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SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2, 1901.
BOOKS AND AUTHORS ) THE REASON WHY nHE Nashville (Term.) American deplores the fact that southern parents con tinue to send their boys and girls to educational institutions in the north ern states, to a great extent, and yet it acknowledges that the reason is easily found in the dominant literary, political and educational influence of the northern communities. Says the American: Northern and eastern educational institutions are largely patronized by the south. Northern text books are used nearly everywhere. Many northern teachers are employed in the south. All the popular magazines and nearly every literary review or periodical of any consequence are published in the north. About all the books are published in the north, the fewest number of them by southern authors. Most of the prominent lecturers we hear in the south are from other sections than ours. The dominant political leaders and political influences, and the heads of na tional party tickets are supplied by sections other than the south. Not as a complaint but as a matter of fact these things are stated. This condition haß existed since the civil war. The influence has been nat urally great. The influence of the printed page is prac tically Immeasurable. Through teachers, books, magazines, lecturers, Impressions are created, views are shaped and thought is molded which political harangues and partizan tirades cannot counteract or destroy. The younger generations of educated southerners do not see things altogether as their fathers saw them. While sectional surroundings have been some what the same, other influences have been largely different from those under which the minds of their fathers were molded and set. , Perhaps this Is the clearest statement of a contributory cause of southern literary deficiency which could be made. There is not a single great publishing house in the south. Southern writers, who are certainly increasing in number and ability, always send their manuscripts to the great publishing houses and centers of the north. At tempts to have been made to establish first-class magazines at various points in the southern states, but they were not successful. George W. Cable, a southerner "to the manner born," who has written many successful novels of Louisiana life, was practically ostracised because he protested against the severity of the color line in the south and removed to a New England village to pursue his literary labors. Be fore the civil war southern planters as a general thing sent their eons and daughters north to finish their education. Many of the old planters had graduated from Har vard, Yale, Union, Princeton and Columbia and they would send their sons to no institution but their own benign mothers In the north. It cannot be denied that the south has always had very efficient Institutions of the higher education for youth of both sexes. In the old slavery days there were many such, while public schools were only found here and there, with limited accom modations. And there were many fine private libraries, belonging to planters and physicians and lawyers. But the faculty of literary construction seemed bound with a chain. Caroline Lee Hentz ministered to sentimental temperaments weak love stories. Octavia Le Vert produced a few books, the text of which was startling^with its very frequent French words and phrases in staring italics. Miss Evans of Mobile ■was regarded with much applause for her "Beulah," but there was a dearth of po lite literature of southern origin before the war, the dominant note being politics, which was the Btudy and practice of southern gentlemen of education and wide read ing. It was this absorption in politics in the south by men of large capacity and fine intellectual gifts, who for years had controlled congressional legislation In, the interests of negro slavery, which, more than anything else, made the south meagerly influential In the literature of the nation. Since the overthrow of the slave power and the diversion of the southern mind from a concentrated contemplation of means for defending the "peculiar institution," there has been a decided intellectual movement in the south. Miss Mary Johnston, Miss Murfree, Mrs. M. E. M. Davis, Miss Glasgow and other southern women have joined Cable a^id Page and Harris and Harrison and Fox and others in southern contributions to American fiction. Southern women have readily adjusted themselves to the new conditions, as have southern men, and if, as the Nashville American says, "the south has not been prolific of successful historians or industrious in the matter of written history," it is possible that Tom Watson may be the forerunner of a group of distinguished southern historians. It is yet a long way In the future before the south will be able to set up a publishing industry which will check appreciably the flow of literature of all kinds from the great northern pub lishing houses. Some Women I Have Known, By Maarteu Maartens. avthor of "God's Fool," "Her Memory." etc. .Jew York: D. Apple ton & Co. Minneapolis: Wm. Donaldson & Co. Maarten Maartens is a literary artist of real ability. He gives an attention to details of feminine emotions, caprices, endurance and mismating, suggesting Melssonier canvasses. In the book he portrays women of various nationalities. "The Duchess Eleanor," for Instance, was plucked out of Vienna society by the Duke of Lauenstein and practically exiled from the society she loved, in the