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THE SUN, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1912.
LITERARY NEWS, VIEWS AND CRITICISM
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NEW BOOKS.
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(lrn Klttubeth.
Mr. H. n. Unlley'n story of "The Iionely
Queen" ((liHirgi II. Doraii Company)
la full of gllttirlti entertainment. On
thn pa In co lawn n lit tin tfirl with red hair
not up .i Hcnnt of womlen minikin ami
knorkt'il tliom over wilJi Imltt from h(r
rrniwlmw, I rut wm tlm ttKiutilliK of tlm
pnciotH iIiivh and of tin' Ktcdt Kllnlieth.
The ctumpv ilrnli woman with tlia Hour
face and without i-ynbrown wan hor "later
Marv. di'tind lo bo nuiiKullmry. Tho
nlckly httl. liny with llio ft-elilrt leg wan
hor hrolliur IMwuid 'I hit lur orunnon
iiiati K"ttliiK out uf tlit liurgo at the rlvr
tele wan )ur fntlur, King Ht'liry VIII ,
who hud at that time attaim-d to lit fourth
rlfn
Klir-ibnth, bohlml a heel Re . saw her
father wooing Cjlliurine Howard In the
garden. Thn KiiiR'n crimson velvet coat
had diamond button Hi' ermine cup
had a clanp of gold and hU Hwollen lK
and feot were di-conno-l with gold work.
He laid hia fat liaud on Catherine ' shoul
cUrandsahl, "Ha, weetlng'' '1 he nophU
tlcatcd young lady affected to oppono him.
but he noon put an end to that MitmetMe
Ho gruffly ordered her to be affectionate.
"He jorked up her face. She grow Ht ill.
Khe looked lit him and her lip trembled
into a amilo. The King crtwhed her
gainst him and kised her llercely. Who
clung to him ." Kllabel h found out about
Catherine and Mr. Culpepper, hlie thought
audi an affair unni'tvsaiy iind fooliwh.
Sheeald Impatiently to Cutlurine: "What
do you want with any man? You are
Queen." Hut the eennihlo child could not
aavo tht f ri voloim ladv. Admiral Seymour
came trampling In with dome yeomen of
the guard nud Catharine u carried away.
It It waa a difficult tltnn for Klirabeth
when King Philip of Spain cutne over to
be Queen Mary' husband. A very ex
ulting part of the story tollsof theSpanWh
attempts to make way with her by dagger,
poUon nnd fire. She won greutly indebted
to those bold Devonshire marinori. Coffin
and Hawkins. She might hue helped
to get the nufortunate Coflin out of the
Duke of Alva's clutches, but she was more
willing to receive favors than to do them.
Strange that the should )me liked to
breakfast in bed on enUou pattry and
beer. A crowded and fulfilling story.
In the Merry Ilrlgn.
Mr. Charles Major's story of " I he
Touchstone of Fortune" (the Macinillan
Company) purports to be told by Ilaron
Ned Clyde, attached to the court of King
Charles II. That the Karon was a brave
man and a cool hand it. shown by the ac
count of how he insulted George Hamil
ton, who was the bst fencer in Europe.
The beautiful Francos Jennings, who had
not yet married Dick Talbot, Duke of
Tyrconnel, was In love with George nnd
was clandestinely out walking with him
when Clyde, who was the lady's cousin,
surprised the pair. Th Baron addressed
Frances. Said he: "Master Hamilton
la one of thn most disreputable men at
court. Ho is penniless, which is no small
falling in itself. 'Ilierefore he lives bv
gambling, which might bo excusable If
lie did not cheat. If one would thrive by
cards and dice ono must )e a thief,"
Her Hamilton mode a movement in
dicating anger, but immediately le
tralned himself and requested the Baron
to proceed. The latter bowed and smiled
and went on. "Master Hamilton and his
friends." h said, "live by cheating at
cards and other game in a manner to
make all deecnt men avoid play with them.
Thev pluck strangers and feather their
purses from new gee who do not know
their methods. They also derive con
siderable revenue from passe women who
have more wealth than beauty, are more
brazen than modest and more generous
than chasUi "
It was a monstrous scarification, polite
but uncommonly mordant At the end
of it George said: "I am sotty to say it
is true, Mistress Jennings, true in every
word." He bowed his head. After a
long silence he said: "Baron Ned, I ran
nlznost find it In my heart to thank you
for having done your duty so bravely,
I have known for sometime that I am not
fit to be this lady's companion and that
1 have no right to seek her friendship."
