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THE SUN, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER- 16, 1012,'
I LITERARY NEWS, VIEWS AND CRITICISM
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PlafrilM 1. Barclay' Nlafctraare.
Neither the superabundance of eentl
IMatality nor tho pleasant and c.iy man
nr in which she writer can save Florence
t,. Barclay' latest story. -Thu U(w
tTM (0. P. Putnam's Hons), from making
a disagreeable impression and leaving
the reader in doubt ax to what tliu author
Is driving at. A painful situation in ob
tained by artifices which strain tho read
er' credulity and are borrowed from tlie
crudest forma of melodrama, so that at
times they verge closely on the ridiculous.
The heroine, tho author's favorite superior
woman, conceals the fact that she is to
become a mother from her husband, who
k younger than herself, as is usual in
Mlsa Barclay's stories, in order that he
may not hold back from a journey to
Afrioa which his 'artistic temperament
So far so Rood. The render under
stands that the hero selfishly puts his
reputation as a writer above his obliga
tions to his wife and that his faults are
fostered by her habit of mothering him.
lie may feel some repulsion toward her
for her unnatural reticence, but the ele-
polnt and discoverable purpose, it would
have been easier reading and we do not
hink that tho value of It would have
been thereby Impaired.
Some rw Fiction.
ll In a haul load that the purveyors
of humorous tlction have to travel. The
public may Imigh with. them long after
they have need up tho vein they dis
covered, but it holds thorn as rigorously
to their stereotyped form as small children
do when they listen to fairy talcs. It
Is a rather remarkable feat to keep bright
and funny and yet not to repeat, as
Montague (Haw does, In the stories in
cluded in "Klkan l.ubllner. American
(Doublo.!ay. Page and Company.) These
arc capital: as good as any of the "Perl
mutter and Potash" tales. The material
is the same, the sharp dealings of the
Jewish clothing trade, but In all of them
thyre are tho elements of kindliness and
of human nature, which give- life to the
business tricks and to the dialect. There
is a lot of close observation, too, about
customs and racial characteristics which
will satisfy readers who care for more
than farcical fun.
A wrv well written storv of the struggle
ments of a story or character are mere jor no possession of a Western mine
at any rate. The hero, however, holding -.1.. i- found In Hov Norton's "The Plun-
Ith utricular tenacity to a prearranged ,irr- v .1 Watt nnd Company). The
schedule of travel, turns up In I.eip7lg
where ho buys a violoncello and meets a
rejected suitor of his wife, who plays a
blaokguardly trick on him, and also 11
doctor, who discovers that he has an
African fever. These facts combined
lead to a misunderstanding when he
meets his wife, which is kept up by childish
references to the 'cello as an Infant. Her
reproaches, tho fever and a supernatural
peculiarity of the instrument together
drive him out of his senses, His superior
wife having found out the truth nurses
him and at last, he is permitted to learn
that he is a father.
The extraordinary correspondence be
tween tho villain and tho wife is Inartistic;
nnot abstain from some tech
nlcHl information, but he puts life into the
conventional mining camp characters,
he gives a spirited account of the inter
vention of a walking delegato and his
superintendent or tho mine is a fine and
Invablu Tellow The love affairs are in
teresting mid the story can be read with
in "The Hest of a Had Job" (Hemlng
H. Hovell Company) Norman Duncan,
in a succession of episodes, puts before
his readers the life story or a splendid
old New round land skipper, bike most
nt lie l.ihr.idor coast it is a pretty
cruel story and the author harps on the
distressing parts In order to empluislze
PRrc. U the heroine "Miss Lady" 1 ojf
I 1 1 "J7 ' Ii,e ",nt youth teened V gMtUc
tho weird reietltlon or the past tragedy his "sermon, hut it is a story or the perils
about the 'cello has been employed or
late by Mr. do Morgan and others: the
references to people in other books of
the author lead to nothing. The several
or the sea and of pluck against all diffi
culties. The reader will enjoy the ac
count r tho old man's navigating by
cir after he has lost his sight and the
episodes, however, are told brightly nud't.,n r how the old men brought their
vividly and harrow tho reader's reelings!.,.,.!, or Msh home. The story is told in
properly, ot Miss Harclay peculiar dmect
public looks for something more from
her, somo moral lesson or some subject
to think over. Hero tho lesson about
I-, nn nntlH-llnitlt? sllOrt Story. TllB
First Church's Christmas Barrel (Thomas
v fVnwoil fnmiianvl. Carolino Abbot
A ROMANCE OF
The New Book by Alice Hegan Rice
Author of "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbafe Patch"
A dramatic picture, rich in coloring, drawn on the
broad canvas of Kentucky, America's romance land.
