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UTTU: f'lTIKS OF ITAIA. By Andrt
Manrel. Translated by Hrlen Gorard.
Wlth a preface by Gua.lle.jnn Ferrero.
Wlth thlrty lllustrations. 8TO, pp, xvil.
hn* G l* Putnam's Baaa
AN HI8TORICAL OUIDE TO T,ONImiN
py O. R Btlrling Taylor. lllustrate?i
wlth fiftv-six photograph* Iro, pp.
xii. 34.v r. P. Dattoa A; Oa
MY si'MMKi: iv LONDON. Wlth axcur
sions in memory clsrwhcre among peo
j.ie and i lacea. all aet in n rellah of
anecdote, ar.d Hlustrated from speclal
photographB by w. J. Roberta By
James Milne l2mo. Bf. vili, tM, * ?
Duttoa <v- Co
BEEIN'G EFROPE BT AUTOMOBILB. A
thousand-mQe motor trip througn
Pranc. gwftseriaad. Oermany and
Italy; wlth an aacuralon into Andorra.
t'orfu. I?a!mat?a and ktontanegro. By
? ? ber. lllnatrate.l. avo, pp.
Th" Paker <t- Taylor Company.
THi: hTOH ROADfl OF THE ALPS. A
motorlng irulde to one hundred moun- |
tain peaera Bv Charles I.. Kreeaton. i
p r! g 8. Wlth 106 tfJnerartee, 1021
phoforraphlc lllustratlona and eleven
maps and dlagratns. 8vo. pp. BT. tM, ,
Imported by Charlea Scribrer's Sona.
For some time it has been n Httle dif
flcuit to look wlthout emsplclon upon a
new banh aboart Ita!y. That country
has been ctatfBJUl by the tourist with
"literary" asplratlons. and a perfect sea
el printer's irk haa born wasted on "lm
PTYBSlonB" havlng nbsolutely no value.
But onc-e in a great while tho unexpected
happer.s, and the travellcr 1a, Ttaly glves
11s a real book. We nre genutnely grnte
ful to If. Andr*? Mattrcl. Ws "T.ittle
Cities of Italy" if a gem. Crowno.l by
the French Acadrrny. ther? is nothlng
about lt to p'iggrst the hlgh ambitlon
drivine at such a goal. The author ls
aa spontanfouB. na llght in h.ir.d, as
.h he were ansajaty wrltlng Tettera
home" and had not the smnllost thought
? f Impresslng aaybody with the lcarning
he obvloualy possesscs.
What is the pecrtt of this vory exeep
tional aorrnaaT It Hes in tho slmple fact
that M. Manrel is a man ef lmaglnatlon
and a thinkcr. F.veryhody who writcs
aboui italy has a warnfl synBpathy for
that land of bBSaty. M. hfBtoal has that
nnd soniothlng more, an intultiye feellng
for the Btml of a rfoi'lp- Bg vlr.uc of
this legouice he arrtves at conclusions
which are Jiot. to be eure. wholly 1 er
puasive, but at leaal tb?ty aia etiinulat
ing. havlng the forcc- ef veritaMo idcas.
The cities h? traverees are not all "lit
BJjg" in the strlct senso of the term. Flor
ence. for exnfhple, dearrves another epl
thet. But M lfaarel Ig accurate when
be so rtescrit.es Mnntim, Plsa, Luooa,
Bergamo, Padua, Aresso. and so on, anci
through the naf nre of the portralts that
he draws of these placea we realize
them in that intimnte and j-ersonal fash
lon whlch is orly poaalble ln n amall
trwn. These portralts give us all tho
eolo? and atmosphcro that are to be
found on the BUrfhce, and they are fuU
rf those Fubtlcr traits which nre only 10
U irut at Ly the trav*::?r for whom l.:
la ? llviag thlag. Thefa is no
pedaatry here. there is no smug > x
tatlon of ?lates and the, like.
ta, Instead, a dlacuralve and yet not by
?- . treatment of conununal
ntative artlsta, i
nt 1 - :,a 0! |
:. aor, elnarre condltioM whlch
. moal eloquent of all in .
. ition of a dtf - n?tc
? of art at Manrel la a ne
::i|';inion. Head hlm
Iveto, on Donatello nnd Fra
Palladio at VI
i- thta well
I enthualast, 1 axaarh nc< d to go
wrong and 1
<r his rraders with the pedant:
p, nerer sltg
uail) - upon It and 1
? ter 00 Va-enza, exhi'.arating Crom
1- to end, wc mUBt take at
, I - '
, naummatlon. lt H l
r of Blmpliclty
II a pomprehenaion, bo
I woven ot
gh to do ?
, pnlua ' l ?"'"
1, asr-T ? the moat
, ga o has
1 ? ? ? i uroQue,
' ? "
? ? e m<
; nt of that < rown
1 - ha? rht to enrich thla
, ? . nl ?-? even buc
< ? t wlth Born*
.. -1 not mar it, and
? ?f that
ea <? I
1 eaataatly M. sfaurel is tn'.king ln this
' mg he phQoao
I ip the history of
, r, SDda In th' ?
, ..... ., , olltleal hy; I
. ? Brlefry thla amouata to a ertttctam
f,f i- nt atate as
| the [taliana r ?i'-pendence wlth
?? ig Hharty. The cities. he maln
l 1 se !n?Ueldua!!ty,
BOTM ' I IPW "ntU thl--v
? ...... . uty recogatsed; the ?
