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SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 9, 1901.
Books! Mil Authors i^jjpsEK- EDWIN MARKHAM occupies considerable space in Success, endeavoring w f ■ io prove that "the mission of 'the poet is Ear from being completed. Mr. FA A 1 .Markham has written much poetry himself. His poems occupy two volumes, LjBL3I but only one of the poems enjoys the distinction of frequent quotation. That is "The Man With the Hoe." and, although Mr. Markham has much to say in his buccebs article about the wealth of inspiring topics at home for American poets ,it is uufortunate that he had to go to France to get 'the subject and inspiration for his best poem. He was unable to find a farm laborer in this country who is as crashed and eppreseed as he represents such labor through the medium of a stalwart, toilsome French peasant, to be. "In our America." he says, "there is an especial affluence of the stuff for a noble poetry." Therefore Mr. Markham. who portrays the super abundant opportunities of the American poet, and the glory which awaits the poet of the opportunity, ought to come forth with an epic song upon his lips. For he says the field has only been touched by "a few sickles," as those of Louise Chandler Moul lou and Edith Thomas who have "discovered America" with its birds and flowers. Mr. Markham speaks of the older American poets as emitting "artificial, second hand, ready-made landscape, warmed-over emotion aud sucked-out philosophy." Xo doubt Mr. Markham includes Bryant and Longfellow in his characterization. He paints a picture of the "long reaches of land and water and sky, untouched by noug" in this country, which "await the hour when some poet with a splendid word, ehall give them to man and to immortal memory." He is impatient because this poet does not appear, and he calls for "the poet of democracy" to sing progress and fra ternity, and "speak the spiritual significance of events." li is astonishing that Mr. Markham has so far failed to prove by "a splendid word" that ho is -the poet of democracy." His speech is flavored with the idea of human brotherhood. The author of "The Man with the Hoe" ought to get an inspira tion from current events to enable him to sing 'the great epic of the twentieth century. It is not uncharitable, however, to question Mr. Markham's power to "speak the spiritual significance of current events" in sonorous and impressive epic. He is a ready writer of verses. He can reel off a few dozen of them while a current event is >■ warm. He could possibly do better in England as poet laureate than Colley Cibber, Tye or Austin, but that is not saying much in his behalf. Yet, as laureate, Mr. Mark ham might have the poetic spark quenched by the constraint of official relations. Austin has not written a respectable poem since he was appointed laureate of Eng land, and the fact is, very few of England's laureates have ever done either them selves or their country any good. Still, we could not spare Edwin Markham, if he v.as lenderod with position. It may pay us to keep an eye upon him, for it is barely possible, since his ef- IQt paper has appoared in Success, that the rythmlcal gestation suggested thereby may. at some future day, have its ultimate in the successful parturition of the <;reat American Epic for which we have all been hoping for some years past. Mr. Markham should understand that the country looks to him, after such a deliverance as he has contributed to Success, for the fulfillment of this expectation. But the country wants no slip-shod work, no "warmed-over emotion and sucked-out philoso phy." There is altogether too much of that in this country, even in some of Mr. Markham's poetry. Alaska—Narrative, Glaciers. \atlve«. History. Geojiranny, Hooii ■•<•<■*. By John Burroughs. John Muir. George I!. Urinnell, W. H. Dail, Charles Keeler, Henry lett, \V. H. Brewer, C. Han Merrlam, and M. L. Washburn. Harriman Alaska Expedition with Co-operation of Washing ton Ai ademy of Sciences. