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The Life of Mark Twain ("Mark Twain, A Biography," IN Mark Twain, a Biography" (Har pers) Albert Bigelow Paine has made an important as well as a highly interesting contribution to American literary history. No figure in American life has had so wide, so varied, so loyal and, above all, so intimate a following v the subject of this work. It Is fitting "'-fore that such raphy as Mr. Paine's should be given the world. When it is remembered that the author was the private secre tary of Mark Twain; that the present work represents the- labor of some six years; and that the writer was assisted in his task by such of Mark Twain's friends and associates as William Dean Howelis, Joseph Hopkins Twichell and Joseph T. Goodman—the value of the ad justly mti - three volumes comprise h_ in addition Illustrated contain • Bts and incidental ,■ iMished. together new episodes, anecdotes, etc. Tt would be difficult to find another can whose life was more full fc was Mark Twain's, or one whose riences present a wider range of rest, and we follow him in Mr. Paine's book from the obscurity of his youth, through the struggles and sue • s of his manhood to those serene r years when, full of honors and of memories, he was universally regarded ns America's most distinguished and representative man of letters. But he ■esented his country in other ways than in his work. He was typically American. More than that, he was eal of the two major aspects of ■rican life. He was Die pioneer, a t it the vivid and intense life of the tier and he was the living expres i of modern American life with its gorous pulse and its genial if not rrefined culture. No other Amerl- ;thor can be said to have •d so completely in his own life Ihe past and the present, nor to 1 ad, at the same time. ■ i aim upon the future. The first volume of Paine's work the subject of his biography to - of 40 years. It is in this vnl iine, therefore, that we find the con e and easily the most lo ng part of his career. The biographer treats with fullness the :nf-:dents and influences of Clemens' hoyhood j n Hannibal, and throws new light upon matters regarding which "■■it information has hitherto been sparse and scattered. We meet here Brst sparks of ambition that kindled in the lad's brain—sparks that burned intermittently for so many only to blaze in the end with such a brilliant light. The light of Mark Twain's genius ••- a brilliant rather than pure, and his r does not attempt to gloss over his lapses from the straight and ■■'- paths of literary rectitude. In ting his work to Mark Twain's daughter, Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch. Mr. Paine sa\s that she steadily upheld his purpose to write history rather than eulogy as the story of her father's His failure to omit all allusion to «n grosser aspects of vain'a work Is an evidence of good by which he disarms those who • approach his work expecting to ruth sacrificed, on the altar of loyalty. Joseph Goodman Mr. Paine owes of the information regarding Mark Twain's career in Nevada and in '"aiifornla. This he sets forth at length in several chapters that should be of particular Interest to local readers. It was Goodman who. as editor of the Territorial Enterprise, published in Yirjrinia City, gave Clemens his first •art in journalism. The author of A Study of Marriage ("Marriage," IT is interesting—and astonishing— to find H. G. Wells writing of life in the wilds of Labrador, and doing it with so much more skill and power than the tale makers —literary special ists of sorts —who use as a theater for their stories the wildernesses of the world. And yet it is this thing that the author of "Tono Bungay" has done in his latest novel. "Marriage" (Duf fleld; $1.35). It must not be supposed, however, that all the scenes of "Har are laid in Labrador. It is ward the end of this admirable novel that Its two principal characters are thither transported. Nor should •be supposed that the adventures which befall them there constitute a mere recital of Incidents after the manner of the tale makers already re ' red to. The episodes of La> ipply the working out of certain ite facts of existence as they the lives of Richard Trafford and wife, Marjorie—persons whom the r chapters of the story show to be the product of the social sophlstica- of the age. Wells has given us in "Marriage" si that, whiie swift in its move i• nt and singularly rich in humor and •v, is searching in Its analysis of a phases of modern life. It is aintly entertaining—not infre quently flippant—but it deals tren chantly, If not profoundly, with the -ma of society and social philos ophy. Mr. Weils begins his story by sug g the atmosphere of his hero personality and environment. rie Pope, a charming, unawak ened creature, latently romantic and rebellious, becomes engaged to a man A New Writer of Parts ("My Love and I," A /T V Love and * ' (Macmillan; $135), \/\ a new novel of distinct inter est and power, bears on the title page the unknown name of Martin Red field and the reader will be led to at tach an autobiographical intention to 11 c story by the use of the same name for its central character. A noteworthy I culiarity of this unusual story is the In which it is built up to a strong .