Слике страница
PDF
ePub

ASSOCIATED COMPANIES

LOCAL

LONG
DISTANCE
TELEPHONE

A LINCOLN REMINISCENCE

During the school year 1868–69, while I was in the Washington School, Chicago, an old gentleman visited the school one day who was introduced as Father Brewster. In the little talk which he gave to us he told us that he was born during Washington's second Administration (I do not remember the year), and said, “You will be able to say when you are grown up that you have heard the voice of a man who has lived during the Administration of every President down to the present time.” Father Brewster had been acquainted with a number of the Presidents, intimately so with Mr. Lincoln. He told us that during the Lincoln-Douglas debates he attended one of those occasions, and as he stood in the crowd near the platform Mr. Lincoln beckoned him up to a vacant seat beside himself. Douglas was the first speaker. When Lincoln's turn came, as he arose from his seat he threw off a shawl which he wore and handed it to the old gentleman, saying: “ Here, Father Brewster, hold my cloak while I get up and stone Stephen."

F. J. GURNEY. The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

[graphic][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

THE EX-EMPRESS OF RUSSIA

One of the most interesting recent books about Russia is Mrs. Rheta Childe Dorr's “ Inside the Russian Revolution" (Macmillan). And not the least interesting feature of the book is the personal view of the Czarina given to Mrs. Dorr by an intimate personal friend of the Czarina, Anna Virubova, an admirer if not an accomplice of the infamous Rasputin. We select two extracts. The first relates to Rasputin's mysterious influence over the Czarina through the alleged cure of the Czarevitch :

“Did Rasputin really heal the Czarevitch, and restore him to health ?" I asked.

“Judge for yourself," she replied. "Perhaps you know how ardently the birth of a son was desired by both the Emperor and the Empress. They had four girls, but a woman may not inherit the Russian throne. A boy was wanted, and when at last he came, a poor little sickly baby, the Empress was nearly in despair. The child had a rare disease, one which the doctors have never been able to cure. The blood-vessels were affected, so that the patient bled at the slightest touch. Even a small wound would endanger his life. He might bleed to death of a cut finger. In addition to this the boy developed tuberculosis of the hip. It seemed impossible that he could ever live to grow up. The poor Empress was torn this way and that by the grand dukes and all the members of the Court circle. Each one had a remedy or a treatment he wanted applied to the child. There were always new doctors, new treatments, new operations in the air, The Empress was criticised bitterly because she wouldn't try them all.

“Then came Rasputin,” continued Madame Virubova. And he said to the Empress : ‘Don't worry about the child. He is going to live, and he is going to get well. He doesn't need medicine ; he needs as much of a healthy, outdoor life as his condition can stand. He needs to play with a dog and a pony. He needs a sled. Don't let the doctors give him any except the mildest medicines. Don't on any account allow them to operate. The boy will soon show improvement, and then he will get

“Did Rasputin say that he was going to heal him?" I asked.

“Rasputin simply said that the boy was going to get well, and he told us almost the day and the hour when the boy would begin to get well. When the child is twelve years old,' Rasputin told us, 'he will begin to improve. He will improve steadily after that, and by the time he is a man he will be in ordinary health like other men.' And very shortly after he turned twelve years old he did begin to improve. He improved rapidly, just as Rasputin said he would, and within a few months

[ocr errors]

TELEGRANICO

AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY

AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES

BELL

SYSTEM

[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]

ALL PERSONS CARRYING LIFE INSURANCE are invited to write the Southern Cypress Mfrs.' Assn., 1266 Hibernia Bank Building, New Orleans, La., or 1266 Heard National Bank Building, Jacksonville, Fla. Do so now, even though you have written us in the past. We desire no information, merely your name and address, please. This is the only way you can procure the entirely NEW and very appealing Volume FORTY-THREE of the Cypress Pocket Library, “that international classic on wood” (and sometimes other subjects little suspected yet of high significance).

well.'"

