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'?Gen. Joseph Wheeler and the Army
By .'nhn Witlicrsponn DuBose. The
N-.iio Publishing Company, of Now
York. ?3.00 not.
The Inscription of th's book says It si
a memorial to General Joseph Kggle
rston Johnson. C. S. A., to General
Joseph Wheeler, tho chief ot cavalry,
and to the officers and mem'oers of
Wheeler's Corps, including four broth
, rs of the author that enlisted <n that
corps?Lieutenant James Henry DtlBose
and private Eugene Di.Bose, killed in
battle; Private Francis Marlon Du
Bosi, who died In a military hospital,
and Private Nicholas Williams Du- I
Bjse, survivor of the War between the
"a background" preceding the first
< pter presents a union of mulllfy
Ing Stntcs opposed to a confederation
of seceding States, quotes the views
find opinions ot George Mason, of
Houston, and contrasts Mr. Davis and
Mr. Lincoln thus; 'Mr. Davis wag a
welcome great man. With his advent
the people shouted with .toy. Mr. Lin?
coln win universally doubted in the
North and was accepted simply as an .
? xperlmeiit, that must, under, the con- j
dltions, b? given a trial."
in referring to sedviee rendered the '
Confederacy by its cavalry, the author I
:s of the opinion that "tho mounted
arm of the Confederate service re- |
presented with historic emphasis the j
peculiar military capacity of the |
Southern people." lie illustrates tho I
truth of what he has to say by citing
Instances?the ability of 'ieneraj John?
ston to come to the rescue of lleaure
gard and save him from impending
defeat through the leadership of Gene?
ral Stuart "with a regiment or two
'?f raw. half-armed cavalry." The au?
thor says further that Bragg's retreat
from Kentucky the next yean
was ra'fely covered by the 3,ooo caval-,|
ry of General Wheeler's command,
that General Van Dorn some months,
later burned the stores accumulated
at Holly Sprlngi by General Grant and I
compelled Granl to abandon his in- i
vasion of the plantation region of 1
..Usslsslppi and Alabama and rettirn to :
Memphis, Tennessee; thru General
Stuart utterly defeated Pleaiantbn's |
cavalry at-Beverly's Ford alter tho
battle of Chancellorsvlllo and enabled
l.ee to cross the Potomac Blver undis?
turbed; that Morgan's raid into Ohio
arrested the march of the Federal
forces into Bast Tennessee and gave
Bragg time to fight at Chlckamauga;
that Forrest struck Smith's picked
lorce of cavalhy at Okolona, Miss.,
and with legs than half its numbers
drove it pell-mell back to Memphis
In February ,.f 1SCI; that In June of]
the Same >ear Hamilton struck Sheri?
dan at Trcvlllan Station Louisa county
..ad brought Sheridan's expedition'
to join Hunter at Lyinhburg.
Vo , to a close. so that Sheri?
dan reported to Grant, "1 regret
my Inability to carry out your In?
The author quotes from a letter
written to Halleck by Sherman, In
Which tin- latter said: The yotiug j
idoods of the South, sons of planters, i
til.- lawyers about town, good bil?
liard players and sportsmen, men who
never did work and never will?war
suite them.anil the rascals are brave,
line riders and dangerous SUbjeots in
every sense. They are the best
cavalry in the world."
In so far as General Wheeler's cartel
is concerned Mr. DuBosa outlines Inj
brief the- incidents of his birth, line- ]
aye ami education. Which was llnlshcd
at West Point and destined him fori
the Hailed States Army: his rcslgna- j
tlon whsn Georgia withdrew from tho
Ctiion. his experiences in Pcnsacola
lind Mobile and his baptism of j
tire oil the Held of Shiloh j
and tiio beginning ?f his ,!,-|
reer In August of isr.L'. when, with I
:..:l. n much worn and Jaded, he made
a successful raid Into West Tennessee
in rear of Halleck at Corinth.
'itlnr chapters deal with the Ken?
tucky and Murf rccsboro campttlgns, tho
Horse Marine expedition end Dover,!
tie. Streight raid, the Sholbyvillo light,
to.- evacuation of Tennessee, the Chick- |
iiinauga campaign, th? Scquotchle Val?
ley raid, the KnOXVlllC and DllltOn-At-I
lunta campaign and thai of Hood at
Atlanta, coming before Whealer's last |
raid* and the destruction *?:' Hood's j
army, soon to be followed by the down?
fall of the Confederacy, a chapter is ?
