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lIM " -^i^ p • w^^tw^m^mw^ CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE MANY PARODIES ON THE STORY RUNNING IN CENTURY Jacob Riis' "Battle of the Slums" Soon to Be Published—Theodore Irwin's Wonderful Private Library—Former St. Paul Resident Writes of the Great Disaster at Mont Pelee. The "Confessions of a Wife," drag ging their weary, dreary length along in the Century, have been productive of more parodies, more humorous hits and criticism generally than anything in the literary line save and except ing the effusions of Mary Mac Lane, if they can be classed In the category of things literary. If the confessions of Mama reilect truthfully the domes tic life of the majority of married couples, no one should wonder at the multiplicity of divorces or the report ed matrimonial unhappiness of so many mismated couples. Apropos of the "Confessions," there is a very good letter in a current literary paper ad dressed to Mama, and signed by a ■woman who makes some very excel lent points. It begins: "Have you very nearly finished, for if not the Swampside reading circle wish to wait upon you in private each armed with a hat pin. We really cannot stand you uny longer. Has anybody told you that you are a goose? Dana was all right •when you married him. * * * It was yours to rest and refresh and .inspire him and be content if he some times had something on his mind be side your marvelous self. But, no, you chose to nag,.to weep and dissect and poke into his inmost soul what time you were not unraveling your own nervous system, and we only wonder the poor fellow stayed at home as long as he did. Men do not enjoy having their emotions pulled up by the roots every few hours and examined under a microscope * * *" The writer re fers to the many notes that Mama wrote her husband, in fact he was very fortunate not to find one in his coffee cup—there was almost always one on his pillow. Mama's critic says it is not pleasant for a man to have to drag a note out from his overcoat collar as he runs to catch a car or as he lays weary head upon his pillow at night to place said ear upon a pin that is securely fastening a tender, but complaining, epistle from his wife. She represents herself almost con ,.stantly as wearing a red wrapper and in her hand a tear-stained "wipe" (as they say somewhere), and great re proachful eyes fixed upon the unhappy Dana, who only asked to smoke his pipe and read his paper in peace. The last sentences of this letter are very severe, but no one who has read the confessions is likely to think the lan guage too strong: "If your 'Confes sions,' " says the writer, "will only keep some of this autumn's brides from making the sad wreck of life that you have done through your consummate selfishness you will not have gotten on to the nerves of a long-suffering pub lic in vain." It will be remembered that when these confessions were be gun it was announced that they were the real experiences of a woman some where who was so anxious to remain unknown that no one save the editor of the Century knew her identity. Let us hope that she may read the letter mentioned above and other criticisms that have told Mama many home truths, and be governed accordingly. In several different ways she has been advised to dispose of the red wrapper, the tears and to brace up. Perhaps even yet it might be possible to bring Dana back to his allegiance, and if she gets him and will take the advice of a good guesser she will keep him so busy wondering what she is going to do next that he will not spend one evening away from home for fear of missing something. A New Book by Riis. A book which will arouse much in terest and find many readers is in pre paration by the Macmillan company and will be published shortly. It is "The Battle With the Shim," by Jacob A. Riis, the w rell known slum worker of New York and author of "How the Other Half Lives." Mr. Riis is not a dreamer or mere theorist, but as every one knows, has labored for years, and had the actual experience In slum ■work without which theories are of but little value. His last book, "The Making of an American," while in teresting and containing much good matter, was marred by an apparent, but perhaps not real, egotism, mani fested by chapter headings such as "How I Arrived," "I Buy a Dog," etc., of which the volume is full. The new book is in a way a complement of his first work, and tells of labor among the boys and girls and the first steps they take on the broad road to