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THE SUN. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 28, 1911.
HE POET'S FIGHTING CHANCE
ITS A aUM wye
r,ow s WELL
TO a at nr. it
ut null May n' nnk "uh the
Be.' Mlien" Many Publisher no
jol 4R re With Mr. Yarn That Mori.
I em Wtttt a Drug In the Market.
rt. Ih ; resent day poet n good fight
log ibtnee nf becoming a host seller?
(jflicrt .-'e.-hng Yard in g recent maun
, -, ITtl le assert emphatically that he
Yu 061 Hi does not hesitate, more
rror. h S'1 a 'P further and declare
ikgtK par ""nt. Of the volumes of poetry
r'lhll?'" ' dttrtng the lost few years "have
return even the cash ontl of
"pplien. of course." he adds,
oete. now writing, tiie 'classic,'
Hnrant and the rent, being
and profitable nellem."
fie then cite n few eiceptlont to the
rile from the rankn of living writers.
Jam WhltOOBlh Itiley, BIlH iiirman,
fade V .ling Hire. George Sylvester
' Vinrnrl end others, although lie explains
that f heir I noks do not yield eno igh
proBt to lie i -innidered worth while from
t purely commercial point of view.
An Informal Inquiry among New York
,urillher has elicited from several of
them U admission that Mr. Yard's con
tentions are in the main true.
I hare no objection to confessing thnt
do not consider the publication of
h rinse of poetry you speak of at all
derirable from a commercial point of
new ' najd Frank Scott, president of the
'sntiiry Company. 'In fact we have
not brought out. within the last year a
single collection of the writings of a nwker
4 current verae. It is undeniably true
hut a mnn whoee poems we are glad to
riot In our magazine and whose work
-selves equal oonaideration from the
ji. a k.. . it. 1
HlinrB"! .'iirei ujfHBfci urw iio(w lllpmry
.'andnrdn are nimilar to ours in almost
ore to be a losing proposition in book
'irm This fact doe not. however,
leter III from publishing now and then
a collection of poems which seem to us
'saeiitiilly worthy to he preserved in
ermnnent form. VYe are not driven
"i B'ich a prooeeding so often that when
the occasion does arise we fear to take
the necessary pecuniary risk.
"Th poeta of the moment are for the
arar par? young men and their work
larery uneven. I should say too that as
.ampared to our earlier poets they are
ijt very prolific. That is. if would In
-lar.v instances take practically all the
vr written by a given poet to make a
volume of proper size, and it must not
forgotten that many readers prefer
.election' to the 'complete works' even
f the (ireat singers of the ages Th
fajpt 'hat a man has written one or two
-oer.is of real meri' is too often made the
, iu f,.r the mihMnstlon in ,.- f..r, ..f
I u ...... ....... ..,
heterogeneous collection f feebler I
J.ru on bin par', a oollectlon which hi
htnself Would Upon attuinin bp-.iWt
'hievamenl or ript-r judgment I nly
.fivoiia to ouppre
H i' I do DOl Wish itiivthinii thai 1 hvp
ad to b Interpreted a an Indication
h-- 'lie American public i Indifferent
; !. even the poetry of to-day
Id n believe that ic tho case
Mr Johnson, the (Hitor of "Mr maga
n haa even a atronger faitii than 1 In
'he popular appreciation of good verse He
- i his faith by printing a good deal
' verss It Isn't ini'e fair to say thai
. -t ;he the piihli" d esn't invest largely
"ii lei lions of verse the verse isi.'t read.