- after a rather weak beginning, the aging and maturing of the comes a maturing of the author's Ptyle—one might almost say a strength of his grasp OB life. There is a c outset a commonplaeeness. a sufl riciality about the characters and b gives way later to a . .logical presentation of •ions. The principal characters are R«o BOOK REVIEUWS Porter Garnett LITERARY y WOTES A.NJD COMMENTS Albert Bigelow Paine "Ro\. ' was a miner in those days, an - first contributions to tha Enterprise were in the form of letters signed with the pseudonym "Josh." He finally applied for and was appointed to a position on the staff of the En terprise. His appearance when he ar rived at Goodman's office is described as follows: "lie wore a rusty slouch hat, no coat. S faded blue flannel shirt, a navy revolver; his trousers wera hanging on his boot tops. A tangle of h brown hair fell on his shoul ders, and a mass of tawny heard, dingy ■with alkali dust, dropped half way to Lis- waist." He had walked 130 miles from Aurora to Virginia City, carrying a heavy roll of blankets. This was In August, 19€$. It was the same shoulders that bore the roll of blankets that, on June 20. 1907—35 years.later— received the doctor of literature's gown of scarlet and'gray from the University of Oxford. It was while he was writing for tha Enterprise that Clemens adopted the pseudonym of "Mark Twain" C'tho greatest norn de plume ever chosen," says his biographer), which, as all the eighty odd million inhabitants of the United State? know, was a term used by thS leadsman on the Mississippi river boats to indicate a depth of two fathoms. Clemens picked this up from his experience on the river, which an tedates his visit 10 Nevada. It is not generally known, however, that he was not the first writer to use this pen name. It had been used previously by a river pilot named Sellers, whom Clemens knew and satirized. In 1564 Mark Twain, arriving In San Francisco, accepted a position as re porter on the paper for which this review is written. He describes bis functions while serving The Call as follows: At 9 in the morning I had to be at the police court for an hour and make a brief history of the squab bles of the night before. . . . During the rest of the day we raked the town from end to end, gathering such material as we might, wherewith to fill our re quired columns; and if there were no fires to report, we started some. At night we visited the six thea ters, one after the other, seven nights in the week. We remained in each of these places five minutes, got the merest passing glimpse of play and opera, and with that for a text we "wrote up" those plays and operas, as the phrase goes, torturing our souls every night in the effort to say something about these performances which we had not said a couple of hundreds of times before. Quotable passages, many of them re fiectirfg the human as well as the humorous, qualities of Mark Twain, are to be found by opening any one of Mr. Paine's volumes almost at random; but with such a wealth of material it is impossible to select that whicfe will be representative of the whole. It is also impossible to convey through the medium of a review an adequate idea of the comprehensiveness and detail of such a monumental work as Mr. Paine's is. Not only does It touch upon ail of the larger aspects of Mark Twain's career, his relations to public life and to the thought of hfs time, his own work, his intercourse with all manner of men and women both at home and abroad, the finer side of his nature expressed In so many ways, but particularly in his family life—his philosophy, but innumerable minor details fill in the picture. It may be safely assumed that this biography of Mark Twain is exactly what it was designed to be, an accurate, complete and final record of the life of a great man. H. G. Wells she does not love. When - she meets Trafford, who is essentially human in spite of the fact that he is a professor of physics, she falls In love with him and they elope. Their married life—ln a romantic sense at least—-promises to be ideal. A conflict of Interests, how ever, soon manifests Itself. Trafford, who is devoted to his profession, finds it difficult to pursue his experiments and to support his wife by delivering lectures and writing articles. Marjorie is extravagant and heedlessly abuses her privilege of drawing on her hus band's account. Their love cools. This is the plot of the story reduced to its elements. Follows a study of the un happiness of husband and wife. Traf ford's career is ruined, but the com mercial acumen of one of his friends enables him to turn his discovery of a synthetic rubber to account. Although he achieves financial success, his spirjt is crushed, and he determines to fly from it all and to seek solitude. In Labrador he and Marjorie find those things that they had lost—mutual un derstanding and mutual helpfulness. Tn the lives of Trafford and his wife, Mr. Wells presents a significant picture of married life, exposing to the light certain contributory causes of incom patibility. Without disturbing the movement of his narrative he discusses suggestively many of the Immediate and vital questions of today. Thus science, socialism and suffrage come in for illuminating