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, LANG IN A NEW ROLE
VERSATILE GENIUS TO JOIN
RANKS OF SOCIOLOGISTS
In His "The Disentanglers" the Men
Start Out to Reform Marriage and
Divorce—Daughter of Levi P. Morton
Essays a Smart Novel—Book Fin
ished by Ford Before -Death Is to
Andrew Lang, who in "his day nas
played many parts, is about to appear
In the role of sociologist, in which, no
doubt, he will acquit himself as be
comes a versatile genius. Longmans,
Green & Co. are about to publish a
volume o£ Lang's to be cailed "The
Disenranglers," said to be a. series of
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GRACE DUFFIB tOYLAN,
Author of "The Kiss of Glory." 1
character studies held together by a
mere thread of fiction. The Disen-
tanglers is an association of men, lit
erary and artistic, who are fighting the
battles of life with only a mental
equipment, and one of their pet ideas
seems to be that much of the trouble
of the world comes from unfortunate
marriages. They therefore start out to
reform matters in this direction, and
the writer makes his stories from their
experiences. They of course get them
selves much mixed up in matrimonial
plans and schemes, the whole enliven
ed by much good talk about current
events, men and literary folk.
It has now come to be almost un 7
known for a modern writer to give
us a love story pure and simple. What
ever may be said to the contrary, the
purpose novel holds the boards to the
exclusion of almost everything else.
Stories are now written either to ex
pound some particular religious view,
or more frequently, perhaps, to show
the folly of old religious dogma, and
the beauty of the "new thought;"
again it is sociology or Christian sci
ence, or the interests of humanitarian
ism which is exploited, but the story
itself seems to be a side issue. The
many persons who devour these prob
lem novels seem to forget that the
views set forth are the ideas of the
writers about certain things, and at
best only the private opinions of one
man or woman. Otherwise they have
no value. Even historical novels are
merely romances of personages of the
past, colored by what the writer thinks
of that age or that person. It is a
comparatively easy task to write fic
tion for or against a certain cause.
Indeed, the same thing can be said
about much of the history that is
standard; the mind of the historian,
try as he may to be impartial, is neces
sarily influenced by his own opinions
end experience, to say nothing of his
traditions. The pet subjects for fie-
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GEORGE ALBERT COE,
Author of "The Religion of a Mature
tion today seems to be religion and
sociology; if the novelist does not be
lieve that men should be governed
by religious teachers he wmtes a story
in which the clergy are all" dark grown
conspirators and tyrants, and the ad
herents of free thought are saints and
angels. By the unthinking this is taken
as convincing proof that religion is a
failure. On the other hand it is as
false to life to write a story in which
all church members are angels and
free thinkers devils, as the other thing.
These books have no real value except
as a setting forth of the individu
al ideas of the authors. But there is
nothing in the world today which in
fluences the thought of the people like
the fiction they read, and, advanced
as the age is intellectually, there is
still a class which believes that what
they see in a book must be true. What
Is known as smart fiction is concerned
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with Just one' thing, the problems of
marriage and divorce —the everlasting
love affairs of a married woman> or
the events-leading up to a divorce or
reconciliation. No wonder sensible
persons have gone back to the old
fashioned novels with a sigh of relief.
Even the modest maiden of the past
with one white rose left behind her
left ear, who blushes and blushes. Is a
real joy compared to the modern hero
ine of unhealthy fiction, who spends her
days Irr caring for her do# and analyz
ing her own emotions, and her evenings
in flirting with her friend's husband*
Society Woman* Ffrat Effort.
"Marion Manning," by Edith Eustis,
who is one of'Levi P. Morton's daugh
ters recently married, is without doubt
a first book, and is a fair sample of the
modern smart - noveF just referred to.
It is a long story which might have
been compressed into small compass
without Impairing the value of it, and
should it have been conderlsed it would
probably obtain, a wider hearing.
Marion was a Miss Herverill, of Vir
ginia, who meeta John Manning in the
first pages of the book and marries
him at the end of the second chapter,
and the most of the remaining 350
pag-es is taken up with the history of
their married life and the political
intrigues of John Manning. He is rep
resented as a cold-blooded and am
bitious man who loved in reality Mrs.
"Watford, but when her husband died,
giving him a chance to marry her, he
found that she would not further his
political schemes as much as a wife
with money, so "he proposed to Marion,
who was very much in love with him,
and was accepted. Marion Wfj3 a
sweet, good woman, who had the most
implicit faith in John and believed him
the noblest of men. Her awakening is,
of course, extremely painful. She over
hears him malting love to Mrs. Walford
and realizes his perfidy with difficulty.
