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rially of a letter received, in which the one who indited it sums up the great writers now living very briefly, and whom he con siders consist of Tolstoy, Kipling, Mark Twain and one other whom he only hints at. This latter is, in tire opinion of the writer, the most promis ing litterateur we have, and he says if he goes on as he is doing now, will leave all the other contemporary au thors behind. In the letter he incloses the name of this prodigy on a separate piece of paper and hopes that the read ers of the magazine will try their hands at guessing who it is and send in names to the editor. For some reason or other we imagine this promising writer tv be an American, but would not dare hazard a further guess as to his iden tity. The principal point in the letter to be dwelt upon is the calm way in which the writer passes over the bulk of the literary folk in every country arid announces that we have now but four immortals. Tolstoy he admires for his fearlessness and sincerity, Kip ling he considers the one original spirit of the. age in literature, and Mark Twain is regarded as great because he has been able to make so many people laugh. It will be interesting to follow the pueyses which will be made as to ;he fourth great writer. It has never .seemed to occur to anyone that it might be a woman, but of course it is :i possibility. Mr. Upton Sinclair, whose portrait fippeju's on this page, the author of "Manassas.,'' was born in Baltimore, Sept. 20, 1878. and graduated from the I'oile.ue of the City of New York in is!* 7. He subsequently attended the graduate school of -Columbia univer sity for four years. In 1900 he was married, and most of his time since 1 lien hap been devoted to literary work. His first stoiies showed Uim a man of force and of original ideas. It is said that he has really found himself in this long- and rather meaty novel, the first of a trilogy designed as an epic of the Civil war. Mr. Sinclair's home is at Princeton, X. J. • >r.e of the fir.st things he did was a novel called "Prince Hagan," a most remarkable story of the effect of fabu lous wealth upon the character. The genesis of the joke is discussed in the . onfesstons of a "jokesniith," in one of the magazines, and the old idea that ;i humorist Is the saddest of men, ex ploded. It would seem that the pro onal joker's life is lather merry ami he enjoya his trade of playing with JPJ- —- I . __ i " ■■• ■ ■'■■'■: ':">:'■ :- '■■■■'" :''-:'M. ;/ \-<j • j^BSB^HnRBBI'- -:-"-;v mm j^j : :.-■;-;■■ ... .'::''*■ ■■■■■; i ;1 ANNE WARNER Author of "Susan Ciegg and Her Friend, Mrs. Lathrop." v ■ ris. He iv"'s a sioi's* of seeing in a funny paper four or live years ago a jpoke which he says is certainly twenty f years old; here it is: A man referring to a woman says: "She is not ex- actly handsome, but she has a face that \ grows on one." The other speaker, usually a woman, answers. '"Well, I'm glad it did nor grow on me." When the joker saw that in the 'papei* he decided to improve on it a" little, so he rewrote the answer as follows: "I suppose so. It Is certainly not a face that one would have grafted." For this ho got two dollars. His improvement was apropos _ of the man who advertises to improve cml disguise ugly features by grafting. % This professional funny man has also if* joke hospital where unuse.l jokes are i . ■ - ..■■.,,.-...- r- «i- r-..-;.. . .. ■•..-.. ■-■--.- :>:'J^--;.'." ;.!V:.'-.yf ' ■.•''■'"■*■"■•''■■"• ■•■• -put, to be retrimmed as he expresses it. mended up or used as circumstances require. For instance, he has in the hospital a bundle of jokes labeled "war," which rather lost their point after the close of our unpleasantness with Spain, but now all he has to do is to furbish them up a bit, substitute Russia and Japan for America and Spain and send them out. One joke which he regarded as funny then but which did not sell was of a man who refused to enlist because he was under bonds to keep the peace. His bicycle jokes he has had to change into auto mobile jokes and this has necessitated a good deal of treatment before they could leave the hospital. He has also Klondike jokes which by a little judi cious turning over can be applied to Siberia and obtain a new lease of life. A reading of this article is quite a revelation of the tricks of a trade that must be taken seriously even though it relates largely to the little squibs most frequently under the eye in news papers upon the construction of which we ponder but seldom. The Affair at the Inn—By Kate Douglas WJggin, Mary Findlater, Jane Find later and Allen McAulay. Houghton, Mlfflin & Co. For sale by St. Paul Book and Stationery company. A very good love story Is this one, written in a series of confessions, one might call them, by the persons most concerned, and the fact that each of the characters is written