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CRITICISM 1 Some Chronicles of Royal anti Noble Women. THK V1CIB8ITUDBB OF a LADT-IN W.MTINO. I73H70 By Eugene Wel vert Tranalated b) Ultan O JHeui witb a photogrgvure fr mtlsp ? ? lllu.tratlona 8vo. ; | John Lane Company. THK AMAZIXG DUCHE88 Bei - Romantlc Hlaton of Bltaabeth " .;;. M.,ii of Honor, the Hon. Hejv.-v. Ducbam ..f Klngaton. an.i t'ountem of Brlstol. By Charl - Pearc- With B lllhsl ? ?? . v. Brrenl THJ3 BBLOVED PR1NCE8S Princeea Charlotte of Walea, the Lonely D ter of a Lonely Quw n. Mv Charl. - urce With a photogravui ptoee aml I ! other IllUBtrallona 11 l on an p ? pp. Bn The current scbool'of htatorlcal hVotj rapby is often nn>re uaeful in the plct ures lt furnlabaa of the aoelal 11 ? ibe past thnn in its portralte of tbo personages who are Ita nomlnal suh Jecta. Indeed. mmi. an unlmportanl minor actor in evonta ba_a been brought THE I'TCHKSS DE NARBONNB I.AUA ? From a rortrait in -Th* Vlcisslnide* af * Lady-ln-Walting '. forth from obltYlda for no other pur? poee than tbat of BOrvlng :.s an BXCUaa a peg on which lo bang entertalainf, if not always profoundly tnformlng, studi'.'S of greater men and their rtoin. ?, ;tnd more egpadaU) of tbahT foiblesand v\caknesse^ Prauacolae de Cha ntean, and eveatually Dncheea de Nt-rhonna-Laia. spent the greater pait of ber life as -iii-vv-iting to Loutae XV'B daughter, Mme. Adelakle and to bei UBgaf si-t.i and laeeparaMe eom paataB, Mme. \ Ktoria. Mercy-d'Ar gaatgau rapeatfldly mentions ner in his miiaela la llaarla-Thereaa la eoaaaetloa wllh the poadtloa aad attttude of the young Marie-Antoinette at lha ftench i ? i.niovkine connecta bar i bta ' Bouvenlrs" arlth tbo taevltabte of unsavory gossip of the time und tbe pla.e. and tbe Countesa de Bolgne ,ks .>f bei in ber now well known - lemoirs'' in a BBaaBBT that M. *W*n* ? deeucta worthy of dlsproof. Wh.le tbe aM ..nier of things lasted ihe lady-in-vsaitlng aerved ber royal mistreas to her own great material ad -. i.tage. Gtfta amounting to hundreds ?t'' thousands of Hvrex were beatOWOd H.l>mi her by tbe princeas. who thus tr t\a\e tx eem'ilanie of truth to tbe scan daloua report aiready referre.l to. whlch was to Ibe efTeu thai Mme de Narbonne's younger son was in reallty her own liiegitimato offaprtng. Th. lady-in-waitlng was also eusp-cted of uctively aiding Mme. Adelaide la ber .fforts to induce the Daupbtne to re 1 ^e to the Du Barry the recognltion whlch Loula XV demanded for her. and whlch tbe haughty. prudish Maria Theresa B-fvooated lee raaaoaa ed state. It was in exile. however. tbat Mme. de Narbonne showed the genulne qual ity of her attachment t<. tbe royal sls tera. The attempted flight flf Louis XVI bas been toid over and OYOf again in all Its detalls. many volumes have Veen trrtttea deallng with ihe llfe ln exile tif his brothers. especiallv of the future Louis XVIII; tho gtory <>f bls daughter?Mme Rojrak?of ber <-ap tivlty and ultlniate BheratkW has found Its chronlclers, but the emigratlon r.f hia two aunts has reeelred bul _aaall attention from tbe bistorlans. M. Wetrerl talta it al tenarth, aad it <.* worth teiiiiig Bope. lally oa aooounl of ihe clever use made ln their l.ehalf 1 y liOUia XVI r.f the De.laration Of the Right* of Man arhea the aaunlclpallty of Faris refused to bonor tbe j.h ? rt for Rome he had glven theni Mesdanr.es my aunts,'' be said. muat enjoj tbe same righta as Other ? iliiens. Tbe I.e.larntioi. and the laws ..f the atate allow nny private ln.li vidual ta travel and to leave ?.he king dom arhea ll pleaeea him." To this t'amille Desmoulins replled: Your aunta have no right to go and spend our milllons la thi PBfaVfl don.inlons Let them give up their penslons; let them reatore to the treasury the, gold tbey would carry away with them:" IfaiBl was even more eftOlOBt "These devotees must bfl kept as hosb.ges!" be hhouted ln "L'Aml du I'euple," and "a BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS. THE INITI .TIVE. TIIE HKrEBKN'UUM. "' TIIE HE?'AU, AS IXBTRt'MENTS r.i l.EMOCRACT. i >*!..? _ Wlteea'a Skluful E.P'.altlon In faOVBBBBKXT BV Al.l, TIIE PKOPI.K. I lolh, l.mo, Bl VI n*l; |...