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Till? KANSAS CITY 10U1UVAT.. MONDAY, AUGUST o. 1895.
HARRIET BEEGHER STOWE.
now sin: iA.mi:
Harriet U,i n Mtnlloin I lltlr (llrl With
(ItRit llltin.ll.v nr Prelim; .More
.Niirprlc.l 1 i:iii Aiijiinr IM'o
ni llcr l.t'iii Into Panic,
(Capyrlghl Utt W Henrietta Chrlfttlmi
Harriet Heechef Btone, th firm ill
titiKUiwheil woman writer of America, unit
l.oin at Litchfield, Conn., In those old
.w Knaland Jays when children were
muKht lh.1t koo'I little irlrl.1 mtiM always
peak Kently, never ten- thc'r clothe,
l".irn to knit ntid po, and make nil the
:c,.ponM properly in church. Such l her
oun tory of her early education to which
in also added the item that on Sunday
ifivrnoorm ph.' ag expected to leneat the
latci-hlnm, and on the occasion of a visit
i) her (trandti. other, her aunt made her
iurn two iatpchlmt, that of her own
filth, the Kplcopal, mid that of Hnrriet n
fit her. who Was a Pnihyterlprt minister.
Thli" dinclplinc, however, had no depresKlnit
i rrect upon the child, whose family ran
f.tt'd of a halt dncn healthy, clr-Ver
tu other and iltet-, a father who wi lov.
f 1 more than n-wteil even In I note du
whrn a minll-r wan regarded with awe,
and a Mepmother whose devotion In.idc the
h itnc lift a thins of beauty to be held In
all arter year In IoWiik memory.
ran i.ittlr mikchhu cnitu
The old Prenbyterion tnr.onane where
Harriet wan born had In It one toom that
wan the child' chief dellRht. This was her
father study, In a corner or which sdi"
J ned to ensconw herself with her favor
it hooks fathered around her, and read
or day dream, while her father rut oppn
Mte in his tirciit writing chnlr c,nipo"in
the sermon fur the next Sunday. I'hll
ilreti'a hooka wore not plentiful in th'r
..is, and Mien KditH ot th's tal, and Cot
ton Mather' "Maamilta" with her piliiclpul
t'xotirce until one Joyful day itinininKliiB
I i a barrel of old sermons she tame iiihiii
i copy of the "Arabian Night." These
tt.nver f fairy lore took healthy root In
-lie imagination of the little Puritan child,
whoee mind had hitherto teseinhled the
pilm flowerbeds of th New Kngland unr
. nt where grew only native plants. The
old stories opened a new world of thmiKht
an l Into this unknown realm she entered,
r.itnbllng amid such wonderful scenes that
!. ver aj?a!n could their mysterious charm
l .' ise.
This power to lift and lose herself Into
n legion or thought so different from her
own became thereafter the peculiar Rift
by which she was enabled to undertake
the work which made her name dlstln-
Thc'll'brarv corner, however, did not hold
nil the Rood thlnR of life, only part of
i heni Outside was the happy world of n
h-althv country child, who grew as Joy-ou-y
as one of Per own New lltiKlund
tt.iwers. In the spring there were excur-
..ms in the woods and fields utter the wild
l.,r,4.niii that onre a year turned the
n-ide into riilryland; in the slimmer
wa- I lie Joy of picnics In the old forests,
HAICKICT 1 KC.i'llKR STOWirS HAUTrolUi HCSI I KNi '!:.
and of llshlng exiiiiKlonr along the hanks
of sti earns, in tile autumn ciine nutting
parties when the children ran races with
the squirrels to see who could gather the
most nuts: and In the winter, when the
mow and Ice covered the earth, life went
on .is gaily as ever, with coasting and
inowballlns and the many ways In which
ib- child's heart tunes Itself to the spirit
sm: i.ovkd hooks fiiom babyhood.
Ity the time she was 5 years old llar
n. t was a regular pupil nt a small school
ti-ur by, whither she also conducted day
aft- r day her younger brother Henry,
nti.iward the celebrated Henry Ward
1'. . i her. She was it very conscientious
tile pupil and besides her school lessons
w.i- commended for having learned
t, nty-seven hymns and two long ehap
irs in the IJthle during one summer.
