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The Automatic Nickel-In The - Slot The Automatic, Nickel-in-the-Slot Shoe Shining Machine Clcans, applics pastc and polishcs hoth shoca in less than onc minute. Its development and perfection has requircd years of experimenting and study and thc expendi turc ai thousands of dollars. Its work cqunls that of the bootblack; it is much quickcr?onc machine does thc work of six mcrt. Thc earning capaeity of each machine is $3 an hour?24 hours in the day?every day in thc year. Thc demand of the machine is great and its financial success is assured, because? It does perfect work. It savcs tlme for thc patron. It does thc work for 5c and no tip. The operatlng expensc is small and leavcs a large raargin of proflt. It wlll bc placed only on a royalty basis, giving thc stockholders large and continuous dividends. Automatic Shoe Shining Machines will find a placc in every hotel, barber shop, railroad station, office building?in fact, wherever men and women gathcr. The Only Invention of Its Kind in The World One of the Most Useful and Unique Inventions of the Age The patent rights to the Automatic Nickel-in-the Slot Shoe Shining Machine are owned by the Inter national Machine Corporation, 604 Mutual Building, Richmond, Va' A limited amount of the Capital stock of the company is now offered for sale at $125.00 per share. The utility and great earning power of thc machines make large dividends to stockholders a certainty. The mcchine is now in operation at the company's factory, 118 South Eighth Street, and will be detnon strated to interested parties upon application to Internafional Machine Corporatioa 604 Mutual Building, Richmond, Va. Investors, Attention! Can You Parallel This Proposition? This is a local cntcrprise about to enter a broad field of operation, with great and unusual possibili tics for proiits, posscssing advantages not combined in any other business cntcrprise?a business al? ready establislied, an urrilitnited patronagc on strictly cash basis, a proposition with greater possibiliticsof profit than are offered by any other legitimate com? mercial enterprise. Here are Some Facts The people of thc United States spend with bootblacks more than S30,<yX),rX)0 annually. Thousands actually spend more for shincs than they do for shoes. Thc bootblack stnnds in thc Equi table Building New York City, rent for SJ.000 a year, and many stands in the large citics are rcntcd at even higher figures. Shoe shining has become a vast business through? out the countrv, and the public clamors for a method that will save time. Thc Automatic Shoe Shining Machine will do thc work in one-sixth thc time rcquired by the average bootblack. It would require more than 5,000 machines to supply thc territory already applied for. An aver? age earning of S2.00 per day on this number would on our royalty basis net thc corporation Sl,-160,000 per year?nearly 300 per cent. on ihe entire capital stock. r_BHf_gi-Vipp'*_/.''.;iiva _pi__M"jBn_*"SUf_J-i_i^^ Social and Personal. ONB of tho most Important -tved dtngn nf the spring wlll bc that of Mlss Grace llamblcton Obor, daughter of Albert Oruham Ober, of Baltlmore, to Charles Harvey ijaimer, at Milwaukee, son of tlio late Jiidge llrtnry I'altnor. The ceremony wlll take place on Weilnestlay, April 20, at Tens-Kwan-Ta-Waw, tho beautlful country home of Mr. Ober, at Luther vllle. Thc marrlago wlll ba of much Inter? est to society in two cltles, as Mr. I'almor Ih of promlnence in thc faah lonable llfe ln Wlsron.ln, nml l.s onc of the most nuccesstul young; men In Milwaukee. Mlss Ober Is very popular i:i Baltlmore and ls unusually attrac? tivc. The attendants at the weddlng havo not yet been selected. Miss Ober has recently returned from a fortnight's Btay ln Itlchmoft., where she has been the guest of Mrs. John J. Illcknk. Thc weddlng ls of rpecial Interest to BOclety here. where Mlaa Obor has been a much-admlred vlsitor on several oc caslon.. Mr. aud Mr.. Ilruce at Home. Mr. and Mrs. Phllllp Alexander Urure, on the evening of February 24, gavo one of the most brllliant recep? tlons ever held in Norfolk, at