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swerving in her loyalty to the right and to all good things. She was a devoted Christian and had long been a member of the Wolcott Memorial Presbyterian church in New York Mills, which endures as a monument to the memory of her husband. She leaves to her family and to the community a rich legacy of kind wor's and good deeds and a rare example of Christian living.
San Francisco, Colony Ten, is in a most flourishing condition; their sixty membership blanks have already been accepted by the Parent Society. They meet twice a month at the California Clubhouse and are continuing a course of New England history for their program with music in
terpersed. Refreshments are served at every meeting with true New England hospitality.
Binghamton, Colony Thirteen, has completed her charter membership of twentyfive, the papers have all been accepted by the committee of the Parent Society and at an early date the president of the National Society and the chairman of Colony committee will visit Binghamton and Utica and officially complete the organization of each Colony and present them with their charters.
Morristown, Colony Five, Chicago, Colony Ten, and Portland, Oregon, Colony Twelve, have not furnished any report for this :ruunber.
all the authorities regarding Rale, his life and his work while stationed at Norridgewock, and the circumstances and facts surrounding his death. (Issued by the Heintzmann Press, Boston, Mass.)
AT THE GATES OF THE CENTURY. By Harry
A pretty, little book of verse, containing about a hundred short poems. This one silences any criticism which might be made: "Always the asses in chorus denounce
the poet's arrival, Drowning the voice of his music,
drowning his gathering praises; Idle to answer them, vainer to scold
them than scolding the weather, For they will always be with us, the
asses, and always be-critics." (The Everett Press, Publishers, Boston.)
SEBASTIAN RALE. By John Francis
This is an interesting tale of the labors of one of the Jesuit fathers among the Indians of Maine, telling besides the struggles of the missionary to teach and civilize his wards their struggles for their lives against the aggression and cruelty of the white settlers and how all ended in cruel massacre and the martyrdom of the good father. The little book is an interesting foot note to Acadian his tory and contains, beside, The Tradition of Pamola, Letters of Rale, his dictionary, and other matter which is pertinent.
Sebastian Rale was one of the most remarkable men and strongest characters that appear in the early history of New England, and many historians, including Parkman, have referred to him as well as the French writers of that period. Much controversy has arisen regarding him. The author has made an extensive research of
DAUGHTERS OF THE PURITANS. By Seth
This volume contairs biographies of Catherine Maria Sedgwick, Mary Lovell Ware, Lydia Maria Child, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Louisa May Alcott. Whether or not familiar with the subjects of these sketches almost any one will enjoy readirg them as they are not written in the style of the ordinary dry biography but are familiarly reminiscent and full of amusing and interesting anecdote. It is not surprising to find that these women, so far in advance of their times in other matters should all have been Unitarians in theology. One cannot fail to profit by intimacy with such women and the author of these sketches deserves our thanks for bringing them so intimately to us. The volume is attractively printed and bound. (The American Unitarian Association, Boston. $1.10 net, $1.20 by mail.)
THE SAGE BRUSH PARSON. By A. B. Ward.
A story of life in a Nevada mining town, dramatic in style, full of intensely emotional scenes, which however are relieved by most welcome bits of humor, and permeated with the atmosphere of the sage brush wastes. The author, without tireof what should be looked out for in renting a house. It is an excellent authority for real use. (House Hints Publishing Company, Philadelphia. 50 cents.)
some introduction, plunges at once into his story and from the beginning of the book until its close the reader is with Clement Vaughan, the hero, in all his varying moods and adventures, out on the fascinating western plains. He introduces you at once to both hero and country thus: “The train went on and Clement Vaughan, once itinerant preacher in Gainsborough, England, became an atom, a speck, in the wide expanse of the Nevada plain, abso lutely alone. He turned in the saddle to look this way and that. Wide stretches of gray, dusty soil with leprous blotches of alkali, he saw, patches of sage brush. no other growing thing, high mountains rimming the horizon. Over him burned the blue of a cloudless sky. Around him poured the limpid atmosphere, a curving line of willows showed the path of the Humboldt River. The one street of Battle Mountain stood out straight and clear. All else was barren plain, sage brush and alkali. Towards the two little hills between which ran the road the stranger urged his horse, but the two little hills evermore retreated. They were like every. thing else in this strange, tantalizing country.”
Influenced by his half-sister and pained and disgusted by the license and brutality of the little mining town which he visits Vaughan is filled with a great enthusiasm for saving souls and works zealously among the rough miners, living in the tiny Methodist Chapel there and becoming generally known as the "Sage Brush Parson.” Cleverly woven into the plot is a thread of romance of unusual strength and purity. Certainly a well written story and worth the reading. (Little, Brown & Company. $1.50.)
