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A LITERAL Y TRUST.
HOW COLONEL HARVEY CORNERED THE AUTHOR MARKET. latwprMac PaMlnhn Has !««■*•< BselMlrc Servir-«« of Lradlic American and Ciialtah Writer«. Barver'» Rlae Front Okwaritr Colonel George B. M. Harvey, bead of one of the largest publishing houses In this country, seems bent on organ ising a literary trust, a corner in an thors, as it were, for after securing the exclusive services of the cream of the writers on this side of the Atlantic he has just returned from London, where, It is said, he acquired practically all the literary products of England that an American publisher would consider worth having. Among the distinguished American authors who will write exclusively for Colonel Harvey are Mark Twain. Pin ley Peter Dunne (Mr. Dooley). George Ade and William Dean Howells. The English contingent of notables whose entire future work lias been scoured by the enterprising colonel comprises Mrs. Humphry Ward, author of "Lady Rose's Daughter;" Sir Gilbert Parker, au thor of "The Right of Way Maurice Hewlett, author of "The Korest Lov ers;." Joseph Conrad, author of "Ty phoon;" A. E. W. Mason, author of "The Four Feathers;" Anthony Hope, author of "The Intrusions of Peggy;" J. J. Bell, author of "Wee Macgrocgor," and E. P. Benson, author of "Dodo." Mr. Harvey 's rise from obscnrity is remarkable. It is not a great many years ago that he was a reporter work ing for a small salary. lie is a native of Peacham. Vt., and when fifteen years of age began writing country correspondence for rural weeklies. Aft er leaving school the young Vermont er, at the age of eighteen, secured a re porter's place on the Springfield (Mass.) Republican. He got $6 per week, but after a time asked for a raise to $3, but the editor refused the advance, so Mr. Harvey resigned. He spent a year In Chicago as a re porter on the Daily News of that city, then removed to New York and at the age of twenty-one became a member of the New York World's stafT. He soon became editor of the New Jersey edi tion, and It was while holding that po sition that he got a chance to show what kind of stuff he was made of. He wrote a burlesque on New Jersey Re mm. COLONEL GEOBGE B. U. HABVEY publican politics that caused great mer riment and made him a great favorite with the Democrats of the state. When he was but twenty-two Gov ernor Green appointed him aid-de-camp on Iiis staff with the rank of colonel. Since then ho has been Colonel Harvey. About this time tie became the editor i f the Newark .Ion mal. but l is meth ods «I 'd not i.'lease the politicians who own d the paper, u:ul he resigned. lie had no difficulty in getting back on the New York World and at the age of twenty-six became the editor in chief of that paper. Ill health caused bis resignation after several years of work on the World. Colonel Harvey in 1S03 associated himself with William Whitney in various railroad enterprises. He per sonally superintended the building of trolley lines in Stuten Island and on the New Jersey coast. In 1S08 he or ganized a syndicate which purchased the street car system of Havana. The same year Colonel Harvey purchased and became editor of the North Ameri can Review, and he still retains that position. Four years ago Colonel llarvcy was ?hosen president of the publishing com pany with which he is now connected, and since he took hold its business has increased enormously. He is a mem ber of a score of prominent clubs and is ft director in a number of business en terprises. Colonel Harvey is nearly six feet tall, well built and weighs about 100 pounds. He has dark brown hair and express ive dark brown eyes. He is unemo tional. His coolness is perhaps bis most distinguishing characteristic. Nothing escapes bis attention, but at :lie same time he never hurries or frets river his w>rk. His judgment is < jtticlc and sure, and be is able to dispose of a large amount of work without appar ent effort. Yet he is a treat believer in thoroughness. Simp! ' in his manner and haMte. Colone! Harvey does not forget Uis old friends. lie was married in IKSS to Uiss A!ma A. Parker of ! Vacha m. I!» aas just entered his for'.': h year. The Very Latest. Mrs. Upperten—I suppose you take treat pride in your ancestry? Mrs. Newlyric-he—Oh. yes; the geue ilogist assured us that they were the rery latest thing in ancestors.