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I Mrs. Ethel Watts Mumford Thought Not, and Broke Marital
Chains That Bound Her Too Tightly.
Now She Hns Pound a Husband Who Promise Devotion
and Freedom to f ursuc Her Literary Duties
H to Any Extent She May Desire.
To love, cherish and obey!
Is this a promise to bo kept to the
last letter? Does It mean even the
sacrificing of a talent under dictation?
Must tho woman glvo up the natural
I gift at tho bidding of tho man, though
I It may not provent her from loving
and from cheilshlng?
"No!" said Mrs. Ethel Watts Mum
H ford, most omphattcnlly.
I "Decidedly yes!" retorted George
Dana Mumford, lawyer and capitalist
and lately tho husband of Mrs. Mum.
H ford, ono of New York's most talented
H and Bucccssful woman writers.
H Can n woman who writes he, at tho
enmo time, n good wife and n good
I A motller? Can a woman dovoto herself
H " to art and her homo at ono and tho
H samo time?
"Certainly I " declared Peter Geddos
H Grant, broker and lover,
HJ Mrs. Mumford agreed with him very
HJ decidedly. So now tho marrlago of
HJ Mr. Grant und Mrs. Mumford follows
HJ quite naturally on tho heels of Uio
HJ celebrated divorce caso of Mumford
HJ ts. Mumford.
HJ Ethel Dickinson Watts was ono of
HJ tho most talented daughters of tho
HJ south when she met Gcorgo Dana
HJ Mumford. Horn In New York herself,
HJ shfi'Mvas still the high type of south-
HJ ' em girl that her mother, Mrs. D. G.
HJ Watts, mdant her to bo. Sho( was
HJ tall, athletic, witty, vivacious, bcnutl-
HJ fill, clever.
HJ Her mother, a woman of wealth,
HJ saw that tho daughter's natural gifts
HJ were not neglected. She had a, fine
HJ education, and then was sent to Paris
Hi to llnlsli. She studied painting tin-
HJ dcr Dcnjamln Constant; sho spent a
A year traveling In Europe and tho
M orient. There was another year In
H Japnn, a long stay In the South seas,
HJ Journeys to the booth and west In tho
H United States, and visits In Mexico
HJ and Ccntrnl America.
J When Miss Watts got back to Now
York,' says tho World, of that city,
J sho was bubbling over with Ideas
HJ which sho longed to put down In lack
H and vhltp. And so there blossomed
H out ntio'tlier successful woman writer.
H Then came Mr. Mumford. lie was
HJ rich, good looking, a graduates of Co-
H lumbla, '89, and Harvard, '91, a mem-
H bcr of hnlf a dozen smart clubs, and
H well known toclnlly In New York and
H in Tuxedo Uo fell head over heels
tho courtship and honeymoon, ngnln
asserted Itself. Tales of adventuro,
poems of tho sens, romances of far
away lands nil were seething In her
And so she took up her pen ngnln
and wrote.
Ono after another tho things enmo
Into being, only to bo striven for by
tho publishers. Hut proso and poetry
did not comprlso all tho brilliant girl's
talents. Sho would write n play und
sho did "The Scenario" nnd tho tnl
cntcd Annie Ilusscll presented It. It
was n story of Mexico and Paris noto
how the young wife kept closo to tho
scenes sho had visited beforo her mar
riage. And nil tho tlmo sho wrote and
wrote. Things were finished, only to
bo torn up and rewritten. Other ef
forts were destroyed, never to bo Been
by anyone. And all tho time, too, the
boy was growing bigger and bigger,
nnd needing more and more his moth
er's care.
Who shall say who began the trou
bio? If n vital household dlsputo arises,
either wlfo or husband must make the
sacrifice. It Is for tho outsldo world,
knowing nothing of what transpires
around the hearthstone, to say who
shall yield?
Mrs. Mumford wanted to Write. Mr.
Mumford didn't want her to write.
Thero was tho problem, lie wanted
IiIb wife to entertain, to go out with
him, to give him nil her spare time, to
spond her energies within her homo
and not between tho covers of the
Mrs. Mumford snld "No!" She In
sisted that she could bo a good wlfo
und u good mother, nnd still glvo rein
to her literary ambitions. Neither
sldo would yield. Thero were quar
rels. So, after live years of married
life, In 1899, Mrs. Mumford took her I
boy nnd left her husband alone In his I
Now York homo. As for her, sho went
to California and acquired a legal resi
dence there. Then suit for dlvorco
on tho ground of desertion was
brought by tho young wlfo; tho propor
papers wero served on Mr. Mumford.
