Traveling Men to Push Bill for
Votes "on the Road."
LAYMEN OCCUPY PULPIT
Conduct Both Morning and Evening
Services at the First Bap
Special Correspondence of The Star.
ALEXANDRIA, Va? November M.
?Members of the Travelers* Protective i
Association of this city are deeply in- j
terested in the bill to be introduced in
the next general assembly of the state
known as the Cridlin Travelers' suffrage
bill, which provides that trailing sales
men may vote anywhere in Virginia, if
they cannot vote at home.
Arrangements for the introduction of
the bill w ere completed in Richmond Sat
urday night at a .ioint meeting of the
state board of directors and the directors
of Post A. Richmond. In the upper
branch of the legislature Senator H. C.
IV atherston. chairman of the state as
sociation's legislative committee, will be
come patfon of the measure, while, it is
announced, a member of the Richmond
delegation will father the bill in the
lower branch of the legislature.
A. D. Brockett of this city, chairman of
the state railroad committee, and J. Y.
Williams. state director, also of this city,
?were present at the meeting Saturday
Andrew Xelley Not Known.
According to a telegram received here
today by the police from Cleveland, Ohio,
Andrew Kelley. this city, was drowned
from the steamer McGean of Cleveland.
The telegram requests the local officials j
to secure detailed description of Kellej". j
to enable them to identify *he body, if ?
The police here do not know of any
Andrew Kelley that ever lived here, and
no such name appears in the city di
rectory* They have wired accordingly.
For the first time in recent years lay
men occupied the pulpit at the Frst Bap
tist Church at both services yesterday
owing to the absence of the pastor. Rev. 1
Dr. W. F. Watson, who is attending the
Baptist General Association in Lynch
burg. The morning services were con
ducted by S. W. Pitts and William Jorg,
who preached on "Individual Responsibil
ity." The evening services were by Mel
rin Pitts and Charles Yeager. who
preached on "The Wonders of Wonders." |
Rev. Dr. A. W. Spooner, pastor of the!
Sixth Presbyterian Church, Washington,
delivered an address at a men's mass
meeting held yesterday afternoon at the
Westminster building of the Second Pres
Rev. W. H. Griffith Thomas, professor
at Wycllffe Theological Seminary, To
ronto. Can., preached at the 11 o'clock
services at the chapel 01* the Episcopal
Exams for Postmasters.
A civil service examination will be
held in this city January 10 next for
the purpose of securing eligibles for
fourth-class postmasters In the state.
More than l.fCO fourth-class postmas- ,
ters in Virginia must stand the ex
amination.. Examinations will be held
Irom time to time in various parts
of the state In January. j,
Funeral services for John Lawler were 1
held yesterday at the residence of his
daughter, Mrs. Isaac M. Sinclair, 315
Queen street, and were conducted by
Rev. Father F. J. Lucke of St. Mary's
Catholic Church. Burial was in Bethel
, The funeral of Mrs. Laura E. Blunt
w ill take p ace at 9 o'clock tomorrow
mornint? from her late homv, 10U South
Fayette street, ard services will be held
*.t the Baptist Church at Woodlawn.
Fairfax <'oujity. at 11 o'clock.
Mrs. Annie Kliza Wood's funeral took :
niace at " o'clock yesterday afternoon !
from the home of her son-in-'aw. J. W. I
Hook. "Ji*? > South Patrick street. Services i
were conducted by Rev. Edgar Carpen- 1
ter, rector of Grace Episcopal Church.
To Protest Rate Increase.
J. T. Preoton, secretary of the chamber \
of commerce, expects to attend a hearing J
before the interstate commerce commis
sion this week to protest on behalf of
local coal dealer? on the increase of ?"?
per cent per ton in freight rates on coal
A company of state militia, if is an
nounced. will be organized next Saturday
night at Odd Fellows' Hail at Falis I
Church. It is expected that th*> new com- J
puny will start out with a membership
of about lfv>. ?
