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Tl.tt KANSAS CITY JOrHXAL, MONDAY. TTCrKMHElt 2, 3805.
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BEST BOOKS FOR CHILDREN,
mi:ii. hmiux witirriit mil: mi.mi;
or i limit rm.i'i.iti.M'i.H.
llul Ihrrn Are Many .New Honk fur I Its
I tirrrnt llidlil.iy s,-,.n Hcicnlug ill
liiitaldrr.itlon by lluyrri for the
lltillttiy lliiur nf (lift Making.
When ChristBmi pvp oomw titer may
-i Iti any large bk stre a pathet-
' W.1HO going from mtmter t.- counter.
. " g ansl"ttely at the Mlepoth,
, i v asking their opinion, and thn
ii . rejettitur it. lie f?l hi need
instruction, but It distract hi tt
: He wihe to jiurcftHKr and fc
imt dr to do mk H Mm in the
r future the boy wh xpej a boil
. i recent, and he know lit boy ill
i .n opinion and fcl rssdfwtly tree
mu tt. To select ft buok for a
f 13 l on thin, to sp-t tiim to
- it if quite another, a wry wriowa
. "f this position u taken fey Mvc
.- u lder, the editor tr lb Atlantic.
, ujion being- ki'--i which tort
i lie would (Imw, replied; "I net
"k me ungracious, i u aere!?- hip-
- if 1 do not ancwer v ur nu!(;. t
' to know tfc ci.i. hit o. tne and
h tieaiogy before i i.-.q g- an in
- Mt answer."
are i reclseiy h .- .miltlou which
, the anxious p .- haser. In nine
t ut of ten h kr, w ti mu.-h of
fluid and his hi.it i). l( he were
ly ign rant of hi it. the task Woukl
. ally reduced. Un-' of the prede-
c m( Mr. gcudder rv the editorial
i r of the Atlantic has hut scruple
imiig an opinion. He is nt afraid
oi ill.,' t-o Judicial, but too partial,
w i i' piles:
Luring the pnst fortnight I have re
t v.l, ;ind been obliged to decline, six
Ir t iti.ina simitar to yours. 1 regret
ti I cannot comply with jour rciuist
w.'i. it giving cause for complaint to
1 ao t r three persons whom t Would have
B.'um liked to plfnse."
If Mr Aldrlch had been half o frank
ns Mr. Howells a third in the Atlantic
. ji al group he would nave prontpt
1 Ml.ed: "The Story of a Bad Boy."
an 1 -o pleased many good boys who
i ul l upon so excellent a recommenda
ti jii l.ave betn able tn count the book
inr ni; the events of Chris! mas. When
J! I Jl.uells tells the story of his early
! ..r books, and reveals his liking
1 r n.rvthinB but realistic literature, he
i iunHv cannot inolude in lilt list the
ojih ! llrst mentions, but curloutlv
i 'i he omits those he, himself, cared
f r n. -t. There If. however, a flavor of
I rlni uncoiisoinu literary criticism In
H -. IN' choice of a book of adventure
c f Rpntimont. mid a third whinh in
t' hi (! the child to the greatest lltera-
If I should be perfectly "honest." h
wrii ., "which Heaven forbid. I would
i . tint the best books for vounff peo
J'' know f" 'My Utorary Pursuits.'
V It..y's Town. and 'Christmas Kverv
.. I would add a fourth, but I have
irtt. n only three, anil ou afck for no
m r . If .ou don't nirree with m about
Vut uhut Is the matter with 'Jatk
T'allistor's Fortunes.' 'The Prince and
t" t. Pauper.' and 'Lamb's Tttl-s from
Shakrs,..e7' Thore S nothin( tllat
,' ,:l "ns rt quickens so much as Rood
Il'ti.uiire, no matter what it's about."
m iib the men of letters who are
d min.iTcd by memory are Thomas N"
Ph Francis II Stoddard, Frank It'
S kt..n and Owen Wlstcr. Mr. Paee
"" 4 ",,t Jellplous books ns not in .-omit
'in n, and then select "A Hook of
! rv lales" of the old kind. "Robinson
o' and "Ivanhoe." Mr. Stwkton
I- ,' .!."! that tli eliliii h,.,... .i ...
i . lilies. "Mldsilrnmor VIh.'D
and ' Pilgrim's progress." This
InterestiriK and stiKRestive list.
kton stipulates that the child
I" of n erajje intelligence, and
Mves "Hohlnson PiMianft" .tk..
Ar.i t,,, Xlghts" and the "Parents' As
nii.ii t One can rendllv iti.io...i
fiocion should think t.t
-.ii v-rusoe and "The Arabian
.-. one the most literal and the
' li'- most extra vas-ant of romances
' it be should not have been t-
i is Ilowells' "Literary PaHslons"
was, l.y such books ns "The
'.uardsmen," Is odd, aa it would
t- ' the circle of romance for su-h
- Owen Wister has theories as
."" " ""known rac-tor, and a pn :
. !, I, coiiMqueotly not possible.
