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THE SUN, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1915.
GEORGE WRIGHT RECALLS TRIUMPHS OF lkRED STOCKINGS
Survivor of Famous
Gives Accurate I
fistory of the
r I A i
IS Ol 100V
IJOl'T this lima :n :v yer
isr.: I aseba.l fnn nil ovwr the
Hastern and cniri.l Hon of '.
Hip country- and Iherii WIS ill
BBnsidrrable indy : enthuxleet even ;
Weight draw from pigeonhole
l.i u. dok :i worn four page p.impli-
ii containing th raonrd of th" grant--ft
i Iktmpionshln twin r ih
country. There had Iran other ehm
iion leami hi previous ymr. but hi n
in thou day were talking about ihe
tttaatBton tied) Blocking! of r ndnnati,
H'i. was n HMin ihHi Mud jtiHt mined
Whs I Was thl i univalent nf tin
World s championahlp by defeating all
comers, Ttn- Ktd Blocking played
iifty-M yen gnme thai afnn and won
aver) one of them, aomethlng lhai baa
Waver ien accomplished since b) an)
ntna of major or minor league ciMbm,
and t.i the !-. u iucccm at thl team
Bocrlbcd ihi placing if haatttall on a
Arm foundation .i- .i natlunn poct.
M my mi n are still Heir who reca'.;
with plaia mi memories t h ir ciithu
aiuxm over the games of the raaaon uf
INC. Tin- Kmi Blocking atartad their
Winning stre,ii with Ui nrvl game,
ph. id against Ihe Oreal Western
team of lnclnnatl on May . Their)
et id) mrliiu of Victories hihiii nt-.
traded attention throughout the Chat J
and us game afttr Kami' was played
With th Rada Mill nn the winning nd, .
weary on., begin wsndering if .1 were
Borbl for them to ba beaten, Th
Qnclnnatl team tinishe.1 their work '
on November t by defeating the Mu
timi Club nr New York by the ire
of 17 in 1 nil the homo ground,
Tlie Red arnuaed the admiration of
even their opponanta nnd m my an oid
Boy talla hla youngster of the stirring
onnteati uf thooe days. Nut long ago
Tug s : prin - I in editorial concern I
tow iii.- late a. ;. Spalding! con
act nn wiiii baaeball and it reaulted iu
nmnv nf the old time bum writing st
tar to Tttg Bcm Rivin their recollec
tion of tin champkma nf IIO. They,
ggantloned the prominent team, oft
IBoaa dayi awd told who the piayei
nci i'. but aome of them dlaagraad run-1
Biderebly upon various pointa. For
BWtance, there was a difference nf
opinion, nf nf memory, on the verj
Bwportani point nf whether or not lha
Hfi win through th i- Mason of I SCI
WUhoul being defaatad, and II wa
With .1 view of clearing up the situa
tion with reaped in the first world' I
Champion ihut Tttg si n arm 11 cor
respondent to taa Qaorga Wright nf
Boston, cricket, baaeball, hockey, ten
it 1 nd golf anthualaati and one of th
four surviving mem be re of ilii Kills'
Mr. Wr grtt is M year old nod
BOttnd in wind nud Unit'. II" con 0M
a Kolf lull us far away a w Inn ha was
trying in Judge baoebglla kiiiirkpd in
hi direction forty-five yean ago. Oc
oaaionally lie "takca hi eye off," .is
they siiy In tlie go flnt; v.i!-:d, and II
hm the usual rsiilt. a topped ball.
Outdidi- of this tnln r defe t, wh ch is
not tli. result ,f poor silit, and a
Utile "alowlng up" in footwork, Mr
Vi'rUht is in fine phyalcal condition.
Oood weather alway aera him on
the courae al t 1 - - M'ollaaton Oolf "iui
far at least one round a day. nnd 1
freuuent ' enters the "pen toumn
meuts nf the Maaoachuoctta cluba.
playing a much steadier game than
most people "f laai than half hla m;.'
do. if the New- England nun who
were the llrai i" become IntereatPd
this anelan) Bcottlah kuti Mr, Wright
In probablt1 the beal player to-day.
His Interest in l f has no! vveun I
him from his flral love, boaaball, He is
to iii found at one of the Boaton buaa
bail pinks several time each week
during the eeaoon. The big tennis
tournamenti always find him among
the OpecltttorOi and his two suns. Kials
ami Irving Wright, have been among
the topnotchvra of ihi game.