duke's remote castle on the Baltic, where she bore children and led a very isolated, stupid life, the duke having no taste for anything above farming and grain markets. He gets a tutor for the boys whom the duchess detests, bu» her feeling changes when the young mau is found able to play exquisitely on the piano and the duchess' favorite Austrian airs, too. She feeds her chilled heart on this sweet and passionate music and her opinion of the tutor changes, and the author finely, by sug gestion, show* why the lady dismissed the tutor. A danger point was reached for her self and him. The other sketches show the same fascinating power, as in "John," "Ma dame de Liancourt," "Diane de Bragade" and "Annette de Viroflay," the latter a charming portrayal of a prudent and unselfish little woman. The Affirmative Intellect. An Account of the Origin and Mission of the American Spirit" By Charles Ferguson, author of '•The Religion of Democracy." New York: Funk and Wagnalls company. Price, $1. The former book of this author was char acterized by much flamboyant rhetoric and dogmatism and the declaration as fact of much that is only theory. In the present book he poses as the high priest of "a new world order, governed by an internal authority— the faith of the affirmative spirit." The his toric church, according to the author, has served only as a causeway between the old order and the new. He antagonizes church au thority and proclaims the "heart's desire of the Individual" as "essentially good and legitimate, however capable of corruption," and the remarkable assertion is made that "the reverence for an external authority is sure to destroy his (man's) integrity and commit his life to a double standard." The author is very severe on the "spirit of dog matism," but there is scarcely a page in his book on which he does not impress his own excessive dogmatism. He has no use for anybody who does not accept and bow down to his "new order." A Multitude of Counsellors. By J. N. Lamed. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Minneapolis: N. McCarthy. Price, $2 net. Mr. Lamed, in his introduction, discusses the ancient and modern knowledge of good and evil, the differences, in his opinion being not of quality, but of breadth, of amplitude, of practical range. The first, selections are from the precepts of Ptah-Hotep, who lived in the tim«* of Assa, monarch of the fifth Egyp tian dynasty, from 3,700 to 3,500 years before Christ, and who was one of the prefects of Assa. Here are some of the precepts of Ptah-Hotep: If them art a wise man, bring up a son j who shall be pleasing to God. If he conforms ; his conduct to thy way and occupies himself ' with thy affairs as is right, do to him all | the good thou canst. He is thy son, attached ! to thee, whom thine own self hath begotten. \ If thou art wise, look after thy house; love thy wife without alloy. Fill her stomach, clothe her back—these are the cares to be bestowed on her p«rson. If thou deslrest that thy conduct should be good and preserved from all evil, keep thyself from every attack of bad humor. There arf» Interesting selections from Gau tama, the Buddha, and from the Brahmani'3 .scriptures, from the Bible. Aristotle, Cicero. Martial, Maimonldes, Lord Burlelgh, John Locke, Addison, Goethe and others, with biographies. Gall Hamilton* Life in Letters. Ed- ited by H. Augusta Dodge. Two volumes. Price $5 for the set. With portraits. Bos ton: Lee & Shepard. Minneapolis: N. Mc- Carthy. Miss Abigail Dodge (Gail Hamilton) was one of the most charming of letter writers, whether she wrote of polities, of woman's rights, and man's selfishness, of music, art, literature, the stage, or punctured some public man's dignity with the point of her pen. How much more interesting is the story of her life told in hei- own letters, than it •would be in a stately biography! There is a brief biographical sketch by Harriet Prescott Spofford, but the distinguished woman's true life is revealed in her letters. She began writing her autobiography in her closing days but suspended it. Her letters, piquant, natural, satirical, frequently denunciative and full of her playful spirit tell the story, the real interest beginning with the letters written during her school nnd teaching days. After she went to Washington (in 1S58) her horizon broadened and attrition with society there—statesmen, jurists, diplomatists and dames of high degree and people of culture from everywhere, stimulated her brilliant wit und sententious wisdom. There was nobody «f importance with whom she was not ac quainted and she tells all kinds of Interesting things about the people she met, and dis cusses in her breezy way every subject from the interstate commerce law and cattle dis eases to the prattle of a house page. Very humorous are her descriptions of congress and congressmfn and senators, and she writes in the same cheery style, whether she tells of her shopping tours or of a sermon or speech Ehe has heard. Her letters en route across the continent are delightful, as are her letters v.iJL** froßi Europe in ISS7-SS- U was her XEW BOOKS indefatigable toll upon her biography of Mr. Blame which broke down her health and was the chief procuring cause of her death in ISSC. She wrote twenty-three books between 1862 and her death in August, 1896. Ennays of George Elliot. Impressions of Theophrastus Such; Leaves From a N<ote Book. The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob. In troduction by Mrs. Esther Wood. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. Minneapo lis: N. McCarthy. Price, $1.50. Sent to any address by the publishers on approval. This handsome volume of the personal edi tion of Eliot's works contains a photo of George Eliot from a hitherto unpublished por trait from a drawing by Mrs. Charles Bray, and there are photos of her childhood home, Griff House, and of Melrose, Richmond, Sur rey, where she lived some time. George Eliot began her literary work writing essays and "Impressions of Theophrastus Such" em bodies her last work in that kind of writing. The portrait of her is the best that art can do, but she was never handsome, nor was she positively ugly. Those who knew her will not admit that she was not beautiful. Miss Betham-Edwards said of the opinion that George Eliot was ugly: "Wheif in speak ing her large, usually solemn, features light ed up, a positive light would flash from them; a luminosity Irradiate not her own person only, but her surroundings. A sovereign na ture and an august intellect had trans ported us into its own atmosphere." The essays from the Westminster Review embody her hostility to that evangelical religion which she once believed in and which she admits she had some difficulty repudiating for the agnosticism in which she ended her days. Some of her finest thoughts will be found in these essays, such as "German Wit; Helnrich Heine," and "Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt." Amoiiff the Great Master* of Paint inar. Scenes in the lives of Famous paint ers. By Walter Rowlands. Boston: Dana, Estes & Co. Price. J1.50. There are thirty-two "Great Masters" In cluded in this book, with thirty-two repro ductions of famous paintings. The author has, in a very fresh and original way, brought the reader in touch with such great masters as Phidias, Fra Angelico, Leonardl da Vinci, Raphael. Michael Angelo, Titian, Rubens, Van Dyck, Velasquez, Rembrandt, Tenlers and Hogarth. Phidias Is included, because while he was a sculptor he followed the Greek custom in art of adding color to his sculpture, which increased the architectural richness. Included iv the illustrations are Michael Angelo reading his sonnets to Vit torla Colonna, Cimabue's Madonna, Albrecht Durer In Venice, Corregio drawing children, Charles V. picking up Titian's brush, Tin toretto painting his dead daughter, Rubens and his wife in a garden, Guldo painting Beatrice Cenci in prison, Rembrandt etch ing, Sir Joshua Reynolds painting a portrait. Alma Tadema's painting of Phidias shows the latter at work with some of the triumphs of his genius around him. Amonjf Flower* and Tree* With the Poet*, or the Plant Kingdom in Verse. Compiled and arranged by Minnie Curtis Wait and Merlon C. Leonard, professor of English, Higher Normal School, Tokio Japan. Boston: Lee & Shepard. Illus trated. Price, J2. This is a very admirably arranged volume, and the contents are well Indexed, and the selections from the poets generally-show ex cellent discrimination. In such a large and ambitious volume of poetical selections on the special topic named in the title, there must needs be some of inferior quality, but the book is most commendable, for the better quality dominates. There are such poets as Wordsworth, Christina Rosetti, Shakspeie, George Eliot, Gerald Massey, Father Tabbj Elaine Goodale, Edna Dean Prortor, Long fellow, Tennyson, Shelley, Celia Thaxter, Bryant, Tom Moore, Mrs. Browning, Lowell' drawn upon with excellent judgment. The sixth part of the book is devoted to the consideration of national flowers and sug gestions for our own national flower. Peru has the sunflower, Spain, the orange flower; Greece, the olive; Persia, tbe tulip; India, the poppy; China, the -tea flower; Japan, the cherry blossom; Egypt, the lotus;-Germany, the bluebottle; France, the Illy; England, the rose; Italy, the daisy. The authors of the collection suggest the laurel, the mayflower, the waterlily, goldenrod, columbine and Indian corn, the latter being commendable because it Is Indigenous to America; it \a a leading foodstuff, and is excellent for decora tive purposes, and fitly symbc lizes us. In the appendix are given the. language and symbol ism of flowers and the flowers of the months. Deborah. A Tale of the Times of Judas Maccabaeus. By James Ludlow. Chicago- Fleming H. Revell company. Price, $1.50. This book embodies a very Interesting portrayal of the period of Antiochus Epiphanes, who polluted the Temple of tha .Irws at Jerusalem and cruelly persecuted that people and drove them under the fearless Judas Maccabaeus, to revolt against fearful odds, with the result that they threw off the Syrian yoke and chose Judas, their leader In the three years' bloody conflict, for king, and he introduced a memorable period of in dependence for his people until Pompey came ■with a Roman army and humbled his As- Deborah, the heroine, is a splendid example of Jewish patriotism, of a strong, chaste, re sourceful character, whom Judas Maccab'aeus loved and would have made his queen, but finally renounced his passion because he found she loved Dion or Gershom Ben Shattuck, who had fought bravely with the patriot army and had been Deboran's protector through the whole period of the Maccabaean revolt. The nobility of Judas's character ia finely brought out when be placed Dion's and Deborah's hands together and gave them his blessing. The author has glorified the character of Judas throughout the «tory, and it was great heart a strong soul, which came forth and wrought the deliverance of the Jews out of the hand* of the Syrian king. As for De borah, she is a character to be admired and revered. Those were