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LITERARY CRITICISM AND BOOK NEWS A Mexican Statesman on His Country's Tangled Affairs?A Fine Page of New England's Literary History?Other Reviews. HUERTA'S BEST CHAMPION. "IIK.cam; <?!? MEXICO AND THR POLICY OP PRESIDENT WILSON. By Rafael ?le Zayas Enriques, Author of "Tie Rise and Pail Of l'rcMdent i>iaz Translated from the Spanish by Aadre Tridon. l2mo, pp. 201 Mow Vork: liben and Charit ? Honi. This Is a highly Interesting little look, which may Le commended to all \\\f> reel concern in the troubled prob rms Of Mexico find the relations of ;he United Ptates thereto. Many will lissent from some of the author's Jada*? iients, bat even they will find the book ?veil worth reading because of the com jianding rank of its writer, who is one >f the foremost men of letters and publicists In Mexico, and because of :he unconventional and refreshing ?rankness with which he discusses and -haracterl/.cs men and affairs. Mr. Sayas was long an admirer and sup? porter of Porfirio 1 >iaz, but in 1906 part? id company with him through disap? proval of his policies and regarded him as responsible for the revolution which expelled him from power. Mr. Zayas did not approve that revolution, though he recognized that It was neces? sary to get rid of Diaz, and when It was effected he accepted It and hoped for the best. ' But the best did not come. On the contrary, under De la Barra things went from bad to worse, and then ina?ef Madero they went, In his own opinion, from worse to worst. Of Madero he writes: He was merely an irresponsible indi? vidual, lacking In balance, harmless as long as he remained In the obscurity ol private life; dangerous, however, when he took an active part in politics, and positively harmful whan be aaaumed control of the government He personal? ly did little barm, bul be allowed others to do an appalling amount In his agO tism he Imagined hlmaelf to he an i tie. a prophet. S heroic warrior B1 i-ocial redeemer, although he lacked the ability to i>eri'eet any plans, to establish a system, to Ognt a battle, to govern s country, even to carry out ordi;.-. The, harta that he allowed others to in must have been appalling, If Mr. Zayas's figures are true. For we are told that while before 1910-'ll the lia? bility account of the nation amounted i-> from J300,(hi0 to $400.000 a year, on June ,10, 1?12. it had Jumped up to $19. noi.D?l 14. "Where bad all those mill? ions gone to:' To this day that mystery i (mains unravelled." Tho re.-ult - that in a short tune the, deposition of "Madero was seen to he even more necessary than that of Diaz had been, and revorationary groups arose In many parts of the country. The Madero ad? ministration was, moreover, according 10 Mr. Znyas, marked with the tyranny and cruelty which often accompany weakness of rule. The revolution that deposed him was also stained with atrocities on both fides. "When a mes? senger fom the Senate approached Ma? dero to present the request for his res? ignation, the President's answer was to draw a pistol and shoot him dead. On the other hand. Madero himself met DO YOU KNOW F.P.A. ? If slightly, why not better? He has written two books, which we'll ?end on approval: In Other Words T M ui Bay that Brother Adams Ir.fu?es a high pereeatage of jnyness and jorund ?'?e into hi? work, and that everybody who buy? th?. bonk will r?ad It raptur e i?:-. ?CBieaao Br?alas Post. Net, $1.00 Tobogganing on Parnassus a darr?.'? wit la keen. There I? not n serio j? poem In tli? book, nor one which fa '4 to ri?ll\er the ?roods. Inrlalve, <le r'niv?, aerial*/?, delightful. Th? neel ?osee of its contenta ?hould make. "To rogganlng on rarna??ua" your favorite Indoor aport.?Houmon Post. Net, SO cent? Mall Thl? < onpo?. Trtb. 4 14. ihm itiiinv. ru.K a co., t.,inl. h < it.v. New York. r??n?lenien Pleaoe ?end me on tp proval by pared pott . copien of i it is un<?r?!'.o,| that ?f !h?y .lo not provf ?etlsfaei ?m, tt.? bin for the. ?am? betas 'Ma?terly it i?" TA* By W. B. MAXWELL It tells nothing about sex that should not b? told ? Liotton Trarucrlpt At nit n^.u^iu,. r,?. $i m ?, rnr. noun w/?s///, < o. /??,?,/,.<??, ?? A l.l.-Ol/l-Or-l'RINT-WH>KS" ? S, ,. &IK, ran grt yo.j any l?,i,k ?v?r ? -, ??? ? ihj' ' '; ' moot < b?i?k m de* ?slant. v\ t,#? in England i.