The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 27, 1912, SECTION FIVE, Page 9, Image 67

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The Advinr of Woman, by Mrs. Jans John
stone Christie, fl.50. J. B. Llpplncoti
Co.. Philadelphia.
It is significant that Mrs. Christie,
author of this one-sided and fierce
blast against nearly all created man
kind has dedicated her book in this
fashion: "This book is dedicated to
the memory of my father, whose attl
tude towards woman was far in ad
vance of his age."
"The Advance of Woman" is not
simple plea for woman's suffrage. It is
a withering blast directed at miser
able, cowering man. He is shown to
be a mere biological factor, unfortu
nately necessary in nature's scheme of
generation. He is not even lauded as
the convenient person in the house
hold who every Saturday night deposits
his pay envelope with the wife of his
bosom, and says: Spend that money.
Haughty man needs this reproof. Too
long has he been boss, from the days
of the eave life in the semi-glacial age,
when he captured his wife from the
nearest tribe and dragged her by the
hair on her head to the aforesaid eave.
Mrs. Christie Insists that biologists and
naturalists now tell us that life in the
beginning was female, that the female
carried it on for -a long distance aione,
and that even when the male did ap
pear, he came, not as a necessity in the
scheme or creation, but to -secure vari
ation, and through variation the pro
duction of better and higher typesof
organic structure." She proceeds: "In
all the lower forms of life, in the great
Invertebrate family, and in no incon
siderable extent among the vertebrates,
the male is much smaller than the fe
male, ana is devoted to one function
only, namely, fertilization."
"The conclusion reached by almost all
students in this field." proceeds Mrs.
Christie, "is that man is the product
of a cruder and less developed germ.
In view of the facts, it is difficult to
see how man can properly be called
stronger than woman. The truth seems
to be that he is merely more muscular,
but with- less actual strength and en
durance. Thus the plant. ' the animal,
and the human family alike afford evi
dence that the female, having the bur
den of the race on her hands, has been
properly equipped by nature to enable
her to perform her work. Woman is
Nature's handmaid, and stands close to
the heart of the first great cause. The
first necessity for the support of this
theory is that the female should choose
her mate and not be selected by him
as in the human world. The female
throughout all orders of life, is more
passive than the male; in consequence,
unlike the male, who, owing to his more
ardent nature, is always ready 'to pair
with any female," she is not so likely to
be driven by passion, but chooses more
calmly and deliberately."
The chapter heads are: Mankind's
Dumb Progenitors: Early History and
the Matriarchate; The Patriarchate and
the Historical Period: Man as a Ruler;
Man a Social Coward; Woman as Man
Has Made Her; Evil Consequences of
Woman's Degradation; What Woman
Has Done; and A Last Word.
What a pity such a clever, amusing
book should be in its statement of
facts so one-sided, bitter, and erron
eous! One wonders about the kind of
men Mrs. Christie has on her list of ac
quaintances. She is unfortunate surely
In that direction. Or, was her book
written to sell? It ought to be widely
discussed. The world Is more eager
to read of someone abused than of
someone praised and it would seem
from Mrs. Christie's arguments that
this Is a woman's world, ruled by wo
man. Her book requires some revision
by some other woman who has had
more experience in life as it really Is.
This is said in all kindness.
Helping- School Children, by Elsa Denlson.
Illustrated. $1.40. . Harper Brothers.
New York City.
Valuable suggestions, amounting to
eloquent appeals, for efficient co-operation
with the public schools for the
public good. The whole 351 pages are
worth reading. Facts and figures arc
abundantly eiven, with clarity and
good Judgment. School life In this
city is briefly noticed on pages 11.
266. 284. 309 and 317. The subjects for
discussion are divided Into these heads:
"Is Everybody Interested in Schools?"
"The Trusteeship of Talent and Train
ins": Private Giving Via Public
Schools": "Short Cuts to Publicity
About School Needs"; "Community
Problems Seen Through Schools";
"Organisations Solely for Helping
Schools"; "Special Opportunities for
Women": "How Women Organise to
Help Schools"; "Physicians and the
Health of School Children"; "The Den
tist's Message"; "Where Church and
School Meet"; "The Business Man'a
contribution"; "How Superintendents
use Co-operation Assets," and "Non
Ciranped Opportunities."