—J udge GOOD FELLOWSHIP TOKEN. Til* American Vase That Oerauui Hairer« Competed Fer. Expressive of the sentiment for closer good fellowship between the United States and Germany inaugu rated by Emperor William when he or dered an American built yacht and sent his brother, Prince Henry, to visit this country Is the gift of a massive and beautiful silver vase recently sent •cross the ocean by Mr. Albrecht Pa genstecher of New York. The vase, which Is sixteen and a half inches high, Is the work of Tiffany & Co., New York, and was offered as a price to the men's singing societies of Germany and competed for at a modern "Meis tersinger" contest just held in Frank furt-nm-Maln. Emperor William originated this sirring contest am', gave the principal prl*:o. Among the other notable prise.« offered for the festival is this Pagen steelier silver vase. Its decorations are \S5 — THE PAGEXSTECBER VASE. all expressive of the purposes of the gift and the sentiments associated with it. The body of the vase is carried by dolphins over curling and foaming waves, signifying that it came from across the sea. Indian trappings and ornaments and the stars and stripes intwined about the handles symbolize its place of origin. Among the notable artistic features of the vase are beautifully wrought bas-reliefs of the heads of the German and American bodies politic—Emperor William II. and President Roosevelt alro the head of Prince Henry, whose visit to this country so greatly fostered the friendship of the two nations. The bas-reliefs are surrounded by the re spective insi-.:nias of oMce—the crown, the president's dag and the tied rods, symbolizing the powers of government. Under the emperor's head is the mot to he chose for these festivals— "Im Liede Stark. Deutsch Bis Im Mark" (Strong In Song, German to the Mar row). On the obverse are the joined eagles of Germany and America. Mr. Albrecht Pagenstecher, the donor of the vase, is a member of the Arion and Liederkranz clubs of New York. He is deeply interested in the German singing societies and through his lib erality has done much for their ad vancement. NOTED ENGLISH PRELATE. Cardinal Vansban, Head of the no« man Catholle Church la England. Cardinal Vaughan, head of the lto mati Catholic church In England whose recent Illness eausod much alarm in the church and among his friends, lias been archbishop of West minster since 1892, when lie succeeded the late Cardinal Manning, and cardi nal since ISf'l. Cardinal Vaughau is n member of an old and distinguished English Catholic family which has given many able men m ïv* m SC. »<• .sm cardinal vau oh an. to the church. All of his brothers he ran:: e pries:«. 1*1« early career w: s that of :: suldler. in which he follow, eis father. Colonel VauJian. He vol unteered for the Crimea and served irlth credit there. Cardinal Vaughan is a man of im pressive presence, a fine speaker and a great organizer. He visited the United States in 1871. The cardinal is in his »venty-second year. GIBSON THE ABTI8T. HOW SUCCESS CAME TO THE CRE ATOR OF THE "GIBSON GIRL" Began Uta Career With Leaa Thaa Three Yeara of Art Inatrnetlon. Earljr Strände« of the Beat Paid Illnatrator la the World. Charles Dana Gibson, tbe artist wbose scries of pictures illustrating "The Education of Mr. Pipp" bas just been dramatised and will be soon produced on tbe stage, is probably the best paid illustrator in the world,. as be receives $1,000 iter week for a single picture in a New York periodical. He is today one of the most popular drafts men in black and white, his artistic rank being as freely recognised in En rope as in America. in the popular mind Mr. Gibson is, above all things, identified as the cre ator of the "Gibson girl," and it may well be that he owes much of his suc cess to this favorite type, which is gen erally taken to symbolize the acme of American beauty und refinement The "Gibson girl" became popular upon the publication In New York in the fall of lSt)4 of the first collection of Mr. Gibson's drawings. Tbe book was a large folio containing a number of the artist's best cartoons, with a characteristic sketch of the American girl on the cover. The public received it with great favor, and the critics addi^l their approval. The vogue of the "Gibson girl" has continued, and she lins appeared in several volumes since lu r debut in 1S94. While the "Gibson girl" was un im portant factor in the making of Mr. Gibson's artistic success, It was not the primary cause, lie believes in his art ami also believes In himself. That is the keynote of his character and. tak en in conjunction with his unusual gifts, is