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THE SUN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1913.
LITERARY NEWS, VIEWS AND CRITICISM
'A Tale of the Wicked nnd Ihe (load.
Mr. O. W. Ogden's story of "Home
Place" (Harper and Hi others) tolls of
Mr. nurd, tin- liliirl. smith nnd philoso
pher, nnd of Ids neighbors, Mr Lubln,
Mr. Lukers mid the othcis. The con
vorsation if thru- excellent people was
frequently wise unit entertaining
ISather different from Mr Unrd nnd
his group were the pair lm llvrd
in the emnll brown hrn- In Home Place
foung Wnlnwrlght, the story writer,
whoso Morli'K liiid not yet begun to sell,
nnd his wife, Ctumn, tlif banker's
daughter, w.'in had run uwny from homo
1o ninrry for love, and hail come to mini
sadly the luxuries to which she had
been accustomed We hear Lmnia re.
prnaehlng her husband for til- delay In
producing temurieratlvo literature. "I
don't know h"w vnu'ro to get It, but we
must have nwre money," she n.ild. She
envied tin- Until tnmllv. who were Im
portant mulish to have tickets for the
Knights "f Athens ball Mr. I'.tird
wanted to en to the hall without a coat,
believing that his pink fhlit was ton
beautiful to he ohm m imI, but In- wore
thn root, Molding handsomely to Mr
Burd's gentle nnd not unreasonable per
suasions. The story spares nothing In showing
up thi wb-Ucd and th- urnfptiiK and the
mean, llliatn .lacUsnti Thornwood, the
kankor. Ilmiiia's r.ithi-f. we iito told,
mine b his tinui-v "through foolish
people won did iho world'.s hravy work
nnd won fur themselves otilv cnllnuscd
bunds, through widows ami orphan
Willi genet niiflv allnwoil hllll tin- Use of
their earnings, hcnotlcos and Inher
itance ai two per centum without Ma
turity, which In- sot to woils for lilm
dplf nt dignilicil Intnii't't " II" wantid at
least IS iht ten: fur what In- put mil
,"Workm: nlvv.i.s winking fir Hanker
Vhornwood. the mm.'.- Unwed on. pout
ing Its rhythnili' sircim of Itit.-i o-t into
His steel hound vaults iil.mil irmn me
farts of trn thousand nn'ii tuni;:i4 tl.li
golden inlllor's wheel ' Ills bunl. was a
"Temple of Mammon " Notnonb'.y n
blind newsman who walked m Us
mighty shailows. thumping Vr pave
ment with his staff ns he wont, cried
his wares "In voice hoarse nnd strange,
a voice big with tho breath of seas nnd
long shore.s where gorging tides clamor
against stern cliffs." We judge that the
blind newsman had been a sailor.
Hut It staggers belief trail the Com
mercial Club presented the banker with
a chest of silver plate Inscribed as Is
liere declared According to the story
thin Inscription, graven on a silver tab
let embedded In t'ne chest, ran. "Clod as
eemhled honor. Justice, virtue, m.inho.nl,
fidelity and transcendent genius, and
from their parts h" welched the exact
proportion? of a perfect man And
tJod crented agiln a man In Ills own
Image, smiling n.s he wrought, and
when the sublime task was Mulshed
Ood looked upon It and said, "It Is good.'
.nd Ood lilesseil the earth with lhl
creation of his hand, callinc him
Hiram Jnckson Thornwood " We fear
that the novelist has snttrl?.od the Com
mercial Club under too stronc: nn Im
pulse of the Imncinatlon Acoordlnu
to the story, however, the sentiment on
the tablet was not too much for the
hanker. It Is n-lited that he had a
i:opy of It framed and hutiK up in the
The story tells hoiv the bank failed
ana toe inornwoous were reimreu in
poverty, how the overbearing Mrs.
Thornwood was socially dethroned and
was barely able from th" sale of her
diamonds to buy a small house in n
street not a whit better than Home
Place, which she hnd very vehemently
desplped, and how Kmmn. who had di
vorced her husband, was disappointed
In her scandalous nnd heartless project
of marryinK Ferdinand Talbot, the dls
jeputable brewer, who was murdered
In his brewery on the day set for the
wedding. The story lashes the "Social
World." U sas nf this world and its
behavior at th" time of th" Talbot
murder; "They chattered over tv.e
papers that mornltiK. noddlnc wise
hads, most thoroughly and comforta
bly scandalized, shocked, thrilled, hor
rified and ready to denounce th" dead
brerwer for all the e a man ever put
his head Into. There was nothing ton
vicious to be mm about him dead, but
thern was not nn of them who would
have refused him her daiiKhter In mar
riage if. Itvintr. he had demanded her "
There Is amuslnc comment upon the
newspaper illncram, with fhetr dotted
lines and arrows, at the time of the mur
der. "U was h great day for diagrams."
