Passenger Lists Clipping from Boston Sunday Post, Sun, Sep 2, 1900.

Clipped from US, Massachusetts, Boston, Boston Sunday Post, September 2, 1900

17“A* »11-• rsuggested that the man might, In compliment to a preacher, moerate hislanguage. The amazed engineer delivered himselt of a choice volley of oaths at the unexpected profession of his solitary passenger, then remarked: “Well, you worlf like a man, anyway. In truth It may be said that Mr. Brady worked like a man on that as on many other occasions. He wrltec like a man, too; good, dashing stories of those who fought and won or lost with equal courage. If ever missionaries are to conquer new countries they must be of Mr. Brady’s stamp. They would not have so hard a time of it if they would take his manly, straightforward, laughter-loving course. It is pleasant to note that of the worthy archdeacon’s novels, “For Love of Country” is now in its sixth edition. “For Freedom of the Sea” in its thirtieth thousand and “The Grip of Honor.” just publish 'd, lt;n its second edition. But of all his books I personally have most enjoyed his truo tales of his life in the great West, and i think that I shall find many to agree with me.The Scribners w'ere to publish anothei and more important book this month, but have postponed it until the end of September or the first of October. I refer to “Tommy and Grizel.” I admire the calm way in which this book is allowed to go on its way without advertising of any unusual extent. Barrio is quite great enough to stand alone without the prop of advertising. “Tommy and Grizel” is a great book, much too great to sell like “When Knighthood Was in Flower*' or Janice Meredith.'* The public will buy many copies, it is true, but it is a book which, like “The Little Minister” and “Sentimental Tommy,” will sell steadily rather than with a phenomenal boom. The advance orders necessitate a first edition of 40,rioo copies, and by the time the book is ready for publication these orders will probably mount up to 20.0X) or more. Tommy’s friends uo not forgetv» *i i *Life”suchIs an| M i .# | r i * ill’*charm is unique. I quite appreciate his desire t stand on his own merits, like any other writer, instead of being regarded as a “freak”; at the same time. I wish he would write forever such verse as lie gave us in “Lyrics of Lowly and its companion volumes, and stories as in “Folks From Dixie.”Apropos of negro writers, there exhibition of the work done bv them at tin? Paris Exposition. Mr. Daniel Murray made the collection under the direction of Mr. Herbert Putnam, librarian of the Congressional Library, and it Includes pamphlets as well as books. There are 1100 authors and about 1200 titles, mostly collected in Philadelphia, Boston, N**w York, Baltimore and Washington. The London Academy says of this exhibit: “The pamphlet literature is particularly interesting, as showing to what extent colored men became thinkers and scholars in days when it was a crime to teach negroes to read and write. These people, without a country and without favor, not only became educated, but what they wrote contributed greatly to the political, religious an I social evolution of the day. Many of these earlier writers were educated in the West Indies. The chief characteristic of nearly all these early writers was seriousness. There was but little fiction, poetry, humor. How to destroy slavery and bring freedom and equality to the enslaved was the burthen of most of the negro authors.” Fortunately, there is r.o lack of humor in the negro character, and those who expect and hope that he will have an artistic future worthy of the name need not to discouraged by the fact that his work has hitherto been serious. Mr. Dunbar, for instance, has a light and playful fancy, while anyone who has read the speeches of Mr. Booker Washington would find sufficient proof that the negro understands the difficult art of being funny on paper.M ilie Corelli’s “Master Christian” is.uiiir iiiiic 111 ine niiimir ui mt; JliuniU,from the same firm.Firth’s “Oliver cromwell'* has Just beenpublished by the Putnams, and from the point of view of the historian is worth several times that which Mr. Roosevelt has been contributing to Scribner’s. Mr. Firth has made a special study of the times of the great Protector, and has brought his book to a state of historical accuracy which Is quite appalling to contemplate. He has gone over the ground of all the battles, and has made several interesting discoveries. Mr. Firth has of course a high opinion of the value of Cromwell's services to the country in which he occupied so unique a position, but he does not allow partiality to affect his judgment. He points out that to Cromwell is due much of the policy which others brought to perfection. “The ideas which inspired his policy,” writes Mr. Firth, “exerted a lasting influence on the development of the English state. Mr. Firth gives also the various estimates of the character of Cromwell which have come from those who have studied his strange life and character. This Is a rather novel, but most useful departure. Firth’s Cromwell goes Into the Heroes of the Nation Series which now Includes s many valuable volumes.The last, but perhaps the best, life o Cromwell is to come from the Macmil Ians. This is John Morley's work, no appearing in the Century Magazine. It magnificent illustrations will be a speeia feature. I think this Is all the literatur that the Cromwell revival has brough forth.Among the dramatized novels which ar to be put on the stage, w*e have no\ Stevenson’s “Prince Otto,” and Booth Tarklngton's “Monsieur Beaucalre.” I ar thoroughly glad to see the latter on th boards, and played, too, by Mr. Mans field. The success of Mr. Tarklngton 1 now complete. I.«ong may 1t couth \:f\ if he will give us more “Monsieur B*au-wi caires.• »M. D. M’LKAX.SHRINEATWHICHBOS10NBELI EVERSINMYSTICISM WORSHIP.GRKEXACRE, Me., Sept. 1.—While the summer season takes great numbers of Boston people to seaside and mountain resorts, there is a select little body of people whose homes are scattered ovei the Back Bay whom love of the mystic and esoteric brings each year to this litt!