Quaint humor of the Mrs. Wiggs type is wnen into
a love story of unusual charm and much power.
Attractive illustration by Wright. Price fr.sj tut; pottage is cents'
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selfishness is obliterated by the foreign 1 Stanley administers a stinging rebuke
complications which make the weak but t eome mechanical form" of church
luckless hero practically blameless;, the j henovolence. It is realistic enough to
duty of forgiveness hardly needs to !n 1,-ave the reader in doubt as to whether
reached and has little application, even t,c revelations at the missionary meejing
when reinforced by Scripturalnuotations. wu laVe any lasting elTect on the mem
to the chler aclors. Wo hardly imagin-i J t Crs
that the author intended to demonstrate , Among the tales included in "Phobe.
what place is paved with good intentions, , Krttest and Cupid" by Inez Haynes Olll
even of siiucrior women, or to hold up ' .ire iHenrv Holt and Company) will
1. 1 1 r 1. I... .:-.. 1 . - . T . ... . v V
she unrcasohablo behavior of her heroin"
as a warning to others. It is a pity that
the baby, about which the whole story
turns, is not ullowed to appear in tho
book: if it had been brought on at tho
start, an it should have I wen. the author
Would probably have written a more in
.Vol Sn Very Terrible.
For along time in Mr. V. F.. Mills Young's
Story of "Orit Iawless" (John l-ano Com
pany) there is persistent intimation that
ws are to come presently upon very bold
and strange and -stirring deeds, (irit
had a reputation in South Africa for
being a fearless man. a man for desperate . rtiy improved
enterprise. Tho allusions to the ugly
scar on nis lace iinuiai , M1 nu ,h Fm" fMethuan and
be found elaborate pictures of Now York
city as seen by an enthusiastic young
woman in search of Bohemia. The author
vents her satire on other matters, the
excess of entertainments, taste In house
hold furnishings, a despicable college
flirt. I he contempt of youth for its elders.
The young people are all lively, extremely
active and steeped in slang; we nro unuble
to discern much individuality in them,
however- the girls might easily bo inter
changed and the boys. too. for that matter.
The uuthar tries to show the relation
between children and parents, but oven
here she puts the situation before the
reader nnd solves it raUier perfunctorily.
Less effort at brightness and more real
Before tne um o, ,ne .,. . I Company; George H. Doran Company)
was a Cape nolicem an k J Pf , we have a picture or Ireland as E.Oenone
immff uli rincleaderB in a native inMir- u t-
fectlon. On anearly page , 1 1 ta to m There is much hunting
read: "He cUmbed on ia co. nrade h s houl- Mp wUfc th(j
ders. aroppoa .uroug . - h. - K h , , hpir phiftIpfisneM and mettn
roof right into the midst of them, and ho K exposed. There is hardly i
kept those six armed nRB " character without some unpleasant trait,
fighting with n naked sword and his back jt ))e htmUman who ,B im.
against the mud wall. And when the , , reminine attractions. The
other chaos rushed in they declare he . ., . .,, xu hnnl
was smiling quietly and seemed to bo . provokp lauRhtBrt but it' win not be
njoytug nimseu. n , ".'"'"V, ' good naturod laughter,
about it and he never turned a hair. I o . ,rh(iro afe Ber,ous epl8odeg
simply liaan 1 leu icar. ooihuikju iu,
that anecdote regarding 1dm. It is rich
to promise. There is further encourage
ment when we actually meet Grit. Our
attention is called to his lean height.
S. Cobb's "Hack Home" (George H. Doran
Company), and many more that are
humorous. The hero in almost all of them
is a level headed old Judge, When the
author gets down to his story in each
Us muscles of iron, the set of his powerful catje ,,0 tes t cn-ec,iVcly. and some of
riwulders. bis Keen, somore, reucrut uim . ,ne 8tories are fine. Mr. Cobb, however.
1, . I . O . . . 1.... Bnp nna . . ... ....