PRIVILEGE FOE SMALL BOYS.
Will Be Given Use of Y. M. C. A.
Building Saturday Afternoons.
Onee a week?Saturday afternoons from
2 until 1 o'clock?youngsters of ten and j
??lev. n year? of ag? who have heretofore j
been furbidd- i> entrance to the boy.-.'
building of the T. M. A.. G street, j
v ill h?v? the benefit of its privileges.
This do*? not ':ieai> that sueh boys vill
b<- admitted to nit rnbershlp. I>ut that j
Saturday they v 1U have the prhileges i
??: t'.e building, and during this peHod
t 'f 'V old*:* members will be asked to '
g!\i '?h\ to the kiddies.
Gymnarium v? ork and swiinurng will
be ?!?? s'J i? :? taught, and. for a brief i
p?-rj?Ki. tb?~ ?!????vibiges of the ifaute and
ti ading ??'?iti >iU b?* available for the
b?> ?< b?-'V>r> th> ; K<> out into th* eold air.
T!r:< e-ii? 1 v !*. ;n response to l'OH- [
i?ta:it during t ?? pa<t years f<?r '
feme attention to ties.- l?oys under
t?\rlve j ears of aK'.
ONE TOR EACH EMPLOYE. ^ I
Poal Office Department to Supply
Service With Individual Toweis.
To i-arm i>?to effe-ct. 11s far as the ?p
prypr :;tioi .? 11. twrtuit. Hie President s
oof pfeniber discontinuing the
u.-?< ryller hhJ other community towels !
in the executive departments and other
piri.lle buildings of ths government the i
l'o >tnia_- t - (l"in r?1 lias invited proposals j
tor furn slui g mi or more buck tvn - ,
els for uw n the postal service for the
reiuauid* r of the current tlscal year.
It is said to be the purpose to.furnish I
inllvidual tow els to every employe hi tirst
and second clasB post ofllo?-s. requiring,
it !s estimated. towels.
It is said to be .the purpose of the Post
master General also to furnish employes
of the postal service with individual
drinking cup:r and cakes of soup in the
interest of public health.
ARGENTINE BEEF FOR NAVY.
Department Also Buys Canned Corn ;
Beef at a Saving.
The Navy I>epartment stocked the 1
supply ship Culgoa, about to sail for '
the Gulf of Mexico, with Argentine
beef. at a saving of somewhat more
than a half a cent a pound below the :
lowest estimate made by American i
packers. a consignment of 285.000
pounds was bought at 11.90 cents per
pound, the lowest price for American
beef being 12.49. The Culgoa will sail
t'-om New York either today or to
The navy also has just saved $9 32K
uy buying a quantity of canned com
beef in the Australian market. This
consignment of 120.000 pounds was
bought at 15.37 cents per pound, the
lowest AmeMcan price being 23.SI cents.
COPYING TRUST LAWS
Groundwork for Legislation of'
the Coming Session Has
Groundwork for the anti-trust le^isla- j
tion of the coming session has been start- j
ed in the House committee on the ju- '
diciarv. where J. J. Speight, its clerk, is i
at work on a compilation of all state and i
federal laws dealing with the trust sub
The anti-trust investigation of the com
ing session will assume a very heavy as
pect. if all reports arc true. Several
members of the committee are inclined to
limit the hearings in such manner as to
preclude the old and well known cry of
complaint against trusts in general. In- |
stead, they would invite men who have !
made a study of trust and monopoly sub- ;
jects and who have definite views as 10 ,
remedies or necessary legislation.
Opposes '"Stale" Attack.
"Several investigations held within the
last two years have been opened to the
world at large." said a congressman to
day, "and the reiteration of the stale at
tack upon the trusts would be wearisome
and not productive of any good as far as
the work of framing constructive and
remedial legislation is concerned. The
Stanley steel trust investigation estab
lished the complaint?the thing we have
to do is to establish a remedy."
HORSE THROWS GEN. WOOD.
