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IT IS reported from England that
the publishing business Is almost
... at a standstill, owing to the war,
and nothing will be brought out over
there until public opinion" is tested
and publishers know what ! is wanted.
Although all business the world over
is more or less upset by war, the book
trade Is peculiarly affected, and when
hostilities actually break out the read
ing world qeems to lose interest ln ev
erything save books pertaining to ' the
countries in conflict. So the novels to
have been Issued this spring, several
of which are in type, unless they touch
the Eastern question in some way, have
been stopped, and all publishing houses
are getting out as many books about
Japan and Russia as possible, and re
editing old ones which are . eagerly
bought up by the stay-at-homes who
lake a "wonderful interest in the war
now being waged.
■' In,.this country books about Japan
Ere at a premium and there are riot
enough to supply the demand. Mr.
Hamilton's "Korea,"- and Mr. Town-
Bend's "Asia, f and Europe," were,
Btrange to say,, published within 1 the
.Week that the war began, although by
mere accident. These and others not
go recent are going like the proverbial
hot cakes. A book about Japan,
Which is likely to become very popular,
comes from England and Is called
"Queer Things About Japan," by
Douglas Sladen. "A Japanese Man
sion" Is another by the same writer
.Which has been bought up with great
rapidity during the last ten days. '
But of them all the one likely to re
ceive the greatest attention in this
country, Is "Korea," spoken of above,
Written *by Angus Hamilton and just
published in this j country by ? the
Scrlbners. The writer is a well known
English traveler and correspondent,
and he points out the difficulties In the
path of Russia. He describes Port
Arthur and Vladivostok and defines
the strategic positions held In Man
churia by Russia. The book is particu
larly timely and more valuable in its
description of real conditions than if
it had been written after the war was
In Meredith Townsend's book, "Asia
and Europe," the writer has this to
"The American can never like anyone
not of hi? own color. Lastly, the Amer
ican has no interest ln conquering Asia.
He does not wish for territory already
occupied by masses of people, he has
ample room for settlement in his own
country, and he does not believe sov
ereignty absolutely essential to trade.
It "will be easier to acquire Influence in
'Asia by protecting her from conquest
than to begin conquering; and this, I
think, will in the end be the American
line, as, indeed, in China it already is.
"For reasons of trade, for reasons of
kindly regard ,and for reasons of jeal
. ousy the attitude of America will, I Im
agine, be one of rather contemptuous
The March magazines are a decided
improvement upon those of February,
.which seemed to resemble each other in
so far us they were particularly vacu
ous, but the March numbers are models
of excellence, both as to contents and
appearance. As everything In the world
of reading is governed by fads there
- seems to be one at the present time for
stories of experience of workers, and
nearly all the magazines contain ar
ticles pertaining to real people In-the
•world. Frank Leslie's Monthly has a
paper that is a good example of this
sort of thing, in the description of the
labor unions existing among women in
Chicago, well illustrated by portraits of
the feminine walking delegate. Of
course, in this line there is a mine of
literary material at our very doors, full
' of human interest and not soon to be
exhausted. The Scribner's for March
contains "Home Sketches," being a
-story of homely conditions about
us and concerning ordinary, every-day
Among the notable books which have
appeared - recently Is * "The American
Prisoner," a stirring story by Eden
Phillpots, which, in this time of war's
alarms/will find a ready hearing; then
there is a romance published by the
Harpers and written by Katherine Duer
Mackay * (Mrs. Clarence Mackay),'
■which, because of her social position,
being much heralded just now. Aside
from the fact that most persons will
read the book from mere curiosity, it is
Bald by critics to be really worth while,
and though not a book to appeal* to the
crowd, will certainly receive Its due
meed of appreciation for the discern
.The Man Roosevelt. By Francis E. Lupp.
D. Appleton & Co.? publishers. For sale
• by St. Paul Book and Stationery com
pany, y yy. •.
Those who imagine that this book
Is a dry recital of the facts of . Mr.
Roosevelt's life, with which :we . are
all familiar, will be agreeably, surpris
ed by its perusal. ? Mr. Leupp, who has
been editorial writer for the New York
■ Evening Post during thirty years and
is a close friend of the "president?-has
"written a most readable and;interest
ing account of his friend and one that
•we are convinced is truthful. He does
not begin by telling us where he • was
.born, how educated and the rest of- it,
but he starts with his career as vice
president and works backward, - wind- j
ing up with his life as president and
an intimate view of his character. He
is neither apologist, nor eulogist In the
strict meaning of the terms, but does
try to make clear: some of the reasons
for actions of Mr. Roosevelt which
have been called into question by ene
mies and friends alike. He touches
upon the Panama matter, upon Dela
ware political matters in which the
president interfered, and gives his view
of the Booker Washington incident. His
biographer does not attempt to deny
his hotheadedness and impulsiveness,
his hatred of conventional ways of do
ing things,* and dislike of red tape, nor
does he underestimate his strenuosity.
and contempt for a nation that would
sacrifice \ anything for the sake of
peace. Yet he emphatically denies that
the president -' is ; a lover .of war for.
war's sake? but admits that lie regards
It as the supreme test of the worth of
a people. * ..' , *- ,?*^?
\7JH mßrnkSmLmmmSy flj^P^H BB>y \ j& , _/
Author of "Judgment."
