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PART > III. OMAHA SUNDAY BEE.AGES \7 \ TO 20.
ESTABLISHED Jt'Nli1 , in , IS 7,1. OMA1LA , SUNDAY IGllXING , OCTOBER 17 , 18)7 ! ) TWENTV PAGES. SI NO LID COPY" FIT 13 ( .J13 NTS.
mi one so \ \
Each one so adapted to your present wants
That you are bound to attend them all. Indeed , our Ic morrow's bargains will be the sensational topics of the people for many a day.
BOYS' CLOTHING ISlIt and Douglas Tremendous Sale
About Half Price Omaha. MEN'S CLOTHING
Tomorrow. Write for Catalogue In Our New Department.
1260 PIECES FINE 1,600 Monday is Boston Store's big bargain day.
Ladies' New goods from the
AT LESS THAN Jackets
Importer's Cost. Capss
. Wraps One case mill remmnts , llcecod back
Our fii'foinl woi'U of Importi'tl JlrcsH Goruls Sulo nt lc-s than half Just
Itniiorlor'.s cost , from tln > grunt salvage stoi'k of Tli. Mli'lmn Ai Co. , 'liCi .
AYnKlilnxtoii street , Now York City , consisting of lilai-k and I'uluroil lion- About as lon as it lasts , go at ,
rleltiii , Cashmeres , Mlscovlcii'to , Olgti , Foulo , ( irnnltu. Satin , ( .YuNo Half Price
Vigouri-ntix , black and rol-in il Surge , Illiu-k Cimtlng , Ariimrc , .I'toquiml , Three cases
UlagoniilM , Wliipc-ord.s , Clii'vlnt , Oliovlotlo Vlgouvuaux , t'ti1. , which wo At $10.00 fine Rngllsh Tan Kersey , fly front BLACK and WHITE PRINTS
will sell nl luss than half value. All tlii-su goods are line reefer cloaks , coat collars , tailor made
llrc'Ks Hoods and are warranted all perfect. throughout , Jacket lined with extra quality at 3-ic yard
changeable Tnffeta. actually worth $17.50.
DRESS PATTERNS all in perfect condition but being sample garments , on sale at $10.HO 12 cases full
\Vc will put on Hiilo 600 druse patterns of double width ,
two totunl -voltles , rough olToots , so stylish now , all At $4.98 a handsome all STANDARD DRESS PBINTS
dark c ilm-s , entire dross puttum of 8 yards , actually wool covert cloth jackets , tailor as long as they last , 3c yard
worth lo ! ) yard our price foruntiro pattern-joe ; "l | made , Inlaid velvet collar ,
In the Whole United States of America
worth $11.118 , goati4.i > S , 2 i cases full piece J
ALL WOOL DRESS PATTERNS At JIG.Ot ) 10 assorted model Jac'-ce's r.o two I.IGHT SHIRTING PRINTS
200 utriullyiill wool ( It-oat ) patterns in pure wool honviottas , alike , black , royal blue of , tan ICiiKllsh , l.rown . Kersey and We are selling the entire bankrupt stock of the Greatest Shoe
those are 2 Yz c
. ' , fancy So itch mixtures , tw. > tonol ohoolc.s , every green
KO.'giM " Cloth tailor finished , lined throughout with Store in Atchison or for that matter in all Kansas
yard w.'tl . > ' ) . ) . on bargain stinaro , seven yards iti a heavy satin to mato'i , and ncually : wortli
pattern , for SI.US only ono pattern to n customer $ i1. l. but having only one of a kind they it's the well known shoe stock that up to last Monday Eictra Heavy CANTON FLANNEL
go at $ lo.0i ) belonged to A. F. HEINZ , but now its ours wo I2.\c \ ( rrade , at 50 yard ,
BLACK DRESS PATTERNS At J7.30 to $39 00-handsomo . it from the for the all sound and perfect
Russian Hlousses. A bought attorneys mortg
All in purfoct oimlltion 100 black dro-ts patterns in Imported cloth and velvet jackets , je.t-'lL $39 SPOT CASH
brooadiM. a dozen dilToront patterns to seleet from , cither ted. embroidered and fur FOR an loc qua uy
caslinuvo or satin burber grounds these are actually trimmed CAMTON FLANNEL
worth 'Ma yard the entire pattern of 7 yurtU for $2. IS ) . . . For
All the sample Plush Cipes. : wide plain or sweup em- , 2 i/c yard * . . . . .
