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THE1 OREGON , DAILY JOURNAL. PORTLAND. SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 87, 1904.
REPRESENTATIVE HOMES OF PORTLAND
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Richard Martin, architect.
THE TWENTY-FIVE BEST NOVELS
What Are They? Several Noteworthy Authorities Prepare Lists
What would you select as the best 25
ifcrorks of fiction?
The Journal published recently the
election made by Rer. Thomas B.
Gregory, whose reputation aa a man of
wide reading and literary taeta entitle
his Judgment to consideration. Opin
ion will differ widely a to the merit
of soma of the work named in Dr.
Gregory" Hat, for It would be difficult
to find two persons of Independent mind
whose ldeaa would be exactly the aame
on this subject. Several residents of
Portland have been asked to prepare
lists of what they consider the best 25
works of fiction, exclusive of poetry,
and thay have compiled with the re
Quest. For the purpose of comparison.
Dr. Gregory' list hi republished. It
Is aa follows:
"Don Quixote, Cervantes; "LS
Miserable," Victor Hugo; "Tristram
Shandy," Sterne; 'The Vicar of Wake
field." Goldsmith; "Pilgrim's Progress,"
Bunyan. "Paul and VlrtnlajBt Pierre;
''Robinson Crusoe." D Foe; "The Wand
ering Jew," Eugeno Sua; 'Gullivers
Travels." Swift; "Oil Bias," V Sage;
"Pride and Prejudice," Austen; "Ten
Thouaand a ."ear," Warren; "Old Mor
tality," Scott; "Ivanhoe," Scott; "David
Copperfleld," Dickens; "Jane Eyre,"
Charlotte Bronte; "Daniel Deronda,"
George Elliot; "Vanity Fair." Thacke
ray; "On th Height," Auerbach; "War
and Peace," Tolstoi; "Last Days of Pom
pell," Bulwer; "Le Pere Gorlot," Balsac;
"The Scarlet Letter," Hawthorne; "Ben
Hur." Wallace; "The Leopard's Spots,"
Thomas O. Greene prepared a Hat
which he prefaced with tb following ex
"In the list of the best it novels re
cently contributed by your correspond
ent there are books such aa "Pilgrim's
Progress." which, although work of
Imagination, aoem to bo out of place in
a catalogue of works of fiction. In the
subjoined list religious allegories and
personal memoirs are omitted. I do not
claim that my list contains the very best
IS works of fiction in all literature,
for I have not real all the novel In the
wwrld and am, therefore, not qualified to
judge; but no lover of a good story wall
told, which after all la the real test of
a good novel, can fall to find wholesome
pleasure In the perusal of these books.
The first ten or twelve are set down at
nearly aa I can remember in the order
In which they were read, beginning at
the "small boy period" with the first.
Two of these hooka in the Hat are not
to be recommended vlrginlbua puerlsque,
but most boy read them at an earlier
age than they are afterward willing to
admit Th Hat might contain several
more books, for In limiting th number
to 15 I bar been compelled regretfully
to omit on or two of Capt Marryatt'
stories of the sea. that i incomparable
picaresque novel "Gil Bins," and one or
two other stories each of Scott, Dlckena,
Thackeray, Hugo and Balsac."
Mr. Greene' list la a follows:
"Robinson Crusoe." De Foe; "Arabian
Nights;" 'Tom Brown's School Days,"
Hughes; "Quentln Pur ward" and "Th
'Talisman," Scott; "Tom Crlngle'a Log."
Michael Scott: "Tom Sawyer," Mark
Twain; "The Three Guardsmen." Dtj
mss; "Leila." Bulwer; "Henry Esmond"
and Vanity Fair," Thackeray; "Jane
Eyre," Bronte; "Cloister and the
Hearth." Reade: "Pickwick Papers" and
"Great Expectations." Dlrkens; "Mill
on the Floss," Ellott; "Scarlet Letter,"
Hawthorne; "Notre Dame," Hugo;
"Treasure Island ' Stevenson; " Pere
Oeriot," Balsac; "Tom Jones," Fielding;
"Decameron." Boccaccio; "Vicar of
Wakefield." Goldsmith: "Don Quixote."