their homo in Ueochard Place, ln honor of the presldent of tho Unlverslty of Vir? ginia. Tho receptlon came Immedi? ately after Dr. Alderman'* address be? fore the Co-operative Clubs of Nor? folk. on the subject of tlio educational advarfce of tho South, whlch made a profound lmpression ln the cultured audlence. Dr. Alderman received wlth Mr. and Mrs. Bruce. Mrs. Bruce wore whlto satln and diamonds, and tho houso was profuscly decorated with sprlng flowers and shaded candlos. A beautlful muslcal program was ren dercd during tho ovenlng by an or chestra of stringed Instruments. _II__ Gregory Enlertalned. Mrs. Preaton Wilkes entertained Thursday afternoon at a very attrac? tlve bridge party at her home ln Nor? folk. In honor of her guest, Mlss Helen, Gregory, of Rlchmond Tho rooms ?were prettily decorated in yellow and green. Jonqulls were used in abund ance and the llghts were shaded In yel SKELETON ONCE ON A TIME Now Mrs. I. A. Decker, of Clyde, Ky., Says She is Well and Happy, Through Taking Cardui. Clyde, Ky.?"I can safely recommend Cardui, thc woman's tonic, to any lady who is in need of medicine," writcs Mrs. I. A. Decker, of this place. "It has been very beneficial to me and I can say that there is nothing like it for weak women. "For five years I was not able to do my work. Half of my time I spent in bed. I suffercd with female weakness and took such nervous spells I could not stand op my feet. I suffercd with my back and Bic^e, and fell off till I beeame a skeleton. "At last I took Cardui and now I am well and happy and can do my own work." Cardui is prepared from the natural plant, not from mincral, synthetic com pounds, and contains no coal tar products or other results of laboratory experiments. The Cardui ingredients nre imported at great cxpense directly from abroad and have been used for nearly half a cen t'ury in the manufacturo of this famous tonic medicine for women. Safe, reliable, prompt.^yet gentle in action, by preveuting unnecessary pain and building up strength, Cardui has shown itself a necessary remedy for weak women. Try it. ? N, B.?Write to Ladies' Advlsory Dept., Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn., for Special Instructions, and 64 page book "Home Treatment for women," eent in plain wrapper, on request. low. Mlas Gregory was presented the guest prl.e. a pair of silk hose. Mrs. E. U. Ilodges won tho llrst prlze, a silk workbag. whllo tho consolatlon was drawn by Mra. James Culpopper, which was a bunch of plnk sweet peas. Those ehjoylng Mra. Wilkes'a hos pltallty were Mlss Gregory, Mrs. E. B. Hodges, Mrs. Ashton Jones, Mrs. Rob ert Hubhard, Mrs. John W. Oaat. Jr.. Mrs. Stanley. II. Graves, Mrs. James |Culpepper, Mrs. John Sebrell, Mrs. R. j U. Burgess, Mrs. Abner I'ope, Miss Rosa i Myers and Mlss Elsle Bayley. Hostenea for Tbln Afternoon. Hostessca at the Woman's Club thls afternoon wlll lnclude Mrs. Beirne Blair and Mrs. Edmund Waddlll. Mrs. Randolph Tatum and Mrs. John A. Coke wljl presldo at tho tea table and Mrs. Warren Taylor and Mrs. Robert Norment wlll pour coffee. , lllnnk- t? He Returned. Confederate voterans and descend ants of voterans must return blanks for crosses of honor to the reglstrar, Mrs. B. A. Blenner, 2521 Grove Avenue, hy March 5, Thn next bestowal of! crosses wlll be on April 9, and all blanks must be returned four weeks before that date. lllrlbdn.v lllunrr. A surpriao dinner was given Mrs. O. S. Goode ln her home, _.", 13 Park Ave? nue, Tuesday evening. in commemora tlon of her slxty-third anniversary. The color scheme of red, white and bluo was carried out In the dlning rooms. Flags draped tho walls and a bank of hearts and red roses adorned! tho centro of tho table, wlth red shadedi oandles forming attractlve decoratlons for the occasion. Covers wero laid for twenty-two, the Immediate members of her famlly. Mrs. Ooodo was the reclplent of many hand? some glfts, among them a silver lovlng cup. given by her children. Attractlve Luncheon. Mrs. Samuel Pannill entertained on | Wednesday at luncheon at her home I on Tanner's Creek. The table was at. I tractlvely decorated in yellow. jon | quils