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Gettysburg: the Battle and Its Heroes, North
and South?Child Life in the Animal
World?A Tract Against I
THE LIFE ANI? I.FTTKBS OF GEN?
ERAL GEORGIE GORDON MEADE.
Major General. F s. A. By George
Meade, Captain and Aide-de-camp and;
Brevet Lieutenant General, U. S. A.
Edited by George Gordon Meade with
maps. etc. 'J vols, Ivo, pp. Vil, 3S9;
\ii 431'. Charles rSctibner'a Sons
THF BATTLE OF OETTYSBl'RG. A
Comprehensive Narrative By Jesse
Bowman Young. With maps, plans
and illustrations. 8vo, pp. ix, 463.
Harper ?ft Bros.
PICKETT AND His MEN. Py Pa ?"alle
Ccri?ell I'ickett (Mrs. G E. Plckett?.
With 16 illustrations Mo. pp xi, 313.
Philadelphia: The J. B. Lipptncott
GETTT8BURG THEN AND NOW. By
John M Vandersllce. With 1X1 illus?
trations from photographe limo, pp
4!?2. The G. W. I>illingham Company.
The "Life and Letters" of the victor
Of Gettysburg, handsomely printed
and amply provide?! with mrps, is the
work of three generations?of General
Meade himself, in his letters, mostly
addressed to his wife; of his son and
aide-de-camp, Colonel Meade, who fur?
nishes a most serviceable narrative
connecting the correspondence; and of
his grandson, who has edited the whole
?work. Colonel Meade's partisanship in
e'lscusslng the treatment meted out to
h!s illustrious father after the battle
that has written his name on the roll
of the great commanders of the Civil
War 1b only a Just tribute of filial piety,
and nowhere transgresses; but what
absorbs the reader most of all In these
pages is the character sketch of him?
self, drawn all unconsciously by George
Gordon Meade. a strong man, fair in
his Judgments, clear-eyed, self-reliant
yet modest, aware of his abilities, but
never inclined to overestimate them;
a man, moreover, who could write with
calm detachment of the intrigues that
went on in Washington, even when
they fvere directed against himself. A
man who serenely did his duty, with?
out ulterior considerations or motives
George Gordon Meade was born on
Daciargiliar 81, 1816, al Cadiz. Spain,
where his father, a Philadelphia mer?
chant? was United States naval agent
during the entire period of the Penin?
sular War. The family returned to its
home city in 1820, whence it removed
six years lat?-r to Washington. Young
Meade was appointed to th? Military
Academy at West Point in 1831, grad?
uating in July, 1885, and being as?
signed as brevet second lieutenant to
the 3d Artillery. He first saw active
duty in the Florida War, but, his
health breaking down, resigned his
commission in 1886, During the next
six years Meade was employed in en?
gineering and surveying work. Loth by
private Interests and by the govern?
ment. He married in 1840? and two
?years later re-entered the- service, be?
ing appointed by Presiden; Tyler a sec?
ond lieutenant in the Corps o' Topogra?
phical Engineers. In August, 184.?. h*
?vas ordered to repair to Aransas Bay,
Texas, and to report for duty with the
military forces assembling there. It
is with the Mexican War that his let?
ters begin. In the course of this cam?
paign, as earlier at West Point, Meade
met several of the leaders whom he
was to meet again In the Civil War, on
either side. Hrx1k?r, whom he was to
succeed In command of the Army e.f
the Potomac only a few days befoee
Gettysburg, wai one of these, and we
find him writing to Mrs. Meade in 1882
that Hooker was a "very good soldier,
capital general for an armv corps, but
I am not prepared to say as to his abil
Itiea for carrying on a campaign and
commanding a large army."
Meado's Judgments are all cast in
this fair, cautious mould, among them
one of Grant. He appears to have had
a high opinion of McClellan, but con?
curred in the opinion which history hns
confirmed that he was overcautious
and that "a little more dash" would
have improved his generalship. As for
the command of the Army of the Po?
tomac, that came to Meade entirely un?
expected, for we find him writing to
his wife. On .une 29, ISO.'', three days
before his appointment;
I aee you are still troubled with visions
of my being placed in command. I
thought that had all blown over, and I
think it has, except in your Imagination
and In that of some other? of my kind
friends. ... I have no doubt, as v>u
surmise, that McClellan's friends would
look with no favor on my being placed In
command They could not say I area an
unprincipled Intriguer, who had risen by
criticising and defaming my predec?aeaora
and superiors. They could not say I was
incompetent, for 1 have not been trie i,
and so far as I have been tried I have
been successful. They could not say I
had never been under fire. . . . ii,.
