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TOPEHA STATE J OUKNAXi, SATURDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 5, 1903.
13 ALIONGTIIE BOOKS Marjr MacLane's New Produc- tioa Is Disappointing. It Falls to Reach Standard of First Book. HAS FAILED IN EFFOliT Eiident She lias Tried to I'rofit by Experience. Work Won't Be as Fopnlar as the " Confession." Boomed by all the arts and devices known to the book boomers, the Story I Mary MacLane, an unusual and un conventional, although withal unorig inal book of last year, attained consid erable notoriety and the right to be published in the list of "best sellers" tor several months. There was nothing about the Mary MacLane book to cause a furore there very seldom does seem any adequate excuse for the Donularity of popular books but it was exploited In a manner to arouse the curiosity of lovers of sensational literature, and people who had never read any of the celebrated confessions of literature upon which it was undoubtedly modeled found it oddly interesting or amusing. Also Hamlin Garland and Professor Oscar Ti'igriis, or some other member of the freak ' faculty of the Standard Oil seat of learning in Chicago, read it and pronounced it good. Mr. Garland , saM its youri author had a quite in- comparable style and that ' she was above all things never to change it or suffer it to be changed by her further studies and efforts in a literary wav. There is evidence in Mi3S Macl-ane's new book. My Friend Annabel Lee, that she hps taken Mr. Garland's advice very seriously, for It Is mainly characterized by an exaggeration of the affectations of h?r first production. It is hard to tell whether Miss Mae Lane is a conscious or an unconscious humorist, but if she is the former she' Is certainly a mistress of the fine art ! of enjoying a Joke on oneself, for if i ever there was a rich joke on any one i Mary MacLane's books are a great Joke on Mary MacLane. My friend Anna bel Lee is really only Another Story of Mary MacLane, and one wonders why the author, whose frank egotism might easily be made a piquant and interest ing quality if she had the genius's gift f making the most of her limitations, did not so entitle it. "Annabel Lee" is a terra cotta statuette of a Jaoanese maiden, which Miss MacLane picked up is that the expression? in a shop in Boylston street, and the book is a record of the dialogues in which Anna bel Lee plays Hennessey to Mary Mac Lane's Dooley. There is nothing so good in Annabel Lee as the tooth-brush chapter in the first book, although the story of the Kaatenstein children is not so bad. The rest of the look, however, might be said to be very "slow going." If Mary MacLane has any excuse at all for breaking Into print it is on the score of naturalness, truth telling and a disre- :Kard for the convenances as such. Thuse supposed qualities gave her first book its voprue, although it required very little discernment to discover the insincerities and affectations in that one, and this second venture leaves no doubt that Mary MacLane Is only a foolish little poseur, very young, very crule and very vain. Bither that or a mistress of burlesque. My Friend Annabel Lee Is dedicated to Miss Lucy Gray, a reader for Her bert S. Stone & Co., Chicago. Miss Mac Lane's publishers, and upon whose rec ommendation the Story of Mary Mac Lane was accepted. The dedication is a fair sample of the sort of affected ma terial w ith which the book abounds: "To Lucy Gray, in Chicago," it reads. "This Book and One Pale Lavender Flower of Amaranth." Now you know that anyone who could tell what that means is entitled to the beautiful wax doll and the quarter naw ed oak bedroom set. But Mary Mac Lane has the Munsey storiette idea that the more vague and obscure and impos sible you can make a thing the nearer do you approach "fine writing" and True Art. Annabel Lee it seems likely won't "go" the way Mary MacLane did. For one thing there are no "swear words" In it and for another there is no reference to the Devil. It was undoubtedly her chum my association with the Devil or her professed eagerness to be chummy with him that made people read Mary Mac Ijne hopefully to the last chapter look ing for something worse. Annabel Lee Is quite respectable. It is all about the Flat Surfaces of Things and the Half Conscious Souls and Measures of Sor row, and Lutes Without Strtngs and a Message From Tender Soul with now and then a drop to earth and referencts to beefsteak and onions. Stuff and non sense of course but no harm in it. If Miss MacLane has met the Devil and she is his. since she left Butte for Bos ton, she says nothing about it and alto gether her latest outburst is so very proper that her publishers are likely to Inse money on it. Even the reputatHn " Baskets bright of wreathed silver" Keats A subtly harmonious phrase suggesting some creations of Gorham Silver though an