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THE MOHSTIG TIMES, SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 1897.
I .11 .
"Weighed in tlic Balance," Is a now
novel by Harry lender It has the value
of sterling literary qualities and all Hie
virtues of u properly told talc. But the
matter and the motive of the btory rise so
far above the considerations of formal
quality that they drop out of the reader's
calculation of the (took, lie becomes en
grossed in the problem of the author. The
HUlhor would bay that lie is an optimist Ims-
cause he preaches elevation by the pin est
process, the reader would fain qualify his
optimism as hopelessly pessimistic, for the
Trading lo tlic hoperul final is a through
hloughs of despond. "Weighed in the
Balauce" is the fruition of a sadly con
ditioned soul. Emerson commended 'louest
doubt. The lesson of Mr. Lander's dark
ktory is ttie hopelessness of evil, the
fatality of the liberated conscience unsus
taiued, the weakne.sof human nature, and
the Inevitable conclusion that "faith in
the unseen, artlng upon the J cars or
-mankind, null remains the most potent in
fluence for their moial elevation." His
"foreword" is a confession of his pitiable
condition of honest doubt.
His .tory is the recital or the unhappy
boyhood and joulh-tiiue ihat Ktiiuuiau.il
incredulity and shattered fai.M in existing
conditions. It is not a Moiy Tor the linn
ground in faith, for it will strike un
necessary blows at sheltering bulwarks.
Perhaps the nomadic miud adrift in a
desert of doubts, bitter with it own
hoplessness, may find theieiu tlic con
soling company that misery loveb. If the
religionist reads un rebellious to the end
he will remain to cry "amen'' to the ther
mic roriuula "Evil begets evil." But will
the doubt t find satisfaction for his Juried
soul in the pioposition that "peace dwells
only in the heart "which docs good onlj
for good's s-ike," which is the author's
offer as ultimatum, the plenteous all, in
exchange Tor the undermined hopes in ic
vvardsand the dispelled confidence in per
The book is only for the thoughtful, and
only for the doubters. They must -weigh
- it and its pessimistic optimism in the bal
ance, and the tipping of the scales -will
vary in each heaitaccor.ling tothe weights
it weighs against it. The book will im
press thc-authot's name upon the mind of
whosoever leads it, and new offerings
from him will be grasped with avidity It
" will likewise augment John Lane's pres
tige among serious-minded readers, for
his earnestness in presenting, from the Bod
ily presses, llteinture which has the im
press or thought as well as the virtues rf
belles-lettres. (Washington: Woodward .4
There exist in this country, and in nearly
every other, two gi eat organized forces
crime and its prevention. The body cor
porate for the prevention of crime we see
in the irreat jmltcc and detective services
of the cities, State", and of the Union.
The organization of criminals who defy
law, civil and moral, who make necessary
the other coips, and attack by force or
fraud the natural rights of man to lire,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness, is not
visible except to a few By constant, un
remitting, experienced watch and study
the police of the great centers have fer
retled out this sinister element of our
population; the know the iusials who
compose it, and they are ramiliar with the
methods mid means, Inuenlous and sur
prising, which are employed.
Tlw result of a life of observation of
criminals under the circumstances most
favorable to an extensive and intimate ex
perience Ik embraced in a quarto volume,
"Our Rival, the Kaseal ' The authors "re
two men of the Boston police service. Su
perintendent Benjamin P Eldndgc, presi
dent of the National Union of Chiefs of
Police, and Chief Inspector William B.
Watts, in command of the detective force
or the Boston police department.
"Our Kival. the Kascnl" is practically the
memoirs of these two men, their exierl
ence and extensively accumulated knowl
edge of tli is peculiar subject crystallized
into readable form.
The itook discloses not only how well
acquainted they are with their subject,
but whichever of the two wrote it, hns
lirouglit to the expression of what they
had to tell a simple, vigorous and often
graceful aud ornate style which gives
literary quality to an otherwise seveiely
technical book. The pin suit of all sorts
of racality and its prevention is described
from the seemingly crude but actually
well-disciplined trade of mendicant to
the safe-cracker, with his elaborate me
chanical devices, the dating train rob
bers and the sleek sharpers or the quill.
