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THE 



LITERARY NEWS 



JttontljliJ Journal of Current literature 




[NEW SERIES] 
VOL. XXII 



NEW YORK 

PUBLICATION OFFICE, 298 BROADWAY 
1901 



THE LITERARY NEWS. 

INDEX TO VOL. XXII. (NEW SERIES) 1901. 



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PAGE | 

ABANDONED Farmer, Preston 201 

Abbott, L., Life and Literature of the Ancient 
Hebrews 76,119 

(ed.), Hints for Home Reading 25 

Adams, C. C., Text-Book of Commercial Geog- 

raphv 345 

Adams", F. U., Kidnapped Millionaires 234 

Adamsi J. (cd.), The Self-Educator in French.. 34 r 
Adams, J. A., Victc 

arch 

Adams, J. C., Nature 

William Hamilton Gibson 

Adams (Maude), in L'Aiglon ... 

Adams, O. F., Dictionary of America:. 
Adams T. S., Financial Problems of PC 

\ddison, D D., Clergy in Am. Life and Letters. 25 

Acs Triplex, Stevenson no 

Aflalo, F. G. (ed.), Sport in Europe 312 

African Nights Entertainments, Dawson 5 

Aftermath of Christmas Books 30 

\gnus, O., Jan Oxber 308 

-Love in Our Village 3<>8 

Aiken, C. F., Dhamma of Gotama the Buddha, 

and the Gospel of Jesus the Christ 28 

Ainsworth's Novels 375 

.in Playmates 7 

of Emerson 247 

_a M., Little Men 354 

Isabella M., Pauline 178 

Alice of Old Vincennes, Thompson i 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Dodgson.... 375 
Alien, pseud. See Baker, Mrs. L. A. 

All Children Love Books 338 

Allen, A. V. G., Life and Letters of Phillips 
- 34 



Albee, Helen R., Moi 
Albee T " - - 
Alcot 
Aldei 



Allen, G., Florence 
Allen, Grant, In Natur 



Ailenwa.y Ulysses s! ' Grant! '. !!.!!.. 
Allen, Mrs. W., Love Letters of a Liar. . 
Allston, Margaret (pseud.) See Farquhai 
Alta Library .......................... 



Alt. 



>rfer 



Altshefer',' j7 A.",' Wilderness Road. 215 

America, Picturesque and Descriptive, Cook 68 

American Authors and Their Homes, Halsey 354 

American Catalogue, 1895-1900 25 

Engineer in China, Parsons 73 

Engineering Competition 122 

American Girls, Pierce 366 

American Political History to the Death of Lin- 
coln, Conklin 371 

Amos Judd, Mitchell 290, 363 

Andrews, C. M., Historical Development of Mod- 
ern Europe 57 

Annual American Catalogue 119 

Anthony, Geraldine, A Victim of Circumstances. 178 

Anting Anting Stories, Kayme 33O 

Antonia, Belden 207 

Antrobus, Mrs. C. L., Quality Corner 248 

Antrobus, Mrs. C. L., Wildersmoor.... 

Apes and Monkeys, Garner 

Appleton, G., A Narragansett Peer 

Appleton's Fiction 363 

Appleton's Nature Books 362 

Apostles of the Southeast (The), Bullen 363 

Apthorp, W. F., Opera Past and Pre 
Arbuthnot, G., ed., Shakespeare Serm 

Archer, W., Study and Stage 

Aristocrats (The) 

' M^K.', 'Early Empire' Builders of" th. 



, 
Armstrong, M. K., Early Empire 

Great West 
Arnold, Augusta F., The Sea-Bea 

Tide.... 

Arnold! EailM }., Itories of Ancient 

Arrows of the Almighty, Johnson 
Art Crafts for Amateurs, Miller, F 

Ashton', M'., She "stands A^one?. f? 



at Ebb 



249 



Atkins? H Y> G.' **See Kastner,' L.' E. 
At wood's Picture 



Ayer, Hi 

BAB! 

Babcocl 



:K, B., Justice to the Woman 308 

. Jk, C. A., Bird Day 218 

Babcock, W. H., Tower of Wye 169 

Babs the Impossible, MacFall, H 74 

Bache, Constance, Brother Musicians 274, 305 

xcheller, I. R., D'ri and 1 267, 364 

icon, Mrs. Henry, Our House-Boat on the 

Nile 267, 292, 340, 355 

igot, R., Casting of Nets 274 

lildon, H. B., Robert Louis Stevenson 150 

liley, H. C., My Lady of Orange 215 

liley, H. T., Painters' Gospel 109 

_aker, Mrs. L. A., Another Woman's Territory. 178 

Balch, E. S., Glacieres 57 

~ ildwin, M., and others (eds.), Dictionary of 

Philosophy and Psychology 345 

Idwin, J., Discovery of the Old Northwest... 217 

_ ill, E. A. R., Jerusalem 215 

Paris in Its Splendor 21 

Ball, J. D., Things Chinese 21 

Ballantine, F. S., ed., Modern Readers Bible 48 

Balzac, H de, Dramatic Works Rendered Into 

English 346 

Works, Pocket Edition 300 

Honore de Balzac 25 

Banks, L. A., Unused Rainbows 12 

Bantock, M., On Many Greens 34 

Barabbas, Corelli's 

Barnard, Lady Anne, South Africa a Century 

Bafnes,' j.V Gr'e'at'War Trek'. ! . ! .'I." .'" ." II"." 24 

Barr, Mrs. Amelia E. H., The Lion's Whelp... 3. 

Souls of Passage i. 

Barr, R., The Victors 3 

Barrett, C. -R., Short Story Writing 24, ., 

Barrie, J. M., and His Book, Hammerton 33 

Barry, W., The Wizard's Knot 103, 13 

"iartlett, W. A., Ober Ammergau and Other 



Barton, W. E., Hero in Homespun 85 

Pine Knot 246 

Prairie Schooner 109 

Bashkirtseff, Marie, and Maupassant, G. de, Last 

Confessions and Correspondence 174, 214 

Bastille (The), Bingham 354 

Bates, A., Talks on Writing English 308 

Bates, F. G., Rhode Island and Formation ' 



Uni 



Bates, Kath. Lee, Spanish Highw 
Battell, ' j.', 'Ellen. . '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '..'.'.'. 



and By- 



344 



B., Jean-Paul Mai 



iayles, G. J., Woman and the Law 

teard, C, Industrial Revolution 

iecke, L., Yorke the Adventurer, and 



Bedford Shakespeai _ 

Beecher, H. W., Comforting Thoughts." ."." ."I 

Belden, J. Van Z., Antonia ............. 



BeiiHan, Sr John ndth'e 'A'mer.' Girl 
Bell, R. S. W., Bachelordom ............. 

Ben Hur in Greek, Lit. Misc ............. 

Benham, W. G., Laws of Scientific Hand ] 

Bennetti 'Eil'en'H.i 'Astrology! ! ! ! 

Benson, B. K., Friend with the Counters!* 

Benson, E. F., Luck of the Vails ......... 

Lady of Lynn ..... '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 

Story of Alfred the Great ........... 

Sir Walter Besant ....... . ............ 



, 308 

'.III 
253 



INDEX. 



Betsy Ross, Hotchkiss 

Bible, Modern American Bible 

Bickerton, A. W., Romance of the Earth 

Romance of the Hea 



... . -, 

Biddle's (Drexel) Books 

Bigelow, P., Children of the Nations 

Biggs' Bar, Sutherland 

Bigham, C, Year in China 

Bignell, Erne, Mr. Chupes and Miss Jenny 

Bingham, J. F., Christian Marriage 

Binyon, L., Odes 

Baby, Shinn 



_ .sen, C. E. L. O., Prince v., 

Love Letters of Bismarck : 

Bittinger, L. F., Germans in Colonial Times... 

Blackburn, V., Bayreuth and Munich ; 

Blackmar, F. W., Economics 

Blanchard, Amy, Daughter of the Revolution... : 

Blennerhassett. See Pidgin, C. F 334, ; 

Blissert, Nellie K., From the Unsounded Sea. 21 5, : 

Blok P. J., People of the Netherlands 

Blue Grass and Rhododendron, Fox 

Blundell, Mrs. Mary E. S., Fiander's Widow... : 

Boardman! W. H.^Lovers of "the ' Woods ! '.'.'.'.'. } 

Boccaccio, G., Tales from the Decameron 

Boies, H. M., Science of Penology -. 

Bolivian Andes, Conway I 

Book for All Readers, Spoiford 

Book of Sport, Patten 332, j 

Books for Out-of-Doors i 

of 1900 50, < 

Boonc, H. B., end Brown, K., Eastover Court 

Booth, W. S., comp., Notes for the Guidance of 

Boothby, G.',' C'abineV Secret .' .' . .' .' .' .' .' '.'.'.'. '. '. '. '. '.'.'. i 

Long Live the King 2 

My Indian Queen 

My Strangest Case 3 

Mystery of the Clasped Hands i 

Borchgrevrink, C. E., First on the Antarctic 






Ben 



ti-Merrill's Fi 



Illustrated Books 

Bower, Marian, John Thisselton 

Bowker, R. R. See Fletcher, W. I. 

Boyd, Hypatia, Paul Binner and His Work 

Among the Deaf 

Braddon, Ma. E. See Maxwell, Mrs. M. E. B. 
Bradford, A. H., Age of Faith 

Spiritual Lessons from the Brownings 

Bradford, C., Birth a New Chance 

Bradley, A. G., Fight with France 

Brady, C. T., Colonial Fights and Fighters 

The Quiberon Touch. ... 

Under Tops'ls and Tents 

Bramah, E., Wallet of Kai Lung.... 

Bride's Book 

Bridge Whist: How to Play It, Leigh, L 

Brigham, A. P., Text-Book of Geology 

Brinkerhoff, R., Recollections of a Lifetime 

Bronson, W. C., Hist, of American Literature 

Bronte, Anne, Charlotte, and Emily, Novels 

Brooke, S. A., Religion in Literature and Re- 
ligion in Life 

Brooks, E. S., Animals in Action 

Century Book of the Am. Colonies 6, 

Godson of Lafayette 

Brooks, Hildegarde, Without a Warrant. 107, 147 
Brooks, N., Abraham Lincoln.... 

Brooks, Phillips, Life of, Allen 

Brother Musicians, Bache. . . . 

Broughton, Rhoda, Foes in Law 

Brown, Abram E., Faneuil Hall and Faneuil 
Hall Market 

Brown, Alex., English Politics in Ea'riy 'Vir- 
ginia History 

Brown, Alice, King's End 

Brown, Kenneth. 5><? Boone, H. B. 

Brown, W. G., Andrew Jackson 

Browne, Wm. T., Jov-Bells IDS 

Reply to the Man with the Hoe 

Brownell, C. L., Tales from Tokio 



ing, Eli; 



Browning, R., Complete Works. . . 
and Mrs. Eliz. B.. Beautiful Th 
Brunei, G., Fun with Magic 
Bryden, H. A., Anim 
r,...u.. T 



A., Animals of Africa ............. 

The Half-Hearted ......... 



'It 

, J.',' Industrial' EvoTudo... .......... 

Buckeve Baron, Paxson 326 

Buell.'C. E., Industrial Liberty...! 

Bullen, F. T., With Christ at' Sea 56 

Bullock, S. P., Irish Past 



Burdett-Coutts, W. A. B., Sick and Wounded 

in South Africa j 

Burgess, G., Nonsense Almanac 

Burgess Nonsense Book -. 

Burgess, J. W., The Civil War and the Consti- * 

Burnett,' 'Mrs'. ' Frances ' H.', ' Making ' of' a' 'Mar- ' 
Burnh'am, S 'cia'ra 'L,' 'Miss ' p'rit'chard's' w'e'd'dmg ' 

Burnt. ' R.,' 'Com'p'l'ete ' Poetical ' Works .' .' .' .' 

Burrell, Caro B., Gala-Day Luncheons i 

Burroughs, T., A Year in the Fields 3 

Burton, J. B., The Yenr One 

Burton, R., Ballad of the Unsuccessful 

Whittier 2 

By the Waters of Sicily 

Byrn, E. W., Progress of Invention in the Nine- * 
teenth Century 

C., Home Thoughts ... i 

Cable, G. W., The Cavalier 291, 342, 3 

Caine, H., The Eternal City 293 3 

Caleb Wright, Habberton... 

Calkins, R.. Substitutes for the Saloon. .. .219, -> 
Callahan, J. M., American Relations in the 

Pacific 

Callow, E., Old London Ta\ 



, Emily S. L., Bitter Fruit 

Campbell, Mrs. Helen S., Ballantyne 

Canfield, H. S., A Paladin in Khaki 

Canton, W., Children's Sayings 

Careers of Danger and Daring, Moffett 295, 

Carlile, W. W., Evolution of Modern Money 

Carmichael, M., In Tuscany 

Carolina Cavalier, Eggleston 132 ' 

Carpenter, F. G., South America f, 

Carpenter, J. E. (ed.), Sailor 5 



Carpenter, W. B., Religious Spi 
" % M. E., Love and Honour. . . 

egnier, Mme. H. and G., Le Due de 



Poets. ] 
Reich- 



Castle, Agn< 



md E., Hoi 



of Rom 



Secret Orchard 

Catherwood, Mrs. Mary H., Laza 

Cavalier (The), Cable 

Cave, H. W., Golden Tips 

Ceagh, F. J., Passing of the Dragon j 

Century Book for Mothers, Yale and Pollak 

Century Book of the Am. Colonists, Brooks.... ' 

Century Classics . 

Ceremony (The) ("Penitcntes of San Rafael"), ' 

Chambers. A. B., New Century Standard 'Lett'e'r- 

Chambers, R. W., Cardigan ..'.'.'.! ! ! 

Champney, Mrs. Elizabeth W., Romance of t'he * 

Renaissance Chateaux - 

Champlin's Young Folks' Cyclopaedia in Litera- * 

Chapin, A. A.,' Masters' o'f 'Music ! ! ! ! 

'.'ha,. in, C. V., Municipal Sanitation in the U. S. 2 

Chapman, F. M., Bird-Life ... j 

Charles Kingsley ; 

Chaucer, G., Complete Works , 

"Chimmie Fadden," Author of, Lit. Misc 2 

liina and tlv- Allies, Landor i 

-Books on. 

Choate, J. H.^AbralJam Lincoia! ! ! ! 

~ mley, C. H. Sec Oufhwaite, R. L. 

snic Loafer (The), Lloyd 3 

rchill, W., The Crisis 2 

leiella, Crockett z 

umstance, Mitchell 295, 3 

City Club of New York, Some Things Richard 
Croker Has Said and Done 2 

Civics, Holt 196, 2 

Clark, C. S., ed. See Neal, E. V. 

Clark, F. E., New Way Around an Old World., i 

Clark, Imogen. God's Puppets i 

Heresv of Parson Medlicott 

Clarke, A., Effects of the Factory System i 



INDEX. 



Clemmens, Jane E., Luscious Strawberry 26 
Clifford, Mrs. Lucy L., A Woman Alone. . .258, 275 
Clinton, H. R., Wellington's Famous Battles in 
the Peninsula, France and Belgium 24 


Daniels, Gertrude P., The Warners 148, 
Dark Hour ("Meloon Farm"), Pool 
Darlingtons, Peake 
Daskman, Josephine D., Fables for the Fair 
Daughter of the Revolution, Blanchard 


'AGE 
333 

346 

34- 
109 

l % 

III 

363 

276 

1 66 

i 

152 
351 


Clow/F. R., Introduction to the Study of Com- 


Veldt. Marnan 
Daunay's Tower, Sergeant 
David, the Poet and King, Hillis 
Davidson, G. T., The Moderns 
Davies, A., Maude Adams 
Davis, A. M., Currency and Banking in the 
Province of the Mass.-Bay 
Davis, R. H., With Both Armies in South Af- 


Coates's Books of Travel and Description 369 
Fiction . 369 


Coates, T. F. G., Lord Roseberry 115 
Cobban J M Royal Exchange . 117 


Cole, S. V., In Scipio's Gardens 58 
Colombian and Venezuelan Republics, Scruggs.. 33 
Colonial Fights and Fighters, Brady 374 
Coltman, R.. Beleaguered in Peking 345 


Dawson, A. T., African Nights Entertainments.. 
Dawson, W. H., German Life in Town and Coun- 


Column (The), Marriott 200 
Colville, W. T., Fate Mastered Destiny Ful- 
filled 26 
Comedie Humaine (The), Wormeley 366 


ed., Our European Neighbors 
Day, E., Social Life of the Hebrews 
Day, Sa. J., From Mayflower to Mistletoe 
Day, T. F., On Yachts and Yacht Sailing 


Compleat Bachelor, Onion 168 
Complete Dramatic Works of Balzac, Vermont.. 336 
Comstock, G. C., A Text-Book of Astronomy... 182 


Deasy, H. H. P., In Tibet and Chinese Tur- 
kestan 


147 
330 
370 
i45 

148 
107 

,E 

24 

III 

87 
85 
57 
142 

148 
179 

12 

339 

III 

I'A 

339 

57 
117 
131 

"H 
104 

3 
25 

170 

364 

2 7 8 
365 
117 
309 
342 

i 
$ 


Death of the Gods, Merejkowski 


Confederate State? of America, Schwab 270 
Confessions of a Caricaturist, Furniss 375 
Conn, H. W., Method of Evolution 88 


Defoe, D., Descendants of, Lit. Misc .' 
Delanoy, Mrs. M. Frances H., Serious Compli- 


Connor, R. See Gordon, R. 
Conrad, J., and Hueffer, H. F. M., The Inher- 


Dellenbaugh, F. S., North Americans of Yes- 


Dennis T Realms of Gold 


Considerations on Painting, La Farge, J 84 
Constantinople and Its Problems, Dwight 370 
Content in a Garden, Wheeler 236 
Conway, Sir W. M., Bolivian Andes 228 
Cook, E. T., Rights and Wrongs of Transvaal 
War 345 


De Roo, P., America Before Columbus 
Dickens Works 67 


Dickerson, Mary C., Moths and Butterflies 
Dickinson C L Meaning of Good 


Didier, C.', Romance of 1'Aiglon 
Dillingham, Frances B., Christmas Tree Scholar. 
Disciple (The), Bourget 107, 
Dix, Beulah M., Making of Christopher Fer- 


Cook, J., America, Picturesque and Descriptive. 86 
Cook, T. A., Story of Rouen 215 
Corelli, Marie, Angel's Wickedness 23 
Corvo, T. B., In His Own Imaee 148 
Cotes, Mrs. Sara J. D., The Crow's Nest 179 
Couch, A. T. Q., The Laird's Luck and Other 
Stories 342 
Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts 78 


Dix, g E. A., Old Bowen's Legacy 103, 
Dodd, Mrs. Anna B., American Husband in Paris. 
Falaise, the Town of the Conqueror 
Dodge, Mary A., Gail Hamilton's Life and Let- 


Coup, W. C., Sawdust and Spangles 219 
Courtesy Dame, Gilchrist 8 


Dog- Watches at Sea, King 106, 
Dolly Dialogues, Hope 
Donald's Old Room Is Yours ("When the Gates 
Lift Up Their Heads") 
Doris Kingsley, Rayner 
Dorys, Georges (pseud.), The Private Life of 
the Sultan of Turkey 324, 
Douglas, Amanda M., Little Girl in Old Wash- 
Question of Siience ' 


Courtot- Memoirs 371 
Craddock, Flo. N., The Soldier's Revenge 148 
Crafts, W. F., and Mrs. W. F., Protection of 
Native Races Against Intoxicants and Opium. 121 
Craigie, Mrs. Pearl M. T., A Birthday Book... 150 
Serious Wooing 258, 309 
Craik, Sir H., A Century of Scottish History.. 150 
Crane, A. R., Smiles and Tears from the Klon- 
dyke 85 


Dowden, E., Puritan and Anglican 119, 
Downer, C. A., Frederic Mistral, Poet and Lead- 


Crankisms, Matthewman 266 
Crawford, F. M., Works 345 


Creed, Sibyl, Vicar of St. Luke's 216 
Crimson Weed St John 142 


Downing, H.. Nell Gwynne of Old Drury 
Dovle. A. C., Green Flag 
Drake, S. A., Myths and Fables of To-Day 
Dream Fox Story Book, Wright 


Crisis (The), Churchill 203 
Crispi, Stillman ..292 


Play Actors ^48 


Education and the Philosophical Ideal 


Love Idylls 342 


Drexel-Biddle, A. J. See Biddle, A. J. Drexel- 
Drevfus A Five Years of My Life 


- Silver Skull 148 20' 


Croly, G., Tarry Thou Till I Come 179, 241 
Cromie, R., Kitty's Victoria Cross 309 
Cromwell, Oliver, Morley 2 
Crosby, J. S., Government 311 


Same. (French). 2.14. 
D'ri and I, Bacheller 267, 
Drifting 
Drone and a Dreamer, Lloyd 241, 271, 
Drummond, H., King's Pawn 


Cross, Mrs. Ada C., The Devastators 342 
Cross, C. F., and Bevan, E. J., Researches on 


Cross for Ruskin's Grave, Lit. Misc 61 
Crossroads of Destiny Ritter 105 


Dunn, B. A., Battling {,>r Atlanta 
Dunne F P Mr Di o'ov's Philosophy 


Crowley, Ma. C., A Daughter of New France.. 179 


Durer, A., The Apocalyt e 


Crowninshieid, Mrs. Mary B., Valencia's Gar- 
den 216, 234 
Crucifixion in "The Penitentes," Lit Misc 253 
Cruper, Mrs. Julia S., His Letters 216 


Dutt. W. A., Highways and Byway's in East An- 
glia 


Dwellers in the Hills, Post 


Mrs. Clyde ..85 
Culture and Restraint, Black 370 
Cunningham, W., Essay on Western Civiliza- 
tion in its Economic Aspects 88 
Curious Career of Roderick Campbell, Mcll- 
wraith .... ... 105 


EARLE, Mrs. Alice M., Stage-Coach and Tavern 

Eari a y yS EngiiVh' 'Printed' Books' in 'the' University 
Library, Cambridge 
East London Besant 


;i; 

75 

i 

120 
36t 
TT7 


Curry, J. L. M., Civil Hist, of Government of 
Conf -derate States 231 


F.astover Court House, Boone and Brown 
Eccentricities of Genius, Pond 
Ecksf.rm, F. H., Bird Book 
Wi odpeckers 


Cust, i.., Anthony Van Dyck 20 
DALTOK, W., Bridge Abridged ... 312 


Edinburgh Shakespeare (The) 
Edsun, M. C., Solaris Farm 



INDEX. 



Edward vii. See Private Life of. 
Edward, W. A., Self -Educator in Latir 

Edwards, A. H., Romance and Rome ,. 

Edwards, O., Japanese Plays and Playfellows... 152 

Eggleston, Edward 42 

Transit of Civilization 24, 244 

Eggleston, G. C., Camp Venture 179 

Carolina Cavalier 132 

Eleanor, Ward 42 

Eliot, George, Adam Bede 148 

Works 375 



Elliott, Sarah B., Sam Houston 

Ellis, H., The Nineteenth Century 

Ellis, J. B., Garcilaso 

Elshemus, L. M., Sweetbrier 

Ely, R. T., Introduction to Political Ecom 
Embree, C. F., Heart of Flame 



Emerson, R. W., Sanborn ; 

See Albee, J. 

Emory, F., Maryland Manor ; 

Encyclopedia of Etiquette, Holt ; 

English and American Patriotism ("The Ex- 
patriates"), Bell 

Englishwoman's Love-Letters 

Envoi (L'), Verse ("In Scipio's Gardens"), 
Cole 

Erskine, P., When the Gates Lift Up Their 
Heads i 

Eternal City, Caine 293, - 

Evans, R. D., A Sailor's Log / i 

FALAJSE, Dodd 

Familiar Fish, McCarthy 

Familiar Flowers of Field and Garden, Mathews. 3 
Familiar Trees and Their Leaves, Mathews.... 3 
Farquhar, Anna, Her Washington Experiences., i 

Social Life in Washington 3 

Farrelly, M. J., Settlement After the War in 

South Afric, 



Father Stafford, Hope 

Fawcett, Millicent G., Life of Her Majesty, 

Queen Victoria i 

Fenollosa, Ma McN., Hiroshige : 

Ferri, E., Socialism and Modern Science i 

Field, E., How One Friar Met the Devil 

Sharps and Flats 

Tribune Verse ; 

Fielding, H., Works 

Fields, J. T., Yesterdays with Authors 

Filipino Stories, Kayme , 

Fireside Sphinx (The), Repplier -. 

First Men in the Moon, Wells 329, 344, 

tish, D., comp., Lincoln Literature 

Fisher, Kath. R. See Williams, M. E. 
Fiske, John , 

Life Everlasting ; 

Old Virginia and Her Neighbors 

Fithian, Philip Vickers, Journals and Letters... 

Fitzgerald, D. G., Quest of Coronado 2 

Fitz Gerald, Edward, Lit. Misc i 

Fitzgerald, J., Word and Phrase 3 

5000 Facts and Fancies, Phyfe i 

Five Years of My Life, Dreyfus 170, I 

Flandrau, C. M., Diary of a Freshman 

Fletcher, W. L, and Bowker, R. R., Annual 

Literary Index i 

Fletcher, W. L, The "A. L. A." Index 3 

and Poole, Marg., Poole's Index to Periodi- 
cal Literature , ...a 

Flick, A. C., Loyalism in New York 2 

Flint, Mrs. Martha B., Garden of Simples 

Flynt, Josiah (pseud.), World of Graft 219, 3 

Folk, E. *Moo g n ^Monster.' '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. .' , 

~onia, Torrey.... 

-- __ j Child ("Luck of a Lowland 

the Blue and Gold, Lichtensteiii ] ','. '. '.'. 

Ford, P. L., Janice Meredith 

Foreword to Winsome Womanhood ("Winsome 

Womanhood"), Sangster 

Forman, S. E., Thomas Jefferson 

Forsslund, M. Louise, Story of Sarah.. i 

Forsythe. Clarence, Old Songs for Young America. 3 
Forty Modern Fables, Ade . . . . 

Foster, M., In the Forest 

Foulke, W. D., Maya , 

Fourth Generation, Besant 

Fowler, Edith H., The World and Winstow 3 

Fowler, Ellen T., Cupid's Garden 

Love's Argument i 



r), The Fra 



s Let- 



-.-. E. (pseud.) 

M. E. S. 
Francis, Sir P., (and othei 

Francke,' K.',' Hist.' of' German' Litc'i 

termined by Social Forces 

Franklin, B:, Autobiography c 
Fraser, Mrs. H., A Little Gr 

Fraser, W. A., The Outcasts 

French Life in Town and Country, Lynch 



Fretwell, J., The Ch: 



instia 



iagari 



, T. K., Poor People 



Frothingham, Eugenia B., Turn of the Road... 

Fry, R. E., Giovanni Bellini 

Fuller, Anna, Katherine Day : 

Fuller, H. B., The Last Refuge 

i Palmistry.. ; 

, _., Second Dandy Chater : 

The Man Who Knew Better ; 

Callus, A., Sarah Bernhardt : 

Garden of Simples, Flint 

Gardiner, S. R., Oliver Cromwell : 

Garla.id, H., Her Mountain Lover : 

R. L., Apes and Monkeys 26, 



Gaspary, A., History of 
Gateless Barrier, Harri; 



Early Italian Lit 



, Helen E., Etiquette of Correspondence.. 

Gerard, Dorothea, The Million . 

The Supreme Crime 

Gestefeld, Ursula N., The Builder and tne Plan. . 
Giberne, Agnes, The Mighty Deep and What We 

Gibbs? W G In' Search 'of Mademoiselle'.'. '.'.'. 179', \ 

Gibson, C. D., A Widow and Her Friends ; 

Gilbert, Lady. See Mulholland, R 



Gilbert, Mrs. Anne H., Stage Re 

Mrs. Gilbert 109 

Gilchrist, R. M., Courtesy Dame 

Giles, H. A., History of Chinese Literature... 
Giles, H. A., and others, Great Religions of th( 

World 

Gillespie, Mrs. Eliz., Book of Remembrance. 2 14 

Gilman, B., Back to the Soil 

Glimpses of the Pan-American Exposition a 



iovanni Bellini, Fry 
irdner, J. H., Newyorkitis 

, G. R., Our Friend the Charlat 
of Elizabet 



Glynn, Elinor, The Visits c 
God of His Fathers, London 
God's Puppets, Clark 



P8W 



Godson of Lafayette, 

Going, Maud, With the Wild Flowers from the 

Pussy-Willow to the Thistledown i 

Gomperz. T., Greek Thinkers i 

Gooch, F\ A., ed.. Research Papers 2 

Goodenough. G., Handy Man Afloat and Ashore, i 

Goodwin, Maud W., Sir Christopher i 

Gordon, C. W., Beyond the Marshes 

The Man from Glengarry 3 

Gordon, G: A. G., New Epoch for Faith 

Gordon, Julien, pseud. See Cruger, Mrs. J. S. 

Gore, C., ed.. Lux Mundi 3 

Gorky, M., Foma Gordyeeff 257, 2 

Gould, Alice B., Louis Agassiz 3 

Gould, E. L., Little Men Play 



Graham, H. G., Social Life of Scotland in the 

Eighteenth Century 

Graham, J., Great God Success , 

Graham, Mrs. J. E., Toltec Savior 105, ; 

Grand, Sarah. See MacFall, Mrs. H. 

Grant, A. J., French Monarchy 

Gray, Maxwell (pseud.) See Tuttiett, M. G. 
t Essays 



Ohio Novel ("Ralph Marlow 

Plays (English) 

(French and German) . . . 
Great People's Series 

War Trek, Barnes 

White Way, Paine 

Greek Dn 



Green, Mrs. Sarah P. McL., Floodtide 

Green. W. D.. William Pitt, Earl of Chatham.. : 
Flag, Doyle 

:af, S., Wed by Mighty Waves 



INDEX. 



Greer, J., Twenty-five Minutes with Palmistry. . 

Gregory, Lady, ed., Ideals in Ireland 

Gregory, D. S., Crime of Christendom 

Griflis, W. E., Pathfinders of the Revolution... 



Grimm's Fairy Tales 

Grinnell, G. B., The Punishment of the Stingy 

Grinnell, M., Neighboi 



343 



of Eng. His 



ield, Wood and 

_ .............. 361 

Groos" K.", Play of Man ....................... 178 

Gross, C., Sources and Lite 
tory ................... 

Guerber, Helene A., Empresses of France ...... 177 

Guide to the Trees JA) ...................... 361 

Guide to the Wild Flowers (A) ............... 361 

Gunter, A. C., Deacon's Second Wind ......... 303 

Mr. Barnes of New York ................... 179 

anSle ' " " ' ' 



. . 

and Robbins, II., Outline of Social' Economics. 
Gusman, P., Pompeii ........................ 

Gwynn, S., Queen's Chronicler ................ 



Haggard, H. R., Winter Pilgrimage.... 

Lysbeth 

Mains, T. J., The Cruise of the "Petrel" 

Half-Hearted, Buchan 

Hales, A. G., Campaign Pictures of the 

South Africa 

Hall, A. C. A., Marriage with Relatives Pro 



Tabernacle Talks 220 

Hall, Helene, Song of a Heart 66 

Hallam, Tulia C., Story of a European Tour 85 

Hallock, G. B. F., Model Prayer 58 

Hallworth, J., Arline Valere 275 

Halsey, F. W., Old New York Frontier 109 

Halstcad, M., Aguinaldo 274 

Hamilton, Gail (pseud.) See Dodge, Mary A. 

Hamilton, H., Cigarettes 150 

Hammerton, J. A., J. M. Barrie and His Book. 337 

Hancock, A. E., Henry Bourland 216 

" "ic, Weale 84 



Woman Wh, 
Harper, G. M., Masters 
Harper's Holiday Books 



ch Lit 



II 



. Consta 



Ex-Presidenl 



of the 
State's 



Harrison, Mrs 

Hills 
Harrison, M. C. (comp.), New Yor 

Prominent and Progressive Men ............. -. 

Harrison, Mrs. Mary K., Gateless Barrier ____ 

("Lucas Malet"), Sir Richard Calmady ..... - 
Hart, A. B. (ed.), American History Told by ' 

Contemporaries .......................... -. 

Harte, F. B., Stories and Poems .............. 

Under the Redwoods ...................... ] 

, L. B., Republic of America ......... 

------ , ------ -. ..., .. the "Charleston" ....... 

Haunts of Peter Stirling ("New York in Fic- 
tion"), Maurice ........................... : 

Hawkins, A. H., Father Stafford .............. ; 

Tristram of Blent ..................... 298, 

Hawser, A. B., Starboard Lights .............. \ 

Hawthorne, N., Complete Writings ............ j 

Scarlet Letter ............................. ] 

Hayes, F. W., Gwynett of Thornhaugh ........ 

Hayes, Henry (pseud.) See Kirk, Mrs. E. O. 
Hazelton, G. C., jr., Mistress Nell ........ 107, i 

Headley, F. W., Problems of Evolution ........ i 

Hector, Mrs. A. F., Missing Hero ____ 

Helmet of Na^ ~ ' ' 



r Moi 



i Love 



Heritage of Unrest, Overton i 

Herkless, J., Francis and Dominic and the Men- 
Herod, Phillips'. '. '. '. 

~ and H. (pseud.) See Prichard, Mrs. 



K. 



; H. 



of Fictiot 

Herrick, F. H., H< 
Hewlett, M. H., F. : 
-New Can ' 



/ells. 



>f Wild Birds : 

k Out of Tuscany 

New Canterbury Tales 

Richard Yea-and-Nay , 

Mr. Hewlett's Style, Lit. Misc 

on, T. W., Amer. Orators and Oratory.. ; 

Hill, Mabel, comp.. Liberty Documents 

Willis, N. D., Influence of Christ in Modern Life. 



That Sweet Enemy . .' 

Three Fair Maids 

Hirsch, M., Democracy Versus Socialism ; 

Historic Towns of the Western States, Powell, 



Historical Novel and Other Essays, Matthews.. 109 

History of Criticism, Saintsbury 13 

the War in the Philippines, Wilcox 108 

Hobbes, John Oliver (pseud.) See Craigie, Mrs. 
P. M. T. 

Hobson, J. A., The Social Problem 182 

Hocking, J., Lest We Forget 309 



Hodder, A., Tht .. 
Hodges, G., Willia: 



Hokus 






Thoi 



Hollander, B., The Mental Function of Phil- 
osophy of the Brain ; 

Holland, C., Mousme : 

Hollis, I. N., Frigate "Constitution" 

Holls, F. W., Peace Conference at the Hague. . 

Holmes, C. J., Hokusai 

Holt, Emily, Encyclopedia of Etiquette ; 

^--yclopaedia of Etiquette 



Encyclopaedi 

Holt, H., Talk 

Holt's Miscellaneous 'Books 

Holt's Recent Fiction 

Home of Joan of Arc ("Along French By- 

Home S Th'oughts S by'"C"' .'.'.'.'.'..'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. V.iVV, 

Hope, A., Dolly Dialogues 

Hope, Anthony. See Hawkins, A. H. 

Hope, G. H., Till the Doctor Comes and How 



Hopkins, E. W., Great Epic of India 

Hoppin, J. M., Great Epochs in Art Histoi 
Hornung, E. W., Raffles 



Horton, G., Like Another Hel 

Modern Athens 

The Tempting of Father Anthoi 



The Tempting of Father Anthony j 

Horton, R. F., Alfred Tennyson i 

Hotchkiss, C. C., Betsy Ross i 

Hough, P. M., Dutch Life in Town and Country. ; 
Houghton, Mifflin's Holiday Books of Prose 



Houghton, Mifflin & Co.'s K 

Outdoor Books 

House of De Mailly, Potter, 
-Egremont, Seawell. 



Hovey, C., Stonewall Jackson 

How/ L., James Buchanan Eads 

How to Write a Novel ; 

-Women Should Dress for Tennis, Lit. Misc.. : 
Howard. L. O., Insect Book : 



Howells, W. D., Italian Jouri 

Pair of Patient Lovers... 

Story Book 

ind others, Niagara Book. 



Rowland, F. H., Chase of De Wet 

Hoxie, C. De F., Civics for New York State... 

Hubbard, G. H., The Why of Poverty 

Hubbell, G. G., Fact and Fancy in Spiritualism, 

Theosophy and Psychical Research 

Hudson, W. H., Sir Walter Scott 

Hughes, J. L., Dickens as an Educator 

Human Nature in the Rough ("Dwellers in the 

Hills"), Post 

Hume, F., Traitor in London 

M. A. S., The Spanish P< ' 



Misu 

Kuril, EstelYe" M., ' ed'., "Titian'.'. .'..'.'.'.'. .'..'.'.'.. 
Humming-Bird of Ocean ("Life and Sport i 

the Pacific Slope"), Vachell 



, C. M. Sec Lay, W. 



Hutton, A.. The Sw 



and the Centui 



Hydei'W. De W.rArt"of Optimism as taught 

by Browning 26 

Hyne, C, Master of Fortune 105 

Prince Rupert the Buccaneer 180 

- ' 373 

_ ..erapeutics, Edu- 

Mason 371 

What Hope Is ("Babs 



INDEX. 



Illustrated American Stage 146 

Ilott, C., Book of Asparagus 277 

Improvised Santa Claus ("Recollections of a 

Missionary in the Great West"), Brady 55 

In and Around the Grand Canyon, James 46 

Search of Mademoiselle, Gibbs 207 

the House of His Friends, Savage 130, 168 

Levant, Warner 355 

IndustrfaT^volution^Burcher 1 ?. . m n . '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. '. '. 371 

Infidel (The), Maxwell 75 

Ingraham, F. A., United States Yachting Di- 
rectory 251 

Inhabitants of the Philippines, Sawyer 76 

International Year-Book 219 

Invention of the Steamboat 87 

Ireland: Historic and Picturesque, Johnston... 369 

Insect Life, Comstock 363 

Italian Journeys, Howell 355 



. 3C>4 



ckson, A. W.,' 

ckson, S. M., Huldreich Zwingli 

mes, G. W., In and Around the Gra 



Indian Basketry 

Jr.mes, H., Sacred Fount 

Jar 

-^Nightingale, Watanna 375 

:ncyk, J., Ten Years in Cossack Slavery... 118 
-ow, J., Fact and Fable in Psychology 26 

: ey, Walter. See "Bec'k'e, L. 

erome, J. K., The Observations of Henry 150 

ewett, Sa. O., Tory Lover 262, 296, 343 

ewish Encyclopaedia, Singer 238 

im and His Jewel ("Lord Jim"), Conrad S3 

immy ("Men of Marlowe's"), Dudeney 16 

John, Alix, The Night-Hawk 309 

John Charity, Vachell 327 

John Thisselton, Bower 197 

Winslow, Northrop 105 

Johnnie Courteau, Drummond 372 

Johnson, C, Along French Byways 21 

Johnson, O., Arrows of the Almighty 148, 306 

Lit. Misc 220 

Johnson, R. M., Roman Theocracy and Re- 
Public 345 

Johnson, S : Boswell 375 

148 

, , ons of a Georgia 

Loyalist 146 

Jokai, M., Corsair King , .. 216 

Day of Wrath 23 

Manasseh ... 216 

Tones, Dora M., A Soldier of the King 180 

Jones, J. L., Search for an Infidel 220 

Jordan, Eliz. G., Tales of the Cloister 309 

Toscelyn Cheshire, Kennedy 230 

Joy and Strength for the Pilgrim's Day, Tile- 

ston 366 

Joy-Bells, Browne 105 

Joyce, J. A., Edgar A. Poe 247 

Oliver Goldsmith .. ,...147 

Judd, Ma. Cath., comp., Wigwam Stories 248 

Juletty, McElroy 163 

Junk, Lempert 368 

KAI.ER, J. O., Story of Old Falmouth 249 

Kastner, L. E., and Atkin, H. G., Short Hist, 
of French Literature 87 



Kayme, S., Anting-Anting Stories .......... 248, 330 

Kearney, Belle, Slaveholder's Daughter ........ 274 

Keats, Gwendoline, White Cottage ......... .. 107 

Keeley, Gertrude, Alphabet of Wild Flowers... 277 
Kempster, A., Way of the God 



, ., .......... . ____ 

Kennedy, Sara B., Joscelyn Cheshire ....... 217, 230 

Kester, V., Manager of the B. & A ........... 275 

Ketcham, H., Abraham Lincoln ....... , . . 214 

Kidnapped Millionaires, Adams ............. 234, 364 

Killikelly, Sa. H., Curious Questions in History, 



Kimm, S. C., The Iroquois : 

King, B., and O'Key, >., Italy To-Day : 

King, C, In Spite of Foes : 

Norman Holt 



Kin, 



of Honey Island, Thompson : 

> Deputy, Hinkson 



Kingsland, Mrs. Burton, Etiquette 

sions 

Kingsley, C., Hypatia 

Kingsley, C., Novels, Poems and Life.. 
Works, ~ 



, Chester ed 293 



Kingsiey, F. M., Transfiguration of Miss Phi- 
K .', ' Stephen ' Caiinari '. ', 



Kinross, A., Philbrick Howell i 

Kipling, R., Kim 1 

and others, War's Brighter Side i 

Kirk, Mrs. Ellen O., Our Lady Vanity 270, ' 

Kirkman, M. M., Romance of Gilbert Holmes... 

Kittie's Victoria Cross, Cromie j 

Klondyke Ballads. See Sutherland - 



Knight, E. F.. Small Boat Sailing.. 

Knight, G., Son of Austerity : 

Knight, J., Self-Educator in Chemistry ; 

Knight, W.. Lord Monboddo : 

Knollys, Beatrice, Gentle Art of Good Talking.. 
Knowles, F. L. (ed.), Golden Treasury of Amer. 

Songs and Lyrics 

Krausse, A., Far East ' 

Kuhns, L. O., German and Swiss Settlements 

of Colonial Pa 

LADY of Lynn, Besant ; 

La Farge, J., Cor__. 
Lagerlof, Selma, Fro 



inting. . 



, , Swedish Homestead... i 

Laird and Lee's Diary and Time Saver 

Vest-Pocket Time Saver i 

Lampton, W. J., Yawps, and Other Things 

Lanciani, R., New Tales of Old Rome 3 

Land of the Wine, Biddle 

Landor, A. H. S., China and the Allies i 

Lane, C. H., All About Dogs 

Lane, Elinor M., Mills of God i 

Lang, A., Hist, of Scotland 

Magic and Religion j 

La Rame, Louise de, Street Dust i 

Lamed, J. N., A Multitude of Counsellors j 

Lassalle, F., Science and the Workingman 

Lassie j 

Last Confessions and Correspondence, Bashkirt- 

Refuge,' 'Fuller .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.' '.'.!!.'!!"!!'.!!!!!! 

Words of Distinguished Men and Women, 

YearsTof 'the 'Nineteenth' Century', Lati'mer.' ! .' 
Latimer, Mrs. Eliz. W., Last Years of the Nine- 
teenth Century 87, : 

Laut, Agnes C., Lords of the North 

Lawrence. A. L., Juell Demming - 

Lawson, E., Euphrosyne and Her Golden Book, i 
Lay, W., and Hussey, C. M., Narrative of the 

Mutiny on the "Globe" of Nantucket 

Lazarre, Catherwood 289, j 

Leach, C., Mothers of the Bible 

Lee, F. T., Octavia, the Octoroon i 

Lee's American Automobile Annual for 1901... ] 

Le Feuvre, Amy, Olive Tracy i 

Le Gallienne, R., Beautiful Lie of Rome ] 

Love-Letters of the King i 

Leigh, L., Bridge Whist: How to Play It 

Lempert, L., Junk ; 

Lennox, C.. Practical Life Work of Henry 

Leonard? j! 1 W. ' (ed')',' Who's Wh'o'Yn Am'e'r'ica ! .' '. 

Le Queux, W., Her Majesty's Minister 

Leroy-Beaulieu, P., Awakening of the East 

Letters of Her Mother to *-"" 
Lewis, A., Richard Croker. . . 



Life and How to Live It, Aldrich 

Literature of the Ancient Hebrews, Abbott. 

Works of Schiller (The), Thomas 



Master, Watson 

on the Stage, Morris 296, 

Lighten, W. R., Lewis and Clark 

Like Another Helei " 



Lilly, W. S., Year of Life 

Lincoln, Abraham, His Book 

Passages from His Speeches and Letters 



Minor, C. L. C 

Lincoln, D. F., Sanity of Mind 

Lincoln, Mary J., Peerless Cook Book... 
Lindsay, M., Whirligig 



INDEX. 



Lippincott's Holiday Books 375 

Litchfield, Mary E. ( comp., Selections from Five 

English Poets 277 

Literary History of America, Wendell 2 

Miscellany 60, 84, 145, 220, 253 

Prescriptions, Lit. Misc 61 

Year-Book and Bookman's Directory 151 

Little, G. O., Royal Houses of Israel and Judah. 251 



Little Grey Sheep, Fraser 

Men, Alcott '. 

Livermore, T. L., Numbers and Losses i 
Civil War , 



Lloyd, H. D., Newest England 46 

Lloyd, J. U., Stringtcwn on the Pike 80 

Warwick of the Knobs 326, 343 

Lloyd, N., A Drone and a Dreamer. . .241, 271, 275 
Locke, C. E., Freedom's Next War for Humanity. 245 
Lodge, O. J., Signalling Across Space Without 



L( fe 

Lceb, J., Comparativ 
i Con 



and Comparative Psychology 26 

.ondon, J., God of His Fathers 217, 238 

London: Historic and Social, Francis 369 

Long, J. L., Prince of Illusion 103, 149 

Long Live the King, Boothby 237 

Longard, Mme. Longgarde de. See Gerard, D. 

Looney, Louisa P., Tennessee Sketches 310 

Lords of the North, Laut 71 

Lore of Cathay (The), Martin.. 370 

Lorimer, N., By the Waters of Sicily 341 

Lothroo's Fiction 364 

Lounsbery, Alice, Southern Wild Flowers and 

Trees.. 361 

Love 86 

Letters of the Kins?, Le Gallienne 113 

Lover's Replies to An Englishwoman's Love- 

Letters 217 

Low, A. M., Supreme Surrender 310 

Lowery, W., Spanish Settlements in Present 

Limits of U. S 249 



Luck of the Vails, Bensc 
Ludlow, J. M^ Deboral 



Lynch, H. F. B., Arr 
Lynch, Hannah, Fren 



305, 3i' 



try.. 



MABIE, H. W., William Shakespeare 

McCabe, J., Peter Abelard 3 

McCall, S., Truth Dexter i 

McCarthy, E., Familiar Fish 

McCarthy, J.. Mononia 2 

McClellah, General, Michie 3 

McClure. A. K., To the Pacific and Mexico 2 

McClure; Phillips & Co.'s Fiction 3 

MacCracken, H. M., Hall of Fame i 

McCrady, E., History of South Carolina in the 

Revolution i 

Macdonald, J. F., Paris of the Parisians 

Macdonald, R., God Save the King 3 

McElroy, Lucy Cleaver 2 

Julrtty '. i 

Macfadden, B. A., Strong Eyes 3 

McFadven, J. E., Messages of the Prophetic and 

Priestly Historians 3 

MacFall, Mrs. H. (Sarah Grand), Babs the Im- 
possible 

MacGrath, H., The Puppet Crown i 

Macgregor, G. H. C., When Thou Hast Shut 

Thy Door 

McHardy, G., Savonarola z 

MclanfR. R., Highlanders' at 'Home! .'.'.' 

Mcllwaine, H. C., Fate the Fiddler 

McIIwraith. Jean N., Curious Career of Roder- 
ick Campbell ] 

Mackey, Ma. S., and Maryette, G., Pronuncia- 

Mcffinley/L'ist'of Magazin^Artic'les 'on ! ! ! ! ! ! '. '. ; 



Maclaren, Ian (pseud.) See Watson, J. 
McLaws, L., When the Land was Young... 266, : 

Maclay, E. S., History of the U. S. Navy : 

McMurry, F. M. See Tarr, R. S., and Mc- 

Murry, F. M. 
Maeterlinck, M., Life of the Bee 

Love Stories' 



, 

ce, Pepper 36 



PAGE 
Making of a Marchioness, Burnett 290 

- Christopher Ferringham, Dix 240 

Malan, A. H., Other Famous Homes of Great 

Britain 358 

Malet, Lucas, pseud. See Harrison, Mrs. M. K. 

Man from Glengarry (The), Gordon 370 

Man Who Knew Better (The), Gallon 356 

Mansfield, A. N., Electromagnets 346 

Man with the Hoe, Reply to, Browne 105 

Manual of the Flora of Canada and the Northern 

States, Britton 

', Mathilc., _ - 
......jnt, A. W., In 

Madeline Power no 

Marden, O. S., Good Manners 56 

Hour of Opportunity -56 

How They Succeeded 177 

Mark, H. T., Individuality and the Moral Aim. 274 
Markwick, W. F , and Smith, W. A., The World 

and Its People 274 

Marlier's Christmas Books 360 

Marnan, B., A Daughter of the Veldt i! 



g Colui 



Marshall, B., Emma Marshall 

Marshall, Nina L., Mushroom Book 

Martin, W. A. P., Siege in Peking 

Marvin, F. R. (comp.), Last Words of Distin- 
guished Men and Women , 

Mary Mannering as Janice Meredith 

Mary Queen of Scots, Houghton , 

Maryette, G. See Mackey, M. S. 

Maryland Manor, Emory 

Maryon, Maud, How the Garden Grew 

Mason, A. E. W., Ensign Knightley 

Mason, Caro. A., Lily of France 

Woman of Yesterday 

Mason, R. O., Hypnotism and Suggestion in 
Therapeutics 

Mason, W., Memories of a Mus 

Masson, D., Chatterton 



359 



Masters, Ellen T., Book of Stitches 

Masters of Fre ' ' " 
Mat'hews 
Goes 1 



French Literature, Harper i 

Mrs. Frances A., My Lady Peggy 



Matthews, J. B., French Dramatists of the Nine- 
teenth Century 

Historical Novel and Other Essays 

Notes on Speechmaking 

Parts of Speech 

Philosophy of the Short Storv 

Matthewman, L. de V., Crankisms 266, 

Maude, A., Tolstoy and His Problems 



Maude Adai _ 

Maulde, La C'R. de7Women "of the 'Renaiss; 
Maupassant, G. de. See Bashkirtseff, M. 
Maurice, A. B., New York in Fiction ...... 

Mayo, Marg., Our Fate and the Zodiac 

Maxey, E.. Some Questions of Larger Politic 
Maxwell, Mrs. Mary E. B., The Infidel... 

May, Edna, in The Girl from Up There 

Meade, E. S., Financial Aspects of the '. 
Problei 



Meade, General Pennypacker 

Meakin, B., Land of the Moors 

Mean Comrade ("Blennerhassett"), Pidgin 

Mees, A., Choirs and Choral Music 

Melrose, C. T., Bridge Whist 

Memories of a Musical Life, Mason 

Men and Letters, Paul 

Meredith, Ellis, Master-Knot of Human Fate... 
-Lit. Mis. 



Meredith. Geo., Reading of Life : 

Lit Misc 

Merejkowski, D., Death of the Gods 275, ; 

Merrick, L., When Love Flies Out o' the Win- 
dow 33, , 

Merrv-Go-Round, Wells ; 

Merwin, H. C., Thomas Jeffer 



Merwin, 



, Ro; 



to Fro 



343 



Mej._._ 

Meyer, Annie N., Robert Annys, Poor Priest... 

Mevnell, Mrs. Alice C., John Ruskin 

Michie, P. S., General McClellan 302, 

Middleton, E., The Doomed Turk 

Mieser, J., ed., Chess Endings from Modern 
Master Play 



s Umbrella 



, ., . 
Miles, E., Game of Squash. . ..... . . . . ..... . 

Millais, T. G., The Old Fowler in Scotland 
Millar, A. C., Twentieth Century Educati 
Troubles .......... ........ '. 

Miller, Frank E., Indian Club-Swinging 



INDEX. 



of the Phil- 



Mills of God, Lane 

Minor, C. L. C, The Real Lincoln 

Miss Bouverie, Molesworth 

Mr. Dooley's Opinions, Dunne 

Mr. Dooley's Philosophy, Dunne 

Mistress Nell, Hazelton 107, 

Mitchell, J. A., Amos Judd. . . . 290, 

Mitchell, S. W., Circumstance 295, 340, 

Mitford, A. B. F., Attache in Peking 

Modern Reader's Bible, Ballantine 

Moffatt, J., Historical New Testament 

Moftett, C, Careers of Danger and Daring.. 295, 

Mohawk Valley (The), Reid 

Mblesworth, Mrs. Mary L., Miss Bouverie 

Molloy, J. F., The Queen's Comrade 



si" p^a "Til ' Peace 'Wd^vTr 5 ? 6 
Moody, D. L., Calvary's Cross 

Moody, W'. ' V.,' 'Poems . '. '. '. '.'.'.'.'.'.'..'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 
Moore, F. F., According to Plato 

Nell Gwyn Comedian 

Nest of Linnets.... 

Moore, G., Sister Teresa 265, 

Moore, J. T., A Summer Hymnal 

Moore, T. S., Altdorfer 

Moore, Yida F., Ethical Aspects of Lotze'<= 
Metaphyf ' 



New Tales of Old Rome, Lanc 



, ., 
His Wisdom the Defender 



............... 

England, Lloyd ................... 

Nicholson. W., il., Characters of Romance... 
Nineteenth Century ....................... 

Noble, Annette L.,' A Crazy Angel .......... 

Nonsense Almanac for 1902 (The), Burgess. 



Norman Holt King 

Norris, F., The Octopus 

T is, Mary H., Grapes of Wrath 



... ., __mplete Handbook of Ha- 

and Cuba 

S r otes on Some Novels of 1900 



ODES of Horace i 

Old Farm (The), Eickemeyer ., . . -. 

Fires and Profitable Ghosts, Couch 

New York Frontier, Halsey i 

Oldfield, S. II., Some Records of the Later Life 

of Harriett, Countess Granville i 

Olerich, H., Viola Olerich. 

'' Pe'kin 






ir Khayyam, Rubaiyat 

erdonk, J. L., History of Amer. Verse 
undred ~ 



Onderdo: 



, History o 
_jks To Reac 
mpleat Bachelor. 



Morgesons (The), Stod 
Morley, J., Oliver Croi 
Morley, Marg. NY.. \Vas 



, . ., sps and Their Ways'.. '.'.'. 121 

Morris, C., Handy Dictionary of Biography 274 

Mcrris, Clara, Life on the Stage 296, 333, 374 



Opera Singers, Kobbe 

Ordeal of Elizabeth (The) 
Oriental Rugs, Mumford.. 



j, G., Tom Beauling 

Morris, H. C., History of Col 
Morris, M., and Congdon, L. ] 

Mawr Stories 

Morris, W. M., The Rt. Hon. Joseph Chambei 



Original "Laurie," Lit. Misc 

Osborne, D., Lion's Brood 

Other Famous Homes of Great Britai 



)ok of Bryn 



Morrison, A., Cunning Murrell 23 

Mott, L. F., Provencal Lyric 276, 337 

Moulton, C. W., ed., Library of Literary Criti- 
of Eng. and Am. Authors 



Otis, J., With Preble at Tripoli 
Our Duty to Old Books 

European Neighbors, Dawsot 

Ferns in Their Haunts, Clute 

Friend the Charlatan, Gissi; 



3S* 



, 
- Lady Vanity, Kirk 



Mountain Playmates, Albee , 

Mowbray, T. P., A Journey to Nature 152 

Mowry, W. A., Marcus Whitman and the Early 

Days of Oregon 249 

Muir, J., Our National Parks 

MulhoHand, Rosa (Lady Gilbert), Cynthia's Bon- 
net Shop 1 80 

Muller, F. M., Last Essays 215 

My Autobiography 97 

Muller, J. ,W. (hseud.) See Hawser, A. B. 
Mumford, Ethel W., Du] 

Mumford, * 

Munro, N.rDoom" GErtie".'. . . . ..217 

Munroe, K., Under the Great Bear 57 

My Friend Anne. Armstrong 360 

My Lady Peggy Goes to Town, Mathews 3 53 

My Master, V ivukananda 239 

My New Curate, Sheehan 360 

Tea-Keltle ("Diary of a Dreamer"), Smith.. 16 

Myers; W.' S., Maryland Constitution, i '. i i i '. i i i i 276 

NANSEN. F., ed.. Norwegian North Polar Ex- 
pedition 15. 

Naples: Past and Present, Norway, A. H 361 

National ' ' Congress * of "Mothers',' ' Committee' 'on 5 ? 

NsuglTty Little' Clock ("Stage 'Lyric's") \ 'Sm'ith ! ! 72 
Navlor, J. B., Ralph Marlowe u8, 138 

Sign of the Proohet 268, 343 

--' ^ " ind Clark, C. S., eds., Hypnotism *" 



Players' Gallerv 

Out of Bounds, Horr.e 

Outhwaite, R. L., and Chomley, C. H., Wisdom 
>f Esa 



Overton, Gwendolen, Heritage 

Lit. Misc 

Owen Bowen's Legacy, Dix. . . 
Oxenham, J., Our Lady of T)e 
Oxford University P 



ibk-j 



and Prayers 



PACHECO, M., New Don Quixote 

Pain, B., Another Englishwoman's Love-Letters . 

Paine, A. B., The Van Dwellers 271, 

Painters' Gospel, Bailey 

Paladin in Khaki, C;<nfield 

Palmer, F., Ways of the Service 107, 

Palmer, F. H. E., Russian Life in Town and 

Palmer, 7- M'.,' Personal' Recollections of '.'.'. 326', 
Pansy, pseud. See Alden, Mrs. T. M. 



. ., 
of the 
Neal, E. V., 

Nelie, Switer '. '. '. 37 , 

Neighbors of Field, Wood and Stream, Grinnell. 361 

Nelson's Bibles and Prayers and Hymnals 362 

Nesbit, E. (fsciid.) See Bland, Mrs H 

Nest of Linnets (A), Moore 363 

Nethersole, Olga, Olga Nethersole (pictures)... 146 
Nettleton, G. H., ed., Specimens of the Short 

Story.. . 
New Alta 



Paret, J. P., Woman's Book of Sports 164, 

Paiker, G., The Right of Way 

Parks, S. C., Great Trial of the Nineteenth 

Century 

Parmele, Mary F., A Short History of Rome 

and Italy 

Parr, W., Shacklett 

Parsons, W. B., American Engineer in China, 

Paston, G., Little Memoirs of the Eighteenth 
Paston Letters . . . 



Pathfinders of the^Re volution, ^Grrffis . *..'.'.'.'/.'. 
Patou, L. B., Early History of Syria and Pal- 
Patten, W. ' (ed.)', The' Book 'of Sport'. '. '. ! '. '. '. '. '. '. 
Pattison, Mark ("Reminiscences of Oxford"), 
Tuckwell.. 



i Library. See Alta Lib 

de rrhe)::::::. 



Americans, Hodden 

Century Library (The) 

Epoch for Faith, Gordon 



Paul, H.. Men and Letters 277, 

Paxson, W. A., A Buckeye Baron 

Payne, W., Story of Eva 

Payson, W. F., John Vytal 

Peace at Last ("Good Red Earth"), Phillpotts.. 
Conference at the Hague, Holls 



INDEX. 



Peake, E. E., The Darlingtons 
Pearson, H., National Life fro 
of Science 



Select Notes on the S. S. Lessons .......... 

and Ma. A., Select Notes on the International 
S. S. Less 



Penelope's Irish Experiences, Wiggin 140, : 

Pennell, Mrs. Eliz. R., Delights of Delicate Eat- 



inypacker, T. R., General Meade 



Phelps, C. E., Falstaff and Equi 

Phelps, E. J., Orations and Ess_, _. 

Phelps, Eliz. S., Successors of Mary the First.. 134 

Philbrick Howell, Kinross 136 

Philippines, Robinson 79 

Phillips, C. L., Frederick Young 249 

Phillips. Evelyn M., Pintoricchio 146 

Phillips, S., Herod 

Phillips, W. B., How Department Stores are 

Carried On 116 

Phillpotts, E., The Good Red Earth 180 

Phipson, T. L., Researches on the Past and 



Physical Culture and Self Defense, Fitzsimmons. 371 

Pickaninnies, Kemble I 366 

Pictures of Wild Animals, Thompson 357 

Pidgin, C. F., Blennerhassett 271, 310,' 334 

K$?T^ S S ^^^::::::::::::: S : 3 % 

Pierce, C. C , Races of the Philippines 276 

Pierson, Alice, Prairie Flower 217 

Pigou, A. C., Robert Browning as a Religious 

Teacher .. 34O 

Philpotts, E., The Striking Hours. ... .344 

Places I Have Visited. . . ! . ??6 

id Politics 274 



e, E. A. See Joyce, J. 

mpeii ("Romance and Rome"), Edwards 



Pond, J. B., Eccentricities of Genius 

Popular Girl (A), Baldwin 375 

Poschinger, Margaretha v., Life of the Emperor 

Frederick 84 

Post, M. D., Dwellers in the Hills 167 

Potocka, Countess Anna, Memoirs 56 

Pott Holiday Br- 1 - 



Pot... 
Pottei 
Potl , 
Powell, L. P., ed., Hi 



ter and the Clay, Peterson . . .232, 364 

tery and Porcelain of the U. S., Barber, 
'ell, I ~ ....._ ..... 

St 



Pratt, S. G., Lincoln in Story 

Presumption of Stanley Hay (The), Noweth?.*.' 360 

Price, E. C., Heiress of the Forest 86 

Piichard, Mrs. K. and Hesketh, Karadac, Count 

of Gersay 110 

Prince of Illusion, Long '103 

8^.%ftt%*; Harrison 23 " 

Private Life of King Edward 'vii !!:!:.';;:!!!! 65 

the Sultan, Dorys 324 

Progress of the Century... iei 

Prowse, R. O., Voysey , . . 180 

Piovencal Lyric, Mctt 337 

Puppet Crown, MacGrath ... 161 

Puritan and Anglican Studies in Literature, 

Dowden 131 371 

Pusey, Edward B. See Story of Life. 

Putnam's Miscellaneous Books 372 

Pythian, E. J., Hist, of Art in the British Isles. 247 

$SSSb^:.^::.\ v;;^ 3 2 

"Br^adls^LifSsc':: u *:. "ir."" 6 .':. 7 . 8 : If, 

RAE. J.. Contemporary Socialism .. 312 

Ralph, J., An American With Lord Roberts 116 

ed., War's Brighter Side 194 

Ralph Marlowe, Naylcr 



Rambaud, A., Expansion of Russia 

Rand, McNally's Handbook to the Pan-Ameri 

can Exposition, etc 

Randolph, C. F., Law and Policy of Annexation 
Rankin, Reginald. See Subaltern's Letters. 
Ravenel, Mrs. Harriott H. R., Life and Times o 

William Lowndes of South Carolina 

Rawlings, Gertrude B., Story of Books 270 

Rawson, Mrs. S., Lady of the Regency 

Raymond, Evelyn, Reels and Spindles 

Raymond, G. L., Aztec God 

Raymond, R. W., Peter Cooi 



Rayner, Emma, Doris Kit 

Visiting the Sin 

Read, O. P., Ii ' 



Reed, Eleanor C., Battle Invisible 

Reed, M., The Spinster Book. . 

Reels and Spindles, Raymond 

Reeves, I. L., Bamboo Tales 

Reid, W. M., Mohawk Valley (The) ; 



Religion in Life, 
;' '('"Mrs'. ' Clyde")', 



Religion in Literatui 

Brooke 

Remembering Happiei 

Cruder 

Reminiscences of Oxford, Tuckwell 

Repplier, Agnes, The Fireside Sphinx 

Revell's New Books 

Rhys, E., Readings in Welsh History 

Rich, A. B., Our Near Neighbor the Mosqi 
Richard Yea-and-Nay, Hewlett 



His Writings and 
Friends 

Right of Way', ' Parker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!.!!!!! 
kijnhart, Susie C., With the Tibetans in ' 

and Temple 

Riley, J. W., Riley's Farm-Rhymes 

Ritter, J. P., Crossrords of Destiny 

Riverside Biographical Series 

Robbins, H. See Gunton, G. 

Roberts, C. G. D., Appleton's Canadian Gi 



Book., 



Roberts, C. M., Treatis 



the History of Co 



Robertson, M., Masters of Men 

Robinson, A. G., The Philippines, the War 

the People 

Robinson, C. H. Nigeria, Our Last Protecto 
Robinson, C. M., Improvement of Towns 

Cities. 



Robinson, Marg. B., Reporter at Moody's 

Robinson, R. E., Sam Level's Boy 

Roland de la PlatierefM J. P.* Private 'Me'r 
Rolet, Mary F. N., St. Anthony ' 
Rolfe, W. J., Satchel " 



t in Europe. 



. ., rvae emors. 20 
nthony in Art ........ 360 

uide for the Vacation 



of "Gilbert Holmes. Kirkman ................ 

the Renaissance Chateaux, Champney ; 

Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century, Beers.. 

Roosevelt, T., Oliver Cromwell 

The Strenuous Life 

Ropes, A. and Ma. E., On Peter's Island i 

Rcsalynde's Lovers, Thompson 

Rose-Growing ("Love-Letters of the King"), Le ' 

Rotegger, P. K., Forest Sch'o 



Rothei 



Roj 



, W., Go; 



._. of Rubaiyat Collectors, Lit. Misc 

ng Passion, Van Dyke 300, - 

Jullkoetter, W., Legal Protection of Woman 



Rupert of Hent;rau, Hope 

Ruskin, J., Crown of Wild Olive 

Sesame and Lilies : 

Ruskin and His Friends, Meynell \ 

Russell, Annie, in "A Royal Family" i 

Russell, C, and Lewis, H. S., The Jew in London. ; 

Russell, Lady C, Swallowfield and Its Owners.. : 

Russell's (R H.) Holiday Books -. 

Rynd, Evelyne E.', Mrs. Green ] 

S., D. W., European Settlements in the Far East. 
Sachse, Helena V., How to Cook for the Sick 

and Convalescent i 



INDEX. 



Sacred Fount, James 106 
Sadlier, Agnes, Jeanne d'Arc 214 


Singleton, Esther, Furniture of Our Forefathers. 
Sir Christopher, Gocdwin 


I'AGK 
JI4 
141 

^ 

373 


Sailor's Loe, Evans i o i 
St. Anthony in Art, Rolet 360 
St. John, C, Crimson Weed 118, 142 


Richard Calmady, Harrison 
Sister Teresa, Moore. .' 
Siviter, Anna P., Nehe 


St. Nicholas Book of Plays and Operettas 49 


Skeat, W. W. (ed. and tr.), Fables and Folk- 


Sainte-Foi, C. de, The Perfect Woman '..... 360 
Saintsburv,' G., History of Criticism 120, 130 
Salathiel under a New Name 241 
Sanborn, F. B., Emerson 247, 305 
Sanders, E. K., Fenelon, His Friends and His 


Skell, Caroline A. J., Travel in the First Cen- 
tury After Christ 
Skinner, Henrietta D., Heart and Soul 
Slade, A. F., Annie Deane 
Slattery, C. L., Felix Reville Brunot 
Slosson Annie T White Christopher 


34' 
249 
344 

III 

-7* 

III 
150 

60 

i 17 
-\Si 

3 JI 
*% 

'3 

\i 

^ 

37- 

| 


Sangster, Mrs. Margaret E. M., Winsome Worn- 


Smith, A. W., New Theory of Evolution of the 
Principles of Economy etc 


Savage, R. H., In the House of His Friends. 130, 168 
King's Secret 86 
Savonarola. See McHardy, G. 
Savory, Isabel, Sportswoman in India 56 
Sawyer, F. H., Inhabitants of the Philippines.. 76 
Sawyer, Josephine C, Every Inch a King 149 
Sawver, Kate H., Miss Penelope's Elopement... 275 
Schauffler, A. F., The Teacher, the Child, and 
the Book 373 
Ways of Working 373 


Smith, E. B., The Constitution and Inequality 
of Rights 


Smith, G. H., Logic 


Smith, Helen A., The Thirteen Colonies 
Smith, Hopkinson, and "Uncle Tom's Cabin,' 

Smith, Vora 'A'.,' The ' Message' of' Fr'oe'bei .' .' !r! '. 
Smith, W., Bible Dictionary 
Social Life in Washington, Farquhar 
Soldier of Virginia, Stevenson 
So'merville H Jack Racer ... . 


Schuyler, E., Italian Influence 146 


Selected Essavs 151 


Song of a Heart, Hall 


Schwinn, F,, and Stevenson, W. W., Civil Gov- ^ 


Sonnichsen, A., Ten Months a Captive Among 
Filipinos 108 


Soulsby, L. H. M., Stray Thoughts on Character 
South America Carpenter 


Scisco, L. D., Political Nativism in New York 3 
State 278 


Southern Wild Flowers and Trees, Lounsberry. 
Spalding, J. L., Aphorisms and Reflections 
Spanish-American War Alger 


Scotland Hist of Lang 36 


Scott, Sir W., Waverley Novels 140 
Scott's "Ivanhoe" Rejected, Lit. Misc 60 
Scruggs, W. L., Colombian and Venezuelan Re- 

Scudder, H. F..! Tames Russell Lowell . '.'.'. '. '. 366 
Sea-Beach at Ebb-Tide. Arnold 204 
Seal of Silence, Coi;der 206, 2 6 
Seawell, Molly E., House of Egremont 8 
Papa Bouchard 322 3 4 


Speer, R. E., Situation in China 
Spinster Book (The) Reed 


Spofford, A. R., Book for All Readers 
Squash, Miles. .. 


Stadling, J., Through Siberia 


Stanley, H. A., The Backwoodsman 
Stannard, Mrs. Henrietta E. V., Binks Family.. 


v> 
III 

329 
84 

344 
217 


Second Century Satirist (A), Sheldon 3 t 
Secret Orchard, Castle 324, 342, 3 o 
Sedgwick, H. D., Father Hecker i 7. 
Seeking for the Light ("Dream of My Youth"), 


Stearns, F. P., Four Great Venetians 
Steevens, G. W., Things Seen 
Steinmann, E., Botticelli 
Stephen Calinari. KinMley 
Stephen, L., English Utilitarians: Jeremy Ben- 
Stephens, R. N.! Captain Ravenshaw . . . 
Stephenson, H. T., The Fickle Wheel 


Selfe, 10 R. S E r ?Vith n Dante 1V in a paradTs e e. la !. 'A' 3 87 
Sentimentalists, Pier 99 
Serao, M., Land of Cockayne 249 


Sergeant, Adeline, Daunay's Tower 80, 86 
Flame in the Socket 310 
My Lady's Diamonds 344 
Serious Wooing Cr&igie 258 160 


Stetson, Mrs. Ctte. P., Concerning Children.... 
Stevenson, B. E., Soldier of Virginia 
Stevenson, R. L., Acs Triplex 
Baildon 


08 

i 
292 

49 

3^'Q 
360 
360 

-43 
3<.n 
36o 

146 

1% 

73 

3ii 

340 
218 

11 

3i- 
28 

a 

III 

311 

104 


Serviss, G. P., Pleasures of the Telescope .....' 219 
Sesame and Lilies, Ruskin 373 
Seton-Thompson, E. E. See Thompson, E. E. S 
Seventeenth Century Libraries ("Transit of Civ- 


Stillman, W. J., Autobiography 

Stockton, F. S., Bicycie'of" Cathay! .'!!!!!!!!"! 
Stoddard, Eliz., The Morgesons 311, 


Seyffcrt, O.,' Diet, of Classical Antiquities, My- ^ 
thology, etc 218 


Stodclard WO 'Lincoln at Work 3 ' *' 


Shtcklett, Heermans .. 363 




Shadow of a Man, Hornung 107 
Shafer, L A, Cup Races 312 


Stokes' Calendar and Gift Books 


Shakespeare Calendar for 1902, Drexel 37: 
Shakespeare, W Complete Works T, 1 1 


Stone, Amelia B., Development of Painting in 


Sharp, D. L., Wild Life Near Home 298, 359 
Sharp. Luke (pseud.) See Barr. R. 
Sharp, R. F., Architects of English Literature.. 119 
Makers of Music 214 


Stone, Ma. A., Development of Painting in the 
Sixteenth Century 
Story of Alfred the Great, Besant 


Shaw, G. B., Three Plays for Puritans 306 
Four Plays for Puritans 27 


Nineteenth Century Science, Williams 
Stowe Mrs Harriet B Stories 


Love Among the Artists 
She Has Sent for Me and I Go ("Helmet of 
Navarre"), Runkle 211 
Sheehan, P. A., My New Curate 360 
Shelley's Complete Works Woodberry 


Strang, L. C., Celebrated Comedies of Light 
Opera in America. . 


Famous Actors of the Day in America. . .339, 
Prima Donnas and Soubrettes of Light Opera 


Shelton. Jane de F., Salt-Box House 2; 
Sherlock, C. R., Your Uncle Lew 98 149 


Streamer, V., comp., Book Titles from Shake- 


Shiel, M. P., Man Stealers 
Shjnn, Milicent W., Biography of a Baby 26, 37 


Streator, M. L., Anglo-American Alliance in 
Prophecy : 
Stringtown on the Pike Lloyd 


Short Story Writing, Barrett 37 
Shoulder Straps and Sun Bonnets, Wood 37 s 
Shuey, E. L., Factory People and Their Employers 28 
Sichel, W., Bolingbroke and His Times.. 177 
Sign of the Prophet, Naylor . . 268 
Silver, R. N., Daughter of Mystery 2-75 
Silver Skull, Crockett . . 202 
Singer, I., and others, eds., Jewish Encyclo- 
paedia ...238, 2<i 


Strong, F., and Schafer, T., Government of the 
American People ." 


Reiigiou" 5 Movements' for 'Soci'a'f Betterment! ! 
Strong, R., Where and How to Dine in Paris.. 
Stuart, Mrs. Ruth McE., Snow-Cap Sisters 
Stttrgis, J. R., Stephen Calinari 
Subaltern's (A) Letters to His Wife 178, 



'fNDEX. 



Substi 

Succe 

Summer Hymnal, 

Sutcliffe, H., Mistr 



PAGE 

for the Saloon, Calkins ............ 262 

f Mary the First, Phelps .......... 

nal, Moore ...................... 



Sutphen,' Van ~T./ Nineteenth Hole 

Sutton, W. P., Flower of the Tropics 

Swan, Myra, Ballast 

Sweeting, W. D., Cathedral Church of Ely 

Sweven, G., Riallaro, the Archipelago of Exiles. 181 

Swift, R., pseud., Nude Souls 24 

Swift, J., Selections from the Prose Writings.. 120 

Sword and the Centuries, Hutton 166 

Sykes, Ella C., Through Persia on a Side-Sad- 
dle 34i 

TALES by Edgar Allan Poe 373 

Tangled Flags, Gunter 15 

Tappan, Eva M., England's Story 345 

In the Days of William the Conqueror 340 

Tapper, T., First Studies in Music Biography... 115 

Tarkington, B., Monsieur Beaucaire 138 

Tarr, R. S., and McMurry, F. M., Geographies, 

178, 346 

Tarry Thou Till I Come, Croly 241 

Taylor, A. E., Problem of Conduct 182 

Taylor, Mary I., Annie Scarlett 344 

Tavlor's (J. F.) Gift Books 365 

New Books 271 

Fiction 365 

Teacher, the Child and the Book, Schauffler 373 

Telepathy and the Sublime Self, Mason 371 

Teller (The), Westcott 363 

Temple House, Stoddard 369 

Ten Months a Captive Among Filipinos, Son- 

nichsen 108, 109 

Terhune, Mrs. Mary V. H., Hannah More 56 

John Knox 56 

Thackeray, W. M., Mr. Brown's Letters to a 

Young Man About Town 345 

Thaw, A. B., Poems 88 

Thayer, J. B., John Marshall 177 

Theatre (The) 137 

Thomas, W. H., American Negro 89 

Thompson, E. Seton-, it., Bird Portraits 152 

Lives of the Hunted 357 

Pictures of Wild Animals 357 

Lit. Misc 254, 356 

Thompson, M., Alice of Old Vincennes i 

King of Honey Island 105 

Milly 118 

My Winter Garden 30 

Sweetheart Manette 1 18 

' iphy of ' 112 



Bibliography 

(Editorial) 



(Verse) 246 

Thomson, Clara L., George Eliot 340 

Samuel Richardson 115, 337 

Thorndike, E., Human Nature Club 120 

Umfed States ...??? .'. " . . . . !! ..T. . . . . . ? 87 

Historv of the Amer. People 218 

Three Hundred and Sixty-five Breakfast Dishes. 341 

Three Plays for Puritans, Shaw 306 

Thruston, Lucy M., Mistress Brent 331 

Thumbnail Series (The) ..... . ; 373 

'", Outhwaite 173 



Tsao, Lady, Chinese Book of Etiquett 

Ti^welF'w',' Reminiscences 'of ' Oxford.'. 

Turn of the Road, Frothingham 

True Thomas Jefferson (The), Curtis... 
Tuttiett, Marg. G., Four-Leaved Clover.. 
Two Men, Stoddard 



UL: 



, A., Landmark His 



York, 



Uncle Terry, Munn : 

Under the Redwoods, Harte 

Tops'ls and Tents, Brady 

Understudies, Wilkins : 

Unger, F. W., With "Bobs" and Kruger. . .341, ; 
Up and Down the Sands of Gold, Devereux . . . . 
United States Catalog 

Vachell, H. A., john'charity. '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. IT'S', '. 

Life and Sport on the Pacific Slope 

Valdes, A. P., Fourth Estate 

Valencia's Garden, Crowninshield 

Van Dwellers, Paine 

Vance, A. T., Real David Har 

Van Dyke, H., The Ruling Pas 



Van Dyke', J. 'C., The Dei 
Van Meter, H. H., TrutI 



rt... ;..- 346 



:h About the Philippine; 
. __jt, Bessie and Marie, Bagsby's Daughtei 

Dwellers (The), Paine 

ible, W. H., Dream of Empir. 

E V. (ed.), The Complete Dra 



e 18 



Works of : 



. of Circumstances," Lit. Misc 

Victors, 'Barr. .'. 325, 

Viller, F., Black Tortoise 

Vincent, L. H., Corneille 

French Academy 

Vivekananda, Swami. My Master 214, 

Vivian, H., Abyssinia 

Voyage of Ithohal, Arnold 

Voynich, Mrs. Ethel L. B., Jack Raymond 

WAGE of Character (The), Gordon 

Wagner, R., Life of, Henderson 

Walker, Charlotte A., Were You Born Under a 

Lucky Star? 

Walker, W., The Reformation 

Ward, H. D., Light of the World 

Ward, Mrs. Mary A., Eleanor 

Warder, G. W., Cities of the Sun 

Warne, F. J.. Anthracite Coal Strike 

Warner, C. D., In the Levant 

'" Chester 



Warwick of the Knobs, Lloyd 

Washington, B. T., Up from Slavery 
Washington Capital City, Wilson... 
Watson, J., Life of the Master 



Thvi 



Tiddeman. L. E., Celia's Cor 

Timrod, H., Poems 

Tolstoi Literature, Lit. Misc 
Toltec Savior, Gra 



juest. . . . 



, 

Weale, W. H. J., Hans Memlinc 

Weathers. J.. Practical Guide to Garc 
Webster, S., Two Treaties of Paris a 



Tornlin'i 

Short History 'of American Revol ; 
Torrey, B., Every Day Bird; 

Tory Lover, Tewett 262, 296 

Tower of Wye, Babcock 169 

Townsend, Mrs. Stephen. Sec Burnett, Mrs. 

F. H. 

Townsend, E. W., Days Like These 217 

Lit. Misc 253 

Townsend, M., Asia and Europe 341 

Travis, W. J., Practical Golf . . 183 

Tree Day at Wellesley ("Wellesley Stories"), 

Cook 213 

Trees I Have Seen 182 

Trench, H., Deirdre Wed ... 277 

Tribulations of a Princess 214 

Trine, R. W., Every Living Creature 121 

Greatest Thing Ever Known 122 

Trinity Bells, Barr 365 

Tristram of Blent, Hawkins 298, 309 

True Natural Grace ("Truth Dexter"), McCall. 113 



Webster's International Diction; 
Weguelin, H. W., Carnations a 

Garden Exhibition . 

Weird Orient, Iliowizi 



Wellbv, M. S.. 'Twixt Sirdar and Menelik - 

Wells," B. W., Modern German Literature i 

Wells, D. D., Parlous Times i 

\\Y11s, II. G., The First Men in the Moon.. 329, j 

Wells, H. P., Fly-Rods and Fly-Tackle i 

Wells, W. J., Souvenir of Sir Arthur Sullivan.. < 

Wendell, B.. Literary Hist, of America 

Were You Born Under a Lucky Star?, Walker, i 

Westcott, E. N., The Teller -. 

West, B. B.. Edmund Fulleston 

Weaterfelt, Harben '. : 

Wharton, Mrs. Edith, Crucial Instances. ... 107, i 
What Need a Woman Know? ("The Farring- 

W heeler,' Mrs. Candace,' Content 'in 'a Card' eii! .' '. ; 
When Knighthood Was in Flower 

Love Flies Out o' the Window, Merrick. .303, " 

the Gates Lift Up Their Heads, Erskine..... i 
Land Was Young, McLaws 266, 

We Were Twenty-One 

Whibley, C., Pageantry of Life 



INDEX. 



White, H., Quicksand 70 
White, P., Grip of the Bookmaker 311 
Heart of the Dancer 86 
White, R. H., Life and Letters of Gilbert White 
of Selborne 214 


With "Bobs" and Ki tiger Unger 


PAGE 


Preble at Tripoli, Otis 
the Wild Flowers, Going 
Without a Warrant, Brooks 
Woman Alone, Clifford 
Woman's Book of Sports Paret 


109 


White S C The Westerners 311 


White', S. E., Claim Jumpers 181 
White Cottage, Zack 107 
Whitman, W., Leaves of Grass 27 
Whittier, J. G. See Burton, R. 
Wicksteed, P. H., tr., Out Lady's Tumbler 26 
Widow and Her Friends (A), Gibson 365 


Home Library of Useful Books 
Wood, A., Bibliog. of Complete Angler. . 
Wood, H., Political Economy of Humane 
Symphony of Life 
Wood, R. C., Confederate Handbook 


'.'.'.'.'.'. 26 

'. '. '. '. '. '. 28 


ences 140. 239 
Wild Life Near Home, Sharp 298, 359 
Wildman, E., Aguinaldo 34<> 
Wilkins, Ma. E., Understudies 150, 229 
Wilkitis, W. H., Love of an Uncrowned Queen. 177 


Woodroffe, D., Tangled Trinities 
Wooing of Sheila ( The), Rhvs 
Woolley, E. C., Reconstruction of Georgia 
Worcester, D. C., Philippine Islands and 
People.! .. 


311 

^heir ^ 
. . 85 


Wilkinson, Florence, The Strength of the Hills. 344 
Will A S World-Crisis in China 28 


Worcester, E., Book of Genesis in the L 
Modern Knowledge 


ght of 


Willard, Josiah Flynt. See Flynt, J. 
Willett, A. H., Economic Theory of Risk and 


Works on Queen Victoria and Her Reign. 
World Beautiful in Books (The), \\hitin 
World of Graft Flynt 


51 
g...... 366 


William Hamilton Gibson, Adams 358 


Wormeley, Katharine P., The Comedie Hu 


maine. 366 
3-Day. 116 

218 


Williams, H. S., Story of Nineteenth Century 
Science 73 


On the Exercise of Judgment in Literat 
Wratislaw T Algernon C Swinburne 


Williams, J. F., Harrow 147 
Williams! 'Ma. E., and Fisher, Kath. R., Elements 
of the Theory and Practice of Cookery 116 
Williams, Sarah, comp., Through the Year with 
Birds and Poets 27 
Williamson, G. C., Cities of Northern Italy 215 
Willis. H. P., Historv of the Latin Monetary 
Union ' 89 
Willoughby, W. F., State Activities in Relation 
to Labor in the United States 152 
Wilson, Mrs. A. C., Irene Petrie 85 
Wilson, E., Cathedrals of France 147 
Wilson, T., New Dispensation at the Dawn of 
the TWentieth Century 89 


Wright, Mrs. Mabel O., Dream Fox Story 
Wu Ting-Fang, Causes of the Unpopula 
the Foreigner in China 
Wyatt, E., Every One His Own Way 
Wyckoff, W. A., A Day With a Tramp. . . 
Wynne, C. W., Ad Astra 

YACHTSMAN'S Annual Guide 
Yale, L. M., and Pollak, G., Century Bo 
Mothers 
Year in the Fields, Burroughs 
Yesterdays with Authors, Fields 
Yonge, Charlotte Ma 


Book. 48 

344 
88 

ok' 'for 3 
341, 359 
354 
44 

d"-y I43 


Washington the Capital City 329 
Winston, G. S., Relation of the Whites to the 
Negroes 312 


Your Uncle Lew, Sherlock 

ZACK, pseud. See Keets, G. 
Zangwill, L, Mantle of Elijah 


98 

an/" 22 


Winter, John Strange, psaud. See Stannard, 
Mrs. H. E. V. 
Wisdom of Esau, Outhwaite 17? 




38o 
312 
3*7, 381 


BOOKS FOR 

ABBOT, Alice B., A Frigate's Namesake 380 
Alden, Mrs. Isabella M., Mag and Margaret 183 
Allen, Phoebe, Jack and Jill's Journey 122 
Andersen, H. C., Fairy Tales 377 
Appleton's Juveniles 377 


THE YOUNG. 

Clark, G. O.. Nightmare Land 
Clark, Rebecca S., Lucy in Fairyland 
Clover, S. T., Paul Traver's Adventures 
Coates's Juveniles 


Coates. E.. Four Little Indians 


379 


Ayers, R. F., Animal Folks 380 

BALDWIN. J., The Story of Roland 383 
The Storv of Siegfried 383 
The Story of the Golden Age 383 
Bancroft, A.", Royal Rogues 382 
Barbour, R. H., Captain of the Crew 377 
Baring-Gould, S., Virgin Saints and Martyrs... 89 
Bass, Flo., Stories of Pioneer Life 89 
Baum, L F., The Master Key 377 
Beard, D. C, Jack of All Trades 58 
Bell, Adelaide F., The King's Rubies 379 
Ben=on Margaret. The Soul of a Cat, and Other 
Stories ' 382 
Blanchard. \my E., A Heroine of 1812 378 
Bland, Mrs. Edith N.. Book of Dragons 28 
Bland, Mrs. H., The Wouldbegoods 308 
Booth, Mrs. B., Lights of Childland 382 
Brine, Mary D., Mother and Baby 380 
Brooks, Amy, Jolly Cat Tale 312 
Brook, E. S., Animals in Action 381 
Under the Allied Flags 183, 381 
Brooks, N., First Across the Continent 383 
Lem 383 
Brown, Abbie F., Lonesomest Doll 312, 384 
Brown, Helen D., Her Sixteenth Year 384 
Butterworth, H., In the Days of Audubon 377 

CALKINS. F. W., My Host the Enemy 382 
Castlemon, H., Floating Treasure 370 
Cent.urv's Juveniles 380 
Channing, Blanche M., Winifred West 378 
Charles. L., Fortune Hunters of the Philippines. 28 
Chipman, W. P. and C. P., An Aerial Runaway, 
347, 38i 






Davis, Mrs. M. P E., Taconetta 
Dodge, Mrs. M. M., Hsns Brinker 
Douglas, M., The Cape and Its History.. 
in Lionland 
Denslow, W. W., Mother Goose 
Drvsdale, W., The Young Consul 
Dunn, B. A., Battling for Atlanta 
From Atlanta to the Sea 

EGGLESTON, G. C., Camp Venture 
Ellis, E. S., Red Eagle 
Ensign, H. L., Lady Lee and Other Anim 

FORESTER, F. B., For the Faith 
Held to Ransom 
In Fair Granada 
Fox, Frances M., Farmer Brown and the 
Frost, W. H., Fairies and Folk of Ireland 

GILDER, Jeannette L., Autobiography of i 


38o 
380 
-IS3, 378 
29 
312 

380 
379 
al Sto- 
347 

378 
378 
378 
Birds. 29 
58 


Girls^ Home Companion 382 
Glentworth, Marguerite L., Twentieth Century 
Boy * 1 2 


Gould, Eliz. L., "Little Women" Play... 
Griffis, W. E., In the Mikado's Service.. 

HALL. Ruth, The Golden Arrow 
Hamilton, Gladys Dudley (pseud.) See 
worth, M. L. 
Hammond, T. W., On Board a Whaler.. 


:::::: 1% 

Gient- 384 

382 



INDEX. 



Hancock, H. I., Aguinaldo's Hostage 29 
Havens, H., For the Colors 378 
Headland, I. T., The Chinese Boy and Girl 382 
Hemstreet, C., The Story of Manhattan 347, 383 
Henty, G. A., At the Point of the Bayonet 38 
To Herat and Cabul 38 
With Roberts to Pretoria 38 


RAY, Anna C., Teddy, Her Daughter 378 
Reed, Helen L., Brenda's Summer at Rockley... 378 
Remy. Jean S., Lives of the Presidents 29 
Revell's Juveniles 382 
Robinson, Edith, The Captain of the School 378 
Roe, Mrs. Nora A. M., Two Little Street Singers. 29 
Russell's Juveniles 380 
Russell, W., Sea Children 380 


Hopwood A The Bunkum Book 38 


ST. NICHOLAS 380 
St. Nicholas Index 312 
Sanderson, E., Hero Patriots of the Nineteenth 


Humphrey, Mabel! BrTgh't^Days' 'through ' the 3 * 


Hyde, Mary C., Holly-Berry and Mistletoe.... 378 
INMAN, H. E., Gobbo-Bobo 382 


Saunders, Marg. M., 'Tilda Jane 312 


Seawell, Mollv E., Laura Vane and Other Sto- 3 3 
ries 378 


JACKSON, Mrs. Gabrielle E., The Colburn Prize. 379 
Jewett, J. H., Further Adventures of Foxy 


Slosson, Annie T., Story-Tell Lib 29 
Snyder C M Runaway Robinson 383 


Joyce, P P W., Reading Book in Irish History. ... 122 

KENYON, W. J., First Years in Handicraft 220 
Kingsley, C, The Heroes 380 

LANG, A., ed., Animal Story-Book Reader 122 
La Rame L de Findelkind . 347 


Stoddard, W. O., Jack Morgan 381 
Stokes's Juveniles 377 
Stratemeyer, E., Between Boer and Briton 29 
True to Himself 29 


Strong, A , Dear Days 379 


Sweetser, Kate D., Ten Boys from Dickens 380 
TAPPAN Eva M England's Story 384 


Le Feuvre Amy Cherry 382 


Leonard, Mary F., The Spectacle Man 378 
Little. Brown's Books for Young People 378 


In the Days of Alfred the Great 29 
Old Ballads in Prose 384 


Lovett, Eva, The Billy Stories 379 

McELHONE, Nell K., Surprise Book 377 
Mackail, J. W., Little Bible 58 


Taylor, P.., Boys of Other Countries 382 
Studies of Animal Nature 382 


Taylor, Sophie C., The Story of a Little Poet.. 378 
Taylor's Juveniles 379 
Thompson, E. S., Wild Animals Play for Chil- 

Tilley" 'Elizabeth ' s'.,' The 'Magic' Key '.'.'.'. '.'. 378 
Tomlinson, E. T., Old Fort Schuyler 251 
Townesend, S., Thoroughbred Mongrel 376 
True, J. P., Morgan's Men 378 

VAN BERGEN, R., A Boy of Old Japan 347 

WARNE'S Juveniles 383 
Wesselhoeft, Lily F., High School Days at Har- 
bortown 378 


Mardenf 6. S., How They Succeeded 381 
Martin, Mrs. Herb., Jock's Ward 29 
May, Sophie (pseud.) See Clark, R. S. 
Meade, L. T., A Sister of the Red Cross 378 
Munroe, K., A Son of Satsuma 383 

NELSON'S Books for Young People 358 

OBER, F. A., The Last of the Arawaks 378 
Otis, J., With Porter in the Essex 378 

"PANSY/' Mag and Margaret 381 
Parker, W. G., Rival Boy Sportsmen 29 
Peary, Mrs Josephine D The Snow Baby 376 


Wetmore, C. P., Fighting Under the Southern 
Cross 378 


Penfield, E., Big Book of Horses and Goats.... 380 
Pratt, S. G. (ed.), Lincoln in Story 377 
Pyle, Katharine, As the Goose Flies 378 

QUICK, H., In the Fairyland of America 377 


Wilde's Books for Young People 378 
Wilson, C. D., The Story of the Cid for Young 
People 347 
Wyss, J. R., and Montolieu, J. I. P. Baronne 
de, Swiss Family Robinson 29 




INDEX TO ADVERTISERS. 

Amilon Ella P .. 156 Leo & ShennrH i c 


Annual American Catalogue 190 
Annual Literary Index 190 
Appleton, D., & Co Ja. 2d cov., F. 2d cov., 
Mr. 2d cov., Ap. 2d cov., My. 2d cov., Je. 

2d COV., Jl. 2d COV., Ag. 2d COV., S. 2d 


Lippincott, J. B Co .282, 375 
Little, Brown & Co 93, 127, 157, 285, 319, 
349, 354, 366, 378 
Lothrop Publishing Co 126, 287, 364, 381 
McClure, Phillips & Co 91, Au. 3 cl cov., O. 
3d cov., 374, 380 
Marlier & Co., Lim 64, 360 
Merriam, G. & C., Co 360 
Meyer Bros. & Co 63, 156 


Barnes, A. S., & Co 184, 356 
Bibliographic Publications Ag. 3d cov. 
Biddle, Drexel 371, 383 

Boone Bibliography 350 


Century Co 124, My. 3 d cov., Jl. 4 th cov., 
317, 359, 373, 380, 381 
Clark, C. M., Publishing Co .92, 286, 368, 370 
Clarke Robert Co 64 350 


Pott, Jas., & Co." 354 
Putnam's. G. P., Sons 185, 358, 372, 382 
Revell, Flemine H., Co 3=17, 370, 382 
Robertson AM ' 256 286 


Coates, Henry T., & Co 96, 192, Jl. 3d cov., 
313, 369, 379 
Crowell, T. Y., & Co 178 
Dillingham, G. W., Co 63, 123, 189, 281, 351 


Routledge! Geo., & Sons .' i 56 
Russell, R. H 365, 366, 380 
Saalfield Publishing Co 160, 288 
Scribner's, Charles, Sons F. 4 th cov., Mr. 4 th 


Harper Bros Mr. 3d cov., 375 


4th cov., N. 4th cov., 355, 
Sk F d ' k A C T 3S7> 363> 33 


Home Publishing Co 32, 92, 95, 158, 221, 318 
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. . Ja. 3 d cov., F. 3 d cov., 
94, 125, 159, 186, 224, Ag. 4th cov., 284, 
' 3i6, 352, 354, 355, 366, 368, 372, 384 
Jamieson-Higgms Co 313, 350 


191, 223, S. 3d cov., 320, 351, 360, 361, 

Taylor, J F & Co . . .90, 280, 314, 348) 365! 379 
Warne, t redenck, & Co 360, 382 
Wilde, W. A., Co 122. 373. 378 



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VOL. XXII. 



JANUARY, 1901. 



No. i. 




Copvri e ht,1900, by 
Harper & Brothora. 

IN ITS SHADE. 



St. Peter's Umbrella. 

KALMAN MIKSRATH, a fellow countryman 
01 Maurus Jokai, is known in Europe as the 
writer of certain dainty and humorous short 
stories, idylls of Magyar folk life, which, 
however, have never been translated into 
English. It is one of his longer works that 
is here presented to the reader, a romance 
with a decided flavor of comedy, quaintly 
woven out of the legends and superstitions 
which so abound in those out-of-the-way 
Slovak villages. The most important part in 
the story is played by a ragged red um- 
brella to which the villagers ascribe mirac- 
ulous powers, and which leads the hero a 
merry dance in quest of the fortune he be- 
lieves it will bring him as, indeed, it does, 
though the fortune consists not in gold and 
silver, but in the pretty girl who becomes 
his wife. The translator has done his work 
well ; he has managed to preserve the idio- 
matic flavor of the original, and that is al- 
ways an achievement. Altogether, though it 



is a slight thing, "St. Peter's Umbrella" is 
an amusing glimpse into the lives of those 
far-off Magyar peasants, a curious people, so 
contented among their barren mountains, so 
childlike and credulous, and yet in some 
ways oddly wise and sly. Translated from 
the Hungarian by B. W. Worswick. (Har- 
per. $1.50.) Commercial Advertiser. 

Alice of Old Vincennes. 

WHAT graceful diction, vivid description 
and impassioned sentiment in conjunction 
with rich historical and imaginative mate- 
rials can do for a novel has been done in 
"Alice of Old Vincennes," by Maurice 
Thompson. It is a historical novel of the 
Northwestern Territory of America a hun- 
dred and twenty years ago. The scene is laid 
at Vincennes, on the banks of the Wabash. 
A beautiful, plucky heroine with a charming 
if also tantalizing mysterv about her birth, a 
picturesque priest who is also an accom- 
plished man of the world, a successful trader 



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with the Indians, a few Indians and several 
British soldiers of contrasting types, are the 
leading actors in the narrative, and the ac- 
count of their doings is wildly exciting and 
very instructive as a picture of the times. 
Mr. Thompson finds good in even the most 
villanous old Indians. He pictures them in 
all their repulsiveness, and then makes the 
beauty of their natural traits challenge the 
reader's admiration. There are few women 
characters in the book, and those few are 
well presented; but when the author wishes 
to reveal human motives he does it best in his 
men characters. One charm of the novel is 
in the gems of thought and of description scat- 
tered all along the narrative, while the dic- 
tion is always distinguished for its graceful 
appropriateness. (Bowen-Merrill Co. $1.50.) 
The Beacon. 

Oliver Cromwell. 

MR. MORLEY simply designated his life of 
Oliver Cromwell as a sketch. Many critics 
have seen in it more than a biography, in 
fact, a history, being a faithful picture of the 
conditions of the Cromwellian period, the 
causes which led up to the Protectorate and 
the influences which it transmitted to future 
generations in Great Britain. It is said that 
Mr. Morley wrote his life of Cromwell for 
the purpose of finding relaxation from his 
task of putting together the monumental 
Gladstone biography. He had long been 
known as one of the most cultured members 
of the House of Commons, and as editor of 
The Fortnightly Review he proved himself 
a man of many and varied achievements not 
only in politics, but in the more serious de- 
partments of history and biography. He had 




already written "Edmund Burke," "Rous- 
seau," and "Voltaire," which not only placed 
him in the front rank of English biographers, 
but caused him to be regarded on the Con- 
tinent as a conscientious student of French 
history. It is said to have been the success 
of these books which moved the editor of 
The Century to request Mr. Morley to under- 
take the life of Cromwell several years ago. 
After its first announcement in August, 1899, 
it was awaited with considerable expectation 
until its appearance in the following Novem- 
ber as a serial in the magazine. (Century 
Co. $3.50.) AT. Y. Times Saturday Review. 



er Cromwell," by John Morley. Copyright, 1900, 
by The Century Co. 

SIR HARRY VANE. 



The Literary History of America. 

A FEw'weeks ago we discussed, in the light 
of Mr. Stedman's "American Anthology," the 
single century of literary activity that has 
produced practically all of the poetry that 
we cherish as our American national posses- 
sion. It is to the larger subject of our en- 
tire literature, now that three full centuries 
of its course have been rounded, that atten- 
tion is directed by the present discussion, for 
which occasion has been furnished by the ap- 
pearance of Professor Barrett Wendell's 
"Literary History of America." The plan of 
the series of literary histories for which this 
work has been written, and of which it is 
much the most important volume thus far 
published, calls for far more than a collection 
of biographies, bibliographical annals, and 
critical commentaries. It calls, indeed, for a 
history no less faithful to the service of Clio 
than the histories whose titles are modified 
by no qualifying adjective; but it calls at the 
same time for a shifting of the point of view 
that will bring literature, rather than politics 
or strategics, into the foreground. Such a 
treatment of English history has been at- 
tempted by the distinguished French scholar, 
M. Jusserand; such a treatment of American 
history is now given us by Professor Wen- 
dell. .It is only when discussed from this 
standpoint that American literature is given 
its full significance, for its absolute aesthetic 
value could well be greater than that which 
it has for the interpretation of the national 
development, or for the appeal which it makes 
to the national consciousness. 

"The literary history of America," says the 
author, 'is the story, under new conditions, 
of those ideals which a common language has 
compelled America, almost unawares, to 
share with England." 

