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REVIEWS AND COMMENT
AND BOOK NEWS
Mr Finley? Splendid Chapter in the History
of the Making of the Country- -1 he Jew
Among the Nations His Future.
TBI rswvl,- xnr -aastor -??Rice.
Dr Firlev divines the West Th
not an easv achievement, r.or a fre?
quent ore. Perhaps frequent
among Westornors themseWea than
among those who regard the V est from
the point of view of visitors and stu?
dents: fcr ar. obvious reason, "whst
.rru.d they know of England who only
and know?" Dr. Finlty ha?, how
e-i : the advantage of the double pom!
r,' v r.? By birth and early training
he .? a Westorner; by mature life and
long prac'-.c.? ard vocation he is a cos?
mopolitan. Thus he enter? in*? ??_>?:
timate svmpathiea which only the chi d
car. know and feel for the parent, while
_t the same time he has the perspective
and car. exercise the unbiassed judg?
ment of the detached observer.
It || well that such an authority
ahouid write such a book as this, be?
came the West meaning now the Mis
?iasippi VsllOJ -is at once in many re?
spects the most important and the least
appreciated part of the Union. Itl part
,n making the history of this nation,
and even of the history of the wor.d,
has beer, immense, almost beyond the
power of exaggeration. It was in a
rivalry for the Po. session of that re?
gion that the French and Indian V-. ar
vas waged, and in that war was in
solved that Seven Years" War which re?
made the map of Europe and gave
Prassis her "p'.ace in the san. t pon
the disposition of that territory depend?
ed the making and the terms of peace
f our Rerolution. The pro?
vision of government for the Northwest
Territory shared the whole future do
- policy of the nation, forecast?
ing the fundamental principles of the
Constitution itself. The controversy
over the navigation of the Mississippi
had a umplv inestimable effect upon
our foreign relations, and caused some
of the most important expositions of
constitutional principles. It was be
tween the Alleghenies and the Rocky
Mountains that the struggle over
slavery chiefly occurred, and it was
there that the outcome of the Civil
War was determined.
I?r. Finley reminds us. too. that the
West is. of all our domain, pre-emi
nentlv the land of romance, of advent?
ure, of heroism and of sacrifice. It was
a great thing for the Kr.g'.ish and Dutch
colonist? to establish their settlements j
along the coasts, and there to hold
their own against sll foes; bu* they
were there slwayi in touch with the
slh which WS? their refuge and their
line of communicat.on with their base
?.f supplies. Far greater was it for the
cavaliers and the missionaries of France
to plunge into the unknown wilderness
of the heart of the continent, out of
communication with home and beyond
reach of succor or supply. There are
no names more splendid, in all the
annals of imperial adventure, than
those of Cartier, ("hamplain, Nicolet.
Marquette. Joliet. La Salle and their
compeers, and American hiatory with
th?-m omitted or dwarfed is not history
but traducement. Yet far too much to
the average American mind they are
names, and unfamiliar names, ?nd noth?
Nor will it do to pretend that our
history begins with th?- Revolution and
is conbned to a continuation of the
hutory of the Thirteen Colonies. We
have already i-uggcste?! the great part
which the trans-Appalachian region
plaved in our history, the history of
the littoral colonies, before the Revo?
lution. V?. hen a*, last we received that
ugion as our own, it came to us di?
rectly from France, without anything
more than nominal intervention in any
of it and none at u'.i in moat of it.
The aato-Unitod 8ta1 , tradi?
tions and genius of all thai vast re?
gion are wholly French and aborigi?
nal. To that extant this Republic is
the chilil not of 81 I Hanoverian
?nd, but of Va. Hourbon
' <>. It will be IS while
ihcnshing the <?n?- descent not to for?
get the oth? r.