There are hundreds of portraits of noted
criminals In all classc. In its entirety
the -work is one of the most valuable con
tributions to the science and literature
of criminology in ,ears The experts will
find it incomparable in the presentation
or object lesions and subject matter, and
the general reader will discover it a :mique
exposition of a phase of life veiled to all
but a few. (Boston: Pembcrton Publish
"Broken Away" is an attractive novel
by Deatrice Grimshaw. Sometimes the
author has burdened her text with minute
descriptions of trifles, which are rather
uninteresting to other than feminine read
ers, but this Is but the inevitable relief
or a strong story behind. The title may
apply to two phases of the story. Itmay
refer to the conge which a young writer
and his wife lakes away from the plati
tudes or social life to sec refreshment
and inspiration with nature, or it may
mean the unrortunate breaking away of
the mind or another writer, who is crazed
by his own failure and jealousy of his
friend's success. The insane man pursues
his friend to his cottage in the hills and
makes several crazed attempts to murder
bim, and for the idea which he believes
would have made his own success, and
which he believes his Iriend to have
stolen. In the -working out of this theme
Miss Grimshaw has been most successful.
It is written with a fine appreciation of
dramatic quantities, and the resultant
is moving and powerful. Woven nltout
this phase or the story are two interesting
love affairs. One the strange affair of
the mad man and the mercenary May
Miller.the other involving Terry O'Connell,
one of the freshest, sweetest, thorough
and lovable girls that has crept into fiction
in many a day. Concentration would,
however, have made a good story
bettcr. (New York, John Lane; Washing
ton: Woodward & Lothrop.)
After reading, with ever deepening at
tention and profitable returns, through
Joseph I'aiker's new book, "Might Have
Been." the one and only criticism that
springs to the pen, and it comes from the
heart as well as the mind, is that every
one might read it, and have it and read It
again. It is a book full of witty diversion,
excellent philosophy, consolation for doubt
and human ethlcscliaracteiiKtlcally hetout.
The very title itself strikes a chord in the
The might-have-beens never happen in
real life, but Mr. Tarkcr has invented the
.lT-i,inrntih. find Ihni. Knttt it nil rf,rlit-
Tli rough it, which is his book, he imes
life in the optimistic light, "as it might;
have been, for who knows that the po
tential is not God's way of Interpreting
the indicative and actual?" Formally, the
book is divided into forty-eight notes or
chapters, and each of these is devoted to
spirited and delightful chat on all va
rieties of topics. "Might Have Been" is a
hook to love and he thankful for. (New
York: Predeiick Stokes. Washington.
Woodward & Lothrop.)
The erroneous reports of the loss of
Stephen Crane's life at the time of the
shipwreck of the Cuban filibusters occa
sioned great solicitude in .England. The
London Chronicle spoke of him as "the
one young writer of geulus that Ameiicu
possesses" a most nattering tribute, coin
ing on the very heels of Dr. Nicoll's regret
that he round no young writers of conse
quence in "the Slates." The Chronicle
ranks the "Red Badge of Courage" with
At the requestor the daughters and pub
lishers of Mrs. Harriet Hcechcr Slowe, Mrs.
James T. Fields has undertaken Mrs.
Stowe's biography. Mrs. Fields' book,
''Authors and Friends" has shown that she
is eminently litted for the work.
"A Fiance on Trial" Is one of the new
stories of last week. It was written by
Frauds Tlllon Buck, who Is also the author
or "A Man of Two Minds." This Is a
daringly real and photographic novel of
society. Photographic because there are
men and women in society who would do,
net, talk, think, and interest themselves
Just ns do the characters in Mr. Buck's
story; it is daring in the simple fact that
the authors and publishers have printed
anything so realistic. Perhaps neither of
them realized it, but they have made a
hitter commentary on the shallowness aud
Insignificance of many men and women
whose education and opportunity should
have equipped them better.
The sarcasm of the situation may not
appeal to all who read the book. Mr.
