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THE PRICE OF PEACE. By Samuel G. Blythe. New York: George H. Doran Company. IN so far as its general outline goes, Mr. Blythe'p new novel Is of the simplest. It is the amazing in-tilling of this not unfamiliar sketch that gives the book its individual dis tinction, Its downright and forthwith vigor, Its effect of sclentitlcally trained pugilism. In the rough, this is the story of James Marsh of Morganville, come to the Con gress of the United States. Like any other new and right young congressman, Jim Marsh" comes on to Washington, visloning along tho way sonic seventh heaven of politieal righteousness wherein he. himself, is to have gr? at and glorified s>art. Mr. Blythe's story is a page-by-page record?an expert inside accounting?of the fall of James Marsh from his original high estate. It is the drama of a man lighting -fiercely for his integrity, then lighting hss and less fiercely, until, finally, only half-resisting, he delivers the captaincy of his soul over to the forces of his undoing There aro two of these forces. One is the wife, Molly Marsh. The other is the insidious urgency of wily and wayside colleagues "to play the game." Molly Marsh comes to Washington in n6 heavenly trance of any sort. Her two feet art plumb to the ground, while she. herself, 1s as busy as a beaver gnawing off neat plans for future social building. The need of money is not only the root, it is also the stem and flower and fruit of the tragedy of James Marsh. The insatiable source of this need is Molly Marsh. And per haps this is the place to say that throughout this story Mr. Biytho builds the know ingest possible picturc of that most constant and blighting of tyran nies. tho unescapable night-and-day tyranny of the domestic sort. Marsh's increasing need of money and more money is met in the market j>lace where, in specious and devious fashion, law makers are bought and sold. This Olym pian place is dedicated to the "game," > rowded with its pastinasters and redo lent with the ardors of "playing the came." The story ends with a dash of melodrama. Marsh, in self-accusatory retrospect muttering. "Oh my God!" and the rest of it. He is, nevertheless and despite this condemnation of himself, now Senator Marsh, a man of growing '?r?-stige and power, while Mrs. Marsh is already well on her way to the top notch of social success. Such In very meager review is the surface of this matter. It s a story, however, that, so to say. develops inside out in an astonishingly open accounting of the price to be paid for political place even by those of original high intent and hitherto un broken rectitude. And along with this accounting, as a part of it in fact, go pictures of the political and social life of Washington, pictures of perfect real ism, elaborated in every part by a grim mastery of their contributory details. The book appears to be the free and un withholding avowal of what Mr. Blythe believee to be the quality?the essentially low quality?of modern life in so far as \t reflects the politics of the present. This writer has had a long schooling in practical politics. He is a shrewd seeing student of men. He is an unsparing critic. These powers and gifts he has turned loose, as it were, upon th ? build ing of this tremendously interesting and provocative political novel. It is a big story?brutaily big. THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS. By H. G. Wells, author of "Ann Veronica," etc. New York: Harper & Bros. They were children together, these "passionate friends"?Stephen, the rec tor's son, and Lady Mary Christian. A little later they were boy and girl friends, In a level, give-and-take camaraderie. Then they were youthful lovers, dream ing the love dreams of youth, looking into a future where they together, in a glori fied and equal partnership, were to ad venture on some surpassingly great and noble emprise. And then, suddenly?or so It seemed to Stephen?Lady Mary Christian became Lady Mary Justin, and the Boer war engulfed the misery of Stephen. The war ended, and Stephen back in England, the old fires between the two flamed up again. It is at this point that the real story begins, the -tory that Mr. Wells is trying to tell. For. right here, sets in the struggle be tween Stephen and Justin for the pos sesion of I-ady Mary, for nothing less than the bodily possession of Lady Mary. Th- mutual jealousies that these two males create around themselves open up the whole bitter human business of snares set, and watched, and sprung? of the creature caught and made an end of. For the story closes with the self destruction of the Lady Mary, the cap tive self-released and with the two dead ly combatants standing at the last equal ly empty-handed. Now the interesting pisint in this drama, in fact its supremely significant point. Is that the Lady Mary bv nature and growth and spirit is en tirely outside of any adequate under standing of the motive Rnd essence of the combat waging about her. And in such measure as she does catch glimpses of its real cause, in exactly that measure does she recoil from being possessed by either of these men. The Lady Mary loves the lifelong com panionship wifn Stephen, their equal friendship, her power to light the fires of his heart and mind, the dreaming to gether, the visions in which they share so evenly. She loves, too. the spacious I and dignified life that Justin spreads ? around himself, and incidentally around j her. But the traditions and ritual of sex as the sole and supreme issue are very far from the place where l.ady Mary stands. But since the sex motive does f'i!e here, and sinee the possessive male is paramount, these two men literally tiKht the Lady Mary out of the world, defeat ing, at the same time, each his own heart's desire. This, in its large.