-l|.4i.l. |i.ea. TII*. MAI MII.I.AN COMPANY. _'__ll_l>-_. <-1 ... 5th Ave.. V 1 . KICAI MONTGOMERY'S NEW BOOK CHROMCLl-S OF AVONLlA Hv IBM author of ' ANNE OF GREEN GABLES," Etc. 4>f whleh .,.*' .iS'll.iU r,,v\?t h*v- ..-. n ?-.;.! Set f/.?|- t'omtpalil . i 4<> 1 I ' " RARE B00K84 PRINT8 IN EUROPE. Ll .-Ol iT-OF-PKINT-BOOKS" Hi I g MK, ean get you anv book *ver ,.<U*l.*d on any flubjeet 'IT.* mo*t expr-rt hoatt finter anan't. When ln Enainnd rall _n-l ,?? mr V?.?W f*r* t, .- ka IIAKI.lt S 'lltKA'J> WOK BHt'f. John Ilrlfbt *t . Blrn.lngl.ain "AL!; triple Ruar.l must ba set around the rest of the family!" Whlle tha Quaatloa of the paaairorta was st.11 before thc- AskmiiM- the two pi-bM-aaaea gtartad aouth, B**4xrmpauilad by Mme. .1, Narbonne and a t?nd4_er* ableretlnue, aad coavoyad by U>uM de Sarboans, Maaa. .dalaJdafa godihlld, f ??t her son. It.araa larfely due to hM nrtnaaaa aad dlplc-macj lhal the taro royal ladlea aucc*4a*aad in reachlng tha [taltan frontler. after havluf baan stoppad tlme and agaln. and evaa fle* ? ajnf,i for a fortBlfhl at ona polnt. lnuis st.i arall arlth tha revoiut.on is-,s. for. like La Fayatto, he had kataed ihe oonstitutintinl party Mme de Narbonne apenl har own woailth m tha aarvlca of. Mes-ia,^. ,m-ni both di" n. exile. and re tunlOd loTrance under tho Bagtora l!(M, to ,,e treated by LouM XVII hj, i.abltual laaratltudi With tha greatest diftlr-nlty tha 8 rriI1. W88 obtalned fOT her from this Eoat ront.mvtlM.-of nll the llonrhnns. ,. ,', llkely thnt it was she arho inl -novameai that aadadla the rnce trma Itallaa to i-r.-n.-i. I ., , lim0t tha two -Jrlnijoaaaa w.11 si,e dledJa 1827. lo har alfhtj elfhtb forgotten. Ign4**red Hoi aoa Loula, havlng aerred Franea M Inat her forelgn foea mei the rate of many other rranch aohlaa who Had ! taken up tha cauaa ol tha iWle from convlction. Suapectrd. .lenmnn ed 008* deinr.ed to death. 84 su -eeded Ifl BB caplng Hbroad. returnlng IB 190\ to enter Napoleon s armlaa Ha was one of the anvoye aent to VTaauia by th* Kmperor to treat arltb Mottornli h dur lng ihe armlstl, e that I Odsd la the bat* t'.e of i.eipsU-. Mi Pea_*c8"a two booka ?'e fraakl) a Cktmipjue 80884*814*888 of the reign of tha F r Oa irajaa. Btace Thackeray the yvorld bM 08888 tO see that tha ll Influence upon tha social tone of their ' period wa* far less than he held It to . that. as a matter Of fact. the Bt j mosphere at court and ln UOCVttJ Wl ch thev found so r-oBgaohU aad aa to iragi d yvas not altoKothcr of their making. Still, the fact r.'innins thnt Qaorga I brought 0-n r with hlm from Oermany raenad Tautonle Imiutlon of tha ., immorality ef \'ets.-ul'.es. The gtory of the fir.t Uenrge'p eaptlvi i 'n Havnovar is .ufflci.-ntiy well bnown; ' 80 is the scnndalou. traatlBSBl of Caro* j ilne of Walafl by the so-called 'Flrst J rjanttetnaa of Buropa." Mr. Poarce I r.-veis la court aecrata Ib royal raya* I tartaa, bat at least, ba doaa aal pre 4 tend to t,? ftt-le to aolva th?m. ??n th4 t aoflttrary, he trauakly eonfeBse* th-u 'they are arresallnglr WSll k?-pt But I he rotls them under his t'dir- Ifl ind ', the r,.;,(i^r can <lo th?> same if h nilnded?eapeclally the myatery tha; j aurrounds the birth of Chfl_rt0tt8 d Wales, daughter ef the. Prin-e Regent. "The Betored Pilacaaa,*1 to arhoaa DBQoeatlonably addraaaed his 401884 ?']',, a Ixi'iy We.-ping": We*.p. daughter of a N'.ble Uae \ Bire'fl cuegrace, ? r. t \ ' I bpi v if each tear of thln* ? 'ould waflh & fatlo-r's fault away' W . .-p. for thy tears are vlrtu*'? teat*. :?:? loilfl tO 1 ' ? mg 1*le* ,\i.d ba each dr. p, ln future ycfl-ra Repald thee of thy POOPISfl flmllflS. .'harlotte had bar hOUl Of popularitv. as the presumptlve iielr t<. H,e throne. ,- she ha.i her ve:,r;.,f bapplaeag MM tha wife of L4opold nt s ? v. ?? the future flrst king of Helglum Bal yvhatever brlef s inabine ef lltfiai was her. was dearh l?,ught al th* price of her father'. *M r.