The Inola Register. (Inola, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 2, 1909 Page: 8 of 8
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life, tli** betrayal of the husband by
L Harrie, author, has oi* j his wife and s trusted fticnd.
vorced Mrs. Harrie. Mrs Harrie admitted misconduct
Km lUniai is to be-, with Gilbert Caiman. Caiman is ywofi
a struggling writer, and was a friend
of Barrie's of two years' standing.
Itarrie invited him to visit at the Har-
rie cottage in the country, lie and
Harrie were much together. Mrs. Har-
rie nnd t'annan even more so. The
creed of Harrie toward women as ex-
pressed in his work has been one of
respect and tenderness. The creed
ui.-> > v. of Cannan perhaps may be judged
And the thousands of readers and from his utterance in Peter Homun-
playgoers throughout the world who cuius." the novel which, it is alleged,
have learned to know the gentle, mod- j tells his elde of the affair.
est Harrie through his books and plays
throw up their hands and say:
"Mow could it ever happen?"
For Harrie. from the day when "A
Window in Thrums" first brought him
to the notice of the reading world, to
the time when Peter Pan made his possible pledge,,? Why pretc
nauie a synonym for the whimsical in j mm.|, ,|,at is obviously false?
art all over the world, has stood fore - -- - •• -■ '• -
most as the interpreter of the tender
. im ion —.lames Matthew
Harrie. author, has di-
vorced Mrs. Harrie.
Mrs. Harrie is to be-
come the wife of Gilbert
Cannan, author, the man
v\ho was named in the di-
Mr. Harrie. so 'tis said,
is to marry Pauline
Chase, "the paiama girl.
Gilbert Cannan seems
to have incorporated tlie whole story
in his novel "Peter Homunculus
The writer compares the romance
with the great romances of history
In real life Harrie was granted f
divorce on the testimony of revela
tions made to him by the gardener
and his wife.
"I brought tea to Mrs. Harrie s room
in the morning," said the wife. "I
heard her call. •Ciibert. Cilbert!*
When I entered Mr. t'annan was not
in the room, but the room adjoining—
a dressing room—into which I did not
"1 often saw Mr. Cannan leaving
Mrs. Harrie s room early in the morn-
ing." said the gardener.
On these revelations Harrie taxed
his wife with wrong doing and to
his despair obtained a complete con
fession. Kven then he did just what
everybody who knows the Harrie of
books would have expected him to do
—offered to forgive his erring spouse
if she would renounce Cannan forever.
Hut—"A woman will be anything
that the man she loves wants her to
be." hud written Harrie. little knowing
at the time that one day he was to
find out the truth of his saying ai his
own bitter cost.
•I will not continue to live with
i you." said Mrs Harrie. "It would be
mockery. Mr Cannan is the only man
: in the world I love. I confess all
I openly tell you that I can live with
no man save Mr. Cannan.
Suit Uncontested by Mrs. Barrie.
She made no defense in court. She
did not even put in her appearance.
"O, • ye." one may fancy Jean Mylaa
saying, "'twas na so great luck lor
Jeemy: O, na. Money? Aye. Fam«?
Aye. Hut the breakit heart o' a man
—wha' can the siller and fame buy
him? O, aye; perhaps .leems will aye
come back to his Thrums noo the
grand London lass ha' skippit him.
Ow, aye; there's mony a bonny thing
in grand London town, but, oti, the
breakit heart of a man's na to be curlt
by such. O, aye."
THEY PAID FOR HIS DRINKS
Gullible Strangers Neatly Taken In by
Man Who Had Horrible
Story to Tell.
Four widely-known members of the
Vnion League club were standing at
the fountain where liquid refreshment
is served discussing municipal and
church matters when a stranger liur-
liedly entered, rushed up to the bar
and tailed for a quick service of a
"What's the matter?" asked one of
the original four.
"Just saw an entire L' train go
over three men up here at Fortieth
stieet," answered the newcomer.
"C.teat Scott! is that so? Well, I
should think a sight like that would
need a tonic." and the four grouped
about the fifth anil plied him with
questions, a deep and awesome inter-
est expressed in all their laces. Kven
the bartender drew in to hear the nar
Mr. William A. Kadfnnl will
(|u«*tioriH nnd nlvt4 h«1\ ««• t ^
•OST on nil sublets pertaining to
aibiect of tnilidlng for Hie readers or
this paper. On .....MOU of M Wl.ie . -
ii its Kditor, Author and MitnufU' •
turer. he Is. without doubt, the highest
on nil these subjects A'1<1r"""
nil inquiries to William A na.lford. No.
