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Indianapolis Press (Newspaper) - July 1, 1888, Indianapolis, Indiana The Indianapolis press sunday july a 1888. A talk with a mormon celestial and plural marriages John t. Caine. Flint it porn Toni Agunien think polygamy Wilson Wiio Truff the present head the Monnon Church Delegate nine Utah. Ftp eclat the june 28.�?. John t. Calne Iho mormon Delegate from Utah is a Monog Amist in practice if not in theory. He Lias but one wife and mrs. Caino is a handsome dark eyed lady about 35 40 j ears age. She lives Here at Tho capital with her husband during the congressional , and though she does not care Mitch for the society Tho Ime Ricau capital she is a woman culture and accomplishments. She is a relative Florence Nightingale and an enthusiastic mormon. I chatted with . Caine last night about mormon women. He said Quot the Mormen women Are in the True sense the word help meets. Uliey have an exalted idea the solemn and responsible obligations a wife Hood and motherhood. This is a result the mormon belief that Maniago is if. For eternity As Well As for time. The solemnities which attend a mormon marriage the teach Ings the Church the admonitions mothers All tend to develop the True biblical idea the marriage state. The True mormon woman considers herself an integral part the Community and is inspired with an Earnest purpose to fulfil her destiny in this life and is sustained and cheered by the unwavering belief that in the life to come her Reward will correspond to the part she has sustained in the preparatory state existence. Quot the condition mormon women Quot continued . Caine Quot has been systematically misrepresented. From the founding the mormon Church the spirituality women is so largely developed has contributed in a marked degree to the growth Aid spread the As revealed to the latter Day a Ai its. The constancy the heroism the self sacrificing self a negating characteristics the go it id and Noble woman have in no age and among no people been More conspicuously displayed. Regard for a moment what they have had to endure. It has not been Mere privations in ident to expulsions from one settlement to another culminating in the unparalleled pilgrimage from the Banks the Mississippi to Salt Lake Valley and the dreadful experiences the first in thai desert Region. Above and beyond All Mere physical discomforts and sufferings there rested the weight the world s reproaches the sneers the contumely the pointing the Finger scorn. Quot and during All the years from the Days the saints sojourning at Kirtland o., How Many instances have there been women forsaking their Church disavowing their belief in the gospel revealed to Joseph Smith complaining their lot seeking to escape the slavery they have been represented to to living in Quot Quot but Quot said i Quot were they not and Are not the mormon women today less intelligent than the average american women Quot i think not Quot replied . Caine. Quot our women Ever since the Days when Joseph Smith began to preach the new and wonderful things which had been revealed to him have been the Best Stock new England new York Pennsylvania and the Western Reserve Ohio. They were just As intelligent just As refined just As Well educated As the average wives mothers and daughters the Farmers Western new Yuriv Eastern and Western Pennsylvania Vermont Massachusetts Connecticut new Hampshire and northeastern Quot it is said that a majority the mormons Are foreigners Quot Quot that is altogether false there is a smaller percentage aliens among them than is to be found in the population Many states and territories. We have As Good a school system As any territory can boast. The cd a Are fewer mormons who cannot read and write than among the people Many Northern states. The percentage illiteracy in Utah in precisely that the state Quot How about woman s rights in Utah Quot Quot the mormons were among the first Quot replied . Caine Quot to dignify womankind a with the right suffrage. Under the Laws the territory married women can hold real As Well As personal property in their a own right sell and convey the same and engage in any kind business Independent their husbands. There is not a settlement in Utah which has not a Young ladies Mutual improvement society. Some the Ablest exponents the rights women Are mormon wives and mothers. The woman s exponent edited and published by mormon women is a Bright and Able woman s Quot Hov do the mormon women regard the anti polygamy movement Quot Quot the majority our women like the great majority mormon men. Have never been in polygamy. They believe As All mormons do that the revelation to Joseph Smith concerning celestial marriage came direct from god and that in certain cases and under certain circumstances plurality wives Vas