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2M 1W Jl 4 i Italia ECHO Mrs. W. C. Tatom and Mrs. Annie Booth Mckinnev. RATES. This pupor will he sent to any address in the United suites Ht the following rates : One YenrOne Dollar. Six Months Fifty Cents. Advertising rittes given to those who o pply. OFFICE: - - 710 West CmnUrhuid Street. Old Hmo.se: VM. New 1'hone: !sl KN0XV1LLK, MAUCT1 24. lihK). Thk Sunny South of recent date, thus pays tribute to two of Tennessee's talented daughters: Elizabeth lYy Pajje was reared in a literary atmosphere, both parents btinj: notPd for their attainments alonjr that line. Site attributes much of her suc cess to the fact that she has always ap preciated the value of the common place, and lias never striven after the imK)ssible and bizarre. All of this journalist's work shows a keen, broad sympathy, love of life and nature, es pecially human nature, ami a well de veloped sense of humor, which latter, according to masculine theory, is sel dom found in the feminine gender. However, many consider her work of a serious nature her best. Her ideal home life puts to flight, many of the hoary-headed, bug-bears about lit erary labor and aspirations, necessarily meaning inky fingers, careless attire and untidy houses. Mrs. Page not only takes a warm interest in the culinary department of her pretty home in Nash ville, Tenn., but actually originates dishes herself, yet we have unquestion able proof that her good husband has never been attacked by indigestion. In addition to her regular work in the way of stories ami sketches, she has re cently assumed the editorship of the literary department of the Pythian Period and Fraternities Review. One of the most unique tigures among women journalists of the South is Miss Ernestine Noa. of Chattanooga. She is a clever writer and felicitous speaker on occas;ons. also an able parliamenta rian and quite an enthusiastic club wo man, having been one of the original movers in the formation of the Tennes see Woman's Press flub. She has since its organization though declining office--contributed no little to it suc cess. Miss Xoa's reading has been of a scope and extent rare in a young wo man. Few men possess her intimate and accurate acquaintance with the history and classics of English, French and German literature. She is an ex ceptionally bright young woman soci ally, having that gift, that, art, so rare junced ex- lion. She is nacifoi clever and humorous characterization, and she does not chatter she talks. Fler pub lic speaking is extemporaneous: she de pends almost wholly upon the inspira tion of the moment, the stimulus of the occasion, and her success justifies her methods. She is at present editing and conducting the department of women's clubs in the Chattanooga News, and do ing the advertisement writing for the largest dry goods hnusc in her city. This writing of advertisements has been taken up by several clever wo men writers in the Kast, but Miss Noa is. so far, the pioneer in this work among Southern women, and she has shown her usual versatility and capac ity in entering it. i ' ' s 'Z- ss a-if- ',-T- -vs.- --- aiis tohave been ofter Pmi a talker and her utterances were appar ently taken as "wisdom" and yet, she was a successful wife and mother, which we are often told "strong-minded women are sure not to be." Why should a man want a woman to devote her life to the washtub or the dishpan just because they are "domestic du ties''' Some men are only fitted to be office clerks, while others aspire to reach a far higher plane of endeavor, .lust so with women. Following are some extracts from Dr. llristol's ser mon: "In the pursuit of liberty and politi cal privilege, all help should be given to woman. Her education, her accom plishments, her opportunities should be equal to man's. In that old picture woman is clothed with strength and power. Her industry is recognized as the basic principle of her character. 'Give her the fruit of her hands,' was the old injunction. Tay her what she earns is what it means in modern speech. She has a place in the com mercial world. She was independent, respected, capable, resourceful, exalt ed above every figure in history, this woman of the old liible. "The church, the newspaper, the school, and every other agency for good should help woman. Whatever will make her a more dutiful daughter, a more faithful wife, a more noble and exalted mother, is needed for her.'- "When a voice is raised for higher liberty, it is first called clamor, and the rights insisted upon are termed imag inary rights. Those who proclaim them time after time are denominated agita tors. And this voice in the wilderness that annoys good people by its clamour, these agitators that have enunciated imaginary rights in season and out of season have brought to life much that we enjoy as a free and independent people." It is interesting that the novels of Miss Mary Johnston, which were re viewed in t he last week's issue of Thk Ciiii.iiowKF. Echo, are published in England tinder different til les. "The Prisoners of Hope." that every one re gards as a happy poetic phrase, has been changed to the more prosaic "The Old Ioniinion." The second vent ure, "To Have and to Hold," has been altered to the severer and perhaps stronger title, "By Order of the Com pany.'' One is a little curious to know the publisher's reasons for these changes. Since Virginia was a stanch English colony at, the time, is there anything at all offensive to possible English sensibilities in the original titles? J J. greatest of all contemporary poets, M de Ileredia, and is herself, known for her poetical gifts. The numbers of tM "Living Age," for March 10, March 1( and presumably also the current nup't ber, contain very strong translations a cycle of de Kegnier's poetry, "For t P' Thirteen Gates of the City." T translation bears the name of Map' J'; 1). Frost. France has once more filled out tlu' tale of the Forty Immortals. Not lit S ago M. Henri Lavedan, maker of ci - edies and story writer, obtained i chair of the dramatist, Henri Meilh and Paul Hesehanel became the s cessor of Herve. On February 15, t additional members were receivt Paul Hervieu, dramatist, is the succfes sor of Edouard Pailleron,the conuidy writer, and Emile Faguet, college pro fessor and crit ic, has the place of V tor Cherbuliez, novelist and critic. 