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"Highways and Byways of Music", is by
Hugh A. Clarke, musical- director of the
University of Pannsylvania..- This, book, a
companion volume to , "Music and the
Comrade Arts," is a series of six essays
on the history of music as an art, with its
development along that line from the days
of myths down to- the present composers.
In no sense is the book biographical, but
it deals with the trend, the motif, of the
musical art. 1iv:vvv; :
; In ,the. essay 'on "Myths", the universal
ity of - certain striking coincidences is
pointed out and- argues for the great an
tiquity of the art. ; "Literary Men and
Music" is a plea for the fuller recognition
on the part of literary men of music as a
•'great art." Professor Clarke sets forth
the theory, that the, \'folk song" is simply
an indication cf racial temperament, out
of | which "art music" may grow, ' arid that
the German branch alone of the . Teutonic
family-was possessed of the requisite tem
peramental conditions for this growthMn
"Modern Tendencies" the author has at
tempted to* strike . a balance ; between .the
losses and gains i of the art since the first
quarter of the century just ended.', -.
The book is full of original ideas- and
. .-. ¦
Highways and Byways of Mu3ic,'
Ekuring the y^ears 1881-82-83 Eugene Field
was associate 'editor, of the .Denver Trib
une, and his pen was busy turning out
many. of the, richest of his poetical gems.
These poems j bear the marks of wit, hu
mor and pathos so characteristic of Field,
but have been ; in a fair way to pass into
oblivion until now Joseph- G. Brown, who
A Little Book of .Tribune Verses.
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carefully ; chosen snap shots. The Volume
contains some 150 '. half-tones from actual
photographs of \ this kind. They jj are as
nearperfect as it is [possible to getand
give a ; splendid idea of the life of our
feathered friends. The printing, binding
arid half-tone work is a great credit to the
publishers. j (Published" by G. P. Put
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THE latest addition to tha fast- growing group of California authors
is Warren Cheney, who has just published a collection of poeina
under the title "The Flight of Helen and Other Poems." Like, sev
eral, writers in 'whom California has centered her hopes of becoming as
prominent in the field of literature as by the efforts of others she has
already been made in the domain of art. Mr. Cheney, although a native
of New York, received his training in letters at the "University of Califor
nia.' He had the good fortune to be there when Edward Rowland Sill was
doing so much by his teaching to incite in his pupils a love for all that
is "best in literature and, whon he was producing examples of .literary ex
cellence ! which for a long time have proved an inspiration to young
Although this is Mr. Cheney^s first book, it does not represent the
results, of his, first efforts as a writer. He-was at one time J associate
editor of the Overland Monthly and at another editor of the Mining and
Scientific Press. Besides, he lias at various times contributed to maga
zines verses and short stories. ', \
All of the poems in the book are short. They are dainty and mu
sical, and have the charm which comes from the felicitous expression of
a beautiful thought. ¦ .
The following poems reveal well the main • characteristics of Mr,
Cheney's work: .- :
"TCTien garden plats are pinched and brown.
Because the sun itself is cold:
When streams are sullen, freighted down
"With sodden drift and the red mold;
When plum trees, stripped of leafy gown.
Toward, the salt mist lean branches sere;
Then hey, my heart, and ho, my heart,
The turning of the year. \ ; .
When crows fly low, and dusks are_ gray,
And mists He fleecy on ths hills; . : ,
When walks are white at break of day
And from the hedse a robin trills; £*:
When leaf buds feel the rising play [ '-•¦¦-
Of spring's Intoxicating brew, •-.- ""."'
Then hey, my heart, and ho, my heart, ; .,
The year begins anew. j 1 ,».,'..
February. , ' ' £*i,LL'
Small, ; kindling pulses In dry stems. ;^
Green carpets cn the lanes; ¦ *
Bold, little, sudden winds that whirl, '
And warm, sweet blustering rains—
The earth Is warm, the heart i3 warm, ».
The gay acacia blows; ' '-'; -
And lo! the lovely march of flowers .-'.._
In glad procession goes. - .
All day from the north : the fierce wind blows
And the stunted oak' trees bow;,.
All day as I. plod in the' endless rows
The seagulls follow the plow. . ¦
I hear in a tumult of sound their cries
And the shock of the bending trees.
And up from the west like a. call arise
The roar of the breaking seas.
And bitter -within burns the old unrest.
With the oM unquiet heart—
The maddening pulse of the heart repressed.
The tret for the higher part.
The Tryst. ; :
. If I skirt the cherry hedge ¦ .: r "..
As the clock Is striking eight;
Turn there by the grass plat's edge,
Passing by the iron gate— ¦
Ugh! I hear its hinge creak still!—
- And; silent as the whippoorwill
¦ Flitting up before me, wedge
Through a gap I know, and gain •
The great passion" vine they train
Up around, her window ledge. ¦ :
.-.Then, at the last '. silvery . stroke, <
. If .1 whistle, once, twice — so— : i"
Like the little house owl's 'call—' THH
Somehow In the "dark I know,'
"' Though I hear no sound at all, ' •'
That the door there on the right '
Opens slowly, ' and a patch ¦:;•-¦
Of shadows drifts along the wall
. Somewhat less than woman' b height. •'
Drifts and flutters, and no more
Till I hear the smothered scratch.