timea when hidden heroes abounded and Deborah was one of them and the author, in bringing her to the light, even as a possible entity, has held up a noble example of stainless womanly virtue and courage, which the reader cannot forget. Constantinople and Its Problems. Its Peoples, Customs, Religions and Progress. By Henry Otis Dwight, L.L. I). Illustrated. New York: Fleming H. Revell company. Price, $1.25 net. This is a most interesting story of the his toric city of Constantinople, once the capital ft* "^ "v A/ 1*" >f k"' - \h>.. "i ~ 41^ E. W. HORNUNG, •Author of "Raffles"— Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. of the eastern empire, a center of Christian learning and a commercial . and financial center, and since the fifteenth century a pos session of the Ottoman Turks, who have blighted every region, they control and war against all the natural opportunities for mate rial progress. Dr. Dwight says of the charac teristics of the Constantinopolitan popula tion: "The frauds of greed never destroy so cial standing in this city. Official dignity per sists , though dragged through consecutive quagmires of embezzlement. The consequence Is that in lay circles a man will perhaps kill one who suggests that he is ungodly, but "will smile benignly when called a liar and a thief. As to the church, whomsoever a man may select on occasion to entrust with money for safekeeping, he will never entrust money to his parish priest or his Imam, or his rabbi, or his btohop." The author gives a fine de scription of the external beauty of Constan tinople, which shows well at a distance, but within Is abominably unclean and repulsive. The position and difficulties of missionaries In the city and through Turkey are detailed, they being constantly under suspicion of the Turkish officials, and their work is hindered. There are many magnificent mosques In Con stantinople, Including the ancient Christian church of St. Sophia, converted into a mosque, with all the Christian Inscriptions obliterated. Dr. Dwight found much, reli giousness among Mohammedans and but little internal spiritual life. He gives am Interest- Ing summary of Mohammedan doctrine and the chapter on the position of woman Is in teresting, her position being indicated by the Turkish proverb for fathers—"Either marry off your daughter or bury her." The daugh ters are regularly sold to the highest bidder, and as a wife she may be flogged by her hus band, and the sentiment is that woman is a mere animal to be disposed of at will within certain limits. The author relates many sto ries about Turkish domestic life, and shows how oriental logic and philosophy are arrayed against culture of women as a class, and he emphasizes the duty of the women of the west to bring the Turkish woman up out of the gloom where she has been left by centuries of ignorance and neglect. A chapter is de voted to the Greek church and its peculiari ties. In the closing chapter the facts already accomplished by Christian missionaries are set forth, showing that the progress in edu cational work is substantial and that Ameri can effort has provided the best schools for Turkish youth in the city, where they are brought under the best of Christian influ ences. There is great need for Christian liter ature, and Armenian pastors and Greek-bish ops told Dr. Dwight that they greatly needed Christian, books to counteract the effect of the multitude, of infidel books. A PASSING GLIMPSE T. Y. Crowell & Co., Now York, have pub lished two very useful little books, "Practical or Ideal?" by J. M. Taylor, D. D., president of Vassar college, who shows the Inter-rela tion of the two and that the Ideal gives abid ing value to science, arts, education and com mon life, and "The Greatness of Patience," by President Hadley of Yale university, who argues that real leadership belongs to the man who patiently feels the needs and limita tions of other men and who has the power of self-renunciation by which he attains the leadership. Patient waiting has been th« key to the great achievements of history. "The Fall of the Curtain" is a story full of dramatic incidents, by Harold Begbie and published by the Bbwen-Merrill Company of Indianapolis. It relates the ambitious career of a governess who left a wholesome situation in the home of a country squire in England to take charge of a little boy In the fine old castle of Lord Mane. There she forgot her engagement to the squire's son, Richard, and fell in love with a baronet who was one of the guests of the Mane's at a house party. She early discovers Incompatibility between Lord Mane and his wife and a conspiracy on the part of the housekeeper and her son, who proved to be an illegitimate son of Lord Mane, to ruin Lady Mane by oharglng her with unfaithfulness to h«r vows. Vane gets a divorce and marries the governess, whose ambition was unquenchable, and she reaped a terrible harvest of sorrow for her hypocrisy which the author describes with great force, showing how a woman's insatiable ambition may wrap her in the flames of a mental hell. Dana, Estes & Co., Boston, have published "A Year Book of Famous Lyrics, Selections from the British and American Poets, Ar ranged for Daily Reading ot Memorizing," edited by Frederic Lawrence Knowles, editor of "Cap and Gown," etc., and illustrated with portraits. This is a very attractive book for a holiday gift. For sale by Donaldson & Co. Price, $1.50. Doubleday, McClure & Co.'a fine illustrated edition of Rudyard Kipling's "Kirn" la tempting enough to prompt those who have read the revelation of the