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The Revival of a Long Neg
MODERN DANCING AND DANCKTtH.
By J. K. Crawford Flltch, M. A. With
eight illuatrations ln color and many ln
black and whlte. Largo le?, pp. _!
Philadelphia: The J. B. Uppincott Com?
The vogue of the public dancer, whlch
has been so vlgorously revived wlthln
the last few 8-888, has of course pro
luoted tho ______ of books on the sub
jeet. lt ls surprislng that a new edi
t on of M. Gastori Vulllcr's exhaustlvo
ard rlchly UbtBtrated volume has not
been torthcoming, but even that luter
catlng work would require a falrly vo
lumlnous aupplement to be brought up
to date. Tho dancir.g of the momout
demands Its hlstorian. Mr/ Arthur
Applin touclied one corner of tho Held
1 i hls "Storles of the Russlan Ballet."
whlch wo recently reviewed. Mr. Flitch
gives hlmself a widor acope in the pres?
ent attractivo volume. It ls attractive,
wo tnay add, not only ln its text, but
ln its numerous lllustrations. ThflflM
lnclude reproductions from eminont
painttrs-.Mr. Sarg.-nts '<'armcnclta"
flguring as froiitispitc. nnd thfl- tbere
aro aaanttttea ol good plates from old
pfintfl of dancers like Tagliuiii, nml
photugraphs of ihosc many vomen an.l
men who aro to-day faselnating mulii
tudes all over the world.
The author of this book Ib not mere?
ly a lover of tbe art of danclng. He
i gives atnple evldence of his famlllarlty
with its technique and hlstory, and
with tho lnfluence upon its fortunes of
civlllaatloa at its dWatreat stages of
progress. His brief prefatory survey
of tiie origins, development, trlumphs
and vlcissltudes of the dance through
the ages, from its sacerdotal employ
ment in antiquity to the present day of
Its reborn rocognltlon. closes with the
following Inteiaetlng suggestioii:
In the present revival ami development
of the dance there is aomethlng at oncfl
slgnificant and liopefuL lt ia not. per
hapa, too conjectural to dlocern in lt the
blnl ol' a reaction against one of the
least agreeahle tendenclefl ln much of
preaent-?ay an. lt would aeem thal
the arts are tending to beeome more and
_Bj*M enmesht-d ln contemporary affairs.
Trfty are exchamdng tha artlatle con
acreiicc for a soclal consclence. . ? .
Art has taken for Ita UaaMhe aolution
of tba iiuery. "What's wrons with the
worldt" it la furloualy Juatifying Its
axlatenCe by burrylng t-. tha reacue "f
the polltlclan and tha aoclal reformer.
Into this vexed am! anxloua company of
the arts the De_tce Btraya a llttle tlm
Idly, brlnslng wlth it tne aerenity and
.race of a leaa troubled age. It cannot
luce the paaaport of dlacontent, with?
out arhlcb lt eeema douMfui whether it
>).'? entltled t.. be admitted It aeeha - o
to reform ua bul only lo pleaaa it re
chIIs us to the joy.s nf Ilfe whlch the
Other arts had almoat persuadod us to
foi*/et. It baa i-ut a. Blnslc purpoa*?to
qulcken our pulses wlth beauty, and to
renew our Ilfe wlth its own untirlng
Mr. FUtcb'fl survey of tho rise of tho
ballet in Italy, and of Ita developm.int
ln France in the seventevnth century,
lieed not detuln us here. It reached its
apog-.e in thtj lirst half of the last ce_
tury wlth Tuglioni. Fanny Flhier,
jj Grlsi and Fanny Oorito, Than began a
deciinw, caused by the CUlt of the opara
rlnger. It waa accotupanied by InCTflSMa*
ing emphasis on raere toura de force;
on purely techmcal vlrtuosity at tiie
ezpenae of gxact und spu:itan<-i:y. Parla
lnvented the cancan, I.ondon the ekirt
dance, because, says the aMtrmr, i's
music hall ballets had deg.nerated into
mere niarches of Amazons and the like.