Only tiling they eau ?ay and I am willing
to admit the justice of the argument is
that It remain? to be seen whether I have
the capacity successfully to handle a
large army. I do n?jt, however, stand any
chance. . . . Besides, I have not the
vanity t?. think my capacity so pre-emi?
nent, and T know there are plenty of
others equally competent with myself.
For these reason? I have never indulged
In any dreams of ambition, contented to
await events, and do my duty In the
sphere it pleases God to place me in.
Colonel Meade demonstrates In his
narrative how his father had earned
the appointment by cumulative service
in the Seven Pays' battles, at the sec
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A Book of Romance and home Half
ond ? battle of Bull Run, where
stemmed the tide of defeat and
COlved the thanks of the command!
g. neral; at South Mountain, where
stormed the heights at the head of
men; at Antietam, where he was
lected over the heads of his seniors
succeed his wounded commander;
Fredericksburg, where he wus sing
out for the attack, because "the An
Of the Potomac had no braver sold
or better officer than Mea.de"; a
finally at Chancellorsville, where
was the main reliance of his comrnar
er at a most disastrous moment of
most disastrous field. For the fi:
time in Its career, the Army of t
Potomac now had a thoroughly e:
cient leader, and the result was t
decisive victory at (?ettysburg. W
might Grant write to Stanton in M
| of the following year: "Meade a
? Sherman are the fittest officers 1
i large commands I have come in cc
Here, in this week of the fiftieth a
I niversary of the turning of the foi
unes of war by George Gordon Meat
this review of his correspondence ?e
bu gl*aphy may well stop. Its lat
pages are no less int.-resting Hiato
will gradually deliver to oblivion t
nen enmities, the secret camarill
nat pursued the hero long aft? r 1
great service, preserving, self-rdiar
r?sonne ful and able, the memory
the man who rose to the opportun!
and the responsibility placed upon hi
at a moment's notice?the victory
Mr. Young's "Battle of Gettysbun
la a valuable contribution to the liter
ture of the campaign and the thr
?lays' struggle. Its author, then a me
Stripling, took part in both as fit
lieutenant of Company B, Kith Pen
syivania Infantry. Detached from h
regiment, he was assigned to duty i
assistant provost marshal at the hea
?luarters of Brigadier General Andre
A. Humphreys. For more than a dOSS
years after the war he lived in ai
around Gettysburg, his duties as ci
cuit rider leading him time ami aga
over all the roads traversed by the tv
armies, and making him familiar wi
e v. ry village, thoroughfare and inmii
tain pass connected in any way aril
?the campaign from the Potomac to tl
Susquehanna. The country teem?
with reminiscences, veterans cam?; fro
afar and told their tales?in short, M
young added to his own person;
knowledge a mass of material thi
otherwise might have been lost. Rag
dence in Florida gave him access I
invaluable Confederate information, tl
result of It all and of the reading i
all available works on the subject, >>?
ing this book, which should first of a
be recommended to the general reade
as a most readable, understandable an
comprehensive account of the battl
for the use of laymen.
There is more, however, and in thl
lies the greater value of the work. Mj
Young has c.-mpiK-d the record of a
West Point graduates wh?i Served 1
the campaign and battle on either sld<
including, so far as that was possibl*
even those who had received only par
ttal training at the acadean*f. A deat!
?list of Federal and Confederate officer
is adde<l; the roster?? of the Army o
the Potomac and the Army of N?>rthen
Virginia are given; and there is ai
analysis of the representation of state
I In the Union and Confederate armiei
in which Pennsylvania and New Yor
share honors in the North, an
Virginia and North Carolina in th?
South. The biographical sketches o
officers follow their careers in late;
years, and eases of individual herolsn
are commemorated. For the compila
tion of these data, many of them en
tirely new, and most of them never be
fore made available In so compact f
form, Mr. Young dogal VOS thanks.
