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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, OCTOBER isur. Book Reviews "ALICE IN. BLUNDERLAND," by John Kendrick Bangs, .published by Doubleday, Page & Co., New York; 60 cents, at Judd's. Mr. Bangs has adapted a nursery classic to serve as a vehicle for this amusing satire on municipal owner ship. It is a very enjoyable and hu morous skit. His imitation of the style and wit . of "Alice in Wonderland" is more than clever and the satire of the book is keen and searching. The March Hare, the Duchess, the Dormouse, the Weasel, the Hatter, the White Rabbit, Alice herself and other characters ap pear in new roles much to, the enter tainment of the reader and seem very realistic. The inhabitants of Blunder land meet and discuss many questions and decisions are rendered without fear or favor and the undercurrent affords food for reflection and stimu lates the mental processes. Occasion ally one feels that the humor ls.forced and ground out under the pressure to produce copy, but the general impres sion prevails that good work has been done, and that the booklit is one of the best on municipal ownership yet brought forth. The municipal owner ship of gas and poetry, as explained by the Hatter, are both forms of hot air; but when it comes to the munici pal ownership of teeth the reform is more striking. It appears that in Elunderland 'some people had teeth and others hadn't, which was hardly a fair condition; a man owning his own teeth could eat all the -hickory nuts he wanted, while another, not having teeth, would have to swallow them whole or go without. So a law was passed making it perfectly legal for a toothless wanderer to stop any body who had teeth and make him crack a hickory nut for him. But what if the man with the teeth refus ed? Then his teeth would be taken in custody by the sheriff, and if he pre ferred not to be separated from them he would And himself in custody him self. The general result, the Hatter says, Is a big success. ; Alice gets . desired information also on the subject of "Copperation" from the Hatter, who drops lntp a bit of clever verse on the subject as follows: A copperation Is a beast With forty-eleven paws i That doesn't ever pay the least Attention to the laws. It grabs whatever comes in sight From hansom cabs to socks And with a grin of mad delight It turns 'em Into stocks. And then it takes a rubber hose Connected with the sea . And pumps 'em full of H20s Of various degree, And when they're swollen up so stout You'd think they'd surely bust Thev souse 'em once, again and out They come at last a Trust. - And when the Trust Is ready for One last and final whack They let the publio In the door To buy the water back. The Hatter finally compresses his definition of a "copperation" into the ""following verse: . . . "Litle drops of water, ; Plenty of hot air, " Make a Copperation ' l A pretty fat affair." A prose definition is that a copper ation is "a creature devised by selfish interests to secure free coinage of the Atlantic Ocean.! Alice finds out other new things, as for Instance in regard to the immov able trolley and how to prevent ajeci- dents. "You see, Miss Alice, I made a personal study of collisions.The Mayor here ordered a fresh one every day for me to investigate, and I noticed that whenever the oars bunked Into each other 'it was always pX the ends and never in the middle.' The conclusion was inevitable. The ends being the vulnerable spot, abolish them." Thereupon the Hatter propounds the new way. It is to make a circular : car all around the city, thus doing away with the ends which made the trouble. This also served a fine pur pose in the line of health restoratives, as it made the people walk if they wished to get anywhere. , But to "get on" to the many Jolly things in Mr. Bangs' book the reader will find it necessary to buy a copy and will be well rewarded in so doing. There are many happy marginal il lustrations by Albert. Levering. ' "SONGS OF THE AVERAGE MAN"; bv Sam Walter Foss illustrated by Merle 'Johnson; gilt top, boxed; $1.00; postpaid $1.30; published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., Boston. Sam Walter Foss Is, more than any other of his time, the true poet of the people, and his personally chosen title for his new volume fitly char acterizes a book of verse that will be Instantly appreciated by the sound and wholesome people who actually do the world's work, who love poetry