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LITERARY NEWS
? CRITICISM ?
Reminiscences of Civil War
Days. North and South.
PRISONKRS OF WAR. lW-lVv A R"
crd ?.f Personal Kxperieners, and a
Studv of the Condition and Treatment
of Prisoners on Both Sid?-? inirinK th?
War "I ?he Rehdllon. By Thomas Slui
? a, 1st? first lieutenant, r?T t h Regiment,
Massa. huaSjtta Volunteers, and alde-d"
??,11111. ?' Hri-ad?-, 1st Division, '.?th A. C.
Illustrated. ?Svo. pp. Iv, KS. G P. Put?
nam's Sons,
hl.MI KA PRISON ?'AMP A History of
the Military Piison at Klmlta. N V .
Juix I ISM, to July 10. lia By Clay W.
H"im?-s A M With Blxty-tWO illus
tr.nions Ivo, pp XV,'., M Q P. Put
ti,mi's Sons.
RK' (il.M i'TK'NK OF TIIK C1V1I.
xx \K With Many Original Diary Hn
and Letter? written from th? Beat
Ol XX'ai- By Mason Whltlnn Tyler, late
II? utenanl colonel and brevet roll
"""th Realmei ?. Masaaehuaett? ?v'olun
s lalHe.l b) William S T' lei XX it n
tnai's and Illustrai ona 8v<
' ; P Putnam'? Bons
Ths M tni-ieiilcii,u y of the xvar for
th?- pi-c-i'ixation of the Union is bring?
ing into prinl many renimiscen.es. bl?
ographies and military studies of vary?
ins importance t" the atudenl of the
history ?,f th.? conflict Some <>f theas
books are monuments of filial piety,
others ,.t?- "f algnllacance onlj to rsgl
?
tunnel had ia<MV?fid from its polnl 01
destination One of the comrades said
'i understand it. We are all rigin
handed, xve lie on our left sides an<
dig xvith our rlghl hands, and so ?iig tot
much in front. So the tunnel swerve?
to the right, and dtSSCribes I lonii
| cnrx'e." The*, s/ers Still eighteen feet
flway from the ft D< ?*.
Mr BturglS from personal experi?
ence, and Mr. Holmes from Information
Klxcii him, hot!? speak at leiiKth of that
nostalgia of prison life which is worse
than neglect and 111 treatment, WOTSS
than hunger ?m-i cold, n 11 h. abusa, dis?
ease, and danger of sudden death, the
[ almleai monotonoua idleness of ih?*
: prisoners Colonel Putnam baa apoken
of ?t. i".? and considers tii? greater
I power ..f organisation possessed b)
captivo Ofllcer? as the re,-is,,n xvhy they.
generally, emerged from the prison
camps in better mental and phxsi
cal condition than the privates.
Lieutenant Colonel Mason Whiting
Tyler, of the 87th Regiment, Massa?
chusetts Volunteera died in 1'.h>7. leav?
Ing behind him the no! eltogethei
? finished first ?iritf! of tiie MS. of his
?1.1?. which his son now ???x.-s to the
FEDERAL PRI80N CAMP MORTON.
irrem ?n Illustration In Thomas Bturgls'i '"Prisoners of War, im-lSS."
m?-nral romrmb's. while others, ai
m.-iy prove of unexpected ii?'ii> In el
dating disputed points ?>r ihr??'.
new lieht ?>n matters of fact sppar
ly settled beyond tii** need of revU
< ?f the thr???- boohs here briefly
\i"w?-i1 th?- first two deal with pr
camp <*<>n?litions ;in?l managen
N-.tth um! South. They are wri
by Northerners, ?o I ?? | them,
Holmes's "Elmlrs I'm.-..n Camp,"
direct answer to an attach made
that camp long ai;', ?.ii l**-T*? ? it)
House ?of Representatives by Bei
| H. Hill, "f Qeorgla. who
amoi k other things, that ths treatm
of Confederate prlsonera al l'An
had been "tea times worse" than t
of the Union soldier? si And?
or m Llbby Pi
if there bs one i i lining
that who!?- period of Internecine sti
over which bitterness can still Im k
iilf.i North and s.?*?th. it is this r<
question of the ?t d?
and Conf?d?ral?' prisoners, it has bl
thraahed out often enough; oni woi
think, it m.ght art w< ?i to i
for *-:iii anoth?*r d?scade, f.... after :
?s th?-' Balkan! ha'? ? ?
th? other day, ?war Is war. Cesl
guerre" remains the explanation oft
profesaional soldier; ;;nd one ?.-mini
American professional soldier has y
aa th-- explanation a turn that no
who has ever ?heard 11 ?and it bai go
around Ihs w?wld?will ever forgot.
