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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 6, 1903)
Romance Yields Delightful Harvest
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MARGARET HORTON POTTER, AUTHOR OP 'THE CASTLE OF TWI
UGHT" A. C. M'CLURG & CO., CHICAGO.
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PA AND MA GLADDEN CENTURY.
HE Shadow of Victory," a romance
of Fort v Dearborn, by ' Myrtla
Reed. It Is not historical, but
purely a thrilllngly told romance.
At the opening of the story one Is
charmed with the glimpse of the happy-go-lucky
life led by the settlers and the troops
stationed at the fort As we read the words
of the trader, Mackenzie, we marvel at
their fulfillment In the ninety years which
have elapsed :
"Things are moving westward, and some
day in this valley there ought to be a great
' city about where the fort now stands. It's
the place for It the river and the lake, with
good fanning country all around."
Things might possibly have gone dif
ferently at the fort, but the captain was a
man who believed that under any and all
circumstances "a soldier Is a man who
Obeys orders." When General Hull gave
orders to evacuate the fort and march to
Fort Wayne, the remainder of the officers
and the settlers believed It was a foolish
- thing to do. The lieutenant said:
"Since the first soldiers marched against
the enemy, there has been a false worship
of orders we have regarded the dictum of
a commander as equivalent to a flat of God.
Good men and true have gone to a needless
death because the commander was a fool."
When the orders came the woods were
full of Indians, and they were even then
holding War dances In the hollow. One after
another "of the men -pleaded . with the cap'
tain to "change the order stay." v-
"We march tomorrow if I go alone," he
replied. i ...
"Attention! Forward march -;
. To the miisio of the Dead March the col-.
mn swung Into line and turned southward
from the fort.' At the head rode Captain'
Wells, who; after an Indian custom, had
blackened his face with wet gunpowder In
token of approaching death. ' They were
scarcely more' than In" line' when the' mas
sacre, was on.tThe little company, were' al-,
most to a person-sacrificed 'and' the recital
Is a harrowing -tale. The survivors were
taken to Detroit as prisoners of war. - In the
faceof'all this horror they talk 'over the
situation,' and a brave man says:
' "We must' go forward or retreat, 'there la
no ' standlng still. - Yesterday a. battle was '
f ojjght which ' ln its essence1" was" for the -
possession jt the frontier. We have sur-
rendered, but we have riot 'given up. If we'
retreat tt . must. be fought again. From '
shore to shore 'of '.this 'great country. there"
must beT one' flag and ona law. -Her .where -'
the' ashes of1 the fort now 116 some day"a"
city muststand." ' tc. -,' v 7 r
.The book Is sure-of. a warm reception ' "
from all those'who'loye an exciting story '
welj ' told. - Published by' G. P. Putnam's
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"The Heart of Rome," a tale of the "Lost"
Waters," Is a romance by Marlon Craw
ford. It baa ' bo pretenaloiu of being
founded on fact or of being Identified with
any living persons. It Is a story of the
finding of an archeologlcal treasure. In
terwoven with a love story, and the mys
terious course of the "lost waters."
The story ' opens with the ruin of the
Contl family, and their hasty departure
from Rome, leaving the youngest daughter
In the care of the Baroness Volterra, who
has great' social aspirations, as well as
money, and believes that in entertaining
Donna Sablna she will gain great siclal
prestige. The ancestral palace of the Contl's
falls Into the hands of the Baron Volterra,
who Is as eager to make money as hi
wife to gain social distinction and is
blessed with an elastlo conscience. Tra
dition says that there are bured treasures
in the palace and the baron wishes to gain
possession of it by some means. He com
missions an Intelligent engineer to search
for the hidden treasure, who In the mean
time becomes acquainted with Donna Sa
blna and touched by her dependent posi
tion, resolves to find the treasure and help
hidden passages to the Tiber. The pro
gress and success of the work Is noted in
- the narrative as is also the progress of the
mutual Interest between Donna Sablna and
the engineer, and the ultimate achieve- ,
ment of the plans and the more-thao-hopea
of the engineer. The story Is told in a very
Interesting manner and the Incidents re
lated aro not Impossible. The MacMUlan
company is the publluher.
