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THE SUN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1913.
LITERARY NEWS, VIEWS AND CRITICISM
A Talc of Ctivllsli India,
In Irene Bum's story of "The t'n
known ste. t m.i'i" i I'reiitnno hi
who was heiiutlf.il !
road of i: -' I in"
ntul mart-mi in: l li ! In India. Iler
husband Din I .mm. in the civilian
i-crvlce. "Ii.nl n straight nose, romantic
ilark eyes it ml a eiilllelont Income" She
was liiMt o il nf M-liM'il when they were
liiiirrleil .''In' .'iiloii'il htm ntul felt that
midline was w.mtint.- on her ilepartme
for lmlla nltli n -on' itisfvlng trous
seau." Hut h' v.. is a busy man In India,
nnd she nhlinii.d loneliness, ami so we
tlml lier nva'lui: lorotf of the com
I minus' i nf Stiitilforth, who
had lnci,tiatin!i i.r her society mul wius
blessed with lc.Hiire
As regards the appearance ot the
Caplnin. tl is t-i h" reiul that he wax
tvplen I! ' was l'in ntul brown, like
Malors are I
stnutet .in.) i '..lo tie Is tu-aln an thin, but 1
yellow I. i.itbiT than brown ' -ii.il-j
tern lie- p.n'. T' e (hln ..trail of dipt I
Ptnnlf'Vfi b" tii-t streaked los tan1
with a e ini'iecMinltu; nor iiii'ippre. I
,,.,i .i ,-,1, in., iw.,,,tifiiv i
tiimilrln. I I. . ii , t oi-r -ill' cult ;i'tinil
( t .r i .1,...' it i ...n, i
"well i. i.'t'i 1" slliltlv brushed, we
presume, not i ut-rv combed II1" doc
was n f" iii'le. not a halfbt ee, Mm k j
nnd tan Ti
pospd t"- " .1
her tinu I -n .
The l-i I. w:
contld- r. l I.
i .i was so well il's
M. l.-itlt: tluit be Melted '
n i . stalk mantrer. I
. . .rr loii. nlthouch he i
t' in love." Tho Cap-.
tain tl .d I' Ml tl i tl" I to be "-.lie devout
loer wti. iit undue or uticomfnt table
wartnt' lY'iwn'.nir lias plnars to lit
"Uqhtl A op Ocable to this case
e'it iiinte: "No least line
v ul'iiut warrant " The pair
i' n ipii.-t pla-es w.th "hands
. I tee ami then a kiss wn
' . li a- ii;i"k." All seemed
Hut fe ta I'errlhy
Jndia S! had been strlctlv reared
In n I.ii' I'.nsh.re rectory. Capt. Stanl
f.irt'i i m i.i.ineii with obvinns sincerity
"A u:' ' What a lmrrld niilranri'"'
Kevei- I-. icss Mi- l.ann was disturbed
She s. w in .in.-.rlnotlon "an l-'ncllsli
complr !'-n of Is " She felt the danuer
of an riti inline yoinc jierson "She
watched her usurp tli" elder woman's
meed -t ndmirot'on Ke bad seen It I
happen of;n dvot.on tran-ferred
ln n w-. fr..m a matute woman to
some pr-M pink and white Idiocy ,
new'v ni rived bv the mall." She bad
reason fr hei apprehensions- Cel'a had '
been mi st caiefu!l reared, hut she '
was terri'i e Her p.s.dhlllt!e.s may bo
Jildgii from whn she snlil to a lady ,
Jn the r.ill'ond tra'n running out of
Itomba- "I want." sh" declared to tho
lady "'.'Trie one to love me pas'onatey,
like t' . do In book", and crush my'
..... . . ...I
snrini. ii k I'vio in ins nii:iKr iiviiri
Mi spot niis-ur-iiy. Mie nan re.ni sucn
Fentitijenis and s.ich expivssions In
some si, .'en m
ttes. Mut she meant
whnt she sum.
She had startlln
reader may wonder that she came out i
as well as she did A number nf the
iharacters in the sinry have their eves
opened T'i v w-eio prettv blind at llrst
The picture of lnd'1 Is Interest ng.
It has p.entv of surprises
" -"y. niains a boy; many of tho otber char-'cnnni. the swond half contains a care-
It Is the fate of nearly all grea acters are pleasing or entertaining, such ful and Instructive account of the hls
geographical explorers that the Impor-jas th" philosophic showman, his daugh- tory of the Isthmus. The liook Is Ulus
tance of their discoveries overshadows tor. the horse dealer, the pretty girt with ' trated with many photographs and
that ..f the manner tn which "thov ' the hothouse training, and above ..11 tho with maps.
