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Literary yYefce/j- and Criticism Talcs of Intrigue, talk Good and Bad Heroes. SAI^VATOR. BT Perceval Gibbon. 12BSO. pp. 324. DouWeday. Pa^ & Co. THE GUX-RX-NNER. By Arthur Stringer. 12mo. PP. x. 3TO. B. W. Dodge *. Co. the ncFAMOtrai .iohx frikxd. By : m™- R- s - Garnett. i:mo. pp. Iv. 345. Henry Holt & Co. PFTF"-rFTi;n A Romance Oat of Town By . Rose I ■ ■ SFb*BS« •ptir" tjt \CK FI TER. Fv KfiMh Macvane. "U lth Chandler Christy. 12mo. rr. SS2. Moffat. Yard & Co. porrrA OF THE POST-OFFICE. By Mabel Os- Compsny. Btn by Mr. Gibbon that have appeared In the napdMi hive conveyed the impression of a v,Tlter interested In such advent urous epi sodes as retire a more or loss tropical back ground for their effective exploitation. His •wo-k has been vapu.ly remembered as that of one more of the many followers of Mr. KVp- Uag In "Salvator" he shows that, as a matter of "fact, he has other strings to his bow. The novel b^gtoa with a bizarre incident in Mozam bique 4. travellinc Englishman is suddenly ap proached In a crowded caff with the request that he will aid in the rescue of a man unlaw fully h*ld m prison. H* accedes, and the man -who gives this Look its title escapes to Eng land *t the moment if Us departure we are confident that Mr. Gil bon is going to tell us an exciting stovy, and to be .-are he has. m due course, his little dramatic climax. Bat it is not with action in the conventional sense of the term that "Sa'.vator" is concerned. It is rather a stu«:y of character. Salvator has the soul of an idealist, of a crusad<-r. in the body of. a re- Eoorceful genUeman-adventurer. The vinous and miserable conditions of life in Mozambique have £rst li'.l-d him with horror and then cre ated in him a passionate desire to work some. eort of reform. Revolution is the only remedy tha- be considers adequate to his purpose; he would cure the *lck land by the most violent process, and so. witli the ardor of a mystic dreamer he puts his shoulder to the wheel and intrlsnes like any filibuster. Mr. Gibbon's 6U -y. as a etorj-. Is not precisely brilliant : but tht central figure In it holds .is t<> the end. •The Gun-Runner" is likewise a romance of revolution, but it is not intended, like "Salva lor/ to make for reflection. Mr. Stringer's pur pose evidently is just to entertain by exhibiting & group of three figures entangled at sea in a sinister situation. A broad shouldered indivii ua!. accustomed to having '.us way, engages in The risky task of 'conveying arms and ammuni tion to one of those Caribbean -cockpits which the v.riters of tales of conspiracy are forever using in their paj:^. <jn board the same vessel is a young '*wireless" operator who allies him self with the great Gar.ley only in order that he may ultimately v; set his nefarious plan:-. The trio Is completed by a pretty girl who ought to be comfortably sttilt-.l at home, but who follows the !r.\v of light fiction and grayly meddles with Ti.e gravest issues. As the tale progresses -Wireless" and th<? cirl he is obviously destined to marry set deeper and deeper into a situation heavy with periL They reach a r^int where opposition to Ganley lands them in a fairly thrilUng posture of affairs. Mr. Stringer's plot demanded crisper and neater treatment than he I.e.- pivcu to It. a more shipshape development of the diiTerent stages in the narrative, and in his dealings with wireless telegraphy his techni cal terminology is pedantically overdone. The main joint, however, is tiu»t we should be curt <->-.is hs to t'.e •outcome of the fipht against Gan > y, and here the author beguiles us very welL - yirs. Garnett, with bland audacity, takes a peculiarly base scoundrel for her hero. Justly has sh«' called her novel "The Infamous r ohn Friend." Mr. rrien.i is nn Englishman secretly eanployed by both the French and F.ritish gov erniaents. 