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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 1, 1905
"Neither staff nor scrip I take &
But a little book instead. T
This the consecrated bread I break,
This the brook where thirst I slake"
The Heart of a Girl, by Mrs. Ruth Kimball
Gardiner. -12 mo. Cloth. $1.50. A. S.
Barnes & Co., Kew York City.
We "who are bent with the weight of
years, carry a cane and now patronize
ctore teeth, know In our heart of hearts
that the brightest and most innocent
days of our lives were our schooldays
when we knew no real care and when
the thrilling joys of "commencement"
were yet a journey or two away. In
the average schoolgirl's life, to mas
culine eyes, there is an element of ten
der Interest, when her babyhood, little
toddler ways, and awkward, unformed
young womanhood are pictured, and a
case in point occurs in reviewing "The
Heart of a 'Girl," which Is illustrated
by Charles Louis Hlnton.
Margaret Holyoke Carlln is the name
of the girl about whom this readable
nox-cl of 38C pages is written, and her
life Is similar to that of many a Port
land schoolgirl. The literary work
shows an- experienced pen, the word
plcturaa tell of 'human, honest people,
and the sketches of character In the
process of formation are given with
photographic fidelity and ability. Mar
garet's faults and virtues are unshrink
ingly laid bare to all who may care to
look at them. She is no Blessed Damo
zel or spiritual Little Eva, too good
for this wicked world, but a girl who
has her Ideals, looks up to them, some
times misses, but ever presses toward
the mountain height. She smokes her
first cigarette to her sorrow but de
votedly loves her father, mother and
home. Inherits literary instinct from
her father, who Is a newspaper edi
tor, is a power for good In her schools.
Is gifted with the ready utterance of a
natural debater, and has In her person
ality the making of a good woman.
The story has as its successive
scenes Illinois, Dakota, Nebraska and
Certropolis which latter may be In
terpreted as Milwaukee, Wis. The story
begins when Margie is nearly 5 years
old, on the day she slowly swung her
feet on the top of tho gate. "Margie
swung her feet in a new way, the way
the new little girl she had seen In a
Sunday school the day before swung
hers, round and round. In a sort of cir
cle. It seemed to Margie an elegant ac
complishment." In the first grades of
her school life, Margie was a ort of
animated Emmy Lou. Then she grew a
bit and one day her bosom schoolgirl
friends said to her:
"What boy do you like best?"
Margie admired the largest boy In the
pchool. but in a far-off. Impersonal way. He
seemed to her brave and handsome, like' a
Prince In a fairy story. She had not the
slightest wish to know him, and she would
not for worlds have admitted her admira
tion. "I don't like any boys,' she said.
"Didn't you ever have a fellow?" Flo
Margie felt her cars grow hot.
"My. But you're queer. Why, every -girl
has a fellow," said Flo.
"What does a boy do who's your fellow?"
"Oh. write notec In school, and choose you
In games, and take you to parties, and kiss
you. and be sweet .on you. You'll get one
alter a while." This struck terror to Margie.
Then she began to attend baseball
games, with her father, and promptly
fell in love, in a far-away, silent fash
ion, with the pitcher of the baseball
nine. Patsy Welch, principally because:
"His gray suit fitted him finely, and its
open collar showed a statuesque neck.
His teeth were dazzlingly white, and
when he threw off. his cap to catch a
high ball, one could see that his brown '
naif i'uiicu crispiy. awry iiiuvemvni wuss i
gracefuL Ho was a hero. Slides that
would have appalled any ordinary man
he took without hesitation." Poor Mar
gie f She was soon to know that men,
that is some of them, are deceivers ever.
She attended a dance with several of
her bpy and girl friends, when a voice
said to Hunter, Margie's partner:
"Say, gimme a knockdown to Miss Carlln."
Patsy Welch had arrived. He hod pitched
a winning game that day and perhaps he
was flushed with something else besides vic
tory Hunter, taken unawares, presented
Patsy to Margie. Then it seemed to her
that everybody drew away and left her
with her hero.
"I seen you at all the games." he said,
showing his dazsllng teeth. "Is his nibs
that goes with you your father?"
"Ves." said Margie.
"I thought so." said Patsy. "I knoo you
wouldn't be goln around unless he was one
of the family. Tou ain't that kind." Margie
felt as if she wore going to scream. This
Patsy? This her Greek, God-like hero?
There was an odor on his breath as he bent
nearer her that disgusted her. It was like
the yes. It was whisky! She had taken a
dope of It once when she was seized with a
chill. She had a great longing to run home
and tell mother.
In the waltz that followed Patsy swung
her out on the floor, and held her closer
than any of her boy partners had done. It
pleased him to bang Into people and knock
them to one lde. Patsy was enjoying him
self, but Margie could utand no more and
she told a white He by saying she had
sprained one of her ankles. So Patsy went
ana danced with somebody else.
circles'' and ly her experiences !
with secret societies form most enter
talning reading. In a debate on the j
question; -Which was the greater '
Rome or Greece?" Margie found herself !
on the side of Greece, and In her speech !
What does being great mean? Home was I
great, like a balloon. Greece was great, 1
like a rock. Latin was the language of the j
Dark Ages. It was not until the world j
stopped speaking It that the Dark Ages j
were over. In what language was tho New
Testament written. Latin or Greek? Greek.
of course. Greece gave Christianity to the
world. Pontius Pilate and Nero can a I
Chrlstan world call their nation sxeat?
What do we say of a person who is brave?
Do we say Roman? No, we say Spartan.