In the . gravel, of ' swift feet,
Rush of garments, and I see •
There, where nothing was before,
By me close,' the shadow sweeter.
Hands outstretched my hands to greet, -
And her face leaned out to me.
•^TvP SECOND volume of short stories
// \\ by Jack London is on the market
/' \under the title of tbe first tale in the
*'book-"The God of His Fathers,"
Last year before the appearance of Lon
don's first book he was practically un
known in the field of letters. It was only
when his short stories had made hits in
various magazines and then were gathered
together under the title of "The Sons of
the Wolf that people began to realize
that this Oakland boy possessed a genius
peculiarly his own. Now his life has been
printed so often and his praises sung so
loudly that every one is familiar with his
history and certainly every reader who
reads at all has read one or more of his
stories of the "Frozen XCorth" and the
"'Great "White Silence."
That firpt collection of short stories of
last year was sp'endid. "The God of His
Fathers'* is not so good.
Xow let it not be misunderstood that
his tales of this season are lacking in
merit— quite 4 _he contrary— but. in com
parison with" the spontaneous outburst of
last yeaT. they seem a. little bit "written
This year there seems to be an effort
cn London's part to affect the marvelous
and out of tbe ordinary — last year there
was rc.".fc. Elill, it must be said that in
its own line of virile tales of this stranara
Jand "Ths Gad cf His Fathers'* stands
far and aiiead of any of its competitors —
excepting, of course, L«ndon's own work.
"The Sons.nf the Wolf."
It mar possibly be that. Mr. London's
r.ext work ' wIH either "make or break"
him. The reading public is a fickle jad^ 1 .
£he i?ooti decides that '•'enough of a good
thing is enough/* and now that London's
Klondike stories have gone up close to
the two dozen mark she may net praise
a third effort if it is simply more short
stories from the ICorth.
Of coxiTse this great country is a vast
and comparatively virgin field and there
is plenty of cliance for volumes upon
voVanK-s of good copy to come out of it.
but or?? of London's etories is very much,
like another—^good cf course — but one
even tires of beefsteak for steady diet.
He possesses undoubted and natural
genins for short Etory writing. He gets
his effects naturally and without effort,
liut he seems lacking in versatility. "When
lie strays from the frozen lands, from the
trail, from the scenes of sweat, toll and
¦bloodshed to the comparative quiet of the
settlement or the ballroom and cabin
-where the atzaosphere of civilization i3
more stranger in evidence, he sinks to the
Last year JL T. QuHler-Cotich issued a
¦book of short stories that Is an excellent
excrnpie of U*c <raalit3eB apparently lade-
Ing in I/on&CT. His stories range wide ta
purpose and treatment from the mystic
sind meiajifcjiacal to the taie of the sea
and jrtcre aaSreatrtre or the story of lighter
-vein •en -Use fitocktonian order. The hand
ot the zvSJzzxr as «esn in one conld not be
reeognJaed a* the writer of the other. £0
"varied .axe sJb« .subjects and their trcat
anect. ~ V :_
One <dT those stories ty Qutner-ConcTi Is
called Tbe Seventh Man"— a horrible
tals of the weird vratch for the summer
etm <dS some sbiiraTecked sailors who have
leso <cast away in the .Arctic ctrcSe. Ii
ElatrvTS Hal its author could folkrcr Ms.
Jjor-iOcn -rerj closely on Ills crvra ground.
.Eteren stories go to make -up the ctm
tetita of Tlie God of His Fathers."" Ths
tost one, from wMch the book tai^s its
titJeu Ittrns -ujwm the denial of his God by
«. mteSonarr as contrasted "with the death
of. a. brare inajB who would not forsake
the God of 'his fathers though the earas!
transfixed him the next second.
The figlrt between the tribesmen and fhn
•diners is eplendWly told. The figore of
1iz.Y Slockard at the last, wielding his axe
ainta t>y main strength he has cleared a
£ pace, is like a reincarnation of Umslop
oga? and Ihe mighty weapon that Rider
Jlaggard had ttim use to sucTi advantage.
2£ven -Baptiste the Red. the halfbreed.
jnust admire as the warriors pause with
spears upraised to slay from afar this
zraa with whom j they dare m>t dost.
Even tfcowgii the character of ths mis
sionary is rather inconsJsteni when
analyzed, still ;t makes a contrast that
jaeds to the climactic ending; and after
ell y<m do not think of the missionary, for
2iay Stockard commands center stage.
"The Great Interrogatfoa** tells of a.
vomaB -who comes to the North to fin-1
Jier Jover, gome years before she ha<l
thrown him over to marry a matt with
jnoney and. save her ruined family. This
wealthy Jiusband is dead and so she sets
out to seek egain the hjan of her choice.