"Prisoners of War" was originally
papar read before 11.?-- New fork ?.*.?i
mand'T' by Lieutenant Thom
Bturgta, for which Mr, Putnan
mam orles of his Imprlsonm?
waa also original
written. But Bturgis breathes s dl
ferent spirit. No <???t?bt he is sine?
In his protestations that that spirit
n?.i mis of surviving anlmoeJty, but
insistence Upon the registry of facts:
they really were. Si ill, his Indlgni
tion certainly gets the upper hand fro
time to time. Mr. Bturgts's experlen?
was a curious and. comparative!
speaking, ;*? ?'Xceptionai one, situ
alter having served as adjutant of tl
regiment placed 08 guard over the fee
eral military prison, ?amp MortOl
near Indianapolis, he was. in his tun
made a prisoner of war la th?r follow In
year In front of Pstcraburg, h ml cos
fined In Lihby Prison by the Confec
erstes. "We are th?* living witnesses,
he says. "We ar>* rapidly paaaln
BWay from this scene, nn?i It is flttinfj
In the Interest of history, in Justice t
the way our people conducted me ara
and to the contrast presente?! by th'
action? of our antagonists, that w?
ahould leave our testimony before w?
go." Mr. Sturgls deposes his In no un
certain terms.
Mr. Holmes, who apparently was noi
an active participant in the conflict
has documented his vindication of th?
management of the Elmlra prison
camp and the treatment of the Con
federatea confined there with all the
official correspondence extant, many
letters from surviving ex-prisoners,
personal reminiscences of others and
other material
An interesting feature of this hook
Av the narratives of the survivors of
lhe ten Confederates Who succeeded In
ping from ths Bh&tra camp by
i -" ''ir--*-. Nobs was **ecaptti**ed, but
one of their number was never heard
of again. John Fox Mare]), of the Jef?
ferson Davis Artillery, enters Into
fascinating details of the digging of th.
tunnel. One of the ten?their number
grew gradually?was the happy pea?
aeasOT Of ah extra Shirt, ?Which enabled
ths conspirators to maka bags in which
to ' firry off the ex<a\ated earth, which
?aus deposite?! Bl th? sinks < r a pool
within the stockade. They worked hy
PBUgll calculation, of cours?, and at a]
critical moment discovered that the
world. This is on-- of those records
the war whose .-hier vslue '" us i
? f All, not In what it t. 11s. I,lit
the man by whom it is told, one
thousand? "f brave patriots- who
aponded to the call of duty, who i
ih- |r duty as- n came to them on i
1 match, in camp, and in 1.attic xx!:,. \\
ran?, by hard s? rx i?'?>. and xx
then taak c,.mpi't>.,i returned
civil life to make a auccess ?>f that, i
in ?pit" of the Interruption of tii
reen I the critl? al momenl of th
beginnings.
x\-?:)? thi Army of the Potomac i
?I..? McCl? : Hooker, al Oett:
from Fairfax Courthouse
Brandy Station, th?* Wildern? -. Bp<
? told Harbor Pel
Ri? hmond campaign, back to the ?i
? of Washington, Winchester r
?p. thlfl la the i ?cord "f ti
L'nlon officer and hi? regimen!
appendix give? an account ol the par
tak? n and i he positions ... c ipled I
? . .-ral brlgad? I Of thS Sixth ? '. 11
at the battle "f the Bloody Angle ;
Spotts; !\ alna.
' '? . .-.. . 1 , ras -.x ounded t xx |i ??
the '-,, irae f the wa I the ba
! le of W ncheater and ag? In ? P
? irg.
THE AMERICAN NEGRO
, From the African Slave Coast t
the Citizen of To-day.
1 a BHORT HISTORY OF THE AMl-.i;
CAN NEGRO U Benjamin Cnilii
Brawley, M A (Han*.), dean ai d pr.
ol El gllsri in XHai Is Hanta
' Heg? * - ?? |,|. ?vi, :?:. The Ma ml
; any.
