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THE SPRINGTIME OUTPUT OF AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS
Choice Gleanings From the Publishers' Spring Catalogues Announcements forthcoming Volumes and News of the Pi*?*k World T;ri gaagktoa Mlfiia Company I 1 -' **??*?? ** ??*???' , ,,* -ratasses wblel ?es kasr? taken , r, ia levie-eitiK mont favora r, ,? taeS? column*?: Kleanor 11 t'Trt-r'? -The Koad to Understand .. [j, ttlng Together" "'? ..p.;p" ?* S. MeCta tacles *" Yttc*-" r.ttgenis Brooks Prctl h? .', -Th? Way of iaa Wind," Hn.l *_'f ;;?t, which is h long ... g?? II. Heerhohm Iran's ?Votliint Matts?s. William MacLeod loa Trail." Colonel une? Mor' s Morgan's "?Raeolloetieni !.. ? , Nicolas'? 'caa-p- i " i1????** Omat)ortm "AB Old Ne** I , g, taue] raisons'? edi c? PrinOS luckier von afaskau's .iirdeninp-." ?. .,*-?? d Raaary " "Toai Nntiornl CL - i pard's "A UMly rint/" Wiggle's aa? S?'cV ? Mother." and Olesrtt's "The Bad Indian Fsirj ~-.f io m pan y rank iBior.t ' ' ""r1""^1'' ?T**'w ?" . >( ; - tibia k.njr. I-. ," l'y 1' lo?don: "Amen? ?n ***}?? ;! To-d*^ r' ? ' * j Z"| - n.r." hr QOSSO. Lor.r" * ' ? announce !,y the late A. . ' -, ,-.-.' bj "he KeT Wslter ... ' ?'".?. "The Hiatory ?f Zi? '? ' Prajico, " Kaymond," by p?0]' h?k - ": ??*? -?l*-**-**-"*^." by Mar?: 'j g ' ?"* *A Ger? man - - ' K,??'PIMenuP"; ????ie* ' ? : v alease* War Finance." - :. ??*m,:i>; - or humor?! . ' ? ..-.ir Alian Poo, Jaun -," ! ;. Marpar - I Bmfii ? &? Co. have lately ? uns ,._.. ' ?Iwarrt .1. ?'Brif" si ' r'',r'e.n T-rpv forthrominf*. "i he -,.'"' ni Klondike true, A*e ilbro Bart ' ' ' ?vor.?? rt ? "Sup? rloT?, Ihe Hu?. ? ' ' ' ' hard | Ule of \ er ry Dugard A Now Kipling Book ? ? A Co. have pub n ssage to . dignified Util? ? M:i:.ir out by R ; lyard \ D ?"? rsitj "t . ? ? -??!.'? : rst n M " Harriet announces ?.' ?? me Ban ? Howe Bancroft. . ?? th and Jap '? luing three r.otabk- rorl tion: "Daybr? . ..." tctralog* ? ?"; Katl revelations entitled "The Cirl." und Gertrude S. Mut the*-*?'s "Treasure" Their hit of poeti ? . ompi ' ics Loui ? I ntenneyer'i "lh. ? Times" sn?| hi? tran?lntion o? Heme; "Peacock P e," by W.tlter Dala mare, and "Poems <?f Knrth'a Mean injr." by Kichard Hurton. Of hook? on .Irani?, ami sAsU '.hey hu?,? Ott* Holler's translation of Lesaing'? V ? i von Itarnhelm." Richard Bur ton's "Shaw, the Man and the Mask." grows'? "Hay Production in America," iind Rollamf's "Iteethoven." Other notable ho?.k? are Flournoy'? "I'ln losoBhy of William .lam.*?." "Batter Meat? for Leas Money." Haaen's "French Revolution and Napoleon," Sheila Kitve Smith'? "(inlswoithy," I?.- S. Crandall's "Pets ami I her Care." and lsnmh Bowiaaa'l "Andes ?>f ?n Peru." lA?r?l CHarnwaod's admirable "Llfs of Abraham Lincoln" i ?>' the mosl successful of their recent publications, V, V. Putnam's Sons are publi?hin*r "Antony Gray? Gardener* by I Pi ... Sfoore, the author of "The Peacock Feather"; "Mrs. Norton's Cook Hook." by Mrs. J. V. Norton, well known as a contributor to journal? un hou?ehold topic?-; a populnr edition .?t Paul Gerald y ("The War, ? ? Chart?? "??rihner'a aoma.) - tmbridge Hook of Poetrv for .i narrative poem entitled Song 0f ? .'? by Miss Grace Denio Lltchfield, and "Spanish " . 10th ? entury," by ? Byne Bnd Mildred Stanley. will publish on Apr.I L'T "The Brand, by James B. Hendryx, a a !??' "north ?>'" '".?I"; "The h Heap," by Kit:?; "1000 Thin-** Should Know." by Mao Savell (icv. and n new- hook by . \V. Dresser entitled "Han.l r the New Thouiiht." Other mi their spring list ?ire "The ? ,,-. , | hy V. Vf. In the Suburbs," by 1: MacMahon; "I.ove and .i volume of poems, by I ?'