-. ??? ray S0O.?OU r.:. bfcottS HAKI.H> (* I .A / BOOK bliwl', John arlat.1 ?t , *Urtulo?it>*ui death in a way which Mr. Za.\as d"es not admit to have I eon murder, but which he 1?, nuit- unable to explain, and concerning which th? best that be, can ask Is n suspensi?n of Judgment Mr. Bayas does not approve pr?sidant Wilson's policy in refusing to recognise Qenerai Huerta as President, nnd be materially changed his original .n Of Mr. Wilson himself, whom b? ?it first thought to be n pure idealist: ' ? re are In Mr. Wilson two very well Mties: The philosopher, who m his osltlvJ siding it i aa though Ib letter to be difficult to dissuade than He h.is the .. illltj to r to his polic . ? ill- : I ? ? . v\ ell es his en< are deal? ing with the mosi si ? ? hoolmaS* stead of with the most astute pol? itician that 'he United States has i t.. .1 if' to trace hie earlier r. ord sa Governor of New Jersey the will grow upon j oti I M achia veil! would have been clay ,n w 11 hands, and, what le more, that Machiavelll would never have known it! Another interesting characterisation is found In a contrast of Felix Plot with Huerta as rival Rspirants to the Presidency and as, in Mr. Zayas's opinion, the only two men fit for it: "Felix Diaz was the theorist, Huerta tho practical man. Follx Diaz knew what he wanted; Huerta wanted what he wanted. Felix DlBS was hesitating; Huerta never vacillated. Falta Diaz proved to he a real man, Victoriano Huerta a sterling character." Mr. Zayas admits that Huerta has been a dictator, hut he seeks to Justify him with F.onaparte's savins: "In sav? ing the country one does not violate any law." How Huerta has saved the country is not, however, apparent, not even in Mr. Zayas's luminous apologia. Exactly what Mr. Wilson is aiming at In his extraordinary policy is as much a puzzle to Mr. Zayas as to the av? erage American. He cannot believe that he actually wants war, and yet bo thinks that be is surely drifting In thai direction He can acaroaly think that be wishes tho triumph of the revo? lutionists, in view of some of bis own statements as to what that would en? tail. But the author Is very positive in the expression of ene sentiment, in which every American must Join: "(Jod preserve ?.he United States and Mexico from B war. It would be a scandal for humanity, a disaster for everybody concerned; for Mexico it would ppoii ruin, for tho United States disgrace. Mr. "Wilson cannot drag his country Into such an abyss." A RARE FRIENDSHIP A Page of New England's Lit? erary History. HAWTHORNE AND HTS PUBLISHER, By Caroline Tieknor. Illustrated, gvo, oughton Mlfflln I iompany. Few recent volumes of ana are com? parable with this one, considered from Of several points Of view. It ftf iis a peculiarly intimate and au? thentic view of Hawthorne, as revealed chiefly by himself; and B view of '"orco Tieknor equally authentic and only less intimate bOOBUS? of the essen? tially different ago r,f the man. If the " lie not too hackneyed and banal, we may say that it la sometimes easier to secure an Intimate view of a vine than Of the tree by which it is support? ed. It is, moreover, to be observed that Hi Wthorne realized the same paradox i! t others bave displayed, in that. While he was morbidly shy and retiriner, he did, in fact, in Tarions ways reveal if not exph.it himself to a really greater decree than many v. bo have incurred the reproach of being persistent s'lf ."dvertiscrs. Kven beyond these tilings in Interest 1? the book's Intimate dis? ire of the relation hip, both psychos il and commercial, between the two men; which we aie Inclined to think was entirely uni.pie Strong dshtpe and hlnh mutual esteem have in other wall known cas? s existed bStWl D BUthorS and publishers. Put WO should doubt If ever there was an ? quite like this, either in its intl ? In tho helpfulness of the man of bustnese to the man of letters i' : Bcarcely t.... much t.> any that - ! to adapt an epigram of Brasraus?if Ttcknor bad not printed, Hawthorne would not have written. Indeed, Haw? thorne himself wrote to ids publisher: "My literary success, whatever it has t.. an or may be, is the result of my . Otlon with you. Son,, how or Other, you smote the rock of public sympathy on my behalf? and a stream vu-bed forth in sufficient quantity to ? eh rny thirst, though not to drown me. I thnl, no author can ev^r bar? I I a publisher that be valued as I do rum. n aras not, however, in Haw - thorne'a adaptation Of Webster's Words, y thai Tlcknor "smote tho rock of pubM ??