Then she returns to her father in Vir
ginia. John writes to her confessing
that he did love the other woman but
denying that he does so any longer.
Marion thinks it over and decides that
a separation will not improve matters
and goes back to him. He. shows forth
in his true colors as a brute and a
political corruptionist and his wife be
gins to wonder how she ever could
have loved him.
Mrs. Eustis writes fairly wejl, but It
is doubtful whether she will ever make
a permanent place for herself in liter
ature. The love that. Marion felt for
her husband, that first idealistic love
of a young heart, is well drawn; also
the description of the happiness of a
young wife who thinks that her hus
band lives for her alone. Marion
writes one love letter to her husband
after he has separated from her for
the first time and before she knows
of his. perfidy, which shows that she
was not very clever if she wished to
keep his love. The letter must have
been about twenty-five pages, and re
minds one slightly of Mama's epistles
in the "Confessions of a Wife." The
art of love letters is to make them
so short that the recipient wishes for
more. Long letters have killed many
an affair of the heart. This book of
Mrs. Eustis' was heralded as written
by one who knew the inside political
life in Washington, and in one or two
instances she^ gives one rather a natu
ral picture of congressional and other
official matters, but not In the least
a new picture.
Of course, Marlon meets the inevit
able man who understands her and
loves her and who satisfies her exactly,
and she is filled with wonder that she
could ever have loved John Manning.
Just at this stage of affairs, when the
reader expects the usual thing, John
Manning is attacked with a most op
portune illness in the shape of typhoid
fever, and gracefully exits, leaving his
widow in a bewildered state of mind,
not quite certain whether she ought to
laugh or cry. Then we get Part Sec
ond, which takes place in California,
which state Mr. George Hood repre
sented in the senate. Mr. Hood is a
man. It takes 100 more pages to tell
the reader that Marion finally married
Gorge Hood, and lived happily ever
afterwards. For of course she did.
Short Story Passing.
The passing of the short story, out
side of magazines, is now a matter of
comment in literary circles both here
and in England. W. L. Alden does not
think any one but Kipling can now
make a valume of short stories go, and
he adds rather naively, "not even
Marie Corelli." Alden thinks the rea
son why persons so easily tire of the
short story is because as soon as one
has become absorbed in the characters
and plot, it ends, and another set of
characters and another plot are to be
mastered. The experience of libraries
is everywhere the same—short stories
in book form are not wanted unless
the writer is too famous to be ignored.
Sir Gilbert Parker has recently of
fered a volume of tales that are having
a good sale, but Parkec is now so popu
lar with a large class of readers that
they would not care to miss anything
he writes. His collection of short
stories have to do with Egypt, where
he has spent several winters, and are
called "Donovan Pasha." Those per
sons of keen literary insight who take
an interest in watching the book trade
and feeling the pulse of the reading
public, are waiting with interest to
see whether Parker is strong enough
to carry this book of short stories to
success. If so, they will regard him
as next to Kipling in popularity. It is
said that the tales are quite equal if
not better than his long novels. Par
ker is now at work upon a long story,
the scene of which is laid In Egypt.
Posthumous Novel of Ford's.
"Wanted: A Chaperon," by the late
Paul Leicester Ford, is being 1 published
by Dodd, Mead & Co., and will un
doubtedly command a large sale. The
story was finished shortly before his
death and is said to be in his best
style. But in fiction Ford will probably
be remembered by "The Honorable
Peter Starling," and by that alone.
His other stories do not compare with
it either in point of literary merit or
in the matter of interest It still stands
as the best description of the political
machine in New York —and New York
stands for the typical American city—
that we have. It is believed that Mr.
Ford left a mass of literary material
which may some day be put in shape
by his wife or friends.
Making An Encyclopedia.
The first three of seventeen volumes
of a new encyclopedia, Issued by Dodd,
Mead & Co., have been published and
are well spoken of by reviewers. The
tremendous task was undertaken some
time ago by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry
Thurston Peck and Frank Moore Colby,
as editors, assisted by innumerable su
bordinates. Specialists* have been
chosen to write upon their several sub
jects and every effort made to provide
information covering the very newest
and best in every line. The books
are well provided with maps and ex
cellent engravings. Every doubtful
word is pronounced for the reader and
dates are given of persons mentioned
whkih Is a great help In research.
Among those -who have contributed to
the work are Justice David J. Brewer,
who has written on the United States
supreme court: Bishop Coleman, of
Dela.wareApn the Church of England;
Hamilton WiSnt Mabie, on Edgar Al
len Poe, an\ the questions of books
and ltbrariesl^re treated by George
Haven Putnam\The only trouble with
a work of this kta£>- which takes years
to finish, is tnat it !»&<*« to be appended
before it is computed, cwing to the
THE ST. PAUL GLOBS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1902.
rapid changes In pronunciation and the
march of; invention and discovery.
