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R. S. H.tU'KF.K. A New Biography of the Vicar of .1/ ( >rzL x CIUtOtV, THE LOT AND LETTERS OF R. 8. HAWKER (sometime Vicar of Morwenstow). By his son 'n-law. C. E. Bytes. With two sketches by the Bar! of Carlisle, lithograph* by J. Ley Pethy bridge. and reproductions from portraits, pho tographs, etc. Svo. pp. €£3. John Lane. The memoir of Robert Stephen Hawker, pub ■shed many years ago by the Rev. S. Baring- Gould, was unsatisfactory and Incomplete In th* opinion of those to whom the eccentric Vicar of Morwenstow was dear. It to an uncom monly entertaining book, and we regret to note Mrs. Hawker's assertion that It Is full of mis statements. These aside. It must be admitted that the Hawker presented In Mr. Bylaw's bulky biography to not much unlike the Hawker de scribed by Baring-Gould. However, we could ill spare the mass of anecdote and many of the letters collected in this new volume, and wo may commend It with few reservations to those who feel Interest In the depletion of an original, quaint and lovable character. Hawker the man is better worth remem brance than Hawker the writer. Some of his Cornish sketches will live, and a couple of his ballads and two or three charming lyrics will keep their places forever In English anthologies. We cannot say much for the rest of his work, which is curiously Imperfect and often un poetlc. even In feeling. But th* big hearted, ■witty creature himself, now so practical, now so visionary, so explosive In wrath, so fatherly, gentle In kindness, still has a charm which to not to be resisted. No one could be sharper In a repartee. He was an Improvident man and built a more elaborate house than was needed— hence the observation of an acquaintance: Old Mr. King once said to me as be looked down "^•H? build houses and wise men Inhabit so.** said L unwilling to be outdone even In ""^JusTbo. as wise men make proverbs and fools mote them." And then we both grunted. Countless blunt answers of this sort are re membered of one who *a-as, all the same, given to fairy visions, to dreams of saints and de mons, and who gravely assured a visitor that he had seen mermaids In the bay at Morwen ■totv. Among the heretofore unpublished manuscript* quoted In this volume Is Hawker's account of an event which gave him keen pleasure— the appearance at his remote vicarage of a stranger— a tall, swarthy. Spanish looking man. with an eye like a sword. He sate down and we conversed. I at once found myself with no common mind. All poetry. In par ticular, no eecraed to use like household word*, and a* chance led to the mention of Homer's pict ure'of Night, he gave at once a rendering, simple and toe, "When the Sky is broken up and th« myriad Stars roll down and the Shepherd • heart Is glad." It struck me that th* trite translation was about tlie reverse motion of this. We then talked about Cornwall and King Arthur, my themes, and I Quoted Tennyson's fine acct. of the restora tion of Excalibur to the Lake. Just then he said. "How can you live here thus alone? You don't sibtti to bar* any tit companions around you.' My answer was another verse, from "Locksley Han" : ••1 to herd with narrow forehead*, vacant of our glorious sains. like a Beast with lower pleasures. Uke a Beast with lower pains!' " ••Why, that man," said be. "seems to be your favorite author." "Not mine only, but England's." answered I. Just at this Unas J. l>:nham went away, and I proposed to show my unknown friend the shore. But beta* we left the room he said. '"Do you know my earner I Bold. "So, I have not even a guess." "Do you wish to know It?" "I don't much care— that which we call a rose.' etc." "Well, then," paid lie. "my name is Tennyson'" "What!" said I, "the Tennyson?" "What do you mean by the Tennyson? I am Alfred Tennyson, who wot* •JV.cksley Hall.' which you seem to know by heart." So we prasr>«»d hands, and "the Shepherd's heart was glad." We went on our way to the rocks, and If tx'.l the converse could be written down It would mrJcc I think, as nice a little book as Charlotte Elizabeth (Mm. Hawker] could herself have com potted. . . . We talked of the sea. which he and I equally adore. But as he told me. strange to say. "Wordsworth cannot bear its face. . . . He said hi usually made about ten lines every day, multi :t. des of which were never written down, and bo w<»re lost forever. ... The Bard is a handsoire. well formed man, snd tall. more Ilka a Spaniard than an Englishman-, black, Ion? elflocks all round his face, 'raid which hi* eyes not only shine, but plare. His garments loose and full, such as Bard beseems, and over all a lar*e, dark Spanish Cloak. He speaks the lan g\» -*r<.