General Meade apparently did no'
meet Plckett during the Mexican cam?
paign; at least, there II no mention ??I
the; leader of the famous charge ir
his correspondence, (?ne wishes thai
the two had been acquainted, for ?ht
sake oi* still another of those pithy
j Just, keen Judgments to be found in
j the letters. Mrs. Lasalle Corhell Pick
ett's biography of her husband, "Plck?
ett and Hla Men." first published In
lift, is most appropriately iasued in a
new edition at this h?ur with General
Longstreet's original introduction, from
which the following passage may be
No work of blame, or censure even, oi
his superior olllcer? ever escape?! Pick?
et's Up?, but lie nevertheless felt pro?
foundly the sacrifice of his gallant aol
I diera, whom he so loved. At Five Forks
li?- had a desperat a, but a fighting chance,
and If any soldier could have snatched
victory from defeat it wa? the intrepid
Plckett, and it was cruel to leave that
brilliant and heroic leader and his Spar?
tan band to the same hard straits they
: so nobly met at Gettysburg.
Mr. Vandereli.e, a director of the
'Gettysburg Memorial Association, first
published his account of the battle end
I the battlefield as it was in 181*7 on the
occasion of the transfer of the ground
and its monuments by the association
to the national government. He, too,
i gives lists of th? Federal and Confed?
erate forces engaged In the struggle,
but his book is of present lmiK>rtance
chiefly on account of Its history of the
memorial association and Us work. A
full list of Its directors during its ex?
istence is Included.
As Indicated in the writing? of cer?
tain novelists and dramatists of note,
attention to the figure and to the mes?
sage of Jesus of Nazareth grows more
keen and Inquiring, especially with
reference to the "social significan? ?*"
of the Evangel. In "The Promise of
the Christ-Age in Recent Literature''
(G. P. Putnam's Son?) Mr. William Eu?
gene Mosher reviews Hauptmann's
"The Fool in Christ," Sudermann'a
"John," Rostand'.? "The Samaritan
Woman," Widmann'B "The Saint gad
the Animals.'' Selma Lagerlof's "Mir?
acles of the Antichrist" and Gustav
Prensaen'a "Htiieng-eiet." a ?hapier is
given to "II Santo," of Fogazzaro,
anil Mr. Kennedy's "The Servant in
the House" Is not overlooked. In this
motley assemblage of drawings, rang?
ing: from referent portraiture to fan?
tastic idealizations of Jesus as S
hero of the prolct.-iri.it, it is not difficult
to find support for Mr. Mosher's claim
as to the "Christyvard trend" in s?ime>
works which have enjoyed a wide pop?
ularity within the last ten years or so.
PEACE ON EARTH
A German Schoolmaster's Pict?
ure of War.
THE HUMAN BLAUOHTER ? HOUSE
Scenes from the War that is Sure to
Come. Translated from the Germa" Ol
Wilhelm Lamssua by Oakley Williams.
With a<i introduction by Alfred Noves.
ltmo, pp. vu, 11* The F. a. Btokes
Over l(a%<000 copies ??f this protest
against modern war were sold In Ger?
man? within three months. It has
beenj or Is being, translated into eight
foreign languages, and its author. ?
schoolmaster in C.ermany, hut not, MM
infers, of O arman birth, has been dis- i
Charged from his poel on account of if.
but later reinstated. H?rr LOSAMOS
is not g peace-at-any?price man; h<
recognizes that war may gometlmeg In
Just. He does not OPPOSB It /" t 8ft ,
What he depicts with harrowing rea'.- i
ism Ig the wholesale munler that mod- j
ern mechanical engines of battle grill
bring about-the destruction caused by
picrite and lyddite and dynamite, hy
quick-firing guns that moyv doyvn whole
; companies as agricultural machinery
mows grain, the horror of killing with?
out seeing one's victim; above all, of
being killed without Feeing one's ene?
The author lauds the fighting of old?
en ?lays, eye to eye and breast to
breast, as human in comparison with
this butchery, this shambles, this "Hu?
man Slatightcr-Iloiiso." And In tho
end he hjis n vision of two nations on
tbe battlefield refusing to do this nor
rib!?- work, and fraternizing in a com?
mon r<-volt against the leaders who
would make tin m ?ommit such crimes
The pamphlet is a powerful argument
for peace. Its descriptions- of mental
suffering and questioning are as re?
pressive gg us pictures ?-f t??rn. agon?
ising flesh, of pure!) physical hornr,
of death in musses, are revolting
A NOBLE MAN
IA Charming Biography from the I
Pen of Pride and Love.