>." He did much mor?-. H< ' tlaad, encouraged and inspired rthorns, and rollefrod hin of a thou? : and one Biajof und minor cures with a hli h as a put Usher lie had BO corn ???? hateen.. Ws ? n i atroely a Writing to Murray t-> court Min of clothe? for him; or ??otl tolling; all bin tradeasaan ' ad their bills sgslnst him to Con? at ; ?? ?. ? ly auch thing ? ware comssonnineen oi the rahttlon? between ? rni and Th km r. N ?thing mor.- Bharai u i b tie of Haw at ?re? boon i closed than aonse of M? hjdgmenti of asm and ad a i" ' bill) ? - nli i, | h- ga'. e i,, ni? Isttssa to Slekaar. Thu?, Julia Ward Howe, on the appearance of "Passion Flowers," was one of "these scribbling vvnrnen"; yet her poems were "admirable" and he ssteemed her to be "beyond al! comparison the first of American "Metesaeo." when Sara Wil? lis Parton published her autobiographi? cal rotnanco of "Rath Hail." he aid not know who "this Fanny F<-rn" was, but wanted Tlcknor, if lie knew her, to tell her how much be admired her; and then set forth the measure and tho secret of bis admiration: "The aroman nrrites a? if the Devil was In her; and that Is the only condition under which B woman ever writes anything worth leading.'' Nothing ipYas ?nr.re natural, seeing that It was Hawthorne, than that aftei such Jii(*?rmanta of "scrlhbllng wnmeaV' lie should become the financial patron ' and the literary sponsor of Delia Bacon and her "ntisbeofieora Problem Solved." He never, of course,, had any belief In 1er fantastic vagaries concerning the authorship of Shakespeare's works. But he was so much impressed with the depth and acuteness of her Shake? spearean criticisms that he lent her his name upon the title page of her Look, as the author of Its preface, "f coursa they fell out In time; when she dt inundi (1 that he should subscribe to all her Insane notions, and he declared her "the, most Impractical woman i ever had tn do with a crooked stick." It would have been well for him If Tlcknor had been there, to stand be? tween him and lier. It would have spared the world thereafter the reflec? tion that. If Hawthorne had not given us the "Scarlet Letter," Ignatius Don? nelly might never have Imposed upon us the "Great Cryptogram"! There are other Judgments, more In? teresting than gratifying. It is not sur? prising to be reminded that Hawthorne thought a book of Whltthr's "poor Stuff" nnd had "no high opinion either of his poetry or his prose"; though logi? cally the author of the most charac? teristic New England romances ought to have appreciated more highly the author of the, most characteristic New England poems. His opinion that "Frank: Piares never did a better thing than In recognising Walker's govern? ment" ? In Nicaragua) may be M t down to his love and admiration of his friend; though If It were Just it would damn Pierce beyond redemption. Eut Haw? thorne was seldom happy In his politi? cal Judgments. He doabtlOBS had ground for much complaint against the government's treatment of him. Hut It Is not pleasant to meet with references to "such a mean old Fcoundrel as Uncle Sam," or to read that "I ?sympathize, with no party, but hato them att?Ftee Sollers, l'ro-Slavery men, and whatever else?all alike. In fact, I have no coun? try. or only Just enough of one to he ashamed of." After that, little wonder that In the stirring days late In 1800 he could write; "t have left off reading i the newspapers, and only know by hearsay that the Fnlon Is falling asunder." One other Infirmity of Judgment may be cited, not by wny of reproach, but as an illustration of the strangely im? practical mind r.f this genius of letters, and liis consequent Indebtedness to the BSBSntlaHy practical Tlcknor. When he visited Virginia during the war he was much Impressed by Mct.'lellan. "If he is . . . anything less than a brave, true and able man, that mass of soldiers ... were utterly deceived, and so was the present writer; for they believed , in him, and so did 1" Yet