"No one will deny that this is e.Mn
i v the age of the short story It la
diffii ult for magazine editors to supply
o demand for that f.irm rf literature
wjjen it eomeg to publishing volumes
i .y rt -toriee by authors of unquee-
r. 1 popularity the publisher is con
fn '.-d by a problem mui h like that pre
'.''1 t.y the collections of verse In
word. Collections of short stones with a
; e ial exceptions are scry bud
lellf and ws aro constantly explaining
r. unpleasant situation to disappointed
kuthoni This sta'e of affairs is undoubt-
fi.v I . to th- large number of magazines
i :r ula'inn When one t un buy for
Vi.en's or for lesser sums dnn to 5
SBta s enlleetinn of six or eight short
Moriea of 'he kit i he likes best to read
' r one can mention off hand at least
hirty ningarines of fiction sold on our
nevaatanda he hesi'at.eti about spending
I' :" n more for the same number of
ei by i-.ne author It is not unrea--:
iMe to assums that the magazines
do what is by no means negligl
len ir.d for current verse -rtr
.r S.-nbnr said that th poetry
had been summed up pretty
urately by Mr Yard
'.v do not find muoh dtmaftd for
i lumesof verse." ha explained, "although
'here re --.me auth'.rs whose popularity
'.a I'ifflciently great to warrant the pro-
"'. of their rllerted poonis. I
night mention our own lit, Henry vnn
't James Whitcomb Pily and Eugene
Imtton is also of the opinion
r- "try is not a paying proposition
ere is practically never any money
he .-nid. "and more often than nol
' an appreciable loss We don't
very milot) about publishing at the
: - expense either. The result is
I feeling on our pirt that at
w r.ave expended time and, effort
r qi purpose, and it is seldom I l it
Iti nie is satisfactory to tho author
II L'oing into ihe question of iu
11 exceptions, several of whom
' readily called to mind, I would
v i general statement to the effect
ere is little or no demand for col-
verae by saying that there is a
' eption in favor nf religious
I . particular religious anthnl
' ..- demand is not noticeably
New Y..ik, or other large cities
I- it i- well worth reckoning
- ir.d o iiintry districts.
mention also that the poem
- Brooks have a good and steady
paid him )i, Mil years ago for
own oi Hot h lone
was profitable .
the poem has rn
pularlty is as gr.
w run out,
ii .is ever
mtlv being reproduced in
rma suitable fbi git i -
i lis . at Henry Holt and Com
it whatevni mighi m s.ihi ()f
lions of verse, anthologies
d paying propositions
a series of sIcti specialised
i verse," said tic r . , i,o
. .Merviewed, "including poems
rs poems It i ill" country
imam about the town, poems
- ot historic interest, poems
i and poems under uthei
which aie sxoellenl sellers
' in press a lag I '.giisii und
miimlogy a'hich wtii contain
' pag'-s and will Include 8,0110
nhoul Lion f i- 1 lay
i basis upon this In .. k from
I'd iew of the subject under
in m ii,.. book i not merel)
( acknowlislged inasler-
I.' a very larg -election
t ' :.iv Alfnd vyes
n. Lionel Johnson Francis
.ii--iiv winrin nit" largely IWIFI
leenterl, una feel that n goodly pro
portion of the .ia advance orders for
the hook may tittrthuted to the cm-
phasis we have been laying upon the
special attention paid to the Inter writer
The public may not, he sufficiently Inter
ested in runny ..f these to want his com
plete works. In fnot Mr Yard is alto
Rfthor right in his shitntnotit to the
"I am sure, however, thnt there in 11
I Hood lively interest in u oarefuiijr culled
selection of the newest verso. Americana
lire in too much of a hurrv to d their oWlt
sampling. They prefer thnt poems, htcM
playa, should Aral l tried on the doe
in a way, then, the anthologist of con
temporary verso fnlflln (lie mission of n
first night audience in n email city. It
seems to mn thnt there g :1 r.iirlv large
demand for hum oroua vesoe. Hiieti us
; Carolrn Weils' and Oliver Eterford'e
Jefferson -tones, who is at tin. i..,.i of
the editorial department or the John Lane
Company, was inclined to take Issue
with Mr Yard
"I do not think,' he said, "that there Is
nny objection to my admitting thnt we
make money from the publication of po
et rv. Bince Mr. l ane is across the ocean
1 shall also venture to s.iv what he prob
nMy would not n iv for himself, fli.it when
he considers mnnuecrlpl th
worthv from n literary point of
iew the I
I question or proni ana ios oocomee a
..vondarv conaideration. 1 do not men.,
I that Mr. Lane a literary feeling nan turned I
the house into a philanthropic Institution
for the benefit of ambltloUl poeta, As
I matter of fact Mr. Iane haa a Very Itfong
faith In the ultimate good sense i,r the
puhuc regarding all claaece of literature.
