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2 THE WASHINGTOH HEBALD SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25 2 1908
GEN DANIEL H RUCKER RUCKERF RUCKERFortyfive
F ortyfive Years with the Colors He HeIs HeIs
Is N Now ov Retired
Living in quiet retirement at his h home home183t home1st
183 183t Jefferson J JeIe place is Gen Daniel H HRuck ItRuck it itfluckr °
Ruck fluckr r fatlierlnlaw of Phil Sheridan Sheridanerstwhile Sheridanerstwh Sheridanerstwhile
erstwhile erstwh e friend of the noted Kit Carson Carsonand Carsonand Carsonand
and boyhood chum of Sherman whom whommore whommore whommore
more than a little Uttle in appearance he re resembles reeembles ¬
sembles He is 1 m In his ninetyfifth ninet fith year yearbut yearbut ear earbut
but is hale and hearty heart yet and although althoughhe
he enjoys enjo s greatly tly the th thq memories of his hisbusy hisbu hisbusy
busy bu past he Is like most soldiers loath loathto lo loathto th thto
to speak of a career that has been b n filled filledwith filledwith filledwith
with sturdy stu etuiily dy usefulness ess to his country countryVever countryN countrywaver
waver N ver before he declares has he ever everspoken everspoken everspokea
spoken cf f fr fhis r his military oareer reer to a news newspaper newspa newspaper ¬
paper paperTo pa paperTo r rTo
To see Gen Hucksr In his home sur surrounded surrounded surrounded ¬
rounded by the portraits of brave sol soldiers soldiers so sodiers ¬
diers a veteran dwelling with the glories gloriesof
of the past to mark the modesty with withwhich withwhich withwhich
which he speaks of the brave work of his hisearly hisearly hisearly
early days d 3s s 4 to recall that fine verse verseof verseot verseof
of Rowes
Rowesupect
A TMiorahk aspect aspectAge upectAge
Age Etta Its with draBt de grace nuaa UJ bis bi TUagc TUagcAnrt Tis3geABd rb3geAM
Anrt vrortfany IMOBOMS hte ibw lacks lackslie 1MWlIe
lie 11 wean wes the marks of saaay sny yean eaxs well spent spentOf wentof t tOf
Of virtue rtrtue tiutfa well tried tried aad a wise se experience esperiencaGen CpErlencaGftn experienceGsa
Gen Rucker was born in Belleville N NJ NJ Na
J a April 28 1612 l2 He Inherited doubtless doubtlessmartial doubtlessmartial doubtlessmartial
martial tendencies from his mother who whowas whos whowee
was s Sarah Macomb a cousin of that gal gallant gallant gallant ¬
lant soldier Alexander A1QU Dder Macomb Macombl who as assisted as assisted assisted ¬
sisted in organizing our army for tho thowar thowar thewar
war of 1812 181 and who with l5Co 1 15 regulars regularsand regularsRnd regularsand
and a few volunteers defeated a British Britishforce Britishforce Britishforce
force of over 1460 men commanded by bySir bySir bySir
Sir George Provoet ProvostNinetyfive ProvoetNinetyfive ProvoetNinetyfive
Ninetyfive years old and yet et the gen generals geuerals getiereis ¬
erals memory of those early days Is as asclear asclear asclear
clear as If the events even happened test year yearInstead yearInltead yearInstead
Instead of nearly neerl ninety years age When Whenhe Whenhe Whenlie
he was nine years old ha was sent from fromBelleville fromBelIe1Ue fromBelleville
Belleville N J where he Md been born bornto bgrnto bornto
to join his parents p pen oots at Grosse Isle 3lch 3lchigan Michlgan lJch lJch19an
igan then a frontier frGRtler post in the wilder wilderness wikierneSf wUdernose
ness HIt It was something methlng of JI journey oumey In Inthose Inthose j jthose
those days day he says Ha a thing thln to be un undertaken undertaken undertaken ¬
dertaken with trepidation tr n I dont dont je jemember Ie IemQrnber jemember
member dates very lW < weH H butrbaVe butr but rhve e a apretty apretty apretty
pretty goof reeoHeotion for names I re remember remember yemember ¬
member that I took a steam packet from fromJersey fromJersey fromJersey
Jersey City to ti Mbany It was not called calledJersey calledJ calledJersey
Jersey J ey City in thtiee th e days dyg but Paulis PaulisHook PauUsHook PaullsHook
Hook We w WIIIfi ft on eu a packet dkt t called calledlet calledletme let letme
me see seeThe The Chancellor Ch uceilor Livingstone Livingstonewae L vt Stone Stonewas
was we her name it Is curious hew the old oldnames Inames oldnames
names come back to one one I remener remem remember die distinctly dlstintUy dietinetly ¬
tinctly thats HowimoB siIeisger anger en the trip tripwas tripWiUS tripwas
was Joseph Bonaparte he was living at atBordentown atB atB
Bordentown B B rdentown then thfJi th and I recall my mother motherpointing motherpotntiDg motherpointing
pointing him eut to me meFrom 1MFrom e eFrom
From Albany we traveled by b stage stagecoach stagecoach stagecoach
coach along the Mohawk River road r ad te teUtica tetIdea teta
Utica and there we embarked embarkedoa on the 3rte 3rteCanal mnCQal rI rIC
Canal CQal C 4ai they were just digging It then and andonly andonfy audoi4y
only had about 100 miles ftflfebeg We Westewed WeEd
stewed ted Ed it the rest re t of the way to Buftate Buftateand Bwffaio1in4 Bvrflean4
and then took a voyage on a steamer the thefirst thefttlt thefiret
first steamer st aftle that ever traveled on the thelakes theaWalk
lakes 1 aWalk sWaDt Walk te the Water lVat was her hername 1tername leername
name and Rogers en the name of her hercaptain hercaptain hercaptain
captain She horned wood ef course coursethey CO IIIIe IIIIetl1e eoeer eoeerthey
they tl1e were ere still burning burnj wood when I was wasa wasa u ua
a man gro gro1fnaD4 groWn n and many man manys the theuaunote theuaunoteof tla tlao
o of cords Ive bad to measure measure in my time timeThe tlateTht timeThe
The trip tM from Buffalo to Detroit took tookall us usall usall
all of a t week week but once eee e there I joined my myfirtily myfufily Y YftJttilY
firtily and went to school schoolf
1 had Kttfe fheetght ght of the army m mthese4ays 1ft 1ftthes4tAays Iath
these4ays thes4tAays th s4ays my father wanted Dted me to take taketip take1J takep4com4iWe
tip 1J p4com4iWe if coraiKBgalm com Je6111MI ite and I w werkl rkad in inDetroit hiDetroit IaDetroit
Detroit for an old merchant there One Oneday Onefay Onetlay
day I was about ut tweatyftve at the time timemy timemy timeThy
my employer found a note that was wutlue wutluehIm due duehim duehim
him given by a miller in London Canada Canadaand Canadaifnd Canadand
and nd he h gave it to me to see if I could do doanything doanything doanything
anything with it it I made the voyage voyageacross yoyageucross voyageecross
across the t he take collected the money in inBritish inBritish inBritish
British sovereigns soveneilJDsaRd and returned and the thefirst the11m thelizst
first news that greeted me when I got gotback gotback gotback
back was that I had been appointed to tothe tothe tothe
the army My father did not want me meto meto meto
to go but on the advice of Gen Brady Brad I Iaccepted Iac Iaccepted
accepted ac epted and on October Qctob8r 13 1SJ7 I be became became became ¬
came sees ereeaN hentenant leutenant of the First FirstDragoons FirstDragoons j
Dragoons Dragoonsi j
7 i purchased my uniform and started startedto
to join my m regiment It was stationed at atFort atFort I IFort
Fort Leavenworth then a fort on the thefrontier thefroI1t1er thefrontier
frontier I could only get within about aboUt20D abMitmiles
200 miles of the place by stage and so had hadto hadto hadto
to purchase a horse pack my new uni uniform uniform melform ¬
form in an oilcloth otJcloth which I carried on onmy onmy onThy
my saddle and away I went I was a apretty apretty ak
k pretty looking Jookl object when whei I arrived arrivedsafely arrivedsaely arrivedsafely
safely after af er several days journey It Itwas ItVBB ItWas
was out here I first met Kit Carson the thenoted thenoted thenoted
noted Indian scout scout6 but he left eft the fort fortcoon forteoon fortsoon
coon after I arrived and I did 1 not see seehim zeehim seehim
him again until I was transferred to Fort FortGibson FortGIbson FortGibson
Gibson in the Cherokee country countryThen OOURtryThen countryThen
Then came the Mexican war and the theFirst UteFirst theFirst
First Dragoons had their share In It Itthough It Itthough Itthough
though of this pact of his military mlUt8rcareoc mlUt8rcareocGen career oareerGen careerGsa
Gen Ruckertls Bucker s 10c 1 h to talk ti He Ee went wentihto wentfhto wentihto
ihto the Mexican war the fifth lieutenant lieutenantof
of his regiment he came out with tbe tberank th9rank thqrank
rank of captain and brevet major The TheFirst TheFIrst TheFIxt
First Dragoons were part of Gen Zachory Zach Zachary
ary Takers Tayl ftiO55 lJ advance line Un and they tbe did didgallant didga1JDt didgallant
gallant and praiseworthy pn wortlJy work workat orkat at the bat battle battle battie ¬
tle of Buena Vista Of the fighting here hereGen hereGen hereGen
Gen Rueker will not talk It It was all in inthe b bthe hithe
the days work he says Mysbut but the dry dryasdust dryas dryasdust
asdust as ust and unromantic army register is iseloquent Iseloquent Iseloquent
eloquent enough to record that the young youngsoldier younGsoldier youngsoldier
soldier was gazetted brevet major on onFebruary onFebruary onFebruary
February 23 23 1S47 for gallant and meri meritorious merItorious men mentonious ¬
torious conduct in the battle of Buena BuenaVista BuenaVista BuenaVista
Vista VistaWhat
VistaWhat
What do you regard as the most un unpleasant unpleasant unpleasant ¬
pleasant task of your whole military militarycareer militarycar militarycareer
career car Er the general was asked askedE askedJreckon
E Jreckon reckon it was the work I had to do doJust dojust dojust
Just after the Mexican war When tho thopeace thopeace thepeace
peace was made we were sent across the thecontinent thecontinent thecontinent
continent and for a time were stationedat stationed stationedat
at Los Angeles and then came the days daysof daysof daysof
of 4 49 with the gold rush and the con consequent consequent consequent
sequent excitement xc1b ment It was a a mad time timeand timeand timeand
and a sad time but the gold fever started startedthat startedthat startedthat
that tide of immigration across the con continent continent I Itlnent
tinent that did not cease until it had haddotted b8ddottM haddotted
dotted the plains with villages vmag S which whichwere whichWere whichwere