S hool lire henceforth was the serious
lii-lii-HS of existence, and In her 13th
year she appears ns one of the honor
. holara at the yearly school exhibition,
..i t was gra tilled by having her compo
- n.in read In the presence of the distin
g ushed visitors, her father, the minister,
I.- ng among the number. The subject of
ih. i omposltlon was the Immortality of
" soul, and Into It Harriet had woven,
. .uilv a clever child could, all the serl-
i- thoughts that she had gleaned from
i.e.. logical volumes in tho library, or ser
mi o - that her father preached, or from
ti M'ftvc conversations that were common
i long the eld. rs of the family. It was
l-i i ned to with great approval by the
i i-.tors. who saw nothing absurd in the
i 'ea of a child of IS discoursing upon
i. i. h a subject and it was especially pleas
i i: to Harriet s father, which so delighted
ih. atfectionate heart of thJ little writer
it at she felt no higher award could be
HE It FIK8T JOUHNEY.
Harriet's ttrst flight from the home nest
came In her liitli year when she left
.--spigggSJ V f ?
A 1 ,'l.Jl
HAnRIKT ALWAYS, WAS
J.l'chileld, to attend her tister rather.
tm-s school in Hartford; as her father's
llarv did not oermit unr extra exnense.
Harriet went tu llvu In the family of a
triend who fn tni let-tit nis daughter to
the jmrkondk-e at JatchfH'ld that khe iiiIkIii
attend the seminary thre.
Thin exchange of daimhters was a very
Ji.inny urrangBinni aa lar as Harriet was
t.Mi.erned, as slm enjoyed the. rmponsi.
bdtty of being so much tier own guardian
ami taking care of herself and her little
room with what h ht-melf calls "awful
s itiifactton." Here she began the study
of Latin, uhicl) fascinated her, the Latin
poetry making such dn impression on htr
juind that it became her dream to be a,
I'ageg and pages of manuscript were
now written in the premutation of a great
drama called "Cleon," thu scene of which
w is laid In the time of tho Kmperur
Nero. Kvery moment that oould he spared
from actual duties was given to this play
which mliiht have grown to volumes had
not the young author been kinldenly
brought up shm-ply by the tdator, who had
vised her to stop writing poetry and ills,
clpline her mind. Whemuion Harriet
plunged Into a course of llutier Analogy
and other heavy reading, forgot all about
the drama, and was so wrought upon by
Ilaxter'a "Saint1 Iteat" thai i.i longui
for nothing but ta die and be in li-awi.
mtST YBAU.AT HAIirKn;i
The next y. jrs of H irriet s ' re
tp. a? ilino4t cntlrl ui tie il. i'oi.j
b' I .ol. wheiu ae was ucct-.-i l pjpil
'i i.jvher. utllll htr Xuth.r i.iuowJi
M nn-'lnriatl whither she a. .-ompiil-,d
htn w.th th1 Intention of hclpins her
itir vi found a college for women.
.Mil althouuh nil undrrnmed of. It w.i
u tin-- pl.t. e that she was fir-' to ffd
the liiiiratloti of tho work that mile
h- r f.imoii. ivirlng ft short llt a. roJs
th" "hl.i rivir Info Kentucky, she nw for
the llrt time n large plantation and the
life of the negro slnve; and three years
Inter, after Ivr marriage to I'rofessor
jitnne, of Kane seminary, of which hei
father Was president, she describe! In a
letter the tnntibltiR of a newspaper olllce
operntcd in the Interest of the abolition of
slaveiv. These two incidents Meriting onn.
Imimrtnnt nt the time were In realltj the
heRtnnit'R of that lifelong and .devoted
snppoit to tlie cause of freedom for
whkh tin whole fimlly became fatnoii".
and whb h reii.lv d ll hlehet point In
the publii atimi of "Cm le Tom's Cabin.
MOW lll'.lt lICAItT WAS CJItC.D.
After SfMti'i'ii Mn" of evperlence In
the WcMcin coll-Kc, l'lofcssor Stnwe hud
MttS llvntttl i l't Crill It HTflWH.
n pt d in :s H I "I' -i' li'P In Howdolt)
nlleK' . ai.'l tie tin, (. m. a . 1 to Briuis
wb k, Mr. 'I ! w n di iicii w i at that
time hi llj'lli, .1 .' I " lls"'He slave
int l.iteU pa--. I b . .ui.jr. ' and Willi h
enablid the nin:.i of ,napt.l slaves to
follow tluin to ft'c -tate and claim them
as their property. The most dreadful and
hem trending "cenes followed the pn'sagc
of this law. Many of the escaped slaves
had settled In the free states and were
living peaceful and happy lives, while
their children were RtowitiK up surrounded
by the blessings of freedom. In a day all
this wns changed; the nero was once
more the master' lnve wherever ho
might be found, and homes were broken
up, jmronts separated from children, and
husbands and wives parted In the mad
effort for liberty. All who could tied to
Kurope or started for Canada, many on
foot, though the forests were deep with
snow. Those who i onld not II y remained
to hide themselves In garrets and cellars
or In the houses or such people as were
their friends. In omc . a;.. the skives
were bought In white friends who would
not sulfir thMii to (jo again Into cap-
tivltv. but more often the were dragged
back to their chains, separated from their
families, and made to feel more bitterly
than ever before the misery of their ser
vitude. In the meantime a cry of indignation
rose up from the friends of freedom. Wil
liam Lloyd Harrison, Wendell Phillips and
other reformers gave the story to the
press and sent the papers broadcast over
the land. Anti-slavery societies started
up everywhere, and from his cpilet country
home Whittler's songs of freedom fell
upon the hearts of the people like a call
In the midst of this excitement ilrs.
