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"Thc* DlK*>Mlniia- of V."
By Ellhti Vedder. Hoiightori, Mlfflln
& Company, of Boston. Jil net.
The pleasant Intlmacy und cohfl-eh**
tali tone of an autoblography written
hy a grest American palnter, wlll he
Indlcate. ln the following extract
from the introductlon of tho book, ln
Whloh Mr. Vedder says:
"I have. beeja. asked so often by my
frlends thls ritiestlon, 'Why dr-n't you
write nll tlu-se thlng:.1-?' that I have
ilnally conclttded to satlsfy that. wh'ch
on thelr part is only good old-fash
loned ctirlo.lty, by an exhibition on rny
part of good old-fashloned van Ity; and
to, not to keep them waltlng, I wlll'
say at once that t linve always do?
plored my lack of a Boswell, my ex.
pcrlence belng that full many a Bpart*.*
of wlt Is struck to llnsh unseon, and
waste lta brllllance on tho family alr.
And thls In spite of my havlng repeat
cdly called thc famlly's attentlon to
ItB negllgence ln thls respect. But
Mtppose the Boswoll, hnd I a Boswcll,
should Slowly absorb nie, as good old
Or. Johnson was absorbod by the or'g
Inai Boswell? or suppose I should b*
liko the block ot marble ln Mlchei
nnge.lo's sonnet, 'Thc more the marble.
wastos, tho more the statue grow?,
and the statuo .houl. turn out to be
tho Boswcll: What then! The moral |
i.1; cl'.nr, be your own BokwcII, so that
lf anythlng ls to be absorbed it wlll
remain on the premlnes.
"At ono time I thought lt would bo I
not only honest, but adv'i.able, to warn ',
the reader of what he was not to ex
poet, such as, when travellng, extract.
froni Murray. or, on menttonlnjr a j
croat man, an account of hls period. |
or cstlmates of the comparatlve merlt ;
Of dead and Iivlng artlsts- but I found j
that the plan was Impractlcnblc: it ls i
too much on thc order of 'What youj
don't know would flU a large volum.:'
an<i I gave it up."
A delightful phase of Mr. Vedder'a
hook is that whlch touches upon hls
associatlon wlth such famous people
ns Vvalt Whltman. Charlotte Curhman, j
Ole Bull, Artetnus Ward. Bayard Tay?
lor. W. H. Rlnehart, John La Farge. ]
Walter Savago Landor and others. He ?
deserlbcH a vlslt pald by hlm and thc
srtlst, Wllliam Hunt. to Ralp'i Waldo I
Emerson, at Concord, Mas?., ln whlch
he gpeaks of Emerson as belng aU that
Tvaa most sweet and graclous, though
both frlends felt aggrleved over a
crltlclsm made by Emerson ln regard
to American artlsts golng to Europe,
"Nature belng the same on "tne banks j
of the Kcnnebec as on the banks or
"the Tlher."
Mr. Vedder's book ll deslgnaJed by!
hlm aa "Dlgresslons." But though It ?
?mbodlcs many of hls c.xpcrienceti as
n travelcr. wlth trenchant observations (
r?n people and thlngs, thc autnhlogru
phy Is prlmatlly that of a palntc-r. ln ?
lt there are many of what he calls ,
hls "prattlings on art," and nutnerous:
accounts of hls experl'-nces In the j
Parlslan art schools and hls trlbula- ?
tlons wlth models. of hls paintlog land. j
?capes "surrounded by a (rrlnnlng;
crowd and hearlng thelr unflatterlng j
comment*, or perchance attended by a '
BOlItary boy wlth a bail cold ln hls i
head, munchlng an apple." and of his!
tran/ferring his alieslunce from one j
"style" to another. lt wlll give the
average reader a trucr jrllmpse of a
palnter's dlfficultles end methods. and i
at the rame time appeal to other art- j
lsts through lts veracity and inslght- i
Llk? tho average number ot great j
artlst', Ellhu Vedder underwent years;
of poverty and Kelf-dcni.-U beforc com-'
Ing Irito his prer-ent estate. ln refer-'
rlng to the trlals of h.s art student
days ln Tarls. he wrltes:
"If the Bohemlftn I belonged to in
Farls had heen divlded into clafses. Ij
think I could hav? been returned as!
a member for l.'pper Bohemla. Not j
that I was proud or rkh?on the con- j
trary, I was poor; but I had a wa?her
woman and i paid hei bllls. There)
were those who did not pay the'r bllls. j
but they all meant to?except one. He j
It was who on leaving Paris for home j
F.-iid, as the cars moved from the sta- j
tlon: 'By Jove. I'ye forgotten one;
thlng! I've forgotten to gtt truBt^d j
for a package of clsart-.' However. i
he turned over a new leaf on rcacnlngj
home, gave up art, and nas beome a j
very successful business man."
Aslde from the llterary charm of i
Kllhu V.dder's "The Dlgresslons of V," j
the. book ls a maaterpiec. of the prlnt- j
er's art. It ia lavishly lllustrated from j
hundreds of reprodtictlons of Mrs. Ved?
der's palntlngs and sketehes. used both
np full page Sllusfrations and as text
cuts In such a way as not only to em
helllsh. but actually to lllustrate the
text. There :*.re four full page cuts ln
color; but tlio majority are carefully
rc-produced ;*.nd ptintcd wlth the text
upon the. tex:-paper ln such a way as
to blend with remarkable harmony
?wlth the te*:t Itselt. Another interest?
lng feature of tho book are the poetlc
hr.lf-tltles, written and embellished by
the author himself. whlch precede the
chapters. ln -.ddttion to this, Mr. Ved?
der has mado for thls book, as for his
very succes.ful lllustrated edltion of
the "Rubalyat" of Omar Khayyam, de?
signs for the cover, for the end papers.
hr-adpieces nnd tall-pleces, so it is, ln
short, the boinpietu expression of ono
of the most interestlng p.rsonallttes
of the time.