A si'NNT life. The Biography of
Samuel June Harrows By Isab?
Harrows. Illustr?t?.i limo, pp, .\.
Boston: Llt'le, Hrown g Co,
Seldom, if ever, has a widow laid
j upon the altar of her husband's mem*
i <?ry a wreath gg sweet and pure a:.!
I beautiful aa this tin?- und noble little
: bo?'k. It Is dren? tied with pride and
! lova And it is both a skilful piece of
.biography and a fragrant, i harming
j tru? t.
This tender a? ? ?unit of a life
gentle pnean of frugality, unaelfleh an?!
? unceasing labor and etlUfgle and
?sunny Christian living It is a arork in
philosophy. A sunny life is a aha
clean and upright life, of Indefatigable
industry an?l devotion to study ami to
mankind. It is the way of tli?- trans?
gresstir that is hard. It la the Idle that
are weary, and the gelflsh and Ignoble
nr? fall uf complaining. Bamuel June
Harrows wag an Am? rl? an more typi?
cal of the day when thin Republic was
shaped by giunts In ?M land than of
our own day, this day of luxury, ruth
IsaS ??inflict und the blowing of horns.
Horn in poverty, of a good ol'1-?a.sh
lon?-d mother, on N?SW Y??rk's old Last
Side, be b?-c;tme ?if necessity a bread?
winner at Bine, at a weekly wage of fl*
He began then his lifelong ?SOOAOCtlOO
with the press, as an errand boy in the
establishment of Colonel Hoc, hi?
famous cousin. This Inimitable biog?
raphy abounds in "love names" for its
hero. He is nret "little Sammy," "this
dear boy," then "this bright lad," sad
at length "the beloved man'' Appeal?
ing. Indeed, are the pictures <?f llttl??
Sammy's early home and ?luaint Sun?
day school life, of UM cl.il'i barrel
preacher," distributing tracts on the
; docks to rough seamen and calling
' them to conversion, and of the boy
n aching himself shorthand after hours
on the piers by the Kast River. Tlie
New-York Tribune was early and long
associated with the d'-stlnns of this
boy and man. While carrying a bundle
done up in a copy of The Tribune he
suw In It an Bdvsftlsemenl for a
stenographer, which Jed to his employ*
ment by Fowler & Walla, the phrenol?
ogists, at a salary of -50 B week. It was
vvhll?' intlng as private amanuensis to
Dr. James C. Jackson at his water cure
sanatorium that this "thoughtful boy"
; met the studious and devout lady who
became his inestimable wife.
The account of "The Conservatory,"
a room on Waverly Placet and tho
I first married home uf the then young
j church reporter f??r Tho Tribune, is as
! pretty as ajiything we recall In story.
i The story of the economies, the studies
and struggles of the young couple Is
told with a sunny pen.
In Samuel Harrowa's childish desires
tvyo positive peaks of ambition had
loomed up; one was an ambition to b?.
a stage driver, the other the ambition
tO be B minister. In his life he yvas
many things: ?me Journeying on a re
ligi'us piigrimag?-, private secretary to
William H. Seward during his service
as Secretary of Stute In the troublous
days of the early Reconstruction pe?
riod; correspondent of The Tribune ggj
the plains of the Far West during the j
70's, divinity student at Harvard in a
period of stirring theological contro?
versy; pastor of the historic ?-.Id First
?'hurch at Dorchester, and for sixteen
years editor of the official weekly of
the Unitarian denomination. Congress?
man at the time of the Spanish Wur,
secretary of the New Y'ork Prison As?
set lation during the last ten years of
his life, and M his death president of
the International Prison Congress, a
l?ati?nt worker for prison reform, inter?
national peace and religious and social
liberty. Samuel June Barrows went J
to and fro upon the earth in muc
travel. He was a student of literatur
and music; he liked to crochet, eho
down trees, play at Jackstones, writ
hymns, and delighted in playing th
flute; though his activity was in th'
purlieus of Ufe. He brought forth chll
dnn, and he left his wife the pr.-etou:
memory of his "sunny soul," his "beau
tiful eyes," his handsome figure, ant.
his smile, which was like to his summci
name that followed the scriptura
A View of Them from the Ele?
phant to the Tadpole.