of music, feeling and sense, but have S. K. AND S. R. How S. Rothschild Stood by the Side , of S. Rothschild in the Harlem j , Police Court. As they stood side by side in the Harlem Police court in their sober black garb, with conventional funeral countenances and well modulated vuieii, they had many points of re semblance in common. They were both undertakers and they both had a griev ance, which is unusual folj, as Is well known, undertakers are generally the merriest of men. They treat all men alike, and stand toy them all to the very last. But when, In the course of human events, there develop business rivalries between undertakers living within a block of each other, whose tames are very similar and who are recorded in the telephone book in close juxtaposi tion, no one may tell what may evolve from it all. Alas! When undertakers fall out what can other pocr mortals do in their hour of greatest need? Both the undertakers were Roths childs. Saul A. Rothschild has his bus iness at 1,657 Lexington avenue and his telephone number is 127 Harlem. . Samuel 'Rothschild, no relative if you i lease, has a blace of business at 54 East One Hundred and sixteenth Street, and bis telephone number is 151 and News About Publishers. neither time nor inclination for so ciety verse or sensational rhapsodies, and no patience with poems that re quire a university lecturer to interpret them. IMr. Foss has a clear, ringing message that charnia and amuses while making a point that Is worth while. And let no one think his lat est and favorite title means that his is merely average verse. Most of the reading public know already that Mr. Foss is a true poet and one appreci ated by the general public. He has a keen way of showing up the foibles of humanity, but his humor is se gen uine and so plentiful that one can laugh while acknowledging a "hit." The optimistic, cheering quality of his verses reflects the man, a royal good fellow and delightful friend. Merle Johnson's clever pictures give a laughably correct interpretation of some of the brightest poems, and the very attractive binding fits it for a gift book.. A cheery review and appreciative is Mr. Shelley's in the Boston . Herald. Mr. Shelley says of "Songs of the Average Man": It Is good 1 to come upon such a singer as Sam Walter Foss. Nothing abates his cheerful ness. No matter what the outlook of life in politics or religion or science, he maintains that wholesome optim ism which can always find a silver lining back of every cloud. A warm welcome, then, should be assured for his latest volume of vers,e, happily entitled "Songs of the Aver age Man." Instead of preface in prose he. strikes his keynote in verse: Let me ory when there's no help for crying And dance when the dancers spin. And Join in the selling and buying, And laugh where the laugh comes In. Let me mix with the short men and tall men With brain men and brawn men be free. And knowing forever that all men Are good enough fellows like me. Let me mix with these good-enough fellows. For they stretch from the Pole to the Pole; And the blacks and the browns and the yellows Are all fairly white in the soul. Though some men . are better ' than some men And some men are wiser than some The numb men In time may become men As proper as men may become, j That sentiment recurs again and again through these bright verses, but perhaps it finds its most suggestlvf expression In the poem entitled "Hlm selling," the moral of which will bf obvious from the concluding stanza: Let Stubbs keep on a-stubbing but try not to Shakespeare, And Grubb continue grubbing not tr to meyerbeer; ' ' Let Streeter keep a-streetering. And Peters keep a-peterlng! For in somebody-elsing there is ' m fume or pelf; Let each man go hlmselflng and each man bo himself. It Is difficult to choose among these breezy verses, which touch upon man;, topics of present and every-day inter est, and always with sure effect. The stanzas on . "Business" show wha' large work still awaits doing In the world; "The Creedless Love" is sur charged with fine charity. Now and then Mr. Foss sounds a mlnof' note, but in the climax always returns to his cheerful vein. Only one fault shal be found with this delightful little volume. Was It not a mistake to include the poems written for occasions? Few singers are at their best when bidden to sing to order? and Mr. Foss need not be distressed if his muse falls him under such circumstances. For example, the lines read at the dinner