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devoted to a sketch or General Joseph
K. Johnston, In which u high tribute
Is paid to this great soldier. Tho
author In referring lo the wounding
of general Johnston at tho beginning
of McClellan's attack on Hlchmona
s;i;s that in the moment of return?
ing consciousness Johnston inqtiir>d
for a Revolutionary sword his father
had given him and a pair of revolvers,
a present to hint from tho inventor,
Colt. To a young courier volunteer
who sought ami found these relies
Johnston presented tho pistols. In tho
winter at CentrcViUo, General Johnston
l iw tho colonel of a regiment going
out to the picket line without a wator
proof. He Jmmodlataly handed him a
coat, saying that he had two.
The book ends with the text of ]
General W heeler's farewell address to
his Soldiers, written from Cavalry
Corps Headquarters, April St>, 1S65- j
Afterwards General Wheeler was ar- ,
?? st< .1 near Washington, Georgia, taken 1
north with -Mr. Davis and Mr. Stevens
and kapt In solitary confinement at
Fort Delaware. After some mouths'
imprisonment lie w as released by the I
order of the Secretary of War. Mr.
DuBose's book is wrlttsn from the'
vantage of intimate personal acquain?
tance with General Wheeler and a
correspondence with him that extended
through y.-ars. Ills former biography,
? Life and Times of Vancey" estab- '?
Halted a standard that leads the reader
to expect in his book on a sroat sol- .
dicr-leader and a great army Just
what hi has given, a true Conloder
ate story worthy of the man about
whom it is written.
??The Guests of llercule?."
By C. X. and A. M. Williamson.
Doublcday. Page & Company, of Oar- 1
den City. N. Y.
The scene in this book Is Monte 1
Carlo, and the rich color Illustrations
t y .\. Bucklund and M. L. Brueker do
full justice to the enchanting scenery
about, tiie famous resort. The bO'-'k Is
declared by the publishers lo be one
of the most ambitious efforts of this
The heroine of the novel is mos;
attractively sketched in. She Is an
English girl, an orphan brous-t up at
a convent and Intended for a convent
life. At the last moment a legacy t
left the glli. whose name is Mary |
Grant, diverts tier 4rom her purpose
and decides her after destiny In an
entirely different way. She llrst leaves j
Hi.- onvent for the home ol an aunt i
in Bonden. Finding her aunt and con
sin totally uncongenial, however, and
desiring above all else to spend till',
winter in the south and visit Italy.
Mary Grant, utterly ignorant of trans?
gressing conventionality, started alone
on har Journey to Florence. But her:
lather had been a gambler she had
wild blood in her veins, and when she
met a party of English people bound
lor Monte Carlo, she loo left th> train
there and sought quarters at the Hotel
i'.e Paris, having enough money t>>
i hoosc her own quarters and follow
out her ow n whims.
T'ies? were, llrst of all. to buy her?
self such attire as she considered would
be proper for her lo appear in at the .
Casino. For she had decided to go
there and try bar fortune at the Cos- 1
ino tables. She went, was wonder?
fully successfully and, being young
and beautiful, her name was speedily
<>n every one's Up. r?li? was last be?
coming a habitue of the Play rooms
at the Casino and a great favorite
with the croupiers, when Bow. !n the j
person of the prince D;ll? i.'obbia,
stopped it. and love being stronger;
than anything else, Mary Orknt gave |
up the Casino to become a happy wife. !
of course tharc were complications. ,
Mary's name being the same as that'
of a former schoolfellow at the eon-'
vent, whi. hati gone seriously wrong,
Mur> had l softer for this girl's mis- .
doing. She had also to .-tiller severe- .
ly from the rapaclousncss of u mar- !
ried couple of adventurers whose ac- ,
qualntunco she had mistakenly made
when sn ? llrst left England. Being
altogether unsuspicious and generous
herself, she could not possibly com?
prehend the treachery and baseness
wttli which klndiiaas ar.d forbearance
uro sometimes repaid.
But at last Maty married her prince
und. Went "ith him into the desert,
far from the temptations and allure?
ments of such a world us that which
gathers at Monaco.
