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It was a memorable and historic occa
sion when Secretary of State John Hay
rose to deliver his memorial address to
the memory of William McKinley. At the
Capitol, the officers of the Government,
both houses of Congress and the nation's
guest. Prince Henry of Prussia, had as
sembled to pay the national tribute of re
spect to the martyred President. The
hour demanded a fitting message, and the
orator of the day proved equal to the de
mand. In an. earnest, dignified address,
full of lofty eloquence, Mr. Hay paid a
tribute that will live as long as the name
of McKinley— and even lend to that hon
ored name an added luster in the days
when personal memory is passed away.
Mr. Hay's speech is i model of modern
oratory— not indulging in extravagant
r-ulogy or ill-starred f.'ghts of rhetoric,
Lu.* paying a tender tribute at onxx mod-
William McKinley. < 'C
eta of his own broad creed. Whether we
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Tolstoi. • •
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satisfaction. He liked the mates no bet
ter than the skipper, and, having said as
much one day to the second onicer, had no
reason afterward to modify his opinions.
He lived a life apart, and except for the
cook, another martyr to fault-finding,
had no society."
"At Sunwich Port" Is a long series of
sketches tied together with a slight
thread of love 6tory. The primary motif
of the book is the feud between
two ceafaring men. Captain Nugent
loses his ship to his second officer
through an unfortunate accident in the
fog. when the captain, at the Court of
Inquiry, Is blamed and the first officer.
Hardy, is made captain. Nugent gets
another ship a little later, but he never
forgives Captain Hardy for having sup
planted him in his old position.
At the beginning of the story Kate Nu
gent and Jack Nugent are mere children,
but they take up the feud of the captain
against the Hardy boy and there aro
Kome very lively times at Sunwich Port.
The Hardy boy invariably comes out vic
torious, both as a strategist and as a
fighter of pitched battles, and succeeds
in making- matters most active for aft the
Nugent lamiiy — even including the cap
tain and his faithful steward, Wilks,
who left the ship with his master.
Finally young Hardy is sent by his
father to London to study and Jack Nu
gent, after making a failure in his efforts
to draw a salary without work in the
local bank, is shipped away as an. ap
prentice, but tinaliy deserts ship ana noth
ing more is heard of him until he shows
up in Sunwich Port years after with
I>lenty of experience but no* money.
In the meantime Kate has grown up to
be a line young woman and when young
Hardy returns to Sunwich Port to go into
partnership -with Mr. Adolphus Swann in
the ebist broking business, the youth im
mediately falls in love with the fair one,
who, as a little girl, used to pull his hair.
HarJy paw is still on the high seas as
captain of The Conqueror, but Captain
Kutrent has abandoned his active life to
settle down 'to one of domestic tranquil
lity on a small inheritance — to the dismay
of his sister and his daughter. The two
old ciUJtains are still as bitter as of old
and Miss Nugent also scorns the efforts
of Jem Hardy toward changing the
hatred of the past to a friendship for the
Young Nugent received such a frosty
greeting from, his parent upon his arrival
in the town that he has made no further
rffort io re-establish himself in his old
home, but has taken up his abode with
Kybird. tho sailer of second-hand clothes
for Sunwich Port, and goes to work as a
comnton laborer on the quay. All of
which in no way adds to the irate cap
tain's good humor.
Kybird knows of some property that
Jack Nugent is to Inherit, hence* his gen-.
eroslty in taking an interest in the young
man's welfare. The family of Kybird
Jinjilly agree that Jack would be a fine
catch for the fair Amelia Kybird; in
spit'? of the fact that she is already en
gaged to sir. Edward Silk, clerk, in the
firm of Swann & Hardy. With this idea
in mind thoy bide their time for an
auspicious moment when Amelia may be
able to hook the unsuspecting Nugent.
The opportunity comes one night when
Jack, returning from a convivial evening
with Jem Hardy, rushes headlong into
trouble with a speed only possible to a
yoiTiig man so carefree as himself:
He turned the handle of the door and. walk
leg in, discovered Miss Kybird entertaining
company in the person of Sir. Edward Silk.
"Kalloa," he said airily, as he took a seat.
"Don't mind me, young people. Go on Just
as you would if I were not here."