ays the story, "a day to be marked
and rememWed In the history of dia
grams, a day to be made hulkv with
filings In, the archives of diagrams In
the offices of diagrammatical editors
everywhere " The reconciliation of
Emma and her husband Is very effec
tively and movingly described. It Is an
admirable part of a vigorous nnd Inter
IDl(ay1a, Hrltllh and American.
Pleasure must be taken in the Kng
llsh that John Onlsworthy uses in the
collection of essays he rails '"Hie Inn
of Tranquillity" (Charles Sot timer's
Pons), and In the pretty ileserlptlve pas.
sages. He is nt his best when he writes
directly nnd deals with matters with
which his readers enn sympathize, as
in the tragedies of the old bootmaker
and the rah driver. In other Instances
he seems to mask In intricacies of lan
guage that rival those of Henry James
the tenuity of the thought, but perhaps
In these cases he has dlscnveted distinc
tions no subtle that tliey elude ordinary
minds. He Is Inclined too to sentimen
tality, which does morn credit to his
kindly disposition than to his Intelli
sonee, as in the rnsn of the grand Jury
articles, but his Kngllsh Is delightful
and his articles nro enjoyable.
A rather curious miscellany has been
gathered together by Hlr Frank Rwet
tenhatn, who Is the explorer In Malaysia,
not his brother who made an exhibition
of himself at thn time of the Kingston
earthquake, in "Also nnd Perhaps"
(Jnbn l.nne Company). The iiirict m
fiorfant papers are the accounts of the
Islands of Muiirltlus and Iteunlon, of
which he manages to write without
mentioning "Paul et Vlrglnle" More
Interesting nnd curious are his Malay
stories and his essays on coincidences
nnd on disbelief in the. unseen. He
writes on many other sutijects also; If
t'jeso pmsiv.h are liss successful they
Y.ki wlttifsH at least tn the variety of
matters in which the author tnkes In
terest. Four pleasing papers on gardens, In
which the horticultural Information nnd
Ban time lit Is helped nut by scraps of
story, teUIng about nice children, will be
found In "The Four rinrdens" by Hnnda
ide (William lleinemann: J. ft. I.lppln
cott Company) The book Is beautifully
illustrated by Charles itohinNtin with
tfht colored pictures nnd many draw.
Mn In the text. It is charmi'ir.' addi
tion to the rapidly Increasing literature Jumplnr from one. topic to another In u ture of the seamy side of literary life
of gardens. manner Hint only those thoroughly In "Cynthia" nnd rome may regard us
Half of the volume of articles by Irfird familiar Willi her work inn follow It funny I he harrowing deorlptlin of lh
Heilesdale entitled "A Tragedy In Stone Is to these, we Imagine, that she ml- effort to get out of a Fri tn'i hotel
and ether Papers" i.lohn l.ane Com- dresses herself this detracts ftom the! without pavlnt? the hill, but It Is true
puny) Is taken up unli descriptions of Interest of tin. book ns an autobiography to life. It is th, tragedy of n yoiinit
the Japan ho was pl'H Urged to see be- nnd as n lecnid. couple who tire miMtiatcil tit t'le start
foie It was transformed Into .1 modern' To the seiles nf "Amerlcin Lectures ntnl who lltul themselves still mlstiuteil
Slate The pipi r which gives Its title on the lli.toiy of Itellglons" I 'inf. .1. J. after they have changed their ground,
to the book nets of the Tower of 1 .tm - M do drool I Mi. II, I,. I. IV. then nf , i i line w ork that Mr. Merrick turned
l."'.l"tl. How of Itol lltl. contributed two utit In these bonks.
