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DHE MOST recent acquisition to the ranks of the theorists who insist that
Lord Bacon wrote the plays credited to William Shakspere is the ili.s
tinguished Englishman, Professor \V. H. Mallock, who recently read Mrs.
Gallup's The Biiiteral Cipher of Francis Bacon." The reference is to the
cipher set forth in Bacon's De Augmentis Scientiarum." which it is
»laimed may be applied through the typography of any book by the printer thereof.
This biiiteral i-i-iher, Professor Mallock claims, on his conviction that Mrs. Gallup
has made a tremendously important discovery, is injected into the plays of Shaks
pere revealng the assertion to the initiated that Bacon is the author, the cipher
making it nlain to them ihat Bacon borrowed Shakspere's name as a pseudonym.
Shakspere being described as the most accomplished actor of his time and Bacon
declared to be the son of Queen Elizabeth and the Earl of Leicester by a private mar
riage celebrated in the Tower of London before the "Virgin Queen" ascended the
Professor Mallock is quite sure that this is correct and that Lord Bacon was
Hot the son of Queen Elizabeth's lord keeper, Sir Nicholas Bacon and Lady Bacon.
and was not born in York House in the Strand as well established, written and
printed history affin.
The Baconian theory of the late Ignatius Donnelly does not differ very ma- ;
terially from that net forth by Mrs. Gallup and enthusiastically accepted by Pro
fenor Mallock. All the conspicuous Baconians from Miss Delia Bacon, Mrs. Henry
P »tt, Ju.ige Holmes and Mrs. C. F. Ashmead Windl«, to the present time, claim to
have the ability to apply the Baconian cipher to the plays and other works so as to j
clearly unfold the Baconian authorship.
Donnelly limited the cipher to the first folio edition of the plays, which was
•et up and printed In the printing house qf Shakspere's personal friends, John
Heminges and Henry Condell, who are referred to In his will. Donnelly based his
alleged discovery upon the Irregular pagination of the first folio and the indiscrimin
ate use of italics and roman type which he held was ('^signed. These typographical
peculiarities are attributed by practical printers generally to the small fonts? of type
in use at that day, and to the fact that the ; type-setting of a book of any consider
able size was done in various shops by piece work, each compositor or foreman
numbering hi? pages to suit himself.
Any theory of a cipher injected in the text presupposes that Bacon and the print
ers, proofreaders, etc., were all in collusion touching the cipher, but, if everybody
knew about it who had anything to do with bringing out the plays, the secret must
necessarily have evaporated. It is hardly conceivable that Shakspere's firm friends
Heminges and Condell, who printed the plays, would lend themselves to the work of
imbedding in the pages of the book a declaration that Shakspere did not writ© the
plays and that Lord Bacon was the author.
Professor Mallock affirms that the cipher in which he trusts depends, not on the
author but on the printer and is altogether a matter of typography. Holding this be
lief, the professor will have to admit that either Lord Bacon set up the entire book
vt the plays himself or had bought up Heminges and Condell and all their printers and
proofreaders to consent to the injection of the cipher which ttatly denied the Shaks
perean authorship. It is not surprising that with such childlike faith in a palpable
absurdity, w ich the Baconians entertain, they should go to the extreme of asserting
that Lord Bacon wrote the cream of the Elizabethan literature and sedulously con
cealed his authorship.
•Washington: The Capital City and Its i
Part in the History of the Nation. By
Rufus Rockwell Wilson. J. B. liippincott
company. Philadelphia. Two volumes, illus
trated. $3.50 net.
It is surprising what a lot of history of our
country during the past 100 years can be cov
ered intelligently and satisfactorily in a nar
rative relating the important historical events
that, have had for their scene of action the na
tional capital. Washington has been the
political outer of the country for over 300
years. In political importance it divides few
honors with other cities of the country. Other
cities become temporarily renters of political
Interest during national party conventions and
many political schemes of national importance
have been hatched elsewhere, but ever since
President Adams and the various departments
and bureaus, with their archive*, were trans
ported from Philadelphia to the new capitol
in May, 1800, Washington has been th? center
of political influence and activity, the resi
dence of the president, the meeting place of
congress, the high seat of justice and the
headquarters of the army and navy. Here
have met the rival parties and here have con
tended their ambitious leaders; theories of
government antagonistic and irreconcilable
have struggled here for the mastery and here
have been waged fierce controversies ■which
were finally settled only when fought out on
the field of battle. Mr. Wilson has not fa.led
to make the most of the situation and hss
prepared a book of intense interest and value
to the student of our own times. Incidentally,
along with the story of the official life of the
city, he carries some account of Washington
as a municipality, which will be of peculiar
Interest to students of municipal problems.