That's Greek. If killing and enslaving peo
ple Is great, then Rome was great. If
leaving beautiful and enlightening things
after them Is great, then the Greeks were
certainly better than the Romans. Tho
Greeks taught the world philosophy and art.
The Romans merely went out and killed. Tou
must admit that the Greeks were greater
than the Romans when you think of one
thing: Which nation produced the nose we
admire the most This Is the whole ques
tion. If you admit that the straight Greek
nose is the more beautiful, you must admit
that the Greeks were greater than the Rom
ans. If you admire the beak-like pro
boscis th hideous Roman nose call tho
Romans great. Pontius Pilate had a Roman
Enough has been quoted to show
that Mrs. Gardiner, whose stories in
the Century and Cornhill magazines
have attracted so much attention, has
sketched Margie's life in all Its deli
cacy with chnrm. humor, pathos and
frank truth. "The Heart of a Girl" is
the great schoolgirl story of the year.
The Trident and the Net. by the author of
"The Martyrdom of an Empress," with
Illustrations painted In water color. Har
per & Brothers, New Tork City. '
Vibrant with life and motion, this
novel, with scenes laid in Brittany, Paris
and New York. Is a striking and trium
phant, piece of literary art. So many nov
els are like sugar-plums, the vehicle of
persons who are so faultlessly perfect
that they are without sin and wher- either
have money or position sufficient to fulfill
all their sordid wants. Life for them is
one continual, .glad dream of joy. How
different Is the mood of "The Trident and
the Net," where pain, suffering, squalor
and dissipation are written on the thread
of the story JIke marks made by a red
hot Iron on wood or leather!
The anonymous authoress writes about
French aristocrats with the familiarity
and case of "Ouida," and mercilessly ex
poses much moral "rottenness concerning
a blase aristocracy claiming Brittany and
other parts of France for its home. A
calcium light is turned on the character
of Lolc, Marquis de Kergoat, much in the
same fashion as in a Chinese play from
his boyhood until whisky and pneumonia
kills him. In early manhood. The Brit
tany which Is revealed Is not the .Brit
tany of the tourist. Lolc suffered in the
beginning from too much petticoat gov
ernment, but when he revolted he found
himself as handsome as. a Greek god and
as strong as Hercules. Time hung heav
ily on his hands if two women were not
in love with him at the same period, and
he became an adept In saying to love
lorn damsels, "Avaunt thee." In these
triumphant days, Lolc asked himself:
"Was there ever a woman half, worth, a
perfect horse?" Fool. He had yet to
learn of the ease with which a woman
manages a man. Here is the fashion in
which a widow, VIcomtesse Gynette, made
love to him:
Will you marry me? I know what I'm
doing Is shameful, degrading, but 1 am past
observing the dictates of calm custom and
conventional routine. Tou do not love me
I know It at least not as I had hoped you
would but I love you. Oh, I do. I do. with
every nerve and fibre of mc, fiercely, blindly,
exclusively. That Is whatjttvcs me courage to
asK you again, such as my lite is. it is
" r,.l" 3" J"l
y0U ae your wife.
It is unexplalnable why Lolc did not
take advantage of this passionate offer,
and live happily forever after, for he was
as yet heart free and in all the glory of
his strength and comeliness. In a spirit
of mere bravado he sent a bouquet to one
Bose whose moral reputation was not of
the best, and did not seriously rebuff her
when she poetically threw herself In his
way. Without the formality of a mar
riage ceremony, Loic and she lived to
gether, and one daughter was born to
them. Rose is described in the book as
possessing "a fourth-rate soul in a first
class skin, lier only beauty being her daz
zling teeth." She became a slattern, a
common scold, a drunkard, a woman
whose language was a foretaste of tho
wrath to come, but Loic took her and the
baby to New York, where he scoured
work as a professional horseman. Argu
ments against some marriages can be se
cured by reading the blistering life of
this couple in New York. Of course she
soon left him, taking her little girl with
her. Splendid Loic did not rise superior
to his misfortunes and show himself to be
a man by forgetting he ever knew such a
wretched creature, masquerading in the
sacred name of womanhood. Instead, he
tried to find out how much whisky a
weak man can consume before death over
The book Is not without a certain fas
cl nation, and the nictures are so lurid
I . i,- a' .I.-, .u. .. A
,caves not made ot asbestos"
Matrimonial Primer, by V. B. Ames. Dec
orations by Gordon Ross. 75 cents and
$1.50. Paul Elder &. Co.. San Francisco.
Sparkling with naive epigram, clever
satire and shrewd wisdom. At the same
time Its enjoyable humor Is free from
objectionable liberties, and it can with
perfect enjoyment be read by married
folks as well as by those who do wish and
who do not wish to enter that condition
in life. Theweakncsses and foibles of hus
band and wlfo are frankly dealt with, and
the humor is Infectious. Cupid Is present
ed in a variety of guises. The little book
is sure to be popular during the coming"
season. The first edition consists of, the
publishers say. 25,000 copies.
Here are some of the book's thoughts:
If you are looking for a wife who will be
as pliable and responsive as olay In the pot
ter's hands, .you'll have to dig her up from
A lover Is an indulgence: a husband a
confirmed habit. Acquire only a good one.
How ' beautiful is .love. How perfect It
seems with all Its Illusions, delusions and
Don't be a valet to your husband.
Absence may make the heart grow fonder.
Presents havr been known to have the same
A little love Is a dangerous thing.
"LTee your best conversational powers occas
ionally at your own dinner table.
A woman who appears at the breakfast
table hideous in curl papers and sloppy
wrappers must think she has married a
blind man or a sandburr.