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., M Union Square East; Minneapolis: N. McCarthy. Price, $lf>. Sent to any address postpaid by the publishers for approval. Two volumes. These uiagiurieeut volumes, the product of Rll that is most excellent Is the typographical and illustrative and binder's arts, gives an exhaustive survey cf the features sot forth in the title, together with a most entertain ing narrative of the Journey of the Harrlman expedition, which included scientists from the "Washington Acadarny of Sciences. The A'askan glaciers are Treated by John Muir; the ejlinology of the big territory, by Oeorge Bird Grinnell; the history of discovery and exploration of Alaska, by W. H. Dallj the ESKIMO ALO NGSIDE SHIP. From Alaska, Har riman Expedition. ornitlioloey by C. Keeler; the forests by B. E. Fernon; tile general geography by Henry Gannett; the Alaskan atmosphere, by W. K. Brewer; the new volcano of Bogoslof, by C. H. Merriam; the salmon Industry, by George Bird Grinnell, and fox farming, by M. \j. "Washburn. The names of these writers will be recognized as those of men of high distinction iv the sciences and their papers •re authoritative deductions from their per sonal observations. The Harrlinan expedition, whose doings are recorded in these volumes, was, at first, in tended by Mr. Harriman, at whose charge it ■weut forth, as a summer rruisp for himself and family and a few friends, but the scope was happily enlarged and it became a scien tific expedition, in which distinguished men of science participated. Mr. Harriman deserves the thanks of all educators and students for th« information gathered in these volumes at his expense. The expedition cruised a dis tance of 9.000 miles, the ultimate northward point being within Bering sea. Frequent landings were mad^ on the Alaskan coast and trips into the interior were made and valu able collections of mineral, animal and veget able products were acquired, while the native races were advantageously studied. The illustrative feature of the work is very im pressive and valuable. There are fourteen landscapes in colors, exquisitely finished; twenty-five colored plates of birds and seven of flowers; eighty-five photogravure plates. 250 text illustratiors and five maps, including a route map of Alaska, one of the I'tnted State*, of Yakutat bay, of Port Wells, Prince ifmm BEAVBB TOTEM. DESERTED VILLAGE. NEW BOOKS William Sound and one of the forested area?, by Mr. Fernon. The colored landscapes are from paintingl? by those eminent artists, R. Swain Gifford and F. S. Dellenbaugh, and the birds in colors are from living specimens, painted by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. The land scape photos are beautiful works of art :ind the possesssor of these volumes may con sider himself fortunate in getting them at such a price as $15. The information im parted is very valuable and readers who have held to the theory that Mr. Seward made a bad bargain Whoa he bought the big territory from Russia, will find that something besides ice, glaciers, snow and polar bears may be found In our farthest north possession. Footing It In Franconia. By Bradford Torrey. Boston: Houghton, Minim & Co.; Minneapolis: N. McCarthy. Price $1.10. Bradford Torrey has a naturalist's genuine love of nature in her manifold moods. Birds being his special study, he is often foi»pd in the depths of stately forests and among the breezy hills and stately mountains, drinking ia the blessed beauty of his en virouage. In this fine book he gives his impressions of the storied Franconia region in north New England, where the mountains are glorious in storm or sunshine, and the forests are still primeval, splendid in the autumn, with color and where asters and goldenrod and the fringed gentian close the procession of summer efflorescence. Mr. Tor rey loves the "precious and solemn stillness that falls upon a man in these lofty woods," where he can study the birds at close range. He finds in the early spring in a shaded hol low a deep snowbank and near it masses of trailing arbutus in plentiful bloom. He wati'hes the movements and listens to the songs of the birds with a fine natural en thusiasm and throughout this volume he records his observations of birds in a most delightful way. Of a day in June he says: "Now a lovely clear-winged moth hovers over a dandelion head, and a pleasing sight it is, to see his transparent wings beating them selves into a haze about his brown body. And now, by way of contrast, one of our tiny sky blue butterflies rises from the ground and with a pretty unsteadiness flits carelessly before me, twinkling over the sand. A bluebird drops into the white birch under which I am standing, and lets fall a few notes of his contralto warble. A delicious voice. For purity and a certain affectionate ness it would be hard to name its superior. A vesper sparrow sings from the grass land, and from the woods beyond a jay Is scream- Harriman Alaska Expedition ing. Now a song sparrow breaks out in his breezy, characteristically abrupt manner. He ib a bird with fine gifts of cheeriness and versatility, but