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THK KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 16, 1893L
AND THE HEAVENS OPENED,
T.vt.M.Mit: mtAM.o rtu: i'ti-ttmr.
I'ltIM A Mlllt.M.
Mrplien tlilfltiR lulu I let m- l.onkltic I'p
itn flifHt-llr- l Monril-IIU HjlitR
I'ntyrr Alrrp In ilrn,
York, Sept. l-tn hl .rmon tor
I' l iv ltV. 1'r. TiilniiiKf hit rhorn n
! picturpxjtt" n. it l M'trltlmlly In
. i -.nit. JU group hl dlfooufw Into
r r Plctur." Th trjtt .elrcteit .:
' ! 'M, I o th hwven Openlt." Art.
' piien hart ltti frchlfts, rousing sf-
r i nnd the people could not tind It.
v rmolvnl to ! n nw-n nontetltwn
v ill UK to do III thl ly, If Ihi-y dim d.
.' torn plulti pfTarhef of tlnhinuitif
k ll him. The only way tellni tltlp irnti
.i to knock thi' breath out of him. So
rnhl Btfphen out of the nti of tho
, mid with fiire nnd whoop and IwlloW
s I. might htm to th cliff, it was the
m h.n thy Wnnlpil to tnKw nwny
I'V stoning, limine brought liim to the
nf the til it, thoy purhrd liim off. After
ii.nl fallen they rnw ntd lookil down
.lniT that he wa not yt tiail, they
iii to drop tonr upon him, eton' nftcr
. Arnui thli horrible mln of mlMlif
; '."n elanilw-ra upon hi kn-P! and folds
) im!, while th blmid dripn from his
1 1 : nnd then, looking up, he makes
ir.iyprn ino for himiwdf mid ono for
i' unlerrrp. "Lord Jem;, fvrflve my
" that a. for hlniwlf. "lonl, lay
n sin to ttflr chnrgp," that wa. for
ii .irderi-rn. Th-m, from pnln nnd loss of
!. he owned nway and foil np.p.
n i tit to show you to-day tlv- picture.
,-n misting into neven. Fiepnen iook
it fhrlKt. Stephen utonml. .Stephen in
1 i rit praper, fltephon niHT.
i, look nt Stephen iratlnir Into iK-nven.
in vou take it lean you want to know
i- u are point: to land. Ilefore you
o a ladder Jon w.int to know to what
i: the ladder reaction. And It w right
t Stephen, wtthm it few moments of
i' ti, ehould be wisliitf Into II. We would
In well to be found In the hum poMiir.
i n us enough In haven to Keep us irnz-
i . A man of l.irxi' wealth may havo
it" try In the hall and iminttiiK. In th"
f rik room and works of art In all purls
house. Imt he ha the chief plciure.t
In the nrt gallery, nnd there, hour nt'ter
'U n.ilk with 'taloj(ue and itlass
ui ! . erdncreaaintf admiration.
N 11. huim Is the gallery Where Ood
1 j.ithind the chief treaxureo of Ills
I ilin The whole unlverKe Is III palate.
In ti.i lotvr room where ue tot there
-.. tu my adornments; tessellated lloors of
n.r "v.t, and on the wlnJinu clouil-otalrs
. r ,-t i etched out canvas on which com
li ": ! azure, and purple, and mffran, nnd
koIJ. Hut heaven U the gallery in which
i c 1'ief plorles are gathered. There are
' lutithtent rolies. There are the richest
i wtis There are the hlBhett exhllam
1 - fU. John says of It: "The ltlnss of
thi i irth shall lirlnK their honor nnd Klory
,i ) it." And 1 see the procession form
lr ,-. and In the line com" nil empires, and
tin st us sprlnir up into an arch for the
In.-t- to march under. They keep step to
th. f-ound of enithminlte and the nltch nf
nval.inche from the mountain; and the
ll.i they bear Is the Hame or a. consumlns
Wirl'l. and nil henvnn turns out with hurpti
I t 1 tr.nnpetst and myraldH-Volccil neclnmn
'i n ot iinevllc domlnloiiK to welcome them
I mil so the kliiKK of the earth brine
'iHir lienor nnd glory Into It. Do you won
der "::it (mod people often stand, like
S ph. n. looklnp Into heaven? We havo
mii'.y friends there.