1^ I'trayr. Pitt t-< Napoleon, and then turns around to betray Napoleon to Pitt. The i articular exploit which he has In mind ■when this story opens is the making of such dfacloßVjres t'. the French -is might facilitate that invasion of England across from Boulogne f..r which the Emperor built his memorable flotilla. This suggests a story of d::rk move ments and dramatic surprises, the story of a. ;jy hurrying from one startling scene to an other. As it happens, however. Mrs. Garnett is v. leisurely narrator, lavish of rather long drawn out conx-ersatlons, . :d, what is more, she in tertwines Friend's evil campaign with a very j.rcit • romance. It is a young v.ar.i of the traitor's who Is the heroine, and. of course, the youth v.-nh whom she must fall in love is the one or-i:: i::«''l to jrfve Frii n.l u;< to justice. In the conflict ot emotions presently raised in Su zam.e de Mfiray's lieari the author finds her nct<iurt. It »gives hf-r the needed opportunity 10 place Friend in a more ?ympat':etic l:j;ht and :<< leave him. after a!!, not altogether infamous. 3i ik ;i curious and ::•■! uninteresting book, a lit!!.- watttins in r< ality when ta'<- !i ::< a v. ' >!e, bu: rev< ..:::;l; !..■!-.■ :>:!•! there a true feeling lor human rut'jr<*. "Peter-Peter" is c little comedj- of the married life of a lovable and devoted rair. and cfHhe «-..i;rt>hii s of <-th<-r pairs, ih^ young friends of !■< ter and his wife. It is an agreeable tissue of unreality, into which glimpses of human nature of the obvious sort arc liprhlly woven, colored now with !r;n:.>r and now with tender feeling. There is satire. I<«>. n<> doubt, in Mrs. Warren's cheerful picture of Peter's return to fortune by means of the enormous success of — a book of verso. The twin babies of Peter and Marpery r!re Important personages, largely because they have <;iv. :. to Mrs. Rase O'Xeill Wilson the op portunity to ui-e her always clever ;.<ntil In a fi<-*d for which her talents are especially effec tive!; The two round babies arc full of comical Infantile character, from the h:O- v ?s hair on th«.ir crowns to tVi<ir chubby toes. Miss Cholinondeley's new book brings us a slf-r^der sheaf <■:' sh<>rt sf-ries with an tssay for a preface. In h< r Sntrodui tory pages the author relates some «•! her literary exi*-rie:jc<-.« with d'iigh;f:il humor. Her notes on prigs are capi tal. Th«- first of her four brief tales. "The Hand on the Thatch," is an affair of rather lurid sen eat icr.a'ism. A tax collector on the prairies leave* his wife alone f"r a night in the middle of winter, and rij;i«' lixrc is much state money in the hoa?e. he rr.aJv^s her swear that she will allow no one to er.n-r in hi* absence. ;?he breaks J-.^r oath, and before the dawn something hap pens which 1 *.v«- suppose is meant to make the reader shudder, but we must confess that we can Bcarce s.upprefs a smile. "The Lowest Puns" has also .... but Miss Chohnondeley dit-s better in "The T'n cerrtiicy" ami "Saint Luke's Summer." The last mentioned piece i:» particularly cir-vcr, ehow t:.g an insight which we have not noticed any where cite in the book. Another book from a feminine hand, "The Black Flier." is a sprightly if rjuite unnatural jfcrformance In which the now Inevitable auto rr."!.::<- .''ays n ■,•••■• is much in gesuity in the devices through which one ex < itii; ?; situation is made t«» follow anot!ier. T!i» iir^i episode, the *iisapr*arance of a bridegroom up"n hi? bridal morning, is b-rt.upht :ib>iut by a painfully clumsy <-»jn:riva!ict;, but its absurdity i* forgotten In the intt-rett of the qu*-sti>jii, "Whai will become of lam?" ilrs. Wright's novel Is 3n that vein of woman ly £cJitlemi>s iuid pleaiant quod sense which her readers have grown used to looking for in all the "Barbara" books. There is tragedy In this volume— enough to plve movement to the somewhat oM-faahJooed plot, and to bold the reader in suspense. Poppea is a charming heroine, and her romance la unfolded with due regard to th» dramatic unities We re-mark again the author's skill in the portrayal of rustic character. "THE SPECTATOR." Some Odd Aspects of Journalism in the Augustan Age. THE ADVERTISEMENTS OF THE SPECTA TOR Seine ■■ study of tbe Literature. His tory and Mansers <>f Queen Anne's England as. "they are Reflected therein, .