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2TEW HAVEN", COXX., SATURDAY DECEMBER 10, 1904.
OF CONNECTICUT BOARD OF
Hartford the Place and the Date De
' eember 14, IS and 16 Mayor Henry
t Hartford to Deliver Address o(
' Weleoine List of Main Addresses
Bon. Chas. Phelps on "Louisiana Pur
The annual mid-winter meeting of
the Connecticut Board of Agriculture
will be held at Hartford December 14,
15 and 16, in Unity Hall. The pro
gramme is as follows:
V WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14. ,
10:30 a. m. Invocation, Rev. Rock
Well Harmon Potter; address of wel
come, His Honor Willam F. Henney,
mayor of Hartford; response by His
Excellency Abiram Chamberlain, gov
ernor of Connecticut.
11 a.- m. Address, . "The Country
Boy," by President F. S. Luther, Trini
ty college. '
1:30 p. m. Annual meeting of the
Connecticut Sheep Breeders' associa
tion. ...!.. ..... .
2 p. m. Introductory address, by F.
H. Stadtmueller, president Connecticut
Sheep Breeders' association. .'. .
2:15 p. m. Address, "Sheep," by L. B.
Harris, Lyndonville, Vt. '..
3 p. m. Address, "Money in Lambs,"
by Joseph E. Wing, Mechanicsburg,
Ohio; discussion. ,
7:30 p. m. Address, "Observations in
the. Orient," illustrater with stereopti
coni by Hon. E. J. Hill, Norwalk.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14.
10 a. m -Address, "Reserve Power in
Housekeeping," by Miss Martha . Van
Rensselaer, Cornell university, Ithaca,
11 a. m.-Address, "Diseases of the
Potato in Connecticut," by Dr. G. P.
Clinton," Connecticut Agricultural Ex
periment Station, New Haven.
2 p., m. Address, "Thoroughbreds
versus Mongrels, from the "Farmer's
Standpoint," by Maurice F.- Delano,
MHlville, N. J. '
' 7:30 p. m. Address, "The' Geology of
Connecticut as Related to Its Water
Supply," illustrated with stereopticoni
by Professor Herbert E. Gregory,. Yale
university, New Haven. ' '" "
. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16. r
10 ' a. m. Address, "The Care and
Cultivation of Tobacco in the Connect
icut Valley," by W. F. Andross, East
Hartford; discussion. : - ,
2 p. m. Address, "Agriculture in the
Public Schools," 'by Fred Mutbler,.
Connecticut Agricultural ' college,
Storrs; discussion, led by Henry T.
Burr, principal Normal school, .Willi
mantic. . : ' (
7:30 p. m. Address, "The Louisiana
Purchase Exposition," by Hon. Charles
AT THE FORD COMPANY'S.
A Hint as to the Holiday Gift Problem.
As the holidays approach, the prob
lem of gift giving becomes prominent.
The stock of the Ford company is con
ceded to be one of the finest to be
seen throughout this country. The
house could not afford to carry such
extensive lines were it not for the large
extent of the Ford company's mail or
der business all over the country, and
Which is larger this year than ever.
Evidence of ah unusually large exo
dus of fashionable socitey folks to the
Mediterranean's sunny shores this com
ing winter is furnished by the lively
booking that has been done in the of
fices of the Hamburg American Line
for: the i steamship "Deutschland's"
special trips to Italy on January 7th
and February 7th. A great number of
large suites on this crack liner has been
already engaged by persons prominent
in the social circles of New York,
Philadelphia, Boston, etc., for these
projected flying trips of the "Deutsch
land" to Naples and. Genoa. The , ex
periment -of making these special mid
winter trips to Italy was . first made
last year by the Hamburg American
Line. The immediate success of the ex
periment resulted In two special trips
for the "Deutschland" this coming
winter. Besides the trips of the
"Deutschland", the company maintains
a regular Mediterranean Service with
Its new, twin-screw vessels, the "Prinz
Adalbert" and -"Prinz Oskar".' Mid
winter travelers to Europe have learn
ed that the southern route to Italy pos
sesses all the charms of a transatlantic
voyage in the summer months, and is,
if anything, more interesting than a
trip to ports of England, France or
Germany, inasmuch as the ship, is not
out of the sight of land for so long a
time. Several days after leaving New
York the Azores are sighted,. Scarcely
have these islands disappeared when
the Portugese coast looms up on the
horizon. The steamer skirts the south
ern portion of the Spanish coast, with
towns, villages, harbors and fortifica
tions in full view, and soon passes un
der the frowning, rock of Gibraltar,
after which charming views of famous
places pass in quick ; review until
Genoa is reached.
