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Discovery, Exploration and 'Acqui
sition of the Mississippi.
Ogg. With four maps. Svo, pp. xl, 670. The
Macmliiaa Company.
The story of the discover}', exploration and
exploitation of the Mississippi River forms one
of the most Important chapters in the history
cf the growth of civilisation on the North
American continent. Three great nations. Spain.
Franc© and England, contested for Its control,
which passed from hand to hand untll'the In
creasing power of the United Slates enabled it
to step In and to remove the bone of contention
by absorbing the territory on both Bides of the
river, from its source to its mouth.
Mr. O« has evidently entered upon his task
with enthusiasm, and has carried it to completion
with painstaking research. The references to
authorities In his footnotes are copious, and
where they differ in their conclusions he gives
the opposing views and his reasons for Inclining
to one more than to another. It may be said
severally that, while in places his enthusiasm
may lead him Into a certain flam boy an cy of style
and recklessness of statement that are hardly
consistent with a Judicial presentation of his
toric facts, his careful and conscientious weigh
ing of authorities and his evident wide &rasp
of bis subject have resulted in the production
of a volume that reflects credit on the author
and will occupy a unique place In the litera
ture of American development. Beginning
with the discovery of the river by the
Spaniards in the early years of the sixteenth
century, the author follows its history down to
the time of its coming unreservedly into the
hands of the United Stales through the closing
events of the War of 1812. when it ceased to be
a factor in international schemes for territorial
The credit for the actual discovery of the
Mississippi Is not easy to assign. Mr. Ogg
uiv< s many reasons in categorical array for
doubting that the river mentioned by Pineda
was the great "Father of Waters." and. al
though Cabexa de Vaca unquestionably Failed
into Its eastern moat mouth on October 30. K>'JS,
leading the way for the 111 fated expedition
of Narvaea, none of the Spaniards were able to
net within a mile and a half of land or to re
alise the Importance or significance of the great
waterway. It was Hernando De Soto, who. com
ing upon the river in hie land expedition, crossed
it and followed it up to a point probably not far
from the mouth of the Ohio. Disappointed in his
search for gold, De Soto and his countrymen
tailed to recognize the far more valuable nat
ure of his actual discovery, and for two hun
dred years no further efforts were made by
Spain to utilize Its boundless facilities for pro
moting exploration, trade and colonization. "Ex
cept for a basis for subsequent territorial
claims, the discovery of the Mississippi by the
Spaniards might as well never have occurred."
The opening of the Mississippi to the knowl
edge and use of the world remained to be ac
complished from another direction and by an
other people. "The glory of revealing to the
world the nature and extent of the Mississippi
and its great drainage system remained for the
fur trader and missionary of New France."
The Spaniard stumbled upon the river by
merest accident. The Frenchman sought It out,
being drawn to it by a desire for more extended
trade routes and to carry the Gospel to the re
moter Indian tribes. The search for the river
by the French began as early as 1634, when
Champlain dispatched Jean Nicolet to find the
"Sea of China," which hs supposed must«be the
"great water" spoken of by the Indians; but it
was not rewarded until June 17, 1673, when the
missionary Marqnette and his companion Joliet.
Journeying down the Wisconsin, "floated out
upon the placid waters of the Mississippi." La
Ealle, who knew that the "great water" was
not the Pacific Ocean, but believing that the
river flowed Into it through the Gulf of Cali
fornia, named his Montreal settlement "La
Chine." "as if It were but the stepping stone to
his ultimate goal," completed the work of
Marquette. He explored the river to its mouth,
and on April 9. 1682, named the Mississippi Val
ley "Louisiana," taking possession of it in the
name of the King of France. In the mean time
the Flemish friar Hennepin fend two compan
ions, Astached from La Salle's expedition, had
ascended the river from the mouth of the Illi
nois to that of the Rum— from 39 degrees to
45* degrees north latitude.
The control of the Mississippi and the St.