- well as an illustiatlon of the ....... of the Art of Ad vertising. With Appendix of representative Advertisements r.ow for the nr?t time re printed, and an Introductory Note by George Lyman Klttredse. By Lawrence L^> is. 12mo. pp. xii, 306. Houghton Miffiin Company. It was the opinion of Addison that adver ments were "of great use to the vulgar." and considering them as instrument of ambition he fafd: "A Man that is by no Means big enough for the 'Gazette' may easily creep Into the Ad vertisements, by which Means we often see an Apothecary in the same Paper of News with a plenipotentiary, or a Running-footman with an Ambassador." He confessed that it was his custom, "in a dearth of news," to entertain him self "with tho=e Collections of Advertisements that appear at the End of all our publick Prints." Taking his cue from Addison, the com piler of this novel little volume has found entertainment in the advertisements of "The Spectator," which tho read appreciatively shares. The historical value of these waifs and ■strays in the Journalism of the Augustan age is rot. perhaps, quite so serious as Mr. Lewis would have us believe, but there is no doubt about the amusement to be derived from them by any one who cares for things quaint and curious. They appeal to special advantage in the present volume, the eighteenth century form < f which is very beguiling. Mr. Lewis lays stress upon the fact that "The Sj~--etator," which we always think of as mak ing a part of English literature, was also a busi ness venture. Its advertisements formed an in disper.sable source of revenue. Taxation ulti mately h<>re heavily upon them, with cruel re sults for the management of the enterprise, but for a time all went merrily, and the periodical was floated on the high tide of prosperity largely through the free use which was made of it by the venders of new books and quack remedies, the proprietors of theatres, the wine merchants and dancing masters, and all the other Londoners who had wares or services to bring to the attention of the public. Addison and St^ele were far from squeamish. They i\ere quite willing, on occasion, to give an ad vertiser a "reading notice," and, indeed, they were, in their way, arrant Yellow Journalists, admitting to their pages advertisements at which your modern editor, save in the rarest in stance?, would be bound to look askance. The charlatans in "physick" were duly de nounced by Mr. Spectator as "Importers and Murderers." yet they throve on patronage stim ulated by the notices which they Inserted in Mr. Ppecta tor's chaste pages. Side by side with the advertisement of a "Consort of Musick" one might find news of certain "famous Drops for Hypocondriack Melancolly" or of a liquor war ranted to give "such a delightful blushing colour to the Cheeks of those that are White or Pal , that It is not be distinguished from a natural fine Complexion, nor perceived to be artificial by the r.carest Friend." What timid maiden could have resisted that last subtle touch? The ladies of the time were addressed in hundreds of these old advertisements. If they were given to "Vapours, sick Fits, Faintings, &C-," — and to be given to such pretty disturbances was the prerogative of every eighteenth century dame of fashion — they had only to search the current number of "The Spectator" in order to find where they conld buy "in neat Flint bottles fit for the Pocket" a high compounded spirit of lavender described by the maker as "the most Glorious (if the Expres sion may be usd) Enlivening Scent and Flavour that can possibly be." Decidedly the ladies were well looked after in the advertising pages of "The Spectator." Incidentally, as Mr. Lewis is keen to point out, his advertisements shed their little rays of light on the manners of the time, and one may even truce among them the workings of this or that p.'