Mr. Edward Filk grumbled something under
his breath; Miss Kybird, turning to the in
truder with a smile of welcome, remarked
that she had Just thought of going to sleep.
"Going to sleep?" repeated Mr. Silk, thun
"Ye'a." Baid Mis« Kybird. yawning-.
• Mr. Ellk gazed at her, open-mouthed. "What,
with me 'ere?" he inquired. In trembling tones.
"Vou're not very lively company," said Miss
KybSrd. bending over her sewing-. "I don't
think you've epoken a word for the last quar
ter of an hour, and before that you were talk-
Ing of death warnings. Mad'e my flesh creep,
you did."
"Shame!" said Mr. Nugent.
"You didn't say anything to me about your
fleeh creeping," muttered Mr. Eilk.
"You ought to have seen it creep," interposed
Mr. Nugent, severely.
"I'm not talking to you," said Mr. Silk, turn-
Ing on him: "when I want the favor of remarks
from you I'll let you know." v
"Don't talk to ,my gentlemen friends like
that, Teddy." few Miss Kybird. sharply, "be
cause I won't have It. Why don't you try and
be bright and cheerful like Mr. Nugent ?'
Mr. .Silk turned and regarded that gentleman
steadfastly; Mr. Nugent meeting his gaze with
a pleasant Emlle and a low-voiced offer to give
him lessons at half a crown an hour.
"I wouldn't be like 'Im for worlds," Bald
Mr. Bilk, with a scornful laugh. "I'd sooner
be like anybody."
"What have you b»en easing to him?" in
quired Nugent.
"Nothing." replied Miss Kybird; "he's often
like that. He's got a nasty, miserable, jealous
disposition.. Not that I mind what he thinks."
Mr. Silk breathed hard and looked from one
to the otaer.
"Perhaps he'll grow out of It," said Nugent,
hopefully. "Cheer up, Teddy. You're young
"Might I arEfc," said "the solemnly enraged
Mr. Silk, "might I arsk you not to be so free
with my Christian name?"
"He doesn't like his name now," said
Nugent, drawing his chair closer to Miss Ky
bird' e. "and I con't wonder at It What shall
we call him? Job? What's that work you're
doing? Why don't you get on with that fancy
waistcoat you are doing for me?"
Before Miss Kybird could deny all knowledge
of the article in question her sorely tried ewaln
creeled a diversion by arising. To that simple
eot he imparted an emphasis which command
o<i the attention of both beholders, and draw
ing over to Miss Kybird he stood over her in
sn attitude at once terrifying and reproachful.
"Take your choice, Amelia," he said in a
thrilling voice "Me or 'im— which is it to
"Here, steady, eld man," cried the startled
Nup^nt. "Oo easy.",
"Me or Mm?" repeated Mr. Silk, In stern but
broken accents.
Miss Kybird p'.pjrled, and avoiding- his gaze,
lr>r.V«vi nrnrively at the f,-><5<*l hearthrug.
"You're making her blush." said Mr. Nugent
Fternly. "S!t down, Teddy. .I'm achamed of
you. We're both ashamed of you. You're con
fuFinc us dreadfully proposing to us both in
thf* wpy."
Mr. Silk regarded him with a scornful eye,
hut Mi.-s Kybird. bidding: him not to be fool
ish, punctuated her remarks with the needle.
p.nd a struggle which Mr. Silk regarded as
unrerirtly in tVe hiphest degree took place be
tween them for its possession. Mr. Nugent Be
cured it at last, and brandishing it flerrely ex
torted feninine screams from Miss Kybird by
threatening her with it. Nor was her mini
relieved until Mr. Nu<rent, reniarkingi that lie
would put It bark In the pinctEhlon, placed it
in the I<r of Mr. K<3ward Silk.
Mr. Kyldrd and his wife, entering through
the Hhcp, were Ju*t In time to witness a rpirit
o<1 rer'nrrr.anre on the part of Mr. Silk, the
cherished iiurjKiso - r>f. which was to deprive
them of a lodijer. He drew .back as they en
tefM. and raisin? his vole* above Miss Ky
birfl's, b'uran to erplcln his ectlcn.
"Tedrty. I'm ashamed of you," said Mr. Ky.
t>lrd. rh*Hng his head. "A little joke like
thrt: a .little lnnercent joke."