Chief of Staff of Army. Though In
jured. at War Department Today.
Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff i
of the army, received a rather sev?#v:
jolting by being thrown from his horse
an the Fort Myer reservation yesterday
afternoon. Despite that, however, he was
at the War Department today as usual
lien. Wood and his daughter were taking
one of their customary rides across the
parade ground and had stopped to watch
some artillerymen jumping a ditch.
Without warning Gen. Wood's mount, a
spirited animal, suddenly reared straight
up in the air, causing Gen. Wood to lose
his seat. As the general slid quickly over
the haunches of the horse he was struck
a violent blow on his jaw by either the
horse's hock or his hoof and was knocked
Private Burke of the 3d Field Artillery,
ivho saw the accident, rushed to the gen
eral's assistance. The latter .recovered
i\ls senses almost immediately, however,
and was able to remount his horse and
return to his quarters. That he suffered
nothing more serious than a severe shock
is shown by the fact that he was able to
keep an engagement for dinner at the
Chevy Chase Club last evening and to
attend to his official duties today as
HITS SHIP AMIDSHIPS.
Aviator in Biplane Drops Sand
"Bomb" on War Vessel.
SAN FRANCISCO, November 24.?As
the United States cruiser South Da
kota steamed in through Golden Gate
yesterday Silas Cliristofferson in a bi
r?lnne swept over the warship and
iropped a sand "bomb" that struck
ihe vessel squarely amidships.
This was a feature of an aviation
meet at the Panama-Pacific interna
lional exposition grounds that was not
on the program. It happened that the
cruiser entered the bay at the time
the aviators were preparing to take
part in a bomb-dropping contest at a
target in the water.
Christofferson with his "bomb" struck
the South Dakota the first time he
SHOWS CHARGES HERE HIGH.
Senator Norris Submits Information
for Phone Probe.
Senator Norris of Nebraska, author of
the resolution adopted by the Senate
calling for an investigation of the Chesa
peake and Potomac Telephone Company
by the public utilities commission, has
sent to the commission a large amount
of information regarding the operation
and charges of telephone companies In
It is shown in this Information, ac
| cording to Senator Norris, that in other
j cities about the size of Washington the
i charges are considerably lower for tele
phone service than in Washington. This '
is true of other cities in which a single j
company has a monopoly of the business,
as is the case in Washington, as well
as in those cities where there Is compe
tition between two companies.
"1>EATH TO RABBIT," SLOGAN.
Lively Demonstrations Held at
Conde-en Brie in France.
Foreigm Correspondence of The Star.
PARIS. November 12. 1013. j
Amusing and lively demonstrations i
against the rabbit pest, in which several i
thousand farmers and peasants took part. I
were held at Conde-en Brie.
The demonstrators, escorted by twenty
mounted gendarmes, marched in proces
sion through the streets, headed by a j
Juvenile standard-bearer and a brass j
band. A peasant of gigantic stature fol- i
lowed, bearing aloft a shield on which )
was nailed a dead rabbit.
Then came a troop of countrymen, who.
after shouting, "Death to the rabbits!"
Intoned a stirring melody?"The Anti- ;
Rabbit March"?the opening lines of i
which, translated into English, are as fol- I
Richard. Richard, don't d?>!ay:
Do yonr liest nn?l blaze away;
Kill all ralityta you can llnd.
Ar.d you'll sleep at night with ea*v mind.
M. Couesnon, the local deputy, having
solemnly promised to plead the cause of
the "anti-rabbitists" before the chamber,
the meeting dispersed amid cheers for the
"liberated lands" and cries of "Death to
the coney scourge."
RUSSIAN OFFICIALS AROUSED.
Czar's Present to Offending Circus (
Clown Resented by Police.
Foreign Correspondence of The Star.
ST. PETERSBURG. November 10, 1913.
Indignation has been caused in the
Russian official world by the czar's ac
tion in sending a valuable jewel as a
present to Vladimir Duroff, a clever
circus clown, who had amused the im
perial children at Yalta by his perform
ances. which included the antics of a
number of trained pigs.
