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Ships in Peace and War, Under
Sail and Steam.
WORLD. By Frederick A. Talbot
Illustrated. 8vo pp all, 3H. Philadel?
phia Th.- .) H. Ll|H>incott Company
TDK BATTLiEBHIP Belag the ttory ??t
? Grcat?B8l Naval Weapon from the
first 8hip-of-the-Ialne to Present-day
l eVlathani By Walter Wood with
03 Illustrations by Frank H. Mason.
i:. p. A . and from engravings, plans
.nil photographs *<vo, pp. xvl, M l'..
P Dutton ?v Co.
Mr. Tul Lot h?*?s done a capital piece
? work. His hook on the steamship
oatmserce and travel tells the lands?
man all that he desire?? to know, all
i hat he should know, and succeeds in
doing 'his without employing a single
?ibr-cure technicality. The account be
tins with the first transatlanl
net", Hi" liront Western, and ft
? th development of sine and spe
ov n in the coming ?lay of the lr
l era tor, Hie Abultante arid the 1,00
I-Hit | icdiit.-.l b) LaOrd Pune.
;?.r\ of the mammoth liners t!
?'?.it Eastern will always hold h
o?. Thai ambitious failure Ihir
...?es ahead of her period, degenerarte
liter her biatoric **ervk*e in th-? layir
of the Atlantic cable. Into a coal bu
m Gibraltar, and then was- n*od as ;
idvertialng hoardinc. Bhs aras = ? 11
matel*v broken up i.n.i s?>id as junk f.
S'-'!Ht.?Hifr. Her original coal had bei
it i> whoa he takes up the deslgnii
and building of Hindern steatnshti
that .Mr. Talbot proves his gift of ele;
writing. Hs lieglns with the model ar
the test tank, describing In detail tl
^nfieniou* tests marie by the marino ei
gineers in preparation for the bulldhn
of the Mauretania and her turblr
power. Then follow th? constructs
of an ocean racer, the machinery, tl
launching and trial trip. The oha.pt?
on the luxury of the modern line
whose decoration Is Intrusted to gref
architects and artists. Is as well illui
tratefl ss it is written. The d?.mest:
economy of the "city afloat" is not foi
(rotten, and, of course, there is th
long tele of the struggle for the recor?
Bteomehlp lanes, the dangers of ic
axid fog and derelicts, collisions, Fafet
appliances, wireless, all this is d?
scribed and illustrated. The giar
deep-water tra'fflc of our Oreat Lake
Is included In the account.
Then there is ?hat fascinating sei
etwa, "steamship surgery.'' which cut
a boat in two, and lengthens It to an
desired measure; which construct
steamers in sections In Europe and set
them up on the shores of African lakes
which attaches new bows to salvei
sterns, or the reverse; and which ha
built boats in England, sent then
across the Atlantic under their owi
steam, and taken them through th
Niagara Canal in two sections, eacl
with Its own bulkhead, to put them to
gether again by the neatest of opera
t'ont?. The "tramp" has a chapter*t<
herself, and so has the steamshii
whose fuel Is oil. A fascinating hook
will and fully illustrated
Mr. Wood's book. too. is a story o!
growth, from the first British battleship
the "Henry (?rac? A Dieu." usually
.-ailed the ' Great Harry,'' to the super
lu-eadrmiight. Launched in If? I!"?, Hear)
VIll's mother-ship of the British navy
..-?* ?.';..">..1 r.s. l\d. He was so proud
. i her that he was afraid to send her
to aaa and made her a show ship. She
most have been a brave Bight, with h?r
Streamers 'banners of beaten gold and
?ilvtw. Mags with ?rosses of St. George
Bud banners of dirais arms." There
ras S streamer with a dragon, forty
live yards Ion?, and another of forty
two yards, and one with a lion, thirty?
rats yards in length, and still another
one with a greylmund. and little ones
with crosnes of St. fleorge. and a M
yard streamer for the mainmast, em?
bellished with "Cadow fringe." She
measured LOt? tons, carried Mol sail?
ors, .'ill* soldiers and ."><l gunners. 19
brass pieces and 108 <>f Iron. A colored
picture of her, In all her finery, appro?
priately forms the frontispice ,,f the
By far the greater part ?if these pages
is devoted to the long era of England's
ajsjrjrjan walls under sail, with proper
respect paid to famous ships. An in?
teresting phase of the story is its sur
v?sy of the ways of this old navy, of
its sbuses in the treatment of the men
before the mast. Much has been afrit?
ten about the dart aide of England's
;,. rr bus record ai sea. but evidently
BoaMthlng neu always remains iu i?e
discios.d. Mi. Wo.ui publishes ata?e
amazing facts concerning the tolerated
present ,> on board of women, u? 1 only
in harbor, but St MS as weil;
Women were on board the Qoliath at
the i'..ule ni St. Vincent, and thej Be?
haved as well as th?' men. During thr
I fight they were employed in carrying
powdei between the magasines and the
I guns. Some of the worn? r were wounded,
I ..?.?1 one, who cam? from Lelth, died of
her Injuries An Edinburgh woman gave
i birth to a son during th" battle . . .
in some of the French shlpi si Trafalgar
there were at bast a few women . .