The dean of At lanta Bapl 1st i toi eg
j has done an exceeding!; x slual I? p ?
|of work, ii?- has cry'stallised Into tb
Bl possible form ths tx*mpiete hli
tory in a brief volume <.f the negro rac
In ?america. His object, so ably sccotn
plished, he sts^tea has been "to set f..rt
the main facts about 'he subjec! ths
one mixht \xisii t., know, and to auppl
,n sum" measure the historical back
gi md for much thai one reads to da
m newspaper? and magastnea" Afte
a statemsn! <>f the o:-?k?ii of the won
| negro. !he Italian, Spanish Htid Port i
form ?,f the Latin adjectlv,
aiper, inaanlng stack, be beglna "sitl
th?* planting >f alavery In the Americai
Colonies, ??nd tracaa ths course in oui
land of this people, WhOBfl biStory her?
[ has been n? strange, traffic and appeal
i inir as anything in the aimais of man
! kind, excepting no! the <-hr.cl?s ol
?the Old Testament Prom the siax?
; coast of Africa th.-.x came. WBlllng am
bound In chains, in Ihe dark holds ol
Blares ships, to be sold into bondage
This brotherhood, iioxx- under the lash,
noxx- singing their xxild melodies, earn?!
to he th?- greatest factor in the history
of the American nation, which could
not exist half slave and half free.
Sloxxly oui of the rnxht that cox ?Ted
them thex rosa as a people. The Lord,
a? their plcttirsaque "exhortan" have
M doubt told them, led them on. Pro
lessor Hrawley's hook leaves Iheni fl
race not xvithout culture and solid and
distini;iiish"d achievements, it la a
aympathetio look, but it is flr?.t a soun?l
and an uiicimmoiily xvell cons!ruct"d
histoi x.
Professor Brawley paya tributs to
ihe courage and valor of th" negro
American soldier. He discusses th
very Intarestlng folk-lore and folk-mu
si. of the negro p?*opl?>, mentioning the
wotk "f irriten ?uch as Thomas Nel?
son Page, ??er.rge W. CablS and .J??el
<'handler Harris, who have jippreci
,-ited Ihe literary value of ihis male? [I 1.
"Negro music in America," lie says, "'?*
especially interesting because It Is not
only the voice of an uncivilized l?co?
pie, but also highly developed folk
music." He notes thst their mo-it Tig
,.?;,l songs are generally religio
tone snd moal sorrowful. Hs re
,i,f. contributions ?>f the negro to
ature, art and invention. Th?'
negro to achieve recognition In
ature In America was I'hillis W
? young woman l.??rn in A
who "??s brought in Americs
bo ight A? a servant by tl?S wife
tailor, <H faul Lawrence Dunbs
,. ? pays thai he waa only IJ
?In, .? when he ?lied 'but he h.i
lated million.- of years.' " Ths
most poet of the race at preei i
,,, ? ?e is William Stanley i.i
iralte, "f Boston, who, is also a g?
man-of-letter* Bopker Washir
ih?- author coBsiders a very m
orator. H?'nry Oaaaws Tanner
American painter of recognised
t on.
It hur- been the author's aim to
with different phases of the 11 f ? - <
ne?-!" political, economic, social
lit;?.,us. ctilt'iral with some ilegr
proportion; but becaues of the
Importance of negro education
?ths Civil War h?' has not unnati
.given special attention !" this fea
||,- ?jays lhat the composition o
book has been a pbasant task be?
of th-- sympathetic Interest it
awakened. The publication <?f th?'
ume will undoubtedly go far t<?
mote .< more general, more Intel!
understanding ?>f a complex Ame:
situation.
A HORSEBACKJOURIS"
A Leisurely View of Old C
fornia from South to Nort
CALIFORNl \ COAST Ti: Ml.*- A U
bach Rid? ir?.m Meal? n o. ? ?regon
j. Bmeaton Cha?*?. Willi Illustra
from photographs b) the authoi
pp .x. ... -in.- Houghton Mlfflln ?
pan)
Csllfornls has become one of the
tion's pie]?ground ? it is a land
pleaeuah seekers, in scans part
this country, notably in th" Mi
West, "going to California" is all
lau?. Everybod) is doing it. as
song says. Many people go perl
i ally, and nut a few H" that are
again seen by the eye of Eastern n
These last write bach extravagant
t? rs from Urns i" time, with the r<
..t d**stro) ?tig the p. ace >.f mind of I
former neighbors, who hesitat?' ai
?elling out their biisli i"i -"
along, i"". But noi m my i
fashion ?>f the author ..f "Callfoi
Coaal Tralla." il?- baa atltt? n ba
.. most tempting "travel i.?*..'' Ind?
ii la the storj ol two .i" i
horseback, in the courae <-f win? h
author - ??> ered pra? tlcally ths ? '?