Th- re Is not a man here so Isolated In
l'f but there Is someone In heaven with
whom he once shook hands. As a man
u - older, the number of his celestial ac
qtia Pt.-nurK very rapidly multiplies. We
haie not had one Kllmpsc of them since
thr iitKht we kissed them KOod-by, and they
nt .may; tint still we stand (,'nztnn at
In iv- n As when some of our friends bo
m n..-s the i-e.i, we htand on the dock, or on
the -te.im-ttiK, and watch them, and after
nwhile the hull of. the vessel disappears,
mil then there Is only a patch of sail on
the vlcy, and soon that Is none, and they
urn all out of sIrIU, nnd yet we Htand look-in-,
n the same direction; so when our
f . n'l ko away from us into the future
w .rl 1. we keep looking down throuRh the
N irrows, and itn-.nK and Kazlnif as tliouiirh
w . tpecteil they would come out nnd
h i- 1 on some cloud, and give us one
u mpse of their blbisful sind transllBUred
U lule yon IntiR to join their coiiipanlon
fr'i p. ami the years and days iro with
iiinm ,iiat tney nreak your heart,
vipers ot pain, and sorrow, and be
nt keep knawlne, nt your vitals.
"III stand, like Stephen, Knzlnt; Into
n. iu wonder If they have changed
you saw them last. Vou wonder If
W'Ulld recognize vonr fnee nnuv sn
1 1 ii... d has It been with trouble. You won-
t'r f. ntnlil the myriad dellphls they have,
ii' v nre as much for you as they used to
v i. n they save you a li"lilnj.- hand and
I their shoulder under your burdens.
i i winder if they look anv older; and
s .in times In the evi nlng-tlife, when the
'' '- - all nulet. you wonder If you should
I Hi. in by their llrst name if they would
i ..i im-wer; and perhaps sometimes you do
" 'k' the experiment, and when no one hut
. i and yourself are there you distinctly
. , t'-ir nam.-s, and listen, und sit gaz-
I mo heaven.
" '".,nn 1now." "n'1 s, Stephen looking
i hrlst. My text says he saw the Son
' M hi on the riBht hand of God. Just how
t ' i looked in this world, Jilst how lie
'" ' ",!'S,lv,'n. wt eamiot say. The palnt-
"i different aj;e3 have tried to imae-
features of Chi 1st. and put them
invus; but We will have to wait 1111-
.nli our own e s we see him and with
r wn ears we can he,ir him. And yet
I- a wny of seeinu him and hearlni?
ii 'ii now, J have to tell you that unless
- e and hear Christ on earth, you will
n- i- see and hear lllm in heaven.
l. k' There Ho Is! Heboid the J,aml cf
G " Can you not see Him? Then pray
t. ii.il to take tho scales off your eyes.
liO'.u i hat way try to look that way. His
i i.mes down to you this day conies
i ii o the blindest, to tho deafest soul,
--. "Look unto Me, all ye ends of the
and ye be saved, for I am God, and
i" none nine," I'roelamatlon of nnl-
ii emancipation for all slaves. Tell
v who know the most of the world'B
'', what other kliiK ever asked the
.' .ned, nnd tho forlorn, and the wretch-
"ii 1 the outcast to come and sit be-
i. I m? Oh, wonderful Invitation! You
hi take It to-day, and stand at the head
r ih. darkest alley in all this city, and
p 'f'ome! Clothes for your rags, ealvo
f r .p,ir tor.-h, a throne for your eternal
ci 'nt,-." A Christ that talks like that
' .i tH like that, and pardons like that-.
".i wonder that Sti-ph-n stood looking
i in? 1 hupo to spend eternity dolnu
" --ime thing. I must see Him; I must
k upon that face ouce clouded with my
'i bit now radiant with my pardon. I
n in' to touch that hand that knocked off
ii -! lukles. I want to hear the voice that
j .lined my deliverance. Behold Him,
n . hildren; for if you live to threw
en years and ten, you will see none o
t ill Heboid Him, yo used one; for He
in i-nly ahine tliroiiKb the dimness of your
' i 'ititf eyeslirht. Iiehold Him. earth. He.
ho.d Him, hiaven. What a moment when
en the nations of the saved shall gather
e round Christ! All faces that way. Alt
thi .nes that way, Hazlnif on Jesus.
HI-, worth. If all the nations knew,
Sure the whole eftrth would Jovu him, too.
I pass on now and look at Stephen stoned.
Tn- woild has always wantid to net rid of
I o 1 men Their very life I-i an nm-auli
t i .ii wicKeiino-. out witn steplo-n
i i jtiKh the Kati . of the city. Pjwri with
I, .in over the pr. lp.e.-. K-t eveiy man
..iTje up and drop a stone upon his head.
I ii ll.. ge men did not so much kill Sle
j ' n is they killed tln-mselv. s I'.vi ry
t .. 1'bouiiiUd ujein them. While vtln e
i i .1 I'ler.s Hire tiat.-dlxtd by the si-oin of
ml f "id men, Stephen lives In tin alinlra-
,r. of i,ll ChlSt. i,d im Stlpliei st. n d.