by one of the four authors gives the book the charm of novelty. Naturally the reader is most interested in Virginia, the part written by Kate Douglas Wiggin, al though they are all so well written and the whole so prettily told that there is not much to choose between them. Virginia Pomeroy and her moth er are rich Americans who are "doing" England and have reached the Grey Tor inn in Devonshire, where on ac count of Mrs. Pomeroy's health thfry have elected to tarry for a time. Here, too, are the other persons of the drama, Mrs. McGill, a fretful English invalid, and her companion. Miss Evesham, and Sir ArchibaldwMaxwell Mackenzie, who with his automobile, is the hero of the romance. Each one writes of the do ings of each day from his and her point of view and looked at from the differ-' ing standpoints they make a most amusing story. Of course Sir Archi bald falls in love with Virginia, which she intends him to do, and equally of course he is unaware that he is doing so and much astonished when he dis covers it. The distressing and dis tressed Mrs. McGill, with whom beauty and charm are great crimes and doubly heinous when possessed bjr an Ameri can girl, is well drawn both by herself in the chapters which she contributes and when seen through the eyes of her victims. For of couse she makes it disagreeable for everyone and Inci dentally contributes much to the gay ety of nations by her absurd objections to everything anyone else desires to do. Very charming is the story of the picnic to which Virginia went in the automobile, and Mrs. MeGili in the lit tle cart pulled at intervals by Greyto ria, a fat pony, which had a way of sitting down in the road to rest. This picnic was the beginning of the end as far as Sir Archibald was concerned, and he discovered on the way home that Virginia was necessary to his hap piness. A very pretty love story is this, the re*ading of which will con sume an hour most pleasantly. The Trail to Boy land—By Wilbur D. Nes bit. Bobbs-Merrill company, Indianap olis. For sale by St. Vaul Book and Stationery company. Seldom have so many poems of genu ine heart interest been assembled be tween two covers as in this instance. Poems relating to boyhood are here which will appeal strongly to every man who has not forgotten that he was once a bay. and there are plain but striking rhymes on intimate affairs of every-day life and also poems of pa triotism. Mr. Nesbit long ago acquired a more than local reputation by his newspaper verse, first in the Baltimore American and then in the Chicago Tribune, with which latter paper he is still connected and furnishes the de lightful "Line o' Type" column every day. No ambitious flights of the im agination or journeys into the realm of metaphysical poetics find place in "The Trail to Boyland." but it has on every page something that moves the heart profoundly and not a little that will be treasured long because it deserves treasuring. —<?>- . The Green Diamond—By Arthur Morri son. T,. C. Page & Co. For sale by St. Paul Book and Stationery com pany. Possibly Arthur Morrisons other stories. "Tales of Mean Streets." and "The Hole in the Wall," may be better literature than "The Green Diamond." but ii is quite certain -that his latest book will be more widely read and ap preciated. It is one of those adventure stories which deal with modern times, containing a mystery not solved until the end and interwoven is a love story. Harvey Crook is an Englishman who deals in antiques, or rather, as he puts it. he buys in a cheap market and sells dearly almost anything- that happens to interest him. In 1902 he attends the Delhi durbar, and among the native visitors is the rajah of C-oona, owner of tfie famous —and priceless—green dia mond known as the Eye of Goona. One day there is a commotion in the rajah's tent and the great five is missing. This is the prologue. Harvey Crook is about to sail for home when Hsrtm. a German collector of curios, sends for him and asks as a favor that he carry with him to London a dozen magnums of old Tokay, which he has picked up for a song and hopes to sell at a big ad vance. His excuse for not taking them himself is that he is ill and cannot leave now and he does not care to send them in the ordinary way. So Crook consents and places th<? priceless wine in his cabin. On the voyage he meets a millionaire American. Lyman Merrick. and his daughter Daisy. Here the love story—story bgins. Crook tells the American what he has in his tabin and the latter becomes interested and finally offers to buy (he wine tt the fabulous price of £iOO for the dozen magnums. Crook fe^is that he is be traying his trust, and yet remembering that Hahn said he hoped to receive £ 100 for the lot. decides to sell. So he accepts the offer and the wive goes to Merrick. When they reach South ampton, after having drank one bottle of the wine on board, the