-\ Tooth old and new. and has manifestly % weft Mbliothie memory. His voice Is very deep, tuneful and slow— an organ, not a breath. His temper, which I tried, seemed very calm— spirit* very low. Hawker ea.y» that Tennyson, who made on that occasion earnest inquiry of him about King Arthur, had girded himself to write an epic on the hero, "but finding, as I infer, that he could not wait for the Judgment and requital of A. D. 2004. and wanting, as X know, an Income for children and wife, he broke up bis purpose Into Idylls, fragments of the great scheme." One of the most amusing letters In this volume Is that In which t'je old vicar sets down, in 1862, his opinion of Americans. "There Is something naturally narrow and meagre in the American mind.** he says; and he ends thus: "What can equal In horror their mode of Savage War? They offer rewards for the heads of conspicuous Enemies— the Hydraulic Officer, to wit. Their light Infantry, the Zouaves, carry ropes with a running noose to hang their Prisoners, and they have destroyed, It is said, forever the Harbours of the South, whence Corn and Cotton •acre shipped for half the World." IN SEARCH OF TRUTH. More Cocksure Philosophy by Ernst Haeckel THE WONDERS OF LIFE: A Popular Study of Biological Philosophy. By Ernst HaeckeL Translated by Joseph McCabe. (Supplementary volume to "The Riddle of the Universe."; I2xno. pp. xi. «S. Harper A Bros. The Interest excited by "The Riddle of the Universe" sprang from two sources — recognition off the fact that life presents many problems of overwhelming Importance, and widespread cu riosity as to the solutions of them which H&eckel might have to offer. How many of his readers found his answers clear, convincing and inspiring we will not undertake to say. But it may safely be affirmed that bis latest volume will cause no greater satisfaction. "The Won ders of Life" Is Intended as a supplement to and an amplification of certain points In "The Riddle of the Universe." Moreover, Its second ary title Is not altogether well chosen. The book Is devoted to "biological philosophy** truly enough, but It is not a "popular study." The author's frequent employment of such technical phrases as "perigenesis of the plastitudes," "ontogeny." "metabolism" and "anorglk" make It anything but that: Only a trained biologist can fully understand him and pass judgment on his conclusions, though a reader gifted with nothing more than ordinary Intelligence can here and there detect bad logic Moreover. neither his frequent railing at things which wise men and women venerate nor the egotism of some of bis affirmations will commend him to general favor. The essence of the menial doctrine, of which a fresh exposition Is here presented. Is that the soul, being merely a function or group of func tions of the body, does not survive the latter. Many of the phenomena of life are discussed from this doleful point of view, but It Is hardly necessary to say that Iteration Is not proof. Perhaps the strongest argument which Is ad duced In support of the notion that death ends all Is that Kant was Inconsistent. Toward the close of his career that philosopher believed In God and Immortality, whereas he had previously been skeptical, and we are now. told that because be changed his mind his riper convictions should ** distrusted! Ob * oft hears from the pulpit the sssiitiuu that to grasp certain spiritual troths SBC.' '*.'■• •: fcealdta the cnalfled reason is requisite. If such teaching be sound, even the philosophy of Kant may afford an insuffi cient foundation for faith, but at the same time there would be equally good cause for rejecting the philosophy of Haeckel and his fellow monists. In the closing chapter of "The Wonders of Life" a bitter complaint is made against the management of the German universities. It Is assorted that the doctrines of Kant are allowed to dominate those institutions to such a degree as to exclude the revelations of modern biology. One cannot but suspect that the only founda tion for the charge is tha fact that Haeckel's own Ideas are not approved there. If. however. there be any Justification for the indictment. there must be far greater conservatism in Ger many than in America. There was a time when the church In this country was reluctant to ac cept the findings of astronomy, geology and biology, but it now