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Little "Vers Libre" Fanaticism and an Apparent
Deep Current of Purpose.
Poetry by. Masters, Gibson. Townc and Others A
Philosophizing Militant Pacifist.
Books on the Photoplay .Govcrnment.Apostolic Teach
ings, the Lincoln Highway and Other Subjects.
The latest volumes of verm: show
llttln ot "vers Itbre" fanaticism, the
humbug "school" ot Imoglsm and
iisoiatcd fantastic. They are dis
tinctly different from the poetry of
the Victorians, of the elder New
llnglandors and of the group for
which K ted man unil Aldrtch stand.
They nre not as much like V!iltmaii as
, their authors would wish tucm to he.
Somo nnclcut, unci) honored affcetu
1,0ns are illspeiisul with. Rhythm Is
('referred to exact tneter, and rhyme
H not a Kino qua non.
Tho "new" poetry seems to seek
chjectlvlty ruther than sentimental II
iiimlnuMon, to glitter, but not to shine.
It never glows. It Is cold; without
passion, spontaneous or summoned. It
Is not morbidly Introspective, but tho
poets examlnu themselves curiously,
analytically; and practise vivisection
without anicsthetlcs on tho rest of
mankind. Not superficial at all hut
cleaving thu essence Is notico of the
characteristic Inllectlons; lines and
stanzas that climb are rare, the ac
cent runs deliberately down.
It becomes Increasingly ni)arcnt
that under the foam of fad nnd fancy
'hero Is a deep current of purpose.
Wc have poets endeavoring to develop
n art expressive of their time and
sternly resolved not to let their hearts
,iu nw.iy wllh their heads. They are
frightfully clever with words, not
rashly optimistic, and tease tho appe
'ito more than they satisfy It. They
In not preach discontent so much as
submission. They are neither stimti
itlng nor soothing; perhaps because
heir philosophy ot life has not yet
.drained Ps centre of rest.
It Is Impossible to take tho .S'niiffi
nnd sum i ( Maomlllans) f)f lalgnr l.ee
Masters, the Spoon ltlver anthologist.
without perceiving that tho author of
'hat il i I tour do force has recognized
he reii remunt of a more varied con
cii . T'ni ii'iii 1ms so much variety
A clear, convincing t4tement ol
oi:r differences with Jpan, with
pei.il reference to the CalifornU
UnJ controveriy. It will turprise
many uho do not realize how near
.i crisi "rate.
Insects nd Nature Lures
v.t and trout fishermn needs thu
entirely new method of angling,
with exact imitations (in remark
bl illutr aliens) ef the food game
fuliei consume.
I ! and with introduction
In Ho Struwhi.
C,ork)'s most artistic and phil
enopliica! work. A remarkable
pi'teof fiction with a i id Russian
Hi i ml ijruh.D on rernrst
iu ii r,irttr, illustrated 32
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II rid jnr your cop today,
449 4th Ave., New York
fourth I'rinlin'i
Extraordinary Mystery Novel
I think 'Mn. Halfarne' is the
lined mystery Jtory I luive ever
1 I defy any one tn
l.Mjm that Krippini? first paragraph
am) lav the book asiile."- ( 'hnrlrs
II t 1 Tiocnr, tdior of
Url ' ,,'
,1 uih t ,1 "llolilnc, (Icncrnl Malinger"
new kuvj of society romance
aLsnt a Rirl who revolts against
"ing a fifth wheel and what hap
I'fv tn her
Through the Chinese
A dear nnd descriptive account of
( lima and the revolution.
Rudyard Kipling
A Literary Appreciation
A ompitlienslve guide to Kipling's
Mititigi, life and ideal.
Published by STOKES.
that In its pages tho grotesque. Jostles
tho beautiful, and, what Is renrettable,
poor work, even careless work, nelgh-
bors with earnest, conscientious com
position. A medley of life, but with
fewer cheerful interludes than even a
sad life exhibits to tho balanced "real
ist." Mr. Uryan ("Tho Cocked Hat")
Is a mark for the rhymester, hut tho
gentlemen who look for poetry In poll
tics fall somehow short. Mr. Musters
paints cities, lurid or gray, and women
wrapped In sombre tragedy. Ho could
have sung a duet with John Davidson.
Ills llrst poem, "Silence," Is Impressive
by Its cumulation; the silence of
memory, of (treat hates nnd loves, of
misfit husbands and wives, "tho silence
of Lincoln thinking of tho poverty of
his youth and tho silence ot Napoleon
after Waterloo."
t have knntrn thn silence of th itr and
ot th" (tat.
