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Una H. H. Cool
"Ifee Psychology of Iflspiratioa"
Ey Georg* Laasias Caytuoad of C*erg* W*s&
*»Ston tmlTerslty. • PTsbU*fc«-d by Fcnk 6
Waja&TU company, New York. Price *1.4Ul
An opportune, thoughtful and essen
tially sane book is the "Psychology of
Inspiration" by George Lansing Ray
mond, professor In the philosophic de
partment of George Washington uni
versity. It Is the result of a lifetime
of observation and careful revision of
faithfully collected data and Impres
sions and is an attempt to distinguish
between religious and ecientiflc truth
and to harmonize Christianity with
znodarn thought. Something of the, at
titude in which the author has pre
sented his subject may be understood
from the following excerpt:
"One who mingles much with edu
cated men in our country will find large
numbers of them doubting whether a
modern ralnd, trained to observe sclen
tUdally and to reason logically, can
without bias accept as true the form
of religion most prevalent In our times,
or Indeed any religion, and yet honestly
weigh all the arguments that can b«
brought against it. There must b»
some reason for their doubting this.
To attribute the reason to the false
working of their minds, as contrasted
with the right working of the minds of
other people, would be manifestly un
charitable and illogical.**
Searching: for the reason of this
mental attitude of brilliant men Dr.
Raymond rambles with his eyes and
ears open Into the widest possible
realm of research. He considers what
the Christian bible has to offer, what
Is to be found in the writing of the
Veflas, the Koran and even tlie Mormon
bliTS*; he analyzes the nature of truth
*nd men's conception of it; he devotes
considerable space to the occult influ
ences recognized and admitted by many
thoughtful people, and while suggest
ing possible explanations does not es
say to define the things he sees but
does not understand. »
Lovers of animals and those who be
lieve that there is more than the so
called "ir.stir.ct"' in dogs' understanding
of people and things will find particular
Interest in what Dr. Raymond, has to
say of the subconseiousness of animals.
There is scarcely a phase of the
Christian churches, their creeds and
doctrines, that is not passed in the ex
haustive review given by Dr. Raymond.
The hearing given each Is impartial.
The expressed and underlying plea
throughout this work is for a rational
conception of the real truths of re
ligion. Dr. Raymond expresses the con
viction that there is no place within
the orthodox circles for the man -who
does his own thinking. He speaks of a
"Not one of those present was con
sidered by himself or others to be
\u25a0what is conventionally termed re
ligloss. Yet In the unselfish, untiring*
and well nigh unrewarded labor that
every one of these seemed performing
for the advancement of the knowledge,
the health and the comfort of his fel
lows I recognize such devotion, con
scientiousness and* charity as could
not be rightly designated irreligious.
About tin same time my attention -was
. called to a meeting of ecclesiastics.
All who took part in it were presum
ably considered by themselves and by
others to be religious in an excep
tional degree. Yet no reported speech
Of any o£ them happened to be devoid
of a certain selfish, intolerant and un-
Tr.aanar.lrao-.is disregard of the feel
ings and thoughts of others."
The book will provoke adverse
criticism from some of the people who
coxne under the designation religious;
It contains material for endless ser
mons and will get the commendation
of liberal thinkers everywhere, but all
siAes will have to admit that the au
thor fcas approached his work in the
spirit of the philosopher, the man who
is striving 1 to solve one of the great
preblesra of the day.
By Oxnact C. MclfcrO. aether of "Bir *»."
PcMisfced by The Outicx cospaaj, New
York. Price 11-iO.
Cowboy life, as it was in the "good
eld days," piss some 111 fitting mawkish
sentiment developed after the "bad
roan" years is the makeup of this novel.
Last year tfc« author wrote a number
cf sketches of the "Bar 20" ranch
which were as wild and exciting as the
cine novel reader boy. could desire.
Most of them bad something to say of
tho doings of Hopalong Cassidy. who
\u25a0was a wonderful . shot and a cool one.
This book is a whole novel and Is as
full or run play as the other one, but
has a love story in the background.
