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BOOKS OF ROMANCE AW ADVENTURE " The Ice Floes, thd "Ancient Regime," Africa's Diamond Mines Supply Locales Thn Lniiffhing Cavalier" li nnolhrr IUntTcnt?on It Ilnronew Orczy. lie f , tlie hero of lior new romnnco, "The ri S r IVrcy." nml l truly the nn IXr of the "senrlct rlmpcrncl. tfaot fino llKUre of linnllliood nml (lerrlng-tlo bo" ndventnres Imvc won the- admir ation nml hcll the breathless interest 1. nml the haranloui ndvcnttirei which move rnp; idly n"0" tlio rngea of Uio authoress' nott-ost novel will ceiUilnly not imt any "CtrihncrBti.rr with n light touch, but Is npwr it A loss in the develop mint of trinity In mirrntlnf? risks nnd forlorn hopeM. (Jlldn is a winning nnd winsome heroine. iTonrv Leverage, author of that stir rfn" "nmrlne'Mory. "The Shepherd of rtiaeii." takes his renders to the frozen J I,,' "The Ico l'ilot," his newest fitIlis hook is one of romnnco In po far . the treatment Is conecrucd, but ro nance put down on tho pages with defi nite rcnllsui. There is pomethlng of tho red bloodcdneos of Jnck London in the nnr ration and In the invention of the plot. A shanghaied hero, n camouflaged hilcr. a raid ou (lio sfnl rookeries tho arc but n fow of tho things to be found In this breathless story. i en,l. fierlrndo Mlllln tells n thrlll- Mni! story of the South Africnn mine difKlnVx In "Tho Dark llivcr." She presents the Caucasian fortune hunters and tho Kaffir natives from in timate knowledge. Tho ono group, nlong the dark river of the title, nro "as mlinl as a newly shuffled pack of t,rd, " Into their midst comes the ex-soldier, who is the central figure. The social divagations, the peculiar Af ricander customs, the hazards of mining life nnd tho obstacles that two lovers Lave to meet and surmount before they win to happiness, form the substnnco of a novel thnt is keenly observed, realisti cally told, and ono that is fascinatingly individual. "Lister's Orcat Adventure" will please the many "fans" of Harold Bindloss. The hero s n young engineer who follows fortune's luro to tho West Af rican coatt in quest of treasure. Ills crit his persistence nnd his rcsourcn in fit work nlons the fever-haunted (Jold Count finally win his own fortuno and fcave that of the girl whom he loves ami who is the inspiration thnt keeps him moving forward, even in his most darksome ordeals. A dandy book from which to got u thrill is this tnlo of talvagcd treasure. "Kalecma" is a "first novel" nnd a food 0:1c. Tho author, Marion McClel land, tins hod experience with the "road companies" whose life forms the back ground for her realistic fiction. The novel was written first as n play, but later transcribed into story form. The interesting nnd fascinating hero ine was born into the life of ono of thoe errant, mysterious, pompous, wildly absurd, little theatrical compan ies which piny only in smnll towns nnd usually only one night before flitting on to the ncAt town by tho owl trnln that li,alte all stops. The actors piny "Ca ndle,"" "Kast Lynnc," " Oliver twist" tind more, like them; nnd sometimes in the MimniiT they get to New York and urn tliemsehes on the sldcwnlks just above nnd below Times square, though utten when they have had n lean winter they play nil through tho hot months In traction parks nnd other summer re torts. Nowhere is tho benuty of Idealism more honored than in these fly-by-night compnuicK, nnd nowhero is the liberty of lawlessness and wickedness more se cure. Mnny people live this hard and obscure life finely, but. If the chance comes, they want to forget it. That makes it elusive. Kalcemu wanted to forget it, but she couldn't. Thut makes thU story. "Six Seconds of Dnrkncw" does the nuthor of "The Crimson Alibi" proud. Mr. Oetavus Hoy Cohen has per formed wonders of ingenuity in this new mystery story, predicated on the murder of n prominent reformer. Within an hour nfter tho report of the murder reach, s headquarters no less than three persons hasten there to confess culpa bility for tho deed. There you nre. How nro you going to solvo a mys trj murder that threo people confess committing. Let Mr. Cohen tell the T.orld. The world will not bo nblo to do much do.ing while it is perusing his paces. tUX BIXOND3 OP DARKNESS. Ily Octavua Roy Cohen. New Yorlc: Doild. Mend A Co. HALtl MA l:v Marlon McClelland. Now Tnik Tho Centuty Co, USTEU S cmCAT ADVENTURE. Ily liar- oM lllndloai. New Yorlt. l- A. "tokes 'Jo Till., UAltK IIIV1SR. Hy Surah Mlllln. Now York Thomas Seltzer. Till: UT. PILOT. Ily Henry Liverau. Now York Donbleilny, P.iKe & Co. Till: FlUST SIR PIIIKHVAL. Dy Haroncss Ore: New York-. D. 11. Doran Co. THIRTY-SIX BOOKS A List Prepared by the New York Public Library for Home Reading ..T'i"! fivofot shelf of books, once 'answered a novelty, having become an wept..d Idea, the New York Public 't'm 7 '',ns now "e'1 H"' headed Thirty mt Books." This list, It Is 'P'i""d is not n list of classics, and tos not protend to luclilde all the great movteipipros of literature. ;; " '" Klnlim; v t'l ' "t Hucklelxrry Finn," by Mark ".' !," R,v ' v Woiia. ie ,," ' of 'SV'Vl Ullt." by Haw- , , '' Kit-is Uiphani," by Howells. 