Duroff has aroused the ire of police
and other officials by never missing an J
opportunity to hold them up to ridicule, I
and he has already been expelled from
more than fifty different towns.
Duroff now claims the right, on the
strength of the signal honor conferred
on him by the czar, to give "his per
fomiances in the fifty towns from which
he nas been expelled. The town authori
ties and police have thus been placed in
an awkward dilemma, having to choose
between offending the czar by discrimi
nating against a person who was the re
cipient of the imperial favor and stultify
ing themselves by sanctioning an enter
tainment which they had stopped as
throwing ridicule on themselves.
Kellerman's Condition Improves.
John Kellerman, carpenter, who was
knocked down at Pennsylvania avenue
and 15th street northwest Saturday after
noon by Miss Mazie Baines' electric auto
mobile and seriously injured, is still a
patient at Emergency Hospital. It was
stated at the institution today that he
seemed to be a little better.
Jefferson D. Billmyer has sold his
21S^-ac:re farm, near Bakersvllle, Md.,
to Benjamin Swain for $S>,000.
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The Cigarette of \
If s as standard as a gold
dollar. Always^ abso
lutely uniform in the
quality of its ripe, mel
low, high grade tobacco
and perfect workman
All attempts at imitat
ing this wonderful ciga
rette have ended in
failure. Whole coupon
in each package.
The United States was somewhat of a
laggard among: the more progressive
nations in the establishment of a par
cel post service, in spite of the fact
that without exception the system
worked well wherever it was tried out
under reasonably good auspices. Eng
land established its parcel post system
in 18S3. It makes direct contracts with
the railroads to handle parcels for
the service, much after the fashion of
the express company contracts in the
United States. Since 1904 the law has
provided that the contracts with the
railroads may be terminated by either
party upon a twelvemonth notice, but
neither side has yet seen fit to serve
The English railroads, under these
contracts, are bound to carry any par
cel tendered by the postmaster general 1
or his agents nnd they are allowed 53 '
per ceiiV of the pontage on the parcels
carried as their compensation for
carrying thern. Each "rail-borne" pack
age in listed at the end of the Jour
ney and the post office department
makes regular remittances to the I_?on
don railroad clearing house committee
of the amounts du? the railroads.
There la a flat rate in the English
parcel post system instead of a series
of zone rates, as applies In this coun
try. The one-pound rate is 6 cents, and
the eleven-pound rate, the maximum
weight allowed, is 22 cents. With the
Hat rate it has been found in England
that the parcel post cannot compete
with private enterprises, or with the
railroads themseh es in the handling
of short distance business. It therefore
happens that in England the parcel
post is burdened with all of the unre
muneratively haul package?, while it
fails to jret the remunerative short
haul business. The government has
established motor van parcel post serv
ice out of many of the bigger cities,
finding it cheaper to haul the parcels
by public highway than to pay the
railroads 55 per cent of the postage.
One of the longest of these motor van
runs is between Uondon and Birming
ham and another is between Bristol
and London, eacTi of these routes being
over a hundred miles long.
The parcel post system is regauled a3
popular in England, and yet. withal, it is
by no means as
Liked in, England. much Inade use
_ . _ _ , of as in the
But Is Less Used. United s t a tes
Whereas during the first year of the sys
tem tn our own country wc are handling
parcels at the rate of over 6(10,000.000 an
nually, in England, or. more properly
speaking, In the whole United Kingdom,
only 118,000,000 parcels were handled in
1010, twenty-seven years after its organi
zation. The English railroads carry all
but 18 per cent of the parcels handled
by the postal service.
