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Literary fVebv<s and Criticism
Packets and Clipper Ships. Their
Records and Times.
•THE CLIPPER SHIP ERA. is43-l*«9. An
ITuitoxne of Famous American •^Brit
ish Clipper Ships, Their Owners, Build
er?, CommapdKs nnd Crews By Arthur
V Clark. With thirty-'wo illustrations.
. *vo pp.'>ii. 4"4 <; P. Putnam's Sons.
The author of this book himself served
r .- an officer on one of the best known of
th€ American clipper ships whose history
he tells: he was acquainted with several
of their captains, saw many of them
built at the Boston yards, and himself
commanded in later day« several^ vessels,
loth sail and steam. What he ha's to tell
i«. therefore, not merely a matter of
rareful compilation ' from records, but
first hand knowledge, the result being
that his pages, apart from their histori
cal knowledge, their detailed lists of
ships an<s record trips, has a human note
that makes them of interest to a larger,
non-nautical public. He writes of com- :
manders and crews, of conditions aboard !
during the long: voyages under fail, of
the romance of a vanished sea life.
Paying due measure of attention to Brit
ish as well as to American ships and
their records, he is led into the past to
find the causes of the supremacy held «
by our flyers during a quarter of a cen- '
tury, and thus, first of all, finds the best
model? for sailing vessels in French
built ships. The monopoly held by the j
British East India Company obliterated
«I 1 need of competitive speed; and in the
early days of transatlantic freighting ;
the British owners appear to have been \
long in awakening to the Importance of |
reduced time in Liverpool- York '
•voyages. It was the American tea clip- !
pers, enormous time savers, and there
fore money makers, preferred for that
reason by British merchants, which, set
British owners and commanders to do ,
thPir best.
The- main part of Mr. Clark's work is,
however, devoted to the achievements of
the .clipper service from our Atlantic
I>orts to Pan Francisco in the days of
the gold fever. Those were the days of
ocean racing such as the world has never
*een before or since. There was the
race between the clippers Flying Fish
no Juhn Gi!pin from Sandy Hook to the
Golden Gate, the one doing the trip in
ninety-two, the other in ninety-three
days:
TVh*n we reflect ti at this inatoh was
veiled over a course .of some 15,000 miles,
and that the difference of time was only
twenty-four hour?, one is Impressed with
•he perfection to which the models of the
vessel* had been brought . . . and with
i!;« skill of their captain^ The average dif
ference of sailing between these two ships
was loss than six seconds per mile over
the entire distance. Few races over thirty
mil" course? have been sailed by yachts
•mor* evenly matched. No racing yachts
have ever b*en handled with greater care
*nd skill than were these clipper ships over
courses of thousands of miles.
Technical details of construction,
measurements, etc.. may be passed over
her*, though part of the superiority of
the American merchant fleet over the
British lay in just this, that owing to
lighter construction the Americans, with
a smaller total tonnage, had a greater
carrying, capacity in addition to their
superior speed. In the early days of
the California rush, with a freight rate
of S«J(i a tor., the clippers more than paid
Jor their cost with their first trip. In
teresting, also, are Mr. Clark's data con
cerning the enormous earnings of the
li'.jjsters of HM "British East India Com
pany in th<* fc*o«nl old days.
Tin record for a quick trip between
SCcv Voik and Fan Francisco was won
Vv th* Flying Cloud—^ichty-nme days—
j». performance which she repeated three
v^r* Inter, in 1554. This r<-<ord has
n«-vor been broken, and was equalled
only oner, in I*oo. by another clipper,
th" Andrew Jackson.
The author. -.writes enthusiastically -of
th* American .commanders of these ves
p<l<=. and remembers th« mates whose
<i;jty jt was to serve out "belaying pin
Houp" and -"handspike hash" to the vil
lanous crews of th« Liverpool packets,
th« so-called = "Liverpool Irish.' who-.
only virtue was that they were capital
pallor?. Discussing the crews of the
California packets, he says:
Etrictly speaking there have never been
mv American sailors as a class: that is,
noAmerican merchant shit> of considerable
Teenage was ever manned by native-born
Americans. . - • Xeither have Americans
*ver followed the eea all their lives before
the maM Som* of the small Salem ships
fend perhaps a few of the Nantucket whaJ
exa of a century ago may possibly have car
ried entirely American crews, but, if so.
th* mm Ml not remain long in Urn fore
castle. -"■/."
One Salem ship, for instance, furnished
'•:• .of its American crew forty- five, cap
tains, twenty chief mates and six second
mates, the original cabin boy rising
through all the grades to command her
pj last. Th best crews of the American
merchant marine during the first half of
the last century were Scandinavians.
j.bfe seamen in the fullest sense of the
word, which Includes discipline. Dur
ing the gold fever the crews of the clip
pers were, however, largely composed of
*»-urn. intent only on getting passage to
the land of promise. By th«» time the
equator was reached trie American offi
cers Invariably had persuaded them to
tec. the beauty of obedience and work.
They deserted the moment San Fran
cisco was reached, and the return crew
was often, if possible, of worse calibre.
Th« author discusses Jack afloat and
ashore with fullest understanding, and
i *-eocn'z>-C his traditional right to grum
ble, even though he. had to object to
fresh food tnd insist on "salt Junk" for
a pretext- *!!•■■ 'sea lawyer," not the
on of the fo'csle, but he of the water
front, comes in for his share of reminis
oeno£ together with the harpies that
preyed upon the sailorman. His condi
tion has indeed been improved since
Ohm.
Launch ings, we are further informed,
w«?r« not then the elaborate functions
they have since become. Nor was the
ship baptized with the elaborate ■•:■■
*i-jnial now in use. No girl figured in it.
The foreman of the shipyard smashed a
"brittle of good M> '.' ir.l rum on the bow
of the .-.,.;:-.>■•.■ ■ . -.in to move and
bellowed, "Flying Fish: Your name is
Filing Fish!" or words to that effect.
