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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIA2v,OPORTLAXD, OCTOBER 8, 1905.
"Hark, the world so loud
And books, the movers
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The Fair Maul of Graystones, by Beulah
Marie Dlx. $1.50. The Macmlllan Com
pany, New York.
What manner of woman is. this who
writes a stirring: historical notfol that
lias in it the wonderful word painting,
the genius of great novols like An
thony Hope's "Prisoner of Zonda."
Mary Johnston's "To Have and to Hold"
and Sir Walter Scott's "Fair Maid of
Perth?" Those who were charmed with
the promise noticed in her previous
books "The Life, Treason and Death of
James Blount, of Breckenhow," "Hugh
Gwyeth. a Roundhead Cavalier," "A
Little Captive Lad," "The Making: of
Christopher Ferring-ham" and "Soldior
Rigdale," were hardly prepared) for
the sublime height of merit which she
has won in "The Fair Maid of Gray
stones," a story of the time when Eng
land was worried by two masters,
Charles I and the Great Protector.
Cavaliers and Roundheads are the
actors on hor stage and they mightily
interest us. No battle scene is depict
ed, but the numerous individual fights
between one "Jock" Hetherington, of
Yorkshire, and hiSvRoundhcad enemies
liavethe clash of steel, the neigh of
maddened horses, and tho dying yells
when friend can scarcely bo distin
guished from foe, so hot is, the onset.
Its atmosphere is pure and bracing,
like the flrst breath from a mountain
top, and it is sure to have an army of
nppreciative readers. None of the char
acters drawn are perfect, and their
faults and virtues are laid bare to the
bone. How we should like it if some
artist had shown somewhere in the
book the stern, martial face of Heth
erington, and the willful beauty of
Althea Lovewell, his sweetheart! But
although shadow pictures they live and
powerfully haunt the memory long
aftor the last page is read.
The first chapter is devoted to a fist
fight between Hetherington and one
Puritan soldier, Faintnot Pedock, who
Incurred tho former's wrath because
he, Pedock, had kicked a dying Cava
lier. To bo sure the dying man was
Hetherlngton's own cousin but the
fighter went into ir e conflict with the
roar of an angry bull, and probably be
cause he loved fighting for its own
sake. What mattered it that he was a
prisoner in the nave of St. Andrew's
Church and that his guards were Crom
well's ironheartcd soldiers? He struck
his man on the point of the chjn, a la
the modern prizefighter, and killed him.
In so doing, ho was a real hero of an
historical novel, for what sort of a
5iero would he be if ho did not win hln
first fight, and Just as tho book is
opening? The dying man about whom
the fight started was Captain John
Hetherington, and when his life blood
ebbed away, a series of remarkable ad
ventures befell his cousin "Jock."
The Captain had stolen the last will
of Philip Heyroun, owner of the rich
estate of Greystones and other proper
ties, and because Heyroun's relatives
"wished the Captain brought before
them to tell where he had hidden tho
all-important will, "Jock" imperson
ated his dead cousin to save himself
from being shot by the Puritan soldiers
anxious to avenge Pedock's death. Led
n prisoner to Graystones, where the
VIval heirs were fiercely glaring at one
(another, Hetherington first met his
sweetheart, Althea. She was "a young
Birl and slender, with a mpp of brown
hair falling about her shoulders, and
Idlrect eyes. She has a well-shaped
mouth, though large." She insisted that
the Hetherington before her "was not
the dissolute Captain of that name,
.but was overruled, particularly by one
imancne ju.au ory. netnenngton was
now aware that his neck was in Jeo
pardy and made haste to declare that
Jie was an impostor, but was placed in
prison until he would confess that he
was a man he was not. Blanche and
Althea, although well born, were little
better than household drudges about
the big house, and Blanche wished for a
husband, in these words:
What sin is there in mo to desire this that
no many women have and take unthankful?
And why should I not have what others
have? I come of gentle blood, am not a
Tool, and not uncomely. My father died
bankrupt, and I. a maid of 14, came here to
Graystones to live on my aunt's charity. I
might as woll have coma to a tomb. I
have withered here. I have starved here. I
sewed my aunt's endless seams, and I cooked
her pottage, and brewed her drink, and
listened to her sermons. Tears passed and
iny beauty Is passing with them. Out there
is tho great world where I may not venture.
Do you despise me, child, because I have
sought the one way out because I use my
only portion, my beauty, to entice a hus
band? Do other maids do less-'wlth their
larids and their great dowries? 1 should be
6o good a wife, so obedient, so loving, so
grateful to the man who would tako zne
Plain speaking for a young woman.
Of course Hetherington escapes from
his prison cell, with the aid of Althea,
and after many fights with his pur
suersinanages to make his way to -an
island. Althea, who Is a bit of a young
termagant, quarrels with hor women
kind, and runs away, penniless, with
nothing in the shape of tangible prop
erty except the clothes that cover her.
Of course she steers straight for a de
sorted hut on the island when Hether
ington afterward finds her, almost dead
from hunger and exposure. How pretty
she looked as she lay asloep, and he
marked the loveliness of hor smooth
brow, her boyish, well-turned chin and
hor white throat. But he realized that
she was a helpless child, who made a
mute appeal for his strong protection.