were In the course of time to grow Into Intowonderful intowonderful intowonderful
wonderful cities Then Then6 toe t006 the trail trailover trailover trailovey
over th the mountains and through the theplains theplains theplains
plains was white with the bleaching bleaChingbonfS bleathingbones I Ibows
bows of those who fell out on the march marchIn marchIn marchIn
In the early days of the rush there was wasmuch wasmuch wasmuch
much disaster on the trail and all sorts sortsof sortsot sortsof
of horrors immigrants getting lost starv starving starvIng starrIng ¬
ing and in some cases eating each other otherin otherIn otherin
in a frantic effort to live until the gold goldfields goldfields goldfields
fields were reached reachedFrom reachedFrom reachedFrom
From San Francisco I was assigned to tothe tothe tothe
the duty of rounding up the straggling stragglingimmigrants stragglingJmmignnts stragglingimmigrants
immigrants and for that purpose was in inetructed instructed inetructed
etructed to get together a supply uppl train trainand tr traInand ln lnan4
and a force of men and go out until I Icame Icame Icame
came to the last of the stragglers on the thetrail thetrait thetrail
trail help those I met met and herd them all allin anIn allin
in safely to the Coast For this trip I Itoofc ItOOl ItOok
tOOl no soldiers only one corporal from frommy fromm frommy
my m regiment My M force wag wa made up of ofOregon ofOre ofOregon
Oregon Ore on trappers stern hardy felk fe1lows fe1lowswho felhwswho > ws wswho
who knew t e plains like an open book bookand bookand bookand
and who would rather fight than eat As Asthe Asthe Asthe
the best means of getting food to the theHtarving theing thestarving
starving ing I took with me a small herd of ofcattle ofcattle ofcattle
cattle on the hoof and these furnished furnishedIresh furnished1resh furnishedfresh
fresh meat for many man a starving family familyThat familyThat familyThat
That rush across the plains was a sad sadexhibition sadxhlbftlOft sadexhibition
exhibition of incompetency In m et uey There Th r were weretinkers weretinkers weretinkers
tinkers and tailors taHo and shopkeepers who whohad wbohad whohad
had never been outside of the pale of civi civilization c11ltaUon clvilinatlon ¬
lization before and nti they knew not the thefirst thefirSt theflrt
first thing about 8 bout how to care for them themselves thcmselves themselves ¬
selves Most o t of them had only one team teamof teamof teamof
of oxen oxen used 1 ed to draw a vehicle consist consistIns consistIng consistlag
Ins of the two front wheels of an ordinary ordinarywagon ordinaryw ordinarywagon
wagon w on which was wa a sort of box which whichcontdined whichcO whichcontLdnSd
contdined cO Ill their impedimentia impedimf > ntia The immi immigrant lromInell immigranto ¬
grant mtn women and little children
walked beside the team No the Indians Indiansdid Indiansdid IndiansdId
did not bothor both r them much when once they theyhad theybad theyhad
had got through thtough the mountains only onlyperhaps on1yperhaps onlyperhaps
perhaps once In a while some sneaking sneakingDigger sneakingDIgger sneakingDigger
Digger Indians Indians would try to run off with withthe withthe withthe
the teams The he great foe to the Immi Immigrants Immigrants Immigrants ¬
grants was the scurvy Bcun The only meat meatmost meatmost meatmost
most of them had was bacon pretty toler tolerable tolerable tolerable ¬
able rancid at that and in the grease greaseof greaseof e eof
of this they fried flapJacks fiftpj cks Most of the theetraggUrs tilestrasslrs thestragglers
stragglers I mt were afflicted with th thscurvy the thescur theseury
scurvy scur and many of them themtor for scurvy scurvymakes scurvymakes scurvymakes
makes a man lazy and Indifferent to life lifewanted lIewanted lifewanted
wanted to lie down and die dieIt dieIt dieIt
It was a hard task sometimes to get getthem getthem getthem
them on their feet and move them for forward forward forward ¬
ward and It was an ungrateful task also alsoSometimes alsoSometimes alsoSometimes
Sometimes when I would aid some starv starving st sttrvmg rv rvmg
mg family supply them with a mule or ortwo ortwo ortwo
two to help them Into the settlement I Iwould Iwould Iwould
would come back in a short time to find findthem findthem findthem
them still there Idly Idl subsisting on the therations ther therations
rations r tions I had furnished At first you youknow youknow youknow
know these immigrants had organized
GEN DANIEL H B RUCKER RUCKERThe
The Veteran Soldier hale at Mnetyflve XlnctyfiTeI
I
into large krge parties I itJ and iid in a a body had pro progressed rOgreeH progreseed ¬
gressed very ery well but the journey jou y soon soonscattered 300ftseattered soonscattered
scattered them There was one party of ofabout oCabout ofabout
about lee l men no woman at ail who kept kepttogether kepttogether kepttogether
together They T y called themselves the lves the theBoston theBosto theBoston
Boston Packing Company When I came cameacross camcacrOStl cameacross
across them they the demanded dtm Jded help fresh freshbeef freshbeef freshbeef
beef and so on but investigation soon sooushowed IIOOUsho soonshowed
showed sho ed they could get along all right rightbeyond rightbeyood rightbeyoud
beyond a few pounds of fresh beef I gave gavettoatw pvethpm gavethpm
thpm ttoatw nothing They sized up my com company company cornpany ¬
pany and the strength 5tren th of their own and andthere andtbere andthere
there was some talk of their taking what whatthey whatth whatthey
they th y wanted by byforee force But my Oregon Oregontrappers Oregontrappers Oregontrappers
trappers ranged raa ed up alongside me when whenthey whenthey whenthey
they suspected there might be a row and andas andas aMas
as they were just aching for a good fight fightthey AghttheY ght ghtthey
they were rather disappointed when the theimmigrants theItftmi theimmigrants
Itftmi immigrants ts backed b8ck down d WIt and went on ontheir onfhelr ontheir
their way wayI wayI y yI
I went back to Fort LeavenworthI LeavenworthIcant LeavenworthIcant I Icant
cant quite recall the date datecontiaued datecontiauedthe continued continuedthe
the general to serve with an expedition expeditionagainst expedItionagainst expeditionagainst
against tie Utes Ut6sebe die same people who whohave whohave whohave
have recently been causing trouble again againunder againunder againunder
under Col Fauntleroy Their scene of ofactivity ofactlitv ofactivity
activity was about the headwaters of the theArkansaw tbeA1kanaw theArkanssw
Arkansaw and through the St St Louis Louisvalley Louisvalley Louisvalley
valley I think perhaps this was as one of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the most unpleasant experiences ex erIencesln in my mymilitary mymilitary mymilitary
military career It was a midwinter ex expedition etpedltion expedition ¬
pedition and It was a deuce of a hard hardtrip hardtrip hardtrip
trip I tell you It was a pack expedi expedition expeditionthat expeditionthat ¬
tion tionthat that Is we took no wagons with us usand usand usand
and there were only two small puptents puptentsIn
In the outfit one for CoL Fauntleroy and andone andone andone
one for myself I hardly hardl used mine at all allKit allKIt allKlt
Kit Carson had been the agent for the thetftes UtetJtoa theVflo
tftes Vflo and nt h was alii with us and n when we wedid W6did wedid
did pitch the tent which was seWem seWemCarson SeHMIMCarson sokisiaCarson
Carson and I shared it It I forget the force forceof foree9t forceof
of the Ut Utes s but they were pretty num numerous numerous amaerous ¬
erous and against them we took two twocompanies twocompenies twocompanies
companies of the First Dragoons one onecompany onecompany onecompany
company of foot artillery and four com companies companies cornpanics ¬
panies of Mexican volunteers yoluntcersaltogether yoluntcersaltogethera altogether altogethera
a force of about GOO 6i men The Mexicans Mexicanswere Mexicanswere Mexicanswere
were very e handy they were a hardy set setand Mtand setand
and were professional packers Pretty Prettygood Prettygood Prettygood
good fighters too when they had some someone sotneone sceneone
one to lead them Already in those days daysthe daysthe daysthe
the Utes were well armed with rifles and andthey andi andthey
i they caused us a little trouble Not Notmuch Notmuch
imuch much for the Indian was never the sort sortof sortI sortof
of fighter to stand up and take his medi medicine medIcine medicine ¬
I cine Ambushing helpless people was wasTOor5 wasI wasrp wasmore
I more rp In his line The Utes U Utc es realized they theyhad theyI theyhad
had no chance from the start and andthe andtheIndians andthetndians the theIndians
I Indians of those days were no fools foolsthey foolstheyI foolstheycame they theycame
I came in and behaved behavedWhen behavedI behaved1Thcn
I When Wh n I got through with this task I Icamo Icamo Icame
camo back East I sailed from San an Fran Francisco Francisco Francisee ¬
cisco for Panama on o one on of the th first firststeamers firststeamers
i steamers out after the Aspinwall treaty treatyhad treatybad treatyhad
had been n signed Lieutenant afterward afterwardGen afterwardGen afterwardGas
Gen Sherman was one of my m compan companions com companIons pan ¬
lIons ions We went across the Isthmus on onponies onI onponies
ponies and In pirogues down the Chagres ChagresRiver ChagresRIver ChagresRiver
I
River and on the Atlantic side we took tookthe tookthe tookthe
the steamer City of New York for forJamaica forJamaica forJamaica
Jamaica where Sherman and an myself went wentto wentto wentto
to call on our adversary of a few years yearspreviously yearspreviously yearspreviously
previously Gen Santa Anna AnnaThe AnnaThe AnnaThe
The general gave many an unctuous unctuousreminiscent unctuousremIniscent unctuousreminiscent
reminiscent chuckle as he recalled this thistrip thistrip thistrip
trip with Sherman and laughed heartily heartilyas
as he remembered the forlorn condition conditionof
of both his and Shermans wardrobes He Hehimself lIeI Hehimself
himself was wearing an old green blanket blanketcoat blankotcoat blanketcoat
I coat and Shermans was evidently not notany notany notany
any better for as Gen Rueker says saysSherman saysSherman saysSherman
