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SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 26, 1901.
BOOKS AND AUTHORS )
OALZAC has been revived and many new editions have been Issued during
the past few years. Even Richardson and his "Clarissa Harlowe," and
"Pamela" are in process of revival among other " revivals," on the theory,
probably, that the elder novelists possess a merit like, old wine, something
mi, much bettor than our spic-and-ppan fiction Of the day. It is not sur
prising ihei'etoi't* (o rind that an effort is making to revive interest in George Sand.
A few days ago a fete was held at La Chatre. a small town a hundred miles south
of Paris iv honor of (Jeorge Sands memory, at which a large number of literary men
and women from Paris and elsewhere in France were present. There was a Btreet
parade in which characters in Sand's novels were personated by young men and
young women of La Chatre and speeches were made in front of a great statue of
George Sand just erected in the public square. The statue is erected in La Chatre,
because near it la situated the chateau of Xohant, where George Sand passed her
childhood. She was, however, born in Paris, July 5. 1804, the last year of the first
republic and the first year of the empire under Napoleon. It is related that her
mother. Madame Dupin, had been dancing in a rose-colored gowu when feeling a lit
tle indisposed she left the room and in a short time M. Dupin was told a girl was
born to him. She was named Aurore. from her mother's rose-colored gown. She had
royal and peasant blood In her veins and began original composition in a strikingly
original way when eight years old and about the same time ehe became a deist and
revolted from the church When 18 she married M. Casimier Dudevant, a baron's
bou and an army officer, her mother dictating the match which was a misalliance
and Aurore left her husband and did not return to Nohant until she had a judicial
Separation from her husband.
She took to literary work as a fish takes to water, and, after writing much for
newspapers, she completed "Indiana" and adopted "George Sand" for her pen name.
This novel arrayed Parisian literary society against her as the novel embodied the
strongest ami most bitter portrayal of the loves and hatreds and suffering of domestic
existence. It was a revolt against the existing conventional status of woman, but
George Sand determined to continue that championship although she brought upon
herself a torrent of hostile criticism. "Valentine," "Consuelo." "Leila," "Mile, de
la Qulntinie," "Spiridion." "Ma Soeur Jeanne," "Mauprat," "Lt Marie un Diable,"
etc., followed In rapid procession establishing her literary fame, and these also
express the phases of her thought, passion and rebellion, romance and sentiment.
conMoversy and polemics. Her description of country scenes and life might have
been written by a pure-hearted nun. She was a wonderful artist in word painting.
The life of George Sand was not the perfection of purity and propriety. She
consented to be the mistress of Alfred de Musset, more dissolute than Byron, and
compromised herself with Chopin, the composer. She was a mixture of exquisite
refinement and coarseness. There was a period when she wore pantaloons and boots
and an overcoat and smoked cigars as strong in quality as she could get them.
Heine said of her when she was 29, that she was "beautiful as the Venus of Milo,"
and that "her eyes were dim, perhaps because of the many tears she had shed, or
because ihoir brilliancy had been expended on her novels, which had set flre to so
many female, and, history said, so many male brains, causing conflagrations that
bad been extinguished with difficulty."
It Is much in George Sand's favor that she was consistent In her championship
of woman's emancipation from the trammels of law and social opinion against her.
Even Mrs. Browning overlooked the dark places and spots on Madame Dudevant's
remarkable career and referred to her as "Thou large brained woman and large
hearted man, self-called George Sand." There was a strong, self-assertive mascu
line element in her and the tenderest of womanly sympathy in her nature for all
that appealed for human compassion.
XEW BOORTS
The Making of a Marehionesn. By
Frances Hodgson Burnett. Illustrated by
C. D. Williams. New York: Frederick A.
Stokes c Co. Minneapolis: N. McCarthy.
Price, $1.10.
Mrs. Burnett becomes didactic in this -very
attractive story. That is, she presents in
Emily Fox-Seton an example of an unselfish
woman whose altruism was heroic and which
brought an unexpected reward. Miss Fox-
Seton was a poor but well connected woman
in London, living in an obscure street with
a humble family who sorely needed her
board money. She had a few hundreJ pounds
left her by an old lady to whom she hal
kindly ministered and made a living by act
ing as ladies' purchasing agent, gaining
friends In that way among the titled people.
