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Recent Fiction by the Castles, Henry Fuller end Others. -^nnriT By Acne-* a=d Ecerten Castle. 12mo, Tfßo 4SI - The Mactnillari Company. (££??**•■ Carles Sons. ■ _ ~p T tx>U* Br Frederick Palmer. II- E^tfdbvM." Leone Braekner. 12mo. pp. gfiS^a&rit. lard & Co. •«•« ■■■Illim ■■ OF AN IRISH R. M Jt^S^^^nerville and Martin Row. II BT E- A'hv E- CE. Somerville. 12mo. pp. lit Lon^an,. Green & Co. _ /-WT7- ■prRCHASE. By Harold Bind- BT RIGHT OF Fgf™-^ Frederick A. Stoke. JOBS- * *" * Company. «- rcrrv MTMMT. By Fergus Hume. 1-mo. THE <*v.-, ,-" v - Dillintrham Company. JTJf-od of "Wroth" Is that period in which k T'i tradition of the eighteenth century *" ST^SShtas; »n»ln«-l of the fact that Ttu sail "°™\ * ttl - v had com© and with it th , e^" o"7u modern world. Young 8310 !" ran «P Prodi^iou. debts, pur noblcmen and drank as ra * d r*v7 w P re made for thos» amusements, lif ; h ::^^ themselves with crazy end *lto.eth e. too. were capable ""^T^STb •» • turbid epoch, brlH- in one moment »d evilly ■—-•• -. .tl. w,l, know tl, ugly in th- next t .^ A^ the F ice of S^SSf^ « .uicke, and their STL* to no f^sy affair of simpenng ladies 71, mllantft. treading a more or less ■^W-- «-» doings in <or^al T^re- _Th ha MOt of these author. th v"^ce they have embarked on a narrative *f!L r-ct to let the pure breezes of romance .?4Sfsil their silken sails. They are «li T"\L sweetness and brave excitement of an '11' that may carry their hero through * !T STce- but is always governed by high C v^S^ 'Tbn S the hero of "Wroth" Illustrates I" w-natnre and ln his career some of the Bin ' ects of the old Georgian temperament, !^ r fce 7« at the same time a true gentleman, ™ u^at is more, a most appealing lover. ■»•* the love motive in this book that is the tamof Mi vitality and charm. Against ~*ncp S , the Mud the complaint is often SS^that they have little — "■ than ingenious ,• ,t and picturesque costume to go on. Char acter is neglected, and the wedding, led up to through chapter after chapter of melodrama. joins one puppet to another. If it were not that Mr ** Mrs. Castle were po careful of the Fpefch. manners, dress and accessories of the period in which they place one of their tales, they might be said to put all their energies into .... of character. Their Ftory shows m action, the character of young Lord Wroth His situation is, ro doubt, in itself in t-rertlr.s. Heir to an estate which he Is rapidly frftterlng awa .- with the aid of comrades as dls- Mpated as he is fclraself, and lured by the old ttaflhr lawyer to take an extraordinary Ftep for the rebuilding of his fortunes, be excites tmr curiosity an to the manner in which he nay work cut his d-stiny. But it is for his' pun cake that we follow his strange perform ances The latter are picturesque, but he is racre than that— a man with a heart and a brain, a man capatle. as has been Indicated, of & great passion. The authors use an exquisite fielicacy in their treatment of his sudden but lusting devotion to the woman who crosses his pi& in the first chapter. It is not through her own -wish that they eet. On the contrary, a ksaTish trick brings them together, he in the midst 'cf a drunken carouse, and she a helpless tardier. It seems preposterous that the limit ever neat again. "When she rejoins her linsbaad not long afterward, it is in a foreign land. But in their Tr.nmpntary encounter "Wroth learns that Juliana la the one woman in the ■aril for hi^i. and though fate again and again places seemingly unconquerable obstacles In the path to her heart, his love never wavers. It brings a pure light into his wretched existence, sustains hi:n through heart-breaking dlscour aseiner.t and, in the long run, makes a man of Urn. Also it lends to the ftory of his novel woo by a positive bewitchment for the reader. The contrast between "W roth's fidelity to an Ideal tad the inglorious circumstances in which he is enmeshed only makes- the book mere absorbing. Juliana ■ a winning creature, and there are some minor figure? agreeable enough to meet. B'jt it is Mad "Wroth ho makes the book; it is his grace, his fierceness, his unquenchable ardor, for which we read on. and by -which we are re joiced. A book of short siories does not often possess the unity which marks Mr. Henry B. Fuller's latest volume. The seven tales here gathered together under the title of "Waldo Trench and Others" are all colored by the reflections of an observer who has found a special interest in the reaction of European experience upon American types. Innumerable writers of fiction have tnedd i with our travellers abroad, but they tare been prone to use stereotyped motives, the international marriage, or the pathetic exile. Mr. Full-r lends Df»- life to an old