There are many things one cannot
Ilk* In the book — for instance, a few
lines frota the description of the sheriff,
one James Shields:
"He did his shooting as an unavoid
able duty, a business, a stern necessity;
and he took great delight in its ac
curacy. Wherj he shot at a man he did
it with becoming gravity, but neverthe
less he radiated pride and cheerfulness
when he hit the man's nose or eye or
Adam's apple at a hundred yards. All
the time he knew that the man ought
to die. that it was a case of necessity,
and this explains why he was so
pleased about the eye or nose or
A- little further along we read this
about his pony: "When the animal
suddenly turned its head and nipped
hard and quick at the sheriffs legs,
getting a mouthful of nasty leather and
seasoned ash for its reward, he gleeful
ly kicked the pony In the eye when It
let go, and then roweled a streak of
perforation la its ugly hide with his
spur* as an encouragement. The ensu
ing bucking was joy to his -heart, and
he feared that he might eventually
grow to like the animal."
The whit* desert: men have always
been famed for their kindness to ani
mals, their ponies .are often their
friends and pets, and it is difficult to
believe that sort of description of any
man. One could have no desire to
make a friend of that sheriff; rather
would It give more pleasure to sand
the Society for the Prevention of Cruel
ty to Animals hunting for him.
The orphan was a "bad" man who
apparently ' had little reason to be
"bad." He roamed about the country
doings nothing but kill. He was not
a horse thief or cattle stealer. nor was
he even a bandit. He was a sort of
outlaw. Just born tha.t way.
The sheriff already described heard
of one late villainy of the orphan's,
and so went out after him. The or
phan plays a fine joke on him. By a
skillful trick he turns a party of war
Apaches in the direction the sheriff is
sure to take and then at the last mo
ment declares a true* and saves the
sheriff. Of course the sheriff can't
hunt him any more.
The love story begins when the
sheriff's two sisters, one very pretty,
come with a girl friend from the
"states" to visit him. The pretty eis
ter reforms the orphan, although the
miracle is not done in a minute. There
are bad spots all along the road to re
form. The dialogue between the or
phan and his sweetheart after he -has
knlled his last man Is Impossible
Like. "Bar 20," "The Orphan" is un
nsually well Illustrated, the pictures
having been done by Allen True.
— •— ' ..
"Alters to Bassos"
By Eli2ib*Oi X«"ff. Published by FrWerlf*
A. s:eir* eoaipaay. Xetr. York. Vris* *U t >.
When the young minister. North
more, goes to Mogadonler to , take up
his duties there, the outlook seems
hopeless. To a young man.' ardeat.
ambitious, enthusiastic, the dead alive
little town, » the church shut In by a
huge spite fence covered with circus
posters, the quarrels among the con
gregation combine to make an appall
Squire Pocock. his host and church
elder, was not encouraging, though his
IrtertHins *rere most kindly. He sa.y«»:
"Ef young folks was so .made as
they could take a leetle advice now
an" again of them that's lived longer,
xhey'd lam without burnin' their own
fingers. That's what I.tole'the stew
ards when they said It was your fust
station; 'Jest be a leetle easy on him
an* give him good ! advice - now an*
again, an* he'll soon lam,* says I."
"Thank you," said the minister, with
a queer blending of patience and con
sternation in his face as he looked
down from his stalwart youth upon
the bowed figure that bad come out of
the past to lead him. backward. -
The clergyman makes a brave fight
and demolishes the spite fence by
moral suasion and prayer. It is Mrs.
Jernigan, one of his most loyal sup
porters, who suggests that the prayer
be "applied to . the spot." and suggests
that they all gp and pray at the house
of the man who put up the spite fence
and at his office, and persevere till he
yields. Several days later^ Mr. Sims,
the next door neighbor and builder of
the spite fence, goes to the minister
to remonstrate, for_ the congregation
had torn the. obstruction down and de
stroyed his property.
The young minister wins otst in the cad
an«l marries a rich, young wor-i-in who
has been his coworker and mainstay
during the setbacks, discouragements
and obstacles of his career. At the
last, in spite of tempting offers, among
which is the consulate to -Mexico, the
young couple agree to "stay -on in' the
little town and work shoulder to
shoulder for the good of Mogadonier.
: : •\u25a0:.-\u25a0 — •^ : t^ : mm&&&[m
Ey M«ry laday Taylor, aethor of "Oa th»
Bed Staircase." "Jly L»dy Clanearty,** "TO*
Impersonator," «te. Pnt>*i*be<t -by Little.