Emily never thought of herself and wondered
why she received so many kindnesses. Lady
Bayne, oue of her aristocratic acquaintances,
one day invited her to spend a few weeks
at her country seat to help her in the. de
tails of entertaining a large company of ladles
and gentlemen. It was a great treat for the
girl, who thought Lady Maria was "so kind,"
sot considering that her efficient services
were something of a quid pro quo. Among
the guests was the Marquis of Walderhurst,
a widower and very rich. Emily was well
bred, well connected, poor and she had a
line, big. white neck and arms, thick brown
hair; big, Uopest eyes, a short, straight nope;
fine, square shoulders and a long bmall wait!
and good hips. She had one good dress a
year and "made over" her old ones so an
to make herself look elegant She was ripe
in physical beauty and was by no means
deficient in Intellectual force. The doings at
Lady Maria's are described delightfully, '
bringing out the tireless unselfishness of Miss
Fox-Seton and the frantic efforts of a rich
young American girl to captivate the mar
quis, who had been taking a deep inter •at
in Miss Fox-Seton and had found out from
Lady Maria all about her. The climax of
Miss Fox-Seton's helpfulness and unselfish
ness was to walk ten miles to get some flail
for Lady Maria's dinner party and she
was walking back with the fish in a basket
when the marquis met her In his turnout,
having heard of the fish episode, and , n
th. roadside there occurred one of the pret
tiest love-making scenes ever penned. In
fact, it is delicious. Mrs. Burnett never
wtote a finer thing.
Rumen, Farther Adventures of the
Amatear Cracksman. By E. Hornung. I
Illustrated by Yohn. New York: Charles
; Scrlbner's Sons. Minneapolis: N. McCar
thy. Price, 11.60.
This is a book of startling adventure and
hairbreadth escapes from death. Raffles v-as
a fearless seeker of perilous situations and,
after a frightful tragedy in Italy, in which
he was an actor, he fled to London, from the \
avenging Cnniara and kept close by day and
with his friend Bunny, who tells the ex
periences, prowls about at night, searching ]
adventures of a stirring character. The
reader will find that he got them In abund
ance, especially when the irate Italians
tracked him to his retreat and seized him
when he went forth at night, and came near
killing him, but were disposed of by the wit
of Raffles. The narrative is blood-curdling.
A Fearsome Riddle". By Max Ehrmann.
Illustrated by Virginia Keep. Indianapolis:
The 80-wen-Merrill company.
This is . a rather "creepy" kind of book,
but no one can begin it without eagerly seek
ing the., solution of the mystery. It relates to
a curiously cranky professor, of the Rote
Polytechnic institute at Terre Haute, who
lived like a recluse, using all his leisure time
in abstruse experiments with birds and small
animals and on himself. He had come from
Virginia and brought with him his bedy
servant,/a well-educated negro, whom he had
inherited as a slave before the war, and to
whom he was much attached. The professor
was found dead in his rooms one day and
morphine and chloroform were found, with
evidences that he had taken both or that
both had been given him. Suspicion fastened
on the negro at once, and a mob sought him
to lynch him, but he escaped. The brother
of the professor came and took the body to
Virginia and, although the professor had left
all his property to the negro, the brother
succeded' In getting the court to transfer ii
to him, on account, of the suspicion against i
the negro. Some time after, the innocence- of
the negro was established, but he was dead.
The story of the process by which the pro
fessor came to his death is lull of interest.
To Girls—A Budget of Letters. By
Helolse Ed win a Hersey. Boston: Small, ;
Maynard # Co. i Price. $1.
This book is loaded with advice to girls,
some of it very good; some of it of doubt- 1
fill utility. The girls are advised as to their
education, social relations, personal conduct
and they will, no doubt, read, arid some of
them will take, the prescriptions. Girls of i
the present do not seem to like advice which \
is restrictive, for many of them seen; -to
think that the only object of life Is to get !
