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£_>, UESTIONS of ethics, of morality,
IIJI of religion and what not are
\xjj nowadays all exploited ln books
of fiction. If a man or woman
has revolutionary Ideas on any sub
ject under the sun, he or she, Instead
of writing a sober, serious statement
of these ideas, will write a story In
which the author's newly devised sys
tem is set forth by the hero or heroine.
It must be said that most of these
books are by women, and there has
been an undue amount of them given
us during the past six months. The
so-called inferior position of women
seems to be the chief grievance of the
feminine writers who would revolu
tionize things, and they talk learnedly
about the injustice of asking women
to promise to love, honor and obey. In
one of these unconventional books,
written anonymously and sent out from
Chicago, the author would abolish
marriage entirely and establish a sys
tem of free love. In another the hero
ine cannot bring herself to become a
"white slave" by promising to obey a
mere man, and she allows the man she
supposedly loves to live miserable and
alone, while she goes out to reform
the world and educate people accord
ing to her wonderful ideas.
These books merely proclaim to the
world that their writers have a griev
ance; that things have gone wrong
with them, and instead of seeing their
own mistakes —which generally cause
our troubles —they _ are Inclined to
blame the world and existing institu
tions. If they are not drawn toward
religion, they regard It as a failure; If
their husbands go wrong, all marriage
ls to them a mistake. It is surprising,
that writers such as these can find
publishers. Something more than a
disappointment In life is necessary as
an equipment to write, and many of
these books are poorly written, and
their value as literature is simply nil.
It is actually refreshing to come across
a story pure and simple; one with a
heroine who Is unmarried, has no trou
bles and falls in love and marries like
a rational being. But the simple sort
of fiction has gone out entirely, and
the modern novel seems to be a sci
entific study, instead of an amusing
recreation.
A feature of last year's publishing
season was the Issue by the Macmillan
.
THE INTERNATIONAL
SUNSHINE SOCIETY
"DO SOMETHING FOR SOMEBODY QUICK"
International Colors—Yellow and White.
State Colorßose. :-.*..:-:"-
Flower—Coreopsis.
Society Song—"Scatter Sunshine."
All communications relative to this de
partment should be addressed to the or
ganizer, Miss Lillian M. Ellis, 1615 St. An
thony avenue.
Minnesota State Headquarters
Room 64, Manhattan Loan and Trust
Company building, 313 Nicollet avenue,
Minneapolis. Telephone N. W. Main 1225.
All Inquiries, requests or contribu
tions should be addressed to the state
corresponding secretary.
International Headquarters
90 Fifth avenue. New York, Cynthia
Wcstover Alden, founder and president
general.
Sunshine Scholarship Board
A board has been formed among the
officers of the International Sunshine so
ciety to establish 100 perpetual sunshine
scholarships.
The Sunshine scholarship board is com
posed of the following named i.ien and
women, who are all prominently identi
fied with the good cheer work in the
United States: _
President—Mrs. Harriet I. Macdonald,
New York city.
First Vice President—Mrs. Theodore
Haynes, Minneapolis
Second Vice President— W. H.
Crandall, Alfred, N. Y.
Third Vice President— Mrs. J. S. Heald.
Portland, Me.
Fourth Vice President—Mrs. Edwin
Austin Tuttle. New York city.
Secretary— C. A. Rugg, New York
city.
Recording Secretary— Mrs. J. Kaufman,
New York city.
Advisory Board— E. F. Olmstead,
chairman; Booth Colweil - Davis, Phf D
D.; W. 11. Crandall. W. R. Clarke.'Dr.
Daniel Lewis, Herbert Whipple, J. Edgar
Ambler, Dr. Alfred Prentice, F. A. Owen.
It is the purpose of this board to inter
est philanthropic people the world over In
a movement to secure the education for
worthy young people.
State Officers
President Mrs. Noble Darrow, Minne
apolis.
First Vice President—Mrs. Grace W.
Tubbs, Hampshire Arms. Minneapolis.
Second Vice President J. A.
Brant, 12 East Fifteenth street, Minne
apolis. " •
Third Vice President—Mrs. N. A.
Sprong. 2312 Bryant avenue south, Min
neapolis.*
Fourth Vice President— J. F. Wil
son. 3128 Irving avenue south. Minne
apolis. /
.Fifth Vice President—Mrs. E. W.
Klngsley, 2322 Bryant avenue south,
neapolis. . *
Sixth Vice President— C. 11. JTlem-
Ing, 3435 Second avenue south .
""*Wl.i Wlla _m
Books
company In paper covers at 25 cents
each, of seven of the most popular
novels of recent years, Including "The
by Mr. Owen Wlster; "The
Crisis," by Mr. Winston Churchill;.
"The Heart of Rome," by Mr. F. Ma
rion Crawford,' and "The Choir Invis
ible," by Mr. James Lane Allen. Great
interest was manifested In the literary
and publishing world as to the popular
reception of this, the first scries of
really good recent fiction at a low
price. The heartiness of its welcome
by the public may perhaps be judged
from the fact that the same publishers
announce eleven other popular books
for issue in paper covers this spring.
Among these may be mentioned "The
Four Feathers," by Mr. A. E. W. Ma
son; "The History of David Grieve," by
Mrs. Humphrey Ward; "The. Spirit of
the Service," by Edith Elmer "Wood,
and "The Garden of a Commuter's
Wife
Slaves of Success —By Elliott Flower. L.
C. Page & Co. For sale by St. Paul
Book and Stationery company.
There are two or three popular writ
ers of political tales, and Mr. Flower
Is one of them. His stories have a
touch of reality, as though the writer
wrote from actual experience, which
makes them valuable as a reflection of
conditions in this country today. Sev
eral of the storiesindeed, all but one
—have appeared in leading periodicals,
such as Collier's and the Saturday
Evening Post, but they bear repetition
and are likely to appeal to a larger au
dience In book form than as serials.
