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THE SUN, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1912.
LITERARY NEWS, VIEWS AND CRITICISM
ANNE WARWICK WRITES
BOOK III THREE WEEKS
Ilidps Herself in Quiet Hotel and
Works Steadily Until
BACK FHOM LECTHIK TOUR
(.'ritlri-'r-.s Amerlriin Oirl.s
l.llerary People, of
W1i.'ii.Mi(Atuii Warwick wanlR lu write
a novel fln comes to Now York, hides
' nnv In " 'inlet hotel, (elite herself to
frirmK nnd witliout netting foot from
1,it apartment for three weeks writes
,.,1-rv ly from 7 o'clock in the morning
nil' I t o'clock the next morning. The,
rrMilt I n 100,000 word story. Binco
he compose directly on the type
writer, never rewrites and rarely Is
chlised to correct, after about 378 hours
i f work squeezed Into three consecutive
node flie has n book ready for her pub
li"W tt was in this way that sho wrote "Tito
t'nknown Woman," which appeared this
wivU, and in this way she expects to
write lier next novel, the scene of which
it to b laid In China.
When Min Warwick, who before her
m.irrl.iee was Huth Cranston, daughter
( r llirhop l'rl Cranston of Washington,
) C , wrote "Compensation," which
ix'Pcaiert last year, she caused somo-
tMHK of a twitter In diplomatic circlos In
"I had no Intention," she says, "of
portraying any real person; but every'
body began to ask If this character wasn't
.-nnd so and that character wasn't
somebody else. It Hindu a lot of gossip,
but there simply wasn't anything In It."
In lPns, while sho was n senior at tho
Woman's College of Baltimore. It occurred
to her that It might be Interesting to
I had no definite intention of writing
a novel," sho confesses, "but I read what
I had written to friends nnd they kept
nrsing me to write more, nnd before I
tnpw It I hud written a look." 0
'I his was when she wns in. She had
alreidy written three art teles on American
college life tor girls which, quite care
lessly, she says, she sent to the Oelln-ator
and was much astonished to receive
frm !h?!n 2 letter of accentp.riC. Miss
Warwick has convictions; she had them
pven before she was 19, nnd her articles
Continued from Tenth Page.
police and others are untiled by the view,
variously expressed, tht modern philan
thropy works to destroy'tho social causes
or dependence. A scientific attitude Is
urged, rather to the exclusion of any
sentimentality, but In tho last chapter
Mr. Dovlnn finds in "organized love"
the most potent factor for an encouraging
outlook In tho next quarter century.
An effort to suggest a reconciliation
between education and Industry appears
in ('. Hnnford Henderson's collection
of essays, "Pay-Day" (Houghton, Mifflin
and Company). Mr. Henderson, who has
written other books on education nnd eco
nomics, puts Into essay form his observa-
t ions upon tbt liffervnces between the edit
cated man and the worker, nnd at the end
suggests modifications in training, wherrt'
by both shall como to a common under'
(tanding. Ho denounces as false the
scorn of tho eduoateil man for tho laborer
nnd tho splto of tho worker against
culture. His solution Is to make edu
cation practical and industry human.
Hut Mr. Hondornon has other sugges
tions to make at once, mora specific and
more fanciful. Ho believes that "social
regeneration can only be brought about
through the elimination of profit." Ho
suggests that a ban bo put upon stock
sales and that when a man dies his hold
ings pass to tho State This, ho thinks,
would work better than confiscation.
"Pay-Day," despite Its workaday title,
is an acadtmlo discussion of difficulties
which academicians can scarcely hope
. The New German)'.
For over half a century Gustav Krey
tag's "Soil und Uaben" has maintained
Its standing as the best German novel.
the reader cold. We are glad that she i
not married off at tho end.
So far as wo can make out, "Wings of
Desire," by M. 1. Wllcocks (John Inne
Company) is a furious outburst against
marriage and the subjection of woman.
It opens deceptively as a sort or W. W.