1 i' Kt.jihcn aiv.. S, all i in. n must
in ,. It.. I "All wl .. wdl I v. codlv in
I r Ji-us in i t Miff, r p. r. . ut .,n. It
Highest Honors World's Fair,
MOST PERFECT MADE.
I pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
rem Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant,
40 YEARS THE STANDARD.
I no eilntv r.f ft mm li say that terv
l'Hlx Ilk. him HI, on tne anyone who l
doltiir all his duly to stale and rhttfrh an I
t will show .m si ons of lnn ho uttrly
If all nun spenls well of you, It l tieeaiife
you nre either a lavir.ird or a dolt. If n
steamer Jn-ik.s rapid progress thmtiRh the
waves, the water will boll mid foam nil
nronhd ll llrave soldiers of Jn t.'hrlt
will heur the carbines click. When I see
a malt with xolee. with tmney nnd Influ
ence nil oh (he Huhl side, ami some enrl
oittnt him, nnd some xnwr nt him, nnd
smt denoiin. e him. and mn who pretend
to b netuntid by rltlit tnotlXMNi eon-pire
to cripple him, lo pnt him out, to destroy
him, 1 say. "Stephen stoned."
when I see n man In sotne Krent tmiral
or religious reform bnttllnie tltist irroic
fhops, i.noinir wickedness in hlRlt Ida. e,
by active m-ans tryinir to purify the
chtiivh sntl better the world' estnle. nnd
I tlhd that the newspapers nnathemntlite
him, nnd mn, even (rood men, oppose him
and denounce him because, thotieh he does
nood, he do-, not do it in their way, I snv,
"Htenihen stoneil." tint oit notice, niv
frlendd. that while tlu-v oSnulted Ptephen
they did not siieewd rmlly In killing him.
You may nssnull a Rood man, but you can
tiol kill him. fin the dnv of hl death,
Stephen sioke before ft few people In I he
Sanhedrim: Ihls Sabbath mortillu.' he ad
dresses all Christendom. I'ntil, the Apos
tle, stood on Mr' Hill addresslitif a hand
ful of philosophers who knew not to much
about science hk a modern school Hlrl. T
day h- talks to all the millions of Chris
tendom nbout the wonder of Justification
and the irlorles of l-e-mrrertloti. John Wes
ley was hoWled down bv the mob to whom
he preached, and thev threw brick lit him,
and they denounced him, nnd they Jostled
him, and (hey spat utKn him, and yet to
day. In all lands, he in admitted to be Uie
Itreat father of Methodism. Hoolh's bullet
vacated the preldetitt.il (hair; but from
that spot of eonittiluled blood on the lloor
In the box ot Ford's theater there prnlig
up the new life of a nation. Stephen
stoneil, but Stephen alive.
Pass on now, and see Stephen In his tly
Iiik prayer. His llrst thotiRlit was not
how the stones hurt his head, nor what
would become of his body. Ills tltst
thoiiirht was about his spirit. "Lord Jesus
receive my spirit. i ne inunierer Eianu
InR on the trap door, the black cap belns
drawn over Ills head before the execution.
may grimace nlrnut the future; but you
and 1 have no shame In confessing some
nlixlety about where we are koIiib to come
nut. vou are not nil body. There Is with
in you a. soul. I see It Kleam from your
eyes to-doy, nnd 1 see It Irtadlntlni: your
countenance. Sometimes I am abashed
before itn audience, not bi-cnuse I come
under your physical nyoslitht, but because
1 realize the truth that 1 stand before so
many Immortal spirits. Th probability Is
that your body will at least tlnd a sepul
chre In some of the cemeteries that sur
totmd this city. There Is no doubt but
Hint your obsciitiles will be decent and re
spectful, and you will be able to pillow
your head under the maple, or the Norway
sprtice, or the cypress, or the blossonilmr
llr; but Ibis spirit about which Stephen
prayed, what direction will that take?
what guide will escort It? What cute
will open to receive it? What cloud will
be cleft for Its pathway? After It has cot
beyond the llcht of the sun. will there be
torches'llitlited for It the rest of the way?
Will the soul have to travel throtmh lone
deserts before It roaches the cood Innd? If
we should lose our pathway, will there be
a castle at whose Kate we may ask the
way to the city? Oh. thH mysterious spirit
within us! It has two wines, but It is in
a caite now. It is locked fast to keep It;
but let the door of this rage open the least,
and that soul Is olT. Knele's wing could
not catch It. The llKhtnlnKs are not swift
enough to come up with It. When the soul
leaves the body It takes fifty worlds at a.
bound. And have I no anxiety about It?