Stowe -eeeived a letter from her brother
urging her to write something for the
cause of the slave, and ns she llnlsheil
reading the letter aloud to her family
she rose from hvr chair and then and
there ( onsecrated herself to the work.
"I will write something," she said, "I
will." Some time later while attending
communion service In the college chapel
she jaw as In a picture the death scene
of Cncle Tom, and upon returning home
wrote out lier tlrst draft of that immor
tal chapter, and calling her children around
her read it to them. The two eldest wept
at the cruel story mid thus was "Cncle
Tom" born and baptised with the tears
of Innocence and compassion. The story
at tlrtt appeared u a serial in the Na
tional Kra of Washington.
DRAWN KIU'M LICK.
In writing this story Mrs, Stowe sought
everywhere for materials that would en
able her to present In a, truthful manner
the everyday life of the Southern planta
tion as well as the evils of slavery. JIuv
Ing lived for years on the borders of a
slave stale she had more than once as
sisted fugitive slaves In escaping to the
North, and the scene of ICllza's escape
In "Cncle Tom's Cabin" Is founded upon
an Incident that came within the author's
experience. The description of Colonel
Shelby's plantation was partly transcribed
from the scenes of negro life she had wit
nessed on her tlrst visit long ago to the
house of a Kentucky planter and all the
incidents, pathetic or humurous, woven In
the story of the humble hero were likewise
founded upon some statement of fact. Tho
beautiful tribute that St. Clare pays to
hU? mother's influence In one of the strik
ing pasMpes of the book, is but a memory
of Mrs, Stowe's own mother, who died
when her daughter was It years old. All
the distressing accounts of slave life, the
buying and selling, the whipping and
branding, and other pitiful scenes, were
founded upon facts gathered from the pub
lished documents containing the trials of
slaves for Insubordination and attempts
to esctipe. The story ran for ome months
through the National Kra und nnnlly np-
g eared in book form on March 20, 1SW. Mrs.
towe herself bought the llrst copy of the
book ever sold, Three editions came out
In as many weeks, und Ui editions were,
told within a year in America alone.
SCCCliS'S OC TIII3 HOOK.
In London eighteen dltferent publishing
houses were kept busy In supplying the
demand, tho bales In Knglaml and the culo.
nies amounting to a iniUlun und a half
(Optus. On the Continent it was tiauslated
Into twenty different lungvatges, and tho
name of the author became a household
word throughout ljuiope and In many parts
The moral Influence of the bonk was so
fireat that societies were formed wherever
t was read, expressing sympathy with
Ameilcati abolitionist,, while in the United
States the fiigltve slave law became so un
popular that it was almost impossible lor
a, toaster to reclaim it slave who had once
escaped to the free states.
And o the author who had llrst wiltten
stories in order to help out her husband's
sieuuer iiicoiue uu't who ieii amply rowuru
i id by being able to purchase with the
i money so earmd some household necessi
ties, now found licrselt tho most famous
I woman wilt i-1 of her day. Soon after the
I publication of "Cncle Tom's Cabin," Mis
Stowe pi ei. i ted a key to it, which con
tained all the original facts upon which
the story was touuded. with copies of the
teports. of trials In the slate itcoids. In
this manner she was able to tefute the
charge of iintiutlifulness that was brought
(ugdlr.st her by the enemies of the book,
i A few moi.ths after its appearance in
! book foirn "Cncle Tom' Cabin" was
dramatized and performed to crowded
! houses in Uoston, New Yoik. Iondon and
'other large . nu-s. 1'uople who never be-
fore had thought of the evils of slavery
i now be anic m a few months ardent nbo-
lltlonists. ami when, during the next year,
I Sirs. Siowe accepted mi invitation from
! the Ai.ii-SSlavery Society, of Glasgow, to
i visit Sioiland, her itceptlon was in reality
an ovation from the nation. At every
railroad station where she alighted tho
hud to make her way through the crowds
that had gathered to welcome her, liv
ely city she visited honored her with a
, public greeting-, and even her sightseeing
axturslons to cathedrals and pluces of in
tervt were made occasions of demonstra
tions oJ. fiom the crowds which ipilck
ly KUtncjtMi. froiu the nobility of Scotland
to the iieaV'nts who Btood ut their doors
to site her raM by. She was everywhere
i nr .47iti
rwelvrtl n one who ha done noblf work
Tor the eauv of ftee.i.,m. In Knglnml he
wa met with the fain- enthusiasm, and
Iwlh fmm Hngland and Peotland she. re
ceived large sum of money for the ad
vancement of the anti-slacry cause in
mm oTittm wiinK.