ruin. He gives an account of decent homes that can be found in the tenement district, condition of home life among the very poor, and recent steps which have been taken to connect the public schools with social settlement work and associations for neighborhood im provement. A story apropos of Mr. Riis' work was told lately by one of the feminine slum workers who had charge Of the fresh air parties of children that each year go into the country. One lit tle girl was taken into the settlement to be given a preliminary bath, and the young woman found that all her clothes, except her dress, were sewed on her. She was ripped up for the bath tnuch to her horror, and remarked: "My, but won't my ma be mad, she's Just sewed me up for the winter 1" - A Private Library. Robert F. Roden tells in the current Saturday Review of a wonderful pri vate library once owned by Theodore Irwin, of Oswego, N. V., of which very little has appeared in print, and which a few years ago passed into the pos session of J. Pierpont Morgan by pri vate sale. Mr. Irwin was a bibliophile of a rare order and the collection re flects his individual taste as well as a catholic love for the best literature. Among the rare things in this library Is what Is known as the Glbbs Bible. It is interleaved Avith profuse illustra tions, and is of more than sixty .volumes folio, each volume so heavy that it can hardly be lifted. It is the most extensively illustrated Bible in existence and of course of priceless value. Some idea of it can be gained from the fact that it weighs over 1,600 pounds, and was amusingly referred to once by a preacher who spoke of it is a bible that weighed three-quarters of a ton. When the library passed into the hands of Mr. Morgan, Mr. Irwin J-etained this wonderful Bibbs Bible, so jt still remains in Oswego. Among other treasures new owned by Mr. Morgan in this collection, is a manuscript "Book of Hours," which Was bound for Henry the Eighth- a copy of Watson's "Passionate Cen tury of Love," a book that is the envy of book collectors everywhere and of Which this is one of only five copies kpown to exist. There is a thirteenth ■Century Latin Bible which is written on silky vellum; an Italian "Officium," written and painted in 1480, containing thirteen miniatures and still in its or iginal red morocco binding; the "Romance of the Rose" Is another precious manuscript of the time of Charles IX. The latter consists of 154 ' pages of vellum ornamented with thirty-eight miniatures in gold and colors. It was sold once for $1,160, and Mr. Irwin paid much more for it. Among priceless English books there is Ben Jonson's "Every Man in His Humor," with the date 1601, which is that the- first edition and exceed ingly rare. These are but a few speci mens of this extraordinary collection now in the possession of Mr. Pierpont Morgan, who is rapidly buying up everything that is for sale. It is not stated where he has placed the books, but it is presumable that they are in his New York city house. Nature Books. The many books devoted to garden and gardening seem to have been the initiative for as many more relating to nature with a large N. One of the most unique is a story recently writ ten by Mis 3 Violette Hall, entitled "Chanticleer; a Pastoral Romance." The one who tells the story is a wom on who has been burned out of her home, and she and her husband de cide to live a la Thoreau and get along not only without luxuries, but to re turn to the most primitive,manner of living. So they set up a shanty for a house, reinforced by two staterooms from a wrecked boat, and there they live close to nature and the book is of their adventures. They have no orna ments, no kitchen pans, very few clothes, and each meal consists of a single dish, for which they grow their own food. In this way they are free from the conventionalities and live as much like savages as possible, which, in a book is quite a blessed thing, but it is doubtful whether in reality it would be worth while. This singular couple are quite content with the trees, birds, moon, stars, and the changes of the seasons, and above all they rejoice in their dearth of neigh bors, which relieves them of the neces sity of caring what other people think about them. In the end other persons come to imitate them, but quickly tire, so the original nature lovers are left to enjoy their solitude. The book is well illustrated with forest scenes. Jaccaci's Article. In the September McClure's there is a good account of the awful Pelee dis aster, written by August