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'?Gen. Joseph Wheeler and the Army
of Tcnnf??rr." 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 States. "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? structions." 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 ? ,-T*-?5-i To Keep the Face Fresh, Clear, Youthful (National Hygienic Review.) More important than the cosmetic rare of the complexion i? its physical care. To keep the lace clean, fresh, youthful, there's nothing better than common mercolized wax. It absorbs the soiled or failed worn- j btit skin particles. Using cosmetics simply add* nnwholesomcness the complexion. That's (he difference-. By all means, at quire the mercolized w.r. habit. It's so easy to ?et an ounce of the wax at the druggist's, apply at night like told cream and wash it on next morning. There's no detention indoors, the old skin coining off so gradually no one suspects you're ii-iiif! anything. When in a week or two the alluringly youthful, roselikc under s!:in U fully in view?well, you won't want, or need, a make-up complexion after that. l or obstinate wrinkle-, a face hath j made by dissolving an ounce of saxolitc i in a half pint, witch hazel, surpasses mas* j iage eicam for res?lts. Hamilton Watch every man and woman needs, The Hamilton is a Truly Dependable Watch W e've been selling watches a Ions time, and know just the qualities necessary to justify that word?dependable. Wc should be c.lad to show you our line of Hamilton Watches?wc believe the be at Watch in ;nc world at the price? $15.00 and up. Smith & Webster Time Specialists, 612 East Main Street. ?????HHanaflBsi ?MM? 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 versatile pair. 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- ! llnmson. j "The Itegulntlon ol Municipal I tin ties." 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 regulated.1 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 i Whltten. 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 never-to-be-forgotten Conversation, 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, "Polite Flirren." 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 life. j ??A Broken Bondage,*' By Nancy Keen Brown. The Box burgh Publishing Co . of Boston. Jl.iO postpaid. ' 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 t rayed. Throughout, the workings out of the plot bear the impress of originality, and the story Is told in a perfectly Facts A Face Rctenoid. L adies Delight. A Ftcrkle Remover. B loaches the Skin. A labasterlike Kffect. S mooth, velvety skin. T onic for Face Muscles. R ejuvenates Your Youth. O f Croat Beautifying Power. 1. ovclier Facial Appearance. "ALABASTROL" In the last two months wc sold 1 2 packages of Alabastrol. Why? Because it is the the tno,t perfect production of its kind on the market, universally in? dorsed by users. Removes Freckles, Sun? burn. Tan. etc. Allays chafed skin and is the Ideal Combination (ream and Powder None give that soothing, cool? ing feeling as Alabastrol, and whose use ? i- <-o much appreciated. It acts em the f.,. e not unlike a refreshing, < ooling spring morning. We guarantee it to be satisfac? tory in every respect. Mailed to your home in generous -.i/c ; . agci and in plain wrapper for S0ccn"t9 fcilver. No Samples. The Siloron Mfg. Co.. .Pueblo, Colorado. Malt Order? Filled at Advertised Prices Women's Tailored Suits REDUCED $16.95 to $19.75 SUITS, $ 9.98 $20.00 to $27.75 SUITS, $15.95 $30.00 SUITS, $23.98 All new this season, with a pleasing diversity of styles in each price group, ranging from plain tailored models to suits that are more or less elaborately trimmed. The fabrics include Serges, Whipcords. Mixtures and Shep? herd's Checks in all the season's shades. All sizes in each group, the $23.98 lot including misses', regular and outsize?. Each suit a perfect example of a "MOSBYMADE" gar? ment at its best. New Silk Dresses, $18.75, were $22.75 l our dollars clipped from the price of a handsome^ silk frock made and finished in the approved Mosby way. I'.ordered Foulards, Changeable and Plain Taffetas. Pon? gees and the fashionable Silk Serge, the latter in navy blue \\ t '? white stripe. Beautifully trimmed with shadow lace: net yokes. Re mcmber, these dresses arc new, in the season's newest shades and combinations and well worth the original price of $2J.j?. $15 New Silk Dresses, $12.98 Plain and Striped Taffetas and Striped Mcssalines in blue, black and brown : lace cuffs and lace yoke. A bargain at $12.98. $12.75 Silk Dresses, $9.98 t Changeable and Plain Taffetas in navy, brown and black. Quite a variety of styles. Some of the dresses have a large one-side lapel and trimmed with ball fringe: others have a shadow lace yoke and are trimmed with braid. Embroidered Voile Waists; Special Prices $5.00 Value, $3.98 || $10.00 Value, $6.98 Made of a very tine quality while voile trimmed in Irish crochet and beading; hand embroidered, Some in colors; 1 Hitch neck style. There's been nothing daintier seen this season at the price. IMPORTED WHITE WAISTS with a ratine collar, pep him effect, trimmed with Venise lace, Vandyke style; very handsome?