6he finds him living witti'a native woman
of the land of ice and snow. The tetnpta
tioij. tor the man to return to civilization
jand » life of ease and plenty is strong,
frut there is this woman of the North to
ootsider— a woman who has risked her life
for hira »a<J whose devotion has never
fceet* Jxraad wanting.
gucb e, pituation as this admits ef pos
sibilities, but, as in the last story in the
icolleetiefi, 'The . Scora of Women." Lon
don Js » little too heavy with the mind
feminine for the most effective results.
His use of big words is to be deplored and
Jie for theatrical effects.
1 ''Which Makes Men Remember 1 .' js , en
tirely Improbable but excellent feeding,
The eurprise comes at the end, end, lik<j
the periodical eentence, it is fine if . not
overworked, A man shields a murderer
and keeps him hidden. until all search for
Jiim U over, merely I that he may test the
The most striking illustration in the
volume is the frontispiece— a splendid en
graving of Edward VII. Probably the
most timely. articled that one by Fred
erick Greenwood on "Monarchy and the
King." It is of interest to Americans as
well as to Englishmen, for Mr. Greenwood
handles his 'subject broadly. His feaity
closes with, a prophecy; he says:
"A certain magnificence is due to the
state and may. be asked of King Edward
without fear of ' excess. These are not
times for such excesses/Here again there
will "be no disappointment. In council
sagacity, firmness, moderation. In the
world — consideration, generosity, gracious
ways, and a fine and liberal patronage of
the arts. This is every .man's forecast of
the reign of Edward the Seventh." "
We have heard enough of the Sikhs in
China — when they ' were : with the first
forces of the allied powers to Center. Pe
king—to make us wish to read more. The
Countess of Jersey writes about them in
a way that is convincing and Instructive.
All of the 'papers in this issue are a
credit to the good judgment of its able
editor, Lady Randolph Spencer ChurcMU
(Mrs. George Cornwallis-West). It is
published hy G. P. Putnam's Sons, N*w
York. Price $6. 'i r^^ •
. • . - . '¦¦¦¦-
William A. Mowry, Ph.D., an honorary
member of the Oregon Historical Society,
member of the New England Historic-
Genealogical Society, and of the Ameri
can Historical Association, gives us a
valuable and interesting history in "Mar
cus Whitman and the Early Days of Ore
gon." ¦..- ; 'T/%,
Mr. Mowry tells us that his book was
not born, but that, like "Topsy," it grew.
He has spent his time for the last twen
ty-five year*? in collecting material for It—
in fact, ever since he first learned cf the
heroic labors and the tragic death of the
man who saved Oregon for the United
States— Dr. Marcus Whitman. His list of
books and pamphlets consulted numbers
over fifty of the best works on the sub
ject; moreover, he further prepared him
self by personal contact with men and
places. He sa>*3: v- ; "-^iV.-
"I have visited Oregon, Washington ana
California, stood before the great grave
where Whitman was. buried and walked
the halls of Whitman College in Walla
Walla. I have talked with many leading
men of that country. Dr. Cushing Eells;
Mr. William H. Gray, author of a history
of Oregon, with whom I visited- the rooms
• of the American Board, inspecting : their
archives and reading and copying letters
to and from Whitman, Spalding, Eells,
.Walker, Gray and others, covering the en
tire period from 1836 to 1S4S; Dr. Ander
son, president of Whitman College; Judge
Deady of Portland, Dr. Atkinson of-Port
land and many others. With Dr. : Atkin
son I went over the whole subject. Dr.
William Barrows, who wrote the history
of Oregon in the Commonwealth . Series,
¦was consulted, and every phase of the en
tire subject was discussed years /before his
• history appeared.".;: : .' ; - c ; " ~: ; n : V
Mr.- Mowry expressly I states ; that; hl3
work is a history. and jiot an "embellished,
story." " He writes .with the purpose . of
showing what he firmly believes that all
honor is due. to "the a memory of that
Christian patriot, tkat heroic missionary,
Marcus "Whitman,"., who braved all " the
cold and snows of the Rocky Mountains
to cross the continent and warn our Gov
ernment of 'the advance i of an English
colony of eighty persons from the"; Red
River region. "Whitman set the truth be
fore , President Tyler, and in June, ; 1843,
led a caravan of two hundred wagons and'
nine hundred ; people back to the new
country. This was the first marking:., out
of the Oregon, trail over which, so many
companies of emigrants were '.to pass.
Whitman's final death at the hands of the
Indians : gives a very tragic ending to a
romantic ¦ life. .
We have read records of remarkable his
torical rides, but that ride of Marcus
Whitman to save a State for the Union—
a ride of over four thousand miles . In
midwinter— would seem to put all others
Mr. Mowry has treated his subject
thoroughly and his book deserves a place
of Its own with the best historical, ac
counts of early Oregon. (Published by
Silver, Burdett & Co., New York.)
A Series of Uatxire Books.
The Appletona have published a note
worthy series of nature books this year.