native life in India, with ita strong oriental coloring, in serial form, to enjoy it again in its beautiful setting In dark green covers and gold title lettering and very attractive illustrations and typo graphical excellence. "Kirn" Ib, on the whole, a decided proof that Kipling has not "lost his grip," as has been charged, even if he has written some very Abominable poetry in these latter days. If he will confine him self to Indian life he will not fall to give satisfaction. The price of the volume is J1.50 and it will be sent to any address by the publishers on approval, postpaid, to be returned if not wanted, and paid for if satisfactory. T. Y. Crowell & Co., New York, reprint the sermon on "The Expulsive Power of a New Affection," preached long ago by the dis tinguished Dr. Thromas Chalmers, with an Introduction by John Angus MacVannel. The teaching of Dr. Chalmers Is that to recover and rescue the heart from the wrong affection which dominates It the old affection must be exchanged for a new one, the exchange being through the power of God, sought by the transgressor. T. Y. Crowell & Co. have published "Eccle slastes and Omar Khayyam. A Note for the Spiritual Temper of^ Our Time," by J. p. Genung, who draws a. parallel between the vinous philosophy of Omar, who was an agnostic, and the writer of the Book of Ec clesiastes, who occasionally utters an Epi curean note, which, however, he concur rently contradicts In his text. The book is very interesting reading. Price, 35 cents. The Saaifleld Publishing Company, Akron, Ohio, have published two very clever stories for children, "A Young Inventor's Pluck" by Arthur M. Wlnfleld, and "Three Young Men," by Captain Ralph Bonehill. (Price, $1 each.) The first story tells of a plucky boy who had to support his mother and sister and who, in poverty, during leisure moments, had | THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKNAL. invented a valuable improvement to maonin ery and his struggles to get it recognized, his disappointments and troubles are related, and how he won at last on his principle that "any one who does right and sticks to his work will get along." The other story is about the adventures of three brothers on an isolateu Idaho ranch and the author has shown great ability to please young readers in his stirring and fascinating narrative. The book is lllusr trated. i in: m \a \/.im:s Ainslee's (New York, Street ft Smith 238 William street) contains six very good short stories, and there is attractive reading in Sangree's "Training a Football Team," with excellent illustrations of the men in action- Carl Hovey's account of sailors' temptations and perils in New York and of the uplifting and protective things which are done in their behalf, and Frank Todd's "Our Farming In dustry," illustrated, shows the potential agency of modern agricultural machinery and irrigation in enlarging the scope of farming operationa. The Ten Story Book (Chicago: Dally Story Publishing company) is a new enterprise after the style of the Black Cat, with ten stories. Among the contributors to the No vember number are Israel Zangwlll ("The Tug of Love"); Gertrude Potter Daniels ("The Phantom Dog"), and Ella W. Peattie ("Avice"). Professor Sherwin Cody contrib utes an essay on "Masterpieces of Ancient and Modern Literature." Harper's is lavish in its fine illustrations, like those accompanying Andre Castaigne's very interesting article, "Strolling Mounte banks," in tint, and Hartman's "A Winter Ramble," illustrated in tint by Eikemeyer, and Professor Nutting's valuable paper on 'The Bottom of the Sea." Mary E. Wilkins' "The Portion of Labor" serial is concluded. The illustrations by Keller are very fine. A notable illustrated paper is Dr. Quinn's "Athenian Conceptions of a Future Life " derived from the tombs and Inscriptions in the ancient Greek- cemeteries, and Mr. Rus sell's illustrated account of the historic St. Savior's church in London ie an Interesting feature. Photos are given of the old memo rial windows and monuments and the choir where Massinger and Fletcher are burled. The stories are of a most attractive quality. Among the poems is a fine one of some length by Edith Wharton, entitled "Margaret of Cortona," and Harry Furalsa' "Confesslone of a Caricaturist," in which he give* some of his experience In the office of the London Punch, with illustrations, is good and very inteesting. The London Review of Reviews gives much space to the tragedy at Buffalo and publishes a personal sketch of President Roosevelt, with Illustrations. There is au interesting account of the visit of the Czar Nicholas to France, one of the Illustrations being a group showing the czar and his family. The digest of the review literature embodies a mass of interesting world opinion, Lippincott's completed novel is "One Wo man's Life," by Isabella D. Cameron. The "One Woman" had some Interesting ups and downs, especially the "downa," buj an old R§H|HBHBHHHHBHB[HHRh9hH>hs| i F "■HOT MM ™ W WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE, Author of "Stratagems and Spoils," "What's the Matter with Kansas?"