Washington as a city has" been the scene of
various theories of municipal rule, ranging
from a liberal form of home rule to the ab
eolute elimination of every vestige of pop
ular government and the substitution of,
beaureaucratic authority created by congress
end absolutely independent of accountability
to the people of the city. A chapter of special
interest is devoted to the sacking of the city
by the British in 1814; the fund of incident
and reminiscence is rich and highly enjoy
able, while the tragic scenes and thrilling
events, such as the assassination of Lincoln
and of Garfield and the assault on Sumner are
set forth in strong and effective colors. The
book is beautifully made and is a very valu
able addition to the history of the country.
Mudi A Story of the Church of the
New Hninaulty. By William Kennedy
Marshall. Cincinnati: Jennings and Pye.
Kc-v. .1 ?. Montgomery, pastor of the Wes
ley Methodist church of this city, has written
a very strong commendation of Dr. Marshall's
story In a "Foreword." which embodies a
graceful and earnest tribute to the strong,
practical Christianity of the worthy doctor
■who has very admirably set forth in "Bud" the
tru> mission to humanity of the church of
The story tells of Dr. Goodfellow's call from
a country pastorate to a rich city church—
the "Church of tb-? Upper Strata," a congre
gation composed chiefly of wealthy and fash
ionable people, whose worldly engagements
were so numerous, that the spiritual life had
■Jieen crowded out or strangled. I>r. Goodfel
lcw entered upon his duties firm in his pur-
X>ose to preach the gospel iv its integrity and
as forcefully as be could. It was not long
before he discoursed very earnestly upon the
■words of Christ: "When tliou makest a dinner
or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy
tirethr-n. neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich
neighbors. lest they also bid thee again, and
a recompense be made thee. But, when thou
jivakest a feast, call the poor, the maimed,
tb* lame, the blind; and them shalt be bles
bw} ; for they <-annot recompense thee; for
thcu sha.lt De recompensed at the resurrec
tion of the just." The e-xposition of this pas
ses;?, revealing the undeninble and inevitable
Christian altruism, illuminated the mind of
one of the ri best women o£ the congregation.
an<l she resolved to practice the precept, and
Detain by inviting a dozen newsboys and
bootblacks to dine with herself and family.
The affair passed off nleasantly, tout it had
iar-reaching effects. The beys were won to
hizher living, and Mrs. McCord's investiga
tions into the condition of their families led j
to or*ani?ed Christian rescue and reforma
tory work in the neglected districts of the
The boy Bud, one of the poor boys who
p?.rtook of the dinner at McCord's, became a
miniver, and the earnest w»rk of Mrs. Mc-
Cord infused the same spirit in the congrega
t!ou, which became liberal in its giving for
Christian work and grpdually arrived at a
proper conception of the meaning of church
organisation, that it is not a mere social
club, chiefly energetic in worldly pleasures
an«l self-indulgence, but is properly a com
bination of spiritual forces, pn aggregation
of consecrated men and women living, not
unto themselves, but for the highest good
of huttianity. Dr. Marshall has finely shown
in this story what may be- accomplished by
the uncompromising, persistent work of a few
consecrated, praying, working Christians.
The Secret Orchard. By Agnes and Eg
erton Castle. Authors of "The Pride of
Jennlco," etc. Illustrated by C. D. Wil
liams. New York: Frederick A. Stokes
company. Minneapolis: N. McCarthy.