-liticnl or literary ...... But the charm of this book resides chiefly in what it has to show us in the way of oddly turned phrases, queer Httle modes of thought. A Frenchman is In search of a posit as valet. He announces to the world that he peaks English and Latin, "and can give a very good Account of himself." The fugitive thief was pursued with delightful suavity Of language. Of Master Charles Guill, "a Tall, lean Flaw-bond, Broad-Shoulder'd Man, of a Pale. Lean Visage," a naughty employe of the Bank of England, it is stated that "he with drew himself" from the service of that institu tion. In company with "several Exchequer and Bank-Notes." The purveyors of miscella neous amusement, the managers of puppet shows, jiggling troupes and the like, were no less ready than the dramatic and operatic pro prietors to \v c "The Spectator." Their adver tisements make some of Mr. Lewis's most di verting j ::gt-:i. There is one superb puff of "the famous Posture Master of Europe, who far ex ceeds the deceased Posture Masters Clarke and Hijrgins." Surely Messrs. Clarke and Hlggins would have turned in their graves if they could have learned what this individual was wont to do. According to the ■•...•■ He extends h!s Body into all deform'd Shapes; makes his Hip and Shoulder }'■••-■ ■ m«et together; lays his Head upon the Ground, and turns his Hody rou!:I twic- 3 or thrice, without stirring his Fare from the Place: stands upon on? log. and • vt. nd« the other in a perpendicular Lino half a Yard above his Head: and extends his Body from a Table, with his Head a Ftoot below his Heels, having nothing t:> balance his Body but his Feet: AViTh several other Postures too tedious to men tion. It was In the winter of 1711 that this pro .::gk>us artist was holding audiences spellbound in the great room "at the Duke of Marlborough's Head in Fleet Street and the fame of him, one would think, must have resounded for months. Yet less than a year later he had fallen into Etrange oblivion, evidently superinduced, as it were, by malicious gossip. At all events, in the autumn of 1712 "The Spectator contained this advertisement: Whereas there has been a false Report, That Mr. David Cornwall, who performs the Kterity on the Cards, the H^n and Egg-Bag, .itid the Posture-Master, were dead: this is to certify all Persons, That they will perform, as usual, during the Time of Bouthwark-Falr, within Two Doors of St. George's Church; and then they go for Holland. There are many more advertisements collected by Mr Lewis which are as quotable as the fore going. They arc but trifles, it is true, but somehow, as he presents them, they seem trifles wort] having. .1 l>t><; STORY Edward S. Robertson, in The London Spectator. S^mt- y^ars ago 1 was walking 1 long Upper Leeson street, Dublin, and f:i\v a King Charles spanie] standing on a doorstt-p looking up at the bfll handle ,-md whining. As soon as he saw me approaching he trotted down the steps "got in front .if me and oat up "begging." Of course, 1 went and rang the bell, ::n<i a.s soon as the door was opened the little creature turned round and held up his paw to "shake hand I did not ..t the t:m<- know his owner, but J made the woman's acquaintance some time afterward. I asked h>i ;f the dog had been taught to 'beg" to have the door • ned and t<» "shake hands" by way of thanks. She said he had not; he bad been Utught to "he:c," as pt-t d"jrs usually « r-? taught, by feeding him with dainties after fitting uu. and to "shake iiands" after beins fed. i NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SATURDAY, JULY 17. 