— Charles Serib ner's Sons. New York. lover comes along opportunely and lifts her from poverty to millions. There are some interesting remintocencos of D. Q. Rossettl, by H. G. Qilchrist, who knew him as an art student and In later life. There Is a good paper on gardening, by Ann* Merritt, and at tractive stories by Mabel Thurston ("The Courting of Gabriel Seabury"); George Moore ("My Own Funeral"); John V. Sears ("Balla nafad"), and Pa-ul Laurence Dunbar ("The Minority Committee"). Prank Leslie's Monthly telebrates its twen ty-fifth anniversary in the November num ber, which is well illustrated in color and black and white, with a. full-page drawing In colors by W. T. Benda, Illustrating "The Legend of the Wild Raspberries," by F. A. Groff, who adapts the story from a Polish tale, the text of which has a fine illustrative setting. There are four good stories, and not able articles are Fridtjof Nansen'a "The Race for the Pole," with illustrations; "The Blue Laws of Connecticut," by B. J. Hendrlck; Elia Peattie's "The Functions of Society," and "How Tammany Wins," by L. J. Lang; a leading illustration being a Tammany din ner, at which champagne bottles are conspic uous. The World's Work (New York: Doubleday, Page & Co.) sets forth the "March of Events" in its usual interesting and suggestive way, giving fine portraits of Seth Low, the late Bishop Whipple, Governor Francis of Mis souri, and Bishop Potter of New York. A paper of importance and well ilhiet rated is Dr. McGhea'fl "The Proposed Appalachian Forest Reserve," In which is set forth the value of the North. Carolina forests, the anxi ety of the mountaineers to have them pre served from the devouring ax and the sure bad effects of denuding large tracts of forest land. The lllust rations show the forest wealth of that region, and the paper is an earnest plea for saving the stream, sources of thia picturesque portion of our country. The secretary of the Japanese legation at Wash ington, Midori Komatz, contributes & valuable illustrated paper on "Japan and the United States." la it he refers to the friendship of the two countries since Commodore Perry visited Japan a half century ago, and he | notes that there is in Japan an "American | Friends Society," organized to promote friendship among those Japs who have visited our country. Other notable papers are "The American Locomotive Abroad," illustrated; "The Pivotal Farm of the Union" (Watson's ranch, Nebraska), and "The Beautifying of i Cities," a comparison of the growing beauty of the world's cities. The Current Encyclopedia (153-155 La Salle street, Chicago, Modern Research Society) is accomplishing the purpose of Its projec tors, to publish an encyclopedia which shall keep -well up In the procession of events in every department, with maps, portraits and illustrations. It Is a handy book of refer ence and has a large corps of special con tributors in every branch of knowledge. If anybody wants to know about the make up and operating power of the United States Steal corporation, he will get very interest- Ing Information from Ray Stanard Baker's account of H In the November McClure'a. Walter Wellman tells all about the automo bile race from Paris to Berlin, with illus trations. A capital article is William Allen White's sketch of Theodore Roosevelt. White Is an enthusiastic admirer of the Rough Rider president and thinks the only thing he will have to learn is the art of fencing. There Is no doubt that tbe fiction feature of this number embraces the best lot of stories which has appeared in McClure's. "Why the Hot Sulphur Mail Was Late," is a daisy. The Century for November is a very at tractive cumber. All women will pounce upon Mr. Gregory's very interesting illus trated paper on "Our Foolish Virgins," in which the quirks and quiddities, idolatries and faddism of American women are por trayed with much humor. The breezy inde pendence and anarchism of the American girl are appropriately emphasized, and Mr. Gregory will no doubt be metaphorically horsewhipped by the fair ones. Mr. Trent's paper, "A Retrospect of American Humor," brings up a long procession of the elder and the more recent humorists, from "Josh Bill ings," "John Phoenix," "Major Jack Dow ning," "Naaby" and all that set, to the present time. Mark Twain yet lingers with us. as fresh as a daisy, along with Frank Stockton, Pete Dunne, J. Whitcomb Rlley, Joel Chandler Harris and Bunner. Among the attractions are the papers on Santos- Dumont's dirigible balloon and E. Hough's "The Settlement of the West: A Study in Transportation." The number Is finely illus- I trated In color and plain. There is a full- page wood engraving by Timothy Cole of Francisco Zurbaraa's "Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, and noticeable are the pictures of Don Quixote Incidents, by Castatgne, How ard Pyle and A. I. Kellar. The fiction Is very attractive. The National Magazine (Boston, Mass..) devotes much space to reading matter and Illustrations about the closing days of the late President McKlnley and his funeral. Frank Putnam contributes an incisive paper on "The Passing of the Little Peoples"—the absorption of the small nations by the larger, for the advantage of the whole race. Under the head, "Phases of the World's Affairs," there are interesting notes of current move ments and tendencies, and a conspicuous fea ture is the text of McKlnley's last «peech, on Sept. 5, at Buffalo. A valuable feature of the Medico-Legal Journal (New York) is the discussion by many able writers of the Important subject, tuberculosis, and measures for the abate ment of its fierce hunger for human life. The subject has never been so exhaustively and intelligently discussed as in this sympo sium, and the study of these opinions of experts will repay any one, professional or lay. BOOKS RECEIVED From Clium. Serlbner's Sons, N. Y. •-- For sale by Nathaniel McCarthy, Minne apolis. "The Outcasts," by W. A. Fraser. Price, $1.25 net. "The Laird's Luck, and Other ' Fireside Tales," by A. T. Quiller-Couch. Price, $1.50. | "The Cavalier," by George W. Cable. Illus- I tratlons by Howard Chandler Christy. Price, 1 $1.50.