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Literary jVebkVtS and Criticism
A Woman's Journey in Asiatic
AMURATH TO AMVRATH. By Gertrude
Lowtbian B? II llluatrated. sv<>. pp.
;;;??. E. p. button i Co
Those who road With ?l. Ii-^Ut Miss
lull's fasclnstlng book, "The insert and
t'. Sow n." m.i\ ] repare t.. rajok -
Again ihe ha? described s Journej In
di where linger the ruins of an?
CS-*insatl?t>ns, where the footsteps
Of gl ' .iptains may yet be traed in
Un del t sands, ami where the once
.i' kingi an- mouldering
i , decaj With a few trusty follower!
rdc in 1908 through a great part of
Turkey, and beside the Eu?
1 ?irat? I and the Ti^'-is studied the
- o? a history win-h itretches back
-i, thouaandi of years, she is an
mplished If m>.d? si archseoioglat
; ? npeclal knowledge adds much
to tb? intereat of her book; but there la
ry-aa-duai element In her apprecia?
tion of crumbling fortress and psJace.1
nrixs or the palace or ctesibhon
- .:? .-?? in "Amuratb to Amurath.")
No one could feel moro strongly 1
g] ell ?of the human story, and that tj
?- ? has in turn wrought upon her n
The : ? ?gift of tongues belon
t?. this ?traveller, and in Aral? ten!
Mi ?sop? tsmlan \ Ulag? I Iked
:. with 1 ? ? Hers then
Orient peel for British i ?? >w< r s
i ? no doubt had ?som? thing
. ? ? ? ?amo
anrrlng or thlevli . ? but the Ju
kind and coun g? ous apti it
? * ? id-mind? dnesa and h
; ? ? imor had ev? n moi ? I
v. |tl li .- ? ? u ?as noi ? inted i
D ? ?t
telei ? ?'n a? cou
; trav? l ?i"V
tea. the Ei
l ?polit? n?
? ,ii ot
: ' tak? tl.
t!.? st ry of h? r \ Islt to an Arab e
. :i? In which the d< w 11 law
?. ? ? . m from ro
en at i
: t guided th? m i
? ? ? ?
him to tx
... 11 y ?1
? ! an
I took the 1
?? .-t.I | ?? i
? ? ? :
d in a
j : "\.. ? ? wer? arme
i ? ? ? II
. 11 us
m ike ?-ni?
? ?? it w.
ed out 1 In he ha
? ? ? : ? ? ? ? ?
. . . ? ?
?... , I not t?
* nd fear and But 1 I
: ? t the heart
.... . paid 1
? ?ok? ?i
tl ?y rode,
t;.ik??i ??i' th? deeert wars ;u.?l ?the roles
t- ?rn th? m, Thi An h ?h" s not
alws it to kill; bloodsh? 'i m? ana
f? u?i nd that Borne?
h frankly, "U \\? m? ? I a
i? w I
h -." And i.'" * and d< liver
?to us th? ir mai ? - sn saf?.
even If t si d prove t
? i.? ml? i Mara ?sdlng i. er pro
I for M i ell ? ? ? l?easant
Tl ? mad? a
midnight raid upon h? ? i -
? tap] ear? ?i with all hi i
nn ney and moat of hei
in_ h' t ?pn ? !? notel The gov
, innv :.t ? n< lal en? ?rg? '.? and
* : it was a
i. ? but It ? ounted s ?
nothing s t th? ?and won
oi the k>urw y.
? . . ? ? . ? ? bei
r eaues, i ' ?lei I Hi
of th i bty bulk of ?th ?pslac? oi
K) ' ?'ir ?or Ukheldlr, which "almoat un
touched by tlmi rl i ? I ?of ?the ?km? I
m r??is. Within these walls, which m sil
?probability ant?tdate ih? Hahometan
?conquest, li-.? d tw< nt; Ara ? ?fsml I?
to-day, and st ?night ?th? m?en ?gathered
round the hearth In the great vaulted
MjU sad asng theli str?ng? nomad
?p ?.t.?- The i.: - i there with
?then ?and tasted ihelr c? ft?- end
nuit-h-'i re? i ???hIi them la their own
tongue. The traveller spint much time
and labor in exsunlntng and "planning*1
the ancient palace, and her ptartographs
as. i*eproduced In this volume are ssl
Interesting as they are valuable. From
Kheidlr she went <?n t.. Babylon, finding
ti?!-.- the German excavators at work
within the remains of Nebuchadnexsar'i I
palace. Bhe stood in th.- great oblong
chamber wherein Belahassar read the
startling meaaags on tin- wail itlll may
one sec ti-,, nieiie on the opposite wall
which was mad.- for the Kind's throni
. nd it the l???tt? m of an excavation a
workman's pick struck out at her feet a
pair ?>f brae lets and the beads "f a
necklace which a Babylonian woman
hail worn thousands of years ago. After
Babylon canas Cteslphon, with its im- j
posing ruin of the Bassanlan palace,
whose wonderful vault rises Without
centring beams, over the hall where
Ring Chosroet OttCe sat in state. At
Kai.it Bhergat, the first capital of Aaay?
r?a. Miss Bell found more German exca-j
valors ot renown and a hearty welcome.