to Rear Admiral Merry are apt to cause a smile for their over-painting of that sailor's perils. "RUTH ERSKINE'S SON"; by Pansy (Mrs. G. R. Alden) illustrated by Louisa Clark 12mo cloth, $1.50; published by Lothrop, Lee, Shepard & Co., Boston. Few authors can count se surely on a large circle of admirers as can "Pansy," whose later books seem to have gained in plot and general in terrst, while losing nothing from their spiritual force. Her new one. "Ruth Erskine's Son," is so keen and true a picture of life that each reader will feel that he or she has known some of those people . Ruth Ereklne was one of the famous "Fo,ur Girls at Chau tauquai" and also the heroine of "Ruth Erskine's Crosses,' another of this gifted author's most popular books. This book finds her the wi dow of Judge Burnham, with one fine son, Erskine, to the making of whose life she devotes her own in fullest measure. With her son's manhood and manage come experiences that would overwhelm a weaker and a less sensible woman.' Her rare tact and abiding faith prove equal to all. ' No one understands the serious things of life better than Mrs. Alden, and her keen presentation of its problems Harlem, Both are hustlers. Both are open day and night. f Now what Is more natural than for some one w,ho desiras to call In Under taker Saul to make a mistake and call up Undertaker Sam, whose name stands right to Saul's in the telephone book? And what would be more natur al than for Sam, putting It to you as a man of business now, to respond in proper fashion. He is in business to "undertake." Likewise and vice versa whr Ci ula blame Saul if some one tele phone to him in mistake for Sam if he stmlghtway responded? But the rival ry between the two had spread among their helpers and tneir drivers when (ha n:atter got Into the Police Courts. Saul went to Sam's place to get a permit to bury a widow. Thus S. Rothschild met S. Rothschild" face to face without looking fn the mirror. Saul avers that he got the permit but that after he did the doors and win dows were closed and 12 able-bodied huskies no more, no less set upon him and treated him roughly, while the language Oh, my! Saul says that the less' Said about that the better. So 3aul (A. thought the matter a proper subject for a magistrates' judi cial opinion. He was complainant In the Police Court this morning. Your honor," said one lawyer. "These two men are members of an honorable profession. This is not a bus compels the reader's closest interest. "DEFENDING TTTS FT.AO": OR "A BOY IN BLUE AND A BOY IN. GRAY"; by Ldward Stratemever; illustrated by Grizwold Tyiig; fl.TO: n'iblished by Lothrop, Lee & S'..e;.iir.l Co.., Boston. . This is one of the best stories penned by this well-known wrltSr for young people and because of its pe culiar plot is bound to obtain a wide popularity in all parts of our coun try. , There are two heroes, one in the army of the North and the other in the cavalry of the south, friends personally, yet bitter foes when on the great battlefields. Both enlist at the opening of the Civil war, and the act Ion of the tale takes in the first bat tle of Bull Run and the whole of the campaign before Richmond. In, ono Chapter we see the northern boys In blue fighting valiantly and in the next we throw our fortunes In with those of the southland who stood up so bravely for what they , thought was true' and right. There are, many side lights of the great military leaders on both sides, an2 vivid pen-pictures of forced marches, skirmishes, life in camp and in prison, of the doings of the guerrillas, and of what was said and done by those who lived upon the soil where these contests were fought. Mr. Stratemeyer has given to the historical portions the keenest possible study, consulting many works alike from the southern as welj as the northern point of view and taking In the narratives of those who fought for either the stars and stripes or the stars and bars. A volume ev ery man and boy, North and South, ought to read and profit by, and one which must prove a real power in ce mefltlng the friendship now springing up between those who once opposed each other on the field of daring and duty. "JACK LORIMER'S CHAMPIONS, OR SPORTS ON LAND AND LAKE.", bv Winn Blandish, author of "Captain Jack1 ionmur, etc., puDUsued by u (J. I'age & Co., Boston. For sale by Judd, $1.50. All boys and girls who take an inter est In school athletics will wish to read of the exploits of the Mlllvalo High School students, under the lead ership of Captain Jack Lorimer. Captain Jack's Champions play quite is good ball as 'do some of the teams m the large leagues, and they put all opponents to good hard work in other ;ummcr sports'. . ' , 1 Jack Lorimer and his friends stand lut as the finest examples of all-round American high school boys and girls.' 