190S couM only conclude, therefore, that the dog as d the sittintr up attitude with a request to be given something he wished for, which in this case happened to be the ringing of the bell He would naturally enough associate the -inpins of the bell with the opening of the ht I But the 'shake bands" posture caps I He evidently had been taught to assocl te this • with a reeling of gratitude f< r food whirl-, had given him pleasure; he feM ; easure at his wish to be let into the h plied with, and so showed his gratitude in the way h>- had been taught to Bhow it for f TWENTY NOTED LADIES. Heroines of Court and Stage Life in France. Paris. July TO. "Belles dv Vieux Temps." the latesi work of Vicomte de Reis'-t. just issued by the L brairie Emiie Paul, makes excellent summer i It presents a fascinating gallery of pun:. women of former days, lightly and sketched by the historian of the last of the j Bourbons. Among the twenty women "biographies Intimes" have been the objects oi jet's erudition and p« rsistent i among family letters and n Bnds i creat beaut s the Princesse I the Comtesse dv Barry and -'La Grande Made- I moiselle"— the granddaughter of Henri . and niece of Louis Quatorxe, who i ' hand of Charles the Second of E \\-!:o was deeply enamoured of tjie Dvtc de Lav : zun. Queens of the sta^.- are n by La Montansier, who parrowly missed l « - General Bonaparte"; Mile. Ra Mile. Mars and Mile. George, the favorit< of Napoleon. The stirring life of Theroigne de Mericourt, "heroine of the Revolution." zone de La l.u>< n.'-." who for a brief period ab solutely ruled Paris, who counted am mirers Sieyes, Danton and Mirabeau, and who died in the madhouse of T.a Saltpetriere, lined in vivid colors. niece, I esse de Dino. is dealt v. I verely, but on the who The Princepse do Lieven, wife of the Russian Ambassador in London, and confidential of Prince Metternich, forms a picturesque f!.u':r.- in this portrait gallery. M. •'■■ '■ '■ ' ;: rf ' n " dered valuable service to history by showing how the alert but malignant Comtesse de Boigne. wliose marvellous faculties tlon were only equalled by her viperlike ani mosity in relating them, has maligned the character of the Duchesae de Berry, moi the late Comte de Chambord, whoa temperament, whose cyclones of Bentimentality and whose cape-and-sword adventures were a r.evor failing mine of gossip for the c Louis Philippe. "Le Pils de Fr.'ron— Journaliste, Sans-C et Thermidorien, 1704-l v <'-" la I unusually interesting !i""k by M Raoul A replete with fresh epteod< days. Stanislas Freron, at first a rabid i Ist, afterward ;: redhot revolutionist, I friend of Camille Desmoulins, son of 1 I Lmous Aristarque of Voltaire, man of letters, r< and terrorist, came to M trseilles and I with the fascinating Pauline Bona] with her brothers, .T- ■--'■,' i and Lucien, and her Bisters, Ellsa and Carolin< I Mar • •'■■' r took In wasl g to support the famil iped her Itaen in the fountain that still exists near ■ • 1 c dcs Augufitina. Napoleon had |usl to command the army of [t; Pa I ■<■ re turned Freron's .love, but the "tei then penniless .. I'"> dently broken off by her ' • ; •• •• one finds a i.i-: 1 ly div< vu<>~ pit tun ■ of the B ea< h member ol whi h was afterward to I cither emperor, king, queei iprln (■►•vs. This volume is broug I oit I y l" 1 i ' et rAngleterre," by M Dori nel, gives new ai of "La Chartreuse," w e tal nts aa a rritical ph< r have put s circulation. M. Gunnel relates SI experlem es in Eng tions of ! •••. and women he met. Appei I i idable little 1 ook is a list of 1 phs which I Stendhal is accused of having : - from I hoi s. tnne d'Arc," by M. ■ ntte, traces step by st low* .1 by the M on a map of the country. W. at J ■ • d'Arc . ■lid and said each day is recorded and ted by satisfactory evidence. Two ligl t ai 1 j ful books of poetrj both tinged with somewhat sad sentimi I appear. i »ne Is I Duchesse d'Uzes, who* tain soi ' !''