Little, Brown & Company, the Boston publishers, have an unusually promising list of new books on their spring list. This firm opened the publishing season of 1906 with “A Maker of History," by E. Phillips Oppenheim, followed by "On the Field of Glory," by Henryk Sienkiewicz, and “The Sage Brush Parson,” by A. B. Ward. Other books of fiction announced for early publication are: "Hearts and Creeds," by Anna Chapin Ray; "Maid of Athens," by Lafayette McLaws; "Kenelm's Desire," by Hughes Cornell; “Called to the Field,” by Lucy M. Thurston; “Old Washington," by Harriet Prescott Spofford; “Sandpeep," by Sara E. Boggs; "The Wire Tappers," by Arthur Stringer; “The Wolf at Susan's Door," by Anne Warner; "The District Attorney,” by William Sage, and "In Treaty With Honor," by Mary Catherine Crowley.
This firm will also issue a new illustrated edition of “Truth Dexter," by Sidney McCall, with a series of piciures by Alice Barber Stephens; also new editions, with illustrations, of two of E. Phillips Oppenheim's novels, "A, Millionaire of Yesterday” and “Man and His Kingdom”; together with popular editions of the following recent novels : “Painted Shadows," by Richard Le Gallienne: “The Viking's Skull," by John R. Carling; “Sarah Tuldon," by Orme Agnus; "The Siege of Youth,” by Frances Charles; "Hassan, a Fellah," by Henry Gilman, and "The Wolverine." by Albert L. Lawrence.
Other books on Little, Brown & Company's spring list include the following: "The Heart of the Railroad Problem," by Prof. Frank Parsons; “The Fight for Canada," by Major William Wood; "The Upto-date Waitress," by Janet McKenzie Hill; "Thunder and Lightning," by Camille Flammarion; “Practical Rowing, with Scull and Sweep," by Arthur W. Stevens; “The Economy of Happiness," by James Mackaye; “The Game of Bridge," by Fisher Ames; “The Book of Daniel and Modern Criticism,” by Rev. Charles H. H. Wright, D.D.; and "Centralization and the Law," by Dean Melville M. Bigelow, of the Boston University Law School, and others.
Little, Brown & Company, also announce a special limited issue of “The Triumphs," by Petrarch translated by Henry Boyd, and printed at the University Press from Humanistic type, made especially for the publication, together with six plates from ancient Florentine engravings.
HOUSE HINTS FOR THOSE WHO BUILD,
BUY, IMPROVE OR RENT. By C. E. Schermerhorn.
This very practical publication is a pamphlet of architectural common sense for those who would either build a new house or improve an old one. Good directions for arranging the plans of a new house with an eye to both harmony and comfort, the demands of specifications, the needs of site are given. The information is complete, of a brief sort and well arranged. All departments of the house subject are treated-from the relative position of rooms through the importance of good stone and brickwork foundations, the framing, tiling, heating and all the finishing details. As the list shows, the manual is thoroughly practical, but the like need for beauty and fitness is not forgotten. The final page is a direction
The Watch-Word of Commerce, Made by Ten Million
By HERBERT CHURCHILL
It was not a very long time ago that stead of being a jewel ornament for the anything in our work-a-day life was con- rich they became such a utility to the poor sidered too prosaic to be written about in that bells and clocks in church steeples the clever magazines. The lesser feats of were no longer necessary to tell the time. invention, the problems of the shop, the It is one of the striking facts of our modefforts of toilers to master mechanical ern industry that more than twelve mildifficulties and to give the world new lions of these watches are now in daily things of utility and value were thought use; that the products of the great busifitting features for treatment in journals ness of Robert H. Ingersoll and Brother of the trades, but not in the magazines. have become synonyms of American comMany a good story was turned down be merce; that the dollar watch can be cause it was just shop talk. But a skilful bought not alone in jewelry stores but in magazine man saw possibilities in stories almost any well stocked mercantile estabof industry; in narratives of real human lishment and more than ten thousand a interest evolved about the struggles and day are turned out to supply a continually attainments of the plain worker. He be- increasing demand. lieved every man and woman had a curi- The Ingersoll watch has become a standous interest in those who do things worth ard article of its kind. That passage in while, who produce something of useful scripture which says “By their works shall ness, who carve success out of hard and ye know them” seems to apply not inhostile elements.
appropriately to the dollar watch. It is He exploited the idea and was surprised not a small clock but a perfect watch in to find that his readers, old and young, every sense, a marvel of timekeeping took immediate and keen interest in every- mechanism, worked into as small space as thing pertaining to the employments of the the ordinary watch ; it is made in various people. The little stories of industry were sizes and ornamental cases of filled gold, strangely popular. Now, all the magazines gun metal, nickel, silvered, etc. Of course are glad to print narrations of achievement there is no jeweling, there is an absence in any kind of work, even at the risk of of precious metals in the cases but there is giving free advertising, and the most popu- great strength, owing to thickness and la'r monthlies are those that feature, in weight of pivots and wheels. There is stories about little and big industries, the not the careful adjustment of expensive facts and feats of factory and shop.
