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Friday i Irnrinnbcr 'JJ>, u»*j2
Alice LindM-v Wcbli
(Questions gladly answered. Write
me in care of the State College* Pull
Many a man lives a burden to the
earth; but a good book is the prec
ious life-blood of a mnster-splrlt, em
balmed and treasured up on purpose
to a life beyond life.—Milton's Areo
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"The new year leaps rrom the black
bones of he old
Into a gala night of manifold
Whistles and bells and gay hearts
warm in the cold.
We have the torn world to let fall
or lift" —■
This is a bit out of a New year's
Eve Ode to the Dead by Raymond
Holden in his slim book of thought
ful, unusual verse, "Granite and
Alabaster" (Macmillan, $"1.25).
Some of it, I own, is over the head
of persons of simple tastes like mine;
but there ran bo no two judgments
of some of his poems:. "Sugaring,"
for Instance, captures one's imagi
nation at once, and you are with him
in the maple grove. Hear this:
"A man may think wild things undei
In Msrch when there is a tapping
Hung breast-high on the maples,
Then the stars,
Washed by a wind that all day
!.;•>• in the sunny pastures of the
Shine like what eyes would be it!
men we goiis."
And there an others, of "The
Plow," the "Mountain." "Night
Above the Tree Line, ' iiti d "Snow."
The poet seems to me at his best
when writ Ing of these things rather
than of human passions.
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"All the world lo\ es a lovi •
'he old adage. We are . h
to see how all the world love; "The
Three Lovers." It is a new novel by
Frank Swlnnerton, which 1 hall read
shortly and let you know who they
are, and "all bout it."
* * *
In George Marsh I think we have
a writer worthy to stand with Sir
Gilbert Parker and Stewart Edward
White in the chronicling of the Cur
traders of the Hudson Bay district.
The same keen perception and re
markable descriptive ability as is
shown in White's "Silent Places" is
i'l Marsh's "The Whelps of the Wolf"
IPenn, $1.75) and his young French
Voyageur, Marcel, is as distinct and
fascinating a personality as Parker's
Pierre in "An Adventurer of the
North" and all that series of the
"Pretty Pierre" stories. Marsh tells
the story of a brave lad and a de
voted dog. Marcel dares a journey
through what is known as spirit
haunted country, wild and trackless.!
'" Met a dog as foundation for a sled ;
team, without which he could no) '
aspire to appointment as a govern
ment mail carrier, bis father's proud ;
position before him. The Esquimaux
have heard of the plague which car
ried off the lenient dogs and will
not sell their strong stock at a price j
he can pay. Discouraged, he is about
to make the long journey back
empty-handed, when the leader's eld
est son tails into the river above I he
rapids. He saves the child and is
given the best pup In the camp. HU \
huskie is stolen from the Mission;
stockade, and he follows the thieves
and rescues he dog from cruel abuse, :
They go off together, becoming in
separably devoted. He takes two
halfhreeds into partnership for hunt-,
ii)'-'. and one proves treacherous,
stabbing his mate and trying to kill
Marcel, but is himself killed by the ,
■dog in the night. Relatives of the
miscreant find the bodies and try to j
'"'and Marcel a murdered, bill in the
end they get their deserts. There
is a sweet little thread of love story i
woven into the tale, too. Marcel j
adores at a distance the daughter of
the Mission padre, and after ho saves j
her life by bringing a doctor an in- 1
credible journey through a blizzard,
wins her. The "whelps?" They are
Marcel's sledge team, given him by
the dog, after she mates with a huge
lone wolf one spring. It is they, led
by the dog, who bring the doctor to
Marie through the terrible days and
"ISW. of Arctic storm. , „,.,„ ,„.. !
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agjln, our hearts nre turning
'■v "" beneath the sun
Amertcn is best
" V >in -' I lll'! 10 l 0 '"»' own folks
.... "*■>• ■''' the ocean bars,
1 •"■'■■■ »'■• ■••■■■^ inn of sunlight, and
•Hi' f!a s is fun (lf Btars."
Th"t >5 the last verse of Henry
Nanbyke's poem, "America's w-b
come home," written at the time „• ;
'h° "r mJstico for the two million of
I.™ 1' boya who '"■>'"■ I" hW« then.
It la one of the 70 fine "Poems ol
American Patriotism" chosen by
gander Matthews and Illustrated
with more than „ dozen splendid
I" 1"'- Platea by X. c . Wyetta, much
"Ke those of Parrish in their bril
['nnce and virility. This new edi
tion or a book already Justly popular.
has been revised and enlarged so
that ii now covers the entire range
"i heroic incident from the Boston
Teaparty to the Argonne and Belleau
Wood-and the death of Roosevelt
in 1919. What boy's heart will not
.leap in pride to read Sidney Lanier's
("Battle of Lexington." and the old
favorite by Longfellow, "Paul Ke-j
vere's Ride"? What girl will not :
thrill to Will Carleton's "Little
Ijlack-Eyed Rebel," William Collins'
"Molly Maguire at Monmouth," or|
iWhlttier's "Barbara Frletchle"? The
"Rendezvous With Death" by Alan
Seegar is then- and James Foley's
"Yanks," and Joseph c. Lincoln's
"Regular Army Man" arc both poems
which should be known by more of
our Americans-in-the-making In our 1
■ schools and homes. 1 have chosen
this book (Scrlbnor, $:;..Vu as a gifl
to my young godson, whose father
was an army man.