broldeied , peed length
PLMN AND NOVELTY DRESS GOODS- i.\or h tl'i.OO , on sale Just
at $7.uO Just opened again 17 cases all
All now , bright plaids , so stylish for waists , silk stripe-i 109 assorted Black Kersey Cloth C\pe : , all About
stfic'.ly all wool impurteil henriottas and series , all silk lined throughout plil'-n ' backs ami Lonsdalc Fruit
colors , largo variety < > [ high cost novel tics , including high storm collars , worth $10.00 , In this sale There Is too much of It to place on one kinds muslin , , ofg
rough otTuots , all pi-rfoet in bargain Hanaro at IIDu yard. . at $ I8S On fflain Floor floor and therefore you will Jlnd that It Is In Basement Loom Utica. Lonsda'e and Wamasut-
" " wool Kerss-y Jackets , fly front , over crowding the men's shoe department the , . -
on the main lloor that the women's , ml < rsi , '
At Me and 7Sc wo " .vlll soil $1 ( Kl Dress hlsi storm collars , half silk lined. The-'e children's and boys' shoes on Ufa main ta Cambric , all absolutely sound and per
Goods for Monday from this above Innjc worth $12.00. on sale at J39S Iliwr are piled hljih everywhere In the saoe
Jackets are 29c worth
and free feet all at yard to
auction site , all . Kimniiuood snund department. In the new hisemcnt they are , diy long 5c , up
fiom any da mane. , In granites , satins. Croiso thrown on tallies and on counter * . In heaps ,
VlKOine'iux , .1 u'fiirirds. Whtyrords , and piles and stiicKs , where yon can pick them
Olii'vlotw , Im-'mlinjr nil the new materials In for ac .
up a pair and up. !
. ' ' . ami . etfiTts , so My- anne
co'nr. change.ildo 59c Tomorrow we will have lots more help ,
ish far t.iCiir-m.idc drus i . actually ' . \oith s-o yon will have to wait hardly a minute 29c
$1.00 , on sale at .V.'c ' and 73c\ IMPORTED MODBL HATS before you are served for that matter you
eai > t = erve yourself In thu basement , but on
Never before have we been Back Picture hits are perhaps the center the main lloor where all the shocn are still
In the original cartons , you will have to be
ab'e to give such exceptional of attraction just now in our Millinery K wins. wailed on by a salesman.
Half price is just about the right way 39c
. In I'runella Cloths , Chy Worsteds , to call it , although there great
values in high class black dress goods. have as many models displayed ar a many
Poplins , sa'ta rloths. yard and half wide , satin finished cashmcre-H. with heavy We probably two millinery houses In the nl-yes' and children's shoes in this sale SAc yard , worth 250
played as any that for less than half .
. Serges , at epeclJl prices In our go price.
. S.iarkins and Storm
hacks : al-n L > z7 < ird Cloths. alone the quantity that ' '
. cl-y-ihut It Is not Tliu men's and women's line shoes that
( Black Roods Department at 7Gc , U8c and $1.25 yard , many worth up to ? 2.50 attracts the favorable comment there is sold for tl.CO , $ .1.00 and J'i.OO ' , go at $2.00 and
a yard , guaranteed perfect. not a common looking hat In the collection $3.00 , and there Is most every kind of a 59c LACE CURTAIN BARGAIN
nhoo that you can ask for in this stock of
JLUUiEv OJrlllwl C'DTTfT A Xij T T3 OJilJTlvJiiilN A T5 ft A YTvICJ O TlvT J.iN OlJjix TYRPT . elsewhere neither iM there In Omaha. one that Most finds of Its thcs duplicate hats Helntz'.s All we can fay Is that of all the shoe sales All the Hottingliain Xiace Cur
have been Imported at a cost of JJn.OJ but that ever were held , none could ever com tains in the new style plain centers
An oxtrii wide It Jinnn striped silk , bright and now combinations - for Monday and SO to select from at U'J-OJ pare with this one. 75c
tions , ll c quality , on sale at II'Jo ' yard each. ' * -Saturday people came In out of mere and insertion effects , heavy notting-
curiosity nml bought whole armsful of
leO ! to select from In exact copies of MIOCH before they left because they were bams , heavy Scotch Guipure effects ,
Sncciul t-alo of 8,000 yards of pure silk satin duehosso. extra Imported hats not one common lookIng - set good and .sold so cheap.