S.vs ago "ISihulmi In china" Mi. I' j ti. striving fur nn unexpected,
I -i. tnnni's Soii i Though ! substance startling conclusion Is too marked in
an effort to make iloar in fire'gncts the stories that Wnlter Duncan hai col
wh.it It Is that the Chinese tu.lly believe j ..Thl, rlh , nrldgo" (The
and to show the relation between the shakcsiieare 1'rcs New VnH.l. 'P.iev
Mlinln Company) wo have a baker's thief religious forms In China, t lif J ., hrluht fJnr!cs. in u yteat variety of
dozen of papers by John I'.urrniighs. autln r treats also of the historical le-' ntyles, cverv one with a good idea in
mainly nn tho subject of evolution us velopmont of religion. Ills an iitilhorl. )ti' w,ch will make the render Imp"
m geology a'lit palii'iintology, lauve noon on a siiiijeei in gicji niter-1 Hint th.. tmtio.p ....... iin.i inn,, i,. rit
more nrefully. lie has the stuff in
don mid the church in it, others deal
with l.eoiiiitdii di Vlncl. Will Adams,
the KiiglHi castaway In Japan, and
minions, while some are addresses on
public occasions. All are Interesting.
In "Time ntid Change" illoiighton
I hut told In Mr Hurrouglis's delightful est nt ptesent.
'way. with the scientific knowledge made A strangely Interesting book has been
jinlntnhle by personal experiences, line written by (leorgo I'.iuirne In "Change
(paper describes a visit lo Hawaii. The In the Village" Mienrge II. Down Com-
j volume is Illustrated with u fine photo- pany), n teiord of obsei vntlons of Kng-
giaph of John Hut roughs. Hsh peasants during twenty. live years.
I.ecttltes delivered before the Pacific The author seems to be a sociologist
An enjoyable account of a rather
Theological Seminary In Ca'lfornla. and w ho looks mi his peasants as specimens ' wru't(,n )n. iCrf )r ni,-no ";it Anne of
fMinseqnrnilv in linsion anil lirooKiyn, mi" or animou .inn ii"scrinen ,m .Mount" ( pcrird C ltlll"er
are published by Pinf Hllss Perry under a dispassionate ulentlllc splrl. The j OHt, rh th'ff ,...,i,nr Wu..h',
the title "The American Mind" (Hmuh- apparently unsympathetle v ,rw of the.-ol '( 1 J hik of t X 7 lw!
ton Mllllln Company). They must have people, their ways and Ideas rather ' I'JT." . 1,7 V I' . I ' . . .. -
been plearanter to listen to than they repel- the reader and makes him seep- '',.,, ,,pvnml '., ' 1
nn- in .c.iu. nn me wiener I'nuio none '.. .i'- ....i.i.m .i
The volume of "Memories" by Fred
er ok Wediuore t.Methuen and Com
pany. ileorge H. Horan Company i is
illsappolntlng In a way that Is not un-
i ntiitiinn In nngllsh memoirs The
months she spent there were employed
In viewing the country and in becoming
acquainted with the French Canadian
natives mid their customs. These are
described with great sympathy nnd
at.nrer. are etremelv vlvl.l and "''' '""" i' n.i.nor - iiieunru
.....1 ItiteresiliiL-. nn.1 Hi.. t..il... l.n '..lis nfl'" senumenini ai t.uios. sa mat tne
ose that them. If illiistnitl.n. ,.f the points i10 ! ''ook has the value of a historical
wishes tn make nio wis nf ie.il life
Th- llfle v lume on "Marriage Civil
nti I Kcc'i s'.itctil," b.- Lewis Stockton
i Hoi bnee.l'lelsteln P.i'ent Company,
liuffalni, is ch'.-'il;' an nrguni iit aaaiusi
the papal decree ".N'e Teuioro" and tin
that the speaker would come tn some '" hislnns and generalizations, partlcil.
ceneliislon after all the ngreeable things 'arly as a quarter of a century Is a
about Americans had been said. Prof. Ptelty short period on which to base I
Perry deals with general Ideas and Is theories ilu the other hand, the por-1
diatv nf examples, a much greater traits Mr. Itmirno thaws nf many agrl-
supply nf these than he gives would be vultiir;
noi'diil to detltie what he re:
American traits other than tho:
are admirable in every literature.
record. Why the publishers should
label It a "romance" we cannot make
o'll, for the author sticks close; v to
whnt she has seen and heard her"lf
In "The Spirit of Ftench Letters'
i Macmlllans). M,iln.;i s C. Smith en-
Kiithor Is content to tell us that he saw exteiielmi nt tho doi '.sums of the Council1 ,Ir;'voors to ennvov an idea of Ften-h
or met any number of famous persons; of Tient to new nuntrie Th" brief '""raiure to persons woo nave no
'occasionally he describes the.it or states and unsatisfactory sur" of iiiartiago knowledge of l"rench This she does by
wha impression ih-y made on him. but before tho ileciee vv.w Issued !s only In-1 -''vlR brief accounis of tl.e prlnclpa
generally he limits himself to trivial or troihutotv to the author's cr.tlcisin of ' authors, with liberal etr.uts from their
Irrelevant matters, nssumlng that his the document and its probable effects, 'works, whet" tin v ian be found In
A NEW NOVEL
By Hallie Erminie Rives
Author of Satan Sanderson, Hearts Courageous, etc
The twinging story both ttin and pleaiei. It begtni
well and endi better, while between is no page or
moment that drags or "lets down."