Mr. Clark's reminiscences of the meet
ings in the Astor House of owners, cap
tain?, merchants and others Interested
in t... clippers and of the wagers made
there must !" passed over, as must hi 3
description of the quiet beauty of New
York Harbor in the '*'■&, and of the sail
ing of the ships. He gives elaborate: lists
of the California clippers built in this
country from Hit to > : - . their ton
nage, commanders, o'.-'iit-rs and ports: a
iifct of th«ir record passages below 110
days from ISr/j to IS<SI. and ■ list of the
British China -..,.'■.- from 1839 to
"ISVS3. The .• | MM •■! American shipping
he trsjrrji nt length, dating it from the
<n<J of th*- Crimean war, when the cessa
tion of a i'.-<J >.: ttooiJ ships i>roduccd v
j surplus of tonnage. Iron and steam had
their share In" the decline, so had the
Suez Canal and legislation, but he is
quite sure that Confederate privateers
had nothing whatever to do with it.
The last survivor of the clipper ships
in active service is the British Titania:
She is owned by Mm*-. Maresca, of Cae
tellamare, and Ball* under the flag of Italy,
usually between European and South
American ports. A few years ago she ar
rived in New York. . . . She appeared
so little changed that it was difficult to
realize that nearly forty 'years had passed
away since I last stood upon her deck In
China. . . . Her spars had been some
what reduced and her rig chanced to a
barque, but the beautiful India teak used
in her construction, with the polished
brasswork of her rails, skylights, bells and
capstans seemed to have paid little heed to
the flight and ravages of time.
MOUNTAINS __AND_ FLOWERS
The Delights of the Alpine
Climbers.
THE DOLOMITE?. By S. H. Hamer.
With sixteen illustration? in color by
Harry Rountre<=\ 12mo, pp. ML The
John" Lane Con.pany.
BtnOEBB KLCAVERS OF THE HIGH
ALPS. By Somervillf Hastings. Illus
trated, pp. So. B. P. Dutton A: Co.
More and more every year the judi
cious travellers who do not love auto
mobiiing less but the glories of nature
more are spending some enchanting days
or weeks among the wonderful mountain
ranges of the Tyrol and Northern Italy,
known as the Dolomites. We know of
no region which is more satisfying to the
lover of scenery. Mr. Hamer says that
Jt is the delight and despair of the artist
—many a painter has testified to the
truth of the fact that much of this
"scenery is so unusual and unexpected
that one feels disposed to regard it as
wild exaggeration when faithfully repro
duced on paper or canvas, while the
rapid changes effected by the play of
light and shade on the diversely colored
rocks make it almost impossible for even
the quickest worker to set more than an
Impression of the scene set before him."
Those magnificent peaks of magnesian
Buteatane take on colors at sunrise and
sunset which can find justice neither in
paint nor words. The vision of such
beauty is good for the soul. For many
years ihe region was little traversed; it
remained almost as primitive in its cus
toms and its highwas*s as in 1759, when
it was first described by the Marquis de
Dolomieu, who gave his name to these
ranges. Nowadays there are line roads
throughout the district, and automobiles
are much to the fore — not altogether to
the liking of old-fashioned travellers
who remember the leisurely journeys be
hind good horses that meant an oppor
tunity to gaze their fill at beauty
wronged by a fleeting glance through
automobile goggles.
Mr. Hamer, whose enthusiasm is ad
mirable, has spent much time afoot
among these mountains, and his experi
ences have been, on the whole, enviable.
Food was not always procurable at the
moment it v.as wanted; sometimes the
luggage forwarded by post wagon was
delayed, with embarrassing consequences
to the pedestrian. But these minor dis
comforts were not worth talking about
in the face of such solid joy as moun
tain climbing In the Dolomites offers to
a man of taste. To one who has once
trodden these paths Mr. Hamer's book
will be a welcome companion, a re
minder of delightful hours. The reader
v'.io looks forward to the expedition will
find here a wealth of valuable sugges
tion and a contagious enjoyment.
Alpine climbers who are also botanists
or dower devotees will discover an indis
pensable friend in Mr. Hastings'^ charm
ing book. Those who have gathered the
exquisite Alpine, blossoms on the moun
tain slopes of Switzerland — out of
Hie edge of the snowdrift, as has been
the happy fortune of the writer— will be
grateful for the text and pictures, which
recall hours of purest pleasure. The
illustrations. . reproduced from photo
graphs in color, are almost without ex
ception remarkably faithful to the
lovely tints of the growing plant. The
author notes that one of the chief diffi
culties which the. photographer has to
contend with on the Alpine heights is
the wind, th*- waving plant not adapting
itself to long exposure. Other amateurs
will read with interest his excellent plan
for screening his dainty sitter.
THE FRENCH WOMAN
New Studies of Her Traits in Old
and Modern Times.
Paris, December lf>.
M. Henry Koujon, formerly director of
fine arts, and now perpetual secretary
of tho Academic dcs Beaux-Arts, has
brought together in an amusing volume,
entitled "Dames d'Autrefois," published
by Fasnuello, upward of fifty .sketches
of women who became eminent, or, at
least, deserved celebrity. Gome of these
v»r/men wore artful political wire, pullers,
Use T^dy Hamilton, the friend cf the
Queen «f Napiee and companion of Xcl
rr-n; some were ardent sentimentalists,
like Queen Marguerite de Valois. Mll*>.
de I'Espinassr 5 and Mile, de Romans;
others triumphed on the stage. !ik«^ Mile.
P3IIS, the "danseuse"; others were pro
fessional beauties, like Mile. Duthe, but
those who occupy the largest spare in
V.. Uoujon's book were women of doin
ii ating personality and brilliant intel
lect, such as the. Marquise de Hambouil
let. Mine, de Lafayette. Mme. Roland,
M'ne. 'Jeoffrin. Mme. do Stael, Ifm^.
ReV/amif-r and Mme. Emlk- de Girardin.