The gentlemen shook hands, George
reformed from that hour. Ho is thehero
of the story next to Baron Ned. He mar
ried Frances. It does not appear from
the tale that Frances married Tyrconnel
at nil.
The story telto how the Duke of Mon
mouth, King Charles's natural son, did
n highway robbery and murder; it makes
the Duke out such a monstrously wicked
fiprson t hat the reader will he sure to think
that the young man's unliappy fate when
his uncle James had come to le King was
uo more than he deserved. It w told
also in the story how the reformed Ham
ilton disguised himself us a Quaker unci
printed libels of the King in a room with
it movable floor that ran up and down,
affording thus a rare moans of conceal
ment and escape; how Frances and Nell
Gwynn while dining somowhiit flagrantly
In the Old Swan Tavern were beset by
threi drunken soldiori, who wanted to
lilsa thorn; how Baron Ned fell so much
In lovo with Betty Piokoring, the tavern
keeper's daughter, that at last ho sold his
title and married hor; how Ully the as
trologer rmrformed hi wonders; how
1'mncen was abducted by the King and
how Betty in male nttlre went along with
the young men when they resound her;
how clover Frances, as well as the King,
made money by the treacherous sale of
Dunkirk , and how as Francos wns escaping
from the King's closet the King purrued
her down the secret stairway so ardently
that he fell into the river.
The story is vory eventful and readable,
We wonder If Clwrliw II. nully did liave
yellow fang,
A ntsriisstnn of College Norlrtlm.
Hard as it h for old grmluatento under
stand, college changK more than tlm
students who frecim-nt tii.m ' , yui
of President lliulley with its building of
marble .mil stoim, i not tlm Vale o Vi,
cey and I'o'ier. with tlm brick tow and
the Chapel htn-nt .ince, and New Haven
ih no longer the "( ity of Cm," a Mi
Otten JiihiiMin bhuwM in "Siuvei at nn"
fl'reilerlck A. Stokes Company) Vale
men w op..n irm book, hoping to learn
,,ll(" 'I li.iligeH ate. but they will bo
disappointed, lor the author, 1I10112I1 Im
iiw l.imillar place n.nn.., p.iinH neither
nl" u. ir any oii,.i uniwiMty Jiiht as
olii" men imici c.utttiow thu'ir colleges,
"(hers wiuiiot mitlix,. t, pM.purutory
liool llllll It I (hn IIIIPICH Of t. , ,
nbfi t wlnih he Im. 'sullen m, mu,.,
"" """U Ml '"hllH.ll in hi. lolley.;
hi i ty
That many bry, even In the... matter
I of foot days, choose their friends and
association deliberately, with a view
to personal exaltation and soolal success,
we find it hard to believe. Home such
schemers are found In every class; It
may Im too that the preparatory school
furnish the larger proportion of them
owing to their close connection with tho
collegu. They uan form but a small
proportion of the class, however, and
it Is hardly fair to Vale lo make them hold
the stage so iuuc.li um tho author doe.
'I he hero Is a pt ig, at) amusing one tto
long us Mr. Johnson meant that he shall
be priggish; a pretty dieary one when he
make him wake up and reform. Ho
remains u schoolboy to the end. Tlm
tlrst part or the book. Including a very
elaborate description of football training
and a. haul fought game, does not vary
greatly from the otdiuary tales of school
and college life. The last part Is devoted
to a discussion of both sides of tho ques
tion of societies and their Influence on
student life.
That seems a somewhat aeademlo and
epherneial subject to Introduce Into
lift Ion The society nuisance has spread
eu'ti to the kindergarten and Is annoying
school principal us well as college facul
ties. There in much innocuous foolish
ness and waste or time about It, and
occasionally a serious utilise tliat culls
for interference, but outside of whool
circles It can hardly be taken ua seriously
as Mr. Johnson would have us do Social
distinctions and exclusive sets have ex
isted over since there were colleges in
the United States, the first Harvard lists
of students were arranged according to
the social standing of the boys' parents.
and It seems childish to put the blame on
college societies, secret or open.
At all events, wo take it that Mr John
sou's story is intended for the general
public 'and not us a boys' book. From
that point of view it mint be criticised
as dealing with a matter of trivial Im
portance, as being unfair to xale and a
being pretty dull.
Mr. Chambers' Latest.