., ntiss; "The Way to Study Bir I?," ty Co onel ?I- P. Ku?er. ? umber of important w-orks from nbridgc Uni* ? tj Press. "Billy" Sunday lohn I "?? inston Company is publishing "1 lay: The Man and lessage"; "Fore-Armed," b pre ,oV by Granville Fortescue; ?ful Fai mil i-'-" by Frank P. Gardner; "Business Law for Business Men," by Judge Utley E. Crane; "Rus ?ell H. Conwell," by Agnes Rush Burr; .--. 1'ntnces First Aid Hook," by Jane Eayre Fryer; "Poverty and Riches," l.v Scott Nearlngj "The Little the Luxembourg," hy Her Adams Gibbons, and "Auction ,? ions," by Milton C. Work. I \Y. Luce ? Co. announce "Plays IRVING BACHELLER'S NEW NOVEL THE LIGHT IN THE CLEARING By the Author of EBEN HOLDEN j |y/il.. Bachelier lias written THE ?LIGHT IN THE ] 1V1 CLEARING with groat skill and heart, and fine and true perception. It is as wholesome and tonic as a wind from out of its own North Woods, and, popular as have been his former books, it deserves a wider reading than anv of them, because it is a bigger and better book. -?.V. Y. Timm Ith.-trotcci hi, .hthnr ?.Keller. /-Vies $1.10 *?<?' I III-. BOBBS-MEsRRJLL t ().. PuM '? ; - Of ??o?)? und Men," by I <>i<| Dunsaiv*' I 'The Journal of m Author," selection? i from the journal of Dostoievsky, an.I shestov's "PennUiaatc Woti|. " A. ?'. McClarg k ?'?>. contribute t.? Wie ?pnng trade some rrteritnrinui vol urnes "The Druid Pata/ hv Maml. Him Ryan; "The Son of Tersan," h?, r.dgar Rice Burroughs." and "The Itu tier of Wind It i v?i." t?v Q \v. Often, thrt? capital Works of fiction. Other sre "The Diary of an Expectant Mother"; "Am? iua's Relations t?, War and Pence." hy John William Purges?; "vin Pacio," hy Harold McCormlek, "I tie Diary of n French Army ?hap '?." ??) AI.he Felix Klein, "I he Kail road Problem,-**by Edward Hanterford; 'The Japanese Invasion," hy Jesse Frederick Steiner; "t'ltitnnte Demur ':?<*> and It? Making," by Mowell A. Sims, and many others. ?lames I'ott & Co. have in press for issue thia month "The Story ?,f Bt Paul's Ufe and Letters," hv Dr. Pater i son Smyth. Harper A Bros, will publish ne\t week "Second Youth." a novel by Allan I'pdegrntT, and the following hooks f?.r Iveangei readers: "Miss LIT Tweetty," by Louise Clarke Pyrnellc; "Strange I Stories of the ??rent Valley." t?v John ! ston (?rosvenot. nii?l "Happai Ihe Life ' ot n Bee," by Walter MeCaieb. Car? : rent works of interest from their press include "The Hits of the Man. by Charles Rann Kennedy; "Lloyd George, by Frank Dilaot; "To the I.a^t Penny," hy Edwin Lefebrt, and "The Offender ntid His Relations to Law and Society," l'y B?rdet te c. Lewis. They nre sand? ing to press for reprints the following hooks: "A Voice in the Wilderness." hv ?.race I, 11. Lut/.; "Daisy Miller" by Henry James; "Sister Cnrrie," by Theo? dore Dreiser; "A-B-C of Automobile Driving," by Alpheus Hyatt Verrtll; "Sudden Jim." by Claretic?? Budingtun Kelland," and 'The MoOBStor Wilkie Collins. A Mexican Wnr Diaiy by The Princeton I'niversity Press pub? lished on April 7 the "Mexican War Diary of George It. MrClrllan," edited by Profesaar William Starr Myers, ol Prineeton University. Another April hook from this press is "Physical Chemistry of Vital Phenomena," a? .1 F. MeCltndon, assistant profesaar "! physioloay In the University ?>f Min? nesota Medical School. Scheduled for early publication are four uniform vol? ume? of special interest to New York ? m because of their authorship: "The Administration of an American City." by Mayor Mitchel; "Health Protection," by Dr. Haven Kmersoti; "Municipal Utilities," by City ?'hamherlain Mile II. Malthie, and "Crime Prevention," by Police Commissioner Arthur Woods. MofTtt, Yard & Co. lead their sprinr list with a "History of the Voluntary Aid Detachment in England," by Kath? leen Burke, and "Shooting for Boys," I by A. F. Collins two timely and practi? cal volumes. They also publish Adlers "The Neurotic Constitution." Blister's "The Psychoanalytic Method" and Coriat'? "What is