Have you no unxlety about It?
1 do not care what you do with my body
when my soul Is pone, or whether you be
lieve In cremation or Inhumation.. I shall
sleep just as well In n wrapping of ssick
cloth as in satin lined with eagle's down.
Hut niv soul before I clo.-e this discourse.
I will Unit out where It will land. Thank
God for the Intimation of my text, that
when we die Jesus takes us. That an
swers all questions for me. What though
there were massive bars between here nnd
the city of light, Jesus could remove them.
What though there wen- great Saharas of
darkness, Jesus could Illume them. What
though 1 get weary on the way. Christ
could lift me on his omnipotent shoulder.
What though there were chams to cross,
his hand could transport me. Then let
Stephen's- prayer be my dying litany:
"litird Jems, receive my spirit." It may
be In that hour we will be too feeble to say
a long prayer. It maybe Is thati hour we
will not be able to say the "Lord's Pray
er," for It has seven petitions. Perhaps we
may be too feeble even to say the Infant
prayer our mothers taught us, which John
Qulney Adams, TO years of age, said every
night when he put his head upon his pil
"NYw J lay me down to sleep,
X pray tho Lord my soul to keep."
V may be too feeble to employ either
of these tamlliar forms; but this prayer of
Stephen Is to short, is so concise, Is so
earnest. Is so comprehensive, we surely
will be able to say that: "Lord Jesus, re
ceive my spirit." Oh, If that prayer Is an
swered, how sweet It will be to die! This
world is clever enough to us-. Perhaps It
has treatodi us a good deal better than we
deserved to be treated; but If on the dying
pillow there shall break the light of that
better world, we shall have no more regret
than about leaving a small, dark, damp
house for one large, beautiful, and capa
cious. That dying minister In Philadel
phia, some years ago, beautifully depleted
it when, In tho last moment, he threw up
his hands and cried out; "I move into the
X'uss on. now, nnd 1 will show you one
more picture, and that Is Stephen asleep.
With a pathos and simplicity peculiar to
the Scriptures, the text says or Stephen:
"He fell asleep." "oh," you say. "what a
place th.it was to sleep! A hard rock un
der him, stones fnllliiK upon him, tho blood
streaming, the mob howling. What a plaoe
It was to sleep!" And yet my text takes
that symbol of slumber to describe his de-
fiarture, so sweet It was, so contented was
t, so peaceful was It. Stephen had lived
a very laborious life. Ills chief work hud
been to cure for the poor. How many
loaves of bread he had distributed, how
many bare feet he had sandalled, how
many cots of sickness and distress he hud
blest with his ministries of kindness nnd
love, I do not know; yet from the way he
lived and the way he preached, and the
way he died. I know ho was a laborious
Christian. Hut that Is all over now. He
has pressed the cup to the last fainting l'p.
He has taken the last Insult from his ene
mies. Tho last stone to whose ciushing
weignt ne is suscejuiuie, nns neen Hurled.
Stephen Ib doad. The dire pb-s come! Tt k
taku him up! They wash away the blood
from the wounds. Thoy straighten out
the bruised limbs. They brush back the
tangled hair from the brow, nnd then they
pass around to look upon the culm cuun
tennnce of him who had lived for the poor
and died for tho truth. Stephen asleep!
I have seen the stq driven with the hur
ricane until the tangled foam caught In
the rigging, and wave rising above wave
seemed as If about to storm tho heavens,
and then I have seen the tempest drop and
the waves crouch, and everything become
smooth and burnished ns though a camping
place for tho glories of henvetu So 1 have
seen ri man whew life has been tossed and
driven, coming down at last to an Infinite
culm, In which there was a hush ot heav
en's lullnby. Stephen asleep!
I Haw such an one. He fought nil his
days, against poverty and against nlmeo.
They traduced his name. They rattled at
the doorknob while he was dying, with
duiiB for debts he could not pay: yet the
peine of God brooded over his pillow, and
the deepening twilight of earth's night was
only the opening twilight of heaven's
morn. Not u sigh. Not a tear. Not a
struggle. Hush! Stephen asleep.
I have not the faculty as many hnve to
tell the weather i can never tell by the
retting sun whether there will be a drouth
or not. I cannot tell by the blowing of the
wind whether it will be fair weather or
foul on the morrow. Hut 1 can piophesv
and 1 will piophesy what weather It will
be when vou, the Christian, come to die.