TIME RIFE FOR OPEN GAME..
.Walter Camp in Favor of Ten Yards
In a letter to the Yale Alumni Week
ly, Walter Camp, who is' a member of
the standing committee on football
rules, suggests that the ' time is ripe
(or a rule requiring a team to .make
double the distance now required, that
is, make 'ten yards in three -trials, or
surrender the ball. This, he argues,
Will ensure the progress- -of the ball
at twice the present rate, or else a
kick, and will be in line with the de
sire frequently expressed 4y - players
wA public for a more "open" game, .
Today, matinee and evening, "A Chi
nese Honeymoon" will make its appear
ance at the Hyperion theater in this
city. In the cast which will be seen,
here in the opera are the following:
James A. fiiernan, Lillian Reed, Fred
S. Heck, Stella Beardsley. Charles
Prince, Frances Golden, Robinson New
bold, Marie Louise Gribbin, W. C.
Brockmeyer. Kitty Baldwin and others
who are well and favorably known on
the comic opera stage. The chorus and
the ensemble is large and adequate and
the opera from beginning to the end ia
most satisfactory. In point of lavish
ness "A Chinese Honeymoon" is en
titled to much praise. The two scenes,
the garden of the "Hotel Ylang Ylang"
and the "room in the Emperor's palace"
are magnificent stage productions. "A
Chinese Honeymoon" comes with all the
beauty which characterized its previous
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Stella Beardsley of New Haven as
"Miss Pineapple' in "A Chinese Honey
moon." . 11 -
Few announcements of the present
season convey more pleasurable antici
pation for our theatergoers than the ap-.
pearance . of America's youngest -and
mpst popular, comic opera star-Paula
Edwardes; who' will appear in this city
at the Hyperion theater; Wednesday
next in the- immensely ,su'ccessfui ,.and
6e'Hghtful- musical 'comedy - "Winsome
Winnie," which comes with all the en
dorsement of a long run at the famous
Casino, the home of j musical produc
tions. Miiss Edwardes also has the ad
ditional distinction of being under the
Shubert management, the sam'e that
controls the destinies of De Wolf. Hop
per, Lillian Russell, Jefferson d'Angelis,
and other famous stars, ; also the
"Chinese Honeymoon." She will appear
here surrounded by a company of fifty
people. and .the entire New York pro
duction of "Winsome Winnie," two car
loads of scenery and all the costly prop
erties and effects and the richest and
most elaborate Wardrobe seen for many
years In any musical comedy. ,,
Seats on sale Monday. .
New Haven Theater.
"Over Niagara Falls" was presented
to a large audience at the New Haven
theater last night. The scenic and elec
tric effects of the play are alone worth
the price of admission, and-the-company
presenting the play is of uniform
excellence and give a finished perform
ance.- The play will be presented again
to-day, matinee and night. . . . .
"THE BLACK MASK." '
"The Black Mask," an English melo
drama, which has enjoyed; much, popu
larity abroad since it was produced in
London six years ago and which inter
ested large audiences wherever it Was
seen in; this country, last .season, will
be the bill at the New Haven theater
on Monday, Tuesday, .Wednesday night
next week and at the matinee on Wed
nesday. F. Marriott Watson and ' Sir
Conan Doyle, the well known English
novelist, collaborated in writing the
play, and one of the most startling inci
dents developed during the dramatic
action was suggested by Doyle!s per
sonal experiences as related In his in
teresting work "Under the Red Lamp."