recognises that science and religion are In substantial harmony. There Is here no such tyranny as that which, according to Haeckel. exists in his own lend; and for that reason he will get little sympsthy on this side of the Atlantic. Haeckel was one of the first naturalists to adopt Darwin's theories, but to his enthusiasm he has gone much further than the author of "The Origin of Species." The Utter, while con- Odent that the higher forms of life had been gradually developed from the lower, saw the necessity for the existence of a few primordial organisms, and he frankly confessed his in ability to account for their appearance. Huxley for a time fancied that life might have been evolved from inanimata protoplasm by chemical combination alone. Later he .Uncovered his mis take. One of his most convincing, as well as fascinating, scientific lecture*, dealt with those experiments of Redl which established the im possibility of "spontaneous geiieration." Haeckel is the only biologist who to-day denies the doc trine, flrst laid down by the Italian but after ward affirmed by Vlrchow. that "all life proceeds from previously existing Ufi»." The awful prob lem of the origin of the first germs, which other naturalists have regarded as insoluble, does not bother him a particle. His reasoning on this point is childlike. He admits that he cannot himself evolve life out of dead matter, but in sists that this fact does not disprove the pos sibility of such evolution! Again, he thinks that he has found evidence that contradicts the be lief held by Vlrchow, that the seat of all func tions is th© cell. Well, suppose he were right; the existence of life in that part of an organism lying outside of the cell would still require ex planation. The two propositions under discus sion are distinct and separate, and the opinion which anybody adopts r«f ardlng one can have no bearing on the other. It is hard to avoid a suspicion that Haeckel's judgment has here been swayed by personal animosity. He never could forgive Virchow for excessive caution in accepting Darwin's teachings, and possibly may have allowed himself to go to the other extreme in rashly asserting that life originated auto matically. A LAND OF GOLD. Alaska, Its Conditions, Possibilities and Needs. ALASKA AND THE KLONDIKE. By John 3cud der Mcliin. With map and ninety-two Illustra tions from photographs. Octavo, pp. xvi. aw. McClure, Phillips & Co. Mr. McLain. the Editor of "The Minneapolis Journal." who accompanied the committee of the United States Senate on its visit to Alaska and the British gold fields of the Klondike In 1903, has written an account of the trip that is not only exceedingly entertaining as a book of travel, but particularly valuable in its open minded presentation of the conditions, possibil ities and needs of the Territory. The committee entered the gold country at Skagway. going- di rect to Dawson, thence down the Yukon to St. Michael's— where they boarded the United States revenue cutter McCulloch— skirting the coast to Seattle, and touching at Nome, the Seal Islands. Unalaska, Kodiak and Valdcz. The people of Alaska were not backward in presenting their grievances er in disclosing their resources to their Senatorial visitors, and the author has not failed to make the most of the information which he enjoyed so exceptional an opportunity of gathering. The universal complaint— a well grounded one. as Mr. McLain makes apparent— is the lack of transportation facilities within the Territory- No other cause— its remoteness, its climate, its objectionable mining laws or even its political nondescriptness— operates so pow erfully to hamper its commercial development In this the United States government has been far less mindful of the needs of the re gion than have our Canadian neighbors. The liberal amounts that the Dominion government has spent in building wagon roads in the Klon dike have, by reducing freight charges, greatly lowered the cost of living in the camps around Dawson and rendered possible the introduction of labor saving machinery. By these means the miners are now able profitably to handle properties containing a much lower percentage of gold than previously, and. In fact, a large part of the mining industry now consists in working over the old claims. The boom is over In Dawson, but its prosperity is kept alive by the fact that it is still a distributing centre. Just a little below it, on the river and on Amer ican territory, is Eagle, "a city with a future," its future being dependent