There were La Oo_lue and Grille
d'Bgout. and, far more pleasing and
gnioeful, Kata Vaughan, Letty I.ind
and Connl** Gllchrist. The fashion
passed, owlng to the inferiority of tbe
successors of thtae delightful Engllsh
WOOien, whoec gruce had been based on
a _U_*< ugh trainir-g in tiie steps nnd
exerci.vcd of the old ltallan ballet achool,
Then came Loie Fuller, with her
tierperitine dances?"la Lole" of the
Parlgians?and after her Isadora Du:i
can, to whosf- genius Mr. Flitch pajrs
glowing trlbute. Indeed. he empha
elzes th? lnfluence which thls rarely
glfted American woman has had 00
the tendencles of the levlval of daia
lng. for it is to her, "perhaps the great?
est ptrsonallty who has ever devoted
herself to developing the art of the
dunce," that he ascrlbes a decided in
fluenco on the art of Pavlova. The
creat Kussian dancer, havlng won her
maatery of tcchnlque ln the R_BBt_n
aahool, dlscovered tliat sho needed a
wl.er scope for the full expresslon of
her indlviduality. Sho found lt in
"those gestures and poses, more nat
urally huinan than those of the conven
tional ballet, whlch Isadora Duncan
had brought to life again from the
world of Greek art." It ls worth while
tc be remlnded, ln thls connectlon, that
the Russlan dancers who during tho
last few years have taken the world
by storm are secessionists from tha
formalisni that held the Russlan Bchool
Jn Its thrall:
The spectacles whlch have been seeivirt
London and Parie? aome of whlch have
never been produced ln Ruasla?aro the
production of a group of daring and sub
verslvc artl.st*.. . . . The essentlal dif
ference is to be found, not lu t-chnkjue,
but ln idea. The ballet has been brought
Into relatlon wlth 'Ife. . . . lt waa sup
postil to be structurolly Incapable of suj>
portlng anything more welghty than
mereiy goaaamer fancles, eternal varia
tlons upon the themes of coquetry?invl?
tatlon and refusal. pursult and evaalon
. . The work of the revolutlonarles
was to open the slulce-gates and let in th'
rertlllcing flood of vital emotioti. What!
la revolutlorary in the new ballet is the
power to rouse and trouble the lmaglmi
Flon. The Innovatora have extended tho
range of tha ballet, a range as wlde aa
that of the drama?one Is tempted to eay
The plots and meaning of the repcr
tory of these Russlan revolutlonarles
r?f art are nualyzed by the author. He
next eelcbrates Adellno Genee for what
ihe is. Incomparably and unapproach
Bbly the greatest llving exi/onrint of tiie
%rt ot clusslcal ballet danclng. That
txcuBlonally she loves vlrtuoslty for Its
own aaka cannot be denled, but lt is
never at tho expense of grace and
beauty of motion and pose.
Real Orlental danclng the West has
never yet aeen, avcrs our authority, but
it haa found a Bkilled tranolalor In
Ruth St. Denia, another American
woman. Her art, however, is "too
much concerned with the exprcasion of
ldeas to give itself up entirely to the
creatioti of beauty," Its symbulism ia
sorncwhat limited, artiflcial and llt
eral, and lt tends to be static. Stlll,
"her dancing is penetrated wlth the
flnest spirit of Indian art, in much the
same way in which Isadora Duncan's is
lmbued wlth the art of Grr.co." Mr.
Flltch further BUfgeutS tliat much of
ancicnt. Qreek dancinf aurvtvea in the
Spanish dancos of t<-da>: "Many of
the poseH found in tho (ireek flgurines
.?in; cau-atlally those ot Spanish
women." Ha adda the curkraa blt of
InforniHtlon that in the early days of
tho Roman Empire Iborlan dancers
created a furor ln tho imperial clty
comparahle to tliat Whlch the Ilusslan
dancers have aehleved in tho I'aiis,
London and New York of to-day.
C__-_en-i__, ot.ro, Le Tortajada snd
La (luerrero aro passcd ln retleW,
l.ut the Spanish il.itin: li BO atrlctly
national, it demnnds so much of un
under soclal lnsuranee, as under Bl
other devices to lmprove man's mate
rlal condltionB, lt paya but ellght at?
tention, even though aome of them are
already perceptitie, and critlclsm \st
the raTStaaB by cmployers and workcra
aliko is already far from unknown 1
TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY
More Reminiscences of Eng?