, ? freedom ln the
1, ,11. i'..i;ds of a graad fe4eratlon. Th*>
ezleting monarehical labric ia bilmkaU
j,, ], aelf-reaUaatlon,
: ??.... || inde^tructlhle Ifl
ti.- Itallan'a blood. He eaye:
? . i .,' irort
, '. > nl< a
. ghl ..f her 1. ? overed greal
* to look at hei t
' il smlle !n ihe iiiasr. r
11a fir.inlr.i andent
?. ... ? . ..... x Bi
. . . momenl 1 r
1 . " -
-.. a con
i it munlc ; al . 'tofioniies, hi 1
1 b a new trea
, ' , ? ? .1 aha ain nol
? ? i r)"t u.'ilty.
? ' It;.li.'in towns
, bL ataurel
Ih ih, ....'...i.l, nor, !?.: that UBflatt* i.
doea 1 pretewd to hi oae. His ad'.
<,f f.-dcratlon. I renabile m
1 . ..f govrrrim'iit. \lbrafs arlth tha
1 t 1 ? 1 nal feellng. it
Ig thla ??its arlth 1
hhi entlra book.
f-'irn'.. ?. in a friendly j
takea Irsue with hlm, an'l, while admit
' ? ..f the fraach
, ? ; t to hlm
1 . allag ui.it; n.=.ts uion the con
sclous adaptatlon .to Its preeent polltlcal
requirements of a people Btill cherlshlng
local IndtvldualRles. but wiae cnough to
seo where lles Ihe common good. Of
cnurae. tho ultlmate solutlon of the prob
laaa mnatna upon the knees of tho gods.
K. Maur.l would not dogmatically press
hla lnterpretation of the subjert. MJc-.m
whllc. his book makes for thought. And
doubtleas lt dow so the more effectlvely
baaaaaa N la aa rtah tn charm.
The airthor of "An Historlcal Oulde to
London" is not pmisoly eharmlng. out
perhapa we could hardly expect him to
bo so in n work of rlose historlcal rc
scarch. His work is dlvlded Into three
parts. The flrst glvcs a general vlcw of
London and the OStUtneO of its history;
tho socond skrtches fifteen itineraries.
enormously facllltatlng the exploratlons
of the aeriouB ramblar. A concise gazet
teer fills the rest of the book, embodying
a mass of preclous Informatlon about
notable bulldlnga. The latter, we may
add, are further represented in a lavlsh
array of exceptlonally good halftones
from photogTapha. This is a book of
solid lnvestlgatlon, and for the reader
keen upon facts ehould prove very use
ful. It has an excrllent Index. "My
Fummor ln London" ls not ao much for
the student or tho tourist as for those
who have an affcction for the metropolls
and like to revive old memories in the
company of BB anecdotlc enthusiast
Mr. Milne dlgresses gracefuliy and
kr.ows how to Bprinklo personalitiea
through his eaaayi with the right ap
posite touch. His book is a trifling but
rradable contribution to the lighter lit
erature of a great city.
Twenty-flve years aco Mr. I>ee ICeif*
arether tramped abroad. and most en
gagtagly told hla raadara when hn got
back *'How to See BUTOpa on Flfty
Centa a Day." Now. having frrown
older and more prospercnis. he has made
another Joorney, and la "Fooing Burope
by Automobllo" tells us all about it. It
|g tho best book evcr writton for thc
tourist eaatemplaBrirg European travel
in a motor car. This author is not only
one of the most practlcal men in Ihe
worlcl. but hc has a positlvrly beautlful
gift for puttlng his practicality at the
servlce of otherw, for writing down the
thiners ycm want to know ln such a way
that you cannot posslbly make a mis
takc. All through his narratlve he
makaa tho notes that ought really to be
0f Bervtoa. arid when be oomes to wrlte a
chapter of "HRata for Motorists" he eaUa
blessings down upon his devoted head
Mr. Metiweather has plenty of apprecia
tion of tho piduresquencss of Europe, 90
that What he ha*- to BBy about thintrs
seen ifl worth 1*8ding. and as he has a
Of humorr h'.s pajjaa are doably at
tractlva We dka his iiiustrntions, too,
not forgettir.tr tho map filllng his end
pi pera We comjmend the book both to
?? y-at-home and to the ptxiapectlva
traveDer. The former will doubtless, in
many cases. bc lnsplred by him to emu
lata his Wholljr delightful nnd profltnble
"The Hlch Roada of the Alps" is an?
other book which it is a pleaanre to
pralse. Mr. Freeatoa Ifl nn old cam
palgner in Swttserland, France, italy
aad tha Tyroi, and in his ohaptera on
tha dlfferent paaaaa, ehaptera aupplted
wlth adrnliahle itineraries, he aaama to
untoucherl no alngle detall, no
? r how trifling, in whlch tho 0 I
ist mlght be tnterestad. Never was
there a more thornughgoing gutde.
Bapeclally interestlng is his chapter on
"What Crosslng a FUSB Means," in
which he robs tho gradlenta of their
terrora through axplalnlng, what few
travoiurs reattas, that akllful aurveya
nnd BClentlfle construction have kept
them down to an Batraordlnary axtent
The volume contair.s numerous inter
estlng IHustrations and an abundance of
Brat rata maps.