unfailing beauty of adaptability to purpose is to be found m the simpler articles of household use produced by the Gorham Co. In these the same thoughtful de sign, the same admi rable workmanship is evident as in the most elaborate "baskets of wreathed silver." An responsible jewelers keep Gorham silverware) 2SSS2SSBBS3BBS& of hr first book will hardly aell It. But they say she la engaged to marry a wholesale grocer. No. it doesn't sound very devilish, does it? so perhaps she won't care. In any cas it seems safe to predict that that will be about all from Mary MacLane. THE WIDOW'S BOOK. What 8h Thinks of tha Seuthsrn Problem. Teresa Dean, the "Widow who writes for Town Topics, went south last winter about the time that Presi dent Roosevelt's policy of friendliness to the negro was the subject of so much comment in this country and her letters from the other side of the Mason and Dixor. line which appeared in the magazine from time to time are now published by the Smart Set company and make an hour's reading for any one who cares to know what the south, according to Teresa Dean, thinks about that, child labor, negro disfranchise ment and other problems which have attracted attention during the last year. The book is written from the southern standpoint and is in the main logical, consistent and reasonable. BOOS NOTES. "Half Hours With the Best Humor ous Authors." by Charles Morris, has Just been issued in a new edition by J. B. Lippincott Company. The selections by the well-known editor occupy four volumes, appropriately bound in cloth. From the same editorial hands has Just issued a new edition of "Half Hours With the Best American Authors," in four volumes. Mr. Jack London's new novel, "The Call of the Wild." has gone promptly into its third large edition in this coun try. Its readers seem specially interest ed in the colored illustrations, which are reproduced by a new process never be fore used for illustrating a book, and which are decorative and imaginative, j and yet somehow appropriate for a sin gularly realistic story. It ranks second on the lists of best selling books for re cent weeks, being surpassed only by "The Mettle of the Pasture." Henry E. Krehblel, the well known musical critic of The New York Trib une, contributes an illustrated article to the September Booklovers Magazine on the evolution of the pianoforte and its music An analysis of many programs adopted by the pianists of toay has convinced him that too little attention is given to the music of the century or two before Bach the period of virginal and clavecin, of clavichord and harpsi chordand he urges a consideration of those early compositions upon all mu sical students and pianists. "Dorothy Vernon of Hsddon Hall" and "John Ermine of the Yellowstone" are among the recent novels which have been dramatized, and which will ap pear on the stage this fall. Miss Bertha Galland. is to star as Dorothy in the play made from Mr. Charles Major's book, while Mr. James K. Hackett is to play the title role in Mr. Frederic Rem ington's story. A more picturesque hero than Mr. Remington's could hard ly be thought of. But will the play end the same way as the novel? This seems very doubtful; and, indeed, the tragic ending of the novel does not seem nec essary. Bruno Leselng's volume of stories, "Children of Men," will be published by McClure, Phillips & Co. early in Sep tember. Mr. Lessing writes of New York's Ghetto. He knows the life be cause he has lived it; he knows the peo ple because he has been one of them, and these are the facts that eive his book more than ordinary value. He shows how the peoDle live, what they suffer, what they enjoy, the Dassions that rule them, by vivid transcripts in story form from real life. The tales are strong many are grim, but not a few show the brighter side and verge on the humorous. The author writes with great directness and sincerity, which gives his stories an unusual atmosphere of reality, and leaves the reader con vinced that the Cloture is a true one. "Birds in Their Relations to Man." the illustrated volume by Clarence M. Weed and Ned Dearborn, which J. B. Lippincott Company have Just publish ed, will appeal with special interest to the great army of bird-lovers who de sire to see birds encouraged and pro tected. It should also appeal to the sportsman because of its discussion of the principles of game protection, and to the horticulturist and agriculturist because of its scientific review of those birds which are helpful, and those which are Injurious to growing crops and fruit. It is an economic text-book in its usefulness and yet written in a style to encourage popular attention. The American Book company has Just published "Home and Scobey's Stories of Great Artists." By Olive Browne Home and Kathrine Lois Scobey. The book Is intended for third reader grade. It offers stories of the lives of great ar tists, which