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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 ,
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
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
"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
A Philippine Noel.
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
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-
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
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
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
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,
. 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.
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.
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.)
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
"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?"
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,
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
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
"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
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,"
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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.
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
By Alice and Claude Askew
"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.
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