M. Roujon is a sort of literary Nattier.
lie never fails to impart to his portraits
some new features that render them
sympathetic.
M. Octave Uzanne, who is a somewhat
acidulous observer, has collected in a
compact book, "Parisierines de Cc
Temps." published by the Mercure de
France, a series of biographies of Pa
risian women of evciy social level and of
varied vocations. The chapters devoted
to women of the dramatic and lyric
stago offer no encouragement for girls
who wish to become operatic divas or
star tragediennes. M. Uzanne thus de
scribes the life of a successful actress:
To bo an actress is become the slave of
caprice and the servant of the public, to
belong to nobody, to sacrifice to every
body, to tremble before the critic, to have
M real homo life, to be bullied by theatre
managers, to be polluted by the (scrutiny of
promiscuous audiences, to interpret scores
of Idiotic, Incongruous parts, to dress, un
dreaa und dress over again, to paint one's :
face, to make grimaces or smiles, to abdi
cate all Individuality and to recommence
each evening the eternal, Insipid, monoton
ous parade before a house full of new and
unknown faces-
M. Francis Jammeg, in *La Drebl"
Egarfe." published by Plon, recounts the
Idyl of a young musician, Pierre, who
falls in love with a beautiful and intel
lectual Parisienne named Franc.oise§
The methods employed by the author are
mticij like UvtC uk<-.J p., offe<tiv<:ly by M.
i\<ui licrvic'J lv "Feist* pur Eux
XEW-YORK DATLY TRIBUXE. SATUMfrAY. DECEMBER 24. 1910.
: Memes." Th" descriptions are ad
mirable. The Httle Bitting room 'of
Pierre's good, matter-of-fact, but affec
tionate, mother, Mme. Denis, reflects the
character of a oman whose .tempera
i ment Is sealed to all impressions of art
or science." The noisy tic-tac clock of
hideous shape, the glass covered candle
[ sticks, the antimacassars and the com
| monplace vases, "■which smell of
i camphor." serve as psychological barom
| eters in this clever little novel, composed
largely of monologues, and which is hap
pily innocent of any effort to establish a
thesis or to solve a problem. From Fas
<i nolle also comes "La Reine Amou
reuse," a novel by M. Andre Geiger, deal
ing in a highly imaginative but effective
way with the romance of the ex-Queen
of Saxony. CL I. B.
BOOKS AND AUTHORS .
Current Talk of Things Present
and to Come.
The verbatim reprint of the letters of
John Dorme — letters among the most in
teresting of those penned in the seven
teenth century— is in the press of the
Sturgis & "Walton Company. The edi
tion is to be a limited one of six hun
dred copies. The quaint title page in
scribed "Letters to Severall Persons of
Honour" and dated 1651, is to be repro
duced in facsimile, together with a pho
togravure copy of Lombart's portrait of
Donne. Mr. Charles E. Merrill has
edited the text and contributed many
notes. .
Mr. W. J. Locke is at work upon a
new novel which will possibly be pub
lished in the spring. It is stated that
lv- has no intention of using therein the
studies of American life made by him
during his recent visit to this country.
Lord Rosebery's book on Chatham has
boen received here with so much favor
that the Harpers have been obliged to
reprint it.
Mrs. Katherino C. Thurston, the au
thor of that successful novel, "The Mas
ciuerader" and of a later novel, "Max,"
Is coming to America in a few months.
It is not stated that she is In search of
local color for another book.
An American novelist, Mrs. Mary Rob
erts Rinehart. is in Vienna, where she
is writing a new story and a new farce
as well.
Three more volumes have just been
added to the Maemillan Company's uni
form edition of Nietzsche's works. These
are "The Gospel of Superman," "The
"Wili to Power" and "The Joyful TVis
dom."
Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence. the
latest rabid Baconian to write a book
demolishing Shakespeare, claimed last
month to have discovered a Baconian
anagram In the word "Honorificabjlitu
dinitatibits"—which word is to be found,
as all men know, in "Love's Labor's
Lost." The author's anagram, declared
Sir Edwin, as drawn from this fearful
wild fowl of a word, Is
Hi ludi F Baconis nati tuiti orbi
(These plays F. Bacon's children are
safe orphaned).
Delighted with this amazing . discov-
I cry, the Baconian enthusiast added: "I
hereby offer one hundred guineas to any
j one who can construct, either in Latin or
lin English, another sensible' anagram
from the long word which shall give the
numbers lot* and 151*'— the long word.
i be it noted, being the 351 st word upon
page I'M. Several readers of "The Pall
Mall Gazette," in which Sir Edwin's let
ter was printed, took up the challenge.
The result as set forth by "The Gazette"
is amusing. Only two of them, Mr. R. J.
Beevor and Mr. J. P. Gilson, observed
the second of Sir Edwin's conditions —
that the anagram should have the nu
merical characteristic of giving the
numbers 1.% and 1 51. Mr. Beevor's
Latin anagram was "AW inivit F.
Bacon histrio ludit"— i. f., "Be off, F.
Bacon the actor has entered and is play
ing"; and he also offered one in English:
"It is in nut. I diabolic author fib."
Mr. Gilson's Latin anagram was: "I
Jonson, hi libri tui aut ficti a d ,"
i. c.. "Go to, Ben Jonson, these books
are yours or invented by the Devil."
"The Gazette" requested Dr. Gow, the
headmaster of Westminster school, to
act as umpire in this matter, and his
judgment was given in these terms:
The word "sensible" varies considerably
in meaning according to its application.
An anagram, I take it. is "sensible" when
it rearranges given Tetters into a word
which has a meaning, or into words which,
taken together, have a meaning. It is not
sufficient that the anagram should produce
several words, each of which means some
thing, if the words when put together have
no continuous meaning.
On this principle I regard Sir EL Durn
ing-Lawrence's anagram as not sensible.
Ills I^atin words, though each has a mean
ing," do not make the meaning which he
attributes to them or any other meaning.