wide , faiioy weaves , all evening shades , $1.0(1 ( quality 49c Ing hat In this asortmem every one stock Hemembfr , but a this complete is no , bran old. new knock-around , well selected 89c lacy Brussells effects , all go at ,
sale at 4c ! yard trimmed with the very best material lected each worth
on . and . stock of this fall and winter styles $1.25 , S3 oo
at J5.00 $7.SO
of shoes , made by the host mnkern of
300 yards black , extra heavy brocaded silk , worth $1.00 , At K.OO you choice of large assortment of HochuKtcr , Philadelphia , and New York , and All the finest curtains in this lot
sale fifio Turbans , Bonnets and Dress Shape ? .ill of In addition ty this we personally guarantee ,
on at yard
In the sale , not , that
them . trimmed very stylishly for Monday at $3.00 every they are single peed pair shoes and In the latest only style , 98c Irish point , Brussels lace , real FishNets
Pure China silk , in all colors ot the rainhjw , a quality that $3.00 . but also that yon can practically buy two ' '
Nets in fact a'l the c'ass
25c for the of . , high
lias heretofore been hold utftOc , The Cowboy Hat 'eather trimmed pair prlco one.
in silk department at 2'ic Lace Curtains , worth to $
up $7.50 ,
med , sold in millinery stores up Boston Store Selling the Bankrupt Stock of Shoes Formerly
81.50 quality silk velvets , all c : > lors. on bargain square for go on sale at $2.50 pair ; all pair
Monday at It'Jc ' yard to $1.25 , for Monday at 490. . . , merly Owned by A. F. Heinz , Atchison , Kas. nearly sound and per.ect
PARENT OF NOVEL ROYALTY
Eobert Knrr Writes About His Literary
Ocnnado , Anthony Hope ,
NCDiNTS IN THE AUTHOR'S ' CAREER
How ll ii > KM-IIIHM ! llfliiK Inlrrvlowril
_ llarr'H 1'll-Nl At'iiiinliitiiiicr ivllll
Him Tin- Author lit 11 tune
I was very much perplexed when a school-
'txjy In endeavoring to fathom the meaning
of a phnise which had something to do with
a verb. The phrase was "to bo ; to do ; or
to Buffer. " Grammar was a deep mystery
' to me In my youth , and Is yet , as any one
J may learn by a perusal of my Immortal
I works. This phrase recurred to me as I
sat down to write the following Interview
with Anthony Hope. Which Is worse , to
bo Interviewer ; to do an Interview , or to suf
fer an Interview ? When Macbeth says ,
| "Take any hapo but that , and my firm
I nerves shall never tremble , " one feels sure
that the ghost of Hanquo appeared with note
book a nil pencil In hand.
Of all forms of fiction the Interview is the
most brazenly mendacious. It purports to
give a man's Ideas in his owti words , whereas
Umerely _ gives , In the Interviewer's words ,
the Interviewer' * ; version of what a man's
Ideas should be. The public Is entirely In
'error about the real purport of the Inter
view , and when the Innocent man who has
been Interviewed denies next day that ho
ever said such thlmgs , nobody believes him.
When HuJyard Kipling landed In Austra
lia a breathless young man seized upon him
and said :
"I know you won't be Interviewed , and I
don't want to Interview you , although I am
tent to do HO , but I have a first rate scheme
of colonial defence , which no editor In Aus
tralia will print , tocauso I am a simple
newspaper man without reputation , so I have
thrown It Into the form of an Interview
vlth yen. and If you don't mind I can thus
Klve It In to the paper. "
"Why. certainly , " said Kipling , who U l-
wa > H ready to hol | > a fellow creature out of
a hole. The Interview was printed and waa
most enthusiastically received by the Aus
tralian prcfs , us going to show wliat a gri"i >
the great novelist had on matters Imperial.
Thus , the corrojt function ef the interview
is to tpresd abroad the opinions of the In
terviewer at the oxpcnso of the person In
terviewed , so If any thoughts from the brain
of Anthony Hope creep Into this Interview
vlth Mm. It will be because they have es
caped my notice.
UOUUI.NG AN INTERVIEW.
When 1 wan asked to interview Anthony
Hope. I thought It only fair to send to the
novelist a brief note cuitaluiug useful In
formation. I said that It had been wettled
J was to interview him ; that I would call
At tils rooms for that purpose the following
.vcckj that there wore sixteen railways leadIng -
Ing out of London , teveral of which had close
cennoctlcMs with Franco and that In- certain
specified toctlons of that country , wine was
furntahed free at lunch and dinner. By a
etrango coincidence , when I went up the
two ( flight * ot * Ulr to Uie door of Ur.