Lawrence gave France the mastery of the conti
nent, with tb» exception of the Atlantic sea
board east of tb* AUaghanles, but she neglected
her opportunities Tba French were explorers
BSjftt»Sj|[ BJ ToXL^r U>a.i c •:.»-: r-. pjaj n^ . •..,.
great waterways as trad* routes rather than as
avenues to new colonies. In consequence there
was not & sufficient population from which to
draw a l oros •tronc enough effectively to resist
the sea power of Great Britain when It was di
rected against the French settlements on the 61
Lawrenoe; end when they were lost, disheart
ened France riadUy parted with her interior do
main west of the Mississippi to fiMjn for the
sake of a defensive continental alllj(ce. Unable
to bold her territory eaet of the river against
the steady encroachments of the English col
onies. France had been forced to yield this, too,
Thus the close of the Seven Tear's War brought
the complete subversion at the French colonial
empire in America. Though the great Pitt had not
been able to maintain himself at the British helm
all through the contest, the outcome for America
was substantially what he had planned and hoped
ior— except that ha might have contrived to secure
all the Mississippi Valley at once tor people of
Ksglieh speech and blood. Instead of allowing: the
western half of it to tail for a time to the Span
'lards. By the treaty of 1768 the plans and achieve
ments of scores of patriotic and ambitious French
men— Salle. Iberville. Bienville, Cadillac. Crozat.
. •asllss— Celoron and many of lesser lam. —
■were brought to naught. Missionaries, coureurs de
bois. Cur traders, explorers and colonists had la
bored, In all more than a hundred years, with
greater or less skill and ardor, to build a great
Trench dependency In the heart of the continent.
They bed been the pathfinders of the Mississippi
Valley; they had borne the brunt of the conflict
*rith hostile natives and primeval nature; they had
revealed to the world the resources and prospective
value of the great rejrion; but In the laying of
foundations for on abiding political power they
failed. Their number* had always been too scant,
end support from the home government too "penny
■wise and pound foolish." They could have main
tain** themselves quite well as against the Span
iard or any other possible European competitor, ex
wapt the very one with whom they had to contend.
But the Englishman was too hungry for land and
too ehsewd in his methods of obtaining it. as well
mm toe strong numerically and financially to be
teas? resisted with such fore* as the French could
command in America. At the beet it was but. a
ejsjsslfsß of tta« until th* scattered Gallic settie-
TD^nts b^tw^ea MoatraJ and the Gulf should be
rutraerpod faf Oh Anrto-Saxon advance- bpynnd the
JWstfiaplssTS; the latter pert of th« eighteenth
c*ctury axd after.
I When Che English colonies, throwing off the
"British yoke, became tb* United States of
'America, tha yv.ur.p rcpntllo found Itself greatly
liampared on its "Western frontier by the Spanish
occupation or the farther bank of the Mississip
pi an<s by Spain's no! at* control of the mouth
fit the river. Her grasping exactions were prac
tically prohibitive of the use of the Mississippi
as an outlet for American products. As early
• s 1700 Thomas Jefferson, then Secretary of
(^tate tinier "Washington, appreciating- the Im
portance, not only to tiie "West but to the coun
try at large, cf rr.atntaiulng an Inviolate rifrht
to navigate the river, wrote to the American
Charge d'Affaires at Madrid. Instructing h!m to
Impress the f?;>aztish Ministry thoroughly ~wlth
.the necessity of an early, and. ©ren-en-tmmedl-
E «te, settlement of the raatten,**
When Jefferson became ■ President, in 3SOI,
HL»t>ain had scolded in American diplomacy anfl
HL^ eigned a treaty la 17&5— t0. run fur threa
— CrnntJnt? our. demands. Although tha
i had Ion? "xi'.^tra. £sa!r.-.liad never it
rogated the treaty, anfl the development of the
Wtft bsd quickly responded to the favorable
status quo. Rumors of Napoleon's ambitions to
retrieve the humiliation of 1763, and to re-es
tablish the dominion of France In America by
eecurins; the retrocession of Louisiana from
Spain, seemed full of foreboding: to the future of
the West Jefferson at once determined to use
every effort to purchase the Floridas and New-
Orleans from France, and, backed by Congress,
sent Monroe as a special envoy to treat with Na
poleon, notifying Livingston, our Minister to
France, of hi 9 mission. In the mean time, he
organized the expedition, under Lewis and Clark,
to explore the region to the west of the Mis
sissippi and northward, ostensibly for the pur
pose of establishing: trade relations with the In
The circumstances which determined the First
Consul to aell the entire domain, instead of the
restricted concessions for which Monroe was
authorized to treat, are now well known, and
are admirably Bet forth by Mr. Ogg, who writes
with much Interesting detail, also, of the way In
which Congress met the problem presented by
the unexpected acquisition of Louisiana and
committed the United States to its policy of
territorial expansion. He ends his story with
an account of the establishing 1 of the American
regime in New-Orleaiis and the new Louisiana,
and of the final removal of the river and its
contiguous territory from international rivalry
and contention by the superfluous defeat of
Packenhams army by General Andrew Jackson
la IftlSL
Romance in the Forest and Crime in
the City.