The Valiants of Vtr.
ginia is a very charming
' lore atory, full of tender.
nets and pride of the
-,Vcif Ymh II orM
A story wi'Jun a tory,
dramatic, ardent, and
lymyirtirtr, aoe la be
followed with tmBaajat,
If erer there was pure romance, Miss Rives gives it to at tn 77te Vakcnis
of Vitgtnta. , -fltako CU.
Undoubtedly the author's moat significant work. Det Mtbm Rtflttw & Lmiv
The BMi-MerHlt Ctmpmy, Paillihtn ItlatMeJ h Cmtatgn $133 ml
THE MAKING OF BOOKS.
renders knnw an much about the ce,i.
rity ns himself. n thl.t book this is
the more provoking because Mr Wed
more wa.s In a position to know o erv
person of distinction In art and lltera-
Au essay iiiiitainlny -he sprightly oh- translation. Thr - ctlnn Is hampered
servatlons on "Woman in the l'nltd somewhat bv tto attempt lo make
States." bv Haron ivi'toumollos do I the pieces rollei t -the pohtlial and
Conslnnt. has been ttan-Iated by ICstelle economic conditions" nf each period,
c. Porter of Stanford I'nlverslty nnd si"n I''" forttinatelj more easily formed
century and his "Memories" are I'.t'le
more than a list of nams.
ture or on the stag for the last half published with a n llt. introduction byjthan carried put, nr. I further by her
President IMVId Starr Jordan In an nt- I reluctance to print anvth'ng 'hat s In
ttiutlVH llttb. volume iA. M. llobertson. ; any way Indellcnte. a llmlt-tUnn which
S.m I'ranclfco). Th" author combines hits good French literature even harder
, the traditional gallantry of his country i than It does Knirllsh. Wo imagine that
with advocacy of the eaure of woman 'ti some schemes of education tills book
The useful description of "Party Or-' may serve n useful purpose
ganlzatlon and Machinery" In the Cntted An ntnlytloa nnd philosophical view
Mates, py I'mr. .!ose Maey of Crlnnell , of conversation Is taken by Stanley
Who'! Who far Ittl.t.
The Kngllsh "Who's who" .Adam
and Charles Bleck; Macmlllansl ap
pears promptly on time with the be.
glnlng of the year tn the edlt'or. for College. Iovv.i. Is Issued nttf.r h.ht vnr l Vf nith tn "Th vl.ll n '...'
(Oxford Cnlverslfy Press, llenrv
1M5. The Information contained 'n the in nffvV pdltlnn hv dm Corn
, niuKi.iiiiiiim in nil,-.- i I'l.iusn Hi' pan rr.e autnor has added a chapter
The Marmlllnn Company announces the
publication this week. Junuary I. of th
following new booss- "The Crock of
I Cold," n. novel by Jumes Stephene , "In
'dusttlal Combinations Hnd Trusts." a book
degnil to give the tenriil reader a fair
1 knowlrdce nf the historical development
of th trust movement in this country
and a comprehension of the problems
! "tnanatlng from the movement ; and "Milk
I and Its Products." by N. K. and Henry
I The title of the new novel by ft. R.
i Crockett, which Is aoon to be published
1 by the Msomlllans, la "Patsy," named
1 from th nucy heroine of the romance.
'The scene of th story li laid In the
(Galloway of 100 years ago.
Frowde). Of the author's uh'lltv the
little book Is evidence, his theory of
"planes" for conversation seems de
cidedly fanciful nnd likely to suppress
th" art rapidly. We have derived little
:icht from the chapters on listening nnd
linil nn the Hl.'Hnn ,tf llm tiru.intf
The number "f p. rfutiet.iry piece of work on the nan 1 ivi.n,,, m ,nii, t- miicu "..-
must be ap- of President David Starr Jordan Its i ,,.,,,-,.,. n.ui,nn,,",. ',',", ',J
September 1 lat. The volume Ins describing l event changes In California
changed somewhat In form nnd for 'he and others that deal wwti the pi uccssos. ,
b"t!er, having added mere than nn Inchmf the d.rect prlmurles.
to its height and decreased In th'ikms, The etih of Mrs. Jane Lathrop
corresi,indlngly. the numbered p.ikiis Stanford ciTorts to establish the unl-'
being 2 as compared with i.::iii In vorlty named after h r son was a verv !
last years issue
proximately the same.