permissive. The nature a woman is the same the world Over. Only religious conviction an overwhelming character can constrain any Good woman to have her husband s aide actions shared by another. But that conviction religious duty and self sacrifice will enable a woman a to curb her feelings and endure unselfishly and even with cheerfulness so great a anal there can be no doubt. Some the Best the purest the noblest women that Ever lived have been mormon plural . Is celestial marriage and pm trial marriage one and the same thing Quot i asked. Quot certainly not. Celestial Man Page is simply our marriage ceremony and those who Are Man red according to it Are bound to each other for All eternity end not for this life Only. Of course plural mar Ridge share always celebrated according to the celestial rite. But celestial marriages Are not necessarily plural marriages. There Are marriages among Monnens for time and not for eternity but All Good mormons should be married for eternity a As Well As for Quot what. . Caine Quot said i Quot is the Gen Terai effect the mormon religion in making Good citizens Quot Quot Well you can look at the facts Quot was the reply. Quot it is forty one years since the mormons pitched their tents where the City Salt Lake now stands. You know the Hist cry their expulsion from Nauvoo and the Story their Pioneer band crossing the Mississippi River the ice and Tho main body following in detachments. Within two years More than 10,000 people made a journey nearly 2,000 Miles from Dinois Iowa and Missouri to the Valley the great Salt Lake. They had to sustain themselves in route to grow their Corn and wheat to grind their meal and flour to provide their meat to Shear their flocks spin the Yam and weave the cloth for raiment. They had to Deal with Savage indians and while doing All this they contributed 500 the Flower their manhood to help fight the Battles their country against Tho mexicans. There is not in All the annals Tho human race another such example a great body people so peaceably and successfully performing such an undertaking. Their religion alone enabled them to do it. Quot the founding their communities in the desert Region great Salt Lake and the redemption those sterile wastes would not Piave been possible but for the Moi Mon religion. From 10,000, who gathered in Utah from Tho Banks the Mississippi Tho mormon people in tie in ter Mountain Lerfon have grown to Over 200,000 souls. They have colonized sterile and inhospitable regions. Ninety per cent the whole number Are Laud owners tie title being vested in each individual and not in the Church Community As commonly supposed. There is not a settlement without a school House. The Thrift the people is the remark every stranger who visits a mormon Community. The absence alms houses and paupers. Of rum shops and gambling Hells is always noted and commented a Quot Tell me something about you missionaries Quot Quot to enable you to understand our missionary system Quot said . Caine Quot i must premise that in Utah we have ecclesiastical divisions the territory into stakes and wards. Each stake bus a president and two Counselor a greater less number wards presided Over by a Bishop and two Counselor compose a stake. At each Semi annual conference the whole Cli Ucli the presidents tie stakes present the names men residing Witlin their jurisdiction who Are available As missionaries from those who Are so circumstanced As to be Able to go and preach tie gospel. They Are such As Are considered to be qualified for the work Olio Are willing to go and Are Able to provide for Timeir families if married who can be spared by their parents if unmarried Olio Are without family responsibilities. It is entirely a voluntary service. Tii Ose who Are Able to do so must Bear their own travelling expenses while others have their travelling expenses paid to their missionary Fields by voluntary contributions from their friends and neighbors. All must support themselves while missionary Quot is tithing compulsory Quot Quot not at All. At one time when the Church was established in Missouri there was a Law tithing one tenth the increase and income being an obligation to contribute to the lord. But tithing is now simply a voluntary obligation and the conscience the contributor is the Only guide to his giving Quot Quot what is the total membership the mormon Church and where does the greatest Success attend the labors your missionaries Quot Quot the total membership will probably not exceed half a Molion. Our missionaries course have met with the greatest Success in the United states. They Are still Labouring in almost every state and territory. In England Wales Scotland Ireland Denmark Sweden Norway Switzerland and Germany there is a steady growth the Church. We have Mission s in Australia new