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53 SGHUYLER COUNTY CHRONICLE,’ sE%P1‘E%M13ER 4, .1913. E; STORIES AND THE’ ‘DRAMA. ¥0UR-«OWVN? %voIcE.;: _;._....':.Q. 1,; ,. -‘ Harder Work to Write 5 Novel Then to 3 Construct ;a Play. ' How ¥ou May .H‘oa§-..l.t as, .l.LS,o,u,nd'IJ;o; other Persons’ Sara. l.:1lo,v. who :lppen':'s' In have scien- tifically lI_1\'~ostl'g:lle.l ll-ll: luzlttelfg. 8,5- sures us that not only does one not see himself as others see, him. but that he does, not hear himself as others hear him. Some interesting experiments were made by the French savant in‘ this connection. - in order to ascertain whether a*ma1,). really knew the sound of his own voice. Laloy has been at some pains to determine the facts. His experlmexits show that if- a person record on a. phonograph disk :1 few sentences pro- nounced by himself, together with oth-' ers recorded by friends. and causes the machine to reproduce these. it most: frequently happens that the man more easily, recognizes the voices of his friends than he does his own. it appears that the differences lies In the quality of the tone. One hears his own voice not only through the air. as do his auditors. but across the solid parts between the organs of speech .and those of hearing. The sound thus produced has a different timbre from that conducted to the ear by the air above. One reason why a play is easier to write than a- novel is thuwt a play is shorter tlmna no.v.el. Qn thenvemge one may say that it takes six plays to make the matter of a- novel. Other things being equa|.~ a shgrt work of art presents fewer dl than :1 -dong. er‘ one. The contrary is held true by the majority, but then the majority. having‘ never attempted to produce a long work or art. are unquali tu otfer an opinion. ‘ Old Time Patriot\ Pirate‘ of the Gulf of Mexico. The -Story of a Rescue Trip In the Mountains of Alaska.. \HE WAS COURTLY AND BRAVE BRAVE MEN. AND SPEEDY DOGS And at Mild “a Mannered Man as Evar .8cuttled' Ship. ‘Br ‘Chi’ a The-oat—l‘.-lg Boldly Faced Arid:-cw Jatckspn, Won - His Friendship and Fought For Him. An Act of Heroism That Saved 1 W0- man and Her\ Sick Husband From Death When Stranded on a Wintor Night Aniia the Snow Clad Peaks. it is said that the most difficult form oi’. poetry is the sonnet. But the most di form of poetry is the epic. The proof that the sonnet is the most dif- form is alleged to. be in the few- néss Of perfect sonnets. There are. however. few more perfect sonnet: than perfect epics. A perfect sonnet may be a heavenly accident, ‘But sucl accidents can never happen to writer‘: ‘of epics. Some years ago we had an enormous pgilaver about the “art of the short story,” which“ numerous persons who had omitted to write novels pronounc- ed to be more diliicult than the novel. But the fact remains that there are scores of perfect short stories. Where‘ 935 it is doubtful whether anybody but Turgenev ever did write 21 perfect _n9_yel. ,;A. short form is easier to manipulate than a long form ‘because its construc- tion is less complicated. because the balance of its proportions can be more easily corrected by means 01' a rapid -survey. because it is lawful and even necessary in it to leave undone many things which are very hard to do and because the emotional strain is less prolonged. The most di thing in 3111 art is to maintain the imaginative tension unslackened throughout .a con- siderable period.—Metropolitgn Maga- zine. . In the brave‘ days of old Jean La- fitte, the patfiot pirate of the gulf, ruled over a little outlaw kingdom of ‘hi‘s.»own'wit,hin atfew miles of_the‘city of New Orleans. A. picturesque was Jean _La- with a. graceful. coufitly delivery about him which made him ‘popular with ‘many of the most estimable dwellers in New Orleatng. Handsome, able, averse to the shedd-ing» of blood and even of loyalty to the gotvernment Wlmse excise laws he made il:_his business to bgeak. _ La was French. He drifted to The hardships to which people are exposed in the far give frequent occasion for the display of heroism. In the pages or “Trailing a1'1d:_Camp- ing In Alaska” Mr. Addisoq M: Powell tells of the rescue of a woman and her husband who were stranded on the mountains in an Alaskan Winter. A dog team galloped