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SOME LATE BOOK NEWS Edward S. Kills, one of the best living writer of boys' Juveniles, ha« Just completed two nice books, "A Hunt on Snow Shoes" a.'d "Th? Cruise of the Firefly." His fornvr works have met with tiuocess, and in these has reached a height of Interest, thrilling situa tions and adventures thnt he ha« never fturpnsfted In any of hts worka. "A Hunt on finow Shoes' 1 is full of hair raising episodes, and Is the story of the ltd venture of two boys, Clarence nnd Sidney Langdon, during their holidays. How they win o\n In a. race with a howling pack of wolves, elude a gi gantic bear, a moose hunt that ends In a chase by th#' moose, how they are enptured by a craay man, how Sidney falls down the ravine with a panther, how Clarence finds the den of a gang of desperadoes under a waterfall and what comes of It, are all adventures whtch no boy should miss. . ■ A Hunt on Snow Shoes by "Edward fl. Ellis. Chicago: The John C. "Winston Co. A fine new sehlen of five music read ers, graded, has just been Issued by the American nook Co. - They are called the "Melodic" course and are coincident with the same company's "Harmonic" course, each being planned to cover the field of music tuition, but In a different way. The awakening of the east is prov ing one of the most Important and In teresting problems 'In the history of civilization. Since tha discovery of America no one event has been more significant. The result of the Russo- Japanese war, on the one hand, and the rapid growth of the United States as a "world power," with Its eastern possessions, on the other, but intensi fy the profound import of this latest phase in the world's annals. While much has been ■written and said con cerning these eastern peoples, there yet remains a widespread Ignorance con cerning them. They have been alien for so many centuries that we of the west cannot seem to grasp their genius and spirit It remains for such books as "The Spirit of the Orient," by Prof. George William Knox, to explain many things hitherto dark. He does not view the orient with the cold aloofness of a "rank outsider;" but he displays j a sympathy and intimate knowledge al most native. -' Thus India with its ad mixture of religions and Jumbling of castes lls ■ revealed I from within out wardly—much as an East Indian him self would explain It. China and Japan, also,' are discussed in an easy, discurs ive way which yet throws. a flood. of light "upon them. ■ The Spirit of the Orient. By George William Knox. New, York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. . "Cupid's Middlemen," by Edward B. Leet, is a humorous book, not a "fun ny", book. It is a stirring story narrat ing the things that happened when the Middleman wrote his chum's love let ters. I The poets helped" the ■ good work along, but a- flery prospective father in-law and the nervousness of the dif fident lover upset the smooth running of events. : The path of true love be came unusually rough, but the delight ful ending chapters present the surpris es that straighten out the tangle. The moral of this book Is that a man should never try to help another man make love. .'John Olden is cited as an ex ample to give point to this moral. Cupld'B Middleman. By Edward B. Leet. New York: Copples & Leon. ' The author of "Up from Slavery," and the founder of Tuskegee institute, Booker T. Washington, has been ac customed to giving week-end talks be fore his students, on the most practical subjects possible. He does not deal with theories, ■ "but with facts which will , most assist his hearers in their struggle toward good citizenship. A recent series of these addresses, and one of the best, has been enlarged by the author, and now appears with the apt title of "Putting the Most Into Life." It is discussed under six heads, dealing with the physical, moral, spir itual, and racial aspects of the case. The discussions are broad-gauge, sen sible, and Inspired by that Intense de sire •to uplift which has caused the author himself to rise from the hum bler ranks to a position of commanding influence. Putting the Most Into Life. By Booker T. "Washington. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. •'. That interesting series, "Her Broth er's Letters," which were printed ser ially in a well known woman's period ical, is now available ln book form. The \ author's name Is not given, but they sound enough like the discourses of Edward "W. Bok to have been from his pen. They are nice, lady-like let ters, hardly masculine enough to come from any other man. In the main, \ their sentiments are good, though often prlgglshly extreme. The first one ln , velghs so bitterly— and even senseless ly, not to say morbidly — against de collette gowns that It ; may disgust some, who will thereupon read no more. But they Improve as they go on. Still, one can hardly, approve of a cad who tel^s tales on a ! rival in love, even though that rival be unworthy. Her Brother's Letters. .Anonymous. New York: Moffatt, Yard & Co. $1.25. "Success Nuggets." By Orson Swett Marsden. A unique little book. Is not given over to long-winded sermons on right living, or to discussions as to why some men succeed and others fail. Instead, it treasures up— as its title •' signifies— little nuggets, of thought mined out of the world's experience. As editor of Success, the author has specialized upon this one j theme until his view has come to be that of an expert; and the thoughts here chosen and classified by him are directed to- ward specific needs. Their force, also, jj will be increased by the striking way .! in ' which they are grouped. Success Nuggets, by Orson Swett '■Marsden. New York.: T. Y. Crowell &.Co. A, book to prize, to read, to keeri — that is "Famous Actors' Families in America." By Montrose J. Moses. If this work contained nothing more than the bibliography, It would be worth while, for the author has blazed a broad, clear trail in thethirty-flve final pages which it will be a delight for future writers to follow. This, how ever, Is but an indication of the schol arship and thoroughness found ln every page of the text proper. Not that Mr. Moses Is pedantic; he is- too seasoned a critic and too delightful an essayist to fall Into this rut. Instead, he has given live sketches and stories of the great actor. families' which have left lasting Impress on the stage of today. The book naturally begins with the Hooths, about whom many new facts are brought out. /Then come Illumin ating chapters on, the Jeffergons the ' R re^f\, the^ Bai P' more8 ' the Botherns. the Hollands, the Hacketts, the Wal lacks, the Bouclcaults, the Davenports ; and the Powers. Other noted ' names are dealt with In passing. Preceding each chapter with a genealogical table the author bat made an interesting presentation of the ancestry and con ' dltlona of . those of, . our ' distinguished stage folk who inherited their rights to theatrical honors, and have defended the heritage. 'Famous) Actor Families of America. By Mont. -ohm J. Moses. New York: T. Y. Crowell & Co. 'Scraggleß" win h little song spar row that Mr. George "Wharton James of Pasadena found weak, crippled and unable to fly. He took the. little . bird to his home and It became his constant companion, perching on h\» foot and nf-stllntj In Ma hand, while he was writing: hli'book "In and Opt of the Old Mis«lon« of California." The ded ication of that book led many people to write to the author fxprenslnn a desire to know, more of the atory of "Brmfrgles."' In this atory, which Mr. James tins now tenderly and faithfully told, la rlrsirrlhori an ununual Instance of a friendship between man and one of the tower animals. It was an old tradition of the Indians that birds and beasts once had a language similar to men's and conversed with them., Mr. James has tried to place ■ himself In the personality of the bird, letting It tetl the story, and has succeeded ad mirably. It Is a bright, wholeaome and winning tale and should create a new Interest In the songbirds. Scragglps. By Ogrge Wharton James. Boston : Little, . Brown . & Co. - Pottlcers' "Up-to-date • Houses" con tains 160 designs for houses "from $500 up. In. many of the designs a tyro could suggest Improvements, but some show taste, skill and artistic worth. New York: J. 8. Ogllvle Publishing company. 1 , <f \ • "Dreamthorp," Alexander Smith's "book of essays ■written ln the coun try," Is almost classic. Lovers of lit erature are Indebted to Mitchell Kon nerloy, the New York publisher, for a beautiful new edition of these essays, with a fine biographical and critical Introduction by John Hogbon. The book Is artistically a fit chalice for' the beautiful thoughts It contains. In "What's Next? or, Shall a Man Live Again?" Clara Spauldlng Bills has compiled answers by 200 great Americans to her queries as to the soul's Immortality. In this day, few doubt a future state; to all who do, this compilation ought to be sufficient reply ln the affirmative. Only those In secular life are quoted. Among those