Fifth Ave.. Ohl<UK<>. III., and only
Ion- two-cent stump for reply.
The concrete block house has be
com.- firmly established throughout
the country as a new type of Amerl-
can home construction. Like all othei
things new it has been abused in some
instances by block makers who were
Ignorant of the proper methods to be
fil lowed in manufacturing blocks, but
with the information now at hand,
both from experience and a careful
Study of the subject, concrete blocks
now being used in home-building are
luli.v equal II not superior to any other
material. It has been proved that the
bloc k can be made w aterproof by
using a dense mixture of well-graded '
The house here shown Is a good
ex Iirple of the concrete block house.
It will be noticed that the corner Irest-
irent provides for blocks of a different
color than those of the body of the
vv.ul These blocks of a lighior color
are ■ Iso used about the doors and win-
dow* This gives a relief from the
sameness of the wall The house Is ill
feet wide and feet i inches long. It
has l large porch and you enter fiom
the porch into a good sued hall. A
I,g room 15 feet II In. he* Ion* and
'I: t; inches wide is provided, and
a ti'easant feature of this room Is tbe
The dining room, which is I?. feet
tiv !■', feet, is well lighted and is con-
vi i,lent to the pantry. The kitchen is
II teet square, large enough for the
us, v of a small family. The second
t>oor is reached by the stairway leading
from the front hall The housekeeper
will lie pleased with the provision for
c wing room on this t1«>or directly
ovel the hail.
There are three bedrooms and
Creed Mrs. Barrie Accepted.
moods of women, especially woman
under the sway of noble, uplifting
love. Love, of the gentler, saner sort,
has made Barrie.
Whether it is the mother love of
poor. worn, old less, waiting the com-
ing of her fallen son. Jamie, in "A
Window in Thrums," or the passion of
Grizel, who tells Sentimental Tommy:
"I don't want you to be great; 1 want
you to be good." Harrie has drawn the
heart of woman truer than anything
else. Ilis reputation ha^ been built
upon sentlmen.. and so deft and con
Tine ing have been his women in senti-
ment that thousands of the gentler
sex have cried: "How can a man
know us so well?"
Wife the Great Inspiration.
"A woman," wrote Harrie in ' Tom-
my and Grlxel." will be anything that
the man she loves wants her to l e
"How true!" cried the women
"Hut how does he know ?"
He< anse, came the explanation, of
Mrs. Harrie She. says the report.
D-* NC POOM
,:c i io
JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE.
has been Harrie s inspiration Through
her he has gained his wonderful in-
sight into the heart of womankind,
and with her at his side he has writ-
ten the tender passages that have
made him famous throughout the
world Mrs Harrie, said their friends,
is Harrie s idol Mrs Harrie. formerly
Mary Ansell, the actress. Is his hero-
ine in real life Mrs Harrie. insepar
able companion of her husband Is
the help that made Harrie great They
love one another Their marriage is
"We knew it!" said the Barrie ad-
mirers. "He couldn't have written
what be has without a tender, loving
and much loved wife at hi* e'bow
And Harrie was pointed out a* the
man who bad realised the eternal
woman he bad dreaded of Id his
And bow—the divorce! Not an or-
dinary aeparation, not incompatibility
of temperament, not becauae of Bar-
yta's fame, but a real tragedy in real
"Is not every woman any man a
woman? Is not every man any wom-
an's man? Why property? Why im-
build upon a lie aud call it sacred?
Why do lies kill loving kindness?
What does she want of me? What
can 1 give her that she has not
already tasted bitterly? What aiu I
to her. or she io me?"