"Probably 110.000,000 is being spent
every year by agencies, public, private
and semi-private, to supplement the
work of public schools in the United
States," remarks our author. "Enoa
mous as this sum is. more than the
income of the Rockefeller and Car
negie foundations combined, and equal
to the cost of two battleships annually,
the estimate is conservative, including,
as it does, the co-operation of hospit
als, museums, civic and relief agencies,
and the great National associations
whose work touches intimately the
problems of public schools. Thousands
of men and women scattered over the
country are specializing In some form
of school co-operation. To outside in
terest the schools owe largely their
present kindergartens, domestic science
and manual training, playgrounds, so
cial centers, vocational training, open
air classes, medical examination and
dental treatment. There Is no special
ist, no professional or business man
or woman, whose expression of intel
ligent Interest in one of the various
adjuncts to school life and work aside
from voting and paying taxes would
not be valued community social ser
vice. From men and women in 400
cities, large and small, have come to
the Bureau of Municipal Research
stories of work done for schools,
stories that show keen interest and un
bounded desire to co-operate. A medi
cal society has Inspected all the chil
dren in public schools, and offers to
give free treatments for physical de
fects. A chamber of-commerce is ready
to help secure business training. A
woman's club is supporting vacation
schools until the school board is able
to carry them on. From superintend
ents and school people come expres
sions of thankfulness for what the
schools have received through outside
Our author is one of the officials of
the New York Bureau of Municipal
Research, and her book will be accept
ed as a standard authority on a subject
about which the general public as yet
knows little.
Farm Poultry, by George C Watson. M. S.
fl.AO. Illustrated. The Macmillsn Co.,
New Tork City.
Movement looking toward farm life
for city people and citizens in general,
gains in volume as the months roll on
Not all the return-to-the-land converts
are wisely guided often in their Ignor.
ance as to what farm life really is
and how they, especially, should take
care and manage farm poultry. Bet
ter have a safe guide, if one is unable
to learn about the subject by actual
work on a real farm, and here is the
teacher, written by Mr. Watson who
describes his book of 36$ pages as "a
popular sketch of domestic fowls for
the farmer and amateur."
That is putting it modestly, in de-
A book Alotto:
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scribing a book that has been accepted
as one of the big authorities on the
subject, a book that can be pointed to,
with pride as having, acnieveo. tne
honor of a revised and enlarged edi
tion, and with this imprint: bet up
and electrotyped, June 1901; reprinted.
February, 1903; February, isim; juiy.
190S: November. 1906: October, 1907;
January. 1909; July. 1909, and October,
1910." These figures tell oi tne esteem
in which the book Is held. The illus
trations are first class.
Table of contents: Poultry raising
as a business, extent of business, capital
and land required, business suitable
for many persons, a variety of prod
ucts and products easy to market.
Egg breeds of the domestic hen, classi
fication as to unity, general character
istics of egg breeds, Leghorn, Minorca,
Andaluslan. Spanish. Hamburg ana rtea
Cap. Meat breeds, general character
istics, Branma, uocnin, "bui
Faverolle.' General-purpose fowls.
general characteristics. Plymouth
Rocks, Wyandotte, Orpington, Java,
Dominique, Dorking. Houdan, Cornish
Game and Rhode Island Red. Fancy
hroeds. locations, plans aim construc
tion, selection of suitable location as to
markets, location of buildings, con
venience, construction of houses and
size of buildings. Buildings, internal
arrangements and yards, construction
of perches, nests, drinking fountains,
dust-boxes, yards and parks and or
chards as ranges. Improvement and
breeding of fowls, selection, selecting
eggs, breeding, heredity, variation, in-and-in-breeding,
cross-breeding, pure
bred stock, improvement of common
fowls and breed for utility. Other
chapter heads are: Feeding for eggs
and for meat; incubators and brooders;
r.inr and care of little chickens;
capons and broilers; ducks and geese:
turkeys, guineas, pen.-iuio
pigeons; .preparing and marketing
poultry products, and diseases and
The Flowinc Road, by Caspar Whitney. S.
Illustrated. J. B. Ldppincon w.. i-ui -delphla.
