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THE SUN, fRIDAY, JULV 14, 1911.
A'Kir hooks. Xincl nr the Theatre. 1 In ToxtiH, who woh 18, ntul , i im.v mlorahl', wits not worrying herself 1 tn.it time uliotit men. An interesting a . .. nit of her Ih provided by Mr. George II Hrciiii.iti in his story, "Anna Mnlleen" iMitihcll Ketitiorley). Tim players came t i wound advertised that the admission it fr ii gentleman wns 30 cent, and r t f tln gentleman brought a lady she 1. 'i:" i In for nothing. Anna put on her t .rer'a clothes (we believe they were . 1 LitIiocUci-h), mid sho ahd her Bister 1. - mw the play of "Cnmllle" for tho Miitfic moderate chnri?o. All might have k i well, lint on the way homo, after o. nditftii and Inevitable time of weop- 2 the sisters worn met by tho lawless lii ' boys, .d Ill(y charged the masquerader t . i-i'iiiK proud or her shape-as though hadn't the right. Hor shape certainly 1 1 no rueci upon ni.4 wicked 111 hi. wicked nature, ght her wrist in a grip low brow wrlnblnrl ' It i told; "Ho can, on. while his n 1 a succession , , , of whipcords as he ft. eare old hands, '.ivagely glared ut her. a'nl it did not surprise Us to rend fhnt -.Via met his Jackal gnzo with never a sl(;n of wavering." It was, however, a Juncture when something more, was needed, and happily tho actor, Darnton, who was .lever though an inebriate, presented hitnMlf and smoto the clumsy Begleya meet effectually. Said Darnton mod- tly: "Vou see. an old boxing champion taught me that trick on tho Jawyearsago." If the Begleya had had the forethought to be Instructed by a pugilistic cham pion they might havo succeeded in their fell purpose The reader will bo graterul that they woro dovoid of science. It is related that Darnton kicked each of them a they inglorlously withdrew. Anna Joined the actors. She was suc cessful as Julie in tho play of "Hlchelleu." wresting indeed the honors from the excellent Mr. Edwards, tho Cardinal. when ho wan drawing tho awful circle about her. Wo thought of Edwin Booth, of tho terror or his oyes and voice in this feme, and or how hopeless would bo the, ambition or any Jutir to distract atten tion rrom him. Doubtless Mr. Edwards was less than Booth. Anna's difficult days began whon sho came to New York to Ret an engagement. In a hotel In Kansas she hid been or considerable assistance to the unfortunnto Darnton. In the deid of night she had heini his groins In the next room. In much natural feir she hid lost heraeU in the dirk corridor or the hotel, vainly cpe'xiiiK help, and finally hid gone to him clone Surely ho needed ministration. It is to bo read in the least disturbing part nr the narrative: "Man or bent, ho was on the rack or torment. An empty whiskey bottle on a noirby tnblo revelled the untie." fihe put wet towels on his head. In time hit rever subsided. He sank into n de?p sleep. In New York Anna was fortunate in getting Into an excellent boarding house 11 Thirty-fourth street. The landlady , in w.if sorely afflicted with neuralgia, but i-lio hid a thoroughly kind heirt. The perili or New York ore all about. Ann.iTo ' veracious chroniclers or the "way eurountered them. She foiled tho evil theatre manager, Marbridgo. "Damn you!" he snld. in greit exasperation and Mirprio, as she shut the door in his face. Sho foiled StltTrirrl n fnllntr lini.nlp perhaps more accurately StnfTord was tolled DV tho shaft of fate. The .nitnmr.. bilo ran into a mxt nnrl Im wn Irllln tint point in his compelling mmiirejta- tiros when it was lea-t probable th-vt he could he rented The episode of Rita, the artist's mftdnl 1 i surprising. RiM unbosomed herself ' situs. It should serve a iweful purpose a- a 1.1 . .... . ' 1 10 Anna wnn nn instanianeousness quite unusual. Tho devotion or RltV.s lover was sincere. As she hy dvtng after the I automobile accident he took poison, and they died together. We thought that one expression in this grievous case might have been modified. Anna regarded the stricken lover looking into Rita's room. The story tells us: "Ho did not go in, but remained on the threshold, his head hlightly bowed, g.tzing nt the cherished interior an reverently as though he wns worshipping before an altar. The sacrod silence was not broken. Standing behind him tho girl observed his broad shoulders heaving under the weight of his mighty grief, and when his meditation was fin ished and he turned to descend to hU 1 own rftom sho saw the liquid witnesses of his suffering stealing down his cheeks." We say we think thla expression might have been modified. The liquid wit nees should not have been summored, Ktill the htory has abundant interest nnrl pood qualities Darnton whs' re cl'iiined, Anna achieved distinguished f."(To.K and the two came to be happy. xnthnny Hope's Hopeful Tale. The title of Anthony' Hope's story (Harper and Brothers) declares that Mr Mnxoif Protests." So she tloos. Tti ik author, who has been one of the ti intoresting of entertainers in two nvs or 'Action, drags n llttlo hero, he has dragged (Wore. He lingers i", i-piall matters, and alas! he neglects utulbothem. Sirs, Maxon was uneasy her married state. We cannot blame ' Her husband certainly was Intol f .'.ie A more woodon person oj power .vo seldom encountered in our story r' Imr; rnejo aro Illustrations in tho story. ' ' "no of them Mrs. Maxon, holding a 1 v .inrcr (n her hand, says to a young "1 1 who wears gaiters, "I was Mrs. vx.