"If it 'r<\ been s darnii^-need'e, noir "
besar Mrs. TCyblrd.
"All risbt," raid the Cssrer'.te Mr. Silk;
Silver Stream:
"He liked It even less than the bank.
The monotony of the sea was appalling
to a youth of his tastes, and the fact
that the skipper, a man who never spoke
except to fl"d fault, was almost loqua
cious with him failed to afford him any
Ccn^c^d by
is a world of fun in W. W.
I Jacobs' latest book, "At Sunwich
| Port," just published/ by Charles
| Scribner's Sons, New York. Those
JL who have read "Many Cargoes" or
some others of Mr. Jacobs' humorous
bits will understand the treat that they
have before them. "At Sunwich Port" is
a man's book, but still it is so good In
its way that it cannot fail to please some
members of the fair sex as well.
Mr. Jacobs now stands well near tha
top as one of the humorists of the day.
He makes his point by suggestion rather
than description; a method both effective
and fascinating. For example, witness
th§ following paragraph telling of the
sensations of young Jack Nugent when
his sea-captain father, after observing
his son's failure as a bank clerk, places
the youth as apprentice on the bark
According to the original plan the cap
tain writes his son to meet him at the
house of Wilks. Jack goes, under the im
pression that here is an opportunity for
a reconciliation. According to the orig
inal plan the son is to drink some drug
ged wine and in the morning is to find
himself aboard the whaler and well out
at sea. According- to actual occurrence
and the reserve fund of Nathan Smith,
both father and son are drugked, and in
the morning Jack awakes in the bedroom
of the old steward with a splitting head
ache, while Captain Nugent comes to
himself in the forecastle of . Captain
Hardy's ship, which happened to be just
ready to san at that time.
The scene that ensues when Captain
Nugent, stowaway, meets Captain Hardy,
master, on the bridge o*"The Con
queror" may well be imagined. ,,-._
It is at this stage of the story that
young Hardy and Mr. Swann come to the
rescue with a scheme all of their own.
Nathan Smith also has a hand in this,
but clever as he is he finds more than a
match in the dapper senior partner of
the firm of Swann and Hardy. The firm
saves Jack from, becoming- a mem
ber of the Kybird family, and
incidentally wins the toleration of
the old captain, who has finally
succeeded io getting out of the fore
castle of 'T'he Conqueror" and back
again to his home; but it is only after
some very anxious moments and clever
The blustering old captain really has
the right sort of a heart back of his bluff
ways, and it is easy to see that the story
will end happily for all, but that fact
by no means lessens the interest of the
book. Mr. Jacobs shows himself a mas
ter in the art of character drawing. You
feel, by the time you have finished Sun
wich Port, that if the place really ex
isted you might go to the town, knowing
its inhabitants as intimately as if you
had lived among them for years. If you
wish good, wholesome entertainment
with a laugh for every minute, as the
comedy sign-bills read, you cannot af
ford to miss meeting these people that
Mr. Jacobs has created for our amuse
Nathan Smith, the boarding-house
keeper, is just the man to carry the af
fair oft with flying colors except for one
small point which Captain Nugent had
overlooked; he is old Kybird's best friend
and Amelia's godfather. His nature is
such, however, that he by no means re
fuses to help the captain in his distress,
but simply goes into the plan with an
other littie idea held up his own sleeve
as a reserve fund. He proposes to get
lhe captain's money for himself and do
the Kybird family a good turn at the
same time.
When Captain Nugent learns that his
son is to marry into the odious Kybird
family he is beside himself with wrath
and in order to save the family honor
from absolute perdition invents a won
drous plan. He c«dls to his assistance
his trusty steward, Wilks, who lives in a
modest way in a home of his own in
Fullalove Alley at Sunwich. The schem
ers arrange with a sailor boarding-house
keeper to find a berth for Jack on an out
going whaler; the idea being that a trip
in the Arctic for a year will probably
take all thoughts of the fair Amelia out
of young Nugent's head besides beating
a little common sense therein at the
same time. • „* 'V
"This," 6aid' Mr. Nugent, as he sat on his
bed that night to take his boots off; "this is
what comes of trying to make everybody happy
and comfortable with a little fun. I wonder
¦what the governor"!! eay?"