•'• I ■ b," I y M Paul • m, unfolds in pleasing verse I . - Ism and pessimism, cynical or satiri il, rof "Vers I (ores." ' ■• B. DEATH AT A PIG FAIR \( v and Humorous Light on <n< ■< Fr>'m The London S] ci tator. I am sui ' is and hitherto unj . tirase, signifj ing v tion, th< logic ■ : ■ [ol a garm* ni | at a pig fair." li \ sent to me tion, by "Martin Ross' ting it in > : "1 have never - I. revi enemy; but a ' ' • •■ l showed it to a person i a^ich matters I re \ ■ . ■, I I in it ai r of the ti< :t a« ay.' '1 hat was my firs I ■ find c omfort in it. nor ev< , • ess. I am aware tlial •. . i,ly. wl tter 1 ■ hen 1 a:. castii ; ray mind 1 ■ taste in r • I do ■ly care aboul . . • • . otherw i* , to b< ■ ' ■r< . i'et I ild even b f the bt ■ ' tie. To t lint I ■ . ■ •• ■ ■ ■ • ,': pic f ."! 1 1 T the pig 1 fair il We trust and tM leal about pigs; but we lousnesa in art:.-- . He will not ■ ■ but thei an be neckt c. Considering fore. I ■' ■ ■ joined to thai that foreki - could i!'-t allay my present xaU s, I i • ■ ■ • As rel • • mused I that s; orts: the name ol ' . work In ■■ ■ land." He the title 1 I Han I \ OLD 1/ l\n I\. li / R T] •-!■•: The ■ i:i£T p- l " te to ■ I D ire He ] ■ . >n gri< ving? After all, h dog " 'I'!..- old man replh d "< .- Do you know thai It ha •ndov ■ ■ j .Hi two of Hlfl attributes -unchanging constancy and i basable lu\t_'."' Books and Publications. Good New Novels for Your Vacation Reading The new novel by BARBARA (Mabel Osgood Wright) Poppea of the Post-Office ****> read y- «* */.* It v H,, A ntl,r of "The Garden of a Commuter's Wife." "People of the WJ^^KJ I* S I Hghtfuliy fresh ami fragrant life which she reproduces, and her sharp tbrusts at the foibles of d . victors ana OIK " usmg> f * alike have lost none of their piquant wit. JAMES LANE ALLEN'S new novel The Bride of the Mistletoe By the author of "A Kentucky Ordinal." The Bookman declares that this flew work surpasses anything that he has yet done. Cloth, $1.25 Miss ELLEN GLASGOW'S »«w novel The Romance of a Plain Man is an absorbing story "f ■ conflict of ideals, the back ground being scenes of aristocratic Richmond pictured with the subtly Individual touch of Intimate knowledge. Cloth, 51.50 William ALLEN WHITE'S novel A Certain Rich Man Keenly Interesting; wonderfully acute, it sums up a generation of national life; it Is a /^^^J^S £ a^?2 captain of industry, who weighs in the balance private ethics Mid "the larger good of £"*»£^tte gnta not organized anywhere else on the planet." The whole novel is thoroughly American and broadlj ™^^53?£togSlS acters are clear-cut and lovable. ' y "*• iLJi Published by BOOKS AND AUTHORS. Current Talk of Things Present and to Come. A translation of M. Pninmori Reinach's "Or " a history of the world's religions, !s coming from the rr f 'ss of the Putnams. "The Osbornes*' is the title nf the new novel by thr author of "Dodo." It? serial publication has Just besrun. A new novel which is coming out In bonk form is Mr. Bram Stoker's "The Lady of the Shroud." An article which ought to be of Interest to ra of Dickens is promised for the August number of "Harper's Magazine." It is written by Mr. Deshler Welch, who has hunted down the hou ■ • Genoa in which the novelist lived ■ worfa upon "The Old Curiosity Shop." Mr. Welch describes this palazao and ■ aivers points Dickens's life In the Italian city. The Lippincotts have made uncommonly rapid 3S In the publication of "The Works of James Buchanan," which Professor J B Moore has b en collecting and editing. They have re issued the eighth volume, which covers the period from 1848 to 1853. and its successors will not be long The work will prob ably !. ted in twelve volumes, though tha . et been Brad. Readers of English history who give any ail to the cause of the death of ; pt the belie* that he died from I R ond Crawford has had his • and in a book poo n to be on -The Last Days of Charles II" he • onctasiona. slgl . Molmenti, whose valuable work paccio, written in collaboration with the iustav Ludwig, appeared in an English edition two or three years a*<\ has just issued 1 k which it is to be hoped may also be translated. This is "Giovanni Bat tista Tiepolo: His Life and His Works." For an exhaustive study In English of this brilliant ■ aiting. 