The writer believes that altogether
too much has been made of the Booker
Washington incident and claims that
the negro educator was not officially
invited to dine at the White house,
but being engaged with the president
he was asked to remain for luncheon
just as any other friend. Although of
Southern blood on one side, Mr. Roose
velt has no patience with an distinc
tion being made against a man of cul
ture/because his skin happens to be
black. The writer goes over Mr. Roose
velt's career as police commissioner, as
governor, assistant secretary, of the.
navy and vice president, i His literary
work is only slightly touched upon. He
dwells upon his fearlessness and con
tempt for underhand methods. We
cannot do better than to quote the last
words of one of the first chapters of
Mr. Leupp's work , ..y '"■:::■'■ '.
''President Roosevelt Is not a genius.
He is a man of no extraordinary nat
ural capacity. 8 As author, lawmaker,
administrator, huntsman, athlete, sol
dier, what you will, his record contains
nothing that might not have been ac
complished by any man of sound phy
sique and . good Intelligence. Such
prestige as he enjoys "above his fel
lows he has acquired partly by hard
work and partly by using his mother
wit in his choice of tasks and his
method of tackling them. He has sim
ply taken up and completed what oth
ers have dropped in discouragement,
sought better ways of doing what oth
ers have done before, labored always in
the open and remembered that the
world moves." -y yy
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Facts About Peat. By T. H. Leavitt. Lee
& Shepard, Boston, publishers, y-v -
Some years ago the writer of this
book put out a volume relating to the
subject of peat, and after running
through several editions the plates
were destroyed by fire. A recent re
vival of interest in peat, the author
says, led to a demand for the book,
and in order to satisfy it he prepared
this substitute for his first volume.
The writer tells us what peat is, where
found, how made into . fuel and the
other ways it can be made use of in
commerce. He thinks that the manu
facture of peat fuel inaugurates a new
Industry which will employ much labor
and capital, and may solve the problem
of a cheap fuel.
SOME MARCH MAGAZINES.
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The frontispiece of the March Century
Is a full page portrait of the pope in
color. The story of the picture is interest
ing. Some onewho, no one knows—made
a* snapshot of Pius X. when .he was
Patriarch of Venice as he passed in the
procession of Corpus Christi. From this
small photograph George T. Tobln has
made a large drawing. To insure correct
ness of every detail of dress and likeness,
the drawing was submitted to officials
high in the church and to authorities on
Catholic vestments. Only when they had
pronounced the portrait and its treatment
excellent was work begun on the repro
duction. The same issue will have also
a photograph of the pope standing In front
of the papal throne—a genial and at
tractive personality. These portraits go
with a papper of "Anecdotes of the New
Pope," by: William . J. D. Croke, who
gleaned much of his. material from rela
tives and personal friends of Pius X.
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Suggestion is a family. magazine devot
ed to suggestive therapeutics, hypnotism,
psychic research and the application of
the principles *of the new psychology for
health, happiness and success, all along
Suggestion shows how to apply the law
of suggestion in a practical way.: Sug
gestion shows - that all forms of healing
depend upon • the application of the law
of suggestion, and that this law Is at
the basis of human action, education, de
sires and hopes. .
The March Harpers Is replete with In
teresting articles, amply illustrated, the
frontispiece in colors. Among the serious
offerings are "Beginning of American
Diplomacy," "History of the Alphabet,"
"First "Impressions .of Civilization,"
"Crossing a South American Desert," and
"A Group of Hawthorne Letters." There
is also much good • fiction. ~
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Harper's Bazar for March covers a wide
field and is as useful in the home as it is
interesting to the reader. It is full of mat
ters relating to the household, to fashions
and other subjects of importance to wom
ankind. : • -
. Scribner's Magazine for March opens
with an account; of a little known but
very fruitful expeditionone of those
brave adventures which had so much to
do with the . development of this con
tinent. It is called "The Search for the
Western Sea."; and gives . dramatically an
account 'of the . twenty * years of effort on ■
the part of the persistent M. de la Veren
drye in • his attempt : to". reach - the fabled
ocean, whose narrow 1 waters were sup
posed to He between • the valley of the
"Great Fork River" and the empire of
China. Verendrye- never reached the
Western - sea, but his expedition blazed
the trail through ; half a continent, dis
covered the Rocky mountains, and was a
Vxiri ST. PAUL GLOBE. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1904.
powerful Impetus to the development of
the Northwest. Miss Laut, who writes, the
sketch, is the author of "Lords 'of the
Capt. Mahan's notable narrative of the
War of 1812 reaches in" this Installment
the fateful contest between the -Constitu
tion and the Guerriere.
Mrs. George Bancroft's Letters picture
with great vivacity the court life in Lon
don more than . fifty years ago. Bunsen,
Canning, Thomas Carlyle, Lady v Brown,
Sir Robert Peel and the Duke of Welling
ton are described as they appeared to an
American woman. - - -
• To give the roster of the contributors
to the March McClure's Is to ■ Insure its
being read by an appreciative public*.
Among .* the names .we find those of
Thomas I Nelson Page Samuel j Hopkins
Adams, Ida M. Tarbell. Gouverneur Mor
ris, Anthony' Hope? Edward Cummings,
W. H. Boardman, Mary Stewart Cutting
and Henry 8. Pritchett. r
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Pearson's Magazine for March Is Its
fifth anniversary number. There has been,
unquestionably, marked improvement dur
ing this ; time. In the current number are
Author of "Hawthorne and His Circle."
four timely • and Interesting special ar
ticles--:'Tie Tragedy |of Fort Phil Kear
ney, ; the first paper of Dr. Cyrus Town
send Brady'a series of Indian fights and
fighters; the third article, by Mr. Henry
George on "Modern Methods of Finance
—-The Asphalt Trust Catastrophe;" "Bird
Babies," by Jerrard Grant Allen and Leon
ard Bxtttrtesrs, and "A" New Way of Meas
uring the Diameter of the Earth," by T.