We have never seen a better statement than 
is now given us by Professor Wendell of the 
indissoluble unity of English and American lit- 



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erary expression. . . . It is in this spirit 
that Professor Wendell has dealt with the 
three completed centuries of American litera- 
ture, not minimizing the individual peculiari- 
ties of writers or the special characteristics of 
groups, nor failing to recognize Americanism 
as a trait where it really exists, but keeping 
ever in mind the correlations of English and 



analysis of our literary past. It remains to 
add that he has produced incomparably the 
best history of American literature thus far 
written by anybody, a history that is search- 
ing in its method and profound in its judg- 
ments, on the one hand, and, on the other, 
singularly attractive in the manner of its 
presentation. .(Scribner. $3.) The Dial. 




American history, and the fundamental unity 
of the two peoples as expressed in their in- 
stitutions, their laws, their social and ethical 
outlook. . . . 

This line of thought may be pursued down 
into the history of our literature during a 
considerable part of the century just ending, 
and it was not until we had a great national 
experience of our own that we produced a 
body of literature not closely associated with 
the earlier types of literature in our ancestral 
home. Up to the mid-century period when 
our literature first allied itself with a burning 
national issue, and became more distinctly 
American than it ever could have been be- 
fore, there continued to be reversions to man- 
ners and forms of expression that were long 
outworn in England. Space forbids us to 
continue the subject any farther, but enough 
has been said to show how fruitful a formula 
has been applied by Professor Wendell to the 



Fuller's "The Last Refuge." 

AT times in the vast mass of literary pro- 
duction there appears a notable effort, one 
possessing the qualities of long life, pro- 
found reflection, and intense art. Such a 
work is this of Mr. Fuller. So elusive is the 
beauty, so delicate the modeling, so infinite- 
ly sweet, subdued, and tender tjhe shading 
and conception, that the flavor escapes us and 
we can do no more than describe the book in 
inadequate generalities. "The Last Refuge," 
is that ideal which every human heart builds 
for itself and strives to attain "a wood be- 
yond the world." "the isles of the blest," 
Shelley's "ivory palace in the midst of the 
crystal sea." The tale of the search and the 
searchers brings before us the various types 
and molds of thought cast by bitter sorrow 
and anguished longing after the unattainable. 

As a work of art and weighed solely for 
its felicity, grace, and import, the book stands 



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[January, 1901 




in 4 Co. 

THE "CONSTITUTION." 

almost alone, a glittering dust of golden 
speech and a " riot of sweet sounds." Greece, 
Rome, Italy, atmosphere and soul, are re- 
incarnated and placed pulsing before the eyes. 
The spirit is that of some old tapestry with 
forms to match, a page from a new "Arabian 
Nights," a scene from a tragedy, sweet and 
quaint, or, if you will, a Watteau thing, with 
depth of soul unknown to Watteau. All this 
is blended with a wizard's skill and woven in 
cloth of gold. The book will probably have 
no general popularity, but it can disappoint 
none and will give joy to many. (Houghton, 
Mifflin & Co. $1.50.) Public Opinion. 

The Half-Hearted. 

To say that Mr. John Buchan's novel, 
"The Half-Hearted," is a "psychological 
study," would be to arouse in the breasts 
of many novel readers a dark, but unfounded 
suspicion; to describe it as a splendid story 
of adventure would be paying tribute to but 
a part of its sterling merit, for it is a book 
far above the average, out of the common in 
conception, and very well written. English- 
men have been warning each other for some 
time against possible dangers at home and 
abroad, and this novel, whether that danger 
be imaginary or not, will probably be taken 
into consideraton as one of the ablest ef- 
forts in this direction, whatever be the need 
of its cry. But it will hold the attention of 
readers on this side of the Atlantic as well, 
for, apart from its purpose, it tells an ex- 
cellent story, well bred in its early chapters, 



with the stamp of the true breeding of the 
English upper classes, remarkable for its 
descriptions of the Scotch country, while in 
its closing episode it tells as vivid a tale of 
intrigue and adventure as we have seen in 
many a day, closing with a critical episode 
in the history of England in India a bit of 
prophesy and phantasy that is based so firmly 
upon present-day political possibilities that 
it may well be accepted as true. 

The hero of this story is the "half-hearted" 
man of the title. Over-educated, the last of 
a long line, with a face "keen, kindly, hu- 
rnorous, cultured, with strong lines ending 
weakly, over-bred, fine and finical," he 
lacks self-confidence, initiative, independent 
strength. He will do his duty when led to 
it, but is unable to see it, to seek it. Thus he 
loses the seat in Parliament for which he 
stands, and the girl he loves ; thus he is 
overmatched in the struggle with th^ crafty 
Russian agent in the hill country on the 
northern frontier of India, whither he has 
gone to serve his people in an unofficial ca- 
pacity, to be honored if he succeeds, denied 
if he fails. He has visited the region in the 
days of his youth, for the sake of sport, has 
even written a book about it. And this is 
deemed sufficient qualification for his more 
serious mission, for England has no secret 
service men in the guise of scientific explor- 
ers as Russia has. 

Mr. Buchan touches upon many things that 
are dealt with time and again in contem- 
porary English novels an aristocracy still 
holding in its hands the reins of government, 
but no longer able to serve it as it has done 
in the past; a different class of men social 
parvenus, men of uncouth manners, mere 
clever, self-seeking adventurers or true pa- 
triots, pushing to the front to take froTi them 
the burdens and the honors of the mighty 
empire's high places we have met them be- 
fore in many stories, but this author pre- 
sents still another view of the revolution that 
has been going on for many years, the view 
of an intelligent spectator, who looks below 
the surface, and traces general movements 
to the individual units that produce them, 
and the mental, and even physical, causes 
underlying them. Therefore, his characters 
are less individuals than types. They will be 
remembered less for themselves, than for 
what they represent, a nation that, notwith- 
standing recent humiliations, still is the 
greatest empire of the modern world, with 
the strength within it unimpared, notwith- 
standing vacillation and passive drift of pol- 
icy, to rise at the critical moment and assert 



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its supremacy, as it does in the "half-hearted" 
gentleman of this story, whom Mr. Buchan 
presents as the type of its old-time well- 
born leaders. (Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 
$1.50.) Mail and Express. 

African Nights Entertainments. 
. FOR the present the scene in which Mr. A. 
J. Dawson places his short stories, "African 
Nights Entertainments," namely Morocco 
and the West Coast of Africa, has the merit 
of being fairly novel. That merit it will not 
have long, we fear, for no fewer than three 
long romances have come to our notice with- 
in a fortnight whose authors have picked 
out the Morocco of the past or of the present 
as a place where their fancy might roam in 
safety, with no check of accurate knowledge 
on the part of their readers.. Mr. Dawson, 
however, has seen a good deal of the country 
along the coast and of the queer jetsam from 
Europe that drifts to it. His stories about 
them and the Moorish people with whom 
they come in contact are therefore entertain- 
ing, though not always pleasant, and usually 
forcible. To be sure he drops into incon- 
gruous English once in a while and the ex- 
cellent models he follows are hardly con- 
cealed. The Moorish judgment carried out 
by Prince Djalmak on a very bad Jew in 
London recalls to mind at once the doings of 
Prince Florizel, and in the very title, 
"Out Past the City Gates," suggests 
Mr. Kipling. It is only the Kipling 
of the "Gadsbys" and the loves that 
step over the bounds of race, how- 
ever, of whom any trace will be 
found. If the reader begins one of 
Mr. Dawson's stories he will, never- 
theless, pass over these flaws and 
read to the end. It was unavoid- 
able, perhaps, in a part of the world 
where civilization has merely a foot- 
hold that there should be entangle- 
ments between persons of different 
color. 

Miscegation plays a great part in 
the story Mr. Dawson tells of the 
treatment of Oscar Brierly. That 
impressionable young man of high 
moral purpose on reaching Lagos, 
whither his commercial house had 
sent him, undertook to console a 
young English woman who had mar- 
ried a black man in Liverpool. The 
latter had been admitted to the bar 
in England and was the leading 
lawyer in Lagos, but brutal and jeal- 
ous. Brierly's friends to avert blood- 



shed filled the young man up with drink 
and sent him off to a friendly chief in 
the back country, but the chief had a 
pretty daughter whom the impressionable 
youth fell in love with, and just as. a 
scheme to get him transferred was going 
to be carried out he married the black 
princess and was sent to Old Calabar, where 
the few whites will have nothing to do with 
him and where he is likely to stay forever. 
Another young Englishman who went to the 
Oil rivers was more lucky. He fell in love 
with an Accra princess and asked her to 
marry him. But she loved him and when 
she saw that he understood the mistake he 
had made she sold herself to a Moorish 
trader and was taken far away. There are 
plenty of stories about Moors, in and out of 
Morocco, as well as of the Europeans who 
live in their land, in Mr. Dawson's book, 
stories both savage and sentimental, and they 
are all well worth reading. This adds a 
specially excellent one to the long list of 
books that have made the East almost as 
familiar as our own land to those who have 
read faithfully the many works of history 
and fiction published during the past few 
years. It has become true that almost every- 
thing can be learned from faithful fiction 
reading. (Dodd, Mead & Co. $1.50.) N. 
Y. Sun. 




Published Dy H 
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The Century Book of the American Colonies. 

UNCLE TOM DUNLAP and his peripatetic 
party of nephews and nieces, intent on ab- 
sorbing American history on the various 
spots where it had its birth, have become a 
veritable institution, and young folks with 
a taste for serious reading would probably re- 
gard 1900 as "an off year" if it failed to 
bring forth a new book in this popular se- 
ries. "The Century Book of the American 
Colonies, "by Elbridge S. Brooks, is the fourth 
and one of the most interesting of the 
author's volumes in which the pill of histori- 
cal fact is sugared with the story of a holi- 
day pilgrimage personally conducted by a 
sprightly and well-equipped instructor. A 
wide field is covered in the present work, 
the trips, talks, and pictorial illustrations 
ranging from New Orleans and Florida to 
New York and the New England coast as 
far north as the State of Maine, and dealing 
with the physical hardships, military strug- 
gles, religious persecutions and political revo- 
lutions that marked the settlement and 
growth on American soil of communities of 
Spaniards, Britons, Frenchmen, Hollanders, 
etc., with the ultimate triumph of English 
institutions. Mr. Brooks deserves well of 
Young America. (Century Co. Decorative 
cover design by T. Guernsey Moore. 9^4 x 
7J4 inches. $1.50.) 



Foes in Law. 

"FOES IN LAW" shows that its author can 
be herself again on occasions, at least more 
than at one time seemed probable. This 
stjory is almost a relapse into the early man- 
ner that, in the late sixties or the early seven-- 
ties, kept a large number of novel-reader* 
amused and interested. The use or abuse 
of the present tense, so vapid in other writers, 
was somehow redeemed by Miss Broughton's 
handling. It suited her brisk description and 
action. The new story has more than a mere 
remnant of the vivacity and sprightliness be- 
longing to the old days. The characters are 
all natural and unstrained, or but little ex- 
aggerated. The sisters-in-law, Mrs. and Miss 
Trent, are a well-contrasted pair of "mutual 
scourges." Miss Trent has to bear the very 
sudden invasion of her brother's and her own 
home by his relatives in law. She is young, 
but with a vein of primness, and if the part 
she plays is ungrateful, it is not altogether 
inexcusable while human nature is what it is. 
The members of the family in law are loud 
and numerous, "trying" invaders and in- 
mates, especially from the point of view of 
the invaded. But they are rather fascinating 
to read about, and their happy-go-lucky at- 
titude towards life is piquant. The dialogue 
is pointed, and the people are drawn with 
originality. (Macmillan. $1.50). Athenaeum. 




From "The Century Book of the American Colonies." 

SITE OF WATCH-HOUSE, PLYMOUTH. 



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From Fiske's " Old Virginia 

POCAHONTAS. 



Mountain Playmates. 

FOR the first eleven chapters this book ap- 
pears to belong to the large and increasing 
class of literature prompted solely by what 
an English writer has recently called "the 
cult of the county." It is to chronicle 
two townspeople's doings upon an abandoned 
farm in the White Mountain region, and is 
told with the gusto that goes with a first 
time, a novel experiment, and a self-con- 
scious abandonment to unconventional life. 
Everything is in the nature of a surprise 
the primitive methods of the rural shop- 
keepers, the bald and dreary aspect of New 
Hampshire farmhouses, the dangers of a 
wasps' nest, the pleasures of blueberrying, 
the resemblance of bird notes to human lan- 
guage, the whole Summer pageant seen with 
unaccustomed eyes. A certain loquacity and 
tendency to moralize mar the style of the 
writer, whose frank egoism is not offensive, 
but who lacks the simple and inexhaustible 
passion for the kind earth and the beauty 
thereof by which such nature lovers as Will- 
iam Morris was, have been inspired. There 
are hints throughout, however, which show 
kinship with Morris on the side of his most 



remarkable quality his joy, that is, in work- 
ing with his hands. The author not only 
luxuriates in planning but in creating her 
home. She hesitates neither to take the job 
of shingling the house out of the hands of the 
workmen, nor to burn over the grass lands, 
nor to do genuine woodsman's work in the 
forest. She cornes near realizing the Morris 
ideal, in fact, of the workman who takes the 
same pleasure in his handiwork, however 
humble, that an artist takes in his art. And 
the twelfth chapter proves her title to fel- 
lowship with the great Kelmscott Company. 
It is called "The Enchanted Rug," which 
rug turns out to be the native "hooked" rug 
of New England transformed by the taste 
and somewhat hastily acquired skill of the au- 
thor into a handsomely designed and col- 
ored carpeting, "hooked" by the villagers, 
and attracting the attention of art loving ur- 
banites. 

After a number of summers in their chosen 
region, the "Playmates," as they dubbed 
themselves, decided to try a winter in the 
counttry. The value of the author's report 
concerning its charm may possibly be affected 
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warmth of blood, but her personal impres- 
sion prompts her to "boom" her little corner 
of New Hampshire with all the ardor of a 
Western pioneer. "I believe the time will 
come," she says, "when invalids will seek this 
region because of its equable, moderate tem- 
perature. I know nothing equal to it elsewhere, 
for, though there are other places that are 
milder, this advantage 'is offset by an excess of 
rain and cloudy weather. Those places which 
have, perhaps, as many clear days, suffer 
either extreme cold or drought. This cli- 
mate combines the blandness of New York 
City with the clear, invigorating weather of 
the Northwest." "I presume," she wisely 
adds, "this condition does not exist through- 
out the State, as our situation is peculiarly 
favorable, in that the mountains and foothills 
of Maine on the east shelter us from the 
dreaded coast storms, and the Sandwich and 
White Mountain ranges on the north and west 
cut off the inland storms and cold waves that 
are bred in the lake region and Canada, so 
that in our vicinity we have only our own 
weather to contend with." 

It will probably be many a year before 
New Hampshire has a historian at once so 
gifted and so devoted as old Hampshire had 
in the great Gilbert White, but when he 
comes he will have no difficulty in finding 
an intervale that will amply repay his study, 
and may be made a blossom like the rose upon 
the pages of a natural history. In the mean- 
time such forerunners as Mrs. Albee are 
making the public acquainted with the ad- 
vantages of the rugged little State as a place 
in which to lead "an idyllic life in isolated 
retirement, where there is light and space 
enough for the soul to expand." (Houghton, 
M. $1.50.) N. Y. Times Saturday Review. 

The Courtesy Dame. 

LORD BOSTERN, doomed by inherited dis- 
ease to early death, opens up the story of R. 
Murray Gilchrist's "The Courtesy Dame" by 
running away with the ill-used stepdaughter 
of a publican. Anne Witchett, a yellow- 
haired, blue-eyed beauty of the Peak Coun- 
try, a hoiden of sixteen, with the Derbyshire 
dialect strong on her lips and the spirit of 
rebellion strong in her heart, had just roused 
herself to the pitch of fleeing from her cruel 
stepfather when Lord Bostern is brought by 
accident on the stage of her little tragedy. 
He saves the situation for she was prepar- 
ing to be off with an unromantic butter- 
huckster by carrying her away in his car- 
riage, and she passes straight into his life 
and into the recesses of this story. It is a 



good story; there is a swing in it, and a cer- 
tain artistic touch in the manner of telling 
it, part of which manner has come from the 
reading and assimilation of excellent living 
masters of fiction. Anne Witchett is the 
"courtesy dame" a pretty title in itself, 
which seems to suit the pretty Derbyshire 
hoiden, who in three years becomes a be- 
witching siren under the chivalrous care of 
the moribund lord. The sting of the title 
scarcely applies to her the women go on 
saying that it does, but the men look in her 
eyes and know better. She is charmingly 
drawn, and so is poor Lord Bostern. There 
is a whole love story between the two, deli- 
cately handled and very pathetic in partsu 
It is not the only love story in this book, and 
we have not so much as entered on the plot, 
which is perhaps a little too elaborate to sort 
with the natural human play of the narrative. 
(Dodd, Mead & Co. $1.50.) Athenaeum. 

The Fourth Generation. 

SIR WALTER BESANT returns in his latest 
novel to a theme with which he has already 
made his readers familiar, the effect of 
heredity on the lives of "the third and fourth 
generations." But Sir Walter treats his sub- 
ject a little more hopefully than it has been 
treated by the author of "Ghosts," and many 
another morbid romancer and dramatist of 
the day. He quotes for us "a very fine pas- 
sage" from "one of the finest writers pos- 
sible," Ezekiel to wit, on the subject of chil- 
dren's teeth being set on edge: "As I live, 
saith the Lord God, ye shall not use this 
proverb any more. Behold, all souls are 
mine: as the soul of the father, so also the 
soul of the son is mine. The soul that sin- 
neth, it shall die. But if a man be just, he 
shall surely live." These words give cour- 
age to the hero of "The Fourth Generation" 
when he finds himself caught in the toils of a 
grim family history. The central figure of 
the story is very striking, a white-bearded 
English squire of ninety-five, six feet four 
in height, who was smitten seventy years 
ago by a torpedo-stroke of calamity from 
which he never recovered. He neglected his 
children, his place went to rack and ruin, he 
refused to speak, but his agents nursed his 
property until he was worth over a million, 
so that three generations of descendants 
were constantly working sums in simple in- 
terest which they called compound to dis- 
cover how much the old man would cut up 
for. One of them was a Board School 
teacher, but she also worked out many thou- 
sands of sums at the bidding of a greedy 



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relative, ignorant of the fact (we do not 
suggest that Sir Walter is ignorant of it) 
that algebra provides a means of approximat- 
ing to the value of the accumulations in about 
five minutes. The hero 
was a proper and an in- 
nocent young man, who 
had been brought up in 
ignorance of the family 
skeletons; but suddenly 
in the course of a few 
days, with all the dra- 
matic artificiality of the 
Book of Job, whole cup- 
boardfuls of skeletons 
were let loose on him 
"poor relations, family 
scandals, and humilia- 
tions and all" until 
nothing by the prophet 
Ezekiel and the compan- 
ionship of a nice young 
woman could have saved 
him from despair. The 
plot is elaborated in Sir 
Walter Besant's accus- 
tomed and attractive 
way. It is full of inci- 
dent and characteriza- 
tion; there is much that 
would not have been 
likely to happen in ac- 
tual life; but it all holds 
the attention, and the 
reader will follow the 
various turns of tte 
story with keen interest 
to the end. (Stokes. 
$1.50.) The Athenaeum. 

In the Name of a Woman. 

ARTHUR W. MARCH- 
MONT has established his 
position with the reading 
world by the spirited 
stories entitled "By 
Right of Sword" and SHE FI: 

"A Dash for a Throne," and his new ro- 
mance "In the Name of a Woman" falls short 
of his former successes in no iota of fire, 
plot and smooth English. Roumania is the 
scene and intrigues and counter intrigues be- 
tween the ruler of that suffering land and 
the secret servants of the Russian tyrants 
make a story that is bewildering in its wealth 
of incident and full of the romance of rest- 
less lovers. 

The hero finds himself in Roumania, en- 
trusted with an English political mission to 



counteract the bold political schemes of Rus- 
sia. He meets two women who both make 
him do much thinking and feeling. Battle, 
murder and sudden death fill the pages that 




TWO SHOTS IN RAPID SUCCESSION. 



tell of the unquiet hours of the sovereign 
that sits temporarily upon the Minor Throne 
of an Austrian dependency, but the end is a 
cheerful picture of a sunny English home 
conquered after the hero has done many 
brave deeds in the name of a woman. 

"All is warmth, peace, love and rest 
in my English life now; and as I glance at 
my dear ones, I thank Heaven with fervent 
gratitude that they are not destined to aspire 
to the dangerous splendor and evanescent 
glory of a Minor Throne." f Stokes, $1.50.) 



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[January, 1901 




a ^*Co. C Pyri * ht 
STOPPING AT A PUMP THAT STOOD THERE. 

The Gateless Barrier. 

ONE of the most effective ghost stories 
that have ever been written is "The Gateless 
Barrier," by Lucas Malet. The author in 
real life Mrs. St. Leger Harrison, daughter 
of Charles Kingsley in this novel shows that 
she has inherited a rich measure of her fath- 
er's talent for portraying the aspirations of 
the human soul tor a large, complete life. 
The hero is an irreproachable young Eng- 
lishman, Lawrence, who though seemingly 
possessed of everything heart can wish 
wealth, talent, and a wife whom he con- 
siders perfect in her place is conscious that 
the best in him has never been given out to 
the world. He feels that he has not written 
the best that he can, has perhaps not even 
given the best love of which he is capable. 
He is called to the deathbed of his uncle 
in England, and while in the uncle's home, 
soon to become his own, he meets and falls 
in love with the ghost of the house. This 
mere clew by no means reveals the clever, 
original plot. That involves the question 
of the re-embodiment of souls on earth after 
death. One of the most impressive scenes 
in the story is that showing the hero as he 
watches a procession of forms sweep by him, 
picturing the myriad bodies in which his 
soul has previously lived. The heroine's 
great love made her reject the life for which 
she was destined and return to her old 



haunts in search of her lost love. Him she 
finds in Lawrence the reader must turn to 
the book itself in order to enjoy the story. 
Its originality, its delicate turns of thought 
and exquisite portrayal of real, complete 
love, the love that loves "with all the pas- 
sions of the unstable flesh, as well as the 
pure and immutable passion of the soul," 
can be comprehended only by reading the 
book itself. The plot, sublime and strong as 
it is, is as nothing without the author's in- 
imitable clothing upon of description, char- 
acter portrayal and majestic leading up to 
the superb climax. The book stirs the soul 
with highest longings. It thrills the blood 
with the true ghost atmosphere. If the 
reader wants an entirely new, powerful com- 
bination of sensations, he will find it by perus- 
ing this book. (Dodd, Mead & Co. $1.50.) 
The Beacon. 

Battling for Atlanta. 

THE third volume . in The Young Ken- 
tuckians Series is "Battling for Atlanta." 
The former volumes, "General Nelson's 
Scout" and "On General Thomas? Staff," 
Inter-Ocean readers have thoroughly en- 
joyed. The first tale of the series introduces 
the reader to the discordant conditions in 
Kentucky in 1860 and '61. The second car- 
ries the young hero to Corinth, Stone River, 
Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and Mis- 
sionary Ridge, while this, the third/, gives 
details of the brilliant campaign in which the 
Union forces under General Sherman en- 
countered the Confederate forces, command- 
ed at first by General Joseph E. Johnston, 
and later by General Hood. At the time 
Fred Shackelford, a mere youth in "General 
Nelson's Scout," and only a little older "On 
General Thomas' Staff," is now a young man 
of 21, and, fitly enough, an affair of the 
heart, in which a charming daughter of the 
Confederacy is the party of the second part, 
cuts a considerable figure in the present vol- 
ume. Clean, wholesome, hopeful, glorify- 
ing the victories of the boys in blue, yet ap- 
preciating the courage of their foes, this new 
volume is sure of a welcome from young and 
old. 

The plan of the author is to set forth the 
historical facts with accuracy as a frame- 
work for each story, and then in addition 
make the wonderful incidents, accidents, and 
escapes so true to the actual life at the time 
as to seem real. Every old veteran in either 
army knows that the best romance was never 
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of real happenings told about the camp fires 
during those perilous days. The movements 
of the armies, the maneuvering, the skir- 
mishing, are all pictured with rare fidelity. 
The old veteran will enjoy it as much as will 
the younger members of his household, for it 
will recall memories that will live with him 
to the longest day of his life. The hero's 
daring nights through Georgia, pursued by 
bloodhounds, and the horrors of Anderson- 
ville are not overdrawn, for even more tragic 
events were every week being enacted, and 
were discussed in common talk, as the men 
smoked their briar woods about camp fires, 
or rested in their tents. The gray-haired 
veterans could not select more charming re- 
minders of the days gone by for the home- 
reading circle than this book and the others 
of the series. In addition to the spirited, 
well-told text, the book is more than usually 
handsomely illustrated. Every picture tells 
its story, and tells it artistically and point- 
edly. The volume is written in no vindici- 
tive and hateful mood to the brave men of 
the Confederacy, and those once enemies, 
now friends, will enjoy its stirring chapters. 
(McClurg. $1.25.) Chicago Inter-Ocean. 



South America. 

FRANK G. CARPENTER, the author of this 
book, is the widely travelled journalist whose 
letters from many lands are familiar to every 
newspaper reader. On his South American 
trip, the results of which are here set forth, 
Mr. Carpenter travelled 25,000 miles, start- 
ing from Panama, going down the Pacific 
coast, returning by the Atlantic Ocean, and 
ending his journey in Venezuela. The chap- 
ters are freshly written descriptions of scraps 
of the journalist's observations. There is 
not a page in the book that is not thoroughly 
readable, informing, and interesting, but no 
one subject receives more than the most 
hasty reference. This, we know, is all that 
the author could give within the scope of 
his book, but it seems a pity that his sltore 
of information could not be utilized so that 
we should know all there is to know about 
some one subject. 

Of the Indians of various localities, Mr. 
Carpenter has taken particular note. Of the 
Indians of Ecuador he has a good deal to say, 
and one interesting piece of information is 
that relating to the Jivaros tribe, whose prin- 
cipal industry is the ingenious curing of 
human heads, the bones being removed, and 
the skin shrunk to about one-fourth of the 
normal size without destroying the general 



appearance of the living original. The Arau- 
canian Indians, once the possessors of Chile, 
have a chapter to themselves, and they de- 
serve it, because of the peculiarity of their 
customs, among which their treatment of the 
dead is most singular. When a member of a 
family dies, the body is not hurriedly buried 
in the ground where the departed would be- 
come lonesome. It is kept about the house, 
the family talking to it as though it were 
alive, but gradually paying less and less at- 
tention to it until it is thought that the dead 
has been "weaned," so to say, from his ma- 
terial surroundings, and the body is then 
buried. In the three unusually interesting 
chapters on the "tail end" of our hemisphere 
there are two more interesting bits of infor- 
mation regarding aborigines. The Alacalufs 
of Smyth's channel, we are td(ld, have no 
chiefs or tribal relations of any kind what- 
ever, the only organization being by families. 
This is an extremely rare condition of things, 
and we hope that Mr. Carpenter is sure of his 
facts. In these same chapters a number of 
the most revered traditions of the school 
geographies are destroyed. Tierra del Fue- 
go is not a land of snow and ice, but a well- 
wooded country with plenty of grass for its 
sheep and cattle, and a climate like that of 
northern Europe. Moreover, the Onas In- 
dians, the Patagonian giants of the geogra- 
phies, are men of ordinary size, averaging 
only about six feet. 

Besides his running descriptions of the peo- 
ple, manners, customs, Mr. Carpenter usually 
throws in a few paragraphs of industrial in- 
formation. (Saalfield. $3.) Public Opinion. 




From Herford's " Overheard in a Garden." 
THE TULIP AND THE ROSE. 




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[January, 1901 



and Arlette's son William as his heir. The 
author relates in a vivid manner the story of 
William's boyhood, his capture of Falaise, his 
campaigns against the rebels in his domain, 
and finally his conquest of England, by which 
he changed his name from William the Bas- 
tard to William the Conqueror. The rest of 
the book deals with the history of the great 
fair, the chateau of Falaise and the Falaise 
of to-day. The fair was established by Rob- 
ert in the eleventh century, and is still held. 
The chateau of Falaise, first mentioned in 
the ninth century, has passed through many 
changes. The dramatic events which took 
place in it and the famous people who lived 
in it make it a fascinating goal for the' trav- 
eller. As for the Falaise of to-day, it con- 
tains some modern streets, one named after 
Victor Hugo; several squares, and the two 
charming churches Sainte Trinite and Saint 
Gervais. There are also several new cha- 
teaus and other signs of modern times. Mrs. 
Dodd's pleasant little book contains several 
illustrations from photographs. (Little, 
Brown & Co. $2.) N. Y. Tribune. 



From " Brethren of the Coant." Copyright, 1900, by Charles Scribner's Sons. 
HIS COURAGE DID NOT FAIL. 

Falaise, the Town of the Conqueror. 

MRS. DODD tells us, first of all, of a ride 
across the Caen plains in a charabanc. We 
get glimpses of the roadside; reflections on 
the disappearance of classical poses and other 
charming things among milkmaids; a glance 
at several Beaux Arts students from Illinois, 
who go chattering by on their bicycles; oc- 
casional breaths of air. flashes of color, and 
suddenly the chateau of Falaise. This part 
of the book is written in a sprightly and pic- 
turesque manner. Movement and musing are 
jumbled together in an irrelevant and some- 
what incongruous way; but this is a natural 
part of Mrs. Dodd's vivacity of style. She 
indulges in rather violent contrasts at times, 
and has no scruple about intruding modern 
figures into mediaeval scenes, or about dove- 
tailing poetry with prose, as, for example, 
"Only the stars and a few trembling gas jets 
below them were lighting the town." 

Once in Falaise Mrs. Dodd settles down to 
tell the "story of Arlette." Arlette had "a 
girlish, graceful figure," and "eyes lucent 
with goodness" that met the eyes of Robert, 
Count d'Hiemes. Robert became Duke of 
Normandy and at his death proclaimed his 



Richard Yea-and-Nay. 

IT was reserved for Maurice Hewlett, with 
his miracle-working pen, to make one living, 
breathing man of the two shadowy images 
of Richard the Lion-Hearted that have long 
flitted before the popular fancy; the Richard 
of legend and romance, the troubadour, the 
j ouster, the spotless crusading knight, and the 
Richard of history, the treacherous son, the 
faithless husband, the worthless king, who 
uttered but one English word in all his life, 
and that a curse ; who spent but six months in 
his English kingdom, and those to ravage it 
with fire and sword. "Of him, therefore, 
torn by two natures, cast in two molds, sport 
of two fates; the hymned and reviled, the 
loved and loathed, spendthrift and miser, 
king and beggar, bond and free, god and 
man ; of King Richard Yea-and-Nay, so made, 
so called, and by that unmade, I thus prepare 
my account." With these words Mr. Hew- 
lett begins his remarkable romance, which, 
after all, is less romance than medieval real- 
ism. For he throws no glamour over the 
savagery of men and their evil deeds in 
those dark days ; even the crusader's holy ar- 
mor cannot hide his black heart. The story 
of the dual nature and the dual life of Rich- 
ard is told in two parts: The Book of Yea 
and The Book of Nay. The first records his 
doings in France prior to his crusade, his 
quarrels with his father, with the Count of 
Toulouse and Philip, King of France; his 



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repudiation of Philip's sister, Alois; his fa- 
ther's death, his own coronation, and his be- 
trothal to Berengere of Navarre. In the 
second we follow his crusade, his dealings 
with Philip, with Tancred of Sicily, with 
Saladin. with Conrad of Montferrat, his pil- 
grimage on foot to Vienna, his imprisonment 
and ransom, his second coronation, and his 
five years' war with Philip. Through it all 
runs the story of his love for Jehane, the 
"rose of Picardy." Mr. Hewlett has grouped 
with wonderful skill the incidents whose value 
is chiefly historical, and dwelt upon those 
that are vital to the dramatic unfolding of the 
story. If he has taken some liberties in 
shifting elates, as he has, notjably that of the 
repudiation of Alois, it has been only be- 
cause art demanded the sacrifice. And if the 
exquisite idyl of the love for Jehane is not 
history, it is the very best of Hewlett; and, 
withal, he has given us a picture of the period 
as true as those wrought into tapestry by the 
fair ladies whose lords were off crusading. 
It is a liberal education to read Mr. Hew- 
lett's books. He has all the erudition and 
classic English of Walter Pater and with it a 
fire, poetry and "humaness" all his own. 
(Macmillan. $1.50.) Public Opinion. 



Life of Dwight L. Moody.' 

MR. W. R. MOODY'S biography of his fa- 
mous father "The Life of Dwight L. Moody" 
(Fleming H. Revell Company) is much bet- 
ter than the preliminary announcements of it 
might have led one to expect. 

The book, indeed, is in excellent taste 
throughout and is agreeably written. It should 



prove a monument to the memory of one of 
the most extraordinary men of our times. 

Born in the little village of Northfield, 
Mass., and orphaned at an early age by the 
death of his father, Dwight L. Moody had to 
face the struggle of life with few advantages 
of education. When a mere boy he went out 
to Chicago, and there, like Aladdin of oldl, he 
came face to face with a Fisherman. But it 
was no evil genius of fiction whom he thus 
confronted. It was the Great Fisher of Men. 

According to their various moods, their 
various outlooks upon the world, their vari- 
ous estimates of the modern Aladdin, men 
gave different names to this lamp. Some 
called it faith, some earnestness, some busi- 
ness acumen, others plain folk who use 
plain words just mere horse sense. But 
whatever men thought of the lamp, they all 
agreed that it shone with exceeding bright- 
ness in the dark places that needed it most. 

They noted another fact that seemed to 
kin it with Aladdin's lamp of yore. Wher- 
ever its possessor grower into a fisher of 
men himself went, through the Western 
States, Great Britain, or back again in this 
country, some visible memorial sprang up in 
his wake. Young Men's Christian Associa- 
tions were housed, and oftentimes splendidly 
housed. Churches, halls and other buildings 
rose at his bidding. He went back to the lit- 
tle village in which he had been born and 
straightway he transformed it into something 
that it is hardly exaggeration to describe as 
an earthly paradise. He made the desert 
to blossom as the rose. 

But Mr. Moody's life is too familiar in its 
outlines to need recapitulation in a mere re- 
view. (Revell. $2.50.) N. Y. Herald. 




Copyright, 1900, by Frederick A. Stokes Co 
RULES FOR READING. 



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[January, 1901 



Another Work on Jefferson. 

So much has been said and written on the 
life, character, work and political career of 
Thomas Jefferson that it might appear a 
labor of supererogation in these days to add 
anything to the sum total of human knowl- 
edge on the matter. Yet there appears to be 
a certain fascination about the subject which 
lures investigators to attempt to bring out 
new views of his character or new phases of 
the influence he exerted in the creation of 
this nation, and the impression he stamped 
upon our national existence. An additional 
work of this kind has just made its appear- 
ance. It is from the pen of S. E. Forman, 
Ph. D., and is entitled "The Life and Writ- 
ings of Thomas Jefferson." It is his treat- 
ment of the latter portion of his subject that 
will be of chief importance, as his work 
places within easy reach of all everything 
of importance that the great statesman has 
written on every subject that he has pub- 
licly discussed. 

Up to the present these writings and theo- 
ries have been scattered through many 
costly volumes, many of which are to be 
found only in private possessions or in public 
libraries in large cities, but are inaccessible 
to the great body of the people. Even if ac- 
cessible it would be only at great pains, and 
after much labor the average reader could 
find what he wanted. The chief merit of the 
work under review is that it arranges con- 
cisely and systematically everything of value 
which Jefferson has written, and presents it 
in such form that anyone may instantly and 
without trouble place his finger upon it. The 
author of the work has at great pains gone 
through the voluminous correspondence and 
the numerous state papers of Jefferson, and 
wherever a significant passage has been 
found it has been classified and placed in this 
volume. The subjects have been alphabet- 
ically arranged, so that any particular pas- 
sage that may be desired can be found in a 
moment. On this account the work must 
prove of great value to the student, the 
statesman, the historian or anyone who may 
have occasion to refer to Jefferson's opinions 
and teachings. 

Accompanying this arrangement of Jeffer- 
son's writings is a brief biographical sketch 
of the author of the Declaration of Independ- 
ence. In this sketch the author has at- 
tempted to avoid controversy of any kind. 
His aim has been to state the facts in a fair, 
unprejudiced manner, and in this he has 
succeeded admirably. He passes under rapid 
review the school and college days of the 



subject of his sketch, presents him as a 
farmer and lawyer, and then, at consider- 
able length, dwells upon his career as a poli- 
tician and a statesman, concluding with a 
summary of his career after he had retired 
from the arena of active life. The whole 
work will be found one of great interest and 
much value. (The Bowen-Merrill Company. 
$1.50.) Chicago Evening Post. 

A Book for All Readers. 

WE are afraid Mr. Ainsworth R. Spofford's 
book will not reach "all readers," but it 
would be well for them if it did, for in it is 
the wisdom of a long experience devoted to 
the history of books, their collection, housing, 
care, use, and distribution. 

Mr. Spofford was for many years the Li- 
brarian of Congress. If the "changes and 
chances of this mortal life" have in a meas- 
ure shelved him, he is by no means a "back 
number," so long as he can bring forth such 
fruits of advice and instruction as this vol- 
ume displays. 

First of all, it is a book for all book lov- 
ers; second, for all book collectors; third, 
for all who handle books either to sell, lend, 
or safeguard them. It is largely profes- 
sional, and somewhat technical, but its style 
is easy and always clear; it is full of infor- 
mation, and every intelligent person will 
find it interesting, instructive, and helpful 
in a great many ways. 

It begins with those first principles the 
choice of books. It discloses the art of 
buying books, it shows how to shelve and 
inscribe them; it guards against their ene- 
mies and pests; it fixes the rank of the 
pamphlet and the periodical ; it expounds 
the fine art of reading and the accompany- 
ing gift of remembering what we read; it 
has a number of chapters on libraries, both 
historical and practical, chapters of great 
importance considering the rapidity with 
which the public library is spreading over 
the country. And then in this connection 
it goes into the details of library structure 
and arrangement, classification, cataloguing, 
and administration, with sound and sensible 
remarks adequate to set up a library and 
keep it going on a generous and judicious 
basis. The chapters on rare books and on 
bibliographies are full of valuable facts and 
figures, and an index brings the whole within 
the easy reference of the reader. In these 
days when libraries spring up as the fabled 
gourd the book is needed. (Putnam. $2.) 
Boston Literary World. 



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Tangled Flags. 

MR. GUNTER'S new novel has made its 
appearance after being twice postponed, to 
increase its first edition, something that rarely 
happens, but when it does, indicates that the 
title has excited interest in the public mind. 

We are inclined to the opinion that the 
book will be even more successful than its 
name, though seldom has a more appropriate 
title been given to a novel ; in its vivid pages 
the banners of the civilized world twist them- 
selves about each other in the mighty tangle 
of military achievement and emulation. 

Added tio its other properties the book has 
a strong commercial moral, showing as it 
does the danger of selling to barbarous na- 
tions the modern arms and munitions of 
war, there is such a blissful uncertainty upon 
whom the uncivilized may direct their deadly 
fire. 

The death of the great Yankee manufac- 
turer of machine guns is almost humorous, 
tihough intensely pathetic as he exclaims: 
"Plugged by my own bullet," and then look- 
ing at the tremendous slaughter of his mar- 
vellous weapon pays a tribute to his own in- 
vention by sighing, "Ain't my thirty calibre 
a hummer to slay" as he falls under its 
fire. 

But the American mechanic is not the only 
striking personage who lives in Mr. Gunter's 
novel, for the author's situations are too 
vivid to be regarded save as life itself. The 
peculiar nobility, oriental in its way, how- 
ever, that is embodied in the character of 
Osuri Katsuma, the Japanese captain who 
has been educated at West Point, will in its 
military pathos rival that of the "Knight 
without fear and without reproach," and his 
deeds of valor stand forth as strongly as any 
of Dumas' heroes, even more so, for the French 
novelist's gentlemen of the sword were su- 
preme egotists, while the champion of Dai- 
Nippon is as unsejfishly modest as he is 
gloriously undaunted. The characters of the 
oriental adventurer and his sister who con- 
ceals opium smuggling under missionary as- 
pirations are uniquely and strikingly original. 
Imogene's death at the hands of the super- 
stitious Nihonese boy who thinks she has deal- 
ings with the Kami will perhaps be thought 
deserved, though she had one woman's vir- 
tue, tihe one that all women have, she loved. 
But we will venture to say that when the 
woman raises the tangled flags of all nations 
that drape the body of the Japanese and cries-, 



"You all claim him; but he died for me and 
he is mine even his glory !" there will be 
few readers' eyes not dimmed with tears. 

The action of the book has a romantic, al- 
most poetic setting; for weird yet fairy-like 
beauty note "The Feast of Belshazzar," given 
at the Kiosk on the White Lotus Lake, with 
the entry of the sweating Coolie runner 
bringing news of the battle which can be 
heard rumbling and thumping seven miles 
away. 

As for comedy, read the attack of the poly- 
glot child who curses in four different lan- 
guages, the suitor who dares to kiss his "Hebe 
mutter" and you will laugh till your sides 
are sore. 

Altogether "Tangled- Flags" is a book well 
worthy to begin the literature of the new 
century. (The Home Publishing Company. 
$1.25 ; pap., 50 c ) 

Familiar Fish. 

EVERYBODY knows that fishing is a fasci- 
nating sport to the initiated, but with such a 
book at hand as "Familiar Fish," by Eugene 
McCarthy, even those who previously have not 
known the joys of the angler's art may speedi- 
ly enter with zest into the pastime of going 
a-fishing. The full title of the book describes 
the text exactly. It is : "Familiar Fish, Their 
Habits and Capture, a Practical Book on 
Fresh Water Game Fish." The short lesson 
in advance on the subject ought to be read 
by every user of a fish hook the country over. 
It is practical, shrewd, attractive, and con- 
tains a warning that ought to be heeded in 
all fishing haunts. The author very briefly 
puts the would-be fisherman in the way of 
learning quickly and pleasantly the "how," 
the "when," and the "where" of fishing. He 
refers to the game laws, and other matters of 
equal importance to anglers. He says : "Study 
the art a little and practice it much," and his 
whole book is written with this advice in 
view, giving only the most pertinent directions 
and descriptions, but including in them all 
essential directions for tackle and other out- 
fit, time of going and general behavior. The 
object of the book is to get men near nature 
and the chapters are planned to give a man 
intelligent interest in all that concerns fish, 
their habits and their haunts. It is beauti- 
fully illustrated and contains a pointed intro- 
duction by Dr. David Starr Jordan, president 
of Leland Stanford Junior University. (Ap- 
pleton. $1.50.) The Beacon. 



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[January, 1901 



Headings from Nero JJooks. 

Jimmy. 

I NEVER knew a man with such a marvellous 
ear. If he went to a comic opera he would 
come straight home and play all the lyrics 
without a false note. He played Chopin by 
ear; he used to sit for hours extemporizing 
the most weird, fantastic, tantalizing music. 
He ought to have ' made his fortune. In- 
stead of that, he went into consumption and 
died for want of proper food. 

Now and again some one sent him a pos- 
tal order. He never said who. He was a 
bit of a mystery. They were only small or- 
ders under a pound, as if they had been 
scraped by some woman out of the house- 
keeping money, or her dress allowance. But 
I never knew. The last one he had was for 
fifteen shillings. He was on his last legs. 
The steward of the inn, who was most for- 
bearingbecause it was Jimmy had sent a 
deprecating note in to say that he must dis- 
train if something, ever so little, was not 
paid on account of the year's rent. Mrs. 
Morey had left him at last. Even his top 
hat was rough. Yet what do you think he 
did? Went out and bought a bath sponge 
for fifteen and six, promising to leave the 
sixpence next time he was passing. 

I met him on the stairs and he displayed 
the sponge proudly. 

"Only fifteen and six ! Dirt cheap, isn't 
it? It would be unpardonable extravagance 
to let a chance like that slip, wouldn't it? 
And I wanted a bath sponge ; the one I've got 
isn't nearly big enough. Come up to my 
place. We'll put it in water. Just you 
watch how it swells !" 

You may say bluntly that he was a fool. 
Of course he was. But it is the fools and 
the failures who v/in our hearts. 

We went up to his rooms. He put the 
sponge to swell and sat down to the piano 
and forgot all about it. I should like to 
hear Jimmy play music-hall songs again; 
nothing was ever so charming. He knew 
them all. He used to sing the refrains in a 
thin, shrill voice, accompanying in his own 
wonderful way. Everything he touched be- 
came classic. i(Holt. $1.25.) From Dude- 
ney's "Men of Marlowe's." 



A Boston Salon. 

SAINT BERMUDA'S promised gathering of 
exalted spirits surpassed even his own per- 
sonality in unique entertainment. Many of 
Frances Thurlston's coterie were present, but 
the predominating element was representative 
of the Cambridge Conferences and the Theo- 
sophical cult. At one side of the room stood 
a young man whom at first I mistook for a 
mulatto. He was surrounded by women, up- 
on whom he cast rather weary glances out of 
large, innocent, bovine eyes. He spoke sel- 
dom; whether from lack of words or oppor- 
tunity, one could not say at a glance. 

"You have not met Swami !" exclaimed 
Saint Bermuda. "His is a grand soul. He 
is teaching us, in the words of my friend, 
Hamilton Mabie, that 'Culture's distinctive 



characteristic is not extent, but quality of 
knowledge; not range, but vitality of knowl- 
edge; not scope of activity, but depth of 
life. Swami is a grand soul !" 

"But who is Swami? And why do the 
women swarm so?" I persisted. 

"Boston bees about a Hindoo flower, suck- 
ing spiritual honey," interposed Bradley. 

"A Hindoo priest, you mean?" 

"Exactly; or idol, I should say, to look 
at the worshipping women," he replied with 
serious disdain. 

"How can they act so over any man?" 
sniffed Frances. 

"Ah! he is a grand soul, Miss Thurlston," 
replied Saint Bermuda. "Are you not in- 
spired in his presence, as his followers are. 
in the words of our great poet, Lowell, to 

" 'Be noble! and the nobleness that lies' 
In other men, sleeping, but never dead, 
Will rise in majesty to meet thine own'?" 

"I can't say that I am," replied Frances, 
with scorn. "He looks bored as the baby 
lion at the Zoo used to when the women 
patted him and tried to kiss him." 

"That is but Swami's bodily fatigue," ex- 
claimed a feminine Theosophist standing 
with us. "His eternal ego, his spiritual es- 
sence, grasps and holds the higher life ever 
before our more backward being. Nirvana 
stands as a mountain-top before his gaze. 
His spirit rises slowly toward that eminence 
under transitory forms and " 

"As my friend John Fiske says," inter- 
rupted Saint Bermuda, "when God revealed 
himself to his ancient prophet he came not 
in the earthquake nor the tempest, but in a 
voice that was still and small ; so that divine 
spark, the soul, as it takes up its abode in 
this realm of fleeting phenomena, choosesi " 
(L. C. Page & Co. $1.25.) From Allston's 
"Her Boston Experiences." 

My Tea-Kettle. 

THERE is inborn in most of us a tendency 
to invest inanimate objects with a person- 
ality and character of their own, and love 
or hate them accordingly. As for myself, 
the class of goods that have most power to 
stir my emotions are the metal objects that 
are to be found in an ironmonger's shop. 

It is three years now since I bought a ket- 
tle for anything but purposes of the strictest 
use. For 1 had a narrow escape of becom- 
ing a monomaniac on the subject, and deemed 
it prudent to suppress my kettle-buying pro- 
pensities. I was recovering from a serious 
illness when, in the early days of my conva- 
lescence, a friend brought me a present of a 
kettle. "I know you like kettles," she said, 
"and when I saw this this morning in a 
shop window I could not resist going in and 
buying it for you ;" and she produced from 
a piece of brown paper the most bewitching 
kettle I had ever seen. It was small and 
round and shapely, and very delicately enam- 
elled in white, with a fine blue line. But 
there was something about its expression that 
inspired love at first sight, and I promptly 
fell in love with it. I held out trembling 
hands -for it, like a child who sees within 



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reach a coveted toy; and for the next hour 
it sat beside me on the bed, dozing cosily in 
a little nest of the bedclothes, while I han- 
dled and fondled it, took the lid off, and put 
it on again, and every now and then picked 
it up to look at it from a different point of 
view. I had it filled with water and put on 
the fire to boil for tea, and lay watching it 
from my bed as it reposed on the embers, 
thinking how charming it looked. When the 
silence of the room was broken by its begin- 
ning to sing in a cooing, purring sort of voice, 
I was so moved that tears started to my 
eyes, and when it began jubilantly to bubble, 
I laughed from sympathy. Tea was made 
with it, and it seemed to me that no tea had 
ever tasted like it before. It had a subtle 
flavor that was perfectly unique. 

From the day it entered my room I posi- 
tively adored that kettle. Whether it cast 
a spell over me, or whether it arose from a 
disordered state of my imagination, I do not 
know. But nobody I have ever come across, 
either in or out of a sick room, could 3hed 
such a feeling of warm cosiness and comfort 
as that diminutive kettle when it sat cooing 
on the hob. I lay and watched it all day 
long. I counted the hours till I could ask 
nurse to fill it with water and set it to boil. 
I listened with suspended breath for its first 
little purr. If it was allowed to boil over 
without being lifted off at once I felt nearly 
frantic. I was in a fever of impatience, as 
soon as the tea was made, till it had been 
sent off to the kitchen to be cleaned, fearing 
that the black might sink in, if it was left 
too long; in an agony of suspense till it came 
back again, and perfectly miserable if it 
stayed away five minutes longer than usual. 
I used to comfort myself with the thought 
that I should clean it myself when I was 
well enough twice, three times, all day long 
if necessary, so that it need never leave my 
side. I grew more wrapped up in it every 
day. (Putnam. $1.50.) From Dew-Smith's 
"Diary of a Dreamer." 



English and American Patriotism. 

"WHAT comes next?" asked Rose, looking 
at the programme that she had tacked to the 
wall in the companionway. "Oh, 'God Save 
the Queen/ You must go and sing with the 
English while I round up the stray Ameri- 
cans on deck and have them in their places 
ior 'The Star-Spangled Banner.' There are 
a hundred and ninety-three of us and only 
sixteen of you, so go and sing your best." 

The band struck up "God Save the Queen," 
and the English people all over the audience 
by twos and threes rose to their feet and 
sang valiantly. Even scattered as they were 
they made a goodly volume of sound, and 
every word could be heard distinctly. 

"That was fine !" cried Rose to Sir Arthur, 
as she passed him a moment later. "I never 
heard the words to your hymn before. We 
always sing 'America' to it here." 



There was a moment of hesitation when 
the opening bars of "The Star- Spangled Ban- 
ner" rang out. One or two Americans 
sitarted to rise, and Shirley Hollenden 
shouted : 

"Everybody will please rise and sing 'The 
Star-Spangled Banner.' " 

That was all that was necessary. In a mo- 
ment some two hundred Americans were on 
their feet, and in a mighty burst of song the 
first line rang out : 

"Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light 
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last 
gleaming?" 

On the third line the singers palpably 
weakened. Men looked nervously at their 
wives, and mothers whispered to their chil- 
dren, "What's the next line?" 

On the fifth line there were only about 
twenty people singing the words. The 
others were singing "tum-ti-tum" and "la- 
la-la." The band played louder in order to 
cover up the singers' deficiency. 

On the seventh and eighth lines everybody 
remembered and sang at the top of their 
voices : 



The Americans saw defeat staring them in 
the face, and would have been glad to sit 
down at the end of the first stanza, but the 
band, without waiting for the orders, struck 
up the second, and only two voices re- 
sponded a beautiful tenor, Townsend's, and 
Rose's girlish soprano. Some of the others 
attempted to hum with them, but soon left 
off, and the two sang alone.' Rose's cheeks 
were burning, but she sang steadily, and 
Townsend seconded her bravely, although it 
was a trying ordeal. 

At the end of the second, most of the 
Americans drifted out of the doors nearest 
them. 

"Is that enough?" whispered Townsend. 

"No," she answered sharply, "I am going 
to sing it all the way through!" 

And she did, with Townsend's help. The 
English watched her with admiration, but 
when she finished there were not over half 
a dozen Americans left standing to support 
her. The others had either sat down or 
gone on deck. 

As she finished singing she turned and 
faced the half-empty room with blazing eyes. 
The English and foreigners had remained 
through courtesy and applauded generously. 
But the girl's whole face quivered with shame 
and anger. 

She walked down the aisle with her head 
held high. Townsend followed her, long- 
ing to say something to comfort her, but not 
daring. As she passed up the companion- 
way she glanced at the programme she had 
tacked up there and it read : 

" 'God Save the Queen,' sung by the 
English. 

"And God help 

"'The Star-Spangled Banner,' sung by the 
Americans." 

Some one had written in those three words. 
(Harper & Bros. $1.50.) From Bell's "The 
Expatriates." 



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[January, 1901 



1> ffidectft iWontfilj iEUfatefa of Current lUfcrature. 
EDITED BY A. ff. LEYPOLDT. 



JANUARY, 1901. 



NOTES ON SOME NOVELS OF 1900. 

IT seems the course of wisdom to say first 
of all, that the notes here gathered upon a 
few of the novels of tihe last year are pre- 
sented as frankly a personal selection. To 
those who have that ambition, is left the task 
of ruling upon "the best" novels of 1900 for 
in truth, that is a ruling that Time alone can 
make, and his decisions can seldom be pre- 
judged. "The best books" is a phrase beloved 
and familiar, but what it really means, within 
certain canons, is "the books that are the best 
to me." Did any one ever read any one of 
the perennial lists of the "ten best books for 
grandparents," or the "twenty-five best books 
for girls from sixteen to sixty years of age," 
without immediately disagreeing and making, 
mentally cr on paper, a substitute list? One 
doubts it ; and so, while the conviction remains 
that the books now placed in the front rank 
are among the best books and the most strik- 
ing books of the year just closed, we dis- 
claim any counsel of perfection and are will- 
ing that Ephraim should be joined to his idols, 
if he does not care for ours. 

Of the novels of the year past, in general, 
a word may be said. So far as statistics are 
concerned, the total number of novels pub- 
lished during the 'year is recorded for the 
United States as 1278, but of these only about 
600 are new books, the remainder being new 
editions or reprints in cheap series. Indeed 
the total number of new novels seems to have 
been somewhat less than the figures of the year 
preceding, though the year was notable as a 
year of great activity in bookselling, and of 
heavy "runs" upon special books. What has 
been especially apparent in reviewing the 
field of fiction as a whole has been the ab- 
sence of any dominating type and the very 
wide variety of conception, subject and treat- 
ment represented. On the whole, it certainly 
seems that the average of achievement is a 
good one, that the standards set are high, 
and that there is a sincerity and enthusiasm 
of spirit that is most hopeful. What one 
misses most is the element of humor. There 
is satire in plenty, especially satire of a 
diluted, literary, sort of quality; but sincere, 
spontaneous humor, that sets proportions 
right and rubs off the veneer of self-con- 



sciousness, is a rare thing nowadays. The 
English books show, on the whole, a riper art 
and a broader knowledge of life than do those 
of American writers, with one or two excep- 
tions; but there is a freshness and vitality 
about some of the new American novels that 
is entirely delightful. In the American nov- 
els also the tendency is marked to break away 
from conventional modes and strike out in- 
dependently into the freehold of fiction a 
good and encouraging sign, provided that 
with independence there can also be developed 
a riper and more perfect art of expression. 

There are two books that stand out in the 
front rank of the novels of 1900 Joseph Con- 
rad's "Lord Jim," and Maurice Hewlett's 
"Richard Yea and Nay." 

"Lord Jim" is a study of a man's soul, re- 
markable for its force and insight. The set- 
ting is the Far East, with its mingling of 
ideals and barbarism, trade and adventure. 
There is one central figure, that of the man 
whose defect of character wrecks his life. 
He is young, with ambitions and ideals, and 
with his fate to command. But there is the 
fatal flaw, the one black speck at the heart 
that cannot be eradicated, and when the time 
of test conies there is ignominious failure, 
never to be retrieved or forgotten. The story 
is told in an odd involved fashion a story 
within a story and sometimes again within 
another story; it is weakened by too much 
style, and by a prolonged playing about minor 
points; but as a whole it rises triumphant 
ever hindrances as a "human document" of 
great subtlety and power. 

Indeed most of the striking English books 
of the year possess this character of "human 
documents." That is what we have in Hew- 
lett's romance of Richard Cceur de Lion, to 
whom he applies the old Troubadour nick- 
name of "Richard Yea and Nay." There is 
no one who brings to the historical novel the 
equipment and temperament that Mr. Hew- 
lett brings to it, or can make of it the brilliant, 
throbbing reality that it becomes under his 
touch. He shows us men and women of a 
ruder age, when faith was a passion, and wills 
were uncontrolled, and self-consciousness an 
undeveloped art. Mr. Hewlett's Richard is 
a fierce figure, crafty and bold, keen of wit, 
relentless, variable; and with him is matched 
the figure of the Countess Jehane, whose love 
carries self-devotion into self-abasement], who 
is at once his inspiration, his guardian, and 
his ruin. In its facts, the romance is an his- 
torical chronicle of remarkable accuracy, but 
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power that give to these shadowy figures of 
the old tapestries the flame of life and pur- 
pose. 

Intensity of feeling, but of a different sort, 
breathes from the little volume of "An Eng- 
lishwoman's Love-Letters." These are full 
of delicacy and a most touching pathos; but 
they seem almost too poignantly intimate for 
all the world to gossip over. This book, next to 
its revelation of tenderness is marked by that 
air of refinement, of familiarity with the 
flower of social life, of art, and literature, 
that we find in "The Etchingham Letters" and 
in many of Mrs. Humphry Ward's books. 

"A human document," again, is what Bar- 
rie has given in his last novel "Tommy and 
Grlzel," a book that mingles strength and 
weakness, brilliancy and trivial sentimentality, 
in exasperating confusion. In "Sentimental 
Tommy" there was the foundation of this 
study of the artistic temperament, that Mr. 
Barrie now develops with what becomes 
almost a passion of contempt and pitying 
anger. Tommy is a "temperament," not a 
character; what we call the temperament of 
the artist, colored by the emotion of the 'mo- 
ment, investing each impulse and each defect 
with a rosy glow of self-deception, but yet 
(and here the tragedy) too keen not to pierce 
through that self-deception and know the 
shallows of his own soul. One cannot but 
feel deeply the truth and insight of the con- 
ception, and gasp now and then as in some 
subtle scene the veil is torn from one's own 
inner self for there are few of us that have 
not a touch of Tommy in our hearts but the 
book is marred by an excessive sentimental- 
ity and an exaggeration of tone that becomes 
tiresome; while the end is a savage breaking 
loose of satire and scathing irony, that turns 
the whole structure to ruthless grotesque. 

Temperament once more is the keynote of 
Mrs. Ward's novel "Eleanor." In its main 
lines it is a story of a woman's love, turned 
into fierce jealousy, and conquered by no- 
bility of soul. With this, there is a study of 
another woman, younger, simpler, and of 
stronger fibre ; and the setting is Italy, painted 
with softness of tint that is nevertheless clear 
and satisfying. There is a man of course, 
but he counts for very little, and is not firm- 
ly drawn. The interest of the story centers 
in its study of two women, both good and 
striving to be better, and one racked by bodily 
weakness and torn by bitter passions. 

In the first rank of the American novels of 

. the year there must be place, need one say, 

for Mary Johnston's charming romance "To 



Have and To Hold." We may smile, if we 
will, at the stormy ways through which the 
path of true love winds in these vivid pages; 
but there is a fine buoyancy, a free poetic 
spirit, about the book that must soften and 
delight the most dyspeptic critic. Never was 
a fair heroine so beset with troubles, and cer- 
tainly never did a devoted lover earn so hard- 
ly his right to carry out the promise of the 
title. But she is always fair and stately^ and 
he is never daunted; and if there be a gen- 
erous portion of melodrama to the story, 
it is nevertheless brilliant, fresh and vigorous, 
with a real touch of power, and a youthful 
and gracious charm. 

These same pleasant qualities stand out in 
another capital story Booth Tarkington's 
"Gentleman from Indiana," one of the best 
American novels of the day. It is keen and 
clever, intensely interesting, with a ready play 
of humor. The story of the young fellow 
stranded in the forlorn Hoosier town, build- 
ing from his little country newspaper a step- 
ping-stone to success and political power, has 
been proved fact in most of the States of the 
Union ; the dramatic scenes of the White Cap 
plottings are grimly possible enough; and 
though one must draw the line at the amaz- 
ing feats of feminine journalism performed 
by the heroine, still one may smile in toler- 
ance of them and be thankful for freshness 
and youthful spirit of it all. 

It is impossible to linger over other books 
that one would gladly note. There are many 
that have originality, force, or charm, and each 
reader may choose them for himself. Among 
them are Mrs. F. A. Steel's novel of life in 
India, "The Hosts of the Lord," full of the 
color and spirit of the native world, and 
marked by dramatic power; Tolstoi's "Res- 
urrection," in its authorized English transla- 
tion; Eden Philpott's "Sons of the Morning," 
lighted by abundant humor, and excellent in 
character drawing; Judge Robert Grant's 
"Unleavened Bread," which possesses perma- 
nent qualities of analysis and observation, 
containing a representative of a familiar type 
the "new" woman; Henry Harland's bril- 
liant romance "The Cardinal's Snuff -B ox" ; 
Zangwill's political novel "The Mantle of Eli- 
jah"; Stockton's "Bicycle of Cathay"; and 
Ellen Glasgow's excellent story of Southern 
life, "The Voice of the People." 

Few corners of the world are left untouched 
by the novelist of to-day, and there are few 
phases of life and thought and experience 
that do not find their record in the fiction of 
the year gone by. H. E. H. 



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ART, MUSIC, DRAMA. 

ATWOOD'S pictures; an artist's history of the 
last ten years of the nineteenth century. 
Life Publishing Co. il. sq. 8, $3. 

CUST, LIONEL. Anthony Van Dyck: an his- 
torical study of his life and works. Mac- 
millan. il. pi. 8, $35. 

HARTMAN, SADAKICHI. Shakespeare in art. 

L. C. Page & Co. il. por. 12, (Art lovers' 

ser.) $2; y 4 mor., $5. 

Contents: Francis Wilson; James T. Pow- 
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the historical dramas; The painters of the 
comedies ; The painters of the tragedies ; 
Shakespeare in sculpture; Portraits of actors 
in Shakesperean parts. Bibliography (4 p.). 
Index. Illustrated with thirty-two reproduc- 
tions of celebrated paintings. 

MARY MANNERING as Janice Meredith. R. 
H. Russell, unp. pors. 8, pap., 25 c. 

MAUDE ADAMS in L'Aiglon: a drama in 
five acts by Edmond Rostand; adapted into 
English by L. N. Parker; a pictorial sou- 
venir with the authorization of C. Froh- 
man. R. H. Russell. 13 il. por. 8, pap., 
25 c. 

NICHOLSON, W., (if) Characters of ro- 
mance: 16 col. prints of characters from 
famous fiction. R. H. Russell. $10. 

STONE, AMELIA B. Development of paint- 
ing in the i6th century; il. by Walter Sat- 
terlee. Bonnell, Silver & Co. 12, $2. 

STRANG, LEWIS C. Celebrated comedians of 

light opera and musical comedy in America. 

L. C. Page & Co. por. 16, $1.50; 24 mor., 

$3-50. 

Contents: Francis Wilson; James T. Pow- 
ers ; Walter Jones ; De Wolf Hopper ; Richard 
Golden; Dutch comedy and its delineators; 
Thomas Q. Seabrooke; Frank Daniels; Je- 
rome Sykes; Dan Daly; Henry Clay Barna- 
bee; Henry E. Dixey; Otis Harlan; Richard 
Carle; Digby Bell; Jefferson De Angelis; 
Peter Daley; Light comedy in opera and its 
exponents. 

STRANG, LEWIS C. Prima donnas and sou- 
brettes of light opera and musical comedy 
in America. L. C. Page & Co. il. pors. 
12, $1.50; 24 mor., $3.50. 
Contents Alice Nielson; Virginia Earle; 
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man; Fay Templeton ; Madge Lessing; Jes- 
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Paula Edwardes; Lulu Glaser; Minnie Ash- 
ley; Edna May; Marie Celeste; Christie 
MacDonald; Marie Dressier; Delia Fox; 
Camille. 

BIOGRAPHY, CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. 

ALLEN, ALEXANDER V. G. Life and letters of 
Phillips Brooks. Dutton. 2 v., net, $7.50. 

BROWN, W. GARROTT. Andrew Jackson. 



Houghton, MifHin & Co. por. 16, (River- 
side biographical ser., no. i.) 75 c. 
This series will consist of compact studies, 
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Jackson, by W. G. Brown; James B. Eads, 
by Louis How; and Benjamin Franklin, by 
P. E. More. 

CONNELLEY, W. ELSEY. John Brown. Crane 
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The latest biography of John Brown. 
ELLIOTT, SARAH BARNWELL. Sam Houston. 
Small, Maynard & Co. por. (Beacon biog- 
raphies.) 75 c. 
Bibliography (4 p.). 

HOVEY, CARL. Stonewall Jackson. Small, 
Maynard & Co. por. 16, (Beacon biogra- 
phies.) 75 c. 
Bibliography (3 p.). 

How, L. James Buchanan Eads. Hough- 
ton, Miffiin & Co. por. 16, (Riverside bi- 
ographical ser.) 75 c. 

An American engineer, born at Lawrence- 
burg, Ind., May 23, 1820, died at Nassau, 
Bahama Islands, March 8, 1887. He designed 
and constructed a number of United States 
ironclads and mortarboats for use on the 
Mississippi River during the Civil War; also 
was employed by Congress in deepening and 
rendering permanent the channel of the Mis- 
sissippi by means of jetties. 

HUXLEY, LEONARD, Life and letters of 
Thomas Henry Huxley, by his son. Apple- 
ton. 2 v., pors. 8, $5. 

LINCOLN. ABRAHAM. Abraham Lincoln; his 
book. ' McClure, Phillips & Co. 16, leath., 

POND, JAMES BURTON. Eccentricities of 
genius : memories of famous men and wom- 
en of the platform and stage. G. W. Dil- 
lingham Co. pors. 8, $3.50. 
For half a century Major Pond has pro- 
vided lectures and entertainments through- 
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pulpit orators, women lecturers and singers, 
humorists, explorers, travellers and war cor- 
respondents, actors and dramatic critics, lit- 
erary lecturers, etc. 

ROLAND DE LA PLATIERE, MANON JEANNE 
PHILIPON. Private memoirs; ed. with an 
introd. by E. Gilpin Johnson. A. C. Mc- 
Clurg & Co. 12, $1.50. 
The translation which is reprinted in this 
volume in a revised form and after compari- 
son, was made from Bosc's original edition 
of the memoirs, and was published in Lon- 
don in 1795, within two years after Madame 
Roland's death by the guillotine on Novem- 
ber 8, 1793. "The private memoirs of Mad- 
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which, though widely quoted in historical lit- 
erature, has not for many years been procura- 
ble in an English version. 
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. Oliver Cromwell. 
Scribner. por. il. 8, $2. 

STODDARD, W. OSBORN. Lincoln at work; 
sketches from life; il. by S. Gallagher. 
United Society of Christian Endeavor, il. 
pi. por. 12, $i. 

STORY of Dr. Pusey's life, by the author of 
"Charles Lowder." Longmans, Green & 
Co. por. 12, $2.50. 

This life is not an abridgment of Dr. Lid- 
don's work, but an entirely independent 
memoir, written at the earnest request of 
Dr. Pusey's daughter, who desired that such 
a memoir should be published chiefly for the 
many who have not time to study the four- 
volume life, or means to possess _ themselves 
of it. All family letters belonging to her, 
as well as those on public matters, have been 
placed at the disposal of the writer of this 
memoir, which has been written from original 
documents, and deals more especially with 
the personal history and character of Dr. 
Pusey. 

VANCE, ARTHUR T. The real David Harum : 
the wise ways and droll sayings of one 
"Dave" Hannuin of Homer, N. Y., the orig- 
inal of the hero of Mr. Westcott's popu- 
lar book; how he made and lost a fortune; 
his many deeds of charity, amusing anec- 
dotes about him. Baker & Taylor Co. 
il/por. 12, 75 c. 

DESCRIPTION, GEOGRAPHY, TRAVEL, ETC. 

BALL, EUSTACE A. REYNOLDS. Paris in its 

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8, $5 ; hf. ley., $10. 

No exhaustive treatment of any of the 
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Public parks and gardens ; Churches ; Boule- 
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Dramatic and musical Paris ; Social Paris, 
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BALL, J. DYER. Things Chinese: being notes 

on various subjects connected with China. 

3d rev. enl. ed. Scribner, [imported.] 8, 

net, $5. 

BATES, KATHARINE LEE. Spanish highways 
and byways; il. with eng. from photo- 
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A record of impressions in Spain. Con- 
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drid; The funeral of Castelar; Choral games 
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In old Castile. 

CALLOW, E. Old London taverns. Bren- 
tano's. il. 12, $2. 

CARPENTER, FRANK G. South America, social, 
industrial, and political : a twenty-five-thou- 
sand-mile journey in search of information 
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the equator, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, 
Bolivia, Chile, Tierra del Fuego, the Falk- 
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Orinoco Basin. Saalfield Publishing Co. 
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The outcome of a journalistic expedition to 
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bilities of the various countries, and inciden- 
tally points out the chances for the investment 
of American capital and the increase of Amer- 
ican trade. 

DODD, Mrs. ANNA BOWMAN. Falaise, the 
town of the conqueror. Little, Brown & 
Co. il. 8, $2. 

EARLE, Mrs. ALICE MORSE. Stage-coach and 
tavern days. Macmillan. il. 8, $2.50. 

JAMES, G. WHARTON. In and around the 
Grand Canyon : the Grand Canyon of the 
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& Co. 8, $3. 

The work is the outcome of ten years' 
visits during which the author has explored 
the wild trails of the Canyon and has gath- 
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ural wonder. The legends of the Indians are 
a distinct contribution to American folk-lore. 
The illustrations are from photographs taken 
on the spot. There are 30 full-page plates 
and 70 text illustrations. Bibliography of the 
Grand Canyon region, and an exhaustive re- 
port on its geology. 

JOHNSON, CLIFTON. Along French by-ways; 

il. by the author. Macmillan. 12, $2.25. 

Fourteen descriptive sketches made by the 
author of "Among English hedgerows." 
Some of the studies were first published in 
The New England Magazine, The Outlook, 
The Puritan, and other periodicals. The ti- 
tles are: First impressions; The field of the 
cloth of gold; Life in the country; The edge 
of a forest; Child life; French thrift; The 
village of Jean Frangois Millet; The house of 
Joan of Arc; On the borders of Savoy; An 
Alpine valley; The Rhone and the South; A 
town of modern miracles; A hunt for a bat- 
tle field : Along the west coast. 

MACDONALD, J. F. Paris of the Parisians. 
Lippincott. 12, $1.50. 

PARSONS, W. BARCLAY. An American engi- 
neer in China. McClure, Phillips & Co. 
map, 12, $1.50. 
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under retainer of an American syndicate to 
examine, survey, and report on an extensive 
railway enterprise, and the duties connected 
with his professional work placed him in an 
exceptional position to study and observe this 
interesting country and its people from quite 
a different point of view from that taken by 
other writers. The journey was chiefly 
through Hu-nau, a little-known province of 
China. He gives his impressions of the peo 
pie and the country from the standpoint of 
industrial development as it exists at present 
and along the lines it is likely to follow in the 
future. 

S., D. W. European settlements in the far 
east: China, Japan, Corea, Indo-China, 
Straits settlements, Malay states, Siam, 
Netherlands, India, Borneo, the Philip- 
pines, Eastern Siberia, etc. Scribner, [im- 
ported.] il. maps, 12, $2.50. 

SHELTON, JANE DE FOREST. The salt-box 
house: eighteenth century life in a New 
England hill town. Baker & Taylor Co. 
il. 12, $1.50. 

The house described was in that part of the 
old town of Stratford, Conn., which was 
formerly called Ripton, now Huntington. 
The book shows the manner of life among 
persons of the better class in the country dis- 
tricts of New England. While including the 
well-worn records of spinning-bees, huskings, 
apple-parings, etc., the author has shown 
many less known phases and numerous odd 
customs of country living at that period, pre- 
senting a realistic picture of i8th century life. 

WILSON, RUFUS ROCKWELL. Rambles in Co- 
lonial byways; il. from drawings by W. 
Lincoln Hudson. Lippincott. 2 v., 12, $3. 
V. i, Contents: Two Atlantic islands ; Some 
Colonial nooks; Rambles in old New York; 
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friends; Penn's manor and beyond; God's 
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Three groups of German mystics; Through 
Washington's country; Yorktown and her 
neighbors. 

ZWEMER, Rev. S. M. Arabia, the cradle of 
Islam : studies in the geography, people, and 
politics of the Peninsular with an account of 
Islam and mission-work. Revell. il. maps, 
diagrams, 8, $2. 

DOMESTIC AND SOCIAL. 

GAVTT, HELEN E. The etiquette of corre- 
spondence. A. Wessels. 12, $1.25. 
Illustrations and suggestions as to the 
proper form in present usage of social, club, 
diplomatic, military, and business letters, with 
information on heraldic devices, monograms, 
and engraved addresses. 
KNOLLYS, BEATRICE. The gentle art of good 
talking. M. F. Mansfield, nar. 12, 75 c. 
Contents: Speech; The influence of the 
tongue; The public speaker; The conversa- 
tionalist; Faults to omit and commit in con- 
versation; Objectionable conversationalists; 
Errors of speech (with correct pronunciation 
of difficult proper names) ; Society slang, ex- 



pressions, etc. ; The etiquette of speech ; How 
men should talk to women ; How women 
should talk to men; The last word. 
LAIRD & Lee's diary and time saver, 1901. 

Laird & Lee. maps, nar. 24, leath., 25 c. 

Contains in addition to the diary proper 
and blank pages for accounts and memoran- 
da, the latest events of the year 1900, up to 
and including the Chinese complications. 
Among the other timely topics treated are the 
South African war and the geography of the 
contested territories; antidotes for poisons; 
first help in case of accidents ; massacres fam- 
ous in history; home and foreign postal and 
telegraphic rates; interest laws and statutes 
of limitations; tables of interest; comparative 
thermometer scales ; woman's chances of mar- 
rying; tables of longitudes. 
MASTERS, ELLEN T. The book of stitches. 

M. F. Mansfield, nar. 12, 75 c. 

Contents: On stitches in general; Outline 
stitches; Close fillings; Open fillings; Back- 
ground stitches; Ribbon stitches; Knotted 
stitches : Buttonhole stitch and its varieties. 
STETSON, Mrs. CHARLOTTE PERKINS, [now 

Mrs. Gilman.] Concerning children. Small, 

Maynard & Co. 12, $1.25. 

Fifteen essays: The precious ten; The ef- 
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together ; The burnt child dreads the slipper ; 
Teachable ethics; A place for children; Un- 
conscious schooling; Presumptuous age; The 
respect due to youth ; Too much considera- 
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maid ; Children and servants ; Mothers, nat- 
ural and unnatural ; Social parentage. 
TSAO, Lady . Chinese book of etiquette and 

conduct for women and girls entitled "In- 
struction for Chinese women and girls;" 

from the Chinese, by Mrs. S. L. Baldwin. 

Eaton & Mains, unp. il. sq. 12, 75 c. 
WOMAN'S home library of useful books. 

Macmillan. 4 v., 16, $4. 

Contents: v. i, How women may earn a 
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by Mary Cadwalader Jones; v. 4, Home 
nursing, by Eveleen Harrison. 

FICTION. 

ALBEE, HELEN R. Mountain playmates. 
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 12, $1.50. 

ALLEN, GRANT. Linnet: a romance. New 
Amsterdam Book Co. por. 12, $1.50. 

BOOTHBY, GUY. My Indian queen: being a 
record of the adventures of Sir Charles 
Verrinder, Baronet, in the East Indies. 
Appleton. 12, (Appleton's town and 
country lib., no. 294. "> $i ; pap., 50 c. 
BRAMAP. ERNEST. The wallet of Kai Lung. 
L. C. Page & Co. 12, $1.50. 
Chinese stories entitled : The transmutation 
of Ling ; The story of Yung Chang ; The pro- 
bation of Sen King; The experiment of the 
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of Yat Huane; The ill-regulated destiny of 

Kin Yen, the picture maker. 

BROUGHTON, RHODA. Foes in law. Macmil- 

lan. 12, $1.50. 
CORELLI, MARIE. Angel's wickedness : a true 

story. Walter R. Beers. 16, bds., 75 c. 

A little story of the London poor. Angel 
Middleton makes the declaration in Bible- 
class one Sunday afternoon that she "hates 
God" and gives her reason for it in a dra- 
matic way and is turned out of Sunday- 
school. The way in which she is brought to 
"love" God is through a painful experience. 
FIELD, EUGENE. How one friar met the devil 

and two pursued him. F. M. Morris. 16, 

bds., net, $i. [Ed. of 300 copies only.] 

A quaint story telling how the devil 
tempted two friars with a rare book. The lit- 
tle book is printed in black letter on one side 
only of rough-edged linen paper, with initials 
in red at the chapter openings. 
FOULKE, W. DUDLEY. Maya: a story of Yu- 
catan. Putnam, il. 12, $1.25. 

Maya was a Princess who is supposed to 
have lived in Yucatan during the Spanish in- 
vasion, 1512. Her story as told is one of love 
and adventure. The author, who has trav- 
elled extensively in Yucatan, describes the 
abodes and customs of the wonderful people 
whose ruined cities are to-day monuments of 
aboriginal art. 

FOWLER, ELLEN THORNEYCROFT. Cupid's gar- 
den. Appleton. il. 12, $1.50. 

Short stories by the author of "Concerning 
Isabel Carnaby." Contents: An old wife's 
tale ; Scattered leaves ; The hand of Priscilla 
Hawthorne; Miss Belinda's love-letters; A 
lost pleiad; A little learning; The scales of 
injustice; The man that married Mary; A 
merry heart ; The success of failure ; A wrong 
altar; My matrimonial agency; Wanted, a 
wife; A poet at play. 
HOWELLS, W. DEAN. Howells story book; 

ed. by Mary E. Burt and Mildred Howells ; 

il. by Mildred Howells. Scribner. por. il. 

12, (Scribner's ser. of school reading.) 

net, 60 c. 

Three fairy tales and extracts from How- 
ells' longer works, with "The story of the 
author's life." 
JOKAI, MAURUS. The day of wrath. Mc- 

Clure, Phillips & Co. 12, $1.25. 

This novel is a bitter satire on the abuses 
and anomalies due to the semi-feudal con- 
ditions of Hungary for centuries before the 
land was finally conquered by Austria with 
Russian help. Its vividly terrible episodes 
appal and fascinate. The descriptions of the 
plague-stricken land, and the burning of the 
headsmans are side by side with poetic and 
romantic pictures. Gentleness and heroism 
are triumphant. The time is 1848-49. 
MAC!LWAINE, HERBERT C. Fate the fiddler. 

Lippincott. 12, $1.50. 

A novel of Australian life. 
MASON, CAROLINE ATWATER. A woman of 

yesterday. Doubleday, Page & Co. 12, 

$1.50. 
MAXWELL Mrs. [Mary Eliz. Braddon.] The 

infidel : a romance. Harper. 12, $1.50. 

William Thornton and his daughter An- 



tonia pursued the profession of letters in Lon- 
don when George the Second was King. 
They wrote plays and essays, made transla- 
tions and furnished smart paragraphs for the 
society journals. Antonia had been brought 
up like a boy, early fed upon Voltaire and 
taught to discredit all creeds. With all her 
lack of faith she is a beautiful character, with 
high ideals of right. She is shown under a 
strong temptation, from which she escapes 
untouched. The time is the dawn of Meth- 
odism in England, Wesley and his followers 
being strong elements in the story. 

MIKSZATH, KALMAN. St. Peter's umbrella: 
a novel ; from the Hungarian, by B. W. 
Worswick ; introd. by R. Nisbet Bain. Har- 
per, il. 12, $1.50. 

MORRISON, ARTHUR. Cunning Murrell. 
Doubleday, Page & Co. 12, buckram, 
$1.50. 

The author of "Tales of mean streets" for- 
sakes the London slums for the little village 
of Hadleigh forty years ago. At that time 
it was a country in the middle of the cen- 
tury where people were still apt to be "swum 
for witchcraft," and smuggling French brandy 
was the most lucrative occupation that of- 
fered. Cunning Murrell, wise man and witch- 
finder, is the chief figure in a story of by- 
gone beliefs that now seem mediaeval almost. 

NEWCOMB, SIMON. His wisdom the defend- 
er: a story. Harper, il. 12, $1.50. 
This is the first fiction of the famous as- 
tronomer. It is the novel of the air-ship. 

RAYNER, EMMA. Visiting the sin: a tale of 

the Kentucky and Tennessee Mountains. 

Small, Maynard & Co. 12, $1.50. 
READ, OPIE P., ["Arkansaw traveller," 

pseud.} In the Alamo. Rand, McNally 

& Co. il. 12, $1.25. 

A story of Texas before and after its an- 
nexation; the battle of the Alamo plays a 
part in the novel. 

SHAW, G. BERNARD. Love among the ar- 
tists. H. S. Stone & Co. 12, $1.50. 
SHIEL, MATTHEW PHIPPS. The man stealers : 
an incident in the life of the Iron Duke. 
Lippincott. 12, (Lippincott's select nov- 
els, no. 233.) $i; pap., 50 c. 
The man stealers were bent upon kidnap- 
ping the Duke of Wellington to hold him as 
hostage for the safety and release of Bona- 
parte, who had been trapped by the English 
and sent to St. Helena. An exciting tale is 
made of this conspiracy which is an ingeni- 
ous tampering with history. 

SMITH, ALICE DEW. The diary of a dreamer. 
Putnam. 12, $1.50. 

Presents an attractive treatment of the 
every-day life of the married woman of to- 
day. 

STANNARD, Mrs. HENRIETTA ELIZA VAUGHAN, 
["John Strange Winter," pseud.} The 
Binks family: the story of a social revo- 
lution. G. W. Dillingham Co. il. 12, 
$1.50. 

Mr. Binks was a rich dairyman and he and 
his wife were characters. Their daughter 
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origin. His father-in-law was satisfied, but 
his sister-in-law was not, and the efforts of 
the wife to give her husband a standing in 
the family lead to surprising results. The 
conversations show the old skill of the au- 
thor of "Booties' baby." 

SWIFT, B., [pseud, for W. R. Paterson.] 
Nude souls: a novel. H. S. Stone & Co. 
12, $1.50. 

The author lays bare, the innermost recesses 
of his characters' souls; he starts out by 
warning the readers "to expect no romantic 
nonsense, but a most tragic business." He 
is true to his work, the story being a painful 
one of vice and wrong doing. The scene is 
laid in a small English village. 

WEST, B. B. Edmund Fulleston; or, the 

family evil genius. Longmans, Green & 

Co: 12, $2. 

A novel, having its scene in an English 
cathedral town. It chronicles the doings of 
two prominent families, and is chiefly a char- 
acter study. 
ZANGWILL, ISRAEL. The mantle of Elijah: a 

novel; il. by Louis Loeb. Harper, il. 12, 

$1.50. 

HISTORY. 

BARRETT, C. RAYMOND. Short story writing: 
a practical treatise on the art of the short 
story. Baker & Taylor Co. 12, $i. 
Based upon deductions made by the author 
in the course of work as student, writer and 
critic of short stories. Specially brings out 
rhe requirements of contemporary editors. 
Principles laid down are illustrated by ex- 
tracts from actual short stories, both good and 
bad. Author acknowledges obligations to a 
course in The art of short story conducted 
at the University of Chicago in 1896 by Dr. 
E. H. Lewis. 

BLOK, PETRUS JOHANNES. History of the peo- 
ple of the Netherlands, pt. 3, The war 
with Spain, the prologue, 1559-1568; the 
revolt, 1568-1609; the truce, 1609-1621; tr. 
by Ruth Putnam. Putnam. 8, $2.50. 
Proceeding with the story of "The people 
of the Netherlands," says the translator, Prof. 
Blok devotes vs. 3 and 4 to an account of 
the eighty years' war. His narrative covers 
the history of the revolt against Spain, 1568, 
to the treaty of Munster, 1648. The years 
1 55Q- 1 568, he treats as forming the prologue 
of the struggle to independence. According 
to Prof. Blok's plan this material was to be 
included in one volume of the English ver- 
sion, in which the greater weight is given to 
social and economic conditions than to the 
political affairs of the people, but the subject 
demanded closer study and more detail ; 
therefore part 3 now comprises v. 3 and half 
of v. 4 of the original from 1559 to the end 
of the Truce, 1621. 

BOOTH, W. STONE, comp. Notes for the 
guidance of authors. Macmillan. 16, 
pap., net, 25 c. 

CLINTON, H. R. Wellington's famous battles 
in the Peninsula, France and Belgium. F. 
Warne & Co. il. maps, 8, $1.50. 

DE Roo, P. History of America before Co- 
lumbus : according to documents and ap- 



proved authors. In 2 v. v. i, American 

Aborigines ; v. 2, European immigrants. 

Lippincott. maps, 8, net, $6. 

Author is member of the U. S. Catholic 
Historical Society. While searching the Vat- 
ican secret archives for facts in the history 
of Alexander vi. he chanced upon records 
leading him to conclude that there must have 
been missionary settlers in America long be- 
fore Columbus. This clue he has followed 
with persistency. The trend of his work is 
religious, but he has been just to the social, 
civil and political interests of the aborigines 
and of the European emigrants. Archives and 
manuscripts consulted (2 p.) ; printed litera- 
ture consulted .(23 p.) ; authors quoted (10 
p.) ; elaborate chapter headings take place of 
index. 

EGGLESTON, E. The transit of civilization 
from England to America in the seven- 
teenth century. Appleton. 8, $1.50. 

FISKE, J. Old Virginia and her neighbors. 
[New il. ed.] Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 2 
v., pors. maps, facsims. 8, $8; hf. cf., or 
hf. polished mor., $12.50; Large-pap, ed., 
2 v., net, $16. 

A new edition illustrated in the same man- 
ner as "The beginnings of New England," 
"The American Revolution," and "The criti- 
cal period of American history." 

GREATER America, the latest acquired insular 
possessions. Perry Mason Co. il. 12, 
50 c. 

Descriptive and historical accounts of the 
lately annexed islands, Porto Rico, the Phil- 
ippines, Hawaii, Tutuila and Guam. 

HOLLIS, IRA N. The frigate Constitution; 

the central figure of the navy under sail.. 

Houghton, Mifflin & Co. il. 12, $1.50. 

Gives the history of the old United States 
frigate Constitution, often called "old Iron- 
sides," the best-known vessel of the wooden 
era, and the leading figure of the navy in its 
earlier period. 

KILLIKELLY, SARAH H. Curious questions in 
history, literature, art, and social life; de- 
signed as a manual of general information. 
In 3 v. v. 3. D. McKay, il. 8, $2. 
Two hundred and fifty-five questions in 
various departments of literature and art are 
here answered in full quite an article being 
given on each. The author acknowledges her 
indebtedness to many writers. Full index. 

MARTIN, W. ALEX. PARSONS, D.D. The siege 
in Peking: China against the world; by an 
eyewitness. Revell. il. 12, $i. 
A vivid description of the siege of Peking 
and the siege of the legation during the re- 
cent Chinese "boxers" troubles. The story 
is told in eight chapters entitled: The eight 
banners of the allies and the eight of the 
Manchus; The emperor and the reform 
party ; The Empress Dowager and her clique ; 
The boxers and their allies; Siege of the le- 
gations in Peking; Additional incidents of 
the siege; Rescue and retribution; Recon- 
struction. Dr. Martin has been a resident of 
China for fifty years, first as a Presbyterian 
missionary, and more recently as president of 
the Imperial College at Peking. 



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RAMBAUD, ALFRED. Expansion of Russia: 
problems of the East and problems of the 
far East. International Monthly. 12, $i. 
Alfred Rambaud, who writes this essay, 
wrote a "History of Russia," which was 
crowned by the French Academy. This es- 
say tells of the growth of Russia, her con- 
quests and aims, giving the reader a com- 
prehensive and authoritative view of Russia. 



ABBOTT/ LYMAN, D.D., ed. Hints for home 
reading; a series of papers on books and 
their use. by C. Dudley Warner, Hamilton 
Wright Mabie, E. Everett Hale, and oth- 
ers; ed. with introd. by Lymari Abbott, to 
which is added a Book buyer's guide. Also 
a Book record. C. L. Bowman. 16, flex, 
cl., $1.25. 

A series of papers on books and their use 
by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright 
Mabie, Edward Everett Hale, Lyman Abbott, 
Joseph Cook, Fred B. Perkins, M. F. Sweet- 
ser and others. The guide is a selection of 
3000 books carefully chosen by experts from 
the A. L. A. Model library, from the Warner 
library of the world's best literature, etc. 
The book record is blank in which may be 
recorded the data, comments, etc., of one's 
favorite books. 

ADDISON, DAN. DULANY. The clergy in 
American life and letters. Macmillan. 12, 
(National studies in American letters ser., 
no. i.) 12, $1.25. 

The object is to present the literary work 
of the American clergy in its twofold aspect 
as the expression of religious life and na- 
tional thought. This is done through sketch- 
es of some of our typical clergymen as 
Dwight, Channing, Parker. Bushnell, Beecher, 
and Phillips Brooks, and chapters on "the 
clergy in American life," "early writers and 
historians," "poetry and romance," and "de- 
nominational literature." 
AMERICAN catalogue, 1895-1900. Autor-and- 
title alphabet. In 2 pts. Office of the Pub- 
lishers' Weekly, folio (for complete work.) 
sheets, $10; hf. mor., $12.50. 
ASHLEY, W. JAMES. Surveys historic and 
economic. Longmans, Green & Co. 12, 
$3- 

Forty-five essays and reviews. 
BALZAC, HONORE DE. Honore de Balzac; 
completely translated. Ed. definitive. 53 
v. G. Barrie & Son. subs. .(Apply to 
publishers for price.) 

BROWNING, ROB. Complete works, 'in 12 v., 
v. 10-12 ; ed. by Charlotte Porter and Helen 
A. Clarke. Arno ed. T. Y. Crowell & 
Co. 12, subs., per set, $30; levant, per set, 
$60. 

BROWNING. ROB. and Mrs. ELIZ. BARRETT. 
Beautiful thoughts from Robert and Eliza- 
beth Browning; arr. by Marg. Shipp. Ja. 
Pott & Co. 16, 75 c. 

CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. Complete works; in- 
trod. by T. R. Lounsbury. T. Y. Crowell 
& Co. il. por. facsimiles, 8, per set, $4. 
The text printed is that which Professor 
Skeat has approved. The introduction, which 
is a full and complete relation of all that is 



known of Chaucer's life, and an elaborate 
exposition of the influence of his literary 
work, as well as a study of his style and lan- 
guage, is from the pen of one of the most 
distinguished Chaucer students in modern 
times. Has a full and carefully edited glos- 
sary of such words as are obsolete or are 
used in an archaic sense. 

DRAKE, S. ADAMS. Myths and fables of to- 
day; il. by Frank T. "Merrill. Lee & Shep- 
ard. 12, $1.50. 

Traces to their origin many of the sayings 
and doings that occur in our daily lives. 
Chapters on: The folk-lore of childhood; 
Weather-lore signs of all sorts; Charms to 
good luck; Charms against disease; Fate in 
jewels, love and marriage ; Evil omens, haunt- 
ed houses ; Persons and places ; Presenti- 
ments; The divining rod; Fortune telling; 
Astrology, palmistry, etc. 

DRESSER. HORATIO WILLIS. Education and 
the philosophical ideal. Putnam. 12, 
$1.25. 

ENGLISHWOMAN'S (an) love-letters. Dou- 
bleday, Page & Co. 12, net, $1.50. 

FIELD, EUGENE. Sharps and flats collated by 
Slason Thompson. Scribner. 2 v., 12, 
$2.50. 

Some of Mr. Field's best work in prose 
and poetry was contributed to the Chicago 
Daily News, now the Chicago Record, in a 
daily column which he filled with wise and 
witty thought under the heading at first of 
"Sharps and Flats," and later "Current Gos- 
sip." These two volumes are culled from 
these and are both poems and prose articles. 
GREAT essays by Montaigne, Sidney, Milton, 
Cowley. Disraeli, Lamb, Irving, Lowell, 
Jefferies, and others; with biographical 
notes and a critical introd. by Helen K. 
Johnson. Aldine ed. Appleton. por. 
facsim. 8, (World's great books.) subs., $3. 
GREAT plays (English) by Marlowe, Jonson, 
Fletcher, Sheridan, Payne, and Browning; 
with biographical notes and a critical in- 
trod. by J. O'Connor. Aldine ed. Apple- 
ton, por. facsim. 8, (World's great 
books.) subs., $3. 

GREEK dramas by ^Eschylus, Sophocles, 
Euripides, and Aristophanes; with bio- 
graphical notes and a critical introduction 
by B. Perrin. Aldine ed. Appleton. por. 
8, (World's great books.) subs., $3. 
GROSS, C. The sources and literature of 
English history from the earliest times to 
about 1485. Longmans, Green & Co. 8, 
net, $5. 

TUCKWELL, Rev. W. Reminiscences of Ox- 
ford. Cassell. il. 12, $2.50. 
Contents: Oxford in the thirties; Original 
characters; Prescientific science; yEsculapius 
in the thirties ; Calliope in the thirties ; Under- 
graduates in the thirties; More about under- 
graduates ; Summa papaverum capita-Christ- 
church ; Magdalen and new college ; Oriel ; 
Balliol ; Pattison-Thomson-Goulburn-Sewell ; 
Walks about Zion. 

UNITED STATES catalog: books in print, 1899; 
ed. by G. Flavel Danforth and Marion E. 
Potter. H. W. Wilson. 4, $12.50. 



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This work is the result of two independent 
compilations, and is sold in one or two vol- 
umes. The members of the "Cumulative In- 
dex" staff under Marion E. Potter are the 
original compilers of the first part or "Author 
index," while Mr. G. F. Danforth, librarian 
of the state University of Indiana, Bloom- 
ington, Indiana, is the compiler of the second 
part of "Title index," the one supplementing 
the other, and having been carefully com- 
pared by both editors. The "Author index" 
f 755 pages gives in one alphabet, under au- 
thor, or title where the book is anonymous,, 
the books in print of over 450 well-known 
publishing houses, besides the books of about 
1500 occasional publishers and printers, mak- 
ing approximately one hundred and fifty thou- 
sand entries. In the author or title entry, 
price, edition and publisher are given there 
are also brief series entries and ample refer- 
ences. A directory of publishers covers fif- 
teen pages, and there is a classified index to 
the advertising pages included in the volume. 

WHIBLEY, C. The pageantry of life. Harper. 

8, $1.50. 

A volume of essays by an English writer. 
The subjects covered are, "Young Weston," 
"A marshal of France," "Theagenes," "The 
real Pepys,'' "Saint-Simon," "A friend of 
kings," ""The caliph of Fonthill," "Barbey 
D'Aurevilly," and "Disraeli the Younger." 

WICKSTEED, PHILIP H., tr. Our lady's tum- 
bler: a twelfth century legend done out of 
old French into English. T. B. Mosher. 
8, in Japan vellum wrapped, net, $i. 

WOOD, ARNOLD. A bibliography of "The 
complete angler" of Izaak Walton and 
Charles Cotton ; being a chronologically ar- 
ranged list of the several editions and re- 
prints, from the first edition MDCLIII un- 
til the year MCM ; il. by 86 photo-engraved 
reproductions of title-pages. Scribner. 
facsim. por. 4, $20; vellum, $40. (i2ff 
copies.) 

WORSFOID, W. BASIL. On the exercise of 
judgment in literature. Macmillan. il. 
16, (Temple cyclopaedic primers.) net, 40 c. 

MENTAL AND (MORAL PHILOSOPHY. 

BRADFORD, AMORY HOWE, D.D. Spiritual les- 
sons from the Brownings. T. Y. Crowell 
& Co. 12, (What is worth while ser.) 
leatherette, 35 c. 

Aims to emphasize two or three of the 
many spiritual lessons which the Brownings 
have taught the world. The special poems 
the author uses in illustration are Robert 
Browning's "Cleon" and Mrs. Browning's 
"Aurora Leigh."" 

COLVILLE, W. T. Fate mastered destiny ful- 
filled. T. Y. Crowell & Co. 12, (What is 
worth while ser.) leatherette, 35 c. 
A helpful little book on self-development 

and the unfolding of one's interior forces. 

HYDE, W. DE WITT. The art of optimism 

as taught by Robert Browning. T. Y. 

Crowell & Co. 12, (What is worth while 

ser.) leatherette. 35 c. 

Optimism is here denned as "the art of 
looking at the world in such a way as to bring 



out the good and throw the evil into the back- 
ground.''' He illustrates both pessimism and 
optimism by quotations from the poets the 
latter especially from Browning and Tenny- 
son. 

JASTROW, Jos. Fact and fable in psychology. 

Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 8, $2. 

Prof. Jastrow is President of the American 
Psychological Association. This volume of 
essays reflects both the professional and the 
popular interest in the study of the operations 
and manifestations of the human mind. The 
titles are : The modern occult ; The prob- 
lems of psychical research ; The logic of men- 
tal telegraphy; The psychology of deception; 
The psychology of spiritualism ; Hypnotism 
and its antecedents; Natural history of anal- 
ogy; The mind's eye; Mental prepossession 
and inertia; A study of involuntary Tnove- 
ments; The dreams of the blind. 

LOEB, JACQUES, M.D. Comparative physiology 

of the brain and comparative psychology. 

Putnam, il. 8, :(Science ser.; ed. by J. 

McKeen Cattell and F. E. Beddard.) $1.75. 

It is the purpose of this book, says the au- 
thor, to serve as a short introduction to the 
comparative physiology of the brain and cen- 
tral nervous system. Acting upon the con- 
viction that the laws of life-phenomena can 
only be established by including all classes of 
the animal kingdom, and by the study and 
comparison of vertebrates and invertebrates, 
Dr. Loeb introduces some interesting scien- 
tific experiments. 

ROOSEVELT, THEO. The strenuous life : essays 
and addresses. Century Co. 12, $1.50. 
First of the essays and addresses is the one 
that gives its name to the book. It is fol- 
lowed by "Expansion and peace," "Latitude 
and longitude among reformers," and "Fel- 
low-feeling as a political factor." Other ti- 
tles are "Military preparedness," "Grant," 
"Admiral Dewey," "Civic helpfulness," "The 
eighth and ninth commandments in politics," 
"Character and success," "The neat and the 
good." "Promise and performance," and "The 
American boy." 

SHINN, MILICENT WASHBURN. The biogra- 
phy of a baby. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 
12, $1.50. 

Carefully observed facts handled in a 
scientific spirit about the first year of a nor- 
mal girl baby's life. 

NATURE AND SCIENCE. 

CLEMMENS, JANE E. The luscious strawber- 
ry. [Pub. by the author,] Jane E. Clem- 
mens. 16, pap., 25 c. 

A collection of recipes for making a variety 
of things out of strawberries; there are reci- 
pes for creams, jellies, jams, wines, preserves, 
cakes, puddings, etc. 

ESSAYS in astronomy by Ball, Harkness, 
Herschel, Huggins, Laplace, Mitchel, Proc- 
tor, Schiaparelli, and others ; with a criti- 
cal introd. by E. S. Holden. Aldine ed. 
Appleton. por. pi. facsim. 8, (World's 
great books.) subs., $i. 
GARNER, R. L. Apes and monkeys, their life 



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and language; introd. by E. Everett Hale. 

Ginn. il. por. 12, $2. 

"This volume is the natural product of 
many years devoted by the author to study- 
ing the speech and habits of monkeys. That 
naturally led him up to the study of the great 
apes. The matter is chiefly a record of the 
tabulated facts gleaned from his special field 
of research. The aim in view is to convey 
to the casual reader a more correct idea than 
now prevails concerning the physical, mental, 
and social habits of apes and monkeys and to 
prepare him for a wider appreciation of ani- 
mals in general." Preface. 

LANE, C. H. All about dogs: a book for 
doggy people ; il. by R. H. Moore. J. Lane. 
8, $2.50. 

The book is divided into four parts : Dogs 
used in sport; Dogs used in work; Perform- 
ing and toy breeds ; and Something about for- 
eign dogs. These are followed by chapters 
on the humors and vagaries of the show 
rings ; anecdotes about dogs ; and a few 
words about general management, etc., of 
dogs. The author is a breeder, exhibiter, and 
judge of dogs. Illustrated with 87 pictures 
of the most celebrated champions of our time, 
drawn from life. 

POETRY AND DRAMA. 

BROWNING, E. BARRETT. Sonnets from the 
Portuguese; with a preface by Edmund 
Gosse. T. B. Mosher. 16, (Vest pocket 
ser., no. 2) pap., net, 25 c. ; net, 40 c. ; 
flex, leath., net, 75 c. ; Japan vellum ed., net, 
$i. 