Buck has pictured the men and girls or tlic
smart set with such exact cleverness
that these very ones in reading it wlllmlss
the tvticctiuti oi their own faces In the
mirror of the text This is orten the
penalty of a writer's own cleverness; per
haps Mr. Buck will claim it his compensa
tion. Aside rroni the composite pictures
of the characters drawn from all they do,
the author has furnished some individual
descriptions which should Interest the
reader. He evidently believes in the fasci
nation of the eye and character denote
ment in hair He Introduces every person
with a minute description of loth Craik
Orcutt had "two beady black eyes" and
"very thick lustrous black hair, thinly
distributed over a small, round, bullet
shaped head, and leaving. Indeed, a smnll
oval bald spot just over the middle of
Margaret Heslow's eyes "were a deep
brown with Just a glint of gold in them
which appeared In certain lights, ' the
hair to match was "of a reddish brown
shade, somewhat like the color of old
mahogany, and was worn piled rather
loosely on the top of her head." Mal
colm Sturges "might at first richt have
been taken Tor a Spaniard, for his glossy
hair and heavy mustache were jet black,
and his eyes were almost black, and his
skin was dark ' For some time after the
Introduction to Sylvia I'clton the secret
or her hair and eyes are withheld, but pa
tience brings them with a new chapter,
and she is disclosed with "a wealth offort
golden hair, large blue eyes, and a perfect
complexion." The mother of Sylvia had
'dark brown wavy hair anil brown eyes," a
Mrs. Rand "had no distinctive outward
characteristics except her kindly gray
eyes;"Gerald Anthony was fair-haired with
clear blue eyes; the color of Sylvia's
father's eyes Is a mystery, but he l.ad
"light hair and mustache," and, perhaps
there are others. The book is bound in
an artistic fashion that would make it at
once a conspicuous ornament to anv table.
(New York: Merriam Company. Washing
ton: Woodward & Lothrop.)
Mr. Barrle, since his return from America,
has not been doing much literary work,
lie has been engaged in the dramatization
of "The Little Minister," with which
he has made good progress. He did not
at first Intend to do the "work himself,
but has now taken it in hand, and itmay be
expected without very long delay.
The Book Buyer accumulates size with
age. Gradually this magazine is becoming
buxom, as might any natural healthy
growth. From the long contents there
arc three particularly attractive articles.
One Is by Rebecca Harding Davis, on "Some
Hobgoblins in Literature." She complains
that the world has refused tr see sonic
writers in their ical light, aud has branded
them with the character rather or demi
god or man. "Walt Whitman is one, Edgar
Allan Poe another, Margaret Fuller n
third. "William Winter has a sjmpatlietic
account to Donald G. Mitchell, "Ik Mar
vel," and thisgives occasion for a charming
photoengravure frontispiece or his Edge
wood Iiome. Something of a personal
nature is told about Arthur Hadley, the
author of I lierecentuniquc work on "Econo
mics." The Rambler Is found in possesion of
much interesting information; Edward Bel
lamy's 11CW book will be called "Equality;"
Bliss Carman's now book of poems will be
called "Ballads of Lost Haven;" Chicago
has a new magazine called "The Four
o'clock," whose chief claim to oddity,
among an odd species, seem"? to be that its
illustrations are "cut out and pasted In,"
after the fashion of a scrap book or a
! Columbia Theater.
l Week Qommencing tyionday, Aprs! 82. g
v Matinee Saturday Only. 8
g DANIEL FROHMAN'S : g
I GREATEST LYCEUM THEATER SUCCESS, g
ORIGINAL PRODUCTION INTACT, WITH
WALTER S. HALE.
ROBERT F. McCLANNIN.
R. J. DUSTAN.
S AND OTHERS OF THE ORIGINAL LYCEUM COMPANY, g
VL IMovf WP,tr U'Al
ZSnJ XiO 3 .i .firdS.IBaft-&
magazine dummy. There Is much else of a
varied and Interesting literary character in
the Book Buyer this mouth. Including re
views by Lieut. Peary, U. 8. N.; Paul Lei;
ccster Ford, Laurence Button and others.