In Germany the zone system exists sub
stantially as we have it in the United
States. The weight limit is fixed at 110
pounds. For any package up to eleven
pounds the rate is 6 cents for the first
forty-six miles and 12 cents for anv
destination outside of the forty-six-mile
zone. For packages weighing more than
eleven pounds there is an extra charge
for each additional 2.2 pounds. In the
first zone of forty-six miles this amounts
to a fraction over a cent, for the second
rone of forty-six miles it is double the
first zone rate, and for the third zone of
13? miles it is double the second zone
rate. The zones lengthen as their num
ber Increases, while the rate increases
one and a fifth cents with each addi
tional zone the parcel travels. AH pack
ages traveling more than 691 miles take
a uniform rate of 12 cents for the first
eleven pounds and 12 cents for each ad
ditional '4-2 pounds. This provision seems
a little inconsistent, since under it a per
son might send an eleven-pound pack
age for 12 cents, where it would cost 24
cents to send a twelve-pound package.
Under the German system parcels may
be registered for 5 rents extra, and those
weighing up to eleven pounds may be
sent postage collect for a fee of 2M>
c?nts. Insurance is given for the safe
delivery of packages for a fee of 12 cents
for every $71.40 of value declared. Bulky
goods shipped by parcel post take a rate
one and a half times the regular rate.
Packages are regarded as bulky when
any dimension exceeds five feet, or where
the weight is out of proportion to the
space required. There are numerous pro
visions In the German system about the
delivery of packages to addressees, such
aa the provision that packages weighing
more than eleven pounds must be i-alled
for at the receiving office by the ad
The Germans are more concerncd
about the safe and uniform dispatch
of the parcels handled in the mail
than in quick delivery, so they provide
a fee of 23 cents for sucii packages as
seek to go through on the fastest
trains and which need to be delivered
by special messengers. As the gov
ernment owns and operates the rail
roads, no agreement with them ;ia
In France the railroads look after
the parcel post business for the gov
e r n m ant.
Railroads in France They agree.
Handle the Business, ^lo'ce^j
eacii. to handle all parcel post packages
up to 6.6 pounds in weight, between
any two points in the republic. For
parcels of from 6.C pounds up to 11
pounds the rate is 13^fc cents. This re
muneration includes all transporta
tion charges. If a person sending a
packagc by parcel post wishes it de
livered directly to the sender he may
have this extra service by the pay
ment of an extra fee of 5 cents, pro
vided the addressee lives at a place
where there is a railroad station or an
agent. Where the railroads have no
direct communication between two
points they guarantee to transport the
parcels by highway. Where the post
office turns over parcels to the rail
roads for transportation to their des
tination, the railroads must pay the
government a fee of about 1 cent. Also,
where the railroad delivers a package
to the addressee through the post
office the postmaster exacts a fee of a
cent from the railroad for the service.
Another class of packages carried by
the railroads as the representatives of
the government are those weighing
from eleven to twenty-two pounds. For
delivers- at the railroad station of the
addressee the charge is about 24 cents,
for delivery at the donMclle of the ad
dressee it is about 29 cents. For every
package of this class mailed at a post
office the railroad must allow the post
office 5 cents for bringing the pack
age to the station.
In Austria there is a packet post with
a limit of eleven pounds and a freight
post with a limit of 110 pounds, although
these limits are not generally observed,
the rule being to accept anything that
may be handled with the post office fa
SOUTHWEST CORNER 15TR & H STS. N.W.
WaafcloKton. U. C.
The Management of this institution is vested
in a Board of Directors, consisting of representa
tive Washington citizens of high standing who
are in constant tbuch with business and financial
conditions throughout the country. They are
men of achievement who maintain the confidence
of the community.