Prom Mr, Wright many intoreatlng
gompaiiaoi 11 between boaaball "f the
early day and the praaant time can
Ba obtained. He is a mine of in
formation mi fportlng aventt of all
kind. 'ut when it iraiim to baaeball
he is in .1 cltuu by hlnuelf. When
Tut: Sin man called on him 11 his
Office in Boaton there were a few min
utes tn span- lie fore the "reguuvra"
train for the Mont, -lair linli etorted
and, he conoanted to aettlt aome of i'
points in dlapute among Tin: Bt'N'l
baaeball correaitondenta .1.- well a in
relate how he happened to DM .i Into in only
baselml!. .'.'ore a
ir 1 rpi.ti'dna the
klnan. "1 hir Red Bti
lit'. ..f the iinnu lil.-l
detail the dolnwa nf
ever I U1f
nut: Red .
Inflg Is the
; it given
team in Ihe ? toon nf IMP, With ""Com
I piete Form "f Average of the Bewwm
t'er!:nd i the Becrelor) of Ihe tfltih,"
"The grand and unetttialled eurcevn
of our World renowned and I'leotn-
porable Cincinnati nr 'Red Blocking'
baaeball e'nh is fresh in tha memory
of th" aportlng fraternity," env the
I iBtfadtfctori paragraph nf 'he pamph
let. "nn. r triumphal mareh fr..m the
Atlantic tn th" Pnetfli during the past
otimtner nnd lie- sn n dctdi In their
line per for (nod, ontonlahed thouaanda
of admirer of the 'national gam1 at
Then tollon lite OfOreg if .ol the
11. 11- j 1 1 . v w m 1 -i
il, II W.'. .. I 1 ' I . WWF 7 S WiTV .:fBtKoaCic..' i.1 1
.... "'aK:g r. ...a. . vbi w ot
mm j. v r v
From a photo- ' i ff ''
Clears Disputed Point by Averririj
That Team Went Through the
Season Without a Defeat
George Wright on tlie golf links, at Apawamis.
graph taken this fall.
fct.iii, played thai va in. ommenciug
With a lollies! nt fine una'; on M.if I
when the liri-ai Weetern team of tin
Name city was beaten 4fi tn and
oloaing with the defeat of the Mutual
Of New York n the home city on Nj-
vemher I when the ocora w 1 it to I
in favor Of Ihe Ke.is Not g sinule
amoooed n total
1 gamea, com
by their oppo-
lufferad by any
ledi m when
tm ratal! was
the game wen- of nine inning dura
tion. Pour hundred nnd aeventy-four
Innlnga were played by the lte.is and
Ixty-etght did tiny full to
run. The clone) anie was
sens,, n. and I he
nf .Sli.'i runs
pared with 5H
The w.,it defeat
of tha llppOtll I ts nf tile
the Ruckeya team nf
overwhelmed 101 i K.
that played on June 10 againet ihe
Mutual flub uf New Vork, the eeore
being 4 ' 1 .' i favor of the visitor.
Youngster ahu are gcauatomed to
are 1 to 0 and - ; 1 gaggei may wed
Wonder how ,t wn that ihe early base.
ball nine were able to acore ao many
run. The fact 1- that the pltchen
In thooe .'ip were not ihe kiiieil
nrtlHta of tho present and depended
inn nly on nn underhand ball, which
Waa e.i.-v in hit; and then again, the
fielder did l.ot gobble up the grounder
oo ikllfuily nr trg t. top with their
bare henda th wicked linen that lire
Th pamphlet show thai the mam
ban "f ihr team went tn hut 4,045
time ami on only 4fi occgaiona did
th'y re. u ii rirei baae on ogllad hall,
n-iw known us "tatotti on balli." only
1 ..f tin rn wi re h it on baaoa
The Cincinnati "Rerl Stock
ings." world's champions
Back row, left to r i r ' : t M . Vev,
R. P. Gould. 1 B. : Harry Wright,
C. P. ; George Wrinht. SS. : Water
man. 3 B. Front rov Leonard.
L. P.i Allison. Ci Broinard, P.;
Sweasey, 2 B.
While w.t'i the i'nliilis we made the
name irlp lhal llio National of Waah-
logton had taken and when We wen.