There died at Bxmoufh in lati a woman
! nan.i.! Ann Perrian. vv h., was dersci Ibed as
a ten...le naval pensioner. She vvas with
her husband m il. M. S. Crescent and
II. M H. Orion from 17!.| t.. IT.-1?, and
shared in th. battles of Lorient, Cape Bt.
Vincent and the Nile, as well as several
?From a picture in "The Pattl? ?hip.")
smaller ?nKagemcnts. In action she wa
stationed in ths msgsstne with the ?tun
nets, preparing flannel (Cartridge ?ases.
I?anper from lightning WBS great ii
the days of wood and sail. As th'
mizzenmast of many ships was steppe.
in the powder magasins, it eras th?
h?>pp of all on hoard that, if lightnlni
must strike her. it would not he b*
wny of that mast. Ths author gives t.
M Dupuy de I/ome. a naval cngineei
.under Napoleon III, the honor of in
? venting the ironclad. In 1867, aft?
the Crimean War, the French ?z..v
lernmen! placed al his dlapoaltion i
! llne-of-r>att|cyhlp. the Napoleon, whi. I
j he transformed Into Ihe first aeagolni
. ix.ru lad, at the same time changing h' I
from b sailing rhlp Into a stesmer
England Iramedlatel} improved upes
the Innovation by building her first irot
warship, the Warrior, 'rims began th?
ruinous competition in armor aiu
ordnanca and sise thai has brscome om
of the burdens Of ths nations. It it
gymptotnaUc of the time.s that the au?
thor ?loses ins book with a review ?>i
the increasing cost of fleets
The Memories of a British
By ta. B. Walfoid. With portrait Ivo
pp. 3.M. Longmans, Orean <*? Co
The author of that .lever tale, "Th*
Baby'g C'.randmothtr," lins put together
'in her new hook the anecdotes ami
reminiscences for which she did not
?? find a place in her "Recollections of a
! .Scottish Novelist." Some of her r-torie?.
are not. it must he admitted, new or
i particularly effective, but others are
foompsrStlVSly fresh and piquant Th"
j glimpses of Victorian authors met dur?
ing her visits to London are gen
: ?rally entertaining, T.? rsoasJItlss being
sketched In vividly and often with hu?
Many ?>f her ane dotes were gathered
?In literary < oriversations?as. for in?
stance, ?me told l.y Mrs. Charles (of
I'The Bciatmberg-CottS Family"! con?
cerning nn old country aunt of hers
and Mr. Tennyson. The poet, brought
to the house by a relative, was invited
to stay all night, and stipulated that if
he did stay be should be allowed to
] smoke in his bedroom. "The old lady
bristled up. That she could not allow.
Bedroom smoking was not only objec?
tionable, but dangerous: and for no one
would she relax her prohibition rule.
Mr. Tennyson proving equally oh?
! durnte. the hostess's nun carriage was
; ordered out and he was sent in it hack
i to his hotel Bl Plymouth, whence, how -
I ever, he return?'?! the n.-xt morning t?.
breakfast " While we are on the hmI.
.i?. t ?>f poets it is worth while perhaps
| to quote Mrs. Walford's recollection of
Fanny Kembles talk about Words?
worth and her visit to 1'ydal Mount:
Til? V. oidsvvortbs were BUCh QUOST peo?
ple and bo wrapped up in themselves
Even though yoa were their gueet you
were expected In everything r?. play ?ec
o'.d Addle to the gr?'at man of the bouse.
Round him everything ?evolved, fen
might have a poor breakfast, old dishes,
bad ?off?-??tilinga were niostlv bad at
Rydal tl at wer?- only for UlS Inferior Ren?
trai company- bul the master's comfoii
was sedulously attended t<< So different
from my other past-friend, Mr. Boutbey,
witii whom i suso stayed al 111 ?- Lakes,
//<? was "sverybody'a body," attended t??
every one, looked after ever) one inm
s.-ii. while in th?- Wordsworth household
it was the custom foi the head i f th?
bons?' to isaahfasl In bed, ?if.- >>n ?me
side, daughter on tb?- other, both wholly
absorbed In ministering t?> bis wants.
while every other i??non might go hang!
