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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
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
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-
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
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^
•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.
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
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
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 |
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
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
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
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
MM ™ W
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
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
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"The Laird's Luck, and Other ' Fireside
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"The Cavalier," by George W. Cable. Illus- I
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"First Across the Continent," the story of
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"Amos Judd," by J. A. Mitchell. Price,
"Modern Athens," by George Hortob. Illus
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*jPapa Bouchard," by Molly Elliot Seawell.
"The Ruling Passion; Tales of Nature and
Hutnan Nature," by Henry Van Dyke. Price,
I "The Argonauts," by Eliza Orzeszko; trans
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"A Parflt Gentil Knight," by Charlton An
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"Swedish Fairy Tales," by Anna Wahlen
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"Margot," by Milllcent E. Mann. Price,
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"A Heroine of 1812; a Maryland Romance,"
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In the Mikado's Service; a Story of Two
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"Fighting Under the Southern Cross," a
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"Nehe," a story of the time of Artaxerxes,
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"The Award of Justice: or Told ia the
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"Mark Hanna; a Sketch From Life and
Other Essays," by Solon Lauer, author of
"Life and Lighi From Above," etc., with,
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
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
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
A masterly presentation of the man's character, written with a frank,
absolute sincerity and with an acumen and insight that no one else,
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
It is an article from which historians of the future will be able to get at
the real man.
Our programme for next war In mow ready to be announced.
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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.
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change—arriving Los Angeles Saturday
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The line is via the celebrated C, M. £
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thence over the A., T. & S. F. Ry., mak
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International Litre Stock Exposition
Chlcagro, Dec. 3-0, 1901.
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