The story Is told with all the colar
in description and all the beauty In
imagery which render the Williamsons
such 'popular writers. The picture
of Mary's lasl duys at the Convent,
hi tiie shadowed garden where "the
three Marys'' of the school had played
together in Childhood; the satire upon
English society given by Mary's brief '
stay :n fog-enshrouded London; the
loveliness "f .Monte Carlo as it burst
upon Mary's vision and as iv. saw It i
afterwards Silvered by moonlight,)
crimsoned by da-wn. and languorous
under i ..? spell ,.t noon: the charm of
the hillside retreat of the cure, who
gave Mnrj bis blessing In the rose'
arbor of his garden, and the good)
work of Hie Protestant rector and his;
wife, moving like figures o.' mercy
amoung the human flotsam and Jes
sani thrown by fate in their way. All?
ot these thing?, separately und to- !
gtfthcr, help to render the book Just
what It Is, a novel of the romantic
class, with an individuality and powerI
that belong to whatever appears over!
the names dl C. N. and A. M. Wll- !
"The Itegulntlon ol Municipal I tin
Edited by Clyde Lyndon King. D. j
Appleon A Company, of New York and
London. II.to ii ? l
Tufa work covvrs the whola sub-:
Ject of municipal franchise, discussing
in turn the various problems. The ar- I
rangement I? such as to give the read- 1
er not only a clear view of the
I principles involved, but also a resume I
1 of Hie expel 'eliccs of dil'tcl ciit coin -
I munltlea in dealing win-, this question.:
First is taken up "The Need for,
Regulation" Inwhlch the author says:
"For tho protection of his nf0 and!
property from brute violence be ha-t ;
! H. aid of public agencies; but for the!
j advancement of this Hnancal phyS
call ate! moral well-toeing and happi?
ness he must depend upon the cfl1cl;n
cy ?,f prvate agencies. The urban
dweller Is. Ho re fore, more depend?
ent upon the degree of thoroughness
with which the:- private agencies
ne regulated, than he is upon the ef.
Ilelency of his city government proper.I
l-.i the Interest of his well-being!
these concerns' must be thoroughly
Then follow chapters on "Municipal
Ownership versus Adequate Regula-'
tion," "The Minneapolis <;.is ,-t ttlc
mant: A Typical Struggle for a.City's
Bights" by Stile? P, Jones; "fVnhchiae
Essentials;.rim SMhtdlngScali) Me?
thod o BegUlallon as Applied to Oils
Companies In Mussachtisells" b% Edgar
K, Wrlghtlngton "is a liuflonni n,,..,;..,
possible- lor Telephone Bale*.'" by
l'ruf. Duguld C. Juckson; "A Kapld
Transit Pulley for Greater Now York"
by Dr. Mllo lt. Maltbio; "Elements of
u Constructive Franchise Policy" by
Dr. Delos F. WtlCOX; "Suggestions
for a Mattel street ltutlway Franchise'
by Drs. YVllcox 11114 Peters.
Under tho gcncru! hettdlns of "Reg
uluiiou Through Municipal Utility Com?
missions" there tire chapters on "The
Need for Public Utility Commissions; ?
-The Board of Public Utilities ot Dos
Angeles" by lion. Lewis R. Works.
Tho Utilities Commission of Kansas
' Coty, Missouri" by Jacob A. Karr.eld;
1 und "Tho St. Louis Public Service
, Commission'' by Hoger N. Baldwin.
Part fourth, under thegenorad head
! tug of "Regulation Through Stute I'ub
j He Utility Comniisions" takes up
"State versus Municipal Utility Com
' missions;" "Uniform Accounting:
; Its Needs and Besulls" by Edwin H.
jGruhl; "The Putillc Utilities Commis?
sion of Massachusetts" by Joseph B.
Eastman; "Tee Wisconsin Public
i Utilities Commission" by Hon. B. 11,:
Meyer; and "The Public Service Com
i miss'ons of New York" by Hon. T. M.
lOsborne, CJ. It. tirant, and Dr. Hobt. 11.1
In summing up Dr. King says: "For
I thS sake of emphasis and in order
! to point the way clearly to a solution
j of our gravest municipal problems. It
I will be well to state In conclusion the
I elements that are vitally essential to
an udeu.uats constructive policy for j
the regulation of municipal utilities."!
"The tlrst essential is the creation
of public utility commissions wth
full and complete regulation powers
Only where thsre is full power can |
there be uncscapablo responsibility,
.1 only where there is unescapable
ponstblllty Is there adequate motive'
for efficiency of the kind needed in
utility regulation. Not only should
the commission have complete powers
and unquestioned autonomy, but Its
salaries should be largo und Its tenure
reasonably long. The second vital need
is that this commission should be
isolated and conspicuously rrsponsU I
ble. Another essential is that fran?
chises must bo drawn with special ;
thought for the protection alike of
the consumer, the serving company,
and the community.'