Psychoanalysis?" They arc about to issue "Britain's Civilian Volunteers," by ThekU Bow? ser, a most timely and interesting work. Alfred A. Knopf publishes Kornilov's "Modern Rassian History," a -?rent I work; W. 11. Davies'a "Autobiography of a Super-Tramp," with an ?ntrodur tion by Bernard Shaw; Kose Strunaky's translation of "The Journals of Leo Tolstoy," James Oppenheim'?? poems. "The Rook of Self," and several other Interesting works. The A. W. Shnw Company has just : issued "The Wool Industry," hv Paul T. ? Cherlngton. assistant professor In mar? keting in the Graduate School ?,f easi? ness Administration, Harvard Univer? sity, the first volume of the series of I "American Industries: Studies in Their 1 ' ?'ommercial Problems," edite.I hv E?l- I , win F. Gay, dean of the Graduate j ! School of Business Administration, 1 I Harvard I'niversity. Good Books of Many Kinds The George II. Doran Company's j spring lift is literally "too numerous! to mention. It comprises works of al! I classes?war, philosophy, fine arts,] I fiction ?and among the volumes are ? j some of the year's greatest successes. ; Little, Brown ?- Co. announce for i this month "Starr of the Desert," a I ' no? novel of Western life, by B. M. ? 1 Bower; "Six Major Prophets," by Ed ? I win V.. Slosson, a companion book to | 1 hie admirable "Major Prophets of To? day"; Five Plays." hy George Fit--.- ' I maurice, the Irish dramatist, and "The ! ' Candy Cook Book," by Alice Bradley ; a varied list, typical of the rarijre of | I first rate publications which this ) house is putting forth. "The Hornet's Nest," "Limpy" and other hooks have taken their places among the successes ? of this spring*. P. J. Korrdy e\- Sons are meeting ! with much favor for "Dark Rosaleen," | by M. K. Frnncis, and "The History of I the 8inn Fein Movement and the Irish ? Rebellion of 1916." Charles Scrihner's Sons have put and are putting upon the spring market some singularly interesting works. I "The War, Ma?1ame." hy Paul ('eraldy; "Bringing Oil Barbara," hy Mrs. I Train; "The Madness of May," hy Mer? edith Nicholson, and "Jan an?l Her ' Job." by Mrs. Harker, aro literary gems of the first water. Other works from their press are Henry Fairtield Oshorn's "The Origin and Fvolutinn ! of Life," in which the author taker- the , initial steps toward a new conception ? I of evolution and heredity; "Plays by Jacinto Benavente," a representative ' collection of four of the dramas of ! the famous Spanish dramatist; "The Celt and the World," a survey of the ] Celtic march through history, by , Shane Leslie, and "The Amateur Phi j losopher," a treatment of the abstract ' problems which every man who is an I amateur philosopher and who is not?i must grapple with, by Carl II. ?irahn, of th?' I'niversity of ?"hicago. In the , way of fiction one novel has a curi SHOESTRINGS ^?/MAXIMILIAN FOSTER A'l'lni nt -Rlrh itu Poor ttnn, ? ? When Mr. Tarn? beat the bucket ?hop he cleaned up thousand? H? ttir???v up his ?ein as fl??or?fR?l.ei an?t s-tai-t??-! to *?? a real t,T.:\e man a so-IhI ll*ht. Km. *'>?? army ef sharks after his money, his fatal mlKtak?? Of. Inviting Sit tl M*? Wallop's hnsr-Ur? ?<> his pretrSattOM bungalow, and desea ether unforeseen ?*11fR- i! i'.e*>. make his so-lsl flight sh??r' ' i' eventful Real ?hi? re-x t??x>k. "It's fsM fit several laughs to SOI th* least " PI Tie?*. A t all rttsokseUfS 11 ?" THIS IS ?AN APPUETON aooK S The Outlook, of the Book Trade Optimiam prevail? in the outlook of publishers upon the spring ami, indeed, the whole future book trade. The last year has been uros pCTOus, and that prosperity is expected to continue, even in spite of the implication of the United States in the war. "The book publishing busi? ness," say Charles S<:tibner'*i ,Son?