For a wife who whines or a husband who
sneers there is no sort of marital salvation.
Be entertaining to your husband. or some
other -wosian will..
X is the Tea you loBt just when
The coal In the bin vas low;
Or It may be the bill that went to fill
Her soubrettlty after the show;
Or possibly, now. It played that cow
Called the favorite on the track;
Or It may be was caught where Horatio
At the bridge, against the whole pack.
Thero are nagging women and profane
men: It is to bo hoped they will all marry
Z may stand for zero;
In spite of the axiom taught
That In marriage two are one.
The result Is often naught.
Compound your Interest dally.
Subtract all fear and doubt.
Multiply your Joys, add more love;
The Fum's worth figuring out.
Love's Way in Dixie, by Mrs. Katharine
Hopkins Chapman. SL25. 12mo. The
Neale Publishing Company, New Tork City.
Mrs. Chapman, who is tho wife of Dr.
John S. Chapman, of Selma, Ala., has at
tracted attention from timo to time
through her publication of her short
stories of Southern life as contributions
to periodical literature. It has been said
that no fiction Is representative of the
South which does not include "a mule, a
nigger and a yaller dog," but these stories
of Mrs. Chapman's are about refined
Southorn people, . whose love affairs are
handled with sympathetic Interest. With
two .exceptions. Cupid's bow and arrow
are happily met with in each of the sevon
short stories. "A Willing Victim" and
"Misdirected" are somber, and have, a
wall of sorrow running through them of
tho ghoul order and are not entirely ac
ceptable. They bear the mark of the
amateiifT For example. In "A Willing
Victim," the authoress makes Harry Har
din give the car conductor two railroad
tickets as he nods towards the express
car ahead, and explains: "Wife corpse."
Tho wife was a suicide, and the afore
said Harry is killed in a convenient car
A happier tone Is observed, and also
commendable literary ability, in "The Top
o' the Morning." A prcfiy girl. Grace, is
In a rose garden throwing roses into bas
kets held by her two dogs, Hector and
"No. Hector, down. This Is June's morn
ing to carry the basket Tou won't be so
anxious when it Is filled with thorny roses.
Ah-h-h." And she bent over a pink beauty
to drink Jn It fragrance. "Cathorlne Mer
mct, you are generous this morning." and
she snipped oft a dozen buds and laid them
In Juno's basket. "Hiding, are you 7" nnd
she dived for one near the ground. But
when rhe straightened up. & strong, stiff
branch of Paul Neron caught in her fluffy
hair. She .pulled and twisted In vain, nnd
Anally sat down on the ground and tried to '
untangle the glossy strands. "What a how- !
de-do. And all because Paul Neron Is J pal
ous that I flrtt kissed Catherine Mermet
"Tho Peanut Prince" shows humor and
maturity. Mrs. Chapman, you write well
when you stick to this cheerful kind of
The Silly Syclopedia, by Noah Lot. 12mo.
CIcth. 75 cents. Illustrated by Louis F.
Grant G. W. Dillingham Company. New
"Impossible to read without a smile, and
the humor is catching. Set In alphaboti-j
cal order are a number of words in com
mon .use, ana opposite these are most
amusing definitions. The pictures are
warranted to force a laugh from profes
sional mutes, yea even to the Ia9th na cn-
Hero are a few of the Lot specimens:
All Is not cold that shlrers.
Succeen never shake. hands with a lary man.
The most successful politician is the one
who known how to finance his brains.
Before marriage, a woman is an angel.
After marriage, she is still an angel, but her
husband is now from Missouri, and he has to
A miss In as good as a mile of misses if
you love the girl.
How the rest of the world does hate the
reople who have a good time.
A hard worker will never be arrested for
The girl wno hesitates Is left at the bitching
Lady Avgentlcman woman.
Absinthe The national headache of the
Applause The fuss which we think the world
ought to make over us for doing our duty.
Beauty only a skin game, after alL
Jug A place to keep the material before '.t
becomes a Jag.
Letters on the Theology of the New Church,
by Rev. J. H. Smllheon. Swedenborg Pub
lishing Association. Germaatown, Pa.
This little book contains a series of let
ters illustrating the theological beliefs of
the Church of the New Jerusalem, known
also as the Swedenborglan, 'a religious
sect believing In the teachings of Emanuel
Swedenborg, a Swedish philosopher and
writer, who was born 1GSS and died 1772.
One well known authority states: Swed-
enborg taughtthat Christ, as compre
hending In himself all the fullness of the
godhead, is the one only God, and that
there Is a spiritual sense to the scriptures 1
which he Swedenborg was able to re- !
veal because he saw the correspondence
oeiween nuiurai uuu suaudi imn&s. xnc
letters contained in this book of 230 pages
were first published in England, several
years agb, in a weekly religious paper,
and attracted considerable notice at that
period and atterward. They present in a
clear and forcible manner many of the
doctrines' of the New Church, and will
prove acceptable and serviceable to mem
bers of the denomination for which they
are primarily intended and also for all in
quirers. Original Journals of the Lewis and- Clark
Expedition, 1801-OG. Edited by Reuben
Gold Thwaltez, LL. D. Volume six. Dodd.
Mead & Co.. Kew Tork City.