How ho wished that this were his own
roof that sheltered him, and that the
girl who slept yonder were Indeed his
wife, his own! Then enemies stole
upon them, and the two wanderers
were conducted back to Graystones,
whore, to save Althea's good name,
irate relatives commanded him to
marry her. In the midst of a grinning
company, the weird marriage ceremony
took place and tho two wanderers
were cast for good into the outer world.
Their net purse amounted to 1 shilling,
a sixpence, and 2 pernios. Hand In
hand they bravely set out to walk to
Daske forest, 200 miles away, whero
Hotherington's kindred livod, but
starved on the way. It was a honey
moon Journey fit for a painter's brush
or a poet's fancy. Here is part of tho
Tn dumb misery. Hetherington plodded for
ward with hsUfaco to the pelting rain, when
he heard a little moan from Althea. As he
turned to her the girl sank down on the
rain-soaked turf by the wayside.
"What Is amiss, sweetheart?" he coaxed.
So near do tragedy and comedy touch
shoulders that Althea laughed at her own
answer. "Tls a hole in my shoe. Jook. In
deed, my foot Is blistered, and, oh, I am bo
coldso cold." Poor little comrade, she let
her courage go out in the sob with which
she ended. Regardless of his pledge. Heth
erington took her In his arms, chafing her
numbed hands, pressing her cold cheek to I
Presenting in the midst of her tears. Al- I
thea found the relief of words: "This Is
sheer madness. We cannot go on thus. It
was an expedient our marriage you said It.
ftow that its purpose is done, now that I
am free of Graystones. let me go ror war.
You must leave me. Jock." I
Jock merely laughed, as hearty as a man
could muster while his teeth were chatter
ing with cold. "My dear," said he. "Tls not
the custom In the North whence I come to
leave his dog to stave by the wayridc, let
alone his wife."
In a dim way, Jock thought Althea
looked on the hasty marriage that had
taken place as one merely of conveni
ence, and did not know that she loved
him, but was too foolishly proud to ad
mit it. Then Jock to get bread for him
self and wife, turned highwayman,
and his first victim, who afterward
turned out to bo on old friend, nearly
killed him. Poor Jock. But fortune
turned, and he found a clew that the
missing will was under a stone seat at
Graystones. What an exciting time
there was when he dug up the will
which was reposing in a deal box. The
scene at the reading of the precious
document is sketched with tho fidelity
of a Dickens. The dead man had writ
ten: To my wife's niece, Blanche Mallory 10
shillings which I count-el her to spend In
folly, knowing full well that she will so
depend It without counsel of mine.
To my sister. Difficulty (a worldly woman)
A mourning ring of the value of Ave shill
ings, since she Is a pious dispenser of worldly
gear, and I pray her not to grieve too deeply
To my brother, Martin My ship, the War
wick, which by his folly and loss of temper
he suffered to sink Jn the Strait of Dover in
the year 40.
To my nephew, Philip Tho Barbarr horse
from my stable, on which, I make no doubt.
ne win ride to the aeviL
To my other nephew. Philip, eon of my
deceased brother Benjamin Tho hundred
crowns which on the night of May IT he
4ook from my strong bar. thinking mo to be
Bleeping. I do not always sleep when my
eyes are shut.
But what of the groat estate? The
dead man's sardonic chuckle could al
most bo heard: "'And the reBt of my
property, my lands, ships, rents and all
moneys whereof I d,e possessed; I
give in two equal shares to those two
of Heyroun blood who have shown tho
spirit of Heyrouns in that they have
dared set their wills In opposition to
mine, and for all my wealth have never
cringed unto mo my nephew, Ralph
Heyroun, and my niece, Althea Love
well," with the provision that RalDh
shall havo the ancient manor house of
Heronswood, and that Althea shall
have my house at Graystones."
So it was that the beggar maid be
came mistress of an estate worth 5000
sterling a year. Jock and his wife
were, however, a married couple only
in name, and now tnat Althea was an
heiress Jock thought she wished to get
rid or nim. He wrote a letter, part of
which is given, to his lawyer:
Good Sir: Since our partlngc 1 have be
thoghte me and having In mind, the youthe
of her to whom I am wedded and deare and
tender heartc. and what rude fashion shee
was constrained to bee wife unto me whom
shee doth nSH affection, I holde It Justice
that shee have her freedome. I praye you
bldd her farewel as from me, for I cannott
write ltt, and doe you be klnde unto her and
cherishe her. for newer was there dearer
Jock had raced away on horseback to
be rid of the woman he tenderly loved.
but Althea mounted a swifter horse and
"You are not going to ride horseback with
me?" her husband asked her. Incredulously.
"Do you think J would post six miles after
any man and beg him -of his love to return
to me for duty?" cried Althea. "Jock
Oh, my love. Can you not understand?"
Her voice broke as ehe said the words, and
she bent and laid her arms about his neck
"Come, dear. Let us ride home." He lifted
his face at last and caught her hands and
Crew her down so that ho might kiss her
of the world,
lips. He said no word, but in the moon
light she saw that that keen face of his was
broken and softened as she bad never looked
to ee it and that his eyes were wet with
tears. She Fpoke with her old laughter,
albeit tremulous and he kissed her. laugh
ing, and hold her close, with hla cheek
against her hair.
Constructive Democracy, by William K.
Smyth e. S1.&0. The Maemlllajt Company.
New York City.
Tho battle of our time Is between the peo
ple and consolidated wealth.