zealand and the Sandwich islands. The spread the gospel among the maoris new zealand and the Sandwich islanders has been very marked and the corresponding improvement those people has been acknowledged by every one familiar with the work our missionaries. Our colonies in Mexico and in British Columbia Are flourishing. The influence our missionaries among the indians this continent has always been for Good and the prevention More than one bloody War has been due to our people. It is the Peculiar Mission our Church to convert the indians who we believe Are the defendants an ancient civilized people who possessed the True Christian Faith this continent As recorded in the Book Quot Tell me something . Woodriff the acting head the Quot Wilford Woodruff As president the twelve apostles became the executive head the Church the death president John Taylor. He was born March 1, 1807, in the town Avon Hartford county. Conn., and is a his eighty second year. He comes Good old fashioned Puritan Stock and for More than half a Century has been an Active untiring and marvellously Els client worker in the Church. He was baptized in 1833 and soon after became an intimate companion the Prophet Joseph Smith. From that time he began to Journ Alize events transpiring within his knowledge recording them by a system Short hand invented by himself. A great part his life has been devoted to missionary work and his Success was remarkable. During seven months in herefords fire Gloucestershire and Worcestershire England he and his fellow labourers converted and baptized More than 1,800 persons including some 200 preachers various denomination a. He was one the Pioneer band that led the exodus from Nauvoo ills., to Sale Lake Valley and has been one the Foremost men in the founding and building Utah. All his life he has been Active tireless in Church work and at the same time an industrious Hai d working army. Quot although in the s2d year his life he possesses a Cle?.r and Quot robust intellect and displays remarkable physical vigor. He is not a politician in any sense the word. His conservatism is marked and in keeping with Tho simplicity his nature. He is sympathetic kind Loving and wonder filly per Wilford Wood cup. Us Ive. A great part the latter years his life has been spent visiting outlying mormon settlements helping the unfortunate encouraging the despondent and directing material is Well As spiritual works. He can t be Idle. A genial Dispo fit ion endears him to All who come in Contact with him. He has been for Many years the Church historian and his retentive memory his habit journal zing and his great conversational Powers make if him a most delightful and interesting fraits g. Car amps. A Parad _ a feature Cincinnati s show preparations for a great display july 4th�?a Barge illustrating fur Trade the Wabash in Pioneer Days. Cincinnati is leaving nothing undone to make her coming Centennial exposition a Brilliant Success and the preliminary Parade the morning Independence Day will be the finest Ever exhibited in the United states in the line historic and descriptive . James p. Love superintendent the Parille. Began by issuing a general invitation to the Large firms the City and so Many them have prepared Quot barges Quot that with the thirty illustrating the state s and City s history the whole will present a cot Splete Panorama development and Industrial Progress for a Hundred years. Some the historic Quot barges Quot Are prepared with an elaboration Art and Nice attention to details that make them Start Linfrey realistic. First to the spectators Quot will be so Iowa the wooded wilderness Ohio and the aborigines in Council then the Entrance the Pioneer the log Cabin the Early struggles with nature wild by 36 feet the Tower is 20 feet Square and 90 High and the Chancel is feet wide. The facade has a Gable rising 45 feet and in the upper portion is a round window 10 feet in diameter which is the gift the sunday school connected with the Church. The effect the whole is one Beauty and taste. Tho memorial window to the late president Arthur is in this Church and there is a memorial window in the South Wall the Chancel presented by miss Kneeland and her sister mrs. Monroe new York in memory George amp Ireland. The Chancel is a memorial gift miss Kneeland and her sister mrs. Monroe new York. It is divided from the Nave by a round Arch Stone 22 feet wide and 26 feet High. The Walls the Chancel have a Wainscot Ash g feet High and Tho ceiling is wholly Wood in the form a barrel vault divided into a series panels with folded Cornice. The Organ the left the Chancel is the gift Charles Lanier new York. Lenox Memoria Viiu Kii. The Tower is also a memory iii gift from p. Augustus schermerhorm and Helen s. Auchmuty. In memory their brother Henry a. Schermerhorm. The Bell in