and with i>r. Andras for guide she wan- '
dered through the itreeti and build inga
which seem to tnk?- the Imaginative be
.twa) Into the very pr?s
ene? o? tt ? As8yriana who once peopled
th?,m. Our suthor*a archaK)loglci
. m slons are many and varied, h?
jan.i enthuaiasm are neverfailing
none of her \ Ivld pagi s should be
bklpp? ?1 bj h< r read? - -
it v,-i< in the months s ice*, ? ding the
i- \ olution in Turk? thai Mis- Bell
this iorrn >. and ah? waa k< i ly
Interested m observing th' ef/ecl upon
: e of the i hang? in th? go*? i rn?
ment cid I ? proml?*ea ,; administra?
tive ref? i m. Th. i. w ..s a pathetic be?
w il.lerna ut in all races and an Inca?
pa? it elievc 1 t ti,. ?granted con
| stltutlon could remedy th? agi -long
systems of corruption and extortion
w hi ?i tin y had groan? d. Lib? rty
:. word strengt In th? ir ears; and
frati rnlty, aa the author
? to i ?tabUah in an
? mpln ? ny natlonallti? a ruh d by n
ra ? professing Islam and having little
tlencc wii ? 'hi lat?an d nters from
faith. The masaacr? at Adanatook
a bile the Jourm y chronlcli ?l here
v..is in progress, and the traveller In
discussing rt look.- on every aide of the
. nmtter. She bolda thai ti.. Bufferlnga
; ? Armenians ahould not Mind us to
fa? t that th. y w( re blam? worthy,
had I,? Iped," she says, "t,, bring
upon t t ill mlty that o\ < r?
? h? lm< -i th? m; by wild oratory they
had laid themselves open to th? accusa?
tions ol conaplracj which were brought
had kindled the
?d by pr? aching In th? ir
.-., - th? obligation ol n venge. The
criminal folly nl their utterances stirred
ip vagu it.-? ol ?m
un,'rant and fanatical population, and
from ? aide came the Incite?
ment to outrage, it came to eara sharp?
ened by anxiety." < ?n th.- other hand it
vas evident that when the Turkiah offi?
cials act! ? prompi j and forcibl) the
? ii p itrained. "I believe,"
MUHAMMAD EL ABDULLAH.
a photograph In "Amureth t?
adds th? author, "that no great maasa
cre has tak.n place In Turkey without
enco trag? m? ni of the central au?
thoritj oi a passivity which amounts t..
an? ? ?a: the p irt "? the local offl?.
I r ng Vi I ba? ki ?i bj an ? n?
. ? i mm m would k? ep p? ai e
? the i I fan itl? al prot In? e ol I i<
? mplre." L< t ua hop? that alisa B? il
mak? a third Journ? y In Asiatic
Turk-y and that her report ol future
political conditions may i"- a happier
on? than this it <"ui?i not i" ;. more
Int? i ' stlnfi on? .
KINGS SPEECH STORIES.
From Th? i ?und? Adv? i Usm r.
? >t all t?;- stork - told In conne? tlon
v. .th ?..' Kin speech, the moat ? xtraoi -
dinar) i one which describes an undig
? i loll ol l leorg? l V w hen R< gent.
It li raid that he waa once talking '.\ith
.-' i.. 11 ? i. > i ii.out an approaching opening
P ril -m and, i ? mai king t hat the
peers ? - i ruk . paid ven little ati, n
tlon to the \? i bal chara? !? r of the
- ?. ? h offi n ?i t., i? t i hundn ?i gulm aa
thai h< could make any Interpolation he
I.nd thai it would pa.-s unnoticed.
: m .,' ' ? pt? d, and the Prince i:? -
ir. i,i agreed to Interpol?t? the word?,
Ba -. baa, bla? k ih< - p." H.- won hli
?,t At th? .ios. of ?i refer? il... in af?
faira In the pentnsrula be cl?eared his
throat, said "Baa, baa, black Sheep,"
ami went on to the end of the speech,
Sheridan, who was pre ent, was amasad
thai nobody even betrayed surprise,
"Didn'l you hear him distinct!) say
'Baa, baa, black Bhespf " h<- asked Can?
ning uiuiv.uid. "i did." waa the reply.
"hut as his loyal highness looked yot
full in the fact at the time i took it as ,
?personal ?allusion, snd my delicacy for
bade me to think more sboul it."
"Another King's ?speech ?story ?ig ubou
?Chart? II, That monarch on?-?? ai-kci
his chaplain win he always ?read hi
sermona before the court when on ever?
other oc? aslon he presch? ?i extempore
The chaplain ?replied ?thai he was over
awed by the presence of his ?sovereign
"Bui why." ?he ?asked in hla turn, "?noei
your ?majesty ?read your sp ?eches, whei
it may ?be ?presumed thsl you can ?bavi
?no such ?raneon..Why. truly." r<?
pll-ed the ?gay monarch, "I have ask.?
my ?subjects ?? often for money that i
i m ?ashamed to ?look them In the face."
The Alabama Claims and Their
REMINISCENCES OP THE GENEVA
TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION, 1I7?:
Till' ALABAMA CLAIMS. By Fran*
Warren Hackett. Crown Ivo, pp, gvL
Tl. Houghton MifTiin Com| ?any,
The progresa ?>!' th?? ?aus?? of Interns?
tlonal ?arbitration within tin? last few
weeks glvea ?the publication ??f tin- i.k
an altogether unforeseen but for that
r-eason ?'ill the m?ore ?gratifying ?timeliness
Mr. Hsch tt offers his r? i?i is an open
vi? W <?f the in -i?!?? of the trial .?f t'.ise
before the ?Geneva Tribunal, candldlj re?