The opportunity of the American people lk
not in far inlands, but la the building of the
reoubllc at home.
No man hould be permitted to obtain title
to agricultural land now betoaglag to the
people of the United States without building
& real home upon it. In good faith culti
vating the soil and living there for at least
flvc years. Not ex-en upon these terms chOTld
any man be permitted to get title to more
land than Is reasonably necessary for a home
and a living. Nor should title pass until the
land has been made fit for settlement by the
provision of adequate Irrigation facilities.
The man who scorns private charity, will
accept Government aid In hla aterprlxe. Why,
even our "best people" will do that people
bo "good" that their wealth passes the com
prehension of ordinary men. Three Irre
proachable citizens will accept without a mur
mur a loan of tens of millions of dollars and
a gift of tenn of millions of acres on top
of tho loan to assist them in building a rail
road. To follow our geographical simile, the Roose
velt administration belongs neither at the
North Polo of Conncrvatkm nor at the South
Pole of Radicalism, but somewhere in the
The almlghtly dollar has saddled and bridled
the republic Municipal franchises of larac
present and much greater potential value are
given away or sold for a fwng. In some no
torious instances, public utilities created with
the money of the people are ehamoleftdy sofcl
to private corporations for a Uthe of their
Such arc a few observations taken at
random from a remarkable study m eco
nomics and government. "Constructive
Democracy, or the Economics of a Square
Deal," and dedicated to Francis G. New-
lands, of Nevada, "whose gift of con
structive statesmanship found expression
in tho Rowlands irrigation bill of January
ZC, 1S9L the principles of which became
effective in the National Reclamation act.
and are now being engraved upon tho face
or the enduring earth, and whoso pro
posed measures of railroad legislation
contain tho germ of a scientific solution
of the larger problem of Industrial mo
nopoly." Mr. Smythe has not written a book of
the alarmist, but ho point e out ills af
fecting the happiness and lire of the com
mon people, and at considerable length
points out hiB remedy "a square deal for
every man.. along tho lines of govern
mental control of utilities and sano so
cialism that is not anarchy. A clear call
Is heard for honesty in politics as we de
mand honesty in business. Tho argu
ments are pressed home with stunning
force, yet tho language used is simple,
well, chosen and easily understood. As
the same time, the literary stylo Is com
mendable, and the construction is marked
hy thoughtfulness and finish. The book
Is not written for any one political party,
plutocrats or trust-monopolies. It Is a
message for tho common people, and Is
one of the strong trumpet calls that Is
sure to be heard in impending conflict.
Young men Just starting to study polit
ical conditions will do well to study its
pages. The labor will bo well spent, even
supposing that one cannot conscientious
ly agree with all the premises advanced.
Here Is a paragraph that practically
gives the answer of the book:
We are living In a pregnant time. Ques
tions of deepest Import to our civilization
long smoldering in the public mind ara break
ing into flame. Something Is coming. There
will be a party of conservatism with Its strong
hold in the United States Senate, to defend
the rights of property and contend for things
ax they are. There will be a revolutionary
party demanding tho abolition of tho present
economic system, with its profits, rent and
wages. There will be a party which 1b neither
conservative nor revolutionary, but radical as
compared with conservatism and evolution
ary as compared with tho spirit of evolu
tion. And it is this latter party that will
surely prevail In the near future, leading'
the Nation through a course of scientific
pi-eparatlon for a higher expression of
human brotherhood In society and govern
ment, because it Is this party which will be
the best interpreter of contemporaneous
Queen Zixl of Ix. or the Story of tho Magic
Cloak, by L Frank Baum. Square quarto.
303 pages. H.G0. The Century Company.
New York City.
If the eyes that scan anything written
by L. Frank Baum, the author of tho
"Wizard of Oz," do not havo an amused
twinkle in them before and after tak
ingconsult an oculist and then take a
Mr. Baum has tho faculty of appealing
to children of all agea His Scarecrow,
his Tin Woodman and his Wogglebug are
familiar to most children and grown-ups.
and his yearly income derived from the
children of his brain and fancy must be
enough to start a resectable bank In
business, cvenat low rates of Interest.
Mr. Baum. who is a Chicago writer, says
he originated the Wogglebug Idea from
a careless reply to a little girl's question.
The child found a small fiddle-crab on a
California beach and ran to ask Mr.
Baum about it.
"Oh. what is It?" she cried.
"A Wogglebug," Mr. Baum answered,
uctng the flrst term that-came Into his
head. The Htuo gin was immensely
pleased by the funny name and Mr. Baum
at once put me woggicoug into a con
tinuation of his famous "Wizard of Oz,'
on which he was then at work.
His new book forms a continuous chain
of fairy stories, skilfully woven together.
and tho scene starts In the rarest of Bur
zee. adjoining the mythical Kingdom of
Roland. The fairies, under the command
of good Queen Lulca. began to weary of
dancing In tho moonlight, and when some
body yawned, suggesting that all hands
think on a plan to make something us
ful. Espa proposed that tho band should
weave a magic cloak by wearing which
its owner could have any wish Instantly
fulfilled. "And give It to mortal?," she
All at once a fairy loom appeared in a
clearing in the forest, but It was not such
a loom as can be seen any day in an
Oregon woolen mill, "ft consisted of a
large and a small ring of gold, supported
by a tall polo of Jasper. The entire band
danced around it thrice, the fairies car
rying in each hand a silver shuttle wound
with glossy filaments finer than tho finest
silk. And the thread? on each shuttle
appeared to be a different huo from those
of all the other shuttles. At a sign from
tho queen, they one and all approached
the golden loom and fastened an end of
thread in its warp. Next moment they
were gleefully dancing hither and thither,
while the silver shuttles flew swiftly from
hand to hand and the gossamcr-llke web
began to .grow upon the loom. The thread
the queen wove Into tho fabric was the
magical ono which was destined to givo
tho cloak Its wondrous power. At last
the fairies paused and threw themselves
upon the green with little sighs of con
tent. For tho shuttles and loom had van
lshed. Tho work was complete and tho
queen stood upon the mound holding In
her hand tho magic cloak."