You may buve It very rough now. It may
be this week one annoyance, Hie next an.
other bereavement. Hut at tho last Chi 1st
will come In and darkness will go out. And
though there piay be no band to close your
eyes, and no breast on which to lest vonr
dying head, and no candle lo lift the night,
the odors of God's hanging garden will re
gale your soul, and at your bedside will
halt Ibe chariots of the King. No more
tents lo pay. no moio agony because Hour
has gone up, no more struggle with "tho
world, the flesh, and the devil;" but peace
long, deep, evei lasting peace. Stephen
Asleep In Jesus, blessed sleep,
Prom which none ever wake to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Uninjured by the last of foes.
Asleep In Jems, far from thee
Thy kindred and thy graves may be;
Hut there Is still a blessed sleep,
1'rom which none ever wuko to weep.
You have seen enough for one day. No
one can succi ssfully examiim more than
flvii pictures In a day. Therefore we stop,
having wen this cluster of dlvlno Raphaels
-Stephen gazing Into heaven: Stephen
looking at Christ; Steuben stoned; Stephen
In his dying prayer; Stephen ntlccji.
Truth: Spacer "Too bad this Napoleon
crazo ended so suddenly. Hid It leave much
copy on your hand'"'
Inkster "Why, ycj about fifty original
Suacer "All that work thrown away!"
Inkster "Not at all VII have 'em teady
to use a toon as Ulsmyrck dls,"
OUR BOOK TABLE,
WHAT P Pltl:M:.M I'.tl
Ibe ltrnlt of Literary Work n Shown
by the New Honk Hint Are on
the I'ublltbrrs' MirttM
The tmnuon Time?, In dliftilnR th fate
of Kngllh loxiks in Amertctt, nppettrs to
think Dint thl depend 1st Rely uon n
prevlotiK Knrllsh indorsement. There i
doubtles truth In the position. It hn ex
ception, however, and he New York liven
ing Post rinds one Hint will occur lo annoM
everytiody in the case of the novel "Tril
by." "Trilby" was taken into popularity
here without regard to Hngllsh opinion, and
It lin never hnd anything like tho favor In
the Dngllsh market that ha. been acconbM
It in our own. The livening Pout ihitiks
the rccret of sueeesn In thl country is
found more In getting n book talked nbout,
We have enrller expressed the opinion tlrat
the key to topularlty in the book market
Is llrst of all to be found In this direction.
Kngllsh opinion of nh Rngllsh book, if
generally favorable, does much to aid it
to a reading. .Mr. Gladstone did a good
deal lo Introduce "Robert lllsmere" to this
country; but the renders who send .the lr
eolation of a book up Into the rore of
thousands do not keep the run of llngllsh
opinion; advertising must come In to aid
the knowledge of It With us. An KilRbsh
book has to be "boomed'1 lit our country.
nnd there nre different ways of booming
II as Well as of booming other things lo be
Hootnlng by advertising may be snld to
have bemin with ns In 'the issue of "t'n-le
Tom's; Cabin." Its publisher In doing this
coined the term "sensational" to describe
Its character. We re!iimher nt that time
to hnve heard n litterateur of the old school
lament the wv the business was be liir
done. "They are treating books on sale,"
said he, "just an they would shoes nnd
leather, or cotton nd woolen cloths." It
trim against tradition, but H answered It.
etui. That end whs to get the book rend
and talked about. It was an Immortal
book, and as such was destined lo lie widely
read In any event: but the Immediate fu
rore for It was hasti ned by the ottentlon
created by those who managed the business
of Its introduction. A book that followed
from the !itin house, "The Lamplighter."
of Ml? Cummins, was eent up to h circula
tion several times that which would have
been possible to new author had not
"Pncle Torn'. Cabin" paved -the way. It
was found later, however, that advertising
would not do everything. The number of
people willing to spend money habitually
to own books was still limited, and further
experiments upon It failed. Phenomenal
sales ten orr, and the market resumed Its
normal condition. Publishers who could
get :i circulation of o.OW for si novel thought
they were doing well, and they often sold
less man more tnaii tne number expressed
In those figures.
Great sales have been the exception stnec,
as they were before that time, nnd as they
are t present. This was the Instance of
Mncnulay's "History of Lngland" earlier,
which owed Its largo editions partly to the
fascinating manner in which its narratives
were written, but more to the low price at
which competition among publishers put it
upon the market.