81 gr»or Molm< mi begins his book with a survey of Venetian art In the time of Tiepolo, then relates graphy of the master, and proceeds upon a minute examination of his paintings in Italy His etchings and drawings are dealt with, and a chapter Is devoted to his dis tators. Eighty full-page plates han three hundred smaller reproduc tions ' the work. A New York busint sa man, Mr. Herman Behr. who is int. r -• ly In patents, has recently ; rathi r unusual excursion for a person of ! upation. He has put fifty English and poems Into German, and Pierson, the 9 bi ught them out under the title of "Perlen Englisher Dtchtanaj" or "Pearls of English Poetry-" Longfellow opens a with nine poems, a greater num ber than .Mr. Behr has chosen from any other writer. The 1 i-. tides translations from Shelley, Keats and Tennyson. In making these s Mr i:• . •'Kiit t'> preserve the spirit of his '-riginals rather than to find a Ht • m h word. Lord Morley's speech fore the Imperial Press Congress continues to find echoes in the English newspapers. His definition of journalism as "literature in a hurry" moves Mr. Andrew Lang to observe that at least journalism has no time for affectations, but calls a spade a spade, not "a monumental shovel." He adds: The old style, thirty years ago, in journalism had on* stern ml«\ hut that, unhappily, favored the glossy periphrasis. You must not repeat the same word. A man I knew, a great Oxford coach, fell to journalism, and bad to rite an article on the Twelfth of August— a topic of which he was exhaustively ignorant. He mentioned grouse sev eral times. "You must not repeat the word said his editor. "Then what air I to call the fowls?" "Oh, say 'the feathered denizens of the moors." " replied his editor, a man of experience. "The brown bird that is no Philomel" also suggests itself, and "The fowl that seems to clamor 'Come back, come back." " One might venture "The bird of the red eyelid?." and, after that. tak»> refuse in a literal translation from the Gaelic. Still, just as Thackeray erred to say '-,•! hat" rather than "a swart sombrero" or "a glossy four-and-nine," so now we journalists call a grouse a grouse. Would that s;>:iie learned person presented us with an annotated Thackeray, How- could a hat, or topper, he purchased for four-and-nine? Here Is room for a learned excursus. ular series which the Duttoi • ' gem ral title of "The World's Story Tellers." In this series, cleverly i ■ by Mr. Arthur R&nsome, we have already l! volumes giv.-n t'» Gautier. Hoffman, Poe .md others, an^i now we have ntaii . • spectively, stories by briand and "The Essayists," h writers as Sir Thomas try, Steele, Addison, Johnson, Goldsmith, Lamb .... ocey. Ther^ are brief Introductions, the frontispiece portraits ■ : " P drawings in black and white, ar.il t'n.- books, th"'jL, r h very cheap* are neatly :nd. Fritnds of the late Dr L..\\>-:i Mn.«r. n who from him any memorabilia ar.« ted to c muni ite with hl.s Kran.lson. Mi H i ■• -. L. Mason, who is preparing a biog raphy of him. The biographer's address Is No. ins B 3 Si •■ !■: ■.. ;. B - ton. Mr Robert Bare has writtea a new nmH SI - I mpany will bring out tutumn. it is a romance of FVance under . XIII, and ic." The late John Davidson was a miner poet who ; hopefully t.) th« 1 1 r- - ihomt bhn for In spiration It w.is of little service t.. him, how ever since he was ill equipped t< deal poetically with the material at his hand. His last vulurao. i*oofc* an/f Publications. | Books _ and Publication^ THE MACMILLAN COMPASMY /^fTCT/% / LUCAS MALETS Ready July 24 Price $1.50 V *J Order X«w From Your Bookseller. Ik « Since ">ir Richard C*!nsady " ■ .