Sherman was as poor > as a crow then thenBut thenBut thenBut
But when the young men got to New NewYork NewYork NewYork
York they had a lot of pay coming to tothem tothem tothem
them and they put up at Delmonicos Delmonicoswhich Delmonlcoswhich Delmonicoswhich
which was away downtown then and as asGen asGen asclen
Gen Rueker says I bought myself myselfsome myselfsome myselfsome
some decent things from the slopshop
The young oung soldier remained In the East Eastonly Eastonly Eastwily
only a short time He was sent out to toCalifornia toCalifornia toCalifornia
California again and while there he hechanged hechanged hechanged
changed from the cavalry cavnl into the staff staffI
I never regretted anything as much aa aathis a8this asthis
this he says today I ought to have havestayed havestayed havestayed
stayed with the cavalry I lost rank by bythe b btbe bythe
the change and I lost monty but I guess guaasI
I was a little tired of knocking about aboutand aboutand aboutand
and thought I ought to be doing some something something something ¬
thing tq settle myself down downFor downFer downFor
For ton years ya rs thereafter Gen Ruoker Ruokerservad RuokeraervEtd Ruokerserved
served in the West West in New Mexico tha thausual th thusUt thusual
usual frontier frrmti r life It lif of occasional brushes brusheswith brusboswith brusheswith
with Indians and the Usual monotony of ofI
I
the plains On May 14 1861 he was offer offered ottere offered ¬
ed e 1 the rank of major major In the Sixth Cavalry Cavalrybut Cavalrybu Cavalrybt
but bu h be d dtcllned lin d this thl and went on leave to toDetroit toDetroit toDetroit
Detroit to visit his family Then Th n came camethe cnMethe camethe
the outbreak of the civil war and he hewas hewas hewas
was summoned to Washington where as ashe ashe ashe
he ruefully remarks they took away my myleave myleave myleave
leave and put ut me to work In August Augusthe Augusthe Augusthe
he was made major In the Quartermas Quartermasters Quartermasters Quartermas1era ¬
ters Department and he had his hlshands hlshandsI hands handsfuIL bandsfulL
I fulL Everything was wa In a chaotic con condition condition condiLlon ¬
dition he says Ofand andthe and the task of equip equipping clulpPIng equipping ¬
ping the enormous army necessary took tookall tookall tookall
all of our time energy and foresight foresightI
I saw none of the fighting of the civil civilwar civilwar civilwar
war he says with just a suspicion of re regret regret regret
gret In his voice but some of us had to toserve toso toserve
serve so rye in Washington and the lot fell to tonie tome tome
me In September 1S61 I wag promoted promotedto
to be colonel of volunteers In May 1S53 1S53I 1863I ISGIi
I i was promoted brigadier general of vol volunteers volunteers volunteers ¬
unteers in 1SOS I was made brevet major majorgeneral majorgeneral majorgeneral
general and In September 1866 I was wasmustered wasmustered wasmustered
mustered out In the regular servIce eervlcehowever servIceh servicehowever
however h eer I was made colonel colon l and Assist Assistant Jsstetant sslstant ¬
ant Quartermaster General in July lEGS 1SC6and lEGSand 1166and
and as such I served until February 13 1318S2 13IS5 131sSz
18S2 IS5 when I was as made brigadier general generalQuartermaster generalQuartennaster generalQuartermaster
Quartermaster General with aid When Whenthat Whenthat Whenthat
that appointment appQintm nt came I had seen over overfortyfive overfortrftve overfortyftve
fortyfive years of active service I was wasIn wasIn wasin
In my seventyfirst year and when I Iwrote Iwrote Iwrote
wrote a letter to the War Department Departmentannouncing Departmentan Departmentannouncing
announcing an nounclng in view Jew of my promotion promotionthat promotionthat promotionthat
that I had assumed the duties they theyseemed theyseemed theyseemed
seemed to tako it as an Indication that I Idesired Idesired Idesired
desired to retire I did not mean It that thatway thatway thatway
way but as they retired me I did not
protest Perhaps PerlNllMiat at seventyone it la time timeto Umeto timeto
to make way for the younger men menIt 11tsnIt menIt
It was W8 while in Chicago that Gen GenRueker GenRlICk GsaBucker
Rueker RlICk r became the fataartaiaw of Gen GenPhil GenPhil GaitPhi
Phil Sheridan He had met him first in inSt InSt InSt
St Louis where here Sheridan had been sent sentto sentto sentto
to relieve Gen Sherman on that officers officerspromotion officerspromotion officerspromotion
promotion Afterward in Chicago Chlc o he was wasattached wasattached s sattached
attached to Phil Sheridans staff and andthus andthus andthus
thus it was w that the grizzled soldier was wasthrown wasthroin wasthrown
thrown into contact with pretty eighteen elghteenyearold eighteenyearold eighteenyearold
yearold Irene Rueker just fresh from fromtbe fromthe fromthe
the convent They were married In Chi Chicago ChlraO Chicage ¬
cage in June JUn 1S7B i and it was a happy happymarriage happymarrtap happymasniae
marriage The great Chicago Chl fire caught caughtGen eaughtGetS caughtGes
Gen Rueker and his family in its dis disaster dlsuter disaster ¬
aster We lost Jo t all that we bad all my mysouvenirs mysouvenirs mysouvenirs
souvenirs and my furniture my papers papersand paporsanti papersand
and all In those days he says I was wasrather wasrather wasrather
rather particular about my shoes I Iused Iused Iused
used to have a number of pairs of them themon themon themOn
on a neat rack When Phon the fire came we wehad wehad wehad
had no time to dress properly and In my myhaste myhast myhaste
haste hast I rushed in to get et a pair of shoes shoesand shoesand shoesand
and it was Just ju t my luck hlckI I seized hold of ofthe orthe ofthe
the worst pair in Ute rack The rest of ofthem ofthem ofthem
them went ent up in smoke smokeThese smokeThese smokeThese
These are only some few of the Indl Indldents indldents mdidents
dents of fortyfive years oars of service that thatwas thatwas thatwas
was in many ways most remarkable The Thelife Thelife Thelife
life of Gen n Ruck Bucker r has been crowded crowdedwith crowdedwith crowdedwith
with adventure and Incident incident but the old oldgentleman oldgentl oldgentleman
gentleman gentl maJt who bo no longer seeks the thebubble thebubble thebubble
bubble reputation even at the cannons cannonsmouth cannonsmouth cannonsmouth
mouth does not care much to set down downautobiographical downautoblographlea1 downautobiographical
autobiographical details It will need needsome needsome needsome
some one other than th the general cneraI fitly fitlyto 11tlyto fitlyto
to record re tho deeds of those fortyfive fortyfiveyears fortynveyears fortyflveyears
years for as Smollet so truly says saysTnw sayslnM saysTrue
True c eierse rag MOHW MOrMTo sraiTo MOHWTo
To pault her proms te a storm of words wardsAnd wordsoDd wordstnd
And te th tM Tattaat actions speak aloud aloudThrough aloudTtTOugh akedThrough
Through numberless brushes with the theIndians theIndians theIndians
Indians through heavy hea fighting In the theMexican theIexlcan theMexican
Mexican war Gen Thicker passed un unscathed unscathed unscathed ¬
scathed He was never wounded More Morethan tlorethan Morethan
than that in all of the fortyfive years yearsof yearsof ears earsof
of his service he declares he was never neverIll
111 a day that his record will show that thathis thnthis thathis
his name was not even once entered on onthe onthe onthe
the sicklist Mine has been a fortunate fortunatelife fortunatelife fortunatelife
life he says as he casts his mind back backInto backInto backinto
Into the past I have had to work hard hardall hardaU hardnfl
all my life but I have enjoyed it much muchI muchMve
I have never known what it was to take takea
a trl > or an added luxury without having havingseriously havIngseriously havingseriously
seriously to count the cost of it but per perhaps perha perhaps ¬
haps ha the luxury luxur thus won w n came with an anadded nnadded anadded
added zest I have lived frugally and andPlainly andpu andpiainly
Plainly pu nly reared a family famU and now I sit sithere sitm althere
here m under my own rooftroo rooCtrootho tho house housebought homabought housabought
bought by my beloved mother motherHonesty motherHonesty motherHonesty
Honesty is the great thing In this life lifehonesty lIf lIfhonesty lifehonesty
honesty to the world and honesty to toones toones toones
ones salt 381 There is no comfort no happi happiness happiness happlness ¬
ness In the world comparable to that of ofbeing ofbeing ofbeing
being able to face tho future knowing
that you have lived so that the slate Is Isfairly ffairly Iafairly
fairly clean To be honest to do your yourwork yourwork yourwork
work fairly and with all your our might mightthat mlghtthat mightthat
that it is to live liveWhere liveVltere liveWhere
Where Plutocrats Arc re Indispensable IndispensableFrom
From the Charleston Xews ewo a and d Courier CocrierWhen CouriuThen CourierWhen
When the trusts have been demolished demolishedand dernoll3hedand demolishedand
and the fortunes of the Plutocrats cut cutdown cutdown cutdown
down to Irreducible minimums by In Inheritance Inheritance Inheritance ¬
heritance taxes and other expedients un undergoing undergoing Undergoing ¬
dergoing fermentation In the Presidents Presidentsmind Presidentsmind Presidentsmind
mind whore will the United States secure securepersons Oecurdpersons ecur ecurporsons
persons equipped eqUlp d properly to bft am ambassadors ambassadors antbassadors ¬
bassadors
A APHONY PHONY TENNYSON TENNYSONBreak TEXliYSONn1t TENNYSONThmk
Break n1t k break break breakMr bnc1tMJ breakMy
Mr pbMe cooaectkns CCiMeetioosSeo CCiMeetioosSeoARd ezonectkneSeoMed Sea SeaAnd
And I would that ay ttnguo could ntt utter utterThe utUrThe r rThe
The thoughts thou ta that arise in me meOh me meOlt meOh
Oh well for fir the tcfeptone t girl girlThat JhJTltAt girlThat
That ekes egily ly in I reftcli re or f my shoot shootOb loutOk ebotOk
Ob Ok will for the auager JUM smer r too tooThat oT taoThat
That T at his lie IS onset be feuad out outAnd outAM outtM
And the duaMhfe l breaks s go goon goonT o on onT onTo
T T the rate ef eIasisess boswess 1Ju bepes hopesBat bepesnt bepesBet
Bat nt ohl I for a chases to revenge myself myselfOn myselfOn myselfOn