In appreclatlng the Importance of
Ellhu Vedder's "The Dlgresslons of V"
I* Is well io remember that he stands
ln the front rank of American palnters.
He ls an aca.cmiclan of forty-llvoyears*
standing lu the National Academy of
Deslgn, a member of the Soclety of
Anierican Artlsts and of the American
Soclety of Mural Decorators. Flve or
tho decoratlve panels ln the Washlng?
ton Congressional Llbrary and the
mosalc Mlnerva there are hls work.
"Memorie. and ImprcH.slonx of Helenn
An autoblography. The Macmillan
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new and uncxpected view of the
pleasures and pains of stnge llfe; that
llfe whlch ls usually velled by tho
maglc of tlio footltghts and has tho
glamour of rougc aivl powdcr to con
ccal its actual condltlons from the
evcr-cur'ous publlc. In the ro
mlnlscences of tho great Pollsh actress,
who was the wonder an.l admiration of
an earlier generat'on and who retaln
ed her powor of fasclnatlng playgocrs
as long as she remained on the stage,
wo aro brought very close to the real
Joya and sorrows of llfo behlnd the
scenes. The hard work, often followed
by unfortunato accident and bltter
chogrln; the uncxpected dellght ot
"making a hl" or "drawlng a full
house," where there were only gloomy
forebodlngs as to the success of a
new play; tho tr.umphs of a "flrst
n'ght" and the physical and mental
exhauBtlon whlch often camo closely
o. the heels of that trlumph, all theuc
real experlences are set before us ln
th's wonderfully varied llfe-atory ol
Madame Modjeska, making lt a book
to be read and reread wlth ever-grow
Ing Interest _>* every one who care.
for the exciting advcntur*s of un?
usual people.
It must command a larger publlc
than the general outoblographles ol
actora and actresses, because It covers
a v.-lder" fleld and embraces anccdotei
and remlnl*"cencea of most of the cele?
brated actors, iuithorn and artlsts ol
the paat half century, lneluding many
well known people of or.r own day
who are still wlth ns. Poland, Eng
land, AmerVa. of the West anel Fast.
are the chlef backgrounds. and all the
people who are brought before us are
the real characters aa we might know
them to-day. were we'fortunato enougr
to mako one of the delightful clrcle.
In refcrring to her Southern tour;
during tho t'mc ahe fultilled Im?
portant cngagementB In the Unlteci
States. Madame Modjeska writeE; <
spent fcveral pleasant weeks ln the
South. and met mar.v deicendants ol
the arlstocratlc famliies of Virginla
They were all most charmlng in theli
"In many old houses known for opu
lence In tlie paat. we notlced reducet
clrcumstancoi*. verglng on poverty
but borne ' wlth the dlgnlty of high
breeding. My heart went out to their
in sympathy and admiration.
"One day we were Invlted to a re?
ception cn a man-of-war In Norfolk,
by Miss Moilie Seawell, who, being a
granddaughter of an admlral, enjoyed
a great popularlty ln thc navy. At
thc close 01 our vlslt 'he pet of the
irew was presented to us?a very
clean, pretty, plnk and whUe plg,
wlth a ribbon around Its rieck. Mlss
Seawell Informed me that the animal
was so clever and performed so many
stunts- that they called lt 'Modjeska.'
I waa very proud of my namesake,
especially when 1 saw it danclng a
hornplpe wh'ch remlnded me of my
unfortunate j.g ln 'Peg Wofflngton.'"
Madame Modjeska settled herself on
Bay Island. ln East Xcwport, Cal., a
few months previous to her death ln
April of 1909. Here, ln closlng her
nutoblography, she says:
"I have done what I could for art
and myself; I certalnly could not do
lt over again. and as for the exelte?
mont and applause, I never attached
much value to elther. What I loved
best ln my professlon was the work,
but the moment 1 reallzed I was losir.g
my buoyancy and my ouick percep
tlon, I left the stage without rogret."
Madame Modjeska had a passlonatt
love for her native land, Poland, and
a passlonate bellef ln its vitality. as
evidenced by Ita elvilization and art
Her funeral oration delivered at
Cracow, July 18, 1910. volces the de
votlon of her compatriots toward theli
great countrywoman lu the follow?
lng words:
"In tho name of those to whom thou
wert an example unreached, an un
paralleled mlstress, an exqulalte frlenc
and a slncere colleague, accept our
libmago and good-by.
"And in return let thy genlus be
tho guardlan of thc Pollsh stage, anc
keep lt ln tae llght it hath attalned
?=.nd niay the pllgrlm artists visltl-ig
thy grave drlnk as they would fron
tho apiing of Castai?falth, strength
example?so that the thankful heart!
of generatlons accompany thee to tlu
land of eternlty and tlie Pantheon 01
The photographic' reproducttons 01
Modjeska as nho appeared In her dif?
ferent stnge .ostumes, and others t'ikrn
of her 9t dlffeiont period. of hor llfe.
together1 wlth those of many of tho
ni"?t beautlful actreHfies and famous
nctors who wero her coritctnporarles,
form a most beautlful and Inter.stlrig
fcuttirr: of her autoblography,
"Mfe of Alexniiiler HnmlHon."