Cervantes; "With Fire and Sword,"
aim Chillingly," Bulwer; "Heart of Mid
lothian," "Ivanhoe," Scott; "Cloister
and Hearth." Reade; "Lorn Doone."
Blackmore; "Jane Byte," Charlotte
Bronte; "Adam Bede." George Eliot;
"White Company," Conan Doyle; "Le
Miserable," Victor Hugo; "Three
Guardamen." Dumas-pere; "Gargantua
and Pantagruel," Rabelais; "Don Quix
ote," Cervantes; "On the Heights,"
Auerbach; "Scarlet Letter," Hawthorne;
The 25 works of fiction which are se
lected as the best by Mark O'Neill are
"Tom Jones," Fielding; "The Advent
ures -of Peregrine Pickle," Smollett:
"Robinson Crusoe," De Foe: "David
Copperfleld." "Th Old Curiosity'
Shop," Diokens; "Ouy Mannejing."
Scott; "The Leather Stocking Tale."
Cooper; "Henry Eamond," Thackeray;
"Tale of the Imagination," Poe; 'The
Mill on the Floss." Bitot; "The Jungle
Book." Kipling; Pantagruel." Rabelais;
"Gil Bias," Le Sag; "Don Quixote."
Cervantes; "La Petit Fadette," George
Sand: "La Chartreuse de Parme." Beyle
(De Stendhal); "Eugene Orandet," "Th
Chousans." "In Quest of. th Absolute,"
Balsac; "Las Miserable," Hugo; "Jo
seph the Second of Austria," Muhlbach;
"Una Vie," De Maupassant; "Resurrec
tion," Tolstoi; "L'Assommolr," Zola;
Miss C. R. Trowbridge submits th
following novels, restricting her selec
tion to a single work by each author
"Tom Jones," Fielding: "Don Quix
ote," Cervantes; "Arabian Nights;"
"Three Musketeers," Dumas; "Vicar of
Wakefield." Goldsmith; "Vanity Fair."
Thackeray: "Ivanhoe," Scott; "Pride
and Prejudice.' Austen; "David Copper
fleld." Dlckena; "Jane Eyre," Bronte;
"My Novel." Bulwer; "Mlddlemarch."
George Eliot ; "Westward HQ." Kings
ley: "Lea Miserable," Hugo; "Resur
rection." Tolstoi; "Scarlt Letter,"
Hawthorne; "Last of the Mohican,"
Cooper; "Lorn Doone." Blackmore; "Or
deal of Richard Fererel," Meredith;
"Kidnapped," Stevenson: "Cranford,"
Gaskell; "Prue and I." Curtl: "Plain
Tales From the Hills." Kipling: Fram
ly Paraonage," T roll ope, "The Cloister
and the Hearth," Reade.
Hon. Alfred F. Sears. Jr., Judge of
the superior court of this county, has
contributed the following selection, men
tioning, however, that the bnoka are not
named In the order of excellence:
"Tom Jones." Fielding: "Trlstrnm
Shandy," Stern: "Tal of Two Cities."
"Mutual Friend." "David Copperfleld,"
Dickens; "Vanity Fair." "Henry Es
mond," "Neweomea," Thackerny: "West
ward Ho!," Klngsley; "My Novel." "Ken-
C. E. S. Wood was asked to prepare a
Hat, but through a misunderstanding
his selections wer not restricted to
pro fiction. "I have named the work
which I should choose if my library
were to be limited to 25 books," said Mr.