Hope's rooms , wo found a paper fastened
thereto with a
Gone to the Continent.
Hack In ten minutes.
A. H. H.
And BO "Mr. Witt's Widow" had come to us
from the Temple ; from a room with windows
looking out on Lamb's flue Elizabethan hall ,
and this , too In direct contravention of the
rules for the guidance of the Templers writ
ten by St. Barnard , first abbot of Clalrvaux ,
composed of no less than seventy-two com
mands , the sixty-fourth reading , "No widow
shall bo allowed to dwell In the prceei -
lories. " Furthermore , another clause en
joined that "No knight Is to talk to a broth
er of worldly frolics. All jeots and Idle
words are to bo avoided. " The Infraction of
which rules led to certain penances "In such
case made and provided. " as ono might say ,
to drop Into more modern Temple verbiage.
Ah Anthony , Anthony ! did your conscience
chldo you for the Ignoring of these rules
governing that spot BO many centuries ago ,
and was that the reason you persisted In
quitting the clat-alc shades ot the Temple
for moro commercial and commonplace rooms
In Ducklngham street , In spite of all my ue-
! seedlings to remain , for , not being allowed
to have chambers In the Temple myself , I
wished to possess ono friend there upon
whom I might occasionally call.
BEARDING THE LION.
Well , to make a long story still moro
j lengthy , I may add that I ultimately visited
I Anthony Hope at his chambers In the Turn-
, pie. going boldly up one flight of Rtalrs with
absolutely no excuse for my Intrusion , but
being resolved that If , In my reception , there
was any sign of that Dritisli intolerance , of
which I read In the American vapers , but
! which , up to date , I have never met , I would
deftly switch off from literary matters and
tackle him on u legal basis , eaylng I wanted
to bring an action against FOUIC one and dt > -
1 sired advice. I discovered later that this
mwho.l of retreat would have been a dclu-
Blon , for Anthony Hope was a barrister , and
as such was only to bo approached most re-
iuectfully through a solicitor. You couldn't
go up , give him a dollar , and come away with
a quarter's worth < /f advice.
I knocked at the first landing and the door
apparently opened of Its own acocrd , typical
of the oaco with which thu entrance to a
quarrel Is accomplished. A youth seated on
a high stool turned half round as 1 went in.
Uo had a quill pen lu h's ' hand , with the
foithery end of which ho tlckod ! his llpa.
looking , amid his severely legal surround
ings , as If ho wore enacting a character
from Dieketis and doing It remarkably well.
"Is Mr. Anthony Hope In ? " I asked.
"Mr. Anthony Hope ? Oh , you mean Mr.
Hawkins. Yes sir. "
I know my statement will not be credited
In America , but the youth did not drcp his
"h's" lu pronouncing such of thu above words
as are currently held to bo a pitfall for Ills
couutrymen. Ho slid off the steal , rapped at
a do : > r , and presently desired mo to enter.
I llei'ore doing so , I would like to make a
few remarks about the door In Temple Cham-
i be s. They are double1. There U a green
I I'vzc or black leather duor on the outside ;
I then an Inner ordinary door of oak. Like
many ottuv things lu this slowly built ui.i
old country , these doors have a significance ;
a language of their own. When tlio outer
door stands open , It means that the persan
within Is disengaged. When It Is closed , thu
oak Is Fportod. 1 found out these interesting
particulars by tunning my head against the
Inside door on various occasions , for having
been brought i : ' . > In a one-door country , the
double event seemed to be a constant sur-
* -ls9 to me.
"Mr. Hawkins will see you sir , " said the
There ran through my mind the line which
Chevalier sings. "How'd you fancy Hawkins
for your other name ? " It neemt-d then , that
AiiUiony Hope Lad another aatnu whether he
fancied It or not. For the purposes of this
article. I have been looking through the
writings of Dickens and others , hoping to
meet an adequate description of Anthony
Hope's room In the Temple , but I cannot find
anything that exactly fits It. The room
which Tom Pinch had to set to rights was
naturally all In disorder , the hooks lying In
hears on the f"or , while lu the chambers I
speak of they > wcro all nicely arranged along
the walls. In somber leathern bindings , lookIng -
Ing very solemn , legal and uninteresting ,
lloswcll's account of Dr. Johnson's room and
Its occupant will not do at all.