The man in the moon, on being lnterro
gated, suggested that the magic cloak
be given to the first unhappy person they
met. and tho lucky possessor turned out
to bo a Uttlo orphan girl named Mag.
Then tho most amusing adventures be
gin, especially when her brother is chosen
to be tho king of Roland because he was
the 47th person entering the eastern gate
of the city of Role from a given time. The
cloak was loaned to various persons, un
til It was stolen, and then its virtue be
came lost. Suddenly a strange race, tho
Rolyrogues, a sort of fat. barrel-like
Brownies, descended upon Roland, and
were 'in the process of conquering It.
when the magic cloak was found again
and assisted in the overthrow of the en
emy. It is charming nonsense. Just the
kind to enthrall a circle of listening chil
The Illustrations of "Queen'ZlxI of Ix'
are notable features of an attractive book.
There aro over CO pictures in all by Fred
crick Richardson, 16 ox- which aro full
page insets in color. A more dolightfui
holiday present to a child fond of reading
can scarcely bo imagined.
Pinker Perkins, Just a Boy, by Captain liar
old Hammond. United States Army. Illus
trated by George Varlan. 12 mo. 32'
pages. S1.C0. The Cerltury Company, New
The plain, unvarnished, amusing rec
ord of a healthy, mischievous boy, who
went to a villago school and enjoyed
life "hugely. His namo was Plnkerton
Perkins, but for short he was called
"Pinky." How he and his chum Bunny
Morris successfully engineered a ser
les of pratical Jokes particularly
against their school-teacher, "Red
Feather," makes very entertaining
reading. PInkcy had a senso of clean
honesty about him that is refreshfng
to meet with In boyville. His love
making to his "Affinity" It well told.
Tho tone of the book is admirable, and
is evidently the work of a writer who
has not traveled far from his own
youthful days. The offering will make
a. suitable present for boys during the
approaching holiday season. .
LIBRARY AND WORKSUOr.
"One Thousand and One Modern Anec
dotes." by Alfred H. Miles, will shortly bo
published by Thomas wmttaicer.
The Macmlllan Company has In press
"Alcestis. and Other Poems." by Sarah King
Wiley; "The City, and Other Poem?." by
Arthur Upson: and w. JJ. leat's 1'oerns
and Plays" In two yolumes.
F. Hopklnson Smith Is at present in
Europe and his new bcok, "The Wood Fire
In No. 0." will probapiy De out Before his re
turn. None of his writing has shown more
delightfully hla spirit of genial kindliness
and sympathetic numor tnan mis new book.
It will appear soon and will be illustrated
James Pott & Co. will bring out "The
Reign of Gilt." by David Graham Phillips
Thr Woman of Tomorrow." by Helen M.
Wlnslow; 'Women of Wit and Beauty of the
Time of George XV." by John Fyvle; "Milton
and tho Cavaliers," by F. S. Boas; "Makers
of Modern History," by tho Hon. Edward
Cadogan and "The Aspects of Balzac by
W. H. Helm.
"The Deep Sea's Toll." by James B. Con
nolly. Illustrated. Mr. Connolly Is. well
known through his stories of Gloucester fish
ermen and this volume takes up more of
their adventurer, dangers, triumphs and
pleasures. Such stories as "The Sail Car
rler?." ""The Wicked Cclestlne." "Patsy Od
die's Black Night" and "Dory Mates" are
most vivid and intensely dramatic
"Sa' Zada Tales." by W. A. Frascr. illus
trated by a large number of drawing by
Arthur Iteming. Theao are stories of th
lives and adventures of such animals as the
black leopard, the white-eared elephant, the
king tiger, the cobra and the wild boar, and
are supposed to be told by the animals
themselves as they are gathered together at
Zoa- In India. Mr. Fraser spent nine
years of his life In the East and Is thor
oughly familiar with his subjects. s
Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett has written
storv that will bo ono of the best chil
dren's books for this year and which will be
mibllshed before the end of the month. It
Is called "A Little Princess: Being the Whole
Story of Sara Crewe Now Told for the First
Time." Tho Illustrations are by Miss Ethel
Franklin Betta and are beautifully repro
duced In color.
One of the most eloquent addresses which
was ever delivered by the late Dr. Maltble D.
Babceck was spoken before the convention
of the Maryland Christian Endeavor Union,
at Baltimore, some years ago. This address
has Just been published In an attractive
little volume under the title of "The buc-
crg of Defeat." Mr. Babcock. was romark
able for the simple eloquence of his style
and this essay is a most Inspiring example
of his work. ,
The Mayor of Troy." by A. T. Qulller-
Couch. This latest story by "Q" Is a novel
of life In Cornwall, placed In the same Uttla
town of Troy, about which his most suc
cessful stories have been written. He has
never don- a more humorous and skillful
piece of work. The characters of Major
Hymen, the "Mayor." Dr. Hansombody. MU
Marty and of the mllltta company called tho
Loo DIchards ara certainly tho best charac
ter sketches "Q" has over done.
