE CENSOR
I'Men I Mi 1 11 pot t h. like most Kngllsli dinni
n t Is tn. has moia or less troublu with that
llrltish Instil ut Ion tin ci iisor Itii-cntly the
(U,,u,m r hls ;iv,;, ..-,,' Wo.
two clashed over Mr. IMilllpotts's diani.i-
man." Hut Mr. liilllpotls has nls.l a prl-
vltu t-r liwoe ttii.iwrt ii itiir, i i, 1 li,,,,.. if 1,1.
'published works seem to win, llacli time
'he publishes a new book this author re
CO., Publishers, Boston
"Hven 11 selfish motive you won't
Uush will you? Tor facta are aueer.
Btnrlni? thlnxs. hence. Oh, well I mayl
as well get down to them. What a relief
to talk to romc one who has been there
who will listen, Interestedly (It Is hoped)
and there 1 took n Ions breath. Now 1
Tor my story ,
"A bit of a life etory first: Just facts
or shull 1 tell thu end first and Bet up
Interest. I nni up nk'amst a brick wall
bucking agaliiHt the thing that most of us
conlend with ln tho beginning, working
n. Khts at 'life' signally manuscripts.
The determination to succeed, a silently
sworn vow 'to win' the strength to
lush, rehash even though the finished
prouuet be.vrs is rt semblance to lh
dream of concept and hero In our town
ttiere are few, pltttfully few, who under
stand or can help.
"I low does 0110 get there? Mailing
btorlis has no effect (don't say to your
self It depends on the stories although
that Is true of course) but what effect
has the receipt of one of my little white
birds on 11 busy magazine otllce? Ono
etory tossed to a reader marked, re
jected, mailed back with a little slip
and to think our fato depends on the
Individual tasts of tho reader I Smalt
comfort In the encouragement ' re
quest for more'
"It Is n long road, a hard one full
of stumbling blocks. Can a pinnacle oc
cupant extend a helping hand to a twen-ty.two-year-old
girl who hasn't any unu
to tell stern truths to her?"
1'iom Helena, Montana, cornea this bit.
listnl in tho library hero n hlocrauhy '
, ( Z.
Inln , , amailnir
. ,.,. ., r,.,. ..ri.ult ,(,,...., "'"
1 our uihik
A I 'l...,il, III. I....'- 1tl.. ...
out. 'in .Search of a Husband.' lf you
invented both )ou really must be a go
nitis. "In any case please nccept mv very
-lucent cnnitrntulntlons. I rnlitht add my
thanks for the pleasure they have given
A school teacher llvlnsj In n small town
In Montana wroto Mrs. Harris while read
mit "In Search of a 1 1 unhand" In aerial
form. Shu said :
"I'm hIiiIiik in my lonely homestead
suacK out 111 Montana nwaltfiiK tho mor
1 row witli almost breathless Interist, for
tho branch train will lirliisr tho i'osl and
1 shall know thu fate of Joy and David
I havo betn wnntliu to tell you for many
ers -It seems- at least slnco I read
Tim Circus Hitler's Wife In tho t'oat
how muc h 1 admired you I have rend
everything you have written In the J'mt
and enjoyed It bejond words notwlth
fctandliii; your penchant for reveallnu tho
Inner mind of the weaker sex.
"We lidve some homesteads vacant near
us. I hliould lovu to hnve ou come out
and try nur hand at n Western story
and bo our neighbor. I'erhaps you would
say us Italzac did once upon arriving in
a new country "(live me my pen quick.' "
celves a few days later an unstamped en
velope on which hu has to p.iy thnpostag.
Within Is merely the torn out title page of
tho new novel, across which Is written In
a hand Mr. I'hlllpotta Is now Well lie
aualnliii with: "Thank heaven I Ii.ivm
il.vitixiycd another of your abominable
Uioks, I'.iy the twopenco yourself."
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DR. MITCHELL NEVER
CAVE AN INTERVIEW
Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, famous author,
physician and neuioloiiist, who died re
cently, claimed tho distinction of never
havimr Riven nn Interview, Dr. Mitchell
wan In WiishliiKton to attend 11 meetlni;
of the Ixiard of trustees of the I'.irinKte 1
' I Institution. An Interviewer nppm.ichcd
Dr Mitchell In the Now WJll.inl lobby.
"Are you 11 reporter"" nski il llr. Mitchell.
Upon revel vim; nn iimrmntivi! unswer
tho eminent rhlhnlelphlaii eald.
"Uon't ou knuw I never isive an Inter
view? I have never bi.cn Interviewed In
The reporter, thlnUlin; he mlcht succeed
where others bud failed, sought to con
tinue the conversation.