"It must bo confessed that his apartments ,
furniture and morning drJss were sufficiently
uncouth , " writes the gossiping Jimmy. "His
brown suit of clothes looked very rusty ; ho
had on a little old shriveled unpowdered
wig , which was too small for his head ; he
had a pair of unbuckled shoes by way of slip
pers. " I cannot find that any one visited
Charks L/amb's quarters and described them ,
but Charles himself wrote to Coleridge :
"I have two rooms on the third lloor and
five rooms above with an Inner stalrcaso
to myself and all new painted for 30 a year.
The rooms are delicious and look backward
Into Hare court , where there Is a pump al
ways going ; Just now It Is dry. "
.Many a dry throat has existed In ( ho Temple -
plo besides that of the pump , and perhaps
this accounts for the existence of several
commercial establishments In its environ
ments , where material for moistening Is
vtmlcd us occasion demands. Thu prices for
rooms In the Temple must have advanced
since those spring days when Lamb -frolicked
within Its precincts. No man could get seven
rooms now , or even one , for 30 a year. Hut
iiH the humorist remarked when told that
George Washington had thrown a silver dollar
lar across the Potomac a dollar went further
In thosu days than It docs now.
The furniture In Anthony Hope's room
Boborly accorded with the somewhat gloomy
wainscoting of the apartment , above which
wcro the dusky rows of books. The brcad
table and heavy chairs fell well within the
limits prescribed by the fouud-r of the Tem
ple , who said ( see article 29) ) : "If over that
furulturo la given to a brother in charity
It Is to ho discolored to prevent an appear-
anc9 of superiority or arrogance. " And I
am pleated that truth enables me to add tint
there was of superiority or arrogance about
the man himself any moro than thrc was
about his furniture. He received mu with
a look of gentle surprise upon his face which
I took at the time to be In the nature of a
mlvd Inquiry regarding the cause of my visit ,
but which I afterwards found to be Ills
habitual expression , an expression that has
added au Interrogating wrinkle to a brow
wlnsa youth disentitles It to the wme. I at-
trlbuto this questioning glance to Oxford.
An Oxford man Is never quite certain about
anything. Wo rough-hewn uncolleglato per-
E'ns are positive that Mack Is b'.ack and
whlto la whlto , but a llalllol graduate Is not
so sure ; ho keeps an open mind and awaits
definite cvldcuco that teems never qulto to
In perional appearance Anthony Hope re-
mints one of a Gibson drawing of a hlgh-
claBs KngllBltinan ; Indeed the author might
well have pose-l as the model for many of
the artist's finest efforts , ills clear cut , In
telligent fact ) Is a pleasure to behold ; there
U something of the monk lu his demeanor ,
and nothing I have ever heard him say has
been out of keeping with monastic purity of
conversation. Ho seems ta think no c-vll
cvei of the living , ami certainly speaks none.
! Ho Is one of the three men In England who
I have not been spoiled by succtss. and IH
exactly the same now as he was before pop
ularity tame to him. If I am prone to over
value his quality it U on account of Its ex
treme rarity , ft must often have puzzled
Anthony Hope to know why I called upon
him on. occasions when I had nothing In
particular to say , and my excuse Is merely
that I delight In looking upon a finished
product of the nineteenth century. A thou
sand yearn ago , moro or less , Alfred tbe
Orcat founJed Oxford university , and ever
since that Institute has been turning out
meiii in lots , each group an Improvement on
the one that went before , until at last we ar
rive at Anthony 'Hope. ' And curiously enough
America with one strUIo takes its place at
the head of this thousand-yiar procession
and produces the only man who can draw a
picture of Anthony Hope and place In its
Hues all that we fee in the original ; and
this man Is Charles Dana Olbson. Thus It
beems to mo a great pity If the two coun-
ti les are to wipe each other out , to make a
.Morgan and Lodge holiday , as Saladln anni
hilated the former Templers at Ascalon.
Let us have peace. The mission of Anthony
Hope to the L'r.ilted States will not be profit
less If it shows America that the Englishman
Is not as black as he Is painted by an enter
prising dally press.
The editor was very much disappointed at
this , for he had come over to Europe mainly
lo set us two at each other , so that we might
give expression to various , learned opinions
In the paKes of his paper , but I pointed out
to him that this absence was IVovIdentI.il 1'or
the pitfall of the interviewer Is the Inevitable
denial which follows the [ uiblloatlon of the
Interview ; If Mr. Anthony Hope should see
fit to disown In the columns ot the peycrs the
expressions I attribute to him , I can answer
conclusively that he was not there at the
time he was Interviewed , and consequently
dcctm't know what he la talking about. I
therefore now set out to Interview Anthony
Hope , not knowing at the moment of writIng -
Ing where ho Is , and he not knowing where
My acquaintance with Anthony Hope began
on a ya'iht off the Norway coast , ami on that
occasion also he wasn't ( he'e. On a steamer
chair lay a book entitled "Mr. Witt's Widow , "
wlilch I picked up , and'bewmo Interested In
UK > lady , as one so often' ilf.es on board ship.