Bv Allan MoLano Hamilton. Charles
S'Tlbner'H Sons, of New York, through
( the Bell Book and Stationery Compnny,
. of Rlchmond. $8.60, i
i Baslng hls book chlefly upon orlgl
nnl family letters wrltten by Aloxan
jder Mttmllton and niembera of hls fam
llly, the purpose of tho wrlter ls given
jas ullll.tng a number of these to throw
llght upon HamlUon's private life nnd
career as a soldier, lawyer and states- ;
Thls very lnterestlng work contalns a i
hlstory of Alexander llamllton's orlgln
and parentage, dwalls.at length on hls,
personai characterlstlc.. estimates hls j
powjrs as n wrlter und orutor. relates '
tho clreumstances of his meeting Kllz- j
abeth Sohuyler and of thelr courtshlp '
land marriage, cxplaina how hfs cholce'
of law as a profor.alon waa made and j
narrates many lnterestlng eplsodes In
| hls legal career; describes hla charm
| Ing family llfe ln New York, tells of hls
i flnanclal labors ln the years from 1790
: to 1800, of the home hc afterward bulld
ed on ground extendlng from 111st
to L-iStJh Street. New York; to hls early
j assoclatlon wlth Aaron Burr and the
: unfrlendly relilions that led to the
i duel between the two .July 12, 1801, and
j H.'imilton's death. Appendlces and an
lndex render the book thoroughly com?
The llfe of Alexander Iflamltton ls
1 so closely Intorwoven wlth the early
i hlstory and government of the Amer?
ican republlc lhat the student and
reader of the eauses whlch have made
the America of to-day must take Ham?
ilton largely Into account. But in Al
'lan McLane llamllton's book there are
Jmany letters hltherto unpubllshed bear
I Ing on the intlmate llfe of tho author'a
janeestor. apart from hls publlc sorvlce.
Referrlng to the grave ln the yard of
old Trinlty Church, Now York, of the
llrat Secretary of the Treaaury of the
' United States. hls hlstorlan says: "Af?
ter the growth of more than a century,
our country, wlth all Its present great
I neas, calmly welghs tho part played
, by those early patrlots who brought
lt into llfe. After the many years that
, havo elapsed since the creatlon of the
'Constltutlon of the United States, lt
ls not saylng too much to assert that
| to Hamilton belongs most of the credlt
I for Its preparatlon and adoptlon, and
: that lt la to-day the best monument
of hls greatnese."
The Stronl ln the Mountnlns."
By Allce MacGowan. G. P. Put
i man's Sons. of New York. $1.35 net.
The Tennessee mountain reglon
; nround and about Chlckamauga and
j Chattanooga. and sc&nes eonneeted
j wlth the slege of Chattanooga and the
| sttibbornly contested battles of Chlck
j amauga and Lookout Mountain bring
j back to mlnd the sorrows and trage
l dles of the war period between the
i years ISGl-'C*. when the "Sword in the
: Mountalns" cleft famliies aaunder and
I placed father and ._on face to face ln
. the ranks of opposlng armles.
The story of the war has been told
; before. but never perhaps wlth spe
| clal relatton to the mountain people,
whose rug-ged strain and Implacabillty
of disposltlon sets them apart Ir. their
1 loves and thelr hatts, ln their suffer
, Ing nnd thelr endurance.
The mountain types stand out clear?
ly In Allce MacGowan's book. They
j are drawn ln by a hand that knows
Its work and has probably had a modol
j at hand like Vespasian Seacrest, un
,' bpndlng to the last. to vltalize the
j book canvas. There ls a strong- chord
I of sympathy and of likeness ln many
! ways between X ;lora. Seacrest's ward,
j and the m-n hlmself. She ls flereely
j loyal to him all the way through.
; taking his part even agalnst herself
: and her own lnterests.
Vespasian Seacrest and hls son,
Champ. are widely different. Yet dl
vided as they are, one in the Federal
army and the other a Confederate aol"
dier. when the supreme test romes the
tie of nature asserts Itself and bears
down all else by Its force.
The book ls admlrably wrltten, and
the rcmlnlscences ln lt of llfe at Chat?
tanooga and the country around lt
when lt was besleged by the Confed?
erate forces, is highly lnterestlng.
Both from a romantlc and hlstorlc
Ktandpolnt, as well as from Its ex
ceptlonally good work ln characteriza
tion. "The Sword ln thc Mountalns"
deaerves high pralse.
j "Ued Pcpper Dnrns.*'
By Grace S. Richmond. From Dou
bleday. Page & Co., Garden Clty, Long
Island, New York. through the Bell
Book nnd Stationery Co., of Rlohmond.
Here ls a very modern and extra
ordlnarlly convlnclng tale of an lm
petuout*. ilery-headed and flery-temper
ed young physlclan who drlves a car
liko a fiend, works like a flend, and
loves llko a fiend. Into hls llfe come
two softenlng elements, Ellen Lesslng
and Bobby Burns, who curb hls tem
pestuous spirit and bring out a highly
lovablo personality. So enthuslastlc
are Kllen and "Red" ln thelr deslre to
allay sufferlng and help others that
neither hesltates to defy superstltlon
and delay thelr weddlng ln order that
"Red" niay save a llfe by operatlng.
This is the common bond that draws
together these two orlglnal, yet very
real souls. and from whlch the au?
thor, Graco S. Rlchmond, has woven
another of her storles of rare beauty
and sweetness?the kind of story that
helps whlle lt entertalns.
"The Socinl Buecancer."
By Fredeiie S. Isham. The Bobbs
Merrlll company, o. Indlanapolis; $1.50.
Mr. Isham's new book has to do wlth
New Y'ork and to-day. The hero of
hls new book Is a wholly engagtng, In?
deed lrreslst'ble Ruffles or Lupln, but
of a new sort altogether. Charming
Chatflerd Bruce, a young man oi "flrst
family blood," of large lnherlted for?
tune, whlch ho whlmslcally decllnes to
touch, of koen ablllty tn affalrs and
generous in charities, ls suspected of
steallng a famous rope of pearls bo?
longlng- to the daughtor of hts plebeian
mllllonalre employer. Whether or not
Ho did steal thom is for Mr. Isham'a
readers to flnd ont. But Marjorie
Wood, beauty and belle, who has been
attracted to Bruce, both by the mystery
aurroundlng hls p-rsonallty and movo
ments, nnd by hls large gifts ,to her
charities, and whose llfa he has saved,
comes to belleve that he has stolen
them and keeps on lovlng him just the
same. Tho author advanees on be?
half of hls hero tho luaenlous theory
that what ls taken from the rlch ex
pressly to glvo to the poor ls not
theft ln tho ordinary reprohenalblo
sense. but a. qulxouc kind of Justiee.