' nod his faith has been in a gfeat mensure
Mr I ane discovered Richard Le Onl- '
uenne, ami nionara ie oalllenne s poetrv
ell at a profit So does the poetry of
William Watson and that of Stephen
Thillips There is a steady sale, for the
verse of Thomas Daly, a I'hiladelphinn
who writes Italian dialect extremely well
India's ,ove Lyrics,' bv Laurence' Hope,
is an excellent seller. We a-e juM ieautng
a reprint of Th City of the 8oul , by Lord
.nnnvi i lunulas, m retionse to a steady
"r""'u" l"4" V me punn.
Now, I do not wish to lie und
as saving that this or nnv other publishing
house could bo profitably run on the Iwsis
of poetry alone Neither do I deny that
there in an OOOaaioMl loss on volumes of
verse published by us F.very publishing
house, for that matter, has to stnnd an
occasional loss in everv dans of bonks,
F.ven tb'tion in not inevitably profitable.
We feel here that there Is nil the irl of
the American public a sufficiently strong
demand for the best class of current verse
to make it worth our while to publish it.
both from the point of view ol list value
and from that of the businesn end of it.
"The profit on poetrv is practically never
largo. Mr I .ane handles it chiefly because
he likes it. but he reallv hasn't suffered
I much loss because of it In the long run I
; "He Isn't a hit afraid to try new people.
. We have now in press a first book of poems
bv Benjamin Law. It la callsd 'The Sailor!
I Who Ha Sailed ' The poem came to us
hlahly recommended by another pub-
I usher We are glad he sent them to un
I 1 may mention that we published the col-I
! looted pmrnis of Robert Cameron, which
chanced lo Include The Rosary '
'. " T T. " "7"
I;aIr. l e poem I iv v r 'Hie. a Hew r ng -
Mnh writer, entitled 'Juana of feet tie.' a
volume ny r TancM tout's, and uiiben
Chesterton's 'Ballad of the White Horse,'
O vi.ti s,.. are not afraid Ol poetry."
Mitchell Ronnerley also ivii.'-. in
poetry mm i' la written to-day. He pub
lishes the verse of Arthur Stringer,
'"hail's Hanson Towne, lii.ss Carman,
Frattcia Adams, John Davidaon, Theo
doslo Garrison, Ferdinand Pinnev Karle
and Muriel Rloe, and he maintains thai
it is profitable, although it wouldn't make
any one vulgarly rich Mr. Rennerley
says he doeen't believe in selling his im
print, if poetrv is poe'rv he is willing
to assume the linatieial risk of publloa
lion, provided the author U amenable to
reason regarding deletion. ti" makeup
of tho book illustration. & Now if
Sliaemas O Bheet, for Instance, had been
willing lo, but Mr O She,.) is perfectly
nuotable on this tonic in his own person,
f..r h has recently hung out a sign read
ins in part, "Bhaemaa Shed, Pub
lisher of Rooks in (iood Taste "
Mr O Bheel went into the publishing
liusineHA fr,r the purpose of introducing
to the reading public a colleotlon of poems
of which he is the am hnr "The Bloseomy
Bough" is now on his catalogue. Mr
0 Bheel savs he belie-..s Mrmlv in the
publication of volumes of verse
"It i.-- po Ksihie." he concluded, "to create
an appetite for the best in literature "
Patron iaint or Journalists.
Frm thr Mnr'rhrnti r fluflrtltnn
It u 11 be nawa to tnanv lournsltvta to 'e.irn
that they have an officially aelseted patron
saint Pi is IX . at the request of a number
of i 'entitienfal inumalista, isnert a de.-ree
on ths point He recommenced ioumsliata
to seek the belli .r St 1 rat,, is ile S.i'e-.
whose hody hSS Just Istely tieeii trail--ferred,
with Brest ponip and amid popu
Isr rejolcinSi 10 ft new chtlfch Ht nnecy.