The greatest compliment n man can pay au
author Is to buy his bonks , and that trlbuto
Auth.-ny Hope bad from 'mo as soon as I
reached London. S.atncjjaw , I fcare : ! "Mr.
Witt's Widow" ns a ffrst book ; It had all
thu humorous exuberancp of youth In It , but
I learned that there were othirs , and 1 read
them with avidity.
CONCOCTING A ; .MEETING.
Various mutual friends promised mo an In
troduction to the wrljer of these charming
bojks. but the meeting never came olf. Per
haps the author had an Intuition that I waste
to Interview him In bis absence , and so en
deavored to make that absence as i.iurmunent
as p'-bslble ; anyhow , the ( ! od was never In
the Car when I was there to witness Its
descent. The Man of Mark remained In
From the langorous Immpr that pervaded
his books , perhaps It might be called Lam-
horous humor quiet , qualut , nonlnslbtent tun ,
together with the evident love o , ! the coun
try. Indicated In "A Change of Air , " I was
led < to the conclusion tint Anthony Hope llv ( < J
In some delightful rural .village , possible in
Surrey , revelling on the royalties that pou cd
In upon htm from grateful publishers , there
fore , I was surprised when a friend walking
with mo through Kauntaln Court In the Tein-
( ) Ic , jerked his thumb over hls'slioulder In a
casual tort of way , and and said :
"Those are Anthony Hope's n.oms. "
"Let us call on hltn , " said I , stopping
"We don't know him , " objected the other.
"What difference does that make ? We
represent his public , we'arc ' hla customers ;
he is bound to be civil t'o us. "
"I'm not so sure about that , die's a llal
llol man. and thesa llalllol chaps are prone
to ho high and mighty. "
"In that case , " suggested I , "let us follow
the example of the Oxford guide with the
Master of Ualllol himself. I'll tlirow a hand
ful of gravel at his windows , and when he
appears we will bow to him. "
"He'll not appear ; he'll merely send for
the police. "
Much that Is Interesting In life is missed
in London through fear of the force , and en-
terprls-.s of gieat pith and moment , with
this regard , their currents turn awry and
lose the name of action. After all the author ,
in sending forth his books , was asking for
hi cad , so what rjght had we to throw him a
handful of stouts ? We passed on , leaving
Anthony Hope unaware of our vicinity. The
world seems to become more sedate as it
grows older. On that very spot Charles
Lamb used to play tricks with the fountain ,
and no bJhby molested him. The genial
Charles gays : "What a collegiate ? aspect has
that line Elizabethan hall , where the foun
tain plays , which I have made to rise and
fall , how many times ! to the astonishment
of the young urchins , my contemporaries ,
who. not 'being able to guess at Its recondite
machinery , were almowt tempted to hall the
wondrous work as magic. "
Later this same fountain played merrily toTem
Tom Finch and his sinter , persons quite as
real to most of us as Mr. Charles Lamb or
Mr. Anthony Hope.
The worlii has long been waiting for an
expression of opinion from mo regarding the
writing of Anthony Hope. This Is the Ilrst
opportunity I have hart or unbu dcnlng my
self on that subject and I have no hesitation
In saying that It is vile beyond expression.
To prevent error I should state that I am
talking of his penmanship and not of his
hooks. Ho lues sheets of blue foolscap. lie-
Bins at the top with a long line , writing
each following line a little shorter than the
one above It and thus the bottom line Is about
half the length of the nnu at the top. Per
haps in this lies the secret of his popularity ,
HO I set forth his methods that any reader
may try the experiment. I can read with
casoiiabln facility the hieroglyphics on
Clecratra's Needle , whhh has been set up on
the embankment coposlte Anthony Hope's
now rooms , but when I come to the more
mcdorn Imndwiltlug of Anthony Hope him
self I am staggered , I speak feelingly , for
fate once played mo a scurvy trick In this
regard. There was given to mo the first six
chaptcTs of "Phroso , " beautifully typewritten ,
ami , verifying the adage that a certain class
of persons will rush In where an angel would
have somu hesitation In going forward , I
plunged Into the six chapters. Every one
kucws now abfeorblng "Phroso" is. I con
sider It the best bto.-y for serial purposes
that ever was written. When I finished the
six cl'.cnttTK I was consumed with curiosity
to know what happened next. I rushed
breathlessly to Ducklngham street and uo
the two flights of stai by which Anthony
Hope now discourages men accustome-J to
elevators , burst In upon him and demanded
tlio rest of the novel at the muzzle of a
revolver. lie leisurely pulled out a drawer
and his smllo was chlldlllfc and bland as
he handed to me a mass of manusc'rlpt.