Another part of a valuable series, dis
playing the same careful scholarship and
excellent choice of material. The chap
ters are s,even in number, and the sub
jects discussed are: Geography, ethnol
ogy, zoology, botany, mineralogy, meteor
ology, astronomy and miscellaneous mem
oranda. The frontispiece is a fac-simlle
of the flrst page of Floyd's Journal, and
as the story is unfolded one who reads it
for the first time is struck .with the ro
mance and thrilling Interest met with in
the chronicles of pathfinders whose won
derful Journey eeems all the more won-
dcrful when wc consider it In the light of
this work-a-day age. The printing and
paper are fully up to previous good rec
A Proposal Under Difficulties, by John Kend
rlck Bangs. Illustrated. 50 cents. Har
per & Brothers, New Tork City.
Somehow a smile over a good story well
told awakens, whenever one opens any
of Mr. Bangs' humorous books. The
present volume of 71 pages is fully up to
the Bangs standard of excellence and
wholesomeness. Written in the form of a
farce, it is marked by sparkling dialogue
and laughable complications. It is suitable
when read aloud, or used at private the
atricals where the actors belong to the
home circle. The characters are: Robert
Yardsley and Jack Barlow Who both loved
Miss Dorothy Andrews, that much love
young woman; Jennie, a housemaid, and
Hicks, a butler, who docs not appear but
is heard in the distance. The motive of
the play is when Yardsley rehearses the
proposal of marriage he Is to make to
Miss Andrews, but is heard by Jennie who
thinks she herself Is Yardsley's lady love
J. M. Q.
IX LlBItARY AND "WORKSHOP
Peerfbly one of the chief rearons why Henry
Holt & Co. are reprinting Mrs. Carroll aton
nankin's "Dandelion Cottage" Is that the book
la as humorous as it la-wholesome.
McClure-Phllllps have postponed the pub
lication of "The Panc-Tanger." by Elma A.
Travis, and the "Portfolio of Bird Portraits,"
by Bruce Uorsfall. text by W. E. D. Scott.
Little. Brown & Co. announce a second
printing of Roger Pocock's "Curb-, a Tale of
the Arizona Desert." which has been termed
the best Western story since "The Virginian."
Good love stories are few and far between
In these days. "The After Play." by Mabel
Herbert Urner, In the October .Issue ot Ap
pleton's Booklovers Magazine, la a good love
"Twenty-flve Hundred Miles In a Ten-Ton
ner," being a voyage from San Francisco to
Panama, and a. lively bit of fiction. "Mike a
Adoption" belongs to the ban features of the
September Overland Monthly.
A. 8. Barnes & Co. are publishing "The
Cherry Ribband." S. R. Crocketfa new
novel, which English readers ot the serial
publication consider likely to repeat the suc
cess of "The Lilac Sunbonnet.
Helen Leah Reed, the writer of girls stories.
Is rusticating at Dublin. N. II.. after having
completed the first volume of the second e
lies of the popular "Brenda" books, entitled
"Amy In Acadia." to bo lnucd this Fall.
The Emprern of Japan has accepted a copy
of Mr. Sarah A.Tjooley "Life of Florence
Nightingale." and has communicated ner in
terest In the work to the author through Sir
Claude Macdonald. the British Minister at
"The Biography of Billy, an East Side Cat."
is sketched with striking ability In Wayside
Tales. Other readable articles are "Do
Women of Fashion Smoker and "The Passing
of the Home." The fiction department Is In
Mltt Sinclair's "Divine Fire." which bejran
sporadically in certain parts of tee country.
now seems to have spread generally, and is
listed among the six "best sellers." Henry
Holt & Co. are Just sending it to press for the
The Macmlllan Company announces the
publication, in response to repeated demand,
ot a paper-bound edition, at 23 cents net.
of Edgar Gardner Murphy's "Problems of
the Present South." The edition will appear
Several well-written articles on Chicago
i distinguish the September number of The
"World Today. Anne Shannon Monroe writes
Interestingly on "Oregon at Its Exposition."
I and William A. Giles on "Is New England
There's a dash of tho prairie and the Joy of
the round-up in a new Wyoming cowboy
story. "When Cupid Camo to Mne Bar," In
the October Smart Set. It in written with
plenty of stirring action. The quality of verso
la steadily Improving.
Mary Farley Sanborn, the author of "The
Revelation of Herself," etc has been spending
the Summer at Hull. Maoa., having completed
for Fall publication a new novel witn
Southern flavor and & touch ot politics,
titled "Lynette and the Congressman."
The October Atlantic contains a paper
by Colonel Hlgglnson on "The Cowardice of
Culture, a paper ny oouinige .untnomon
on "Lafcadlo Hearn. the Man." showing how
that verr extraordinary prose poet struck
one of the race with which he found himself
most truly In accord.
Charles Dickens" "Tho Chimes' will be one
of the- Century Company's new Thumb-nails
this Fall; and the announcement that Blanche
McManns Mansfleld has designed the cover Is
assurance that the form will be all that could
be desired. The frontlspleccby Relyea, will
bo printed In green.
Cantaln A. T. Mahan'a Important contribu
tlon to American history, "Sea Power In Its
Relations to the War of 1S12." will be pub
lished in two volumes, superbly illustrated. In
October. It will have the Imprint of Little,
Brown & Co. In this country. The flrst Enz
Ush edition will be as large as the American.
Alnslee's for October brings the magazine
down near the end of Jtlie year with a table
of contents that promises a remarkable cli
max to an unusually successful 12 months.
It begins a new serial, "The westerners,'
br Marie Van Vorst. s typical humorous
story by Joseph C Lincoln,, and equally good
tales br Lucia Chamberlain. IL r. irovoit
Battenbri- Mrs. Wllioa Woodrow. Mary H.
Von e, Beatrice Hanscom. Grace MacGowaa
Cooke and Anne O Hagan.