ONE LOOK BACK. By the Rlght Hort.
George W. E. Ruesel! ? Illustrated.
Svo, pp. 36S. Doubieday. Pago & Oo.
Abundant is the storc of M. G. W.
BL Russell's recollections, and even
thla volume, it Is said, will not coni
plcte a SS-iea already imposing. A
deocendant ot the nuurtsr ot constltu?
tional Uberty, WU~_un, Lord Bueeell,
he was born lnto the most lnteresting
eurrent of Knglifh lifo and affairs, bo
has beld hlgh offlce aml he baa known
well his most famous conteniporartee
in __ate_n__nshlp, in letters and ln bo
ciety. In those genial pages be bas en
Bhrined e host of sneodotee, of parsonal
descrlpt-ona snd t iwnUnlseenees ef
tbo bumors, tbo oceupntlona snd the
habits of thought of Victorlan days.
There aro many changcs DOted h-rc
between the England of George V and
the England of thlrty yeara ago. In
A Pioture of the Seamy Bide
A PRISONF.R OF WAR IN WIRGINL*..
Al?J?? Br G^ee^JbVaW^^'
lutat.t and Breve. Major *??*.? *r0^
Vote Beprinted, wlth ad-itlons, rrom
ihe report of xn address presented to
!h_ New Vork CoromandnX of ?hJ
Unit/d State, Loyal Leglon, *??*?
r MMt with l-rua-ratlona. Iro, oe,
\ VA. G. V. Putnam s aons.
Major Putnam'a record of hls experi
cnces and observationa during his ekxP
tlvity in Libby Prison and later ln
Danville is the aort of material that
ia treaaure trove to the historlcal nov
elirft ln eearch of the authentlc stamp
for the peraonai experlencea of hls !m
agined hero. Such detalla aa he givcs
of hia own and hia companlons' dally
life and hourly deprivatlons and hard
BhlpS in CapUvity cannot bo suoesea
fully invetited. though they can and
undo'ibtedly will be convlncingly elab
orated. The cfiptive offlcera ln Libby
! & Sori's warehouso. aaya Major Ptit
IlilIn, rared batter than tbo troopera
| InprUOned atoarwhere ln Rlchmond, ba
j cause they nadiiy reeogaised the Im
! pcrt__.ee ol maintalnrng mintary dtset
pllne aanong theinselr*--, ar.d tbus
i minimizrd the danger of montal stag
natlon (hat otherwtoe mtght havo led
i'to b-seiub; Aa for thetar ohjatcei dto
I comfort, thttt was so extremo that they
could do llttle to soften Ita effecta._
MLLB. CAMAUGO, _ HBEOIN1 IN THB HISTOBI of hax.jino.
(I-'rom the palntlng by laxittrat)
derstanding and temperatne-rital col
I i,ii.oraii'-ii frorn tha apactators, that it
luaually degeneratea when transporte,i
I to a loreign onvironinont. Of tiie 00
i centric. danclng of tha day the author
'tuk.-s no QOtlce, beyond tha '?Danaa da
l'Apa.ln," whi.h certalnly has dramatic
Iquallty. Chapterfl on the revival of the
Morris dance in Engiadd nnd tha future
!of the art closa B wrk arhlch will
double Ita raader*fl awthetlc plaaaura la
the daace forerer after.
Germany's Progress in the Field
BOCIAL INS1 KA.N.'i; IX OBRMANT,
1888-1911. It? Hlatory, Operation, Re
aults, and a Comparla rn with the Na
I Inaurance _. t. 1811. By Will?