Chateaubrian? .-.?ihc-d the
Valley of the a- missing
and grieving for the spirit the genius
of th?- French W? a:e not sure that
the . a\erage bustling and practical
Westorner agr. ? . or thinks
that any injection of that spirit of ro?
mance, of luauty and of vision would
be a desirable addition to the life of
the rogioi If i "i. so much the more
??emonstration ol our former proposi
that Westerners soldons, divine the
w ? | \..t so I?r Finley, however
With all his loyal appreciation of the
greatness of his old nomi ?and, he is
not blind to its faults; lot u?. say, to
its failur?- tu improve unities;
and to its sadly urgent need of some
of th??v<- element! which sn character?
istic of the French l?v DC
means, either, h!1 of a?-, artistic or di?
lettante type. Ferhspi nothing its more
typical ?>f twentieth eentury Western
"hustle" an?) enterprise than the "Gulf
to Lakes Meep Waterway' scheme; but
that is after all mcir!;, n revival of
Joliot'i il? Is only
too much truth in the reproach of ugli
.hove) ?fr?atXVith uni
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cr.snJ huinan nature.
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"To ft ?id it is to add t<i
your experience of life
aftd y< >ur underst.indine
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ne?s and repulsive squalor on the river
fronts of Mississippi towns and cities,
and in the contrast of them w-ith what
the French undoubtedly would have
made them; but there ?i no less in the
suggestion of the practical work which
the French spirit would h??-. e accom?
plished for the control of the not? un
?peakably disastrous flood?. The fact
is that not only have we let or.e of the
noblest streams in the world become n
teens of worse than sordid common?
place, but that also we have so neg?
lected or misused the finest inland
waterway system In the world as to
make ItsMwindling value for commerce
less than the losses which it inflicts
upon the country in its seasons of un?
bridled floods. Dr. Finley dwells upon
thee intensely modern and utilitarian
phases of the subject with no less in?
terest and authority than he employs
11 dealing with the romance and ad?
venture of two and a half centuries
ago; and he gives us the unused and
ing rcminderr that hitherto the
flood? of the lower Missis?
sippi have proceeded from only one at
a time of the three great tributary
river systems. If floods in just one of
them can be so destructive, what would
be the resu t if Red Liver. Ohio and
Missouri should all three ripe to the
brim at once?
In writing upon the many phases of
this fascinating theme, from Cartier
to the present day, Dr. Finley cor?
dially acknowledges his great indebt?
edness to Parkman, whose monumental
works he draws upon and quotes on
almost every page. That was inevita?
ble. No man can write of the history
of the West and leave out Parkman to
any better purpose than he could write
of the Retreat of the Ten Thousand
and leave out Xenophon. But there i?
no mere cribbing from that vast treas
Il formation and of inspiration,
nor any slavish following of the great
: whom the author so reverently
esteems. Every chapter is instinct with
virile originality, and every page bears
the unmistakable touch of the author's
individuality. Whether he recalls the
adventures of La Salle with Parkman,
or st-,dies Lincoln with Hay and Nic?
ola?, or analyze? the statistics of the
latest government reports, it la always
Dr. Finley himself who is writing, in?
terpreting and instructing and inspiring
the reader. He has addressed himself
to the task with sympathy and teal, and
he has performed it with a thorough?
ness, a lucidity and an enthralling und
convincing chaim which stamp his vol?
ume ai a classic in the very year of its
ublication. The glowing tribute which
e pays to Parkman in his epilogue is,
of course, every word deserved by that
greatest of the historians of America.
But in the fulness and the fine t
tion of. h il appreciation of that master
there is an unconscious revelation of
the measure of his own capacity and
fitness to write also of that of which
Parkman wrote. "No man is a hero to
his valet," for the reason that the
valet is incapable of appreciating hero?
ism It takes a hero to know a hero.
So it has taken a writer of Parkman's
own spirit to appreciate Parkman, and
to divine so justly the great themes
which Parkman has made immortal.
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'' J?hnFinleyC THcteiKCH in rue
HtARTof AM11ICA"? CHAKLtS
Its Present Status and Iti
Till ?tiNQt ERINO JEW. nr John Foaler Fraii-T
; i w?$ ?U? ?