- - of shoe or hat lb best for 12-year-
"" nsumln an average meature
..., . .,-,.,, ,t Mvjns to me h
ter moral coiiraire, rood
f.'iir of Ooil (thri'e i.
uns are ant to lack at
re the books young
K '' ,i ,1 recommend
' Robinson Crusoi,"
-- Thi(,e for the
I hi nut u.blo to say.
I -1 .. of Miss Edgei
' i ton responds lie
.ii to mean the
- rn .t Ktiowlpdtrv of
' n iil-n ami st.iilt
1 mne flrst Cun-
'- . l.oKen for their
. up.irt from dog-
! '. seems not to
n line of work,
iple of "Tim
I .-.ujs: "When
I mi a sofa and
' l'h thi- Second
1 l.is-t of the Mo-
"r I think hls-
ibfiilt til. bt
i i wet hold of."
l. Ueworth, Uun-
aur lettur the
' "in the need to
w nrld broadenn.l
" ' cultlvattil' It
' name a srond
i 1 1 union the old
- Miss Kdije.
' . n. Id' and 'p-
iin !' thu newer
1 .mi Hiown at Riik-
' -t jour careful
' ' i'e mutters and
" into one's head;
'" ' in now, any mori
i nt Utile icrund-
1 i k clenidDil for
n. i., .e ah., i j-ive him a clean
.i safe one, that hmi a ood Uutu
i'il story in it aid triiat to nature
iday om.Mie intiui-n..ts for the
' . "
. Vr takes his place by the anxious
i who opened this ooni;reth. Iina
. 'f) dnide without thouifhi. "I ani
i In point ..f taking fehip tur abroad
mriy 1 iHiiiiot kejid ou the thre
I would h.ive to think it over a
l, and I cannot do it off-hand, lt
' me lnih 1..I1 klnti out books for my
i ml the mole I know about n thu
.iMliUI i Hill all'Mlt It '
ll. lil-t'-t. A II i 1,,-t we b, t no
1 " i' ' J"1"' i Ii If l'i mjkliiK
"' ' I' ! hi. ti .i.-iiro
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houses of dellsht. no child of 12 or 40 will
u itomnson Crusoe could at this uay
Rather around him hih constituency no : ', Bi'1iS,vi,lla'Jr.if Se .
island on the j;lone would accoramo Jate the ''"t. ."i.'".'. J.aiiS..?in
truwd He enviiv ipa.is th.. tiai .-.ithoii.ti outcropping of human nature and a oeautl
"HhrrtnVs Prot-reJ" mWo rioJ . hShft T ' ful completeness, everjthlnir seemln fln
Mr TSiJottrams foTlo,.- e ,1 ?li 'h"d by an untlrinn hand and active mind.
.".,- .tPii '.la-rn.s.folio!'- The three ,fc . 1v. Drt)etual charm to Steven-
iiuuns wun-n l vvouiu Huraegi wouiu. oe ,
Robinson Crusoe,' 'Arabian Nights' ml
Charles Uliot Norton's 'Heart of Oak'
. .Uxw,, . rtrtl I
And next, Noah Brooks, who has caxe
fully considered the whole matter:
"Your Inquiry a to books for young peo
ple is what worldly people call a corker.
1 don't know anything about girls, at least
not small rirls. If I were o select three
books for a moderately InteillRi-it boy of
Vi. I should beifin with 'Robinson Crusoe'
then I should tnko charle- and Slary '
I'""!' i.ije iruni onaaespeaie, toufc'h
thoueh they miclu npp.-ar to him. And for
the third I should be pualed between 'Tom.
Rrow-n at Kueby' and Klnipsley's 'Water
immeH, -,n an inclination towards uie
Urunder .M.tthws gives- us:
"Irvlnic's Sketch liook." Franklin's "Au
tobloRTiijihy," Roosevelt and Lodse's
"Hero Tali-i of American Hiiori-."
The women keep to the old favorites
ywy largely, the lten and brothers rea4
iner togetiher. Elisabeth 6tuart Phelps
. " i". ,not hnow any 'three best' books
for children, but many eood, better and
Ji?"K would suBjrest nmontr them
Jtoblnson Crusoe,' Tnclo Tom's Cabin"
und 'Alice In Wonderland' a a good va
riety. I tdiould not wish to leave the dear
Testament quite out of the at count' But
-undcrbumd, I do not scdeot these a neces
sarily 'the best." "
Alice Wellington Rollin conMders before
fho replleF: "I muft lausrh at oti a little
bit, for how impossible to see. t three
best where there aro thouiand that are
rood! I am tempted to announce. The
JUble.' 'TUinyaji's Pilsrim's Progress' and
S.ilnts' Rest' as reliable; but not bavins:
read the two Ihm myndf, rfhaps I hud
better not. (In the pur of the moment,
then, X may Ruttrt-st 'Little Women.' "Hans
Brill ker.' The Story of i, Short Lire.'
Little At omen' for the sturdy and cheerful
independence good for an American child.
Hans Brinker' for widening the Interest In
children of other lands; 'A Shoit Life' for
working, tho sympathy with the inevitable
switohh lhat come even to children "
Ivanhoe" and the "Junirle Book" and
"Men of Iron," are Maricaret Sanester'a
elioiie, "Rubin Hood" and "The Old Tt-a.