iam (iurbutt Dawaon. Wlth ten lllus
tratlona *.--. pp. xi, ttl. Charlea
B< rlbner*a Bona
Mr. Dawson'a book has been wrlttea
. chicfly f.-r Knglish readcra, ai 1 ear
riea, bn the form of tootnotea, ;i com
Iparieon of the Gesinan lawa on aJck
1 ness, a.-.-i'l-nt aad invalhlity nnd Old
age Inauranca with the ootrsaipondlna
j provislons a tbe Britiah Natlonal In
iBiirance Act of 1911, tbe Old Ago __B
islons Act of 190- and the Worklng
nien's (.'ompensatlon Act of 1'JtM',. Tbe
comparinon i? not carried out between
that part of tho Britiah N.-ithnal Insur- j
anco Aot which relates to unernploy-J
ment, and tbe preaent Geinian methoda
Of deallng wlth this probh in, becauw
j no lmperlal or state b glslation has yet
I beea paaaed on the subject, and tba ea- i
i perimentB made thus far __V8 been
I local, on municipal or prlvate lnitla
! tivc That the whole anhjeet la of
J great and immediato Interaat to us ln
thls country needs BO dctuonsiratlon,
and the book wlll DO found to answer
all needs of lnformation here.
Mr. Dawsun proce-ds from an anal
'ysis of tho acts thatnaalvea to a con
sldcratlon of BUCh matters as the c6st
of liisnranco, iho attltude of employ. rs
and workpeopl'*, nnd, above all else,
, tho propbylactk raaulta of aktkneafl in
I surance. Ho aflinns that the fflany
88-8- preventivo work which ,s belng
done constitutes s?> far the peculiar dis
UnctJon of the German eystem:
In Qerniany, BB eveiywhore. what the
workliigmau values more hlfbly than
1 di*:tr.*H:. heiif-fits Im a falr and full U8B
of hla facultlea "Whal he wanta is nol
alckneae pay, i>ut a healthy Ilfe; nol
I aceldent compenaatlon, hut aound I
land unlmpalred anerglea: not Inflrmit)
penslone, bul tbe opportunity and Ihe
puwf: to follOW Bfl long as poseihle tht
lamployment of hla cholce Hence, ln
thelr asereaalva carapalgn against dls
and their eonatant andaarora to
n tbe ri^'t to Ilfe and limb in tndue
tiiai oei upatlona, the Inaurance authori
ties have from tho tirst been eonscloua
of the goodwlil of the worklng cl_S8C3.
It is undoubtedly still too early to
draw conciuslona concernlng the influ
ence of the cost of social Insurance on
tho fortunes of German liulustry. Thub
fi.r lt baa borno the burden well by
means of greater eflieiency ln labor
saving apitllancos, modernizatlon of
plants, intense ?p?j<lalt?BtJOB and tha
]ikc Mr. DawHon p.iints to tho 8-1
plie's coiistantly growing export trade
|n tho faet of competltion not bur
dened by Insurance taxea as proof
that the bandlcap ls not a nerious one
aa yet, but tho test is only a partial
one, and may yleld dlfferent rcsulta
when tho systeni ls in practical opera?
tion in its full extent. The book cov
er? its Miibjfect thoroughiy. To tho
abuecs that will no doubt develop
those old days the people who want' d
to eeonomlzo SOld the fainily BtfUlstOQ
in London nnd retlred to tbelr cuuntry
estate. Taxes were amall there, ai d
new clothes wcro not needed. Tb. ro
waa much hospitallty, but lt WM shn
lle; guests w.-rc tzpocted tO tak-- tho
ordinary far.- of their bosta and tO ???!
joy tbe usuaJ btexpenstva siimsemanta
of tbe countryside. There wa
00 tho estate, snd the bOBM favm, t!,.
hothouses snd the tdteheo garden ( r?
nlshed the table of the lord of tho
manor. Bometbnea tho snpplles were
SCSnty, as ln tbo case of OD0 fTB t
houae nvntioned by our nuthnr, wiiiii
was oondueted on strictiy ecenotolcal
!lnc?: "It was sald that the very in
merous famlly were reered exrluslsely
on rabl.lts snd Kiii'ilm StUff, and tb.u
their enfeeMed constttutlons and c\\?
mai appearanoa in later life anta due
in thla sscettc revbnen." An smuah-g
Story OOncernb-g the home aupply sys?
tem is t"M of the temotxa Lord An
flesey. A brother mngnnta who was
ataylng wlth blna in tlic country be*
came enthuBtaatlc over tiie nautton, un 1
"venturing on tho prtvUege of nn old
frlend, asked blm how milCfa it cost
biin..Cost meT sfireemnd the bero.
