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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
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
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.
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
tan M
is tin
the "1
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
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.
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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
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.
"The world stands ready to read in(
listen," a Northern critic tells ui'
"whenever the South shall writi or
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