were made. nnd that. In thece days of
the rapid transni'ss,,n of news, the
eouenllnl in. I I n t ere-i 1 n e imrta .if tlie'r
.torle are made pub'lc long before the1 "nee drawn, however, they do not de- I At the head of the small band of Aus-cxpl.i-er
have time, to write and to I velop. though the action of the story trallan poets stands Adam Lindsay CJor
puhlish th.-:r lw..,is Whm these ap- covers rainy ear. There are fine don. and Justly, for though he was edu
pear tvi se..m like old stories to read- scenes too. like the Interview between , cated In Knglnnd he wrote his verne. In
ers n' t,rr generation, thev are read the abandoned wife and the woman who the pioneer days of Australia and struck
s.,a v i v specla'tsts and laid aside as j has ousted her the lov episodes, the note that differed from thoo of mod-reenrds-
t . be revive, when a later gen-1 ''"s of country life, the sporting epl- ern humdrum respectability. A col--,v!
i whlc'i has not read these news- ' "odes, the brutal prizefight and the rest, lected edition of "Tfie Poem of Adam
I - 1 1 1..,. 'PI... n,,tVi,e T InJu.x. t mJt , . . .. ,
urn" t" them to learn what was
nehl,'eil Some nf these accounts have
been s jejune as to disappoint ail ex
prct.T on Cipt. Itoild Amunds-n.
howeer. 'n the two portlv volumes In
which lie lei's of hs clash to "The South
Vnp i.lihn Murray. Lee Keeillcl:, New
Yorki hi.s stiereeiled in writing a bril
1 ant vnrv of aihenture, which is not
onlv esjclf.nc In lise'f hut also contains
rt mn materia', which the news-gaihei-i
rs ia' e passed oer.
The reason fo' this Is prohnhly the
hum- wa in which the bonk was writ
ten 'apt Mnuiidsen tel'.s hs story
na"ir'iilv and without llternrv effort . he
seems line ef- out very little tliat
) ippereil The resu't is that a great
urn' t-,! is ,,f h.uirin Interest, though
it m.i he of slight Importance ln
's..f ! reta.ne.l. Tie reader gets to
fallow the members of the expeil thitl
,nd the l..irf. as frl'enil-an l follows with
care wha' happens lo each. Capt
A.munisen -s lioera. w.th his praise and
tin trac e of le.ilous.v of nny kind ap
pears wlib rigat-,1 tu hlseown men At
the start there -s a bilef summary of
Antarctic poratlon. which the trans
lator has condensed liullcioiisly, fol
lowed bv an account of the preparations
which mlu-h' also have been condensed
n little Then the leader emlnrks with
the exposition and foi.ows Its rxper
b ni es dav lc. day from Norway to
Mndeira thence to the Antarctic, where
Amundsen makes bis dnsh south, Lieut
I'restrnd explores the barrier tn King
Kdwuid VII. land .ind Lieut Nllsen
tikes tlie Cram nuav to examine the
oi ean depths.
tininilsen was more fortunate in his
ndMince south than were the discoverers
' the north pole. In that he soon met
i range of moun'aliiH. to which he gave
names This bleaks the monotony f
the la:'v sledge Joiinieva, for a name,
however unknown, .seems something
ir.ore tanglb'e than a mere sluleinent
of degrees and minute. The broken
untry too gave morn variety lo the
record of each day's work, and the
tragedy of the dogs keeps the reader's
emotions stirred. It Is a fine tale of
human p.iu-k nnd endurance too, and
munisen does full Justice to his bravo
S' andliia clan companions.
Into the matter of the othlcs of ex-I'o-atioii
we cannot enter. Capt
Amind'en asserts that before starting
fi on Norway, on receiving the news
s.-i Hie north pole had been reached
! ileierniltieil to make a dash for the
t..uih iio.e mi the chance of antlclpat
ii y c.ip: Si ..m He kept his plan to
t.!;-" f f ii f ir that his backers would
tvid i II'- fi It suio that they would
no louver juppo!t him In his Arctic
m ntuic ur. i -i somethingpinrtllngwere
done Tin one thing that he could try
that wnu'jl a 'coiiiihsh his ohject was
to get to i he k eith ni1'1' first. It was
the plan of a pi a ti.-al man of action
saIioso hffitt wih set nn attaining n
definite object, and while onsulsts may
aan ta tUacuaa the caflo, tow men, wa
fancy will be ready to cent a slone
. at him.
, line unpleasant revelation appears In
the book The Frum met both the Terra
i.Vm,i f ('apt. Scott's expedition and
the Japanese Antarctic party. While
''" addressed each ..the, In terms of
politeness, 11 is i "nr nun nicy iniiit
care, tn have as little as possible to ilo i
with one imnilier. .National ntul per
sonal rhaliy have entered Into the lleM
of "cleinlllr exploration, ho thut there
seems danger that epeil',tlnnn may bo
d'slnoiltiod lo nss.st each oilier In eases
of disaster That !h far from the old
spirit of chivalry that pent nngMshmeti
and American'" alike Into the Arctic
for the relief of Sir John Franklin.
The book 1 llliilrate( with many
Interesting photographs and with ecr- i
Vlrenble maps In the appendix the!
scientific results ohtalned are sumnia-
rlr.ed. Hnd It Is gratifying to note that I
the astronomical nbervatlon leave no i
room for doubts as to the south pole
l,"'riK reached. It Is as a fine story of
ndventure, However, lliat the book will
rHiirlr. I'nn anil llrlra.