F. Jaccaci, who was once, it will be remembered, a well known resident of St. Paul. The article is prefaced by a note saying that the author of it and the artist, George Varian, who made the pictures accompanying the account, and George Kennan, were the first to establish headquarters and live under the shad ow of the volcano. They explored all the region, and narrowly escaped, being caught by one of the eruptions. Mr. Jaccaci gives a very good description of the devastation and ruin of villages, and the queer, horror-stricken aspect of the few natives who remained. He and his party went first to Vive, where the houses up to the windows were filled with solid mud; other villages looked as if they had stood a bom bardment. All work had stopped in sugar factories and rum distilleries, vegetation was smothered in ashes, and there was no means of communi cation by land or sea, except relief boats sent by the government. The writer says the processions of the evicted were the most pitiful sight he has even seen; some of them led a calf or cow or pig, and their scanty belong ings on their heads. Every time there was a rumble they would run for the open, but when peace was restored they would return again to their hum ble homes. He says: "We continued our drive down the superb winding road toward St. Pierre. Houses and fields lay under the volcanic pall, yet here and there, as a smile and a bless ing, a few new leaves of an exquisite tender green peeped through the uni versal grayness. After a mile the ridge narrows to a sharp arete, at the apex of which stand two wooden houses, a little shrine and a tall crucifix. This is the Grand Reduit. A few steps from it the beginning of destruction was marked by a sharp line cut straight across hills and valleys. Fif teen yards from us lay the overturned carriage of Mr. Lassere, left just as it had fallen when caught on the edge of the cloud of death on May 8. Be fore us, a mile' away, lay the mud plateau under which the quarter of the fort lies buried, and beyond, the tur quoise sea, shimmered to the horizon. All about were the evidences of the tomadic blast which in an instant had annihilated this prosperous, smiling valley." Mr. Jaccaci and his companions wit nessed a night eruption of Pelee, which was awful in its grandeur; finding their host was deserting them, they also fled for their lives, and in inky darkness ran for two miles in an at mosphere which the writer described as like a Turkish bath. After they had embarked for the return trip they saw the ground where they had lately been standing full of steam jets. "The ex perience, though dangerous, was full of interest, and Mr. Jaccaci's account of the disaster is one of the best that has appeared. Cuban Reciprocity. In the McClure's also is the first ar ticle that has appeared from the pen of William Allen White since his ac count of Platt, of New York, which so roused that gentleman's ire and re sulted in a strenuous time for the writer thereof. He writes of Cuban reciprocity, which he calls a moral Is sue. Mr. White does not mince mat ters in his discussion of the question, but says that this country should no more consider the advantages or disad vantages of Cuban reciprocity than should considerations of personal com fort affect a man who owes a note to the bank. He further says that the man or the nation .that weighs con venience against honor in the balance is losing moral fiber. It is said that Mr. White was broken down in health after his affair with Platt, and it Is now evident that he has regained it, and with it his forceful manner of writing. The title of Kipling's book of stories just being published has been slightly changed, so it now reads "Just So Stor ies for Children." A story of his is also being prepared for the stage; in deed, there Is hardly a modern writer who is not turning a tale Into a play or having it done for him. —The Book Lover. Ellen Olney Kirk's new novel is pub lished entire in the September number of Lippincott s magazine, issuing Aug. 21. It is a comedy particularly suited to lazy early-autumn days when readers want sauce piquante served as well with lit erary food as with every day meals. The story is American, with a heroine "ex quisite beyond all women!" Having at stake a fortune, she carries out an origin al scheme to marry the man she loves. Humor is paramount, and the plot stim ulates, while that same charming human sentiment is evident which characterised Mrs. Kirk's earlier success, "The Story of Margaret Kent." Although the forthcoming