And the silence ef the city when It pmifei,
And tho alienee ot a man and a maid.
And the alienee for which muato alone
flnda the word.
And the tilence of the wooda before the
wind of spring begin.
And the ellenc of the tick
When their eyre roam about the roftm.
And t ask: tn the deptha
Ot what ute la lancuace?
"When Wilfrid Wilon Gibson, In
llattle ami Other Poems (Macmlllans),
writes Jingles he means to be primi
tive, elementary and strong. But the
wor cuts too deep Into the common
consciousness to command favor for a
piece like "Tho Hayonot".:
This bloody eteel
llai killed a man.
I heard him rqual
Aa on 1 ran.
I lie uatrhe.l m rrmi
Wllh wiurflng head.
I preed It home
And he was dead.
Though clean nr.d c'.tvif
I've wiped the iteel,
I Mill can hear
That dlrif squeal.
The citation Is entirely fair. Itecause
Mr. Gibson prints a dozen such pieces.
His memorial verses to Hupert Urooke
are, in tho good old phrase, tender and
ti ue, and the. drurnutic iHwrns collected
under the title "Htonefolds" are line
art. bits out of the lives of sheep herd
ing folk.
The artifice of chopped lines Is es
sential to tho poetry of London, One
Xorembrr. by Helen Mackay (Duf
Held), but she i-kllfully weaves light
rhymes Into them, as In "Year of
With hlftlnr nnd jmtnglnf of places.
.Hid tumult uf dreams.
1 London.
"VVe have Owen Heath In the begin
ning of Kninin Wolfs story of "Kiilfll
menf (Henry Holt and Company).
This Is a Cullfornlu tale. Gwen has
been at .1 picture show In 8an Fran
cisco. She has acen modern work In
pictorial nrt Uie lofty Imaginings of
the cubists. As sho Issues from the
consecrated gallery an automobile
horn blows. "Tho llfo motif," says
(wen, referring to tho mellow horn
any reader knows how mellow, She
gets Into the car, having been Invited
by tho two young womrn who occupy
It. They have views. It is slowly de
livered, but Owen learns thnt young
Wells is going to mnrry I.ucy Ham
mond. Here is wealth allying Itself
with wealth, a common amalgama
tion. Owen's friends In tho automobile
thlih? to hurt her feelings with this
view. They assume thnt It was
(iwen's deslro to have young Wells for
herself, Gwen laughs cheerfully as
W10 bids them adieu nfter tho delivery
of their barbed arrows. Their obser
vations as she departs nro rather re
markable. These run: "'H-m-m.' hes
itated Sally Lane. 'Huh!' breathvd
Elizabeth Lathrop. 'Squelched,' laugh
ed Sally Lane. 'Who?' flashed Kllza
both Luthrop. 'Me 'n you,'. whispered
Sally slyly. 'Oh, shut up!' flnlshcl
Elizabeth flatly. 'I will,' agreed her
confidante. 'That ends her glory,'
triumphed Elizabeth In epilogue. 'Tne
transit of Venus,' chortled Sully In
nmen and tho car sped on." They
were malicious friends. It was their
unworthy purpose to sting the excep
tionally beautiful creature for whom
they professed affection. They thought
lo in.iko her unhappy by announcing
to her the engagement "f young Wells
to Lucy Hammond.
As It happened. Gwen did not owe
lit all. She hud her contemptuous
opinion of Sally Lane und Elizabeth
luthrop. 'tVuIgar!" that was her
opinion of those two. She also said
to herself. "Those cats!" as she
walked proudly iiivuy.
So far from being troubled, sho ro
oced. There was 11 Inugh In her
hoijrt. The Btory says: "The laugh
In her heart gushed on. Shu didn't
care! Oh, sho didn't care! What was
I.-insIng Wells to her what couia no
I in to her after he, Austin Dune, hud
come? Austin Dane Austin Dane!
ills name was enough to overwhelm
every other. All tho world knew his
name, but to her us to no one else
was given tho knowledge of tho man
behind the ronowned playwright." Wo,
can seo in imagination Austin Dune's
puppets, made admlrublo by him,
touched by his genius with the di
vine fire, "putting It over" tho foot
lights, with the result of much glad
ness In the box office.
Owen said to Austin that love was
eternal, that it was ad Infinitum, nnd
at this he called her "Little Classic."
She atld that the crave couldn't write
T. Everett Harre, author
"Behold the Woman."
years have eerved lh.ee,
and are roup.
From tho dunk of the world they were
to the dunk of the norld they are Bone;
from the ellente nt ntnrs In their place,
through your tumult of clnnm,
tn the diirknria of Indnlte epace
nd pa"lnc of etreame.