A.History of Its Exploits, with a
THE RKVOLTJTIONAJtT WAR AND
THE Mtt.ITART POUCY OP THE
1 NITBD BTATE8. By Francia Vlnton
Oreene, graduate of tha Unlted States
Mllitary Academy, major general of
vol inteen In the war wlth Fpaln Ivo,
],,. a-al, RO, Chartee Bcribnera Boaa
This is the flrat of a serles of three
voiumea In whlch Qeneral Oreene wlll
tell the history of the mllitary operatlon9
df the I'nited Btatea fmm Eexlngton to
PeklntT. It Wlll bo a popular history,
deatln d for general readtag by the peo
pla of thts country, for the antbof baa a
aerloua puTpoae?that of pleadtng tha
cauaa of a Btrong, thorotiarhrjr organized
and arrer ready naftltary eatabllahment
for the i'nited Btatea. Not ooatent with
potntlBR to the possib.Hitles, however re
RlOte, of waf since the cntrance of our
country upon the fioid of worid polltica,
aad its gTOWtag importance ln lnterna
tlonal COtamerce, General Oreene pur
poaaa to areeaat ln teiiing fashlon tho
grent Kssons of our mllitary p.ist.
Theaa ar-* tha aaaaoaa of oaipBapaaadnaafl
and thelr dangers. of the enormous cost
in Hves and treasure of camjialgns
BBterad upon with raw troops hastlly
ted, arlthout adequate commlssarlat
? | lipment. and, above all, thc lesaon
? ? uniaaaonahlannaa of the oid preju
dlce agalnst a standing army and of thc
Old falth in the eufFiclency of the miHtia.
Tho author traces the birth of thla f:!ith
to Runker H1U:
In tha eli-ht years of the R.
?vns no battlc more bloody, ?
Important. The Ameiicana, without
? organlaatlon, equlpment or auppll. .
had foiiKht tho i.est regular troops of lii -
rope and had rcpils.-d th.-m untll thi r
int:on gave out. All the advai
,.f vlctory were on thelr si.ie, nml tbey
Inced that tl ? ' ould do It
. .. that ;< l ilar organlaatlon wa ? I
?ar>'?a conviction whlch th?-y tena
,',.;u|.- held r rouKhout the Revolutiun;
and tben tram mtttod lt to th< U d.
unts, who have bellaved tn lt abnost to
Apart from its lesson and its plea, th"
book !?. hu'.v.-ver, worthy of BOttCB as nn
cminentiy raadabla ??popninr" mllitary
history of the Waa of iBdepaadaaaa
Thn author has B fellcrtOUfl kn.ick of
Hlmrl" oxjionltion. his survey of th" 9B0f>
moui fleld of oparatkraa la ludd, h" ex
9trategy and tacttcaon both tfdea
aithOttl rfoirse t'> tc'inlcalltics unii.
teiiigibio to the layaaaa. and whlla d -
Btroying the falaa bd aahaaoag the true
romanco df the war which ao oftei,
akirted irr.in.'llablo dlsast. r. Hla c.ipi
ta! napa have been taken from Avery's
'-History of tha Daltad Btatea aad its
People,'' by oourtaay of tha aabllaheri of
that book; t hmughout ht quatOfl hlfl
authorittes ln f.iornotea, and, ln adihtion,
he fiirnlshee a blbliogiaphy of the workB
terl, both on the war Jn general
a: i oa Its f-trbtlv military sld<
Whlla thla history of "The Htvoiutiun
ary War" la tha beglnnlng of a eerleB
that will lnclude all later mllltary opera?
tlona in whlch the Unlted States haa
been engnged slnoe then. 1t M a work
complete ln ttaelf. General Greene ap
pendlng g Bupplpmentary chapter on
"The Popular Falth in an Untralned
Mllltla," whlch brlefly revlcws our m!H
tary hlstory down to the outbreak of the
Mexlcan War. at which p<ilnt, in nnnther
supplementary chapter, he takos up "The
Gradual Growth of the Regular Army"
Thla earrles him, also in brief Biirvey,
through that war, the struggle for the
preservatlon of tho Fnlon. the Indlan
wars anil tlie Cuban campaign. down to
tho great work dotte for the organlzation
nnd etrcngthening of our mllitary estab
llsliment by Mr. McKinley's Fecretary
of War, Mr. EUhu Root
BOYS' 0UTD00R BOOKS
Trails and Camps, Pioneers and
Mr. Ernest Thompson Seton is at his
beat in "Rolf in the Woods" (I>oubleday,
Page & Co.). A story of the evente of
the War of 1812 ln the I.ake Champlaln
reglon, lt le, flrst of all and all the time,
a book of the open, of the Ufe of the
wlldernesa, ltu craft and ways, a chron
lcle of a romantlc exlsence that a boy
may stlll reconatruct for himself ln the
woods, alded by his lmagination and
guided by the oxr/erioncc and exploitn of
Rolf. This youngster's apprenticeshlp
ln the woods Of Northarn Now Tork ln
tracklng, huntlng, trapping and tradlng,
in llvlng ln the country. provcs to be tho
beety tralnlng he could have rocelved for
his later Fenlces to his country as scout,
dlapatch bcarer nnd flghtor ln the days
of the Brltish invnslon. And what a
maptor of the craft of tho wild is hia
frlend and tcacher, Quonab the Indian,
and how slrnply and clearly does he im
part his knowledge and ekill to his mipil
nnd the readers of the book! Of Mr.