American puts up the eleven magnums at auction hoping to get some of the money back which he now begins to think he spent foolishly. But the entire eleven fetch only about £5. Crook goes to London and is much astonished to find. Hahn, who has come by the fast mall, wait ing for him. When he informs him of the sale and the big price he obtained for the wine, Hahn nsarly faints and THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1904 accuses him of having ruined him. Obtaining the name of the auctioneer he rushes out of the room. Crook be comes suspicious « and makes up his mind that the green diamnd, stolen at Delhi, must have been concealed in one of the magnums. Here begins the search for the wine by Crook assisted by the Americans on one hand, and by Hahn on his part. The fate of the magnums and the adventures resulting make a most interesting story. There are but two weak points in it; one Crook's mere conjecture that the dia mond is in one of the magnums, and upon which he acts with such certain ty, and the 'preposterous American in the person of Merrick. Surely English-^ men ought to know something about American men by this time, and yet they persist in drawing caricatures of them in their novels. With these ex ceptions the book is readable and high ly entertaining. Susan Clegg and Her Friend, Mrs. Lath rop—By Anne Warner. Little, Brown & Co., Boston. For sale by St. Paul Book and Stationery company. In Susan Clegg Annie Warner has created a character as unique as Mrs. Wiggs. Several of the chapters or this narration of Miss Clegg's colloquies with her friend Mrs. Lathrop across their fence, have appeared as short stories in the Century Magazine, but they have been rewritten and the au thor has added another as a finish, en titled "The Minister's Vacation," mak ing a most amusing windup for this most amusing book. The fact that Anne Warner (Mrs. French) was born and brought up in St. Paul and now calls it her home adds greatly to the interest of her stories here, and her friends are naturally very proud of her literary success. Susan Clegg was a spinster of uncer tain age living next door to Mrs. La throp and at the edge of the village, the doings in which were of absorbing interest to the two women. Mrs. La throp chewed clover while Susan re galed her with the stories of the town folk who all went to the same church. Mrs. Lathrop once in a while got a word in, but not often, and then Susan resented the interruption. The public is fairly familiar with the adventures of Susan which have appeared, but the last chapter of the book has not been in print before and is really the best of them all. It concerns the taking of a vacation by the overworked minister and the farming out of his thirteen children among the various parishion ers. It all happened at a .meeting of the sewing society, and Susan tells Mrs. Lathrop how it was suggested by some member that as the weather was oppressively hot the minister was tired out, and it would be well to send him away for a rest. As he was not likely to obtain* any if he took'the children, they decided" to relieve him and his wife of that burden during his absence. So they put the names of the thirteen on slips of paper and into the sugar bowl, each woman to draw out a child. Of course there were favorites, and several of them promptly returned their slips and refused to. abide by the drawing, hence it had to be done sev eral times, with much discussion and objection. Finally each child was placed, the minister and his wife noti fied and things began to happen. All the thirteen women who took the chil dren met on the village square each night to relate their experiences, which were duly repeated to Mrs. Lathrop by Susan. What those thirteen children did not do during that week has never been thought of by infant minds. Mrs. Lathrop led a most exciting life dur ing that week, for what Susan had to tell was equal to the front page of a yellow journal. It must be read to be appreciated. Before the week was over the virtuous women who cared for the children made up their minds the min ister did not intend to return, and the matter was clinched by the startling news that he had taken his winter ear laps! But the minister did return and the thirteen were returned with many thanks. Some of Susan's quaint remarks wilj live, such as: "One man can lead a horse to water, but a thousand can't get him to stick his nose in 'f he don't want to, 'n' I thank my stars 't I ain't got nothin' 'n' me as craves to marry a man 's ded set agin the idea." "Xs far 's my experience goes a wom an afore she marries a man always admires him full 's much and maybe even more 'n his own mother can. so ■^"v^^^^v*^s ** UPTON SINCLAIR Author of "Manassas." it 's breath wasted to try 'n' tell either of 'em a plain truth about him." MAGAZINE NOTES The personal appearance of the Reader