the Bell deck the Tower is the gift mrs. Kuhn new York. Superb altar cloths have been presented by miss Taintor Hartford Conn. Tie Church has been erected under the direction col. R. T. Auchmuty new York and Lenox who gave about $20,000 towards its construction. The Sale the old Churchi edifice and minor subscriptions amounted to about �30,000.a commendable institution. Foot -wasirrirc.tox. Beasts and wild men including the awful scene the torture col. Quot afford by the Savages under command capt. Pipe the renegade Simon Girtz and other chiefs. A Fine View fort Washington and another the indians attacking a Flat boat its passage Down the Ohio will Complete the picture Early Pioneer Days. The following scenes will be More peaceful and agreeable. There will be a reproduction the Barge boat in which i Gen. George Rogers Clarke set out to capture Vincennes another the Flag ship Law Rencey just after the Battle Lake Eriq and others Early events about Cincinnati and at various places in Ohio. Of course the celebrated treat Greenville by which Gen. Anthony Wayne obtained the title to so much the West is a conspicuous fact in the Quot Barge Quot reproductions. That treaty is Tho main reason Why the Early history Eastern Indiana is not so eventful As that Ohio but when civilization had rolled to Tho Wabash and a new generation indians had come to the front Indiana s heroic ago ensued. It is not the least interesting the Points in the history the West that a Franco Miami Iliza tion a certain sort began the Vav Bash before a word English was heard West the Scioto yet the warring age Ohio precedes that Indiana some thirty years Tho interval separating Gerry Bigfoot capt. Pipe and top Zenabee from Elk Watana la Farine Killbuck and Tecumseh. Of Coure the neighbouring states will not figure materially in the Parade but they will be a veil represented at the exposition. It is a fact Worth noting in View present political conditions that Tho Wabash Valley was saved to the Whites by two desperate Battles and the two american commanders in each became presidents. Col. Zachary Taylor held fort Harrison against la Farine and his Allied indians and Gen. William Henry Harrison broke the Sli Awnee confederacy at Tippecanoe. One handsome Quot Barge Quot in the Parade will represent Tho Early fur Trade Tho Vav Bash another the Quot double log Cabin Quot the Middle Era that state s history and other various suggestive scenes. The club for Woi King girls founded at Hoboken x. J. This is an ago clubs. Not Only do men have clubs but the club fever is extending to women. There is a class clubs composing Quot Tho association working girls Wlinich is calculated to give a great Deal Comfort to a hard v. Worked woman. There Are now eighteen clubs in Tho association whose members come from shops offices factories and some from service. Each club has a name which usually indicates the character Tho employment its members. Fifteen these clubs Are located in new York Brooklyn Yonkers. N. Y., and Hoboken n. J. The remaining three Aro at Boston Binghamton and Springfield mass. _ one these club.? Industrial society Hoboken. N. its own club House. It was built especially for the purpose and donated by mrs. Storms Castle Point. It is Wood four stories High. On the second floor there Are Largo Parlours which can be Divi led thrown into one by shutting opening folding doors. The flo9rs Are carpeted and there Are Quot tables covered with periodicals and newspapers. A piano is included in the furniture the club so there need be no Lack music. The windows Are taste Hoboken working girls cd tab House fully curtained and the Walls Hung with pictures. Besides these Are vases and other ornaments. Mrs. Alexander is president the club and is very popular with the girls. Altogether it makes a charming place for the members to while away any Leisure time they May have and will doubtless have a refining and intellectual influence. Indians attacking a Fla boat. Of the regular exposition also the historical features will be interesting though secondary to Tho general display. A Hundred thousand dollars Worth elegant pictures Are already in place and nearly $400,000 Worth More Are promised. Thei Earo eighteen Miles aisles in the buildings and All the surroundings Are the same Imperial scale. These figures alone would prove that Ohio is determined to do her whole duty in illustrating the Century s growth the s handsome Church. It is a memorial Structure and Cost �130,000. Lenox mass., the favorite summer resort Many Blue blooded families new York and other Eastern cities has a handsome new place worship which is known As the Trinity memorial Church memorial from the fact that it has been erected by a few individuals As a memorial to their deceased friends. Its Cost was $120,000, and it is located the