Page images
PDF
EPUB

Grath's new romance of the “Goose almost all that remains of the abGirl.” Were it not for the presence original inhabitants of this country,-a of an American consul, the story might brave, noble and patriotic race." take wings and fly. As it is, the char The names are arranged first by acters are all in disguise, unconscious states,

states, beginning with Maine, and or intentional. A prince in disguise under each state a simple alphabetical has fallen in love with the Goose Girl; arrangement is followed. Discussion the American has fallen in love with and differences of opinion are omitted a princess. The demands of state for- and the information given is severely bid all happiness, when, hey! presto! condensed. three men in disguise, after a whirlpool To this collection of names is added of intrigue, reveal that the Goose Girl a descriptive list of all the tribes known is the true princess, and the princess to have inhabited this district and a but a count's daughter. And they considerable glossary of Abenaki and married and lived happily ever after. Natick Indian words.

To our childhood minds, Grimm's Dr. Douglas-Lithgow deserves the fairy princess had no need of character, gratitude of historical scholars for this provided that she lived in a palace and painstaking and useful work. It is pubwas superlatively beautiful. The prin- lished by The Salem Press Company, cess Hildegarde is a stock princess Salem, Mass. with slight American variations. All the personages of the story are, in fact, like the pieces in a picture puzzle, con It was with the deepest interest that ventional romatic types in themselves, we learned that the interesting articles but presenting a vital part in the on Switzerland, of which we are this construction of the whole.

month publishing the third and last Perhaps it is also because of our instalment, were from the pen of the childhood associations with Grimm that late George Presbury Rowell, founder we look to Germany as fairy-godmother of “Printer's Ink,” Rowell's American to all goose girls and queens. To Mac- Newspaper Directory, and up to the Grath's seething plot it gives, at least, time of his death one of the foremost an appearance of fact. One is haunted advertising men in the coutnry. throughout, however, by the convic In 1906 he published “Forty Years tion that the characters are playing to an Advertising Agent," a book of fiftythe footlights of a dramatized novel, two papers which made their first and that the nature descriptions are appearance in the pages of "Printer's directions for stage scenery.

Ink," where they were read with such Yet the very vagueness of scene and deep interest as to create a demand characterization make of the “Goose for them in a more permanent form. Girl” an ideal summer novel. Above The book is the ripe experience of all, it makes children again, a cultured gentleman who had become and if, some day, it follows its proto an expert in an important field. type, the Prisoner of Zenda, to the Mr. Rowell honored and dignified his stage, we shall all be ready to clap subject because he was himself an when the “Goose Girl” turns a prin- honor to the work which he had

us

chosen.

cess.

DRAMA

COMEDIA

TRAGEDIA

INDIAN PLACE NAMES Under the title of a "Dictionary of Indian Place and Proper Names in New England,” Dr. R. A. DouglasLithgow has collected the most of what The dramatic season promises to is known on this subject. “These open with unusual brilliancy in Boswords,” says the preface, “represent ton, most of the theatres opening on

[graphic]

HEDWIG REICHER, GERMAN ACTRESS MAKING HER DEBUT AS AN

ENGLISH SPEAKING ARTIST IN “ON THE EVE"

Labor Day, September 6. The Colonial loved's husband "continual and uproarwill run that old Boston favorite, “The ious fun.” Round Up.” At the Boston Theatre This will be followed by "On the Henry Savage's new musical comedy, Eve," from the German of Leopold “The Gay Hussars,” will hold the Kampf-a play of unusual strengthboards. At the Hollis, "The Noble a play-lover's play, in fact. Spaniard," a three-act farce by W. At the Majestic, musical comedy will Somerset Mangham, will open the sea- be the opening attraction. At the Park, son. Of this piece the London critics “Kegan's Pal," a society play, with a speak in unqualified praise. Even the strong record, will attract a large London Times finds the efforts of patronage. the Noble Spaniard to discover his be

[graphic]

BOSTON

Another trade asset is the establishMonthly Letter for New England

ment of a direct line to Havana, which

will mean that Boston shippers to Cuba Magazine

will be able to save considerable The transportation department of amount of charges. At present they the Boston Chamber of Commerce, have to ship through New York. With established the first of May, has, after the establishment of a new line, they only four months, begun to display re

will save the cost of sending their goods markable success in obtaining results. to the metropolis, as the rate from The improvement of facilities into and Boston to Havana will, at least, be as out of Boston, both by rail and water, low as that from New York. Another is already evident.

advantage will be the elimination of On the 15th of August, the first trip trans-shipment at the New York docks, of the new 20th Century Limited to where the goods, not under the eye of Chicago was made over the New York the Boston shipper, are not always Central. This means that Boston now handled as satisfactorily as at home. has the service that has been enjoyed The first sailing will be about the midby New York for a number of years. dle of September. Six hours have been clipped off the When the success of the department running time between Boston and Chi- under Mr. Ives is noted, it is further cago. In a round trip, it means consid- gratifying to learn that he has been erably more than a day's worth of a put in charge, also, of the new departbusiness man's time. A man who must - ment of manufactures and industry, pay a brief visit to Chicago, for in- This will include the work of the comtance, can do half a day's work in Bos- mittees on fuel supply, transportation, ton and leave on the 20th Century at industrial development, and possibly one o'clock, getting his luncheon on the maritime affairs. It ought to mean train. He will be in Chicago the next much_for the growth of industry in morning at 8.30, time enough to go to New England. his hotel and remove the dust of travel and still reach his objective point by the time business commences. He may

HARTFORD IN THE ORIENT devote the better part of the day to The Hartford Board of Trade has exhis errand, take luncheon, perhaps, with tended an invitation to the Japanese his customer, and catch the 20th Cen- merchants, who are to visit this country tury back to Boston at 2.30 in the in September, and whose itinerary inafternoon, arriving here ten minutes be- cludes a visit to the chief manufacturfore noon on the second day after he ing cities of New England, to come to left his own office.