a little later, alter the retreat from Ma nansas, he wrote KBain of the same afcClenan: , "Unless lie achieves something won? derful within a week, he will be re? moved from command, and perhaps shot at least, I bOpS so; for I never did more than half believe In him." In disclosing these and Innumerable other phases of a complex and fas Hnatiu? subject the author has con? ferred a lastiric benefaction upon those who are old-fashioned enough to care for tho personality of a favorite author, and who are not willing to regard him as a m> r<; automatic typewriting ma 1 chine, If not, Indeed, a linotype at once, and who are able to appreciate the Her ; vice of a publisher, not merely us a commercial manufacturer, but also as the "guide, philosopher and friend" of m* n of letton, As for those who, with QelliO, carr? for none of these things, the volume Is still to be commended, If ay. nothing but a reminder that there were brave men before Agamemnon. EDUCATIONAL DRAMA. Henry Holt A. Co, have *jjg| arranged with Alice JobastOSBl Walker, of New Haven, for the publication, early in the fall, of her "Little Hay* from Arriirican History for Young Folks," The Look will contain; "The Hiding of the Hegii idi k" tin BBjVOa scenes), ".Mrs. Murray's Dinner I'.utv" (In three ?? la), and ''Poor Scenes from thai Time of I,in.?dn." In which, however, ?'" mai tyn .i i'r- sldeal dot not bun ( self appear. PICTURESQUE HISTORY A Spirited Story of the Greatest Hero of Antiquity. HISTORY OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT, HIS PERSONALITY AND DEEDS. By Marshall Monroe Kirk man, Illustrated by August Petryl, tvo, pp. ML Chicago: The Cropley I'hiliips i 'ompany. MX- Kirkmau has tastlflad to bis headlong admiration of Alexander in a trio of excellent historical IBPjaj which may i.e heartily recommended to those v,ho have not read them already. He calls Alexander "divine," and praises him above Napoleon and Ca?sar, not only as a OOnojUsror, but as an or? ganizer and administrator of conquered 'm . i ???in ? i ' . i ^ - Tr-iE, Battle, or Issus M fhwifhe Pomp?ien Mosaic reproduced'_ /?n/nf "Hiat-oov orALenANOtR theGbeat territories as well. This history Is ro? mantic, vivid re .ding, a spirited record of an amasing career. The author en? ters with gusto into military matters? armament, rlaaSBB Of soldiers, battle formations, camps, the heavy sierre or- | dinance of that period, and the like, and if, at tllttOB, his enthusiasm Icadd htm rather far. bis book is, as a whole, reliable historically in the older Utarnrs rather than In ths. modern scientific spirit A history of Ah >:ander the threat is always timely, hut tin- one bail ac? quired an increased measure of that quality from recent ?vents in the Near East. Whether the world eonqueror was a Greek, as Mr. Kirkman proves to Ins own satisfaction, a Macedonian, or an Albanian, dooa not matter?the timely interest is there. Hut one can? not lnip sympathising with the claim of the Albanians that be was a son of their race, Which bad dwelt, in its pren? ant borne age? before the Slavs Invaded the Balkan?, ages before the Greeks first appeared In legend and story. Th? book carries the history of Alexander's empire beyond bis death down to the end of bis bouse. The illustrations are Instructive, and there Ifl an Index. CURRENT TALK OF BOOKS AND AUTHORS Mr. Howells's "Shakespearian Fantasy ?Colonel Roose? velt's Book on African Big Game?A New Story by James Lane Allen?The Royal Society. Mr. How dis lias changed the title o? big "Shakespearian Fantasy," nu Bounced by the Messrs. Harper fol publication In May, from "Mon Strange Than True" to "The S> > n am (Janaan at BUntford-on-Avon.'' Tin change is decidedly for tho better. Thl book, as has already been told In these columns, will deal with Its author*! ?trange meeting with the bard at ont of the Stratford festivals, and with tin curious information he received, Mr Hcwells's rip'.