Imnifni and tahakesiieare" are named bi
Abby Sne Rlchnrdson. and adds, aa mlch
be cxnected. "Morte d'Arthur."
innifnt and tnnkesiiire" are named bv
auiu ratvi' uirmiriiKon. uni miiiB n n, i
ui.- vAin-L-tcu. Aiurie o Artnur.
Trlncesse- in Love." This is n complU
lon of sketches made by a man who de.
clares that he has no qualification for such
work, and he takes up a page or two of in
troductory space to show how It eame
about that he undertook the task, nut re
gardless of the modest assertion aa to
his unlltne.ss, he hah made a good hand
at the work. Hf goei back into the dim
and misty past for Very much of his ma
ter.il. not mltwlng Cleopatra, pelll.ih,
tlalatea or the Burg la in the list of thoe
he pilloried And the book U certainly
a most entertaining and a very highly in
Slrui.tlvei.lere .f literature. Ono might
eriticlse It for the sal,e of crlticm. but
after passing tne aertlon of ho author'
iuperfect equipment for the work he did.
une is prompted to tell Jut the simple, uni
adorned truth about it and leave the rest
to the Judgment of individual leaders.
"College furls." ML, ,bbe Paitcr flood,
loo must herself have been a colli ge girl
At any rate, the knows the genu, and
knows them will, ole she cuuld not have
mpk such a thoroughly entertaining book
ir stories about them. She. at any rate, is
perfectly familiar with the hopes, plum.,
ambitions and dally life of the nvsiug
college girl, and has made her stori-'s i x
e.iilliBly bright. Ith tenderness, pathoi.
and humor well combined for thorough
etfectlvemsB. Her gills are live, "uii-to-dite"
girls, and, moreover, they are woin
uuly, tender and ayn.tMilieilc when the or
i a on demands It. There l a good degree
i.i literary skill shown In tha willing of
tin j storlta, and they cover a wide ran.-e
't characters, girl students. ..ollegH men
l1"'1""". and people of the larger world.
.... ... nuuut urn. mni nappy iiti'rpji.iw
.ii the artUt, Jlr. C. II. Uibtoii. '
"Margaret Wliilhrop." Women of Colon--.1
and Itcvolutlmuirv pimim " iL ..... .i..
f a new serieu doaJgiMd to jurtruy the
i vi- of sonva of lbs most emtmnt women
ii. Aiiwrii-au Colonial und Revolutionary
Lines, and to picture the doine:. ,,nd ko.
u.l. as distinguished troin the imbljt-, fe
Jeu ..''' xhfy Were tt conifpl, uou purt.
Jhc u.'.!.t volume, now reiuly. In on Mar
K iret Winthrop. und ii ,y Mm Aliie Morse
L.ir)e Margaiet Winthrop w.is the dmigh
.r of Sir John Tyndal. a man of .inr
B;tcr ani influence In 12sex count v, f.n
gumi. Mr. Kurle makes of the th m a
iiiui-t Interesting volume. Manor Uf in
Lngldlid In the time of the llrst Stuait
kln- esp'lully that which nllt ttd the
I'urltati spirit of the day L graphically
painted, and a suggestive contract , pie
'nt'd bnwicn the munners an l -utoiiii
of l'urlun Kuglind as thty alfe ld the
rountry liousewfB and Inly of thu manor
and loose of MassaetiUaetts In lelatloti to
V'' w,',fc ,.' ,,'tt fiovernor of the colony.
Mrs. Lrle gtnlu for contrasting lvid
mu 4vai.-a .a iiUiii.,M.i
plclurc from materials tf.nt would have
no ttieiinlnn or alue to tnost liioirr.it'''ers
Is tmrtieularly shown In this book. In th"
lack of mi exlttitiK lot-tinlt of Marfan t
Wlnthtop. Hie frontispiece Is fl fnc fltnlle
or u beaitiirully written letter from her I J
"ltetleions nml Comment."." Imrin? the
Inst thirty ears .Mr. i:. I,, o-lkln ln
held a place ns n. 'writer upin turrenl u ti
les which has elven hltn the nltintion of
ery larire nnd thoiiKlittul cotistltueni y,
tinier the above title he has eollovtel a
series of nttlcles from his own jien wlilrh
nave nppenred In the Nation eoverlnR tli"
petloij to whh li trs hete rerer. As a tub
tnev treat of thu prtticlpal non-politi. al
tmle, wth grave ami rnj, whlih lime
durltiR tint time atlnt'tid the attention
of the American public. Pitch channel
hnve been made In the text where Inp".
of time or hnuRo of clre nmtances stetm 1
in or are tne senw . It Is a work or alne
to those who desire to retain n bold upon
the thread of evenN of the reient m-t
It comes from the press of the Sojibiut.