" thoroughly delightful book of
sort that .lames
S'epb - ns has written In
The Crack of
c.old" i Macmlllans), a hook Hint may
i.r miv not become popular, but Is ure
to Hnd ninny devoted admirers. It Is
hardly a storv, but a haphazard wan-
oetini; tn much sneer nonsene. nils or
htimnn life nnd feellnc, stretches of
Celtic folklore and Greek tnvthology and
craps of wisdom and bird Fense. n'l
f It Irish, however, and ns refreshlni;
as an aimless walk tn the country In
I spring. Allowing one thrucht to tend
whimsically to another without re
gard to p-hat the outcome may be H no
1 novelty In literature: when It Is done
well It hns a peonHtr attraction. The
1 French romanticists thought they had
' Invented the process but the great ma?
ter.s of the nrt wrote In th
renttiry. Sterne and Diderot, nnd the
was coming toi(,thor of .., Mnvrn Af Parvenlr,"
Heine, has more than n touch of It, and
so In our own day has Anatole France.
That Mr. Stephens should have re
tained the necessary lightness of touch
through 300 pages, never making a slip
either In his poetry or his humor. Is a
notable literary achievement; but the
i in i ji.. - i i i
i .k.-. ...v.Ao V ...in i
that this Is a book written for the an-
thors own pleasure. He will follow the
qu.r and unexpected ndventures In
which human creature and beasts and
fairy folk are mixed Inextricably with
more interest than the actions of logical
fiction, and much more Interest than the
conscious efforts of the new Irish school.
Here Is poetry and fancy, humor nnd
fun, philosophy that la universal, ye! Is
Irish too, put as lightly nnd artistically
.as It might be In French.
Rome S.w Fletlnn.
In spite of Its artificiality nnd a rather
juvenile uesire to narrow me reaners
.senIblllles "Tlte Happy Warrior." bv
A. S M Hutchinson (Little. Itrown and
Company i. Is a story far above the av-
erage ln literary execution and in In- hooks on the I'ananin Canal are hardly
terest. The author, unfortunately. Is too scarce Just now, but "The Story of Pan-'
much Influenced bv recent llct.on. by ama." by Frank A. Clause and Charles
Mr. Hernard Shaw's glorification of Carl Carr (Silver. Burden and Com
prizefighting, for Instance, and by the) pany). Is distinctly a well done piece of
prevalent injie ror wie oje-u hit uir.
The hero Is delightful no long as he re-
amiable gentleman whom fate) and an
ambitious wife force into the peerage.
regardless of hl.M hnbit.S and WlShe.S.
re nr i imnnui) ...
however, haR a thesis to develop ntul taled by Douglas Bladen, Is pubHshed
people and Incidents only serve to estab-, by O. P. Putnam's Sons. The editor
llsh It. The reader will probably not ban been able to add some unpublished
agree with the arguments and will re- poems and provides a sketch of the
sent the hutchery of the hero, which poet's adventurous and unhappy life,
proves nothing. It Is all good work Excursions Into unknown field are
misapplied. made, by Israel Abrahams In the easayn
It Is gratifying to discover that there ( contained In "The liook of Delight and
Is no moral purpose in J. E. Ruckrose's , Cither Paper" (The Jewish Publication
"The Browns" (Hortder and Stough-I Society of America, Philadelphia). FVw.
ton. Oeorge H Doran Company). The even among Hebrew scholars, venture
heroine, 1t Is true, flnen nomethlr.g' into the Hebrew literature of the Mld
whlch weighs on her conscience nnd die Ages, so that there tn the attraction
causes her trouble till the book Is ended, .of novelty as well as Interest to the ctl
and from her experience a lesson may ' rlous stories contained In the title es
bo drawn, but the story Itself Is about Uay, to the account of the Tnesllnsval way.
the commonplace people tn a British faring of Jews and lo the study of He
provincial town nnd their common- pirnw lovo songs.
place doings. All have their fallings . No more authoritative statement can
and their comical sides, but all have I be asked for by devotees of auction
their pleasant iu.illtles too The gen-
"r' kindliness and good nature, even
in dealing wun wormum. nun iiuniui mn .miiiiiii i.ompuny). rne nuthor, If
frailties, has long been absent from not the Inventor, was onn of the early
British fiction. It Is the spirit that promoters of tho game, nnd has hnd
made people love Dickens There urn much Influence In the adoption of the
plenty of people In the story that th rules. He objects to the term "auction
reader will like, above them nil the quiet , rldRc" and to the designation "new
middle nged woman who has preserved , count." holding that former count Is n
th spirit of adventure through all the;tnng of the past nnd does not apply
years of her humdrum devotion to ; , t1P new game. Tho book Is written
''tty. i lii notlceahly clenr language, remark-
There must be friction between tho llMv fr(, from nognatlsm. There Is no
new Canada and firent Britain. If , mistaking the author's view of the
can trust the romancers of the North- f.irP
west, for Harold Blndloss U not alone ' in r.i..n, ,i, MnH... t ...