"May I ask what ou are doing In
"I nn here to nttend a inertlni; of the
Carnegie trustees." o
"I havo read some of your stories,"
suggested the reporter.
"Yes." was the laconic nnswer.
"And I found them Vury Interestlns;."
"Yes?" came buck the nply.
"What do ou think of the recent dis
cussion about th" euro of cancer by
radium"" persisted the newspaper mi 11.
"Now sni her", 5011m; tiuin, 1 told you
I never talk for publication. When I
have anything to ,i I write It and am
paid for It. You ain't Kit an Interview
out of me on any subject "
"It's n flno day," wiituieil tho reporter,
still not discouraged.
"Yes." nnswcnil Dr. Mitchell.
At that moment It was pourlnu rain
outside. from tho ll'iuMnyfon 'ot.
WALT WHITMAN HAD
A PLEASANT JOB 1
"Walt Whitman was not a Hiine-siul
sa rmii' loets lire in making both ends
meet by means of his poetrj." -aid a
I'hlladclphla new -paper man. "Ills muse
had no commercial tastes whatever nnd If
his friends had not found other occupa- 1
tlons for him ho would havo I ecu desti
tute Indeed. ,
"1 used to visit him in his old ago ln
his llltln wuiib ii lintisi- In Mlckb- street, i
Caindi n. Dm day it's a pUanint remln
Iscenir this, of old time I'hll.ldi Ipltl.i - j
me day In li-ciiiibir I s.ild to him.
"'Well, Wnlt, how nic things going this
winter" An I'hrlstmiis siib-i'iiptlnns I
"'No.' s.ild the old poet. 'No, Indeed.
I'm vviiii.lug now. I'm working for (leoigo i
W Chlbls. Hu paya me ."n a iinuitli "
" '(Jimi.I !' i-.ild I. 'And what's your Job i
with Chllils"" I
'"Itlillng In the horse cars,' said Walt ,
i ride a bout Mw city. I talk to the ,lr!v- '
its and conduclnis 1 Hun nut which of
them need winter nvcrmais Then I guess
their size and notify Chllds, who t!t them
out forthwith, it's easy, pleasant work '
and it saves Chllds a lot nf trouble over I
incasuicinciits an,l so fotth'"- rmm thv !
U ujihiiiifoii Mur
. goes rushing along ... a human
64-60 ,3th Ave. j
11 . 1
WHERE MILTON WAS BURIED
AND CROMWELL MARRIED
St. (Jilts, frlpplcgati'. the vicuiage of
which Is vacated by the tragic death of
l'n biiiil.irj ll.irn, btais a inlsnadlng sui
iiame tlint has no connection with cripples.
The word has lui 11 proved to represent
the "cripil gent" or covered way, which
lii.iblul our Kixon nnccstois to man the
city walls without prtsiiillng their portly
P rsons as ti ri Ibly obvious targi ts for th
missiles 01' besieging Noi:iiihii This
biirch. on.! of tin- eight survivors of the
great lire. Is 11 Icbratrd for the burial
of Milton, the violation of whose tomb
Inspired Cowper's scathing stanzas, and
for the marriage nf riomwrll to the wife
who would glvo him oranges that cost
a groat. Tin' clock 011 tho lower played
an Important part In thu education of
Joslah lloundirby, Ksi., of ("okctown. as
renders of "Hard Times" will remember.
"l.irty Hester l.ucy Stanhope." Frank
lf'iinel (CassU anil e'oiuptn). Punk and
"The Omntry nt 'The Itlng and the Hook."
Mir rredern I. Tr-vis ii'usxl' unit Com
i.my Tank iii-l irn'ills
"H,r,,i!i- .f Mo,irn II, Union " Edited
',v W'.iri.n Donhaiii Kosiir iMurgls and
vii'"ii r,,iiijt.inv ,
' Tlie H"l,n-lK of Stukespi tire " The
i',i.ii.ss .1, t'himbrun 111. I. 1'utnam'i
S Ml I
"Tlie rioolt of Dimncrary" Alfred ltus.
prl Wrfilai,. It'illik and Wagiulls Com
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"KnuwUdue nnd Life " Itudntf llurken,
IransUttit l U Tmior Joins. I'll. 1) Will
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I. ll,el I' I II K 1 1 II I -t I The Me, llr. I lie' low nf
II, , vv . N, York I
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tlllb-lle In I I A I ' I,, t . , y , i'
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New ork i
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ib.rn-e lilik," Mrs. Wilfrid Warn
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