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THE SUN, SATURDAY. APRIL 26, 1913.
OF THIS SEASON'S
Edward Mutton's Satisfactory Monograph on Ravenna
and the Furncss Shakespeare.
More New Fiction on Various Topics by Writers of
England and America.
Joseph A. Altshclcr's New Adventure Story and Other
Books for the Young.
p-f p' .i-. "f fr cities In the world rnn
1 t.' 1 h mmplpti'ly unci piitlsfactorlly
,. i'io ' u"H of a innnorraph of
i icriti- lrrath us tlint of "ltavrnnu"
m IVM iiM-l Soiim; M, 1'. Dutton nml
. ri'. n tank IMwanl lltlttnn lias
, . ,m; Me wrltpH with pront syni
, - v f. - his ."til'Jivt nncl brliiKH tint
. cv th Importance nnd nieanlni?
. , rnnn In the world's history In the
. n dnys before It bccntne a dead
. r a time It was the capital of Theo
,i . i, ' lotrnRrith, the most tnlented
i 'merest nu of nil the louder of the
'I i ,, nil- tinalon of tin' Unman Kmplre,
,( .,. people tho most (sifted and civil
I f I ..f lie trllies that enteted the era
j r n.i" fated to bo overwhelmed by
r-'lr mire savni. brethren, the l.om-
rerlods of activity, all the. same, If ho
nnd nearly all the other persons In the
tale hnd refrained from explaining and
repeating to one another the events
that have Just happened. Gratifying
thotiRh this may he to them, the repetl.
tlon Is wearing to tin- reader, For cum
Innovation ho will he jcrateful to Mr
Tracy; the thread of the mystery
lield by an intelligent, considerate and
pollto police ofltclal nnd all the detec
tives nnd policemen who appear are
alert nd competent, Korean nohlllty,
on the other hand, appears In a de
The new, personally conducted, auto
mobile trip prepared by C. .V. nnd .. M.
Williamson In "The I'ort of Adventure"
itViiibleday. I'ape nnd Company) Is
tnroiiKli California nnd
taken down from the. Hps of a lC-year-old
boy, C.eorKe Demetrlos, by John A,
lluyhiTs In "When 1 Was a lloy in
flreece" (l.othrnp, l,en nnd Khepard
Company, Hoston). The experiences
and descriptions nre Ingenuously frank;
they nre related as they were told with
no nttempt to weave them Into a story.
A description of an Indian boy's life
from his birth to tin- day he Is admit
ted to the fellowship of men lias been
written very attractively by .lameH Wll
Inul Srhtiltz In "Sluop.ih" (ItoiiKhton
Mifflin Company). The story Klves it
clear account of domestic life aimitii;
the Indians; It has been put Into a form
that younK children can read and un
derstand. A successful venture In writing new
fairy stories has been made by Mrs. M.
II. Splelmatm In "l.lttledoni Castle and
ether Tales" ((lenrtto Itoiitledne nnd
Sons! K. !'. Duttnn and Company). Tho
nuthor does not attain the solemn
earnestness of the classic fairy tales, for
she. cannot resist occasionally making
fun that Is intended for the elders, or
recollecting "Alice" nnd similar books,
but her stories are such as will Interest
the little ones. The pictures are by the
best known Kncllsh Illustrators.
For the very little ones several books
nre nt hand, neorue Macdonald's "The
1'rlncess and the tinblln" has been slm
plllled by llllznheth Lewis nnd put Into
words that children can read easily i.I.
H. l.lpplnoott Company). In "Hnddy
and Hrlchteyes I'Ick" (H, V. l'Vnno and
Company, New York) the delectable ad
ventures of a family of sulnea plus nre
related entertainingly by Howard It.