-.humor should 01 best in dealing with tho subject so felicitously chosen. Mr. Roosevelt's New Book. i :.. odors Roosevelt bai oci upi< d -i gn at deal of bis leisure time in tho last BOVeral years In preparing "Life His? tories of African 0am? Animals," which is about to be published by the Bcribn tra. it is a Joint production of himself and F.dmund Heller, of the sci? entific department of the Tinted States Natural History Museum, who accom? panied the colonel on bis African ex? pedition. Colonel Roosevelt wrote the hist drafts of the life history account of euch sjiecics and of two of the Intro? ductory chapters. The gem rai plan of each chapter Is, first, to givo an ac <ourit of the family; then the name by which each animal is Known -English, sclontlflo and BAtlvs; than th.? gao graphical range, th? history of the upe cics, the narrative life history, the dis? tinguishing character? <>f th the coloration, the measurements of p. imens, ami the localities from which specimens have been examined, accompanied with a faunal map. The authors give not only their own obser? vations on these points, but add what already has been known I mm the many books and from the records made by observers of many kinds. The book has forty full-page maps and fifty full pa?e Illustrations. It deals with what Is practically a fresh field In natom] history. James Lane Allen Again. it is a long tima ames Jamea Lan? Allen has been beard from. Ile has written a long story ?rhlch "Th" Cen? tury Magasins/* will print complete m its May number. H i.s described as an Idyll of New York City, whose scene is laid In and near the new Cathedral of St. John the Divine, on Morning-snbr Heights, the neighboring Art BchOOl cf the National Academy and St. Luk ?'.-> Hospital being both Included in the set? ting; The May "Century will alga contain an article comparing Hal/.ic with Shakespeare from tho pen of Ceorge Moore. The Royal Society. The Koyal Society of Aits, in Lon? don, has found Its first historian after an existen.-., of nearly 160 years. The author of the work is the society*? pres? ent secretary, Sir Henry T. Wood; its American publlshsra are i:. p, Duttoa & Co, Asnoaag its sarilsal members, bo? eardmg to Sir Henry, were the elder IMtt, Lord North, Lord Kocklngham, Lord Hute and other historic ministers of the time of Qaoraja hi. ami they were In the strange company of John W'ilk? s and Woodfall, th?, printer of th. "letters to Junios." fir. Johnson Is believed t.> have Basan, at on.- of its msettagBi th? ealj sponeh which h? la known to have doMvarad an bis bsjg, (?liver Ooldanalth arnnld bnve offered himself ns a candidate for the post ,,f ??? ? i. tarv I., it for the ri i iiHH I ..r i ?at i ich lo support him. n was Hie ?oclety'a - ft. K-; t.. introduc? Ihi bh ad fruit irai into the W id tadlSfl win h sndod in Hie mu tiny of the Bounty and th.I? onlsatlon of Pltcairn [Bland. Nothing la?, outside it.i province, it encouraged with equal energy the unproved meth? ods of hygiene, of saving life at sea, of the ventilation of mines it award, d a : medal for the Invention of the transparent drawing 6late. It was i\<?< ply Interested in the planting of ' for basket making, In the Dutch system of curing herrings, the use of machines for chimney sweeping, tn ad? vocating copyright legislation and the n form of postal laws it has, In brief, worked strenuously fur the general In? ? '' I ?? of know h dge, culture and us. I'ul I ry. Yoats's Achievement. in ? searching little article on Will lam Butler Veals and the Irish literary movement in the London "Bystander" Holbrook Jackson reaches tiii striking conclusion: it la one or the ironies, of propaganda thai Yeats himself, Inspirer, nay. creator of the Irish literary movement, should In his own work have hit wideal of the mark at which he aimed. Yeats has added to the exclusive treasury of English lyric po try, he baa slven poetic chama to Ireland, and he has giren to romance a new wlstfulneas; but to the folk, to those whose Interest In art la far behind thetr real In life, he has given almost noth? ing. Bynge wrote plays which so affected the common people tl at they had ' played under police protection, and Lady Gregory has written plays which have moved her people much as the novels of Charles Dickens moved ua Bui Yeats, whose craving has over been to affect the common heart of man, has succeeded chiefly m arousing the admiration of cultured j.copie who take the same s..it of academic Interest In blm as they do In Keats or Wordsworth. He has been an Influence rather than an achievement "In the Vanguard." While the