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THE SUN, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1916. -
BOOKS OF THE WEEK SEEN IN . REVIEW AND COMMENT
OF THE SEASON'S
A Thrilling Tale of Dreadful War A Charming
Heroine and Wild Wood Adventures.
Mrs. Bosher Presents a Sincere Heroine Books by
Warwick Deeping, Maurice Hewlett and Others.
Collected Short Tales of the Wild West, of Kentucky
and of the Mexican Border Useful Books.
The cpilORiio should be rcail Una'
In Beulah Marie Dlx's story of "The
Battle Months of George Daurelln"
(Duffield nnd Company). In tho epi
logue the reader U detlcd to square the
geography of the talc with the points
of the compass, nnd doubly detled to
say that one character Im meant to bo
a Frenchman nnd another a Teuton.
The defiance to Justified; the reader
who doos not beKln with the last page
of the tale will bo a Rood deal puz
zled. Ho will And himself going
"north" with Ucorgo to the battle
front, having started from a "king
dom" where the men "enlist." George
Is a Lieutenant In the Hoyal Light
Horse, and he Is not yet 21 when he
.in.. .nUnrtlrtlv away "In the Hattlc
Autumn of 1914."
George's character Is tnlxcd. He Is
a ruthless soldier and n poet. Joyce
Averlll, the American heroine of the
tale, Is moro than once revolted by the
cruelty that ho display?. "Thcro's
some dignity In murder, even in ar
on. But petty larceny, malicious
tnlachlcf! You should have had thirty
days hard labor, every man of you.
It waa muckerlsh." So Joyce to
George, whose troop had sacked her
uncle's house. George's capture by the
enemy, his escape from brutal guards,
his dreadful experience In a mountain
village that was bombarded from an
aeroplane there are some chapters In
tho story that will make the reader
catch his breath.
A Qnliotr In rrttlrnnt.
An absurd fancy Is carried out very
rettlly In Ruth Bawyer'B Seven Miles
from Ardcn (Harpers). An Impulsive
Irish Kirl overhear the harsh dls
missal of a young man whom she docs
not see by the Klrl ho was engaged
to. She undertakes to set things right
and starts In pursuit, but only catches
sight of a suit of clothes turning the
corner. From Manhattan the chase
lead her somewhere out In the coun
try, she loses her money and is helped
on by her wits and by luck. This
turns her to the open road where she
meets a tramp, and the two wander
about very pleasantly but never get
near the young woman's goal. By
the time the two have become good
friends and the reader has guessed who
the tramp Is he will hope the author
will put off tho Inevitable end so as
ta Detroit of moro wild wooa aaven
tures. The heroine Is charming, bright
and fantastical; she holds tho stage
continuously and keeps the reader's
eye on her.
A Woman Who Wouldn't.
To avoid a proposal of marrlago
from a man whom she loves but who
ahe Is stiro loves her best friend, a
married woman, a young girl runs
away in Isabel C. Clarke's Only Anne
(Benslger Brothers. New York).
(Though an Kngllsh girl she has
achieved almost American Indepen
dence She Is foiled by running Into
a ludicrously Impertinent family with
which she Is acquainted nt Zermatt.
The man follows her, proposes and Is
rejected. Sho returns to Kngland, finds
,a quiet shelter whero her friend visits
her, and the story of her adventure
becomes known and her friend mis
judges her. Tho man has gone to
Africa: a youth who admires him
greatly comes Into the heroine's life and
and falls In love with her; she refuses
him and he suspects that she loves his
hero. For her sake ho goes to Africa
to rescue htm when rumors of his
death arrive; ho finds him and brines
him back. Meanwhile tho Incon
venient husband has died, his widow
la free and the heroine reunites
her with her lover. The two who sac
rifice themselves unselfishly are drawn
splendidly; the people about them
think only of themselves. The author
has made many of them comical, but
the humor Jars somewhat when It Is
made to torture the unfortunate girl.
It Is an artistic and extremely well
A Stclt-er of Knotrlrdsr.
An attractlvo young society woman
decides to cut looso from her ac
quaintances anil llnd out what other
peoplo are like In Kate Langley Hostl
er's People I.IK' That (Harpers). Sho
tells her own story and makes it plain
that she has no desire for slumming or
for social work, hut wants to learn
how people live nnd feel. Most of her
friends drop her. others remonstrate
with h(r, especially a fashionable
cousin whom she converts to grind
works. In tliiio and a- conservative
young man who wishes to murry her.
She has experiences with the poor,
with factory workers and especially
with girls who have gone wrong. The
tragic story of one of theso Is brought
homo to her lover's family, and his ef
forts to set It rlcht malm him undcr
atand the narrator's point of view.
They Join In foiling a worldly mother
by conniving nt her duughtor'H
making a lovo match and decide to
marry themselves. The young worn-
nn's solemnity of purpose is much
lightened as tho story proceeds; she
seeks to call attention to conditions
rather than to suggest nodes of relief
and sho apparently advocates tho sin
gle standard of morality,
tinrilrnlna and n fllrl.