will make a delightful and valuable addition to the ordinary course of study. The authors, finding no ma terial of such a character available for school use. prepared these sketches. The novelty of the subject-matter will appeal to teachers as well as to pupils, and will lead to further study of the lives and works of these great-minded and simple-hearted men. A specially noteworthy feature of the book is its numerous attracive and artistic repro ductions of the best paintings of all times. At a time when the name of Carlyle is being dragged In the mud by his de tractors, it is refreshing to come across Ruskin's testimony in one of the de lightful letters which he wrote to Mary Gladstone. "The death of Carlyle," he writes, "is no sorrow to me. It is. I be lieve, not an end, but a beginning of his life. Nay, perhaps, also of mine. My remorse, every day he lived, for not having enough loved him in the days gone by. is not greater now, but less, in the hope that he knows what I am feel ing about him at this and all other moments." It seems that In England, where the Letters of John Ruskin to M. G. and H. G. (Harpers) was privately published, only a few copies are now available, and the book is likely to be come scarce. Rev. Lyman Abbott, whose biography of Henry Ward Beeeher" will appear In the early autumn, received the degree or i. u. at Yale last month. He wns also honored with an invitation to luncheon at President Roosevelt's sum mer home. Mr. Bliss Perry, editor of the Atlantic and author of "A Study of Prose Fiction," delivered the commence ment oration at Smith colleee. Mr Harriet Prescott Spofford. the well known poet and novelist. Is spending the season in London, it being her first visit there. Miss Florence Converse, author of "The Burden of Christopher," receiv ed the degree of A M. this year from Wellesley colleee. of which she is a graduate. She has Just finished a new novel of the days of Chaucer, entitled "Long Will- which will be published In October. Mr. Will Payne of Chicago, whose new novel "Mr. Salt" Is now in preparation for early publication, has spent the summer on the Maine coast. Mr. Henry D. Sedgwick. Jr., has Just returned from Capri, Italy, where he spent the season. He Is In the Berkshires this summer and will give some of his time to the final revision of the proofs of his forthcoming volume of "Esays on Great Writers." At tha din ner given to the faculty, visiting super visors, and principals of training schools by the Pittsburg Kindergarten associa tion at the International Kindergarten union meeting, each plate was marked with a hand-painted card showing a scene from one of the books of Kate Douglas Wiggin. An interesting brochure on The Doones of Exmoor has just been pub lished in England, which has for its object a consideration of the evidence for the stories in Lorna Doone. The au thor concludes that the Doone tradition is of greater antiquity than has been generally supposed, even by Mr. Black more, and dates it as far back as the incursions of the Danes during the reign of Alfred the Great. He also cor roborates the statement that Mr. Black more got his clew for the weaving of his great romance from a story entitled The Doones of Exmoor, published at one time in that old-established family mag azine. The Leisure Hour. The unfailing delight which this wonderful story yields to readers, new and old. year after year, is attested by the fact that the Harpers report it as in constant demand. Especially is this true of their illustrated edition, the best one-volume illustrated on the market. George Ade gives slang the "go by" in his new book, "In Babel," which McClure. Phillips & Co. announce for publication about the middle of this month. Mr. Ade's "Babel" is Chicago, about which rushing town it may be conceded that he knows as much as anybody. The book contains a sheaf of brief little stories mirroring the life of the great western metrcoolis in all its phases. There are stories of the "tenements" and stories of the "lake front." stories of the respectable middle class, of the unresDectable loafers, of the police, of the newspaper men, of the cabby, and of a host of other types that air. Aae Knows well and has hit off with remarkable facility and SDtness. The stories are in all moods, and there are as many laughs as tears in the vol ume. In doffing the fool's bauble of slang, Mr. Ade appears in this book as a splendid literary artist. 