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THK K \CTORT. By Jonathan Thayer Lincoln Boston: Houghton Mifflin <'<>mpanj. TO the most of us. mere uncon cerned passersby, the factory, as such. connotes no more than huddles of ugly buildings. scars upon any landscape. Its buel from this casual outside view, ap t? ar- to he the daily consumption of two Gargantuan meals, taken In with mon strous gustatory noises and huge belch Inc- Of black smoke. Twice every day P warms of unpalatable-looking folks are drawn into its gigantic maw. and as regu Jai-K. twice a day. spewed out, uneatable. Mr Lincoln's story of the factory is ?written, however, from the inside and r.,t of searching study. It is a clear rec ?.rd of the ultimate amalgamation or hundreds and thousands of individuals into a coherent unit bv the slow, hablt n.aking processes of a common ""rtron jnent. The same roofage of toil, kindred tasks and recreations, equal hours of vnrk and respite, food alike in qualitj and much the same in amount, adjacent homes of similar outlook, common griev ances and desires?these elements and agencies shape and weld a class. Discon tent is its dynamics. Another class be tomes the object of it? concentrate dis trust and aversion, the object to wardwhlch the unreckonable momentum of }ts ?&s is directed. The factory, out of this stuOy stands as the prime origin and present t;rg?- of the struggle going on between the laboring and capitalistic cjasBes^ Among many kindred studies, the Ptamn of Mr. Lincoln's work is its reada bility It has movement, color, personality. ffflstory and literati.Te sustain its PureUv expository purpose. Ulumlnatingb in terwoven here is the story of Richard .Arkwright. penny barber of Preston later Sir Richard, by the grace of a | grateful king?eighteenth century tain of industry" and titular head of the modern factory. Here are Carlyle s apos trophes to the laborer and Ruskm s prophecies. Here Dk'kens' ' Hard Times and Meredith's "Shaving of Shagpat are shown to have had their roots in early factory days Here is the story of Lord Bvron's maiden speech in parliament, op posing a hill designed to protect these ma chine-inventing innovators, so feared and distrusted by all classes. Dozens of sim ilar touches along the course of this etudy not only compel absorbed attention to the matter, but give proof, as "well, of ( the robust vitality and sturdy resisting power of the factory growth. Mr. Lincoln stands clearly and honor ably with the increasing numbers of uni- i versitv men who. in the service of the public, are valiantly rescuing useful bod ies of knowledge, on the one hand from their crypts of unintelligible technic, and ?n the other from their sheer depths of utter dullness. THK RRTlR>" OF PIERRE. By Donal Hamilton Haines. Frontispiece from one of the panels of Edouard De taille's "Le Chant du Depart." New York: Henry Holt & Co. For place, the tiny village of Ardun, charmingly fresh, and peasant, and French. For hero, Pierre. For time. 1S70. The story opens with Pierre riding home, to Ardun. on a neighbor's cart, his three years' conscript service happily having come to an end. Sitting beside Pierre, the old neighbor tumbles out of his mouth a mutter of words, clipped by toothleesness and muffled in blankets of tobacco smoke. Pierre gathers: "Marie has a lover!" "No villager, no peasant, this man. A painter. What do you think of that? It is a misfortune. Pierre, but one time or another most of us have to ftand aside and see a better man take : the things we have wanted. It is a great pitv. but it is life. It has happened to me" In this mumble of fact and philosophy. "Marie has a lover!" prov en to be the seedling of this romance. From it springs Pierre's return to the arm v. now moving toward the German frontier to add the Franco-Prqjsian war 10 history. There, amid material scenes of ( heroic dash and spirit, Pierre meets in , combat the urbane painter,, the "better man ' the lover of Marie, who turns out t? be a German spy, who under cover of easel and brush, had previously minutelv mapped strategic Ardun. A good gift of story telling falls to the j author He makes men and women in the Image of reality, after a good Pattern of French peasantry and soldiery. Theee, as occasion warrants, he rounds up into <:ood brawny situations, where they be- . have themselves with spirit and original- > itv The war episodes are believable as .? HI as dramatic and exciting. The whole is a cleverly built, interesting romance. HECOLI.ECTIONS OF V* OFFICER OF X APOLEOVS AR*L By? Capt. . Klzear Blaze. Translated from the j French by E. Jules Meras. New York: Sturgis & Walton Company. Washington: Brentano's. It is hard to imagine a blither view of warfare than the one given here by this ? iebonair captain of Napoleon s armj. ttivouac and march, camp and garrison, even campaign and battle, partake of the unquenchable gayety of this prince of ^ood soldiers and good raconteurs. Re covered from th?- first strange effect of tl is buoyancy in the face of so dreadful thing as war. one begins to sense the graphic and brilliant quality of Capt. lilBze s work. Lightning sketches of In spiring courage, of invincible heroism, of Keen military insight, flash out in com j.anv with lighter scenes, where wit and satire and a laughing humor lead one gnay momentarily from the full dra matic vigor of these recollection!. THE STORY OF A PI-OIGHBOY. By James Bryce. Introduction by Ed win Markham New York: John I.