'Good Gad, lt costs me nothlng! I
don'l buy It. Ifs my own,' anrl he v, ns
beyond mensnre sstenlshed wbea hla
htatlstlcal frlend PTOVed tbat 'hi" own'
cost him about a gulnes a pound."
Mr. Husseii Borroirs over tbo f.iet
that the oldtfane country hrtblts bave
passed on?i people don't care nny
longer for tb. qulet bapplneea of ooun*
try bonea they aro bored, and long
for London and elaborate entsrtaln*
ineritH. food iii 'luanllly and variety
has beoome blghly bnportant Mr.
Gladstone, one of whOM Oddltlea it was
to ('..nsider modern luxury rather dls*
gusting. used t.. .'oriipbtiri tbat OOW
sdays lifo in a country bousa meanl
three dinners a day, and, lf y.m *-_ek*>
oned sandwicbcs and poached eggs at
5 o'clock tea, nearly four. Tha I'r. -
mler himself was soeustomed to give
brcakfust parties, tho most tamoua nf
the time, in Downtog Btreet, wbereatl
the llona and tbo Uonesseo, it is re*
oorded, did not get much oppottunlty
for roaring, tbo bost, as a rulo monop* '
ollzing tbo talk. It was on one of li,. .<? '
occasions that tho rompany Waa '
Htartiod by a tremendous ezploeloa In '
the nclghburbootl, and tho euthor beard I
the young and beautiful Mary Aml. r
son say tu Mlss Gladstone.: "Tour pe
seemed quito acarcd." Oomrersatlon ln
thoso departcd daya Mr. Rus__U re
calls aa entirely wlthout referen. o to
two subjects which aro now constuntly
brought forward?health and money.
Many are tho glimpsea of celebritles
of London BOO-Oty to be found ln those
pages. There la Beaconatleld In old I
ago, "wlth his black dved hair in pain- !
ful contrast to tbe oorp'ellko pallor of
his faco" and "the pien Ing eyes Whlch
stlll beepohd hla uneoiuiuerablc \ital
ity." There. la Gladstone ln tbe soeW
crush. with his arhtta tle workini,' rouod
towurd tho back of hia n< ck and a
rose in hia btsttonho-sa, looklng like a
rather umiilll.tig cuptivo in tho hands
Of Mrs. QMdstone. There la tho SBjrilCe
and chccrful Brov.nlng, the least po
etical looklng of poets, alwayB dclight
ing ln the inoveinent of soclety and
talting amiably Tcnnyson'a growl:
"Urownlng, Iii prcdlct your md.
Youil die of apoplexy in a stiit eboker
at a London dinner party."
If the value of this t+Ok U materinl
for the future hlstortcn] i I pef*
eetved at 0004 la nb acnl-U aieasora i n
account of Its reedablen ia, tha re*
i nrt is al Iba aame Uaa)i a documant
..f more aorloua slgnlflcasica 'iti.* day
ooans f"r a franh lacognltloa of
tba Inhumanlty of tba ?' lerracy*a
treatmenl "** Ita pr ? ? ? ? ras>l ? u Wlth
hls dwtndllnf i snd hta to
? rtng dlfflculty of aec'-trlng a auffl
dent f"od sundy fbr tt" Boutbern
army and the poopta of i.%' ??? nd, tba
Confederate commlssary mnneral may
ba aaaumed to bave _oi
unlntareeted beat for the isrlaoners of
war. bot, Major Putnam potnts
rtupld brutallty of tbe t^bole buat
Baaa was in heeptng prlaonena at all in
Rlchmond during tha last artater of tha
?Aat." ii.e food Issued ti them was
tbat condemned aa unl'.t for tfcie Hotitli
ern troops. It was ns defloloritj in BOUT*
hiiitig qualltlea nn it was In nuantlty,
and repulatve beyond deeerlptton. Pi r
thi;more, psraonal 11< i was
mada ; ractlcally bnpoa 11 le; i _. e tlon
agalnai tha mclemendea of thq arlnter
there waa none, '?rVnen, tinaiiy, jn r. i.
ruary, 1880, an eschaaga of eah
was artat j
ti..' Coafodaratea whom m met toa tin
11< iraboaU < omlns to Rlchmond, a
went down tba Jamea, io..k.<i to be in
good worklng and sood Rghttng
Our men who wera r.<? t anurely ttroken
down wera, through lack of t.I and
through tiie expoaur* to oold, thiouKh
la.'k of clothing, i lyaically dl tutaged
und ii. preaaed, altn aigh they .itd uiulu
t.iln for th-i most i irt arlll pow< r.