This particular incident furnishes, the
basis for a stage picture that is said to
be a novelty in theatrical productions
on the American stage. - -
The story unfolded is briskly told In
situations that sustain interest from the
beginning of the action and that strong
ly appeal to the emotions of spectators.
A particularly 'exciting climax, closes
the first act and is brought about by
the efforts of a banker, who has been
fatally wounded by an enemy, to. make
known the name of the murderer. 1 As
the ordinary writing materials are un
available; the victim in his dying agony
attempts to print with his own .blood
the name of his assailant on a window
blind, He expires, however, before he
completes his work, but has" written
enough to fasten the crime on an Inno
cent person, whose name is the same as
that of the real -murderer. ;
An excellent company, Including little
Leon a Powers, the precocious' child
actress, is engaged in the performance
of the play.
"THE VOLUNTEER ORGANIST."
The engagement of , "The Volunteer
Organist" at the New Haven theater,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday even
ings, next week, with Saturday matinee,
is an event which Is awaited with no
small' degree of pleasure by patrons of.
the .art. In 'presenting this" attraction
Harry Martell has surpassed himself to
an unusual degree, and it is a produc
tion on the most magnificent scale. The
song of the same title from which the
piece was adopted was a great success,
having had a most phenomenal sale,
but it is hardly in comparison to the
instant popularity that has been at
tained by the play since its first produc
tion. Seat sale opens Monday.
Poll' Theater. ;
At Poii's next week a big attraction
will JJe Eight Vassar girls and their
spectacular a.ct. The Vassar girls are
eight skilled musicians and they play
upon all manner of reed and brass in
struments, and end their act ' with a
famous May-pole dance. .
The claim is broadly made that the
electric ballet is the handsomest stage
picture over presented. The girls are all
college bred maidens and have decided
upon the vaudeville stage career for a
time as the best means of making the
money necessary to finish their educa
tion. Others coming upon the bill include
Ward and Curran, in "The Terrible
Judge;" Willis and Hassan in a hand
balancing and equilibrist act; Joe Flynn
the monologue artist; George W. Robin
son and William Cooper with "Looking
for Hannah;" Cartnell and Harris in a
song and dance special. . .
D'EImers with barrell Jumping and
The electrograph will have a series of
the motion pictures and will close the
bill. . : .
THE NON-REFILLABLB BOTTLE.
At Last This Long-Sought Necessity a
Certainty Mr. W. F. Thompson, of
, New York, the Lucky Inventor.
For years manufacturers and bottlers
of whiskies, wines, meat sauces, mine
ral waters, propriety medicines, etc.,
have been spending fortunes In a vain
endeavor to protect their business
from the evil of . substitution, that is,
from the refilling of their bottles with
goods inferior to what they originally
put in them, and when so refilled, hav
ing them offered for sale under the
original label as original, genuine
goods, and it has been hoped that some
one would at last solve the problem. ,
In a recent chat about the matter
Mr. Thompson, president of the Stam
ford Glass company, an inventor, said:
"We own the patents covering the only
practical, scientifically and commer
cially 1 perfect non-flllable bottle ever
produced, and we challenge contradic
tion' to this statement. . We could show
you scores of letters that we have re
ceived from , experienced, successful
manufacturers, . whose judgment veri
fies ''ours on the certainty of a large de
mand and tremendous profits in the
making of this bottle. Thirty-six of
the "leading distillers of the .south, and
southwest have seen our bottle and en
dorsed, it as filling every, requirement
of the trade. - ... .. ... "-
Ouf bottle Is neat in appearance, has
no objectionable features. and gives ab
solute protection against putting any
thing into it when in commercial use,
either when partially empty or when
entirely so. It isn't an invention with
a field- undeveloped. Its field was
broad and the demand for it immense
years before Its production. Manufac
turers of bottled goods all over this
broad land are now eagerly awaiting
this non-fillable bottle and are going to
supply them. ' . ,
We propose to locate our works at
Carnegie, Pa., where land is cheap, nat
ural gas is abundant and good labor
plentiful. The natural increase in the
demand for our bottles will necessarily
require the erection of other factories
to supply the trade, nd these we" will
locate geographically according to the
Messrs. Charles W. Tremper & Co.,
with offices in Malley building, will act
as fiscal agents for the above company
for this locality. . 1
THE KNEISEL QUARTETTE TO
NIGHT. The celebrated Kneisel Quartette,' of
Boston, will open the present season's
series of Yale university chamber conr
certs with a? concert this evening at
eight o'clock in; Lampson Lyceum, It
is Expected that a large audience will
greet them. The interest in this class
of music has grown year by year to
such an extent that this season it has
been found necessary to use a larger
hall than formerly.. -Lampson Hall
forms the north side of the Imposing
quadrangle on Elm street, of which
White Hall and Fayerweather Hall on
the other sides. '
Course tickets for the four concerts
(three by the Kneisel Quartette and
one .by the Adamowskl Trio), also sin
gle admission tickets, will be on sale at
the bursar's ofllce and at the door. :.:.