- ? CUtlOB Of her mother, which ? poa bar ?.? Mr. E*aai ca lenlei aspllcltly that Eiizabeth Chudlelgb <yns an advaat* ures*. b - -i rholfl ?: .1 provea her to have been just that and nothlng ei.e. Wall-born, i.nt trnparcunlotia, sh.; araa, through her mother'* COWBOCtlOPS, appolnted aiaid-of-honoi lo tbe PiiacaM KMZABETH CHUDLBIOH. <From a portralt ln "The Amaring DucheBB.") Of Walen ahort ly after the ?cce??lon of Oeorge II. and rwirried a pennilev naval offlcer. who almost immediatelv nfterward was .eut on *ervl< e abroad. th.- raarr'aaa badng geed a se, r.-t. naaaina lertas;, Mlecxasl even la thai d;.y f.f Iti.ieiorum. she rnudf; her in.-rry yet (jtkulated way through the looae BOCiety 8f her dav until. her hu.ban I havlng laconio tlie next helr t<? the earldom of Brhrtol, Bha bathougbl bar of securing pTOOffl of tlie legallty >.f their unlon, then Changad her min.l arhen he ,ie;itii ,.r ihe Duchaae o? KiiiKMton tnade it possible f,.r her. sli ? tl.ougbt. to marry thg duke, arhogg inlstress ahe wn*. B*B8 deijle.j the first marrliiKo In court, 88*048 that ghg was B splnster and married bar jTotertor. ! only tO he trl'd for bigjaiay, es.-apliiK the geeerg penalty f'-r that criui.' pa ti..- plea thut .he araa n Baatahar af tba paaraga a* Oevataag <?f RriHtoi, evon lf not aa lun he?. of Klng.lon. Mean while, the duke bttd di'd opportunely, leaving her 88 enorniou. ln. om., anl sh* gfl| out upon her ttacla atnld bar baric aplendor. She vlaltad th. ,uit Of CatbartBe II of Ruasia. where ahe was well received. and bought an **> tate, inoved on to .Jarls and thenee *.o Home. adding to tho acnndal of her llfe wherever Bhe went. She died in tbe I-Yoncb c-apital at tbe age of sixty elght H<r chief clalm to reinemhraiu e I may 1-r said to lle ln the fuct that i Tbackeray took her as tbe model fOt both BaBtrla in '-.smond and tha Ba_rogem of Beraatala in -The vir i ginians. EUCKEN A Healing Oommentator on Modem Discontent. LlFCfl BABI1 ani. i.irrrs IDIALB i:- r udolph Eucken, profaaeor of pbl loaophy ta -the I'niversitv of Jena Tranateted with Introductor) note, b\ Alban '' VYtdgery, former achotar oi Bi Catherlna'a College and Bu n*. Btudent, Cambridge. and membet of the Unlveralty of Jena. ara. pp . . [77 The Macn .mpenj THI TRUTH OF RELIOION Bl Ru dolf Eucken. Awarded Bobel rn-.* m 'Viv aetdoi profeeaor of phtltm n he I'niversitv of .len;.. Irans l;,t. i by W. Tudor Jones. Ph. D (jena) sv<>. pp. Mv, BR O. P. Put aam'fl Baaa RELTOION IND LIPB Bl tbe mme Prontlepiece. Sn.ali llmo, pp .; P Putnam'a Bona p |oua to HW Wl en the author taaa awarded lha Nobel Prlaa for IU erature, the only arork of Piofaaaar hen'a tbat had been turncd into Engllab wa* 'Tbe Fuadfuneatal Con cepti of Modarn Thought." iraaBlated htrty yaara aaa b) Profeeaor M. PhOtpa of Yale Tbe li-t of md treatteaa made acceeeible alnci ti.e aarard Includee a htoti . entltled "Tl a Prableia ef Human Llfe ' "Chrletiaalty an.i the y.? idaattaaa." '"Tba Llfe of tha Bptr it. The Meaning and Value of Lif ?" and the three irelaia? now bafare ua Tl.e hook trniislated bv Mr. Wtdget. Ia rer-reseiitative in QUBlity and 1t ha* ihe ndvantage of being ABBltClafd BJ well Bfl "translated." Professor BU k en'a O-agnum opai ea raBBloa arfll tempt only tbe braveel spirits. Thi vv..vf. rlng man after pb.ddintr IhTUUgh few buadred pagae arlll bo dtopoaed to give up tbe queet, feeling. as Carlyle -i readlng stiriing's aceounl of Hegel tbat lt is bard to walk with ? cannon ball at each ankle The re ?mlnlng book, "RetlB-an and Ufe." la th.- s-'I'stane* of nn ad.lress delivered some montha ago at OBford, and .. I |g] London, rccordlng Ii! U ? *? ? tlie Jena professor's flr.dlng* as a ? ? ?man of 7.!<>n lf 8 ??- ?'