Mr. Fraser has visited all the corner:
of the earth, and bar, written book!
hbout several of them. While on his
travels he fourni occasion to study th?
presert position of the Jews in the
New World and the countries of the
Old, and he presents in these pages his
data, which are numerous, and his con?
clusion, which Is that the Jew hai
reached the apogee of his achievement
as a race, and that he will henceforth
gradually be absorbed by his environ?
ment, tha* he will disappear as a na?
tion within the nations, and survive
or.lv a? an influence, a part of the
geni'.is of the civilized peoples of the
The book is written witn an almost
breathless piling up of names and
fact?; its author is just when he
speaks of those peculiarities which are
held to be characteristically Jewish,
hut which arc often no more than re
sultr of rapid changes in financial and
consequently in social ?tending; and he
hns great faith in the Dost hoc erno
Vi'ovtcr hoc method of reasoning. As
for insti.iice: Holland became a great
commercial nation after the settlement.
there of the expulse?! Portuguese Jews;
therefore it was tht Portuguese Jews
who made Holland a great commercial
nation, for clinching proof -at the
same time the trade of Portugal began
?o deeline. Mr. Fraser applies the same
argument to Amerca's "astounding
rise," all of which does not. of course,
alfec'. the significan'.e of the accounts
he gives of Jews :n tdl civilized nations
who have won eminence, and rendered
great service, in diplomacy and poli?
tic?, linance, commerce, industry, the
law, journalism, science and the arts.
One is glad to find that he has not
overlooked that meritorious American
social worker, Lillian Wald, the
founder of the Hou?e in Henry Street.
But he is a little too much inclined to
claim everything without troubling to
, produce his proofs.
OF JULY MAGAZINES
Aerial Warfare?"Autistic Thinking"?Current Amer?
ican Literature Once More?Travel at Home?
Short Sto'ies?Holland's Neutrality.
Aerni warfare i? the subject ?>' ?
articles in the June "Scri'mer's " f>
by C. L. Frees ton, founder of the Ro?
At?) Club, ?leal? with that warfare
it has been ?tarried on in ?Europe Hi
ing 'he last ti'ii month) ; the other,
Prr'f' .?ir A ?I? ?Lapradelle, of t
1'niversity of Paris, consider! it in t
light of international law, and insi
tha*. like th? luhmarine, it must
forbidden hereafter. These in sear
of thrills will tind in Mr. Freeatoi
artille a ma?? of reports of daring e
ploits, ?lesperate chance? ainl mirac
Ions escapes not reported by the co
respondents or in official dispatches
A paper on "Wishful Thinking," by F
Pearce Bailey, repays reading. It giv
a specialist? explanation of the pro
esses of the New Though* r.nd alii?
movements, Rmong them Christil
Science. "Autistic thinking," Dr. Bail?
calls it, antl cietines it as follows: "1
think autisticnlly is to let thoughts 1
smuggled post thi censor of critics
approval by our natural inclinntior
to turn toward what pleases us an
away from wha1 docs not, so that on
desires ant! fenr?, without paying dut;
get the stamp of intellectuality."
reproduction in colors of a painting b
Arthur F. Becher, "The Signing of th
Declaration of Independence," form
the f'ontispiece o,f this number. It i
the firs? of a series of twelve histoiica
frontispieces to appe.tr in the maga
zine, one of the most interesting vent
urea in color illustration vet made b?
"Scribner's." which, it will be remem
bered. was the pioneer in this tick
?ome years ago. A second series o:
Dwight Klmendorf's photographs of th?
Pacific Coast, "From San Diego tc
Seattle," is as well worth having and
preserving as was the first, published
in the Juno number. Alexander T
Van Laer giver his personal reminis?
cences of several Dutch painter? in nn
article on "Some Aspects of Dutch Art."