E.i*a i Co.. Boston.. Prf« Sl.iO.
Having once left the field of .Euro
pean history Mary Inilay Taylor finds
it more. to her taste to continue In the
path she started In . "The Impersona
tor." and jo the scene of her latest
novel, "The Reaping." Is once more
Washington. The ; author was born in
Washington and. . though, she has I beta
writing constantly, - she ' has \u25a0 devoted
herself to Europe rather than her own
America, Needless to say, she knows
her Washington well; -
*The Reaping" tells the tragic story
of the penalty paid* by a beautiful so
ciety woman for Jilting a man she real-
Iy loved "to marry a" prominent and
In Margaret White the author, has
presented a type ready to sacrifice any
thing for wealth and position. The
discarded lover. WllUans Fox. rises to
a high position politically by his : en
ergy and ability and Margaret has
the unhappinesa of seeing him more re-,
spected than- her husband. She has led
a wretched life with White, who is at
once Jealous and unfaithful. Knowing:
that she 'does not love him White
seen her on far too ; fricndl.* terms
with Fox. She treats her ' husband's
guests coldly and rudely, openly flout
ing him when he is critical of her con
duct. There is no love in her heart
for her two little^ children," who too
closely resemble her husband. ;.-. Fox
chafes under the llmuations of hfs L po
sition, for he Is the lover ' of Margaret
still and he rebels at being forced to
break bread with her husband.
At this point in the story Fox meets
Uose Temple, the dacghtcr, of a fine old
judge and everything he has always
Imagined a woman should be. They
fall in lovp, - but: at this inauspicious
moment Margaret decides to divorce
her husband. '~, Fox considers that in
honor he is bound to marry her After
ward and give up; Rose. His political
career. will be. ruined at the same. tim*,
for he is obliged to decline a seat tn
the cabinet, It having : formerly j. : be
longed to White.* >; The V-. only X thing
whlcu could save the. situation here ia
the death of Margaret, : and it happens
Just as she realizes how; tragic itlwlll
be to ruin Fox both 'In ' politics "and
love. . \u0084..- :'--'j%: •'*,-\u25a0.•.-•'"\u25a0•;* - :--_: --_
Besides being a flne^:- picture' -of
Washington life, the work Is a" strong
appeal against the lies and; sham -and
mockery on which most social -success
depends. The political side of the story
is exceedingly interesting, only there is
too little of it. - « : " :
. By EJxar J?paes. satber of VTb* Admirable
i TlaSter." etc. PnbUaiM bj tbf SlcClurt
ewooanr.. Xew, Toriu • Prtw .* f1.30.' -, w
Edgar , Jepson has created -a new and
interesting character In the heroine of
his latest novel, "Tangled "\u25a0[ Wedlock."
Bohemia -. is ftxll . of The book
satirizes . several phases of the artistic
and literary Bohemia of today/: and \u25a0 for
the most part does it so well that even-
Bohemia must acknowledge ; the picture
,to : -be correct. ~ rvv":;.^-?.^-.;;-;*..;.; 1 :.-^".;,^; : ...:
Iseult. is .the daughter, of a pair7of
faddists ,'with' : money enough to bring
in.B", comfortable inepme.: so 'that 'the
father, can be ; an , artist and the mother
can : be . interested - in ; outside '.things,
while a nursa brings up' the child.'- The
parents talk \u25a0 much lof mother love 7 and
the dutles'of parents to 'their* chlldrenv
(but never quite I find v. time ; to"carr3( \ out
any ? of" their - theories. Iseult's - father
dies and -her mother neglects bar more
than : ever. : There is. nothing \ vicious
about the mother;: she | is : merely; fool
ish.-- She ; ; becomes interested In.- spirit
oalism and a select coterie of congenial
souls meet every, week;: at I her house.
They, are called .the "circle", and are of
the extreme type of Bohemia— the ions
haired and unwashed type-^-and while
they do not always have spiritualistic 1
demonstration?, they do equally, absurd
things. Iseult's mother pays dearly for.
being a member of, this artistic i set." the
coterie 'ctieerf ully^dralnlnff her; fortune.