fieri. Very simple little stories told
lard-c nnd the Franks. Then for years I Valley. Refore embarking on It we are 'n v,'' simple nnd familiar words will
liaennn noou put as ine western mil- oniicrcl to proceed from New York to 1,1 "" " a ntory unnien ior i.uue
wark f Hc Hw.itiTlno Empire, after the New Orleanx nnd los Angeles by sea ,'l,,,,n,'n" ''' MncNny (l.othrop,
trm-emiy triumphs of Hellsnrfcis and . nnd rnll. which Is one of tho itiri...', ' 'rf Shepard Cnmp.iny) : they nre
ar.r. t t Charlemagne took pos-sston routes nnd ennbles the hero nnd heroine
, f the wist In later days It nciiulied , to get acquainted. This Is necessary If
r.'tnanMc fame ns the home of Fran- the scenery Is to he viewed through
icra and he place of refuge nnd of , the' proper veil of sentiment, which
t .rial of n.tnte Now it Is a museum. : readers of the Williamson mitomnMU
wl" it its iike, of architecture and of tales demand. The Spanich lady anil her , Npw Volk'-
Hvzji- ine art. villainous henchman, whom we met nt , A l'l''ant story of outdoor life on
Intended for the kindergarten. Equally
simple tales that are made to touch on
foreign missions and particularly China
nre told by Lena Leonard l'lsher In
"Uantern Stories" (Katon nnd Mains,
I' Is the history that Mr. Hutton the start, give promise of melodramatic
cur's for most; he dwells fondly on the onmpllrnt'lons; they have little to do
nrr.e u ium'iiiiii n hiuij, "ui -,v.u-1 wuii mo story, nevertheless, and ari'
sd of mints mat nappeneu in more . brushed nslde
I Lake Superior, while some enpuble boys
hunt for n silver mine. Is told by D,
Lnnge In "The Silver Islnnd of the
I illd'ncs nnd is helped thereby Harold , need for the disreputable Italian litis- tr,rk or "rlftlnK lmo statements or
Siimls pictures, he touches morn brletly band who practices aviation out of fa1'"4, which, however Instructs e, have
on museums anil guide book matte rs. I sight, or for the sharp tongued, dls- 1,ul lln ,n" ",or' "n'1 'H'tract
lt knows the llavenna of history nnd I ngrecnble Hrltlsh authoress Tho two the attention. His story Is entertaining
jv,.trv and sentiment well, nnd that he lovers might Just an well have motored ln ',1,p "f ,nl"'
ct.ji..re diyn, ho describes the great do come In. There
as surplusage when thev I '""Ippewa" Lothrop. Lee r
rhere seems Just a little i Company). The author has
N O YES
"IIVA 'Teles oj the Mttmali
Tattrri AlfrtJ S'oytt lakes his
plate undtntallu ani triumph
antly amoni the masters of Eng
lish literature." Joyce Kilmer
in the N. Y. Times.
II JS net; postpaid $1.47.
"Not a food only, but a
philosophy. Not a philos
ophy only, but an art"
By EDNA FERBEH
"Emma McChesncy is a living
creature. . . . Really, it's hard
to recall it's a book I'm writing
about. ... A brave, fun-lovinp;
human book." A. 1'. Times.
SI. 20 net: postpaid Sl.iO
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essayist weds; in his subsequent rever
leM on domestic subjects and many
others he betrays tho fact that tho
"beginning" Is n long time back by In
genuously leavlntc out the young wife.
A pleasant book about Kngllsh conn
AUTHOR OF 'PANCHO M'CLISH"
ROUGHED IT HIMSELF.
A taste of what roughing It In the
Wes really means Is given by Herbert
Coolldire. nllthiir of "Pitnebn MrPIUh
try life has been written by Charles n ,t,cot ctl,,r lo Messrs. A. C. Mc-
C.arvico In "A 1'nrm m Creamlnnd
(Hodder and Stotighton; (leorgn II.
D.iran Company). For some reason Mr.
flat-vice feels npolnKctlc for returning to
the land nnd that affects his narrative;
it deprives It of method, for one thing,
and makes him eaggerato the absurd
ity of tho blunders he makes, The
chapters contnln personal experiences,
many of them trivial, mingled with out
hursts of praise for country dnlims nnd
explanations for city people with, be
sides, practical Information about farm
ing matters which the author haw ac
quired, 1 Is an unconventional kind
of Ixxik, nmuslng nnd readable, nnd !
illustrated with snapshot pictures.