Ono can foresee as a result that the
story wlll not only entertaln, Dut tfiat
lt may provoko dlsousslon of Its de
eldedly novol eth'es.
Tho charaotera that Mr.- Isham has
used havo, wlth the exceptlon of Bruce,
beon chosen from famlllar type3. Gold
berg, tho rlch merchant for ' whom
Chatfleld Bruco whlmslcally works;
Page, the wenlthy mlaor, wh'oso bonds
nro reported missing; Flossio Burko,
n green-eyed glrl a la Clyde FUch. who
makes mlschlet for Bruce, who no
longer danglea aftor hor; Marjorie
Wood. the young soclety glrl. who has
pr.aerved n. fresh beauty and Bpirituat
Ideals through lnto hours nnd the
pressuro of conventlon; Slr Archibnltl
nainford, heavily Engllsh, recalllng
tlio hnd lord ln "Half a Chance"; li.
?incrctlvo Itnlf-Orlcntal Hicre-t-ir*
know them all ns qulckly aa they aro
Introduced. But tho fnmillaiity ls
pleasant, nor does the reader objeel
to tho scttlng and -Cce.Borles of
wealth and lelauro, the motor r-.ir and
tho country house. amld whloh he llnds j
Tho actual donoument nf the |
story Is dratnatlcally deferred untll I
Marjorlc and Bruce appear together In
thc Chlnese opern. "Tho Beggnr
Prince." Tho gentleman-tliW has
qulte cloarly not yet piayed out his
part ln our romantic tlctlon, and thls I
engaKlng varlatloh from the conven
tlonal type Is sure of hearty and ad
mlrlng welcome.
Hopkl-NOti Smith's ?w Novcl.
The quallty called "atrno-pnere" lu
a story, tho Impresslon that lt conveys
of rcallty, of stneerity, of environ.
ment, ls as varicd as the llves of men
No story-teller of our day better
succeeds ut thc very outset <n creat
lng an atmosphere than F. Hopkinson
Smith. whose "Fortunes of ollver
Horn" was so greatly admlred when lt
appeared as a serlal ln Sertbner's
Magazine, and whose new noyel, "Ren
nedy Square," beglns _r .Novemher.
"The old square was ln Baltlmor?*,
a place of birds and trees and flower.
Giant magnollas filled the alr wltli
thelr fragrance, and climbing roses
piayed hlde-and-seek among the rall
Ings of the rottlng fence."
Mr. Smith always Introduccs hls
readers to a group of people that are
worth knowing, and he has the faculty
of puttlng them before us ln a man?
ner that at once plques curlosity and
enlists the sym path les. Th?i tlnie ot
the new story Is set back some years
before the war, and lt beglns wlth a
charmlng plcture of the return of a
Southern gentleman from a hufitlng
trlp and wlth a dramatic tncidenjt that
leads at once lnto the love sTory that
the authbr knows so well how to deal
with. There ls an clement of ideallsm.
a cheerful and genlal appreclation of
character. a splrit of Irradiat'ng op.
timlsm pervadlng tho story. No one
better understand? the undor!ylng ten
derncss that so Often atta_*hed master
and man, father and son. ln the old
South or the pride of race and often
wllful, bllnd selflshness that has been
the cause of much unhapplnoss. In
one of the late chapters there Is a most
remarkable and Intensely dramatic j
scene, In which Edgar Poe appears. j
There Is no lack of movement; the
story goes on rapidly and wlth con- j
stantly varled lncldent.
A L'nlqiie Production.
A young Rlchmond boy. Preston
Dean. ot North Twenty-fifth Street. is I
the author of a romance which he has i
entltled "Nt-llle Gray." It has been I
typewrltten, lllustrated and bnun.i by !
himself ln green and whlte, the cover j
deslgn showing the photoyraph of the
hero and herolne lnclose. in double
The little book ls dedicated to tfeltl.
Gray. --yhose plcture appears as a fron
tlspiece. She ls a Rlchmond glrl and
the herolne of a pretty love story, be?
ginning wlth a meetlng between her
and thc hero?flctltlously called Rob
Ftoy?In front of Lelgh Street Baptlst
The young author has shown no little
ing~nulty ln composition and work
manship, and is to be congratulated
upon hls belng able, not only to wrlte.
but to publlsh hls novclette.
Dr. BsBleston'M no-*k.
Dr. Edward Egstleston, of AmeHa
Courthouse, 13 hard at work upon an
exhaustlve and sclentific work on "The
American Negro." The doctor has re?
cently given up his tiVk in Rlchmond
and removed to Amella in order that
he may be freer to devote hls whole
time and attentlon to the subject upon
which he ls engaged. Ho belongs to
a famlly of wrlters, and has had un
tisual opport-.'nlties for observation and
preparatlon along the lines of the ne?
gro questlon. Hls work Wlll be looked
forward to with lnterest.
"Thc B'.iy Ttnncliers of Puecct Sound."
By Harold Bindloss. Frederlck A.
Stokes Company, of New York. through
the Bell Book and Stationery Company.
of Richmond. J1.50.
Thls boys' story hy thc author of
many popular novels, tells how Franrc
AVhltney, at the age of slrbgen, when
thrown upon his own resources, feels
the call of the West and goes out to
seek hls fortune. He beglns work on
a ranch borderlng on Puget Sound.
where he and the rancher's son have
an interestlng llfe laarnlng all the 1ns
and outs of ranching, and ln spare
moments g> swlmming. earioeing or
shooting in the wlld country about,
and dream of the time when they wlll
have a ranch of thelr own.