Frederic C. Howe, Commissioner of
Immigration at this port, discusses the
foundations of German character and
German Bower in "The Background of
Modern Germany." He ?lea!? in an in?
teresting n.aiiner with the paradox of
what has brer, called "monarchical ro
cialism" ?nil with the national psy?
chology that has made It possible. He
ascribes practically the whole struc?
ture to the dominance of two powerful
personalities, Bismarck and William II.
In "The Evolution of Scene Paint?
ing" Professor Brander Matthews
shows how the theatre has changed
with the development o,' scenery. In?
deed, according to him, it has reached
a state of elaboration where the drum
atist must defer to it, "Shakespeare has
been smothered in scenery, and the art
of the actor subordinated to that of
the scene painter." Katharine Ful
lerton (ierould again contributes a
short story; other fiction in this num?
ber is by Olivia Howard Dunbar, Max?
well Struthers and William Wright.
Current American literature is re?
ceiving considerable attention just now.
Richard Grrnett's recent article on the
subject, comparing English with Amer
. ican current fiction, much to the 1st
Red Trail Leads Timid Pedestrians to Safety
at Fifth Avenue and Forty-Second Street
"Safety First" banner at lift h Avenue and 42d Street.
There are red-painted steps at Fifth
AvanuC and Forty-second Street which
i direct where pedestrians should step
1 when crossing that motor jammed thor
OUfhfare. Also there Is ?i sign ??
la plaring letter . "Safety First Is
Best " Fur those skeptitral walkers who
ha. t to be argued with and pray? d with
before they can be nersuaned what is
best for them the Safety First Society
MAZET MAJOR OF 7TH
Company D's ex-Captain En
listed Forty Years Ago.
Officers of the 7th Regiment, New
York National Guard, have unanimously
elected Captain poliert Mazet major of
Company I1 Major-elect Mazet was
'chairman of the Maset committee
which investigated th? government of
New York City in 1899.
Major Mazet joined the national
! guard as a private, in Pennsylvania, in
July, l*7t>, tad serve.! two month? in
i the railroad not* of 1ST?. He
? the 7th Regiment, V G. N. Y., as a
; private in IMS, and w*? promoted cor
I poral in IHM, sergean' :n IMS, second
lieutenant in Company I) m lh'.?l. Brat
lieutenant in IM'.?;' and captain in 1991
Captain George II. White, infantry,
C .*- A , will command the provisional
company made up of the Bl non-com-;
miaalonod officer? of the regiment,
which will go into camp this afttrnoon
'has placed still another sign advising'
r "Cross Here."
' idn " means there where these
' painted footprints indicate and not
there or here :?nd there and everywhere
where some try to Gross here and there
en ci nes, sad thus in crossing
here and there become as confused us
tentones is confused.
Lately lafOtj zones have been paint
' ed in white from curb to curb. The pub
_ at Van Cortlandt Tark. Seven rows of
tints will be pitched, and the "non
coms" will remain in camp until Sun
JAP GIRL HEADS CLASS
Wins Medal Against Forty
Brooklyn P. S. Mates.
Hatsume Higuirhi, a Japanese girl
of thirteen, won the medal fur general
excellence awarded yesterday in a class
of forty-one in Public School 27, at
College i'oint. Long Island.
She is a daughter of Mr. and Mr?.
Monnuski Higuichi, of 41H First Street.
She was born in Brooklyn, and for a
number of \ears .???.. -le?! a private
school. In her examination she got
HU per cent. She will enter the
Flush Ute High School.
Her father is the inventor of an
electric clock, a typewriter and a ma?
chine for the manufacture of rice
lie, however, paid them no heed. There?
fore it was decided mat a novelty was
the only means of attracting scurrying
New Yorker*' attention. They like to
be amused. Now they can be amused
hi itriding ??i. these ?stepping places as
they did long ago when as children
they crosse?! streams on stepping stones
while playing "Stump the leader."
Y? ?, safety first is best; so cross
BRYAN YIELDS TO DOVE
Worran with Peace Symbol
Gets Pledge for 'Frisco Talk.