In flnrinnii 1 played iwu gamea with
the Kid SI leklllgg or that ell ..
in iMiii ihe Red engaged me to go
in flnclnnatl, and they alao imported
llr.ilnfWih 11 pitcher, and John rial
field, Ii n ih ; ler, both nf the Mai nal
ii. in of Mew Vork They were eager
fcir a championahlp team in ClnMn
nntl in ihinw day, nnd II wag this elub
that find made contract with It
p avers, and its player grew also the
Ural in wear ahort trouaera. 1 had
: le up my mind thai t be aaocceea-
ni ouartaitl player a man should tick
in on poitlon, and so 1 played al
.'1 i l all tha lima I was Willi Ihe Ited.
except In pitch 11 rW InnliiK.
' We 1 . 1110 rust and dUlilM the year
im.'i Mid imi insi a name. We played
In Ihwuon, defeating the Lowell. Trl-
m talna and Harvard on Boston
Common, Beacon Park and darvta
"Karly in the prlng of 17 1 tha Bos
ton Red Blocking learn wga organloed
Tin men behind the move sent for me
in organise the leam, and ' was tha
iirst player to be placed under contract.
They asked me i" become capmin and
manager, bui 1 de lined for tlie re anon
thai 1 did not in-;. eve 1 man could be
n ucceaPul " playing manager, and
in-. n my suggeotkm the Boaton oiub
Hreured nn brother Hairy from the
flnclnnatl Red ."tnrklnge by telegmph
tu become manoganj
"Hi iirst move wa to
fold. III., and lgn up A.
Ih Rockfotd pitcher; I
' .In 11. their left Melder.
..1 ihi Bol 11 team
, otirae. We hi
day ami tnnk
re rlastte 11
rule govi 1
Hi t loll.
Bpaldlng, 1 l!arn-.
II known, of
1 a great leam in those
the championahlp sov-
tteemed lo him 1
played .111 the h
laru-cr. heavier tt
lhal HOW ill us'
the length, wi
Kit. Any Mud
11 od ill I heir eon.-.
Of I he sane- diltltteti r a tin
nowddayw, bin the favorite an
wiiinw. hence the expression, 1
"Ti e players did 11 t have Rl
to proteel ihelr hands, cniixen
more akltl was reqttlri 1 .. . 1
hail, hemtroe with 11, ureater ae
1 Ihefa was danger nf never In.lin
I miles a hard hit or ihrown imii , .
handled perfectly, 11 wiot 1,..: .n
I unoffttal iiiiiiK for catcher 1 have
1 hoth ha mis hl.i K tnd Mil Il "in II
imparl nf the horsehbie ph( '!,
I pitcher' pooliinn w is 1 11 . 1. r
a.way from the p:. ie than no
fur many years curving a li w .
I ootnethlng unknown to him
"Th.- gi eateid diffen ce .. ,
I bagetjgH of the t.i'" and the t r
I time lies In tin. fa i Ihnl fm Horn
I yeara, when this form of upon wax
I first becoming popular hatted 1
I caught on the flral bounce a-ni : .1
, put OUI, Tho - line was t r V
, opecl lo the third xtrlki .
I caU'her rarely 1 tme mi im
Ihe pate, eXcepl when theri
I nn n nn bgge.
"It wo the old Kl ket
I of Now Vork that brought nhoii
j diaconttnuance of the out on the in
rule. A baaeball convention w..
at -P.. Hroome -tr. el N a
January is:,; The Kn 1
did imi 1. mi'.. nn 1.1 the to
Bnalnard did 11101 nt the
ni raoord i ma g innin 1
Horn Wright and 11 for
Wright. The latter wn the .
1 Wll llllK.
Us f ir
1 i orge
, ned a :'h Boaton uni .1 the
fail or i -7s when 1 wn engaged a
manuger of the Providence Oray. andl
1 w.i- acting in t Iim t capaclt) when
1 club wmi the National League
. itmplouahlp f"r the season nf IsT'.i.
Then I decld) d in go sit
I si le nt
i nlhr I'lllhS
I the hall win
n mad h. v.