"Broke of Covenden." which has been pro
nounced a masterpiece by the majority of
critics of Great Britain and America, is
about to go into a fourth edition. It will
prove a revelation to that portion of the
American public In search of Imagination
combined with subatanco and literary flnlsn.
Talfo for October contains a remarkable
horse story. "The Only Misfortune," by S.
Kondurushkln. It has a moat unexpected end
ing. All the other stories are worth while,
the most ambitious of them being "Forces ot
the Past." This magazine contains about the
most carefully selected ehort humorous -stones
Herbert B. Turner & Co. announce that
Professor James H. Hyslop's "Science and a
Future Life" ha Just gone into a second
large edition. The book Is a very Important
one as It Is a review of the results' of 23
years scientific Tesearch in the field of
psychical phenomena, by some of the moat
eminent scientists living.
One of the new chapters In the forthcom
ing enlarged edition of Mrs. Pryors "Remi
niscences of Peace and War" gives an ac
count of the first celebration ot Decoration
day In this country and ot the origin of that
observance. A number of new and attractive
illustrations are added, and the volume has
been revised throughout.
Three humorous books. "Get Neit." by
the author of "John Henry": "Real Boys."
by the author of "The Real Diary ot a Real
Boy," and "Representing John Marshall Sc.
Co. Being Confessions of a Commercial
Drummer," are Just Issued by G. W. Dil
lingham Company. The nine titles of John
Henry books have now reached a . sale ot
"The Balllngtons," by Frances Squire, Is
said to be one of the Fall novels by a new
author, likely to attract more than the ceual
attention. It la a story ot modern social
relations, worked out with daring logic, and
Its solution Is bold and unmistakable. The
author In private life Is Mrs. Frances Squire
Potter, a member of the faculty of the Uni
versity ot Minnesota.
Mrs. Hugh Fraser. author of "A Maid From
Japan," which is just going Into Its second
Impression, has gone to Toklo on an Important
mission, the nature ot which Is not yet made
public. Sir Donald Mackenzie Wallace, a re
written and up-to-date edition of whose "Rus
sia, has recently appeared, from the same
house. Is now at Portsmouth as special cor
respondent of the London Times.
The News-Tribune, of Austin. T-x.. In Its
notice of O. Henry's "Ah Unflnlstd Stort."
which appeared recently In McClures, thtows
additional light on Mr. Porter's career:
Austin "people are particularly Interested In
everything from O. Henry's pen. since he is
no other than Will Porter, who formerly
lived here a number of years."
A People at School " br H. Fielding Hall.
author of "The Soul of a People": "Micky."
by Evelyn Sharp, the author of "The Toung
est Girl in the School." Illustrated by II. M.
Brock, and a new uniform edition In six
volumes of the novels of Charles Lever, with
all the original Illustrations, are among the
new books which the Macmlllan Company
announces for publication this Fall.
Here Is a sample verre from a poem entitled
"Luxury." by Abigail James. In Appleton's
Booklovers Magazine for October:
"My happiness Is wishing hard for things.
In mind I own. and reconstruct, and plan;
I think: 'How fine 'twould be had I but this."
He has It. and he knows It is not bllm.
He has no luxury of longing poor rich man!"
The flag on the Ethan Allen memorial
tower recently dedicated at Burlington. Vt..
was raised by Miss Theodora. Peck, author ot
"Hester of the Grants," a romance of Oia
Bennington, published by Fox. Duffleld &
Co., New Tork. Miss Peck's norel. puDllsftHd
last May. has gone through several editions,
and has been for some time- listed among
the six best sellers."
Dr. Gustav Mann, of the Physiological Lab
oratory at Oxford, has written a book on
"The Chemistry of the Protelds," whrch will
be Issued within a few weeks. The book Is
based on the second edition of Dr. Cohn-
helm's "Chemistry of the Protelds." which
was entirely remodeled from the flrst edi
tion, but Dr. Mann's part of it Is so consid
erable' that It Is practically an original
'As the author of poetry of exquisite
quality, where for the last time may b
heard tho priceless note of the Elizabethan
lyricist, whilst at the same moment utter
ance Is being given to thoughts and feelings'
which reach far forward to Wordsworth and
Shelley. Marvell can never be forgotten in
bis native England." From Augustine Blr
rell's Life of "Andrew Marvell," In tho
English Men of Letters Series.
B. L. P. Weale, whose new work, "Arma
geddon, or. The Reshaping of the Far
East." will be published presently. Is an
Englishman who has spent several years In
business and travel In Manchuria and the
neighboring countries. His new book on the
war and its results In the trade and com
merce and every-day life of the Far East is
said to be packed with fresh and pertinent
Information, picturesquely presented.
The Putnams have arranged for the aerial
publication of "When It Was Dark." by
Guy Thome. The theme ot this story Is a
conspiracy in modern days to overthrow the
Christian religion. The plot Is developed In
a most dramatic manner, with Intensely pow
erful and sflklng situation. Many promi
nent clergymen have Indorsed the book, and
the Bishop ot London chose It as the theme
of a sermon, strongly recommending It to
Charles H. Caffln. whose new book on
"How to Studr Pictures" will bo published
this Fall by the Century Company. Is ot
English birth and parentage, and a gradu
ate of Oxford. Mr. Caffln came to this coun
try in ISO 2. and was associated with the
I'ecoratlon department of the World's Co
lumbian Exposition. Since 1S0T his work as
an art critic, lecturer and writer has been
In New Tork City. Mr. Caffln Is alao Amer
ican editor of The Studio.