novel, "John Malcolm," is said to be a very close and realistic study of the history of a New York family, It Is not a book full of per sonalities, nor are there characters from "real life" masquerading under thinly dis guised names. As a story it is absorbing enough, but the means used by the au thor to hold the reader's attention are le gitimate and dignified, and the book, as a whole, belongs to the older rather than to the newer school of English novelists. O .A. Hi qr O 3R. x .a. . Bmto th« ; :^j9 The Kind You Have Always Boi^fli THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1902. GEORGE D. BROWN DEAD AUTHOROF'THEHOUSEWITHTHE GREEN SHUTTERS" NO MORE Had Been a Hard-Working Journalist in London Since Leaving Oxford— Attempts to Get Books From Great Men—ls It True That "He Travels Fastest Who Travels Air BY HERBERT SPENCER. Special to the Globe. NEW YORK, Sept. s.—The news that George Douglass Brown, who under the pen name of "George Douglass" wrote "The House With the Green Shutters," died suddenly on the 28th ult, came as a great shock to his American admirers. Of these there were assuredly very many. The grim story of Scotch life made a deep im pression on everyone who read it and, though it was the first book by the author, he was hailed as the coming Balzac of his people. Literally, Mr. Brown became famous in a day. The book fell almost still born from the press in both England and America. Then one of the editors of the London Times got hold of a copy and shortly there appeared a review of the story which made everyone wonder who this young writer was that had come down from the North to conquer literary England? In this country the book was on sale for several months before the public began to talk of it; then, suddenly, interest, was awakened and edition after edition was sold by the publishers. George Douglass Brown was thirty three years old at his death. He had been a hard working journalist in Lon don ever since leaving Oxford, but when his first book made the success it did, he retired from the daily grind. He took a house at Halsemere where Tyndall lived and where Grant Allen and Conan Doyle live now. Every thing was going well for the young man; he had been in a jubilant state for the previous year. He had planned a trip on the continent, a tramp through Scotland and several other pleasure trips, but the fame of his book actually brought so many visitors to his home that he could not get away. Then he decided that he had lost too much time and he went to work hard on his second story; this story was to have been fin ished this fall. Meantime he had be come engaged and was to have been married early this fall, after which event he had planned a wedding jour ney to Italy. Makes a Sudden Change. As a young man, the author was curiously indifferent to study at onetime and most laborious at books at anoth er. When he went to school at Glas gow he neglected his studies for two years but, in the last there, he worked hard and succeeded in winning scholar ships worth altogether some $4,000. These funds enabled him to go to Ox ford where he obtained a degree. He had ideas of his own as to the way in which a man should get an educa tion and a training for a life of writ ing. He once told a friend that read ing did not count for much. "It's what a man learns from life himself that counts," he said. When he went to London he first found employment as a reader for a publishing house. Later on he did re viewing for the Illustrated London News, sketches for the Spectator and general newspaper work. "The House With the Green Shutters" was written first as a novelette, 20,000 words long. The publisher to whom it was first sub mitted said he would take it if the author would cut it down to a short story of four or five thousand words. The young man was much angered at the proposition and, instead of follow ing the publisher's suggestion, he lengthened the story to its present pro portions. Physically, Mr. Brown was a giant, so far as strength of constitution and vitality were concerned. An American friend who dined with him no longer than three weeks ago in London re ported him the very picture of health. Up to the present writing no details as to the manner of his death have come to hand, nor is there any infor mation to be had regarding the amount of work he had' done on his second novel. It is not likely, however, that he had written enough of the story to justify its completion by another writer, so that it is probable that his literary fame must rest