A curious medley will be found ln
Kntharlno Doorls Sharp's "Summer in
Clurg Co., his publisher. MpeakltiK
of the youthful experiences out of
which his Western stories have been
born Mr. Coolldge recounts some nd
ventuies which happened when he flr.st
left liume, aged
liming worked three month In
I.iMVef California quart, mill anil then
falling to get nny pay he tells how he
"headed north with not much grub on 1
a burro and $S Me In my clothes
Mado It alone, across the mountain all ,
right, then with some Cholus with hernia
like apes went down n frail that was a
proper Jump olf from tho snow line ,
to nway below r-rn. level. The third
day out with the Mexicans I decided ,
that they knew ns little about the
.laures Desert as I did, also that their
iKfCle'fs to his readers.
The Fnrnrm Shakraprare.
Uav'nc trained his sons to continue
tt; task l"e had imposed on himself, the
i;.ttn nr. iienry nowaru rurncwi...,. , .. .. , , , .
, . ,,,.,. they show little that s character 1st c of
rause no Interruption ln the prepara- I . . .. . , .
; n nnd puhllcnt'on of the great "A
New ar .rum F.dltion of Shakespeare
through California undisturbed.
Seven short stories by Thomas Nelon
I'ige are contained In "The Land of the
Spirit" (Chnrlrs Scrlbner's Sons). Writ
ten with grace and r-kill though they
are anil interesting in various ways.
' About nlnrv bnnU flint form n.irf nf n
series It Is difficult to say nnything,
the author. The best and longest nre of
the South, the negro prencher's out- '
Vm , . .1 ,1,. nI.l..n . 1. -
. tl 1 Pmn.i'l Th. .ftlt. "'l- l ..'.. ... uir lui-i
, i. ,.(,'. k .'.I ".. -" - Mel Another tonir fnri ta a liopAf
' tee historical plays had been" . , ....v
.... ,. ,,, , .,.,, sucn ns iiawwwrne mignt nave imag-n-n-tnl
during h.s life to Hcnr , , ,ow npn.
) l ..r, Kres.s Jr. . whose labors on , hrlnBlnK , prw,rnce of thft Pilvlour
T T- .ge, .. f Jls (far," the )n(o cnmmnn f)
. . . nth in the series, are now of- , Th own but R Mm
" ,h.p l'"b,11;- ,. .. , . lln Mary K. Stone rtassetfs "A Mid
i :.vt of "lullu.s C.rsar fortu- snInmrr Woolng" (Lothrop. Lee and
r i.r. t,titM l,v illttlrnll les fhnn .... . . .. .
; Miepant i.ompnny); mere is but on
a Hog" (Stewart nnd Kldd Company, ' pack animal was nearly ready to die,
Cincinnati). The uuthor Is a lover of while mine was tine and fat. and that
nature nnd her nccounts of her coun-, my companions were liable to effect a
try rambles In Ohio nnd her rearch for! peaceful trade In burros by knocking
plants nre pleajtant and entertaining. ! 'no on the head or letting thu life out
The name of the author or that of the i She Interrupts her narrative, however, w ith u knife. So I pulled away ,
series tells eager young readers all that with nil kinds of queer nnd Irrelevant , from them while they slept.
need be said. It Is the young boys In a Infornintlon from books nnd other " loft '' bearings on the desert, but ,
nrenaratorv school that Italph Henrv sources, winding up with brief blog-. Anally traced my wuy Into the sulphur ,
Harbour deals with In "The Junior Tro- rnphles of botanists.
phy" (Appleton's), and they Inevitably An nnthology of French reflections
many of the plays, whether In
of arlants or of obscurity In'
person In tho book, the pleasant, Felf-
i willed woman, who tells about heirelf
I , The nV.ject. bovyever offers i nm, hr nRr(.lllura, ,,nr,rl,ltural
jiorruniiy oi iiiiiioiauiili.i.l kiiicii ,-.,.. fnr ... - .rrt.n
..,.-. ......M-.i ...... ...K , nhov nrr immbler neghbo-s and
assistants are sketched finely, but the
and especially her husband, are
vague, and their nffalrs nre
clearly not so Important as the garden.
It Is agreeable reading.