Tho I'nlon, ns Btanton well k_iew,
was exchaaglng "it, eble-bodled sol?
dlers, ready to flght agaln, for bunaa
wrecka. Major Putnam aarved aseme
of the adjutsnts to Qeneral -Joabph
Hayea when thbi captlve Unlon edkst*
mander was appolnted exchange (eii
cer on paroie ln Rlchmond, ln me
courae <t hls dUttea the author had a
wi'l. r rlOW of the liil.siii.iti.iK.rrioMt, aitd
ijilitiliely worse, of sverythlng pertalo
Ing to tho iiealmeiil and eaira of tian
Northern men ln Boutbera hsnds. 1 ia*
learnad that not one la foor sf tbe
letters wrltten home '?y these prisoners
of war bad over been forwarded; lu
db overad la the Bouthem capital a
maaa of pnekagoa addrassod to them,
contalnlng every sort of comfort, from.
bl.inkets and flannolri to dsllcaotaSi
which had not been ib-livered to them,
though no dtffli uiti. ? atood in tho way;
Bnd, iti the hour of hi.-: relOMO, bo was
made aware that hc and bla cpmrmdee
must not look for tho roturn of tho
money taken from them on their enpt
ui e, whlcb, they had been assured at
the time, "would bo all rlght."
They found, however, on tbelr re
laaao In I'anville nmney lenders ready
to advnnco them funds In BoUthara
CUrrenoy at tho rate of a hundred Con?
federate dollara for ono green back:
It waa only when our men came to
vlslt tba lJativllle Sbope that they real
laad how .-.liuill was tho vulu.i of the I
currency ln exchange for whlch they had
just givan good money ln iinrts on tbelr
fathera in tba North. Dealera ara uau*
aUy ri.'.ii to makfl aal -, but In March,
IBB, Ihe \\i..' ahopkeeper preferred to
boid un to hla thoea and blouaaa rather
than to exchange them for ptecea of
paper thal lu tba eouraa of a few daya
WOUld ha\o no iiiark-t valn. what.o
. I ? i.
Major Putnam tells of the devlcea
_.vented by the hnprlaoned oflicers to
klll tlme. They played nhSSSL ond
etarted classea for the study of Span
?sh and Gennan. WttttS of the men
managed to escape, and thoso left be?
hlnd succeeded ln coverlng up their
dlaappcarance at rollcall, until tVo of
them were recaptured and returned to
the prison. He took part in a frus
trated attempt to rush the guards, and
ln a tunnel-diggtng adventure, whlch,
a_Mt had to be done ln the dark, ended
ln a sl.-uit toward the surface until
a guard fell through and the enter
prfce came to an end. Of hls gaolers
hc says that tho offlcers wero generally
good-natured in an indlffcrent, ncgll
gent way. The privates. on the othet
hand. were "soum," largely mental de
ficicnts from the mountains, evldently
iudged unflt for service at tha front.
THE VOICE OFJTHE ALPS
The S-wiss, Their Country and
SWITZKRIaAND IN 8UNSHINE ANT
SNOW By F.dmund B. d'Auvergne. II
lustrated wlth M platea to color aty
half term. 8vo, pp. vllt, 187. Boaton: Llt.
tie. lirown _ Co.
