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2TEW HAVEN", COXX., SATURDAY DECEMBER 10, 1904.
ANNUAL MEETING OF CONNECTICUT BOARD OF AGRICULTURE. Hartford the Place and the Date De ' eember 14, IS and 16 Mayor Henry t Hartford to Deliver Address o( ' Weleoine List of Main Addresses Bon. Chas. Phelps on "Louisiana Pur chase Exposition.'' The annual mid-winter meeting of the Connecticut Board of Agriculture will be held at Hartford December 14, 15 and 16, in Unity Hall. The pro gramme is as follows: V WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14. , 10:30 a. m. Invocation, Rev. Rock Well Harmon Potter; address of wel come, His Honor Willam F. Henney, mayor of Hartford; response by His Excellency Abiram Chamberlain, gov ernor of Connecticut. 11 a.- m. Address, . "The Country Boy," by President F. S. Luther, Trini ty college. ' 1:30 p. m. Annual meeting of the Connecticut Sheep Breeders' associa tion. ...!.. ..... . 2 p. m. Introductory address, by F. H. Stadtmueller, president Connecticut Sheep Breeders' association. .'. . 2:15 p. m. Address, "Sheep," by L. B. Harris, Lyndonville, Vt. '.. 3 p. m. Address, "Money in Lambs," by Joseph E. Wing, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; discussion. , 7:30 p. m. Address, "Observations in the. Orient," illustrater with stereopti coni by Hon. E. J. Hill, Norwalk. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14. 10 a. m -Address, "Reserve Power in Housekeeping," by Miss Martha . Van Rensselaer, Cornell university, Ithaca, N. Y. 11 a. m.-Address, "Diseases of the Potato in Connecticut," by Dr. G. P. Clinton," Connecticut Agricultural Ex periment Station, New Haven. 2 p., m. Address, "Thoroughbreds versus Mongrels, from the "Farmer's Standpoint," by Maurice F.- Delano, MHlville, N. J. ' ' 7:30 p. m. Address, "The' Geology of Connecticut as Related to Its Water Supply," illustrated with stereopticoni by Professor Herbert E. Gregory,. Yale university, New Haven. ' '" " . FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16. r 10 ' a. m. Address, "The Care and Cultivation of Tobacco in the Connect icut Valley," by W. F. Andross, East Hartford; discussion. : - , 2 p. m. Address, "Agriculture in the Public Schools," 'by Fred Mutbler,. Connecticut Agricultural ' college, Storrs; discussion, led by Henry T. Burr, principal Normal school, .Willi mantic. . : ' ( 7:30 p. m. Address, "The Louisiana Purchase Exposition," by Hon. Charles Phelps, Rockville. AT THE FORD COMPANY'S. A Hint as to the Holiday Gift Problem. As the holidays approach, the prob lem of gift giving becomes prominent. The stock of the Ford company is con ceded to be one of the finest to be seen throughout this country. The house could not afford to carry such extensive lines were it not for the large extent of the Ford company's mail or der business all over the country, and Which is larger this year than ever. MID-WINTER TRIPS. Evidence of ah unusually large exo dus of fashionable socitey folks to the Mediterranean's sunny shores this com ing winter is furnished by the lively booking that has been done in the of fices of the Hamburg American Line for: the i steamship "Deutschland's" special trips to Italy on January 7th and February 7th. A great number of large suites on this crack liner has been already engaged by persons prominent in the social circles of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, etc., for these projected flying trips of the "Deutsch land" to Naples and. Genoa. The , ex periment -of making these special mid winter trips to Italy was . first made last year by the Hamburg American Line. The immediate success of the ex periment resulted In two special trips for the "Deutschland" this coming winter. Besides the trips of the "Deutschland", the company maintains a regular Mediterranean Service with Its new, twin-screw vessels, the "Prinz Adalbert" and -"Prinz Oskar".' Mid winter travelers to Europe have learn ed that the southern route to Italy pos sesses all the charms of a transatlantic voyage in the summer months, and is, if anything, more interesting than a trip to ports of England, France or Germany, inasmuch as the ship, is not out of the sight of land for so long a time. Several days after leaving New York the Azores are