Iii th. Ir practice gni 1
nriht .rn the ft. . btll til
ifter muidi deb it refits,
waa 1 1
ber of 1
.I Inn 1
The late A. G. Spalding when he was a member of the Boston
"Red Stockings" in 1872.
tunes they wen put out on ihe Pases,
there were but eight trikOUt rexis
leied aaainst the Keda during that
wonderful season and OOtleetlVOly tney
mode 1S9 home runs
They muKht 433 fly and :T6 foul
ball. There were b&2 assists made,
47 di'Uhle plays and th" Rrealest luim
Per of runs made during on" lr.nlnv
Ortt 40 The loam travelled durliiK the
season 1I.H77 mlle and the estimated
total attendance 'or the 67 games was
2iiii,0ii0. unite a difference from the
crowd that paid their way In the
04S jiat aeason.
The Kid Blocking :n IMS coll-
Histi-d of these player: Harr Wright!
centre fielder and change pitcher;
vJeorife Wright, ahortatop and change
pitcher; AOa Bmlnard, pitcher; Doug
las Allison, catcher; Charles l. Qould
tlrst hase; Charles BWeaiey, second
bttsi.-; Fred Wate'inan, third boae: Cul-
vln A. McVey. riKht field: Andrew (1.
I.eisiard, left Heid. Beoldea tleorx
Wrlht, the urv. vol's of that groat
team ur- McVe, now living in Cali
fornia; AlliH.in. who make hi home
in Washington, and Gould, a resident
I of Cincinnati.
I hitter oi tin. leant
1S3 time-, mod 19 hoiin
gtVn llr-.-t on cdlled ball
times, did not strike out on
tired 44 time "ii By billli r t ma on
fouls and was put out on Ihi bami &Q
time. Ho oapturetl . rile and : ' foul
fllog and hound, I Hi oill IX opp in nis i
( on the Pases, mildt 17V aoaiat and.
; missed but 4 rta t
Mr Wriuht was t
district of New
fgther. Bamuel W;
English rickater, a
(P org team,
"1 used to see !
play cricket at the
eariy 'SO." sal i Mr,
Tin; Sfs correap ndei .. "and tn iv"'7
the club went to the Klys 'ti Fl Id In
Hoboken, where i ,w n :..- bae
bail game. The team playing thera
oomprlaad the Knlckerbool Cloth
am, tSagI. Bmplrea. Mutual Ao
tlvas and si'v.rai othet Naw York
eluba. They wei" composed of New
V rk hushes men who weni to 1 f--Is.
ken two or t',m time a i.. ;i tut
exercise and recreation n I quite fre
quently, having heard that 1 was in-
terestnl In the game, inc.; .tiun
were extended in mo t.. play.
"I played in every hiIH in, and after
vear nr o l became n r irular mom
ber-of the Gotham. Firl i waa their
Lcatchar. Put one day n foul tip - ruck
I me hi the thro.il and It I " nt
much that 1 never afterward wo able
I to mutter UP eufflcienl courage to j
catch, and ., I wen. i i fi Held, ven i
tu. i:ly isoiiiK to second bae and tin n to i
-We used to wear long trouaera
I tied lit the bottom Willi skin -traps.
IbloUOM, cai and cue - - with
ie..n aulke, From ihi Hoth
went to Waehlnorton. whcri
: ploy mi ni, and played In I k
Nationals of that ell V. TI
i the flral t" lake it lp w n
1 as far a Bt. LOU! and ItU
! "Tae following year 1 i
New Vork nnd Joined ihe
' Morrloanla, ob n Harlem.
! w. then lha champion
retired frmii at no
.ii i i iputtnn in
rule In tl
f the K'nlekr
Induce the ut
. olid on Vu
.wu! tlie Kxii
it'- . r
I ki r-
rayg remind" me
the fatinsis un
made by i 'a ui
mce National In
Boston team al
you exactly how
Kpeak in-r nf
of the dloput
a - -! d urlple
Mine of Ih ITovhH
Is7s i wa ' 1 lio
i III I lino .I.I I W ill tell
II was made.
There were Boaton men on aecond
and lliird tMaefl and Hlne e out :
centre Held, Tho hatter hit what we
i w al a T-xas leaguer and It w;i
nlivloii t" tin c lo r on third has,.
il , i it w.is going over the shortstop'
land, fonoeejuently the eodeh siit
1. 1 d wildly for the two runner p.