exposition. Readers will look in vain in "Mar riage" for the salacity of "Ann Veron ica" or the "personalities" of "The New Machiavelli," but it will be surprising if recognition is not accorded to this latest novel of Mr. Wells as the best in form and substance that he has yet produced. Martin Redfield a newspaper man and a writer of minor fiction; Blake, a poet and idealist; a young woman whom both of them love, and two other women, one of whom becomes Redfield's wife. It is in his handling of the situation resulting from the mlsmating of these two that the author displays a skill (at first unususpected) which places him among the creators of the higher order of fiction and which should gain recog nition for his book as a vital and sig nificant psychological novel. Not the least interesting and sug gestive feature of "My Love and I" is the setting forth in numerous pas sages of the novelist's attitude toward his calling. In a chapter near the end of the book he presents his literary I in a salutary but restrained ar nt against the evils of commer iai literature Illustrations from the Biography of MARK TWAIN San Francisco, Old and New ("San Francisco," Helen Throop Purdy entitled "San Francisco As It Was. As It la and How to See It," and published by Paul Elder & Co., nor can too much credit be given to author and publisher for the care with which this "monumental" work has been prepared. It is a splen did example of both Industry and The characteristic of this volume that will immediately and forcibly strike those into whose hands It cornea is Its unique value as a pictorial record of our cities, past and present. Gath ered within its covers are 135 pictures, of conspicuous technical excellence, showing every salient phase of San Francisco from a view of the Mission in the thirties to the architect's draw ing of the new city hall. The story that is told by these pictures can not be given in words short of a complete list of titles and their informational value can not be expressed in words at all. As for the text, it may be said that nothing whatever relating construc tively to San Francisco's development from the mission settlement of 1776 to a city of more than 500,000 population has been omitted—certainly nothing important. The volume contains 221 beautifully printed pages of compact and well considered information, his torical, statistical and graphic. The work of compilation bespeaks diligent and exhaustive research, and the ar rangement of the matter is so well planned that it must be a difficult per son who would suggest an improve • ment. When the enormous amount of ma terial contained In this volume is con sidered, the necessarily brief treatment of certain subjects is explained. An exceedingly judicious apportionment of information is maintained throughout, and, as has been said before, nothing Is omitted. To compress the contained Devotion and Adventure Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews ("The Marshal," THE element of newness that ap pears in "The Marshal" (Bobbs- Merrlll; $1.35), a novel by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews, the author Of "The Perfect Tribute," is sufficiently striking to warrant especial comment. The story is interestingly original and is told with skill and charm. The period chosen begins in the time of the first Napoleon, and the earliest scenes are laid in France. The chief claim upon the interest of many readers will be found to lie fact that part of the action takes place in Virginia. and the author gives a delightful picture of the life there when, in 1537, Prince Louis Bonaparte came to America. Little Francois Beaupre, who lived with his parents in the village of Vieques, is jestingly knighted by Na poleon when he chanced to be passing that way during the campaign of 1813. "Rise, Chevalier Francois Beaupre," he had said to the child, "some day, per Authorship Revealed ("The Master of Mysteries/ anonymous) Tdl t: wrapper of "The Master of Mys teries" (Bobbs-Merrill; $1.35) bears the following note: "This book was written by a well known author, who, for reasons of his own, has preferred to remain anonymous. For the bene fit of his friends, however, he has in corporated in the book two cipher mes- Eages —one revealing his name and the other his motive for withholding its appearance, from the title page. The cipher Is not difficult and will reveal the most surprising mystery in the volume." 'It is quite true that the cipher is not difficult, but there is no intention of revealing it here, for that would deprive the readers of the pleas ures of the chase and of the satisfac tion of working It out for themselves. There will be many who will make a shrewd guess at the authorship with out endeavoring to unravel the crypto gram. The ideas and style of the au thor are sufficiently familiar, particu larly in California, to make them diffi cult of concealment under the mask of anonymity. As to the contents of this mysterious book of mysteries, it will be loan, to be most excellent reading. It 1* tuade Helen Throop Purdy achievement not to be lightly dismissed. The author's faculty for adroit con densation is nowhere more apparent than in the first chapter, "From Early Days," in which a survey—admirable In Its completeness —of