'London in the Time of the Stuarts" is the title of the new book by the late Sir Walter Besant. which the Macmillan company will publish in the autumn. Sir Walter undertook an important work in several volumes, which were to be call ed collectively "The Survey of London." The first volume in the series, "London in the Eighteenth Century," appeared last winter, and it is expected that the third volume will be published next year. The forthcoming volume, "Lon don in the Time of the Stuarts." enters especially into that part of the life of the great city which appealed to Sir Walter the manners and customs of the people of those days, the lives and habits and amusements of the mer chants and their wives, customers and servants, what they ate and drank and wore, and what they talked about. The two chapters on "Manners and Cus toms" and "Society and Aumsements" occupy a third of the entire volume on 'London in the Eighteenth Century. A book written out of the heart usu ally reaches the heart. Charles Wag ner's latest book. "The Better Way." seems invariably to have found its own, and to have delivered its message. Both Mr. Wagner and the publishers of the book are constantly receiving letters from grief-stricken parents who have lost children, declaring their grat itude for the comfort they have re ceived from "The Better Way, and asking if Mr. v agner wrote the charm ing gospel of fatherhood that prefaces it from personal experience. It was in deed out of sad personal experience that Mr. w agner wrote. His first-born was a boy Pierre who brought untold joy to the youthful father. Great was the young parent's pride in his flrsUing, and as the years slipped by the two grew wonderfully together. The father looked forward to having his son as companion in his work, and the boy was just growing to an age. when this was beginning to be planned when sick ness came. As the illness Drogressed the father's anguish increased when death seemed probable the father was distracted. In his efforts to calm him self during1 his hours of watching by the boy's bedside, the father wrote down the comforting thoughts that now form the first chapters of "The Better Way." When the boy died, the father continued the book, intending it to be a tribute, a monument, to the memory 01 nis Deiovea son. Dodd. Mead & Company have Issued the following: "We are authorized to state in the most emphatic manner to the American press that there is no truth whatever in the statement which is being circulated by Mr. Sidney Lee in his pamphlet "The Alleged Vandalism at Stratford-on-Avon.' to the effect that Miss Marie Corelli wanted the disputed site in Henley street for a free library of her own, and that this was the rea son of her objection to the erection of Mr. Carnegie's library. She never had any such Idea or intention, and the false and malicious report is being dealt with by her solicitors in two actions for libe. which will be tried in due course. Mr. Lee was perfectly aware of the nature of the charge trumped up against Miss Corelli, before the publication of his pamphlet, having been fuly informed of it by her solicitors, and also having re ceived a courteous and friendly personal letter from Miss Corelli herself on the subject; therefore, his repetition of a statement which is sub judice is scarcely excusable. Another pamphlet entitled, 'The Plain Truth of the Stratford-on-Avon Controversy." by Miss Corelli, is Just published in London and will reach America in a few days. All the facts of the discussion are given, and some very remarkable Illustrations of the old cottages which Miss Corelli's protest has saved, are also included." In Fez. In Fez. the capital of Morocco, most of the houses consist of several stories, each beirg provided with a light veranda run ning round It and connecting the rooms. Ail the windows and ?0)is open out into the patio, or court yard, the window open ings in the upper stories being covered with close trellis work. All tpe houses have flat roofs, with a wall some four to six feet high running around, and from p. m. until sunset the roofs are given over to the la.Ues exclusively, wha can then walk about and take the fre-sa air without being seen by any of the opoosite sex. This reservation is a law which is never broken and no man would be guilty of be ing Been on his or on any other roof dur ing the forbidden hours. Owing to the fact that the women of tne ura are not allowed to be seen by any other man than their lord and master, all domestic ofiefs are situated away from the Douse proper. In many of the larger houses, besides the water fountains, jthers playing scent or scented water are to be found. Sections of the court yard also are slightly sunk and these portions are filled with scented oil. which is used to perfume the -ooms. The Mocrs are exceptionally particular in discarding their footgear before enter ing a room or crossing a rug or carpel : they even changi j-Kppers before entering the court yard from the treet. Thus the houses lire kept beautifully clean and sweet and are not, as ma'iv peipl would suppose, misty or close. Cnicago News. What I Life ? In the last analysis nobody knows, bt we do know that it is under strict law. Abuse that law even slightly, pain results. Irregular living means derangement of the organs, resulting in constipation, headache or liver trouble. Or- King's New Lifa Pills quickly readjusts this. It's gentle, yet thorough. Only 25c at Arnold Drug Co., SU1 North Kansas avenue. MR. BOWSER'S CIRCUS. Ha Holds On at Horn Instead of Going to Forepaugh's. Mr. Bowser had come home with a smile on his face and a couple of dead head tickets to the circus in his vest pocket, and he had scarcely entered the door when he announced: "I'll take half a day off tomorrow and we'll attend the circus and have a good time. Hey, little woman; but how does that strike you?'" 