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MM EN! AMEN!! JHHEHII!
"We ask Thee, Lord, that Then
0 wilt raiso up a man who will
save us from this new and
damnable heresy that this is a
whits man's country, and that
there is no place here for the
black man. Raise up soma
widow's son, who is now at his
mother's knee, to the task of
savins the black slave of to-day
not from the shackles of iron,
but from the shackles of preju
dice, and save the black race
from hatred, save the white man
from his supercilious contempt,
a from his degradation, and lift
him up until he can learn to
love his feliowmen framed in
Cod's own image."
Prayer by Rev. Newell Dwight
Z, Hillis, pastor of Plymouth
'Z Church, Brooklyn, New York.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1903
We have read many good things
which have been written on the
"'vexed problem" and wish we could
reproduce them all, but our limited
pace and exchequer forbids. How
ever, the following which recently ap
peared in the Indianapolis News from
the pen of a white woman is so good,
and so fair and so nearly expresses
our sentiments that we are compelled
to give our reader the benefit of it:
The Man and the Color.
"To the Editor of The News:
Sir:For an indefinite period
American people have been so en
grossed with the perplexing "Negro
problem," so much time has been
-spent in trying to solve it, that the
fact that other races present as intri
cate problems is just dawning on our
No Negro was ever an anarchist,
and very few have stooped to lynch
ing, two heinous but popular crimes
"f otherhundreds races. Itf will. be har
ffe **$?i* picture anything more repulsive- than
yea children, who. have lost all self- JgJjJ JJ^SSifc*
After all the blow and bluster and
the killing of one of the posse of white
men who took upon themselves the
sas and attempted to "rescue" an al
leged white girl who was "held a
prisoner by a band of eight Negroes
on Bruce's Island," it turns out that
the girl is the daughter of Mrs. Wm.
Hicks, who. with her husband are
the alleged leaders of the "band." All
of the "band" has been captured and
are in jail at Ft. Smith, Ark. The
newspapers had great "scare heads"
three columns wide telling the trump
ed up story and attempting to
increase tbe already alarming race
animosities. In fact the newspapers
have been the prime cause of the
sweep of anarchy, mob, murder aril
barbarism, which has gone over the
country recently by the methods they
follow in making mountains out of
mole hills and mole hills out of noth
ing but their diabolical prejudiced im1
It seems that the Afro-American
makes not only a good soldier so far
as valor, bravery, sobriety, deport
ment, dicipline, etc., but that he also
holds his own as a marksman. In
the recent rifle competition in the de
partment of the Dakotas at Fort Sher
idan near Chicago, concluded last
Monday the gold medal was won by
Sergent Hawkins of the Twenty
fourth infantry who made 892 points.
Corporal Coles of the same regiment
took third prize, silver medal, 755
points Sergt. Grayson of the same
regiment, made distinguished marks
man with 758 points. The second
and fourth prizes were won by mem
bers of the Twenty-first and Maj.
Brown of the Twenty-Fourth made
distinguished marksman. These suc
cessful competitors will be entered in
the infantry and cavalry competition
which will begin to-day.
Associate Justice Brewer of the
United States supreme court in an
article in Leslie's Weekly in which he
states that the "Chief cause of lynch
ing has been -the attacks on' white
women by colored men."
Mr. Justice Brewer ought to know
that this statement is absolutely false.
Statistics will' show that less than
one-fifth of the lynchings are caused
by assaults on women.
The New Orleans Times Democrat
says: "There can be no truer demo
cratic ideas or wealthier politics than
in Mississippi to-day, and that state
owes it to the primary.
The political power belong of right,
to the people and any system, plan or
trick that steals that power from the
people and lodges it in the hands of
any man or set of men is a cheat and
As, a matter of fact the majority
of the people of Mississippi really
have no voice at all in the government
of the state. Three-fifths of the in
habitants, because they are Afro
Americans and poor, have been dis
franchised by a "plan that steals the
power from the people and lodges it
on the hands of a set of men" known
as the Democratic party-.
Alfred W. Crawford, a florist of
Meriden, Conn., has been appointed
professor of floriculture and landscape
gardening at Tuskegee university.
This is another evidence that Prof.