I>r. Leonie Fcrdham, wHo came Fast
as a representative of the International
Congress of Women Worker? for Per?
manent Peace, to induce delegate? to
attend the conference at San Francisco
during the first week of July, invited
William J. Bryan to speak in Festival
Hall on the evening of July 7, the last
day of the congress.
Pr. Fordham struggled through the
crowd at the door and exclaimed: "Be?
hold, I have a mission!" With her bou-'
quet of pink roses, with a peace sign
and a dove attached, she reached Mr
Bryan. After presenting the bouquet
to him she read a telegram from the)
concress, which Mr. Bryan accepted. I
fer's discredit, has already been sn
swered by Mr Howelli and Owan wn
?r?r; an English novelist ha? expressed
'he opinion that our writers of fiction
cater deliberately to the well-to-do
middle nged American woman, and now
Professor Herrv 8. Canby enters the
field in the June "Harper's" with a
???per on "Current Literature and the
Colleges." For our current literature
he has a good word to say, with the
emphasis on the "current"; and as for
our literary commercialism, why, one
can take that as a promising sign of
the time?: "The more money, the more
ihancci for the artist with high ideals
to live. Surely our industrial develop?
ment since the Civil War has brought
us to the level of old New England of
seventy years ago, when the exploita?
tion of the seaboard states had ended
in an accumulation of wealth and a
fleeing of time and energy for our one
?treat literary period. Commercialism
may be a proffered excuse, but it cer?
tainly is not a necessnry cause of our
mediocrity in literature." One far
from unwelcom? result of the war is
that it has led Mr. and Mr?. Walter
Hale to do some travelling on this side
of the ocean. To this number of "Har?
per's" they contribute in text and pict
Bra a story of their visit to the West
Indies; and in the current "Century"
they begin an account of a New Eng- :
land motor tour. Another travel-at
home article is W. J. Ayiward s "The '
Water-way to Pixie," down the Missis?
sippi. -The new instalment of John
Hay's letters deals with the establish?
ment of the Panama (ana! Zone by
President Roosevelt. The statesman
fully approved of the method employed.
In "The Customs of an Irish Coun?
ty" Maude Rndford Warren chats en?
tertainingly of the people of Wexford,
their old customs, their speech, with
its continued use of archaic English
words such as "let" for "hinder" and
"kennen" for "know," and, of course,
ther h'.tmor. There are short ?.tories
by William Dean How-ells, Susan Glas- ;
pell, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. Mrs.
Henry Dudeney. Margaret Cameron and
Wilbur Daniel Steole, an arrav of
notable names; and verses bv Hilde*
garde Hawthorne, Elleri If. II. Gates,
Amelia Josephine Rurr, and other.'.
The colored frontispiece i? by W. '
J. Ayiward, and there is a wood-en?
graving, by Henrv Wolf, of J. Alden
Weir's "Pan and the Wolf."
"Imperilled Holland," by T. I.othrop
Stoddard, and "The Peri! of China," by
Gardner L. Harding, are the July "Cen?
tury's" two contributions to the discus- '?
sion of the war crisis. No other neu-'
lira! European si?*?? is in so difficult a
I position as is Holland. Little has as
| yr-t become known of the pressure put
I ?ipon the PiCch government to make ?
it ebsndon its sttitud? of neutrality,
but, ss Mr. Stoddard points out, ?he
British press and British publicists
have indulged in open fhreits. Mr. H.
<t. ?Volts, for Instance, ?recently offered
Holland East Friesland ??nd other (i*r
I man territory, which ?hs does not want
nn.l could not hold, while at the same
time intimating that, in <-ase she con?
tinues to prefer the ?liacomforts of
peace to the horrors of war. she may
o?o the !>iit.-h Fast Indies. Rumors of
an English landing on the Dutch coast
have been current :?ince last December.
No wonder that Rolland inspects. Eng?
land ns much as, since 1870, she has
suspected fjermany. The article is
written with fulness of knowledge. Ks- '
telle Loomis's "I'.iris: Red and Black
and Gold," is a vividly written page of
personal experience and observation.