-t s:b Mance, Is the story It is the age-old < omedy. whose foundation is the primal barter between the male and female?pro tection and shelter on his part, and on her part, herself, with all rights and titles thereto. And upon this foundation, the huge superstructure of hypocrisy and general make-believe to perpetuate this primitive practice of possessing and beinp possessed. Hut the Lady Mary, in ht-r being and esseno-, in her spirit and in fluence. Is a sign that this old sacrosanct institution of owning arid being owned, is breaking in places, or that it at least is weakening, and that in a million years or hn, counting from our past rat? of prog ress. there may here and there come a recognition of such spirits as Lady Mary typitiei?; a realization of her real part in the beatity and amplitude of life. Then these, joyfully and by common consent, may he released from the bond of the old tradition, left free to dispense the largess of 'heir hearts and minds. Thert are other vitally interesting lines here?the story of Ra' h-1! More, Stephen's wife, with her FOREIGN BOOKS Most Varied Stfdi ?? America Latest Fiction Always in Stock Belles-Lettres, Art Books, Gift Books in Fine Binding French and German Calendars for 1914 Juvenile Books in French and German. Send for Catalog of Any Language. 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The source of this thoroughly valuable study is "The American Nation," edited by Albert Bushnell Hart and written from original sources of investigation by university doctors and specialists of state historical societies. As authority on the historic matters with which it deals the book is therefore unassailable. To meet the special purpose of the volume in hand Mr. Hart drew from the twenty-seven volumes of "The American nation" such discussions as are calculated to give an orderly survey of the prime essentials of our national development from colonial days up %o the present time. One after another these papers examine into the foundations of different stages of the social life. These investigate the early effects of religious beliefs upon the char acter and growth of the various colonies, as well as the quality, extent and general influence of education and literature. They discuss economic conditions and their outspringlng occupations, industry and industries, labor and the evolution of both labor and capital as organ!zatlons. Much proper and equalizing emphasis is given to the west, the middle west and the south. The passing of sectionalism into a broad national spirit has place here. The book draws to a close with two papers by Mr. Hart himself on "Tho Art of Living" and "The Intellectual Life." Within the limits of its theme this volume carries the cream of present historic knowledge and breadth of view and philosophic interpretation. The com pany of sixteen distinguished scholars and writers represented here gives the volume a peculiarly Impressive Influence and force. It is a book of rare quality one of inestimable value to all readers and students of American history in its social and economic aspects. TWO OX A TOUR IN SOUTH AMER ICA. By Anna Wentworth Sears. Il lustrated with photographs by the author. New York: D. Appleton & Co. From New York to Panama, down the west coast of South America, across the Andes to Buenos Aires, up the east coast, over to Madeira as a side trip and back to New York. This is the "tour." Among the multiplying records of South Amer ican travel Mrs. Sears' book stands out as the record of a happy voyager, of one not weighted with overserlous intent. There is most obviously no purpose here of re viewing the history of South America, nor of picturing its landscape, nor of go ing into its social problems or industrial awakenings. On the contrary, the book ia a bright mosaic of happenings in the midst of novel surroundings. To bo sure, there are glimpses of history Hn the far background, and sketches of scenery on either hand, but, in the main, the interest centers in places and people. In the ap pearance of these and their behavior to ward the common, everyday features of current matters. This observant, alert, expressive traveler, possessed of an un conquerable good nature and the heaven ly gift of humor, has made a notably fresh and original book of travel. It is, besides, a book of practical direction and suggestion. Good pictures and an excel lent map objectify the text itself. To supplement books of heavier substance on the subject of South America this one is as Important as it is pleasurable in and of itself. R. l>. S. By Francis Watt. New York: The Macmillan Company. " 'R. L. S.'