Seton's drawings nothlng need be said
at this latc date beyond the fact that
l thoy number over two hundred. The
! volume ls got up in the handsome style
of Its prcdecessors, with the most de
| llghtful of marginal sketches. A book
that will make many boys happy.
"Harpcr's Camping nnd fooutln?"
(Harper <fe Bros.) is practical from flrst
page to laPt. It teaches boys how to do
for themselves all that ls rc-qulred for the
succcss of a camping expodition, whethcr
it he the bulldlng of an Indian camp in
the- yard at home or the cstablishment of
quartera away ln the countr>'. ln the
woods, at tho penshore, by a lake, in a!l
parts of the country'. for all purposes,
whether for hunting or flshing or merely
for henlthful, bcneflcial outdoor Ufe, with
its pimpler aummer pports. Tho pit.h
ing of camps and thdr outfUs, camp
cooklng and onmp hygiene and rar.lt.i
tion, tlie disclpline of Ufe in common,
dress?all these and many other matter;!
are ezplalned ln tcxt, dlapram and illus
tratlon. There is a chaj.ter on moun
talnaerlag and n whole aectlon on tho
Boy Fcout rnovement in F.ngland nnd
Amcrka, with chaptors on WOOdeiaft
trailinp, footprlnts, signnlling, elgn !nn
g'lnge, etC The organlzation and man
Bg< mont of boys' camps, v. hlch has bc
coma a i lalneaa and nlmost a profee
.^lon, is alBO dealt with. wliile, finally,
there are chapters on camping for glrls
and caravaning in Erg!and. The book
has been edlted by Mr. George Bird
Qrlnnell ar.d Dr. Eugene L. Bwan, and
counts among its contributora Mr. Henry
r. Welle, Mr. Jamea Wellman and Mr.
Garrett P. Berviea Not the Uast of tha
merlts of thla eminentiy belpful book is
its Insistenoe upon the fact that one ean
camp aa pleaaantly ami profltahly a few
away from home op at far gr< iter
The flction of Mr. Rupert Fars-ent Hol?
land'fl 'The Boy Pcouts of Birch Bark
Island" (The J. B. Llpplncott Company)
garvea to teach Its readers a good deal
of the prnctical training and work ef boy
scouting, of camping, map niaking and
trailing, varlous methods of fclgnalllng.
etc. All the sports, amusejp.'''ntB and ad
renturea o* the long summer vacation ln
the open hare their share in the nanri
tive, Whlch well gerrej Ita unmistakable
j rpoee of lnteresting our youngatera ln
the Boy Scout rnovement.
It is of hlstoric pcouts in grlm and
danE'rous earnest. of the pioneers of the
great West that Mr. Oeorgg Blfd Grln
nell tells in "Trail.-s of the r.ithfinders"
(Charlea Bcrlbner'a Bona). This is not
primarily a book for boys. but their eld
ers. for whom it is chlcfly lntend.-d, wlll
do well to hand It on to the youagatera,
not only as a collectkn of talcs of thrlll
Inp adventure in the virgin wihls, but
also of chaptera of ear'.y Amerlcan hla
tory, BOme of them almost unknown,
othera long Bince forgotten. Tho boohs
ln whlch the travels of aome of theso
i loneera were ehronleled am no lonp.-r
eaay <f acceaa; the recordfl othera wrote
of their own adrenturea havo nererae* n
the llght Of prlnt. It is upon this burled
wealth of materlal that Mr. GrlnnHI
drawfl in these pagaa, devoted to tho
period from the return af Laarla and
Clark from their trans"ontin*-ntaI vent
ure of exploration to the establishmeiit
of the old California trail. There are
hlatork names here, Lewls and Clark's
flrpt of all, ami Zebulon Pike's and Path
finder FMmont'Bj but by their rlrte the
editor has placeil othera, whose namea
and cxploits well deserve this r- ia
from ohllvlcn. A capital book, often
cpi intly Jnform'np, as often breathleedly
GAVROCHE IN BERLIN.
From The Loaaon Baturday Reviaw.
An okl travellcr who baa kfio, k. <\
about half tbe world i>>r ti?*- and twenty
>cara Is not often aatoniabed, but r waa,
iu one tlme, and with rcaaon, though
there waa nothlng adventurous und tne
was a ahi bby Btreet I me ?
uaed to the ueual phaeea; the whlne of
the beggar, the huckstering of the
man, th< complalnta of the cab drirer,
the stinit of the proatttuta, tha Impor
tunlty of tha gulda, the aurllneaa of of?
: . lalism. Bul n hat l...,'i ni d to m<
,; na dlffi rei t and uneotniaon. Bome
j.w ......r- ago t ?vas walklng on th*
iong pa'. menl of a dull down grade av< -
p,,,^ \,ii.ii r paaaed thr-*- or four urchlna
who were larktng together, and playlng
;.H puppl< b wlll. "Have yoti any
ona of ihi m aahed me. The word, whal
erer it may have been, waa unknown to
,,,,, i,ut tbe lad lookod Uhe an Indpient
clgarctte amoker, ao i basarded: "Do
\,,ii mean etf Ich-hClschen (anglice,
in.itih* ? .'.'" "V?H." grinned the gutter
anipe; t?nt I naw from l.ls faea 1" waa
maklng fun of me, r.n.1 ahook my h*;ni
and paaaed on, raylng "My boy, r dpn'l
understand you; f am a stranger hon"
in g m ?ment t';.*' four ragged 'ui* aere
ioff. "Webegyourpardon,"they pleaded
;i|,,,i<, retically, wi did not know you
v,,i, n viKit'ir'" I ralaed my hat foi
mally ln reply; but i waa more Impreaaed
hi theae poor i blldr* n than bj :?!' tha
I,. im* ted i lardg on duty round thi greaj
Brandenburg Arch. whal mannar of
tiainitiK mu't tnai n;iii'.n be hapartlng
v,hrn ? ? ,; i ? itreet bojt ean b
likc gantlemeal I
"LA FILLE DU CIEL"
A Chinese Drama by Pierre Loti
and Judith Oautier.