-fleeting th<? atmosphere, th ?peraonal
feelings "f the ?representatives on '"'th
rides ?below the olTldsl surface. This is
r??t the Brat time that he appeara m
print i" ?!? fen i th?? tone ??t th.? An.' ;.< an
argument, prepared by Mesera. Walte,
Evarts, Cuahing and ?Davis, a tone that,
besides ?being the subject "f a n.i of
hostile criticism in England, was severely,
reproved by many Americana, Ihe his?
torian .lam?- ?Ford Rhodes among them.
?Mr. Hackett Is a thoroughgoing ?parti?
san ?f air conduct of the case, and es?
?pedally of the -han? in it ?taken by Caleb
?Cashing, the ?senior counsel, whose ?pri?
vate secretary he '?'a.- from th?' ?lav si?
mu-i of Cushing's api'i'iinm? in t?? ?the
end ?'i' the I Istorl ? pi oceedlngs that
s] art from 'h? i'- dire? I >? suit, ?have
in? ant mu? continue t" mean so much to
th?? cause of humanity. He sa s:
Th?? ? 'a-, v? M? .-i. .1 th? \i. wu of the lovers
of th?? Cnton?-views colored perhaps by
prejud. hut honestl) and inflexibly en
t. rtaln?ed. li .-tai? ?I i he cause "f the i""
ple i.f M .- i ni'? 'IS'?;. ? i ? elj us i hey
themaelvet would have had ii stated The
languag? employed i^ almpl? and straight?
forward. The ton?? i- neither weali nor
conciliatory. The charge? are laid in for?
ell I? ?? ?rmi . yet th. ? 'ase, vi? ? ? I as
complaint brouphl I.? fore ,t li ibunal
Jui tic? .1 inn? i tali I; ? : nl?l to b* la? kl
In ' ourt* ) An ? .1 -?.-. ? ??i? lllatoi \. t?.i
apologetic way <?f proffering oui ?
would bav? t.. en entlrel: ?? il of Is-- i?li
The docum? nt had ?" ri ?od Am? rlc
public opinion, and on thai .-? or? there 11
lalnl; wa n ? tin? i ri ilnty.
Mr. Hacl ? tl do? - his '??? s| to ad u
brat? a 1th the proi>er degre? oi ? !? liea
of distinction th offl? ial attitude ? I I
i :? gliah i? i rea? ntatlv? s toa ard their fu
' Ign i oil? agu? s. H< taki ins ?? xt ?fro
?/Low ? It's "? ei i;? -H cond? ?-??? nalon In fo
eignere," and attempts t?. analyze tl
symptom ami t>? ?reach a fair, impart!
und? ratandi. g ??i Its ca us? a The an
t ude, an in? una? lous on?. !?< ! ha ps h
eluded the Italian, Swls and Braxiltt
rx piescntatlves i ? ell as the Amei
? :m..'. it was not ? nuugh of an air t ? o
t* nd, Mi li?.' '??? ti i? m< mi'? re, but
i ame to the ? irfa ? time and a tl
personal Intercoms? was ?correct, an
? \ ? n pteaaant, though al -? b i i n Ith
soup?? n of sii| ? riot ;t ? . b i? ?? genuli
frl? ndshlps sprant ui bul
Th? und? ir? Ins i I? a n hei : ? Bnglan?
h < '.i ? . ? 'o m? i -? . ?? and '. ? ment, v
not thai I ?? kail not in 1
m the nal ure of thin ? ?? ifci ?"' at
i ? n ?? Thli over? helming ? nlldi ?
ti elr ow ti rectll mle, and a. ? ??l . ? ? |
of l hell own ad ne? .. ? ? ? t h ii I
m.ik ;i nation Kreal ovei ? - . oth?
i owi ? i I ? - ? ? found expr< n th
contest ??.?.??? at ' ?' ? ? ' ? it . ??
-ai?! i j tin Kmcli ..in? h. in?l In th< Ir man
Tern porn mnlon Mlaunderatandingi
w< i? ??:, ut? d on both si'i? .-. The authu
?is ?pei f? ?-th frank, at least, on th? I ?
of < rali h Cual It ntl ?English preju
?in? s, sir? ngth? n< ?I bj hit "i inion ??t th?
attltu le of ih. Britii h gov? i nmenl dur?
Ing th? war. and ?conaidi re ii "nol at al
str?ng? " ?that thli f? ? ling ahould bav?
made Itself vlaibl? In th? tone and ? ??l??i
of his i art of th? at ?? im? nt Al I? i st
one i assagi oi It, and, he adda, th? r?
?may hat ?? be? n oth? re, in th? oi I?? Inal
?ii 11 were of s tempei so pi one i.I
that Ban? ?rol I i ?a, I ?sugg? st? ?i the ?sub?
stitution of a more ?ii creel -.? ?raion, to
v. in? h ? lushing i? adll) ugre? ?!.