, "Dlflo ami the Katydid." AmntiK the hol
iday volumes sent out by the Mcriinm
t'onipany is a handsomely printed nnd vi r
effer tlvely Illustrated storv for Utile m
with the above title, by Frances V ml
Llwartl J Austen. It Is a story for minis
renders and Is Just such a production n
inlsht I etiweled from the hnn Is and
brains of Ihese two, who have before ir '
duced most (lettchtrul works or the k i i
nf oure it Is a fairy story, and no .n
retiilatcl household with (hlHien nn !
evpectn! to bo throutrh the coming t'm.'
weeks without Invcstlgatm the m.iikit
Tor new proilnctlons In that line,
"Micht Fnto My Path." Mr. John lli'l
h prered a volume of ununin! int. i. t
and one alculated Tor milch aood urn u if
thoe for Whom It Is Intended In the ii ,v
named work. It Is Intended ns one of a
jroup of manuals adapted to diffi i. n
forms of religious worship 1II aim
to Hive a pla-e therein to the irreiit pm -Ileal
truths of the Scriptures, In their n
ntlon to one nnnther ahtl to hiimiin III,.
as seen In the lllblc Itielf whkh. thon-h
widely part.il from one nnolher theie in
time and clrcitmatnnccs, have yet a un"
of aim and Inilucnv'e towards proving their
divine origin. He 1ms taken poetical ' I.
tlons to Klve further expression to P rlp
"The Elements of Higher CrlthUm"
uhnt Is the higher criticism as a nuttm!
of tudy. applied to the Bible? 1 t..:
nnv leetrtmate spheie ror su h a ihi.t'
hlementary as these question may be i i
the well Informed, they are askerl by ran '
thousands of earnest, intelligent, fill
minded men. ThN new book. "The I-
ments of Higher C'rltli Ism," by Profi'-.r
Kenos, is essentially an exposition of t1-,.-above
tjuestlons. The svotie of the Work l
not to advocate or oppose any set of re
sults, but to state and explain the prim I
pies and methods of the higher crltn-Nm.
with rffererce to the larse and Rrowlna i'-
nomcai ami oook literature on ine sunje. i
and as an aid to students who are about
to approach the crllclsm as n part of their
preparation for teaehltis and preaching the
"Contes et Legendes," Second part. Thl
eollection of rairy tales and legends, in
two handy volumes for convenient ue. l
Intended as en Introduction lu general
French literature. These storlfs have been
ued with pupils of all axes and at differ
ent staites of progress with most erntlfvlns
results, either with or without the nocom
panlment of a crammar. The most iu -ceful
methods for usinc stories In teatli
ln the lancuurRe and IntroduclnR pupils
to the srreat literature, of which the French
people are deservedly so proud, is Indicated
in each of the books by the author, and
can be easily employed by any teacher of
"The Novels and Tales of Robert Lout
Stevenson." On November 4 wc fullv no
ticed the handsome series of Stevenson-
work, to be complete In sixteen volumes.
At that time we had nine volumes now
four more, and the three remaining vol
umes will be ready and the serifs complete
during the month. The volumes of to-day
are "David Balfour," "The Black Arrow
and other Tales, and "The Merry Men
Ti-. JekS and Mr. Hyde," "The Master of
ItaUantrae." Thoee wrishltiff a beautiful
and complete set of Stevenson's writings
for the library will find the series alt that
they could desire. They are printed on
i rcjm pages, with clear-faced type that
Is a pleasure to read So completely did
Robert Louis Stevenson win the public that
a reviewer can add llule. His death was
felt to tie a calamity by a Kreat multitude.
who will cherish his memory and read and
reward his charmlnir literary creations.
- . ... -,- . , .. v..n. .
TZIk XV hi. r,,.Vr. rt,7m.
. z. --- -. .-..-..-. .. w. ....
Ing as Scott's and as natural and true to
life as otcKens', while his analysts Of cnar
aeter is somrthimr impressive and remark
able. In this line his "Dr. Jekjl and Air.
Hyde" are unique and unexcelled in our
literature. Hamerton. upon reading Stev
enson's flrst book, prophesied that "h
would yet prove one of the best writers
llvlne." Mr. Hamerton dlfd before Stev
enson, b'lt llveii long enough to see bn
The Chnstmjs number of Frank Leslie's
ropulor Monthly is already out, and will
hardly he surpassed in richness ami beauty
of pictorial illustration, or In seasonable
variety of liprary ontents. by anything
that mi) follow during the holiday season.
A trio of (-t'lrle"! lilting the season, and of
iusi me nnt ifnctn, starts tne u-t ot good
things In tli. Thanksgiving Youth's Com
panion. It is followed by an exciting ac
count' of a wr.if hunt, by J. E Chamberlin,
while a liberal suppiv of ratwlljnv, of a
most Interesting and instructive order,
helps fill the number,
Rudyar.I Kipling's famous Jungle iorles
had their origin in the suggvHion of the
alitor of St. Nicholas that he try his hand
at writing stories f. the young reders of
that magazine. This Mr. Kipling w.u-. the
morn ready to do aa he said he had "inown
up on St. NSchola. Hi- will wilts for It
during the coining year in a new vein; tha
Jungle stories are finished.
Mary E. Wllklns has doi.e something new
In the piece of work Ju-t completed and.
given by her to the Ladle' Home Journal
for publication. It i a series of "Neigh
borhood Tv pes." Th.se "types" are tho
most unique charai ter- and ore found in a
supposed New England village. To tho
pcrtroval of each "type" M.ss Wilkins do
votes a separate sketi h.