No honest reader, whether or not
.Sru (Kid (tn by Charles Wharton
Stork U..inc suits his Individual
triste, can deny the poet's possession
of a remarkable power of appreciation
of nature and human holies and their
Interweaving. A New Kriitluml boy
knows ilrst tho bay at whoso side ho
lives and then Kees over the sea to a
new nnd bigger life. At the end "My
peaceful boyhood nnd my fctormy
prime I'nlte their warring natures and
lire one." Somo beautiful lyrics nro
Interspersed though tho narrative
nnd tho poem has variety with con
sistency and a sustained power of
honest self-cxpro-slon.
What people think of each other Is
the themo that runt) through Kdwln
Arlington UoblnsonV The Man Aiiatnat
the. Xkv (Macmlllans). lleforo Ktost
tind Masters weio was rtoblnson; and
iui the tuiet grows older his (sietry
grows stronger. "lien .Innson Untr
taln o Man From Stratford" will
pretty surely be found to be one bit of
work brought out by the Shakonpenre
tenccntenary that has finalities be
yond tho eplumeral. "The Man
Against the Sky," the last poem, dis
misses the book with a benediction
tlint makes the thoughtful render
wonder If It Is good to be a poet and
If the ;ines do tint rule their writer
when he says:
It utter all ih it no have lived and thouxht.
All comee to Nought-
If there be nothing after Now,
And we bo nothing anyhow,
And mo knon thiitnhy Hie?
Twere urc but wiiikMniri. vain dltre
To FUfTer dunneon where many doors
Will open on the cold eternal eliore
That look theer down
To t Ii o d.irk ll.telftii iloodt of Nothlnenesi
V.'hviM nit uiiii kituA iimy ttruwn.
Charles Huusoti Townn In To-rfj
ami To-morioic (IXirati) Is, in matter
and mntnier, in line with the rcprcsen
tat Ives of that part of the "new'
movement which docn not depend for
character upon freakish mechanlcnl
idevlcto and sensational (m.-es. in
7fltli TiV illomtht.ui, Mlllllu) Mrs.
Waldo Illchatils litis .isevtnbled "Mings!
of Joy and visum" from such poets nt. '
.lohn M.'isetlel.l. Holier I Frost. Alfred
Nues, Itobert lirldges, Habindr.inntlt
I'inls, and asked him If he remem
bered Ilrownlng's frosplc". We think
that he was at 11 loss, for ho replied
that he only remembered her, Given.
Ho wfls not worthy. In a "trenchant
voice" ho told (iwen that ho could
not marry her. At this "the elemeiitu
boomed and cvhoed In salvo." As he
went on to decline Unit ho had a wife
and child In London "the sea thun
dered It to her, the htlls reverberated
it again and again mid again." He
did not regard tho fact of the wife
nnd child us Important. "Hut that Is
nothing," he said, "can have nothing
to do with our love," Gwen, how
ever, was not of tlii) same iiilnd. "Her
wall pierced the moan of the sea." l-'or
11 moment "Imps held her, imps beat
ing the air aUnit her, beating Into her
brain, Invading, burning, pillaging her
maidenhood with lire and swoul," Sho
cried out abbreviated name of her
older sister. "JJeb! Deb; Jieb!" Sho
sprang to her feet and fled up the
rocky steep, "The sea boomed in i ter-
mil struggle. The little s.-iii uin.iu
whimpered like a beaten child." Aus
tin Dane, the playwright whose niuno
was known to all tthe world, was quite
properly left alone.
There Is plenty of Ingenious Imagery
und phrase In the story. (Iwen's meet
ing with Malic' "brought tho hidden
thorn to the threshold of conscious
ness," mid once when sho was with
her sister. Deborah, Gwen with 11 nhort
laugh "raised 11 bored brow," After
Gwen bud married George Leluinl
there was uuhnppim'ss for ri long
t me. Deborah told George that things
were going to be nil right, nnd down
right George jald: "Voti think hell's
going to be a. I right, do you? Not If
I know It, Deborah. " Ills sombre eyes
Hashed with threat. Hut after a good
drill of misunderstanding umtirrs were
righted, "Ah, George, lie was the love
of my girlhood's imagination, than
which there Is nolhllig lovelier, be.
cr im! It Is n dream; but ynu ure tho
love of my womanhood, than which
thern Is mulling holler, because It Is
real." George approved of that ex
planation. "Across her soul she felt
tile tlutler of down wings." The (silr
were huppy, and tile spectre nf Austin
Dane was laid.
