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WHAT THE BOOKMEN ARE DOING
JAMES LANE ALLEN
WRITES ONE MORE
POEM IN THE PROSE
"The Mettle of the Pasture"
Takes the Reader Back to
" The Choir Invisible "—Some
Clever Letters in the Story by
McVicker and Collins.
The Mettle of the Pasture —By James
" Lane Allen. The Macmillan Co., pub
lishers. For sale by St. Paul Book and
It has come to be almost an axiom
among the bookwise that whatever is
■written by James Lane Allen is liter
ature. This book, far from being an
exception, perhaps accentuates as
nothing that he has written before has
done that his is the master hand in
American fiction. It, too, has become
a habit among those who read and
write of his work to separate always
the purely literary side of his labor
from the story itself. And so it is with
"The Mettle of the Pasture." As a
Btory it is an ordinary incident enough,
the mere breaking of an engagement
and its results upon the principal char
acters and the little group of charming
people who go to make up the tale.
But it is the tare way it is done that
leaves the impress upon the reader.
Its scenes are laid in the country of
the spirit, and its activities are of the
war that men wage with their own
souls. There is a completeness about
n. story by this remarkable writer, a
feeling that when you have laid it down
you have learned something of life that
you blindly felt to be so. but that you
could not put into words.
Mr. Allen has gone back to the won
derful style that made "The Choir In
visible" a poem in prose, the quiet
strength and the rare choice of words
which makes of each page a verbal
picture of beauty. Here is one painted
of Pansy, the little country sweetheart
of the hero's brother:
"This was Pansy, child of plain, poor
farmer folk, immemorially dwelling
close to the soil; unlettered, unambi
tious, long-lived, abounding in chil
dren, without physical beauty, but
marking the track of their generations
by a path lustrous with rightdoing. For
more than a hundred years on this
spot the land had lessened around them,
but the soil had worked upward into
their veins, as into the stalks of plants,
the trunks of trees, and that clean,
thrilling sap of the earth, that vitality
of the exhaustless mother which never
goes for nothing, had produced one
heavenly flower at last —shooting forth
with irrepressible energy a soul un-
Bpoiled and morally sublime. When
the top decays, as it always does in
the lapse of time, whence shall come
regeneration if not from below. It
Is the plain people who are the eternal
breeding ground of high destinies."
So much for his perfect style. As to
the story, it is mainly of Isabel and
Rowan, lovers from childhood, who, as
the story opens, are about to plight
their troth. Isabel, in the full glory of
her love, goes forth to meet her lover,
with perfect trust in him, and
he tells her that before they
Bay the final word he must
tell her the story of his past. The
reader is not informed then of what it
is he tells her, further than it is some
sin of his youth, but she leaves him
Rnd refuses ever to see him again.
And thus the story of her life cornea
The other characters in the book are
well drawn, the splendid Mrs. Mere
dith, old Judge Morris, Mrs. Conyers,
and particularly Prof. Hardage and his
In the end Isabel discovers that after
having once loved as she loved Rowan
it is impossible to cast him out of
her heart, and she comes back to marry
him, but it is too late. Remorse for
his past, his one great sin, and separa
tion from the woman he loves, have
done their work, and after a year or
two of happy married life and the
birth of their eon, he leaves Isabel
alone to live her life without him. The
ethics of the point of the story are
much in dispute: whether it is neces
sary for a man to tell his future wife
of his past, which may spoil her life
and break clown her faith. Over this
the critics are beginning to rage.
Of Rowan's death and burial the au
thor gives us a very beautiful closing
"A few days later, an afternoon of
the same autumnal stillness, they bore
him across his threshold with that
gentleness which so often comes too
late—slowly through his many colored
woods, some leaves drifting down up
on the sable plumes and lodging in
them —along the turnpike lined with
dusty thistles—through the watching
town, a long procession, to the place
of the unreturning—they laid him
along with his fathers."
A Parish of Two—By Henry Goelet Mc-
Vkkar and Percy Collins. The Loth
rop Publishing Co.. Boston. For sale
hv St. Paul Book and Stationery Co.