Mr. Whitnev is so fond of out of
doors and sport and travel generally.
that he has come to be known as Out-
of-Doorg Whitney. We recall his pre
vious books on "A Sporting Pilgrim
age," "On Snowsnoes to m rmnen
Grounds," "Hawaiian America" and
ungle Trails and Jungle feopie. rxss
lewest book. "The Flowing Road," is
nt llvolv adventures in ex-
ninrfnc- mnutiv hv canoe, the great riv
ers of South America, with particular
reference to tne urinoco iuvci. xnc
book is bright, often humorous and al
ways interesting.
u h th i.'ioalriir Road"? Because
the book describes five separate over
land and river expeditions into South
America, beginning in 1902, and as
these were largely by canoe, chiefly on
streams more or less connecting, hence
the significance of the title, flowing
Road " Mr. Whitney's trips embraced
continuous Journey from Santa Isa
bel, on the Rio Negro, in Brazil, to
Cludad Bolivar, on the Orinoco, in Ven
ezuela; from San Fernande, on the
Apure, to the headwaters and return, of
the Orinoco, via the Atabapo and the
Caslquiare; down the Portuguese, in
Venezuela, the Apure and the Orinoco
to its mouth; and on the Parana, the
Salada and Feliclano Rivers in Argen
tina. The, saddle trips included cross
ing the Llanos, which stretch between
the Venezuelan north coast mountain
pancrA anH tho ftrlnnPA tin ttlP BOUttl. and
---v ...
Ka rlanAo nri th format tn the east
of Lake Maracalbo; skirting the Cordil
leras at the east oi tne uommma;
across the Andes into Chile, and an ac
quaintance with the pampas of Argen
tina and the forests of Brazil.
with franirnpss. Mr. Whitnev con
fesses that he did not undertake the
trim .ithAi hv a desire to hunt the
beasts of the jungle or to report upon
the economic , social or industrial con
ditions of the land, but solely to sat
isfy the horizon-hunger which impels
him every now and then to go and "see
things" that curiosity which Profes
sor Shaler has called' the "primal in
stinct." Sporting atmosphere has not been
IUI UllLX.. v.. - - . 1 1 - -'
very graphic accounts of the shooting
by Mr. wnitney oi io jsisusr.
Opera Stories, by Henry L. Mason. Illus
trated. SO cents. Henry I Mason, Ihb
Bay State Road. Boston. Mass.
Ttnxr often do persons attending per
formances of grand opera, wish that
they could understand, in concrete
form, what Is the story told on the
stage. Here is their opportunity. "Op
era Stories" contains in few words the
stories divided lata acts of 169
operas. with unusually fine por
traits of leading singers, among
these portraits being those of Mary
Garden, Gustave Heberdeau, Carmen
Mells, Caruso (with mustache). Lillian
Grenville, Frances Alda, Geraldihe Far
rar, Bella Alten, Maurice Renaud, Llna
Cavalleri, Hector Dufranne, Marguerite
Sylva, and Antonio Scotti. Stories of
the very newest operas are given, and
the book will be found most convenient
by musical people of all shades of opin
ion and learning.
"Pero" Clinton, Plebe. by William t. Ste
vens. fl.23. Illustrated. J. B.' Llppln
cott Co., Philadelphia, .
There are numbers of lads who in a
vague sort of way, wish to become of
ficers in the United States Navy and
to command dreadnoughts that will
sweep the seas, but they don't quite
know how to set about the Job. On
the other band the United States Gov
ernment wishes to become acquainted
with these very lads, to lick them into
shape to help rule the seas for Uncle
Sam. " 'Pewee' Clinton, Plebe," being
the faithfully told and stirring story
of a cadet's life at AnnapolU training
academy, fills the bill. The hero is
Richard C. Clinton, Skowhegan, Me,
and is decidedly worth knowing, as he
does not perform impossible tricks.
Football, boxing and boat rowing are
three of the sports described.
Serena and Samantha, by Rosa Kellum
Hallett, 11.20. Sherman, French & Co.,
Boston. Mass.
Mrs. Serena Dodd and Mrs. Samantha
Wells, of the Torbolton House, have
appeared frequently to the great pleas
ure of readers of that sterling period
ical. The Youth's Companion, of Boston.