On te telephone central dopes dopesBreak dopesIJnak dopesiBreale
Break IJnak break break breakAnd ItrakAnli breakAnd
And I rave r ve mist bottfesslyj bostieeslytBt t
But n the tender t grace gta 8 of a placid P1 ddmlnd 11ddm1ndwal ddmlndWftl mind mindVB1
Wftl VB1 mien ceffle back to me me t <
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Sow e cw York laD
EXILED llLED YTTUT T7ABW FORTY VESBQ YEARS YEARSIrish YEARSIrish iMllb iMllbIrish
Irish Abyssinian Ab Tssiuian Return Keturning Returning Returning
ing to the Old Sod SodDIVISIONS SodDIVISIONS SodDIVISIONS
DIVISIONS AMONG ORANGEMEN OEANGEMENSelection ORANGEMENSelection ORANGMEN8eleetlon
Selection of Unionist lender In the theHouse theIIonse theHouse
House of Commons Resented Rc ented by byUlsterlteiiKiner bytJlsterltesl byUlsteniteeeKIng
tJlsterltesl UlsterlteiiKiner < Jng Edward to Open OpenIrish OJcnIrJnh OpenIrish
Irish Exhibition In May Next Year YearIrlnh YcarIrbb YearIrish
Irish Contingent of Suffragettes SuffragettesCorrespondence suftmlettclJet 5uffrugcttesCorrsepondereu
Correspondence sf The VialiiEStoa Herald HeraMDublin HeradDubUn HeraldDublin
Dublin Nov 14 ltAn An Irish Abyssinian Abyssinianmust AbY6Ilnlnnmust Abyssifliftflmust
must strike most people as a peculiar peculiarhuman peculiarhumfln peculiarhuintn
human product Yet a personage to whom whomthis whomthis whomthis
this description de cpUon applies Is to visit Ireland IrelandIn
In a wo week k or two He has spent forty fortyyears fortyrears fortyyears
years In the land of Emperor Menellk Menellkand MeneUkand Menelikand
and thinks It nearly time he should make maketha maketho makethe
the acquaintance aCQu lntance of the land lan l of his own ownfathers ownfathers ownfathers
fathers His name is MeKclvey which whichhctrays whichhclrats whichhctraya
hctrays his hi north of Ireland origin and andhis andhis andhis
his approaching visit Is exciting excltln the thegreatly thegreatly thegreatly
greatly speculation as to which branch of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the McKelvey family this man with so sostrange sostrange sostrange
strange and romantic a career belongs belongsLeaving belonsLeavinG belongsLeaving
Leaving Ireland as a a cabin boy aboard a atrading atrading atrading
trading vessel eSHI h he drifted into Abyssinia Abyssiniaabout Abslnloabout Abyselniaabout
about th the time of the British Invasion In In1S03
1S03 1 G3 Cutting himself oft from friends and andrelations andrelation andrelations
relations h he completely comp etely lost his Celtic or orAngloSaxon 01AngloSaxon orAngloSaxon
AngloSaxon Individuality and adopted adoptedthe adoptedthe adoptedthe
the language anguag the costume and the cus customs customs customs ¬
toms of AbsslnmHE Abyssinia Abyssinialife
HE inad ad almost nbno t forgotten His mother mothertonguts motherton mothertongue
tongue ton 1JP which of course was English Englishwhen Englishwhen Englishwhen
when Sir John Harrington another Irish Irishman Irishman Irishnina
man roach reached d th tM court of Emperor Mane Menellk 1leneIlk Maneuk ¬
Ilk as British Ambassador The story of ofMcKelvey otJdelvey ofMeKelvey
McKelvey was related < to Sir John who wholistened whoHstpned wholistened
listened to It with some om decree of In Incredulity incrcdulltv incredulity ¬
credulity But after fler an Interview the thenew th thneow thenew
new Ambaa A Ambassador btulMdor ador saw that the Irish IrishAhysslnin IrishAhysslnian IrishAhyssinian
Ahysslnin might mlht b be uUliMd a as an Inter laterrret Interrr interrretr
rret rr rretr t r imperfect as his knowledge of ofEnglish ofEngU8h ofEnglish
English was H He is now coming to Ire Ireland Ireland Ireland ¬
land on a a six months lye and no nodoubt nodoubt nodoubt
doubt will 11l add Gaelic to his other Un linguistic Ungut Unguistic ¬
guistic gut sUe accomplishments before he h returns returnsto retUrMto retursuto
to the court of King Menelik MenelikThe MenefikThe ellk ellkThe
The Irish Exhibition ExhibitionIn
In May n next xt th the grant t Iri IriSh h Interna International International International ¬
tional Exhibition will b be h held kl In this city cityThe cityThe cityThe
The buildings are already assuming shape shapeand shapeand
and will w H cov cover r fiftytwo acres The com coming comin cornlag ¬ I
lag in exhibition la the result of a meeting meetingearly meetingearly 1 1early
early In Inl HW 1 attended by a large 1tII C numb num1Mj num1Mjot number numberof r rof
of Irish noblemen and an other distinguished distinguishedIrishmen distinguishedIrlsbmen i
Irishmen A guarantee fund of JlOMWJ JlOMWJwas S1IOO S1IOOwas 1 I IWa3
was secured The Earl of Pembroke has hasdonated hasdrr I
donated drr ated th the ground which after the ox exhibition oxhibltion ¬
hibition will bo turned into a a public publicrecreation publicrereation
recreation re reaUon park The contractors will willturn willturn willturn II
turn over o r the buildings buUdtn in January thiw thiwgiving tbn tbngIving thugiving
giving plenty of time for the finishing finishingtouches finishingt I ItlCte
touches touchesKing tlCteKb t iches ichesKing
King Kb Edward Ed anI is to open the exhibition exhibitionwhich exhlblUonwllch exhibitionwhich
which It is regrettable to say 1 will clash dashwith clashwith clashwItt
with the Jamestown Centennial Exhibi Exhibitor ExhlblUnr Exhibitlr ¬
tor In the United States It is still stillhoped stSllhnped stillhoped
hoped however that there will be plenty plentyof plentyof
of If American exhibitors Europe will b bthoroughly be bethoroughb bethoroughly
thoroughly represented a ad d the groat groatfcature groatfeature rt rtflture
feature win be mammoth exhibitions of ofevrry orevfO ofevry
evrry possible art and industry of Ire Ireland Ireland Ireland ¬
land
Oraiifrclum hopelessly Divided DividedFor DITItIedFor DividedFor
For the first time in its It history Orange Omnglm Onmgt OrangeIm
lm t m appears to be hopetewly divided m mIreland In InIreland inIreland
Ireland In Ulster which has always alwaysbv alwaysn alwaysbeun
bv beun n its stronghold there tb are at the mo moment mo moO1e memeat ¬
meat O1e 1t two batteries determinedly determn ly bombard bombarding bombardlIg bombardirg
ing each other The democratic element elementin
in the t be brotherhood is rebelling against againstthe aplnstthe againstthe
the landlords landl who are asking ukln for blind blindallegiance blindallegSaRee blindallegiance
allegiance The selection of Walter Long LongM Lon LongM
M P who is i an Englishman as leader of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Irish Unionist party in tbe House of ofConunows ofCmmess
Conunows 1s reseated by 8 C lie Unionist Unionistworkingmen UnionistworklngmN Unionistworkiugmea
workingmen of the north They Th feel that thattheir tha thatheir thattheir
their their loyalty in questioned Lindsay Un LindseyCrawZord LindsayCrawford sey seyCraoord
Crawford who has always been a devout devoutand devoutADd devoutand
and faithful member of the Orange body bodyin bodyIn bodyin
in Ulster Ift 1 loading the Democrats J He Heis B6Is Htis
is a man of substance and Intelligence Intelligencewhose Intdlhencew Intelligencewhoe
whose w views on the prospects of home homerule homerule 8M
rule are received by all sections 8 of Irish Irishmen Irhmen Irishmen ¬
men with 1Ut respect respectAll feBpectAll respectAlL
All good legislation he said must mustHe mustUe mustlie
He a a step nearer the goal of Keifgovern Keifgovernment MUovernment wifgovernmeat ¬
ment There Is one saving clause which whichOrangemen whichOrangc whichOrangemen
Orangemen Orangc Hn will ever Insist ln upon No se selutton solutlon I IluUon
lutton of the Irish question que tloR can gain our oursupport oursupport oursupport
support that does not tend to maintain maintainthe maintainthe maintainthe
the unity of the empire I agree with withJohn withJohn withJohn
John Redmond that selfgovernment selfgovernmentwhen selfgonrnmentWhen selfgovernmentwhen
when It doS d come will be put forward forwardby Corwardby forwardby
by England for her own sake for the thesake thesake thesake
sake of her Parliament and for the sake sakeof sakeot sakeof
of the empire as a whole Ulster labors laborsunder 1aborsunder laborsunder
under a bad disease lHasetlateda Ulsteria Orangelsm Orangelsmhas Oran Orangelamhas lsm lsmhas
has under placehunting landlord lead leaders 1tU1era leadera ¬
era developed along physical force lines linesneglecting Unesn9glectin linesneglecting
neglecting the better part Why should shouldIrish shouldIrfh shouldIrish
Irish Protestants desire their country to tobe tobe tobe
be an English garrison Judged by the thetost thetost thetest
tost of nationality Irish unionism is an analien analien analien
alien in its own land landSalTrngettcs landS landSuffragettes
Suffragettes S In Ireland IrelandWhat IrelandWhat IrelandWhat
What is understood as the suffragette suffragettecampaign sultra sultragettocampaign tte ttecampalgn
campaign is spreading in Ireland but Its Itsleaders Itsleaders itsleaders
leaders do not appear to be so Amazonian AmazonianIn
In pressing their claims as their EnglIsh BnclJshsisters EndshIsters EnglIshsistCrs
sisters They The have not Invaded Dublin DublinCastle DublinCastle DublinCastle
Castle although It is pretty prett clearly un understood understooo Undenstood ¬
derstood that bat Lady Aberdeen holds hol s ad advanced advlll1ced odvanced ¬
vanced views on womans rights Lady LadyDockrlll LadyDockrll1 LadyDockrlll
Dockrlll is the leader of tho Irish contin contingent CJntlngent contingent ¬
gent and Tim Healy He ly M P sympa sympathizes SJUpl1thlzftS syrupathizes ¬
thizes with the movement movementMr movementMr movementMr
Mr Healy says The weight of argu argument argument argomont ¬
ment Is overwhelmingly o rwhelmlngly In favor of ofwoman orwoman ofwoman
woman suffrage They already nave have the themunicipal themunicipal themunicipal
municipal and poor law franchise and andsome andsome andsome
some good has been the result The Thanumber Thenumber Thenumber
number of women who would be entitled entitledto
to the parliamentary mrJlamen ry franchise are so few fewthat fewthn fewthat
that thn t they the would scarcely influence the do doclston d dclslon docision
clston of a single constituency constituencyCork onsUtuencyCJrk constituencyCwk