forming the centreplece. Covers were laid for six, and thoso present were Mrs. Henry Byrd Field, Miss Lucrese Godwln, Miss Bessie Kelly, Mlss Clara Godwin, Miss Bessie How? ard and Miss Holon Eaches, of Rich? mond. lllribilny Party. Mlss Kathrlne Vaughan celebrated her twelfth birihday on Monday after? noon at her home in Ashland. Twelve young ladies wero present. Tho dec? oratlons and favors wero carried out In the George Washington idea. The ovenlng was spent in games and danc? ing, which tho young people enjoyed to tho fullest. Among those present were Mlss Ellzabeth Chenery, Miss Isabolle Williams, of Richmond; Mlss Sarah Blaslngame, Miss Madeline and Mlss Ann Bigger, of Richmond; Mlss Mary Ellen Tucker, Agnea Wright, Lllllan Wright, Issie Priddy, Mlss Sara Frear, of Richmond, and Mis3 Erma LawJeBs. lUi per?-Woot tou. Friday evening at 9 o'clock, in the homo of tho bride, in Roanoke, the marriago of Miss Vesta Wootton, daughter of W. S. Wootto_n_ to John C. Raper, of Wythe county, was aolem nlzed. Rev, R. E. Elmoro, pastor of the Flrst Chrlstian Church, ofllciatinff. Be. cause of the serlous lllness in tlie fam? ily of tho brlde, the marriago was very qulet, but a few rolatives and friendB of the bride and groom belng present. Mendelssohn's "Weddlng March" was played on the piano by Miss Ola Woot? ton as the bridal party ontered tho par? lor, and during the ceremony sho played "Hoarts and Flowers." The brldo, attlred in a pretty tan travellng Bult, was attended by hor slster, Misa Nellle Wootton, of Rich? mond, as mald of honor, while tho groom's best man was John C. Wood, of Fairbanks, Alaska. AJ*ter tho ceremony-Mr. and Mrs. Ra? per loft for Norfolk, and from there wlll go to Now York, Philadelphia and Washlngton. On thelr return they will live in Wythe county. Tho bride is very attractlve and has many warm friends in this city. The grooin is a member of a woll-known Southwest Virginla family. Ho la a son of W. J. Rapor, of Wytho county, and a brothe'r of Mrs. Davld Graham. of Roanoke. Among tho out-of-town guests at tho weddlng wore Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Ra? per, of Wythe county; Dr. M. G. Rob? inson and Hal C. Raper, of Austlnvllle, Va., and Mlss Nalllo Wootton, of Rich? mond. CouncU of JovlHli WOIUCU. Tho sixth *general meeting of tlio Councll of Jowish Women wlll bo hold ln tho Sabbath school room of Tomplo Both Ahithit, Tuosday afternoon, March 1. nt -i'lB. At tho concluslon of the 'buslnoss .moetlng, Aubrey Strauao, clty bacterlologlat, whoso talk proved so Interestlng at tho last meeting, wlll, by speolal request, again address the membors of the councll, which wlll be followed by' a recltatlon, with musloal acconijjanlment, /jiHIUusJ "Tha Bo.ul pf , Chopin," to be renderod by Mrs. Lcon Wallersteln and Mrs. Slg Hutzier. A social hour wlll follow tho program. and all mombers and frionds of the councll nro rer-uested t? bo prcssnt. Addremt V. W. O. A. An inter-'sting event of this even? ing will be an address by Mlss Au? gusta Ijaniol at the rooms of the Young Woman's Christian Association, 709 East' Franklln Street, at 8:15 o'clock. The public Is cordlally ln vited to attend. Meelttig Thla Afternoon. A very Important meetlng of tho St. John'fl Clrcle of Klng's Daughters wlll bo held thls afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. J. Thomas Palmatory, 3104 East Broad Street. A full attendance ls deslred. In nnd Out of Toivn. Mrs. Abner Popo has returned to her home in Norfolk, after a week's stay ln thls clty as the guest of her' paronts, Dr. and Mrs. W. K. L? Smlth, on West Graco Street. Miss Grace Vest. who has beon the | guest of Mrs. C. W. Blanton in Ash? land. has returned to her home ln j Richmond. Mlss Martha Cunnlngham. of thls city, is visiting Mrs. Tabb fo. several weeks In Farmville, Va. Miss Martha Hughes. of Ashland, Is tho guest of Miss Elolso Robinson ln the clty for tho week-end. Mrs. Rutherfoord Fleet and little son, of Ashland, who have been tho guests of relatlves here for the week, have returned to their home. Mlss Rachel liannum, who has heen thc guest of frlends here for the past month, has