-n, that's nil." Nothing could ox- "l the bold scorn that Is expressed in ' voting lady's face. Her companion well the effect resulting from the ' .1 't of the Information, ! ' the story there is talk to the last, f i fairly vigorous researches leave ith tho impression tnat tho fair Mr. V ""'1 did not protest altogether In vain. " "' willing to bo misleading upon thla t. it is permissible for ua to quote 'lv from the last. It is set down ,!H. an:d and concluding excellent " In tho small circle of those with ' fhe had shared the Issues of de 'i had unsettled much; of a cer- 'v she hud fettled nothing. Things " jniit ns much in solution at ever; -M'ltcr was not abated. Man being rfe-t. laws muat be made. Man 1: imperfect, Iotb must be broken ' .'r new laws will be made. Winnie I had broken a la-r and asked a ' n Whon thousands do the like nt. after gluing the first corners n the car. may nt last put hia hand - own and ponderously consider," 'i ' e Keen that Anthony Hope has ". ' H.imnwhat familiar problem ' lietniitHthofntcswlllPonBlderlt. I'.e Say Nothing New. ' 1" disadvantage of Sophocles i mil of our time, We are not ' in' 11 any more alien to the gen- '"li:o than Is Ibsen, We have ..I that n should hoar so h 1 iid see so little of him It i vlve In some remote corners of the coun 1, , iropnr tail merciful that we . try many characteristics once woll nigh in il many reflections which national have boen modified, softened or We are not without memory I lost. It is well that the memory of them of the praise that the great moderns have! uesKJweu upon the great ancient, and indeed upon each other. We recall what Maoauiay said he thought of Thuoydldes us flno a compliment as was over pronoun ced by ono historian upon another. We re call also that In Florence Macaulay looked out from his rooms ln,to 11 court containing orange trees and marble statues and was prompted to say a fine thing of a couplet by Goethe. "I never look at the statues," wrote Maoaulay, "without thinking of poor Mlgnon: L'nd MarmnrblMer stehn und sr hn mlch an: ' 'u hat man dir. ilu armcs Kind, gcihan? I know no two lines In U10 world which I would sooner have written than those." The lines certainly havo a fine sound, Mid they ar sensitive to the possibilities of the language. It is very humbly and with apologlcB that wo translate: And marble statue Hand and look at me: hat then, poor child, hat happened unto thee? Wo havo recalled this merelv to h how the enthusiasm of Macaulay round expression. In reading again an Immor- l u.. ti..i . "j oopnocies wo nave rieen re- minded or Carlylo and his obligations, "Count Front of Brass"-so Carlyle called vuBiiosvro. in an excellent rendering of "CEdlpus, King of Thetes," done in admir able rhyme by Dr. Gilbert Murray (Ox ford University I'ress), we come upon the expression from tho mouth of (Tdlpus addressed to the seer Tiresias: "Thou front of brass!" The olang of the anclenta persists In our ears. We are beholden to them. Tbe Kxplanatlon of Lire. Can a novel in Its best aspect be more than an entertaining tale, supplied with such wisdom as we command and such expression as Is within our powers? We have an essay by Thomas Hill Green, "An Estimate of the Yalue and Influence of Works of Fiction in Modem Times," republished with comments by Trof , Fred Newton Scott of the University of Michi gan (George Wahr, Ann Arbor) . Says the essayist at one point: "Whoever be the philosopher, the coxcomb nowadays will answer him not merely with a grin but with a Joke which he has still In lavender from Dickens or is Imitators. The comic aspect or life Is Indeed plain enough rorcerul minor figures in contemporary to seo, nor is the merely pathetlo much less American politics. The effort Is Tore obvlous; but there la little good In looking ' doomed to fnlluro in tliat the weighing at either. It Is rar easier to laugh or to , or such a man, as Mayor Johnson and the weep than to think, to give either a hull- analysis or the motives that inspired him crous or sentimental turn to a great prln-' so soon nrter his death in a task impossible ciple or morals or religion than to enter of .fulfilment. On the other hand the into its real meaning. But the vulgar " orderly prewmU-Ulon of tho larger lnci reader of our comic novelists when lie dents of a life so packed with action ns has learned from them a Jest or a sentl- was Tom Johnson's cannot fail to bo of niviiv ior every occasion in life fancies "71 . u..m.-r., M.u un- , tm. i ' . . . . . t .1" "m ",T." .w u,r . ""V"" L J;?1 1 wonnor om what philosopher ho will get his perfect uuuerBiarming. A Philippine Noel. It was Capt. Charles King who estab- fact that, however terrible In . war- tne r"8' o conquest ror the 'American army officer was romance. they have In the army, Capt. T. I. Powers contributes n new volume in "Tho' Garden or the Sun" (Small, Maynard and Com pany). The garden, of course, is the Philip. pines. Reading the dally activities or the ' American officers there in oarr son t I , Imnot.lhlo nnt to fuel nnnrokonoinn 1,, the volume should inspire to- grea ac-' tlvity upon the part of the Japanese neighbors. The story is tropical. This is essmtinllv dun to it. nl.n,,i,irai . in the hands or the Boston Anti-Imperial iste. Some Summer needing. Hy the employment or a well behaved earthquake G. A. Dennon locks the char- acters in his story "The Dawn Meadow" (iticnarau. liaager) in one of the chnrm- ing valleys or the Sierro Mountains, to throw thorn on their own resources and to prove that beneath the veneer of con- veniionai existence were remains in every man and woman a capacity for tho aotivitios or primitive lire. In the grad- uat adaptation or means to ends thejemial professional devotion the Hon. author sketches lightly and entertain- lngiy