on the construction of a road or, preferably, a railroad to Valdez, on the coast. Valdez is another city with a future — the other end of Eagle's. It has about a thousand inhabitants, who are nestled uncon cernedly at the foot of a great glacier that comes down to within four miles of the town, and who are holding on grimly to "the most prac ticable, and perhaps the only available, open all-the-year-round port from which a railroad can be built from the south coast of Alaska to the interior." They got there flrst, and "their principal business just now is waiting for some thing to turn up, and they go on working at it without any apprehension about the glacier." "Transportation— the Key to Alaska's Locked l"p Wealth," the author concisely heads one of his chapters, and proceeds to show what the treasure is that is awaumg the turn of the key. Supplies and machinery can be landed at all reasons at Valdez as cheaply as at Juneau. and a railroad to Eagle would enable that town to maintain constant communication with the uutsidt- world, to sell goods at a slight advance over coast price*, and to make Eagle the metropolis of the Yukon. How much gold there Is in Alaska the author naturally does not venture to estimate. There is a saying there that "the gold In Alaska is where you find it." The recent discovery at Fairbanks Illustrates the truth of it. Fairbanks is 250 miles from Dawson and SUO miles from Nome, while the great Tread well mines are 7<X) miles from both those centres. But from his investigations Mr. McLddn believes, and gives his reasons for believintr that "the business of taking gold out of Alaska has scarcely com menced; that it will yet become a permanent industry— as permanent as coal mining in Pennsylvania— and that it will take generations to exnaust the mineral wealth of those mar vellously rich and marvellously extensive gold fields" This means that mining must be carried on tike other great Industries, with the aid of capital, organisation and machinery, and not by the happen -chance methods of the prospector with a shovel and a pan. Gold is now found by sinking shafts to a depth of 130 feet, for ninety, eve feet of which the ground is frozen . solid. One art:*.! drawback at present la lack of water NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. AgRIL 15. 100.1. for hydraulic mining. Reservoirs must be con structed and the impounded water conducted for long distances. There are vast copper de posits to be exploited in the Copper River region, and there are already petroleum wells In active operation in the same neighborhood To de velop all these possibilities transportation is a crying need. It is a good augury for the future that Congress has now made a beginning In this direction by directing that 70 per cent of the taxes collected in the Territory outside of the incorporated towns shall be utilised for the con struction snd maintenance of roads. This amounts at present to about $70,000 annually. It is not in minerals alone that Alaska !s rich Its fisheries, the author points out. have been for years and still are more Important than its gold mines. They employ more capital, and their annual product "amounts to as much, and sometimes half as much again, as the gold output." Contrary to general belief, the agri cultural resources of Alaska are not to be de spised. The latitude of the Territory is the same as that of Siberia, which supports a large if scattered population, and the climate of the south coast is surprisingly mild". At Unalaska the mean winter temperature is about 30 de grees above zero, though the temperature in summer, on the average, is only 20 degrees higher. There are immense fertile tracts in the interior, which, while subject to far lower, are also subject to far higher temperatures, and the hot season comes at a time when the sun shines nearly the whole twenty-four hours, greatly hastening the maturing of crops. This unequal division of darkness and light is not without its inconveniences to the animal king dom. In the winter the children go to school and return with lanterns, and in the summer, as the wife of a miner remarked: "Dere is no night, an 1 de very chickens dey walks dem selves to def." Mr. McLain urges strongly a revision of the Alaskan mining laws on the lines of those prevailing in the Canadian coun try, and requiring actual development of claims as a condition of tenure. He also puts in an earnest plea for the Indians, whose means of livelihood we hays taken away by Inequitable game