Pearson's "Talks With Players" this
month gives short character sketches of
Kyrle Bellew, E. M. Holland, Marie Tem
pest and Charlotte Wiehe. There is also a
character .sketch of the crown prince of
Japan. "His Highness, Yoshihito," by
Florence " Eldridge, another poem by Hol
man Day, Job Brown, J. P., and the usual
articles in "Home Notes."
< A number of clever short stories bright
en the number —"Dan Crimmins, Boss," by
ArthurxHendrick Vanderberg; "When the
Revolution, Came to San Sebastian," by
Frank " Lillie Pollock; "The Precious
Ones/ by-Albert; Bigelow Paine; "Miss
Aumerod's Tramp,"- by R. E. Vernede;
"The Lady Speaks," by J. S. Fletcher;
"The Billy Coal and Transfer Company,"
by' Mabell Shipple Clark Pelton; "The
Death of Queen Draga,". another revela
tion of the international spy, A. V., and
"A Girl Commands the Ship," by Halll-
Well Sutcllffe, the second of that series
of jolly smuggling stores— King and
Queen of Smugglers." * The cover design
is by Charles Schreyvogel.
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'Octave Thanet, probably the best of the
Western writers of short stories, is the
leading contributor to the March number
of 10-Story Book. Her contribution is en
titled "In the Maelstrom." and it is sug
--stive of the 'plot,."which Is: amid the
violence and turbulent animosities of a
great city strike. This issue contains a
number of : other ..fascinating stories by
well known authors. "The Roots of the
Rose," by Kennett Harris, records an in
cident wherein physical attraction was
akin to love. M. Quad demonstrates his
range by a story of adventure on the
Mexican frontier. Zoe Anderson Norris
contributes a \ smart set story entitled
"What the Maid Saw." A particularly
funny sketch is that by Harriet G. Can
field entitled "Concerning. Ephraim's
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In the February number of Every
body's Magazine there is a character
study of the Muscovite autocrat by Ar
nold White, the well known English pub
licist, who is one of the few men outside
the empire familiar .: with the conditions
actually prevailing ,in .. Russian court cir
cles. In the same number is an article
on "J. Pierpont: Morgan's Word as an
Asset," which ' explains;.the genesis and
development of the great. power wielded
by the eminent financier, and frankly dis
cuses the degree to which recent events
have impaired his prestige. The writer is
E. J. Edwards (Holland;.
A third instance of.the union of timeli
ness and authority is found in O. K.
Davis's article about Taft and the Fili
pinos. Mr. Davis - represented the • Sun
in both Philippine campaigns, and knows
just what great things the new secretary
of war was able to effect with the little
brown men who are the latest Ameri
cans."-.;:--~ > >
. The World To-Day for March contains
nineteen thrilling pictures of the ) great
Baltimore fire, giving the clearest concep
tion of this great disaster yet published.
In view of the approaching presidential
campaign much interest will attach to the
article entitled "Will Roosevelt Share the
Fate of Arthur?" by Charles M. Harvey ;
in which the remarkable similarities and
contrasts between the campaigns of 1884
and 1904, are pointed out .very forcefully.
"The Labor Truce in New York," by Wil
liam English Walling, makes known : the
true Inwardness of the labor 7 situation
there and the basis of agreement and
present harmony. Politics under the con
trol of the I machine receive drastic ex
position * from Francis W. Parker, of the
Illinois senate, who distinguishes between
"The Machine or A Machine." W. T.
Stead scores British army officials for un
necessarily provoking war by an aggres
sive expedition into Tibet.. *,
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: Frank Leslie's Monthly contains much
good fiction and several serious offerings,
notably a discussion of labor organizations
among women. ■-*y
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Mr. Harold Bolce, the special commis
sioner of The Booklovers' Magazine, now
m Japan, visited the. Pacific coast last
month, and in the first. of his Illustrated
articles, published in | the March num- j
ber, shows how "our' standing as a na
tion is at stake," -and pictures in a vivid
and telling manner, why .this is so. This
article, "America's Opportunity In the'
East," is one of the • most noteworthy
that has recently appeared In any Ameri
can magazine. An article that is particular
ly time, in view of the fact . that the two
great national political conventions meet
this summer,- Is that -on "Fateful Presi
dential Conventions" by I Mr. Joseph M.
Rogers.- It is the first of two dealing with
the - causes: which . brought ** about in c suc
cession the defeat of the Democratic and
Republican parties. Mr.* Rogers' article is
fully Illustrated from contemporary por
traits and cartoons. . Mr. :/James Douglas
contributes • a charming appreciation of
F. |C. Gould, the ■ noted cartoonist of the
■.Westminster *; Gazette, - who -is really^, a
unique ; force -In •; English politics. •;*_ Four
beautiful modern paintings are reproduced
in their - original . colors In the *« art * sec
tion: * 'The Artist's ,' Daughter," "by - Hans
Peter Feddersen; . a characteristic "Land
scape," by George Inness; "Vilbert's "Gul-.
liver and the Lilliputians," ; and Emile
Friant's "All ; Saints? Day.".. There- is also
a series of six half-tone pictures "of
"Famous Parisian ; Artists In Their Stu
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. Scrlbner's Magazine -.' or j March is one
"of the I most . beautiful;" numbers ever put
out by this enterprising-house. There is a
story ... by Edith Wharton, \ which *■ in ■ Itself
makes the number ' a notable ' one, • and a
series of pictures by- Christy,. which well
deserve preservation not to mention
many interesting articles fof ;. timely in-,
terest. * -
LITERARY \ NOTES.
