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One of the first women to offer h?r services
to the Red Cross was Miss Cecil Charles, the
Spanish-American author, who has lived ia
Cuba and is an ardent worker lor the Cub&a
cause. Pfce says: "The first flsht is neirly
over. The construction cf the new republic
la our work--a work that may be participated
in by a woman, I trast, wi'hout sham-' or
blame to her."
It is said that an artist in New Y.Tk Is
to have t!:c Bag pole of the Maine. If this is
true the yi-ung w.,man will be the envy of all
Three presidents <>f the Uui'ed Sta:e -, \l/..,
Atfams. Jefferson and Monroe, di-d Jnly 4.
Maxim, -listurbed by the rlngiug of bells ad
booming of cannon, was asked if he knew the
"Oh, yes," he replied, "i: is the Fcu:th o'
July. God bess it!" In the course of the ('ay
he said: "It is a rl> ri ms Jay."
Jilfertcn was breittlisg his last at the
same momant and With aim st hU final
breath u.-U. .1 if it were not the Fourth.
Mrs. Anna W. Longstreth, of Philadelphia.
has great confidence in the efficacy of the
y^^ a%^£^\
Mrs. Abbott, who was nom:r.at<d for trustee
cf the Illinois state university, has been a
resident of Chicago since '71. She was for
tw.i pcari cditc!» of the National Scientific
Journal, and ia a regular contributor to
club to bring about a fuller development of
woman's powers. She says:
"It is the club that shall be the ins-.-n- !
ment in our hands for iirodu 'ing i
higher manliness and womanlin -=s. pure
government, better education, simpler
and mere reasonable ways oC living
and greater opportunity for broader, richer
and tullsr life. It shall lift us out of our
petty ■eU-OOaactoUHM M a:id narrow sensitive
ness and teach us practical, straightforward,
candid leccotta of everyday life. ,
"The old wail of woe that the home suffers |
neglect and the wife und mother is lost in
the club ::iember seeking to reform the world
at the sa' TinYe of her own home has had ''■»
day, and the scoffer has had evidence enough
that tin 1 home is made a better one through
the larger life of its qutt n.
"If the .-lub makes the woman sunnier and I
blighter, argues Mrs. Longs treth; '"th 'n the ,
home i.-> sunnier and brighter, tco.» If it giv<_» ,
h«'.- higher ideas tiian m< rely the domes- '
mending and the dtnner-getting, then there j
will be a subtle something felt which shall
add a flavor of strength and warmth to the I
While spia'rting of the relative advantage in I
ttu> club of many departrru nts ai;d in the
oiub of one. Mrs. Longttreth says:
' "The club that has lived tiie longest ami j
prospered the beat, so far as I know, is the !
club which ha 3 all departments, but exists for I
not ono alone. The important thing is to
keep up the active interest of a diversified '
membership, and to do this all the avenues
mutt be opened and k^-pt in good repair by 1
means of healthy exercise. I think the time ;
has passid when we L -an be content with a j
cub ihdt is only literary. There is an in- .
t< nse uprising toward better municipal condi- i
liens. !r. every community there is something !
to bo done — cither th-' schools need attention
or there is a demand tor a tree library. or
there are city parks and sunim?r playgrounds ,
needtd. So that every club should have its
pubHc interests committee cs its agent in
working up these needed retorms or improve- i
mtnts. The social and literary d.-partm nts
have their impoitant place, but should not j
ab.-crb all of the club life. I think the women j
of our country are no longer witting to waik ;
dirty thoroughfares on their way to their club i
house, or to allow abuses In the schools or I
mismanagement to prevail in their local gov- |
eminent while they sit still and study Brown
irs; m Shakespeare over the tea cups. Let us
relax cnrselvea over Browning and the tea i
cups, hut let the aim and purpose cf our club |
be not on:-.- stlf-improvtnnnt and se!f-in- i
dills;, nee, !;ut for improving and brnefHing the
whok- community in every way possible."'
M:nr<vota ha=e received a wee bit of reccg- j
nition from the national federation, inasmuch ;
as Miss Evans, of Northfield. has been made !
chairman of the educational committee of
the general federation. An "Art Depart
ment" is a new pha.se of the national or
Boston, New York and Milwaukee have
sent urgent invitations to the federation for
the next biennial. The acceptance has baen
ieft with the new board.
It is ri.rfl that there were over l.non dele
gates ■y^'fiie general federation biennial at
Denver., :md that, added to this number,
there \fcyfe over ?,,000 visiting club women
In atte^4**'' c -
The biennial has been an expensive affair.
Mrs. Longstreth, of Philadelphia, chairman
of the programme committee, has said that
tho ' literary programme alone of the bi
ennial cost $2,000.