returned to her homo ln Chester, Pa. Mlss Virginia Whlteley Is the guest of frlends ln Baltimoro for several weeks. Mlss Evelyn Stiles has returned to the clty, after a stay of several weeks with relatlves in Washington. Mrs. James Branch and Miss Mary Cooke Branch are spendlng somo time at Atlantic Clty. Mr. and Mrs. DoSoto Fitzgerald, who were to have salled for Naples on March 5, havo postponed their trip In deflnltely. Mlss Mary Mattox, who has been thc guost of Miss Eena Pollard, has re? turned to her home ln Petersburg. Mrs. O. I_. Sleeman and sister, Miss I.eonora Franck, havo returned to the city, aftor a vlslt to frlends and re? latlves in New Orleans. airs. Edward Kondall Morse, of Utlca, Now York, ls tho guest of her sister, Mrs. Frank Coates, Jr., at her home, 410 Allen Avenue. John Spratley, of the Whlto Oak Stock Farm, ls visiting hls mother, Mrs. Willlam Spratley, ln Illgt'land Park. Willlam H. Mooro, of Sussox, Va., who was operated on last Tuesday at tho Virginia Hospital, is much Improv? ed. Hls wifo, who accompanled hlm, ls the guest of her sistor, Mrs. ... F. Creath, on Floyd Avenue. Mrs. Frank Dolarue, of Ashland. was the guest- of relatlves In Rlchmond during the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stumpf ha-ve gone to Hot Sprlngs, Va., wlmo Mr. Stumpf -wlll spend sometimo for the bonelU of his health. A LINIMENT FOR EXTERNAL USE. Not only is Mother's Friend a safe and slmple remedy, but the comfort and healthful condition its use produces makos it of ineatiraable valuo to overy expectant mothor. Mothor's Friend rolieves the pain and discomfort caiued hy tho strain on tho different llgamenta, overcomos nausoa hy couuteraction, pvovents hack ache and numhnosa of limhs, soothes the inflammation of tho bronst glanda, aud In ovory way aids in proserving the health and comfort of prospectivo mothora. Mothor'a Friond is a liniment for external maaB&ge, ?which by lubricating and oxpanding tho different rauscl-is and momhranes, thoroughly preparea tho ayatom for hahy _ coming without danger to the mother. Mother _ Friond is aold at Irug Btores. Write for our froo book for expectant mothers. THE JBRAOFiElO G0? ATLANTA, 04_J -Among the Books and Magazines lhe Old Wlvea* Tnle. By Arnold Bennett. Thn George H. Doran Co., of Ncw York. $1.50. Somewhat on the AVIIIlam de Morgan itylo as to length and dlscurslveness, ihls book whlle lt has its good poinls, acks altogethcr tho hutnor and vlvid icss ln character paintlng and descrlp ion that render de Morgan so attrac _ve as a novellst. "The Old Wives' Tale" is woven ibout the family of an English trades nan, whose two daughters, Constanco md Sophia, are tho principal charac '.ers In it. At the beginnlng of the story. the tradesman whose name is Baines, haa been paralyzed and ls bed ?idden. His wife. a large, capable and >nergetlc woman, ls carrying on the business of the shop wlth tlie asslst ince of a head clerk, named Povey. The resldence of the Baines family Is adjaeenl to the shop and has a loor leading Into it. The dreariness and dlnginess of both the homo and the shop Is dwolt upon at length, the i monotony of llfe in the little provtnclal I town of Bursley, where they are situ rtted, is made thoroughly evident. | Showing liko fKwers wlth a shahhy I settlng, are Constance and Sophia! Baines. Their ages, when they flrst come under tlie roader's notlce, are i iixteen and flfteon. Another import mt member of the Baines household is the servant, Maggio, who lives seven? teen hours of oach day in an under ?round kitchen and lardey and tho other seven in an attlc. and is per Tiltted to go out on alternato Thurs ;lay evenings. Of lhe two glrls, sole offsprings of the house of Baines, Constance Is tho ano who acqulesced in her lot and seems to find pleasure ln being useful in the _hop and a companlon to her mother. Sophia rebels agalnst trade ind attains a more congenial posltlon as assistant in the school of a Mlss Chetwynd, who appeals to her genteel Instir.ctr. After awhlle. however, tho death of John Baines, the father. brings Sophia back home and places her ln charge of the millinery