No banking institution can rest on a better
EDWARD J. STELLWAGEN, President
GEORGE E. HAMILTON, 1st Vice Pres., Att'y & Trust Officer
GEORGE E. FLEMING, 2d Vice Pres. & Asst. Trust Officer
J. NOTA McGILL, 3d Vice President
EDSON B. OLDS, Treasurer
EDWARD L, HILLYER, Secretary
W. FRANK D. HERRON, Assistant Treasurer
WILLIAM L. CRANE, Assistant Secretary
JOSEPH H. CRANFORD
G. THOMAS DUNLOP
GEORGE E. FLEMING
BERNARD R. GREEN
GEORGE E. HAMILTON
WALTER S. HARBAN
FRANK C. HENRY
D. i. KAUFMAN
A. S. KENNY
JAMES B. LAMBIE
WILLIAM P. LIPSCOMB
J. NOTA McGILL
FREDERICK B. McGUIRE
GEORGE X. McLANAHAN
JAMES D. MAHER
GEORGE H. MYERS
DANIEL W. O'DONOGHUE
D. S. PORTER
FRANCIS A. RICHARDSON
HARRY L. RUST
JOHN H. SMALL, JR.
EDWARD J. STELLWAGEN
CHARLES F. WILSON
UNION TRUST CU.
SOUTHWEST CORNER 15TH I H STS. N.W.
CAPITAL AID SURPLUS ..... 12,300,000.00
cilities. The zone system in effect in
Austria is much the same as that in the
united States. The rjite for each 2.2
pounds?remembering that an Austrian
hellar is worth about a fifth of a cent
is 6 hellars for the first zone, 12 hellars
for the second, 24 hellars for the third
and so on. The first xone is the area
within forty-six miles of the sending post
office, the second zone, 230 miles; the
third, 461 miles, and the fourth. 691 miles.
There are extra fees for insurance, cum
bersome packages, return card receipts
and for two degrees of urgency.
In Belgium the parcel post service is
operated by the railroads and not by the |
post office de-!
How Other Countries partment, and J
Care for the Service r^ads" Ire!
government owned. The postal service
handles the parcel xost business in those
villages and rural districts where the
railroads do not run.
Chile has a parcel post service that
handles 8.6 pounds for 17 cents, and pack
ages up to eleven pounds for 22 cents.
In China the limit is twenty-two pounds,
and the rate varies from 15 cents for a
one-pound package to SI for a twenty
two-pound packagc. Addressees' receipts
ure furnishe'l the sender for 5 cents extra.
Special delivery mp.v be had for a fee of
10 cents. In Denmark the rate increases
according to the number of pounds, be
ginning with 6 cents for a five-pound
package and rising to 8 cents for an
There is an international parcel post
which embraces nearly all the civilized
countries of the earth. The weight limit
Is eleven pounds, except where two coun
tries agree to admit a higher weight for
parcels passing between them. The coun
try where a package originates is re
sponsible to each of the countries through
which it passes for 10 cents for the han
dling of It. Each steamship line carrying
such a package is entitled to 5 cents for
a 500-mile haul, 10 cents for a 2500-mile
haul and 20 cents for a 5,000-mile haul.
Where the package does not weigh more
than 22 pounds the charge cannot ex
ceed 20 cents, no matter what the dis
Drowned in C. & 0. Canal.
Randolph Brice, a colored resident on
Canal road, was drowned in the Chesa
peake and Ohio canal near the outlet
lock yesterday about noon. He was in a
boat with his brother and another com
panion when the boat overturned. The
other occupants managed to save them
selves. The body was recovered.
From nearly every portion of the north
ern neck 6f Virginia come complaints
about the failure of the water in the
wells. In many places the wells have
either gone dry, or the water in them is
unfit for drinking and other purposes.
FOUND IN INSANE WAED.
FIVE MEET DEATH.
William Schimelphenig Is Sent to
Hospital for Observation.
William Schimelphenig. thirty-six years
old. a former marine, found In a room on
the third floor of a building at the Gov
ernment Hospital for the Insane about
~ o'clock this morning, was arrested by
Policeman Eskridgc. charged with insani
ty and sent to Washington Asylum Hob- J
pital for observation as to his mental |
His conversation with the policeman in
dicated that he imagined he was at the
marine barracks to re-enlist in the sen
"I want to get back into the nervlc?."
he is said to have told the j>olicemaii,
"in order that I may be sent to Mexico
Schimelphenig'* presence in the building
was not known, it is stated, until a count
showed on< too many persons in the ward.