Th" book especially In late years has
proved to bo a very helpful bonlt
teferetne. P.eglnnlng with brief notices
' nf onl" certain classes of persons, it
1 has extended Its range so as to Include
.lii-arlv eve'ry living person of note in
I the Hritlsh empire, and some iHstm
j guished foreigners ns well. While It
does tint seem to strive ror thorough
I nos.s ns regards flreat rirltaln to the
extent that the American "Who's Who"
does for this country. It Is extremely
serviceable, far more so than Its (lerman
; ropunluT.tion under the title "The Story
of a Cond Woman" (American I'nl-
ather than to convers-itlon.
The Ingenuous materialism, rhe stress
..ran As-oc.atlon. .torfni contributes pllt n nn,, cnmmrrcM
I t e t,, the proper understanding of the; s!(ln nf nature by ITof. Walt-r H.
i il lculties encoun e,ed ,n founding the, ,,,klIl !n Tllr Arti,mI ,
f t , u.h r rP,""U"n fir- Writing' Macmlllans wl'l
Mary n. Waller's new novel, "A Cry
In the Wilderness," which is now ranked
amonit th !x 1-st sellers, was In such
idimind Jut before Christmas that a thtrd
large prlntlnn was necessary to (111 re
order The ptibllphers. Little, rirown
Co , alsr report a third printing of H. M
j lionet's "flood Indian," a fifth printing
of John Kendrlck llnncs's "A Little Hook
i of Christmas," a fifteenth printing of
' Payne Krsklne'a "Thn Mountain Girl," and
, a ocnnd printing; before publication of
"Jnvf ul He.-itherby," Payne Ersklne's
Mime New Flctlnn.
Martle nnd prob.ihh- amuse old fash
oned readers who re'aln ome resp-rv
fir their favorite authors The sepre-
,...,lnn nf I.A l.... f... .
I. Is i hardly fair to call Ralph Con-1 , t " " -' v J , "
y. " I . -. nil), -
pany i a tale of ;h" Northwest mounted; '" ... '.' . '., . 1. . 11"
limlPitnr. with its excessive abbrevia- ' poliie. although the hero Joins that ' ',, ,u ,,' 1 '""
itrwU" has h iniHs. LofT'mer T"" T ,1"
, ' ............i..... ...... .ii .. ninu ui limn nu joins . , student In Im'iilim li
i about nil the known people nnd manv I fhe force and does effective servce In .. r, " ' ., '.' "
of the little known Tho 1'ilfl n,llilnnl. It 1. , I n.. ..!" "e plefors
. f "hKv 1 Com: fossors. the originality o
' 'l fJhoNOrJhWM,t, mnun"1 Hes In that he applies ,h,
iidl e al hough the hero Join, that j IImr.ot , ,
body at the end of the book, which philosophic or lr,tIlrU' ,
Is th- occasion for a condensed sum-' ,,',.,.,1 .u,,i.. '
mary of Its merits and exploits. The , wrlt( nm, , ,
ir ,,H, 1 r L ?";rlpll0n,"f.V,"!nnn,-1"'' "f "''ntials tint vv;
ear.v care-r or a Kinuot man who Joins u ptU(,(
nt to become a M iup
the force and does effective servce lnju Pon, nlp,.M llp .,.frM ,'
It. It Is even more a homily for Vuiinir:.i.i. .,...'
, is fully i. to the Matulard of Its pr-de. , Hritons who intend to emigrate to l h , . f"
i, we look forward to watching Cinada. and Is divided Into three d!?- l " ZtL , n , n 1",,nr "
th new volumes wax in girth as rapidly tlnct episodes These are as vivid and v i-t lo "Mim.'ii f viir L nnit "
; as the.r predecessors d,d. ,.vvorM, , anything that Mr. Connor hJ y L
The vivid d'-riptlon of the ehlpwreck
In flerhart Hauptminn's nw novel, "At-
lntt," lm caused many to assume that
It was siutgested bv accounts of the TI-
, tnnle dlsi'tei However, the book, though
lust published, had been written eome
j time before the Titan!" went down, had
I e.en appeared serially in a IJerlln paper.
to he snme-
has written. We begin In Scotland
with a stubborn young cub who la
rapidly going to the ilotfs; there we
hnv, charming descriptions and meet
with iHtehtful people of whom we wish
t.i near much more, but they disappear
from the story as soon n.s they have
fulfilled their purpose. Next we find
him in tho civilized parts of Canada,
reluctantly striving to fit Into new con
ditions nnd learning the lesson that It is
I lllslnrlonl and Blnrraphlenl,
j An admirable aid to the systematic
. study nf Oriental arohieology Is the nb
j long folio album prepared by Prof.