up and stopped in front of the only pretense of a hotel in Valdez. The night was dark. as the northern winter nights always are when the moon is not shining. The dogs immediately lay down. almost ex- hausted from their long trip, and the two men were soon surrounded by in- quiring friends. One of the two said: “What: do you think. fellows? We passed a Woman just this side of Saw- mill Camp. She was pulling a sled. on which was her sick husband. We re- mvonstrated against her crossing the glacier. but she replied that they might as well die up ‘there as any« where _else. as it meant certain death. to stop. Our dogs could pull only our out and there wasn’t grub enough for all, so we were compelled to leave them. They will be at the last timber tonight and if somebody doesn't go to their rescue they will be dead by this time tomorrow.” ,//V\ Wfwwy /2'», ‘__’ )1/py\y £g;92M’_ % ‘Lou,isia‘na in the early years of the nineteenth century and set up in pira- cy in the’ bay of Barataria. :1 shelter- ed‘ bar-bot on the gulf of Mexico, pro- tected» by a long island called Grand Terre, where Jean La dwelt in a house of brick. with broad and com\-. If one eut.e1ftain- any doubt as \ let hlm try the following experlufents: Take the end of a wooden rod between the_ teeth and pronounce the vowel continuo_usly._ Let the other end be taken alternately between the teeth and released by another person who at the same time stops his ears-. The lat- ter will that every time he seizes the rod In his teeth the sound will be stronger than when it reaches the ear through the air above and that it has a‘ dlflerent quality. The passage of sound through a Solid body augments its intensity and modi quality.- E{arper’s Weekly. Schuyler County I\/Ia an % fortable vegandas. ‘where one might loll at ease in a hammock; smoking and drinking lazily. while pirate chiefs in to bring reports of plunder taken and prospects ahead. _ No crude or common pirate was this Jean La He held’ a prix'ateer’s‘ commission theirepubllc o_t Car-. tageha. which had been recently‘ es- tablishedln South America and Has long‘ since been fordtten. an th A man stepped out from the crowd’ and said: A DIPLOMATIC KNOT. ‘commission gave him the right to plun- -de1=aiSpanis‘b ships.‘ La followers. “I'll go for one. Now, who else has a} good dog team to splice in with mine?\ “I’m your man!\ answered another. STRENUOUS LOVEMAKING. It Waa'n't Tied In a Tangle Just Pu- tho Fun of the Thing. Chronicle were a motley collection-—black.= white. yellow and 'red—restless and reckless rovers of the sea. La trafficked in silk and gold and negroes and sold his, goods openly at auction even in the city of New ‘Orleans. He was popular. too: there is no doubt of that. Had It been otherwise he would not have been permitted to remain five years i-n Baratarin. As early as 1809 we find governors of Lou- isiana thundering -against him, but La- went calmly about his business. Mme. Lablanc Fairly Flung Herself at Ever since diplomacy was in- vented its most eminent practitioners have expended their best efforts in mystifying if not in actually deceiving their rivals. Uber Land und Méer cites an amusing anecdote of diplomatic life in the eighteenth century. Maurice Maeterlinck. It was 3 o'clock in the morning be- fore they had made their selection of dogs and were ready to start on that hazardous trlp. “We'll be on the first bench by day- light and have them here before mld~ night,\ said one as he straightened out the team for the sixty mile ‘run. \Yea. boys! Stand in there, Leader! Mush. mush on, mush!\ And with a yelp the dogs galloped away as if aware of the urgency of thelrmlsslon. “Haw. Lender!\ we heard as they turned. the corner. and then they were gone. “There goes the best dog team in Alaska andydrlven~by two of the best men on earth!