Washington is always securing the
best instructors in the race that he
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^^-c^agSagg^^-^-^ control, willing to listen to no one, WGgtUBKSttS&&*h^mt^<^BXm* jjgSA
control willing to listen to no one
raving like wild beasts for their prey,
after killing their victim in the most
horrible manner, taking fingers, toes
'and anything accessible for souvenirs
of their horrid work. Barbarians
could do no worse. To-day every
newspaper abounds in narratives of
the work of these law brokers. Is
not this a problem to be solved?.
Every time a president tours the
country, some suspected villain is
caught and found guilty of meditating
murder of the chief magistrate, and
these culprits are persistent and bold
a knotty problem to be sure! And
when we remember that no crime
for which the Negro is so brutally
killed' -belongs wholly to that race
that the newspaper publishes similar
crimes in other races, then the lynch
ing problem becomes harder for so
Why should a man exult over the
color of his skin, unless that color be
a certain index of exalted virtues? It
does not necessarily follow that his
character, which, after all, is the real
man, is white, simply because the
epidermis is white. A white man
filled with a prejudice so deep seated
and black that will actuate him to
treat a fellow man more cruelly than
he would a dog, simply because his
outer covering is black, has aVchar
acter much darker than the Negro'sr
skin. In 1863 the white man had only
to say to his brother in black: "I am
your superior," and it was so, but to
day, in 1903, the Negro says: "Prove
it by yemr superior qualities, by your
Some one, in deriding the Negro
recently, foolishly said, "he could do
nothing but pattern after the white
Did any man or woman ever reach
any high degree of eminence unless
he had some high ideal? What mat
ter whether ideal be white or black,
if it be worthy of emulation?
When Longfellow sang:
"Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime."
He meant that we should read these
lives and copy their excellencies
What difference does it make whether
the youth take a George Washington
or a Booker Washington, as long as
both are worthy of imitation?
Since the Indian, the only true
American does not claim America, she
is the real home of every race on the
globe, and the Negro is as truly an
American as the decendents of any
other nation. When the national
hymns "America" and "Columbia, the
Gem of the Ocean," are heard the
same patriotic chords that vibrate in
other's breast, vibrate also in the
black man's breast. When the cry
"To arms! the foe! they come! they
come!" is heard in the land, the Ne
gro is ready, yes, eager to shed his
blood and die. He labors arduously
to become a credit to both country
and Creator, and yet, when he looses
self-control or when one depraved to
the type of a Knapp, decends to the
lowest crimes, he cannot, like Knapp,
have a trial and be deservedly exe
cuted by the law because his skin is
black. Criminals should be lawfully
dealt with according to their crimes
regardless of color.
MARY BROYLES HITCHENS.
THE APPEAL: A NATIONAL
SOCIAL LIFE I N THE EARLY REPUB-
Social Life in the Early Republic.
Anne Hollingsworth Wharton. Pro
fusely illustrated. 8vo. Buckram, gilt
top, uncut edges. $3 net. Philadel
phia: J. B. Lippincott Company.
Within the last year -or two there has
beeh written a good deal of interesting
reading matter dealing with the early
life of the Republic and of the colonial
period. Much of the matter that has
been given to the public bears the stamp
of hastiness and ill preparation, and can
hardly be classed as standard literature.
Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, however, in
"Social Life in the Early Republic," has
written historically and well. This lady
has made a profound study of the colon
ial period, and the previous volumes which
she has written dealing with the men,
the politics and the tragic events of that
most strenuous period of development and
evolution was not only well received by
the reading people, but caused them to
look forward with much expectation to
the present volume, which may be termed
The first chapter on "A Social Evolu
tion" carries one. straight to the heart
of the subject, without any of the sicken
ing little prologues or apologies which
usually characterize works of this class.
"The Bostonians unite simplicity of
morals with that French politeness and
delicacy of manner which render virtue
more amiable," wrote Brissot de War
ville, who visited the principal cities of
America Soon after the Revolution. In
the New England city the observing
Civilization, and ma ji naniosTas. Christ,
Socrates, Luther and Lincoln. 'It is about
the latter that William Eleroy Curtis has
written under the title, "The True Abra
The story of Lincoln is always absorb
ing and full of human interest. The vol
umes which have been written about him
would stock a library of large dimensions
we have, however, read none of them
which surpass in arrangement of literary
detail, Mr. Curtis' publication. "De mor
tuis nil nisi bonum" has exerted such a
profound influence on western thought,
that its literature fails to throw much
light upon many of the eminent careers
of distinguished statesmen and soldiers.