sighted,. Scarcely have these islands disappeared when the Portugese coast looms up on the horizon. The steamer skirts the south ern portion of the Spanish coast, with towns, villages, harbors and fortifica tions in full view, and soon passes un der the frowning, rock of Gibraltar, after which charming views of famous places pass in quick ; review until Genoa is reached. TIME RIFE FOR OPEN GAME.. .Walter Camp in Favor of Ten Yards Being Required. In a letter to the Yale Alumni Week ly, Walter Camp, who is' a member of the standing committee on football rules, suggests that the ' time is ripe (or a rule requiring a team to .make double the distance now required, that is, make 'ten yards in three -trials, or surrender the ball. This, he argues, Will ensure the progress- -of the ball at twice the present rate, or else a kick, and will be in line with the de sire frequently expressed 4y - players wA public for a more "open" game, . ENTERT4 IXMEXTS. Hyperion Theater. Today, matinee and evening, "A Chi nese Honeymoon" will make its appear ance at the Hyperion theater in this city. In the cast which will be seen, here in the opera are the following: James A. fiiernan, Lillian Reed, Fred S. Heck, Stella Beardsley. Charles Prince, Frances Golden, Robinson New bold, Marie Louise Gribbin, W. C. Brockmeyer. Kitty Baldwin and others who are well and favorably known on the comic opera stage. The chorus and the ensemble is large and adequate and the opera from beginning to the end ia most satisfactory. In point of lavish ness "A Chinese Honeymoon" is en titled to much praise. The two scenes, the garden of the "Hotel Ylang Ylang" and the "room in the Emperor's palace" are magnificent stage productions. "A Chinese Honeymoon" comes with all the beauty which characterized its previous successes. - - V:-"". - ' .. : -"-; ; - -- : ? " , - , : 4 . ; 'A - : ; - ! I . ' -. ; : t A - ' I - ' 1 , , ;'."' Stella Beardsley of New Haven as "Miss Pineapple' in "A Chinese Honey moon." . 11 - "WINSOME WINNIE.". Few announcements of the present season convey more pleasurable antici pation for our theatergoers than the ap-. pearance . of America's youngest -and mpst popular, comic opera star-Paula Edwardes; who' will appear in this city at the Hyperion theater; Wednesday next in the- immensely ,su'ccessfui ,.and 6e'Hghtful- musical 'comedy - "Winsome Winnie," which comes with all the en dorsement of a long run at the famous Casino, the home of j musical produc tions. Miiss Edwardes also has the ad ditional distinction of being under the Shubert management, the sam'e that controls the destinies of De Wolf. Hop per, Lillian Russell, Jefferson d'Angelis, and other famous stars, ; also the "Chinese Honeymoon." She will appear here surrounded by a company of fifty people. and .the entire New York pro duction of "Winsome Winnie," two car loads of scenery and all the costly prop erties and effects and the richest and most elaborate Wardrobe seen for many years In any musical comedy. ,, Seats on sale Monday. . New Haven Theater. "Over Niagara Falls" was presented to a large audience at the New Haven theater last night. The scenic and elec tric effects of the play are alone worth the price of admission, and-the-company presenting the play is of uniform excellence and give a finished perform ance.- The play will be presented again to-day, matinee and night. . . . . "THE BLACK MASK." ' "The Black Mask," an English melo drama, which has enjoyed; much, popu larity abroad since it was produced in London six years ago and which inter ested large audiences wherever it Was seen in; this country, last .season, will be the bill at the New Haven theater on Monday, Tuesday, .Wednesday night next week and at the matinee on Wed nesday. F. Marriott Watson and ' Sir Conan Doyle, the well known English novelist, collaborated in writing the play, and one of the most startling inci dents developed during the dramatic action was suggested by Doyle!s per sonal experiences as related In his in teresting work "Under the Red Lamp." This particular incident furnishes, the basis for a stage picture that is said to be a novelty in theatrical productions on the American stage. - - The story unfolded is briskly told In situations that sustain interest from the beginning of the action and that strong ly appeal to the emotions of spectators. A particularly 'exciting climax, closes the first act and is brought about by the efforts of a banker, who has been fatally wounded by an enemy, to. make known the name of the murderer. 