Her next novel wns published four years
after the itppcntanoe of "Cncle Toms
cabin." ntnl also dealt with the slave qtir
tlnti, being founded uiiott mie of those ter.
rible negro Insurrection which from time
to time startled Hie South. This work, pub
lished nt first under the name "Dred," nfter
Hie lipgro, Dred Scott, who took part In
the Insurrection, wn tecehed, with ns
much favor ns had been itlven to "uncle
Tour Ctthln." It wns published Inter tin
der the title, "Nina (Int don," and It wn
Mr. Stowe's last lltetaty totilrlbutlon to
the raupe of slavery, with the exception of
letter, and appeals which from time to
time her heart prompted her to write. Her
other work deals nlmost entirely with the
New HtiKland life of her own day or n gptt
erallon or two previous. The most famous
of the New Ktlglantl novel ate "The Min
ister's Wooing," ami "Old Town I olk."
She also wtoto one charming novel. "Ague
of Sorrento." In which the cene I laid In
Italy. These, With three delightful child
book ntid some volume of sketches, make
up her literary life wotk. In American III
1'iiUito Mr. Stowe statu! it II chief
Woman representative befote the civil war,
, iking IiIrIi plaee by right among the nov
. ii-ts whoe sphere Is the presentation of
i itlrainl life, . .
Her work, like that of Whittle., belong;
t.ot ottly tn llctlott. but to the history of
hr cuontry dining the most trying phase
nf f'-s existence,
.it'sr miioiti: a hati m:.
Milking Itenily for mi llngageinent on Mod
ern Wnr Vi."el,
r'ntii the August Century.
Tie Japanese formed Into two squad
fi.ip The l'lying Squadron, consisting of
the Vo-hltio (Mag), Tnkneho, Nnnlwn, and
AkitMishlmu, led. followed by the princi
pal squadron, composed of the Matsushlma
(Hag of Admiral Ho, commander-in-chief),
Itsiiknshlma, Hnsldate, Chiyoda, Fuso,
and Hlyel. On the unengaged side were
the Aknirl and Salklo.
These twelve Japanese ships, forming ap
parently a single line and pteservlng sta
tion and speed throughout most beauti
fully, could not but excite a reeling or ad
miration. Our tli el must nlo huve pre
sented an Imposing appearance to the ene
my. Since S a. m. our ensigns hnd been
living from their accustomed halyards,
but now there streamed ftom Ting uen
ninln-truck nit immense yellow new na
tional ensign, a similar one succeeding the
smaller weather-worn ensign previously
hoisted, the ndmlrnl's Hag nt the fore
truck being nl.o replaced by a larger one.
A similar chnnge was made on every other
ship almost at once, and the Japanese
ptomptly followed our example.
These twenty-two ships, trim ntid fresh
looking In their point and bright new bunt
ing, and gay with fluttering slgtml Hags,
presented such a holiday aspect that one
found dilllenlty In realizing that they were
not there simply for a friendly meeting.
Hut, looking closer on the Chen Yuen, one
could see beneath till gnyetj much that
was sinister. Dark-sklntied men with
queues tightly colled around their heads
and with nrms bare to the elbows, clus
tered alone the decks In groups at the
guns, waiting Impatiently to kill and lie
killed. Sand was sprinkled on the decks,
and more was kept handy against the time
when they might become slippery.
In the superstructures and down out of
sight iti the bowels of the ship were men
at the shell-whips and ammunition hoists,
in torpedo-rooms, etc. Here and there a
mail lay lint on deck, with a charge of
powder fifty pounds or moreIn his arms,
waiting to spring up and pass it on when
it should be wanted. These men were
stationed nt Intervals to serve the guns
qui'klv; for charges must not be massed
along the I'eck, lest a shell drop In nnd
niak- trouble. The nerves of the men be
low deck were In extreme tension. On
do. k one could see the approaching ene
mv but below nothing was known, save
that any moment might begin the action,
and bring a shell in through the side. (Mice
the battle had begun, they were all right,
but at tlrst the strain was intense.
.ntvi.i: in .imsrsAi.r.M.