Jacobs tale of comical sea Toguery,
and that story, which would have been
good If told In a few pages, Is stretched
out thin to the end of- the book. IJetwecn
tho leginnlhg and the end we are Intro
duced to a far from agreeable family,
a selfish, prosing father, two daughters
supposed to Iwi attractive and n wholly
contemptible son-in-law; further to an
emancipated young woman, whose
senses are getting the upper hand, nnd
her worldly mother. From theso proceed
long tirades on many matters, chiefly
the marriage relation, but also literature,
art, rejlglon and so on. There aro somo
amusing minor characters; but tho port
of tho Rood teople is chiefly to listen to
the others. The heroine, from feelings
of duty, not marital, declines to leuvo her
husband for the man she loves; In tho
end, however, the two provide him with
material for obtaining a divorce. Tho
story of the woman who forces hersplf
on the weakling to save him from himself
Is good work; the rest of the book Is pain
fully morbid, a waste of energy.
Home New Fiction.
A seaside summer romance is told
pleasantly enough in Jay Cody's "The
Stake (Qoorge W. JacoIhi and Company,
Philadelphia), though the author passes
Jauntily over the amenities of life. That
tho persons who perish In tho wreck that
brings the herolnto into the hero's Bphere
of action uro of no account to tho author
Is perhaps natural, but the matter of
fact manner In . which tho two young
people treat the matter seems rather
callous. In other Instances tho desire
It may not bo read as much as formerly. tQ reach ft ituatlon indllcM i)ehavlor
but in spite of the ohange In fashions
and the Hood of problem stories, of neu
rotic and realist io outbreaks, of great
works that last for a season, It hold" its
own for good reasons. In its F.nglish
translation as "Debit and Credit" it is
undoubtedly rather heavy and the ro
mantic portions ring false, but it gives
faithful and interesting pictures of Ger
man commercial life ond Ideas of honor
in the days before Germany became
"the Great People," which are still true,
we fancy, for tho older generation and
widen the author, when he wrote them
down, could not dream would become
so soon historical documents of a de
parting civilization. It Is the old, slow,
homelike, honest Germany he paints,
the pleasant Fatherland the emigrants
In taking up Margaret Bohrae's "The
Department Store" (Appletons) the read-
. were a criticism of college llfo for girls I f-r's curiosity will be chiefly to note the
i. r- .1.... oVinnfroa lmlf n oir ttrt hnVA fllflflo in
n ii 1 4 i f i 1 1 ; i v . - ... . ...
Her only experience in school, except' the class that Freytag photographed.
fnr .i Khnrt jieriod In Switzerland, was I and for a whilo the author gratifies him
!in she entered college. 'Sho places sldo by side the older trades
I was raised all over the world," sho , that are decaying in the hands of the
mvs "Part of my childhood was spent old fashioned skilled artisans and the
in'thlna, where I learned to speak one new combinations that suppress Individual
nr two of its dialects, and part of it in ' effort, in tins case tne uepartment stores
In run I learned to speak Japanese
lltiently though I have forgotten most
i'f it now
"I think my experience shows that travel
t.ile the place of school training, for I
enlercd college, at the uge of IB with
advanced credits. Two years of my
fhlldhood wn spent in a trip around the
world. I also sent a great deal of
time in Franc) and in Switzerland."
Miss Warwick speaks German, French,
Spanish and Italian. After leaving col
lie she travelled through Europe alone,
She sketches loldly the enterprising man'.
who has built up tho business, and his
methods, with his helpful and his harm
ful assistants, and though she stops to
expound didactically both sides of the
problom she makes the conflict inter
esting. Unfortunately she turns away
that Is surprising. The declnmatlon
gainst truBts is out of place, but so long
as tho hero Indulges In it his readiness
to yield to them when his personal profit
Is Involved may disappoint the reader;
his arguments nre not answered by the
submission of his opponent. Hut it is
futile to pick flaws in a ikxjk as flimsy as
this which Is meant only for summer
reading, for which it is well suited.
There Is nn amusing small lny with a
nice mamma in thestory.and some enter
The barren lands of the Arctlo circle
aro full of romance, according to Mr.
James Oliver Curwood, who spins a pretty
lovo yarn In "Flower of the North"
(Harpers.) Ho starts with a charming
idea, whlcli he does not carry out, un
fortunately, that of descendants of the
eighteenth century French explorers of
Hudson's Bay surviving in the wilderness
back of Fort Churchill. The main part
of the story is a love duet between his
hero and a mysterious maiden as they
journey through the wilds and that will
make the reader forgive many faults; the
sordid Intrigues that each is entangled
in, the lack of explanation of the presence
of the hermit in his remote fortress
much needles villainy and threads that
end In nothing. Tho author knows how
to describe canoe trips in the solitude;
he keeps the reader interested In tho
one he tells of here, and the rest, good
and bad, is all eurplusage.