The Critic docs not resent the warming
over given Its contents each month by The
Month. Passing the question of excellence,
the utility of the monthly edition of tjie
Criticis notobvlous. The admirable weekly
fills nu undisputed pJac-j in the purveyance
of literary news. AVIiy should it be warmed
over under one cover every month? Perhaps
for the economical assistance r those who
do not take the Critic. But can you Im
agine anyone being or affecting to be "au
courant" without the Critic?
Sir Edwin Arnold has bought a yacht,
and accompanied by his son unddaughter-in-lnw,
proposes to start Tor a cruise In the
How -a crazed Italian artist loved an
English girl, but was rerused her hand in
marriage; how lie destroyed himself; how
his wife, TCturning with, her son, blamed
the giil for the avarice her money sug
gested, and vowed u terrible vengeance;
how she bided her time and married her
son with his inherited weaknesses to the
daughter of the girl whom she blamed for
her husband's death; how terrible was the
lire of ilie innocent victim lo this llendlsh
plot; all this Is the buiden of "The Sacri
fice of Fools,'' a story written by H.
Manifold Craig. It is a highly colored
romance ofloveand revenge, adventureand
striking unconventionallties. (New York:
Frederick Stokes. Washington: Brentnno.)
A talc of the search for-happiness Is "A
Transatlantic Chatelaine." To some It
comes at once, to others delayed; for some
it is In possession, lor others, even in
separation,- when the link of real love
unites. So it was with Sylvia, the heroine
of Helen Choate Prince's story. She
seemed oppressed by more than her meas
ure of fate's persecutions, but through it
all she sustained hcrseir a noble, beau
tiful character. Though in the end her
true love was denied her in life, she was
happy in the knowledge that his heart
was hers, and there was a sweet calm and
holy satisfaction for her sustainment. The
novel is a tale of character development,
and in motive it Is a protest againstmar
nages or American girls with foieign
titles, it is told in an admirable manner,
flavored with the sentiment of domesticity
and the romance of "war mid its fortunes.
Tne author of this story is remembeiedas
having written "The Story of Christine
ttocheforu" Boston: Houghton, Mifflin &
Co.; Washington: Brentnno.
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STILL ANOTHER WEEK ,
Of the Most Mnrvuious-Motloii Views
Every One " Masterpiece A Ite
jiiurlmble Collection, ComprlK
liur Every Subject In Which
.Life mid Action Are tbo
Prime Clmrnet eris
tics. More New Views Will Be Added.
Seo It "While Ton Have the Oppor
tunity. EnterhiK Upon Its xeth Week, imd
Its Stnv in Washington Is Hist
UruwliiK to si CIonu.
Daily, nt. 2::i0, 4::i0 null 8:15 p. m.
Special Exhibitions Sundays ut
COLUMBIA THEATER, APRIL 18 - EYENING
CUBAN H05TITAL FUND
"Program Tcrv Select. Including
HALEY'S BAND, Tiof. Haley.
Mi. LEWIS. MUiiuuo. ol Uie AVillard.
MAD HID MANDOLIN QUARTET, Prof.
rrof JULIAN II. Rhodes, violinist,
HYUONG. HARLAN, tenor.
Uihs ELLEN C. RHODES, dramatlcreader.
I'rof. WHEAT, pianist.
1'iof. EUGENE COFFIN, saxophone.
IVor. BEEBE. bnrritone.. ,.,,..
WASHINGTON CONCERT COMPANY
QUAKTET, Mr. J. II. Cathell; Miss
Ella A. Knight, contralto, and other
well-known artists. .
Ticket-, for sale at the following Hotels:
AilliiKtuii, Kiggs. W Ward's, Raleigh,
Ebbitt Hegcnt. National, Metropolitan,
Emiich. St. James. Emmet House and
Mis W. BAKER SAYILLE, Chairman
Committee on Program.
METZEROTT & LUCKETT, M'ers.
KDCOH & ZIMMERMAN, Directors.
!rPP YVHlTFSmR $2
New National Theater.
RETURN ENGAGEMENT OF
The Mansion at
Long Isklnt! Sound ,
J. K. Furlons,
F. R. Jamcd,
FVnnfc 1.. Itrnwn.