??' ? vague. it Is alwa s COtK _M i.ik' ii.. evangei. whoaa wel OIBI Ifl ? m aaaarad la a i.-iiien world, the I aracterlatle coeamunlcatloo of ' author i* born of a eoll I ? .dmR Of ih* arOUBdl and we.-.ki.r ?? in an ai;* when amid material ? tha sj.irit ..f man growa p n i te ? nrdt ti o' i propbel bteada a Ith ? | | ..f tln* i.hll'isopbe' He B8B8 I tbe Bpirltual doatltutlon aeeoanpanytng much of our aaodarfl abeorptloa n af? f.nr* a loaa at ufe'* eeafre boi I counterhal i ? all tbe ga n ea 'b* : perlphery. J? wmning ..f the a >rld and ? !*r of tbe s u. W,.r . with ';s BO ext.-tnal a tnatt--- thal unrela.ed ta aai inner peraoaal ea* ? and T4* thus 1 ? I ?..-* -> OUISOlvefl Yet the 4*ry fa. t tl.at ? ,,,,. ;,i i. tO be ' "i.sciou* df BW b an allenatlea la .. proof tbat there vt \m planted la us more than ? dira i.i.n ,-f ..:?? ta able 1 ?? ' |l re i- it p, ,,. nondered al lhal ot ..i.xi iv BhOUM turn Ki-ali> b.-in* .'.we : th* whole ol I ? ? ? , r clarlflca ,>f llfe | place < -.-.. llona and red - t them to sul ? thO |tj of a> '.?-'.? i-levatlon "' nature?ol ? Bell ,,,,,. . ni.i-t ..f .? Ing deal tlon of lif. moal welght) ol all s' tbroui Ibe tendei i v aml charactei of llf* the ant et.t pusstaa of humai ? v. ?? ?? h lahed up ln eatiier tttnes, raiai Ih. maelvea on. ? Uvi Iy and tn ?>.>*?' probtami . erning the de4 p <ia. bi out B ' - nt e aoo Whlthei oui dep. nd POn Bl-BBga OOU r8 antltheaia wll i i i oa i a born barrtera lo our spirliual potenciea. tba flav? ln love und rlghteoueaam In naliire and In I'linati nature. In w BOld the appateut total loaa of wj not renonn.e our best and BMMt f'al ti easi.r-s. At tb* bottom of our dleconteni Pro fessor Buehen waali ??y. ta th* fac. tbat two worlds nre otirs, B dualtam tarmad bjr nature and splrit Th* dll tlnctlon Is qulte other than tbat wh! . Iias often been mnlntalned, in tlieurv between body and mind ar.d bOtWOOn , obje.f BBd eahjaet The antlthesis ,.f nature and spiri' is one lylng eattr*.] Iwlthla coneetouaaaafl. Vlewed pn om ' r-t.Je. OUT llfe appears Bl a world .f ? lillt il. thal i* tO M' . "f a. ..tlllle dation to envlroasaant, rahjactlon I i maebaaical n. aaadtjr? its deeda I siinpiv tiie flaaaafl ta th.. caaeervatk. . Of if1 own exlstem e and With i." -? pefiOT unlty spnunlng and stinmg tbe inanifoid Vlewed oa the other glde, and eaateeapaaraaeouelr, our iife ... ' jn-His as h world of splrit -a 44.,ril 'where eaargtad, eadl and formv .1 producad ahuae ooana tion* lead ta i new kind oi reallty orar against all i igor of nature power. To take a prl mar.v pheaomOBOB, tbere |g nioralltv. ! with it? ralegpoffkal caBBBBBda. Ti.e bahaata Of morallty are meant for n tree man, not for an autoinntlon mo\ - Ing under Irresistlble powers Tbere ls I aclence, always creatlvely gaeaadlag i from a slmple "awareness" to B v.-.i ; tablo dls. ernment; and in the satin Isptrttaa] arorld af man tbere ta art, whleh in it- Boohlnfl after parfa tlaa ta ever making a< kriowledgnient ..f the , unatialti.il vvlmie. Now, it Is pr. ciseiv thla . nattveaaai wbli i. gives pa ernlneme to tbe life af tbe splrit inj ! wins for lt Ibe right to artold the s< BfH ire. Tbat it is kept from Its klngdoi-i and .UMBpeiled to follow In tbe train'of the natural" Is what . r.n?tltutes t:i" great .onlradnilon. Mgaaead by i?s aaaanBeame ?.n an altea puwea, th* iif? of tbe spfrit is gpparaatly prarflaled i from ne. omplisblng Ihe puiposes of jown belng, and it would aeeni debtiin I to bo wrecked In lt.- sear.h for a 'more" whb-h lies on a coaat beyond tba llmlled nntiinir' provln.e I'nle.-s intina asplrations are to hfl rer-kon.ii an lmpoalng futllltv, some rgfldlutlCB flf I the irksome antithesls must l# forlb coming. In aetting before ua a way wbereby the alleiiHtlon Jie dcs'-rlbea may le brought lo an end. Professor Bawbaa Bfaagaflfl no resorl, |g ihe grand Btyle, to some formlefl* lnflnite wlth lt? dla dain for all mere particularity. a fur? ther flifrht of the dainty bouI. away fr.un all conlact with the harsh exter nal world. That world Ifl raal and ln escapable. bul the BPhitual world I* no Indeflnite glamour of the dlvlne. it als,. |g n.