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automobile has given the soft ones their barrel to the front; but suppose a re- longer to kill a few birds, but it will opportunity. In those days two shots peater was to be invented, some day, teach deliberation. was the limit. Now it is five or six from capable of discharging two cartridges a firearm that is perfection in itself dis
in immediate succession? And if two A Question of Armament charging in rapid succession cartridges
cartridges, why not three? An easy
UT if bow and arrow be obsolete and loaded with such scientific precision as realize. Something in the power of the
the single-barrel unable to respond makes them extremely deadly. Formerly double-barrel--the overwhelming odds
to the desire of the soft ones to kill, why our game birds had a fair chance; now
affords the sportsmen over birds and
not limit the power to kill by limiting the they have no chance.
animals—pleases. A man feels master hunter to the use of the double-barrel? Always is it easy to find the wrong. of the copse with a double-barrel; and Why not limit the right to shoot to but The difficulty is to find the remedy, and such a sense of power, though only three days a week during the open seathe greater difficulty is to reduce that over feeble creatures, is fascinating. ... son, thereby permitting the coveys to remedy into legislation. I have before For everything but the multiplica
have some peace and an opportunity to me Dr. Pope's interesting book, "Hunt
tion of slaughter I liked the single
feed? The answer of the many sportsing with the Bow and Arrow” (Put
best; I had more of the sense of wood
men is that the remedy to reduce killing
craft with it. When we consider how nams, 1925). Every sportsman should
helpless a partridge is, for instance,
of game is to fix a bag limit by law and own a copy. Here is his idea:
before the fierce blow of shot, it does
leave it to the conscience of the hunter With the rapid development of fireseem fairer that the gunner should
not to violate it. Their argument is, if you
have but one chance at the bird. Pararms, hunting tends to lose its sporting
have a bag limit, what difference does quality. The killing of game is becom
tridges at least might be kept for it make whether you use a single-barrel, ing too easy; there is little triumph
single-barrels; great bags of partridges double-barrel, or automatic shotgun? and less glory than in the days of yore.
never seemed to me quite right. Some- The answer is, that too many hunters Game preservation demands a limita
how it seems to me that to take so
pay no attention to bag limits, and such a tion of armament. We should do well much advantage as the double-barrel
law is unenforceable, and there is no such to abandon the more powerful and ac
confers is not altogether in the spirit
thing as conscience in one who believes curate implements of destruction, and
of sport. The double-barrel gives no
his natural rights are being impaired. revert to the bow.
“law.” At least to those who love the
Nevertheless there should be a bag limit, So writes the man who, with bow and own sake, the single-barrel will fill the
for whatever it may be worth, because
true sportsmen will respect it. arrow made by himself, has laid low the
bag sufficiently, and will permit them
to enjoy something of the zest men The game laws of any State may be deer, the moose, the mountain sheep, and
knew before the invention of weapons amended by providing for an open seathe grizzly bear, besides smaller game. not only of precision but of repetition son for quail shooting, during which they He is now in Africa, with Stewart Ed- --inventions that rendered them too
may be hunted only on Mondays, Thursward White, hunting with bow and absolute masters of the situation. A
days, and Saturdays. It may be made arrow. A law forbidding the use of any single-barrel will soon make a sports- unlawful to shoot at, injure, or kill any device for the killing of game other than man the keenest of shots.
game bird with any repeater, automatic, the bow and arrow would be impossible
The single-shot single-barrel gun will or other magazine gun, or except when of enactment. However, the principle is
afford plenty of sport for any sportsman. they are flying. A bag limit of twelve
Such a firearm will prove equal to all the quail in one day or fifty for the season Richard Jefferies, who is spoken of by things so well said of it by Richard is a reasonable limitation in those States Colonel Roosevelt as a man of letters, a Jefferies. In Ohio the hunters would in which agriculture is in an advanced sportsman, and a naturalist, gives us a
welcome such an opportunity. However, stage of development. Five woodcock, more practical solution. Consider what
they made their election between the geese, and shore birds is not too low for he says in that delightful essay, “The
surrender of the repeater and putting a day's limit; nor are ten duck a day or Single-Barrel Gun.” You will find it in quail on the song-bird list and lost their sixty for the season an unreasonable rethe collection of his essays published in
right to hunt them at all. Even on the striction. However, the principal accom1908 by Chatto & Windus, under the
outskirts of the cities and villages quail plishment is to limit the power to kill by title “The Open Air." His was the day
are now abundant throughout Ohio. excluding the magazine gun. Such a of the double-barrel, and his hope was
Last Sunday a covey of twenty-four prohibition should be universal. Restricfor a return of the single-barrel. I can
leisurely wandered about my yard in tions respecting upland shooting depend only quote briefly:
search of insect food. We favor the upon local conditions, but those about Quickness of firing keeps the double- single-shot single-barrel gun. It will take migratory birds should be universal.