THF INFANCY OF ANIMAIS Ry W.
P Pycraft. With tVt platea and numer?
ous illustrations In the text, lllmo. pp.
gtV, r,Z Henry Holt & Cm.
Kipling, our author reminds us, in his
"Just So Stories," gave us a whimsi? al
a- ount. among other things, of "How
the Elephant Got His Trunk." This
learned and brilliant story of the child?
hood of our brothers, the animals; this
account ?>f the scenes of their birth, of
their "nurseries" and "cradles," of the
size eif their families, of the maternal
care they receive, of their play, "the
mirror Imag.? of some of the most criti?
cal moments of the life before them,"
and of the education which is to fit
them for life; this description of how
s.me of them "get" their mouths, eyes
ami tails; and of their little coats of
many colors, designed csp." lally for
each type of youngster for its special
needs by their wise and excellent tailor.
Dame Nature, and of all the habits t
adventures of their infancy and yoi
?this we have found as engrossing a
romantic as any whimsical ta
Deeply has it stirred our pympathles
. . . The toad, ugly and venomous.
Wears yet a precious Jewel In his he;
The infant "animais" whose hlstotl
are here told range all the way frr
the Indian elephant ? whose ba'
photograph is given?to the youthf
caterpillar and the Juvenile tadpole.
th.- chapter on "The Infancy of Fishei
there is a record of the "child Ufe i
the oyster." Much space is devoted '
young hlrds. So many familles, h
deed, of our young friends have clan
ored, so to speak, for our author's a!
t.ntlon that it Is impossible for us hei
to do mm'?1 than give B brief charartei
izatlon of the book. It is not beyon
the comprehension of an intelligen
child, and, though it treats clearly o
the origins of animal life, we ?anno
readily think of a book better for iti
mind and soul. And the Student o
evolution, of sociology and of child life
In particular, and that large and grow?
ing bode concerned with "nature
study," should find it stimulating read?
ing. The author, notwithstanding his
very human style, is a very scientific*,
gentleman: member of the zoological
department of the British Museum, fel?
low of the Zoological Society "f Lon?
don, associate of the Linn.-an Society,
member of the Royal Anthropological
Institute, member of th? British (.?rni
?hologlsts' Union, honorary member of
the American Ornithologists' Union,
and. In short, etc., etc.
FICTION, MOSTLY SUMMERY
Arnold Bennett's Industry and One of Its Results?Youth,
Love, Courtship, Sunshine, Romance?And
THF OLD ADAM A Story of Ad
n:.- By Arnold Bennett lim??, pp
The c,e.,rge H. Doran Company
This story, of the arr- sting title,
tinues the adventures and r?pectac
exploits of that gr.-at "card" of
famous Five Towns, Iienry the
dacioua The youthful Denry Mr. i
ne-tt considered pretty "smart."
gras amusing enough in bis vvnv,
doubtleea, several hundred thoui
roaden win testify. But he
an awful cad. Alderman Edu
H.-nry Mach?n is now iritroilm-ed. |
forty-three, an ?-x?'< .-dingly ?mug
luxurious ">'ar.i," fretting under doe
ti'ltv. The portrayal of the? fri'tl.'i
his domeetk existence is in Mr. I
n.-tt's most observant ami dlveri
manner. But, alas' the story fu
HOl Its bright promise. Al'l.-rr
Machia is shot Into th.- world of I.
don nn?l New York tO DO ? Comet
: of a proslii' ial skyrocket,
author "works off." In MM of his Ot
a- tare, aorne recently ecftulred "Am
.an Idiom." To employ a us.-fiil 1?il
thin ourselves, we would say <.f
long. groteOQUe rigmarole concern
the fortunes ?>f the theatrical prod
t1??n <.f "Th.- Orlonl Pearl" that it I
thing that ?v.- i antiot do EDUCh for. 1
book, however, i?- touched tin.?ugh.
with the light of that very 'mi id i.i
talent arhleh this oceaatonally Serb
n allai and tirelessly and profita
. r.'tg? th ? r"?lti< er ??f Journallatl?- I
tlon has f..r spirited .1. ?<-rt|'ti<?ri. A
?.f this .?ni. .-i nlnn 8 VaOUUBB ?ban.
as mi? ?mm rleonera are much to t
for. Ju?t now we append: "You ?1
plv attach. ?1 this line?ihlttO by a c.
to the wall, ilk?- a .hg. and graved u
njraterloua pass.-s over th.- Boor, u
a fan, an.l tin- bous?- was ?ban."