depart? ment of her mother's business. Sho soon falls vlolently ln Jove wlth travei ing salesman. Her mother feels that she has cause to utterly distrust the character of her daughter's sweet heart and does everything she can to I prevent a marriago hetwoen the two. But thc mother'.s simplicity and hones ty of opposition is no match for tho | Irr.perlous lmpulses and unconimoa | shrowdno?s of her lovely daughter, I whcso unfortunato attachment ends | in an elopement. Sophia leaves Eng- ] land for Paris after lier marriage and, beyond rare letters, her family know nothing more of her for years. Mrs. Baines's sorrow oyor Sophla's dupliclly and -oparatlon from her homo Is blt? ter. and though she conceals lt ln her own hoart she Is never the samo self possessed. dlgnllled matron, lookir.s her llttlo world sorenely ln the face, afterward. Constance Baines, the dutlful, fuliills the ordlnary dostlny of woman by marrylng Mr. Povey. Whon tho mar? rlage takes place Mrs. Balnos retlres from business and goes to Uve with a sister. widowed like hersolE. leavinf. the shop and tho Baines place to tho young couple. Then the years drlft by. To tho Po vcys a son ls born and Constance, al? ready a model wife, becomes a dotlng mother. Then sho and hor husband settlo down to he jog-trot of rinln terestlng domosticity. In tho swlft course of time, Mrs. Baines and her slster are clalmed by death. Then Mr. Povey pays his due to nature and tho two slstors?Sophia has returned from Paris hy thls tlme?aro onco more left to comfort ea.ch othor. So? phia, who has soparated herself from her incapnblo husband, makes a brave ittempt to dotach Constance from the dlngy old house to which she stlll cllngs, her son having taken apart ments ln London. but Constanco rc fusos to be dotachcd and, ln the end, her obstlnacy proves too much for hor ] hlgher-mettled slster. The two. wlth their dog.s, spend their remalning tlme in ine/iectual skirmlshes wlth dlsobe dlont servants nnd in onjoylng such nelghborly intercoursc as Btirsloy af fords. Such is llfe. the author tells hls readcr.s strlppcd of its llluslons and boautlfylng inlluences, and revenled ln all Its sordld grlmness and llttleness. It may hc so, but thc rolatlon ln whlch lts details ate given is revoltlng. rath? er than attractlve. The period of tho story is that of tho middlo nlnoteenth century. and Parls during the horrors of the slege comes Into play. But tho wholo book ls on too dead n level and nowhere rises above the plane of ordlnary overy-day thlnklng and act ing. A little play of emotlon, a llght enltig of situatlons by tho Introductlon of humor, would ronder "The Wlves' Tale" much more attractivc from ev? ery standpolnt. ??The I.ivlng .'luminj." By Ambrose Pratt. The Frederick A. Stokes Company. of New York. $1.50. Novels on Egypt are said to be tho fad of tho day, the land of tho Phara ohs, with its Nlle, lts lctus llowers and lts rulned temples havlng obsessed the popular lmaglnatlon. If Egypt Is the land of mystery as well as the land of the lotus, moro than a Uttle of its mys? tery has beon made uso of. moro than tho livelicst imagliiutlon can grasp, in the. book dcscrlbing performances of "The Llving Mummy." This mummy is supposed to be that ot Ptahmes, priest of Amen, who Ilved ln the elghteenth dynasty and was buried ln a temple located on the Hill of Rakh, in tho Libyan Desert. Doc? uments left bolilnd him informed hls fellow Egyptians that after tho spaco of 2,000 years liis spirit would re-enter his body and wreak vengeance on dis turbers of hls sareophagus and rlllers of his cherialiod secrets. "Tho Llving Mummy undertakes to tell how the tomb of Ptahmes was nivaded aiul how hls Imprisoned spirit, belng let lnose, went stcnlthlly about trylng to stran-1 g-le those to whom Its malevolence was directed. The scenes of tho book trans plre pnrtly ln the Libyan Desert and partly in London, where the mummy of Ptahmos Is brought by an English archcologlst, the disooverer of the tomb of tho priest of Amen, Sir Robert Ot tley. \ ComplUations, involvmonts and J deaths galore rende.r tho action of tho hook very brisk Indeed. Tliere