..Morris Jastrow, Jr. 'Ulldcrmnppo zur
, P.i'llglon llabylnnlens und Assyrlens"
, i A Ift pit Teepelmann. niessen.) This con
! tains tlfty-six sheets of illustrations of
lolijects found by the excavators, nr-
' rnil'Tpil In nrrtr a, nu .. .mUln ,1..
! myths, the religion nnd the rites of the ,h n,a" Mnwit counts and not
Hahylnnlans and the Assvrlans in the i'r""ue "L''I 'lere. too. we
(ierman text that accompanies the m"ft '"fri-sting people who vanish
album each picture Is described with the, r;iv;nK us unhatlsfled. In both of these
sclontltlc minuteness that modern ar-! ",ir,s mllch ftT,ra 's lnl'' n "i" hero's
ch.ToloBlsts require, nnd its meaning Is 'athletic prowess, though Mr. Connor
explained concisely. Tim book w'll be In-1 !'r',!lls lo tnlnk lnor" highly of his skill
dispensable for the proper study of ln ll!nvIn batrplpes. In the last
Ass.v rlnlng.v . epis,e he hns found the right kind of
If Samuel C Hlvthe in his "Th. ii.if. wrk In a surveyor's camp ln the far
htm of a Newspaper Man" (Henry Alto-' mutih of thnt portion Is taken
tii'.s Coinpai. Philadelphia) had kept wlUl ,llM capture by a plrturesqu
I op the tune of frank confession In which ' scnundrel nnd his Journeying with him.
he ton,, nf his entering hla profession J '", "'a"" tn '", Joining the police, hut
and of his lirst venture Into ownership, tl" "trlmr Is forced by the requlre-
hls book would ha valuable supplement ",p,llu "( space to compress his career
to the theoretical teaching of the schools m ,,,nt body, nnd the story of his
or journalism. Those enily experiences
are vastly entertaining nnd some ( f
them convey Instruction, the niib...
qtient chapters are Interesting ns ac
counts of steps In Mr. Wythe's enreer,
winn'm: the Canadian farmer's
daughter, whom loio has transformed,
phscnlly and mentally, ln a remark,
nblj short period of time. In spite of
faints of construction nnd other defects,
I but he Is singularly reticent about in- i Sir. Connor has written a vigorous tnle
I forming tho Inquirer as to whnt qua:!- holds tho reader's attention and rs
ties or wnat experiences of his con- "' Photographic realism. That
trlhuted to making him a successful nanv of the minor characters ore more
newspaper man. ' aitr.ictiv e than the hero and the heroine
The autohlogrnphlcnl commentary 'H lll" to this realism,
that Jnno Addams writes in "Twenty I 'I'1'" popularity that Ieonard Merrick
Venrs nt Hull House" i Macmlllansi ''as nr quired through hts later stories
suffers froni the nstiumptlon, which Is is the reassn for the republication of
perhaps nntural. that thn reader Is nl- i eat Iter books of his, two of Which,
ready thoroughly acquainted with th" "d-nthla" anil "The Man Who Was
author and her work. To persons who tloiul." come to ns from Desmond Fltz
havo that advantage the commentary i ' ierald, New York. Though the pe.
Is doubtless Illuminative, thosn who cu.lnr touch of fun that nttrnctcd at
open the hook to learn will be some- ti ullon to later stories. Is lacking, these
what puzzled. The early chapters nre two tragedies or life show far more art
-n,, ,,,- man nnrrauve. ;,is,, in coiiMructlnn and hand ng. "Thn
Addams tries tn explain her feelings in
nerseir rather than to Irafnnn her
i readers; why her sufferings ami her
! Kuropean travels should have led pai-
liicuianv in nun Mouse is not marl
Man Who Was Oood" Is admirably
dlieet, no humor relieves the pictures
or the mrrdless tieatment of frlend
le s wniuoii or t'he sordid Bldo of the
actor's life, the story of the man's love
Jr.. '7""" inier vvurk; after the , f,- i,n woman who cannot love him
story of tho first establishment .Hie . is ns inexorable as a (Ireek tragedy
, begins to comment on the things done,; Satire and caricature enliven the p e
Bell and Wing
By FREDERICK FANNING AYER
Absorbing, astounding, inspiring, baffling. London 'Acodtmv.