the explanation of his remark able success. Young as he is—he is only in Ills tlilr ty-slxth year— lie lias been famous for the past dozen years, although It is within the latter half of that period that the fullness of artistic reputation lins come to him. Yet his has been no royal road. He has worked hard and bas known the bitterness of disap pointment, the humiliation of rejection and tiie pain of deferred hope. But he held on his way, profiting by the'disci pline of adversity, encouraged by the admiration of Ills friends and helped by that impersonal criticism that com pels the artist to bring out the best that Is in him. Charles Dana Gibson was bom at Roxbury. Mass. He came of good CHAULES DANA lilBSON. American stock. th> m tie members of the family i a . .:i , gen .-rally combined physical strcugtb lurked intel lectual traits. Gibson himself, stand ing over sis feet u:iU of powerful frame, is a typical specimen of his race. When but three weeks old his futher se: tied at Flushing. X. Y„ so the future arust grew up to all Intents and pur] <es a Xew York bay. Air. Gibson denies that he was ever a java.hfal prodigy or that he ever display d a precocity for art. but he did make pic tures or attempted to make them when he was still a boy. When he was sev enteen he attended the classes of the Art Students' league, Xew York. Two years In the league and a few months later at Julien's atelier in Par is was the sum of Gibson's artistic ed ucation so far as It was acquired In tbe professional schools. When he got out of the art school, though not yet twenty, he took a stu dio hi Xew York and began to turn out pictures. Iiis experience was far from encouraging. Many a man has served a harder apprenticeship than did Gib -nn. but his probation was sufficiently trying. Xo doubt his early setbacks went to strengthen his equipment. He tells that he visited every publishing house in Xew York. Everybody he met was very polite. They even were pleasantly familiar, but none of them wanted his work. His first svccess came when a drill i ng was accept< d by an art editor, w! .• Invited young Gibson to submit o:l specim-ns of !.is wer':. The story told that the young man immédiat offered • «loa n draw!«:-«, which w not un!:' idly >'<•"lined "'r>re were o er re'm.Ts aal dis —dntments store, hat the worst wn tiassed. W in a yar 1:1« pen a were In demand. In a publishers w -r» cor work and lie had not v *t reached ! twenty-fi'tli year. Mr. Gibson was married In ISO' to Miss Irene Langborne, a Virginia girl, who counts many prominent Xew Yorkers among her relatives, anions them the Vanderbllts. She U popular la New York's exclusive social set. 1 Ink skete f w years m for FIGHTING THE FEU0S. General Howard'« Remedy For Ken tacky'a Mnrderoa« Vendetta«. General Oliver Otis Howard, U. 8. A., retired, one of 'the most picturesque characters of the civil war, who recent ly undertook to put a stop to tbe feuds of Kentucky by making a trip on horse back through tbe feud counties, is a firm friend of the mountain people. He made possible Lincoln Memorial university r ,t Cumberland Gap, Tenn., and his wisdom has been proved by ■cores of young men and women who have been educated and gone out from the university to Uvea of usefulness. General Howard believes that educa tion will stamp out feuds, but such ad vancement is slow In reaching the cab ins of the mountains, and be made bis trip as a sort of advance agent of edu cation. With the exception of Lieutenant General Schofleld. General Howard Is «8 Sä « OXMEBA L ,0. O. HOWAHD. the only commander of an independent army in the civil war now living. Be sides being an able and efficient officer who had the friendship and confidence of Lincoln, Grant, Sherman and Sher idan, he was known far and wide as the religious general, the officer who, although a warrior, was still a eon slstent Christian. Ha came of a family of hardy, pious Maine farmers, his father having had a largo farm at Leeds, After belli graduated with high honors at Bow doin college he entered West l'oint. When the first gun of the civil war was fired he was a professor at that Institution. He asked for leave of ab sence, but tills was refused. "Well, then, here is my resignation. My coun try needs me," said Howard. He re turned to Maine, and the governor of the state appointed liim a colonel in tin* Third Maine volunteers. By September, 1803. he had risen to the command of an army corps. Dur ing this time be had been in all the battles of