The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, May 12, 1907, Page 24, Image 24

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If the weather Is favorable;:, If
not will be postponed until
Prof. Miller will make a parachute jump at an
elevation of more than 5,000 feet, or a mile above
the earth. - , ;
The person who secures the deed gets the.lot
absolutely free. i'The ascent will be made from
"The Heights Terraces," at the head of Seventh, -Park,
Tenth and Twelfth streets, just above the
castle,, where the "1905" Fair sign stood.- This
sightly property is now on the market Lots
from $500 up. ' A car line is being built to the
property, and gas, water and ! sewer; pipes will '
be put in immediately; . 'v, ,
Office' on the ground, also Room 7, Chamber of
Commerce, and Portland Heights. Main1 2159,
New Books
And Their Publishers
t HB FAMILT" By Elsie Clews
I Paraons, Ph. D. Hartley House
1- Fellow and lecturer in aod
oloay, Barnard college 1899
1806. The title page describes
the work as: "An ethnographical and
, historical outline with descriptive notes,
planned as at text boos for the use of
college lecturers and I directors or
home-reading-.circles. ;:'v-. r..,.'
There la perhaps no bock of the paat
rn that h&n rGCftivmA fiifp.h hMrtv rv-
proval or such severe condemnation as
Mrs. v Parsons'; latest work. Tha . ap
proval has always come from tha stu.
dents of social and economic conditions
those who see in -the evolution of
these conditions a new order of things
and who are willing to take hold of
them boldly, weighing them not at their
present market- value, but estimating
them a-t the effect they will have upon
futura generation.."- vf ::.f,-fp
. To such readers Mrs. Parson's book
Is an Illuminating work. The condemn
ation has usually come either from the
fiuperflclal reader, or from those who In
their self-satlsfled condition believe her
advanced ideas mean the breaking down
of barriers and the .doing away of the
traditional family.. The aim of the
book !s quite tha reverse of this latter
conclusion, - for Its sole object ' is to
put the family on higher plane and
the author believes to do so boys and
girls must have higher education in
social origins and developments, and the
reluctance that-has heretofore been evi
dent in imparting this knowledge must
be withdrawn. t 'r...tHh;??::,
, The -general nnwilllngness! to -lm
this story Mrs. Parsons says "la per
hnps the most notable of all survivals
of primitive taboos and ,it still serves
tha same purpose as tha primitive ta
too, l. e. the preservation of the
rroup's social customs and traditions."
In concluding her chapter on "Ethical
Considerations" tha author, draws this
lorical concluslom J'-.'!'." .V' -K-f??-f?;
"Vm a It the fashion for every able
bodied adult person to be " producer
a r:i as a consumer of social values
tmich of our presen wasteful and un
r':rU'd kind, of consumption would
,:-.n- j .-nr and (Other wants -among thera
t, sire far offspring, would have a
t . to become more effectual, ,.
. jeaer! ecf.omlo apd culturtd ad
... i., . -4 J . i,
a t
vance of the nineteenth century suc
ceeded In sidetracking most of tha sur
vivals of the patriarchal family 'of our
ancestors. The general division of la-
oor more or less necessitated the carry-
Ing on of production outside of the
ramiiy. Freedom of migration tended
to : disintegrate kinship i ties. Advance
in sclenoe weakened tha religious sanc
tion or custom in general and the fam
lly custom in particular, 2 Finally the
spirit of freedom for individual develop
ment and initiative undermined marital
and parental privllegea. This disinte
gration of the proprietary family has
seemed to soma people to bode that of
every form of the family, They argue
that any form of family organisation is
Inconsistent . with our rampant individ
ualism. Many facta seem, to. Justify
this argument; nevertheless are there
not more optimistic signs in view T Is
there not a growing realisation that in
dividualism and altruism are mutually
dependent, that the state must develop
through the Individual, but that tha i
dividual must also develop through the
state? And Is not the conception that
child-rearing is a social as well as an
individualistic function, a " natural co
rollary of such a political philosophy?
Through the working out of this con
ception tha family may regain us lost
Drastie."'.!: ? rii: :'
v From this conclusion one can readily
see the trend of Mrs. Parsons' tnougnt
It Is a book to be studied deeply and
earnestly, to be uroflted ? by' and v to
strengthen convictions that are opposed
to the author's, for even her? admirers
will find points of difference, and will
perhaps be shocked at coma or the oar
ing theories b advances, ; but even
here they will tarry and either sub
scribe to her Jewa or -: become mora
deeolv rrounded in those they hold.