Power and originality. Cork llxamintr.
A great noxVsDoilon Hirald.
Maries of genius constantly, 7V Rtcord.
A wealth of idtaa Boston Transcript.
GemjJna aspiration and power, Orru Rtvira, Bnghni.
Near the stars. Portland Ortgonion.
Astounding fertility. Brooklyn Timts.
A striking book of ttne. Boston Post,
a P. PUTNAM'S SONS, Publishers, N. Y. Ptic feff
fantry Hegulntions for 1011. and lnclud
Ing bugle calls nnd manv dtagrams, Is
Issued by the American Hoy Scout. New
York. It Is Indispensable to our 5oung
volunteer soldiers who hope to b-corr,
efficient soldiers later.
Many ways tn which well lntentlond
persons may assist the efforts of the
schools are explained bv KNn llcnl-on
of the New York Unreal! nf Municipal
Hesearch In "Helping School Children''
(Harpers). Whether the remit r ro
gard.t tbe Improvements .suggested ai
desirable or not, this condensed accnunt
of the many ways In which the schools
are branching out Is of decided Interest
A remnrknbly laborious and impor
tant piece nf work, which will be thor
oughly appreciated by those who ar
obliged toconwult It, oven though not one
man In a thousand hears of It, . tho
"Check List of Cnlted States Puhl'e
Documents. 17RP-10fl:i" Mlnvetumeii'
Printing Office, Washington). Thou-li
called n "third edition" It Is the firs'
really complete list of these documents
thnt has been made, and the name of
the patient compiler, Miss Mary A.
Hnrtwell, deserves to be recorded with
that of Dr. .TrT.in (1. Ames, who put
together the first two editions. Ft h a
list of titles only of the printed tintte
tho Oovernment has insurd In Lin
years, classified nccnrdlng to the depart
ments and subdivisions that published
them, but It tnkes up 1,003 closely
printed pages. The volume Is numbered
I., for it Is to bo followed by nnothrr
contafnlng an Index' to Its contents.
"Th South Pole " : rnln noaM Amnni
en (John Murrar: I.e Keeillek, New Verk I
"The Law o( Oii.tI l'omri.cl "x Preilerie
rainplii'll Wood vv aril .il.lttle, llrnnn .mil
"Viib In Rlrlly " Arthur Bt.mlj tllrtu
( M-Ilrl.te, Nnt snil I'nmpnny I
' Italian I,.ni" and lllchinit" nuel W
l.eary iMi Ril.. Nasi .mil 'ninpiuy
Aii'tliin of Today" Miliim ( Work
(HntiKhtnn .Mifflin rnnpti i
"The Happy Warrior " A S M Hutchin
son I.I (tie, Drnttn nn1 ruinpnni i
"The Modern llelnlse " Alfred Ihii-lianan
(0 W nilllnihim Conipanjr i
"A Man In thn Making" llarrx Wann.
seller Jonei. (Crune ami Companj, TnpUa,
"ChrlntniM Pralnei " (lenrre K. Aelierraan
(Hherman, Frenrh unil 'oTnpnny. lloMon.l
"Here and There a l.a " ,0iiIm He,
wood. (Sherman. Kremh and Cnnii.iny )
"The 1'nrmer ou n i-s s " Annie rifhli
Vila. (Shermnn, Fri'iii h and Cnniiuny )
. ''.'"V rr.n"' 'he I'lty lliniiilfui " Amlli
M Starkweather and Jaeni, f .siniUweaiher
I Sherman. French niil (.onipunr I
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Charles Srrlhner's Pone include: "Art ln
Pgvpt." a new volume In their 'The On
oral History nf Art" series, by O. Mas
pro. Plrectnr-Oenerai of the P'rvlee of
Ant'nultlis tn 1'gypt . "Our Vanishing
U ,;l Life; it i:terrnln.itlon and Tres
eiv.itlon." a h.vndboo'i In the campaign
f : the prut ,oii of wild animals, with
graphic cartoons. ninp and diagram!, by
v. Ill-ui T Ibn "..id.iy, who Ik recognized
,is fe h'rhest American authority on the
ondltloiis of n.itn "Papua of tho Pa
puans.'' an lllinnlnatlne Beo.raph!cal, bin
tnrlc.it ami descriptive narrative by J. H.