1 Jack Is a fine example of the all 'ound American high schol boy. Ho ns the sturdy qualities boys admire, nd his fondness for clean, honest port of all kinds will strike a chord )f sympathy among . athletic youths. The book is admirably Illustrated by Tames K. Bonnar. "THE RIVAL CAMPERS ASHORE," v Ruell Perley Smith, author of "The llval Campers Snriea," etc, illustrated v Louis L Gowing, published by L. C. Pnge & Co., Boston. For sale by Judd, $1.50. ;' Here is a book which will grip and snthuse every boy reader. It is he story of a party of typical American lads, courageous, alert and athletic. We have met the campers first 'on an island off the Maine coast, then on their prize yacht Viking, and now In an entirely new adventure. "The Rival Campers 'Ashore" deals with the adventures of the campers and their friends in and around the town of Benton. Mr. Smith introduces a new character a girl who shows them the way to art old mill, around which the mystery of the story re volves. The girl is an admirable acqui sition, proving as daring and resource ful as the campers themselves. "THE YOUNG TRAIN DISPATCHER" by Burton E. Stevenson, author of "The Young Section Hand," etc., Illustrated by A. P. Button, published by L. C. Page & Co., Boston. For sale by Judd, $1.50. Readers of "The Young Section Hand" are already acquainted with Allan West, the hero of this bookt who had worked only one year for the rail road Company, but had by his quick wit and grit saved the lives of several men, although endangering his own. As a reward for' his valuable services we see him in this first chapter of this book promoted to bo Office boy to the train-master,, a small position for a boy of eighteen, but Allan Isn't much older before he earns and receives another promotion. , The young hero has many chances to prove his manliness and courage In tho exciting adventures which befall him fn the discharge of his duty, and his friends will eagerly follow him through this book and await another sequel which promises to follow. 'THE DIAMOND KING AND THE LITTLE MAN IN GRAY." by Lily F. Wesselhoeft, illustrated from drawings iness fight in Chinatown. It should be settled amicably and In accordance with etlcuette." "We want the complainant to apol ogize," said the defendants attorney. "And we want the defendant to stop using the name of Rothschild," re sponded the complainant. "What?" queried the defense. "Stop ; using Ihe name Rothschild, which we have worn like a badge of honor all these years. and which rightfully be long to us? How am I going to give it up?" Several persons in the courtroom burst into ribald laughter, but the sol emn, owllike visages of S. Rothschild and S. Rothschild, who had to stand apart so that It might be seen which was which, changed not. The magis trate rapped for order. "This Is no joking matter," he said, "this matter of S. and 9. Rothschild. Let there be no more hilarity. "Now S. Rothschild the best advice I can give to you Is to take the hand of B. Rothschild and sink all your pet ty differences. Be the sober, serious minded gentlemen that you look. Go home anc make up." So, wjth this advice of Magistrate Walsh to guide them S. R. and S. R. Rothschild buried the hatchet and each went to his respictive undertaking shop to wait for another call. New York Evening Sun. by Clara E. Atwood, published by Lit tle, Brown & Co.. Boston. A fairy tale that is both new and good is something rare nowaday, and this fact lends additional interest to the anouncement of the "Diamond King and the Little Man in Gray." In setting her small heroine amid the elves, gnomes, and giants of a fairy kingdom, Mrs. Wesselhoeft has taken up a somewhat different line of juve nile literature from that of her other bocks, a line, howewr, in which she is no less successful than in the popular stories that have made her reputation as a favorite writer for children. In Harper's magazine for October Prof. Thomas R. Lounsbury exposes the fallacy of the notion that concise ness is in all cases a virtue: "The gospel of conciseness, like the gospel of silence, is proclaimed in hundreds of articles and books. Every