A quite ?liffer.nt sort ..f poet's family
is commemorated in an a. count l>\ the
author's "Cousin Mary" of g visit paid
to ih. Mi>?-e?' Bhelley a- Brtghtoi
They felt anything but pride In tiiei
famous l'!< ?l ll? I . "\\'?- follllii \ve- ha
! to trend delicately even if his nnm
reemed within mensurable distance o
Im'?iik mentioned.*' anld Cousin Mar.?
"? spe-e ?tally with Miss Margaret Bhel
ley, who la prickl) and ijierverae n
moat subjects, ami with her it Is no
i otiiv ;i cas. belittling the prophet ii
his own eeeintrv inn nf denying the
there evei ivas s prophet ??' all. One?
in anawer in the question, 'Are you i
sister ?'.'' th.- r*oet Shelley? she tirsi
.-lai'-d blanhly. then appeared tu bavi
a sudden re olleetion ami dren heraelt
up in h.i f'lll height 1 "tl'''' had a
brother who I believe wrote Immoral
?cr.-i-s. but I am thankful to aa* I have
never read an) of them "
Mis. Watford found thai Qe-orge Bl*
I lot was | ?rsonully. OS the vvheile. ;t
bore, she and her husband being con*
' tinuall* "mi th'- high hesna?" In talk.
I "After a da* at the t-SWSSSS," said the
venerable Miss Kemble, "i sm srorn
I to a thread.'' Qeorge Eliot teas an*
l felgnfjdl* fond Of music and onsUl
| ?reel herself S pianist. Mr. I.-lmian
i ;.ild our author of t!)?? duets which he
was soiiir-tliiie?? e-alled upon to play with
the novelist, duets in which h?r per
formsnce a*as al leapt erratic. "How
evrr," he continued, "it gives pleesur,
t?. one a idltor si any rste, for when
ever we gel through s erhole page with
cut a breakdown Lewes rlsps his hand?
han?i" and pries tCxqutelte*'
Their Romance and Services tc
LlaAD'lNil \mi:p,p an in"\ i:\t< >i:-'
Bj <;? org? lies \v Ith IS peril bHi bi ?
man. Illustration* "Biographies ?l
Laeadlng Amertean?." laarae l?mo, pp
w. H". H- nrj 1P>!? A i '?>
This is the fifth volume of n ?. r\ ice
abb' s? ries, and OIK "f i's l??-st thill
far. Mr. lU-s's book in'isr 11 ?'? t be rtnn?
f'.undr.I with the manv ?ompilation a'
second*or third hand that serve th?"r
I popular purpose a/ell enough in a
superficiel g?**neral fashion. 11 ? ??>?"?
I to the toot of matt, i's and take i ?"
j Hi n u. r care to he explicit wlthoul be?
I ing obscure in dealing with the niv.ti
I tump of hla twelve heroes Further?
more he heightens the interest of Ins
Stories Lv drawing detailed pictures o'
the general conditions ..f their time,
and by drawing occasions I comparisons
with those of OUr own da;. Tlvis, in
ilie case of Kli Whitney and his cotton
gin. be deals at lermth with patent
' matters and the theory ?>f monopoly
evolved in the erses <<f thai useful ma?
!<hine. Congress was petitioned by the
Senators and Representatives from
?'??orgia to modify the patent a. t and
to limit the price ?'f obtaining a right
to use th?* gin. T?tere '.vas question,
also, of a national compensation to tho
Inventor and mnnufa. -turers for Th
CSD ?llatioti of the pat.-n!. while, final?
ly, by whet the author calls an "antici?
pation of the House of Qovernors," the
Southern stat?s bogen to buy outright
the ?is?- of tin- tot) tor their plaatere,
Whitney was, a? cording lo Mr. II?--.
the founder of scientific manatemen'
through his introduction <>f what is
?now known as standardisa i loa la his
! gin factory
i A? .id? nt good luck-plays a >om
I parstlvely small part :n las history of
? inv .lito 0. st ill. there was r fhai les
< loodyssr.
One morning be 01 iiaiii.-nicil a po-oe of
gum elastic with I.roll/..-, and i.oi'il it
in a weeh solution of lime ?in removing
lb. fair!?' from its bail, tie saw that pint
Of Ih?' bronze had been WaShed Oil To
detach the r<r-raslnder he touched it with
nitric acid Tlila instsntl) dsrksn?id the
gum. which he impatlsntl) three aside
as spoiled and useless. But there sraa
something In the look and feel ol that
sin n .-ii. ?1 sh-.-i thai clon?; to his memory.
a day 01 two later be picked it out of the
'rubbish heap and examined it with a
rich reward, Wherever the nitric acid
had tour be?! th,- gum all stickiness had
departed and Its surface was vtrtuaH)
tanned. Qofl_gy??ai followed up tbla golden
bint: befon b week had passed ha was
producing thin rubbei ?to-a-ts, cured
through and through.