The ?booh Is ? oropli t< In Its? If as s hi- -
torj ??i t hi Ala lui mn Ha Ims, t?? who ? ?
oi -in in l '.ii : i. h official in.i? ti??n. and t??
v, hoae ? r? stlon b) the ? !onf? derate
privateers built and ?equipped In Eng?
land, he devot? i his Aral ? hapti : Th? n
follows an a? ???Mm ?,i the n?egotlatlon8
between the two governments, which
were at their height when Grant as
sumed th? ?Prealdencj in l?MMO and Ham?
ilton ?Fish succeeded B? ward as s? ?r?-t.?r>
,,! Btate, with a look st th? Jobi i q
Clarendon convention lhat ?precede th?
Washington treaty, and ?t Ihe position
ol "in diplomatic repnsentstlves st the
Court of 81 Jamea'i Charles Bumner, aa
? i,an man ol ?the :-? nate ? .'ommltti ? ?an
?Foreign Relations, receives some ?pag-es
ol decidedly critical attention, especially
for hia iniiii'ii?? mi Motte] .- sttltudi m
?London The story of ?the ?Geneva Trl?
bunal ?then follows and ?911a th? i. st of
The authors personal remlnlacencea
form but u tiiiiuH pun ui his narrativa,
He mat many notabilities in Paris nnd
Geneva, bul on the ?hoi?? has little to
say about*, them, beyond B few amiable
commonplacea Basai the m reign mem
ben of the Tribunal receive hot scant
ati.ntion from him. he; ond a l?rlef and
tlati? ririK dcsatrfiptlon Of their peraonal
iti- I and careers. AnSfdotSS are rare.even
though William M. Evarts Is much In
evideftce. it is of hhat, Indeed, that the
author tells the bSSt Of the few stories
in his hook- -Kvarts's remark to Dr.
, Thomas Kvans. Who had heen monopo?
lising the ii.iiv? rsation at dinner with a
i long re. ilal of th?- confidences made to
1 him by royal pers<.nag<-s. "Well, ductor,"
? said I-A.-irts. 'we certainly owe you a
j debt Of gratitud*. For ns it Is a great
thin? .\.n t<> f>ev a king <?r prime; l.ut it
rseesas thai they all have opened tlmir
mouths to yOU."
Thors ara arsveral appendices, and the
hook has a capital in?l?x. a thing always
? to he thankful for.
A FRENCH JOURNALIST
The Recollections of the Editor
of the "Gaulois."
l'a ris, Mar?-!i 1*.
Since the downfall ,.f the Second Em?
pire If. Arthur Meyer, from the editorial
?conning tower of the ''Gaulois," has ob?
served snd recorded dsy by ?lav the
events and eplaodei of the life of Paris.
He baa written bis souvenirs In an ex?
ceeding!) Interesting little book, now
publish? .1 by Plon, a Itb the title, "Ce
Que afea Teua <mt Vu" ?'What My Byes
Have Seen"). Three veterans, ?ach of
Whom had attain..! prominence in their
; profession before the pragent republic
came Into existence, stand forth head
and shoulders above all others, and form
] a sort of glorioui trinity in contempo?
rary French journalism. These men are
M Adrien H?brard, srho tines 1*71 ha?
h en editor of the "Tempo*'; If. Henri
? Rochefort, founder of the "Lanterne" in
IKfpfl and whose dally Voltailan thunder?
botta are still aa vivid as they were half
i centur*j ago, and If. Arthur Meyer.
editor of the leading organ ?>f ths mon?
archy and the Church, who may be de?
' s, lii.e.i as the Buffon of mtsdern French
i.- v. spaper men.
The "Gaulois" includes among lu con?
tributors half the members <>f the Acad?
emy?it ii sometimes called the "sue
TWO VIEWS OF THE RUINS or KilFinin.
(From photographs In "Amurath to Amurath.**)
, mal ." or ? h ipel of ease, of thai In?
stitution and II. Arthur Meyer, I in"d'-l
ol mundam "correction," both phyol
cally and intellectually, develops hut
Ideal in graceful language and ii\?s up
11,, th? rum-it:- maxim. "The ityle ii the
man." Tii?- present i"?d% glvea a aeries
' - ? snapshots of the features of French
I p..un...; and :-" lal life from l*>7<? to 1011,
h hi? h have a light In? Islve, bn i iy,
picturesqu? conciseness, as if taken from
an aeroplan?. The book la repk t?- with
personal Incident . episode*! and an?sc
,'? t, h thai la ? ? 11 ti? i ?i? atlnnabk i Blue as
hl8toi I? al documentai < me of the !i stf
chapters describes th great Paris news?
papers. The lit?- and death struggles
from which the republican regime has
-.i r^'.i 1 :.,ii!., D-.-isni", an! i-s'initisiiie
(which In 1**s? revived passions that i id
Bill ii . i d for tin ' ' ? ? nt ii.-i? I), th.- I'aii
ama scandals the Dreyfus affair, sepa?
ration of th? Churchei and the Stale and
?.-: i.| i rehierras dealt with by the
lat? Briand ? 'abinel ar<- in at? d ? I? arty
and Inl llig? ntly.