Magazine lor October is singularly at tractive. The table of contents shows care in the making:. Readers of widely varying deshvs should find ample satis faction. Between Emerson Hough's story of "The Girl and the Julep," which is real American humor, and Israel Zang wilfa essay on the very "satisfactory as sassination of Monsieur de Ptehve." there is a wide field that is covered by "The Issues of the Campaign." by Arthur I. Street; "An Incidental Tragedy." by El liott Flower; '"AmeTiean Literature, by Will D. Howe; "The Cattle on the Hills." by Hector Fuller, the only war correspondent who got into Port Arthur; "Wet Weather Talk." by James Whit comb RHey; "Octave Thanet—A Little Biography." "A Visit to the Farm." two charming drawings in color by Will Vaw ter, besides many other illustrations and decorations, some good verse and an in stallment of "The Man on the Box." A series of six brief papers is to be contributed to St. Nicholas for the com ing year by Dr. E. E. Walker under the title 'Until the Doctor Comes." They are "emergency talks" telling briefly and clearly what to do in case ot accident or sudden illness (such as burns, sunstroke, apparent drowning, etc.) In the interval between seuding fov the doctor and his arrival. Dr. Walker is to describe a few simple, safe and helpful things that can be done, and a few mistakes than can be avoided. BOOK NEWS It is said that the new story by the author of "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch," which is to begin in the December ' Century, is the story of a little Scotch boy who ships from Glasgow as a stowaway I and brings up in Kentucky. Mr. Mark Lee Luther's new-.novel of politics in New York state went into its second edition within ten days of publica tion. The critics are hailing it as one of the great dramatizations of American po litical life. Special interest attaches to the novel just now on account of the im pending election. Much interest is felt in Mr. Gouverneur Morris' forthcoming romance. "The Pa gan's Progress," the first book which he has published for some time. It is under stood that Mr. Morris has first of all writ ten a singularly stirring romance of love, jealousy, rivalry and revenge, and these universal passions find expression in a picturesque and original story of primitive man. In the course of his romance the author is said to suggest the origin of a belief in future life, and also to give graphic imaginary pictures of th* discov ery of fire and the invention of the bow and of pottery- It is announced that "The Pagan's Progress," which has been strikingly illustrated, will be published immediately by A. S. Barnes & Co. Miss Gertrude Smith, whose hook for children. "Little Precious," is just publish ed by the Harpers, was recently asked by a New Englander why'she lived in Atlanta when she might live in Boston, to which she made the following interesting reply: "The South is waking up. I like to see things wake up! Atlanta is like a West ern city on 'a boom.' It is the highest city but one east of the Rocky moun tains, and. being on the delightful end of the Blue Ridge mountains, it doesn't have humidity. August has been too cool. The nights are never to be forgotten—always cool. Every one wears white, moves slow ly, and takes things easy. There are, too, many negroes, and they wait on you for very little, and every one has open fires in whiter.'and waffles and fried chicken." "The last shall be first." in the October Atlantic, which vindicates its historic leadership in political affairs by two im portant articles for which it reserves its closing pages: "The Democratic Appeal," written by Edward"M. Shepard, and "The Republican Point of View," stated by Representative S. W. McCall. in which the writers explain and defend the prin ciples of their respective parties. Two entertaining 1 and instructive papers are that on "The Intelligence Office," a lively discussion of the "servant gal" problem, by Frances A. Kellor, and "The Closed Shop," by Charles J. Bullock (which opens the number), a valuable article on the state of the male labor question. Nobushige Amenomori contributes "The Japanese Spirit," a paper which contains much new and enlightening information about Japanese nature, environment and ancestor worship, and corrects many oc cidental blunders about his countrymen and their ways. Robert Lincoln O'Brien discusses "Ma chinery and English Style," the effect of the typewriter and stenographer upon writers of today. Mrs. Austin's exciting Alta-Californian romance, "Isidro," is continued. Single short stories and sketches are "The Light Hearted." a tale of the consequences of youthful transgression, by Will Payne; "Captains Folly," an old salt's romance, by Sewell Ford; "The Passing of Spring." a love story, by Katharine M. Roof, and "A Night in a Freight Car," a Kip lingesque experience with horses, by