AccMent, n>> ?louht. bu| aa afccid?rnl
mad?' possible only by th- fact thai
("aoodyoar had been oonstantiy espOTl?
meriting. The evolution of inventions,
from hand t.. hand, until a later corner
brings them to perfe? lion* is strikingly
iiiustr.itr.i lay Cjrraa IfoConBlck'a
reaper Knglish and Scotch inventors
Were busy With me.hanic.rl reapers a
?entury ago. and. while most of their
models never passed the experimental
stage, two or thr?^' proved sutnVp-ntly
seiv 11 eal.le to lie Used, It was the
strong features/of th?-?.- that were in?
corpor?t??! in later apparatus. McCor
mi?k was. moreover, what inventors
rarelv are, a capital business man.
On? e he had turned his attention to the
l*v el v itstnesses of the West, his suc
?ess waa assured. From a reaper of
undoubtedly English origin was de
v.l..p?-d th- Self-binding harvester
Another instan.f next-dent as
aid t-i Invention is- thai of Benjamin
Tttghaasn. One day, while experimei
Ing in his laboratory,
:i<- alrftlossl. i.tnis.-ii ? burnt ma
?tick lulo some sulphurous acid mi>
| with wat-r. Next day be noticed that I
WOOd had become- mucilaginous. BO as
look like papel pulp At once he ask.
l'an this solution e-oiivcii wood into ma
i lal for paper? h-' put ins surmise n
teat and proved It to he sound.
In ihis tit-lil. too, tlie ultimately si
ceaafnl Inventor bad been pivcded
I Others In 18M S Frenchman had si
leceled ill pl'inlll? ?IlK Wood plllp pap
ami in the fottbwtng yota sn Ant-srici
Hu??!) Burgees, of Pennsylvsnln, h
fia tented a simihu process, which W
that of boiling the W.I fibre in vans
s.iila, and then treating it with a sol
lion "f chloride of liase. A match, ?i
stuck into another chemtcsl, point
the way to the perf?**cted pi", sss T
typewriter suf-gi-sted the linotype; SI
with th?* story ol this machin? snd
Inventor the hook closes, it ??pens wl
the Sti'venses. of Castle Point, H
boken*-*'John, Robert Uvlngarton si
Edwin Augustus; the other Americ
inventors in. lude.I are Robert l-'ull'
Thomss Blanehard and his lathe. Mor
and Alfred \'ail. Kricss-.tii, Howe ai
his sewing machine, and Bholes and ti
t) pewriter.
Tlie human .side of tl:. se stmics is i
lean erell told, it i? predominantly
record of persistence in the face ?'? dl
coura-rome'iits md failure, a for.I <
irn redulit y in be overcome, but als
hero ami there, "ti" of encourngem i
and timely aid.
Master Giorgio'? Best Work i
Perfect Form.
CHITKOTS. Bj aioraio Vaaaii ,\>wl
Tranalated b) Uaston Du ?' th v. i
With M Illustrations In Ten Volume
Vo|s. |. II. m Royal ? ". Pli ItX, --
all, MS; l\. 91, Th? Macmlfian L'on
Yasari had. despite Hi'' erltl I hi
happy moments as an artist. Th
"Paslensa*" in the Plttl lhat )\n pslnte
is a good picture. The palaaso d<
I'nvalWi that he built at PtsS 1" '"et
tninly not ? work of great arrhltcctur?
but neither is it contemptible; s?? ?
building ha?, in fa. t. a ,.?!'. ph'tll
rOUQUe 'harm But M was m ins I?,..
th.nl Vsssrl triumphed, the "Lives
without which lb'- ?irlisti. history '
the Italian Renaissants would nave r<
main.-d forever imp? rfe ? I and 111- "tn
plat?*, it is ,-ui enchanting work, an
It i? not surprising 'hat a tow transis
lor Mr. Oaaton Du C DeVsre, h i
I befit lure-el I.? hi? Inteerest in n t
make an Englletl v ?rsb'ti "f his OWI
Hi? eelitie.n ha?; been iie.l.ly planne.