? ? ?, irrw?, t?, i.- idct must make due
t.-. II. Arthur lleyer*a
itn ng ' on? n at ism, bul I earing this In
mind hi ill? I* ok, gi\tng In ? ompact,
what he has actually
witn? ss? j, ' lm< Bl Indispensable for all
i I. i. ; i to obtain I just notion of
France ?? to-daj. it Ii accompanied by
.m cxcelk m pn fac ? by If. Emile Faguet,
1.,: the l-'r. nch Acad? my C. I. B.
NAFOLfcONS RED MAN.
Fn?m .'?? '? and Qu< rife.
11 ? a - ol th? Red .Man a as i r|?
- ? ? In Paris al the time of
N ' -"i.nfall In a i eetion h< ad?
, m? i ..i i' ai d HI? Familiar," con
In i In "N< *'s from the Im li ible
W m Id " pp .".'i.':-?; (one of Milu, i a
i uhlicatlona, reis? u< d in Lan?
, i?-";, u nnonymous etirrespondent,
w ? it in. -!? m Pari . nami s January 1.
lvl! us th.- ?lit, when th.- mysterioui
?i itanl appeared. The account Is given
with i.m. h circumstantiality of detail,
1 ? differs materially from Cyrua Red
d . -.?i aion. In?1!? ad of |? mg a per
. u "i small atature, th.- familiar was
;i lall man of Imposing appearance,
dressed all m r- d. ? "ounl M.,1., in at?
tendance on Napoleon, with orders to
admit no person t., ins presence, was
quit? ov? rawi d b) th?- mjst? rioua
- ?ranger He ii--t. n? d trembling .?t the
door, neI !:? ..i.l all that pass.-.I.
Th? familiar, It ??? -ins. was not an
.in,.' ni 'i ti.?- enemy of mankind,
but rather the "ir? nlua" s ho presided
? .mi .\apoie,.ns destiny. H.- ordered a
,?i!..in cours? "t action t?. be taken, ami
; llowed iiu' ? m,,?ni,?- i,.r it t., he carried
Into effect. Napole?n apparent!} refused
t.. cnmplj 'I'h. \ parted in anger, and
In three m intha the Emptrror waa a rap
live in Kii.? "Even th.- i/i, n,ii papera?
when Bonaparte was depoaed, recurred
t' tin- i.., t m,i remarked that his mya- '
t-1-a.ii- % laitant' prophetic threat had
been accomplished." ? ? r? thr?-?- din. rent
" ' salon the it. >i Man appeared to the
I iop? i"i in Egypt, after the battle of
?'? ?' -i ?m. nnd In Jsnusr). 1811
in the proc?s >,f transmission through
th- crucible "f fervent loyalist Imagina-1
tion the st?.r\ r?eima to have basa ui
ti i ?. ?i m- mutilated, j
Tales of War and Peace, Crim
BOER WAR DAYS.
I FORGED IN STRON?; PIRES, By J??hi
Ironside, Frontispiece by Stanley L
Wood. i2mo. ?pp. 318. ?Boston: Uttli
?Brown * Co.
It is woman's ah.ir?? of war that th?
I author deals with in this st?iry, her pas
alve share of waiting ami watching an?
| fasting and hoping, <?f weeping and loss
l ?rather than with the ?activity sad dan
, K? rs ?of ?fampnlga and ?batUa His tak
i ?begins with th<? ?sBatterlag ?of a family ?>i
t Bngbah ?settlers in ?the Northern Trans?
I vnai. with the ?severing <<f ?old ?ties pi
I n-eighborltness and friendship and witli
Ian a?t of vandal tlnlenfe culminating In
?a murder, news of which does ?not
reach tin* victim's family, ?sailed in Lon?
don, until nftor many days. Th?- author,
by the way. draws a ?graphic pi? tur?' of
?the ion?illness of ?theee ?Bngl-lsb colonials
ii: ?the heart of their home country, fa?
m<?re dlsco-uraglng, i< ss friendly snd
neighborly ?than ?the loneliness of the
I veldt Thor?? is one element of ?the plot
that, ?having ?been Introduced, might
nave ?been developed ?to far greater ?pur?
?poad ?than is the ?case th<? fact, namely,
that ?the hero?na was ?born and spent her
Brat years In a native village, and ?has
an obscure ?bul ?potent understanding <>f,
ami sympathy with, the ?natives. They
worship ?her, ?serve snd ?protect h?-r ?lur
Ing th?? ?lay.? of dsnger, bul here, as ?else?
where In ?the i'"ok. one ?recoivea ? ?strong
Impression of ? lack of Urs! hand knowl?
edge of the ?country snd its life <?n the
pan of tin? author. The love element i
w? ii dons ?and well ?set in Its ?trag! ? ?m
THE CANON IN' RESIDENCE. By Vic?
tor l? VVhlt-echurch l_tno, pp. jit The
?Baker .v;- Taylor Company.
Th<? ?canon was onlv a rlcar wh?en lie
went to Bwltserland, but news of his ap?
pointment reached him there?when the
great sdventure that ?made ? new, a
broader snd ? wiser man of him was al?
ready upon him. This is a decidedly en?
joyable "cathedral town" story, without
?pretension t" s ?pince ?beside Trollop*.
luniks, ?simply writ!? n for the entertain?
ment of it and the plena. ??f telling
[about characl ra that, ?however ?conven?
tional as ?cathedral ?town types, are yet
I sufficiently amuaing t.? k?-ep things go?
ing The vicar had boasted, up ?there
among th? Bwlaa mountains, of th?