is a proper vlllain, properly punlshed, and' a pair of lovers rendered eorrespond-1 tngly happy. Perhaps it would bo bet-j ter io charactorlze thls romanco of Ambrose Pratt as a melodrama wlth | stmsutlonal tendoncles than as sensa tion puro and slmple. "The Holy Miiiiiitnln." By Stephen Reynolds. John Lane, tho Bodley Head, New York, publisher. $1.50. Thls ls a fnntnstic satiro on English life ln which a mountaln ls supposed to bo moved from tho slopo of tho Wllt shlro Downs, near the English market town of Trowbury, through tho agoncy of a grocer's son, Alexander Trotman, and to make its appearanco in London, blottlng out a populous district by what is supposed to bo a voL-anlc up heaval. The mountaln is known by tho un poetlcal namo of Ramshorn Ulll. Tho young Engllshman, Alexander Trotman, who wills and etfocts the removal of tho mountaln, does not possess an ex? traordinary personallty or force. Ile Is below rather than abovo ordlnary standards. a weakllng physlcally and mentally. Tho eitect of the removal of tho mountaln on tho charactor of young Trotman and on tho peoplo of the com? munity in whlch he lives, tho manner ln which tlio miraclo ls vlowed by tho church, the press and tho metropoll. of England, go into lho make-up of tho satiro. Thoro ls also a story, of course, a doublo-llireadod one, but It ls ploked up at spasmodlc lntervals, and tho real character of tho book Is deter mliu'il by tho polnts already nieiitloncd. Xew Vork SoeJeiy on -'urnile. By" Kalpli Pu'Uzer, Harper and Broa., publishers. $1.20. The gllinpso of socloty from tho ln'aldo?-not tho scandal side?ts wrlt ttui by ono who knows hls sinart world woll enough lo treat It from a during and .uta-lcaUy humorous polnt of vlow. lloward Ohandlor Chrlsty in the illu niltiating plcture maker lor Mr. I'u lltzor's text and his (ronUspleoe shows luen and woiiioli of the fashlonuhlo sot in New York, as thoy appear when unlted In tho bonds of lho walU two-step. t'haptors aro dovotod to tho formal dlnner untoruilnment at whlch Mr. l'ullt.or consltlors that Now York so eieW B_A*va- t(V best -dvautauu; .tu j?u clcty at tho opera and at tho dance. Tho maln thought undorlying and runnlng through all Mr. Pulitzer has to say may be found In a paragraph or hls chapter on tho dinner, deaerlblng the moment of the men's arrlval from tho dinlng room ln tho drawlng room. dlo says: "Now wlll como the supreme test of tne ovonlng's higher success. These men and vomen havo ln thc llrst part of the dinner enjoyed one another's soclety ln the sympathy of a common appetlte whlcli precluded more delicate af*initles. Throughout the rest of tho dinner thoir social inter courso was continued wltli the alds and accessorlos of a rapid and varlcd Boquence of dlshes. After dinner the men had thelr cigars and Wall Street. tho women thclr cigarettes and clolhes, as hablts to occupy thelr attontlons. But now they slt face to face, mlnd to mind. with nonier food, nor cooking. nor dress, nor stocks to servo as dls tractlons and alllos to thelr conver? satlon. They slt ln tho reglons of pure thought. Wlll thelr minds, grop Ing toward one another along a tenu ous brldge of words, meet and find I companionshlp ln mutunltty ot mental Interest? Will their tastes in common aoar from oysters to antltors. from ar I tlchokcs to archltecture, from can : vas-hacks to composcrs. from peas U poetry? Or wlll thelr mlnds. like ha ! I.les, walking wlthout furniture, toddlc toward one another, meet ln dlzzj contact. and, having fallen painfully t oearth. crawl snifflng plteously back I to thelr rcspeptlvo liurserles?" '?On tlie TrnJI of Wnshlnglou." By Frederick Trevor Hlll. D. Ap pleton & Co., of New York. $1.50 net. All tho traces of tho Revolutlon and of Washlngton's eampaigns around New York have not disappeared. Roch ambeau's headquarters are stlll stand ing in a line state of proscrvntion near Ardsley. and Revolutlonary cannon noar the slte of Washlngton's camp at Dobb's Ferry. Mr. Frederick Trevor Hlll was ablo to traco many of Wash? lngton's movoments by his dlnrlos and orderly books which refer to roads hearlng the same name now as they