the development or his characters, including the doir. to the point where tho things which had been hardships becamo at least matters or course and even or enjoyment. It makes a simple, pleasant tale, short enough ror reading at one sitting. The conclusion or Gertie DeS. Went-worth-James's story "The Price" (Mitchell Kennerley, New York) Is modern and surprising. It does not depend on the generally understood perversity ol the aeroplane, (.in the contrary, the aero plane seems to have behaved itRclf admir ably. It was the deliberate. Interposi tion or a human being that caused Lear Crowley's machine to misbehave with ratal resulta. Tho author saya that "tho only woman who understands perMct happiness is she who is without the weight or a secret lying heavy on her soul." A woman with a secret appears in this book and justifies this conclusion. In putting "Tonnesseo Mountaineers in Type" (Cochrane Publishing Company) J, P, Easaty haa leanod too heavily on the unconscious humor of his subjects to portray them with the fairness that is their due. Yet this inststenco on the "funny" can not rob the tales of their interest. They relate intimato details of the Dimple and primitive people of the east Tennessee mountains, of the type that haa happily been called "our con temporary ancestors." It ia plain that Mr. F-aaary writes rrom first hand knowl edge and it ia to be hoped that he will attempt a more ambitious work, to be performed with tne Idea or depicting these most Interesting and virile Amer icana Impartially. Appropriate to tho season and happily lacking In those bewildering tables of figure that for tho moment absorb the attention and enthusiasm of writers of baseball stories are the anecdotes that make up Charles K, Van Loan's "The Rig League" (Small, Maynard and Company), Herein we read or marvellous pitching, oatchers that brought the bleacherltes to their feet and Melding beyond ad miration. The mind Is not taxed by the necessity of computing tho oxact time occupied by a throw to second, and the j imagination ia allowed to see tho excite-' ment when the essential run Is brought In. A boon or siigni stones, nui amusing, When folks Was Koike" (Cochrane Publishing Company) Is ono of the books In which tho Intimato detail of country llfo In tho middle of the last century is described with an evident knowledge that makes up for any shortcomings that the hypercritical might point out. Life in rural coi..munltlo haa beon greatly af rected by modern inveutlons, and whilo the old customs and manners may eur- should be preserved, and by such writers as Elizabeth L. Blunt this will be done. In "Huel Durkee" (lllehard C. Badger) there Is a satisfying picture of the town and village politics and politicians of New Hampshire drawn by Goorgo Waldo Browno obviously rrom a sufficient ner- sonal acquaintance with tho types or I history has not escaped the notice or varl men and women v,ho appear in his pages oun other historians and novelists. It is and a sympathetic understanding of their fair to conolude, in the light" of history, motives and designs. At times tho din-, that she nover saw those slippers. It lect becomes difficult for tho roader, and the llngulstfo hocullaritltis of tho principal character, a shrewd, kindly, capablo political worker, would havo boon aa cloarly understood if less conspicuously obtrudod. But tho hero was a man of parte, and his history, entertaining to all, will recall to country hrod persons rrom all parts or the country the Inter esting characters or their native places. A Handy Oxford Dictionary. In preparing the "Conclbo Oxford Dic tionary" II. W. and r. (1, 1'owior have made use or tho material collected Tor tho great Oxford Dictionary In the preparation of. a reforence volume that may bo hold in one hand and which moots the everyday needs or thoordlnury dictionary user adequately. Tho adapters havo borne constantly in mind tho difference between an encyclo pedia and a dictionary and have thus compressed their book into small compoHH. They have also bomo in mind tho con fusion frequently arising over the meaning nnd use of the commonost words. too.of ten shlghto.i in dictionary making. Thus, "A" occupies a full column in Its various rorros, as letter, abbreviation, adjective and article, proposition, prefix and sufilx. To "way" a column and a hair aro allotted. Keal hospitality has been shown to collo quial words and slang in tho effort to make tho dictionary fit the needs of a quick rof eronco book. Itwllloocupy Uttlespacecn the table and meets well the need or a handy word book. Henry Frowdo la tho publisher. A Lire of Tom I.. Johnson. In "Tom L. Johnson, Mayor o! Cleve land" (The A. S. Barnes Company) Carl Lorenz attempts to deal impartially ... I , V. I . . . interest nnrl Mr I.n i reaming most or the more important , mailers in wnicn .ir. donnon was con-1 cprnp' "00k will servo as a rcnum 1 of his cafeer. but we mut wait for an adequate account or hl life. I .short Nturlri of Afrlpa. I Never in hii. life had Hub Tub seen I Cecil Rhodes, yet he talked gloriously y the wmpflre ot the exploits or "Me "'", ,r lro1" """J1 encounierco mree lions. Fortunately they were not huncrv and Rub Tub did not lose his presence of mind and run. On the contrary ho braced himself, looked fearlessly at the lions and as each in turn leaped at him struck him sharply across the eyes with his, old felt h,lt- This conquered the lions, but it eeiemi uniim iu uniuy iuo mi) Ho had earned them. The Htor' of R,lb T,lb an'1 several "ther persons peculiar to the last frontier, the South African veldt is told in "Out f Africa," by Thomas Iiim Cartor (The N,,al9 Publishing Company). The writer j .n.A. A .. I : l.tll I-.. I makes no pretence at literarv skill, but 1 he has seen many interesting peonle'and ! ""dtth fltaiesmen of the Great War KM Inlnn. in Rnnih idlr. nnH iJUIl." J W- Portescue. (Clarendon Pre.. ! . 