1 As the ordinary writing materials are un available; the victim in his dying agony attempts to print with his own .blood the name of his assailant on a window blind, He expires, however, before he completes his work, but has" written enough to fasten the crime on an Inno cent person, whose name is the same as that of the real -murderer. ; An excellent company, Including little Leon a Powers, the precocious' child actress, is engaged in the performance of the play. "THE VOLUNTEER ORGANIST." The engagement of , "The Volunteer Organist" at the New Haven theater, Thursday, Friday and Saturday even ings, next week, with Saturday matinee, is an event which Is awaited with no small' degree of pleasure by patrons of. the .art. In 'presenting this" attraction Harry Martell has surpassed himself to an unusual degree, and it is a produc tion on the most magnificent scale. The song of the same title from which the piece was adopted was a great success, having had a most phenomenal sale, but it is hardly in comparison to the instant popularity that has been at tained by the play since its first produc tion. Seat sale opens Monday. Poll' Theater. ; At Poii's next week a big attraction will JJe Eight Vassar girls and their spectacular a.ct. The Vassar girls are eight skilled musicians and they play upon all manner of reed and brass in struments, and end their act ' with a famous May-pole dance. . The claim is broadly made that the electric ballet is the handsomest stage picture over presented. The girls are all college bred maidens and have decided upon the vaudeville stage career for a time as the best means of making the money necessary to finish their educa tion. Others coming upon the bill include Ward and Curran, in "The Terrible Judge;" Willis and Hassan in a hand balancing and equilibrist act; Joe Flynn the monologue artist; George W. Robin son and William Cooper with "Looking for Hannah;" Cartnell and Harris in a song and dance special. . . D'EImers with barrell Jumping and acrobatio feats. The electrograph will have a series of the motion pictures and will close the bill. . : . THE NON-REFILLABLB BOTTLE. At Last This Long-Sought Necessity a Certainty Mr. W. F. Thompson, of , New York, the Lucky Inventor. For years manufacturers and bottlers of whiskies, wines, meat sauces, mine ral waters, propriety medicines, etc., have been spending fortunes In a vain endeavor to protect their business from the evil of . substitution, that is, from the refilling of their bottles with goods inferior to what they originally put in them, and when so refilled, hav ing them offered for sale under the original label as original, genuine goods, and it has been hoped that some one would at last solve the problem. , In a recent chat about the matter Mr. Thompson, president of the Stam ford Glass company, an inventor, said: "We own the patents covering the only practical, scientifically and commer cially 1 perfect non-flllable bottle ever produced, and we challenge contradic tion' to this statement. . We could show you scores of letters that we have re ceived from , experienced, successful manufacturers, . whose judgment veri fies ''ours on the certainty of a large de mand and tremendous profits in the making of this bottle. Thirty-six of the "leading distillers of the .south, and southwest have seen our bottle and en dorsed, it as filling every, requirement of the trade. - ... .. ... "- Ouf bottle Is neat in appearance, has no objectionable features. and gives ab solute protection against putting any thing into it when in commercial use, either when partially empty or when entirely so. It isn't an invention with a field- undeveloped. Its field was broad and the demand for it immense years before Its production. Manufac turers of bottled goods all over this broad land are now eagerly awaiting this non-fillable bottle and are going to supply them. ' . , We propose to locate our works at Carnegie, Pa., where land is cheap, nat ural gas is abundant and good labor plentiful. The natural increase in the demand for our bottles will necessarily require the erection of other factories to supply the trade, nd these we" will locate geographically according to the demand. Messrs. Charles W. Tremper & Co., with offices in Malley building, will act as fiscal agents for the above company for this locality. . 