Not long, however, are they left
wlthout stlrrlng adventure. A myste
rlous dark schooner makes its appear?
ance off the coast, and the vancher's
team Is stolen. The boys do some de?
tectlve work and soon become Involved
ln a confllct with smugglers of oplum
and Chlnamen. This flnally develops
into a siege and a pitched battle, from
whlch the boys derlve an advantagc
leadlng to a satisfactory conclusion of
the book.
From the same publlshers through
the same Rlchmond flrm have been
also received "Masters of the Wheat
lands," by Harold Btndloss; "Young
Duck Shooters ln Camp," by Franv- E.
Kellog and "Dlck Among the Lunrber
Jacks," by A. W. Dlmock. These books
are priced, rcspectlvely, at $1.30, $1.23
and $1,60.
"Masters of Whoatlands" Is full of
the vlgor of fortune bulldlng ln a new
land, and carries on no less than three
dramatic love storles.
"Young Duck Shooters ln Camp" tells
the story of two boys, one of whom is
recoverlng from an lllness, who spend
a year on Duck Island, ln the Missis?
sippl, and support themselves by sh'oot.
ing, nshlng and trapplng. A mystery
ahout thelr hunting ground and a
Okildren Cry
Be Sure to Read
"Tho Rosary." Barcla.y_01.85
"Tho Power and the Glory,"
Cooko. 1.20
"Old Vlrglnla Gentleman,"
Bnghy . 1.50
"Tho Glrl Who Llved ln tho
Woods," Oooko '. 1.25
"Keith of tho Border," Par?
rlsh . 1.35
"Tho Uoats and tho Rlng,"
McCutchoon . 1.25
Presbyterlan Bookstore,
212-21. N. SSlvtl* Ht.
eareh for burled trcastirc and a.
splce o{ romance to thelr advsntures.
tn "Dlck Among the Luiniior-.liick.-."
thfl ndventurea <<t Dlck and hls ehum
Ned In the great forests or Canada
make one 61 tlie most thiiillng and
wholeaome talea for boya thnt eaii bo
Imaglnod, They are sent North hy
tfed'a father. and Hnd themselves ad?
mit ted to a band of mnnly young BUT*
? T ancl foresters worklng for a
lumber company and known a? "tor
estry freaks" because of thelr adven
turoua e-oapadesl
"The Wlnnltig Ten."
By Edward Jiott Wooloy, D. Apple
ton & Company, of New York.
Thla ls the story of a Mont and boy
??? ho went from ranch llfe to New york
"nd carrled his clean prlnciples along i
with hlm. Also hls detorminatlon to I
? i winner ln tho game of llfe, whlch
admltted hlm to membershlp ln "Tho'
Wlnnlng Ten." The story ls one ofj
great lnterest. and of a healthy moral
tone whlch makes It specially sultable
T'li- ;i boy's readlng.
From the same. publisbers hns been
received J. W. Muller's "Rulers of thc
Surf," a story ln whlch boys wiit
specially dellght. for lt tells of tho
mysterles and perlls of the sea, and
the work ot the surfmen at llfo-savlng
statlons durlng wlnter gales and
bowllng storms. Tho prlce of the book
ls $1.50.
Lleutenant Hugh S. Johnson, who
wrote "Willlam of West polnt," ?? story
of West Polnt under the old code, has
out a new book, publlshed by D. Ap
plcton & Company at $1.50. which la
called "AVIlliams on Serviee," and gives
a number of adventtirous experlences
undergone. by AVIlliams ln thc Phillp?
pines. These adventnres aro the kind
that are useful as well as enjoyahle
for boys, and contrlbute largely to
thelr educatlon.
"Thc Iloraienicn of thc IMnlttH."
By .loseph A. Altsheler. Tlie Mac
mlllan Company, of .New York. $l.,")0.
Thls lg a story ot the great Chcyenne
War and the part piayed tn lt by an
Omaha lad who went Went wlth a
company of Rocky Mountaln fur hunt?
ers. The Omaha lad did herolc servlco
agalhst Indlan attacks, and not long
nfter tho battle of the Arlckaree. ho
was taken Into army serviee by Gen?
eral Custer. And when tho Cheyenne
War was over Bob went to flnd a band
of hls old comrades from whom he
had been separatod, and whom ho was
rcjolcod to flnd once mpre.
From the same flrm has been re?
ceived "Alongshore," hy Stephen Rey
nolds, prlce $1.20 net, a book wliero
man and the sea face one another, and
much information Is glven about the
wlnds, soasons, clouds and tldes; ln
fact, about everythlng which ln any
way touches the llfe of a fisherman.
"The ITnlloiv Tree Snovred.In Book."
By Albert Blgelow Pa.nc. Harper _?
Bros., of Ne-,v York, publlsher.. $1.50.
The stories ln thls book continuc the
historles prevlously begun of tho ' Hol
lon- Tree People" and thelr frlends of
tho "Blg Deep Woods." It begins wlth
a Christmas dlnner ln the "Hollow
Tree" and the relatlon to the after
dinner company of Mr. Dog's adven
tures at the circus. This is the flrst
"Snowed-In" story, and it is flne. So
are the others that come after It. and
that wlll make the boy or glrl to whom
the "Snowed-In Book" goes glad Indeed
to have received lt.
; :-??}
Voice of the People
C-mmnnfcattoni maat not ??>-_
tain more than 300 T-rord_.
W-en th*.-, Ilrr.lt U exceeded lat?
ter* tvIII he retnracd.
No nnonymoan coair.mulcat_on_
t?U1 be acccptrd.
A stamped eavelope, -rrtth tk.
Trrlter'a nddrc-aj, nra.t occompany
every c-onuMU-Jcntton.
An Electlon Forccatit.
To the Editor of Tho Times-Dispatch:
Slr,?The writer is nelther the sev?
enth .on of the seventh son nor a son
of a prophet, but recently I have had
nn exceptlonally favorable opportun?
ity to look into the political situation
in several States, and think I am I
position lo give some electlon news
several days in advance of the elec?