A tall and 'ruad l"it still .i.n
hmt "' t.. '. .' ha been ? h..-eli as th
form f"i the \ oliimea, and th
hand*M**me e.pon typotgraphj Is set ??!
b- reallj gne.ri pnper, with generoti
but n"t iiireaah n margins There sr
t.. i.e ti\?? hunrired Illustrations m si
' fiftv to each "eolnri)''. and ?? I iir pr?'p.?r
lion ol f.e? are pinit**-i i.\ the Medd
(?"OCtet* in colored plate-, lhat an- . 11111
the l.'-st e?f lb. kind we have enroll
lered in h h.'Ok The r?si e,f th. pi I
? i.? which are all. ?>f courae, photo
?grnphlc rrpri'dii.riions "f tl.' i,, .
piece mentioned in th?* text, are "mon
' O'-hr?.m's' ?.f tin??, quallt) Th" baud
s..m.- binding "t stetui bloc btickran
( I" ai I "til' llu title on Hie lia? k un
the Hi] of I'h.reii'? stumped m gold II
th. . entre e.f th?. fr.-ni cover. Il i
sheer luxury te, turn these pagl
Tin' author himself would have re
? joie-rd in Mr DeVetre'S Invaluable dim
irntlve- apparat us. and poealltty iuii-'i.
have ?'iivlnl, too. a page so large an'
i bar Wevwthsless, <;iH'<niio oiuntl
his printer, served him prett] well
Va earl's own edition, the definitive -?ii
tion e.f 1081a lies before us. sMa by ebi?
with th?- frank modem >*olumes in Iti
mellow reJItun covers it ha? a faaclna
ti"ti uf its own. The old Plorcntlni
tvpography is small it is tin*?, bul i
has character and bSSUty, and lh?
.familiar portraits which head the- chap
itera, with their pompous decorntlv*
frames, count for imnh in the ereatloe
? ?f that subtle alnaoaphere which bangt
around un tun i? ni I.k Then lhe-v
iis.il superlatively *TOOd pap?r in th.
, Kh.rence of Ciinil, and IheSS pSgfM,
I though stained with time, aie- pkfgsanl
to the touch and to the <-?.,-. After ail,
, It Is under just such conditions k? these
battered volumes impose that it is most
exciting and Inspiring to attack V*e
sari's v ?v id nan al iv ?-s
What has Mr DeVCTS made of them?
i a better book, we think, than we have
hitherto had m Engllab in blsprafsc?
he- ?p..-.i.-- ..i the well known veralon b
Mrs. Kost? r as embodying a para?
phrase rather than a translation, '1 he
saving is not absolutely Just, for. com*
i paring the two translations, lore' and
th"ie. we have- found lhat Mrs. Footer
Is. on th?- whole, no less faithful to the
'. substance of her original than is Mr.
DeVsre. Hut the latter unquestionably
comes .loser to Vsssrfs form, and
[?npectally in that matter of movemoni
which is of priase signif?came. The
?style of the Italian text. In? remarks. Is
sometimes labored and pompous, but,
as h?> adds, "the narra live is generally
lively." and In? is more successful than
Mrs. Koster In making us feel this, lil?
is smoother, more ?'lastie. and more
<?Metas without tin- sacrifice of any
shade of nMaualng Preserving the
?dioni.nit savor of his author, he still
gives o*1 a ie\l elftes knit enough to
carry the reader along without the
fatigue promoted by ala predecessors
rather awkward way of pulling the
clan??'? e.f a eentcnice together, it is
important for a translation to he ac?
curate, but it is ?'ijtially indispensable?
that it should be comfortably reailal.le.
so that one mav get at the sense with
no thought of language as su. h. We
tak?' Mr. DsVsTS to be a s< holar, and
we are sure that lie is a man of letters.
He is modest withal, and his transla?
tion is an yet practically unburdened
with notes, th?- few that appear in the
volumes already printed bearing only
upon questions of translation. F'ossiblr
we shall have more from him in an?
notation when his last volume comes
from the press. In the mean time he
is to be congratulated on a pide of
| work so good and ao useful that we
I would have nothing add?'.! to it utile
i it were a ?ritual and biographies! e
laay oa Vaeari, And la the absence
I that the read**?1 eaa always turn tu tl
[excellent biography by Mr, Carde
jwhi.h the .loiis puhllahed a year or
' ago.
1 Ingenuity, Mysticism and Shee
I.' nde. Illustrated by E. Roscoe Bhrsv
' er. limn, pp. Mg Charlea Bcrlbner
Th.- plots of these six ?letecliv
stories are all concerned with the ??