Here they are in a book of 174 pages,
and It is a Joy to meet them. There
is real Rhode Island, homely philos
ophy, and good natured humor about
the story, which will be found very en
joyable. Here is a duet between Serena and
her chum, Samantha:
"Don't men have the elegantest times!"
"Funny there's any Idle hands for Satan
to find mischief for, so long's there's bury-
Rarefied Atmosphere Credited With Cure of Chalres T. Lummis Oregon Girl Turns Back at Altar Rather Than
Add Word ' 'Nag' ' to Marriage Service Los Angeles Reformers in Trouble.
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 26. (Special.)
The news from the wilds of New
Mexico thatCharles F. Lummis, for
merly city librarian and noted author
and archaeologist, had regained his
sight after 15 months of blindness, was
almost in the nature of a public matter
of moment in Los Angeles. Lummis
has many friends throughout the West
and his blindness had caused more sym
pathey than the publiCat large usually
extends to anyone. Lummis went to
New Mexico to see if the rarified at
mosphere of the "high-and-dry" would
help him.
The news of his recovery of sight
came in the form of a letter in his own
hand to a friend, who Immediately sent
the news to the papers and correspond
ents. He wrote from the ruins of
Amoxiumqua, N. M., where he has been
pursuing archaeological research work
for the Southwest Museum of Los An
geles, with the aid of his son, Quimu,
his daughter, and a number of Indiana.
Lummis' letter Is in part as follows:
"Hooray for the man who first in
vented things to look with and for the
land that is giving them back to me!
Blind-man's-buff is a good old game,
but one doesn't always want to be 'it.
The dark la blessed and tender, and
mother of rest and dreams. But, oh,
the glory of the dawn! For 15 months
I have been In the uarc which beats
the land of the Midnight Sun. Not a
human face nor a flower, nor any other
of God's pictures! Just the other day
I got a moment's glimpse of my daugh
ter and son, whose faces I had missed
more than all the rest."
Blindness Due to Jungle Fever. .
Lummis' blindness was the result of
jungle fever contracted in Guatemala in
1911, whither he had gone as a member
of the executive committee to direct
the School of American Archaeology's
expedition among the wonderful Maya
ruins. With the exception of Quimu,
the 12-year-old son, every member of
the party was affeoted by the fever, and
the boy has led him everywhere during
the period of his blindness. The bare
footed, bareheaded, golden-haired strip
drawers 'bove (round to straighten out."
Samantha. .
Lta be plssy fr oneet in our lives ana
snj'y the experience." Serena.
"And in them days no man would marry
you 'less you promised to obey, and having
promised, there wa'n't but one thing to do.
and I done It." Samantha.
"My Boldwood, he always advised,. "Don t
you never cry over spilled milk till you're
positive sure 'tis spilled!' And this ain t
Only the milk can's tipped a mite sldewise
and the leaatest speck leaked out. Serena.
"My ma always tausht me that sharing
your goodies made them twice as relish
ing!" Samantha.
"Confession is good for the soul, and re
pentance ain't never too late, 'specially 'fore
We've done the deed!" Serena.
"When one door shuts In this world, an
other one opens. Leastwise It is unbolted and
unbarred, though -tain t everyone know,
enough to turn the knob and give the door
a little shove." Samantha. .
This story comes from Sunshine Al
ley. A Cry in the Wilderness. y MaryE. Wal
ler 11.30. illustrated. Little, Brown A
Co., Boston. . -
Any story by the distinguished au
thor, of the "Wood-Carver of
"Lympus," is sure of an audience. "A
Cry in the Wilderness" is an artistic
bit of literary fashioning, and with
Its scenes laid partly in New York and
In a seigneury on the St. Lawrence
River, it will meet with many friends.
It has bright dialogue.
The Long Patrol, "by" H. A. Cody. 1.20.
A novel Illustrating the work of the Royal
Northwest . Mounted Police of Canada, very
well told and filled with plenty of dash and
danger: Meadowsweet, by Baroness Orcsy,
$1 "5 A pleasant, domestic English novel,
opening In June. 1835. About the best con
structe story this author has yet done.