in S.1VOJ . his native plaos The rholce, rilr
contemporary thinks. wa an at-t one. f.-r
St tTan i was a man of letters Hia
fiimons work. The Devout Life," is still
popular, do doubl because of ths llgh.tneaa
of touch with which it is written and the
unerring Journslistlo Instinct if one ntav
pn' if so In writine of 'he work of a saint
w tth which he compels attention to ssrious
question! by the skilful ne of anecdote
and Illustration "
Ruakln aa a (IrSCer.
m thr l.nvjnn t hrfnttilr
Buskin was once a grocer In l:t he
opened a shop in Psddlnfton street. Nntting
Hill, in order, as he announced, to supply
. the poor w ith pure tea in packets as small as
they choose to buy, w ithout niaklnar a profit
on the subdivision, lartre orders belnff, of
,,,,nPp squally acceptable from anvhodv
; who i ir-'s to promote holiest desiing I le1
shop did not attract
i P'ikin comptalnsd in fors f7aef9ers
tl t the pool only like to buy their tea
where it i brilliantly lijhte.i and sloqusntly
ticketed, and sa I reaolutely refuse to roni-
, pete with ti.v neighhOrinS trarlesmen either
in as or rhetoric, the pati"nt subdivision
: of my pari es posssa littie recognized ss an
advantags by my uncalculating public."
' I he shop soon closed dow n and the grocery
trade lost the most distinguished represent
ative it i pot likely to possess
Mla llracldon'a ITral Noted
From thr fail Mall Oetfttr,
Mr. lohn Maxwell, so touch 1 etter known
lo readers of Action as Miss Rreddon, has
recently celebrated hr birthday With
more ihnn half a hnuilred novels to her
credit Mis- Hrftddon cannot he blamed If
she prepus to take fg casilv. and, in
rhackeray's pbrass, to lay the weary pen
aside it mus while performing al thea
tre ui Hull that she discovered that neither
acting nor poetry 'H- her forte, and wrote
her first novel. Three Tunes Head be
tore it is as puuiisnen ine punusneri mvoiveq ,
in nimeuity, nan pusssu on i lie sneeis m
snothi ' man 1 here was t ilk of destro ing
the "rubbish," as it wa- tailed, and this
was done One can Imagine the chagrin
of the second publisher when Mis Prsddon
sprang into popularity and Ic found that
lie had foolishly deslrojed the first effort,
Hint might have been a gold mine to him
'mm th OSfon t t.tnnulr
Rolf Boldrswood, 'he lustrsllan novellsti
rsrentb elehrated his eighty-fifth birth.
ln m Melbourne He cannot walk with
en' ,i crii'eh, but is bright and vlvscloua
H laughingly told an Interviewer thst he
w.i. kicked into literature." InlMShewss
a sniilttei in the weat of Victoria, and one
day be re. . nnd a nasty kick frnni a horse
i laid rum up for some tune, and to while
awa th" letlioua hours he took up a pen.
.ml mmnl ,t to In. ... nhill ln,,,i ,r t was 1
, ,'', . .
isubtbi I en .1 literary career
"ri"'" """ i' o is'i-'i ii" ""r i
AUTHOR WHO LOVES HER WORK
MISS MAItlE VAN YOltST A1TI I
IX Tin: 1 1 1 1 it it noitl.n.
In Ten trsrs thr Mas Written fourteen
Nvtrlti Has Imcst lasted me Hani,
ships f Women nnrt hllilrrn HI Kae.
inrlrs anil n Trai riled Mueh.
"1 w..u!d rather be an old fashioned
i woman." Mid Mario Yan Yorst at the
! Plan Motel one day last week, "and
; write of love and the things tint nppeal
to womanly Women and manly men than
I make 11,000,000 a year by trading in the
. wblma of n day."
Daintily, pleasingly gowned. Miss Vnn
! Vorst furnished nil interesting study
while she talked of her work and of the
things she believes are particularly worth
while The Author of "Th tlirl From
His Town," "The Sentimental Adven
tures of Jimmy RtlletrOde" and n dozen
Other books that have, whether Miss
Yan Yorst liked it or not, tjiken place
With best sellers, is somewhere lietween
.'O'iiii .in.i miniiie .ir,e iter iiiacu linn
ihadea into gr.iv a! the temples. Her
compleilon is as pink as a ichoolgiri'a.