We have consid?rai.le admiration 1
Mr. Bennett a man of saception
.-v.-n r. rnaikabl?- ability w - know hi
to be H<- has d? in? ns'iat? ?1, to,, 1
possession of ?m artlatlc conaclen?
arhea be chooaea t<? employ it 11 c h
mad.- h,s 'pil'- " S.? we have at tl
tun.-, we think, every reason t<. ? \p>
I from this writer something mo
worthy of his powers than a OMV
piece of purely co-auner? Ial journaiis
i su? h as this.
Till'. DISTANT DRUM Bf Dodl
Bturrock. ll'mo, pp 310. The John La:
At any rate, there Is not anytlilr
"slow" about this story. An Intern;
ttonai P"lo match at Meadow Brook
the opening scene. "A fashtonib
.N? w York actor ?trolled about arm I
arm with a cheery-looking, red-face
cotton l.rok.-r. In the balcony of tl:
clubhouse a famous English aviat?
fiirte?! ine.'li.'innally with a pretty gii
from Philadelphia, The latest Frene
dancer, with the glamour of her royi
lover's attentions fr. sh u|>on her. drov
up with a reputed French baron an
entered her box": auch is the sects
atmosphere <?f the tal?. The little clr
cle of "gay" society involved In th
plot adjourns presently to New Yorl?
where its members Imbibe cocktail.?
champagne and highballs, consume rdg
ar.-tt?-s, haunt smart restaurant?, wea
silk "pyjamas" and lavender socks, at
tend musical comedies and cubare
?hows, get orr.-sted for speeding, anc
indulge in considerable gentleman!.?
"cussing," while th.- "business" of th.
novel is getting under way. Herale
Square, well known New York dm?
?tores and department ?tore?, the Met
ropolitan Tower, the (Jueensboro and
Brooklyn bridges, Times Square, Co?
lumbus Circle, and ?o on, are painted in
a Cleverly r.-allstic fashion on the "ha. k
iliop" Graft and the Intriguing of a
decidedly "fast" lady shift the acorn? tu
Garden City. An aerodrome, mono?
planes, Farman biplanes ami the
lady's country house on the Sound now
provide the atmosphere of the setting.
The hero Is a professional aviator, and
the accounts of some of his (lights are
deftly done. He marries the beautiful,
malignant and tainted Yvonne, and
the story ends in a police court. Tho
whole is a nov?-llzati<>n of a yellow
newspaper scandal. The author __UJ
talent for direct and natural writing
which might be more happily employed.
Tin-: LOMO way. By Mary laalay t.?.
1er. 12m?), pp. Ml Huston: Little,
Frown \ Co.
A young wife ha? been indiscreet,
and saves herself by lying to her hue
band. The lie blackens the reputation
Of her unmarried sister, who BCQUlSacaa
in the deceptloo from motives of affec?
tion for the selfish little creature, hut
astill more because she would avol.l B
Bcandal that may lead to homicide.
Having gone s<> far, she helplessly
submits v. hen her Indignant brother
in-law insist- that tlie man in question
sbaii marry lier. <>f course, she loros
aaother, oral the marriage is to be one
in name only. Here, then, is a har?
rowing situation, which becomes worse
conf??'iii?i?"l when, through u discharged
French maid, friends and acquaint?
ances get more than an inkling of the
truth. The husband learns it even be?
fore his wife confesses, but his destTS
to kill has gone. The man whom the
sister loves learns tin- fa?'ts of the
i! ?? efforts of all concerned, even
th'ts?? of the man whoso nominal wife
she is, are n?>w directed toward re?
pairing th<- wreck that has been made
Of her life The author has constructed
th? situation so well that there is no
possible solution but one. and that, <?f
coursa, she supplies In the ?nd. The
SOCle] aapeet Of the affair is only util?
ized in order to Intensify the emotion Bl
MpcrienCOS an?l awakenings of the
OYwSMMf psrsOOtg. A story of ?senti?
ment, this, n?>t a problem novel. But
one WOnderS a little at the sudden re
pentance <?f the unprincipled woman
who causes it all this wo??. However,
without it the author would have had
to tell a different story.