Mrs. Kybird, after a moment's reflection, ad
mitted that he was right, and, the chain of
memory being touched, waxed discursive about
her own wedding and the somewhat exciting
details which had accompanied it. AXter which
she produced a bottle labeled "Port wine"
from the cupboard, filling- four glasses,
celebrated the occasion in a befitting but sober
"He did," e&id Mr. Kybird, grimly; "and
I pretty near broke 'is 'ead for it. 'Arry Smith
is the one you're thinking of."
The stout lady in the chair gazed at the
couple fondly. "It reminds me of our wed
ding," she said, softly. "What was' it Tom
Fletcher said, father? Can you remember?"
" 'Arry Smith, you mean," corrected Mr.
"Tom Fletcher said something, . I'm sure,"
persisted his wife.
"Bar none," said Mr. Kybird, emphatically.
"I wasn't," said Mr. Nugent, truthfully. The
situation had developed so rapidly that it had
caught him at a disadvantage. He had a dim
feeling that, having been the cause of Miss
Kyblrd's losing one young man, the most ele
mentary notions of chivalry demanded that he
should .furnish her with another. And this
idea was clearly uppermost in the minds of her
parents. He looked over at Amelia, and with
characteristic philosophy accepted the posi
tion. /
"We shall be the Handsomest couple in Sun
wich." he said, simply.
"It's a bit rough on Teddy, isn't it?" in
quired Mr. Nugent, anxiously; "besides "
"Don't you worry about "im," said Mr. Ky
bird, affectionately. "He ain't worth it."
"So 'ave I," said Mr. Kybird. He shook
hands warmly with Mr. Nugent, and, patting
that perturbed man on the back, surveyed him
with eyes glistening with approval.
"Never mind 'im." said his wife, who was
Bitting- in the easy chair distributing affection
ate smiles between her daughter and the
startled Mr. Nugent. "Make 'er happy. Jack;
that's all I arsk. She's been a good gal, and
she'll make a good wife. • I've seen how it
was between you for some time." ',
Mr. Silk thrust him fiercely to one side,
and passed rasing through the shop. Tlv.'
sound of articles falling In all directions at
tested to his blind haste, and the force with
which he slammed the shop door was sufflcieut
evidence of his state of mind.
"Well, upon my word," said the staring Mr.
Kybird; "of all the outrageyous "
" 'ave it your own way. Let 'Melia marry
'im — I don't care — I jjive 'er up."
"Teddy!" said Mr. Kybird. in a shocked
vcice. "Teddy!"
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at closer intervals from now on— the next
play will be "The Tempest." For every
one of these plays care nas been taken
to select as the editor an authority who
Is by temperament particularly adapted
to the play- for which he is chosen. The
introduction to "Julius Caesar" Is most
full and cannot fall to be of the greatest
Interest and value to all Shakespearean
scholars. It considers every phase of this
Literary Notes.
The A. "Wessels Company will publish
immediately "The Progression to Immor
tality," by Henry S. Brooks. Mr. Brooks
iias written from a new standpoint on
this ever mysterious and all absorbing
subject— the eternal question, on whica
every one who has really lived must have
asked and asked again tor light.
- The June Overland Monthly, which is
especially large and attractive, includes
the following: "Peter Jawn" (story), Dy
Herman Whittaker, illustrated by Scaniey
Armstrong; "A Three Months' Outing Id
Three Sta«e3 for Thirty-Three Dollars"
(article), by J. Edgar Koss; "Korea, tho
Pigmy Empire"* (article), by W. K. Grif
ns; "Klogh; the Story of an Oyster" (sci
entific fiction), by P. L. Washburn. A. M.
(concluded); "The- Sacred Furnaca of ilon
War" (.article), by Harriet Quimby; "A
Business' Proposition" (story), by Helen
E. Richardson; "In Quest of Bohemia"
(story), by Alfred Galpin.
Edward EL Mitchell, the San Francisco
publisher of Pacific Coast Souvenirs, has
added a new and interesting set to his
collection of colored post-card*. This set
"of ten Includes some of the well-known
aid striking views of California— Yoaem-
Ite Falls, Natural Bridge at Santa Cruz,
Capltola. Hotel and beach, Sioux chief.