,,r (1(irk sparkle.
.. . J,
" no' M,H" x"n
' to bo found In Now York, or for that I
matter anrwhere on thin side of the world
,er homp iM jn Rlr, 4 , p , (
nir) ., i . ,
B0Ur?n' because she loves the city
and doe her best work there she seldom
visits the fnited St.tte. But about once
in two years it becomes necessnry for'
her to have a heart to heart talk with
her publishers, which means a trip to
this side. At such timen she receives
her friends and is the recipient of more
social invitations than sho hns time to'
"I have no doubt." she said, "that I
WOTh as hard as any author anywhere.
Within ten yearn I have written fourteen
novels and very many magazine articles'
and short stories But I liko work.
"I like to w..rk hard. It is wonderful
to be able to earn a living and a little
more by doing what one likes best to do. !
They say there is much money in pander- :
ing to certain theories of the day; by
writing queer novels and advocating
violent theories. There may lie, but 1
prefer to write of love and sociological
problems. I am S ewoman of the old
school . "
Although she returns to this city seldom
more than one in two years. Mies Y.in 1
la no stranger to New Yorkers. '
2 WM ",,r,v H"r fa""r WM
Supreme Court Justice Hooper (" Van
Vorst. It was In this city that Miss Van!
Vorst began to write She spoke of her
rtt eeaay at literature.
.... ' . ,.. , . . , . .
l wa"' 1 ,1""k- H,,""t eighteen years
ago." she said, "that I wrote a little story
which I called iiawhns.' and sent it to
. " as aooepieo, ami the
li'ttiT I received from Tnr Bun
need me so much that I made up my mind
ontinua and t.
Really. I have never forgotten that little:
note of appreciation and I l
' loved .
TUB St x since that day
"My sister in-law. Bessie Van Vorst. I
with whom I nm sometimes confused,
became interested years ago in the plight :
that P ill m mills and in the
I-....;?..! ss- -f -.1.111 l. l :
deeded to'see for ourselves, so we worked 1 "ml statistics at Cornell I niersity and a
in cotton mills und stne factories, liend- former United States Census Bureau
ing over looms and tables in Columbia statistician : W illiam 8 ftossltnr. treas
S. ('.. ai d 1. vnn. Maaa.. and sanuirinar I ..f iWa n,,,f,.r,i it t'on,rd
1 first band and indisputable evideno
i the evil- we had auapecjed.
"The result of our study was 'The
Woman Vhn roils ' which was published
in 1809 President Kooeevell wrote the
I introduction for it The book treated
of a subject koenlv interesting fo him
race iulei " It attempted to show how
tholieands of women were deprived of
' the opportunity of becoming mothers
because of the grinding labor to which
oppressive poverty chained them
"Another result too of the In ves tigs
It Ion w.. made w;ie the passing of laws
atainsf child labor in some of the Southern
States, but I fear thit thso laws were
not, are nor. enforced They w-ere not
' popular with the iope. it seemed I
know tint when pages of mv book were
I read before the Sonih Carolina legisla
ture I was hissed I received several
letters which warned me not to return to
south Carolina ever
"I said that soirctiipes people ron
i fused niv sister-in-law's work with mine
This month in the CoimopolUan Mnqn
Tint i'iiere is a storv hv Bessie Van Vorst
which bears my name as author That
is ion bad. vepy unfair to my sister-in-law,
who is an exceedingly brilliant
writer 1 mention this because I would
like very much to have people know that
the exrv'lent storv i- the w-ork of Bessie
N'ovela have not been nil of Miss Van
Vorst a work that hns attracted attention
widely At the request of the Harpers
.she wrote n series of articles entitled
! "The Itivers of the (lid World " Sh"
traceii to their SOU roes the Titter, the
Danube and th" Seine and travelled a
long way toward the origin of the Nile
I On all of these journeys .-he was unar -
I eompaniedi save for guides and she hiul
1 adventures that gave her plenty of thrills ,
I In tracing the source of the Tiber she
1 climbed to n point in the Apennines
I where no woman had ever gone in winter
i In retracing the course of the Panubei
she wandered in a diaturbed country.