-tually gr.mnded in our ex perlence Its true signitl- anoe appears when the Indlaidual rac*ja_Tii8sg that we ?re each and all. ?s Plotinus said, a Bplrttual unlverae; that Just as tmiy a? I'RIMI'SS rllAIU.DT'l i: , Krom a port rai t la The Re|0v.d I'riii' ? the natural order brought us Into ph\ 4 i.al belng thfl -piritiial unlverse has from ebora taken beld of ua Tha miuri desiied atoneinent ls reati/ert whoa, oa dMcendag "ur priMiege in the e\ent. ara pr.-ceed to BChlBSfl a gpkitual autonoray. This taeana that f.rr tha wk- ef its own perfeatiea th? soul turn* ba.k te thfl rea Im ef oxjcri BOCfl from WbbJM h at flrat It was *tnving tO le free Mottra a* we may the im merelOfll of the llfe ln mundane affair*. it la nevertheleea by theea coutacta, by hard M.,rk ln re|atl..t, 10 men and thmgs. thal we mav approzlmata ideai lng '.f gUCh m.irali/...| a' tlvlty 'tl.e coined arord i? "a< ti-i.*in"? the old antlthe.ls between "li.ner" and "outer1 ni ov4reoine. i'.-r aa raple, with the .? ilptor \y?rking OB marMe thfl result ifl aelther the mere re. ept'on and OOpy of an external world guf* roiitidliig us nor |g lf a mere gettll K tt :. readv niHde Inr. r llfe bul both m w ard ai ,i o ? a ard i to a ? >.i porata raa ' ? ind h< i ? ? Ihei gh eaa another m- ? ? i ? ? | f,ii iher i >? i-. ]? ken 11 ?. . < .-,i* .... into -?.I *l\ B'de ? . r k ar. ? ? .rv .. -ii ? b ' and rtng II lo *.? ? how w * sre ?'.. to d ???> ... nd Ihei ., iald ui on I ?*it> a \ the li Itlal ?iai;r. || ii .it. . r , ' | | ? ? -.. I ;r ,. J,. ? !r |fl flblfl ' I g of value foi -is. av.d when - ? ? fort - - g atrangai >.? U lea ' . ' ? afflrna and ip* ? I ? 1*44*48" ' ? i- ? - ? ? -. Ker. . inipreaslve ara Bf <he f* t? ? ? .plrlMal Bfder Irm ln the 884888]' | , - ' I' he regai bb Ib rellglon ba devota ? n; bul as i ..??'? \cthi,m' ihVa l.j.slB riiiisf ever be w..n aaSW, so ,u tl 8 gpatflga the *|i|rlt of man flnds M..V4 i CaTtda An.-ierit .ymbol. 88-481*1 be -traaarrad oalj aa thev embo.iv nving moral ttea.uie .j ir. ? 'ar flre. of v t, ,r bM fjoda! ? t thi whei, tha asl oaaaa te theaa Bhoraa '?< ls. I ra al Harvard ? TBIt-. l..'Xt W Itlfe, i . w "II ftnd ataotig u* an flxpsctani .-..nstifien. j Theie i? a grovn r h I InatlOB to vyeigh the coaelualotia of a teacher arlto eaa l.ring to br-ar upon t*. hnl.al philosophy .. aldfl b hunian Intereal a naerallst who bellevea so fararantl) that what raakea blaterj Ifl nol tha rtruggta f.<r eadetence, ?>ut the stmggie f.,! * eplr* Itual llfe. RUSSIAN IMPRESSIONS Father John of Cronstadt's En during Influence. I'ar.s August ? Mine Juilette A.lhin. who pas.ed the wlnter of iss-j in Moa BW and St. Petataburg, ravlaltad Baaaaa la.t .uin mer. and was thfl guest of her iiutii.r 01 ? Baafllaa friends. not only In North 4fi, Russla, bUl fllflo nt N'ilnl-Ni,y (jr.ii ...I Set.astopol, Valta BBd the "Rlvlera" of thfl Hla-k Sea Ihr >?!>*.-rvatlons make ?i, flstremal] iBtereetlag ix.ok >.f over tWO huinlr. <l pages. profus.-lv lllus trat.-'T aad entitled "118888881088 1*4*88* ealasa en Buaah*'1 (IfBchetle) ThM gifted I'reii. h woman has uu.-ceeded in drawlng .-. .-..mpiete an.i truthful aftct* tare ol Bttaalaa llfa, anlrnatsd bj spnglitlv ane.ilotes ,,f promlnenl men glld i ORISB whom ahe inet, and hy curl ous pers.mal detail* .-oiicernliig thfl Kus.lan aristocra,-y and bureaueracy NotwithBtandlng the great change.* that are noted ln the UiiHfllan people slnce the war wlth Japan. lt appeara that the strange blend ef mystl. Isni. folklot.- leg.ml nnd religlon to-day. as bltherlii. remaln. the ruling elernent of he national i haia, t.-i A HtnklhK Instiupe pf this ls found in ihe profeuad lafluencA of ths lata piiest and BPOgtM Of thS ??rth<iiIo\ Church, I'ath.r John ef c'rotistadt. which i. graeter now than at the time of his .J.