The only possible translation of "Hi ludi
F. Baconis nati tuiti orbi" is "These games
sons of F. Bacon having protected (aret
orphans."
On the same principle I rule out Mr.
Beevor's second anagram: "It is in nut.
I diabolic author lib." These words do
not make a continuous sense. Here are
two sentences between which" a connection j
is hardly imaginable.
Mr. Gilson'F "I. Jonson hi libri tui aut
fJeti a d " is "sensible"—!, c.. it may le
gitimately bear the meaning "Go to. Jon
son: these books are either yours or in
vented by the devil." but the final dash
(- — ) Is probably essential to this mean
ing, and there is no dash in the given let
ters. Mr. Beevor's "Abi Inivit F. Bacon
EUstrto ludit" is also "sensible" — I. c., it
may legitimately bear the meaning "Be off, i
F. Bacon, the actor, has entered and is '•
playing." and various other arrangements '
of the same Latin words would also make j
s*>nf=e. Both Mr. Gilson and Mr. Beevor
have given simple rules for deriving the
numbers 136 and 151 from their Latin
word?, and here I should observe that. In
assigning numbers to the letters of the
alphabet, they omit J, as Sir K. Durning- I
Lawrence also does.
On the whole. I think Sir E. Burning- !
Lawrence ought to pay Mr. Beevor, but |
that he has some ground for not paying j
Mr. Gilson.
The money was forwarded to Mr.
Beevor, Sir Edwin approving, though ho
continued to stand by the correct Latin
ity of his own anagram.
In a later letter Sir Edwin says that
good scholars, both in England and Ger
many, have accepted his anagram, "Hi
ludi F. Baconls nati tuiti orbi," as ex
cellent Latin. He continues:
1 ir. now lias evidently not read the care
fully prepared statements in my book or ho
would have seen that we are told by Sue
tonius that '•ludi" means stage plays In
contradistinction to circus games, that
"tuor" is used as a passive by Varro and
the 1.-^al writers, that there are two verbs
"tueor," one with the past participle
"tutus" and the other with the. past parti
ciple "tuitus," nnd that "tuitl" it> quite oor
rectly translated as "are pre.«erved fl or "are
safe." • :
And with respect to air. Beevor's words,
almost, the last letter which the great
scholar who has just passed away, Pro
—i i: i:. Mayor, wrote was to the effect
that "Inlvit" was not classical Latin. I
could have told Dr. Gow thin, but I thought
that 1 ought not to interfere.
Still, i gladly pay the £105. because now
attention will be turned to the enormous
value of Bacon'" eit-nature. to which be
first attached the name of Shakespeare,
which la to lie found In the long word,
"Honoriticabilitudinltatibus."
At Luuvaine. the other day, was sold
a copy of the book printed at St. Die in
1507 containing the account by . ih
geographer W&ldseemuller or. the jour
neys of Amerigo .Vespucci to the New
World, which was to bear his name.
James Lewis Milligan Is a Liverpool
tvorkingman who in the intervals of his
hard manual labor . writes verses. .. He
has lately published a book in which ap
pears this simple and appealing little
poem:,
Z&'-^i THE CARPENTER.. ;.v
When Jesus paus'd amid His labor, leaning
Upon His plane to take a moments
breath; ,•, •
Did He, like me. thus ponder o'er the
meaning
Of birth, and life and death?
Or, when His work was done and in the
gloaming . ■
He put his tools back In the wooden
chest,
I wonder if, like mine, when He was
homing,
Deep sadrfess filled His breast?
If in the red defeat of day retreating
He saw a symbol of His Calvary-
Or if. like me, He felt how life was
fleeting,
And wept that it must be?
If when He laid His body, limp and aching
With duteous toil, upon His bumble bed.
He closed His eyes, nor thought upon the
waking.
And lost, like me, the dread?
A young man of letters is the hero of
the new novel which Lucas Malet,
daughter of Charles Kingsley, will pub
lish in the spring. It is to be i called
"Adrian Savage."
Students of Celtic literature will here
after find at the University of London
a mine of riches in tha shape of the
splendid library of the eminent Celtic
scholar, the late Dr. Whiteley Stokes.
The main strength of this library lies, it
is said, in the collection of martyrolo
gies, lives of saints and other works of
early Irish religious literature. There
are many works of philology and folk
lore which were collected by Dr. Stokes
mainly because they illustrated his Cel
tic researches. The university authori
ties hope that the library will become a
centre for the teaching of Celtic philol
ogy.
BOOKS OF THE WEEK.
ARCHITECTURE.
OLD ENGLISH HOUSES. The Record ot a.
Random Itinerary. By Alan Pea. W lth ft
frontispiece in photogravure, and o\ or one
hundred illustrations from photographs by
the author. Svo, pp. 272. (Imported by
Charles Scrlbner's Sons.)
Impressions of ancient buildings, manor
houses, prl.Tk-s, and churches in Bucking
hamshire, Kent. Sussex, Surrey and Hamp
shire. 'Essex, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
BIOGRAPHY.
A JAPANESE ARTIST IX LONDON. Written
and illustrated by Yoshio Markir.o. Syo.
pp. xvii. 222. (Philadelphia: George W.
Jacobs ft CO.)
The story of his arrival in London, of
his struggles with starvation and of the
various trades which his poverty forced
him to adopt before he finally attained
success -with his ••The Color of London.
There are many delightful recollections
of his experience's with English landladies
and how they befriended him. The book
contains twelve illustrations, In color and
in monochrome, mounted on gray mats.
A LITTLE FIFER'S WAR DIARY. By C AY.
Bardeen, formerly of Company D, Ist
Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, "U ith
an Introduction by Nicholas Murray But
ler, LL. D. With 17 maps, 60 portraits
and »'4G other illustrations. Svo, pp. v>2o.