Wood. "It Is simply an off hand list of
th work which a man might select If
he were to be left In solitude upon a
desert Island." Although this compila
tion differ from th other which have
been received, in that it Is hot confined
to works of fiction, it I none th less
Interesting. The list follows:
The Bible aa literature, philosophy
and poetry; the Iliad and Odyssey of
Homer; the drama of Sophocles and
Aeschylus; Life and Sayings of Socrates,
as given by Plato;, Roman literature,
poetic and philosophical (s fine, but an
echo from Oreece. For example. Virgil
echoes Homer In his Epic, Theocritus fn
his pastoral poetry.) Caesar Com
mentarles: Plutarch's lives; speeches and
sayings of Mohammed from the Koran
The Arabian Nights: Sakuntnla: Teach
ings of Gautama, the Buddha: Frols-
sart's Chronicles; Morte d' Arthur;
Dante's Divine Comedy; Mollere's plays;
Bacon's Essay and Philosophy; Shake-
spere's plays and sonnets: Olbhon's
Borne; Green s History of the English
People; Darwin's Descent of Man and
Origin of Species; Heckel's Evolution;
Century Dictionary: Cervantea Don
Quixote; Walt Whltman'a poetry; any
popular treatise on physics and astronomy.
Readers of The Journal sre Invited to
send In their own selections of the best
6' works of fiction, for publication.
There Is wide room for legitimate dif
ferences of opinion and th view of
every Intelligent reader of fiction are of
TWO FERN HILL MEN
HAVE DEADLY DUEL
fgeva.il map ten to Tie Joaraal.)
Astoria. Or.. Aug. 27. John Adams of
Knappa and James D. Brewer of Fern
Hill, engaged In a shooting affray at
the latter place last night, and as a re
sult Adam Is dying and Brewer is se
The two men accompanied by their
families spent th day In Astoria and
left for their homes on th night train.
It I said that a dispute arose over a
question a to the character of a woman
la tho neighborhood in which they live.
whvthy neared Brewer home, the
1st t.r Went Inside while Adam remained
la the brush near th house.
gtrewer appeared In th doorway with
a Massfan In hi hand and Adams
Opened fire with a revolver. Rrewer
waa shot twice, once in the knee and In
th leg near the groin. Adam rsoalvwd
a, aaarge of shot in th abdoosaav "
LOSES LIFE WHILE
(Jsarnsl ."pedal Berries.)
Fresno, Cat. Aug. 27 'WhllO acting
a a teacher of awimmlng, Fred Carpen
ter, patrolman for the San Joaquin
Power company, waa taken with cramps
and sank to the bottom in 12 feet of
water. His pupil. Miss Helen Dowle, a
well-known young woman of this city,
although she could not swim a stroke,
managed lo keep above water until a
boat arrived to sav her from going
The drowning took place In a reser
voir of the power company near here
Carpenter and Miss Dowle. with several
other, wr In bathing. Carpenter, who
waa an expert swimmer, took Mlas
Dowle Into deep water, when suddenly
Carpenter said. 'Tv got a cramp," and
th same Instant let go of Mia Dowle's
shoulder snd sank out of sight His
body, was recovered later.
MOW vr TO
rmi OOlTTaOTCBST TsJITW JLsVTff
BET WE EM DISTRICT ATTOXHEY
Ain la w y e Man;
If Justice William Rid decides
the prosecution of H. C. Flanagan,
charged with the larceny of 1100 by
bailee, whoa case 1 now under advlee
ment, shall proceed, it means that Dis
trict Attorney John Manning la deprived
absolutely of the privilege of laying or
dismissing complaints in the1 Justice
Justice Raid ha already refused to
dismiss the action on motion of Mr.
Manning, whose appearance he refused
to recognise, stating that though dis
trict attorney the public proaecutor ap
peared for the defendant Flanagan
failed to . appear la a civil suit snd a
clear case waa mad out and Judgment
was given against him.
Than cam th procedure which ha
led to a clear cut issue between Mr.
Manning snd Ed Mendenhall, admitted
by his professlonsl brethren to rank a
a leading criminal lawyer of the alate.