"It has not been typewritten yet , " ho
said , "to I am glad for your sake. If you are
InlercEted In the story , that I write a clear ,
plain Land. " I hoped the end of eve y
chapter would bring a partial solution cf the
difficulties which Involved the characters , but
there was uo such luck ; trouble kept hci.v
nenlng right along to the end of the book.
I uas In the condition of the man who had
the tiger by the tall ; I didn't know whttlur
to hang on or let go , but I finally plowed
through the appalling conglomeration of
aibltrary sigui which Anthony Hope HaUiTb
by calling It his hamlurltlng.
In a former lutes-view. Anthony Hope Is
alleged to have cald that no one over helped
him in his literary career. This is mis
take. I have myself been of the gruacst :
atisU'anco to him. In bestowing upon him
good advice. On several occasions when
Anthony Hope Ins Jxen uncertain about a
course of act ! n in fact , this condition of
mind Is chronic with him I have shown him
clearly what he ought to do. ami. thanking
me. he has at once gene and done the op
posite , if this Is not aeslstance , what U ?
I Implored him not to leave the Temple
merely because he gave up law , holding that
If Charles Lamb were satisfied with the sight
of a dry pump , he ought to rest content with
in view of a playing fountain , That settled
it. He moved at once into the house in
Buckingham street , where Pcier the Great
lived during his residence In London , not
withstanding the fact that Peter said ho
had ibut two lawyers in his whole dominions
and he Intended to hang one of them as so.u
as he got home.
Krom his window Anthony Hope sres oppo
site -to him the house In which Samuel
Pepys wrote his jus ly celebrated diary ; a
house now occupied In part by Joseph Pen-
nell. the artist.
The last time I visited Anthony Hope at
1C Buckingham Ftreet he hail just received an
Invitation to go to .America . to lecture , and
had made up his mind not to accept. I
applauded his resolution , telling him that
the United States was an Interesting country ,
but that It was a pity to spoil his visit by
a lecture tour. It was like having to speak
at a public dinner ; one never could enjoy
the dinner because of the fear of the speech
that was to follow. That settled It. The
next thing 1 heard of Anthony Hope was
that he was going to America to lecture. J
fear that his legal training loads him to un
derestimate the value of advice that co.sts
nothing ; however , I bear no malice , and
sincerely wish him the success ho undoubt
edly deserves , In galng through the big coun
try. HOIIEIIT DARK.
* niinim ; > .
It Is proposed to build a railroad to Mount
Slnal , where Metres Is stated In the bible to
have received the law.
There Is a Christian church In Japan that
has only otic male member. The women have
their own way In all mattrrw.
IllHhops Ilowmnn. Tons , Nlndo and Vin
cent fuvor the cqii.il representation of lay
men with ministers In tint Methodist general
conference. Hlshon Fitzgerald Is "content
to leave the whole matter a It Is. "
The Methodist Episcopal Church South pa > H
nLout $150,000 annually for the support of
worn-out preachers and the widows and or-
pliann of deceasc-d preachers. This Is about
( ! per cent of the salarleH paid to presiding
rlilCIT , and pantor& .
It Is stated that ninety-three years ago ,
when the Dlblo society was formed , there
wern only about 4,000 copies of the bible In
the whole world. Since then this society has
circulated 151.M2.S02 copied In 300 different
languages and dialects.
Emperor William has begun at Merlin the
pracMco of keeping the Lutheran churches of
the city open throughout the day and on
week days. Until now only the Roman
Catholic churches have hern loft thus open
to stray worshipers on week days.
The fifty-first annual meeting of the Amer
ican Missionary association will be held lu
Minneapolis October 10-21. The annual ser
mon will bo preached by Rev. Jamca W.
Cooper. I ) . 1) . , of ( Jcniiectlcut. This Is the
flret annuM meeting of tlin nsooclatlon ever
held west of C'hlcago except one.