OMAR KHAYYAM. Rubaiyat; tr. by E. Fitz- 
gerald; with a commentary by H. M. Bat- 
son and a biographical introd. by E. D. 
Ross. Putnam. 12, hf. leath., $1.50. 
The purpose of this edition is to help if 
possible those who on their first introduction 
to Omar Khayyam find it difficult to under- 
stand Fitzgerald's rendering. 

SHAW, G. BERNARD. Four plays for Puri- 
tans. H. S. Stone & Co. 12, $1.50. 

WHITMAN, WALT. Leaves of grass; includ- 
ing a facsimile autobiography, variorum 
readings of the poems, and a department of 
gathered leaves. D. McKay. por. 8, 
$1.25. 

This new edition of "Leaves of grass" pre- 
sents many new features. Mr. D. McKay, 
Mr. Whitman's friend and publisher, is the 
editor. The early editions of the work are 
now almost entirely out of the market. Per- 
haps no author was more given to change 
than Walt Whitman. Many of his poems or 
parts of poems have been either altered or 
discarded for a time to appear in a new form 
in later editions; and not a few have disap- 
peared entirely. The accepted readings are 
given in this edition in the text, the various 
changes appearing in footnotes. Under 
"Gathered leaves" are collected such poems as 
have been dropped by the way, some of 
which appeared in only one and others in sev- 
eral past editions. 

WILLIAMS, SARAH, comp. Through the year 
with birds and poets ; with introd. by 



Bradford Torrey ; il. by Walter M. Hardy. 

Lee & Shepard. 12, $2. 

A collection of poems and parts of poems 
relating to the bird life of our country; the 
selections are entirely from the writings of 
American and Canadian authors. They are 
grouped in twelve divisions, corresponding to 
the months of the year, the selections relat- 
ing to each bird being placed in the month 
with which the bird is usually associated. 
Each division has an illustrated title-page 
showing some of the birds appropriate to the 
time of year indicated. There are also twelve 
full-page pictures of our best known birds. 
Bound in white, with gold lettering. 



BLACKMAR, FRANK WILSON. Economics. 

Crane & Co. 12, $i. 

A complete outline on economics ; discuss- 
ing political economics, production, distribu- 
tion, consumption, exchange, trusts, labor or- 
ganizations, socialism, etc. 

FARRELLY, M. J. The settlement after the 
war in South Africa. Macmillan. 8, $1.50. 

HARTMAN, L. B., D.D. The Republic of 
America, its civil policy as outlined by the 
prophets, its politico-religious mission in 
the world's civilization and its need of the 
soldier. 2d ed. Abbey Press, por. 12, 
50 c. 
The author depicts the martial side of 

American life with militant power and shows 

that good soldiers are indispensable factors 

of aggressive civilization. 

KRAUSSE, ALEXIS. The far East; its history 

and its question. Dutton. maps, 8, $6. 

A popular account of the relations between 

China and Great Britain, Russia, France, and 

Germany, with only the details concerning 

the Chinese themselves that are necessary to 

make clear the circumstances which led up 

to the existing crisis in the far East. 

LEROY BEAULIEU, PIERRE. The awakening of 
the East ; Siberia, Japan, China ; with pref- 
ace by H. Norman. McClure, Phillips & 
Co. 12, $1.50. 

The author deals with the Far Eastern 
question under three chief aspects : the ap- 
proaching completion of a Russian contin- 
uous line of railway from Europe to the 
China Sea, the frontier of Korea and the 
gates of Peking; the startling entry of Japan 
into the comity of peoples as a great naval, 
military and civilizing power; and the course 
of events which has led to the occupation of 
the Chinese capital by the allied forces of 
eight nations. He also considers that behind 
the third there looms the appalling spectre 
of a European war. 

MEADE, Dr. E. SHERWOOD. Financial aspects 
of the trust problem. Amer. Acad. of Po- 
litical and Social Science. 8, pap., 50 c. 

MORRIS, H. C. History of colonization from 
the earliest times to the present day. Mac- 
millan. 2 v., 8, $4. 

REINSCH, PAUL S. Cultured factors in the 
Chinese crisis. Amer. Acad. of Political 
and Social Science. 8, pap., 15 c. 



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SHUEY, EDWIN L. Factory people and their 
employers: how their relations are made 
pleasant ' and profitable. Lentilhon & Co. 
il. 18, net, 75 c. 

SPEER, ROB. E. The situation in China: a 
record of cause and effect. Revell. 12, 
pap., net, 10 c. 

STRONG, JOSIAH. Expansion under the new 
world-conditions. Baker & Taylor Co. 
map, 12, $i. 

The author of "Our country" and "The 
new era" favors expansion, but dwells es- 
pecially upon the great responsibilities in- 
curred by England and the United States in 
their attempts to civilize the world, while 
opening markets for home produce and manu- 
factures. He speaks forcibly upon the crime 
of selling liquor to conquered nations in the 
tropics. He foresees that England and the 
United States will stand together for true 
Christian civilization. 

WILL, ALLEN S. World-crisis in China: a 
short account of the outbreak of the war 
with the "Boxers" and ensuing foreign 
complications, including also a sketch of 
events leading up to the distracted situa- 
tion in the Chinese Empire in the closing 
year of the century. J. Murphy Co. 12, 
$i. 

The subjects of the eleven chapters are: 
Causes of the crisis of 1900; Story of the 
crisis in detail ; Interests of the United States 
in China; The Chinese- Japanese war; The 
railway as a conqueror in Asia; Four nota- 
ble characters in China: The Empress Dowa- 
ger, the Emperor, Li Hung Chang, and Kank 
Yu Wei ; The era of foreign interference ; 
History of China at a glance; The great 
Taeping rebellion ; Chinese civilization and re- 
ligion; How China is governed. 
WOOD, ROB. CROOKE. Confederate hand- 
book; a compilation of important data and 
interesting and valuable matter relating to 
the war between the states, 1861-1865. 
Graham Press, pi. pors. 8, pap., 25 c. 

THEOLOGY, RELIGION AN D SPECU LATION. 

AIKEN, C. FRANCIS. The Dhamma of Gota- 
ma the Buddha and the Gospel of Jesus the 
Christ: a critical inquiry into the alleged 
relations of Buddhism with primitive Chris- 
tianity. Marlier & Co. 12, $1.50. 
This work is partly the outcome of a series 
of lectures on Buddhism delivered by Prof. 
Aiken in the Catholic University of America, 
Washington, D. C. It has been written to 
meet a want keenly felt in the field of Chris- 
tian apologetics. "The specious attempts," the 
author says, "to lay the gospels under obli- 
gation to Buddhist teaching have shaken the 
faith of not a few Christians. The need of 
a thorough refutation is imperative." 

BRADFORD, AMORY HOWE. The age of faith. 

Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 12, $1.50. 

A practical interpretation of "the Father- 
hood of God and the Brotherhood of Man." 
The author is an optimist, and contends that 
the present age is one of faith rather than 
doubt. Most interesting are the chapters on 



"The basis of optimism," "Brotherhood," 
"Punishment or discipline," "The immortal 
life," and "The teacher for all ages." 
HILLIS, NEWELL DWIGHT. Influence of 
Christ in modern life; being a study of the 
new problems of the church in American 
society. Macmillan. 12, $1.50. 

LITTLE, W. J. KNOX, (Canon.) Holy matri- 
mony. Longmans, Green & Co. 12, (Ox- 
ford library of practical theology; ed. by 
Rev. W. C. E. Newbolt and Rev. Darwell 
Stone.) $1.50. 

The object of the Oxford Library is to 
supply some carefully considered teaching on 
matters of religion to devout laymen. The 
present volume has chapters on the impor- 
tance of marriage; the religious aspect of t the 
family; the morality of the old world; the 
moral reform of Christianity; the various as- 
pects of marriage; the essential characteris- 
tics of Christian marriage; the question of 
marriage with near of kin; the moral obli- 
gations of marriage; the consequent duties 
of marriage, etc. 

ROBINSON, MARGARET BLAKE. A reporter at 
Moody's. The Bible Institute Colportage 
Assoc. por. il. 12, 50 c. ; pap., 35 c. 
An account of some of the work done at 

the Bible Institute in Chicago. 

STRONG, JOSIAH. Religious movements for 
social betterment. Baker & Taylor Co. 
12, 50 c. 

An essay prepared as a special contribution 
to the United States Exhibit of Social Econo- 
my at the Paris Exposition, where it was 
awarded a gold medal. The writer says of it, 
"It is hoped that pointing out the secret of 
success of the most notable religious move- 
ments of the present generation will serve 
to indicate the causes of failure on the part 
of so many churches to reach the multitude 
with saving influence. 

SPORTS AND AMUSEMENTS. 

MILLER, FRANK E. Indian club-swinging, 
one, two, and three club juggling. Saal- 
field Pub. Co. por. 12, $i. 
The object is, first, to introduce a simple 
nomenclature for club-swinging and club jug- 
gling; second, to present the work in such a 
way that it can be given on the gymnasium 
floor; third, to provide exercises for those 
that care to practice advanced club-swinging 
and juggling. 

Socks for tl)c looting. 

BLAND, Mrs. HERBERT, ["E. Nesbit," pseud.] 
The book of dragons; il. by H. R. Millar: 
decorations by H. Granville Fell. Harper. 
12, $1.50. 
Eight fairy tales; illustrated in colors. 

CHARLES, L. Fortune hunters of the Philip- 
pines ; or, the treasure of the Burning 
mountain. Mershon Co. il. 12, (Boy's 
own ser.) 50 c. 
Relates the adventures of three wide-awake 

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ancient Spanish document pertaining to a 
treasure of diamonds said to be secreted near 
the crater of one of the burning mountains 
of our new possessions. The three lads 
journey from San Francisco to Manila, and 
from Luzon to another island and far into 
the interior, meeting many strange people and 
surprising adventures. 

DUNN, BYRON A. Battling for Atlanta. A. 

C. McClurg & Co. il. map, 12, (Young 

Kentuckians ser.) $1.25. 

This, the third of the Young Kentuckians 
Series, deals with the great campaign under 
General Sherman that resulted in the capture 
of Atlanta, the gate city of the South. The 
same boys that appeared in the previous vol- 
umes are again the characters, but several 
years older. For this reason the volume is 
not so juvenile in character as the preceding 
ones. 
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birds; il. by Etheldred B. Barry. L. C. 

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The King bird, the eagle, decides to banish 
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HANCOCK, H. IRVING. Aguinaldo's hostage; 

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Mr. Hancock was war correspondent for 
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attendant by a Filipino surgeon. The war in 
the islands is told as only an eye witness 
could tell it. 
MANSERGH, JRSSIE, [Mrs. G. De Home Vai- 

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A simple story of the joys and sorrows of 
three English girls, living in the country with 
their father, a gifted but somewhat absent- 
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MARTIN, Mrs. HERBERT. Jock's ward. R. 

F. Fenno & Co. 12, $i. 

Jock was a London "gutter snipe" who had 
been kindly treated by a shoemaker belonging 
to a sect that believed wholly in prayer to 
cure disease. His only son died of pneu- 
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imprisoned. He comes out dazed, having 
lost faith in everything. Jock takes him into 
the country, works and slaves for him and he 
is known as "Jock's ward." Pure religion 
and church systems are contrasted. 

PARKER, W. GORDON. Rival boy sportsmen; 
or, the Mink Lake regatta; il. by the au- 



thor. Lee & Shepard. il. 12, (Deer 

lodge ser.) $1.25. 

In this story Grant Burton, hero of the 
previous volume, returns to school vastly im- 
proved by his experiences. Through his lead- 
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described in previous volumes, but in friend- 
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match, a fishing match, boat race, etc. 

REMY, JEAN S. Lives of the presidents ; told 
in words of one syllable. A. L. Burt. il. 
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50 c. 

ROE, NORA A. M., [Mrs. Alfred S. Roe.] 
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SLOSSON, ANNIE TRUMBULL. Story-Tell Lib. 

Scribner. 16, 50 c. 

"Story-Tell Lib" was the nickname the vil- 
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wonderful gift of story-telling. The author 
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little stories, fables, parables, or allegories 
which she heard "Story-Tell Lib" relate. 

STRATEMEYER, E. Between Boer and Briton; 

or, two boys' adventures in South Africa; 

il. by A. B. Shute. Lee & Shepard. 12, 

$1.25. 

Primarily relate the adventures of two 
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around Ladysmith, at Kimberley, in the vi- 
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march of Lord Roberts on Pretoria. 

STRATEMEYER, E. True to himself; or, Roger 

Strong's struggle for place; il. by A. B. 

Shute. Lee & Shepard. 12, (Ship and 

shore ser., no. 3.) $i. 

The story of a typical American country 
lad and his sister who by an unhappy com- 
bination of events are thrown upon their 
own resources. Their father is in prison un- 
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TAPPAN, EVA MARCH. In the days of Alfred 
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Shepard. 12, $i. 

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Baronne DE. Swiss family Robinson ; re- 
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[January, 1901 



of OTIjrielmas Sook0. 



Fleming H. Revell's Books on China. 
The eyes of all the world are on China. A. 
great reshaping of the whole political earth 
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Fleming H. Revell's Successful Books. 
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Winter Garden is given in a colored frontis- 
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Fiction Published by Charles Scribner's 
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which the career of "Sentimental Tommy" 



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/. B. Lippincott Company's Successful Fic- 
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for lannarg. 



Articles marked with asterisk are illustrated. 

Atlantic: The reconstruction period: the 
reconstruction of the southern states, Wood- 
row Wilson. The time-spirit of the twen- 
tieth century, Elizabeth Bisland. The Em- 
press Dowager, R. Van Bergen. Penelope's 
Irish experiences, III., Kate Douglas Wiggin. 
The growth of public expenditures, Charles 
A. Conant. A letter from England, R. Brim- 
ley Johnson. A gap in education, H. D. 
Sedgwick, jr. The difficult minute, R. E. 
Young. A glimpse of Pittsburg, William 
Lucien Scaife. The brute, William Vaughn 
Moody. The tory lover, X-XIL, Sarah Orne 
Jewett. In the last days of the confederacy, 
Sarah Matthews Handy. The Esmeralda 
herders, Elia W. Peattie. 'Rowland Robin- 
son, Julia C. R. Dorr. The child in the li- 
brary, Edith Lanigan. Sky-children, Jeffer- 
son Fletcher. The final quest, Alice Brown. 
Fiction, new and old : Mrs. Ward's later 
novels. Tommy and Grizel, The Haworth 
Bronte, Stockton's novels and stories. Two 
lives of Cromwell, Rollo Ogden. The Con- 
tributors' club : Cant in criticism, a back num- 
ber, sine qua non, dilemma of the modern 
poet. 

Catholic World: Leo xnfs message to the 
twentieth century. The encyclical letter of 
Leo xiii., Rev. A. P. Dole, C.S.P. Saint 
Paul the Apostle and our modern life, Rev. 
Joseph McSorley, C.S.P. Sweetheart Ab- 
bey,* Agnes C. Storer. The tides, William 
Seton, LL.D. The buried casket, Ethel Nast. 
The two ways,* (poem.) Dogma and dog- 
matism, E. F. G. The story of Whittier's 
Countess,* Mary E. Desmond. Christ, the 
true civilizer, K. F. Mullaney. A winter 
night, (poem), James Buckham. The Cath- 
olic Women's Association,* Louise Girod. 
Sorrow's epiphany, (poem), Mary Blake 
Morse. The mother of John, Minnie Sars- 
field Gilmore. A New Year,* (poem), 
Charles Hanson Towne. 

Century Magazine: A comedy of con- 
science,* S. Weir Mitchell. Storm song of 
the Norsemen,* Mildred T. McNeal. The 
United States Patent Office,* E. V. Smalley. 
Aftermath, Hildegarde Hawthorne. The 
helmet of Navarre vn.,* Bertha Runkle. The 
orient, Richard Hovey. Running the canons 
of the Rio Grande,* Robert T. Hill. Ham- 
let's castle,* Jacob A. Riis. How darest 
thou wait?, John Vance Cheney. The man 
who went with the place,* Margaret L. 
Knapp. The wolf, John H. Boner. Shadow 
and sunlight in East London,* Sir Walter 
Besant. The march of progress,* Charles W. 
Chesnutt. "Under the sun," Charles Ros- 
well Bacon. Examples of American por- 
traiture, IV., a family group, painted by 
George De Forest Brush. Stephen Phillips,* 
Edmund Gosse.> What the government 
costs, Carroll D. Wright. Her mountain 
lover, III.,* Hamlin Garland. Besieged in 
Pekin,* Cecile E. Payen. Some Americans 
abroad, L, Charles Battell Loomis. 

Contemporary Rev^e^v (December) : Chi- 
nese foreign policy, John Ross. Russia's for- 
eign policy, by a Russian Publicist. Max 



Mueller, Andrew Lang. Exploration of 
Crete, D. G. Hogarth. The philosophy of a 
saint, H. W. Massingham. Mr. John Mor- 
ley's Cromwell, Samuel Gardiner. The cru- 
cifixion and the war in The Creation, W. W. 
Peyton. Social future of England, William 
Clarke. Missionaries and governments, 
Louise C. Brown. A philosophy of sport, H. 
Graves. The outlook in Austria: a dream, 
S. Schidrowitz. Genesis and outlook of re- 
ligion, Goldwin Smith. 

Fortnightly Reviezv (December) : A cab- 
inet of commonplace, Calchas. The cyclist 
soldier, H: G. Wells. The future of the lib- 
eral party, Lord Rosebery's chance, J. A. 
R. Marriott. The German Emperor, Lud- 
wig Klausner-Dawoc. Society's duty to the 
tramp, William Harbutt Dawson. The 
housing question and the L. C. C., Charles 
Sheridan Jones. The Scottish University 
crisis, William Wallace. Maeterlinck's lat- 
est drama, Count S. C. de Soissons. A plea 
for peace: an Anglo-Russian alliance, J. W. 
Gambier. Imperial federation: the condition 
of progress, Edward Salmon. From an 
eighteenth century escritoire, Ethel M. M. 
McKenna. The autumn's books, Stephen 
Gwynn. The sportsman's library: some 
books of 1900, F. G. Aflalo. < St. Gervasse of 
Plessy, Maurice Hewlett. Correspondence : 
i, Disillusioned daughters, Miss Beale; 2, The 
London school board, J. R. Diggle. The 
wedding guest, J. M. Barrie. 

Forum: The Liberal party in England, by 
an English Liberal. Panama and Nicaragua 
canals compared, Arthur P. Davis. The Dis- 
trict of Columbia in its centennial year, 
Henry B. F. Macfarland. New problems of 
immigration, Prescott F. Hall. The new 
Congressional apportionment, Henry Gan- 
nett. Fall of Pekin, Rev. Gilbert Reid. Is 
the college graduate impracticable?, Robert 
Ellis Jones. Smokeless cannon powder: re- 
cent discoveries, Hudson Maxim. A new in- 
dustry brought by an insect, L. O. Howard. 
Purpose of civil service reform, Henry Loo- 
mis Nelson. Max Miiller and his work, A. 
V. Williams Jackson. A century of Ameri- 
can poetry, Oscar Lovell Triggs. 

Harper's Magazine: Colonies and nation,* 
Part L, Woodrow Wilson. The right of 
way (a novel), Part I.,* Gilbert Parker. 
My Japan,* Poultney Bigelow. The last 
lynching in Cimarron* (a story), Cyrus 
Townsend Brady. Cherry, a romance, Part 
I.,* Booth Tarkington. Etchings (poem), 
William Hamilton Hayne. A mixed pro- 
posal,* W. W. Jacobs. Psyche winged 
.(poem), Charlotte Elizabeth Wells. Dr. 
Gowdy and the squash* l(story), Henry B. 
Fuller. Solitude (poem), Mary Robinson. 
The old Cabildo of New Orleans, Grace King. 
Little friend coyote, an Indian folk-tale,* 
G. B. Grinnell. The window of Dun-Angus* 
(story), Alice L. Milligan. The black bear* 
(poem), Francis Sterne Palmer. A wilder- 
ness lullaby* (poem), Helen W. Ludlow. 
Love-letters,* Part III., conclusion, Victor 
Hugo. 

Lippincott: When blades are out and 
love's afield (complete novel), Cyrus Town- 
send Brady. Poverty (poem), Clinton Scol- 
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Anne Hollingsworth Wharton. The personal 
equation, James Gardner Sanderson. Devo- 
tion (poem), Hildegarde Hawthorne. The 
transient stars (a quatrain), Dora Read 
Goodale. Talks with Chinese women, Part 
I.: Ah Quai, Lily Howard. Winter dawn 
(poem), Albert Bigelow Paine. The day of 
the president's message (story), Edwin L. 
Sabin. Odd clubs, Lucy Monroe. The trou- 
ble at Beaulieu, A. E. W. Mason. How the 
horse travelled, Elliott Flower. Sarah Bern- 
hardt in her 'teens, Albert Schinz. Books of 
the month. Walnuts and wine. 

Nineteenth Century (December) : The 
strategical value of the channel islands, Wil- 
liam Laird Clowes. "Balfourian ameliora- 
tion" in Ireland, Right Hon. Horace Plun- 
kett. Thomas Henry Huxley, Leslie Stephen. 
Recent science, Prince Kropotkin. The 
role of women in society: I., In eighteenth- 
century France; II., in nineteenth-century 
England, Hon. Lady Ponsonby. The defec- 
tive addition to our company law, Judge Em- 
den. A visit to the Boer prisoners at St. 
Helena, Mrs. John Richard Green. The 
poet's end, Frederick Wedmore. Present- 
day progress in India, Protap Chunder Mo- 



zoomdar. "The sources of Islam," Sir Wil- 
liam Muir, K.C.S.T. Negligence in recruit- 
ing, Capt. P. G. Elgood. The return of the 
exile: a retrospect, Sir Charles Roe. The 
newspapers, Sir Wemyss Reid. The usages 
of war in South Africa, John MacDonald, 
C.B. Are we really a nation of amateurs?, 
Right Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell, Bart., 
M.P. Lord Rosebery on the dangers to 
British trade, Henry Birchenough. 

Scribner't: Modern Athens,* George Hor- 
ton. A day together, Mary Tappan Wright. 
A prayer of old age (poem), Robert 
Bridges. No sinecure more adventures of 
the amateur cracksman,* E. W. Hornung. 
Resurgam (poem), Grace Ellery Channing. 
Winchelsea, Rye, and "Denis Duval,"* 
Henry James. Russia of to-day : III., The 
Caucasus,* Henry Norman, M.P. A com- 
parison of the armies in China,* Thomas F. 
Millard. Auguste Rodin,* W. C. Brownell. 
The fight against advertising disfigure- 
ment, Arthur Reed Kimball. The plague 
ship a story of the China coast, Stephen 
Bonsai. The stars (sonnet), Marguerite 
Merington. The point of view. The field of 
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that of his brother. 



Hi from " Life of Phillips Brooks 

PHILLIPS BROOKS AND HIS MOTHER 
FROM FAMILY GROUP IN 1862. 

Life of Bishop Brooks. 

THIS is a great life of a great American or unmake any ecclesiastical point. He has 
citizen. Not in vain has the public waited tried faithfully and succeeded admirably in 
seven years for this biography, whose ma- the task of presenting the large-souled, pure- 
terials were partly in hand for the work lived, strong, saintly human man who lived 
which was to have been done by Rev. Arthur and loved, and conquered, and died at the 
Brooks before his death, so soon following age of fifty-seven, after having preached with 

superb oratory for more than thirty years a 
simple, practical every-day religion of the 
spirit to the men and women of his time. 

When Phillips Brooks was ordained bishop 
in Boston, fifteen months before he died, 
Bishop Potter preached the ordination ser- 
mon. Six words that he said, not recorded 
in this book in the appreciative mention made 
of his "eloquent and felicitous words to the 
bishop-elect," were like the voice of the peo- 
ple. They were certainly unusual words, and 
doubtless unpremeditated. Bishop Potter had 
made his speech, and had recalled their 
youthful days together at the Virginia sem- 
irary where as young men both had prepared 
for the ministry. Then he looked at Phillips 

Brooks, who had risen in his plaCC in a front 

pew before the vast audience as the address 
grew personal, and stood looking at his old 

** in the P uI P Jt of Trinitv Church > that 
had lo "S b <*" hl * own. And Bishop Potter 

J 




Reproduction by The Beacon from LM. of Phillip, Brooks." 

PHILLIPS BROOKS AT THE AGE OF FORTY. 

One vital and helpful quality that was 
characteristic of Phillips Brooks is plain in 
this full-length living portrait of the man as 
"he was his lively and abounding humor, his 
perennial power to see and enjoy the sane 
and saving fun that accompanies this serious 
business of living. He had a Shakesperean 
.joy in nonsense, and, although he seldom 
talked it out fully, except to children who 
Tcnow its value, there are constant glints and 
glimpses of it in his letters to all his friends. 
.A great many of these are given in the 1600 
pages of these two bulky volumes 

They bring the reader very near to their 
subject, especially in his letters to close, life- 
long friends. 

The "Life" is a book greatly like its sub- 
ject, greater than sects or creeds or doc- 
trines. Prof. Allen has not sought to make 




Reproduction by The Beacon from " Life of Phillipi Brooki." 
PHILLIPS BROOKS AT THE AGE OF TWENTY-TWO. 



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35 



"I love you through and through." 
An eloquent preacher, a great orator; these 
would probably be the words wherein those 
who have not yet read Prof. Allen's "Life" 
would speak of Phillips Brooks. But the ef- 
fect of the book upon the understanding is 
very much the effect of that week of Monday 
talks in lower. New York multiplied a mil- 
lion-fold. He appealed 
to men, because in his 
own strong, pure per- 
sonality he assured 
them of his absolute 
personal knowledge of 
the thing every human 
spirit hungers f o r 
certainty of communion 
with the source of spir- 
it, with the Father of 
souls. 

Phillips Brooks knew 
the modern world, and 
was in touch with its 
science, literature, art, 
philosophy, its luxury 
and its progress. He 
knew the thoughts and 
ambitions of his time; 
he knew, too, with an 
intense and unimpeach- 
able sincerity in his 
power to impart it, that 
these are all but part of 
the great organic body 
whose health is life, is 
eternal spirit. His con- 
viction was as absolute 
that "the way and the 
truth and. the life" are 
to be found in the per- 
sonal power of Christ. 
He did not believe that 
abstract truth alone 
moves the higher orders 



and which must come in a measure from the 
manner of life depicted rather than the men 
who adorned and vitalized that life, which 
in its last analysis was scholarship pure and 
simple, scholarship and nothing else. Mr. 
Tuckwell's reminiscences date back to the 
thirties, the earliest, we suspect, being rather 
second-hand traditions than first-hand bona- 




Tuckwell's " Reminiscences of Oxford." Cassell & Co., Limited 

A VIEW FROM TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD. 

of minds. That he declared to be "the con- fide, personal recollections a period when 
ceit of culture." "Yes, it is the personal Oxford differed in many ways from the Ox- 
power that is mighty in the world." (Dutton. ford of to-day ; and which is chiefly interest- 
ing now as the seed-sown soil of studies 
which, tentative then, have since become 
sciences, and which are its noblest outcome, 
one of the chapters describing "Prescientific 
Science" and another "Scientific Science." 

One of the most remarkable, if not, indeed, 
in connection with several books of which he the most remarkable, of all the characters 
is the author, a collection of personal recol- who figure in Dr. Tuckwell's "Reminiscences" 



$7.50.) Mail and Express. 

Reminiscences of Oxford. 

WE have in "Reminiscences of Oxford," 
by the Rev W. Tuckwell, whose name is 
new to us, though it figures on his title-page 



lections which possess a greater charm than 
the intellectual importance of the names 



as Mark Pattison, his analysis of whom is 
masterpiece of intellectual portraiture. 



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[February, 1901 



The Riverside Biographical Series. 

THE special attention now given to American 
history makes it very desirable that students 
should be able to supplement the study of 
histories like Mr. Fiske's with a better ac- 
quaintance with the men and women who 
have made history. In a democratic republic 
the growth of the nation' can be traced in many 
important respects in the lives of the leaders 
of the people, in the state, in the army or navy, 
in the church, in letters, science, invention, 
art, industry, exploration, pioneering, or in any 
of the diverse fields of human activity. The 
Riverside Biographical Series has been planned 
to supply this need. Each biography will be 
written bya person peculiarly qualified to write 
it with full knowledge, discrimination, and 
literary skill. It is proposed to issue monthly, 
during the school year, compact, readable, bio- 
graphic studies of one hundred pages, or 
thereabout, and it is hoped that ultimately 
this series will form a Biographical History 
of the United States. 

During the school year of 1900-1901 the 
subjects of these volumes will be Benjamin 
Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, 
James B. Eads, Peter Cooper, William Penn, 
Lewis and Clarke, Ulysses S. Grant. The 




From Riverside Biographical Series. Copyright, 1900, b; 

PETER COOPER. 



volumes will contain a hundred pages or 
more, will be i6mo in size, and will appear in 
two editions one for school use, and one 
with photogravure portrait and in library 
style for the general public. 

The volumes already issued are "Andrew 
Jackson," by William Garrott Brown : "James 
B. Eads," by Louis How; and "Benjamin 
Franklin," by Paul Elmer More. The next 
to come are "Peter Cooper" and "William 
Penn." The series has already secured pop- 
ular favor and its merits are far beyond the 
comprehension of the populace. The idea is 
excellent and the books carry it out well. 
(Houghton, Mifflin & Co. ea., 75 c.) 

History of Scotland. 

IT is perhaps not unusual for a man of let- 
ters to be tempted from his accustomed do- 
main into historical writing. Like Carlyle, 
Macaulay, and many others, Mr. Andrew 
Lang has shown his versatility in a new light 
by bringing out a volume of serious history. 
The first volume of his "History of Scotland" 
has not the excuse of passionate inspiration 
which explained Carlyle's account of the 
French Revolution ; neither is it, nor is it 
intended to be, the masterpiece of literary 
history which Macaulay's labor- 
ious effort resulted in. The 
raison d etre can only be found in 
Mr. Lang's love for his home peo- 
ple, and his interest in their ro- 
mantic past. The volume is nev- 
ertheless history in its best sense, 
written with all the sympathy of 
an enthusiast, with all the thor- 
oughness of a scholar, and with 
the truthful impartiality of the his- 
torian. Indeed, while the book 
bears evidence of careful investi- 
gation into ancient documents and 
manuscripts, the reader's most 
lasting impression is of Mr. Lang's 
desire to be absolutely fair and 
just in his conclusions. Of course 
there are many times when the 
historian's careful examination 
shatters some ideal of Scottish ro- 
mance, yet with apparent unwill- 
ingness and regret. The truth will 
out, however, as when the author 
finds himself compelled to state 
the barbarities of Wallace, or the 
many treacheries of Robert Bruce 
in his earlier days. The book is 
uy no means easy reading. This 
does not arise from any mustiness 



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of ideas or of facts, but rather be- 
cause of the multiplicity of details 
incorporated into the history. Yet 
as one reads on and becomes ac- 
customed to the method pursued, 
this difficulty gradually disappears. 
In spite of the detailed method of 
statement, there has been created 
for the Scottish people, and for 
each period, an atmosphere in 
which men and events are seen 
with true and clear vision. This 
is the best feature of the book, and 
one attempted by most historians 
only in the form of separate and 
didactic statement. Here it is not 
stated at all, but it is woven, with 
fine technique, into the web of 
storj. Details soon pass from the 
Tiemory; but a knowledge of the 
temper and characteristics of the 
Scottish people will remain to all 
readers of this history. Volume I 
covers the period from the Roman 
occupation to the murder of Car- 
dinal Beaton. (Dodd, Mead & 
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Short Story Writing. 



A PRACTICAL treatise on the art 
of the short story, designed to pre- 
sent concretely the rules of that art. It is a 
working manual, not a collection of untried 
theories ; it is based upon deductions made by 
the author in the course of some years as a 
student, writer and critic of short stories, and 
it tells how to write a story that will meet the 
requirements of contemporary editors. Mr. 
Barrett traces the development of the short 
story idea from the moment of its conception 
in the author's brain, through its various 
stages of elaboration and growth, till it is a 
complete and perfect story, ready for edi- 
torial judgment. After defining the short 
story and analyzing its general nature, he 
presents a practical working classification. 
He then discusses the necessity and treat- 
ment of the plot, the influence of the title on 
the success of the story, and the use and 
abuse of facts in fiction. The proper han- 
dling of the characters, as regards descrip- 
tion, action and conversation, is carefully ex- 
plained. The several methods of telling the 
story are stated and considered at length, 
and the treatment of the beginning, the story 
proper, the climax and the conclusion receives 
especial attention. 

Though primarily didactic, the book is writ- 



WILLIAM PENN. 



ten in an entertaining style, and will prove of 
interest to every student of general literature. 
(Baker & Taylor. $r.) 



The Biography of a Baby. 

Miss MILICENT SHINN has already proved 
her remarkable gifts for observing children 
and describing their development. This book 
makes an original and important contribution 
to child-study. It records carefully but in 
popular style her observations on her niece 
during the first year of the baby's life. She 
studied the development of sensation and 
consciousness, of emotion and intelligence, 
of sight and hearing and talking, of volun- 
tary motion and much besides. Miss Shinn 
is so strong in psychological research that 
her previous writings in regard to children 
have been widely quoted by some of the fore- 
most writers on Psychology. This equip- 
ment lends tc Miss Shinn's present book a 
positive scientific value, while her popular 
treatment makes it interesting to the general 
reader who has a proper regard and inquisi- 
tiveness concerning babies. It cannot fail to 
repay study in multitudes of households. 
(Houghton. Mifflin & Co. $1.50.) 



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[February, 1901 



House of Egremort. woods solemnly dark, the river making its 

IN another, moment his eyes were free, way musica'ly through copses and thickets, 
and he found himself alone upon a hillside, an-d then resting silently in broad black pools, 
and on the gro.und by him a small portman- Before him on the crest of a gentle hill was a 
teau containing clothes and a considerable group of rustling elms, that he knew lay be- 
sum of money. As he would not accept of tween him and the view of the mansion. 

Dashing through the trees 
he came in full sight of his 
home, lying in the plateau 
below. The house was 
lighted up, although it was 
late, and he could see ser- 
vants and many persons 
moving about. Evidently 
some festivity was in prog- 
ress. The rows of^ great 
windows blazed brilliantly, 
and the faint echo of mu- 
sic and the beating of the 
feet of the dancers was 
borne on the wandering 
wind of night. Roger 
Egremont stood and 
watched it, with a face pale 
with imprisonment, and 
pale with u n s p e a kable 
wrath and anguish. The 
dazzling moon showed him 
that the oak avenue was 
gone, every tree cut down, 
and he struck his hands to- 
gether in an agony of rage 
at what he considered rob- 
bery and mutilation of 
what was his. They 
thought, no doubt, that he 
would go, like a beaten 
hound, and ask his half- 
brother for a dole of 
money and a roof to shel- 
ter him. Such indeed had 
been the King's hope, 
knowing very well that it 
would be as much as Hugo 
Egremont's life was worth, 
in the state of feeling of 
the country, to refuse a 
share of all he had with 
Roger. But Roger was of 
the temper which will have all or nothing. 
He would make no terms with those who had 
robbed him. 

After an hour or two of anguish he became 
calm. One of the things which he had found 
out, as the result of his newly-acquired 
knowledge of books, was that he had more 
control over himself, more philosophy in 




Copyright, 1900, by Chailes Scr 



HERE ARE PEN, INK, AND PAPER. 



his liberty any other way, King William had 
simply flung him out of prison. 

Roger recognized his surroundings at once. 
He was at Egremont. The night was ra- 
diant with moon and stars, and before him 
was a great rich, beautiful moonlit land- 
scape, the line of distant hills rising cloud- 
like upon the faint horizon, the masses of 



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MAJOR J. B. POND. 



short. He kr.ew, sad as was his own case, 
that there had been worse. He recalled them 
to his mind, and fortified himself with them. 

He awaked with the break of day. If the 
sight of Egrernont by moonlight had pierced 
his soul with its beauty, it seemed to him 
even more beautiful in the still, pale loveli- 
ness of the early dawn. A faint rosy light 
lay over the green fields and stately woods. 
The larks and thrushes Egremont had ever 
been celebrated for its birds made them- 
selves heard in sweet, soft chirpings before 
bursting into full-throated song. The deer, 
red and dun, came forth from the dells and 
thickets in the park, and tossing their delicate 
heads sniffed the freshness of the morning. 

Roger Egremont noted all these things with 
a heart near tc breaking. They had been his, 
and they were his enemy's and that enemy 
was the halt-brother he had befriended. 
(Scribner. $1.50.) From Seawell's "The 
House of Egremont." 



The Eccentricities of Genius. 

EVERY consideration bids one characterize 
this as a remarkable book. It has a thousand 
charms, one might say, and a thousand points 
of interest. It is full of striking gems of 
thought, rare descriptions of men and places; 
biographical bits that delight one by their va- 
riety, and the distinction of those alluded to. 
From a literary view it is as interesting as 
Disraeli's fame us "Curiosities of Literature." 

Major Pond has had intimate relations with 
nearly all the orators, statesmen, travellers., 
soldiers, authors, and clergymen of our time. 
He has known them, talked with them, man- 
aged their tours as platform speakers, and in 
his capacity as friend, associate, and manager 
of so many unique and notable personages,, 
has been enabled to make of himself a verit- 
able Boswell in manifold, recording the words 
and acts of scores of great ones in all walks. 
of life. 

This book abounds in personal sketches of 



40 THE LITERARY NEWS. [February, 1901 

famous men and women, and the sketches are Mr. Dooley's Philosophy. 

so picturesque in expression, so vivid in por- AFTER reading this third volume of Mr. 

trayal, and so interesting as a whole, that one Dooley's comments on men, manners, and 

finds it hard to believe that one mind could events, we feel tempted to put him at the 

retain intact without confusion so vast a col- head of the humorists of all time. No exact 

lection of personal impressions, each as dif- parallel to his peculiar quality occurs to us. 

ferentiated from the other as the characters of As caustic as Swift, as merrily trenchant as 

the men and women .written of were them- Montaigne, as drolly unexpected as Mark 

selves diverse and different. As a collection Twain, as unsparing as Thomas Nast, he has 

of memoirs alone, this volume is delightful powers all his own, insight like a revealing 

because so many men are written about whose flash, humor as brilliant and pervasive as sun- 

names are household words to us ; such names, shine, observation as relentless as 



A variety of subjects are touched in thi 




. 

guished sons who have made American plat- a sentence which contains a terrible truth, 

forms eloquent with fluent and pleasing speech as many popular idols from Kossuth down 

during the past generation, but there are dis- could testify. 

tinguished daughters, too. Among these we The papers on "The Education of the 

note Susan Anthony, Charlotte Cushman, Young" and on the "President's Message" 

Anna Dic'k : nson, Miss Livermore, and a mini- are so delightful that we should like to quote 

ber of other ladies equal in talent and fame. them bodily did space permit. But some- 

In some respects this remarkable book thing must be left for the buyers of the book, 

reaches the plane of a history. It does this in- and we forbear. .(Russell. $1.50.) Boston 

asmuch as it recounts details of localities and Litcrar\ U'orld. 
many graphic events that transpired in them. 

When you identify world-celebrities with noted . L'ENYOl. 

places you create a connecting link between Th^^S^rt'kiUed some ' ere t he niTht wind blew 
history and biography, and the annals of his- Some lingered and gained but ill repute; 
toric localities and this sort of writing is of the Only one came to the perfect fruit. 
utmost worth, as well as the utmost interest. A hundred see ds from the branches fell; 

The hundred or more illustrations in this How many were lost I cannot tell; 
volume are mostly published for the first time, S me throve for a while and were fair to see; 
and they add singular interest to the text. 

The whole book is of a class which Amer- I fl "g to the air some son s s of mine: 

, 1-1 And little I cared for the ninety and nine; 

leans love to cherish as presenting a store- r thought of the one that might descend 

house of facts respecting personages grown And flourish, perchance, in the heart of a friend. 

dear to the American household. (Billing- (Putnam. $1.25.) From Cole's "In Scipio's 

ham. $3.50.) Philadelphia Item. Gardens and Other Poems." 



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ANNA HELD. 

Our Players' Gallery. 

MESSRS. MEYER BROTHERS & Co. ha 
tainly every reason to feel confident 
that they have started a magazine 
that before long will count among 
its subscribers every "matinee girl" 
of the land. The intense pleasure 
it will give them to know that every 
other month will bring them up- 
wards of forty portraits of the men 
and women they have seen upon the 
boards, together with information, 
anecdotes, and gossip about them, as 
well as criticism and knowledge re- 
garding their special talents for the 
roles in which they will be pictured. 

The first number lies before us. 
It is meant especially to show the 
fine quality of the reproductions of 
photographs, and is published with- 
out text. The second number has 
been enlarged with interesting read- 
ing matter, and we are promised 
that the third number will devote a 
full page to each artist, reproducing 
the photographs in the best charac- 
ters and furnishing a complete bi- 
ography. Sixteen pages will be 
given each month. A year's collec- 
tion of such photographs will make 



an actors' album of great value not 
only for the half-hysterical admir- 
ing girls, but for all students of 
drama. 

Among the actors already pictured 
are Julia Marlowe, beautiful as Bar- 
bara Frietchie, Mrs. Gilbert, Joe 
Jefferson, Mary Mannering in six 
characters, Ada Rehan, Olga Neth- 
ersole, Mme. Modjeska, Maude 
Adams as "Juliet" and as "L'Aig- 
lon" and as "The Little Minister;" 
Ellen" Terry, Sir Henry Irving, and 
the two favorites we have chosen for 
reproduction. 

It may be confidently asserted that 
this magazine needs only time to 
make its successful entry into every 
home of culture. It is the hand- 
somest, most practical, most relia- 
ble and most up-to-date gallery of 
leading actors and actresses. In 
these days when theatre has almost 
crowded out dancing and all other 
amusements a magazine of this kind 
needs only to be properly brought 
to the right people to be a pro- 
nounced and lasting success. The ' 

price is only nominal 25c. a number. (Meyer 

Bros. & Co.) 




,r Players' Gallery." Copyiight, 

EDNA MAY. 



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[February, 1901 




Courtesy of D. Appleton A Co. 

Edward Eggleston. 

CLERGYMAN, novelist, and educational writ- 
er, Mr. Edward Eggleston will be longest 
remembered as an American historian. He 
has already rendered great service to the 
student of our national life and its develop- 
ment; he promises to do still more, for he is 
in the fulness of his majority, in the best 
period of man's intellectual power he is 
sixty-three. Born on December 10, 1837, at 
Vevay, Ind., Mr. Eggleston entered the min- 
istry in 1857, travelling circuit in the south- 
eastern part of his native State, and later in 
Minnesota, his experiences of nearly a de- 
cade in this calling resulting at a later date in 
his novel, "The Circuit Rider." Mr. Eggles- 
ton was a journalist during the years 1866- 
1872, being connected in diverse editorial ca- 
pacities with several papers, among them the 
Independent of this city. In 1874-79 he was 
pastor of the Church of Christian Endeavor 
in Brooklyn, when he retired from the min- 
istry to devote himself entirely to literature. 
His first novel, "The Hoosier Schoolmaster," 
had already appeared in 1871, "The End of 
the World" in the following year, "The Mys- 
tery of Metropolisville" in 1873, and "The 
Circuit Rider" in 1874. "The Faith Doctor" 
appeared in 1891. With his school "History 
of the United States and Its People," his 
"Household History," and "First Book of 
American History," Mr. Eggleston entered 
upon the field in which his real services to 
his countrymen were to be rendered. 

A few years ago appeared "The Beginners 
of a Nation," the first volume of his projected 
"History of Life in the United States," which 
promises to become one of the world's great 
historical works. The study of events is 
currently considered "history," but below 
these events lie their causes, the life of a 
people in its origin, development and growth. 
It is this deeper, less tangible, because all 



pervading, history that Mr. Eggleston has 
chosen for his field. The second volume of 
his study was published last -year. It deals 
with "The Transit of Civilization from Eng- 
land to America in the Seventeenth Century." 
Mr. Eggleston gives life to the past. Eru- 
dite, he is never dry ; forced, after the lapse 
of two centuries, to reconstitute from meagre 
fragments one connected whole, he never con- 
founds testimony with evidence, nor allows his 
imagination to obscure his logic. He is a 
scientific historian with an artistic method 
entertaining, informing, interesting, and re- 
liable. His "History of Life in the United 
States " is destined to become one of the 
standard works of our historical literature. 
(Appleton. $1.50.) Mail and Express. 

Eleanor. 

I HASTEN to record my own impression, 
after reading the skilfully reserved and ex- 
tremely beautiful winding up of "Eleanor" 
that no discerning reader can be disappointed 
therewith, and that the new romance is, 
upon the whole, altogether the finest thing 
that Mrs. Ward has done. 

Yet "Eleanor" will be a surprise, in some 
ways, to those who have not followed atten- 
tively, in its author's later work, the gradual 
alteration of her method and the new devel- 
opment of her distinguished talent. It will 
hardly, I suppose, be disputed that, at a time 
when there are multitudes of women at work 




Courtesy of Harper & 



THEODORE BURT SAYRE, AUTHOR OF "THE SON 
OF CARLEYCROFT." 



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in the literary mills, turning off, 
with reasonable success, many 
kinds of skilled labor which used 
to be supposed impossible for any 
woman, Mrs. Ward's place in the 
honor list is among the very few 
double-firsts of her sex: with 
Charlotte Bronte, certainly, and 
George Sand, and Matilde Serao; 
and only a little lower than Emily 
Bronte and Mrs. Browning and 
George Eliot. 

In "Eleanor" one is tempted, in 
the glow of one's first enthusiasm 
over the delicate and restrained 
yet infinitely moving conclusion of 
the story, to say that there is no 
flaw whatever. The loveliest feat- 
ture of it, as a psychological 
study, is the noble reaction of the 
two women upon one another. Let 
us do justice, after all, to the un- 
easy age in which we live; whose 
fads do fret, whose manners dis- 
please, whose hitherto unheard-of 
claims and innovations often fair- 
ly appal us. Women are less 
petty, upon the whole, than they 
were let us say in the days of 
Miss Austen. Never before our 
time would the invigorating truth 
have been instantly and wUely 
recognized of the great scenes be- 
tween Dinah and Hetty in "Adam 
Bede," between Dorothea and 
Rosamund in "Middlemarch," be- 
tween Eleanor and Lucy in the 
last chapters in Mrs. Ward's new 
story. 

Mrs. Ward introduces us to one peculiarly 
fine type of Italian womanhood in the Con- 
tessa Guerrini. She is a minor character, in- 
deed, and comes rather late into the story, 
but, as not infrequently happens, the figure on 
the second plane seems drawn with a firmer 
and more expert hand than even those fore- 
most ones on which a more anxious industry 
has been bestowed. A brave, wise woman is 
the old countess a woman of the oldest 
race and the youngest sympathies. 

The scene of "Eleanor" all passes in rural 
Italy: first, among the storied hills to the 
south of Rome ; later, in the sylvan tract that 
is dominated by the isolated Arx of Orvieto, 
and the rarely explored nooks and valleys of 
that minor mountain range which culminates 
in the visiona-y peak of Monte Amiata. 

But Mrs. Ward has done more and better 
than faithfully to reproduce upon her English 





LUCY FOSTER. 

canvas the finest stage setting ever yet pro- 
vided for every possible act in the human, 
drama. Her eloquent dedication of the book 
to the country shows that hers is no mere 
sentimental infatuation, but a tried and sa- 
cred love; and the same exceptional .experi- 
ence which enabled her to handle with so- 
masterly a freedom, in "Helbeck of Bannis- 
dale," the sore problem presented by the clash 
of hoary faith with modern thought assists 
her to understand and analyze, as few out- 
siders have done, the desperate and still un- 
decided struggle between the old church and 
the new state in Italy. Here all her learning 
tells, and tells as learning should ; not loudly, 
vauntingly, imperiously, but with the still 
small voice that wins to a wider comprehen- 
sion and a more sincere and searching chanty. 
(Harper. $1.50.) Extract from Atlantic 
Monthly. 



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[February, 1901 



Yesterdays With Authors. 

ALTHOUGH a pleasing writer of prose and 
verse, it is less as a maker of literature than 
as a student, friend and promoter of it that 
James T. Fields is remembered. At the early 
age of twenty-one Mr. Fields became a part- 
ner in the publishing house of Allen & Tick- 
nor, which then changed its name to Ticknor 




From " In the Hands of the Rl Coats." Copyright, 1900, b; 
THE CHASE. 

& Fields, an imprint which appeared upon the 
first works of some of the choicest spirits 
among American authors. 

In the course of his various visits to Eu- 
rope, the first of which he made in 1847, Mr. 
Fields formed the acquaintance of the vener- 
able poet Rogers, Wordsworth, Wilson, Lan- 
der, Tennyson, Mrs. Jameson, John Kenyon, 
Barry Cornwall, Miss Mitford, Leigh Hunt, 
Dickens, Thackeray, Charles Reade, the 
Brownings, De Quincey, Wilkie Collins, and 
George Eliot. With many of these he formed 
intimate friendships, and. at Oxford, he was 



the guest of Charles Reade, who was the 
bursar of Magdalen College at the time. Mr. 
Fields thus stood in a three-fold relation to 
literature, for the greater part of his life was 
devoted to a pursuit that advanced the ma- 
terial interests of authors ; he was their 
steadfast friend; and, moreover, he was one 
of them himself. Of all his author-friends 
Mr. Fields possessed precious re- 
membrances. 

In 1873 he published his "Yes- 
terdays with Authors," of which 
the first holiday edition was pre- 
pared in 1880, when twenty-two 
editions had already bee ex- 
hausted. The book in which Mr. 
Fields wrote in such informal and 
genial manner of the many emi- 
nent authors he had known per- 
sonally was received with un- 
sua! favor in England, and for 
twenty-eight years has continued 
among the most charming works 
of literary reminiscence. The pa- 
per on Wordsworth has contin- 
ued to date the model of a clear 
and forcible sketch of a man of 
genius. 

The book is too well known, 
too dear to so many of us to need 
one word of description. It is 
gooc 1 to know that the new edi- 
tion brought out during the holi- 
days met with satisfying recep- 
tion. It is also interesting to note 
that this book is still published by 
Houghton, Mifflin & Co., the di- 
rect descendants of the old Tick- 
nor & Fields firm. If ever in 
doubt what to give a friend who 
truly loves books, try one of the 
holiday issues of James T. Fields' 
"Yesterdays with Author s." 
(Houghton, Mifflin & Co. $3.50.) 



The Peace Conference at The Hague. 

THE Hague Conference has completely 
passed out of sight amid the clash of arms 
of the past fifteen months, and even at the 
time it was sitting there were few persons 
who thought that it was anything more than 
a Utopian dream. That this notion prevailed 
was largely due to the attitude maintained 
by some members of the Conference towards 
the Press. Journalists were not admitted, and 
as the diplomatists were unsympathetic and 
in some cases even hostile to the journalists 
at The Hague, the newspapers withdrew their 



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45 




Courtesy of Charles Scribner's Sons. 
PROFESSOR BARRETT WENDELL. 

representatives, and little notice was taken 
of the Conference. The author of this book, 
Mr. Frederick W. Holls, was one of the 
American members of the Conference, and it 
is his conviction that at The Hague a great 
and glorious result was accomplished not 
only in the humanizing of warfare and the 
codification of the laws of war, but, above 
all, in the establishment of a permanent In- 
ternational Court of Arbitration. The offi- 
cial records of the Conference have not yet 
been published in the English language, and 
Mr. Holls' aim has been to tell what took 
place with sufficient fulness for the student 
of international law without making the book 
too technical for the general reader. Par- 
ticular attention has been paid to the action 
of the British and American Governments 
and their representatives at the Conference. 
The work of the various committees is given 
very fully, and by the help of the Table of 
Contents and of the Index any point can be 
referred to at once. "The book is invaluable 
to students of international law and publicists 
generally. (Macmillan. $3.) The Academy. 

Herod. 

IF there were any doubters whether Mr. 
Phillips could repeat the success of "Paolo and 
Francesca," their doubts must have been al- 
layed by the production of "Herod," on which 
row follows publication. Yet repetition, the 
thing to be most feared, there is none. 
"Herod" is in some respects not so good, in 
some respects better, or at least more strik- 
ing; but it is in every respect different. In 
the former play four persons claimed and 
held an interest; in "Herod" there is only 
one. There is Herod who lives, breathes, 
and burns till the final frost benumbs him; 



there are other personages, none of whom 
matter. Owing to the scope of the play and 
it is marvellous to consider how much Mr. 
Phillips has packed into three acts Herod 
was bound to dominate, to be the only per- 
sonality who mattered except Mariamne. She 
is never so real as in the last act. A great 
actress might put a body and soul into the 
part, but it would be her achievement, not 
that of Mr. Phillips. One felt that on see- 
ing the part played ; one is sure of it on read- 
ing the book. The truth is that Mr. Phillips 
has not really thought about Mariamne; he 
had the story to go on; he has conjectured 
more or less what happened ; he takes a 
guess now and then at Mariamne's feelings ; 
but he has thought all the time of Herod, 
Herod, nothing but Herod. And the result 
is, as we have said, a drama of one person; 
but it is no small achievement to have re- 
created one of the world's great men. Herod 
is as real as Faustus, as Shylock. as An- 
tony. . . . 

What I have tried to do is to interpret 
what seemed least obvious and most admir- 
able in the conception of the finest part in . 
this noble piece of dramatic poetry, the like 
of which has most certainly not been given 
since the days of Shakespeare and his fel- 
lows. (Lane. $1.50.) The Contemporary 
Review. 




CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY. 



THE LITERARY NEWS. 



[February, 1901 



Newest England. 

IT is an interesting account of the reforms, 
innovations and experiments recently made 
in New Zealand which is offered us in the book 
called "Newest England" by Henry Demarest 
Lloyd. The author went to New Zealand, he 
tells us, to see what had been accomplished by 
certain political methods in the country where- 
in those methods have had a trial. Unques- 
tionably New Zealand may be looked upon as 
the "experiment station" of advanced legisla- 
tion. Reforms that elsewhere are only talked 
about this far away insular commonwealth has 
actually attempted. It must, indeed, be rec- 
ognized that, of everything done in this re- 
mote corner of Australasia, the germs were 
stored in the older parts of the world. In 
the whole list of New Zealand reforms there 
is nothing bizarre, nothing that has not been 
outlined in the evolution progressing even 
in monarchical countries, but it was the good 
fortune of the New Zealanders that they 
could make the history sighed for elsewhere, 
without making the revolutions for fear of 
which men do nothing but sigh. Not that the 
Newest England is depicted as a Utopia. That 
New Zealand is no paradise is evident from 




From "Idle Idyls." 



Copyright, 1900, by Dodd, Mead & Co. 
EVE. 



the fact that honest, industrious people could 
leach the age of 65, after having lived twenty- 
five years in the archipelago, and yet need an 
old age pension. The other day, when the 
author of this book* was visiting the country, 
he found the press and the people anxiously 
discussing a decrease of the birth rate, a de- 
crease manifestly due to an enonomic pressure 
which makes people afraid to have children. 
Then again, it was but a few years ago that the 
reports of the Colonial Secretary of Labor 
were very gloomy revelations ; at that time the 
streets of the larger towns were swarming at 
night with young men and women unable to 
obtain employment. There is, too, a sheep 
ring, and there is a coal ring, in New Zealand, 
and there are indications of a timber ring, and 
of a combination against the sheep formers 
among the great meat-freezing exporters. 
There is not one of the new institutions deal- 
ing with land, labor, taxation, finance and 
government industry which is not acknowl- 
edged by our author to be lame somewhere, 
but he submits that, for experimenting, it 
may be said that, though lame, it still moves, 
and moves faster in New Zealand than else- 
where. It is not pretended by the inhabitants 
of Newest England that they have reached 
any final "social solution." All they claim is 
that they have tried to find solutions, and 
they believe themselves entitled to report prog- 
ress. In fine, Mr. Lloyd, while not describ- 
ing the New Zealanders as the most civilized, 
the most happy and the most prosperous 
people in the world, thinks that they may 
fairly be termed the least uncivilized, the least 
unhappy and the least disinherited. The au- 
thor's "Country Without Strikes" may also 
be read with profit. (Doubleday, Page & 
Co. $1.50.) AT. Y. Sun. 

In and Around the Grand Canyon. 

AMERICAN interests in the Grand Canyon 
has greatly increased in the last few years, 
and the wonders of this sublime spectacle 
are now visited by great numbers of people. 
The present work, by George Wharton James, 
is not an ordinary book of hasty travel and 
hurried description, but the growth of ten 
years' visits by the author, during which he 
has explored the many wild and picturesque 
trails of the Canyon, and has been tireless 
in his work of gathering together all the lo- 
cal history concerning these regions. He has 
followed carefully all possible traces of the 
early explorers, and relates, often in their 
own fresh, vivid words, the records of their 



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thrilling adventures and hairbreadth escapes 
adventures so wild that they rival those we 
read in the most sensational fiction. These 
dramatic and stirring narratives are, how- 
ever, stern facts, taken from government 
records, and are absorbing in interest. The 
author himself has met with many perilous 
experiences, and tells them well. He finds 
the scenery magnificent beyond description, 
the Indians and their 
legends and customs pic- 
turesque, and the life of 
a traveller and explorer 
fascinating in spite of its 
hardships. The illustra- 
tion s are reproduced 
from photographs taken 
on the spot. (Little, 
Brown Co. $3.) 

Apes and Monkeys. 

WHATEVER Mr. R. L. 
Garner has to say about 
ours kinsfolk, the Quad- 
rumana, is reasonably 
certain to be of interest. 
"Apes and Monkeys, 
Their Life and Lan- 
guage," is his most im- 
portant popular account 
of his recent work in 
searching out the psy- 
chology of the brute 
creation nearest us in 
development, p h y s i c al 
and intellectual. It con- 
tains a brief narrative 
of his stay in the wilds 
of Africa during his at- 
tempts to catch the 
speech and observe the 
manners of the manlike 
apes in the open forests. 
The account of the words 
and vocal articulations 
used by these animals 
for the conveyance of 
ideas is, it may be pre- 
sumed, to be followed by a less popular and 
more scientifically exact work on the subject. 
It is to be noted with regret that Mr. Garner 
appears to be so unfamiliar with the study 
of phonetics that he has gone to the pains of 
inventing a system of notation for the sounds 
used by his brute companions, when Mr. 
Alexander Graham Bell's "visible speech" 
would have answered every purpose better. 
Mr. Garner says of one of his chimpanzees 



.(page 116) that he "succeeded in teaching 
him one word of human speech," a statement 
not borne ouc by his fuller account of the 
experiment (pp. 135 et seq.) Dr. Edward 
Everett Hale provides an interesting intro- 
duction for the book, which is handsomely 
designed and illustrated. With this book "The 
Curse of Intellect," by Lady Cecil, would be 
interesting. (Ginn & Co. $2.) The Dial. 







Copyright, 1900, by Ginn & Co. 
GORILLA MOTHER WITH YOUNG. 

The Romance of Gilbert Holmes. 

MARSHALL MUNROE KIRKMAN has written 
a bright romance of early Illinois of the Mis- 
sissippi River as it was two-thirds of a cen- 
tury ago. Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson 
Davis figure in his pages. 

The historical characters are among the 
strongest and most convincing in the book. 
Black Hawk appears on the scenes in the 
early chapters in a heroic role, and Mr. Kirk- 



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[February, 1901 



man further champions the cause of the 
abused Sac chief elsewhere in the story. 

Mr. Kirkman locates the birthplace of his 
hero "on the borders of a rolling prairie in 
the great State of Illinois, near the spot 
where the Big and Little Sandy mingle their 
shallow waters to form the wandering Mau- 
vaise Terre." The scene of action soon 
shifts to the Mississippi River, where the 
author has sought to reproduce the famous 
and now vanished life of the great steam- 
boat era. His descriptive powers are good 




FRANK SCHELL BALLENTINE. 

and what he lacks in dramatic terseness is 
compensated for by his graphic powers and 
by the skilful use of a sunny romantic at- 
mosphere. (World Railway Pub. Co. $1.50.) 

Modern Readers Bible. 

THESE two clearly printed and prettily 
bound volumes are a first instalment of a 
new edition of the New Testament "in mod- 
ern form and phrase." The first volume 
gives the Gospel of St. Mark; the second 
contains St. Matthew, together with the Epis- 
tles of St. Peter, St. Jude and St. James, 
which Mr. Ballentine considers to belong to 
the same period. The third volume is to 
contain the Gospel according to St. Luke and 
the Acts of the Apostles ; the fourth and fifth 
will give the Epistles of St. Paul, including 
the Epistle to the Hebrews; and in the sixth 
volume the Gospel, the Epistles and the 



Revelation of St. John will be published to- 
gether. In the' opinion of the editor and 
translator, "this grouping gives us a histor- 
ical view of the New Testament, and an ap- 
preciation of its several parts, and the group 
as a whole, which we cannot otherwise get 
The historical perspective is good, and the 
result of such a reading highly satisfactory." 
Mr. Ballentine's translation is both pleas- 
ing and edifying. It is another illustration 
of the fact that any faithful and reverent 
translation, on whatever particular plan it 
may be made, is a publication of the. Word 
of God and must tend to edification. In ad- 
dition to the translation, Mr. Ballentine gives 
an appendix of copious notes, some of which 
are really admirable. (Whittaker. ea., 56 c. ; 
$i.) 7Yi<? Church Standard, Philadelphia. 



The Dream Fox Story Book. 

UNLIKE Mrs. Wright's other books, the 
"Dream Fox" is not a nature story, but the 
wonderful adventures of a boy nick-named 
Billy Button, who, after sticking "tongue 
pins" into his mother and going to bed in 
disgrace, spent the time between New Year's 
eve and the next morning in the company of 
a Dream Fox and a Night Mare. The ac- 
tion of the book is vigorous, rapid and full 
of humor, the Ash-Barrel Cat and the Bar- 
ber's Parrot undoubtedly ranking with the 
March Hare and the Mock-Turtle. The il- 
lustrations are closely in touch with their 
subjects and are in Mr. Herford's best vein, 
wliile the origin of the game of the day as 
told in the chapter entitled "Golf the Mad" 
will interest older people. 

A slight idea of the contents of the book 
may be gained from the headings of the 
twelve chapters : How Billy Button met 
Peter Piper The Dream Fox Appears The 
Sad Elopement of Wool Bridget The Ash- 
Barrel Cat How Billy-Cat Did the Donts 
The Barber's Parrot What Became of the 
Old Year On the Road to the Castle of 
Time The Power House How Billy Press- 
ed the Button Golf the Mad Things that 
Are Not What They Seem. The cover, pre- 
senting the Dream Fox outlined against the 
moon and riding on the Night Mare, is 
printed in colors from the fantastic and strik- 
ing design of Berkley Smith. The book is il- 
lustrated with 80 drawings by Oliver Her- 
ford, which, combined with the text of the 
clever author of "Tommy Anne and the 
Three Hearts," "Citizen Bird," etc., furnishes 
a children's book of rare delight. (Macmillan. 
net. $1.50.) 



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49 



An Englishwoman's Love Letters. 

"AN Englishwoman's Love Letters," just 
published by Messrs. Doubleday, Page & Co., 
has attracted wide attention in England, as 
published love letters are bound to do. They 
are said to be genuine, but there is some 
doubt as to this, one paper going so far as 
to suggest that they are the work of the au- 
thor of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden." 
They are certainly clever enough to have been 
written by "Elizabeth," and almost too clever 
to be real love letters, notwithstanding the 
passion that breathes through their lines. 
The letters are addressed to a young Eng- 
lishman to whom the writer was engaged to 
be married. He seems to have been quite 
an ordinary person, who preferred rabbit 
shooting to more intellectual amusement and 
who found no pleasure in reading any books 
except romances of Dumas. It is no un- 
usual thing for a brilliant woman to idealize 
an ordinary man. The writer of these let- 
ters put her lover upon a pedestal, a position 
that he couli not occupy gracefully. Her 
love and brilliancy seem to have overpowered 
him, and he left her without a word of ex- 
planation. Here is an extract from one of 
her letters, which shows their quality: 

"I will die, because in no other way can I 
express how much I love you. I am pos- 
sessed by all the despairing words about lost 
happiness that the poets have written. They 
go through me like ghosts : I am haunted by 
them: but they are bloodless things. It 
seems when I listen to all the other desolate 
voices that have ever cried, that I alone have 
blood in me. Nobody ever loved as I love 
since the world began." 

This is literature, and it is love. (Double- 
day, Page & Co. $1.50.) 



A Bicycle of Cathay. 

A THOROUGHLY original mind is so rare 
that it is not remarkable that Frank R. Stock- 
ton has come to hold so unique a place in 
the literature of our time. However trivial 
the particular theme that he may happen to 
choose, it can always be said that he treats 
it in a way peculiarly his own, and one rarely 
needs to read more than a few sentences be- 
fore coming upon a purely Stocktonian turn 
of thought, which reveals the authorship quite 
as surely as the signature does. In his way 
he is quite as individual as Mark Twain, and 
his humor is as distinctively American. While 
it is likely that in the time to come Mr. Stock- 
ton will be best known by his short stories, 



it is also true that his whimsical manner is 
admirably adapted to a longer work of an 
easy-going, fluent sort, in which a great deal 
of space is given to the droll narrative of 
trifles strung together by the slenderest of 
threads. It may be that the thread is too 
tenuous to last well, and that the longer tales 
will be the first to succumb to the ravages of 
time, but meanwhile let us be duly thankful 
that we have them. 

"A Bicycle of Cathay," which appeared as 
a serial in Harper's, is a thoroughly typical 
piece of work, from the punning conceit of 
the title-page to the end. In one sense in- 
credibly little happens. A country school 
teacher goes on a bicycle tour, meets three 
attractive young women one after the other, 
and returns after all to the pretty doctor's 
daughter who had thoughtfully given him, 
the quinine pills for his journey. Few writ- 
ers would have the hardihood to construct 
a novel on so slight a frame. But Mr, 
Stockton fills up the narrative with such an 
easy flow of incident and such a variety of 
absurd situations that the reader is insen- 
sibly beguiled from page to page. The story 
is told in the first person, and it needed a 
delicate touch to make the handsome school 
teacher tell without offence how these four 
pretty young women surrendered to his 
charms at first sight. What with sudden 
showers, bicyclists with sprained ankles, wan- 
dering trained bears and other such small in- 
cidents as. may befall a bicyclist in a common- 
place country like Cathay, where only the 
young women are dangerous, the reader's 
time is filled most pleasantly. (Harper. 
$1.50.) Mail and Express. 



St. Nicholas Book of Plays and Operettas. 

THIS is a collection of plays in prose and 
verse some of them, as the title indicates, 
accompanied by music which have appeared 
from time to time in the pages of St. Nicholas 
during the entire life of that young folks'" 
magazine. It includes such favorites as- 
"The Ballad of Mary Jane," a shadow-play, 
by Henry Baldwin, which can be performed 
in any parlor, and which in the present vol- 
ume is illustrated with silhouettes; Dr. Ed- 
ward Eggleston's "House of Santa Claus," 
a Christmas fairy-show; and Elbridge S. 
Brooks's "The Land of Nod," an operetta. 
A veritable treasure-house of amusement for 
long winter evenings. The book is hand- 
somely printed, and has a tinted title-page 
and an attractive colored cover by T. B 
Hapgood. (Century Co. $l.) 



THE LITERARY NEWS. 



{February, 1901 



literati} 3tem 



> Eclectic iWontf)l| ItefaCefo of Current fUteraturr. 
EDITED BY A. H. LEYPOLDT. 

FEBRUARY, 1901. 
THE BOOKS OF 1900 

WHILE every magazine and newspaper in 
every country is giving its readers statistics 
regarding the book production of the year that 
ended a century the thoughts come and stay: 
Which of the books born in 1900 will be alive 
in the year 2000? Which show the elements 
even of the life of an ordinary generation? 
What has been added to the literature of the 
world that will elevate, inspire and comfort 
our children and children's children? 

Book-life is as mysterious and uncertain as 
human life ! 

We give below a table of statistics compar- 
ing the book production of last year and the 
year 1899. A special feature of 1900 was the 
new lease of life taken in new garments of 
the books that really have lived for many gen- 
erations. The good novels, the well-loved 
poets, the many "books that are books" which 
the publishers have had edited by experts and 
made ready for the shelves of the steadily in- 
creasing libraries, outnumbered the new books 
in their special classes a great lesson to 
those who read the signs of the times ! 





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CLASSES. 


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"I 


*1 


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Law ' . 


74<) 


18, 


6,6 


662 


Juveniles 






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431 


10 


Theology and Religion 
Political and Social Science 


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27 


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37 


Biography, Correspondence 


288 


22 


225 


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Poetry and Drama 
Literature and Collected Works 
Physical and Mathematical Science. . 
Description, Geography, Travel 
Medicine and Hygiene 
Fine Arts ; 11. Gift Books 
Useful Arts 


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190 

'94 


31 

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33 


102 

187 

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143 


208 

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63 


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Within the last few years it has been proven 
that the first popularity of a book has abso- 
lutely nothing to do with its final place in lit- 
erature. The psychology of the reading craze 
that has made all the world wonder as novel 
after novel found its 100,000 readers and some 



two, three and four times that number is 
worthy of study. An American writer has 
recently sought the aid of scientific phraseolo- 
gy to explain the mystery. He says : "Such 
phenomena indicate an interruption of the ac- 
tion of the higher brain centres and, in conse- 
quence, an undue activity of the lower brain 
centres;" and he thinks that a diffused hyp- 
notic suggestion is at the bottom of the big 
sales enjoyed by many novels of the past few 
years. 

Under these conditions it is cheering to find 
the publishers depending upon healthy brains 
enough to make it profitable to bring out the 
literature which has established its claim to 
permanence. 

Humor was almost entirely absent from 
the books of 1900. Bangs, Stockton, and 
"Mr. Dooley" gave us some studies of human 
nature with this rare element of life, but as 
a rule all was serious, although not as hope- 
less and pessimistic as in some of the years 
gone by. 

The year brought several fine biographies 
of men who have left the world wiser, bright- 
er and better; and books on art, music, and 
drama appeared which will prove of perma- 
nent benefit to those who study diligently as 
well as to those who only enjoy. Musicians 
and actors and actresses received special at- 
tention. 

Thirty-five books dealt specially with wom- 
an, her place in the world, her rights and 
duties, her chances in business, her privileges 
at home, her means of making herself beau- 
tiful physically and mentally, and her great 
opportunity to right many wrongs in the 
opening century. 

Fifty-three volumes were published on 
South Africa, the Boers and President Kru- 
ger, and twenty-five treated of China, many of 
them taking their origin in the new political 
problems that make all information about 
these countries of vital importance. 

The literature of science, especially of ap- 
plied science, received very important addi- 
tions, and all the various inventions con- 
nected with electricity may be studied with 
profit in the books of 1900. 

Next month we shall give a list of one hun- 
dred books chosen from the 4500 new books 
of last year, which may be of use to those 
who wish to buy books worth keeping as well 
as reading. Libraries are excellent make- 
shifts to many, but they can never take the 
place of a well -stocked book-case which has 
been filled slowly and steadily with regard to 
individual interests and tastes, and better than 
all at some personal sacrifice. 



February, 1901] 



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WORKS ON QUEEN VICTORIA AND 
HER REIGN. 

THE death of Queen Victoria will no doubt 
bring out a large number of new books, and 
the re-issue of old ones, dealing with her life 
and reign. Notwithstanding the apparent nu- 
merous proofs to the contrary, the Queen 
was averse to having pictures and photo- 
graphs made of herself granting the priv- 
ilege to painters and photographers very rare- 
ly and at long intervals. Also but few liter- 
ary works concerning her personality were 
made public with her permission. Notable 
among these, as it was also the first, was the 
volume entitled "Leaves from the Journal of 
Our Life in the Highlands, 1848-1861," de- 
scribing the Queen's visit to Scotland with 
the Prince Consort, just before the death of 
the latter. The work, which was edited by 
A. Helps, was published in this country by 
Harper & Brothers. 

The most intimate life of the Queen ever 
published was that which appeared "by royal 
authority," at the time of the Diamond Jubilee 
in 1897. This was prepared at Windsor by 
the Queen's librarian, Richard R. Holmes, 
and published in this country by the Century 
Company. It is declared that the Queen her- 
self read the proofs of this book. Unfortu- 
nately for the would-be purchaser but few 
copies now remain unsold of the very limited 
edition. 

All the publishers having books about Queen 
Victoria will bring them to the front once 
more, and many new volumes will also prob- 
ably be put on the market. The number of 
books treating of the Victorian era is very 
large, as these books cover the political and 
literary history of England during sixty-four 
years. We give below the books published 
in America that deal specially with the per- 
sonality of Queen Victoria as entered in the 
American Catalogue and Publishers' Weekly 
Record to date: 

Arnold, E. Victoria, Queen and Empress: 
the sixty years. (Poem.) 1897. 50 c. 
Longmans. 

Austin, Alfred. Victoria. [Jubilee ode ] 
25 c. Macmillan. 

Chegwidden, T. C. Victoria Britannia; or. 
celebrate the reign: plan for celebrating 
the reign of Queen Victoria by the inau- 
guration of political changes in the British 
constitution. 1879. 75 c. Barnes. 

Choral songs in honor of Queen Victoria. 
Macmillan. 

Craik, Mrs. D. M. Fifty golden years: in- 
cidents in the life of Queen Victoria 1887 
$2.50. Tuck. 



Dalgleish, W. S. Life of Queen Victoria. 

$i. Nelson. 

Doran, J. Lives of the Queens of England 

of the -house of Hanover. 1890. 2 v. 

$2.50. McKay. 

Fawcett, M. G. Life of Her Majesty, Queen 

Victoria. 1895. $1.25. 

Roberts ; Little, Brown & Co. 

Graham, P. A. Victorian Era. 1897. $L 

Longmans. 

Greenaway, Kate. Queen Victoria's jubilee 
garland. 1887. 50 c. Routledge. 

Greville, Charles C. F. Same. Pt. 2, Jour- 
nal of the reign of Queen Victoria, 1837- 
1852. 1885. 2 v. $4. Appleton. 

Same. Pt. 3, Journal of the reign of Queen 
Victoria, 1852-1860. 1887. $2. Appleton. 

Greville, Charles C. F. Greville memoirs: 
journal of the reigns of King George iv., 
King William iv., and Queen Victoria. 8 
v. ea., $2. Longmans. 

Hall, A. D. Victoria, Queen and Empress. 
10 c. Street. 

Henry, Mrs. S. M. I. Victoria. 60 c. 

Methodist Bk. Concern. 

Hodge, Mrs. K. Fifty years a queen. (Jubi- 
lee ed.) 1887. $i. Belford, Clark & Co. 

Holmes, R. R. Queen Victoria. Subscrip- 
tion, pap., $15. Century Co. 

Humphrey, Mrs. F. A. Queen Victoria at 
home. 1885. 50 c. Lothrop. 

Kirton, John W. True royalty : life of Queen 
Victoria. 1888. $i. Ward, Lock & Co. 

Lippincott, Mrs. S. J. Queen Victoria: her 
girlhood and womanhood. 1883. $1.50; 
$2. J. R. Anderson & Allen. 

Low, F. H. Queen Victoria's Dolls. $5. 
M. Ward. 

Marsh, C. and O'R. L. E. Our sovereign 
lady. 1887. 50 c. Randolph. 

Morris, C. Queen Victoria: her sixty years' 
reign and Diamond Jubilee, subs., $1.50: 
$2. W. W. Wilson. 

Private life of the Queen, by a member of 
the Royal Household. $1.50. Appleton. 

Smith, George B. Life of Queen Victoria. 
(Jubilee ed.) 1887. $3. (People's ed.) 
1887. $i. Routledge. 

Tooley, Mrs. Sa. A. Personal life of Queen 
Victoria. 1897. $2. Dodd, Mead & Co. 

Tullock, W. W. Story of the life of Queen 
Victoria. 1887. $1.25. Armstrong. 

Valentine, Mrs. Laura Jewry. Life of Vic- 
toria, our Queen and Empress; for chil- 
dren. 1897. bds., 50 c. Warne. 

Victoria, Queen. Leaves from the journal of 

our life in the Highlands, 1848-1861. $1.75. 

Harper. 

Victoria. Queen. More leaves from the jour- 
nal of a life in the Highlands, 1862-1882. 
1884. $4. Scribner. 

-^Same. 25 c. ; 15 c. Harper. 

Ward, Thomas H. Reign of Queen Victoria. 
1887. 2 v. ea., $4. Cassell. 

Williamson, D. Same. Large-pap, ed. net, 
$18. Macmillan. 

Williamson, D. Queen Victoria: a souvenir 
of the record reign. 1897. leath., 50 c. 
Ward, Lock & Co. 

Wilson, R. Life and times of Victoria. 2 v. 
ea., $3. Cassell. 



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[February, 1901 



Headings from Nero Cooks. 

Remembering Happier Things. 

THEIR eyes met and read for a moment all 
the awe of destiny. They strolled along in si- 
lence, with only the solemnity of the sea be- 
tween them. 

"It is difficult to say," he finally murmured, 
"just how fatal remembrance may be. What 
to one is an obstacle, to another is a stepping 
stone. You and I are different only in this, you 
leap impedimenta, I painfully climb over them." 

She was ready-witted enough now to an- 
swer him in his own strain. She was also 
somewhat moved. 

"Ah, leaping may make one breathless 
enough and tear one up sadly inwardly and 
outwardly. You have, at any rate, succeeded, 
while, to-day, I feel as if I had failed." 

"I fervently hope," he said, "it is but a 
mood, for you were not born to be frustrated." 

"And you are happy?" 

He hesitated. 

"What is happiness?" 

"Oh, gratified ambitions," she said prompt- 
ly; "they alone give it. The affections tor- 
ment." 

"To me happiness seems a scope for the 
highest uses of our activity for the develop- 
ment of our best aptitudes and talents. I 
found this, I suppose, when I embraced the 
military career, and therefore I am happy." 

"Then you agree with me that love " 

"Is torture? Yes, the selfish side of it. 
The wanting those we love to love us back 
again; to live the life we plan for them, not 
theirs; to minister to our pride, caprice and 
comfort. The love which knows no price, 
asks no reward, looks for no gratitude that 
alone has dignity, that alone has value." 

It was hard for her to soar, she had so 
clipped her wings ; but the rudiments, it seems, 
are in us all -hers pushed for a moment to 
the light. 

"I think I understand you," she said quite 
softly. "That would be patriotism, philan- 
thropy, religion ; things that are noble and do 
not debase; things that for an instant uplift 
us out of ourselves, out of our squalor, to 
the stars." 

He looked at her astonished. "When you 
left me, Gabriella, I had time to think of all 
these things long and bitterly. I knew I had 
but tried to cripple you, never to help you; 
I was all to my own aims and hopes. I was 
so young! I thought women were meant to 
further these. Dunham! What folly! I 
ought to have guessed you were made for the 
world. What an egotist, what a fool I was !" 

"No, never that, and always generous." 
She began to feel somewhat exhausted, as 
people of the plain are wont to feel on moun- 
tain heights. She brought him back to lower 
latitudes. 

"Here's my carriage. It is late. I will not 
ask you to come to me to-night; I will first 
call upon your wife and daughters. I may 
do so, n'est ce pas?" she said simply. 

"They will be charmed and honored." He 
lifted his hat. 

The footman sprang to the box, the horses 
pranced to the coachman's teasing whip. 
Mrs. Clyde waved her parasol. 



"Yet once she had leaned to his kiss, 
And once he had known her tears." 

(Appleton. $1.50.) From Julien Gordon's 
".Mrs. Clyde." 



Mark Pattison. 

PURITANISM, Anglicanism, Catholicism had 
successively widened his religious concep- 
tions, each in turn falling from him like a 
worn-out garment, till he became Pantheist 
on the positive side, negatively Agnostic. 
Religion he esteemed as a good servant but 
a bad master; the idea of Deity, he told one 
of his querists, was "defecated to a pure 
transparency." Faith he defined as "belief in 
the unproved;" and what he could not prove 
that he would not believe. This discrepancy 
between esoteric conviction and professional 
status troubled him not at all. He acknowl- 
edged to Thorold Rogers, who had v aban- 
doned the Anglican ministry, his own* disbe- 
lief in what those who hold them call the 
fundamental verities of Christianity; but said 
that as a young man he had adopted in good 
faith the doctrines of the English Church, 
had shaped his life to meet its demands, was 
too old now to make a change injurious to 
himself. It left him cynical. He declined to 
acknowledge the obligation of self-sacrifice; 
pronounced Montaigne's dictum, that to aban- 
don self-enjoyment in order to serve others 
is unnatural and wrong, "a refreshing pas- 
sage;" quoted with approval Goethe's para- 
dox, "I know not myself, and God forbid I 
ever should." In his sister Dora's heroism, 
which, in spite of Miss Londsale's book, all 
England honored, he saw only self-glorifica- 
tion and misdirected energy. He lectured 
once at Birmingham while she was combating 
smallpox at Walsall ; she came over to greet 
him, not having seen him for years. "What, 
Dora !" was his only salutation, "still cutting 
off little Tommy's fingers and little Jemmy's 
toes?" It left him pessimist. As student of 
history and politics he had seen one after 
another millennium prevented by the thwart- 
ing spirit which, saevo laeta negotio, loves 
unweariedly to spite humanity; Hellenic civ- 
ilization in one century, "New Learning" in 
another, political reform in his younger days, 
social emancipation in his maturity. He re- 
fused to believe in the progressive happiness 
of mankind, and laughed to scorn the amia- 
ble Tennysonian commonplace that good will 
be the final end of ill. It left him, happily, 
as it found him, a devotee of knowledge. 
He was as nearly omni-erudite as man can be 
in omni-parient days : one who knew him well 
said of him that you may dig into any por- 
tion of his mind with certainty of turning 
up a nugget. In the book-lined gallery which 
opened out of his drawing-room he would 
sit or stand, in the short morning coat which 
he affected as a dinner dress, the centre of 
a group of guests, picked men from many 
walks of thought, scientist, esthetic, literary: 
as each proffered his own patented topic Pat- 
tison would take it up and handle it with 
swift, clear, exhaustive analysis, ending al- 
ways with an apologetic, "But, you know, it's 
not my subject." (Cassell. $2.50.) Frnm 
Tuck-well's "Reminiscences of Oxford." 



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Jim and His Jewel. 

ROMANCE had singled Jim for its own and 
that was the true part of the story, which 
otherwise was all wrong. He did not hide 
his Jewel. In fact, he was extremely proud 
of it. 

"It comes to me now that I had, on the 
whole, seen very little of her. What I re- 
member best is the even, olive pallor of her 
complexion and the intensely blue-black 
gleams of her hair, flowing abundantly from 
under a small crimson cap she wore far back 
on her shapely head. Her movements were free, 
assured, and she blushed a dusky red. While 
Jim and I were talking, she would come and 
go with rapid glances at us, leaving on her 
passage an impression of grace and charm and 
a distinct suggestion of watchfulness. Her 
manner presented a curious combination of 
shyness and audacity. Every pretty smile was 
succeeded swiftly by a look of silent, repressed 
anxiety, as if put to flight by the recollection 
of some abiding danger. At times she would 
sit down with us and, with her soft cheek 
dimpled by the knuckles of her little hand, 
she would listen to our talk ; her big clear eyes 
would remain fastened on our lips, as though 
each pronounced word had a visible shape. 
Her mother had taught her to read and write ; 
she had learned a good bit of English from 

Jim, and she spoke it most amusingly, with 
is own clipping, boyish intonation. Her 
tenderness hovered over him like a flutter of 
wings. She lived so completely in his con- 
templation that she had acquired something of 
his outward aspect, something that recalled 
him in her movements, in the way she 
stretched her arm, turned her head, directed 
her glances. Her vigilant affection had an 
intensity that made it almost perceptible to 
the senses; it seemed actually to exist in the 
ambient matter of space, to envelop him like 
a peculiar fragrance, to dwell in the sunshine 
like a tremulous, subdued, and impassioned 
note. I suppose you think that I, too, am ro- 
mantic, but it is a mistake. I am relating to 
you the sober impressions of a bit of youth, 
of a strange uneasy romance that had come in 
my way. I observed with interest the work 
of his well good fortune. He was jealously 
loved; but why she should be jealous, and of 
what, I could not tell. The land, the people, 
the forests were her accomplices, guarding 
him with vigilant accord, with an air of se- 
clusion, of mystery, of invincible possession. 
There was no appeal, as it were; he was 
imprisoned within the very freedom of his 
power, and she, though ready to make a foot- 
stool of her head for his feet, guarded her 
conquest inflexibly as though he were hard 
to keep. The very Tamb' Itam, marching on 
our journeys upon the heels of his white lord, 
with his head thrown back, truculent and be- 
weaponed like a janissary, with kris, chopper, 
and lance (besides carrying Jim's gin) ; even 
Tamb' Itam allowed himself to put on the airs 
of uncompromising guardianship, like a surly, 
devoted jailer ready to lay down his life 
for his captive. On the evenings when we sat 
up late his silent, indistinct form would pass 
and repass under the verandah, with noise- 
less footsteps, or lifting my head I would un- 



expectedly make him out standing rigidly erect 
in the shadow. As a general rule he would 
vanish after a time, without a sound; but 
when we rose he would spring up close to us 
as if from the ground, ready for any orders 
Jim might wish to give. The girl, too, I be- 
lieve, never went to sleep till we had sepa- 
rated for the night. More than once I saw 
her and Jim through the window of my room 
come out together quietly and lean on the 
rough balustrade two white forms very 
close, his arm about her waist, her head on his 
shoulder. Their soft murmurs reached me, 
penetrating, tender, with a calm, sad note in 
the stillness of the night, like a self-commun- 
ion of one being carried on in two tones. 
Later on, tossing on my bed under the mos- 
quito-net, I was sure to hear slight creakings, 
faint breathing, a throat cleared cautiously 
and I would know that Tamb' Itam was still 
on the prowl. (Doubleday, Page & Co. $1.50.) 
From Conrad's "Lord Jim." 

What Need a Woman Know? 

IT wo'uld be futile to attempt to relate the 
history of Elisabeth Farringdon without tell- 
ing in some measure what her school-days 
did for her; and it would be equally futile to 
endeavor to convey to the uninitiated any 
idea of what that particular school meant 
and still means to all its daughters. 

When Elisabeth had left her girlhood far 
behind her, the mere mention of the name. 
Fox How, never failed to send thrills all 
through her, as God Save the Queen, and 
Home, Sweet Home have a knack of doing: 
and for any one .to have ever been a pupil 
at Fox How, was always a sure and certain 
passport to Elisabeth's interest and friendli- 
ness. The school was an old, square, white 
house, standing in a walled garden ; and those 
walls enclosed all the multifarious interests 
and pleasures and loves and rivalries and 
heart-searchings and soul-awakenings which 
go to make up the feminine life from twelve 
to eighteen, and which are very much the 
same in their essence, if not in their form, 
as those which go to make up the feminine 
life from eighteen to eighty. In addition to 
these, the walls enclosed two lawns and an 
archery-ground, a field and a pond overgrown 
with water-lilies, a high mound covered with 
grass and trees, and a kitchen-garden filled 
with all manner of herbs and pleasant fruits 
in short, it was a wonderful and extensive 
garden, such as one sees now and then in 
some old-fashioned suburb, but which people 
have neither the time nor the space to lay out 
nowadays. It also contained a long, straight 
walk, running its whole length and shaded by 
impenetrable greenery, where Elisabeth used 
to walk up and down, pretending that she 
was a nun; and some delightful swings and 
see-saws, much patronized by the said Elisa- 
beth, which gave her a similar physical thrill 
to that produced in later years by the mention 
of her old school. 

The gracious personality which ruled over 
Fox How in the days of Elisabeth had mas- 
tered the rarely acquired fact that the word 
educate is derived from educo, to draw out, 
and not (as is generally supposed) from addo, 
to give to; so the pupils there were trained 



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[February, 1901 



to train themselves, and learned how to 
learn a far better equipment tor life and 
its lessons than any ready-made cloak of 
superficial knowledge, which covers all in- 
dividualities and fits none. There was no 
cramming or forcing at Fox How; the ob- 
ject of the school was not to teach girls how 
to be scholars, but rather how to be them- 
selves that is to say, the best selves which 
they were capable of 'becoming. High char- 
acter rather than high scholarship was the 
end of education there ; and good breeding 
counted for more than correct knowledge. 
Not that learning was neglected, for Elisa- 
beth and her school-fellows worked at their 
books for eight good hours every day; but 
it did not form the first item on the pro- 
gramme of life. 

And who can deny that the system of Fox 
How was the correct system of education, at 
any rate, as far as girls are concerned? Un- 
less a woman has to earn her living by teach- 
ing, what does it matter to her how much hy- 
drogen there is in a drop of rain-water, or in 
what year Hannibal crossed the Alps? But 
it will matter to her infinitely, for' the re- 
mainder of her mortal existence, whether she 
is one of those graceful, sympathetic beings, 
whose pathway is paved by the love of man 
and the friendship of woman ; or one of that 
much-to-be-blamed, if somewhat-to-be-pitied, 
sisterhood, who are unloved because they are 
unlovely, and unlovely because they are un- 
loved. (Appleton. $1.50.) From Fowler's 
"The Farringdons." 

A Haunt of Ancient Peace. 

SUNNINGWELL, as the Mores knew it, was 
known to few. But Sunningwell Minster 
was known to all antiquarians and architects. 
The old brown church, dedicated to St. Au- 
gustine, stood under the Castle Hill amongst 
and above the old brown houses of the town, 
occupying a broad, level space some three 
hundred yards long, into which the "rustic 
cackle of the bourg" never intruded. Sun- 
ningwell Close was, like many other English 
closes, a place of ancient greensward, lime- 
trees, and old houses, some venerable, some 
respectable, and all peaceful ; afternoon quiet, 
solemn bells, clerks and clerical birds, so like 
each other that you would not have been 
surprised to see a minor canon fly up into a 
gargoyle's mouth with a straw in his beak, 
or a grey-headed jackdaw put on a surpljce 
and hood, and walk behind the verger with 
the silver mace ; and the very starlings seemed 
to have been hatched in the same nests as 
the chorister boys who shot at them with 
their catapults. 

The population of the Close was of the 
type usual in closes. A courteous and digni- 
fied dean, who had been a college tutor at 
Oxford, and had a reputation of having been 
a fine scholar, and being at present a some- 
what difficult person to deal with. Canons and 
canons' wives, well connected and well bene- 
ficed ; minor canons who looked forward to 
chapter livings, and those whom Mr. More 
called "the inferior clergy," chapter officials 
and humbler dependents, who discharged le- 
vitical offices in and out of the Minster; for 
all of whom the Minster was a centre of in- 



terest, a magnet to retain them in this par- 
ticular spot, and a supply of daily occasion. 
The details might be petty and obscure, but 
Sunningwell Close was an epitome of greater 
things, and in a limited compass the tradition 
of a sober-suited religion, and the use and 
wont and historic dignity of the Church of 
England, was there. Go to Rome and Seville, 
and for all the gorgeous vestments and pro- 
cessions, you will find nothing more dignified 
and sedately religious than the English ca- 
thedral, with its daily services and its quiet 
precincts, hallowed as it is moreover by the 
pure and peaceful traditions of English do- 
mestic life. We may wish that more of the 
ancient grandeur of ritual had been spared 
by the Reformers, and that much had been 
preserved which Geneva and Frankfort could 
not endure. We should have been better off 
now if the brotherhoods of Glastonbury, 
Reading, and St. Albans had been reformed, 
not abolished. Philip More always spoke of 
the suppression of the monasteries as "the 
stupidest thing in English history. The mon- 
astic system," he said, "with its good and its 
evil, is gone, and we cannot restore it if we 
would ; but the English Cathedral and Cathe- 
dral Close, like the English Constitution, has 
weathered the storms of the sixteenth and 
seventeenth centuries, and still remains, a 
'soft green isle' in the waste of years." 
(Button. $1.50.) From Cornish's "Sun- 
ningwell." 

Foreword to Winsome Womanhood. 

"O Lord and Master of us all, 
Whate'er our name or sign, 
We own Thy sway, we hear Thy call, 
We test our lives by Thine." 

THIS little book has been written for 
women, with a wish and hope that it may 

Krove suggestive and helpful to the girl in 
er teens, who faces so many problems, and 
stands before an unknown future, to the older 
woman bearing the responsibilities of middle 
life, and to her whose outlook is toward the 
setting sun. God is so good to us all in these 
days of large movement and increasing priv- 
ilege, that more than ever before we owe 
to Him a debt of grateful love. 

Our whole-hearted devotion is not too 
much to offer him. It is our highest honor 
that we may work for God in this world of 
His, and that every day may be a stepping- 
stone toward heaven! 

I have called the book "Winsome Woman- 
hood" because it is my firm belief that we are 
strongest as we are gentlest, that the "loving 
are the daring," and that the ideal Christian 
woman should be especially serene, tender, 
and full of charm. In the Twentieth Cen- 
tury, with Martha, she may be enterprising, 
busy, and efficient, but with Mary also, she 
shall find time at the Master's feet. 

Never has there been a greater occasion for 
the Christian woman to take a firm stand for 
the principles which she has avowed. Never 
in our modern days has society so insidously 
opposed the claims of simple Christianity. The 
opportunity not only invites ; it is urgent and 
imperative, and women cannot evade it. May 
all who read these pages accept the Lord 
Jesus as their Master and Friend. (Revell. 
$1.25.) From Songster's "Winsome Woman- 
hood." 



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55 



A PEDIGREE. 

A TALE of the Gibson Man I'll tell, 

And how he met his fate. 

Now the Gibson Man was a Howling Swell 

And he always dressed exceedingly well; 

And his height was six feet eight. 

One day he met a Beardsley girl, 

Who set his manly heart awhirl, 

She was dressed in a splash, 

With a splotch for a sash, 

And her hair in a snaky curl. 

They met by chance in a motley crowd, 

The Gibson Man politely bowed. 

The Beardsley smiled in queer designs, 

And writhed herself in eccentric lines. 

And when she began 

To swirl her fan 

She captured the heart of the Gibson Man. 

Well, he made the Beardsley girl his wife, 

And they both lived happily all their life, 

And their dear little children are perfect jewels, 

They're seen in pictures of Peter Newell's. 

An Improvised Santa Claus. 

ONE Christmas day I left my family at one 
o'clock in the morning. Christmas saluta- 
tions were exchanged at that very sleepy hour, 
and 1 took the fast express to a certain sta- 
tion whence I could drive up country to a 
little church on a farm in which there had 
never been a Christmas service. It was a 
bitter cold morning, deep snow on the ground, 
and a furious north wind raging. The cli- 
mate is variable indeed out West. 

I hired a good sleigh and two horses, and 
drove to my destination. The church was a 
little old brick building right out on the 
prairie. There was a smouldering fire in a 
miserable, worn-out stove which hardly raised 
the temperature of the room a degree, al- 
though it filled the place with smoke. The 
wind had free entrance through the ill-fitting 
window and door-frames, and a little pile of 
snow formed on the altar during the service. 

After service I went to dinner at the near- 
est farm-house. Such a Christmas dinner it 
was ! There was no turkey, and they did not 
even have a chicken. The menu was corn- 
bread, ham, and potatoes, and few potatoes at 
that. There were two children in the family, 
a girl of six and a boy of five. My wife had 
put up a lunch for me fearing that I might 
not be able to get anything to eat in which 
there was a small mince-pie turnover; and 
the children had slipped a small box of candy 
in my bag as a Christmas gift. I produced 
the turnover, which by common consent was 
divided between the astonished children. 
Such a glistening of eyes and smacking of 
small lips you never saw ! 

"We didn't have any Christmas this year," 
said the small maiden. "Last year mother 
made us some potatoe men" (i. e., little ani- 
mal and semi-human figures made out of 
potatoes and matches, with buttons for eyes ; 
they go into many stockings among the very 
poor out West.) 

"But this year," interrupted the boy, "po- 
tatoes are so scarce that we couldn't have 
'em. Mother says that next year perhaps we 
will have some real Christmas." 

They were so brave about it that my heart 
went out to them. Children and no Christ- 
mas gifts! Only the chill, bare room, the 
wretched, meagre meal. Finally something 
occurred to me. After dinner I excused my- 
self and hurried back to the church. There 



were two baskets there which were used for 
the collection old, but rather pretty. I se- 
lected the best one. Fortunately I had in my 
grip a neat little "housewife" which con- 
tained a pair of scissors, a huge thimble, nee- 
dles, thread, a tiny little pin-cushion, an em- 
ery bag, buttons, etc. I emptied the con- 
tents into the collection basket, and gar- 
nished the dull little affair with the bright 
ribbon ties ripped off the housewife, and went 
back to the house. 

To the boy I gave my penknife, which hap- 
pened 'to be nearly new, and to the girl the 
church basket with_ the sewing-things for a 
work-basket. The joy of these children was 
one of the finest things I have ever witnessed. 
The face of the little girl was positively filled 
with awe as she lifted from the basket, one 
by one, the pretty and useful articles the 
housewife had supplied, and when I added 
the small box of candy that my children had 
provided me, they looked at me with feel- 
ings of reverence, almost as a visible incar- 
nation of Santa Claus. They were the cheap- 
est and most effective Christmas presents it 
was ever my pleasure to bestow. I hope to 
be forgiven for putting the church furniture 
to such a secular use. (Scribner. $1.25.) 
From Brady's "Recollections of a Mission- 
ary in the Great West." 

The Home of Joan of Arc. 

JUST beyond the church is the Joan of Arc 
cottage, an ugly building which has no charm 
in itself or in its surroundings. It looks 
more like a big shed than anything else, for 
the roof all slants one way from a very high 
wall at the front to a very low one at the 
back. The inside is kept as a museum, and it 
has all a museum's blankness and stiffness, 
with no suggestion of its ever having been 
occupied as a home. The old garden at the 
rear, with its narrow paths and little plots of 
flowers and vegetables, happily has a real 
touch of humility. You can fancy it is not 
unlike what it was in Joan's day, and the mind 
easily calls up the scene in those twilight 
hours of long ago when the simple shepherd 
maiden stood in this selfsame garden and 
heard mingled with the ringing of the bells 
from the near church those mysterious voices 
speaking to her. 

Three-fourths of a mile to the south of 
Domremy, on a hill slope overlooking the 
broad levels of the valley, stands a basilica 
with a slender golden spire, marking the spot 
where tradition says Joan first received the 
command from her voices to join the army 
and deliver France from its enemies. In the 
near view the building has a pomp and pre- 
tension not at all in keeping with its rural 
surroundings nor with the simple character 
of the peasant girl it glorifies. I only saw 
it once when it seemed to me truly beautiful 
and impressive. Conditions favored. It 
was late in the afternoon, and the lower part 
of the basilica was shadowed by the steep 
western hill, while the golden spire, touched 
by the rays of the evening sun, became a wand 
of flame against the sky. (Macmillan. 
$2.25.) From Johnson's "Along French 
Byways." 



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personal record of religious experiences on 
board ship for fifteen years. F. A. Stokes 
Co. 12, $1.50. 

The author of "The cruise of the Cachalot" 
and "Log of a sea waif," says of his latest 
book, supposed to be the personal observa- 
tions of a fo'c's'le hand, "I have tried to give 
a plain real picture of religious life at sea." 
His sketches are entitled: Religious life in 
the fo'c's'le; Godless days; The dawn; New 
sailing orders ; Halcyon days ; Testing time 
comes; Halting on the upward way: A long- 
felt want supplied; A dip into Tartarus; 
Mountain and valley; A steady setback; An 
appalling voyage; And last. 

CLARK, IMOGEN. The heresy of Parson Med- 

licott. T. Y. Crowell & Co. 12, (What. is 

worth while ser.) leatherette, 35 c. 

A plea for tolerance in the form of a story. 

Parson Medlicott broadens mentally as he 

grows old, and condones many innocent acts 



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he had previously condemned. Some of his 
parishioners find fault with him and criticise 
him, but the old man is unmindful of the 
rancor, and he pursues the even tenor of his 
way with the trusting heart of a child. 

DILLINGHAM, FRANCES BENT. A Christmas 
tree scholar, and other stories. T. Y. Crow- 
ell & Co. il. 12, (Sunshine lib.) 50 c. 
Eleven stories for as many holidays in the 
year. 

DOUGLAS, AMANDA MINNIE. A little girl in 
old Washington. Dodd, Mead & Co. 12, 
$1.50. 

The "little girl" of this story is Annis 
Bouvier, whose mother makes a second mar- 
riage when Annis is about six years old. An- 
nis gets a new father in Squire Mason, whom 
she learns to love, and the Mason children 
receive their new mother with flattering en- 
thusiasm. The doings of the young people, 
who fall in love and marry as they grow up, 
and go to Washington, and attend balls at 
the White House, are interestingly related. 
The story opens in Virginia just before the 
war of 1812. 

GORDON, C. W., ["Ralph Connor," pseud] 
Beyond the marshes. Revell. 12, (Ideal 
messages ser.) bds., net, 25 c. 