[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]

chine gun.

[ocr errors]

The wheels of war look keenly to lu The lubrication of your truck is as Is your passenger car a pleasure car ? brication. Correct lubrication makes important as the make of your truck. Or is your car a hidden sea of internal for fighting trim, whether of tank, air

troubles ? The finest make of truck is a failure plane, destroyer, dreadnought, or main service unless its multitude of en

The best passenger car on earth ceases gaging parts is absolutely protected

to give pleasure if lubrication fails to

perform the exacting services required Incorrect lubrication makes for de

by correct lubrication against destruc of it. struction from within as unerringly tive friction.

It is unfair to your car to use an inas accurate hostile shell-fire makes for Havoline Oil cuts down upkeep, fuel ferior lubricating oil even occasiondestruction from without. Turn to any cost, replacements, and delayed de ally. That occasional, careless use of fighting front for the vivid lesson of liveries by oiling every bearing with a

an oil that breaks down under heat lubrication. This war is a ceaseless

long-lived, almost invulnerable film of and pressure, exposes dry metal to dry struggle between thrift and waste. The oil that keeps metal from rubbing

metal. Result – destructive friction, motor assets of the nation, whether against metal. Whether in combustion

grind, wear, tear, breakage, the exunder actual fire at the front, or in chambers where heat soars as high as

pense of replacements, loss of mileage

on gas, and less money for your car city streets at home, must survive as 3,000 degrees, or in the final stage of

when trading-in time comes. transmission where stress and strain long as proper care can make them

Havoline Oil does everything that a become tremendous. survive. Your motor cars and trucks

first-class lubricating oil should do or will stand up longer under the grind

The cutting down of upkeep and pro can do. It insures a smooth, economiof hard service if

longation of the life of trucks loom
lubricate with
you

cal, and efficient development and
important in the conservation of the
Havoline Oil. The preference of a

transmission of power. It maintains a mobile assets of a nation at war. perfect, protecting film of oil between vast majority of America's better-class Havoline Oil substitutes complete lu

all engaging surfaces. Its proper use motorists for Havoline Oil is the one brication for partial lubrication. And

absolutely prevents that destructive greatest argument for Havoline Oil. remember that an inferior lubricant

internal rough-house" of metal rubThis correctly graded lubricant, repwhich breaks down under heat and

bing against metal. resented by Havoline Light, Havoline

gear-pressure gives you only partial The use of Havoline at all times gives

lubrication. And partial lubrication Medium, and Havoline Heavy, lubri

you all the assurance that is scientifimeans an imperfect gas seal, hence cally possible that you are so lubricatcates any car to the limit of scientific

loss of mileage on gas. It means ing your car that it will wear as long, possibility from a brand new racer to

scarred cylinder-walls, broken piston run as smoothly, and command as a ten-ton truck that has recorded years rings, broken bearings, shorter life of high a re-sale price as entirely correct of heavy-duty service.

your truck, and lower re-sale value. lubrication can guarantee.

Ask for Havoline in the sealed container.
Havoline greases are compounded of Havoline Oil and pure, sweet tallow. Clean to handle and correct in body.

Producers and Refiners New York
Incorporated

Indian Refining Company

HAVOLINE OIL

REG.U.S. PAT. OFF.

It makes a difference

498

The er-Empress of Russia ( Continued) he could walk. Before that, when he went out it was in the arms of a soldier, who loved him better than his own life, and would have gladly given his life if that could have brought health to his prince. The man's joy when the child really began to walk, began to play with his dog and his pony, was equaled only by that of the Empress. For the first time in her life in Russia she was happy. Do you blame her, do you blame me, for being grateful to Rasputin? Whether he cured him or God cured him I know no more than you do. But Rasputin told us what was going to happen, and when it was going to happen. Make of it what you will."