Courtesy American Game Protective Association
Shooting ducks from a blind on Bass Lake, Indiana
“One Increasing Purpose”
Edited by EDMUND PEARSON
Certain forms of speech also are affixed
to each character, as though stamped A Review by CLARA BELLINGER GREEN
upon them. We have to forgive Sim for
his inevitable “old man,” “old girl," "old R. HUTCHINSON in his latest
nary conditions. Sim's pursuit of his Charles," "old Niggs," "old Gand,” for novel, "One Increasing Pur- purpose is the story of the book. To
he is English and cannot help it; and the pose, has for his theme the normal intelligence this purpose might author, being English himself, sees no world-old desire to fathom life and its have been sought as effectively while
reason for varying his greetings. We meaning--the "Master-Knot of Human "doing the day's work" in some lucrative
know that when Sim meets his brother Fate" which concerned thinking men business. Not to Sim. First of all, he Andrew he will accost him: “Niggs, old long before Omar Khayyám gave it up: "chucked the service,” thus depriving man, how goes it?" and get the answer: There was the Door to which I found himself of the increased pay which pro
“Oh, pretty good, Sim.” Alice and no Key. motion to the rank of major at the close
Elizabeth spare the author's inventive The hero of the story, Simon Paris, of the war brought him.
powers by exclaiming, when other words the youngest of the three Paris brothers,
“What on earth does he want to retire
fail them: “Oh, Sim, Sim, Sim!” Thus and a war veteran, furnishes one more for now?" pertinently asks his brother
we know what to expect conversationally
from each one- -a method which saves instance of the fact that the war unfitted Charles. many men for the ordinary business of
Questioned on this point and his rea
mental strain on the part of the author, if life. Returning home after the unspeakson for turning down every business op
monotonous for the reader. Linda, it is able existence in the trenches, he found, portunity offered him, he merely replies: true, talks, and talks divertingly, but to his amazement, his old world going on "I don't know." "Gassed," unknown to
Sim's linguistic paucity and triteness, so precisely as it did before the war. He the author, concludes the reader. If he
at variance with his spiritual experiences, cannot go on as he did before. Life has could find the right person to whom he
constantly disappoint. a different, a deeper meaning to him. He might confide his spiritual emotions, he Mr. Hutchinson still indulges in disfeels that he could define himself. Eliza
located and involved sentences. cannot explain the change in himself
We which he realizes and which all detect.
beth enters, and at once comprehends read: “She stressed exactly with a stress Coming out of the war "unscathed"
him and his mental processes.
that no word in the language not butalways expecting to catch it," as all his wishes that her sympathy were less soft, tressed, as 'exactly' is buttressed, by comrades did; "and he never did catch that she might instill character into this some of the stoutest pillars of the alphait"-he has come to believe that he has somewhat floundering hero. But, though
somewhat floundering hero. But, though betical bridge across the abyss of inbeen spared for some purpose. He is inspired and encouraged by her, he still articulation, could possibly support withobsessed by the notion, but to make sure gropes, getting an illuminating glimmer out crumbling out of audition; and the of it he seeks to communicate with now and then, until by slow steps he at
stress she thus gave it had the happy his mother, with whom he has always length perceives his purpose. Countless quality of implying that, while she of had sympathetic understanding and who others have trod the same path and ar
course knew everything on the subject
that was commonly known, hers was the has died during the war. His experi- rived at the same truth; but to him it is ence, alone in the dugout-his compan- a marvelous discovery. He formulates type of erudition that desired to know ions killed—when his involuntary cry,
his revelation, "Christ the Common De- also every secret, possibly sinister, depth "Mother, why am I spared?” brought to nominator," and sees his purpose as the
that was not generally known.” him the assurance of her presence, is not duty to proclaim it. Elizabeth, who,
In the side character of B. C. D. Ash, altogether unusual or unnatural. It is from a quixotic notion common to hero- the "super-famous novelist man," Mr. related that he "felt within him one of ines, has found it out of the question Hutchinson apparently has drawn a those astonishing, unexpected, inexpres- to marry him for about twenty years, is humorous picture of himself as an illussibly comforting acquisitions of absolute now (her own obstacle removed) con
trious novelist frantically evading the
attentions of a too eager public. If knowledge”—that he had been spared fronted by his—the necessity to go forth and would be spared for some purpose.
and preach, thus delaying their happi- it is an actual picture of his personal Excess of emotion, one may say, yet ness. She gives him a year to try out
woes, he must have been an egregious there are moments when the heart de- his experiment, surmising, no doubt, that sufferer from the fame thrust upon him. the end of that time will find him con
He has made B. C. D. a ludicrous object mands and seems to receive, without outward manifestation, certitude of the lost tent to live his new religion in daily life. in his hysterical efforts to dodge the pubone's presence.
As a novelist Mr. Hutchinson's chief lic, but that, we suspect, is intended as
humor. And it is more than probable Simon Paris, familiarly called Sim, is idiosyncrasy is excessive reiteration-a
that Mr. Hutchinson will be afflicted still a man of the Mark Sabre type, not quite point of style which impresses and ensuch a helpless buffet of circumstance as chains at first, but in the end becomes further in this respect as the author of the eccentric hero of "If Winter Comes," wearisome. A pertinent word or phrase “One Increasing Purpose.” but, like him, lacking the inherent self- is employed until it grows threadbare. protective faculty to a degree that nears Each incident, in carefully chosen phrase
Fiction imbecility. Like Mark Sabre, he irri- ology, is repeated again and again, words
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a pupil expected to learn them by rote. tion of its title, which, however, is enHutchinson. Little, Brown & Co., Boston. $2.
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