Dr. Woodrow Wllson will be elected
by a large majority Governor of New
Jersey. In 1012 he will bo elected
President of the United States, wlth
Harmon, of Ohio, or Cummlns, of In?
diana, for Vioe-Presld.nt.
For thc- next twenty years a South?
ern man wlll be elther President or
Vice-President of the Unlted States,
not because they are Southern; wlse
men North and South are beginning to
realize that only leaders of the larg?
est and strongest callbre can save this
countrv from anarchy and ruln.
Dix, of New York, Wjlll be elected by
a small majority. Dr. Wilson has
pyoven hls ability as an executlve un?
der rather trylng conditions. His well
balanced mind enables hlm to grasp '
the economic needs and conditiions in
this country as but few men are able
to do. Lastly, he lias won thc confl
denco and respect of tho ahiost th'ink
ing men of aU partles, and when he
takes up the relns of national govern?
ment, as he will surely do ln the next
few years, thls country wlll enter Into
the most substantlal and prosperotts
perlod in her history. '
Yours very truly,
Balt-lmore, November 2.
Dowulng In Blnnd.
To the Edltor of tho Times-Dispatch:
Slr,?To-day has been a good time
for Stuart and the Democrats ln thls
county. Hon. T. J. Downing, of Lan?
caster county, addressed the voters
of Mechanicsburg, in this county, to
day in one of thc most masterly and
eloquent speeches that has ever boen
heard bv our people. Mr, Downing
was a new man to our people. statlng
that he had never Vlslted thls sectlon
before but ho will over after thls be
a prime favorite here. Hls treatment
of the tarift questlon was at once sim?
ple and convlnclng. Ho showed the
enormlty of the present tarul laws.
and showed that a greut number of
the leadlng Republlcans In tho coun?
try wero opposed to the. party'a pres?
ent poilcy. Ho attacked Cannonlsm
and Aldrichlsm and Slemplsm with
gloves off, and showed that Slemp
stood wlth tho most ultra and radlcal
wlng ot his party. Hls wns a speech
of high order, clean and cluar-cut.
eloquent and sound, and his Pleasant
dellvery and manner mark hIm us ono
of thc greatest orators in the htale
All of our people were pleased, und
great good was done the pomgwatlo
cause, many lifelong Republlcuns do
clavlng they would work tor and vote
for Hon. II. C. Stuart.
Thlngs aro looking good for Dein
ocracv hero. and whon tho sun sets
on the SU, dny of November old Bland
wlll havo done her duty. * ?
~~A Pnrk for tlie AVest End.
To Lhe Edltor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.
Slr? l read on artlcle in your papor
last August, iu which. *-?'?f ,,on,? *",?,"
geated another park for- Church lll 1.
Inasinuch as tho wt-11-to-do people of
the West End do not need thum, as
they go away iu tho summer
This ly a great mtstake. lhe bust
nc.s in.n can only got away or wo
week. ln sununei', and heads of flrms
soinetlmes not ut all, as, Ui ?Mn*-$??r
asslutanis vacatlon, they mu-t otten
do double duty. ftnt_r.
Theso braln workors o( laVBO^Pnter
prlsos aro nourly all poor B\oeper.. ond
on > hot ??.uui.nor nlght wo. i .1 &?'???$
grutoful for a hrouth of &lV "uf, l'
to thom from somo noarby park, tiucli
as Iho eolloge cunipus.
It ls already ti park. and tho altl
would only nood to buy the ground,
whereas ln Now York a mllllon hi*->
beien _4.Y._n .U_ -OiUU-.ii. iWi-_-oi-_.- -UUL.
fact of lutid, nnd much more wlll he
legded, nnd liftv yetirr.' time fov the
rees to grow. the slze of those the
:[< hmond people are wllllng to cut
lown Oll the collego campus.
Not onlv from a health stiindpolnt.
mt from ii point of boauty, lt. la morn
leMrable for tourists to prolong their
<tay; so we should atruggle to hold
vhat we have and not let It slip from |
jtlf very grasp. MRS. I. IT. K,
Thc Cupttve Koftlr.
Suggestod on aeelng an eagle ln cap
\nother day haa passed. another sun
h.is set;
Phe stars are bright o'erhead, tho
graas wlth dowdrops wet.
?"ar through the forest dark I hcar i
tho nlght birds cry;
I'hey aro calllng me to come?ohl how I
l long to fly.
inc I waa hapny and free, my nest!
on the mountain high;
Vly playmates the suiibeama bright; no
thought of danger nlgh.
rhe llttlo ones sprend thelr uulverlng !
wlngs and crled aloud for food. i
1 must seok lt down holow, far down I
In the durkenlntr wood.
I.eavlnsr my mate to guard tho nest- j
llngs In our home,
straight to the forest I flew?I had no
wish to roam,
But meat to get to satlsfy the bables'
hungry cry.
Soon I found what l camo to seok?but
what ls thls, ohl why?
When 1 try to rlse and fly something
holds me fast;
r have trled nnd struggled and beat!
my wlngs, tlll at laat.
Uclpless and bleedlng, they found mo
held ln tho cruel anare.
Oh'. how I begged my captors then ln
my pitlful, dumb despalr.
Alas! It was all ln valn; they wanted
an eagle to "show."
They put mo In thla Iron cage?Ah,
could they only know,
Kurcly my mlserable pllght would
touch some pltylng heart.
'Only :m eagle. Why should we care?
Let lt wrltho and smart."
"Quite an addltion to the zoo; aplcndld
specimen," they say;
Peoplo wlll como and look and pay,
so what care they ,
If tho wlngs are bleedlng and sore
from beatlng tho cruel bara,
Tho eaglo heart wlth longlng torn for
tho homo beneath the star3?
Only an eagle. "emblem of freedom,"
caged and left to pine
In holples3 longlng, day by day, for
the home where the sunbeams
Beatlng Ita wlngs 'galnst the prison
bars, poor prisoner; all the whlle
The people pass by, look on, see Its
rnisery?and smlle.