Hartford. We expect them about the This train was put on through the middle of October, although definite inefforts of the transportation department formation on the trip here has not yet of the Chamber of Commerce with the been received. Many of the factories co-operation of J. H. Hustis, Manager of this city have extensive Oriental of the Boston & Albany.

trade relations, and the board of trade

believes that if the merchants from the its efforts and advise in all matters of other side of the world are given an general importance to the interests of opportunity to visit these factories the the town, whether commercial or otherresult will be of mutual advantage. wise.

It is intended to take the visitors It should always strive to keep in through the works of the Colt Patent the most close and friendly relations Fire Arms Company, one of the most with the city or town officials, and adwonderful plants of its kind in this vise with them on all matters of vital country. The splendid plant of the Un- public interest, and being an absolutely derwood Typewriter Manufacturing non-partisan body, composed of the Company will also be a point of inter- most influential citizens, financially, est, while the Pratt & Whitney Com- commercially and industrially, their pany, manufacturers of machinery, to counsel should be most cordially rewhom the Australian government re- ceived at any and all times. cently awarded a big contract over Portland Board ignored these rebuffs, English and other firms, will demand and made overtures along the lines enumuch attention from the visitors. merated above, giving an assurance These concerns have all resumed nor- that it had no spirit to dictate or usurp mal working conditions; in fact, some the power of the government. of them are working overtime, thus in What was the result? To-day the dicating the return of prosperity. Board of Trade and City Government

In general the industrial situation in work together as a unit on all public Hartford is most encouraging at issues. Scarcely a question of a public present. The Pope Manufacturing nature comes up before either body Company, which recently went through now but that the other is invited to a receivership experience, is again on its' co-operate, and the joint committees refinancial feet, having paid its creditors present the best material of both organin full with accrued interest. The Elec- izations. tric Vehicle Company has been re Now, when the Board believes the organized and is turning out a car that government should consider a matter is in much demand.

of public weal, the suggestion is corIt is the intention of the Board of dially received and given its most Trade to resume its "smoke talks" early serious thought, while on the other in September, at which topics of vital hand, when an especially knotty probinterest to the community will be dis- lem confronts the municipal authorities cussed. These gatherings are bene- they do not consider it belittling to adficial not only because of the publicity vise with the Board of Trade. At the attending their discussions, but in that invitation of the City Government, the they keep in action the men whose Board often holds public hearings to public efforts speil public progress.

discuss live issues, and from the senTHOMAS J. KELLEY. timents there expressed the city of

ficials are in a position to act more PORTLAND IN MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS intelligently, having gained a tolerably

the reIt was only a short time ago that gardless of party lines. Portland Board of Trade received Portland is fast becoming a great scant consideration from our City Gov- convention city. There are many gathernment. If, perchance, the Board had erings that require more or less enterthe audacity to make a suggestion to tainment. These gatherings almost inthe municipal authorities, it was con- variably are brought here on the joint sidered presumptuous and received invitation of the Board of Trade and little or no attention.

City Government, and the expense enNow this feeling was all wrong. In tailed is always shared jointly by the municipal affairs the Board of Trade two bodies. should lead the City Government, direct The Board of Trade, for several years

[graphic][merged small]

past, has been conducting a publicity hope this is so, but if there are other campaign for the benefit of Portland, communities now existing under simand in this the municipal government ilar conditions, no time should be was loath to participate, necessitating wasted in correcting same. Get tothe Board, through its advertising com gether without delay, for until the two mittee, raising all the funds by a door- bodies are working hand in hand, with to-door subscription. This year, how- absolute faith one in the other, it is ever, having been convinced of the utterly impossible for a city or town to splendid results attained, the govern- grow to its fullest power and glory. ment made a liberal appropriation,

MAURICE C. RICH, which means a much broader field of

Secretary publicity than heretofore was possible. Portland Board of Trade.

By these closer relations not only has the Board's membership been brought into closer touch with municipal affairs,

SOUTH FRAMINGHAM but it has also awakened in the city The innovation adopted by the Bosofficials a deeper interest in the Board ton Chamber of Commerce, as noted of Trade and its work, with the result in the August New ENGLAND MAGAof an increased membership from the ZINE, ought to become the policy of all ranks of the City Government, a class commercial organizations. A system of public spirited men that necessarily of arbitration, properly carried out, enhance the working force of the Board. ought to be of great value to all such

It may be that the former distant bodies, not only in insuring more relations existing between the Portland prompt adjustment of differences and City Government and the Board of the lessening of litigation and, conseTrade is an exception to the general quently, greatly reduced expense, but rule throughout New England. We in the creation of a better feeling

« PreviousContinue »