Mr. Curtis, however, writes in a natural
manner about a natural man, and does
not fail to remind us that Mr. Lincoln
had faults, as a youth, and as a man.
These faults, however,, serve as a strik
ing contrast to the sublimity of his char
acter, which had been attained before
i The illustrations are profuse and some
of them ^appear for the first time in a
-jwibJished niography of tiie Great Emanci
"Lincoln, the Leader of the Springfield
Bar," is full of interest, as the author
traces his intellectual development, from
that of the average pioaseer, upward and
onward until he became a pleader of sucli
striking power and force as to easily sur
pass in the logical presentation of his
cases men who had been trained in in
stitutions of higher education.
The occasion upon which Lincoln dis
played im\ w.ial power as an orator was
the Blooii*ton Convention for the or
ganization of the Republican party early
in 1856./ Never was an audience more
completely electrified by human speech.
.e Convention, which was composed of
former members of all political parties,
had adopted the name Republican, had
taken extreme grounds against slavery,
and haa launched a new political organi
zation but it contained many discord
ant, envious and hostile elements. Those
who had watched the proceedings were
anxious and apprehensive of dissention
and jealousy, and Lincoln, with his acute
political perceptions, realized the danger,
perhaps more' keenly than any other man
in-the assembly. saw before him a
group of earnest, zealous, sincere men
willing to make tremendous sacrifices
and undertake Titanic tasks, but at the
same time most of them clung to their
own theories aud advocated their indi
vidual methodf with a tenacity that
promised to defeat their common purpose.
Therefore, when he arose in .response to
the unanimous demand for a speech from
the great orator of Springfield, his soul
was flooded with a desire and- a purpose
to harmonize and amalgamate the patri
otic emotions of his associates.
Those who were present say that at
first he spoke slowly, cautiously, and in
a monotone, but gradually his words grew
in force and intensity until he swept the
discordant souls of the assemhly together
antl his hearers "arose from their chairs
with pale faces and quivering lips and
pressed' unconsciously towards him." Hi
influence was Irresistible/
THE REAL BENEDICT ARNOLD.
The Real Benedict Arnold. Charles
Burr Todd, author of "The True Aaron
Burr." 12mo. Cloth, illustrated net, $1.20.
N ew York: A.vS. Barnes & Co.
The "real" and "true" people seem to
have the front of the stage just now.
An unpleasant impression has prevailed
in many quarters that Benedict Arnold
has not been fairly treated, tliat bis: serv
ices to his country were ignored and his
great fault was not over-emphasized per
haps, but unreiasonably punished. Treach
ery to oners' country far surpasses the
other great treachery to one's friend and
is not to be Condoned in any wise. There
may be, however, certain circumstances
which explain the deed and modify* the
While not condoning Arnold's treason,
Mr. Todd emphasizes his invaluable serv
ices to America, and shows conclusively
that he four tim'es saved the cause of the
Colonies: first at the battle of Valcour's
Island on Lake Champlain (the first naval
battle, by the way, In which our arms
were engaged), where, by his desperate
valor, he gave the British such whole
some respect for American arms that
they gave up their plan of ^invasion from
the north that year second, by raising
the siege of Fort Stanwix in the Mohawk
Valley and putting to flight St. Leger's
invading army marching to aid Bjargoyne,
and third and fourth by winning* the two
battles of Saratoga, which, conjoined,
Cressy included as one of the fifteen-de
cisive battles of the world.
Mr. Todd also shows that it was the
influence of Arnold's wife and his fear
of losing her should her treasonable cor
respondence with the British officers be
discovered, which induced Arnold to be
tray his country, and not the gross inr
justice of Congress nor the calamities of
Frenchman recorded that he discovered the leading citizens engaged in the Afri
"neatness without luxury," and, if in oth
er cities and towns that he visited he
found more luxury and less neatness, in
all of them he met cultivated men and
women so charming that he frankly ad
mitted that for beauty and conversational
ability they compared favorably with
those of any court in the Old World.