TROPICAL forest. By W. H. Hudson, Unto,
pp. 315. G ; P. Futnum's Sons.
THE GREEK DIAMOND, By Arthur Morrison.
Illustrated by P. H. Townssed. 12mo, pp. 804.
Boston: L*. C. Paga & Co.
THB WOMAN ERIIANT. Beini? Some Chapters
from the Wonder Book of Barbara the Com
muter's Wife. With illustrations by Will GrefS.
IZrno. pp. 376. The Macmlllan Company.
THB MOTOR PIRATB. By G. Sidney Paternos
ter. With a frontispiece by Charles K. Sykes.
J2mo, pp. 261. Boston: I* C. Pas* & Co.
The Mr. W. H. Hudson who has written
"Green Mansions" must surely be tho Mr. Hud
son who has hitherto been known chiefly as the
author of "The Naturalist in La Plata." "Green
Mansions" is not a novelist's novel; it has no
taint of the lamp; there is nothing: professional
about it whatever. It is, rather/ the work of
a man whose Imagination has been touched by
the magic of the tropical forest, and hns vent
ured, somewhat diffidently, to make a book out
of what he has felt and seen. Th«»-e is scarcely
any plot to be found in these pages. The sup
posititious narrator is a man whose failure as
a Venezuela conspirator has driven him Into
exile. He wanders off to the forest, where he
meets some savages, and, presently, a beauti
ful girl, with whom, of course, he soon falls
in love. But Rima is more than beautiful; she
is a weird, almost uncanny maiden, a kind of
nymph of the forest to wliom the Indians at
tribute evil powers. She drifts steadily toward
tragedy in her strange sylvan life, and the book,
from beginning- to end, seems somehow to be
tinged by the sombre colors In which her in
dividual story is whelmed. Mr. Hudson Is
sparing of incident as tho ordinary novelist
understands it. He is content to paint for us
the magnificent spectacle offered by the forest,
and to introduce a figure here and there not
so much for its own sake as for its significance
as part of the great natural panorama be un
folds. The scene in which hero and heroine
meet with a deadly coral snake between them
is most humanly dramatic. Yet wo value it
chiefly for the sense of woodland mystery it
brings. It is not in order to give a fillip to his
story, but simply that he may show us what
life In darkest Guiana is like, that he thus
describes the way in which a certain savage
offers his sister to the hero in marriage:
Anxious to punch him, I manap^d to control my
muscles, and asked him what authority he— a young
nobody, who had not yet risen to the dignity of
buying a wife for himself— could have to dispose
of a sister in this offhand way. He replied that
there would be no difficulty; that Run! would give
his consent, as would also Otawlnkl. I'i.-ikc and
other relations: and last, and least, according* to
the matrimonial customs of these latitudes, Onlava
herself would be ready to bestow her person
queyou, worn fig-leaf-wise, necklace of accourl
teeth, and all— on so worthy a suitor as myself.