Two different types of men. one j©
years old. the other one the hus-
band of the woman in the case, the
other merely the husband's friend—
these were the characters who assem-
bled In the little Knglish country home
to make up the fatal, eternal triangle
The wife was a beautiful woman, mid
way between the two men in the mat-
ter of years. a former actress, a worn-
an who gloried in swift motor rid-
ing. and who was filled with the joys
o, lire The husband w as a small, shy
man. the most retiring celebrity in
the world of letters; the friend was
called dashing and brilliant, a product
of the stage and the stock exchange,
a beginner in literature but well
known among a certain circle of
In the book— Ihe deadly parallel fol-
lows the course of the real story—
there comes a night v hen Peter and
Harrie. pale and perturbed, trembling
from the tragedy that had come into
his life, told his story as calmly as
•ould The gardener and his wife
That is enough." said the judge
and a decree of absolute divorce was
A woman will be anything the man
she loves wants her to be"—even to
standing before the world as a faith
less, castoff wife The story is as old
as the marriage tie, but who would
have thought it would happen to Har-
rie— Harrie. the man who knew wom-
en and who. if any man, should know-
how to keep a woman's love' Who
would have thought tlia' "Sentimental
Tommy" would lose in the contest for
a woman's heart!
As if to complete the Irony of an
altogether ironical situation, there
comes over the cables what some have
chosen to look upon as the an-
swer: That J M. Harrie is going <o
Marry Pauline Chase, former Ameri-
can actress. and Harrie's god
That " said Gossip, "was the begin-
ning of Ihe Chase-Barrie romance"
Divorce Brings Up a New Angle.
Miss Cbase. It was agreed, was a
welcome visitor under the Harrie roof,
both in the l ndon house and at the
country cottage As the "pajama girl"
the dainty Mile actress bad won
.. . , .. _ [ rame on two continents. As a much-
Marv are alone in the grounds of the tame o *•
* , „ . . . . . f-ncng.-d beauty she was prominent in
country home Peter w rapped his , >
Mary in a blue shawl, round her
shoulders, over her hair, and under
her chin He was near her and stared
very hard at her Hps.
" 'I have never kissed you."'
" 'You must not."
" Tbia night is ours '
" 'Say rather yours and mine.'
" 'I am cold,' said Mary.
"Peter threw an arm around her.
" Warm, warm in a cold world,' lie
" Yea. yes It is that Cold for
" Mine!' cried Peter, and enfolded
her, stooped, and met llpa seeking
Among Great Romance*.
This, it ia believed by many, la the
tbe written version of tbe story by
tbe "other man." Two people love,
nod decide to craap tbe moment of
happiness no matter what tbe coat.
rjitive and absent-mindedly
the diink to one of the four.
Will.' began the newcomer. "I was
coming down Market street, and Just
as I got to Fortieth 1 noticed a sub-
way train coming westward. Three
men in earnest discussion did not no-
tice the train and I was a half block
away." He stopped and trembled and
more drinks were ordered for him,
which he gulped down in haste.
"Ah! I feel better now," he said,
after the fifth drink had been stowed
away, and then he started toward the
"Walt!" cried one of the four.
"Finish the story. Were they all
Killed?" the stranger called, as he
opened the door. "No. Thev were
down on the street as the train went
over thetn on the L. Hut it made
me sick to think of what might"—and
he was far, far away when his aud-
itors came to and paid his bill.
"Slung" said the bartender: "but
it's a new one and a good one."—Phil-
Lamb Hissed His Own Farce.
Lamb's unfortunate farce, "Mr. H ."
has one of the shortest theatrical
i titles on record, antl It could not pos-
sibly have had a shorter theatHcal
life, since It was perfor only once
Ijiinh. as everybody knows, "hissed
and hooted as loudly as any of his
Writing to Wordsworth the follow-
ing day he said: A hundred hisses
— i damn the word I w rite It like
kisses—how different'! a hundred
hisses outweigh a thousand claps
The former <oine more directly from
the heart. Well, It's withdrawn and
there Is an end Hut It is Io be ob-
served that he did not curse his audi
etice. as your modern playwilght
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the newppai>ers She had even gone
so near the brink of matrimony as to
ile«erl her prospective husband at the
altar for the original reason that the
minister read the service in German
But once she came under ihe pa
tronage of Harrie It was noticed that cure, as your m.iuri u Vnj —'
rumors of her threatening marriages W(>u|d have done, for I-ami. happened
grew fewer until they ceased There j to „ HOund and sane critic of his
was no suspicion of anything but
fatherly Interest on the author s part,
Mrs Harrie was as eager for .Miss
Chases visits as any Now. however,
the talk Is out. Harrie. says rutnor.
W||| marry Miss Chase He will con
sole himself with another woman, as
"Kvery Woman Knows" Mrs Harrie
will marry Ollbert Cannan The trl
angle, already ruptured, will become
a quadrangle, end everybody may llva '
bappy ever afterwards- perhaps.