LOVE FINDS A WAY.
AN DHXNOWM LOVER By Mrs
fleorga da n??me Valsey. i2mo, pp
<; i- Putnam's Sons.
This is a pleasantly romantic sum?
mer story, ingeniously planned and
with a d.iightfui denouement its sen?
tini'-nt is that of maturity looking back
at the roay birth of lore, bet love may
??un?' at any agi , and so the real be
ginning Of the meaning Of life comes
here to a girl of twenty-six and a man!
Of thirty-!iv ?? to two men of that ave,
la fact At eighteen Katrine Beverly had
vowed to be the life comi?anlon of bor
only brother, widowed after six months
of happiness. Fight years later she
is bored t?> extinction by h??r life ?>f
devotion, and h-r brother struggling
deaparately t?> ?remida faithful to a
memory while the living are calling
him to rejoin them an?! share their in?
terests. And each tries hard t?> hide
his disillusion from the other. So the
brother, who is an F.nglish author,
is ready f? r the coming of Orlaal; ami
Katrine WSlCOmeO the unconventional
proposal ??f h correspond? nee with an
Officer in India whom sh?> has neyer
met, but who has came to know of her
through a mutual friend. Grlzel mar?
ries the author? of ootireo, theae two
bavs b curious romance of their own,
Of lore and a f??rtune well l??st. Anne's
emotional experiences only begin, f?r
she goea out to India to meet her cor?
respondent, and on the way has lier
gnat adventure. The ?tory has f\n
old-fashioned, simple, straightforward
touch which Is far from unwelcome.
WILD CHALKS. Hy Marie Ixiulse Van
gaanen. Ilmo, pp. -it. Mottet. Yard
There Is mu? h brisk r??adlng in this
story, Which begins in Kngland, is con?
tinued in Australia, and transferred
thence to the mining regions of Cali?
fornia; which makes one or two stops
In New Y'ork and ends In France, cov?
ering, in the matter of time, th?- growth
of its F.nglish hero from boyhood and
pOYBTt) to maturity and a command
trig position in the world of men. His
marriage |g a mistake, in Which he
a? qui.si-es, because, having learned
when a boy that It was his father's un?
governable temper that drove his
mother to an early death, he has made
kindness to women the guiding prln
' Ipla ?>f his life. He forgives many
times before he is driven to action by
his outraged dignity. Now. the author
herself is most deeply interested in the
Matrimonial misadventures, and worse,
?>f David Ghent; she even seems to be?
ll?y.- that sh<- is solving some sort of a
"problem," where In reality there is
none. The reader, on the other hand,
will take far more readily to the men's
world of this book, to the adventures of
the boy as a Jo? key In Australia?this
episode is really "good stuff"?to hi?
struggle in mining camps, his ups and
downs in the battle for fortune, in the
derrlng-do of a financial adventurer,
strong in adversity. It 1b, indeed, a
story of modern adventure that t
novel will be found a rather enterta
BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Current Talk of Things Prese
and to Oome.
Delphine Couturier, who beca
Madame Delamaj;e In real life, a
Madame Bovary In Flaubert's novel
that name, had a maid out of the bt
as well as in ?it. This personage, A
gustine Menage, has Just died In I
old village, at the age of ninety. S
it was who told Madame Leblanc-Mfi
terlinck, the wife of the dramati
yyhen she m.i'le a pilgrimage to t
country of Madame Bovary, that th
unhappy lady was "so beautiful, g<><
kind, so delicate, so well bred."
In an address delivered before t
Persian Society in London not lo
ago, Professor E. G. Browne gave sor
interesting facts relating to Persi;
Journalism. He credited the count
with about HO newspapers. The fir
of these apjieared In UBI, a week
"Journal of Occasional Happenings
It seems to have been a kind of go
ernment publication, the circulation
which was obtained by sending It
officiais from whose salaries the su
script Ion was deducted. The grant
the constitution in 1906 promoted ?