-ntli. ln lie.etnl.er. I9M Knther John I. now a "aaint," wor shipped in every ehurch thraaidrhaal the t'zar's domlnion*. Hl* ' inlr.T lea,'' hia faith ciire*,'' hi. prophetlc Ba>ings, nre narrated ln religlous tracts lhat > Irculate by hundr4>d* gf thousaiul*. The peas.nii- feel that Father J.?hn waa a Muscovit.- Mfr.siah, and lt 1. almoat wlth fanatprlflflg lhat they \enerate hia tn.-inory. Iiis follower* have founded pnwerful ?ert. of "feitli curers." aome arhai raaaaBhUat tho.e exi.ting in the I'nited State. By lilfl fervent aflceti elsm and peraonal magnctiam Father John made himself a leader of the rnasBc*. and to hla Influence la aflcrlbed the pecullar hatred and pa?Blon often evinced by the Ruaaian peaaants toward the liberal doctrtnes of Tolstoy. Mme. Adam devotea an interesting chapter to the wldowed Grand Duchesa Serglus. who. after the aBsasalnatlon of her husband. took rellglous vows and devotea her enormous fortune almost excltisively to well organir.ed charlty. Mme Adam haa much tbat ls fresh and amusing to relate about court ao i-lety at Moscow and Yalta, and glves her impressions about the development of the Russian ballet, which haa brought about so many Innovatlons ln tbe art of stage danclng in Western Bttrope and Ameriea. C I. B. * FICTION Books of Mere Nonsense and of Mere Oloom. FUN AMONG SICK FOLK. wiif.R.-. THERE8 \ VTILL. ByManr Roberta Rlneharl muBtratlona by? r. Von* wilson. Umo, pp M. Tha BBBBW Ifeniil i .ompaaj Mrs. RtaehaM l>uts her stories t<> getber with a generoiiB hand as IB* gar.ls iii'ldent. There are thirty ehap teis in tliis book. and white we bBVe ii..t g'ono back through tham ta 'beck them all we are pretty sure that H"nv ihing happens In every one of tiieni ai aii ereata lha author eoaeeye a. broad impressioii of llgbtbeartad bu* tie. of Bteadllj Incraaalag aBeHaaiflBt lt is a book of three, aml tliis ln spite of the faci thal H daacrlbia events at a winter aanatorlum. nn. would tnjh poaa tbal the people gatbarad arouad the mlneral spnng la thla story arauld be tOO si'k Indoara and too fearful of the cold outatda t.. altew theateelVBg t< be Involved in any tangle ..f absMi-dlty. But with Dtchy t'arter to the f->re. an 1 Minnie, the redhead?d spnng girl. an 1 Mlke the bathmaa?ta aay nothing P_ Mr. I'leirr a parcel of eaat Iron j images on a lawu would surrender to j an appeal t.i dan>.e. Dbky owns the "anatorium nnd for certain legal rea- | von*! inuat take diarge of lt at tho1 time e,f th*. op-nltig af the tale.' But Dtchy delaye. having carelessly *lop< ??> with th.? daughter of ?.ne Of the pa trotis. an lras- ille mllllonaire. so Mr. Plerea i? Intraduced a* his aubstifute and then the troiblos bogln. t'hapt*r hy chapter they grow dreadfuller and .unnler, Until the rertder settles down, if we may eo exirese lt t? a comfort - able grln. It ta a gBOPOBtBfCHIB book and well worlh reaillng A CURI0U3 HEALER. Tiir. PLAW IN THK CRTBTAL B ? ? Mactetr Itaao, pp. 11*. B. P Dut t'.ii A I 'ihe rery flt at page of thi* bt -:*f ntir ratlra i* ei.quent af th* throbbtng .1-; tag to which the reader Ifl la be treaterj ?-? V'r'djy, ibe day h* ai-v.i.s .am* I flaf fl . .r le.l lt. he wa* to . ome ; ..i aii it alwaya *??*, tbe areel ? i i *'. | ihe oal: tim* 44h*M b* ? aei a-**4. the m Iy tlme. be had oa? ? to Aaa tba \ err_r, when gettlng led no remarh He had I he would hav* brohon down Aan'h? tlled Ii gettlna -444*4- '*frma ihlaga' . but -i . _i eu 1 .it tberi **as onlj ona thlng, -, -. . Ifi P*lla To b* wed ma** ? irioua and maliBnari nervea (whlch .... all tbat poOl Me!l? w.m tlOW) *itni.l4 ? -n ta .. mar. like I'.odney I.anv .-n Wall. what dld Agatha d" far tbe "p..or <i*ar whea on those ineflhbta Frlda\? he broke avvav from Kelia ' Ind aii* pat bls fever.