(Syracuse: C. W. Bardeen. )
Recollections and impressions of war
and army life in the years lSr.l to 18*4 i
of the battles of Chancellorsville. Gettys
liurp and of the Wilderness, and of tho
flilTerent commanding officers. This diary
was begun when the author was fourteen
years old, at the time he entered the army
as a drummer.
MORRIS KETCHI'M JESUP. A Character
Sketch. By William Adams Brown.
Frontispiece Svo, pp. Tilt 247. (Charles
Scrlbner's Sons.)
Portraying Mr. Jesup in his character
of citizen, philanthropist, churchman, and
frieild of education and science.^
THE CORRESPONDENCE OF JONATHAN
SWIFT. I>. D. Edited by J. Elrington
Ball. With an. introduction by the Very
Rev. J. H. Bernard, I). I>. Volume; I.
Illustrated. Svo. pp. lvi. SJ»2. (The Mac
millan Company.)
Tile letters, many of which have never
before been published, cover tho years
from 1690 to 1712.
TEXAS PIONE3ER. Early Ptasinj: an.l Over-"
land Freißhting Day.« on the Frontiers of
Texas and Mexico. By August Santlehen.
Edited by J. D. Affleck. 12mo, pp. 321.
(Th* Neale Publishing Company.)
Recollections of lifo in the West some
sixty yearn ago.
EDUCATIONAL. :
LITERATURE IS THE SCHOOL. Aims,
Methods and Interpretations. By John S.
Welch. Bvn, pp. 236. (Silver, BurdMt &
Co.)
Th!s book aims to suggest the purpose
of literature in th* elementary school and
to aid th*' teacher in its presentation.
With illustrations of the methods of
teaching particular selections as type
studies.
FICTION. ;
THE GILDED WAY. A Novel. By Victor
Mapes. lino, PP. 326. • The TOale Pub
lishing Company.)
A novel of present day life in New York.
The story deals with Oliver Westervelt
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THE SOWING OF SWORDS. Or, The Soul
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Edited by Elizabeth A. Meriwethe.r. 12mo,
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GOLDEN SHARES. By Mrs. Owen Kildare.
Svo, pp. 22. (Th« "Vechten Waring Com
pany.)
A short holiday story telling how sev
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HISTORY.
HOOD'S TEXAS BRIGADE. Its Marches. Its
Battles. Its Achievements. By J. B. Pol
ley. Illustrated. Svo, pp. ?.47. (The N«-ale
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THE JAPANESE EMPIRE AND ITS ECON
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THE CLIPPER SHIP ERA. An Epitome of
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Clark. Fully Illustrated. i:mo, pp. vli!
404. (G. V. Putnam's Sons.)
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THREE AMATEUR SCOUTS. By Raymond
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W. Rainey. 12mo. pp. 201. (Philadelphia:
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The adventures of three little English
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THE PHANTOM BATTLESHIP. By Rupert
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J. B. Lippincott Company.)
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POOR UNCLE HARRY. By Raymond Jacberns
With six colored illustrations by Hilda Cow
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Uncle Harry Ih an English soldier who
undertakes to look after his nephews and
nieces in their father's absence from home.
STRONG-HAND SAXON. A Boy's Adventures
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COO-EE: A Story of rVrll and Adventure In
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THREE HUNDRED THINGS A BRIGHT BOY
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How to become ■ carpenter, nclentist, boat
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KIDDIE OF THE CAMP. A tory of the Ma
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THE. SILVER THREAD AND OTHER FOLK
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NEW CODE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW. By
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Miles, Ph. D. 12mo. pp. x!, 27;:. (Columbia
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RBD-LETTER DAYS OF SAMUEL. PEPYS.
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HE TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION OF
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Assembly of the State of Vermont. By the
Lake Charr.plaiii Tercentenary Commission.
Illustrated. 4t:, pp. 167. Issued by the
Lake Champlaln Tercentenary Commission
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Being an account of the work of the com
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POETRY.
AT SUNSET. By Julia Ward BOW* Frontis
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ORPHEUS: AND OTHER POEMS. By Willis
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THE POEMS OF SOPHIE JEWBTT. Memorial
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(Thomas Y. crowell & Co.)
"The -Pilgrim." "The Dwarfs Quest." a
translation from D" Annunzlo. a. large num
ber of shorter poem?, and many lyric*, son
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SMILES AND SIGHS. By W. Dayton Wege
tfarth. 12mo, pp. 32. (Chicago: . The Bond
.Shop.)
f* A collection of short verse on love, sor
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1780-1910. Compiled by Edwin Partridge
Lehman and Julian Park, editors of "The
Literary Monthly." 3010. Svo. pp. xiv. 221.
(WilHamstown, Mass.: Privately printed, i
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POLITICAL ECONOMY.
ECONOMIC PREJUDICES. By Yves Guyot.
Translated by Frederick Rothwell. 12mo,"pp.
s, 166. (Imported by Charles Soribnpr"s
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by Henry Monnier; the "Colbertist." who
consider* that his master's teachings arc
applicable to the twentieth century; the
"Marxist," a follower of the German Social
ist; "Th« Syndique," representing the
French Socialist; the "Regulationist" and a
I POLITICAL ECONOMY. are de
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by Henry Monnier; the "Colb^rtist," who
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French the "RegulationiFt" and a
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FROM FREEDOM TO DESPOTISM. A Ra
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Charles M. Hollingsworth. 12mo, pp. xii. 238.
(Washington. D. C. Charles M. Ho]lings>
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active economic development is a necessary
basis for the establishment and maintenance
of free government.
REPRINTS.
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE
BIERCE. Volume 11. In the Midst of
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pp. 403. (The Neale Publishing Company..
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE
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He? Svo, pp. 427. (The Nealo Publishing
Company.*
A THOUSAND YEARS OF JEWISH HISTORY.
From the Days of Alexander the Great to
the Moslem Conquest of Spain. With illus
trations, maps and notes By the Rev
Maurice H. Harris, A. M.. Ph. D. New
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319. (B!r>ch Publishing Company.)