Some of them are extremely amusing,
as "A Strategical Defeat," which In
volves a prominent club woman, Mrs.
Trumbull, who in the most clever man
ner got the best of some astute politi
cians, who thought they were making
use of her for their own ends. When
the county refused to take care of any
more foundlingsthe law said found
lings were a public chargethe board
of women called upon the president of
the county council and handed him the
latest baby, walking away quickly,
leaving him astonished and chagrined,
to, the great delight of his colleagues.
He decided very soon thereafter that he
did not care about women in politics, as
they did not stay where they were put
and one never knew what they might
do next. The stories are all bright and
well done and will add greatly to Mr.
Flower's reputation as a writer of pop
ular fiction. y}y :/■' -77
The Mediterranean Travelerßy D. E.
Lorenz. The Flemmlng H. Revell com
pany. For sale by St. Paul Book and
Stationery company.
A book arranged as a guide for those
taking what has come to be called the
Mediterranean trip cannot fail to be of
Interest to travelers. Other books of
the kind have appeared, but it is the
first time the regulation Itinerary of the
winter traveler has been entirely cov
ered in one volume. The writer of the
book has personally conducted several
expeditions over the ground embraced
in this guide book, and is well equipped
for his task. Beginning with the Island
of Madeira, the reader follows the
usual plan of the tourist, Gibraltar,
through Spain, Tanglers, Egypt, the
Holy Land, Turkey, Italy, winding up
on the Riviera. Brief outlines of the
history, government and present con
dition of each place ls given, Including
valuable hints as to hotel rates and
other Items valuable to the traveler.
The Intending Mediterranean tourist
could not do better than to carry this
PASS IT ON
Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass It on.
" 'Twas not glvn for you alone—
Pass it on.
Let It travel down the years,
Let It wipe another's tears,
Till In heaven the deed appears
Pass It on.
Secretary—Miss Corlnne DeLalttre, 24
Grove place, Minneapolis.
Treasurer— Eva Blanchard, 139
East Fifteenth street, Minneapolis.
Corresponding Secretary—Mrs. A. A.
Selser, 1338 First avenue south, Minne
apolis.
Organizer— Lillian M. Ellis. 1615
St. Anthony avenue. St. Paul.
Scholarships
The following letter has been received
from the Bulgarian who won the inter
national scholarship at Alfred. It will be
remembered that he is taking a four years'
course:
"I cannot express how keen has been
my enjoyment of my life here in Alfred.
I feel that my words are unable to say
just how I feel. I am very thankful to be
one of those whom the Sunshine society
ls helping.
"I. entered my work here Sept, 12,
1903. I had much to conquer. Social
privileges are open to rich and poor alike
in Alfred. I joined the . Orophilian Ly
ceum Oct. 13. 1903, and have been an ac
tive member ever since. Many sincere
friends are good to me and give me good,
honest advice. I like them for it. .My
llfe ls a happy one. lam getting a good
education. I ask a blessing. upon the
work which helps me and is helping hun
dreds of others. To all my Sunshine
friends let me say a poor Bulgarian
thanks you for your kindness to him.
Sincerely,
— "Tichomlr D.. QradinarofT."
This letter comes from the sister of the
Bulgarian. It seems but proper, that the
International scholarship • should have
been won by a foreigner. There are now
something like twenty Sunshine scholar
ships at Alfred. A list of them will be
given later In the Bulletin:
PhUlppopolis, Bulgaria.— Mrs
Alden: We cannot but feel grate
ful to you and all the other ladies
that are In this blessed work. My mother
does not know English, so although I am
a busy teacher I feel It a privilege and
honor to write to you. It is a blessed
feeling that we can be friends and sisters
to unknown people. tv^i
We- are getting, the Sunshine Bulletin
and enjoy reading it and wish we could
in some way help. . - - -
, ■ On. behalf -of my parents and myself 1
thank you for this act of kindness done
■ ■ - • - -
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SUNDAY. APRIL 16. 1905
excellent guide book with him, as the
information is of the latest, bringing
the reader down fo 1902.
The Golden Hope— Robert H. Fuller.
The Macmillan company. For sale by
St. Paul Book and Stationery company.
Alexander's conquest of Persia is a
fascinating theme for the novelist, but
one which requires careful treatment
for many - reasons. The splendor and
richness of the court, the wealth of In
cident, the dramatic scenes, all these
•give much opportunity for the Imagina
tion of the writer. The author of the
story under discussion has done his
work well and the result Is a carefully
written and most Interesting book, but
one which is more likely to appeal to
the scholar than to the general reader
of fiction. The story concerns Alexan
der at the moment of his greatest
triumph, in the flush of his conquest
of Asia, and as a true friend and wise
ruler. When the story opens we "are
introduced to Clearchus of Athens.
Leonldas of Sparta, and Chares of
Thebes, three close friends who are
gathering to celebrate the betrothal of
Clearchus and Artemesia. The latter
has had a painful dream which she
confided to her lover, and so impressed
are they both of its evil portent that
they decide to celebrate their marriage
on the morrow and before their enemies
can part them. But the night before
the marriage, Artemesia Is abducted
by the unworthy hirelings of Arlston,
the grasping uncle of Clearchus, who
fears losing the control of his nephew's
fortune, once he is married. Clearchus
consults the famous oracle of Delphi,
and takes hope from the predict
that he will find his beloved, and with
his two friends, starts In pursuit of
Artemesia. The remainder of the book
Is an account of their adventures; the
battles they witness, the destruction
of Thebes, their capture and escape,
and the final rescue of Artemesia and
her sister Thais in the temple of Mo
loch at Tyre, just as the former is
about to be sacrificed to that relentless
god. The splendid figure of Alexander
stands out from the pages like a
cameo, and the fortunes of the three
youths are interwoven with his own.