H. C. Merwin. Literary papers and reviews are "The Art of Miss Jewett," delightfully treated by Charles Miner Thompson; "The Pres ent South," reviewed by Booker T. Wash ington, and "Books New and Old," a paper on "The Missfon of the Literary Critic," by Gamaliel Bradford Jr. The Theater Magazine for October is a splendid issue, filled with interesting arti cles on stage matters and fine pictures of stage folk. The month's interview is fur nished by Maclyn Arbuckle, the chat tak ing the novel form of a transcription from the actor's own diary. Lucretia Davidson gives an interesting insight into the past summer's doing at Bayreuth, and another article which will be read with avidity by those who have written plays is "The Professional Play Reader and His Uses." A lo"nger and well Illustrated article gives an interesting description of "The The ater in Spain.'" • Millicent Moone continues her amusing letters to actors she -has never seen, and there is also a detailed announcement concerning the coming ar/ rival of a company of French players in New York. The pictures, as usual, are elaborate and plentiful. They include, in addition to a beautiful portrait of Mrs. Patrick Campbell in colors, a full page plate of Viola Allen in "The Winter's Tale," Cecilia Loftus in "The Serio-Comic Governess," Lulu Glaser in "A Madcap Princess," W. 11. Crane in "Business Is Business," Ethel Barrymore and David Warfleld in "The Music Master." There are also scenes from "The College Widow." "The Duke of Killicrankie." "Taps," "Letty." "The School Girl," "Weather Beaten Benson." "Jack's Lit tle Surprise," "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch." "La Tour de Nesle." There are also portraits of all the principal singers in W. H. Savage's production of "Parsi fal," Selena Johnson. Anne Crawfoid Flexner, Rupert Hughes, George Edwardes, Otis Skinner. Maud Durbin. Marion Ab bott, Lizzie Hudson Collier, Adelaide Keim. Max Eigman, etc. The illustrated magazine number of the Outlook for October is a woman's numbei, and presents a long list of articles relating to woman's interests, to the varied occu pations of women and to striking and in teresting personalities among women. Among the articles will be found: "Some Women Writers." by Miss Jeannette L. Gilder, of the Critic; '"Women Illustrators of Child Life." by Elizabeth Lore North: "Settlement Workers and Their Work." by Mary B. Sayles; "Queen Alexandra and Her Gardens," by Mrs. E. Douglas Shields; "The Social Ideals of American Women," by Elizabeth MeCiacken; "One Woman on a School Board," by Anna C. Woodruff, and "The Maid and the Mis tress." a discussion on domestic prob lems, by Mrs. Florence M. Kingsley (au thor of "Ths Garden of a Commuter's Wife" and "The Woman-Errant"), and Prof. Lucy M. Salmon (author of "Do mestic Service"*. The story of this is sue has a special fitness for a woman's number; it is by Alice Ward -Bailey and is called "A Pioneer in Coeducation." The October-December number of tbe Forum contains six reviews of the quar ter's progress and four special articles. H. Litehfield West's survey of "Ameri can Politics" is of unusual importance this quarter, as it discusses the issues and prospects of the presidential cam paign. The war in the East naturally ab sorbs the greater part of A. Maurice Lows account of "Foreign Affairs." In his paper on "Finance." Alexander I>. Noyes deals with the effect of the same conflict upon the money market as well as with the harvest outlook, and the course of the stock exchange, "Applied Science' is in the hands of Henry Har rison Suplee. who considers mainly re cent advances in engineering, but takes note also of the commercial vahie of chemical and other discoveries. Herbert W. Horwill's "Literature" review is oc cupied in the present issue with books of travel. '"The Educational Outlook." by Ossian H. Lang, includes a detailed crit icism of Jhe principal educational ex hibits at the St. Louis fair. The special articles are "Protection Against Fires and Faulty Construction." by Louis Wind muller; "Private Societies and the En forcement of the Criminal Law." by Champe S. Andrews; "The Negro's Part in the Negro Problem." by Prof. Kelly Miller, of Howard university. Washing ton, D. C. and "Is the Human Brain Stationary?"' by Prof. W. 1.-Thomas, of Chicago university. 