'hisstories otthem eomethlngor their real . charm, 1 . llpnotle Triangle. The Hon Cuthbert Brocklehur.t and his charming wire suffered from cardiao I "rr' "'" Philadelphia) , weakness. His trouble was valvular. ! rrhe'lifer.", "rZIZaLnS'i prs WM romantic. Satisfied that hntiixlJ- sudden exit wouli merelv surrender his wife to an eminent heart hpociulist wh0 was carinc lor both hearts with Uuthhert fell back imon hvnnntl.m .h embarked upon a pleasing camnaien or autosuggestion which had foi its imrnoae compelling the reluctant Mrs. Rrockle- hurst to share her husband's taking off Tho resourceful heirt. specialist then attempted to counterbalance his patient's hypnotic influence by his own He failed. So did tho amar.ing French assistant he employed. But after ho had cured tho heart lesion of the Hon Cuthbert that ungrateful patient walked off a balcony nnd broke his back. Of course his wiro survived him, but the detail or this study in hypnotic "triangles" belongs to a iiyiiiiuut: irmiiKien neiongs to the reader of Maude Annesly's "Shadow Ha- Morm !. r-omnnnvi if i. book or which one turns Ihe pages hastily to pee what did happen. A Fine Story of the Ureat War. A quick moving and excellent story of our civil war is furnished ror u by Josoph Shorts in "The Vintage" (Duffleld and Company). Wo havo here two men, or patriotic doviousness, detectives, spies, whatever it is allowable to call them, conrronting each other. No reader will rail to be stirred by the account or what occurred in a summer night at a very primitive inn at Old Cold Harbor, near Richmond. Col. Bledsoe, hoad or the Confederate secret service, was thor oughly tenacious and formidable. For the provision of interest nothing could have been better than that he sho'ild havo hud in immediate and extremely active opposition to him the Federal spy Capt. Drigg. This (.'apt. Drigg will warm the heart and fire the Imagination of the Northern reader, and certainly Col. Bledsoe will answer to tho expectations of those on his side in tho controversy. Tho two wer a tine and most interesting pair of opponents, Cant. Drlgg's escape from the prison in Kichmond was Ingenious and exciting und Improbable enough. Wn like such stories, We find them more readable than plenty that morn pretentiously have expended themselves upon thn same theme. Wn suspect that they arn at least equally 'valuable. We have no faith in the pronunciation tliat something or other is tho greatest of war storios. Why, we havo hoard so much ns that said of one of tho most absurd of Mr. Cable's battle tales, Napoleon In f'arprt Nllpperi. The Kifiporor Napoleon, the real Napo leon, it will ho understood, sat in his bod room, At the moment ho was drinking orange flower water out of a silver gilt cup. Hia hoad was bound up in a ban. dana probably, although tho fact is con. ceale-i that U was rod. At all ovents, the imperial foot wero encased in green carpet slippers. It is hard to think of these slippers without a genuine thrill. thn foregoing sartorial ciroumstancos and others equally impressive form, a part of a chapter in still another Napo leonic story, "The Cross of Honor," by Mary Openshaw (Smull, Maynard A Company). It deals.wlth that portion of uie napoieonic opisoae wnirn mosi inti mately concerned Marie Walowska, the. Polish lady whose part in the imperial might bo possible to worship tho "sun of Austerlltz" through the partlul eclipse of a rod bandana, but iu green carpet slippers it seems impossible, New Foreign Tain. Frank Wedekind, a German writor, write admirably upon rorbldden themes. Three short storios by him are published In two slight voliitnoH (Brown Brothers, Fhllftdelhla). "Hobbl Ezra" and "The Victim" constitute one and "The I)rtf.ly Suitor makes another. The tales aro told explicitly and with art, including humor, A story from the Itussian or Vsevolod Darshln, "A Red Flower," a story or a maniac, is another volume published in this Modern Authors sories. Another Zenda Novel. The kingdom or Bharbozonta Is on the bnmediate frontier of Rurltanla, and tho In habitants might cross the Imaginary line separating Its ruler's lands from those made famous by tho "Prisoner or Zenda" without difficulty. Probably tho time had come when an automobllo should lie im porte l into ono of these kingdoms; It is brought in without duty In "Tho Hed Kox'h Son," by Edgar M. Dilley (I,. C. Page and Company). In every other detail the story is faithful to somowhat restricted prin ciples or the Zenda school, whoso follow ers will doubtless find new pleasure in this latest imitation. Other nooks. Tho surprising adventures of Paul Breon. convicted of the murder of his slater, robbe I of his memory by a chemi cal explosicn and pursue I by tho ran corous hatred of his supposed cousin, are related in great detail by Anthony Tudor, Mi. B., In "Tho Care or Paul Broon" (I,. C. Pago and Comp.iny). The father of tho unfortunate victim of circumstances was luckily Governor of tho State at the moment when a pr-rdon was requisite He was also on nndnent ciitnlnal lawyer, and after he had d ircovured nn unsuspected piuontAgd his sendees woro admirably efficient. As for the wicked cousin, ho ww blown up, which served him right. In their "Modem Travel Series" Charles Scribner's Sons have publlshoJ a fourth edition