There were many women of many minds
in Denver, and quite a little discussion arose
regarding the reason of the great expense
of the biennial. While all wanted the affair
conducted on tho most liberal, free-handed
scale, they maintain that there is a distinc
tion between generosity and extravagance-
Mrs. Hc-nrotin, after four years' experience
as president, declares that not less than
$10,000 should be appropriated biennially for
the general federation.
One of the most observed of the many dis
tinguished women in Denver wa3 Mrs. Will
iam J. Bryan, who was a delegate from her
own club. Sorosis, of Lincoln, aud attentions
were showered upon her by the Nebraska
women who seemed proud of her.
A prominent person at Denver was Mrs.
Calvin S. Brice, who traveled in her own
private car. She was a fraternal delegate
from the George Washington Memorial asso
ciation, and. it was said, put in her ap
pcaranco to help some of the ladies of the
G. W. M. A.
Havelock Ellis, the English scientist, says
enough flattering things about the intrinsic
superiority of woman to satisfy even the
most exacting of the new women. He prac
tically declares her flist in invention, in gov
ernment and In brains. To prove which he
asserts that: "Her very ane'ent digging
Etick is now a plow; her rude carrying str.^p
over her aching forehead is now the rail
rcad train; her woman's boat, the ocean
steamship; her stone handmill, the <osly
roller mill; her simple scraper for, softening
hides, the great tanneries and shoe factories;
her distaff and weftstick. the power loom;
her clay and smooth pebble, the potter's
wheel; her sharpened stick and bundle of
hairs are nil the appara U3 of the pla-^' 0 ai d
pictorul arts. • ♦ • In the early history
of art. language, social life and religion,
women were tte industrial, rlaborative, con
eanntttve half of society. Ail the peaceful
arts of today were once woman's peculiar
province. Along the lines of industrialism
she was pioneer, inveutor, author, origi
After dealing with the stubborn fact that
men have by weight more luvi; s thau wonun
(by stating two prooortions. via., woman's
brain is to man's brain as UO Is to 10); and
her weight to his weight as 80 to 100) re
turns to the subject of women in politics,
holding John Stuart Mills' view that,
"among nil races and In all parts of the
world women have ruled bill tantly and wl h
ptrfect control over even the lr.ost fierce and
turbulent horde?." He y«ys:
"Whenever their education has been suffl
clcnt'y sound and broad to enable them to
free themselves from fads and sentimentali
t'es, women probably possess In at least as
high a degree as man the power of dialing
with the practical questions of politics."
Lady Arnold, whose family name is Kuro
kawa Taiua, which means "jewel of tha dark
standard literary and scientific periodicals. In
addition she is a translator of no small mprlt.
Mrs. Abbott is en honor to intelligent women,
being thoroughly modest and ladylike in her
river," was bjrn at - .Sesdal, Japan, Marly
thirty years ago. Her ladyship :s a typical
Japanese beauty, and is the idol of her uctei
husband. Sir Edwin Arnold. In toe trlvdu-y
of her own household she wears the kimona
and the other graceful articles 'of attire pe
culiar to her native land, but on her publ c
appearances or when entertaining gue.-t; she
appears in conventional costume. Lady Arn
old has the distinction of being the on'.y
Japanese woman who -bears an English title.
To secure absolute independence owe no one
a dollar.
Madame Wagner attended the performance
of "Tristan" in London recently for the pur
pose of hearing M. Jean de Reszke and Mile
The British museum has secured for its
reading rctm a fac simile of the original man
uscript of Bret Uarte's poem, "The Heathen
Chinee," which first appeared in the Over
land Monthly, of San Francisco, In Sep.e;i.b;r
In order to get the "local color" for hi*
book. '•Hannibal's Daughter," Col. Haggard
brother of Rider Haggard, vi.-lte.i all the
principal battlefields of the great Carthagen-t
A writer' in the Kngllsh Illustrated Mag
azine puts forth some conclusive prco? that
the Duke of Fife, claiming to be descended
from the o!den Thanes of Fife, who played an
important role in ancient Scottish history
under the patronymic cf Macduff, is really
dts.ended from a small farmer in ScotlaLd.
whose wife less than two hundred years e.%0
used to ride to market with her wares.
Gen. Hernandez, the rebel leader in Vene
zuela, who was recently captured, his been
wounded in battle eighteen times, has been
captured by the enemy twenty times, and
was for some time an exile in Cuba.