The book as a whole is a remarkable
piece of work, with only occasional
slips of language too wholly modern to
fit the ancient time in which the
scene Is set.
Spencers' Practical Writing—By Piatt R.
Spencer's Sons. Six books. American
Book company. New York, Cincinnati
and Chicago.
This new system of writing has been
devised because of the distinct and
widespread reaction from the use of
vertical writing in the schools. It is
thoroughly up to date, embodying all
the advantages of the old and of the
new. Each word can be written by one
continuous movement of the pen. The
books teach a plain, practical hand,
moderate in slant and free from orna
mental curves, shade and meaningless
lines. The stem letters are long enough
to be clear and unmistakable. In each
of the six numbers composing the se
ries there are twenty-four copies. The
copies begin with words and gradually
develop into sentences. The letters,
both large and small are taught sys
tematically. Books 1 and 2 con
tain many illustrations in outline. Each
succeeding book presents more work
and in greater variety. The ruling
of the books is very simple and will In
no way unduly confine or hamper the
movement of the pen. Instruction ls
afforded showing how the pupil should
to my brother. It has brought real sun
shine to our home. - _.: .
I remain with the kind regards of my
parents and myself. Yours very sincerely,
—Nevenka Gradlnaroff.
The added scholarships that have been
secured for Alfred university are named
for the late Capt. John Castle, the late
George W. Tuttle. the late Theodore F.
Seward, the late A. J. Rugg. Mrs. Sarah
Smith Evans, Rev. Senact Howland and
Margaret Macdonald.
The president general read a report of
the International Sunshine dormitory now
being planned for Alfred university. It
was reported in the last Bulletin, how.
through the influence of Mr. William H.
Crandall. treasurer of the university, that
Mr. W. 11. Clark, of the Celadon Roofing
company, had offered to provide a $2,000
roof, and now, through the same Interest
ed party, we have secured the promise
from Mr. J. J. Merrill, of the Comptrol
ler's offlce of Albany, a donation of bricks
sufficient for the building. The trustees
have donated the land. The charming of
fer came In the following letter:
My Dear Mrs. Alden: I take great
pleasure in inclosing you herewith mem
orandum of vote taken at a recent meet
ing of the executive committee of the
board of trustees of Alfred university re
garding the work which you are doing, and
the dormitory which you have in mind
building here. I wish to add that all the
trustees are most enthusiastic. I believe
there are great possibilities-for the In
ternational Sunshine society and Alfred
university. May they both "live long and
prosper. — \\\ H. Crandall.
Treasurer Alfred University. .
Voted that the trustees of Alfred uni
versity express their sincere appreciation
to * the.. International Sunshine society,
which, through Its scholarship branch, ls
manifesting so much interest in founding
Sunshine scholarships in the university.
Alsb ' that- we unanimously- concur In
the plan to build a . Sunshine dormitory
and hereby set apart a plat of ground
upon the campus for this purpose.
The New Jersey . Branch No. 1. Mr 3.
Armstrong president, was the first to
offer to furnish one of the rooms in the
dormitory. They will hold a euchre this
week to begin a fund for this purpose.
On Visiting the Sick
A favorite recitation with elocutionists
a few years ago was one In which a most
mournful old lady, appropriately named
Aunt Doleful."' proceeds to carry out
scriptural Injunctions by visiting the sick.
Her attempts at cheerful conversation were
long, lugubrious tales of friends who had
died from the same disease her victim was
convalescing from. •
Oh, yea. her friends had got along splen
didly, too—all danger seemed well passed
but you never could: tell when the danger
point was really passed! And so on. In
definitely. ..-••; - . •
"Aunt Doleful" seemed like a caricature
sit at the desk and hold the pen and
paper. A series of drill movement ex
ercises, thirty-three in . number, with
directions for their use, accompanies
each book. -V 7.
Overton and Hill's Nature Study—By
Frank Overton. A.-M., M. D.. assisted
by Mary E. Hill. American Book com
pany. New York, Cincinnati and Chi
cago.
This book furnishes a year's work
for pupils from 8 to 11 years old. The
subjects for study are those most fa
miliar to children, such as the fly, the
tadpole, frost, the pine tree, golden rod,
the bird's nest, etc. The lessons are
arranged in the order of. the seasons,
and throw light on the unfamiliar sides
of these familiar things. They are cor
related with work In drawing and com
position writing, and teach the pupil
not only to observe closely, but to real
ize the meaning of what he has observ
ed, and to describe It both pictorlally
and verbally. The book is profusely
illustrated, largely from photographs
taken by the author. The plan is sim
ple and the method supplies interesting
work for young pupils, and affords a
good basis for further and more ad
vanced study. -
An American Abelard and Heloise—By
Mary Ives Todd. The Grafton Press.
For sale by St. Paul Book and Station
ery company.
The Heloise of this story thinks the
country If In a very bad way. and hav
ing some wonderful ideas and great
thoughts on the subject, which may
save the people from everlasting ruin,
she outlines a plan of reform. The
writer is evidently "agin the govern
ment" first, last and all the time and
doesn't care who knows it. In the
first place she doesn't like any of the
religions; thinks them all wrong and
has some ideas of her own which are
much better, and one receives the im
pression that when this' book is well
circulated and digested a revolution
will set in which may result in mak
ing things over In an improved man
ner. She regards the position of women
as false and unjust; and marriage as a
tyranny which should be abolished.
The story mainly concerns- the Rev.