when he sets himself against the vesper, as now, it is like prose against poetry, plain talk against music." The chap ters on "Berry-Time Felicities," "Red Leaf Days," "American Skylarks," are very de lightful reading. Arts Under Ann*; \i» University Man in Kliuki. By Maurice Fitzgibbon of Trinity college, Dublin university. Illus trated. New York: Longmans, 'Green & Co., 91-93 Fifth avenue. The author oi this book waa an officer of the Foiiy-Bfth Imperial Yeomanry Uriah contingent) and joined the British army un der the call issued by the war office Dec. 2t>, 1899. He left lectures and studies and uni versity atmosphere for the rougher life of the march and the camp, and he describes the transition very amusingly, especially the life on the troopship to Cape Town, aud his in troduction to the modes of the fighting Boers. This was just after some severe British reverses and his regiment participated in the march to Bloemfontein, and thence to Kroiistad, but the author and his squad ron were captured at Llndley and were pris oners of De Wet for some months, during which they experienced hardships, many of which were unnecessary and due to the mean ness of the Boers, who did not, by any means, show themselves the honorable and high toned people they are reputed to be by their admirers in this country. The author de scribes General De Wet thus: "A thick-set man of medium height, with a frame such as the Etruscana describe, 'moulded with the fist and polished with the adze,' broad shoulders, surmounting a deep chest; hands the largest and heaviest I have seen. A pair of dark, piercing eyes, which seemed to be ever on the move, glittered above a broad, flat nose; a short, grizzled beard and mustache com plete a face as hard as it was cunning." De Wet's control over his men is absolute and the author tells how, at a single word from the general, his men stopped the rough hand ling and looting of the British soldiers. At Reit, the author, being a medical student cf three years' standing, was put in charge of the hospital for the prisoners, and when General Hamilton's army captured the town and rescued them, the author was sent back to England in charge of a large number of sick soldiers on a troopship. Anne Scarlett. By M. Imlay Taylor. Chi cago: A. C. McClurg- & Co. Price, $1.25. This story has unquestionable merit and the author has wrought out her plot, which is not original—and rare is the novel which has an original plot—but is very originally worked out. Anne Scarlett was the adopted daugh ter of Adam Scarlett, who found her after the Deerfleld massacre in Massachusetts, a little child, asleep under a bush, her parents having been massacred. She grows up a beautiful yo;;ng woman and Francs Yule, on Englishman in Boston, falls in love with her and she, after some hesitation, recipro cates and Yule acknowledges her as his be trothed to his society friends. Lady Herford, an elegant court beauty, furious at Yule's choice, spreads a report that Anne is prac ticing witchcraft and persecutes her and finally has the innocent girl brought before the court on the charge of witchcraft, then regarded as a real possession by the super stitious colonists. After imprisonment Yule proved himself a true lover, for he took Anne's part against the superstitious com munity and against Lady Herford, who was in love with him. although a married woman, and had married Herford for wealth and po sition. The author unfolds her diabolical plot to get rid of the girl and bring back the allegiance of Yule, who In England had been engaged to her before her marriage, with decided power, and the reader will eagerly read the last seventy pages, to enjoy one of the most interesting of denouements. The Pirate Frog and Otner Tales. Verse by W. A. Frisbie. Pictures by Bart. Authors of "The Bandit Mouse." Lettering and color plates by F. R. Bartholomew. Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Co. This book, the second of the series by these authors. Is dedicated to the accom plished ministrant to children's culture and amusement, Mac Harris Anson, editor of The Minneapolis Journal Junior. The authors, in view of the distended fibs imbedded in their pages, indulge in this •'Foreword": This book is no arithmetic To vex the mmd of youth; Its pages may, perhaps, appear To be devoid of truth. But by these tales the young who learn To recognize a lie. To that extent will know the truth, And profit much thereby. The narratives are written in ihe most en gaging rhymes, indicating a proper appre ciation of the yearning of the juvenile mind for