I* v* excellently illustrate?] tritt) draw?
ings by L ?"J. Hornby and a series of
photographs. Eight picturesque full-,
page pla'es accompany Mr. Stoddard's
article; and there are four pages of
pictures at the end of Mr. Harding'?
article on China. A reproduction in
full color of a painting by James Mont
I gomery Fl.-.gg accompanies a poem,
"Hcauty," by Charles Hanson Towne;
and there are three portraits, among
them or?- of Martha Hedman, from pho?
tographs by Arnold Gen the Jame?
Davenport Whelpley writes of "English
Characteristics" u revealed by the
war. "Me," the anonymous autobiog?
raphy of a woman nove.ist, is con
tiuued, with just a little too much In?
sistence, perhaps, upon the author's
continued infatuation with Mr. Hamil?
ton. Peter O'Shea's story of an Irish
contractor and bu'lder, who could not
understand where his son got his "Ar?
tistic Temperament" is clever and
amusing; Cleveland MotTett desribes a
p?iild yo? ?jjittpathiz?
with an Engraft, Duke
w->,o ?&*m? fo America
fortune-hunting? ??<? ?
But ?f he were yo j?g,
charming, and sacr.fio*
\nj? Ms own secret iov*
fa* tho needs of his fa*i>
??y? The question,wilk
ffla*fc*s of smart Society
in Ens ?and and Ameri?
ca* Je in
r; t^mra^mttm.' m.?a mia?aa?i
trj Cosmo Hamilton
U.W.?..Hriiaa-s??Ur. ". . - ;;.,.,,.,., *??* $!???
,_5?W;__-rX_^l?ICC__?Ar'Y New York
visit to the crater of a troleano, colored
pictures accompanying the ?tory; and
Alfred Noyes and William Rose Benet
"ARE WOMEN PEOPLE?"
Reader? of The Tribune will, no
doubt, welcome the publication in hook
fr.rm of Alice Puer Miller's clever suf?
frage rhyme?, "Are Women People?"
first printed on it? woman'? page.
These verses are ?musing, but they are
more they are sound argument? for
the cause. They stirk In the memory.
(The George if. Doran Company.)
"The Growth of American State Con?
stitution? from 1776 to the End of
1!?M," by Jnme? Quayle Dealy, is an?
nounced by Ginn & Co., of Boston. It
is, the publishers state, the fir*t work
devoted entirely to the significance of
state constitution? In American policy.
Part I treats of their historical growth.
Part II compares existing constitutions
and Part III, by tracing the trend of
change through the last one hundred
and forty year?, attempt? to, forecast
the probable trend of changes in th?
"ANNE OF THE ISLAND."
A new "Anne" book, the third, is
announced by the Page .Company, of
Boston, for publication ear'y in July.
It is called "Anne of the Island." Of
There is a Short
? "Miss Marriott
and the Faun"?
in the ?July
that will bet certainly
much talked about. It la
another of this author's
daring studies of an ab?
normal personality and
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AS PREDICTED BY THE GERMAN PRESS
The leading journals of Germany are indulging in much comment upon
President Wilsons second note, and are predicting what the Kaiser's an?
swer will be.
In the issue of THE LITERARY DIGEST for June 26th, a complete
gist of German public opinion on this subject, as shown in the newspapers
of that country, is presented.
Col. Bryan's "War for Peace'' as viewed by the American press of
every section and political persuasion is also comprehensively shown, as well
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Chances of Intervention in Mexico
Doubtful "Welfare" for Seamen
Germany's "Stand Pat" Attitude
What Europe Thinks of Mr. Bryan
The Balkans on the Brink
A Fort in a Volcano
A War of the Railroads
How Nationality Influences Scientific
Woman's Work in War Time
How War Has Affected British and
New Spirit of the French Stage
American Relief in Servia
Church-Going as a Business Asset
"Fear Not They That Kill the Body"
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