one, however, little he himself follows its precepts, recommends them to his friends and charges disregard of them upon his foes. Now, conciseness is neither a good thing nor a bad thing In itself. Its value, like its appropriate ness, depends upon the subjsct upon the occasion, upon the audience ad dressed. But the success of its depends most of all upon the personality of the speaker. If terseness can be united with vigor of expression which con veys the idea powerfully to '.ho mind and with point which fixes it there, nothing can be more all-sufficient. Conciseness, then, has done its perfect work, ut to effect this result requires great ability, if not genius; and great ability, to say nothing of genius, . is very exceptional. On the other hand, when brevity is united with dullness as it is very apt to be It loses not , merely the power to influence and to inspire, but to inform. To be concise, without being bald and Jejune, is grant ed only to the higher order of minds. On the other hand, condensation, even when the matter is particularly valu able, is rarely entertaining. Intellectual fare can no more be made palatable by compression than can bodily. I'emml can is described as a food Intended to comprise the greatest amount of nu trition in the smallest space. It is use ful infact, invaluable on certain oc casions and in certain places. But no one is -likely to choose it as" a regular article of diet, still less to entertain his friends with Jt at a feast." In the World To-day for October James Westfall Thompson tells how tho wine trade of. France has been ruined by artificial wine: "It is sugar that has killed the wine trade of France. Within limits the use of sugar in wine is legal. The wine of the early vintage in many of the de partments is green and weak in, alco hol, averaging from six to eight de grees, but it can be fortified. Five kilos of sugar per hectoliter will make the green wine similar1 to that of the later vintage. If the practice of using sunar were confined only to tho early vint age there would be" little complaint, but it Is not. The later vintage is dilut ed with water and treated with sugar, and enormous quantities of the poorer wine are bought up, doctored and put upon the market at a low price. But this condition -la liojt the' worst An ingenious chemist had discovered that with the aid of sugar an artificial wine could be produced' very cheaply. Two hectoliters of sugared water alcoholized to ten degrees arid properly treated J with tartaric acid, tannin, glycerine and so forth, will make a wine' which will return twenty francs to the man ufacturer. Another! way Is to mix a hectoliter of Algerian' wine, which is heavy 4n alcohol (18-14 degrees) and costs 15 francs in Paris, with other in gredients, so that thrae hectoliters ot wine are produced at a cost of thirty five francs, or eleven francs', eighty centimes per hectoliter. This is sup posedly a good wine, having 10 degreet, of alcohol. In contrast with-this cost, compare that borne by the simple Vineyard man who Is trying to sell his product in Paris. Unless he can sell his wine at eighteen frafics he loses mon ey." Robert Kennedy Duncan, author of "The Chemistry of Commerce," pub llshed by the Harpers, is professor of Industrial chemistry In the University of Kansas. Ho is a brother of Norman Duncan, the novclint. author of "The Cruise of the 'Shining Light.'" Prof. Duncan was born in Brant.ford, Can., In 18C8. He was graduated with first class honors in chemistry and physios from the University of Toronto, and was afterward fellow in chemistry of Clark University and the University of Chicago. He was for some years pro fessor of chemistry at Washington and Jefferson college, but relinquished that position to accept a chair in the Uni. versity of Kansas. He has Invented several processe in the handling of phosphorous, glass, and other things The McClure Company are just is suing a volume of stories dealing with Western life by O. Henry, , en titled "Heart of the West"; "The Blazed Trail," by Stewart Edward White; a volume of narrative sketch es, entitled "Old Indian Days," by Dr. Charles A. Eastman; a book for very young people by the sister of Kate Douglas Wlggin, Nora Archibald Smith, "The Adventures of a Doll"; "Wine, .Women and Song," an essay on the mediaeval Latin student's drinking songs, by John Addington Symon'ds; "The Soul Market," a book describing the work of a woman in the slums of London, by Olive Chris tian