MARCHMONT, ARTHUR W. In the name of a 
woman : a romance ; il. by D. Murray Smith. 
F. A. Stokes Co. 12, $1.50. 

MUNROE, KIRK. Under the Great Bear; il. by 
Howard Giles. Doubleday, Page & Co. 
12, $1.25. 

The hero, a young mining engineer, is 
wrecked in mid-ocean; but he is rescued and 
makes his way to Newfoundland, where he 
soon becomes involved in difficulties with an 
English and French war-vessel on account of 
the illegal lobster trade in which his friends 
are engaged. Further on he has a series of 
exciting adventures on icebergs and with In- 
dians and Eskimos. 

REEVES, IRA L. Bamboo tales. Hudson-Kii 

berly Pub. Co. il. 16, 75 c. 

Stories of the Spanish-American war enti- 
tled: How the Spaniards campaigned in Lu- 
zon ; "Cougar" Dajy ; A dying Spaniard's 
request; Benito; The army mule; Comedy 
and carnage; How I saw Aguinaldo; What 
the wounded say and do; The fight of "Father 
Time"; Camp alarms; An encounter with 
Bolomen; "Carabao Bill"; "Paterno" the dis- 
graced mascot. 

HISTORY. 

ANDREWS, C. M. Historical development of 
modern Europe from the Congress of Vi- 
enna to the present time, 1815-1897. Stu- 
dents' ed. 2 v. in i v. Putnam, map, 8, 
$2.75- 

BROOKS, ELBRIDGE STREETER. The century 
book of the American colonies: the story 
of the pilgrimage of a party of young peo- 
ple to the sites of the earliest American 
Colonies ; introd. by F. J. De Peyster. Cen- 
tury Co. il. 8, $1.50. 

Beginning with Florida and Louisiana our 
old friends Uncle Tom Dunlap and his 
nephews and nieces, visit the first settlements 
of the colonies, along the coast to New York 



and through the New England States to the 
State of Maine. The history connected with 
these places is interestingly related, and the 
early struggles, physical hardships, religious 
persecutions of the settlers fully dealt with. 

DELLENBAUGH, F. S. North Americans of 
yesterday: a comparative study of North- 
American Indian life, customs, and pro- 
ducts on the theory of the ethnic unity of 
the race. Putnam. 8, net, $4. 
The basis of this volume is eight lectures 
given before the Lowell Institute in Boston 
in 1894. The author went among the West- 
ern tribes of Indians with the second Colora- 
do expedition with John Wesley Powell, 
founder of the Bureau of American Ethnolo- 
gy. He treats the Indians as a by-gone race. 
The author desires to rouse students to collect 
material that is now obtainable, but which 
will shortly be gone forever and to arouse 
a deeper public interest in the gathering of 
this material. His dissertations on the ma- 
terial already collected form an important 
feature of his book. 

LIVERMORE, T. L. Numbers and losses in the 
Civil War in America, 1861-65. Hough- 
ton, Mifflin & Co. 8, net, $i. 

NASH, VAUGHAN. The great famine and its 
causes: photographs by the author. Long- 
mans, Green & Co. map, 12, $2. 
Letters originally published in Manchester 

Guardian. 

ROBINSON, ALBERT GARDNER. The Philippines, 
the war and the people: a record of per- 
sonal observations and experiences. Mc- 
Clure, Phillips & Co. 8, $2. 
An historical summary of the Philippines, 
with a consideration of social and industrial 
conditions and a study of native character. 
The most of the material was originally con- 
tributed to the New York Evening Post in 
the form of letters, by a staff correspondent. 
The time covered is from 1899-1900. 



LIT 



ARBUTHNOT, G., ed. Shakespeare sermons 
preached in the Collegiate Church of Strat- 
ford-on-Avon, [1893-1900.] Longmans, 
Green & Co. il. 12, $i. 
It has been a custom for several years past 
of the Rev. George Arbuthnot, Vicar of the 
Collegiate Church, Stratford-on-Avon, to in- 
vite eminent preachers to address from the 
Shakespeare pulpit the audiences that assem- 
ble in commemoration of the birth of Shake- 
speare. These addresses are called "Shake - 
peare sermons." 

BRONSON, WALTER COCHRANE. A history of 
American literature ; designed primarily for 
use in schools and colleges. Heath. 16, 
80 c. 

FISH, DAN., comp. Lincoln literature : a bib- 
liographical account of books and pamphlets 
relating to Abraham Lincoln. Published 
by the Board Minneapolis Public Library. 
8, pap., $3.25. 

BALCH, EDWIN SWIFT. Glacieres; or, freez- 
ing caverns. Allen, Lane & Scott, il. pi. 
diagrams, 8, $5. 
Bibliography (3 p.). 



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BENHAM, W. G. Laws of scientific hand 
reading: pTactical treatise on the art com- 
monly called palmistry; il. from life. Put- 
nam. S, net, $5. 

The author is a successful business man 
who has quietly and carefully studied palmis- 
try as he might study economics or theology. 
By studying thousands of hands and tracing 
careers of their owners he has finally formu- 
lated as a science the exact laws of nature as 
written on human hands. He deprecates 
using the art of palmistry as a pastime, but 
thinks it should be studied carefully to teach 
people to know themselves and choose voca- 
tions in accordance with their natural gifts. 

BRYDEN, H. A. Animals of Africa. Dutton. 
il. 12, (Lib. for young naturalists.) $2. 

MARYON, MAUD. How the garden grew; il. 

by Gordon Browne. Longmans, Green & 

Co. 12, $1.50. 

Supposed to be the impressions and experi- 
ences of a young woman who spent the four 
seasons in an attempt to restore a desolated 
English flower garden. Some practical hints 
are contained. 



jBooks for tl)c JDonng. 



BURNS, ROB. Complete poetical works; with 

biographical introd., notes and glossary. 

T. Y. Crowell & Co. 2 v., il. por. 8, per 

set, $4. 

The present two-volume edition consists of 
a text carefully compared with all the most 
reliable editions, and is claimed to be the com- 
pletest ever published, as it contains several 
poems recently discovered. A carefully writ- 
ten biographical sketch is based on authentic 
records, and places the poet's life and charac- 
ter before the reader in a kindly light. There 
is a full index to the poems and also an 
index to the first lines. Also a full and ex- 
cellent glossary. 

BURTON, R. Ballad of the unsuccessful. 

Small, Maynard & Co. unp. sq. 12, pap., 

35 c. 
COLE, S. VALENTINE. In Scipio's gardens and 

other poems. Putnam. 12, $1.25. 

PHILLIPS, STEPHEN. Herod : a tragedy. J. 
Lane. 12, $1.50. 



HALLOCK, GERARD B. FLEET, D.D. The model 
prayer. T. Y. Crowell & Co. 12, (What 
is worth while ser.) leatherette, 35 c. 
Dr. Hallock discourses on the "Lord's 
prayer," but calls attention especially to the 
fact that Christ did not say, "Use this form 
of prayer," but rather "After this manner 
pray." 



BEARD, DAN. CARTER. The jack of all trades; 

"or, new ideas for American boys. Scrib- 

ner. il. 12, $2. 

Under "Fair weather ideas" and "Rainy 
day ideas," the author of "The American 
boys' handy book" offers another work, to 
help occupy boys' leisure time, and not only 
amuse them but instruct them, and give them 
facility with their hands and in handling 
tools. The first part has chapters on : Tree- 
top club houses ; Hunting without a gun ; 
The back-yard zoo; A back-yard fish-pond; 
Pigeon lofts and bantam coops ; How to make 
a back-yard .aviary ; A boy's back-yard work- 
shop, etc. Part second describes a home- 
made circus ; How to prepare and give " a 
boy's chalk-talk; A circus in the attic; How 
to make a panorama show, etc. 

GILDER, JEANNETTE LEONARD. The autobiog- 
raphy of a tomboy; pictures by Florence 
Scovel Shinn. Doubleday, Page & Co. 
12, buckram, $1.25. 

The story of a bright, high spirited adven- 
turous girl, from the time she is a small 
"mite" of four, until the end of her school 
days. It is told in the first person, and is 
probably a personal leaf out of the life of 
one of the editors of The Critic. 
MACKAIL, J. W. The little Bible : being the 
story of God's chosen people before the 
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ upon 
earth; written anew for children. Double- 
day & McClure Co., [for sale by Double- 
day, Page & Co.] 12, $i. 
A new edition of the author's "Biblia in- 
nocentium" containing the Old Testament 
stories rewritten for young people yet without 
making the text at all colloquial or depart- 
ing more than necessary from the original. 

FROST, W. H. Fairies and folk of Ireland; 
il. by Sydney Richmond Burleigh. Scrib- 
ner. il. 12, $1.50. 

A re-telling for young and old of the myths 
and legends of Irish folk-lore, after the man- 
ner of his "Wagner story book," "The knights 
of the round table. 

SHAKESPEARE, W. Beginner's Shakespeare: 
No. i, Comedy of the tempest; abridged 
and ed. by Sarah Willard Hiestand; il. af- 
ter drawings by F. A. M. Retzsch. Heath, 
por. 12, (Heath's home and school clas- 
sics, no. I.) 25 c. ; pap., 15 c. 
This volume of Shakespeare is the first of 
the works of the dramatist to be edited for 
young people by Sarah Willard Hiestand; it 
is also the initial number of Heath's "Home 
and school classics," which embraces "Story 



MACGREGOR, G. HOGARTH CARNABY. When 

thou hast shut thy door; or, the quiet hour. 

T. Y. Crowell & Co. 12, (What is worth 

while ser.) leatherette, 35 c. 

How to spend the time, which the writer 
thinks every Christian ought to devote each 
day to meditation and communion with God. 

HUMOR AND SATIRE. 

BURGESS, GELETT. Nonsense almanac, 1901. 
F. A. Stokes Co. unp. 8, pap., 50 c. 



school classics for children," and "Young 
readers classics." The "Home and school 
classics" contains already a number of books 
chosen from the world's classics; it will be 
added to in the future regularly. As a rule 
the books will be printed entire; where ex- 
purgation may be required it will be done 
with as little change or omission as possible. 
Each book contains or will contain a brief 
account of its author, and of the noteworthy 
facts in connection with the work itself. See 
other titles in series under Young, Mulock, 
Goldsmith, Hamerton, Browne. 



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for 



Articles marked with asterisk are illustrated. 

Atlantic: The conditions of the recon- 
struction problem, Hilary A. Herbert. The 
new industrial revolution, Brooks Adams. 
The last phase of Napoleon, Goldwin Smith. 
A plea for New York, J. K. Paulding. 
The Tory lover, xm.-xvi., Sarah Orne Jew- 
ett. The essence of American humor, Charles 
Johnston. Confessions of a minister's wife. 

Mr. Smedley's guest, E. S. Chamberlayne. 
Outlook, John Hall Ingham. Penelope's 
Irish experiences, iv., Kate Douglas Wiggin. 

Making the crowd beautiful, Gerald Stan- 
ley Lee. The eleventh hour, Basil King. 
The great preacher (Allen's Life and Letters 
of Phillips Brooks). A century of American 
diplomacy, S. M. Macvane. Two books 
about Italy, Harriet Waters Preston. Rem- 
iniscences of Huxley, John Fiske. On a sol- 
dier fallen in the Philippines, William 
Vaughn Moody. 

Catholic World: Sweeter than all (poem), 
Caroline D. Swan. The Catholic church and 
the future, Hon. Judge Cortright. The story 
of a rivalry, Roscelyn Bayard Lee. The first 
snow (poem), Aloysius Coll. The port of 
coffins,* E. C Vansittart. The forbidding of 
the marriage, Edward F. Garesche. A song 
of the sea (poem),* Julian E. Johnstone. 
The church as she is, and as we present her, 
W. F. P. Stockley The painter of Heaven,* 
Mary F. Nixon-Roulet. French Canadian life 
and literature, Thomas O'Hagan, M.A., 
Ph.D. Timeliness of St. Paul's teaching, 
Rev. Ward Hunt Johnson, C.S.P. From a 
Greek island,* Clare Sorel Strong. Dr. 
Shields' Defense of revelation, Rev. James J. 
Fox, D.D. The unification of the Ursulines. 

Century: Humor and pathos of the sav- 
ings bank,* Richard Boughton. At third 
hand : a psychological inquiry, William Dean 
Howells. Some Americans abroad, n., "The 
man from Ochre Point, New Jersey,"* 
Charles Battell Loomis. The people at the 
top of the world, a tour through Siberia in 
search of Andree, I., Jonas Stadling. The 
helmet of Navarre, vn. (begun in August),* 
Bertha Runkle. The helping hand in East 
London, by the author of "All sorts and con- 
ditions of men," etc.,* Sir Walter Besant. 
A council of six,* Henry Holcomb Bennett. 

The steel industry of America,* Robert H. 
Thurston. "I ha.ve been blind so long," Lulu 
W. Mitchell. The Lannigan system with 
girls, by the author of "The cat and tfie 
cherub," etc.,* Chester Bailey Fernald. A 
remarkable American: Dr. William Pepper,* 
Francis Newton Thorpe. The steer with the 
marked hoof,* Walter H. Armsby. The play 
devil,* Earle Ashley Walcott. Examples of 
American portraiture, rv., portrait of the 
Honorable Alanson W. Beard,* painted by 
Frederick P. Vinton. The women: a mon- 
ologue by the author of "Sonny," etc.,* Ruth 
McEnery Stuart. An old world wooing, the 
prize story in The Century's third competi- 
tion for college graduates, Adeline M. Jen- 
ney, B.A. Her mountain lover, iv. (begun 



in November),* Hamlin Garland. An Eng- 
lish passion play, Rebecca Harding Davis. 
Nikko, Lilla Cabot Perry. Is sentiment de- 
clining?, by the author of "Women of the 
French salons," Amelia Gere Mason. Top- 
ics of the time: An old story with a new 
moral A humorist to the rescue Enlarge- 
ment of the White House. Open letters: 
Cole's old English masters; Sir Edwin Land- 
seer (John C. Van Dyke). 

Contemporary Review (January) : The 
Chinese wolf and the European lamb, E. J. 
Dillon. Mr. Phillips' "Herod," Stephen 
Gwynn. The war office, Togatus. England 
and Russia, J. Novicow. Farmers' villages, 
D. C. Pedder. The suffering God, a study 
in St. Paul, Emma Marie Caillard. Dublin 
University and the Irish Catholics, John H. 
Pigot. Shamanism, J. Stadling. Cycles and 
motors in 1000, Joseph Pennell. Women on 
education authorities, Laura E. Ridding. 
Concerning French and English, Augustus 
Breal. The Scottish church and the Scottish 
people, A. M. Fairbairn. 

Fortnightly Review (January) : Ireland 
and Irish land once more, T. W. Russell. 
Will England last the century?, Calchas. 
Lord Rosebery and the Liberal Imperialists. 
The painters of Seville, Arthur Symons. 
Maurice Hewlett, Frederick Harrison. The 
dawn of a reign, Giovanni Dalla-Vecchia. 
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Vernon Blackburn; J. 
Comyns Carr. An open letter to the Right 
Hon. the Secretary of State of the Home De- 
partment, Hon. Stephen Coldridge. A for- 
gotten prophet, W. S. Lilly. The "Fort- 
nightly" a retrospect. Lord Rosebery's 
"Napoleon," Judge O'Connor Morris. The 
concert in China, Diplomaticus. The Trans- 
vaal question from the Mussulman point of 
view, Ismail Kemal Bey. Technical educa- 
tion for girls, Honnor Morten. "Herod" at 
Her Majesty's Theatre, Senex. Correspond- 
ence. The housing question and the L. C. C., 
David S. Waterlow. China and reconstruc- 
tion : November, 1900, Robert Hart. 

Forum: Rehabilitation of the Democratic 
party, an ex-Democrat. Nationalization of 
the State Guards, Gen. T. M. Anderson. 
The spellbinders, Hon. William D. Foulke. 
Four legs and two legs, Major Henry A. 
Greene. Lessons of the election, Willis John 
Abbot. The anti-scalping bill, Hugh T. 
Mathers. The negro and education, Kelly 
Miller. Laws and usages of war at sea, Capt. 
C. H. Stockton, U. S. N. Sheep and the 
Forest Reserves, Charles S. Newhall. The 
status of Porto Ricans in our polity, Stephen 
Pfeil. The Monroe doctrine and the Hay- 
Pauncefote treaty, James G. Whiteley. 
Should woman's education differ from man's ?, 
Charles F. Thwing. American trade-unions 
and compulsory arbitration, Walter Mac- 
arthur. The dark in literature, Prof. Richard 
Burton. 

Harper's: Colonies and nation, Part 11.,* 
Woodrow Wilson. Before night, The Hon. 
Eleanor Norton. Captain Rogers: a story,* 
W. W. Jacobs. Two friends (poem), John 
Vance Cheney. The right of way: a novel, 
Part n. (conclusion),* Booth Tarkington. 



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The girl who was the ring : Indian folk tale,* 
George Bird Grinnell. Making progress: a 
story,* Grace King. Questions of usage in 
words, Brander Mathews.' Natchez's pass : 
a story,* Frederick Remington. Victor Hugo, 
artist, Part n.,* Paul Meurice. Love-letters, 
Prince Bismarck. The recovery: a story, 
Edith Wharton. 

Nineteenth Century . and After (January) : 
Midnight, December 3ist, 1900, Stephen Phil- 
lips. A new century and an old riddle, Hon. 
Mrs. Chapman. England's peasantry then 
and now, Rev. Dr. Jessopp. The admiralty 
and submarine boats, Edmund Robertson. 
On Spion Kop, L. Oppenheim. Scientific use 
of hospitals, Sir Michael Foster. The role 
of women in society, n., Hon. Lady Pon- 
sonby. "The sources of Islam," Moulvie 
Raffiudden Akmad. Hooliganism, John Tre- 
varthen. A day of purification, Henry Jeph- 
son. The Nicaragua canal question, Robert 
Bromley. Varying ideals of human beauty, 
Hon. John Collier. Current politics: (i) a 
Liberal view, Sir Wemyss Reid, (2) a Con- 
servative view, Sidney Low. The Catholic 
doctrine of indulgences, The Bishop of New- 
port. Note on the Papal indulgence at Ober- 
ammergau, The Editor. Lord Roberts on 
army reform. 

North American: To the person sitting in 
darkness, Mark Twain. Musings upon cur- 
rent topics, Benjamin Harrison, formerly 
President of the United States. John Mar- 
shall, statesman, H. C. Lodge, United States 
Senator from Massachusetts. What England 
ought to do, A Continental Observer. Amer- 
ican troops in the light of the Pekin expedi- 
tion, Captain Crozier, U. S. A. Legal safe- 
guards of sanity, Allan McLane Hamilton, 
M.D. Causes of the conservatism of England, 
Augustine Birrell. Practical efficiency of the 
banking law, J. B. Forgan, president of the 
First National Bank, Chicago. Plight of the 
Democratic party, Perry Belmont. The south 
and the negro ; Marion L. Dawson. "Substi- 
tutes for ship subsidies :" a reply, A. R. 
Smith. The great religions of the world, 
vi., Sikhism. and the Sikhs, Sir Lepel Griffin, 
K.C.S.I. Mark Twain: an inquiry, W. D. 
Howells. Victoria and her reign, Lady Jeune. 

Scribner's: Russia of to-day, iv., Central 
Asia,* Henry Norman. The angel at the 
grave, Edith Wharton. The reward (poem), 
Marie van Vorst. The stage reminiscences 
of Mrs. Gilbert,* Anne Hartley Gilbert 
The Greek galley (poem), George Cabot 
Lodge. Punishment and revenge in China, 
Thomas F. Millard. Modern Athens, second 
paper,* George Horton. The place of aban- 
doned gods, Arthur Colton. A jubilee pres- 
ent more adventures of the amateur cracks- 
man,* E. W. Hornung. Coming rain 
(poem), Joseph Russell Taylor. The sons 
of sleep (poem), Josephine Dodge Daskham. 
Carcassonne,* Ernest C. Peixotto. Albi,* 
Ernest C. Peixotto. The sence of nonsens'e, 
Carolyn Wells The point of view : The de- 
cline of hatred. Why commercialism? The 
unconscious aesthetic education. The field of 
art : architectural practice, mutuality, not in- 
dividuality. 



Citerarg Miscellany. 



.SCOTT'S "IVANHOE" REJECTED. The best lit- 
erary joke of the season in England is a 
batch of alleged opinions of the readers of 
certain London publishers to which a type- 
written copy of "Ivanhoe" was sent for ex- 
amination under a title which is now so tak- 
ing with manufacturers of historical fiction, 
"When John Was England's King." 

COLLIS P. HUNTINGTON WAS "RESPONSI- 
BILITY." The death of Collis P. Huntington, 
says the N. Y. Sun, makes it proper to say 
now that he was the "Responsibility" who 
offered through the Sun a year ago the prizes 
of $700 in what was widely known at the 
time as "The Man Without the Hoe" com- 
petition. That Mr. Huntingdon's prizes did 
not elicit any poetical production adequate to 
his own ideal was to be expected. The in- 
cident, however, is not the less hdnorable to 
his memory. 

HOPKINSON SMITH AND "UNCLE TOM'S 
CABIN." Mr. F. Hopkinson Smith, in an ad- 
dress recently delivered at Newton, Mass., 
the last home of Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, 
made the following statement concerning her 
greatest work : " 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' is the 
most vicious book that ever appeared. It 
compares with Kennan's first book on Russia. 
I could go into the prisons of the north to- 
day and write a similar book. The book pre- 
cipitated the war and made the North believe 
nothing but the worst of the South. We are 
not an inhuman people; we are all alike, we 
are Americans. It was an outrage to raise 
the North against the South. The book was 
an appalling, awful and criminal mistake." 

LITERARY PRESCRIPTIONS. For action read 
Homer and Scott. 

For conciseness read Bacon and Pope. 

For sublimity of conception read Milton. 

For vivacity read Stevenson and Kipling. 

For imagination read Shakespeare and Job. 

For common sense read Benjamin Franklin. 

For simplicity read Burns, Whittier and 
Bunyan. 

For smoothness read Addison and Haw- 
thorne. 

For interest in common things read Jane 
Austen. 

For humor read Chaucer, Cervantes, Rabe- 
lais and Mark Twain. 

For choice of individual words read Keats, 
Tennyson and Emerson. 

For the study of human nature read Shake- 
speare and George Eliot. 

For loving and patient observation of na- 
ture read Thoreau, Burroughs and Walton. 

GEORGE MEREDITH. "Mr. George Meredith," 
says M. A. P., "is perhaps the handsomest 
man in England. Even judged from the way 
he dresses, he has great artistic instincts, his 
coat being silver gray, in harmony with his 
beard and hair and in perfect sympathy with 
his rose-toned complexion, which is so fresh 
as to be almost like a child's. He lives in one 
of the most beautiful spots in the whole of 
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moment he is writing verse and not prose. 
He is a brilliant talker and is one of the few 
great men who talk as well as they write. 
From his looks you would judge him to be a 
pessimist, but from his conversation you are 
quite sure that he is the reverse. Life to him 
is an ever present joy; he loves every mo- 
ment of it. Once he was asked if he were 
not bored with being so much alone. He 
quickly answered 'Bored ! Never ! Why 
should I be bored if I have the intelligence to 
think?'" 

THE ORIGINAL LAURIE. The original of 
Miss Alcott's character of "Laurie," in "Little 
Women," says the N. Y. Times Saturday Re- 
view, has always been thought to be Ladislas, 
a Polish boy. Now, however, the truth, al- 
w.-ys suspected, comes out, that the Polish 
boy was only a very small part of "Laurie." 
The real "Laurie" turns out to be an Amer- 
ican boy who lived in Concord, was Miss Al- 
cott's playmate, and then moved out to Kan- 
sas. To this boy in his Western home Miss 
Alcott wrote regularly some of the most de- 
lightful letters that ever came from her pen, 
and in one of her last she acknowledges to 
him that he is the original "Laurie." All of 
these letters will now be published for the 
first time in the Ladies' Home Journal, which 
' has secured them. They will be edited by 
"Laurie" himself, who is Mr. Alfred Whit- 
man, now a successful and prominent lawyer 
in Kansas. The letters are said to give just 
that insight into Miss Alcott's loving charac- 
ter for which her admirers have so long 
waited. 

A CROSS FOR RUSKIN'S GRAVE. The work 
of carving the cross which is to be placed 
over Ruskin's grave at Coniston has begun. 
The cross is a free adaptation of the Ruth- 
well Cross, says The Athenaeum, a fine early 
English model, and it is of hard, greenstone 
from the Tilberthwaite quarries. The cross 
is nine feet tall, and the only words inscribed 
on it will be Ruskin's name and the dates 
1819-1900. The qualities and achievements of 
Ruskin will be indicated entirely by pictures, 
and we fear that this method is being over- 
done. It would take nearly half a column of 
our space to enumerate the carvings and their 
meanings. One side alone is to bear the bur- 
den of all this: "The west side, looking to- 
wards the mountains, represents his ethical 
and social teaching. At the bottom is the 
parable of the workmen receiving each his 
penny from the Master 'Unto this 'Last.' 
Then a design of 'Sesame and Lilies,' and, 
in the middle, Tors Clavigera,' the Angel of 
Fate holding the club key, and nail, which 
every reader of his works will easily recog- 
nize. Over that is the 'Crown of Wild Olive/ 
and at the top 'St. George and the Dragon.' " 
All that to recognize easily ! 

"QUINCY ADAMS SAWYER/' Apparently the 
custom, so conspicuous in New York, of 
decorating a shop window with interesting 
relics of a popular book has been transmitted 
to Boston, says the N. Y. Times Saturday 
Review, for we hear that the window of the 
Old Corner Bookstore, at School and Wash- 



ington Streets, has thus been made attractive 
to readers of "Quincy Adams Sawyer," by 
Charles Felton Pidgin. The artist's water- 
color sketches of some of the principal char- 
acters and incidents of the book are shown 
there and are attracting much attention. One 
sketch shows Silas Putnam mounted on the 
ridgepole of his barn, in his night clothes, on 
a cold night, blowing his trumpet for Ga- 
briel's call in anticipation of the end of the 
world. Another shows Quincy and Alice Pet- 
tingill singing a love song. There is Oba- 
diah Strout, the village singing master, in 
his extraordinary rig when he led the chorus 
in singing his "immortal" composition, "Hark 
and Hear the Eagle Scream." The best of 
the collection is that showing Zekiel Petten- 
gill and Huldy Mason sitting before the fire- 
place in loving embrace, with their backs to 
the observer, with the faces of the old folks 
looking in the door reflected in the mirror 
over the mantelpiece. There is also a pretty 
country picture of Hiram Maxwell and 
Mandy Skinner drawing water at the old- 
fashioned well. The C. M. Clark Publishing 
Company finds from the reports of some of 
the leading booksellers that though their first 
publication, "Quincy Adams Sawyer," has 
been out only since November 5, in some 
stores their novel was first and in some sec- 
ond in the list of best-selling books in Decem- 
ber. The great popularity of the book is 
shown by the fact that, after disposing of the 
first edition of 5000 and the second edition 
of 10,000, the publishers are now selling the 
third edition, the extraordinary demand for 
which necessitated an issue of 50,000 copies. 

RUBAIYAT OF RUBAIYAT COLLECTORS. 
AND as the Cock crew, One who stood before 
The Threshold of mine House, beat hard the Door, 

Cried, "Open! Lover of Old Books, I bring 
Your aching Shelves one rare Edition more!" 
Whether at Mosher's or at Roycrofton, 
Whether the Type in Black or Ruby run, 

Squeezed from the oozing Presses Drop by Drop, 
The printed Leaves keep falling, one by one. 

Some Book of Verse that no Collectors know 
Save only Me! With it afar I'd go 

And hide it, singing, in the Wilderness, 
Return, and mount the Tavern-Roof, and crow! 

Some for the Glories of this World must sigh, 
And some for Riches tell the strenuous Lie; 
Oh, let the Cook, the Cash, the Credit go, 
A Miser of rare Volumes let me die! 

Myself when young did eagerly frequent 
The Stalls antique, and many Shekels spent; 
Now Tier on Tier de Luxe Editions rise, 
And I upon the Quest am still intent. 

Once I remember stopping to address 
A Printer sweating o'er his noisy Press, 

"What print you?" With his half illiterate Tongue 

And when the Author of the Final Book 

Shall write the Lines whereon no Man may look, 

That single copy of the Wiser Word 
I'll steal from Heaven by any Hook or Crook! 

JOHN ALBERT MACY in N. Y. Times Saturday 



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CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS make the always- 
welcome announcement that Henry James has 
a new story ready. It is entitled "The Sa- 
cred Fount," and presents a clever series of 
character studies of a group of English men 
and women who meet for a few days at an 
English country house. A striking picture of 
contemporary English social life is given. 
Two new volumes are ready in the Music 
Lovers' Library, "The Opera Past and Pres- 
ent," by W. F. Apthorp; and "Choirs and 
Choral Music," by Arthur Mees. 

FORDS, HOWARD & HULBERT are the pub- 
lishers of "Nature's Miracles," by Elisha 
Gray, the noted electrician, whose sudden 
death has just shocked the scientific world. 
The work is in three volumes : Vol. i., Earth, 
air, water ; Vol. n., Energy, heat, light, sound, 
explosives; Vol. in., Electricity and mag- 
netism. The volumes contain familiar talks 
on science untechnical, lucid and fascinating 
in style. Professor G. Frederick Wright, au- 
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Mr. Gray : "I have been fairly amazed at the 
penetration of your insight into the subtile 
interconnections of the various sciences with 
each other." The work is just what the aver- 
age reader needs who wishes to be educated 
or who wishes to brighten up knowledge pre- 
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MARLIER & COMPANY, Boston, published 
several books last year that deserve a care- 
ful reading. In fiction they have "My New 
Curate," a story by the Rev. P. A. Sheehan ; 
"Weighed in the Balance," by Christian Reid ; 
and "The People of Our Parish," by Lelia 
Hardin Bugg; in poetry and literature there 
are "Studies in Poetry: Critical, Analytical, 
Interpretative," by Thomas O'Hagan ; and 
"Cithara Mea," poems, by the author of "My 
New Curate." History and biography are 
represented by "Episodes of Catholic His- 
tory;" "Was Savonarola Really Excommuni- 
cated?" an inquiry by Rev. J. L. O'Neil; and 
"Blessed Raymond of Capua," by Father Hy- 
acinth M. Cormier. Charles Francis Aiken 
has an important contribution to the literature 
of theology in "The Dhamma of Gotama, the 
Buddha and the Gospel of Jesus Christ." 

THE ROBERT CLARKE COMPANY brought out 
last year several books that have already been 
brought to the attention of our readers, but 
that have not yet had time to work their way 
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were MooreheaJ's "Prehistoric Implements," 
a reference book of all weapons, ornaments, 
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States ; "Recollections of a Lifetime," by Gen. 
Roeliff Brinkerhoff; "Shaksper Not Shake- 
speare," by William H. Edwards; "Songs of 
American Destiny," a vision of New Hellas, 
by William Norman Guthrie, one of the most 
remarkable volumes of poetry published in 
America for many years ; and "Ye Gods and 
Little Fishes," by James A. Henshall, a satire 
on the present greed for gold. A tenth edi- 
tion is just ready of "Etidorpha," by John 
Uri Lloyd. 

HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & Co. call special at- 
tention to their two notable volumes of the 
literature of the Victorian era, "Victorian 
Poets" and "A Victorian Anthology," Ed- 
mund Clarence Stedman's great contribu- 
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long reign just ended. The first ^book was 
revised and extended by a supplementary 
chapter to the fiftieth year of the period un- 
der review, and it has now reached its thir- 
tieth impression. Of the "Victorian Anthol- 
ogy" there are still a few copies remaining in 
the large paper edition in two octavo volumes. 
During February the publishers will bring 
out "The Life and Literature of the Ancient 
Hebrews," by Lynian Abbott; "The New 
Epoch for Faith." by George- A. Gordon ; and 
three novels, entitled "The Turn of the Road," 
by Eugenia Brooks Frothingham; "A Pillar 
of Salt," by Jennette Lee ; and "The Light of 
the World," an Easter story by Herbert D. 
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D. APPLETON & Co. bring out a new edition 
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member of the Royal Household, of which 
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readers." They will also have a most welcome 
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MARCH, 1901. 



No. 3. 




From " Private L'fe of King 



OSBORNE HOUSE, ISLE OF WIGHT. 



The Private Life of 

THIS sketch of the intimate life of Eng- 
land's new sovereign is presented with much 
sympathy and with great discretion. It 
brings the reader into close relationship with 
the man, showing him where he has touched 
the public heart, recounting at close range 
his life at Sandringham, in the country, at 
Marlborough House, as a student, observer, 
and churchman ; as a husband and father, as 
the arbiter of fashion and the patron of the 
race track. From this volume, which is said 
to be written by "a member of the royal 
household/' we make a few extracts which 
cannot fail to have wide interest at this time : 

"It is difficult to say whether the Prince 
is at his best among the people or in society. 
Those of the humbler classes who have come 
in contact with his Royal Highness are in- 
variably brought to regard him with the 
deepest affection and respect. They feel, 
when they are talking to him, that they are 
laying their troubles before a man who is 
absolutely sympathetic and genuinely anx- 
ious to alleviate them. It has been the 
Prince's lot to receive many scores of depu- 



King Edward VII. 

tations of wor'kingmen, and he will show 
their representatives as much courtesy as he 
would an assembly of crowned heads. He 
makes it a rule to enter fully into the subjects 
of such addresses, and frequently by his in- 
fluence will achieve for a little band of work- 
ers the end that they themselves are unable 
to bring about. When this is impossible, he 
will assure them in the kindest way that their 
wishes have his fullest sympathy, and that 
he will see them again at any time. More 
than once the excellent advice that he has 
given the working classes has proved of in- 
finite use and advantage to them. 

"When his position and the exigencies of 
his life are taken into consideration it cannot 
be said that the Prince is extravagant with 
his clothes, and perhaps it is the fact that he 
possesses the largest wardrobe in the world 
of uniforms and state robes that induces him 
to restrict himself in the matter of what may 
be called mufti. But what is wise economy 
in a Prince might be considered undue ex- 
travagance in a subject. It must be remem- 
bered that, as a matter of course, the Prince's 



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wardrobe includes every variety of attire for 
ordinary and for special use, so that suits for 
wear in town, or adapted for smart and quiet 
race meetings, are in abundance. His valets 
have charge of all shades and makes of 
tweeds, checks, shooting, fishing, and riding 
equipment and Norfolk suits, which the 
Prince's example has made so popular for 
country use There also are clothes used 
only for travelling, light, cool suits for wear 
at foreign watering places the Prince visits 
annually, besides fine furs and overcoats of 
every pattern and texture. 

"His sympathy for others has always been 
singularly acute. When an accident occurred 
to a sailor on the Serapis he was as deeply 
grieved as if it had injured one of his own 
relatives, and failed to shake off the shock he 
had sustained for several days. While visit- 
ing Holland in his yacht he went over from 
Flushing to Middleburg and made some pur- 
chases at a bric-a-brac shop. When the old 
Jew who kept the shop came on board with 
the goods it was apparent that he had discov- 
ered who his new customer was. He was 
dressed in his best clothes, and seemed loath 
to part with his goods except to the pur- 
chaser. The Prince very soon saw what the 
man wanted, and good-naturedly extending 
his hand greeted the old fellow with, 'I am 
the Prince of Wales.'" Appleton. $3.) 
From N. Y. Times Saturday Review. 



The Song of a Heart. 

"THE SONG OF A HEART/' by Helene Hall 
(Mrs. Gen. H. V. Boynton), is a journal 
in which entries are made only each Christ- 
mas, running from 1852 to 1896. It is a 
domestic study, dealing ostensibly with mar- 
ried love, but really serving as an excuse 
to pronounce judgment on many matters of 
ethics and science that are evidently a little 
above the writer's grasp. Her conclusions 
are not infrequently accurate in these matters ; 
but there is the evident leap by which she 
reaches them. 

There is much admirable and apparently 
earnest piety in the journal; but it does not 
seem to ring true after reading the incident 
on page 47, where the thought of the suffer- 
ings in Libby prison for which sufferings she 
admits knowledge that he was not to blame 
prevents the writer from relieving the loneli- 
ness of the "rebel prisoner" by a few kind 
wcrds, as she had been impelled to do. This 
gives a theoretical aspect to all the profes- 
sions of Christianity contained in the rest of 
the book, and produces a sense of incon- 
gruity not to say of unconscious hypocrisy. 

The affectation of the title is rather un- 
fair to the book, which, whatever its faults, 
is natural in style and method. There may 
be pleasure and even profit to be found in a 
perusal of "The Song of a Heart." (R. 
Clarke Co. $1.25.) N. Y. Sun. 




From ' Private Life 



DUKE OF YORK'S COTTAGE, SANDRINGHAM. 



March, 1901] 



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A Garden of Simples. 

IN the old days, Mrs. 
Martha Bockee Flint re- 
minds us, it used to be the 
custom to administer tea 
made from the burrs of 
the Virginia stickseed for 
otherwise incorr i g i b 1 e 
cases of forgetfulness. 
Her whole book serves 
the same purpose, for no 
one can fail to retain such 
impressions as he gains 
from even glancing at the 
old-fashioned binding and 
paper label of "A Garden 
of Simples." It is such a 
book as Jeffery taught us 
to love, filled with all the 
delicate spirituality which 
Nature wears when seen 
with loving eyes, and im- 
bued throughout with the 
charm of an elder day. 
The interests are often 
confessedly literary, as in 
the chapters on "A Posy 
from Spenser," or the 
"Flowers of Chaucer's 
Poems." From that they 
wander to delicately ma- 
terial things such as 
honey, most poetic of hu- 
man aliments, or "The 
Secrets of a Salad," no light topic to those 
who know. The history of America is not to 
be neglected in so eclectic a work, as little 
essays on "Liberty Tea" and "Indian Plant 
Names" attest. We can hardly imagine a 
pleasanter gift to a charming woman, nor a 
more charming woman than she to whom such 
a book makes its full appeal. (Scribner. 
$1.50.) The Dial. 

The Works of Dickens. 

MODERN novelists may continue to flood the 
bookshops with volumes piled high which sell 
by the thousands in an effort to prove that a 
living dog is as good as a dead lion, but in 
vain. Like Tennyson's brook, , they appear 
and disappear, but the real masters of fiction 
go steadily on forever. Of these no greater 
author was more beloved or more popular 
than Charles Dickens. No one will deny that 
he has done more to make his fellow men 
happy and amiable, sympathetic and warmer 
hearted than any other writer of his era. 
Perhaps he was not quite so literary, so in- 
tellectual as some of his contemporaries, but 







id Present." Copyright, 1901, by Charles Scribner' s Sons. 

VERDI. 

he aimed rather for the heart than the head, 
and when it comes to a question between love 
and scholarship or love and cleverness, we 
all know where the palm rightfully belongs. 
Hence Dickens's works are to be found every- 
where, from the cottage in which a volume 
or two of his and the Bible constitute the li- 
brary, to the institutions containing thousands 
and thousands of tomes. Almost as much as 
Shakespeare he runs the gamut of human na- 
ture. The present edition, whose text is that 
of the last one revised by the author, has but 
one fault. The paper is too thick for volumes 
necessarily so large anyway, and the books 
therefore are a trifle unwieldy. Aside from 
this they are perfect, containing all the orig- 
inal, illustrations by Browne, Cruikshank, Sey- 
mour and a host of other artists. The pur- 
pose of the publishers to supply a definitive 
edition of Dickens's works at a moderate price 
cannot be too highly commended. Each book 
is sold separately or the set can be purchased 
by subscription. Eight volumes have already 
been issued and the others are to follow at 
the rate of two a month. (Scribner. ea., 
$1.50.) The Beacon. 



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America, Picturesque and Descriptive. 

EVERYTHING that helps to give, in a com- 
pact and popular form, a comprehensive 
knowledge of this great country ought to be 
welcomed as a valuable addition to current 
literature. This is precisely what Mr. Joel 
Cook has done for us in three most interest- 
ing and readable volumes. The work depicts 
in detail the natural beauties of the United 
States, at the same time setting forth in the 
light of thorough knowledge the historical as- 
sociations connected therewith. Seventy-five 
full-page photogravures of the most striking 
scenery and of the most celebrated places of 
the country illustrate the work, which is pre- 
pared throughout in the highest style of ty- 
pography, making it a truly sumptuous work 
of art. The first volume describes the early 
settlements along the James River, and the 
more striking characteristics of the region, in- 
cluding Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and 
adjacent territory, diverging westward, by 
way of Chicago, and ending at Yellowstone 
Park. The second volume concerns itself in 
graphic and picturesque detail with the great 
city of New York, embracing the environ- 
ment of the Hudson River and Long Island 
Sound, and covers also what is peculiarly 
striking in New York State itself, the bleak 
Berkshire Hills, Lake Champlain, Niagara, 
the St. Lawrence River, and the quaint and 
ever-interesting region of lower Canada with 
its French-speaking inhabitants. In the third 
volume may be found a most timely and at- 



tractive description of Alaska, limitless in re- 
source and possibilities. The critical Myron 
W. Hazelton ("M. W. H.," of The Sun) has 
thought the book .worthy of a four-column 
notice, but to truly appreciate its beauties it 
n:ust be seen. This is a book to send to some 
friend in Europe. .(Coates. $7-5; $15.) 

The Weird Orient. 

IN introducing to the general public a 
v/riter who has heretofore been known chiefly 
among the people of his own race, his pub- 
lishers may perhaps be permitted to say a 
word. Rabbi Iliowizi is a Hebrew of pure 
lineage, the son of a zealous member of the 
Chassidim, a Kabbalistic sect numbering over 
half a million members in Russia, Roumania 
and Gallicia, but rarely met with in this coun- 
tiy. He passed his infancy and boyhood in 
the Russian provinces of Minsk and Moghileff, 
and in Roumania, growing to manhood and 
receiving his education at Frankfort-on-the- 
Main, Berlin and Breslau, where he qualified 
himself for a theological career. After six 
years of study in Germany, he spent some four . 
years more perfecting his training in modern 
languages and in Arabic and Hebrew in Lon- 
don and Paris, under the auspices of the 
Anglo-Jewish Association and the Alliance 
Israelite Universelle, as a preparation to take 
charge of one of the outlying mission stations 
maintained by these affiliated societies in the 
Orient, where they support some fifty schools 
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ists. After a prolonged service in Morocco, Recollections of a Lifetime, 

ergaged in the educational work of the two "RECOLLECTIONS OF A LIFETIME" is from 
societies, Mr. Iliowizi lived for a year at rhe pen of General Brinkerhoff, an American 
Gibraltar, and then came to America to de- citizen whose name is not familiar in Europe, 
vote himself to the ministry of the Jewish He states in the preface that, as Grant, Sheri- 
Church, and is now the spiritual head of a dan, Sherman, Elaine, and others of his con- 
temporaries have penned their recollections, 
he is impelled to follow suit, and he thinks 



large congregation of his own people. 

Mr. Iliowizi has hitherto contributed prin- 
cipally to the literature of his race, being that, if his example be followed, a valuable 
known among Jews by several works, 
most widely, perhaps, by a volume of 
stories of Russian life, under the ti- 
tle of "In the Pale," recently pub- 
lished by the Jewish Publication So- 
ciety of America for its subscribers. 
In the series of Eastern tales, com- 
prising the present book, which ap- 
peals to a larger audience, he has the 
special advantage, not only of a 
lengthened residence among Eastern 
peoples, but that he is himself of an 
Oriental race, of a heredity highly 
tinctured by the tenets of one of its 
most mystical sects, and personally ... 
is of a strongly Semitic type of mind, : 
tempered by the maturing of his pow- 
ers in the clear atmosphere of the 
New World intellectual life. He has, 
therefore or ought to have excep- 
tional facilities for interpreting to the 
West the mind and heart of the East. 

The mystery of the great desolate 
desert stretches, with their overpow- 
ering solemnity of deadly silence, has 
from time immemorial exercised a 
most powerful influence upon the 
imagination of those who frequent 
them; and their optical illusions are 
often so curious and so startling as 
to afford easy explanation of the leg- 
ends of hidden and phantom cities, 
such as are told here and elsewhere, 
and indeed of much else beside. Sto- 
ries similar to "Sheddad's Palace of 
Irem," and that of the vanishing city 
of the Peri in "The Croesus of Ye- 
men," are frequently met with. 

The gloominess of the mountain re- 
gions, especially that of the Sinaitic Peninsula, service will be rendered to succeeding gen- 
has also had a profound influence in giving erations. Posterity would not lose much if 
color to the legendary lore of the middle books such as this were printed for private 
Orient; and this combination of desert and circulation only. Yet General Brinkerhoff's 
mountain influences perhaps largely account life is full enough of incident to justify the 
for what is distinctively peculiar in the mys- insertion of a brief narrative in a dictionary 
ticism of the East, and for much that will be of biography. He has good reason, however, 
found in this book. In the great rush of to be proud of his family, which is of Hugue- 
books at the close of the year this volume did not extraction. Ten generations have been 
not come into its own. (Coates. $1.50.) born on American soil, and of those who have 




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descended from the Brinkerhoff who landed 
on Manhattan Island in 1638, numbering 
nearly two thousand, not one is known to 
have been convicted of a criminal offence, 
while it is rare for one who has attained mid- 
dle life to have failed in becoming the mem- 
ber of a Christian church. General Brinker- 
hoff has been a schoolmaster, a lawyer, the 
editor of a newspaper, a soldier, a banker, 
and, finally, a philanthropist. He devoted 
himself to prison reform in the last stage of 
his career, and his labors in the cause which 
has had Howard as its brightest ornament 
appear to have been alike self-sacrificing and 
successful. His life has been pleasant, un- 
clouded at home, and congenial in business. 
Writing in his seventy-second year, he ex- 
presses his satisfaction at having married at 
twenty-four a wife of eighteen, and at hav- 
ing lived to see his children "grow to full ma- 
turity" without giving him an hour of un- 
easiness. He has been an active member of 
the Board of State Charities of Ohio, the 



members of it receiving no salaries, and hav- 
ing no motive for the rightful discharge of 
their duties, ."except the love of God and hu- 
manity, and our duty to the State." He says 
that, though best known as "a prison man," 
he is sure that the best work he has attempted 
"has been for the defective and dependent 
classes, and especially for homeless children." 
We have learned from the perusal of this 
book, despite its defects, to respect and ad- 
mire the author. (Robert Clarke Co. $2.) 
Athenaeum. 




TOMB OF VIRGIL. 



Quicksand. 

As a literary craftsman Hervey White be- 
trays marked ability, also an intimacy with 
the weakness of the human heart which is, to 
say the least, unsual. It is evidently intended 
to be a novel with a purpose ; many readers 
will dub it a problem novel. It presents an 
unmerciful study of the life-history of a 
whole family of the farming class of New 
England presumably of a date somewhat re- 
mote from the present brought 
up in commonplace environment 
and stultified by a pitiful relig- 
ious outlook. The mother domi- 
nates the whole family, husband 
included. In order to hide the 
result of an erring, ignorant 
young daughter's act, and baffle 
her neighbors, the woman sacri- 
fices the rest of her family and 
crushes their natural affections ; 
and, while dragooning them into 
her own conceptions of religion, 
lives a lie which maims them all 
and ends in ruin. In picturing 
the blind self-will of the mother, 
the interrelations of the whole 
family, and the reactions upon 
one another of the unnaturally 
repressed lives, the author works 
out a psychological study as 
powerful as it is repellent. The 
situations are handled without 
gloves. A story of unquestioned 
power, it is not a pleasant one 
to read. The hero at first seems 
weak and sometimes uninterest- 
ing, but a careful reading shows 
the very fine psychological and 
literary work the writer has put 
into the delineation of his com 
plex character. He is the vie 
tim of a most interesting hered 
ity and a false position. (Small 
Maynard & Co. $1.50.) The 
Outlook. 



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The New Alta Library. 

No little time and care lias been given lo 
the selection of the library, which now num- 
bers 256 volumes of popular anil standard 
books, with a view to gathering a tepresenta- 
tive collection of best books by the world's 
great authors. 

The publishers' purpose has been to make a 
series of books, not only excellent from a 
literary point of view, but so well constructed 
mechanically than even the fastidious book- 
lover will not object to possessing them. 
They are shapely and generous I2mos, uni- 
form in size, of clear, readable type, and care- 
fully printed on handsome paper, especially 
made for the series. In binding, every detail 
has been looked after. The sheets are care- 
frlly folded, and the sewing is done in such 
a substantial manner that the books will read- 
ily open without breaking in the back. Of 
the 255 titles, 106 are not to be found in any 
other publisher's line of I2tnos, and 95 titles 
have been added to the line this year. A sim- 
ple, but effective cover design, with distinct 
title lettering, has been chosen, and the series 
will be bound in ribbed cloth flat back, with 
head bands and burnished gilt tops. Each 
book wrapped in a printed paper jacket. 
(Henry T. Coates & Co. ea., 75 c.) 



Lords of the North. 

THE author of "Lords of the North" is a 
well-known journalist both in this country 
and abroad. Ill health interrupted a univer- 
sity course and sent the author riding across 
the plains. Writing was taken up as a diver- 
sion. From this it became a life's work. 
Since then editorials and special work have 
appeared in the leading magazines, newspapers 
and other periodicals of this country and Eng- 
land. A masterly series of war articles in 
the London Illustrated News was followed 
by special articles on the "Fisheries and Life 
in Newfoundland and Labrador" for the 
Westminster Review. In this country the au- 
thor has ranked among the foremost writers 
and special correspondents for the N. Y. 
Evening Post, the Sun, the Review of Re- 
views, the New York Herald,, and many 
other papers. Miss Laut was the first woman 
to invade the camps of the Rocky Mountains 
and British Columbia. It was here that she 
wrote her descriptions of mining life in the 
wilds of the West. Not only was she the first 
woman in many of these distant points, but 
was the first correspondent for any paper. 
In speaking of her life among the miners she 




Courtesy of J. F. Tayl< 
MISS LAUT. 

says, "It was here I first came in contact with 
n:an in the rough, and learned to appreciate 
the chivalry and courtesy of a class receiving 
small credit for such traits, and this, though 
I was entirely alone, without one instance of 
disrespect or annoyance." When her articles 
fiist appeared many of the mining journals 
did not know that a woman was writing 
them, and in speaking of them in terms of 
highest praise they wondered why other East- 
ern writers did not leave off their ridiculous, 
artificial descriptions and picture mining life 
as it really was, like the man whose articles 
were appearing in the Free Press, Evening 
Post, etc. These articles were followed by 
the reports of the International Commission 
written for the N. Y. Evening Post, the 
Montreal Herald and the Review of Reviews. 
"Lords of the North," says the Brooklyn 
Daily Eagle, is not only a strong novel, 
\\orthy to take high place among the literary 
offerings of the year, and to claim one of the 
highest places among those recent works of 
fiction which have been written around his- 
torical events, but its strength is thrown into 
relief by the charming delicacy of sentiment 
and of expression which shows upon every 
page. The philosophy of the book is clothed 
in imagery which is as convincing as it is 
chaste. The dialogue is vividly natural; the 
principal characters introduced by the author 
are satisfyingly real. .(Taylor. $1.50.) 



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[March, 1901 




From " Stage Lyrics." Copyright, 1900, by R. H. Russell. 

'WON'T YOU ELOPE WITH ME?" 






THE NAUGHTY LITTLE CLOCK. 
THERE once was a frivolous and giddy little clock, 

A little French clock rather gay, 
Very trim and very neat, but a creature of deceit 

When you wished to know the time of day; 
Fts goings-on would shock the old hall clock, 

Till it held up its hands aghast. 

I'm sure, to tell the truth, it went wrong in early 
youth, 

Had a natural inclination to be fast. 

"Tic-toe! tic-toe!" said the silly little clock, 

"O life in this house is slow, 
So cold and grim, very dull and prim 

So she sighed all day for a life more gay, 

She longed for a shady past, 
This naughty little, haughty little clock tic-toe 

That had an inclination to be fast. 

"I'm quite wound up," declared the giddy little clock, 

"I'm weary of the mantel-shelf; 
For years I've had to chime to give other folks a time, 

Now I'd like to have a time myself. 
I would even run away with a terrible roue, 

If he'd show me the town's great sights." 
So she took up with the lamp, an incorrigible scamp, 

Who always smoked and went out nights. 

"Tic-toe! tic-toe!" said the foolish little clock; 

"Oh, won't you elope with me? 
I'm yours from to-day if you'll take me away 

Where something of life I'll see." 
So they ne'er came back, and the bric-a-brac 

Had scandal enough at last, 
In gossiping about the little clock tic-toe 

With inherited ambition to be fast. 

"I will hide my face," said the foolish little clock, 

"My case is a scandal quite, 
For that shady lamp stays out all night; 

His conduct is dreadfully light. 
It gives me wheels in my head," said she. 

(Though 'twas slang that she did not like;) 
"He calls me a slow old thing; he won't answer when 
I ring; 

No wonder that I'm going to strike." 



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"Tic-toe! tic-toe!" said the lonely little clock, 

"I wish I had not left home. 
I'd rather be straight than up to date, 

And I never again will roam." 
So now she's there on the mantel-shelf, 

A lady who has a past. 
No reputable bric-a-brac will speak to her, 

That little clock that used to be so fast. 

(Russell. $1.50.) From "Stage Lyrics." 



An American Engineer in China. 



The Story of Nineteenth Century Science. 
THE effect on the mind of Mr. Williams's 
"Story of Nineteenth Century Science" is 
one of incomparable charm. We find logical 
arrangement and scientific sequence in the 
chapters where he describes in popular and 
readable form the advance in the world of 
science from astronomy to psychology, from 
Herschel's mighty flights into the infinity of 
space down to the latest attempts of man to 



"AN AMERICAN ENGINEER IN CHINA/' by obey the command, "Know thyself," the last 
William Barclay Parsons, has attracted con- jmost difficult task of the ages. When we 
sideruble attention in Europe on the part of say that this is a popular work, it must not 



those interested 
commercial devel- 
opment. Mr. Par- 
sons has shown 
p o s s i bilities o f 
American ent e r- 
prise in the Orient, 
and doubtless Eu- 
ropean economists 
are learning some 
lessons for their 
own countrymen. 
A wel 1 - k n o w n 
French savant has 
applied for the 
right of transla- 
tion and publica- 
tion in France of 
Mr. Parsons' book. 
When Willia m 
Barclay Pa r s o n s 
was in China a 
few months ago 
making investiga- 
tions for the Amer- 
ican railway syndicate, he made the acquaint- space. There are nearly four-score portraits of 




FOUR MEMBERS OF THE TSUNG-LI YAMEN AND MR. CON- 
GER IN THE COURTYARD OF THE YAMEN. 
From left to right they are: Hsu Yung-i, Wang Wen- 



be assumed that it 
is lacking in the 
accuracy of schol- 
arship. It has that 
quality definitely ; 
it is also simple, 
direct, not burden- 
ed by- technicali- 
ties, which are not 
readily "u n d e r- 
standed of the peo- 
ple," and are 
therefore avoided 
in this enthralling 
story. It is told 
so that all may 
read, may enjoy, 
may feel the stir 
and thrill of cos- 
mic forces, may 
almost smell "star- 
dust" as the earth 
sweeps up millions 
of tons of it in its 
journey through 



ance of many of the leading officials who have famous scientific men in this book, in addi- 
recently come to public notice through the tion to many other illustrations a mastodon 



Boxers' uprising. On one occasion Mr. Par- 
sons had the remarkable opportunity to take 
a photograph of the members of the foreign 
office, together with Minister Conger, and 
since the publication of his book in which the 
picture appears the following interesting facts 
regarding these officials have come to light : 

Hsu Yungi was beheaded by order of the 
Empress during the siege of Pekin. 



and a waterspout, a refractor and the skele- 
ton of the ancestral four-toed horse are 
acutely interesting pictures when Mr. Will- 
iams explains them. 

The story opens brilliantly with the Roent- 
gen ray, and tells how Humphrey Davy and 
Thomas Wedgewood got to the brink of the 
same discovery in 1801. The author then 
plunges at once into a swift review of each 



Wang Wen-shao died from exposure during main department of science in the closing days 



the flight of the Imperial party. 

Chao Shu-chiao is one of the officials whom 
Minister Conger thinks should be beheaded. 

Yu Keng has recently been appointed Chi- 
nese Minister to France and is now in Paris. 
Everything that can add to accurate knowl- 
edge of China must be eagerly welcomed. 
(McClure, Phillips & Co. $1.50.) 



of the eighteenth century, and of the chief 
scientific legacies of that century to its suc- 
cessor. The review of the studies of the 
nervous system and physiological psychology 
by Gall, Desmoulins, Bell, Helmholtz, Fech- 
ner, Wundt, Braid and Charcot is a special 
feature of the book. (Harper. $1.50.) 
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I Suppose You Know What Hope Is? 

"You must be a singularly apt pupil," he 
observed. 

"Miss Minton wouldn't say so," she re- 
joined. "But don't you try to teach me 
things. I don't want to learn. I know al- 
ready that two and two make four, but I 
don't feel any the better for it." 

"What do you mean by better?" 

"Can't say," said Babs. 

"You can't express it," he suggested. 

She nodded. 

"The kind of thing my governess teaches 
me no, not the things, not the facts them- 
selves, but what she wants me to think about 
the facts that's it, or as near as I can come 
to it all that kind of teaching seems to put 
out something else that I have in me which 
is much more enthralling, much better worth 
cultivating, than my mind. There's more 
pleasure in it, too, and more power. When 
I hear of Henry vui. and his wives, it only 
makes me think horrid thoughts ; but when 
some one says something like like 

" 'For, while the tired waves, vainly breaking, 

Seem here no painful inch to gain, 
Far back, through creeks and inlets making, 

"I feel oh!" She hugged herself. "You 
don't see much in that, perhaps ; but there is. 
There is infinity in it. When it comes into 
my mind, I glow and am glad. I expand. 
There is pleasure in every inch of me; and 
it is as if I filled out and grew bigger, so 
that there might be more inches of me to be 
resolved into bliss. And why? Not for the 
words themselves, certainly, but for what 
they contain." 

"How do you mean, Babs?" 

"What there is in them, you know," she 
answered. 

"But what is there in them?" 



"Why, man, there is hope in them, isn't 
there? I suppose you know what hope is?" 
.she inquired, ironically. 

"It is something different in each case," he 
answered. "How do you define it?" 

"As a foretaste, for one thing," she an- 
swered. "It is our first glimmering of good 
things in store for us; it is pleasant expecta- 
tion. No one can be quite wretched who has 
something to look forward to. But it doesn't 
last long, does it? I wish it did hope, I 
mean. It soon becomes certainty, because of 
that something else, you know, in one's self 
in myself, which, when I greatly desire 
anything, gives me an assurance makes me 
know whether I shall get it or not. But 
sometimes it keeps me in suspense," she 
qualified, "because I cannot command it." 

"What is it like, Babs that 'something 
else'?" 

"It has to do with tokens, signs, wonders, 
premonitions, and such like foolishness, as 
people call it. And there is, besides, the 
voice the voice that speaks to me here," 
she clasped her hands on her chest "here, 
in myself, directing me." 

They took a turn in silence. 

"Babs," said Cadenhouse, at last, impres- 
sively "Babs, do you know that those whom 
that voice addresses are called to be of the 
elect?" 

"I know nothing," said Babs. "But those 
are the things that I want to know. I want 
to know about this pleasure, and this power 
this something in me. Is it to be culti- 
vated? Can I get at it to control it?" 

"Of a surety." 

"How?" 

"By self-denial, by teaching, by training, 
by leading the life. But you are too young, 
Babs," he broke off. "By-and-by, when you 
are older, you shall hear more of these 
things." 

"But if I lead the life, will all that cease 
to be vague and elusive?" 

"All that, I promise you, will become as 
clear as the piece of knowledge you scoffed 
at just now the fact that two and two make 
four. But I must leave you; it is getting 
late." 

"No, no," she pleaded. "Do stay do tell 
me more." 

She clasped her hands round his arm in 
her eagerness to detain him, and raised her 
angelic face to his. 

Cadenhouse hastily disengaged his arm and 
fled. (Harper. $1.50.) From Sarah Grand's 
"Babs the Impossible." 



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Eastover Court House. 

THE series of twelve American novels to 
be published during 1901 by the Harpers be- 
gins well with "Eastover Court House." 
Henry Burnham Boone and Kenneth Brown, 



The Infidel. 

THE character of the heroine is one of the 
most satisfactory that Miss Braddon has con- 
ceived in a long series of works which have 
shown an increasing tendency to substitute 



the collaborators in this book, have sought to more or less of psychology for the incidental 



sketch conditions as they are in a Virginian 
neighborhood generally faithful to the tradi- 
tions of "befo* the wah," but having some re- 
lations with the movement of American life 
outside the county. They are realistic to a 
certain degree. But romance pervades the 
book, and there is incident enough to satisfy 
even the novel reader who asks first of all for 
excitement in his fiction. The impoverished 
estates so familiar in 
novels of Southern life 
are described, and they 
are inhabited by types 
such as have also been 
encountered before the 
unbusinesslike and chiv- 
alrous gentleman, and the 
dark, quick-tempered, not 
altogether adm i r a b 1 e 
hero who threatens to go 
to the dogs, but proves 
in time that he is really 
worthy of the nicest girl 
round about. There is 
the handsome wife, ill- 
mated and a great trou- 
bler of hearts, generally. 
She almost elopes, but 
thinks better of it and 
in due course reaps her 
reward. A handsome 
Englishman with a title 
in prospect has some- 
thing to do with her for- 
tune before the reader 
gets through with them. 
These things are all 
rather conventional prop- 
erties, to be sure, yet 
Messrs. Boone and 
Brown have communi- 
cated some freshness to 
them, and their work 
gives pleasure. Let us 
hope that their followers 
in this series will keep 
up to their standard. 
The twelve should be a 
fine addition to stories of 
American con d i t i o n s 
that must be quickly de- 
scribed in their constant 
change. (Harper. $1.50.) 
N. Y. Tribune. 



sensation of her earliest successes. Antonia 
is the daughter of a disfrocked parson and 
of an Italian peasant. From the latter she 
derives grand physical beauty, and a certain 
bluff honesty which is her safeguard no less 
in the squalid days when she acts as collab- 
orator to her father, Grub Street hack in 
the time of the second George, than when by 
her romantic marriage to Lord Kilrush who, 




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having attempted to seduce her into a less 
regular relation, atones by marrying her on 
his deathbed she is suddenly launched on 
the great world' of London. A disturbing 
element arises in the person of her husband's 
first cousin, who has abandoned a career in 
the army in order to support John Wesley in 
his crusade of those days. This young man 
tries the staunchness of Antonia on two 
sides. He falls in love with her, and al- 
though he has married a "converted" daugh- 
ter of the people, there is something in her 
heart which nearly plays her false; and hav- 
ing enlisted her in aid of his missionary work, 
he endeavors also to enroll her in the ranks 
of Evangelical Christians. The eighteenth- 
century coloring is adroitly handled, and the 
many actors in the scene well differentiated. 
Some descriptive passages, like the scene 
where the Limerick mob crowds round the 
midnight funeral of Lord Kilrush, and the 
contrast between the "grand tour" in An- 
tonia's days and now, are in Miss Braddon's 
best manner. (Harper. $1.50.) The Athe- 
neaum. 



The New Epoch for Faith. 

"THE NEW EPOCH FOR FAITH" is the latest 
work of Rev. Dr. George Angier Gordon, 
one of the most noted American preachers, 
and minister of the Old South Church of 
Boston. The volume is an outgrowth of the 
author's lectures in 1900, in the Lowell In- 
stitute of Boston an endowed lectureship 
which has brought forth some of the most 
notable expressions of progressive religious 
thought of this country. The chapters cover : 
Things Assumed; The Advent of Human- 
ity; The New Appreciation of Humanity; 
The Discipline of Doubt; The Return of 
Faith; The New Help from History; Things 
Expected. 

The central purpose of the book is to inter- 
pret for Christian faith the chief significance 
of the nineteenth century. This significance 
the author finds already indicated in a remark 
of the late Prof. C. C. Everett, to the effect 
that the reformation of the last third of the 
nineteenth century has been greater than that 
of Luther's time, because it has been a tran- 
sition from the letter of religious dogma to 
the spirit of Christian principle. It is clear, 
broadly liberal and progressive, and is marked 
throughout by the same vigor and hopeful- 
ness that mark all of Dr. Gordon's works. 
{Houghton, Mifflin & Co. $1.50.) 



The Life and Literature of the Ancient 
Hebrews 

BY Dr. Lyman Abbott is based on lectures 
delivered in Plymouth Congregational Church, 
Brooklyn, and in the Lowell Institute course, 
Boston. The author is well known as a cham- 
pion of progress in religious thought, and he 
herein places before the lay student and gen- 
eral reader the results of the higher critical 
study of the Old Testament. 

The old Bible is regarded as a library of 
sixty-six books, and is studied independ- 
ently of questions of inspiration. A scientific 
and literary examination is made of the his- 
tory, poetry, drama, fiction, folk-lore, phil- 
osophy, theology, and ethical culture of the 
ancient Hebrew people as disclosed in the 
several books of their scriptures ; and from 
this study results an undogmatic but highly 
spiritual and deeply vital interpretation of 
Old Testament truth and teaching. The 
book subserves distinctly the needs of deep 
and well founded spiritual life, and exempli- 
fies the increased value which critical study 
gives to the truths of Hebrew sacred litera- 
ture. (Houghton, Mifflin & Co. $2.) 

The Inhabitants of the Philippines. 
THIS book is a description of the inhab- 
itants of the Philippines and a great deal 
more. One hundred and eighty-eight pages 
are given to a detailed account of the appear- 
ance, dress, religion, customs and the habitat 
of the various tribes and races of the islands. 
Suggestions as to the utilization and develop- 
ment of the agricultural and industrial re- 
sources are also added. To these 188 sub- 
stantive pages 200 prefatory ones have been 
added, covering the history of the islands, 
their political organization under the Span- 
iards and their grave mishandling by the 
United State Government and army. The 
reader gets the impression how correctly we 
cannot say that Mr. Sawyer had long been 
collecting materials for and writing a scien- 
tific monograph on the inhabitants of the 
Philippines, and then was moved to prefix 
an opportune enlargement of the original 
work. His fourteen years of residence in 
Luzon with full command of the Spanish lan- 
guage and the close contact with all classes 
of people involved in the practice of his pro- 
fession of a civil engineer peculiarly qualify 
him for his task. The spirit of the book is 
displayed in the first sentence of its preface : 
''The writer feels that no English book does 
justice to the natives of the Philippines, and 



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this conviction has impelled him to publish 
his own more favorable estimate of them." 

Throughout the book the author takes issue 
with John Foreman and Professor Worces- 
ter, and the reader is at a loss to know how 
to "decide when doctors disagree," for cer- 
tainly by the extent and intimate character of 
his knowledge Mr. Sawyer puts himself in 
the same class with the authorities whom he 
finds unduly censorious. 

Reviewing as it does the whole field, po- 
litical, industrial and ethnological, this is per- 
haps the most instructive and interesting sin- 
gle book on the Philippines. (Scribner. 
$4.) Baltimore Sun. 



houses, churches, and other buildings. On 
some of the walls we found pictures that had 
been painted there before the destruction of 
the city, and they were still bright and beau- 
tiful. The calamity must have happened 
about noon, since the excavation found whole 
families, in a petrified state, sitting at the 
table. Many others were found on the 
streets, and some just outside the gates of 
the city. Dogs, carriage wheels, bread, and 
many other things were found in the same 
petrified condition. The city was covered to 
the depth of about twenty feet. A portion of 
the covering was. formed by subsequent erup- 
tions, but the first catastrophe buried the city 




From " Romance and Rome. 



-right, 1900, by The Abbey Press. 



"IF WHAT YOU TELL ME IS LOVE, THEN I DO NOT LOVE." 



Pompeii. 

As Pompeii was a Greek colony at the 
time of its destruction, I had expected to find 
relics of some beautiful buildings, but in that 
I was disappointed, as the architecture re- 
sembled the Italian style. The front room 
of the first story of nearly all the houses, 
even of many private mansions, was used as 
a shop, and the residence part was entered 
from the street by a narrow hall, which led 
back to a court about twelve feet square, in 
the centre of which was a large basin to catch 
the rain. Connected with the court were 
small bedrooms, used by the servants, while 
the family slept upstairs. 

While the frames, as well as part of the 
walls of the buildings, had been crushed, we 
could readily distinguish the hotels, bath 



entirely from view, and it was consigned to 
oblivion during the Middle Ages. In 1748 a 
peasant, in sinking a well, found painted 
chambers and other objects of interest, which 
gave the first hint of Pompeii's location. The 
most remarkable specimens of Roman art 
were the metal stamps used by the tradesmen 
to mark goods, and to impress letters on wax 
for the purpose of teaching the children to 
read. Of course, there was nothing in that, 
but it seems that a people so highly civilized 
and familiar with the art of printing to the 
extent of forming names ought to have 
thought of applying it to the purpose of 
spreading knowledge over the world which 
would have made impossible the darkness of 
the Middle Ages. (The Abbey Press. $i.) 
From Edward's "Romance of Rome." 



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[March, 1901 



Quincy Adams Sawyer. 

CHARLES FELTON PIDGIN'S story of New 
England home life is. fast nearing the 100,000 
figure, and its sale seems to increase in a 
steady ratio. The book was inspired, as the 
author has confided to us, by Lowell's poem, 
"The Courtin'," and it has been "respectfully 
dedicated to the memory of the late Hon. 
James Russell Lowell.!' 

The story is laid in a representative little 
New England town in the vicinity of Boston, 
and the many characters introduced in its 
586 pages are such as lived and moved and 
had their being in such little New England 
towns about two decades ago. 

The author has succeeded better with his 
women characters than with the men. 

The hero is a young lawyer who has been 
a spoiled darling of fortune, the son of a rich 
father and a doting mother. He has brains 
and ambition, but he is tempted to give his 
time and strength to profitless amusement, 
and suddenly loses health and freshness and 
is thought to need change. He goes to the 
little rural town of Eastborough and imme- 




diately falls among people that stir his better 
nature, wake up his manhood and make him 
desire to be all his birth and circumstances 
have fitted him to become. A lovely blind 
girl proves his best help and inspiration. 

She shows talent for writing, and under the 
pseudonym of "Bruce Douglas" writes a 
story that touches many lives. 

Her father, an old resident named Pettin- 
gill, is the philosopher of the little town, and 
his various theories of life, though sometimes 
startling, make his hearers think and spur 
them on to move onward from the grind and 
commonplace of average village existence. 

The book has mystery and surprise enough 
to keep the interest ready for the coming 
page. The author's great purpose is to show 
the true dignity and the great privileges and 
capacities of American manhood. 

It is good to think that a book so wholly 
devoted to bringing out the best of people 
should be proving such a great business suc- 
cess as well. 

The illustrations are interesting and orig- 
inal, but they are photogravure, so we recom- 
mend them in their book form, 
for reproductions are very unsat- 
isfactory. We give a portrait of 
the author and congratulate him 
heartily on the success of his 
American story. Every book that 
serves to put on record a phase 
of life so fast passing away is to 
be heartily welcomed to its place 
among distinctly American books. 
(Clark Pub. Co. $1.50.) 



CHARLES FELTON PIDGIN. 



Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts. 

"OLD FIRES AND PROFITABLE 
GHOSTS" consists of stories of 
''revenants; persons who, either 
in spirit or in body, revisit old 
scenes, return upon old shelves or 
old emotions, or relate a message 
from a world beyond perception." 
Mr. Quiller-Couch here, as ever, 
'S the master of an exquisite art. 
Rarely absent from his work, we 
think it more persuasively present 
when his revenants are bodily than 
when they are spiritistic. In spite 
of his ghosts being introduced as 
"profitable," we find them on the 
whole less so than the "Old Fires" 
and, moreover, less imaginative. 
Every-day material, as this accom- 
plished writer treats it, is weird 



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enough and poetic enough with- 
out his summoning the super- 
natural to its intensifying. We 
are not sure that there does not 
lurk a subtler thrill in the fig- 
ure of the Prophet Elisha in 
his old age coming painfully 
over the rough mountain path 
to the Plain of Jezreel and 
meeting again the Shunammite 
woman, than in the ghostly 
night ride of the living man 
and his dead friend into the 
place of departed spirits. "The 
Penance of John Emmet," 
though told with more clumsy 
involution than is the wont of 
"Q.," is a story that strikes 
home as true to the point of 
inevitability. "The Lady of the 
Red Admirals" is a charming 
example of the author's lighter | 
touch at its best. "The Singu- ^ 
lar Adventure of a Small Free- | 
Trader" is another. In one of \ 
the sketches the Wandering I 
Jew appears in Cornish setting, t 
wearing the new form with the 
old fascination. But whichever ^ 
story makes the closest appeal fl 
to the reader, he will hardly fl 
fail to find somewhere the pow- '\ 
er, poetry, and dramatic in- I 
stinct without morbidness of jKromoppi 
which a book by this writer 
always holds the promise. 
Few, if any of our writers do better work 
than Quiller-Couch. He has accurate knowl- 
edge of his subject, strength, virility, pathos, 
imagination and all that goes to make orig- 
inal writing, and with it all he has the per- 
fect technique that satisfies and rests his read- 
ers. (Scribner. $1.50.) The Nation. 



The Philippines. 

MR. ROBINSON'S letters from the Philip- 
pines to the New York Evening Post are 
here published in book form. The revision 
of the letters has been very slight, and they 
thus retain the impressions of time and place 
and immediate view point. The author freely 
admits that the book is in its general tenor 
a pro-Filipino argument, but he also asserts, 
and his text bears him out, that he has tried 
to state the facts as he found them. The 
reader thus has a basis for the formation of 
his own opinions, which may or may not be 
the same as Mr. Robinson's. It is to be re- 




membered, however, that the correspondent 
acting, we have no doubt, merely under in- 
structions to tell the truth, was in the employ 
of a newspaper that is violently opposed to 
the American policy in the Philippines, and 
that this may have colored his conclusions, 
if not his selections of the facts. He men- 
tions in one place that a reader of Bryce's 
"American Commonwealth" might be able to 
select passages from that book which would 
go to prove that the United States was com- 
posed of a very inferior people under an in- 
ferior government. We are not sure that he 
has not failed to see and recite some facts 
which are unfavorable to the Filipinos. Other 
correspondents of newspapers of another pol- 
icy have had the same opportunities for ob- 
servation as Mr. Robinson had and have told 
a very different story. We are certain of one 
thing, and that is that Mr. Robinson had made 
an effort to state only the truth as it was im- 
pressed upon him. (McClure, Phillips & Co. 
$2.) Public Opinion. 



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[March, 1901 



The Turn of the Road. 

"THE TURN OF THE ROAD/' by Eugenia 
Brooks Frothingham, is the story of the am- 
bition and love of an American girl of a 
fine type. Beautiful in person and gifted with 
a voice as beautiful as herself, she puts aside 
the love of the unusually chivalrous and de- 
voted man who is the hero of the story to 
pursue an ambitious musical career abroad. 
Her lover's devotion' does not relax until a 
great personal misfortune overtakes him, 
which, in his opinion, precludes him from 
again asking her to accept him as her hus- 
band, and forbids the quest which had for 
some time taken him yearly to Paris. 

Meanwhile the girl completes her studies, 
and in several musical capitals of the Conti- 
nent wins great appreciation. But she fails 
to gain the hearts of her hearers, for her soul 
is unawakened, and her .singing, though bril- 
liant and artistic, is intellectualy cold and 
without warmth of heart. 

"Successful," only in the conventional 
sense of the word, she returns home for her 
American debut, and here, for the first time, 
learns of her lover's misfortune and the rea- 
son of his renunciation. In a revulsion of 
feeling that carries the story into an impas- 
sioned dignity, her most womanly instinct is 
awakened; and at last she confers not only 
happiness upon her lover, but discovers for 
herself the true secret of life, and, with the 
coming of love, wins a tremendous success in 
her art. 

The story is bright, is written with vivac- 
ity, is touching in its emotional interest, and 
i? strong and high in the quality of its pas- 
sion. (Houghton, Mifflin & Co. $1.50.) 



Stringtown on the Pike. 

"S'fRINGTOWN ON THE PlKE" is a Story of 

Northern Kentucky, the author having spent 
his boyhood in that Section. It was not 
written for publication, but to record for an- 
other generation the life, vicissitudes, char- 
acters and superstitions of a Kentucky town 
in the time of the Civil War. But at the 
earnest solicitation of the publishers (who 
heard of its existence) the author consented 
to its publication. The story ran serially in 
The Bookman, and its effect was so deep and 
so instant that before the date of publication 
in book form 10,000 copies had been sold, a 
remarkable record for an author almost un- 
known. 

Within seven weeks from the date of pub- 
lication seven editions have been needed to 



supply the demand. The story is marked 
throughout by a freshness, a vigor, and a fire 
that are not often found in contemporary fic- 
tion. 

It is essentially a dramatic story, and sit- 
uation follows situation with a swiftness that 
keeps the reader keyed up from the time that 
he first meets "Sammy" in Bloody Hollow 
until he takes leave of the heroine at the gate 
of the Kentucky Convent in Nazareth. A fine 
vein of mysticism permeates the book, and 
in its portrayal of those types of character 
that help to make up so many Western and 
Southern towns the parson, the colonel, the 
slave, the soldier, the negro the book is 
quite alone in its class. 

Faith in American literature should be 
strengthened by the appearance of this novel, 
and by its immediate success! (Dodd, Mead 
& Co. $1.50.) 

Daunay's Tower. 

THOUGH based on a rather improbable 
foundation, Miss Adeline Sergeant's new 
novel, which, be it said at once, shows no 
falling off in regard to vigor and imagination, 
deserves to be welcomed as a piece of fiction 
above the average merit. One dark and 
stormy night Jane Arnold received, while 
standing at the entrance to John Daunay's 
queer dwelling-place in Cumberland, from 
Dr. Lechmere's hands, a new-born baby, and 
with it all necessary instructions. For no 
less than eighteen years the father made no 
sign of affection for or interest in his child, 
though he paid all charges regularly and ap- 
pointed Lechmere to examine the little An- 
nabel at frequent intervals. Great was the 
consternation when John Daunay appeared 
upon the scene, and bluntly demanded of his 
daughter that she should express her willing- 
ness to marry her cousin, Jocelyn Daunay. 
This, while, as it were, blindfolded, the girl 
refused to do. As a matter of fact, there 
was in her heart an affection for Dr. Lech- 
mere, whose forty-seven years sat lightly 
upon him, which might easily have changed 
into an ardent love if it had been in the 
slightest degree encouraged. Poor Lechmere, 
though he secretly worshipped Annabel, had 
a black mark against him, and therefore 
shrank from indulging his heart at the ex- 
pense of honor. How Annabel reached to 
happiness at last, after treading thorny paths, 
it is not for us to tell. "Daunay's Tower" 
will not disappoint Adeline Sergeant's ad- 
mirers, who are legion. (Buckles. $1.25.) 
London Literary World. 



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jje lltminj $ 



& ffdectfc $Zlontf)Is Itebtein of Current literature, 
EDITED BY A. H. LEYPOLDT. 

MARCH, 1901. 

ONE HUNDRED BOOKS TO READ. 

*"I WISH I had something to read," "I never 
know what to take when I see a lot of books," 
"Do give me the names of some good new 
books." How often we hear the average 
reader express this longing and uncertainty. 

Book lists seem at best such an absurdity. 
The people who look to them for guidance sel- 
dom can appreciate the really important books, 
and to make a list of books not of real merit 
seems waste of time and space. Of course a 
selection of 100 books from the 5000 of a year 
must at least be arbitrary and largely tinged 
with the personal equation. 

Every reader has special tastes and inter- 
ests aside from general literature. Whether 
the leaning be for nature, education, fine arts, 
religion, theatre, poetry, political economy, 
etc.. it is easy to find the books in any special 
line by applying to a library or bookseller. 

This list is intended for those who desire 
to get a fair idea of the better books of 1900 
in general literature. Every book in the list 
is worth reading; many are worth buying 
and keeping. Whether they will live, the 
next ten years will decide. 

FICTION. 

Allen, Grant. Hilda Wade. $1.50. Putnam. 
Allen, Ja; Lane. Reign of law. $1.50. 

Macmillan. 

Bacheller. Eben Holden. $1.50. Lothrop. 
Barrie. Tommy and Grizel. $1.50. Scribner. 
Barry. Arden Massiter. $1.50. Century. 
Benton. Geber. $1.50. Stokes. 

Bower. John Thisselton. $1.50. Holt. 

Braddon. The infidel. $1.50. Harper. 

Connor, Ralph. Black Rock and Sky pilot. 
ea., $1.25. Revell. 

Corelli. The master Christian. $1.50. 

Dodd, M. 

Crawford. In the palace of the king. $1.50. 
Macmillan. 
Dake. A strange discovery. $1.25. 

H. I. Kimball. 
Fuller. The last refuge. $1.50. 

Houghton, M. 
Garland. The eagle's heart. $1.50. 

Appleton. 

Goss. Redemption of Frederick .Corson. $1.50. 
Bowen-Merrill. 
Grant, Robert. Unleavened bread. $1.50. 

Scribner. 

Harland, Henry. The cardinal's snuff-box. 
$1.50. Lane. 

Harland, Marion. Dr. Dale. $1.50. 

Dodd, M. 



Hewlett. Richard Yea and Nay. $1.50. 

Macmillan. 

Hope, Anthony. Quisante. $1.50. Stokes. 
Johnston. To have and to hold. $1.50. 

Houghton, M. 
Lloyd. Stringtown on the Pike. $1.50. 

Dodd, M. 

Merriman. Isle of Unrest. $1.50. Dodd, M. 
Mitchell. Dr. North. $1.50. Century. 

Munn. Uncle Terr}'. $1.50. Lee & S. 

"Ouida." Waters of Edera. $1.50. Fenno. 
Phillpotts. Sons of the morning. $1.50. 

Putnam. 
Pidgin. Quincy Adams Sawyer. $1.50. 

Clark Pub. 

Potter. Uncanonized. $1.50. McClurg. 

Raine. Garthowen. $i. Appleton. 

Steel. Hosts of the Lord. $1.50. 

Macmillan. 
Tarkington. Monsieur Beaucaire. $1.25. 

McClure, P. 
Thompson. Alice of old Vincennes. $1.50. 

Bowen-Merrill. 
Twombly. Kelea, the surf-rider. $1.50. 

Fords. H. & H. 

Ward. Eleanor. $1.50. Harper. 

White. Hervey. Quicksand. $1.50. 

Small, M. 

MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE. 

Allen, A. V. G. Life and letters of Phillips 

Brooks. 2 v. $7.50. Dutton. 

Bennett. Monitor and the navy under steam. 

$1.50. Houghton. M. 

Bowker. Arts of life. $1.25. 

Houghton, M. 
Bryce. Hudson Bay Company. $4. 

Scribner. 

Buell. Paul Jones. 2 v. $3. Scribner. 

Burroughs. Light of day. $1.50. 

Houghton. M. 

Byrn. Progress of invention in the igth cen- 
tury. $3; $4. Munn. 
Cannon. Clearing houses. $2.50. Aopleton. 
Carpenter. South America. $3. Saalfield. 
Cerfberr. Compendium to Balzac's Comedie 
htimaine. $1.50. Gebbie. 
Chad wick. Theodore Parker. $2. 

Houghton, M. 

Cook. F: A. Through the first Antarctic 
night. $5. Doubleday, P. 

Cook, Joel. America. 3 v. $7.50; $15. 
Corbett. Successors to Drake. $6. 

Longmans. 
Cornford. R. L. Stevenson. $1.25. 

Dodd. M. 

Crawford. Rulers of the South. 2 v. $6. 
Macmillan. 

De Roo. Hist, of America before Columbus 
2 v. $6. Lippincott. 

Edwards. Shaksper not Shakespeare. $2. 

R. Clarke. 
Eggleston. Transit of civilization. $1.50. 

Appleton. 

Flammarion. The unknown. $2. Harper. 
George, H:, jr. Life of Henry George. $1.50. 
Doubleday, P. 
Giddings. Democracy and empire. $2.50. 

Macmillan. 
Godwin. Sonnets of Shakespeare. $1.50. 

Putnam. 

Henderson. Side-lights on English history. 
$5- Holt. 



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Holcombe. Real Chinese question. $1.50. 

Dodd, M. 

Howells. Literary friends and acquaintance. 
$2.50. Harper. 

Huneker. Chopin. $2. Scribner. 

Huxley, L. Life and letters of Thomas Hux- 
ley. 2 v. $5. Appleton. 
Jackson. James Martineau. $3. Little, B. 
lies. Flame, electricity and the camera. $2. 
Doubleday, P. 
Lang. History of Scotland, v. i. $3.50. 

Dodd, M. 
Le Gallienne. Rudyard Kipling. $1.25. 

Lane. 

Lidgey, Charles A. Wagner. $1.25. Button. 
Mabie. Shakespeare. $6 (now reduced.) 

Macmillan. 
Macdonnell. Sanskrit literature. $1.50. 

Appleton. 

McMaster. People of the U. S. v. 5. $2.50. 
Appleton. 
Mahan. The problem of Asia. $2. 

Little, B. 
Maxwell. Life of Wellington. 2 v. $11. 

Little, B. 

Meynell. John Ruskin. $1.25. Dodd, M. 
Moorehead. Prehistoric implements. $3. 

R. Clarke. 
Morley, John. Oliver Cromwel]. $3.50. 

Century. 

"Ouida." Critical studies. $2. Cassell. 

Parsons. An American engineer in China. 
$1.50. McClure, P. 

Philippi. Ascent of Mt. St. Elias (Alaska.) 
$12.50. Stokes. 

Pierson. Forward movements of the last half 
century. $1.50. Funk & W. 

Reinsch. World politics at end of iQth cen- 
tury. $1.25. Macmillan. 
Robinson. The Philippines. $2. 

McClure, P. 

Rosebery, Lord. Napoleon, the last phase. 
$3- ' Harper. 

Scruggs. Colombian and Venezuelan repub- 
lics. $2.50. Little. B. 
Shaler. The individual. $1.50. Appleton. 
Slocum. Sailing alone around the world. $2. 
Century. 
Spahr. America's working people. $1.25. 

Longmans. 
Spears. American slave trade. $2.50. 

Scribner. 

Spielmann. John Ruskin. 2. Lippincott. 
Stedman. American anthology. $3-$io. 

Houghton, M. 

Strong. Expansion under new world condi- 
tions. $i; 50 c. Baker & T. 
Tolstoi. Slavery of our times. $1.25. 

Dodd, M. 
Waliszewski. Russian literature. $1.50. 

Appleton. 

Wells. Theory and practice of taxation. $2. 
Appleton. 

Wendell. Literary history of America. $3. 
Scribner. 

Whiteing. Paris of to-day. $5. Century. 
Whitney, Mrs. The integrity of Christian 
science. $i. Houghton, M. 

Wilkinson. War and science. $3.50. 

Dodd, M. 

Williams. Story of iQth century science. 

$2.50. Harper. 

Workman. In the ice world of Himalaya. 

$4. Cassell. 



for iflarcl). 



irked with asterisk are illustrated. 



Atlantic: Democracy and efficiency, Wood- 
row Wilson. Mr. McKinley as President, 
Henry B. F. Macfarland. Penelope's Irish 
experiences, v., Kate Douglas Wiggin. John 
Marshall, James Bradley Thayer. A letter 
from Germany, William C. Dreher. The 
flutes of the god, Edith M. Thomas. The 
Freedmen's bureau, W. E. Burghardt Du 
Bois. On the road to Crowninshield, Dora 
Loomis Hastings. The Tory lover, xvn.- 
xxi., Sarah Orne Jewett. Love the conqueror 
came to me, Robert Underwood Johnson. 
Animals in literature, George S. Hellman. 
Mademoiselle Angele, Roy Rolfe Gilson. 
The cities of the world, William Prescott 
Foster. British confederation, J. W. Root. 
Three centuries of American literature, Will- 
iam Morton Payne. Recent verse: Mrs. 
Fields's Orpheus. Mrs. Dorr's Afterglow. 
Mifflin's The fields of dawn and later sonnets. 
Moody's The masque of jjudgment. Miss 
Peabody's Fortune and men's eyes. Phillips's 
Herod. How to write a novel for the masses. 
Charles Battell Loomis. Give the country 
the facts. The Contributor's club : A broken 
idol. When I was a boy. Parkman's tenaci- 
ty. A rainy Sunday in Rome. Victoria 
(1819-1901.) 

Catholic World: Religious communities and 
their critics. "Hail, Rabbi" (poem), Rev. 
William P. Cantwell. Music as a civilizing 
agency, Carina Campbell Eaglesfield. At the 
bier of the crucified,* Anna Sprague McDon- 
ald. Hugo's praise of love, Rev. Joseph 
McSorley. By Calvary (poem), Michael 
Earle. A modern martyrdom, Sara F. Hop- 
kins. The heart of Brittany,* Rev. James M. 
Gillis. A study in Hagiology, Rev. James M. 
Gillis. Mary to Christ on the cross (poem), 
Nora Rylman. Some interesting facts about 
the Catacombs,* Rev. Monsignor Campbell. 
Good Friday (poem). The true landing- 

S'ace of Columbus,* F. MacBennett. Thomas 
enry Huxley, Rev. James J. Fox. 

The Century: To Austin Dobspn, F. B. F. 
Shopping in New York,* Lillie Hamilton 
French. To a book-worm, John H. Finley. 
Surabhi, Flora Annie Steel. Impressions 
of Japan, Rt. Rev. Henry C. Potter. "Toiler, 
canst thou dream?" (poem). Lulu W. Mit- 
chell. Fee,* Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. Down 
the Rhine. Worms to Coblenz,* Augustine 
Birrell. The helmet of Navarre,* vm., Ber- 
tha Runkle. Some Americans abroad, the 
expatriation of Jonathan Taintor,* Charles 
Battell Loomis. The mining of iron,* Wai- 
don Fawcett. Personal recollections of Jo- 
hannes Brahms,* George Henschel. Her 
mountain lover, v., Hamlin Garland. The 
last hunt of Dorax,* Olive Huck. The peo- 
ple at the top of the world: a tour through 
Siberia in search of Andree,* n., Jonas Stad- 
ling. Snow-birds, John Burroughs. Daniel 
Webster: Webster as a leader of the Opposi- 
tion,* John Bach McMaster. The flight of 
the Empress Dowager, Luella Miner. D'ri 
and I,* i., Irving Bacheller. Topics of the 
time: Fighting and free speech. An oppor- 



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tunity for good citizenship. Superstition, 
science, and religion at the beginning of the 
twentieth century. 

Contemporary Review: The Queen, Mrs. 
Emily Crawford. Lord Wolsely as com- 
mander-in-chief, Nemo. The influence of 
Europe on Asia, Meredith Townsend. Sci- 
ence in agriculture, Sir Edmund Verney. 
Russia and the open door, A Russian Publi- 
cist. Christianity and public life, D. S. 
Cairns. Berlioz, Ernest Newman. Mr. Les- 
lie Stephen's "English Utilitarians," Will- 
iam Graham. National military reform, Col. 
F. N. Maude. Co-operators, the state, and 



. . , , 

the housing question, Gilbert Slater. The 
novels of Mr. Re 



, . 

Rene Bazin, Edmund Gosse. 



Fortnightly Review (February) : Railway 
reform in Great Britain, Rudyard Kipling. 
South African politics, dramatis personae, 
Geoffrey C. Noel. "The golden bough," An- 
drew Lang. Great armies and their cost, 
Major Arthur Griffiths. Ireland in 1901. 
China and non-China, Sir Robert Hart 
Military cycling after Mr. H. G. Wells, Lt- 
Col. Eustace Balfour. Coventry Patmore, 
Virginia M. Crawford. War office reform: 
i, Army reform from a battalion point of 
view, Lt.-Col. R. A. L. Pennington; 2, The 
uses and limitations of an army league, Col. 
J. G. B. Stopford. The crux in South Africa. 
Calchas. "Death" a sonnet. Colonial prob - 
lems: i, Some West Indian grievances, Sir 
Augustus Adderley; 2, The Newfoundland 
question, is a present settlement with France 
desirable?, Beckles Willson. 

Forum: British rule in the Dominion of 
Canada, Sir John G. Bourinot. What of the 
Democratic party?, Hon. Charles Denby. 
The growing powers of the president, Henry 
Litchfield West. Labor conditions in Swit- 
zerland, Walter B. Scaife. The superinten- 
dent from the primary teacher's point of view, 
Alice Irwin Thompson. "Tabloid journal- 
ism" : its causes and effects, A. Maurice Low. 
Homicide and the Italians, Napoleone Cola- 
janni. The hopes and fears of Russia, Felix 
Volkhovsky. The Boer war : a study in com- 
parative prediction, Herbert E. Horwill. 
The nations in competition at the close of the 
century, Jacob Schoenhof. The Machiavelli 
of Chinese diplomacy, Robert E, Lewis. 
Career of King Edward vn., J. Castell Hop- 
kins. 

Harper's: Seville,* Arthur Symons. The 
soft-hearted Sioux* (story), Zitkala-Sa. 
The portion of labor :* a novel, Pt. i., Mary 
E. Wilkins. The hills o' Skye (fioem), Will- 
iam McLennan. Colonies and nations,* Pt. 
in., Woodrow Wilson. Thicker than water* 
(story), Melville Chater. The records of the 
snow. The street of Beauport (poems), 
Francis Sterne Palmer. Colonel Starbottle 
for the plaintiff (story), Bret Harte. The 
John Day Fossil beds,* John C. Merriam. 
The trust issue at Stonetop* (story), Lynn 
Roby Meekins. Voice of the mountain 
(poem), John Vance Cheney. In the Box 
Csnon of the Gila* (story), Cyrus Townsend 



Brady. The poet (poem), Lulu W. Mitchell. 
The right of way,* Pt. in., Gilbert Parker. 
The moving finger* (story), Edith Whar- 
ton. Nature of life after death, James H. 
Hyslop. Song of a Buddhist lover (poem), 
Charlotte Elizabeth Wells. Editor's Easy 
Chair: Mine. Bernhardt's "Hamlet." 

Nineteenth Century and After (February) : 
An epitaph. Victoria the Good : a sonnet, Sir 
Theodore Martin. Last month. The Queen, 
Sir Wemyss Reid. My ways and days in Eu- 
rope and India, His Highness the Maharajah 
Gaekwar of Baroda, G.C.S.T. The economic 
outlook in the Transvaal, Arthur B. Mark- 
ham, M.P. Clearing Natal, L. Oppenheim. 
Sham versus real home defence, Col. Lons- 
dale Hale. Our absurd system of punishing 
crime, Robert Anderson. A plea for the soul 
of the Irish people, George Moore. The 
Roman Catholic doctrine of indulgence, Her- 
bert Paul. "Pi-Pa-Ki, or San-Pou-Tsong," 
Prof. Hutcheson Macaulay Posnett. The 
highest grade board schools, Sir Joshua 
Fitch. What were the Cherubim? Rev. Dr. 
A. Smythe Palmer. Official obstruction of 
electric progress, J. A. Fleming. "The 
sources of Islam" (a letter to the editor), 
Rev. W. St. Clair-Tisdall. The question of 
the native races in South Africa, John Mac- 
donnell. 

North American Review: The Pope's civil 
princedom, the Most Rev. John Ireland. 
Musings upon current topics, n., Benjamin 
Harrison. Matilde Serao, Henry James. 
Business situation and prospects in the United 
States, Charles R. Flint. Protestant foreign 
missions : a retrospect, the Rev. Judson Smith, 
D.D. The independence of Cuba, Frank D. 
Pfvey. The King of England, Sir Charles 
W. Dilke, Bt, M. P. Some perils of the pos- 
tal service, i., Henry A. Castle. Recent dis- 
coveries in Greece and the Mycenaean age, 
Charles Waldstein. Municipal ownership of 
natural monopolies, Richarl T. Ely. The 
great religions of the world, vn. Positivism: 
its position, aims and ideals, Frederic Harri- 
son. 'The recent dramatic season, W. D 
Howells. 

Scribner's: Along the east coast of Af- 
rica,* Richard Harding Davis. The fate of 
Faustina more adventures of the amateur 
cracksman,* E. W. Hornung. A battle and 
a quarrel, Frederick Palmer. Among the im- 
migrants,* Arthur Henry. The stage remin- 
iscences of Mrs. Gilbert, n.,* Anne Hartley 
Gilbert. Russia of to-day, v., M. de Witte 
and the new economic regime,* Henry Nor- 
man. Our two uncles,* Sydney Herman 
Preston. The transformation of the map 
(1825-1900), with comparative maps from ma- 
terial furnished by the author, Joseph Sohn. 
The English language in America, Brander 
Matthews. Gretchen (poem). The settle- 
ment in China, Thomas F. Millard. The point 
of view : Machinery and the real culture The 
"artistic" writers Specialization and the 
growth of talent. The field of art: French 
architectural decoration*: The Sevres manu- 
factory at the Paris Exposition, Alexander 
Sandier. 



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APTHORP, W. FOSTER. The opera past and 

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2.) net, $i. 

This noted artist of the Venetian school 
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FITHIAN, PHILIP VICKERS. Philip Vickers 
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lish thought in the eighteenth century." The 
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WORCESTER, DEAN CONANT. The Philippine 
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ENGLISHWOMAN'S (An) love-letters. Com- 
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DAY, Rev. E. Social life of the Hebrews. 

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MABIE, HAMILTON WRIGHT. William Shake- 
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MENTAL AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY. 

DICKINSON, G. LOWES. The meaning of 
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LINCOLN, DANIEL F. Sanity of mind and of 
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MYERS, GUSTAVUS. The history of Tammany 
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York Frontier." Copyright, 1901, by C 

AN INDIAN FORT IN CENTRAL NEW YORK. 



Max Mailer's 

READERS of "Auld Lang Syne" will await 
eagerly "My Autobiography: a Fragment," 
by Max Miiller, which the Scribners will soon 
publish. The book was left in somewhat 
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Autobiography. 

midst of the commotion he saw little of what 
he called religion. 

My practical religion (he writes) was what 
I had learnt from my mother; that remain- 
ed unshaken in all storms, and in its ex- 
treme simplicity and childishness answered 
all the purposes for which religion is meant. 
Then followed, in the Universities of Leip- 
sic and Berlin, the purely historical and sci- 
entific treatment of religion, which, while it 
explained many things and destroyed many 
things, never interfered with my early ideas 
of right and wrong, never disturbed my life 
with God and in God, and seemed to satisfy 
all my religious wants. I never was fright- 
ened or shaken by the critical writings of 
Strauss or Ewald, of Renan or Colenso. If 
what they said had an honest ring, I was de- 
lighted, for I felt quite certain that they 
could never deprive me of the little I really 



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wanted. . . . Suppose it was proved to me 
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the unclean spirits to enter into the swine, 
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stone fight about such matters; their turbu- 
lent waves could never reach me in my safe 
harbor. I had little to carry, no learned 
impedimenta to safeguard my faith. If a 
man possess this one pearl of great price he 
may save himself and his treasure, but neither 
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in hand, are vividly described. 

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I DO NOT LOVE HIM, TOM." 



Your Uncle Lew. 

WITH an eye to the remote chance that 
some reader of the present story knows of a 
little book printed in paper covers in 1885 
under the title of "The Autobiography of an 
Old Sport," the author seizes upon the liberty 
of a foreword to declare the fact that the 
anonymousness of that simple effort covers 
his handiwork. The preparation of that char- 
acter sketch was his contribution to a friendly 
undertaking having for its object the deliv- 
erance of the old man who was the hero of 
the narrative from the veritable pangs of 
want. Inasmuch as the publication, sold 
from the overcoat pocket of "the old sport/' 
served to lift the last months of his life out 
of the shadows into the sun, and finally to 
lay what was mortal of him under a modest 
stone, its original and worthiest design was 
happily fulfilled. Its drolleries, its oddities, 
its anecdotal tidbits transcripts from the 
everyday speech of a Yorick in the flesh 
were bound to be marked for possible em- 
ployment in a work of fiction, and for that 
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served. Now, after fifteen 
years' seasoning, such part 
of the narrative as seemed 
available for more pre- 
sumptuous exploitation has 
been put between these cov- 
ers, excised, modified, and 
elaborated to the present 
purposes. If of the two or 
three hundred copies orig- 
inally circulated there be 
now a stray example, its 
owner will be able better to 
note where truth ends and 
fiction begins in this story; 
for aside from resort to 
"The Autobiography of an 
Old Sport," there is a grain 
of truth herein as for ex- 
ample, the essential facts re- 
garding the origin and dis- 
covery of the Cardiff Giant. 
The author believes, in fact, 
that in no other form is to 
be found the true history of 
that most audacious of hum- 
bugs. Keen delight has been 
taken in her unmasking it. 
The giant, it must not be 
forgotten, was an American. ' 
Its ill-fame is a blot on our 
national honor. There may 
be those among our critics 
who still contend that it 
is a symbol of our national spirit. To con- 
found such as these it has been attempted 
in the following pages to set forth a man of 
flesh and blood, as rough hewn as the Cardiff 
Giant, but a man, worthy to be called "nat- 
ural born" that happy, though little used, 
description of the native American to be 
found only in the fifth section of Article II. 
of the federal Constitution wherein are de- 
fined the qualifications of those citizens who 
are eligible to hold the office of President of 
the United States. . 