as much pleasure out of it as they can. Here
are some of the author's ideas: "Books,
beauty, humanity, her country—these are
noble loves. Woe to hsr who substitutes for
th.m self-pleasure, 'our social circle.' ?.,.*'••
The women of my generation dreamed of a
world mode new by reason of our new liber
ties.' Our „ dream has but partly come to
pass. The girls of the future must make the
miracle for which we hoped the commonplace
of every day. • • • You must not permit
yourself to fall Into the mistake of supposing
that it is self-respecting and desirable that
every woman should be a wage-earner. Noth
ing could be farther from the truth. The
world wants the work of all those women who
can afford to give it for nothing; that is,
without the serious necessity of adapting
work to' wages. Grind away at your grammar
and acquire the ability to write a correct
note, and for the rest, read as broadly in the
literature of each language as you aiay, * *
• You may as well learn first as last what
you want to eat with your mind. A course of
reading presented by anybody else is always
a clumsy device. • • • I welcome the fact
that fiction has come to play so large a part
In the life of our young women. It has
frightful dangers, and I see many a girl yield
ing 19 them; but it is also a beneflcient force
—a force whose good results we scarcely yet I
have begun to estimate. I w»nt you to reoog- j
nlze this force and make it do your bidding, j
* * • The girl who is suave and engaging
in public and snappish and inconsiderate at
home shows thai her breeding is pinchbeck."
Annual Report of the Board of Re
geuta of the Smithsonian Inotita
tion for the year ending June 30, 1900. I
Washington: Government Printing Office.
In this always interesting volume, in the
report of the secretary, which embodies, inter
esting information as to the operations *of the
institution and the enrichment of the Na
tional museum, tiiere will be found most in
teresting papers on the progress of astronomy I
of the nineteenth century, by Sir Norman
Loekyer, who details the tremendous acces
sions to our knowledge of the heavens,
through the 200 observatories 1n operation at'
the close of the century. The subject of j
aeronautics receives large attention in sev-1
eral papers, including those on the Langlcy j
aerodrome and the Zeppelin airship, and the j
use of kites to obtain meteorological observa- j
tlons is interestingly discussed by A. L.
Retch of the Blue HiU observatory. Progress |
In chemistry is detailed by Professor Ramsayl
and Professor Dewar treats of liquid hydro- j
gen. Geology, physics and electricity recelvol
due attention and one of the most Interesting j
features is the showing of geographic progress I
in the last century, including E. B* Urogan'3!
account of a Journey through Africa from the j
Cape to Cairo. Photography is adequately j
treated and with fine examples of photography
In colors, and there is given a description of
the process. The wonderful discoveries in
1 Mesopotamia, which reveal very ancient civil
ization are detailed anl considerable space Is
given to China. The report Is most effectively
and profusely illustrated and it is the most
valuable which has been Issued.
Old Jed Prouty. A Narrative of the Pe
nobscot. By Richard Golden and Mary C.
Francis. New York: G. W. Dillingham
company. Minneapolis: Nathaniel Mc-
Carthy.
This very excellent story, reflecting life and
character In a Maine rural community, has
the peculiarity of being wrought from the
well-known play. "Old Jed Prouty," which
has long been a favorite with the public and
will soon be produced in Minneapolis. This
is a reversal of the usual order of construct
ing a play from a book. The authors of
I "Old Jed Prouty" have done- an admirable
piece of literary work, for nothing can be
more realistic than" the delineations of Old
Jed and the Bucksport tavern over which he
presided; the decayed New England town; the
precise and stern magistrate, John Todd; the
scoundrel Aaron Hemingway and other less
' important characters. Old Jed, hale and
hearty at 65, was a type of the man who ever
has a young heart, genial, humorous, always
i sympathetic with those In trouble; always
| helpful and the soul of honor. There is a
rough sincerity and quaint philosophy about
the man which makes him a delight to con
template. And Aunt Trib, who had "reached
an age it would be Indiscreet to mention" and
who considered herself "a mighty well-pre
served woman,' 'could not be spared from
the story. Old Jed's fine characteristics are
brought out when he rescues Mrs. Heming
way's baby, born on the frozen river where
her mother died in giving birth to the child
on a cold winter night, and took the infant
to the tavern, the father, Aaron Hemingway,
having disappeared. And again through the
whole unjust war upon him by Todd, who
accused him of cheating him out of' $2,500
for which Jed's uncle had mortgaged the
tavern property to him, Old Jed endured in
sults and false accusations bravely, and when
Hemingway came back and claimed the girl
whom Jed had found a baby, on the Ice
years before, he had the hardest struggle of
his life. The authors have finely wrought the
denouement, when the rascality of Hemlng-
I way about the missing mortgage is disclosed
I and. although a forger and a criminal. Old
] Jed generously refuses to prosecute him.
j There is much sweetness and light in the
, love episodes of the story.