.'A young sculptor, s oliTer. Robinson. Is
Introduced to the circle. He .is ; not at
all in sytapttny witli; the faddists 'and
shows it pi ilnly.V Hla plain speech in
terests Iseult and they become, friends.
The unconventional and remarkable.
love ' story : is not always pleasant, and*
the; reader not'expeeilng- thrills will re
ceive a few, shacks.'t out will appraise
it as a' capital , romance.. :
"Tfee.lte of tfee lost Court"
: E; Uvsa Teren ce S*ts!:o Vtrqari* d Alp*M.
.: robUsfceU by tho McClare company. »**
Yorft. ITke Jtl.Sfl.
When an ; unknown and ' new : author
has such an interesting name, as Hum
.Teresa \u25a0 Sarallo. "Marques* d'Atpaas. her
-book: challenges' critical : consideration
even though -; it is somewhat handi
capped by a suggestively melodramatic
title, "The;; House ; of the XjosV Court-**
The author is "described .l» >. advance
.notes as an attractive youns? woman, a
Spanish marchioness, with. both AjnerU
can I and "> English w blood .tn her i veins,
who is ; said -to have remarked that if
she < ever : marries her husband will be
an t American. - She lives :-, ln~;London,
where Ishel attracts attention : by going ,
about In- the. native Spanish mantilla.
. ; : , The -scene r of her. story fis England.
;It tells , the : tale ; of . two •Americans, J ; a'
mother ; and daughter who "leave ; a
country, house hoping- to br»*k Into the
exclusive j coun tyj society." The rAnieri
'can mother'hasronly^a.few. of Vyuitfar:
t raits ; ahe jj has absolutely -no j sense of
, humor rt and V; shells: weak u and > sappy;
iwben it'eomes to' business.' iHer dauarh
'ter, the ; real heroine ; of; the story/ is a
"perfectly* lovely'*.; girl, ' a ', bit siow >anu'
\u25a0 almost*/ too/good . to, be true,' bat f ,when
.it i3';necesaary-for ; her to show- up the
"wicked adventuress site develops all the
shrewdness < of 'aer. national' inheritance.
'-The 'two ;"Americans have all i sorts ;of
[trouble ; ! setting . in to "society— ln f fact.;
theyj are - almost *f ostracized, and
; understand ,**hy.Vlt .Is, at ' last^leamed
ithatt." tfie -icloud .is,: the shadow .of r a
'mysterious' crime- and^ it is really the
house and: not their personality S which
scares the county, away from them.
01trisvup;to* the heroine to solve, the
mystery | and she : does it In moat - ap
proved ; fashion. What matter that
there* are *a * few \ discrepancies?. The
tale is written^ and \u25a0on the -whole
deserves praise. It 'holds * the ; reader's
interest - and only after . It ' is laid aside
the fliiwa -begin to obtrtid* themselves.
If the same story. had been written by
an author who had been passed by the
critics as Al many of Its faults would
have 1 been * condoned. * This - new" asp l -
j rant . has . ideas .. and ' should be encour
aged: to.* try, again. The' love "story
which is unearthed by, the (olving cf
the mystfry'-K very pretty and not the
usual sort atalL ':*\u25a0'-
Br Frint ' Daaby (Mrs. Jnlta Fr»nz3i>). ta
,tlM» ot "Pics in CIoT«r." etc." rsMldied
br tb* *. MacmilUa i cctapaay, >*ew - T«rk.
Price. 11-30. ;
"One only "needs to be reminded "that
Frank Danby ",1s" the author of -**Dr.'