The author is aware that to have written 
a story of Central New York is to have 
awakened the ghost of "David Harum" a 
kindly apparition in this instance, however, 
for the author has but to listen with his 
memory to hear the tone of Edward Noyes 
Westcott and the gentle words with which 
he encouraged him. By the quaint veracities 
of "The Autobiography of an Old Sport" Mr. 
Westcott was quickly struck. (Stokes. 
$1.50.) Preface to Sherlock's "Your Uncle 
Lew." 




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The Sentimentalists. 

THE name "Sentimentalist" is applied by 
Arthur Stanwood Pier to his hero and hero- 
ine ; he conceives of the first as "a sensualist 
restrained by morality and therefore a senti- 
mentalist;" of the heroine as "a sentimental- 
ist feminine, a sweeter, legs selfish being than 
the masculine equivalent." The hero, how- 
ever, as the author admits, "like many an- 
other sentimentalist, never so truly touched 
the sublime as when gorging himself on 
humble-pie." The book will be a success, 
not only in spite of its binding, but also in 
spite of hero and heroine rather than be- 
cause of them. The reader will not care so 
much about their sentimentalism as he will 
for the capital descriptions of athletic life 
here and there, as, for instance, Vernon's 
joy in swimming; the sympathetic pictures 
of Lake Champlain and Maine coast scenery; 
above all, the felicitous delineation of minor 
characters, mostly taken from Boston socie- 
ty; indeed, it is not hard to trace in them 
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leaders in that place. While these minor 
characters seem more successfully drawn than 
are the major the author's strokes appar- 
ently truer and more telling all the char- 
acters might have been still more clearly set 
forth, and the plot a little more cohesively 
dramatic. It is rather gratuitous, neverthe- 
less, to pick flaws in so generally excellent 
a story one which admirably fits the capital 
plan of the publishers in giving each month 
to the public a distinct portrayal of a cer- 
tain phase of American life. (Harper. 
$1.50.) The Outlook. 




Courtesy of R. H. Russell. 
SARAH BERNHARDT AS I/AIGLON. 

Betsy Ross. 

MR, HOTCHKISS deals with much more than 
the American flag in "Betsy Ross," wherein 
he introduces us to the maker of that flag, 
receiving her commission to set to work upon 
it and playing in her way the part of a de- 
voted patriot. A "Prelude" to the novel ex- 
hibits the marooning of a band of pirates by 
five of their comrades, and in the first chap- 
ter a survivor of the terrible experience en- 
ters Philadelphia to cause all manner of woe. 
There is a duel, there is a murder, there ore 



misunderstandings galore, and somehow 
Betsy Ross, who is portrayed as the daughter 
of a reformed rascal, of course innocent of 
her father's past, finds her fate linked to all 
these sinister happenings. The plot is deftly 
put together. The flag episode counts, but 
it is not brought too pervasively into the book. 
The fiendish pirate who is such a source of 
misery occupies the stage more than once, 
and while General Washington is naturally 
among the characters he is not allowed to 
take up too much of the reader's attention. 
Betsy's love affair successfully disputes for 
our interest with her making of the flag, and 
her history, as Mr. Hotchkiss cleverly tells 
it, is packed with varied and exciting interest. 
(Appleton. $i; pap., 50 c.) N. Y. Tribune. 

War's Brighter Side. 

"WAR'S BRIGHTER SIDE/' by Rudyard Kip- 
ling, A. Conan Doyle, Lord Stanley, Julian 
Ralph, H. A. Gwynne, Percival Landon, and 
others is invested with a unique interest, both 
by the singularly attractive quality of the 
contents, which include the stories, poems, 
and sketches of some of the most popular 
modern authors, and also by the peculiar con- 
ditions under which these stories were written. 

When the British army was at Bloemfon- 
tein, preparing for the march to Pretoria, 
Lord Roberts took advantage of the presence 
of the most brilliant group of writers ever 
brought together by journalistic require- 
ments, and requested them to make a news- 
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The four editors Kipling, Ralph, Gwynne 
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experiences of this rare board of editors. 
The illustrations include portraits of the edi- 
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circumstances of its origin, comes with a 
relish of its own which will be keenly ap- 
preciated. (Appleton. $1.50.) 



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Copyright, 1900, b; 
DAUDET AND HIS SECRETARY. 



A Sailor's Log. 

HERE is the most picturesque book of the 
sea which we have had of recent years. Ad- 
miral Evans, who is known to every Ameri- 
can, has been in active sea service almost 
throughout a long and stirring career which 
has included two wars, a near approach to 
war in Chile, an exciting campaign against 
piratical sealers in Alaskan waters, and ad- 
ventures and strange experiences in every 
quarter of the globe. His earlier years afford 
a charming picture of Virginian life before 
the war, from which the reader passes to 
thrilling incidents of Indian fighting and 
buffalo hunting on the plains, while the boy 
was on his way to Utah to qualify for an 
appointment at Annapolis. The approach of 
war, the varied phases of service, the bloody 
and dramatic assaults upon Fort Fisher, and 
the picture sketched incidentally of the gal- 
lant young officer undaunted by wounds, offer 
chapters of most vivid interest. In the pages 
which follow the reader passes from hunt- 
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in Singapore, or war clouds in Japan, to 
tales of ghosts in the Mediterranean and land 
cruises in Liberia and southern Africa. An 
inner view is given of the acute Chilian dif- 
ficulties which so nearly led to war, and an- 



other fresh chapter of history is told in the 
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The reader is introduced to the inception of 
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work. It is a book of historical importance, 
and it is a peculiarly intimate, vivid, and per- 
sonal story of a most varied and picturesque 
career. (Appleton. $1.50.) 



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[April, 1901 




EL MORE ELLIOT PEAKE. 

The Darlingtons. 

IN Mr. Elmore Elliott Peake's successful 
novel, "The Darlingtons," the location of 
the scene was not made known. Mr. Peake 
had been employed in the railway office of 
one of the smaller lines in the South, and it 
is but natural that his knowledge of railroad 
life appears in this story. Not long ago Mr. 
Peake received the following letter, which 
seems to throw some light on the location of 
the scene : 

"I have recently read your book, 'The Dar- 
lingtons,' with a great deal of interest. I 
found not a dull paragraph in it, although I 
did skip one. It was about the scenery, and 
I co.uld not wait to see it for going after Miss 
Carol. 

"But I do not write to express my apprecia- 
tions, many though they are, which is per- 
haps the best reason for not doing so. 

"In the first sentence of the opening chap- 
ter of your book, you speak of the 'High 
Point, Randleman, Ashboro, and Southern 
Railway.' These names are familiar to me. 
On the Southern Railway in Central North 
Carolina is the town of High Point. From 
here a branch road extends to Ashboro, and 
between the towns is the village of Randle- 
man. This led me to suspect at first that the 
scene of your story must be laid in this part 
of the country, but I became more convinced 
of it as I read, because the life portrayed in 
your book is really a perfect picture of life 
in a little North Carolina town. Whether 
you intended it or not, you are the first to 
portray this life, I think. The scant current 
literature concern' .g this State deals mostly 
with extreme types of mountaineers, ne- 
groes, etc. not a bad sort, maybe, but not 
the best. Is it a foundation of fact for your 
plot?" (McClure, Phillips & Co. $1.50.) 




Courtesy of McClure, Phillips & Co. 
WILLIAM BARCLAY PARSONS. 

The Author of An Engineer in China. 

WILLIAM BARCLAY PARSONS, whose picture 
is shown herewith, is better known as an 
engineer than as an author. Mr. Parsons, 
however, has a happy faculty of being able 
to tell in attractive language about what he 
sees, and his experiences have enabled him to 
see much. Two years ago Mr. Parsons led 
a party of American engineers into the in- 
terior of China to survey a route for a possi- 
ble American railway in that country. How 
he succeeded is. already a matter of history. 
He made his way through the closed province 
of Hunan, being practically the first white 
man to accomplish this, and mapped out a 
route of nine hundred miles of railway. Mr. 
Parsons took notes throughout his journey 
and also made several hundred photographs. 
The notes he has elaborated into an attractive 
volume called "An American Englineer in 
China" and the best of his photographs have 
been used to illustrate the book. McClure, 
Phillips & Company are his publishers. $1.50. 

The Century Company's New Books. 

THE month of April will give us many 
new publications that have mostly gained a 
host of readers during their progressive 
course in the Century Magazine. "Her 
Mountain Lover/' by Hamlin Garland, is a 
story of picturesque contrasts, and its hero 
suggests a masculine counterpart of "Daisy 
Miller." A young Colorado ranchman is 
sent to London to place an interest in a 
Western mine; his unconventional manners 
make friends for him in England, and his 
affections become somewhat "entangled." 
Great charm is given to the story by the 
breezy character and humorous speech of the 
hero. The story ends in the mountains of 
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charming American girl and returns to the 
"high country" for which his soul longed 
during his exile in England. ($1.50.) 

"The Wizard's Knot," by William Barry, 
author of "Arden Massiter," is a graphic 
picture of life in Ireland. The author is a 
well-known Catholic priest and theologian, u 
graduate of the English College in Rome, 
long professor of theology at Birmingham 



Crafts," "The Factory Girl," "The House- 
less," "The Submerged," etc. It is a book 
which is not only an important contribu- 
tion to sociology, but which has an interest 
of its own altogether apart from its value 
as a study. In subtle penetration and' de- 
lineation of motives it suggests Dickens's 
"Uncommercial Traveller." The book is very 
beautifully illustrated with character studies 



theological college, a lecturer, traveller, stu- bv Phil May and L. Raven-Hill, and views by 
dent and thinker. His books have won the Joseph Pennell. ($3-50.) 
regard of thoughtful people. In "The Wiz- "The Helmet of Navarre." This is the 
ard's Knot" the strong literary force that story, by Miss Bertha Runkle, which has 
characterizes all of Dr. Barry's writings is a been appearing serially in The Century Maga- 
distinctive feature. The knot is a tangled sine and has attracted wider attention and 
one, and the book teems with incident and been more highly praised than any of its 
adventure. ($1.50.) predecessors. As the first book of a young 

"Owen Bowen's Legacy," by Edwin Asa writer, it is certainly remarkable. The Critic 
Dix, author of "Deacon Bradbury" has been calls it "a remarkable performance, not only 
read by many thousands of people during for a young writer, but for a writer of any 
the past year, and a new book by the same age." It is a narrative of intense and sus- 
author will at once command attention, espe- tained interest. The scene is laid in Paris 
cially as some of the characters in "Deacon during the investment of the city by Henry 
Bradbury" have been introduced in the pres- of Navarre, and the story occupies but four 
ent book and the scene of the , 
story is laid in the same New 
England village. An old re- 
cluse, dying, leaves his little es- 
tate of $5000 to be disposed of 
by three trustees to the most 
worthy person in the town, a 
year later. The one who seems 
the least worthy in the begin- 
ning is unanimously awarded 
the gift in the end. The story 
is exceedingly full of humor 
and strong character studies. 
($1.50.) 

"The Prince of Illusion," by 
John Luther Long, is the tale 
of a little blind boy whose il- 
lusion is his belief that he is a 
prince. How the mother keeps 
him always unconscious of his 
squalid surroundings is the 
story. There are several others 
in the book, including "Dolee," 
"The Dream Woman," "Ein 
Nix-Nutz," etc. The author's 
previous book, "Madame But- 
terfly," has not only been suc- 
cessful, but has been made the 
subject of a popular play 
will soon be made into an 
operetta. ($1.25.) 

"East London," by Walter 
Besant, is a book of extraor- 
dinary interest, describing life 

among the toilers, with Chap- From The Helmet of Navarre " Copyright, 1899. The Century Co. 

ters on "The City of Many " WE CLIMBED OUT INTO A SILK-MERCER'S SHOP."| 




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days of the week preceding Henry's entry 
to give his formal adherence to the Catholic 
Church. The author's remarkable fertility of 
invention crowds the story full of plot and 
subplot natural to the violent times, to the 
clash of faiths, and to the rivalry for the 
hand of a court beauty known as the "Rose of 
Lorraine." It is a fresh, engaging and well- 
sustained addition to romantic fiction. The 
book contains twelve pictures by the famous 
illustrator, Andre Castaigne. $1.50.) 

The Green Flag and Other Stories. 

McCujRE, PHILLIPS & Co. have issued a 
unique circular, with a poster of similar de- 
sign, which directs attention to a stirring 
tale called "The Croxley Master," included 
in A. Conan Doyle's latest collection of 
short stories which bear the name, "The 
Green Flag and Other Stories of War and 
Sport." The design is a reproduction of an 
old print engraved by I. Grozer, after a 
drawing by C. R. Ryley, which shows Daniel 
Mendoza, champion of England, and Rich- 
ard Humphreys in their boxing match at 
Doncaster, on September 29, 1790, in which 
the champion won a decisive victory. 

The quaint artistic crudity of this old 
print takes its subject out of the realm of 
the disreputable present of prize fighting 
and suggests, as a vulgarly realistic photo- 
graph of two modern bruisers could not do, 
the more heroic side of pugilism. This is 
as it should be, for "The Croxley Master" 
is not a story of two "pugs," but tells how 
a young medical student who had been a 
famous amateur athlete took the only way 
open to him to earn sufficient money for the 
completion of his education. His employer, 
a physician; his friends everybody, had re- 
fused to aid him financially; therefore, as 




Copyright, 1901, by McClure 
ps & Co. 

THE CROXLEY MASTER. 



a last resort he agreed to meet an ex-pro- 
fessional, the Master of Croxley, in a glove 
contest for a hundred pounds the amount 
he needed to take his degree. The story of 
this battle is without doubt the most dra- 
matic tale of its kind ever written. (Mc- 
Clure, Phillips & Co. $1.50.) 



King's End. 

How many years nay, how many decades 
of years have elapsed since the United 
States has produced a love story preaching 
nothing, proving nothing, illustrating no pe- 
riod of history? It is so much easier to 
mingle one's theories with the thread of one's 
fiction; to draw one thread of destiny slightly, 
to leave another slack, that one's sociological 
ideas may be better exemplified by the vil- 
lain's evil fate or by the heroine's happiness ! 
It is so difficult to forget the mighty current 
of world interests and to note only the fate 
of two insignificant splinters in the ship of 
^tate, and it is so consoling to thrust slyly at 
President, Congress or Governor of whom 
one disapproves ! But here is Miss Alice 
Brown's "King's End," as plainly and simply 
a love story as "The Courtin' " itself ; in fact, 
were not the title pre-empted, Miss Brown 
might very well have adopted it, for her hero 
is as "clean grit and human natur" " as 
"Zekle" himself, and her heroine is the Huldy 
of to-day, better instructed, wider in vision, 
but the same Huldy, coy, provoking, evasive 
until betrothed, she begins, as her lover dryly 
tells her, to think his thoughts and make a 
little god of him. Both of the pair are wooed 
by others, and dispose of the wooers in ways 
entirely original, the man displaying sufficient 
diplomacy for an Ambassador in evading the 
young person who has marked him for her 
own. The other characters, all more or less 
.quaint, are strictly subordinate to the prin- 
cipals, but any one who chooses to make the 
comparison will find each one perfectly dis- 
tinguished from the village characters in Miss 
Brown's former books. The straggling little 
country village of King's End is the home of 
as many and as varied personalities as a lesser 
artist would find in a far broader field ; and 
idyllic though the tale may be, it does not lack 
the touch of human passion. Miss Brown has 
not studied her country folk from the ground 
of superiority where dwells Miss Wilkins, but 
on equal terms as fellow-beings. Therefore, 
she has seen their best, and any reader capa- 
ble of taking a similar attitude will find it 
very good. (Houghton, Mifflin & Co. $1.50.) 
Times Saturday Review. 



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of Honey Island." 



(G. W. Dill 



Copyright, 1892, '93, '96, by Robert Bonner's S 

A SUSPICtOUS SAIL. 

G. W. Dillingham Co.'s New Books. The Curious Career of Roderick Campbell. 

MAURICE THOMPSON'S "The King of Honey "THE CURIOUS CAREER OF RODERICK CAMP- 
Island" has been brought out since the death BELL/' by Jean N. Mcllwraith, is an historical 
of this lamented writer and is having a large novel and a novel of adventure, and it is also 
sale, having already reached the 35th thou- a character study. It is clear in style, rapid 
sand ($1.50). "Norman Holt," a story of in movement, genuine in historical interest, 
the Army of the Cumberland, is one of Gen- and full of good-natured humor, 
eral Charles King's historic fiction which The story opens in Scotland in 1745, where 
tells the story of the Army of the Cumber- a humorous Highland piper and his hot- 
land during the gigantic contest between the headed nephew take up arms for the Pre- 
great armies in the Civil War ($1.25). "Were tender the latter of the two for love of an 
You Born Under a Lucky Star?" by Char- ardent little Jacobite far above him in sta- 
Ictte Abell Walker, is another of those books 
that pry into the future that always are so 



tion. Prince Charlie is here seen at his best 
very winning figure; but after the defeat 



eagerly welcomed by that large class that is of Culloden the scene shifts to America, 
willing, though often doubting, to hear all where the old man leads a trading life among 
the coming years have in store for them of the Canadian Indians which charms by its 
business and matrimonial possibilities ($1.50). novelty and freedom, while the younger be- 
"The Toltec Savior," by Mrs. John Ells- comes an officer in the French army strug- 
worth Graham, is a novel descriptive of the gling with the English for possession of 
lost arts and treasures of ancient Mexico "New France." Here, too, comes the little 
(1.50) ; William Trevelyan Browne has in 
"Joy-Bells" a collection of charming and 
cheerful poems ($1.50) ; and in his "A Reply 
to the Man with the Hoe" a bright optimistic 



r of the life of the laborer (50 c.). Cut- 



Jacobite lady under circumstances of 
lantic interest; and here she is found by her 

lover and wooed in a manner becoming a 

chivalrous love story. 

Legardeur de St. Pierre, a noted Western 

cliffe Hyne's "A Master of Fortune gives the explorer of the time, and Bougainville, then 
further and even more thrilling adventures aide-de-camp to Montcalm, but destined to 
of "Captain Kettle" ($1.50) ; "The Cross- become the greatest navigator of his day, are 
roads of Destiny," by John P. Ritter, is a seen m excellent living portraits. On Mont- 
story of the chivalry of the fifteenth century calm, the defeated hero of Quebec, informing 
($1.25); and a book dealing with everyday side-lights are thrown; and Washington, 
life among farmers and introducing a char- then a major of colonial militia, is seen briefly 
acter worthy to rank with David Harum and ^ut vividly at Fort-le-Boeuf on his embassy of 
Eben Holden is "John Winslow," by Henry warning to the French occupants of the Ohio 
D. Northrop ($1.50). valley. (Houschton, Mifflin & Co. $1.50.) 



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Dog- Watches at Sea. 

"DOG-WATCHES AT SEA/' by Stanton H. 
King, is the plain tale of twelve years before 
the mast. The author, now superintendent of 
the Sailors' Haven, Charlestown, Mass., left 
home at twelve years of age, and for twelve 
years thereafter "went down to the sea in 
ships." Six of these years were spent in the 
merchant marine and six years in the naval 



relieved now and then by voyages in sunny 
latitudes and visits to interesting ports, and 
the comradeship of shipmates. Throughout 
the book there is a strain of humor and of 
sailor's cheerfulness ; and there are fo'c's'le 
tales, brief anecdotes, and descriptive bit& 
about strange sights in strange ports, told 
in a terse, homely style, that, with vivid im- 
pressions of navigation and seamanship, give 
the book a strong flavor of 
"the old salt sea." (Hough- 
ton, Mifflin & Co. $1.50.) 



The Sacred Fount. 
"IF to prevent nine out of 
ten readers from understand- 
ing what in the world he is 
driving at be the sign of 
greatness in a writer, then 
Mr. James is the greatest 
novelist of this or any other 
age. There was a time when 
Mr. Henry James was not as 
enamoured of literary fogs as 
to-day he appears to be. It 
causes in us no sense of 
shame to confess that by the 
time we had examined the 
first hundred pages in "The 
Sacred Fount" we were not 
at all ure whether we were 
in full possession of our 
senses. Matters did not grow 
less perplexing as we trav- 
elled laboriously to the end 
of this bewildering book, 
which we begin to think is an 
elaborate joke played upon 
the reading public by a nove- 
list anxious to see what is the 
extent of his worshippers' 
credulity. At any rate, it is 
quite certain that the ram- 
pant vagueness of "The Sa- 
cred Fount" is an offence 
against art. Nevertheless, we 
fully expect to hear it praised 
for clarity, since the illogical 
service of the United States. The author's idolater (with whom the blackest black is the 
story of these years is not a "romance of the whitest white) is still at large. It would puz- 
sea," but a realistic account of life in fo'c's'les zle the most ingenious to describe the story of 
and on berth-decks. It is narrative in form, "The Sacred Fount." There is no plot. Some 
describing in the frankest way the actual life ladies and gentlemen go to stay at a house in 
at sea and on shore of searnen and blue- the country, where they sit themselves down 
jackets, their work and play (the one apt to to a debauch of garrulity, though without 
be as rough as the other), their sufferings justifying their behavior in the slightest de- 
from hardships of wind and weather, and the gree. If the admirers of Mr. James fail to 
all too frequent inhumanities of the officers, detect spots upon what we may call his latest 




is Career of Roderick Campbell." Copyright, 1901, by Houghton, M 
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sun, they will, indeed, be interesting material 
for the psychologist. We have no need to 
praise the manner in which Mr. James covers 
his pages with fine English, or to describe 
how cleverly he uses his familiar instruments. 
But we refuse to spare breath in protesting 
against his plague of obscurity. Because we 
shrink from believing that Mr. Henry James 
is, as it were, hag-ridden, and, therefore, 
powerless, we prefer to think the idol is amus- 
ing itself at the expense of the idolaters. 
But how the idolaters will wince at this the- 
ory! (Scribner. $1.50.) London Literary 
World. 



Scribner's Newest Fiction. GEORGE c. HAZELTON. 

REVERSING the usual process, George Hazel- varied and peculiar power in "The White 

toil, Jr., has used for his story "Mistress Nell" Cottage," and among the stories of action 

the same material out of which he has already that teach fact will appear Frederick Palmer's 




constructed the very suc- 
cessful play of the same 
name. The story of "Mis- 
tress Nell Gwyn" and the 
"Merry Monarch" is told 
with such spirit and such wit 
as hold the attention from 
the outset. Mrs. Edith Whar- 
ton has again written enough 
stories to fill a volume called 
"Crucial Instances," which 
have all the wonderful vi- 
tality of "The Greater In- 
clination;" "God's Puppets," 
by Imogen Clark, gives a 
vivid picture of New York 
City in the middle of the 
eighteenth century, which 
forms an effective setting for the interesting 
human drama presented. 
Zack has given another example of her 




ALBERT SONNICHSEN. 




Courtesy of Charles Scribr 
HARRISON ROBERTSON. 



"The Ways of the Service," 
illustrated by Howard 
Chandler Christy, romances 
of military life in the Phil- 
ippines, bringing into jux- 
taposition our regular army 
men and women on the one 
side and the natives and in- 
surgents on the other. The 
American army women es- 
pecially are portrayed with 
uncommon skill in this vol- 
ume of stories. The author, 
is the well-known war cor- 
respondent. A dramatic 
story of love and jealousy, 
the scene of which mani- 
festation of unchanging hu- 
man nature is Louisville, Kentucky, is by 
Harrison Robertson, author o "Red Blood 
and Blue." The characters are strongly 
drawn types, the action is brisk, the situa- 
tions are full of intense emotional interest. 

Paul Bourget's "The Disciple" tells the 
story of the demoralization involved in the 
philosophy of utter skepticism; "Arthur Col- 
ton's "The Delectable Mountains" is a series 
of charming tales of the Connecticut hills; 
E. W. Hornung's "The Shadow of a Man" 
dramatically and effectively makes use of 
mystery; and mystery also is the foundation 
of Hildegarde Brooks's "Without a War- 
rant." Indeed the array of new fiction bear- 
ing the Scribner imprint reveals almost every 
phase of the gentle art of novel-writing, run- 
ning the gamut from the subtle analysis and 
intangible suggestion of "The Sacred Fount" 
to the simple love story "understanded of the 
people." (Scribner. ea., $1.50.) 



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General Meade. 

"GENERAL MEADE/' by Isaac R. Penny- 
packer, is a new volume in the Great Com- 
manders Series. This discriminating, com- 
pact, and interesting study of the victor of 
Gettysburg forms one of the most important 
volumes in this successful series of military 
biographies. The career which the author 
traces is one of singular consequence, includ- 
ing as it did the experiences of the Mexican 
War, and service as brigade commander in 
1861, the vicissitudes of the Peninsular cam- 
paign, and the arduous responsibilities of 
division commander at Antietam, corps com- 
mander at Fredericksburg, and the command 
of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg 
and afterward. The basis of this biography 
has been found in the official records of the 
Union and Confederate armies. A forcible 
argument is presented to show that General 
Meade was underrated by the commander-in- 
chief, and that he was entitled to the promo- 
tion given to another. The aid of the Get- 
tysburg National Park Commission and of 
Colonels Nicholson and Cope has resulted 
in securing many maps, measurements, and 
other information relative to the, battlefield 
of Gettysburg. In the account of this tre- 
mendous conflict, as in other portions of his 
succinct and instructive volume, the author's 
clear, discriminating, and forcible treatment 
enhance the interest of the great themes 
pictured in this important book. (Appleton. 
$1-50.) 

Among the Filipinos. 
"TEN MONTHS A CAPTIVE AMONG FILI- 
PINOS" is a narrative of adventure and ob- 
servation during the imprisonment of the au- 
thor, Albert Sonnichsen, by the insurgents of 
Luzon. Mr. Sonnichsen was captured with- 
in the Filipino lines in January, 1899, and he 
was a wandering captive for nearly a year 
from that date, traversing six of the western 
provinces of Luzon, and covering about three 
hundred miles. In November, 1899, Mr. Son- 
nichsen, who had been joined by the party 
of prisoners captured with Lieutenant Gil- 
more, made an attempt to escape and actually 
reached Vigan, where, after further impris- 
onment, he was rescued when the Oregon 
took that place. The narrative is interest- 
ing in itself, and its intrinsic merits are of 
course enhanced by the author's observations 
of native life and character. Mr. Sonnich- 
sen and his fellow captives were treated 
humanely and, sometimes, generously; the 
author has no complaint whatever to make 



on this score, and he concludes his story with 
the statement that "those who really have 
come in sufficiently close contact with the 
Filipinos to know them, and are enabled to 
judge them without prejudice, can not but 
admit that they are as entitled to be called 
civilized as other nations, and even more so 
than some whose representatives we receive 
at our capital and accord the same honors 
as those of the most polished nations." The 
form of this statement might be seriously 
objected to, but it shows clearly that a 
year's close acquaintance with the natives of 
Luzon have led the author to form a much 
more favorable opinion of them than is com- 
monly held by those who judge merely from 
the opinions of others. (Scribner. $2.) 
Public Opinion. 

A History of the Philippine War. 

COMING at a time when criticism of the 
Administration's consistent and firm policy 
in the Philippines is at its height, "Har- 
per's History of the War in the Philippines" 
is of more than ordinary interest. Bearing 
in mind the large share of the burden which 
our volunteer troops have borne in the ac- 
tions of the campaign, the publishers have 
included in its rosters of volunteer regiments 
.(officers and men) that have served in its 
battles. The volume not only contains the 
accounts of every action, written by such 
trained war correspondents as Frank Millet, 
William Dinwiddie and John F. Bass, but 
in addition embodies in each case the com- 
manding officer's account of such action. 
In this way Admiral Dewey, Gen. Merritt, 
Gen. Greene, Gen. Otis, and Gen. Lawton 
may all be considered contributors to it, and 
the book becomes in some sort an official 
publication. As a preface to the minute ac- 
count of events which have taken place in 
the islands since the beginning of our war 
with Spain, the volume embodies a history of 
the islands from their discovery by Magellan 
up to that time. 

As a specimen of modern bookmaking, 
this book is no less notable than as a contri- 
bution to history. It contains twenty-six full- 
page illustrations in colors and more than 
one thousand pictures in black and white 
from photographs and sketches by Harper & 
Brothers' special artists in the field. There 
are also many official maps, War Department 
charts, reproductions of Filipino proclama- - 
tions, old documents, etc. The volume is 
bound in khaki cloth and lettered in silver 
and blue. (Harper. $10.) Mail and Express. 



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W. A. Wilde Company's New Books. 

A ROUND half dozen of good stories and 
u-eful books in art and Bible study are among 
the W. A. Wilde Company's recent contribu- 
tions to the literary supply of the day. The 
stories all deal with scenes of American life, 
historical and modern, and include Amy 
Blanchard's charming tale, "A Daughter of 
the Revolution;" "The Godson of Lafayette," 



Scribner's Miscellaneous Books. 

A BOOK to enjoy and think about is "Ten 
Years a Captive Among the Filipinos," by 
Albert Sonnichsen, a narrative of adventure 
and observation during imprisonment on the 
Island of Luzon, during part of which he 
served as schoolmaster to native children. 
Three intensely personal books are Max 
Miiller's "My Autobiography;" Cyrus Town- 




aurie Vane.' Copyright, 1901, by W. A. Wilde Company. 

"HE DUG HIS HEELS INTO THE HORSE'S SIDE/' 



by E. S. Brooks; "With Preble at Tripoli," 
by James Otis; "The Prairie Schooner," a 
story of the Black Hawk Indian war, by W. 
E. Barton; "The Pathfinders of the Revolu- 
tion," by W. E. Griffis ; "Reels and Spindles," 
dealing with life in a mill town, by Evelyn 
Raymond ; and "Laurie Vane," a stirring story, 
full of dramatic incident. There is also the 
ever useful volume of "Peloubet's Select 
Notes," commenting on the International 
Sunday-school lessons; and "The Painters' 
Gospel," by Henry Turner Bailey. 



send Brady's "Under Tops'ls and Tents;" 
and "Mrs. Gilbert's Reminiscences." All the 
books will be fully noticed in subsequent is- 
sues. An absorbing history is "The Old New 
York Frontier," by Francis W. Halsey, de- 
scribing the Susquehanna frontier of New 
York in the i;th and i8th centuries in the 
brilliant style of the editor of the Times Sat- 
urday Review. Two studies in literature are 
"Masters of French Literature," by George 
M. Harper, of Princeton University; and 
"The Historical Novel and other Essays," by 



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Brander Matthews. Robert Louis Steven- 
son's "Aes Triplex," that little gem from his 
"Virginibus Puerisque/' is issued separately, 
uniform with his "Christmas Sermon," which 
won such favor last fall. It makes a very 
pretty Easter booklet. 

French Life in Town and Country. 

Miss LYNCH is an Irishwoman. She was 
educated in a French convent, has long been 
a resident of France, and is thus enabled to 
write with intimate knowledge on "French 
Life in Town and Country." Her book is 
particularly notable. It is the first of a series 
describing the home and social life of various 
European peoples a series long needed and 
sure to receive a warm welcome. Miss 
Lynch's style is frank, vivacious, entertaining, 
captivating, just the kind of a book which is 
not at all statistical, political, or controver- 
sial. The excitement just now concerning 
the Nationalist-Royalist revolutionists gives 
point to Miss Lynch's comment on the odious 
character of this element in French politics : 
"I have seen in the eyes of my Nationalist 
friends, devout Catholics and Conservatives, 
... a gleam of joy when one night the late 
roars of the newspaper boys led us to fear 
that the President had been murdered." " 'On 
a assassine Emile!' they shouted, leaping to 
their feet and flinging down their cards." 
The author's comments on French country 
life and manners are more instructive than 
her comments on life in the capital, but any 
one who has dipped beneath the surface of 
social life in Paris will note with satisfaction 
her testimony to one truth namely, that our 
happiest and most lasting impression lies, 
not in the rich, but in the poor and populous 
quarters. Miss Lynch also emphasizes the 
pleasantest feature of Paris that people of 
small means can live there both decently and 
economically. A special excellence of her 
book, reminding us of Mr. Whiteing's, lies in 
her continual contrast of the English and the 
French, and she thus sums up her praises: 
"The English are admirable; the French are 
lovable." .(Putnam, net, $1.20.) The Outlook. 



The Heritage of Unrest. 

"THE HERITAGE OF UNREST" is a strong 
story of army frontier life in the seventies. 
As indicated by its title, the chief interest 
of the story lies in its working out of a prob- 
lem of heredity. In truth, upon hero as well 
as upon heroine has fallen a "heritage of un- 
rest," but the development of the results of 
two strange psychic inheritances proved 'too 
much for the author, and she rather abandons 
Cairness; he might almost as well have had 
an ordinary ancestry. Felipa, the child of a 
white man and an Apache squaw, a girl bear- 
ing slight physical trace of her Indian des- 
cent, reared in ignorance of it, educated, in- 
telligent, beautiful, holds the centre of the 
stage from first to last, and in her the author 
illustrates the power of heredity, the mother's 
savage race calling, calling with compelling 
voice through every barrier of civilized blood 
and environment. Felipa is a strong crea- 
tion, with her Apache under-soul, her sub- 
conscious thirst for cruelty, her indifference 
in the presence of suffering, her wild mo- 
ments of atavism, and, at the same time, her 
unflinching truth and courage, her absolute 
loyalty, her capacity for sacrifice. She is not 
lovable, but she commands an almost unwill- 
ing admiration. The author, mindful of the 
law of "Like unto like," has ended the ro- 
mance in the happiest way. Death was kind, 
kinder than life. 

The question that remains is, How true is 
this portrayal? The case of Heredity vs. 
Environment is long in settling, and has al- 
ways fascinated poets and novelists. 

In regard to this insufficiently investigated 
subject of heredity, we can but feel that we 
are not yet ready for the question, and are 
hence incompetent to decide whether our au- 
thor is right in ascribing such potentiality to 
Felipa's Apache strain. Be that as it may, 
she is a character of much originality and 
force, and is well supported by the fine figure 
of Landor and by the others of less impor- 
tance, but of distant vitality, that move upon 
the stormy stage. (Macmillan. $1.50.) 
Times Saturday Review. 




" Her Mountain Lover 



Copyright, 1901, by The Century Co. 



April, 1901] 



THE LITERARY NEWS. 



* edectCc Monthly Sefatefo of Current literature. 

EDITED BY A. H. LEYPOLDT. 

APRIL, 1901. 

MAURICE THOMPSON. 

A MAN of many and varied talents was 
Maurice Thompson, whose death on Feb- 
ruary 15 is so truly regretted, especially by 
those who learned to look for his fascinating 
books and writings long before "Alice of Old 



tion as chief engineer on a railroad in In- 
diana, and later practised law at Crawfords- 
ville. In 1878 he was elected to the State 
Legislature, and in 1888 he was a delegate to 
the National Democratic Convention at St. 
Louis. From 1885 to 1889 he was State 
Geologist of Indiana. 

In 1867 he explored Lake Okeechobee, Fla.. 
making a list of its birds, animals, and 
plants, and, afterwards, he made ornitholog- 
ical explorations of the Okefinokee swamp, 
the Terre aux Bceufs, the islands of southern 
Louisiana, and the hill countries of Ala- 




Courtesy ot Bowen-Men 



MAURICE 

Vincennes" had made his name known from 
ocean to ocean. Mr. Thompson was an au- 
thority in natural science, Greek poetry and 
old French. He had studied law and was a 
builder of railroads. He was also a soldier 
and had often faced death upon battle-fields. 
Above all he was a poet and a most lovable 
man. 

Maurice Thompson was born in Fairfield, 
Md., in 1844, and was educated in Georgia 
as a civil engineer, receiving special training 
in Greek, Latin and French. During the re- 
bellion he served in the Confederate army. 
When peace was restored he secured 1 a posi- 



THOMPSON. 

bama, Mississippi, and Georgia, accumulat- 
ing a vast amount of valuable scientific in- 
formation. 

While he had entered the war ardent in 
the cause of the South, it was not long until 
Thompson realized that he was fighting for 
a cause that must eventually lose. Some 
time since in a public address he remarked: 
"During the last year of the struggle the 
feeling was growing within me that we were 
battling against the nineteenth century, and 
that even if we should whip the North we 
could not drive back the whole phalanx of 
progress." 



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[April, 1901 



In one of his well-known poems he ex- 
presses the same idea even more strongly, as 
follows : 

I am a Southerner; 
I love the South; I dared for her 
To fight from Lookout to the sea, 
With her proud banner over me; 
But from my lips thanksgivings broke, 
As God in battle thunder spoke, 
And that Black Idol, breeding drought 
And dearth of human sympathy 
Throughout the sweet and sensuous South, 
Was, with its chains and human yoke, 
Blown hellward from the cannon's mouth, 
While Freedom cheered behind the smoke. 

When the war was over the Thompsons 
were practically ruined, being left "land 
poor," their once valuable plantations being 
rendered worthless by the altered social con- 
ditions. Mr. Thompson often related that 
his desire for study was in nowise abated by 
his financial inability to purchase the needed 
books. He determined to have them, and he 
won them by his skill as a hunter. He 
roamed the woods, and by the sale of game 
secured the money to purchase quite a num- 
ber of the books which to-day hold the most 
honored position in his library. 

Mr. Thompson began writing for publica- 
tion in 1873. He had written before this, but 
he considered the publication of his poem, 
"At the Window," in the Atlantic Monthly, 
as his beginning. The "Witchery of Arch- 
ery" was written in 1877, and his first novel, 
"A Tallahassee Girl," in 1881. 

In his recent book, "The Hoosiers," Mer- 
edith Nicholson writes lovingly of Maurice 
Thompson. For instance, Mr. Nicholson 
writes : "There is a greal deal of the Indiana 
landscape to be found in Mr. Thompson's 
poems, though he often looks southward to 
the north Georgia hills and to Florida. Ser- 
vile descriptions he does not give, but against 
backgrounds traced with great delicacy and 
beauty, he throws suddenly, and for a mo- 
ment only, some fleeting spirit of the wood- 
land. There is in his language 'the continual 
slight novelty' which is indispensable in poe- 
try that is to haunt and taunt the memory. 
. . . It is a pleasure to find a poet to 
whom America is so satisfactory as a field 
that he dares to set up the mockingbird 
against the nightingale." 

Mr. Thompson's family relations were ex- 
ceptionally happy. He married his wife, 
Alice Lee, the daughter of an Indiana rail- 
road man, when she was a very young girl, 
and she has always given him great assist- 
ance in his work. 



"Alice of Old Vincennes" has sold almost 
its first quarter of a million copies. It is 
now to be dramatized by E. E. Rice, and the 
novel and play should insure a comfortable 
living for his family. 

The trend of Mr. Thompson's thoughts is 
expressed in the few lines he wrote shortly 
before his death : 

So, when I fall like some old tree, 
And subtle change makes mold of me, 
There let earth show a fertile line 
Where perfect wild flowers leap and shine. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MAURICE THOMPSON. 
Hoosier Mosaics, i6mo, cloth, $1.25, E. J. 

Hale & Son. 
Witchery of Archery, square I2mo, illus., 

1878, $1.50, C. S. S. New ed., with chap- 
ter English Archery, 1879, $1.50, C. S. S. 
Tallahassee Girl, cloth, i6mo, 1882, $i, Os- 

good. (Now H., M. & Co., $1.50.) Also 

paper ed., 1887, Ticknor. 
His Second Campaign, cloth, i6mo, 1883, $i, 

Osgood. 
Songs of Fair Weather, vellum, I2tno, 1883, 

Osgood. New ed., poems, I2mo, cloth, H., 

M. & Co., 1892, $1.50. 
At Love's Extreme, cloth, $i ; paper, 50 c., 

1885, Cassell. Issued in 1894 in paper by 

Neely. New ed. as Milly, cloth, 1901, 

I2mo, $1.50, New Amsterdam Co. 
Red Head Family, The Woodpecker, i6mo, 

pp. 21, 1885, N. Y., Alden. 
Banker of Bankersville, cloth, I2tno, 1886, 

Cassell, $i. Paper ed., 1889, 50 c. 
Byways and Birdnotes, cloth, Cassell, 1885, 

75 c. Issued in 1888 by Alden, 60 c. 
Fortnight of Folly, 1888, cloth, 50 c. ; paper, 

25 c., Alden. 
The Story of Louisiana, 1889, cloth, $1.50, D. 

Lothrop Co. 
King of Honey Island, 1892, cloth, R. Bon- 

ner's Sons. (Also paper, Hurst.) Now 

issued by G. W. Dillingham Co., 1901, 

cloth, $1.50. 
Sylvan Secrets in Bird Songs and Books, 

1888, cloth, 60 c., Alden. 
Ethics of Literary Art, being Carew Lec- 
tures for 1893, cloth, Hartford Seminary, 

1893. 
Lincoln's Grave, 1894, cloth, i6mo, $1.25. 

(Only 450 copies.) 

The Ocala Boy, 1808, cloth, $i, D. Lothrop Co. 
Stories of Cherokee Hills, 1898, cloth, I2mo, 

$1.50, H., M. & Co. 
Stories of Indiana, 1898, cloth, I2mo, 60 c., 

net, Am. Bk. Co. 
Alice of Old Vincennes, 1900, cloth, I2mo, 

$1.50, Bowen-Merrill Co. 
My Winter Garden, 1900, cloth, I2mo, $1.50, 

Century Co. 
Sweetheart Manette, 1901, cloth, I2mo, $1.25, 

J. B. Lippincott Co. (Also copyrighted, 

1894.) 

Editor of Boys' Book of Sports and Out- 
door Life, 1886, $2.50, Century Co. 
With W. H. How to train in Archery, 

illus., 24mo, 1879, 50 c., Horseman. 



April, 1901] 



THE LITERACY NEWS. 



from New Books. 



True Natural Grace. 

TRUTH witnessed her first theatrical per- 
formance in Van's Company, and her first 
orchestral concert under Mrs. Adams's gra- 
cious patronage. Beethoven's Fifth Sym- 
phony, though she could not understand its 
construction, not even from the analysis of 
the learned programmist, came to her as a 
revealed world of ethereal quicksilver, which 
promised infinite revelations to come. But 
at Duse's unspeakable restraint of passion in 
the ever-new study of Camille, she felt that 
her heart was broken forever. The effort 
she made to keep from weeping aloud almost 
exhausted her. On her way home in the car- 
riage, she could not speak to Van, but held 
his left hand in a grasp that numbed it. She 
did not dare to bid him good-night at the door 
of her chamber, but in the morning told him 
gravely that she felt her one chance of gaining 
immortality was to become a tragic actress. 

In accordance with this desire, Mrs. Adams 
took her one morning to the parlors of a Mrs. 
Sibyl Janes, who was then conducting a series 
of classes in Boston. Perhaps the most vivid 
impression of all Truth's career up to this 
point was made by her hour's conversation 
with this remarkable woman. Born in some 
little Western town, hardly yet thirty years 
old, with brown hair caught up like that of 
a Greek goddess, short of stature, with step 
springing as a deer's bound, her thought 
struck out with the clear keen blast of prac- 
tical absoluteness. It swept clean away both 
low-lying theosophic miasmas, and the glitter- 
ing cirrus flock of philosophic categories, and 
talked God-sense out of the familiar ultimate 
blue. 

With a graceful apology to Mrs. Adams, 
she led Truth to an inner room. "So you 
want to become an actress?" she said smil- 
ing. "It is my business to tell people how. 
Determine to express harmoniously every 
faculty of your being! That is the secret, 
and whether you practice it on the boards or 
in a drawing-room, you will find it your best 
watchword. Walk down fearlessly into the 
footlights of people's eyes! Birds always 
sing in tune, and their wings are graceful 
with the curves of least resistance. A draw- 
ing-room is the chief of all dramatic stages. 
Each character can exhibit its whole self at 
the moment of entrance. Stop jerking! And 
breathe slowly and calmly, as if you were 
taking the whole world into your lungs ! 
When you have got it there you can float. 
Don't stop to think what you are going to 
say! Don't coop up your thoughts in your 
dressing-room ; throw yourself out with them, 
and let them fly freely! Words will grow 
on them like feathers then you can skim 
any wave without touching it. Now. walk 
across the floor with me! There! No! 
don't you see? You hitch at the waist, as if 
you wanted to go two ways at once! Plan- 
ets don't wobble ; they oscillate ! Now, come 
right across to me as if you were a planet ! 
Gli-i-de ! No ; again ! Focus on me ! Think 
only that you would rather shake my hand 
than do anything else in the world ! Sup- 
pose me to be your dearest friend, .who has 
suddenly appeared ! Your grandmother, yes ! 



Come, now ! Straight as a bee to a flower ! 
There you are! You're an actress already ! 
Don't you see, the only use of living is to 
fill each moment with your singleness of soul ? 
(Little, Brown & Co. $1.50.) From Mc- 
C all's "Truth Dexter." 



Rose-Growing. 

ROSES ! He found himself humming : "1 
shall never again be friends with roses," and 
then, having to speak the truth, forgotten it 
for many days, he opened his manuscript vol- 
ume and wrote therein to this effect : 



It has followed t . 

Where is the face that once lit, 

Like a flower, at the Nightingale's song? 
Gone with the Rose and the Nightingale, 

Gone with the song." 

But though he was rather pleased with 
these lines, he realized that their sincerity, so 
to say, was retrospective. He no longer felt 
like that. Indeed, the world was once more 
becoming a garden. If the roses were scarcely 
budding as yet, he realized that they were 
still alive. The winter had not killed them, 
after all. And if the roses came back, the 
nightingales must follow, But what of 
"The face that once lit, 
Like a flower, at the Nightingale's song?" 

Well, who knows! Perhaps he had been 
mistaken in thinking that the world held only 
one beautiful face. 

At the same time Wasteneys well knew 
that it was to no face rfhat he was to owe his 
emancipation, if that emancipation was ever 
to come about. His imperious possession 
was to be .cast out by no rival possession'. 
He knew that in any strife of faces there 
would never for him, as long as he lived, be 
any face that would seem more lovely than 
the face of Muriel. He could not, would not, 
rob that face of its beauty; he was deter- 
mined only to rob it of its power over his 
life. This he had willed, vaguely and broken- 
ly indeed; but, however feebly we will, if we 
will really, good or bad powers of the air 
hasten to help us and we have seen how 
Wasteneys was being helped. He was being 
helped by the reawakening in himself of di- 
vine forgotten instincts, instincts that for- 
bade him any longer to treat his life merely 
as his own ; to use, or waste, or give away, as- 
he pleased. Larger laws of his nature were 
reasserting themselves, to which even Muriel 
must bow. Like some statesman who dare 
not wreck his country for a mistress's smile, 
so Wastenays slowly realized once more his 
duties! to his own soul. 

He was a man, he was an artist, he was 
perhaps an eternal spirit, liable to render 
an account of his stewardship before the 
throne of some mysterious lord of life, who 
having given all, had surely a right to de- 
mand something in return. 

One owed it even as a courtesy to the Di- 
vine Unknown to make some little of this 
beautiful gift of life. Yes! Life was beau- 
tifulbeautiful, in spite of all.. Of course, 
it was beautiful ! It was the merest priggish- 
ness of pessimism to deny it. (Little. Brown 
& Co. $1.50.) From Le Gallienne's "Love- 
Letters of the King." 



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[April, 1901 



Jttagc^ines for Qlpril. 



Articles marked with asterisk are illustrated. 

Atlantic: Politics and the public schools, 
G. W. Anderson. The anthracite coal crisis, 
Talcott Williams. The weaker sex, F. J. 
Stimson. The Reconstruction Period: Re- 
construction in South Carolina, Daniel H. 
Chamberlain. Penelope's Irish experience-;. 
vi., Kate Douglas Wiggin. The State of 
Washington, W. D. Lyman. Dante's quest 
of liberty, Charles A. Dinsmore. The pass- 
ing of mother's portrait, Roswell Field. The 
trailing arbutus, John Burroughs. The re- 
naissance of the tragic stage, Martha Anstice 
Harris. The Tory lover, xxij.-xxv., Sarah 
Orne Jewett. The fountains and streams of 
the Yosemite National Park, John Muir. 
Two schools, Henry Van Dyke. The house- 
hold of a Russian prince, Mary Louise Dun- 
bar. An unfinished portrait, Jennette Lee. 
The next step in municipal reform, Edwin 
Burritt Smith. Fire of apple-wood, M. A. 
De Wolfe Howe. April lyrics. The con- 
tributors' club ; Women and politics ; The 
fallow field ; Mrs. Fiske's acting. 

Catholic World: An Easter idyll* (poem), 
Alice F. Schmall. The report of the Taft 
Philippine Commission, Rev. John T. Creagh. 
J.C.D. The Brook farm movement viewed 
through the perspective of half a century,* 
Anna M. Mitchell. For Easter day (poem), 
Charles Hanson Town. "Their eyes were 
held," Eugenie Uhlrich. The pathological 
and therapeutic value of music, Carina C. 
Eaglesfield. The city of the kings,* M. Mac- 
Mahon. The human side of a saint, Father 
Cuthbert, O.S.F.C. Poverty's child* .(poem), 
Albert Reynaud. Bishop Baraga, the apostle 
of the Chippewas,* Rev. W. Elliott, C.S.P. 

Century: Dolce,* John Luther Long. 
Down the Rhine, in.. Koblenz to Rotter- 
dam,* Augustine Birrell. The helmet of Na- 
varre,* ix. (Begun in August), Bertha Run- 
kle. The crack in the headboard,* Edwin 
Asa Dix. The transportation of iron.* Wai- 
don Fawcett ; The " run,* Hr nry Milford 
Steele. The rose of life, Charles G. D. Rob- 
erts. The great heresy trial of the Rev. 
Epaphroditus Plummer,* Caroline Abbot 
Stanley. The coming of the Phoebe-Bird, 
John Burroughs. ^Fashions in literature, 
Charles Dudley Warner. Old manor-house 
gardens,* Rose Standish Nichols. An opti- 
mist, Lulu W. Mitchell. "Fair Ines," Eva 
Wilder Brodhead. A story of Bleecker street.* 
Jacob A. Riis. A woman's experiences dur- 
ing the siege of Vicksbttrg, Lida Lord Reed. 
D'ri and 1 I, n. (Begun in March), Irving 
Bacheller. Malaria and certain mosquitos,* 
L. O. Howard. Personal reminiscences of 
Queen Victoria. 

The Forum: Preliminary report of the 
Isthmian canal commission, Aldace F. Walk- 
er. The English poor-law, Thomas Burke. 
The radical movement in the Democratic 
party, Hon. William C. Mains. Why not 
three hundred million oeople ?, O. P. Austin. 
Notes on Italian politics, H. Remsen White- 
house. Our neglected and prospective inland 
waterways, Alexander Hume Ford. The 



Hague Peace Conference, Edward Everett 
Hale. Prohibition in Kansas, ex-Senator W. 

A. Peffer. Limitations of monopoly, Edward 
Sherwood Meade. The case for the South, 
Josiah William Bailey. The grunge, Kenyon 
L. Butterfield. The search after novelty in 
literature, Albert Schinz. 

Harper's: The sepulchre in the garden,* 
John Finley. The portion of labor : a novel, 
Part n., Mary E. Wilkins. Inspiration 
(poem), Hildegarde Hawthorne. Serpent- 
worshippers of India,* Walter H. Tribe. 
The point at issue* (story), William Farqu- 
har Payson. The Australian squatter,* H. C. 
Mac Ilvaine. Colonies and nation,* Part iv., 
Woodrow Wilson. The medicine grizzly 
bear :* an Indian folk-tale, George Bird Grin- 
nell. The right of way* (novel), Part iv.. 
Gilbert Parker. Shadows on the grass 
(poem), Elizabeth W. King. Extracts from 
Adam's diary, translated from the original 
manuscript, Mark Twain. Optim (poem), 
Virginia Frazer Boyle. There shall be no 
misunderstanding* (story), Hildegarde Haw- 
thorne. The Chohan bride* (story), A. Sar- 
ath Kumar Ghosh. The rise of Berlin, Sid- 
ney Whitman. 

Lippincott's: Mysterious Miss Dacres, Mrs. 
Schuyler Crowninshield. Persephone, Flor- 
ence Earle Coates. Our village improvement 
society, Eben E. Rextord. A hazing inter- 
regnum, Cyrus Townsend Brady. The pipers 
of the pools, Charles G. D. Roberts. Bees in 
Royal Bonnets, F. L. Oswald, M.D. The en- 
terprise of Flora, Francis Gribble. A cherry- 
bud in a foreign hand, Adachi Kinnosuke. 
The last sonata, Clinton Dangerfield. The 
bluebird, Madison Cawein. 

Nineteenth Century and After (March) . 
The civil list, Edmund Robertson. Church 
reform : why not begin with the parish '. 
Lord Bishop of Hereford. South African 
Hospitals Commission, Frederick Treves. 
Sham versus real home defence, A. Conau 
Dcyle. The admiralty versus the navy, H. 
W. Wilson. The drama in the English prov- 
inces, Henry Arthur Jones. Imperial civil 
service: a suggestion from Australia, Edward 
E. Morris. Verdi, Edward Greig. The Brit- 
ish workman and his competitors, William 
Woodward. Strata in the Roman forum, 
Giacomo Boni. Some American impressions 
of Europe, Philip Alexander Bruce. Mon- 
archy in the nineteenth century. Sidney Low. 

Scribner's: Southern mountaineer,* John 
Fox, jr. A day with a tramp,* Walter A. 
Wyckoff. Mrs. Gilbert's Stage reminis- 
cences.* Skipper, the story of a blue ribbon 
horse,* Sewell Ford. The amateur cracks- 
man,* E. W. Hornung. A chase over night 
between two Gloucester fishing schooners, J. 

B. Connelly. The Union and Billy Bell, Rob- 
ert Alston Stevenson. Nausicaa. a story of 
Connecticut village life, Arthur Colton. The 
marvels of science : a story of dialogue be- 
tween young lady and a phonograph,* George 
A. Hibbard. Two centres of Moorish art,* 
Edwin Lord Weeks. Cardes, the old French 
town,* E. C. Peixotto. The story of a painted 
ceiling, Will H. Low. Poems by Marguerite 
Merington. Charles Henry Webb, H. A Pow- 
ell, and John Cadmus. 



April, 1901] 



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Suroeg of Current Ciierature. 

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ART, MUSIC, DRAMA. 

CHAPIN, ANNA ALICE. Masters of music, 

their lives and works. Dodd, Mead & Co. 

por. 12, $1.50. 

Sketches of the following composers: Pal- 
estrina, Scarlatti, Handel, Bach, Marcello. 
Pergolese, Gluck. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, 
Weber, Meyerbeer, Rosini, Schubert, Berlioz, 
Chopin, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Schumann, 
Liszt, Wagner. 
MATTHEWS, JA. BRANDER. French dramatists 

of the igth century. 3d ed., brought down 

to the end of the century. Scribner. 12, 

net, $1.25. 

The present edition is now enlarged by a 
final chapter considering the condition of the 
French drama at the end of the nineteenth 
century. 
MEES, ARTHUR. Choirs and choral music. 

Scribner. por. 12, (Music lovers' lib.) 

net, $1.25. 

A book for the amateur. Contents: Among 
the Hebrews and Greeks ; In the early Chris- 
tian church, In the mediaeval church; After 
the Reformation ; The mystery, Bach ; The 
oratoria, Handel ; Other choral forms ; Ama- 
teur choral culture in Germany and England; 
Amateur choral culture in America ; The cho- 
rus and the chorus conductor. Index. 

MILLAIS, J. GUILLE. The old fowler in Scot- 
land; with a frontispiece in photogravure 
after a drawing by Sir J. E. Millais, and 
.'!. from the author's drawings and from 
photographs. Longmans, Green & Co. 4, 
bds., $12. 

TAPPER, T. First studies in music biography. 
Theodore Presser. il. por. sq. 16, $i 50. 

BIOGRAPHY, CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. 

COATES, T. F. G. Lord Rosebery; his life 
and speeches. Dutton. 2 v. il. por. 12, 
per set, $10. 

GREEN, WALFORD DAVIS. William Pitt, Earl 
of Chatham, and the growth and division 
of the British Empire, 1708-1778. Putnam, 
il. por. map, 12, (Heroes of the nations, 



c 



no. 32.) $1.50; hf. mor.. $1.75. 

Contents: Entrance into politics .(!78- 



(^ontents: entrance into politics .(,1700- 
1737) ; Walpole, Carteret and Pelham .(1738- 
1754) ; Pitt attains power d754-i757) ; Pitt's 
war ministry (1757-1761) ; The peace of 
Paris and the Stamp Act (1761-1765) ; Re- 
peal of the Stamp Act (1766) ; The Chatham 
ministry (1766-1769) ; The opposition to pre- 
rogative (1770-1772) ; The attempt to save 
the empire (1772-1778); Chatham's person- 
ality and historical position. Index. 

HORTON, ROB. F. Alfred Tennyson : a saintly 

life. Dutton. 12, $2. 
KNIGHT, W. Lord Monboddo and some of 

his contemporaries. Dutton. 8, $5. 

MARSHALL, BEATRICE. Emma Marshall : a 
biographical sketch. Dutton. 12, $2. 



THOMPSON, CLARA LINKLATER. Samuel Rich- 
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M. F. Mansfield & Co., [imported.] il. 
por. 12, net, $2.25. 

WASHINGTON, BOOKER TALIAFERRO. Up from 
slavery: an autobiography. Doubleday, 
Page & Co. por. 12, $1.50. 
This volume is the outgrowth of a series 
of articles dealing with the incidents in Mr. 
Washington's life, which were published con- 
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from the days when he vas a little slave un- 
til the present, when he fills the principal's 
chair at Tuskegee, an educational institution 
founded by himself, for the betterment of his 
own people. 



BARTLETT, W. A., D.D. Ober Ammergau and 
other places. G. C. Prince & Son. il. 12, 
75 c. 

Sketches of European travel entitled: 
Three great services in London; Windsor 
Castle and Gray's elegy; On the Rhine and 
a Sunday in Germany ; The mountains of 
God ; Ober Ammergau ; Nine days in Paris. 

BURDETT-COUTTS, W. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT. 

Sick and wounded in South Africa; what 
I saw and said of them and of the army 
medical system. Cassell. 12, pap., $1.25. 
"The object of this book, which is pub- 
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Hospitals Commission, is to place on record 
in a complete form the case I have brought 
forward against the medical arrangements in 
the South African war, which led to the ap- 
pointment of the Commission. It therefore 
contains everything I have said or written on 
the subject in public." Preface. 

CLARK, FRANCIS E., D.D. A new way around 
an old world; il. from photographs. Har- 
per, por. 12, $1.50. 

Describes the last six weeks of a long 
journey undertaken in the interests of the 
Young People's Society of Christian En- 
deavor, of which the author is President. 
Dr. Clark and his family was the first Ameri- 
can party that went around the world 
through Europe and over the Trans-Siberian 
Railway. He gives a vivid picture of this 
great railway and the country through which 
it passes ; the book is illustrated from photo- 
graphs. 

Durr, W. A. Highways and byways in East 
Anglia; il. by Jos. Pennell. Macmillan. 
8, (Highways and byways ser.) $2. 

LYNCH, HANNAH. French life in town and 
country. Putnam, il. 12, (Our European 
neighbours ser., no. i, ed. by W. Harbutt 
Dawson.) net, $1.20. 

The first volume of a series of books de- 
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dence in the countries described enables them 
to write with fulness of knowledge and im- 
partiality. The books are not statistical, po- 
litical or controversial, but they describe such 
phases of life as are peculiar to each coun- 
try. This has chapters on : French rural and 
provincial life ; Paris and Parisianism ; Social 
diversions and distinctions ; The army and the 
nation; Secular and religious education; Na- 
tional institutions; Home-life in France; 
Peasant and artisan ; The press and the peo- 
ple's colleges ; The Parisian lecture and salon, 
etc. 

PERCIVAL OLIVE. Mexico City: an idler's 
note-book. H. S. Stone & Co. il. 16', 
$1.25. 
Contents: First impressions; In the streets 

of the city; The Alameda and Chapultepec; 

Tc the floating gardens of) Tenochtitlan ; 

Early mass and the flower market ; At a 

Mexican country-house ; A street ramble ; 

Personal and reminiscent. 

PLACES I have visited. Dodd, Mead & Co. 

12, $1. 

A blank book made upon the same plan as 
''Books I have read." There are blanks to 
make an index of places visited, and other 
blanks for date of visit, name of place, per- 
sons party consisted of, length of visit, his 
toric and literary associations, general im- 
pressions, incidents of the journey, etc. 
RALPH, JULIAN. An American with Lord 

Roberts. F. A. Stokes Co. 12, $1.50. 

Records of the South African war. 

ROBINSON, C. H. Nigeria, our last protec- 
torate. M. F. Mansfield & Co. il. map, 
12, $2. 

The author is Canon Missioner of Ripon 
and lecturer in Hausa in the University of 
Cambridge. "Nigeria" is a new possession 
of Great Britain in South Africa, known here- 
tofore as the Niger Territories. Contains 
chapters on : Hausa origins ; The Hausa sol- 
dier ; Travelling in Nigeria ; The Royal Niger 
Company; Missionary enterprise; The Hausa 
association ; Kano market ; African fever ; 
Hausa literature ; Mohammedanism. With 
appendices on the Hausa Association and on 
the recent proclamation of the English Pro- 
tectorate in Nigeria. 

ROLFE, W. JA. Satchel guide for the vaca- 
tion tourist in Europe : a compact itinerary 
of the British Isles, Belgium and Holland, 
Germany and the Rhine, Switzerland, 
France, Austria and Italy ; rev. annually : 
ed. for 1901. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 
blank p. map, 16, leath., net, $1.50. 

SONNICHSEN, ALBERT. Ten months a captive 
among Filipinos : a narrative of adventure 
and observation during imprisonment on 
the Isle of Luzon, P. I. Scribner. por. 
map, 8, $1.50. 

It was as quartermaster of the Zealandia, 
one of the four transports of the second ex- 
pedition from San Francisco to Manila in 
1898, that the writer left his native land for 
the distant Philippines. He was made a 
prisoner the following year. His book tells 
the events of his imprisonment, his escape. 
etc., with a great deal about the Filipinos 
themselves. 



VACHELL, HORACE ANNESLEY. Life and sport 
on the Pacific slope. Dodd, Mead & Co. 
il. 12, $1.50. 

WORSFOLD, W. BASIL. Egypt yesterday and 
to-day. M. F. Mansfield & Co. map, nar. 
12, $i. 

Contents: Ancient Egypt; The Mohamme- 
dan conquest; Mohammed and his dynasty: 
International control ; The British occupation ; 
The beginning of reforms ; The loss of the 
Sudan; Conflicting authorities; Irrigation; 
Justice ; Education ; Industrial progress ; The 
recovery of the Sudan ; The international fac- 
tor. 

DOMESTIC AND SOCIAL. 

BRIDE'S (The) book: a souvenir of the wed- 
ding; with eight il. in color by Maud 
Humphrey and P. de Longpre, also thirty 
il. in black and white by F. M. Spiegle and 
others. F. A. Stokes Co. 4, $2.50 and 
$3.50; silk, $7.50 and $12.50. 
Pictures and blanks with highly ornamental 
borders make up a gift-book for a bride; 
there are spaces for photographs of the bride 
and groom, their relatives, etc., for date of 
first meeting and engagement; for a list of 
engagement and wedding gifts, date of wed- 
ding, etc. ; a blank marriage certificate, a 
page for the names of guests, etc. 
HOLT, EMILY. Encyclopaedia of etiquette: 
what to write, what to wear, what to do, 
what to say : a book of manners for every- 
day use. McClure, Phillips & Co. il. 8, 

$2. 

Chapters on : Introductions ; Calls ; Cards ; 
Dinners; Table manners; Balls; Weddings; 
Luncheons and breakfasts; Theatre and op- 
era ; Visiting and house parties ; Receptions ; 
Musicales ; Garden parties ; Funerals ; Chris- 
tenings; Bachelor hospitalities: Sport; In 
public ; Correspondence ; Children ; Servants. 

PHILLIPS, W. B. How department stores are , 
carried on. Dodd, Mead & Co. 16, 50 c. 
The author writes from several years' prac- 
tical experience, having been closely identi- 
fied with the policy adopted, and with all the 
details of system employed, in running one of 
the largest department stores in the United 
States. His chapters give in detail an ac- 
count of the management, the system, ad- 
vertising, the buying organization, receiving 
goods, taking care of stock, serving custom- 
ers, making out checks, cash office, the mail- 
order business, filing: correspondence, special 
orders, keeping employees' time, employing 
help, paying wages, etc. 

WILLIAMS. MARY E.. and FISHER, KATH- 
ARINE ROLSTON. Elements of the theory 
and practice of cookery: a text-book of 
household science for use in schools. Mac- 
millan. 12, net, $i. 

FICTION. 

BECKE, L.. and JEFFERY, WALTER. The tapu 

of Banderah. Lippincott. 8, $1.50. 

Fifteen short stories of the southern Pacific, 
Australia, etc. 
BOOTHBY, GUY. A cabinet secret : il. by A. 

Wallis Mills. Lippincott. 12, $1.50. 

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with the Boers in South Africa. A secret so- 
ciety representing a great European power 
conspires to humiliate England. Its instru- 
ment is a beautiful unscrupulous woman, 
whom they establish in London, surrounded 
by every luxury. She is to discover a cabinet 
secret by any means, however wicked. The 
narrative is a series of wild plots and adven- 
tures. 

BROWN, ALICE. King's End. Houghton, 
Mifflin & Co. 12, $1.50. 

CARK, M. E. Love and honour. Putnam. 

12, $1.50. 

A story that carries the reader from the 
closing incidents of the French Revolution, 
through various campaigns of the Napoleonic 
wars, to the final scene on a family estate in 
Germany. 

COBBAN, J. MACLAREN. A royal exchange. 
Appleton. 12, (Appletons' town and coun- 
try lib., no: 296.) $i ; pap., 50 c. 
The heredity prince of a German Grand- 
duchy, while on a summer hunting tour in 
Scotland, carefully guarded by a trusted court 
official, falls in love with the beautiful daugh- 
ter of an English Colonel both devoted to 
salmon fishing. The colonel's wife does some 
politic match-making. King Edward vn. 
while Prince of Wales gives excellent advice 
to the lover-prince, but in spite of all he 
makes "the royal exchange" of the little 
kingdom for the hand of the woman he can 
only raise to be a countess. 

DOUGLAS, AMANDA MINNIE. A question of 
silence. Dodd, Mead & Co. 12, $1.50. 
A story of hereditary insanity. A doctor 
believes his wife has succumbed to the family 
doom because she has constantly heard of it. 
His theory is that a firm will or silence on the 
subject would preserve many from the heredi- 
tary disease. To verify this theory he sub- 
stitutes an adopted child for his own and 
brings up his own as a child of adoption. 
The scene is some eastern American city not 
specially designated. 

DRUMMOND, HAMILTON. A king's pawn. 

Doubleday, Page & Co. 12, $1.50. 

Henry of Navarre is the central figure of 
this picturesque romance ; it is founded on a 
journey taken by the king, with two gentle- 
men of his court and a squire into Spain 
during the time of her differences with 
France. _ In spite of the fact that the party 
travels incognito, it manages to fall into all 
manner of dangerous and seemingly fatal pre- 
dicaments a vendetta with which a Spanish 
woman pursues one of the king's companions 
forming one of the leading motives. 

EDSON, MILAN CHAPPEL. Solaris farm: a 
story of the twentieth century. Published 
by the author, Milan C. Edson. por. 12. 
$1.25; pap., 60 c. 

While the author discusses many leading 
questions of the day, the purpose of his novel 
is to advocate co-operation: firstly as a solu- 
tion of the difficulties of the agricultural popu- 
lation, and secondly as the best thing for 
humanity in all avenues of business. So- 
laris Farm is a co-operative farm of about 
five thousand acres, whereon about two hun- 



dred and fifty families settle and work out 
the many problems which the author desires 
to discuss. 
EDWARDS, ALMUS HUGH. Romance and 

Rome (historical). Abbey Press, por. il. 

12, 50 c. 

A love story with American characters, 
having its scene in Rome", many of the fa- 
mous sights of Rome are described. 
FORSSLUND. M. LOUISE, [M. Louise Foster.] 

The story of Sarah. Brentano's. 16, 

$1.50. 

The scene is a bewitching inlet of the 
Great South Bay on the Long Island Coast. 
It was settled by the, Dutch and the old 
habits of the settlers still influence the in- 
habitants. Sarah is a woman of fine charac- 
ter connected with the members of the life- 
saving station. The work of the life savers 
plays an important part in the story. 

FRASER, Mrs. MARY CRAWFORD, [Mrs. Hugh 
Eraser.] A little grey sheep : a novel. Lip- 
pincott. 12, $1.50. 

FEOTHINGHAM, EUGENIA BROOKS. The turn of 
the road. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 12, 
$1.50. 

GLYNN, ELINOR. The visits of Elizabeth. J. 

Lane. il. 12, $1.50. 

HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. The scarlet let- 
ter. Dodd, Mead & Co. il. 8, (Book- 
man's classics.) $1.50. 

HINKSON, Mrs. KATHARINE TYNAN. A 
daughter of the fields. A. C. McClurg & 
Co. 12, $1.50. 

An Irish story. A hard-working farmer's 
wife after guarding her husband who drinks 
until his death, herself undertakes the man- 
agement of the fields. Her daughter has been 
sent to a convent in France and her mother's 
dream is to have her a fine lady without 
knowledge of her mother's life. But the 
daughter returns, learns from a faithful old 
servant of her mother's sacrifice and insists 
upon relieving her of her outdoor work. The 
young lord of the manor is drawn to the 
daughter of the fields. 

HORNUNG, ERNEST W. The shadow of a man. 

Scribner. 12, $1.25. 

A story of the Australian bush. Moya 
Bethune, "'the belle of Toorak," is about to 
m?rry a Mr. Rigden, and is spending a few 
days at his sheep farm, chaperoned by her 
brother, when a series of misunderstandings 
occurs, which threaten to be fatal to their 
future happiness. The unravelling of the 
mystery carries the reader through many 
scenes of bush life, full of local color. 

HUME, FERGUS W. A traitor in London. 

F. M. Buckles & Co. 12, $1.25. 

The Boer war is the leading motive of a 
modern novel. Among the characters are an 
Englishman, who is a traitor to his country, 
and sells government secrets to a Boer spy 
who lives in London ; and an attractive young 
girl who marries an English captain who is 
called at once to South Africa. The mys- 
tery of the story is a murder, one person 
after another being suspected of having com- 
mitted it. 



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HUMPHREY, ZEPHINE. The calling of the 
apostle. Bonnell, Silver & Co. 12, 75 c. 
Stories entitled: The calling of the apos- 
tle; A race of aristocrats; The pleasures ol 
tragedy; The ills this flesh is heir to; The 
happy farmer; The spirit of democracy; The 
voice of the muse. 

JASIENCYK, JULIAN. Ten years in Cossack 
slavery ; or, Black Russia ; tr. by Mary de 
Mankowski. Abbey Press, por. 12, $1.25. 

KING, C. In spite of foes; or, ten years' 
trial. Lippincott. 12, $1.25. 

KING, K. DOUGLAS. Ursula. J. Lane. $1.50. 
By the author of "The scripture reader of 
St. Mark's." A story which has its scene 
chiefly in Russia. Two English boys and an 
English girl, who are orphans, go to live in 
Russia, with an aunt who has married a 
Russian Prince. There is love and intrigue 
of quite a dramatic quality woven into the 
narrative, which ends with several marriages. 

LA RAMEE, LOUISE DE, ["Ouida," pseud.} 
Street dust and other stories. Macmil- 
lan. 8, $1.50. 

LEE, J. F. Octavia, the octoroon. Abbey 
Press. 12, 50 c. 
A story of the south before the war. 

LE FEUVRE, AMY. Olive Tracey. Dodd, 
Mead & Co. 12, $1.50. 

LILLY, W. S. A year of life. J. Lane. 12, 

$1.50. 
MclLWRAiTH, JEAN N. Curious career of 

Roderick Campbell. Houghton, Mifflin & 

Co. il. 12. $1.50. 

MARCHMONT, ARTHUR W. Madeline Power: 

[a novel.] Lippincott, [imported.] 12, 

$1.25. 
NAYLOR, JA. BALL. Ralph Marlowe: a novel 

Saalfield Pub. Co. 12, $1.50. 

The hero, a practicing physician in a flour- 
ishing Ohio town, goes to the little town of 
Babylon, Ohio, to become assistant to a doc- 
tor and dispensing chemist. The reason for 
this is the mystery of the plot. Ralph Mar- 
lowe makes himself a power in the com- 
munity. He is opposed to drink and gamb- 
ling and very independent in politics and so- 
cial duties. An oil-boom comes to ] 



and many other changes follow. 



> Babylon 



OVERTON, GWENDOLEN. The heritage of un- 
rest. Macmillan. 12, $1.50. 
General Crook is among the characters. 

The time is in the late 7o's and 1883. 

PAYSON, W. FARQUHAR. John Vytal : a tale 
of the lost colony. Harper, il. 12, (Sto- 
ries of modern American life, no. 3.) net, 
$1.20. 

The "lost colony" was the first settlement 
of English people in 1587 on the little pen- 
insular of Roanoke, Virginia. Sir Christo- 
pher Marlowe, the Elizabethan poet, Sir Wal- 
ter Raleigh and other historical characters 
are introduced. John Vytal becomes tem- 
porary governor of the colony and plays an 
important part in subduing the Indians and 
the Spanish aggressors. The first of the 
Harper novels to be published at net prices. 



PIER, ARTHUR STANWOOD. The sentimental- 
ists: a novel. Harper. 12, (Stories of 
modern American life, no. 2.) $1.50. 
Vernon Kent, a college-bred man who has 
gone into business in a half-hearted way, be- 
comes ambitious and decides to help his moth- 
er, sister and brother take their place in 
society. His mother is the character of the 
book. Her plans and machinations for her 
children's social and financial success show 
genius and a total lack of conscience. She 
leaves her Missouri home and the family go 
to Boston, where their brief career shows up 
the modern methods of keeping up with your 
richer neighbors. 

ROSEGGER, PETRI KETTENFEIER. The forest 
schoolmaster; authorized tr., by Frances 
E. Skinner. Putnam. 12, $1.50. 
The first English version of this popular 
Austrian novelist's Die schriften des wald- 
schulmeisters. It is the story of an isolated 
forest community civilized and regenerated 
by the life of one man. An autobiographical 
sketch opens the volume. 

ST. JOHN, CHRISTOPHER. The crimson weed. 
H. Holt & Co. 12, $1.50. 

SLOSSON, ANNIE TRUMBULL. White Chris- 
topher. Ja. Pott & Co. il. 12, 50 c. 
A characteristic New England story, by 
the author of "Fishin' Jimmy;" some of the 
persons mentioned in the latter story appear 
in this. Christopher was born, lived and died 
in the Franconia Valley, among the hills of 
New Hampshire. 

THOMPSON, MAURICE. The King of Honey 
Island. G. W. Dillingham Co. il. 12, 
$1.50. 
Published in 1892 by Robert Bonner's Sons. 

Also in paper by Hurst. 

THOMPSON, MAURICE. Milly: At love's ex- 
tremes : a romance of the Southland. New 
Amsterdam Book Co. il. 12, $1.50. 

THOMPSON, MAURICE. Sweetheart Manette. 
Lippincott. il. 12, $1.25. 

VACHELL, HORACE ANNESLEY. John Charity. 

Dodd, Mead & Co. 12, $1.50. 
WARD, HERBERT DICKINSON. The light of 

the world. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. il. 

8, $i. 
WELLS, D. DWIGHT. Parlous times: a novel 

of modern diplomacy. J. F. Taylor & Co. 

12, $1.50. 



BRADLEY, A. G. The fight with France for 
North America. Dutton. 8, $5. 

GRAHAM, H. GREY. Social life of Scotland 

in the eighteenth century. Macmillan. 8, 

$4. 
HALES, A. G. Campaign pictures of the war 

in South Africa, 1899-1900 : letters from ihe 

front. Cassell. por. 12, $1.50. 

These letters are grouped under the head- 
ings: With the Australians; Among the 
Boers; With General Rundle; Character 
sketches in camp. Special chapters relate to 
President Steyn ; Louis Botha; White flag 
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Scouts and scouting; 'Hunting and hunted; ADAMS, OSCAR FAY. Dictionary of American 

authors. 4th rev. enl. ed. Hough ton, Mif- 
flin & Co. 12, $3.50. 

This fourh edition contains over 1500 more 
names than the first edition, and over 1000 
more names than the third. 
AHARP, R. FARQUHARSON. Architects of Eng- 
lish literature : biographical sketches of 
great writers from Shakespeare to Tenny- 
son. Button. 12, $2. 

ANNUAL AMERICAN CATALOGUE, 1900: being 
the full titles, with descriptive notes, of all 
books recorded in The Publishers' Weekly, 
1900, with author, title, subject and series 
index, publishers annual lists and directory 
of publishers. Office of The Publishers' 
Weekly. 8, hf. leath., $3.50. 
In addition to the usual features of the 
catalogue the following articles and statisti- 
cal tables are included: Book production in 
1900 in the United States; Report of the 
Register of Copyrights for 1899-1900; The 
best-selling books in 1898-1900; Book pro- 
duction in England; and Book production in 
France. 

ARCHER, W. Study and stage : a year-book 
of criticism. M. F. Mansfield & Co. 12. 
net, $1.50. 

Short articles on books and the drama 
contributed by Mr. Archer to the London 
papers. 

DOWDEN. E. Puritan and Anglican: studies 
in literature. H. Holt & Co. 12, net, $2. 
Contents: Puritanism and English litera- 
ture; Sir Thomas Browne; Richard Hooker; 
Anglo-Catholic poets, Herbert, Vaughan; 
Milton Civil liberty; Milton, 2 Ecclesias- 
tical and theological liberty, poems ; An Angli- 
can and a Puritan eirenicon, Jeremy Taylor, 
Baxter ; John Bunyan ; Samuel Butler ; 
Transition to the eighteenth century. 

HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. Complete writings ; 
with a general introd. by Hawthorne's 
daughter, Mrs. Rose Hawthorne Lathrop; 
and introductory to the several volumes, 
incl. bibliography, by Horace E. Scudder. 
Autograph ed. In 22 v., v. 1-14. Hough- 
ton, Mifflin & Co. ea., il. 8, buckram, 
subs., per v., $5; y levant, per v., $9. 
[Ed. limited to 500 copies.] 
Contents: v. 1-2, Twice-told tales, 2 v. ; 
v. 3, Snow image, and other twice-told tales ; 
v. 4-5, Mosses from an old manse, 2 v. ; v. 6, 
The scarlet letter; v. 7, The house of the 
seven gables ; v. 8, The Blithedale romance ; 
v. 9-10, The marble faun, 2 v. ; v. n, Our old 
home; v. 12, Grandfather's chair, biographical 
stories; v. 13, A wonder book and Tangle- 
wood tales; v. 14, The Dolliver romance; 
Septimius Felton ; The ancestral footstep. 

KINGSLEY. C. Novels, poems and life. Ches- 
ter ed. ; with introductions by Maurice 
Kingsley. J. F. Taylor & Co. 14 v. il. 
12, per set, $20; l /2 crushed mor., per set, 
$41 ; or, per v., $1.50. 

MATTHEWS, JA. BRANDER. The historical nov- 
el and other essays. Scribner. 12, net, 
$1-25. 
Contents: The historical novel; Romance 



Scouts and scouting; Hunting and hunted; 
With the Basutos; Magersfontein avenged; 
The conduct of the war. 

KUHNS, L. OSCAR. The German and Swiss 
settlements of colonial Pennsylvania: a 
study of the so-called Pennsylvania Dutch. 
H. Holt & Co. 12, $1.50. 
Contents: The historic background; The 
settling of the German counties of Pennsyl- 
vania; Over land and sea; Manners and cus- 
toms of the Pensylvania-German farmer in 
the eighteenth century; Language, literature, 
and education; The religious life: In peace 
and in war; Appendix Pennsylvania-Ger- 
man family names. Bibliography (10 p.). 

McCRADY, E. History of South Carolina in 
the Revolution, 1775-1780. Macmillan. 
8, net, $3.50. 

MAHAN, ALFRED THAYER. The war in South 
Africa; il. by Remington, Thulstrup and 
others. Russell. 8, $5. 

MATHEWS, SHAILER. The French Revolution : 
a sketch. Longmans, Green & Co. por. 
12, $1.25. 

Contents: Pt. i, France at the outbreak of 
the Revolution. Pt. 2, The beginnings of the 
Revolution. Pt. 3, The attempt at consti- 
tutional monarchy. Pt. 4, The republic. 
Chronological summary. 

PERRY, F. Saint Louis (Louis ix. of France), 

the most Christian king. Putnam, il. por. 

12, (Heroes of the nations, no. 31.) $1.50; 

hf. mor., $1.75. 

Contents: The kingdom of France before 
the accession of 'Louis ix. ; The minority and 
the struggle against the magnates, 1226-1231 ; 
The period of peace, 1231-1241 ; The English 
war, 1241-1243 ; Preliminaries of the Crusade, 
1243-1248; The crusade in Egypt, 1248- 
1250; The sojourn in Palestine, 1250-1254; 
Foreign policy, 1254-1270; Internal affairs, 
1254-1270; Second crusade and death of 
Louis, 1270. 

HUMOR AND SATIRE. 

MOORE, FRANK FRANKFORT. According to 
Plato. Dodd, Mead & Co. 12, $1.50. 
A satire on London life, London letters, 

and London love. 



ABBOTT, LYMAN, D.D. Life and literature of 
the ancient Hebrews. Houghton, Mifflin 
& Co. 12, $2. 

Contents: The Bible as literature; Hebrew 
history; Prehistoric traditions rewritten; The 
book of the covenant; The Deuteronomic 
code; The canon law; Hebrew fiction; Some 
Hebrew stories retold ; The Hebrew hymnal ; 
A Hebrew ethical school ; Preachers of right- 
eousness ; Preachers of redemption ; The mes- 
sage of Israel. Dr. Abbott's object is to 
trace in the Bible the origin and development 
of the religious, political, and literary life of 
the ancient Hebrews, on the assumption that 
this life was a gradual development analo- 
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against romanticism ; New trials for old fav- 
orites ; The study of fiction ; Alphonse Dau- 
det; On a novel of Thackeray's; H. C. Bun- 
ner; Literature as a profession; The relation 
of the drama to literature; The conventions 
of the drama ; A critic of the acted drama 
William Archer ; The art and mystery of 
collaboration. 

MAURICE. ARTHUR BARTLETT. New York in 
fiction. Dodd, Mead & Co. il. 12, net. 
$1.35- 

Papers pointing out scenes and houses in 
New York City used by* American novelists 
in recent novels, profusely illustrated by pic- 
tures taken from photographs of the original 
places. The writer divides his work into 
three parts : Old and proletarian New York ; 
About Washington Square ; The new city and 
suburban New York. 

SAINTSBURY, G. E. BATEMAN. History of 
criticism and literary taste in Europe from 
the earliest texts to the present day. In 3 
v. v. i, Classical and mediaeval criticism. 
Dodd, Mead & Co. 8, $3.50. 
Contents: Bk. i, "Greek criticism," chap- 
ter i, introductory. 2, Greek criticism be- 
fore Aristotle. 3, Aristotle. 4, Greek crit- 
icism after Aristotle, scholastic and miscel- 
laneous. 5, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Plu- 
tarch, Lucian, Longinus. 6, Byzantine crit- 
icism. Book 2, "Latin criticism," chapter i. 
Before Quintilian Cicero, Horace, Seneca 
the elder, Varro. 2, Contemporaries of Quin- 
tilian. 3, Quintilian. 4, Later writers. Bk. 
3. "Mediaeval criticism." i, Before Dante. 
2, Dante. 3, The Fourteenth and Fifteenth 
centuries. 

SWIFT, JONATHAN. Selections from the prose 
writings of Jonathan Swift; ed., with notes 
and an introd., by F. C. Prescott. H. Holt 
& Co. 16. (English readings.) net, 60 c. 

MENTAL AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY. 

GOMPERZ, THEODOR. Greek thinkers: a his- 
tory of ancient philosophy. Authorized ed. 
In 3 v. v. i ; tr. by Laurie Magnus. 
Scribner. 8, net, $4. 

Contents: Book i, "The beginnings," is di- 
vided into chapters entitled : Old Ionian na- 
ture philosophers; Orphic systems of cos- 
mogony ; Pythagoras and his disciples ; The 
development of the Pythagorean doctrine ; 
Orphic and Pythagorean doctrines of the 
soul. Book 2, "From metaphysics to posi- 
tive science," has for its subjects: Xenioph- 
anes, Parmenides, The disciple of Parmenides, 
Anaxagoras, Empedocles, and The historians. 
Book 3, "The age of enlightenment," is di- 
vided into eight chapters : The physicians ; 
The atomists ; The eclectic philosophers of 
nature; The beginnings of mental and moral 
science ; The sophists ; Protagoras of Abdera ; 
Gorgias of Leontini ; The advance of histori- 
cal science. 

MASON, RUFUS OSGOOD, M.D. Hypnotism 
and suggestion in therapeutics, education 
and reform. H. Holt & Co. 12, buck- 
ram, $1.50. 

Certain phases of hypnotism only are pre- 
sented in the chapters which compose the 
book. Contents: The subjective element in 



the newer therapeutics; The relation of hyp- 
notism to the subconscious mind; Cases in 
general practice treated by hypnotism and 
iuggestior: ; Educational uses of hypnotism ; 
Forms of suggestion useful in the treatment 
of inebriety; Six miscellaneous cases trebled 
by hypnotism without suggestion ; Concei n- 
ing "Rapport;" The ethics of hypnotism. 

THORNDIKE, E. The Human Nature Club: 
an introduction to the study of mental life. 
Longmans, Green & Co. 12, $1.25. 
Aims to introduce the reader to the scien- 
tific study of human nature and intelligence. 
Intended ro be useful to young students in 
normal ami high schools beginning the study 
of psychology. The form is that of fiction- 
some people forming themselves into the Hu- 
man Natutv, Club to discuss the cause of our 
every day thoughts and actions. The dis- 
cussions ar. comprised under : What the 
brain does ; Things we do without learning ; 
Our senses ; The influence of past experi- 
ence; Attention; Memory; Trains of thought ; 
Our emotiom, etc. 

TRINE, RALPH WALDO. Character-building 
by thought power. New ed.] T. Y. Crow- 
ell & Co. nar. 16, (Life booklets.) 35 c. 

NATURE AND SCIENCE. 

ECKSTORM, Mrs. FANNIE HARDY. The wood- 
peckers. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 12, $i. 
Mrs. Eckstorm has taken a single group 
of birds a family of marked individuality, 
the several species of which are for the most 
part easily observed and identified, a family 
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From "The Ways of the Service." Copyright, 1901, by Charles Scribner's Sons. 

"GO INTO THE SERGEANT'S OFFICE. YOU ARE UNDER ARREST. 

The Ways of the Service. 

WHILE the claim that Mr. Frederick Palm- even war, in the little dramas in which Mr. 

er has in his "The Ways of the Service" Palmer's engaging personages figure, lays 

presented a hitherto undiscovered type of aside his grim-visaged front and takes on 

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upon what he has given us in the volume in tality, particularly among the Filipinos, 

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complex, never very searchingly presented, his greatest achievement, it would seem, is 

Mr. Richard Harding Davis has perhaps in first having realized the picturesque and 

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cer's wife away from his station. General 
Otis tried to, and failed. The fair enemy 
only laughed at him, and told him that their 
husbands only were under his orders. One 
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that could bring her from Hong Kong, was 
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occupation. There are many more American 
women in the Philippines now than there ever 
were Spanish women. 

"'That is why our officers are more confi- 
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Gerlison told General Otis. 

"Scores of women are making homes for 
their husbands in remote garrison towns 
which as yet have none of the comforts of 
India. Many of them have been under fire ; 
not a few have seen their husbands brought 
in dead or wounded after the engagement 
which they had watched in helpless anxiety. 
When officers could not go home to get mar- 
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and thereby hangs more than one tragedy." 

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diaeval Criticism," proves his capacity for the 
undertaking. 

In his preface the author outlines the aim 
he has had in view. This is, briefly, to co- 
ordinate the available important material, 
into what may be called an atlas of literary 
criticism, for the use of students of literature 
and of criticism, giving in one compact whole 
data and information that must otherwise be 
slowly and painfully gleaned. Such a work 
concerns itself little with the aesthetics or 
polemics of criticism, so-called. It is con- 
cerned with tracing and defining criticism 
itself "the attempt, by the examination of 
literature, to find out what it is that makes 
literature pleasant, and therefore good ; the 
discovery, classification and as far as possible 



tracing to their sources, of the qualities of 
poetry and of prose, of style and metre, the 
classification of literary kinds, the examina- 
tion and 'proving,' as arms are proved, of 
literary means and weapons." 

In the present volume Prof. Saintsbury 
has presented the essential characteristics and 
tendencies of literature during the classical 
and mediaeval periods, bringing out clearly, 
the changes and development in critical 
thought and expression. From Greek criti- 
cism, as established by Aristotle and devel- 
oped through the schools, he passes to By- 
zantine literature, and thence through the 
critical and literary history of the Latin and 
Mediaeval periods, with special emphasis upon 
Dante and the precursors of the Renaissance. 
A later volume will cover the history of crit- 
icism from the Renaissance to the close of 
the eighteenth century, and the third and last 
volume will deal with modern criticism. Pro- 
fessor Saintsbury's style throughout is clear- 
cut, and touched with quick perception and 
quiet humor; and his text is enriched by full 
bibliographical and critical notes. His "His- 
tory of Criticism" must prove an indispens 
able tool in the equipment of every literary 
student. (Dodd, Mead & Co. net, $3.50.) 

In the House of His Friends. 

COL. RICHARD HENRY SAVAGE has chosen 
one of the most thrilling episodes of the 
American Civil War as the theme of this 
striking and dramatic novel. This is the 
terrible battle of Ball's Bluff, when on Octo- 
ber 22, 1861, a strong Union force was in 
some unexplained manner absolutely routed, 
the remnants driven back into Maryland, and 
fifteen hundred men slain or taken prisoners. 
The circumstances relating to this great blow 
to the Union cause have never been fully 
elucidated in the historical records of the 
time, and Col. Savage has woven them into 
a vital and absorbing romance. The title 
chosen gives the keynote of the story, which 
deals with the betrayal of a gallant soldier 
"in the house of his friends," his later per- 
secutions, and romantic career abroad while 
as accessories in the dramatic scenes there 
figure some of the most famous men and 
women of the darkest days of the Civil War. 
Especially striking are the pictures of the 
inner life at the White House, of the deep 
intrigues of senators and army commanders, 
and of the operations of the War Department ; 
while from beginning to end the story has a 
rapidity of action and vigor of style that 
command instant attention. (Home Pub. 
Co. $1.25; pap.. 50 c.) 



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Professor Edward Dowden. erature" .(1872) contains several fine critical 

PROFESSOR EDWARD DOWDEN, the author of essays, and in "Transcripts and Studies" 

"Puritan and Anglican Studies in Literature," (1888) the paper on Victorian literature is 

which has just been published, was born at one of the most illuminative studies of a pe- 

Cork, May 3, 1843. He was educated by pri- riod written by a contemporary critic. His 

vate tutors, and at Dublin University. There "Life of Shelley" (1886), though rather 




Courtesy of Henry Holt & Co. 
PROFESSOR EDWARD DOWDEN. 



he was appointed Professor of English Lit- 
erature in 1867. He was Clark Lecturer in 
English Literature at Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge, from 1893 to 1896; and is trustee of 
the National Library of Ireland, president of 
the English Goethe Society, and a commis- 
sioner of National Education in Ireland. His 
present wife, whom he married in 1895, is a 
daughter of the Very Rev. John West, Dean 
of St. Patrick's, Dublin. Professor Dowden's 
most successful book, "Shakespeare: His 
Mind and Art," was published in 1875; and. 
despite its many competitors, still holds the 
field and sells steadily. His "Studies in Lit- 



roughly handled by Matthew Arnold, is the 
standard authority. In 1896 he delivered a 
series of lectures on "The French Revolu- 
tion," in connection with the sesquicentennial 
celebration of Princeton University. He was 
very popular in America, and speaks warmly 
of his reception in this country. 

"Puritan and Anglican" is written in his 
broad, interesting style, and is full of insight 
and wisdom. Professor Dowden is a born 
critic, but he loves all literature, and though 
always doing his duty and pointing out the 
weak places of his subject, he is ever warm 
and ever kindly. (Holt. $2.) 



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From "A Carolina Cavalier. 



THE INTERVIEW WITH TIGER E 

A Carolina Cavalier. 

"PATRIOTISM, and an unflinching sense of 
honor love and heroic devotion these alone 
are my themes," says George Gary Eggles- 
ton, in the "Foreword" to his new romance 
of Revolutionary days. And these qualities 
stand out in strong relief against the back- 
ground of plots and counterplots, political 
and private, in which the fortunes of the 
"Colonial Cavalier" are involved. The story 
concerns itself mainly with a proud old Car- 
olina family, in the troubled days of 1779, 
when that state was nearly desolated by the 
British troops. It opens with the return 
from England of Roger Alton, the eldest 
son, who hastens home to cast in his lot with 
the patriot army. His love story, and that 
of his twin sister Jacqueline, runs a troubled 



course, amid war's 
alarms, overshadowed by 
the malevolent machina- 
tions of a vindictive un- 
cle of one of the lovers 
"Tiger Bill Barnegal" 
who holds a family secret 
that seems likely to 
wreck the happiness of 
both young couples. 
There is heartache for all 
of them, but courage and 
single-hearted devoti o n 
carry them through their 
trials, and Mr. Eggleston 
proves at the last that he 
knows how to create a 
''happy ending." The 
story shows careful study 
of old Carolina records, 
and in addition to its stir- 
ring Revolutionary at- 
mosphere, it gives a de- 
lightful picture of life on 
one of the great patri- 
archal estates of the Old 
South. The book is beau- 
tifully printed, and C. D. 
Williams has drawn a de- 
lightful series of illustra- 
tions. The exterior of 
the book is wholly tempt- 
ing. (Lothrop. $1.50.) 

The Author of The Hel- 
met of Navarre. 

Miss BERTHA RUNKLE 
is the youngest of the 
American authors whose 
pens have made them fa- 
mous within the past few years. When 
she wrote "The Helmet of Navarre" she 
was little more than twenty years of age, 
yet the manuscript of her romance was read 
with enthusiasm by the editors of The Cen- 
tury, and has attracted wider and more favor- 
able attention than any other story that has 
ever appeared serially in that magazine. 
Many applications have been made for the 
author's portrait, but no one has succeeded 
in overcoming her aversion to its public use ; 
and details of her biography are almost equal- 
ly difficult to obtain. As a matter of fact, 
there is little to record. Miss Runkle is the 
only child of Mrs. L. G. Runkle, a well- 
known New York journalist. She is a na- 
tive of New Jersey; never went to kinder- 
garten as a child, nor to college as a young 



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woman; has travelled little, and has never 
been to France a fact which, she herself 
suggests, may account for her laying there 
the scene of her romance. "The Helmet of 
Navarre" is a maiden effort at fiction writ- 
ing; but a striking poem, "The Song of the 
Sons of Esau," appeared over her name in 
Charles Dudley Warner's "Library of Amer- 
ican Literature" some years ago, and is in- 
cluded in Mr. Stedman's "American Anthol- 
ogy," and once or twice in "The Helmet" 
she shows her skill in the forms of verse- 
writing popular in France in the sixteenth 
century. To St. Nicholas for December, 1900, 
Miss Runkle contributed a short story, "The 
Sorcery of Hal the Wheelwright," the scene 
of which is laid in the England of Henry v. 
As she is in no haste to take advantage of 
the popularity of her romance, it may be sev- 
eral years before a new work from her pen is 
published. 

"The Helmet of Navarre" is 
a story of France when Protes- 
tants and Catholics were en- 
gaged in their most desperate 
struggle for supremacy, but the 
clashing of the creeds is merely 
an incident in the telling of a 
tale of love and adventure. The 
hero, the Comte de Mar, is a 
young nobleman whose father, 
the Due de St. Quentin, sides 
with the Huguenot Henry of 
Navarre, who at the time holds 
Paris in siege ;"-' the heroine. 
Mile, de Montluc, "The Rose of 
Lorraine," is of the house of 
Mayenne, the head of the Cath- 
olic League; and the tale is 
told in the first person by Felix 
Broux, a page in attendance on 
the lover. The action of the 
play is confined to four days of 
the week preceding the Sunday 
on which Henry in. declares 
his adhesion to Catholicism. 

Ever since this story began 
in The Century it has been 
eagerly looked for month by 
month. Advance orders are 
phenomenally large, and the 
first edition has reached the 
enormous figure of 100,000 
copies. Miss Runkle has kept 
both imagination and history 
well in hand. Miss Runkle's 
text is brilliantly illustrated by 
the Franco- American artist, 
Andre Castaigne. (Century 
Co. $1.50.) 



Under the Redwoods. 

Is there a better story-teller than Bret 
Harte? He has told many scores of incom- 
parable tales, and here are nine more, breezy, 
genial, strong, full of the vast and venture- 
some West. The heroes are of the world- 
wandering, dare-devil sort, hiding under 
rough exteriors very tender hearts, and ready 
on occasion to turn instantly from gambling 
and brawling to do some helpful deed with 
knightly gentleness . Sailors, argonauts, 
globe-trotters, Indians, vagabonds and China- 
men figure engagingly in his tales. Fre- 
quently also enters a delightful girl, who il- 
luminates the story with exquisite charm. 
Mr. Harte adds to the nine stories a chapter 
of genuine and picturesque autobiography, 
entitled "Bohemian Days in San Francisco," 
which lends a peculiar and personal interest 
to this book. Everything of Bret Harte's has 
a ring of its own. (Houghton, M. & Co. $1.25.) 




From '-The H. 



e." Copyright, 1901, by The Century Co. 

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The Successors of Mary the First. tertain, although there is a good deal of se- 

IT is always an event when a new volume nousness in this tale of difficulties with do- 
comes from the pen of the writer who first niestics and cookery. The production of her 



won fame as the author of "The Gates Ajar/ 
We note that her married name of Ward is 
no longer added on her title-pages by Mrs. 




JOHN VYTAL. 

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and this is well, for 
Mrs. Ward is a name associated in the pop- 
ular mind only with the English writer whose 
popularity is of more recent growth than that 
of the New England woman who now again 
holds her public with her father's instead of 
her husband's name. 

Her new book was written chiefly to en- 



religio-social love story, "A Singular Life," 
and of her strong and beautiful book with a 
poor title, "The Story of Jesus Christ," 
proved to be a good deal of a strain upon 
the strength and energies of one whose life 
has been, in the main, a good deal of a con- 
test with ill health. "The Successors of Mary 
the First" was evidently written as a relax- 
ation, and that is what one gets in reading it. 
Miss Phelps would not be herself, however, 
without painting a little moral to adorn her 
tale, and the moral of this one seems to be 
that the only solution of the domestic prob- 
lem in the average American household is the 
employment of "lady help," more or less edu- 
cated women with a talent for homemaking. 
The record of the year-long trials of a high 
school principal's family, between the de- 
parture of an old-fashioned loyal servant, 
who had lived in the house for thirteen years, 
and the arrival of the new style domestic 
angel, who brought order out of chaos, makes 
the story. There is a lively sense of the com- 
edy as well as the tragedy of domestic diffi- 
culties, and a prevalent type of parent-ruling 
American woman-child is clearly depicted in 
Hazel Hollis, daughter of the family who 
employ, one after another, the amusing, the 
incapable, the absurd "Successors of Mary," 
who file through the book is if in a bad 
dream or in the average suburban or coun- 
try household in this country. (Houghton, 
Mifflin & Co. $1.50.) Mail and Express. 

The Humming-Bird of Ocean. 

As the tarpon is to the fish that swim in 
Atlantic waters, so is the tuna to the finny 
tribes of the Pacific. Conceive, if you can 
for imagination staggers behind reality a 
gigantic mackerel from five to seven feet in 
length, and weighing from one to three hun- 
dred pounds, a marvel of strength, speed, 
symmetry, and color, which bears about the 
same relation to the coarse and monstrous 
black bass that the royal Bengal tiger does to 
the hippopotamus, or Phcebus Apollo to 
Daniel Lambert ! 