?these initials are, I sup pose, the best beloved in recent literature; certainly they are the sweetest to me.? J. M. Barrie." The author of this hook takes it for granted?rightly takes it for granted? that many are of a mind with Mr. Bar rie, and in this assumption adds another study of Stevenson to the already long and welcome list of these. Somewhat critical, but much more largely descrip tive, is this work. Out of an intimate ac quaintance with the full body of Steven son's writings this author draws the sub stance of these interesting views of one and another side of this beloved and multitudinous man. Of course, here is Stevenson as the story teller and story writer; Stevenson, not quite so well known, as the playwright. Stevenson as a poet is enshrined in the hearts of young and old alike. As lawyer, engineer, steady-gait man-at-his-job he is well nigh a stranger. As a traveler he is gathered up hero in innumerable scenes of pure delight. As a lover of women, out of his own books, he stands of not overmuch account. He seems not to know women, not t:o care much about finding them out. Upon the whole these glean ings from Stevenson, for the sake of a nearer touch with the man himself, meet the purpose of the study fairly and sym pathetically and add, as they were in tended to do, to the Intimate and well considered Stevenson studies that ??te already in existence. TIDK MARKS. By Margaret West rup. New York: The Macmill&n Company. There are happenings in this story that could not possibly have come to pass save on the stage of melodrama. There are spots in it, too, long, wide spots, where a dirty, respectable, common, slip shod family make things generally hate ful to the reader, causing him to rail at the writer for what seems an unneces sary elaboration of this distasteful mess. There is here at times, also, Inexpert weaving, an uneven texture. This is a good story. No, it is not a contradiction. The melodrama does not prevail. The unspeakable family has its uses. The weaving is merely an occa sional mechanical flaw that will take care of itself next time. The balance is entirely on the right side. The person and personality of Phillppa, the girl heroine of this story, redeems any num ber of minor faults and exalts the whole far above the level of average novels. Philippa is unworldly, inexperienced Im petuous, finely tender, loyal, unexpected at every turn, beautiful (of course)?and altogether adorable as well as entirely human. Nor is Philippa alone. Anne Is a fine woman. Michael, though for a long time a quixotic dunce, turns out to be quite right after all. Dick is ad mirable?just a boy without the ghost of what he really thinks or wants. And you will rarely find a writer who either desires or dares to leave herself so entirely out of the picture as this one does. The people themselves, Phillppa. Anne, Michael, IHck, the awful?but awfully good?Smiths, simply talk the whole coll off from beginning to end?an amazingly taxing thing upon a writer. It is good talk, too. You believe it, and then, or if you now and then do not quite believe, you still listen. It is a good etory. VVLEXTINE. By Grant Richards, author of "Caviare." Boston: Houghton Miffiin Company. Valentine is an English young man with much more leisure on his hands than Is at all good for him. And so, for the first half of this story, he rather wor ries one with the usual vacuities of the idle young fellow who has a father to back the futile and silly game of do nothing. This father, a celebrated archi tect, is the victim of a steadily develop ing mania of jealousy concerning his pro fession and what he is pleased to con sider his own particular Hen upon it. He builds a wall of secrecy about even the most simple of its operations, excluding his son along with every one else from the business for which the boy has been specially trained and prepared. At this point and upon this basis Mr. Richards does very clever incidental work, by way of showing something of the nature and quality of the antagonisms that here and there spring up between parents and chil dren. However, this is only as an aside for the early part of the story is well given up to the general deterioration of Valentine under this condition nf enforced Inactivity. The second part takes up the business of restoring the youth to what he, by nature, is designed to be. He fails in love. He takes hold of work. At the dramatic and tragic climax of hia fa ther's life he steps In to save the name of his father and his father s house from lasting reprobation. Wlthtn the love making of this romance there are flashes of Paris that recall Mr. Richards' "Cav iare." This story sparkles less than "Caviare," but it is a steadier and strong er story. VAN CLEVIS. By Mary S. Watts, author of "Nathan Burke." etc. New York: The Macmlllan Company. For the making of "Van Cleve" Mrs. Watts comes out from the atmosphere of history. In which, for the most part, her other novels have been made. "Van Cleve" Is a modern story going back only to the time of the Spanish-American war for the web of Incidents and situations used to develop the personality and char acter of its hero. Van Cleve himself. This hero 1? the very life'ike pattern of tne fairly familiar, sturdy, struggling Amer ican boy who turns difficulties into ad vantage, who overrides obstacles, and who, In good