*n* Company. A poignantly painful story of the life of a Scottish country boy?a fatherless, motherless, friendless, poverty-eaten boy; a farm hand, task-mastered by succes sive orders of tyrant stretching from the soil to the ultimate overlord himself. It is a story calculated to blur any illusions concerning the poetic and pastoral lures of every sort of rural life?a wholly blt NEW PUBLICATIONS. j Bel! and Wingl By FREDERICK FANNING AYER I Absorbing, astounding, inspiring, I baffling.?London Academy. I Power and originality. I ?Cork Examiner. I A great work?Boston Herald. I Marks of genius constantly. I ?Troy Record. I A wealth of ideas. I ?Boston Transcript. I Genuine aspiration and powet. I ?Occult Review, England. I Near the stars. I ?Portland Oregonian. I Astounding fertility. I ?Brooklyn Times. I A striking book of verse. I ?Boston Post. I Pries $2.90 I a. P. PUTNAM'S SONS, I Publishers, N. Y. I 1 ter story. Beneath its surface one catches the slow, dull stir of an awakening to ward the common rights of a common hu manity. The boy. retaining not only his good faculties, but also a native turn to ward decent and kindly living, becomes, in the course of time, assistant manager to a great estate. From this vantage point of open observation and private knowledge the sufferings of the lowly un der oppression take possession of him. Like Tolstoy, he casts hie lot among them, reverting to the laborious life of the soil. Ddwln Markham makes elo quent and characteristic introduction to this "big story bearing the blood-prints of reality," this "revelation of rural life in a nation counting itself the most cul tured on the planet. Not the darker depths of a great city are more terrible in their yield of misery and penury than are these Scottish country scenes." TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. By Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Intro duction by Sir "Wilfred Grenfell. Il lustrated by Charles Pears. New York: The Macmillan Company. Some subjects, in themselves, are of a quality to prove fascinating, even under the most rigorous treatment. Here is one of them. It is the plain, conscientious, day-by-dav record of the life of a com mon sailor, two years before the mast, in the American merchant marine serv ice. It, as a whole, stands for little other than the boy's journal, with the salt still on it. transferred to covers and a pub lisher. These adventures gather from Boston round the Horn and up the west ern coast of North America. Monotony, hard work, harsh and often brutal usage, sudden hazards, an unbroken brooding menace of danger, feed this thrilling ac count. Throughout, observations and re flections point to measures for the help of the common sailor, whose lot is pic tured as one of biting hardship. Sir Wil fred Grenfell, by way of introduction, gives hearty indorsement of this re edited story of sea ln'e. PSYCHIC AL. RESEARCH. By F. W. Bar rett, F. R. S., professor of experi mental physics in the Royal Col lege of Science for Ireland. The Home University Library of Mod ern Knowledge. New York: Henry Holt & Co. Chiefly through the investigations of the Society for Psychical Research, psychic matters have come into good re pute as a proper and important subject of scientific study. The high character of this association in Its personnel, its aims and its procedure has lifted this subject out of its earlier exclusive im plications of Ignorant superstition and adepj charlatanry. The book in hand, extracted from the voluminous records of the society, gives in outline its various lines of research with its achievements along these lines. Thought reading and thought transference, mesmerism and hypnotism, suggestion, telepathy, super normal perception, the physical phenom ena of spiritualism and automatic writ ing are among the themes of this ex position. As an authentic record of ex perience it is an amazing study. It makes no claim. It warps no inference. It colors no statement. Its single atti tude is unmistakably that of desiring to present the facts alone. These facts are of a nature to stir Keen interest in the continued work of the S. P. R. and to waken the hope that its further pro ceedings may be embodied in a volume as clear, succinct and authoritative as the one in hand. The disclosures of this study are startling. On the whole, how ever. they are perhaps no more wonder ful than the marvels of any age are to the preceding ages. Even miracles, doubt less. will come to stand under the growth of human knowledge and power as the manifestations of God's orderliness and law rather than as a fitful and capricious act of punishment or warning or re ward. STOVER AT YALE. By Owen John son, author of "The Varmint," etc. With eight illustrations in black and-white by Frederick R. Oruger. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company. "You don't know the big men in music; you don't know the pioneers and the leaders in any art; you don't know the great literatures of the world and what they represent; you don't know how other races are working out their social des tinies; you've never even stopped to ex amine yourselves, to analyze your own society, to see the difference between a civilization founded on the unit of the individual and a civilization. like the Latin, on the indestructible advance of the family. You have no general knowl edge, no intellectual interests, you haven't even opinions, and at the end of four years of education you will march up and be handed a degree?bachelor of arts! Magnificent! And we Americans have a sense of humor! Do you wonder why I repeat that our colleges are splen didly organized institutions for the pre vention of learning? No, sir, we are busi ness colleges, and the business of our machines Is to stamp out so many busi ness men a year, running at full speed and In competition with the latest devices in Cambridge and Princeton!" Thus speaks Student Brockhurst to a group of his fellows who are endeavoring to get hold of something like a working theory of college institutions. Stover, who has figured in other books by Mr. Johnson, has been going through a pro cess of evolution at Yale, arriving from a preparatory school with the prestige of a foot ball star and evidently destined to he a big man of his class. He has laid his course under advice from a higher classman, with a deliberate design to "make" one of the societies. When he finds the society is disposed to interfere with his friendships he revolts and thenceforward takes an opposite course, becoming intensely democratic, and. It is to be regretted, somewhat lax in habits, But the essential strength of Stover's character brings him out of this trial triumphantly. He finally "makes" Skull and Bones on tap day. This story is an intimate disclosure of the conditions prevailing in larger Ameri can colleges. It sets forth the intense rivalry for social preference and for the distinctive honor of being elected to mem bership in various organizations. Brock hurst's outburst, already quoted, repre sents the view of those who believe that an educational institution should be for educational purposes. Mr. Johnson has returned a powerful indictment against the society system. He is obviously in spired in this writing by the ideal as that which Brockhurst expresses in the final lines of the tale: "I'm not satisfied with Yale as a mag nificent factory on democratic business lines; I dream of something else, some thing visionary, a great institution not of boys, clean, lovable and honest, but men of brains, of courage, of leadership, a great center of thought, to stir the country and bring it back to the under standing of what man creates with his imagination and dares with his will. It's visionary?it will come." RATIONAL LIVING: Some Practical Inference* from Modern Psychology. By Henry Churchill King, president of Oberlin College, author of "Per sonal and Ideal Elements in Educa tion," etc. New York: The Macmil lan Company. This admirable study strikes the right key. Impressed with the achievements of modern psychology, and with the im mediate applicability of its inferences to the present problem of rational living, this author gathers these Inferences into a body of notably practical suggestions. These point directly to the ordering of life according to human nature's methods of growth and in harmony with its meas ures for improvement. To make this subject quickly useful to the reader, and student of less than complete scientific training, is the excellent*purpose of this study. That the book is practical does not name it empiric. That it is readable does not mark it unthoughtful. It Is a scholarly, comprehensive, pointed, ex perimental and suggestive view of the uses of modern psychology. l'.\CLOTHED. A novel. By Daniel Carson Goodman. New York: Mitch ell Kennerley. The erratic novel that points no moral is of no earthly use. Descriptions of hu man emotions and vagaries that do not ap peal to the higher senses may have their commercial purposes in values, but they are certainly not contributory to the strength or the character of letters. "Un clothed" is one of these bits of pointless, valueless print. It may be entertaining to some, but it will be of Importance to no one. THE MYSTERY OF THE SECOND SHOT. By Rufus Gillmore. Illus trated. New York: D. Appleton & Co. If Bertrand Newhall, president of the Province Trust Company, had not had a life insurance policy that -was invalidated by suicide he would probably not have arranged the elaborate scheme of self destructlpn which permitted him to in volve, after his own death, the life of one whom he bitterly hated. Mr. Gillmore tells this story with brisk directness, and yet with the requisite amdunt of restraint that goes with a true narrative of crime unravelment. He makes a young news paper man his chief agency of detection and discloses an intimate knowledge of journalistic conditions that suggests his own environment. The artist who made the paper cover that accompanies this volume has contributed effectively to the appeal of the imagination by presenting a picture of Mr. Newhall in the throes of death. With this sort of proclamation the story ought to find a wide circulation. POEMS: Children's, Miscellaneous, Re lUrloas. By Adalyn Smith Holden. Washington: Published by the au thor. " Mrs. Holden is widely known in Wash ington socially and through her work with the church. As Rev. Joseph T. Kelly, pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, notes in his introduction to this little book of her poems, it was her hope in her early days to go forth into mission work, and she had already been accepted by the Presbyterian board of foreign mis sions and assigned to a field of labor when sickness caused her to give up her purpose. She has been active, however, and now has gathered her fugitive poemg into a volume which is issued as an offer ing, all proceeds from the sale to go to church work. There are three groups of poems, those which treat of and per. tain to childhood, miscellaneous verses and sonnets, and finally religious poems, some of the matter being of high merit as literary offerings. The little boott should have a wider appeal than merely to the personal friends of the writer, for it has distinct literary merit. THE SINS OF THE FATHER. By Thomas Dixon, author of "The Clansman." etc. Illustrated by John Carsel. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Mr. Dixon has written here another story in which the motif is ^he conflict ever present with Mr. Dixon?between the whites and the blacks in the south. Even those who disagree with his conclusions must, if they are honest, give Mr. Dixon the credit of deep convictions, bitterly biased, it is true, but with a bias that is racial and Instinctive, and altogether hon est. "The Sins of the Father" is the story of a southerner whose single misstep from the path of purity, and racial purity, is Indirectly the cause of his young wife's untimely death, while it is the direct cause of the sinner's suicide. Such a tale may well be?and in the present instance it certainly Is?grippingly Interesting; it can never be made sweet or wholesome. Powerful medicines seldom are sweet, and Mr. Dixon long ago gave evidence of his belief that the south and the nation need to be purged of certain evils that for generations have eaten like a cancer into the Anglo-Saxon vitality of the south's social fabric. There is nothing gentle in the manner in which the author excori ; ates the leaders in the effort to elevate, | educate and "refine" the colored people j in the south; vitriol could not be more j corrosive than some of the speeches i which he puts into the mouth of Maj. Norton, who first appears in the story as editor of a newspaper, then as governor of his state, and later as leader of the movement looking to the total disfran chisement of the negroes and their re moval from the country. < It is a story that, once begun, will not be laid down willingly until the end is reached. And it is to be regretted that, ! in the effort to provide the dramatist's ? "happy ending," the concluding chapter I j of the book?fortunately a brief one?is j so conventionalized as to become weak, j BOOKS RECEIVED. ' THE MISSION OP VICTORIA WIL HKLMINA. By Jeanne Bartholow Magoun. New York: B. W. Huebsch. THE STORY OF A DOCTOR'S TELE PHONE?TOLD BY HIS WIFE. By Ellen M. Firebaugh. author of "The Physician's Wife." Boston: The Roxburgh Publishing Company. IX THIS WORLD OF OURS. By Min nie Mllbank Dodds. New York: The Shakespeare Press. THE CARE OF THE SKI* AMD HAIR. By William Allen Pusey. A. M.. IT. D.. professor of dermatology in the University of Illinois. New York: D. Appleton A Co. THE BORDER WATCH? A Story of tke Great Chief- Last Staad. By Joseph A. Altsheler. author of "The Young Trailers." etc. Illustrated. New York: D. Appleton & Co. BUCKING THE LINE. By William Heyliger, author of "Bartley. Freshman Pitcher." Illustrated. New York: I>. Appleton A Co. THE Tl'DOR SHAKESPEARE?MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Edited by William W. Lawrence, Ph. D.. asso ciate professor of English in Co lumbia University. New York: The Macmillan Company. THE TRUST PROBLEMt Replies of 16,000 Represeatattve American- to a Qneatlonatre Seat Oat by Deport ment on Regulation of Iaduatrlal Corporatlona of the Natloaal ("lite Federation. Published by the feder ation, New York. GEN. JOSEPH WHEELER AND THE ARMY OF TENNESSEE. By John Wltherspoon DeBose. author of "The Life and Times of Yancey." etc. New York: The Neale Publish ing Company. FIFTY YEARS IN OREGON? Experien ces, Obaervationa aad C'ommen tarlea Upon Men, Meannren aad Coa toma la Pioneer Daya aad Later Tlmea. By T. T. Geer, formerly Gov ernor of Oregon, and one of her na tive sons. New York: The Neale Publishing Company. THE WAR OF THE SIXTIES. Com piled by E. R. Hutchins, who served in the United States army, and later in the United States navy, as an of ficer, from May, 1861. to December. 1865, and who is now a physician New York: The Neale Publishing Company. NEWS AND NOTES OF ART AND ARTISTS. THE exhibition of paintings by Birge Harrison, which opened in the Hemicycle Hall of the Corcoran Gallery of Art this week, is particularly attractive ?an exhibition which can be seen again and again without loss of Interest. Twenty-six pictures hang in a single row in this spacious gallery, and each may be truly said to have its own charm. The subjects are well chosen and are rendered with consummate skill. No one is what might be called a commonplace theme. There are, to be sure, meadows and roof tops, city streets and country lanes, but they are interpreted at a time when the effect of light gives them special significance. Mr. Harrison is essentially a poet-painter, and it is the poetic in na ture that finds expression in his canvases. Writing of Mr. Harrison's work some years ago in Scribner's Magazine, Mr. Traske, director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, said: "If he had not been a painter he would