Oh Thou who see'st the sparrow's fall,
look down ln plty on me;
A sufferlng. helpless prisoner, and set,
oh, set me' free.
Let me lly once more. I pray, to my
home in the rocky crest;
Let me breathe the pure alr, wlth the
sunbeams play, once more ln my
old home nest.
I.et me spread my torn and brulsed
wlngs once more ln the blessed
And fly agaln through the boundless
blue to the skles so falr and
tfscape frOm thls llvlng tomb, to be
free and happy at last;
Tlie sufferlng and gloom and mlsery?
forever and ever past.
The Statue of General Lee.
And they would send you away, Gen
And they would send you away!
For thlrty years you served, them well.
L'ntll you woro the gray.
But there's a place for you at home,
For you nt home. I say;
So, hold fast to your ground, General,
Hold fast to your ground to-day.
You scattered the foe at Frederlcks?
You sent them to the rear;
But they won't send you away. Gen?
About that have no fear;
For mllllons of hearts still slgh for
And mllllons of souls wlll pray;
So. hold last to your ground, General;
Hold fast to your ground to-day.
Thoy do not like your gray. General;
They'd rather soe the blue:
But some Of the South that wore the
We do not thlnk wero true.
Yet we have forglven all of them,
But not forgotten the gray:
So. hold fast to your ground, General:
Hold fast to your ground to-day.
They called McClellan away from you.
Pope and Hooker and Meado;
And they were calllng General Grant,
But he was much in need;
But we never called you. even once.
From tho battle's bleedlng Cray;
So, hold fast to your ground, General;
Hold fast to your ground to-day.
Mclrose. Mass.
To a Frleud.
"And what isx frlendshlp but a name.
A charm that lulls to sleep;
A shade that follows wealth und famc,
But leaves tlie wretch to weep?"
No. no. ls frlendshlp none of these,
Nor ero indeed can be,
For it ls baaed on truth and love,
From aordld motlves free.
These things exist. perhaps, 'Us true,
But friendship's not the name;
Frlendshlp's a charm that lures to
A bit of heaven that came;
A heavonly, yet nn eurthly glft.
That's human. yet dlvine;
For times when "shade" and "namo"
both tell.
Most brightly <loth lt shlne.
A glft that spoaks from heart to heart:
That flashes from the eye;
That helps the BOul, when others fall,
To know that God ls nlgh;
That helps the ofttlmes wronged heart,
Whlch scorns ihe loveless amile
Of shadow frlends, the make believe,
To Uoubt's . black hour begulle.
Just as the warmth nnd clew of heaven
Upon a groping clod
Awakes to llfe in fragrant flowers
Its glft of praise to God,
So friendship proves a friend indeed,
Constant by night, by day.
Tlll Time, tho great, unening friend.
Wlll prove each lumu of clay;
Will prove each word and deed of
Each hidden motlve, thought;
(Perhaps too late. will be that hour,
If wo no gift havo brought.)
O, frlendshlp true to mortals given,
Immortal mission thlno;
Wo marvel when we think on thee,
Great glft of God. dlvine.
* .-?
\\ iishliiRioii nml Lee'M I/nrt.
To tho Edltor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch;
Slr,?In your lssue of October a, in
an editorlai articlo on tho South ln the
United States Senate, you mado an
error whlch I know is iiniiiteiitional,
and belleve you wlll gladiy have mo
correct lt.
In speaklng of tho Senators who aro
alumni of Washington und Leo Unl?
verslty,?J_c___ named three?Owen, of
Oklahoma; /Polndoxter, of Washing?
ton, and Foster, of Louisiana, omlttlng
George _!. Chaniboiialn, of Oregon, who
took both hls academto and profos
slonal degrees at Washington and Lee
Unlverslty; Chamberlnln ls so gifteel
and so loyal to hla alrna muter that
WO are unwllllng for him to be loft out
of anythlng lhat affects our Institu?
Tho lato and lamonted Senator W, J,
Bryan, ot Florida, was. also un alumiiu.
of Wasliirigton and Loo Unlverslty.
You wlll noto that Senators from
Washington and Leo Unlverslty uliiiost
entlrely, lf not altogether, took both
tholr Bcademto as well as thelr pro
fosslonai course at Washington nnd
l,eu Unlverslty, "We generally mamig.
to soe them all tho wuy through.
Mr. Edltor, agaln. thero ts u kind ot
_e_i____l__,.au___P_-_e about tho little.
town in whlch Washington nnd I__*
Is located that seems lo be rntchlriK.
Wlth Lexlngton 113 a eentro and a
radlus of ten mll"fl. y<>?> muy rioscrlt'a
a clrcle. whlch wlll includo the blrth
placefi of eight United atate.i H.Muitor.'1
?Samuel Ilousiton, the I're Ident "t
the Republlc ot Toxn.". Senator frfttn
Texas, and Governor of Texns and
Tcnnesaee; James Brown. Governor of
Louisiana, Senator from Louisiana and \
minlster for ten years to france; R. M.
Adams, United States Senator from
Misslsslppl; George Mntthewa, Gover?
nor nnd Senator from Georgla; John
Brown and William i-ind--ny. Senators
from Kentucky: Samuel McKce, Sena?
tor from Alabama, and General Andrew
Moore, tho flrat Virginla Senator west
of tho Blue Rldge.
Seven of thc natives of Rockbrldge
have been Governors ut eight. South?
ern States; all nro Washington nnd
Lee alumni: so it.ls to be so.._ that tlio
mountalneers of whom \\ aahlngton
spoke ln tlie highest pralse as to thelr
valor ln war, have occupled no hum
ble statlons ln thu counclls ot our
ft would tnko up too* much <>f your
valuable space to enumerate the Con
greasmen and Judges Trom Rockbrldge;
sufflce lt to say that they all drank
from tho same fountaln of education.
whlch Is now enjoylng its greatest
height or usefulness*. wlth an enrol
ment of 800 students. 161 of whom are
ln the law department and na In the
academic and englneerina: departments.