The "Secret Orchard" stands, of course, for
forbidden fruit, unlawful pleasures. The
Duihess of Cluny is an American woman, de
voted to the duke, who is a. man of the
world and not an infrequent visitor to the:
"?ecret Orchard." He is reproached by his
friend Favereau. Cluny is handsome, sweet- ]
vr.iced. The duchess can never disguise the
absorbi&g joy which his mere presence
brought to her. Favereau, who promoted her
marriage with the duke, loved her himself,
and Ws heart was pained with his knowledge
of the duke's escapades. One day the dueh- i
ess. always charitable, takes pity upon the
orphan daughter af a Parisian weman of, no
torious life. This jirl, Gioja (Joy), has al
ready met the duke in the "Secret Orchard."
The inevitable disclosures come; a frightful,
heart-breaking revelation to the duchess. The
scene at the last, when the duke lies dead
and Joy confesses her love for him, is pain
fully dramatic. There is no doubt that the
authors have constructed a very white-souled
"woman in the duchess.
Neighbors of Field, Wood and
I Stream, or Through the Year With
I Nature's* Children. By Morton Grin
nell. With 45 illustrations. New York: F.
A. Stokes company. Minneapolis: N. Mc-
Carthy. Price, $1.30.
| The author of this book has embodied his
imormauen as to the ways of birds, beasts
and fishes in stories by the animals them
selves, making them the actors and speakers,
and he has, with the numerous illustrations,
produced a very delightful and instructive!
volume, acquainting the reader with the ]
movements of birds, quadrupeds, etc., through I
each month in the year. The observations of j
the author extend over New England, where
he shows that, through improved game laws j
and -private preserves, almost all the aborigi
nal gome birds are found in considerable |
numbers, as are species not protected by law. j
He sai-s that In Ulster county. New York, i
almost every variety of game existing there j
a century ago is found to-day.
God* Love Letters. By Edward S. Peter
son. Fargo, N. D.: The Little Print Shop.
The poetic inspiration of this pretty little
1 volume in outer dress of dark green, belted
with a red cord, is derived from flowers chief
ly, and the author has contemplated golden- j
rods, asters, daisies, sweet peas, roses and '
dandelions -with some very good articulate j
effects, although he has not acquired the j
rhythmic order and melodic ecstacy of the j
beauty-Intoxicated poet. He naturally leads i
off with a tribute to the North Dakota girl
She is a sugar bowl of subtle sweets;
A storehouse of common sense;
A smiling depot, where firmness meets
With rainbow sentiments.
She's a radiant, witching, wondrous gem;
A beautiful blushing rose;
She's an angel on this earth, pro tern,
Till her heav'nly trumpet blows.
It is, perhaps, questionable if the North Da- |
kota girl likes to 'be compared with a sugar |
bowl, but the idea is original and shei ought
to appreciate it.
The Real World. By Robert Herriek.
New York: The Macmillan company, No.
60 Fifth avenue. Price, $1.50.
This is a realistic, story of the experience of
Jack Pemberton from boyhood, through youth
into manhood. It is an admirably written
book, a strongly written book, the author not
hesitating to depict with real power the* j
temptation which conies persistently to most
men through, the flesh. Jack Pemberton's
fight ■was to a considerable extent in this
particular realm at times,, but his struggle
with the adverse forces of the world is finely
related, and one feels a certain joy at the
conclusion of the story, over his conquest of
Belt and material success. It was a noble
The Great White Way. By Albert Bige
low Paine, author of "The Van Dwellers,"
etc. Illustrated by B. J. Roßenmeyer. New
York: J. F. Taylor & Co., Nos. 5 and 7
East Sixteenth street. Minneapolis: N.
McCarthy. Price, $l.i>t>.
I Those who have read Americus Syinnies' be
guiling tale ombodyiug his theory of a warm
and flowery realm in the interior of the earth
reached by a convenient and capacious hole
under the star Polaris, will read with inter
est Mr. Paine's story of a voyage by ad
venturous Americans to the final ice barrier in
the antarctic region and their trip over the
barrier by boat attached to a balloon, into a
delicious land of flowers and warmth, peo
pled by a fine race, worshipers of the sun.
Two Wars. An Autobiography by General
Samuel G. French. Nashville, Term., Con
led eiate Veteran.