\ exclaimed a man as he re-entered the house. Of the wooing of Maurice ‘Maeter- linck by Mme. Georgette Leblanethe Gil Bias tells the story as given by the lady herself. Mme. Leblanc. on ‘reading one of the poet's volumes. said to herself. said she. “This man shall be my husband and no other.” She. communicated this resolution to her triends. who made her believe that Maeterlinck was an old man with one foot in the grave. What was her sur- prise. when the long hoped for meet- ing tool<.place. to that he was “young and strong_and beautifullf The lady ran. toward the poet with a cry. But the poet bashfully re- coiled. and little wonder. perhaps. for listen to Mme. Leblanc’s own -words:. “I was like a little tigress. My heart was terribly excited. my cheeks burn- ;ed. and my eyes. were a ! But there—is no armor against fate. es- pecially when fat-ie takes the bizarre but alluring form of a “little tigress in a tight black dress with a long train and on the forehead. between the eyes._ a simple blazing diamond.” So continues the story of the inter- view: “I took his b}iIIid\—thl]S Mme. Leblanc-—\and said to him, ‘You are mine; you are my husband.‘ He was disconcerted by my boldness. which had the force of a storm in a forest. He questioned me on myself and my life. Sensitive as I am. I realized that be doubted me. ‘Give me the time.‘ I said. ‘and 1 will gain your con dence.\\ Was ever poet in this man- ner wooed and won? ' Or‘ One Year, $1.00 Read the - 4Terr11‘§' Set Forth In 1741 Count‘. Bestushew was sent by the emperor of Russia to Stockholm to put the question of war or peace to the Swedish government Upon arriv- ing the count made ‘known his mission and then waited patiently for an an- swer. Below and Extend Your Occasionally ‘a revenue oliicer was kill‘- ed in a brush with the pirates. Inva- riably La expressed his sorrow that bloodshed had become necessary. A case was brought against \him in the federal court. The‘ district attorney was a man named Grymes. La went to see Grymes‘, and the result of the visit was that the Qlistrict attorney re- signed his otiiceand undertool: Latitte’s defense. He and the lawyer who as- sisted him. were promised $20.00!)- apiece for their services and got it. After the case was dismissed Grymes went to Bar-ataria to receive his fee and spent a week feasting with the pirates, who treated him with princely hospitality and escorted him back to the Mississippi in a, handsome yawl. laden with caskets of gold and silver. Repeated attempts had been made to organize a military expedition to de- stroy La pirate colony. but up to the year 1814 they had always come to nothing. In September of that year a British brig anchored six miles from Subscription. Finally when he had almost giverrup nope or getting a reply he received a long communication from the Swedish minister of war. Eagerly Count Bestu- shew opened the letter, for he knew that it contained the long expected an- swer. But to his despair he found it so encumbered with official phrases and formalities that he could make nothing of its meaning. For two hours he struggled in vain to comprehend the confused document. Then he hastened to the minister of war. .;_A Schuyler County Map on a scale of nearly an inch to the mile, has been issued for the Chronicle‘ by a Philadel- phia publishing A The trail was easily followed. and soon the nine miles of level bench were passed. The speed slackened only when they were ascending the ridge. which they crossed by 11 that morning. and there it was seen that the sharp peaks were curling snow high in the air. » “They are beginning to smoke!\ ex- claimed one of the men. \My dear Count Bestusbew.\ said the minister when the count had ex- plained his di \1 have no au- thority to communicate to you orally the contents of this document. 1 could not think of it.\ % This Map is mounted; on a sheet of \ 23 by 29 inches in*siZe, for desk use or hanging on-the wall. “Yes; we must get back before night or it’s all off.\ replied the other. Down: down, the steep descent they plunged. and by 1 o'clock they were oi? the glacier and skipping over level ground. In 21 short time they discov- erel the unfortunate couple whom they had smrted out to rescue; and when they came up to. them it was a pitiable scene that presented itself. . The poor woman had become com- pletely‘ exhausted and had thrown her- self down beside her helpless husband. She had evidently ubnndoned all hope and was weeping bitterly when she suddenly heard the yell of a driver and the barking of dogs.’ in a mo- ment she passed from despuir to hope. As the team galloped in a circle and stopped beside her wlth_ the dogs’ heads pointed back toward the glacier she clapped her hands with Joy. The dogs lay down and with their lolling tongues lapped the snow. while the drivers ate some crackers and jok- ingly encouraged the sick man and the tired woman. They bade her seat her- self comfortably while they fastened the two sleds together. Soon ‘they were bounding awayagain at the dogs’ first speed.