Phillip*." "Pigs in Clover.**-. "The
Sphinx's Lawyer*? and:, "Baccarat.** to
welcome with enthusiasm 'her 'latest
story, "The Heart of a Child.**- Although
critics have? often, quarreled with her
choice! of subjects : and resented her In
clination to deal wltb forbidden themes,
they have never denied tthe" power and
grip" of \u25a0.her- stories. - In .this latest
story " she has S not ; lost / her , literary
gait, 'i-.- -aJpa^^^B^^^^SSjaH^e
- A \u25a0 realist as to \ method, she . has the
Imagination that creates types of char
acter. The Important personages In her
"Doctor, Phillips" ' or ' "Pigs in "\u25a0 CloTer**
wlil' not soon be forgotten by those
who have : once : made -- their acquaint
ance. " This . new \u25a0 book Is curiously \u25a0 like
her. earlier work,' and at the same time
curiously, different. It shows the same
insight ~into character, the same dra
matlcvonstructlon.- but the tone of the
book is mellower,', the \u25a0 painful : note Is
less - faslstently \u25a0 sounded ; and tbe - story,
while It approaches close to the knell
of ttraged/, ends, after al. In a' cheerful
:keyv- t..>; ".i:-:.".-VV-:;- ';'?'\u25a0 \u25a0*.*-\u25a0" :-?\u25a0- : \u25a0
.The subject is one that might be ex
pected -to ; attract Frank : Daaby.- -It Is
nothing;; more or . leap than -: the : true
story of : the • life - of . a . typical 7 London
gaiety - girl— -a girl : who .-drifts to the
stasn by accident and, without training
or. any special- gift": beyond : her beauty
and an . indefinable >' charm ;- of person
ality, :' she - becomes : the reigning - stage
favorite, stk Mrs, . \u25a0-. Frankau j :: has. ' re
corded ?th« ; fact V that 'J.^ the ; story J.was
originally "planned;; by 3 her t with - her
.brother.-,tbe:late t Owen.Hall-(attthor i of
"Florodora"* and - other.* musical come
dies), and that it was ? their intention
to write ' It " together, * M»^- Frsnkaa
supplying the fictional element and Mr.
Hall - the "local ' eolorT ; of the London
stage. 7 Although they had discussed
the story" together; they had not ac
tually begun the ; writing, when Mr.
Hall, died.' Nevertheless, .there is no
lack of \u25a0 local color In . the book as it
stands. - Not - since George Moore wrote
_**A- .Mummer's .Wife" has there been
such a story o* the -real life of stage
people. "The -Heart of . a .Child." deal
ing* with" a different', section * of the
theatrical "world from: that of Mr.
Moore's - work. : Is surely more attrac
tive'than the Irishmen's masterpiece.
Sally.; Snape, the child of tbe London
slums, wtio reaches the stage ' by way
of the dress makers' show rooma. and
ha? a.l the young bloods of London at
her \u25a0 feet. -Is• in -truth an altogetHer at
tractive as .well as original crsatsre.
Frank Danby- has never, done anything
better than j the chaptej in which she
shows how this uneducated young girl
keeps her 'head and steers her way
safely amid the dangers of her life by
virtue of a -kind of -instinctive purity.
Perhaps the most- Incredible character
in the book Is -Lady Dorothea^ albeit for
her If rs. ; Franks o* Is said to* have had
a ' living ; model. The climax of ths
•tory, indeed, revives a scandal that is
not yet forgotten ia London drawing
But this is after all not the most la
teresting side of "The Heart of a
Child." It Is as, a picture of stage life
that it will be most eagerly read, and —
:it;seems safe to predict— long remem
bered as \u25a0a . true document concerning
the life of our day.
>>It is that when Mrs. Fraakau
and-.- her." brother were planning the
novel they found it impossible to agree
as ; to the ending of ths story. Mr.
Hall held that such a girl as their
heroine, even* though she kept her bead
through 1 her stage career, iroold In
evitably succumb: to. the* greater temp
tations "of * f*3hfonabl« \u0084 life.. life. Xrs.
Frankau, on- the other hand. Insisted
that no .general L mle could .bo laid
- down; that' oa the stage, as every
where, individual character and tem
perament - would telL "The Heart of
."a Child": is- the" result of conviction
and.it bids fair to create much dlscus-
S sion as to vrhether the heroine is a
type or an exception. -
Jfear Beofcs Briefly KoteJ
. California's history has been enriched
by crievised and enlarged edition of T.
J.:Schobn.over's story of the- -life and
time* of G«neral John A. gutter. It, ls
a volcme that every, man. woman and
child in California should. own, as It is
a trustworthy /story of the* most dra
matic -_ period of the life of the state.