It is amusing to note with what enthusiasm
the Chinese in this country celebrate the
Fourth, withou: knowing or caring about its
meaning. It is oniy another evidence of their
imitative character, although the imitation in
this ease is better than the original, for they
burn more fireworks and make more noise
than ever existed, even in the American im
The Princess of., Wales, for the first time
in her life, opened recently a bazar for a
Roman Catholic charity. It Is In aid of the
Norwood Orphanage for Girls, conducted by
the Sisters of Mercy.
To dispense with ceremony is the most del
icate mode of conferring a compliment. — Bul
The truly generous is truly wise, and he
who loves not others lives unblest.— Home.
The MHiiien-Widows.
A Russian society woman knows only one
thing— fashion. Art is a stranger to her
bhe ioves admiration and flirtation but her
j heart remains coid, though she may be burn
nig other hearts with the fire of her eyes
Nowhere is woman more dangerous than in
Russian society. To begin, a Russian girl
Seeks a husband only for the position he
, gives her. Matrimony is only a Question of
, lashion. and if a Russian glr'l canmat find a
husband within a reasonable time she can
fill no pla^e in good society, and she is ridi
cu.ed by all her acquaintances; thus, she
watches with agony the approach of the end
of her youth. Every tentative is thus made
to win the grand prize of matrimony. Even
her friends are as anxious as she ia and as
fearsome lest she may become an old maid
Then, when all efforts have failed, when no
more hope remains, she takes advantngp of
the sole remedy left to her, "maiden widow
hood." She travels. She goes to Paris and
Nice. She stays away three or four years
maybe, then returns to Russian society no
longer an eld maid, nor even a wife bin a
widow. Nobody asks whom she married nor
bow she become a widow. She is a widow
that suffices. And as a widow she is received'
T.m r es"He7ald. an<i '— ™««^. - Chicago
A "marriage school" Is the latest develop
ment in the German* educational system
The idea is that after a girl has been en
gaged in Intellectual/study she is unfit to
undertake the duties of wife and mother un
less she finish Mftther education with
short, practical course in household econom
ics. The higher education of women has
been slowly gaining, ground in Germany, and
this move to finish, rather than-to begin' and
t:id with housekeeping. Is in the Hne of
There ia a movement on foot in England
to est.ibllsh a memorial scholarship for girls
la the high school at Winchester. This
is in honor of Charlotte Yonge. the authoress,
who Is seventy-five years old. Sac has mad 3
murh money cut of her writing of books lor
girls. and has always been generous in her
charities. A fund of $30,000 is being raised
for the above scholarship.
Schools Kilty Yeara Ago.
Fifty years ago the publi .: schoaU were
known as free schools, and few children were
sent to them whose parents cou d afford
the "select" institution. Girls went um\
; those small acihocls away ta hoarding sch»j-,s,
I while their brothers were aptvrentictxl to
i rispected traces, or, now snU then, a lad
of great promise was "tutored" lor college.
A school at Patterson and the Friends
I school. In Dutchess county. known as
the "NMne Pardnsr3," w.re famous. T. re
"expencoV at the Bethisda school was --112
doUars 50 cents per arm..' 1 Ohe school year
consisting of forty-eight weeks, an evidence
of the changed rates of provision and labor.
It said of itself in a local newspaper:
At this seminary are taught reading (with
propriety), spelling, grammar, writing, arith
metic, geography, the us*' of Uie glotes and
maps, plain work, muslin work, tambour,
lace work, embroidery in a very sup. rijr
j style; cloth work, print work, paper nias'.iee.
i marking, darning, mending siik stockings,
filegree raised and Cat. ait 112 dollars 50
cants per arm. French and drawing, extra
charges. Many other things too numerous
to mention are also taught. No expense has
been spared to procure assistants, and ren
der the place agreeaib'o; and the healthi
ness of it can be no longer doubted.
Mnntci-yiei-cs to lie Sold.
The American Art association would have
exhibited and sold in the spring the valu
able collection of paintings, antique furni
ture, rugs and bric-a-brac, belonging to Sonor
de Mendonca, the Brazilan Minister to the
United States, had it not been for the out
break of hostility. The tale had been planned
for the spring because tho minister was re
called from Washington l>y vis governnmet
to represent Brazil at Lisbon, Portugal. The
American Art association now anounces
that the gale will take place during tne com
irg season.
Among the masterpieces are works cf Paul
Veronese. Ribera, Murii >. Velasquez, Toniers,
Paul Pottar, Cornelius de Vos, (.'laudio Coe.o,
Franz Hals. Darkheysen, Vau der Velt,
Van i)yki\ Van Goyen, Miervelt, Zuceero,
Lancret. Matzu. and Rubens, The Kuglish
school is fully represented by various works
by Richard Wilson, Sir Joshua Riynulds,
Old Croine, George Morland, Hogarth, John
Opie, Constable, Bonington, Sir Godfrey
Knoller. Turner, Stanfield and Sir Peter Le
ly. Copley and Chester Harding, the Amer
ican artists, have portraits, that by the for
mer bjing a picture of t.he Duke of Welling
tcn. painted when Copley resld.d in London.