'Aiiullirr volunm of four -m thralling
lal.u Th.Mit ufyitloc ttf fill fltl 111 It 1 1.
tali's. TIichii stoiles stand fur 11I111M'
1111.1 UHIIT MUirV Mill."' Iitn. wiiiK
priMluced."- ,Y V .Sun.
AX. tl.SX. l.ralhn
ax ti .'ii. i;yiiiii!ii!r
Dot ni.t;ii,
r.tiiK a 111,
look r
Charles G. Norris, author of
"The Amateur." (Doran.)
Tagore, John Galsworthy and Kupcrt
Urooke. She takes tho more conven
tional, not the experimental, poems.
jr I
i, . ... a ;
Tho Lulled States Is In danger of a
war. Not for dlscernlblo political rea-
Mins. but because It has a philosopher, j
Kyerybody knows, for we have been j
" ' r'T,,', , , lr""":
rich Nietzsche (died 1'JOO) who started
i ' win tit . ru it uc i nit i
In lit:iO thu Western Homlsphere will
surfer such an Indigestion us now af
tllcts Kurope, and opinion uf tho day
will trace Its origins back to Crou its,
published In 1913. and We (Ouiibleday,
I'ago), now hot from tho tpcwrltlng
machine of the same author. Gerald
Stanley Lee. "Wo" Is launched Into tho
reading world as "o confession of faith
for tho American people, a study of the
art of making things happen, a rec
ommendation of tho first person plurnl
for men and nations." u is 700 pages
of twentieth century philosophy.
Twentieth century philosophy Is not
the philosophy of Herr Professor
ITeberweg's bulky tome. It never snores.
It falls Into headings like these: "Does
Mr. Carnegie express America," "the
art of making people look," "news to
people about their own pocketltooks,"
".lack Johnson and Mr. Ilooscvelt,"
"hip pocket peace," "the rights of a
saphead." "whlnors nnd getters," "the
tivermeek." "the undermeek," "think
ing In three dimensions," "ninety mill
ion faces," "on getting the Colonel not
to be nfrald" nnd "the death of mur
Need we my that this author ;
speaks out In meeting, hits from thpimntk. The greater tsirt of his for tho more familiar country nenrer
shoulder, handles his subject without , psychology apjilles to the theatro nivl home. The look should to helpful for
kid gloves and exemplltlcs nil the other , tt. art In general; 11 minute pritfrtlon ' those Intending to use the great na
stock (ihrases for plain directness of to the spoelllc subject he has chosen tionnl route, either to the very end or
Hieech? He Is not too dignified to use to utile Hlsiut. The book Is eminently only part way.
the Hilly Sunday stylo where, that norni nr and readable nnd Is nn ud- '
seems best fitted to his purpose, nnd 1
as It Is his purpuio to move the Amcr-
lean people by sticking verltal pins Into (
what he considers a sluggish national
mind, the occasions for employing tho '
sensational vocabulary arc frequent. ,
Any paragraph In "We' tells the
story of It and Its author: this one Is
characteristic: "Kvery man has bare ' , 1 , . V .
, 1,1 1 ...1.1-1. u Comuny) Is a clear und ri-adable de-
TUM ,wh,,Mn,1 , , rV.'w-rlltl'in -f the pime.s nnd functions
allows hKthlnklng to be done for him lKleiU .,f the rnlted States
"'""'r Z.:: :. of tl..- Mveral departments thati
Is n personal disappointment t me
ti ,tt at Jtift this tim Col. ltooioiclt, of
at! others tln; man who owes lib en
tire career to advertising, to an easy
t.iuilllnr way he has of slipping the
world mi the back and to 11 kind uf
grit he has of taking tho world In
hat'd personally and making things
happen to It. the man who
lias been the most colossal adveitlsiiig
man of Ills time should sud
denly turn his back on his own con
fession. In the mi'.-'l Mlupcmsiu,
original and arresting opportunity to
make all nations look any nation h is
ever had Col. Itoorevelt throws all ad
vertising to the winds, drops all nt-tentlon-engliiecrin
with 11 thud, gles
tii, lies down, blubbers for big shiu
and soldiers and talks alsiut turning
mid about Is'lng terrible ns bard ns I
anybody does. The same big, mo- I
liotniioiis, feeble, llllliotlceable foghorn j
of ugllnes-, thu same .stupid meaning
less mooing of guns, the selfsame
iieiifenlng thunder to gut nttenUnn
tlint all the nations have
r.n ...1.1
failed with
before our eyes, Col. Kt.osciclt wants
us to ad..t .0 make America attract
attention, to make America 'stand out
to innko Amotion stop war, in the
We cannot bo quite certain which
Mr. Lee loves most, pc'ioo or the op
portunity to phlln.'-ophlze. Itut ho Is
11 callable buglir In the army of mili
tant pacifists.