Finally, to make the prospect still more Inviting*,
he added that it would not be necessary for me t'<>
subject myself to any voluntary tortures to prove*
myself a man and fitted to enter Into the purca
torial state of matrimony. He was a great deal
too considerate, I said, and. with all the gravity
I could command, asked him what kind of torture
he would recommend. For me, so valorous a per
son, "no torture," he answered, magnanimously.
But he, Kua-ko. had made op his mind as to th*
form of torture he meant to Inflict some day on
his own person. He would prepare a largo sack,
and Into it put fire-ants— "as many as that! he ex
claimed triumphantly, stooping and filling his two
hands with loose sand. He would put them in the
sack, and then get into It himself naked, and tie
it tightly round his neck, so as to show to all
spectators that the hellish pain of Innumerable
venomous stings in his flesh could be endured with
out a groan, and with an unmoved countenance.
The poor youth had not an original mind, since this
was one of the commonest forms of self-torture
among the Guayana tribes. But the sudden
wonderful animation with which he spoke of it,
the fiendish Joy that illumined his usually utolld
countenance, sent a sudden disgust and horror
through me. But what a strange inverted kind of
fiendlPhness is thin, which delights at the anticipa
tion of torture inflicted on one's eelf and not on an
enemy! And toward others these savages are mild
and peaceable! No. I could not believe in their
mildness; that was only on the surface, when noth
ing occurred to rouse their savage, cruel Instincts.
1 could have laughed at the whole matter, but the
exulting look on my companion's face had made me
sick of the subject, and I wished not to talk any
more about it.
There is enough of this sort of thing in "Green
Mansions" to show that the author can be
something of a realist when he chooses, and tho
whole book is, indeed, wonderfully true and
vivid. But it remains, when all is said, the
book of a poet, a piece of writing in which the
glamour and beauty of the forest are rendered
with a fine emotion.
The author of "The Green Diamond" has ex
panded Into a book the kind of story which
Conan Doyle might have told in twenty or
thirty pages. The stone that gives tho tale its
title is the property of an Indian prince. It is
the usual Jewel of fiction", a rarity of fabulous
value. The rascal into whose hands it passes
through the commission of a great crime real
izes that there is danger in seeking to get it out
of the country by ordinary processes. It would
be folly for him to conceal it about his person.
so he hits upon tho happy idea of placing it in a
magnum of Tokay and sending it to England in
a case with oitier magnums, in the care of an
acquaintance, who has not the smallest sus
picion of what he has undertaken to transport.
Naturally, when the innocent man finds himself
at sea with the Tokay, he is tempted to sell it.
and. thinking that he is thereby doing the owner
a good turn, he ultimately does dispose of the
stuff. At an auction on land the bottles go to
different buyers, and then, if we may be per
mitted the figure, the fat la in the lire. The
gentleman who has hurried home from India
expecting to take possession of the Tokay and
the Jewel nearly collapses when he hears what
has become of both, but he pulls himself to
gether and starts out to regain his (?) property.
Incidentally his secret la divined by the man
whom he has tried to use, and the story thence
forth resolve* itself Into a record of more or
less fantastic, episodes, each one carrying the
Jewel further from all chance of its recovery.
Mr. Morrison Is a clever writer, and he has
made -The Green Diamond" amusing". But as
we turn the last page we cannot help reflecting
on what Conan Doyle might have made of the
same mot**.
"Th* "Woman Errant" is very like the pre
ceding -books put forth "by the same anonymous
author, an easy, eently. flowlr.s blend of humor
and sentimentality, a discursive tale (which is
hardly a tale) in which commonplace people are
made Interesting and likable. The claims of
love, though not forgotten, are not given undue
emphasis. The attention of tho reader Is drawn
first and last to the engaging or piquant tral's
of a dozen different types, and he is made to feel
not that he is assisting at any very extraordi
nary drama, but that he is sharing In the pleas
ures and worries of an ordinary circle of pleas
ant people. Two special gifts belong to the
author of this book. She understands her fel
lows, and she has a genial, spontaneous way of
handling their characters. Moreover, her men
and women always have characters. They are
genuine and original, in their modest way, and
we take inevitably a lively interest In them and
in their affairs. A pretty book is "The Woman
Errant," and sunny, too. with truth in It, and
an atmosphere that is altogether beguiling.