First came/F. M. Chapman's "Bird Life,"
which was reviewed at some length in a
past Issue of The CalL Mr. .Chapman i3
recognized as an authority onthe subject
all over the United States. The other
volumes of the series are" "Insect Life,"
by Professor J. H. Comstock; "Familiar
Trees," by F. Schuyler Mathews, and
also Mr. Mathew's ""Familiar Flowers."
All of these books ara illustrated pro
fusely with excellent half-tone reproduc
tions, as —ell as many colored plat«3.
Professor John Henry Comstock is
professor or entomology in Cornell Uni
versity and his book certainly deserves
a. Srst place among popular guides to the
study and identification of insect life. The
twelve full-page plates reproducing but
terflies and insects in their natural colors
are remarkably well done. These wood
engravings were made by Anna. Botsford
Conastock, member : of the Society of
American "Wood Engravers. _Y*: ;
"Familiar Trees and Their Leaves"
also has twelve pictures of representative
tress in colors and la addition there are
over 200 drawings from nature by. the au
thor.' Mr. Mathews, besides treating his
subject in a popular vein, gives the
botanical ¦name and habitant of each tree
ajid a record of the precise character and
color of its leafage. Nature lovers can
not fail, to appreciate the conscientious
work . evidently expended' in bringing this
book to It3 present state of completeness.
No small part. of this series is the ad
mirable manner of illustration. Just to
look over the pages i3 enough to give one
the ' out-of-door-study : craze. And a aen
clble craze it is. to have, too.' (Published
by D. Appleton & Co., New York. "Bird
Life,"' $2; "Insect Life,", 51 75; "Familiar
Trees,'" $1 75; "Familiar Flowers," ?1 40.)
, History of the Christian Religion.
It is now nearly, twelve, years since the
fourth edition of "The History of the
Christian Religion to the Tear 200" was
exhausted.- The fifth edition is Just now
being placed on the market. Its author,
Charles B. Waite,. A. M., has made a
thorough and careful revision. ; Having
Xiaftsed safely, through the ordeal of ad
.verf?o criticism, the book has undergone;
no changes of consequence in the' text.
As a history it will stand as it was WTit-'
ten. • ¦ *
The value" of the work is enhanced by
,the addition of much new. matter in the
appendix. Among the additional articles
here is a dissertation on the Essenes, dls
'cusHing the probability: -of Jesus having
belonged to that :sect." Also 'articles 'on
the zealots, and. the -inquisition. The the
ory that the inquisition was first estab
lished In the middle v ; ages," about the
twelfth century, is shown to be . without
foundation, Onthe contrary, it is tracedi
"Monarchy and the King," Frederick
Greenxrooa; "St. Edward's Crown," Cyril
Davenport.' TV 8. A.; "Episodes in For
eign Policy," ths Rev. Canon MacColl:
•Th« SUcb* and Their Golden Temple."
.the Countess or Jeracy; "A Squire's
Househoia In the Ttelgn of George I," AV.
.1!, ¦ Mallccfc; "A Kight \Qut in Peking'. 1 '
Professor Ro'oert Douglas; "La Trappe in
Africa." Ro«i«rt Hichens; "Gaston Bon
nier, or Time's Hfivenges^* -\v. L>. Court
ney, "Decor ativ$ Domestic Art," Lady
Randolph Churchill', "Plays of the Mod
ern French School." John Oliver Hobbes:
"French Claims in Poetry," J. C. Bailey;
"The Brownings," Wilfred Meynell; "The
Last Years of th<& Duchess of Ports
mouth," J. Lemoins and Andre Lichten
berger; "Broussa end Olympus," Hamil
ton Aide; "Moltke," Judge O'Connor Mor
ris; "The Custom of Biography," Edmund
Gosse; "Mainly About Johnson," Frank
Richardson; "A Word More About Ver
di," G. Bernard Rhaw; "Wanted— a De
partment of Fisheries," Moreton Frewen;
"Cavalry ," Winston S, Churchill. M, P.;
"Notes on lh« Portraits of Madame- de
Pompadour and Maria of Austria," Lionel
Cust, P, 6, A,, director of the National
A glimpse through . the - contents will
£hovr the Intrinsic worth of the articles:
Cyril DaT-enuort writes a note on the
Tjlndfcj; of this volume and -gives some
historical explanations in this connection
that are interesting.
As ther had IItd" ty -pry open Jan's
teeth -with the hatehet. I should think
that they would have spared a few mo
ments to tap him on the head with the
handle thereof— trat then that would have
spoiled the four pagres of lusty fightin"
snm to follow, (Published by McClure
Phillips & Co., .Nerr TorX Price, $1 50.) '
B. GL IiATHROR
Tits Anglo-Saxon Se-pie-wr.'