General French, the author of this book,
was an officer In the United States army in
the Mexican war and a Confederate officer
during the civil war, 1861-6. r >. He is a West
Point graduate and among his classmates
were Grant, Franklin, Ingalls and Quinby.
The general was born in New Jersey and
I was appointed from that state lo West Point.
He married a southern lady, and became a
planter, possessed of many slaves. In 1861,
the governor of Mississippi appointed him, as
an experienced army officer, lieutenant colonel
and chief of ordnance in the "army of the
state of Mississippi, and he fought on the
Confederate side through the ensuing war for
the union. In hu preface he says: "Although
| my lot was cast with the south, and what
ever may be my opinion of the action of the
north before, during and after the war as
expressed in these pages, I am as loyal to the
constitution and as ready to uphold and
maintain the rights and dignity of the United
States as any man within its boundary; and
this' was evidenced when I tendered my
services, as a soldier, to the president before
war was declarer! against Spain." The gen
eral is somewhat bitter in his comments on
the civil war and the "reconstruction" period,
but his story of the two wars ib told in a
very interesting way. His account of the
life at West Point is full of humorous inci
dents. He relates a funny story about Grant's
imperturbability. A cadet brought into the
recitation room a big antique silver watch,
which was banded about for examination,
Orant slipping it under hib' coat bosom quiet
ly when no one was looking. The cadet who
brought it in had previously set the alarm
device of the watch and Grant was called up
to the blackboard to make a demonstration.
As he was demonstrating, the alarm went off
like an old-fashioned hotel gong, but Grant,
wiih the utmost gravity, proceeded with the
demonstration amid the fearful racket, and
the professor was unable to discover the
source of the unearthly noise. The generals
narrative of the Mexican war contains some
new and interesting matter. He was in the
severest battles of that conflict and he tells
many interesting stories about the army of
ficers who figured lv the war. There was
some close quarter fighting Id those days and
surgeons on the battlefield had no anaes
thetics and there were few surgical instru
ments made for special purposes as now.
Bullets were taken out of the body by cut
ing a gash and inserting the finger and a
steel hook to get them out. General French
tells of a painful experience of this kind
which he had The story of tlio civil war is
full of well-told incidents and the reader will
conclude that General French is a flm-elass
The March of the While Guard. By
Uilbert Parker. New York: K. F. Fenno
* Co.. Nos. <* and 11 East Sixteenth street.
, This is a ■tor; of heroism and self-serrinVo.
of great power, the hero being a subfaotor of
the Hudson ißay company, who led a party
("The White Guard") far within the Arctic
I circle to rescue the man who had done bun
i thft deepest injury—stolen the heart of the
! woman he loved best and the invention which.
! in his hands, would have made him independ
j ently rich. The story of the perilous tramp
j to Muniuiu mountain am! of the rescue is
finely written, and Mr. Parker shows his good
taste by not letting Hume, his hero, reap alto
gether bitter fruit of his heroism.
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"I AM THE KEEPER
OF THE LIGHT."
—From "The Ruling Passion," Serlbners.
Flowers From Persian Poets. Edited
by Nathan Hasitell Dole and Belle M.
Walker. Two volumes. New York: T. Y.
Crowell & Co., Nos. 426 and 428 West Broad
way. Cover, tide pages and borders •!»•
signed by Goodhae. Price, $4 per set, cloth,
gilt top; $7.50 half calf.
These two fine large octavo, beautifully
printed and adorned volumes contain English
versions of examples of the "Persian poetry
which has best stood the test of time. A
good deal of the English rendering is free
translation, as is the case with so many j
renderings of Omar Khayyam's poetry. We
have the best from Sadi, Haflz, Jami, Ffrdusi,
or Firdausi, as the editors of these volumes
spell his name, Omar Khayyam, Nizami,
Rumi and Essedi. They give the palm to
Firdausi as an epic and lyric poet. Firdausi
has been profusely translated; more of his
poetry is known to English readers than of
most any other Persian poet and he is re
garded as the real father of Persian poetry,
as he gathered together the scattered legends
of ancient Persia. Omar Khayyam is belter
known outside of Persia than in it. His cult
is strongest in the Occident The editors of
these volumes properly adjudge that a large
part of the verse credited to Omar consists of
spurious quotations, imitations of the original.