One' of the interesting things In re
gard to the work is that part of it done
by Prof. Harry Thurston. Peck—not
that he is not capable of this and more
arduous labors, but that he has found
the time for it. He is a professor in
Columbia college, editor in chief of
The Bookman, and writer for maga
zines under the pen name of Rafford
Pyke, beside many other enterprises,
and yet he finds time to assist in the
publication of this tremendous worfc.
One of the best jokes of the literary
world is the attributing of "The Con
fessions of a Wife" to Prof-. Pecfc This
has been suggested among other wild
-guesses as to the identity of the Writ
er, so far well concealed from the pub
lic. The sale of this hysterical book
Is now reported as tremendous.
Scoring for Lilian Bell.
- The following rather severe criticism
of Lilian Bell, the writer of several
interesting and readable books, ap
pears in a small paper published in
her home town, Chicago; "Mrs, A. M.
Bogue (Lilian Bell) has once more
made herself a laughing stock. Her
latest slushmushgush, 'Abroad With
the Jimmies,' contains a frontispiece
portrait of a regal woman wearing a
magnificent hat with white ostrich
plumes and a cloak and gown of dis
tinguished elegance. Underneath is in
scribed, 'Lilian Bell, from a painting
by Oliver Dennett Grover, Copyright?
Now Lilian Bell is a tall, gawky wom
an whose nose is her prominent fea
ture. Her appearance is anything but
regal. Her dress is as sloppy as her
literary style, but she has always en
joyed a 'pull' with the critics that
has prevented her books from getting
the 'roasting* they deserved." Lilian
Bell must have doHe something to the
journal in which the above appeared.
For the Editor's Amusement.
The Razoo is at hand. It Is a St.
Paul prodr/.tion and is published by
the editor because he felt like'lt and
will appear now and then if he should
happen to feel that way again. Here's
hoping that he may. It is a small pro
duction devoted to local hits, of which
some are so delightful that we are
inclined to believe that it has not
razooed in vain. It says things about
St. Paul, Its fadß and fancies, Its idio
syncrasies and peculiar ways, and it
is vastly amusing because It has said
a few things that one would like to
utter and could not, owing to ciroum-.
stances over which mere contributors
have no control. That Is why we ex
tend the glad hand to The Razoo, with
the hope that the editor will have
something more to say before very
long and that he desires to be again
amused. For Its mission, It says, 1b to
amuse the editor.
—The Book Lover.
St. Paul, Nov. 22, 1902.
The Ascent of tho Boul—By Amory
H. Bradford, D. D.; published by th©
Outlook company, New York.
The unattainable, the unfathomable,
the mysterious, is always the most
sought after, the most interesting and
the most desired by the human mind.
The soul, if there is such a thing, for
the very reason of the impossibility
ol» proving its existence even though
it Is -usually recognized, is, and no
doubt will be during all time to come,
a subject for conjecture. Since the
time of Adam the^oul, or spirit, has
been either definitely or indefinitely
recognized, sometimes consciously and
sometimes unconsciously, but its actu
al existence, its growth or its end has
never yet been proven.
Dr. Bradford has furnished one of
the best works on psychology ever
written. He takes nothing for granted
but proceeds, in as far as possible, to
prove, one at a time, that each human
being has a soul, that it awakened,
that it grows and Is everlasting.* Of
course he does not prove anything,
but his arguments are reasonable'and
clearly set before the reader in perfect
He tells also of the moral failure and
the second awakening which invariably
occurs in the existence of a soul, the
influence of Christ upon its awakening
and growth, and various other phases
in its existence. But perhaps the
best chapter in the book is that which
the author endeavors to answer the
question: "Is death the end?" .
"This universe is neither rational
nor moral if the soul ceases to, be at
the death of the body. On the other
hand, if the soul passes into another
and ampler sphere all the mysteries
are explained, and there is a meaning
even in the -darkest passages "ot hu
man experience." This is the burden
of the chapter and his arguments in
its favor are very conclusive. If death
is the end, he argues, then why the
struggle for education, culture, bet
terment of ourselves and surroundings,
if at the moment when our lives reach
the highest point the body is stricken
down and everything is at an end?
Dr. Bradford is an able penman.
His diction is of the purest, ami his
style individual and remarkably fine at
times. He is a student and has writ
ten several other volumes, among
which are "Spirit and Life," "Heredity
and Christian Problems." "The Grow
ing Revelation," "The Age of Faith,"
and "Messages of the Masters.".