In discussing the landed gentry of the
southern states she writes: "In nothing
were the English characteristics of the
Southern settler more clearly shown than
in his love for field sports. A Maryland
chronicler^ writes of his countrymen: 'On
horses that seemed almost tireless, and
with dogs like the horses, they sometime*
chased Reynard across the eastern pen
insula from the Chesapeake to the At
lantic. The return journey and the stops
at hospitable mansions on the way, took
more time than the pursuit of the fox,
and the whole expedition sometimes last
ed a week.'
In a chapter on "Jeffersonian Simplic
ity" she writes the following story:
When Mrs. Madison gave 'expression to
her sweeping strictures upon Democrats,
she must have made a mental reservation
in favor of Mr. Jefferson, with whom
she, was a great favorite. Indeed it was
in consequence of Mr. Jefferson's having
given the precedence to Mrs. Madison at
a state dinner that he aroused the ani
mosity of the British minister, Anthony
Merry. White. House etiquette does not
seem to have occupied Mr. Jefferson's
thoughts very considerably at this time,
and either from carelessness or because of
his defiant red-republicanism, he quite se
riously offended a number of people."
The author writes interesting chapters
on the politics, society and intellectual
interests of the early inhabitants of the
paper generals4he motives generally Paul Elder and 1 [organ Shepard.
ascribed^ She book Is on original an* Tjtfa is a voluoje of modem pJtQssopny4
unique contribution to revolutionary his-!'
tory. The illustrations are Interesting
and instructive especially noteworthy is
the reproduction of an old print repre
senting the burning of .Arnold in effigy.
As death drew near, it is said his mind
wandered, and he was again in America,
fighting his battles with Washington and
his old comrades in arms. I a lucid in
terval he asked that his Continental uni
form of a m'ajor-general, in which he had
escaped to the "Vulture," and which he
had ever cherished, might be brought and
put on him, with the epaulets and sword
knots which Washington had given him
as the bravest of the brave.
"Let me die in my old American uni-
form," he said, "the uniform in which
I fought my battles. God forgive me,'.!:
he added, "for ever putting on any
THE STORY OF THE SLAVE.
Slavery and Servitude in New Jersey.
By Alfred M. Heston. Member of the
New Jersey Historical Society. Camden,
N. J.: Sinnickson Chew & Sons Co.
This monograph is a recital of slavery
and servitude as it existed in New Jer
sey. The fact is brought out that slav
ery existed in America long before 1619,
when the Dutch traders came with their
cargo of human freight to., Jamestown.
The Aztecs in Mexico enslaved not only
enemies taken in battle but those of their
own nation who were convicted of theft
and other, crimes. African slavery was
introdUced'in NeW Jersey in 1680-^at least
that is the earliest recorded instance of
ownership of African slaves. Many of
can slave trade. There is a record of one
good old elder, whose ventures on the
African coast always turned out well,
who returned thanks on the Sunday fol
lowing the arrival of a slaver into the
harbor in these words: "An overruling
Providence has been pleased to bring to
this land of freedom another cargo
benighted heathen to enjoy the blessings
of gospel dispensation."
Perth Amboy was Ne Jersey's chief
port .of. entry, and blacks were to be seen
there in goodly numbers, many of them"
freshly imported and still bearing their
tribal marks. Adults sold from $200 to
$500. The system of whjte bondage,
known as redemptive servitude, exlstec
throughout the seventeenth and eigh
teenth centuries. This form of bondage
was usually voluntary, and at the expira
tion of the term the redemptioners were
merged into the mass of white population
without any special taint of servitude.
The importation into the colony of Negro
Slaves, who were found to be cheaper
than white servants, Checked in a meas
ure the trade in redemptioners.
Many white convicts were shipped to
N ew Jersey from the British Islands, and
were merged into the mass of the popu
lation. An act providing for the gradual
abolition of slavery was passed by the
N ew Jersey legislature in 1804. A fur
ther act in 1820 and still later another
in 1846, did not bring about the complete
emancipation of the slaves, although
there were but 18 in the entire state when
Lincoln's proclamation was issued. In
1880, Hon. Garret A. Hobart, at that time
a member of the state senate, introduced
and iiad passed a bill which removed
from the statutes the last vestige of slav
ery in New Jersey.