In drawing contrasts unfavorable to the
old country. In "Hunching for Slvla"
i Frederick A. Stokes Company) lie tells
how tho confidence of an estimable
young man Is abused by a seliWh and
heartless woman ajul a rascally rela
tive. She sends him out to Alberta to
work her farm for her, while his cousin
mismanages his properly. The sceno
hnngeB abruptly from one country , ''I'posltlon to the attitude of the Calho
u u ,,i, ,v, ...ithnr's e,,,.. liurch In the matter have been In
tho other, as suits the author's, con
venience. Of course the rough but In-;
vliroratltur life of tho new country Is
shown to bo superior to the cus.. nnd
luxury of tho old. one oung fellow
.......... ,.r i ,.ii, ...u ,i.
book, but Mr. Blndlo.s Is turning nut
too much mechanical and perfunctory f'"" divorce, in this ho seems to go
work for a wrllcr of his talent. I further than tho most radical of tho
Tlin hope that Kansas City, Mo., may suffragists,
bo lifted out of the ruck and! Some useful hints may be found In a
shown to be a. scene of runtumv Is ex- ' littL- pamphlet by tiustnf V. Lindner,
cited by Hamilton Urn tie's "Mudison "Nowspaper Library Manual" (tho an
Hood" iT-ae Humming Publishing Com- ,thur New York). The Information sup
pany, Chicago), and Is kept nllvo by t plied Is sensible and Instructive, but the
tho fact that the story begins In the i author's point of view seems that of
'f,0s, shorlly before, the exciting period the llhriiiiiiu lather than the news
of the history of Kaunas and Missouri, paper man. The syslem of enrds nnd
that was terminated by llu civil war.
At tho beginning we meet wllh Inter -
estltig hltri of tho rally history ot tho
town and with nn entertaining rustic,
philosopher. I'nlucklly the author pre-
fers to give Ills readers lit own opin- iiuurler of nn hour before going to
Ions on religion and religious people, i press, Wo could have desired, too, a
partly through his philosopher, but at much fuller list of booUti of reference,
much greater length and more prosily a useful Utile book that should n
I n liU own prr-enn, r.mi these, how?vr trrcst many people, ir. the "Knslr.ccra"
important to hlmsolf, have little In- J Handbook on Patcnta," by William Ma-
terest to other. Kansas City almost
disappears, the love story In told In the
language of the reports of society func
tions In rural newspapers nnd the war
part Is condensed into a few pages.
Mr. Drane has missed a treat oppor
tunity to remove the brand of commer
cialism from Kansas City.
The slncerliv and photographic real
ism that Hairy Wugcnscllcr .loiios
shows In "A Man In the Making" (Crane
and t'ompany, Topclia, Kan make n
i;ood portion of the 1 1.' well worlh
rending. So loin: as an author relates
Ids memories of country boys and the
sriupcs they net Into lie Is sure of an
audience, and If hits of mi lodrninatlc
crime drift In It does no harm, for there
are plenty of precedents, notably 1 1 uckle
l'rry Finn. Mr. .loiies, hov.vv cr, under
tkes to tell about grown up people i
too, anil tlie tone or icspectrul pomposity
he then itssun cs Is unintentionally i
funny. Ills boys are all rluht, neer-
Tho chief value of Shit Cation's
"The Moitn of Mrs. Mcl.ane" lOeorse
II. Doran Company) lies in the ivld
picture It Klves of Western fatm life.
There are shrewd bits of wisdom and
of Insight Into churnrter also to be
found In the lotiunihuis o itpounnK of
the kind leaned heroine '
wish that women authors would con-;,,,
tent themselves with nh-traels Instead
of stenocraphle reports of the loni;
winded utterances of voluble lemales 1
who speak In dialect
tlie husbands, In
the books, are ttsunllv able (o withdraw
i. .1... .. .....ii..t ..... ,., ... ..
'" ' " " ""' o- " oiio. which me
eaner iiinnni do rne Muing glli In '
this slot y Is prpeooinuMlt well b. iiaved. '
but the people nte all uldisanf nnd tlie
picture of th.lr life Is gtaphe
Fur clan l.miils.
Sicily, "litre the est.iblishuieni
Mediterranean trip., is no loncer
unknown land nnd Taorniina has
001"e, ln llctlPt almost as commonplace,
ii- .nemone or i- inreipv .Much travel
literature also antedates Arthur Stan- :
ley Itlggs's "Vistas In Slcllv" (McHrlde, .
.Vast and Comnanv. New York i Tin.
author ln writing his l,,u i,.w , r,i .
a.ivHntnKPM, )1f. unil rMnntlf Italian, hp I'
"nusuai smpatny for tlie Sicilians, ,
. , . . .