Paria, July 14.
"La Fllle du Ciel" is the tftla of a
grand herolc Chinese drama In three
acts, lnsplred by Mme. Sarah Bernhardt,
written by Mme. Judith Gautler and M
Pierre Loti, and just publlahed by Cal
rnann-Eovy. L-yrlc compositions to sc
company this thrilllng and sentlmental
trapedy havo been oomnoaed by M.
penedictus, who haa collected a series
of ancient Chinese sonps, melodles and
danco muslc, that In the opinlon of Mme.
Parah Bernhardt will greatly enhance
the theatrical cffect of the work. whlch
*.ho thinks capable of belng tranaformed
into a magnifioontly lmpresslve opera.
The attentlon of Ilerr Rlchard Strauss
and M. Debuspy has been called to the
operatlc qualltles of the drama, and lt
Io not imposstbla that one or both of
these composers may undertakc Its lyrlc
The actlon is placed ln the Chlna of
the present day. Ths subject Is the ter
riflc feud that has exlsted for three
ccnturles between ths natlve Chinese
dynasty of the Ming, whlch was over
thrown by the Mongollan Tartars, and
the Tslng dynasty of emperora at
Peking, who even to this day have not
succeeded ln extermlnatlng the ancient
Mlng pretenders, stlll beloved by the
people ln Pouthsrn Chlna, especlally at
Nankin. The renl motive power of the
rebelllons that are almost chronlo
throughout the Chinese Emplre la thla
famlly feud between the Taing emperora
and the dethroned Mings. In the flrst
act, which passes ln the gardens of the
ancient palace of Nankin, we are present
at the clandestlne coronatlon of the ln
fant Ming Emperor, Fon of the Sprlnp,
whose mother, a beautiful wldowed prln
resa, twenty-five years of age, named
r?Bughter of Heaven, Is the regent of th* j
Mings. Foremost among the grand dlp
nltatiep who greet the Infant Emperor ls
a handForrie young price, who comes in
the oapacltj" of the Vlearoy of the Bouth, j
but who ln reallty is Kouang-P<>u. the
Taing Emperor, who has arrlved ln
cognlto from his palace at Peking. The i
Impcriel arhiy ls in fact marchlng upon I
Nankin to quell the Ming rebelllon. The
TBlng Emperor haa captured the renl
Vlieroy of the Fouth and has nssume 1 j
his dress and functions ln order to pene
trate Into the palace of Nankin and see
with his own eyes the Daughter of
Heaven, wlth whom he ls ln love. The J
amhltlon of Kouang-Fou is to marry the
Imtiphter of Heaven nnd adopf her llttle
f-on, sccretly crowncd ap tho Mlng Em?
peror, and thereby accompllsr a fuplon
of tho two rtval dynastles.
The rviughtor of Heavan in fact falls
ln love with the strnnper, whom phe sup
jK.ses to be tbe Vi.-eroy of the Fouth
The Emperor Kouang-Fou vanl-hes mys
teriOttaly, after havlng won tne hcarts
of both the Daughtfr of Heaven and of
the Infant Ming Emperor. In the eec
ond act we find that tlie lmpcrial Pcklnp
army is about to capture Nankin, The
Dtnperor Kouanp-Fou ncaln nppoars
wlthln the walla of Nankin, a.s an emls
pary from tho peking Emperor (hlm
aalf), and offers to ppare the llves of the
Daughter of Heaven and her Imperlal
infnnt. The Pauphfcr of Heaven ppurns
any favors from her heredltary foes.
Tho thlrd nr-t p.ip^es at Pcklnp, where the
Daughter of Heaven is a prisoner. Her
Infant son ha* been beheaded. The Em
peror Kouang-Fou renows his offers of
marrlagc. nnd thus hopes not only to
BOtlsfy his own love but to lnaupurate
lustinp peace in bla realm. The Daugh?
ter of Heaven dlsdains nny compromise.
nnd is resolvcd to dle. Tlie r-xecutioner's
; word ls, however, rcplacr-d by poison.
whlch ip offered her, at her reqaeet, hy
Kounnc-Ff.u Havlng tnken the polson,
and belng pure of death. she tella
Kouang-Fou tha4 she really loves hlm,
l ut that death bc-omes her sacred duty
a?? tho Mlng Empresa. although as a
woman phc shares Kouang-Sou's love.
The Tslnp Emperor and the Mlng Em
prer.?, having shared the polron, dle ln
each other's arms.
Of all the Engllrh speaklng wrllers of
the nineteenth century none, wlth the,
col,- ex -ertlon ef Walter Fcott. ever at- ,
tglned p ipularlty in Franco arproachlng^
thatof Lord Byron. There are many!