The little book contains much valuable
SALLY WISTER'S JOURNAL.
Sally Wister's Journal. A true narra
tive, being a Quaker maiden's account
of her experiences with officers of the
Continental army, 1777-1778. Edited by
Albert Cook Myers. With reproductions
of portraits, manuscripts, relics antl
views. 12 mo. pp. 224. Philadelphia
Ferris & Leach.
Sally Wister's Journal is the,, record
kept by a Quaker girl of 16 during a win
ter famous in the history of this country
The greater part or the book has to do
with the sayings and doings of American
soldiers visiting or quartered at the farm
house, to "their attentions to the writer
and her friend Lyddy" and to her regre^t
when certain of them go upon missions
of peril. Her "teeth rattled" and her
THE TRUE ABRAHAM LINCOLN,
The True Abraham Lincoln. Wil
liam Eleroy Curtis, author of Th True
Thomas Jefferson. Crown 8vo. Cloth
decorated net, $2. Philadelphia: J.
There are a few rare characters in
history, the record of whose lives grow in
interest with each succeeding generation,
and which gleam brighter as time passes,
instead of fading with the general Wreck
of men and things, by which they were
These characters are unique and orig
inal and bear striking analogies to each
otherthe most important of which is
their self dedication to .truth
Thex-.may_-b.e_xalled fche_^ude_pjjsis_jQf_ .^Jiand-rshoofe- like-an aspen- leaf" when--timely-contrihuti,Qn to current nteraiure.
she first saw these" soldiers, but she soon
overcomes the fueling thus expressed aud
says to her Phila'delphia friend: "My ad
vice is summon up all your resolution,
call fortitude to your aid, and don't suf
fer your spirits to sink, my dear there's
nothing like courage *.is what I stand
in need of myself."
ered that soldiers -ar^ oilman. Thev
are, she says, "very peaceable sort of
men they eat like other folks,
talk like them and behave with elegance."
One "is the most amiable of men tall
and genteel," whom the "following lines
wilt most fully jeharacterize:
'How skilled' he is in each obliging
The mildest manners with the (bravest
Another soldier. A second is "monsr
trous tall and brown, but has a certain
something in his facv and conversation
very agreeable." And vhen. "Here comes
the glory, the major to bashful, so fa
mous, etc. He cannot be ex
toll'd for the graces of person, but for
those of the mind he may justly be cele
brated he is large in his person, manly,
and an engaging countenance and ad
TWO O N THEIR TRAVELS.
"Two on Their Travels," by Ethel Col
nuhoun, $2.50. New York, A. S. Barnes &
"Two on Their Travels," by Ethel Col
quhoun, with photographic illustrations
by the writer is a very interesting book
The writer describes the out-of-the-wa-
places which she visited with a style en
tirely natural, and yet which exhibits a
style of treatment quite unique. Jn the
efeapter called "A voyage of misery and
a happy ending*' she writes: "If the food
was bad the drink was worse. The univer
sal male demand for whiskey led to the
production of a bottle bearing a wonder
fttl label and the statement 'Used in the
Houses of Parliament.' The commercial
traveler tasted it, put down his glass and
stared thoughtfully at the label. Then ad
dressing the head boy he said with his
slow Glasgow accent: '"Whaur-r. did ye
find yon bottle?" The delicate Scots
irony was, I fear entirely lost. It was the
same commercial traveler who, a few,
days later, was invited by Andrew *to
share a rather less poisonous drink'.un-
earthed from somewhere. "Thaxik .ye,
no!" he replied. "Aw'm' thinkin' aW've
hed as much as guid for-r me."' then
related how. feeling thirsty in the mid
dle of the night, he had got" up and druhk
what he believed to be about half a bot
tle of water. In the morning he discovered
the water bottle full and the whisky bot
tle empty* "I thoucht it was vary guid
water-r!" he remarked.
The writer describes* in a very interest
ing manner scenes, people and places in
the Philippines, the straits settlement,
Japan, China, and other countries in the
The Illustrations are, many of them in
colors and are very elaborate.
The Negro in Revelation, in History,
and in Citizenship. Rev. J. J. Pip
kin. $2. St. Louis. N. D. Thompson
This book is written along original lines.