dld then. Mr. Arthur Becher, who has lllustrat ed Frederlck Trevor IIIll's "On the Trall of Washington," publishcd thls month, took extraordlnnry pains to ac qulre accurate data for hls plctures, going to West Point for his studles of old Artlllery and famlllarlzlng hlmself with overy detail of unlform and equip? ment, ilnwn to tho very buttons 'on tho soldlers1 coats. Frederlck Trevor Hlll, author of the book, Is a lawyor ln actlve practlce und has been such for twony-ono years. He dld not bogln to wrlte untll 1900. Since then ho lias produced one book of short storles, tnree novels, ono law book, two blographles, three vol umes benring on American hlsory and a sei'ios of cssays on Abraham Lincoln. Ho lives most of thc year at lrvlng ton, on tlie Hudson, and mnny of tho evonts doscrlbed ln "On the Trall of Washlngton," occurred ln tho Immedl ato vlclnlty of thnt village. Among those cvcnts are the battlo ot White Plalns, the capturo of Andre, tho en campment of Rochambcau, the begln? nlng of the campaign agalnst York? town and tho capture of Fort Wash? lngton. The book gives In Interestlng, read able form, sultnble for young boys and glrls, an accurate aceount of Oeorgo Washlngton, not as a dignificd Prosl? dent of the United Statos, hut flrst as a chlhl In hls home, then ns a boy ln his adventurous survoylng expedltlons, and finally as a young man flghtlng with and later commandlng troops In the Amorlcan Revolutlon. ''The Grent Ehffliali Short Story Wrlt ?r?." With Introductory esaaya and notes by AVIIIlam J. Dawson nnd Conlngsby W. Dawson. Two volumes. $1.00 each. Harpcr & Brothers, of New York. Tho alm In theso volumes ts to not only Uluatrate tho development of the short story form, but to furnish ex amploa of the art, Solectlons from the older wrltors, qualntly contrasted wlth the moderns?contrasts which mako ex? tremely good reading and servo as woll > for historical reference. Thn origin of' the- short story, as given ln tho Introductory ossay, is to bo found In tho utterances of "tho llrst men who told their storles around the savage cnmpllre." Thls from mouth to mouth (lctlon of ancient days, lt ls potntod out, posaesBed tho llrst requls Ite of tho short story?"that there should be soinothlng to tell." Thn render'n attention la called to the fact that within tbe spa.e of S0Q years three master eraftsinen of English flo llon -Nnthanlil Hawthorne, illiver Wendell llolmes aud a moro reeent wrlter, Itlchnrtl Garnoit-?havo found Insplrnllon for plot aud settlng for Ulfae distinct storles in a '-slenilor an ecdotn whleh Arlstolte waa enntent to hurry Irito a few sentences and bury hon'cuth tho mass of hls materlal." Xnt.-U08t,?i'iijUtlYO tormof. tlie short I story In the traclng out of Ils evolu tlon is characterized as the hcast I fable, tho best early examplo of which ; is said to bo the fahles ot Aesop, and ;tho best Inter and modorn adaptatlon.. i Gulllver _ advcntures. Klpilng's "Jungld j Book" and Joel Chandler Harris'S i "Unrlo Remus." The hlstory of the j English short story beglns, accordlngf | to authoriiy here given, with the I "Gesta Romanorum," or "Thc Deeds o? I the Romans"?ln the maln, "a garnor j Ing of the deathless plots and dra. matlc motivci ln the lcgcnds and tha , folklore of many natlons." Edgar Allan Poe is montloned as the Ilrst llterary crltlc formulatlng i dftlnlto laws for the construction of the ! short story. According to hia author | Ity, these laws are tlve ln number and I requlro that the short story must be [capable of being read at one slttlng, so as to galn the Immenso force ot totallty; that it must possess imme Idlatenesa by almlng at a Hlngle or \ unlque elTecf, that lt must be subjocted i to compresslon, so that ln the whole 1 composltlon there shall not bo one j word not tendlng to Ihe pre-estab ,lllshed design; that it must osstime the . j aspect of verlslmllitude, ? truth being* . | of ten and in very great dcgroo tho aim ilof tho tale, and lastly, tho interest In ? | the characters which it introduces : ijmust begln wlth ths opening sentence and end wlth the last. 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