W. K. Norrls may not set the world
nflre with his novels, but h always
writes entertainingly nnd well. There
Is not much plo; to "Th" Flight Honor
nble Cientlemnn" (Ttrentano'sl nnd few
characters for whom the reader will
care, hut the conversation 1 easy nnd
ngreeable nnd there Is enough to hold
tho attention. The kind henrted heroine
tries to smooth matters between an un-
. ill h.storlans of nuthorlty their
on iVMir, I'.rutus and the rest. I !,,-
fu i aipend..es are patterned on ', ,rptty
l'l l III' 1U I' khis pia, lIlLllllllllg
mir-isms of the play and its stage
-y. Among other matters the
' prints in full the "Julius C.-rsar"
W.Klam AleN.tnder, Rarl of Ster
.' " purposes of comparison.
.Some it rietlon.
Ir. many respects "The Long Engage-
' by H. S Stevens (Hodder and
.' n. George II. Doran Company),
a is ! ,us effort to Imitate the ile
.tate the .le- i plp,lsant politician nnd his vicious wife
entfnl novel I ... v,- ,,. ,..
of t: e nhony Trollope type The peo. I Hinrmlng enough to keep the retder in-1
re tirr .ai-pfuiiy ilrawn, the women ! terested In her. nnd her niece is a nice i
. .m.'r and little kindness, they
I'-nl in the conventions of vll-,
'' mid In their habits so that
"K I an earthquake Is needed
''Tni out of their rtifp; the event
s m ne tho d.latory lover at the j
" in!ils"lv ai that earthquake
be in Hrlta.n Throughout the
e.ms chafing acalnst the re- i
rn she has Imposed on herself;
in V .. i'it in the love affair be-
n i v.uith and n young girl, who.
girl. The politician may be a iortralt.
but we hardly expect that from Mr.
Norrls; he Is subjected to much unde.
srved nbuse, but that does not make
Paraphrase From a Gracco-Latin Manuscript of
Thcodotus of Byzantium. Second Century. A. D.
'Tlx naM that angel voice two
The htith ot Christ; that heaven rang
Abnvr Judrn't Mnrttt hill
With I'ence on Earth, to mtn Gooduiat"
Thnt nherhrrrt.i heard uith av profound
The sireat celestial enrol sound.
That throuih the icorM forever ring
The message. Christ to mankind bring.
'Tis also mid, that Easter morn
T.re Christ rose from the grave reborn,
Ionian seas at midnight heard
A voice, ichlch all creation stirred:
"Great Pan U dead! fear reigns no morn,
Proclaim the nevs from shore to shorel"
For sailors, worvt'ring at the sound,
Thrse tidings spread their irorld around.
Rn run the legends: "Pan is dead
And ChrM ariten!" vet still bred
Are ignorance and pride and caste,
Inhuman at the pagan past.
nut Wisdom grmcs in Truth's otrm Haht.
Whilr Knowledge onuyird iring tt flight '
And through the Vnivcrsc will shine
True l.ove UMne.
camp In the Cocopah Mountains. After '
n month working ns 'rawhlder' and
later as mucker at the sulphur mine I
headed my burro for Yuma. It was
head on against a sandstorm for three
days. The alum that runs with sul
phur deposits takes all the oil out of
your sUIn and my clothes wore through
my hide In tccral place. When I
reiched Yuma a cowman asked, 'How
nte you?' I replied, 'I'm alive and
glad of ItV
"A Nival Htitory of the American Involu
tion." 1 voli. ilardn-r W. Allen. (Hough
ton Mttr.ln rnmpany.
"Th" Vnlun ef OrK.mliril Speculation,"
HarrlKon II. lime. (Houchton Mifflin
'Vonperntlon In Agriculture " O. HaroM
"With the HuUarlan Ptaff," Noel Bux
ton. M V (Mncinllliitie
"llunttng Kxttnct Animal In th Pata
conlan P.impae." rrelerlc Urewntcr Lootnla.
1'h. I. itoilil, Mciul nnd Company )
"The LnrRer Arpect of Socialism." Will
iam Knplleh Walllni;, ( tacmlllane.)
"KocIhi Kiiv Ironment and Moral ProrrMi."
Alfred ltusael Wallac. O. M D. C 1
i Caeell nri'i Compiiiiy, N.w York.)
"Mnkbiif the Purm I'Hy." C. C. Powr.
fleM ll'erhee anil I'ompany. Chtraco.)