"Hlne .-une in from centra with a
, gre 'i huwd nf spoed, made n remark
able acooplng catch 'f the ball just a
n wa about to hll the ground and ran
all ti " way to thin! baae, Tin man
j w in, had been mi third had already
croed 1 1 1 - home plate ami the other
runner woe half way beyond third bone,
I Ho by touching tin- him Hlne com
pleted the triple pay. I know all about
! ihi p'. iv because I was the coaeher.
nnd you can .iust bet i was dum-
"After all there huve not hern many
i ! ingei in playing the national gum
son . .t w.is ftrat Started. In the early
day the players were out foV tiie fun
ai. d exercUc There were no league
, ... I 1... I 1...H I... .IH.I
i nr . .. loni I . ii He. ...in. '.-.
so . , , ,,
iiiaiii..- m il- .in in.- -..i'i.,' ...
had. Mask, glove, mitts, cnest pro
tector. Be, ale all modern inventions.
The deolgnntion nf ih players ware
as noW, The pitcher and catcher stood
ill practically the same relative pool
tlon to th" batsman a now,
"There was an umpire, hut In- had a
nis i oft j"1' compared wuh lie men who
had em- I bold tiie Indicators now. Instead of
with th I 'landing in dangeroua poaition dose
I he - p. ctnti
ill play a
the time f
p in i r ibout
t.'.'lll W IS
, in Ih" early
.:: an ai'ltlcha:
he tnnk life
111 IIKht nf
Won it from the Atlantic "i I'n
i iu t
Rarely did he Incur ihe dlplaur of
tin. fan of those days nr of tiie play
er. Rlvalr) w .i k. i ii, hut no con
stant tnottgnt it worm wnus in make
fas ovi t (Oma decision which
tn change the
hoi k. Is' way ii
tn oiler the rnl
ho arranged i
..f Brooklyn, u
team nf Ihooe d I) -.
gome, ihua civi:. . up
of catching the ball
Hoth nine, a well ,
pronouncHl th- fly l
nes nnd il short)cd
cunteal greatly, The
:t would resull in . mad
at the next nnventlon, but
protMinenut f tlleil lb iieated ;
Were made Xi later your p. p .
t . i'.i , Witt it was nut adopted until i
meeting held in IW&, nn i .mi.
tiiere wus lutti r opMM tloD
If a pitcher wu unable In '
ihe plat" in ISflO the Imtsmnfl i
uaiIi a base on ball just the anm
to-day, imi Un method "t' read
flral baae w t unusual because .
an unwtitti n aw ti it tin- bluet
do his utmost to eminent with I In 1
and ho was tint handicapped i
rule in to white he ohOUld P
order to hit i;.
"Batting wa noi dona a
cally n thom daya a- now. TI
flee hit w.i unthoughl of i.' .
catcher waa not required lo lm
u 1 a tnrowiug arm bevaui
had discovered the value of
Imsi . I. "Hi,- drives Were ton'-.
than ai present.
"Itas. imii w . played i" N
prior to IS&S, I beliet i . Si v i
used tn Rise I al Mad. s on S., .
thai nine and lher weri
Brookl) n and Harlem nu
almool oil of them weni et
ken for tlmr fun. Tht I
New Vork had eucbvsed gn
WIUMmobupgi and tie re
luseit field at the .ip:;. 1 II
In Brookl) n. The us ml ndnii
at i heso field wu -cent
peculators were n t n . i
players merely iMvide the
pay the egpenoa ivhtu reg i
games w re plaj i
j "Baaeball I nn a luxlu r mn
than it ha.- ever been I fi 1 1
he attributed to the i nplre
a they are given fail h
Held the game will i
Baaeball ha no llm! nnd 1
see interest iii .t steudi
with the year to ome '
THREE SCANDINAVIANS AMONG THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
ll Jl I. II MORITSKX,
Till-; rem ni n poi t from fopen
hiilieii Dial Ihe Bwodlah llOV
ernment hd decided to award
the Nobel prize for physic to
Thomas A. lidlVOIl and Nikola TSl
caused little SltrpriMS in this country.
Of ihe in n said to have been honored
for ihelr achievement! in literature,
Ilomain Holland, the French author, i
probably heter known iii til" United
BtatOS than the three Scandinavians
named along With him
cme of the Scandinavian authora.
Henrlk 1'ontoppldan. ii i true, lias
for year held a foremost position aa
it writer and his fame I well etA
Iprhed In Scandinavia, in England and
on tho continent. Fraderlk Troela-
Lund Is the Danish hismriaii As for
Vomer von Hldntm. hi idyllic
Wories and his tn asterlul portrayal ale
often of Sweden and BWOdllh SOll.