I clergy's knowl-edg? of human nature.
Th?? ? hance travelling companion In
"aporty" ? lothes t< whom the remark was
made had anas ? r? ?i that th? cl? i -?
know human ?nature as it is alwayacar? -
' lui t?? pn .-?? ut its? l: t.. . ?ccl? siastical dig?
nity. \\ h.n i- more, he ?bad proved his
?point by absconding tin ?next morninq
v\nh th?? .-.car's clerical black ami his
h indcas -. forcing him t?? don th.? loud
clothes for t!:<? moment Th?- attitude ?f
i? ople toward him, ?the tenor of their r? -
marks, changed as by magi? ; snd ?so it
was a new man who ?came t" a town that
n??? ?i? 'i many Improvements There ??-?
I I nty of plot, as ma?. I?.- surtnis.-.l from
what has been said, In this hit of ami?
come, unpn t? ntioua light r? adlng.
THE CAT8PAW, B; William Hamilton
? !-! orne. Illustrations i?\ r Or iham
Coot* . l2mo, pp. :::;: li.i.l.l. Mead ft
<>: ?course, there is an explanation of
all the ?bewildering exploits r. ? i. l in this
story "t ?robb rj b) man) m? th-odi,
?reaching from compll ated swindling t?
burglary, but the author ke pa tbe ?dew
to *h whole ?serb s of ev? ms ?so w? II
hidden thai the ?reader does not suspect
it for a moment until the proper time i??;'
tbe revelation of the Inwardness of the
plot ?has < ? ti?''. H? re an I there h? tnaj
Judge that Mr. ?Osborne'a Inventiveness
overleaps it ell ind plays frank!-? with
i in i m ? nsaibl?, but be is likely t ? ? read
on, and s ill And his r ?van! in the end,
v.h'ti. In ?poaaeaalon of the ?solution, he
reails? s boa i ossit)le ii all has bet n,
after all. It all happens In a town with?
in reach ??: N< >\ York, that spot of ?easy
.?it'll ?quick dlsapi ?-.ran. ? s. end In s de?
lightful social ?circle. ??Dne of the ?players
in this gam ? of dlahon? sty la an uncora
monly attractive woman, whoae Jealousy
hastena the denouement which sin. her?
sell is the last to expect A cli rer In?
ventlon ?that will ?prove a ?u?>???i compan?
ion ??ii a ?railroad Journey or s quiet t . n
in?,' aft? r a ?day of ?hard nrorh
an OLD MAID'S VENOEANCE By
I'i.iik?. s Powell l2mo, i?i? H? Chart?
Siiiiiii? i '? Ron i
?One ?expects ? mystery, of course, in a
?t,?!' b) Miss ?Powell, snd, ?equal!] ol
course one Bnds it In h? i neu tsle,
whost- ?scene is laid on the Riviera, ?in ?re
?there are legends ol tbe mediaeval p.ist,
??I monks dead an I u??n??. for instan? ,?,
whose ghosts still wait, their crumbling
?loses There is. aleo, the myater) ??t
th.? influen? ?of the young Huagarisn,
ami ih?- mske?belleve of the American
Kill's fortune-, ami, last of ?ill ih<? pi,in
??i h? r ?cousin, ?the spinster, t?? a/hom sin?,
?fosa ?from ?grief ?on the ?death <>f ?her
only ?reraalatng ?relative in s\a_erloa, ?loi
\mtjtu ?m ?ahttodaace of mu tumi with'
which to construct an?>th?r of those
stories of which this author iiiak'-s g spe
?ially. Btorii-H ..f t?.-?lay in whose at?
mosphere there is always a rstaots touch
of the uncanny. In the main, however,
ths old miii'i's rangsancs Is d?reldedly s
tale of ths pr? s-' nt, lar--? Iy d.p?ii?lirig for
the complications of Its plot upon ths
! continued Continental mtaunderafandlng
of the frank, Independent nmjra of ths
Arm-ri? an ghi.
THE GOLD BAO. By Carolyn ?Veils
l'l"IltlS|.|e,e by ?Polee \\ BSITSfl
12m?., p|. B PI lladelphla: The l B
Lippincoti i ompany
Tim writing -i d tectlve storlea us only
an occasional phase ,,f Miss Wells'i
many-sided literary activity. She does It
w?n enough, yel then can be little doubt
but that t;.?- ?writer of thin kind ?.f fic?
tion must be horn, and ?an make him?
self only up t.. a Certain point. < v n aa
its readers must be bum. though a fine
taste for it maj be acquired, especially
by buey work i m :? rio ii a '?k- i ( life.
Miss Wells hai trained her pen to a sat?
lafa? tory f l< lllty m tie- Ins entl? n of
myatery, confusing cluea and misleading
suspicions. Bhe arrangea the pi??? s of
h.r pussle according t-? tie rulei <>f the
game, she uses t e SI i rloi k Holmea ?1 -
?lu? tive manner, with ? twinkle In her
eye In the last . hapter, a hi? h lng< n?
loualy bringa us back to lh< first, but it
is not likely that he w ;II 11 ? r add to
tl is V'lu-, iiio- i .|, partnv nt of fiction
>,ii? of ?? "-, rare atorl? - that give it n? w
prominence, and add new recruits t>> the
i. dy of its devote i it mlgl I not !>?- a
bad Id? i if some amat? ur, a ith plenty
of time on his hauls, were t.. compile
an int.-; nation ii bibliography of detec
? live fiction.