??oast i n. of ? California. Bom? ' Imi
road laj along the beach, in com pi
with ih*- raiin-.nl. ' Jaded pa
m passing trains t urn? d eyes "f ??.
1 -.. he, no doubt rightly, I ho i
him .?s ii" rode leisurely along on
ruminating travels, in I.
nej he >> llllngl foi ego? - ?
tin- galaxy of MashoT? i ? i ? to*
"?a hi? ii m the exub?rant m- ;
real ???- late ? Ifculara 'are flun?
tribute ..i gema at the f? el ?.i Impel
J.os Aagt lea.' His put, ? ?-? has
i ! im much Int.it of t h? a a> <i
l tr.. is. And his wbol? ; \\ .???
look sboui him al hi*- ? . - i<?uri
sii"!l about Paria .-r London. '
H la objet t ?,?. a^ i?. . lew al bl
'his count! >. on? ? of sue] ?. i I ,
cene? noa "t
. hang? s." i:*-!" i lall) he a u h? d to i
\\bat b.? -i ' of h- lesa comn
before '!-? aho ild 1
i .-:-.?i aa?? 'he old? r mann?
in Hi" land; the ran? h housei -t int
? ;i Ingo ?i.?' a it..- i i h m
? - ? ? i .?f the padr?
don, the large ilon iif?' ?>f th?
and ? ittle rang? , 'and ?-?.hate
we could And lying ?becalmed In II
bai kwatera of the hurrying sti
Progress." Huml le things pit
i.?-t. Mod?
>.i ih<- rustIc i""?r. "with th? Ii
cratlc maiigoldi and nastui Hum
more charming t>. his *-> mpatI
mors elabi i ste and self?? ?
thinga i los si rovei sd poi
balconies, the golden landscape "fllcl
ertng under an ardenl sun." the "hul
bui. ..r birds lhat ?-?"?? i >he moinlng
the "thoughtful h.nlight" llngerln
upon -1 imbllng sp.mi.-h a alls, M
"heavy shambling Bight" of a bussar
"swinging alowl) In the sk? " a "pei
slve pelican," the cave <?f s legends',
hi i nut i be human net ure ol m
humble host f??r the night, the quais
lettering over ..n old mansion doorwa?
ths venerable 111 ? ?- -1 ?. 11 s. auch are th
things that ?sing to the peaceful, beim
loving, well stored and quietly humor
ous iniiiil of oui care? fi ee, pi? knlckin
traveller.
H?- \ laits old toa ns, obs? i ? -, i.n
relics, talks with ??? Marblehead sklppe
of bygoae whaling daya, paya ri ei
ence to the literary ahrlnea ??f Callfoi
Ilia, studies the Klatnalh linli.m
views ths Ba) <?f Ban PTanclaco, exam
uns tin- soil "f different localities, hai
an sdventurs with quicksand, spend*. .
night al a lighthouse, communes win
the inn?.?is of ths see, considera th?
humors of f?mcs a<i\srtlslng, d?bats
with his boras Chino, falls la with ;
jocund cavalier, admires superb trees
consorts with friendly .Mexicans, meeti
a ?Robinson Crusoe and does and sees
I altogether, more Interestlag thlngji
than we could even catalogue aithln
the limits of this review. The thlngl
hs sess In Calif?ornla continually re?
mlBd him. too, of other things, nf th?:
heath?i ut ?Scotland, "f ths Brittany
??oast And h?- Bay a:
Such reaemblan?Bss aie full of pleasure
they keep one'a though ta unstagnant and
sver ?>n the wing: and, i??-tt.-r ret they
i reach ?sown and stir sometimes those sub?
>tlssl strtuMs nf all, thai vibrate in ?he
I ?lark, quiet chambei of the mind whera
ii?-? the well of toara, kaeplng thai un
stagnant, t?'?'