To Mr. Robert W. Chamber we are
Indebted, though It seems long ago, for
some really artistic and promising tales.
and more recently for pleasant hours of
light nonsense. Of late, however, appar
ently feeling sure of his audience, he has
given up taking pains with his work, and
"Japonette," which it seems is also called
"The Turning Point" (Apptetous), is the
poorest book by him that we have seen
Ho engages the reader's attention at the
start as usual by an Ingenious and amusing
complication that tangles up a young
man with two attractive girls; we feel
that he Is in his best vein of fooling. If
the interest flags after he has launched
them on the queer career that is to ex
tricute them from their difficulties, we
can put up with it for a while in spite of
the surfeit of Jove making.
The story keeps dragging more and
more, however, the sprightly chatter
seems devoid of point though it fills space,
tho young women are smirched needlessly
by a past association with the Nevada
divorce colony, while the stupidity and
vulgarity of the gross insult to which the
heroine is subjected are Inexcusable.
What society Mr. Chambers Intends to
desorilies he perhaps con tell. The
illustration by Mr. C, D Gibson are pretty
In hi manner and devoid of character.
Itesltsm by Two Women.
In spite of the strenuously modern style
Edna Ferlier has chosen In telling the
stories she calls "Buttered Side Down"
(Frederick A. Stokes Company) they show
unusual talent and insight and refresh
ing optimism. They are sketches of
"mean" people, shopgirls, waiters, clerk
and so on, and the speak tho extremo
dialeot tliat i tho fashion now. Few of
them are love stories, and even there
love Is not the chief point; they tell of
comradeship, queer nets of kindness,
simple bits of helpfulne.. The people
stand out alive. Tho author, unfortu
nately, follows Bome noted model in
employing startling and oTc-sivo em
phasis and the street language of the day.
These are undoubtedly effective for the
moment, and will do for stories that do
not last longer than the number of the
newspaper or maguzine In which they
are printed Even O. Honry, however,
will call for a glossary in a year or two;
so will this book, which has in It matter
of permanent value,
A thoroughly charming book has been
written by Julie D. Dragoumis in 'Tales
of a Greek Island" (Houghton, Mifflin
Company). Though the sketches can stand
by themselves they really rrlake ono story.
It describes tho dally life and thoughts
of the Greek peasants; they are wretchedly
poor, but hard working, resigned and hon
orable. The descriptions of nature nnd
character are beautiful; the simple stories
are touching und the reader will feel
affection nnd respect for these real
Greeks, who are not the brilliant and
fickle Hellene of nntlquity or the cheap
imitations of French civilization of mod
ern Athens,
Much Lesser Shawa.
There I one good and amusinc storv In
Mr Gilbert K. Clieterton "Manallvo"
(John Latin Company), in which he applies
his versatility to demonstrating how
much cleverer thnn Mr Bernard Shnw lm
can bo in Mr Shaw' own in inner. Thn
hero's holding tho wird.ni of tho collegn
to carry out in practice the principle ho
professes is legitlmite and e'xlravno-int
fun. Th etperi'-nceil reader willncoui-
escn in tho whimsicality or the introduc
tion, for he will rncogiiiii that Mr. Ches
terton intends to l sprightly and sa'ci.
tic; lie will appreciate tlm pithos that en
dow tlm fat hero with tlm physical agility
of hi mind and plrit, he will note the in
ability to break with tho conventions of
British farce nnd feel th U Mr. Cliterton
might study hi Am-rican mo M more
clo-i'ly, It I rather unfair of the author,
however, after lm has cornered his heaier,
o lecture him at great length on marnago
and the home and tho liberty of tlm in
dividual and what not in hi corrme.itlng
stvle Mr Ch'f,l.fton'- philosophy I or
tlm bvdropl um order It skim tlm sur
tnce anil flop In rough water
Munv etenllent bits of wot It in H Ma
c.iulay's " lews and Vagabonds" (Henry
Holt and Company) arouse regret that
tlm book should bo top heavy with satiin
on sociology Tho incidents are related
with vl Illness, the opening scene in tlm
blacksmith's shop is capital, thn working
girl wife Is human and alive, ho is the
consiinipt i n auurchist ; there are amusing
possibilities in tho kind hearted flighty
eouplo who not solely on impulse, und
many other characters are sketched
firmly enough lo Hiifllco for any story
'I he iiuthoi, however, has no story to
loll In Mi Shaw's wildest divagations
the train of thought can always bo lol
lowcd, Here the actors do ocentrio
things, which are Intended to show the
absurdity of putting Into practice socio
logical Ideas, but there is no particular
reason for their actions and tho conse
quimoes are bv no means logical. Obsti
nacy Is tho one quality the hero retains,
while Ills gushing cousin Is a boro con
sistently. Less sarcasm and u story
more clearly thought out would have
attained the author's object better, If
he Iind an objeot.