The following programme will be
played this evening:
1. Schumann Quartette in F Major,
. Op. 41, No. 2.
Andante quasi avriationi.
Allegro mclto vivace.
2. Bach "Chaconna" for violin alone.
Mr. Franz Kneisel.
3. Beethoven Quartette in C Major,
Op. 59, NO. 3. ' .
Andante con moto Allegro vivace. '
Andante con moto quasi -Allegretto,''
Menuettq gracioso Allegro motto.
THE CITY MISSION HOUSE.
At the City Mission House, No. 201
Orange street, the auditorium service
to-morrow evening will be in charge of
the Christian Endeavor society of the
Dwlgiht Place church, with Mr. Harry
Hitchcock as leader. The subject is,
"Why is Not Everyone in New Haven a
Christian?"' Scripture lesson, Luke 15.
Other Sunday services as usual. Eve
ry evening meetings through the week.
Additional are gymnastic classes for
women and girls on Monday and Tues
day evenings. Men's club .on Wednes
day evening. Girls' club on Thursday
evening. On Wednesday afternoon the
Mothers', meeting. Saturday afternoon
sewing classes for girls, drawing class
es for boys and the Children's Savings
bank,'" , ;
THE NEW PUBLICATIONS.
SOME OF THE LATEST BOOKS OS
.. ..TUB SEASON.
31 r. O. Hrnry's "Cabbages and Kings
Gay Wetmore Carryl'a .Far From
the maddening Girls" Jotl Cook's
"Switzerland, Plcturesaeq and D
3Sscrlptivie" C. C. Mann's "Pocket Is- '
land" Norma Lorimer's "On Etna"
Miss Chance "Little Folk of Many:
Lands" Other Books, Etc 1
A successful book, successful in that I
it has real pathos and power interwo- i
ven with delightful comedy and humor, ;
is Mr. O. Henry's "Cabbages and i
Kings," just issiued by McClure, Phil- i
lips and Company, New York. It is j
surely an entertaining book and is a I
collection of short stories with a thread I
of continuity running through them, i
making one delightful whole. It Is a j
comedy of life in a fanciful Central i
America republic, Anchuria, Mr. i
Henry writes well and as one who '
knows his subject well.- The book j
opens . with a story contained in the i
three first chapters. It is a story that 1
at once clinches the reader's attention
and interest, and interwoven in it are
entertaining sketches of life in the sea-t
port . town of Corallo. Naturally in
.treating of a Central American country
the book has a revolution or two mixed
up in connection with, the story,- and
something , political bobs up also.
The story of the Anchuria.n republic
and 'whsit goes on there is very real,
convincing and amusing. Mr. O. Hen
ry's book is one of the most readable
books of the season. For sale by the
Pease-Lewis Co. Price $1.50.