Though a crafty old Irishman's
matchmaking schemes and n pretty
nnd efficient girl distract the attention
somewhat, It Is tho praise of hortlcul-1 ft
turo that fills Frances Duncan's 7N- p
bcrla of Itoiebcrrji Garden (Double-4
day, 1'age and Company). Tho peoplo i
In the nursery are very attractive, the
..,mf lA,n .I'ltl. V. I u , -1 h ' r. .1 o rt tif-ntT
ress. the skilled experimenter, the (ro described vividly
genial foreman with his blarney nnd
tho engaging girl who Is Interested In
every detail of tho business. Between
them they manage to convey a lot ot
Information about plants of all kinds,1
about methods of handling them and
marketing them. The young man who
appears nnd carries off the heroine Is
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I JtttH .mJJbW I r- r-r- -rT 1
1M- ' bbH "FEMINISM'.4 f DODD. MEAD)
The Individual scenes lili.-A !.vb4b4b4b4b4b4b4b4b4b4b4b4b4R
"COUNTER d URREN1
. rather forced.
Mr. Hewlett' Title ot Old Norway.
Gunnar Helming wns a merry man
and a mild mannered man until he
was vexed; end he killed a god. and
took thn pod's woman. Hlgrld, and ao
gave Maurice Hewlett his story of
I'rev ami III Wife (Itohert M. Mc-
Bride and Company). The story grew
almost an Intruder; he probably would. out of tho misdeeds of Ogmtind Bnv-
not have won Her if he had not pro-1 w, among warriors had the
vlded her with a gardening Job. The ,m f chapman. His mean spirit
people aro so pleasant In this story I made him foully murder his enemy
that wo grudgo the time and space and lay the burden of circumstantial
evidence upon unlucky Gunnar. Gun
nar tied over the mountains Into
devoted to gurdenlng.
A Husband's Trnnsarrulnn,
There Is so much tnlk of a man's spell
of restlessness and craving for ndven-
Kweden, where he' won tho love of the
young "wife" of Frcy, the wooden Idol.
He put a stop to human sacrifice to
tures and so much stress put on tho ) the god. whose Inanimate carcass he
other woman's strenuous p.ist In War- i split with his axe, after treating It In
wick Doeplng's Brlduc nt Dcstrr (Itob- ' a way that no god with nny respect
ert M. McBiide nnd Company, New for his position and person would have
York) that the reader Is led to expel i submitted to. Impersonating the fallen
moro than a vulgar Intrigue. The man ' Idol, he accepted rich offerings of food
is a writer, hannllv married, whose ' ami gold; wns at last found by his
wifp Is his Intellectual comrade as well
as the woman he loves. Ho meets in
adventuress who wants him chtelly
In order to take him from the other
woman; his Imagination Is fired and he
faithful nnd clever brother, Sigurd,
and, assured. of the king's pardon, re
turned to the land of Olaf with his
bride, his child nnd his treasure. Og
mund was baptized first nnd hanged
dreams of all kinds of adventures with I afterward; he was thrnll born, and as
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nor. ne nenaves snamuiy io ins wr.e i '- - ....... . ......
in every way and elopes with the other marked nt the end, "Thrall's blood will
woman: thev bo to I'arls. to Monte "how Itself" And so In this straight-
Carlo nnd to Switzerland and are dread- forward talc of adventure and romance
fully bored with each other. The wife ' have In Sigurd's part n detective
nroenrvoii thn nrnnrtollr. hv an vine I "tory, I" Gunilnr 8 and FrCy S and
that her husband has pone away for I ."Igrld's a tale of tho downfall of the
1,1. .aitii -,.nu r,n,in,u- fnr ! debased superstition which followed
to return to his senses. That does nu ,l14' worship of thn old gods nnd
I lie nrsi welcoming 01 i.iirisii.iiiuy.
take long; when he Is ashamed of hH t
conduct he goes back to her and Is
forgiven. The passion that mlKht ex
cuse this performance Is wholly lack
ing; the solo reason seems to be tjiat
the .man wns bored by domestic bliss.
tUTHOR OF FEMINISM"
velopment nnd an account of the peo
ple who live In It. Then the work of
the various departments Is described,
police, lire prevention, fducation,
health, followed by accounts of the
growth of the city's Industries, of tho
various public organization", of the
public utilities, nnd so on, and ending
with the description of the tiiunkip.il
government and schemes for the fu
ture. It Is a book thnt should tie
copied by every city In the land.
Hints on Conking.
Jt Is Impossible to condense the most
Intimate of all arts Into n volume of
tho size of the A 11 C of Cooktmi (Har
pers), and Christine Terhune Herrlck,
the competent and experienced daugh
ter of Marlen Harland, hns not tried
to do It. She has packed the little
book with useful hints and Improve
ments that will help even tho most ex
pcrlenced of housekeepers. She dwells
throughout on the essential things and
shows the cook what she should aim
Irtng Oat Streets. j
Under1 the title Cilu Vlnnnlnu (G. P.