°. .. y j "First Across the Continent," the story of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, by Noah Brooks. Price, 51.50 net. "Amos Judd," by J. A. Mitchell. Price, 91.50. "Modern Athens," by George Hortob. Illus trated by Corwin Knapp Linson. Price, $1.60 net. *jPapa Bouchard," by Molly Elliot Seawell. "The Ruling Passion; Tales of Nature and Hutnan Nature," by Henry Van Dyke. Price, $1.50. I "The Argonauts," by Eliza Orzeszko; trans lated from the Polish by Jeremiah Curtin. Price, $1.50. "Fables for the Fair," by Josephine Dodge ■ Daskam. Price, fl net. From A. C. McClnrg A Co., Chicago. For sale by Nathaniel McCarthy, Minne apolis. "A Parflt Gentil Knight," by Charlton An drews. Price, $1.50. "Swedish Fairy Tales," by Anna Wahlen berg. Price, $1, net. "Margot," by Milllcent E. Mann. Price, $1, net. From W. A. Wilde Co., Boston, Mass., For sale by Nathaniel McCarthy, Minne apolis. ' "The Last of the Arawaks," a story of adventure in the island of iSan Domingo, by Frederick A. Ober. Price. $1.50. "A Heroine of 1812; a Maryland Romance," by Amy E. Blanchard. Price, $1.50. In the Mikado's Service; a Story of Two Battle Summers in China," by Dr. William Elliot Griffs. Price. $1.50. "Fighting Under the Southern Cross," a story of the Chile-Peruvian war, by Claude H. Wetmore. Price, $1.50. "Nehe," a story of the time of Artaxerxes, by Anna Pierpont Siviter. Price $1 50 "Winifred West,' 'by Blanche M. Charming. Price, tl. "The Spectacle Man," by M*ry F. Leon* ard. Price. $1. From Doobleday, Pave & Co., N. Y. For sale by Nathaniel McCarthy, Minne apolis. "Etiquette for AH Occasions," by Mrs. Bur ton Kiugsland. Price, $1.00 net. n«" In ,the Forest: Tales of Wood Life." by Maximilian Foster. Price. $1.60. "The Road to Frontenac," by Samuel Mer- Price $i ls0 Stl>ated by E' L- Blumenscneln "How to Teach Kitchen Garden: or Object Lessons in Household Work," including songs, plays, exercises and games illustrating Household occupations, by Emily Huntlngtoa Price, $3, net. From Frederick A. Stokes Co., N. Y. For sale by Nathaniel McCarthy, Minne apolis. "The Victors," by Robert Barr. Price, ?1.5U. Prom D. Appleton A Co., N. Y. "The Wage of Character," by Julien Gor don. From The Henneberry Co., Chicago. "Richard Vaughn," by Benjamin F. Cobb. Price, $1.50. From l.otbrop Publishing Co., Bos ton, Mass. ''Caleb Wright," by John Habberton. Price, From The Baker A Taylor Co., Pf. Y. For sale by Nathaniel McCarthy, Minne apolis. "Woodland and Meadow; Out of Door Papers Written on a New Hampshire Farm," by W. I. Lincoln Adams; illustrated with photographs from nature. Price. $2.50. From Scott, Foretuian A Co., Chi cago, 111. "The Social Spirit in America," by Charles Richmond Henderson. Price, $1 50. From Rand, McKally A Co., Chicago, Illinois. "The Award of Justice: or Told ia the Rockies," by A. Maynard Barbour. From Joli n Lane, Xew York. "Horace at Cambridge," by Owen Seaman. Price, $1.25. "The Rape of the Lock," by Alexander Pope, with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. From Street A Smith, New York. "The American Invaders," by an Elailisß man. Paper, 26 cents. From Longmans, Green. A Co., N. Y. "In Spite of All," a romance of cavalier and Puritan during the civil war, by Edna Lyall Price, $1.50. From Thomas Y. Crotrell A Co., N. Y. For sale by Nathaniel McCarthy, Minne apolis. "The Meaning and Value of Poetry," by William Henry Hudson, author of "Studies in Interpretation," etc. Price, 35 cents. "Religion in Common Life," by John Calrd late principal of the University of Glasgow, with introductory note by John Angus Mac- Vannell, Ph. D., Columbia university. Price j 35 cents. From F. Tennyson Xeely, N. Y. "No Trespassing and Other Verses," by May Howell Beecher, author of "Jacquemi not." From Nike Publishing House*, Cleve land, Ohio. "Mark Hanna; a Sketch From Life and Other Essays," by Solon Lauer, author of "Life and Lighi From Above," etc., with, portrait. Literary Notes. The Fleming H. Revell company, Chicago, announce "The Love of Cathay," by W A P. Martin, president of the Chinese Imperial university, and "The Man from Glengarry," the new novel of Ralph Connor (Rev W C Gordon, of Winnipeg). The Princess in Mrs. Edward Coates' novel of Indian life, "The Crow's Nest," is Lady Curzon, wife of the viceroy of India formerly Miss Leiter, of Chicago. Frank Leslie's will celebrate Its qubrter centennial In the November number which will be profusely illustrated, and there will i be decorations on every page. Mrs. Meynell, the well-known English poet I and essayist, will visit California and Mexico during the coming winter and will lecture in this country on "The Transition Period in Poetry, from the Seventeenth to the Eigh teenth Century," and will write her impres sions of Americans for an English paper An English edition of Booker Washington's autobiography, "Up from Slavery," is an nounced by Fisher Unwin. London. Sir Walter Besant's rules for writing were peculiar in some respects: First—Practice writing something original every day. Sec ond—Cultivate the habit of observation Third—Work regularly at certain hours Fourth—Read no rubbish. Fifth—Aim at no formation of style. Sixth—Endeavor to be dramatic. Seventh—A great element of dra matic skill is selection. Eighth—Avoid the sin of writing about a character. Ninth— Never attempt to describe any kind of life except that with which you are familiar. Tenth—Learn as much as you can about men and women. Eleventh—For