\ "is sound after three years of war. The prospeit es] the spring season would lie a very pleasant one if it were not shadowed over by war in our own country. To judge the result of this in difficult, especially since the extent of our participation cannot bo gauged. Hut our own view is optimistic, especially so on account of a soring list of unusual variety and interest." "Many of the booksellers, like the rest of us." sa"' Henry Holt & Co., "are unsettled as to what the war will mean for th^,r business and ours. We exnect that, after a few week.*, as many of us find out that life rocs on in much the same routine as before, there will be at least the normal interest in books and reading, and very likely an increased interest in hooks on historical, governmental and social questions, snd possibly America itself .may be flooded with its own war books." "The nenrral outlook of the spring business," say MofTat, Yard & Co., "is good." "With business men paying more an?! more attention to the de? velopment of their own businesses," say the A. W. Shaw Company, "there is naturally to be expected an increase in business book sales this spring. . . . We believe that the immediate future for business books is more than usually pi -musing." "Present indications," say the Houghton Mif?lin Company, "point to a successful spring season in our business." "At this moment," said H. W. Huehs-ch, just before the declaration of war, "the outlook for the spring book trade is excellent, but if war comes I presume that all of our plans will go by the board, because the very fact of war implies demoralization. ' "The general outlook of the spring publishing trade," Say the Fred? erick A. Stokes Company, 'is excellent, hut no one can forecast the effect of our entrance into the w.u. We may find that the time of the people is so taken dp with reading newspapers, periodicals, etc., that can give promptly the news and views of the day, that they will be turned away from books If this does not occur, the spring season of 1917 should be most active." "In our opinion," say Small, Mayn-rd & Co., "the general outlook of the spring publishing business is good." "The general ?outlook for the publishing trade," says Alfred A. Knopf, "seems to be exceedingly good. The more serious non-fictional works are going better than ever before." "We look upon the general outlook for spring trade." say the Page Company, "quite optimistically, in spite of the imminent war. There is every indication that American publishers will enjoy a more satisfac? tory business, and the curtailment of publishing, due to adverse manu? facturing conditions, will undoubtedly bear fruit in the production of 'fewer and better books'." "The general outlook for the spring trade," say P. J. Kcnedy & Sons, "may be considered as highly satisfactory for publisher!, excepting, perhaps, those whose books are issued on a very small margin of profit, i.nd who ?"on?.equently will suffer from the higher cost of manufacture" "The high cost of living, the scarcity and high price of paper, as well as the increased cost of printing and binding," say the Cupples ?4 Leon Company, "tend to the result of eliminating the poor quality of books. The people are reading with a discrimination rarely if ever used before, and the publications of this spring arc being based on that condition of the reading public." ou? adventitious interest, -"The Amer? ican Ambassa ??"; it.-s author, a man ot ex tan sire diplomatie experience, naturally uses an limed same upon u novel which realistically presents the life In an American Embassy andei s er.sis. A Study of Europe The Century Company Is put* rtf for??.ar'l a varied list of interesting hooks, which includes a timely volume by T. Lothrop Stoddard, entitled "Pres? ent Hay Europe; Its National of Mind." "not. n story of current events, hut n study of Europe's of miml when the ?rar broke out." England, Germany, France, At Hungary, Bussia, the Balkan coui Turkey and the Moslem East, Seandina via, Belgium, Holland, Bpain and Porto gal ail sre treated from this view? point "Slippery McGee," by Marie Conway <>?mler, is th.