Quick action is the chief characteristic
book might be Improved If it were ad
dressed more expllclty to the general
public instead or the Are department,
and If some of plan educating people
out of habits of criminal carelessness
Tho essay on "Freight Claaslfloatlon"
by Mr. J. F. Strotubeck (Houghton Mifflin
Company) seems to be a level headod,
scientific examination of the facts. The
author' uses (rent restraint In avoiding
theories arid omlltlng political mlsrepre
Iilld. (ho mouth. .Of an Innocent babe
Dr. Thoma'st h. Bradford has nut the
criticism 'm old fashioned methods or
treatment In "Autobiography of n Baby"
(David McKay, Philadelphia). He gives
in every cnns directions for the proper
scientific treatment of tho Infant. This,
possibl), may be nn Improvement on
the practical knowledge of grandmothers,
but the older generation will congratulate
Itself on having lecn brought up by
mothers who were not driven wild by the
dictates of science.
To "Harpor's Library of Living
Thouchv" Dr, Arthur Keith contributes
a very compete little monograph on
"Ancient Types of Man" (Harpers). This
is tho geologic man, who survives only
In tho shapo of fragments of bone. The
author explains the theories that havo
been built on those fossil remains.
Tho merit of brevity pertains to the
"A B C of Auction Bridge," by Edwin
Oliver, revised by G. Edward Atherton
(David McKay). We fonoy It will bo moro
useful to skilled players as a commentary
on tho game than to beginners, who
cannot expect to learn to play from It.
There I littlo to be learned from Mr.
Joseph Goddard's "The Hise and De
velopment of Opera (William Reeves;
Charles Scrlbner's Sons). The author
tries to cover too much ground, his point
of view is quaintly insular and his sources
of information antiquated.
A book by Dr. Paul Dubois, formerly
published under the title "Self-Control"
appears in a new authorised translation
by Edward O. Richards as "The Educa
tion of Self" (Funk and Wagnalls Company).
From Mr. John O. Theophllopoulos we
receive a treatise on hypnotism, " 'Ypno
tlsmos" ("O Typos, New York), written
in his native tongue, a noble languago
which we regret more than over to .have
left behind us in our sophomore year.
Tho author, we infer from the illustra
tions, is devoted to the practical, experi
mental side of the art. Many of the sub
scribers for his book.we note with interest,
reside in Coney Island. The book Is bound
handsomely in blue and gold,
p The Detective Story of the Season q
"Thomas l.nv rescock." A. Martin Free
man. (Mitchell Kennerlejr.)
"Wooilrow Wilson and Nw Jaraty Mad
Orer." Heeler E. Hoiford. (O. r. Put
"The Cambridge History of Entllih Lit
erature. Vol. VIII." naitad by A. TV. Ward
and A. It. Waller. (O. V. Putnam's Bona.)
"Criminal rteaponslblllty and Sortal Con
straint," ltay Maddlnc McConnell, Ph. D.
(Charles Scrlbner's Bona.)
"fluireatlon and Paychothtrapy." aeorge
W. Jacob)-, M. D. (Charles Scrlbner's Bona.)
"Anomalies of the English Law." Sam
uel Ileach Chester. (I.lttle, Brown and
"Elements of Socialism." John Bpargo and
George Louie Arnar, Ph. T. (Macmlltans.)
"The Social Evil." Edited by Edwin n.
A. Sellgman. D. (O. !. Putnam'a
MM aM lmL.
Charles Rann Kennedy
Remarkable for its AUDACITY OF PLOT, for the logical and II
and at the same time RAFFLING MANNER in which the CLUFS H
ARE UNWOUND, for its ASTONISHING TURNS and TWISTS, its O
ASTOUNDING DENOUEMENT, and above all for its wonderful M
central figure, who is one of the FEW REALLY GREAT CHAR- II
ACTERS IN DETECTIVE FICTION. II
Illustrated by Thomas Fogariy. Price, $1.30 ntt. O
D0DD, MEAD & COMPANY New York
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from her themo to depict the wrong-10' -r- "ieno o. "'' lu',u'u "The Actor-Manager.'