Cork with Its Inherent hatred of the thoEnglish theEnglish theEnglish
English generally bobs up officially Into Intothe intotho Intothe
the news of the week Its latest verdict verdictIs
Is I that no soldiers need apply There ThereIs Thereis Therei
Is i a cooking ehool attached tUttCh d to the local localTechnical 10c localTechnical l lTechnical
Technical College It is pertly maintain maintained ¬
ed by government funds Recently the thocolonels thQ thQcolonels thecolonels
colonels of the Gordon Highlanders and andthe andthe andthe
the Durham Light Infantry wished to tosend tosend tosend
send their regimental cpoks to the school schoolto schoolto schoolto
to take a course of lessons Corks reply replyto reJlyto replyto
to their the1rappl1catton application was wa an emphatic emphaticno
no If there aro any vacancies says saysCork SAYsCork saysCork
Cork officially It Is not the Intention of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the committee to fill them with English Englishsoldiers Englishsoldiers Englishsoldiers
soldiers or any brand of man that wears wearsthe wcnrsthe wearsthe
the Kings uniform uniformBand uniformDnndUsCl1 uniformBandIsed
Band DnndUsCl1 Used to Stampede Cttlc CttlcThe C6ttICThe CttlcThe
The tale of a novel boycott comes from fromCounty fromCounty fromCounty
County Roscommon A Balllncloo B llInsloe butch butcher butcher ¬
er named Belrne took a farm from which whichthe whichthe whIchthe
the tenant t nSUlt had ben fn evicted This arous arousod irous irousOd arousod
od the Ire of the United nitGd Irish Leaguers LoasueraOn
On the day Belrnes big drove of cattle cattlewere cntllewere cattlewere
were sent to the farm to stock it tho thoIcaguors thoIcaguors theleaguers
Icaguors requisitioned every brass band bandIn bandIn bandIn
In the neighborhood and marched 200 200strong 200strong oo ootrong
strong to meet mee > t the herd When it itaihted was wassighted WdSslhted
sighted the bands struck up u irrespective irrespectiveof
of uniformity of key or tuno tun This Th s was wastoo wastoo wastoo
too much mu h for the cattle They The stampeded stampededall stunpededallover
all allover over the country There was much muchfeasting muchf muchfeasting
feasting f on fresh meat that night In many manya
a cabin cabinMany cabInMany cabinMany
Many striking Illustrations of the tricks tricksof tricksof tricksof
of Irishmen are getting publicity at the thesitting thesitting thesitting
sitting of the Commission on Agriculture Agricultureand
and Industries Rev Pat Dowllng the theother theother theother
other day da told of an Irishman who whostarted wh whstarted Whostarted
started a factory for the making of ofleather ofleather ofleather
leather for boot uppers He was JlS told ho howould hIwould howould
would lose money mne But the man know knowIng lmow1ng knowIng
Ing the Idiosyncrasies of the buyers went wentahead wentAhead wentahead
ahead and began manufacturing He did didnot didnot didnot
not mark his stuff stu as of Irish manufac manufacture manuCacture manufactune ¬
ture but instead stamped each article articlewith nrtJoJewith articlewith
with Jamals In Paris which translated translatedmoans translatedmoons translatedmoans
moans Never in Paris People fell over overeauh overea overeatib
eauh ea h Other ther to get his goods he had to toenlarge tocml toenlarge
enlarge cml his factory and Is not even now nowable now nowuble nobable
able to fill all n his orders ordersF ordersF ordergF
F X X CULLEN
SIMPLIFIED SPELLING SPELLINGEdltcr
Editor TTaahhiKton Herald HeraldA HcmJdA HeraldA
A phase of the proposed simplified simplifiedspoiling simplifiedspelling impllfidspelling
spelling reform reorin which appears to have havereceived havereceIved havereceived
received little attention from the funny funnyman funnyman funnyman ¬
man or from the friends or foes of the thereform thereform thereform
reform Impresses me as worthy of con consideration const conaldaratlon ¬
sideration st Eratlon I refer to thE reasonable clas classification eluslficaUon ciaaelficatlon ¬
sification and to the limitation of the list listof listof listof
of words proposed proposedOne propose proposedOne l lOne
One Important class consists of preterits preteritsor
or perfect partlclplos which by establish established ¬
ed or prevailing usage end In ad pro pronounced pronounced pronounced ¬
nounced with a t Bound These preterits preteritscome pretUscume pretenitscome
come principally from verbs whose bcse pri primary primary primary ¬
mary forms end with the aspirate conso consonant conaonant consonant ¬
nant sound of f k p s oh sh or th thany tho thoone thany
any one of which sounds naturally naturallycoalesces naturallycoalosces naturallycoalesces
coalesces with or Is followed by a t tsound tsound tsound
sound rather than tb n a d sound whereas whereastheir whlrKStheir whsrastheir
their corresponding subvocal sounds of v vg yg vg
g Otand hard b z J zh n and th more natu DlLtUraUy naturally naturally
rally coalesce with or are followed by the thed thed thea
d sound soundExamples soundExamples soundExamples
Examples of the class appear in the theverbs theverbs theverbs
verbs loaf lOA look stop kiss attach flush flushunearth flushuntarth flushunearth
unearth and mix whose preterits accord according aocording accordtog ¬
ing to prevailing usage are spelled loafed loafedlooked loafedlooked loafedlooked
looked stopped kissed attached flushed flushedunearthed flushedunarthed flushedunearthed
unearthed and mixed but pronounced as asIf asif asIf
If spelled loaft loatt lookt Io kt stopt kist kist attacht attachtflusht attaehtusht attehtflushi
flusht usht uneartht and rolxt In the t e sim simplified simplified Mmplifled ¬
plified spelling It is proposed In forming formingthe formingthe formingthe
the preterit of such verbs to t substitute t tfor tfo tfor
for fo ed and for ed plus th OM preceding precedingduplicated preeedlngdupUcated precedIngduplicated
duplicated consonant in words like kiss kisspass kisspass kisspass
pass e 0 ending in double consonant consonantand consonantand consonantand
and In verbs like stop coming under the thefollowing thofUowlng thefollowing
following old rule of orthography orthographyMonosyllables orthographyufonoYllables orthographyMonosyllables
Monosyllables and words of more than thanone anone thanone
one syllable accented on the last last encil ending endingin g gIn
in a single consonant after a single f ftgle short shortvowel shortvowel shortvowel
vowel double the final consonant on n tak taking takIng talclag ¬
ing a suffix suffixThe sumtThe suffixThe
The verb whip is an example ox mpka of the thelalter th4titer thelatter
titer subclass The old preterit wider widertho 1IINI 1IINItho underthe
tho rule rute whipped Is to be supplanted In Inthe intbe inthe
the simplified spelling by it whipt t taking takingthe takittgthe takingthe
the place of pad padOf dO podOf
Of O the 301 words ords enumerated In circular circularXo circularNo
Xo No 6 transmitted by the President to tothe tothe tothe
the Public Printer with his letter of Au August A AgUst Angust ¬
gust 17 ISM 1 l seventytwo or nearly one onefourth oneCourth onefourth
fourth of all are preterits or parUdplw parUdplwof
of o the class above considered Why theee theeesnventytwo thMeIenttwo theseseventytwo
snventytwo Ienttwo words were chosen for the thelist tMl thelist
list l t of 3O p3 in preference to many others othersof o oor othersof
of the same claw cia is not quite clear It Itappears Itappers Itappears
appears that the list was prepared by the thesocalled thesocalled thesocalled
socalled simplified slmplt ed spelling board who whofound whotound whofound
found by b reeearch that respectable au authors authors anthors ¬
thors long ago approved and need the aim simplified s spUlled aimpUlled ¬
pUlled spelling of the word listed Circa Circular C1rcular CircaIer ¬
lar No 2 Z dated March 21 l 1roi 0i pub published pubUsbed published ¬
lished In the pamphlet with the list lat 1t Indi Indicates 1041catflS mdieatee ¬
cates the purpose of the board to include includeonly Jnclucleonly includeonly
only the words Ortis whose proposed ed simpli simplified sfmpltOed simpllfled ¬
Oed spelling has the sanction of respecta respectable re respectabIn pecrabs ¬
bIn usage and not to include theee whose whoseatmpiifted WbOMatmptfled whosesimplified
simplified spelling lacks such sanction sanctionalthough ncUou8lthou sanctionalthough
8lthou although b they Ut belong to to t the same class classand c caM classand
and were years ago listed by the Philo Philological Ph1lolOgical Philological ¬
logical Society and recommended for forstmpuned forslmptfted forMmplffted
stmpuned spelling Whatever the t crt criterion crtt cr1toiloit ¬
terion t l10R by which the words of this clan clasewere clanwere classwere
were chosen n and limited to the seventy seventytwo Hvent HventhO seventytwo
two it seems probable that a mistake mistakewas mlatakcwas miatakswas
was made at least in the limitation for forthe fOCt forths
the t following reasons reasonsFirst reuoneFtrstWhetM reasonsFtrstWhetbtr
First FtrstWhetM Whether the listed words of this thisclass tIahcla thisclass
class cla wore ore or were not used m in the sim simplified tm tmUfttd Mmlifled ¬
plified Ufttd form by Spenser Shakespeare ShakespeareTennyson ShakNJMIeTe1UlJSOn ShakespeareTennyson
Tennyson or LoweU or by other noted notedwriter no nowriters notedwriters
writer writers is necessarily a question of the theleast thelst theleast
least practical importance to present or orfuture orfuture orfuture
future users of the words and can have havebut ha havebut e ebut
but little litti influence upon future utac usage usageAuthors UIIa UIIaAuthors usageAuthors
Authors and editors publicists and pub publishers publIsbers pubUshers ¬
Ushers are and will be be more interested interestedin
in ascertaining a the accepted forms tor of ofwords ofVoordtl ofwords
words now no prevailing or coming into nee neethan uthan usethan
than In ascertaining what sporadic use useInfrequent 11MInfrequent useinfrequent
Infrequent forma may have had in the thepast thePUt thepast
past near or distant As a rule they theywill theywilt
will 111 have haY netther time t opportunity nor norInclination DOr11CltnatloA norhcltnation
Inclination to delve re ht the records rtces ef c Uw Uwpast UtelMLst thepet