Snavely appeared before Justice Held
and made a statement of the alleged
facts In ths case, afterward subscribing
to an affidavit charging Flanagan with
larceny by bail. Jutlc Reld Issued a
warrant of arrest and Flanagan waa
taken into custody Thursday night
"Why didn't you com to my offlco if
you had a legitimate complaint?"
angrily demanded th district attorney
of Attorney Mendenhall.
"Because I am tired of having you
try cases In your office and fixing them
up there," as heatedly replied Mr. Men
denhall. "Ever since you have been. In
office you have arrogated to youraelf th
sole right to lay complaints In the Jus
tice court and dismiss thm there, when
the atatuie glvea you absolutely .no
authority there, except to act as senior
counsel In the prosecution by virtu of
After further discussion on th same
plane, Justice Reld refused to dismiss
the case, but permitted the defendant
hla liberty on hi own recognisance,
pending a further investigation. A num
ber of leading attorneya ara keenly in
terested In th outcome of th ease, all
taking the aame stand a Attorney Men
denhall. So far aa the reading of the
code I concerned the language I plain.
It la made obligatory on the court to
luue warrants If he becomes satisfied
from a statement of the case that a
crime ha been committed.
Section 15B4 of the codes provides aa
"When complaint Is mad to a magis
trate of the commission of a crime h
must examine the informant on oath
and reduce hi statement to writing, and
cause the same to be ubcrlbed by him
and alao take the depositions of any wit
nesses that the Informant may produce
in support thereof."
As regards th action to be taken by
the magistrate, provision I mad by
Section 1686 In the following language.
"ThreuDon. If the magistral be sat
lsfled that th crime complained Of ha
been committed. nd that thr Is prob
ahla cause to bellev that the person
charged ha committed It, h must issue
a warrant of arrest."
KIDNAP YOUNG BOY
(Journal Special Service.)
Safford. Arls., Aug. 27. A cowboy
reached Safford today with the news of
the kidnaping of Thomas Warden, a 11'
vear-old boy of the Black Rock ranch
and hla subsequent recovery after a
fight with th bandits. The foreman of
the ranch and the cowooya were out on
a roundup, with the exception of John
Earl, who waa left In charge Of th
ranch, and th Warden boy, a son of
one of the men.
Wednesday throe men rod up to th
corral, bound Earl and attacked th
house with rifle and captured Wardell.
Earl later escaped and warned the ranch
men. A posse of six was formed and
took the trail, and the bandit were over
taken Thursday evening. In the fight
which followed, the outlaws, outnum
bered and hampered by their captive,
finally abandoned th child, dropping
him on th trail as thsy fled. The ban
OF ASSISTING MOB
(Journal Special Service.)
Savannah. Oa., Aug. 27. Two sor
geant before the court of Inquiry ap
pointed by Governor Terrlll. to In
vestigate the circumstance surrounding
the death by burning at the stake, of the
two negroea Will Cato and Paul Reed,
who were convicted of the murder of th
Hodge family, have testified that th
sheriff told them to let th mob have
The militia on duty to protect the
prisoners from the mob carried empty
guns, and before Captain Hitch deemed
the time had arrived to order them
loaded, the attack was made and the
guards all overpowered.
Sheriff Kendrlc la accused of collusion
with the mob by Captain Hitch, and
nearly 1 all the non-commissioned of
ficers and privates.
AT SAGAMORE HILL
Mourns 1 Special Berries.)
Oyster Bay, Aug. 27. Congressman
Lucius N. Lltauer, who haa been a gueat
at Sagamore Hill, left thla morning on
an early train. Representative Landls
of Indiana la hare today to tell the presi
dent the political conditions in th
Ha assured th president that there
I not the slightest occasion for slarm
and that the Republican national ticket
will roll up a fine majority.
A handsome 12,600 touting car
will be awarded for th nearest
correct estimate of the total vote
If you don't succeed In winning
the touring car, you have an
equal chance at (.000 additional
useful prises. Also handsome
and valuable special prise. Sea
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particulars and send In your esti
mate st once.
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