It I* valuable; in that the facts are not
diluted with- personalities. Each lino
adds ; somf thing to the- record. The edl
tlon has been got out by'the Bullock-
Carrenter press of . Sacramento. CaL
. "Messages;! for Home and Life." by
Df nsdale T. : Yonns, j the j author of "The
Crlmstfn Book^has ;been brought out
by Jennings. & Graham of ClncinnatL
It contains t?.!ks on the world old sub
jects, of reading, love, courtship and
marriage,' nome" life, recreation and
business from the~ standpoint of the
;re!lKlou»^ man of wide expertsnee.
Vomit;Y omit; Is a well known EngUsh writer.
"Christianity In Japan? Is the. title of
a pocket edition " by . Bishop Merrlman
C Harris. D. D.. published by Jennings
*: Graham, of -Cincinnati Into a few
parac;raphai the- author gets the salient
facts about Japan and her ; people. He
teljs of the -.native religions of the
couacry, and gives the missionary his
tory. : which begins .with the Tislt to
Japan In .1549 of Francis Xavler. con
clndiiig.wlthja more comprehensive re
port, of .'VhaVnas been done In Japan
oy the Meth«^itts. to whlcfc-faitb Bish
op Harris belongs. . '
"Tne Coat of Christian Conquest** Is
the name o" a little volume by William
N-' Brewster from the press of Jennings
& Gr.iham. Cincinnati. The author, who
has been a missionary to- China for 1?
year*, write*; la . ; answer to the ques
tion.- What will It : take -in men and
money to evaneellxe the world? He
goes into the question In figures and
.the estimated population to be rvia
grellred.'". and muk*9 some Interesting;
deductions, particularly to those who
are rot in touch with such endeavors.
He shown that missionary work Is
much more expensive than formerly,
and from far China comos the cry of
."increased 'expense* of living.**
Boa's asl W2 Wii *&> liai \u25a0
>: The Bliss Bliss, Okla.. says:
-. *fEleanor Gates, who writes some real
novels about red western people as we
"know, 'em.li with us for & few days
at the 101 ranch.' .Miss. Gates was born
, \u25a0 in ' • Dakota and '• spent her girlhood on
a' horse working \u25a0 vattfe. i H«r, new book
has- its : scene laid In western Okla
homa and Is branded 'Cu?!(J the Cow
punch,* She has just. finished It and we
understand lias accepted an _ offer to
come west .. to the ranch and break : a
x Jot of the- tvorsi broncos that. have so
: far remained QBConquered. Sheexpects
: to ; finish 'her labors In a • few days and
' bike \u25a0 fartber-west," where there are not
•so many ? fences. • Here's to . yofi, . Miss
.Gates; glad< to have you with us again."
The; New.' York-" Times Saturday .Re
view! of r - Books- 'has 'froE3..t!rae to time
printed communications from its read
ers <ob : the T subject " of -"*UnetJt i Pages."
An Interesting- one lately was fiom one
Duval of Baltimore. . who tells that la
buying a book to do e«at to a frlsnd
he mado as a condition of the purchase
that tha leaves should 6a cut. Another
writer Tery. wisely observes that tho
"uncut" editions are splandid carriers
of deadly disease germs. Still* another
writer suggests that the publishers is
sue a certain percentage of thetr edi
tions cut and a percentage uncut. Zf
the publishers accept any of the adrlca
offered the reviewers will hopa to bo
on the list of cut books.
. Rodin has made a bast of Bernard
Shaw, which he keeps In his studio at
Merudon. showing it only to his friends.
Of his model Rodin says:
* "He la perhaps a fraud, as yotk
Americans put it. .but tho first Tictlm
of Bernard. Shaw's charlatanism Is Ber
nard Shaw himself. Susceptible to Im
pressions, as are all artists, and a
philosopher at tho same- tia«. hs eaa
not do otherwise than deceive himself.
The cold reason which ho could. yr»
It unhampered. . apply to tho problfxu
of this life is modified, reduced to
vapor, by his delicate tamperamaaUl
sensitiveness and by his keen Irish
sense of humor. It Is. la fact, to bis
Irish blood : that Bernard Shaw, as wo
know him, is dne. With the cold A&slo.
Saxon current only is Ms veins ho
would havo proved the "bore* par ex
cellence, who tries to divert us whlla
reforming society, to win oar applaaso
by mare idol breaking.**
Allan Macnaughton. who. with his
wife, best known as Myra Kelly, author
of storte* of ghetto live, has bees at
tempting to establish an old fashioned
English litarary colony la the New
Jersey hills, has filed a petition la
bankruptcy. This property, near Essex
Fells, he called Oldebester village, and
It was thousht that he had purchased
it. bat the bankruptcy papers reveal
that he rented the place. Mr and Mrs.