past lMLstBwa
Bvot M OM greet t tQOIIUoIIeII Amiiatfcn AmiiatfcnQoetftosei tv tvearth
Qoetftosei earth sad nilA m asd r rAMI yAid
Aid A the asaty tewes tus of tlADd ofted liiuahu liiuahuABdohtpoear
ABdohtpoear ABdohtpoearin ADd 011I PJ PJIn poeayIn
in order to sanction action the present use of a apractically apracUea1y a apractically
practically new or obsolete olNloleie form by byproving byprovt byproving
proving provt its use in the lb long lon vanished old eldSuch ektSuch oldSeek
Such research is for philologists ama amateur amateur amatour ¬
teur or professional professionalSecond prottulonalSecondrbe professionalSecondThe
Second Secondrbe The adoption of the simplified simplifiedform stmpll4 stmpll4form simplifiedform
form as to the seventytwo listed words wordswhile wordswhile 5 5while
while adhering to the standard or com common COIDmon cornmon ¬
mon spelling of other words of the same sameclass sameclass sameclass
class must naturally JI1urall have a tendency to tocomplicate tooompUcate tocomplicate
complicate rather than simplify our spell spelling spellIns spelling ¬
ing Manifestly the mass of men and andwomen andwomen andwomen
women will not memorize the Met and andhabituate andb andhabituate
b habituate bttU8te themselves to applying the re reform re reform reform ¬
form to the listed words only and not toother to toother toother
other words of the same class e If the thescheme thescbeme thescheme
scheme had been to take in the whole wholeclass whotecl8Jts wholeclass
class of words ord Instead of limiting the thereform theretorm thereform
reform to particular selected words of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the class It would have been more philo philosophical 11110sophlcal p1db p1dbsophical ¬
sophical and reasonable easier easl r or ac accomplishment accompUsbment ancomplishmeat ¬
complishment and more effective when whenaccomplished whenaecomplbtd whenaccomplished
accomplished accomplishedIn
In illustration of o the second reason rseso it itis itis
is noted that in the selected list we have havedasht haveUdasht havedasht
dasht and lasht lasht a a recommended recommendedbY
bY the tu Philological Society Soc ty but not notclsht notciaalit
clsht clsht flaaht fiasht gasht ht plaint p t emasht and andspiasht andspJnsht andsplasht
spiasht which are also A recommended by bythe bytho bythe
the Philological Society nor casht cashtquasht cashtquasbt cashtquashi
quasht masht masht and slash siASht t which belong belongto
to the same group or class of words wordsand words wordsnd wordsand
and nd should properly follow the same rule ruleof ruleor ruleof
of orthography although perhaps not notso notso notso
so recommended by the Philological So Society Societr Societi ¬
ciety In the list we also find past pastfrom putfrom peatfrom
from the verb pass but not cleat clast from fromthe fromthe fromthe
the v Yfrb rb class also contest from the theverb theverb theverb
verb confess but not progrest eet from the theverb theerb theverb
verb erb progress and btusht from the theverb theverb theverb
verb blush but not flusht flusht from the theverb theverb theverb
verb flush flu h These illustrations anong anongmany aDOn aDOnmmy anongmany
many others that might be given indi indicate Indlcate mdicate ¬
cate the difficulties that will be encoun encountered efteoun efteountered encountered ¬
tered by b those willing to adopt the aim slmpllfied stmpilfied aimpUlled
pUlled spelling To the th masses the se selections B6 B6locUon5 soloctions ¬
lections must necessarily seem arbitrary arbitraryand arbttraryand arbitraryand
and their adoption to impose an onerous oneroustask oneroustask oneroustask
task of memorizing wntoh would have
been avoided if the reform had been
based on lines of classification of words
instead of upon u n the more or less arbi arbitrary ubItmy arbitruny ¬
trary selection of particular words wordsThe wordsThe wordsThe
The foregoing comments have been bcen con
fined to one class of words in order to
limit this article to a proper length al a ¬
though both similar IaIlml1 r and different ra ramarks rtt rematke
marks might l bt Appropriately be made upon uponother uponother
other groups or classes or words in the the11st
list of three hundred hundredIt hundredIt
It may bo contended that the the Inclusion Inclusionof
of the selected words In the list should shouldnot shouldnot shouldnot
not be interpreted as excluding from
the proposed reform other Ottl words of the theSame tbestltle theSame
Same classes dances as those included inu In the
list I do not think such contention contentionsound contentionsound contentionsound
sound It Is not to be presumed that the
Public Printer er execffUve eCecttuYe departments departmentswill departmentswIll
will extend o ta1d the simplified spelling beyond
tho limits of the list furnished by the
President to the Public Printer The
forms of words adopted In the Govern Government Government Governmeat ¬
ment Printing Office have a wide w de influ influence Intluonce influence ¬
ence in forming or transforming popular popularusage popurt popuInyusage
usage t e Being In sympathy with the gen general genoral gencml ¬
oral purpose ot the reform curried out
to Its I it reasonable and legitimate extent I Iregret Irogret Iregret
regret that classification of werds rather rather
than arbitrary selection was 8 not n t made
the basis bw31 of action t
toward rd the early ao aocomplishmcnt ao aocomplishmcnt ancOmplishmcnt
complishmcnt of the reform reformN
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Houston oa Pest
IHE 11IEWORLD W ORLD OF BOOKS BOOKSBY
BY HECTOR FULLER
If a book come coinefrom mdrom from the h heart it will contrive cuive to reach ch other hearts h all art rt ODd and aethorcraft aethorcraftare lhonnf
arc of small account to that that Carlyle CarlIeHt Hriocs and Hero Worship Wo ltip
It Is not so astonishing that people who whohave whobave whohave
have absolutely not the remotest Idea of efthe ofthe ofthe
the rudiments of poetry will wil1bwl insist t on try trying tryIng trylug ¬
ing to write verse as it Is that there her are arealways arealways arealways
always to be b found publishers to send sendforth seedforth sendforth
forth these slim volumes printed in good goodclear gOodclear goodclear
clear type on a flne quality Quailty of ofpaper paper and andwith andwith andwith
with some me pretensions as ts t binding bIDdtfl Such Sucha SUCha
a book has just oome from the press of ofRichard or1Ucbard ofRichard
Richard G Badger of Boston and so far faras faras
as 5 outward seeming goes it is worthy of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the poems of Swinburne or Tennyson The Thepoet Thepoet Thepoet
poet In this cas cue is Clara Ophelia Bland BlandInstead BlandllUIte BlandInstead
Instead d of of like the other Ophelia picking pickingrosemary pickingIOIIemary pickingrosemary
rosemary thats for remembrance Miss MissOphelia MISSOpheUa lIg lIgOpbeUa
Ophelia Bland will some day wish that thatthere thatthere thatthere
there were some me herb she could pick that thatwouW thatwould thatwould
would help her to forget it She calls her herbook herbook herbook
book Songs from the Capital and for forfear forfear forfear
fear presumably presumablyed of < plagiarism all rights rightsare rightsare rIghtsare
are reserved The second poem in the thebook thebook thebook
book is called Alabama ma It does not notrefer n notrefer t trefer
refer to the State but to the the play of that thatname thatname thatname
name name which Ophelia says will Haunt me mewhere mawhere ruewhere
where eer I go The poem goes on to todescribe tode todescribe
describe de = rlM the moving Incidents of the thadrama thedrama thedrama
drama thus tirosHe tllusn thusH
He n ftlUn fakahilt fa a BMowat BMowatSwift miuset3gt
Swift to WI BM we We abs e glides glidesWhite glidesWldle giMesvbne
White to the aiMCMral l gardens gardensTh p ec1s ec1s1Ite deas deasThe
Th The peace of God abides aMocsOfi aGideOk abidesOk
Ok KM of age sad vaakaessl vaakaesslHe llMkneHIne weakaeeelU
He U ropAsei adored aid aidThengfc 1Li1l11IIuIIi aisThmi
Thengfc Thmi tery hope had left him himThat him himTW himThat
That win winOf s fa oOt fadaOf
Of course one cant quite make out what whatit wtIt whatIt
it is 1 that will never fade fade but so long 10 g a aOphelia as asOphelia
Ophelia 0 is satisfied its all right Ophelia Opheliawhen OpbeUawhen Opheftewhen
when she seeks herbs for her use does doesnot doesnot doesnot
not choose only ly the aweetscented ones onesShe onesShe onesShshssAnOdeteanOnion
She ShshssAnOdeteanOnion has An Ode to an Onion which whiekis whiekispretty is ispretty spietty
pretty strong strOng ivorse i verse She tells 1IS s here herethat 1Mrethat leonethat
that thatIf
If I whm oslo eases tmoamia tmoamiaIt
IfIt
It aIM io cam the bus htteX 1IMeOf busOf
Of < X eat CAe or die er eraJIIPIW npttte npttteUnfortunately tlk tlkVhm
Vhm aJIIPIW jut right ricIatUnloctunately rightUnfortunately
Unfortunately Miss w Bland Bleds s book falls fallsto fall6to failsto
to tell us how to apply the onion just juetright justrtght Justright
right to cat eat or dog or reptile There Thereare Tilereare Thereare
are other gems IB this book of verse verse but butit butIt butit
it would be cruel to point them oat The Thepity Thepity Thepity
pity of it is the wasted wut hopes the clean deanwhite cleanwbtt cleanwhtte
white paper spoiled There is n DO oountry oountrynewspaper oountrynewaper countrynewspaper
newspaper no matter how humble the tbehamlet thehamlet thehamlet
hamlet in which it is printed that does doesnot dCinot doesnot
not not in its soets corner print better betteraad betterand betterad
and more wholesome verse than these ef effusions eft1J effusions
fusions of Clara C1r Ophelia Bland BlandA BIaadc BIaadA
S c C CA
A book of timely interest that is to be beissued be1aned beIssued
issued within a few days is Four Ceo Centuries CeIItudes Ceotunes ¬
tunes of the Panama Canal by Willis WillisFletcher WUltsFJeteber WillisFletcher
Fletcher Johnson JObn author of A Century Centuryof
of Expansion Since the time of the tbeD theL theD
D Leeps L experiment f perlmeat Mr Joitnson has hasbeen hubf hasbeen
been a close student of the Isthmian IsthmianCanal lathm1anCanal IstlemlanCaiiai