1 THE KNEISEL QUARTETTE TO NIGHT. The celebrated Kneisel Quartette,' of Boston, will open the present season's series of Yale university chamber conr certs with a? concert this evening at eight o'clock in; Lampson Lyceum, It is Expected that a large audience will greet them. The interest in this class of music has grown year by year to such an extent that this season it has been found necessary to use a larger hall than formerly.. -Lampson Hall forms the north side of the Imposing quadrangle on Elm street, of which White Hall and Fayerweather Hall on the other sides. ' Course tickets for the four concerts (three by the Kneisel Quartette and one .by the Adamowskl Trio), also sin gle admission tickets, will be on sale at the bursar's ofllce and at the door. :.:. The following programme will be played this evening: PROGRAMME. 1. Schumann Quartette in F Major, . Op. 41, No. 2. Allegro vivace. Andante quasi avriationi. Scherzo (Presto). Allegro mclto vivace. 2. Bach "Chaconna" for violin alone. Mr. Franz Kneisel. 3. Beethoven Quartette in C Major, Op. 59, NO. 3. ' . Andante con moto Allegro vivace. ' Andante con moto quasi -Allegretto,'' Menuettq gracioso Allegro motto. THE CITY MISSION HOUSE. At the City Mission House, No. 201 Orange street, the auditorium service to-morrow evening will be in charge of the Christian Endeavor society of the Dwlgiht Place church, with Mr. Harry Hitchcock as leader. The subject is, "Why is Not Everyone in New Haven a Christian?"' Scripture lesson, Luke 15. Other Sunday services as usual. Eve ry evening meetings through the week. Additional are gymnastic classes for women and girls on Monday and Tues day evenings. Men's club .on Wednes day evening. Girls' club on Thursday evening. On Wednesday afternoon the Mothers', meeting. Saturday afternoon sewing classes for girls, drawing class es for boys and the Children's Savings bank,'" , ; THE NEW PUBLICATIONS. SOME OF THE LATEST BOOKS OS .. ..TUB SEASON. 31 r. O. Hrnry's "Cabbages and Kings Gay Wetmore Carryl'a .Far From the maddening Girls" Jotl Cook's "Switzerland, Plcturesaeq and D 3Sscrlptivie" C. C. Mann's "Pocket Is- ' land" Norma Lorimer's "On Etna" Miss Chance "Little Folk of Many: Lands" Other Books, Etc 1 A successful book, successful in that I it has real pathos and power interwo- i ven with delightful comedy and humor, ; is Mr. O. Henry's "Cabbages and i Kings," just issiued by McClure, Phil- i lips and Company, New York. It is j surely an entertaining book and is a I collection of short stories with a thread I of continuity running through them, i making one delightful whole. It Is a j comedy of life in a fanciful Central i America republic, Anchuria, Mr. i Henry writes well and as one who ' knows his subject well.- The book j opens . with a story contained in the i three first chapters. It is a story that 1 at once clinches the reader's attention and interest, and interwoven in it are entertaining sketches of life in the sea-t port . town of Corallo. Naturally in .treating of a Central American country the book has a revolution or two mixed up in connection with, the story,- and something , political bobs up also. The story of the Anchuria.n republic and 'whsit goes on there is very real, convincing and amusing. Mr. O. Hen ry's book is one of the most readable books of the season. For sale by the Pease-Lewis Co. Price $1.50. The world , lost a most promising young novelist in the untimely death of Guy Wetmore Carry!, and proof of this is seen in his new book issued since his death, "Far From the Maddening Girls,", by McClure, Phmtps and Com pany, New' York, which gives further Unmistakable evidence of his rare lite rary talent, "Far from the Maddening Girls" is" Indeed a, pretty love story, lightly u, built, but develops a fine air and delicate ouch, and with a vein of Jollity running through it that arrests fhe; attention a,nd makes delightful reading. ; The situation is about ths: A ' young