‘ \ n-they recrossed the summit the whole range was “smoking.\ and the wind was sending the fine snow iilong the crust Tt wh pped their faces with a‘ warning of what was coming. but the driver said: ' “But I have puzzled over this for two hours. and still I can make noth- mg of it.\ - _ ‘ “Pmy. do not blame yourself. count.\ said the minister. “You could hardly expect to unravel in two hours a doc- ument that took me two days to knit and knot together.\ Barataria pass. and its captain came The Towns a're\ shown in colors are true to scale, While the bound- ashore and offered La a captain’s commission in the British navy and $30.000 if he would join the British in an attack against New Orleans. La pretended to consider the of- fer, sending word meantime to a mem- ber of the legslature of the British captain‘s o and declaring that he would never accept it. He sent anoth- er letter to Governor Chaiborne. who had offered $5,000 for La head and for whose head La in retin-n, in a spirit of gay bravado,‘ had offered a reward. of $50,000. La suggested that the ghvernor extend clemency to his pirates. who in return would aid in ‘the defense of the state against the British. The offer was rejected. and Painfully Mixed. ing counties and the adjoining town- ships are indicated, facts of informa- tion with which very few are familiar. One of those dear lady friends of ours who take a particular interest in other people's affairs got on a car and sat down besides quiet looking man whose face was badly pitted. “Why. you poor man!\ she ex_- claimed. “How you must have sut- fered!‘ How. long ago did you have the smallpox?\ ' . \Madam-J‘ was the seriously spoken reply. “what evlckantly drew your at- tention are not pits of smallpox. i had these put on by a beauty spe- cialist to keep my face from skidding when I eat watermelon.\’— Chicago Tribune. ‘ A very fashionable young man stop- ped at :1 one hot summer day to o_1;de_r a box of sent to his Indy love. \At the sume\tlme he also purchased 11 design for the funeral of a friend. 011 the card for the box he wrote: “Hoping this may help you to bear the heat.\ ' The other card bore the one word. “Sympathy.\ Very soon the girl telephoned: \Thank you so much for the ‘But wby'did you write ‘Sympathy’ on the card?\-—Nntionul Monthly. ‘The State Road Routes; the rail- ways steam gpglu ¢e1_egwtric, and every highway of‘ the Counttjfttttafe outlined, to ether. Wtithi theights of land‘, the an expedition under Commodore Pat- terson of the United States navy svvooped down on Baratarla unexpect- I y. ore own flW\'b1'iI!k“ -v much plunder and drove out the pirates; ‘ e Jean La and his brother Pierre escaped and established themselves on the lower Mississippi. Meanwhile An- drews Jackson, had arrived to under- take the defense of New Orleans. Jean La Went’ boldly‘ into New Orleans to see him, Va‘lt,hough the general had declared he would have nothing to do with “these pirates and hellish ban- alitti.\ There must have been a pe- culiar charm_ and perstflasiveness about Jean La for after the interview Writing Popular Songs. streams and valleys, the shores- of Seneca and the upland lakelets. Only those who have tried It and failed know the (llsappolntments of the song writer striving to induce a pub- lisher to look at his work. For those who would try here is a tip from one who has made :.rond.: \If your song is to make a hit the air must be hard to remember, tllouglx ('llt('h_\' and pl:-using. 11' it can be whistlocl by uny om“ who hears it once or twl‘(-e it will not sell. and the p‘ublisher will rojeot lt.\——New York Sun. \The value of human life isn't sup- posed to be In cold dollars.\ said a builder. \but; people don't gen- eraily know that in every big build- ing erected ‘in New York the price of human life is :1 consideration Th the estimate. '% _ The LMi1itary Tract, the Watkins And Flint Puljchase, the Phelps and Gotham Purchase, the Watson-Patent, the corporation\ ujgoundss, the section numbers, the mile circles from the County Seat of Watkin’s,&eare ‘allasets forth,in%detai1.e ” A e — “Twenty miles to town. and it can never catch us!