"e pas read up the extteme'y Inteiestlng
,lpory of the Island and has vMto.l
nearlv evepv tvnpi ,.f li ii.. .iA..Hn
what he has seen !ntetlt.enilv win,
I'ednntry. Is as much concerned with
human nature nnd the Incidents of
'ravel as with scenery or history, and
hn written a book that Is helpful and
enjoyable, whether the reader has seen
Sicily cr not. The Illustrations arc at-
The trip described by Russel W I.esrv
In "Italian Lanes and Highroads"
r.rlde, .Nast and Company) Is one of the
commonest that travellers take. Start-
ilng with Naples nnd the Sorrento penln-
I euln. th. author proceeded north to the !
eiia,,...,,. .... rti,i- ,. I
nurj ui unrresi. Slopping,"
It . . .... k .'.p..
i some i mnnan and Tuscan I
towns tnat are sometimes passed over.
huu winning up in Venice He describes i
his Journey pleasantly enough, but has '
seen nothing more than the hastv trnv. I
eller can notice. There are Illustrations. p
, ue iutii nair oescripes concisely
all the work that has been done on the'
umuou, ciufsinea ann anno-
bridge than thut made by Milton C.
j Work ln "Auction of To-day" (Hough-
(Burton Publishing Company, Kansas
City, Mo) rtlchard I). Kathrons ex
presses frankly his views on divorce.
Them Is certainly nothing foolhardy
nor might calling especially for cour
age In this, ns the many Instances of
unliapplness on which he tomes his ar
gument for freer divorce laws nnd the
the minds of others before him. ln
I mauer trie rcaucr may or may not
j nl;r'"' wtl' ,lls reuaoning. Whero Mr.
K"thrcns is original Is In his view Hint
Mhe woman Is never tn blame and that
I " nly should have the right tn sU
j i-hei-ks In Issuing books of reference, for
. instance, Is well calculuted to prevent
the loss of books; It would prove pretty
awkward for a man trying lo get In
formation In a hurry, as In the bad
comber (Little, Itrown nnd Company )
Tho author Is u patent lawyer; he ex
plains for the guidance of Inventor,
In clear and unteclinlcul language, the
principles on which the patent law Is
based, what thliiKS ale patentable mid
what not, and a great many matters
that may nave them from trouble.
A new analysis of n branch of the.
law to which much attention has been
given of late Is made by 1'iof. Frederic
Campbell Woodward of the l.eland
Stanford Junior t'nlverHlty In "The L-nv
of Quasi Contracts" (I.lttle. Iliown and
IIiiiiU llrcrl eit.
vols Wriinit Ie
A History (it
South America ' ClnrlM
i ti V Kalteii ami Com.
"A Hlatory nf
Hock -tJ 1'
"KnflUh l.lle nil.) Mnnnern in Die Later
Mldille Aes" A A brain M.otc Item
Ifitue and Sons; K P Diittnn and Companjrl
l)an In Darkest Africa" Jnlm II liar
rl ifi P llutlnn nnd romtinnyi
"Priitilems nf Hie Sm " Jem Klnot trans.
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nurllioilna Conception nf llr.t-.j "
itvilliam Kllnwnrili llernmnee H 1' I'ut
Th" War Drama nf the Kajles KJward
iK 1' lliilton and Company)
t'oiiquut nf New IJr.maila "
Merlili.ini i: r IMltlon
'Knslaml and Hie Orleans Moiurchr " Malor
i.lnlia Hall iK I' Piitton nnd Coaipanr)
(!tore W..i.hlmton ' Woolrow inon
i Harpers I
' "Music t.over' Cydopedia " Rupert
, lln;lii lUautilfdar. Paje and Company I
(teotfrey Chaucer fcnnle Lesimls. 'ran
t,.l..l hi 1. I.all.nnu ij t t'ent Still
Sons. B P button and Company i
"The Old Oardens ot Itnlj Mn
wi. in ItiWe l.am; MaiKte M
ih, . l.rir.ni Paul. Tr. ii- li. Trubner nnd
A i.rntle Jehu n Japan " Ktli-I i. Me
Iau Podd. Mead nnd Companvi
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Years nt lrtsh llimry " ft f
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'Funf Vortraie liber den Islam "
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(Mc-'nker vh D id Van Nosirand Company)
My Utile Slater ' K!
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Neale'H War Library, which comprises
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Cnnnn flojle n I'npll of na Few
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Sir Arthur Connn Poylo nnd Lord
AlverMone are mnong the pupils of n
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recently In London by Lieut, ,1. p
Midler, whose "l-'resh Air Hook" was
published not long ago by Stokes.
The Institute does not aim nt bulging
muscles, but Is for the sake of main
taining high vitality by means of simple
Lieut. Muller grew up from a sickly
childhood to a champion uthleie nnd Is
nlways In a condition of glowing
health. He Is a llrm believer In air and
mm baths but does not prohibit cither
tolmccii or alcohol. He favors wearing
as light clothes ns possible and ruing
without clothes wherever sufficient
privacy Is nsauii'd.