1 I'oe '. . ":'. "' H-ait'i." int I'.nclinntmonts.' r V, bv Ileitde. by Steven- ',': l' Thncken ,.f lv. (tls. by Dickens, f Urisi " by Whitman. n 1 .1 ",t"",r'" "f Su,"'i, nni1 Lyrics," " 11 'I tn PalKravi", Um Miciuaue edition. 1SS5.1II1R. bv lo.irj on anthology, by Mon "i if nd'-rson of America." I,v Fltko. Two i.v 1. '".'' '-"eland in North i Par' man Eight volume, mp nilsi of 1850." by Rh America," mes, Lti'H from Mm by Rhodns. ElKht H'V't"'.'. f'"mn."nw(Bltb." by Ilrsce, ",,''' of Ird Mucaulay' by '' !' '! imln Franklin.'- hv htinK..if ' ' f.MllW by ll.iswnll I 1 i'.ivi?uJn -v"' " uv h'mslf. , "n, .Volumes a tloer'l,!'' I' I'nlne. '" bn,Jl"",,V"UJ.rf'" L- Hoosevelt. li.-e, ,7 U'1' '" "10 Wood-." hi Illt,l .. Naturollut," by W. II '' In Wondorland." by A.. r n "im Aiii . t.t... -. miMII' odri,fi', by. ilr- '""" "h!IV1.fl,r,'';,,.,:..,',.,;..N''Hi'ton. by Dunne. 'Illl rrr ." ."'I"' yST,llZet '"".-re?. "b?"ii! T ' ' ."'.Emerson. by artthftmo. earn, 1 pi,. Kl."1' .bY '-'nib 'H) for Puritans," by Bhav A CLEVER BOSTON WOMAN'S PERSONAL PREJUDICES Sim Prniiie 'Vhnt A.... f-JT.. TT7n m it i r t . .., ..u ,xj xujw Agreeable Booh as Well as Ily FELIX E. 'T" !-""" Mlerniure In T)E HHONAIi PREJUDICES." Could thcro bo n more perfect, n inpro fitting title for a book of cssnvs? nny, it Is as obvious and as ndmlrable ns Columbus' immortal solution of the first step to the mnklng of nn omelet ; for the essay is nothing if It Is not personal, !!, Wlnt iH R0 I'crsonnl ns prejudice? This is another glaring cxnmpln of thnt prevalent impertinence, n tendency on tho part of everybody to bay our good things beforo we hnvo had a chance to cercbrato them. And in this caso it l not n mero mnn ono might stand that but n lady, nnd from lloston. The sex Is becoming morn nnd more nd dictcd to this disconcerting prnctlce, and this title Is far from the only instance of this sort of thing In this book. Much has been said In proverb nnd In fiction about woman as bound to have tho last word. Ono could put up with thnt, but It Is going a bit far llkcwlso thus to insist on having tho. first word ns well. FOIt example here Is a humble re viewer who has been saying for years: "I never meet nn Englishman to whom I take n particular fancy but what he turns out to bo n Scotchman or nn Irishman." And here comes nlong a lady from Hoston who tells my story In this superior way. "An Englishman Is never more soul-sntlsfyltiK than when he is n Scotchman." Notice how the subject is simplified by leaving out the Jrisiimnn. (English stntcsmcii nnu fscw York politicians nlcaso cony.) Long residence In an I.ish city llko Boston would naturally suggest this. And then the essayist eoes on blithely to praise Scottish tact and discretion, the like of which, she tells us. she has never met "outside of a petticoat," finding in tho Scotchman's hereditary right to this ar ticle of apparel "an abbreviated cx cuso" for theso virtues. It looks easy to do, but try It. BY HER own avowal in n previous volume Mrs. Sturgls is very enter tainingly n grandmother; It needed not tho author's name nor such an nvownl to disclose her sex. Femininity is writ ten on every page of "1'ersonnl Preju dices" ; or is it that personal preju dices arc written on every pnge of fem ininity? But "from Boston, iu Bos ton," rather troubles inc. Mrs. Stur cis lives on Bcncon street. To live on Jlencon street Is not exactly to hide one's light under u bushel. Jinny true Bostonlnns live nnd have lived on Ben con street, but does tho veritnble Bos tonlan tell you so? Boston deals not In works of supererogation. Still again, Mrs. Sturgls nlludes more than onco to her darling Herald. Trnnscript Is Bos toneso for the newspaper. Save Mo bammed, there is no other prophet. And a Sunday edition of nny newspa per so littering the house thnt an or derly matron enn never get the leisure to go to church ! Uoes Boston refer to a Sunday pnper or to abstinence from church -going, whntever actual prac tices may he? I um even more worried in this matter of Bostoninn authentic ity by nn avowed dislike for gardens not the dislike, but the avowal, by Mrs. Sturgis' unabashed confession