Dickens had always sold heavily here,
not only on account of his genius, but
because everybody talked about him. We
do not think Thackeray had a correspond
ing popularity, partly because he was talked
about more exclusively in literary circles,
and also for the reason that the publishing
lioue that had the control of his
liooks held them at a high price. In
later days there was a curiously un
expected manifestation of popularity In
the case of George Kllot. Site hnd been
read and admired something les than was
Thackeray, probably. Her "Mlddjemarch"
was being published ns a serial. There
was an arrangement between two of the
leading book houses of the country by
which it was transferred from one to the
other, nnd In this It was appraised at a
very low figure, if, Indeed, enythlng was
obtained for It. It proved to oc one of th
most prolitable books that hail ever been
issued. It l. dllllcult to sav whv "Middle
march" had not the popular qualities of Its
predecessors from the same author. The
only solution of the riddle Is that people
had been Induced to talk about It.
Among many Instances In proof that It
Is necessary to have a book talked about
was afforded In the ease of "Looking Hack
ward." After that work had been out three
months the writer met one of its publish
ers, who said: "We have in 'Looking
Hackward' a story of remarkable novelty.
I thought It would hnve a great sale, but
it doesn't. I can't, account for it." This
hook, too, we think, was transferred cheap
ly from one house to another, and It sud
denly went up to the enormous figuras of
circulation that It attained at Inst. People
had come to talk about It. The process
hre is for one to mention It to another,
till everyone thinks he or she must read
to be enlightened upon an Important topic
of the dav.
How this end of having a book talked
about is achieved It Is sometimes dllll
cult to say. Advertisement and indorse
ment by authority, of course, aid It.
It begins unexpectedly In other instances
than those cited above. Miss Phelps'
"Gates Ajar" went suddenly Into popular
ity. General Lew Wallace wroto a novel.
"The Pair God," for a Hoston house, of
which much was expected. Jt was only
n moderate sm ess. He followed it with
"Hen Hur" nnd achieved a success that has
had few parallels. Mrs. Humphry Ward's
Inter novels have been superior In Interest
and ability to "Itob.rt Elsmere." but they
have had nothing like Its sales. That there
Is a prize In book Helling that is open to
writers of not the highest talent is In
stanced In the success of "Ren Hur" and
perhaps other books that might be men
tioned. The key to tt. we think, Is In writ
ing a- book that will be talked- about, but
how to ilnd this key remains yet much an
There Is no doubt whatever now that the
long looked for reaction In favor of Ameri
can iletlon has set in. Publishers are
everywhere searching for new writers of
short stories nnd novele, who can write
of American people in American scenes;
who can tell us about the lives, the ambi
tions, the toll, the disappointments, the
joys or persons wo toucn elbows with ev
Of course. Klnling and llarrie
oe reau, anu jan .iiaciaren, and Jerome
nnd Crockett, ns well as Doyle and Hardy
and Du Maurler, but In the near future
I hey will by no means exclusively occupy
tho attention of American lovers of iiction.
ns they have almost succeeded In doing
during the past few years.
Publishers' will say frankly. If they nre
asked, that so many stories of Hngiish,
Scotch, French and Italian life are laid
before us In this country, because it Is al
most Impossible to secure good, strong,
virile American tales In sulllclent quanti
ties. And they say the reason Is that r-o
few Americans will make authorship a life
long occupation. Of course, we have men
and women here who have made them
selves famous on two continents, but so
sm.tl) Is their number that, it necessitates
constant appeal to foreign writers In or
der to supply the demand of the great
it is naraiy necessary to state that not
intelligent person wouiu no luousn enough
to regret that we have offered us on every
bookstall works by Huropeans who ure
masters in the world of letters; but there
I such a hunger for American books that
It Is a great pity the supply J so limited.
One of the leading publishers recently wan
sneaking of thin and said, among other
"We receive every day a large number
of manuscripts from various sections of
the country, but seldom, Indeed, Is It that
we Ilnd one worthy of serious considera
tion; and yet there never was a time when
the pecuniary rewards offered were so
large. It la a curious thing, too, that al
most all the llctlon sent here for reading
In innnuecript Is the work I should suy
lather the recreatlun of woiiun, who nti
pear to write a chapter a day In tho d,o
hour which may Intervene between mi
afternoon tea und dinner. They seem to
be dashed olt us carelessly as If they were
perfunctory notes acknowledging Invita.
Uons to tuko part In a missionary socie
ty's meeting, or in a fete given for some
charity, or other like affair. And then
these women ure very much surprised that
their stories arp declined.