have been a poet. In all his recent work one finds bigness of theme, combined with simplicity of presentation, and through all runs a deep current of sentiment gov erned by an appreciation of the mechani cal limitations o? his medium which makes for proper restraint. Always there is strong reserve in color and always beautiful balances in composition?Indeed, I feel that it is the picturesque unity of his canvases that gives them their strong est hold upon his audiences." Thus It will bp seen that with the poetic vision goes artistic knowledge; with the seeing eye the trained mind an^ hand, and that through this combination comes felicitous result. The fact is that in all Mr. Harrison's work there is the ele ment of completeness. His pictures are not mere fragmentary notes, not mere impressions, but complete compositions, carried as far as they can be carriOT. As a rule they run a short gamut in tones: there are rarely intense contrasts of light and shade and no blatant notes; but the harmonies are perfect and sug gest not accidental achievement, but well considered purpose. Furthermore, his technique is not halting or pronounced. Probably it will not occur to a visitor to this exhibition to ask or wonder how i Mr. Harrison painted his pictures. The labor of ptoductlon is entirely obliterated, the desired effect retained. It is not a que^lon of such and such a mixture of colors, but of moonlight, of twilight, of sunshine and shadow. One is glad of the strong. breezy works of art that are produced today by a score of virile young painters, but for constant companionship th^re could be little choice between them and these subtler, more reserved and fin ished works by this experienced artist. It Is interesting to note that many of the effects that Mr. Harrison has tran scribed are peculiarly transient?an effect, for Instance, which is produced by a cloud flitting across the moon or by a combination of light and shadow, which could not have been painted on the in stant. but which carry with them the conviction of truth. It is as if he himself said to the observer: "Come quickly and see this lovely effect, which in a mo ment will be gone." And, lest we miss it, he holds it for us. Herein perhaps lies the secret, if se cret there is, of the charm which Mr. Harrison's pictures invariably exert, for, though very subtle, they are extremely popular, and, though very artistic, they are almost universally appreciated and under stood. In two instances at least Mr. Harrison's paintings have been purchased by popular vote from general exhibitions for permanent public galleries, and wher ever they are shown they attract much attention. Only a few days ago some one active in art matters in St. Paul wrote in reference to this collection, which was lately shown there, that it seemed to him "the most distinguished and success ful exhibition they had held." But to turn to the pictures themselves. In the center of the semi-circular wall hangs a painting of "Woodstock Mead ows in Winter," loaned by the Toledo Art Museum, by which it has lately been acquired. This is an extremely simple but good composition and a work which in any collection will always hold its own. To the right of this hangs a lovely noc turne. "The Evening Star." an exquisite night sky seen across the water and above the twinkling lights of a distant city or town. "Quebec by Moonlight," which hangs a short distance to the left, is a somewhat similar theme, very subtle in treatment, charming in effect, poetic and true. Then there are the city pictures, "Christmas in Quebec," a picture of a fine old gateway heaped high with snow, suggesting the life and character of the old French-English stronshold. and other views of Quebec as well as quite a num ber of New York; for example, "The Flatiron at Twilight." "Madison Square at Twilight," "The Flatiron in a Bliz zard" and "New York City From the River," each interpreting the spirit of the great metropolis as well as the as pect of a given place. "On Lake Cayu ga." a picture of a little steamboat mak ing its way across the lovely stretch of water beneath a gentle summer sky, is quite In a different vein, as is again "Sunrise at Plymouth." in which the little- town is seen fairly bathed In morn ing light. One of the latest of Mr. Har rison's paintings, if not the latest, is No. 24 in the catalogue. "Drifting," which is with little doubt a scene in Charleston harbor. The breeze has died down, fog is creeping in and the Jittle boats, like a flock of Idle birds, drift on the quiet gray water. It is impossible to mention all, but these are types, and from them the general character of the collection may be surmised. Fortunately the exhibition will be mien for more than two weeks, not closing until the 20th of May. * ?k * Tiki work of William P. Silva, which is now on exhibition in the Moore galleries on 17th street, is in a measure akin to that of Mr. Harrison, inasmuch as it likewise strives to interpret the spirit as well as the face of nature. There are thirty-six canvases in this ex "WOODSTOCK MEADOWS IN WINTER." By Blrsce Harrison. I<oaned by the Toledo Museum of Art. On exhibition in the Corcoran Gallery. hibition, a fair proportion of which have been painted in Washington or its vi cinity. One of the most successful, in deed, is a nocturne of the Monument seen across the Mall, the white shaft, su perb in its