My introduction to this prince of the Pa- 
cific was on this wise. My brother and I 
were trolling for yellow-tail off the Island of 
Santa Catalina. The sun had just risen 
above the low fog-batiks that obscured the 
mainland, and was dispersing with gentle au- 
thority the children of the mist that loitered 
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palest placidity, was the ocean vast, vague, 
and mysterious; abeam, snug in the embrace 
of bare brown hills, slumbered the tiny town 
of Avalon. We could see plainly the red fa- 
cade of the big hotel, the gleaming canvas 
of a thousand tents, and, dotting the surface 
of the bay, long rows of pleasure boats, gay 
with white, green, yellow, and blue paint, 
whose reflected colors danced and sparkled 
with joyous significance; for these tender 
lints, resolved into song, murmured a rondo 
cf recreation and rest a measure enchant- 



A Landmark History of New York. 

AMONG the new books is "A Landmark His- 
tory of New York," by Albert Ulmann, who 
has treated the city's story from a novel 
point of view. Instead of following the cus- 
tomary plan of dealing with facts and allud- 
ing incidentally to historic sites, the author 
has described a series of excursions to old 
landmarks and woven the history about them. 
The erection of tablets within recent years 
in many parts of the city has helped ma- 
terially to identify important sites, and to 




From "A Landmark History of New York." Copyright, 1901, by D. Appleton 4 Co. 

VIEW OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCH AND THE BROADWAY STAGES, 1831. FROM A LITHOGRAPH PRINT 
IN VALENTINE'S MANUAL FOR 1861. 



ing to the ears of work-a-day Californians, 
whose holidays are so few and far between. 

Suddenly, out of the summer sea, a flying- 
fish the humrning-bird of ocean flashed 
athwart our bows; and then, not a dozen 
yards distant, the waters parted, and a huge 
tuna, in its resplendent livery of blue and 
silver, swooped with indescribable strength 
and rapidity upon its quarry, catching it, 
mirabile dictu! in mid-air. 

"Yes," said our boatman, his white teeth in 
curious contrast to his lean, bronzed face 
"yes, messieurs, that is a tuna, a two-hundred- 
pounder, at least!" (Dodd, Mead & Co. 
$1.50.) From Vachell's "Life and Sport on 
the Pacific Slope." 



give a definite sense of realism to the story 
of the past. To make a tour of these me- 
morials in their proper order and relate the 
interesting events connected therewith is the 
plan of the book. Copies of old prints and 
rare maps, and many plates made from re- 
cent photographs, help to emphasize the land- 
mark feature of the work. A special effort 
has been made to render the story interesting 
and attractive to the young. The careful re- 
production of inscriptions, the exact location 
of historic sites, an explanation of the origin 
of street names, and a comprehensive bib- 
liography and list of references, must prove 
of value to the teacher and student. (Apple- 
ton. $1.50.) 



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Philbrick Howell. 

"PHILBRICK HOWELL/' by Albert Kinross, 
whose sparkling story, "An Opera and Lady 
Grasmere," was recently issued, may be de- 
scribed as both earlier and later in date than 
either of the last two volumes that Mr. Kin- 
ross has published in the United States. The 
book was begun in 1894, put aside for the 
three months during which the author wrote 
his "Fearsome Island" ; then taken up afresh 
to be again laid aside during the five months 
occupied by "An Opera and Lady Grasmere." 
"Philbrick Howell" had already absorbed 
three full working years when Mr. Kinross 
was offered the associate editorship of the 
London Outlook, a post which he reliquished 
early last year, mainly to follow up the suc- 
cess achieved by some of his fiction. His 
American publishers in particular encouraged 
him to take this step. On regaining his free- 
dom his first thought was for "Philbrick 



ished and ready for publication. Mr. Kin- 
ross regards "Philbrick Howell" as his one 
representative contribution to modern fic- 
tion. (Stokes. $1.25.) 

The Wizard's Knot. 

THE charm of Dr. Barry's writing has 
never been more marked than in his present 
excursion into the region of Irish romance. 
Such a figure as the hedge schoolmaster, 
Cathel O'Dwyer with his Greek scraps and 
old Irish apophthegms, his references to 
Deirdre (Naesi was surely her lover, not her 
brother, Dr. Barry) and the children of Lir, 
his appeals to the wisdom of Cormac Mac- 
Art in daily matters, his power as a herbalist 
and adept in all spells and geasan makes 
an admirable representative of the traditional 
lore which underlies so much superficial ig- 
norance in the Celtic-speaking people; while 
such scenes as that of the May Day incanta- 



Howell," and setting to work with a "fresh tion, which involves the hapless actors in the 
eye" and a hand quickened by two years of tragedy at the castle in the mystic Wizard's 
journalism, in four months the book was fin- Knot, give a setting to the action of the story 

altogether harmonic u s 
and effective. Never 
surely, since Deirdre 
and Naois, was there so 
hapless a pair of lovers 
as Sir Philip and his no- 
ble-hearted peasant girl, 
never more cruel bonds 
to fate than his since 
the days of the Atridse ; 
and the Christian sanc- 
tion of their union on 
Philip's deathbed is a 
stately but inconsequent 
addition of something 
quite modern in con- 
trast to the naturalism 
of most of this Celtic 
romance. There are 
many fine descriptive 
passages one of the 
most lurid being the pic- 
ture, not overdrawn, of 
the terrible days of the 
famine which shadow 
the close of the story. 
Books follow each oth- 
er so rapidly that such 
good ones even as Bar- 
ry's "Arden Massiter" 
and "The Two Stand- 
ards" get no time to 
come into their own. 

" The Silver Skull." CopyngBt, 1901, by F. A. Stokes Co. 

(Century Co. $1.50.) 
"CERTAINLY i WILL OBEY YOU/ SAID i, 'YOU ARE THE CHIEF/" Athenaeum. 




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From " The Theatre." Copyright, 1901, by Meyer Bros. 

MISS BERTHA GALLAND. 

The Theatre. 

"THE THEATRE" is the title of a new and 
handsome publication devoted to the stage 
which has just made its appearance. It will 
be issued monthly, and each number will con- 
tain many portraits of the actors and actresses 
of the hour and pictures and scenes from all 
the principal plays. Its publishers purpose 
making it the most complete and elaborate 
chronicle of the stage ever seen in this country. 

The current number has a beautiful cover, 
bearing a portrait of Miss Bertha Galland. 
who will star next season under Daniel Froh- 
man, printed in six colors and containing 
forty fine portraits and many scenes from the 
plays, etc. In the number also are many auto- 
graph endorsements of "The Theatre" from 
such prominent artists as Richard Mansfield. 
Julia Marlowe, Jean and Edouard de Reszke, 
E. H. Sothern, M. Coquelin and Mme. Mod- 
jeska; also from Charles and Daniel Frohman 
and Maurice Grau. "The Theatre" is edited 
by Arthur Hornblow. The first number gives 
promise that it will fill an important place 
among the favorite reading of theatre-goers. 
.(Meyer Bros. $2.50 per year.) 



vited with her to a country house, Mrs. Her- 
apath, "Beechey" to her friends, lends Nancy 
Russell things out of her own wardrobe. 

That is one of the most naively uncon- 
scious touches in the story, which is a dan- 
gerously readable one, luring the reader on 
into a contemplation of many impossible and 
possible situations between married, unmar- 
ried, would-be married, and ought-to-be- 
married people. Mrs. Herapath has a naugh- 
ty husband, whom she leaves, and a beautiful 
girl cousin, Nina, for whom she helps on a 
match with Claude Cobhouse, the one man 
she herself was "born to love." Nina had 
been very much in love with Sir George 
Marston, the blackest sheep in the book, a 
disreputable sponge and general blackleg, 
and on his return from abroad there is an 
Adelphi domestic tragedy going on between 
meals, as Nancy Russell puts it. 

Everybody here likes best somebody he or 
she should really not be devoted to, and 
Beechey is the only one of all who sees the 
world as it is, loves unselfishly and purely, 
and does her best to straighten things out. 

Mrs. Hugh Fraser is a sister of Marion 
Crawford and shares the family ability to 
tell a story wherein the characters seem des- 
perately alive and human in the reading, 
even if they do not get themselves definite- 
ly well remembered. (Lippincott. $1.25.) 
Mail and Express. 



A Little Grey Sheep. 

MRS. BEATRICE MAXWELL HERAPATH, a 
London playwright, is the "little grey sheep" 
according to appearances, although she is a 
white lamb on the altar of love's sacrifice in 
reality. Four very black social sheep of the 
English upper classes revolve about her, and 
she revolves about them, dropping her writ- 
ing at any time to spend weeks or months 
looking after their interests in their country 
houses, while the rent for her London flat 
goes on just the same. When her play suc- 
ceeds, and the actors who made it go are in- 




From -'When BUdes Are Out." Copyright, 1900, by J. B. Lippincott Co. 
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Monsieur Beaucaire's Success. 

THE success, of "Monsieur Beaucaire," 
Booth Xarkington's last book, was assured as 
soon as it was published, and it will not be a 
surprise to those who have read the book to 
learn that it is now in its forty-first thou- 
sand. The publishers are confident that it 
will pass the one hundred thousandth mark. 
In some ways the success of this little book 
is remarkable, and yet the publishers state 
that no one has offered any objection to the 
volume, though objection was to be expected 
because the story was not as long as the or- 
dinary novel. As has already been announced, 
Mr. Tarkington has dramatized the book and 
Richard Mansfield will give the stage pres- 
entation of it early next fall. For some time 
Mr. Tarkington objected to the publication 
of the book in England, perhaps because he 
felt that the book reflected somewhat on 
English society of the time. His objections, 
if he had any, however, have been overcome, 
because the English edition is now on the 
market, and the book is making considerable 
stir in reading circles in London. (McClure, 
Phillips & Co. $1.25.) 

Like Another Helen. 

THE Cretan insurrection of three years ago 
is a bit of very modern history, but in depths 
of pathos, tragedy, and picturesqueness few 
of the subjects or periods long exploited in 
the historical novel can equal the terrible 
drama played out in that distant isle. It is 
to this drama that George Horton introduces 
us in his novel "Like Another Helen" one 
of the most vivid and haunting romances of 
the year. There is no scene in the book that 
might not have been drawn from the per- 
sonal observation of some eye-witness of that 
bloody tragedy of Turkish oppression, yet 
the story opens a new field in fiction, and 
carries the reader from simple romance to 
tragic suffering and finally to peace. It deals 
mainly with the experiences of two young 
fellows who go to Crete to join the patriot 
cause one, John Curtis, an American, who 
plans to write a book on the Cretan subject; 
the other, Lieut. Peter Lindbohm, "of the 
Swedish or any other army," who has es- 
poused the Cretan cause with enthusiasm. 
By the hazard of war their lot is cast in 
with that of the dwellers in a little Cretan 
village, simple-minded Christian folk, full of 
kindness and hospitality. It is here that the 
beautiful maiden Panayotes, "like another 
Helen, fires another Troy," and through her 
beauty draws down upon her home and kins- 



men the fearful doom of the Turk. We fol- 
low her fate, as through scenes of terror and 
suffering she is borne to the harem of her 
captor, while the two companions in arms, 
dazed and almost despairing, set forth at 
last to rescue her with the energy of love and 
youth. How they fared and to which was 
granted the reward of constancy and faith 
the reader must discover and in the process 
he will learn that "true romance" is of no 
period, but abides yesterday, to-day, and to- 
morrow for those who can discern it. (Bowen- 
Merrill Co. $1.50.) 

The Great Ohio Novel. 

AMONG the popular fiction writers of the 
day may be particularly noted Dr. James Ball 
Naylor, who is surely and steadily forging to 
the front. He is a diligent worker, and has, 
in his quiet way, for some years been giving 
to the public choice bits of prose and verse, 
but it is through his recent novel, "Ralph 
Marlowe," that he has been brought prom- 
inently before the American readers. Just 
one month ago "Ralph Marlowe," an en- 
trancing tale of Ohio village life, was placed 
on the market, and during that short time it 
has won for its author a place in the foremost 
ranks of fiction literature, now being the 
third best selling book in New York City. 
Since March 1st 15,000 copies have been sold. 

The best reviewers are comparing it, and 
not disparagingly, with "David Harum," 
"Eben Holden," and other works of this 
class. "Ralph Marlowe" is as pleasing as 
"David Harum," and has the sweetness and 
richness of "Eben Holden." "But 'Ralph 
Marlowe' while in some respects inferior to 
'David Harum,' is in other important feat- 
ures far superior to it. 'Ralph Marlowe' has 
a greater variety of interesting characters, a 
much better plot, and excels in its dramatic 
situations." "A novel which has many of the 
charms of 'David Harum,' and which in its 
wit and drollery of character portraiture is in 
places superior." "Dr. Barwood (a promin- 
ent character of 'Ralph Marlowe') in mental 
and moral make-up is no whit the inferior of 
Westcott's 'David Harum.'" But whatever 
may be said of the book as a whole, Dr. Nay- 
lor undoubtedly is without a rival in his 
vivid, realistic pen-pictures of village charac- 
ters, and has givn us a true picture of life 
in the Buckeye State rural districts. The 
great central field of rustic Ohio the region 
where presidents and other statesmen are 
turned out without an effort is practically 
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imitable "Ralph Marlowe." In fact, the plot 
of this story is laid but a few miles south of 
the Canton home of President McKinley, and 
appropriately enough the excitement, buzz 
and suspense of a great campaign figures con- 
spicuously in the novel. 

Dr. Naylor has always lived in the Ohio 
State, in the beautiful Muskingum Valley, and 



Dr. Naylor has certainly done. His book is 
replete from cover to cover with true char- 
acter drawings, and Jep Tucker, the talkative 
and unquenchable yarn-spinner, hostler to old 
Doc Barwood, will, all by himself, afford you 
a full week's amusement. His bright witti- 
cisms run through the entire book and relieve 
what might have been a sombre tale. The 




Courtesy of the Saall 
DR. JAMES : 

has given us some very happy thoughts in 
verse descriptive of his home valley's loveli- 
ness and picturesqueness. The following 
even seems to have a touch of the famous 
Riley in it: 

"Over yander where the willers, 

Lop the'r branches in the pool, 

An' the waves 're gently lappin' 

Sort o' lazy-like an' cool " 

Living as he has among the simple country 
folk, he has with wonderful accuracy caught 
their ambitions, their hopes and their fears, 
and given them to us in "Ralph Marlowe" as 
none other could. To know the monotonous 
village life, the little excitements, trials and 
sorrows, which sometimes grow to tragedies, 
one must live in the midst of them and this 



ielJ Publishing Company. 

ALL NAYLOR. 

"subdued husband" will certainly extend to 
poor Jep his heartiest sympathy when he 
hears him say: "I'm gittin' thinner a katy- 
did nothin' left but the runnin' gears. Didn't 
have nothin' fer breakfast; warmed it over 
fer dinner, and had what was left fer supper." 
But the book is not all froth, but has, as 
Margaret E. Sangster says, "Much good work 
in it." In the hero, Ralph Marlowe, we have 
a strong picture of ambitious, upright, Amer- 
ican manhood, and it will be a dull reader 
who does not find "Ralph Marlowe" interest- 
ing intensely interesting at times. The man 
who regrets spending money for this book 
surely must be, to quote from "Ralph Mar- 
lowe" "Closer than a number eight foot in 
a number six shoe." (Saalfield Pub Co. 
$r-50.) 



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Copyright, 
UNCLE TERRY AND TELLY. 



Penelope's Irish Experiences. 

"An* there," sez I to meself, "we're goin' \ 



here 



But 



we git there 



ere we'll be 

w I'll know. 

THESE lines by Jane Barlow, Mrs. Wiggin's 
"first Irish friend," to whom she dedicates 
her latest book, indicate more potently than a 
long dissertation the spirit in which Penelope. 
the married, and her friends, Francesca, the 
engaged, and Salemina, the last one to be 
"settled," go about sightseeing on Erin's 
green and inconsequent isle. Having in- 
vaded Ireland with a joyous lack of definite 
plans of travel, they are not put to any of the 
trials which fall to the lot of voyagers, who 
-expect everything to be on time and in apple- 
pie order in that land of the other sort of 
thing. 

The reader is, first of all, made to believe 
that it is entirely true that the three women 
who chanced to be together in England one 
summer, and in Scotland the next, should 
travel together in Ireland the third, without 



HO any intention whatever to 
I write an itinerary of the 
a British Isles, or to be sub- 
1 jects of a series like the 
Rollo books. It is easy to 
be at least temporarily con- 
vinced and to fall under the 
spell of the "I," Mrs. Wig- 
gin's leading lady in these 
amusing dramas of travel. 
Every one who has laughed 
over the adventures of hei 
three travellers elsewhere in 
the United Kingdom will 
laugh again at and with 
them over all that befell in 
"Penelope's Irish Experi- 
ences." 

A stranded Yankee girl, 
out to see the world, with 
little sense and less money 
or health, was thrown upon 
the . kindly mercies of the 
three, who employed her as 
a lady's maid, and spent a 
good deal of their time in 
waiting upon Benella, "a 
name like a flavoring ex- 
tract." She was but one of 
the manifold trials and 
amusements that beset them 
as they wandered over Ire- 
land, all of which are set 
down with Mrs. Wiggin's 
own light-hearted grace and 
wit, together with a good deal of succinct, 
portable information about Ireland, and a 
number of very tellable and laughable anec- 
dotes about the beguiling inhabitants of Blar- 
ney land. .(Houghton, MifHin & Co. $1.25.) 
Evening Telegram. 



Uncle Terry. 

AMONG novels that have won their way 
solely by virtue of their quality one of the 
most notable is "Uncle Terry," which, pub- 
lished six months or more ago, practically 
unheralded, has gone steadily from one edi- 
tion into another on the strength of its fresh- 
ness of touch and its store of quaint phil- 
osophy. Charles Clark Munn evidently 
knows his New England, and this is as vivid 
a presentation of Yankee scenes and Yankee 
character as we have seen in many a day. 

"Uncle Terry," the quaint and kindly 
keeper of "The Cape" lighthouse, is the cen- 
tral figure of the tale the philosopher and 
confidant who shares in the joys and troubles 



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of the four young people whose love stories 
make the main current of the plot. One 
among them, indeed, is his special charge 
a waif rescued from a wrecked ship and the 
unravelling of the fair Etilka's history is an 
element of dramatic interest. Nearly all the 
scenes are laid along the Maine coast, on 
the rocky islet where "Uncle Terry" kept 
guard, or in the little village of Sandgate. 
nestling under the shadow of the GreCn 
Mountains, and the whole book is full of the 
spirit of out-of-doors and of wholesome 
youth. The lifelikeness of its scenes and 
characters will be recognized by thousand-; 
who are familiar with the shores of Maine, 
while the double love-story, with its well- 
conceived plot and skilful development, will 
appeal to all who ac- 
knowledge the spell of 

romance. The women 

characters of the book 

from Uncle Terry's wife 

Aunt Lissy.to dear Telly 

are specially fine. A 

great relief from the 

problem novel. (Lee & 

Shepard. $1.50.) 



Sir Christopher. 

MARYLAND seems to 
have become a favorite 
field for romancers. We 
have had "A Maryland 
Manor," "The Tower of 
Wye," and now "Sir 
Christopher" comes in ad- 
vance sheets from Bos- 
ton. The author is al- 
ready known to us by her 
"Colonial Cavalier" and 
"The Head of a Hun- 
dred." Readers of the 
later book will find in 
"Sir Christopher" the 
sons and daughters of the 
settlers of 1622. The 
scene of the present story 
is in part laid upon the 
James River, but the real 
action takes place in 
Maryland and its events 
centre about St. Mary's, 
once the capital of the 
Palatinate. But now on 
the bluff where the 
town stood is naught 
but "a church, a school, 



a huddle of gravestones and an obelisk raised 
to the memory of Leonard Calvert." The 
time of the tale is that when King and Par- 
liament, Protestantism and Catholicism, were 
in the death grapple in England. In Mary- 
land at each other's throats stood Catholic 
and Protestant, Cavalier ' and Roundhead, 
Marylander and Virginian. The story makes 
much of the turbulence of the times. The 
plot, though slight, is well sustained; the 
movement of the story is rapid and the in- 
terest continuous. The tale is first and last 
a love story, and the author's conceptions of 
the differing varieties of the gentle passion 
furnish a psychical study of no mean value. 
The story is well worth reading. (Little, 
Brown & Co. $1.50.) Baltimore Sun. 




From Sir Christopher." 



Copyright, 1901, by Little, Brown & Co. 

THE LADY BETTY. 



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The Disciple. 

HERE is that excellent rarity in books a 
story which one may read who runs at his 
pages, a volume full of volumes for him who 
mixes thought with his reading. M. Bour- 
get dedicates his book to "my young country- 
man," whoever he be, in France, and throws 
from his preface the admonishment of Dumas 
that "God, nature, work, marriage, love, chil- 
dren . . . must live, or you will die." Then 
he sets in his story a trap for the materialist 
philosopher and psychologist who believes 
only what he sees; who absorbed in self and 
analysis, takes care that he sees not too much ; 
who coldly considers of the experiences in- 
stituted by nature that "some are useful to 
society and are called virtues, others are 
injurious and are called crimes." "He would 
be less dangerous if he were a scoundrel," 
said the Judge of Adrien Sixte, who enlarges 
on this positivism, in "The Disciple." And 
the Judge added, "He might easily cut off 
his disciple's head with his paradoxes." Now, 
Sixte is a famous philosopher, as M. Bourget 
has him, and the disciple is Robert Greslon, 
aged from twenty to twenty-two, who devel- 
ops from analysis to scoundrelism and wor- 
ries the good Adrien by seeming to drag that 
sage's mind and tenets with him. Obeying 
the mandate to "multiply psychologic ex- 
periences," he begins experiments upon the 
open mind of a young girl in the family with 
which he lives as a tutor. It is easy to guess 
what happens how his journal of observation 
becomes a diary of love. 

The story is wonderfully told, and so 
clearly that it has not suffered in transla- 
tion from the French. The analysis of hu- 
man thought, motives and emotions is mar- 
vellous. (Scribner. $1.50.) N. Y. World. 



The Crimson Weed. 

"REVENGE is a kind of wild justice which 
the more man's nature runs to, the more ought 
law to weed it out" so said Lord Bacon, and 
revenge is "the crimson weed" whose wild 
havoc in the soul is depicted in this vigorous 
and original story. Christopher St. John is 
a new name on the publishers' lists, but if 
this is indeed a first essay in the field of fic- 
tion it sets an enviable standard for its au- 
thor. There are truly permanent elements 
in this striking work lifelike characters, a 
grim logic of events, and sincere human pas- 
sion. The theme is a sombre one that of a 
woman basely deceived and abandoned, gath- 
ering together all her energies to live the res- 
idue of her life with dignity and self-abnega- 
tion. It is in the heart of her son that the 
"crimson weed" brings forth its tares, when 
grown to man's estate, he learns for the first 
time the secret of his birth and of his moth- 
er's bitter suffering, and recognizes the au- 
thor of her griefs in the rich and famous 
Royal Academician, a man of family, and of 
standing in London's social and literary 
world. There is a breath of Southern passion 
and melancholy over the tale, and the early 
scenes, in the old Italian villa where Maria 
Rabucco's ordeal of betrayal and suffering is 
fulfilled, are full of dramatic power and gen- 
uine feeling. The latter part of the book 
passes mainly in London, where the fierce 
conflict of passions that rages in the soul of 
the wronged son is portrayed with force and 
pathos, while at last the pending tragedy is 
softened, and in part averted, by the influ- 
ence of the mother's love and devotion. 
The book is full of fine passages and poetic 
fervor, and it is a welcome addition to the 
fiction of the year. (Holt. $1.50.) 




London." Copyright, 1901, by The Century Co. 



HOUSE IN STOKE NEWINGTON IN WHICH EDGAR 
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Ctltctfc flaonttjli f&rfnffo of Current lUttrature. 
EDITED BY A. H. LEYPOLDT. 



MAY, IQOI. 



CHARLOTTE MARY YONGE, 1823-1901. 

WITH the passing of the Victorian era 
there has come also to a close a life that was, 
perhaps, not second to that of the Queen her- 
self, in its influence upon English woman- 
hood. The death of Charlotte Mary Yonge, on 
March 17, at 'her life-long home in the quiet 
little English village of Otterbourne, was an 
event of no special signifi- 
cance in literary circles, or 
even to the majority of 
modern readers. But Miss 
Yonge was a moulding 
force in the life of at least 
two generations of her 
countrywomen, while her 
name in the literature of 
her time may well stand 
with those of Mrs. Oli- 
phant and Anthony Trol- 
lope. All her work and 
her literary activity during 
her long life was prodig- 
ious was inspired by high 
ideals and a noble purpose, 
yet it was never dully di- 
dactic, nor did her un- 
swerving conviction that 
there was but one chosen 

path thrOUgh the WOrld From Harper's Weeklj 

ever narrow into the 
grooves of petty bigotry. 

Miss Yonge's own life was passed in the 
midst of those peaceful English home scenes 
of simple pleasures and "good works" that 
live again in so many of her books. The 
only daughter of a country gentleman and 
magistrate, William Crawley Yonge, her an- 
cestry reached back for many generations in 
Hampshire. She was born on August n, 
1823, at "Elderfield," the home where all her 
busy life was spent. But two miles distant 
was Hursley Vicarage, so closely associated 
with John Keble, the author of "The Chris- 
tian Year." Mr. Keble's appointment to 
Hursley was made when Charlotte Yonge 
was twelve or thirteen years old. She came 
at once under his instruction and influence, 
looking up to him during thirty years of 
friendship with a reverential affection and 
respect; and she says, "I am sure that no 




one else, save my own father, had so much 
to do with my whole cast of mind." 

It was to the friendly critics at Hursley 
that in 1845 was submitted the manuscript of 
Miss Yonge's first published tale, "Abbey- 
church"; and thereafter for twelve or fifteen 
years all her literary work was talked over 
with Mr. and Mrs. Keble, and her manu- 
scripts submitted to their revision and sug- 
gestion. With Charlotte Yonge writing was 
an inborn taste; the lack of child compan- 
ions set her imagination to weaving tales of 
large families of children, and even in her 
early '"teens" all spare moments were devoted 
to scribbling stories, "with some ambition to 
see them in print." Her 
first book, "Abbey-church ; 
or, Self-Control and Self- 
Conceit," was published 
when she was twenty-one 
years old, and it was fol- 
lowed by several other tales 
for young people imbued 
with what was then the 
High Church teaching of 
the Church of England, 
and by two volumes of 
tales from English history 
for children. But it was 
not until 1853 that, as she 
says, "authorship became a 
vocation, though never less 
of a delight, and, I hope I 
may say, a conscience." 
This recognition of her vo- 
cation came with the pub- 
lication of her novel, "The 
Heir of Redclyffe," which 
attained instant popular 
success, and made its author's name a 
household word. Though surpassed in some 
respects by many of her later novels, this 
has remained Miss Yonge's most famous 
book, and it has long ranked with "John 
Halifax, Gentleman," as the best representa- 
tive of its type. For forty-seven years after 
its publication there came from that busy 
pen an unceasing stream of tales and novels 
of English life, of historical incident, or of 
Biblical character; serious biographical, his- 
torical and miscellaneous writings; and man- 
uals of church teaching or devotional com- 
pilations so frequent and various that a full 
record has, we believe, never been attempted. 
For thirty years of this period Miss Yonge 
held the editorship of The Monthly Packet, 
an English church magazine for girls, in 
whose pages many of her best stories first 



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appeared. This charge she resigned in 1898, 
and the magazine itself has now been dis- 
continued. 

The amount of literary work that Miss 
Yonge accomplished is amazing. Taking only 
her better known books, the tale is hardly 
less than one hundred and fifty; and it is 
probable that a more careful record would 
show at least two hundred. Following "The 
Heir of Redclyffe" came some of her best 
loved stories of English life among them 
"Heartsease," "The Daisy Chain," with its 
sequel, "The Trial," "The Young Step- 
mother," "The Clever Woman of the Fam- 
ily," the "Beechcroft" books, "Magnum Bo- 
num," and "The Pillars of the House," in 
many of which the same characters appeared 
and an actuality of scene and action was 
maintained akin to Trollope's creation of the 
county of Barset. With these were mingled 
the historical tales, in which some of her 
very best work was done : "The Dove in the 
Eagle's Nest," most charming and perfect of 
its kind; "The Chaplet of Pearls," with its 
sequel, "Stray Pearls"; "The Caged Lion," 
"The Little Duke," "The Lances of Lyn- 
wood," "The Danvers Papers," "Unknown to 
History," "A Reputed Changeling," and 
others, presenting varied periods and inci- 
dents, mainly in English history, with a vi- 
tality, a carefulness in coloring and detail, 
and a breadth of view that are often lacking 
in far more pretentious work. There were 
novels of still a different tenor, paraphrasing 
with ingenuity and charm some old mytho- 
logical theme, among which the best was 
probably "Love and Life," a touching little 
romance, clothing in eighteenth century garb 
the story of Cupid and Psyche; while "My 
Young Alcides" was a clever rendering in 
modern form of the Herculean legend, and in 
"A Modern Telemachus" the adventures of 
the son of Ulysses gave the suggestions for 
plot and character development. Among her 
more serious work a first place has been 
given to the careful and most interesting 
"History of Christian Names and Their De- 
rivation," published in 1863, which is still a 
standard in its field; her histories for young 
people, the series of "Cameos from English 
History," the "Book of Golden Deeds," and 
"Book of Worthies," all earned an enduring 
popularity; and in biography she published 
the valuable "Life of John Coleridge Patte- 
son, Missionary Bishop of the Melanesian 
Islands," and several other volumes of re- 
ligious biography. This is but a passing 
glance at some of the fruits of that indus- 



trious life. In addition there were constant 
and varied contributions to The Monthly 
Packet, the admirable series of "Scripture 
Readings for Schools and Families," religious 
manuals, and a special series of tales for 
younger children, not so widely known as 
they deserve to be, to which she had added 
one volume a year for the past fifteen years. 

With Miss Yonge "conscience," as she 
says, was indeed the keynote of her work. 
She kept herself absolutely apart from mod- 
ern publicity, publishing her books for over 
twenty years anonymously, or only as "by 
the author of 'The Heir of Reflclyffe' " ; and 
she found simple happiness in her lifelong 
home, amid the daily routine of her work, 
her religion and her charities, with cherished 
friends, many of them her own "goslings" of 
the early Monthly Packet days, and with her 
love of nature and natural history as a per- 
ennial recreation. The money earned through 
her writing, Miss Yonge regarded as com- 
mitted to her, in trust, for helping other peo- 
ple and for church work. The profits of "The 
Heir of Redclyffe," 2000, she devoted to the 
fitting up of a missionary ship, The Southern 
Cross, for Bishop Selwyn, of Melanesia. In 
the same way from the returns of "The Daisy 
Chain," she gave a like sum toward the es- 
tablishment of a missionary college for Bishop 
Selwyn in Auckland; and throughout her life 
her aid was ready and certain in the cause 
of the Church of England, in whose service 
the Archbishop of Canterbury once said she 
was veritably "an old admiral of the blue." 

Upon the qualities and characteristics of 
Miss Yonge's books it is impossible to linger, 
as we should like to do. Let us admit at 
once that the spirit of the time has changed, 
and that much that she wrote has lost its ap- 
peal to the reader of to-day. Her large fam- 
ilies of earnest, spiritually-minded young peo- 
ple, striving for high ideals and the mastery 
of self, take us back to the days when the 
worst crime for a maiden was "unmaidenli- 
ness," when the giving of alms and blankets 
and puddings and catechisms had not been 
superseded by "settlements" and "slum 
work," when young ladies painted in water 
colors and made "decalcomanie," and when, 
as Margaret says in "The Daisy Chain," "We 
all know that men have more power than 
women." But over and despite their at- 
mosphere of past conventions and particu 
larities there rise a triumphant vitality, 
a purity and a moral beauty that will 
long endure. Miss Yonge's characters 
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of them may be, but never artificial, and she 
has drawn with unerring touch a host of in- 
dividualities, all differentiated, and all alive 
and absolutely real and consistent in charac- 
ter-development. It is not possible to esti- 
mate how strong and helpful was the influ- 
ence Miss Yonge's books exerted over 
English girlhood, but it left its definite im- 
press upon the social life of that day. Nor 
was her influence felt only by the gentle 
"goslings" of the Monthly Packet or the dis- 
ciples of the Tractarian movement. Burne- 
Jones and William Morris are examples of 
the strong and brilliant spirits that felt its 
force. In Mackail's life of Morris we are 
told of a book "which exercised an extra- 
ordinary fascination over the whole group, 
and in which much of the spiritual history 
of those years may be found prefigured 'The 
Heir of Redclyffe.' In this book, more than 
any other, may be traced the religious ideals 
and social enthusiasms which were stirring 
in the years between the decline of Tracta- 



rianism and the Crimean war. The young 
hero of the novel, with his overstrained con- 
scientiousness, his chivalrous courtesy, his in- 
tense earnestness, his eagerness for all such 
social reforms as might be effected from above 
downwards, his highstrung notions of love, 
friendship, and honor, his premature gravity, 
his almost deliquescent piety, was adopted by 
them as a pattern for actual life, and more 
strongly perhaps by Morris than by the rest, 
from his own greater wealth and more aris- 
tocratic temper. Yet Canon Dixon, in men- 
tioning this book as the first which seemed to 
him greatly to influence Morris, pronounces 
it, after nearly half a century's reflection 
and experience, as 'unquestionably one of the 
finest books in the world.' " 

At such a verdict one must hesitate. Miss 
Yonge's books will never take a high place 
in "the literature of the world"; but if spir- 
itual beauty, moral earnestness and high 
ideals count for anything, her name has won 
a lasting place in the honor roll of English 
writers. H. E. H. 



DESCENDANTS OF DANIEL DEFOE. The last 
direct male descendant of Daniel Defoe, the 
author of "Robinson Crusoe," has just died 
in England, says the N. Y. Tribune. He was 
in his eighty-second year and was receiving 
outdoor relief from the workhouse. 

STANDARD vs. MODERN NOVELS. While the 
economics of the novel are engaging the at- 
tention of some observers, others are asking 
whether the novel, as a literary form, is in a 
healthy state. The Outlook has addressed 
several questions in this sense to publishers. 
To the question, "What canon or standard, 
if any, do the publishers of to-day look to in 
selecting fiction for issue to the public?" Mr. 
Murray replies as follows : 

"No work of fiction can really be judged 
until it has been out, say, six or eight years. 

"No book written to suit a passing fashion, 
and colored with the tint of some ism or psy- 
chological 'question of the day' (as a cook 
colors jellies and cakes), is ever likely to have 
permanent value. 

"If any one wishes to test the books of to- 
day, let him or her keep up a close acquaint- 
ance with, e. g., 'Robinson Crusoe,' the 
'Waverley Novels,' Dickens, Thackeray, and 
George Eliot. It is extraordinary how much 
modern work crumbles under this test." 

"BEN HUR" IN GREEK. General Lew Wal- 
lace's story, "Ben Hur," which has probably 
passed through more editions, says Current 
Literature, than any other novel of its time, 
may soon be published in Greek. General Wal- 
lace recently received a request from a Greek 
gentleman of Constantinople for his permission 
to make the translation. The would-be trans- 
lator's letter to General Wallace is not with- 
out interest. "Some time ago," he says, "a 
friend of mine gave me a German book, advis- 
ing me to read it with attention. I never 



read novels, so I intended to give it back 
without having opened it. But then one day 
being unoccupied I took it carelessly and be- 
gan to read it, and it impressed me so much 
that I read it again and again, and did not 
fail to translate parts of it to my father and 
brothers. I looked for a Greek translation 
of it, but there is none. From that time the 
idea has possessed me to translate 'Ben Hur' 
into Greek, and for this it is my duty to ask 
your Excellency's permission. I am sure all 
Greeks will enjoy it as I enjoyed it." 

MR. HEWLETT'S STYLE. Much has been 
written about Mr. Hewlett's style, says the 
Times Saturday Review. Here is Frederic 
Harrison's view: "Mr. Hewlett's style js at 
any rate his own; it is part of his very skin 
and bone, as completely a part of his nature as 
were the styles of Carlyle or Macaulay. There 
is no trace of trick or imitation about it. It 
is a style of singular terseness, of bold im- 
agery, of keen stroke. It admits phrases ar- 
tificial, harsh, obscure; if you please forced 
metaphors, obsolete and newrcoined words, 
not a few. I cannot deny that this consti- 
tutes mannerism ; and as I have said, I loathe 
mannerism as I do the reek of stale tobacco. 
But that mannerism which is a real part of 
the man's brain, bred from a laconic temper, 
a native turn for imagery, and a personal 
savor in the toothsome ohrase this we have 
to take as we find it, even as we take the epi- 
grams of Tacitus, the euphuism of Sir 
Thomas Browne, or the tropes and nicknames 
of Carlyle. I do not pretend that Maurice 
Hewlett has earned the right of these great 
masters of language to force upon us his lin- 
guistic fancies; but I find, even in many of 
them which I frankly regret, a scholarship, a 
wealth of diction, and a picturesque person- 
ality, which I am forced to admit are exten- 
uating circumstances, even at the bar of an 
average jury with conventional canons of 
English prose." 



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DURER, ALBERT, (il.) The Apocalypse; six- 
teen designs by Albert Diirer; with accom- 
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GALLUS, A. Sarah Bernhardt; her artistic 
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GILBERT, Mrs. ANNE HARTLEY, [Mrs. G. H. 
Gilbert.! Stage reminiscences of Mrs. Gil- 
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These reminiscences cover a career on the 
American stage of over fiftv years and in- 
clude many delightful anecdotes and per- 
sonal details of J. W. Wallack, Burton, 
Brougham, John Wilkes Booth, Mrs. J. 
Wood, James Lewis, Augustin Dalv, Clara 
Morris, Fanny Davenport. John Drew, and 
other dramatic celebrities. Profusely illus- 
trated with portraits of actors mentioned in 
the text. 

HAPGOOD, NORMAN. The stage in America, 
1897-1900. Macmillan. 12, $1.75. 
Interesting descrintions and analysis from 
a literary standpoint of the plays and acting 
to be seen at present on the American stage. 
The seventeen chapters are entitled: The 
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NETHERSOLE, OLGA. Olga Nethersole; a col- 
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SCHUYLER, EUGENE. Italian influences: [es- 
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STONE, MARY AMELIA. Development of 
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BISMARCK-SCHONHAUSEN, C. E. LEOP. O., 

Prince v. Love letters of Bismarck: being 
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authorized by Prince Herbert von Bis- 
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pervision of Charlton T. Lewis. Harper, 
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These letters, which were written while in 
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dent, and imperial chancellor, are notable for 
observations of men and nature, for graceful 
descriptions, and for the revelations of Prince 
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BROWN, ABRAM ENGLISH. Faneuil Hall and 
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and his gift. Lee & Shepard. il pors. 8, 
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This volume includes a biography of Peter 
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FAWCETT, MILLICENT GARRETT. Life of Her 

Majesty, Queen Victoria. New ed. ; introd. 

by Mrs. Bradley Gilman. Little, Brown & 

Co. por. 12, $i. 

First pulished in 1895, by Roberts Bros. 
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the Royal Family. Illustrated with portraits 
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1836; ed. by Rev. Arthur Wentworth 
Eaton. M. F. Mansfield & Co. por. 12, 
$1.50. 

The "recollections" were written in 1836 
by Mrs. Johnstone, then aged seventy-two. 
As her reminiscences show, she was born and 
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lutionary War was obliged to flee to Florida, 
thence went to Scotland, next settled in the 
West Indies, and at last became with many 
other Royalists or Tories, till the time of her 
death, a resident of Nova Scotia. 
JOYCE, J. ALEX. Oliver Goldsmith. Neale 
Co. por. 16, bds., $i. 
A biographical sketch. 

PASTON letters, 1422-1509 A.D. : a reprint of 
the edition of 1872-5, which contained up- 
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unpublished, to which are now added others 
in a supplement after the introduction ; ed. 
by Ja. Gairdner. Macmillan. 4 v., 12, $8. 
SLATTERY, C. LEWIS, {Dean.} Felix Reville 
Brunot, 1820-1898: a civilian in the war for 
the Union, President of the first board of 
Indian commissioners. Longmans, Green 
& Co. por. 12, $2. 

Mr. Slattery says that this biography "is 
much more than the record of a good man. 
In the Civil War and in the solution of the 
Indian question Mr. Brunot's life touched the 
'life of the nation; and, in so far forth, his 
life is a fragment of the nation's story." 

DESCRIPTION. GEOGRAPHY. TRAVEL, ETC. 

BESANT, Sir WALTER. East London; il. by 
Phil May, Jos. Pennell and L. Raven-Hill. 
Century Co. il. 8, $3.50. 
East London is that part of Greater Lon- 
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is a city in itself. "It is my task," the author 
says, "to lay before my readers some of the as- 
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charges of monotony and unloveliness." This 
he does with many charming illustrations in 
chapters entitled : "What East London is," 



"The 



of 



, 
rafts," "The pool and the 



riverside," "The factory girl," "The key of 
the street," "The alien " "The houseless," 
"The submerged," "The memories of the 
past," "On sports and oastimes," "The help- 
ing hand." 

BORCHGREVRINK, C. E. First on the Antarctic 
continent : beintr an account of the British 
Antarctic Expedition, 1898-1900. Scribner. 
il. por. maps, 8, net, $3. 

CAVE, H. W. Golden tips : a description of 
Ceylon and its great tea industry; il. from 
photographs by the author. Scribner, [im- 
ported.] 8, net, $4. 

DAWSON, W. HARBUTT. German life in town 

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Chapters on : What is the German's Fath- 

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Woman and the home ; Pleasures and pas- 

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government ; The newspaper and its readers. 

DEASY, H. H. P. In Tibet and Chinese Tur- 

kestan : being the record of three years' 

exploration. Longmans, Green & Co. il. 

por. map, 8, net, $5. 



MEAKIN, BUDGETT. The land of the Moors: 
a comprehensive description. Macmillan. 
il. map, 8, $5. 

WILSON, EPIPHANIUS. Cathedrals of France; 
popular studies of the most interesting 
French cathedrals. The Churchman Co. 
il. 4, $3- 

EDUCATION, LANGUAGE, ETC. 

SMITH, NORA ARCHIBALD. The message of 
Froebel and other essays. Milton Bradley 
Co. 12, 50 c. 

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spirit of reverence ; Training the imagination ; 
The unsocial child; The children's guild of 
play; The guild of the brave poor things; 
The social inclosure of childhood ; Dame Na- 
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The personality of the kindergarten training 
teacher; Our nursery tales, to-day and yes- 
terday. 

WILLIAMS, J. FISCHER. Harrow. Macmil- 
lan. 12, (Handbooks to the great public 
schools.) $1.50. 

FICTION 

ALLEN, Mrs. W. The love letters of a liar. 
Ess Ess Publishing Co. 24, im. leath., 
50 c. 

ARISTOCRATS (The) : being impressions of the 
Lady Helen Pole during her sojourn in the 
Great North Woods, as spontaneously re- 
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Britain, the Countess of Edge and Ross. 
J. Lane. 12, $1.50. 

Lady Helen Pole accompanies her brother 
Bertie and an elder sister to the Adiron- 
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passes a summer there. They are children 
of an English Duke and are "The aristocrats" 
of the story which is told in letters. Lady 
Helen's impressions of the people she meets 
and of the country generally are amusing; 
her many love experiences add to the narra- 
tive ; also her unorthodox opinions on many 
social subjects. 

BARR, Mrs. AMELIA EDITH HUDDLESTON. 
Souls of passage ; il. by Emlen McConnell. 
Dodd, Mead & Co. 12, $1.50. 
A story of reincarnation. 
BARRY, W. The wizard's knot. Century 

Co. 12, $1.50. 

BRADY, CYRUS TOWNSEND. Under tops'ls and 
tents. Scribner. il. 12, $1.50. 
Narrates the author's experiences in the 
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based upon historical incidents of heroism and 
danger. These experiences cover a wide 
range of life, from the skylarking of the ca- 
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scenes in the war with Spain. By the author 
of "For love of country," and other romances. 

BROOKS, HILDEGARD. Without a warrant. 

Scribner. 12, $1.50. 

A novel of the present with its scene in the 
south. The story is told bv the heroine, Kate 
Harlowe, whose adventures in the hands of 
the mysterious shooting party take the reader 
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CAMPBELL, Mrs. HELEN STUART. Ballantyne : 

a novel. Little, Brown & Co. 12, $1.50. 

Although the events in which the hero 
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the story is distinctively American. The her- 
oine is an American girl who goes to Lon- 
don because she is disappointed with her own 
country and thinks it fails to come up to 
ideal standards. Its hero, Ballantyne, though 
American by inheritance, has been brought 
up in an English home by a mother whose 
one wish is that he shall never visit America. 
iiut to Ballantyne America has been an ideal, 
and to him it stands for everything which is 
free and high. 

CORVO, T. BARON. In his own image. J. 
Lane. 12, $1.50. 

An English artist living near Rome has 
these stories related to him by his young 
Italian attendant named Toto. They are 
oftener amusing than serious, being about 
monks and their weaknesses and supersti- 
tions, Italian legends, and many phases of 
life and thought of the Italian peasantry. Six 
of the tales appeared in The Yellow Book of 
1895-96. 

CRADDOCK, FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE. The sol- 
dier's revenge ; or, Roland and Wilfred. 
Abbey Press. 12, $i. 
A novel describing cadet life at West 
Point at the beginning of the Civil War. 

CROCKETT, S. RUTHERFORD. The silver skull : 
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F. A. Stokes Co. il. 12, $1.50. 

DANIELS, GERTRUDE POTTER. The Warners : 
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DELANOY, Mrs. M. FRANCES HANFORD. Se- 
rious complications ; il. by Marion Hanford 

Eddy: [a story.] Abbey Press, por. 12, 

$1. 
Dix, EDWIN ASA. Old Bowen's legacy: a 

novel. Century Co. 12, $1.50. 

By the author of "Deacon Bradbury." A 
study of New England character and condi- 
tions, the scene being laid in the same ficti- 
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Vermont, some of the same characters re- 
appearing. 
ELIOT, GEORGE, [pseud, for Mrs. ]. W. Cross.] 

Adam Bede. J. Lane. 16, 50 c. ; leath., 

75 c. 
ELIOT, GEORGE, \fiseud. for Mrs. J. W. Cross.] 

[Works.] Personal ed. v. i, Adam Bede; 

biographical introd. by Esther Wood. 

Doubleday, Page & Co. il. por. 8, $1.50. 

Mrs. Wood has written for each volume of 
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among whom the author lived and who had 
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illustrations show dozens of striking pictures 
made famous by the writer's pen. There are 
also two quite new and hitherto unpublished 
portraits of George Eliot and Robert Evans. 
ELLIS, J. BRECKENRIDGE.. Garcilaso. A. C. 

McClurg & Co. 12, $1.25. 

Spanish life and character are the themes 
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"city of silk," before the beleaguered walls 
of Granada, and later the hero escapes the 



Inquisition by joining the Columbus expedi- 
tion. In Garcilaso the author has presented 
a portrait of the Spanish hidalero, ignorantly 
religious, haughtily courteous, arrogantly 
brave. By the author of "The dread and fear 
of kings." 
EMBREE, C. FLEMING. A heart of flame; il. 

bv Dan. Smith. Bowen-Merrill Co. 12, 

$1.50. 

"The story of a master passion," the author 
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Mexico. 
ENGLISHWOMAN'S (An) love-letters. M. F. 

Mansfield & Co. 16. vellum, net, $i. 
FRIEDMAN, I. KAHN. Poor people: a novel. 

Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 16, .(Riverside 

pap. ser.) pap., 50 c. 

GALLON, TOM. The second Dandy Chater. 

Dodd, Mead & Co. 12, $1.50. 

A story of adventure, intrigues, and un- 
expected denouements. The second Dandy 
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appearance in the vicinity of Chater's home in 
pursuit of him. The remarkable feature in 
the case was that the two men's faces were 
alike in every particular, down to the small- 
est detail. Philip, therefore, determined to 
assume the identity of the murdered man. 
GARLAND, HAMLIN. Her mountain lover. 

Century Co. il. 12, $1.50. 
HAGGARD, H. RIDER. Lysbeth : a tale of the 

Dutch. Longmans, Green & Co. il. 12, 

$1.50. 

The scene of this novel is chiefly in the 
city of Leyden; the time 544. It is the story 
of the trials, adventures, and victories of a 
burgher family of the generation of Philip 11. 
and William the Silent. 

HAZELTON, G. C, jr. Mistress Nell : a merry 

tale of a merry time (twixt fact and fancy). 

Scribner. por. 12, $1.50. 

This story of Charles n.'s reign and Nell 
Gwynn is an enlargement of the author's own 
play of the same name, produced by Henrietta 
Crosman. 
HORTON, G. Like another Helen ; il. by C. M. 

Relyea. Bowen-Merrill Co. 12, $1.50. 
HOTCHKISS, CHAUNCEY C. Betsey Ross: a 

romance of the flag. Appleton. 12, $1.50. 

JOHNSON, OWEN. Arrows of the Almighty. 

Macmillan. 12, $1.50. 
JOHNSON, STANLEY EDWARDS. The temper 

cure: [a story.] Abbey Press. 12, 50 c. 

KNIGHT, G. A son of austerity; frontispiece 
by Harrison Fisher. Bowen-Merrill Co. 
12, $1.50. 

A simple story of English life. 
LAGERLOF, SELMA. From a Swedish home- 
stead; tr. by Jessie Brochner. McClure, 
Phillips & Co. 12, $1.50. 
Short stories entitled : The story of a coun- 
try house; Queen at Kungahalla; Old Ag- 
nete; The fisherman's ring; Santa Caterina 
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The peace of God; A story from Halstanas; 
The inscription on the grave; The brothers. 
LONG, J. LUTHER. The Prince of Illusion. 

Century Co. 12, $1.50. 

A collection of short stories. The one which 
gives its name to the book is the tale of a 
little blind boy who for a long while believes 
himself to be a prince. His mother's de- 
vices to keep him unconscious of his squalid 
surroundings make a laree part of the story. 
The other stories are "Dolce," "Ein Nix- 
Nutz," "The Honorable Christmas," "Gift of 
Yoshida Aramidzu," "Dizzy Dave," "The 
house trade," "Jane an' me," and "The dream 

MACGRATH, HAROLD. The puppet crown; il. 

by R. Martine Reay. Bowen-Merrill Co. 

12, $1.50. 

The scene of this romance is laid among 
the picturesque unrealities of a little border 
kingdom found on no map. Leopold, a poet 
and philosopher, is, by the consent of Aus- 
tria, the king. His brother, Duke of a nearby 
Duchy, crafty, ambitious, unscrupulous, plots 
for possession of the crown, the result being 
a series of clever intrigues and dashing ad- 
Ventures. There is a charming young Prin- 
cess loved by an honorable, manly young fel- 
low, who largely influences the plot. 

MEYER, ANNIE NATHAN. Robert Annys, 
poor priest : a tale of the great uprising. 
Macmillan. 12, $1.50. 

MEREDITH, ELLIS. The master-knot of hu- 
man fate. Little, Brown & Co. 12, $1.25. 
A man and woman through an unexpected 
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only living human beings left alive on this 
continent. They find themselves in a beau- 
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a house, some live stock, fruit, vegetables 
growing-, etc. The place is supposed to be 
the Crystal Park, near Manitou, Colorado. 
A problem confronts this deserted pair, which 
is the point of the story. It is worked out 
with much poetry and interest. 

MOORE, FRANK FRANKFORT. Nell Gwyn 
comedian : [a novel.] Brentano's. pors. 
12, $1.50. 

MUMFORD, ETHEL WATTS. Dupes. Putnam. 

12, $1.25. 

The "dupes" are New York society people 
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ical mystic. 

NORRIS, FRANK. The octopus : a story of Cal- 
ifornia. Doubleday, Page & Co. 12, $1.50. 
OSBORNE, DUFFIELD. The lion's brood; il. by 
Walter Satterlee. Doubleday, Page & Co. 
12 $1.50. 

The dramatic incidents attending the fam- 
ous Italian campaign of Hannibal are woven 
into this story of love and romance. "The 
lion's brood," it will be remembered, was the 
sons of the old Carthagenian leader, Hamil- 
car, and as children they were sworn enemies 
of Rome. Hannibal took his oath on the al- 
tar at the age of nine, and became leader of 
the Carthagenian armies at twenty-eight, 
afterward to be the greatest general of all 
time. 



PAIN, BARRY. Another Englishwoman's love- 
letters. Putnam. 12, $i. 
An amusing parody on "An Englishwoman's 
love-letters" as well as a clever satire on 
certain modern methods of promoting pub- 
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PALMER, F. The ways of the service; il. by 

Howard Chandler Christy. Scribner. il. 

D. $1.50. 

Contents: Ballard; The romance of private 
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PAYNE, WILL. The story of Eva: a novel. 

Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 12, $1.50. 
POST, MELVILLE DAVISSON. Dwellers in the 

hills. Putnam. 12, $i ; pap., 50 c. 

The scene of this story is laid amidst the 
hills of West Virginia. Many of the inci- 
dents are based upon actual experience on 
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ROPES, ARTHUR and MARY E. On Peter's 
Island. Scribner. 12, $1.50. 
A Russian story. It is incidentally an 
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ters that figure in it, notably two Americans 
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ly drawn. The main interest is the thread of 
love and adventure that follows the narrative 
through exciting scenes of political conspir- 
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SAWYER, JOSEPHINE CAROLINE. Every inch a 
king; the romance of Henry of Mon- 
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Mead & Co. 12, $1.50. 
The hero of this novel is Henry v. of Eng- 
land while Prince of Wales; the aim in writ- 
ing it has been to prove that his character has 
been greatly misjudged. The romance is 
founded entirely upon fact. 
SCOTT, Sir WALTER. Waverley novels. This- 
tle ed. Harper, il. 12, subs., $24; hf. 
leath., $48. 

SHERLOCK, C. REGINALD. Your Uncle Lew: 
a natural born American: a novel; with a 
frontispiece by B. West Clinedinst. F. A. 
Stokes Co. 12, $1.50. 

SWAN, MYRA. Ballast: a novel. Longmans, 
Green & Co. 12, $1.50. 
English in scene and character. The story 
of a young girl who sacrifices her life's hap- 
piness in an attempt to rescue a sister from 
intemperance. 

VALDES, A. PALACIO. The fourth estate; au- 
thorized tr. from the original; by Rachel 
Challice. Brentano's. 12, $1.50. 
The town of Sarrio on the Spanish coast 
is the background to a love story that has an 
unexpected interruption. The amusing say- 
ings and doings of the notables of Sarrio 
and the rivalries of two newspapers with the 
eccentricities of their editors lighten the sad 
scenes of the love story, the whole forming 
a vivid picture of middle class Spanish life 
of to-day. 

WHARTON, EDITH. Crucial instances. Scrib- 
ner. 12, bds., $1.50. 
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prayer; The angel at the grave; The recov- ULMANN, ALBERT. A landmark history of 

ery; "Copy," a dialogue; The Rembrandt; New York; also the origin of street names 

The moving finger; The confessional. and a bibliography. Appleton. 12, $1.50. 

w sr^r H a E r p^i ,n r r ies: M^S s $ stfra^! 

HISTORY. HUMOR AND SATIRE. 

BROWN, ALEX. English politics in early Vir- JEROME, JEROME KLAPKA. The observations 

ginia historv. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. of Henry. Dodd, Mead & Co. il. 12, 

12, $2. $1.25. 

A careful study of the sources of the Amer- McHuGH HUGH. John Henry. G. W. Dil- 

ican government, and especially of the con- ii ng ham Co. il. nar. 16, buckram, 75 c. 

ditions under which the colonies established Amusing monologues by John Henry at the 

political institutions. Included is a close theatre }n a street car, on butting-in, 'in lit- 

study of the relations of English policies and erature on wou ld-be actors, and his reflec- 

politics to the colonies. By the author of tions while pa i y i ng poo l and progressive 

"The genesis of the United States, etc. euchre 

CRAIK, Sir H. A century of Scottish his- PARKS, S. C. The great trial of the nine- 

tory; from the days before the 45 to those teenth century. Hudson-Kimberly Pub. 

within living memory. Scribner, [im- Q, i 2 t $i. 

ported.] 2 v., 8, $7-5O. The author reports a dream trial of Presi- 

ELLIS, HAVELOCK. The nineteenth century: dent McKinley for making the Philippine 

an Utopian retrospect. Small, Maynard & war; the supposed speeches of each member 

Co. 12 $1.25. of the jury that tried the case, in vindication 

KIMM, SILAS CONRAD. The Iroquois: a his- of the verdict, which had been bitterly as- 

tory of the Six Nations of New York, sailed are given. The jury were Anstides, 

[Published for the author, S. C. Kimm,] Alfred the Great Cmcmnatus Henrv Clay,. 

by Press of Pierre W. Danforth. por. 12, General Grant Jefferson Lincoln, Lafayette, 

pap 50 c Washington, Madison, Tolstoi, and Bishop 

Brings together material gathered here and Simpson. 

there, often from sources not available to the HYGIENIC AND SANITARY. 

general reader, relative to the powerful con- HAMILTON, HAROLD. Cigarettes: a fair and 

federacy of the Six Nations of Indians, which unbiased statement concerning this grow- 

controlled for many years the polity of all j n g evil by a reformed victim ; il. by G. 

the tribes living in the limits of what is now Rodgers. Helman-Taylor Co. il. unp. 8, 

the North Central States of our country. In- pap ; 25 c. 

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etc. ITERARV MISCELLANY COLLECTED WORKS 

MIDDLETON, EDMUND. The doomed Turk, the ETC. 
end of the "Eastern question:" a series of BAILDON, H. BELLYSE. Robert Louis Steven- 
ten essays reviewing the historical evi- S on: a life study in criticism. A. Wessels 
dences in parallel with the prophecies, fore- Co. pors. 12, $1.75. 

telling the fortunes of Esau (The Turk) A series of articles on Stevenson, by a life- 
and Jacob (The British), showing that long friend, entitled: His literary achieve- 
the "birthright" and the "Eastern ques- me nt; Childhood and youth; Student, advo- 
tion" are identical. Abbey Press. por. ca t e , and author; Love, marriage, and after; 
12, 50 c. Formative influences : Early travels and es- 
SMITH, HELEN AINSLIE. The thirteen col- says: Critical essays; The teller of tales; 
onies. In 2 pts. pt. I, Virginia, Massa- Bright verse and grim fable; Stevenson and 
chusetts New Hampshire and New York. Scott; Essays and romances; The little peo- 
pt. 2, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, pie ; Work at Vailima ; Stevenson as a letter- 
Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, writer; Conclusions. Bibliography (4 p.). 
North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia. Index. 

Putnam. 2 v., 12, (Story of the nations CRAIGIE, Mrs. PEARL MARIA TERESA. ["John 

ser., nos. 60 and 61.) ea., $1.50; hf. mor., Oliver Hobbes." pseud.] A birthday book 

$1.75. from the writings of John Oliver Hobbes; 

The story of each of the thirteen American selected and arr. by Zoe Proctor. J. Lane, 

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of saints," "The ambassador," "Robert 
Orange," and other works of the author. 
EARLY English printed books in the Univer- 
sity Library, Cambridge, 1475-1640. v. i, 
Caxton to F. Kingston. Macmillan. 8, 
(Cambridge Univ. Press ser.) net, $5. 

GREGORY, Lady, ed. Ideals in Ireland. M. F. 

Mansfield & Co. 12, net, $1.50. 

The editor's object in collecting these ar- 
ticles is to show "to those who look beyond 
politics and houses, in what direction thought 
is moving in Ireland." Contents: National- 
ity and imperialism, by A. E. ; The battle of 
two civilizations, by D. P. Moran ; Literature 
and the Irish language, by George Moore; 
What Ireland is asking for, by Douglas 
Hyde: The great enchantment, by Standish 
O'Grady; The literary movement in Ireland, 
by W. B. Yeats. 

LITERARY year-book and Bookman's direct- 
ory, 1901 ; ed. by Herbert Morrah. Francis 
P. Harper. 12, $1.25. 
Pt. i contains calendars; a history of the 
year's work, 1900 ; papers entitled Agreements, 
by C. Weekes; The author's pension fund, 
by Anthony Hope Hawkins ; A note on R. 
D. Blackmore, by Eden Phillpotts ; The book 
sales of 1900, by Frank Rinder ; Copyright, by 
Warwick H. Draper; A note on the drama; 
Obituary, by M. R. Hoste ; On the making 
of books, bv C. T. Jacobi. Pt. 2 gives lists 
of artists, authors, press cutting agents, book- 
printers, bookbinders, booksellers, literary 
clubs, etc. 

MOULTON, C. WELLS, ed. Library of literary 
criticism of English and American authors. 
In 8 v. v. i, 680-1638. Moulton Publish- 
ing Co. 4, $5; hf. mor., $6.50. 
Beginning with the Beowulf 680, nearly two 
hundred writers and their works are quoted 
and described through extracts from the 
works of contemporary and modern critics, 
the volume ending with Sir Robert Ayton, 
1570-1638. The complete work will comprise 
eight volumes, and will include the names 
of all English and American authors. Each 
author is treated chronologically in most 
cases beginning with contemporary criticism 
and ending with some living authority. Thus 
under the head of Geoffrey Chaucer, the first 
articles are by Deschamps and Gower, writ- 
ten in the twelfth century, and the concluding 
criticisms are by Lounsbury, Courthope, Pol- 
lard, Corson, Saintsbury, and Skeat. Each 
volume will contain an alphabetical table of 
contents, and in the last volume -copious in- 
dexes will follow the regular text. 

PHELPS, C. E. Falstaff and equity: an inter- 
oretation. Houghton Mifflin & Co. 12, 
$1-50. 

A book about the humor and legal knowl- 
edge of Shakespeare. It is based upon the 
interpretation of Falstaffs remark, "There is 
no equity stirring," which the author takes 
as an example of Shakespeare's more subtle 
humor, and interprets it with minute knowl- 
edge of the Shakesperean criticism and legal 
acumen. He shows how Shakespeare became 
familiar with law, particularly with equity; 
his book will have a special interest for law- 
yers who are students of Shakespeare, on ac- 



count of its wealth of curious learning and 
its excellent legal method of exposition and 
argument. The writer is judge of the Su- 
preme Court of Baltimore and author of 
"Judicial equity," etc. 

PROGRESS (The) of the century; by Alfred 
Russell Wallace, W. Ramsay, W. Matthew 
Flinders Petrie and others. Harper. 8, 
$2.50. 

Papers on: Evolution, by Alfred Russell 
Wallace ; Chemistry, by William Ramsay ; 
Archaeology, by W. M. Flinders Petrie ; As- 
tronomy, by Sir Jos. Norman Lockyer; Phil- 
osophy, by Edward Caird; Medicine, by W. 
Osier ; Surgery, by W. W. Keen ; Electricity, 
by Elihu Thomson ; Physics, by T. C. Men- 
denhall; War, by Sir C. Dilke; Naval ships, 
by Alfred T. Mahan; Literature, by Andrew 
Lang; Engineering, by Thomas C. Clarke; 
Religion, by Cardinal Gibbons, A. V. G. Al- 
len, Richard J. H. Gottheil, and Goldwin 
Smith. 

SCHUYLER, EUGENE. Selected essays; with a 
memoir by Evelyn S. Schaeffer. Scribner. 
por. 8, net, $2.50. 

STEEVENS, G. WARRINGTON. Things seen : 
impressions of men, cities, and books; se- 
lected and ed. by G. S. Street; with a me- 
moir by W. E. Henley. Bowen-Merrill Co. 
12, $i"so. 

Contents: The new humanitarianism ; From 
the new Gibbon; What happened in Thes- 
saly; The monotype; Mr. Balfour's philoso- 
phy; Little Eyolf; Zola; The new Tennyson; 
Words for music ; The futile Don ; At twen- 
ty-four; A fable of journalists; The Dreyfus 
case; The jubilee; The feast of St. Wagner; 
In search of a famine; "During her majesty's 

S'easure"; In the country of the storm; The 
erby; The Cesarewitch. 

VINCENT, LEON H. Corneille. Houghton, 
Mifflin & Co. nar. 12, (Brief studies in 
French society and letters in the xvn. cen- 
tury, no. 3.) $i. 

The third volume of Mr. Vincent's series 
of essays on French society and letters in 
the seventeenth century. Deals with the pic- 
turesque days when the drama was Cardinal 
Richelieu's chief relaxation and Corneille was 
easily first of the dramatists of his time. 
Gives an interesting appreciation of his genius 
and successes. Bibliographical note .(6 p.). 
VINCENT, LEON H. The French Academy. 
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. nar. 12, (Brief 
studies in French society and letters in the 
xvii. century, no. 2.) $i. 
A brilliant period in French literature is the 
subject; gives sketches of Chapelain Vinge- 
las, Claude Favre, Baudoin, L'Estoile, Pel- 
lisson, and other founders of the French 
Academy. Bibliographical note (6 p.). 
WELLS, B. WILLIS. Modern German litera- 
ture. 2d ed., rev. and enl. Little, Brown 
& Co. 12, $1.50. 

First published in 1895. The last chapter 
of the former edition has been discarded 
altogether. Two chapters are substituted for 
it one dealing with the literature from the 
rise of the young German school to the 
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BENNETT, ELLEN H. Astrology: science of 
knowledge and reason : a treatise on the 
heavenly bodies in an easy and compre- 
hensive form. [New ed.] Published by 
the author. Ellen H. Bennett, por. 12, $3. 
"After many years' experience," the author 
says, "I have found the laws of astrology 
unfailing, and in editing this work my chief 
object has been to render it useful to the stu- 
dent of astrology, and so by forwarding the 
science, to promote the general interests of 
humanity." Some of the headings to the 
forty chapters are: An historical review; 
Origin of the days of the week; Chronology, 
or the art of measuring- time; Cosmogony, 
or creation of the world ; Destiny : Eleusin- 
ian mysteries ; The heavens ; The planets and 
their significations; Astrology and medicine, 
etc. 
BICKERTON, A. W. The romance of the 

heavens. Macmillan. 12, $1.25. 
FERRI, ENRICO. Socialism and modern sci- 
ence (Darwin Spencer Marx) ; tr. by R. 
R. La Monte. International Library Pub. 
Co. 12, (International lib.) $i. 
MOWBRAY, J. P., ["J. P. M.," pseud.] A 
journey to nature; [decorated by C. E. 
Hooper.] Doubleday, Page & Co. 8, net, 
$1.50. 

A series of papers originally contributed 
to the New York Evening Post, making a 
continuous narrative. The tale deals with a 
Wall Street man whose doctor orders him to 
give up work and go to the country to live. 
The narrative of how he becomes acquainted 
with Nature for the first time and of the 
delicate romance that creeps into this prim- 
itive life is told with freshness and charm. 
NANSEN, FRIDTJOF, ed. The Norwegian 
North Polar expedition, 1893-1896: scien- 
tific results, v. 2. Published by the Fridt- 
jof Nansen fund for the advancement of 
science. Longmans, Green & Co. net, $12. 
Contents: Astronomical observations ar- 
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of H. Geelmuyden; Terrestrial magnetism, 
by Aksel S. Steen; Results of the pendulum 
observations and some remarks on the con- 
stitution of the earth's crust, by O. E. Schiot. 
PHIPSON, T. LAMB. Researches on the past 
and present history of the earth's atmos- 
phere, including the latest discoveries and 
their practical applications. Lippincott. 
12, net, $i. 

To a great extent this little work is the 
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have spread over a considerable number of 
years; but he has also availed himself largely 
of the labors of others. The volume contains 
the results of the latest discoveries connected 
with the vast aerial ocean which encircles 
the earth; the physical and chemical proper- 
ties of the air; its geological history as far 
as it can be traced with the remotest ages of 
the past, and the useful deductions that can 
be drawn from all these facts. 
THOMPSON, ERNEST SETON-, (7.) Bird por- 
traits ; with descriptive text by Ralph Hoff- 
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Twenty large pictures of birds drawn by 



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BINYON, LAURENCE. Odes. M. F. Mansfield 

& Co., [imported.] 12, net, $1.25. 
DAY, SARAH J. From mayflower to mistle- 

toe: [poems.] Putnam. 12, $i. 
EDWARDS, OSMAN. Japanese plays and play- 

fellows; with 12 col. pis. by Japaneses ar- 

tists. Lane. 8, net, $3.50- 

The writer has devoted himself chiefly to 
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personal reminiscences. Contents: Behind 
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Geisha and Cherry-Blossom; Vulgar songs; 
Taking the waters ; Playing with fire ; After- 
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POLITICAL AND SOCIAL. 

CLARKE, ALLEN. Effects of the factory sys- 

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16, net, $1.25. 

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GOODENOUGH, Rev. G. The handy man afloat 

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$1-50. 
SMITH, EDWIN BURRITT. The Constitution 

and inequality of rights. Amer. Anti-Im- 

perialists' League. 8, pap., n. p. 

First published in the Yale Law Journal 
for February, 1901, from which it is reprinted 
by permission. The author's deduction is: 
"Nothing short of equality of rights for all 
men as men in all places within the jurisdic- 
tion of the United States can be the purpose 
of American law." 
WILLOUGHBY, W. FRANKLIN. State activities 

in relation to labor in the United States. 

The Johns Hopkins Press. (Johns Hop- 

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mines; Industrial conciliation and a 




tion. 

WOOD, H. Political economy of humanism. 

[New ed.] Lee & Shepard. 12, $1.50. 

In 1894 the author issued a work entitled 
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BRADFORD, COLUMBUS. Birth a new chance. 

A. C. McClurg & Co. 12, $1.50. 

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that the germ of life persists, and in due 
time reappears in another body. He argues 
that the ultimate perfection of the race will 
result from the gradual amelioration of the 
individuals through successive lives. The au- 
thor supports his arguments by quotations 
from the Scriptures assimilating and har- 
monizing with his religious views the latest 
teaching of science and ohilosophy. 
LE GALLIENNE, R. The beautiful lie of Rome. 
M. F. Mansfield & Co. nar. 12, bds., $i. 
A protest against Romanism, called forth 
bv the writer rinding a paragraph in an Eng- 
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Templemere," an old friend, is about to join 
the Church of Rome. 

ROBERTS, C. M. Treatise on the history of 
confession until it developed into auricular 
confession, A.D. 1215. Macmillan. 12, 
(Cambridge Univ. Press ser.) net, $i. 

Sooks for tljc f)anng. 

CUSTER, Mrs. Eliz. B. The boy General: 
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Mary E. Burt. Scribner. por. 12, (Scrib- 
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DRYSDALE, W. The young consul : a story of 
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This is the second volume of the United 
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THE CENTURY Co. have ready "The Hel- 
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GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & SONS have now ready 
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CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS have just issued 
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THOMAS Y. CROWELL & COMPANY printed 
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DODD, MEAD & Co. have just ready "Em- 
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HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & Co., will issue short- 
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telligent reformers are seeking to fight the 
Ucoholic evil ; "Everyday Birds," an element- 
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and three new volumes in the Riverside Bi- 
ographical Series: "John Marshall," by James 
B. Thayer; "Ulysses S. Grant," by Walter 
Allen; and "Lewis and Clark," by William 
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LOTHROP PUBLISHING COMPANY have just 
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Success, life stories of such men and women 
as Rockefeller, Carnegie, Vreeland, Julia 
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LITTLE, BROWN & Co. printed a third edi- 
tion of Mrs. Maud Wilder Goodwin's "Sir 
Christopher," a romance of colonial Mary- 
land in 1644, before publication. Among their 
May publications will be "A Daughter of 
New France," by Mary Catherine Crowley, 
a story dealing with the life of Cadillac and 
his founding of Detroit; "When the Gates 
Lift Up Their Heads," a powerful novel of 
the South in the early seventies, by Payne 
Erskine; and Mrs. Anna Bowman Dodd's 
new book. "The American Husband in 
Paris." 

HENRY HOLT & Co. have just issued the 
fourth enlarged edition of Prof. Kuno 
Francke's "Social Forces in German Litera- 
ture," which they now call "History of Ger- 
man Literature as Determined by Social 



Forces," and in its new form the book gives 
more detailed attention to the works of Su- 
dermann, Hauptmann and Wildenbruch. The 
Holts also announce Carl Biicher's "Industrial 
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Wickett, of Toronto University; new edi- 
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D. APPLETON & Co. have half a dozen books 
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Martin A. S. Hume has an historical study 
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Ulmann's excellent "Landmark History of 
New York"; and a New Popular Colored 
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MRS. GOODWIN'S NEW COLONIAL ROMANCE 

SIR CHRISTOPHER 

A Romance of a Haryland flanor in 1644. By HAUD WILDER GOODWIN, 

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JUNE, 1901. 



No. 6. 




The Puppet Crown. 

IN the flood of new historical romances, to It strongly suggests Anthony Hope's "The 
write a story that stands out conspicuously Prisoner of Zenda" in the kidnapping of cer- 
above the others is to possess talent of an tain important characters and in the portrait- 
unusual kind, and such talent belongs to urc of the youthful hero who is an American. 
Harold MacGrath, a new Western author, But these resemblances do not detract from 
who has just written "The Puppet Crown." its originality; for original it is in plot, in 
It is published by The Bowen-Merrill Com- characters and in style* Something there is 
pany, of Indianapolis, which seems to have of the same power of revealing the loneliness, 
a divining rod that indicates the new authors the heartache and the unsatisfied longings of 
of ability. It is only a few days ago that royalty that throbs in Daudet's "Kings in 
George Horton's "Like Another Helen" was Exile." The whole plot turns on the misery 
noticed as from this company's press, and of a king who has sold his birthright for a 
now comes this finer story by an unknown crown that is only a symbol of his own im- 



author, for which it is safe to predict a great 
success. The story i 
sen's "Prince Otto" 
flage and genial 



potency. He is a puppet in the hands of a 

eminiscent of Steven- confederation of great powers, who permit 
in a certain airy persi- 
cism and in the comic 



him to rule because he is an idealist and a 
[reamer, and, they know, will finally allow 
opera quality of the little Continental king- the kingdom to fall into their hands as a pro- 
dom that is the scene of its remarkable plot, tectorate. 



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"The Puppet Crown" shows no traces of 
the hand of a beginner in fiction. The style 
is terse, strong and clear, the narrative is well 
sustained, and the dialogue would do no dis- 
credit to Anthony Hope, the master in this 
branch of the story-teller's art. The charac- 
ters are mostly real people. The only one who 
impresses the reader as not exactly true to 
life is Fitzgerald, who could scarcely have 
spent years in the British army in India and 
come out of it with so little experience of 
women and their ways. All the incidental 
description is strictly subservient to the story, 
but it is finely done. And the last two chap- 
ters which describe the scene in front of the 
throne when the Duchess' ambition is balked, 
and that other scene of Maurice's death, are 
worthy of any living writer of romance. As 
a whole, "The Puppet Crown" is the kind of 
bcok which takes all one's adjectives to tell 
about. 

Mr. Frank Baum, the author of "Father 
Goose," who was born in Syracuse, Mr. Mac- 
Grath's native city, says : Mr. MacGrath is 
a fine fellow ; young, tall, slender, loving all 
good things a cup, a pipe and a loyal friend. 
He has no literary affectations, no purple im- 
pressions, and does not seriously believe that 
he is making permanent contributions to the 
world's best literature. 'The Puppet Crown' 
will make him famous." (Bowen-Merrill 
Co. $1.50.) San Francisco Chronicle. 



East London. 

REGARDED as a whole, the condition of the 
varied populations of East London is, while 
no doubt melancholy enough, less hopeless 



and less degraded than jaundiced misan- 
thropes like Carlyle would have us believe. 
That the majority of the inhabitants of East 
London are industrious, reputable, worthy of 
respect, is clearly proven by his second chap- 
ter, "The City of Many Crafts." 

What the East London of to-day is Sir 
Walter Besant depicts in his straightforward 
way in his chapters on "The Factory Girl." 
"The Key of the Street," "The Houseless," 
"The Submerged," "The Helping Hand" and 
"The Alien," in the last of which he considers 
its Hebraic population, warming with his sub- 
ject into a passage of pure literature: 

"For my own part, I like sometimes to sit 
in the synagogue on the Sabbath and listen 
to the service which I do not understand. 
For it seems to explain the people their in- 
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from the rest of the world. Their service 
I may be mistaken strikes upon my ears as 
one long, grand hymn of praise and gladness. 
The hymns they sing, the weird, strange mel- 
odies of the hymns, are those, they allege, 
sung when Israel went out of Egypt; they 
are those which they sang when in the Red 
Sea the waters stood up like a wall on either 
side to let them through; they are those 
which were sung when Pharaoh's host lay 
drowning and the walls of water closed to- 
gether. The service, the reading, the hymns, 
the responses they are all an assertion that 
the choice of the Lord hath fallen upon these 
petople; the Lord their God hath chosen 
them. Let no one speak of Jews until he has 
listened to their service. By their worship 
the mind of a people may be discovered." 
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Juletty. 



remained for a woman, Lucy Cleaver Mc- 



KENTUCKY has furnished a varied and fer- Elroy, to present for the first time in fiction 

tile field for the contemporary novelist. The the life of the "Pennyrile," that fragrant 

localities have been drawn on by a few men stretch of Kentucky in the western and south - 

who have become known to fame as the in- ern sections of the State. 

terpreters of the peculiar life of each. James From a bed of pain this book comes with 

Lane Allen has presented all the glowing no trace of the suffering of its author. In- 




THE FOX HUNT. 



color and the beauty of the bluegrass; John 
Fox, jr., has given us the fine types and the 
hardy manhood of the mountains, and Har- 
rison Robertson, in his latest book, has de- 
picted the city life. 

But Allen, Fox and Robertson have not 
embraced the whole State; they have not tra- 
versed in their books all the ground. It has 



deed, far from having any trace of anguish, 
it is a fresh, virile, colorful story, teeming 
with life and alive with action. Readers of 
the Courier- Journal will need no introduc- 
tion to Mrs. McElroy. Some years ago a se- 
ries of articles by her on the knob country 
caused wide and favorable comment. With 
this, her first book, she takes her place as a 



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Kentucky novelist, and to be a genuine Ken- 
tucky novelist in these days means something 
more than a passing writer of stories. 

There is something peculiarly suggestive of 
Southern life in the title of Mrs. McElroy's 
book. "Juletty" has a twang of the old days, 
of that long-gone regime which counted 
women as its fairest adornment. "Juletty" is 
truly a. story of old Kentucky, with a great 
deal of the color and the flavor of the soil. 
The author knows her country, she knows her 
people, and when she writes it is with the 
fullest understanding. 

It is a stirring narrative, and one to be fol- 
lowed with keen interest to the close. The 
story is essentially one of action. The author 
wisely puts into her book the moonshiner, al- 
ways a picturesque character, a bold, hard, 
brave, misunderstood creature, with the heart 
of a lion, but with the warfare of the savage. 
But he gives a book strength and vigor even 
if he does not lend it grace. 

A striking incident of this book is the race 
of a pair of horseback riders with an L. & N. 
train in Warren county. Of course the horse- 
men win, but it furnished an incident of 
thrilling action and excitement. 

Much of the action is in Warren county, 
which has never before achieved the dignity 
of a place in fiction. 

There must be a word about Juletty her- 
self. She is a Kentucky girl, pure and simple, 
fragrant as a wild rose, the sort to delight man 
.(Crowell. $1.50.) Louisville Courier- Journal. 



Woman's Book of Sports. 

VOLUMES have been written on each of the 
sports briefly treated in this little book, and 
Mr. Paret is far from putting it forward as 
anything but a collection of lessons for begin- 
ners, made as simple, as direct and as ele- 
mentary as possible. He has discerned in the 
great library of sporting treatises a lack of 
guidance specially adapted for women, which 
he has attempted to supply. "Women's faults 
are not always men's faults," he observes tru- 
ly, and he has aimed to give his instruction 
from this point of view. Within the limits he 
has set for himself it would have been im- 
possible to impart more than a few of the 
necessary elementary hints for beginners on 
the variety of subjects treated. It must be 
said that while Mr. Paret has not gone deeply 
into the requirements of the sports he dis- 
cusses, he has succeeded in giving much use- 
fr.1 advice, and has written in a suggestive 
and attractive manner that makes his book of 
real value. Giving little, he has made almost 
everything he does give significant. He 
treats of golf, lawn tennis, catboat sailing, 
swimming, bicycling, basketball and physical 
exercise and development in general. He has 
also added a chapter on "men's sports from a 
woman's viewpoint," for the poor woman who 
has not the courage to confess her ignorance 
on the field or whose escort has not the pa- 
tience to explain. 

Mr. Paret is careful to inculcate moder- 
ation in all things, especially in the more ac- 




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GENERAL CHARLES KING. 



tive sports, such as lawn tennis. While this 
is one of the best forms of physical exerciss, 
"no woman ought to play tennis much until 
she is thoroughly satisfied that her heart is 
in no way affected." Nor can tournament 
play be much recommended for women, since 
a long match in hot weather is often a severe 
strain. So, too, in bicycling, is moderation a 
necessity, as are properly adjusted saddle and 
handlebars, and in every sport a loose, free 
costume, though it is only with a certain hope- 
lessness that Mr. Paret discountenances the 
use of corsets. Basketball is one of the most ' 
valuable games for young women, being al- 
most the only one of the team games played 
by men that is available for them. The ele- 
ment of team play in it is one of the most 
profitable things for young college women to 
learn, though one of the most difficult; and 
it is sad to learn that experienced teachers 
of the game have found that the spirit of 
mutual assistance, of "sticking together," is 
one of the qualities most notably lacking in 
the sex. 

The hints contained in the chapters on 
sailing will be found particularly useful to 
women. Quite a little essay is also given 
upon fairness and generosity among women. 
(Appleton. $1.50.) N. Y. Tribune. 



Norman Holt. 

A WAR story by a man who knows war as it 
is and who has a knack of rightly telling 
what he knows. This present is a tale of the 
old Army of the Cumberland. It is a tale, 
too, of Kentucky and of a home life that was 
split and shattered when civil war came upon 
the nation. Norman Holt goes for the Union. 
His father and brother Henry enlist under the 
Confederate banner. His sweetheart is a 
Cincinnati girl, and a rival suitor for her 
hand, who is also of the Ohio city, becomes 
the arch plotter of the narrative. Outranking 
Norman in the army by special favoritism, 
he is able to back jealousy with authority 
etud hring poor Holt into desperate straits. 
In the end, however, it is he who loses every- 
thing but the honor he never had. General 
King's battle passages are stirring. His love 
incidents are as gallantly told. There is a 
description of a midnight ride when Norman 
is detailed to lead a squadron of men to at- 
tack his father's property that is thrillingly 
told. There are also hospital scenes that are 
very real to those who can remember all the 
details described. Such books are very good 
for a younger generation than the one that 
lived through the Civil War. (G. W. Dil- 
Imgham. $1.25.) Baltimore Sun. 



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Copyright, 1! 



by Char! 



HENRY SAVAGE LANDOR, 
Author of " China and the Allies.'' 

The Sword and the Centuries. 

CAPTAIN HUTTON, well known to lovers of 
fencing and the blank weapon as the author 
ot "Cold Steel," "Old Sword-Play," etc., fur- 
nishes in this book a popular description of 
the various swords used in civilized Europe 
during the last five centuries, and of single 
combats which have been fought with them. 
The work is not an attempt at the history of 
duels with their changing weapons, from the 
days of chivalry to the present time, nor is it 
an essay on the development of the sword 
and its manipulation. It simply traces the 
gradual changes of the sword and its acces- 
sories, and at the same time gives examples 
of its actual use at different periods, without 
technicalities of any kind. Thus, in the Mid- 
dle Ages, the lance, the axe, and the sword 
were used for attack, the shield and armor 
for the defence. Then came the two-handed 
sword, the rapier and cloak, with the auxil- 
iary dagger; the small sword, and, in this 
century, the dagger. There are, furthermore, 
side-glances at prize-fighting and the obsolete 
British sports of cudgeling, backswording and 
single stick. 

The tales of combat are as inviting as their 
titles: "How the Lord of Ternant and the 
Spanish Esquire Galiot de Belthasin Fought 
on Foot and Horseback for Knightly 
Honour"; "How the Admirable Crichton 
Fought with a Brave at Single Rapier and 
Slew Him, and How Afterward He Was 
Slain with Unfair Advantage," etc. (Scrib- 
ner. $4.) Mail and Express. 



With Both Armies in South Africa. 

No volume of Richard Harding Davis has 
excited so much discussion and such bitter 
criticism as his description of the struggle 
for liberty now being waged in South Africa. 
In the language of the immortal Lincoln, 
"men do not like to be told the truth when it 
conflicts with their purposes" ; and there are 
a good many persons or rather a few noisy 
persons in this country engaged in question- 
able ventures themselves who will tell you 
that Mr. Davis was snubbed by the English 
authorities in South Africa, that he is an hys- 
terical sentimentalist, that he distorts facts to 
make fiction; in brief, that his representation 
of the condition of affairs in the Transvaal is 
untrue. 

Now the truth is that Mr. Davis had every- 
thing to lose and nothing to gain when he 
shifted his sympathies from Briton to Boer. 
While he had that compassion for the under 
dog which a sense of fair play in this partic- 
ular quarrel makes imperative, he had many 
more reasons for shutting his eyes to the in- 
justice of the English cause and extolling its 
plausibility. 

Mr. Davis would never have espoused the 
cause of the Afrikanders with such enthu- 
siasm had his heart not been profoundly 
stirred by the purity of their motives and the 
immense sacrifices they are willing to make 
for their principles. 

The book is written with all the charm and 
originality of expression of which Mr. Davis 
is capable, and here for the first time in his 
capacity as an author he employs the weapon 
of sarcasm with deadly effect We knew 
that he could write delightful love stories and 
travel sketches, that he had a keen sense of 
the dramatic and picturesque in everyday life, 
that he saw possibilities of the ideal hidden 
beneath the commonplace, and that his style 
was as forceful and clean as his ethics. But 
we did not suspect him of a latent talent for 
sarcasm as keen as it is true. 

Beginning his observations with Buller's 
famous column, Mr. Davis describes proceed- 
ings from the siege and relief of Ladysmith 
until after the fall of Pretoria with a fairness 
which should put his British critics to shame. 
Denouncing our own quarrel in the Philip- 
pines as wrong, Mr. Davis is equally severe 
in his condemnation of the spirit which makes 
a man like Kipling call the shooting of the 
Afrikanders "pig-sticking." More than any 
of his charming stories this passionate ap- 
peal for "the principle for which our fore- 
fathers fought" entitles the young American 
to the laurel leaf. (Scribner. $1.50.) The 
Beacon. 



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167 



W. J. Stillman's Autobiography. - 

WE have had a great deal of biographical 
and autobiographical literature during the last 
few years, but nobody has given us a more 
entertaining book than Mr. William James 
Stillman, whose "Autobiography of a Journal- 
ist" is published in two volumes. The author 
is well known to his countrymen as probably 
the highest living authority on the recent his- 
tory of Crete, of Continental Greece and of 
the Slavonic populations in the Balkan penin- 
sula, and it is doubtful whether any other 
American or Englishman has so intimate a 
knowledge of Italian politics, a knowledge 
which Mr. Stillman has had exceptional op- 
portunities for acquiring, having been for 
many years the correspondent of the London 
Times at Rome. He is a man of many ac- 
complishments and wide sympathies. He be- 
gan life as an artist, and it was only when his 
eyesight partially failed that he took to jour- 
nalism. If not himself a scientist and phil- 
osopher, he has been a close and cherished 
friend of philosophers and scientists, such as 
Emerson, Jeffries Wyman, Agassiz, Gray and 
Owen. He has been a revolutionist in his 
day, and his vocation has made him acquainted 
with many statesmen in many countries. Of 
poets and men of letters he has personally 
known almost all that have shed lustre on the 
last half century, with the exception of Tenny- 
son and Matthew Arnold. He is a man of 



keen impressions and original ideas, which 
he expresses with frankness and without pre- 
occupation as to the effect of his candor upon 
himself. For portraiture he has a striking 
gift with the pen as well as with the brush, 
and the result is that a gallery of portraits of 
more or less distinguished men and women 
may be found in his interesting pages. It is 
only by reproducing some of. these that we 
could give an inkling of the book's attractive- 
ness. (Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 2 v., $6.) 
The N. Y. Sun. 



Human Nature in the Rough. 

"DWELLERS IN THE HILLS/' by Melville 
Davisson Post, is a vivid, stirring picture of 
life in the Virginia cattle country. It has a 
virility and freshness about it that are to be 
expected of life in the hills. ' 

It is a story made up of bone and brawn, 
of courage and action. To its rugged strength 
a rich beauty has been given by touches of 
delicate fancy that tint it throughout with 
love and tender romance as the glow of sun- 
stt tints the rugged hills. 

An especial charm of the book lies in the 
close familiarity with animal life into which 
the reader is introduced. Horses are char- 
acterized as deftly and in almost as great de- 
tail as are the human figures. Horses they 
are, too, worth knowing about thorough- 




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[June, 1901 



breds that are loved and cared for as tenderly 
as are children. 

There are many scenes in which the reader 
finds indefinable charm. The plot is simple. 
The glories of the hills and the zestful life 
among them make the book. It is one that 
will be read to the end with ever-increasing 
interest and then put within convenient reach 
to be read again. (Putnam. $1.50.) 

In the House of His Friends. 

ONE of the most thrilling episodes of Amer- 
ican political and military history has waited 
forty years for the pen of the novelist ! 

In this most startling story the veil is lifted 
at last which clouded the White House and 
War Department in the dark days of '61. 

Presidents, great senators, mighty com- 
manders, splendid women have passed away, 
and this exciting event has never been fitly 
described an occurrence as tragic as the mu- 
tiny of the U. S. brig Somcrs, and an out- 
rage of far-reaching results ! 

On October 22, 1861, at Ball's Bluff, thirty- 
three miles from Washington, a splendid 
Union force was mysteriously defeated, the 
fragments driven back into Maryland, and 
fifteen hundred men were needlessly butchered 
or captured. 

The inner life of the White House, the last 





Copyright, 1901, by F. A. Stokes Co. 
MOUSME 

days of Winfield Scott, deep intrigues of sen- 
ators and army commanders, and the terrible 
mental struggle with which Lee gave up his 
United States rank all these startling scenes 
are here depicted from sources not to be 
reached by the general public. 

The daring schemes of friend and foes, the 
betrayal of a gallant soldier "in the house of 
his friends," his later persecutions, his ro- 
mantic career abroad, and all the inner se- 
crets of the causeless defeat of the first "Bull 
Run" are woven herein into a weird romance 
which for depth and pathos cannot be sur- 
passed in the annals of our land. A book to 
fix the breathless attention of every reader. 
(Home Publishing Co. $1.25.) 



The Compleat Bachelor. 

THIS delightful series of papers describing 
the social experiences of Rollo Butterfield, 
bachelor, first saw the light in Harper's Ba- 
zar. They are collected and presented the 
whole fifteen of them in a delightful, dainty- 
covered volume, a work of art, really, to 
which no bachelor can justly be entitled. 
But, then, we who are in the secret know 
that Rollo's reformed ; that he ceased to be 
a tease to his sister Caroline; that he finally 
merged from his world of epigram, of feigned 
emotion for happily married woman friends, 
of Mrs. Chatterton and Mrs. Carmichael and 
the rest merged from these into a little ro- 
mance of his own and there finished his pa- 
pers. There won't be a better summer hook 
out this season than this volume of Oliver 
Onions's witticisms and sentimentalities and 
repartee. This might as well be said at once 
and for all. (Stokes. $1.25.) Baltimore Sun. 



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The Tower of Wye. 



these two are some seventy damsels, who 



IN these days when the production of the journeyed that they might be wives to the 



historical novel is unlimited by numbers or 
quality, it is a distinct triumph to instill orig- 
inality into a book of this class and to avoid 
conventional treatment and atmosphere. Mr. 
Eabcock's book is in many ways original ; 



planters. With this very erratic freight it is 
small wonder that there are many mishaps 
and that the expedition almost comes to woe. 
The author has, however, made excellent use 
of his material and has clothed the whole ad- 




OUT OF THE CORE 

the story is not one in which the smell of 
powder and the sight of gore predominate. 
That is, these latter properties are not so 
insistent as to obscure all other details; the 
merit and delight of the book exist not in 
the study of belligerents, but in the acute 
and faithful picture of life in early colonial 
days, and of the limitations and conditions 
of the settler's existence. The story has to 
do with the fortunes of two young men, sent 
out by a London firm to the colony on Kent 
Island in Chesapeake Bay. Accompanying 



Copyright, 190 
OF THE SUNSET. 

venture in a charming, innocent humor. The 
style of the book is excellent, and there is no 
inconsiderable amount of true dramatic sit- 
uation which flames forth at unexpected mo- 
ments. The atmosphere of the time is a vital 
p.irt of the story, and this is so handled that 
it. becomes almost a reality, the author suc- 
ceeding at moments in relieving us of present 
impressions and taking us back to the time 
when Virginia Dare roamed the waters and 
forests and when nature was vast to the col- 
onist. (Coates. $1.50.) Public Opinion. 



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[June, 1901 



- The Luck of the Vails. 
LONDON life, with which Mr. Benson has 
so often dealt, is to a certain extent pictured 
in "The Luck of the Vails." But in the gen- 
eral plan of the book, in most of its incidents 
and altogether in its atmosphere he has set 
himself to the task of giving the reader sen- 
sations of a romantic and even thrilling order. 
The "Luck" is a wonderful specimen of the 
goldsmith's craft, in the possession of the 
Vails for hundreds of years. The modern 
young representative of the house rejoices in 
the "Luck" until he learns the significance at- 
tached to it by a superstitious reading of the 
legend it bears. The motive is as old as the 
hills. The reader knows at once that Lord 
Harry has troubles ahead of him. But he 
trusts the novelist to see that joy 'is not alto- 
gether missed, and yields himself to the en- 
jcyment of an exciting narrative of crime, 
mystery and other highly diverting elements 
of fiction. The tale is very well told. One 
grows a little weary of the obtuseness shown 
by the central figure, but then one remembers 
that when a mystery is afoot in a modern 
novel convention permits the hero to remain 
oblivious to matters obvious to every one 
else. There can be, indeed, no quarrel with 
Mr. Benson for simply doing over again what 
countless novelists have done before him on 
the plane of clever sensationalism. The fact 
remains that he is clever. The story is a dis- 
tinct advance on "Dodo," but retains the snap 
and brightness of that favorite novel while 
showing distinct advance in method. (Ap- 
pleton. $1.50.) AT. Y. Tribune. 



Dreyfus's Own Story. 

THAT the man who gave his name to the 
most celebrated affair of the past decade 
should know less of that affair than the news- 
boy who cried it in the streets, that he should 
spend five years of his life in absolute ignor- 
ance of all that concerned him most vitally, 
in ignorance of the demands the outraged 
justice of two continents made on his behalf, 
i:> the most impressive thing revealed in the 
book before us. The story is remarkable for 
what it discloses of the man himself; one 
must look elsewhere for expert opinion on 
the far-reaching and involved affair. He 
finds here the story of the man in the dark, 
who on his return to France in 1899 knew 
no more than on the day he was sent into 
exile. 

Alfred Dreyfus's "Five Years of My Life: 
1^94-99" is made up of his own simple, 
straightforward narrative, as convincing as it 
is unpretentious, of the letters that passed be- 
tween himself and his wife, and of the diary 
he kept for her while on Devil's Island. He 
makes no direct appeal for sympathy, but it is 
impossible to read the story of his sufferings 
unmoved. He has apparently nerved himself 
to write calmly of his crowning humiliation, 
the public degradation of January 5, 1895. 
He says: "I underwent the horrible torture 
without weakness." At the close of this day 
of torture he writes to his wife: "I have 
made the greatest sacrifice that can be made 
by an honest man." There seems to be no 
bitterness in heart for the people who reviled 
him. He adds: "In their place I could not 




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ELIZABETH EVANS, THE ORIGINAL OF DINAH MORRISS. 



have restrained my contempt for an officer 
branded a traitor to his country." 

The story of the prisoner's life on Devil's 
Island, as preserved in his diary, is a heart- 
breaking record of endless days and sleepless 
nights, of the struggle to live and to keep 
alive the desire for life. The following is a 
characteristic entry : 

Dreyfus does not attempt to report the ses- 
sions of the Rennes court martial. He simply 
sa3's: "In spite of the plainest evidence, 
against all justice and equity, I was con- 
demned. And the verdict was announced 
with extenuating circumstances." Dreyfus 
signed his demand for revision on September 
9, 1899. A pardon was offered him on condi- 
tion that he withdraw his demand for revision, 
which he eventually accepted. "The gov- 
ernment of the republic gives me back 
my liberty. It is nothing to me without 
honor. ... I want all France to know by 
final judgment that I am innocent." The 
story throws but little or no light on the com- 
plicated plot of the "affaire Dreyfus," but it 
is a splendid monument to his courage, man- 
liness and honor. (McClure, Phillips & Co.) 
Public Opinion. 



Masters of Men. 

MR. MORGAN ROBERTSON'S book is very re- 
freshing. Briefly the story is of a boy, strong,, 
generous, honest, good-natured in the main,, 
but quick to take fire, withal primitive, who 
under a misapprehension is expellled from 
school, and then goes to sea. For a consid- 
erable period afterward life is but one long 
misapprehension for Dick Halpin his na- 
ture, entirely run to strength, lacked the in- 
sight and subtlety which a lesser man, or one 
with education would have possessed, and this 
it: connection with an odd twist given to cir- 
cumstances by Providence complicated things 
badly for Dick. Finally he is "shanghaied" 
with his superior officer, whom he disliked 
utterly another mistake and the two men 
have an exciting but not altdgether pleasing 
time. However it had the effect of broaden- 
ing and sending Dick to fame and the girl he 
loved, eventually. It is a strong story, strong- 
ly written, possessing not a little of the 
breadth, openness and force of the sea, and in 
no part does jt weaken. In a word it has all 
the fine vigor and healthfulness that a tale of 
tie sea and manhood ought to have. (Double- 
day, Page & Co. $1.50.) The Day's Work. 



172 THE LITERARY NEWS. [June, 1901 

Religion in Literature and Religion in Life. m ost vivid, though succinct, picture of the 

THIS is a very thin book, only fifty-nine effect which the evolution theory had on poe- 

pages, and two of these hardly filled. Small trv and reii & ion and then of the reaction 

measure, one would think, and console him- which brou S ht forward the work of Rossetti 

self that the price is small. But do not under- and Morris and Swinburne. He ends with a 

value the little volume, for it is the best piece cry for a noble "ligion that will come 

of bookmaking among the brochures of the thro g h the Brotherhood of Man when made 

year. Despite its small size and price, it is a rell g lous b y bein g based, on the Fatherhood 

book of perfect presswork (Merrymount of God The second lecture is the comple- 

Press). It is a book of beautiful binding and ment of the first ' and shows what we must 

withal it is a book worth reading. Of it is do to round out a P erfect life in goodness, 

sa i,j : love and beauty. Both of the lectures are 

Dr. Stopford Brooke whose "Primer of certainl y among the notable and most inspir- 

Literature" has become a handbook for thou- in ^ utterances of the day. (Crowell. 60 c.) 

sands of eager students, delivered in 1899 two Ba " tm r * Sun - 
lectures in the three chief university cities of 

Scotland; they attracted wide attention and The King's Deputy, 
have been revised by the lecturer for publica- J N the great mass of roma ntic literature 
tion in book form. He first defines what he that is being turned out it is really quite re- 
means by "literature," showing that the sub- freshing to find a novel in which there is 
ject should be noble, the matter weighty with nothing glaringly improbable and in which 
thought and feeling, the manner graceful, the hero does not have hairbreadth adven- 
temperate and beautiful, and the form so har- tures at every step. This story is that of a 
moniously composed as to give the reader youn g Irish gentleman, Theobald Dillon by 
pleasure. Imagination he calls the life of lit- n?me , from Galway, coming up to Dublin to 
erature. This life, the force of which is al- take service under the viceroy. He has the 
ways young, passing like a spirit into men, misfortune to fall in love with a fair revolu- 
pleasing and kindling them, bearing witness tionist, which fact not only tends to place 
to truth and beauty, continues age after age, him under the suspicion of both parties, but 
like a living voice, inspiring and exalting, con- causes him to incur the enmity of a rascally 
soling and blessing. He believes that at the cousin of his, whose affections have been set 
head of literature stands poetry, and there- up on the same lady. He is sorely tried be- 
fore, since the subject is almost infinitely tween his duty to the Royalist party and his 
bread, he confines himself to the poetry of desire to shield his lady love, Beatrix Yelver- 
the past eighty years. By religion he means ton, from the consequences of her participa- 
that set of ideas or that one idea which a tion in the revolutionary plot. Through a 
gieat writer, speaking as the mouthpiece of Ivcky chain of circumstances he is finally en- 
thousands of men, puts forward as the high- a bled to thwart the diabolic designs of his 
est aim of life, as the expression of that cousin, who has not only attempted to dis- 
which he desires to worship in thought and grace and ruin him in the eyes of the viceroy, 
with passion, to which he desires to conform but has even tried to take his life. When the 
his own life, which he urges on others, and plot against the government is discovered and 
for the promotion of which he and all who the conspirators arrested he obtains, through 
think and feel with him bind themselves to- the good offices of the vicereine, whose friend- 
gether into one body. He shows how this ship and gratitude he has won, a pardon for 
bioad and all-embracing religion caused the lady of his choice, and is himself raised to 
Burns to revolt from the "terrible religion of the rank of baronet. As may be seen from 
Calvinism," how Wordsworth adopted the the foregoing, the material of which the story 
ideas of liberty, ^quality and fraternity, how is composed is not of any extraordinary orig- 
Byron stood for truth and honesty against inality, but its charm lies in the interesting 
lies in society, state and church, how Shelley and convincing picture of political and social 
revealed the masterhood of love, how Keats life in Ireland during the Duke of Rutland's 
showed men the beauty of idealism, how regime, and in the successful use by the au- 
Erowning and Tennyson preached the relig- thor of the quaint style of narrative, thor- 
ion of love and the eternity of love, how Ar- oughly in keeping with the age to which the 
nold and Clough and (in prose )Carlyle ex- story is supposed to belong. (McClurg. 
amplified the religion of duty. He gives a $1.25.) Commercial Advertiser. 