Malvery; three volumes In a se ries of travel books, the "English Countryside Series." "Days in Corn wall," by C. Lewis Hind, "Through East Anglla on a Car," by J. E. Vin cent; "Round About, Wiltshire,;' by A. G. Bradley. A. C. McClure & Co., will shortly publish a book by Horace Fletcher entitled "Optimism the Remedy," with a forewood by William Dana Or cutt of the University Press. ' Among the Fall books of the Neale Publishing Company is "Southern Au thors In Poetry and Prose," a collec tion of biographical and critical es says, with, selections from the authors treated, by. Mrs. Kate Alma Orgain. The volume is a part of the Neale se ries of critical books relating to Southern literature. Following E. Phillips Oppenheim's new novel, "A Lost Leader," Little, Brown & Co., are publishing a new story from the pen of Fred M. White, another popular English author, enti- tied "The Nether Millstone." Mr. White is the well known author of ','The Crimson Blind," "The Slave of Silence," and "The Midnight Guest." His latest story, "The Nether Mill stone," displays his signal ability as a deft weaver of plot ,ind counterplot which led the critics to hail him as "one of the Princes of Fiction." Dr. William Henry Winslow, author of "Southern Buds and Sons of. War," which the C. M. Clark Publishing Company of Boston are bringing out this fall, is of New England birth, and entered the Annapolis naval academy in 1858. He fought through the Civil war, and retired as junior lieutenant in 1865. After leaving the navy he took up the study of medicine, and was a practicing physician in Phila delphia for over 25 years. He is the author of "Cruising and Blockading," "The Sea Letter," and a medical work. "Southern Buds and Sons of War" is a military novel of the clos i.ng year of the war. It describes slave 1 life on tho Plantations and social life in the captured cities of the South at j the time of Sherman's march to the 1 sea. "Glenwood" Is the title of a new i novel by Anna Katharine Whiting, which the same publishers are bring ing out next month. This week Doubleday, Page & Com pany will publish "In High Places" by Dolores Bacon; and "Fiji and Its Possibilities," by Beatrice Grlmshaw. Lucca della Robbia's lovely bas relief, "The Singing 'Boys," has been chosen as the cover decoration of "Hymns Every Child Should Know," Published by Doubleday, Page & Co. The old Robbia blue frames the bas relief and makes a most appropriate and artistic setting." Selma Lagerlof's popularity as a novelist was fully proved at the recent festival at Upsala, Sweden, where she was crowned In the cathedral as the country's favorite author. Her new book, "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils" Is to be brought out by Double day, Pago & Company, October 17. Over 30,000 c&ples of this book were sold in Sweden the month of its pub lication. It describes the adventures of a lad of fourteen who abuses an elf and in punishment Is turned into one himself, such a tiny edition of an elf ( that his little brothers in fairy land aro able to avenge themselves Upon him, which they do to their hearts' content. , The story Is writ ten with all Miss Lagerlof's charming spirit and originality. It Is translated by the author's friend, Selma Swans- ton Howard and is Illustrated by Mr. Wm. R. Heartt. Messrs. A. S. Barnes & Company, publishers of "Mr. Pratt," "The Old House," "Partners of the Tide," and "Cap'n Erl," by Joseph C. Lincoln, an nounce that these books have taken a firm hold on the Middle and Far West. The orders received from that part of the country are very encouraging. It proves that the quaint Yankee wit and shrewd philosophy of the Old New England natives is recognized and highly appreciated by readers in the other States far away from the coast y : .. The sixth American edition of "The New Knowledge," by Prof. Robt. Ken nedy Duncan, published by A. , S. Barnes & Company, Is now in press. This large success Is very gratifying, especialy as it Indicates that the gen-,. eral publio docs not hesitate to ac quaint itself with Science, when writ ten in a popular style. ' Mr. Charles Edward Rich has writ ten another book for boys, called, "A Voyage With Captain Dynamite." It is to be khown as the big juvenile for 1908, and is the second look in the "big juvenile series," published by A. S. Barnes & Company. Messrs. A, S. Barnes & Company, publishers of "Esperanto In Twenty Lessons," report that at the meeting of the third Esperanto Congress held at Cambridge, England, recent y, the general opinion of the heads of the congress was that the universal lan guage has gained ground in the society circles, Princess Victoria of Wales is enthusiastic about" it, and often can verses with Charles Knoll v in Esper anto when there are roy.