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___ "BARBARA S MARRIAGES." By Maude Radford Warren. Harper Brothers, publishers. New York. In her new novel, “Barbara’s Mar riages," Maude Radford WTarren has traced with clear-sighted sympathy the •xperienoes with love and the develop ment in character of a singularly inno cent and interesting woman. Barbara Langworthy, a sensitive, joy-loving southern girl, is married at a very early age to a man much her elder. Her par ents are dead, and her brother, with whom she lives, has married a woman older than he, whose money alone has enabled him to keep possession of the old family home. Anita Langworthy, narrow and embittered, feeling hope - lessly that her husband’s heart has never been truly hers, and miserably jealous of his affection for Barbara, makes the girl's life intolerable. Bar bara marries as a means of escape— without In the least knowing the mean ing of love or marriage. Her chivalrous bridegroom, seeing her evident shrink ing. allows her to bring her brother with her on the wedding trip. Then on the day after the marriage there is an automobile accident in which both Bar bara’s husband and her brother are killed. Anita, transformed by the shook into a peevish Invalid, holds Barbama responsible for the accident—as it seems to the grief-tricken young widow that •he really is—and as reparation claims her service as nurse and companion. From the slavery of her life with Anita, Barbara Is at length rescued through the intervention of two men— Stephen Thornton, a hard working young lawyer of good family, and John Hare, now a highly successful physician in California, but formerly looked down upon in his birthplace because of his 'poor white" origin—a fact that has profoundly influenced his character. At Hare's suggestion and through his plan ning Barbara spends a delightful sum mer in a camp at Lake Taho in the Sierras, wlifere Hare makes vigorous love to her and wins her heart. But Bar bara. in her ignorance of men, does not realize how fundamental Is the lack in Hare which he frankly confesses—his inability to love with complete devotion. Deceived by the man’s ardor, his seem ing kindliness, his magnetically mascu line personality, she allows herself to be drawn into a kind of experimental love affair. The story distinguishes with delicacy and womanly insight the ele ments that enter into the love of man and woman. Friendship, affection, ardor, chivalry—all these are clearly mirrored in Barbara s soul. At last, matured but not embittered by disillusionment, she finds true love in the arms of her na tural mate, Thornton. The emotions of the story are as distinctive as are the vividly suggested and atmospheric scense in which its events occur. In each of the experiences related there is ar Individuality of thought and fe«Ung that awakens warm personal interest. "THE WHITE ALLEY." By Carolyn Wells. Illustrated by Gayle Hoskins. J. B. Llppincott company. j publishers. Philadelphia. The hero of this story. Fleming Ston< . I the ingenious American detective, has become one of the best known characters 1 of modern fiction. The important review ers, as he appeared in other books ac claimed him thus—the Boston Transcript: "As an incomparable solver of crimlml enigmas. Stone is in a class by himself and not even Sherlock Hoimes can excel him in the art of rapid deduction from apparently inconsequential trifles." Phil adelphia Public Ledger: "The marvelous detective powers of Fleming Stone." San Francisco Bulletin: "Another Fleming Stone detective story in which this adroit '".rain demonstrates his ability to Unravel a murder mystery with almost superuuman insight and shrewdness." And in the same tone are many others. He has m er appeared to better ndvan- , tage than in "The White Alley," a tale of a weird murder in an old country place; in the heights above New York. The . host, the fiance of the delicious heroin:*, is found dead in the cellar. The criminal, upon well founded circumstantial evi dence ,is of the guests at the house party I and the Anger of suspicion veers ritfully until it rests upon the guilty individual There are three points upon which the merits of a good detective tale rest. The j background must be realistic and appro priate. the characters must be human and 1 sympathetic, the mystery must be of such i a kind that the reader will be glued to his chair in the baffling struggle to solve ! the exciting entanglement. “The White Alley” has each of these features to a superlative degree. "The Birches.” the country place of Justin Arnold, is porten tous with suppressed mystery and hidden skeletons. It is indeed a ghostland! The characters through the fun and tragedy (they should always be mixed to make a good yarn) are appealing, interesting, and to Dorothy we must add the adjective lovable. She is a beauty—vivardcAis. flirta tious. and altogether adorable. J’he ^reader hates to think her guilty of the crime, although the evidence points strongly in her direction. Who