that she does not say "tray" for "trait" let Bryn Mnwr cop and by the extraordinary circumstance that she alludes, even to n mere Bolshevist, n "my gentleman friend," an un-Ncw England plethora of words where cither "gcntlcmuu" or "friend" might serve, each being equally ironic. HOWEVEK there arc r.omo chnrac tctlstics of "Personal Prejudices" which, I confess, are dead against this nnnnfitlcixm nf inlllO. There i.S It cllllrtll- ing nisumption. referable to atmospheric conditions in Boston, to the effect that nny trifle well talked about may make lntonstiiiL' converhntlon : and this ns- sumption is abundantly proved in this book in the pleasing process. There Is, once more, n periect Pominainncy to the superiority of inhabitants ol Boston, even ns to the conduct of po licemen whose misconduct linn mado a Vice President for the United States nnd a total oblivion as to whether the reader might be Intetested iu these pa rochial matters. And there nre straws like the spelling ot "Inbour with all the letters to which it can possibly bc entitled, even In England to indi cate that meticulous nicety in spelling nnd pronunciation which no Americnu nffects it day to the south or west of Beacon Hill, 'tho unfortunate forcigu "gentleman friend" of socialistic lean ings, for example, is rallied on his phonetic spelling of "elocs ; it is only the elect and who knows not where nbido the elect who contrlvo to ma ..!..,, I,,t,. bn tlintn nnd thu siema in this necessary word In such a wise, as to de ludes themselves into tho belief that they nro pronouncing uom ot mem. BUT our s,huft is shot nud if it scent barbed, bo it remembered that the only way to meet prejudice is with prejudice. Moreover, Mrs. Sturgls has n way with her prejudices which makes you wish that you might sharo them, and sho has sensible reasons for ninny of them which nro convUylng to such ns llko to be wittily convinced. lor a woman to vote is for her to commit u Hin." This bhould be 11 terrlblo deter rent to such of the sex ns may bo tread ing carelessly to the polls. But Mrs. Sturgls told us tills less bccaiibo of her conviction thnt voting adds an eighth cardinal sin to the menaces of feminine frailly than to create a pleas ant dilemma In which not to obey tho constitution nnd vote, if you are a worn nn, becomes likewise a sin. V hercfore : "I have no objection to picking up Un loose ends nnd polishing up 11 man's job when ho has dono his share, but with all tho other things I hnvo to do. I can see no reason why I should do his work as well ns mini'' i " point well taken. Mrs. Sturgls has mucii to say wnicn i sensible as well us clever about servanN. on which topic the prudent man will 1, ..hi iiii nonce and suffer. A certain remark of Mrs. Sturgls about Japanese servnnts should be icpented not on the Pacific coast list It lead to strained rela tions In the East On house 'and home, on nmility nnd equality nud on differ ences and distinctions there arc convic tlmm nud truth, as well as buttresses of preconception. lrn. SturgU opln- ions on experts, building laws, eatiln- I tion, positive versus negative precept, hospitals and "democracy" should trilx , other women to tho polls to make her mayor of un even moio perfect Boston . than Boston is. "There have been i-ln- distinctions ever since he spunked uin for unbrotherly nctlou toward Abj I Is the statement of no new; tiuti: but, u ii n iiletiiri-smie wn.v uf putting it. and deeply will many share Mis. Stur- , gis' indignation as to the exclusion of . such us lillior wiin siuii minus ..a ...... have from that ili-Ing upper aristocracy, "the woiUug classes." IN MItS. STUlKilS' search for a bonk which we aru prevllege.l to share she turns up manv nn old friend. Koll.i. confounded little plig; Henry Mngslc.. eclipsed by 11 more successful brother "Tho Heir of Ucdd) ff'" ; nmoiig mod erns, Mr. Archibald Marshnll, who, as ,rcu lautca Auoiu maitas an Interesting Conversation SCIIELLINU the Unl.rrslt.