"1 tell you, sir," said the publisher, Willi
Incriyiidng earnestness, "we are constantly
bcuivhing everywheie for men and women
of education, and Insight Into human pat
tire, nnd the gift of story-telling, who will
sit down at their desks and produce llctlon
while the sweat Hands out on their fore
heads, while their brains surge and swell
with sympathy for their characters, while
their heaits beat faster for the Joys of
their mimic personalities. And no one Is
so glad io encourage young American au
thors with praise and substantial lewards
n publisher. What wouldn't 1 give lor
the opportunity to nay JJO.utf) for an Amer
ican serial story!" he concluded, "as I
understand one of the great migailnes has
Just paid for u novel by an iCngllshwom-
"A (Jaltoway Herd" Is somowhnt In the
vein of "The Lilac Sunbonnet" that U to
say, it Is u love story, yet with a good
deal of the uua.nt theological characteri
zations and priiiiitineiUs of the rugged
iialoway types of the feveleut S-ottmh
l" asar.t oinmon to tho storks in "Tho
Btlckit Minister " The story deals with
the happenings to the wlfo and child of a
Scottlch mlnUur'g prodigal sou, whom the
n i ler find In the opening pagi-s of the
book on hi death be l in london, nmid
squalid Furroumllmrs, brightened nt the
rke by tho friendly onice of one of the
minister's ilnck. who t on n visit to the
metropolis. Ueprlxed by death of thilr
ti.ituinl prolwtor, olid nlo of the minister.
Whom denth too si. the wife niul , libit
find a home In th. moorland fnrm ot iho
t!-.iliowiny elder, who had made thc.r ft
tpialntance In l,on ion. Here 1 the scene
of th. chief Incidents In the book nnl the
cam as on which it I limned, with great
lllernry nrt, the homely domestic l.fe nnd
nulet happening or Iho slaty.
The Idyllic life nt llrnmnllliat I, of
course, cheenurred. hot onlv by (he tir
rival of Hie Uituhin whlf, but by the in
trusion of characters who lleurel In the
early enreer or the ministers son.' wl 'ow,
Hut the complication to which the prs
enee of thee ehurncler Rive rl'c nnnot
her be gone Into: nor can we touch upon
the other lovemnking ntm eventful -n i
dents of the delightful story. Por thise
the render tnut tie referred to tl e It ok
Itself, which will lie found to (ios-hi, mny
of the clinincterltlc qualities of Mr Ciock
ctl' genius and enthralling power or nar
ration. "A Gnllowoy Herd'' s a tin el
that, llko ltAtrle's "The Lltlle Minister,"
will hold the render lapllve to Its dosing
wtg", while II cnmiot fall to ad 1 greatly
to Its author's now envlou reputatl. ti
"Wnna: the History of a Otea M'
tnke," bv Mrs. ollplmnt, has been put In
n new dress of tvpe nnd binding by Hie
t'tilted Slnle Hook Compnny, nnd It l nn
attractive beginning for the fall season of
book output.. The book" of this author
are always widely read. She make go d
tnrle genuine novel, with healthful ro
mance of Intense Interest, mil whkh nl
ways bear rereading. "Diana" Is one of
the best she int. written.
"A Cruel Dilemma." a story by Mnry II.
Tetinvson, Is a romance of KnglnntV nn I
Australia with an Interesting set of char
acters nnd written by the pen of n giod
story teller. There la nothing rpeclally
notable In the treatment of the r.tth r
commonplace plot, but It Is fully up to
tho standard of novels of its class.
Mrs. Humphrey Ward's "Story of Itesslc
Costrell" is to be dramatized.
"Compulsion In Child Training" Is 'he
subject Hev. Charles H. P.rkburt I) D..
dlcusse wisely and well In the September
Ladles' Home Journal.
In Chicago the Sargent Publishing Com
pany, it new lirm In the Monndnoi k block,
will publish the last of September 1- rnn
cls Itacon and His Shakespeare." by Ttie
roli S. E, Dixon.
Longmans, Green & Co. have nrar'y
ready a work entitled "Appenzell. Pur De.
mocracy and Pastoral Life In Inner-lthod-en."
by Irving D. Hlnhmnti. Vnlted Stat -s
consul general to Switzerland.
Not only 13 JVedcrlck Tennyson, brother
of Alfred, now living In England fat the
age of almost ), but two other vcnernb'e
poets, Aubrey de Vere and Philip James
Halley, the latter famous Rixty years iiko
a the author of "I-Vstus."
The nrt volume of Mr. W. J. Court
hope's "History or English Poetry" is re
viewed In the Athenaeum in terms of the
highest commendation. Theft.- nre to be
live volume altogether, and If all that is
said ot It bv this critic be true, It will be
u work without a rival.
Mrs. (Mary Anderson) de Navarro has
known a great many clever nnd distin
guished people In Europe, nnd people ure
waiting with some curiosity for her forth
coming volume of reminiscences. It Is
snld that when staying with Lady Lytton
she saw the Kmibwoith ghost or what
was supiwsed to be thnt personage.