Dr. King has been signally success
ful in preparing a volume which will
be of widespread usefulness alike to
publicists, officials and Instructors. It
should serve to aid In a clearer com
prehension of the principles to be fol- j
lowed in tin- granting, control and
management of public utility fran?
chises and In guiding public sinti-l
ment on the subject along lines of a
sound public policy.
??A Child's Journey With Dickens."
By Kate Douglas Wlggin. I lough -
ton. Mlfflin Company, of Boston and
New York. 50 cents net.
A delightful contribution to the- lit- '
erattlre of the Dickens centenary comes
from Kate Douglas Wiggln, entitled j
"A Child's Journey With Dickens." It
was brought out by the dinner recent- ?
ly given In New York, at Which Mib.
Wlggin was one of the most applaud 3d
speakers. In her inimitable way she
tells of a meeting with Charles Dickens
when she was a slip of a girl Just
about as old as her own Itebecca of
Sunnybrook Farm, when the reader
first makes her acquaintance-. Heart?
sick at not having been taken to hear
Dickens read at Portland, sh:- found
herself the next day on the same train
kvlth this man who haei writt? :i tn
books that wore part of her very --xlst- 1
e-lice-. More wonderful still, she soon 1
found herself in the same seat with
tin great author, and then ensued the
artless on her part, amused and teiucheo '
on his, which is set down ut length
in the book. There Is a photogravure
portroll of Diekens and a fascinating]
miniature of Mrs. Wiggins as she
looked when this adventure took place,
By Arnold Bennett. George H. Doran
Company, of New York, $1.00 net.
The throe farces which comprise
this book deal with the domestic and
rettned crises which might develop in
any drawing-room. The tirst. "The
Stepmother," paints the triumphs and
sentimental tribulations of an over
successful lady-novelist. The s scond,
"A oo,| Woman," is a love medley, in
which the passionate temperature- Hilts
back andforlh bctweeh xero und bofl- j
ing-polnt. The third, "A Question ot;
s.-x," describes the momentous comedy
of tenderness and trifles which attend
the birth of an ordinary child.
Dumas once said that all he nieded
for a drama was four trestles, four
boards, two actors and a passion. "For1
myself." writes Arnold Bennett, "1
have dispensed with the trestles, boards ?
and passion, sine? none of thosa tilings
Is suitable to a elrawing-room." These I
three farces are droll caricatures of]
the polite happenings of tvery-day
??A Broken Bondage,*'
By Nancy Keen Brown. The Box
burgh Publishing Co . of Boston. Jl.iO
' A Broken Bondage" is a Southern
story of remarkable power and fascin
atl ii. The seen, Is laid In C.imdon, I
South Carolina, a town possessing in
t ?rest to all lovers Of history. The
characters Interwoven In the narra?
tive Impress one as something more]
than mere Imaginary creations; they
are all wjll sustained and fully por- j
Throughout, the workings out of the
plot bear the impress of originality,
and the story Is told in a perfectly
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Tuesday Morning, May 14
Special Values in Muslin Underwear
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natural styl? without a linn of studied
effect. Tho old time negro Is handled
with true South-in generosity.
J.al'ayett. Hall, where the story
opens, has been u spot of special m
t rest to tourists .Marlon Cameron, i
the heroine, a Southern iype. makes'
a sacritlce ot' happiness to save the I
liberty and honoi ..: her father, who,]
in a mad passion, struck a blow to
his bosom friend which", us hJ Is led
to believe, caused his death.
Herman Plctclied, the vllltt'll, works
a base scheme upon the knowledge
ho possesses of this difficulty, to force
Marion, the lo rem-, to wed h.'ril, She!
;uid bey futher llee the old hotr.e and
suffer many trials, but In the end the
unexpected happens with dramatic
force, and Iho v ilalirda brought to,
An intense lot r children, a purity i
of thought annd , strung moral radi-:
tttcd In over; lln of this highly In-;
torcsHng storj It is stilling, pleas?
ing an.i entertaining throughout The:
book Is full;, illustrated with half?