The March of Christ Down the Centuries
—Published by the International Reform
Bureau, "Washington. D. C.
"How Goes the Twentieth Century?"
is the query propounded by Dr. Wilbur F.
Crafts. It is the title of another lecture
added to the former brilliant productions
of this eminent thinker. The lectures,
published in book form, contain his "prin
cipal contributions upon the subject of
social progress. This latest book, also
contains a chapter showing the need of
increased attention to personal and social
ethics upon the part of the church.
The Kiss of Glory—By Grace Duffle Boy
lan. Published by the G. W. Dillingham
company, New York.
Nearly all the rest of the ancients have
been vindioated in a historical novel, and
it is with pleasure we note the appear
ance of a champion for Potiphar's wife.
Grace Duffle Boylan says Zerel, wife of
Potiphar, was "a lonely woman, by the
world misjudged." Other Egyptians who
were of consequence in their day figure In
the book, which is a story of lively action
and vivid coloring. The book is Mrs:
Boylan's first venture into the field «ef
ambitious literature, although she had
written many short stories for a Chicago
newspaper, which won for her the high
est praise of those who enjoy reading a
writer who can handle events concisely
and graphically. Mrs. Potiphar's vindi
cation, however, is but an incident in the
book, the hero being Joseph, known more;
intimately to those familiar with Biblical
Lionel Ardon —By Malcom Dearborn.
Published by the G. W. Dillingham com
The principal events of the story occur
during the reign of the Virgin Queen
Elizabeth, who is depicted as having
fallen desperately in love with the hero
of the story. In turn, he was in love with
Lady Jane Grey. Those familiar with the
history of England of the time will read
ily understand the complications not only
possible, but more than probable, as a re
sult. There is much fighting mingled
with more- love, and altogether the book
is on© calculated to hold attention.
A Nonsense Anthology—Collected by Car
oline Wells. Published by Charles
Scribner's Sons. New York. •
This cheerful little book of nonsense is
introduced by a quotation from the writ-
Ings of William J. Rolfe, the noted critic
and writer on Shakespearean subjects. "He
must be a fool indeed who cannot at times
play the fool; and he who does not enjoy
nonsense must be lacking in sense." This
Is followed by a critical analysis of non
sense, and mention is made of the names
, of the most noted writer* of that sort of
AN ELiOMT TOILET LUXURY,
Used by people of refinemeni
for over a quarter "of a century
gray matter. The body of the book is
made up of a large number of the most
appropriate examples of nonsense to be
found In literature, inasmuch as "a little
nonsense now and then is relished by tn<i
best of men." the book will no doubt find
a large market-. /
How to Make Runs—By Candaee Wheeler.
Published by Doubleday, Page & Co.,
The author precedes his table of con
tents with this foreword: "Home Indus
tries and domestic manufactures." A
chapter is written to encourage rugmaking
in the United States—in fact, to encour
age making everything Americans heed
in the United States. The trade of rug
making, is then gone inte with much at
tention to detail.
Recollections of a Player—By James H.
■ Stoddart: published by the Century
company, New York.
Although these memoirs of Mr. Stoddart
lack the intimate tone that made the auto
biography erf Joseph Jefferson and, later,
Clara Morris' memoirs so Interesting, his
book, nevertheless, must be rewarded as
a valuable addition to stage literature,
because it goes back further than either
of these, and because it IS a sincere and
well-told story of a career- that has been,
if not brilliant, dignified and honorable
throughout. The Writer is now in his
seventy-fourth year and still tt player.
. His first appearance on the stage WaS
made in Glasgow, Scotland, 'when he was
I five years old. Mr. Stpddart's grandfather
was a farmer, his father was apprenticed
to a .carpenter, but later took up the
stage as a profession and all his sons fol
lowed in. his footsteps. Reading between
the lines of these memoirs the reader is
given an inkling of the hardships and
privations that attended the veteran act
or's .childhood, though he writes of that
childhood cheerily- enough. In Scotland
and England. ,when a very young man,
he appeared with such players as Charlotte
Cushman, Macjeady, Edwin Forrest and
Mr. and Mrs. £&ftrles Kean. In August,
1864, the actowcame with his parents to
America and almost immediately was em
ployed by the- el^er Wallack to do old
men's, parts at^-the old Wallack theater,
then the principal theater in New York.