Abel Allen, who seemed to be a good
Methodist parson, minding his flock
and doing the best he could, and he
might have gone on to the end in his
excellent way had he not met Heloise.
the heroine mentioned above, who had
views of her own! Now. if she had let
Abelard—as she called him—alone,
there Is no doubt that he would have
always been a peaceable citizen and a
God fearing minister. But Heloise,
when she found he admired her, was
not content until she had imbued him
with some of her revolutionary Ideas
and finally she succeeded in shaking
his faith in his creed and his ministry.
After this the least she could do would
be to marry him, but not Heloise! She
regarded marriage as one of the great
est mistakes— next to religion—and she
kept poor Abelard dangling for many
years. Her Idea ' was that they were
to separate and work for the uplifting
of the race, only cheering each other
by occasional meetings to compare
notes. It seemed to Abelard that if
they worked together they could do
more uplifting, and life would be a lit
tle easier during the process, but
Heloise was a lady with a mind of her
own. and she had her way. We take
leave of them still apart, still pledged
to pull down all existing institutions,
including religion, government and
matrimony, such a large order that the
book leaves the reader somewhat be
wildered. He cannot help thinking how
much better it would have been for
Abelard if he had never met Heloise,
but had gone on in his simple way do
ing the good that came to his hand.
It is unfortunate that when a woman
is discontented with the world, she
feels impelled to write a book about it.
MAGAZINE NOTES
The new magazine. Talcs, announces
one feature that will distinguish it from
all other American publications. It is to
be largely devoted to fiction translated
Into English from various foreign lan
guages. Each month It will present a
complete novel, an Installment of a serial,
and a number of short stories by the best
living writers of Europe. A magazine
that can include among Its regular con
tributors such recognized masters as
Bourget and Prevost, In France; Heyse
Instead of the portrait she really is. It's
hard to believe. In an age of common
sense, that people still go around in that
depressing way. There's a sort of a pre
mium on optimism which would seem
to discount any such visits.
But not a bit of it: "Aunt Doleful"
nourish- and still manages to get past
the guards Into the sick rooim- to" pour
out her tale of woe. and to leave the pa
tient considerably worse for her visit.
Just the other day to a girl barely
over the operation for appendicitis, went
In one of these women—.l near relative
who couldn't be kept out without mortally
offending her. She told one grewsome ap
pendicitis story after another, with an ac
curate keeping to details and a minute
description of the way the "final agonies"
came on. "Of course, my dear, I know
you're the sensible kind, and won't wor
ry. I'm only putting you on your guard."
she Interrupted herself to say every little
while. V- - „*•'-•
It happened that the girl was sensible.
and. besides, had a strong sense of humor,
which saved her. But the same stories
told to another girl would have caused
nervous depression, which might have been
serious.
And the advice for thankfulness these
people give! "You ought to be thankful
you weren't killed!" was dinned daily Into
the ears of a girl who had had her hip
broken In an accident, and who had been
at death's door, suffering the most excru
ciating agonies, and wishing that death'
had come instead of the pain and the dan
ger of it.
"You ought to be* thankful!" Are they,
themselves, who give the advice? Yet
after they've advised you to be brave and
told you how much worse off you might
have been, they enter upon long complaints
of their aches and pains and troubles.
Don't make the mistake of giving them
the advice they gave you. unless you Want
to bring down upon you a long harangue.
E roving that no one ever had such trials
—granting that some one may have
had some of thembut never such a
heaping of troubles, and never any trouble
to the degree they are experiencing it.
They say a man often feels he atones
for baring his own troubles badly "by
bearing his neighbor's with Christian
fortitude." and these doleful comforts are
usually made over that pattern.
Take, on the other hand, a girl who Is
bubbling over with life and fun, who is. as
the Scotch say. "sonsie." and who carries
her nonsense In with her to the sick room.
There she treats the Invalid to a "harm
less dish of gossip," which, by the way, is
about as good a tonic as there is.
. Before "she leaves she has told what is
going on. as completely as a Court Ga
zette, and been so altogether Jolly that
the invalid is interested and amused, and
looks forward to her coming again.
But right here should be a wee word
of caution—exuberance isn't -necessarily
good cheer; and exuberance will tire the
invalid while It Is enlivening her. Those
strong people, who are joyously poised
ln health, are sometimes too bluff, too
hearty. They are like a gust of wind In
stead of a reviving breeze.
It's a great art. this of calling on the
sick, an art which anybody can follow, if
she but put her mind to it. and an art
that. V fortunately, has few masters.
Help One Another
The physical world has many similes of
the human world. There are analogies
that are" peculiarly striking, and none
more so than that of sunshine and cloud.
Perfection In this life never was attained
and never will be. . There Is no season of
perennial: happiness. Storms come Into
every life. The rich and the poor alike
are affected by them. There are days that
are dark and dreary. that are felt. by ev
ery one. The dark days may be mag
nified, or they may be made somewhat
and Sudermann, In Germany; Gorky and
Chekhov; in Russia; Serao- and d'Annun
zio. in Italy; and Maeterlinck, in Belgium,
will be an interesting experiment
„ The Christian Science Journal, pub
lished In Boston, begins its twenty-third
volume with the April number, and ap
pears In a pleasing new dress.. Its first
editor was Mrs. Eddy, and to this num
ber she contributes a poem entitled
"Whither." and an article on "Prevention
and Cure for Divorce." Mr. Kimball's ar
ticle "Christian Science: Its Compassion
ate Appeal.'* "and Prof. Mcsley's discussion
of 'The Problem of Evil" are deeply in
teresting.