THE MYSTERY OF GOLF. By Arnold Haul
tain. Second edition. Revised and enlarged
12mo, pp. xvlii. 2»J». (The Macmillan Com
pany.)
A psychological analysis of the gam*.
TUB THREE MUSKETEER!-. By Alexandra
Dumas. Frontispiece. 16mo, pp. xviil
747. (Thomas Nelson & Sons.)
Issued in a pocket edition, printed on thin
paper and bound in limp leather. With an
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THE STORY OF GOSTA P-FRLING. Translat
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Pauline Bancroft Fla>:h. New illustrated
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• drawings by G»org Pauli. Svo. pp. T 473
(Boston: Little. Brown & Co.)
SCIENCE.
HOW IT IES: OR. THE CONQUEST OP
THE AIR. The. Story of Man's Endeavors
to Fly and of the Inventions by Which lie
Has Succeeded. By Richard Ferris, R. s
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12mo, pp. 475. (Thomas Nelson & Sons.)
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SPORT.
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»i science. The beginner will (lnd here In
formation on everything that is important
•V Dr. A. Hiuki'r anil silhouettes ! . E M
on I>>pkowski. 12ii!'>. 17S. (Import-il
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111 ski-running and mountaineering for his
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Ist* of outfit*, touring memoranda and tho
International ».igns of .Untie** am given In
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AMERICAN OAMK-BIRD SHOOTING By
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of i-ufted grouse and bobwhlta forty-vlght
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TRAVEL.
LAQHTS and BHADOWB Of I ikk om rm-
PACIFIC C^mpan?. 1 ) «*| d. ™* *»^ *
Wagnalls c.,,.-,;,,,,' . ° FU " k *
da I v n . l|^n S^^ " ! i" ;!, lvtTlmlscences „r primitive
JS! °" "" ' *•"•'"« • ■-: before San Fran
u,T".i. v ;'". '„'■ ','," town. t n this - i " iv of
ARMY AND NAVY NOTES
West Point to Have New Com
mandant of Cadets.
[From Til* Tribune Bureau. " '
Washington, December 21-
TO BE CHOSEN FROM INFANTRY
ARM.— The- Military Academy at West
Point Is to have a new commandant of ca
dets: The present incumbent, Lieutenant
Colonel Frederick TV. Slbley. 4th Cavalry,
is to M relieved In a few weeks at his own
request 1 and will be detailed to duty in the
Inspector General's department in place of
Lieutenant Colonel W. E. Wilder, of the
cavalry, arm, who is destined to become
colonel of the €th Cavalry when the com
manding: officer of that regiment. Colonel
Alexander Rodgers, Is retired, on January
17. Th* position of commandant of cadets
is one of the most prominent of army bil
lets. It carries^with it the increased rank
and pay, and it will be filled on Colonel
Sibley's detachment by Captain F. W. Sla
den, 14th Infantry, now on duty in the War
Department as secretary of the General
Staff. Captain Sladen is a graduate of the
Military Academy, -class of '30. He 13 a
native- of Massachusetts, forty-three years
old and entered the army from Nebraska.
He will bo the. first commandant of cadets
In many years to be selected from the in
fantry arm.
IMPORTANT EXPERIMENTS. — The.
naval ordnance officers are planning an im
portant (series of unusual tests with ord
nance, projectiles and armor. By an ar
rangement with the Navy Department the !
Bureau of Ordnance has obtained the old
monitor Tallahassee, formerly the Florida,
and the ram Katahdin, which became obso
lete as soon as built, during the Whitney
administration. The combination of these
two old vessels will serve as a floating
proving ground, the nautical adjunct of the
proving ground at Indian Head, Md. At
that place it has been found Impossible to
obtain the long ranges which it is now
proposed to use in ascertaining the effect
of projectiles on armor. Such tests have
been conducted on a theoretical basis, and
the criticism has been made that no one
knows exactly what the effect of attack
would be under conditions of war.
The difficulty now in the way of the ord
nance officers is to obtain a range in the
Potomac River which will furnish an extra
two or three miles to allow for the ricochet
of shots. Care must be taken not to dam
age, passing craft or property on shore. It
was at one time thought that such a long
rang© could be obtained on shore, but It is
realized that this would necessitate much
expense in the acquisition of the necessary
land, and as the experiments will occur
only two or three times a year the Navy
Department concluded that it was not
worth while going to that expense. With
these two vessels any ranee can be ob
tained.'
The forthcoming experiments will have
to do with the penetration of shells against
various thicknesses of armor, and different
calibres of gun will be used up to 12-inch
ordnance, arrangements being made to
mount these guns en the Tallahassee while
the Katahdin will be used as a target. It
has been necessary specially to manufact
ure the supports for the plates which are
to be attacked, and this may delay the test
for several months
In the mean time the chief of ordnance
of the navy has prepared statistics which
ill answer any criticism made in N the
House during the debate on the naval ap
propriation bill. It Is understood that Rep
resentative Hob3on possesses some infor
mation of which he Intends to make use in
this connection. It has been alleged in
some quarters that the Bureau of Ord
nance has not made use of high explosives
to the extent justified by the effectiveness
of that class of ammunition. Th» critics
have gone so far as to assert that the
aval ordnance bureau has adhered to ord
nance and projectiles incapable of inflicting
the damage wrought by available Ugh ex
plosives. The experts have not been in
clined to use high explosives because of the
risk involved in their storage on a MM
of war.
ENGINEERS FOR PHILIPPINE DUTT.
—Headquarters and Company I. of the
Third Battalion of Engineers, are slated
for duty in the Philippines. The company
now is stationed at Fort Leavenworth.
Kan., and an order issued from the War
Department to-day directs MM men to hold
themselves in readiness to sail from San
Francisco on October 5 next for Manila,
where they will relieve the headquarters
and Company G. of the Second Battalion
•re they will relieve the headquarters
Company G. of the Second Battalion
of Engineers, which will 'come to Fort
Leavenworth.