Canal problem and has been a frequent frequentvisitor rlequeatYWkor frequentvisitor
visitor to the Isthmus He recently via visited Yhi Yhiite viaIted ¬
ited the Canal Zone Z IM again with Secretary SecretaryTaft SecretaryTaft SecretaryTaft
Taft to whom the volume is dedicated dedicatedMilitary decDcatedJ dedicatedS
S CCI CCIMWtary
Military J ttarJ authorities who watched cer certain certala carlain ¬
lain phases of Ute RussoJapanese war warexpressed warexpreN4lcl warexpressed
expressed the opinion that the Japanese JapanesesoUfer Japaaeeol Jsianeeesoldier
soldier l was imbued In the desperation desperationof
of his lighting t1 with something somethm of the thefanaticism thefaaattctm thefanaticism
fanaticism of the Soudanese when fighting fightingunder tlghtfftgWMIer fightingunder
under the Mad J Mullah Mul1h who threw them ihamsetvea thCDtMIYes themsehus
setvea on British bayonets under the con conviction COnY1ctkm convlctlon ¬
viction that death at the hands of r an aDunbeliever anunbeliever i iunbeliever
unbeliever was a sure paseprt pa o to toParadise wPmdIse
Paradise That the Japanese J Miller that thatthe ta thafthe t tth 1
the spirits of their ancestors are ever everpresent everpret everpresent
present with then and ad therefore are areworthy arewmthy I
worthy of worship is 1 watt illustrated in a arecent a1eOsst
recent t volume by Lord Resdesdak Re8 efiC1a1e The TbeOrt Theort TheGorter I
ort Ort r Mission ion to Japan in i which the theauthor ui uiauthor theauthor
author tells of gotag g to visit the grave of ofan DCuMrtyf oCan
an uMrtyf early friend friendlife friendllk
11 llk life ad abete the temple in th the aacatft Mtmii ef efthe cattM efIke
the fcwestctad d hula IaDII a eterp evp am fiOeIJt feeds to the thetorn tIaetcIIt thetcmh
tcIIt torn of the Mmofe Kid KicIo Tall TaUol and haadaoMtt haadaoMttman a aman
man of dnxolarijr WUIBUIK manner aad us usan awrctMt awrctMtt
t ew an acoomptehtd JIIiIbed Kboter he wa R a bam bami 1I6DIof leanlesdur
lesdur i of r am He was s a sat ef the tMda CbtMbte CbtMbteef Cheiisdei
da ADd ens ef th tile five or da c men ea who vn ftreQ mt the thematt theeet
matt eet ooneptoaoiti oeulones Q J IIt I ftjnre hi the lb great mohUiou reeeI ef efKM olWIwIa ofun
KM Whom wo th tH gee I km die dIeGaC yons B Bat t he ttred ttredleaf It ItJeer 5ve 5vesigh
leaf aaoch sigh te Me the saootM of his 1I1a w aDd to tehelp tohelp
help hi laying the fawadataoB for the gaetetM tMse of ofJeoan fill fillJ ofJejn
Jeoan J When I told a Ja J Japanese nen friend that I was wasgob wasto masa
gob sa to we Hides grave sras be icpttod lie w sift b bglad be begledisseejea 1 1Pel
glad gledisseejea to set TOOL Ah AIM AheIsaIbekdndhe AheIsaIbekdndhemania I said be is dead he hecanaot heeaJIIICIt
canaot Me ee stt ss H Hte spirit wffl bo there aa aasnwted a asmoed i iaT
snwted mr y Mead gninlr gras rebuking m mWeils as asS 1 I 1I 1WeDs
S SIC SICWells
WeDs Hawks a newspaper man who whodid i idlcl
dig brilliant work Mk while he was in the theharness UtehanIe8 tieharness
i ipubUclt
harness and who is now in charge of the the thiepublicity
publicity department for Charles Froh Frohmans Frohmani Frohimans
mans theatrical enterprises QAt has written writtena dttm dttmbook
a a book of o delightful short stories which whichhe whlclthe whichhe
he calls Moonshine Strategy The tales talesare 1aIesare talesare
are gathered into a handsome little littlevolume JltUevolulIK littlevolume
volume from various magazines where wherethey wherethor
they originally appeared and they are arewell antwell arewell I
well worthy of this more permanent form formSome form formSome formSome
Some of the stories are about moon moonshiners mOOQshtmtrs moonshiners ¬
shiners as the title implies others are areabout reAbout areabout
about Japan and nd in the story The TheOrange TheOranKe The TheOrange
Orange Obi one cannot help but feel It Ita Ita Ita
a pity that Mr Hawks Hawk had not studied studiedthe stooledthe studiedthe
the question Qne UolI of the tying of the obi more moreclosely moreclo snoreclosely
closely clo ely The whole pathos p p th08 of the tale talelies talelies talelies
lies in the fact that the orange obi is istied Istled istied
tied in a certain way If Mr Hawks will willask willask willask
ask some of his Japanese friends the theexact theexaoCt theexact
exact significance of the obi tied with withthe withthe withthe
the bow in front front he will probably blush Mushfor blushfor blushfor
for the error he has made There are arestories arestorlfS arestories
stories of the stage 8ta which Mr Ir Hawks Hawksknows Hawksknows Hawksknows
knows well and stories of the newspaper newspaperoffice newspaperoftke newspaperoffice
office oftke which Mr Hawks knows even bet better better better ¬
ter there are darky stories society societystories socle soclestories societystories
stories and mystery stories and alto altogether altogetnr altogether ¬
gether it is a collection of stirring well wellwritten weltwrItten wellwritten
written fiction that promises an evening eveningof
of entertainment Moonshine Strategy Strategyis
is published by I and M M Ottenheimer of ofBaltimore orBaltimore ofBaltimore
Baltimore Md d dA
S C I 9 9A CA
A literary literal event that should be fittingly fittinglyeeiabrated fittinglyMI8brnt8d fittinglyesislerated
eeiabrated in this tb s Country eountry is the bl Wtenary biosn biosntenary cen centenary
tenary of the birth of Henry Fielding Fieldingwhich Flekltnswblch Fieldingwhich
which occurs on April 22 r IN 11fi In London Londonthe Londonthe Londonthe
the event Is to be remembered by a pub public public pubhic ¬
lic dfn dinner r at which Sir Sl1 Arthur Conan ConanDoyle ConanDoJe ConanDoyle
Doyle will 111 preside and at which most of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the literary lights of Great Britain will willbe wutbe wIllbe
be present Fielding has been called with withmore withmore withmore
more or less justice the father of the tbeEnglish tboEnglish theEnglish
English novel and if that title does not notof notof notof
of right belong to Defoe the author of ofTom orTom ofTom
Tom Jones aDd Pamela certainly de deserves deHrV deserves ¬
serves HrV it itThe itThe
I S CC CCThe
The bane of any newspaper man is the thetypographical tnetypograpblcal thetypographical
typographical errors that will in spite of ofthe otthe ofthe
the utmost caution ntlon creep in There may maybe maybe maybe
be more of these errors made nowadays nowadaysowing nowadaysowing nowadaysowing
owing to the hurry in which we get out outour outour outour
our printed matter but that the making makingof makingof
of typographical errors is no new thing is isamply Isamply Isamply
amply demonstrated by Ph Sheavyn In Inthe inthe It Itthe
the last issue of The Library He Heshows Hesbows Heshows
shows how the printers butchered even evenShakespeare evenShakespMre evenShakespOMre
Shakespeare and he gives as a sample samplethe samplethe samp sampthe
the famous quotation from Hamlet as asIt Ssl a ait
It was printed in the first edition editionTe editionTe editionT
Te T b lie be v en r not to to Theres TMre the point poiatT4 poluttie
tie Die m te ate deeps iK is that all IUt I Iill IillN4 all allNe allNa
Ne N4 to hope to dreame I way IT there thee it BAM BAMPer eea eeaFen
Per 1 < hi that dreamt uae of death Ua hhea we If8It awake awakeAad aw awakeAol s sA
Aol A bon bo before an OMriaatkc Jadga JadgaFieet J1MigFroM 3n4gFrea
FroM whew whence no pMaceger one oneThe er retamd retamdThe retamdTIM
The ivdiaoDBend country at whoM aight aightThe t1M agh aghThe
The ham SOilS I aad S the aocorsed UIIIUSeIlct UIIIUSeIlctPt JaawU JaawUBtK aaOd aaOdfist
fist for f this the Jarful hope of this thisWheTd tidIIWheld thisWbofd
WheTd brew th tM seecne tad as saUcy ef e tile wield werfdSeamed W wieldSeemed Ia IaSCIJrDCd
Seamed br the right rich the rich caraectl of see tnepoora Ulepoore seeI
poora pooraHarry f fHarry
I CCC CCCHarry
Harry Thurston Pecks Twenty Years Yearsof Yearsof
of f the Republic which ran as a serial
In in m The Bookman has been issued by byDodd ItyDodd byDodd
Dodd Mead l Co of ofNew New York York m Sa 1 beek beektorai beokConn b uls ulsforni
torai It Is not nornt perap narhape a vital etmtri etmtribation COIItr1button conirlbutiOn
button to t American history but it is an anaccurate aftaecurate anaccurate
accurate and a nice gossipy go guide to tto ttopolities the tIaeiIOlftle thepoIithesl
polities 1 history hi ry of the twenty year yearwhich yrllwhich yearswhich
which began with tile passing ef f Arthur Arthurana ArUIwl Arthuriitl
ana l ta iitl the advent of Grover Cleveland For Forthe Forthe Forthe
the most mo part Prof PIO Peck does not at attempt attempt attempt ¬
tempt to tell anything new His material materialIs
Is gathered from the documents of the thetime Uaetime thOtime
time time the newspapers the magazines and andso andJIO andso
so so on but it Is all put together la a a way waythat wayt1a warthat
that t1a t makes it distinctly readaWa There Thereis
is a fair sprinkling of anecdote te 1 rulers rulersthe r81S r81Sthe ZolIaYthe
the heavier heaTS < portions of the narrative JJaUa and andonce donce andonce
once er r twice t as for or Instance JlUKaAe8 in the thedrawing Ua Uadrawlag thedrawing <
drawing of o the character ef f PreiMent PreiMentArthur nel4entArthur
Arthur Prof Peck P k allows ahIow Ida Individual Individualpreferences f fpreferenees individualpreferences
preferences to have away Pr Prof f Peck Peckftnds PeckInda Peckfinds
finds that It was necessary far these last lasttwenty Juttwenty Mattwenty
twenty years to bring the nation Into a agenuine aenulne agenuine
genuine enulne national unity and he dads that thatin thatin thatin
in the election of Roosevelt RooIeTett the ranks ranksof raaDof ranksof
of the long 1oa solid South were broken for forthe torthe forthe
the first time He think tl nt that m fa sum summing HIDmlng esmsuing ¬
ming U2 the tendencies of these thes twenty twentyyears t1NDtYof twistyyears
years of the nations nation life Ute it seems aeem plain IIaSnthat plainthat plainthat
that they exhibit a change through throu b which wIIIchthe whthe whichthe
the civilization of the th United States ha habecome her 11MHeome herbecome
become rapidly assimilated to the tiletkm civittxs civittxstkm cisiUsslion