While not expressly planned as a spe
cial Easter number, there are in the May
Issue of the Metropolitan Magazlne'several
distinctive features which give to it a
strong flavor of the approaching spring
time holiday. The cover design of this
number is relevant to the Eastertide and
Is reproduced in full color from the paint
ing made for the magazine by Blendon
Campbell. Both In drawing and color this
cover efTect is masterly. It is perhaps the
most beautiful exterior adornment ever
put upon any magazine. A frontispiece In
run color by the same artist represents
the , "Easter Girl" m a setting of cool,
springtime green.
The article of foremost interest in the
May Metropolitan is from the pen of CoL
c. W. learned of the United State-, mili
tary academy at West Point. This con
tribution Is not only authoritative, but is
the best popular exposition of our great
military training school on the Hudson
river that has yet been published. An
introductory paper by Gen. Fred. D. Grant,
commander of the department of the* east.
JJ ■ S. A forms an interesting preface to
Col. Lamed*! article. A profusion, of
photographic illustrations which give to
the uninitiated reader an accurate under
standing of the inner life cf West Point,
accompany this contribution.
The initial chapters of a most extraor
dinary detective story, written for the
Metropolitan Magazine by James Barnes,
and entitled "Outside the I.a\y." appear
in this number. Mr. Barnes has conceived
a sensational but wholly novel plot, and
back of this plot, back of the strongly
drawn characters of the store and the
graphically described scenes in which these
characters move, is a great, new idea.
"Sherlock Holmes" becomes by compari-
MM with Mr. Barnes' clever hero a mere
stage puppet; the leading character in
"Outside the Law" is not only a natural
and unaffected gentleman, but the pos
sessor of good, sound common sense
which, as is usually the case, serves his
purpose a bit more effectively than the
superhuman qualities attributed to Sir
Co nan Doyle's creation.
—•—
The North American Review for April I'
ll number of great and varied Interest. It
contains the first fruits of Mr. Henry
James' pilgrimage of observation in his
native land after an absence of twenty
five years. in the form of a delightful ar
ticle entitled "New England; An Autumn
Impression.'' Dr. Hannis Taylor discloses
a serious defect In "The -American Law of
Impeachment." The Rt. Rev. W. C. Doane.
bishop of Albany, examines the theory and
practice of the Roman Catholic church in
relation to the question of "Remarriage
After Divorce."' Karl Blind describes*the
multiplying signs of "The Coming Crash
in Russia." In "A Dream and a Vision"
Ira Seymour Dodd contrasts the popular
attitudes toward the church and the bible
today and fifty years ago. Willard French
tells of the wonderful success of "The
Public School System in the Philippines."
Arnold White discusses "Germany's Real
Aim in Foreign Politics." Apropos of "The
Centenary of -Schiller's .Death, Wolf yon
Schlerbrand writes of the career and work
of the popular German poet. United
Slate Senator K. G. Newlands expounds
"The Common Sense of the Railroad
Question."
There Is at least one street railway com
pany in the United States which Is prac
tically Insured against strikes. That is
the Metropolitan Street Railway company
of New York—or. to be more exact, the
New York City Railway company. How
the president of that company, Mr. H. H.
Yr. eland, has provided against strikes Is
described by William Brown Meloney in
Public Opinion, April 8.
In the current Harper's Weekly Miss
Edith Abbott replies to the not uncommon
assertion that business women, sneaking
generally, are failures. One of the rea
sons given for this assertion Is the fact
that the average earnings of the woman
in business are less than 51 a day. To
Srove that this statement la unwarranted,
llss Abbott cites statistics to prove that.
in a typical Industry, the women who re
ceived more than 56 a week constituted
86,951 out of the 121,443 women employed,
or more than 70 per cent of the whole
number. Incidentally, she notes the sur
prising fact that there are more than 5,
--000,000 women wage earners In the United
States, of whom less than half are en
gaged in domestic service.
With the uniform high charges for
gas, the gas stove Is ordinarily the most
expensive piece of household machinery,
and at the same time it is the one least
understood by the average housekeeper.
Writing in the May Delineator under the
topic "Gas Stove and Refrigerator Knowl
edge." Isabel Gordon Curtis has some sug
gestions In this connection which rob the
gas stove of some of its terrors of cost.
brighter by our own nets. We are too
apt to hide behind the selfish motto, "I
have troubles of my own—don't tell me
yours." The busy world has neither time
nor inclination to listen to the tales of
woe so frequently breathed Into unwilling
ears. But we would realize the friendli
ness of sunshine if we took time to listen
to the woes of our friends, and rendered
them such aid as was In our power to be
slow. - . *-"
All hearts have not the same troubles,
but each heart knows Its own sorrow,
and each heart needs It's particular en
couragement, its particular sunshine. It
may be but a word of encouragement, or
a word of counsel, or a pecuniary assist
ance. Whatever it is. we fall in our duty
If we do not endeavor to bring a little
sunshine into the life of a struggling
brother. It Is a duty we owe to our
selves, as well as to others, to show the
friendliness of sunshine. We are apt to
magnify our own* troubles and thereby do
an injustice to ourselves and to those
about us. We should bear our own bur
dens properly, and by shedding sunshine
on the path of others, help to bear theirs.
We should do this at all times and under
all circumstances, remembering
"It is all very well to be pleasant
When life goes by with a song.
But the man worth while
Is the man who can smile
When everything goes wrong."
The Robin's Song
A sweet little robin sat on a limb.
And these are the words she sang to me.
"The world Is wide: The world Is free!
And naught can its brightness dim."
And these are the words she seemed to
ring:
"I've birdies to cere for one, two and
three.
And the world is bright and merry and
r-*i .-free, --,
So with music the world shall ring."
And I said. "Birdie, singing sweet melody.
Do you not fear the hunter's ball—
Or, lest the truant takes your birdies
small. ;'■:"-■■- -
Though the world be bright and free?"
But back and forth, from tree to tree.
Feeding her blrdlings through shine and
rain.