of A. B. Lloyd's familiar "In Dwarf Uxn-l and Cannibal Country. Tho pres ent edition is In attractive and convenient form and the look has already earned its place among the records or Trans-African journeys in tho comparatively rocont years bofore rail and stcamlioat came to the Congo countries. Books Recti nl. The D&rlnc Twins." U Irank num. (The itc-Ulv end Ktliwn Company. Oilraio.) Wliat Happened M I'lenbern." CltfTord How ard. (The HeWe and Drltton Company.) "Materials for Permanent l'llntlnir." Mail mtllan Torh. (I). Van Noitrand Company.) "A History of Oie United States for Sebooln." Andrew C. Mclaughlin and Claude Halstead Van Tyne. (U. Appleton and Company.) "Vearlwolc of the Plimpton Presa." (The Plimpton Press. Norwood, Mans ) "ttenreseatattve Authors ot Mainland " Henry P.. Shepherd. (Whitehall Publishing Company, New Yori 1 'The Human Chord." Algernon Plarknood. (M&rmlllans I "The Hed r'osn son " Kdirar M llllley. (I.. C I'ate and Company, Boston ) "The Cae of Paul Ureen." Anthony Tudor. I LI,. B. ii. c. Pare and Companj ) 1 tltfnril 1 'The lilosasmy noueh." Shaemas O Sheel 'The Kranklln Pre, New York.) 'Thoughts of n Catholic Anatomist " Thomas Dvrlght. M. I).. I). (Longmans, Cirren and Companj, I mark and While." Anonjmou. iThe Lit larke Smith. Proportional Representation." John M Humphreys. (Methuen and Company. I.ondon ) 'The Statesman's Year-nook. 1911 " Edited by 1 Srolt Keltle. LL. D. ,(Marmlllansl "Christian nome," J. V. and A. M. Crulrk- shank (Henry Holt and Company: Grant nicli ards. Ltd., 1ndon.) THE AVTHOH AT HOME. Husan (ilaapell'a Idea or F.xplalnlug Genius to the Neighbors. MlbS Susan Glaspell, the success or whose "Glory or the Conquered" is being equalled by that or her new novel "The Ylsloning has something to say or the relation between authors and their fami lies. Miss Glaspell says: "Mott American writers are unfor tunate in coming or respectable families. To get around this I would be in favor " . " , ., , , ,, I"' ""Y"B u" "rlw u-cmreu insane i This would make for freedom in art j WihM. io lexnUiln. Families do not ulwavs rise to tne larger lire. "Both consciously and unconsciously writers think about what father and mothers nnd brothers and sisters are going to feel nailed upon to say when tne book appears, Art should not know fathom and mothers and brothers and sisters. "Wn know that the aunt who used to make 000k lew ror us is going to reel grieved. Auntie perhapB never gained tho newer nolnt of view. And sister is irnlnr to take it upon herself to explain to tho ticoplo across tho street tliat tho affair Iu tho story was not suggested hy that unfortu nate affair of . that in fact he gets it all right out of his imagination and that in real lire ho is not at all like his works "All this is lettering nnd rrettlng to both producer and consumer in American literature, If those near and dear could only say 'Oh, well, you know In that one respect the dear rollow is just a lit tle ' then tan their tomples. don't vou see how the cause of freedom in art would go forward, by leaps and bounds?" MOXTAfU'E (ILASS AIHIOAO. The Author Visits Naples In Spite of the Danger or Cholera. After going uurond to write ins new book "Abo and Mawruss," to be pub llshed in the fall by Doublcday, Page A Co., Montague Glass, author or the Potash and Perlmutter stories, had an ex perience with nholern. Writing recently rrom Lausanne, where ho nnd his party went uner their flight to .Marseilles, Mr. Glass said that although he had an in-' tiniation through private advices heforo reaching Nnples that cholera pretnlled there the party decided to go nshnro for U short ramblo and then continue on to Marseilles. Ho had heard tha4 the nuthoritles wero suppressing the news of tho epidemic on account of the exhibitions nt Kouio and Turin, nnd in the. short time the party was there no ono would admit the prevalence of the disease. 'I he party took every precaution. When thoy reached Marseilles their ship was quarantined for several hours for Investigation at that port, the Nea politan auTnorltios finally having admitted the existence of the epldemio under pressure of the foreign consulates, ac cording to report, Till: .MAKING OF BOOKS. Harper ,V llrothero announce the reprint Ing of the following hootcs: "Pembroke, i,v 11.,., tvnM... i'r.,,i,. 'i'.nn.mi.'- hy Kirk Mimroe: "Harper's Klectrlclty Hook for Hoys," "How to (let Strong," by William lllallile: "TI10 Involuntary Chaperon," by Maraaret t'atneron, Mary S, Watts's latest novel, "The l,er ary," Is listed among the six best sellers In Cincinnati, the author's home town, as well as-In many other of the leading cities, of which tho best setters are compiled by the llnokman. Arrorillnc to the llnnkmnn'$ lists the six H-orks or fiction which sold best. In tho order of demand in June are: "The Prodigal Judife," hy Vaughan Hester; "The Broad Highway," by Jeffrey Farnol: "Mhs nibble tlatilt." hy Ksto Lonitiey Uosher: "The flnlden Silence. "hy C. N.and A. M. William son. "Qnecd," by Henry rfydnor Harrison; "Xhe drain of Dust," by David Graham Phillips. "The Utile Dream: an Allegory In Six Scenes," by John Galsworthy, which ap peared in a recent number of Ncribnrr' taja:inr has now been published In the form of a book at SO cents net by the Ncrib nir. In "Unks In My Life on band and Sea," just published by Charles Scrlbner's Rons, J. W. Gambler, commander of the Royal Navy, gives three interesting pictures of Napoleon III . He first saw him at Boulogne, where as a little boy he spent a season with his parents. Says he: "Tho Revolution over and things quieting