Putnam's Sons) Charles Alulford lloli
Inson issues a new edition, revised and
enlarged, of the book published live
years ago under the title "The Width
and Arrangement of Streets." That
title described the book perfectly, for
It Is with the Important matter of the
streets that the author occupies him
self entirely. Ills application of scien
tific and testhetlc tests to the subject
and his demonstration of their com
mercial value are worthy of careful
consideration by alt communities,
A technical treatise cm the methods
of estimating the present value of
iiMIc 'flWir.1 and of calculating the
returns on the Investment has Iwen
written by Hammond V. Hayes, Ph. I).
(D. Van Nostrand Company). While
directed chiefly to accountants and 1
engineers, the author's arguments ami I
demonstrations arc put so clearly that
even the reader devoid of technical
knowledge, who may he required to In
vestigate the matter, will find It easy
to understand him.
THE WAR IN EASTERN EUROPE
And Pictured by
Intense with color nnJ life, humor, human joy. uml human sulterinc
in Russia, tho Balkans, Salonlca and Constantinople. "The ido-a im
portant thing to know about the war,44 says Mr. Need In his preface, h
how the different peoples live; their environment, tradition ami the
revealing things they do nnd say.4 And all this no one is more fitter)
than ho to tell, for during his entire trip he was constantly in tlieeloen
contact with people of all sorts and conditions.
IT". llt'TIF.M, UN IMIWKIt", ITS
Itl'IMtllTtIM I' I KM, IT
By WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
The author's views of the rel
ative values of our system nnd
the Knglish. of the relations of
the President to the authorities
of the various States, of tho
question of appointments, etc.,
are enhanced by incident and
experience of the author.
By JOSKPH BUCKLIN BISHOP
A history of the great pres.
idential campaigns delightfully
written and illustrated with con
temporary political cartoons. It
abounds in dramatic nnoedotp
and incident ol the personalities,
ambitions and reputations of
WODEHOUSE, AN AMERICAN
HUMORIST OUT OF ENGLAND
Mr. Hewlett seems a little Inconslst
flit, at page 14R, when he gives 8igrtd
poetic metaphors for expression of the
conflict in her mind which Is else
where more subtly and realistically in
dicated. The story has Just enough
Mvngser, anil Is a clever adaptation of
old Norse tales.
I lie Wild W rnt.
All Men llrnthrra.
It Is a plea for tha removal of nil
raco prejudices, rather than n story,
that the Hev. Charles M. Sheldon Iris
written In Of One Wood (Small. May
nnrd and Company, Boston). The
story opens with n prizo oratorical Kicht of the short stories by Ham
contest In ii Kansas college which has . , Carland Included In They of thi
among Its students fourteen varldrs uwi, Trnih (Harpers), If taken to
ot human beings, differing In Inn- j aether present the favorite galaxy of
guagc, color, religion and nice. The the old time Wild West heroes, con--winncr
of tho contest Is a negro of ' boys, prospectors, gun men and so on.
extraordinary mental ability and great Tlioy are entertaining nnd exciting,
amiability. As the outcome of an mi- tIu other story, much longer than the
Just accusation against' him a club ,f.st, brines In a newer element, con
Is formed In which all the nat tonalities ypn at'o n and the feret raneers,
aro gathered Htid their common Im- , though It t a love story,
nmiilly Is demonstrated. Tin- chh f
actors In the sul.-eiient rather dis- ,,"r'' K"-niiirk Tlr.
connected episodes aie the negro. jn nf.nrly every one of the nine sto-
.lew, a Kentucky mountaineer who i.e., .,, m.illn(.,i .. Irvln S. Cobb in Old
comes a preacher and a plain Amerl
can nowspaper man who loves a
Jewess who repels him. They singly
and together help In carrying out re
forms that Mr. .Sheldon advocates. A
description of an attempted lynching Is
tho most dramatic Incident In tha
book, which probably will appeal to ths
special public that the author addresses.
A jlnnltnrlnm Ttomnncr,
Most of the events lu Charles It,
Lerrigo's Thn Untitle of Chrer (Flem
ing H. Hevell Company) occur In n
sanitarium for tuberculosis patients.
Tho plain sensible talks of the old
doctor In homely dialect about health
and philosophy and other mutters ate
enjoyable and tho love affair between
the lawyer nnd tho younger nurse Is
properly conducted. There Is humor
in tho encounter between the b.irber
and the (juacK, There Is much need
lessly complicated melodrama about
tho quack and his appliances, more In
tho nature of the magazine exposutes
than of Hctlon, that hamper tho story
Judge I'rlrit (Oeorge H. Doran Com
pany) that amiable Jurist, alone or
with tho tho aid of his companions,
succeeds In felting things right. Ihe
humorous tone does not prevent the
Ktorles from being drnmatlo or even
tragic. They nre nil entertaining and
some are very, good etorleti Indeed.
The l.awlrai Border.