It is written in the spirit of the broadest
humanity and patriotism. Jt is well cal
culated to promote good-feeling and
mutual helpfulness between the races
between white and black. The fact is
recognized that they are neighborsthat
they, occupy the same country, and will
occupy it for generations to comethat a
mutual understanding and a mutual good
wilt will best serve the interests of both.
It will impress the Afro-American man
and the Afro-American boy with the pbs
'sibUities of achievement. The book gives
an array of success in life reached by rep
resentative Afro-Americans that will not
fail to raise the standard and kindle the
aspirations of every Afro-American man
and- boy. It will likewise serve to im
press the white reader with the vast
strides made by the Afro-American since
the 'emancipation. This achievement is
sjuch as to win for him universal respec^
and a- universal confidence In his future
It is written from the standpoint of
affection and good-will for the race. The
association of the name of Gen. John B.
Gordon, by way of introduction, whose
services as governor of his state, as
United States senator, as a distinguished
general, has won admiration and uni
versal regard, is a guarantee of the great
character and high purpose of the book.
It is a book not only for the Afro
American" but for the Caucasian.. Its
revelations will be a source of agreeable
astonishment to him. ^^SJ-SIS^*"
ROMANCE OF |THE COMMONPLACE.
The Romance of the Commonplace.
Gejett Burgess. $1.50. San Francisco.
yaifs soon discov
which ranks in that class of essays made
famous by Jerome K. Jerome. Mr. Bur
gess says many clever things in his book,
and one may glance at any chapter and
discover many commonplace things writ
ten in a very uncommon manner. "The
desire to tell secrets," writes the author,
is one of the most contagious of diseases,
and few of us are immune Some vigor
ous moral constitutions never succumb,
but once an epidemic begins, it is hard
work stopping it, and a secret on the ram
page is well nigh irresistible. Tell your
secret, then, broadcast, and let It have its
way until it dies out. Bu above all never
confide it to her who asserts she never has
the slightest desire to tell, for there, like
a seed sown in fertile ground, it will ger
minate and flower long after you have for
gotten it, aye, and bring forth fruit you
Again: "Flattery is, however, an edged
tool, and must be used with care. It is
not everyone who has the tact to decide at
a glance just' how much his victim will
The author treats of art, science and
literature with such a delicate, ironical
criticism, and withal, with so much of
masterful art as to render this book of
THE WORTH OF WORDS.
The Worth of Words. Dr. Rale
Husted Bell. 12mo., gilt top. Pp. 300.
$1.50 net. New York: The Grafton Press.
In the introduction Dr. William Colby
Cooper says: "Words are the red corpus
cles in the blood of language, and upon
language depends social integrity. See
-the mighty importance of Words. Is I
less than sacrilegious to mistreat them?
Words being the red corpuscles of lan
guage, it follows that the smaller one's
vocabulary is, the more anemic will be
his brain's children."
Dr. Bell is a poet and understands the
value of words as only the few do, and
in producing this work he has merely jus
tified his natural fitness in this line.
Some persons are correct as to gram
mar, others as to rhetoric. A wrong use
of a preposition or verb may be quite of
fensive to the trained grammarian, the
improper application of a figure of speech
offends the accomplished taste.
There w.as a grocer who was very ac
cufaie In'hisgrammer, arifi he wanted
his customers to use proper language,
and took some trouble to instruct them.
One day a customer called and said to
him: "What's eggs to-day?" reply
was "Eggs are
eggs." "DarnThe glad to
hear it, the last I got here were mora
than half chickens."
day errors and slang in a concise bu\
clear manner, and many errors of speed
which are often made by persons of in
telligence may be corrected by a careftt
study of the book.
THE ARCHIERY OF SAMARA.
The Archiery of Samara, Henry Ilio
wizi. $1.50. Philadelphia: Henry T.
Coates & Co. _,.