He was singled out as the extra man and
j turned over to the policeman. His rela
j tlves were notified of his arrest.
Four Soldiers and Chauffeur Killed
When Train Hits Auto.
HOUSTON, Tex.. November 24?Poup
United States soldiers and a civilian
chauffeur were killed and another ??>ldl*r
was seriously injured late yesterday,
when the automobile In ? hlch they wert
riding was struck and demolished at
Texas City Junction by a G?lv?*ton, Har
rlsburx and Henderson passenger train.
The automobillsta attempted lo cross the
track ahead of the train and the machine
was struck squarely in the center.
The dead: John IJvingston*. private.
Battery 1>, 4th Field Artillery. A. I*.
Tarklngson. private, same command:
Proctor, private, same command; Hill
private, regimental detachment, lltli 1 'av
al ry: Wiley Sloan, chauffeur. Texas Oil .
The otner man In tho cur. Henry I*.
Smith of Company I*. JHth Infantry, al
though badly hurt, probably will remove-.
All the soldiers wer* station**.! at Tek.it*
San Francisco. +
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A radical overturning of old theories in mag
azine making. A complete book-length novel
takes the place of the serial story. A $1.50 book
and a standard illustrated magazine all in one. *
No longer any 44Continued in Our Next" in
Munsey's Magazine. Everything complete in
I HAVE made this sweeping change in Munsey's Magazine,
cutting out all serial stories, for the reason that magazines
built on old lines have lost their grip on the public. The
day for the serialization of novels in monthly periodicals is
gone, and gone forever.
The public is no longer willing to wait from month to
month for fragments of a novel, the whole story dragging
through six or eight or ten months. And the novel is the
great pulling force in periodical publications. Without it,
magazine circulation as a whole, that is, normal, spontaneous
circulation, not bargain-counter circulation, would drop per
haps eighty-five per cent.
Weeklv publications, Sunday supplements of the daily
press and the dailies themselves have usurped the place of
the monthly in the presentation of serial stories.
But the monthly magazine has its place. It can do what
the dailies and weeklies cannot do. It can publish a com
plete book-length novel in a single issue, and this "puts it
all over" the serialized novel, however ideally presented.
This new move of Munsey's Magazine opens up a new
field of wider usefulness and wider popularity for magazines.
It gives them a .definite work to do and solves the problem
of furnishing new books to the public at a price well within
the reach of all.
In initiating this broad policy in magazine making,
Munsey's Magazine has given the public something new and
something big. The complete novel in Munsey's for Decem
ber (Christmas issue) is . . ? .
BLACK IS WHITE
George Barr McCutcheon
It is as good a novel as McCutcheon has ever written, and
McCutcheon stands with the very first in popularity
among the novel writers of the present time. A gauge of his
popularity is found in the fact that in book form, at $1.50 a
copy, his novels sell up into tfye hundreds of thousands.
In Munsey's Magazine " Black is White " will cost you
15c; in book form it will cost you $1.50, and in Munsey's
Magazine you will get it first?get it before it has ever
The complete novels in Munsey's Maga
zine are not mere novelettes, but full-length
book novels. Make no mistake about this.
Of course, the publication of a book-length
novel complete in one issue of a magazine
means a mammoth magazine in reading pages.
Munsey's Magazine is a mammoth maga
zine in reading pages?228 pages this month.
Magazines running along on old lines give,
on an average, say three serialized novels a
year. Munsey's Magazine will now give
twelve complete no\els. which means SI8.00
worth of books a yeat.
Quite apart from the complete McCutch
eon novel in the December Munsey, it is a
very splendid Christmas magazine, rich in
illustrations and generous in short stories,
articles, and such miscellany as goes to make
complete a standard illustrated magazine.
Get the December number of Munsey's
Magazine and see the kind of a magazine it
is. Seeing for yourself means something.
On all News-stands . . 15c a copy
By the Year from the Publishers, $1.50
Frank A. Munsey
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