'You don't mean that we are to go to a circus?" she asked in doubtful tones. Of course I do! Here are the tickets. We'll take in everything from the ele phants down to the peanuts. We haven't been to a circus together since we were married." Mr. Bowser was like a boy with a new sled, and Mrs. Bowser almost dumb with astonishment and anticipation. Twice during the meal he got up to go around to her ana pat her on the head and ask her if she had ever seen-a two-homed rhinoceros. He put his arm around her going upstairs, and the cat followed be hind and winked at her own whiskers and said it was something she never saw in that house in all her life be fore. "It will seem like our old courting days." said Mr. Bowser, as he Bat down to his cigar. "It was when we went to circus for the first time that I fell in love with you. I want to say, fur- ther, that I have never regretted it either." "It seems so funny that you thought of taking me to the circus." she re plied as the tears threatened to come. "I have often wanted to go, but you have always said " "Yes. I said it was all nonsense, but I'm going to make a change In myself. Hereafter we go to some place of amusement at least three nights a week. You deserve all I can do for you. You have been one of the best little wives any man ever had. and I want you to know how much appreciate it. I've been brusque and short with you some times, but you have never doubted my love, have you?" "Never. I wish every woman had as good a husband." i "And X wish every man had as good a wife. There have been times when you ought to have taken the poker and whacked me over the head, but you never lose your temper. Mrs. Bowser, do you know sometimes I believe you are an angel from heaven?" "But you musn't believe that," she replied, beginning to be alarmed over his goody-goodness. "But I do. I am an old kicker and fault-finder and deserve to be booted, and you are an angel of earth and de serve forty medals for living with me." "And so we are to go to the circus tomorrow-, and to the theater some night soon?" "You bet we are. Darling, do you know I was thinking of a little inci dent in our lives as I came up on the car? It was about our playing euchre one evening. Do you remember you beat me seven straight games and how mad I got? I called you a cheat and a swindler, and I kicked over chairs and said I'd get a divorce, arid you and you" "I KICKED OVER CHAIRS AND SAID I'D GET A DIVORCE." "Oh, I've forgotten," she laughed. "I never remember those things for an hour." "That's awfully kind of you. but I want to talk of that game of euchre. I even tried to make you believe that an ace would take th? joker. Ha! ha! ha! As I look back and remember how mean I was I wonder you didn't pick up a chair and fell me to the floor. It would have served me Just right. Is it any wonder that when I think of these things I call you an angel?" "You are a dear, good man, and let's talk of the sights we are to see at the circus." "And about our old love letters," he interrupted, as he began to walk about. "There isn't the least doubt that 1 wrote a lot of silly nonsense, but on two or three occasions when you have said I did I got mad and raised a row. Yes. I remember of one letter in which I said I had kissed the tracks you left in ar cranberry swamp, and yet when you told me of it I howled about a divorce. My dear angel, can you ever pardon me?" "Of course." "And there's another thing I want to refer to. One day I came home and found you on the lounge with a sick headache. You tried to get up and welcome me. but you could not. You were dreadfully sick, but did I pity you? Did I sympathize with you? Did I order you tea and toast and sit beside you as a decent husband should? No. I brutally told you that any lady who would walk around the block barefoot- HA! WHAT'S THAT?" ed ought to have seventeen sick head aches, and I left you to the mercy of the cook and bounced off to the club. Mrs. Bowser, can you will you ha! What's that?" Mr. Bowser stood stiffly erect in the middle of the room and pointed to one of the back windows. The cat stood be side him and looked in the same direc tion. "Yes, the glass Is cracked, said Mrs. Bowser. "A boy threw a stone from the alley." "Cracked! Ruined! Destroyed:" hoarsely whispered Mr. Bowser, with his finger still pointing. "And this is the way you run my house! This is