theme; he Is various and piquant where so many of his Predecessors have been monotonous and dull. In the etory which gives the book its title he ex hibits a young American acquiring culture in Xtily xcith appalling energy, but in his treat tnent cf Waldo Trench's romance be shows U3 cmc familiar transactions from a new angle. The hero of "Sew "Wine," an Italian urged by two American youngsters to violate the tradition of hij forefathers, is not altogether credible, but the story is none the less amusing. In "A Coal from the Embers" a theme half literary and wholly hunaan is developed with capital skill. This rtndy, recalling Mr. Henry James in its fubru.. recaJls him ] so In Its style. Else where in the book, too, Mr. Fuller shows a ten dency to take a little more trouble with his Phrases than is really wise. But mostly he Is **> keenly Ettaiulated by his material to think usd^'y cf his literary manners and to fall thereby Into empty artifice. He is as cpon t^»eous as hi is penetrating in the arousing «*tire caned "For the Faith." and he shows the. •to* flexibility in the excellent stories of "Ad tolcrata'a Intervention* and "The House Cat." *» for -Eliza Hepburn's Deliverance," though & conies fifth is the list. It Is worthy of the place «t Loner. In this story more than In any of **« other* Mr. Puller discloses a faculty for isttiry beneath the surface. It Is the best of the ****&. bet they are all readable. The author ""*• sever cade a more entertaining book. There Is a sHnpl« wholesomeness about "The **« Fellow" which makes It very attractive. **» hero ij a stalwart youth, as the title of the n< **! more than hints, and he ha« traits to Tn *tch his Ktaturo. L4fe is full of hope for him * :i ■• meet him at the end of his college ■***. He Is going Into business, with flans for a iega] career, and It looks as If ho were to ***c just the right chance. Then a casual ■*■ € «lent Involving his loyalty to the memory of fc l« lather changes the outlook for the worse, "^d when he goes home he finds a heavy bur den awaiting him. At once, however, he proves *** right to be called the bis fellow. He takes u » his burden with a will, and, Into the bar **&. with an exhilarating cheerfulness. It Is. ***•*• his good humor that counts almost as *w* as hi, sheer strength of will and body in =!tld =? lm the master of his fate. Aw Mr. '^•r taken htm rtep by step along bis difficult ••T b* st-«»B .Tim Harden to us as no* nimply C *s«^*«rtiou« end r»s*urc»ful. hit pa a th«r •"thljr likable, companionable young giant. The •■* cf this book is not especially «-ompUcate'J. •■^ i« •> BormsJ eort rl fellow, and his hflnfjßV .. J^L ttoßrb not yithcut lta adventurous pas sages, scarcely goes to make a drama. He sim ply does th« work that Is set fc/r him to do and does it v. ?11, whether he Is playing the part of a useful lawyer in an American town or gov erring an island for the United States on the othf r side of the world. He is painted for us as a type of American efficiency. Intelligent, modest, simple hearted, manly to the core. There is nothing exaggerated abcut the portrait, either. The atmosphere of truth in this book Is Its best virtue. It is a red letter day which witnesses the pub lication of a new book of short stories by Miss Somervllle and the lady who collaborates with her under the name of Martin Ross. These writers are zealous sportswomen, who know how to put Into their papes something of the zest with which they follow the hounds. Merely for the color and movement of the hunting field which they preserve in their work that work is to b* valued. But It Is above all their humor that makes them irresistible. It is a humor which remains in their new volume, "Further Experiences of an Irish R. M.." quite as fresh, quite as captivating, as it was in the first book they published, several years ago. The fun fairly bubbles in their stories. Their Irish types are perfect. The absurdities in which they deal would be droll enough In any case, but they are the more laughable because they flow so nat urally from the characters of the men and women introduced. Never were short stories constructed with less of obvious art. and nn->>r wpre short stories more entertaining. They be gin in matter of fart wise, and they ramble with absolute unconventionality to the climax. We Fmile as we turn a page, and when we reach the end we chout with laughter. There aro twelve stories in tlr book. We wl?h th<*re were twenty-fnur. "By Right of PurrhM""' if- basM o n one of those episodes which have served the purposes of hundreds of novelists. The heroine is an English girl, the daughter of an impoverished house. Her father is none too scrupulous, and when a prosperous farmer turns up from West ern Canada he is promptly led into a marriage