? fort.? of the ?avTsnecontlnentel Rsllroa
'system to gala] Control Of the Nevad
! short Un.-, it cannol be done by mi
nlpulatlon of the stock in Wall Btree
sine? I'.u pet cen? of that?the "control
- i.- held by B Bj adir ate of banks s
col Isterei for money loaned for Im
provemente; therefore means mast b
found to paralyse the earning cspscil
! of the road, for s while, at lebst Th
? iioan- chosen are all criminal, arnoni
; them wrecks and the dynamiting pi ?
? tunri.i. Tools to do this kind of worl
1 . un alwav a be fourni ; all tie BC attempt
I in-ariv succeed, but Bclentlflc Bpragur
, Is always oa the spol to fr?strate them
This rorl of work la his psstlme, foi
? he Is a geologlcsl expert in the gnvern
I m.-ni sen*Ice. The lnt?w*es( of th-eer
I sioti.s lies in the author's Ingenuity
' the her?, i- merely his mouthpiece
The man is too clever, he never la al
a i?.-^ be never m?eme s claw, he
might have be. n present at the plan?
ning of all th?s? conspiracies Still,
one r?;ois <.?i v all entertained, sure of
Bclentlflc Bprague as is his young
frond, th? superintendent of the iin<\
PAN"H (?ARDKN A Volume of Natur?
stiii . i B) Algernon Blackw.I, with
,i i i . ? ? u ? Iraham rlobertsoii
i.ino. pp ?*>."> Th? Uacmillan Compon)
Mysticism Is the keynote of Mr.
Black*..I's nature worship. Rarely
sensitiv " i i ti. mood - of fon st and
mountain and sea, of snow and the
Bands of the desert, to the blowing of
t?o B'lnds, he rinds conscious purpose la
them all, which our own subconadous
selves ma apprehend if pmperl* at?
i nii.-.l i. ...I ?-i ? n intci pn t I?- til.n
a.i? mind HI faith la highl? Imsgl?
nstli ?'?. oft.n it I fan? Iful, as a hen he
holds thai sacrifice t.. th? nature del
of*nld ma bring ihr m bach to us
Occasionally he sounds the terror of
the am lent personification of th?
foi .s of nature broken from their
bond., iieie is the trail thai saves and
th? call thai destroys, the spirit of the
-?' " lilt '.I "I 111" ?o .? fOg, 11111111.111
? ing ItS S'OI -tilt per i" hi- death, the
I real luring the forestei from ins al
legiance to wife and home, with b oei
alt t- ie .f n ?.?ii...is'. thai m nds it?=
woodsy, leafy, earth] odors In pureiilt
of him on Hi?' sings of the breeses of
the night, iier-o are s ceder "f Leba?
non pining In an Kngllsh garden for
Its Kindred ..o the mountains of Pales?
tina, eekers after the ancient myst?
rtea ..i' Kg>*pi In the murmurs of I
l sa nde; and, arrange*! of all, s human
I incubus a man draining others of their'
I vitality, drained himself of his own ac?
cumulated store by B wast,? place of
nature that It may hear fruit The ap?
peal to the reader is strong for tlie
moment, for Mr. Blackwood Is an artist
WhoSS pen is well adapted to the ?llffl
i ultics of the material of his choice,
I and. no doubt, of his ...rivi. tioiis.
BUNKER BEAK. By Hsrry Lee Wilson
illustrated bv F. T?'. CrUger. Uni... pp,
::.i? I 'oabl.-iiav. Page g Co.
There la bo help for it The ad?
j.-< live do?s not exist, therefore It must
Ibe Invented t.. ut the story of Runk'rl
Bean, unless the reatler. ?>n ? oncluding ?
it. prefers to make it "metempsy
ebony." Here is a book of capital fool
lag with a basis of < orrruon sense an?l ?
an occasional hit of satire by way ?>( ?
h?lightening th?' contrast. Buaker Bean ,
is an efil? ient stenographer and a baa?
ball "fan.'' Beyond that he is nothing, i '
tirni?! nonentity, afraid even to Indulge
his taste for "snappy" clothes an?l
loud neckties, until the r'ountess Casa?'
nova, "clairvoyant clalraudlent pay?
i liotueiri''." tells him in pronounced (
? 'hicago.se that in hi? former incar?
nation on earth he was Napolen
Bonopart.' . Munker Renn does not like
| this, for his is ,a peaceful, shrinking
soul, averse to bloodshed; but befor
Xapoi. e,p he had been a Roman ron
queror. and before that al. Egvptia
King of th" prehistoric dynasty, t*
said I'reife moot Hiilthasar, a grant"
-ee-r i? far thai? the Counteas*. Wn
Bunker Mean te> g.. through his new lif
undiatlngulahed, the menial of a meai
1 ? I man with a hundred millions? No
indeed! And so th?' reincarnated con
queror builds anew his klngshi|>? h
forced into ji. rather, by a chain o
preposterous circumstances sklrtlni
reality, and by a variety of peop!?