Tho hero of former tales by Rugene
Manlove Hhodea shows all his admir
able brain power nnd physical effi
ciency In The Uetlrc of the Moth
(Henry Holt and Company) In order
to help the girl he loves nnd the man
Mio cares for out of a bad scrape. He
foils the plot of n corrupt sheriff and
meets a number of interesting deni
zens of tho Mexican border. It Is an
exciting and well arranged tale.
aid every etep In hie description
Whether as a reminder of past pleas
ure or an Incitement to share In It the
handsome volume serve its purpose
A convenient and Illuminating hand
book has been prepared by Charles 8.
Macfarland in The Churchei of the
federal Council (Fleming H. Itevell
Company) to explain the scheme
for united action on the part of many
Protestant denominations. First he
describes each denomination, giving a
summary of Its history, an account of
Its organization and exposition of the
essential portions of Its creed, show
ing in what It differs from other de
nominations. Then briefly he, explains
how the Federal Council came Into ex
istence and what It hopes to accom
plish, with a full account of Its organ
' izatlon. The book is Invaluable to
every one who Is Interested In any way
In the movement.
l'f on International tin,
The dally occurrence of Incidents
Involving International relations nivei
timely Importance to the volume of
Jnicrnnffonal Cases, prepared as n
class room text book by Kllcry C. Sto.
well and Henry F. Munro of Columbia
University (Houghton Mifflin Com
pany), "jhc first volume, now at hand,
following Oppenhelm's arrangement,
deals with questions that arise in time
of peace; a subsequent volume will
probably treat of war. The cases se
lected are the leadjng ones or el"e typ
ical Instances on each point of tho
subject; they are not often given In
full, hut either In nn abstract or with
the portions quoted that give them
Importance. The value of the book in
the class room Is manifest; to the
general reader It supplies nt onco the
gist of cases that are likely to be
mentioned at any moment In public
prints an the point determined arises
again In the present International
The task of Informing citizens about
the essential things that every one
of them ought to know nnd none but
professional politicians really know
has been undertaken by the Cincinnati
Chamber of Commerce, which has ar
ranged for the preparation of The. Clf
lifn'.i Boot by Charles It, Hebble anil
Frank I. Cioodwln (Stewart nnd Kldd
Company. Cincinnati), a handsome,
well Illustrated volume. It opens with
tho history of the city and Its de-
England Is minus on entertaining
young humorist and America l plus the
same. His name is IVlham Orenvllle
Wbdehouse, but hi- now terms himself
an American writer despite his name
nnd his accent For he Uvea on Central
Park West and drives a Hludcbnker car
and contributes exuberant serials to the
Saturday Kiening I'nit tor large sums
than all of which what can bo more
, Also he flnrti It easier to win nppre
elation for bis brand of humor from
the American than from the Ilngllsh
public; and the natural Inference Is that
his brand la American brand. Mr.
Wodehouse does not try to conceal nis
preference for the American veriety.
"American humorists." he said the other
day. sitting In his study In his Central
Park West apartment, "are so ntiove
Utigllfh humorists that there Is no com
parison. The English humorist l what
vou d call genteel -Willi in mum con
tinually on what his grandmother will
think when she reads his work and
what the clergyman will think and his
aunts and the university nnd tho public
school he attended.
"Over hre one doesn't have to be so
careful The American humorist H
straightforward. He in't afraid to take
a chance. He kUcs himself free play
and feels that his rcadirs will respond,
lie Im't self-conscious."
"Were you self-conscious when you
conducted your column on the London
OJobef the visitor uslted. .Mr Wode
house begun his career with tins humor
ous column called "lty the Way."
n.ither'" (No. I"1 lH"'' entirely
Ainerl.-Hidred yet!) "I always had to
send my proofs to u sub-editor for ap
proval can you iniHgine one ... ,. ....-
lie begins with hut one incident nnd
then hammers away until he has wotkrd
out an entire plot.
"'Uneasy Money." my new noel," he
said, "grew out of the Idea that It
would be a good situation to have a
chap who had been drinking hard
touched on tho knee by a monkey From
that one situntlon the plot expanded
backward and forward."
Mr Wodehouse Is one of the 'writers
who think their work out in detail be
fore beginning the actual writing.
"1 never start writing until every
detail Is thought out," he said. "When
I start writing I work very steadily
and quickly. I seldom do less than
ll.OOfl words a day. On my new story
I did 20,000 words last week. Some
times of course I hae to sit at the
tpewrlter nji hour or no before the
inspiration' conies, I think the tpc-
nrlter is a wonderful aid to writing.
One can see Just what one's nrltlna;
then there's something stimulating about
It too. I even nm writing the lyrics
for a musical comedy on the type
writer. Mr Wodehouse' s first work, besides
hl humorous column on the London
Glnbr. wns n series nf bnv"' Mnrte.
written around public school life In Kng-
THE STORIES OF H. C. BUNNER
The best-loved of Bunner's stories nre hero collected in n convenient
edition of two volumes. The FIRST SKIUES contains "The .Midi;e,"
"The Story of a New York House,44 and "Jersey Street nnd Jersey l.ane.'4
The SECOND SKRIKS includes the croup of stories original!;, pub
lished under the titles "Love in Old Cloathes44 and "Zadoe l'tne."