Mr ?'hase has an amiable, sunny
disposition, conaiderabls talent .?s a
writer, arid an uncommon instinct t>? t
ieecrlpUOU. And one comes r? Irish -j,
as though returned from a VBCBtlOa,
from his book of travel. Now this Way
of spending the ni|-ht I*- something'liko
what ths ductor ordered: "it Was
highly pleasant." says Mr. chaae, "it
evening to il,> in our blankets llatentng
l*??r an hour to the surf growling lik
a frlendlv watchdog in our SXtSASlvs
backyard: Hn?l to wake, after ? nUht
of industrious oblivion, to feel the sea
f??K brushing our faces with its cuol,
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FICTION
Mr. Howolls's Picture of Old
timo Life.
A HOMESPUN CHRONICLE.
MU \ I'-'
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Btid i ? "'? tra-redies, ' n"ti?* th?? I ???.?I
;, ? ilao rather ?qualldly
??.'ni"- Underlying the patient, pad?*?
trian plct tru? ?n.m of I? tten?,
of life in th.? < >h o Valle) "m?? rtxty
? , . render feela a aen '
- ..f i'. aliam The ?tory i
i I. brav? \x i*??, ehlld'h? i rt? l
ti reai ?????-.? another ui I? i
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LUPIN RETURNS.
THE ' ItYSTAI. STOPPER B) Mauri?*?
rrai -'.,?? ?! bj x ? >
'l. ? rated by Dal
- ? ? .?? pp n Doui -
1 ' . . .X
m 1 . - ? h ?.im that
? ?? ? ? pup? ru r
to th? nvei ? ? ??
defectiva"
x ....... ''?'?,
MISSION OF S.WI.V BARB \ It \
? i-'t ?.i., un Illustration In -i Sana ton (Thase'i "C? Ifornia Coaa! Tralla.'*)
? t..i i I? daughter? ?nd ?on? al
ih.. univerail Polka living al Sen
drove along th?* turnpike l?
. . mi. |n an "open bugg) ? " th?
i t m th. "lofl
h un hand ? referred lo a? on? i
man." ?it i. ?tei Ihete were "calle?
In th? parlor" on? ?at "'? ? anei
. . I.an . an.l falilil?es ?it.. BUppel
m th-? .f.-.. ..i 11,,- .i..- ii. fora th? tnlll
iher? -an iiit?li,i,K rail for th? f.uin
? -. -' hora? - i ni"ii>- curled fn m th? i abtn
. hiinn?? . pig? rooted .inn.iii? un i- u,"
on Ih? billalda turkey? ati iy?Pd among
th? '? loga mu? un? i'"?? ? of corn
rustled in iii>- "elghty-aCTfl (laid " Thara
m a . bomelj language Thera xx ara
huakinga, quiitlnge, ?pelllng matchea,
coon liui'ts, candy |.iills, ?in.I "ramp
m. ? t i n ?? s " \n,| tlicti' xx??i.- xx i i.| trull, s
where the Jag iranl around Tha xxii.it..
npighborh.i cana to th? i ilalngs, for
? day of Jollity.
? i,? i n pon .11 is g rioweUa charactar
?iii tin ..null a quiet, i. adlng man,
middle? aged, ?? ttraanaar, ? Baratton*
borglan, xxui. -. phlloaophy of amiable
m <-<pt?in<e ?,f (lie (irdi-r of 1 'i?>vl?l.-ii< .?
Plndlng hin lionk iitid drills' moiv going
fi. t.a?i to ?i-1?ru<-, ii<- undertake? t->
turn n i.nxx leaf, ami?joea?althhiafain
lly t.? ?i pioneer .listri.-i. where ii?* la
t., run tw?> mills, wii.-ti avarythlng
baa been i*"' gains i'!s brotbara xx-ni
i"in linn, ?m,i ih?-y xx iii atar! ?i ??.n?i
muiii'l BBttli m?Tii Hi- N ii.-. Ann. f.<-1
plegad nuil rasad "v\iti> Una rnan arho
throtigh tbalr whole marrlad Ufa had
puaaled her i?x tha pi?o*etaloi"?al levU,
i*-iiii?. ring iii*? final aariouanaaa," by ins
!"!'?!.'in. ?, and his Idoalism, is nn l?-ss
familiar .? type of Howell? xx-.nn.-in.
t?i. rtamc of I*.?.t??rt Oartn, \xin, tt?
i?tii|iii.i tha ????mmuriiiy enterpria? a!
New Hiiriii?.nx, in sari) Indiana, ap?
paranUy raa"aTf"?itad to Mr. Howella Um
?'hrlMian name (if his lier?. The llf.'