She kept singing and singing her glad re
frain—
"The world ls bright and free."
Oh. sweet little birds that sing as you go!
'Tis better far that you know naught
Of the evils with which the world ls
fraught.
There Is brightness, but much of woe.
But dear is the lesson. Oh, birdie small!
There are days of sunshine and days of
. rain.
There are days of pleasure, and days of
' pain, —art ■
Brave are they who can sing through all.
Listen. Oh. heart and cease repining,
When the dark clouds bang low o'erhead,
Tho' all the hopes save life be fled.
'Neath the cloud there's a silver lining.
For there was never yet a day so wild.
That the sun did not shine out again.
Dispelling all the clouds and rain,
A perfect calm and mild;
—Jennie E- Snow Kimball.
A Music Scholarship
The International Sunshine scholarship
In the Master School of Music, 108 Mon
tague street. Brooklyn, has been secured
by a Sunshine member, ln Raleigh, N. C,
Miss Annie Spencer Jones.
- Miss Jones arrived in New York March
Young housewives particularly will profit
by -reading the article, which is In the
series "The Making of a Housewife."
Other topics of domestic Interest in the
same number are "A Crown of Lamb,"
illustrated for Easter service, "Leftovers."
also illustrated, and a fund ot kitchen lore
and recipes under the headings "A Nest
of Eggs/ "Novel Methods of Preparing
Grape .Fruit " "New Fillings for Layer
Cakes, and "Household Hints."
»i?e^r c ™-d ,*-*L-?P- ett's " The Shameful Mis
use or w ealth continues to be the lead
ing feature „-- Success magazine, and the
third installment, in the April number,
goes deeply into the question of extrava
gant clothes and fetes. -Mr. Bfoffett tells
of an ,«sting little conversation that
he had in New York with a celebrated
■Fifth avenue fur dealer, at whose store
he inquired for an expensive fur coat for
• a 'a."*'- something that would cost" $6,000
hL,i .' ;* He was surprised when the
dealer told him that this was but an or
dinary price, and if he wished to look at
something that would cost 544,000. he
could have the best goods at the average
top price. Mr. Moffett went Into' the mat
ter at length and found that a coat. boa.
and muff would cost nearly 530.000. The
storekeeper told him that there are wom
en who deal In such extravagances as
fast as the garments can be made. In
this installment Mr. Moffett clearly de
stroys the popular theory that the more
the rich spend the more the poor are ben
efited. He declares for strict legislation
that will help the poor, and denounces
ordinary philanthropy.
Another big series which begins in this
number of Success dials with the dra
matic episodes in the lives of the great
railways of America. The first article is
entitled "The Private Car Abuses." It
shows the public just what it may ex
pect from the great railway war that is
now agitating the country. The writer of
this series is Samuel Merwin, who is best
known as the joint author of. the cele
brated novel "Calumet K." An intensely
interesting life sketch is that of the play
wright and novelist. George Bernard
Shaw, by his personal friend, James Hun
eker.
The April number of Pearson's maga
zine contains nine special articles, be
sides eight short stories, the leading ar
ticle being a profusely illustrated one.
,7**7 Church of the Holy Sepulcher."
Fighting Fog by Electricity" is an ac
count of the latest world famous Inven
tion, which bids fair almost to revolu
tionize travel at sea. "Vaccinating the
Ground tells of the wonderful Innova
tion by which the United States agricul
tural bureau expects to lessen the need
of artificial fertilizers.
One of the most stirring accounts of au
tomobile experiences appears in this num
ber, under the title "The Automobile
Roughing It." "The Music Master and
David \\ arfleld." "The Self-Supporting
Home; the baseball article, "The Men
on Whom the Championships Depend "
and Augustus I»rroks final installment
of "How a Big Newspaper is Conducted."
complete the list of "specials."
The number contains the usual assort
ment of bright, snappy short stories—love
stories, stores of adventure, and detect
ive stories.
Gelett Burgess' novelette, which opens
the May number of the Smart Set. will
surprise his admirers, for in "The Vlslon
lsts" ho has entered an entirely new field
and produced a story which is not only
timely but powerful and absorbingly in
teresting. He has gone to London for tho
locale of this tale. The heroine is a young
girl who, through force of circumstances,
becomes a member of a society of social
ists who call themselves "vlsionists "
Her adventures are wonderfully exciting
and the tragic denouement is unforeseen.
This novelette will win new laurels for
Mr. Burgess.
Of the fourteen short stories In this
number, It Is not too much to say that
each one stands out as an individual ex
ample of fine and clever writing. James
Huneker contributes "A Mock Sun." one
of his subtle pieces of Action; Mark Lee
Luther has a delightful story called "Jon
quils;" Grace MacGowan Cooke tells the
story of "The Two O'Leans;" Gouverneur
Morris writes as only he knows how a
photographic tale of India; Ethel Sigsbee
Small has another of her popular "Glenda
Wilderson" stories, entitled "Blffkins of
Booloo." and Zona Gale is represented by
one of the most charming idyllic stories
that has appeared in any magazine. "The
Motor Adventure of Lady Sibyl." Other
short tales of equal merit and importance
are from the pens of Virginia Woodward
Cloud. Owen Oliver. Frances de Wolfe
Fenwick, Anne O'Hagan. A. Van Dwight,
W. J. B. Moses and W. C. Morrow. There
__ a story ln the original French, and a
dignified and readable essay by Frank S.
Arnett. called "On Love Leters."
The May number of 10 Story Book Is
out. The cover is one of the startling ef
fects of the month, an oriental conceit In
design and color. Wilbur D. Nesblt. al
ready famous as a poetaster. leads with a
prose contribution of much cleverness
called "The Perfidy of Mrs. Dumlelgh."