The world , lost a most promising
young novelist in the untimely death of
Guy Wetmore Carry!, and proof of this
is seen in his new book issued since
his death, "Far From the Maddening
Girls,", by McClure, Phmtps and Com
pany, New' York, which gives further
Unmistakable evidence of his rare lite
rary talent, "Far from the Maddening
Girls" is" Indeed a, pretty love story,
lightly u, built, but develops a fine air
and delicate ouch, and with a vein of
Jollity running through it that arrests
fhe; attention a,nd makes delightful
reading. ; The situation is about ths:
A ' young man appears on the scene
With many learned Ideas on the subject
and : blessings of bachelorhood. He
finds his delightful haven In one house,
which he names '.'Single Blessedness,"
built by himself In a secluded spot
"Far From the . Maddening Girls.", A
young lady, bewitchitigly clever and at
tractive and somewhat beautiful, also
enters the arena. ( She lives some dis
tance off down the road, not too far
away.. . Of course they encounter one
another ' through mere accident; A
gradual demolition of the hermit young
man's bachelor Ideals " ensues and is
most " cleverly told. For sale by the
Pease-Lewis Co. .Price $1.50.
A beautifully and elaborately Illus
trated book admirably suitable for a
holiday' gift book, and possessing like
wise permanent value, is Joel Cook's
"Switzerland, Picturesque and De
scriptive," published in very handsome
style by Henry T.' Coates and Compa
ny, Philadelphia. Mr. Cook is the author-
of the corresponding volumes on
America, England and France, which
have met with great favor.. The author
devotes ; himself largely to the, scenic
aspects of the country, which he takes
up in a systematic fashion, section by
section. His work Is divided into six
main .parts, devoted respectively to
western Switzerland, eastern Switzer
land, ! the upper Rhine, the middle
Rhine and Main; the great Rhine gorge
and the lower Rhine. A large number
of excellent full-page reproductions of
photographs of charasterlstic Swiss
scenery adorn the columns. Much that
18 'pertinent and most interesting con
cerning, the history of the places
spoken of 13 given in brief, the descrip
tion adding much to the value of the
beautiful holiday work. It Is Issued
with a detachable red cloth cover and
a red box Incloses all. Price $2.00; for
sale by all booksellers.
The Marathon mystery, by Burton E.
Stevenson, published by Henry Holt &
Co., New Yosk, is a story of intense
Interest, full of sensational situations
and adventures. It , is a capital de
tective story and fully equals Mr. Stev
enson's former success in the same line,
"The Holladay Case." The story starts
with the murder of a sailor in a costly
apartment house, and : suspicion falls j
upon a young woman-of good family,
owing .; to strong circumstantial evi
dence. A second crime is necessary be
fore the problem and ; mystery sur
rounding the first is solved. A pair of
youthful experts figure in the detection
of crime. "The plot has greaf merit In i
Its plausibility and there Is great merit
in the successful way It Is' worked out
by the author. Dramatic effect fol
lows dramatlo effect as the story is un
folded, and elements ;i ot mystery,
abound. The main scenes of the story
are laid in New York city. The thou-!
sands who read "The Holladay Case"
will ' find , "The Marathon ' Mystery''
equally interesting and exciting. : $1,215;
for sale at Judd's.
"The Holladay Case," (sixth printing,
$1.25) has been republished ii England
and Germany, ; while The Marathon
Mystery," .. which is also published in
England, was sent to press three times
"The Younger American Poets," pub
lished by Little,-Brown & Co., Boston,
is a very attractively printed, book,
very suitable for a gift book for the
holiday seasoVi. The author is Miss
Jessie B. Rlttenhouse. The writers
treated of in the volume Include Rich
ard Hovey, Bliss Carman, Louise Imo-
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T ,4 lo Vol
Si 1 I'W
geri Guineyy Edith M. Thomas, George
E. Woodberry, Frederic Lawrence
Knowles; George " E. Sahtayana, Alice
Brown, Richard Burton, Clinton Scol
lard, Charles G. B. Roberts, Gertrude
Hall, Josephine. Preston Peabody and
Mary McNeil. Feriolldsa. This volume
will prove . a helpful and intelligent
guide to the conscientious and earnest
work of the later American poets, who
are discussed with discrimination. The
author displays rare literary instinct
and poetic, feeling,. Her criticisms
evince fine judgment, coupled with sym
pathetic appreciation' and charm of
style. Price, $150 net; postpaid, $1.65.