$1 25- and As He Was Born, by Tom Gallon,
$1.20," a laughable English novel about a
ruined young man. Felix Delany. drunkard,
who is ultimately left ,2.300,000 by his uncle
on condition that he. Fella, enters the town
of Umberminstcr at midnight, as naked as
when he was born on a specified date and
remains there one month no more original
plot or cleverer story has appeared for ever
so long. (Geo. H. Doran Co., N. Y.)
Camp-FIre Reminiscences, by David Moore
Llndsey, 11.80. stirring tales of personal
hunting and fishing In Canada and the
American Northwest, finely Illustrated, tl.50.
(Dana-Estes & Co.)
Extemporaneous Speaking, by Paul M.
Pearson and Philip M. Hicks, professor and
assistant professor In public speaking.
Swarthmore College. SOS pages by competent
authorities, practical, thorough, Inspiration
al lessons, a book grown from class-room ex
perience, a safe, conservative text for school
and college classes. 11.23. tHinds, Noble
Eldredge. N. Y.)
The Minor Chord, by Joe Mitchell Chappie.
$1.25. Here we have an Interesting novel
of galloping Interest, and fairly Jammed
with interest. The heroine's name Is Miss
Mlnza Maxwell, whose father Is a Civil War
veteran and a member of the Forty-second
Regiment of Iowa Volunteers. The story
moves from Iowa to Dakota, and Mlnsa develops-
as a soprano concert singer. She
marries Robert Burnetts, who afterwards In
herits 11,000,000, renounces her as his wife,
becomes an aeronaut," and ultimately loses
Wis reason. Mlnza becomes Madame Hel
vlna. operatic prima donna, and scenes In
the novel Include Incidents in Boston, Lon
don. Milan. Berlin. Dresden. Bayreuth and
the Pacific Coast. The heroine Is a puzzle
who isn't sure whether she is wife or widow.
A new love romance helps her along as
prima donna. (Chappie Pub. Co.. Boston.;
The Book of Comfort, by J. R. Miller,
D. D., a helpful, devotional book of fin.
thought. $1. (Crowell Co.. N. Y.)
Mellnda. by Stella George Stern Perry,
$1, a sparkling, clever story about a little
colored girl who is an unconscious humorist;
and Noted Speeches of Daniel Webster, John
C. Calhoun and Henry Clay, by Lillian. Ma
rie Brlggs, assistant In the New York Pub
lic Library, 76 cents, with good biographical
sketches, a valuable study for young stu
dents. (Moffat, Yard & Co., N. Y.)
Canute the Great, by Laurence Marceilus
Larson. Ph. D. tl.50. Illustrating the rise of
Danish imperialism during the Viking age,
counting from about the years 91(5 to 1085.
a fine historical study admirably planned
and presented; and Roger of Sicily, by Ed
mund Curtis. M. A.. Oxford University, and
lecturer of history In the University of Shef
field, tl.50, a valuable contribution to th
hitherto largely neglected subject of the
heroic deeds of the Normans in Southern
Italy and the foundation of the Kingdom of
Sicily, with books suitably Illustrated. (Put
nam, N. Y.)
Prudent Priscilla, by Mary C. E. Wemyss.
$1.25 what a pity there are not more tales
of this healthful nature issued, making life
better- Here we have a typical English
novel, finely constructed and with a wel
come atmosphere of culture, signally fortu
nate in its delineation of marriage, and re
calling the charm Of "People of Popham"
and "Old Chester Tales." "The American
Mind." by Bliss Perry. $1.25. admirable lec
tures on these topics: "Race, Nation and
Book"; "Tho American Mind"; "American
Idealism'"; "Romance and Reaction";
"Humor and Satire", and "Individualism
and Fellowship," the material belonging to
lectures delivered in 112 at the Pacific
Theological Seminary, Berkeley, Cal.. a
thoughtful book with a good literary style;
"The Young Minute-Man of 1812," by Ever
ett T. Tomlinson, $1.50, illustrated, a
healthy, patriotic story for young folks; and
"The Pike County Ballads." by John Hay.