He remained with Wallack two years
and then, wheft Laura Keene opened the
Metropolitan theater, which she rechrls
tened ' Laura Keene's Varieties." he went
there. Mr. Stoddart expresses the follow
ing opinion of., tliose early days of the
drama m New York city "To me there
was somethhief .very wholesome in the
customs of old New' York in the days when
I first saw It. The" theatrical seasons were
long, lasting about ten months, and a
new piece was seldom played. The com
pany was kept intact. The old comedies
and standard dramaes were always played,
and the pieces jbeing familiar to all, con
sequently, the.Jlf? of an actor then was
an easy and delightful one. The patrons
of the theater comprised the best fami
lies of New York, and the principal mem
bers were great favorites and, I think,
very much reapectod."
No one who reads these "Recollections"
can fail to be impressed by their kind
ly tone. Mr. Stoddart has no Unpleasant
criticisms to make of any player, and he
has a number of appreciative things to say
of many. Wiliam Winter has written an
introduction for the book and it is illus
trated by a large number" of pictures of,
different prominent actors and managers
with whom Mr.- Stoddart has been asso
tfftrtea, and also with the fac-slmile -of
some oid^tlme play bills V^r
Plantation BJrd Legends—By Martha
Young; published by ft. H, Russell, New
York, >■ *o
These legends, written by Eli Sheppard
for Martha- Young, la but a pen name,
are something on the order of Joel
Chandler Harrte' "Uficle Remus" stories,
though they are in *io sense imitations.
In his "Plantation Song" this author
showed what an *l#fcimate knowledge he
possesses of the" folk-lore of the South.
This newer book reveals Just as clearly
his deep insight late the character of
the Southern negro and his wide knowl
edge of negro -superstitions. The stories
are told by Witch -Menee's daughter to
the children of the Dollyhyde plantation.
Witch Menee is an old darkey herb
gatherer who Is-supp^osed to practice every
conjure spell" or cure" known
to the race. In her wanderings about the
swamps she tells those.-legends to her
little daughter, Jess, who In turn tells
them-to" other children. 'Besides present
ing a collection of very funny and amusing
•stories, the book ia a good piece" of child
literature, for it teaches small readers
much valuable Information concerning
bird nature and bird ha.bits. It is most
attractively gotten up. The illustrations
are by J. M. Condc, and are both artistic
What a Girl Can Make and Do, New Ideas
for Work and Play—By Lina Beard and
Adelia M. Beard. Published by Charles
Scribner^s Sons, New York.
The Beard sisters, always ingenious and
entertaining, have supplemented "The
American Girl's Handy Book" with "What
a Girl Can MaKe and Do." In this volume
of nearly 400 -pages there Is an almost
bewildering, array of recipes and sugges
tions of how to do things right and at
the same time .at.small cost. And, by the
■way. there are some dozens of hints as
to the fashioning of Christmas presents.
"What -a GirP Can Make and Do" is a
work of such value that it should be in
tne library of every young woman who
can afford it.
AT THE START.
What is your "plan
Of progress? Are you •
Going to pull through?
Or will yoa lie down In the road
And let your load
Sink out of sight
In the mud?
Have you white r
That curdles at the hard word "FaiL"
And dares not face
The chances of the race?
Or, have you red, clear red,
The good strong color
All the great have shed
In deed or thought,
For every triumph wrought
Out of what seemed full
Of the impossible?
Have you the nerve
Until you can be master? To wait
And work outside the gate ■
Until you win
The strength to open it and enter in?
Have you the heart to meet
Day after day,
And yet hold to the way
That upward leads,
And must needs.
Be hard and rough
To make a man tough"
Of sinew and of soul.
Before he sees the goal;
So, when it is attained,
He shall have strength to hold
What he has gained,
And use it so
That it to greater good shall grow?
Think on these things.
What each one brings
Is as you choose it;
You may take
Or you may lose it.
And keep straight in the way
Unflagging to the end;
Whatever it may be
Is Victory- >x
—William J. in December Suc
Josephine Dodge Daskam has written
"A ChristKnas~Hymn for Children," which
will appear tamong the other Christmas
features in tiSa-December Century.
"Sanctuary**" 1$ to be the title of Edith
Wharton'a rtemr story. It 4s a'novelette
rather than a ftoyel'and will be published
serially In Scritmer's Magazine.
Jacob A. Riis' new bodk" will be pub
lished this month. He calls it "The Bat
tle With the-Slum." It will contain about
100 illustratft*|, six of which will Be by
"My Own Story" is what T. J. Trow
bcldge palis the autobiography he has
prepared for publication in the Atlantic.
Mr. Trowbridge is one of the two surviv
ing contributors.to the 'first~n»jnvber of the
George Gissing's remarkable work, "The
Privatß Papers of Henry Ryecroft," which
attracted considerable attention in the
Fortnightly Review, is to be issued in
book form this month by E. P. Dutton &
Co. __ ....