doing of a whole series of unpleasant -Money tine
and unprincipled women. They belong to
all classes, but nre equally vicious and
moroenary. Their conduct lias nothing
to do with the store or Its system, for their
and she says she had some interesting , depravity is innate; it has as little to
. xperlenoea. She lived for a while in , o wun Vun society so isras me auuior
Vienna and Munich. shows She has ev dently read Zola
When seen at the Manhattan she said . and writes in the stylo of the exiKJsures
he had Just returned from a lecture tour! Herman military llfo. which had their
in the West, where she had been giving 'lav- f popularity, except that her pur
talks before women's clubs on the Ameri-. ' not evident. Such women doubt
ran girl as compared to the French girl. 1 l ound, in or Germany
-I have been criticised for my attitude." I r anywhere else, but we do not imagine
confessed Miss Warwick, "but I really thatahe Intends Uiemastypesor wnat uer-
think the French girl of to-day has quite man women, or even those or Berlin, are
a? has an American girl or to-day. And i ,nu'ch that is dull In the book. It will do to to kill an idle hour,
as good a chance of happiness In marriage There is much that is olever and very
a? has an American girl or to-tmy. Ana i ,mioh that Is dull In tl
ths l-rench girl is a delightful person. I h , lh a
If I had a daughter I should prefer to ?E'yV.i.. TrvT.,.
have her like the French young girl, lation by F.the Colbum
pany). so that the reader who Joins in the
chase of the hero and heroine will have
no time to ask for probability. Again
we have an Idealized tramp, who is equal
to any emergency; his being mUjudged
by the heroine because he poses for a
moving picture show, and his temporary
occupation of leading an elderly spinster's
dogs out for their daily airing aro, we
should say, original contributions to
fiction. The Incidents connected with the
Itusslan prince's yacht and those that
follow, though more arduous, are con
ventional and such as may be expected
In adventure stories, This is very light-
j weight, but it Is told with dash and will
not like the American
"The French girl is so sholtered, so pure,
reberved that in her presence even tho
worst rouo becomes reverential. Even
a little ouvriere does not run about the
ftrM't alone in France, oh does a girl
nf good family here. In France every
one unites to protect the young ffirl.
"The American girl, especially the
eirl of tho middle West, is shocking.
ah does not have emotions: she has
M'litatlotiH. And these she will have at
any cost. The result Is thot she 'spoons.'
IIt VpooniiiR' is a meaningless thing,
harmless from her point of view, but
iiwrthelpsn it robs hex of ner essential
charm as a girl, Tor it takes away, her
"The New York girl Is even worse.
Sh parades up and down the streets
for any man to stare at from head to
' foot just as ho would stare at a mature
man. Whilo n mere gjr! in years
ho grows hard in expression and looks
lik a woman or tho world. All that
beautiful softness and modesty which
raakr'H tho French girl so charming tho
American girl lacks because of this hasten
lac to mature.
"There aro fewer divorces over there
man here. Surely this is one reason
fnr it There social relations uro set
tled; here they are unsettled. The Ameri
an girl roph from one marriage to an
other without apparently taking any
ono of them very seriously. And, really,
'Ion t rou think It Is much better that In
matrimony if any one Is going to be un
liable, unfaithful, It should be the man?
in franco it is the man.
"And this American girl, who haa so
much freedom, who thinks only of her
self, u lauched at over there. French
people regard her as Impossible. It
r the creutPMt eomnllment in the world
to be told by a French person that you
ue not line an American,
"Now all this sounds hideously un
patriotic, doesn't it? I don't mean It
in that way at all, but " Mlsa Warwlok
ilrew her dark velvet oloak about her and
unnothed out her muff with a very white
nne nine nanu, men sne loottea
up 'o ask
Uoii't vou think New York terribly
ipf.rflclal? Aren't the literary people
jum eternally posing, preienaing
to 1 1.. everything they'ro not and a great
df" more? Well, that's my Impression
A German Itecord of Progress.
years ago the Frankfurter ZtUung
, Published Its history, which was not
rm.ply a imrratlvn of ovonts in its prog
r but had all tho qualities or a reoord
'f h.ippenlngs of tho world at largo slnco
N." 'itno uf this newspaper's foundation
I" isvi Tim llrxt edition huvlng been
uiUnficil hooii after Its appearance, the
'tilunq now i-m.', a People's Edition,
"r" ')n down todiUe, imges. for the
in. nt Hut murks. This "do.