Ho nppearcd by an attorney, but put
In no defense In 1901 Justleo Hob
bard, in tho superior court, Sun Fran
cisco, granted tho decree, and tho
young wife, freo now to write all sno
I TmnetwmiEFr , , PMS - v)i -1
B In lovo with tho tnlentod Krl, and
B sho thought sho loved him.
M T This was In 1894, when both wero
B very young. It was n quick, nrdent
B courtship nnd a beautiful wedding.
H Then a delightful honoymoon abroad
B and a icturn lo a beautiful homo, A
m llttlo boy was born two years later
H tho upplo of his fathor's oyo. It looked
m like a most happy union this' mar-
H rlage of tho brilliant southern girl and
H tho pol(shod 'varsity mun.
H Hut hero the Muses took a hand and
H upsot all theso pretty llttlo nhins of
B Dan Cupid. The joung wife's literary
B iout, temporarily laid aside during
pleased, went back to Now York -Ith
hor llttlo son, whoso custody tho court
allowed her.
Hut oven In Cnllfornfa, when tho
lawyers wero busy untying tho knot
tied so fow years boforo, Mrs. Mum
ford's pen was not Idle. She brought
out her first novol In California
"Dupes" published by the Piitnams,
and very successful. Thon followed
another novol, "White Wash," nnd
"Tho Cynic's Cnlendnr," published in
San Francisco.
In Now York Mrs. Mumford hegnn
writing ngnln, mostly stories for tho
leading inaKa.liniH, She took up her
residence with her mother, who Is rery
Meanwhile the divorced husband,
eager still for a homo, was not ldlo.
Hardly was tho Ink dry on the legal
decreo divorcing the two, when ho mot
Mrs. Claire Drake Butterfleld, widow
of tho Immensely wealthy Thcodoro
Duttcrflold, of Itochestcr. Six months
alter tho divorce was made public
Mrs. Hutterfleld announced her -engagement
to Mr. Mumford. In Juno,
1902, they were married nt the Church
of the Messiah, by Hov. Dr. Mlnot J.
Savage, assisted by Hov. Dr. Clay Mac
Cnwley. There wus n honeymoon
down at Mr. Mumford's country place,
and when they enmo back to town In
the autumn It was. to live Just across
Central park, where Mrs. Mumford
No. 1 lived with hor mother and her
little sou.
Forgotten, Mis. Mumfoid soon for
got. "I'll never marry again," she told
her friends, "unless a man comes
uloug who will not mind how much I
write nnd paint." hut they Inughed at
"Wnlt and see!" wns tho drift of
what the) snld In leply. "Thero are
men who wonl mind how much you
wrlto nnd paint."
They were right.
The man came nlong six months
ago, He was i'oter Lcavltt Grant, it
Scotchman, formerly of Granttowu,
Scotland, but now a member of the
New York brokerage firm of Leavltt
& Grant.
Ho was ohler thun Mr. Mumford uud
broader in his views. They met at
tho house of mutual fi lends tho rich
broker nnd tho benutlful young au
thoress. He wns Immensely taken
with her lltornry work and never
wcnrlcd of praising It to his friends
so different from Mr. Mumford, whom
It bored quite thoroughly.
Mr. Grant frankly told his friends
ho believed thero wero plenty of clover
women who could follow their talents
and nt tho samo tlmo bo good wives
nnd mothers. He hold that there
could ho no Incompatibility between
tho nrt of a woman and tho helpful
comeraderlo of the home.
Finally tho time enmo when ho felt
that ho could say this samo thing to
Mrs. Mumford. Ho did. His answer
wns n whispered "Yes," Just as tho
young collcgo man, Mumford, had re
ceived It 12 years before. Hut this
tlmo it was u moui qualified one.
With It went tho understanding
that tho brldo-to-bc-for-tho-second-tlme
could wtlto and paint nnd study JiiBt
ns much as sho pleased.