The titles of the stories in Bret Harte's
new "Condensed. Novels," burlesquing the
; authors, of . the ; day. are amusing In ■ them
selves. For example~.yßii , the Resem
bler, "Golly and i\ the Christian," "The.
Stgienejgar Case" $md "Dan'l porem."
ac? St. Paul and Minneapolis, will ; find f some
new &nd >■ interesting features uin * "The ,
Gpnqa«sL th* Trug rStdry. of s- Lewis t and
Clark," Just 1 issued by .;\ArT- C. McClurg i &
Co., of r Chicago. % The r incident •_ of ? Abby
Hunt, the - wife of Co}. Snelllng. t the Z stor- ";
ies of Red Winy, Little Crow, and" Wa
pasha; give; a prominence to ■ Minnesota. In
: the romance i that is : second . to none in the
Conquest itself.. :^t; >• a;->; .; ;• ':■-■:- :.: - .i.:
-; "Mark ", Twain's Service to ■ Gen, i Grant"
Is r^ an g untold •story of the ; aid % that 2 the :
noted humorist •. gave | the ' • great r general
when Ihe j was ( about i to publish his , book.
The author ;of the story is ?Hamlin Gar
land. It will . apear •In the January Bue
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-'<■ "The Four •■ Feathers," by -A. H. cW:
; Mason, j has run : intd " its ;• second edition
Within two i weeks !of I its publication. "A
'■ novel iof many, aspects, - and * all ;of i them
beguiling:." is • the - verdict . of. ■ the - New
>? A. second edition of "The Henchman," '
by Mark Lee Luther,-.has been issued by
the: Macmillian company-. % This novel was !
published only three weeks ago.-; The plot
Is woven round the rise of a country poll-:
tielan to the i governorship :of ■ New York.
" "Rlehard: Wyndham" lis a "~ ' novei t; by
-Frances i Gorden • Fane of?present-dayJife, -
the ■„ scenes \ being? in %or .hear New York :
city. Katherine : Baroti> nicknamed Bebe,
.because |of heri childlike 5 ways and: wiles, I
is' Ia v Small-souled % heroine. The ' potent,
compelling ; charm of a • coduettish, Incon- \
sequent woman. is depicted. :< ;.-,:.■.: : ~'.? :"7
; Harper :& ; Bros, ; have - Just published a
; cdolt j book on a new plan that; ought Itd
■ mease the housewives. It is called
r'Ceok Book. Encyclopedia," and \ls • made
like ;a. dictionaryi , so; . that the busy cook
. can ; find instantly what she , wants in fne
- y way of a recipe. ;>,v .■'?;?■•/': ; -
' John !? Henry ;Freese,' observer at:/. the
Harvard; college :" observatory* • discusses
] "The j Making of the. : Universe" .. in the
December ; Century, . endeavoring t. to ~ an
swer the ' question! ' "Do ' stars : ?) change,
-: and |is any > ofder - of; change discernible?"
j One of ' the ' reasons for i possible. changes
is from | the • collision and disintegration of
: comets; and meteors. = Extraordinary as it
I may seem, •■ two ;■ hundred tons' of • meteors
fall upon the earth dally.-; v r 1 --:;'. .J
There are just fifty items in the total
contents of the December Smart' Set, and
this does not include the capital jests ' anß
epigrams scattered g through the pages.
As a whole, this •; issue of the magazine is .
the best number "< of z the v Smart ; Set ■ yet -
; published—no : higher praise ,: could "be v;
given. .•:.-■- , '•r*.;.-; ■; • :'.rr, ■ -.-. - ;.; ;f.":i-.C-V- £;>v!
SHOWS LARGE DEFICIT
Government Proposition to Pension
Widows and Orphans, Which Is
a Socialist Idea.
BERLIN, Nov. 21.— 1n the reichstag
today the secretary of the treasury,
Baron yon Thielmann, announced that
the deficit In the imperial budget for
1603 was estimated to be 187,500,000.
The deficit for 1802 was $14,750,000. It
Avould not do, the secretary said, to be
always providing for deficits by loans,
nor could the contributions of the fed
erated states be increased. Neverthe
less, it was probable that the state
would ultimately have to bear the def
icit. What ought to be done was to In
crease the imperial revenues so as to
balance the expenditures. Looking
around for suitable objects for increas
ed taxation, he saw beer and tobacco,
and he begged the members of the
house to keep these in view while
thinking- how to balance the budget.
Baron yon Thielmann also intimated
that the government intended, as soon
as practicable, to propose pensions for
widows and orphans.
This caused a stir amonr the mem
bers, because it is one of the things
the Socialists advocate. The deficit is
the result of the financial depression
which still affects almost every form
of business, limiting the purchasing
power of every class. While there have
been no large failures recently, vari
ous symptoms of continued hard times
Pugilists Possibly Accepted.