To a reputation firmly established, Ken
nett Harris adds with his story "Tottle
and the Angel." His bohemian touches
are always delightful. "The Conquests of
a Blonde Stenographer." by Clara Nor
ton, ls an exquisite satire Involving the
career of a too pert young woman. Elliot
Walker writes a strong story entitled "A
Divorce Court Idyl," H. S. Canfleld Jr.
9. The year's scholarship tuition costs
$250. Mrs. Isaac Gary, president of the
International Sunshine music scholarship
branch, gave the first euchre for this
cause March 17 at her home, 3 Plerrepont
street. Brooklyn.. One hundred and twen
ty-five -dollars was raised, which more
than canceled the amount which was still
due. .
The vocal school, which is the first de
partment of the Master School of-Music,
was organized Nov. 1, 1904, at 108 Mon
tague street. Brooklyn, under the direc
tion of Mme. Aurelia Jaeger, directress of
the Metropolitan Opera school of New
York. : -
Mme. Jaeger is one of the most . re
nowned teachers of the world. Richard
Wagner, recognizing her great gifts as
a teacher, persuaded Mine. Jaeger to be
come directress of the opera school which
he created in Vienna. In the fall of 1903
Helnrlch Conried secured her services to
direct the Metropolitan Opera School of
New York.
The directors of the Brooklyn associa
tion succeeded In arranging with Mr.
Conried to transfer Mme. Jaeger's serv
ices to the -Brooklyn enterprise for two
days of each week during the remaining
four years of his contract with her.
Easter Greetings
A request has come to us from a lady In
Virginia for a letter shower of Easter
greetings. She lives in an isolated place,
far from neighbors and would love to hear
from members in the form of an Easter
letter. If little cards and booklets with
Easter and bible verses, or pretty little
text cards would be sent her, she would
dearly love to distribute them among the
children who would otherwise have little
to remind them of the Joyous Easter time.
We will all enjoy our own Easter much
more by remembering those less fortunate.
Be sure and write In time to reach this lit
tle woman by Saturday, April 22. at the
latest. Address Mrs. P. B. Rucker, San
didges, Amherst county, Virginia.
An Invalid's Request
"Dear friends, one and all; You are
kindly invited to attend my birthday
party. April 22. 1 will be 41 years old. I
have always been a helpless invalid all
my life. Last November I fell out of bed
and broke my limb and have suffered ever
since. I had to hire a nurse to care for
me. for lam an orphan Invalid. I would
be so glad if all the dear friends who read
this would send me some sllk, woolen or
calico pieces. Please come and give me
a happy day.
—"Miss Annie Leyman,
"R. F. D. No. 1, Conover, O."
Somewhere Is Shining a Star
Keep a smile on your lips; It Is better
To Joyfully, hopefully try
For the end you would gain than to
fetter
Your life with a moan and a sigh.
There are clouds ln the firmament ever
The beauty of heaven to mar.
Yet night so profound there is never
But somewhere is shining a star.
;-•■ yy-. —Nixon Waterman.
Ways to Make Money
Ml^s M. M. Jones of Tonawanda tells
us of many charming entertainments that
proved enjoyable at a small cost.' One
was a Sunshine garden party given for
subscription to the Bulletin. The porch
was decorated with bunches of daisies and
buttercups, tea was served on the lawn,
the amusement was a croquet match and
a regina on the porch furnished the music.
~ Modern Orawnwork
An instructive and charming book is
written by Mrs.. Isaac Miller Houch, on
modern drawnwork. . It is nicely illustrat*
of Red Tobin h '? flrSt effort "The Quarry
BOOK NEWS : y.yi
mahK enough, in these days when
eornil s , hae ? -acked every nook and
cnrrfX ot ,__ he obe. new Greece, which
rrei^f Stll about jt the romance of old
rrlJlc. *^has..T£,most escaped attention.
IS?" S?t' P5 roso'" to be sure. But
George Horfon has had a virtual monopo
*>-. During his period of service as con-
T23Zj» Athens in President Cleveland's
second administration,. he gained mate
rial for two volumes of verse and sev
eral novels, • including the popular "Like
Another Helen" and the recently publish
ed Monks Treasure." His book on Grees©
country life "In Argolis." as well as his
-novels on Greek subjects, were favorably
received, by the faculties of the different
universities of America, who sent a pe
tition to President Roosevelt, asking that
he be reinstated In his old post. He was
reappointed of Dec. 23, 1904. Steps have
J > en ..^ ke looking, to a Greek edition of
the Monks Treasure."
.
tJ^Y r? c-v letters make capital read
ing, is the verdict of the Boston Adver
ts >•■:- upon Miss Adelaide L. Rouse's novel.
The Letters of Theodora." "With vicis
situdes of authorship the author is ob
viously acquainted.'* "Theodora's per
sonality tea strong one." says the Louis
ville Courier- Journal, "and it is felt on
»27/ y iup^se ~<t vivacious. Independent,
self-willed young person, thoroughly hu
man and lovable;. Even the despairing
letters are sparkling."
♦>,-> Ie SSr -?:.. A- s- . Barnes ft Co. announce" a
third edition of Abraham Cahan's novel
fnr IZni UlUiP\ I7 ussia ' " The White Ter
ror and the Red.
edufn(; 1U1 in,- ps r are Polishing a fifth
edition ot Edwin hR tevns "Wall* Street
Stories, an, d a. third edition of "The
£-\-u Garden -" by *-*-*-■ D. - Bennett
which they are now bringing out in uni-
FYmr r°. V rHrS -.with. '.'J he Orchard and
S?#K_eW 9a: ani\ The Country Home"
of their Country Home Library.