Very bright are the letters that go to
make up this little volume, and very
much of a contrast, as one set is writ
ten by a society man in the thick of
life and the others by an invalid minis
ter who is condemned to a wheeled
chair and a most quiet life. Clever and
•well written as is the story, never,
Biirely, was there penned a more ridic-
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ulous one. The man of the world,
leaving his wife in New York, goes
South, and there meets the wife of
another man, with whom he falls des
perately and madly in love, and she
returns the love. Her husband is a
most improbable sort of character, pro
posing impossible feats to his wife, in
which she risks her life to satisfy his
whims, and then being pictured as a
man who would give up his life to save
that of a child. Douglas, her lover,
describes at length to his invalid friend
how much he loves this woman arid
how his own wife bores him, and he
mixes the name of God and his prayers
with his illicit love in the most re
markable manner. The ministerial
friend, although admitting he is shock
ed, finally tells him of his own love
story in the long ago, which miscar
ried and the girl married another. This
confession is necessary to a proper un- ;
derstanding of the queer end of the
tale. Strange to say, the lover Douglas
begins to like the husband of the wom
an he loves, after haying almost choked
him to death for insults to his wife,
and in a fire in a Washington hotel
he saves his life. Later, on the brute
of a husband jumps from a ferry boat
to save the life of a child and fractures
his skull. It is the end, and he dies
with some sarcastic remark on his lips
concerning Douglas and his wife. The
next letter is from the invalid friend,
who tells Douglas of the arrival at his
horne —which is that of his brother in
Boston —of the woman, now widowed,
who was the girl he had formerly loved.
Of course, the reader knows it is the
"Mrs. B —" who is the heroine of Doug
las' love, but the invalid friend never
guesses it, and proceeds to fall in love
with her again. He listens to the story
of her life as she confesses it to him,
but never knows the man she tells him
she has loved is his friend Douglas.
Then he tells his friend's story to her
and she recognizes herself as heroine
of it, and, tired of the world and its
falseness, she promises to marry the
invalid. This is all very complicated
and absurd, and when Douglas receives
the letter he thinks his friend has be
trayed him and he writes a terrible
one in reply, which kills the man who
has done no conscious wrong. The
last letter gives the improession that
the woman never marries again, and
they both live in sorrow to think they
have killed an innocent man. The book
leaves a bad taste in the month, and
the impression is given unconsciously
that for a man to be in love with his
wife is rather stupid and wholly behind
the times. It is a pity that men who
write as well as these two should have
written a book so wholly lacking in
SOJVIE LATE AUGUST MAGAZINES.
As is the custom of that periodical, the
August number of the North American
Review deals comprehensively and author
itatively with a number of subjects that
haev a leading place in the public mind.
"The Proposed British Zollverein" is the
title of a symposium, in which the Right
Hon. Sir John E. Gorst, M. P., opposes
that policy as "A Crushing Burden to the
British People;" while Archibald R. Col
quhoun advocates it as "A Policy That
Would Conserve the Empire," and Henry
Loomis Nelson, professor of political sci
ences in Williams college, considers "Its
Effect on United States Trade." Wolf yon
Schierbrand discusses the "Results of the
German Elections." An interesting fea
ture is a posthumous poem, by R. H.
Stoddard. entitled "An Old Story: a Rou
manian Folk-Song." Brig. Gen. W. H.
Carter, U. S. A., enumerates some of the
influences which have retarded the "An
glo-American Friendship," which js now
a happy fact; James P. Kirn ball de
nounces recent "Aggressive Forest Reser
vation," which, menaces the interests of
portions of the West. Archibald S. Hurd
describes the phenomenal growth of "Rus
sia's Fleet" in recent years and points to
the significance of that fact in its rela
tion to Russians expansion in the far East.
The August Bookman contains 'the usu
al interesting literary news and reviews of
late books and several contributions of im
portance of which perhaps "The Real Mar
garet Fuller" is the most notable. It is
written by Annie Nathan Meyler.