- of re.in.Tlrenl,. we knew him befora fame claimed him, it is pleasant to hear onco more ap proved. Mrs. Sturgls passes by Do Morgan ami Mr. Hewlett with n cold now: ono of them bores her "Mr. Hewlett moves in quite different cir cles. When she reaches Mr. Hhnw wo have only: "I wasted no time over that gciitleinnn ; ho Is no friend of mine." Naturally Mrs. Sturgls would prefer Anthony Trollonc. Now wouldn't It be nice If wo could only swap prejudices onco In a while? I have n few choice ones thnt I would liktyto be rid of. Mrs. Sturgls might noTunreluctantly part with some of hers; however, she wears them lightly and by way of orna ment. Perhaps her chains and heirloom brooches are as precious to her ns nre our masculine scarf pins and cuff links and some of them as remotely inherited. rnnsoNAt, pncjunrcns. nv Mrs. n. Cllpaton SturKla, Uoaton! Houchton Mif Jlln Co Jl.03. NEW BOOKS A" onlllne rtiarntrrlznllnn of the latest pnhllfdtton. Jfnrr ntlcndnl rrvlew villi be Kiten Looki nortliy of sptclal notice. Fiction THU DAD MAN. Hy Charlfa Hanson Tono New York: O. 1 rutnam's Soim, A novllzation hy a notKl writer of the jery uccnsful play hy Porter Kmoraon llrowne. Tlin localn U Mexico anil thoro are jnarw excltlns situations, as well aa a doal THU MYSTERIOUS TRAMP. Ily V. C. Har- clay New York: CJ. V. I'utnam u Sons. Another Jntrrtlvo atory of Dannay tho boy SlrSv1 ani? hl" I'a's. t whom tho author has wiltten hitherto. I'URTHEIl V. K. MEANH. Jly B. It. Means, .iiif' ittn,n '""s moro tit his droll darky nlorli nnd loanfls. ITlAIttin riIWBHH. Hy James II. Hen dryx. How Yorlc: Q. V. PutnanVa Hone. Anothfr xclilr.v wentnrn tale hy a writer who known this Held and many of whoso Dtorlen have U-fn movlelzcil. THE I IVORY TAN ily Adrian Beard. New York: (J. I Putnam's Sona. A novel that dls-usaes marital problems. SAVITIII ANIJ OTHER WOMEN. Bv Mar Jorlc Btrachey. Now Y'ork: O. r. I'ut nam s Sons. A group of delicately written tales nnd rontasltn. each of wnir'i has a women of temperament or uniqueness ns Its focal i Kure. Poetry and Drama THE LAST NIGHT. Ilv Theodore Maynard. -New iork. Kroderlck A. Htokes & Co. Tho poems of a notod ErwIIah poet, now a member of the fv.lnllc Church. Many of tliem Imvo anpeireil In the best JJnKllsh and American mKitazIne it.-. Maynard Is now In thla country. Hli ,wry haa .enJernss wlthom belns sentimental, nnd roiuous ness without uuaii-ro pietism. Ills lines are rleli In tho "lyrlo cry." which Matthew no ijrio cry, - wnicn Jiaitnew us one of the criteria of poetry, en described no a "Jovial rrrystlc'1 ik ciuallty surfuslnit his philosophy. inuiu ei as one ie nas Len with alnirlnif Aa a aonrietcor he takes contemporary rank TO..M iitV .."Bit MANHIONH. Ily Hlldearde rianner. Cln. iiiiimu oiewari & KlUd ( o. A flay In one art in the Miluable "fltcw- nrt-Mdil Modern I'lays i.er!es," edlte-l by Trank Shay. Tho locale Is a Mlddlo West tpwn and the rlmracters. whlli eneeino In their Individuality 0I1.1 hae their Kenerlo characteristics In tho Middle West, where. It uiucnen inn souincrn tiordcrilne. HEARTS TO MEND Ily Harrv Overstreet . Clnclrr.iatl: Ktewart & Kldd Co. A delightful fantaHj- In ono act. Tub- iisnoa in mo luroioinir eerics, General SQCIAI, EVOLUTION. Ily Ilenjamln Kldd. New York: O. r. Putnam's Sons. "A now edition of the wrltor'a famous anil riicirh-muklnv bonk lie la tho author also of "The Hclenco of Tower." MIRACLE MONlSERS ANIJ THEIR METH-1 .jwo. nv iiouaini. r.ew xoric: K. p. Dutton 4 To. An cxposo by an expert. THE AMERICAN EMPIRE. By Scott Near- Ir.v New Yorlt: Rand School of Social Science. A politico-economic Interpretation of tho course and career of the United Statss slnco its foundation, bv a formor member of the faculty of tho ITnlterMltv nf P.tin.vl.nniu It la written from the socialistic lewpnlnt and the eeral sections Include "Conquest of America." "Plutccracv " "Marrffest Dos- !", A,,,- " .-7"A """it i;mplre" and "Tho Cliallenee of Imperialism." A HISTORY OF THE TRANSPORT SERV ICE Ily Admiral Albert (Heaves, United Sti lea Naiy. New York: O. II. Do rnn & Co, The storv of America's major navnl opera- lion In the world war bv the rAmnunu convov operations in the Atlantic. 1017-18 TRADE ASSOCIATIONS. Hy Il.mme t Ray The orunnliiatlon and manacement of trade I association-! are .1' usse,i ory fulIy, Tho fiumor. nn is m-rrotarv of the Hook P,.n.,r Cover Paper and t r.Unir Paper Associations and president of the American Trade Asso ciation Executives, imes a detailed analysis of the purpose, strurturo. nroceduro nnd valuo of tho modorn trade association. -T2'R No library, large or &SJl.rA:.?A8!: VAt-i'Vo welt, ifohmed -without a tuouovoh grouxdixo .v tue history, llCObpMJC.ROCUL AND POLITICAL, OF UIH OWN COUXTltY AND OF OTIIF.R MODERN COUNTRIES; OR WITHOUT A 1IACKOROUND OF THE 1I18TOR1' OF THE RACE IN GENERAL. THESE FIVE HOOKS, EACH A CLASSIC IN ITS OWN FIELD. COVER Vfx&vS '!!TR!iXir A!iD together comprise the indispensahle foundation and sack. GROUND OF INTELLIGENT CITIZENSHIP. By II. G. WELLS This History of tho "World from the primal nebula to tho aftermath of the (irent War, with n, Rllmpsa Into tho future, Is not only "tho most talked about book of tha winter": it Is "ono of tho trroat books ot our generation." An altogether wondrous worlt . , . his narrntHo of hiimnn strucKle mid rmlnitiir Blows with life. ... It