with Carrie Denham. Leaving a good sum of money behind him he goes home with his bride, already well aware cf the fact th»t he does not possess her love. Does the reader need to be told what happens as Carrie watches her hua band at work on the prairie, striving to save hi* wheat from disaster, fighting outlaws, and. through it all, quietly demonstrating that he is every Inch a gentleman? It Is an old story, and Mr. Btedloss does not Illuminate it with the fires of imagination. On the other hand, his sin cerity saves him even when he is most trite. Though the narrative wants vivacity It holds the reader's attention, and its sentiment makes a fairly persuasive appeal. "Wh-n Mr. Fergus Hume is sentimental he la not In the least exhilarating, and there is a lit tle too much of philandering in "The Green Mummy But whenever he addresses himself to the mysteries attaching to his mummy he be comes amusing. The stepfather of his heroine is an Egyptologist, who, for a change, waxes enthusiastic over a Peruvian mummy. He buys it with money supplied by the hero, sending an assistant to get it at Malta. The assistant lands upon the English coast, and the case in which he has been transporting the mummy is brought to the purchaser's house. When this is opened, however, the object exposed to view is not the mummy, but the body of the man who had brought it home! Who killed him? That is Mr. Hume's riddle, and he withholds the answer with shrewdness, puzzling the reader more and more as he unfolds his tale. The solution, when it comes, is surprising indeed. TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY. Stories of English Politics and Society. CEEIVG ANT) HEARING. By George W E. Rus st'll 12mo. pp. 395. E. P. Dution & Co. Mr. Russell is not a stranger to American readers. They have tasted in an earlier volume the agreeable quality of his gossip. He has known m the past forty years the most inter esting personages in England; he has been a part of the social life from which he has drawn these admirable collections of anecdote and comment. He writes with the easy good humor of a man of the world, sometimes with playful satire, now and then in a strain of serious criti cism. ' In every mood he is entertaining; and the social historian of the future may perhaps be grateful for his records. Changes in manners and customs since the days of the author's youth are the occasion of many genial pages. Writing of the London season he notes that it has lost its former sharply defined limits, that people now return to town— and moreover find much enjoyment there —at times when of old they could not permit themselves to be so unfashionable. It is the lessening of incomes with the decline of agri culture that often forces the modern English man to let his country house and live in his London house for the greater part of the year. For the same reason there are not so many balls as there used to be; and as for dinners, though there are as many as ever, they are made, as Mr. Russell mournfully declares, "an cillary to Bridge." If a young gentleman of the day "cannot afford to lose £50 in an evening he will not be asked to dine at a house which reck ons Itself as belonging to the Mode,' or, if for old acquaintance sake he is allowed to find a place at the dinner table, he is compelled to sit all the evening by the least attractive daughter of the house, or to listen to some fogy, too fossilized for Bridge, discoursing on the iniqui ties of Mr. Birrels bill. 'Tobacco.' said Lord Beaconsfleld, Is the Tomb of Love.' If he were with us now he would pronounce that Bridge is the Extinguisher of Hospitality." Our author is never so severe as when he approaches this modem taste for cards. "Even impecuniosity." he says, "does not always protect the inex perienced": * lady who had lived for some years in the country returned to London not lon* ago. and. enumerating the social changes which she had observed: ehe said: "People seem to marry On £500 a year and yet have diamond tiaras.' 1 It was perhaps a too hasty generalization but an Stance in point immediately recurred to my recollection. A young couple had married wit no other means of subsistence than smartness, •rood looks and pleasant manners. After a pro longed tour round the country houses of their innumerable friends, they settled down at "Wool wich "Why Woolwich?" was the. natural ln oulry. and the reason, when at length It came to llcht, was highly characteristic of the. age. It appeared that these kind young people used to cive nice little evening parties. Invite the Gen tlemen Cadets" from Woolwich Academy, and mike them play cards for money. The device of setting up housekeeping on the pocket money of babe* and sucklings ia thoroughly symptomatic of our decadence. Emulous