Mr. Arthur Henry's forthcoming story
of a return to nature and *an original
home-building In the mountains, entitled
"The House in the Woods," will bear the
imprint of A. S.Barnes & Co.
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R. M. Johnston, author of "Napoleon:
A Short Biography," which is shortly to
be published by A. IS. Barnes & - Co..
has been appointed lecturer in Italian
history at Harvard university.- <J. ■ ■•:
Messrs. A. S. Barnes & Co. will publish
probably In- March the.- new novel "To
Windward," by Henry C. Rowland, whose
book of short stories, "Sea Scamps," met
with so favorable a reception last year.
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Miss Ellen Glasgow, the author of "The
Deliverance," has but one pet, and that
is an Irish - terrier. named : "Joy."- He Is
named after the hero of her fine Civil war
story, "The Battleground." "Joy," it ap
pears, has a particular aversion to lit
erary work of his mistress. Whenever he
finds her engaged In writing he tugs at
her arm and becomes so much • aroused
that he must be carried from the room.
"Joy" is one of the few dogs who sent
New Year's greetings. Miss Glasgow, who
Is spending the winter in New .York, re
ceived, a postal card on Jan. 2 marked by
the paws of her pet. .; yy. y" ,:-y l"*y
- "A Preacher's Story of His Work" • Is
the. title of Dr. W. 9. Rainsford'a new
Author of "Judith of the Plains."
book. The writer will tell of his child
hood on the picturesque east coast of
Ireland, of his school days, his experi
ences in East London, his university life
at Cambridge, of his coming to America,
and his early experiences here. Finally
he will tell of the ways by which he
transformed St. George's, New York, from
a dying family parish into the present ac
tive and powerful church that is'serving
rich and poor alike. The book Is to be
published soon by the Outlook company.
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In the early pages of "Theodore
Roosevelt, the Citizen," which the Out
look company Is to publish . soon. Jacob
A. Rlls tells quite plainly what the reader
Is not to expect, for he says: : :
"So then it is understood that I am
absolved from routine, from chronology,
and from statistics in writing this story.
I am to have full leave to 'put things in
as I think of them,' as the , critics of my
books say I do, anyhow. A more absurd
charge was never "made against any one.
It has always seemed,to. me, for how can
a man put things in when he doesn't
think of them? I am; Just to write about
Theodore Roosevelt as I = know - him, of
my own knowledge or through those
nearest and dearest to him.- x And j the
responsibility will be mine altogether. I
am not going to consult him, even if he
is the ll^sldjnt of the United States. For
one thing because, the only time I ever
did, awed by his office, he sent the copy
back unread with the message that he
would. read it \ln print. So, if anything
goes wrong, blame me and me only.'?
McClure-Phlllips announce the v follow
ing among their novels for the spring sea
son: "My Friend Prospero," by Henry
Harland; "The Silent Places," by Stew
art Edward White; "He that Eateth
Bread -With : Me," by H. A. Mitchell
Keays; "Daughters of Desperation," by
Hildegard Brooks; "The Admirable Tink
er," by Edgar Jepson; "The Picaroons,"
by Gelett Burgess and Will Irwin; "Said,
the Fisherman," by Marmaduke Plckthall;
"Debonnalre," by W. F. Payson; "Heart
of My Heart," by Ellis Meredith; "A Lit
tle Union Scout," by Joel Chandler Har
ris; "Susannah and One Elder," by Mme.
Albanesl; a South American story by O.
Henry, and novels by Shan Bullock and
Among their more serious books they
announce a new volume by Charles Wag
ner- "Trusts of Today," by- Gilbert-Hol
land Montague; "The Shame of the
Cities," by Lincoln Steffens; "Human
Work," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman;
"Making, a Home," by E. P.. Powell;
"Russian Literature," by - Prince Kropot
kln, and in the "Contemporary Men of
Letters" series, "Charles Dudley Warner,"
by Mrs. James T. Fields, "William Butler
Yeats and the Irish Literary Revival," by
Horatio Sheafe Krans.
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Mrs. Hugh Fraser's "Letters From Ja
pan" Is to De published by the Macmillan
company early in March, In a new edition
in one volume containing all the original
illustrations. The expensive two-volume
edition of this "Record of Modern Life in
the Island Empire was hailed as charm
ing Aye years ago, and has had a large
Mr. William Michael) Rossetti has at
length brought together all of his famous
sister's poetry, and the result is the vol
ume just published by the Macmillan
company, entitled "The Poetical Works
of Christina . Georglna - Rossetti." - For
what may be called the definitive edition of
Christina Rossetti's poems, her brother
has supplied an adequate. memoir. and an
extensive body ofnotes. ._
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"The Fugitive." by Ezra S. Brudno, Just
published, by .-. Doubleday, Page & Co.,
shows how the Jewish immigrant becomes
a useful" American citizen. ■■?. It has the
picturesque background of life In the Rus
sian Pale, and then - the scene . shifts to
the New York I Ghetto. Subsequently the
hero, who Is an emancipated Jew, takes
his place among the world's workers. "The
Fugitive" Interprets ! a new relation be
tween the Jew and the gentile, and shows
that love is the leveler of all creeds. Mr.