Mr. Iliowizi well remembers the terrible
treatment of the Poles during their last
revolt and says he has been an eyewit
ness of most of the incidents narrated in
his romance. writes with the bitter
ness tbi* comes of Suffering:^ "The Tar
tar enthroned in St.-, Petersburg is the
dragon that holds the half of two conti
nents between his terrific iron jaws, ready
to crush him who dares to, put a straw
his way Darkest Russia is not
limited to the confines of the pale it cov
ers an empire where the sun never sets,
peopled by 130,000,000 of beings who be
long soul and body to the czar. It is an
unwieldy mass of heterogeneous humanity
in various stages of degradation, at least
forty kinds of religionists hating each
other and all hating, the police and the
These sentiments form the undercurrent
of the book and are in strange contradic
tion to what has been written of late re
garding Russia and the. policies of reform
adopted. They are in keeping, however,
witlTthe latest newspaper accounts of the
persecution of the_Jews, wWchcannotbe
surpassed* in 'barbarity. The book is a
PICTURES OF SWEDISH LIFE.
Pictures of Swedish Life or Svea and
her Cndren. Mrs. Woods Baker.
40S $2 50. Engberg-Holmberg Pub
"IS is'a beluXlly printed and elab
orately illustrated volume. The author
lived for many years in the "Land of the
Midnight Sun." .The illustrations are
especially fine and cover every variety of
Swedish life. The author writes at
length on the simplicity of living which
characterizes all classes of Sweden pop
ulation and tells us that the strength of
this people lies therein. ''The sons of the
nobility, when further advanced in life,
are accustomed to habits of life most sim^
pie and unpretending." In a chapter en
titled "What's in a Name?" the author
shows still further the rule of simplicity
of these people and says, "With regard to
surnames in Sweden, extremes meet. The
highest and lowest have none. Oscar II.
is simply Oscar II., dropping the Berna
dotte Th humblest farm laborer is but
Anders or Axel, while his wife is simply
Brita Anna or Maria. When' a man in
humble life has attained distinction even
in ordinary callings he may have a title
which identifies him as "Tailor Larsen"
or" "Carpenter Erickson." The book is
quite an excellent addition to the liter
ature of travel.
CHIPS. FRAGMENTS AND VESTIGES.
Chips, Fragments and Vestiges. By
Gail Hamilton, Collected and arranged
bv H. Augusta Dodge. 8vo. pp. 224.
$1.29 net. Boston: Lee & Shepard.
The writer belongs to the class of minor
poets but her songs chiefly become of
interest because of the very tender age
when first they were committed to writ
ing. "The Rose" was written when she
was but nine years of age and when one
considers the precocity of a child of
nine writing attractive if not great verse,
one has discovered the chief interest in
Gail Hamilton's songs.
Svmpathy is the dominant note in her
verse which can not be* said at any time
to reach the level of genius.
"The Last Indian" possesses consid
erable dramatic power.
"He heard the autumn's whistling winds,
The waves low, sullen roll,
And darker, deeper gloom o'erspread
Beneath the forest shade reposed
The ashes of his race
And there his own, he long had hoped,
Would find a resting place."
The author then recounts the sad end
of Osconeoma, the last of his race, an
reminds the reader very much of certai:
passages in Hiawatha.
"The Youth at the Fountain" is one
the poems which approach mastery
form and technique:
"In the sunny gleam of the fountain
The youth his chaplet laves,
And he sees it hurried seaward
In the dance of the wanton waves.
And so are my young days passing,
Like the streamlet restless on,
And so is my fresh youth fading.
Like the wreath, and as quickly gone.
The poem on Hope is one of the strong,
est in the volume:
"Men talk and dream of that better land.
Home of our weary race
On to a glowing sunlet goal
They lead the eager chase.
The world grows old and young again.
Yet man hopes on 'mid toil and pain.
We have frequently stated our be
lief that ben tillman's apparent hat
red of the "nigger," as he ealls him,
arises from the fact 'that the old
blatherskite is a "nigger" himself and
now comes The Republican of Spring
field, Mass., in a long scientific leader
establishing that to be a fact.
-Every one of the men who were
indicted for participation in the Dan
ville, 111., riot were arrainged Wednes
day and every one pleaded not guilty.
They are not only murders, but liars
as well. y**f i i,
Jim Jeffries, the champion pugilist,
draws the color line and refuses to
consider the challenges of Sam Mc
Vey and Jack Johnson. Then he ought
to give up the belt
A leading Southern daily has a lead
ing editorial on "The ,Dajigers of Pro
gress." That's the trouble' witE the
Sotithit has too ranch, fear at pro
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