-iiaeoTUiaDie eyra. oukhot.iwi, rH....Br.
from the circumstance that he helped
himself liberally when he was invited to
But Orit falls short of what tlie reader
will be likely to expect. He does not.
. . 1 . 'ri. .......
uuul. U . " -
vaDOUt Oi aavanuige u i""
tween him and the sljek but redoubt
able Van Bleit ia curious rather than
thrilling. "He put his eye to the biggest
crack. Van Bleit stood in his pajamas
beside the bed facing Lawless, a sealed
paoket, the sight of which gave tho
watcher a queer start, in his hand. lr
the reader does not divine that Van Bleit
knew that Lawless was looking through
the crack we shall be greatly mistaken.
Orit really was far from being subtle.
Van Bleit's very simple plot was not
too simple to be successful. "Tho next
moment something hurtled .through tho
air and fell about his Bhoulders, tighten
tag with a suddenness that pinned his
arms to his sides. The revolver flew from
his hand and simultaneously i.j 'vus
Jerked violently out of tho saddle He
fell heavily to the accompaniment of
tajleous laughter, and lying on the
raid, straining impotently at tlie cords
that held him. he realized with bitter
mortification that Karl Van Bloit had
securely lassoed him by a cowboy trick
1 was an adept in."
Qrlt admitted to Tottie, who wus a
loyal and helpful girl, that he had
tot been cautious on this occasion. He
Ud to Tottie; "Van Bleit's scored this
time. It's first game to him. But the
(rubber isn't won yet. I've merely got
my deserts for being a gullible idiot."
fiBut Van Bleit was also a noodle. "All
right," he said when Grit soon afterward
i jonfrcnted him with a pistol and ordered
jhim to hold up his hands. "Hands up,"
fwaa grit s stern word, "or, by Jnv
chooses to be reminiscent an d introduce
nearly all the stories with' descriptions
of Kentucky as it used to be, which while
well done nnd accurato do not add to
the interest The stories speak for them
selves and tlie introductions are only
The hero of Herbert Coolidce's "Pancho
McClish" (A. C. McClurg and Company,
Chicago) is a fine follow who shows marked
ability in his business or horse dealing
and in handling the various disreputable
persons who como in his way. His father
Is kind to animals, but addicted to drink.
Why the boy who tells tho story appears
is not explained. There are several
exciting episodes that are well told, but
the plot Is of the slightest. Tho object
of tlie book seems to be to denounce the
wickedness of drink and of gambling.
The Oriental tales of Wilhelm Hauff
once enjoyed a certain amount of popu
larity in translation. They belong to a
period when there was not very much
tlction in Germany and Hauff's stories,
with his rather dreary historical novel,
still hold a respectable plaes In German
literature. Tho stories have been
"adapted" by J. G. HornBteln, who adds
one of his own manufacture, and calls
them "Caravan Tales" (Frederick A.
Stokes Company), while Norman Ault
provides many excellent colored pictures
in the style of Mr, Duluc,
Tlie story of a young man who goes
to the bad and then redeems himself is
told crudely, in jerky episodes, by John
Fleming Wilson in "The Man Who
I umo Back" (Sturgis und Walton
Company). The talo of tho girl in the
Shanghai opium den, the turning point
of the stoiy, was worth telling. Tho rest
is singularly uninteresting.
or the Atcdicnl Krcord (William Wood and
Company, Now York),
The startling advance in inediea 1
cionce or recent years has brought in
its train a tremendous now vocabulary
with which the standard dictionaries or
the language havo not caught up. Kven
In the single year that has elapsed since
tho publication or tho tirst edition Dr.
Stedman has rx-en nble to collect 2,ihk)
titles, which he has added to the diction
ary. The definitions are clear and brier;
the dictionary is not an encyclovedia
'of dissertations like QuninV "Dictionary,"
but simply a lexicon that explains ade
quately and succinctly tho terms that
como up in medical practice. I'or that
reason it is fully as useful to laymen as
it is to tho prorcssion. The new edition
is from entirely new plates, so that all
errors In tho first edition have been cor
rected. Tho typography and tho whole
getupof tho book are attractive and de
signed for practical use. It makes a
brave appearance in ita bright red limp
1 earner mnaing.
Klpllna-'a Poetical Ulrnnlnaa.