0 No other American magazine is pub lishing, from month to month, anything like the amount of campaign material that appears in the successive numbers of the Review of Reviews. The editorial presentation of the various issues in that periodical closely follows the trend of the national canvass, and no important development is overlooked. In connection with the appearance of Judge Parker's letter of acceptance, the October number of the Review has an interesting discus sion of the charges of extravagance against the Roosevelt administration and an exposition of the famous "Order No. 78." There is also extended comment on the New York state situation and the comparative strength and weakness of the opposing gubernatorial candidates, Justice* Herrick and Lieut. Gov. Higgins. The 'Cartoons of the Campaign" this month are the best of the season. The October number of the North Amer ican Review is an excellent number. Sum marizing the movements of various kinds GOOD NEWS TO MUSICAL BUYERS iklV ft f^ Jlt» "n DlAklH CMC OIIPPCOO ±*f i^^^- #*I^/ rIANU oALt ouuutoo l^^^^^^^^ggJß VICTOR Business Pros- ( 1 Talking Machines - pects Good JiSlSgip. The best disc machine on the mar- '^""JftT •ket. We can furnish you these com- . %»•* plete with horn for $15, $25, $30, $35, ; * The business in our -Talking- Ma- ;-• |"\\/CD • O I"">/"\C: " 11 $40, - $45, $50, $75, and if you are not [J • chine - and :: Phonograph .department ° ■VLI I tl\ DKv/Ji in ; position7^ pay all cash, buy it on haa increased the past year by leapa : -"^ "^■'niiAlAP : our : weekly payment plan of $1.00 - ,_• ■_, m ::--'';'-- * r/ rl Al\l 1\ down and $100 per week. /♦*--; ; and bounds- r These-two instruments \ . ■ IMI lUj : . 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Talking machine parlors, th world ' our Prices, are the lowest, :■ £-\r%f* AM CAI IT 4th floor. ■ ■ ''^T- " ; our terms the easiest, , and people; ■ vltC\J/\l 1 SAkLitl v-" !__^ll-y ■■■ ''--■■ -■■■■■■ . - '■' have : money to buy. Times are r .. • v . ■ .. _-.--.-_._ __ , ■: .- -■•■■ ■ ' ■ good: this talk of. hard times is;all We have about 100 organs which i WTL I WLl||V] talk. Just se.e:the new houses go- -.^ .■■■■:„■■-,:■■■■■■■. .' . •, ■ ■ pJtlroijFn . ing up in town, and a real estate We are offenn& ;at factory: rices" MAIMnAI INC '- - man told us that the people building The are .m? st of them new, but.. IVIAnLIULinOj .them were paying for them. The discontinued . and special styles;. - " GUITARS. H^Xio} - only man whOSe business is dulL is r: also some i second-hand ones. $50 .^.r:...._.,. ■--ir'.-'-it'-';-:^:.:-;" v the man that loans': money. He ■■ *,- *_ >-_ ■ . -"_ .". ;s JOS. - can't loan it, no one wants bor- organs $30; 75 organs $40, etc. Sold - v. :- x . :fj \r; row. Prosperity. 1 is still doing busl- on ;easy.:. payments. Send for Bar . I HC ''-I ISCSt. ness at the "old stand." ;. • gain Bulletin ■ No. 3. ' W| '"■ -^rVV/"ffT Wlk' :^:^O:~ ':':fTii'-rik-irV^- Largest Music House in the North - I IIV I— I-C- iV Kkl I west -Sole. Agents Stein way and • \Jm LJ I LIV Uk UllUf Knabe Pianos. 17 DYER BUILDING; ST. PAUL, MINN. . THE INTERNATIONAL ♦'DO SOMETHING FOR SOMEBODY QUICK" •Fop Shut-Ins Nellie Nichols organised a branch of shut-ins called "Lo%-e-s Messengers." Their object is to write bright, cheery letters on each member's birthday. The following is a list of the October birth days, and let us all remember them: Miss Letitia Mason, Genesee Depot, Wis.. Oct. 17. Miss Clara Dike, Douglass Hill P. 0., Sebargo, Me., Oct. 22. Miss Jessie McOhver, Gary, S. D., Oct. '30. Mr4.*Mary J. Crawford. 1113 Fourth street southeast. Minneapolis, Oct. 30. "If I am weak and you are string, Why then, wky then. To you the braver deeds belong; And so again If you have gifts and I have none, If I have shade and you have sun. 'Tis yours with freer -hand to give, "Ms yours with truer grace to live. Than I, who. giftless. sunless, stand With barren life and hand. 'Tis Wisdom's law, the perfect code. By love inspired; Of Him on whom much is bestowed Is much required. The tuneful, throat is bid to sing. The oak must reign the forest's king. The rushing stream the wheel must move. The beaten steel its strength must prove. 'Tis given unto the eagle's eyes To face the midday skies." Faith, Hope and Charity Have Faith! though tempest rage without, Fling to the winds thy cruel fears. For love will soon dispel all doubt. And Christ dry up thy fallen tears. Have Hope! the sun is brightly shining. Behind the clouds that hide your sky, And touches with a silvery lining. And bids the clouds and darkness fly. Have Charity! the greatest of the three; Even as thyself, thy neighbors love Love one another; the decree Given by Him who reigns above. Love Thyself Last Love thyself last. Look mar, behold thy duty To those who walk beside thee down ' life's road; Make glad their days by little acts of beauty. And help them bear the burden of earth's load. Love thyself last. Look for and find the stranger Who staggers 'neath his^sin and his de spair Go lend a hand, and lead him out of danger To heights where he may see the world is fair. , Love thyself last; and oh, such joy shall thrill thee As never yet to selfish soul was given. Whate'er thy lot, a perfect peace will fill thee And earth shall seem the ante-room of heaven. Learn to laugh. A good laugh is bet ter than medicine. Learn how to tell a story. A well told story is as welcome as a sunbeam