, Our Lady Vanity. By Ellen Olney Kirk
: Boston: Houghton, Mifflln & Co. Mlnneap
j olis: N. McCarthy. Price, $1.50.
| This book embodies a very strong picture
j of New York society in Its frivolous world
; lincss; its commercial notions of marriage, j
its dilletante religiosity, its heartlessness. It
portrays a noble case of self-renunciation in
Dr. Hurrell, rector of the Church of the
! Divine Renunriatlon, whose congregation war'
i chiefly rich people who had never made any
j renunciations. Their priest was faithful to
hi 3 duties and did not spare thnm. Among
his parishioners, the Milbanks figure con
spicuously in the story, Mrs. Milbanks being
the type of the worldly ambitious woman with
j two daughters, Joan and Gwendolyn, who
i were taught that It was their duty to marry
j rich. Joan, beautiful and fascinating, loves
■ a poor young man, but, recognizing her
j "duty" to marry rich, draws, by her beautyj
I and magnetism, her sister's rich lover from
, her and he marries her. Gwendolyn's heart
: turns to stone for she really loved Arden
! Kldder and ultimately having found Dr Hur
j sell helpful to her in, her distress, when he
i proposes marriage the gives her consent, her
I feeltng being respect, not love. Then Joan
f dies and Dr. Hurrell, recognizing that Gwen
i dolyn and Joan's husband would be sure to
; renew the old love, unselfishly gives up the
! girl by a supreme act of renunciation. Joan
i is a genuine product of the heartless society
i In which she moved, as the disclosures of her
married life reveal. The author has finely
brought out the characteristics of the two
sisters, In strong contrast. Joan was "Our
I Lady Vanity," while Gwendolyn was making
j continual sacrifices in Joan's behalf and
[ showed such a kindly and helpful disposition
that her mother declared she couldn't "pos
sibly think where Gwen gets certain traits."
The character of Arden Kidder's father shows
some real nobility and tenderness. He was a
money-maker and was at it like a galley
slave, and saving money too, and he boasted
that he was "born outside of society and lived
outside of society," and was not driven by
society. Just the reverse was Milbank, Joan's
father, who admitted that "society Is inexor
able; U hedges one round from the cradle to
the crave; one cannot escape its demands."
It may be said that the author has wonder
fully succeded in portraying in Joan the
worldly, selfish, heartless, scheming, faith
less woman of society.
Traveler Tale» of China, or, The Story-
Telling Hongs. By Hezekiah Butterworth.
Illustrated. Boston: Dana Estes & Co.
Price, $1.50.
This la a very admirable and informing
.book, the second In' the Educational Travel
Series, which ought to receive wide reading,
for, while. books like this on China will be
read by the young with deep interest, it will
bo likewise appreciated by general readers
for the information It contains about that
curious country. There are many folk-lore
tales from the Buddhist collection, which il
lustrate the manners and customs of the
Chinese at present and in the past, while
the American travelers who figure in the book
learned much about the valuable work of the
missionaries and the causey of discontent in
China, and the curious superstitions prevail
ing. In this .narrative one of the American
girls asked Ah-Hue, an intelligent tea mer
chant, why the Chinese ' killed missionary
teachers, and Ah-Hue asked why Americans
killed his people in Oregon, Wyoming and
California some years ago. This was a poster
and ■ Ah-Hue continued: "Suppose China
learned the. art of war and became a warlike
nation. She could put in the Held 10,000,000
men. Now, suppose she manufactured the
finest brandy in the world and sent it to the
United States, and suppose the brandy should j
degrade your people, ruin their lives, and
that your congress should pass an act thnt
China should not import the ruinous liquor
into the United States, you should say that
your congress had done right; but suppose
China, grown rich and powerful, were to de
clare: 'It is my right to trade where 1
please and in any commodity; it 13 the right
of trade.' Now suppose she sends her brandy
to Boston and New York and with it a navy
to enforce its pale. New York resists, but
the Chinese navy compels her to accept
the brandy. New York destroys the brandy
and the Chinese navy takes Long Island for
her Hongkong and co enforces the ruinous
liquor on America, how would you people
regard China.' ' Thus the wickedness of
forcing opium on China by England against
the strong protests of -the' Chinese govern
ment is shown and Ah-Hue cites the seizure
of Tonquin by the French, the seizure of
territory in Shantung province by Germany
In 1897 and other robberies, as among the
provocations which stimulated the Boxers io
their deadly work against all foreigners. The
book is useful as a stimulus to young read
ers and their seniors to read the larger works
on Chins.