"That Is distinctly understood," re
plied tho gnllnnt Mr. Grant, nnd n fow
days ago tho engagement was an
nounced, "My daughter will keep on with lit
erary work," oxplalned Mrs. Watts,
tho mother, "Just us sho always has
done. There Is no reason whatever
why a woman ennnot bo n good wlfo
und mother nud nt tho samo time glvo
somo tlmo to hor tnlents.
"Mr. Grant understands tills per
fectly and Is Just ns Interested In my
daughter's success as wo tiro. He Is
very proud of what sho hns dono nl
ready and looks forwnrd to oven bet
tor things In tho futuro They havo
gono on u honeymoon In tho country
and In tho autumn thoy will sail for
Eurnpo to visit Mr. Grant's fnmlly lu
As for Mr. Mumford, ho wns seen
at his olllco and took tho nows of his
formor wife's engagement rathor test
ily. "Mrs, Mumford Is my divorced
wife," ho sail, "and I cannot discuss
hor affnlrs or hf coming marriage.
Sho Is no longer u part of my life."
Tho wedding took plnco on Satur
day, Juno 2, He v. Charles Townsend,
of Orange, N. J Mr. Grant's pastor,
olllclatlng. It wns a quiet llttlo home
ceremony at Mrs. Watts' house, only
members of the families being pres
ent. Horcaftor Mrs, Grant will divide
her time between Now Yorlc aud Scot-
land, but tho public can assure Itself
that fiction and adventure from the!
fluent pen of Ethel Watts Grant will1
be Jnst as frequent as It was from the
pen or Ethol Wntts Mumford.
And now Cupid, god of lovo, and
Clio, muse of literature, will ' walk
hand In hand.
Letter From a I
Self-Made Packer
To His Son
I'nrls, Juno 11, 190C.
Dear Potcy Whllo I nm not on tho
ground nnd cannot size up tho present
situation with eveiy eoutldcuco In my
Judgment, I think It would be wise to
clean up tho yards nud nil tho houses,
so as to bu ready for any Inspectors
or reporters who may ask to bo shown
through the plant. I may bo wrong,
hut probably It wouldn't hurt any
thing It iui wero to do u llttlo clean
ing up. You enn get Thomas Jefferson
Jnckson to do a week's whitewashing.
Ho can daub up enough fences lu that
tlmo to muko the cnttlo and hog pens
look fairly rlenti, und possibly he
rould llulsh In time to whiten up the
lutei lor of some of the rooms of the
I think It over, I guess It would
be n good Idea to clean tho doors In
all tho rooms. Natii'T.lly a great deal
or greaso will fall on the Moors In 10
or 12 years, and much of It will be
ground Into the wood uud saved.
Pieces of pork, beef, mutton nnd rind
and n great deal of laid, no doubt,
cover tho floors to a depth of six or
seven Inches lu places. This should
bu scraped up carefully aud tinned
, over to the olive oil department,
where It can ho placed In the vnts
I with oxalic ucld and fonnnldehydo.
I It can bo bottled as "Lu PIcha Ollvo
Oil. Quality Guaranteed bv the Ital
ian Government." Tho sediment can
I be used in tho bouoless chicken tie-
I Hero Is another thing you cun do:
Send for reporters from every pnper
In the city and glvo them n little talk
on food purity und similar rot, tell
what efforts we've made to kill germs,
nnd tell how for jours wo havo
sprayed tho walls, floors, tables, wag
ons and tools with fonnnldehydo In
order to bo certain of absolute cloan
llucss. lu pi oof of tho statement
show -them orr fonnnldehydo bills for
tho lust flvo or six eors. That'll con
vlnco 'em.
How Is tho egg business coming
along? I met n famous French chem
ist yesterday who showed mo n thing
or two nbout eggs, nnd I hnd nlways
supposed I know nbout ever) thing
worth knowing, I think wo can revo
lutionize tho egg business. This fol
low has a secret propitiation that pre
serves eggs for ns long ns seven years.
It's something wonderful. Hcst of nil,
this stuff Is cheap, costs only eight
cents a gallon, nnd n gallon Is enough
to preserve nearly n million eggs.