.SnW stparalcly, rath il.ti nrt
THE CONSCRIPT MOTHER
By KOHKRT HKRRICK
Author nf "The Matter of the Inn."
Nothing could more perfectly
convev the tension of the last
moments in Rome before Italy's
entrance into the war or picture
n more intensely typical instance
of an Italian mother's sacrifice.
The story is perhaps the finest
bit of short fiction the war has
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
By JKSSK LYNCH WILLIAM'S
Author of "And ,o They Were Mnirlwt 1
Full of playful satire nf re
marriage, this story of the
happy rearrangement of four
utterly mismated people it one
of the most inimitably funn
and delightfully modern "lot.'c
short stories," Mr. Williams ha'
iO rrn'x nrt
FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK
land. Then came, when he was 28
years old, what he terms the "great
crisis," He came to the t'nltpd States .
for a two or three weeks holiday and ,
sold hl flrM grownup story to Cof
lirr't. Instead of returning to Kngland
In two or three weeks he stayed here
all that e:r. Pince that time he
lias ment two or three months out of
eich cnr In this country, until 1914,
when he came over on the last voy
nge of the Ktnnprlnzesiln fecdie S.nee
l.e Is disqualified fr.r lighting service by
dofe.'ile eviolght he ha" spent the tlni.i
over here becoming a regular Amen. nu
on what appeared InW
Jim hud ulterU cof
ilcililieil a 'inn an
driven him from joi.
pre-ence onl it...
qilently IoiIIm -o. r .
had totnllv mi- itke
him. would jou U r .
enoiiuh lo eat liuml '
A llnrvnrd Poiiterl.
Until the hrrnlne of thn Itcv. Michael
Karls'a .Varfo of thr. House. It'Antvra
I licnzlger Brothers) find her Jewess
friends tire attractive girls; wo could
have wished them detached from tlio
somewhat absurd villains who perse,
cute them. Tho most coherent thread
In the story Is tho conversion of tho
Harvard man with an undeserved lit
erary reputation to Catholicism by his
study of Jewish history and conditions
at the time nf the destruction of .leiu
siilem by Til us. The reason for llin
conduct of other chaiacteis is rather
hard to follow and Ihe connecllim nf
peoplo that are far separated seems
Possibilities nf Divorce.
With a straight face Jesse Lynch
Williams pleads the beauty of divorce
In Itematinu Time, (diaries Scrlbner's
H Sons) and logically demonstrates its
uosuiiiiiy uiu itrKiiniv.ui, ui hiu
quartet who exchange partners are
unanswerable, If some old fashioned
ideas are dropped hh the author does,
and their combined domestic bliss Is
Idyllic. Though perhaps unconven
tional for the moment the arrange
ment may becomo n common one, Tha
reader will share the children's per
plexity regarding their parents. Tho
satire Is consistent, tho humor Is
niaiked, if it. may seem grim to some,
and tlio story will ho read with
IU KTO.V KI.I.VK.
"Immanuel Kant is said never to have
travelled further than twenty miles fron
Koenlgshrrg," iwjs llurton Kline, author
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xrsX,:;. u?. &i ,f
deleted this 'not suited t' 'Ud Sub- ( tntlre absence of adventure was neves
scrlber" that loo knockabout.' I .il-1 saiy lo a Critluim of 1'ure Itenson'
w-ivs had to kvep in mind those Old , what sort of a thing Is to be expected
Subset Iheis who never wanted to laugh from my friend Charles Wellington Tur
out loud--Jut chuckle. That's why , long, who has packed into his brief lmst
there are few rowdy Kngllsh humorists among other such Incidents as crossing.
"And Kngl Hid has nothing to compare j to Africa Is a 60 foot schooner, trllles as
with the "stuff turned out by the cunite the record for sticking through twelve
supplements here--stuff like I'ontnlne I nnd a fraction neconds on the bull nt the
KoVs and Hnggs s JuM l'- ' the bcM IVti.lleton rounflup.
humoious stiUT In America.' I "A life like mine, safely between these
Wither does Mr Vod house believe i two ,itrems, I hope mny produce n
that the pie-etit day Kngllsh novel is so , Vrlthp f Pure Noubenie' III other
superior to the Aiii'erii an noel us most . words a rational etlinnte of life. It
of in profess to bellee. has heeu sensationally free from sensa-
"I can't see why that stuff is , tlon. Horn in Pennsylvania, in one of
tremendously good that 'realism,' " he I the beauty pots of the .State, ot Iiutch
ssld "Hut fr some teuton one has, am r,m;sh stock (tho Kline Is said to
to write It In order to be recognized h.iv percolated through Iirr.itne), my
In Kngland. The beauty ot writing for ' hoyhuod justed off successfully and
American readers Is that they won't hilariously In another beauty spotthe
stand for a man's writing three hooka heart of Virginia, !ird, how those
Just to report! a neros unnruuut 11. uarecicvii, larruping oays 111 me i'run
on in thn time he's :v jean om.
in.lst on -(oriea. Homn of tile siories
may be bad. hut the chances are that
If a writer trim long enough hell ftn.Ul
write a (rood one. And thnt, to me,
seems a better thing for him to do
than to epend his time studying himself,
writing of all the petty details of his
own joiitb. and so on"
No one cm deny that Mr todehiu-e
.writes real "stories," Ihe kind that's
called "a rattling good ynm " He nets
Ideas from the newejiarers, and his wife
finds short story plots for him. Ofh.'ii
haza of a Virginia September do stick
In the memory!