For sale by the publishers and all book
sellers. ' -
Completed Proverbs,", by the late
Lisle de Vaux Matthewman and Clare
Victor Dwlgglns, published by Henry
T. Coates & Co., Philadelphia. This at
tractive little book of 100 pages, by two
talented collaborators, will surely find
favor with a large class of discrim
inating readers, who will enjoy the mul
titude of witticisms with which it is
stocked and fhe delicious1 drawings ac
companying them. The drawings are
much in the style 6f those-which ap1
peared in "Cranklsms" and Bevieies,"
of which the late Mr. Matthewman was
the authoj". Mr, Matthewman's gift of
pithy expression- is-in evidence and he
is cynical- without bitterness.' The il
lustrations by Mr.. Bwiggins add much
to the artistio character of this hand
some little book. $1.00; for sale by all
"Minnows and Tritons," by . B. A.
Clark, published by Dodd, Mead & Co.,
New York, is a book for young people,
that is interesting also to older people.
It is warmly commended to all in
search of a good, wholesome, entertain
ing book for the holidays. The reader
will follow with avidity and unflagging
Interest the doings and adventures of
Max, the elder brother, ' Walter and
Claude Terrell. Claude, the little chap,
Is an interesting character. Oxford and
Cambridge grounds and football games
figure in the story. For sale by Judd.
Lee and Shepard, of Boston, have in
cluded in. their, .popular "American
Boy's Series" Na new edition of Charles
Clark Munn's story, "Pocket Island,"
which has won great and well deserved
popularity. This, is truly a delightful
tale of adventure on the Maine coast, in
which . a mysterious Island,, a smug
glers' cave, a hidden treasure and a
love episode figure prominently. Rut
the moral of the story, is excellent, "and
it is interestingly' told, so that it will
be sure to ploase a large circle of read
ers. For sale by all booksellers. - -
Concerning "On Etna," by Norma
Lorlmer published by Henry Holt & Co.,
a romance of brigandage in modern Si
cily, previously referred to, the Spring
field RepujSjlcan'says:' "It is of interest
chiefly for Its -'picturesque and roman
tto background the same which has
been, used so. effectively by the Swedish
novelist Selma Lagerlof in her "Mira
cles of Anti-Christ." The heroine "On
Etna," Ceres Carresbrook, is an Eng
lish girl, whose father, a London mer
chant, owns a great business in Sicily
and an old castle at which Ceres makes
an extended stay.' The castle itself Is
strongly fortified against the Mafia, but
Ceres is kidnapped while driving in the
hills and held for ransom in an old
Saracen ' ruin, where 'she falls in. love
with her handsome abductor, the ban
dit chief, who is known from' his beau
ty and popularity as "ther Well ; Be
loved." But in the end she learns to
love the gallant English employe of her
"father who follows her in disguise, and
pluckily effects her rescue. 'An inci
dent that might have been made more
central Is the frustrated plot to have a
priest paid by the churdh hold mass in
the castle chapel a rite which it api
pears would have had the curious effect
of making the chapel the property of
the Catholic church."
The New York Times says: "The
story Is clever and entertaining and the
Donna Ceres is often very charming."
Price $1.50; for sale by Judd. .''
"Little Folks of Many Lands," by
Lulu Maude Chance, teacher in the first
grade public school, Riverside, . Cal.
Cloth, 112 pages; Illustrated. List price
forty-five cents; published by -Ginn and
Company, Boston; for sale by all book
sellers. "Little Folks of Many Lands' is,
within the limits of Its subject the
highest type of supplementary reader.
It is probable, in fact, that no -other
geographical reader since the Jane An
drews books has made so favorable an
Impression upon teachers, 'critics and
readers who have examined he boo?..
As a 'foundation for the child's first
study of geography this attractive vol
ume; is unequaled. It is well-adapted
to the needs of children of second,
grades and even of advanced first
grades; but the subject-matter is such
that much older children may read it
with interest fand profit, I.