Stephen Calinarl. By Julian Sturgis.
New York: Charles Seribner's Sons. Min
neapolis: X. McCarthy. Price, $1.50.
This is a peculiar story. Some people would
think that it drags, but if there is any
dragging there is much compensation in the
easy flow of language and careful presenta
tion of details. The hero was a young man
of fine prospects, son of an Italian lady,
whose husband, an Englishman, had de
serted her, and she had gone back to hpr
father's house. Stephen had high but vague
ideals of his mission. He left Oxford because
he was disgusted with the life and his own
lack of success, and went back to gay Lon
don, where he fell in love with Lord Itan
more's daughter, Elfrida, and, concurrently,
entered politics. Failing to capture Elfrida,
Stephen had the megrims and during that
period got acquainted with a newspaper re
porter, Chalmer Coop, who introduced him to
his home people, a charming, wholesome set,
very interesting to Stephen. Ha then ac
companied Cbalmer to the Russo-Turklsh
war, Chalmer going as a newspaper corre
spondent. Stephen gets enough of war and
winds up with camp fever and is nursed by
a Turk to life, after which he has a second
love affair, the woman being Darla Fane, t
Husso-English genius in music, who slipped
from his grasp at Constantinople—a good
thing for Stephen, who really did not love
her, but was dazzled by her. His final love
was something more than an iridescent
dream. He found a true and helpful woinab
at Chalmer Coop's home, Betty, who had "a
clear, morning face, eloquei^ of fair thoughts
and fancies original." The author's descrip
tion of the Coop household suggests a little
human paradise. It was an ideal home where
cheerfulness reigned at all times. Here is a
description of Betty: "She seemed to the
eyes of the tired youth an embodiment of
health and goodness, simple in dress and in
movement, a maiden of the older and simpler
poets. Some consciousness of man's eyes
cauie to her and she looked away from her
nearest daffodils up to the windows of her
home. It was no surprise to her to see the
face of her brother's friend, but she could
not prevent the quick color from flushing her
wholesome fairness. It was one of ihe crosses
of her happy life that she blushed absurdly
for nothing. The evening light was on the
blushing face and touched it, as the daffodils.
with a beauty no,t its own. She smiled and
nodded and passed on into the house and left
her garden drowsy; a soft shadow passed
across it and the fluting of the thrush was
stilled."
The reader cannot help admiring Harold
Dountown, Stephen's friend, an athlete, mas
sive and powerful, aud with a heart as big
as himself. The book of nearly 400 pages
is in reality a description of the discipline
Stephen went through to bring him to his
real starting point for a useful life. The
start was taken when he found a true woman
whom 1 c could love and reverence.
The Uuilieron Touch. A Romance of the
Days When "The Great Lord Hawke" Was
King of the Sea. By Cyras Townsend
Brady, author of "For Love of Country,'"
etc. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Price,
$1.50.
This is the best piece of literary work Mr.
Brady has done. There is a better finish
about the details than in previous books
and the ex-archdeaccn may be set down ss
making a rapid approach to the distinction of
a. first-class writer of romance. The period
is that of the fall of Qittme, which decided
that French domination on the continent «vas
at an end and the naval battle oft Quiberon,
which annihilated the navy of France and |
where the English Admhal Hawke won great i
distinction. The hero, Philip Grafton, a I
British naval officer, and his ship, having i
teen captured by a French frigate, he anJ ;
his surviving officers and crew are madt '
prisoners, Grafton being sent, by reason of '
tho courtesy of the French commander, to
honorable imprisonment at the country se:jt
of the Marquis de Chabot-Rohan, a kinsman
Here he meets the heroine, Anne, Counters '
de Rohan, a granddaughter of the marquis,
an orphan. Before he is exchanged Graftou
falls in love with the pretty young girl and
she e-ncourages him. Some years afterwari
Grafton if- fighting the French at Quebec, vu
der Wolfe, and is severely wounded and is
taken to a house, wnere his nurse proves to
be the young Countess de Rohan, whom be
recognizes when he recovers ccnaciousnsss,
and finds she loves him. Mr. Brady certainly
is a skilful portrayer of the emotion of love In
a woman's heart, for the story of this
woman's love and the jealousies which em
bittered its rich flavor at times, is beautiful
indeed. The chapter, "The Play, the Stake
and Players," is fascinatingly dramatic.' The
woman loved Graf ton with a consuming love '.