main Street directly across from the Lenox club House. The material which the building was constructed is the local Granite. The Nave is 85 by 42 feet the transept 85 gallantry in Cental America. Yucatan gentlemen Higier in the social scale than John Tho Baptist Are not less extravagant in their expressions gallantry. In saluting ladies they still observe Tho Spanish form a los pies de usted Quot at your feet to which figure speech Tho Correct response is Quot Beso a noted la Mana Quot i kiss the hand to Yon. In closing an Ordinary letter business Friendship everybody in this part the world always adds b. S. M., mean Uig Beso sus Manos i kiss your hands. The Spanish american like his latin Brethren across the sea talks quite As much with his hands and eyes As with his Tongue and a hings his shoulders As frequently As a Frenchman. One the very prettiest the Many gestures in general use Here is called the Beso Solado throwing kisses by gathering the fingers the right hand Quot into a close group touching the lips and throwing them out like a fan at the same time blowing in the hand As it is .tstretched toward the person for whom the demonstration is intended thus signifying that five kisses Are Given at record. The Boston girl s foot. Quot How about the feet. Tho women Quot asked the reporter Tho shoo dealer. Quot growing smaller too. To used to sell fours and fives now we sell threes and fours. I think the average is about four. I know at least a dozen Good sized women who Wear number twos. It takes less leather to clothe the Boston foot today than it did ten Twenty years Quot How about coms i Quot Quot Comoro plenty now than recurs ago. The Boston foot is Good shape and perfect in every respect. It can walk As Well and dance us sprightly As Ever and looks much better. The superfluous flesh and Bone has been eliminated and All the usefulness still Jane s letter it is mostly about hot weather tie importance the soda Fountain in Tlle Capitol a a few stories and a Litile social gossip. Sproal correspond exec the Washington june 28.�?hoti Well. 1 should perspire to remark i that s what Washington has in for a week More and when Washington gets that Way it gets that Way like a Man wants a pistol in Texas. I met a Bright Washington girl the Street yesterday. She wore a look despair which was plenty con Diering the weather and other raiment considering the proprieties. Quot Mary Jane Quot she gasped Quot give a an Quot give you an oar Quot said i amazed. Quot yes give me an oar so i can paddle Quot paddle ashore Quot said i startled. Quot yes paddle ashore Quot said she. Quot what do you mean Quot said i. Quot Why i m in a sea perspiration and if i could Only reach a dry place i might be i. Did t give her an oar but i took her into a Drudgery and fed her a soda water internal Bath As a counter irritant. And i am reminded right Here what a soda water Lovisi population to have in this town. Everyl it Ody knows that As a drinking town the National capital stands at the head the list owing to the fact that politics and politicians dominate the place and liquor dominates politics and politicians but that refers Only to the men and to such drinks As Quot make drunk it seems to be in the air. However and when the soda fount begins to sputter and size All kinds people regardless age sex color and previous condition file up to the various counters the various drug stores and go through pretty much the same motions As the old stagers do who support the saloons except the motions reaching under the Edge the counter for the Public Towel and going for a Clove a piece Lemon Peel with which to disinfect the breath. Strange As it May seem to those who have Traditi onary knowledge Washington , , senators and other lofty functionaries government Are not averse to the mild mannered and inoffensive effervescent and they too Wann nights give great Hope to Tho Temperance workers by marching up boldly and taking a soda As if they liked it and would drink nothing else Between that drink and bed time. I Hope however that 1 am not betray ing state secrets when 1 say that the Young Man who runs the Fountain soon gets acquainted with the statesmen and that Bourbon by the name Strawberry tastes As Good. Of course i Don t charge those Good men with practising any de cent iii. But if the soda clerk wants to Tell me pleasant Little anecdotes How senator x and the member from payback play jokes each other surely i m not to blame. Neither am i to blame if the soda clerk fixes me up a soda from the recipe they have Given him and it makes me feel so funny that i have to go Home and go to bed. 1 was talking to a congressman s daughter Tho other Day about being Rich. Quot i wish 1 was Worth $10,000,000,&Quot said she. 4 Quot what would you do with it Quot said i. Quot Well i d buy $50,000 