the ring and Jingle of assonant words. "The Pirate Frog" is a gem, in its way, and "Bart" has shown his. usual talent for por traying expression in the faces and bodies of the frogs as they pursue their adventurous career, and so it is with the other creatures, like the turtles turned on their backs by the frogs and struggling helplessly. The frogs, however, are but a small portion of the at tractions, for the juveniles will greatly enjoy "A Fire in Frogtown," "Robert Pip and the Monkeys," the story of the little girl Mer maid, "Dickie Peg-Leg," "The Shanghai Twins," and stories of bears and pigs and rabbits in great variety. The book is not surpassed in genuine wit and attractiveness of illustration by any Juvenile book in the market. The Tempi inn of Father Anthony. By George Horton, author of "Like Another Helen." Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. Price, $1.25. Mr. Horton's former story was certainly a very entertaining one, the love episode be ing decidedly original. In "The Tempting of Father Anthony." the reader is introduced to the people and ways of modern Greece, the hero, Anastasi, being the son of a village priest, who, by incessant reading of the lives of the saints and of St. Anthony in particu lar, was enthusiastic to imitate his endur ance, continence and spirituality. He select ed bis cave and entered upon the abstemious life, and caused it to be understood at the village that he had gone to be a saint. The amateur saint tried to imitate St. Anthony, but found himself sorely distracted and tempted by the sound of women's laughter and talking down in the valley. Anastasi finding frequent interruptions in the cave, goes to a monastery and tells of his saintly ambition and, after gome delay, he was taken on probation as assistant cook and laborer in the vineyard, and then he became a ser- ■■■'■■■ ■ " .■■:.■-'■•■■■-■.:.. .::- ' '■■' ■>■: *'• _^,m— ■' ' '■"■ ■■ ■ : ■'.'■ ESKIMO BOY AND GIRL, PORT 01/AR EXCE, THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. vant of one of the monks. The interior life of the monastery is amusingly described. Anastasl found little saintly life, little abste miousness, but he ultimately took the vows and became a monk. Afterwhile, the new monk thinks he is too holy to stay even in a monastery, and he leaves it and seeks a boll tary abode. But a pretty woman ultimately crosses his path and the ultimate and really happy effect U disclosed In the last chapter. The story is excellent. the: magazines There Is, in the Critic, a very interesting illustrated account of the great Leipzig pub lishing house founded by Christian Bernhard, Baron you Tauehuitz, and conducted now by his eldest son. The handy Tauchnltz editions are familiar to American readers and stu dents. This great house never pirated a book in its whole history, but paid- well for the books they published, when no English or American writer had any copyright in Eu rope. A feature of decided interest is the publication of some old letters written by Mrs Thomas Carlyle to her housemaid, who was with her in the Cbeyne row house through the year before Mrs. Carlyle's death, and remained in Mr. Carlyle's service until her marriage several months after. It is needless to say that the letters are intensely Interesting. A new version of the circum stances attending Mrs. Carlyle's death is given by the writer in the Critic, together with an account of the breaking of the news to Carlyle, who was in Scotland. Among other attractive features Is a biographical sketch of Gilbert White of Selborne, by L. C. Hall. The Sanitarian (Brooklyn, X. V., 337 Clin ton street) contains an excellent digest of the proceedings of the American Public Health Association at the Buffalo meeting. The sub ject 01' state hospitals for consumptives is ably discussed by Dr. W. E. Fisher of Middle town, Conn., and there is a valuable paper by Mr. Bailey of the Albany, N. V., bureau of water, showing the very great reduction in the mortality from typhoid fever since the filter system was introduced—fully 50 per cent. Typhoid fever and sewage-polluted water are adjudged by Mr. Bailey synonyms, although typhoid originates from other causes as Impure milk supply, but the general cause Is impure water supply. The Smart Sec (New YoTk: Smart Set Pub lishing company) is a very good number for any one to browse over, if he has time. The completed novel is "The Wonderful Idea," of the stage, stagey, and a love story too, with an actress abandoning her professional success to follow the dictates of Cupid. There are other clever