Brudno was, born in Lithuania, a Russian
province, and he'- has had every oppor
tunity to gather his material first hand.
His publishers regard this book a gen
uine '.'find." ■'' - y-r- -y x-;- y*•
; Dwight . Til ton's new novel, "My Lady
Laughter," the - latest announcement of
the C- M. Clark ;Publishing company,- of
Boston, will have as its background a lo
cation and period which has been hitherto
practically neglected by -novelists.
The Baroness yon Hutten. whose de
lightful book, "Our Lady the Beeches,"
met with such success _ a year ago, has
just published a new novel entitled "Vlo
lett." This interesting author Is an
American, and the niece of a former pres
ident of - the Pennsylvania railroad. -. She
was born, in one of . the. minor ' Pennsyl
vania cities, so late as the seventies. * Aft
er an ; American education, - finished at a
well known school in New York : city, -she
traveled. extensively in - Europe. yAt Flor
ence, in; 1897, she was married to the
Baron yon* Hutten, "of Bavaria, a lineal
descendant of Ulrich yon Hutten, famous
in the Reformation. The ** yon Huttens
spend a large - portion of * their i time *at
Schloss Stelnbach *, In - the Main > valley,
! Bavaria. --.* This - fine '<" old : house, : of r pink
stone and mastic, beautifully colored * with
time, was built ! in 1726 by Prlnz-Bishop
Hutten, the province in which it is lo
cated being then an ecclesiastic principal
ity. The house "has a real rococo garden,
with a maze, a pleasance.'etc. r
IT TO COIN DOYLE
His Popularity as a Novelist
y Does Not Help Writer Who
?>- Is a Candidate.
Special Foreign Service.
LONDON, Feb. 27.— Arthur Co
nan j Doyle's hold j on the public jf good
will has been so constant and his treat
ment at the hands of critics so kindly
ever since, he created Sherlock Holmes
| that it must be rather a disconcerting
experience for the author to see him
self roundly abused and his opinions
ridiculed as he has had to several times
of late. But when the erstwhile "Dr."
Doyle decided to run for parliament as
a Conservative, he hardly. could have
i expected that even their, admiration for
his writing would prevent Liberals
from doing their best to bring about his
defeat either by discounting the sound
ness of his judgment In} matters po
litical or attempting to -disprove the
accuracy of his statements.- As a mat
ter of fact, Sir Arthur is at present be
ing taken to task for "his views as se
verely as if he were just an ordinary
candidate, ] and not a distinguished au
thor, an acknowledged patriot and a
knight. And It cannot be said even by
an j unprejudiced observer, that the cre
ator of "Sherlock Holmes" has had the
best of it so far in his bouts with po
litical critics. As was mentioned in
these letters, when Sir Arthur, who is
standing for the Hawick boroughs, de
scribed the condition of that constitu
ency as one of depression, a local Lib
eral newspaper. pointed : out that the
deposits in the local savings bank at
Hawick , last year were in excess of
those of any previous one, adding rath
er maliciously? that Dr. Doyle would
have more trouble in explaining this
fact away than he did in explaining the
return of "Sherlock Holmes." /?>'
The author," however, "came back"
promptly in a letter written at the
Athenaeum club, Pall Mall,in which he
declared that he believed -more money
had be-_.n deposited at Hawick for the
simple reason that the people saw hard i
times ahead of them. But this is not'
considered especially convincing. More- j
over, Sir Arthur w as Incautious enough,
in the Fame letter and apropos of the
present tariff discussion, to touch upon
the state of the woolen trade In this
country, of which Hawick Is one of the
centers. He remarked that Great Brit
ain export of woolens outside the em
pire was only about $35,000,000. This
statement has been attacked with vigor
by a well known ex-member of parlia
ment, who quotes the Board of Trade
returns to show that instead of $35,
--000,000 worth of woolens going outside
the empire, only about half that amount
I s,«£«l nAA°* the emlre. while nearly
$100,000,000 worth actually is going' to
foreign countries. Dr. Doyle's critic
says: . "This Is surely a very serious
misstatement on the part of a public
man." Another declaration of the
knight's on the subject of imports re
cently has been compared somewhat to
its disadvantage ; with official figures,
and the tart comment added: "This
method simply shows ignorance."
When Mrs. "John Oliver . Hobbes"
Craigie is at home in the Isle of Wight
she generally is able to work practical
ly undisturbed,, but her house ■ near
Hyde Park Is too easy of access by
the novelist's friends to give her much
chance of being alone when she is "in
town." Mrs. Craigie spends a good deal
of time in London, and so for weeks
she has been looking for- a "work
shop".Where she could "sport her oak"
and be unmolested. Now she has
found such a retreat. To Londoners it
is a secret which may be revealed here,
however, that jby special dispensation,
the author of "Some Emotions and a
Moral" has just been permitted to
take chambers fjn. "The Albany," Pic
cadilly, the historic apartment house
hitherto exclusively a'bachelor retreat.