Worth diamonds and a soda simple in her tastes was t she # # i heard a Good Story this week judge Chenowith first auditor the Treasury and col. Dick Wintersmith Delegate at Large to Washington for life. It May be a whiskered tale but i will Tell it As new and fresh. One Day the colonel went into the first auditor s office and found the judge very much dejected indeed. Quot hello Chenowith Quot he said Quot what s wrong you look like you had been to a "1 Haven to Quot said Chenowith Quot lout i m in bad Luck. I have just heard that a note i held a Man for $300 had gone to protest and i la have to make other arrangements to meet several obligations and 1 Haven t any Money to do it with and Don t know where to get the judge continued to deplore his sad Fate and the colonel sympathized and soothed for some time and finally went away. Next Day he came again. Quot by Thunder Chenowith Quot he said As Loon As he came in Quot what a mind Reader you Quot mind Reader what do you mean Quot inquired the judge in innocent amazement. Quot Why about that $300 note yesterday. I came in Here at that time to borrow $50.&Quot whether it really was a Case mind Reading not nobody knows and nobody is finding out any More than col. Dick in t getting the $50. A stories about the peculiarities Grcen tri cities miss Amelie Rives though she is no longer miss Rives Are going Tho rounds and i am in receipt one which is indicative. A couple Washington s gilded youth were Down in Albe Marb county not Long ago a Hunting expedition and being properly endorsed they concluded to Call the Ovid an novelist. They went and were ushered into the parlor where they waited an hour and then the Young woman entered and the two youngsters scarcely old enough to vote either them were almost scared out their davits. She came in attired in a pure White gown with an immensely Long train and with great Angel sleeves read hmm to the floor and bearing in her two hands like some weird priestess a huge lamp emitting the softest rays shaded Light. The boys at once thought Quot she Quot and were the Point falling out the Back window but they recovered As she sat Down the lamp and by time she had talked awhile and invited them to supper they were Calm enough for All practical purposes. At the supper table one sat by miss Rives Side and the other one immediately opposite and was talking to some one his Side the table while miss. Devoted herself to Tho other. They were talking people psychically and otherwise Aud miss. Remarked with a nod Towai her companion s Friend Quot now there s a Man i never could get along with. Look at his face there is nothing in it he is absolutely Trio Young Man was embarrassed. To Felt that it was not Gallant to differ with his hostess and he Felt that it was not kind to acknowledge that his Friend was a fool so he maintained a discreet silence and let the eccentric being talk . Tho boys held a conference later and the one across the table confessed that head heard All that had been going . Maby Dean Howells. A Tang Man Crom Ohio who has Ami Fame and wealth. cok Respondence the new Yoke. June 28.�?william Deal Howells is said to be the Foremost Ameris can novelist the Day. He to the fashion. It is the Mode to read him and Admire , notwithstanding Many critics and Many who Are not critics assert thai there is nothing in his stories. There is Quot nothing Quot in them if by Quot nothing Quot is meant the absence the exciting Aud extraordinary. He deliberately defied the old superstition that a novel Tobe interesting must be based the unusual and awful must depict characters and phases life not common must have villains High degree and Angels the most angelic Type. He has demonstrated what everybody knows but what writers Are prone to ignore forget that it is not so much what is said As the manner saying it that makes Success in literature allow. Ells strength is style. It is masterful. As a Young lady very Enk Lenue intellectual Caliper said after a chiding one his romances Quot Why these characters Ai not a bit like the people in books. I have known Joist such folks in real life often he has a gift for texture Asid details. A Page one his stories May be devoted to telling How his heroine sits Down but if we Are fond the you lady we Are Content to put in Itiat Len Jilli Lime her manner taking a scat. Anyhow one does t read . Howells stories just to Quot see How they turn frequently there in t much Quot turn out Quot to the but they interest the Reader to the last word. Not madly As do the fiery yarns Ouida the gory adventures horseback rider Haggard the weird tales i it Stevenson but pleasantly and beneficially assuredly our time is not wasted in Reading Howells for he is a study in Stylo and Good English. The old schoolmaster w to said he Only read the first and last