Puffer—Fame Is a bubble.
Duffer —But It isn't the hardest blower
that attains it.—Baltimore American.
■ /:. '^- OASTOHIA.
Bears the -: j* The Kind You Have Always Boujjlit
Signature f%* _
To "all city subscribers making
payment, and double the number
of stamps for payments in advance
ASK THE COLLECTOR
CASH WANT ADS.
Also get the little green stamps
CALL AT THE OFFICE
- The day of large profits ]"**' IN G, OIL and INDUSTRIAL Investments Is
available ghe F present,g Bcores of the best Investments ever offered are now
• ■ available, *-.*~y* v^v^,.-.^. .•■ ; : .... ... -„ ..,.,■.-.,..;:;._. ) .. .-,..-:
« hiT ht USands CJ wild, fraudulent or Impossible schemes are sprung < upon the
a question of^sefe^fon*"* ' proflts °f le9|tlmate ; enterprises. Vis simply ;
panles; and will not place within this enclosure any.company" trostSr enterprise;
Wfirg^Z^ZStiM 1™ :'° «•""•"••» .^ Iri^egrlty vS3. o?
WALTER B. 88N.B *DVEhTISING AGENCY, 79 Milk Street, Boston, Mass. :
Conservativa Capitalization, FOUNDATIONS. PATENT*
The Graham County' Mining Company a *£" ""'lU^^ *" '«•»•" Itf • ;
Is a splen<^l illustration conserva- 0 ,V,/¥^ d^S, owns th broadest pos- :
tive organization in this day of over- :! I \?i^£? vi 1da itlonaV. patents on an ***-.
capitaljzation. The enterprise is a : le- r° t eJ|)£ l £ a llP* °* steel manu
gitlmate one, well managed, with an ex- r ; S«t*S «7 twnn^'nnn' 68 a market esti
-1 fended and valuable property consist- mated at ; $80,000,000 per year. . -
Ing of Gold' and Copper Mines and Wa- - So . radical ■. is -" the c improvement •in
s..ter Power and Irrigation Franchises. ' ' product,, shown by actual tests, that ~;
"■ The ; entire 1' capitalisation of the J'- nothing: s now', produced • compares in
Company would be ,-a conservative 1 : value ;.}r, efficiency. ?.-:
■ Capitalization for any one of their ir The cost of production Is very great- '
; three different propositions. Both the lv reduced. ;>^ ;::>.. .
x property - arid management . have the - A company of $10,000,000 capUallza- •
, - strongest kind of recommendation and ■ tion >Is now being - organized. Special
--■* the enterprise must Wove' attractive, ; advantages will be given investors at
:^ C |«&ot Si»a?erKib Wt^% o £Sß£ftS*&£*
fr^ sTocTis tow^ffeilTor^- straVn^d^s Satlsfa<*°^ d—
ficrJpUon at $7.00 A SHARE for a Urn- °ns address PO R TP p
I (See* "etc. Bend tOr SpeCtU^ *efel" r : > 7 Water St.; 'eo^on^MassV'-:
county-mining co. —-. ; r.ewJT" —'■ - ■"'- —— '- —"
■;.- 28 Broad St., New York City. : DEVELOPMENT POOL. .
- f— —rmrnmnin !■!!■■ i n ran— .'-.--- -;;; Gigantic Gold Ledge.
WHAT ■ U/C PAN EARN A'gold : ledge described as over a -
> Ifllfll IIL UAH tAnli <■ ™«c in length, with outcrop from 3to
- - ; , • ■--.--=r 80 feet wide assays. $3 to $30 surface.
.* ,Is ' concisely and clearly ex- • Geologist, prospector .-.: and expert •
" : plained in a letter published '.-who located same, states that it-Id;'
. H■.- by us on the mining situa- : ' A,bonanza quartz lode," the largest
tlon generally and the pros- and best defined that he hag seen in
| "|' pects -of Arizona properties ,: • ■ Southern i California, . - - : - —
■':■ •:' in particular. The letter is ■'■v^A; few thousand dollars of develop
?; -' .., interesting and . instructive. ' : ment should demonstrate hundreds of '
- Send us your address and "-■'■' : thousands of value..: All mines were
-- , : ; we-.^wlU mail-you a copy- : "once prospects and all worthless with-:
- . without charge. ": » out development. ,•"...'. ./
.-,:>' i-r^^-pv. -. .' Do you want to come into the de-
I - Alnnna iConsondated Mines Pn : velopment pool so as to share promot
'. AlUUild UUIIbUllydlBU Mines 00# er^s profit later, when capitalized at a
'- 1-6 Federal st Boston 'rlasß- falr value? For information, address
170 federal bU, Boston, nass. w R QUIIjD> Trus t e e, 79 Milk street,
:-' Viiw»ii«i*i 4.j.*.jWi.': m )jt'.'-i i., o-.. ...^ : Boston, Mass. ■ ' .