The leading article in the August Cos
mopolitan is "Dramatic Schools and the
Profession of Acting," by David Belasco.
William J. Wilgus, vice president of the
New York Central & Hudson River rail
road, contributes an article on "Railroad
ing" to the series "Making a Choice of a
Profession." Frank Moss, in an article
entitled "A Great Public Service," deals
with the courage, determination and skill
exhibited by the men who have undertaken
to relieve New York's poor of policy
thieves. In the same number appears
"The Way to Win a Woman," an essay by
The August Criterion offers some enter
taining mid-summer reading. Among the
prominent articles are a timely paper on
"The Russo-American Conquest of Man
churia," by Alexander Hume Ford, deal
ing with the great engineering and rail
way schemes now being pushed forward
in the far East; Judge Clinton R. Wood
ruff's thoughtful exposition of the mod
ern factors of "The Civic Renaissance;"
an interesting paper of personal recollec
tions of the famous Duke of Argyll and
the Marquis of Dufferin, by Gen. James
Grant Wilson; and an amusingly clever ar
ticle by Florence K. Russell, devoted to an
army woman's first experiences in Zam
boanga, in the Philippine islands.
The Craftsman (published at Syracuse,
N. V.) for August presents a third in the
series of house designs by Harvey Ellis,
who puts upon an ordinary city lot a home
which possesses originality and distinc
tion. "The American Ceramic Series." by
Irene Sargent, records the success of Miss
Louise McLaughlin, of Cincinnati, in un
derglaze decorations and the making of
porcelain. The present art conditions in
America are discussed by Claude Fayette
Bragdon. under the title of "The Sleeping
Book News for August is the annual
index number. A carefully compiled re
versible index to the whole twelve issues
of the year is furnished, so that bound
copies can be conveniently made. The re
mainder of the current number is replete
with matters of literary interest, the de
ficiency due to the dullness of the book
season being supplied by articles upon
timely topics concerning the world of au
thors and letters.
The Burr Mclntosh Monthly for August
contains the usual number of fine pictures
of actresses and others in the public eye.
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE;. MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 1903.
LETTERS OF BURNS
SELL AT AUCTION
FOR GREAT PRICES
One Epistle Sells for Twice as
Much as the Poet Received
for the First Volume of His
Poems—A Novelist Who Keeps
Five T> pewriters at Work.
Special Foreign Service.
LONDON, Aug. 9. —Two characteris
tic glimpses of Robert Burns have just
been revealed at a sale of autographs
in a stuffy London auction room. One
of the letters, which was dated from
Edinburg, April 23, 1787, to Dr. Moore,
Clifford street, Burlington Gardens, ac
knowledging the receipt of some books,
continues thus: "To the Rich, the
Great, the Fashionable, the Polite, I
have no equivalent to offer, and I am
afraid my meteor appearance will by
no means entitle me to a settled corre
spondence with any of you, the perma
nent lights of genius and literature."
That MS. brought $200—just twice
what Burns got from the whole first
edition of his poems.
The second letter is addressed to
Miss Dunlop, from Ellesland, June 13,
1788: "This is the second day, my hon
ored friend, that I have been on my
farm. A solitary inmate of an old
smoky Spence. far from every object I
love, or by whom I am beloved, nor
any acquaintance older than yesterday
* * • while uncouth caves and nov
el plans hourly insult my awkward ig
norance and bashful experience." This
letter brought $250.
One copy of the little blue paper
covered book of 240 cages which was
the first edition of Burns' poems has
just sold for $5,000 to the Burns Cot
tage trustees, who have placed beside
it the edition of Burns owned by Lord
Byron, specially bound for him, and
stamped with his coronet —affording as.
great a contrast to its humble, but far
more valuable, neighbor, as the lives
of the two men did. The fact that
both poets died at 37 was about all
they had in common.
Literary Landmarks Disappear.