chapters a novel the first to get acquainted with the Man and the girl upon whom Tho Man s heart was set the last to Seo whether he got her not would not read Howells at All. Howells system is naturalism which is the very reverse what is called realism for the reason that it deals with the wholesome and True and not the exc essences life. He is the Herald the new school fiction for which the world is believed to be getting ready the clean school whose disciples care less and less for intricate plots thrilling episodes and ten Ifica encounters which were wont to curdle the blood our predecessors. Even the English say that Tho novel the Quot sweetness and Light Quot is tie novel the future. In the summer 1861, when the late civil War was but begun . Howells came to new York from Ohio with Tho laudable intention going into metropolitan journalism As a career. His father was a Printer and editor a country paper and he was brought up to understand the awful mysteries a printing office. It was but natural t hat he should have it in him to write. Before coming to new York he had attained the distinction doing editorial work the Cincinnati commercial and Columbus state journal and had lifted up his voice in song within the respectable covers the Atlantic monthly. He was then 24. His first incision into the new York press was in the form an article entitled Quot italian politics Quot published in Tho times and paid for with a five Dollar note. The Young Man had his Eye an italian consuls it at the from president Lincoln. When he became United states Consul at Venice one Youthful dream was realized. The lady whom he married also an ohioan was engaged to him then and went Over the sea alone to marry him later Howells returned to country after the expiration his Tenn Otrice still full a desire to go into metropolitan journalism. But the fates had it that he was t to spend Liis life in that thankless business. He by came editor the Atlantic monthly and a literary life opened before him. The past fifteen years which have been devoted almost entirely to the production novels. Quot their wedding journey Quot and Quot a Chance acquaintance Quot Laid the foundation his Fame. An old Friend says him that the Young poet who was proud to get any Coin for his poems the Young writer tor the press whose ambition did not go beyond a Petty salary is Able As a novelist to command terms which have never been equated by any other american member his Craft and never exceeded by More than half a dozen his fellow craftsmen in other countries. He is a renowned literary figure yet he wrote a play which he had Quot trouble in finding a manager to bring out. And which was not a Success when it was brought out. The published portraits Howells usually make him look Loggy and heavy sleepy if not stupid. Sleepy he probably is sometimes but stupid never. Not quite medium height he is compactly built and As the years go by is acquiring what Oscar Wilde describes As Quot that stateliness figure which the vulgar Call and he is getting frosted head and lip. His eyes Are Bright humorous and expressive. . Howells has children. One his daughters is now almost grown. He lives in Boston in that part known As the Back Bay Extension what is called Quot the it is a red . K House with Brown Stone trimmings. In Short within and without it is Silas Lapham s House. Those who Are familiar with it say it in t particularly Bookish. In Comfort it suggest the banker merchant rather than the literary Man. At the Back the second floor the author has his studio the windows which Overlook Charles River. Bunker Hill Monument and the Toj the buildings Harvard College. By the Way . Howells is not a College graduate. His education is firm and Fine nevertheless. His diversion is floriculture. He has splendid Beds Flowers Ami attends to them himself. He works from 9 a. To 1 p. A. Dining at 2 p. M., and devotes the remainder the Day to doing whatever he wishes to do. He writes about 1,000 1,500 words a Day. And with this stint can turn out two novels and Sariotis smaller productions in the course a year. He is a careful reviser frequently rewriting every word in dozens pages. Tho typical literary Man. he was popularly depicted and As he frequently was Uncertain Aso morals and Money has been lost in . Howells. He seems to have none those dubious possessions classed charitably under the head Quot eccentricities common sense modesty practical Thrift and steadfast Lusty Ai his characteristics. In the 3pel work he has the staunchest Yth and proves his Faith As he goes along. Neither does he rejoice in any Tho cant the profession. He neither talks nor acts foolishness which is in itself a great service to the world. He is is tin wished for not having moods. Ebbon Liteh

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