and yet she entertained a fierce jealousy
touching' a locket in which was a woman's
portrait, carried by Grafton at the request
of General Wolfe just before the fatal battle
at Quebec, to be given to his sweetheart In
England. This misunderstanding kept these
two apart and how it came about that ulti
mately in a mansion in Virginia a mother
sat singing to her baby, whose name was
Philip *c Rohan Grafton, while Admiral Graf
ton looked on with deep Interest, ■; is ; very
finely told by the author. His descriptions
of sea life and sea fights are intensely in
teresting, j
A PASSING GLIMPSE \
Rand, McNally & Co. have published an
amusing song story by W. H. Neidllnger, pro
fusely illustrated by Walter Bobbett, . en
titled "The Owl and the Woodchuck." The
illustrations are as amusing as the song. The
text Is in vertical writing and the marginal
illustrations are most expressive, and there
are several color illustrations. The legend
of the ground hog's or woodchuck's chadow |
is Introduced. The tragedy at the close, Is
■very pathetically described.-
Little, Brown & Co., Boston, have pub- |
lished a very attractive book for young peo- i
pie, entitled "High School Days in Harbor-|
town," by : Lily F. Wesselhoeft, author of ,
"Sparrow, the Tramp," etc., illustrated by ;
H. C. " Ireland. Price $1.20. The young peo- |
pie in this book experienced many of the i
usual periods of storm and . stress incident .
to school life, but generally they seem to
have had a very delightful time, especially j
at the summer camp by the sea. • J
, The F. Tennyson Xeely, company, 114 Fifth
avenue, New York, have published "Jacque
minot," by M. H. Beecher, a story of a
jealous second wife, 1 the abduction of her
husband's little girl" by the gardener, who
loved her and saw that the stepmother
i would kill her if she, remained with her, and
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
of the ultimate return of the girl, buddlug
into womanhood, to her father. There in
an undertone of tragedy In the book.
In "Lincoln's. First _' r Love," by--Carrie
Douglas Wright (Chicago: A. C. McClurg
it Co. Price $1.) the early' love of Lincoln
and Ann Rutledge of New Salem, 111., is
made the basis of a very lovely and touch
ing story, bringing out the best* characteris
tics of Lincoln'^ adolescent days, up to the
time when he went .to Springfield to Btutly
law. Incidents in hie school life at New
Salem are given, and the author very pa
thetically relates the sad story of Ann Rut
ledge's death.
"The Composite Man" is a series of talks
embodying fourteen anatomical impersona
tions, by E. H. Pratt, M, D., of the Chicago
Homeopathic Medical College, illustrated by
Dr. F. H. Williams. The object of the au
thor is to show, through a careful analysis
of the human body, that in therapeutics the
manual, the suggestive and the medical sys
tems can be more successful In the war
against disease by mutual appreciation and
co-operative helpfulness. The physical part
of the human being Is so intimately asso
ciated with the spiritual part that a purely
psychological process, ignoring the claims of
man's material part, will avail little as a
curative agency. In the lectures the author
has greatly simplified the study of anatomy,
so as to show the unity of the various struc
tures.' The author theorizes, however, to
the extent that he claims all moral crooked
ness, or sin, is curable simply by correcting
physical imperfections. These imperfections
are rather the effects of sin. The cure must
be directed farther back. ■■ . ;
A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, have pub- j
Ushed a very touching Uttle story entitled ;
"A Falling Star." by Eleanor Gaylord i
Phelps, wrought out of an experience of her
own life. The story is of a lady whose lover ,
died when the betrothal had almost beea '■
merged in marriage, leaving her crushed i
with sorrow. "Visiting a hospital one day,
she was shown a little boy baby, clothed in
richly wrought baby clothes, which had been
left on the hospital steps by its mother
doubtless, because one of his legs was with
ered, and if he lived he would have to go on
crutches. The lady was deeply touched and
took the baby home and into her heart, and
he seemed to afford some compensation for
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the child and his loving response to her af
fection are beautifully told. The story reads
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A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, have pub
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Little, Browu & Co., Boston, have issued
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times. The change from the rough wood
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For Novemer
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Theodore Roosevelt,
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The Fastest Race Ever Run
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With His Back to the Wall
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Colonel Joslyn, U. S. A.
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higher percentage than any other writer.
Miss Corelli, who is his rival in mammoth
sales, is said to prefer to have a large sum
down and a smaller royalty."

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