By the way, this is one of the
score of similarity illustrated Classics
for Young Readers, which include:
The children's Bible, arranged by
enry A. Sherman and ('has. Foster
Kent; Jane Porter's Scottish Chiefs:
Charles Klngsley's Westward Ho!
Grimm's Fairy Tales.: J. Fennimore
Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans;
Th>- Mysterious [sland by Jules
Verne; Sidney Lanier's The Boy's
King Arthur; four of Robert Louis
Stevenson's fascinating books—The
Black Arrow. Kidnapped, Treasure
Island, and that charming collection
of poems. The Chilli's Garden of
Verse; Kate Douglas Wlggin and
Xora Archibald Smith, kindergarten
authorities, have edited the best
known tales from The Arabian
Nights; Frank R, Stockton's Queen's
Museum (fanciful tales); Eugene
Field's Poems of Childhood; two of
Frances Hodgson Burnett's best sto
ries, Little Lord I 1';; until • ■ and
The Little Princess; Kenneth Gra
hame's The Wind in the Willows;
Hans Drinker, or the Silver skates
ly Mary [apes Dodge; and Norah
Brooks' The Boy Emigrants. These
alone would make ;i very fair li
brary for .'i child.
* * *
Of course we all acknowledge thai
|Arnold Bennett is exceedingly clever
In the matter of depicting personali
ties, making Interesting "some
bodies" out of mere every-day "no
bodies," letting you understand the
mental processes of the folk with
whom his stories deal. His latest,
['Lilian" (Doran, $2) is of a nice,
ismooth, round pec In a hard, square,
uncompromising hole. Well, per
haps I on hi not to use the word
"uncompromising," for If ever a
young woman was compromised, Lil
lan was— nd she found herself In
considerable of a hole, (no. Th ■ is
to be expected when a beautiful
but penniless typist goes off to live
In luxury at .Monte Carlo with a man
to whom she is not married, But
Lilian never had to pay for her silken
luxuries, though she had a child.
Her seducer, old enough to be her
father, rises from a sick bed when he
learn her condition, and mar
ries her, th( conveniently dies,
after willing her a comfortable
fortune and an establishment in
London —mansion, servant- and a
very profitable business concern.
She returns to London, and his well
trained servants transfer to her the
respect and devotion they had for
him. and she awaits her time in a
place of dignity, beauty and com
fort. From Victorian standards it is
not a moral story but is certainly
Interesting in Bennett's way of tell
ing It. You are always waiting for
something to drop on her. which
does not fall. When she loses her
position as typist, she spends all her
money on pretty clothes, and gets
the man in the case. Retribution is
non-existent In Lillian's case.
* • •
Another luxury-loving young wo
man is Alice Duer Miller heroine
in "Manslau (Grosset & Dun
lap), only she "gets hers." The law
of compensation worked In her case
to the extent of two years in prison
and the temporary destruction of the
man she loved. Lydia was an ex
<■< ■ < dim spoiled heiress In New
York, used to all suits of fined
cruelties and injustices toward all
who opposed her whims and fancies.
Hut she met her match in O'Bannon,
a big, fine, vigorous young district
attorney. When she speeded her car
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OI WASHINGTON. IM 1,1.-
!:i'is will It opened by the Hoard
ot Regents for tho construction of
Hog Hams ;.i Hie Stuto College of
Washington. Tlit>so bids will be
opened at the office of the President
:>t l: 30 p. in. January 15, l !)2.'?.
I'lana and specifications can ln> ob
tained from I:. Weaver, supervising
architect, State College of Washing
ton, Pullman, Washington.
A cert ii ied check for 5 per < enl
of bid made payable to Hoard of tie- '
gents, State College of Washington, i
should accompany bid.
The Board of Regents reserves th«
right to reject any or all bids. I '
K. O, HOI.I.AXD.
dec29janf) Sfiinjiary Hoard,
ft I.I.MAN SAVINGS AM) LOAN
noth i: oi i\m m, mi:i:ii\<, J
Xotice iw hereby given that ,'))»■
annual meeting of tho stockholders s
1:1 Pullman Savings and Loan Asso- 1
elation will be held in the Chamber i
<ii Commerce Iloom, tho City Hall,
on Saturday, the 13th day of Janu- !
aiy. 11(23, at 2:30 o'clock p. in. '
All stockholders are urged •<> he
present as several matters of gen- *
eral Interest and Importance arc to '
come before the meeting.
M. K. SNVDKR. I 1
dec29janl 2 Secretary.
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