laws, and whose morals we have corrupt ed, without any effectual effort to educate them to compete materially or mentally with their new conditions, as we have, for instance, aided the Esquimaus by the importation and exten sive breeding of reindeer. BOOKS AND AUTHORS. Current Talk About Things Present and to Come. Professor Hugo Munsterberg. having ex pounded his views in regard to "The Ameri cans." has now taken up a still more intricate and difficult subject, namely, that of "The Eter nal Life." A volume bearing that title, which he has lately written, is published to-day by Houghton. Mifflin & Co. The author claims to have solved the mystery of the vital relation of the living with the dead, giving a new meaning to death and blazing a new path in eternity. His point of view is that of neither the strictly orthodox nor the agnostic, and he seeks to har monize his theory with the teachings of modern science as well as with the higher emotional demands of human nature. Forthcoming volumes In Macmillan's English Men of Letters series are "Edward Fitagerald," by Arthur Christopher Benson, author of the life of Rossetti in the same series, and "William Hickllng Prescott." by Dr. Harry Thurston Peck, of Columbia University. Gilbert K. Chesterton, author of "The Club of Queer Trades," gives an Ingenious explana tion of the reason that people, often of sup posedly good literary taste, indulge at times In what are termed "trashy" stories. Mr. Ches terton is very fond of detective tales, and was recently discovered reading a weirdly extrava gant one in a "fourpenny dreadful" magazine. When asked If It was good, he declared It was "beautiful;" It an ! uses me very much. I like detective stories, and, as I can't get good ones, I get the best I can. That's a point, by the way, that is almost in variably overlooked in discussions about the public taste In literature. They talk about people buying bad literature Instead of good literature, and don't af-e that what people want is a certain kind of literature. If they can get it done well, they will; if not. they will get it done as well as they can. It's just like tea and coffee. If I am particularly fond of the taste of coffee and dislike tea. 1 will drink poorly made coffee, should there be no well made coffee procurable, In preference to well made tea. I Ilka detective stories, and that is why I read a bad one in preference to a work on the history of the universe. When in the country and unable to obtain de tective stories, Mr. Chesterton consoles himself by writing them. Next Saturday the Scribners will issue Edith Wharton's "Italian Backgrounds," the various chapters of which will deal with phases of art and architecture overlooked by the casual and conventional sightseer. On the same date the same house will publish a volume of stories of life at a post of the Northwestern Mounted Po lice, entitled "At the Foot of the Rockies." by Carter Goodloe. and three volumes in the bio graphical edition of the works of Robert Louis Stevenson— "Kidnapped." "David Balfour" and the "New Arabian Nights." The question often comes to an author whether his duty lies in adapting his stories to the taste of the public or in allowing them to shape them selves to their logical and artistic conclusion, even if all the characters except the villains do not "live happily ever after." Kipling yielded to the clamor in "The Light That Failed," and others with lesser names must frequently be sorely tempted to follow his example. Anna McClure Sholl, the author of "The Law of Life." and of another more recently published volume. "The Port of Storms" (D. Appleton & Co.). has written expressing her puzzlement at the popu lar demand for optimism. She says: One of the curious things connected with my first book was the number of letters I received from people all over the country taking me to task for marrying my heroine to a middle-aged man. for not divorcing her afterward. The query that evolved Itself out of this experience was: "What did they think would have become of the story if I hadn't done 'thus and so' ?" But the majority, in my ex perience, clamor for what Thomas Hardy disdain fully calls "the optimistic grin that ends a story happily." The truth— and fiction, like other things, to be good must be true— is sometimes expensive, when counted !n dollars and cents instead of in reputation. The i»l*»v»n volume edition of Sir Leslie Stephen's "Essays" is now issued here by G. P. Putnam's Sons, with the introductory essays by JameH Bryce