- story of s bur? glar, s priest, M>ni>- butterflies snd Mary Virginia. "British Exploits in South America: A History of British Activities m Bxploratien, Military Adventure, Di? plomnry. Science ?nd Trad.. In I?atin Amerii'.'.," bj \\. II. Koebel, I? an In ? ?? ng seeount of I Englishmen who opened up the ern continent "Inside the B i ? ' by Arthur (?Icasoii, is announced to appeal in May, Mr, Oies on has h> en studying eondit Ions in Ei ? since the ?outbreak of the war. Hi? conclusions are based upon his personal investigation, and the problems facing the new Kn-*luii?l at ' 0? the war pre discussed from all standpoints political, i ? liiiini? and ? o nomic. Th?- Jol n Lan? Company is nublish in-- to-day "S.'h PI ander," ? tale i rentare in th<- South Baas, by II. de Ver? Btacpole; "The Wanderer on ? Thousand Hills," a romanee of the <?n ental world, by Edith (v*herry? "The End of tin? Blight," a noveliza! on ?.!" s typical American miniature I by Barton Kim??: "Mr, Cashing and Mlle, de Chastel," a F ranee-American romance, by France? Ramsey, and "Giddy Mrs. Goadyer," th?? story of a i"ii.|iii? divorce proceeding, by Ml Horace Tremlett. At the end ef April they will publish a volume of Letters in War Time under the title of "Carry On." by Coniiiffsby Dawsoa, who has been actively engaged at the front since early last autumn as a lieutenant in the Canadian Field Artillery serving in France. The Punk &. vYagnalls Company have among the best works on their spring list Professor Camden M. Cobern's "The New Areha'olof'i al Discoveries,** which deals with the bearing of th?-?? discoveries on the New Testament and on ?social eondi tions ill the days of tie prim live Church; "How to Choose thl Vocation." by Holmen W. Mcrton; "A Desk-Booh of Twentj ftve Thouasnd Worths Frequently Mispronounced,"by I?r. Frank 11. Vizetelly; "Alcohol?Its Relation to Huinaii Efficiency ind Longevity," by Dr. Eugene Lyrasn Fisk; ''The Conditions Of I/ahur in American Industrie?." by W. Jett I.auck and Edgar Sydenstricker; "The American Postofllee," by Haniel C. Roper, formerly First Assistant Post master (!.'lierai, i.ii.l "Advi. . to \\ ""' en," by Florence Stacpoole, as revised to conform to American practice by Lydia E. Anderson, president of the State Hoard of Nur?e Kxatniner? of New York. For Pre? paredness V.. V. Datton a Co. are issuing 'The Call of th<? Republic," by Colonel Jennings C. Wise, of Bichmond, v.i, a plea for universal n Hitar] training, ??i? h an introduction bj (icneral Wonderful Man of the Jungle Is Korak The Son of Tarzan Another Great Stcry Edgar Rue Burrtughs All Bookstores A. C IdcCLURG It CO.. Pi-Mi-*.**-? i ' enard Wood; "Grapes af Wrath," i a-ar boolt by Boyd Cable, and ne? editions of "Erewhon" and "'l h?? Note Britton Publishing Compan annout. "Tho Boad of Ambition," i by Elaine Sterne; "Laugh an? I-;*?'." by Douglas Fairbanks; ".' .Thousand Way? to Please ? Bui band"; s booh of recipes, etc., li? li, nnetl Weaver; "How t. ! Indigestion and "How t? Disordei i," by Robert on Wallace, and "The Practical Huitk ' 'l.'' by A. F. Voak. The Frederick A. :?t?kes Campan] j are highly successful with Robert Hieben-'.s "In the Wilderness" and Honor? Willaie'i "Lydia of the 1'ines.' i Their ?nno ::.rlu?l?? "I, Mary MacLane," by the author of "The Story of Mary MacLane"; Dr. Montessori'i "I'lie Advanced Montessori Method.' Arthur on's "Du.' l'ait in the (?rent War." Richardson Wright's "Tile 1' : An hit? rpretation," and "Open Una's," by Alfred N'oyes, n brief ac? count of th.? experience? ?.