Illustrated. $1.60, a souvenir reprint of these
favorite poems: "Jim Bludso," "Little
Breeches," "Banty Jim," "The Mystery of
Gilgal,'- "Golyer," and "The Pledge at
Spunky Point." (Houghton-Mifflin Co
Boston). "The Golden Rose," by Mrs. Hugh Fraser
and J. L. Siahlman, $1.35. Really a splendid
novel of a mythical kingdom somewhere In
Germany, told with the charm that charac
terized "The Prisoner of Zenda." a story
tha is a treasure; and "The Hollow of Her
Hand," by George Barr McCutcheon, $1.30.
written In Mr. McCutcheon's most enter
taining style, not a "GrauBtark" novel, but
the hero and heroine, and a New York
widow will be pleasantly remembered, after
the book covers are closed (Dodd-Mead A
Co.. N. Y.).
"The Ranch Girl's Pot of Gold," by Mar
garet Vandercook. a tale of the Rainbow
Ranch and Yellowstone Park, reading for
young folks; "The Launch Boys' Cruise in
the Deerfoot," by Edward S. EIIIb. a stir
ring sea yarn for boys; and "The Launch
Boys' Adventures In Northern Waters," by
Edward S. Ellis, also a healthy sea tale
for lads (John C. Winston Co., Phils.).
"A Dixie Rose In Bloom," by Augusta
ling was a familiar sight, leading his
father about the streets of Los Angeles,
and he has continued to perform the
same service along the trails In New
Mexico during the period of restora
tion. Twenty-five years ago Lummis began
his explorations in New Mexico, when
his health failed and he went there for
recuperation. He was at that time ten
dered the position of chief of scouts un
der General Lawton in the Apache up
rising which ended In the capture of
Geronlmo. Lummis was unable to ac
cept the position on account of other
duties, and the office went to the then
Assistant Surgeon-General Wood, now
Chief of Staff of the United States
Lnnimis' Work of Value. ,
He recovered his health and -for a
number of years pursued his explora
tions and Btudies in New Mexico, Ari
zona, Central America and South Amer
ica, during which time he became fam
ous as a writer and a foremost author
ity on the archaeology, history, folk
lore and customs of these lands. He
returned to Los Angeles from Peru and
Bolivia in 1894, and soon became par
ticularly noted in connection with his
work for the Indians and his writings
on the old missions. He is now en
gaged at the ruins of Amoxiumqua In
making explorations for the Southwest
Museum, which he founded, and has
made some notable finds. The ruins are
among the largest In the United States.
"I wish the 'movies' could have a
series of pictures of this work," he
writes. "Of the tousled, Immemorial
ruins, amidst the very noblest scenery
of North America; the 'development' of
skeletons and other valuable relics very
much as one develops a photographic
negative; the strange life of these first
Americans, as our shovels reveal It; and
our campfire scenes, where we talk and
sing well into the icy night after the
day's work is done.'
The location is In Northern ,Kew
Mexico, 7500 feet above the sea. 100
miles from a railroad. "Luckily," adds
Lummis, "God has strewn a few thou
sand cords of dead pine and juniper
Wife of New York's Progressive Candidate for Governor Travels With Him on Campaign Tours Dnchess of
Marlborough Establishes Home for Female Clerks and Typewriters in London.
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NEW TORK, Oct. 26. (Special.)
Mrs. Jame J. Brown, wife ot the
Denver millionaire, has been mak
ing her home in Newport this season.
She Is accompanied by her niece' and
adopted daughter, Miss Florence Tobin.
Mrs. Tobln was one of the Titanic pas
sengers, and helped save a boatload oi
women by pulling an oar. Mrs. Brown
has been presented at. the English
Miss Olave St. Clair Soames is the
fiancee of General Sir Robert Baden
Powell. She is jonly 22 years of age.
The General Is 56. They have known
each other some time. Miss Soames
was traveling in the West Indies when
the General was there, and they met in
America on Washington's birthday,
which, singularly enough, is the birth
day of both of them as well.
Helen Roebling daughter of the mil
lionaire manufacturer of Trenton, N. J.,
is now to be married to Carroll S. Ty-
Kortrecht, $1.25. Miss Jean Rose Spencer, a
Southern girl, sent to Germany for her
schooling, is the heroine of this interesting
story for girls (Llpplncott's).
Sam Lloyd's Pussies, by Sam Lloyd, a
picture book in colors for small children, 124
pages of fun, $1 (David McKay. Phlla.).