entirely on "The House With the Green Shutters." Denies Supposed Original. Sir Gilbert Parker has gone to con siderable trouble to deny any know ledge of a supposed original to his hero, Charley Steele, in "The Right of Way." It seems that some Chicago newspaper man discovered a Mr. Cantwele, whose real experience corresponded so close ly to those attributed to the young Canadian lawyer in Sir Gilbert Parker's story that he jumped at the conclu sion that the author must have drawn his character from real life. The au thor, however, writes that he never knew Cantwele, never saw him and never heard of him until the newspaper story of the identity appeared. The anxiety of publishers to secure books by men in the public eye is very often amusing in its results. A case in point was noted on the arrival of the Boer generals in England. Sev eral publishers were at the pier, the particular desire of each being to se cure the forthcoming story by Gen. De "Wet on the Boer side of the war in South Africa. Gen. De "Wet, however, was not so anxious to make a contract and the publishers were not only successfully repulsed but also routed as well. Failing in their at tempt to secure the reminiscences of De Wet, they fell upon Gen. De larey, but he executed a flank move ment and succeeded in making his English visit without being persuaded to write a book. The scramble for public men is prob ably just as strenuous in this country. The Boer generals are likely to be met by a delegation of publishers when they land in New York. In some cases, the anxiety to secure the work of some great men has been so great that a publisher has secured a pass on the customs boat and met the incoming steamer down the bay. Not long ago a scientist connected with one of the museums in New York returned from an exploration trip in the heart of Mexico. The fact that he had proved to his own satisfaction that there were existing tribes of Aztecs living in Mex ico was occasion for the interest of sev eral publishers. The scientist replied, to their requests for a book to be -brought out right away, that it would take him at least five years to com plete the work necessary to the writ ing of such a book and the publishers turned away disappointed. "He Travels Fastest, Etc." In the days when Kipling was a bachelor, he wrote a line which has served as a slogan for many who argue that greatness and genius are more common among the unyoked than the yoked. "He travels fastest who trav els alone," wrote Kipling, but that it must be remembered, was before he was marfled. Not long ago a young friend of the uthor's was married and Kipling, in a letter of congratulation, wrote "I wisl you as much happiness in your man ed life as has come to me in mine. [ certainly cannot wish you anything lore or better than that." Now It maj be argued by these same exponents of ■ ie unmarried theory that happiness is me thing and speed in travel anptln , but the fact stands that a gr*.t dial of Kipling's best work has been done^ince his marriage. Most of the Juggle JTales were written when the author lived in a little one story house near Rrattleboro, before he had recouped his small fortune, lost through the failure o£ a bank, and had built NaulahkJ Bachehfrs afe indeed very much to the fore Row? Mr. Balfour, the pres ent premier of England and an author of renown, is a distinguished example and Lord Kitchener is another. In the list of authors the single men great ness theorists have a formidable array. "All the greatest English historians have been celibates," writes one— "Hume, Macauley, Buckle, Bishop Thirlwall. So to have been most of the great philosophers—Newton, Leib nitz, Descartes, Pascal, d'Alembert, Spinoxa, Kant, Schopenhauer, yon Humbolt, Nietzsche, Hobbes, Locke, Bentham, Herbert Spencer, Bishop Builer, Adam Smith. Great arists, such as Michael Angelo, Raphael, Turner, Sir Joshua Reynolds. Many of the greatest names in French literature are those of celibates, Voltaire, Rous seau, La Bruyere, Sainte Beuve, Flau bert, De Goncourt, Merimee, De Mus set, De Maupassant, Baudelaire. And so in Italian literature Petrarch, Tasso, Leopardl. In English literature there are Pope, Horace, Walpole, Goldsmith, Gray, Dean Swift, Rogers, Cowper, Collins, Lamb, Charles Reade, King lake, Swinburne, Pater, Jowett, among the bachelors. In American literature we have Washington Irving, Thoreau, Whittier, Walt Whitman. Ido not at tempt to make a large list, but other eminent celibates occur to me such as Cavendish, Dalton, Huygens, Turge