But above all the book should be read
in a receptive wood and without preju
dice from i flewtpaner criticism, ror
therein lies the danger of losing the
best of the mesaaga Mrs. Parsona wants
to convay and which she has , put In
such scholarly text and language, u.
Pt Putnam's Sons. Price 12.
ih Case ot Dr Horsie'WBy John
H. Prentis. The author has constructed
a fiction which 1 at once a fine psy
chological study and a capital detective
story; it is, however, primarily a study
of. the importance of conscience In the
detection of . crime. That tconsolence
doth make cowards of is all" la re
sponsible for the 'detection of crime,
and the arrest of the criminal Is m mat
ter of argument between Dr. ' Janjea
Andrew Uoraae afia Kdwi - jfiraUaos
. This section of the Helghtsla on.the market The'"
rlew from there Is sublime beyond description and Is be
i 'C ing sought after as the best part of the 'Heights. The '.'
V, new terraced streets connecting this property with the ;
business section will afford the shortest route from the
; Heights and bring the' property within easy walking dis
ttnce, while at the same time being the niost picturesque v .
drives in the whole country, ever unfolding to the en
chanted observer new and unexpected glimpses of most
. magnificent scenery. ' f
' Pnter at Sixteenth and Clifton on the Heights, Twelfth '
and College, or up the Seventh street road. '
both supposed to be prominent men of
Detroit, Michigan. -
Out of tha argument grew a plan to
manufacture a caae of circumstantial
evidence clear and positive, and con
nect Wallace with ; It by a chain , of
events from which no criminal could
easily escape. V For tha purpose Dr. Hor
aoe d reduced a cadaver, from the callage,
whose general appearance resembled his
own: . ha was dressed la tha doctor's
clothes, placed in the doctor's chair
and surrounded by every article that
would make his Identity, as Dr. Horace
perfect Ha was : then struck , on the
head to complete, the appearance of
murder and in the email hours or tne
morning both men : slipped out of the"
house the doctor to disappear from the
face of the earth for a stated period
of time and Wallace to go whither be
would for the same period. If at the
end of this time Wallace ; had made
good his theory that only guilt leads to
arrest he was to receive i,vva irora
Dr. Horace, but if he got ' into ; the
clutches of the law before ! that ' time
be was to pay Dr. Horace tl,000.
The murder of Dr. Horace when it
was discovered, j was the aensatlon of
the hour, and no on s discovered the
ruse, even with the whole police force
of Detroit striving to capture the bold
and daring murderer who had left so
many evidences of : bis Identity and
taken so little trouble to, .cover up his
tracks. ; :.,! t .::..!;. ,;
According to the - contract Wallace
was not to return to his home or busl
nesa during thrs period, where of course
he would be free from suspicion, and
one. of the most Ingenious parts of the
story is the clever way In which Wal
lace manages bis disguises and the way
he puts In the time which is; a, large
part or the story.
The autnor leaves hia two heroes to
remark: "Progress Is the result of do
ing new things. - A genius Is one who
is able to do new things.- Ordinary men
Jog along in the beaten path of cus
tom, never able to leave so much as a
wheel track or a. footprint on tha broad
fields on either side. They bear : the
world's burdens as their, fathers did.
they do the" world's work In the same
old way, and never see the possibilities
Ox Oiner wmyi, .auu viuer imnn. nui
every man who has the power of orig
ination la a genius, He Is one who is
able to . widen the pathway of human
endeavor and add to the . breadth - of.
human ways."
Now.' Detroit's "detective force had
such a genius in the person of young
Hunter the "boy genius' aa he was
dubbed by the rest of the staff, He
bUev4 he bad Seed, vision, et some-1
thing new. He felt ha had found
hitherto unused principle of ' crlmlnol
ogy: a principle that in tha dark and
baffling mysteries of crime would
bring a flood of light and secure the
triumph of justice. , , : t ;.
Hunter's opportunity came In tha case
of Dr. Horace, How he put It into prac
tice and how he, followed It up step by
step, and how the opinions of Dr. Horace
and Wallace regarding guilt and ine-
cence worked themselves out constl
tutes a atory of unusual interest and
with a deeper significance than usually
attaches to mere fiction. It is, more
over, a well written story and is fully
tempered with delightful humor. The
aker it Taylor Co. Price, I1.S0.