inhabited hv half civilised people In I
this last adventure she met and oocamel
n warm friend of the Queen of Rumania,
Carmen Svlvn. he poet
The Queen entertained her for several;
days Tliev talkil of literature and of.
sociological questions Carmen Sylva
was particularly Interested in American
. women she wa- astonished tit their ex -
travagance, their love .,f diess and show
"Why, I have but two hats," she said to
Miss Van Vorst, "and two hats are enough
for anv woman
In 19ns, when she went to Egypt to study
i the Nile, she was t he guest of the Egyptian
Government Sir P.eginald Wingate the
She i visited
death at the
I sirdnr. entertained net
1 Khartum and listened to stone
don anil of his defeat and
I, .. ...4.. . .f l,-lr;i...li..n
The next year she followed the Seine
leisurely, making notes tor her article
mi that historic waterway And all the
while she was at work on her novels she
mad-' tiotos or rough drafts wherever she
happened I,, he. in hotel rooms, on steam
ers, in i he desert
"Work is so much fun." said Miss Van
MthoUgh she hfta received in re ent
years manv invitations to lecture in 'his
i ount ry. she was unwilling, to accept then)!
but next winter she will come to the
i'nited States t.' deliver a course of lec-
Her first will best lndianailis
lid she. "that I shall nt
I do not hUe
fail ul imy-
Mrinorlnl tn Tom Mnnrc. Company's list this autumn. A Maurice j 'P'" Sl translated novels Tvan-
r-'mm fill rail Mali t,;,.rtir I j Low argues that the fear of injury done popnertiw' are oil'!' s "'fimk "'r V''
literary shrine sacred to Tom Moore by the immigrant is fallacious Instead: ,,,m Shakespeare" (J, widely rlad
I a the Vale of Avium, situated in WlcklOW. of tiie immigrant's dragging down the' The main thenm in these stories gives
, that roimty w hit Ii i- popularly described , nalivo says Mr Low. he is the lever bv 'he name to the l,ok in its Chinese irans-
.he garden of Ireland, it is nos proposed , whi,.h th-" nativp nli,ed In the social ' !',''. "Unota Tom's Cabin"
to erect a insmor si t hers to ths post, and as XZ , , . , ,. . .... IB Ch nese has to do with a save driver
the outcome of a public meeting the pro. W1' In,,'"i "f immigrant s com- d egr,, slave girl "Hamler i 7he
I motors of it consider that its erection in 1 peting with the native by underbidding ! "Tales I'roni Shakespeare" is "The Devil's
j the vale in whose hosom the bright waters rjlm ln labor market the immigrant ' Decree"; s J'ou b'ke It" is "The Oat her -I
meet' would be very appropriate, ; does work that the native scorns, which , u,K j th Forest"; "A Midsummer Night's
i It was while at Avocs thai Moore wrote
some of his Pes. known mslodlSS. Nature
herself had supplied nniil unite recently a
memorial of t he ha d in the form , ol an oak
tree, lorn Moore I tree, under whOSS shade
I, A . I i i I Ft, .Ml . . I I . i .. r i. illn
"" - "'"' - .r,,m, ui
- .- - " - s,'
ot tourists to currv owov nnrtlnn, of It
r -.Z . i o V Z
r.. i.s i" i" ' ii' mm ui-
Idol of hi' own
"We advise our readers to be sure to read
The Following of the Star
(By the Author of "THE ROSARY.")
"Because, for sentiment, for
psychic worth, and for the style in
which it is written, it appears to us
to be a master work.
"Yes, it is a love story which
begins with a great Christmas ser
mon and which ends with a great
"All who love mankind man
hood and womanhood as they
should be will not lay down the
volume till they have read it
through and will remerr)ber having
read it long after the reading, and
will offer thanks in silence to its
author." Chicago Inter-Ocean.
The Following of the Star
By FLORENCE BARCLAY
With Colored Frontispiece. ($1.35 ret, $1.50 by mail)
AT ALL BOOKSELLERS
Hilt AMttBHST CBADVATE9.