T. Bruce Di ka In ? ' irnh
Vin v.?,i Id's Bill ep!
, Th-- sk) la full of tai t- night,
Wind-swept, rain-washed, winSome and
And ? 'aSMiopi la
The ... it? 'i Hunt? i and his Hound are
\'o Inten ? ning light
. Screens the \ art Infinit? ;
Sofi I ilan'i in ? is hid
I), ep, d? ep,
'i h-- 'onqn ring i - ?? ing Kndy
ini m's hair
I t? thai w arm ?-'. ?I ixy
Zoning the chill: bo ?m < f the sky,
A mlsl net eni ? shing gold n b< ? t,
r .... am bet .lust, m ul th? hes ? ? nly
X. itllng hk ? ap.de?* of thin? n Hes?
I-- ? d b,
'i : ?,-.- point of flai
I-'-: or the | ? ?
In t hat fai rial dav n,
When ? ? ? ' new-born
w hlch. ?bu-'. ;
Th? Imperishal le fln that I ? are t1 y
VVh? no Ii apa t!"- Il t
VVI Ici - ; ?? i. n s. w hat
Thou aani I ami ng ?h? m In our lyric
Fnshionlnf" thy ? arcam ts of rime,
And strl ging pearla
. c mi ' ?ul of she? r delight?
binginr* ol - ?; ron man? I? d daffodil
\l:d ll? WJ Vio
, if sweet *bi ? athi .1 -
Wh,,.?--?- witchery moves us .-till,
And we f? t -, t
Ah in,-'' the \' ira '<?? ? ??>. n!
?._ tl \ .- imeoa rare
Of co intrj ' -''-..- an I our fath? rs'
The h- art I ? ren<
And humble tenement
And tin- ?low round of ruatic months
and daj i;
Then, on thy hi ndi d knee,
Shaping thy r< - rj.
Fach '?? ad n pn ? ? r
Asking what go la 'nay be
To tap- thi nk- -p In ; for th / gn at i on?
X'.t thine to prob? th deej i ceasei of
the If? tner's mind,
N'-'t Bh? ?i ? a rainbow 'nope,
H? in, ; ol ? ? nrs,
Sor Word tv orth'a w Ider bo pi
?'f natural laws that bind
il? ?I and His univ? ra t.. our os n kind.
Thine ? ara
w. re :i"i ?ttuni ?l to musi !?? ard by
ret i oi-t thou Nature'! garment by the
Ihj ? ' ir ey< i aught t! ? gli am
? if m) ?
Fias! ing from man? a g?m
sh ? wears upon th, i,< nl< r i f her dn is.
Th? i: h i.-t a s' er, and we de? m
Thy \ Islon m' ? t for pralst
The will.'.'.- b deep!
Al?n? i cr p
M ARTHUR MEYER, EDITOR *>\' THE GAULOIS.
i Pi .?m .? photogi ? ?? '
i:< fore thin? urn
M) ? tuiiii, ,,? in? h- on thine altai I
This iiiti? tap? r burn
AN OFFICIAL ANECDOTE.
Prom The Pall Mall Qasette,
?? aldeck ? Uom seau's i ? minlac? m ? are
h? m-; publish? ?i serlall) m Fran? ? : and
the Aral ln?| ilm? m relates hou I.? In?
formed M Lo il.? i ol In- ?.ni. mi??n t?. r- -
"" :'.H" ' ll Was at a .11till- i- of
Intimate frlenda, and he explained that
fatigue an.I ratling health seemed i"
'"??i<?' his resignation In? \ Itiible "Who
*"? >l" ?"??? vouT' he waa aaked m
';""'" "? ' be replied. But the name of
??? * .'"?? was m those ?l.?\ -, herdlj
known Th# gu< st .v.mdered who he
*? ? ; '??? Mme Waldeck Rousseau
:'"?"'. [here was .1 ?..???.,. rnd th. n
?' ' ?Jjnb s." answered the Prime If in
' '" M ? ombea, my dun-, la-no one
I>id Lady Ann" Lindsay really w\
"Aiil?l Robin Ora?/*? There |g g?\?
I??? a ?tradition in th<- family of
Bcoteb divin??. Thomas .Stuart ., st?;
Of Afipln?that the hallad was In ti?
the fruit of thai ?food man's imagin?t!
ii?- always >p<.k.? <.r it as his. u w
?however, be dlfllcult to ustabllah hi? i
; ?thorshlp in ?the fa??? ?of the elri-umsu
tial story of the poem's origin which
??told by ti.? ?Ltodaajra,
American Military History.
An Important eolurno, ?of nrhleh O?
?ral Tran? is Vinton Greene is i
author, ?-??ill b? published by the Sor
? n.-rs in May. The author has und?
| ?taken to ?trace ?from the military ?gg
?Of ?View th?? hist?.i-.' of the War ?,f ]
I dependence, snd ?to discuss ti.? Inags
latii.n I? Washington ami hi- oflg|
? of a infinite military policy for tl
; ?country. The hook, which Is ?to i.?*-- ?*.