These she will uge. as a "den." The Al
bany has been a popular abiding place
with authors. " Hall Calne had cham
bers there, and, to go farther^ back,
both Byron and-Bulwer-Lytton lodged
in the famous apartment" house. It
was, In fact, from the Albany that
Lytton is said to have written to his
wife in the country that he was. "alone
with solitude." When his better half
paid him a surprise visit, however, she
found him with a piquant young wom
an perched upon his knee. ;
.. Among the socalled "passive reslst
—that is, j noncomformists who ob
ject to paying taxes for having their
childern educated in Church of Eng
land schools—at aj?s London police
court this week was Rev. Silas Hock
ing. Mr. Hocking *is a ' Methodist cler
gyman; who, however, has no "charge"
at present, being occupied entirely in
writing novels that sell like the pro
verbial hot cakes. This reverend gen
tleman may, perhaps, be described as
the most "popular", author in this
country. His romancesin Which re
ligion plays rather, a prominent part—
are not literature, and a leading West
End bookseller announced the other
day that he never had been asked for
one of them, yet it Is stated that Mr.
Hocking's outpourings sell steadily at
the rate of 1,000 volumes a day, and
a year or two ago his publishers an
nounced that 1,093,185 copies of his
works had been disposed of.
Although at home public men gener
ally talk readily enough for publica
tion, In this country It is a rare thing
for a real authority on any subject to
consent to an interview unless a fee
is forthcoming. The practice is called
to mind by the fact that Sir Charles
Vllliers Stanford, who Is professor of
music at Cambridge university, re
cently told a newspaper man ; who
wanted him to "talk" that his fee was
• 200 guineas, or $1,000. W. G. Grace,
the cricketer, demands $500 for an In
terview, and - the rates •■■ set by W. S.
Gilbert and Sir Robert Ball, the as
tronomer? are nearly, as high. Sir
Charles Dilke, M. P., feels that his
spoken opinions are worth from $50. to
$100. „. "-? :'
- From St. Moritz comes word that
Hall Calne, who fled to the Riviera
recently to recover from nervous
breakdown, Is - decidedly" better. * The
novelist,. however, is not yet up to do
ing any literary work, and the ap
pearance of his new novel, "The Prodi
gal Son,", Is. likely to be delayed for
quite "a? while, * -
* -- —Hayden Church.
Though they affirm
A deadly < germ _ .
■- Lurks :in the sweetest kiss,
- Let's* hope the , day
-Of antiseptic bliss. -"^J^
Of antiseptic bliss.
Though carboline * -- i? , -
And " listerine --
Are very useful drugs, *- - '
Yet who would sip \y
Them from a lip x ' y' - *
; In preference to bugs?
:.To * sterilize .. **y **>--* "•-'. ?'
A lady's sighs" - y -
. Would ; simply he outrageous—
'. I'd > much prefer y
To humor her;: - .
. -.-. And let her be contagious
telSonshine Society I
M Sunshine Society I
8 yHij^ § "Do Something for Somebody Quick." - '■" ffl
" Do Something for Somebody Quick."
:\t PASS IT ON.
Have you had a kindness shown?
... Pass it on. '. ( -\ ■
'Twas not for you alone—"v?*
Pass it on.
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears,
Till in heaven the deed appears,
•- Pass it on. ', . ./vy
yy---'-yKI 8 8
International Colors—Yellow and white.
- Flower—Coreopsis. • ;- -~ .
Society "Scatter Sunshine.
All Inquiries, requests or contributions
should be addressed to Mrs. Theodore
Haynes, state president for Minnesota,
Hotel Berkeley. Minneapolis,. Minn.
International headquarters, 96 Fifth
avenue. New York. - . - . yv. ■ v;-. »
Cynthia Westover Alden, founder and
president general. • _7 -" -". ■ '
Minnesota State Directory.
President—Mrs. Theodore Haynes. ?
First Vice President—Mrs. C. T. Ber
gren. . ■-, * - : ■■.. ..„
„, Second Vice President— C. T.
Tubbs. , - ■ -
Secretary— Corinne De Lattre.
Treasurer—Miss Eva Blanchard.
Organizer—Miss Lillian M. Ellis.
Mrs. W. C. Tubbs.
Mrs. Edna Fuller Kirk.
Mrs. Alia M. Forster. »'
Sacred Heart. Minn.
President— Bertha Rae Moffltt.
Vice President—Miss Mary O'Connor.
Secretary—Miss Gertrude Ramsland.
Treasurer— Effle Lyders. 3
SLEEPY EYE BRANCH.
x? V Sleepy Eye. Minn.
President— J. K. Wright.
Vice President—Mrs. Bert Hammond. •
Secretary—Miss Mabel M. Smalley.
Treasurer— Elinor Frltze.
President— Ruth Hamilton.
Vice President—Miss Emily Simmons.
Secretary—Miss Dorothy Pattee.
Treasurer— Louise Gillette.
_ Honorable President— Annie Laurie
Lewis. . : .
Lady Director—Mrs. W. A. Morse.
WILLING WORKERS' BRANCH.
St. Paul. Minn.
'President—Miss Nellie Scotten.
Secretary—Miss Ethel Gill.
Treasurer—Miss Fanny Brant. .
> HOWARD LAKE BRANCH.
Howard Lake, Minn.
President— Caroline Parker.
Secretary— Eleanor B. Nott.
Treasurer— Mabel Nott.
"FIRST SUNSHINE BRANCH."