in a sick room. Learn to keep your own troubles to yourself. The world is too busy to care for your ills and sor rows. Learn to stop croaking. If you cannot see any good in the world keep the bad to yourself. Learn to hide your pains*, and aches under a pleasant smile. No- ; body cares to hear whether you have the •which are a menace to the autocratic gov ernment of Russia, Karl Blind depicts "Czarism at Bay." Baron Mqpeheur, Bel gian minister to the t'nited States, de scribes the "Conditions in the Congo Free State " Dr. Allan McLane Hamilton, the eminent alienist, discusses "Sanity and Safety in Relation to Public Office. ' Prof. Brander Matthews endeavors to forecast the tendencies of "Literature in the New Century-" Dr. P. Chalmers Mitchell calls attention to the forces that are at work in "The Making of Modern Races." Gov. Lucius F. C. Garvin. of Rhode Island, suggests "How Good City Government May be Had." Silas C. Swallow, Prohibi tion candidate for the presidency, states some of the reasons why he and his party favor prohibition. Marin Foster Wash bu'ne inquires whether there may not be at once a difference between and an identity in "Masculine and Feminine Occupa tions " Charles Harvey Genung tells the interesting story of the age-long effort to accomplish "The Reform, of the Calen dar" President W. R. Harper, of the Chicago university, contrasts ''Higher Education in the West" with higher edu cation in the East. John Charlton. a member of the Canadian parliament, ffive3 earache, headache or rheumatism. Don't cry. Tears do well enough in novels and on the stage, but they are out of place in real life. Learn to meet your friends with a smile. The good-humored man or woman is alway.s welcome, but the dys peptic or hypochondriac is not wanted anywhere and is a nuisance as well. The Four Sunbeams Four little sunbeams came earthward one day. Shining and dancing on their way. Resolved that their eoutsc should be blest. "Let us try." they all whispered, "som* kindness to do, Xot seek our own pleasure nil the day through. Then meet in the eve at the west." One sunbeam ran in a low cottage door, And played hide and seek with a child on ,> the floor/ Till baby laughed loud In his glee, And chased with delight his strange play mate so bright. The little hands grasping in vain for the light That ever before them, would flee. One crept to the couch where an invalid lay, * And brought him a dream of the sweet summer day. Its bird-song and beauty and bloom, Till pain was forgotten and weary unrest. And in fancy he roamed through the scenes he loved best. Far away from the dim, darkened room. One stole to the heart of a flower that was sad. And loved and caressed her until she was glad, And lifted her white face again: For love brings content to the lowliest lot. And finds something sweet in the dreariest spot, And lightens all labor and pain. And one. where a little blind eiil sat alone, Xot sharing the mirth of. her play-fellows, shone On hands that were folded and pale, And kissed the poor eyes that had never __ known sight. That would never gaze on the beautiful light Till angels had lifted the veil. At last, when the shadows of evening were falling. And the sun, their great father, his chil dren was calling. Four sunbeams sped into the west. All said. "We have found that in seeking the pleasure Of others we fill to the full our own meas ure." Then softly they sank to their rest. —M. K. B. in Nature in Verse. .Fop the Shut-ins Mrs. Julia Queen, Faulkner, Okla.. is a former resident of Springfield. Mo., and m rr-ember of the international Sunshine so ciety. She is a wheel chair invalid, and is twenty-five miles from a railroad, among "canons and dug outs." Won't some member write a cheerful letter and send an occasional magazine to her? Tom Lockhart. Wellington. Mo., has been sixteen years in a mattress grave. His joints are ossified, his Jaws are locked, and, although a constant sufferer, his nurse writes that he is always cheer ful and never complains. He has a pam phlet telling of his life that is his only source of income and he desires to sell as many as possible. Write to him today inclosing a stamp for reply and he will an account of "Canada's New Transcon tinental Railway." Carmen Sylva, Queen of Roumania, rehearses certain "Reminis cences of War" which she laid up while serving In the hospitals during the last Russo-Turkish war. In the department of World-Pblitics are instructive communi cations from London, Berlin, Paris and Washington. From the wholesome young American girl on the cover to the practical "How To" articles in the last pages of the mag azine, October Outing throbs with human interest. Every side of outdoor life, from "The Cotton Pickers" of the Bouth to "Climbing Canada's Highest Peak" is treated with intelligence and authority by the men who know the outdoor world. The expressive photographs, by Clifton Johnson, that accompany his graphic story of the New South,-are typical of Outing's artistic excellence. "The Domestic Trials of Hob White/ by Herbert K. Job, is almost as interest ing, and has a happy ending; though Mrs. White, with rare tactlessness, had built her nest in plain view of the whole world. This story is illustrated by specially- Tel! you all about his life. - Mrs. William Callihan, Webster. 