man appears on the scene With many learned Ideas on the subject and : blessings of bachelorhood. He finds his delightful haven In one house, which he names '.'Single Blessedness," built by himself In a secluded spot "Far From the . Maddening Girls.", A young lady, bewitchitigly clever and at tractive and somewhat beautiful, also enters the arena. ( She lives some dis tance off down the road, not too far away.. . Of course they encounter one another ' through mere accident; A gradual demolition of the hermit young man's bachelor Ideals " ensues and is most " cleverly told. For sale by the Pease-Lewis Co. .Price $1.50. A beautifully and elaborately Illus trated book admirably suitable for a holiday' gift book, and possessing like wise permanent value, is Joel Cook's "Switzerland, Picturesque and De scriptive," published in very handsome style by Henry T.' Coates and Compa ny, Philadelphia. Mr. Cook is the author- of the corresponding volumes on America, England and France, which have met with great favor.. The author devotes ; himself largely to the, scenic aspects of the country, which he takes up in a systematic fashion, section by section. His work Is divided into six main .parts, devoted respectively to western Switzerland, eastern Switzer land, ! the upper Rhine, the middle Rhine and Main; the great Rhine gorge and the lower Rhine. A large number of excellent full-page reproductions of photographs of charasterlstic Swiss scenery adorn the columns. Much that 18 'pertinent and most interesting con cerning, the history of the places spoken of 13 given in brief, the descrip tion adding much to the value of the beautiful holiday work. It Is Issued with a detachable red cloth cover and a red box Incloses all. Price $2.00; for sale by all booksellers. The Marathon mystery, by Burton E. Stevenson, published by Henry Holt & Co., New Yosk, is a story of intense Interest, full of sensational situations and adventures. It , is a capital de tective story and fully equals Mr. Stev enson's former success in the same line, "The Holladay Case." The story starts with the murder of a sailor in a costly apartment house, and : suspicion falls j upon a young woman-of good family, owing .; to strong circumstantial evi dence. A second crime is necessary be fore the problem and ; mystery sur rounding the first is solved. A pair of youthful experts figure in the detection of crime. "The plot has greaf merit In i Its plausibility and there Is great merit in the successful way It Is' worked out by the author. Dramatic effect fol lows dramatlo effect as the story is un folded, and elements ;i ot mystery, abound. The main scenes of the story are laid in New York city. The thou-! sands who read "The Holladay Case" will ' find , "The Marathon ' Mystery'' equally interesting and exciting. : $1,215; for sale at Judd's. "The Holladay Case," (sixth printing, $1.25) has been republished ii England and Germany, ; while The Marathon Mystery," .. which is also published in England, was sent to press three times before publication. "The Younger American Poets," pub lished by Little,-Brown & Co., Boston, is a very attractively printed, book, very suitable for a gift book for the holiday seasoVi. The author is Miss Jessie B. Rlttenhouse. The writers treated of in the volume Include Rich ard Hovey, Bliss Carman, Louise Imo- 11 oniMioratuiir TO-DAY AND, EXAMINE OUR. LINE OF hTTTmirin a Boys' Overcoats Boys' Overcoats IX DARK GRAY ..IJf PETER THOMPSON" OXFORD EFFECTS , BLUE CHEVIOTS, 1.98 2.48 Boys' Overcoats Boys' Overcoats IJT MIXTURES ; IN DARK GRAY MELTONS AND DARK NAVY BLUE, '' AND 11LIE CHEVIOTS, 2.99 : - 3.48 T ,4 lo Vol Si 1 I'W geri Guineyy Edith M. Thomas, George E. Woodberry, Frederic Lawrence Knowles; George " E. Sahtayana, Alice Brown, Richard Burton, Clinton Scol lard, Charles G. B. Roberts, Gertrude Hall, Josephine. Preston Peabody and Mary McNeil. Feriolldsa. This volume will prove . a helpful and intelligent guide to the conscientious and earnest work of the later American poets, who are discussed with discrimination. The author displays rare literary instinct and poetic, feeling,. Her criticisms evince fine judgment, coupled with sym pathetic appreciation' and charm of style. Price, $150 net; postpaid, $1.65. For sale