quoted are Mme. Severance and Gen. Adna R. Chaffee of Los Angeles. "What's Next? Compiled by Clara Spauldlng Kills. Boston: Richard O. Badger. , ■ ....... . . Thanks are due Mitchell Kennerley, the New York- publisher, for issuing ln so neat a form a thin but interesting selection of Algernon Charles Swin burne's best verse. "Anactorla" gives title to the little volume, which Is little indeed, compared to the eleven books required to contain his complete works, but the poems here preserved I are worthily selected and comprise not so much the faded favorites all know as those examples of higher versification more likely to live through time. Anactorla and Other Lyric Poems. By Algernon Charles Swinburne. New York: Mitchell Kennerley. $1. The keynote of Thorns Gibson's little but Important work, 'The Pitfalls of Speculation," may be held to be struck in the foreword which faces his open- Ing chapter: "So great are the oppor tunities offered by speculative changes, that, with proper methods and self-conr trol, the poor man cannoj. afford to overlook them." "While the public atti tude toward speculation is undeniably hostile,' there has been ■• a ' modification of harsh Judgment of late, as a more general knowledge of such matters has spread, and as it has come gradually to be understood that speculation may be a safe and a legitimate business when business methods are applied to it. And It Is in fulfilment of a duty to the public that Mr. Gibson has set down in order certain facts which will lead to a correct line of thinking,' and has pointed out the reasons for the failure of 80 per cent of the speculators as well aa the methods by which the minority have succeeded. . • The Pitfalls of Speculation. By Thomas Gibson. New York: The Moody Corjjoration. '.. Three high-class school books just from the American Book company are a "Beginner's ! Greek," by • Allen Rogers Bennerof Andoyer and .Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D., of Harvard; an "Intro ductory Course ln Argumentation," by Frances M. Perry of Wellesley, and the "Nine Orations of Cicero," by Al bert Harkness of Brown, assisted by J. C. Kirtland jr., Exeter, and G. A. Wil liams, Kalamazoo. All three are of the usual high order of textbooks issued by this concern. - So full has been the life of George Brandes, so large has been his part in the world's affairs, and so high Is the position to which he has raised himself, that his , own story, told by himself, should prove very valuable as_a guide book to others on life's way, regardless of any personal Interest ln his history, great as' that it. Hence a hearty wel come undoubtedly awaits his "Remin iscences of My Childhood and Youth," now just issued in splendid dress by Duffleld. The large volume Is compre hensive to a marked degree; Its style Is excellent, and Its Interest never flags. It Is more like a fictional story than nn autobiography, and considered ln this guise it is as fascinating as almost any story of today. ' Reminiscences of My Childhood and Youth. By i George Brandes. New York: Fox, Duffield & Co. $2.50 net. . For the young girl about the home who desires to acquire a fund of in formation about that most necessary but least known of all ■ sciences, house keeping, "Saturday Morning," by Caro line French Benton, is just the book. The greater part of Its contents were published -in Good Housekeeping, and they proved so interesting and so valu able there that the general demand for them in book form was wisely antici pated. For giving a girl a complete Idea of a woman's household duties. It is admirable. Saturday Morning.' By Caroline French Benton. Boston: Dana Gates & Co. ■ • ■• •• All ■ boys , love stories of adventure, hence H. C. Moore's "Afloat on the Dog ger Bank" will appeal to them most surely. It Is a fine, stirring tale of shipping ln the North sea and In China waters; it gives much information even as it tells a strong and fascinating story, and it will be read with avidity by any healthy-minded boy with ths Ideals of youth and the aspirations of that period of life when all the world Is but a - field for travel and making one's fortune. Afloat on the Dogger Bank. By 11, C. Moore. Boston: Dana Estes & Co. The Broadway Magazine for October Is still another number ln that stead ily increasing list of "worth buying" Issues put forth by that publication since Its new editorial policy has been adopted. When New York was selected as a field for exploitation the editors made* a most wise choice. The results have justified