The man named as the winner of the
prize In chemistry, I'rof. Theodor
BVOdberx. my be termed an unknown,
in so far as the layman is concerned.
The s,m of a Punish clergyman, a
Juluinder by birth, Hemik I'ontnppl
dan left the paternal environment nt
the ago of 17 to study engineer
ing in Copenhagen, His famous novel,
"ducky Par." contains Innumerable
remlndcri nf his early year in tho
Danish capital. IdSallstlcally Inclined,
a myitlo, a stupendous worker, novel
following novel in endie.-s proeaoxlnn,
ii master of literary lachnlqu fun-
(oppidan's writings lo in translation,
yet here and thsrs ome of his work
nav found thalr way Into other
tonguagi Tin Qerman language, par-Irt'-.i
lend itself most adequately In
g rarenderlng "i the 1'ontoppldan
Th" raltglnui element l very pro
nouncod In Contoppldun'a produaiou,
III.- ' I'niiuised l4ind" I' d William Ii
.Mini i- in includ poninppldan among
a fan i iilhn nt liumpeni uUtlpir
representative nf "Tha IToinlse of
toe t.'brlSt Ac In Iteienf Liter il lire. '
an he termed ins work,
Aii In hid l.u.'k Peri to in his
teal work, "rtoreholt." Pontoppklau
cleaves tu the trilogy idea. His imek
ulni'is; a. w..ys come In la if. tlon,
Conaidcrablo Interval he btwaan the
laauea. Man) of his readers nnd fault
With being thll- hi id ill suspense, yet
th" method evidently i Ponloppldan's
own. ni.i it would ho a daring thing
to suggest thai h change what ap
parently Iii beyond hi own power
in make dir. rent from what it bt, it
certainly IS a fact that .a the present
moment nn other Danish novoliat oc
cupies a important a place in the
country's literature as does the au
thor or "The Promised Land. Phe
i Cd Adam," "Young Uovo" and the i
many other striking books thai standi
jto hi credit. From "Lucky Par" to
I "Htoreholt" Henrlk Pontoppldan runs
the gamut of emotion; picturing In
story upon story humankind as it i.
i the phantasmagoria of a living,
atruggling. ever hoping race osrvlng
oit its destiny as clrciimstan ea audi
Inclination make or mar efforts and
, Returning to Henrlk Ponloppldan's
I Inclusion in Prof Moahsr's ' The I
Promla of iii,. ciirist Age in Recent
I Literal uf"" ihe following glvox some I
idea of ihe chnraolers in "The I 'ruin- 1
laid Land"; "The reader follows the I
peopie ii.' the two llttl.. const villages,;
VeJIby and Hklbberup, from the
church ot nn- despotic high church
man tn thai nl' ihe demm rntlc ynutiK
clerical, from the church to the Bool ii-1
in gathering, from the Boctallots t !
ihe popular religious conference of
the 'HnllKhtened Friends,' and from
ti e latter tn ihe pletlitlo preacher of
' the sgonlea nf hell hi".
"Alway in the foreground nr in the
i background, or perhaps standing at
I one lid, lost ill Inirospertiiili, Is tu he
noticed ih" hern nf Ihe tain, Bmuniiol
tiansU'd in him Iho tiitihor lias sub
limated ii, ircii for iim 'Promised
! Land.' and i" fhaps t"" Hie reader i
j to ossuilli Hull rlniutiltel, llio young
cbaplulll, WIS Uio np ..in- whu i rally
dlHcovered 'I" ij leadiuw to ii Tho
way. which In- discovered alter much
sneklna i muuli erring, was simply
ti,. footprint nf Jtsus, aim had nee
Mid; 'My klugdom Is not "f th.
Met rlk I'onloupidun "Htoreholl
i pen- a new chapter in this Danish
author' productivity. The parspoctlva
- rather cliauged from what It wa
when the earlier axpcrlenoaa lend
themelve lo literary effort. Pontop
pldan' fame, bnwevor, reals securely
on the eriis of hiiojt thai ESurops
soiii" yeara ago pronounced unique in
a muss nf Unlqu literalurr.