;.i Now Laaf Mills Is ?i scries ?if r?\il
occur In The Crystal Btopper" Bow
from the transition Into the wrong hand
ol . ns of those bits ?.?' paper whl?*h
have figured In ? thousand novela, it
liears In ili:?. caac a llal of names, and
the blackmailer ??>. ? - * ? h..ids it In his
possession Is empowered thereby to m
iiut humiliation and rum upon ??.-me of
ih<- nominell) secureal Bguraa in
French Ufa Of course, it i? In the pur?
suit of such a talisman that th.. in?
famous and adorabls Ars?ne Lupin
would naturall) excel, wherefore he re?
turns in this book i" perform prodigies
<.r ingenious and perilous labor. Equal?
ly of .inns?', there Is a pretty woman
on the sen.- Lupin Is boob enlisted in
her Service, and as hs pants un the trail
of th.- seemingly innocent object which
.??-s ih?- hunk its tine he n no longer
th" greedy burglar, but th?. champion
tif i.tie for ?hose friendship he would
dar?' anything. Ths reader must learn
for hinis.li how the hunt proceeds and
wit ii what astonishing incidents it is
brought io a ?lose. Ths tale Is not for
a inoineiil in the least plausible. Hut
what does that ma t ter'.' Th? fun is
there.
THE IMPERIAL TOUCH.
Tin: .DVENTUREB OP miss
GREGORY. By Percavsl (Hbbon illus?
trated i:mo, pp. vd, M. 0 ?. Put?
nam'a Bons
Mr. Gibbon's ?Mories. as stories, are
so well "Tritten that we acquit him of
cherishing any purpose savs that of
entertaining the reader But whether
? otiHiioiislv or not, h?' writ? ? aleo as
the good patriot, the fervid Hrlton who
b.?li. \es profoundly in the resourceful?
ness of id?; m,-i\ Miss Gregory sup?
ports In every step of her conduct the
ih.sis beloved <>f Ifrt Kipling, denso??.
Stratlng over ami over BgBlB the ??"
premucy of the eni|?ire. Hers is the true
Imperial tou.h, the loin h of British
authority exeretaed In the dark pla.es
Of thi? world Sh?. js .1 rednu.it.-?.hi
traveller, icinar Bbou! with thi? romp??
! ?itlon of a hook In h??r mln?l. nnd d??
llghtfully ready to aalte upon any ad
I venture which may yield g?wd ?**op)
*.taii>. h?r experiences have 1
wax of BO developing that ?.he? Is rail??'
upon to render sprx-*?-?? to folk? In dis
treaa Ah tya ahe rlsea to th?? appas
ai 1 alwaya la abe ra?**c?"'ssful. In th?
1 rift chapter, to i"* sur??. It la anothei
who supplies the revolver n????d
' ??.1 |n a ?-risis aboard a Portuguea?
trader off th?? Afr! -t. Rut It h
Ml a Gregor] who dominate? neverth?
!? ? 1 ahe it la whoae i*ui??t force ex?
r ad ral whan a pooi girl
? ?i Irom dlaaater al Befara, whet
a dying woman la given, at the and
th? only consolation that her bou]
eravea when a alave trader la 'i';
comflted, xxh??n a mlaalonary is taught
mann? 1 -?> on through a long
? r thlnga unexp?Bct-*d and al
waya intereatlng. The stuff of th?? 1-?.*.??k
n here and there rather unduly senti?
mentaltsed, we frald, bal In th?*
iipeh? t ?x .? .-, r<- content, being bM pleas?
antlj Infiuen? ???'. b) 1 be Buth*****a
native gi"t t?. And any ?aorions fault
xx it h him
A STRONG STORY
r\'T!l. tip: DAT BREAK Hx "g L
. i'-ot i:* l2n*o, 1 p ' 1 -?odd, Mead I
? '0
In his fill" poem, Mr S? I, infl". r i-*??l<?
brat?M them young felloe from So
cratea1 land, you Pole with the child ?-n
x.iiir knee, Bohemiana, Blovaka, Citta?
1 ana and men of all Slavic oatlona
Qanoeaa i>.>? of the level brow -""rabble
?mil refuse,1 we name them, and 'scum
?.' tha aarth ' " This aove! ?s an aarnest
study and un excellant novel. Israel
Kalis.-h comes tirst into view a little
1 fut boy playing iiis violin, "as if be had
' hf?on xx..und up," outside a beer houaa
in I'cland. II" is thon ten, .1 ?'.'-tman
.i.-xx. airead) "half safer, half logician."
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