"The .New .Morlil ' Eawara 1
iMoffat. llr,l aim Company )
"A Tahle for Tno," Kldena Da1s.
trorhe uri'l Company i
"Iloilnn." J C Trotter (Oeorge Rout
leilii. unl Hons. n. V. Dutton anit Com
pany.) "Hott to Writ an Kneay" W T. Wbb
fOeorKe ltoutleile atl't Pone. IZ. V. Dutton
"Chrltlnnlty At work." i:aited hy Charlee
Mncfiirlttul i The Federal Coun.ll of the
' Church of Chrlt In America. New York.)
I "The Klnfiitom " Harold Uled.ile (load.
I (Prederlck A stokee Conip.iny )
I "The I'rliise of the liefert." It. t. Mac
nam.ira. ni. P Piitnnm n Sons)
Th .ley Hrlncer " (trace MacCowan I
1 Cooke, i ItntiMedny, raRe and Company.)
J ' T)ie Hlppndrome." Itachel llayward
' fl.eorife 11 Iioran Cotnprmy I
i.cttyei.urF l.iele Mncmaflter. (lloug h-
Krom the linn of mythical adventure I Hhare In all the nthletic sports that old und new. has been put together by
John Heeil !cott turns to the convera- s,.i,ools Indulge In. Cdward Strati- .1. Haymond Solly In "Selected Thoughts ton Mucin comn.m
tlonnl novel In "The I'tlforglvlng Of- ,iinver' hern mnlies lili nlnlb iinn.vii-. from tho freneli" It'. K tliitt,... mull. "utelde the Ark ' ArtelaM. Xtnlt.
fender" (J. B. Llpplncott Company ). , nn.0 Jn nave Torter and the Hun-' Company). Tho editor makes sure that I .?re.u"r'' t"Jvi llmh No Man" Frank
According to the modern code of society I ,..,.... .t.,1,)irn nnd Hhennnl the render Hhnll iinitnrstnml il.em hv! U Pa. k.irl .flenrce H. Iioran Company)
-lit seems that n womnn who leaves her . (.,)many)i aIlll, hrfr0i ,,aH , ,un(llo t.lnclng nn Hngllsh translation on the ' .rZ!.:..'.!!''.''!; Amn.o""',0.'!;'?"'
n i v .uth and a young girl, who, Irt 1 hu"band to live with another married .,.,,,... nH .,,,, n,.,..n ,..nieh the unirn ormosiie. The iiinnciin. ..re cnmi.uny i
t r.,.: her.'ln". fthetnle; in her effort I man may reel a just ree-nuneni u ner , ,,,,,,.. .. ,.nnillmentM to school
her wav into Independence. ; friends fall t" treat her as though noth- ,Ifp t , .hoolbny fallings that War
l.ada her into a needlessly tin-, lug had happened. That Is the, heroine s .n u Kklr(.(1 mmblnes with the b,iy
ji enx in rape, and In her dealings with case; it Is discussed continuously
scout movement in St.
grouped according to subjects and these
are arranged In the English nlphabetlcnl
I The number of books of directions
i brought into being by the new count In
prove ns attractive to young an English publication, "Hoyal Spades! 'American I'.itrlntlun " Jluo Mueniter-
. ,. , ...... ti.i.i ., t , 'rr. iii nun omiia II y. I
he Interval between lils'" ' ", " ,. vwiuam i.inu ..arrieon. jnnn jay
me am ih'nc gypsies; here the nuthor ! throughout the book; her men friends , 'j,,..
s t.ei-.. ,r go. ine look Is very well I'-iiir, ' .. Company), fourth of the series. The bridge keeps Increasing. The latest Is
... .V. .,..., 'hook will
:(IH.i Illlinir. in tin- -.- u nimj.ii.-
me ti.. nnd his socialistic out'-! Knr the older girls the re-olutlnnary Company), by Hascule. the pen name of i chapman
bursts II 0 Wells wrote a simple hi- ! adventures of a young heroine nre car- tho bridge editor of a London hporting
eveie'romance, "The Wheels of Chance," r!ed on to n fourth Mage In "I'eggy newspaper, who is nlsn author of an
recounting the adventures of a shop Owen nnd Liberty." by Lucy Foster authoritative book on unction bridge,
assistant a "counter Jumper," on his I Madison (the I'enn Publishing Coin-I The pictures by Harry J. Westerman
holiday 'it wns humorous bo far ns Mr. I pany. Philadelphia). The war ends nnd for "Tho Young I-aly Across the Way"
Wells can be humorous, It described ,mntrlmony peems Imminent; so this may (John W. Luro Company, Hoston) are
Kngllsh country scenery nnd It put a , end the series. Headers of Loulr-e M. clever. The humorous text by Hoburt
J.,,i nnrt mnnllness Into a rnther pitiful Hrellenbach's "Hndley Hall" rlos (L. f). Hyder makes tho younp; woman con-
i.nil ridiculous tlgure. It was a well I C Page and Company, Hoston) are made , (.Intently stupid und hare brained In all
r'"-n nnd Is full of bright things; It
wi 1 be nJoyed by the reader even if he
ir n.' wlut provoked with It.