Rev. Dr. Joro Wltlierspoon , pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of Baltimore , has
been called to the pastorate of Grace Preti-
hytoriari church of Richmond , Va. Ho was
ono of the orators of the centennial cele
bration of Presbyterlanlsm In Philadelphia In
ISbS. and preached at the reinterment of the
bodies of President and Mrs. Poll : .
In 1847 a Lieutenant Maclagju joined the
Madrau division of the Ind'lan army , and , In
isr/j. after applying hlnibelf diligently to the
dutlta of his profession , t udylng languages
and eventually becoming the Interpreter of
his regiment , retired. ThU Lieutenant Mac-
lagan and the present arcbblshop of York
mo ono and thu same person and besides
lib pension ho now draws a salary of $50GoO
The government of Helghim , which has
been a stronghold of the Roman Catholic
church , guarantees liberty of worship to all
religious denominations. The Belgian Mis
sionary church , aa tuu 1'rotCQtant body lu
that country Is railed , lias Increased the
number of Its churches and stations from
twenty-six to fifty-four and the number of
pastors from seventeen to thirty In the laH
ttn years. Nineteen new clupels have aUo
been built and the receipts increased.
A church maid is now en.ployed by the
up-to-date New York churclicii. She wears
a plain black gown and white cap and apron.
It Is her duty to answer questions , direct
persons to the sexton , or tell them to whom
to apply for other Informitljn than she maybe
bo able to give. She Is to rcmu'ln respect
fully near Htrangers , for visitors sometimes
"lift" anything which may titilke their fancy.
The maid albo cares for the mlnlstcr'H study ,
and gives such touches to the edifice as only
a woman can.
IV. Roberts hen Instituted what he calls
the Church of the World lu Kansas City.
Ho conducts services on Sunday mornings
in a theater , where the s'.age Is ret as a
drawing-room in blue and brawn. No col
lection Is taken up. 'The ehurches li.ivo
been begging for a thousand years , " ho said ,
"and ale still In deb1. " Ills subject last
Sunday was "Tho Gospel of the World. " Ho
thinks tlui churches should progress as the
world progresses , bo that a mediaeval monk
returning to life woul.l find the creeds tbe
only things which have net changed slnco
SOMU HKCK.VT IXVU.NTIO.VH.
An Ohio man lian Invented a school desk In
which the supports slide In two sockets In tin )
base to muke it adjustable for large or small
To prevent the stealing of whips from
wagons a newly Invented whip socket has aleck
lock which holds a clump around the butt of
A recently patented nickel lu-the-slot ma-
chllin polished shoes , perfumes the clothing ,
opens a mirror and gives the uner u stick of
gum In one operation.
To safely carry hata In truiikn a new device
Ims < i hage plate whl h Krcv s Into the bo'tom
of the compartment to support a paddcil
block , over which thn hut Is pressed ,
To Iron the neckbands of shirts and set
them In position a new machine ) has an Iron
ring with two flat wheels Insldu to press the
band against the ring as they turn around.
Puillcckn are being manufactured with an
auxiliary cliainbcv which carries an explrHlvo
to bo fired by a hammer Insl lo the lock and
give an alarm when the lock IK tampered
In a new hand welgh'ni ; M'oop thn handle
Is made hollow , with a spring surrounding
the shank of the sccnp and Hupp3rllii Its
weight to Indicate the quantity contained In
A handy vise for mncliln m and bicycle ,
manufacturers has two circular jaws , with
grooves of different slzca cut In thu gripping
eurfatrs. An eccentric lever Is used to clcaa
the jaws , the outer jaw being mounted on a
idldtng rod connected to tlio lever.
KlouciH can bo held In the buttonhole with
out pinning by using a new device consisting
of a folded metal olli/ ( us cned In the but
tonhole , to be spread apart when the utenw
are liibcrtcd , after which the opposita sides
spring togctlier and hold them fast.
A portable burglar alarm has jiut been In
vented for the use of traveling inc.u , consist
ing of a dry battery to which u bell Its at
tached. A cord IK fastened to the door and
runs to the tnvltcli to pull a lever over and
clobu thu circuit UK scon as thu door la
Liquids can bo me-aisured an they are drawn
from harrelH and tanks by a recently pat
ented device , consisting of a glass jar con
nected with the key of the faucet , so that
when turned down thu liquid will flow from
thu barrel Into the jar and when Inverted the
faucet Is closed and tlio jar emptied Heelt
though tUo outlet.