Outburst of Journalistic activity of
high order, but this has subsided, ar
Profeaaor Diewne saw little chance f<
a revival under the Russian lnfluenc?
that have come to count for so much i
The Little Lawny Islet.
Among the Browning relics recentl
sold there was a singular bit (
doggerel by Ruskln, who declared upo
otension that he did not care a fl
for poetry. Browning's idol was Shel
ley, and Ruskln liked to tease hi
friend by mirthfully abusing that ldo
He asserted that he could himsel
"yvrite Shelley by Shrewsbury clock,
and thus attempted to prove his point
It was a little lawny islet
Hy snemone and vllet
Tin re .sat a gentleman-flushed and shy
And a girl with a corkscrew curl In he
On th* grass, between was a large et
And a ham bone?cleanly shaven.
And the gentleman asked?in accent
! "Was It ?/-ire enough soaked, before i
was l ile?i?"
i An?l the lady replied?as ?he pulled i
i <?ff the little lawny islet
I "Didn't I tell you-Jane would spile It.'
Thunder in the Air.
The confusion of tongues at the so
cial gatherings of the members of thi
| great HletoriCOl Congress lately held lr
i I.m,don was such. It is said, as has nol
| been heard since the time of the Pen
itateuch. "Sometimes." says "The Man?
ch? ster Guardian," "there was a littli
I thunder in the air."
Wltnees the experience of an English
ta who found himself s sated at on?
?of the dinner tallies with half a dozer
Germans and a solitary Russian, who re?
garded the animated group of Tsutoni
with increasing disapproval, and event.
uaily found relief In turning to his Eng?
lieh neighbor yyith th>- bnpssstoned en?
treaty, "1'arlez-vous fran?ais, monsieur?"
The Englishman replle,| in the affirma?
tive, v\ hereupon the Russian ?aid: 'Tar?
iez fran?ais, parlez fran?ais," and pro?
ceeded, much to the embarrassment of
the Englishman, to denounce In fluent
French the "Imbecility" of the Teuton.
The Old Painter.
An anecdote which Charles Francis
Adams told years ago to the young
Henry Cal.ot Ix?dge, tfi? Senator retells
In the current ''S,Turner." It was one
of Gilbert Stuart and of Mr. Adam3*s
Stuart painted a portrait of John
Adams In extreme old age. when he was
Beating his ninetieth year It Is a very
fuie portrait of the old man leaning on his
?une. Charlas Francis Adams, a boy
< f eighteen, used to keep bis grandfather
company ?luring the sittings and watch
tlie painter at work. He ?aid thai Stuart.
Who was Old, tOO, S?d near tli?- end of his
career, yy.is physically feeble ?Both his
hands Shook violently. From a quivering
palette he would take his color, and ?virii
his brush shaking and trembling he would
touch the picture. Mr Adams said it
looked as if he might dash the paint on
anywhere, but the brush always touched
the portrait, extraordinary as it seemed
in exactly the right spot and in the rtghi
y ay I ?espite his shaking hands and
trembling Angers, the old artist never
n.ade a mistake.
The Great Galleries.
The firm of L. C. Page & Co., of Bos?
ton, has been remlering an admirable
service to students of art In the pub?
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???1 volumes on tne galleries or Europa
Recent additions to the list Include
'The Art of the Ufnzl Palace and tho
Florence Academy," by Charles ('.
lies I. 'The Art of the Berlin Gal?
leries," by David C. Prever, and "This
Art of th?- Wallace Collection." hy
Henry C. Shelley. Mr. Preyer's volume
Is espeilally welcome, for the Berlin
galleries, while, of course, very w.-ll
known to criticism, have not been rep?
resented as frequently as some others
in the popular literature of the auh.
Ject, and this author writes, too with
both a light touch and a serioua inter,
est. From the earne publiehera ?r?
have received "The Raphael Book,- ?
readable popular biography of the lt?j.
ian master, and in the serie? on Amer?
lean galleries this firm bring? out ?
good book by Helen W. Henderson, 0?>
"The Art Treasures of Washington/'
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