Is tiKtouUliiiic how much of prime Importance can he told In tnu volumes." James Hurvry Robinson in Yule I'.evlew. s vols. The Sit, (10.SQ. "THE ONE INDISPENSABLE GUIDE TO AMERICAN HISTORY" STOOT OF IKE USOTEP STATES By JAMES FORD RHODES .Ycu- 1'dtUou, Reorganized In 8 Them 1 4 Itliiil of (,-reatiicsH In the lucid simplicity with which Mr. Rhodes tins bundled lilt Tust and cnmpllentril material. I wiim about to suy that Ills history is us absorbing ns a playt hut I would like to see a play that Is half so absorbing." Thomas Itulley Aldrlch. LORD BRYCE'S NEW WORK By the Right Honorable VISCOUNT BRYCE Tills Is I-ord Bryon'H most Important work since THT-3 AMBIUCXJJ COMMONWKALTIf. I'urt I deals with demo. oiat'c KovernmentH In trenoral l'art II describes! tomis democraciea In their working, Part III Is devoted to tin exposition of the author's conclusions. i'ublcritlon ZJafe, 7'cb. 21; 2 vols., fio.so 'THE ONE GREAT AUTHORITY UPON AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND INSTITUTIONS" WE AMERICAN 0gV8MTOEfllTK By JAMES, now VISCOUNT, BRYCE Tlio oN'13 uilequato study of American democracy, read by hundreds of thousand., jvt still utiKnowii to nutny ot th-j ris'ntr generation No American can bo called well Informed until ho has read thlsKClasslo utudy of American itovt.-tnm.-nt and politics "Ills work rises at mice to an t .Inent plnco amonu studies of crent natlniis nr-i their Institutions. . . . There li notliliiE like It anyuherc extant, nothlni; that approaches It." -New York Times. ! vols. SS.OU, "THE MOST LUCID AND COMPLETE HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE" u poLSTioa mn social hbstorv of By CARLTON J. IT. HAYES Koi umleretPhrtlniT of Modem Km ope. not only the J.uroiie of l!ll but tho Uumpe ot re oonsti prtloii, with lta ut-w Bocl.il, etonomlo unit political conJitions, "thero is piobably no hint,'lo work In the UliBlli.Ii lunKiKiKe so useful :n this." "'Hin el.lll, lUiTAry us vtell ns ticlinlciil, wllh nlilrli so creut u muss of imilerlul has been alftrd, comleiist'il nnd put Into periuiinciit form la bejiind uriilse." lloston Ileriihl. f voh. The Set, fl.TS. Thoxo booltH aro for sale ut all Important Bookatoroa, or will ho sent Carrlnce Prcptild If you will remit to our nearest olllco THE IY1AC.VHLLAN CO HI PA NY, 64-G6 Fifth Avenue, New York HOSTON. JliifiH., HuntirtRion ClminbcrH, Copley Sq. DALLAS, Texas, 313..115 So. Preston St. ATLANTA. C.A., Hurt Huiltllnir SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. COO mission St. CMICACO, ILL., Prnlrlo Ave. & i- - '- ,., y;.i ; ? GEORGE GIBBS riilladclplila artist anil novelist, who lias written ii new romanco THE VAGRANT DUKE A Novel for the Indiscriminat ing by a Man Who Can Do Better tVhcu a man can write such a splen did story of mvstery nnd adventure ns "The Secret Witness" it is disap pointing to his admirers to find him permitting himself to fnll below that standard. But this is what George Gibbs has done Iu "Tho Vagrant Duke" his newest novel. It is tho kind of story that, used to bo written for chambermaids nnd waitresses In Eng land, in which tho nobleman marries the beautiful daughter of n farm laborer. Tho hero of tho book is a Itusslan grnnd duke, who lias fled from his coun try to bave his life nfter his castle has been burned by tho peasants. He comes to America to maico 111s own living, ni though he has vulunble securities hid den in Iluwlri which he can get when ho PfcM on; .Several American un ver plcases. He gets a job as supcrinten- . ll,s. including our own Unlversi y of lent and forester for nn Irishman who nV.h;n ''av ? K"? L"1 has innde n fortuno quickly nnd hns nn estate in the southern New Jersey pine region. Tho grand duko runs ncross the daughter of 11 shiftless native of the region and falls in lovi with her almost at first sight. As Is the way with grand dukes In this kind of fiction, but not in renl life, he decides to mnrrj her if the will have him, nnd before the story ends the two nre married. But to provide the necessary suspense nnd excitement Mr. Oibbs has made tltc Irishmnn profit by tho death of tho glrls tather and win ins lortunc out ; nf n western mine which the father had discovered. The man who killed the father appears suddenly to blackmail the Irishman. There nre plots nnd counter plots ending li nn attempt to kill the grand duke and reaching n climax in n forest fire in which the blackmailer Is burned to death along with his in criminating documents, and everj thing ends happily. The story is the cheap est kind of melodrama, told without any perceptible regard for tho probabilities. It will please those who like this sort of thing. Thcro