People directly or Indirectly Interested In
the railroad business In America will bo
deeply interested In Francis Lynde's great
complete novel, "The Empire Builders." In
the October Popular Magazine. Other fea
tures worthy of especial mention In this In
teresting number are "The Trials of Com
mander McTurk." by Cutcllffe Hyne, author
of the Captain Kettle stories; "A Girl of
the Third Army" a, new serial about the
war la the Far East, by George Bronson
Howard. tho well-known war correspondent;
The Shipowner," by Morgan' Robertson:
The Plot of the 'Professor.' " by W. B. M.
Ferguson, and 'A Hypnotic Digression." by
.cverara jacrc .Appteion.
McClure-Phllllps announce publication In
book form of the humorous sketches of
American village life which have been ap
pearing In McClure's Magazine. "Back
Home" is the title of the volume. Mr. wood
writes of such things characteristic of
American rural communities as 'The Little
Red Soheolhouse," 'The Sabbath School."
Tht Firemen's Tournament," 'The Swim
ming Hole." "Circus Day" and "The County
Fair." His humorous touch and his faculty
for sympathetic caricature put him In the
cla.3 of humorists with Mark Twain. BUI
Nye and Eugene Field. "Back Home" Is a
book of distinctly American humor.
D. Appleton & Co. are to publish shortly
Frances Ay mar Mathews new story of the
Russo-Japanese war. 'The Staircase of Sur
prise." The heroine Is a Chinese Princess,
with whom the hero, a young Englishman,
falls in love in a mission school In China.
They are married, but the ceremony is made
invalid by the omission of a few words. The
Englishman Is imprisoned in some Chinese
warships because the heroine's uncle, a man
darin, wishes her to marry a Japaneso Count.
The scenes then shift to Washington, where
the mandarin Is Installed as Ambassador.
Here the hero finds his mother and an Amer
ican heiress whom sho wants him to marry.
Dr. William Henry Drummond. whose latest
volume of French-Canadian poemeL "The voy
ageur.' Is on the Putnama Fall list, has
gained his Intimate knowledge of French
Canada from actual experience. As a lad.
many of his holidays were spent at Hoard
Plouffe. a quaint village cttuated on the
beautiful Riviere des Prairies near Montreal
This place was then the resort of raftsmen
and tihantymen. descendants of the old voy-
agfurs and coureurs dc bols, on their way
down to Quebec with their drives of logs.
The free life of these men. with their oddities
and quaint ctuttoms, captivated the boy a im
agination, to be reproduced later la bis
Did you know that President Roosovelt Is
of royal descent a sort of far-removed
coutln of King Albert Edward of Great
Britain? That both men have In their veins
the blood of Bruce and Wallace and other
Scottish kings? That the President's ma
ternal uncles were Confederate soldiers and
sailer?, and that one of them was soiling
master of the Confederate privateer Ala
bama when she was sunk by tho Kearsarge?
These facts and others scarcely less Inter
esting are developed by Junta McKlnley la
an article published In the National Maga
zine for October. Portraits of .the father
and mother of President Roosevelt, and of
several of his distinguished Southern for
bears, are given with the article.
Back to the Streets." by Arthur A.
Greene, Is the title of a strong, well-written
sketch of human life, in the October num
ber of the Pacific Monthly. Mr. Greene
strikes a solar plexus blow at humbug, and
pictures various street scenes with which
Portland people re familiar, in a new way
and with & force' that glows. His little
sketch Is worth reading to the last sentence.
The Singing Kid." by Lute Pease. Is a
realistic story of Southwestern Alaska and
has the right ring to It- "Breaking In
Dolly." by E. Blnney do Forest, tells the
Jtory of a school teacher who marries a
rancher In Montana and Is awed by the wild
life sho sees In the mountains. The ending
of this story Is hazy.
The Burlington Magazine continues to dellzht
connolsMurs, collectors and lovers of art.
Forthcoming numbers will contain articles on
'Turners Theory of Color." by C J. Holmes;
Sllvai. Ttntj In IV. PML.tlnn Oi. T.,l,
Newcastle," by J. Btarkle Gardner; "Somo
Impressions of the Early Work of Copley,"
"The Paintings by John La Forge Destroyed
by the St. Thomas Church Fire." by William
B. van Ingen; "Ecclesiastical Dre.s." by
Egerton Beck; "Tho ClasslQcaUon of Oriental
Carpels," and many other subjects of unsual
Interest and value from the standpoint of
authoritative scholarship. The department en
titled "Art In America," edited by F. J.
Mather, Jr., will prove of great value and
Interest to American readers.
It Is Interesting to note that what Is probably
one of the most perfect examples of American
color-work la found In the sumptuous volume
de luxe designed and Issued by Robert Grier
Cooke for Mr. J. Plerpoat Morgan. This re
markable work, which bears the title. "Chi
nese Porcelains." waa strictly limited to 230
copies for private presentation by Mr. Morgan
to his friends and to art Institutions, and con
tains over TO plates tn many colors. Mr.