George Randolph Chester, whose stories have
succeeded one another rapidly In recent num
bers of McClure's. has Just accepted an edito
rial position on "Men and Women." a monthly
publication of Cincinnati. It was within the
year that Mr. Chester rave up an editorship
of the Cincinnati paper to follow his literary
bent in a quiet Indiana town. During his
lmmerrioa In placidity. Mr. Chester has been
remarkably prolific, anil has more than Justified
his course by some remarkably good stories,
A noteworthy work which Robert Grier
Cooke has In band Is a seasonable volume of
the proceedings at the nineteenth annual Lin
coln dinner ot the Republic Club ot New Tork.
which will be Issued privately by the club. In
a limited edition. This volume contains Pres
ident Roosevelt's notable address, and the
Instructive speech Senator Dolllver made on
that occasion, which flred to patriotism every
one of his enthusiastic listeners, and also
Senator Knight's addrers In response to the
toast, "The Republican Party.'
A new book by the author of "The Mar
tyrdom of an Empress. Imperator et Rex."
will be Issued thla Fall by the Harpers.
"With the forthcoming volume, however, the
author enters a. new field, for she has now
written a novel of love and passion, the
scenes of which are laid mainly In Brit
tany and on tho Continent. Inasmuch as
the main characters are eald to be real,
and the plot a drama taken from .real life,
the novel may be cla.ved with what might
be called the "Action of actuality."
It Is good news that a volume of drawings
by John Leech. In convenient and Inexpensive
form, is to be brought out by the Putnams
for the coming holldav season. The title Is
"Pictures of Life and Character." and the
work will contain 212 ot Leech's inimitable
Illustrations with the humoorus anecdotes
which originally appeared In the London
Punch. In his own time Leech delighted
such men as Ruskln and Thackeray as well
as the rank and file of English readers. This
book will certainly be equally enjoyed today.
"Casual Essays of the Sun," which was
brought out a few weeks ago. la being taken
up In educational circles as an auxiliary vol
ume in many courses In English. The Interest
and tenseness In expression for which this
famous collection of the best editorials of the
New Tork Sun Is noted, forma a valuable ad
junct to the student of literary expression,
and promises soon to be found In many class
rooms. Prominent after-dinner speakers hall
the book as a Murce ot Inspiration. Its Jubi
lant humor being a stimulus to thought and
Another UluArated volume of French legend
and history Is announced by the Putnams
from the pen of Elizabeth Williams Champney.
This author's three previous books tell of the
etories that cling to the old French chateaux,
and In the same spirit the new work Is en
titled "The Romance of the French Abbeys."
Mrs. Champneys enthusiasm for the subject
that she has made so thoroughly her own
Is explained when one understands the special
opportunities afforded her by her family life.
Her husband, the late J. Wells Charaoney.
made France his second home, and crossed
the ocean some 34 times to study the French
masterpieces. Together they explored the dif
ferent provinces, visiting over BO chateaux.
While Mr. Champney was busy with his
brush, Mrs. Champney was deep In the books
and parchments of the old libraries. "The
Romance of the French Abbeys" was planned
by Mr. Champney, who photographed many
of the picturesque ruins now so fast disap
pearing. During the past Summer Mrs. Champ
ney has visited more of the other abbeys,
assisted In this work by her son, EL Frere
Champney, who Is a student of the Ecole des
Beaux or Arts, and as devoted to French
architecture as was his father to the French
Certainly Will Lilllbridge, whose Western
story, "Ben Blair." will be one of the fea
tures of the Fall publishing season, cannot
be accused of picking up his Dakota local
color by looking out of the window ot an
overland train. Here Is his autobiography,
which can be commended as an example ot
brevity: "Probably If there ever were one
typical of Dakota and that for which It
stands. I am that person. I was born within
the then territory 30 years ago. Daring
various times between that date and tills I
have traversed It from north to south. fom
east to west, and obliquely. One thing In
life I know and know well, the fascination
ot the country and of the life the country
induces in the prairie land of the Middle
West. On it I've raised every crop that
grows. I've been rancher and herder. I've
seen It In all Its seasons and In all Its
moods. Frankly, to me It Is 'God's coun
try.' None other to me In America or else
where carries Its appeal. I love the country
and the life. It Is for this reason that of It
I write most. I tried practicing In various
places, but eventually the "prairie siren'
called me back and I located in Sioux Falls,
wher I have been six years and where I
will probably eventually die. Every Sum
mer 1 feel the restless desire for change arid
hie me forth for strange lands but always I
come back to the old ground."
A tablet Is to be placed on the bouse
which Charles Lamb Inhabited In Colebrook
Row. Islington. "I have a cottage In Cole
brook Row, Islington," Lamb wrote to
Southey In 1S23, "a cottage, for It Is de
tached; a white house with six good rooms;
the New River (rather elderly by this time)
runs (If a moderate walking pace can be so
termed) close to the foot of the house, and
behind Is a spacious garden with vines (I
assure you) pears, strawberries, parsnips,
leeks, carrots, cabbages, to delight the heart
of old Alctnous. Tou enter without passage
Into a cheerful dining-room, all studded ovr
and rough with old books, and above Is a
lightsome drawing-room, three windows, full
of choice prints. I feel like a great lord,
never having had a house before." Troubles,
however, soon came upon him, says a writer
In the Academy. His gardener lopped off
some choice boughs which hung over from a
neighbor's garden; whereupon the elderly
woman who lived next door appeared In a
fury, and made ominous allusions to the law.