stage production of Katrina Trask*s peace play. ??The Van? guard." promised last fall, lias beep de? ferred, the drama continues to be Widely read for the sake of IIS message. The Ma.tmllan <'ompany has now Issued It. In Its low-priced Standard library Edit ion. "The Arden Shakespeare." "Romeo and Juliet," edited by Pro? fessor Robert Edgar Law, bas ben added tO this bandy school edition of Shakespeare by I). (\ Heath & Co. It la the Oral of some ton additional rol? uiii.s planned to complete the serfs, whose general editor is Dr. Charles H Herford, of the University of Manches? ter. The plan followed In the edition la to present the plays In their literary aspect, and not merely as material for the study of philology and grammar. The "Romeo and Juliet" gives In its appendix the more interesting readings of the Eirst Quarto, several earlier ver? sions of the story, and a simple treat? ment on meter. The Most Discussed Novel of the Year By W. B. MAXWELL The new year will be growing old before a better novel appears. -A'. V. fJsBf ??-it S.Hi?..ii... rVBoff.l ??i Tffi. ?""?> MtHHIl I <<), fnMul.su PLOT AND ACTION IN NEW NOVELS Mostly Adventure and Deeds of Derring-Do on Sea and Land. . RAJPUT CHIVALRY. RUNO ii"' By Talbot lluady. limo, pp, 171. Charles Bcrlbner's Sors. Mr. Ifundy gives us in this hook a Botable addition to the rotnance of fhe Indian Mutiny. Here are true men. Anglo-Saxons and Itahometans, men of honor, loyalty and bravery. It is. Indeed, in these strongly drawn fig? ures tii.it the ini< real of the story <?. li? tres aven more than In Its ten* situ? ations and the 'rapid unfolding of II drama. "Chotah" Cunningham, tl and grandson of cotnmandera of these proud men of a lighting race, is? to be tested i., fore they wilt acknos him their leader-, worthy of their an? questioning allegiance. And so they ic.si htm ? i many wajs on the ? ? of the ouii.teak, against the chief of a marauding hill tribe, In the n terious dark of a breathless Indian night. With all the lests that mark a true man. West or East. Tier.' la BS line a note of chivalry In all tins as In the moel romantic tales of media -1 I knighthood, and the Oriental setting gives it a glamour of Its own. The story is Strikingly original; no where In ils pages has Its author had recours" to the conventions and tra? ditions, the obvious "properties" of the action ot Its kind. And as Cunningham passes his ordeals and wins his spurs, there is awaiting him elsewhere the daughter of a Scotch missionary. alone and undefended with her father , in S hotbed of Hindu Intrigua and treachery, ready to strike. The at? mosphere of place and ti:n?> is: vividly reflected. Here is a piece of work that deserve? a hearty welcome from those who love a stirring story, admirably well told. A COMPLICATED CASE. THE WOMAN'S LAW. Bi htaravene Thompson. Illustrated by w. D. Gold beck, i.'nio. pp ai Th.: Prederlck a. Btokes Company. Opening with all the appearance of a novel with a feminist mission, this rapidly develops into one of situation ami plot. A man cornmits morder. His wife, fcr the sake of bet" child, helps him to escape the disgrace . of arrest and conviction, she finds his "double" a man who has lost all mem? ory of h la own past. Hare coincidence reaches very far, indeed, but tho re? sult justities the means, so far as the rcad.r is o m crncd. Mo possible de? velopment ami complication Inherent In the plot has hem neglected by the author. There Is the puzzled alienist. He, of course, works OH the theory of double personality, but as the mau um der his caro gradually recovera bis mental balance, though not. the recol? le, non of his past, science (a Baffled by the unprecedented contradi tlons of s ? which offers not a single point of contact between the two personallti Naturally the do? tor crows suspicious. The ?und patlenl returns to his sup? posed wife, and the woman, who had sent away s faithless dranhard, finds herself face to fBl 8 with B high-minded, cultured gent! ni. who believes that the love he t ? for her dates from beyond that blank In his memory. Herein lies tho tense Interest of the story- in the woman's sense of guilt. In her anomalous position, and In the approaching eSBOBUrS of her pb-t. There Is a note of deeper feeling, of course; In short, the book Is capital reading; the interest being kept alive Until the very last (?age. THE SPANISH MAIN. Tin: WASP. By Theodore Good Roberts. Illustrations by B. M I l2mo, pp. KB The <i. W. DMIingham i lompanj. It is a long time since a good new ? lie of ((?racy has come our way, where? fore "The Wasp'' Is doubly wel.