With infinite pains Louis Uhead h.is
gathered undamaged the myriad in
sects that hover over trout 'fleams
mill supply food to tho llshes, and
then, using the magnifying glass, his
painted thini while alive and display
ing their natural colors. The results
h offers to fellow anglers In Amerlcfin
From "The War in Eastern Europe" (Scribner), by John Reed;
pictures by Boardman Robinson.
Trout HI ream Insects (Frederick A.'
Stokes Company), with beautiful col-1
ored plates, many careful drawings and i
descriptions of the InsectR as they np-l
pear month by month. Ills labor Is all
directed to catching trout, so ho has
u good deal to say nliout nrtllklul files I
In general, and moro particularly the'
lltes ho has learned to make In con-
senuenep of his observations. Ho gives
a lot of Information Incidentally that I
sportsmen will bo glad to have, nnd
quotes personal experiences freely. In 1
addition he describes now artificial
lutes for gamo llsh of all kinds, from
salmon tlown, using abundant Illustra
tions. It Is a Isiok no angler can do
without, nnd Is charming rending us
well for thoso who cannot go llshlng.
A veteran and enthusiastic angler,
Dr. .lohn D." Quacketibos, traces the
origin of tho American trout In Oco
lonlcat Ancestors of the Jlronk Trout
(Tobias A. Wright, New York). In
spite of the somewhat formidable title i
It Is no sclcntlllc treatise ho has writ
ten, but rather u chatty explanatory
talk such ns one nngler tuny have with
others. Ho was led to his Investiga
tion by tho capture of new species
In ltke Kunnpoe and In Dublin I'nnd,
N, II. The former he llndtf Is a charr,
thu latter an intermediate form be
tween it and the brook trtiitt; recently;
..... . . . . . . .
anouicr siieeies lias neen rnunu in jnae
I i nnsune m lunula, wmcn is hiki
i "'i"! I" HV 'i JIT lllFlll, nun VUlllW IIIO
Mh theory. Ho prefaces his exposition
,. ith ,. -.loiiebtr,.! nn. ,ti
closer to tne orooK trout nnu connrms
1)ni.,lnp nm, ap,')f.n,,s PXplanatlnns of
Iautlful colored (il.ites. The little
bonk Is r. tysigraphlr: gem nnd con-
a.,,u,rtii nf .1,0 muhnr
I'lmtoptn)' l'n etiology.
It must be a relief to the Harvard
authorities to have Professor Hugo
Muenstcrberg, their professor of
psychology, turn from the militant
ndk'ocary of the claims of the Futher
land nnd its cultured methods In war
fare to something that Is related to
the subject that he Is nuulltled to
teach. His eye has beii attracted by
n factor In modern life which seems
to have Invaded een Cnmbrldgo nnd I
he Is led to speculate on the psychology
related to It in The Photopla,, (Ap-
nl-mnsV With nro.,- c.rm n
method he begins with the descrlp
.in.. .,.( i.i.n,.. , .,i,. ..,,.... '
i. ,.v.,.,.o ... i,.Mi.,i.. .. . i.e., '
torlly objective account. Next ho motored fiom south to north In Call
exnmlniM the psychologv of those who fornla and Is enthusiastic over that
watch the movies, dwelling on depth 'portion of the trip. Her account is
and movement In pictures, on attcn- ' ticocsarlly somewhat In the form of
lion, memory nnd Imagination rind ' Kulde book Information, with mention
the emotions. 1I. cincludoH with n ' r the sights to be eeen nnd of the
rimsldcrHtlim of Mm n st hetle mMp nf , l.otels she stopped at, and Is fuller for
t.hutonlavs mid with sumo ueiieral re-
tnlrnble example of the manner In
which tlerman academic culture rears
0 Hclentlllc mounlnln out of a mole
Instruments of finvrrnmrnf.