Ancient literary landmarks are rap
idly disappearing from London without
causing much comment, except when
some relic-loving American comes
along who buys a doomed building for
the purpose of preserving it and setting
it up for veneration on the other side
of the Atlantic. Such enterprise is
imputed unto the American for vandal
ism—which is a -queer freak of human
nature considering that his reverence
for such landmarks have saved a num
ber cf them from destruction. It was
considered a rather good joke on
Brother Jonathan when it was reported
that "The Old Curiosity Shop" was to
be moved bodily from Lincoln's Inn
Fields to the United States, for it is
now pretty well known that the orig
inal shop that gave its name to Dick
ens' novel was down in Fetter Lane,
and was torn down several years ago.
The amusement at the deception that
was practiced on the confiding Amer
ican sight-seer, turned out, however,
to have been founded only on one
of those wild offers that museum man
agers make every once in a while just
to startle the natives. The self
styled "Old Curiosity Shop" is not go
ing to America.
The troops of Americans who visit
this bogus land mark every season are
indicative of the extraordinary hold
Dickens still has. With the possible
exception of Shakespeare, no English
author has been a cause of so many
books dealing with the places he had
made famous. Another of these is
coming out a few weeks hence under
the title "The Real Dickens Land." It
Is done by Mr. and Mrs. Snowdon
Ward, who have described and photo
graphed most of the places made fa
mous by association with Dickens.
Dickens Discovered Farjeon.
It was Dickens, by the way, who was
responsible for the return to London of
B. L. Farjeon, whose sudden death has
just been recorded. This interesting
son-in-law of Joe Jefferson was living
out in Australia when his first novel,
"Grief" was published.and it was a con
gratulatory letter from Dickens which
decided him to return. Farjeon's pro
digious output of novels was explained
by his own statement that he kept five
typists busy steadily. Even when he
went on a holiday he took two along,
and merely slowed up a little in his
dictation. He used to "get going"
sometimes when the plot became ex
citing and work steadily from ten in
the morning until three the following
morning, "living on soup and tobacco"
in the meantime.
Although Ibsen will never write
again for publication, he is so far re
covered from what was supposed to
be his final illness that he is now mak
ing plans for an excursion this sum
mer to St. Petersburg and Finland,
with the idea doubtless of seeing for
himself what Russia is doing in the
way of crushing out the rights and
liberties of the Finns. Russia is sus
pected of designs on Norway and
Sweden after she has brought their
cousins the Finns into subjection. De
spite his resolution to write no more,
the aged dramatist may succumb to
the temptation of speaking out his
mind on the subject to the public. An
other aged author who has had the
privilege of reading in the papers that
he was on Ms death bed is George
Meredith, wb * is now re??r e"n| ri^
such an extent that he is le
out. Tolstoy r too, is yie°J°?t y h 1
work again despite the fact that he has
been reported as dying three times in
the last year and a half.
T. P. O'Connor unveiled a bust of
Robert Buchanan, the poet and dramat
ist, at Southend-on-Sea, last Satur
day, and a bronze bust and tablet to
the memory of Sir Walter Besant is
to be erected a few weeks hence in the
crypt of St. Paul's cathedral. Funds
are now being raised for a replica of
this memorial to be erected on the
Mrs. Humphrey Ward has left the
dust and heat ot London for her
charming old fashioned country resi
dence, stocks..' House at Tring, with
the intention, it is said, of beginning
work on her new novel.
Little more than a year ago, the late
M. de Blowitz, for twenty-five years
Paris correspondent for the London
Times, retired, and now he is to be
followed by Mrs. Emily Crawford, who
for more than thirty years has served
the English public faithfully as £aris
correspondent of the London Daily
News, enjoying during mose of this
period the distinction of being the only
woman representative of £*i English
newspaper in that city. Conscientious
work and a delightful personality won
her a high place in the regard of
French officials, and few of them ever
i refused her information —thanks to the
fact that she knew what not to print.