their Judgment, for every lesue has handled phases of New York life in a way to Interest 'not alone New Yorkers but . ever/, citizen of the country. - . •-' ■ Every American business man has reason to be Interested in the leading article in the Atlantic for October. "Commercial Panics, Past and Future" li the title, and the, author l» A. n. Noyei, financial editor of; the Evening Post. -. Just at present, when we are riding on the .top wave >of * prosperity, it Is well worth while- to take a -look ahead. . Another panic year will be due before long.' Mr. NoyeS" believes) that If we can , ftn<} out the, ■ causes . . that bring about ; bui h. a « disaster, we fan control them—at least to tome extent. The game number contains 'n.'.tlmely political article by John H. Latane ou LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 15, 1906. the "Forclblfl Collection of Internation al Debts." Precisely what the "Drago Doctrine" stands for, what the situa tion was which forced it into being, and what our position should b« In fu ture crises of the same character— Ihnsc ore some of the important points covered. • Sir Conan Doyle Is one of the best story tellers of the day and any book from his pen In sure to have a large following. Nothing he has done In his long and varied career la stronger, more stirring or more characteristic than his latest novel, "Sir Nigel," which ran as a serial In a weekly mag azine and wan followed With absorbing Interest from Ita opening chapter to ltd close. II Is a novel Of adventure, of chivalry, of the good old days when men were men and fought bravely for what they believed the right with sword and spear, Instead of buying their ease with 111-got gold. It Is laid in the fourteenth century in England, when the Norman French were still almost wholly the upper class, ere the sturdier Ango-Saxon stock had come into Its own, and Its basis is history. The fantastic graces of the chlvalrlc day still glamored the land, and the life was stern and wild. The code of morals It depicts would shock our softer senses, perhaps, but there Is good reason to believe that the author can find ample warrant for all the events he chronicle's, ln fact and his tory. For despite the thin veneer of knighthood, itself bloody, and harsh, was a populace Ignorant,' brutal and degraded, and so devoid of the finer feelings that it was little better than animal ln Its Instincts. To portray this life ln the light of the twentieth cen tury and still to retain its atmosphere without too great a shock to our super sensltlveness, is - a task I that few writers would set themselves, yet Sir Conan has done all this admirably and thoroughly. It Is a book for men, full of meat and good red blood, and will hold one spellbound to the end. Sir Nigel. By Sir A. Conan Doyle. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co. *1.50. Baroness Orezy, whose "Scarlet Pim pernel" attracted much attention and brought her prominently to general notice in America and England, is now represented by another volume, equally fine, called "A Son of the People." The story is a strong one, told in her lucid and excellent style. It is a romance of the Hungarian plains— the hero, a handsome young peasant, who, having inherited a fortune from his thrifty father, io enabled to save a Hungarian nobleman from losing all his lands and In return receives the hand of the lord's daughter, whom he has long wor shiped from afar. Like "The Scarlet Pimpernel" the present story Is of In tense dramatic Interest and shows great emotional strength. A Son of the People. By Baroness Orezy. New York: G. P. Putnam Sons. . It is surely worth while to give heed to a man who can command an audi ence of one and a half millions of peo ple; yet this great throng, scattered in every civilized country around the globe, does not measure the number of those who have been influenced by Dr. J. R. Miller. It is merely the number of his books that have been sold — each book reaching, who can tell how many hearers? For twenty years he has been sending out these messages of comfort, uplift and cheer, until today his name is a household word in thousands of homes. It is not necessary, therefore, to give an extended notice of "A Heart's Garden,", this latest book from his pen. Its keynote is found in its opening lines: "A good woman said, 'My heart is a little garden and God is planting flowers there.' Every heart should be a little garden, full of sweet and beau tiful plants and flowers."