Next Week DIGBY-BELL and LAURA
and "TI 1 E-Hp OS I EK DOCTOR."
KERNAN &,RIFE, Alanagers.
The Socia? Event of the Season
A. M. PALMER.
WITH A CAST Oh ilfclKUr'UL.ll AIN AKIllS).
POPULAR PRICES 15, 25, 50 and 75 Cents.
All Seats Couponed Seats in Box $1.00
3STEXIT McCABTHyS -MISHAPS
MATINEES TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY.
TUE REAL "GOOD THING" OF THE SEASON,
LT-TO-DATE AND A SHADE BEYOND.
THE NEW .SATIRICAL J$UULKSQ,UE.
GAY LIFE IN
The Original Extravagant Burletta,
First presentation in this city of the famous sensation supper scene,
THE SILLY DINNER.
Introducing the Parisian Dancers,
T"S"S.E3STE A.3STJ3 JE37"A.XiI2STE
Next Week-MORRIS' 20TII CENTURY
Popular Lectures oa .Aslronomy-
Miss Mary Proctor
(Daughter o the fate Trof. R. A. Proctor)
Wednesday, April l-i. at 4.15 p. m.
Subject: "The Flower's of the aucy."
Tickets, 50 Cents, at Columbia Theater.
iloniinu and Suudu Timet., 35 cents
"v. H. rilieldou,
TV P. .Mullere. .
JOYCE BELL, in "A MIDNIGHT BELL''
; POPULAR PRICE
WED. AND SAT. f
Monday, April 12.
Mr. D. A. Bonta's Company
Sir Ohas. Young's Famous
ALL THIS WEEK.
For Sale at the
TIMES COUNTING ROOM
Tomorrow Night Only.
Grand Triumphal Reception
His Entire Carson City Contingent
SUPPORTED BY A
BI&E-CLASS YAMYILLE CO.
Doors Open at 7 o'clock.
Performance at 8:15.
FOK THE FIRST
TIME AT POPULAR
The Academy Comedy Season
Schedule of Prices for Re
All Orchestra Chairs 75
All Orchestra Circle Seats 50
All Dress Circle Seats 25
April 2G Hoyl's "A Trip to Chinatown.'
Other Announcements Later.
To Avoid the Rush
at Center Market Hall on Monday evening
next, April 12. vrhen the Champion
and his company -will appear. Reserved
Seats cau bu procured at the following
daces -without extra charge:
I1IJOU THEATER, liox oflice.
RIGGS HOUSE, news stand.
HOTEL RALEIGH, ueivs stand.
METROPOLITAN HOTEL, iseWR stand.
.NATIONAL HOTEL, news stand.
ST. JAMES HOTEL, news stand.
HOTEL EMRICH, Pa. are.
HOTEL LAWRENCE, Pa. ave.
WARWICK'S, 13th st.
DRIVER'S, Pa. ave-
KINSLOWS REST., 22d st. and Pa. ave.
COSTELLO'S RESTAURANT, 10th st.nw.
MoINNIS BROS.' REST., 904 Pa. ave.
SCHLKGEL& VONDERHEIM REST., 9th
bet. II and C
RAPS DAVIS' REST., 237 N- J. ave.nw.
ECKERTON'S REST., 15th and N. ?. ave.
APPLEH'S REST., 32d and M Ms- nxe.
KOZEL'S RESTAURANT. 14th bt.
BERNARD'S CIGAR STORE, lull 7th
SHELLST'S CIGAR STORE. 7th & Ela.nvc
POST LUNCH ROOM, 13th and E sts.nvr.
HUDSON'S Bureau of Information, Cen
ter Market. ap9-4t
FOR CABIN JOHN
Glen Echo Chautaugua
Athletic Bicycle Park.
uaKC .Electric uars at aum et. aau ros- i
The Green (F street) Electrics take you
to the spot.
Most beautiful scenery In the District
In Eight of the Potomac all the way.
positively last week
The Crystal Maze
427 Seventh St. N. W. .
MAKTJJA JOHNSTON K......VJuliiite
FRANZ HELL -... FluefieUioru
PrJCfs, 25t 50c, 75c, $1, !?1.50.