NEW NAVAL, CHAPLAIN.— Leroy Nel
son Taylor, of Schenectady, N. T., a Meth
odist clergyman, has been appointed a
chaplain in the navy
ORDERS ISSUED.— following orders
have been Issued: ; •
ABUT.
Major DAVID J. BAKER, Jr.. 11th Infantry,
detailed in adjutant general's department to
take effect May SI, vice Major WILLIAM
H. SAGE, adjutant general, who 13 relieved
from detail in that department and assigned
to 11th Infantry from May 31. Major
B\KER. on expiration of present leave or
absence, to duty in office- of adjutant general.
Department of th© Lakes, until May 5.
Major '^ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, coast artll-
Major ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, coast arth
■ !ery detailed in adjutant generals depart
ment, to take rfTect April 13, vice Major
SIDNEY S. JORDAN, adjutant general, re
lieved from detail in that department from
April 12. Major CAMPBELL, to San Fran
cisco as assistant adjutant general. Depart
ment of California, until May. thence to
Honolulu as adjutant general, restrict of
MaJor a \VILLIAM M. WRIGHT. Sth Infantry,
detailed in adjutant general's department, to
tak«. lied March 12. vice Major CHARLE3
M TRUITT. adjutant ueneral. •who Is re—
lieved from detail in that department and
assigned, to Sth Infantry to take effect
March 12 Major WRIGHT, to San Fran
cisco In time to Mil May .•> for Philippines.
Captain MARION S. BATTLE, ecmM artillery,
to general recruiting service. Roan-ke. rlca
First' Lieutenant NATHANIEL F. ROGERS,
Jr.. coast artillery, to Fort Losan.^ thence to
CapSta CHARGES r 6UMMERAU* « II i
\rtillery frojn Military- Acad^niv: t^
Francisco. In time to take transport calling
Cp^ml^'m^SlkET. 4th Field A«ll
' 3P i', r V. to W«tt Point. April 1. -". *.
NAVY.
S= V l £ Ui SBiS •WSSTtt.
° !'! ' Monterey, to tr>e WltataCtOO. «». S" Or-
Machinist F. R KING, detached tn* >ew it
leans: to naval station. Cavlt(*.
MARISB CORPS.
Second Lieutenant JOHN MARSTOX. Sd, .ap
pointed post quartermaster at naval «£»«.
navy yard, Portsmouth.^ relieving rli« Lleu
tenant Colonel E. X. ' COLE. ■ twenty-two
Lieutenant Colon*! K. K. COLE. r»»mr-tm»
days" leave of absence (rranted.
Major C. G. LONG, to Washington, examina
tion for promotion. _"_ r '~ m
Following second lieutenants detached manna
officers, school. Port Royal, on graduation.
to stations designated: OLIVER FLOID. >.
It KENNEDY. R. P. LOWELL. ■: V.
PIERCE. K. K. BRUMBAUGH and_M. R.
iTHACHER. to Philippine: H. M. BUTLEK
and JOHN DIXON. to marln» : ...■• > km navy
yard. Philadelphia: O. C. ' >K ,. A '- E ' C.
C. RINER and W. B. SULLIVAN, to ma
rine, barracks, navy yard. New \ork; D. M.
GARDNER. Jr.. to marine barracks, naval
training station. San Francisco: M. B.
HUMPHRBY. to marine barracks. ...
>ard. Washington: <:. A. JOHNSON, to ma
rine barracks, naval station. Honolulu; E.
<•. LONU. to marine barracks, navy yard.
Mare [•Una 13. H. MORSE, to ('ami.
Elliott, Panama: W. M. M'ILVAIN. to in...
rine barracks, navy yard. Pensacola; R. S.
SIMONS and A. R. SUTHERLAND, '•. ma
rine barracks. Naval Academy; 11. L.
SMITH to marine barrack--. navy yard, Bos
ton: L. W. WILLIAMS, to mar In* barracks,
navy yard. Charleston; C. I' BARRETT, to
marine barracks. r.i«vy yard. Boston.
First Lieutenant P. H. TORREY. nrteen days'
l.ay.- of absence Rritiit. .1.
Captain J. C. BUE«'KIXRII>«',E. detached Camp
Elliott. Panama: to marine barracks, navy
yard. Philadelphia.
Captain W. W. LOW. detached i.aval station.
Honolulu: to marine barracks, navy yard,
Puget Sound.
Captain F. F. RONARDS. detached naval sta
tion. Honolulu: >.i marlno barracks, navy
yard. Mare Island.
First Lieutenant FREDERIC KENSEL. to
Washington, examination for promotion.
First Lieutenant ARTHUR sToKKS. to naval
medical school hospital. Washington.
Major HENRY LEONARD, return -to Ports
mouth and resume duties.
MOVEMENTS OP WARSHIPS.— The fol
lowing movements of vessels hnve been
reported to tho Navy Department;
AKlt!\ BB
Dec. -I— The aim, at Norfolk.
Dto. 23— Tha Culsoa. at Gravetend; the I'oio-
mac, m*. S*atUgr> &<» Cuba: vt» ---
PortKnontb, N. H. »*
SAILED
, v 21— Th« .a it. from :-•«•*, ■ = Point for JferJ"
Dec. 22— The Solae*, from Sao Jaaa for J»a!««' :
Guantanamo for Kingston, Jaraaica^tiK* *? •
Cuba; the ........ i: ,... p*«J <•
na-i-y yard. ><>v York. B *°! .
NAVY TAKES UP AVIATION
Lieutenant Ellyson to Tak«
Course Under Glenn Curtis.