No two aitisi were over more dis
similar in their nmhitious tohemss
than Henrik 1'ontoppldan and Fred
erik Trol-luoVl N'everthal while
the blatorleal domain lo boom often
means a dry us dust avenue for ex-
presilon h has been the good fortune
"i Troal-Itind to make hiitory ap-
peallng. Like with most Danish writ
ers, tlm Infusion of the picturesque
(tr ke a dominant note and one need
hut to have same pawing acquaint
ance with "Dally Life In the North
During the Close of the Sixteenth Cen
tury." for instance, lo realize why this
Work enjoys a popularity scarcely
approached by R bel seller in Den
mark and Norway.
Horn at Copenhagen in H40. Fred
erik Tmeis-Luiid comes of a family
dialing! lhod In art an 1 letters. The
famous naturalist P, w Lund was
in unci' Boerett Kierkegaard, the
Danish philosopher, exerted a ureal In-
Ituencn over the young man, the flret
I A il'e of I 'rcderik's father having heen
1 i sisn r of Kierkegaard. The early
environment ' was nns almost entirely
of men and women fond 'f literature,
and often writer of note. Amons
I Troeli-Lund'u atudenl contemporaries
; were QeOg Hrnndes. JullUS Lanite
and others who have won fame at.
home unit abroad.
"Socrates' Teaching and l'erson
Ultty" tallied Troop -Lund his doctor
decree in 1H7I. Alrejidy In ltlt7 lie
I, ui published his "Wanderings," but
iiittll ids entrance u an ggabtlanl in
Ihe national archives there was little
to indicate iho parser of the future
Scandinavian historian. 1 1 ih five yenrs
..i" oi auiuiig the liivaluable manu-
. .. '..(.- o--r V-.-l. " H V ...
- i ' ' J', , - f
! if '
8ts9 LkT jooomBlaaaaa. Ltaam?
I- I . .
Died w ili
rapher lb lm
Ave ) "am i low
Uunal art hH ea
vast ireiu uri t r
nf dm ; and t int
in lift somen a i
ler wu hou-
al bpitol IO'- i
old lion in
ui ,n the n i -
ipcued las i
'HtltIR lltlill I
.. His tusk
Ihe led ol
I llclr load
il I eeamc
Si a llillll. i -
iryi in cloiiie
ihai w mid up-
I. l ine i In- past
gi in r
i r cut
vain iiiinublli la-. I ii
his dlocovery in wort
tie.il to the hp man h
down to the present, thai lb
ation "f to-day miahl obtiUn
lmprealons of the heroic J- when
Bcatulinavla ruled powerful!) among
The noted Clemum historian Diet
rich Bohaefer. while adinittlni the
origllialitt of Troels -Lund .-, e. ptloll
of history, neverthele. s dikes ." oual ui
to dilTer wuh Ins Dullish colleiiuiie In
the matter of w hat t ',. latter
pictureoqu presentullon ol fm h
much attention Is iuld i" col
drama) ie i v ents, think Prof. Hi
Troels-Lund, however, ha u e.
to defend his theory and HU'lhn
in prove to the satisfaction "1
historian at hast th.ii win
is strict ndheri nt u to i In tali
i in re
fact, color and i Hell V
the value of tlie historic
It i to he queationi
modern historian ever
.1 whether a
elite d wu h
script of the pJUJt, hi keen enjoyment
In dlsroverlnK unknown fact regard
nui life iu the north om cvatuiia
ago. luld ihe foundation for ihat in;
mens raaearah wort, which mi
volume upon volume if his exhaustive
stud) of tho nation's history.
.Made a prol'csuor of blttlOfy. In llllf
more coiiscientioxis goal Intn hi labor
than ha been the une with Triwla
Lund and hi researches Into the pe
riod ooncornlng Ihe sixteenth century
diocoverleo. c'hrlsilan l 's Hron-
nllty stands out like a i ceo in black
and white, nud around this energetic
monarch we roe arrayed u Kioup of
men whue ambition uml udveuturo
tn domeHtic and forelitn p
enme down to tin i iresi in
devious route nf mil)
many people. Ai in- lm .