French translatlons of "Ch.llde Harold," j
"Marlr.o Fallero," "Don Juan," nnd other i
poems of the hero of Mlssolonphl, but j
HoortVa "Llfe, Lettara and Journai ot'
i n," Btrange ns lt may aeem, h.iv"
never appeared In Ftanch. Thla na
Bclency la to-day remadled by a young |
Parlalan writer, Jean Dchaghanma. who
has made an ndmirahle sclectlon of By
ron's letteri from the worka <>f Mo,,re,
Leich Hunt,Trelawney.Lady Bleaaington]
and the Coontaaa Onlcdoll, and theae,J
with a clear, conclae appreelatlon of By?
ron hy Georgea Clemenceao. the former
French Trftnifr, af publlshed by CBl
mann-L*evy. Taina, accordlng t., Cle
. , ,i -md Delachaume, was unfair
toward B>toi ' i" i"s portrait dwelt
too much .ui iiie Bbadowa and neglected
the lights." Tlie pn-s. nt book is gCCOm
panled by Judlciona notos, and by the ex- i
cellent llkeneaa of Byron made at Oei ??
by D'Oraay In May. IUS. abortry before
bla re< kI*-;-K and quiXOtlc iloparfur.- ln the
rain hope c>f becoming the Lafayetta of
the On clan republlc. C. I B,
r.EPORTERS AND THE C.^LENDAR.
From Tlie Ix>ndon Globe.
Wlth reference to the pmpaaal to nom
Inate ?? patron aaiat fot ateu
phera, ll aeema th.it tha Uat whnh ean
b* drawn from la more numerong than
ii aa thitik it was p;if-1
donable, both on the part of the Paria
Lontemporary and oureelvee, to aaaume
thal three would be tbe utrneet llmlt of
those who had aaerciaed the f?porter*a
i rofi. alon oi earth n bo would Bnd ;.
place ni th* Calendar. M. LeOn Qoudal-I
lier, the edltor of the "Etolle Btdno
graphlaue," aaya that many of the an- '
elent btflhopa who bave been caaonlaed
are eligible, r ot on BCCOUnt of tha num- I
I.. r >f pastoral lettera written by them,|
but bj i- taon i I their posltlon as notary
public and compiling the mlnutee <>f va?
t loua ('li'in h coun* iis.
Bt Cyprian, Blahop ef Carthnge, ls
noted for th.' number *if abbfavlationfl
uaed. st. Toriblo, Blahop of Aetorga,
;!!,.,:it (50 .\. i?.. wa eccleBiastlcal no?
tary nomlnated !.?? Lieo th Great. Bt.
u taugbt Btenography with bellestl
Icttrea at th.- school at Imata. He re-;
fuaed t.i note a aentence paaaed an ai
tlan and . uffered martyrdom ln j
conaeQuenee. sr. Oenes, <f Aries, met $
? ita, ln Blmllar circumatancaa. Th*i
edltor <>f th.- ? Etoila Btdnographlque"
BOOKS AND PUBLICATION3.
The Conservation of Natural
Rcsources in the I'nitcd States
Hy CHABLBS R. va\ hihi:.
I ?? . .'I.- lll nn I.i.ohbI, ir
RARE BOOKS A. PHINT8 IN EUROPE.
ti A LL-OLT-OF-PRINT-BOOKS H
m a | Bfi | MK: r?n get ?ou 8ny book a?8r
nulllaharl en any lubjirt. Th? muat aljxrl
fir,.,k Bndar aitant. vfban m r.i.tianri r-mi .nj
1*1 m) I..rn 'i i ir. I.ool.i BAKEI! . ?.! I.A1'
li'-ji. 8110P, J i.i. liilstit ii.. Uirmltisl.am. I
ralsea the questton whether theae two
rainta were Juetlfleri ln allowing thelr
convlrtlona to Interfere wlth thelr duty
to the atate. It la further auggested
thnt Ft. Clement, who In 0.1 appolBted
slx reglonal notarles to collect aooouata
of the martyrdom of the Early Chrls
tlans, mlght be added to the list of ellgl
ble patrona to protect the shorthand
BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Current Talk of Things Prescnt
and to Come.
The Interestlng announcement is made
by Harper A Rrothers that they have
started the publlcatlon of a tinlfo'tn
edltion of the complete works of Wllllam
Dean Howella. It la to be dlvlded ln!o
groups of gtx volumes each. The flrst
group, whlch is now ready, is thus com
posed: I, "My Literary Passlons" and
"CTIticlam and Flction"; II, "A Hazard
of New Fortunes"; III, "London Fllms"
and "Certaln Dellghtful English Towns";
IV, "Landlord at Llon's Head"; V, "Lit?
erary Frlends and Acquaintance"; VI,
"Llterature and Llfe."
This edltion ls prlnted from new
plates, and each volume contains a new
blbliography wrltten by the author. In?
terestlng portralta of Mr. Howella at
varloua perloda of bla literary career are
lncluded. ln photogravtire, and there ure
soveral halftone portralts and other
lllustrations. An extra tltle page in each
volume is printed in color. The number
of volumes ln whlch the edltion ls to bo
completed Is not atated, but presumably
lt wlll be generotis, for Mr. Howells has
been a voluminous wrlter. It ls hlgh
tlme that his work was thua gathered
together, and this announcement wlll be
read with tho keencst Interest by thoiN
sandn rf his admlrers here and abroad.
Tho tranalntlon into En-rllsh of M.