',lfi iltr 1 rankl'urter Zeitung" pays
"T- il atlf-nllou in Hie economio and
" ' iiilitioim during Ihn last half cen
1 "v rifiinay jutly claim a place In very
' of finnrielnl and economio lltera-
fire. The trans-
Mayne is consci
entious and fairly good; it would be im
proved by a wider knowledge of (lerman
idioms and more sense of the abaiirdity
f literal renderings.
Three novels by women that come to
us simultaneously turn on tho point of
the insufficiency of divorce. In "The
Unknown Woman," by Anne Warwick
(John I,ane Company), a woman refuses
to free herself from a rascal out of super
sensitive regard ror tho man she loves,
but her story, though it is the most con
nected one in the book, is subsidiary to
A romance of the cattle ranches follow
ing the Riock pattern is iold by Rldgwell
Cullum In "The Ono-Wny Trail" (Oeorgo
W. Jacobs and Company). We regret
to notice the rapid downfall of the evil
doer, who until the opening of the story
seems to have been a decent enough
fellow; we are pained at the manner in
which (he community turns against
the previously opular and esteemed
hero at the first breath of suspicion nnd
at how It will not forgivo him after his
Innocence Is proved. He, with other
good people, moves into Canada, where
it is to be hoped neighbors are more
charitable. There isan ingeniously malig
nant young cripple in the story, who
Is original at uuy rare, and some of the
others. The reader is suonosed to look
on the nrtlatlo life of New York: It is bv no lieople are lnterentlng
means attract! vo. There are clever and A Hrltlsh army story of a very nmateur
original things in the book; the hurts that
cause the heroino's repression, the young
girl's fancy for the middle aged man,
though she becomes utterly common
lU sort is told by Major F, M. Peacock
In "When the War Is O'er" (I.origmans,
Green and Company), There is some
excuse foi- tho hero s failure to marry the
"Waynaril Feet." A. Tl. Oorlng Thsmaa,
(John Lane Company.)
"Carnival." Campion Mackentle. (Ap
pletont.) "One of Ue " Eir Brudno. (J. B. Lip
"Naomi of the Iiland." Lucy Thuraton
Abbott. (L. C. Pag and Company. Doeton.)
"The Ileal Fairy Folk." Loulee Jame-
aon. (Doubleday, Page and Company.)
"Beyond the. Law," Miriam Alexander.
(O. P. Putnam'a Bona.)
The Couneel For the Dtfenae." Larcy
Scott. (Doubleday, Page and Company.)
"Polly of the lloapltal Staff." Emma
C. Dona. (Houghton MIRtln Company.)
Peter and Jane." 8. Macnaughtan.
(Dodd, Mead and Company.)
Lot Farm Camp." Harry Herbert
Knlbbi. (Houghton Mifflin Company.)
It," Qouverneur Morrla. (Charles tlcrlb-
The Myatery of the Boula Cabinet."
Burton K. Rtrvemon. (Dodd, Mead and
Th Oreen Vate." William R, Caatle.
(Dodd, Mead and Company.)
The Kadlum Terrora.i' Albert Dorrlng-
ton, (Doubleday, Page and Company.)
'The White Ood " (T. Werner Laurie,
'The Onl'a Neat" Anne Gilbert. (Flem
ing H. Hevell Company.)
"The Mlealon or Our Nation." Jamea
Franklin Love, I). D. (Fleming 11. Revoll
"The Battle ot Principles." Newell
Ditlght (Fleming II. Bevell Com
"ChrlatUs and Mohammedan." dtorxe F.
Herrlrk, D. D. (Tlemlng II. Revell Com
"Moral taderehtp and the Mlnlatry." Kd
ward E. Keedy. (Horace Worth Company,
"The Forciter'a Manual." Erneat Thomp
place in the end. Other things are crude heroine In the first Instanoe, but none
and repulsive; the attraction of mother
and daughter, tfith many years between
the affairs, for the same man is inexplica
ble from anything that Is told of him; the
oookney crook who frightens the weak
sculptor is inconceivable as a member of
the society he has dropped out of. It
may be an accident that the young aot
ress, the father's mistress and the daugh
ter's friend, over whom much sentiment
Is poured, should call to mind a notoriety
of the last season; If It was Intentional,
It is inexcusable bad taste. There Is
much preaching and muoh sophistical
shirting about or moral standards, but
the book is well written.