- . /• ■ Another, smaller. but none the less fine, book from Dr. Miller's pen is "The Beauty of Kindness." It preaches a doctrine all too little followed and an earnest reading of It is commended. A Heart's Garden.. By Dr. J. 'R. Miller. New York: Thomas Y. Crow ell & Co. • . • The Beauty of Kindness. By Dr. J. R. Miller. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. The slangiest, most up-to-date-Ish, rollicking 1 stories of New York life yet written came from the pen of Sewell Ford. They chroiUcle the doings of ona Shorty McCabe, ex-pugilist, now a physical culturlst of much A/ealth and more good sense, together, with Sadie the fascinating, Plnckney the sport, and several more, types all, but ex tremely human and jolly to the last. The tales are all of Jhe very present; the things recorded happen today; the slang is the latest and the humor is all pervading and rich. Of their literary merit a pedant might have little to say, but as crisp, lively stories of a present phase of life, told most enter tainingly and cleverly, to pass away an Idle day or two, no praise for them is adequate. They have already appeared in serial form, most of them, but gath ered into . one volume they are vastly more charming, and their publishers have done the great reading public a real service. . Shorty McCabe. •By Sewell Ford New York: Fox, Duffleld & Co. $1.60. The Outing Magazine for October cover,s the better part of three con tinents • with sterling, human interest articles. Horace Annesley Vachell's "Stalking Scottish Moors," handsomely Illustrated, Is full of Scottish humor and Scottish charm. "The English Foxhound." by T. F. Dale, has much in teresting comment on dogs, and is, as well, a mightily attractive human In terest article. More of Clifton John son's remarkable outdoor photographs Illustrate his "Farm Life in lowa." 7 More important than any of these, be cause they are part of a scries, are Dillon Wallace's "The Loner Labrador Trail," which leads deeper 'into the northern wild to Lake Niplsslsh; and John R. Spears' stories of "The Buccaneers," full of hidden treasure, fights with cut lass and pistol, sea battles of the old, romantic kind. Of the lighter, fas cinating sort of article, Charles Eelmont Davis* "The Rlalto," with the aid of Mr. Watson's drawings, Is one of the most attractive features of the Lumber. No one knew the old Chinatown of San Francisco better than, did Wallace Irwln, and no one has wrltu-- better verse about It. The picturesque quarter Is now gone forever, but happily the verses live— and will for many a year. They have been collected ln a bizarre little volume, "Chinatown Ballads," which Fox, - Duftleld Ci Co. present ln most attractive fashion t and every lover of the old Chinatown— and this means everyone who ever . saw it and was gripped by its fascinations— will want the book as a precious memoir of one of the/ oddest quarters the world ever knew. Chinatown Ballads. By Wallace Irwln. New York: Fox, Duffleld & Co. $1.25. McClure'g for October Is full of keen, vigorous articles and delightful fiction. First of all comes Lincoln . Steffens' study of the Juvenile court of Denver, with . its picturesque stories of "bad kids,", and Us vivid, human* portraiture of, Judge Llndsey, . the man who has created a. new method of dealing with Juvenile offenders. . Burton J. Hendrlck continues bis history of Ufa insurance in, "The Raid on the. Surplus,". a re markable Htory of extravagance, waste and graft. George K. Turner tells how (JiilvoMton has cut down her clty.expen> dlturea, cleaned and lighted her' street* £s& really getting for your money, The "Triangle A" f > ' fflj¥ Be Sure of quality and Value. :' •'- The "Triangle A" merit y|k mark" IsB¥ Choose your cigars from boxes merit Jfik mark >#7^r *^rer c sure °f th e k est smoke for your money yE^k ,«ss6^\^%. ' jW-JPssEK&^k j^W whatever price you pay, wherever you buy. .^jk j^MLmS^^ v JB Reina Victoria Slze^^b.^^.^:";.^|^-r/".' 