Between Ferdausi and Jami, about 500 years,
there were very many Persian poets, but only
seven or eight of real distinction. The edi
tors have succeeded in giving a very good
idea of the schools and inspiration of these
singers of the orient. The selection* from the
"Rubaiyat" are admirable, the version being
credited to E. A. Johnson. Specimens of
Persian and Arabic writing are given. The
Persian language contains a strong flavoring
of the Arabic, which greatly enriches it as a
vehicle of expression. Notes are appended in
each volume and there are photogravures of
Tom Beanling?. By Gouverneur Star's.
New York: Tlv: Century company. Minne
apolis: N. McCarthy. Price, $1.25.
An extraordinarily well-written" little ro
mance of the day that is, is "Tom Beauling,"
the genial, companionable, accomplished fel
low who couldn't find his father by a photo
graph and a name left by his erring mother
who died in Judge Tyler's house just after
handing over to him her boy. The judge knew
the mother's history somewhat, and, after
kicking a little, adopted Tom and became
greatly attached to him. The' judge died after
telling Tom to find his father and to tell
him that an old man was made happy by
hia sin and giving him a .photograph of his
father and mother the latter had left.
Tom got all the judge's property and we find
him, traveling all over the world, turning up
in the orient and Occident, "a man with a
chest like the bastion of a fortification" and
a "hand made of brown steel," and a voice
which was so beautiful and deep that people
held their breath to listen to It. And Tom fell
in love with a beautiful girl and rich, and
she loved him and he had not told her or the
family that he did not know who his father
was. That difficulty disappeared in a very
Interesting way. The climax is fine but the
reader will probably be surprised that th?
end is not exactly as he thought It would be,
but it is all right and nobody can regret that
stalwart, sweet-voiced Tom brought up at
last in such a fragrant clover field. :-.ir!- :
ttini» ni. )t tiimniiiiim(int«<«inm
i * Told in Brief f
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Stories about the Boxer uprising of 1900 mul
tiply. Few of them are interesting. Here is
another entitled "The Princess of the- Purple
Palace," by Win. Of. Graydon. (New York:
McClure. Phillips & Co. Minneapolis: M. Mc-
Carthy. Price, $1.10.) The story relates the
adventures of two American boys who went
through all the perils to which the legation- j
ers were exposed and, in addition, undertook
to rescue a 'princess from a savage Boxer's
clutches. Princess ■. Loo-Lao is saved after
many narrow escapes from death, ( and the
author closes the romance with • the occupa
tion of Peking by the allies. j :; \*
.It is altogether delightful to find that
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. (Boston) have pub
lished a new edition of "A Cathedral Court
ship," with the most appropriate' of illustra
tions by Charles E. Brock. Kate- Douglas
Wiggin herself must feel a thrill of pride as
she contemplates the red and gold covers and
very attractive typography of the book. Who j
but this admirable author could ■ have told
the story of Kitty's and Jack Copley's love
in this exquisitely humorous way? For sale
in Minneapolis by Nathaniel McCarthy. Price,
$1.50. -•■-, ...-.
There, are some original wonder tales in
Herbert Quick's "In the Fairyland of Ameri
ca, a'Tale of the Pukwudjles." with forty
three Illustrations by E. W. Doming.' (New
York: Frederick A. Stokes company. Minne
apolis: N. McCarthy. Price, $1.20.) The au
thor hints that his ideas of the Pukwudjles
are derived from his mother's stories told to '
him in his childhood, and she must have been ,
a very ingenious mother. The boy Edgar cer- !
tainly had variety enough under the guidance
of the Indian Met-a-kon-a-gon-tu-la-kang
tug-koosh among the ■• ravine people. The'
Professor is. to say the least, an extraordina
rily amusing creation. -,\-•
"Beowulf" is a (poem by Samuel Harden
Church, author of "Oliver Cromwell: A His
tory," etc. (New York: Fred A. Stokes com
pany. , Minneapolis: N. McCarthy. Price,
$1.75.) It was 'Mr. Church's intention to
translate the heroic Anglo-Saxon .legend
touching Beowulf, the Teutonic chief. The
old legend was long ago put into old English,
verse in a, poem of 6,857 lines, the moat- an
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
eient heroic poem in any Germanic language.