Ostentation makes every one want more money than he has and at the same time drugs all scruples of conscience as to the method of obtaining it. EtateUness, it appears, has gone out of fash ion in English fcoe'ety. Mr. Russell illustrating this opinion by mentioning the present rarity *>C a really well turned out carriage with a 1« digged coachman and two footmen shoddies ambrosial clouds of powder. He quotes the did Dowager Dachens of Cleveland as oncn saying to him In a tone of horror, "I have been told that ore] FalL«bury roe* about London In a hrousham." and he »<3<ls ■ companion anecdote of a"laf Tory peer who. finding bin bride r->k nr th- fire, took th* poker from h«vr hand and said, 'with majwtic pain." "My dear, will you :SEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. SEPTE^rBER 12, T903. kindly remember that you are now a countess'" But if stateliness has largely departed, the beauty of life, it is conceded, has Increased. The decorative accessories of the house have be come dainty and artistic, succeeding- th* atro cious ugliness of mid-Victorian fashions — this Is due to Bunthome. The monstrously heavy dinners of the past have given place to a few dishes more or lesd exquisite In taste and lool:.?. • Masculine dress ha* changed for the better as much in cost as In attractiveness. "When Mr. Gladstone," says the author, "In old age revisited Oxford and lectured on Homer to a great gathering of undergraduates, he wag asked If he saw any difference between his hear ers and the men of his own time. He responded briskly: 'Yes, in: their dress, an enormous dif ference. lam told that I had among my audi ence some of the most highly connected and richest men In the university, and there wasn't one whom I couldn't have dressed from top to toe for £5.' " As for manners, Mr. Russell cer tainly thinks they have deteriorated, that grace and dignity have departed, and that vulgarity is persistently displayed In conspicuous places. The decline of reticence, the worship of pub licity, vex him, and he Is sure that the old way was better. "In old days," he reminds us, "there were certain subjects which no one men tioned; among them were Health and Money": 1 presume that people had pretty much the same complaints as now. but no one. talked about them. We used to be told of a lady who died in agony because she insisted on telling the doc tor that the pain was in her chest, whereas It really was in the unmentionah.'e organ of diges tion. That martyr to propriety has no Imitators In the. present day. Every one has a disease and a. doctor; and young people of both sexes are ready on the. slightest acquaintance to describe, symptoms and compare experiences. "Ice!" ex <-lalm<»d a pretty girl at dessert. "Good gracious, no! So bad for indy!" — and her companion, who liarl not travelled with th» times, learned with amazement that "indy" was the per name for indigestion. "How bitterly cold!" said a plump matron at an open air luncheon: "Just the thing to give one appendicitis." "Oh!" i«aid her neigh bor, surveying the company, "we are quite Faff, then. I shouldn't think we had an appendix be tween us!" Well bred Englishmen in. the days of Mr. Rus sell's boyhood probably lik«>d money as well as does the new generation, but he remembers that nobody talked about incomes, either his own or his neighbor's. "To-day." he. adds, "every one seems to be. if I may use the favorite col loquialism, 'on the make"; and the sincerity of the devotion with which people worship money pervades their whole conversation and colors' their whole view of life." As for the marker} change in the position of women, their increased independence of action and plainness of speech. the author is reasonably non-committal, yet It may be conjectured that he has a sympathetic appreciation of the attitude of Mr. Gladstone, "that Etiffest of conservatives." when told that a celebrated dame of these altered days com plained of the stuffiness and gloom in the ladies' gallery In the House of Commons. "Mr?. W.. forsooth!" exclaimed the great man, "I have known much greater ladles than Mrs. W. quite content to look down through th« ven tilator." A great change In English *oclety is to h" seen in the social amalgamation of the two gTeat political parties. Dead are the days when a Whig child who had listened to family con versation with all her little might could say to her mother: "Mamma, are Tories born wicked* Or do they grow wicked afterwards?" "I my pelf," says Mr. Russell, "knew an ancient lady who had been brought up in the innermost circles of Whlgsrery, and who never entered a hackney cab until she had ascertained from the driver that he was not a Tory." Political crises are apt to bring back bitter feelings— when the Eastern question