the sake of form ing a good-natured style and acquiring com mand of language, write poetry. With out noting the ten rules, acme of which lack the practical, it may be asked of what use is the eleventh rule to one who cannot pos sibly write poetry? G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, have pub lished a third edition of Professor George L. Raymond's "Ballads and Other Poems." The professor is instructor in oratory at Princeton university. The Century company in their new edition of President Roosevelt's "The Strenuous Life," will include his Minneapolis and Pan- American speeches, with other new matter. L. C. Page & do., Boston, announce "Th« Story of a Young Man; A Life of Christ," by Clifford Howard, with eighteen fine drawings by W. L. Taylor and other artists, and "A McCLURE'S FOR NOVEMBER Contains fifteen superbly illustrated articles, stories and poems, amon« which appear a thrilling account of the Fastest Race Ever Run (the great automobile race from Paris to Berlin); a powerful story of ward politics; an authoritative siuay or the mammoth steel corporation that is thoroughly Interesting* and a heart-warming story of Thanksgiving time. The most timely article is ROOSEVELT By WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE A masterly presentation of the man's character, written with a frank, absolute sincerity and with an acumen and insight that no one else, THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED FROM PERSONAL ACQUAINTANCESHIP, has ever brought to bear upon the personality of Theodore Roosevelt. It makes clear what kind of a President such a man is bound to make. There is no other writer devoting himself to this special branch of liter ature—the character study—who has the endowment, the literary art of expression, that William Allen White has. It is a rare and great achieve ment to make A REAL MAN AS TYPICAL AS A GREAT CHARACTER IN A NOVEL. It is an article from which historians of the future will be able to get at the real man. TEN CENTS A COPY Our programme for next war In mow ready to be announced. Send poMtal fmr handaome illustrated proipectut ia colon. i ™^|fr SL '*** Ao<?* ***w ***** readmj." iP^liif A Drone and •Sr* A Dreamer WJmMf By NELSON LLOYD, A«th., «f - ts«. ch««io uin- RSWV^T Iliuitrufd, Cloth, »1.10. J^or Ja/« M*>m-y*»h*r: J. F. Taylor ®. Co., new york History of American Art," by S. Hartmaon, author of "Sliakspere ia Art.'r W. D. Howells has revised his "Italian Journeys," one of his earliest books, and it will be published by Houghton, MiffUn ft Co., with illustrations by Joseph Pennell. C. C. Birehard & Co., Boston, have pub lished "The Laurel Song Book," designed for advanced classes in schools academies, choral societies, etc., edited by W. L. Tomling, who has properly included songs and choruses rep resentative of the art of contemporary Ameri can composers. The Open Court Publishing company of Chicago announces a revised translation of the Egyptian "Book of the Dead," by K. A. Wallis Budge, keeper of the Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities in the British museum. McClure, Phillips & Co. announce a stoond volume of Edwin Markham's poema, to be issued about Nov. 1, entitled lfThe Muse of Labor." Markham has. been made a member of many literary societies and many of them have been named after him, the caeinb^rship badge being a hoe-pin. Prom the government printing office comes a volume of 1,137 pagles prepared by the division of maps and charts of the library of congress, containing a list of maps of America in the library, preceded by a list of works relating to map-making by 1\ Lee Phillips, P. R. Q. S., chief of division of maps and charts. In the collections of maps there are many of rare value and Interest which are listed and the volume will prove of real valuo to authors and others interested in such researna. The list includes the maps Ir. the library at the time of the opening of the new building in 1897, since which time there has been a large Increase, which will be listed in a supplementary volume. California—via The 'Sunahlne Route.' If you contemplate a trip to California this fall or winter consult the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. Beginning Tuesday, Oot. 15th, and every Tuesday thereafter during the season, a high-class -Pullman tourist sleeping car will leave St. Paul and Minneapolis, run ning through, to Los Angeles without change—arriving Los Angeles Saturday morning, four days. The line is via the celebrated C, M. £ St. P. "Hedrick Route" to Kansas City, thence over the A., T. & S. F. Ry., mak ing th« most popular and Interesting route to the South Pacific Coast. This service includes the "personally conducted" feature west of Missouri river —a special conductor acompanies each oar, whose duty it Is to carefully look after the wants of each individual pas senger. Write for the cheapest rates and for copy of the "Sunshine" folder, containing full particulars of this famous route. —J. T. Conley, Asat. Oen. Pass. Agent. 0.. M. & St. P. Ry., St. Paul. Southern Eipnrtlom Via the Monon Route. Leave every first anji third Tuesdays of the month. Low rates to nearly all southern points. Round trip and one way tickets. Write L. E. Sessions,, Monon Route, 641 Andrus build ing, Minneapolis, for rates, folders and other information. Loolcinar for a Hornet . Call at Soo Line ticket office, 119 3d st S, to scLCura homeseekers' tickets to all points west. International Litre Stock Exposition Chlcagro, Dec. 3-0, 1901. 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