■^» of fa> U serious fiction have waited eagerly for work £&3V ff horn "Luca* NUlet " She has produced at Sr^^^^ j&r lut exactly what her many acenrert hoped for—* atocy •» »trocg as the aM which made I her reputation, bet more pressing ■'■ its 't.r.nne I and characters, Mm St. jo«- :he celebrated cofnedieoac and her friends, th« playwright sod the politician, are the mo* inlerat ng trio which have appeared in the year's fiction. E. P. BUTTON & CO.. 31 WEST 23rd STREET. "Fleet Street and Other Poems," has Just been published here by Mitchell Kennerley. In view of his mysterious disappearance and presumed suicide a certain pathos attaches to the book, and this is deepened by the opening sentences of his brief prefatory note. "The time has come." he says, "to make an end. There are several motives. I find my pension Is not enough; I have therefore still to turn aside and attempt things for which people will pay My health also counts. Asthma and other annoyances I have tolerated for years: but I cannot put up with cancer." The reader is naturally stirred to compassion and turns to Davidson's verses with every wish to apprehend them sympathetically. This is the sort of thing that he finds: That railways are inadequate appears Indubitable now. For sixty years Their comfort grew until the train de luxe Arrived, arousing in conducted Cook's, And other wholesale tourists, an envious smart, For here they recognized the perfect art And science of land travel Now we sing A greater era. hail a happier spring. The motor car reveals ineptitude In railway trains; and travellers conclude The railway Is archaic: strictly true. Although the reason sounds as false as new: Railways are democratic, vulgar, laic; And who can doubt Democracy's archaic? This fragment is fully representative. It sup piles a crushing answer to those sentimentalists who have sought to blame the public for the failure of Davidson's career. He was not an Inspired poet. The story of his bitter struggle with fate wakes regret, but with it criticism hag nothing to do. It !s pleasant new? that the Harpers are re printing Lafcadio Hearn's Touma." It I tomary to regard his Oriental writings as thos. best expressive of his talent, but the try.th b that he never did better work than fan his Indian tales. "The English Vegetable Garden,'* a new vol ume imported by Charles Scribner's Sons, is de scribed on the title page as "Written by Bx perte.*' It is a very practical compilation, and should be of service to workers on American soil II is pleasant to observe the spirit in which the kitchen garden is taken In Englan I abundant care is given not only to Its uilitarian functions but to its appearance. Box, by the way, is commended as the b>st edging for the walks. Inasmuch as it Is Doth hardy and hand some. These pages are fri I I with good halftones from photographs, in which the humble bean or carrot and the aristocratic arti choke and cauliflower are portrayed witll tlvely artistic effect. The published statistics of church mcmi are considered so untrustworthy by Mr C trand Thompson that he makes no use of them In his inquiry int.) the cause and cure separation between 'The Chun!' - Wage Earners" (Charles Scribner's S reasons for the estrangement are, he fir-. fered by the critics: th.- archaism of 1 subserviency "f the churches to wealth, the femininity of their appeal r> t!;~ world, and th«* abundant inefficiency of the cl - whom seem to be unaware of any but ■'individ ualistic" Interests. Whether t' os are sufficient or not, there is the fact, - author, that a large number of worklngmen are out of touch with the churches. Ohvi.*-; the author, this alienation will cease when the Church preaches and practises ;i "social" g Were it not for Mr. Thompson's dlsl ures he might derive some encouragement a recent article in '"The Times." of L which the membership of the churches United States is reported to have bu • than 66 per cent in the past eighteen y BOOKS OF THE WEEK. 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