was rousing wrath. It was dif ficult, we are told, for a hostess, if she had Gladstone dining with her, to 'secure other guests; but ordinarily the modern pclltician lives in peace with his neighbor of opposite, opinions. Apropos of Gladstone, we find a quaint anecdote of the fanatical devotion with which a great many men of his party regarded him. "What you said about Mr. Gladstone made a bad impression." said the agent to the independent If. P., after a meeting of the Lib eral Association. "Why? I only said that he wasn't infallible." "Perhaps he Is not," was the cautious reply, "but our people don't like to be told so." BOOKS AND AUTHORS. Current Talk of Things Present and to Come. Mr. E. V. Lucas has a gift for the making of anthologies, as readers of "The Gentlest Art" well know. It is therefore interesting to hear that he is soon to bring out a book assembling reflections of the poets on the charm and mys tery of woman. He will call it "The Ladles' Pageant," and the Macmillan Company will issue it in attractive form. The bibliography of Mr. W. B. Yeats is a rather complicated affair. His writings seem forever to be getting themselves rearranged in new volumes. The latest announcement prom ises his collected works in verse and prose, to be completed in eight volumes, with portraits by Mr. Sargent, Signor Mancinl. Mr. Charles Shannon and Mr. J. B. Yeats. The clever lady who under the name of "George Paston" has made several volumes on celebrities of the past has a work coming out this fall which ought to -make amusing reading. This is "Mr. Pope of Twickenham," a volu minous study of the poet, the two volumes of which will bo fully Illustrated. Moffat, Yard & Co. will presently publish a volume cf "Surgical Memoirs" by Dr. James G. Mumford, of the Harvard Medical School. The work treats, for the general reader, of Hippoc rates. Galen. Vesalius. John Hunter. Lister, Brodie and other famous healers. The concluding volume in the translation of Taine's "Life and Letters" has Just been issued. It covers the period from IS7O to 1592. Among the notes on his English experiences are these on two poets whom he met at Oxford: I was at Professor Jowett's yesterday, where I was introduced to the poet. Mr. Swinburne, whose verses are in the style of Baudelaire and Victor Hugo. He is a short man. with reddish hair, and Ms blue tie and his overcoat were in striking contrast with all the black coats and white ties around him. ... He is very enthusiastic over modern French literature Hugo and Sten dhal, and also over painting. His style is morbid "i introduced to Matthew Arnold, the poet and critic, son of the famous Dr. Arnold He inspects primary schools at a salary •of 1.000 per annum; and is a great friend and admirer of Salnte-Beuve. He is a tall man with dark hair, mowing very low on his forehead; his face is too often puckered with elaborate grimaces, but bis manner is most courteous and amiable. Dining at Oxford one evening, he sat next Mrs. Humphry Ward, then Miss Arnold, who had been commended to him by Jowett as a very clever girl." He has this to say about her: She is about twenty, very nice looking, and dressed with taste (raiher a rare thing here; I slw one lady imprisoned lii a most curious sort of^lS silk sheath). Miss Arnold was born out ?n Australia, where she was brought up till the -ice of live. She knows French. German and Ital ian and during this last year has been studying ,1 ' Spanish of the time of the Cid. alsu Latin, m order to abl« to understand the medieval chronicles. All her moraines she spends at the Viodlelrtn Library— a most intellectual lady, but v£t * f Snple. 'farming girl. By exercise or great tact I anally led her on to telling me of an article —her first- that she is writing for "Macralllaa i Magazine" upon lh '* oldest , romances. . . . MiS. Arnold in extenuation of her article, Mid ••V-t-rvbody'writes or lectures here, and one must follow • th« fanhion. Besides. It passes the tin.*-, and the library if so tine and co convenient ' Not ?,, tne least pedantic. AH this Is merely the overflowing of youth and intellectual power. pearls, the beautiful lambent gems of satin skin. h»v« a fascination for moat p«-o r and theffl are few *■■"** will not *" 1 an impure lrt team Interesting things about them Every thing that is lnt-rei'tlnsr in this direction will be found. It Is MJd, In "The Book of the Peart, which is on the press of the Century Company. Its authors are the experts Dr. O. F. Kuna and Dr. C. H. Btevenson. "Cousin Cinderella," the new novel by Sara J<?anette Duncan (Mrs. Cotes), has a Canadian girl for heroine, and her first visit to England serves to evoke various interesting comments on English manners and customs. A Scotchman writing in "The Glasgow Herald" on the