In the main John Philip Hill's The
rcdcrul Kxccuttvc (Houghton Mllllln
cidstltitte the machinery of Goerti- The other manual. uoieri r" , tho memory Ills delinltlon of trsde
incnt, apart frum tho Judiciary anil ' We.-di's .1 II C oj Motion rieturri, de- n,,, s own. while he makes
the :.g. "dative bodies. He dwells on j Kcrlb s clearly the processes of taking rrfcny helpful suggestions, the chief
the history nnd development uf each nnd innnufactur'ng the pictures. It attraction of the book is its quaint
diinirfmint, enumerate the many n(l ives sensible suggestions about ami inK0nuous philosophy. :
acuvuies 01 each, snows now trie i.ov-
milium has been centralized and the
power of the 1 'resident luif grown 11 ml
iintioipates fiuther !icrtiie of the lu
lluelice of tho Executive. The book
was 14-cpnivd before Mr. l'oo-evelt
husteiud tho gi until of that tendency,
so th.it subsequmt events have con
firmed Die author In his opinion. The
ltool: will be usiful as 11 text book and
for the general reader as well, though
the subject mill the treatment of It
are not ns novel ns tho nuthor seems
to MippiM in common with other In
structor who are called upon to teach
tho "science of Government' In uni
versities. I'millne I'lirUtlnnltr.
The new volume of the admirable
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whom of course Is SI. I'.iul, and Is to
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Motnrlnv .serosa the Coaatrr.
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ur wl" 'T.. tllen .1
others has been written by LIllo 1 rice
Cladding In Acrois the Continent by
tne lAiicom iiwniitiv ""-"l"""'
the author
rre 1111 nary to 1110 inp
the region west of tho Mississippi than
I i:nllh and MoTlra
To the convenient and helpful A 11
C manuals Issued by the Harpers two
new volumes have ben added, Mrs.
1'iorence Howe Hall, the daughter of
Julia Ward Howe. Is competent, if any
one is, to write the A II G of correct
Speceh, which does not deal so much
with erammur and writing as with
what raiiv or may not lie used In po-
b'.e conversation. She gives hints too
iiilxut nmnners when talking
construction of plays, proper sun-
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... . 1. .1,1.-, At the did Is a
me iiwmiii "n .-.' -
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view of those who are taking the plc-
A Tnlrlrs fslfiiitnr.
All admirer of Michael Knlrless has
sought to revive Interest In thut
charming writer by constructing a
calendar out of extracts from her
works. In "Tho llondmender Hook of
Days," by Mildred Gentle (E. 1. Dut
ton nnd Company), a quotation from
some one of her books faces the blank
for each day of the year. If it suc
ceeds In sending readers tn the books
the calendar will fully Justify its ex
istence. That object might have been
inrthered bv the editor's providing 11
..f Intrntllli'tlim Or of hloll-
' i"-'s -
tapny. Mie mis i'i'nn ' '"
author speak for hciself.
.a 1,1 inn
(, nn linn.
tho tifcninlnnnl'
The number f
.sftiilio devoted to London. I'nst ,
' pretent (John Lane Company) pon
talus a largo number of very Interest
ing pictures, twelve of them in color.
Thev nro drawn from all sorts of
sources, from old prints lo modern
' niilntillgs. for the editor. Chnrles
t Holme, wishes t( snow' til" cliy nnu Its
buildings from the Tudor days to the
1 from Ihe 1 lliior oays 10 nut
The explanatory text Is by
C S.il.inmn. Present coiiill-
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tir.nu ml, I Imnortanco tn this pictorial'
survey, for at any moment tho air
craft or other devices of the enemy
may wipe out of existence the familiar
Francis Thompson.
Catholic lecogtiltlon nf the talent novelists tun icputcd to make 11 grc-tt
, , Ideal of money Nitur.illy nl' a flothdil
of n poet of genius has come soon.. ,,.,,,., ,, idii, thu making
Francis Thompson's great poem "Tho I iiiiiiie In any other way Involvul .1 c. r
Hound of Heaven" Is published In aj J-- .l.."'.
beautiful Uttto volume with a full "Tb.it w. is rout jenir. agn. Slm-i tlu-n
ciiininenlary by Michael A. Kelly 1 have tolled like a galley slave, 1 have
Peter Itellly, Philadelphia), In the ' had im tune r friends 01 f.nnllv nr fur
kindly biographical sketch tho editor
rl.,, I.I.. ln,unu nco,. .loftr u t.rt u
in the poet's life. Ills notes are very
, 1 (ilorful tlw nt t'onstitn
.nil lhA KSKI.
Thn whole tHik i
imekist with strnnire, entnneiiiR
Biluntnre." -A'. . Trlbunr.
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'T.very m.in or woman who sincerely
cares for tho future, of this country
should ri-atl this Intok." liut'.on Tram
xript. Il.j nel.
copious and cover every point that
might conceivably not be understood,
even such as tho dictionary might ex
plain. Katherlno Urogy writes an
appreciative Introduction. There Is also
a good bibliography.
Eaal s.