Rasputin told the Empress of Russia that her son would begin to improve when he was twelve years old. Almost any doctor might have told her that it was not unlikely that he would begin to improve as soon as adolescence began. Many childish weaknesses, and even some very grave constitutional weaknesses, have been known to disappear gradually from that period. Empresses and ladies-inwaiting are not usually medical experts, but they might have learned that much from ordinary reading, if the doctors failed to enlighten them. But neither Alexandra nor Virubova knew it, and when Rasputin threw that gigantic bluff at them they grabbed it. As a guesser Rasputin was a wonder, for the almost impossible happened and the sick little Czarevitch lived up to his prediction. That's what I make of it.

The second extract throws a curious light on the Czarina's literary taste. Madame Virubova said :

** We (that is, the Czarina and Madame Virubova) read a great deal. It may interest you to know that we read many American books."

“What American books did the Empress read ?" I asked.

“ We read Mrs. Eddy's book, of course, and the complete works of the great American author Miller."

“Miller ?" I interrupted, surprised. Miller ?"

“I don't remember his first name," said Madam. Virubova. But you must know whom I mean. He wrote many religious and philosophical works. The Empress was very fond of them.”

I was obliged to confess that I had never heard of Miller, and Madame Virubova looked her surprise.

We leave it to our readers to decide who among the many American writers named Miller is the author so admired.

[graphic][subsumed][subsumed]

99

• What

[ocr errors][ocr errors]

Visit the National Parks

This Summer

Secretary of the Interior Lane has officially announced through the press that the National Parks will be open this year as usual. Travelers will be carried on the regular trains and will be cared for at the hotels as formerly.

Let us send you information about the National Parks. Specity, if possible, which Parks you are planning to visit, the length of time you can give to your trip and the approximate amount you wish to spend for it, and we will be glad to send you itineraries, literature, and information. There is no charge to Outlook readers for this service.

THE CENSUS BUREAU

MACHINES In an account of the punching, sorting, and tabulating machines used by the Census Bureau, The Outlook, last October, said that these machines had been invented and designed by employees of the Census Bureau. A correspondent has written us asserting that the fundamental idea of such machines was contributed by Dr. Herman Hollerith, and our correspondent incloses a pamphlet by H. T. Newcomb, who was formerly Expert Chief of the Division of Agriculture in the office of the Twelfth Census. In that pamphlet reference is made to Dr. Hollerith's originating of this electrical method of tabulation. Dr. Hollerith, it may

be said, had been in the service of the Federal Government, and was a special agent of the Tenth Census. It remains true, however, that the automatic tabulating machine was designed and constructed by the employees of the Census Bureau and made in the Bureau's laboratory, that the punching machine was invented and designed by an employee of the Census Bureau, and that the sorting machines were rebuilt, necessitating redesigning and a general new construction by the employees of the Census Bureau, and this work was done in the Bureau's laboratory. We are very glad to make this reference to Dr. Hoflerith.—THE EDITORS.

TRAVEL AND RECREATION BUREAU The Outlook Company, 381 Fourth Avenue, New York

[graphic][ocr errors][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed]
[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]

The demand for White Fabrics indicates their popu-
larity for the coming season. We have on hand every
conceivable weave and weight for Blouses, Dresses, and
Separate Skirts, as follows:
Imported Dimities, 28 and 30 in. wide, 250 to 75 yd.
Imported Dotted Swiss, 30 and 40 in. wide, 75c to $1.50 yd.
Imported Batiste, 40 in. wide, $1.25 to 2.00 yd.
Imported Voiles, 40 to 45 in. wide, 50c to $1.50 yd.
Imported Piques, 36 in. wide, 50c to $1.25 yd.
Imported Madras, 32 in. wide, 350 to 75 yd.
Imported Eponge, 54 in. wide, $1.00 to 1.25 yd.
Novelty Skirtings, 36 in. wide, 75c, 85, $1.00 to 1.75 yd.
Novelty Voiles and Crepes, 36 to 45 in. wide, 50c to $2.50 yd.
Poplin and Repp, 36 in. wide, 50c, 75 to $1.00 yd.
Japanese Crepes, 30 in. wide, 40c to 75 yd.
Also French Lawns, Batiste, Transparent Organdies,
French Nainsook, Ecru Batiste, India and Persian
Lawns, Sylva Lawns, English Nainsook, Long Cloths,
French Percales, Handkerchief Linens, Linen Cambrics,
and the heavier Linens in all the various weaves, widths,
and qualities to meet all requirements.