"After those days the record might
run, briefly: A little learning, a deal
of hard work, a Utile laj a little
alcohol, ditto nicotine, holy -matrimony,
one child and one book. I nover had
time to take n degree nnywhere, from
kindergarten to Harvard. A lucky
opening on the Hostnn 7'rus.'crlif pulled
jne away from possibilities at Harvard
and made me a patriarch at a stroke.
I've strayed far enough to have seen
tho Thames, the Seine and the Ithlne,
but never the Mississippi th murk of
a good .V't rrloan
"With the swift smite of necessity
my dad, having been struck by phrases
In letters of mine tuok thought and
without my knowing It got me n Job as
n rtnorter on a little Inland piper lu
, Pennsylvania, I promptly got tired for
Kate ..angley l.osher rltten a j "J;, irrT&'WT."!:
book of life in the slums that's different.! ,iUys,;i,:llla,fri,:i Svr, ..othlngl appreciated! Hy errand of course was
im iiun. i u, j.on.ir. ... 10 .i.u .... iieeoiiml sliei . rue trviiri e i .
slums but revesl what the people of Ms thai we don't want to face unpleasant
thn slums think of their more fortunate nes, or wo find excuses for leaving them
MRS. BOSHER, "PEOPLE LIKE
THAT," AND OURSELVES
Introduction by EX-AMBASSADOR HERRICK.
INDORSED BY CLEMENCEAU. Former Premier of France.
PASSED BY THE CENSOR
By WYTHE WILLIAMS, Paris correspondent of The New York Times.4
Contains a wonderful military map. never More ulli-!ioil. show me
the whole line of the German trenches in the faiiiou-. "sector north of Arr. s."
Mr. Williams was in I'Viince at the outbreak of w.ir, iind he vi- had exceptional
advantaues of seeinu the march of events from the standpoint of an Anirruaii
in l-ranc". 'Ihe .-uitlior has Hie confidence of Mr. Ilcrrick, Clemence.'iti, ;ind
many of the ItcpcIi otncink both military ami civilian.
'rice $1.50 net. At any bookstore.
E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY, 681 Fifth Ave., N. Y.
The most attractive, and enjoyable
of tlio I'aclllc coast expositions, tho
ran Inn out of a harmonious artistic
conception that lias appealed to all
v Isltors, is described by I'lugen Neil
buns in The Win Diego Harden far
il'.iul F.lder and Company, San Krun
clsiii), aided hy numerous fine pho
toKiaph.s, In a manner that will convey
l i thn.-o far nway sotno Idea of the
beauty they have missed. The fair Is
to bo kept open for another year and
It Is to be hoped that tho buildings
and gardens will bo preserved for u
much longer period, Mr. Neuhaus's
ilesctlptlon is n model of what such a
monograph should be; he begins with
a bit of the old Spanish history, fol
lows it up with an explanation of the
architecture tho padres developed, then
ho describes tlio buildings with the
models they were, taken from and
wind up with th gurdeni. Itcturw
The title of the book "People Ukc
That" (Just published by the Harpers)
Is axpresslve. We have all heard It
"there's no use trying to do anything for
people like that."
It Is In protest against this mental and
sietunl attitude thai Mrs. Kosher has
written her book. She wanted to show
the human side of "people llkn that," to
show the hopelessness of their situation
unless their more fortunate fellows really
unileiHtand it, and to reveal that the un
fortunates, In turn, cynically term us
"people like that."
Mrs. Hoslier, who lives In Itlclmumd,
but who Is visiting in Philadelphia, came
over to New York Inst week lo witness
the publication of her lsok, She was
asked how her own Interest In "people
ilka that" had srro-.vr..
".My brother Is head of a hospital lu
IVshmond," she said, "and I saw there
tho pitiful results of Ifrnoraiico among
tho poor, out of which they could not
lift thomsolves, and which tlu rest of us
didn't like to countenance, s being un
pleasant, and I have for a long time
belonged to certain groups which make
It their earnest purpose to seo how they
can best help. And they have found
that the only way Is to understand,
sympathetically, and to recognize these
people as tiuman beings
"I don't mean that we must senti
mentalise In order to sympathize, rrn
the contrary, facing the truth is the only
wsy to help mutters. Hut we must fa.
our responsibilities. Wo prefer, nearly
nil of us, to shut our eyes to them and
ay 'Oh, you can't do anything with
"In my book I've made my heroine
come to a realization of her responsi
bility In this direction. Sho decides to
leave her comfortable home nnd go down
to live In an old house that had be
longed to her grandfather in a neighbor
hood that formerly had been in Istnciattc
lull was now worse than dec.ijed. She
bad no relatives to hold her back from
the mad scheme Iter friends vveie hor
rilled and her Malice was almost es
tranged, Hut she persisted. Sho wasn't
uolng down there to Mody the slums, f.be
cald, but Just to live among those iwnplo
and (hid out what thev thought of petvnle
"She found out, And she found her
self readjusted In the schemo of things.