Frederlo Masson's book on the crowning
of Napoloon I has Just appeared in Lon?
don. He deals thus wlth the Emperor's
motlve, the thought at the back of his
Hecause he had been consecrated by the
Pope, Napolaon consldered that he was
clothed witn an tneffaceabte eharaeter, and
that ho had Bfljeoraa a aoverelgn epinl tn
all other anveralgns. that ua auch he araa
above crltlclam, that he waa the anolnfed
of tbe I?rd, and that, lf hla empire had
not rerelved dlvine, ln3tltutlon, lt dtd not
full fnr short of It. It cannnt bo said that
he beliovcd tb.lfl, hut ho nieant at least to
II belleved, and, Indaad* the bnrder Is
n> rjtilcklv crossed between the spreadlng
and bellevtng nf llluslons that it may be
queatloned whether it waa not ln this ca?e
A Garden Book.
What prornlses to be a delfghtfol hook
for the lover of gardenlng has been rnm
ploted by Mr. Willlam Roblnson, the
author of "The English Flower Garden,"
and a famous veteran of gardenlng. It
tells the story of his many years' exne
rlenee In garden, fleld and woodland. and
ls cntltled "Gravetze Manor, or Twenty
Years" Work Round an Old Manor
A Relic of Cook.
There is said to tie ln cxistence only
one leaf of the orlglnal lost Journal of
Captaln Oook's flrst voyage. lt contains
the flrst reference to Botany Ray:
The preat number of new planfs, etc,
our fcentlemen hofanlsts have collect".I ln
i! ls pl.!> .? occaslori.-.l my glvlng it tho name
of Botaiilst Hay. . . . The Enarllsh col
ours were dtsplayad ashore . * and I
. atised an InaCliptlon tn be cut out upnn
One of tho tri-r n*-ar the waterlng-plnce,
Bettlng forth the ship's name.
The new edltion of "The Virginlan"
whlch Is ln preparatinn ought surely to
make one of the mnst attractlve volumes
of the wlnter season. The MaTnlllan
Company has engaged Mr. C IC Russell
to make a yuantity of lllustrations for
lt, and the book wlll alao Include somo
euhjects by the late Frederlo Remlng
tnn. Mr. Wister's novel bids falr to
rank as a clnsslc, and lt is dellghtful
that the forthooming edltion, whlch is
to be beautlfully printed, is to contaln
lllustrations by the two artlsta best
quallfled as Intcrpreters of hfs work.
A Valet's Reminiacencea.
The lowest depth ln so-called "modern
llterature" scems to have been reached
ln Relgium, where the valet of the late
Klng Leopold is preparlng to publlsh a
volume of his remlnlscences of that
monarch. It Ifl said that the man "had
the Klng's complete confldence ln his
more lntimate affalra." Bah!
Borrow'a Teaaing Method.
That George Borrow's love of myatlfy
Ing was sn grcat that lt was ln danger
of hecomlne B mnnla Is the declaratinn
of hts aarvtvlag frlend, Mr. a. e. Hake.
Ho believea that Rorrow's abrupt endlng
Of the eplsode of Isorel Berners waa
"deliberately planned to tease the
reader." He mentlons further that he
once snw BotTOW throw down a book
and say: "These modern fHlows never
know when to atop! The great- art of
wrttiriK is to know when to etop!" Mr.
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS.
'Hake thlnks that poaalbly the Incom-|
pleteneae of Isopel's atory was auggeated
by that of Ann ln "The Confesslons of
un Oplnm Eater." and he adrts: "The
tantallzlng methods of the two wrlters
ln afly caae carry wlth them an endurlng
BitranfagT To have left theiie two
women in the inflnlte is to have be
queathcd them to ua as Imperlshahle
phantoms hauntlng the shores of old ro
The Maharani'a Book.
That clever Indlan lady the Maharanl
of Raroda?whose vlslt to this country
the reader wlll remtmber lia.s written a
book whlch will be publlshed ln tho au
tumn. It is to ba entltled "The Posltlon
of Women ln Indian L-lfe," and its main
point ls that lt la hot antagonism but
co-operatlon between the sexea that ts
roqulred and that man's guldnnce 1b
necessary to help woman to attaln the
hlghcat of whlch she is capable.
Felix Mottl'a Will.
The late Felix Mottl was the owner of
a magnlficent llbrary and of many rare
muslcal autographs, most of whlch, we
are glad to learn. wlll be kept together.
The llbrary and the orlglnal manu
acrlpts of Haydn and Reethoven havo
been bequeathed to the clty of Vlenna.
Some oompoaltions by Hummel wlll go
to his natlve clty of Presburg, whlle
Interestlng muslcal manuscrlpta from tho
pena of Wagner. Relllni and Berlloz will
be aold at auctlon.
"The 9piee' March."
Mr. Rudyard Klpling has contrlbuted
to a volume publlshed for the benefit of
a hoapltal a poem excollently fitted to Ita
purpoae. It ls cailed "The W_Mkf March."
It ls a plcture of the spies of death. the
doctors who rHk thelr Hves ln snylng out
dlsease. It Is said to be founded on a
phrase from a lettet app.irently written
by a physlclan flKhtlng the plague in the
East: "Death is a quecr chap to llve
wlth for steady company." Here are
some of Mr. Klpllng's Hn< s:
Tralned for another use.
We mamh wlth eolora furled,
Only concerned when Death breaks loose
On 8 front nf half 8 world.