** th?' cr,.ws snd | sis torpedoed !>v German ;uhinarines a lone: distance from land. Mr. Nages P"' In? ma? ..-n th?- record? .if "ii? ih Admiralty and from talks with vors. The Clippie* <*? I,eon Company brine to th.? spring trad.? two new ?fries of I the i mi' - ..f two new au? thor?. "Harry Harding, Messenger IS," by Alfred Raymond, tells ("he ailven of ?oui?, bright boy-. |n a <;<? ?>nif meat store. "Parsy Carroll, at Wilder ness Lodge," by Grace ??onion, is s lively outdoor story for girls. To tho "Motor Boy? Series" is added, "Ned, Boh and Jerrj en s Ranch," by Ciar? ence Young; and to the "Baseball Joe i? "Baseball .'<"? la the World Series," l". Lester ? hadwiek. The "Dorothy Dale Senes" bas a new book h\ Margare! Penrose, "Dorothy Dale's Engagement," and the "Ruth Fielding Series" "Ruth Fielding at College," by Alice H. Emerson. Hook? nit Russia The l'??re Company publmh Ram baud'- standard "History of Russia" and N'.-vin (?. Winter's "The Russian Empire of To-day and Yesterday", Montgomery Rollins's "Money and in? vestments"; Archie Bell's "The Spell of China"; Mrs. Henry Haekus's new novel. "A Place in the Sun"; Mary E. '? "\ it'i/inin, of Kilt Creek Val? ley," a sequel to "Th? ?iirl trom the Big Horn Country"; Richards's "Blue Bonnet Debutante S and Alice 1 Allen's "Rosemary." The Four Seas Company have taken over Btanwood Cobb's novel of Turki-it life, "Ayesha of the llosphorus." Tht y will also Issue tins spring Mr. Cobb's study of Oriental philosophy, "The ? al Mysticism " Snlly <v Kleintaieh have issued "Doubloon? i?'"l ih" Girl," by John Maxwell Forbee, anil "Ihe Mission of Janice ?lay," by Helen Heeciu-r Ron-;; ami are about to put forth "The Study hii?I Enjoyment of Pictures," by Ger? trude Richardson Brigham; "Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper," hy .limes A. Cooper; "Lucile, Bringer of Joy," by Elisabeth IM. Dumeld; "One Thousand Literary Questions and Answers," by Mary E. Kramer, and "Fortunes and Dreams," by A?tra Cielo. The Thomas Y. Crowd! Comnsny ??ill issue tin? month "Th.? Immediate t? <<( the Great War." by Oliver Perry Chitwood; "New Thought Chris? tianiaed," by .lames M. Campbell; "The Spirit of the New Thought," by Hor? atio W. Dn "The Treloara," by Mary Fisher, and "l!..w to Develop Ifo ? Personality," by Clare Tree Maj ?r. Good Work by Boy Scouts Tin; not -' "' m on ? si ?adi se usa? w .VHllkm klrk-wl :. Cr .???i A ''? Mr. Quirk's knowledge of technical devict rn to manufact ure s new Hoy Scout book, containing surprises, suspense and the other dra ; mat: v huh seem indis Ipensable to fiction for hoys. In doin-** thii the Bey Si outi 1 their true abil:t> te - ?curs ?? forma, but he is justi? 1 ? east twe ons. First, it i- likely that downright m, v.ith the disillosioameat it. - carnes in it? wake, il not for I people. It often goe? for a better aaderstaadiag of life in older i? . i I? who read, let us hay, Arnold but it takes a consummate artist ? preseal n?.' d ?ruths to the yoi ng a trout destroying the optimism whiea la I I sr the best early growth. ."-??.t.;. the Boy Scout movement i? i ?? ? ihi.n en) of the deeds it has yet done. That is because it is eseea Idealistie, and aun* hijth. Po tentialty, it i? ?me af the j*re?t forces for good in our modern time?, and i ? n.- rai ked with that other Rreat j roluatary orifani/.ation, the Red ( ros? ?"Should Be the Chum of Every Soldier?Officer or Private t> The clean play is the most successful of all plays. Clean literature and clean womanhood are the keystones of civilization. Not a store in New York, Brooklyn, Boston, or elsewhere has been able to supply the demand for MY UNKNOWN CHUM, "the cleanest and best all-around book in the English language." 