stories, however, 'The Sen sation of the Archduchess" and "Mrs. Edger ly's New Maid," for instance. The Conservative Quarterly (Washington, D. C, the Neale Publishing company) con tains some very interesting papers. Dr. Swig gett of the University of Pennsylvania appre ciatively writes of Sidney Lander, regretting that the southern poet Is so meagerly read in these days, as Lanier has a just claim as an American poet. There is interesting reading in Rev. W. T. Fitch's "Personal Recollec tions of the Civil War," and President Snell of Albertus-Magnus college discusses "The Daily Newspaper Problem" quite incisively. He does not warmly commend the dally news paper, although he thinks it has a certain | educational value, indirectly, at least, "by its collection and indication of materials for special students in every department of learn ing," which is certainly a very valuable function, and Mr. Snell concedes that it is an ] indispensable auxiliary of science, because of "its microscopic picture of contemporary hu man Mfe." Otherwise he thinks the news paper is demoralizing by its levity and de pictions of iniquity, and devotes too much space to the trivial. He thinks the newspaper should be subjected to "the canons of good taste." That las: is good, if we could only have a healthful single standard of taste. Music (Music Magazine Publishing compa ny, Chicago) contains a fine accoi nt of the opening of the Prince Regent theater at Mu nich, by Emil Hofman. This theater was con structed by the municipality for the perform ance of Wagner's operas, which have hitherto been given in their perfection at the Wagner iau theater at Bayreuth. Arrangements have been made whereby Munich will not perform such operas as Bayreuth produces during their own season, to avoid undue competi tion. Other notable features are "The Music of Ben-liar," by Elizabeth Reynolds, Illus trated, and Miss Reed's "The Educational Value of Piano Study." The November number of the Atlantic Monthly contains, among other articles of in terest to northwestern readers, one by Dr. .lames K. Hosmer, librarian of the Minneapo lis public library, under the title of "The Mississippi Valley Organized." Dr. Hosmer takes advantage of the movement in Okla homa for the admission of that territory, along with Indian territory, as a new state, to review the history of the Mississippi valley and its organization into states. Okla homa and Indian Territory constitute the only unorganized portions of the valley left. Dr. Hosmer makes his paper exceedingly in teresting and profitable reading. In the same number Sidney Brooks discusses trade relations with Europe and America. Charles B. Grinnell writes about modern murder trials and newspapers, and concludes that while what he calls "the raw material of civilization" can never be excluded from the daily press, and while much of the publicity of evil which is given to the daily newspapers is of no use and does harm, much is of use even when it does harm because most per sons need to be watched In some things, and the evils of watching have to be endured for the sake of the good. He finally con cludes "that the lawful publicity which is given to capital cases, while sometimes un justly damaging innocent persons, strength ens the influence of our courts, and, upon the whole, does more good than harm " Taken as a whole, this number of the Atlan tic Monthly is one of the best of that excel [ lent periodical. Gunton's (New York: The Gunton com pany) discusses with ability and in an antici patory manner the New York mayoralty elec tion, and punctures Tammany with its usual acrimony, in a paper on causes of anaTchy, the opinion is expressed that a leading cauee is the "uneconomic and perverted attack upon trusts and corporate industrial organiza tions," and that one of the most dangerous elements of public sentiment in this country is the growing hostility to capital; the social atmosphere seems surcharged with what might be almost termed economic malignity toward every form of aggregated capital." There is a very interesting paper on the respective merits of the British and the French parlia ments, by J. S. Crawford, and "The Practical Side of Literature" by Leon Mead, gives miuch information on the changed conditions of the publishing business and the larger ad vantages of authors. He proposes the organ ization of an author's protective union, with branches in all the larger cities. Some rery live questions are discussed in the November North American Review. Ex- Minister Hannis Taylor carefully reviews the precedents as to the