In April Is to be Issued by the
f™ erJ ,". l'nit-lri-in association of Bos
ton a volume of sermons by the late
?hn£ ke «rH, 0i rfo£- under the title of "An
chors of the Soul." Nearly all the ser
ulllrJi th volume were selected by Dr.
Herford with a view to publication, some
time before his death. His eldest daugh-
& a p ISvv a«7 *, he Rev* Messrs. HeniV
SSS; F.\. %\'- V inl,, and W. *■ Tarrant,
made the final selections. The sermons
of enr PrS tai lv, e ° uth pulpit utterances
of Dr. Herford in the later years of his
ministry. In Boston and in London As
an introduction to the volume is given a
splendid fifty page biographical sketch by
Rev. Philip ii. Wlcksteed. y
.
Houghton. Miffln & Co. have been
obliged to postpone until next autumn
the publication of their definite edition of
George Herbert's Works," on the edit
ing of which Prof. G. 11. Palmer has for
SL-.' 0? 1"3 been ' engaged. "Byron's
).fUtiXf, . v ,the one volume Cambridge
edition, which was announced for nublica
iVn/u^ 18 "P-;'"?. also will not be-ready
until the early fall.
It would be difficult to say how many
last chapters" to "The Masquerade r," by
{Catherine Cecil Thurston, have been writ
en since the publication of this book.
faoFJ? i tune ?s ° the New York Times
published an Ingenious letter from a read
er, showing how Mrs. Thurston could
have made it possible for Loder -to have
taken Chilcote a place and property with
out defrauding the latter's heirs, by mak
ing the two twin brothers who had been
separated In infancy. Then, the March
Critic contains another interesting final
chapter, in an article called "The Justi
fication of John Loder." which would also
make the two men kin. The Harpers,
who publish the book, report that every
few days they receive additional material
from an ordinary letter up to a manu
script of considerable length, carrying the
story a chapter . further, either attempting
to justify Loder s action, or showing what
might have happened. One interesting
ract is that never, however. In these ap
pended chapters, has Loder's deception
been disclosed.
—■»
Paul Elder & Co. of San Francis
co announce several new series of leaf
lets. One series will consist of twelve
nature lyrics, the selection being limited
to the work of California poets. Anoth
er series Is of miniature size, thoughts
tersely expressed and beautifully printed
and adaptable for correspondence envel
opes. A third series Is for the chllren's
nursery, appropriate In selection and dec
oration.
Anna McClure Is puzzled by the public's
demand for optimism. She is the author
Jl^7l^ Law of Life," and has just had
The Port of Storms," her second book,
brought out by the Appletons.
"One of the curious things connected
with my first book," she writes, "was the
number of letters I received from people
all over the country taking me to task for
marrying my heroine to a middle aged
man, for not divorcing her afterwards,
etc. The query that evolved Itself out
of this experience was: 'What did they
think would have become of the story if
I hadn't done "thus and so"?' But the ma
jorlty. In my experience, clamor for what
Thomas Hardy disdainfully calls 'the op
timistic grin that ends a story happily.' "
Ed and a full description of the different
stitches Is given In detail. Pice, 75 cents.
Anyone wishing to get this ...ok can or
der direct from the author, Mrs I. M.
Houch, 25 Minerva street, Tiffin, Ohio.
April Birthdays
April 18—Mrs. Sarah Smith, Plttsvllle,
Wis.
April 20—Laura Duesler, Lassellsville,
N. Y.
April 21—Mrs. Anna I. Phillips, Moscow.
Idaho.
April 22—Miss Annie Lcyman. Conover,
Ohio. R. F. D, No. 1.
April 23—Andrew Rush, Index, Alabama.
April 23*— Robert Spence, 1414 Tower
avenue, Superior Wis.
April 25—Mrs. J. Poter, Colquit. Ga.
April 25—Edna Currle, Arlington, la.
April 28—Miss Vernie Whiting, box 143.
Old Mystic, Conn.
April 28— Sadie Burbank, West Derby,
Vermont.
April 28—Mrs. Rhoda Smith, Bear, Ar
kansas.
Wo can all remember these shut-ins on
their birthdays with at least a bright
cheery letter. If not with some little gift
to please them.
Sunshine Thoughts
There may be some substitute for good
nature, but so far it has not been discov
ered.
If you wish to achieve anything in life
look on the bright side. Plant patience
in the garden of your soul. Talk faith.
Talk health. Be kind. Be cheerful.
It is wot-th $5,000 a year to have the
habit of looking on the bright side of
things.— Samuel Johnson.
Good Luck Branch
At the last regular meeting of Good
Luck branch the members decided to dye
two dozen eggs for Easter for the little
children at the Jean Martin Brown home
at St. Anthony Park. With candles and
other Easter gifts the children at the
home will be made happy at Easter. It is
this branch which endowed a Sunshine
bed at the Jean Martin home, which is
named the "Good Luck Sunshine Bed." '
Gone Before
One of our. members—Mrs. Flora I.
Howard—who was a shut in and a great
sufferer for a long time, passed away on
April 4 at her home in this city.
.We mourn for her loss, but realize that
all her suffering is over and she Is at rest.
"To live in hearts we leove behind, is
not to die."
A Generous Act
The state organizer received a check
from Mr. C. W. Hess of the Airterlcan
Cereal company. Chicago, to provide the
little ones at the city and county hospital
with Easter gifts. Through his kindness
and generosity, which we fuily appre
ciate, one will be able to remember all
the children—about sixty In number—at
faster time with colored eggs, cards and
little gifts. That they will have a happy
day goes without saying.
Annual Convention .
The natural food conservatory at Nl*
agara is to be the headquarters for the
seventh annual convention of the Interna
tional Sunshine society. This building cov
ers one entire block. It has a floor space
of about five and one-half acres and Is
finished In white enamel and hardwood.
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