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Con nolly, in. the third -chapter of "The Story of Montana," relates the dramatic story of "Whiteslde's exposure of Clark's bribery of the Montana legislature — a narrative of exciting, incident. :and splendid movement. ■ Seldom, -If ever, does there appear a wider range of fiction than ln the Bohemian for October. Among, the clever stories in this number are "Sha Sa: A Tale of 'The Hell-Born,'" by Adele Marie Shaw. W. Carey Wonderly contributes a theatrical story, "Michlng Mallecho." "The Enterprise of Han/ lon's Manager," by John Winter, is 'a circus story In which appears an ac count of a very realistic performance. There is a pathetic newspaper story, "The Grind," by Olin L. Lyman, which Is ln striking contrast to "Plympton/s Chance," by Homer Bassford, which Is a story of a successful beat. Bernard King has written an animal story, "The Abrupt Reformation of Hiyu." It deals with the civilization « f a wolfish dog. Eleanor M. Ingram is the author of a love story of llfeMn Sicily when that island was under the rule of France. George Allan Englands's . '.'Two in a Zoo" may very properly be called a little comedy of errors. A story of the Canadian northwest full of love and ad venture is Bertrand W. Sinclair's "No Robbery."A ; .-.-•- In • the October. World's Isaac F. Marcosson tells of. "The Beginning of Reform in'Packingtowri."' The arti cle is the result of a 'first-hand investi gation' of the' new conditions -in the beef packing Industry in Chicago. . In "Labor in Politics," M: G. Cunnlff gives a picture of the 1 labor campaign in which President Samuel Gompers of the American ' Federation of Labor is endeavoring to overthrow the "enemies of labor." Dr. X' •A. Hourwich shows intimately "The Russian Revolution" in Process," which, is an orderly account of the awakening of the people against the autocracy.' The leading Illustrated article deals with "The Work of Three Great Architects,"- McKlm, Mead & White, and shows, with the aid of un usual ' photographs, the , aesthetic . work accomplished by these men.' , ' « v : The Reader, Magazine for. October presents the first of its series of articles upon "The South American Situation." The paper treats of the great sub-tropic city of Rio de Janeiro In a most inform ing fashion, vividly i 1i 1 pictures It's odd foreign customs; gives familiar pen portraits of its brilliant journalists and its history-making diplomats, chats de lightfully of the great shopping street, the Kuu de Ouvldor, and of what one may .see on .that quaint meeting-place for all . true Brazilians. Considerable space is devoted to an interesting de scription of the elghty-milllon-dollar boulevard . which IHo. Is constructing upon property formerly occupied jby plague-spotted slums. Few cities of the United States can point to such a re markable sti'p toward civic betterment. Rio in summer is now as healthful as and a cooler place than New York 1 city. The article is Illustrated by numerous photographs. . ... . -^ ■» The October. number of Country Life In America Is the annual house-build- Ing number. It tells how to. build a country house (at various prices), what to put Into the house, the prevailing architectural taste. The supreme fea ture of. thU issue Is the selection of perfect country houses by four of the leading itrchltecta of the United States. Mr. "Wilson Eyre and Mr. Charles Bar ton Keen of Philadelphia,' Mr. John M. Carrereof New :York and ' Mr. Guy Lowell of Boston have combined to se lect twenty-three representative coun try houses that 'out of their wide expe rience have appealed to their artUtlo taste- ''i While the October Century will bring to an end Anne rollicking story of travel, '"Seeing France ..with Uncle John," new chapters of A. E. ,W. Mason's "Running "Water" will carry Sylvia-- to her father in England, tangling the thread of the plot, and there will be blx short tales:- , Edna 'Kenton's "The Doll Lady," a story of newppaper dramatic criticism;: Grace Ell.ery.Channlng's "A Perverse Genera tion," an account ; of how three' clever New England girls met an emergency; another of Henry J. O'Hlgglns' tales of the New York firemen, "An Appeal to the Past";- Grace Lathrop Collins' "Junslna's Playmate," a pathetic story of adoption; : Charles Bryant Howard's "A, "Voice from the Dark," a Porto Rl can comedy; and Edith Wyatt's "The Perfects Woman," a ■ humorous -. tale of the editor of a "woman's department." If Edgar Saltus 'would but slough oft his pedantic eccentricities of style and his erratic tendencies and confine him self to 'less acrobatic English and less freakish subjects, he might yet become a writer of moment and weight. -; But so long as he tears the language to tat ters, devotes himself to outlandish con structions and odd variants on the natural .usage of words, he confuses and mars where he could instruct and Interest. • "Hlstoria Amoris" is an attempt by Saltus to give "a history of love as that divine passion has affected the . great actors lon the world's stage." Thus it contains the germ .of a great . idea, which .yet has not blossomed in full beauty from sheer inability to force its growth through ;the dark, and mias matic Swamp of 'the Caltus .verbiage. Most of his love subjects, too, show the morbid ' side of ' "le : grande passion"; deal .with .the illicit and the unusual, rather than the really true Love which has made a heaven for so many on this mundane sphere. , True, - It ' , may ■be argued that there. is nothing dramatic In, the sweet . domestic ■ love, but how may lt.be Ignored, when It constitutes by far the most of the love of the world?