Among distinguished persons who
have practised his theories nre Col.
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AUTHORS AND THEIR WORK.
It Is some time since Trances Courte
nny liaylor wrote her Utile story ".lunti
and .luanlta," but she Is still recelvltue
KiatlfylltK evhlence of Its jiopiilarlty. He
eetitly the book has been made part of
the rcndliiE In the public schools of Mil
waukee, nod last Thanksgiving lav Mrs,
liaylor received .Ilia letters from Milwau
kee school children, all of them pralslnu
the book mid wlshlni; for a dog like
John Ketulrlok Hiiiiks. whose latest vol
ume, "A l.lltlo Itook of Christmas," hns
Kone Into a llflh prlniltiK. will en 1 1 for
Australia In the sprliiK fur bis postponed
Albert Itlgelow I'alne sailed a few days
iiko for llerniuda, where he expects to
spend the winter In his "Mark Twain"
Mr. I'alae has told the pathetic story of
his last trip home fiom llerimida with
Mark Twain When he was so 111 that
there was a doubt whether he would
reach New York alle the humorist par
odied, consclotis or unconsciously,
Charles who apoloKlr.cd to his cour
tiers for the time lie took In dying. "I
mil sorry for ou, I'alne," he said, "hut
I can't help It I can't hurry this dlng
ll.imlln O.-irkiiid, whose home In Wis
consin was icccntly dentioieil liy fire,
will spend this mouth and next In the
Hast. He Is p'amilim' a lictme tour for J
the comliu; year.
Irvine Hicheller Is nt present enlaced
on a new hook nt his home In Itlvcrslde,
onn. lie has planned to start next
month for an extended cruise to the Med
lleriaiiean. C II Claudy. whose book for little
children, "Tell Me Why Stories," was re- 1
cently published by Mcllrlde, Nnst 4 Co ,
Is the proud father of "Knulilge." the bov 1
, vi mi ii! iuckv enouRii 10 oe answereu so
1 entertalnliiclv and uccnratelv wlien he I
Tell me why the lire smokes !
tell me. why the lightning Hashes." &c
Mr Clnudy says that for a number of ,
.vents he saw everything nt home "as i
through a baby, darkly " Itelng a phn- I
, tnsrnpher as well us a writer, he has I
.taken almiit I.San pictutcs of the lad, and I
this graphic blogt-iphv of a nuall lxiy 1
nils ten htliuy oluines,
.Mm. i j HeKermann-I.ltidencione.
wnose recent v nub shed book of remlnls-
cences, "In the Courts of Memory," Is full
of anecdotes of famous personages, re
lates the following story told her by
Itlshop Phillips Ilrooks- A negro asked
by the priest If he had stolen nothing
sines his last confession replied, "No, sir."
"None nt all" No chickens"" "No, sir"
'"No watermelons"" "No, sir" "No
eggs?" "No. sir" "No turkeys?" No,
sir, not one." When his companion out
I side the church nsked. "How did you get
on?" he answered, "Bully Hut If he'd
,ad ducks he'd rot me
Lewis flaston Ienry. the well known
I traveller and author, whose latest book.
I "Andorra, the Hidden Republic." was re
' cently published, admits with sorrow that
. Ir, ll 1,1 lrnf.1. V. I,,.. V.n
.thrilling eiperlt-nces nr hairbreadth
' capes. During a hundred thousand miles
n- n.1rlln..lrt. IM t,lrf. ,.m1ntHn It l.na
never been In a railway accident or lost a.
day through Illness, nnd he has yet to
witness his first storm at sea And h
has lived In the toughest slums of Kuro-
pean eatiltals, travelled thro'-glr the
Itrouhi,,) n.ilkans nnd ridden through the
i remote districts of northern Svrl. flnee
hr, (ruVH unsuspectingly through a dls
trlct which was ls'lng terrorized bv a
tnarn,ilng robber trine. Ills host was
stabbed Just after Mr Leury left him.
and another man was murdered within a
stnno'.M throw of the trail, hut his own
Journey was deadly dull and uninteresting.
,n far, lu, confesses, though he once
'lived In a town where there was an
ussasslnntluii every night for nil weeks,!
)-r himself has never seen even a serious
'street brawl. He has never owned a re-
, volver. but contents himself with pre
paring for possible contingencies by carry-
Ing a heavy riding crop or stout cane,
Dr Joslah Uoyce, the well known lec
turer and professor, sailed last week for
Lngland, where at Oxford University he
will deliver a series of lectures on "The
Ileal World nnd the Christian Idea."
These lectures will later be gathered to
gether and with those which Or. ltoyce
delivered before the Iowell Institute on
"The Christian Doctrine of Life" will be
published under the ceneral title of "The!
Problem of Christianity" by the Mac
mlllans, The work, which will be In two
volumes, will appear probably In April.
Cart. John O'Brien, whoss adventurous
career was chronicled a few months ago
by Horace Smith In "A Captain I'n
afrald," only last week, according to a
cable despatch from Havana, refused to
lake command of a ship fitting out, It Is
rumored, for a filibustering expedition.