did it? You will never know' until you reach the end and therein lies the third merit of the tale. You are In a labyrinth of doubt, hesitancy, and fear until the last incident Is reached. Carolyn Wells deserves her high repu tation as a story teller. This is a great yarn in every sense of the word, nnd it will develop an even larger circle of friends for the great detective. He has always had a large acquaintance, but never before has he had such a bewilder ing knot to untangle as he had in this dire murder, and never have his deductions been more welcome to the reader. The swrord of Damocles had been hanging over the head of the lovely Dorothy. Do you wonder we squirmed? “■WHEN BLOOD IS THEIR ARGU MENT.” By Ford Madox Hueffer. George H. Doran Co.. Publishers. New York. Mr. Hueffer, equally distinguished as novelist, journalist, traveler, and essayist, equally at home in England, Germany, and America, gives a powerful and deep probing account of what German Ideals really are today in “When Blood Is Their Argument,” a book sensational yet true. "I hope Mr. HuefPer's hook will be read in the United States, for Kultur has yet to be understood by the greatest re public. After reading it one sees that this war will fix once and for all the fate of mankind. I hope it will be digested by the workers of every country, by busi ness men, by artists, by the learned pro fessions. for they all have yet to lay hold of the true meaning of kultur,” says Mr. Jamea Douglass in London Star. A clever, penetrating. caustic style drives home every point. A book of genuine importance and wide significance. Nobody knows Prussia better than Mr. Hueffer. and his indictment of German civilization is the most effective that has yet appeared. ‘‘THE WORLD IN THE CRUCIBLE.” (AN ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN AND CONDUCT OF THE GREAT WAR.) By Sir Gilbert Parker. Dodd, Mead & Co., Publishers, New' York. While most English authors have rushed violently into print on the subject of the war and have expressed their opinions at white heat, Sir Gilbert Parker has taken due time to write a book which will be more than nn ephemeral expression of opinion. It states in a compact but com j plete manner the many causes of the war. Besides the political interests involved. I which are set forth fully and definitely, so that those who run may read, a special study is made of the development of Ger many's war policy and aims during the last 40 years, and particularly since the present Kaiser came to the throne. It is written in Sir Gilbert Parker's usual bril liant and fluent style. “THE MAN WHO ROCKED THE EARTH.” By Arthur Train and Robert Williams Word. Frontispiece. Doubleday, Page & Co., publishers, Garden City. New York. Suppose some uneventful morning as you drank your breakfast coffee and opened the paper for a hasty glance at the headlines your eyes were stopped by this: “Amazing Experience of Government Wireless Operator. Receives Message from Unknown Source by a Wave New to Sci ence. Official Washington in the Great est Excitement.” “Bunk!” you would say. “Somebody hoaxing the seat of wisdom.” But suppose the fact was attested by reliable scientists everywhere. Suppose the uncanny messages were signed “Pax, that be, or it. demanded a cessation of the world-war under pain of complete annihilation for the warring people, and that in proof of his power to do what he threatened. “Pax' should cause an earthquake at a specified hour? but one of the exciting events Barrated In Arthur Train's remarks ui ta.*. i.oL ii Williams Word’s. They envelope their reader with an atmosphere of belief that makes “Pax,' his interven tion in the war, and the long train of events involving the United States, Ger many, and the other powers at war very real and convincing. “DIANTHA." By Juliet Wllbor Tomkins. The Century company, publishers. New York. Here is the light, bright, sparkling story of a modern Cinderella, told by Juliet Wllbor Tompktns in her charming story, “Dlantha." Diantha, a rebel at heart, plans ways and means of giving her beautiful and blase twin, Sylvia, the costly frocks she wants. Dlantha has charm and humor and character but she is “plain," and the admiration and good times, which are Sylvia's dally fare, pass her by. How, by a happy miracle, Diantha becomes as beautiful as she is good; and what happens when Cinder ella’s prince in the person of Mark Wen dell, a fine young explorer, wins the hearts of both girls, make the story. Suppose your wildest, most secret and utterly Impossible dream wen* to come true—how would It feel? Would It be like the dream? Read Dlantha and see what did happen when the dearest wish of one’s heart Is granted. "THE WORLD STORM AND BEYOND By Edwin Davis Schoomnaker. The Century company, publishers, New York. Has the role of Caesar fallen to the Kaiser or the Cxar? What is ahead of Russia, now that she has found her way to the open sea? What lessons in democracy has a dominant Slavic race in store for us? Has the