the Army of the Potomac and had lost an arm at Fair Oaks. At Gettysburg Howard's troops held the cemetery, the key to the position. General Howard is still In excellent health and despite his seventy-three years looks younger than many a man of fifty. He became a major general In 1880 and was retired tn 1894. A COLORED BOY'S RISE. Ill I How \Vlll(:iin Plckena Enters I From Obscurity. William ricUans. the colored ' of Yale who sprang into pre:: recently by wlnnhv 1 : t •> V prise, the first t!:n • :i t history that a color d st j ried olV the highest bono I class. is the son of two I Carolina slaves. in ISai. when young Pickens was te n years old, his father moved to Lit tle llock. Ark., and h a-" !yot his first schooling. 'Io was an a: . s h :hir. and ora'.v i:icii'L> . Eyck ■ rsity's at has car f the junior "mer South after being continuously a; tl • h aid of v.iixjam ! for elgh • •»rian f iia-nt 111 t s lie w • high ar of hi preacher Alabama # woi.t to Tai.iuh „a cohere, working his way through, and was graduated from that institu tion in June of last year. Pickens went to Yale with fine recommenda tions for character and ability, which be has since sustained by taking high rank In his studies. JUDGE HOKE'S COURT •tody Bend J>ua lev Prat to Jill* Is Still W HAT is the cry that cornea to me an hour after mid uigbt, when the Red Dog saloon has been closed and 1 have sought my bed?" asked Judge Hoke of Sandy Bend as be open ed court and looked over his audience, "la It the cry of a hungry coyote, of a prowlln' wolf, of a steer which baa broken his leg in a stampede? Is it tbe cry of a night bird, a lost woman or a wounded man? "Three nights ago such a cry came to my ears as 1 dozed, and t felt shiv ers go over me. I got up, seized my guns and opened the door. There stood the critter who had uttered fbe cry, and as lie saw me he walled out ngaln " 'Jestice! Jestice! Jestice!' "Not to git anybody worked up to a nervous stab , let me tell you that Jack Taylor stood tlmr before me. Tbe cry bad come from his lips. Ile sits over thar on a bench, and his inug is famll lar to all of us. He's been hangln' around Sandy Bend for a matter of three years, and It's been glnerully be lieved that he was handy with a gun. I've been one who believed It. and when I think of it I could weep tears of chagrin. "Yes. Jack Taylor stood thar and wailed out that he wanted Jestice, and It was my opinion that he must have been terribly wronged. He tells what seems to be a plain story, r my judicial sympathies are aror nnd I issue a warrant for Redbea-: d Mike and tell the constable to br.ng him in dead or alive. "That's Mike over thar. He don't know oue end of a gun from a not! and every Chinyman In town i given him the boot a dozen times ov He's redheaded, but he hain't got in more tight In him than a jack rabbit "Jack Taylor tells tue that as he was goln' up the trail to his shack that night somebody holds him up with two guns under his nose and goes through liim for $10. lie recognizes that somebody as Redheaded Mike. He makes an awful struggle to save his dollars, but Is knocked dowu and left for dead. When I heard of that bold faced robbery and assault within eighty rods of this yere courthouse I made up my mind to give Mike sich a sentence as would make his hair JL m ! 1Ä m J m st "jestice! jestjck! jesttce!" curl In knots. lie was found by the constable and brought In yesterday, uud 1 don't think any of you are gaa ing at a desperado when you look ut him. "Now for the other side of the story. Mike was lookin' around for free drinks the other night when lie runs across .lac!:. Jack asks him to coin 1 up to his shack and play poker. Xo matter wlmt sort of a critter Mike is in other directions he's all right on poker. This court has tried lilin to Its sorrow. His trick In lioklin' full houses and fours Is simply remark able. He goes along with Jack. He hasn't a red cent, but lie has an old silver watch to make a pot on. Ile wins three on the very first pot. "Then two Chlnyuien drop In and see the rest of tbe game, and they both tell the same story. There's a live dollar pot on tbe table, and Jack gits threes and draws down to his baud and bets $1. Mike gets two pairs and draws another queen to make a full house, lie sees a dollar and goes one better. Tlicy see and raise, and when Jack finally calls lie's u beaten man. "The next pot is a leetle better for Jack, lie tands pat on an ace full, while Mike holds up three tens and catches the fourth. Then it was a good thing to see. Mike's watch and winnln's and clothes was In that pot. at:d so was .lack's money and his gnns. When the came he was a busted man and «-hills was galiupin* i;p and down his back. II" yells out that lie has been cheated, but the inymen swear that it was -i;i fair i y. Mike leav-'s a dollar un the : ii», accord!»