The ¦btra-na volume of "The Anglo-Saxon
Hevierr"" for, March is one of the most
notabl- publications of that month. Not
only for its mailer Hoes it deserve special
comment Trot In dress and typograpbv it
is practically perfect. One glance at it
and the book lever cctrid not possibly re
sist placing it oa his shelved The bind
ing: is of rir'a red and gold leather, and
the stamped designs show the best of
taslff arA. highest art. The illustrations
are Eieel «mgxaTed portraits of the high
est order. Too type and paper are In keep
ing "with the rest — easily read and of the
Jan -was evidently a heavyweight lifter,
for they had to pry his teeth open with
a. Jnftchei. All of irtiieb reflects further
credit on Mr. Taylor, for he goes right
on with the fight after merely politely
expressing his relic?.
Even -with a. -wooden finger It is con
clraively shown that Taylor was a friend
.out of the ordinary, that he could sins
the praises of "Mistah Gordon, as brave
ami honorable a gentleman as ever hit the
trail aftah the dogs," even -while the fight
¦was on. :0-W~% ' ¦"-
Personally I think that Mr. Taylor must
have had a wooden finder and that Jan
got his mouth full of splinters for his
. •Thank yon, suh; it is a powerful relief."
Anl Sir. Taylor proceeded to gather into his
arms ths victim's wildly waving legs.
'Xemme get the hatchet to him!" vociferated
tbe sailor. "Lemme get the hatchet!" He
shoved the f!p«1 edge close to Mr. Taylor's
finger and used the man's teeth as a fulcrum.
Jan held cn and breathed through his no3e,
melting like a grampus. "Steady, all! Kow
she takes it!"
"I' yen will allow me, Ulstah Lawson, be
foah we eo further in this rumpus, I would say
it wall a good idea to pry this hyer varmint's
teeth apart. Neither will he bite off, nor will
he Jet go. He has the wisdom of the sar
pint. suh. the wisdom of the sarpint."
"Stand by Jpr stays." As Lawson gave the
warning, Jan half lifted himself and the strug
gling quartet floundered across the tent into
a muddle of furs and blankets. In Its passage
it cleared th<? body of a man who lay motion
less, bleeding from a bullet wound In the
"Steady, all!" Lawsoin the . sallorrnan,
bawled. "Jam his head Into the bean pot and
".But my fing-ah, suh," ilr. Taylor protest
"L?Si?t> with y*r finger, then! Ahrays la
tie way!" .. ¦
"But I car.'t, Mirtah Lawson. It's In the
critter's gullet, and nigh chevr-d o~ as "Us."
But Jan kept his grip on the third man's
finger and squirmed ever tha floor of the tent,
into the pots and nqr.s.
"Touah no Kentl?man. suh," reproved Mr.
Taylor, his body foHowfns his finger, and en
deavoring to accommodate, itself to every jerk
of Jan's head. "You h»v killed Mistah Gor
don, as brave and honorable a gentleman as
ever hit the trail aftah tbe dogs. Youah a
murderah. suh, and wfchcut honah." -.:-
"Quit yer tantrums, Jan, an' ease up!"
ranted Red Bill, getting a strangle-hold on
Jan's neck. "\Yhj- on eerth can't yeh hang
decent and peaceable?'*
Jan rolled over, clawlnj . and kicking. He
was fighting hand and fcot now, and he
fourht crimly. silently. Two of the three
men who hung upon him shouted directions to
each other, and strove to curb the short, hairy
deril who would not curb. The third man
bov.'cd. His finger ivas between Jan's teeth.
I will give a part of what the Man with
a Finger has to say and then appeal% for
a verdict to any one who has a finger of
his own. If you are lacking in the ex
perience of ever having had your finger
chewed by a Jan you misht place a digit
in the door jamb, set a friend to close the
door gently at first and then as the pres
eare increases try to repeat the lines of
Mr. Taylor as interpreted by Jack Lon
don. Poss?bly % Mr. London has had his
own finger so placed— but I think not.
Now Mr. London does not say, but pos-
Fibiy this finger is a wooden one and the
Southerner is merely anxious lest the
paint pet scratched off it. If so, all
well and good. But if this finger Is mere
ly the normal digit of flesh and blood then
the words that London puts in the mouth
of the man with his finger in the other
man's mouth show that the author could
not have heard as well as he saw. That
is a ml'd way of putting it.
There is one point in "Jan, the Unre
pentant," that is either deeply hidden
humor or worse. Mr. London opens his
story with the fight in full blast. Three
men are endeavoring to overpower Jan.
One of these men, a "real Southern gen
tleman, suh," has his finger between Jan's
Jan's campmates are busily trying to
hang Jan for the shooting of one of his
comrades. 'Jan 'objects and puts up a
royal fight, but finally agrees to the hang
ing. It Is found that there is nothing to
hoist him up to— no trees, no telegraph
poles, a bad country . for Judge Lynch.
One of the men is a sailor, however, and
rigs a scaffold in short - order. Just as
Jan is about to swing, the man who is
supposed to.be dead comes walking out
of tha tent and announces that he • was
merely stunned and proposes now to lick
Jan on general principles. They fight.