growth of materialism and th' decay of religious belief in his country says that "on the intellectual side we have skepticism manifesting itself in the lower orders in a painful, dreary social life, in the middle classes in sheer Philis tinism and in the upper classes in worship at the shrine of pleasure." He adds: In Scotland to-day there are the «PP«»prlate I con onions for the rise of a Balzac and a Zola, a Dickens and a Thackeray. We need a Scottish Balzac to paint the dreary middle class life o£ Scotland, a Zola to depict the awful social and In dustrial conditions in which the poor live * £«* ens to focus the humanitarian 1] l fluen^ JkeraV to specially active at present, and a Thackeray -to pierce to the heart of the shams of our public Me. Some specially Illustrated books in course of preparation by the Houghton-Mlfflln Company Include a "Children's Longfellow," a volume containing poems which, as experience has shown, particularly appeal to young; readers. There are more than eighty of these poems. Mr. Aldrich's -Marjorle Daw." Illustrated by Mr. John Cecil Clay, is another book on the list, which has a third in the shape of "Cupids Al manac and Guide to Horticulture. Compiled for D Cupid." by Mr. Oliver Herford and Mr. Clay. A fourth book is Mr. Robert Server's "Te Butcher. To Baker, Ye Candlestick-Maker, a collection of humorous verses for which the author has mad- his own drawings. And a fifth publication is a new edition of "Robinson Crusoe" in two volumes, with Stothards illus trations. One of the new nymphs of Terpsichore is about to enlighten a waiting world on the sub ject of her art. This Is Miss Maud Allan. whose little book, "My Life and Dancing," Is on th press. Miss Allan is a shrewd person, as may be seen in this mite* seizure of the oppor tunity offered by a passing craze. "Martin Eden." Mr. Jack London's new novel, is to be published as a serial in "The, Pacific Monthly" The first chapters appear in the current number. It hi hinted that the early struggles of the hero are those which the author himself once knew. The novelist who is moved by the success of his fourth or fifth book to bring out a new edi tion of his first effort, which no on« had hailed with enthusiasm, is a familiar enough type. But there is something new about the procedure of a writer who has lately sought to use the same material over again. He published a novel nearly ten years ago. Now he has brought It out again, but under a different title, and with another name on the title pair". Unfortunately for him th old edition was remembered, and h* is being very prettily lectured for attempting to float an old book as a new one. A laudable appointment recently made by the Fnglish Library Association is that of a com mittee of the council to work in conjunction with a committee of the London County Coun cil in the selection of books for children's libraries. The object of this action is to intro duce an altogether higher standard of juvenile literature, embracing biography, history, travel, fiction, and so on. Santzu and Wutzu were the two Chinese strategists who wrote in the fifth century B. C. a comprehensive book on the art of war. Thla book, Which has been the military oracle of the East for twenty-five centuries— and which con tains teachings, we are told, applicable to mod ern soldiers— is shortly to be published in Eng lish. The translation has been made by Captain R. F. Calthorpe. R. P. A. The life of the Pennsylvania Dutch— a life grievously narrow, hard and unlovely— was so well portrayed by Mrs. Helen R. Martin that her readers will be specially interested in dis covering what she will do with a heroine placed in entirely different surroundings. In the forth coming "Revolt of Anne Royle" Mrs. Martin deals with the people of a little college town In Pennsylvania, and her characters are found in the college circle. "Folk Lore in Lowland Scotland" is the title of a new book which will give pleasure no doubt to students of the subject. It is devoted to foik lore and legend and aims to showing how various customs, manners and superstitions arose and what hold they still have upon the b to-day. Dr. Henry Wheeler's "History and Exposition of the Twenty-five Article* of the Methodist Episcopal Church" (Eaton & Mains) makes clear the formal doctrine of American Methodism Ls essentially that of the Church of England. When Wesley was called on to sug gest a statement of belief for the use of his societies in the United States he chose twenty four from among the thirty-nine Anglican ar ticles of religion. Hi 3 reason for Ignoring the remaining fifteen -was that they were occupied with doctrinal Interests remote from the needs of the new time or were unnecessarily emphatic on controverted points. The eighth article of the Anglican formulary, which involved the ar .optance of the Athana*ian creed, was one of the statements left out of the Methodist sum mary. This is Wesley's explanation, as quoted by Dr. Wheeler: I dare not Insist upon any on» s usihk ti,* word Trinity or Person. I us« them myself without any scruple, because I know of none better; but if any man has any scruple concerning them who "hall constrain htm to use them? I cannot: much i«, ss would I burn a man alive, and that with moist green wood, for saying. -Though WtejJ The Father is God. the Son la God and th. Holy rhost is God. yet I scruple u.