Cooke Is also kwulng a moet attractive print
In a llnlt-id edition, on Japan paper. In col
ors, tho 'To trait of Mme. Sarah Bernhardt."
drawn from life by Gardner C. Teal!, which
will prove of unusual Interest In anticipation
of Mme. Bernhardt's forthcoming American
tour. Each copy is numbered and signed by
Fox, Dufflcld & Co.'a calendars for 1303 in
clude 'The Wagner Calendar," designs in
two colors. Illustrative of the Wagnerian
operas, and showing the motif of each, by
Marlon C. Bridgman; 'The Canterbury Cal
endar." pictures In color, by Walter Apple
ton Clark: 'The Toyland Calendar." an echo
of "Babes In Toyland," by Ethel Franklin
Betts; "The Poets' Calendar." selections
from the English poets, set In decorative
designs by Harry Smith; "A Girl's Calen
dar." in color-tint, by Thomas Mitchell
Pelrce; "The St Francis Calendar." selec
tions from tho writings of St. Francis, set
up in medieval designs, by Marlon C. Bridg
man; 'The Omar Calendar," a selection of
the Rubalyat. t In designs of a Persian
character by Austin Smith.
"A modern novel written in a style that
announces another Western center of genu
ine distinction" such Is the comment of a
literary critic of National reputation who
read the manuscript of 'The Balllngtomi,"
by Frances Squire, soon to be published
by Little. Brown & Co. It is a story
that treats a fresh and vital theme. The
main Interest centers in the spiritual awak
ening of Agne3 Balllngton. her struggle for
the rights of the soul, and the steady In
volvement of other homes and -other Indi
viduals. The growth of a, tragic climax of
profound ethical and practical significance
is worked, out with daring logic and Its
solution Is bold and unmistakable. The au
thor of 'The Balllngtona" Is In private life
Mrs. Frances Squire Potter, assistant pro
fessor of English at the University of Mln
nesota. Minneapolis, and well known In edu
cational circles in the Pacific Northwest.
Mlra Katharine A. Carl enjoys the unique
distinction of being the first "person from the
Western world In all history who has been
received into the Intimacy of the Chinese im
perial palaces. Ml Carl painted four por
traits of the famous Empress Dowager of
China, and for nearly a year resided at court,
attended all fetes, and aw the Empress Dow
aser. on terms of pleasant and Intimate com-
panlo&6hlp. almost dally. She has written the
storr of her experiences, tne nrst cnapters of
which will be published in the October Cent
ury, together with Miss Carl's portrait of tho
Empress Dowager, of which the original is
now In the jvatioaai Jiuseum at vvasnington.
Portrait sketches of the Young-Empress, the
eecondary wife of the Emperor, arid other
ladies, with drawings made by Ml Carl Illus
trating pcenes at court, win accompany the
Arthur Train, tho author of "McAllister
and His Double." Is at present one of the
District Attorneys of New York. There Is
probably no position that brings a lawyer
into contact witn a greater number ana
variety of criminal cases, yet the expert
ences of a District Attorney are not all as
depressing as might be expected. Amusing
Incidents are constantly cropping up. espe
cially in connection with the selection of
Juries. Not long ago the futility of trying
to secure esneclallr suitable talesmen by
verbal examination wa3 well Illustrated. The
defendant's counsel, a man of considerable
repute At the criminal bar. had spent over
two days in the elaborate selection of a
Jury. It had taken him three hours to get
a foreman to his fancy, but at last he had
accepted a solid-looking old German grocer.
After a trial lasting several days the jury
convicted the defendant in short ordsr,
greatly to the disgust of the eminent lawyer,
who vented his Indignation rather loudly In
the presence of the foreman as he was
leaving the box. The old German leaned
over good-naturedly and remarked, pointing
to the door back of the court-room. leading
downstairs 'to the prison pen. "Veil. Mr.
If you vant to know vat I tlnks. I tells you.
Ven I see him come In through dot leetle
door back dere den I knows he's guilty I"
An Interesting volume of travel by Frank
Wlborg. under the title of "A Commercial
Traveler In South America." Is announced.
Mr. Wlborg. who 19 connected with the firm
of Ink manufacturers. Ault & Wlborg-. found
It necessary for buslne reaeons last year to
make a trip through South America. He went
from Panama to Ecuador. Feru. Chile, across
the Andes and the pampas to Argentine. Uru
guay. Paraguay, and thence home via Rio
Janeiro. The book Is a chatty and entertaining
record of his experience during th!a trip, but
Is valuable also because of tho observations
It contains of an experienced American busi
ness1 man on trade conditions and the markets
of South America. Mr. "Wlborg points out
that the Germans and French and English are
absorbing the South American markets, which
naturally we should posveas. and Indicates
remedies for the situation.