Samples of any of the above materials, not
bordered materials, will be sent on request.
Please state name and price of materials

desired and purpose for which intended.
James McCutcheon & Co.

Fifth Ave., 34th & 33d Sts., N. Y.

Biography.of a Million Dollars (The). By

George Kibbe Turner. Little, Brown & Co.,
Boston. $1.50.

This story, while it has no literary grace, has energy

and movement. Bill Morgan, a machinist, combines with a brilliant but impractical inventor in the manufacture of a new motor cycle. They make an enormous success and Bill becomes a millionaire. Then he enters the slippery field of corporation finance and comes up against what he calls the cold, smiling boys of Wall Street. In the end he gets out intact, for he has intuition and is a hard fighter. As the publishers truly say, “ This is a story of speed, of greed, of love and hate, of ambition and distrust." Gossip Shop (The). By J. E. Buckrose. The

George H. Doran Company, New York. $1.35. This is one of those agreeable and entertaining stories of life in an English country town which in flavor remind one of Mrs. Gaskell's “ Cranford.” Mrs. Buckrose is an adept at this kind of fiction, and her sense of humor plays with effect around the curious little mysteries of the novel The anti-gossip moral is all the stronger because it is never obtruded. Impossible People. By Mary C. E. Wemys.

Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, $1.50.

A quietly pleasing story of an English curate and his wife who are unconventional but kindly and true-hearted.

POETRY From Dream to Dream. Poems. By Edith

Willis Linn. James T. White & Co., New

York. Gardens Overseas, and Other Poems. By

Thomas Walsh. The John Lane Company,

New York, $1.25. Hill-Tracks. By Wilfrid Wilson Gibson. The

Macmillan Company, New York. $1.75. In Praise of War. Military and Sea Verse. By

Don C. Seitz, Harper & Brothers, New York.

$1. Nocturne of Remembered Spring, and

Other Poems. By Conrad Aiken. The Four
Seas

mpany, Boston. $1.25. One Who Dreamed. Songs and Lyrics. By

Arthur Crew Inman. The Four Seas Com

pany, Boston. $1.25. Poems. By Carroll Aikins. Sherman, French & Co., Boston. 750.

BIOGRAPHY Latest Light on Abraham Lincoln and

War-Time Memories. By Ervin Chap man, D.D., LL.D. Introduction by Bishop John W. Hamilton. Illustrated. 2 vols. The

Fleming H. Revell Company, New York. $5. The title-page is sufficiently descriptive. The book contains a good deal that is new. We had never seen before the matter here collected showing Lincoln's early de votion to the temperance cause-appropriate just at this juncture. The author makes more of the Jacquess-Gilmore mission to Jefferson Davis than do Nicolay and Hay in their biography, but, if he overestimates

, the biographers have somewhat underestimated its importance. Dr. Chapman's style is somewhat discursive; his volumes would have gained by condensation; but they are not only interesting, they are a valuable addition to our acquaintance with one of the world's greatest and best of men. Mad Monk of Russia, Iliodor (The). Life

, Memoirs, and Confessions of Sergei Michailovich Trufanoff. Illustrated. T'he Century Company, New York. $2. Even the French Revolution furnishes no parallel to the story unfolded in this volume bearing on the Russian Revolution.

[graphic][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed]
« ПретходнаНастави »