-il servants aboutAt Cambridge, England, it Is stated, the policemen have taken It up and have learned enougn In throe weekB H understand and speak the language. i Mr. Charles Battel! Lwrnis, author of "A Bath in an EnglUn Tuli," ".Mln rva's Maneuvers," etc., published by A, S. Barnes & Company, is traveling in Ireland. His pubiinhers think that poSslbl iltBK will lie "A Ruth in an Irish TV.b" In ihe near future. Appleton's for October has as fol lows: Illustration to accompany "The Younger Set," by G. C. Wiltnhurst, frontispiece; Record Mountain Climb ing in the Himalayas, by Fanny Bul lock Workman, illustrated hy. photo graphs; "The Haymarlcet and After wards," hy Charles Edward Rns-'ell, il lustrated by photographs; "Tw.i Right Bowers," a story, by, William P-ler Ashley; "Popples," a poem, by Archi bald Sullivan; Kenesaw Mountain Landls, Judge, by John T. McCutcheon, ilustrated with cartoons by the autho.'; "A High Financier," a story, by Por ter Emerson Browne, tl'.ustra'-.ed by Wallace Morgan; "The Anchor," a poem, by Aloysius Coll; "Besides Bul lets," a story, by Hugh Johnson, il lustrated by A. Methff.ssel; Life in an Under-River Tunbel Tube, by A. W. Rolker, illustrated by Edwin )i. Cnild; My Experiences During the Siija of Paris. II. The Siege Ends tnd I Escape from the City, by Sarah Bernhardt, II lustrated with photographs--; Walt Whitman's Views, by Horace -Tr.au bel, illustrated with photograph; " Th: Looting of Korea, by U-jrner .13. Hu bert, illustrated with phftgrap.n; "The Younger Set," a Korial stor.v chapter X to Conclusion, by R.-bert W. Chambers, illustrate?! by :. C. wiimshurst; "The Dying Tree, a poem, by Walter Matone; Hazing in Wall Str,eet, by W. . Nicholas, illus tratea by sewell Collins; " Need," a poem, by Aldis Dunbar. In the October number ol the Met ropolitan magazine, "Tho Aouth and Its Problems," by A. W. Dim clc, tal.es up the commercial and s.iial condi tions south of Mason and Wen s liiie "The Keystone of Power," by Ches- man A. Kerrick, furnishes an illustra tion of how education meaJurDs the power of a nation. "Our Other Race Problem," is by Day Allen Willey. This month's installment of "Tho Mexican War," follows Scott's advance into the valley of Mexico. "The Water Wclf of Inland Seas" is an out-nf-door article by. Louis Rhead. The fiction in cludes: "A Breton Love Story," by Horace Annesley Vachell; "A Btb;ir to Cheer." by Ian Macdaren; "Those Who Cared," by . .Capt. . Frank 13. Evans; "The Obi Charm of Bimb )." by George Wetherill Earle, Jr.; 1 "Thj New Boss," by A. M. Chishold; "Jim mie Hogan," by Robert Alexander Wason; "Bread Upon the Waters," by Earl Derr Biggers, and "The Tale That Wouldn't Do," by Leonard Merrick. Everybody's for October has a strik ing cover in white and scarlet to ad vertise their leading article, "The Key stone Crime," by Owen Wlstcr. This Is the first nnmnrehensive storv Of the scandalous cost of Pennsylvania's new capitol to appear, and in telling it Mr. Wlster proves himself as successful a. publicist as he is a novelist. There is the usual number of read- able articles in the October number, notably "Celebrating a New Ireland,." by Maude L. Radford, a suggestive ac count of the Exhibition at Dublin, and 'The Miracle-workers," Dy nenry Smith Williams, giving some of the amazing recent achievements in indus trial chemistry. Hartley Davis offers some interstlng figures , in "The Busi ness Side of Vaudeville," Leroy Scott relates the dramatic experiences ofa woman revolutionist in Russia, and Charles E. Russell, in this month's in stallment of his series, "Where Did You Got It, Gentlemen?" resumes flis study of the career of Thomas F. Ryan. The seven stories in the October number are all cf exceptional quality, and among the writers are Charles G. D. Roberts, Parker .H. Fillmore, George Hlbbard, Bert Leston Taylor, Mary Stewart Cutting, and Bessie R. Hoover. '. With the October number McClure's enters the lists of the fifteen-cent Magazines, and the tables of contents appears to , Justify the advance, even though the magazine was an excep tionally good one before. After a break of two months Ellen Terry , resumes her delightful memoirs. Prof. Muehs- terberg