Artist life is also described in "The
Fugitives," by Margaret Fletchor (Long
mans, Oreen and Company), but this
time it is that or the foreign students in
the Latin quarter. The studio life Is
described accurately enough, and one or
the young women with whom the reader
will be concerned Is an artist and con
sistent. She behaves herself, and being
a Catholic cannot marry for a time the
man she loves, because he is divorced,
Ths other young woman, the heroine, Is a
writer hunting tor life. She seeks it,
we regret to say, In the lowest dens under
tho escort of disreputable companions;
an experience that, we fear, other young
women set free In Paris have nought to
their sorrow, or have been tempted to
seek. She Is taught the full meaning of
what she haa boon looking for by a vul
gar artist, who Is properly punished by
u chivalrous American, aoompllment we
are glad to find in an English book. With
that portion or the book we have no rault
to find; the girl needs to be brought up
short. The author's effort to awaken
her religious nature at the samstlme that
some sense Is being knocked Into her
stems out of place; at any rats It leavss
ror his proposing to tho wrong girl. Tho
author takes the opportunity to criticise
many faults in tho nrmy; he does sketch
fairly tho figure of the man who is going
to the dogs and is pulled together by
real war. Ho has drawn a miscellaneous
gallery of military men; it can hardly
lie called a sto ry.
A. C. Benson, A. E. W. Mason, W. J. Locke
Beyond the Law
By Miriam Alexander
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on Seton. (Doubleday, Page and Company.)
"The Religion of Dtinocraoy Charlea
1'erguaon. (Mitchell Kennerley.) ,
"The Tragedy of Etarre." Rhys Car
penter. (Sturgla and Walton Company.)
"Mooda. Songa and Doggerela." John
aatawortliy. (Charlea Scrlbnera Sona.)
"In Portuguese Harden." Cora E.
Whlton-Ktone. (Sherman. French and Com
"My Brother Victor." Louie M. Elehemua.
(The. Dreamera Preea, New York.)
"Mooda." David M. Cory. (The Poet
Lore Company, Boaton.)
'Vongs of Content." Ralph Ernln Glhba.
(Paul Elder and Company, flan Francltro.)
"Mentor." Leo Phtlbert. (Broadway
Publishing Company. New York.)
"8neet June." Alexander Itynd-Llndaay,
(Broadway Publlahlng Company.)
"Tha Preaent Day Pr6blem of Crime."
Albert It. Currier. (Richard O. Badger,
"Danish Fairy Talee" J, Grant Cramer,
(Richard (1. Badger.)
"The Legend of Love." Howard V,
Sutherland, (Desmond Flttderald, New
"Indian Slorles," Cicero Newell. (Sllrer,
Burdelt and Company, Now York.) .
"Applied I'll) ales." V. D. Ilawklna.
(Longmans. Oreen and Company.)
"Tha Pagan Trinity." Beatrice Irwin.
(John Lane Company.)
"About Algeria." Charlea Thomas-Stanford.
"Hngllah Lyrics From Dryden to Burns."
Morrla W. Croll. (Henry Holt and Com
Tour Charmer Nos retlle." M. Capus.
edited by Clara Talrgrlevc. (D. C. Heath
and Company, Boston.)
"Agnes Bernauer." Krledrlch Hebbel,
edited hy M. Blaltcmore Kvans, Ph. D.
(D. C. Heath and Company.)
"The Defenders." roy (llllesple. (The
Cosmopolitan Press. New York.)
"Use Hulclde." Jl, S. laeman, M, D.
(The Cosmopolitan PrrsaJ
'com Ihc fall Hall Ou:ille.
were Byron's curls a natural develop
ments un me centenary or the publico
tlon of "Chllde Harold" one may ask till
luiMlon without indiscretion. It is an
article of faith with hl admirers that rut
had nothing to do with his ringlets. The
youthful Dtsruetl reproduced them, and his
curls certainly betrayed the iron.
And If you believe Screw Davis that In
discreet person was once In a position to
surprlao Byron's secret proiesw, The two
weie on familiar term at Tilnlty. Davis
walked into Byron s rooms one inornlntr
and found him still nbed and with his hair
In unmistakable curl papers. "I thouclit
your lulr curled naturally," Scropo re
mnrked, "Confound vou. So It does!"
the other returned. "I take rare of that.