There is promise of a remarkable look
which is quiokly disappointed, in "Songs
irom nooks." by Itudyard Kipling (Dou
bleday. Page and Company). No more
brilliant or striking veiv? has been writ
ten by Mr. Kipling than the sUinJis or
rragmentary lines that ho prefixed
to stories or chapters, which struck
tlie keynote for the bile that followed.
Though they were as clearly mado up
tor me occasion as tlie bits or "old wongs"
that Walter Scott used for his chanters.
they made the reader wish for the com
plete poems, and tho suggestion is made
in the preface of this volumo that these
may be found here.
Instead we find a fairly complete car
nering of verse with which Mr. Kipling
has been lavish or late years, the poenm
mat alternate with stories in nil "Puck"
books, and others glorifying British
history and empire. In between nro col
lections under the rubric "chapter head
ings" in which tho bits from tho story
books nnd the novels are herded to
gether, for the most part without change.
It may be that in a tew instances they have
been amplified slightly; we confess to
having been deterred from making a care
ful search by the prospeot of meagro
For those who wish to have the whole
of Mr. Kipling's poetio output kept apart
rrom his prose this volume renders a ser
vice. For those who already possess
his complete works it contributes very
little; chiefly a new arrangement of
material already published, more work
for the bibliographers, who can hardly
bless Mr. Kipling's vagaries in publication.
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you're dead roan," and Van lileit ad
mitted, very much as Orit had admitted
qa the previous occasion, "You ncont
tkla round." It was all quite simple
really. The doouments were recovered
that had made the blackmail powdhlo.
VMotUng occurred that was any more
Jasettins than these two encounli.rti.
There ia considerable psychological hx-
Blaaatlon of Lawless, who had once been
a soldier and a coward. We havo culled
Tottie a girl, but really shn was a young
in dlsfmim. If thnrn h;nl lioon u
Stnrlra of Krai Adtrntarr,
An account not so much of the life
as of tho work of the Itov. Frank K. Hig
gins among the lumbermen of Minne
sota has been written by Thomas I),
Whittles In "The Parish of the Pinos"
(Fleming H. Kevell Company). The
methods of the "lumlierjack'a sky pilot"
are wholly unconventional, as he makes
hi way from one camp to another, and
his services, like thoxe of most mission
aries, are applied ns freely to their tem
poral mishaps as to their spiritual wilva
tionj to saving them from drink, from
gamblers and other temptations nnd try
ing to make thera be decent men, Tho
story has "much to do with open air lifoj
it describes the work and tho life of the
lumbermen, and Incidentally tho author
tells stories of what Mr. Higgins did in
Hie officials, began to trade with the
natives. He established himself in tho
Kiknyu country, beyond the site of tho
prwiit Nairobi, ingratiated himself with
or forced himself uon native chiefs
ninsle handed, ncquired authority among
them and a practical monopoly of trade
and was finally turned out by Rritlsh
iiflirlnts. He considered himself ill treated,
probably with reason, but here, of course, '
wn havo only his own sido of tho matter.
'I lie story, however, is nut polemical:
it is merely a matter of fact account of
how he advnueed his trade and estab
lished hi 'iiithority, how he preserved!
pxneeand carried on war; a strikingly ro
mantic story of what happens to a man
in the remote arts of tho world even in
these prosaic days.
"A more intensive story is that told by
K. J. Rinlield in "My Tropic Isle" (Outing
Publishing Comimny), Tho author for
reasons of his own spent six yearn on an
island which he docs not name off the
Oucenslond oonat. There he lived in
seclusion, so that his record is not of
events hut of nature; of the sea and
animal life, and of the individual nbo
riginen with whom ho had dealings It
is n delightful lxok, full of curious olwer
vations ami ple.wml reflecticns; a book
which will appeal to the naturalists and
still more to t,hose who have had the
fancy of dreaming life away on a South
The life of the Rev. William Carpenter
ltompiiH, I). D., "first Hlshop of Athabasca,
tirst bishop of Mackenzie River, first
Uishop of Selkirk (Yukon),' which the
Itnv. II. A. Cody undertakes to relate in'
"An Apostle of the Noith" (E. P. Dutton
nnd Company), was spnt, as the list
of his sees shown, in pioneer missionary
work in the Canadian Northwest. He
proceded the advance of civilization into
tho country, and as fast as the white
population increased left the settled part
of his iliooese Tor others to look after and
himself kept to the frontier. For forty-one
years he labored, thirty-four of them as
Bishop, chiefly among the Indians and
Ksklmos; a life of constant exertion
and adventure. The author lias un
fortunately turned his book into a eulogy,
with a clearer account of the Bishop's
journeys than of the work he did, though
he could not completely obscure that.