Outing for Iiectmber Is a plettnant blend
ing of goo1 fi.-tlon and hnuv sketches of
sport, adventure and trav I In many lands.
Two excellent complete stoiles are, "A
River Between." by Klorenio Ouertln, and
"Charlie," by It. Iscrgengrcn. The river
between does not prevent, u New Vorker
visiting Brooklyn to some purpose, whllo
"Charlie" is a disembodied iplrit ghostly.
One of tha most expensive tiooks ever
published will be "Tho Life nf Christ," soon
to be Issued at Tour., France. It will have
nearly four hundred Illustrations i-epro-duced
in color trom Hie paintings by James
Tissot, upon the pr.nluetion of which thu
artist has been etiguge.) tor the bast ten
yoars. .The tirst tw enty opies of the book
will sell for n.flno i a"h and the remaining
copies, WO in all, for 3f0 eath. The pul
Ushers ask n lei-s than 112 tor a single
speclmsn Illustration, Uy a, siiei lal con
cession from the art 1st and publishers to
the Century, that magaslnn will be en
abled to repfodiKe twelve of the choicest
of these plcturt in Its Christmus number.
Mr. Leslie J. l'orrv. who Is a mrmhwr ..
the government couinitsiou engaged in
pi.bllshlng tha "War Records." ha gath
eied together a number ot Interesting let.
tils and indorsements of I'resldent Lin
coln lelutlng to prlrnners of war, und they
will appear In the christian Cenmiy un.
der the title, "Apiieals to Lincoln's CUtn
ency." It is said to have been almost im
possible in the early davs of the war to se.
cure Mr. Lincoln's consent to the exe. u
lion of a soldier for desertion, but later ho
was obliged to give less attention to per
sonal appeals, A characteristic indorse,
metit Is one found on a large bundle of pa.
pers covering a single ae, und that unim
portant: "What possible Injury can this
lad work upon the canst, of this great
Union? 1 say let hnn go."
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THE WOMAN S BII!I.n. Part 1. European
Publishing C'ompanj-, New York. Jo Lets.
I'OB Moiti: ntiii.Do.M.
India Nof lVcla the Kffcct of tho New
FSrom the L.-1on Queen.
Moham.'.v -n ladles, though kept still.
as a -rule, Hi the strictest seclusion, are
leginntng to ask for more freedom nnd.
Wiha-t h. a great deal more auspicious. &
fewof theni n are beginning to a-k it 'for :J"CIlor- l ln? Government to cstdb
them. "No progress Is uo.-slble for one lls" tne new boundaries of Menslng island
people," s-r i an jirtluuntia.1 aixl hlghiy
of the e lu.inn w en.fone 'la a vito. a-ui'il the acres of that island when it was
unworshj suspicion." This chivalrous
Ktunwuii-t ' in tea out nis prinnpies i,y years Miice, lemained tlu-ic continually to
Play 1.rr-',ostudJy'tc ?he rneaMs'de? "" positively dlarc that many
light at.l t.. vlilt at English houte-- ai!d '.t'ttrn, if.ier tb" rc-.ervntlon w.ib laid out
hSwlf, o. .ipies Khe U-"f Si mtrt C the llcKle waters of the Mi.-n-ourt siupt
tlhil mom, APMa tS hoK' iTiLrt f ?-vvay eve,.y vestige of the land, nnd th.'u
boing minted to the dismal and oftv.v iSTteFi- L"riv.. Vh-J "?,..., i ., V,.wtl ,u .a
squalid nun' of the zenana. In Rom- n?,li r ,.rr' M f'"-'t h, v.'isily subci-pt-bay.
Mobanim.dan .ladles are very highly Some ' tlZ'subsenuem .,. the ..,.,....
educate!, a'il have a good deal of lllntty
of aci,..n while attll behind the purdah.
I regn 't.d greatly missing the opportunity
of meeting these ladles, who had (ailed .1
meeting ror u.e to address them on the sub
ject or f'luridlng a branch of the National
If earth Si ti In Rombay, and teai lung
eieroeniKr.i. .'.in. union to tne natives.
obliged n,e ,,, give up this and other cri:
gagements of a similar cJiai.u ur.
,du.-utl..n u, the tirst step townnls liber,
ty, and as the Mohamroedai women b"-
come moie universally Iilchly odueated,
uiiuuuiauiiiii r. nuwf ver
M..., .... ...v.,nH..,,... .v.0 ...u ,.,,-
ylng in the hg
The P.ir,.. fonn a. sect which, though
small, is extremely InllUentlal In India Tho
Paraees are like the Quakers of Ireland,
ueoturians who are wtcceisful trader-, but
who are. at tho sauia time, dis.tiigtilsli(d
for tihelr probity ot conduct, tholr tiuth-
fuln. and their charity. 'I ho Parsees
d,f,"lv'.lh'ir, $ ",n4 religion from I'.-r-
kin. rh v bllev In ono siiprmie being,
Ormusl, of whom ioroasttr it. tho turn
tirophi-t, and tire, wWch cleanses, the sym-
liol. Morulii is comprised of pure thoughts,
pure w'ord .md pure deels Evil d -eu nr
punlslied ,ifur deahi angcln who aid man-
kind and tbe rtsurrfctlon of the (bad are
b"llevf.l in; charity Is so well practiced
Uial a P..rs. t'ggnr Is unknown.