One of the most elaborate and vivid ac
counts to be found in English of the
election of a pope—Pius IX.—is contained
in William R. Thayer's book on the
"Dawn of Italian Independence." It will
be remembered that Mr. Thayer was re
cently given a decoration by the king of
Italy in recognition of the value of this
An addition of especial interest to the
American Men of Letters Series is the
"Life of Sidney. Lanier," which Messrs.
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. announce is to be
written by Prof, [Edward Minis, of Trinity
college, Durham, N. C.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich is at Saranac in
the Adirondacksi His forthcoming book,
"Ponkapcg Papers." is to contain, among
other essays, a biographical and critical
study of "Robert Herrick, the Man and
It has been known fflr some time that
Mr. Marion Crawford had in preparation
a biography of the late pope, but till now
there has been no definite information on
the subject. It appears now, however,
that the pope charged Conte Soderini in
1897 that the "life", of him which should
be set forth as the official and intimate
one should be a. history, not a panegyric.
At that time the pope gave him number
less documents hitherto kept secret, and
dictated much personal matter; but he
left Soderini free to use bis own judgment
about the biography. -It now appears that
Mr. Crawford has written all of his
biography of the pope, with the collabora
tion of the Conte Soderini, and with the
use of all the documents which the pope
gave the latter for the purpose. The
English and American editions of the
bo.•'••: will appear early next year simul
taneously with the editions in continental
tongues. It is understood that his holi
ness read and approved the early por j
tions of the biography, and that he ap
proved the general plan of the remainder.
"J. McNeill Whistler and His Work"
will be one of the important art books of
the autumn. This study and apprecia
tion of one of the world's unique artists
was completed by its authors, Alfred G.
and Nancy Bell, a few weeks before
Whistler's death. It is not the authorized
biography of Whistler the man, though
the man enters into it more or less. It is,
rather, a careful and. detailed study of his
work, his genius and his aims. The Mac
millan company will publish the book with
forty reproductions in half-tone of
Whistler's best pictures.
Paul Elder # Co.. of San Francisco,
announce several volumes of novel inter
est. "The Limerick Up-to-Date Book,"
"Bachelor Bigotries," "Widows, Grave
and Otherwise." all promise to repeat the
surprise of "The Cynic's Calendar of Re
vised Wisdom." An edition of the latter
for 1904 is now" ready. The same firm
announce "Drawing Room Plays," by
Grace Luce Irwin. a volume of clever
plays for amateurs. Literary activity in
the Irwin household is evidently not lim
ited to the author of "The Love Sonnets
of a Hoodlum." We understand that
Mrs. Irwin has one or two additional
works nearing completion. Another hu
morous bit to be issued by Paul Elder &
Co. is the "Book of Nature," by Johnny
Jones, with spelling by his mother. This
will be both entertaining and instructive
for children, but the run will not be
limited to the little ones.
A book of great interest to all who
would know better the capital city of
Washington and its multi-varied life is
announced by the Grafton Press, pub
lishers, New York. It is entitled "The
Senator's Sweetheart." by Rosseter Wil
lard. and is a romance woven around one
.of the most beautiful homes in our na
The book is a handsome 12mo volume
of some 275 pages, delightfully illustrated
by six original drawings by Felix Ma
honey, of Washington. The frontispiece
is a representation in colors of a miniiii
ture portrait of the leading character in
the story in her sixteenth year. The
whole is"bound in a rich blue cloth, elab
orately stamped in- gold Mrs. Cushman
K. Davis, widow of the late United States
senator from Minnesota, contributes the
The story itself is most pleasantly
written. It tells at the early life of the
senator's "sweetheart." her marriage, and
her subsequent prominent Hfe in polities.
The C. M. Clark Publishing company
is putting out two booKs this fall of wide
ly differing nature. In "Marjie of the
Lower Ranch," Frances Parker, a real
ranch girl, has written a story of real
ranch life. It is a new thing for a wom
an to write of ranch life, and small won
der, for women* who possess the artistic
skill of a successful author have not, as
a rule, the love of isolation from the
comforts of civilisation.