'In particular, the author has aimed
through her book to make the child fa
miliar with the customs, manners and
surroundings of the children of .several
race types. In an imaginary journey
around the world the pupil visits many
foreign children, the Eskimos, the In
dians, the Dutch, the Africans, the Ara
bians, the Filipinos' and the Japanese.
He sees the little strangers at their
games and snorts, and learns of their
hearthstone stories and folklore tales.
The illustrations alone are sufficient
to place this little work among the few
highly successful supplementary read
ers for young children. s
The popular priced publications of
Will Rossiter's publishing house, Chi
cago, are in lively demand all oyer the
country. Among the latest are: "Hi
ram Birdseed at the St. Louis Fair;"
"'Side Tracked;" "Temptations of the
Stage;" "Behind the Scenes;" "Stage
Favorites," , in six numbers, by Will
Rosslter; "A Thousand Conundrums;"
"Five Hundred Toasts;" "Green Room
Gossip;" "Love Affairs of Prominent
Actors. The illustrations of "Stage Fa
vorites" are gorgeous, and: the new
book - "Hiram Birdseed ' at St. V Louis
Fair" is a very amusing skit that is en
tertaining thousands of ;, ., readers.
Charles H Day, the Well Wnown writer
and noted former circus press 4gent,
represents Mr. Rossiter's interests in
New Haven, and all of the Rosslter
publications are for sale at McGil
vray's. . -
The sixteenth annual illustrated book
number of the Outlook is largely devo
ted to a careful review of the books of
the season that have real and perma
nent value. The' Outlook was the first
of the weekly papers to make a yearly
feature of this subject, and every holi-;
day season it finds some inew and at
tractive way of presenting its survey of
the literary and publishing world.
This year some twenty new and inter
esting portraits of authors now promi
nently before the reading publio accom
pany special articles on Action, biogra
phy, essays, poetry and art and holiday,
books. In a lively paper the "Specta
tor" discusses some phases of publish
ers' methods, and the changes in pub
lic taste. The general topic of chil
dren's reading is treated in three ways:
Editorially, in an article by Miss Eliz
abeth McCracken, based on the replies
ta circular questions sent out to hun
dreds of parents; and finally in three
brief articles on "Favorite Books of My
Childhood," by Henry Van Dyke, Alice
Hegan Rice and Thomas Wentworth
Higglnsoh. Personal articles1 on Mark
Twain, by Richard Watson Gilder, and
on "Maxfield Parrish and His Work,"
by W, D. Moffat, are illustrated, the
first by an interesting new portrait, the
second by beautiful examples of Mr.
Farrish'S' art.-5 "Four Representative
Literary Critics" include critical arti
cles on Edward . Dowden, George
Brandes, W. C. Brownell and . Ferdi
nand ; Brunetiere, written ' respectively
by H. W. Boynton, Paul Harboe, H. .
W. Mabie and Th. Benzon (Madame
Blanc.) . This is only a partial list of
the, contents of an unusually large and
attractive number, which contains in
addition to the matter specially relat
ing to books and bookmen, stories, po
ems, illustrated Christmas articles and
the usual careful survey of the history
of the week. Copies at the Pease-Lewis
The Theater Magazine for Christmas
is twice the ordinary size and contains
two supplements In color in addition to
the usual colored cover. : A most in
teresting article by Hetnrich Conried
tells of "The Pains and Possibilities of
Grand Opera." A. H. Hummel, the fa
mous theatrical lawyer, gives . some
amusing reminiscences of his experi
ences with "Players In the : Law
Courts," and Josef Hofmann, the pian
ist, contributes a noteworthy article.
Clara Morris discusses emotion on the
stage; Is It real or merely simulated?
Elsie de Wolfe, the actress, gives an
interesting description, with pictures,
of her wonderful collection of historio
shoes those of Queen Marie Antoi
nette, 'as well as those of Madame 6u
Barry and Clara Bloodgood writes
well on the subject "The Stage as a Ca
reer for Young Women." The illustra
tions are over one hundred In number.
"I was out with my automobile eight
hours yesterday." "You mean to say
you were In the machine that long?"
"No. I was in it an hour andtunder it
seven hours fixing the breaks." Chi
cago Daily News, ,
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