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A Thunder-Storm in Australia. 

ABOUT four o'clock black thunder-clouds 
massed themselves to the north and began an 
onward march in force. In an hour's time 
they had wholly overspread the sky, and then 
the battle of the elements began. From east 
to west a flash of lightning zig-zagged its way 
and a distant peal of thunder sounded a deep 
warning. Toland and Joe ran up to the cot- 
tage to escape the deluge that seemed to be 
at hand, and joined Ruth and Mabel on the 
verandah. Nearer and nearer drew the ar- 
tillery of the storm, while in the darkening 
sky black clouds rolled over one another in 
charging squadrons. Then a splash of rain 
fell, and the drops were red like blood from 
the dust overhead that had been whirled up 
five hundred miles away. In a few seconds 
it ceased and there was a dead silence. Then 
right across the north darted a swift gleam 
of flame, followed by a thunderclap that made 
the little party shrink. Flash followed upon 
flash, peal upon peal; the forked lightning 
ran here and there, slashing the black pall 
with sword-strokes of fire ; the skies resolved 
themselves into one wild turmoil ; below, the 
wind howled with increasing fury. 

"Hurrah ! here it comes !" shouted Toland, 
above the roar of the storm, as a torrent of 
rain descended. 

Ruth framed a silent prayer of thankfulness. 
Mab and Joe rushed inside to fasten the 
banging doors and windows. 

For about ten minutes the rain pelted down 
and then suddenly ceased, while at the same 
time the wind dropped. 

"Hang it !" said Toland, "I hope that's not 
all we're going to have." 




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BLACKBIRD "WETTING ITS WHISTLE" AFTER A SONG. 



"Oh, it can't be," replied Ruth. "Why, look 
at the sky!" Almost as she spoke a puff of 
wind blew off her hat. 

"The wind has changed,", he said as he 
picked it up. "We were sheltered before. If 
it goes round to the south it will be over." 

Husband and wife anxiously watched the 
progress of the storm. Every moment it 
seemed as if a deluge must fall, and at the 
same time they feared to see the clouds driven 
back from the south, the quarter from which 
rain never came. The wind for a while 
veered towards all quarters, and at last it 
seemed to make up its mind and blew steadily 
from the south. It increased in fury till it 
whistled and howled through the tree-tops 
and round the cottage. The advance of the 
rain-clouds from the north was checked, and 
then turned into a rout. At first they were 
driven^back in mass, but, when the fierceness 
of the onslaught increased, they were dis- 
persed in all directions and hurried from the 
sky in thunder-growling 
fragments. Blue sky ap- 
peared here and there and 
everywhere, and in an hour 
not a rain-cloud was to be 
seen. Then the south 
wind, having done its work, 
sank to a cool and pleas 
ant breeze. 

"By Jove! that's hard 
luck," said Toland, in bit- 
ter disappointment, as all 
hope of rain and salvation 
from loss disappeared. 
Ruth felt inclined to cry 
and took his arm affec- 



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[June, 1901 



"It may rain before long, dear; one never 
can tell." 

"This sort of thing is the sure sign of a 
big drought. It's all up with the crops now," 
replied Toland, gloomily. (Cassell & Co. 
$1.25.) From "The Wisdom of Esau." 




Last Confessions of Marie Bashkirtseff. 

As it was through my instrumentality, says 
Miss Gilder in the New York Journal, that 
Marie Bashkirtseff was introduced to the 
American public, it is not, perhaps, unnatural 
that I should be asked to write a few words 
of introduction to this volume of her "Con- 
fessions." 

There have been other women who have 
written as intimately of themselves as Marie 
Bashkirtseff, notably Sonya Kovalevsky, but 
none whose journals have been read to the 
same extent or who have made the same im- 
pression. It is not only for her frankness 
that Marie Bashkirtseff's name has become 
a household word, but for the circumstances 
that surrounded her life. In her short story 
romance and pathos were equally blended. 
The story of her precocity, her talents, her 
early death, caught the public attention and 
touched the public heart. 

The first English edition of the journal of 
this young artist was published in 1889. I 
asked Mrs. Serrano to make the translation, 
and, with some difficulty, induced Cassell & 



Co. to publish it. The head of the American 
house to whom I took the translator's manu- 
script was very doubtful of the book's suc- 
cess, but I was confident of it, and he yielded 
to my persuasion. 

When the sales ran up to a quarter of a 
million copies within a few months there was 
one prophet who was not without honor in 
her own country. The newspapers, the re- 
views, the magazines, all discussed the book 
at length. No writer considered himself too 
great a man to discuss this remarkable Rus- 
sian girl. Gladstone took pages of the Nine- 
teenth Century in which to praise the journal, 
while writers in the Century Magazine and 
the Atlantic hailed the journal as something 
unique in literature. 

In this new volume of Marie Bashkirtseff's 
"Confessions" there is no falling off in in- 
terest. The entries in this journal have all 
of her characteristics. 

Perhaps the most striking pages of this vol- 
ume are those devoted to the letters that 
passed between Marie and Guy de Maupas- 
sant. She had never seen the novelist, nor 
had he ever seen her. She only knew him by 
is books ; a knowledge, one would think, that 
scarcely invited the confidence of a young girl. 

This young girl, however, was exceptional. 
The very fact that Guy de Maupassant was 
just what he was excited her interest, an in- 
terest altogether intellectual. She wanted to 
write to him and to receive his letters, just as 
a naturalist wants to catch a new and strange 
insect in his net. She felt a scientific kind of 
interest in this new specimen. Her first let- 
ter to him was short, but it must have piqued 
his curiosity. "I only know," she wrote, 
"that you are young and that you are unmar- 
riedtwo essential points. But I warn you 
that I am charming; this sweet thought will 
encourage you to reply." Maupassant's reply 
showed that he wanted to know more of his 
fair correspondent. She will tell him nothing. 
So he tries to "force her hand" by making 
believe that he thinks her a man or a plain 
old woman. She only humors the guess and 
plays with him. 

"You may," he writes, "be a young woman 
of literary society, and hard and dry as a 
mattress." Again, "Are you worldly or sen- 
timental? or simply romantic? or again, 
merely a woman who is bored and wants dis- 
traction?" She only chaffs him in her reply. 
What Maupassant says about himself is in- 
teresting, and undoubtedly true: 

"I take everything with indifference, and I 
pass two-thirds of my tirn.e in profound bore- 
dom. I occupy the third third in writing lines 



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175 



that I sell as dear as possible, distressing my- 
self at being obliged to play this abominable 
part which has given me the honor of being 
distinguished morally by you." 

All this must have been very entertaining to 
Marie. But what is more, it gave her the ex- 
citement which she craved, and without which 
she was unhappy. Of course, she was abnor- 
mal. Neither mind nor body was in a natural 
condition. She could not have lived. You 
ieel that with her first letters. Girls such as 
she was never become old women. If she 
had not written about herself and indited 
epistles to people whom she had never seen 
she would probably have been a victim to 
morphine. Such a nature as hers was bound 
to be the slave of habit. She had the pen 
habit she had to write to relieve herself in 
her journal, to strangers, it mattered little, so 
that she could talk about herself, her appear- 
ance, her emotions, love which she never felt, 
anything so that she was in the glare of the 
limelight. 

Her death was pathetic, but her life was 
pathos itself. (Stokes. $1.50.) 

Life of the Bee. 

ONE of the most curious of books that have 
appeared in many months is "The Life of 
the Bee," by Maurice Maeterlinck, issued re- 
cently. From one point of view it is a nature 
book a conscientious and intimate study of 
bee life, showing not only diligent reading, 
but close personal observation. It is all this, 
but it is also a great deal more. Maeterlinck 
is one of those rarely gifted minds who can- 
not treat even of commonplace things without 
striking out some new flash of light from 
them; while with a subject like that of the 
bee, with all the interest of its complex so- 
cial life, the nnfathomed questions of what 
these little creatures know and think and feel, 
the delicate hair line of division between rea- 
son and instinct, Maeterlinck has a theme 
from which he has developed a sort of prose 
poem full of dreamy yet subtle philosophy of 
life and life's mysteries. The manner in 
which he makes the bee a symbol and a les- 
son is well illustrated in the following pas- 
sage : 

"The bees know not whether they will eat 
the honey they harvest, as we know not who 
it is shall reap the profit of the cerebral sub- 
stance we shall have formed, or of the intelli- 
gent fluid that issues therefrom and spreads 
over the universe, perishing when our life 
ceases or persisting after our death. As they 
go from flower to flower collecting more 
honey than themselves and their offsprings 



can need, let us go from reality to reality 
seeking food for the incomprehensible flame, 
and thus, certain of having fulfilled our or- 
ganic duty, preparing ourselves for whatever 
may befall. ... A time will come when 
all things will turn so naturally to good in a 
spirit that has given itself to the loyal desire 
of this simple human duty that the very sus- 
picion of the possible aimlessness of its ex- 
hausting effort will only render the duty 
clearer, will only add more purity, power, dis- 
interestedness and freedom to the ardor 
wherewith it still seeks." (Dodd, Mead & 
Co. $1.50.) Commercial Advertiser. 

Home Thoughts. 

THE publication of this volume was sug- 
gested by the many requests that the essays 
which (under the above title) have attracted 
so much favorable notice in the New York 
Evening Post, of whose Saturday supplement 
they have been a leading feature, should be 
reprinted in a form which might give them 
permanence. The sympathetic chord which 
they have struck has vibrated warmly because 
of the simple sincerity with which they have 
dealt with all the elemental conditions which 
make for happiness in a true home. The in- 
terdependent relations of husband and wife, 
parent and child, and the broad field of do- 
mestic government, give the chief themes. 

They seem to have met a want, and to 
have achieved a success of affection among 
those who were anxious to raise the standard 
of family life to its highest plane. They are 
eminently the product of thinking and living. 
Experience, not theory, is their basis. The 
book is a distinct cry to pause and consider 
what the threatened destruction of home-life 
may mean to the nation. (A. S. Barnes & 
Co. $1.50.) 

THE SERENADE. 
HIDE, happy damask, from the stars, 

What sleep enfolds behind your veil, 
But open to the iairy cars 

On which the dreams of midnight sail; 
And let the zephyrs rise and fall 

About her in the curtained gloom, 
And then return to tell me all 

The silken secrets of the room. 

Ah, dearest! may the elves that sway 

Where they have dozed and dreamed all 'day 

In hearts of blue forget-me-nots. 
And one perhaps shall whisper thus; 

Awake! and light the darkness, Sweet! 
While thou art reveling with us, 
He watches in the lonely street. 
(B. F. Johnson Publishing Co. $1.50.) 
From "The Poems of Henry Timrod." 



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[June, 1901 



Fraser(W. A.), Mooswa, 



* eclettic iWontfjIi IStfaUfo of Current lUttratu 
EDITED BY A. H. LEYPOLDT. 

JUNE, 1901. 

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poetry or the beloved romance ; but books 
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living and growing things of grove and 
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grounds, Zth ed. t $ 6 Scribner 

Singleton (E.), Wonders of nature, $2 Dodd, M 

Skinner (C. M.), Flowers in the pave, %i.y>.Lippincott 

8 &2 gar"- t%,ti!!!!?SS^ 

Thompson (Mrs. G. G. S.), A ^mmygy^f,^ 

Thompson (E. S.), Bird portraits, $1.50 Ginn 

Thompson (M.), My winter garden, i. 5 o Century 

Torrey(B.), Every day birds, $i Houghton, M 

Ward (H. M.), Disease in plants, net, $i.f>o.Macmillan 
Weathers (J.), A practical guide to garden plants, 

net, $7.50 Longmans, G 

Weed (C. M.), Nature biographies, net, $i 5. 

Doubleday, P. & Co 
Weguelin (H. W.), Carnations and picotees, net, 

$1.50 Mansfield 

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OUT-DOOR SPORTS AND EXERCISES. 
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Ceiling's (T. C.), Cricket, 7 sc Cassell 

Hutchinson (H.), Golf, rev. ed., 5 oc Penn Pub 



Paget (J.O.), Hunting, $3 .................. Macmillan 

Paret (J. P.), Woman's book of sports, net, f i. 

Appletan 
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ART. MUSIC. DRAMA. 

HURLL, ESTELLE MAY, ed. Titian: a collec- 
tion of fifteen pictures, with introd. and in- 
terpretation. Library ed. Houghton, Mif- 
flin & Co. por. 8, (Riverside art ser.) 
75 c. ; School ed., net, 40 c. ; pap., net, 30 c. 



BIO 



ALLEN, WALTER. Ulysses S. Grant. Hough- 
ton, Mifflin & Co. por. 16, .(Riverside bio- 
graphical ser., no. 7.) 75 c. ; School ed., net, 
50 c. 

DREYFUS, ALFRED. Five years of ' my life, 
1894-1899. McClure, Phillips & Co. 12, 
$1.50. 

The story of Captain Dreyfus of the French 
army, who was tried for treason in 1894, and 
condemned to life imprisonment on Devil's 
Island. In 1899 his case was reopened; he 
Avas brought back to France, tried again at 
Rennes, and after a second conviction, par- 
doned. 

EVANS, ROBLEY D. A sailor's log: recollec- 
tions of forty years of naval life. Apple- 
ton. il. 12, $2. 

GUERBER, HELENE ADELINE. Empresses of 
France. Dodd, Mead & Co. por. 8, $2.50. 

LIGHTON, W. R. Lewis and Clark, Meri- 
wether Lewis and William Clark. Hough- 
ton, Mifflin & Co. pors. 16, (Riverside 
biographical ser., no. 8.) 75 c. ; School ed.. 
net, 50 c. 

MACCRACKEN, H. MITCHELL. The Hall of 
Fame : being the official book authorized by 
the New York University Senate as a state- 
ment of the origin and constitution of the 
Hall of Fame and of its history up to the 
close of the year 1900. Putnam. 12, 
$175- 

The Hall of Fame, to perpetuate the names 
of great Americans, is embraced in the 
grounds of the New York University. This 
book is a complete history of it, giving also 
the names of the first twenty-nine that re- 
ceived the approval of the electors to be in- 
scribed in the Hall of Fame, with short 
biographies. 

MACLACHLAN, T. BANKS. David Livingstone. 
Scribner, [imported.] 12, (Famous Scots 
ser.) 75 c. 

MARDEN, ORISON SWETT. How they suc- 
ceeded: life stories of successful men told 
by themselves. Lothrop Pub. Co. 12, 
$1.50. 

Sketches of Marshall Field, Alex. G. Bell, 
Helen Gould, Philip D. Armour, Mary E. 
Proctor, President Schurman, J. Wanamaker 
Nordica, W. D. Howells. J. D. Rockefeller, 
Carnegie, Theodore Thomas and others. 

OLDFIELD, SUSAN H. Some records of the 
later life of Harriet, Countess Granville, 



by her granddaughter. Longmans, Green 

& Co. por. 8, $5. 

"The letters of Harriet, Countess Gran- 
ville," edited by her son, the Hon. F. Leve- 
son Gower, and published in 1894, were all 
written during her married life, the most 
brilliant part of her career. "But to me," 
says her granddaughter, "who knew her al- 
most exclusively [after her husband's death] 
it has seemed that some record of the years 
of her widowhood was required to complete 
the picture of her most beautiful and unselfish 
life, and that this would not be without in- 
terest even to those who never knew her per- 
sonally." The present volume is an endeavor 
to carry out this idea. 

RAVENAL, Mrs. HARRIOTT HORRY RUTLEDGE. 
Life and times of William Lowndes of 
South Carolina, 1782-1822. Houghton, Mif- 
flin & Co. por. 12, $1.50. 

SEDGWICK, H. D., jr. Father Hecker. Small, 
Maynard & Co. por. 24, (Beacon biogra- 
phies.) 75 c. 

SICHEL, WALTER. Bolingbroke and his times. 

Longmans, Green & Co. por. 8, $4. 

This volume embraces the whole of Boling- 
broke's public career, and the complete reign 
of Queen Anne. The author hopes in another 
volume to delineate Bolingbroke, "out of place 
but not out of power, in a new world of lead- 
ers and events." 

THAYER, JA. BRADLEY. John Marshall. Hough- 
ton, Mifflin & Co. por. 16, (Riverside bio- 
graphical ser., no. 7.) 75 c. : School ed., net, 
50 c. 

WILKINS, W. H. Love of an uncrowned 
Queen, Sophia Dorothea, consort of George 
i., and her correspondence with Philip 
Christopher, Count Konigsmarck (now 
first published from the originals). H. S. 
Stone & Co. por. 8, $2. 
The story of the romantic life of Sophia 
Dorothea, the ill-fated consort of George I., 
has always been shrouded in mystery, and she 
has been even more misrepresented than the 
"Queen of tears," Mary Stuart. Her im- 
prisonment in the lonely castle of Ahlden was 
longer and more rigorous than Mary's cap- 
tivity in England, and the assassination of 
Konigsmarck was as dramatic as the murder 
of Rizzio. Konigsmarck was supposed to 
have been the lover of Sophia Dorothea, in 
whose affections she took refuge from an 
ignorant, brutal husband. A list of authori- 
ties (3 p.) 

DESCRIPTION, GEOGRAPHY, TRAVEL, ETC. 

BIGHAM, CLIVE. A year in China, 1899-1900. 
Macmillan. 8, $3.50. 

HOWELLS, W. DEAN, CLEMENS, S. LANGHORNE, 
["Mark Twain," pseud.,] and others. The 
Niagara book. New rev. ed. Doubleday, 
Page & Co. il. 8, $1.50. 



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LAIRD & LEE'S vest-pocket time-saver: souve- 
nir guide to the Pan-American Exposition. 
Laird & Lee. il. nar. 24, leath., 25 c. ; pap., 
IS c. 

Contains besides the text pages describing 
the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo, 
blank pages for memorandum, a daily calen- 
dar, blank pages for addresses, cash account, 
etc., with lists of hotels, hospitals, railroad 
depots, public buildings, libraries, etc., of 
Buffalo. 

STADLING, JONAS. Through Siberia; ed. by 
F. H. H. Guillemaed, M.D. Button, [im- 
ported.] il. 8, $6. 

SUBALTERN'S (A) letters to his wife. Long- 
mans, Green & Co. 12, $1.25. 
Letters from South Africa. They describe 
the Boers and Boer life with special detail. 
The chapters are entitled: Children of the 
veldt ; Arcades ambo ; How Remington took 
Brandfont ; Dumb colleagues ; Army reorgani- 
zation; The eternal Kaffir; The Boer's life; 
Ours and others; A buck-hunt; Farming; 
The family party ; The towns ; Boot and sad- 
dle. 

TARR, RALPH STOCKMAN, and McMuRRY, 
FRANK M. Tarr and McMurry's geogra- 
phies. 3d bk., Europe and other continents; 
with review of North America. Macmil- 
lan. il. maps, 12, net, 75 c. 



GROOS, KARL. The play of man; tr., with the 

author's co-operation, by Eliz. L. Baldwin; 

with a preface by J. Mark Baldwin. Ap- 

pleton. 12, net, $1.50. 

Prof. Groos's aim is to present the anthro- 
pological aspects of the same subjects treated 
of in his psychological investigation of ani- 
mal play, published in 1896. Prof. _ Groos. 
who agrees with the followers of Weismann, 
develops the great importance of the child's 
play as tending to strengthen his inheritance 
in the acquisition of adaptations to his en- 
vironment. The influence of play on char- 
acter, and its relation to education, are sug- 
gestively indicated. The playful manifesta- 
tions affecting the child himself and those 
affecting his relations to others have been 
carefully classified, and the reader is led from 
the simpler exercises of the sensory apparatus 
through a variety of divisions to inner imita- 
tions and social play. The biological, aesthetic, 
ethical, and pedagogical standpoints receive 
much attention from the investigator. 

MACKEY, MARY STEWART and MARYETTE 
GOODWIN. Pronunciation of 10,000 proper 
names, giving famous geographical and bi- 
ographical names, names for books, works 
of art, characters in fiction, foreign titles, 
etc. Dodd, Mead, & Co. 16, $i. 



BURRELL, CAROLINE BENEDICT. Gala-day 
luncheons: a little book of suggestions. 
Dodd, Mead & Co. 12, net, $1.20. 
Practical suggestions prepared for the young 
housekeeper, who wishes to invite a few 
friends to luncheon, and who cannot think of 
anything in particular that she wishes to give 
her guests, or how her table shall be decor- 
ated. Beginning with Thanksgiving, menus 
and table decorations are given for special 
occasions of various kinds throughout the 
year. 

CANTON, W., ed. Children's sayings; ed., 
with a digression on small people. Dodd, 
Mead & Co. 16, $i. 

A collection of anecdotes based on chil- 
dren's sayings; they are vouched for as true. 

CHAMBERS, ALFRED B. The new century 
standard letter-writer: business, family 
, .and social correspondence, love-letters, eti- 
cpiette, synonyms, legal forms, etc. Laird 
-& Lee. col. il. 12, 75 c. ; bds., 50 c. 
' intents: l, How to properly construct a 
letter; 2, Business correspondence in all its 
branches; 3, Family missives for every oc- 
casion (57 models) ; 4, Bright, sensible, dig- 
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and courteous social notes, condolence, con- 
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models) ; 6, How to address the President, 
members of the Cabinet and other high offi- 
cials; 7, The latest forms of visiting cards, 
invitations, and when to use them; 8, Stan- 
dard rules of etiquette; 9, Legal forms in 
frequent request ; 10, Leading synonyms, rules 
of punctuation, use of capitals, etc.; 11, Pos- 
tal regulations at home and abroad. 



ALDEN, Mrs. ISABELLA MACDONALD, ["Pansy," 
pseud.] Pauline. Lothrop Pub. Co. 12, 
$1.50. 

The story is woven around a series of com- 
plications which, arising in misinformation or 
rather in insufficient information, lead to the 
flight of a high-spirited young wife from her 
husband, and to all the distress and difficul- 
ties of baffled search, struggle with experi- 
ence, and the sad regrets and self-accusations 
of sundered lives. 

ANTHONY, GERALDINE. A victim of circum- 
stances: a novel. Harper. 12, (Harper's 
Am. novel ser., no. 4.) $1.50. 
A novel of New York society. 

BABCOCK, W. H. The Tower of Wye: a ro- 
mance; il. by G. Gibbs. H. T. Coates & 
Co. 12, $1.50. 

A story of early Maryland Colonial life. 
Richard Smith and Ratcliffe Warren are sent 
out from London by the firm of Cloberry & 
Company to Secretary Claiborne's new colony 
on Kent Island, in Chesapeake Bay, meeting 
with many adventures. 

BAKER, Mrs. L. A., ["Alien," pseud.] An- 
other woman's territory. T. Y. Crowell & 
Co. 12, $1.50. 

Whether it is any worse to take the goods 
of others, than to take the ideas of another, 
is the subject of this novel. A man of talent 
but not of genius is given a manuscript to 
read, by another man, whom the conviction 
of crime has made dead to the world. The 
first man publishes the book as his own; it 
brings him fame and money. Two women 
are concerned in the story, which is chiefly a 
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BOARDMAN, W. H. The lovers of the woods. 

McClure, Phillips & Co. il. 12, $1.50. 

Sketches of life in the Adirondacks; filled 
with glimpses of nature and the common 
sense talk of the philosophic guides. 
BOOTHBY, Guv. The mystery of the clasped 

hands: a novel. Appleton. 12, (Apple- 
ton's town and country lib., no. 298.) $i ; 

pap., 50 c. 

Two artists are the leading characters a 
beautiful Italian girl, who earns her living 
as a model, one of the heroines. A brutal 
murder, and the tracing it home to the mur- 
derer, the chief incident. A clever detective 
follows the slight clue of a half fumed cigar- 
ette from London through the continent and 
back to England, saving the life of an inno- 
cent man. 
BURNHAM, CLARA LOUISE. Miss Pritchard's 

wedding trip: a novel. Houghton, Mif- 

flin & Co. 12, $1.50. 

The heroine is a New England spinster 
disappointed in an early love and requited in 
an original fashion. The man she loves dies 
and intrusts to her his daughter, who so much 
resembles her father that the European trip 
on which Miss Pritchard accompanies the girl 
assumes for her the semblance of the wed- 
ding journey she had long since planned to 
take with the girl's father. It is a pleasant 
fancy happily carried out. 
COLTON, ARTHUR. The delectable mountains. 

Scribner. 12, bds., $1.50. 

A series of tales of the Connecticut hills. 
Contents: The place of abandoned gods; The 
leather hermit; Black pond clearing; Joppa; 
The elder's seat; The romance of the insti- 
tute ; Nausicaa ; Sanderson of Black Mead- 
ows ; Two roads that meet in Salem ; A visi- 
ble judgment; The emigrant east; Tobin's 
monument. 
COTES, Mrs. SARA JEANNETTE DUNCAN. The 

crow's-nest. Dodd, Mead & Co. 12, $1.25. 

A story of a summer spent in India. The 
locality is a mountain top of the Himalayas, 
known as Simla, the summer headquarters of 
the government of India. 

CROLY, G. Tarry thou till I come; or, Sala- 
thiel, the wandering Jew ; introductory let- 
ter by Lew Wallace ; il. by T. de Thulstrup. 
Thulstrup il. ed. Funk & Wagnalls Co. 
12, net, $1.40. 

This story was first published in 1827, and 
was issued at different times under different 
titles, as "Salathiel, a story of the past, the 
present, and the future" and "Salathiel, the 
immortal, or, the wandering Jew." The novel 
covers the time from the crucifixion to the 
triumph of Titus over Jerusalem with his 
Roman army, thirty-seven years later. 

CROWLEY, MARY CATHERINE. A daughter of 
new France ; with some account of the gal- 
lant Sieur Cadillac and his colony on the 
Detroit; il. by Clyde O. De Land. Little, 
Brown & Co. 12, $i.eo. 
A portion of the novel has Quebec In the 
time of Count Frontenac for its scene, but 
the greater part of it deals with the early days 
of the French settlement of Detroit. The so- 
ciety of the city of Champlain at the end of 



the seventeenth and the beginning of the 
eighteenth centuries is sketched, while the 
brilliant Gascon chevalier who laid the found- 
ations of our American city of Detroit, with 
his company of sturdy voyageurs, coureurs 
de bois, sons of proud seigneurs, and the 
women who loved them and shared their for- 
tunes, is graphically pictured. 

DODD, Mrs. ANNA BOWMAN. The American 

husband in Paris. Little, Brown & Co. il. 

12, $i. 

An amusing story in dialogue by the author 
of "Three Normandy inns." The subject is 
the first visit to Paris of a New York business 
man. 
EGGLESTON, G. CARY. Camp Venture : a story 

of the Virginia mountains; il. by W. A. 

McCullough. Lothrop Pub. Co. 12, $1.50. 

A party of boys, wood-chopping in the 
"high mountains" of southwestern Virginia, 
have exciting experiences with moonshiners, 
natives, revenue officers, and others. 

FOWLER, ELLEN THORNEYCROFT. Sirius : a vol- 
ume of fiction. Uniform ed. Appleton. 
12, $1.50. 

Twenty-one stories of English life entitled: 
Sirius ; The shepherd guide ; Diavola ; An ar- 
tistic Nemesis ; The history of Delia ; A min- 
iature Moloch; The ring of Elyn; Madame; 
Miss Latimer's lover ; The witch's spell ; The 
story of Marina; Her heart's desire; Poor 
Lady Leigh ; Lady Marion's curse ; Frank 
Wekeney's bill, etc. 

GIBBS, G. In search of mademoiselle. H. T. 

Coates & Co. il. 12, $1.50. 

A novel founded on the struggle between 
the French and Spanish for possession of 
Florida; Laudonniere, Ribault, and Menendez 
figure with other real characters in a story 
which tells also of an Englishman's love for 
Diane de la Notte, a Huguenot of noble fam- 
ily who was an exile. 

GOODWIN, Mrs. MAUD WILDER. Sir Christo- 
pher: a romance of Maryland Manor in 
1644; il. by Howard Pyle and other artists. 
Little, Brown & Co. 12, $1.50. 
The events occur in Maryland and Virginia. 
Several of the characters of "The head of a 
hundred" reappear in the story. There is a 
strong historical background giving a faithful 
and vivid picture of the Colonial days at a 
period when Catholics and Puritans were bit- 
ter foes in the New World as well as in the 
Old. 

GUNTER, ARCHIBALD CLAVERING. Mr. Barnes 
of New York. Home Publishing Co. 12, 
pap., 25 c. 

HAINS, THORNTON JENKINS. The cruise of 
the Petrel: a story of 1812. McClure, Phil- 
lips & Co. 12, $1.25. 
The Petrel was a privateer of 1812; the 

story relates to the experience of a lad who 

shipped on her and sailed around Cape Horn 

and in the southern Pacific. 

HARTE, FRANCIS BRET. Under the redwoods. 

Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 12, $1.25. 

A collection of the author's most recent 
short stories. Contents: Jimmy's big brother 
from California; The youngest Miss Piper; 
A widow of the Santa Ana Valley ; The mer- 



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maid of Lighthouse Point ; Under the eaves ; 
How Reuben Allen "saw life" in San Fran- 
cisco ; Three vagabonds of Trinidad ; A vision 
of the fountain; A romance of the line; Bo- 
hemian days in San Francisco. 
HINKSON, Mrs. KATHARINE TYNAN, [Mrs. H. 
A. Hinkson.] Three fair maids; or, the 
Burkes of Derrympre; il. by G. D. Ham- 
mond. Scribner, [imoorted.] 8, $1.50. 
HYNE, C. J. CUTCLIFFE WRIGHT. Prince Ru- 
pert the buccaneer; his adventures set to 
paper by Mary Laughan, a maid who, 
through affection, followed him to the West 
Indies and the Spanish Main, acting as his 
secretary, he deeming her a male, though 
timid; which account is now put into more 
modern English. F. A. Stokes Co. il. 12, 
$1.50. 

JONES, DORA M. A soldier of the King: be- 
ing some passages in the life of Mr. John 
Gifford. Cassell. 12, $1.25. 
The sub-title reads "Sometime major in the 
service of His Majesty King Charles i., and 
afterwards minister of a congregation of 
Christ's people at Bedford," John Gifford, the 
subject of this novel, is portrayed in the "Pil- 
grim's Progress" as "Evangelist." This is 
the first time he appears as the hero of a 
novel. He was a wild cavalier before he be- 
came a preacher, the adventures of his earlier, 
unregenerate days forming the subject of "A 
soldier of the king." The scene is laid chiefly 
in Maidstone, in the seventeenth century. 

KEATS, GWENDOLINE, ["Zack," pseud.] The 
white cottage. Scribner. 12, $1.50. 
By the author of "On trial." The charac- 
ters of this realistic story of love are the peo- 
ple of a rugged seashore country. 

KINROSS, ALBERT. Philbrick Howell : a novel. 

F. A. Stokes Co. 12, $1.50. 

A novel of English society life; the hero is 
an author and is strongly influenced by two 
women he loves. By the author of "An opera 
and Lady Grasmere." 
LE QUEUX, W. Her majesty's minister. 

Dodd, Mead & Co. 12, $1.50. 

The novel opens in the Embassy of the 
British Legation at Paris, where the dastardly 
betrayal of a state secret, supposedly known 
only to the British Ambassador and one of 
his secretaries, has placed the English diplo- 
matists in a most unenviable position. Lord 
Barmouth declares the trickery to be the 
work of a certain woman, and the complica- 
tions which thereupon ensue are full of in- 
terest. 
MCELROY, LUCY CLEAVER. Juletty : a story of 

old Kentucky. T. Y. Crowell & Co. il. 

12, $1.50. 

Has its scene in what is called the "Penny- 
rile" district of Kentucky. It is a magical 
region, full of caves and ponds, and the peo- 
ple are genuine sons of the soil. "Juletty" is 
a beautiful girl who has managed to achieve 
an education considerably above those of her 
own class. 
MARNAN, BASIL. A daughter of the veldt. H. 

Holt & Co. 12, $1.50. 

The story opens in Cape Colony, South 
Africa, in 1874. In this yeir, made noted by 



a Basuto massacre, occurs the incident which 
influences the whole narrative. Twenty years 
are passed over after this, the story being 
taken up in 1894. The aim is to illustrate 
Boer social life. This is done through an ex- 
tremely ignorant family sunk in the very 
depths of immorality. One young girl, 
brought into the family by accident, is the 
one redeeming feature of their story. 
MULHOLLAND, ROSA, [Lady Gilbert.] Cyn- 
thia's bonnet shop. Scribner, [imported.] 
8, $1.50. 

OUTHWAITE, R. L., and CHOMLEY, C. H. The 
wisdom of Esau. Cassell. 12, $1.25. 
The hero is John Toland, a resolute but 
honorable man, who goes to settle in the re- 
mote parts of Victoria, and comes into sharp 
conflict with corrupt officials evading the land 
law. Besides these are love episodes, a ter- 
rible bush fire and vivid descriptions of Aus- 
tralian life and scenery. 

OXENHAM, J. Our Lady of deliverance. H. 
Holt & Co. 12, $1.50. 
The novel, which is dedicated to Captain 
Alfred Dreyfus, tells a story similar to his. 
The hero is a French officer, who has been 
tried for treason. His deliverer is his beau- 
tiful sister, who is aided by a rich Scotchman 
who falls in love with her portrait at the 
Salon and then seeks her acquaintance. 
PETERSON, MAUD HOWARD. The potter and 
the clay: a romance of to-day; il. by Char- 
lotte Harding. Lothrop Pub. Co. il. 12, 



A young American girl from a frontier fort 
finds herself in England with the two British 
lads whom she had known in childhood, now 
grown to manhood, as officers in the British 
army and suitors for her hand. The con- 
trasting natures of these two men, the char- 
acteristics and motives of the girl, are re- 
markably drawn; and the way in which love 
acts and reacts makes the story, indeed, as it 
has been called, a romance of conscience. 

PHF.LPS, ELIZ. STUART, [now Mrs. Herbert D. 

Ward.] The successors of Mary the first. 

Houghton, Mifflin & Co. il. 12, $1.50. 

An amusing satire on the servant problem. 
The experience of a family with a number 
of servants of various nationalities, degrees 
of illiteracy, and shades of incompetence. The 
resulting perplexities and tribulations of the 
mistress, her wrestlings with the intelligence 
offices (which she found to be densely unin- 
telligent) and the various societies for im- 
proving servants and protecting mistresses, 
call out some of the author's most delicious 
satire and cleverest irony. 
PHILLPOTTS, EDEN. The good red earth. 

Doubleday, Page & Co. 12, $1.50. 

The scene of this novel is the west of Eng- 
land. "Sibella," in whom the love interest 
of the tale centres, is a charmingly 'natural 
figure, but the main-spring of the book is 
"Alpheus Newt," the unctuous ex-pedlar, lay- 
preacher, and hypocrite, with his Pecksniffian 
virtue and his irresistible flow of words. 
PROWSE, R. ORTON. Voysey. Macmillan. 

12, $1.50. 

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physician who died leaving Voysey and his 
sister, a student at Cambridge, very well pro- 
vided for. Rich, educated, clever, humorous, 
and experienced. Voysey yields to the spell 
of a most commonplace married woman. The 
story is a very serious psychological study of 
two essentially different natures most unac- 
countably attracted. At the close, the woman 
is free but the question remains unsolved. 

ROBERTSON, MORGAN. Masters of men: a ro- 
mance of the new navy. Doubleday, Page 
& Co. 12, $1.50. 

The story of Richard Halpin, able seaman, 
his superior officer, Lieutenant Breen, and the 
tangled skein of their love affairs. The storv 
offers a true picture of an American seaman's 
life to-day. 

STANNARD, Mrs. HENRIETTA ELIZA VAUGHAN, 
["John Strange Winter," pseud.] The ca- 
reer of a beauty : a novel. Lippincott. 12, 
$1.25. 
A love story, with an English setting. 

SWEVEN, GODFREY. Riallaro, the archipelago 
of exiles. Putnam. 12, $1.50. 

VENABLE, W. H. A dream of empire; or, 
the House of Blennerhassett. Dodd, Mead 
& Co. 12, $1.50. 

The story opens in the island home of the 
Blennerhassetts in the spring of 1805. The 
scene then shifts to Pittsburg, and the reader 
follows Aaron Burr on his trip down the 
Ohio River, in the course of which he seeks 
out Herman Blennerhassett, and by appealing 
to his self-love and ambition enlists him in 
his political enterprise of founding an empire 
in the southwest, which was to include Mexico 
and part of the United States. The sad re- 
sults of this scheme to all involved in it, 
with a love-story, complete the story. 

WHITE, STEWART E. The claim jumpers: a 
romance. Appleton. 12, (Appleton's 
town and country lib., no. 297.) $i ; pap., 
50 c. 

WIGGIN, Mrs. KATE DOUGLAS, [now Mrs. G. 
Christopher Riggs.] Penelope's Irish ex- 
periences. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 16, 
$1.25. 

The experiences in Ireland of Penelope, 
Francesca, and Salemina the same fun-lov- 
ing trio of unconventional travellers who 
made such amusing excursions through Eng- 
land and Scotland. The three friends visit 
picturesque localities and out-of-the-way 
places, every turn of the road making its 
contribution to their joyous progress. 
WYATT, EDITH. Every one his own way. 
McClure, Phillips & Co. 12, $1.50. 
Short stories of plain people entitled : Two 
citizens ; Limitations ; A failure ; Still waters ; 
The chatter-box ; The fox and the stork ; Jack 
Sprat ; A matter of taste ; A compulsory hero ; 
The parent's assistant; The joy of life; Beau- 
ty and the beast; Trade winds; The peacock's 
tail ; A question of service ; Many men of 
many minds; Queen for a day; A paradox, 
etc. 

HISTORY. 

HALSEY, FRANCIS WHITING. The Old New 
York frontier : its wars with Indians and 



Tories, its missionary schools, pioneers, 
and land titles, 1614-1800. Scribner. il. 
maps, pors. 8, net, $2.50. 
This history is divided into eight parts : I, 
Indians and fur traders ; 2, Missionaries and 
the French war, 1650-1769; 3, Land titles and 
pioneers, 1679-1774; 4, The border wars be- 
gun, 1776-1777; 5, Overthrow of the frontier, 
1777-1778; 6, The Sullivan expedition, 1779; 
7, Last years of the war, 1780-1783; 8, The 
restoration of the frontier, 1782-1800. Bib- 
liography (10 p.). 

HUME, MARTIN ANDREW SHARP. The Span- 
ish people: their origin, growth, and influ- 
ence; with index and bibliography. Ap- 
pleton. 12, (Great peoples sen, no. i; ed. 
by Yorke Powell.) $1.50. 
The aim of this new series is to give in a 
succession of volumes a view of the process 
by which the leading peoples of the world 
have become great and earned their title to 
greatness ; to describe the share each has con- 
tributed to the common stock of what, for a 
better term, we call civilization. In tracing 
the evolution of a highly composite people 
from its various racial units, the author points 
out that Spain was the battle ground upon 
which was decided the form into which mod- 
ern civilization should be moulded whether 
Aryan or Semite, Christian or Moslem. The 
country became the preserver and transmitter 
of many survivals of vanished ancient sys- 
tems, and the culture of Spain was, in a sense, 
an epitome of various rival systems which in 
historic times have divided the world. 
PASTON, G. Little memoirs of the eighteenth 
century. Dutton, [imported.] il. 8, $4. 

ETC. 

DENNIS, J. Realms of gold : a student's book 
of English literature. M. F. Mansfield & 
Co. 16, $1.25. 

The author says that his definite purpose 
has been "to create in youthful readers a love 
of good literature; with this aim in view he 
discusses in a series of talks : The use of a 
library; Our poetical literature (1340-1400) ; 
Literary characteristics of the eighteenth cen- 
tury; The uses of poetry; Sir Walter Scott 
and his claim on youthful readers; Alfred 
Tennyson as a poet ; The novelist as a genius, 
and many other questions of literary interest. 
FLETCHER, W. I., and BOWKER, R. ROGERS. 
The annual literary index, 1900; including 
periodicals, American and English; essays, 
book chapters, etc. ; with author-index, bib- 
liographies, necrology, and index to dates 
of principal events; ed., with the co-opera- 
tion of members of the American Library 
Association, and of The Library Journal 
staff. Office of The Publishers' Weekly. 
4, net, $3.50. 

PHELPS, E. J. Orations and essays of Ed- 
ward John Phelps, diplomat and states- 
man; ed. by J. G. McCullough, with a me- 
moir by J. W. Stewart. Harper, por. 8, 
net, $3.50. 

The subjects of the orations and addresses 
are : The Bennington Centennial ; Chief Jus- 
tice Marshall; United States Supreme Court 
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a profession; The relation of law to justice; 
Law of the land ; International relations ; 
Farewell to England; Samuel Prentiss; Isaac 
F. Redfield; The Monroe doctrine; Equitable 
estoppel. The essays relate to: The Consti- 
tution of the United States; The choice of 
presidential electors; Bryce's American com- 
monwealth ; The Behring Sea controversy ; 
The age of words. Mr. Phelps was United 
States Minister to Great Britain. 



MENTAL AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY. 

SMITH, G. H. Logic; or, the analytic of ex- 
plicit reasoning. Putnam. 12, net, $1.25. 

TAYLOR, ALFRED E. The problem of conduct : 
a study in the phenomenology of ethics. 
Macmillan. 8, net, $3.25. 

NATURE AND SCIENCE. 

ALLEN, GRANT. In nature's workshop; il. by 
F. Enock. M. F. Mansfield & Co. 12, 
net, $1.50. 

Essays upon animated nature under the 
titles : Sextons and scavengers ; False pre- 
tenses ; Plants that go to sleep ; Masquerades 
and disguises ; Some strange nurseries ; Ani- 
mal and vegetable hedgehogs; The day of 
the canker-worm; Armour-plated animals. 

ARNOLD, AUGUSTA FOOTE. The sea-beach at 
ebb-tide: a guide to the study of the sea- 
weeds and the lower animal life found be- 
tween tide-marks. Century Co. 8, net, 
$2.40. 

A guide for the amateur collector and stu- 
dent of the organisms, both animal and veg- 
etable, which are found upon North American 
beaches. Many invertebrates and some of the 
more notable varieties of seaweeds are de- 
scribed, and each individual is given its prop- 
er place in the latest classification. The book 
is not technical and yet is scientific enough 
to furnish a good foundation for wider tech- 
nical knowledge. The author gives careful 
directions with regard to collecting telling 
what to look for and where to find it, what 
methods and tools to use in securing speci- 
mens, and how to preserve them. 

CHAPMAN, FRANK MICHLER. Bird-life: a 
guide to the study of our common birds. 
Popular ed. in colors. Appleton. col. il. 
8, net, $2. 

COMSTOCK, G. GARY. A text-book of astron- 
omy. Appleton. il. 12, (Twentieth cen- 
tury text-books; ed. by A. F. Nightingale.) 
$1-30. 

". . . Not a compendium of astronomy or 
an outline course of popular reading in that 
science. It has been prepared as a text-book, 
and the author has purposely omitted from it 
much matter interesting as well as important 
to a complete view of the science, and has 
endeavored to concentrate attention upon 
those parts of the subject that possess special 
educational value." Preface. Bibliography of 
popular literature upon astronomy (i p.). 

MAYO, MARG. Our fate and the zodiac: an 
astrological autograph book. Brentano's. 
12, $1.25. 

The writer has collected an astonishing 
amount of detail regarding the characteristics, 
tastes, and tendencies of those born under the 



different signs, together with many interest- 
ing comparisons and citations of famous 
names whose destinies were so controlled. 
Blank spaces at the end of each division on 
which autographs may be collected. 
MAETERLINCK, MAURICE. The life of the bee ; 
tr. by Alfred Sutro. Dodd, Mead & Co. 
12, net, $1.40. 

Deals with the life of the bee, treated in 
Maeterlinck's own peculiar vein. The book 
is by no means technical ; passages of the 
highest lyrical beauty abound, . while reflec- 
tions, analogies and poetical digressions are 
not wanting. 

TORREY, BRADFORD. Every day birds ; element- 
ary studies ; 12 il. in color after Audubpn 
and 2 from photographs. Houghton, Mif- 
flin & Co. 12, $i. 

Brief biographies of familiar birds shrieks 
and humming-birds, chicadees and tanagers, 
flickers and bitterns, and jays, etc. 

TREES I have seen. Dodd, Mead & Co. 16, 
50 c. 

POETRY AND DRAMA. 

MEREDITH, G. A reading of life, with other 

poems. Scribner. 12, $1.50. 

With a number of short poems are frag- 
ments of the Iliad in English hexameter 
verse. 
MOODY. W. VAUGHN. Poems. Houghton, 

Mifflin & Co. 12, $1.25. 

Several poems of this collection, including 
"An ode in time of hesitation." "The brute," 
and "On a soldier fallen in the Philippines," 
have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly; 
"Gloucester moors" and "Faded pictures" in 
Scribner' s Magazine; and "The ride back" 
under a different title in the Chap-Book. 

POLITICAL AND SOCIAL. 

BIGELOW, POULTNEY. The children of the na- 
tions : a study of colonization and its prob- 
lems. McChire, Phillips & Co. 8, net, $2. 
"This brief work is an attempt to explain 
the influence which the mother country ex- 
erts upon colonies, and which colonies in turn 
exert upon the mother country for good or 
evil. It is largely the result of personal ob- 
servation in parts of the world controlled by 
the great colonizing powers." Preface. 
HOBSON, J. A. The social problem: life and 
work. Ja. Pott & Co. 8, net, $2. 
"Designed to be an informal introduction 
to the science and art of social progress. The 
book does not profess to furnish any sufficient 
outline of sociology or politics, but seeks to 
ask and answer certain preliminary questions 
which confront thinking men and women 
who are interested in work of social reform, 
and wish to reach satisfactory intelligible 
principles for their guidance in such work." 
HOLT, H. Talks on civics. Macmillan. 12, 

net, $1.25. 

ROBINSON, C. MULFORD. Improvement of 
towns and cities: or, the practical basis of 
civic aesthetics. Putnam. 12", net $1.25. 
Not only discusses the subjects of improve- 
ment of towns and cities, but reviews the 
whole broad field of modern effort, picks out 
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future effort by showing the progress attain- 
able because somewhere attained. 
SCHWINN, E., and STEVENSON, W. W. Civil 
government; describing the various forms 
of government, local, state and national, 
and discussing the government of the 
United States from an historical stand- 
point. Lippincott. maps, 12, net, $i. 



freshest News. 



LEE'S American automobile annual for 1901 : 
a handbook for all interested in horseless 
vehicles; ed. by Alfred B. Chambers. New 
rev. enl. ed. 2d year. Laird & Lee. il. 
16, leath., $i. 

History of the automobile; of the internal 
combustion system; steam power vehicles; 
electric storage battery and other forms of 
motive power ; compressed air ; liquid air. 
TRAVIS, WALTER J. Practical golf; il. from 
photographs. Harper, por. 8, net, $2. 
Mr. Travis is not only a player, but a stu- 
dent of golf. He has worked out its prin- 
ciples for himself, and has set them down in 
order for the benefit of others. One by one 
the various strokes are taken up and analyzed, 
the text being supplemented by a series of in- 
stantaneous photographs. 
WELLS, H. PARKHURST. Fly-rods and fly- 
tackle: suggestions as to their manufacture 
and use. Rev. enl. ed. Harper, il. 12", 
net, $1.75. 



BOARDMAN, G. DANA, D.D. The church 

(ecclesia). Scribner. 8, $1.50. 

A complemental volume to the author's 
"The kingdom." A collection of essays on , 
the church as a primitive society, as a modern 
problem and as a divine ideal. Appendix con- 
tains list of New Testament scriptures in 
which the word "ecclesia" .(as a religious 
term) occurs; and index of topics, index of 
scriptures cited and index of authors quoted. 



Books for tl)c Doting. 

ALDEN, Mrs. ISABELLA MACDONALD, ["Pansy," 
pseud.] Mag and Margaret: a story for 
girls; il. by C. Chase Emerson. Lothrop 
Pub. Co. 12, $1.50. 

Mag Jessup is the small ''hired girl" in Mrs. 
Perkins' boarding-house; Margaret Lancaster 
is a young lady of the same age as Mag, but 
living as the petted child of a wealthy family. 
Circumstances bring the two together and 
they go through varying experiences, finding 
even their condition and surroundings 
changed. 

BROOKS, ELBRIDGE STREETER. Under the allied 
flags : a boy's adventures in the internation- 
al war against the Boxers and China; il. by 
W. F. Stecher. Lothrop Pub. Co. 12, 
$1.25. 

Ned Pevear, with whom readers of "With 
Lawton and Roberts" are familiar, is the hero 
of this latest volume of the Young defender 
series. It is a story of modern adventure in 
China at the time of the Boxers' uprising; 
the hero precedes or follows the allied flags 
of the international forces as they fight their 
way from Taku and Tien-Tsin to Pekin. 



THE BOWEN-MERRILL COMPANY have added 
another to their many successes in publishing 
in Harold MacGrath's "The Puppet Crown,' 
the book "that takes all one's adjectives to 
tell about." 

THE MUTUAL BOOK COMPANY, Boston, have 
a very amusing book in Eugene Field s 
"Tribune Primer," just the thing to read 
aloud on a hotel piazza. It is full of knowl- 
edge of human nature and observation of its 
foibles, all expressed in childish language ami 
a tone of seriousness that is fascinating. 

MACMILLAN Co. are fortunate in the recep- 
tion accorded to Winston Churchill's new 
novel, "The Crisis," just published. ( Influ- 
enced by the great popularity of "Richard; 
Carvel," of which 375,000 copies were sold,, 
the first edition of "The Crisis" was made 
100,000 copies, and it is stated that advance 
orders will consume the entire stock. 

HENRY T. COATES & Co. have a very suc- 
cessful book in "The Tower of Wye," a ro- 
mance by William Henry Babcock. a joyous 
story full of youth and fire ; and an even 
more artistic success in "In Search of Mad- 
emoiselle," by George Gibbs, the artist who 
has here written the story he illustrates. It 
is another historical story of Colonial days. 

HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & Co. have printed the 
I5th thousand of Mrs. Wiggin's "Penelope's 
Irish Experiences." Bradford Torrey's 
"Everyday Birds" and Mrs. Olive Thorne 
Miller's "Second Book of Birds: Bird Fam- 
ilies," are also pronounced successes. A 
tasteful summer book is Candace Wheeler's 
"Content in a Garden ;" and full of suggestive 
thought for all seasons is Raymond Calkins' 
"Substitutes for the Saloon." 

FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY have just 
ready "The Last Confessions of Marie Bash- 
kirtseff," including her correspondence with 
Guy de Maupassant and a foreword by Miss 
Gilder; "Mousme," a story of the west and 
the east, by Give Holland, author of "My 
Japanese Wife," to which delightful romance 
this is the sequel; "Our Ferns in Their 
Haunts," by Willard Nelson Clute; and 
"Southern Wildflowers and Trees," by Alice 
Lounsberry, illustrated by Mrs. Ellis Rowan. 

G. W. DILLINGI-IAM COMPANY announce for 
immediate publication "New England Folks," 
a novel by Eugene W. Presbrey, which is dra- 
matized and will be played next season at the 
Fourteenth Street Theatre; "The Toltec 
Savioi," a historical romance of ancient Mexi- 
co, by Mrs. John Ellsworth Graham; "Under 
a Lucky Star," a new book on astrology, by 
Charlotte Abell Walker; "Joy Bells," poems, 
by Wm. Trevelyan Browne ; a third edition of 
"John Winslow," and the twenty-fifth thou- 
sand of "John Henry." 

D. APPLETON & Co. have just ready a new 
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the Vails," said to be a new departure for 
this clever writer, in its absorbing plot and 
well-managed "mystery;" "The Curious- 
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tertaining romance of the days of Beau Brum- 
mel, by Louis Evans Shipman ; and a remark- 
able historical study of the struggle for Cath- 
olic supremacy in the last years of Queen 
Elizabeth, by Martin A. S. Hume, who has 
given to this work the striking title "Treason 
and Plot." 

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS have published an 
epoch-making book in Henry Savage Lan- 
dor's "China and the Allies." The work is in 
two octavo volumes, with a total of 136 chap- 
ters and 8/b pages. There are nearly 300 
illustrations, selected to assist, rather than 
merely to adorn, the text. Five of these are 
Chinese prints, reproduced in the full color- 
ing of the originals, which show, among other 
things, a variety of tortures which the Boxers 
were preparing for captured foreigners. The 
cover design, drawn by Mr. Landor, is strik- 
ing and appropriate. The author studied the 
whole Chinese difficulty on the spot with dili- 
gence, discrimination and impartiality, and he 
gives a comprehensive view of one of the 
most complex political situations of modern 
times. 

HARPER & BROTHERS have just published 
"Days Like These," by Edward W. Town- 
send, in which the creator of "Chimmie Fad- 
den" tells a dramatic story of modern New 
York life, centering upon the inheritance of a 
fortune by a poor young girl and her launch- 
ing into society. This is the fifth volume in 
their American Novel Series. With it appear 
"The House of De Mailly," a love story of 
France in the days of Louis Quinze, by Mar- 



garet Horton Potter ; and "A Patient Pair of 
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Howells, being the first issue in a charming 
new series, the Portrait Collection of Short 
Stories, daintily bound and containing a col- 
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have also just ready Sir Martin Conway's 
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CASSELL & Co., Ltd., announce that the sec- 
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the very best of the fiction having an Aus- 
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The author has successfully caught the spirit 
of the times, and especially of the current re- 
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No. 7. 




From Landor's "China and the Allies." Copyright, 1901, by Charles Scribner's Sons. 

JAPANESE ARTILLERY SHELLING THE EAST GATE OF PEKIN (ONE GUN BEING FIRED). 



China and 

THE grandson of Walter Savage Landor 
has already shown the ability of the stock 
from which he springs. As the most inde- 
fatigable of travellers, he has paid with his 
own person the penalties of his adventurous 
spirit. If he did not reach Lhasa it is not 
because he was afraid to face the danger. 
Maimed, tortured and crippled, it was almo.it 
by a miracle that he was not killed. In "China 
and the Allies" Mr. Landor presents a thor- 
ough review of the recent military operations 
in China, and gives an account of the events 
preceding them. Present at the capture of 
Tien-Tsin, Mr. Landor was the first Euro- 
pean not bearing arms who entered the For- 
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He shows the true nature uf the Boxer move- 
ment, and gives precise translations of the 
Boxer circulars and posters. The movements 
of the allies are carefully followed, and their 
acts are criticised. Looting is discussed, and 
the love of greed is descanted. Sometimes 
Mr. Landor does not mince his words, and 



the Allies. 

when he thinks that there is fault to be found 
he does not hesitate to write about it. The 
victim of the rage of Buddhism, Mr. Landor 
tells how the priests fan the people into fury. 
The much-vexed question of missionary in- 
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reproduced from the originals, showing th'i 
various forms of torture devised by the 
Chinese for the punishment of foreigners. 
(Scribner. 2 v., $7.50.) Saturday Timts 
Review. 



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[July, 1901 



A Subaltern's Letters to His Wife. 

IN the fast-growing literature of the South 
African war, "A Subaltern's Letters to His 
Wife" deserves to take a very high place. 
Vivid and picturesque, it comes with a cer- 
tain freshness upon a jaded public. It is not 
sentimental ; it does not profess to give us 
the full story of the war, nor does it even go 
ii'to military operations with any great detail. 
It is rather a collection of short and very 
striking essays upon such points as the nature 
of the Boer, the appearance of his country, 
army reorganization, the British soldier, and 
the work of the Colonials. Its writer, from 
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managed to shed most of the ordinary Brit- 
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educated, unbiassed Englishman, and what he 
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"Under our present system of training,'' he 
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On the most interesting problem of war, 
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gun of war the less they like it. "Two or 
three men who had been wounded were unan- 
imous in declaring that the first real demand 
oi! their courage was made on going into ac- 



tion for the first time after their wound, but 
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AT Bloemfontein, on the I5th of March 
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sor of the press. "Gentlemen," said Lord 
Stanley, after the door had been closed and 
locked, "Lord Roberts wants to have a dailj 
newspaper published for the entertainment and 
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From Lander's " Oilni and the Allies." Copyright, 1901, by Charles Scribner'. Son*. 

PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY THE AUTHOR WHILE RIDING BESIDE RUSSIAN GENERAL REVIEWING 
ALLIED TROOPS. 



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JULIAN 

being the bulk of the book which is matter 
extracted from the columns of the papei itself. 
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so admit the reader to an inside view of wa~ 
experiences in South. Africa as a publication 
like The Friend. Its pages were full of the 
daily life of camp and field and hospital, and 
it is like a visit to the headquarters of the 
staff, to the trenches, and to the bedside of 
the wounded and dying, to turn the pages of 
this reprint. If war has a "brighter side" it 
shows itself certainly in the pleasantries, th-=; 
generosities, the civilities, the passing smuse- 
ments and recreations, the exhibitions of 
courage, unselfishness, and sacrifice, and of 
the humanities in general, which find their 
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RALPH. 

With the Wild Flowers. 

"WITH THE WILD FLOWERS FROM THE PUSSY 
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"A series of receptions, or rather one con- 
tinuous reception, is held in my flower gar- 
den all summer long. The flowers are the 
hostesses, and they have put on glorious ap- 
parel in honor of their guests. They send 
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are carried hither and thither by the breezes. 
When the guests arrive they are entertained 
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A few flies are also favored with invitations. 
The hospitalities of the flowers are only too 
highly appreciated, and they are sponged upon 
by a host of undesired guests. Ants, and in- 
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even in the vegetable woiid.'' 

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Talks on Civics. 

THE reviewer is disgusted with the ma- 
jority of the many books that have recently 
been devoted to "Civics" or "Civil Govern- 
ment." With few exceptions books upon this 
subject are mere compilations and are of in- 
difftrent merit. They present a mass of ill- 
digested facts and contain little, if any, orig- 
inal thought. Their sale has not resulted on 
merit, but through the efforts of their pub- 
lishers they have been foisted upon the publ ; c 
through the ignorance or dishonesty of pur- 
chasing officers. The book before us is dis- 
tinctly apart from the class of text-books 
mentioned. We find in Mr Holt's "Civics" a 
radical departure from the usual text-book 
upon political subjects. This departure is 
caused chiefly by the use of the Socratic 
method of presentation, by the inclusion of 
material hitherto not treated in books of this 
sort, and by the constant ani 
successful effort of the author 
to influence the student. , 
Whatever the faults of the 
question-and-answer form of 
presentation, it has one ad- 
vantage that is undeniable- - 
it holds attention. From a 
modern pedagogical stand- 
point the selection of the So- 
cratic form is, however, open 
to serious criticism. 

The work is divided into 
three parts, respectively en- 
titled "Functions and Influ- 
ence of Government," "The 
Promotion of Convenience,"' 
and "Taxation." Before 
Part I. the author has wisely 
included a preliminary sur- 
vey of the subject in which he 
succinctly and yet with suf- 
ficient detail discusses the 
functions and influence of 
government, geographical di- 
visions of government anJ 
the departments of govern- 
ment. From this synopsis of 
the contents of this volume it 
may be gathered that the book 
is radically different in scope 
from any volume published 
upon "Civil Government" or 
"Politics." It is so much 
more. It might well have 
been called "Citizenship," for 
within its covers the book 
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that make for successful accomplishment of 
the duties that confront men in their rela- 
tions with each other and with the govern- 
ment. All persons will not agree with Mr. 
Holt in his views of the functions of gov- 
ernment, of currency and of taxation, but 
whether conceding or not, readers will admit 
the clearness and force with which the author 
has presented his views i'pon many disputed 
propositions. The work will prove of inter- 
est to all students of governmental functions, 
and it will be of equal interest to those desir- 
ing to study the application of the usual laws 
that govern human activities. "Civics" is a 
decided addition to our literature upon the 
subject. (Macmillan. i:et, $1.25.) N. Y. 
Times Review. 



John Thisselton. 

THERE is something edifying, as we all 
know, in the spectacle of a strong man strug- 
gling with adversity. John Thisselton, the 
hero of Miss Bower's novel, is a very strong 
man, and the blows of fate that fall upon his 
head are heavy indeed. First, his father 
brings an intolerable stepmother into the 
house. Then this house, which has been in 
possession of the Thisseltons for generations, 
is placed by fell circumstances just out of the 
reach of the man who wishes to live in it, the 
strong John aforesaid. And, as though this 
were not enough, the father who has done 
so much to injure him dies and leaves him a 
letter which shows him that he ought never 
to marry. This news gains an exquisitely bit- 
ter edge through the fact that if John leaves 
no heir the house will naturally go to the 
hated son of the hated stepmother. Here is a 
tangle with a vengeance. But Miss Bower 
manages it with a deftness that is the more 
admirable inasmuch as the plot seems loosely 
put together and it is really very difficult to 
see how she is going to work out her prob- 
lem. She works it out in a way to keep the 
interest alive from the first page to the last, 
though the treatment which she gives to two 
of the characters at the climax is not alto- 
gether convincing. The main point, how- 
ever, is the fate of John Thisselton, and that 
is handled with so competent a touch that the 
slight error in judgment to which we have 
referred is easily overlooked. This is the 
book which in England bears the title of "The 
Puppet Show." The American title is a bet- 
ter one and it is worth remembering, for the 
book has merit. It raises pleasant anticipa- 
tions of Miss Bower's next publication. 
(Holt. $1.50.) AT. Y. Tribune. 




.'a Sons. 
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER FAMILY. 

A Daughter of the Veldt. 

"A DAUGHTER OF THE VFLDT/' by Basil Mar- 
nan. The scene of this story is laid in South 
Africa; time of introduction, 1874 that is lo 
say, before the war. Had the book been pub- 
lished before the war it is more than prob- 
able that there would not have been so much 
general ignorance touchii.g the country and 
the people; for the land and its inhabitants 
are portrayed with a realism which is as pow- 
erful as it is occasionally cruel. 

The story proper is cleverly sandwiched 'n 
between a prologue and an epilogue. The 
former alone contains more startlingly strong 
situations than are made to serve for many a 
long novel. The hero is a clergyman of a 
type not rarely met with in fiction and in real 
life a professional clergyman whose life Is 
little, if any, influenced by the doctrines which 
he preaches to others. He is attentive to and 
is loved by an unsophisticated, although a 
shrewd, country girl. He yields to her 
charms, while promising himself that he will 
forsake her. At first it is not his intention 
to do the girl any more g'ievous wrong than 
the casting away of her love as soon as it is 
convenient; but by the pressure of circum- 
stances which he was too weak to resist, and 
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came the father of her cirld. Basely and in 
cold blood he left the mother and child to 
their fate. The child is the daughter of the 
veldt. The story deals wuh her life, wherein 
is woven much of the lives of other actors in 
the drama. The sickening, licentious life of 
the half-breeds and others of South Africa is 
painted in appalling colors. There is a power 
and directness in the language which augurs 
well for future work. (Henry Holt & Co. 

$1.50.) 

The Game of Squash. 

THE game of squash. reckons its players by 
thousands. All the larger English schools 
and universities and many private houses 
have their squash courts. The game is of the 
greatest value. It trains the beginner in 
many of the essential elements, not only for 
this game but also for racquets. It gives him 
a superior wrist development, trains his eye, 
'caches the angles of the court, and gives him 
good judgment. This book is essentially 
practical. It shows the advantages of the 
gc.me for all classes, including ladies, boys 
and business men as well as athletes. 

Eustace Miles has also shown in this boo'< 
how squash courts can be built, of what size 
they should be, and how much they will cost. 
He suggests how several people can subscribe 
together and form clubs and build squash 
courts; and how for the building of such 
courts they can utilize walls, rooms and open 
spaces which would otherwise be useless. He 
has tried to show how the game can be 
learned; the right position of the ftet and 



body are given for all strokes ; a number of 
exercises are suggested which are both help- 
ful in themselves and almost indispensable 
for learning the game. These exercises re- 
quire little or no apparatus and can be prac- 
ticed at odd moments. 

This book points out how squash is a nat- 
ural preparation for tennis, racquets, lawn 
tennis and hand-fives, and how it can thus 
remove much of the drudgery of laying solid 
foundations for these games. The value of 
handicaps is insisted upon for the purpose of 
bringing players together, however unequal 
they may be, in order that each may play his 
best game and at the same time improve it 
wherever it is weakest. Certain new handi- 
caps are suggested. 

Squash is a game of skill and endurance, 
and not mere exercise, and has been taken up 
enthusiastically by many of the busiest men 
in New York and elsewhere. It is destined 
to be one of the games of the future for 
America, especially for such times of the year 
when athletic sports in the open air are im- 
possible. (J. F. Taylor Co. $1.50.) 



When the Gates Lift Up Their Heads. 

No novel relating to the South since the 
war has been told more naturally or forcefully 
than "When the Gates Life Up Their Heads," 
by Payne Erskine, who seems to have an in- 
timate knowledge of both the white people 
and the negroes in what is called the Black 
Belt in the United States. The scene of this 
tale is laid in a small mountain town in North 




Hl/r or String Netting 

ie of Squash." Copyright, 1901, by J. F. Taylor Co. 

PLAN OF SQUASH GROUNDS. 



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Carolina, in the seventies, and the life in this come of a condition of things that resulted 
place, with its blending of the old and new, from a national sin, the consequences of which 

were not entirely wiped out by the emancipa- 
tion proclamation of Abraham Lincoln. 



its reminiscences of slavery, the poverty of its 
old families, and the changes that have been 



brought about by Northern settlers and visi- Whether the race problem will ever be set- 
tors is portrayed with undoubted truthful- tied after the fashion suggested in this book 




A Daughter of New France.' 1 Copyright, 1901, by Little 

HE HURLED IT AT THE FOPPISH LIEUTENANT. 



ness, and with an artistic distribution of light 
and shade. The characters introduced, both 
white and black, are skilfully drawn and con- 
trasted, and the dialogue is bright and strik- 



is a question, but a difficult subject is treated 
in the story with a delicacy and restraint that 
is admirable. This book is one that deserves 
attention from thoughtful people, as well is 



ingly adapted to the individualities of those from those who enjoy a really well told story. 



who speak it. The incidents are often 
tensely dramatic, and are the necessary out- 



(Little, Brown & Co. $i!so.) Boston Even- 

ug Gazette. 



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[July, 1901 



Royal Academy Pictures. 

"ROYAL ACADEMY PICTURES" has, since the 
date of its first issue, occupied a unique posi- 
tion on account of the superb reproductions 
which it contains, and the representative char- 
acter of the works selected. It is thus re-i- 



dered an authoritative, comprehensi 
worthy record of the Royal Acade 



and 




MUSIC IN THE PIXES. 
By G. H. Boughton, R.A. 

this year's issue will fully sustain the reputa- 
tion of preceding editions. By the courtesy 
of members of the Royal Academy, Messrs. 
Cassell & Company are enabled to produce a 
work celebrated throughout the world as the 
only worthy representation of the exhibition 
at Burlington House, and remarkable as con- 
taining reproductions of notable Academy pic 
tures which appear in no other publication. 
Every care is taken with the reproduction of 
the pictures to obtain the most artistic effect, 
and the style in which they are brought out, 
printed on fine art paper, will fully satisfy the 
taste of the most exacting. Moreover, the pic- 



tures are reproduced on a scale sufficiently 
large to enable purchasers to form an excel- 
lent idea of the originals. 

The bound volume for 1901 is now read/. 
It contains 200 pictures g]4 x 12%, including 
five Rembrandt photogravure plates of repre- 
sentative pictures. The Scotsman says : "To 
those who cannot go to London to see for 
themselves, 'Royal Academy Pictures' gives 
an excellent idea of the design and execution 
of the leading works of art of the year, while 
to those who have seen the Academy it forms 
an admirable souvenir of their visit." (Cas- 
sell & Co. $3.) 

The Column. 

IK this striking novel Mr. Marriott has 
set a high standard for his future work. "The 
Column" is a peculiar story in that it is an 
unusual story, unlike any recent publication 
we can call to mind. There is a charm of 
mystery about the tale the natural and su- 
pernatural blended, and that so skilfully that 
the workmanship is never in evidence ; in fact, 
in the blending of the real with the fanciful 
this story is pleasantly reminiscential of the 
work of Hawthorne. In the portrayal of the 
few characters all too few when more might 
as well have been drawn that play their parts 
in the story, our author has given to each life 
individuality and soul. Even the Column (a 
marble monolith, transported by Hastings 
from Greece to his England home, which 
gives to the book its title), though it stands 
the silent spectator of the events that make up 
the story, seems itself to have life and mys- 
tery. One expects it to speak, sooner or later 
to break the silence it has kept for centuries, 
for it is most certainly one of the characters 
in Air. Marriott's book. To Daphne and her 
father it is a real, live thing too real in its 
influences over their lives to be disregarded. 
To justly classify this story is difficult. It 
might have been called a love story, but it 
lacks the essential love. It is too delicate 
a piece of work to be called a romance. Per- 
haps as a picture of life life as seen when 
human, emphatically human, beings lay aside 
their masks so that the observer can look 
into their very souls the book can best be 
understood and consequently most appre- 
ciated. Daphne, by birth the daughter of an 
atheist, by temperament and habits the child 
of nature, is a decidedly unique character. 
She is not a woman, neither js she an old 
enough girl to assume the responsibilities 
required of a wife. Yet it is while Daphne 
is just such a girl (the word is scarcely ade- 
quate) that she, partly through her father's 



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mild persuasion and her own ignorance of the 
true meaning of wifehood, but primarily be- 
cause of the coincidence of her meeting with 
Waring at the foot of the Column, consents 
to become his wife. Waring is a reformer; 
the can't-see-the-beam-in-his-own-eye sort. 
He has been actively engaged in London try- 
ing to uplift the "unfortunate" ; at the same 
time he has been actively engaged in a flir- 
tation with another fellow's wife a woman 
who came frequently to the mission to help 
in the "uplifting." But for Daphne he gives 
up the woman in town, and settles down to 
life in the country, where he intends to allow 
his soul to grow. But here it is that he 
makes a miscalculation. In town his married 
woman friend would have developed him 
the evil in him, if not the good while the 
country girl, his wife, tries simply to avoid 
him. She sees her error. She realizes that 
this man could not really have been intended 
for her except all marriages be predestined 
unhappiness. At this state of their relations, 
business calls him to London. Of course he 
meets his former friend again, and they find 
that they are but little changed because of the 
separation. At the same time Daphne's for- 
mer chum, now a promising sculptor, returns 
home. Here is a situation that promises ex- 
citement. The reader half expects a com- 
promise on the part of Daphne. But then, 
suddenly, the author lets fall the curtain 
(Lane. $1.50 ) Baltimore Sun. 





From "Mrs. Qflbert'i EUmlntacem a." dps-right, 190 ', 
JAMES LEWIS. 



MRS. GILBERT. 

The Abandoned Farmer. 

UNPRETENTIOUS, lively and racy is the piece 
of humor with which Mr. Preston has fol- 
lowed up the success of his still fondly re- 
membered "Green Pigs. ' The "Abandoned 
Farmer" is a most engaging person, He is 
the truly American husband and father, 
boundlessly indulgent and a little ashamed 
of it; satirically but affectionately cognizant 
of the feminine inconsistencies of his wife; a 
laughing philosopher with a kind heart. Add 
an American wife with the painfully acute 
and troublesome conscience generally attrib- 
uted to her in our current fiction, and a small 
American child to whose will, health, com- 
fort and whims everything is made to benl 
by his devoted parents and we have the chief 
characters in this amusing book. They rent 
a place in the country, and it is on the con- 
tact of the city man with country neighbors 
and country customs that comic passages turn. 
The brilliant idea of making a farm pay bv 
saving up the money that might be spent on 
it is the contribution of the hero's wife, and 
he acts upon it to the great advantage of the 
family. The keeping of chickens, the pur- 
chase of a cow, the hiring of a "useful man'' 
all provide material for mirth, and the author 
lets no chances escape him. It is the pleas- 
antest book of the kind we have seen for 
many a day. (Scribner. $1.25.) N. Y. 
Tribune. 



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The House of de Mailly. 

IT is certainly an interesting and remark- 
able literary coincidence that the two best and 
most popular historical novels of the year 
should have been written by young women 
barely out of their teens, aad that both stories 
should deal with picturesque phases and events 
of P"rench history. 

There the analogy ceases, however, for MHS 
Runkl-e's story, "The Helmet of Navarre," is 
a bold, swashbuckling tale of adventure, with 
the clash of swords on every page, while Miss 
Margaret Horton Potter's novel, "The House 
of de Mailly," is a love idyl a field flower 
that springs up and buds and blossoms in the 
most brilliant and corrupt court of Europe. 

Miss Potter lays the scr.ne of her story in 
the time of Louis xv. Mary Anne de Maillv, 
newly created Duchess de Chateauroux, more 
than queen in superb beauty and insolence, 
reigns as the King's favorite and in "the little 
apartments" holds her court of the dissolute 
men and women who make up the high society 
of that time. 

The story is an interesting one, well told, 
and with a distinct flavor of the time and 
scenes it portrays. The stage is always 
crowded with figures, flashing in brave attire 
and scintillating wit and epigrams; there are 



plots and counterplots, and you breathe ; n 
the spirit of the feverish gayety, the arti- 
ficiality, the unrest and the intrigue of a court 
where each hand was scheming for its own ad- 
vancement and power. (Harper. $1.50.) 
N. Y. Journal. 

The Silver Skull. 

AMONG the romances of the day there arc 
none more picturesque and stirring thar "The 
Silver Skull," by S. R. Crockett. In its wealth 
of incident it is continuously absorbJrg, an<t 
the characters are strictly in harmony witli 
their romantic surroundings. The author in 
his youth spent a great deal of his time in 
Italy, and is therefore familiar with the lo- 
calities which he pictures so admirably, aM 
it was his fortune to meet with the sons of 
the men who had fought the government 
forces, and Gaetano Vardarelli, who is with 
his brothers so convincingly reproduced in 
this story. It is founded principally on ma- 
terial gathered by Mrs. E. M. Church, wife 
of the present Canon Church of Wells, Eng- 
land, whose uncle, Colonel Richard Church, 
destroyed the power in Apulia of Gro, the 
degenerate Priest with the Red Eyes, who 
was the moving and organizing power of the 
secret order, the Decisi, whose emblem WAS 




SURROUNDED BY A GROUP OF PICKANINNIES. 



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the Silver Skull. The mother of the Var- 
darelli is a highly dramatic figure in a group 
of characters that are singularly wfll de- 
fined, not forgetting the English Genernl 
Church. Don Giro seems to be a little too 
melodramatic to be entirely natural, but he is, 
nevertheless, not easily forgotten in the gallery 
of remarkable portraits that is presented n 
the romance. The love story that ihrows a 
ray of light amid the surrounding gloom is 
prettily and delicately told, and is a welcome 
relief to the more sombre but never uninter- 
esting passages. The tale is well worth read- 
ing. It is thrilling and full of action. The 
volume also contains a short tale with the 
somewhat startling title, "Maria Perrona, 
Murderess and Saint." (Stokes. $1.50.) 
Boston Evening Gazette. 

The Crisis. 

FOR over a year the expectation of the 
novel-reading public has I'ten aroused by the 
repeated announcement concerning Winston 
Churchill's "Crisis." All have looked forward 
to its publication as the literary event of the 
month in which it shoul 1 appear. The book 
is now out, and the question suggests itself, 
Has Mr. Churchill redeemed the promise of 
"Richard Carvel?" Taking the book as a 
whole, we should say that he has more than 
done so. The "Crisis" is the better work of 
the two, better because its movement is 
swifter, its incidents are k-ss disconnected, its 
detail is better managed, and withal its liter- 
ary workmanship is superior to the former 
production. The "Crisis" deals with St. Louis 
society at the outbreak of the Civil War, but 
life in St. Louis, vivid as are its pictures, stir- 
ring as are its scenes, forms but a background 
to the real characters of the work. The book 
is in itself a glorification of Lincoln and Sher- 
man, and, in the words of the author, "this 
book is written of a time when feeling ran 
high. It has been necessary to put strong 
speech into the mouths of the characters. The 
breach that threatened our country's exist- 
ence is healed now. There is no side but 
Abraham Lincoln's side, and this side, with 
all reverence and patriotism, the author ha> 
tried to take." Despite the fact, however, 
that the book is extremely partisan, that it is 
Union in sentiment and expression, that it is 
written in the firmest spirit of justification of 
all that the North desire.l and accomplished, 
yet it is in no wise unfair to the South or it? 
people. It is in the treatment of the two sec- 
tions that the reviewer confesses himself In 
doubt. He is unable to indorse the genuine- 
ness of Mr. Churchill's professions of appre- 




WINSTON CHURCHILL. 

ciation of the adherents of the Lost Cause. 
But this has little effect upon the story; if it 
is not right, it seems right. The hero of the 
"Crisis," Stephen Brice, is of Puritan stock. 
He comes to St. Louis at a time when that 
city is in a state of turmoil from the con- 
tentions of factions. He enters the office -jf 
an attorney of the most advanced Union type 
Judge Whipple. The heroine, Jenny Car- 
vel, a descendant of Richard Carvel, "hate 3 
Yankees." She is loved by the hero, and b/ 
her cousin, Clarence Col fax, as well as by the 
villain of the story, a New Englander name! 
Eliphalet Hopper, and many others. The love 
element in the "Crisis" ?s strong and well 
worked out, but it, as well as everything els^ 
in the book, is subordinated to. the purpose of 
the story, which is the glorification of th? 
Union leaders. Every ad'/enture between the 
outbreak of the war and its final close re- 
dounds to the credit not only of a Union man, 
but of Union principles, and the climax of the 
story is the triumph of Stephen in winning 
Jenny Carvel from his rival Clarence 
whom he saves from death as a spy by inter- 
cession with Lincoln, and even this climax ."s 
nAde to turn to the advantage of the Presi- 
dent. To those curious to know what the 
"Crisis" means the book itself must answer; 
all that we will say is, it has a triple signifi 
cance. (Macmillan. $1.30 ) Baltimore Sun. 



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The Sea Beach at Ebb-Tide. 

"THE SEA BEACH AT EBB-TIDE/' by Augusta 
Foote Arnold, might have for a subtitle 
"How to Know the Seashore." It describes 
the animals and plants of the beach. It is a 
guide for the amateur collector and student 
of shore life in all its forms, giving just the 
information which he needs in order to ideu- 




PECTEN OPERCULARIS, SHOWING THE OCELLI, OR 
EYES, ON THE TWO EDGES OF THE MANTLE. 

tify the specimens which he gathers and to 
form some idea of their characteristics and 
habits. It is not technical and yet is scientific 
enough to furnish a good foundation for 
wider technical knowledge; and it is popular 
without being superficial or trivial. The field 
which it covers the beach at ebb-tide is an 
exceedingly interesting one interesting to 
every one who- visits the shore yet it has 
never before been described in this practical 
and popular way. 

The author gives careful directions with 
regard to collecting telling what to look for 
and where to find it; what methods and tools 
to use in securing specimens ; and how to pre- 
serve them when they are found. This an i 




CASSIOPEIA FRONDOSA. 

much more in the way of practical informa- 
tion and suggestion is contained in a very 
readable and interesting introduction. The 
body of the work is divided into two sec- 
tions. In the first are described the seawee'ds 
which are found upon Atlantic and Pacific 
beaches; and in the second an elaborate ac- 
count is given of a very large number of the 



curious animal forms which inhabit the rocks, 
sands, and shallow waters within reach ->f 
the collector's hand or net. Both parts ar- 
profusely illustrated with engravings and 
half-tone reproductions of specimens six 
hundred in all. 

"Among the volumes," says The Commer- 
cial Advertiser, "which are simply and frank- 
ly nature studies, and which are being issu?i 
in praiseworthy abundance this season, ? s 
'The Sea Beach at Ebb-Tide,' by Augusta 
Foote Arnold, which has every appearance of 
being a valuable as well ss readable book of 
reference. To those who are fortunate enough 
to take an interest in the sea-mosses, the star- 
fish and other lower forms of life which are 
to be found any summer Jay between the tide- 
marks upon our seashores, there is an inex- 
haustible source of plea;:i;re on a stretch of 
ocean beach undreamed of by many who 
weary of the endless monotony of sand and 
sea. The present volume is well adapted for 
stimulating an interest in this branch of nat- 
ural science, and the author's classification of 
the different seaweeds and mosses according 
to their color gives a simple and practical 
means for ready identification which should 
be appreciated by the novice. The generous 
profusion of illustrations, embracing over si<c 
hundred different specimens, adds much to the 
worth of a book which deserves to become as 
customary a sight at the seaside resorts as the 
familiar red cover of a Baedeker in foreign 
art galleries or along the Rhine." (Century 
Co. net, $2.40.) 

Our Ferns in Their Haunts. 

WILLARD NELSON CLUTE, the author of the 
valuable and fascinating volume entitled "Our 
Ferns in Their Haunts," is editor of the 
Fern Bulletin, of which eight volumes have 
already been issued, containing almost all the 
important information on ferns that has found 
its way into American periodicals. 

In this book he has paid especial attention 
to the haunts, habits, uses, folk-lore, struc- 
ture, growth, abundance, distribution and va- 
rieties of the ferns, covering a greater range 
and including more species than are mentioned 
in any other similar work. Every common or 
English name is given, together with the 
scientific names of both the old and "new" 
nomenclatures, with a discussion of the origin 
and application of these names. It contains 
the only illustrated key to the families ever 
printed, and by the aid of this even a child 
can identify any species. It is written in un- 
technical language, though strictly in accord 
with the best scientific opinion. The illus- 



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trator is William W. Stilson, and he has sup- 
plied more than two hundred beautiful illus- 
trations in color, in wash and in pen and ink, 
and these have been engraved with the utmost 
care. Mr. Stilson has drawn nearly all of his 
illustrations directly from the living plants, 
and he and the author have made special ex- 
cursions to the haunts of the rarer species of 
our ferns. 

Few families of plants are at once so en 



Houghton, Mifflin & Co.'s Outdoor Books. 

AMONG summer books must be included, 
beyond question, those which relate to nature 
and to birds, comprehensively, outdoor books ; 
and among these are none which are in 
every way better worth reading than those 
written by Thoreau. For many a year now 
his books have been read ty increasing num- 
bers of those who are instructed and delighted 
by his views of nature and by the original 




Veining delicate and 

fibres tender; 
Waving when the wind crept 

low; 
Rushes tall, and moss, and g: 

Playful sunbeams darted in a 

Drops of dew stole in by night and crowned it. 
M. B. BRANCH. 




thusiastically admired and so little known a-3 
the fern family, which is strange, as ferns are 
probably easier to identify than flowering 
plants when one knows how, and the knowing 
how may be acquired with less labor. Thus 
far the student who has desired to go deeper 
into the subject has been obliged to seek his 
knowledge in many books and periodicals. A 
volume which would bring these scattered 
facts together in convenient form has been 
greatly needed. Nothing more tempting ha? 
yet been offered fern lovers than the pretty 
book that is a guide to all the native species 
of the United States. Nothing will be so use- 
ful to yourself and make you so interesting to 
all fern lovers near you as a copy of this book 
among the things you pack for the summer, 
and it will be a new delight each day. (Stokes, 
net, $2.15.) 



Copyright 



01, by F. A. Stokes Co. 



quality of his thought both on nature and o.i 
human life. 

Of quite similar attraction are the books 
by John Burroughs, whkh deal with nature 
and with men, especially with the poets, but 
have a more decided tendency to the observa- 
tion and treatment of birds. In their special 
department of writing, the books of Mr. Bur- 
roughs may well be accounted classic. The 
fine observation and the f-ympathetic descrip- 
tion can hardly fail to charm appreciative 
readers for many and many a year. 

Still more devoted to toe world of birds is 
Bradford Torrey; and the careful observa- 
tion and the patient persistency in detecting 
the fine qualities of his birds, together with 
the literary skill with which he writes of 
them, give to his books a very delightful char- 
acter. His latest book, just published, on 



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"Everyday Birds," is of special interest to be- the plot, and also perhaps because wo may be 
ginners in bird-study and contains twelve col- slightly nerve-worn at the apparent stress laid 
ored pictures reproduced from Audubon. ($i.) upon a latent taint of vulgarity. The best 
Especial attention may be invited to Mrs. scenes are those wherein the existence of the 
Miller's "A Second Book of Birds," just pub- women workers in a great Chicago publishing 
iished, devoted to scores of bird families, and, house is described; and this part of the book 
from its simple treatmenr, of special interest is a true and sincere work of art. E\a is a 
to children and to adults whose bird education well-meaning Nebraska girl with a fine phys- 
is defective. It is finely illustrated, and many ique and limited ideas. The story of her de- 
full-page pictures drawn by Louis Agassiz velopment seems to us almost as well done as 
Fuertes and printed in colors are uncommonly that of Selma in Judge Grant's "Unleavened 
life-like one can almost see the birds in their Bread." Eva chooses to live her own life in 
happy movements and hear them sing. ($i.) her own way, regardless of either ecclesiasti- 
Expert judges commend Miss Merriam's cal or legal marriage sanction. Our principal 
"Birds of Village and Field" as one of the disappointment, however, is that she should 
best and most helpful of bird-books. Its de- have fallen in love as she did. The plot 
scriptions are very clear and it has more than would have been at once more artistic and 
300 illustrations. Her other books are among more moral if it had not "ended happily." 
the most attractive for students and lovers of (Houghton, M. & Co. $1.50.) The Outlook. 

birds. ($i.) . 

A new book full of interest, though devoted The Seal of Silence, 
to a single bird family, is Mrs. Eckstorm's A PATHETIC interest is attached to this book, 
"The Woodpeckers," which tells all about this the first and last by the author, who died IP 
group of birds in a remarkably fresh and en- February, only twenty-five years old. "The 
gaging style, and pictures them as well. ($ij Seal of Silence" proves, indeed, that the pub- 
Readers of the Atlantic Monthly, says the lie has in him sustained a loss already deepiy 
Mail and Express, will recall with pleasure felt by those who knew him, as the few words 
three articles on "Content in a Garden," writ- of preface by his friend A. F. indicate; for it 
ten last year by Mrs. Caridace Wheeler, who is a book which shows more than promise: it 
mingled gardening and literature in a delight- shows a knowledge of life and a genuine sense 
ful fashion. Her garden was, or is, in the of comedy remarkable in one so young. The 
Catskills. She writes wkh poetic delight of best feature about the book is the large- 
the grouping of flowers and the massing of minded tolerance with which the characters 
bloom and color, and with a kindly, half- are treated; the author's power of humorous 
humorous interest in interpreting the possible apreciation allowed him to look even at hi* 
moods and dispositions of flowers. This phi! - villains from an internal standpoint, as it were, 
osophy of gardening adds a new zest to the and not to make their actions appear unmeaa- 
familiar interest in bulbs rnd buds, slips an'l ingly outrageous from an inability to express 
cuttings, beds and paths. Mrs. Wheeler has their point of view. Every one of the char- 
added one or two chapters to those printed acters lives, and is not a mere machine for 
in The Atlantic, and her daughter, Mrs. working off action necessary for the plot 
Keith, has drawn several charming designs. The weakest part of the book is the construe- 
The book is daintily printed, (net, $1.25.) tion of the plot. To the expert novel-reader 

the denoument is evident from the beginning; 
but that is just one of those points which 

Story of Eva. could easily have been curd by experience h? 

WILL PAYNE, who we are informed is a novel-writing. What could hardly be im- 

woman writer, has done a real service to lit- proved are such scenes as those which show 

erature and to society in publishing th s very the gradual infatuation of the susceptible 

noteworthy novel. "The Story of Eva" h Bobby, his meetings with his Oxford friends, 

the realistic unfolding of ;i chapter of life, a and, above all, the delightful explanation be- 

story told with a clear insight into character, tween him and Winifred; or the part of Mr. 

with directi.-ess, incisiveness, and vivacity. Robjohns as an inquisitive deus ex machine; 

Our interest is challenged trom start to fin- or, to turn to more serious matters, the char- 

ish. We must add, however, that the in- acter of Rutherford and the strength of Win- 

terest is greater in the first than in the last ifred's love. The book amply justifies A. F. s 

chapters, because a number of unnecessarily feeling and unpretentious tribute of sorrow 10 

sentimental and theatrical incidents occur to his friend. (Appleton. $i ; pap., 50 c.) 

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. In Search of Mademoiselle. 

AFTER drawing pictures for the books of 
many other men, Mr. Gibbs has written a 
novel to which to draw his own pictures. It 
is a novel of adventure. But it is founded 
on events of that period in history when the 
French and the Spanish strove for the mas- 
tery of Florida, and the soil of the peninsula 
drank much blood of white man and red man 
as well. Sydney Killigrew, a young and giant 
Englishman, gets into the trouble on the 
French side through various fortunes of the 
sea. It is so that he first meets Mademoiselle 
who is Diane La Notte, and who is thereafter 
in many perils, including those of Indian cap- 
tivity. It falls to the lot of Master Sydney 
to be at her rescue to plan and accomplish 
that, indeed and in telling you how he does 
this, and how he fares in battle, in storm and 
in love, as Mr. Gibbs lets him tell, he spins a 
yarn of mighty interest. Mr. Gibbs knows 
his wrestling as well as his pencils. A de- 
scription of a bout on deck at midnight be- 
tween young Killigrew and another giant. 
Don Diego de Bacan, is an especially thrill- 
ing bit in a book entirely of stirring quality. 
(Coates. $1.50.) N. Y. World. 

Abraham Lincoln : His Book. 

HEBREW fashion, one must turn to the end 
for the beginning of the little volume enti- 
tled "Abraham Lincoln: His Book." In this 
latter portion Mr. J. McCan Davis eluci- 
dates the origin and use of what goes before, 
which proves to be a scrap-book made up 
by Lincoln from newspaper reports of his 
speeches, chosen with a view to showing 
how far he went in advocating freedom for 
the black man. The right to the fruits of 
his own labor was firmly insisted upon, but 
neither social nor political equality was de- 
manded for him or even favored. These 
clippings are reproduced in facsimile along 
with Lincoln's own hand explaining the 
source of each all for the benefit of Capt. 
J. N. 'Brown, who was running for the Il- 
linois House in 1858, and was handicapped 
by his known friendship for Lincoln and the 
Democratic misrepresentation of the latter's 
views on negro equality. What we have, 
then, is a close copy, even to the rubbed 
cover, of Capt. Brown's pocket companion 
in the campaign which went against him. 
Mr. Lincoln, it need not be said, appears in 
this series of extracts both candid and con- 
sistent, but far below the humane height 
reached in his second inaugural. One from 
his debate at Charleston with Douglas on 



September 18, 1858, stands last and lowest, as 
he would deny the negro the right either 
to vote, to hold office, to sit on a jury, or to 
intermarry with white people, and would 
have him always kept in the inferior posi- 
tion designated by nature. In a striking 
passage from the Chicago address of July 
10, 1858, which parallels the "perfectionism" 
of Garrison, Lincoln holds up the Declara- 
tion, with its assertion of human equality, 
as the ideal to be pursued ; but in the accom- 
panying note to Capt. Brown he halts at at- 
tainment, while insisting that Congress has 
a free hand in the Territories, where, politi- 
cally speaking, "a state of nature does ex- 
ist. In them, Congress lays the foundation 
of society." He would, with Henry Clay, 
keep the declaration of equality "in view as 
a great fundamental principle," but only to 
the extent of refusing to incorporate slavery 
in a new commonwealth. Whoever will 
study this collection will prize the volume not 
merely as a curiosity of manufacture, but as 
an aid to reflection on a national doctrine, 
to which only lip-service is still rendered. 
(McClure, Phillips & Co. $i.) The Nation. 



Antonia 

WITH ready confidence the author refers 
us to the historians of the period for proof of 
the possibility of this story of days when the 
Dutch West Indies Company held sway from 
the sea to the source of the Hudson River. 
That point shall be undisputed. In "Antonia," 
whatever be the possibilities or probabilities 
involved, we have a charming love story, told 
with absolute simplicity. There are Indians 
always in the background and sometimes 
right in front. Not too savage savages, al- 
ways ready to listen to a beguiling word from 
the smooth tongue of Johannes van Blerckom, 
who is very evidently one of the handiest 
young Dutchmen to be found in New Amster- 
dam or old Albany the latter, Rensselaers- 
wyck by history and this fiction. Antonia and 
Johannes come to the new world together, 
she, unknown to him, a wife coming to join 
her aged husband. Because he, in his unsus- 
picion, says a word of lo\e to her on board, 
she brands him "coward," and they speak no 
more till there is the emergency of an Indian 
uprising five years later. It is quick judg- 
ment. But there is Spanish blood in Antonia, 
and, besides, things come right in the enl, 
after she has been a widow. It is agreeable 
not to meet a problem in all this book. More- 
over, the binding is a gem in design and color- 
ings. (L. C. Page & Co. $1.50.) #.. Y. 
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Ctje ICttmmj 



* Cdtctft iWontfjIi ISUfaiffo of Current ILitnature. 

EDITED BY A. H. LEYPOLDT. 

JULY, IQOI. 

SIR WALTER BESANT. 

SIR WALTER BESANT'S tireless industry and 
painstaking stopped just short of the genius 
that the whole world must acknowledge, but 
although he has left no one work that will 



later Tennyson, Carlyle, Ruskin, Maurice, 
and Kingsley, and learned true, proportioned 
views of man and his world which he after- 
wards worked into novels that have enter- 
tained thinking people and given them help- 
ful and hopeful views of life. 

Mathematics and theology became Besant's 
favorite studies, and his devotion to the most 
positive and most theoretical of all learning 
characterized the man, and kept him always 
imaginative and thoroughly well-informed on 
every subject he handled. Destined for tho 




SIR WALTER BESANT. 



stand out through the ages as a great con- 
tribution to English literature, he has left 
a greater amount of work of a higher aver- 
age of true merit than perhaps any one writer 
of his generation. Walter Besant was born 
in Portsmouth in 1838. He did not strug- 
gle with poverty. His father was a well-to- 
do merchant who desired his sons to have 
professions and sent all three of them to the 
best schools and to Cambridge University. 
From earliest youth Besant was surrounded 
with good books and he read Shakespeare, 
Milton, Pope, John Bunyan and Addison, and 



church, he had qualms of conscience on many 
points, and after taking high honors in mathe- 
matics at Cambridge, he began his career as 
Senior Professor of Mathematics to the Royal 
College in the Island of Mauritius. After 
seven years he returned to England and de- 
cided to remain there and devote himself to 
letters. 

After years of unremittent work he pro- 
duced his first book in 1868, "Studies in Early 
French Po.etry," a subject he had studied ex- 
haustively in Mauritius, and he had the good 
fortune to have his first book accepted by the 



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Macmillans. During this time Besant was 
secretary of the Palestine Exploration Fund, 
and did hard and telling work in this office. 
In 1871 Besant entered into a literary partner- 
ship with James Rice, which lasted until 
Rice's death in 1882, and together they wrote 
the books by which Besant's name is known 
to the largest circle of readers. 

Besant was the writer of the firm, while 
Rice conceived the plots and arranged for the 
publication of the books after they were com- 
pleted. 

No writer since Dickens has written novels 
that have so aimed at bettering the condition 
of the poor, and Besant also did telling work 
as champion of authors, and became first 
chairman of the Society of Authors, by which 
a niuch better understanding has been brought 
about between authors and publishers. Re 
cently Besant has chiefly written on the Brit- 
ish Empire and on London. His last pub- 
lished book on "East London" appeared in 
the spring. Walter Besant became Sir Walter 
in 1895 at tne time of the Queen's Jubilee, an 
lionor conferred in appreciation for his lit- 
erary work and his constant efforts for the 
improvement of the people, to which the 
"People's Palace" is a more lasting monu- 
ment. In 1893 Besant visited the United 
States, arid his feeling towards America was 
always of the warmest. A historical novel 
entitled "The Lady of Lynn" will be issued 
by Dodd, Mead & Company in the fall, and 
D. Appleton & Co. are about to bring out 
"The Story of King Alfred." It is said that 
Sir Walter had written practically all he pro- 
posed doing for "The Survey of London," 
which will be brought out by others. Death 
claimed this popular and well loved author 
on June 9, after a very short illness. 

THE WRITINGS OF SIR WALTER BESANT. 

BESANT, Sir Walter. Alabaster box. 1900. 

$1.50. Dodd, Mead & Cx 

All in a garden fair. '83. pap., 20 c. 

Harper. 

Armorel of Lyonesse. '90. $1.25 ; pap., 
50 c. Harpei. 

Art of fiction. '84. 50 c. Cupples. 

Bell of St Paul's. '89. pap., 35 c. Harper. 

Beyond the dreams of avarice. '95. $1.50. 

Harper. 

Captain Cook. '90. 75 c. Macmfllan. 

Changeling (The). '98. $1.25. Stokes. 

Chaplain's secret. '91. pap., 25 c. Neely. 

Children of Gibeon. '90. pap., 50 c. 

Harper. 

City of refuge. '96. $1.50. Stokes. 
-Coligny. '79. pap., 25 c. Harper. 

Demoniac. '90. pap., 50 c. ; $i. Munro. 

Dorothy Foster. '86. $i. 

Dodd, Mead & Co. ; Harper. 

Dorothy Wallis: an autobiography. '92. 
$1.50. Longmans, Green & Co. 



BESANT, Sir Walter. Eulogy of Richard Jef- 
feries. '88. $2. Longmans, Green & Co. 

Fifty years ago. '88. $2.50. Harper. 

For faith and freedom. '88. pap., 50 c. 

Harper. 

Fourth generation. $1.50. Stokes. 

French humorists, from the I2th to the 
i9th centuries. '74. $2.50. Roberts. 

Fountain sealed. '97. $1.50. Stokes. 

Glorious fortune. '83. pap., 10 c. Munro. 
- Herr Paulus. '88. pap., 35 c. Harper. 

Holy Rose. '87. pap., 20 c. Harper. 

Humbling of the Memblings. pap., 10 c. 

Munro. 

In deacon's orders. '95. $1.25. Harper. 

In luck at last, pap., 20 c. J. W. Lovell. 

Inner house. '88. pap., 30 c. Harper. 

Ivory gate. '92. $1.25. Harper. 

Katharine Regina. '87. pap., 15 c. Harper. 

Lament of Dives. '89. pap., 25 c. Lovell. 

Let nothing you dismay. '83. pap., 10 c. 

Lovell; Munro. 

Life and achievements of E. H. Palmer. 
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History of London. '92. $3. Harper. 

Same. Abridged ed. '93. 75 c. 

Longmans, Green & Co. 

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Rise of an empire. '98. 50 c. Mansfield. 

St. Katharine's by the Tower. .'91. $1.25; 
pap., 60 c. Harp-r. 

Self or bearer. '85. pap., 15 c. Harper. 

Studies in early French poetry. '68. $2.50. 

Macmillan. 

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Uncle Jack and other stories. '85. pap., 
25 c. Harper. 

Verbena Camellia Stephanotis. '92. pap., 
50 c. Harper. 

World went very well then. '88. $1.25; 
pap., 25 c. Harper. 

editor. Makers of history. 10 v. ea., 75 c. 

Caldwell. 

and others. My first book. '94. $2.50. 

Lippincott. 

and Palmer. E. H. Jerusalem, the city_of 
Herod and Saladin. '99. $3. Lippincott. 

and Pollock, W. H. The charm and other 
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and Rice, Ja. All sorts and conditions of 
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Harper. 

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Case of Mr. Lucraft, and other stories. 
'82. pap., 10 c. Munro. 

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Harper; Mnro. 

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Sir Richard Whittington, Lord Mayor of 
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Rose-Mefford. 

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BESANT, Sir Walter. Ready-money Mortiboy. 
'79. $1.25. R. Worthington. 

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Shepherds all and maidens fair. '78. pap., 
25 c. Harper. 

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London. '81. $i. Putnam. 

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Harper. 

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rated. 