St. Paul, Minn. "y?y
President— Jessie McCrossen.
Secretary— Mr. J. B. Berry.
?: ?. - MIZPAH BRANCH.
President—Mrs. F. W. McKay.
Vice President— Ella Parker.
Treasurer—Miss Maybelle Crewcox.
Secretary—Miss Ethel Parker.
•President— Carrie Nolan.
Vice President Miss Florence Robin
Treasurer—Miss Helen DeMerse. -•
Secretary—Miss Ethel Parker. .
WIDE AWAKE FOURTEEN BRANCH.
x ;*y Fergus Falls. Minn. '??•'>
President— Hazel Anderson.
Vice President Miss Lynnferd McMa
hon. - ■ - '"••-. • --■
Treasurer—Miss Helen Jewett.
Secretary—Miss Frances Collier.
President—Miss Lila M. O'Neale.
Vice President —Miss Genevieve Lewis.
Treasurer—Miss Ruth Brinley.
Secretary—Miss Emily R. Child.
y yy Minneapolis, Minn.
President—Miss Edith Stern.
Vice President Miss Jennie Hall.
: Secretary Lola Henlon.
.Treasurer—Miss Bessie Fitterling.
FAIR VIEW BRANCH.
President—Miss Lena Sheffield.
Vice President—Howard Toy.
Treasurer Oscar England. .
.Secretary Miss Ruth Berg.
Clearwater, Minn. .;?.
President— Mrs. Charles M. Stevens.
Vice President—Miss Grace M. Whiting.
Secretary Miss Jessie Rogers.
Treasurer—Miss Katherine Roberts.
President—Miss Arlaine Loveless.
Vice President—Miss Florence Webb.
Secretary Miss Marjorle Shell.
Treasurer—Miss Ferol Norris.
LAKE BENTON BRANCH.
Lake Benton, Minn.
President—Mrs. Stella Carlisle.
Vice President Miss Christina Johnson.
Treasurer Miss Phebe Evans.
ST. LOUIS PARK BRANCH.
President—L. W. Fuller.
Vice President Miss Isabella Hamilton.
Secretary Miss Clarice Bryant.
President— Cleone D. Bergren.
Vice President— Lilian Kane.
Secretary Miss Lilian Irene Roberts.
Treasurer Miss Helen Gllkerson.
President—Mrs. L. C. Twombly.
Vice President—Mrs. W. C. Rowell.
Secretary—Mrs. C- W. Jenne.
Treasurer Mrs. E. Kneeland.
LINCOLN SCHOOL BRANCH.
?y?~ Minneapolis, Minn.
President — Davidson.
. Secretary—Joseph Flnkelsteln.
-,;y?- ■-:? Minneapolis, Minn.
President—Miss Ella Bally.
Vice President Miss Mary Day.
- Secretary-— Opal Fay. -« ? ;
Treasurer Lillian Porcher.
Sacred Heart, Minn.
President —Miss Matilde Christenson.
Vice President— Ella Hagan.
Treasurer —Miss Olga Tuff.
Secretary Miss Pearl O'Connor. -
FOREST HEIGHTS BRANCH.
- Minneapolis. Minn.
President—Miss Elizabeth Hamilton.
Vice President Miss Olga Olson.
Treasurer Miss Ruth Walker.
Secretary—Miss Blanch Mortimer.
GOLDEN GLOW BRANCH.
Minneapolis, Minn. '
President—Miss Blanche Howe.
- Vice President Miss Hazel Garrett.
* Secretary and Treasurer—Miss Flossie
GOOD LUCK BRANCH.
St. Paul. Minn.
President— Carrye Nlppblt.
Treasurer— Elinor Brown.
Secretary—Miss Edna Mills.
:,* All - Inquiries relating to this depart
ment should be addressed to Lillian Ellis,
state organizer, 1615 St. Anthony avenue,
St. Paul, Minn. y.--^,.:.-■",
Mrs. Cynthia' Westover Alden, the In
teresting woman who conceived the idea
of the , International Sunshine society, is
its president-general and the inspiring
genius 'of the ; movement. The society
with its simple creed of -cheerfulness and
kindly ; action - is having "a phenomenal
growth. From Its small beginning among
the women reporters of a New York news
paper, It now numbers 100,000 or more in
many lands. - • >..";■
Mrs. Alden's life-history Is the record
of an ambitious, indomitable and fearless
spirit. The daughter of a Western miner,
and ; left motherless *_ In infancy, she. was
brought x up by her father among the
miners :of Colorado. The ' effect of . this
unique training has colored her writings,
which have all the freshness of the moun
tain heights and of the Western life. She**
was graduated at Boulder normal school
and taught school for a short time. Then
with a young woman friend, she left the
West for the East, intent on acquiring a
musical education. Under considerable
hardship, she achieved her design and fol
lowed a musical career with some success
Entertaining a n ambition to become * a &■
linguist, she succeeded in learning Ger
man, French, Spanish and Italian, sup
porting herself meanwhile by work as an
inspector in the New York custom house.