must be many such or novels of this kind would not be writ ten. That Mr. Oibbs should write it can be explained only on the thcorj that he wishes to bee whether ho can write for nil sorts of tastes. THE VAORANT DUKE. By Goorco C-lbbs New York: D. Applcton tt Co. $'-'. French Foreign Policy Tho Century Co. nnnounees for pub llcatlon early in January "French For eign Policy (lSflS-HU 1)" by Orahnm K. Stunrt of the School of Political Science, University of Wisconsin. This ,,,, ,'fm(o t !,. i,..fii .i """1 "."'l"" " e"V ."" .""'" " ".'" nceurate picture of tho foreign policy of tho French republic from tho Fnsh- oda incident In 180S up to the murder of the Archduke Ferdinand In 101-1. small, public or private, is complete without thoso FIVE GREAT BOOKS WELLS'S WORLD HISTORY: "VIVID, DRAMATIC, Vols.. Uniform Illmlina The Set. lioxed. 23th St. TOUONTO, Can., WHAT SCIENTISTS ARE NEW BOOKS TREAT PHASES OF SCIENCE The Stone Age, the Garden and Various Angles of Public Welfare Discussed Harrison E. Howo contributes tho nowest voltimo to tho interesting nnd valunbla "Century Books of Useful Science." Mr. Howe Is ft member of tho National Itesenrch Council and writes on "Tho New Stone Age." The paleolithic in geology Is well known; Mr. Howe's neolithic is, In short, the present era of cement nud concrete. As the nuthor points out, modern con struction, with its marvels, would find It easy to outdo tho ancients In pyra mids if tliero were any demand for them nowadaju. Thcro is nothing dry or dull In this book. Tho nuthor has invested tho story of concrcto nnd cement with fas cinating, even romantic, interest. Ho discusses tho chemistry, tbo materials and the utilities of tho subject. "Tho Garden Doctor" is bv Freder ick ,T. Chittenden, who is n fellow of tho Llnnnenn Society nnd director of tho Itoval Horticultural Society's ex perimental gardens. This recognized authority discusses expertly and prac tically the subject of plants In health nnd disease. The causes of fungous at tacks and remedies, animal posts, Insec ticides, nnd spraying nro among the tonics that nro treated fully and help fully. The book will bo of value both to tho amateur and professional gar dener. In "Social Diseases" Dr. J. Ilerl court discusses the problems of tuber- ulosls, nlcoholism, syphilis nnu ster ilty ns relntcd to the community, rather than to the individual. Any one of these great scourges, if unchecked, Is u menace to the stability and permn iifiico of modern civilization, which, with its complexities and refinements, is responsible for them. Tho transla tion is made by Bernard Mlall, who contributes n final summnry chapter, connecting the book, largely based on Trench experience, with Anglo-Saxon civilization. This book is plain-spoken nnd constructive. "ChomMiy for Public Health Stu dents" will prova of great valuo for members ot what is virtually n new courses In public health. The author E. Gabriel Jones, M. Sc, V. I. C, i 'ecturer in public henlth chcmUtrv in the I'niverslty of Liverpool, nnd Is dep uty public nnnlyst for the city of Liv erpool, so ho writes from both theorctl- ' cal and practical standpoints. ..TIl Control of Parenthood" Is a symposium edited by Jnmcs Mnfchant, ij,,d.. C. II. E., F. It. S. Ed. and ..ecretnry of tho British National Birth nn0 Commission. There is nn Intro- auction by the Lord Bishop of Binning- ham. Scientists, economists nnd lead crs of religious thought glvo their can did opinions on contrnccption nnd the reduction of population. Among the writers nro Prof. J. Arthur Thomson. Dean Ince. Sir Rider Haggard. Prin cipal (larvic nnd Dr. Mary Scharlieb THE NEW STONE AOE. Bv Hirrlson Howe New York: Tbo Ccnturv Co. THE SOCIAL DISEASES. Hv Dr J. Herl court. New York! K. P. Dutton Co. THE CONTROL OF PARENTHOOD. New York. J. P. Putnam's Sons. CHEMISTRY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH STU DENTS. New York: I). P. Dutton & Co, THE GARDEN DOCTOR Bv F. J. Ch t tenden. New York: 'Charles Scrlbner'a Sons. Smith Has th; Floor In "The Life nnd Letters of Hamilton W. Mable." just published by Dodd. Mead & Co., many amusing anecdotes nre given : At nn Aldlnc Club dinner one night, Mr. Mnbio was toastmastr nnd Hopkinson Smith was the guest of the evening. Smith was a squirmer and tho lightweight chair on which he sat finally gave way. and down went Smith to the floor right In the midst of the tonstmaster's presentation speech Every one laughed nt Smith's discom fiture and he most of nil. The toast - master proceeded placidly with his nd ,iress. however, just as If nothing hud happened. But at tho close he said 1 to tho audience: And now Mr Smith will again tako the floor." THE FIVE BIGGEST TOPICS IN READABLE" sis. on St. Martin's House, 70 Dond St. -J AT THE FREE LIBRARY Hooks added to th Free Library, Thlr teenth and Locust atrcets, durlrnc th week ending Fobruary 8i Miscellaneous Arthur. A. IC "Embroidery Book.'' llalrnofather, Ilruce "JJalrnsfather case." Harnett, Avrom ."Foundation of 1 eml nUm." HUpham, David "Son Book." ... Chalfant, II. M. "Father Penn and John Barleycorn." Churchward. Albert "Orleln and Evolu tion Of Freemasonry," Hamilton. Lord Frederic "Days Before Yesterday." Hand. T. H. 