time, reaches a high level of robust American manhood. Van Cleve, one thinks, 1s Mrs. Watts' best hero, just as he thinks that the drama of social life surrounding Van Cleve Is, In Its fresh realism, her best drama. This is a life like American novel, an uncommonly well sustained and Interesting story of the life of a small and close-knit community. A HISTORY OP CAVALRY | From the Earliest Times, With Lessons for the Future. By Col. George T. Denison. New York: The Macmil lan Company. Col. Denlson's work was first published in 1877, but for about thirty years has been out of print, and it was decided to reprint it, which has been done, without alteration. The book was written to com pete for the prize of 5.000 rubles offered by the Czar of Russia for the best his tory of cavalry, and a few months after the original publication Col. Denison was notified that his work had been awarded the prize- Besides tracing the develop ment of cavalry Col. Denison laid down In 1877 certain principles which were re garded by the British cavalry of that day as revolutionary and unsound, but which he claims time has vindicated. He had predicted that decisive campaigns would be won by whichever nation employed mounted rifles extensively. The expe riences of the Boer war of 1899-1902 and the Russian-Japanese war of 1904. he be lieves. have confirmed in a remarkable de gree the necessity for the adoption of modern firearms by the mounted soldier and have completely vindicated the soundness of the principles which he had advocated. When his history was pub lished In 1R77 almost all cavalry officers were opposed to the mounted rifle prin ciples. He says that the South African war and the Russian-Japanese war have modified the opinions of the foremost cavalry leaders and writers. The cavalry proper. Col. Denison holds, should consist of only one-fourth of the mounted force of an army. The sphere of cavalry on the battlefield has so nar rowed that it would be a mistake to main tain too large a force of a kind not likely to be much used. The light cavalry, liow. ever, intended for the minor operations of war. the force upon which the army should depend for information, for protec tion. for convoying, raiding, etc., will al ways have the most important and most vital services to perform in covering the marches and camps of the main body. No student of mi'itary history, he says, can fail to have been impressed with the ex traordinary influence which the opera tions of the light troops and outposts have always exerted for good or ill, as they have been either well or badly performed Col. Denison gives many instances of the effective employment of mounted rifle men in the civil war in this country, and. In fact, he gives credit to Morgan and Forrest for devising a new method of warfare, a method later adopted with suc cess by their adversaries. It is rather re markable that Col. Denison neglects to mention the effective employment of armed cavalrymen dismounted in the case of Bu ford's division, who opened the bat tle of Gettysburg and held their ground until infantry came up. MEWS AMP MOTES OF ART AMD- ARTIST, THE National Gallery of Art has received from Mr?. Sliirlaw a gift of five paintings. Four of these are works by the late Walter Shiriaw, the fifth is a portrait of the painter by his confrere. Frank Duveneck. All are valuable ac quisitions. There is in this interesting group a study head of Mme. Capre. done in glowing golden tones with great re serve and simplicity?a picture which may well serve as an example of superior painting, so knowing is It and so serious ly wrought. Another canvas is a study of a portion of a bell foundry and was executed in the Interest of that more famous work by the same artist, "Tuning the Bell." It is in grays and drabs, dusky and low toned, but not dull nor colorless. Each object is carefully wrought and the whole gives evidence of having been rendered with the utmost care. This same loving workmanship is seen in a third canvas a picture of an inn In Germany, a pleas- I ant, homely scene, wherein figures are in troduced with delightful success as an inherent part of the composition. In this work the brown tones predominate, but there is at the same time an abundance of rich color. The shadows while heavy are luminous and the painting has the richness of ripened age. Such works have special tonal quality, and give pleasure both through subjective inter est and mere superficial eflect. They both invite and reward inspection The fourth painting by Mr. Shiriaw Is a deco rative panel representing "Easter Morn !S5m ?ift ,a lT? and differs greatly from the works In oils, being rather hiirh keyed and in light colors. Mr. .shiriaw had an exceptional feeling for decora "^l"?u'?ceh?d8C?m"* W?rk m" wlth \V a.ter Shiriaw wa? born in Scotland but was brought to this country when he as two years oid. His early training ] Hn? r an ^graver, and in the h note de8iKns. He studied, also however, at the National Academy I rif t! 8, n" H after hav.ng won some distinction as an artist, he went abroad vtm,e w h,s studies for several1 j ears in Munich, which, in the seventies I occupied a lead.ng place with Paris and I Antwerp in the. field of art. Frank I Duveneck was one of the coterie of American students in Munich at that i time and there was always sympathy and kinship to be discovered between his work and that of Walter Shiriaw In deed. the portrait study he made of Mr Shiriaw wh*ch is included in Mrs. Shir ht* \t cl miBht wel1 have been painted by Mr. Shiriaw, so similar is the stvle to that in which he worked. Those must have been stirring times. Ivurop.