Juiipwi III the ttlden 'lline Arrajnd Tbein
From the New York Sun.
As far back us seven c'enttirle before
the Christian era there were very gayly
dressed womn In Jerusalem. Th" prophet
Kzeklel tells of them. They had gar
ments of silk adorned with broldered
work; their bodies were swathed In line
linen; they had shoes of badger skin.
They wore ornaments of gold and silver,
rings In tlik- ears, bracelets on the wrists,
a chain around the neck, a jewel over the
brow and a crown upon the head.
The prophet speaks of the earrings
which were worn by the women of Jeru
salem; but these ornaments were worn by
Jewesses ngus befote lizeklel, even in the
dnvs of .Moses, and earlier yet. There
were earrings among the other gifts In
the oblation given .Moses, as described
In the Hook of Numbcres. The llrst Biblical
reference to them Is in the part of (ienesls
which tells how llebeknh obtained as a
gift a "golden caning of half a shekel
weight" from Abraham's servant, who
"put It upon her face." At it later period
the patriarch Jacob pror tired all the ear
rings belonging to his household and hid
them under un oak true. Subsequently
to that time earrings are frequently
spoken of III the Bible. Kven Job, the
patient man of Cz, must have owned it
lot or them in tho latter part of his life,
for when all his brethren and till his sis.
ters nnd all his acquaintances came to
comfort him under his atlllctlons, "every
one of them gave him an earring of gold."
In the very early periods of Jewish his
tory women seem to have been as fond
of dress nnd decorations as tltoy uro in
modern times. When the daughters of
Jerusalem were appareled and betewoled
In the way described by Hzekiel, their
garments and ornaments must have been
nearly as expensive us those of the
grand dames who now shine In society.
The weurlng of "divers colors," however,
does not seem to have been a mark of
Ilrlien ra?y by Mountain Air.
Lester Pcrdew, u young man residing In
San Bernardino, Cal., Is Just recovering
from an attack of Insanity superinduced
by the high altitude of the mountains'.
Perdew and a party of friends left for
Bear Valley, Intending to camp at the lake
for several weeks. The valley Is at an ele
vation of fi.ooi) feet, and the party had no
sooner arrived at that altitude than Per
dew became violently insane. He threat
ened his own life as well ns all the mem
bers of the party, and he finally was
thought to be so dangerous that he was
bound hand and foot until arrangements
were mado to brintr hint back to this
Then he was strapped to a burro with
his hands tie.! behind him, and two of the
pnrty. hup riding In front and one behind,
started on the journey with him. Arriv
ing at Oreen A'alley, about a.O) feet
lower, Pcrdew was turned over to tho
stage driver to be brought here. On their
way down Perdew' succeeded In getting
his hands united, nnd a desperate en
counter with the driver followed. The In
sane man was finally overpowered with
the assistance of a passenger and brought
on to Itedlands. As they continued to
descend he became more quiet, and when
tho level of the valley was reached he had
become entirely sane.
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"Are you the editor who answers the
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"What would you do If your house was
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"Madam." replied the faithful man nt the
desk. "1 would marry one of mv daughters
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Of Inte ye ir rni'mnt millions have been
so extremely tommunlcrttlve In the matter
of their early xp.'riincDs that no one, we
presume, now hoid th ojrlnlon, once llrm
ly believed in, that the llternty genius had
simply to tt down at hi tetile nnd write.
That It nm the easiest thing in the world,
and, of course, the result solely of the
brilliant fnetililc- with wlrleh he wa gift
ed. Nowaday something more Is requited.
Natural tnlenvl all very well, but only
when It Is deiloped by t-nrly training
and kept going by tonslhtit, hard, method
leal work doe it n mo tint to much. The
niiwl successful writers of the present
time seem to be tho who have had a
hard struggle for existence nt the begin
ning of their carter, ami who are methodi
cal and pnlnstaklni! in their work. A good
example I the Scotch writer, S. H. Crock
ett. Sine the age of 15 he has made use
of hi pen, and for year made only the
barest livelihood, lie 1 also one of the
most html working and careful writers.