T-ere i distinction of style and of
t- .a" In It norell Harnes's "Out of
t' . k; l'. imtnntn's Sons), which
- . -t.mce tho account of the dls-
bv a man nnd a womnn of the
1!'nu ev have In common. To do this
und abe.i the nuthor usen the well
w rn ' Ice of casting them away alone
'1 n t'. pic.il Island. There they grad
in ; v drop the restraints Imposed by
t e ) tp r rs that separated them while
In i l..r-. life, and they speak frankly
f' e.i h other. The girl is womanly and
I 'i rrumter. tho reader will linder-
r. 1 and svmpathbe with her Ideas
en a . rations, the man Is little more
n n f. 1 for her The conventions
'' fl" n are satisfied bv the some
"rn i,i rupt removal of the obstacles
" ''e uiv to their union. This Is nn
ht-r- argument, however; the flrrit
r .' u- of tho two Is chnrmlng, tho
' m'ts are observed with feline)
,'id the horror of the return tn
' -t v life is n brilliant hit nf ob-f-
! n It Is a book that U tar out of
; e , , mirmn run.
:.it ions with Mexico will be ln
' i madi' easier by books like Zann
' . "IiiH-rt Oold" (Harpers), an old
m. lodramatlc tale placed nmong
' events, with tho traditional
- tv between gringo nnd greaser.
" s enn is the boundary between
w nn nnd Ronorn; in the des-ert on
M'lcan side the more Important
' ei ts occur, though the hero hns a
,re'ty arduous evening In a small town
ajitrioR the boundary line. He manages
' re.4, ue nno charming young womnn
- n friend and to find another equally
'o-rrTng for himself. Tho pursuit,
1 'a'or, through tho desert Indicates
whatever his fault" the Mexican Is
r i' .us of his purpose. Wo could
- . spare one ropulslvo American
guard, who Is dragged Into the
r without rhyme or reason. It is
' n ex. :tlng tale, such as it Is.
father late In tho day Louis Tracy
'keM up the Idea of "Kismet" and ap
e"e. 't to New York city In "One Won
"f'l' Vlght" (Edward .1. Clode, New
' but with far less lightness of
ni,', than hi" predecessors, There la
i" d'' iht that the mess his hern runs
ntn q extraordinary nnd complicated
n r t nt he Is kept busy the first night
sfter he has landed. He could have)
had fcvcral hours elep between tha
Peter und the FutrleV Arthur Henrv.
i Prether of the Itnnk, Chicago.)
"IiiMit.cher lrn und I.e.epuch " W. R
Moher. I'll !. and Florence O. .lennay.
I'h. 1 it C Heath nnd Company, Itoiton )
"Tnles of the Mermaid Tavern" Alfred
Noe irrederl-k A Stoke Company.)
llra Faces- Charles McKm.j. mouth.
ton .Miinin i oinpany i
done piece or WorK ana nas now neen acquamieu un mriner ii imiiiih's hi
lidded to Macmlllan's "Modern Fiction the berotno's college courso In "Alma's
Library." Printed on heavy paper, with i Sophomore Year." Somewhat younger
nil of Mr. J. A. Symington's pretty and girls will follow with interest the later
clever pictures, it Is nn amazingly cheap I ndventures of nn entertaining family In
book at the price set for the "Library.") '"rim Hed House Children at Grafton."