and Herbert Paul, which are con tained In the volume entitled "Free Thinking and Plain Speaking." "Hours in a Library " take up four volumes, as do the "Studies of a Biogra pher." The other two volumes are "English Literature In the Eighteenth Century" (the Ford lectures), and "Reminiscences and Biography " Rider Haggard does not agree with Professor Vambery and Vlscour.t Tadasu Hayashi in thinking that there is no "yellow peril." It is comforting, however, to realize that he regards this danger as still somewhat remote, and. In (act, primarily an internal one that we may he able to ward off before it becomes too menacing. Mr. Haggard, as the result of his travels in the United States as the representative of the Brit ish to investigate the question of overcrowding of population in cities and its relief by rural colonization, has come to the conclusion that conditions in America are not much better than abroad. He recently delivered an address before the students at the University of California. i n which he .«a!d: I do not want to talk about American conditions but from what I have seen and from what your statesmen tail me the Ist of the peer here Is jtut Books and Publications. Can You Solve the Riddle? ■mLo. »3l "Trie publishers and author would b« perfectly aafa In ©Ortnc a larg* &m*h F&H reward for successful forecasting of the end." — s,i.ikr.iii.ni-l^vi^t». 9 Can You Solve the . Riddle? "The publishers and author would h» perfectly safe «n wlf»rtß> a lyi» reward for successful forecasting of tha and." — S»s*«««B«a-s»»wa»w. Spokane. Wash. W&pP fijy/ "The underlying mvsterr long etu'les the shrawdeM sum*-"— Bo«taa Advert her. Mf "A Mystery Story Into Which a Soul Has Been Infused" -•SUS^^iT^HOUSE L DOUGALL . / £*) &> $t I "One of the best novels of this or any other year." says the Boston Times. THIRD EDITION READY This powerful and intensely absorbing story met with such immediate demand that the first edition was entirely "sold out a few days after i publication, and the second edition within a week after the first. 4 l.oiilivllle Courier Journ.il: "A mystery I? *«■. New York. ••possibilities are open* d I slw.y. «» aUnrinx thing, but It I. seldom by th's v'.ir- of blending forms of fiction } lwa>« an alluring thing, but Kla seldom £%t% t apart heretofore Imagine Sir rr O nan j - that one Is clothed In a real literary dress Dnyle trying to Infuse a strain of George • and kept tantalizing!? ÜBMilvablr until the EMot into hi* tales. or Anthony Hope col- I ,nd of the book, a, is this n^tery." l * h °X:\V?Z "'■»£ - . Mrth. Press. New York: "We can recall no ta!'* »tory into hirb oae might say a sob! has In recent fiction of a mysterious crime am! been lnfti-"il. 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CONTENTS— Commercial Banking and Speculation, A Financial Retrospect— The Use of Com mercial Bank-Credit in Lieu of Industrial Capitalization — The American System of Currency and Banking— National Credit-Money and the National Bank— The Demand for a "Sound" and "Elastic" System of Bank Credit— The Relation of Bank Capitalization to the Problem of Elas ticity — The Public Control of Commercial Banks — A point of Control not Adequately Covered by the National Bank Act— Character of Assets to be held by Banks as "Invested-Reserves"—Pub lic Dangers in the Present Equipment of National Banks — Why the "Unencumbered Securities" of National Banks are not Readily Convertible into Cash — Dangerous Assumptions made by the Government with Respect to Currency and Banking— Advantages of National Banks under Present Practice over State and Private Banks— The Amount of Elasticity for which Provision is to be made— Possibilities of Increasing Elasticity by Modifications of the Present Law—Superi ority of the American Funding System over those of Other Countries— Recent Efforts made to further adapt our Funding System to the Nation's Business Needs — Appendix of Documents. LONGMANS. GELEEN & CO., 91^93 FIFTH AVENUE. NEW YORK. Just Published Max Adder's law Book as bad as It ts in my own country. The problem I? lust as real as It is in England, and you will have to solve it sooner or later. He said further that the congested condition of city life is responsible for race suicide of the gravest type, and that unless the degeneration of our people due to the presence of great evils In cities is stopped we will be in danger of being swept out of existence by a conquering Eastern people Rose Kytlnge. the actress, has written her recollections of the stage, extending