Adventure,
In the tlrst half of "The Bandbox"
(Little, Brown ami Comtianvi Mr. Louis
Joseph Vuncn has written a capital
mystery story. It has to do simply with
tho smuggling and loss of a valuable
necklace, but it keeps tho reader holding
hi breath till the necklace is landed In
New Vork, Then the author's art und
orlgluulity give out. Tho subsequent
adventures in the ohaso for tho missing
artlolo are like those in other books or
the kind and are put together clumsily
Tho breuk or the hero with the woman
who has deceived him is worked up
capltullv, but tho reader is quite unpre
pared for hi perfunctory attachment to
another
A tale of u hunt for the treasure of the
Inoas Is told by Mr. II. II. Marriott
Watson in The Big Fish" (Little. Brown
and Company) Tho unction sale und the
complication that lead to the hero and
his friend euteiiug on the udventiuu
are. ingenious. With their arrival in
Peru the story turn to much brutal
linlln I. m . . Al.. 1 ft
-I.I.UU ..y erj- moroiigii scoundrels, a
demoiHtiatlon that theie u no honor
among thteto and n succession or un
likely exploit 'I he author does not hesi
tate to heap horror on horror, but hi
story i essentially u inun' story, and It
is spoiled by the intruion o! young
women and u wholly conventional uiatn
monlul conclusion. The ubolute bad
ness of tho rascals deserved mote aititic
hati.lllng.but the stoi v I r idable enough.
Home New l-lctloii.
A new element U bmnirhi Into iimi.
and a refreshing contribution to fetninui
psychology is made bv Juliet Wilbor
Tompkins iu "Pleasures and Palaces"
(Double luy. Page and Company). The
proximity of the heart to tlm stomach
has hitherto applied only to the grosser
sex; hero we find the confession that tho
same juxtaposition of the organ is true
of more ethereal beings also. An inde
pendent young woman brought up in the
rush of foreign tinvel and hotel life must
Ik taught the value of homo lire .She U
thrown in contact with a young man by
trivial accidents as delightfully ubsiird
and unconventional a. any devised by
Mr Chamber for a beginning to hi
stories; ho call cook and she cannot, and
thus love creeps in With the increase
of her domestic capacity her passion
grows, and its culmination i combined
with an exhibition of her culinarv accom
plishments. It is a pretty and 'amusing
tale, rrom which young housewives mav
derive some userul hints us well a enter
tainment. It I either a surprising reversion
to type 'or a sign or threatened re
turn to the Victorian crinoline fashions'
that the readei will find in The Ke.il
Mr. Holyer." by K. M. Channon (Double
day. Page and Company). The accom
plished, well born, persecuted voung gov
erness, her vulg.ii, rich "employer.
luoir rune cnnaron. her winning tlm
affection of the desirable young man
from the flashy daughter, of the house
the secret marriage, her noble demeanor
m adversity ond disgrace, the reelutipn
that he is of high degree it teems haul
to believe that this should be offered a
a new novel in the twentieth .-..., to.,-
The stoty is us common n M, ,,...,, ri
toria's had on the coins and nostiice
stamp. It may have been gome, on with
changed name for sixty years m tho
British family mngu7ine. it may be pub
lished now in America a a histon,...!
document, for fear lest we forget
A romantic) tale, in which Mary V.
Waller sought to combine a nicturo nf i,'..
natives and the pocullantie of the two
island counties of M,u.sachuetts with
somo of the adventure or tlm .. : ....u
lished in a new edition by her new pub-
iiner, Mine, iwown and (Vimiumv
with a revised title. -Sanm. rf n, m'! '., '
Town " It is nn interesting nn,t ....- !
able story that can hold its own with nil.
season's fiction.
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A Kellglous CvrlopaMlH, Completed. i
will, roinn. vti i .
VWtu xolume XII., now before us. "'the'
new Schaff-Herzog laicyclopindla of H.