Copt, O'Brien. It Is stated, declined on
account of age, and as In "A Captnln
I'nafrald" be elves the year ef his birth
ns l,37 this Is probably the only reason.
Tor "Dynamite Johnny" believes filibus
tering justifiable nnd considers the laws
against It based on no moral principles.
The Palazzo Bomhlccl In Florence Is the
winter abiding place of Mr. and Mrs. Owen
Johnson, where Mr. Johnson Is working
nthuslastlcally on his new novel "The
Salamanders" Mrs, Johnson, who Is
stndjlng singing under Lombardl, has n
room for her singing that Is almost as
big as a concert hall. In their leisure
moments the Johnsons are enjoying the
social life of Florence. Among other vis
Itois there have been the Hwsdlsh sculptor
Llmipiist, Oscar Browning. Mr. and Mrs.
Cale Young I! Ice and the Marchesa Louisa
Mr. Burd. the eccentric blncksmlth In
(i W. Ogden's novel 'Home Place," would
Piobahly rejoice to learn of the six thou
sand persons In a certain London parish
who, nccoidlng to the statement of their
vicar last weik, have not a bathroom
among them and no desire for one. Mr.
Burd, It may be remembered, had been
"iisln' a washtub In the back yard sum
mer nights f'r fourteen years, 'n m' daddy
before me he used n washtub In the back
yard, 'if If that ain't good enough fr the
members of my fam'ly they can use a tea
cup behind the door. That's all I got lo
PERCY BREBNER'S CAREER.
Hiiajllati Novelist (inlneil llnrly Fame
n Christian l.eja.
Percy Brenner, the Kngllsh novelist,
whose "The Little Cray Shoe" has been
announced by Little, Brown & Co, began
his lilcniiy career wlu-n III his teens
he wrote a live act Irap.edy nnd a long
novel, which lay fallow for five yeni-H
and then appeared under the title of
"The Duntliorpes of Westlelgh,"
Hut literature ns a profession did not
appeal to his practical fnther, who
placed young Brebner with a well
known llrm on the London Slock I0.
change, whole he stayed for several
veiirs, Ho burned much midnight nil
and stole odd hours from tho day to
follow his own bent, gradually making
a name for himself under Hie pseudo
nym Christian Leys.
of late ho has used his own name,
ills latest bonks, Including "Tho Llttlo
(iray Shoe," Indicate a strong dramatic
Instinct thnt may lead him eventually
to become a dramatist, His work has
been translated Into French and Italian,
while as lecturer on literary nnd other
subjects ho has quite, recently made
an excellent impression.
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THE MAKING OF BOOKS.
The Macmlllan Company announced the
publication this week (January 15) of the
following books : "Trees In Winter." with
h, striking series of Illustrations, by A. V.
Hlakeslee and C. I), .torvls , the new edl.
tlon of "Milk and Its Product."," post
poned from last week, bv N I". nnd
Henry II, Wing, and the latest addition
to their popular priced reprints. "The
Life of David Livingstone." by C Silvester
Home, M. I'., ln celebration nf the 100th
anniversary of the explorer's birth.
Other new books shortly forthcoming
from the Macmlllans Include "Social Re
ligion," by Scott Nearlng; "Poor. Dear
Margaret Klrby nnd Other Stories." a
collection of Kathleen NorrKs short
stories: "The Science of Human Be
havior," In which Maurice Pnrnialee, Ph.
t., professor in the University of Mis
souri, attempts to show the significance
of recent findings In zoological and neuro
logical and psychological and anthropo
logical research ln an analysis of human
behavior, and a collection In book form
of the lectures on the civil war which Dr.
James Ford Rhodes delivered at Oxford
Second editions before publication of
A. S. M. Hutchinson's novel, 'The Happy
Warrior," and Percy Brebner's 'The Lit
tle Orny Shoe" are announced by Little,
Urown ft Co.
Harper A Bros, announce the publica
tion this week of "The Dragoman," by
(leorge K. Stiles, and a new edition of
"Oeorge Washington," by Woodrow Wil
son. The same house is putting to press
this week for reprinting two of Its hooks
fur younger readers : "Strange Stories of
Colonial Days" and "Strange Stories of
Houghton Mifflin Company reports an
Interesting selection from Its publica
tions In the latest Mst of books ordered
by the Government for the United States
marines. Besides tho volumes of history,
travel and technical works there are many
novels, Including such ultra modern favor
ites as "People of Popham." "The Pro
fessional Aunt" and "Hebecca nf Sunny
In "Auction of To-day." the new book
on auction bridge by Milton C Work, Just
published by Houghton Mifflin Company,
the "Table of Summarized Penalties," the
chapter on "Scoring," the "Decisions" In
terpreting the laws by the Whist Club
of New York, and the "Answers to ijue-
riea are unique reaiurea and original with
Interesting new AnnfiiinMm,i.i. hu c,,
gls and Walton Company Include "Me
moirs iioiaiing to t-oucne. Minister of Po
lice Under Napoleon," which was first Is
sued under the original French title in
September. 1S24, "The Love Seeker: A
Sentlmentnl Handbook." by Maud Churton
Braby. author of "Modern, Marriage and
How to Bear It", "Tail Sheldon. Scout:
Stories of His Patrol." In which John
Fleming Wilson continues (he account of
episodes ln the life of his popular young
hero . "Education for Fconomlc Democ
racy," a discussion of "cultural" vs. vo
cational education, by Prof. Arland D.