?titled "The Revolutionary War and t
Militan I '''"' ? ?of '??'? United It
t I??- t.,<- drat in a s? ?ries "f ?
uiins. ?the second <<t which '-'i'.i ?be d
?.. t.'i t., th?? Mexican, ?Spanish an?i oth
min?.r wars. The third will deal hi
the Civil War. Ka< h ?VOltlBM will be
Itself a ?complete a "rk.
Stevenson and His Books.
Mr H. .1 Moors, Who was a nelghbl
of Stevenson in Samoa, has written
i.h of ?recollections of th?- ?novell I i:
?says therein ?that he ?has ?oft? ;? be?
Stevenson wonder whether any ?,?* h
books wo .M live.
"i tiilnl in ' -?i ? ?r a 111 ai t ' |
?sld "l tl Ink." naid ; ? that
? ! had v. ritt? i nothing m< re si K?.
? | ? ? d' and 'TI ras i Janet,' I ??
of a | lace an ont :?
.--?? ? ? ; non did not
?a -I?- Jekj II and Mr Hv?1?
. . . To I ?? lire, h? felt greai 1?
. ?i t?. ii f?.? having i?roui
,-i " ????i<'s time he ? is t( ? -
I? ?.? ?i . ;..? ; ' ;,- .?
t: ? ? h 'i- ? ??. ??
Walt Whitman Recital.
A ?i ? ? m s? on Wall W tmai and
? ? ? ital of .-"in. of his ?prod ictlon
| from the lips of Mr. Auguatln D
m I.?uni ; th? oth? r day. 1
n ho is a brother of the dan ? r, II i
laadoi ! ' .'. M hltmai
proi :. ' '1 that w i Itei a blend of ' ?i
[thai abb In man." "The L ?n?l ?
? ? 'hron ? I? w ?as mo, ? ?l t" ssy that
" : ? ? ?an "i:.i[ reas? d on? is
' mild term ? Under th
sp II ??? Whitman's swirling rhythms h
? ? ?i?, .iinii'st tr? nw ndoua I rid his ta
? ?.? hr? athl? ?sa, and >manag>ed t.. briat
I. foi ? ? the boundl
of Whitman's e|
i ture and humai th a fore? that
m."??l all the 'pretty things' : al hol
?gone i ? ?? ilte pathetl ally trie?
lal." Well, well!
t me of t: ? ?books of th? .n ring h h
l,. Mr. Brayl? y Hade tts'i ' 'M
?The House ol Hohenaolk a." I te
opening pages are dev?oted t< ritical
?estimate of th? ? no t snd chsi icter "I
; l'r. deri? k I. snd ? similar i- id ? f the
??r? sent Emperor fills Hie dosing
In a i?? ' nt volume ol ? ?. es
by Mr. John ?Bedloe la -? ; eated an : ? ? ?
t,?!i,t.? about ?the Bret B<mperor Wilhaa
?and ?Profeasor Vlrchow. The lovereigh
(then King of ?Pruasls ?only) ssM "ne
?dsj t?? the emini nt sdentlfl? man:
"Don't vi.u think it might ?be better If
?you -confined yourself ?to ntlflc ?Mb?
;. ts. in i iii? h you have i ?an ? ?i so ?reat
a ?reputation, and avoid politice?, In which
you ?io not shin??."' Vlrchow wss at n?i
lost for a reply he m?erely repeated th-?
snswer of t; ?Trench soldier who, when
th? Kinc '? i*iu-.-;a (William's ?sramV
father) complimented him on bis hrav
? i y but regretted that so much ?___?
lantry should be shown oi the wrang
sld?, said: "Let ui talk t s aje.
thing ?. -?-. for on ?that i i and
I'll never agr?e."
A Lost Book.
The publication of 01 E Inarl
wor)c, "Woman ? nd ?La r, is an?
nouni ? d. ?Bh? ?has i x; : dn ? '??? r long
ail? nt??. and it la a palni
toiled for many years o ei ? -boob - ?.
Woman, and the mantis? a is ?sou.?
pi? t? ?1 Just 1" ."!'? th? So It Af:i? an war
broke ? ut She - al l?oni
Johannesburg at thai
allowed to go back. Wh? n -: - tetunaeJ
at the ?end of a > ir and a l? df tbt
found her ] II burn? d, "I
found," ?he m tl " irnt
' fragments ths leathern be h of m i***0*
int.i, t. the front half ?" tu. |i ,.\, - l'?irl,t
awa) . the hack half of th. Ii ?? * m'xl
to the cover still all there but *?
I i,,w n. d and BC -ich. ,1 wit the t'.*''1***
, that ih- v broke as l touched tl"''?: ii0i
th.ic waa nothing left bui t?? destsisn?
?.i... i.i. ..... i. i. ..i...,,i ,., niutesr btta
there was nothing lefl but to aenvm
The book which is about to BPPSSf
la oui.. I | art -???--??-???? ? **-???'??'
i the original work.
Life in t1?? South.
Th.re is , outing from Doubl day. I'?***
,v Co a n.w ..linon of mi Watts? ???
Page'a book. "The Southerner." Tuts '
the -i.?ry which wai ? riginall) P*r*B**,^J
thi autohtograph) of Nicholas W"?-?"
and which i ortraya the sorron'M *
periencea of many BouUiernsrs m *?*
i cars follow ill,; ?M Civil War?