the city's history is given. San Francisco's curiously romantic and picturesque 'background is apread, before ths reader's eyes in this chapter—the mission period, the conquest, the gold* rush, the vigilance committees, the pony express, the civil war, the railroad, the sandlot riots, etc. Passing on to more recent times, the main events of the period Immediately prior to the dis aster of 190Gr are touched upon, while thav catastrophe and its aftermath this introduction. Subsequent chapters deal with the physical characteristics of the city, the water front, the street car Systems, Golden Gate and other parks, the gov ernment reservations, the mission, churches, cemeteries, public buildings, banks, commercial buildings, unique shops, Chinatown, restaurants, theaters, clubs and societies, libraries, museums, schools, monuments, the press. How in terestingly some of these topics, such as Chinatown, restaurants and theaters, may be presented is self evident; but the fullness, particularly in an histor ical sense, with which all these sub jects are treated, is gratifying and praiseworthy. A number of poems deal ing with San Francisco, chiefly by Cal lfornian authors, are Included and there are frequent and apposite quotations In the text from the better known west ern writers. "San Francisco As It Was, the merits of a guidebook with those of an admirable descriptive work. It fulfills a wider function than any other book about the city and by reason of its comprehensiveness and exhaustive- haps, a marshal of France under an other Bonaparte." When Francois is quite a lad he meets the young Prince Louis and later, In Italy, saves him and his mother. Queen Hortense, from falling Into the hands of the Austrians. For this he Is imprisoned, but his es cape is contrived, and he ultimately goes to Virginia. Thither Prince Louis goes also, and the story is developed by the ripening of love between Fran cols and the heroine, Alixe. The scene again , changes and we are taken to France. Prince Louis has sent for Francois to aid him in his attempt to mount the throne of Louis Philippe. and Francois throws himself Into doing his share toward making his friend the emperor of France. For three things he lives and hopes—to win the love of Allxe, to see Prince Louis emperor, and to fulfill the high destiny that the great Napoleon had said might be his—to be a marshal of France. What measure of success was his the reader must learn from Mrs. Andrews' interesting story. up of short stories of modern New York thnt have an Arabian Nights flavor. (Does not that statement in itself sug gest a clew to the authorship?) These stories are fantastic and clever and they are built around the personality of an astrologer and his assistant (surely this suggests the hand of an author who has taken us behind the scenes of professional spiritualism and the like. No, it is not Will Irwin). Every story contains some mystery, md Astro, the astrologer, and Valeska, his assistant, display a wonderful acumen in solving it. Astro is a sort of phys ical detective, who, because he is so clever at deceiving people himself, is deceived by nothing. The author ranges wide in information, and we find adroit use made of art and science, with special excursions into abnormal psy chology and the fourth dimension. The author's identity must have surely re vealed itself by this time. There may be some people, however, who are not sufficiently familiar with his work to detect it through any of these mani festations. For the benefit of such, i«-t it be known that one story deals to some extent at least with chewing gura. Ye.}, the author is Gelett Buryess. BRIEF NOTICES "Mother and Baby,* by Anns B. Newton. '•Poetry and Prone for Children," by- Henry Meade Brand. "The American JmUh Year Book. "Building the Young Man," by Ken neth H. Wayne. "Surf Ltnea." "The Doom of Dogma," by Henry Frank. "The Culture of Personality," by J. Herman Randall. "Deynard's Divorce," by Edna Good rich. "Catherine Sidney," by Francis Dom ing Hoyt. 'Mother and Baby," by Anne B. New ton, M. D. (Lothrop, Lee & Sheppard Co.; |1) la not a medical book; but it takes the place of one, supplying ad vice free from technicalities and an swering all the questions that .would naturally spring from a desire for knowledge of the subject treated. Th 2 Pacific Short Story club of San Jose has published a third edition of Henry Meade Bland's "Poetry and Prose f( r Children," a book designed for school and home use, and planned par ticularly with a view to instilling In children at an early age an interest and possibly a love for poetry. The American Jewish Year Book for 1012-13, or, according to the Jewish calendar, the year 5673, has been issued by the Jewish Publication society of America. It contains mucjh informa tion regarding Jewish activities in the United States, especially in relation to agriculture. "Building the Young Man" Is the title of a little book by Kenneth ' H. Wayne, whose companion volumes. "Building* Your Girl" and "Building Your Boy" are favorably known. In tho present book Mr. Wayne Is sound, forceful, simple and practical. It is published by A. C. McClurg & Co. For reasons that will probably re main forever unexplained an anony mous author has chosen to expound a