down. Louis Napoleon visited the place as President of the now republic. We saw him frequently In the street processions, his flabby, pasty fare, large, thlok nose and mean 'squlnney eyes Impressing themselves distinctly on my memory. "Then we saw htm again (IM3I when once Snore ho visited Boulogne, this time with hU -new wife, KugChie. j presented her with a bouquet of flowers and wondered how he had married sq Kngtlsh woman. It is curious I thought this, for there Is little doubt there Is not a drop of any other than Scotch and Kngllsh blood In her veins. However, that history has yet to be written. "Again a third time I saw the Emperor nt Chlatctitirat -In 1872, I think a broken down old man, stooping terribly, his com plexion a ghastly greenish white, his oheeks puffy, his nose more prominent than ever, his eyes sunken and withered. A most pnthetle spectacle, and what an endt fie tied shortly after unwept, unhonored and unhung." I The book Is a volume of reminiscences of a Commander in the British navy and of a war correspondent in the Russo-Turkith war. In the latter capacity Commander Uamhier represented the London Times. Two other Important travel hooks have just been published in thla country by Charles Scrlbner's Sons. "Uruguay," a new volume In the rapidly growing South American series, written by W. II. Koebel, and "Siberia: Travel and Exploration," by S. Turner, F. R. G. 8. All of these volumes are Illustrated, mainly with photo graphs. Like the earlier hooks in the series, "Uru guay is comprehensive in scope, treating of all the features of the country, from geographical conditions, through industries and ncrieulture'and politics upi to social life and fine arts. Resides Its Illustrations It contains a detailed map. l ho Siberian experiences of Mr. Turner fell chiefly among the Altai Mountains. Ills book Is full of adventurous ascenta and descents and exciting Incidents among the glaciers and enow peaks. Mr. Turner s Impression of his Journey across Siberia, which forms the remainder of the book. and his views as to the likelihood or com mercial development there, are Interesting, He has been for years a serious student ot HueMrtn and Siberian conditions. New books announced by Longmans llreen ,V Co. Include' "Halt a Man," the status of the negro in New York, by Mary White Ovlngtnn. "Monographs on Topics of Modern Mnthematlca." edited by ,1. N A. Youngs professor In Chicago University; "Big (iame Shooting in Vpper Burma," hy Major (! I'. .F.vnns, Indian army: "The Monkeyfolk of South Africa." by F. W Fitrsltnons, F. Z. S.,' director of the Port Elizabeth Museum: "History of Money In the British Empire nnd the United States," by Agnes K Dodd. "Thoughts of a Catholic Anatomist, ' by Thomas Dwlght, M. D.. LL. D.. Parkman professor of anatomy at Harvard University Founder's "Napoleon I." issued br the Holts originally appeared in three volumes In Germany nnd has been trans lated for the new and enlarged two vol ume edition hy Miss A. E. Adams. The same American publishers Issue a trans lation by E.G. Bourne of the original one volume edition. Henry Holt A Co. are following Classical Home," by II. Stuart Jones. In the "Grant Allen's Historical Guides series, with new revised and profusely Illustrated edi tions of Grant Allen's "Florence" and J. W Crulckshank'a "Christian Borne, " In the same series. These are the first volumes In this series to have illustrations, which are used to eniphaslic comparative features. Ilecent publications announced by the 1'iitnnius Include "William, the Silent," n I'ontri'-f.tion to "Heroes or th Nations" series, by Until Putnam, "I'ost-Mortem Use of Wealth," a I100I; on planning the use of property after death, hy ilanlel S. Itomaen, with special articles by a number of clergy including David II Greer. Charles F ked, James J. Fox, Tellx Adlor. Newell I) Htllls. F. de Sola Mendos, Henry W. Warren and David G. Wylle; and soon tonppear "Buskin: A Study In Personality," by 1tl111r Christopher Benson; "The Nat ural HItory of Bollglous Feeling," n post humous bonk by ihe Bev. Unc A. Cor iinllon. "The Truth of Bellglon," hy Budnlr Eitrken. translated from the second levised German edition hy James Moffat t, B. D., P. It. Little, Blown ,V Co. present a long lUt or new fiction for summer reading. Includ ing Jeffrey Farnol's nineteenth century romance "The Broad Highway," which has gone Into an eleventh printing; "The Old Oanco Master," a character study that has heon compAred to the dramatic crea tion "The Music Master": "The Early His tory of Jacob Stahl," E. Phillips' Oppcn helm's "The Moving Flni'er," Ell:a Calvert Hall's story of love nnd sacrifice, "To Loe and to Cherish": Joseph Horner Coates's romance, "Tho Spirit of the Island"; Edna W. Underwood's collection of short stories, "A Book of Dear, Dead Women": Anne Warner's sprightly romance, "How Leslie Loved," with Wens-ell lllustintions; "Anns Chnpln Bay's notel of married fe, "A Womuii With n Purpose", John Ironside's story of South Africa nnd Fngland, "Forged In Htiong ! Ires"; John Fleming Wilson's novel ot tho Oregon timber lands, ."The Land t'lalniers ", Paul I,. Ilaworth's his torical novel of ihe French and Indian war, "The Path of Glory". Anthony Partridge's mystery story, 1 lie (loiuen Web"; John Trotwood Monro's "The Gift of the Grass," woven about the trotting horse Hal Point er Judge McDonnell Bodkin's detective story. "The Capture of Paul Deck"' II. B. Marriott Watson's "Aliso of Astra," a ro mance of the Zenda type, and a story by William be (Jueiix, entitled "Tho Bed Gloom." John Lane Company announce, the