* to I lay le. and s;.u.» • • ; off with the In la nee, and .!:»ek y lor cries out that he is a ruined t an and falls down in a lit. it was : fter he had recovered that lie comes .wling down to U d lav.: and 1 hear ! wail from the darkucss. • "eller citizens, thar 1> n > more to be t !. If any of vo l can't pee t! at Jack ' ; 'or is a sijuealcr yo i'v-> fo* • atcbes en your eyes Yon nr.sr a!«i realize the principle at stak 1 .'. Tli • n •!>!■• jraine of poker U tott -rin' to it* fall, or would be totterin* if this canrt wasn't here to extend a bracln' hand. V>'e may steal each other's loss»«, but we must not steal the foundation sloe:« of poker. The man who loses lias to pay. r:nd tbe loner wbo squeals can't abide men. "Jack Taylor, if jou had anything to pay with I'd fine you $V0 and costs, bat as you are busted all 1 can do ia to ad vise you to take a walk. Walk in asf direction, but walk fast and keep goto'. If you abow up in Sandy Bend ag *ln within a year I won't be responsible for what may happen. "Mike, stand up. You've got all tbe money and Jack's gun besides. In haven't done anything to be fined tor, but you've got to pay $6 costs alia* aamee, and I'll take advantage of the occasion to observe that if you'll drop around to the Red Dog saloon this evenin' I'll start a little game for your benefit and do my best to take them shooters off your bands. That's all, and court now stands adjourned." M. QUAD. telplea«. £ "Say, Sally, s'posln' I was to. kiss ye?" "What could I do. Hiram? You're hoklin' both my hands."—San Francis co Examiner. Slant Sot Go Too Par. "I believe," said the eminent actor, "that I shall Inaugurate a regulation at my performance by which no per son who comes In after the play has begun may take his seat until tbe close of the first act. What do you think of that plan?" "it may work all right." said the can did friend, "so long as you do not am plify it and try to compel your au dience to stay in their Beats until tbe close of tbe play."—Judge. Trposrapli leal. It was her first year in school, and she had scampered among the company from one to another proving she could spell cat. "How do you spell cat again?" asked a visitor. "C- A -T. cat." "Wry fine. But how do you spell kitten "Just the same, only with small let ters," was the quick reply.—New York Times. Terrible Tommy. "What a nice, big boy you are, Tom my," said the pleasant voiced neighbor. "I'm big, all right," said Tommy, "but I ain't nice." "Don't you want to be called nice? That's very strange! My Géorgie is never happier than when people allude to him as a nice boy." "An' I can lick him with one hand tied behind me!" said terrible Tommy. —Cleveland Plain Dealer. Anchored. A little chap four years of age met with the misfortune to have his hat blow Into the river. When he reached home his father said to him : •'It's a wonder you didn't blow over board too." "I couldn't." was the quick response. "I was fastened to my foet!"—Presby terian. A Thrltllnw Novel. "LIzette," said Mrs. GoUlrlch to her maid. "I wish you would run up to my room, get the novel on my writing desk, cut the pages, take It back to Miss Bookbides, present my compli ments and thanks and tell her the story aroused my most profound Inter est."—Philadelphia Ledger. llere'a lloplair lie Won't Urt Arretted Caterby— What are you doing In town? I thought you were living in the country, playing golf, plngpong, tether ball ami going to dances. Peterkin— 1 am. But I have to come to town occasionally to get rested.— Detroit Free Press. Dot She'a Snfc. "Sirs. Talkyerblind can say some of the most cutting things." "Yes. If she could only keep her tuoutb closed for live minutes, you could have her arrested for carrying concealed weapons."—Life. Ilia Humble QualMeatlaaa. "The old man doesn't speak any for eign language, does he?" "Xo. lie's just a plain, downright honest, no style, bard werkln', money makln'. family supportin' American!" —Atlanta Constitution. A Dark Secret. 00 4$ / Jahna', (convalescent after a surfeit of green apples) —S-sh, Jiinmie, they think I wus just greedy; but. between you an* me. I done it ter commit sui < lde!—Chicago American.