Weeks. "Oetttng Together," a collection
of unusual essays, the collaborative work
of American and British churchmen of
note, representing eight denominations.
Christian and Jewish- "Constructive
P.ural Sociology." by John M. Clllette, pro.
fessor of sociology In the Cnlversltv of
The Putnnms announce the publication
of the following new books- " n Intel
pretatlon of Hudolf Kucken's Philosophy."
by W. Tudor Jones, ph. u. (jenai "Piot
cstantlsm and Progiess." a hlstoilcal
study of the relation of Protestantism to
the modem world, by Ilrnst Troeltsch.
professor of theology in the University of
Heidelberg. "An Unorthodox Concep'tlon
of Being." a synthetic pnllosophv or oito.
's... 1 1 1 1 ii in i-.iisvvnrin I lermance ;
"Six Centuries of Work nnd Wages," a
new and levNeil edition, bv Tliorald
lingers, "Hecollectlous of the Civil War."
by Mason Whiting Tler. late Lieutenant
Colonel and llnvet Colonel, Thltlv-sev-enth
Beglment. Mass'ichusells Volunteers,
wllh many original diary entries and let
teis written fiom the seat of war. "A
History of Nutslng," Vols. HI and IV
by Lavlnla L. Dock, B. N. : "Fields, Fac
tories nnd Woikshops," new and levlsod
edition, bv P A Kropotktn . "The Problem
of the Sexes," by Jean Flnot. translated
utiiler authority of Mary J Safrord; "The
Interpretation of Itadlutn." second edition
rewritten wllh data bimight to I!HJ, by
Frederick Soddy, lecturer on physical
chemistry In the University of (llasgow;
"Symbol anil Satire In the French Iteui
lutlnn," an Illustrated book coveilng an al
most untouched fluid, by Lrnest F. lleti
tleiFon, Ph. IX, L. II D,
"Socialism and Deniocracv In Europe"
by Samuel P. Orlh. treating of the subject
In France, Belgium, (let many and EnK.
laud, will be Issued by Henry Holt ami
Company, January :r.. In February the
same house will publish "Tiadltloii," a
( Bell and Wing
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A great work. Boston Herald.
Marks of genim constantly. 7oy Rttord.
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Genuine aspiration and power. Occult Rnltw, BngUnd.
Near the star. Portland Ortgonian.
Astounding fertility, Brooklyn Times.
A striking book of verse. Boston Post.
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January 24, by the Woman Suffrage partv.
when Fola La Follctte, the author's wife,
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Dnna Estes and Company announce the
publication the latter prt of this month
of "Miss Jimmy," a story of New England
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ruary the same house will Issue a nn
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ing," by J. S. Fletcher.
"The Tudor Shakespeare." volumaa of
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pletion. About thirty out of the total
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PLOT FOUND LN SOCIAL WORK.
Albert Eatnarda Tells How He Came
to Write "A Main's World."
In a recent number of La Follette'i
Jfuonriiie Albert Edwards tells how he
came to write his novel "A Man's
"1 was born far Inland, but when I
first saw the Atlantic Ocean I was
not amazed." he said. "I had sern
many pictures of it. I had read descrip
tions of It. And so I wns prepared to
understand and enjoy It. This Is, t
think, one of the main functlnni of all
nrt and especially of notion. The
novel which dues not interpret to us
some phase of life seems to me to have
missed Its aim. In wrltlrrg 'A Man's
World' I made a very definite effort to
Interpret the little known life of 'The
"There Is hardly n city In our land
thnt does not contnln a circle of ardent
young people who are givlnic their best
efforts to the work of making their
community a better place to live tn
The Importance of these social work
ers we are Just beginning to reallie.
It was my good fortune to lie one of
them, In the earlier ohscure days, t
came Intlmntely Into contact with the
pioneers. Many of my dearest friend
ships have been formed In settlements
or nn various 'committees' for social
"It Is the life of those early days of
'The Movement' that my book tries to
Interpret. It Is a surprise to mo thai
this rich field hns not been more used
by writers. These nodal workers an
nounce their Intention of painting a
happy smile on the hitherto sordid and
sorry face of the world. They are
very conscious of the size of the Job
they hnvo undertaken; no wonder they
are earnest about It. Such earnestness
Is attractive material for the writer
Murgor, In 'Scenes de la vie de Boheme
and On Mnurier. In 'Trilby,' have amplv
proved that such young people ar
worthy subjects for literature"
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