Among the parsoafc the women are hon.
ored nd free; thy nle highly eduonted,
and a Pan... Ialy taks her proiwr io.
tlon as hi ad of her .husband's house. I met
a Paie lu-ly ip1lcii .student at Hydr-
it bad, who was pursuing Imr ntudles with
marked dlstlm Hon nd ability. There .ir.-
six lvalue ladles studying medliliiu In oth
tr parti, of India. Pariee ladies wsar a
riMtuin whteli dL1nguliies ttnm ut once.
Over a -!v rt, uli'.ilght dis-t-s tlie s-iri Is
brought In lolds and tiansed ovr the he.iif
iiie giiuiany urtss in iwii luioieij, mui
silks, anl the edK of the drcs and nrl
aie (Ka.itlfully embioldeted. A group of
le.rsi... L..1I , In L- ill lirnw. looku lllvrt -1 li.l
ir irii." rt..wM.
or spriu. iiowcn,
Tlu- ti in i. i!ly drss in pah coloied. fcott
Ilou't vb.tlt until 11111 aro U'k before trying
Carter's l.iutu Liver 1111. Lut gut a rial at
ouie. "i ou can't taHo tliem without Lcuotlt.
rrom the llitwiltl Clarion.
Puck: Tin- prlsso nf a liandiumo gold
tilled, hunting iuo wutch, olfei.i) to the
winner in the sliavud-and-guinad pig mpt.
.11 inu-uiiii-r.iiKilig s-ouiei in lut picnic glv
mi n .in- imiiuuuoo inn 1,0.1 inuiuny
.,w...., , ..no .,.. ,.j ....n .,.l JU.'1.
over, win. tang tlio porktr in 1111 urtistlc
manner ufi.r un exciting struggle lusilng
exactly khii minutes by the prize wat.-h.
Mis ill.uiy. who Is a coiuiuiathc mw
couwr in our midst, is 11 putlle, glrllh
tn-uniy of the Uowct-y lilonue type, wltli
hulr a koft us thistledown nnd llko licit
cream in Its light goliku hue; with ets
ua blue and coulful us the deep blue wiituia
of the sea, mul In u unnplexion us fresh
und pink ai tha bhell tho. water yield:
and Willi u high, broad brow denoting raio
Inti He. tual fon-e und loft purpose. We
(ongruti.lute her on her vlctoiy of latt
Worth the. llllTerfmc.
pre.u h.r half a dozen time." ild theboy
who was whittling .1 stick. "Vou people
p.iy him fSOuO a war. He uin't a bit hit.
enicago TriuunB! "I've heard your
ln, our preacher, uud all wo pay our"n is
i'M, but our preacher says eyether und
nyethvr, un' your'n don't." replied the boy
who was nharpuing hU knlf 011 UU bhoti.
I Illt iU rpe win ru-u.ctc, $
" Assx, ientuaniiliiaucn. o
Cliristnaas Gift 5
i or thottcstailditiou toone'rtOTrn HUn.ois 6
WEBSTER'S INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY 0
uccttsor of the o
Htnmlnrd rf the 5
t ov't rnnuiiv X
'iTc, ih V r mi- 5
Iinne Tonrt, nrni cf Q
tjrftr'7 all Ilie School' O
nit'iiilci l. Lite x
unnt'nuent or O
' ool,ani other ri- O
ncaton almot Willi A
b i.tiaibt,'r. X
j 9 THE BEST FOR EVCRYBODY
It Is easy tolled the word wanted.
i It Is easy to uncertain the pronunciation.
It litmr to trace the crow th of o word.
$ It Is easy to learn wliatu word niesnu.
6 7. ,C- C. 3lj:i!llTAM CO., Publishers,
O flirlnatielil, Mas J t. A.
5C AIIH of the fe'low fiat promises
ff"' ?L""'?-f T 'l
Insurance Better look him up before
I parting- with vOur dollurh !ew
Englnnci IViutual Life Jnsurance
Co MA- U Ml LL. Occfiti Agent,
c" i'"h'i Ula Iim,diaS.
POINTS ON MENSING ISLAND.
nirricri.Tn.'s I'm i.i: - -wi will
COr-VII.lt LN His CI.AI.V.I.
Ihe Ilinjiot.il Jtlier front 1-uiiU t'nn
Miouu to Jlo Accretion, a tlie tirig
lii.il I-laiid Kut Inly l)b.,iipi-.trvd
it Will lie n Hard 1 igbl.
and assumo possession of those valuable
reserved aj a mUltary reservation thirty
anco the government had stono n v.tincnts
pl.tcel in the river along near the tm.t of
Troust nvenue, and stopp d the mtttlng of
tho jouth bunk of the river. The oiisirin--tlons
i aiiscd a dfilection In thi iiimiit
and turned lt away from tho bank, .ml tlio
result vwi:. that in tho stmce whu. Men.
sing Island oni o was theie vveio formed
tn.. -. ....... .. , ,.... i.v. ...... . .