strange seml-sclentific, semi-mystical religion in 452 stanzas of verse tfiat are entirely innocent of poetic impulse or quality. The title of the work is "Surf Lines" and It is issued from the Knickerbocker Press. * * * A third edition of "The Doom of Dogma," by Henry Frank, has been is sued from the house of Sherman, French & Co. Earnest students of religion In its broadest aspects will read this work with keen interest. It is scholarly, of high historical value, and it is vigorously written. Contrary to the implication of the title. Mr. Frank's work la constructive as well as en lightening. * * * "An Intelligible universe must be the product of intelligence." is an example of the sort of reasoning contained in "The Culture of Personality," by J. Herman Randall (Caldwell; $1 50). The work has no such relation to psychol ogy as the title suggests, but Is rather a series of speculative religious es says In which the Intention of prac ticality—but never its realization —is to be observed. * * * "Deynard's Divorce," by Edna Good rich (Budger; $1.25), is a rather empty record of the unhappy marriage of Brenda Eveleth, an actress, and Nick Deynard, a millionaire sporting man. The identity of these characters may interest some readers, but it is doubt ful if the story will perform the same function. Miss Goodrich describes her heroine as follows: "Though her eyes and hair were gloriously dark, her skin was wonderously fair and delicate of texture, with an exquisite play of color, and she was endowed with a grace of contour that was like a masterpiece of Greek sculpture." * * * Any one but a reviewer is likely to stick at the first page of "Catherine Sidney." by Francis Demlng Hoyt (Longmans, Green & Co.). As an ex ample of a repellent, immature and stilted style, It will not easily be sur passed. A perusal of the story reveals the fact that, partly from acquired con viction and partly through love of the heroine, Fred Drayton adopts* the Ro man Catholic faith. Notes and Gossip of Authors The Houghton, Mifflin company an nounces for early publication "Masters of Modern French Criticism," by Irving Babbitt. * * * * Comptou Mackenzie has arrived in New York to superintend the produc tion of the dramatization of "Car nival," published by Appleton & Co. "We of the modern world have not yet sufficiently acknowledged our debt to St. Francis." says Dr. Maurice Fran cis Egan in his "Everybody's St. Fran cis," one of the Century company's Oc tober issues. "It was he who saved literature from extinction among the people." SHORTER REVIEWS By "Jimmie"* Hopper The foundation upon which James Hopper's reputation may be said to rest is the football stories he produced when, years ago, he gave up playing the game and began to write about it. There will be many to welcome a story, "The Freshman" (Moffat, Tard & Co.; $1.00) in which he returns to the at mosphere of the gymnasium, the train ing table and the gridiron. The scenes of "The Freshman" are laid in California before the days of Rugby, and?j should awake a re sponsive chord in the hearts of every one who harbors a lingering loyalty to "the old game." Mr. Hopper con ducts his freshman hero delicately and sympathetically through doubts and fears, disappointments and triumph. The story is told with address and with a nice feeling for restraint as well as for dramatic effect. A story such as this, animated as It Is with the best sort of college spirit—the silent and telling sort —should be beneficial as well as Interesting to the undergrad uate. It will be found entertaining by every one who reads it. * * * The Training of Boys In gathering material for his book, "The Boy: Hew to Help Him Succeed" (Moffat, Yard & Co.; $1.25), the author, Nathaniel C. Fowler Jr., obtained from 319 eminent and successful men their answers to 24 questions concerning the upbringing and education of boys. He also put this question to his corre spondents: "If all the boys In America were In session, and you were asked to telegraph a few words of advice, what would you say?" Under the head of "The Voice of Distinguished Experience" the 319 answers to this and the other 24 questions are printed in Mr. Fowler's book and an analysis of the replies is given. From this alone the informa tion contained in the volume must be recognized as unusual in character and scope. There are, in addition, 37 chap ters dealing with such subjects as the elements of success, the boy at school, associates, work, business or profes sion, employer and employe, parents, money, honesty, economy, health, exer cise, etc. Mr. Fowler's work Is unique, and while redundant in parts it is full of valuable information. * * * 'Concerning Peace "The International Mind," by Nich olas Murray Butler, president of Co lumbia university (Scrlbner's, 75 cents) is a contribution of constructive reasoning to the subject of universal peace. "The Hague conference," says the author, "has solemnly declared that the maintenance of peace is the su preme duty of nations. For the exe cution of this supreme duty adequate means must be provided. If they are at hand they should be strengthened. If they are not at hand they must be brought into existence." This being the supreme duty, Doctor Butler argues that the supreme need is the