* Historla Amoris, by Edgar Saltus. New York: Mitchell Kinnerley. $I.BCf. While "The Crimson Sweater,", by R. H. Barbour, was evidently written for the boys of the family, it is a book their Blstors should enjoy as well. . Roy, the chief character, is a. manly, bright lad, more Interested perhaps In football than in algebra; but stanch In his Ideas of right and fair play whatever he Is doing. - There is a healthy comradeship between Roy and Harry, the daughter of the head schoolmaster of the school; and the story of I "the school's" adven tures and misadventures is of whole some interest. There Jsn't a dull page in "The Crimson Sweater"; and the many, lively illustrations by C. M. Rel yea add much to the book's attractive ness as a gift. . '.i.;. The . Crimson Sweater, .by . Ralph Henry Barbour. " New. York: The Cen tury Co. ■ . '■. ;• . . ■ : Among the mirth provokers of the present season, one must certainly not overlook that delightfully droll collec tion of drawings called "Animal Serials," from the v collection .of "E. Warde Blalsdell. . ' Mr. Blaidsdell has depicted so many animals jln | human gutse that he frankly confesses he has come to think ln terms of animal life; and his four-footed heroes and heroines not i alone .stand for personages, but really are human In his eyes. And so he shows us here the foFbles and fan cies of Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit. Miss Hip popotamus, v Mr. Bear,' Colonel Lion, Major Elephant, and all the other members of jungle society. - Each group Is given In a series of sketches, with, a brief word of running cotnmenti'and If a bit of satire at the expense of higher society. Is found. It makes the point of humor all the keener, ' . -Animal Serials, by B, Warde Dials ««>U. New York: , Thomas 'V. Crowell & S».; ■ ■ ' • ..v,< 'Not ij> know that one la funny adds to the fun;. and Uncle John's .blissful unconsciousness: of the umu&ement he supplies la tho richest part. of the fun through all the pages of Anne Warner's "Seeing Prance With Uncle John." Uncle John Is generous, well-lntentlon ed, prejudiced and loquacious. . Tvonne and Kdna are lively- damsels .who at tract . lovers and good times wherever they go.. Uncle John thinks he is sacri ficing himself for his nieces— his nieces and the reader think the sacrifice is not all on- Uncle John's- side. Lee and Harry and Edgar are clever" and very much-in-love young Americans to whose companionship .and attentions Uncle John. ls opposed only on general principles— every man who appears on the horizon impresses Uncle John as a man 1 who could never make .a " girl happy. Uncle John's sightseeing- is on the whirlwind order; and his views of foreign sights In particular and of hu man nature ln general mako rich and racy reading. Uncle John has" a little affair of his own before the trip ends, which furnishes amusement for all. The book is cleverly done and is very read able. . . ..- ' ■ •• ■" '■ ■ Doing France "With Uncle John. ' By Anne Warner. New ' York: The-Cen tury Co. . ■ . ■ , . It would seem scarcely necessary, at this late date, to give an extended re view of , Owen "Wlster's "Lady Balti more." 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It is a fine, movlns" sto"ry,.-ad mlrably told, as are all Owen ; Wlster's writings, and its interest never flags from - start to finish.' \ While riot J the stirring tale that "The Virginian", was universally admitted to be. It yet pos sesses a sweetness, a hlgh-clas"sness, that the other lacked; which more .than compensates. It Is a book - that one will enjoy reading more than- once, and to any- who may not yet have perused lt.is heartily recommended.- : ' Lady . Baltimore, by Owen Wlster. New -York: / The Macmillan. Co. - $1.50, ' In"The Upstart," by Henry "M. Hyde, the ■ "upstart" is Pat— Patrick • McCor mick on. rare occasions— sdn_ of one of those shiftless ne'er, do-wells who yet on occasion could die a hero's death for his adopted- country. 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