the way my wife looks after my inter ests '. " "But a boy threw a stone." she pro tested. "A boy a stone! And you were right here?" "Yes. but how could I help It? "How do I help it? Are stones thrown when I am here? Fifty dollars worth of glass ruined through your want of care! It's no use no use" "That pane only cost 75 cents, and I say I can't stand in the alley and prevent boys from throwing." "Mrs. Bowser, we need not discuss the matter further," he said, as he turned away. "I came home with a heart full of love and kindness to rind my home a scene of ruin and desola tion. This, ends our going to the cir cus. "But vou wont give it up because a boy broke a pane of glass, will you?" "I will. The trip is off. There will be no circus, clowns or cannibals for us this year. It is not the broken glass I look at, but the principle of the thing. As a wife and a housekeeper, you are a Hat failure. For anything you might do to prevent, this house could be torn down and carted off by hoodlums. 'But how foolish of " 'That will do. woman: that will do! I have given you trial after trial, and it has always resulted the same way- ruin and desolation! I have no doubt the back fence is broken down, the woonsdea carried on and most of the foundations of the house removed. Our money will be needed right here for re. pairs. I am now going for a little stroa. ana snould anyone call and ask for me you can say 1 may not be home until noon tomorrow." "But how can you blame me? "Woman, the subject is closed. Good evening to you good evening." Copy right, 1903, by C. B. Lewis. THE MELANCHOLY CTPRESS Varied TJsas of This Product of the Swamps of tha South. In a recent issue of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat Ferdinand Tonney de clares that the axman is fast destrovint the melancholy cypress, and that the enormous consumption of the imDerlsh able wood will soon clear the southern swamps of their noblest product. Mr. Tonney says the best specimens are found in Arkansas and Louisiana. The lumbermen class the timber as red, yel low and white, according to the tint of the wood. In southern Illinois some years ago there were brakes of a white variety, but the trees were pigmies when compared with the yellow cypress gi ants of the Cache river country in Ar kansas, and the mammoth red cypress tree along the Ouachita river. The slow growth and the uncertain method of re production leads to the belief, says Mr Tonney, that before many years the tree will become extinct The great breaks are rapidly disappearing before the modern methods of lumbering, and re gions which heretofore were regarded as inaccessible because of the swamp con ditions are being cut over, and the lum ber going into the markets at a rat- surprising even to thoe who are inti mately acquainted with the Industry. The antiquated methods of logging, so slow and cumbersome, nave been re placed by the up-to-date ideas, and the new facilities and improvements have worked wonders in the business. Mr. Tonney says, further, that Just now cypress Is the one kind of timber which has attained a prominent place on the lumberman s list, and the in creasing demand and the advancing price are attracting the attention of every one who has in any way to deal with building materials. The com mercial value of a good cypres brake is almost beyond the belief of those who are not familiar with the lumbering in dustry. The merits of the timber as adapted to a multiplicity of uses are without question, and it has taken rank along with white pine and poplar. A house may be built these days wholly of cypress. The frame work, siding, flooring, lath, shingles and even the in terior when finished in this remarkable product of the southern swamps gives satisfaction, which, is shared alike by the builder and owner. Strength, dura bility and beauty of finish combine to make it popular with the woodworker. An Instance may be cited where cvpress was substituted for yellow pine in the construction of the World's fair buildings. While it Is true that the cypress brakes in Arkansas are being drawn upon heavily, there is no danger of Im mediate depletion. And every cypress tree felled means that In return addi tional wealth comes to swell the means whereby in other ways Arkansas is un dergoing splendid development. Little Rock Gazette. Typhoid Fever. Why will you take the chance of be ing sick with Typhoid, Bilious, Malaria, Scarlet Fever or Diphtheria? When Hamilton's Celebrated Fever Specific will prevent any of these dis eases if taken in time. The same medicine will eliminate the morbid poison from the system and abort the disease at any stage of the fever In a few hours. The usual way it takes from 3 to 8 weeks to recover, and often do not live. If you will try them and learn of their great worth you will not be at any time without the tablets. 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