He 1 usually downstair at work nt u
o'clock and write on steadily until !. The
ret or the day he put in his spare time
reading and planning out hi next day's
work. The chief leon for the would-be
wrltir to learn from .Mr. Crockett's case
lr, that Illumination Is not the only thing
that goe to make a novelist's success
though undoubtedly It 1 tt great help
but the Inestimable benefit of a rigorous
training, by which hiiblts of precision
and application are cultivated, are. of far
greater necessity and tulvanttiBe,
Mr. Andrew I.ang, In discussing "Tend
enelew In Fiction." In the North American
Itevlew for August, confesses that he has
not been equal to the task of reading
several of the "new woman'' novels. Of
"The Heavenly Twins," for instance, he
1 have never been able to rend that
work, and have only tn t one of my own
sex who had done so. Some, indeed. I have
revn driven tu this water by their lady
wle. but they did not drink. Thus, ns
the liulles will not tell tm- the plot, and
men cannot, I nm unable to prunotincu nti
opinion about the "tendencies" of "The
Heavenly Twins." "The Yellow Aster,"
on the other bond, I have read some of,
laying the book down where the heroine,
who married out of curiosity, was so
shocked by the usual "comeklnses of that
maneuver," as the elder Mr. Weller says.
The heroine was pleasant as Boadlcea,
painted blue, In childhood. Her agnostic
jiitrents I seem to have met somewhere
before. In fiction. The character of the
heroine Is leyond me, but If she Is as
rare as a yellow aster. It Is of no Import
ance. l.ing may girls like her be "In
trouvables." The writer, unlike most of
her peers". Is not wholly destitute of
1 have read a good deal of "Dodo," and
also the remarks on Hodu, published In
an American Journal, by "T. W. H." Am
1 wrong In conjecturing that Colonel Hlg
glnson is the critic? At all events T. W.
11. dtaws a parallel between Dodo nnd
Daisy Miller us exhibiting "the feminine
low water maik of the two nations." 1
congratulate oii. If Daisy is your low
water mark, for I am, and have long been,
In love with thai pretty nnd nnilnble en
chantress. She had n. foolish, vulgar
mother, nnd no breiiHng. but Daisy is
Daisy, and we all adore her. She did not
die; Mr. Henry James resuscitated her in
the play which he wrote about her. Dodo,
on the other hand, is a detestable minx,
and her eternal patter has no wit to rec
ommend It. If Dodo Is our low water
mark, and If lii.sy Is yours, we are lost
Indeed. Hut IT French novelists are right,
you have u water mark much lower than
Daisy; und If some of your own novelists
are right I prefer your low water mark
to your high. Na, surely there are worse
lasses In America than pretty. Innocent,
"Beautiful Britain." Among the many
Illustrated woi ks on the scenery, customs
and architecture of the world which have
been Issued 4m the Introduction of the
half-tone pro . of engraving, therp have
been none which parallel the beautiful
book Issued bj the Werner company with
the above title. It Is an elaborately bound
quarto volume of nearly 4() pages, each
right baud page throughout bearing an
exquisite photographic reproduction of a
feature of the scenery and splendors of the
Cnlted KltiL'i'om, rpal lesliUnees, homes
of princes, noblemen, palaces, castles and
stately hoii-.s. beauties of mountain scen
erv and of lake nnd liver. The pictures are
made on an elaborate scale, delicately and
elfectUel tuned and printed in all the
perfection of the most modern art of the
printer's skill. All Americans have an un
failing iniii'st In the syenes and places of
that historic country that gave us the
foundation of our laws, our language, our
conquering instinct and our faith. How
ever mam times cause of division on ac
count of separation of interests may have
created displeasure one with the other, she
turns again to US and w,- to her, as the
motherland whose splendid story Is also
ours, and In common with whom we claim
the genius of Shakespeare, the laws of
Alfred, and the dominant Instinct of that
Saxon lineage which wins and i onquers
ami siib.lins by processes known to us
aione; the American and Britain side by
side. The American travels for education
and plea-iu e mote than any other man.
The Kngllshmna is too a gie.it traveler,
making his way all over the world with
comtneice first lit mind, but with an eye
ever open fur the interesting in nature.
We give him brighter skies, higher mount
ains, large rivers and broad lakes, with
Impenetrable forests, towering tries and
stupendous waterfalls, besides a never-ending
panorama of active 1 1 fr such as he can
tind nowheie else, We llnd over thero the
story of our common race written In piled
stones and clustering Ivy, repri Semitic the
toil and hop" of centuries; a toil and hope
which we inherited, and whose memorials
are ours. Among the pletur. s of the hand
some book before us are i ores of Illustra
tions of the most historic and Impressive
of theses memorials. The pos-essor of
the book will nt once discover that "Beau
tiful Britain" Is not merely a name. He
will s. e in it the sun-printed evidence of
the rich splendor amassed stone by stone
and tree Iiv tree, from the d.i.is of the
barons who camped by the Itunymede for
the charter that embodies our rights also,
down to the latest monuments of a colos
sal commerce and unlimited wealth. He
will see that the walls are still thete
which saw the childhood of a mighty race
that lives now In Britain alone, and which
were haltered In the earliest of those con
lllcts that have since been fought over
again on n hundred lields, alike In Kngand
and America, conflicts in which the Yankee
and Briton, btanding together shoulder to
shoulder, huve always won.