'Ule Is too short tor reading inferior books"?Bryce MY UNKNOWN CHUM ("AGUECIIEKK") foreword hy HENRY GARRITY "An Ideal (hum." You will read it often and like it better the oftener you read it? once read it will be your chum m it is now the chum of thousands. You will see France, llelgium, Kngland, Italy and America?men and woman in a new light that has naught to do with th* horrors of war. It fulfils to (he letter Ivord Rosebery's definition of trie three-fold function of a book? ?TO FURNISH INFORMATION, LITERATURE, RECREATION" y What Critical Iiook-I/ivers Say: SIR MIARLAS riTZPATRICK, Chief Justice of Canada/ " 'My Unknown Chum' Is n wonderful book. I can repeat some of the pages almost by heart. I buy it to ?/*'? e to those I love and to Iriends who can appreciate a good book." PHILIP GIBBS, most brilliant of the English war correspondents: "'My I'nknown ?"hum' is delightful." COL P. A. IIEYGATE LAMBERT, Cavalry Club, London : "'My I'nknown Chum' delighted me." GOVERNOR DAVID I. WALSH, of Ma8*achu ?i'tts: "'My I'nknown Chum' I cannot too strongly rxpr<*RS the pleasur?? and companionship I found in this excellent book. It Is all that Is claime?! for it even ?Ore, It is not only a companion, but a friend." J. A. Jl'DD, of The Literary Digest: "I love hooks. I love my libran, in wlveh rue more than three hundred of the world's beal work?. If driven by adversity to a hall hcdni'ini, I could select live hooks that would supply me with delightful reading matter for the remainder of my day? the first selection would he 'Mv I'nknown ?'hum.'" THE NEW YORK SIN: "Th?\v don't write such English nowedsy?. The hook is charming." (ARDI?AL GASQIET, the world's foremost scholar: "I have read 'Mv Unknown Chum' with the ?greatest possible pleasure." ALICE M. BRADLEY, author of the Belaseo production "The Governor's Lady": : "The title 'My L'nknown Chum' most aptly describes the hook. It is a chum, a confidant, with old-time mann?rs and nil-time observation and philosophy. He takes you with him end delights you. What delicious humor!" THE BAKER A TAYLOR COMPANY the larf e>t wholesale bookseller??: "'My Unknown Chum' is a wonderful book - appeals to the cultivated classes has * remsrk able sale. We sell more copies than we do of many 'best selling' novels." Youth ripening into manhood or womanhood will find MY UNKNOWN CHUM the best of comrades? all through life. Preachy? Not a bit of it! He is a delightful chum who introduces you to about all that is worth while. He will go with you to the theatre?take you behind the scenes if you like, tell you about the art, the soul of the play-house, with never a word or thought of the sensualistic rubbish that features only the flesh-mummer, her toothbrush brilliancy and the stage door?that leads to so many family scandab, domestic wreckage and divorce. $1.50 ?Net Postpaid $1.65 AT BOOKSTORES OR THE DEVIN-ADAIR COMPANY, Publuhm, 437 F.fth Ave.,New York, ?. S.A. Mr. Quirk, then, is justified in making the Scouts in his hook accomplish in a brief space of time things which In real life they might accomplish in the long run. In this book we see the Scouts at ; their best. The Black Eagle patrol starts in to cl?*an up, liven and edu? cate a hopelessly dead city, wh?>ti even the Mayor admits nothing can be done. Before the end of the story they have waked up the citizens, secured har? mony amonir the aldermen, brought a newspaper to town, secured a waiting room for transients, drummed up trade for the local dealers, cleaned the streets, Induced un up-to-date manu? facturer tu bring his factory t?> the city, "converted" a recalcitrant young? :trr and changed public sentiment in favor of building a high school. It i- doubtful If eight children could ever do such wonders in real life yet Mi*. Quirk's story is basically probable. By making his boy?