The curtain drops.
will of God and reckon a personal account
at the same time. "Jan, the Unrepent
ant," is another of this class— probability
waived for a surprise and a climax.
possesses great charm of manner, besides
being the work of a man thoroughly
versed in the lore of his art. To all music
lovers, to all art lovers, to all book lovers,
this little book appeals. (Published -by
Silver, Burdett & Co., New York. Price 75
International Vest-Pocket Library.
The International VestrPocket Library,
just Issued by Laird & Lee of Chicago,- is
certainly a dainty and valuable collection,
These six little volumes, uniformly bound
in marbled paper, leather backs, include
works that are recognized as perfect in
their line. A delicate red border frames in'
every page and enhances the. general
beauty <of the. make-up. The titles com
prised are: The' Webster Dictionary, the
French-English Dictionary, the Spanish-
English Dictionary, the German-English
Dictionary, the Cyclopedic Question-Set
tler and "Electric Sparks," a teacher in
matters electrical. The dictionaries are
all indexed and contain the latest words
and most popular Idioms in the four lead
ing languages.' It. is remarkable for com
pleteness, attractiveness and everyday
usefulness. Its place Is marked on the
desk of the. teacher, student, Journalist,
business man, etc., and is indispensable
. for . every one wishing to travel in this
country or abroad. For a young, girl or
young man about entering high school or
college, no more appropriate present could
be found. The set is inclosed in a pretty
box. (The six •Volumes, $2 50.) l .
"Logic," by George H. Smith, . seems a
good commonsense treatise planned to be
within the easy comprehension of, all, and
one that will set the studies of the logi
cian in the right light before the less
scholarly. Mr. Smith's purpose is to show
that logic is of practical utility and not
merely a purely formal science concerned
with the* form and not with the thought
expressed. He claims that. logic does deal
with the matter as well as with the form
of thought and its expression; dnd that
it embraces, in its scope everything that
relates to the right use of words. He as
serts, further, that logic is the very foun
dation of rational education; that "it; is
indispensable to the rectitude ofithought
and of life, and that it is of great prac
tical utility to "man. (Published by G. P."
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This . is an octavo volume of about 600
pages, printed on superior paper from
large and elegant type and handsomely
bound. (Published by C. V. Waite & Co.,
Chicago.. Price, cloth $2 25, sheep S3.)
., The work has received the indorsement
of eminent scholars in; this country "and
Europe,; among whom may be. mentioned
Bjornstjorne Bjornson, the late Dr. Sam
uel Davidson of London and. the late Pro
fessor Gustav Volkmar of Zurich. A .
back to the days of Jerome and Augus
tine, and is proved to have , had its foun
dation'in the teachings of Paul and in the
reported sayings of Jesus. * " . • H •
Dr. Edward Everett Hale relates this
story, of a recent experience: * "I was rid
ing, on a railroad train," says he, "and
the newsboy came along with an armful
of books. -He stopped at my seat and ask
ed me if I didn't want to buy a book.
'No, sir,': said I; 'I write bonk«? T rtnn-i
'¦ WIue d °oks. 1 aon t
D. Sidney Appleton, second vice presi
dent of D. Appleton & Co., sailed for Eng
land June 27 to take entire charge of the
London branch. As Mr. Appleton has
spent considerable time in London, he has
many friends among the English authors
and publishers. It is the purpose of ths
Appletons to engage more actively in the
competition for the products . of. foreign
pens to add to the firm's already large list
of American ' English authors. It is
understood that many Important engage
ments have been recently made and the
future will show some interesting devel
opments. "D. Appleton & Co.'s London
branch has been. in existence for nearly
seventy years and its numerous" connec
tions afford exceptional advantages In ar
ranging for new bo"6ks and placing those
of American authors.
Law," Allen, 120,000; "Richard Carvel,"
Churchill, 375,000; "To Have and to Hold,"
Johnston, 285,000; "When Knighthood Was
in Flower," Major. 325,000.
Books that have sold 100,000 copies from
1898 to 1901: "Alice of Old Vincennes,"
Thompson, 100,000; "Black Rock," Con
nor, 143,000; "The Crisis," Churchill, 100.
000; "David Harum," Westcott; 500,000;
"The Day's Work," Kipling, 100,000; "De
Willoughby Claim," Eurnett, 100,000;
"Eben Holden," Bacheller, 255,000; "Elean
or," Mrs. Ward, 100,000; "Helmet of Na
varre," Runkle; 100,000; "Hon. Peter Stir
ling," Ford, 100,000; "In His Steps," Shel
don, 150,000; "Janice Meredith," Ford. 250,
000; "Prisoner of Zenda," Hope. 100,000;
"Quincy Adama Sawyer," Pidgin, 106,344;
"Red Rock," Page, 100,000; "Reigii of
Book News for July opens with a short
story entitled "A Daughter of the Au
rora," taken from Jack London's "The
God of His Fathers and Other Stories."
Charles Malcolm Flandrau is the subject
of the biography and portrait; there is- a
page of patriotic poetry; Charles Felton
Pidgin has . something interesting to say
about his book, "Quincy Adams Sawyer,"
and Dr. Talcott Williams has his month
ly talk on the more important new books.