$12.75. Children's Dresses for Summer Ginghams and Percales as low ^ 49c, 59c and 69c, and from these prices up to the handsome voile and lingerie gar? ment'- at $i9-5? Y011 can get any size from 3 to 17 years and about all Styles. We pride ourselves upon keeping this department as com? plete in every way as that of any other in this section of the More. Natural Color Linen Skirts Medium and heavy weight; plain panel back, buttoned down the side, $2.50, $3-5? "P t? $8.98. A Great Sale of Cotton Dress Goods Desirable in weave, weight and shade. All new and all under price. Bargains in the May Sale. 50c LINEN RAMIE, 38c yard?Yard wide, all pure linen, oyster white. 25c and 29c WOVEN COLORED TISSUES, 17c yard? 27 in. and 32 in. wide, in cheeks, stripes and plaids; every wanted color. 25c FINE WOVEN STRIPE MADRAS, 15c yard?white grounds with colored stripes, in lavender, light blue, pinks and black and white: 36 inches wide: fast colors. 40c IMPORTED WHITE PIQUE, 29c yard?27 inches wide, large cords, for women's and misses' suits and skirts. $1.50 ENGLISH LONGCLOTH, $1.10 piece?Good firm cloth, with chamois finish; 12 yards to the piece. Made by the King Phillip Mills. 35c FINE IMPORTED WHITE ENGLISH BATISTE, 45 inches wide, ige yard. 59c ENGLISH EFLURE COTTON VOILES, floral pat? terns, 27 inches wide, 22c yard. $1.50 White Pique Skirts, $1.25 We'll mir- our guess if you don't say these are the nicest looking and best wearing White Skirts at $1.25 you've ever put on. Panel back, side front, trimmed with pearl buttons; pocket in front?a handy place to carry car tickets, etc. Other WHITE PIQUE SKIRTS, $1.69, $2.98 up to $7.98. Two Good Specials in Crepe De Chines 49c yd, worth 75c || 69c yd, worth $1 The 49c Silk is in black only, and the 69c Silk in black, light blue, maize, navy and pink. Both grades. 23 inches wide and both exceptionally desira? ble values. Your inspection i- invited to-morrow morning. Wash Silks, Very Close Prices fast colors. Tub Taffetas, All the newest and latest 20 inches wide, 3gc yard. 24 inches wide, 59c yard; worth 85c. 32 inches wide. $1.00 yd. Our 36-inch CHANGEABLE CHIFFONS at $1.00 and $1.50 yard are out of the ordinary both in the quality of the silk and in the variety and desirability >>f the color combina? tions both in light and dark effects. hirting stripes 32 inch $1.29 yard. 32 inch Tub Crepes, $1.59 yard; worth !>2.oo. Fashion Says Cream Serges During the. present season Cream Serge will be one of the leading fabrics in the making of Smart Tailored Suits and Coats. Especial attention j- called t" our display of Cream Suitings in twilled, basket and fancy weaves, both plain and striped effects, 59c, 75c, $1.00. up to $2.75 yard. Our 54-inch BLACK VOILE at $1.50 yard i- an especially good value. Ji is a fabric specially suited for the present style of skirl ; very crisp and will not wrinkle. Another very desirable fabric f<?r one-piece dresses is our ALL-WOOL HENRIETTA, 42 inches wide, $1.00 yard. All the best shades, such as navy, brown, Copenhagen, etc. New Millinery; Special Announcement Miss Cunningham, who is now in New York, has just noti? fied us that she will be ready with a Special Showing of Trimmed Hats for Summer Wear Tuesday Morning, May 14 Special Values in Muslin Underwear An I "special values'' here mean all thai the words imply? lowcr-than-tisual prices combined with excellent materials. The garments will all stand the double test of wear and laundry. GOWNS, 50c. 69c, 95c, $1.19; worth up to S_\oo. CORSET COVERS, 25c, 50c, 69c, 89c, 95c, S1.29; worth vi 1 > to Si.50. DRAWERS, 69c, 95c. $1.19; worth 89c to $2.2^. COMBINATION GARMENTS, special values^ $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50. PRINCESS SLIPS. Si.25, $1.50. $2.25 up to $5.00. CHILDREN'S CAMBRIC DRAWERS, sizes 4 to 14 years, 25c to 39c CHILDREN'S NIGHTGOWNS. 50c, 75c, 89c and $1.25. CHILDREN'S WHITE.SKIRTS, sizes 4 to 12 years, 25c and 50c. _ $1.50 All Linen Pillow Cases $1 pair Made of Rood heavy round thread linen free from dressing, spoke hemstitched; 45x36 inches and laundered ready for use. A special price for the May Sale. 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, bay. j 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? tone cuts. "Marcus. A Ion/? 11?nun. .Ills Tulle and Work." 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 pie. 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. '?Unclothed." By Daniel Carson Goodman. Mitchell Kenncrly, <>f New York, publisher, $1.30 net. 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.