Only f'.r <;? neral I leath
Our yeUow nag may By,
Whlla we tal<e pnst beneath?
That la thc plac for a spy.
Where Death haa spread Hla pln'.ons over
nations and Domlnions?
Then there ls work for a spy!
The dropplng shois hegln.
Tho alngle funerala rass,
Our aklrmiahara run ln,
The corpsea <!ot the grass.
The howllng towns stampede.
The helplesa vlllnges dle.
Xo'.v lt is war Itldeed?
Now there !s work fnr a apy!
O, Penpi?>?, Kinjrs and I.ands, we are walt
in*r your commands?
What Ifl the afork fnr a spy?
(Drumsl?Death is upnn up, spy!
(io unere His piokets hide?
Unma.sk tbe ihapes they take,
Whether a gnat fmm the tvaterside,
Or a stlngfng fly ln the brake,
Or fllth of the crowded street,
Or a alck rat, llmping by,
Or a smear of eplttle dried ln the heat?
That Js the work nf a spy!
Stay byHlm,' glrth to plrth,
Wherever the Pale Horae wheels,
Bleap with His .?entries, car to earth,
And hark what the grave reveals,
For the smoke of our torment rolls
Where the pyres aro bta-*ing hlgh,
What do wo care for mtn's bodles or
Death Ih upon us, apyl
A new editlon of Washington Irvlng's
"Astorla" has been issucd by the T. T.
Crowell Company ln good tlme to mark
the foundlngof Astorla, a hundred years
ngo, and the "Lrwls and Clark" com
French Books In Canada.
The de!??gatlorn of French authors who
consulted with 31r Wllfrld Latirier the
other day about f'anndlan copyright are
now, at his reques-t, .iraftlng a memo
randum to explain the sltuation caused
by C'anadian denurvolatlon of the Berne
Convenlton. The.se authors, who flnd
French Canadlans to bo their falthful
renders. thlnk that Fir Wilfrid's attltude
givee them reason tO hope that they wlll
BOt Incur the unfavmable treatment ac
corded to Americanf?the new Canadlan
copyright blll belng "mainly dlrected
toward protectlng the Pominlon from
the invasion of the I'nited States."
An interestlng statement ls made by
Mr. John I^ane, who has Intely taken a
IniBlliaaa journey through fanada. "The
people of Canada," declares the pub
llsher, "in proportlon to population read
more booka than are read ln any coun?
try ln the world "
Admiral A. T. Mahan's new book ls to
be publlshed slmultar.eously ln Ro^ton
and in London early ln the autumn. It
ls to be entltled "Naval Ftrategetlc"."
Forgotten Work by Landor.
A serlos of dtaloguea and lettcrs whlch
Waltef Bavaga Landor wTote for Lelgh
llunt's "Monthly Reposltory," under tho
general tltle of "High and Low Llfe in
luly," has been for many years prac
BOOKS AND PUBLICATION3
tlcally unknown to Eandor's admlrers.
It has not been Inelnded ln any of thi
edltlons of Landor'a wrltlnga. A Frer 'i
author. Mr. Valery Earbaud. thlngs that
In these letters and dlalogues I*nnd<.r
was at his best, and h<? has made a
translation of them whlch has Just ap
peared ln Paris. M Earbaud has lonj?
been engnged upon a l.iography of r,on
dor, whom he belleves to have been "the
prlnce of Engliph prose writ* rs."
BOOKS OF THE WEEK.
ui tmiaa bcautt or thb BBoancr,
CompIlM from ' M< i sOavanlrfl.' tha u.
ibhed Journale of tba Hon. Mrs. ( -
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V.'lth frontleplece ln photogr.i? ure ar.-l
thlrty-two iBtratlooa wro, pa. n,
427. (Tb? ?' Ba Laae *"emr
Amona; the Babjeetg dralt arlth ara tha
com law rloti and the br*a*l or I
asob: tbe re* eptlon of the n.;?-s <>f Nelaca'e
death; publlc f tllng about tha murder r-f
l'erclval ln tl.o House; tah-8 ot th* 111
fateri i?uls XVI, and storlaa and anecdote
of th? Uuke ot weillngton, Lady Carollna
l*mb, Mrs Fltzherbert and oth'r proml
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works and correspondenra, and a blblloga
of modern novels.
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Ton atorlea burteeBJBBBg as many typee
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"BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS.
H A1RPER S Fiction Number
An American Woman's Social Visit
to the Court of Napoleon III.
TIIE author of thcse delifrhtful recollections is Madame de Ileprcrmann-Lindenorone,
Iho American wife of ? diftinguished diplomat. During thc ln illi.int days of the
last Empire she was a frequcnt and t'avored oiiest nt the Court of Xapolcon TII. Her
letters give a fascinatinglv intimate, personal pichire of not only the Emperor and the
Empress Eagfoie, hut of many of the most famous statesmen, poets, authors, and
musieians of tlio dav.
8 Remarkable Short Stories
NEVER bai ? more slriking group of stories lieen hrouftht torrethcr in a single
numlier of a magazine. They are of every type?among- them three dclightfully
funny stories. Some of thc authors are
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps :: Irving Bacheller :: May Sinclair
David Gray :: Georg Schock :: Margaret Cameron
Elizabeth Robins :: Etc, Etc., Etc.
SCIENCE, TRAVEL, LITERATURE, HUMOR, ADVENTURE
Margaret Deland's Great Serial ?oman^