There are the usual reviews of other new
books, review3 of the leading- current
magazines, a small portrait and sketch of
Jack London, and a talk on the best sell
ing books of the past month.
Little, Brown .&. Co. report that Mary
W. Tileston's "Daily Strengh for Daily
Needs" 'has reached a total sale of over
200,000 copies. The book Is made up of
selections from the Scriptures and of pas
sages from various ancient and modern
authors that reinforce the divine thought.
"These words of the goodly fellowship
of -wise and holy men of many, times,"
says the author, "it is hoped may help to
strengthen' the reader | to perform the
duties and to bear the burdens of each
day* with , cheerfulness and courage."
That the book has fulfilled its purpose is
atteste'd by the constant ¦ demand it has
"Impostors Among Animals" are so nu
merous and so clever that Professor Wil
liam M. Wheeler's illustrated article on
their tricks and devices will probably be
a revelation to most -readers of the July
Century/ Some insects. It geems, could
give points to Sherlock Holmes.
Miss Agnes Fallows, who told in the
June Century- how men work their way
through college, will write in the July
number of, "Working One's Way Through
Women's Colleges." Her paper will be
The July Overland has an exceptionally
interesting article from the pen of James
F. J. Archibald on "Our Legion of
Honor."- Mr. Archibald from his long
service as war correspondent is well
versed In affairs military and has a large
store of anecdotes at his command that
always,- make prime reading. The pres
ent' paper/ tells Of the medal of honor
men; on the Pacific Coast— men who are
entitled -to the same consideration that is
accorded Englishmen who -wear the Vic
D. Appleton & Co.'s July announce
ments will include "The Beleaguered For
est." a romance, by Ella W. Peattie;
"Four-Leaved Clover," an every-day ro
mance, by Maxwell Gray, author of "Tho
Silence of Dean Maitland"; "A Woman
Alone," by Mrs. W. K. Clifford, author of
"Love Letters of a W r orldly Woman":
"The Story of Books," by Gertrude B.
Rawlings, and "The Story 'of King Al
fred," by the late, Sir Walter Besant.
Andrew H. Green, tho "father" of
Greater New York, says of Ulmann's
"Landmark History of New York": "It
is the most accurate book of its kind that
I have seen, and, whil«« couched in *a
form designed particularly to interest the
young people, it performs a valuable ser
vice in fixing the identity of many his
torical sites and landmarks of our great
city that might otherwise have been
lost." ' '
"Three new books recently published by
McClure, Phillips &, Co., namely, "The
American Salad Book,'" by Maximilian de
Loup; "The Darlingtons," by Elmore El
liott Peake; and "The Children of the Na
tions," by Poultney Bigelow, are being
brought out in England.
Within three weeks of its publication
the Macmlllan Company announce the
ISOth thousand of Winston Churchill's
new novel, "The Crisis." "Richard Car
vel Is nearly in Its 400th thousand.
For eix* months "Alice of Old Vin
cennes" has -held first place in the Book
man's list cf the six best-selling books.
Well, it deserves its popularity.
Mr. George M. Drum, the blind man
who keeps the "Little White Stand" for
the pale of newspapers, etc., in front Oi
Hale Bros.', on Market street, has gone
into literature* on his own account. In
hia announcement he says that the pres
ent little pamphlet, containing a short
Btory and a few verses, Is to be the first
of a series of travels In a wonderful sub
marine boat described in this tale. This
first story Is called "The Bottomless Lako
and Mysteries of the Haunted Cavern."
Mr. Drum la to be complimented both up
on "his grit in not giving way' to his un-~
fortunate affliction and also upon the ex
cellence of this fantastical bit of story
telling. "The Bottomless Lake" is an ac
count of a remarkable adventure in which
Mr. Drum himself is supposed to take the
leading part and meets with all sorts of
experiences in an apparently haunted
Tiie Bottomless Lake.
was cn the staff of the Tribune at" that
time, has gathered them all together and
caused them to be published in book form
—"A Little Book of Tribune Verses."
In the introduction to/ the volume it is
stated: - : ."'f "i ¦ ¦
"A number of the poems ' appeared In.
the paper over the signatures of well
known Denver men, a form of humor of
which Field was very fond and which he
afterward practiced in Chicago. To one
who" was familiar with the personality of
these men the poems have a peculiar zest,
but even deprived of this they can still
well afford to stand upon their own mer
its. Only 'one of them— 'Christmas Treas
ures'—appeared over his own name."
Although they were not then known as
the work of Field, their authorship would
now be plain to the many lovers of -the
genial poet's verse. They are filled with
his versatile spirit. This volume will make
a very acceptable addition to two volumes
of his newspaper | work in Chicago that
were published last year, "Sharps and
Flats." (Published by •Tandy. Wheeler &
Co., Denver, Colo. Price SI 50.)