Ward, Lock & Co.. of Warwick house,
London, are to publish "Miss Petti
coats" and "On Satan's Mount." They
are warranted in their venture by the
large sales these books have already had
on this side. Mr. George Richardson, of
the Boston Traveler. has dramatized
"Miss Petticoats." and a production of it,
with Miss Kathryn Osterman as star,
will be seen in the early fall.
In a limited edition of 200 copies, print
ed on "Arnold Unbleached." Thackeray's
characteristic sketch, "Reading a Poem,"
will be published at an early date by the
A. Wessels company. The sketch was
first published in the Britannia, May,
1841. unler the title of "Loose Sketches,"
which was probably intended to apply to
a series of similar tales.
"Republics vs. Woman" (the Grafton
Press) has already received a hearty re
ception at home and abroad. It has been
read in translation to the empress dow
ager of China, and is at present being
translated into several foreign languages.
The book deals with the Status of woman,
political, civic and legal, under the prin
cipal monarchies and republics of Chris
tendom, contrasting the positions of the
sex much to the advantage of the women
under the former mode of government.
Sue Ballinger. the heroine of Mrs.
Edith Elmer Wood* forthcoming novel
of the new navy, "The Spirit of the Serv
ice," is described as one of those splen
didly vital girls who abound in mental
and physical energy, in enthusiasm and
in capacity for love. She is a stalwart
young Californian of commanding figure
and warm blond coloring, whose virtues
and faults are on a generous scale. Yet
her admirable sense acts as a balance
wheel. Barbara Thornhill, the other he
roine, is a frail little New Englander,
a bundle of reserves and shynesses
which she conceals under an assumption
of cynicism. Much of the book is told
in dialqgue, the dramatic action consist
ing in the flash of character on character
like rapiers crossing. The Macmillan
company will issue the book early in
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CHICAGO TO OBSERVE
It Will Include Reunion of Early
Settlers in Reconstructed
CHICAGO, Aug. 9.—The subscription
list of the Chicago centennial celebra
tion to commemorate the permanent
settlement of the city has reached $25,
--000. The commltteemen organized to
canvass the various lines of business
report that the entire $100,000 required
will be raised by Sept. 1.
The manufacturers of the city have
taken hold of the proposed industrial
parade, and promise to make this one
of the most imposing features of the
The feminine sides of the fetes will
be looked after by the club women of
the city. The Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution will give a reception
to guests who will be in the city.
The other city committees have their
plans well under way. These will in
clude a reunion of all early Chieagoans.
If possible they are to be brought
from all parts of the country back to
their former home, and with those who
have not strayed away, will hold a
reunion in the reconstructed Fort
Dearborn. The sixth annual convention
of the National Firemen's association
will be held during jubilee week.
HER STOCKING WAS
SACRED TO SHERIFF
Deputy Is Outwitted by the Wife of a
NEW YORK, Aug. 9.—lf a deputy
sheriff did not fulfill his duty yesterday
when he was sent to replevin a liquor
tax certificate from the saloon of Mor
ris Goldfinger, of No. 70 Avenue C, it
was because his sense of delicacy took
precedence over the order of the court.
This deputy was Max Altman, and he
found himself in a curious predicament.
On one hand was the order of Jus
tice Dugro directing that the certifi
cate be obtained: on the other was Mrs.
Goldfinger with the certificate neatly
folded and tucked away in her stock
ing. How to get it without violating
the conventionalities was a problem.
When Altman entered Goldfinger's
saloon he was met by the wife of the
"I have come to demand your liquor
tax certificate." he said.
"I refuse to give it to you," replied
"Then I shall be comDelled to take it
myself," asserted the deputy.
She Was too Quick for Him.
Before he could reach for it, Mrs.
Goldfinger snatched it from the win
dow, took it out of the frame, turned
her back on Altman, gave a swish to
her skirts, and
"Now come and get it." she cried
The deputy argued with her on the
danger of defying an order of the su
preme court, but she remained obdu
rate. Finally a bright idea struck Alt
man. He went outside and found a
"The certificate isn't displayed in
the window in that place," said he, "and
they mustn't sell beer."