"The Master of Stair" By Marlorle
Bowen. On April 25 this new novel was
given to the public. As tha publishers
previously announced Mark Twain has
allowed this novel . to be ' dedicated to
himself In recognition of the Interest he
has taken in the work of this writer,
whose career began so auspiciously with
The VJper of Milan." -
That Mr. ( Clemens should be willing
thus to give his approval to Miss
Bowen's work speaks deeply for his
faith in her future career, as very few
young writers have ever been able - to
secure from him so publlo a sign of his
approval. i i
'The Master of Starr" has already
shown ' a marked . advance ' on Miss
Bowen's earlier work, both in construe
tldn and In reserve. -' . While those who
have found '"The Viper of Milan" too
unrellevedly gloomy and depressing
will welcome' the ray of light that
breaks In . upon the powerful close of
this new story.; McClure. Phillips 4 Co.
Price 1.60. vv i. zi J: ' ;
ThS Balance, of Power By Brand
Wbitlock. , If Mr. Wbltlock has written
his novel 'for entertainment, unless the
reader, enjoys , the horrible and finds
pleasure ' in having every : cord of his
sympathetic, nature drawn to its utmost
tension, the book has failed in its object,
but one cannot read the book and feel for
moment that Its purpose has simply
tha mission of ordinary current fiction.
No one can doubt that the author feela
he has a message, and one of grave and
serious import which ha wishes to con
vey in this form, possibly because he
knows that fiction will retch a vastly
greater, audience than will a book on
social economics pure and simple.
The story itself, as Mr, Whit lock has
given it, la too tragic, too horrible and
too extreme to commend itself by a
single feature. Perhaps it is, as the
uthor Intimates, only a little bit of a
great part et human life a&4 misery;
..-ari v "
Z -
and it serves well to bring out our
economic conditions, at the same time It
is hardly a necessity, and it is ques
tionabla whether an expose of tha dark
and horrible slda of poverty and crime
tends to ameliorate It , ,::t'-
The author baa taken his characters
through every degradation and led one
of them to tha electrical chair where he
pays the penalty for murder; he has
described with-minute partlcularlattlon
the aensatlons, : v the feelings and . the
thoughts, of tha youth who suffers the
penalty, and In tha course of the book
other murders, with throat-cutting and
suicide follow. In fact tha whole story
is a continuation of misery long drawn
The strength, and power of the work
no one can question, nor could they
criticise adversely the honesty of pur
pose which shines forth from every
page. It la the earnestness With which
Mr. Whitlock writes that makes the
book notable, and .csuaes the .reader, to
pause and wonder how far our economic
conditions in real Ufa are responsible
for the crime and wretchedness that
drift to us every morning in our dally
papers. - Bobbs, Merrill & Co, Prj,ce
'Tractical Problems . In Banklnr ahd
currenoy," published .by the Macmillan
company, an unusual book from ev
ery point of view. In It more than 60
papers and addresses have been col
lected from the most Important V de
liverances of prominent, bankers and
eoonomlets on various phases of bank
ing and currency. ' : :
The addresses cover the period since
1900 and include contributions bv such
recognised authorities as Henry Clews,
tne oantcer; .resile, m. Bnaw and Ly
man J. Gage, i ex-sec re tarlea of ' the
treasury; William B. Rldgely, the pres
ent controller of the currency, . and
Messrs. A. B. Hepburn, Chas, a. Dawes
and Jsmes H, Eckels, . ex-controllers;
Ellis H. 1 Roberts, ex-tressurer of. the
United States: Horace- White, former
editor of the New Tork Post; Congress
man ,i Theodore E. Burton and . many
bank presidents and officials.
The addressee are grouped in three
general sections; the first dealing with
general banking problems, tha second
with, banking reform and currency, the
thlrd with trust company problems. The
book is edited by Walter ' Henry Hull
nd contains an introduction by Charles
Francis Phillips, -
-The Cruise of the Shining tight"
By ; Norman Duncan, somewhat like
Dickens, somewhat, like Barfle and
somewhat like Stevenson 1 is Norman
Dsncaa's remarkable new novel . And
- 7 - - Mi
yet Mr. Duncan's story" is absolutely
unlike - any of the stories of any of
meat great writers. m ',...-:.:,'., ,:,
It la so original aa to be absolutely
unique a story of mystery, of love, of
quaint numor ana vigorous action,
It Is full of real characters that will
live tne ooy uannie aDout whom a
ell of mystery hangs, and in whose
iove story the book ends an old man,
Kicholas Top, who brings tha hor un
to wear Jewels and fine clothes, to be al
gentleman after the ' rules of . Ir4
Chesterfield, and to look down on his
strange guardian a girl, Judith of
Whisper Cove, whom Dannie loves from
childhood, tha story of whose first kiss
was as tenderly and quaintly humorous
aa anything in modern literature. v
A powerful . story, a lovable story
a story that is full of f In manly,
rellgloua feeling a story that holds
one aa the great old-time novels , hold
and. demands more than a single read-
Ing. -Harper-&Brothers.-. Prloe 11.80.