Mr. Paternoster has written an entertaining
story around h'.s idea of a twentieth century
Dick Turpin, operating a motor car of unpar
alleled spc-ed and control, and has overcome the
literary difficulties of the case In a highly in
genious fashion. If his detective is rather more
the man of the world than is usually the case,
and a little less analytical than Mr. Sherlock
Holmes, he is none the less agreeable on the
first account, and his apparent lack of penetra
tion permits us to enjoy for a longer period the
daredevil deeds of the Motor Pirate. The novel
is both a detective story and a love story, and
the two nre Intertwined with a narrative of ex
citing adventures. In order to secure for the
pirate a machine that should surpass anything
hitherto known to automobile manufacturers,
the author has conceived him as the accom
plish. >1 Inventor of the novel car he uses. Such
a machine, if put *>" the market, would nat
urally be of far more profit to the Inventor than
anything he would be likely to pick up on the
road as a highwayman; and as a man must
probably be orasy who would sacrifice an as
sured fortune for a precarious if exciting liveli
hood, tho irrationality of his nets but proves the
more lxittlit;B to those who are on his track, and
leads logically to the dramatic climax in which
the benefits of his skill ore lost to posterity or
1. ft to 1^ worked <»ut anew by other and saner
Investigators. If there is any Inconsistency in
a man who is so clever In one direction b"lnp
so unbalanced in another, it is, at least, not
without its parallels In real life, and is readily
overlooked in th» interesting character of the
story. Tho author h«s not followed the usual
method of writers of detective stories in mak
ing an absolute mystery of the Identity of his
villain, and perhaps it in the ability of the rend
er to pick Op the clews s little faster than the
hero and liis detective friend that seems to de
tract somewhat from their cleverness in finally
running him to earth. The Interest is rather
that of tho playgoer who knows, r>r suspects,
tlie r .;:l villain all along, and whose sympathies
nre enlisted In the efforts of the Other charac
ters to arrive at the knowledge which he has
already attained through his superior facilities
<>r insight The experiment is s dangerous one.
but proves nor unsuccessful In the present in
Current Talk About Things Present
and to Come.
"Th ! Affair at the Inn." th" novel which Kite
Douglas Wlggln wrote this summer in collabora
tion with three friends, Mary and Jane Flndlater
and Allan Maeaulay, la Just Issued by Hoaghton,
Mlfflin ft Co. It is a love xtory. the scene of
which is s quiet country inn on Dartmoor la
Devonshire. Each author is responsible for the
point of v "\v of one "f the four charactera The
hero is s young automobillnsj Knpiii<h bnronet.
and the heroine an American girl from the
Reports Of the large amounts lyeivrd in roy
alties by popular novelists seen! to have in
flamed the Imagination of a hardworking son
of toil who had evidently read some of th«
"host selling" recent fiction and saw no reason
why be could not do as well. The other day a
man having the appearance of a respectable
longshoreman entered one of the departments of
Harper & Bros., in New-York, and. having in
troduced himself politely to one of the man
agers, stated briefly:
••I want to write a novel." There was a d<*ft<l
silence, broken presently by the publisher, who
"Wh.it do you want us to do?"
The visitor seemed somewhat discomfited by
this counter guestlon, and began talking vague
ly about the amount of royalty the publishers
might pay him, winding up with the following:
"If I wrote a novel, bow long could I llvt>
on it?"