"The American Government, National
and State." This book has been written
with three classes of persons constantly
In mind: Students who are studying the
American government In colleges; students
who are htudylng It In high schools, acad
imles, or noiuial schools of high grade,
and teachers of history and civics in ele
mentary and socotidniy schools. Touch
ing the last class It may be remarked that
teachers who are using a hook of lower
grade thou ihls ono often want, and per
haps still oftener need, a book of high
grade for their own study and Improve
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of several Important clnsscs of persons
who aie outside of schools altogether
soung men and women carrying on private
study; members of Improvement societies
and reading clubs and ilicles; editors and
political writers and speakers desiring a
manual of political Infoimation for handy
reference, and Intelligent citizens gener
ally, who so otten tind It necessary to
enlarge or to refresh their knowledge of
the government under which they live.
The treatise Is primarily it text book.
It Is written In the belief that the Ainer.
lean government should be the central sub
ject of political study, not only in schools,
but also in the common uillege course,
and that the national und state constitu
tions should furnish the basis of the work,
"A Brief History of the t'nlverslty of
Notre Dame du Iae, Indiana." This book
was prepared for the golden Jubilee of this
noted educational institution, which was
celebrated in Juno last, in the fifty years
of the history of this school .there Is much
of interest, a great deaj of impulsiveness
and, a volume of information for the good
of education the world over. This book
takes tiii the story of the inception of the
work, the strong personality and religious
enthusiasm of Its reverend founder, the
trials and dis-ourugenients of its early be
ginning, and isoei on thtough its record of
progress up to the present, presenting a
well written review of Its whole life enter
tainingly to even the reader who Is a stran
ger to the subject. It has had connected
with lt management and embraced in its
faculty many characters of strong force,
und It has been the training place of bun.
dreihg who have made high inatks up the
ladder of social and material progress.
Tho book deals generously with these, so
far as Its space Is concerned, and justly
with the merits of their work.
"A Hun Ired Years of Missions; or the
Story of Proxies Since Carey Beginning."
This Is a book not intended to serve merely
as a, collection of dates or references. Its
design Is not to tell u, little about every
thing pertaining to the mission fields, hut
rather to tell enough about the most Im
portant and characteristic features and
events in the history of the mission work
of the century to meet the want of the mill
tltttde of reader. As Dr. A. T. Plerson,
editor of the Missionary Bevlcw of the
World, who writes the "introduction, say
"The outline of thought covered In thl
'Hundred YMt of Mission' I unique, nnd
has In en followed In no other book of which
we anow, There will be found here a re
view of the century' work in thl and oth
er lands, which will both Instruct and In
vigorate the reader." It I pivked full
with history and crowded with Interest, ntid
will prove of especial value to the Young
People's Societies of America, all of which
are taking up missions for study. The vol
ume clenrly show that while, all thing
fonsldpreil. a most wonderful achievement
ha been made In the single century begun
muler the lead of William Carey, among
the host that tetnaln to be won over are
about SC(io.0on heathen, Jitf,rM) Mohnnv
medans, ro.w.K,ti,ojo devil worshiper", etc.,
also that the main battle, which shall mark
the turning point, the beginning of the
end, belongs in the unseen future. Its
chapter are written with a graphic pen
and in rt popular style. It Is printed In
large type, I neatly and substantially
bound and contains a good, practical Index.
, A truly royal number Is the Atigiiil Cen.
ttiry a midsummer holiday Issue. It nrtl
clea are of wonderful variety, Interest nnd
Importance, chief among them being n fully
Illustrated desctlptlon by Phllo N. Mclllffen
of the battle of tho Yalu river, between
thu Jnpnnese and Chinese fleets. In which
the writer commanded the Chinese lion
clad Chen Yuen; n comment on thl mem
orable engagement by the distinguished
naval critic, Captain A. T, Mnhati, entitled
"Lessons From tho Yalu Fight;" a paper
by Nordnti, author of "Degeneration,", on
the criticism of that book; n biographical
sketch In the Notable Women series of
Fonya Kovnlevsky, tho Husslan mathema
tician. The great summer resort county
of Massachusetts 1 tho scene of n delight
ful article by Henry Dwlght Sedgwick, en
titled "HPtnlnlscencp. of Literary Berk
shire." which contain beautiful portraits
of Catherine Sedgwick and Fanny Ketiible,
and mnny othpr drawings and portraits of
men Identified with the region. Among
the poems of the number Is "The flreen
Grass av Owld Ireland," by James Whlt
"Holdenhurst Hnll" Is a story by a story"
writer who hns no other object In view
than to write an Interesting romnnce. And
ho does bis work well. It I a tale of
American life, with good situations and
thrilling climaxes enough to satisfy those
who enjoy plenty of action and a pleasing
denoumeiit In the novels they tend.