So much has been written aboul
Swltzerland that one opproacbes a new
book on tho country and Hs pr-opl'
wlth some npprehension. "Can any?
thing new that ls worth whlle ba v.-rlt
1881 mi tbe Rubjcct?" 18 tho questior
that almost antomatlcally prescnts it
srir. .Mr. d'Anrerfiia dseerrra Cullesl
credlt for glvlng an ntTlrmativo B_f
8Wflr in thls dellghtfttl volume, not i
einglo pago of which is hackneyed. ll
ls not so much tbat he sees wlth fresh
89-8 as tbat ho bas delved wlth Jjeau
luo cnthuslasm ln corncrs left undls
turbed, utuntspeeted by hls prt
aara ln tha fleld,
There is a waaltk ef reauuiee ln
-Wlaa hbrtory beyond tbc heroiam ? ?
\\ Lrikclrh-d. thfl tefBttd Of William T( ll,
ii,.. ballad of the Ptlawar of Chl lon,
the Hon of Lucerno and tho beara Of
Kcrne. Tbat romnnco begins with tbc
lake dweUSBS, an-1 blossoms ln tho
feudal duys of Swltzerland, thelr inoin
ories flurvlvlng ln the arrogant patrl
clafs of the republic'a urban centres.
_*8j88J8 cltles and towns have Btrongly
marked and wldely varylnglndlvlduali
tles of thelr own, and Mr. d'Auvergne
?who, by the way, is an Kngllshman
?has a dlscernlng cyo for them and a
graphlc pon. He doea not B8fk Bt IhS
natural baautles of Swltzerland, bat
ho Bndfl la th..< Bwiaa themeelrea in
p_st Umaa araa more than ln tho praa
ent, a toptd of inllnite va: 1
He aefleots no part of Helretla.
d.-rnain, BOt even tho lowlands, thS
Oermanio part of tho country and the
centre of Ita greateat prosporlty. Ani,
by the way, ha revb'wa tho long an )
biOOdf rc-'onl of tho Swlss inoro-n8V8B8,
tho last of WhOBl wore dlsbandod by
*rra_cfl in 1880; paya trlbute to tt.<- Al
ptofl gutdc.s, whose niotto ls "Never re?
turn without your party," an 1 -.'..
i.r.it. s tiie Bt Beraard bi-< -i -1
lle closes wlth a cbapter on tho BPOftS
<>f tho Bwlaa winter l-BOfl-B, Tbe
colored iiiustrations are somewh-t
liard. but they do lllustrate. Tho suh
Jorts Of the halftoaas are well ael ted
an-i well ptinted.
Anecclotes of Berlioz, Rcyer
raris, Beptetaber -".
af. Adolpfae Bea l'"'. bl - Idea I ? ? i
aound mualcal critic, is alao b Journal
Isl whi aa facultjr of i archlng obeerva*
tlon is not bnpalri t b ? i omantlo
-.' hi- h lead hiii' t" r
only what fillfl tiu* bnaginatlon. Al
thi i_fb Mill vi.iing, ho has (levute.l
thorougb and mlnuta study of the ufa
i of ii- ctor r.> rilos, and
alread: two i -.Hent rolumea hare
i aboul '-" author of N*_es
. i ? mnation da
P**raflB a phot.-Kiai-h ln "Modern Danclng
'l.'nu.st," under tbc titlea "La .8?-8888
tri'ii Romantlqua" an-i "i'n lioman
_<|Uo BO?B I..-iils-1'hilippc." If, Boach
dt. latast book, "Carnet d'Aft," i-uh
if lt...l by Bloud, BUfpllas l'resb ani
dpUcate sklcllghts upon cmitiont musl
c?jl oomposers, poets nnd palnt. rs.
Tbe quatnt, and at times morbid,
aekilb?entallty ef Betilos when Ihrtog
ata.Montnmrtio with hls "Opbelia," liar
rl-tft Smlthson, Iu the suinmer and
uufumn of 1834, in the llttle house stlll
starndlug, and hearing tbe number 12
HuB du Mont-Cenls, is well deserlbed in
"iMrnet d'Art," as 81*8 also tho cotn
pos-ir's pwwaome, solitaiy, twUlght
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M. I'.ii.i.'lmt recounts an ainuslng
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Opera, 1 hen it suddenly occuned to
hlm thjat lt would _8 B good Idea to try
and thid tho llbrary of tho Oixjra,
whlch ^ho liad never vlslted, although
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