Mr. Church gave up the idea of translating
the old poem and wrote an original narrative,
in which he uses the leading characters and
some Incidents of the ancient Beowulf poem,
and lays the scene in England, the original
scene being in Denmark. Mr. Church's work
is deserving of high commendation, as he has
shown much originality and dramatic power.
The illustrations are by Albert Grantby Rein
D. Appleton & Co., New York, have pub
lished a capital book for boys entitled "Cap
tain of the Crew," by Ralph H. Barbour, au
tnor of "For the Honor of the School." etc.,
illustrated. Price, $1.20 net. It is a fine
story which manly, plucky» schoolboys will
love to read. There is little, doubt that they
will take kindly to Dick Hope and all the
other manly young fellows at Hilltori acade
my. The author's object in this book is to
show that the average boy is profited by a
proper indulgence in athletics.
| "Young Mrs. Teddy" Is a very attractive
I story by Barbara Yechtou, who understands
! girls so well and writes so well about them.
| In "Young Mrs. Teddy" we have a charming
; family story in which Miss Juanita Kyle, or
Little John, as she preferred to be called,
plays a conspicuous part as maid and wife
and mother. There are others who cannot be
lost sight of, but Little John's experience of
! !iTe is the most interesting and impressive,
' ami the little woman was so ingenuous and
earnest in her loving that the reader's heart
is won from the first. New York: Dodd, Mead |
& Co. Minneapolis: Wm. Donaldson & Co.
i "Tlte -Most Famous Loba" Is the title of a
quaint romance of ihe thirteenth century by
Xellie K. Blissett <\'ew York: D. Appleton &
Co. Prie<\ $1), In which knights and trcuba- j
dours and beautiful ladies of that knightly |
day figure conspicuously, the central figure j
being the beautiful and fascinating daughter j
df the Sieur de Cabaret, Loba de Puegnautier, \
niid tlie locality is chiefly Carcassone. The ]
story is HnHy wrought and the author has j
i-vul'Mitly in imagination breathed the atmos- j
phere o f the lords and knights and dames of j
HfOghton, Mifllin & Co., Boston, have is
sued in their Riverside Art series a biograph
ical sketch of Landseer, with a collection of
fifteen examples of his work and a full-page
portrait of Landseer, engraved by Cousins,
and the property of King Edward VII. of
England, by Miss Estelle Hurll, who has
done BO much to make this series attractive.
• The halftones in this book are from photos
direct from the original paintings. Miss
j Hurll's introduction ana notes on the pic
; lures are valuable and suggestive, and the
| reader will find himself, through' her kind
\ offices, better acquainted with the great Eng
; lisa artist to his own profit. Price, 75 cents.
iN. (McCarthy. Minneapolis.
"The Alien" (New York: D. Appleton &
• Co., 72 Fifth avenue. Price $1.50.) is a very
! good story by F. F. Montresor about the
i birit'e for an English estate by a pretended
j heir and the rightful heir, upon whom the
j property had been entailed. Esther Mor-
J daunt, the heroine, is interesting all the way
: through, and the reader will be very glad th;it
this fine woman got possession of the estate
after all, through the lawful heir, who left
it to her. At one time he proposed marriage
to Esther, but Esther was not of the marry
Little, Brown & Co., Boston, have pub
lished a new, beautifully illustrated, edition
of Louisa If. Aleott's "Little Men; Life at
Plumfieid, with Jo's Boys," to commemorate
the first publication of the book in 1871. The
illustrations In this memorial edition are by
Reginald B. Birch, and they are very attrac
tive, making this fascinating book of the dis
tinguished author one of the most desirable
of the holiday publications for gift purposes.