«=ine the word.-* Trinity and Persons, because I do not find those terms in the Bible." \ There is to be still another book o n Baldas- Eare Castiglione. It i 3 soon to be published, in two volumes, by Mrs. Ady (Julia Cartright). who has for a number of years been making re searches for the purpose. She will print for the first time many of the letters by the author of the "Cortegiano," which are preserved in the library of the Vatican. The American Gymnasia Company announces a book on "American Playgrounds." It gives full information on the construction, equipment, maintenance and utility of thM contributions to the welfare of the people. Several new novels are coming from the press of DorM. Mead & Co. One. entitled "The Man from BTodneys," is by Mr. George Ban- Me- Cutcheon. Another, by Mrs. Florence Morse Kingjley. is called. "And So They Were Mar ried " These publishers announce a new story by Mrs. Amelia E. Barr. "The Strawberry Handkerchief." and novels by Mrs. Katharine Cocil Thurston and Jerome K. Jerome. OLD SOME IS BRITAIN. From The Manchester Guardian. Excavations are proceeding at the Roman ,.;;, of Corstopltum. near *ham. under the Supervision of R H. Forster. The Oorbrta » committee has nearly thirty men at work, ana the principal discovery is that of a lar « but tressed building, whirh. to quote Mr. *orst*rs nords. -looks like being one of th« JUS*** and finest Roman buildings In the North of Eng land" It is probably another example of the srranaHes or storehouse? commonly found In th* ?, rf It m-a.«iir*» internally M feet r-v N feet. and'th* walls are three (»"' thick <th» Senary at Hou^ stead." ifl about T5 feet by 43 ft, Insld- Measurement); As Is usual with th* Urgsr granarlas. this build:n* has a fla«sd float. Books and Publications. Charles Scribner's Sons PUBLISH TO-DAY A THEORY OF MIND P o^Si l sS& By JOHN LEWIS MARCH. Ph.D. Professor of Union College. Schenectady.^ The brilliant statement of a iv»w and extremely important theory of a, solution ef IB» problem!" of psychology through a study of biology. THE, BIBIX OF NATURE **£$& By T. ARTHUR THOMSON Professor of Natural History In the University of Ab*-rri«»n. A new volume in th« Series of Brow Lectures. .\n in.*pirin«r ami deeply tnr^rt^tan) study of the lessons that man may learr. from nature. it RLNL BAZIN'S new novel StM The Coming Harvest the BJc qni Lev* A. vigorous. stirring novel of life in th*» rountry in France to-day, the struzria be tween the Church and socialism, the old order and the n<""w amon- workmen and nobles. A powerful and beautiful story. More, thar 100.000 copies already sold ia Franca. L. ALLEN HARKLR'S new work •Miss Hsperance and Mr. Wychcrly 11M ■ The charming romance of two very attractive people who attempt to briny up two orphan boys. Full of humor and original characters. raised ' on sleeper walls, and ventilated by splayed openings between the buttresses. It was near this building that the excavators found the inscribed »lab last year. **s<st up under th* care of Lollius Urbicus, Governor of Britain, by the. Second (Augustan) Legion." Th» in scription seems to indicate that some building: is dedicated to the Emperor Antonius Plus, and th© character of th* work of this newly discov ered huiidln* Beems to fit in with the theory that it may have been built by the Second Legion in A. D. 140. It was In this year that Urbicus was preparing to advance beyond Ha drian's wall and to <>rect the Antonlne wall be tween the. Forth and the Clyde. Already nearly a hundred coins have turned up at f'orbridge. some of the third, but mostly of the fourth century. BOOKS OF THE WEEK. BIOGRAPHY. IMPRESSIONS OP HENTIT !RVI V G«th-r»d In Poblic and Private During a Friendship c Many Years. By Walter Hcrries Pollock. With preface by H. B "Irving. 12mo, pp. vll. 140. (Longmans. Gr«en * Co.) MIRABEAU AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. B- Fr-d Morrow Fling. Ph. D. In thr.* volumes. Vol I Th* T.-"ith of Mirabean. Illustrated. ■•« pp. xv. 497. (O. P. Putnam's Sons.) This vr.liiTn<» carries th* record to 1774. the 7»»r of Mlrab«»au's coming of age. 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