I irst umltrr of the en t'nlleac Quar
terly Maaainr Issued.
The first number of the .mhrrt ilrnd
iiofra (Jiiarttrly hue lust Ixs-n issued
It contains a brief and authentic record
of college sports, article, of importance
and general interest by Amherst men
prominent in many fields, memoirs of
distinguished alumni and critical reviews
of the most important literary work of
Prof John Franklin Qenung, the head
of the Knghsh department, is editor iti
chief, and the other editors are John M
Tyler, professor f biology) Walter V
lE':ii . i ... .. ..... ..
;"iiKO. uiuionvi ..i wnaw -
V H ; H A Gushing, formerly dean
of, the Columbia law school, and Foster
W Stearns The executive committee
is composed Of Henry P Kendall. Robert
W Maynard and r.rneet M W hitcomb
"Our ninety-year-old college lias never
been given to self-exploitation, says
one of the editorial writers, "hut the
very reverberat ion of educational theories
and criticisms all around us is bringing
the whole matter of college education
into court and bidding if give an account
of itself Amherst cannot well evade
her part in ibis duty, if only for her own
And so. the writer goes on to say, Ihe
Quarterly is to pill in writing the educa
tional Ideals "drawn from the iimei
Consciousness" Of Amherst men It i
to represent "the essential meaning.
tls real inwardness of Amherst, and
i his not so much by laboriously defining
it as if we were not sure of ourselves.
as by taking
UP lo it
of the i hilosi
bia, on "The
it for granted and living
r contains an article by
E. Woodhridge, the bead
phy department at Colum-
Enterprise of learning."
contends that education
in which he
is not "a ouality or an ornament but an
enterprise to make men wise and to pro
mote their intelligence " There is a
memorial address by President Harris
of the college on I r Kdw ard Hitchcock,
"the grand old man of Amherst" and
a pioneer in physical education at Ameri
can colleges There is also a poem.
"Wild wood," in his memory bv John
Erskine, formerly professor of literature
at Amherst and who is now a member
of the English department at Columbia
Mr Krskme says of "Old Do "
lis died a youthful man at last
so old, so youthful evermore,
Sn high of faith, so firm of will,
BoyhOOda heart learns hope of him
Whose heart was younger still.
An "In Msmoriam" of Edward Pay son
Crowell, former professor of Latin at
Amherst, bv Anson I). Morse, emeritus
professor of history there, introduces
a paper which Prof Crowell wrote for
the Qiinrlt rlji shortly before he died.
Other articles are contributed by John
M Tyler and the dean, George Old-.
the bead of the rnathemat ica depart
ment The athletic relrostiect and out
a' discussed hv Paul C Phillips
anci B'hard F. Neibgan, both of the
lh'sical education department I tide,-
he head -The Book I able recent works
,v Preserve,! Smith nrofeshor of religi
history at the Meadville (Pg i Theolog
ical .School; Edward Dickenson, Eugene
Lvman, professor of theology al the
Bangor (Me.! Theological Seminary;
William Chancellor, superintendent of
Schools at Norwalki Conn., ami a lec
turer on school administration in Chi
cago University; Emery Pottle, editor
of tinod Itnusfk rptrtg: Stephen Norton,
John T Stone, D. P.. and Waller A. Dyer,
editor of CflUttfry Lc in America, are
Immigration as a ail Iniiilua.
In the second volume of "T he American
People a Study in National Psychology -one
of the books on Houghton Mifflin
Company's list this autumn. A Maurice!
Low argues that the fear of Injury done
by the immigrant is fallacious Instead
Of the Immigrant's dragging down the;
I , It!" Y ,.
I WjJJ' an1 commanding higher
The eff'of immigration, therefore,
ha, htmn not tr, dndl the American bu
I lo stimulate htm to better thinm, .! Mr
1 . . .' . . .
i,ow. wnn rests ins case
on historica 1
ifli-is, imi.wr tna. ini. nas oeen tne ertei-r
1 1 .1. Ka . i .1.-
S mir . . K'"f"TJ ' "e
him i"i iiiiiux oi uie irisn eariT ui . nf
SHERLOCK HOLMES IN CATHAY
nr. s n;jcv TRANSLATED
so has VNCLB TOM.