111., will be grateful for silk and worsted piece* and embroidery silks. She is sixty eteht years old. October's Bright Blue Weather O suns and skies and clouds of June, And flowers of June together, Ye i-annot rival for one hour October's bright blue weather; When loud the bumblebee makes haste, Belated, thriftless vagrant. And golden rod is dying fast, An^ lanes with grapes are fragrant; When gentians roll their fingers tight, To save them for the morning. And chestnuts fall from satin burrs Without a sound of warfiing. When all the lovely wfcyside things. Their white-winged seeds are sowing. And in the fields, still green and fair. Late aStfrmaths are growing; When springs run low. and on the brooks, In idle golden freighting. Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush Of woods, for winter waiting. O Run and skies and flowers of June, fount all your boasts together, Love loveth best of alt the year October's bright blue weather. —11. H. Birthday Correspondence Circle It appeals irresistibly to all. Isolated Sunshiners, or those who wish to join us with a definite object, this circle offers unrivaled facilities for radiating genuine sunshine. Since starting the first Birth day circles so many have requested us to form circles of other ages that we have at last decided to do so. State head quarters now takes upon itself, for lh» benefit of those who wish to avail them selves of this fine opportunity, another separate branch of work for brightening and broadening their own and other lives. These circles" are designed especially for iaolated people—people who wish to get in touch with other parts of the world and to reach a new outlook, to see some things a.s others see them and to tell others of their own views. This plan of placing people of the same age In circles for correspondence originated here at North Carolina heaquarters, and w<* hope to give the benefit to hundreds of young and middle-aged and old all over the United States. The Twenty-seven eirdc was organized first, and the ten blue-eyed, ten-year-old gills the next. . Who Will form the next circle? \ ■ Rules -.j. Semi your name,, elate of birth* and ' '•• address' to us. We arrange all of an age..- . ii: suitable circles and ; forward •to ■ each ■ the address of ; the other. On -the. birth day of member all other members of the circle will write to that one. The on© .*-. who receives the "fetters ; will report to -headquarters. the number of ;: letters re- v - ceived | and ;send -in one cent for each year as f yearly- due.?:; Send in : your name and . • one ccnt^JTor,; each •of s the ■ years : you havcf . lived sis ■ a postal fund for-. forming the . circles. - ■ ••''.-; . v ' ■ : 7 Address. • : Secretary Sunshine . Corre spondence: Circles, r Henderson ville, N. C. - ■ Our "Twenty-one , Circle"; is not 1 com plete—who will join It? : One member is " ' in • Chicago,' a*young man who was twen- ,,. ty-one ' this?• February,'i and . another ' young* t * lady in St. I-ouis, who will be twenty- ■ one in "April.". Both-have kinfolks North Carolina. .'.. ■■-■•.■ v — ' ' • ' .*:: Motto— Coo.l Cheer. '■:: , Society Song—Scatter Sunshine.' taken photographs that almost "talk. For .<.. the. lover of Nature's more exciting pleas- ■.■.-' ures. T. S. Vandyke in 4 Twentieth Cen- v .. tury Deer - Hunting" ■ and Edwyn* Sandya •'• in "How '«' to - Find Upland Game Birds" have • a world of. Indispensable "and •. timely • - information, and for • admirers of driving; H. C. Merwin contributes "The Yankee ; Horse.'i^ For. the , man '. or woman .who; is ;■:> interested •? in >-. the 'j. improvement' of , their grounds, 'a practical article on "How -Trees" *'i ; Are Transplanted." by Air. Samuel ; Par-*.' ';-,' sons,■,•»Hli be a real: family friend. . '-; Outdoor v fiction :of '. the healthiest' kind, . . notably "The >Quitter,"-by,; Arthur Ruhl, .. and -- "How - t«e' Deacon < Finished "on - Sun- ; day," by Will Hutch ins. and a "snake. story by E. C. McCanta (the last two con- : . tributions containing the • richest ; humor), -■• together with -i- some ". vigorous ;.» editorial j- > comment by . the : editor, Caspar Whitney. - ' ■ ■complete:; the magazine. ;; The: October Bookman finds fault with r American .'newspaper -because of -th>s meager! reports', of ■■ the war i its. correspond- 1 ents iare able to give. What wo want, .it; ; says, ii*; i a secorid " Stanley I oriMacGahan, 7 ;•_■ sent out with unlimited credit.