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Anthony "Jcnnv Esstnden." Th-xjer I.ce "That Affair at 'The Co dnrs." Williamson. C. N. "Great Tearl Secret." Rules for Punctuation Tho handbook on nunctuntlon bv Pro- fessor Georco Summer, dr.. of thol North CnrnUnn Stnto College Is an attempt to'diicover and expluln'the ben modern practice. He says that the so- rnll...l rule nf iitinMintlnn n n pom- oral code for nil conditions hnvo not worked. They havo been disregarded by both writers, nnd printers, who hnvo made rules of their own based on the desire to make tho meaning of alio printed work clear with as few Inter rupting marks ns possible. Professor Siimmey has found his dnta In books printed not earlier than 11)00 and In periodicals for 117 nnd 1018. From them ho hns made general deductions which he hns framed iu the shape of in formal rules subject to exceptions. 'Hie result is n book which is invaluable to teachers of the subject nnd to writers, printers nnd editors , , , 1 summc-i''" 3? 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Tho only love element in tho book Is thu lovo between liusbnnd and wife, nnd tho only Intriguo is thnt employed by tho wlfo to keep knowlcdgo of her gambling from her husband, but there is not n flat moment In "Doublo Life." Mr. IUchards la au expert nt this kind of story. U0UBLI3 LIFE By Grant Richards. Ntw York: Doild. Mad A Co. New Art fop Old Sherwood Anderson, who wrote n trunkful of novels before he published tho fnmous "Wine.sburg. Ohio." nnd vcho has lust nublishcd "Poor White." pronounced by critics to be the most important fiction in years, hns nston-ishi-il bin nrtistlc friends and his literary audience by announcing nn exhibition of his paintings nt tho Wnldcn Book Shop in Chicago. Ho describes how he enmo to try his hand at a new art in tho fol lowing words : "Some months ago I was In the South "nl Jn a very co ortni country. Jicioro U'. house lay n uny, an lniei trorn tnc Gulf ot -Mexico. 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A. t CnNTIlAL UUILU1KU, 1421 Arch at. it T j.i.kw ft m. tn. n .awvvu w ; Drop-In Bible Class Audit ftrtnni . 4 p. m. speaker, Forrest a. naaer, u. u. . . Topic, "Sweat!" on Strugsle Turnpike." Fivn o'clock Dlsctuslnn Group, Leader, Rev. C. H. Shirk Evening Soni: Bervloe Lobby 7 P. m. Evenlna- Serdca Ixibby Topic, Bhfna). 8 P. m. Tho Hea" (They That Oo in Illustrated Motion Pictures, leader. Ooorito H, Strcaktr. WEST I1UILDINCJ Bid and Hansom at". I-obby 4 P. in. Snooker, Rev. H H, I'urvls. Svrltor, Saturday sermon Evenlnrr Bulle tin Musio Temple Lutheran Mala Choir. Fellowship Supper S o'clock. NORTH BUILDLINQ. 1013 LW. Lehlrli ave. I-otby 4 p. m, Speaker, Th Rev, I'aul Llenbach, Topic, "llrenkln I)on Knlko Kenee." Fellowship Tea at & o'clock. Everybody Welcome THE Y. St. C. A OF PHILADELPHIA llipU.t THK TIBIPI.K Iiroid and Berks sts (1000 north). nnoo Heats. Hume of Th Orace Bapllst Church. RUSSELL It. CONWELL. Tastor. William Dyre Mct'uidy. Associate Tastor Iir. J. Marvin Hanna, Musical Director. Frcdk K. Starke, OrBanlst Mr, Conwell will return from his sou en. 1-cture tour to preach on Sunday at 1 n. m. and 7'30 p m. The Temple Chorus, assisted by TAUL J BREED Y, tenor soloist, wilt aln at both fervlces. Illble Hchool. Jero L. Crcsse superintend ent 3 an p. m. rhurrh Prayer Memln. Friday. In, m Kthlrnl riiltnre imiicAi. ciiLTini: Ilroad Street Theatre 11 n. m. Dhan On pal MukerJI on "Tho Present ncllsiou Unrest and Its Remedies." 1'rlrpils CONl-l'.llHNCi:. lMh nnd Race sts.. 11-40. Dr. A. A Cairns Chief Mi.dlcal Inspector, Bureau uf Health. THE OLD VRIKMIS1 MF.irTINO HOUSE Montcomrrv pike. Merlon, was establish-d 10K'.'