..
ngious Knowledge" (Kunk and WnenulU
Company), which has been in hand for
over eight years, under the editorial
siiorvision of I)r Samuel Macaulev
Jackson and Oeorge William fiilmore
now complete. We are told that the a.-lta
page contain Sl.tco articles. Some of
these aro short treatise on important
subject; others brief nnd concise state
ments of fact. In the selection of biog
raphies living men of eminence hao been
included.
The encyoJopredin is useful in itoir nnd
will be invaluable to all Protestant theo
logians. Iho isiitorial board has con
tained from tho hturt distinguished
scholars representing nil Piotestant sects,
and caro has len taken to set down tho
facts rairly. without bias. 'Iho book is
based on a standard German work, which
acoounta for tho large uumlor or articles
contributed by German professors and
divines; these, however, a in the original
adaptation made by Dr. SchafT, have
been supplemented by many contribu-
tions by English and American authori-
ties. It is tho latest nnd mot complete
compendium of religious thought nnd
information for tho use of Protestants
that has appeared, und is not likely to bo
supplanted for many years.
Book of Prartlral Information.
While tastes may well differ regarding
tho choice made of "One Hundred Muster
Pieces," by the latoJnhli Im I'argo (Doublo
duy, Pago und Company), und tho sub
jects on which ho c omiueiited uro limited
Bell and Wing
By FREDERICK FANNING AYER
AbiorbitiB, astounding, inspiring, liaffling. London Academy,
Power ami originality. Cork Examiner.
A gre.'it work. Hnstan Herald.
Marks of genius constantly. Froy litccrd.
A wealth of ideas. Boston Transcript.
Genuine aspiration ami power. Occult Review, England.
Near the stars. Portland Oreqonian.
A Intituling fertility. ttronitn Times.
A striking bonk of verse lloslon Post.
O. P. PUTNAM'S SONS, Publishers, N. Y. Price S2.M
FRAN
A New Novel by John Breckenridge Ellis
A YOUNG girl arrives at night at the home of the
man who is really her father, but who had not
known of her existence. By the strength of her
secret she forces him to take her into his household
because she "wants to belone to somebody."
Once established she undertakes to set right a situa
tion intense in its possibilities. This girl, Fran, is the
charm of an extraordinary book; a girl, whimsical,
quaint, and shrewd, with a wonderful smile, the highest
courage, and a great longing for home and love.
You can't really describe Fran any more than you
can describe your best friend. She comes so close, it
so human, that cold analysis is impossible.
UUrt4
ir JCmr
THE HOHHS-Mf.KKIU.
Ills iew -ire those of an artist and the
pel feet ions to which he call attention uro
those that upimul to a painter He wroto
for the guneral public, so that hi chapters
will give the intelligent rvuder to compare
hi own views, haeil on broad o-sthetio
principles, with tho of the man whose
interest I in tlw technical execution
of the worK and the composition. Thj
picture, which aro reproduced in the
hamlsome volume, are nil important,
cen th Kuboti allegories which till
so much space iu tho Louvre.
A complete and thorough manual of
'Photography " eJitoJ by Hjnry P.
Mas'uell, lias betn added to "Tho Concisa
Knowledge Library." published by Hutch
inson and Compauy ( Doubled ly. Page
and Company l. It i tho work of miny
comiH'teut hand; it give the history of
the art, the optic and chemistry tliat
apply to it. an outline of pictorial com
position anil full inform it ion atsiut the
technical detail, camera, lonsct., plates.
exposure, tho various processes, tho
, i . , . , . , , ,.
different forms of photography, ncluding
color and moving picture, and the mode
of printing. It I a liritish product and
little attention Is paid to wiut guo on
outside of Ureal llrituin. though reference
to th outer world i made at times.
Theie are many excellent illustrative
picture. The booh is u really helpful
guide to thwe who wish to le-irn to photo
graph. . ...
uland Iran-
In writing "A llmory of
portation and Communication tn Eng
land (K P Outtnn and Company) Mr
Kdwin A Pratt manage to be interetiiig
ns well as instructive on what might easily
ho n pretty dry subject, a rare nie-it In u
liritish "popular" book He begin with
the early days, tell of the tlmei when
f freight went in carls and pai-enger iu
coaches, of the effort lo use the rivers
and build canal and is nearly half way
through his book before he comes to rail-
load He describes their development
in broad line and finds room to deal at tlm
end with electric traction nnd motors
He i clear and direct throughout and ,
I makes a difficult and important subject
easily comprehensible to laymen.