F.nterlng It edge far Tranalatlona From
the K.ngllah In Oilns Is the Work
er t he t.reat Sielrnt Hie Writers Trssb)
trench ntela Are Aao Popular.
Do you think of the Chinese as phleg
matic, of solemn and stolid mind, bound
by a literature unillurainated. heavy.
dryV If you do it may come as a sur
prise thai the most popularly rend of
Western books that have been trans
lated into Chinese in late years, a hook
Which has run into a number of editions
and was unobtainable in tho book shops
of Pekin early this year, isnnoeiother than
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Though mystery and intrigue are not
new things in Chinese life and in the
lighter Chines., literature, the startling
reality of the Sherlock Holmes situations.
the intricar-y of plot and the beautiful '
unwinding of tangles seired and thrilled
the Chinese mind Young college boys. I
their elders, and not only hoys hut girls i
and women, bought the book, though it
was comparatively exiensive
If jri m were a stranger in f'rkin walking i
through the .iu LI Chang, the old hook '
store street outside the big Chien Men
(Front Dale in the Tartar City wall), vmi
would lie sure to exclaim and chuckle ,
aloud With wide eyed pleasure to meet :
on a book shop stall that old friend of I
your boyhood "Robinson Crusoe." There j
h is, all in colors, on the front page
nf a little paper covered book. nhriilimH
and rewritten for the children of th" ,
Middle Kinr-dotn He is a sure enough
foreigner, with heivv beard and in flan- ,
ne shirt and overalls, weavinir baskets
while his parrot nnd his and cat i
mm company lie ,ks as mtnni -,.i
as much it home in among these armies
of chines., letters on the book shelf ns he
d .s peeking out of the Christmas stock
ing at home There is also a complete
translation for grownups.
K mosl striking thing to one who is I
unfamiliar with the new China mny be
the fncf that the first of the greHt works!
of Western literature to hive been trans
lated into the Chinese by the Chinese 1
themselves were those ,,n evolution j
sociology, political scieni Pnd economv
railt Wltn .ilmest any bov in the high"r
middle school grades and the colleges
of the Government and he will cotne near
to i-cc'rig vou into hot water on these
subjects if you are not spry lie has
read Huxley's "Evolution and Ethics,"
probably Spencer's "Studv of Socioior-
also, while Montesquieu's "The Spirit
of the Law has probably found some
part In his reading, all in the most excel
lent literary Chinese
The young China i founding its thought
on fundamentals of this character, and
although the average schoolboy s jn
terpretation is crude end unformed
still It is Stimulating him to much Of orlg
nal though! and questioning It is met
,th h rhrgtan m,,,er in ,
ho tmV)K , , ,ov JhrJ." ?'"
io an annua oi pniving on evolution as
antagonistic and opposite to Christianity
The wisest of the teachers in the Chris
tlan schools are now presenting courses
in evolution .rid somntiflo thought along
he Darwinian and Huxley lines m teach
: .....j., i. -"moil
. ii-- 1 1 1 in - nuni i inn
ese imnd the
recnnciianiiiiy of acleiiee
nth. r books
the Chinese arc
.-, ... s inn are n
lohn Rtiiprt Mile ! .,,.,
Ada Kmlth's "The Wealth of Nations'"
Mills 'On Liberty, Jenks's "Sor.iol.
ogy. Hoffden S Outlines of psychol
ogy. Meyer a "General History" la the
standard work In the modern schools
thai is teaching young China what has
lecn going "tl ill the outside world all
these years j
"I nolo Tom's Cabin" is one of the most
Dream" is "The Fairies.
Dr. Yen Fu. probably the most eminent
Scholar Ln China both in his own litera
ture and in Western learning, waa the
earliest translator, and to him is chiefly
lllle the firaise for the wonrlerfol if
1 1 he empire of much of the scholarly trans-
i nr h,,. works or so ones mnminr,. I
I S ' 'V Ka T W mentioned
r.ven in i.'nins. tne iana of students, it
; a rare combination to flnrl
a man arhn
a senolar in d Western language and also
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