cultiva tion of the "international mind." which he defines as "that habit of thinking of foreign relations and business, and that habit of dealing with them, which re gard the several nations of the civil ized world." The book deals in the same cogent manner with such ques tions as "the progress of real interna tionalism," "the world's armaments and public opinion," "are we our brothers' keepers?" and "the education of the world for peace." , * » # "Whippen" "Whippen" was written by Frederick Orln Bartlett, and "Whippen" amuses. It Is published by Small, Maynard & Co., and it costs 50 cents. It la worth it. According to Whippen's theory, it is worth more—it is worth as much as any one will pay for it. Whippen would have charged $1.50 for it at least That is what he charged for candy that was not worth as much as this book is. Candy may be better to eat than "Whippen,'' but it Is very easy to imagine the reader averring that "Whippen" is "good enough to eat." "Whippen" in quotation marks is a book; Whippen without quotation marks is a man. The book fa a half hours entertainment; the man is a philosopher. He specializes in mob psychology and makes a fortune at it. 'Whippen'' is entertaining and worth reading. David Starr Jordan Under the title of "Unseen Empire" (American Unitarian association), David Starr Jordan, president of Stan ford university, has written an illu minating little book tha purpose of which is to point out the unwisdom of war on economic grounds. The author presents statistical information robbed of the forbidding character that such In formation commonly has for the lay man. Some of the figures given in a chapter entitled "The Unseen Empire of Debt"—figures dealing more es pecially with war expenditure—are as tonishing. Under "Syndicates for War" equally astonishing facts are revealed concerning the activities of armament manufacturers in the interest of the maintenance by the nations of a war footing. Dealing as It does with al most every phase of the question, the central purpose of Doctor Jordan's book Is to show the workings of the "unseen empire" of finance, and its sinister Influence upon legislation and diplomacy. "The way out of war," the author concludes, "will open, the worid over, with the enlightenment of public opinion, with the extension of Interna tional law and the perfection of the international courts at The Hague." * * * How We Won the Vote It is no more than natural that per sons throughout the United States, In terested in women's suffrage and hope ful that It will be established In every state in the union, should wish to be Informed about the successful campaign that was waged for the cause in Cali fornia. Such information will be found fully and ably set forth in "How We Won the Vote in California," by Sellna Solomons. The author surveys the his tory of the movement In this state and speaks with acquaintance of the per sonalities, influences and methods that lead to the triumph of "votes for women." It was remarked above that an Interest throughout America in such a book Is a thing to be expected, it is interesting to learn, however, that the author has received a highly eulogistic letter upon her work from the pro fessor of constitutional law in the Uni versity of Montpellier. * * # Realism of Externals Sordidness without art characterizes a novel entitled "Pansy Meara," by Horace W. C. Newte (John Lane com pany; $1.30). The story, which tells of an English country girl wlio becomes a waitress and shop girl in London, and finally a kept woman, is not without interest as a picture of life in res taurant and dry goods establishment. Some readers will follow with a mild interest the steps of Pansy's love af fair and liaison with a young aristo crat. In characterization, psychology, reasonableness and sierniflcance the story is negligible and Its style reminds one of the taste of vinegar. The fol lowing statement on the wrapper, "The white slave traffic, an Important topic of the hour, plays a prominent part in •the story," is a misrepresentation since the subject Is touched upon In two un important pages only. Books Received "Dorothy Brooke at Ridgeraore." by Eram-is Campbell Sparb&wk; Thomas Y. Crowell, New York. "The Little, Discontented Elephant." by E. E. Somervllle; Longmans. Green & Co., New York. "The Coming of the Law," by Charles Aldea Seltzer; Outing Publishing company. New York. "Alt the Yenr Round," by Jamea Whltcomb Riley; the Bobbs-Merrill company, Indianapolis. Ogilvie's Concise Atlas and Gazetteer of the World." by L. Brent Vaughan: Dr. McKay. "Footloose and Free." by Stephen Chalmers; Outing Pltbtlshi&g company. New York. "Composition and Rhetoric," by Erie E. Clip pings; Silver, Burdett & Co.. Boston. "Our Boy Scouts in Camp." by Edwin J. Houston; David McKay. Philadelphia. •'TLie Destroying Angel." by Louis Joseph Vance; Little. ROWS & Co., Boston. "The Fail of Ulysses," by Charles Dwight Wil lard; George H. Doran. New York. "Caldwell's Boys and Girls at Home," by H. M. Caldwell. New York. "The Soddy." by Sarah Comstoek; Doubleday. Pags & Co., New York. "San Lords' Puzsles," by Sam Loyds; David McKay. Philadelphia. "dig Stirlinj:." by Gilbert Patten; David Mr Kay, Philadelphia. "'!]]<■ Net," by Rex Beach; Harper* Brothers, New York.