A useful little handbook, which will be
welcome to the amateur astronomer, is
Mr. Albert Ross Pnrsons's "The Itoad Map
of tho Stars." which comes in twofold
shape from Mitchell Kennerley. In one
wehnven lirge chart mounted on canvass
! of the stars in tho northern hemisphere;
iu the other, a little hook, the northern
.heavens are divided up into fortv-eicht
,",Bm,'n','. Paul w
the constellation
(marked distinctly, andl accompanied bv
!. - . """'.") .
conciso information
about astronomical
termsjand the mean of finding htnrs and
-nstellations on the maps.
An interesting historical account of
hnglish Secular Kmbrnidery" has been
it,e" hf . Jourdaln (K P. Ihitton and
Company). It begin with the Saxons
nj ..a. i.i, ,i, u,,mr.i.u ..t .i ...
iiiiii i.iivin niin i(i' ntiiinirin ui I ill' iL'Ma
teentli century The illustratlonsnretnatiy
and interesting; they show the artistic
effort more, perhaps, than the stitches or
the technical means of producing the
work. The author quotes freely from the
early literature The book, we fancy,
has greater value for the antiquarian,
and possibly the collector, than for tho
expert in needlework
Foreign Paris.
A sincere book, as matter of fact in its
wav as "Thn Innocents Aluoad." thmxrh I
without tho humor, has lieen written by
Mi. Arthur Copping In "A Journalist in
tho Holy Land" (Fleming H. Revolt Com
pany. 'Iho author restricta himself to
Ills j ersonal experience and impressions;
ho start. with Egypt, tells nil the little
things that happen to him, leaves out all
guidebook information or history or
Bible lore, but does not hide the knowledge
that any iutellignet person must have
I "' ,he PInotH he visits. On reaohtng
i ',",,,f,tlno he ,not n,s brother, the artist,
nnd ,,,oy ,nive"w' " horseback with
' native guides. They saw a good deal
i of Palestine, and Jerusalem takes up only
n small part of the book. It Is a pleasant
account, often trivial, but recording
, honest impressions of peoplo nnd places.
If the black and white pictures are by Mr.
Harold Copping he handles his pencil very
differently from his brush; the colored
pictures uro rough impressions generally
and somo are very good.
In "Isviflets from Italy. (O. P. Putnam's
Sons) we h.ivo a memorial volume to the ,
author, 1. Mitallne urumpton, .edited
At a,' Btlitl'irt
ffl.t $1 JJm,l
by her sitter, Margaret I.. C. Nicola. The
book Is made up mainly or a sympathetic
kketch of Ravenna, with the histories o!
tho hrupres (lalla Plucidiii and or St.
Monica, tho mother or Augustine. It is
careful woik. written gracefully. A brier
account of the establishment of the culll
or Cybele at Home and n pleasant descrip
tion of Genoa complete tho book. The
little volumo la unpretentious and twar
witness to thn author's lovo for Italv.
the
A Biologist In Mar.
In a brilliant essay, written
rith
lucidity and close reasoning that makes
the reading of his books n pleasure,
I'ror Vernon Lyuinn Kellogg of tho
I .eland Stanford Junior University under
takes in "Beyond Wur" to demonstrate
from the basis of evolution that war Is
coming to an end. In leading up to tho
point he goe over the whole ground
of pliniitive anthropology in a manner
so clear and interesting that it should
i mane ins nine hook iiio regular Hiiro-
,,,.,. U) , H(?ipnw Whe1 he rcnr,w,
homo tMipiens, however, and his doiuga
tliougli lie makes nu effective plea, we
feir that Prof. Kellogg chiefly demon
strates that the evolutionist, like tho
theologian, may In 1st thn facts to suit
his mode of thiuking. His evolutionary
1 ploi Is well worth considering all tho
mine; It is possible that in spite of coal
' "trlhos and other struggle lietween
i,i,n, nii ,ni,ni in .., m-.i
(1st mid yellow crils and Mr. Kooaevelt,
who is reproved bv the author, a geo
logical poriisi or two may bung lasting
univorsil peace to man
We regiet that Prof. Kellogg, with all
his dear tejsoning and excellent Knglish,
is tempted, apparently by the desire to
condense, into using abominable verb
form like to voice and to guise. If he
had turned to his Iitin dictionary, too.
we imagine that ho would not have called
, Ul comlnR ,nan Ilomo BUperiorSf
Hut
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