George Dyer, too. who, was so absent
minded that he sometimes emptied his snuff
box Into the teapot when he was preparing
tea. walked Into the New River one day
when he had come to call on Lamb.and when
rescued and put to bed In his friend's house,
he became delirious, rigid teetotaller though
he was. because Mary Lamb had plied him
too diligently with brandy In order to drive
out the cold. It was at this house that the
family was enlarged by the arrival of the or
phan Emma Isola. who eventually became,
as It were, an adopted daughter of the
Lambs; and It was during his residence here
that Charles Lamb sent In his resignation to
the directors of the East India Company.
The Funk is. Wagnalls Company will pub
lish shortly "The Preparation of Manuscripts
for the Printer," by Frank H. Vlzetelly. as
sociate editor of the Standard Dictionary.
Besides giving directions to authors on how
to prepare copy and correct proofs, Mr.
Vltetelly's work points out how authors can
effectively reduce the cost ot corrections In
typo and tells them when, where and how
to make them. Mr. Vlzetelly. who was born
In London, comes from a, family whose an
cesors migrated from Venice to England In
the days of "Good Queen Bess." The differ
ent members of his family may be said to
have been reared on paper and print. His
grandfather was a printer of renown In the
late years oT the 13th century, and his
father. Henry Vlzetelly. followed as a printer
and publisher In the 19th century. Among
the popular books issued by his press were
"Christmas with the Poets." printed In col
ors; Longfellow's "Hyperion." with Illustra
tions by Blrket Foster, engraved by Mr.
Vlzetelly: "Uncle Tom's Cabin"; "Poe's
Tales," eta Henry Vlzetelly was one of the
pioneers of the pictorial press In England.
and took part In the launching- of the Illus
trated London News. He had six sons, two
of whom died early In life. Of the remain
ing four all have turned to literature par
ticularly to Journalism for a livelihood. Ed
ward Vlzetelly, lately deceased, was war cor
respondent for tho New Tork Times and tho
London Dally News during the Franco-Prussian
War. and later was leader of the New
Tork Herald expedition sent out by James
Gordon Bennett to find Stanley and the Emin
Pasha relief expedition. Ernest Vlzetelly.
novelist and translator of M. Zola's novels,
was correspondent for the Torkshlre Post in
Paris during the siege by the German army;
Arthur Vlzetelly. for years editor of Pit
man's French Weekly, also experienced the
horrors of the siege of Paris, and Is best
known as the translator of the works of
Emlle Gaborlau and F. Du Bolsgobey. de
tective stories ot International fame.
A ninth printing of "The "Wood-Carver of
Lympus" Is announced by Little, Brown &
Co., who will publish Immediately a new edi
tion of Miss Waller's "A Daughter of the
Rich," of which one reader soya: "Since the
days of "Little Women I have not read a
book which appealed to me en strongly for
girl, old and young. There Is a sweet whole
someness about It. and- one grows to love the
character of that Vermont home, and draw an
Inspiration from the lives of those happy.
cheerful, loving chi'dron, and that noble moth-
on. the Columbia
You cannot go home without taking
the trip, Portland to tho locks and
return, on tho splendid
Steamer Bailey Gatzert
Leave week days 8 :30 A. M., Sundays
9 A. M. Returning, arrive 5:00 P. M.
Regular service Portland to Tho
Dalles, daily except Sunday, leaving- at
1 A. M. Connecting at Lyle with C. R,
& N. By. for Goldendale and Klickitat
Valley points. Dock foot Alder atroet;
phono Main 914. "
Citr Ticket Ofnce. 122 Third SU rhoae 638-
2 OVERLAND TRAINS DAILY O
The Flyer and tho Fast Mail.
For tickets, rates, folders and full Infor
mation, call on or address
H. DICKSON. City Passenger and Ticket
Agt.. 122 Third street. Portland. Or.
S. S. IYO MAETJ.
For Japan. China and all Asiatic Ports. wUl
leave Seattle about October 3.
Leave Oak-st. dock, blocks north Wash
ington st., dally except Friday and Satur
day. Cascade Locks and return, round trip
SI. S:30 A. 31. Sundays, 0 A, 31.
S. F. & Portland Steamship Co
Operating tho Only P&ssenger Steamers for
Saa Francisco Direct.
"Columbia." October 3. 13. 23; November
"St. Paul," November 7, October 8, IS, 23.
From Alnsworth Dock at S P. 31.
REDUCED ROUND-TRIP RATE. $23.00.
Berth nnd Meals Included.
JAS. H. DEWS ON, Agt.
Phone Mala 2C8. 21S Washington St.
FAST AND POPULAR STEAMSHIPS
LEAVE SEATTLE 0 P. If.
"Jefferson," Aug. -'J. Sept. 7. 17, 27.
-Dolphin." Sept. 2. 12. 22.
KETCHIKAN, JUNEAU. DOUGLAS.
HAINES, SKAGWAY. Connects with.
W. P. & T. route for Atlln. Dawsoa,
Tanana. Nome, etc.
CHEAP EXCURSION KATES.
On excursion txlpa steamer calls at
Sitka. Metlakahtla, O lacier. Wrangal,
etc. in addition to regular ports ot
Call or send for "Trip to Wonderfut
Alaska." "Indian Basketry," Totem
THE ALASKA S. S. CO..
Frank Woolsey Co., Agents.
232 Oak St. Portland. Or.
S TRAINS TO THE EAST DAILY
Threiirh Pultmin mtanJnf ami imiiHi
ln!nr.r rinllv tn Omaha rtlrn
kane; tourist sleeping-car dally to Kansas
t-iry; tnrouga iiiman tourist sieepmg-car
(personally conducted) weekly to Chicago.