The policeman went Inside and or
dered Mrs. Goldfinger to close the sa
loon or display the certificate in the
"All right," she replied. She took the
paper from its hiding place and held. It
against the window. But when the
deputy made a grab for it, back it went
again into hiding. Altman finally tired
of the hide-and-seek game, and told
her that as the order directed him to
get the certificate wherever it may be,
he proposed to take it anyhow.
At this juncture the patrons of the
place began to evince a lively curiosity.
The deputy approached Mrs. Goldfinger,
and the men in the place came closer.
But he changed his mind, and said:
"I am a gentleman, and I will not
take the certificate now, but I will re
port your action to the court."
He went back to the sheriff and re
ported that the paper was being hid
den and he could not get at it.
The action in which the writ of re
plevin was issued was a suit for $1,200
brought against Goldfinger by 11.
Koehler & Co., brewers, on a promis
FISHERMAN HAS BATTLE
WITH MONSTER SHARK
It Occurred in Jamaica Bay and Lasted
NEW YORK, Aug. 9.—August is con
sidered to be the shark month In Ja
maica bay, but this year the sharks put
in an appearance early. John Whittaker,
of Canarsie, caught one last week which
was as long as his rod, and which, when
speared, was found to contain six two
He was fishing with the usual eight
ounce rod and an eighteen-thread line,
600 feet long. His boat was anchored at
the point of a bar in the Fishkill chan
Thinking that he might strike a stray
striped bass or a channel weakflsh, he put
on a large bait of shedder crab. As a
measure of safety h e took off his gut lead
er and substituted a long wire snell in
ease a big blueflsh should come along.
A hundred feet of line had run off his
reel, when, whizz, out went another 400
feet with a rush. He realized that he had
struck a monster that he could not check
with his light tackle, but he gave the
fish the spring of the rod and reeled in
until the shark was within 100 feet of
The wind was blowing rather stiffly
and there was white caps on the bay, but
through the smother of a wave he caught
a glimpse of the great fish. Then the
shark, in turn, catching a glimpse of the
boat and Whittaker's erect figure, made
a bee line for the inlet. This time it took
all but twenty-five feet of line off the
reel and Whittaker was feeling for his
knife to save his rod, when the shark
slackened. By sharp reeling he managed
to return 400 feet of his line.
Realizing the difficulty of capturing so
big a fish with so slender a rod, Whit
taker almost decided to cut the line, but
the fighting spirit got the better of his
economical instinct, and he determined
to fight the shark to a.finish.
A flat-bottomed skiff is solid enough
In a calm, but when the sea horses are
running it furnishes a very insecure foot
hold. However, by bracing his feet
against the sides of the boat, Whittaker
managed to maintain an erect position.
The second time the angler reeled in
the shark was led like a lamb to the
slaughter. It came up to within thirty
feet of the boat, the great cleaving back
fin on the fish being plainly visible. Then
came another rush.
By holding the rod straight up In the
air until ever fiber of the wood was
strained, the angler managed to limit the
rush to 300 feet. By this time Whittaker
was beginning to be more confident. He
is a big, muscular man, and the battle
so far had only stimulated his nerves
and awakened his enthusiasm.
Seeing a chance for ultimate victory,
Whittaker decided to shift his position
so that in the event of tiring the shark
he could draw it up in the shallow water
on the bar and shoot It. So he directed
the boy with him in the boat to pull up
the anchor and row 100 yards further
up the bar. The tide was going out and
Whittaker realized that in a short time
a portion of the bar would be above the
From that time on Whittaker fought
the shark standing in water up to his
knees, for he had jumped out of the boat.
For nearly fifteen minutes the fight went
on until Whittaker's arms were becom
ing numb from the strain.
Gradually the rushes of the great fish
became shorter and the boy at last man
aged to plant a 38-caliber bullet in the
shark's head. The shock of the bullet
seemed to madden the shark for a few
minutes, but it weakened rapidly and
Whittaker was enabled to tow it up on
the bar, where it was quieted by six
pieces of lead in its ugly head.