watches but it just goes on keeping time What could be more inspiring to the at a surprising rate of accuracy. Some man or boy with a purpose than the story one has said it is a good thing to have about Robert H. Ingersoll buying that odd expensive clocks in the house, if you have old-fashioned timepiece, a cross between a an Ingersoll watch to set them by. A clock and a watch, from the shop of a good many men of prominence to whom clock dealer near the building in Fulton time is most valuable have had Ingersoll street, in which twenty-seven years ago, in watches not only for themselves but have a dingy little room, he made rubber stamps sent them to friends with high commendaand stencils for a living; how he took the tion, among these have been Mark Twain, curious device to pieces and worked and Thomas A. Edison, W. K. Vanderbilt, J. fashioned days and nights into months and P. Morgan, Admiral George Dewey, and years to contrive a practical pocket time- others. A testimonial to the accuracy of piece of moderate size at low cost; and the watch was received from Mr. Edison how he finally succeeded after many dis- years ago. Referring to his experience, couragements in producing the Ingersoll New York Herald recently said: Dollar Watch. There is something thrill “To Mr. Edison time is so valuable that ing in the thought of the plodding, deter- he does not waste it even by taking account mined youth toiling over the rusty works of it. Time to him is only the chance to of the old clock to make it possible for get things done; and no matter how long every boy and man in his country, and it takes they must be got done. In his later in the world, to carry a reliable time office safe there is carefully locked away a piece; to make watches so cheap that in- $2,700 Swiss watch, given him by a Euro
pean scientific society. It is never used. He buys a stem-winder costing a dollar and a half, breaks the chain ring off, squirts oil under the cap of the stem, thrusts it into his trousers pocket-and never looks at it. When it gets too clogged with dirt to run he lays it on a laboratory table, hits it with a hammer and buys another."
On his trip to Labrador last year, Secretary Root and his boys, it was said carried Ingersoll watches. The makers have a letter from deep in the mines of Pennsylvania telling how gangs of workmen there regulate their movements by the time of an Ingersoll watch, which takes the place of the sun to them. The United States midshipmen carry Ingersoll watches and orders are regularly received from the midshipmen's supply department of the navy. Among the many testimonials which the Messrs. Ingersoll have, from hundreds of users of the dollar watch, is one from a captain in the United States army who tells how his soldiers have for months risen, eaten, worked and slept by his Ingersoll watch which regulates the time of the company. A thousand men in a regiment of Brooklyn during their encampment at Peekskill had a similar experience.
At the Paris, St. Louis and Portland expositions, the Ingersoll watch received gold medals, in each case the highest awards. A business of several thousand watches a day is being done in free trade England against competition of the poorly paid labor of Europe. In Germany a considerable demand is being created based wholly on the excellence of the watch, notwithstanding an almost prohibitive duty and the ridiculously low priced but worthless watches bearing the typical mark "Made in Germany." The De Selms Watch School of Attica, Indiana, answered an
SCENES IN THE FACTORY
inquiry not long ago from a missionary in China to the effect that the watch of greatest practical use to the people he was working among, was, all things considered, the Ingersoll.
A year or two ago a prominent English scientist sent to Canada on government work, being a member of the commission, fell to discussing with some other men in the smoking compartment of a Pullman car the biggest dollar's worth in the world. This scientist stated that he considere l the Ingersoll watch the most wonderful thing that a dollar could buy. A lecturer recently distinguishing the legitimate from the illigetimate in advertising, in Chicago, referred to the Ingersoll watch as an example of the legitimate saying that he had purchased a watch and found it to be a good one. The enormous success of the makers is one of the most conspicuous illustrations of the infallibility of presentday advertising methods. One thing that illustrates how universally accepted is the Ingersoll watch, is the attention it has received on the stage. Many noted comedians have taken it up and worked it into their lines either in relation to the watch itself or its advertising.
Because of its tremendous sale the Ingersoll watch has done a great deal in furthering promptness and a higher regard for the value of time among classes of people who would not otherwise have had a watch. It has contributed its mite toward the general efficiency of this country. A wholesale jewelry house in Chicago sold fourteen thousand Ingersoll watches during one year out of which only forty-eight made them any trouble. notwithstanding an exacting guarantee was given with each watch.
A change which has just been made in the Ingersoll watch, converting it into a stem-winding and stem-set model, is the most important thing in the watchmaking field in years, and it is remarkable that the added expense of a more complicated movement is possible within the price of one dollar. Only the invaluable patents and immense output, the strong organization, the magnificent factory equipment, and experience of years makes such a thing consistently possible. It is a distinctively American product needed by tlie people; it is a perennial companion-piece of the people and is unquestionably the most cosmopolitan watch in the world.