P. Murin.v, who was for a number of
ye;ijs Lieutenant-Governor and chief Ju
dle! il officer In Papua : "The New Hostess
of To-d.iv," by Linda Hull Larned, a com
plete exposition of the arts of cooking
nnd frvlnir, bas.i upon Mrs. Larned's
"The lfosts rf Tn-ri.iv."
The "Imperial IMItion" of Sir Gilbert
Parker's works, consisting of eighteen
volumes, la tint a .uei" collection of the
atithot's various books, but Is nn entirely
new set, brought out under his own
supervision nnd containing a special Intro
duction by him In each volume.
The Serlhners report that "The Develop
ment of r.ellglon and Thought In Ancient
Psypt." by .lumen 11 Iireisted of the
Pnhei.slty of Chicago, has aroused so
wide nn Interest that II Is to he trans-
The Modern Heloise
BY ALFRED BUCHANAN
A tremendous love story; a fearless embodiment of the
deep and impelling lure of sex, based on the burning and
elusive query of modern life is marriage 'an absolutely Ir
revocable step, and If so OUGHT it to be? A novel of revolt,
the story shows, primarily, the interplay and clash of two
opposing temperaments a conflict that is tensely and vividly
presented. This powerfully written narrative tells of the
ecstasies of a pure, ennobling love and bears eloquent wit
ness to the heartbreak and the suffering that ensue when
two people who do not love each other attempt to live to
gether in that closest of all intimacies marriage.
12mo. Cloth. $1.25. Postage 10 Cents.
G. W. DILLINGHAM COMPANY, NEW YORK
luted Into four lancuacea nnd published
In live countries outside of the United
States, nrnnKements having been made
for the publication of an Knullsh edition
und for Its translation Into Italian, Ilus
slan and Arabic.
The sprint fiction Hat of Doubled ay,
Pnge Co. will Include works by Oene
Strntton-Porter, nooth Tarklngton, J. C
Snnlth. C N. and A. M. Williamson. Juliet
Wilbor Tompkins, Ornce S. Richmond,
(race MacGowan Cooke, Harry Leon
Wilson, rtoy Ttolfe Ollson. Maurice Le
blane nnd others. In the r.on-tlctlon list
will be works by President-elect Wilson,
Dr. Lyman Abbott, John Illgelow, Dr.
Joslah Strong, Krr.est Thompson Seton
This house is one that makes n practice
of putting out a rtrong work of fiction
In January, despite traditions of the trade.
This year the book will bo Harry Leon
Wilson's new novel. "Hunker rtean." which
appeared successfully as a serial In the
Saturday Etrti(ii0 Tojf.
Announcement recently was made by
the literary honors committee of the
Camp Fire Club of America that "Moths
of thn Llmberlost,' by Gene Strntton
Porter, had received a certificate of high
ommendatlon from that organization.
Since the establishment of tho committee
about a year ago only n few books have
received this award.
"The Son of Columbus," by Molly Klllot
Seawell, has Just received the commenda
tion of the Navy Department, two copies
of the book having been sent to the
library of ev ery ship In the set vice
CHESTER BEGAN AS REPORTER.
ftrrsTnril t'tltlcrd the Matrrlal lie
(lathered In III Xlnrles.
Oeorite Randolph Chester, .like manv
other well known writers, began his lit
erary' cp.recr as a writer for the news
papers. During his reportorlal days h
covered many assignments ln which biz
business principles were Involved anl
he handled these so rucccssfully thnt h
herame a financial editor. But then
was another nnd mote pleasant depart
ment of newspaper work for which Mr
Chester was c"ilu"ntly fitted, this bcln;
special feature writing, lie was accord
ingly placed In charge of the Sunday
mugalne section. Here he had wide tat
Ittide and in cocurln? data for special
articles often reverted (n some of the
expcrlem.es he had had as a flnanctn
editor. These were changed about anl
treated hiiniot niuly. and while th un
dercurrent of f.Kt wa.s never lost sip-.t
nf they were as eiUei i linitvi as thou;'i
they had been tktloii
When he turned b'- attention to stir?
writing he saw Cn v h., t i mil. .-.a this
material as I'm f, unit.ui m for puv
ami lo-d.iv he' iin.i."U s.Tlej if
bs business i.iit..rpv.es nrp i.r.own
wherever Knghsh Is re.nl
The Bishop's Pursi
A BRAND NEW STORY
By CLEVELAND MOFhETT and OLIVER HERFORD.
READ how a clever
New York woman
crook steals 25,000
and then after a series
of thrilling adventurei
In THE GLOBE, Beginning To-Night