Hut what will they say In Thrums,
now tbat "Jeema" baa test tbe "grand
London lady be marriet"?
ow u work
Fun In "Fussing."
Wausau young men hsve a new fad
It Is called fussing," and has become
very popular. It consists of a bunch
of youug men calling together upon
some young lady one evening aud
calling upon another the next night
Tbe young woman who has the most
"fusses" lu a week is considered tbe
belle It la a great preventive of
apooning, as the hostess haa to divide
her attention among all ber callers—
snn.i and gravel or crushed stone.
Then, too, the face designs of the
blocks are now produced in such artis-
tic designs that one marvels on be-
HISTORIC OLD DUTCH CHURCH
Kingston Edifice That Was Built Over
Old Graveyard—Pews Mark
The celebration of the 'J.'.Oth anni
versarv of the K**forme<l Protestant
Ihitch church of Kingston. N. Y . in
which It Is asserted more presidents
of the United Slates and governors of
the state of New York have wor-
shlped than In any other church In
the I'ntlfd Stales, with the exception
of St. Paul's chapel In Trinity parish
In the city of New York, was held re-
The First Hutch church, as It Is
called, which Is one of the oldest and
most historic lu America, was found-
ed In 1657. and Its present pastor,
Kev. .1. ( . Yan Slyke, is the lineal de
hcendant of the Voorleser Andrus
Yan Slyke, who was first In charge of
The building In which the congre
gallon now worships Is the fourth
that has stood on the s|Hit, not count-
ing the log building which was used
by the settlers In the la-ginning The
•oundatlons. greatly extended lo mee t
Ihe growth of the congregation, In |
•lude part of tb" graveyard surround I
ing tne church
The families whose past genera
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plenty of closet room This house la
adapted for construction not only In
eliich but also in small towns It will
j.:vc satisfaction whether standing on
a corner lot <*r au inside lot
The old Huguenot and P'ltrh rec-
ords of the church tell a great deal
of tbe customs, maimers and condi-
tions of ihe'early settlers When the
church wanted a hell 'he pastor sent
word to each family that bad had a
child haptl/ed to bring a contribu-
tion Offerings of silver, spoons, but-
tons. buckles and ornaments of vari-
ous kinds were sent to Holland and
melted Into the bell, which now. at-
tached to the clock, strikes the hours
from the church steeple.
Four presidents—Washington. Yan
Hureii, (Irani and Arthur—and I." gov-
ernors, it Is asserted, hate worshiped
In the church.
Caruso and the Tax Collector.
1 was dressing for "Pagliacii" when
a man walked Into my room tapped
me on the shoulder nnd said, "(live
me C HO." 1 looked at hi-i and asked,
"What for?" He replied. "Income tax."
I was already lale and said. "Come
again. I have not got the money
here." Whereupon, with the rapidity
of a conjurer, he produced from his
piieket a paper, apparently a warrant
for my arrest This seemed to me to
be carrying the joke too far and so I
asked the manager to he kind enough
to pay the man the money He did
so at once and the good Income-tax
1 collector replied "And now may I
have a seat to see the show?" And
lions were laid In the first giHves still |1H K,„ jt
worship there, their pews In llie last j Magaxlne.
reconstruction of the hulldliig being
-co arranged that each family Is
placed over lis own dead Thus the
name on a pew door marks both Ihe
That's l^ind'in Stiand
pew of ihe family and the tomb of
It was not untII 1 0X, after serv-
ices had been conducted for a cen-
tury and a half in Ihe Ituth language,
that Ungllsh was substituted The
feeling of some of the old Dutch fam
Hies against the supplanting of their
tongue In the pulpit has not yet
ceased There are catechlama 11111
printed In Dutch, and the old mem-
bers of the congregation at times uae
tbla language In tbelr prayer*.
Bareheaded Wellealey Girls.
'lite Wellealey college girls are r
turning for the school year and from
present Indl.altona the atudeiiia at
this college will go bareheaded fur
the greater part of the year
Satiirduy the campus and town
swarmed with the young women, all
of whom sere well wrapped in heavy
coats or sweaters, but not a bat
could be seen. They will continue to
go without their headgear, with the
exception of certain occaalona, aa one
young woman stated. "It le tbe proper
way to beWellealew correspond-
ence Hoston Post
I used lor eitra
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