A new one-volume edition of I>r. Edward
Everett Hale's "Memories of a Hundred Years"
is to be brought out this fall by the Macmillan
Company. It will contain all the matter appear
ing In the original two-volume edition and three
additional chapters. In one of these Dr. Hale
describes n Journey he made from Boston to
Washington just sixty years ago. Which occu
pied thirteen days Of travel and involved twen
ty-eight changes of conveyance. It is interest
ing to note In this connection thai the present
plans of the railroads, by which trains from
Boston will cross ths Ward's Island ISridge to
Long Island and re-enter New-York by means
of the East River tunnel to the new Thirty
eighth-s* station, will enable the trip to be
made without change of car or recourse to ferry
transfer, relegating the metropollo to the posi
tion of a way station between Boston and points
South and West,
The letters of William Makepeace Thackeray,
written to members of the family of George
Baxter, of New-York, a home which h« visited
often and loved much during his lecture tours
in this country, will be published by the Century
Company in book form this autumn. These aro
"The Letters to an American Family" which
have be> n appenrint? in "The Century Maga
zine" during the current year. The volume will
contain ;:n Introduction and notes by Miss Lucy
Baxter and many characteristic pen sketches
by the author.
Robert W. Chatnbers's new novel of the Amer
ican Revolution will be called '"The New
Yorker," and will appear serially in one of „ the
magazines before its publication in book form by
D. Appleton & Co., who will hereafter be Mr.
Charnbers's publishers. This will be the third
volume written by the author dealing with this
period, the former stories being "Cardigan"
and "The Maid at Arms." He writes of a
region with which he is personally familiar, his
country home being at Broadalbin. near Joiuis
town, the seat of the Johnson family, famous In
the Colonial and Revolutionary history of Cen
tral New- York.
Frederic 5?. Isham, author of "Under the
jtosV* and "The Strollers," has written a new
novel, which is as yet unnamed, although it is
scheduled for publication this month by the
Bobbs-Merrlll Company. It Is understood to be
a story of "Black Friday" and the exciting times
of the gold corner, and to Include Jay Gould and
other contemporaneous Wall Street operators in
its dramatis persona. The new story will be
Illustrated by Harrison Fisher.
The letters of Ernest Renan to M. Berthelot,
written while gathering material in ! „
Palestine for his famous "Life of Jesus." have
been translated by Lorenzo O'Rourke. They
will be brought out this fall in , b!■ < : - Vdl
tlon. With photogravure portraits, by Doubledoy.
Page ft Co.. under the title of "Letters from the
Holy Land." and will contain an introduction by
Mr. O'Rourke.
"The True Henry Clay" will be the next vol
ume In the J. B. Lipplncott Company's series of
"True Biographies." It Is written by Joseph M.
Rogers, at one time Editor of "McClure's Maga
zine," who was born and reared on a farm ad
joining Ashland, Clay's country home. He haa
had access to all the private Clay papers now in
the possession of the family, who have greatly
aided him in the preparation of the work. It Is
said to contain many hitherto unpublished anec
dotes. There will be twenty-four illustrations,
mostly taken from photographs made especially
for the book.
President Butler of Columbia University has
contributed an article of timely interest to the
current number of "The American Review of
Reviews?" on The Educational Worth of the St.
Lrf>uis Exposition," having reference particu
larly to the great world congresses of science
and art to be held there this month. "It Is en
tirely probable," writes Mr. Butler, "that never
before has so large and representative a body of
scholars been brought together; it is quite cer
tain that never before has such a body of
scholars assembled for so specific and lofty a
purpose." The organizers, who have been dili
gently at work for two years, consist of Pro
fessor Simon Newcomb, who will preside over
the congress, and" Professor Munsterberg. of
Harvard University, and Professor Albion W.
Small, of Chicago University, who will be the
Sister Nivedita (Margaret Noble), the Irish
woman who has lived for several years with the
Hindoos in Calcutta, and whose book, "The Web
of Indian L.lfe." has recently been the subject
of review and correspondence in these columns,,
is In America, She will be one of the speakers
at the coming Peace Congress. The book has
aroused considerable comment and criticism, and
has already gone into a second edition in Eng
land. Miss Noble'a London publisher, Mr.