[From The r-!-.un»BOM«o.l
Washington. Dec 22.— first step .^
the way of establishing an aeronautical'
corps In the navy was taken toy Assistant- •--
Secretary "Wlnthrop to-day In «elaiii-<
Lieutenant Theodore" G. FT:---.-- to take *.~~
| courso In practical flying una«r the tntor." 4 *'
, ship of Glenn Curtiss, In Los Angales. 7 = ,
! designation was made only after lomg de-'T"*
liberation. Candidates from nearly «my '*
: branch of the service mad? application fcr '•""
| the place. Indicating that th« navy wfli',^
j never lack volunteers to take up an aerial ?*
career. The difficulty was to determine Ct'
J which branch was the most likely to sap*
j ply the officer best Qualified to ■»-oir.» an -J
air pilot.
■ After goin? over the entire list. LJ«jten
ant Ellyson was selected because .•, M .,'.
an expert on submarines, the nearest •-'-» -
to an airship, according to the department's ■■
■ •■■-. that the navy now possesses. It „ „_ v <
held that his experience with gasolene em.
glnes and the machinery of submarine* wll S
give him some Insight Into the pecul!arttl*»
of an aeroplane motor, and that the cod
head and steady nerve necessary for navi
gating a ship under water will serve htm
to advantage In the navigation of a ship .
above the water. It is not unlikely. there
fore, that if Mr. Ellyson achieves distinct
tlon as a naval officer it will be by sailing ♦,
almost anywhere except on the boundlasj
blue. At present he Is stationed at New
rort X«?w3, and has bfea in comand of ti« ;r
KN'pw3, and has been In comand of ta» •>
submarine Shark. He entered the SvnM I
Academy from Virginia. -' :r
OFFICER MAY BE RETTHED
Poor Health Likely to Prevent Captain •
"Wilner Becoming Rear Admiral.
[From Tba Tribune Bur«<au. I
Washington, Dec. 23.— Captain Fraclc .
Adams Wilner, U. I X. faces tiM pro i- .7;
bility of being deprived of attaining thn J
'. grade of rear admiral b»K;aii3e of an un»-..;
: timely appearance before the Naval jet .-
'ins Board. Captain Wilner. who Is com-l^;
] mandant of the Portsmouth Navy Yard,
appeared in Washington to-day to face th»-^
board en grounds of physical disability, h*...'.,
having been in poor health for some lias.. '-;
; He stands No. 5 on the list of captains, and .. ;
! would be promoted early in the- spring, it . ,
; not retired.
The board which will examine Captain .
. Wilner is composed of Rear Admiral Gila«
'3. Harber. formerly commander in chief .
of the Pacific fleet, president: Rear Admiral .
Kossuth Niies. Rear Admiral Southerlaad, - ;
Medical Director John C. Boyd- and 31*11-..
; cal Director Paul Fitzsims. . • -^
Captain Wilner is a native of Ohio, bat •
! was appointed to the Naval Academy free* .
i New York in ISO. He -was proract&d t« •. -
captain July 1. ISO 7. and was mads c«a- .
' mandant of the Portsmouth yard in Sep
■ tember, 190*. He will not reach the statu- ',
tory retirement age, sixty- two years, Until iCv
i 1913.
THE MARIETTA AT KINGSTON.
Kingston, Jamaica. Dec. 23.— The United
States gunboat Marietta arrived here to
day from Guantana:r.o to give its crsm-
Christmas leave at this port. The visit
welcomed by all, as i? will serve to en!lv«a
the holiday season.
MOST PHONEY FOR BUSY SOWS
\ ■ '■ "i>
Testator Discriminates Because He Had -:',
Supported One of His Boys.
He who' works shall receive — that is. b* ; ..
' shall receive more than he who docs act - v
work. That probably was what Arthur C. :
Tuttle, of So. 131 Lexington aver -_.*
I thought when he made his wilT. Tuttti
died at Orlando. Flu., on December Z. and ; j
! lii< will was filed yesterday in the 3urt»
! grate's office. The residue or his estate,
; which apparently amounts to J30.000 in per- .
sonal property, is divided anionc bis three >'•
sons. Alfred . Leslie Tuttle and Edward
Arthur Tuttle receive nine twenty-fourth* .
each and Theodore Richards Tuttle six-
twenty-fourths. The testator says: . :
1 "My reason for making this dl9Crbnlß*< . ;
tlon being Urn fact that my son T (MM
has been supported by me for seme rear?, \.
while my other two 50ns have ea— - ' tlMli .
livings.'* . ;■;■■;
Theodore will receive 55,C00. while his rw» -.-.
brother? will receive 17.30} each. Tittle left :
his T7}f© one-third of the personal ra:-, '
explaining that in his lifetime he In . ttrtm
her the house No. &>! Mccon street, Brook- X
lyn, which was in lieu of all dower *!ght» *
and claims.
SENDS BOYS TO SEE A SHOTJT 1
Brooklyn District Attorney Buys |
Tickets for Kidnapped Youngsters.
Acting under order 1 from District At* \i
torney Clarke of Brooklyn. Detective Ccr- >
i rao, head of the Italian Detective Bum I |
I in that borough, yesterday afternoon took
[ to the Hippodrome Joseph Longo and fcl*
[ cousin, Michael Rizzc. the boys whose kid-, jj
j napping has already resulted in the con- i
, vlction of Marie Rappa and Sianislao Fat
i tenza. Mr. Clarke purchased the ticksts.
The Longo boy asked th» District At- .
torney if he and "Mike" couldn't stay over '-
Christmas in the Children's Society.
Rather astonished. Mr. Clark* asked "JoV* V
■why he made such a request. • !
"Oh. there's soins to be something doinc , ?
there on Christmas Day. and 'Mik»' and I
mo should like to be In th« game.- Why.
it will have our Christmas at home b*at alt }
hollow."'
Mr. Clarke at once made arrangement*
with the head of the Children's Society lor '
tho granting of the lad's request. The Dis
trict Attorney is still working on the B!a?k "
Hand and kidnapping cases. He Is d*tai»-
Ins eight material witnesses, who prae* ;
tically are prisoners, and he eip^ts M ■
make six other arrests soon.
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