simplicity, rising above the trees and appearing almost as a linger of light against the sky. Another of spe cial interest is of the willows on Potomac drive, which brought Into contrast with the populars of Longpre are found no less picturesque. The canvas which was shown in the Pennsylvania Academy's recent exhibition is here?"Spring at Anacostia"?a fur rowed field in which the first green is ap pearing. Here also are two little pic tures painted at Ogunquit, Me-, last sum mer, one of the sand dunes and beach, the other of the sky seen over the moor land. both very characteristic and charm ing. Some of the southern canvases are likewise notable. The magnolia gardens near Charleston are delightfully inter preted, as are other characteristic scenes near Savannah, Gulfport, Pass Christian and Austin. v Mr. Silva is represented in the Gibbes Gallery of Charleston, the Carnegie li brary, Chattanooga; the Fort Worth Art Museum, Twentieth Century Club Gal lery, Memphis, and the Jackson Art Club, Jackson, Miss., as well as in private col lections. He is a member of the Salma gundi Club. New York, and of the So ciety of Washington Artists and the Washington Water Color Club. This ex hibition will continue until May 12. ? * * THE convention of the American Fed eration of Arts to be held here next Thursday, Friday and Saturday will bring to Washington many distinguished . artists and layrren Interested in art. The American Federation of Arts has 13U chapters scattered throughout the United States and the majority of these will be represented by delegates. The represen tation will be almost nation wide. The sessions of the convention will be held in the auditorium of the National Mu seum, 10th and B streets, and will be open to the public. On Thursday the sessions, both morning and afternoon, will be de voted chiefly to the business of the fed eration, reports being presented by the chairmen of the several special commit tees. In most Instances these will, it is thought, be found both interesting and significant. C. Howard Walker of Bos ton will report on craftsmanship, Ralph Adams Cram on architecture, Herbert Adams on sculpture, Percy Mackaye on civic theaters, John W. Alexander on painting, Lee McClung on the es tablishment of a national school of in dustrial art. The program for Friday, May 10, is as follows: "Civic Institutions for the Peo ple of Our Large Cities," by Franklin W. Hooper, director of the Brooklyn Insti tute of Arts and Sciences; "Art for Use: a Scheme for High School Training," by Dr. James Parton Haney, director of art in the high schools of New York; "Amer ican Sculpture," an Illustrated address by Augustus Lukeman; "Town Plan ning," by. Cass Gilbert: "Civic Art in the Country," by Richard B. Watrous, secre tary of the American Civic Association; "The Housing Problem." by Edward T. Hartman, secretary of the Massachusetts Civic League. That afternoon a special conference 011 museum methods and im proved public service will be held inde pendently under the leadership of Dr. Fairbanks, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The evening session of the convention Friday will be a meeting in memory of Frank D. Millet, the late secretary of the American Federation of Arts. At this meeting, cards to which have been is sued by the regents and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, there will be dis tinguished speakers intimately associated with Mr. Millet in various fields of his work, besides which resolutions will lie presented by the representatives of the several organizations to which he be longed. On the last day. May 11. new business will be taken up, an address on the Freer collection will be given by Dr. Laufer of the Field Museum, Chicago, and the Freer and National Gallery collections will t>e visited. In the afternoon there will be an excursion to Mount Vernon. * * * T N the Shelby Clarke Art Company gal * leries there is now on exhibition a collection of water colors by Edwin Lam asure of this city. Single examples of Mr. Lamasure's work are seen quite fre quently, but he has not exhibited here for some time. Mr. Lamasure gives most of his time to what is known as commercial art?that is, producing for lithographers, and in this he has been specially successful. He is talented and has a keen sense of the pic turesque and his work in very pop ular. This painter had great promise and if he could have produced more gradually and gone to nature more, there is no doubt he would have made a name for himself among artists. As it Is his pictures are pretty but almost nothing more. They are pictorial, but artificial and unreal, their values are poorly re lated and their colors are frequently in harmonious. Occasionally he almost at tains a very charming result, but just there a lack of knowledge or care in trudes and the result falls short. * * ? LUCIEN POWELL has just finished three large canvases as decorations for a handsome private residence in Now York. One is a view of Rome from the Pincian Hill, another a view of Joppa and a third one of Jerusalem. None is archaeological or merely topographical, but rather interpretative and produced with the purpose of decoration. Mr. Pow ell has had a busy winter, and he has i gone now to Atlantic City for a short rest. ? * * THE last of this season s art talks will be given at the Corcoran School Monday afternoon 4:15 