Macnatxghton Intended to build a la.-?*
lake, oa-the edge of which would be a
tavern. also planned to build a
dubaoose. which would b« the center
of a restricted settlement. Interested
la the plan were William Dean HawetLa
and several other well known literary
men. They had. however, only an
academic connection with the scheme.
Mrs. Agnes McClelland Daulton.
whese new book, "FrltzV U just out.
lives near St. George. L» L. in a
charming colonial honss over a haa
dred years old.
• • •
That very popular writer of the un
der world. Arthur Sirinsw. whoso
books. "Phantom Wires" and ~rho
Wire Tappers."' have achieved consider
able success, will publish a new ad
venture and mystery story this month,
entitled The Under Groove. I**1 **
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- Svante Arrhenius. whose new treat!? «
on cosmology. Is called "Worlds in tS«
Making," is a Swedish scientist and
director of the Physlco-Chem'cal Nobel
Institute at Stockholm. His book has
been translated from tho Germaa by
Dr. H. Boras, and has Just be«a pub
lished la this country.
* • • . •
M. Rostand has writtsa a new
"Faust.- Was he wise In ceasln* hla
search for aa original subject?
• • •
Gertrude Athertoa' recently was
truest of honor at a London banquet of
the Lyceura elab. at which May Sia
clalr was la the chair. The Utter la
said to possess, under. a retiring per
sonality, a marked degree of executive
strength, while the former, waoso ad
ministrative capacity Is well knows.
has never identified herself with club
organizations. "Ancestors," Mrs. Ath
erton's latest -novel, contains a chapter
which < sets forth the woman's club In
a manner that invites strong discus
S*. E. Kiser is suaerlng ta« penalty
of fame. It seems that somebody Is
traveling about under his name, and
as a proof of his Identity reciting hla
"Love Sonnets of an OfSce Boy** and
other verse. Ia consequeace. Mr. Kiser
receives strange commnaicaUons frooa
• • •
Mr. G. Lowes Dtcklnson. tha author
of that Interesting book. "A Modern
Syraposlum," is to be the next Inger
soll lecturer at Harvard. Hl3 lecttzr*
oa Immortalltjr** will be glvea thero
next spring. His new book. , entitled
"Justice and Liberty," win be broitsiu
out this spring.
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lti!L«3 Lltfrantre.** bj N*ti«a H. Dole: Ho;
tit. YiT'l * Co.. New rork.
- "Tae - Dasgtiter.** by Cosstasce SauQJtsz
l*offtt. Tird A to.. X<« Tcrk.
•*B-»aitj- and KeattX"' by Con Brawa ?vt>
trr: Paul Elder It Cot.. San. Franefseo.
•Tae itvCur tke OlM'* rtnt Btbt* TruHw
er.7 by Mary J. C. Foster; Jcaaiazs A Gn
tiam. Ctsclnsat!. -
"Gc*tkt'» raost, » S;c(lt ta Sor'.iUst Critt
rtna." br *Uarrss .Hlteij; Our!es IX. Ksir *
'••Rsrl Jlars' Biottr»?M'"al Mentolrs.** br W.
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"The H««rt «C tke R«<l Fin.** by Aasa W.
Aa-l*noo: Uttt«. Brvwn A Co.. Boston.
"Ta« CTtecrfßl aaaracxwrs," by I'M'.* P. Bat>
l*r: Tae rratnry c«B]>«sr. Xrr York.
*Tfe# Lest THtetotaa." t>r J«w« I_ WUIUau;
TS« Ceatary ewnpaar, X«v Totk. Jt^Mii VP "**
S \lnrtai* r«Bd. >f by Ge-.rif* T. I**: Tie
Jf Ml p:&!J«!jias fmp*ny. N'cw Tor*t.
"Soi"fjli«t* v Wort," N; Bobert Uonier; Ti«
SfaeatUUa esvp«sr. »w York.
Ta* littatsaaa la the Mnot*t." by JUe-taa
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