You need only one drop of the stuff
nud great care must bo observed not
to use more thnii ono, ns two ill ops
rniiBO the stomueh to lebel nud three
cnuso serious Illness und sometimes
death. However, wo must nil take
! chances In this world. This Fiench
( mnn hns Invented an Instrument with
which tho egg is puuctiuod. the pre
servative Injected nnd tho hole sealed
I havo offered htm $500,000 for hit
formula and Instrument, to becomt
my excluslvo property, and I think bt
will accept. Hint seems llko a largt
nmount of money, nnd II Is, but think
how soon It will come back, We will
save thousands and thousands of dol
Inrs in Ice, And when ho perfects It
so It can bo used on mout well, Inside
of a fow years tho phrase "cold stor
ngo" will bo deader than Chauncoy M
Depew, Your affectionate father,
John L. Snyder Will Be First Bed
Man Ever Admitted It Legisla
ture Approves Hill Bofore It
Graduate of Carlisle.
New York. John I Snyder, a full
blooded member oT tho Seneca tribe,
wilt bo the first Indian to pinctlco law
at the bur of the state of Now York,
It the governor appioves a bill which
tho leglslntuto has passed to authorise
tho state hoard of law examiners to
admit him to tho bar examination. As
Snyder Is not a citlrcu of the state, n
spctlnl art was necessary to enable
him to take the bar examination, and
this was luttoduced by Senator Albert
T. Fancher, who icprescnts the Fif
tieth district, of which Snyder Is n
resident. Tho young Sonera Is n pro
tego of Senator Fnnchcr, who Is a
(Full-Wooded Seneca Indian Who May
Soon Practice Uiw In Now York.)
wealthy bachelor largoly Interested In
oil wells.
In tho formidable Indian league of
tho Six Nations, which once hold In
subjection the territory extending from
-tho Hudson to Uiko Suporlor nnd from
the St. Lawrence to tho Delaware, tho
Seneca nation played a prominent
part. When tho leaguo wns Anally
broken nud its members scsred af
ter tho revolutionary war tho whlto
men took possession of Its lands und
tho remnant of the hcneca tribe was
finally settled upon a resprvutlon nonr
Salamanca, In Cntlarnugus county.
The Scnccns still live on this rosorvn
tion us a tribe, retaining their tribal
customs and traditions. At tho samo
tlmo they havo adopted much from
tho civilization which surrounds them,
und thoy minglo freely and on equal
terms with their whlto neighbors.
In the veins of tho young Seneca
lawyer runs somo of tho oldest nnd
purest blood In America. Tho lino of
his descent goes back to the times bo
fore Columbus crossed tho Atlantic
and Is lost In the traditions of his
rare. Of ull the Indian tribes tho Six
Nations wero the proudest and their
merciless league represented the ex
treme advance of Indian statecraft.
Snyder Is 28 years old, six feet la. ""JBhI
height, with an athletic figure and the' i '.&BB
case of bearing that Is conferred by IB
his descent through centuries of forest , HHJ
ancestry. Ho lives on the reservation JBBI
with the 2,700 other members of hli .. BB1
tribe. Ho married n Seneca girl and HHJ
they have two children. HHJ
Several members or tho Seneca tribe B
havo risen to distinction In the call- B
i Ings or civilization. Gon. Ely Parker, - H
, who served ns n civil onglncor on the JHHJ
staff of Gen. Grant and who copied HHJ
from Grant's notes tho famous terms BB1
of surrender which wero given to Gen. HHJ
Lee, wns n full blooded Scnern and n B
graduate of tho Albany Normal school. H
i Oscar Snyder, father of tho applicant B
for admission to tho bar, was a school- H
i mnto of James S. Whipple, state for- B
est, fish nnd gnmo commissioner. Ho H
was killed In a railway accident. i B
I His son was educated at tho Carlisle! B
Indian school, nnd he is now studying H
law in an olllco In Salamanca. Ho Isi B
permitted to practice In tho pcaco- B
makers' court, which is tho Indian H
court on tho reservation and which H
corresponds to tho county court In tho H
Judicial plan or tho state. He ennnot B
tnko tno icgulnr stuto bar examination H
without an enabling net because ho Is B