The American development of coaching
interest has been very great in recent
years, and Edward Penfield's story of Its
ancestry in July Outing, Illustrated by a
delightful collection of drawings in four
colors, of ancient coaches from the ear
liest times to 1S30 is a most attractive
paper. Anglers the country over Just now
are thinking trout and talking trout, and
Professor John D. Quackenbos points out
a flood of Information on its habitat, its
ways, the lures and tackle to use for it
and how to use them. How to dress the
fish when caught is less well known than
the methods of angling. "Walton knew
both secrets, and Clarence Deming, after
the manner of his prototype, tells and il
lustrates by a special series of photo
graphs exactly how to handle the fish
from the creel to the table. The automo
bile is the great transit problem of the
day; everybody Is Interested in it. .but
few know much about it. J. A. Klngman.
a practical expert, with a capacity to Im
part his knowledge lucidly, has written
on "The Care of the Automobile," point
ing out the differences in mechanisms and
functions, and the best method of treat
ment of each class, of automobiles on "the
road and in storage. This is the camping
out season, and "Dick Swiveller" tells ex
actly what the camper wants to know—
what provisions to take,, what outfit; how
to prepare camp, how to build and ke«p a
fire and cook and mend, what to do to
keep out the wet and many other camping.
wrinkles worth knowing. Poultry keep- V
ing is a delightful occupation if one only
knows how to tegin. H. S. Babcock tells
just what breeds to select and why. "and
how and why to match them, and how to
feed the birds and build their houses. He
gives diagrams, too, and specially, pre
pared photographic illustrations, jj In ad
dition to these articles Outing for July Is
full of summer matter. J. "William White
tells of his "Summering in Norfolk":
Frank Farrington. "Bicycling From
Montreal to St. Anne"; Horace Hutchm
son, "The Most Difficult and Beat Holes
in Golf*'; Ada W. Anderson. "To the Sum
mit of Mount Rainier"; Mary B. Mullett.
"Country Walking for Women"; Gene
Streatton-Porter. "Bird Architecture";
Henry Chadwick. "Old-Time Baseball";
Robert Blight, "The Amateur's Garden":
Aloyslus Coll contributes another of hi3
"Forest Fables," John R. Spear explains
why "The America's Cup Is, Safe" and W.
H. Rowe relates "The Turf Career of
Hon. W. C. Whitney."
The International Monthly for July con
tains the usual number of important and
attractive articles. The question of
"Academic Freedom," which at present is
claiming: quite a share of public attention,
is discussed in a direct and vigorous fash-
Ion by President Hyde of Bowdoin. The
eminent educator is disposed to allow the
college professor almost every liberty ex
cept that of "incompetency." upon which,
however, he places a liberal construction.
Professor Scott ~ of Princeton contributes
the first Installment of a concise outline
of the "Evolution of the Mammalia."
and Professor Shaler of Harvard writes
. on "American Quality." This "quality"
he defines as "confidence in the fellow
man," in contrast with the inability of the
European to feel or to recognize that
"confidence In the essential likeness of the
fellow man'* in which the democratic in
stincts of the American have their origin.
Salvatore Cortesl describes in a graphic
way the peculiar conditions that surround
the "Vatican in the Twentieth Century."
The Hon. Bertrand Russell of Trinity Col
lege, Cambridg'e, discusses "Recent "Work
on the Principles of Mathematics" in an
article that i3 intelligible for the most
part to all and that is full of genuine lit
erary charm, thus "squaring the circle,"
as it were. Herbert Friedenwald writes
of the sufficient causes that led to the
Declaration of Independence, and admires
in the conception and wording of the
great document the master mind of Jeffer
son. The '.'Story of Ahlkar," by Professor
Barton of Bryn Mawr. is an exquisite lit
tle review, which shows how interesting
a most learned theme can be made. Pro
fessor Fetter puts in its true light the
valuable work of an "American, Econo
mist," and Brander Matthews -writes a.
few pages on the "Spelling of English."
He is optimistic enough to believe that an
era of common sense will at length besln
in this region of darkness and prejudice.
buy them. Folks who write books don't
by any possible chance ever buy books.*
The boy looked at me curiously for a few
moments, and passed- oh. Pretty soon ha
came back, holdinsr a book open. 'Say,
mister.' he broke out. 'I reckon here's a
book that you'd like to have, because lt'3
got your picture in it.' He handed to mo
a copy of Holman Day's book of Yankee
verse. 'Up In Maine.' It was open at tha
half-tone cut of the queer-visagred old man
•who illustrates the part. "Long Shore." I
bought the book right then and thern,
and before I had arrived at my destina
tion [ I read it every word." Dr. Hale,
-when he related this anecdote to the au
thor of "Up in Maine." awked curiously.
"Who is that old man whom newsboys
on trains mistake for me?" The eminent
preacher's amusement was deepened
¦when he was informed that the picturo
was that of Elbridgo Gerry Carr of Mex
ico, Me., one of the quaintest characters
in the State, a writer of rhymes and a
real son of the soil. Mr. Carr wears a
medal that he claims was sent to him by
Queen "Victoria in return for a poem that
pe wrote and sent to her at the time of
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