Later she became secretary in the street -
cleaning department, where her Inventive
genius was displayed in the creation of a
new form of dump-cart now in use in
many European cities. This invention
won for her the only gold medal ever
granted by the Parisian Society of In
ventors to a woman. The young Western
woman next assumed the position of su
perintendent of a candy factory, which
she soon left to take a place in the Metro
politan Museum of Natural History, cata
loguing books, precious stones and min
erals. Incidentally, she was busy on a
guide book to New York; and then natur
ally drifted Into newspaper work. It was
while in charge of the woman's page on
the New York Tribune that she conceived '
the idea of the Sunshine society, to which j
she now devotes her entire time and at
tention. In 1896 she married John Alden, a
New York journalist. Since her marriage I
she has published:
Each hour we think
Of others more than self, that hour will
live again, ■•- ■ ■■ •, ->■..-„,..
And every lowly sacrifice we make
For others' good shall make life more
than self, y >
And open the windows of thy soul to
■ light .y -.: y,--y
From higher spheres. So hail thy lot with
Truth lies In intuitions of the soul.
For thee shall evermore be woulds to
And melt the clouds In arching irises
On heights cerulean. Help every one
And hinder none; forgiveness thee for
*' - *, gives
And makes thy life divine.
Everyone who wants to know what
sunshine is ought to read our president
general's — Mrs. Alder—article in the
February issue of the Ladles' Home Jour
nal, which is the international organ for
the Sunshine society. Mrs. Alden says in
reply to "What Is Sunshine?" ."That is
very easy to answer. It Is Just letting
your light shine." "Divvying with the oth
er fellow" is the idea of the Sunshine so
ciety, y - • - ..-■ x.-yy.
Kindness unspoken is almost no kind- ..
ness at all. It Is like a smothered fire
that gives out more smoke than warmth. •
To think is to be, to love is to live, and
to do is to serve while living. ' ■■§;?»■,....., '
Thought is the sap of life, love Its '.
flower and action its fruit. kP«9h -;J!i*
The aim of a noble life Is not. to ,be,<,
great, but to be good; not to be happy,
but to be useful. ■ •>} :.>»it**.'-_
It Is wisdom to take the best you can „
get; it Is goodness to give of the' best '
you have. : ■■■.,. -.
Acts of kindness, done In kindness to
an enemy, are so many . barricades ,
against the evil he might do you.
He Is a good man who helps the good §
to grow where he finds it; he Is a great
man, as well as good, who starts the good
to growing where It was not growing be
fore.—J. M. P. Otts.
Though we're living in the sunshine.
With no thought of the tomorrow,
Ought we quite forget the others,'
Who must pass their ways In sorrow?
Should we not amid our pleasures '
To the weary lend a hand, * ■■: . .--s,
As they falter o'er the pathway. . . ;
Struggling toward" the better land?
—A. <;. Ballard.
Help lift the burden of your neighbor."
There is that quality. in human nature
that responds quickly to kindness, while *
the effect on the one whY- is kind is just
as noticeable.Denver Sunshine.
Wouidst thou fashion for thyself a seemly
Then do not fret over what is past and
And spite of all thou mayst have left he
hind,. • .... ,-,
Live each day as If thy life were just
begun. —Goethe;-*' '""
The workshop of character is everyday
life. The uneventful and commonplace"'
hour is where the battle Is won or lost. ,',,
The fairest action of our human life
Is scorning to revenge an injury;
For who forgives without a further strife.
His adversary's heart to him doth tie.
And 'tis a firmer conquest truly said.
To win the heart, than overthrow the
head. Lady Carew.
So many we live, that every hour
May die as dies the natural flower,
A self-reviving thing of power;*"
That every thought and every deed
May hold within itself the seed
Of future good and future need." '.
Man is dear to man; the poorest poor
Long for some moments in a weary life
When they can know and feel that they
have been _'
Themselves the fathers and the dealers
out > -ry
Of some small blessings; have been kind
'". *• to such •_ * .
As needed kindness, for this single cause,
That we have all of us one human heart.
There is a movement among the North
Carolina Sunshiners for the establishing
of a Rest Home in the mountains.
This home Is Intended not only for work
ing women, but also for those whose
means would not otherwise allow them
the rest, pure water and Invigorating air
of the mountains during the heated sea
son of the South.
The plan is known as the cottage plan,
a number of small furnished cottages
where a few can join together In light
housekeeping dining room where those
who desire may get day board and a large
hall or . dormitory for children who are
alone may be under the care of a motherly
matron. This plan Insures quiet and rast
to all, as each party has Its own little
home and can mix or mingle with others
as they please, can do as much or as lit
tle cooking as they please, can come and
go as they please.
A true home of rest and recuperation
at a merely nominal price. It is hoped
that every philanthropic person, whether
a Sunshiner or not, will take a personal
interest In this and will In some way con
tribute to Its accomplishment. All who
are ln anyway. interested, whether In as
sisting in the work, or if wishing to take
advantage of its accommodations for
themselves or others, are invited to write
to the president of North Carolina Sun
shine society, Hendersonvllle, N. C.
"WHEN I WAS A MAID."
- When I was a maid,
Nor of lovers afraid.
My mother cried, "Girls never listen to
Her lectures were long,
But I thought her quite wrong?
And I said. "Mother, whom should I listen
Now, teaching in turn
What I never could learn
I find, like my mother, my lesson all
Men ever deceive.
Silly maidens believe
And still 'tis the old story over again.
So humbly they woo.
What can poor maidens do
But keep them alive when they swear they
must die? *•
Ah! who can forbear
As they weep in despair
Their '. crocodile tears •in compassion ts
Yet wedded at last, ,
When the honeymoon's past
The lovers forsake us, the husband's, re
Our vanity's check'd,
y. - And we ne'er can expect'
They will tell us the old story over again.