o'clock. Accord ing to the schedule Mr. Moser will be the speaker. The subject has not been announced. * * * J CARROLL BECKWITH. the distin ? guished portrait painter of New York, has been spending a fortnight in Washington after having been for more than a year abroad. Mr. Beckwith is | represented in the National Gallery col lection by a virile painting of a black smith, which hangs in the main gallery at the National Museum. It is possible that Mr. Beckwith may take a studio here for at least a part of next winter. * * $ ONE of the notable paintings shown in the Carnegie Institute's annual exhi bition this year is by A. W. Sparks, for merly of this city. It Is a picture of Pitts burgh, showing great chimneys rising in a smoky atmosphere in the third plane of the picture, with cheery little sunlit cottages in the foreground, and great puffing, snorting steam engines crossing the middle distance with their heavy trains. It is effective and impressive?a picture which once seen would not soon be forgotten. Everett Warner and Ho bart Nichols are both also represented In this exhibition and well. Mr. Warner shows a winter scene in open country, through which flows a small stream, and Mr. Nichols a winter wood Interior. LEILA MECHLIN. me," he declared. 'Tm rather a waif here myself, you know, and I am honest ly glad to see you." She looked at him quickly and breathed a little sigh of relief. "Now that's sweet of you," she said. "Of course, I don't see why you shouldn't be. We were always good friends, weren't we? And it makes me feel so much more comfortable to remember that THE MISCHIEF MAKER -BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM (C?w*lfkt, 1912, by Little. * 0?.) BOOK II. CHAPTER I. The Flight of Lady Anne. It was exaotly 9:45 in the evening, about three week* .later, when the 2:20 from London steamed into the O&re du Nord. Julien. from his place among the little crowd wedged in behind the gates, gazed with blank amazement at the girl who, among the first to leave the train, was presenting her ticket to the collector. At that moment she recognised him. With i purely mechanical effort, he raised his hat and held out his hand. "Lady Anne!"' he exclaimed. "Why?I had no Idea you were coming to Paris," h> added, weakly. She laughed?the same frank, good-hu mored laugh, except that she seemed to lack just a little of her usual self-pos se.-slon. "Neither did I," she confessed, "until this morning." lie looked at her blankly. She was carrying her own Jewel case. He could pee no signs of a maid or any party. "But tell me." he asked, "where are the rest of your people?" She shook her head. "Nowhere. I am quite alone." ! Julien was speechless. 1 "Joa araat mux tasty* n&" bs soa tinued, after a moment's pause, 'if I seem stupid. It is scarcely a month ago since I read of your engagement to Har bord. The papers all said that you were to be married at once." She nodded. "That's exactly It," she said. "That's why I am here." "What, you mean that you are going to be married here?" asked Julien. "I am not going to be married at all," she replied, cheerfully. "Between our selves, Julien," she added, "I found 1 couldn't go through with It." "Couldn't go through with it!" he re peated. feebly. lAdy Anne was beginning to recover herself. "Don't be stupid," slie begged. "You used to be quick enough. Can't you see what has happened? T became engaged to the little beast. I stood It for three weeks. I didn't mind him at the other end of the room, but when lie began to talk about privileges and attempt to take liberties, I found I couldn't bear the crea ture anywhere near me. Then, all of a sudden, I woke up this morning and re membered that we were to be married In a week. That was quite enough for me. I slipped out after lunch, caught the 2:20 train and here I am " "Exactly," Julien agreed. "Here you are." "With my luggage," she continued, swinging the jewel case in her hand and laughing in his face. Z*w 1WKH?|" fUUtt mmi "Seriously. Is that all that you have brought?" "Bvery hit," she answered. "You know mother?^' "Yes, I know your mother!" he admit ted. ? Well. I didn't exactly feel like taking her into my confidence," Lady Anne ex plained, smiling. "Under those circum stances, I thought it just as well to make my departure as quietly as possible." "Then they don't know where you are?" "Really," she assured him, "you are becoming quite intelligent. They do not." "In other words, you've run away7" "Marvelous!" she murmured. "I sup pose it's the air over here." A sudden Idea swept Into Jullen's mind. Of course, it was ridiculous, yet for a moment his heart gave a little Jump. Per haps she divined his thoughts, for her next words disposed of it effectually. A "Of course, I knew that you were in Paris, but I had no idea that we should meet, certainly not like this. I have a dear friend to whose apartments I shall go at once. She is a milliner." "She is a what?" Julien asked, blankly. A smile played about Lady Anne'S* lips. "My dear Julien," she exclaimed, "you know you never did understand me! I repeat that she Is a milliner and that she Is a dear friend of mine, and I am going just as I am to tell her that I have come to spend the night. She will have to find me rooms; she will have to help me find employment." Kendrlcks, who had come by the same train, and whom Julien was there to meet, was hovering In