Atlantic: King Alfred, Louis Dyer. Six- 
teenth-century trusts. Ambrose Pare Winston. 
A letter from Italy, H. D. Sedgwick, Jr. 
The limits of the stellar universe, T. J. J. 
See. The works on the schooner "Harvester." 
George S. Wasson. The New England 
woman, Kate Stephens. Aspects of the Pan- 
American Exposition, Eugene Richard White. 
Two generations of Quakers : an old diary, 
Logan Pearsall Smith. Recollections of a 
Quaker boy, Rowland E. Robinson. The 
steel-engraving lady and the Gibson girl, Car- 
oline Ticknor. The cardinal virtues, William 
De Witt Hyde. The Reconstruction Period: 
New Orleans and reconstruction, Albert 
Phelps. Mr. William Vaughn Moody's 
poems. Outdoor poems. The Contributors' 
Club: The anniversaries of King Alfred and 
Julius Caesar. A foreshadowing of the su- 
preme court decision. 

Century: Working one's way through wom- 
en's colleges, Alice Katharine Fallows. My 
garden, Anna Lea Merritt. The true story 
of Harman Blennerhassett, Mrs. Blennerhas- 
sett-Adams. The fugitive, Arthur Stringer. 
The bobolink, Le Roy T. Weeks. The 
making of a marchioness, n., Frances Hodg- 
son Burnett. My heart hath a song. Ethel M. 
Kelley. Impostors among animals, William 
M. Wheeler. Cole's engravings of old Eng- 
lish masters, Timothy Cole. A lion among 
ladies, Anne D. Sedgwick. The "millenary" 
of King Alfred at Winchester, Louis Dyer. 
Alfred, Ellen Dean Smith. The Venezuelan 
boundary controversy, Grover Cleveland. A 
masquerade, Thepdosia P. Garrison. A hope 
deferred, Josephine D. Daskam. Mrs. Mc- 
Cafferty's mistake. Seumas Macmanus. An 
escape from the Chateau de Joux, William 
Gerod. D'ri and I, Irving Bacheller. A not- 
able masterpiece by Millet, Frederick Keppel. 

Contemporary Review: The government 
education bill, E. Lyulph Stanley. The eco 
nomic decay of Great Britain, n. But are 
we decaying?, H. Morgan Browne. Reading 
for the young, H. W. Weisse. The science of 
comparative literature, H. Macaulay Posnett. 

The Fortnightly Review: The federal con- 



stitution of Australia, H. Macaulay Posnett. 
A censor of critics, Arthur Symons. Eng- 
land and France: i. The conditions of Franco- 
British peace, by Baron Pierre de Coubertin; 
2. A general treaty of arbitration between 
Great Britain and France. Russia and her 
problem : i. Internal, Calchas. Eros in French 
fiction and fact, by the author of "An Eng- 
lishman in Paris." 

Forum: A plea for the integrity of China, 
W. C. Jameson Reid. The sale of Texas to 
Spain, Henry S. Boutell. Medical practice 
and the law. Champe S. Andrews. The 
shortened college course, Charles F. Thwing. 
The corrupting power of public patronag?, 
Oscar W. Underwood. Higher technical 
training, Jacob Schoenhof. The movement 
for a shorter working day, W. Mac Arthur. 
The ethics of loot, Gilbert Reid. The Liberal 
party and English democracy, Hattie E. Ma- 
hood. Is the elective system elective?, John 
Corbin. Religious journalism in England and 
America, H. W. Horwill. Certain failures in 
school hygiene, R. Clark. A plea for archi- 
tectural studies. Prof. A. D. F. Hamlin. 

Harper's: Newport in summer,* Eliot Greg- 
ory. A lion in the way,* George Hibbard. 
The portion of labor,*' Mary E. Wilkins. 
The new Eve to the old Adam, Annie L. 
Muzzey. Municipal art in Paris, Charles 
Mulford Robinson. The right of way, Gil- 
bert Parker. The wisdom of the serpent, 
Duffield Osborne. Pawns, E. S. Chamber- 
layne. His primeval conscience, Jennie Bui- 
lard Waterbury. The Buddhist discovery of 
America,* John Fryer. The fourth gentle- 
man, E. Duvall. - Silence, Charlotte E. Wells. 
A plea for cultivating the English language, 
Alfred Ayres. Mahnet, W. A. Fraser. Her 
protest, Curtis Hidden Page. If you would 
address, C. H. Webb. The scope of modern 
love, Henry T. Finck. The baby : a chronicle 
of Putnam Place, Grace Lathrop Collin. The 
tropical renaissance, Sylvester Baxter. 

The Nineteenth Century: British pessim- 
ism, Andrew Carnegie. Impressions of 
America, Frederic Harrison. The religion of 
the Boers, Dr. Wingman. The pressing need 
for more universities, Prof. Ernest H. Starling. 

Review of Reviews: Count Tolstoi in 
thought and action, R. E. C. Long. Preserv- 
ing the Hudson palisades.* The Washington 
Memorial Institution, Nicholas Murray Bur- 
ler. The Russian problem in Manchuria, G. 
Frederick Wright. New phases of polar re- 
search, Cyrus C. Adams. 

Scribner's: A tour in Sicily. Rufus B. 
Richardson. Parkman at Lake George, Fran- 
cis Parkman. A memory. Marguerite Mer- 
~ington. Uncle David, Leroy Milton Yale. 
Krag, the Kootenay ram, Part n., Ern- 
est Seton-Thompson. When Gitchigamme 
warned the Muscovite, Sewell Ford. Some 
famous orators I have heard, George F. 
Hoar. Passages from a diary in the Pacific 
Tahiti, John La Farge. The delta country of 
Alaska. G. R. Putnam. Homesick (poem), 
Julia C. R. Dorr. The diary of a goose girl, 
Kate Douglas Wiggin. Matthew Arnold. W. 
C. Brownell. Dawn at Venice, Martha C. 
Dickinson. 



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{leadings from Nito Uooks. 

SHE HAS SENT FOR ME, AND / GO. 

"AYE, you begin to see it now," he cries ve- 
hemently. "You see why I have stuck to 
Paris these three years, why I could not fol- 
low my father into exile. It was more than 
a handful of pistoles caused the breach with 
Monsieur; more than a quarrel over Gervais 
de Grammont. That was the spark kindled 
the powder, but the train was laid." 

"Then you, monsieur, were a Leaguer?" 

''Nay, I was not !" he cried. "To my credit, 
or my shame, as you choose, I was not. 
I was neither one nor the other, neither fish 
nor rlesh. My father thought me a Leaguer, 
but I was not. I was not disloyal, in deed 
at least, to the house that bore me. Monsieur 
reviled me for a skulker, a faineant ; nom de 
diable, he might have remembered his own 
three years of idleness !" 

"Monsieur held put for his religion " 

"Mademoiselle is my religion," he cried, 
and then laughed, not merrily. 

"Pardieu ! for all my pains I have not won 
her. I have skulked and evaded and tempor- 
ized for nothing. I would not join the 
League and break my father's heart; would 
not stand out against it and lose Lorance. I 
have been trying these three years to please 
both the goat and the cabbage with the usual 
ending. I have pleased nobody. I am out of 
Mayenne's books ; he made me overtures and 
I refused him. I am out of my father's books : 
he thinks me a traitor and parricide. And I 
am out of mademoiselle's : she despises me for 
a laggard. Had I gone in with Mayenne I 
had won her. Had I gone in with Monsieur 
I was sure of a command in King Henry's 
army. But I, wanting both, get neither. Be- 
tween two stools I fall miserably to the 
ground. I am but a dawdler, a do-nothing, 
the butt and laughing-stock of all brave men." 

"But I am done with shilly-shally!" he 
added, catching his breath. "For once I shall 
do something. Mile, de Montluc has given 
me a last chance. She has sent for me, and I 
go. If I fall dead on her threshold, I at least 
die looking at her." (Century Co.) From 
Bertha Runkle's "The Helmet of Navarre." 

SEEKING FOR THE LIGHT. 

UPON this dog-day morning, we walked the 
early hours shrouded in mist. Once the 
clouds suddenly opened and the head of Lafay- 
ette looked out from a background of blue; 
then the shifting mists concealed it. This 
ecstatic vision accorded well with the tenor of 
our thoughts and words as we followed a 
veiled path through meadows, seeking for the 
light as plants for the sun. 

"Is there not a ground swell of the sea, an 
undulating movement of a myriad leagues of 
surface, as distinguished from the dash of in- 
dividual waves? So," I said, "there is a 
ground tone of the human soul, the will, the 
purpose, which we distinguish from single 
impulses or acts. I desire most of all that in 
its pulsation the ground tone of my life may 
be in unison with God." 

"Is it not life at its ideal when we are on 
th same plane with Him?" 



"It is so that we may rise above ourselves, 
and receive new life from the Life Infinite." 

"I will daily compare myself with Him, and 
gauge my daily relations to the Ideal char- 
acter which He has revealed, in place of 
measuring myself with the frail and the 
finite." 

"Do you then belittle the Infinite, and com- 
pare yourself with a finite God?" 

"How can we know the Infinite except 
through the limitations He has Himself set in 
revealing Himself in nature, and in man, and 
in human history, and in the Bible story? As 
to his moral attributes, is not Jesus Christ the 
only God we know, and the only standard to 
measure by? In him I can accurately meas- 
ure the Infinite by an Infinite standard, as to 
moral life." 

"Do dry dogmatic formulas, relating to the 
scientific idea of God, offer to struggling hu- 
manity the intense and irresistible attraction 
of a divine life dwelling among us?" 

"If the finite soul hungers after the Infinite 
it i? because it is made so." 

We slept that night and the night following 
upon the top of the mountain. Is there but 
one mountain in the range ? 

It was a night of snow and frost. But the 
first evening and first morning gave us match- 
less cloud views, the vapor hanging like a 
gigantic fleece over all the hillsides. The 
afternoon sun shone down through rifts into 
the green valleys below. Could we ever weary 
of beauty in the making? (Lothrop Pub. Co. 
$i.) Frowt "The Dream of My Youth." 



A ROBIN T 'S song filled the silence, and breath 
of autumn crept in opal hazes among the 
gray tree-trunks. Then there came rolling c. 
wheels, and the chocolate and yellow chariot 
of Sir Archer Baskerville passed the orchard 
gate. Mrs. Gilbert did not turn, nor had the 
occupants of the carriage seen her in the dusk, 
but a footman upon the box observed Mary 
Gilbert, bid the coachman stop, and dismount- 
ing, explained to his master that she whom 
he sought was hard by among the fruit-trees. 
Well pleased to learn the fact, Sir Archer 
alighted, bid his coachman drive to the end 
of the lane, entered the orchard and ap- 
nroached the woman standing there. He un- 
covered his head as he reached her side. 

"Mary Gilbert," he said, "I have come to 
know whether it may be peace between us at 
the last, or whether it is too late?" 

He half offered his hand, and she took it 
and held it for a moment. 

"Man ! man !" she answered, "do you need 
to ask me? Do women like me make war on 
those that loved them ? I have prayed for this 
through many years." 

"It is peace. You forgive me? No need to 
ask that either. May the Lord God be as gen- 
erous to me as you have been, for my record 
is evil. But I will atone as I can. The past 
is past, and past praying for. The future 
they shall be man and wife if they keep in 
that mind. I only ask for time." 

"And I have said to them that you were very 
wise to ask it. I upheld you with all. my might. 



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Both will face life stronger and wiser for that 
waiting." 

"But should I pass away before the time, 
may I ask you to carry out my wishes?" he 
said. 

"'Tis done," she answered. "The boy and 
girl stand with faces to their duty. They de- 
sire to justify themselves in your eyes and 
in the sight of all, and show what manner 
of man and woman they be." 

"And you have forgiven my wickedness ?" 

"These forty years." 

He bowed again. 

"Your sad and penitent friend henceforth," 
he said." 

Once more she extended her hand to him, 
and he took it between his own and bent 
sligntly over it. Then he walked slowly 
away, and the orchard gate fell too noisily be- 
hind him. His carriage drove up to him, and 
he entered it and was gone. 

To the woman mists hiding memory arose 
and diminished, as clouds ascend and vanish 
above some snmmer river at dawn ; and clear 
beneath them shone forth no picture of this 
man under his burden of threescore years 
and ten, but the passionate youth he had 
been, and the frantic figure of him as last he 
swept away from her, near half a century ago. 

Now there had come peace between them, 
and from her soul arose a high song of thank- 
fulness for ancient prayers answered at last. 
(Doubleday. Page & Co. $1.50.) From 
Phillpotts' "The Good Red Earth." 

YOUNG PEOPLE OF TO-DA V. 

"I'M glad that my chatter amuses you, Mr. 
Weatherly." 

"It does so to a very great extent. I have 
always felt a sincere interest in young people ; 
and as I have never had a child of my own, 
I delight to surround myself with young per- 
sons not of my own household. My quarrel 
with the young people of to-day of to-day is 
that they are not young enough." 

"Dp you think that we are too advanced?" 

Quite so, quite so. Nowadays young 
women are always bothering their pretty 
heads about abstruse social problems or the 
higher mathematics; but when I was young 
they had more important things to think of 
such as their latest sfeethearts and their new- 
est bonnets." 

"But we still have bonnets and sweethearts, 
as well as social problems and higher math- 
ematics," I argued. "We may love Rome 
more than we used to do, but not Caesar 
less." 

"Perhaps so, perhaps so, my dear. You 
doubtless still go in for bonnets and sweet- 
hearts, but what bonnets ! and what sweet- 
hearts ! compared with those the girls had 
in my young days." 

"Do you think them so very inferior?" 

"Inferior beyond expression ! Of course I 
cannot see these things for myself; but my 
Rachel reads to me descriptions of the same 
now and again in some modern book or news 
paper, and they make me feel positively un- 
well." 

I laughed. 

"When I was young, continued Mr. 
Weatherly, "a bonnet was well, a bonnet; 



and I can assure you that it placed an almost 
insurmountable barrier betwixt oneself and 
the young woman concealed in the depths 
of it." 

"Like Truth at the bottom of a well." 

"Precisely. To-day, as far as I can gather, 
an impossible butterfly makes a nest of lace 
under the shadow of an artificial rose; and 
there is your bonnet !" 

"It seems like a falling off, I confess," I 
said. "And what about the sweethearts?" 

"There, my dear Ethel, the decadence is 
even more lamentable. In my time a young 
man fell in love with a young woman, and 
never rested till he had made a suitable home 
for her. Now a young man makes at his 
leisure a suitable home; and then, when he 
is middle-aged, furnishes it with the woman 
of his acquaintance who bores him the least." 

"What an awful description!" 

"But," he continued, "to make up for not 
feeling love, modern people talk about it; 
just as they indulge in senseless conversa- 
tion about medical science to make up for 
their lack of health and strength. We have 
more love stories than we used to have, but 
less love; just as we have more dentists than 
we used to have, but fewer teeth." (Appie- 
ton. $1.50.) From Fowler's "Cupid's Gar- 



THE CEREMONY. 

,-espers, on the Friday Heaven's 

choice of him who should become the Christ 
was to be made, the whole of San Rafael, in- 
cluding Dolores, was gathered in high time 
at the church door; and even after Father 
Maria de Jesus had passed in through the 
yielding crowd, they lingered, while he might 
robe, wondering how the choice was to be 
indicated. 

"I believe he is going to be transfigured," 
declared Oestocris. 

Already she had declared that several 
times, each time looking pointedly at her son 
Paez with an expression in her eyes as if she 
already saw his face shine as the sun and his 
raiment white as the light. 

"No," objected Cristoke unsympathetically, 
"there won't be any transfifuration to-day. 
If there is any, it will come later, after the 
fast has commenced. I don't feel as if any- 
thing of that kind was going to happen to- 
day." 

"But who do you think it will be, Cris- 
toke?" asked one dark, gaping youth. 

"Who do you think it will be?" asked Pan- 
chita at the ame time. 

They all spoke subduedly, as people who 
were about to be put to a test. 

"I trust that Our La ly of Continual Bless- 
ing will grant my prayers. I have said five 
hundred rosaries to her. And I am old 
enough to die," answered Cristoke solemnly. 

"But why should he die?" asked Dolores 
of the woman next her. "What do you do to 
the one that is chosen?" 

She had not heard the sermon; and down 
in the vallev only rumors of the cross-bearers' 
festival had reached her. But as she asked 
they began to push into the church, and she 
had no answer. 

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the many dark, shiny polls of the men on the 
right. Underneath his seat on the back nech 
(where he saw everyone, and everyone 
would have to turn to see him), his yellow 
dog lay on the dirt floor. When there was 
a pause he could be heard, now beating with 
his tail on the ground, now rhythmically 
snoring. 

The congregation sang the responses in 
Latin. Only one or two could be read, but 
the priest had taught them by heart. They 
were so well practiced in the beautiful mo- 
notony of plain chant that their strong voices, 
blending harmoniously, holding well the long 
notes, rose and fell in unison. The litanies 
in Spanish everyone knew. This afternoon 
they said one after another of them, until 
there was no one who didn't feel so heartily 
the appeals to San Rafael, to all the saints, 
to Our Lady of Santa Fe, and Our Lady of 
Perpetual Succor, to the Blessed Spirit, and 
to Christ Himself, that his feelings were not 
shining out from his black eyes, at the last 
note, when Father Maria de Jesus turned 
with dignity towards the altar. Kneeling on 
the stey he reached out his arms and rested 
his hands on the altar's edge as he prayed. 
The Penitentes were all on their knees ; every 
eye was fixed on the white-robed figure. 
When they saw, after some space of silence, 
a sight movement of his cope, they made the 
sign of the cross. Then most of them took 
ther rosares; and the women sinking back 
on ther heels, leaned against the benches. 
Everyone said his beads, while the Father in 
his clear, deep voice intoned the prayers. 
.(Bowen-Merrill. $1.50.) From How's "The 
Penitentes of San Rafael." 



TREE DAY AT WELLESLEY. 

TREE Day dawned clear, as Tree Day al- 
ways dawns. But alas for Wellesley tradi- 
tions ! No sooner had the freshmen marched 
sweetly and proudly forth, in all the gaudy 
splendor of a mardigras procession, than sud- 
den twilight fell upon hills and hollows, and 
the splashing rain scattered some twelve hun- 
dred women in a mad rush for the nearest 
shelter. A motley collection of scampering 
figures it was faculty, alumnae, and students, 
figures in academic cap and gown racing with 
long-stepping Japanese maidens who a mo- 
ment before had been mincing along with 
fluttering fans. Mardigras jesters ran with 
trustees, and jeering soohomores in fantastic 
garb chased the crestfallen freshman aids and 
orators, whose faces were as pathetic as their 
damp muslin, into the shelter of the thronged 
College Hall corridors. When it was too late 
for the fun to be continued, the sun shone 
again, and Charlotte, still happy in her be- 
draggled gaudiness, wandered off toward 
Stone Hall and the border of the lake. She 
bailed out a boat that was locked to the little 
pier, and seated herself in the far end to 
think and wonder. Her mind was full of the 
pageant she had seen, and for a brief mo- 
ment, been a part of. The late sun shining 
warmly on dripping leaves and meadow grass 
quickened her thought of how it would have 
looked finally that winding procession along 
the smooth campus, of black-gowned seniors, 



and Japanese juniors, and farcical sophomores 
caricaturing the departments of the college, 
and, last of all, that long, handsome line of 
freshmen, in their rich and sparkling cos- 
tumes of every imaginable design. She drew 
forth a block of paper and a ten-cent fountain 
pen that she had hastily borrowed at college, 
and wrote to Charlie just how she thought 
it would have been. It seemed unkind, be- 
sides spoiling the story, to tell him that there 
had never been any such procession, so she 
wrote on enthusiastically, at the bewildering 
beauty of a real Wellesley Tree Day. The 
dances were the very nicest part of it, she 
said, and the freshman dances were the pret- 
tiest of all. They did it out of doors on the 
green grass at the foot of the hill, and there 
was a figure where one girl had to dance 
alone before all the people. She danced for- 
ward and backward, and she turned round 
and round slowly in her long yellow skirts, 
and everybody clapped and cheered, and the 
girl, she got so hot, and dizzy, and flurried, 
with all the people watching, but she was 
happier than she had ever been before in her 
life. And could he guess who that pretty 
dancing girl was? Because if he couldn't, 
she was not any more than his loving little 
Cherry. (Richard G. Badger & Co. $1.50.) 
From Cook's "Wellesley Stories." 



FOR A CHRISTMAS CHILD. 

TREMBLING again, but this time with fear 
as well as anger, the lone woman caught at 
her treasures, and drew them into her own 
room swiftly. Kneeling down, she dragged 
forth some newspapers stuffed inside the left 
boot, with -heart thumping hard and shaking 
fingers. Then she opened the parcel upon the 
lid of an old trunk. 

Surely yes ! There was a roll that felt 
heavy and hard. 

A mist swam before Sarah's eyes as she 
opened it, counted the separate small piles, 
each wrapped in paper ten of them. But 
were there twenty shining gold pieces in each? 
Yes, yes, yes no ! One sovereign was miss- 
ing. She counted once more, feverishly. It 
was there: all were right. 

And the gloves? They had felt right; so 
she had been less anxious. Still the miser 
hastily reassured herself. A banknote for a 
hundred pounds rolled small and inside each 
finger ten in all. Beneath the bonnet lining 
eight more were secreted. 

All were safe ! Every sovereign, each note ! 

Ah h! A terrible pang shot through poor 
Sarah as she crouched over the fire; cold 
drops came on her brow. 

"Surely," she thought faintly, "this must be 
the beginning of the end." The pain passed 
for the time; but the thought stayed. 

"Little dear! and he is giving his sixpence, 
his all, to some other child to-morrow," she 
reflected, "whilst here is my talent in a nap- 
kin hidden all these many years, useless." 

And Sarah Crosby sat and thought and 
thought. 

At last a great resolve came into the 
woman's mind. (F. M. Buckles & Co.) 
From "The Luck of a Lowland Laddie." 



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Harper, col. por. 12, (Harper's portrait 

collection of short stories t v. i.) net, $i.is. 

The first issue of a series of short stories 

by well-known authors, which are to contain 

colored portraits and to be uniformly bound. 

The titles are : A pair of patient lovers ; The 

pursuit of the piano; A difficult case; The 

magic of a voice ; A circle in the waters. 

JOKAI, MAURUS. The corsair king .(A kaloz 
Kiraly) ; tr. by Mary J. Safford. Page. ' 
16^. $1.25. 

Wild buccaneering adventures, with some 
love making, comprise the life of a young man 
of the early part of the nineteenth century, 
who is forced into the position of a ''corsair 
king." 

JOKAI, MAURUS. Manasseh : a romance of 
Transylvania; retold from the Hungarian 
by Perry Favor Bicknell. L. C. Page. 12. 
$1.50. 



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KENNEDY, SARA BEAUMONT. Joscelyn Ches- 
hire: a story of revolutionary days in the 
Carolinas. Dpubleday, Page. il. 12, $1.50. 
The heroine is a Tory, loved by Richard 
Clevering, a young Continental. With scenes 
from Revolutionary times in the Carolinas 
are included pictures of life in the prison 
hulks of Wallabout Bay. 

LAWSON, ELSWORTH. Euphrosyne and her 
golden book. Stone. 12, $1.25. 

LONDON, JACK. The god of his fathers, and 
other stories. McClure, Phillips. 12", 
$1.50. 

Contents: The god of his fathers; The 
great interrogation; Which make men remem- 
ber ; Swash ; The man with the gash ; Jan, 
the unrepentant ; Grit of women ; Where the 
trail forks ; A daughter of the Aurora ; At the 
rainbow's end; The scorn of women. 

LOVER'S .(The) replies to "An Englishwoman's 
love-letters." Dodd, Mead & Co. 12, net, 
$i. 

A series of letters claiming to be the replies 
of the man to whom "An Englishwoman's 
love-letters" were written. They are pub- 
lished, it is said, to vindicate his honor, and 
to let the world attach the responsibility of 
the broken engagement to the real circum- 
stances. 

LUSH, C. K. The autocrats : a novel. Double- 
day, Page & Co. 12, $1.50. 
One of the most remarkable characters i-i 
the novel is a man who is a conspicuous figure 
in municipal affairs. The others who play 
prominent parts are bankers, promoters, 
newspaper men, etc. The interest centres in 
an incident of western life and the enterpris- 
ing efforts of capitalists and politicians to se- 
cure a street railway franchise; this combined 
action leads to the forming of the dreaded 
modern trust and other social evils. 

MAGNUSSEN, EIRIKR, and MORRIS, W. Three 
northern love stories and other tales; from 
the Icelandic. New ed. Longmans, Green 
& Co. 12, $2. 

MAGRUDER, JULIA. A sunny southerner. L. 

C. Page. il. 16, $1.25. 

A love story with the scene in Virginia ; 
the two principal characters are a southern 
girl and a northern man. 

MASON, ALFRED E. WOODLEY. Ensign Knight- 
ley and other stories. Stokes. 12, $1.50. 
Fifteen short stories, the leading one f-rom 

which the volume takes its name, being laid 

in Tangiers. 

MUNRO, NEIL. Dcom Castle: a romance 
Doubleday, Page & Co. 12, $1.50. 
A story with a mystery; the scene is an old 

castle off the coast of Scotland. 

NORRIS. MARY HARRIOTT. The grapes of 
wrath : a tale of North and South. Small, 
Maynard. il. 12, $1.50. 
A story of the Civil War, beginning in the 

May of 1864 and ending with the surrender of 

General Lee. 

PIERSON, ALICE. A prairie flower: [a story.] 
Abbey Press, por. 12, 50 c. 



POTTER, MARGARET HORTON. The House of 

de Mailly: a romance. Harper. 12, $1.50. 

A love story of the days when Louis xv. 

sat on the French throne. The scene shifts 

from the corrupt and intriguing court of Ver- 

sailles and Paris to colonial Maryland, and 

the romance is brought to a happy conclusion. 

PRESTON, SYDNEY H. The abandoned farmer. 
Scribner. 12, $1.25. 

RICHARDSON, S. Clarissa; or, the history of 
a young lady; condensed by C. H. Jones. 
Holt. 16, $i. 

SHARTS, Jos. Ezra Caine. Stone. 12, $1.25. 

STEPHENSON, NATHANIEL. They that took the 

sword. Lane. 12, $1.50. 

Cincinnati is the scene of these pictures of 
the Civil War; the story begins in 1862 and 
shows very vividly the two opposing elements 
that existed in Ohio. Lincoln is brought in 
towards the end. 

TOMLINSON, EVERETT TITSWORTH. Elder 
Boise: a novel. Doubleday, Page. 12, 
$1.50. 

A novel, dealing with the experience of a 
young minister in a country town, and the 
amusing manifestations of human nature 
when untrammelled by city conventionalities. 

TOWNSEND, E. WATERMAN. Days like these : 
a novel. Harper. 12, (American novel 
ser., no. 5.) $1.50. 

Rose Cavendish, a poor girl, inherits a for- 
tune from her uncle, a rich contractor. She 
is launched into New York society, makes a 
great social success, and finally accepts the 
man she loves, Horace Maxwell, a young 
lawyer. Society folk, the people of the tene- 
ments, the toughs of the slums, political 
bosses, etc., all figure in the scenes of this 
story of New York life. 



y . 

VOYNICH, Mrs. ETHEL LILLIAN BOOLE. Jack 
Raymond. Lippincott. 12, $1.50. 

WHEN we were twenty-one: a love story 
based upon H. V. Esmond's play of the 
same name. Ogilvie. il. 12, pap., 25 c. 



BALDWIN, JA. The discovery of the old 

northwest and its settlement by the French. 

Amer. Book Co. 12, (Eclectic school 

readings.) 50 c. 

A connected series of sketches of the dis- 
covery and colonization of the old northwest 
that section of the country lying west of 
the Alleghanies and bounded by the Missis- 
sippi, the Ohio, and the great lakes. 



Pompeii ; with a preface 
Co. 12 \ 



GUSMAN, PIERRE. 
by Max Collignon. Dodd, Mead & 
net, $12.50. 

ROCHE, JA. JEFFREY. By-ways of war: the 
story of the Filibusters. Small, Maynard. 
por. map, 12, $1.50. 

A history of Filibustering and the Filibus- 
ters. The writer goes back to the days of 
the Norsemen for his first examples of fili- 
bustering. Coming down to the last century 
in the United States he includes Aaron Burr's 



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proposed expedition with that of others into 
Mexico, the various expeditions to Cuba, and 
finally the expedition of William Walker to 
Nicaragua. The story of this latter expedi- 
tion, with its many exciting incidents, takes 
up the greater part of the narrative. 

THORPE, FRANCIS NEWTON. History of the 
American people. McClurg. 8, net, $1.50. 
The publishers claim that this work fills a 
gap in our literature which the late Moses 
Coit Tyler pointed out "the need for a one- 
volume history of our country which is at 
once exact in scholarship and readable as lit- 
erature." It covers the period from the dis- 
covery of America to the present time. Mr. 
Thorpe is the author of "A constitutional his- 
tory of the American people" and "The con- 
stitutional history of the United States." 



STREAMER. VOLNEY, comp. Book titles from 
Shakespeare. Brentano's. sq. 16, pap., 
net, 50 c. 

WRATISLAW, THEODORE. Algernon Charles 
Swinburne: a study. Wessels. por. 12, 
(English writers of to-day.) $1.25. 



LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Abe Lincoln's yarns and 
stories ; anecdoes, witty sayings, and 
jokes, told by Abraham Lincoln ; with in- 
trod. and anecdotes by Alex. K. McClure. 
W. W. Wilson, il. subs., $2.25- hf. mor., 
$3 ; mor., $3.75. 

STUART, Mrs. RUTH MCNERY. The snow- 
cap sisters: a burlesque. Harper. 16, 
pap., 25 c. 



With a brief biography of 
nalysis or exposition of his p 
orks, with long extracts from the poems 



.. 

winburne is in 
rose and poetic 



. PHILOSOPHY. 



CHAPIN, C. VALUE, M.D. Municipal sanita- 
tion in the United States. Snow & Farn- 
ham. 8, $5. 



FRANCKE, KUNO. History of German litera- 
ture as determined by social forces. 4th ed. 
.(enl.) of the author's "Social forces in Ger- 
man literature." Holt. 8, $2.50. 

FRETWELL, J. The Christian in Hungarian 
romance: a study of Maurus Jokai's novel 
"There is a God ; or. the people who love 
but once." Ja. H. West Co. il. 16, $i. 
An analytical review of "Egy az isten," 
which is published in English under the title 
"Manasseh." The review illustrates the man- 
ner in which the great Hungarian novelist 
solves for the Hungarian people such prob- 
lems as are presented to English readers by 
Hall Caine in "The Christian." 

NETTLETON, G. H., ed. Specimens of the 
short story; ed., with introds. and notes. 
Holt. 16, (English readings.) net, 50 c. 
Contents: The superannuated man, by C. 
Lamb; Rip Van Winkle, by Washington Irv- 
ing; The great stone face, by Nathaniel Haw- 
thorne ; The purloined letter, by Edgar Allan 
Poe ; Phil Fogarty, by W. Makepeace Thack- 
eray; Dr. Manette's manuscript, by Charles 
Dickens ; The outcasts of poker flat, by Fran- 
cis Bret Harte; Robert Louis Stevenson, by 
Markheim. 

SEYFFERT, OSCAR. Dictionary of classical an- 
tiquities, mythology, religion, literature and 
art; rev. and ed., with additions, by H. 
Nettleship and J. E. Sandys. New [6th] 
cheaper ed. Macmillan. il. 8, net, $2.25. 



MOORE, VIDA F. The ethical aspects of 
Lotze's metaphysics. Macmillan. 8, (Cor- 
nell studies in philosophy, no. 4.) pap., net, 
75 c. 

WOOD, H. The symphony of life: a series of 
constructive sketches and interpretations. 
Lee & Shepard. 12, $1.25. 
Contents: From the pre-Adamic to the hu- 
man ; In the bush ; The human body as a tem- 
ple; Christ was asleep; The oneness of life 
and being ; Evolutionary reconciliation ; Near- 
er to Nature's heart ; What is the meaning of 
evil?; What is the higher law?; Selfishness 
and nervousness; What is disease?, etc. 

NATURE AND SCIENCE. 

BABCOCK, C. AMANZO. Bird day; how to pre- 
pare for it. Silver, Burdett & Co. 12, 50 c. 
Contents: History of the movement for 
"Bird day"; The value of birds; The de- 
struction of birds; Plan of study; Further 
suggestions ; Directions for written work ; 
Programs for bird day ; The poets and the 
birds; Objects and results of Bird day; Some 
representative birds. 

BIGNELL, EFFIE. Mr. Chupes and Miss Jenny : 
the life story of two robins. Baker & Tay- 
lor Co. il. 12, $i. 

An account of the life in capitivity of two 
birds. 

DICKERSON, MARY C. Moths and butterflies ; 
with 200 photographs from life by the au- 
thor. Ginn. 8, $2.50. 
The author is head of the department of 
biology and nature study in the Rhode Island 
Normal School, Providence, R. I. The book 
is entirely untechnical in its treatment of the 
subject. It will identify by means of photo- 
graphs from life forty common forms ia 
caterpillar, chrysalis, or cocoon, and adult 
stages. It makes clear the external structure 
adapting the creature to its life; it describes 
and illustrates the changes in form from 
caterpillar to chrysalis, from chrysalis to but- 
terfly. 

GOING, MAUD, [E. M. Hardinge," pseud.] 
With the wild flowers from pussy-willow 
to thistle-down: a rural chronicle of our 
flower friends and foes, describing them 
under their familiar English names. Rev. 
ed. Baker & Taylor Co. 12, $i. 

HERRICK, FRANCIS HOBART. The home life of 
wild birds: a new method of the study and 
photography of birds ; 141 il. from nature 
by the author. Putnam, sq. 4, net, $2.50. 
To describe and illustrate a new means of 

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has been learned by its aid concerning the 
lives of some of our common birds is the 
main purpose of this volume. It is a popular 
study of birds in action, and is chiefly con- 
cerned with the homes or nests and their oc- 
cupants. 

HOWARD, L. O. Mosquitoes ; how they live, 
how they carry disease, how they are clas- 
sified, how they may be destroyed. Mc- 
Clure, Phillips & Co. il.'i2, net, $1.50. 
This book tells what is known about mos- 
quitoes from the biological point of view, 
from the medical point of view, and from 
the practical side. An especial effort has been 
made to show, in a straightforward way, to 
physicians how the different kinds of mos- 
quitoes can be distinguished and to indicate 
the characteristic habits and breeding-places 
of those forms which spread malaria and yel- 
low fever. Directions are given for collecting 
mosquitoes, and for rearing in their early 
stages, and the remedial measures that should 
be adopted in mosquito-ridden neighborhoods. 

SERVISS, GARRETT PUTMAN. Pleasures of the 
telescope: an illustrated guide for amateur 
astronomers and a popular description of 
the chief wonders of the heavens for gen- 
eral readers. Appleton. il. 8, $1.50. 



BROWNE, W. TREVELYAN. Joy bells: [poems.] 
G. W. Dillingham Co. por. 12, $1.50. 

GREAT plays (French and German) by Cor- 
neille, Moliere, Racine, Lessing, Schiller, 
and Hugo; with biographical notes, and a 
critical introduction by B. Matthews. [Al- 
dine ed.] Appleton. por. facsim. 8, (The 
world's great books.) subs., $3. 

POLITICAL AND SOCIAL. 

ADAMS, T. S. The financial problems of 
Porto Rico. Amer. Acad. Pol. Science. 
8, (Publications of the society, no. 303.) 
pap., 15 c. 

CALKINS, RAYMOND. Substitutes for the sa- 
loon: an investigation made for the Com- 
mittee of Fifty under the direction of Fran- 
cis G. Peabody. Elgin R. L. Gould, and W. 
M. Sloane. Hougnton, Mifflin. 12, net, 
$1.30. 

Based on fa.cts gathered by special inves- 
tigators in fifteen of the larger American cit- 
ies. Points out the causes of the hold of the 
saloons on the community, and discusses the 
number of them, their attractions, their fur- 
nishing food and warmth as we.ll as drink, 
and the difficulty of displacing them. Shows 
the progress made by substitutes for the sa- 
loon lunch-rooms, coffee-houses, social clubs, 
athletic clubs, settlements, reading-rooms, 
gymnasiums, etc. 

CARLTLE. W. WARRAND. Evolution of mod- 
em money. Macmillan. 8, net. $2.50. 

FLYNT, JOSIAH, [pseud, for Josialr Flynt Wil- 
lard.] The world of graft. McClure, 
Phillips & Co. 12, $1.25. 

HILL. MABEL, comp. Liberty documents ; 
with contemporary exposition and critical 
comments drawn from various writers ; se- 



lected and prepared by Mabel Hill ; ed., 
with introd., by Albert Bushnell Hart. 
Longmans, Green & Co. 8, $2. 

HOWLAND, F. HOPPIN. The chase of Det Wet 
and other later phases of the Boer war as 
seen by an American correspondent. Pres- 
ton & Rounds Co. 8, $1.50. 
Contents: From the Solent to Table Bay; 
Cape Town in 1900; The censor at Bloem- 
fontein ; Seeking the elusive front ; The front 
at last ; The vast land of the Boers ; Fitting: 
out for the front ; The relief of Vryburg ; In- 
vading the Transvaal ; Outwitting De Wet at 
Potchefstroom ; Seeking Lord Methuen ; The 
chase of De Wet begins; De Wet at bay 0:1 
the Vaal. Writer was war correspondent for 
the London Daily Mail and the Providence- 
Journal. 

INTERNATIONAL year-book (The) : a compen- 
dium of the world's progress during the 
year 1900; editor, Frank Moore Colby; 
consulting editor, Harry Thurston Peck. 
Dodd, Mead & Co. 8, $3-$5. 
Alphabetically arranged in encyclopaedic 
form; articles are given on every subject 
in home and international politics that hav~ 
engaged the public's attention during the past 
year such as the events in China and South 
Africa, the Presidential campaign, sociology, 
economics, etc. Articles on Music, Litera- 
ture English and American science both 
pure and applied medicine, on prominent per- 
sons who died, etc. A series of articles 
sketching briefly the progress of the century 
in various departments of art. science ani 
literature, with tables and statistics, supple- 
ment the main alphabet. 

LANDOR, A. PI. SAVAGE. China and the allies. 
Scribner. 2 v., il. 8, net, $7.50. 

MEXICO: a geographical sketch; with special 
reference to economic conditions and pros 
pects of future development; comp. by Bu- 
reau of the Amer. Republics. Government 
Print. Office. 8, pap., n. p. 
Contains a geographical and historical 
sketch; Ethnology and archaeology of Mex- 
ico, by Prof. O. T. Mason ; Government and 
constitutional organization army and navy; 
Political division ; The states ; Agriculture ; 
Stock raising; Mines and mining; Industries- 
and manufactures ; Commerce ; Financial or- 
ganization Public debt ; Mints, currency, 
banks and banking; Rairoads; Telegraph an-.t 
telephone lines ; Religion ; Cost of living, etc. 
Bibliography (6 p.) and cartography (18 p.). 

SPORTS AND AMUSEMENTS. 

COUP, W. C. Sawdust and spangles: stories, 
and secrets of the circus. Stone. 12, $1.50. 

PARET, J. PARMLY. The woman's book of 
sports: a practical guide to physical de- 
velopment and outdoor recreation; il. from 
photographs by the author. Appleton. 12, 
net, $i. 

Contents: Introduction; A rudimentary les- 
son in golf ; Lawn-tennis for beginners ; How 
to sail a catboat ; The useful art of swim- 
ming; The use and abuse of bicycling; Bas- 
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and development; Men's sports from a wom- 
an's viewpoint Football, Baseball, Yacht- 
racing, Rowing, Athletics. 

THEOLOGY, RELIGION AND SPECULATION. 

DRESSER, HORATIO WILLIS. The Christ ideal : 
a study of the spiritual teachings of Jesus. 
Putnam, nar. 16, net, 75 c. 
Contents: The spiritual method; The king- 
dom of God ; The kingdom of man ; The fall 
of man; The new birth; Christ and nature; 
The ethics of Jesus ; The denunciations ; The 
Christ life. 

HALL, G. F. Tabernacle talks; intrpd. re- 
marks from the pen of Jessie Williams. 
Laird & Lee. por. 12, (Library of choice 
fiction, no. 27.) pap., 50 c. 

JACK, JA. W. Daybreak in Livingstonia : the 
story of the Livingstonia mission, British 
Central Africa; rev., with an introd., by 
Rob. Laws, D.D. Revell. map, il. 12, 
net, $1.50. 

JONES, JENKIN LLOYD. A search for an in- 
fidel : bits of wayside gospel. 2d ser. Mac- 
millan. 12, $1.50. 

PETERS, MADISON CLINTON. D.D. Birds of 
the Bible. Baker & Taylor. 12, net, 50 c. 
50 c. 

Eight sermons on the eagle, the dove, the 
swallow, the peacock, and other birds men- 
tioned in the Bible. 

WORCESTER, ELWOOD, D.D. The Book of Gen- 
esis in the light of modern knowledge. 
McClure, Phillips & Co. i il. 12, $3. 
Lectures delivered by the Rector of St. 
Stephen's Church, Phila., on Sunday after- 
noons during the winter of 1898-1899. Con- 
tents: A general introduction; Critical sur- 
vey; Composition of Genesis and character 
of its narratives; What is the Book of Gen- 
esis ? ; The eternal problem ; The creation 
story ; The chaos monster in the Old Testa- 
ment; Adam and Eve; Eden in the mythol- 
ogy of the nations ; Cain and Abel ; Two sto- 
ries of the deluge, etc. 

USEFUL ARTS. 

JAMES, G. WHARTON. Indian basketry. H. 

Malkan. il. 8, $2. 

A popular treatise, describing the baskets 
and basket-makers of the great American 
southwest, the Pacific coast and Alaska. 
Chapters on : Basketry, the mother of pot- 
tery ; Basketry in Indian legend ; Basketry 
in Indian ceremonial ; Basket-making people ; 
Materials and colors used in Indian basketry; 
Weaves or stitches, forms and designs ; Sym- 
bolism of Indian basketry, etc. Bibliography 
of Indian basketry (2 p.) Profusely illus- 
trated. 

Cooks for tlje foung. 

KENYON, WALTER J. First years in handi- 
craft. Baker & Taylor Co. sq. ;8, $i. 
A handbook of handicraft rather than 
"sloyd," or manual training; intended to 
show children how to make useful things 
with the ruler, pencil, and scissors, either at 
home or at school. 



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OWEN JOHNSON. The author of the novel 
"Arrows of the Almighty," which is pub- 
lished by the Macmillan Company, according 
to the Evening Telegram is the grandson of 
Judge Nimrod Johnson, who was at one time 
a law partner of Governor Morton, the war 
Governor of Indiana. His is an old Indiana 
family, a member of which, Henry N. John- 
son, represented Indiana in Congress not so 
long ago. This is Mr. Owen Johnson's first 
appearance as a writer. He was chairman of 
the Yale Literary Magazine, and was in the 
class of 1900. 

JEREMIAH CURTIN, TRANSLATOR OF "Quo 
VADIS." It seems that "Quo Vadis" has a se- 
quel which is now being put into English by 
Mr. Jeremiah Curtin. It will first make its 
appearance in this country in serial form, 
probably covering a year or more. Concern- 
ing the translator, it may be added that he 
has just returned from a trip around the 
world, and is now staying in Chicago. He is 
also at work on a volume descriptive of his 
travels, and on another pertaining to the 
"Buriats" of Russia. This people is said to 
be the only real primitive Mongolian tribe in 
existence. 

How WOMEN SHOULD DRESS FOR TENNIS. 
J. Parmly Paret in "The Woman's Book of 
Sports," published by the Appletons, tells 
women how to dress for tennis, as follows : 

"As to dress for women in tennis, a short 
skirt is absolutely necessary in order to ru.i 
about the court with any freedom. One or 
two of the best American players wear 
starched skirts of white duck, quite short, 
and they keep out of the way of the legs bet- 
ter than anything else an important point to 
be considered in any game where running 
about and auick turns give the skirts a ten- 
dency to wind around the knees in a way that 
makes it impossible always to start quickly. 
A loose waist, preferably a shirt waist, is 
also necessary to give freedom in the use of 
the arms, and it is much wiser to play with- 
out corsets, if possible, although it must be 
admitted that few women do so." 

Miss GWENDOLEN OVERTON. The following 
particulars regarding Miss Gwendolen Over- 
ton, the author of "The Heritage of Unrest," 
one of the best novels of the present season, 
are taken from the San Francisco Argonaut: 

"Miss Overton is an American, and is from 
a long line of ancestors of that nationality. 
She was born at a United States military 
post on the plains, is about twenty-five years 
of age, and has spent much time among the 
people and in the environment she has used 
as a background for her story. She speaks 
French and Spanish, has lived abroad, and 
was educated principally in Paris. She was 
considered one of the finest horsewomen in 
the army. Her first story was printed in the 
Evening Star, of Washington, D. C., abot.t 
1800 (apparently at the age of fourteen). 
Since then she has been a frequent contrib- 
utor of short stories to the Argonaut and 
many Eastern magazines. Miss Overton re- 
sides in Los Angeles." 



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Jfre0ll*8t NetDS. William W. Stilson. The book is written in 
untechnical language, though strictly in ac- 
cord with the best scientific opinion. The au- 

Miss EUGENIA BROOKS FROTHINGHAM s thor is the f oun d e r and first president of the 

novel, The Turn of the Road, which was only American society for the study of ferns, 

published in February last, has reached the The book con tains eight full-page plates in 

tenth thousand, and the demand for it seems co lors. 

D. APPLETON & Co. will shortly issue "The 

THE HOME PUBLISHING COMPANY have just Beleaguered Forest," a novel by Ella W. 

ready "In the House of His Friends, a new p eat tie ; "The Seal of Silence," by Arthur R. 

novel by Richard Henry Savage dealing with Conder, who. like the author of "David 

the dark days of 1861, when the events re- Harum," died before the publication of his 

corded in this story clouded the White House first book) which is pronounced a great siic- 

and the War Department. A book to be read cess in E ng i an d. "The Story of Books," by 

with "Henry Bourland and The Crises. Gertrude B. Rawlings, will be the new yol- 

HENRY T COATES & Co. have just ready "A H me . , n th f s f J es , w ^ch has so richly justified 

Summer Hymnal," a romance of Tennessee, * s ' tltle ,^P^on s Library of Useful Stones 

bv John Trotwood Moore, author of "Ole A dmiral E 7 ans s A Sa ' Ior s L 8 has had 

Mistis" : and "Crankisms," by Lisle de Vaux lts slxth P nntin g- 

Matthewman, biting, cynical satire comple- CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS have publish?.! 
mented by delightfully witty drawings by "American Leaders and Heroes." a prelim- 
Clare Victor Dwiggins, of which we hope to inary text-book in United States history, by 
show one or two in our next issue. Wilbur F. Gordy; "The Confederate States 
J F. TAYLOR & Co. have just issued "A of Anierica, 1861-1865 : a Financial and Indus- 
Drone and a Dreamer," an American love ^lal ,pl 8t 7 u f u - S t J^ S ? G n? 
ctnrv hv Mpicnn T InvH tho aiithnr of "Thp War," by John Christopher Schwab; "The 
ChSnic'Loale? '' ^^vefof Pennsylvania Great Epic of India," by Edward Washbum 
and "The Van Dwellers," by Albert Bigelow ^ opkl "' ; and , _ R esearch ,^ rs , * rol th , e 
Paine, the author of "The Bread Line," a Kent Chemical Laboratory, edited by Frank 
humorous account of a simple honest family A stin Gooch > the , la f ** b ^? the fir ^ 
injheir strenuous .quest for a home in New ^ ^^ ^^^S^^^. 

The second edition of Sydney Herman Pres- 

FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY have now ton's "The Abandoned Farmer" is already on 
ready "Our Ferns in Their Haunts," a guide the market; and Edith Wharton's "Crucial 
to all the native species, by Willard Nelson Instances" is coming into its sure and lasting 
Clute, with more than 200 illustrations by success. 

JUST PUBLISHED: 

IN THE HOUSE OF HIS FRIENDS 

A Novel by COL. RICHARD HENRY SAVAGE, 

Author of "My Official Wife," Etc. 

ONE of the most thrilling episodes of American political and military history has waited 
forty years for the pen of the novelist ! 

In this most startling story the veil is lifted, at last, which clouded the White House and 
War Department in the dark days of Sixty-one. 

Presidents, great senators, mighty commanders, splendid women have passed away, and 
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JOHN 

THE work 'of the brilliant man whose life 
was cut short on Thursday, July 4, says The 
Nation, is doubtless best described as that of 
a purveyor of knowledge to the commonalty. 
John Fiske's mind was powerful, but not 
originating. He knew what true learning 
was, and where it was; and it was his de- 
light and highest function to go into the work- 
shops of the great laborers in philosophy and 
in history, and come out to tell the world 
what they were doing. He was essentially a 
lecturer. 



said Lowell of himself, ruefully. But lectur- 
ing may be made so much of a fine art that 
i- may almost be said to be itself creative. 
It was so in Fiske's hands. For mastery of 
his subject without dulness, for lucidity and 
charm and fresh enthusiasm, we probably 
have never had his like at least, in the ab- 
struser philosophical and historical subjects 
which it was his joy to expound and illu- 
minate. 



FISKE. 

His chosen and successful role was thus 
that of a popularizer of useful knowledge. 
His early writings in elucidation of Herbert 
Spencer, for example, probably had ten read- 
ers in this country where the original works 
of the evolutionary philosopher had one. The 
reason was that Fiske had the gift of exposi- 
tion, and was able, by his style, as no man 
ever accused Spencer of being, to make phil- 
osophy as musical as is Apollo's lute. If 
Huxley was, as he boasted, the "bull-dog" of 
Darwin, Fiske was the mocking-bird of Spen- 
cer. And to him, above all lecturers and in- 
terpreters, may rightly be -applied Coleridge's 
famous distinction between "popularize" and 
"plebificate." John Fiske was no smatterer. 
If it is true that other men labored an i he en- 
tered into their labors, it was by no royal 
road. He went to the sources as well as they; 
he was able to check off their work, and so to 
escape the danger of their leading him around 
by the nose. His own industry was enormous, 
his reading of a tremendous sweep, his pas- 
sion for 'investigation like a living fountain 



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within him, and his curiosity ever unsated. 
So it was the real thing he gave out to the 
public genuine scholarship, first-han.-i infor- 
mation, and not the mere echo of his author- 
ities. 

His fruitful labors in American history will 
be his best bid for remembrance. The fashion 
of philosophy changeth, and his wrirngs on 
speculative evolution are already left behind. 
Yet it was the evolutionary principle applied 
tu history which, with his unflagging inquiry 
and ransacking of the sources, made Fiske's 
books on our own history the fresh and ef- 
fective contributions they are. He looked 
everywhere for historical continuity, for or- 
derly development, for inheritance of political 
institutions as well as of blood, and lor their 
natural variation under a changed environ- 
ment. We presume that no other man did so 
much to correct the old popular notions about 
the philosophy of the American Revolution. 
To Fiske, as to the clearest-headed English 
writers, as to Lecky, Sir George Trevelyan, 
and John Morley, the Revolution of the 
American colonies was simply an episode in 
the historic English struggle for liberty. No 
doubt it was the conception of evolution, 
firmly fixed in Fiske's mind by the studies of 
his young manhood, which enabled h : m after- 
wards to throw such illumination upon the 
beginnings of our national life. 

For such a work as he wrought, two con- 
ditions are necessary. First, you mu^t have a 
kind of incurable boyishness in your great 
popularizer. He must take a simple- delight 
in his own discoveries and acquisitions. He 
must be as na'if as a child in bringing forward 
his treasures for the public to inspect. With 
this must go an unfailing spring of activity, a 
hunger for work, and a kind of glad irrespon- 
sibility for everything except the peculiar 
labors he delights in. This was confessedly 
Fiske's temperament; and to supplement it 
there existed just what he needed, and with- 
out which his career would have been im- 
possible namely, his predestined audience. 
He had, in other words, a vast and growing 
reading and listening public, imperfectly in- 
structed, but eager to learn. It was aware, 
in a vague way, that new thoughts were astir 
in the world, that science had made vast 
strides, and that history was being rewritten ; 
but it had no man, till John Fiske came along, 
to act as a trusty intermediary between sound 
learning and popular misapprehension. It 
was, therefore, a beautiful instance of adap- 
tation to environment which John Fiske pre- 
sented. He knew the best that was thought 
and written ; he had a pre-eminent faculty for 



setting forth what he knew ; and more and 
more thousands of people looked up to him to 
be fed. Unquestionably he reached and in- 
fluenced greater numbers than could have been 
touched by his personality if he had chosen to 
be a regularly attached professor in the uni- 
versity. His forte was, as we have said, lec- 
turing. After hearing him you would not 
say, as Lowell said was your impression after 
hearing Emerson lecture, that "something 
beautiful had passed that way"; but you would 
say that such an expository gift, such lucidity 
combined with such learning, marked their 
possessor out as a prince of his art. 

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the appearance of an important work to which 
his last few years were devoted his "His- 
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tion to the History of All Nations under the 
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Fiske had finished the proof-reading of his Last Years of the Nineteenth Century. 

first two volumes, "The Colonization of the THE writing of contemporaneous history is 

New World" and "The Independence of the confessedly a task of great delicacy and diffi- 

New World," while the third volume. "The culty. At the best it can hardly be more than 

Modern Development of the New World." a collection of material, the arrangement of 

was left in a complete state, excepting the in- which in proper proportion and perspective 

dex. The twenty-four volumes of the series and the treatment of which in any true ju- 




EMPRESS OF RUSSIA. 



of which it forms a part will appear next 
autumn. 

Professor Fiske had accepted the invitation 
of a committee of Englishmen to deliver an 
address at the King Alfred millenary at Win- 
chester this summer, and had arranged to sail 
for England early this month. 

The Atlantic Monthly for August contains 
an excellent estimate of John Fiske. probably 
written by the editor. Bliss Perry ; The North 
American has an article by Mrs. Van Rens- 
selaer on Mr. Fiske's Dutch and Quaker 
colonies in America ; The Critic's contribu- 
tion is by George L. Beer; John Graham 
has written on Fiske for The Review of 
Reviews, and Edward Cary for The Book 
Buyer. 



dicial sense must be defe'rred. Mrs. Latimer 
is not dismayed, however, by the embarrass- 
ments of the undertaking, and in her "Last 
Years of the Nineteenth Century" has added 
another volume to a useful series. She has 
concisely sketched the leading movements in 
the world's history during the last twenty-five 
years, grouping them in six parts, namely: 
France, Russia and Turkey, England, Africa, 
Italy and Austro-Hungary. and Spain. Rap- 
idly, and with a commendable degree of ac- 
curacy and fairness, she has reviewed the 
great events around these pivotal points, and 
her chapters will be found useful for reference 
apart from their mere interest as reading 
matter. There is a good index. (McClurg. 
$2.) Boston Literary World. 



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The Bolivian Andes. 

IN this volume Sir Martin Con way has 
added to his already world-wide fame as a 
mountain climber. His observations and ad- 
ventures make interesting reading, partly be- 
cause his style is pleasant and easy, partly 
because he describes a part of the world that 
is little known. Unless, however, the reader 
happens to be an enthusiast on the subject of 
mountain climbing a sport in itself the in- 
formation here given regarding the general 
nature of the countries traversed and their 
people will be the matter of greatest interest. 
About the harshest thing Sir Martin has to 
say of the people is that they take too many 
holidays, while of their country he cannot 
say too much in praise so far as its resources 
are concerned. The mines, forest, and com- 
munications of Bolivia are mainly undevel- 
oped, and the author found 'that "it was the 
desire of men of all parties to attract foreign, 
and particularly English and United States, 
capital to open up the great wealth of the 
country." Gold, silver, copper, tin, antimony, 
and the other metals exist in profusion. The 
india-rubber forests beyond Sorata are de- 
-scribed at length because the author believes 
that it is "as a portal to a great gold region, 
not improbably as rich and important as the 
Rand, that Sorata is destined to attain world 
renown sooner or later." And the explorer 
heaid no complaints of unfair treatment of 
investors by the government. 

The activity of the Germans in South 
America is an old story. Sir Martin adds 
another chapter to it. At La Paz and in its 



neighborhood he found only three Americans 
and Englishmen, the foreign colony was com- 
posed almost entirely of Germans engaged in 
retail trade. But at Aruro, on his way to the 
coast, there were forty Englishmen managing 
mines or machinery. "Speaking generally, 
this was characteristic of South America: 
where work was to be done involving the 
management of men in any numbers, or of 
machinery, there was generally an English- 
speaking person in control ; whereas, where 
it was a question of selling cheap goods to 
suit the local trade and requirements, such 
trade was in the hands of the Germans. Ger- 
many has learned what England has not 
learned, the profitableness of exploring her 
shop-keepers." 

Illustrations from photographs add to the 
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Westerfelt. 

THE sixth issue of Harper's twelve Ameri- 
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John Westerfelt, whose thoughtless fickleness 
has been the cause of the tragedy, is stricken 
with remorse. He leaves the village and goes 
to Cartwright. In a hand-to-hand fight with 
a Georgia moonshiner, Toot Wambush 



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which is described with thrilling realistic ef- 
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the proprietress, Mrs. Floyd, and her daugh- 
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tion from Toot Wambush, the moonshiner, 
and Westerfelt, who is of a superior family, 
fights against his infatuation for Harriet be- 
cause he believes her capable of loving such a 
desperado as Wambush. The Whitecaps ap- 
pear m the story, and Westerfelt is saved 
from them by the spirit and fidelity of Harriet, 
who conceals from him the fact that she loves 
him. There are misunderstandings and lov- 
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revival, with many realistic scenes native to 
these neighborhoods. There is no negro dia- 
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usua! strength and finesse. .(Harper. $i 50.) 



Understudies. 

Miss WILKINS, whose curt, bright observa- 
tion and snappy idiomatic expression have 
never impressed us so favorably in her labored 
novels as in her sketchy stories, is at her 
best, we think, in the dozen curious little sto- 
ries which she has grouped together here as 
SD many delineations of the lives and hearts 
of the animate and inanimate people of na- 
turecats, monkeys, squirrels, parrots among 
the former, and mountain laurels, peonies and 
morning-glories among the latter, and to 
which she has imparted enough of humanity 
in the abstract, or enough of certain types 
of men and women in the concrete, as to 
justify her in presenting them to us as their 



Understudies. These stories belong in a 
measure to the fabulous narrations which, 
originating at an early period among the peo- 
ples of the far East, have reached us as the 
productions of Pilpay, -lEsop, and others, but 
with such differences that they may now.be 
said to be their distant, if not their poor rela- 
tions. They do not impress us as represent- 
ing the healthiest and best aspects of human 
beings their impulsive actions, their good na- 
ture, as one may say, but their darker quali- 
ties, their meanness and their malignity, and 
the verisimilitude is not a pleasant one, for 
through all the cleverness of these studies we 
feel, or fancy we feel, an indefinable bitter- 
ness, a sense of contemptuous scorn, a de- 
pressing, painful cynicism. We may not 
wholly disown, but we certainly dislike our, or 
shall we say Miss Wilkins's "Understudies."* 
(Harper. $1.50.) Mail and Express. 



Talks on Civics. 

THE aim of this book is certainly com- 
mendable, and the author is well qualified for 
the work that he has undertaken. He is thor- 
oughly informed, he is a clear thinker, and 
he writes in a plain and forcible style. It is 
an ambitious design to declare the whole 
duty of the citizen but it is carried out with 
as much success as could reasonably be an- 
ticipated ; perhaps with more success than any 
similar attempt has attained. Whatever short- 
comings may be observed are to be attributed 
more to the vast scope of the undertaking, 
and to the controversial nature of many of 
the subjects treated, than to any deficiency in 




ight, 1901, by Harper & Brothers. 



PALM AVENUE, PANAMA. 



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the author's equipment. He has a well-de- 
fined body of political principles, derived from 
his own reflection on the doctrines of the 
soundest of teachers, and he applies them 
consistently and conscientiously. He deserves 
to be honored as a patriot ; for no better ser- 
vice can be rendered to the country than to 
teach its citizens how its institutions have 
been developed. No country, Mr. Holt ob- 
serves, has been cursed so much as ours by 
political quackery especially the quackery 
which proposes immediate cures by legisla- 
tion for the abiding ills resulting from hu- 
man weakness and ignorance. All our ben- 
eficent institutions have been evolved through 
the long and painful struggles which have 
produced character and morality, yet there is 
scarcely one, from a stable currency c!own to 
the very right of accumulating property, that 
has lately escaped a strong attempt to over- 
throw it, and to substitute some invention 
bearing a new name, but really a form of 
some protean error as old as history. Against 
these perennial fallacies Mr. Holt girds him- 
self like a man, and exposes them valiantly. 

Mr. Holt professes to use the Socratic 
method only in a modified form; but his 
method differs materially from that of Plato. 
That accomplished cross-examiner was in the 
habit of leading his pupils on until they con- 
futed themselves and thus discovered their 
errors. Mr. Holt's pupil is omniscient ; the 
teacher has only to broach a subject in order 
to let on a gush of knowledge, Mr. Holt de- 
fends his method with so much modesty as to 
make us quite willing to concede that it has 
certain advantages. In fact, we have found 
his book much more readable than its form 
led us to expect. 

Possibly there would have been a gain in 
omitting the summary of the law of real and 
personal property, contracts, etc., and giving 
more space to the defence of doctrines which 
are widely controverted. Neverthek-s>. Mr. 
Holt is not to be regarded as attempting to 
make every man his own lawyer, and his pres- 
entation of the law is lucid and interesting. 
We can heartily recommend his book to young 
and old as containing a social philosophy of 
the best kind ; animated with the spirit of be- 
nevolence as well as justice, free from cant 
and from fallacy, and practical because based 
on experience. Even those who do not accept 
all its conclusions will be benefited by ob- 
serving how they are reached. To put such 
a book in the hands of an intelligent boy will 
do much to make him a good citizen. We 
may add that, in spite of its polemics, the 



tone of the book is highly optimistic. (Mac- 
millari. $1.25.) .V. V. Evening Post. 

Joscelyn Cheshire. 

Do you tire of historical romances? All 
that is good in human nature, love of coun- 
try and of our kind rises to greet this beau- 
tiful love-tale of the Revolutionary era in 
North Carolina. It might have happened 
in some other good borough of the Colonial 
South with social ties binding its people to 
Old England and furnishing the favorite 
situation of Loyalist and Rebel at most un- 
civil war and in desperate love with each 
other. Here the Tory girl does not find her 
heart fully tor five long years. For such .1 
dreary spell Richard Clavering, Continental 
scout and spy, knows hairbreadth escapes 
and confinement in pestilential ships and 
wounds and the deeper agony of hopes dis- 
appointed by "my lady Disdain." What 
matters it if these Grahams, Camerons, 
Strudwicks. Ruffins, and, above Joscelyn 
Cheshire herself, met in no such grouping 
in those brave days of old; if indeed, 
scarcely one, if any individual, owning those 
historic naiiKs. was then in the aristocratic 
ourse the external facts 
y struggle are correctly 
it is a good stroke of the author, 
herself of North Carolina stock, to <hrow on 
her canvas some of the interesting traits 
that have marked these accomplished families 
m later days. The intellectual energy, the 
taMe. the distinction of person and character 
that belong to the line of the present Bishop 
of North Carolina, are reflected backward 
upon Joscelyn Cheshire. 

>;>me incidents are strongly done the spy's 
intrusion into Howe's headquarters and his 
assumption of the British aide-de-camp's role 
'.imlcr cover of night and the stolen cloak; 
the horrors of the prison hulks of Wallabout 
Has. off Staten Island; the Cornwallis-Tarie- 
ton march through Middle Carolina ; the dem- 
onstration of the Loyalist element. 

But the golden thread that connects it all 
and holds our interest in a book whose open- 
ing seems to be only conventional and cor- 
rect is the fine art. the touch of grace, in 
dealing with the great passion in man and 
woman. The willful sweet girl and her hero 
are full of life. The author, Sara B. Kennedy, 
has the subtle gift that analyzes and depicts 
the mood, the despair, the triumph of love held 
long at bay. We commend the book as whole- 
some and vivid and true in feeling. (Double- 
day, Page & Co. $1.50.) Baltimore Sun. 



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A Princess of the Hills. 



the beautiful heroine of Mrs. Burton Harri- 



DEEP buried in. the magazines of some forty son's "A Princess of the Hills," and to add 
years ago are scores and hundreds of heroes to her perplexity she has two other suitors 

besides the English peer who loves her truly, 
and the Italian soldier whose apparent indif- 
ference leads her to accept her American 
Cophetua, scorning a middle-aged Italian 



who protested that they would marry -their 
own true love with the primrose face, and 
that the Marquise de Carabas might, to put it 
briefly, suit herself with another young man. 




le Hills." . Copyright, 1901, by Lothro 

"THERE'S FIORE NOW." 



They were lovely and pleasant in their lives, 
those youths, and in their death they are not 
divided from the primrose-faced young per- 
son, who would make no figure whatsoever at 
golf or tennis, and illuminate no box at the 
horse show, but neither they nor s-he ever 
dreamed of a beggar maiden who, given her 
choice, would hesitate between King Cophe- 
tua and another beggar. Yet thus hesitates 



suitor. The reason of this somewhat extrava- 
gant outpouring of homage at her shrine is a 
quite extraordinary loveliness, and some nat- 
ural cleverness, combined with an endowment 
of hard Italian common sense, enabling her to 
judge all the men justly, with no prejudice as 
to youth or nationality. Her final choice is an 
astonishment to the reader, and to her lovers, 
and probably to herself, but it is the result of 



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this same common sense, although she names readers and labelled with real names must be 



it love. 

The scene of the story is a mountain vil- 
lage but slightly affected by the locust swarm 
of tourists, and the course of the narration is 
broken by tales of village life vivaciously re- 
counted by a peasant woman of the best type, 
pious, clean, and frugal, and full of that lively 



a relaxation and a delight, and the effects are 
pleasantly perceptible in the narrative and de- 
scriptive passages of the book. If the con- 
versations are no better than those in her 
American novels, it is because perfection can- 
not be improved. (Loth ( rop. $1.50.) Times 
Saturday Review. 




From " The Second Book 



Copyright, 1901, by Houghto, 
THE SCARLET TANAGER. 



curiosity as to incidents and men which finds 
life supremely interesting and brings happi- 
ness even in misfortune. It need hardly be 
said that she and all the minor characters are 
as carefully drawn as the principals, ior Mrs. 
Harrison is no novke in art. That this is her 
best book is to be ascribed to the freedom of 
touch and treatment resulting from release 
from all obligation to consider what may be 
read into the story by critics or by persons 
fancying themselves reflected in it. To leave 
modern New York behind and to take a flight 
among folk who will not be recognized by 



The Potter and the Clay. 

"THE POTTER AND THE CLAY/' by Maud 
Howard Peterson, is the vividly told tale of 
an American girl loved by two British sol- 
diers. One prizes her above his honor, while 
the other's attitude toward her is love with 
honor. It is a problem novel, yet, a rovel all 
action. The heroine must choose between 
two heroes one strong enough to risk his 
love for his duty, the other strong enough 
to risk his duty for his love. 

The title of the book is from a verse in the 
"Rubaiyat," and the testing of the interwovi 



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lives of the three leading characters gives the 
framework of a strong and beautiful story. 
The scenes of the story are laid in an Ameri- 
can coast fort, in London and Scotland, in an 
English post in India and a stricken cholera 
camp among the hills. Romance and de- 
scription vie with masterly character-sketching 
to make the story absorbing. (Lothrop. $1.50.) 



Lucy Cleaver McElroy. 

MRS. MCELROY, author of "Juletty,'' fell 
from her horse ten years ago and has not for 
one minute since been free from pain, the fall 
resulting in a spinal trouble that is incurable. 
For two years she lay on a bed of priin, and 
for two more sat in a wheel chair, an-1 though 
at times she is now able to walk, much of her 
time is spent in one or the other. When told 
by her father and brother (the latter also a 
brilliant young physician) that she would 
never again be well, but might live to old age 
so nearly helpless, she asked to be left alone. 
Then in the solitude of her own room she 
fought the battle of horror and came off vic- 
tor; her husband and his sister, who attend 
her constantly, assert they have never heard 
her groan nor murmur at her fate. 

She is the light and life of her household, 
and a stranger would never suspect her suf- 
fering. Her laugh is merry and frequent, her 
busy mind plans all pleasures and duties for 
her family, directs housekeeping, sewing, and 
ali a mother's affairs. She has written for 
newspapers and magazines for sevenil years. 
When asked how she could do it when she 
already had enough of work and more than 






Courtesy of The Lothrop Pub. Co. 
MAUD HOWARD PETERSON. 



Courtesy of T. Y. Crowell & Co. 

enough of pain she answered : "I must help ; 
I must do my part for the children ; this will 
help a trifle toward educating them.' 

It is this woman, whose daily life is to all 
beholders a lesson in patience, endurance, and 
true unselfishness, and to her family a ben- 
ediction, who has., written "Juletty." Written 
it lying on her ojpGh ; when the nervous fin- 
gers refused to'iVofd pen or pencil, and she 
picked out with one hand the long pages on a 
typewriter. While she has much of sympathy 
with the New Woman, and has done some of 
her work through necessity, in her heart she 
is an old-fashioned, home-keeping, home- 
loving person. In person she is petite ; has 
large blue eyes (the most expressive in the 
world), and a wealth of golden brown hair. 

"Juletty" is Mrs. McElroy's first book, and 
was first offered to Messrs. Thomas Y. 
Crowell & Company, and was immediately ac- 
cepted. Recognizing the merits of the story 
and impressed by the picturesque setting, the 
publishers employed Mr. W. E. Mears, a 
young artist of unusual ability, to make a 
series of drawings to illustrate the book. As 
a preliminary, Mr. Mears thoroughly explored 
Lebanon and the surrounding country. His 
sympathetic and spirited pictures admirably 
supplement the author's brilliant work. 



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A Summer Hymnal. 

THIS is a pretty little idyl of southern life, 
by the author of "Ole Mistis." It ii a love 
story in part, a sort of etherealized love 
story in which all every-day details are lost 
sight of in a cloud of poetic reflections about 
the birds and trees and flowers. There is a 
poem at the beginning of every chapter, and 
the characters are continually dropping into 
prose poetry in their conversations and medi- 
tations with the greatest facility. It is rather 
too sentimental, at times even tiresome, but 
still it is genuinely attractive in its fresh and 
true appreciation of all that is beautiful in 
out-of-door life, and particularly in the love 
of animals that shows in every line almost. 
As for the slender thread of plot it hinges 
upon Ned Ballington's love for a charming 
and penniless girl, Thesis, who, on her part, 
feels herself forced, in order to save her uncle 
from bankruptcy, to marry another man, 
whom she hates. Ned, in desperation, en- 
gages himself to her cousin, Bernice, and 
then on the eve of the wedding deliberately 
gets himself injured in a driving accident be- 
cause he cannot face marriage with any one 
but Thesis. Bernice releases him, and in the 
end he gets well, Thesis is saved from her 
unwelcome wooer and it all ends properly. 
The story closes with a dramatic chapter in 
which Ned drives his beautiful racing filly, 
Marjorie, to Nashville on a dark night, forty 
miles in two hours, to rescue Thesis from her 
forced marriage. It is very thrilling, but one 
wonders why Ned didn't go quietly down to 
the station and take the train for Nashville, 
as another of Thesis's friends did, instead of 
half killing his cherished mare in that heroic 
but unnecessary ride. (Coates. $1.25.) 
Commercial Advertiser. 



Author of the Kidnapped Millionaires. 

FREDERICK UPHAM ADAMS, author of the 
newspaper Wall Street story, "The Kid- 
napped Millionaires," was born in Boston, 
December 10, 1859. From his father he re- 
ceived a thorough mechanical education, and 
in 1880 became a designer of machinery in 
Chicago. He improved and perfected many 
of the mechanical devices now accepted as 
standards. A threatened loss of eve-sight 
compelled him to abandon his profession, and 
in 1883 Mr. Adams accepted a position on the 
Chicago Neivs. He became a student of labor 
and social problems, and for a number of 
years was in charge of the labor department 
of the Chicago Tribune. He participated in 
the stirring events incident to the Anarchist 



outbreak of 1886, and in the series of great 
strikes which marked this period. The 
routine of an active newspaper life did not 
suppress the natural inventive genius of Mr. 
Adams. In 1885 he invented the electric light 
tower, which at one time promised to be- 
come the accepted method of lighting cities. 
He sold these patents and subsequently in- 
vented the single-arm electric lamp-post, 
which is the standard in most American cities. 
ID 1892 Mr. Adams was placed in charge of 
the literary and press work of the western 
branch of the Democratic National Commit- 
tee, and displayed such tact and executive 
ability that he was appointed chief of the 
Literary and Press Bureau in the campaign 
of 1896. In the following year he founded the 
New Time, a magazine of social reform, and 
continued as its editor until it was consoli- 
dated with the Arena. Prior to this Mr. 
Adams wrote "President John Smith,' which 
was first published as a serial in the Chicago 
Times and later in book form. This book at- 
tained a circulation of 125,000, and is a for- 
cible and thoughtful contribution to the liter- 
ature of constructive political economy. As a 
writer Mr. Adams possesses the rare advan- 
tage of combining a thorough knowledge of 
scientific and technical matters with a pleas- 
ing literary style, and the gift of imagination. 
Mr. Adams' writings disclose a fine vein of 
humor, and at times a discreet use of those 
dangerous weapons, sarcasm and satire. As 
an inventor Mr. Adams bids fair to take a 
front rank. In the spring of 1900 he con- 
structed a passenger train of seven cars built 
to avoid atmosphere resistance. This train 
was tested between Philadelphia and Wash- 
ington, and broke all the world's records, at- 
taining the startling sustained speed of 103 
miles an hour. The train was an experimental 
one, and plans are now in progress for the 
perfection and adoption of Mr. Adams's plans. 
(Lothrop Pub. Co. $1.50.) Baltimore Sun. 



Valencia's Garden. 

THE story which Mrs. Crowninshield tells 
ir "Valencia's Garden" is simple enough in its 
main outline, being merely that of a young 
English girl, who, left unprovided for by the 
death of her father, emerges from the convent 
in which she was residing to be married to 
an elderly French Count, to whom her welfare 
and person had been confided, and what came 
of this marriage from the temperament of 
the girl-wife, frank, fresh, natural, impulsive, 
and every way charming, and that of her 
aged bridegroom, who cherished an uncon- 



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MRS. SCHUYLER CROWNINSHIELD. 

scious sentimental passion for an artificial 
and malicious widow of his own age, and the 
drowsy, inactive, incurable temperaments of 
two or three members of his family, a brother, 
a sister, and so on, who share his household, 
his habits, and his careless indifference to his 
young wife, the whole forming a menagerie 
of inherited conventionalities, prejudices, ab- 
surdities, whimsicalities, and good breeding, 
the like of which could exist nowhere but 
in the provincial parts of France and among 
its old noblesse and the best bourgeoisie. 

The personal story of Valencia is a lovely 
one, she is so girlish in her feelings and so 
womanly in her conduct, but not on the whole 
so curiously and so irritatingly interesting as 
the personality of the staid, proper, kindly, 
gracious, exasperating French men and 
women who surround her and mould her life, 
but not her character and her destiny. Stu- 
dents of national manners will find much to 
admire and remember in "Valencia's Gar- 
den." (McClure, Phillips & Co. $1.50.) 
Mail and Express. 



an old log cabin on her father's place at South 
Haven, Mich., whence most of her work 
dated, was totally destroyed. Here were writ- 
ten "The Rose Jar," "A Shylock of the Sand- 
hills," and other stories ; and here went up in 
flame two nearly completed novels, "The Be- 
leagured Forest" and "The Maker of Gods," 
several score of stories, twenty lectures, and 
hundreds of beginnings, character sketches, 
scraps of conversation, and the like, written 
out and pigeon-holed for future use. The 
work of years, to say nothing of furniture, 
pet curios, books, and the quaint little cabin 
in its beautiful grove by the lake, vanished. 
Out of these ashes Mrs. Peattie has resur- 
rected "The Beleaguered Forest." 

It is the story of a young girl of artistic 
nature and many gifts who became erratic, 
emotional and dissatisfied owing to total lack 
of guidance and control. In the midst of a 
summer camping expedition with people all 
outside the pale of commonplace the girl 
k-arns that her money is gone. She dreads re- 
turning to an uncongenial stepmother, wishes 
to escape an unloved lover, and accepts with- 
out hesitation the offer of the owner of large 
forests in the North to become his wife. 

Her life in the forest where she is the only 
woman, her husband's fatal secret, her wor- 
ship of the trees, her development of musical 



The Beleaguered Forest. 

ORIGINALITY, imagination and womanliness 
have been sadly missing in the fiction of the 
year, and the new story by Mrs. Elia Wil- 
kinson Peattie, in which all these most allur- 
ing qualities of romance are so conspicuous, 
comes at a time to be received with rejoicing. 
The author of "The Judge" and "The" Moun- 
tain Woman" had already given promise of 
satisfying literary work to come, but she has 
more than fulfilled such promise in "The Be- 
leaguered Forest," a story of the vast pine 
woods of Northern Michigan. 

Two years ago Mrs. Peattie had the mis- 
fortune of losing by fire the accumulated 
treasures of her literary life. "Wildwood," 




Courtesy of D. Apj'leton & f'o. 
MRS. ELIA W. PEATTIE. 



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genius and great love of domestic duties make 
a story that leaves a deep poetic impression. 

Mrs. Peattie was born in Kalamazoo while 
her father was fighting for the North in the 
Civil War. She was raised in Michigan and 
Chicago, and was married early to a news- 
paper man. A wide experience in travelling 
all over our dominions has given invaluable 
help in securing literary proportion, contrast, 
and accent. For several years she has been a 
successful contributor to Western papers and 
to the leading American magazines. All this 
work has brought a goodly reputation as a 
capable and vigorous writer on Western life. 
(Appleton. $1.50.) 



The Seal of Silence. 

THIS is one of those stories whose clever- 
ness you do not half appreciate until you try 
to summarize them. A summary, even an elab- 
orate one, sounds simply preposterous, while 
in the story itself the half dozen eccentric 
characters who hold the centre of the stage are 
drawn so graphically and so well that their 
strange and erratic performances are accepted 
as at least plausible. Curly and Rutherford 
are cousins and enemies, for Curly has done 
his cousin one of the greatest favors and 
greatest injuries that one man can do an- 
other: he saved him from death at the hands 
of African savages, and he robbed him of the 
woman he loved, having wooed her, married 
her and three years later buried her among 
the veldts and kopjes of the Transvaal. It 
was not until after the widower returned to 
England, to forget his grief, and incidentally 
to take out patents for a new preparation of 
dynamite, that the cousin learns that Curly 
had all this time had another wife living in 
England, and that the little South African 
bride, now dead and buried, had no rightful 
claim to her title. Rutherford follows on 
the next steamer and hastens to his cousin's 
home, but is outstripped, by a few seconds, 
by a lad devoted to Curly, who runs to warn 
him. and dies of heart failure while gasping 
forth his warning. Imagine the scene which 
follows: The dismal, stormy night; the two 
cousins meeting in the old-fashioned country 
kitchen ; Curly's bag of dynamite on the 
kitchen table between them and the body of 
the dead lad lying unnoticed under a cloth in 
one corner. The quarrel rages between them, 
until Rutherford, goaded past endurance by 
his cousin's mocking manner, fires at him 
point-blank, sees the body collapse on the 
floor, flees from the house with the brand of 



a murderer upon him, and a few minutes 
later is startled by a deafening roar as Curly's 
newly invented dynamite explodes, effectually 
removing all evidence of his crime, and im- 
prints upon him "the seal of silence." As all 
this summarizes only the opening pages of the 
story, it is apparent that there is a goodly al- 
lotment of melodramatic situations in store 
for the reader who likes that sort of thing. 
The book is raised above mediocrity by a 
fund of whimsical humor which makes one 
feel that the late author, Arthur R. Conder, 
who did not live to see his story in print, 
must have been a man who could prove him- 
self upon occasion a very pleasant companion. 
(Appleton. $i ; Pjap., 50 c.) Commercial Ad- 
vertiser. 



Content in a Garden. 

MRS. CANDACE WHEELER'S volume "Content 
in a Garden" is an exquisite creation. It is 
rare that a book is endowed with such com- 
plete and satisfying charm. An artist by na- 
ture and culture has set hand and thought to 
its production, and the result is an original 
and finished bit of work. We might call it a 
symphony in green, were the term not too 
pretentious for an effect so simple and unaf- 
fected. The entire book, except the paper and 
the print, is dressed in shades of chlorophyll, 
the substance which gives color to the stem 
and the leaf of the plant. The cover, the leaf 
edges, the drawings, the marginal lines, are 
all in these soft, harmonious tints. Another 
pleasing feature is the novel arrangement of 
the text, which, confined to the inner portion 
of the page, leaves broad free spaces at the 
sides and bottom. These give room for Dora 
Wheeler Keith's decorations, consisting of 
graceful sprays of flowers taken from speci- 
mens in the author's garden. The text itself 
is the overflow of a woman's delight in the 
manifold beauty pervading the floral king- 
dom. It is interesting and stimulating, im- 
pressing on the reader the happiness to be had 
in the possession of a garden, in the thought 
and the labor devoted to it, and in the pos- 
sibilities of sesthetic development that arise 
from an intelligent study of the subject. To 
Mrs. Wheeler a garden is a genuine art work, 
after the manner of a painting, and in the 
massing and grading of colors should be as 
carefully and correctly studied. There is 
much valuable suggestion in her statements, 
and this, with their attractive setting, renders 
her book a veritable treasure. (Houghton, 
Mifflin & Co. $1.25.) The Dial. 



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Long Live the King. 

MR. BOOTHBY abandons for the moment the 
astounding Dr. Nikola, who is at any rate his 
own invention, and turns in "Long Live the 



nonia ; how he is going to be plunged into 
despair and ultimately set upon a throne with 
a radiantly beautiful queen by his side. It 
may be said in defence of Mr. Boothby, how 



King!" to the romantic theme on which ever, that he has taken greater pains with this 




Copyright, 1900, by t 
TWO BEAUTIFUL INDIAN CHILDREN. 



countless novelists have been playing more or 
less satisfactory variations ever since Steven- 
son and Anthony Hope showed them its 
\alue. This time it is the Kingdom of Pan- 
nonia that gets itself planned out in no man's 
land in order that a princeling may not only 
be shown engaged in all manner of adven- 
tures, but may be given a local habitation and 
a name. It is not the most amusing reading 
in the world. We know in advance just what 
is going to happen to Prince Paul of Pan- 



story than with some of his more original 
productions. The narrative is well put to- 
gether and the style is less aggressively slip- 
shod. He is, of course, still fertile in the 
contrivance of exciting situations. The book 
is full of incident. If the reader will forget 
"Prince Otto" and "The Prisoner of Zenda" 
he may manage to spend a tolerable hour 
with "Long Live the King!" Comparisons 
are never profitable. (H. S. Stone & Co. 
$1.25.) AT. Y. Tribune. 



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The Jewish Encyclopedia. 

THE first volume of "The Jewish Encyclo- 
pedia" there are to be twelve in all has just 
reached us from the press of the Funk & 
Wagnalls Company. The history of the mak- 
ing of any book is interesting; that of as im- 
portant a publication as this is particularly so. 

Monumental is the only word to apply to 
an undertaking of this character, which has 
already occupied the attention of more than 
four hundred European and American schol- 
ars for three years, and they are now but at 
the beginning of their task. 

Briefly, the work is designed to be a com- 
plete history of the Jews and Judaism. The 
history, biography, sociology, literature, the- 
ology, philosophy all, in a word, that has 
gone to the making of this unique people, is 
to be presented authoritatively and completely. 

From the pamphlet which accompanies this 
first volume we learn that Dr. Isidore Singer 
is the originator of the undertaking. Before 
crossing the Atlantic and seeking in America 
a chance to develop the crowning idea of his 
life the publication of a Jewish encyclopedia 
he endeavored to interest his co-religionists 
abroad in this project. In Berlin a few Ger- 
man scholars, whose studies prompted them 
to sympathize with the undertaking, were 
called together as the result of Dr. Singer's 
prior communications with F. A. Brockhaus, 
a publisher of Leipsic. Dr. Singer, at that 
time a resident of Paris, crossed the frontier, 
and, going to Berlin, presented his plans and 
received unqualified encouragement and sup- 
port from the eminent scholars present. But 
a publisher had to be found, and to assure the 
success of the undertaking he must be able 
and willing to risk at least two million marks. 
Brockhaus asked guaranties, but those no one 
was prepared to give. So Dr. Singer, return- 
ing to France, sought anew for a publisher 
sufficiently enterprising to embark in the vast 
undertaking. Beyond securing the good-will 
of a number of prominent French scholars of 
various creeds nothing definite was accom- 
plished; and the intense anti-Semitic feeling 
that was then revealing itself in connection 
with the Dreyfus case rendered his further 
search in France a hopeless one. Acting on 
the advice of the venerable Zadoc Kahn, the 
chief rabbi of France, Dr. Singer, ceasing the 
publication of La Vraie Parole, a journal is- 
sued by him in opposition to Drumont's La 
Libre Parole, turned his eyes westward, hop- 
ing to find in the United States the realization 
of his hopes. 

Arriving in New York, Dr. Singer imme- 
diately set out on the task of finding a pub- 



lisher, although hampered by the verv slight 
knowledge he possessed of the English lan- 
guage. Repulsed here, rejected there, his 
hopes were well-nigh shattered, when a street 
car advertisement of the Standard Dictionary 
suggested the possibility that its publishers 
might look with favor on his project. On 
them he called, and after various interviews 
the Executive Committee of the Funk & Wag- 
nalls Company agreed to embark on what may 
be justly considered a magnum opus. 

So much for the history of the work. That 
it will be carried to triumphant conclusion 
this first volume affords an ample guarantee. 
(Fung & Wagnalls Company. 12 v., v. i. $7.) 



The God of His Fathers 
THE friends of Scruff Mackenzie and of 
Malemute Kid will welcome "The God of His 
Fathers." Probably all writers of the short 
story laid in distant lands fervently wish that 
Kipling had not, as was said of Shakespeare, 
"had the idea first." It is inevitable that the 
"Plain Tales" should unconsciously exist in 
our minds as a bed of Procrustes on which to 
measure all similar attempts ; and this is ob- 
viously unfair. Jack London has, however, 
unusually little to fear from the comparison. 
His eleven stories in this volume are vivid, 
concise, and dramatic. If they are sometimes 
coarse, generally disagreeable, and always cyn- 
ical and reckless, this is nothing peculiar to 
him. The only missionary brought on the 
scene is unlike Father Roubeau, in "The Son 
of the Wolf" a coward and a renegade; but 
is not the poor missionary always fair game? 
The unsophisticated reader may wince at the 
calmness with which the institution of "North- 
land wives" is treated, but at least it is no 
worse than a "Burmese marriage." Jack Lon- 
don has one great advantage over his Anglo- 
Indian prototype : in describing his favorite 
Yukon country he deals with a state of things 
less known to the civilized world. If Kipling 
has made us feel the horrors of heat, this 
writer fully impresses upon us the cruelty of 
cold. Whether the stories are humorous, 
blood-curdling, or pathetic and it may be 
noted that the best in the book, "Grit of 
Women," belongs to the third class they have 
a wild, elemental savagery which is positively 
thrilling. A certain amount of tall talk, es- 
pecially "spread-eagleism," might profitably be 
omitted, and the tone of the whole will jar 
on many readers. But if any one wants to be 
interested, amused, and thoroughly stirred, he 
cannot do better than read this volume. .(Mc- 
Clure, Phillips & Co. $1.50.) The Nation. 



A it gust, 1901] 



THE LITERARY NEWS. 



239 



From the Unsounded Sea. 

HERE is a new writer whose remarkable 
imaginative quality comes as a refreshing con- 
trast to purely realistic fiction. The power of 
her strange fantastic tale is undeniable. The 
mystery of the sea, suggested at the opening, 
is carried through a series of weird scenes, 
and finds an explanation in part in a thrilling 
climax. The author will achieve iht success 
due to the creation of an original, intense, and 
moving romance of the sea. 

Miss Blissett is the only daughter of a mil- 
itary officer. As quite a child she told long 
stories to her toys, making them act out the 
parts in the tales; but later on, when she 
could write, developed a decided talent for 
versification. She commenced her literary ca- 
reer by contributing short stories to ihe Eng- 
lish magazines, and her first effort in book 
form, "The Wisdom of the Simple," was pub- 
lished in London in 1896, and was well re- 
ceived. This work was followed in 1898 by 
"The Concert Director." In 1899 a third 
novel from her pen, entitled "Brass," ap- 
peared. 

"From the Unsounded Sea" will be pub- 
lished simultaneously in America and Eng- 
land. Miss Blissett's short stories have ap- 
peared from time to time in Blackwood, 
Temple Bar, and most of the leading English 
monthlies, and her work generally has at- 
tracted much favorable attention. (Appleton. 
$i; pap., 50 c.) 



Penelope's Irish Experiences. 

OF course with Penelope falling a victim 
to the tiny god in the first volume, and Fran- 
cesca in the second, all intelligent readers 
knew there had to be a third book for Sal- 
emina, and so "Penelope's Irish Experiences" 
comes rather as an expected and foregone 
conclusion than a very great surprise. In 
this volume Mrs. Wiggin again exercises her 
delicate play of fancy, and her happy, jovial 
conviviality which embraces in its pleasant 
intimacy all who read the book, and carries 
them buoyantly along with her three travellers. 
Still it may be that, being the third in a 
series, the freshness of Mrs. Wiggin's style 
has become too familiar to us to be greeted 
with the old glad surprise upon reading it, 
or, again, it may be that Penelope and Fran- 
cesca, having their hearts in "The States" 
and up among the waving heather, are not 
quite themselve^ and see things from a dif- 
ferent point of view perhaps with less keen- 
ness of perception, rather looking with wist- 
ful eyes across the blue waters to America and 
Scotland. However, the book contains much 



of the delicate atmosphere of Ireland, and 
there are pretty bits of fancy that sparkle in 
its pages like dewdrops. Then, too, there 
is the derelict, otherwise Miss Benella Dusen- 
berry, an absolutely new character whose New 
England peculiarities shine brilliantly against 
a background made for them by the careless 
shiftlessness of the Irish peasantry. 

That this is the last volume we are sure, 
for is not Salemina married now? The book 
is prettily bound, all in green so suggestive 
of the Spring as well as of the Emerald Isle 
with the ''three-leafed shamrock" dotting 
its face, and the lettering in gold for all 
the world like sunshine on the grass. (Hough- 
ton* Mifflin & Co. $1.25.) Saturday Times 
Review. 

My Master. 

THOUGH there are some critics who claim 
to have seen selfish and acquisitive charlatan- 
ism underneath Vivekananda's yellow turban, 
yet any one at all interested in Oriental phil- 
osophy must read his last book, "My Master," 
with a sense of its merit as a vivid biograph- 
ical sketch. The "Master," Ramakrishna 
(1833-1886), is considered by thousands of 
Hindus to have been the latest incarnation of 
God. 

The story of his life as a boy in the Brah- 
min temple, of his religious ecstasy and re- 
nunciation, and of his influence on all the dif- 
fering Hindu sects is an exposition of the 
religion which is "realization." 

Some of Vivekananda's characterizations of 
India are striking. For instance : "There (in 
India) lives the only race in the world which, 
in the whole history of humanity, never went 
beyond their frontiers to -conquer ;my one, 
who never coveted that which belonged to 
any one else, and whose only fault was that 
their lands were so fertile and their wits so 
keen that they accumulated wealth by the hard 
labor of their hands, and so tempted other na- 
tions to come and despoil them." 

"Asia produces giants in spirituality just as 
the Occident produces giants in politics." 

"To the Oriental, the Occidental is a 
dreamer, playing with dolls of five minutes, 
and he laughs to think that grown-up men 
and women should make so much of a hand- 
ful of matter which they \\ill have to leave 
sooner or later." 

The latter half of the book is a reprint of 
Mazoomdar's impressions of this wonderful 
Hindu. Though a Christian, Ma/:oomdar 
calls Ramakrishna his teacher, and bears out 
Vivekananda's testimony of his greatness. 
(Baker & Taylor Co. 50 c.) Chicago Tri- 
bune. 



2 4 o THE LITERARY NEWS. [August, 1901 

The Great War Trek. Mr. Barnes's general impression of the 

THIS little book is the more or less desul- Boor character is not an unfavorable one. 

tory account logbook, Mr. Barnes himself and he .holds a belief that is very popular in 

calls it of the adventures of an American England namely, that the Boers have only 

war correspondent in South Africa. It does to know more of English rule to appreciate 

not pretend to military or historical impor- its blessings. (Appleton. $1.50.) A". Y. 

tance, but the author's personal opinions and Times Saturday Review. 
impressions are modestly stated and have 

the interest of an unbiassed point of view. A The Making of Christopher Ferringham. 
minority, but a large minority, he says, of the THE American Colonial period ha-, proved 
Boer farmers of the older generation can unexpectedly rich in the material for roman- 
neither read nor write; "they live by the tie fiction. Its annals are dull and uninterest- 
Word of God, and are ruled by the precepts Ujg omy to the un discerning eye, and we have 
of Judea ; they think like men of the Refor- had of late numerous illustrations of the fact 
mation; they act under these influences like that it needs but a touch of the j magination 
the people of long past centuries. A plague to ]j gnt up the history of our national begin- 
of locusts is a visitation of the wrath of the nings and to awa ken our deepest interest in 
Almighty. Should they perish as a nation, the Hfe of those early days. The latest novel 
it is God's will !" They believe beyond ques- to dea i with this period is one of the best that 
tion that the triumph of the British means . have yet been produced. It is entitled "The 
the confiscation of their houses and lands, and Making of Christopher Ferringham/' and is 
the loss of their personal liberty. In captivity t he work of Miss Beulah Marie Dix. The 
they sing in their tents psalms with a strange colony of Massachusetts Bay is the scene of 
cadence that shifts from the major to the this story, and the time is that just preceding 
minor key, plaintive songs with primitive the Restoration. Christopher is a young cav- 
music sung by their ancestors and handed a lier, possessed alike of the vices and the 
down through centuries. One family the au- generous qualities of his class, sent to Massa- 
thor describes as fairly illustrative of the diusetts after the defeat of his cause, and . 
quasi-civil aspect of the war : placed under the tutelage of his uncle, a Puri- 
"Like all Boer families, it is large no man tan magistrate. His conduct is a stumbling- 
can afford a small family in South Africa block and an offence to the godly townsfolk 
and it is spread out with relations nnd con- o f Meadowcreek, and he seems, indeed, to be 
nections everywhere. The old man well about as graceless a scamp as is often found 
over eighty determined to remain neutral; anywhere. There is a young woman, how- 
he owned ten thousand acres in the colony, ever, in his uncle's family whose sympathies 
and as much more in the Free State. . . . turn toward him in spite of herself, and it is 
Boer neutrality consists in not being found his love for her that gradually transforms his 
with a gun. Three of old Scoltz's sons were character and redeems him from his reckless 
fighting with the Free State forces, but their mode of life. As the title informs us, the 
farms were entirely over the border; another story is of Christopher's "making," by dint 
son, named Jeppe, I knew very well. He of his love and of the disciplinary environ- 
lived with his family inside our camp lines ment against which he vainly chafes. After 
at Modder, and both he and his wife, the a long series of escapades and exciting ad- 
daughter of a Boer Field Cornet, were very ventures, he grows up to be a man in the 
decent people. Jeppe owned 8000 morgen best sense of the word, and is happily united 
(16,000 acres). He had stayed to look after to the young woman who has been his good 
it, and professed the utmost loyalty inci- angel. The author's study of the Puritan life 
dentally he made money selling milk and and character is both painstaking and just, 
produce to the soldiers. He has also a big She does not spare its unlovely aspects, but 
claim against the Crown for damages the she recognizes at the same time its strength, 
camp was mostly on his land. But his ser- and even the humanity that remains at its 
vam; told my servant Peterson that it was heart, in spite of its stern repression of most 
his horse that fetched the dynamite that blew of the natural instincts. Miss Dix has given 
up Modder River bridge. I suppose Jeppe was us a deeply interesting book, rich in incident 
disconsolate at the destruction of so much and full-blooded in sympathy. It has about 
British property. The commandants used to equal value as a work of fiction and as a his- 
mect at his house, which must have annoyed torical study of what is perhaps the most fas- 
him greatly, some of them being near rela- cinating phase of our colonial experience, 
tives." '(Macmillan. $1.50.) The Dial. 



1 9 oi] THE LITERARY NEWS. 241 

A Drone and a Dreamer. and it is dedicated "to my wife." (A. M. 
A HEALTHY, happy book is again offered by Robertson. $1.50.) 
Nelson Lloyd, author of "The Chronic Loaf- 
er," in his new story, "A Drone and a Salathiel Under a New Name. 
Dreamer." It is the tale of a happy summer IT may truly be said of "Tarry Thou Till I 
spent on a farm, where one of the chief occu- Come; or, Salathiel, the Wandering Jew," 
pations was tracing the relationship of a that it is one of the greatest historical novels 
widely-related family. Another chronic loaf- that was ever written. When we compare this 
er, "with an income so small as to just satisfy work with the productions of the majority of 
all my real needs, and so large as to remove the novelists of the present day we can only 
all necessity for work and to kill ambition," wish that they would study the lesson that 
is sitting in his annual quandary balancing Croly mastered. The story of the "Wander- 
the advantages of various ways of killing the ing Jew" is an old one, and has appeared in 
summer, when his friend invites him to a many forms since in the thirteenth centur>- 
Pennsylvania farm that has become his by in- Matthew, of Paris, first gave it to the world, 
heritance. Another man joins them, and the but in no form that the tale has appeared has. 
trio are the "leading gentlemen" in the drama it been so stirring, so passionately powerful as 
that results. The leading lady is the daugh- in the romance of Croly. The novel was first 
ter of a physician, who during summer spends published in 1827, and was at once acclaime i 
more time in fishing than in doctoring. The by critics as a masterpiece. Several editions 
greater part of the other characters are mar- were published, but gradually the public lost 
ried and intermarried Marcys, who are de- sight of the work, and for half a century it 
scribed with true humor. The old bachelor has been known to comparatively few read- 
who has been coaxed to the farm becomes the ers. It may be said to be unknown to the 
dens ex machina of the little plot. present generation. The new edition has beer* 

As a study of characters the book is a prepared with great care. The numerous 

great success, and it is specially suited for typographical errors that had crept into the 

reading aloud, a kind of book much needed various early editions have been corrected, il- 

on rainy summer days. A large first edi- luminating illustrations have been prepared by 

tion was sold before publication, and a second Thulstrup, and the publishers have given the 

is now ready. (J. F. Taylor & Co. $1.50.) book a dress worthy of the novel. In the in- 

' troduction and appendix are to be found mat- 

For the Blue and Gold. ter re i at i ve to the second coming of Christ, 

HERE we have another of those fascinating an underlying motif of the book, also a series 

college stories beloved by every healthy mind of letters from over thirty Jewish scholars, 

of either sex. It is a tale of life at the Uni- giving their opinions as to Jesus of Nazareth, 

versity of California, full of adventure and The story covers a period from the cruci- 

spirit. The student in whom the interest spe- fixion to the fall of Jerusalem, a period 

cially centres is John Rawson, "twenty-three which, in the annals of history, stands out 

years of age and past, who stands six feet with great dramatic force. Salathiel, the hero, 

two and a half in his stockings and tips the i s doomed to wander till the second coming 

scales close to one hundred and eighty-five O f Christ. In a moment of blind fury e aids 

pounds." His father's family had come to Cal- in bringing the Master to the cross, and Christ 

ifornia from the East during the gold boom, utters against him the words of condemna- 

but the father had lived to become poor, and tion, "Tarry Thou Till I Come," which 

John's services were needed to help support doomed him to immortality on earth for the 

the family until he had reached the mature Wandering Jew still wanders. It is this 

age of twenty-three. Then his great longing ceaseless wanderer who tells the story of 

for study found a way, and his father put these years, reviewing the successive ami 

nothing in it. ever-deepening phases of his life at this time. 

The virtues and vices of college students The work abounds with strong situations. 

are shown, and sometimes a little note of crit- The reader will now and then be reminded 

icism slips into the well-told tale. College o f some o f t he more striking passages in 

sports of every kind are described in detail, two or t h re e of the popular religious novels 

and many of the circumstances that make or published in the past decade. But, as it is 

mar character. no t given even to great genius to remember 

The publishers have made a pretty book. f orwa rd the reader may readily detect the 

The author's name is Joy Lichtenstein. It is P ] a gj ar ism. (Fung & Wagnalls. net, $1.40.) 

doubtless a record of personal reminiscences, Baltimore Sun 



242 THE LITERARY NEWS. [August, 1901 

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