status of conquered terri tory, which is controlled by the power of the president, unrestrained by the constitution and federal Jaws, and is under military juris diction until, by treaty of peace, acquisition is confirmed, and when it passes into the terri torial condition, the presidential control is superseded by the p:>wer of congress, which is unlimited except as to such constitutional prohibitions as go to th© very root of the power of congress to act at all, irrespective of tim« or place. Mr. Taylor well asks why any American ©kizea should feel called upon to be a more advanced champion of the rights of man than Jefferson, for he believed and taught this precise doctrine. There is an Interesting paper on "The Next Conclave " by R. de Cesaro of the Italian parliament. He thinks the new pope will -be an Italian, as the j majority of the popes have been; that none of the three Catholic powers will exercise their right of reto, and that the tendencies which will dispute for pre-eminence in the next conclave will be adherence to Leo XIII. 'a policy, or gradual change from it and the as sertion of the claim for the restoration of ; temporal power. Robert Pinkerton of the Pdnkerton detective agency contributes a pa per on the detective surveillance of anarch ists, and American Intervention in Turkey is discussed by Urbain Gohier, who details the Infamous butcheries ' by order of the sultan, by which some 300,000 persons have been de- Btroyed. and argues that, if Burope is indif ferent to these atrocities, the United States 1b in a position to menace Abdul Hamld with her navy and threaten Intervention if his bloody band is again uplifted to butcher the Innocent. Senator Meljaurin. of South Caro lina contributes a paper on "The Commercial Democracy of the South," in which he sets forth the great Industrial and agricultural development of the south and suggests its future power as a producer and calls for the removal of business from politics, and advises that in all thing* I whioh I involve the . welfare of tbie nation we should all be Americans and not democrats or republicans. With regard to white supremacy, the senator Eays he stands by his people. The Great Round World (New York: Gates Publishing company) gives a resume of world's happenings, current thought and com ment, and digests of the important articles In periodical literature, with articles on a variety of topics, including one on the ha tred of the foreigner by the Chinese. The magazine is designed for the use of busy men and women. Social Service for November (New York, 287 Fourth avenue) contains among its Inter esting features a paper on the legal process of the police, by Judge Gaynor of the New York state supreme court. The judge says if policemen were kept away from the polls there would be few frauds in the ballot. He thinks If any arresting is necessary the elec tion officers should perform the duty. There is another interesting paper on municipal and Industrial betterments in San Francisco, and a paper on the housing of the poor in England cheaply and comfortably. The Open Court has some of Signov Raqueni's personal recollections of the late Italian statesman, Crispi. Rsquenl thinks Crispi did much harm to Italy when prims minister, and that it would have been better had he died after the Sicilian uprising, which he helped and led successfully. There is among other features of interest the text of Professor William's report on tho Tai Ping rebellion in China, which was led by that curious reformer. Hung Siu-Tsuen, a self constitu'ted nieeslah. The Review of Reviews gives considerable space to the New York and Philadelphia cam paigns against machine rule. It is interest ing reading, although the conflict has been decided, favorably for the reform element In New York and unfavorably for the Phila delphia reformers. There is a very interest ing paper ' ■• Captain Parker of the Twenty eighth infa y, on "The Last Phase of the Philippine Rebellion," showing the difficul ties which confront our troops, notably those growing out of the activities of the secret Katipunan society, a military organization, with secret signs, ramifying through the islands, and requiring unquestioning obedi ence to orders, whether to kill natives loyal to the United States, or to kill Americans, as opportunity presents -itself. The ignorant native is perplexed by the changes in the form of administration and is in doubt as to where his allegiance rightfully rests. Captain Parker would have "a stable system, strong, just, capable of development along progres sive lines, without