Is ii series nf vents, li
years and centuries p
ikillg eats to
Troela Uuud' ooiicopilnna and writ-
ten rci ol d ciiiisi ii nl o i h ilane, ,1 1 litn
when viewed fruin ii"- htnuilpojiit of
the Hi unfllu ivlun llorl ii
From IkT l to I v.ln Ho In tm mi w ., '
a leueher of blsloi'l a' Hi Hchool for
ufrluera in Copenhagen' Hero ho hud
t lie exec .t opportunity for olendlng
I Hist acbtevement of oilier wuh the
I'l'ilUiretlll III . f Ihe present, pil l i II -
Inrl) a i concerned the educating of
ihu Danish ultlccr in the naoeniial of
icir own military biatory, in du
Tc lH-Liind publlMhed a pumplilrt
nhlch nttracti d couaklcrable atieuiion.
i rdktted i" ihe "Dcfi nee ot 'ope; -
lumen" and came out at a time when
Iho quest I n of xtrengtlienli - th.. capi
tal w.i being agitated in many quar
ter. Tho uidy aristocrat among Scaiidi
luivia' quartet of IV1& Nobel prise
winners. K.ul (Justav Verner yon
Iteldenstam Is vet a Swedish Com
moner from Un- ground up. Born nn
.inly n. guy, .ii Ulahummcr, deaplte b'.s
uristncratlc tendencies ami antecedent
tew Kur pean writers have dime mora
fm- tfhe common people in literature
ih. in Verier vol! Heklenstam. Hi
has praised ihe lowl in pro and
poetry, Knowing hbl native Sweden
from much travel through the out of
tiie way regl n, aseoclatlng with
those wlio inspired him P' write, wield
llili a style at once pl.i uresiple a lid
correct, in him the Swedish people and
Hi Kwedieh tongue find a champion
wiiuse recent honors fppurently have
come t him a a just due,
Pew other Scandinavian authora
..in boasi greater varaatllity than
Verner von Heldenstain. His range
sweep Ihe COtltlnntS The I l ii nt
at i ms in him an open k. me nf his
greataal work i "Damasku." start
lug out in iui me a painter, even
Hlildylng under Cermiie iu Parle, V on
Heldcnillltn was imi ImtL' In disco, r-
Iim that hi true forte wga with the
pen rather than with th" hrush It
wn" quite natural therefore, that one
nf ins earliest writ lug sliuuld he "The
iiappv artists "
Verney von lloklenstuin is anion;;
iii. ise s. ,i i iilti 1. 1 in ii Htllhors who con
sistently register a protest utiuiusi
Illlr.i-reuluin In llleraliire and hi
UlltoiiNcluilsl) Ptuplot a mil iliselniilal'
slyle, 'I'll,, naturalistic scl : never
did appeal lq I ,iu e. epi a V i ,
portray enme homely episode, ionic
1 1 ufvwneg ucrliaps lo a blstoriu I'.cut.
Like Troela-Tnmd, i
ellstuln h is' delv ei ieep
i '.i' I Nil lm iii
through his splendid . ...... .
ruler', life a al ptu p i
pyeti) of I
e pres . ; ,l. ni : i w
I i. 1114-1 laengi 1 .V -'
I'epitas WeiVlillK" 1" 1
Verm r von IP Ideusl 1111
Hut nu doubt Un.- v
of the most pretentious w :
Bwodlah e filer Hen
peustrati de. p l with 1;
"Prombio," ' Had' " ami
Here are color and bfi u d
tendencies withou ri
Idg 1 he complete upper 1 nd
"llnly Bergitte'i lllgi lit
diaputa wuii oihi r work 1
von Heldenstain ' In ri ht to
Aral atnoi hi mai y pi
ha.seil nn III tOI .. il l ' .1 I
able woman of Ha i den was
personality that few uuni r.
the like of. She ski o lied l
brush of a masier. mid ' in 1
doubted whether this 1 1 1 1 '
; was HOI iii put t 1 Sn 1.
Nobel priae awurd
1 f Verner von Heideliatiiiu
, so much am ni 1. 1, 1 1 . Uriel
manners, this on,, lo tn
I the Mist p. ace he has ti n.
, through the in ar UHll :
having paid particular ui
j Tut key as w , ; , as RusmIii
, an ancestor of ti., ui
I Johann Baltha ir von il
I was a diplomat:- w I ise .
1 Turkey wen. epo, hnl.
. Like Helms I a: :
precedes in 1 he K.'lUl! l!
t iii s w i i i woman u
I Verner von llekb'ustum 1
1 ogy about i tin homely 1 .,
I In nun ot' inn nttixtclpii ci "I
I iirnq," ih lusp i
I I he cant I w 1 1 u...
0. n 1
... 1 1
I I loll ll ill fl IL o ,
I t'Ool .... 1 uu .