A romance of old Natchez of historic mem
ories is "Mistress Joy; a Tale of Natchez in
1793." By Grace MacGowan Cooke and Annie
B. McKinney (New York: The Century com
pany. Minneapolis: N. McCarthy. Price
$1.50). Aaron Burr figures conspicuously in
the story. Burr stayed some time at Natchez
in the prosecution of his treasonable designs,
and the story of his doings there gives faint
idea of the reality, which is yet an unwritten
tradition waiting some competent novelist to
take it up. "When Burr left Natchez he left
a brilliant woman with a broken heart and
mind unhinged. The authors have made a
good story with the material they had. Fa
ther Tobias, Jessop and Mistress Joyce Val
entine are characters to be remembered.
The Life Publishing Co. (New York), has
issued a very taking and original story en
titled "The Pines of Lory," by J. A. Mitch
ell. Mr. Patrick Boyd, convalescing from fe
ver contracted fighting with the Boers in
South Africa, and Elinor Marshall, beautiful
heiress, are passengers on the Maid of the
North to the St. Lawrence river from Boston.
They get acquainted; are, by mistake, put
off by the captain on an Island with their
baggage and the vessel proceeds on her way
and soon strikes a rock and goes down, not
a soul surviving. Pat and Elinor find a fine
cottags, well supplied with food and wines
and a man recently dead in the yard, and an
empty coffin. They inter him and find no one
else on the Island, but there is another grave
which they infer is that of the man's wife
whose portrait appears in the cottage. Pat
Boyd has a relapse and the girl nurses him
back to life. They live on the island over %
year and a half,and,of course,fall in love with
each other but observe all the proprieties.
The clearing up of the mystery and the
method of their rescue makes one of the
best stories of the season. The girl, it may
be added, proves to be very rich.
"A Twentieth Century Boy" Is a very amus
ing story by Marguerite Linton Glentworth
(Boston: Leo & Shepard; Minneapolis: N. Mc-
Carthy. Price $1.25), who details the fright
ful experience of a young lady who was left
during her mother's European trip the sole
custodian of an 8-year-old brother, Jack, who
was a veritable enfant terrible. The narra
tive of Jack's exploits, narrow escapes and
scares which he gave his nervous sister, is
humorous in the extreme. Jack Instituted a
reign of terror in the household and the
whole neighborhood, and there is no doubt
thai the author has not exaggerated Jack's
performances a particle.
"The Spectacle Man" is the title of a very
good story for children, by Mary F. Leonard,
author of "The Big Front Door," published
by W. A. Wilde & Co., Chicago, and for sale
in Minneapolis by K. McCarthy. Price $1.
A little girl, Frances Morrison, is the blessed
fairy of the story, who helped many people
out of the megrims and brought about a rec
onciliation of her father with his Aunt Fran
ces and made everybody in the family connec
tion happy. The author shows very skilfully
the benefiecent influence of a song beginning
"The bridge is broke acd I have to mend it,"
which Frances heard a venerable spectacle
man sing in his shop. The latter figures very
conspicuously in the storr.
"IB Spite of All" is a story of the days of
Archbishop Laud, the struggle j against mon
archical oppression and clerical domination,
! and the war of Cromwell against the Stuarts
1 and Laud, by Edna Lyell, author of "Dono
van," etc. (New York: Longmans, Green &
I Co.. 91 and 93 Fifth avenue. Price $1.50).
The author very Interestingly depicts the in
j tolerance of the period, intolerance which
! was peculiar to no one party, and the hard
; ships entailed upon the people by the civil
j war, and she embodies in her story a most
attractive case of constancy in love and under
i the most adverse conditions. The reader will
find himself absorbed in the vicissitudes _of
those good lovers, Gabriel Harford, captain in
Cromwell's army, and Hilary Unsett, who
excepted Gabriel from her abhorrence of
Cromwollian rebels. > ..V , j
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To the National Geographical Magazine
j Marcus Baker of the United States geological
1 survey, contributes an ; interesting paper on
'The Lost Boundary of Texas," showing that
it is extremely probable that the monument
■at the northwest corner of Texas. is not in
Its true position, and that unless there Is a
resurvey of the northern boundary, there is
likely to be a lively dispute. . An interesting
feature of the number is a diary of a .voyage
from San Francisco to Tahiti and return, by
S. P. Langley, with map and illustrations.
! Included is an j account of the "fire walk"
ceremony in Tahiti. - New York: McClure,
rhlliips & Co.