Reclining chair-cars Heats free) to th Eut
UNION DEPOT. j,ettVfaj ArrtTft. "
SPECIAL for tho Easi Dallr Dallr
via Huntington. J" J
SPOKANE FLYER. M S:2 M"
v i Dally. j Dally.
For Eastern Washington. Walla Walls,
Lewlston. Coeur d'AIcne and Great Northern
ATLANTIC EXPRESS c15 7.13 . M "
Star vu Huat-
FOR ASTORIA and S:W P. it. 3:CO F. II,
nay points, connecting Dally, Dally,
with steamer -for llwa- except except
co and North Beach. Sunday. Sunday,
steamer HasaIo, Ash- Saturday,
st. dock (water per.) IU:U0 P. M.
FOR DATTON. Ore-7:00 A. M-5:30 P. il.
gon City and Yamhill Dally. i Dally.
River points. Aaii-stJ except I except
fiocfc water p'er.) I Sunday. Sunday.
Vor Lewlston. Idaho, and way points Irota
Ticket Office, Third and Washington.
Telephone Slain ?12- C. V. Stinger. City
Ticket Agt.; A. L. Craig. Gen. Passenger AgU
S: P. M
'or Sale, Klaf
a.u. fan t'ruaci
cv, 3luja o, Lva
Augelct. El PiiM,
New Orleans d.
is a Eu-jL.
jonnccia at WuoU
burn aahy txceyl
tunaay with ti;r.
tur Mount Anji.,
esdMui; n ua .Ni
tron. Eugene passenger
connects at Wood
burn with Mt. An
sel ana iuvcrtou
7.23 A. it
S:S0 A. M.
'3:33 Pi il
6:00 P. it.
10133 A. it.
7:30 A. M.
:C0 P. M.
tl0:5 P. M.
3:30 P. iL
US 3 A. U-
tl:30 P. M.
Dally. Dally except Sunday.
SERVICE AND YAMHILL
Depot. Foot of Jefferson Street.
Leave Portland dally for Oswego at 7:30
A. M.: 12:30. 2:05. 3:33. 5:20. d:23. 7;.
10:10 P. M. Dally except Sunday. 3:30. 0:30.
8:33. 10:25 A. M.; 4:10. 11:30 P. 3L Sunday
only, 0:00 A. M.
Returning from Oswego, arrive Portland,
dally. 8:30 A. M.; 1:53. 3:03. 4:33. 6:13. 7:33.
0:53. lt:10 P. M. Dally, except Sunday, 6:23.
7:23. 0:30. 10:10. 11:45 A. M. Except Mon
day. 12:23 A. M. Sunday only. 10 A. M.
Leavo from same depot for Dallas and In
termediate points, dally. 0:00 P. M. Arrive
rn..tn lO-lfl A "f
The Independence-Monmouth Motor Line
operates dally to Monmouth and Alrlle. con
necting with S. P. Co.'s trains at Dallas and
First-class fare from rorwana to oacra
mento and San Francisco. 320. Berth. 35.
Second-class fare. $13. Second-class berth.
Tickets to Eastern points and Europe; also
Japan. China. Honolulu and Australia.
CITY TICKET OFFICE, corner Third and
Washington streets. Phone Main 712.
C. W. STINGER. A. L. CRAIG.
City Ticket Agent. Gen. Pass. Agt.
City, St. Louis Special
tor Chehalls. Centralis. '
Olympla. Gray's Harbor.
South Bend. T a. coma.
Seattle. Spokane. Lew
lston. Butte. Billings.
Denver. Omaha, Kan
sas City. St. Louis and
Southeast 8:30 a ra 4:30 pa)
North Coast Limited. i
electric lighted, for Ta
coma. Seattle. Spokane.
Butte, Minneapolis, St.
Paul and the East.... 3:00 pm 7:00 a m
Puget Sound Limited for
Chehalls. Centralis. Ta
coma and Seattle only. 4:30 ? m 10:93 pa
Twin City Express for
Tacoma. Seattle. Spo
kane. Helena. Butte,
v.iinwtinn. Pn ri.- Min
neapolis. St. Paul and
11:43 pm 6:30 pat
A. D. Charlton, Assistant General Passen
ger Agent. 235 Morrison st, corner Third.
Portland. Or. -
Astoria and Columbia
River Railroad Co.
leaves. UNION DEPOT. t Arrives.
Dally. Eor Maygers-Ralnier, Dally.
Clifton. Astoria. War
rantor Flavel. Ham-
5:00 A. M. mond. Fort Steven. 1 1 :ZQ A. M,
Qearhart Park. Sea
side. Astoria and Sea
shore. Express Dally.
7:0O P.M. Astoria Expresx 9:30P.M.
C A. STEWART, J. a MAYO,
Comm'l Agt. 243 Alder st. G. r. i P. i
Phone Main 006.
For South -Eastern Alaska
Steamers leave Seattle 3 P. ii.
SOX S. S. Humboldt. S. S. City
vi"Ao Seattle. S. S. Cottaxa CUa.
September 26. 20. Oct. 3.
For San Francisco direct.
Queen. City ot Puebla, Uma
tilla, 0 A. M.
Sept. 30. Oct. 3. 10.
249 Washington st. Mala 224.
D. DUN ANN. G. P. A..
WILLAMETTE RIVER ROUTE
Steamers Altona and Oregona .
For Oregon City. Buttevllle. Champoeg.
Newberg. Salem and way landings: Leave
Taylor street. 6:43 A. 31. dally, except Sun
day. Oregon City Transportation Co.. Phone