-d brow ' N I all. She veatned <? ? ?: what tim* '1* ? e.irned over her "Whal ba<i OBCe had and mo\*d him uaipaahablj la Agatha'i fa-e was the capadty it Bbd, latent In its traglc lines. far BB" presslng terror. Tern.r was what he most draadad for ber, what he bad most tried to keep h< r fr-.m t?, kec|. ..ut of her fn e." Iniagir.atlori boggb-s Bl the thoiglit of h.ivv Rodaey rntgbr hava fell if ea one ..f those FYidaya ius Agatha had devaloped ? <-ase oftnunapB We would not b* cruel. but It Is of Jusl BUCh proaalC tlilng* tbal BB are driven tO thlnk when ln tbe prBOOn 8 .-f tbN ainaaing pair and their frlenda, ttM I'nweii* wbo praaaatljr come to otay in tha eaaae rural aolltude. ..aath.i po*. flflflgga a Rayatarloui sift ..f heallng Hlie beals Rodne>. siu heall Hella. She e\-?-ii ben!* jioor Powfldl, who 1* por tr...*.) ln general as a vl. tim af insan ttv, but ls speoifleally descrlbed ,.? "a g.ntle stoek bmker " In BhOft, they all draw dividends from Aggle's gift. but tbat, uafortunately, ta oaily werb al-le *o long as she remalns "pure." II.. monietit she beglns really to .-are. mortal fnshlon. for Rodney. a flaw de velops In the crystal. and the heallng prOCOeBOB get all awry. Some auch altuation as this we flguie tbiougb tb. miht uf payoblc BanHinanlaltam per*r*ad ing tbe Imuk. When the author devl ates lata dlalogue Bhe uses th* "ex .|iilslte" flfletbei of a dlsi ip|* gf Henrv Jaines. ainl theroby pufs the last touch to ber grand. ftOOtBy and peculiar little pi.ee. Wb> . we woii.hr, do p. ..pl* wrlte |UCh humorless books" Perhaps they writ.- tbeflB for erentl* stock brokera TWO LOVERS AND A BET. TIIE PLKIHT OF l AVIKL Ry B ? Vernedc with fronttapfece by Oeorge Varlan. Ibno, PP rl, 318 Henrv Holt A Co .ludlth M.ilhsiidon. the heiolne of ihls novel. la a nlce girl. and her aunt. I-ady Maliendon, Is a nlce woman. It is.-therefore. we suppose, rjulte natural tbat when Dlek Faviel. who ls a nlce fetloW, -urns up with a dlspositlon to fall in lnve with Judith. tbe two ladles Bbottld piomptly give better opporuini ti-s f,,i tba weatai ta aaa Btaabaa* st.-ln. ? rkh boataagfl man who ls uti niistakal.ly a bound.-i. Theaa things nlways nre arranged in thlfl way hy the . urrent novellst. Htlll. the current nov ellst ta often a clevcr indlvldual. and, as Mr. Vernedc ?hows. his .leverness may trlumph over the .alloua nian ner ln whleh h* pulln the -eader's I'g After all. tha atory tellcr muat bave hta story. and Mr. Vernedc, hav? ing aet up a rivalry between Blenken ateln and Favlel, aucceede In rolatlng a very amusing tale. The bounder en traps tbe gentleman into a wager for nOfiO*, Mr. Favtai m to win thut suni If. having dtaappeared, he can keep himself from dtacovery for thirty days. The bounder. of course, vlolatea tho conditiona of the bet, but. equally of courae. thla doee not at once give Favlel the vietory The filght ta kept up. The purault gropa more and more threatenlng. Incidentally, Mr. V< bringa divera other charscteraupon the acene and some of them aredrolb WJ fo.low ,n all .ymphthy to the end and vote the book a wolcome contrlbution to the seasona fictlon. CRIME AND LOVE. MARY FE';^1'!* 3P>- (afiSm Bcrib I.owndes. l2mo. PP 3_*. ner's Bons. mps. Beiioc is- nirtabily^???? Each of her successlve novels thua far hM t)0en a vonture into a new ftett. What re.semb.ance exisis between ahem betng found on.y in tbe excel.en toual Ity af ber -v-.rkinanshlp. bW r - ,-hell" depends so largely upon the de veiopmaal af its plot that nothing can be said of H bere. le-t tbe readers p.easure la following Ita un fo dlng bfl Lrred. but It may be stated tha her charactera readily dabB r<>r tbem _H4e. our aympathtea or aattpathy. LooWng I.ackward. after llnisl.ing thfl tale. one -annot hut .idmiro the in genloiiB mtroduction Of half-ootifid' ncei made l.y the man w 1.0 knew tlieir dmi g. r He kecps bta secret, hta Identity. from tbe readcr and his cnemy-frcni blg frB-nds -tlll th. BBBBflBl fOf ??? poaura ooanea but by tbat time the battlfl is won. tbe vietory Of a strong man ..ver b bloodieaBi ayataaaatlc, aaf rowl] rtfhteaui one, the eaadaat for .