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THE SPRINGTIME OUTPUT OF AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS
Choice Gleanings From the
Publishers' Spring Catalogues
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
?. .,*-?? d Raaary "
CL - i pard's "A UMly
rint/" Wiggle's aa?
S?'cV ? Mother." and
Olesrtt's "The Bad
~-.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*-**-**-"*^."
'j g ' ?"* *A Ger?
man - - ' K,??'PIMenuP";
????ie* ' ? : v alease*
- :. ??*m,:i>;
- or humor?! . '
? ..-.ir Alian Poo,
Jaun -," ! ;.
Marpar - I
Bmfii ? &? Co. have lately
,._.. ' ?Iwarrt .1.
T-rpv forthrominf*. "i he
Ihe Hu?. ? '
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| Ule of \ er
A Now Kipling Book
? ? A Co. have pub
n ssage to
. dignified Util?
? M:i:.ir out
by R ; lyard
\ D ?"? rsitj "t
? ? -??!.'? : rst
?.' ?? me Ban
? Howe Bancroft.
. ?? th
r.otabk- rorl tion: "Daybr?
. ..." tctralog*
? ?"; Katl
"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
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
- 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.
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
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
A Mexican Wnr Diaiy
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
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
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
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
A t all rttsokseUfS
THIS IS ?AN
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
"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
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
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
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
of the Jungle
Another Great Stcry
Edgar Rue Burrtughs
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.'
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
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.
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
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
Good Work by Boy Scouts
Tin; not -' "' m on ? si ?adi se usa? w
:. 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
."-??.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
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
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
"'My I'nknown ?"hum' is delightful."
COL P. A. IIEYGATE LAMBERT, Cavalry Club,
"'My I'nknown Chum' delighted me."
GOVERNOR DAVID I. WALSH, of Ma8*achu
"'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
"I have read 'Mv Unknown Chum' with the
?greatest possible pleasure."
ALICE M. BRADLEY, author of the Belaseo
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"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
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"'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.
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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
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
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-?
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
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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
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.
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