"Marcus. A Ion/? 11?nun. .Ills Tulle and
By Herbert i roly. The Macmillan j
Company, of \. e. york. S2-C0 net. j
?Foi more tliai twenty year.- Marcus,
st..,.,i for the business man In pol-|
Hies, and it I? Illcult for any one to i
understand tin McKlnloy era of pol It lea I 1
history In America without having a
definite knowledge of what Hahna
stood for and how ha went about to
Bet what he wanted. Mr. Croly In
.his book not only tells tho complete
?lory of Ilannu'h life, but in conjunc-1
tion with U he analysts the condl- ;
: tionii which made possible the excrclso
j of hli tremendous bower.
In preparing the material lor this I
biography a grtat deal ?f time and j
, car i waa spent In the attempt to make'
lit complete and nccurate, In the tlr.nl
I place an exhaustive collection Vyas
made ?f all documents bearing upon
Hanna'* ilf- und work, Including all
his available correspondence. Thj niu-1
torltil obtained from this source was
I not, howevir, of ths same value and
Importance that it frequently la in the
i case of prominent men. Mr. Hanna
I was a leader rather than a statt-:-man.
IThe most critical pan of hla work
was transacted by means of private
[personal conterencea, und an account 1
.Of his life would necessarily be very
Inadequate which was not based to '
1 .-soia.-' extent upon a knowledge of what
occurred at s">ne ot these conferences.]
1 In order to meet this need all of .Mr. j
n.uinn's associates in business ohd poi
IIlIch were Interviewed and statements
o.' their relations with Mr. Hanna ob?
tained. Mr. Croly has made It his main
object to prepare a Kood narrative. |
Mr. Hanna was .-. man of ac-|
lion, who was doing things all Ijls life
and whose career was a succession Oi
surprises not merely to the public, but
to his frlands and in himself. Ills
life affinds conseeiuently th> material
for a quick-moving story, and every
other nspeel of ii has been subordi?
nated In the attempt to brltiK out this
value. The book is not about Mr. llnn
| na's times or his associate, or BVen
'his opinions; It Is about the man and
Ith?: unfolding of Ins curt r.
Mr. 1 (anna's I'fo is considered by
!his biographer In regards to the pol
[itlenl campaigns in which lie took mi
(active nhars as well as In regard to
j his Interest in the Panama Canal, the
iCivic Federation, the labor problem
[ami the presidential nomination of i
>i9n.t. Mr. Croly gays that Mark Hanna
Introduced the phrase, "stand pat" in
to American politics, and stand-pat
tisai is usually ronsldorcd equivalent!
to a blind and rigid conservatism. '
This is precisely the kind <>t mind
which Mark llanna did not have.
The list of illustrations heightens '
tin- interest of the book and an index
adds greatly to its value.
'?South American Problems."
By Robert K. Speer. Student Vol?
unteer Movement, New York. 7."> cents
j net. . I
To all who ara Interested In the j
awakening I^itln American republics :
Mr. Speer'? hook, "South American
Problems," will he most welcome. Kol
lowing an account of. the discovery,
conquest and settlement of the conti-I
nent, there is the story of revolutions |
and tlie struggle for Indopend /.tee, and
Chapter II.' contains a wealth of in- j
formation concerning the remarkable j
commercial development of the more j
progressive republics, ih.: growth of
great cities, and attributes Ihi back?
wardness of certain republics to tho
character of tho governing.
On; finds an Instructive chapter on
the Indians, s'-tting forth their great
need, but based of necessity on con
jrcttire as to the number of thcsj poo
One finishes the reading of this time?
ly hook with a deep deslra to study
"South American Problems" carefully,
and with conviction that conditions
existing nmonK our near neighbors
must have our attention and tho best
rt m dy we can apply.
By Daniel Carson Goodman. Mitchell
Kenncrly, <>f New York, publisher,
Novels of modern lifo, so Calle I. sc 'in
too often to consider only one phase
i.f modern life, and that the emotional
phase. Such a criticism might justly
apply to Mr. Goodinar.'a book.
\Vhlla the world offers so much of
opportunity and good comradeship in
work-time and holiday-time, a dual
diary In which a man and a woman
air their introspective views and sen?
timental vagaries, bemoan their lack
of success and grow sordid amid a
sordid environment, Is too cheap an
appeal to Ih,- gallery to deserve
or demand applause.
Tho world demands a broader, satie.i
outlook than that, which is hero sup?
plied, and the demand of the w<>rld
establishes a standard to which fiction,
especially, must adjust itself.