The flvo volum-s of Dante Gabriel ltos
settl's famous letters, edited by his broth
er, will be brought out In this country by
Ilobert Hro. The llrst volume will
contain a memoir in which those particu
larly interested In the painter-poet will
lind a quantity of n.-w matter concerning
his life and cliara.-ter.
"Alone In China" Is the striking title of
a story bv Julian Ralph, which will be a
feature.of Harper's Magazine for October.
This i the first of a series of six Chinese
tales bv Mr. Ralph, with Illustrations by
C. D. Weldon, the outcome of travels in
the East, which both writer and Illustrator
undertook at the instance of the pub'lsh
ers of Harper's.
Dr. Elliott Cones has Just completed his
niw edition of Z.-bulon M. Pike's explora
tions In the West and Southwest. In tt he
has gone In gr-at detail into the head
waters of the MNsiss,p question, and of
the claims ma le bv the explorers of an
cient and modern times. Those Interested
In W'-stern hltory and discoiery are
awaiting with Interest the appearance of
Dr. Coues' work.
The new publishing firm of Way & Will
tarns, of Chicago, announce among new
books: "Vulunteer Grain," verses by Mr.
Fran,cls F. Prowne; a new edition of Mr.
George Gi-sing's novel. "The Emancipat
ed;" "IlussUn Fairy Tales," translate. 1 by
R. Nesbet It.nn: "Little Leaders." a volume
of essays by Mr. William .Morton Payne,
nnd "Queen Helen and Other Poems," by
Mr. John Vance Cheney.
There are indications of a revival of In
terest In th- ISacon-Shakespeare problem,
Houghton. .Vitfln & Co. (Iloston), recently
published a book upon the subject. Among
other sign, the Sargent Publishing Com
pany, of chtcairo, a new tlrm in th" Monad
nock hv k. will publish the last of Septem
ber "Francis llacon and His Shak'stx-are,"
by Theron S. E. Dixon, a patent lawyer,
who was on.- of the counsel In the Hell tele
phone case in the supreme court. It will
hardly "make a sensation," as It contains
no "cipher" business, or anything of that
order, but simply presents In a critical ex
position th- data (almost wholly new)
whose consideration has convinced him of
13. icon's authorship of the plavs.
Writing to the Critic, Miss H-atrlce Hnr
raden sny-' "I have recently had the
pleasure of spending two days at Mis.
Graham's lorac In South Pasadena. Her
house star. N on an eminence looking
ncross the San Gabriel valley to the Sierra
Madre range; an extensive and wonderful
view. Helow her charming garden her own
land is planted with oranges and apricots,
sturdy trees of many years' growth. Here
she gnthers around her the brluhtist per
sonalities of Los Angeles; nnd so. with lit
erary nnd other Interests, with plenty of
sunshine. In a delightful climate, and a
tine mountain perpetually at her command
and the power to write down hr own
thoughts at her own leisure, she may wll
be content to live in Southern California
and help n great new country to work out
We have n tandlng order with all the
first-class publishing houses for their now
noons ns soon as issueu, anu can supply
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lonil of Jokes, Witty nnU Something of a
From tho Detroit Free. Press;
Juiluh P. Hetijamln, of Louisiana, a
member of llavl' cabinet, and an ubio
lawyer, was fond of his jokes. Cuu-e he
happened to nrrlve In town tho day after
a political meeting. A large number of
thoco who nttmded It were guests at the
tamo hotel where ho happened to stop
After examining tbo regUter he turned to
the clerk and said:
"Tho boys had a pretty Jolly time Inst
night, didn't they?"
"Yes, they did," answered the clerk,
"Hut how did yon happen- to know'"
"Why." replied llenjamln, pointing to
tho book before him. "I can always tell
how the bo are acting when they are
nwny from homo by examining their sig
natures. If they put down a lot of hiero
glyphics on the hotel registers inktead of
the letters which spell their names, then
I know that they are having a very pleas
ant visit, Indetd.
"Po you know," he added, after a pause,
"that political meetings are often followed
bj a paralysis of the right hand'?"
"And of the brain, also," replied tho
"No, I don't think so," answered lienji
min, "because the brain has to be pretty
well paralyzed before a man U fool enough
to go into politics, at least for a living."
On another occasion, In the trial of a
case, llenjamln was pressing a witness
pretty hard The man was unwilling to
nvakt certain udmlssiona. and hemmed,
hawed nnd hesitated, and tried In every
way possible to evurto the questions. After
this hud ben going on for some time tho
"Arc you ill? Why don't you speak up?
A hat Is tho matter with your throat?"
"Oh, the witness is all right, your
honor," exclaimed Benjamin; 'it is not he
nt all who is making those queer noises,
but it Is tirnpU the truth, which is feebly
struggling for utterance."
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