There is a very good paper in Music (Chi
cago Music Magazine Publishing company,
Auditorium Tower) on public school singing,
by Margaret T. Goodell, -who very forcibly
discusses the necessity of securing good tone
and the way to get it, and advises Intelligent
instruction in rote songs. " There is an: inter
esting "biographical sketch of the great voice
trainer of Germany," Professor Blume, . and a
charming account of Christian Sindihg, the
Norwegian composer, | and his works, with ■ a
portrait. He is adjudged .the greatest; of
Scandinavian composers to-day. " "
«'rSia; the Popular Scienca Monthly,, £xql^sqx-
Macdougal essays an explanation of the sen
sory mechanism of plants like the sensitive
plant, or mimosa, which have a series of
long, tube-like cells In the flbrovascular
1 undies, which have been credited with the
function of transmitting impulses. Professor
Poteat contributes a sketch of Lucretius and
his theory of atoms, set forth In his poem,
"De Rerum Natura." His theory was that
all things visible are explicable by the for
tuitous concourse of atoms. There is a val
uable paper on "The Influence of Rainfall on
Commerce and Politics," by H. 11. Clayton,
who shows the great Importance of the study
and charges our universities with "strangely
neglecting the atmosphere and its relations
to man." There are papers of interest on
"Cement for a Modern Street" and on the
National Physical Laboratory of Great Brit
"SHE'S NOT SO FAIR AS YOURSELF,
—From "Old Ballads in Prose," Houghton,
Mifflin & Co.
Literary Notes |
Little, Brown & Co. publishers of "Truth
j Dexter," refuse to disclose the identity of
Sidney McCall, the alleged author, but Mrs.
I Louise Chandler Moulton credits the book
iTo ilildegarde Hawthorne. The book has
been a great success.
Doubleday, Page & Co. announce a special
library edition of their "New Nature Li
brary," including a new volume of the se
ries, "The Food and Game Fishes," by Bur
ton Evermanu and David Starr Jordan, illus
trated by Duginore.
Kipling's "Kirn" gets first place in a com
petitive contest by the readers of the London
Academy ito name the twelve best novels of
The Macmillan company announce a new
edition of the prose works of W. M. Thack
eray, edited by Walter Jerrold, with illustra
tions by C. E. Brook in thirty handy vol
umes. "Vanity Fair" and ' Pendennis" have
The F. H. Revell company, Chicago, will
soon issue the "Centennial Survey," a work
or information touching the missionary status
of the world, upon which Dr. J. S. Dennis
I has been long engaged. It will be illustrated
and contain valuable mission maps.
McClure's Magazine for 1902 will contain,
among other interesting features, a new novel
by Booth Tarkington, author of "Monsieur
Beaucaire," etc., and a new historical ro
mance by Maurice Hewlett, author of "Rich
ard Yea and Nay," etc.
The January number of Keith's Magazine
| on Home Building contains the first of a-sug
| gestive and helpful series of articles on
"Some Real Experiences" in home making.
This chapter relates the success of a resource
ful woman in decorating a $4,000 house for
$80. The article contains photographs of the
| hall and another room to show the effect pro- ,
duced—which is very satisfactory.
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"The True History of Captain John Smith,"
by Katharine Pearson Woods. Price, $1.50.
"Photography as a Fine Art," by Charles
H. Caffin; illustrated. Price, $3 net.
From Henry T. Coates & Co., Phila
"Lester's Luck," by Horatio Alger, Jr.
From The Graf ton Press, W. Y. ,
"Esther Mather," by Emma Louis Orcutt.
From The Henneherry Co., Chicago.
"Helen Parker," by Charles Homer Steele.
From The Merrill Pre»g Co., Toledo,
For sale by Nathaniel McCarthy, Minneap
"Woman's Year Book," quotations for each
day collected and arranged by two Wells col
From Orange Judd Co., H. Y.
"Left Overs Made Palatable," by Isabel
From E. O. Yaile, Oak Park, 111.
"Our Accursed Spelling; What to Do
With It," edited and published by E. O.
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in., Minneapolis 8:00 a. m.
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