- was more distant from America then than now. ofing to the poorer ?lans, of communication and greater difficulties of travel, but the artistic spir.t was no less ardent and there was great pioneer work to bo done at home Some of the American students forgot the need hi the new land and perman fnJLy ??? nutl a rfcsidence abroad, but both Mr. Duveneck and Mr. Shiriaw came back and gave generohsly of their best to the yornger men and the yolth ful art institutions. Mr. I>uveneck has g iv en much of his tlmo to teach.ng, and has exerted wide iniluence for good Mr Shiriaw was the first president of the So Anu?rican Artists, and was, until his death about four years ago, a leader ?one who held firmly to traditions and yet was invariably independent in his convictions, open mind?-d, progressive, Ot h.m it will bu remembered that Mac nionnies, the sculptor, once baid: "There are some men who go through life a? though they had eternity before them. They pass along calmly, quietly, casually. Never too hurried to be care i tul of other people s feeling^ nor too ab sorbed in their own intercuts to be in dirrerent to other people s undertakings. hey do not allow their disappointments |to embitter their philosophv nor to tear I down their standards. If thev happen to , he artists, the joy of the work compen sates them for the labor of its production | and they leave to posterity the task of ?xing its inevitable value. Walter Shir iaw was one of these rare spirits. He ! j"111 honored by ali. His dis tinguished life and noble personality are glories of his generation, while American 1 f-Ti owes him a debt of gratitude for his influence, his ideals and his work." J , -National Gallery is fortunate in owning not only these four works, re ^"tiy acquired, but three other paintings ny Mr. Sshirlaw?"Poiid lilies " "Girl Heading" and "?Hoses," all of which are included in the Evans collection It will be recalled that in April. 1011 a memorial exhibition of Mr Shlrlaws works covering a period of over thirty vears and showing it in all its phases was held to the hemicycle hall of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. ? _ * * TH? exhibition of winter pictures by Walter L. Palmer of Albany, which H Tt!? mt.the Coreoran Gallery last week, is attracting attention and will continue until the 14th of December. Mr Pal. mers picture. Improve Up0n acquaint ance, possessing 80me of lhose ,|UaHtleg that give permanency of interest. His pictures are compositions, they are studied and complete th?v ? . S3& ?*? ?n"Z them agreeable companions and prevents their pleasurable merit from being ex hausted upon first sight. "The Glade," while not included in the exhibition, is a representative example, showing the ex cellent interpretation of snow which is found in a majority of the. pictures now on view in the Corcoran" Gallery, and tho general character of the competi tions he prefers. There is a great deal to be said in favor of the subject in art as well as in regard to the art of picture painting. As in literature, mere words do not signify more than for the moment, and those who command the language in which they speak are most worthy of attention. A T sjc V - i-IIE Corcoran Gallery has just received as a loan from Mrs. John Hays Ham mond a large painting by Henry Oliver Walker, entitled, "The Spirit of Youth." Two ligures are represented as on the pinnacle of a mountain or some other great height?a young man and a woman ?fie one standing, the other seated. The story may be differently read. The woman may lie genius?inspiration?or she may represent some other influence, that of mother, sister, comrade, which likewise bids youth go into the world and win, whispering courage, hope, faith. Strangely enough Youth must, according to this version, descend to win, instead, as is more usual, ascend through struggle and toil to conquest. But be the subjective significance as it may, the picture as a work of art is finely decora tive. The figures are beautifully drawn and expressive; the color scheme is at tractive. Tale greens and violets pre dominate. and the color is held in broad simple masses. There is a reiinement and charm, moreover, found in the long sweeping lines suggestive of that other lovely composition "Lyric Poetry," a mural painting by Mr. Walker in the Library of Congress. There are two smaller canvases by Mr. Walker in the Evans collection at the National Gallery. * * * T N the lower loan room at the Corcoran ^ Gallery, where chiefly sculpture is shown, is now to be seen a small collec tion of drawings by Carroll Beckwith of New York, who. as a painter, especially of portraits, has long since won distinc tion. These drawings are in crayon, pen cil and colored chalks and are very dif ferent in style and character. Some are vivacious and spontaneous to a degree? others are studied and almost heavy. Not a few show an exquisite quality of line and all