nieff, Arhiel, William Pitt, Cavour, Lord Somers." Five Who Were Married. There is another side of the case, however. Without making up any ex tended list, one might mention the five great representatives of five modern literatures, Shakespeare, Dante, Cer vantes, Moliere and Goethe, who were married £ien» It would not be difficult to compift a#ery large list of married men, novF living, who will rank with the unmarried geniuses and great men. The case is not proven one way or the other, but it is interesting to note the vary of arguments which have been brought to bear. The complete works of William Haz litt, the great critic, are at last to be issued, ajid ta most attractive form too. There aSe to be sixteen volumes altogethef aiitl the first five will be brought out early this fall. W. E. Hen ley has written an introduction. The most astonishing fact in connection with Haaiitt-is that this is the first completeeditipn of his works ever pre pared. The fcHition in this country is limited toj3oafeets. The work has been printed from the type, no plates having been made. The Story of a Strange Career—Autobiog raphy of a convict, edited by Stanley Waterloo. Published by D. Appleton & Co., New York. "The Story of a Strange Career," writ ten by a convict and polished up by Stan ley Waterloo, himself author of several books, is a remarkable tale of the career of a man who spent several terms in state's prison. This man is an extraord ln.ory character, who nowhere in his book expresses any genuine shame or contri tion. As Mr. Waterloo expresses it in a short introduction, the book is fascinat ing as a life story and as a study of hu man nature. Seen by the Spectator—Published by the New York Outlook company. The book is made up of a selection of rambling papers first printed in the Out look. In the volume are seventeen short stories told in a charmingly entertaining style. The last of these, "The Woman's Page," is a particularly clever piece of work, winding up with "Let Me Write the Woman's Page for a Nation and I Care Not Who Endows Its Women'a Colleges!" The Philippines—Containing "The First Civil Governor," by Theodore Roosevelt and "Civil Government in the Philip pines," by William H. Taft. Published by the Outlook company, New York. These articles are reprinted from The Outlook, that by President Roosevelt hav ing appeared Sept. 21, 1901. It was writ ten, however a few weeks before the as sassination of President McKlnley. Gov Taft's review of conditions in the Phil ippines was published in The Outlook May Jl. 1902. WITH BOOKS AND MAGAZINES. In the Atlantic Monthly for September is an article of considerable timeliness and moment, "The New Navy," by Talcott Williams, LL. D. The recent publication of the naval programmes of the European powers and the unusual elaborateness of the maneuvers of the Atlantic squadron have but served to make more acute the interest in things naval, which, since the Spanish war. has been steadily growing among Americans. The September number of Alnslee's Magazine;contains many interesting arti cles and stories, but the most striking feature of the issue is a special announce ment page, printed in colors, informing the publia that beginning with the Octo ber number Ainslee's will be enlarged to 160 pages, and will cost 15 cents the copy. Each number will contain a com plete novel by- an author or reputation. In response^ to an increasing demand for the later poems of Fred Emerson Brooks, Forbes & Co. (Boston) will pub lish in October a large collection to be entitled "Pickett's Charge and Other Poems." The poem that gives the book its name, a masterly epic on the famous Confederate charge at Gettysburg, is one of the best known of Mr. Brooks' excel lent Civil war poems. Henry Watterson has said that it is the greatest war poem he ever heard. Current History and Modern Culture for September starts with a full-page portrait of A. J. Balfour, the new prime minister of England, which is followed by an in structive article on Mr. Balfour by Daw son Burns, of London. Frederic Austin Ogg writes on "The New French Colonial Empire." County Life in America for September has to do with timely matters of the month, from fall planting for tulip bulbs to the opening of the hunting season. Among the superbly illustrated leading articles, "Salmon Fishing," by E. T. D. Chambers, tells of Ideal camps where Americans seek thirty-pounders in Cana dian woods; "The Essentials of Peach- Growing" treats of the method of grow ing fine fruit; and "Touring in a Car riage" is