Tn"y formcii us 'a.-c etloris to In, '.h'ore
and ut no tlm., siiii-e lis rn.,.. , V-.ee. i, "
""over been an is and or S I
n any vvai As n i Llnml It , l,i n
th government but us iii a. eUoii m
u.viiers ul me river I i.ni. it I
thnusnnds of dnllutv, and
lmve owned it for many yrats in.l pad
heavy taxes on It nro certain to Vi'.il e 1
haul fight beforo they e,r surrender the
posstssiou of It to tho Eovernniuit or any-
tho men who
Tho lack of definite Information ns to tho
coiulnuous existence of thu land ut the
ik.Iiu liidlcnt-d on tin. map (is tho Iblnnd
may cause the government to be gieutly
sniprlked vslien tho ciisa orm-n on for In ar-
ing in thu uurt. Thu Island was there nt
tin ilm., of lt reservation, and ut the
Idintbal point tliete nro now eonie liroad
items that Uigely ivm the former ilm i-,
of tho hdund. The t.n-t that it was tin re
nnd lhat land oceuphs the banie iioaltlon
now, vtas taken K-Mldy by thu govern-
miiiit in proof nf Hie fact that thu land
had been permuili-'iitly a resident of Ilm
watery wnv, while the conut Information
na to Its leaving was wholly unknown mivo
to tho i.opl& vho have lived hctu tonlln-
-i m-v- inu.ir -,,., , ..,,,. ...
Alicgid Atleuipt nt Knliliiry tininlag Out
of a iiooii Ai.ii,iiluiiie,
John Mnogtin, of Eighteenth und Tor-
,. iirii, kiimk ii ,7 i iv ...... i ,
!?" , 'r,)'T,i k.i J, !, 1,m 'Y,' Lw
Ior n 'Jr linn 1 ? Lifer11 !hU . V, nht
SUS . ellVtr ilUln-'ll loonier, 'thi wiiintt
"' V"5 ,''r ej.-h lime would put It up
again to be i.mi.-a f,,r mm tho gnme con-
tinued away Imo tho night
nroitr.'toS of tin- irume l.nnnv.iii - j. -
planned with a man named Thompson
and when Dually tho ciow.l weailed of
t-li.ikliig diet- for the fowl, lmoguu nnd
Thompson fctuittd soulli on Haltlniore avi.
nue. jwiogan ii.iu several Uollais iu his
tinsnesbloit and he claims lhat Thompson
tiled to rob him at Twelfth steit, Ro
bays. Thoniiaon picked un a btirk and
uiii-i'i nun iu ijill liver ills money J.ono-
pin reiusc.i and rnompson hit him over the
llfO.. lll llie UllVIV, ClLlllIlg a lOUg gall
fiotn which blood tlowetl freely. Tlnimiison
Hun run nwuy und Lonognu wunt ,t.. Ci n.
tiul station und had his lie.ul bandaged.
Ho lult the station but u-turned wltliln
nn hour with the bandages totn off und
blood llowlng from other wounds He said
he had gotten Into a light In a N01 lb, end
balooji. Ho wu suwod up again ami held
until he got sober
ri. ,.,..... ., .,
, ,, t l,"1 ,"u' ArlUtlc
. Truth; She "I mppote you are deeply In
(oyc with our w. irk "
He (painting h.r portialtl "Oh. no. I
vow I'm not Haltering jou in the least!"
Many iir.oiu keep Curler's I.lttls Lifer
f '"ifA. ?, ,,? Pvrnt
K11'"""'! "'"'I'", and I
tiiioui attacks, sick
Bnd them just whit
. .. .
CnllClren Crjf TOi
OI4-U.l j-kn. 1
- rltCnGrS CaSCOril
Collar, li.inilionicly braided, on n n.tttr littles doublo brertstod co.it, nml a
p.tlr of kneo p.ints to mntcli, makes a roofer suit and tit a great many
stores tliat name- reefer costs you money. Tlioro is no reason for It. Wo
don't charge- a cent for the name. Vo sell natty llttlu rcoror suits of all
wool cassimcres and clioviots for $2, Wo sell somo fancy brown tvalo
elioviot reefer suits for i-2,'25. Wo sell some solid gray cassimero suits in
reefers for $2.G0, Wo sell somo
and we sell reefer suits iu lino worMt
mothers in Kansas City who rotain tlio idea that there can't bo a suit
sold that's good enough for their boys under fivo dollars. Tlicro aro other
fond mothers who think that ovon livo dollar suits arc not good enough.
Five dollars is too much to pay for a child's suit. If wo could liavo tlio
privilrgo of dressing all tlio poor children in Kansas City with what wo
could save tlio woll-todo ones on children's suits, if wo had n chance, (hero
would bo tho best dressed lot of children in Kansas City on tho face of tho
globe. You can't buy a better suit for 5 than wo soil for $3.76. You
can't buy such n suit as wo soil for f 3.00 for less than tl to SI. 50. You
can't buy such suits as wo show to-day at $2.00, for less than $3.00. You
may doubt that. Wo hope you'll doubt it justenouih to try it. Wc'vu never A
had a person try us yet on children's Euits that didn't inako money by it.