manifest an acute, trained skill and perception. The part drawing plays in all expres sions of art is underestimated and it would be better if drawings by those who THE EVENING STORY. Erratic Florence. (Copyright, 1913, by W. Werner.) The family never sent Florence on an errajid when It was possible to send any one else. Florence's se/ise of re fcponslbility was erratic. In their more kindly moments folks dubbed her .ab sent-minded. At other times they called her "the limit," "tho last word In aggravation." and worse. Florenco was twenty-five, and had a sweet, se rene. intelligent face. But if you sent her out to buy If) cents' worth of wire hairpins she brought back half a dol lar's worth of shoe laces. And usually she didn't bring anything, but lost the shoe laces on the way. If you asked her, when the maid was busy, to go after pork chops she returned with a quart of ice cream and spilled it on the back porch. Florence's family lived in a suburb of Chicago, and had the largest, most comfortable house and finest lawns in the place. Naturally It fell to them to hold the reception In honor of the new minister. Florence received the news uninterestedly. She didn't care much for the Rev. Mr. Arkey. He had palish red hair and sharp, greenish-gray (.ye8 And the one sermon that she sat through had been on "Woman's Sphere Is the Home." Florence held that a woman had a right to pitch her sphere any place she desired. Moreover, she didn't like his volcanic way of throwing forth a sentence as though his saying so set tled the matter. But she said little and read magazines calmlv, while her mother and Bisters, aided by the other women of the church, baked, cooked and stewed. It was to be an elaborate afTair. On the last morning Ella her next oldest sister, learner with dismay that a supply of Japanese lanterns supposed to be laid away in the attic' ? ^d?drL,ndled" ..A hMty trIp discovered that the small stores of the suburb were not supplied with a stock of those aids to sociability and beauty "Flor ence will have to go in on the inter urban and get some." decided Klla quickly. "Hurry. Florence. You can PVk* ?*? bU?. them *et hack by 5:15. I know." as her mother began to expostulate, "hut the rest of us are too busy to go. arid I'll write it ===== mdP ?'THE GIvVDK." A PAINTING BY WALTER PALMER. have attained skljl and distinction could be more frequently exhibited. In the Gallery of Ancient Art at Venice, th< great gallery wherein works most gor geous in color of any In the world are shown, the drawings by the old masters vie with the paintings in interest There is something so intimate, so significant in a drawing that the artist's persona Ity seems to be more definitely manifested down plainly, so she can't make a mls takc. She is no good here to help, any way." Florence yawned. She didn't care to Ko, The magazines were interesting. And she wondered rather cynically if the church would be so fussy over a reception to a married minister. But she went, having remembered an arti cle she wanted to look u- in the public library of the city. She would have an hour to devote to it. She caught the VJ:10 car. got off at 5th avenue and strolled up State street, pausing to watch an accident wherein a taxi pot tangled with a truck, then sauntered on to the department store that Ella had carefully written in the of directions, tucked the large bur*rile of gay lanterns under her arm. -GRACIOUS, I MUST RUN!" grimacing faintly at its size. Then she went to the library, deposited the bun dle on the floor beside her chair, and riveted her attention on a catalogue of scientific books. Naturally, since she was Florence, by the time that she had made out the required list of authori ties to hand to the attendant at the desk, and waited for the books, she had forgotten ministers, Japanese lan terns and a welcoming church. An hour and forty minutes later she for sook the public library and sought the John Crear, which might give fuller information. And there an hour and ten minutes later she was aatlsfled. So she returned the books, drew on her gloves, glanced at a clock and saw she would have to sprint to catch the 6:03 train. So she sprinted. It was a favorite train, it became evi dent, with homing workers. She pushed through a struggling mob to get on, and stuck one foot toward the step. "Good evening," said a pleasant mas culine voice in her ear. "Just going home? I am glad." "You?" gasped Florence. "Oh, gra- . clous! What did I do with your Tan terns 7' "My lanterns?" Inquired the Rev. Mr. Arkey. "I'm sure I don't know. I wasn't aware that I owned any." Florence stepped back despairingly ' from the step to which she had strug gled. The mob closed up in front of her. But the minister stepped back also. "I can't go home without 'em!'' she walled. "Now?where?where "Maybe I can help you," he said, anx iously, "although 1 give you my word this Is the first I ever heard of them!" "I don't know whether I had 'em at the John Crear Library or not," she said, ab sently. "But I'll look there first. And, oh!" she wailed, "it'll be closed. It was closing when 1 left." Nevertheless she scurried off. And after liar scurried the puzzled Rev. Mr. Arkey. But the library was closed, and an etno* tionless elevator attendant was not