"The Blood Seedling." written by the late
John Hay, Secretary of State, is reprinted
in the October number of Ltpplncott's Maga
zine. It is a story of rural Western life,
with a spiritualistic tinge, and the charac
ters are powerfully drawn. The coloring is
a trlfte morbid, but the story bears the
magic name of John Hay. The most am
bitious feature of the number is "A Manilla
Madness." by Frederic Reddale. and It fea
tures a striking case where an adventurer
takes another man's name. Strange compli
cations ensue. "His Own Medicine" is a
happy, wholesome story of a bartender who
was supposed to be a walking encyclopedia
of married women's ways, until a certain
small-sized, rasplnx-volced woman tamed
him. This story Is decidedly up to par. So
Is "The Bishop and the Front Door Key."
with a sidelight on a clergyman's clever
wife. The 'Walnuts and "Wine" column t3
above the average in point of humor, and tho
series of sketches, "A Wayside Duet." is a
Few people are aware tha the original of
"I.lttIeDorrlt" Is still living. She Is now' 02
years old. but still active, and of all things
In the long life that lies behind her is proud
est of tho honor conferred upon her by
Charles Dicker..'. Mrs. Mary Ann Cooper Is
her name, but In her maiden days, when she
first became acquainted with Dickens, she
was a Miss MItton. Her father lived at
Sunbury. some IS miles from London, and
Dickens was a frequent visitor there. He
bestowed the nickname of "Little Dorrlt" on
Miss MItton and In 1S55 told her that he was
going to write another book which he in
tended to call "Little Dorrlt." and that ho
should put her In It. There are several peo
ple still living and more or less prominent
who have figured In famous novels of the
past. "Angela Marsden Messenger," the
heroine of the late Sir Walter Besant's most
popular story. "All Sorts and Conditions of
Men." was modeled after the Baroness Bur-dett-Coutts.
The Duke of Rutland, then
Lord George Manners, was the "Lord Henry
Sidney" of Disraeli's "Conlngsby." and the
Duke of Brecon" was Lord John's father, the
then Duke of Rutland. Corporal Farmer, a
Victoria Cross hero still living In London. Is
the hero of James Grant's novel. "Violet
Jerrayn." The Clare family In Mr. Hardy's
Teas" was drawn from that of the Rev.
H. Moule. vicar of Fordlngton. and the
"brilliant brother at Cambridge" who Is
mentioned Is the present bishop of Durham.
It Is generally understood that the "Lord
Linlithgow" of Morley Roberts Is no other
than Lord Rosebery. The late Lady DUke
has been variously Identified as the "Doro
thea" of George Eliot's "Mlddlenaarch" and
"Lady Greece" of Matlock's "New Republic"
She used to express a hope that she was
neither, and declaro that In any, event she
could not be both.
on the Columbia
You cannot go homo without taking
the trip, Portland ,to the locks and
return, on the splendid
Steamer Bailey Gatzert
Leave week days 8 :30 A. M., Sundays
9 A. MrReturning, arrive 6:00 P. M.
Regular service Portland to Tho
Dalles, dally except Sunday, leaving at
I A. x Connecting at Lyle with C. R.
is. N. By. Tor Goldendale and Klickitat
Valley points. Dock foot Alder street;
phone Main 914.
THE COMrOKTASU: WAY.
City Ticket Office, 122 Third St., Phone 680.
2 OVERLAND TRAINS DAILY O
The Flyer and the Fast Mail. "
8:30 A. M.
7:00 A. M.
0:30 P. M
6:15 P. M.
I Via Spokane
i(Q. It. X. Co.)
GREAT NORTHERN STEAMSHIP CO.
Sailings from Seattle.
S. S. Minnesota, Nov. b; S. S. Dakota, Dec. 10
For Japan and China Porta and Manila.
NIPPON YUSEN KAlSIIA
(Japan Mall Hteamshlp Co.)
S. S. KANAGAWA JURU
SalU From Seattle for Japan, China and All
Asiatic Forts About October 24.
For tickets, rates, berth reservations, etc..
call on or address
H. DICKSON, C P. & T. A.. Portland, Or.
North Pacific S. S. Co.'s
Sails for San Francisco and Los Ange
les, calling at Eureka en route
Tuesday, October 10.
Tuesday, October 24.
Tuesday, November 7.
From Colombia Dock No. 1 at 8 P. M.
TICKET OFFICE, 251 WASHINGTON ST.
Phone Mala 1314. HARRY YOUNG. Agent.
Leaves Oak-st. dock, 2 blocks north Wash
ington st., dally except Friday and Satur
day. Cascade Locks and return, round trip
SI. 8:30 A. 11. Sundays. 8 A.M.
S. F. & Portland Steamship Co.
Operating the Only Passenger Steamers fot
San Francisco Direct.
Sailing Dates From Portland October 13. 18
23. 28; November. 2, 7, 12. 17. 22. 27.
From Alnsworth Doc!c at 8 P. M.
REDUCED ROUND-TRIP RATE. $23.00.
Berth and Meals Included.
, JAS. H. DEWS ON, Agt.
Phone Main 268. 248 Washington St.
FAST AND POPULAR STEAMSHIPS
LEAVE SEATTLE 0 P. M.
"Jefferson," Oct. 10, 20. 30, 0 P. M.
"Dolphin," Oct. 5. 15, 23. H. P. M.
KETCHIKAN. JUNEAU. DOUGLA3.
HAINES. SKAGWAY. Connects with
VT. P. Si Y. route for Atlln. Dawson.
Tanana. Nome. etc.
CHEAP EXCURSION RATES.
On excursion trips steamer calls at
Sitka, Metlakahtla; Glacier. WrangeL.
etc. la addition to regular ports of
Call or send for "Trip to Wonderful
Alaska." "Indian Basketry," "Totem
THE ALASKA S. S. CO..
Frank Woolsey Co., Agents.