by the publishers and all book sellers. ' - Completed Proverbs,", by the late Lisle de Vaux Matthewman and Clare Victor Dwlgglns, published by Henry T. Coates & Co., Philadelphia. This at tractive little book of 100 pages, by two talented collaborators, will surely find favor with a large class of discrim inating readers, who will enjoy the mul titude of witticisms with which it is stocked and fhe delicious1 drawings ac companying them. The drawings are much in the style 6f those-which ap1 peared in "Cranklsms" and Bevieies," of which the late Mr. Matthewman was the authoj". Mr, Matthewman's gift of pithy expression- is-in evidence and he is cynical- without bitterness.' The il lustrations by Mr.. Bwiggins add much to the artistio character of this hand some little book. $1.00; for sale by all booksellers. "Minnows and Tritons," by . B. A. Clark, published by Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, is a book for young people, that is interesting also to older people. It is warmly commended to all in search of a good, wholesome, entertain ing book for the holidays. The reader will follow with avidity and unflagging Interest the doings and adventures of Max, the elder brother, ' Walter and Claude Terrell. Claude, the little chap, Is an interesting character. Oxford and Cambridge grounds and football games figure in the story. For sale by Judd. Lee and Shepard, of Boston, have in cluded in. their, .popular "American Boy's Series" Na new edition of Charles Clark Munn's story, "Pocket Island," which has won great and well deserved popularity. This, is truly a delightful tale of adventure on the Maine coast, in which . a mysterious Island,, a smug glers' cave, a hidden treasure and a love episode figure prominently. Rut the moral of the story, is excellent, "and it is interestingly' told, so that it will be sure to ploase a large circle of read ers. For sale by all booksellers. - - Concerning "On Etna," by Norma Lorlmer published by Henry Holt & Co., a romance of brigandage in modern Si cily, previously referred to, the Spring field RepujSjlcan'says:' "It is of interest chiefly for Its -'picturesque and roman tto background the same which has been, used so. effectively by the Swedish novelist Selma Lagerlof in her "Mira cles of Anti-Christ." The heroine "On Etna," Ceres Carresbrook, is an Eng lish girl, whose father, a London mer chant, owns a great business in Sicily and an old castle at which Ceres makes OVERCOATS OVERCOATS OVERCOATS mo OVERCOATS OVERCOATS 8 MM! fcJloliriSr rfilr.'.. an extended stay.' The castle itself Is strongly fortified against the Mafia, but Ceres is kidnapped while driving in the hills and held for ransom in an old Saracen ' ruin, where 'she falls in. love with her handsome abductor, the ban dit chief, who is known from' his beau ty and popularity as "ther Well ; Be loved." But in the end she learns to love the gallant English employe of her "father who follows her in disguise, and pluckily effects her rescue. 'An inci dent that might have been made more central Is the frustrated plot to have a priest paid by the churdh hold mass in the castle chapel a rite which it api pears would have had the curious effect of making the chapel the property of the Catholic church." The New York Times says: "The story Is clever and entertaining and the Donna Ceres is often very charming." Price $1.50; for sale by Judd. .'' "Little Folks of Many Lands," by Lulu Maude Chance, teacher in the first grade public school, Riverside, . Cal. Cloth, 112 pages; Illustrated. List price forty-five cents; published by -Ginn and Company, Boston; for sale by all book sellers. "Little Folks of Many Lands' is, within the limits of Its subject the highest type of supplementary reader. It is probable, in fact, that no -other geographical reader since the Jane An drews books has made so favorable an Impression upon teachers, 'critics and readers who have examined he boo?.. As a 'foundation for the child's first study of geography this attractive vol ume; is unequaled. It is well-adapted to the needs of children of second, grades and even of advanced first grades; but the subject-matter is such that much older children may read it with interest fand profit, I. 