has an article on "The Third Degree," which points to the legal 'and medical possibilities of experi mental psychology, Cleveland Moffet's "Winning the First International Ba loon Race," tells of the' triumph of a young American with "a second-hand balloon." The latest instalment of Mrs. Eddy's life by. Miss Milmine throws more light on tho methods which made for the success of this remark able woman than any thing that has gone before. In fiction the number is remarkably strong. - Edwin A. (Abbey has made three fine pictures for the opening article In the .October' Harper's, illustrating Arthur Symons' critique of Shakes peare's "Trolius and Cressida." jv the same number , William NIcholsoVi has a striking-picture in color .of a Morris dancer accompanying an arti cle on May-day dances in Old. Eng land by Max Beerbohm. Charles Ed ward Russell writes- about Burmah and the Irrawaddy River; The de lights of motoring in Spain are hu morously described by Louise, Closser Hale In "The Manana Habit." An ar ticle of striking Interest is "The Bible in Four Hundred Tongues," by W. G. Fltz-Gerald. There are seven short stories. In the Broadway Magazine for Oc tober: "Needed: A Greater , American Navy," Edwin Wildmnn; "The N'jxt American i Cardinal," William Allen Johnston; "Work and Play v in the Ghetto," Adolph Danzlger; "Rapid Transit In Great Cities," Fred Gilbert Blakeslee. ' Well known writers who are repre sented in the Red Book Magazine (Chi cago) for October by examples of their best work are Marion Ames Taggart, Elizabeth Banks, Inez Haynes Giii- more, Edwin A; Start, Lucia Chamber lain, W. A. Frazer and Owen Oliver. Especially valuable is Mr. E. Raipn Estep's article, "The How and Why of Motoring." 1 ' ; j The concluding chapters of Archibald ClavCTlng Gunter's novel; ' Prince Karl," which has Interested many readers, appear In the October number of Gunter's Magazine. In addition ,to this feature there are a number, of bright' stories by popular writers. There is also an Illustrated article by Herbert Vanderhoof, entitled "The New Neighbor," dealing with Canada's far west, The Home Publishing Co., New York. The Popular Magazine; for October comprises a wealth of good literature, eerlals and short stories. From , the pen of Bertrand W. Sinclair comes the novelette for this number, "Raw Gold," a tale of the great northwest. "The Dead One," also a complete novel, is by IA. W. Chishxilm. The various serial features of the number are continued. "An Alias From Burke's,"' by George Bronson-Howard, marks the return of Yorke Norroy, that popular character. The Womans' Home Companion (New York) 'for October is primarily a fashion wimber, n6t that the other regular departments are slighted in the least, nor that the fiction is in any way below the excellent standard the Woman's Home , Companion has set for itself. Grace Margaret Gould, the fashion editor, has done more than any other one person to make this Oc tober issue interesting and helpful, con tributing, as it does, page after page of attractive and practical designs for fall and winter costumes. A particu larly novel and helpful page gives pho tographic illustrations of the newest 'lk,?, fabrics and trimming; another shows the new hats, going into detail as to shapes and coWrs. There are still others of waists and lingerie. This month's number of, Uncle Re mus' Magazine is adorned, as to Us cover, with a portrait of "The Mobile Girl," of which that city should be proud. Emery Pottle, Carolyn Wells, Seumas MacManus, Frank L. Stsnton, and the genial editor, Joel Chandler Harris, lth other congenial spirits contribute plenty of southern good cheer to the .number. Don Marquis has in ti.s department, "A Glance In Passing," some shrewd comments oa matters of current interest, and "The Open-House," of which Mary B. Bryan! is the custodian. also contains much! that is worth the reading. ' . ! The, October number of the People'.! Magazine contains a smart complete . cBeIle Manlaiss, ...entitled! Ropes of Sand." The characters in this story are all American, and the! action takes places in the middle west' and in Mexico. "The Mate of th: .Cora Bouker" is 'an account, by W P Ph'n !0 a. flCtltIous Bea tr'P Philadelphia to New York. Jay Hardy I who is the author of "Donaldson Upi knows horses and 'knows also th1 ways of horsy people. Alex Irvine i has a story of slum life in New York 1 which is worthy of attention. 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