* go thtough exciting] and rather improbable adventures, by ; testing the-?! at every turn, an?l by forcing tliem to think out problems that would he a credit to a sure enough Indian chief or a Sherlock Holmes, he makes the idealism of the Scout movement seen? real. After all, it i? nal. This story is worth read? ing. Hoy Scouts will And herein their own Ion? authentically presented, and outsiders will cheer for the good work the Boy Scouts arc doing. ?Nature Stories for Children tur AnvrM*n*nr<? or r.*?wiT tiif* nr.wv.n ami i'?i?>it mhs ?|i vi; !?>? Thames W Bar fes* Wltfe tlUmtrati'iiia by llarrla?m i'a.'y. <\wn ; ? ran, es.-h limo, n>. lis i ? 1 teem A " r* There is no type of fiction for chil ?Iren of to-day that parents can more profitably give their chtMren than Thornton W. Itu? ?cess's two animal ??tories about "Paddy the Beaver" and "Mrs. Quack." In the first place, the true value of teaching a child natural history as a neeeesary part of his education and fit neee for life has to? long been under? estimated. People are only juet reali/ ing that the United States government would not appropri?t-? laig?- sums for maintaining the Biological Survey If the birds and animal? were not of \?tal im? portance in the every-dav lifo of the nation, and not mere subjects for a> hobby, or art, or ap-'thet:'' satisfaction, tin general principle?, children should have stories that, make far sympathy toward the wil?l creatures. an?l contain ?'(?curate information about the habit', ?haract.ers and usefulness of the bir.l-? and animals. This is exactly what children will find m these two hook?. Mr. Burgees'i style is -o engaging ami addressed te the young so understanding^ in their own terms that were there no real natural history a* all behind his iteriee a child would still he entertained. Bat Mr. Burgess hr.? nut, lik? so many com? mercial writers of to-day, taken a?i- ; ventage of his technical eleven? give rubbish and inaccuracy a mere? tricious appearance of entertainment. His facts of natural history will stand the scrutiny of naturalists, and il is this whieh gives his stories a genuine ling which no mere cleverness could. Though, according to the ill? at least, his animal and hir?l chsi wer.r clothes, even as did those ?W "Alice in Wonderland," and though they are endowed with human speech this is merely S legitimate and vivid \f,,\- ?,f Intensifying a child's interest in those human attributes which mak?? the tail i trestaras naturally interesting to chtl ? r?n, in roos or in the wild state. In many little way?, such as 'hrough the it telligence and kind-heartedness ?>f ' I armer Bro-vn's boy," Mr. Burg? ?a manages to fill the mind? of his young rs with ideas of fair play t the wild creatures and the reasonable nesi of bird an?l animal prate?! on. Rs this unobtrusively and naturally ? -never tn the preachy manner of the older writers. We re?*ommend Mr. Rurgeis's ?tories mo?t highly, ?'hildren w-hil?? readmit what they think of mere!)* as "-food ?tones" will unconsciously absorb many facts of natural history ard will develop the friendly, interastea attitude toward buds and animals which is to? day a mark of education and good citi- I /.enship. It would be unfair not to com-] pliment Mr tufgsas himself on hit' good work for our >>'1<1 friands. (g) SCRIBNER BOOKS gjf Some Spring Novels CHILDREN OF THE DESERT, by Loui? Dodge "The nov? 1 has that indescrihalile thrill and beat that is only t'olt in work! of geniuB. A better or more promising novel has not been written In a Ion-; while. It is as jrood a storv as 'The tireat Divide' is n play." (??1.35 net). - N. P. D. in S. V. Evening HUebtx THE MADNESS OF MAY, by Meredith Nicholson A frantic little fantasy about a man who wat going to ?.?immit suicide and didn't h?*<*-tu?e tiie sprinsrtltiie Intoxi? cation was too strong f?ir him. 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