'hat keep the reader chuckling wher
he is not laughing aloud. The stor".
Is an unalloyed delight.
Current Talk of Things Present
and to Come.
The ovv ne r of old books should And
out. before' he sells them, what their
real value ma? I.e.. Sir Herbert Max?
well recalled mit long HX<> a sad thing
lhat happened to him. Me wanted an
cncvclop'pilia, and being short of rash
one.Lided to sell some bonks he didn't
? are for. Ile chose a sporting macazine
of which he had a e-omplet?' set. bar
two numbers, from its beginning in
17'??? t" its death in 1870 He sold It
f..i i rough t?. buy his encyclopaedia,
Lui. alas' ti.at set of sporting ltiag
Bsines, wn" ?..'e] in London last year for
s i 286
More About the Borgias.
Ib.oks about that extremely pictur*
eseiue family, the llorghis, are steadily
increasing in number, another just out.
is "The Story of the Borgias." produced
b] Mr- .lohn W) vie, after a careful sift?
ing of fresh ev ,de.n> e.
From Cnn-id.-? and Virginia.
"Precl?MIS Waters' is the title eif the i
novel l.v Mr A M. ?'hisliolm, the j
(Prom ths i.rail by Himself.)
young <'anadian author, which Double
il.iv. Page ft r'o. will BOOB puhllsh. It
is mentioned as g dramatic story of
the irrigation problem. The Virginian
Btory which is also coming from this
house is Miss EllSB Glasgow's "Vir?
P.ii.l Joras.
\Vhat promises to !>?? | particularly
interesting historical study is Mr. M.
M ?'raw fords "The Sailor Whom
Engasad Feared: Reing the Life and
Adventures of Paul Jones, S?ottish
QentJetnSU Of Fortune and Admiral in
the American and Russian Fleets."
This will I.e one of the books of the
The Fr?nch Academy.
a careful and ccaaprehs naive hjatitiT
o? the Acad?mie Fran?aise from the
year 1*329 t.. ITU! has been written by |
M. Frederic bbSSsXM This will be wel ? |
corned by all conscientious students of
To a book on dogs recently published
in London Mr. H. R. Irving has contrib?
uted a little < haptrr on Fussy, the fox
terrier whi?-h was the cherished fa?
miliar of that eminent actor, Sir Henry
f *
I Bv Elizabeth Robins
+ "Will be the most talked of book of fiction of the sSSkSOa "? +
' 4. ,v. 1*. risses 4.
' .j, HTskSS instant place *-an**Ms the world's most powerful stor?e?.' X
1T PMl /'?* IS j
"ff tbe test Of :? book is the impression it makes, M V I.ITTI.I' l*
1 + . SISTER will be a hue?- sttccesa For you will think about it? ?i
? ?b
?. von can'1 gel away from that. ?iV. J'. American.
??? ? ?j,
t +
% At ?any Bookstore. %
t *
t 11.21 ?1?"'. Post/xiirf, 12c rrlra. +
I "^
t Publishers DOOD, MEAD & COMPANY New York I
'.". . . . a a ? a > I I I II LllXXllXIXX.t.XI ? I III,, ? *??.....'
A Book of Romance and borne Half
Told Tales
AS Dtgntr - m- DEMOCRACT.
Dslos F. Wllroia
Skn.iu. Expedition in
cloth, 12-BQ. SI.50 net: tmOomM, 11.6,1
Till. M \? ?III.I.AN COMPANY, Publl.h'?
_oi-io Mh Ave.. X. y. '
*m WRITE ME; can get you ajivb->ol, ?vtf
publlahed on any aubjert. The? ir.o? <*ip?rt
boeeli f)nd*r extant. When In England ca.l aad
see- my 109,000 rare be.ejka. BAKER S IJIIEAT
BOOK SHOP. John Bright at.. Birmingham.
Irving. "On one occasion," sir ? th?
narrator, "when my father was ?olns
to America he lost th-? dog at lajas***-,
ampton. but Fussy managed to flni
his way back from Southampton to
the Lyceum, and went straight up to
my fatti-TH dressing-room, info Ins
armchair, where be was found, a re?
markable achievement for a dog So
!body knows how he found his a**a?*- from
I Southampton to London, but th? fa?*!
Ils that he did. He was in a <iar\in**
i condition and his feet were bleeding and
j ?sore He was sent up to ?,raff?>n s'reet,
wbe-re my father then lived, and the
lioiiselteoper looked after him until
mv, fathers return from America "
: Two French Novels.