15 The Oldest Established Music House in East Tennessee. MS Goo SOUTHERN JJTERATURl Continued from first page. Atlantic Monthly, the serial "To ILive and to Hold," laid in the -early dtlys of the Indian tragedies. It is runnilng in living lines of strong, quick interest. This list could be made longer nlnd creditably so, by such names as Am.tlie Rives and Julia Mc Gruder and malny others. Though these are real achieve ments, we are looking into the Tw m tieth Century for more and better. iVe are listening for the high key-note tl lat will wake responsive thrills in ev iry Southern heart, and which, when he: .rd we, daughters of the old South, v ill greet with the "Rebel Yell." We : ire looking for the South to produj book broader man sectional a ences, great in its grasp of life ?lue child of the Southern genius, bori the old South, but. born to live a li life in America. ' All-round development makes places for specialties, so the present mig material growth of our South, spreading and bettering of school r college life, the literary circle, ba and clubs for every age and grad free libraries, making knowledge must awaken latent talent and c new opportunities to aspiringgeni 1 here seems an expectancy atfng many students of American literature Bristol, pastor of the Metr,poli . E. Church in Wa-hington. which church President McKinley at- recently preached a sermon on i'erfect Woman." This eminent conies very near giving woman Dr. tan M is tin tends, the "1 divine her due. He as that the liible "gives to woman her rightful position by es tablishing the rigi t of the si-xes." and thinks those who confine woman's sphere of usefulness have not fully un derstood the statement of Holy Writ concerning her. He thu. cites the "virtuous woman" of Proverb: "She seeketh wool and Max and work eth willingly with her hand. She is like V,e merchant's -hip. hr bringeth her food from afar. She eonsidereth a field and buw-tl, it. with the fruit of her hands she phinteth a vineyard, she girdeth her loins uith strength, and strengthenet h her arm. She maketh fine linen and seiieth it: and delivereth girdles to the merchant. Strength and honor are her clothing and she 'Shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom and in her tongue is the law of kind ness. She looked) well to the way of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness. r.I.,- .... .... " cuiiureu arise up and call her blessed: he husband also, and he prais eth her. Give her of the fruit of her hands: and let her own works praise her in the gates. "' His opinion, further is, that the wo man of Soloman's day seems to have been a first rate' busiuess woman and probably at this time would be called "masculine" since her special virtues were "honor and strength." In no in stance does the inspired writer credit her with' being "sweet" or "gentle" or "docile" or "clinging." This woman who "exeelleth all" seems to have been -i " VOTTrroYtrsv wf uei'ti among the correspondents of the Sat urday Review of the New York Times as to the respective merits of the re cent stories of Revolution days: Dr. Mitchell's "Hugh Wynn." Winston Churchill's '-Richard Carvel," and Paul Leicester Ford'sJanice Mere dith." Now conies Miss Clara Conway known to all Tennesseans, who declares m the same paper, that it is not one of these, but it is Miss'johnston's "To Have and tu Hold," to which the palm belongs. In her own enthusiastic words: "No novel of recent years has struck so high a note. Out of wild ad venture, tragedy and death, it sings itself into summer melody, tuneful as Virginia pines, limpid as a mountain brook, pure as a Madonna dream- And the closing lines of the volume are quoted as text. Hie March number of the Atlantic Mouihly groups together "Hicliard Carvel," "Janice Meredith," and "To Have and to Hold." and enters upon an analysis of I he strong and weak points of each one. "Richard Carve is 'masculine:' "Janice Meredith" is feminine:' "To Have and to Hold," The lo-viewer, a western college paper seems to favor, is on a high plane of general excellence and gives most hopeful promise. Hut the article must be r. ad for ifself. for fuller glimpses into the old Soi ern life before the sixties. They we know more of its lavish hospitalit; simply offered, and that atmospher the lord and lady to the manor b the land of "Chivalric men and 1 voiced women." Some of the old homesteads stand, with their avenues of tube-re live oaks and magnoliaB ; some de trxer enn-io ro-hlltlt Ilnnn- t.hft 'ls D,""v . v. ....... . jp. th- bld so of rn, r iVet es, iy- Irpglr) Grade Pianos Did Piaups Exchanged. Piano. "Sold Under an Unlimited Warranty" $n Artistic Creation. Built on honor and the most wonderful quality of tone procurable in any modern Piano. HAPPY HOURS. MUSIC HATH CHARMS. " one Col li cet 'be, I he hooks liy Southern writers eye fulls upon in the publishers ninns. may be mentioned Mrs try Cielow's "Mammy's lieminis- Mrs. Cilow will be remem- for her recent visit and reading in K no viile In the March number of Harper's Magazine, stand side b side, two sto ries from the pen of Tennessee women of leit..rs, Miss Murfree ("Charles Eg bert Craddock") and Mrs. Virginia f-'rait-r lloyle, the latter from Mem phis. If would be interesting to bring together all the evidence to show how far Tennessee is leading at present among Southern states in literary and e lucationa) activity. A succession of brilliant French men of letters, have in late years been invited to come to America and lect ure before Harvard and other univer sities. There was Ferdinand ISrunet- iere, and then liene Doumic. and third ! came Kdouard liod, all three connect- j eu with the Jievue Deux Mondes, of1 Paris, and now M. Henri de Kegnier lias just arrived in this country. M. Uegnier is a poet, the husband of a poet and the son-in-law of a poet: for his wife Is the daughter of one of the Ljfi.--Ts ' wteTlf8 fl uid n jj ne arullia oi thai oiii i"i and folk lore, still lingers pen. But the people who lived gave life to a period so "rich and'u of color" what of them? They are worn and old, working through ),a' "protracted pause of threatened ri'n that enveloped them darkly for nf years: working to make homes, c'm" merce and country. And working 'ey have wrought out a development f,a' is making itself a wonder even "0 itself! But their pens have grwn rusty, and younger brains with quier hands must picture that old- life 80 simple, so pure, so true. 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