the background. Julien. seeing him, could do no more than nod vaguely. "Lady Anne." he began "You needn't bother about that," she interrupted. "We were always^ good friends, weren't we?" she added, careless ly. "Besides, to call me 'Lady' anything would be rather ridiculous under the pres ent circumstances." "Well, Anne, then," he said, "please let me get my bearings. I understand that you were engaged to Harbord ? you weren't forced into it, I suppose?" "Not at all. I tried to run along the usual groove, but I came up against something too big for me. I don't know how other girls do it. I simply found I couldn't. Samuel Harbord is rather by way of being something outrageous, you kaow." ''&t-e*vusrt*W sudden appreciation of the fact "You needn't be so vigorous about it. I remember your almost forcing him on to me the day you called to say good-bye." "I was talking rubbish," Julien assert ed. "You see, I was in rather an un fortunate position myself that day, wasn't I? No one likes to feel like a discarded lover. I can understand your chucking Harbord all right, but I can't quite see why it was necessary for you to run away from home to come and stay with a little milliner." She laughed. "My dear Julien, you don't know those Harbords! There are hordes of them, countless hordes?mothers and sisters and cousins and aunts. They've besieged the place ever since our engagement was an nounced. If the merest whisper were to get about among them that I was think ing of backing out. there's nothing they wouldn't do. They'd make the whole place intolerable for me?follow me about in the street, weep in my bedroom, hang around the place morning, noon and night. Besides, mother would be on their side and the whole thing would be im possible." "I have no doubt," Julien admitted, "that the situation would be a trifle diffi cult, but to talk about earning your own living?you, I.*dy Anne " "Lady fiddlesticks!" she Interrupted. "What a stupid old thing you are, Julien I You never found out, I suppose, that at heart I am a bohemlan?" "No, I never did!" he assented, vigor ously. "Ah. well," she remarked, "you were too busy flirting with that Carraby wom an to discover all my excellent qualities. We mustn't stay here, must we? Are you very busy, or do you want to drive me to my friend's house? Of course, meeting you here will be the end of me if any one sees us. Still. I don't suppose you object to a little scandal, and the more I get the happier I shall be." "I'll take you anywhere," Julten prom ised. "You don't mind waiting while I speak to the man whom I have come to meet?" "Not at all," she replied. "You are sure he won't object?" "Of course not,"' Julien assured her. "Kendricks is an awfully good sort.'.' The two men gripped hands. Ken dricks was carrying his own bag and smoking his accustomed pipe. He had ap toaca ?1?jHiuhfriiiirln anil was looking a little more untidy than usual. "I got your wire all right," Jullen said, "and I am thundering glad to see you. Are you Just In search of the ordinary sort of copy, or Is there anything spe cial doing?" "Something special," Kendrlcks an swered, "and you're In it. When can we talk? No hurry, as long as I see you some time tonight." "I am entirely at your service," Jullen declared. "I have been bored to death for the last few weeks and I ain only too anxious to have a talk. You don't mind if I see this young lady to her friend's house first? 1 don't know exactly where it Is. but It won't take very long. She is all alone, and as long as we have met I feel that I ought to look after her." "Naturally," Kendrlcks agreed. "I can go to my hotel and meet you anywhere you say for supper." Jullen glanced at his watcli. "It is 10 o'clock within a minute or two," he announced. "Suppose we make it half-past 11 at the Abbaye?" Kendricks nodded. "That'll suit me. So long!" He strode away in search of a cab. Ju llen returned to Lady Anne and took the Jewel case from her fingers. "It's all arranged," he said. "You are quite sure that you have no more lug gage?" She laughed. "Not a scrap! Have you ever traveled without luggage, Julien? It makes you feel that you are really in for adven tures." "Does it!" he replied, a* little weakly. Somehow or other he never associated a love for adventure with Lady Anne. "Isn't it fun to be in Paris once more?" she continued. "I want a real rickety lit tle voiture, and I want the man to have a white hat, if possible, and I want to drive down into Paris over those cob bles." "Any particular address?" She handed him a card. He called an open victoria and directed the man. To gether they drove out of the station yard. Lady Anne leaned forward, looking around her with keen pleasure. "Julien," she cried, "this is delightful, meeting you! I hope I shan't be a bother to you, hut really it is rather nice to feel that I have one friend here." "?o? mam't st?Wz bi<ftrfesgtar*i1 THE PUBLIC UMf. BOOKS OK GARDENING, POUL TRY AND INDUSTRIAL WORK. < The recent additions to the Public LI* brary Include many excellent works on home economics, poultry and gardening and on various lines of engineering war*. A11 the hooks listed below are on open shelves In the industrial department or in the lobby: Home Economics. Evinnton, III. First M. IS. Church. Quess Ksther Cltvle. Queen Esther Cook Book. RZ F.v 107. Flagg. E. P. 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