W'hllta- lying ill In a hospital and
being doubtful of tho outcome Shane
Leslie decided to write down his rem
iniscences and to call them The Knd
of a Chanter (Charles Scrlbncr's Sons).
He was so situated that ho met many
distinguished und Interesting people,
and while ho starts by borrowing the
memories of people much older than
himself which takj him b-icl: to
Waterloo nnd before, in the main he
tells of his own tlmo In school nnd
university and iotnlon and quotes
ethers who lived In the last half of the
century. UN family Is Irish and Ire
land and Irishmen figure, in his rec
ollections. The esas, with their
close (ler.-onul touch, are very pleas
ant reading and make the leader hope
that he may start more chapters.
A moro humble commercial point of
view Is that assumed by Olen Uuok
in Trademark Power (Munron and
Southworth, Cincinnati). His reflec
tions are those of a business man on
tne valuo of a name which means
0mctlilni- .-mil (in ulwi 11 Is In an
.advertisement or 11 slirn of anv kind t
that attracts the eye and remains In
.1 l.iisltnntn le(lm.
A memorial volume for l.iudnn Wnl- I
Jnec t'ic, Jr., who went down In I
the Lusltuni.i, the sail recotd of a.
Useful career cut whorl pre maturely
contains a biographical sketch, an
account of bis work for licliiuni, lb!
addresses dellvernl at bis funeral and
the many letters of sympathy from
distinguished people received by his ,
family. It s illutriited with por-1
traJts and other pictures. (No Im
print.) !
Emm E. V. Dutlon and Company'
we liave received an assortment of I
pretty cards for EaMor bearing the '
Imprint of Ernest Nlsler In London 1
which show that the styles this ear .
hold to the old traditions. The greater j
number i'onta;n npiirnprluto religion-
1 ntiot.it 1 ons.
.liuuiliicil, und decorated
r hmbols. Some displny
iiiiiinlane emblems, eggs
with E,ist
I ,,, .'
rabbits, 11 iwcrs, pretty children, and
few aro cut In fanciful Shanes.
There ate cards to suit all tastes
j "niong them.
"As all author," s.iih Isabel l'atersnn,
tr.e new Canadian iiomiisi, "I am mnie
,., t, mti,,,i .iun ciisurid. Traced Imrli
1 to nrst causes 'l lm Sliininw Killers'
suouiu ne niatiieii 011 cniain tno u ml
miouiu ne nmiiieii on rtnaiii mo 11 1111
1 f U ml.-, who, unable to Und liny occasion
f"r oonrt'llnient In any other dliectlon, fell
1 back on saving 'I 11 in sunt you could
I'lliit on shviiih 1 11 1 1 1 jtiive yuu cillliu i
... . . . .... I
write a novel If ynu onlv cared to' Thus,
when 11 girl is neither beautltnl nor rich
It Is always safe to call lur clever
Htfldes, after reading met jiopulnr
novels, there is a certain ft cling flat
'my one could 1I0 that'-- and so I w.u
.lived to this career 01' cilnie The power
of suggestion Is mluhlv. And popular
anicnii.e- 01 oura im- , 1
I ''l ' " l"nl
nt 'ieat lllliiltills of ball'
whli Ii at best I could HI atTunl to svare
II have iiiiiit'd 1 iiitiiratly vile dlint.-,
tlun, broken down a constliutlon In
heillcd Ironi seicr.il geu.M ntlnns of I1.11 dy
jiloncerlug ancttois, allmved my nntiirnl
,111'ci ttnus and genern-it.i t.. atrni'iy
trum dlt'ise. "Jffteil the direst pang.-: of
pnvcit.i Mich as wearing an evening
gown tlii'ti seiituii nlil- mid tlle net rc
sull Is n novel enllileil 'The Shadow
Itldi'if," which Is one of those little tnles
wbh h because of Us nionliiiieiius style
reads as If It inUht have been tosod off
before breakfast on a siiniij nmnuiig
"llofoie fnllowliij; tills ignis latuiih tn
life was eiiinpiinitlvi'! peaceful and
calm, I was bom nn Iho .M.inltoulln
Island In Oiitnrln, Caniula, sonin years
ago. My father, Francis Howler, being
of a restless disposition, or perhaps ills
turhcil by thn racket I am credibly In
formed 1 iniide. began moving westward
wlicji I was a ear old (This Is all
hearsay; l don't remember that part of
the story.) My inothur, with one baby'
always In Iter arms and u gradually In-1
creasing flock cllnrlnc to her apron I
"The soil of narrative that
might have been expected from
Kipling if Kipling, at the time
when he was writing the Mulvaney
.stories, had gone to Franco as a
junior-sub in Kitchener's army."