a story of a trip from Illinois to Boston. Other important features in clude "Biltmore," an elaborate presenta tion of George W. Vanderbilt's great North Carolina estate, a country seat comprising a small city and a community of varied interests, and "The Irish Terrier in America," being an illustrated sketch of the pugnacious little hunting dog by James Watson. The first of a series of remarkable arti cles entitled "The Woman That Toils," begins in the September number of Everybody's Magazine, published by John Wanamaker.T Two New York women, Miss Marie Van Vorst (daughter of the late Chancellor Van Vorst) and her sis ter-in-law, Mrs. John Van Vorst, well known in the social and literary world, determined to find out for themselves how their less fortunate sisters lived. They went without any money and obtained employnfent in different factories in Lynn, Pittsburf, Chicago and Columbia. The story of their experience is one of intense human interest, and while told soberly and without liny trace of sensatinoalism, makes an impressive contribution to the general knowledge of social oonditions. Owen Wister's novel, "The Virginian," has already passed the 75,000 mark, and orders $6v it are rapidly increasing. It is pleasaiit now and then to have evidence such asjjthis that the public is quick to recognizi a book of sterling merit. More over, "The Virginian" Is already giving promise of duplicating its American suc cess in England. '■ Ti Mrs. . Nancy : Huston Bank's '■, novel, "Old field, a Kentucky - Tale -of *. the - Last j Cen tury," is now in its third i edition. 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Henry Watterson has again attack ed New York's "400." He devotes two columns of space in his paper and much eloquence to an excoriation of their foibles and their follies. Here are some of the things he says about them: Their distinguishing trait is their moral abandon. They call themselves the smart set to save themselves from a more odious description. Their only literary provender are the works of D'Annunzio and Bourget. The women are equally depraved with the men. They read the worst French fiction and see the worst French plays. Gambling Their Amusement. Their amusements are the roulette table and the race course; their heaven, the modern yacht, for the ocean tells no tales. In London and in Paris and at Monte Carlo in the winter and at Trouville and Aix in the summer they make life one unbending debauch. If one of them proposes to go into jingo politics he expects to buy his way, the rogues who have seats in congress or foreign appointments to sell see that he pays the price. Innocence Is Crudeness. The women of this smart set no longer pretend to recognize virtue, even as a female accomplishment. In nocence Is a badge of delinquency, a sign of the crude and raw. Mr. Watterson's article concludes with the following appeal: "Must these unclean birds of gaudy plumage fly from bough to bough, foul ing the very air as they twitter their affectations of moral supremacy, and no one to shy a brick at them and say, "Scat, you devils?'" SOCIAL. Miss Anna Egan, of Ashland avenue, entertained informally last evening at cards for Miss Maud Levering and Winthrop Lawrence, both of Minne apolis, and whose marriage will take place this month. • • • Mrs. Q. E. Morrison, of Bedford street, gave a dinner party last even ing for Mrs. L. N. Griffith, of Austin, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Root, of-Cedar Rapids. Covers were laid for twelve. • ♦ • Miss Haisley and Miss St. Aubin will give a linen shower this afternoon at Miss Aubin's home, on Nelson ave nue, for Miss Wallace, a bride of next week. • • * Mr. and Mrs. Edward Scott, of La fayette avenue, will entertain In formally at cards this evening. CLUBS AND CHARITIES. At the monthly meeting of the board of managers of the Women's Christian home, Mrs. Schriber and Mrs. Shott were appointed visitors for September. Mrs. Thomas Swanson, of Grove street, entertained the members of the Young Ladies' Society of the First Swedish Lutheran Church last even ing St. Paul Court of Honor No. 852 will give a dancing party this evening on Harriet Island. PERSONAL. Mrs. J. H. Nolan and Mrs. Edward Ferguson, of Duluth, are the guests o£ Mrs. David Ferguson, of Laurel aVe nue. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Monroe Free man have returned from their wedding trip and are at home in Minneapolis. Mrs. F. J. Plondke, of East Sixth street, has returned from the East, where she has been for the past thre* months. place, has returned from a trip at the Yellowstone park. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Murphy have moved in town after spending The summer at their country home at White Bear. They will spend the win ter in Alabama. Mrs. Edward Randall, of the Albion, has returned from the East. Judge and Mrs. Willis, of Summit avenue, are at the La Pointe, Lake Superior. Miss Grace Potter, of Western ave nue, has returned from Kansas City, where she has been for the past month. Mrs. Dittman and Miss Georgiana Dittman, of Ashland avenue, have re turned from Prior Lake. Mrs. Cardozo, of Laurel avenue, is entertaining Mrs. ayson, of Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Roussopoulos, of Goodrich avenue, have_come into town after spending the summer at White Bear lake. Miss Bartley, of Dayton avenue, is entertaining Miss Bush, of California. Mrs. Whitney, of the Ashland, is en tertaining Capt. and Mrs. Gose, of Montana. MaJ. Alfred Reynolds and Miss Rey nolds have taken apartments at the Ashland for the winter. Mrs. George Thane, of Kent street, is entertaining Mrs. L. L. Childs and her daughter, of Red Wing. Club Women of London. The passion for organization—which has made the club fever epidemic among modern women—is by no means confined to this country. There are scores of -women's clubs in London, and all European countries are multi plying them with every season. The honor of starting the club move ment among English women belongs to the Somerville club. Founded in 1878, six years after Mary Somerville's death, is was enjoyed for more than twenty years by professional women. The University club was founded in jubilee year as a friendly rival of the Somerville. Its home is almost next door to St. George's, Hanover square. Its membership is limited to women who own an academical degree or a medical diploma, although the club has admitted to honorary associate mem bership s,ome of the older women of progressive London. Ten years ago the club movement was taken up by Mrs. Massingbird and Lady Jeune. To the first is due the popular Pioneer club, and to the second the Writers* cjub. The Pioneer club throws open its doors hospitably to mere man, and It is no uncommon PICTURE PUZZLE. i"^£ Gen. Pulaski's death at Savannah. Find two other officers. Solution for yesterday's puzzle: One is above the man's foot and the other above right fence post. ?~~-j^'-: ~jrj ::':l^^":: >-'^- -'* V: Tbli signature - to on every box of th« ganulrv* ■ArOLJik- . taxatfv^ Broiho-Quinine T»biet* y W-il^ll^ tll^ fakl [fl'^i 4- sight on an afternoon to see the soft green-toned drawing room full of men having tea with their Pioneer host esses. Mme. Sarah Grand is a member of this club, and so is Mrs. Patrick Heron-Moxwell. Mrs. Massingbird's portrait hangs in the drawing room, and is almost the first thing a visitor is shown. The 600 members of the Pioneer are typical of all that Is earei est minded in the modern life of the sex. Under Lady Hamilton the club enjoys the esteem of its neighbors, and it has made itself popular by welcom ing the men to its famous debates, which are held on Thursday evenings. The dinner, which precedes the de bates, follows strictly the temperance tradition associated with the club since Mrs. Massingbird's time. But the members solace themselves with cigarettes for their lack of other crea ture comforts, and they have a charm ing smoking room, which Is the coziest corner on the premises, in Grafton street, all of which rather scandalizes the American club women. The Writers' club has its home on Norfolk street, and has enrolled 300 members. Princess Christian was for a long time its president. The club is patronized largely by women journal-*, itsts and literary women. "Lucas Malet" (Mrs. Harrison) Is vice presi dent. Opposed to Equal Suffrage. LONDON, Sept. 5. —The trades union congress at its session today rejected j<, resolution introduced by the general union of weavers, etc., to the effeci that "the time had now arrived wher. in the economic interests of woman, the franchise should be extended tc them on the same terms as it is, oj may be to men." MENU FOR SATURDAY. BREAKFAST. Sliced Pineapple, Sugared. Thin Slices Ham, Broiled, Germar Pried Potatoes. Drop Biscuit. Coffee. LUNCH. Mock Bisque. Macaroni au Gratfn. Sardine Salad Iced Cocoa. DINNER. Cream of Potato Soup. Egg Plant Farci. Stewed Tomatoes Egg Salad. Blackberry Cobbler. Hard Sauce. Coffee. — We guarantee our French Dry Cleanln. on ladies' garments. City Dye House, 42 Wabasha.