Standing Bear; University of California,
"Tbo Quad," Leland Stanford Jr. Univer
sity, Three. Brothers. Yosemit* Valley;
Vernal Falls. Yosemlte Valley; Fallen
Monarch, Maripoaa G&>ve, and log cabin.
Saripoea Grove. The set sells for 25
o*nta. . *J
Tba QwrtaxA Monthly na» In pxepara
tkSa a Bre* Harta memorial number for
fi*pt«sb*r that prorai*ea wolL Mr. Harta
IVUtati first editor oX the Overland,
wsJcn, of course, adds Interest to the
forthwm^ir number. The magazine Is
ra. tinning pn posalbl* data cono*rnlng this
T f i^f»H mu who rooently died in Eng-
Sad aad th# idea 1* to present th* best of
hla storl** and poems, fully Illustrated.
yktM nuxob*r Is also to have soxn* of th*
fees* •tories by tn* oontrlbutors to the- first
y>ip^w^ of to* Overland, together with
their portraits. It Is the Intention to
make th* lsau* a memorial to th* early
literary workers of tha coast. Fao-aimllea
ct Hart*'* manuscripts, signature, his
ftr»t printed production, etc., will b* given,
Dr. TBAodor* Ik Ouylor. who now. In
Us tUX year, 1m living In Brooklyn, the
•oen* of his many year* of labor as a pas
tor, 1* to put f orth th'T fall through th*
Baker & Taylor Oo. two books of great
Interest and importance. Tho first of
thee* wQl be "Reminiscence* of a Loaar
Lilfe.** For a number of years Dr. Cuyler
has been urged by his friends and ad
mirers to publish an autobiography. This
h* has been unwilling to do, but now h*
has compromised with a volume- of remi
niscences. It will amount to a summing
up of the more Important and Interesting
events and Incidents of his life. The book
will contain sketches of his boyhood, his
college life, his first trip to Europe, fa
mous personages be met abroad and recol
lections and stories of famous persona in
fb»« country. Dr. Cuyler's long life of
most active service, his. association with
great men and great events, his Intimate
acquaintance with the greatest preachera
of this half century will all contribute
greatly to the- value and Interest of this
volume. r"~A
_Hls second book will b« "Help and Good
cGser," a series of brief me3sage3. Dr.
Cuyler has ever been at his best in tha
role of a friend to the sorrowing and the
troubled, and to this day possesses all
the cplritual strength and optimism which
have made his Ufa so vigorous and help
A literary friend one* told Julia Mar
lowe that if she could write with th^
same spirit and descriptive power that
characterize her conversation she would
be able to make a book that would prove
Intensely readable. Whether Miss Mar
lowe \took the compliment to her conver
sational powers very seriously or not, she
at least treasured up the remark a3 to
how one might make a spirited book, and
is putting it in practice in preparing her
forthcoming volume, "Six Girls From
Shakespeare. " It will be her first book,
and naturally she is eager that it will do
her tome credit. She has been studying
the subject, which relates to the historic,
literary and artistic traditions which lin
rer around the six Shakespearean hero
ines that she has played— namely, Juliet.
Viola, Imogen, Beatrice. Rosalind and
Maria— for a long time and has the mate
rial at her fingers' ends. It is in the
shaping up of it that she is now engaged,
.and the book, far from being written. Is
being dictated. On three mornings of the
week a stenographer comes to her apart
ment and takes her dictation while she
speak3 from rough notes for two or three
hours. "When he leaves he has from two
to three thousand words in his note book,
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though they had been walked over by a
brood of Inky and nervous hens. , The
stenographer departs with tho amended
copy and spends more or less prayerful
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next day he brings It back, and by that
time it is In something like the form that
the actress intends it ultimately shall be.
But still more correcting, interllnlnj
and adding are done, with the result thai
the next day a third copy of her material
Is submitted to Miss Marlowe. This on*
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no means certain that a fourth will not
be demanded by subsequent chasjres. In
this way she is able to put into definita
shape about 5000 words a we**, and sb*
says she has to thank Mlas Jeaniwtt*
Gilder for the hint which sh* ts followta*
out In the preparation of n*r book.
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