Jlut don't you tell anybody." Of coiiimi
Scroiie told everybody. Mill. Byron was
curly headed at Harrow. And he could
not very well have gone to bed In curl
Here is the strangest play
ever written a play as dramati
and thrilling to read as to act.
Think of it it is a play to be
played in the dark! In it there
is a , spiritual bomb like the
questions Jesus asked of his
generation which breaks some
of our small notions of Duty.
O It is a drain a of the new Cour-
Dj age, "more like woman's," and
'is -even more significant than
I the author s, " 1 he Servant in
Riders of the
jBj Zane Grey
"Most readers will devour it
whole." Chicago Record-Her-
, aid. "Stirring in action and won
derfully picturesque." Charles
ton News and Courier. "The
tang of the purple sage and the
faint fragrance of untrodden
grasses and wild flowers grow
ing in lonely canons and by
unknown streams." San Fran
James Oltber Curwood
Around the shores of Hud
son's Bay hot-blooded ' warfare
and idyllic love strive with each
other and a rich turbulent life
is revealed in these tense pages.
Dangers and treachery, even the
apparent desertion of the girl
whose beauty and culture stand
out against her barren surround
ings like a rose in a snowdrift
cannot stay the Americanism of
the young man fighting for his
A sensible and workmanlike aid
botanists and all who roam through ths
country Is "Harper's Quids to Wild
Flowers" by Mrs. Carolina A. Cresvsy
(Harpsrs). The term "wild flowers
is mads elastio enough to Include common
wseds. After a few pages of explanatory
matters comes the description of the
plants in concise terms, with frequent
Introduction of pertinent non-sclentlflo
rnp'.ter. Tho plants are grouped according
to color, which is the most praotlcal way
of classifying; them, At the end are fur
ther classifications, according to habitat
and to the time of flowering.
Much sense as well Os help will be found
in a little vest pocket "Handbook for
Newspaper Correspondents" that has
been prepared by Mr. C. L. Sherman
of the Hartford Courant (C. Ii. Sherman,
Hartford, Conn.). The author Is not satis
fied with a list of "don'ts." Ho explains
in each case the reason for the prohibition.
He ulso tells Ills readers what to do, in
some essential matters. Mr. Sherman
has compressed a lot of useful Information
into a very small comMwa.
A valuable treatiso on "Tire Prevention"
has been written for The Chief by Mr.
Peter Jobeph MoKeon (Tho Chief Pub
llshlng Company, Neir -York.) A good
part of the book is taken up with the ways
of putting out fires when they have one
startsd. Tha text of (ha laws creating
ths prevention bureau is appended. The
A book for every grown-up son and daughter
The Old Nest
By Rupert Hughes
Why did this reader write to the author :
'"The Old Nest is the greatest story ever written! Thank God, my
mother lives though some 3000 miles away. 'T is just twenty -four
years since I left 'The Old Nest' and twenty-four years since I have
seen the sarne mother you so faithfully picture.' Though not so brilliant or success
ful as your 'hero (?), I have been just as negligent and as forgetful. 'I am going to
do better, 7 mttm it, this timtf (lest I spend the balance of my life being sorry)."
And another :
"I read the story this morning to-night 1 leave for Kansas City to visit my mother I"
This is one of those great little books that once in a blue moon modestly appears to conquet the
reading world hy its humor, its pathos, and its universal, heart-touchinR story.
Charminf froniUpUc: Chrmiily tottnei,
Price 91.00 ntt, patiaft 6 emtt
THE CENTURY GO.
By Eleanor (Atkinson '
"He manages to he loved by
a whole cityful, with so much
human interest that he makes a
story by being himself." Balti
more News. "Not unworthy
of a place beside Black Beauty."
New York Tribune. "The
human and the dog parts of the
story are delightful ; can stand
comparison even with Rab and
His Friends." New York Sun.
to Wild Flowers
In this book Mrs. Caroline
A. Creevey explains for young
and old the flowers and plants.
Here are the new classifications,
embodying the decisions of the
Vienna botanical congress.
Some old names, dear to us,
have come back, and there is
greater simplicity. Many col
ored plates show the flowers as
they actually appear to the eye.
Hy Charles Johnston
An addition to the world's
stock of fun. Humorous sto
ries collected from the Mon-
folians, Indians, Persians,
Jebrews, Turks, Egyptians,
Greeks and Romans, Italians,
Scotch, Irish, Germans, Scandi
navians and French, prove that
no age nor race has a monopoly
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