Try it. JJuy it.
octor Henderson x
lot West pth Street, Kansas City, iMo.
Ti The Old Reliable Doctor. Oldest In Age, Longest Located. A Regains
(M C.ruduato in Motliclno. Ovir M7 Voar fapccUl Practice.
iJ i,,ii,..,.,iiiki:iiiAini,,.niMMlw kmvntlS antt SPECIAL DISEASES. Cures
6ir?Sy fruiirnntc-'l or inoucy refunded. All medicines f urnl hed ready for tt-e. No drten
SJ!ra Hon from tmslness. l'aticnts nt a ellstanco treated by mall ami express.. Medicine?
rxperleuco aro important, fatato your case and scud for terms, consultauou 13 ireo anu conn
dentlal, either personally or by letter.
Seminal Weakness and Sexual Debility, (?STnn,.
producing loc?. pimples nnublotchci on tha face, ru'hcsof blood to bead, palm In back, con
tuicd Ideas uudforpci fulness, baihfulncsi, nvcrsion to sociclv. los-s of sexual power, loss of
manhood, &c cured for life. 1 can stop an nihl losses, restoro lost sctual power, rcutore ncrva
and brain power, enlarge, and strengthen weak parts tud inako you tit for marriage.
QirtiliiTtc thattcrrIbIoilistasc,lnnllitt5cfT.,rf11- permanently cured without
S)pillllb, forcn nnd stages cured fori-"-1 '-t-"1 - caustic, cuttlnc, bougica or
life. Blood Polcoalng, Skin Blscnsrs, I'lccrs, rounds. No pa'.n, no exposure. PatlouS coa
Swellings. Sorei, GonorrUu-a and Gleet, andr.ll uso tlio treatment at home.
iormsoi l'rlrata Diaeascs positively cured or Olipiimflf icni 3;ho Great Turkish
money refunded. i KllUUlUcli-liJlli Rhcnmatio Cure. 4
Rrvolr for both sexes, FO paces, 27 pictures. .SURE CURE. Tho Greatest tllsrot cry In tha
"""iv true to life, with lull description oi annals ot meuicino. uja moeo gives rcnei, v
ahove diseases, tho effects and cure, sent seal- few doses removo fever and paiu la Joints;-
cil lu plain wrnnif-ffor So. in stamps. Rcidthis cure in a for; davs. Send statement of caso,
bttle book and answer Hat of questions. I w.th stamp for circular. i '
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i-iee jTlUSeillTl Or AHatOmy thousands of curiosities. Tho j S a. m. to Op.ct.
life-like models and wax figures deeply tmprcs3 tha mlndj a school of in-1 Sundays 10 to 13.
structlon a sermon without words.
m Umur fioOO demtittd In tht tank, uhteh t tvM forfeit for ctoto cftstsscs that I caicot cara
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Oalc, AkIi, Ouiii, Cherry, Wiilmii,
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It. W. VMJUDMAKII.
WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, r
IH'ALUUS IN IAINTS, OILS AND GLASS.
1206 nnd 12Q8 Union Avo. (Noar Union Dopot), Kansas City, Mo.
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WESTERN SASH Ai NOR COIPffl' I
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p T'MVN iu th L'-iirisr iit;ii,ni.(i.
Tin; oh. that i.uniticATi:s siosr tu
till. I. MAMU'AllbULU ill
VACUUM OIL GO.
Hut to buy It-and youwillgstlttaltl
criminal package go to
STANDARD OIL COMPANY.
BILUS & STEWART
swell plaid oassimcro roofer units at v.00,
- ds at S'3.75. Tlioro are still somo fond
Cliurges low. Over BO.UOO c:ics cured. A so ana
New York Life Build
R. 1) Covixoro.v, Cashier D. A MoICinaKs;
V II Kuan- 11. J IIccKn, & S. Seuax.
All Parts of the Old World.
niRAnQ I .. has. h. eac.i.k.
tjimrter .'awed Heil uu.l Whito (ink.
Hf OAK ISIUOC.U PLANK AMI TI3I
ber. hpt'clitlhirsunil Lengtln Cut to
1 urn. r. ti ruo i..r uaiivereil prlit-H.
lYAROS and Onlce. atll ltroudwuj.
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IS SAPKAMI ALWAYS RIR.IAIII.I.'.
Par better than Tansy or Pennyroyal PIIU and all similar modi,
rlnsi. .Sr'uy iibed lu thouandi ot cun-i. It U a ur rtinrli
(.wranlteU tjeiu promptly (ale j on rocelpi of Jl H Avoid fallurj
and ills iWMilutmstil. Prepared by Old IJr. Us I, mot P4rH.Vr.11u1
i eclillst In femalo cniiipUluis t UJ yoarj' nraetlce. liosnlt.ii-.rii
i.ltke. Por said bv JOII.VSUN HUO.-i , UfuI'gUli IWf ilj In sf.
KausaiClty, Mo. bole Wealern AgonU ' "f"-1""' "" 4a"' -.
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