forth coming publication of "An Irish Beauty of Hut Begency," compllod from "Mea Sou xnnlrs," tho unpublished Journals of the Hon. Mrs. Calvert, 17S0 1R22. by Mrs. War ren Blake, In which ore tales of the llirted l.ouls XVI., the reception of the news of Nelson's death, Ac mid "Nnnsenee Nov els," In which aro taken ten types of novels from the detective story to the seafaring yarn, by Prof Btophen Leacock, the Can adian humorist, known In this country through his "Literary Lapses," AVTHOitS AMI TIlKIll WOUK. Frederick Townsend Marlln, author of "The Passing of the Idle ltlch," soon to he published In book form by Doublcday, I'uro A- Co., was, according fo cable mes sages from Irfindon, Invited to Join the Beunlon Club, a dining organl.atlon of width many of the 150 members nro peers and the Duke or Teck is president. Ernest Thompson Setop, chler scout or the Boy Soouts or America, soon goes on a lecture tour speaking on the subject or Boy Scouts. Zane Grey, who is spending the summer at Cottage Point, Lackaw-axen, Pa., complains that his unusual first name Is the cnuso of muuh misunderstanding and that ho litis received numerous letters nddressed In "Miss" Zane Grey and request for tho lady's photograph. Helen B. Martin, best knnnn by her stories of the Pennsylvania Dutch, Is spend ing the summer In her new homo near llar risburg, a house In the Italian villa style standing on a bend of tho Susquehanna Blver. "The beauty of our location Is beyond words," says Mrs. Martin, "I have nover seen anything more heantlful even among the Italian lakes. This Is our permanent not merely our summer home. We nlmosl live outdoors on a huge stone porch which in winter will be our sun parlor or living room. Nothlrur could tempt me away from here for a day but a lite or death necessity." Miss Jean Webster, author ot the "Patty" books. Is spending these days In the Berk shlres near Tyrlngham. Mass., "walking seven perpendicular miles a day." There will be a new "ratty" book this rail. Mary E. Waller, author ot "The Wood Carver or 'Lympus," "Flamsted Quarries," Ac, who now lives on the picturesque Island or Nantucket, Is said to be at work on an other novel ror 1912 publication. Justus Miles Forman Just before going abroad declared that he prefers writing short stories to writing novels. Mr. Torman also prefers doing his literary work at night. I should never think of making a play out of one or my books," says E. Phillips Oppenhelm. "My publishers tell mo that two of my novels, 'The Illustrious Prince' and 'The Malefactor' havo been dramatized, and that one of them at least Is likely to be staged In the autumn. I wrote those plots for novels only and could not myseir recon struct them ror the stage. "I should not, think or attempting to dramatlre a novel or novelize a play. 1 have, however, written a play, 'The House or Sham,' which I hope moy be produced In the near ruture." It Is said that David Warfleld has under consideration the dramatization of William Bomaine Paterson's novel, "The Old Dance Master," the deeding character of which, llerr Habenichts, has been compared to the Mtiaie .tfaafrr. Miss Lilian Whiting has completed for autumn publication, by Little, Brown A Co., "The Brownings: Their Lire and Art." which will contain some hitherto unpublished letters written by Browning. The desth or Yaughan Hester In his historic Virginia home came Just at the time when a new edition or his novel "The Manager or the B. A A." was being brought out by the Harpers. This was the first novel or the author, who began his literary career by Writing short stories, and It tells the story or a young Michigan railroad man whose rather served a term in the penitentiary. Mrs. Corra Harris, author or "The Circuit Rider's Wife" and "Eve's Second Hus band," Is visiting tho scenes In her native State or Georgia where is laid her latest book, "The Recording Angel," which Is to be published by Doubleday. Page A Co. Later this month she will sail ror a trip through Europe. Mrs. Harris finds much trouble In Impressing the tact that her name is "Corra" and not "Cora" the word being a family name. Holman Day, who went abroad last spring shortly berore his latest book, "The Skipper and the Skipped," was published, has returned to America. Ho says he brings no regrets over missing the coro nation. Additional Interest has been taken In the new novel on the divorce question, "The Wite Decides" ((. W. Dillingham), since it became known that Sydney Wharton Is the.pen name or Thomas Mchean, the Phila delphia millionaire society man. Mr. McKean Is the author also or "The 1 Mercy or Fate," several volumes of poems and two light comedies which have been produced by society people for charity. William Calne, author or "The Revolt at the Roskellys," Just published by tho Putnsms, was born In Liverpool thirty eight years ago, is a son or the late William Sponton Calne, a well known English poll- I tlclan, and Is descended through his mother rrom Tom Brown, the Manx poet. Arter graduating trom Balllol College, Oiford. Mr. Calne worked at tho law tor seven years berore taking up literature He has written musical comedy ror the stage hut gave It up, saying' "I seek peace rather than tortune." Fishing for trout Is a favorite pastime and he has contributed articles on tho sub- Ject under the name of "W. Qullllum." to the Fitld. He has a book on (incline to appear this autumn. Mr. Cainn married Miss Edith Gordon Walker, daughter of , F. B. Walker of Boston, nnd he attributes ' a great deal of his success to the Influence ! or Mrs. Calne. Norman Angel!, author