over a period of nearly fifty years. The book will be published next month by the Frederick A. Stokes Company, under the title of "Memories." It Is now twenty-five years since the first publication of the late Henry George's "Progress and Poverty." During that time It has been printed in every country in Europe, as well as in china, Japan and India, and has sold In all more than two million copies. Doubleday. Page & Co. are now bringing out an anniversary edi tion, to which Henry George, jr.. has written an introduction; and a new edition of the life of his father Is also issued in uniform style with the anniversary "Progress and Poverty ." A story of frontier life in Texas, written in German by a former editor of the "Courrier dcs Etats Unls." should certainly have a cosmopoli tan Interest. Such a story ts about to be issued by Henry Holt & Co. Its title Is "Die Prarle am Jacinto." and Its author was Charles Seals fleld. who was a vividly picturesque figure in America seventy years ago. His real name was Karl Postl, which he renounced, with his cowl, when the priesthood became Intolerable for a man of his varied activities. Fleeing from the Church la Austria, he oust here in IX2B. and Book* and PubUeaiiona. A thrilling story of war time in Maryland and the Schuy lklfl Valley. An attractive young Quaker girl, a dashing Southerner, and a sturdy Quaker suitor. 0? r "'The Quakeress" More than one- million copies of Max Adder's Hurly Burly" and "Captain Bluitt" have been sold. TCkMirtttcrffaM&rtirOzOMxGzass. AtaaßMkaiHH. THE JOHN C. WINSTON CO.. Publishers. Philadelphia. fcr ten years reamed about the country, meet ing with numerous adventures. The story which the Holts are to publish ss a German text, with notes by Professor A. B. Nichols. Is taken from a book he wrote called "Kajutenbueb," and deals with the Lone Star State even before Its days of independence, but while Sam Houston was encased In stlrrinc things up. Virginia Fraaer Boyle, whose first lon* novel, "Serena," Is about to be brought out by A. S. Barnes «V Co.. was born near Chattanooga, Term.. and has always lived in Memphis. She is a member of the Ladles' Confederate Memorial Association, the Colonial Dames and the Daugh ters of the Revolution. "Serena." whose heroine Is understood to be a real "woman of the South." deals with Civil War times, but Is not of the swashbuckling variety. It is stated to be a story of "the honor of a noble name." and to Involve a curious psychologic phenomenon. The new edition of Bigelow*s "Life of Franklin," which the Ltpplneotts are bringing out. is dis tinguished by a number of novel features, among which are two new portrait Illustrations. One of these is a portrait of Bishop Jonathan Shipley, at whose house Franklin began to write his "Autobiography"; it is a copy of Sir Joshua Reynolds** picture of "The Good Bishop." now In the possession of the Bishop's family. The other is a portrait of Franklin himself-* repre sentation of a statuette made from life and pre sented by Franklin to Fournler. the famous French typefounder, it is quite unlike any of the other counterfeit presentments of Poor Richard" that have come down to us. and as the name of the sculptor is unknown, it la difficult to Judge whether this Is because of greater like ness to the original than the other portraits or for the contrary reason. Th , statuette ltseL* U Boohs and Publication*. The Gallery of Masterpieces IS THE MOST RE XI A RKABI.B ART PCD LICATION EVER PKE3ENTED IN AMER ICA. BECAUSE IT COMBINES THE GREATEST BEAUTT OF REPRODUC TION WITH THE MINIM M OS 1 COST. 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For the first time in th» history of art a coN lactlon of masterpieces is op*- n to th« possession, of persona of tasto and refinement who are not millionaire*. A member of the Royal Academy. London, said of this group of Masterpieces: "In this age. when so many inartistic pictures are constantly appearing, this aerie* comes a* a boon to man kind, and should mean the dethronement of the hideous production* which so long hava occu pied * place on our walls." That is the Mission of True Art These pictures give you an Intimate know!e<!s« of the great paintings that have been for cen turies the Inspiration of genius and the spring of culture. A home without the ennobling Influence of art Is without one of the greatest benefactors of In telligent society. The photo-mezzotint 1"» superior to the best etching or engraving. 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