revolutionary methods, and permanent." He would make the Eng lish the language of legal instruments and of the courts and readjust the commercial rela tions, so that American merchants and manu facturers will not find themselves at a dis advantage in the Philippines. There i 3 a very sensible article by J. S. Wise on "The Awak ening concerning Game." BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Many books for young people this season are illustrative of history and are written in aa attractive way, calculated to stimulate the young mind to investigate historic fact. For instance, Lee and Shepard, Boston, pub lish "In the Days of William the Con queror," by Eva Tappan, Ph. D., illus trated, which tells the story of Norman Wil liam's conquest of his neighbors the English, and how, although something of a stern ruler, he made a solid nation of the people he conquered, with not a few admixtures of Normandy lingo and manners. (Price $1.) For sale in Minneapolis by N. McCarthy. Another of Lee and Shepard's books is "With Washington in the West," by Edward Stratemeyer, illustrated, which tells the story of a boy who served under Washington and Braddock in the ill-starred expedition against the French and Indians in the Ohio river val ley, embodying a very interesting account of the horrors of the retreat and efficiency of Washington as a soldier. Price $1.25. For sale in Minneapolis by N. McCarthy. Another good book is "Betty Seldon, Pa triot," by Adel E. Thompson, illustrated. Betty was a brave, plucky girl who did her share through great dangers, in the work of saving the colonies from British domination. No doubt a good many girls did such brave things as Betty did for her country and it will do young people good to see just what it really was to- be on the patriot side in the war for our independence. For sale by N. McCarthy in Minneapolis. Dana, Estes & Co., Boston, have published a good book for boys entitled "Our Jim," by Edward S. Ellis, telling about a very manly, courageous boy who scorned to do anything mean and ungenerous. "Our Jim" began his career taking the part of an old man who was persecuted by three very mean boys. Jim's straightforward conduct confounded ht» enemies. He was a fine athlete and all boys will read with pleasure the account of the baseball game In which he figured jo con spicuously and commendably. At college he was the same plucky, efficient Jim and be was a success In life because he had sound, good principles and stuck to them. BOOKS RECEIVED From The Century Co., N. V. For sale by Nathaniel McCarthy, Minne apolis. "God Save the King," by Ronald Mac- Donald, author of "The Sword of the King." Price, $1.50. "The Century Book for Mothers," by Le roy Milton Yale and Gustav Pollak. Price, $2, net. "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch," by Alice Caldwell Hegan. Price, $1. "A Frigate's Namesake," by Alice Baleh Abbott. Price, $1, net. "Tom Beauling," by Geuverneur Morris. Price, $1.25. "English as She Is Taught," by Caroline B. Le Row, with Introduction by Mark Twain. Price, $1. "Woman and the Law," by George James Bayles, prize lecturer Columbia university. Price, $1.40, net. "Circumstances," by S. Weir Mitchell. Price, $1.50. "Mistress Joy," by Grace MarGowan Cooire and Annie Booth McKinney. Price, $1.50. "An Oklahoma Romance," by ♦Telen Churchill Candee. Price, $1.50. "Woman in the Golden Ages," by Amelia Gere Mason, author of "Women of the French Salons." Price, $1.80, net. From Honghton, Miffliu & Co., Bos ton, Mass. For sale by Nathaniel McCarthy, Minne apolis. "Within the Gates," a drama by Eliza beth Stuart Phelps. Price, $1.25. "A Lighthouse Village," by Louise Lyndon Shlbley. Price, $1.25. "Her Sixteenth Year," by Helen Dawes Brown. Price, $1, net. "The Marrow of Tradition," by Charles W. Chesnutt. Price, $1.50. "Alexander Hamilton," by C. A. Conant, and "Washington Irving," by H. W. Boyn ton, in Riverside Biographical series. Price, 65 cents, net, each. From >U( lure. Phillips A Co., N. Y. For sale by Nathaniel McCarthy, Minne apolis. "Colonial Fights and Fighters," by Cyrus Town3end Brady. Price, $1.20. "The House with the Green Shutters," by George Douglas. Price, $1.50. "Life on the Stage," by Clara Morris. Price, $1.50. "Denslo-w's Mother Goose," edited and illustrated by W. W. Denalow. Price, $1.50. "Youth," stories from McClure's* Magazine. From F. Tennyion Xeely Co., M. Y. For sal* by Nathaniel McCarthy, Minne apolis. "The Foreshadowed Way," by Mrs. Helen Aldrich De Kroyft. Price $1. 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