TJnder." the Absolute Amir" Bv
Frank A. Martin. Tha Harpers have
lust published a book on Afghanistan,
Under the ' Absolute Am lr, written by
a man remarkably quauried- The au
thor was for eight years engineer-in'
chief . to successive amirs and for the
greater part of that time tha onlv Eng
lishman in tna country,
Tha narrative is so clear, so simple.
so vivid, so written with the ; gift of
the story teller, and so full of personal
incident, as to.msxa U or keen inter
The Illustrations add very materially
to the i value, especially from the fact
that most of them are from drawings
and photographs made by the author.
Indian Official's Game of Hide and
Seek With Big Beast. 4
8. M. Fraser, chief comlssloner' of
Coorr and resident of Mysore, met with
an adventure In-Qoorg near the Canara
border during his recent tour. t :
Mr. Fraser, accompanied by Mr. Har
ris, assistant commissioner; Mr. Mc
Carthy and Mr. Haler, y, were riding
along a narrow xlgsag path through an
almost impenetrable jungle when, says
the , London standard, ne neara an ele
phant moving parallel with them. Mr.
McCarthy rode to the;hext bend to see
if the coast was clear. , At the moment
Mr. McCarthy' turned the bend a tusker
came out on .he path above, aid without-
a moment's hesitation gave the
Usual squeal and charged,-
1 x -
1 Shouting "Ride," Mr, McCarthy gal
loped down the path and with thia fly
ingvsUrt passed Mr, Fraser, who had
not got up much paoe, not fully realis
ing the danger. The rest of the party
disappeared aroundvthe next bend. MC
Fraser turned into an opening in the 3
jungle, only to find It a trap of lnv - ;
penetrable growth on all aides. - The j
rogue elephant was within a few yards
of tha horse's talL - - S
, Without an lnetant's (. hMlaoh. v
throwing an arm around a tree while
pasalng he let the horse gallop from .
under him, fell to the grouhd en all
fours, flung himself to one side of the
charging elephant's - path, and then
springing to his feet, took refuge be
hind a larger tree some paces away.
. i No sooner did tha elphane miss the ,
man than he pulled up, turned around
and, proceeded slowly to hunt for him. .
Mr.' Fraser ; tn the meantime moved d
silently around the tree, keeping It 4MJ,
tween himself and . the elephant.- For---
tunately. after 1 some minutes the ale
phant moved off and disappeared. ' Mr.
Fraser emerged from his plaoe of con-
cealment not damaged in any way. The
whole party' waa unarmed. i
'Q-?v.;!,'f'3i'"''-"" '''"' "' '""'r ' ' "r.,: ' 1 t'
Story of Fampns Hymn. "-
j From , the Quiver, ' ' '
A popular hymn Is Theodulph's "Alt
Glory, .' iAud - andoncr," belongintf
to, the ninth ce,ptury, and said to have
been written by the poet while in an '
Angara prison. 4 ,
t The author - of ."Hymns and - Their
Makers" quotes a legend in relation te
its use on Palm Sunday, (21, to the
effect that when Louis the PIosm king
of France, was at Angers, he tookpgj
in the usual procession of ;
clergy, and as f tha : procession passed
the place where St r Theodulph. tha
bishop of Orleans, had Jong been incar
cerated he was - seen standing at tha
open window of hiai celV--, and'1 tnere,
amid the silence of the people, he sang
his hymn, t6tha-dellght , of the king-
who at once ordered him to be aet at
liberty and restored to his sea. In some
minor details this legend ia referred to--
by other writers as well. ...
The original is too long to ba mm
in modern services, as It has no fewer
than seventy-eight llnea The verses
usually found in our hymnals are but a
fragment of the original hymn, -which,
with mora or less , abbreviation, has
been used as a processional for many
conturles... . .. :.....,., ,. ,t
A very short Journal "want ad cam
paign" will, sell that property.?