church collapsed? Has the war, instead of defeating socialism, proved its validity? How will the slaughter of men affect the problems of women and marriage? These are some of the questions an swered in this remarkable interpreta tion of the war in its historical per spective and in its bearing on the chief relations of society, by Edwin Davis Schoonmaker, in his "The World Storm and Beyond." “THE DOUBLE TRAITOR." By E. Phillips Oppenhelm. Frontispiece by Clarence F. Underwood. Little. Brown & Co., publishers, Boston, lyir. Oppenhelm has written in the past many stories involving the attitude of Germany towards England, but never before has he so realistically exposed the ramifications of the German spy system. His hero is Francis Norgate, detached from the British embassy at Berlin bi cause he insurred the displeasure of the Kaiser. Returning to England, Nor gate falls in with a clever German named Sellngman, who proves to be the i head of the English branch of the Ger nian secret service. By accident Nor -.ite obtains possesion of Selingman's list of German spies operating in Eng land. Beaching London, Norgate hastens to warn the members ot the cabinet of the dangers which threaten their coun try. hut he is given scant attention, and iliii’ly. in his despair of shaking the government leaders from their sense of1 curlty, Norgate is persuaded to enL-r :he employ of Selingman. Tt is at this point that a friend. Baroness von Haase, who has been the confidential carrier of messages between Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria and the German Em peror. reaches England and learns that Norgate has apparently become a Get man spy. respite her activities in Vien na and Berlin the baroness is an En - glishwoman at heart and because she returns Norgate’s affection she is great ly disturbed at his apparent treachery. Mow faithful Norgate was to his new employer, how he and the baroness were drawn more closely together in their dangerous secret service work and the futile efforts made to warn ngland of the German peril are spt forth in an arresting manner in this timely, interest-compelling narrative OTHER BOOKS RECEIVED. (REVIEWS LATER.) “THE PRIMROSE RING.- By R„th Powver. Illustrated. Harper Brothers. publishers. New York. THE PASSING OF VIRGINIA/* By Daisy Rhodes Campbell. Illustrated by John Goss. The Page company pub lishers. Boston. , Had Pellagra; Is Now Cured Hillsboro, Ala.—.T. W. Turner, of this place, says; “I ought to have written you two weeks ago, but failed to do so. I got well and then forgot to write you. I can get about like a 10-year old boy. you ought to see me run around and tend to my f irm. I can go all day Just like I used to. I am so thankful to know there is such a good remedy to cure people of pellagra.” There is no longer any doubt that pel lagra can be cured. 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Two Brief Musical Comedies, Spar ring Match and Oriental Dancers Among Feature Numbers An extra heavy hill will he presented this week at the Grand theatre, on the Southside, two brief musical comedies adapted to burlesque, an oriental dancer, a sparring match, song numbers by Ed na Flynn, Lillian McDonald of Chicago, dancing by the Hazlettes. comedy spe cialties by Sid Cox, just from the big time house in Cincinnati, and a feature by Eldna Flynn, being the star num bers. The double bill presented will include In Bohemia." with a classv ennrus nen- ! ly costumed, snappy and full of ginger: and "The French Doll." which has never been seen here before, but which will surely be enjoyed. In "The French Doll" some novel cos tuming and one or two thrilling scenic effects are promised. Sid Cox's "Tiger Lily Girls." a company of 22 which ar rives from Cincinnati tomorrow-, having played to large houses wherever "The French Doll" was the vehicle in which they appeared. A8 the "Tiger IJlies" company, with a chorus actually pretty both in face and figure, is different from the usual travel ing burlesque attractions in that real art Is shown in their presentations, there is little doubt but what this week will be the record week for the Grand's summer season. "In Bohemia" will he first given, with j much snappy music, new costuming and scenic effects, and will be followed by the Introduction of princess Inez, the artistic oriental dancer, whose appear ance alone will be a show in itself Miss Lillian McDonald, who appears in Birmingham for the first time, comes di rect from a successful season in tne close circuit of smaller houses in Chicago and vicinity. Many laudatory notices from the largest papers In the western me tropolis preceding her. Her dashing style is thoroughly enjoyable A1 Bush, whose popularity seems to grow with each visit to this city, will add comedy at its best to the show; while “The Haslettes," Gladys Goldman and Mae Buttle, the two latter old favorites, and yet others, will spike the programme with variety. As was announced at. the opening of the stimmer season, three shows daily will be Khen at the Grand theatre at popular prices. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR _______ I The Old Cahaha House * Editor of The Age-Herald General Forrest fought on April 2, 1885, at Selma. He retreated from Selma to Marlon. If he met with Gen eral Wilson at Cahaha after that it was under a flag of truce. The purpose of the meeting of Wilson and Forrest j was for the purpose of exchanging prisoners; there was no purpose tot surrender. General Lee surrendered on J the next ‘Sunday, April 0. Johnston ! surrendered April 26. Forrest surrendered at Gainesville on May J* He had never surrender! d before. The meeting between Wilson and Forrest was. therefore, not a sur render. On Sunday. April 2, Forn st arrived at Selma. Forrest met General Taylor there bleeding rider ami horse He advised General Taylor to leave the j city as it would certainly be cap- 1 tured Taylor took an engine and went to Demopolis. Forrest cut bis wn\ out and went to Marion, and there he met the message from Wilson to come back to Cahaha under truce. General Forrest went to the Selma telegraph office to send a 'message to Montgomery as to the progress Wilson was making. Ills horse was hitched to a telegraph pole at the bottom of the steps. A small negro hoy ran Into the telegraph office shouting, “the Yankees is here, the Yankees is here!” General Forrest rushed from the office and, mounting his horse, was pursued by several of Wilsons raiders Hv fl«'d at full speed, but his horse being jaded, his pursuers gained on him tapldly and finally a big heavy German soldier overtook him and out hlir across the hack of his head with his saber several times. Forrest turned in his saddle, grabbed the soldier oy his whiskers and with his other hand drawing his revolver he nut it to the cavalryman's breast ahd left him dead i In the street and made his escape, ThL was tlie hist combat engaged In by! General Format in his four year:' strife, and be encountered his foe on i Alabama soil and fought in her de ft nee. On April 14. following. Good Friday, and the day on which Abra ham Lincoln was assassinated, an Ala l ama soldier of Wheeler s cavalry It II j in battle in North Carolina in singlt combat. He was the last man killed in tlie army of the Tennessee, and wa. from John T. Morgan's Fifty-first Ala-i bam a. JOHN WITHKRSPOON IMPOST.. Anneal for Pisgah Home To the Kditor of The Age-Herald: I take the liberty to use the column* of your valuable paper to ask lor finan cial aid to help carry on the good work at Pisgah Home, as our funds are ex hausted mid we are caring for a number of inmates at the present time Donations may be s»*nt to me direct to the home or if notified will send our collector Tim lik ing you for past favors. 1 remain, respect fully. MRS M. J. WOOD. Superintendent and Matron in Charge. Phone 211-J West Knd P. O. Pox 849. Birmingham, July 10, 1915. WEEKLY COTTON coons REVIEW New York. July 10j—-Prospects for a inure active cotton good! trade are be lieved to be brighter, despite the slow start in the fall trade. The embargo on shipments of jute products of all kinds from Great Britain has already stimulated further inquiries for l>ag goods and thia Inquiry is expected to grow rapidly in the near future If the embargo remains unmodified Print clothsCrule easy. Sheet ings and drills are generally quiet. Bleach ed ' turns are steady and quiet. Ging hams have become more active in conse quence of the naming of prices on goods 1*0 the manufacturing trades for spring. The closing of a large southern gingham noli O'vausf of inability to secure .ndigo is a forerunner of further restrictions of product from this enure. Many new lines of fine cottons in white are being opened for spring. Jobbers are expected in the tnatket in larger numbers beginning next week. Most cotton goods merchants stats that stocks of manufactured goods are subnormal, and with continue*! low prices distribution should he full. The export 11tide is steady, shipments on old orders tecently having been large. Prices quoted: Print cloths, 3-inch ii4x*>4’s, 3’nC; tMxWs, 3c. 3SH-ffti'h tWxrtfs. 4< ; brown sheetings, southern standards. iW**'- denims. 9-ounce, i:u4o, nominal, tickings. IPfcc. standard prims. 5%c; staple ginghams. ; dress ginghams, 9,4c. V Confusion of Tongues Most people are so sparing of the use of languages other than their own that they have little Idea that them are mom than 4t)00 languages in the world. There are six languages common In Austria Hungary, and Kmperor Frans Joseph is master of them all. It Is said that there are <t0 vocabularies In Brasil. In Mexico the Xahiiu Is spoken In TOO dialects. There are hundreds In Borneo, whll*t in Aus tralia there Is no classifying the complex ities According t*» the latest statistics, Knglish is at present spoken by 130,000,000, Herman by 100,000.000. Russian by 70.ft00.00O, French by 4O.OiVt.00ft a tut Italian by 40,000, 000, and it is constantly on the increaso owing to the increase in commerce in Spain.