"Tnles of Soldiers nnd Civilians" is tho
title of a reprint In paper of a very enter
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reading world, and will doubtless fare well,
coming ns It does now from tho press of
"The Art Interchange." An exceedingly
valuable publication is this magazine for
artists, amateurs, students nnd art lovers
generally. It Is conducted on a plan of
the highest merit. Is filled with deslrnble
Information, Illustrated profusely and
handsomely, and In all resects Is a model.
Its handsome supplemental pictures In col
ors urn nlone worth more than tho sub
scription price of the publication.
"Health nnd Pleasure on 'America's
Greatest Ballroad.' " Among nil the pub
lications Issued by tho railroads for the
attraction of summer travel this one. put
out by the New York Central, is beyond
compare the handsomest, most expensive
and most Interesting. It Is beautiful iu
print and binding, with WO pages filled with
detailed Information on the subject In
hand. The New York Central Is Indeed a
great railroad, and the summer tourist
need not go beyond the reach of its con
nections to llnd health and pleasure If
such can be had anywhere In the wide,
l.lterury Notes, '
An edition of "Ben Hur" in German for
the benefit of German-American readers is
in preparation by the Harpers.
Grant Allen's recent story, "The 'Woman
Who Did," has gone to a sixteenth edition
in London. In this country over lO.Ooi)
copies have been sold.
Frank 11. Stockton contributes, under the
title of "Love Before Breakfast," one of
the most delightful love stories to the Au
gust Ladles' Home Journal.
The vacation number of St. Nicholas has
among its cargo of good things for the
children an admirable story by Cromwell
Galpln called "The Bronco's Best Race."
Feminine fiction, says the Saturday Re
view, lives before the mirror; It Is like a
beautiful, low necked evening dress, worn
in order that the wearer may be admired
by nlen and envied by women.
Mrs. Reginald Do Koven's article on "Hl
cycllng for Women" In the Cosmopolitan
gives Illustrations of eight different cos
tumesAmerican, Kngllsh and French
which will Interest all women riders.
Miss Jlrnddon has been writing a novel
which, though not strictly historical, deals
with London and Oxford In the years of the
great plague and the lire. It Is said to be
a study of fashionable life under the Re
storation. Mr. W. B. Shaw, associate editor of the
Review of Reviews, has In preparation a
volume on "Labor Legislation in the Cnlted
States," which will be published by Messrs.
T. Y. Ciowell ,fc Co., In their "Library of
Economics nnd Politics."
Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson, the En
glish physician, contributes to the August
number of the North American Review a
paper entitled "What to Avoid In Cycling."
He has ridden wheels for many years und
Is friendly to the exercise, but points out
The North American Itevlew for August
opens with a trenchant paper on "The
Menace of Romanism, " by W. J. II. Tray
nor, president of the A. 1. A. Up eon
tends that the papacy Is to-day, as It ever
was, a thorough despotism, and declares
that the A. P. A. will continue Its work
to prevent the perversion of the Americ
an constitution to papal dogmas.
The-mldsummer number of Jenness Miller
Monthly Is beautifully illustrated. It con
tains the beginning of a novelette. There
Is a clever short story, and n poem, "By
the Hill," through the rhythm of which
runs the cool drip and dash of the water
uu essentially midsummer poem. There are
pictures galore, and some very beautiful
ones, notably those reproduced from the
admirable etchings of Benjamin Lander,
the well known New York artist.
Not since "The Anglomnnlacs" has there
been so clever a society satire as Henry
Fuller's "Pilgrim Sons." which is pub
lished In tho August Cosmopolitan. The
problems involved in woman's use of the
bicycle are so startling anil so numerous,
under the rapid evolution of this art, that
one welcomes a careful discussion of the
subject by so trained a mind and so clever
a writer hh Mrs. Reginald do Koven. The
Cosmopolitan Illustrates Mrs. le Koven's
article with a series of poses by profes
The most striking paper of general inter
ests in tho August Arena the one that
will surely be read from Atlantic to Pa
cllie Is Mrs. Helen II. Gardener's review
of recent age-of-conseut legislation in the
Cnlted States, She deals with the bills
that have been Introduced In the various
states, and gives the history of the three
bills passed in New York, Arizona and
Idaho, raising the age to IS. .Mrs. Gar
dener bases this demand for fuller pro
tection to young girls, not upon any moral
or religious views, as these vary, according
to birth and training, but upon the legal
rights which are recognized in property
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