not a cltlen. B
Ho might abandon hli tribal relation
nnd becomo n citizen wero it not for H
tho fact that by leaving his tribe ho j
would sacrifice his Interest In tho
tribal possessions, which are held In M
common. A bill Is now pending In H
congress to dlssolvo the tribal relation M
of tho Scnccns and to mako them all M
cltlrons. When this bill becomes ' a H
law tho tribal property will bo dl- M
vldcd among tho members of tho tribe M
nnd each Senccn will havo about 2,000 M
with which to start on his career of M
Independence. Snyder therefore finds B
himself placed in n dilemma. If ho HBI
waits until tho property is allotted ho HBl
will bo too old to becomo a member HBI
or tho stato bar, and If ho anticipates HHl
his citizenship by leaving his tribe he HHl
will Iosq his share or tho tribal lands; HHl
Senator Fauchcr's bill opens a way jHH
out ot this difficulty by providing that IBBJ
Snyder may bo examined for tho bar,' HHl
"notwithstanding the fact that said MB1
Snyder Is not n citizen, provided thatj jHHJ
nt tho time of applying for admission BB1
lo such examinations ho shall be oth-' HHl
rrwlso qualified to tnko tho same nnd JBB1
shall comply with tho rules of tho HJ
court or appeals and or the stato board JHH
or law examiners in rcsr t thoretn; jHH
nnd upon passing such c .mlnntlon' jHJ
tho snld Snyder bhnll bo rJnilttcd to HBI
practice lnvv in this stnto with the M
samo powers nnd subject to the snme HH
duties ns if he woro a citizen." j HHJ
Friendly rclntlnns exist between the'
Scnccns nnd their white neighbors,) . HH
some of whom havo been adopted Into H
the trlbo as a mark of esteem. Com- H
mlssloncr Whlpplo wns thus adopted a) : M
row weeks ago at a rorm.il ceremony, HH
which was a great event on tho res- M
ervntlon. Ho received tho Indian M
nnmo or Odonjen. Tho ceremony of, HHJ
ndoptlon was frequently practiced by . HH
the Indians ns a means of supplying j
tho losses caused by their constant M
wnrfare with each other, and many Jt
whlto prisoners In tho early dnys owed HBI
their lives to adoption.
Petersburg. 111. The structure
tnown as "Lincoln's Old Store" which,
mtll recently stood in tho rear or the
rilshop building here, Is doplctod In
the Illustration. It was first erected
it Now Salem, and wns occupied by
Lincoln as n store from 1832 until
1835. In It the futuro president stud
led law and mastered tho intricacies
3f mnthematlea without a teacher;
and whllo ho occupied It ho also laid
out the City of Petersburg and mnny
near by towns. Hobeit nishop, of this
city, bought tho structure In 183(1 and
moved It here. Lincoln himself assist
ing in tho operation. It was used for
n gunshop for somo time. Subsequent
ly, when Mr. Bishop erected his brick
structure, tho "Lincoln store" was Jt
i pushed to tho renr. Hcllc hunters hnd HIJ
carried off much of tho old building, HHJ
and n storm wrecked tho roof, so that M
Its demolition becomo necessary. HHJ
Mi i l&tf . m
SM 1 a I, ME? ,Jl 1$
In the Illustration Is shown tho win
ning design tor tho palace of penco nt
The Haguo, which Is to bo erected by
Mr Cnrni'gle. The winner is L. M.
Coulonnler, of Lille, France, who has
been awarded 3,000 for his work, in
all :i,038 drawings woro sent in, uud
but ono prko lomes to Amoilcu, How
nrd Gieenley nnd II. 8. Olln, of New
Yoik, being awarded 7C0.
Tho winning design Is nn excellently
executed concept tou of u northern
, ifA?
French chateau. Tho mnlu building Is rjj&
llnnked with high towers, two of Kwv
which uru nt either end of the facade,' iwK
und tho chief feature of tho Interior SjJ
will be a magnificent "hnll of arbltra- rf5r
Hon," where tho peace conferences awl
will bo hold. mM
Mr. Coulonnler, who is 18 years of Hl
ago, already has nchleved distinction 'M
In architectural drawing, for lu 1S85 H
ho won tho first prUo for tho Amatcr- B
dum bourse. For the palace or peace , Hfl
plans 217 architects competed. v ,BBJ
rmi,w wumwn nl II i MJLLJll''iIUI'(rJlHBMILlllilUiHBBBBB

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