Masquerading under the gillso or lie- iy the veteran tory teller, Amanda M.
tlon, Edward Mntt, Woolley ln "Addison
Uroadhurst, Master Merchant" (Double
day, Page and Company) criticises busi
ness methods and suggests Improve
ments. These may bo practical nnd
desirable ; tho lesson that the customer's
wants must be studied and gratllled has
been learned hy Germany and is one
cause of her commercial success; It may
perhaps be applied to tho retail trade by
more Intelligent methods thnn Mr. Wool
ley Biiggests. Fictitious business, how
ever Is as futile as fictitious polltiew. If
the advocates of cfllclency havo lm
provoments tn propose they must Justify
them by facts that can be proved and
not by stories.
Books for tbe Voun.
in the thorouKh unnersianuing
what really counts in life In the woodH
nnd the open and of what Kives lntereet
to tales t)f Indians and pioneers Joseph
A. Altsheler has proved himself a
worthy successor to tho veteran Edward
S, Ellis. His stories are an entertaining
for grownup readers as for boys, since
the only mark that they nro Juveniles
Jles In the selection of boys for the
heroes. In "Tho Texan Scouts" (Ap
iiletonB). he continues his account of
! the romantic events that occurred when
Americans wero obtaining control of the
debatublo land on tho Mexican frontier,
and In this volume he deals with the
tragic tale of the fall of the Alamo. It
Is a Stirling story, which has the fault
at this time of arousing preludlce
agaluet the Mexicans.
Many Inleri'Stlng details of life and
manners In Macedonia, the every day
matters that happen to a child In a vil
lage or small country town, have been
The story of one of tho great dis
asters of the century, and more partic
ularly of the organization of the relief
work, with a study of the results. Is
contained ln "San Francisco Hellef Sur
vey" (Survey Associates), u volume
published by tho Hussell Sage Founda
tion. It Is a condensation of the much
more voluminous reports made by six
special investigators, which, while In
tended prlmnrlly to Inform those en
gaged ln charity nnd other relief
work, will prove of great Interest to
tho genernl public as well.
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"The Heart of a Soldier " tten. Qeorffe K.
Plekett (Seth Moyle. New Y'ork.)
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Inside the Hopes " Charles R. Van Iian.
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' A Modern Pilgrim tn .Mecca." A. J B.
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"The Knae of lUainonds." nthel M. I)e
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Douglass, who delights children now as
she did their mothers (Lothrop, Leo
and Shepard Company). Those still
younger will bo glad to learn what be
falls Amy Hrooks's little heroine Prun
ln "Prue's Jolly Winter," sixth of the
serlen (Lothrop, Lee and Shepnrd Com
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ing kindness tn people and winning their I
lovo In a previous book hy Emma C CTARV OP DAM AMP)
Dowd keeps on doing the same In "Polly . WfV, I Uf TrtiN tiLJ
of Lady Gay Cottago" (Houghton Mif
flin Company). Sho has a knack for
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plained, we fancy that she
again In rurtner dooks
The essay ns a form of literature has
almost become extinct; the real essay,
thnt Is to Bay. In which a man of rip
ened knowledge chatted Intelligently
almut matters that concern most peoplo
with a touch of humor, a dash of sen
timent, perhaps, hut never with n sol
emn and evident purpose to Improve
nnd edify. Many who could write them
havo turned to tho mom prnlltablo line
of fiction; others who retain tho form
have some axe tn grind, some serlmis
mission tn fulfil, some Information to
give or earnrst views to Impart on
nature, art, literatim, morals, "uplift"
or something of the sort. Among the
few surviving devotees of n forgotten
i Ink on pale heliotrope page, Leonard
. Stuart's "The Great God Pan" (The
I Tudor Society) manages to Impart,
lioui un llll'iu pnyniltll Mjiyr.u uui r,
wimething of tlie delicacy nnd Imagery
which characterize tho text of the hook.
It seems a bit unbecoming to use that
"It can be readily seen from these
poetic fables that simple credulity and
a love of the supernatural th belief
ln magic and miracleshas been uni
versal from the earliest times. Un
fortunately It prevulls to an extraordl-
iihrase "the text of tho book." Some- . nnrv decren In modern davs.
how, th printed symbols nre partlcu- i Religion has been oppressed by the
larly unobtrusive throughout theta
pages, almost obliterated by a subtle
spirit which rin'B up from beneath
and submerges them,
It Is an "all time story" harking
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