"The Forest Hearth" is a romance of the
'30s, the scene of which Is laid "upon the
Blue river, near the center of a wilderness
that had Just been christened Indiana."
The story Is of a young man and a maiden
who have loved each other from childhood
and for whom the course of true love was
of the provrrbtal unsmoothness. The char
acterisation of the book is interesting .and
there Is a good deal of quaint and quiet
humor In it. Mr. Charles Major, the author,
has given the odd customs of the period,
.the games and most Important of all the.
'spelling bee," In an Intensely Interesting'
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tHE MASTER ROGUE Bl DAVID GRAHAM PHIIJOIS Ji'CLURlB. PHIL
LIPS & CO.
her. to put In her claim for her share of
'the 'patrimony, of which her family had
in 'their selfishness and extravagance de-
'frauded her. There are indications that
the "lost' waters" " have in times past
' flooded' the vaults' In which he Is at work
and 'can be "heard at all times. The "lost
waters"-': we are" told' often rise In dlffer
ent places'ln Rome, 'sometimes to such an
extent as to Impede the progress of the
laying of foundations, coming from an
unknown source and disappearing through
manner. There are eight illustrations by
Clyde O. DeLand. The iAacmlllan com
pany Is the publisher. -"..'
A poet of sentiment grown weary of the
modern article with which; he had come
Into contact exclaimed in song, "Old loves
ace best." Those who agree with the poet,'
as well as those who enjoy the romantio
side of characters prominent in America's
early history, are taken "Through the Gates
cf Old Romance" by W. Jay Mills for an
enjoyable mental journey. Mr. Mills re
lates an unrecorded romance, the Franklin
family helped into power, the love story of
Nathaniel Moore and the "heavenly Ellen,"
poetic courtship of Philip Freneau, poet of
the revolution, Major Andre's last love, a
true picture of the last days of Aaron
Burr and several others. The volume Is
handsomely Illustrated and the typography
' and paper superb. Published by Lipplncott
& Co., Philadelphia.
"The Trail of the Grand Seigneur," by
Olln L. Lyman. The scenes of this Inter
esting story center about Backett's Harbor
on Lake Ontario, and Kingston In Canada,
where some, not well - known, but very
stirring events occurred In the early 1800' s.
Mature had done so much to make the
region romantic It attracted the French
refugees of noble lineage who were driven
from France by the Reign of Terror. Mr.
Lyman, with rare genius, has woven these
romantio conditions with some of the
legends of the region Into a story which U
at once historically valuable and replete
with the sort of entertainment that novel
readers' seek. There are ' seven colored
Illustrations. Published by New Amster
dam Book Company. lt
"Gipsy Jane" Is a very interesting story
of a little girl whose mother wss a real
Gipsy and hsr father a titled English gen
tleman. Her mother grew homesick In her
beautiful' English home' after a few years
and returned to New Tork to her tribe,
dying soon after her arrival. Her little
daughter lived with her grandmother In
the Gipsy camp until she was 8 years old,
not knowing what It was to live In a hour.
From her father she has Inherited tastes
that make her dissatisfied with the Gipsy
life. She la a wonderful dancer, a bright
and pretty little girl and - a natural mu
sician. It Is through her love of muslo
and her desire to hear good muslo that she
finds her. way to the .city to hear it and
later to take part wlth.lt, dancing with her
tambourine and the music of an orchestra.
During a week's engagement she Is recog
nised by her father, who claims her and
takes her back to the ancestral home,
Rosemere Hall. It Is with delight that she
departs, as. she wants to be a part of the
beautiful world and learn to 'read like
other little girls of 8 years In the city do.
She Is ambitious to learn to play the violin
and through the whole story ..she Is a
sunny-hearted ; and . unspoiled . little glrL
The author, Harriet A. Cheever. has given
a story which will hold the Interest from
first to last and is' Just as wholesome as
Interesting. Dana Estes & Co. are the pub
lishers. ,' , "Tennessee Todd," a novel of life on ths
great . Mississippi river, by G. W. Ogden.
The era of the story Is late In the '80s,
when the steamboat trafflo of the Mis
sissippi, "one-fifth of the world's com-
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