"Lois Morton's Investment," by Mrs.
Eva Morley Murphy, a story teaching a good
moral lesson, that intemperance in liquor
Is a National calamity, well told. In good,
clear print, $1.26 (Crane Co., Topeka,
"Old Four Toes, or Hunters of the PeaksJ'
by Edwin L. Sabin, $1.50; thrilling stories
for boys, of hunting, trapping and ndian
fighting bv members of Bar B Company,
and reflecting true Western spirit. Illus
trated (Crowell Co.. N. Y;).
"Camptne in the Winter Woods." by El.
mer Russell Gregor, a rousing story for
Juveniles, depicting adventures of two boys
In the Maine woods; Illustrated; $1.50 (Har
per's). around our ruins; we can smash the
two-Inch ice in the morning, and it's
only a mile to water and 17 to the
.Near-Bride Balks at "X$."
Cupid got a severe Jolt this week at
Ocean Park when a match that was
all ready for the fateful words "Till
death do us part," was spoiled by the
persistence at the groom-to-be, and his
fiancee's determination not to promise
any more than is usual. It happens
that both are natives of Oregon and
so specified when they secured the
license that was to have made them
one. Miss Florence Lutz, an attractive,
petite girl, and Gordon Bird, an archi
tect, were the near-contracting parties.
With the preacher at hand ready to do
his office, and the few friends present
who had been invited to the ceremony,
Bird asked that the words "and never
nag" be added to "love, honor and
obey." Bird is a widower. He says that
his first wife made life miserable for
him by constant nagging and he didn't
propose to put his neck in another
noose of that kind. His sole desire,
he explained, was to avoid a repetition
of nagging in his second marriage.
The young woman, despite his argu
ments, flatly declined to amend the
usual marriage ceremony. Before the
assembled guests she returned her en
gagement ring to Bird, bade him good
by and swept out of the room, head
high in air, leaving the guests bewild
ered. Miss Lutz said his request was
altogether preposterous and that If he
did not have more confidence In her
than to exact such a pledge it were bet
ter that they should. part. Her trous
seau being ready and packed in her
trunks, she set off the next day for
a solitary and maiden honeymoon
around the world. Bird returned to his
office and took up the workday toil
that he was to have, escaped for a few
Reformers) In Trouble.
."Reform" politics In Southern Cali
fornia has a hard row to hoe these
days. The Good Government organi
zation is very much upset and there
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son, a Philadelphia artist. She met him
when he was painting her portrait. Ow
ing to the death of Miss Roebllng's
brother, Washington, in the Titanic dis
aster, the wedding was a quiet affair,
only the immediate members of the
family being present.
When Mrs. Isidor Straus filled the
measure of her devotion to her husband
by going down with him on the Titanic,
refusing to live without him, the world
learned to what lengths the women of
her family would go In their affection.
Now another Straus woman, Sirs. Oscar
S. Straus, wife of the Progressive can
didate for Governor in New York, is
showing her attachment to her husband
by accompanying him on his campaign
tours of the state. Mrs. Straus is not,
however, a politician, and she has not
been active heretofore in political
work. She is not opposed to woman
suffrage .and, does not disapprove of the
women who speak from cart tails in
behalf of what they believe to be a
righteous cause. She is a home-keeping
woman, who does not seek society;
but, in the words of a recent inter
viewer, "when it seeks her she meets it
with cordiality and dignity." She is
circle because of scandals that have
arisen recently to disturb the equanim
ity of the Goo-Goos who hold the power
of the city and state. Guy Eddie, City
Prosecutor, Los Angeles, moral censor,
and rlsrht bower of Meyer Lissner, the
undisputed boss of the California "Pro
gressives," has been held for trial on
an infamous charge and his office is
being handled by his subordinates.