tkm of Europe This te a mighty JDIghtyIcfg interest interesting interestiutIf ¬
ing volume tee and one o e that it wflt ill Ao all allAmericans I IADlerlQaDil iAmericans
Americans good to read readIt ree4It reedSIll
SIll SIllIt
It Is Interesting ln of course tc know kaewaeeordlng knowaesording knowaeeording
aeeording to the booksellers Mook statement statemeutJest statementjest t tjuat
Jest what are the half dozen most popular popularbeoks psparb r rbeoks
beoks b ohs In America ADMrteamotIt most popular fee the themoment tbemoment themoment
moment that te Ja for literary popularity 11t7 in inthis n nthis nthis
this day of evanescent t reputations teQ is isthing a athing athing
thing of the day only The Herald H has hasthought basthought hasthought
thought though thougll that Washington W read readers lWders reedera ¬
ers would be better pleased to be informed informedeach IDfCKWedNeb infotunedeach
each week as to what were the most pop popular p0pular popular ¬
ular books of o each particular week in inWashington illWaahbrgton inWashington
Washington Through the courtesy courtesyMr 8t 8tr ifMr
Mr r George P Bowerman librarian e 8C die tbePublic diePub thePublic
Pub Public Library we have haY arranged arraa to titInformaUOII get getth getthis
th this s Information front the Ifcrary librar which whichmore wIIIcbmore whichmore
more than Ute Congressional the Treas Treasury Tl8UtrY ¬
trY library or any other reaHy raRrrewe raRrreweaenb repre represents reproaents ¬
sents the demands of the public We WetJuIs WetJuIsshow thus thusshow theeshow
show the six Ix books most m popular in inWashington InVuhlngt hiWashingtonnot
Washingtonnot Washington nnot not the six most popular popularnovels pope4arnovels r rDOVe
novels for such te i the tendency of the theage theage theage
age to keep up with modern Action that thatthis tIIatthlB thatthis
this would probably resolve itself lets a afist abt alist
fist of the six newest novels DOve each week weekand weekand weekand
and these get g free advertising a4verdlda enough enoughInstead gIllJUlteII4 eesghInstead
Instead we give the two most caiiea caIWfor caIWforIIOTeIa celledfornovels or ornovels
novels the two most popular books that thatare tlaatare thatare
are not ActIon and the two most popular popularJuvenile popularJuvell popularjuvenile
Juvenile e books of the week Thus Th Thu this thislist tillUSt thishat
list may be considered In a measure measurecriterion a acriterion acriterion
criterion of the WashIngtonIan WalJbln < toalaD taste in inreading InreadD8 hireading
reading The list for this week shews shewsthat slaewsthat shiuwsthat
that th the most popular nonfiction for r the theweek theweek theweek
week was wa Letters of Robert Louiseuen Louis Slav Stevenson Slavcanon ¬
canon euen and Our Schools by W E Chan Chancellor CIaImcellor Chinceibor ¬
cellor the most popular Action was rhe rheCall The TheCall TheCall
Call of the Blood Bloo4 by b Robert Hlchens Hlchensand cMuand Hichiensand
and Prisoners by Mary 17 Cholmotuisiay Cholmotuisiayand Chokrw Chokrwau4t Cbolmeseisyand
and the most popular juveniles were wereLittle wweuritUe wereLittle
Little Women by Alcott and Andrew AadrewLangs AatnwIA AndrewfAngs
fAngs IA ng s The Blue Fairy Book The Thestatement Theatate Thestatement
statement aent as to the popularity of these thesebooks UNeebooU thesebooks
books Sa I based upon the daman dC of ofreaders orreader3 ofreaders
readers at the Public Library LibraryAn UbnIr7A11 I4bmnryI
I C C I IAn
An Interesting Inar hook of travel not VM VMheavy ftIIOheY no noheavy
heavy or recondite but gossipy Bgfct Pg wd wdinterspersed IdInterspersed UdInterspersed
interspersed with anecdote anecdoteadyet1ture1s of t pliIadventure ioiaiiuil ioiaiiuiladventure
adventure adyet1ture1s is te ° rhrough iileb Seanidlhaftftti SeanidlhaftfttiMoscow tftito tftitoMoecow
Moscow by William Seymour Edwards EdwardsIt
It is is published by the Robert Clarke Co Coof Coor Coof
of Cincinnati It Is a a book made up of ofletters oriette ofletters
letters iette written home by the t th author during duringa
a honeymoon trip he took from London to toScandinavia toScandinavia
Scandinavia ScaftcUna viA and into Russia s is far as asMoscow asJi08COW asMoscow
Moscow Th The trip was made some tour fouryears touryeal8 touryears
years ago before the smashing of ol1t1ls ol1t1lsby Rus Russia ¬
sia 51 by Japan J JMUI The letters of which the thebook thebook thebook
book te made were written to the au authors AUthors autiters ¬
thors father and have not been too tooclosely tooelo tooclosely
closely elo eJyedlted edited else the author might mi t have haveomitted baveomitted haveomitted
omitted that episode of C trying to pack packaway Ntekaway packaway
away as a souvenir in Denmark the lb delft delftashrreceiver tIaftIlk deUtashrecefvor
ashrreceiver Ilk J ver which wl eh was missed before ft he heand heand beand
and his wife got away and for which be behad behad behad
had to pay P roundly Mr Edward Edwa EdwaDO undoes undoesno makesno
no pretense In these letters of beta a akeen akeen akeen
keen or trained observer he has no pre preconceived 11ftconeelved proconeefved ¬
conceived theories to bolster up no axes axesto ax axto axesto
to grind He describes in m an interesting 1Dte 1Dteand InteIeiItIDgand interestingand
and informative way tbe countries countriesthrough eotI ttllestbroU countriesthrough
through b which he passed the difficulties difficultiesthe cWIIc1IIUe5the dtcnkiesthe
the mishaps and misadventures mlaadveat of travel traveland trayel trayeland traveland
and the sights that impressed him most mostIf t tIf t tIf
If he has nothing particularly new to tooffer toolfer tooffer
offer it is because be perhaps perha an aUtJMt the world worldhas wortds wieldIan
has s turned globetrotter and there is little littlenew ItttJenew ftitlenew
new left to say 1 Like Mr Edwards every everytraveler eftIYtr everytraveler
traveler tr veler is struck with the dehi ftnhnTiii of ofjDenmark ofDenmark ofDenmark
Denmark Denmark thinks of the old Vlks VTkhs s in inNorway inNorwa inNorway
Norway speaks of I lbeea been lid QJeerst QJeerstbjoerae Ojeerstbjoerne t tbjoerne
bjoerne BJoernsen when be gets to Chris Christiahla ClanUanJa Christiania
tiahla finds fault with the passport pOrttern sys system systern ¬
tern and the police re regulations tloa In Russia Russiaaad 1t1ltllSt8Dd Risend
end Dd takes tak pictures of the cathedrals and andpublic andJtlbJ ud udpublic
public JtlbJ buildings buildln in Moscow K OW aad St Pe Petersburg Petersburg Pcteraburg ¬
tersburg which having been pictured go gooften aJOotten sooften
often can hardly rd17 hope 00 to be prevented pIWeII in inR InP Ina
R new aspect But the work Mr IMwards IMwardsset I4wrdsset WUd WUdet
set out to do he has done thoroughly tba 17 and andwell andwell tadwell
well His book Is Ailed with Interesting Interestingfacts hltentldagfactJ interestingfacts
facts tersely presented his pictures are aredear areclear areclear
clear and Illustrate his text t t aM alto altogether altoget sitegether ¬
gether get her this book of fetenrely tifcwel is isdistinctly Idls Isdistinctly
dls distinctly nctly worth while whileA whUeA Vbft a aA
A work Interesting IaterMtt 1 to literary n is isthe Isthe isthe
the Personal and Literary Lettes of ofRobert oCRobert ofRobert
Robert first Earl of Lyttoa It has been beenedited Menedited beenedited
edited by b Lady Lad Betty Bellow who has a aflne aR8 afine
fine R8 literary style of her own which adds addsvalue deyalve addsvalue
value to a a narrative which te of much muchcharm muchcharm uch
charm Ad interest Int Like LW till better betterknown betterkown
known sueoesser s successor cousor the first Bar srI of ofwas Lytten Lyttenwas Lyttanwas
was fond of a jnise even a literary pose poseand OIIcand posentl
and ntl his letters are for the most part partelaborate partelabornte partelaborate
elaborate essays in a flowing ftowi style rather rathergiving ratIterOIY1ne rathergiving
giving our the impression ID1p n that their tholrwriter tbMrwriter theirwriter
writer thought perhaps they might be bepublished bepu bepubIish
published pu pubIish UIbed some day A very fair example exampleof pIe pIeof
of tho quality of the letters aDd DC f the thevolume tltavolume thevolume
volume is I the authors opinion of Los LosMteerables LeaMiserables s sMI6erables
Mteerables MI6erables in a letter to his father He Hewrites Hewri Howrites
wri writes writesI tef tefI
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gnat on am Browning onoe said to HM ef Titter
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A London book that
is attracting a adeal adeal adeal
deal of attention is called fISt St Sceafesns Sceafesnsin
in the Fifties and Jostln MeCerthy has haswritten liaswritten lasswritten
written an introduction to te ft It fat which wMchbe wJrichbe whichbe
be says that the volume voIum is a living pic picturo pietune
tune of political scenes events atat an per persons perIons pereons ¬
sons Mr McCarthy is well qualified 4I to tospeak tospeak tospeak
speak on the subject because most of the thescenes thescenes thescenes
scenes events and persona he has bs had hadpersonal 1IadperslftI leadperannal
personal knowledge knowJe4 of f The author of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the work ork is the late E M Whittoa Whit and andone andone andone
one of the interesting passages J 8GIeshow describes describeshow deacribeehow
how the Hon W E Gladstone delivered deliveredfamous detnnldft
ft famous speech h on the budget ta1ki tlki talking talkingfor g gfor gfor
for five 0 hours without a single omieeion 0IIGa or erintetBko orInUtahe ormiataka
intetBko Yet says Mr Whltten WhlttenGladstone WhittenHGift WbtttanGIdstono
HGift Gladstone tone took It all li < uietly and as asmatter a a auaatter a amatter
matter of course probably mentioning mentiOhtll to toMrs tors toMrs
Mrs rs Gladstone Gfad tone when he got ot home as asthe ItSthe asthe
the reason for his being rather tired tI that thathe tl1lrthe thathe
he had been saying a few words that thatevening thatevening thatevening
evening My Jd belief is i continues Mr MrTrhltton MrWhitton MnWhitton
Whitton that had there been no cloak cloakin ctOClkIn clo4in
in the house he would talked on for a aweek aweek aweek
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