232 Oak St. Portland. Or.
3 TRAINS TO THE EAST D AIL'S
Through Pullman standards ana tourist
sleeping-cars dally to Omaha, Chicago, apo
kane; tourist aleeplng-car dally to KaasaS
City; through Pullman tourist sleeping-car
(personally conducted) weekly to Chlcagx
Reclining chair-cars (seats free) to th aut
SPECIAL for th East
8:13 A. M.
3:23 P. M.
6:15 P. M. S:00 A. M-
Lewlston. Coour d'Alent and Great Korthera
for tha East via Hunt
S:13 P. M. TUS A. M.
Dally. I Dally.
FOR ASTORIA and
way points, connecting
with steamer for Ilwa
co and North Beach,
fteamer Hasoolo, Ash
st. dock (water per.)
3:00 P. M.
5:00 P. M
10:00 P. M.
FOR DAYTON. Ore
gon City and Yamhill
River points. Ash-st.
dock (water per.)
7:00 A. M.'3;S0 P. M
except I except
Sunday. I Sunday.
For Lewlston. Idaho, and way point frora
Ticket Office. Third and TVashlngtoa.
Telephone Main 113. C. IV. Stinger. City
Ticket Agt-: A. L. Craig. Gen. Passenger Agt.
'or Sale, Roee
den. oan Francis
co, Mojave, Loa
Angeles. El Paso.
New Orleans aa
connects at Wood
burn dally except
eunoay with trala
tor Mount Angel.
Wendllng and Na
tron. Bugena paasenxer
connects at Wood
turn with Mt. An
sel and SUverton
S: P. M.
7.23 A- M.
3:30 A. it.
3:53 P. M,
8:00 P. M.
T:30 A. M.
4:30 P. M.
3:50 P. M.
U8:23 A. M.
tl:30 P. M.
10:43 P. M.
Dally. JDally except Sunday.
SERVICE AND YAMHILL
Depot. Foot of Jefferson Street.
Leave Portland dally for Oswego at 7:30
A .M.: 12:50. 2:05. 4. 3:30. 0:33. 7:43. I0.U.
11:30 P. M.. Dally except Sunday. 3 "0. 0
8:33. 10:23 A. M. Sunday only. 0AM
Returning from OBwego. arrive Portland,
dally. 8:30 ArM.; 1:33. 3:05. 4:53. J 29. 7 3.
9-53 11:10 P. M-, 12:55 A. M. Dally ex-ept
Sunday. 0:23. 7:25. 0:30. 11:45 A. M. Sacla,
onlyptO A. r
Leave from same depot for Dallas and In
termediate points, dally. 0:00 P. M. Arrlv
Portland. 10:10 A. M.
The Independence-Monmouth Motor Lisa
operates dully to Monmouth and Atrlle. con
necting with S. P. Co.'s trains at Dallas and
First-class fare from. Portland to Sacra
mento and San Francisco. $20. Berth. 53.
Second-class fare, $15. Second-class berth.
Tickets to Eastern points nnd Europe; atsa
Japan China. Honolulu and Australia.
CITY TICKET OFFICE, corner Third and
Washington streets. Phono Main 712.
C. W. STINGER. A. L. CRAIG,
City Ticket Agent. Gen. Pass. Agt.
City. St. Louis Special
for Chehalls. Centralla.
Olympla. Gray's Harbor,
South Bend. Tacoms.
Seattle. Spokane. Lew
lston, Butte. Billings..
Denver. Omaha. Kan
sas City, St, Louis and
Southeast 8:30 am 4:30 pa
North Coast Limited,
electric lighted, for Ta
coma. Seattle. Spokane.
Butte. Minneapolis, St.
Paul and tha East.... 2:00pm 7;00 a s
Puget Sound Limited for
Chehalls. Centralla. Ta
coma and SeattU only. 4:30 pm 10:33 pra
Twin City Express for
Tacoma. Seattle. Spo
kane. Helena. Butte.
Yellowstone Park. Min
neapolis. St. Paul and
ih Eajt 11:45 pia 0:50 pa
A. D Charlton, Assistant General Passen
ger Agent. 233 Morrison st corner Third.
Astoria and Columbia
River Railroad Co.
Leaves. I UNION DEPOT. ( Arrives.
For Maygers. Rainier,' Dally.
Clifton, Astoria. War
renton. FlaveL Ham
mond. Fort Stevens. 11:20 A. M,
Gearhart Park. Sea
side. Astoria and Sea
shore. Express Dally.
Astoria Express. 0:30 P.M.
8:00 A. M.
7:00 P. M.
C. A. STEWART. J. C MAYO.
CoBffl'l Agt. 248 Alder at. O. F. & P. A.
Phone Main 900.
For Sooth -Eastern Alaska
Steamers leave Seattle 9 P. M.
S. S. Humboldt, S. S. City
i os. cemue, s. a. v.oisa v-ikj. i
October 10, 13. 17, 21, 27
For San Francisco direct,!
Queen. City of Puebts, L ins
till a. 9 A. M.
October 10, 13. 20,
Portland Office. 240 Washington st Mala 220.
C. D. DUNANN. G. P. A..
WILLAMETTE RIVER ROUT!
Steamers Altona and Oregona
For Oregon City. Buttevllle. Ct.ampoeg.l
Newberr. Salem and way land.ngs. Leaval
Taylor street. 0:43 A. M. dally, except San-
day. Oregon City Transportation Co.. Phonsl