'In particular, the author has aimed through her book to make the child fa miliar with the customs, manners and surroundings of the children of .several race types. In an imaginary journey around the world the pupil visits many foreign children, the Eskimos, the In dians, the Dutch, the Africans, the Ara bians, the Filipinos' and the Japanese. He sees the little strangers at their games and snorts, and learns of their hearthstone stories and folklore tales. The illustrations alone are sufficient to place this little work among the few highly successful supplementary read ers for young children. s The popular priced publications of Will Rossiter's publishing house, Chi cago, are in lively demand all oyer the country. Among the latest are: "Hi ram Birdseed at the St. Louis Fair;" "'Side Tracked;" "Temptations of the Stage;" "Behind the Scenes;" "Stage Favorites," , in six numbers, by Will Rosslter; "A Thousand Conundrums;" "Five Hundred Toasts;" "Green Room Gossip;" "Love Affairs of Prominent Actors. The illustrations of "Stage Fa vorites" are gorgeous, and: the new book - "Hiram Birdseed ' at St. V Louis Fair" is a very amusing skit that is en tertaining thousands of ;, ., readers. Charles H Day, the Well Wnown writer and noted former circus press 4gent, represents Mr. Rossiter's interests in New Haven, and all of the Rosslter 1 i h y I publications are for sale at McGil vray's. . - The sixteenth annual illustrated book number of the Outlook is largely devo ted to a careful review of the books of the season that have real and perma nent value. The' Outlook was the first of the weekly papers to make a yearly feature of this subject, and every holi-; day season it finds some inew and at tractive way of presenting its survey of the literary and publishing world. This year some twenty new and inter esting portraits of authors now promi nently before the reading publio accom pany special articles on Action, biogra phy, essays, poetry and art and holiday, books. In a lively paper the "Specta tor" discusses some phases of publish ers' methods, and the changes in pub lic taste. The general topic of chil dren's reading is treated in three ways: Editorially, in an article by Miss Eliz abeth McCracken, based on the replies ta circular questions sent out to hun dreds of parents; and finally in three brief articles on "Favorite Books of My Childhood," by Henry Van Dyke, Alice Hegan Rice and Thomas Wentworth Higglnsoh. Personal articles1 on Mark Twain, by Richard Watson Gilder, and on "Maxfield Parrish and His Work," by W, D. Moffat, are illustrated, the first by an interesting new portrait, the second by beautiful examples of Mr. Farrish'S' art.-5 "Four Representative Literary Critics" include critical arti cles on Edward . Dowden, George Brandes, W. C. Brownell and . Ferdi nand ; Brunetiere, written ' respectively by H. W. Boynton, Paul Harboe, H. . W. Mabie and Th. Benzon (Madame Blanc.) . This is only a partial list of the, contents of an unusually large and attractive number, which contains in addition to the matter specially relat ing to books and bookmen, stories, po ems, illustrated Christmas articles and the usual careful survey of the history of the week. Copies at the Pease-Lewis Co.'s. The Theater Magazine for Christmas is twice the ordinary size and contains two supplements In color in addition to the usual colored cover. : A most in teresting article by Hetnrich Conried tells of "The Pains and Possibilities of Grand Opera." A. H. Hummel, the fa mous theatrical lawyer, gives . some amusing reminiscences of his experi ences with "Players In the : Law Courts," and Josef Hofmann, the pian ist, contributes a noteworthy article. Clara Morris discusses emotion on the stage; Is It real or merely simulated? Elsie de Wolfe, the actress, gives an interesting description, with pictures, of her wonderful collection of historio shoes those of Queen Marie Antoi nette, 'as well as those of Madame 6u Barry and Clara Bloodgood writes well on the subject "The Stage as a Ca reer for Young Women." The illustra tions are over one hundred In number. "I was out with my automobile eight hours yesterday." "You mean to say you were In the machine that long?" "No. I was in it an hour andtunder it seven hours fixing the breaks." Chi cago Daily News, , i w fc SI I I