Translations of two popular French
I novels are to be published next month
by Dutton. One is Pierre de Couls
i vain'? "American .Voblllf |\" a BtOffy ef
f international marriage, th? othtt Is
Henri Bordeaux's "Fear ?if Living." a
pi- .-e e.f BOtlon wlii? h has ben . i-.'.v ned
1" the g*itNKll Academy.
Dc Gairdner's History.
Up are to have a feturtli volume ?I
the late Hr. ?.airdn<r s hlatOT* "f ' dol?
lar.Iv and the Reformat hui in Rag
Isnd." ii was found after his <|"atli
that he had practically completed ins
volume, ami Dr. William Hun' hi re
>Vising the work an?l searing It thro'igli
'the press.
A Wesley Diary.
Mr. Nehcmiah ?tirivH'k. ihe editor of
John Wesley's journals and the dis?
coverer of the key to the clgnst in
which those early journals were writ?
ten, has made another "find ' In th"
last pages of g litrle book known as
"Wesley's Last Account Rook ' nh'.-h
has been preserved amona the old
London ari-h?ves of Methodism, he bas
feuind a shorthand diary of the last ten
ye?rs of Wesley's life. Th" dtSXM
ends his accounts with this sen'once.
written with B tremulous hand "I will
not attempt it any longer, being satis?
fied with the continual conviction that
I save all I can and -rive all 1 can. 'hat
Is, all I have."
Freeh Romancea.
It is not stated whether Miss slSf?
jolie BOWen'S novel, "The Quest o?
Glory,*1 arhlch has just been issued
here, Is identical with "A Knight of
Spain." which is on the point of pub?
lication in London. It la oft?-n the?
ease- that an American edil ion of an
Knglish novel will carry a title differ
lag from thai of the Knglish one. Mi*"?
Blissboth RobMan*! new Story, for in?
stance, is called in this country ' My
Little Sister," whereas its Knglish till?
U "Where Are You G?einK To . . .?"
1ST Being th.- Psmtlfsr ? V.rr.-?i>.?n1? ?"*
..f Vincent Van fiOSb. I Hum rat ?-el. *?*?
m- \i.n, tes. tHougbtsB, Mitiui cee>
i,.,i.- .
Ti?.n?Ut?d from the? ?.erman b] An
I bon) If, l.'.ul... l.-i. warn alao pro?, i.t >? ia
Introductor]) vaiay on th? painte-t .-n' hi?
11. Ignatius Halla. llltiafrated tro, PP
?.".'.'. .?;. p, rutsaai'e Ism i
The? mioiv of -.he. rounding Of Ih? fa'nil
of im?nele? h snd ibstr risa "? fonun?
arltbln Hfa? spa.' ?I ? liu'ielr.'.i ?rar?. ;"
lienmny, England hiuI Frunce Hn"
aneedotM an?) hietoriral elatt. conreralaa
- 'n-.*i*- i.\ ih? Brsa t.? Knsinii.i. )i"'
iris, Praa***, Raasta. ????? tbe esasr po?-?**
THK liKi'LI'.NSInV OT ItKVRV U Al.l?!??
H, V ?ot?tO. 12m?, pa lit. ?The rirK'*
ic!? A. ?Itokea ?'on.pany i
Relat'tig ?hat cam? of the mee-tuif. If
tween tt >e,ung 1*1 BBSb nobleman an.l a nd?
??? r data Ssatca slrl ?a suffragette.
tor Marguerltie. Translated from th* r i""*"
bv Frederic I.ee?. l2mo, pp. 343. <T*a
Pt-dt rick A. S;okes Company.)
A ?tory baaed on the theme of ?h? ??'uf[7
Sie between love and pa'rlotlam at th? tin*?
of the Franco Prusalan war.
TUB FIFTH TRl'MPBT By Pau! Bertra""
l?nio. pp. vlll. 3M iTh? John Un* ? o?
; .?n )
Healing allh the fifteenth .??Hitur.? *?"
preina? y at the ?ttuich in Eurejp*. A W?a
atory runa thro'.igh the narrative.
? e.me.lv. Hy Peter Hl'inde-U lUmo. pp. ?t-**
? The J'ihn lain?' ?'ompany.?
THF. C'EST i iF OIjOKT. Hv Mar*?''*
B.iwen ll'mo. pp. vl. 311. i K P Out'.oB
g To ?
The Been* it laiS in "Trance in the aarlT
part of tha reign of I.oula XV. ' '?? I
arory ?leala with tha adventurea of ta?
Marqula de y'auvenar?u?a. |
MIPS JIMMY. Br lisura B. Slobar?!?

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