What she found out and that consequent
readjustment are J'.!"' t,,n thloe l wish
many other people could experience. I'or
then there would be moro hope for 'peo
ple llltn that.'
"She met a girl who hud gone wrong,
One of my greatest fears Is tint readers
may misunderstand and say, 'Oh, here's
another of those uiidei world stories, pic
luring the life there,' Hut that's not tho
rase, That unfortunate girl Is Just a
human helug, with human Instincts and
hamllciipiied by Ignorance and hopeless.
ness, It Is In that light my heroine
conies to sec her, and it Is In that light
T have tiled to lsnlray her.
"My hook does not attempt to solve
an ptolilems. It uierelv puis I lie caso.
Hut If all of us would only open our
eyes to that case, then (hern would 'he
hope for solving the problems of 'people,
like that.4 44
these windmills of fame lu th's child
like confidence. I did run home when
the mone.v tan out and nude a satire
of the whole proceeding for the Hoeton
TriiriMTfpf, which led to something. Hut
the whole performance would have been (
vvoith all It c.st to my self-love If It
had contained nothing but two or three
brief Interviews with liilllp Hale, tho
critic of music. In thoe two sessions
he taught me more about writing than 1
ever learned later from dear old Ass
Hill at Harvard. He had printed one or
two of my pieces In his mulc,il maga
zine, and so he generously took me In 1
hand, even as Dr. Hale and l'rof, Nor- ,
ton the'ii-clve-i had never done'
"'.Mr Kline,' said Mr. Hale, 'when'
om manuscripts came to me I llvst
thought you we-e a middle agtd imin.
gram who had come to tins country
only a few vearx before and who had
Imperfeitly imMered the Kngllsh Ian-1
guage This to one already proud of
his 'style.' And ng.iln, 'Mr. Kline, I
read the rottenest things that nre
printed In JSngllsh, Trench and Ciermati.
Hut In the very lottenest of those I've
never seen anything so rotten ax yours.'
And again, 'Mr. Kline, If you could sit
down to a broad fheet of paper nnd fill
It full of short sentences, no matter
whether they made senso or not, merely
to have written them down would b a
great achievement for you.'
"It was Instruction In bayonst form,
but I never had better.
"When the satlro 'An Onslaught cm
Fame" came out In the Boston Tran
serfnf I fancied that I was made. Noth
ing of the sort Ml that resulted was
n bllrzard of rejection slips a wholo
"Then a friend made pnpl first
ear it Ilurvard. The plan was that I
s'ould s-ion he felf-supportlng through
authorship. Hut the loss nf :i father and
u mother a short time before put an
einotinn.il slop to pi oduetion.
"Then came the Job on the TroiMcHpf,
slncn when I have been a magazine ed
ltor myself, one nf those fiendish ogres
who once looked like dogged enemies
to me. That Job ton hax taught me
things unknown when the rejection slips
were mowing In. It does really hurt
lo turn bnek the unwanted thine.
know the feelings nt tho other end nf
the transaction when the postman cills
with the long, fat envelope,
"I'inally, on tho rainy Sundays of the
past two or Ihice yeatx. there bos hap
pened the thing that I dreamed on the
donr-tep when I ring the bell on Kdvvard
Kvoretl II, lie It has taken longer than
I evpected to he out III a book for the
tlrst time "
117 17' H7H .) VrH 1)1)'
WEB of STEEL
thi-. cm Ai n n
oi- TMi: norr hy
CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
FATHER AND SON
A I.I. HOOKSKLI.KK". 1 X'. n-
iMi.it was an adventure! 1 went to
seo Kdvvard Kverett Hale and Charles
Kllot Norton to be set a swiftly as pos
sible along the path of f.une. They
Immediately and naturally asked me:
What did yoit come to Hostou for',"
A simple question enough, but one that
I found It bard to answer on tne spot,
lire.itiilng It over befoiehaud I had
visions of drifting Into casual couversi
Hon with there great men and striking
them dumb with tho profundity of my
observations on tho Immorality of Ihe
H-nil or the needs of the republic. The
.onseoiiencn would bo that Kdvvaid
l'.verett Hale would sit down at once to delpli a His father i( ,i ,ivver who has both with
his desk and command some nosion pun-, vvruien iuoi,s on piiiinipiiicil siihlc.-K
lMicr to fetch out theso ols-ei-vatlmis in: He is descended from seveia! old I'hili-
booh After that Immeill.ite gie.iuii ss, ueipaia i.iiiiines aim went to (Sermon
('II tlll.l'.S VV IIAIITO.V STIMtK
I'li.uies Wharton Stork was born 1'eb
rti.irv 2, at (terniantow n. I'hi'a-
"The Jewish Kipling"
The moat nole.w.irlliv iiiilrttmtlnn
in Jrlh nuloo Hhlth li.i. .iniM-arM
In Ihe Uxt decHite.