Helnemann, has received a letter in regard to
the volume from Flora Annie Steele. the author
of the well known novel of the Indian mutiny.
"On the Face of tha Waters." in which she says
of "The Web":
It is exceedingly interesting: though a trifle per
haps too enthusiastic it Is an excellent bit of work
for India- The woman's standpoint is, of course,
taken at its highest, but it la, as such, not in the
least exaggerated.
In a recent review of "The Boss," Alfred
Henry Lewis's novel of American political life,
an Australian critic makes the book the text for
a warning to those opposed to the reign of labor
in Australia, although he adds that the slacken
ing of Immigration "makes the danger distant."
Quoting from a correspondent In Sicily, who
says that the people there "earn only four shill
ings a week working twelve hours a day, but
get a broth of b\g beans every night, stewed
with water, and have to find their own break
fast, if they can find it, or else they simply
Starve," the critic reir.urks, "You can't turr such
men into free Americana In two or three years
without giving the 'boss' and his associates a
Another member of a literary family Is to be
heard from for the first time this fall. Rosalind
Ri.!.;irds, the daughter of Laura E. Richards
and a granddaughter of Julia Ward Howe, has
written a collection of nhort stories, to be enti
tled "The Nursery Fire," which will be issued
soon by Little, Brown * Co.
Judge Shute, the author of "The Diary of a
Real Boy," has written a continuation of the
narrative under the title of "Sequll." which his
been running serially in "The Saturday Evening
Post," and will be published in book form by the
Everett Press en September 1.
The Mind of Whlttler" is the title of a vol
ume l.y the Rev, C J- Hawkins, a New-England
Clergyman, now hi press nnd to be published by
Thomas Whlttaker. It Is a study of the rela
tion of Whittle! to religious sentiment.
The Hr>M*n Art Company is Issuing as a holi
day gift book a trade edition of "The HundrM
Best Pictures." reproduced in photogravure,
with des.-rlptivo text by <\ Hubert Letts. It
will appear as a royal quarto volume. The work
has previously been sold only hy subscription.
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From the German edition of lWn. An appendix
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JOSEPHINE. By Ellen Douglas r>!and. Illustrated by
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Baedeker. With maps and plans. 12mo. pp. xlll.
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Mr*. Burton Klngsland. 12mo. pp. xxli. 610. (Doable
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A collection of old and new games, and entertain
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TUB WORLD'S WORK. St. Louts Fair number. Sva.
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(Imported by Charles Sorlbner's Sons.)
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Francis Mlltoun. Illustrated by Blanche McManus
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From The London Chronicle.
Now that Alma-Tadema's pictures fetch al
most any price — one we remember to have
fetched 6,000— la interesting to recall that
once upon a time they were ordered by the dozen
—"like gloves," Lady Alrua-Tadema is reported
to have said. This was when Mr. Garabart. the
great picture dealer, was at the height of his
career, and, coming to London, found himself
at the door of a wrong studio— at any rate not
the studio he intended to reach— was asked
by its ¥ owner, young Alma-Tadema. to enter
"Did you paint that picture?" asked Gambart*
pointing to the canvas on th* eaa*l The
painter admitted the offence. "Well, then - said
Gambart, "let me have twenty-four of the sort
at progressive prices for each half dozen " The
delightful bargain was struck; and proved to be
mutually so satisfactory that, on its completion
four years later, another twenty-four Dicturea
Were ordered, and in due time executed V all
ver Jug. bearing a flattering inscription anJ
given by the dealer to the artist to commemor
ate th ? completion of the contract. to Tr£on*
th, most romantic of the many souvenirs in the
Alma-Tadema treasure house in st. Johns
' I 1 —
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b« celebrated this yeas In thirty-three State*. See
XU« Sander Trlbuod to-morrow.
1 ■ •
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POCANTICO LODGE— Open All the Year.
stations — Briarcltff Manor on Putnam Division, or
Pleasant', on Harlem Branch.
Hotel Aspinwall
An Ideal Resort for Health
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Virginia Hot Springs
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