\ ' “[11 a building of so many stories and ‘of a certain sort. or construction the contractors’ figure that a few work- !*‘..e‘n will be killed and there will have to -be settiement with the_1'am1lies. Maybé no architects or contractors would admit that’ this is true, but‘tit’ts a fact nevurtheless.”—New York Sun. '1x’1 Valdez every one was anxiously watching the trail. Many exclaimed. “’I.‘.he,v can't possibly be here before midnight!\ but they were. As rushed up to the crowd« with a yell and a chorus of barks from the noble dogs they were met by eager. helpltig hands. The dogs acted as if they had understood why they were being pet- ted, and again the woman wept for acy- Wbndorful. Cr!t1c—-The heroine of your stor_v.. old man. is simply wonderflu. Author (de- lightedly)--Yon think so? (tritit---Yes. You say on page ten that she hissed “You are a liar!” and any wuxmm ‘who can hiss such :1 soxxtmwe as that <=an’t help being won(h3rt'nl --—Bustnn Tl‘2I.D.~' script. . ‘ .‘ Jacbgnu changed his mind. accepted the aid of the pirates and showed :21: .utmos't,tr_ust in them. And throughout the siege of New Orleans the foliowers oi‘. La showed’ themselves worthy o£”con ! 513119.111 were excellént gunners. and‘ have of La captains. Dominique You and‘ a man named’ Be- Inche, Weré_'p1'1,t in charge ox sEii'p's. When} the, British\ had been driven away Jackson’ recomménded that Lu- and his men be granted‘ pardon for a]! previous IniSde'm'éa.nors. and the‘ thing: was done! - _ Nobody seems ‘to ,knoW exactly what\ becamé or Jean I.a and :his\‘bro'th‘er. _In 1816 we, find Jean in‘ -Galvéston. '.[‘ex., Vwbace be was chased by the Spanish government in 1820,, ‘ Latei' there ‘came stories of cruises in tbé Caribbean-. Thé call of the sea‘ was strongfpr tbeopo time Baratarfan. -KVans'a's City‘ Star,- Very Democratic. “Is she ‘the right sort to be a con- gressman's' Wife?\ . “Is, she?‘ ‘W-by. sl1e\s e_véu‘ .more democratic than ,he is. ‘She even goes‘ so far ‘as to call socially on the wives of some of her husband's constitu- ents.\—St. Louis Repubiic. V Engineer's Advantage. “It must be hard work to run a loco. motive.\ ~’1‘;hiis %Nc;w Ma:p of Schuyler isgiven \Oh.'papn. L\|i'.'!s‘pnox1vr pr0‘pnsv(1 last night.\ . \Are you sure he roves you '1\ A \He said hé'd (lie for me. 'p:ma.\~ \Well. _vo1,x'll both die if yomtry to live on the .~zn|m'_‘v hé'.<‘. g:e‘ttim:.\-Bos- ton ’I‘xjnnsv‘ri'pt \ Cold Comfort to every s_ubscTribe:r? of the Citkxronicle ‘W.ithi‘r1 the ._b“o11nds4 of.th6 Fcouhtyw, who “Yes. But: think. of thesatisfzlction in being‘ able .to. get or)’ in front of the instead ot’- lug;;ir‘1,'.,r a suitcase the length of the whole train.”~Wrisb- jngton Star. A Hint to .the Wise. Miiideline-—-Don't come up» to the house tonight. Harold. I Á not. dear? Madeline-—Pa_( had :1 punc- ture; cracked cylinder and a bent’1s'tee;‘- ing.V!v1b’evel’ 'f‘oda‘y,. and I'm afraid 'he‘1l [wreak his vengeance on. you.-.—:.-Kansas City Stan ’ ‘ ‘ .Wi1l pay up arrearages and for one y‘ycarA in ‘ advan1c,t_:.A It; -cannot Weli be -s¢ntV by ,I11aiI,{ but upon % receipt of sub-'% 7sc1jiptio‘nmone'Y%. will be gixLienA out at this o or delivered by a r.epfre.sent—- ativeAofthis.pap%er.% V = .. His lmprassion. “What w’er‘e‘ her reasons for refusing you???’ “Wen. it sounded like an essay on_ éugenics. genezilogy and Judgea. \19 your d':imzht9r mu‘:=ic:1l'g\' r ' ‘‘'W'el.l“-;’‘ réplierl 3.\’l’r.. (‘.’umro‘x. \‘s!1e seen)! ‘so in o()11\'9rsatit»n.‘ but when she. sings opinions: differ\’~Wnsi1lng- ‘ton star. ” ~ Rather Otherwise. L_dtt'ing‘ Him Out. \Wourd ydu ‘marry :a man who has the reputhtiqn of being to: more than ‘half fitted?\ . “ The mm; of charity that should be- gin at tiome is not the kind‘ that com sluts in being kind to yonrseM.'.—-I‘hlja- delphla Ledger-. A . four nve will be: my hxg than our\ Alma. ‘ _ “No, b It'll’ be 21 sister ,to .you.\- H0l'ilt0n'P6q'L ‘ 5 , You may‘ Istretch £1 trmh: intq fa liq. b“ut\\_vou can\t shrink a no mo :t’ruth.--2-.* -Selected .

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