THE CRYSTAL CONSOLIDATED MINING CO.
■'. -."" '-."•;-. ■-■i"-■"-" v-" >" -: - Bohemian' Mining District of . Oregon.
-" Capital $1,000,000. *<X- ■■-"•••:. '"" '■■■-' ''.-"■: "' Par Value of Shares $1.00. .
;■. -This Company's property consists- of 1% full-sfzed claims, embracing an
are rof 450 acres. A length of 3,000 feet is on the same ledge as the "Helena"
the great dividend-paying mine, of the district. '•_ r- - ■
"'. 5 Three large parallel veins. 20 to 60 feet ajiart, can be opened up by one tun-
V nel- 800 feet of tunneling, all In ore, on 8 levels, shows veins to be 5 to 30
feet in width. ■'-■.V ■■-: :'-:'■ —: ; r ;" \,-:-r ■-"•■...; - .... ...... -■
':-- -_'~ v* 40,000 tons Tof ore are now In sight, worth .at least $1,000,000. *"' .
Three distinct classes of 5 ore, : Free-Milling, ' Smelting and ~ Concentrating
exposed. The Free-Milling ore runs from $17.00 to $50.00 per ton in gold. The
r- Smelting ore runs $46.00 m Gold, $6.00 in -Silver, and $25.00 in Copper per" ton.
~: The Concentrating Ore gives values in Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead 6 tons
Will concentrate Into 1 ton. averaging $70.00 per ton of concentrates. • , .
Spa . MINERS NOW WORKING ON THE PROPERTY ARE APPLYING FOR
> MOST" OF THEIR WAGES TO BE PAID IN STOCK AT PRICES AT WHICH
•IT IS NOW OFFERED. .-. . : • ' - \ - : -
r"^" - A mill is being Installed for the purpose of treating the Free-Milling ore.
This mill will be In operation within 120 days, end a short time after divi
■ • den da will be declared at the rate of at least 30 per cent per annum on present '
'•■ price of stock. . r -- ; ••;■-• >'■••--;■ '■■_■..■■-:':. ' r-'•■/ --- ... -
.■> ■ A short railitoad is being rapidly constructed to connect with Southern Pa
cific -System" and will \be m operation during the coming winter— termi- '
nus -will be but % milts from th« property. - :
r : TO PROVIDE AMPLE FUNDS FOR PROPERLY EXPLOITING AND
EQinP^lNa THIS EXCEPTIONALLY FINE MINE A LIMITED - AMOUNT
OF : STOCK. ■••FULLY PAID AND NON-ASSESSABLE IS BEING OFFERED
A.T 20 CENTS PER SHARE.■:.-■:'..- - • ■ •. ••• ■-.--- - -■
Address application or inquiries and make drafts payable to
-*:^ y~: -,2- GEO. W. LLOYD, Mining Engineer, ;"'.-'■ ■
; President Crystal Consolidated Mining Co., 919 Barristers Hall, Boston. Mass.
,<^- -■■■■:■■ -::-;-. r -r.-- -..-. .■■ y. , . , ...... ... -- ■-• ■;•• .-•■ ■•■_■. : . . ; -
BE PUNISHED NOW
Government Conclusions in the Case of
Father Augustine, Who Died of
the Water Cure.
WASHINGTON, D. C.,, Nov. 21.—The
secretary of .War todayxaent the attor
ney general the papers In the caae of
Father Augustine, who died from the
effects of water cure administered by
soldiers of a Vermont regiment while
serving in the Philippines. The case
has been thoroughly investigated by
the Judge advocate general upon the
charge brought by Charles Francis
Adams, Herbert Welsh and others of
the Lake George conference^
It cannot be found that any person
now serving in the United States army
was responsible In any way for the
death of the friar, and therefore the
persons connot be tried by court-mar
tial. It is expected that following the
precedents growing out of other wajs
the attorney general will render an'
opinion that neither the courts In thls
country nor those in the Philippines
have any Jurisdiction over the men or
officers who have been discharged from
Capt Brownell, a volunteer officer
who was in command of the troopa
which administered the water cure,
has acknowledged that the cure was
administered and that the man died.
The courts of Vermont, it is said, have
no jurisdiction over him nor have tha
local courts in Manila.
It is Genuine Havana Tobacco.