Charleston New.
Author of "I'olly.mna." "Miss Hilly,"
"Cross Currents, etc.
".Mrs. Porter may look forward to
another phciiinni'iinl sin cess for her
new liook Is rlrh in li:iiplnc-4." il!ou
Post, u plctuni. ji.i!.r, not.
How n petted American beauty leaTs
ociety for -101010 illlncti life In Mnlnn
mid Is gradually htlpitl back liv Imu
und fnli to liniitilue-s. With froiitU
(ilisre In cVu Jl 'j," net.
A thrllllnu Inrhlint In the life ot a
young girl rit the bottle nf (lettjsbutg
"Mls Slngm iner lias 1 ltic.11 no siory
moro i'Xiiilltr irinu;hi muni pulgn.
nntly Imnliin:! tliaii this' ludui
77ci(ii (if lllii-.tr.iUil il.isiiiel
Boston and New York.
strings, began therein, like Lady Isabel
Durum, to 'pay, puck ami follow.' Of
tho nlno chllilien conMltutlng our fam
ily no two were born under tho Mime
roof. Our hot lung liemr.i, SOU miles
by pr.ilrle schooner, took us tn the
province of Albeit,., where my falher
more or less settled as a rancher. That
Is, he only moved urife In eery two or
three years thereafter. We lived 11 year
or so, by pel luds of mouths together, in
tfnts. It was a caret rie life, we chil
dren grew up with thu country nnd the
coxites: flshul, lode I1nr.reb.1ek and
killed rattlesankes instead of going to
kind. -gartcn , ami got most of our edu
cation from our piticut mother The
climate of All'trtu Is marvellously
Healthy: my iiioUk r Is still alive
"At the age of 1 I out In con
quer the world. After working a number
uf je.irs In hut-mess rjlll-es, beginning
with tint Can. nil. 111 I'.icltle Itnllrnnil, I
beiaine by chance a riewtpiper writer
served a varied apprenticeship on 11
number of W stern pipers of which I
recall with pleasure the Vancouver Piov
(iicc. and three e.irs ago went to New
York. There Thu Shadow lllilers," ntul
another novel yet to be published, wen
wiltteu, iiniler the otr unistatict'S men
tioned in the si v 11 Hi pnr.ici.tpli.
'There Is no moral t'i ib's s'nipl tale,
unlrsj that It si rvi.s 111c rUt.t."
social Hosrnv
( ((Hi Ji ) ef
The comedy of a violent Ion.
affair played by a prominent man
before the chilly ft ares nf Mioial
!0 YOr WATCH 50 ,'
on .v 7.i)onv
SfOl.'t ll I -u ( 'nil, Jl V. n't
"The distinctive thing that Mrs.
Patcrson does is tn create a back
ground, an atmosphere in a virgin
field "Wo-tiTti ( aiuul.i , and to
make the reader feci the reality of
the social body whose life sho por
trays. Tlie novel is of such interest
and vnlue us tn reveal its author 11
'find' well worth whilo."-
Viitt 1'ort Timrx,
Au''"r "l!if totv nt l.it.n" "TA
lint Tntii ' etc Clolh. J'. rirl
Whore nerves urn fravod tlv
senses nro lively. This tact has
been demonstrated in a dozen or
so nf Dolf llnrdo'.-. stories of
thtt tropics. The lm't 1 in her
new novel, "I'y.ilo," which is the
story of a little group of Ltiglish
folk in an isohitcd Itritish outpost
in the Orient; tho plot concerns
social intrigues and their results
upon thu lives of those involved.
AvtUor et i( j .Imfrir" etc
1 .'1 1 1 - ml
A iiovi'lizatinn of the sparkling
comedy. "The tlrciti King, "which
was produced in Loudon last Sum
mer, and deals with an episode in
tho life of a vindictive woman
whoso husiiaiiil has fallen 111 love
with a charming jouhr society girl.
AX ADMIT I'l'DLY (ill I: I V
P.v Wl 11 .Alt I)
iirNTiNtrrox wrkjht
Author ttt ' Vo'iern lnnl 113" e(0
(7nri. tinner, i lora r union.
"It's the host n.i 1 can novel I
over read. I can't think of another
American novel that can ooinparu
with il. It. is realism without any
sops to tho I'huri-i'i's. It's art.
Already t In- reviewers are clatn
(niiii; it on tlm ground of morality
und overlooking it., consuiniuatu
Ilurtnn Harcor, ( hiciign Tribune,
t ,6
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