. Hero William P-nn worshiped, tn well ns many other noted Friends One o' the hlstor.cal spota of America Is open for worship ever Flrst-diy (Sunday mornlnc nl 11 o clock. Visitors cordial! Invited. I'resbvterlun ARCH ST. rilUHCII. lsih nnd Arch Ir. Mncsrtncy will "resell at 10-45 on "Tbo Mystery In Christ " At X lie wt 1 pimrh the thirteenth sermon In tho series on 'Dlfflcultl.s iti llellof. or Clu.stlons tho I'ooplo Are Asklnc " Tho subj.ct tomor row nUht will b'j "What Is the New lllrth""' Is there a spiritual crisis iti eery man's llfi when the eternal destiny ot his soul is dourmlned? Dors a, mnn met and pass through that crisis without helntr aware of If What are tho evl donres of the regenerated man? t K. nt 7- Men's Class and H. 3 at IS. iiirriii.i:iu:M nm:tiiTiyiiAN ciiuncii Ilroad nnd llhmoml sts. Un. WILLIAM I.. MeCOHMICK. Pastor 10 30 a. m Communion services. i .10 p. m. Habbnth Hchool. 0 1.1 p. m. Christian Kndeavor. 7 4B n. m. "Honlns and Ileaplnir." nerbodv welcome si:coni i'itr.im'i:uiAN ciuncii 2Ist and Walnut sts. Ilev. AI.UXANUr.Il MaeCOLU D. D, Minister Kv. AI.VIN 11. flflll.nr. Assistant rr. MacColl will preach at 11 a. m.. the first of n brief series of sermons on tha Apostles' Creed, It,-v AHIn It. Ourley will preach nt B r m Musical Horvlrn at 7 30 p. m. America! nmposers. Chorus choir is sselsled by Treder.o Cook. Mollnist. and Vincent Ta pelll. harpist, of tho Philadelphia Or cbestrn. , "He Shall Olvo Ills Annrels Chartre'' .Scot' "A Prayer" Borden ine jxvru My i-asiure - ." "How Down Thin" Kar" .nrkr "Oml That Madi-st" W arron bnnday Hchool and Womia's Bible Oats at 10 o'clock. VISITOIIS AIAVXTS WLLCOMB. 'retsnt rnlsrnpal Continued r. pirrrics cntitcii 3d and Pln sts. . . Itv. Kdward M Jeffery", S T.D., Hector. 7:30 a. m. Holy Ccmmunlon. I1U0I1 m Hp-rlil service. LrNVEIt.INO nl' SIIUVICK TAIII.ET. , , s 00 p m. One-hour serlce. with reoltal bv choir of composition-! by Utlchrtst, Malner. Noble. I'Urnby and Elvey. Cllllnr'nn S'll'.sT t'MTAKIAN CIMKCII Chestnut st. above -Jlst. itev. rnnuniticii it oriitin Minister. 10 a m Address by Dr. famuM Leopold, of the Ncure-rsychiat'le Division ot tho Murlelpal I'ourt . 11 a. ni Mr. Griffin will preach flub-J-ct- "As u Mnn ThlnK'th So Is He." I 1.' 15 Communion berU'-e. , Tuesday, s p m. Mr. Griffin's New Ti stament Class. Mill INir.XItlAN CIIUMII OP C.KU.MAN- I lUll.V, Green- s. and U, Cbelten ave. Sl'NDVY. PKH. 0. 1021 1100 a. m ."rvl-e of Worship. Tho Milliliter. Rev Iluirer s. Porbe will preach r'ubhci- 'IS GOD A GK-MillAL OH A PATHKHJ , . i-lasses for children in the Pariah llouan or the srfine hour. All are Imlted. Mlscellnneons AMItl'N K1CIK UtlllKKltS 8M.M (OKI'S. Ml. 4. li!3rt S 2d et 3unda S.hool 1 30, Holiness M-etliiir 3.30 p. m Gospel M-etlnc 7 an p m. spenker Cap t.iln W.ilur Newman, eubjict, ' Man's It.-sponf'blllty lo God." Captain and Mr Sill.unith In rhrc'i of slnBlne: Lleutenan' li I Hliliwoith in charge of tostimon nieeiiti:. Moiidnv, )l to 1 p. m., soup and bread i i poor, Tuesdi.i 7 p in . Children h teet.nc; Wedneil.iy li to 1 p in., roup nn.l bread to jiiiur. 7 311 p. m . Goep-. l,.l nc, Thurslev 7 3'i P m. Mothers Mreilne: Pri.lav, II to 1 i m oup and li-fiid to por. Gospel Meelmfc- 7 30 p m. Jiutant Ilouurd H Clark and wlfo l ihuri!" of !ou'h Pbllndelphl.i wor.c. PRANK sTKVKN Pounder of th.- Arden Community. St'NDAT T-bruury 0. 1021. Whin ' A'tdl'oiium 1 r. t M below Chestnu'. "pnJVCT -"rilK MCIIINEi (HLAVIJ nrivhit on luni.." aup w pmiii t'nit of Y'-jnir 11-mncracy. Admlsalo i freo. Uerbo.iv uelcume ST. PAUL'S CHURCH York nml ililionrne Itimile. Oirontz lte. riilll!' J. Melnmeti, lienor One Hour Muslenl S rv ce Ilviry Sundu ix 4 1 -M Mixeil Vesti horns Choir Instiuniei'il Ii-iiu'S nt .14-. V M. Fro.'. ,'rii- I'wjk loiintst Vino nt ram Hi harpist iboih l'hiln. tinhertrii. All .-i-utj l-'rce I.lnil-ay Norilen Orxanlnt Director ,i:iiii raiffliiiiiiiWJiiiiiiiii.'iiiJ'a .he!1 i! e winniiiraiti'iBU SUNDAY MORNING jfj nt ii-- ,f Old First f Presbyterian Church -r Wahhiuuton Square. Seventh s and Loctiht Streets f EleM'n o'Cloek U, Sermon hv RKV. EDWARD g YATES HILL, I). D. S iMNiSKItol'S MIIDDLINQ" 51 nth. - KMinii 11 tiipl. h Sk ' for t iionth nf 1 i limry: J S rr.H 13-1r llnniiri Mivture H i r''li 'Ji'--1h. y i mi mi uf Questions fT "' n.ii J"- T' UoiM s 'li" ii-st Need ft f iiouulliu: Mm. Visltoiii Invited a' V Wt.i lll t S-utl .is 'p iiT'TOiBiffiiiii lll,l,lllJ:, J.! y'WiiiiiiniiKiiuioiniiimiiiia.a'i' SAINT JAMES'S CHURCH 22d and Walnut Streets The llev. John Mm kildue. II. II.. Itrclor SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6 H A. JI , 11(11. Y i OMIM M' ' II A. M 1IOI.Y CIlMMl Mi l.N I I" si, mi:l-i t. .Mi-ih- i-m: i i. rullowH I Mirli:i. I f the I'lll.MIiA I. icltul lit Mil rKVUA C. I ) s., i'iin.ADni.riiiA lll l'loy ne(. eel- c'lone A III A. Max llei-.-r SfAUMKli'AT IN K I'l.AT. Harnby sl'l.l..N'Oi:N rK Ti; IiKL'ri. Stoiart o IiltD Mi JMT IIOI.V 1'ionclt ADAOHJ lUlJn oitAvn eii uxritnsHivo, Tanini MOSAIQI'B Hillvureen CHANHi'N' i:T I'AVAMl, toupfrln VAI.Di;SHUlli: rivnruH I 1 1 m i mt m m v..