** country town, just over tho line in Maine. Unlike other summer places, Greenacre isremarkable for its seclusion, the nearest railway station being four miles away.This year the assembly at Greenacre is smaller than ever before. The diminished attendance is explained by two causes—modious dwelling has a good-sized kitchen in one tent with complete furnishings and the living apartment in another. The Interior of the latter tent is most artistic.plieable. It was In reality the swaml chanting his bedic hymns underneath th trees.Some Boston ministers of churchesThe table and shelves are covered with ] which give merely good, old-fashionedbirch bark; pine needles and golden-rod are placed effectively about, while a dresser and rocking chairs give a “livable” appearance to this little outdoor dwelling on the river bank.There is an uncommon sort of restaurant in the camp. It is in a tent, of course. Nothing but purely hygienic food is served there. Two doctors, assisted by*I •'AMo;K*vs.V.V'.vlt;%\wrapt y.nSNaFaA** $smh 'i ; *1 *A’ S'iViI* iv.v i, • •IPV.*lt;m'XTMISS SARAH FARMER, Founder of the Greenacre movement.the Paris Exposition and the absence of Miss Sarah J. Farmer, the leader of the movement. The exposition has had the effect of attracting all the Indian swam is to the French capital, where they can command the attention of a larger mass of people.One superior attraction, as compared .with other summer places, it certainly has; and this, moreover, a remarkable one. There is a superfluity of men. “There are too many men here,” complained one of the Greenacre ladies to me. “They are all over the place, and always getting in the way.” So unusual an objection astonished me out of measure, and quite convinced me of the uniqueness of this place.Most of the campers live in tents, although there are a few pretty frame cottages. Quite ambitious establishments can lie arranged by combining several tents Into one residence. One very corn-two women who have taken courses in domestic scienef, arrange the bill of fare and tend to the actual cooking of the food. One is thus guaranteed against ; ac ordance with Miss Farmer's funda-Chrlstianity to their flo-cks are puzzled a* to Just what to do w’lth these now beliefs that are springing up. When a church member changed from Baptist to Presbyterian the preacher Is usually broadminded enough to understand, but when some dainty young lady tells the man who has, perhaps, baptized her, confirmed her and instructed her for years that there is not enough idealism in his teaching and that she has decided to become a Parsee, a Buddhist, a Jainist lt;r a fire worshipper, he may well be panic-stricken.The movement, though a religious one, is singularly enough neither denomlna-* tional nor sectarian. Its teachings concern religion in the largo sense of the word, and its object Is primarily the education of tho soul through intercourse with beauty, nature and the deepest and most spiritual thinkers of the day. Representatives of all religions are present at tho gatherings, whieh take place during July and August of each year.Of this movement, as of a certain ambitious project which Vlrg*ll narrates, it might bo said, “Dux femlna facti.” A most remarkable woman is Miss Sarah J. Farmer, its founder. The history of Miss Farmer’s life, and the way in which she conceived the idea which later developed into tho Greenacre movement, are full of romantic Interest.Miss Farmer was a brilliant society girl of Newport, flinging herself heart an 1 soul into all the gayeties of the social life which surrounded her. Her wit and beauty secured her Immense popularity and a host of friends. No wonder, then, that when her father decided to move to Kliot, Me., Miss Farmer found it a hard wrench to leave the place of which she was so fond, and where sh* was so great a favorite. She went with her father, however, to the new home, which she called Bittersweet, because of tho struggle which it had cost her to come.A few weeks In the beautiful country about her new home banished all regret. The love of nature, always strong in her, here found satisfaction, and she became absolutely contented. On the death of hlt; r father, she was left In possession of a large fortune. It was about this time that she came to Boston and attended a series of leotures on etiiical and religious subjects. “I thought,’* said Miss Farmer, when asked how the idea o»f the Greenacre movement occurred to her, “how beautiful It would be If all the interesting and wonderful things I had been bearing in these lectures might be told to large numbers of people, out of doors, under the trees, in the clear and sunlight. The thought grew upon me more and more. After conversation with a number of my friends, I engaged several lecturers for the next summer. It has all grown from that.**Miss Kllen Dyer of Philadelphia and Mr. Frcderi k Wood of Boston were am mg the first to ally themselves to Miss Farmer. The meetings have from the beginning been held in the open air, indyspepsia, and happily conscious while partaking of a meal that one is growing in bodily and spiritual health. For at Greenacre the relation between physical and spiritual welfare is considered very intimate. In spite of the “Hygienic Hotel” of tin* Greenacre Inn dinner.About half a mil** a bit of woods known as “The Pirn Here most of th* open-air conferences are held. And here last year the Swami Dama Pauli had his tent. The swami wore a long flowing robe of orange silk and he’d meetings under the trees. Kverv night at sunset anyone passing along the road might hear a strange, monotonous sound, the source of which seemed i.ucx-the allurements of 1 decided in favor and a table d’hotefrom the camp Ist 9formprideTheyeachmental Idea, nearness to nature.The followers of the Greenacre movement recognize no superiority of one of religion over another. They themselves on their liberal views, desire merely to take the best from and all. At one of their meetings there were upon the platform representatives of six’ecu different religions. Amoruf them were represented the Bud IhiJjt, Jainist, Vedanta, Parsee and Mohamme-dan faiths. The congress of religions at tin* World’s Fair had a decided influence on this movement. Most of the Hindoo s»dio ars who were in (’hicago wont later to Greena re. Since then all the other imis wh ) have come to America havebeen present at some of the Greenacre sessions.JFTTANGT1TR DT'OLA,Who taught fire worship until he hypnotlzcd himself and died.SWAMI SAKADANANDA,A representative lt;»f eastern religion, muchhonored in Back Bay.SWAMI DAM I PAULA, Who has taught Buddhism andconverts in Back Bay.mailt