Lafayette Square Opera House
J. W. ALBAl'GH Manager
NIXON & ZIMMERMAN Dimtoni
Last Week of the Regular Season.
Beginning: Monday, April I2f
SATURDAY MATINEE 0MX
Farewell American Tour of
THE DI&TINGIT3HED ACTRES3,
Under the Direction of
Daniel and Charles Frohman.
First time in Washing
ton of Miss Nethersolea
llost Successful Trxluo
SATURDAY NIGHT-FAREWELL TER
Week of AprH 19-
CASTLE SQUARE OPERA GO.
AFAYKTTE YP.-Y B VROV
Resinning Easter Monday, Aprd 19.
2L season or uranu ani omir opera
by the Famous Philadelphia
CA3TLE SQ. OPeRa CO.
Chas. M. KiMithwi-tl Van.vjer.
Presenting for 0 nightb and 2 matme"?
Johann Strauss' Romantic Masterpiece.
On a scale of grandeur never before given
in thL city.
Handsome rocuine, Sweet Music and
PRICES EVENINGS :
orcnestra, "A. to ' il 75c
Balance Orchestra 00c
Mezzanine Box Seats 75c
Balcony, 1st two rows.... rjoc
Balcony balance 25c
Mezzanine Box Scits,
Fntiro Balcony c
xneLA wihock sciiuoL or mi sio
GEORGE W. LAWRENCE. Director.
VOICE. (Specialty of Beginners. PIANO.
Studios, 4 and 6, 134 F nvr. REASON
ABLE TERMS. .Natural Mi-thod. Volca
Trial Gratis. TupUs Kecital, March Jl.
SUNDAY, APRIL 11,
And every Sunday during April and May.
Ladles are especially Invited on thesa
Steamer CHAS MACALESTER wlllk-are
7th street wharf at 11 a.m. and 2:3( p.m.
Leavinjr MarshaHHallaX 1 lu and 530 p.in.
FARE, ROUND TRIP, 25c.
DINNER. 75c . Including the celebrated
Marshall Hall Clam Chowder. ap!-2t,em
Every day In the year for Fortress
-Monroe. Norfolk, Newport News aud
all points South by the superb, pow-
crrul steel palace steamers "New-
port News," "Norfolk" and 'Wasn-
mgton." on the following schwlulc:
Lr. Wash'ston 7:03 pm
Lr. Alexandria 7:30 piu
Ar. Ft. Monroe OVA-aiu
Ar. Norfolk... 7:J0 aiu
Ar. Portsui'th. 8:00 im
Lr. I'orfsin'tk. nO pnx
Lv. Norfolk... 6:10 pia
Lv. Kt.Monroo ?: 0 pm
Ar. Waah'ct'.n : " am
Visitors to Chamberlln's new hotel,
"The Hygeia," and Virginia Beach
will find this the most attractive
route. Insuring a comfortable night's
Large and Insurious rooms heated
by steam and fitted throughout vrltb
electric lights. Dining room tervice la
a la carte, and is supplied from the
best that the markets of Washington
and Norfolk afford.
Tickets on sale at TJ S. Express
office, 817 Pennsylvania avenue; 513,
619. 1421 Pennsylvania avenue: B.
& 0 ticket office, corner 15th street
and New York avenue, and on board
Rtcaiuers. v.'hcrcticuu table, map, eta.
can also ho had.
Any other Information desired will
be rurnlshed on application to the un-
dersigned at the cntimany's wharf,
foot of 7th St.. Washington. D. Q
Telephone No. 750.
JNO. CALLAHAN, General Manager
"Quickest and Safest Route.'
Dally (except Sunday), at 10 o. m.,
returning reach the city at Z.3t
p. m. FARE, BOUND TRIIV J9
Admlsslon tc grounds. 20a ELE
GANT CAFE ON THE STEAMEK. Tickets,
v.-ith Mount Vernon nulnrlon cueon.
ror Bale at -wharf and as. hotels
L. L. BLAKE, Captain.