-. true wonuin's love that gladly pays the price exa. led. Tbe .-nc is rural i:ngland. the Initlul motivi. the love of nn ;.ncestral b'.ine. but :ill thls and the minor oharaetan nre k<pt in proper minor lelation t.> the sterner buMBBM of tha thne laadlng paraaaafaa Oaa reads ..n till tbo wlcnie. rornanti<: end wilb lindlmlntahad int-rest. MANY LURES THE I-' BR. Bi E 8 st. veoa Um?. rp M7. John Lane Coanpany. Tbe lure of Afrlca was strong ta tha pagee Of Mrs. Stevens's first novel. "Th* Vell" and to AfHCB she return. ln the later half nf this new story, an? other able place ef work, tbough K la ks th* fns. tnntion of Its prede-cssor Tbere are many lurcs hero the lure nf an (laacrapuloua, aceamHlabad man of the world for an Inesperleatced young p-ri tbfl lure .,f inve's eoanterfaM. Than there is the lure of g?'id. atrong enough t,. protnpl tO 'Time. and tbe lure <>f daty, Whlcb tha Britlsh soldier nnd adralntotrator roUaura to the ?.rnis of clvlllzati.ui. and. finally, the lUTB of the Mle. Thus tha story. llBgUB la London, movee to Khartoum, aad thence further "p tbe river. where tbe plot rea-i.es us eubnlaatton, aad tbe beroine's eyea are opeaod *r> true tora, to traacherj .m<i to tb* herolaan <<r g molber's devotion. Tbe st<>ry. then, is a mlxture of psv. IioIor- adfBBtUfa and crime. a BU? esst'ul mixiure on tbe l Ml GBAXD Dl QHB88 BISROII B (Prom a photograph.) whole. but marred by a glaring IBCOB Blataacj la tbe eharacter of tbe beroine. Her first advaature vvitb tbe gin>. j.lauslble, giitterlng hla-kguari Ifl par fectly nnderatandahla. eattrely la keep ing with her ignoran?'e and lnexpen enca, but ber graduai return to ber be li. f ln him. two yaara later, in the f.. _ ..f what the clr. uni.stan.es suggest. Is expllcable only bv tbo n.c_. slties nf the plot. Stlll. lt is a rcadable tale. . lev eriy raaatructad and developed. BOOKS AND AUTHORS Current Talk of Things Present and to Come. There ta a new tran.lati. ii of Vasari Ifl the lleld, nadfl by Mr Haston De V.-re He aitns to give "a liter.il w,.rd foi- ward rend.-rlng. retaining tbe very slrihture of Vasarl's BBBteacea." Tlie ten volumee ln whlch the e.mion ia to be coaaptotod wiii coatala hv. hundred piates. one hundred .?f thaaa being la ? colpr. The Macmlllan? are th* .*__ liBhere. "T An Eminent American. K memoir of Genera! Wadfleorth. Gcneseo, by Mr. H. G. PeareoD, a _ the press of the ScribnerB, anj , promlsed for publlcation thia fail -fl, author haa had acess to all. 0f #_, famlly papers, and he will P.Mnt t f?! length porlralt of the noted phii^, thropiat, man of affalrs. pollticlar, *_< soldier. Japan. The president of the flrat nfltl*-^ eolleffe ln Japan, Profeaaor im^ Nltobe, has wrltten an important won on "The Japancse Nat Ion: It* t^^ Ub People and Ita Life" G. P. pa, nam'8 Sons announce it for early p^ Ilcatlon. Professor Nltobe wa? ^ rated ln this country and married ti American woman Wiiiiam Morr.a. The lif? "f Wiiiiam Morn* by j. -> Ma< kall has proved < ic of ih> rn*r popular of r- ent biographiea ti*, llrst eiJItion appeared in IWi. and it haa been reprlnted half a doten tlma since then. ln its late.t form the w-*** M paaeullarly wel.ome. Longma-^ Green & ? o. bring i* out in two r-oeta volume.. r-harmlnglv prlnted. Wttl FATHER JOHN OF i RONbTPAN .From a photograrh 1 th* aid of thin paper ir Is kept tba within very convenlent boundartsg,88) the type la not by any nicans too fgnaS, Out of Rusflia. Wlren Mr. Poet Wheeler wa8 secr*. ? ? ? I erlcai Eml a ?y at ft. Petersburg h? Interested h ? nself ln taa rtorteg currenl among ihe peopla, gga the result of this is g book wh**a flg* urae le the fail Hat of the CaaJajj Compsn: It ls a colle.-tlon of Rtu si in Wonder Talea." aml for 'hla maa of folk-lore whloh h< laal Mr. . ..- haa alao w rltt< n tro8a> tion. Tii* book will 1 ? itratai 8 ? 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