-onie. It Is the "real stutT." which mean'', for one thing, thai the author has taken the trouble to familiarise himself with the historic facts. And, in the second place, he tells W.mincing a story that it may well be that be found among these facts the record of the younger non of a Berkshire baronet who la bis hero, Fur? thermore, there is here plenty of action and Bghtlng and duelling, of gambling und drinking; but it is all kspt within tbs bounds of good taste; ai,,| the in wu TINGFANG America Tbramh the Spectacle? ?f an Orirntal Diplomat ?Vu Tirnji?ng write? as he ulk?. E\ervbod" rrm.-mher? vi? witt?, ?r.r-wd sav.nj?. ?lien ba ?<^ '. ! -? M;ni*ter. His boa'.-, i? wicten as :f :o ?xplun theaa ^M^if l'paeH vfaffa to tht l hmese. It touches on nesrlv every - thinfj. feminism, hatpinv stv'.es, th? President.. b*re>?jrd Caricinr,, even religion. We shall all UuRh o.-er it and do ?oroe real thinkihi $: *>"? v.'. OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY By LOUIS P. BRAND?IS If xou ho.tr money :% n Bank ?r >av\n.t Fund, this ts a book for Vor. Simnle, concise, avoiding abrtruse theories, it n-.akes clear to everyor.e just what is ?Tons hita" our present money methods and whdt new methods should replace them It ia an up bairdinr. book S 1.00 ml. toxdekxck a. rrovm ooarpajrr rtO>Uah?n Mew r-rt "Masterly it is" f?i. By W. B. MAXWELL In it? art it is a thousand leagues ahead of the many flimsy romances dealing with auch subjects. ? Chicago Trihune At aU Rooinlkn. Pria SlJ'ntl THE DOBPSMERR1LL CO. PUIkktn humanity, the appalling wh ders < omtnitted by ti. ? unduly In I h .1 upon Tin 11 Is a no' 'I conapitcatlon in the sent, nsoi over, British navy and that both ! that the pirate*? brother aervee th? rame woman. For tho et Ut ret lacking. W% get more (ban a ? of on? of tho a oxh ens of th< freebooters who held their uncertain ? . ? ? of < II; and th< ? ? la here an attractive sdventun humble tail? r* daughter. Ths I again, In the service .t Queen Anne, under the great Lord Bet.bow. once more : ugge h I: it Mr. Rob? I told ti" a Btory based on romantic fa I LOTUS EATING. FELICIDAD. The Romantic adventure? of an Enthuaisetic Young Pessimist By Rowland Thomas lltuatrstlona by Henry Roth. Uino, pp. Bi BOStSC Little. Brown & I o. Lifo without effort or care, under a smiling sky, among ?Imple, happy people?this ts what Mr. Thomas brlng3 to us from an Island In tht> Pa? cific, to help us forget for a while tie worries and utress of this workaday world. It I? pure fancy, but it :s fancy welt KU*talnr>d. "Felicidad" the Isle of Happiness?the title mereU* suggests the genuine poetic charm of till? tale, the more charming becauai there Is no purpose underlying It all. no effort at B MW l.'topla to mike ua wiser and better. We tro nlwaya nia? enough and good enough to enter auch a dream as tbis of rest and content? ment, of good-will toward our feliow belngs and dawning happiness for our? selves. The story Is gossamer, of course, phot with pink and gold, U?sOS? woof one cannot unrtvrl without blanking the threads, /nd eo what plot there Is must be l?ft to the reader; It is the felicitous manner af the telling that counts. Ihe life and the atmosphere of this island in th? tirent South Sea are mostlj Spanish - the Indolent llfo and atmosph?re rf Mexico bOfor? the tJrlngo came and FRANK NORRIS Again A posthumous work by the author of "The Pit," "The Octopus," "McTengue." VANDOVER AND THE BRUTE By FRANK NORRIS A story the manuscript of which was lost for over ten years and survived the San Francisco fire. It is a powerful studv of the gradual degeneration of a man who mi?ht have been an artist but for his uncon qacrabls luivt of doing th? easiest thing, \andover (?11 a prev to the Brule within him?the Unite that is the "other side" of all ot us. la this Cas? the Btrufgt? becomes more dramatic baggage of the uncanny form the beast lakes In Vandovcr's imapination. OUT TO-DAY Net $1.35.