By SAMUEL GORDON
Thi scenes of the stories ti'e 1 i
in Austria, CJalicia. Russia. I'
and Kastorn Parkin, nnd o"e
vivid and panoramic picture rf
Jewish life in what now. unl.apr.i.
are the great Kuropean "'em
tt.96 n. At any btvlsiotr
E.P. OUnON 4 CO . 681 Fifth if., he In
rxsii roit hooks
IttstlMt prices iwl.t lor lIllUKS .V" "
nii.M'lls, I'll I Si's or nth r i -.it
properties. Cn-h ilunn pri ,.
hpciinlly warned. Mill I i I
M I. K .S s
Sttc ork s l.ii'f H '
42 llroidw iv I le'if I.
BOOHS All out of print holt
en matter on wli.il mbjtv t n- -books
wanted: t exn cet "H n i
published; hen in I iul.in.1 n '
my ftlock of in. ono rri im,. i
illttAT 1IUI)W.HIUI Juii.1 u
honor and fortune for me jtmvn 'i lends School and ll.ncrfnril Col-
'ithappeiiedliowth.lt n.i.v Or. Hale j lege, vvheie he vvroto for the college
told mo to hurry home as fast as steam , p,,per mil wis graduated In 1'in: with
could take me. 'The pick of the laud I onois in Ihmlisli and (iieeK He went to
cr.mC here. Wherever vnil llll-o von me llat'l.inl u'liei-e lie tool: l.( Vf (,
sine to meet abler men than .vouinif i:n:i and vv role for the Harvard Adrnentn
Vou will starve among them !' he said. .ami Montiiln Since Ihe fall if 100:1 he
"Charles Kllot Norton looked nt me i hns been associated vv th the lhigih
pityingly and said much the came, and doiktrtmctit of Ihe rii'.versltv of I'eiiti.
more i see,' he said, 'that nu m e sylv nnla. taking his I'll 1 In 1 oof. with
another math attracted ta the Kipling ' a dissertation an Ihe old dramatist
Maine. Hut It Is only the man of the Willi. mo Ifovvl.y
million who can he a Kipling. Ho home, Mi stork hau snout two je.irs abroad,
ami inane noois. vrter an nn iinnesi , t:in,,.t, and isiot-s. in resean-h nnd study
living 1,s a noble achievement '
"Incidentally to my Intense surprise
Chillies Kllot Norton told me that he
considered Kipling to have Ihe greatest
Imagination since Shakespeare, I never
knew him ta print that opinion, and It
throws a new light on a man generally
taken to be the last dlsllllatlun of tho
"Altogether this was a heroin adven
ture. Only Quixotes of It can charge
In Kngland and t! nn.iny. travelling also
lu Hal, I.'kmu and Oreece, meeting
many well known Kngllsh and (Icrman
writers and taking nn ospoenl Interest
In llrcek nichltecture and sculpture, Ital
ian painting and fleriiKin music.
In 1!I0 Mr Stork mart lev! Kllsabeth
von I'aimliiger, daughter of the late
Promt von Pauslnger of SalzhiirK, a
famous Austrian landscape painter. In
the fall of 1914 he wan mad assistant
profesor In Knglls'i a' ,4i" '
of Pennsylvania, w
holds. 1 lo In n mem ' ' '
Cluh, the I''ranUHn I n .
Hrovvnliig Soe'ctv of l'"
the Phi Itet.i U.ipp.i
Since 100 Mr Stnrl.
verse to the (Vufiiru Woe
coll x. .S'einrf Set. 'of i
I'ortrv c . anil pros.
New otl Anlloii, . r .
llo ho published '
Oreece, in 1 1 1 0 I" e i,. .
KlUin Mil ' '
.1 II lappiiicoii l i.i
he edited two til.iv o v
w ii h an artbie I :
work. AIo he hi -if
nittcle.s to pro.ee.io
l.augiiage Soviet v ." v
"llavcrford l's i - 1 v
to Prof. P. !!. tr""
In 111 13 ho ro.id He 1"
poem nt tho Culvers
entitled "The cjuavl. " 1 '
won the medal of i ie I
with a iiooni entitle. I '
Ode " I lo has i hi 1 1 i
ii. v erse of a pl.i v a i ' '
from ductile. He e, ,
Clawlcs" lu twetitv v .
Prof. Kuno Praucke o' I
In lPtfi Mr. Slotk i
of Hweillsh anil conlr l )'
Of the poet (iutnv l'i' 'It
('Jilflirlilil Kcview He
to publish n volume " 1
H has Iranshtled wn..
nisphani, Horatio Coi '
had original songs pub
music of U, Kynn .Seller.
fK iff i)iim .si'
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