W. G. McUOW fcl.L
What Is llte's span.
But as a day In all tlmo?
At first a breath. then chlldhood's hap?
py hour. ?
Then manhood's estate hath come to
thee. ,,
When thou awakeneth to a reallza
tion of
Sterner thliiKs; the mlnd unfolds?
And seeth thou the beauty of Trutn?
And Naturo teachcth thee productlvc
And Wlsdom aalth: "Be not a wastcful
In the scheme of exlstcnce!"
Would'st fill thlne heart wlth happi?
Then so live that each settlng sun
Closoth a day with good deeds to thy
And thou shalt walk Joyously
With the knowledge of tho Suprome -
"Well done!"
Then, be the flnal summons soon or
Thou wllt prepared bo.
Luray. WM. I. JONES. '
Tbc .Ywakciiiua of Old It tell mond.
(News item: "Wlthln the past ten
years tho population of Rlchmond has
Increased more than 50 por cent."!
The alr ls fllled wlth stuoke, and on
the breeze
ls bornc a thund'rous dln, Ilke crash
of arms,
And as the gloom of night comes on
one sees
The Bky grow ruddy. tlll Ita aapect
One wlth Its flcry beauty; and in awe
One breathes the ciuery: "Has the
war roturned?
Oh. was lt smoke of cannon that I
saw ?
And ls the town by foemen belng
Eut even now the dln and gleam reply:
"You hear the nolse of loom and
forge, not gun;
And thls black curllng smoke anel yon
red sky
Are banners of a peace-timc triumph
While wlth proud blarc a thousand
whlstles say:
"On. Dlxle, on! Old Rlchmond leads
the way!"
Thc Story of a Dok ln the Wnr.
To the Kdltor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Slr,?Havlng just read in this morn
ing's Times-Dispatch "Vest's Tribute
to the Dog." brings to my mind and in
cldent of the war where a dog ',ras
faithful even unto death. In Novem
| ber. 1861. Tomlin's Battallon of Vir
1 ginia Infantry relieved a North Caro
! llna reglment nt Shln Point, in York
j county. One of thc Tar.heels had dled.
He had owned a beautiful setter do.cr.
When the reglment moved the dopr
could not be persuaded to leave. but
romalned by the grave of hls former
master. I was put on plcket duty tho
flrst nlght, and wns told tho placo
was "haunted." About ?, o'clock A. M.
I heard a very distressln^- nolse. and
on looking I saw two shining eyes. a
row of long teeth und smelt an awful
fcmell. "Well." says I. "I've often
heard of ghosts, but now I soa a
fehost, I hear a ghost and I smell a
ghost." To say the least, I was scared,
and kept my dlstance as hest I could.
not to desert my post. I could not
shoot, for orders were verv strict about
creating a false alarm. At sunri.se tha
Sergeant of the guard came with the
relief, and it was a relief to me, for
I was still scared. Upon Investigatlon
we found the faithful dog had seratch
ed the.dlrt off the body ol* his master.
torn the ollcloth from hls face, and
was guardlncr hls bod*.* and no ner
suaslon or threat could causo him to
leave. Wo had to get permission from
the colonel commandlntr to shoot the
dog before we could rel.uiry the mas?
ter. We buried the doic in the same
grave. I've never been afrald of -rhosts
or haunted places since.
Ex-Cornoral Tom Redd. of 2912 West
Broad Street, clty, wlll testlfy to the
truth of the above.
Ex-Private. Co. D. Flfty-thlrd Virginla
. -
A C'cllblan Voice.
To the Edltor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Slr,?Your editorlai of a few days
ago entltled, "What Women Havo
Done Without the Ballot," was enjoy?
ed by mo very much. It is really cn
couraglng to know that thoro ls a
factor ln our polltlcal and oconomic
affairs, which, though so powerful and
always usserting itself tor the best
lnterests, yet that factor is aUled with
no polltlcal party In partlcut; Per?
haps that Is the secret of lt\ iower.
Tho endlng of your article _\ *i tho
ciuery, "If they have done thls with?
out tho ballot, what could they do
with the ballot?" atTords much fogd
for thought.
Although ono of my age and statlon
in llfe (single) cannot speak wlth any
degree of authority on a subject such
as thls, I want to aay, Mr. Edltor,
that lt seems to me the women of
thls country can accompllsh the most
good by holdlng themselves aloof from
American polltlcs. Having 110 particu?
lar party or candldate to support, the
women's clvlc organIzatlons can al?
ways wleUl their powerful Influence
for the good of the country. If given
tho ballot, tho high order of the wo?
men's organl.atlons would gradually
sink to the level ot our polltlcal clubs.
.Mr. Editor, those same Iniluences
thut have tended 10 corrupt the bal?
lot ln ihe hands of the men wlll lust
as suroly assert themselves lf the bal?
lot ls placed ln ihe hands Vpf the wo?
men, and then what a state o( .u.alra
we will have! Hl'lVMANN K. COHEN.
Awnlu.it Nlnctr-Dny Ses-lons.
To the Editor of Tho Times-Dlspatch:
Slr,?To use a Methodlst exnression,
I say "Amen" to Wlnston's most timely
letter 011 ninoty-day sesslons of the
House und Senate. As a planter who
owns large farms und has heavy taxes
?to pay, l truly and heartlly Indorse hla
view* I thlnk everythlng of most Im?
portance to our Stato could be trana
acted ln slxty, if not forty, days' time,
a? laboring elassus of people have 10
bear the burden of expenses?paylnn
off men who are publlc servants.
Thls la tho roofing whlch I.s guar-,
anteod.to last ten years wlth a gen
ulno surety bond whlch glves the
buyer abaoluto proteetlon. .^.imple
011 request.
nichiuoud, Va,

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