in terested in packages left by absent minded visitors. "You kin git it In the morning," he said, carelessly. "It won't run away, and it ain't likely any one has swiped it. Going up!" "Ix>ts of good they will do in the morn ing," Florence said, bitterly, to no one in particular. "I don't dare go home to night without 'em. Maybe Come to think, I don't remember lugging 'em over here at all!" She beamed brightly at the still puzzled minister. "I'm almost sure that I left 'em at the public. I wonder If It's closed? Gracious, I must run." Practice in running after forgotten or misplaced articles hail made Florence in credibly swift. The minister had to gal lop. Washington street from Wabash avenue east was treated to the spectacle of a pretty girl in tan linen racing fu riously, pursued' hotly by a tall, thin, reddish-haired young man garbed in min isterial black. Dven the blase newsboys forgot the busiest selling time of the day and turned to watch. Luckily the gallop was too brief to attract the notice of the police. Florence sprang up the gray steps, swung inside the heavy doors and dashed to an elevator. The Rev. Mr. Arkey came panting after her. Together they hastened to the reference rooms. But there had been a change In attend ants at the desk. Finally, however, they were directed to another room, where left packages were stored. There was noth ing there remotely resembling a large bundle of paper lanterns. Florence sat down wearily. "I'd like to know where I left 11!" she viciously said to the minister. "These are the only two places that I went, and therein than in works v/here pigment is j more noted. It is as if in the one in stance the speech was direct?the idea, the emotion instantly captured and re corded. An exhibition of Mr. Beckwith's paint ings was held In Washington in r local dealer's galleries last spring, lie is fur thermore represented by an allegorica' painting, "The Spirit of Paris," In the National Gallery. * * E art talk given by Mr. Brooke at the Corcoran School last Monday afternoon was on the subject of "Art and Nature," and was extremely informal in character. Drawing upon his own ex perience, Mr. Brooke laid down certain fundamental principles that students might follow, but he strongly eniplias'zed the fact that every one had individual j vision, and that each must Interpret truly j in accordance therewith. Mr Brooke a"so | drew attention to the fact thu.t art was not a mere slavish copying of nature, but an interpretation?that compositions are not found ready made, and that time and weather, light and atmosphere altogether altered aspects. At the conclusion of the talk the students were invited to ask questions, and a frank, open discussion ensued. * .V :?? -I KITISS CATHERINE C. CRITCHER, ***? who is one of the instructors in the Corcoran School, has reopened her studio in the Woodley, on Columbia road. In order to gain a new viewpoint and fresh impetus. Miss Critcher spent the past summer in France, studying with Richard E. Miller, an American who resides abroad and has become we'I known both as a successful painter and teacher. Like Mr. Hawthorne. Mr. Miller teaches during the summer from living models posed out of doors. He paints always, furthermore, In a high key, securing, a? the impressionists did, the illusion of glittering sunlight, or. if the subject i? within doors, the freshness of cold, clear atmosphere. Miss Critcher's painting has heretofore shown tendencies related more closely to the tonalist's school, but as witness to her versatility are the canvases which she has brought back with her, which are in this newer vein, high keyed and luminous. One is of a little girl in simple frock standing beside a blooming plant. An other shows the same child by a bed of nasturtiums. A third picture is a mother seated beside an open window with a lit tle sleeping baby in her arms. All three are strong and characterful; they were obviously painted out of doors in floods of light, and they are broadly handled. I distinctly remember lugging it In here. It was heavy." accusingly. "I'm sorry," he replied, meekly. "Now your reception will be spoiled," she went on, reproachfully. ? But it isn't my fault," he protested. "And the stores are all closed," she said, miserably, "so 1 can't buy any | more. I couldn't buy any more, any-1 way," more miserably, "because I have no more money with me." "If that is all," he exclaimed, eagerlv, and pulled forth a bill. "Will this be enough?" She looked at him scornfully. "II wouldn't be proper," she said, coldly, "for a preacher to pay for the Japanese lanterns to be used at a reception for him!" "Oh!" said tho Rev. Mr. Arkey. who at last understood. "I see. But I fail to see the impropriety." "Here's your package, I guess, lady," said a uniformed youth. "It was left in tho elevator when you went out, and by a mistake was taken to the wrong floor. Maybe you better open it " But Florence, with a cry of joy, clasped the big package. "I don't have to." she said. "I know the heavy feel of it." "Let me," begged the minister, and, despite her protests, took it from her. "And if we hurry," he said, "we can catch the 7:20. That will get us home " "Too late!" cried Florence. "They'll never get them hung up In time!" "I'll send word that