Most Popular In the World.
What Is the most popular advertised
medicine in the world? A few years ago
it was supposed to be a brand of pills
made in England claiming a sale of
6,000,000 packages a year. This record is
badly beaten, however, today by the fam
ous American family medicine, Cascarets.
Candy Cathartic, which are selling at an
average of over 30,000 boxes every day,
over a million boxes a month, and over
twelve million boxes a year. Thin appears
to be evidence of overwhelming popularity,
the most noteworthy on record.
KLONDIKE FARM IS
MINE OF WEALTH
Former Publisher Finds Hardy Vegetables
Give Large Crops at Good Prices.
TACOMA, Wash.. Aug. 9.— W. M.
Swinehart, formerly publisher of the Ju
neau Mining"Record, Is making a fortune
operating at Fort Selkirk the most ex
tensive farm in British Yukon or Alaska.
For five years Swinehart has been a
successful farmer in the I^Torth, becoming
an enthusiastic believer in the agricultural
possibilities of the great Yukon valley. His
farm consists of 120 acres, Ihc chief prod
ucts of which are hay. oats, potatoes, tur
nips and other hardy winter vegetables.
All of these are produced abundantly.
Dawson and the surrounding country af
fording a good market at high prices. Po
tatoes yield about 200 bushels to the acre
and a similar area produces three tons of
oats or timothy hay.
A novel feature of the country is thnt
timothy can be sown on May 1 and the
hay crop cut the same season", due to the
rapid growth under the hot summer sun.
Swlnehart .says his experience has demon
strated that twenty acres of hi.s Fort Srl
kirk farm will yield a greater profit than
his father's well tilled 1,000-acre farm in
Quips and Quirks.
For one Pegasus that kicks over tho
traces 100 die of inanition.
There are 999 milligrammes of sling in
the properly constructed epigram.
It is inflection that gives charm to
speech, but the typewriter can talk v< ry
convincingly without inflection of any,
If I were lucky enough, said the im
pecunious one, to make money enough
to live in comfort the rest of my life 1
would have to cultivate an entirely new
supply of wants and desires. And hew
sad that would mak« me!
It takes a philosopher to console him
self with the thought that the thing he
wants today is of the kind that will give
him no joy twenty years from now. To
the average man this is no Consolation "t
all. It is sad to think that with the
years comes lack <>f appreciation. — Gua
Alexander in Plttsburg Dispatch.
"Mrs. Ripley is an Intensely jealous
"O, I guessed that tho first time I
called —before I even saw her— by tho
very ugly servant who opened the door
to me." —Stray Stories.
Colorado and Utah Rates Cheaper Than
In arranging for your summer vacation*
why not go to Colorado or Utah. The Min
neapolis & Si. Louis Railroad has tha
shortest line and best service and will sell
tickets at half rates tor the rouna trip to
Denver. Colorado Springs, Pueblo. Glen
wood Springs, Colorado. Salt LaKe and
Ogden, Utah from June 1 to September
80, good to return to October SI. Get full
Information at the ticket office. 398 Robert
street, St. Paul, Minn.
To California and Return, $50,
via. the shortest and most direct lino rind
the line that gives you the best service.
Tickets on sale August Ist to 14th, ana
are gocd for return- to October 15th. with
stop-over privileges on tne going trip as
well as on the return. Select your own
route and go one way and return an
other. For full particulars see J. G.
Rickel, City Ticket Agent thn Minneapo
lis & St. Louis R- R., 308 Robert street,
St. Paul, Minn.
A Trip to Atlantic Seashore Resorts
Is a delightful outing at any srason
Through tickets are sold at your railroad
station, routed via the Lehigh Vail, y
Railroad. America's Great Double Track
Send 2 cent stamp to Gcnr-ral Passeng< r
Department, Lehigh Valley Railroad, New
York, for booklet on Atlantic City.
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