of "The (ireat j Illusion," Is Ralph Norman Augell Lane, now head of the Paris Daitu Muil, though I ror many years he lived In Kern county, California. A London philanthropist has , paid down the sum ot fsn.ofni to be (In- 1 voted to the distribution of the peace j propagating book "The Great Illusion " I Eugene A Hecker. whose book "A Short History of Women's Rights," dealing with tho status of women In different countries from the days of Augustus to the present, was one of the spring publications, 1ms been busy on the lecture platform recently. I Ho spoke before the Classical Association ' of New England on "Women's Rights in Rome and Some Romnn Suffragettes." In May he delivered an address before the ' Political Society of Cambridge on "The ' Progress of the Conciliation Bill In England, " i Amy McLaren, the Scotch author or i "Bawbee Jock," published this spring by Putnams, has been distributing a pamphlet headed our Homes," as a memento or the I coronation. It contains an introductory! quotation trom a recent address of King 1 George. j j "Tho foundations of national glory nie ' set Iu the homes of the people. They will only remain unshaken .while the family' 1 life of our race and nation is strong, slmplo ! nnd pure. 1 llcfore his i ecent return to Enttlnnd It, Phillips Oppenhelm, the UiikIIsIi iiutlinr, golfer and rrlcketer, was Invltod to the annual outlnir or the Pupyius flub, com posed ot some nt Moston's literary sons, llesklei wltnesslne r inni'U coronation of Kins (leorue and Queen Mary .Mr. Oppenhelm was called upon to play third base for the Piccadilly Pets, I,td . In their Knnie with the Hunker lllll bounties. This was his first eiperlence with the urent Aniorlnui game, and It wns noticed that In Imre run ning Instead of touching tho bases with his foot he gracefully reached down and gently tapped the bags with his fingers. Homo one asked him what position he was playing he was then half way between third base and the home plate. "Covernolut, I believe," fie replied. The Piccadilly Pets, Ltd., wero badly beaten. Booth Tarklngton, who recently hns not been In the bst of health, experts to hpond the summer in Kennehunltport, .Me., ns does tieorco Harr Mci'utcheon. A W'ASIH'.IIISO At Tit OH. Parker II. Fillmore's l.asl Talcs or Antcrl rati Children Urlltrn In Spain, Though Parker II. Fillmore I3 u Cin clnnutlati by blrlh nnd still calls Cincin nati hia hoincnnd his books, "The Hlcl ory I hub" and "Tho oiing Idea," dual with tulddlu West suburban lire, lie has wandered far uflold these Inst ten yoars. "Tho first or tho Margery and Wlllio Jones stories," he says, "I wrote In the Philippines, where I lived three years ns a Government teacher. The bulk or them wero written later In Ohio nnd Connecticut, but the very last ones in southern Spain, where I spent the winter a year ago. "It seemed rather laughable to bo writ ing American kid stories in tho tower of n Spanish Inn, but a year of hard travel nnd sightseeing It) Italy nnd Sicily had mado inn hungry lor anything American, specially American kids. My towor looked out over a reach or tiled roofa to an old church belfry where a family of storks lived. "I used to watch them day after day nnd think of linns Andersen. I suppose tho sight of n stork will bring bnck to most Americans tho memory of their own childhood and their enjoyment ol dear old Hans Anderson." This summer Mr. Fillmore is n member of tho MaoDowell colony nt Pctcrboro, N. II. "The MncDowoll Memorial Association," he Rays, "Is making an experiment for which all writers nnd artists and com posers should bo deeply graterul. The association provides ror workers iu these art" surroundings that urn Ideal both theoretically and actually. Each workor is given an Isolated studio built in tho woods, where he may work till day with no outside Interruption whatever. "All thn necessary details or living, such as good food and comfortable hous ing, are arranged for him. He need concern himself with nothing but his work. Or course a man would not care to live so isolated a life for twplve month) a year, but for three or four months, whon lie has a definite piece of work In hand a group to model, un opera to1 composo, a novel to write tho protected lelsuro which the MacDovtoll colony offers him 0011 es pretty near being heav-only." Longfellow's "(lid Clock on the Stairs.' From the Springfield RrpvUican, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his bride, who was Miss Frances Appleton,: visited I'ittsfleld on their wedding trip In 1843 and stayed at the country residence of the Appleton Tamily on East street. In that "old rnshioned country scat" stood tho "old clock on the stairs" about which was written one of Longrellow's best known poems. Tho old clock which Inspired the poem wns taken to Boston by Nathan ApJ ploton years ago. Longfellow spent sev eral summers In I'ittsfleld and there wrote parts of "Evangollno" and "Tho Belfry at Bruges," ns well ns many shorter poems. Sure to Be the Moat Talked of Book Published This Year TWO APACHES OF PARIS By Alice and Claude Askew AUTHORS OF "The Shtilamlle," "The Rod of JustlcV'sW. Zclio the Apache girl stands out in strong relief. She is prtml tivo and soulless. Sho is cruel to her finger tips, without a moral sense about her. Vicious because vice Is her nature. Put power into tho hands of such a ono and sho will rido roughshod over humanity. 12mo. Cloth. 91.25 tut. WILLIAM RICKEY & COMPANY All Standard, Classic and Current Books; Popular Priced Editions and Pocket hditions for the Country. 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