I've been delayed," he promised, "and I won't, show up till I see them shining." "I wonder when Florence changed her mind about the minister," said her sister Ella, musingly, some weeks later. "Don t you remember how she disliked him at first? Dear mo!" she added, in sadness, "I wonder if he knows what he'.s taking on hia hands! I tremble to think of Florence as a minister's wife! The blun ders she will make!" "The blunders I will make," Florence was saying to him almost at the same time. "I'm afraid-?" I "I'm not," he assured her. "I'll take care of them." (THE END.) Can You Explain This ? From the Strand. One mornlhg last winter I put out a saucerful of water In the garden to ' freese, and about ten minutes afterward it had a skin of ice on the top. 1 then left it, and returned in an hour and a hairs time, when there was a tall pillar of Ice sticking straight up from the sur face, up the center of which was a string of air bubbles, forming a tube. It was not placed under anything from which water might drip onto it. I have tried to And out the cause and have not succeed ed, but perhaps some reader may be able i to do so. There were other themes no less well treated?street scenes and landscapes with houses. There Is no single right way In art. but many ways, and an artist who has, like Miss Critcher, definite individ uality and fixed purpose can safely exper iment, learning from all and using that which Is most natural and appropriate. \Iiss Crltcher's work. In whatever mood it may be, is Invariably Interesting. M< T * * ONDAY an exhibition of paintings by Mrs. Charles Q. Sawtelle will be opened In the Moore galleries, on l"tb j street. About twelve paintings, chiefly j figure studies and portraits, will com prise the collection. Mrs. Sawtelle stud ied some years ago at the Corcoran School of Art. After her marriage and during her residence in the west at army posts where her husband was stationed she al most abandoned all effort In this direc tion, and it is really only within the last three years that she has taken up paint ing seriously and as a profession. Her work, lias strength and virility and the exhibition should prove worth v* hile. * * * UK second lecture in the popular course on "Modern Masters in Art," which is being given under the auspices of the Washington Society of the Fne Arts, will be on Josef Israels, the great modern Dutch painter. It will be given on Tuesday evening in the aud.toiium ol the National Museum Dy rrot. A. S. Isaacs of the New York University. ! THE death in New York this week of Mr. Hearn removes another welJ known collector of art in America, ana the sequence will undoubtedly be an j other va.uable collection acjtitd to the Metropolitan Museum o? Art, which is already recsoned one of the richest mu seums, not only in this, but ail other lands. Mr. Hearn was a patron of American art, and what Mr. Evans has done for the Na tional Gallery through his gift ot Ameri can paintings Mr. Hearn has done in j part for the Metropolitan Museum through the establishment of the Hearn coliec j tion, composed entirely of works by paint ers of America. . But Mr. Hearn was not merely a col lector of American art: he owned many rare and fine examples of works by the I old masters and by modern foreign Pint ers. Hh was probab.y one of the first in this country to appreciate and acquire a r.ainttng by D. Y. Cameron, the Scotch painter and etcher. He filled lus house with pictures, and lt would no more put them on the wa.ls ofhls store on 14tli street. New York. Odd. indeed, it seemed to glance up from a table of trivial "bargains" reduced for a single dav from 45 to -J cents to a paint ing bv Gainsborough or some other great master, and yet this was precisely what one might do at a dozen or more coun ters. The setting was incongruous, but the intention was fine, for Mr. llearn realized tiuly that to the saleswomen and men, as well a? occasionally to the chance shoppers, these treasuies of art gave more than passing pleasure. The emplojes took a genuine interest in them. In addition to the paintings. Mr. Hearn collected rare examples of carved Ivory. These at one time he kept In cases in the public restaurant or lunchroom con nected with his dry goods establishment. Few indeed of those who viewed them tl us displayed realized their extraordi nary value or Interest. Within the past few months the Metro politan Museum lias fallen heir to the Hearn and the Altman collections; has secured the Riggs collection of armoi and the loan indefinitely of the valuable Morgan collection. It is well that these treasures of art should go to r museum and to one so well administered and ac cessible as the Metropolitan Museum, but it has been suggested that if Con irre^'s had seen fit to have provided t e building and the maintenance for a na tion gallery of art some of these treas ures might have become the property of the nation. However, the richness or the Metropolitan Museum can but em phasize opportunity, and strengthen the disposition to recognize the value to the nation of art. L?1?IL?A MEX^HLIN. Raising Venison. From the Lowlou Chronicle. An experiment In keeping deer for commercial purposes was made in Lin colnshire a century ago. 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