Mayor Alexander appointed him and has
the removal power, but as yet has de
clined to exercise it. While that scan
dal was still occupying public atten
tion Chief Probation Officer Leo Mar-
den and his assistant, Mrs. Gilbert, for
mer jail matron, were interviewed by a
San Diego newspaperman and related
that under the "reform" administration
of Mavor Alexander vice was greatly
Increasing in Los Angeles. That set
the police department Dy tne ears aim
Marden and Mrs. Gilbert were called
upon to explain what they meant by
going outside the city and criticising
their sunerlors and the administration
of the city. This brought out the fact
that Mayor Alexander had ordered a
thorough investigation ot the vice sit
uation and learned through his own
officials that the number of evil wo
men in the city had trebled as a re
sult of the abolition of the restricted
district, but had kept that report quiet
and allowed the protestations of the
Good Government supporters, that vice
had been wiped out, to be given to the
public. The accused officers have an
nounced that they will call the Mayor
himself to present this suppressed re
port to the police board if they are
dragged before that board to defend
themselves for having given out the
Chaos Rules at State School.
Now on top of all this comes the
wholesale resignations of attaches of
the State School at Whlttier, because
Fred C. Nelles, superintendent, ap
pointee of Governor Johnson, is de
veloping a state of chaos by his ill
advised reform methods. While alle
gations that Nelles is wrecking the
discipline of the institution by ab
surdly following a lot of silly and im
practicable theories are freely and
specifically made, not the slightest in
sinuation has been made reflecting on
his character of integrity. His critics
merely charge that he is a woefully
incompetent and misguided official,
who has been foisted upon the people
by Governor Johnson at the Instigation
of the Llssner-Stimson machine, and
against the protest of some of the
trustees. Nelles was at one time treas
urer of the Good Government organ
ization in this city and a protege of
Lissner, Stimson, Earl and others of
the "Reform-Progressive" organiza
tion. According to his own statement
he had had no experience or special
knowledge to fit him for the position
of superintendent of the school. He
was first appointed last February by
the Governor with the approval of the
board of trustees. He assumed the du
ties of superintendent early in March.
The permission was flatly refused by
the board of trustees. Frantic appeals
to his political sponsors resulted in
strong pressure upon the trustees to
grant the desired permission on the
ground of political expediency. When
that was of no avail and the trustees
persisted in their refusal. Nelles took
the bit In his teeth and went anyway.
young looking for a woman who has
five grandchildren.
Mrs. Philip Lydig, who is one of the
most prominent of the society women
of New York, and who has been abroad
In Europe for some time, will return In
the near future. She is an ardent "Bull
Mooser,' and will devote some time to
work for Colonel Roosevelt's election,
it is anticipated.
The Duchess of Marlborough ha
bought a house and grounds at Esher,
and Is equipping the place as a real
home for female clerks and typewriters. '
The Duchess has won a warm place In ,
the hearts of English working people
by her interest in their welfare. She ,
devotes time and n orey to alleviate
distress. She was formerly Miss Con
suelo Vanderbllt, of New York.
The yueen of Italy is the link which
binds Montenegro to Italy. She is a.
daughter of the King of Montenegro,
and her sympathies are all with her
father and her people in the present ;
crisis. She Is said to be considering the
possibility of going to the front to
nurse the Montenegrin soldiers.
He served on the Board of Control only
a short time, when for some reason he
decided that he desired to come back
as superintendent of the Whittlor t
school. His announcement of this de
sire resulted In several stormy sessions
of the board of trustees, who objected
strenuously to his reappointment. It
was finally decided that he should be
permitted to go back, with the condi
tion that Dr. W. V. Coffin,' acting sup
erintendent, and a capable official, who
had been working In the school for 10
years, be given further and adequate ,
opportunity to work in co-operation
with him as assistant superintendent.
Nelles agreed to this condition. Dr.,
Coffin found it necessary to sever his
connection with the Institution within .
24 hours after Nelles had resumed the
management. One by one the officials ,
and other employes of the school began
to drop out. Some of them say they
were forced out. Others say they quit
because the conditions became intol-.
erable. The underlying basis of the .
conditions, they declare. Is that Nelles
revised the rules and abolished the
custom of punishment of refractory in
mates by any of the employes. He told '
the boys and girls that the old order
of things had ceased and that under his
administration the boys were to have
some say In the running of the school.
The veteran employes were thunder
struck when they were told that the ;
"honor system" was to replace the firm
discipline and wholesome fear of pun
lBhment hitherto in vogue. They had
no faith in Nelles' theories as applied
to the class of inmates which have '
been in the school in recent years, and
many of whom have records of un- ;
speakable and atrocious depravity. .
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