The Rishop was a son of the Sergeant
Bompas who ia believed tn be the original
of Dickens's Sergeant Buzfuc.
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a story C. W. I,. Bulpetf edits (.Ycllride,
Nast and Company, Now York), The
author was an English loy who ran away
to sea nnd after a while turned up in
South Africa, where ho applied himself
to anything he could do. For part of the
time he seems to havo been a tramp. He
made his way to Mombasa on the East
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man who told about the lumber camps
nnd partly the later magazine writer.
The land he traversed in search of game
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"San Francisco as it nun, s n mmi
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pany. San Francisco). It is lavishly
illustrated with pictures, many of which
aro works of art. and' with maps that are
unusual and informing, n tno auinor
sings tho praise of San Francisco rather
floridly, that is to be expected, for is
not the Panama celebration to bo hold
thero? The book is no hand book to bo
carried around; Its weighti its small
quarto shape and Its artistic get up stand
in the way of that; as a book to read and
as a book to refer to its value is very high.
Thoug'. it bears tho Imprimatur of the
Hon. John Rarrett "Through South
America," by Harry Weston Van Dyko
(Thomas Y. Crowell fompany), Is a super
llclal book that conveys little now infor
mation. A third of tho ton iwgcs is taken
up with the stereotyped historical sum
mary that precedes nearly every book
on .South America. Surely by this time
it m. be taken for granted that read
ers know that Columbusi discovered
America and that Simon Rolivnr was
tho liberator of the southern part of the
continent, The rest of tho volumo is
taken up with brief surveys of the ma
terial resources and possibilities of the
several South American republics. The
book is illustrated,
Tho annual circumnavigation of the
globe by the steamship Cleveland will
become a puuiio nuisance, ir every pas
songer who takes tho trip insists on writ
ing a volumo describing it. Tho voyage
I nude in IBll-IDl'J is described by Edgar
Allen Forbes in "Twice Around thu World"
I Fleming H Ucvell. Company). 'Hie au-
The wrapper about the book is tastefully
and characteristically adorned with the
labels of the hotels visited. There are
many snapshot photographs.
Art In Various Form.
Much interesting information which
it is difficult to find in handbooks is jum
bled together in George Leland Hunter's
"Tapestries. Their Origin, Hlbtory and
Renaissance (John Lane Company).
Tho author makes the fatal blunder of
regarding Ids subject from the point of
view of the collector and the salesroom;
he interrupts the historical account ills
reader is following to tell what prices
a piece of tapestry has brought or in
whose, collection it is to be found now.
He seems to bo more impressed by the
fact that collectors care for tapestry
now than by the artistio qualities in the
tapestries and thoir manufacture. With
some trouble, however, which a little sys
tem would have obviated, tho reader
may obtain from the book the facts that
are of imixirtanpe. The Itook is illus
trated with many tine illustrations, a few
of them in color.
To the useful series of books in Ameri
can art galleries that L. C. Page and Com
pany of Roston are publishing Helen
W. Henderson has added an interestini;
volume on "The Art Treasures or Wash
ington." The author wastes valuable',
space in descriptions of the city mid in ap
preciations of many artists, but she docs
take her readers through the valuabl
if heterogeneous, contents or the Cor
coran Gallery, the National Art ("alien-,
some portions or the. Smithsonian Insti
tution museum, the Capitol und other
publio buildings. The donations or re
cent years have given importance to tlvi
Washington collections, particularly in
respect to American painting nnd sculp
ture. There aro ninny interesting illus
trations. Tho European Galleries series is in
creased by Charles C Heyl's "The Art
of the Utlizi Palace and the Florentin )
Academy" (I,. C, Ige nnd Company).
Tho author is too ambitious in endeavor
ing to construct a history or Itallun art.
drawing examples from tho Florentine
collections he describes, and is hampered
besides by the fact that the I'ittl IMlacu
collection has been described In another
volume of the series, They are wonderful
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