The modern work of the continental schools
include pictures by Mlche:, Pelouzs, Court,
Jacque, Domingo de Neuvlile, Fortuny and
Aims Morot.A eata.ogue raisonne, illustrated
with photogravures of some of the principal
pictures, will be published at the time of the
To Encunrage Art.
An act "to encourage the development of
•irt in the cities of the state" wa3 passed by
bc-th houses of the legisla ure at the last ses
sion, and having been signed by Gov. Black,
it is now a law. The act authorizes cities cf
the first and second classes, in the discretion
of those officers or bodies of such cities as
have charge of the appropriaiion of public
funds, to purchase works of art which must
be the productions of professional artists
who are citizens of the United States. The
word '•productions" is held to include mural
paintings or decorations which artisls may
hv; employed to put on the walls of public
buildings of such cities, mosaic, or stained
glass. Cities of ihe first class are authorized
to expend not to exceed $50,100 amiuill/, and
cities of the second class not to exceed $10,-
Ul-0 annually. The act, of cuurse, is permis
sive and not mandatory.
In ail probability the first purchases or
orders for works of art under the provisions
of this act will be for portraits of state and
national officers, but the French and British
custom of giving commissions to prominent
artists to paint pictures of events which make
history might well be followed, here. A
pictorial record, so to speak, exists in some
of the European state galleries of civil and
military happon-ings. acd they not on.y serve
as educators lor the people, but.aro also'of
groat value to historians; The new law
directs that where no art commissions exist
iv any city the mayor shall appoint one as
soon as any city decides to expend money
under the act. The commissions may include
women members and shall not contain more
than a bare majority of persons selected from
any one political party. The commissioners
shall be persons who are exper.s in art mat
ters.—Xew York Sun.
The People's Pninter.
Michael Munkaesy, the Hungarian painter,
who has been very ill, in a German sanitar
ium, will be remembered as the creator of
"Christ Before Pilate," "Christ on Calvary,"
"Milton Dictating Paradise Lost to His
Daughter" and "The La3t Moments of Moz
art." He was born near Munkacs in 1846, and
when a boy he learned the trade of a carpenter.
Wllhelmina, to be crowned queen of the
Netherlands in Amsterdam, Sept. 6. This
date is six days later than the aueen'a
But young Michael had the soul of an artist
and he deypised the labor which his father
gave him and abandoned tho bench for the
easel. His first exhibited picture was "The
Last Day of a Condemned Prisoner," whi< .h
was hung in the Paris salon and which at
once made him a reputation. He was nex<
taken up by a banker in Parts, to whose
patronage he owed much of his worldly
wealth. The king of Hungary ennobled tcie
painter, and hia pictures were carted around
the world and exhibited in all the large cities.
Munkacsy was unfortunate with the crltioj.
These judges could never be brought to admit
that he was a great painter, but for all that
his wofk is love 4 and admired by the com
mon people, whose traditions and seiit'menU
he seems to have well understood, probably
because he was one of them. Abuot two years
ago the painter became lusan* and has been
slowly approaching his end. His wife is with
"O dreary life!" we erf: "O' dreary life!"
And still the generations of- the birds
Sing through, our sighing, amd the flocks and
Serenely live while we are keeping strife
With Heaven's true purpes-e- in us, as a knifo
Against which we struggle. Ocean girds
Unslackened the dry land: Savannah-awards -
Unweary sweep; hill 3 Wfa^ch, unworn and
Meek leaves drop yearly from th« forest trees,
To show above the unwaajtei stars that pass
In their old glory. O thou God of old!
Grant me some smaller grace than comes to
But so much patience as a blade of grass
Grows by, contented through the heat- and
cold. * '
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
It Is related that a charitable woman in an
Austrian town went once to the highest official
to ccc if he would not use his influence to
have a training siiliool for girls started, in
which they could learn the rudimenis of cook
ing, sewing and home-making, as most of
them aperat their days working in the mills of
the place and had received little or no prac
tice in household duties. The reply she re
ctiived was: "No, indeed! Spend money to
i teach women to keep house! Every woman
should be- born with that knowledge."
"How wast thou made to pass
By short transition from the womb
Unto that other darkness of thy tomb,
O babe, O brother to the grass?
For like the herb, so thou art born
At early morn;
And thy little life has flowed away
Before ihe flowing day;
Thy willing soul has struggled and Is free;
And all of thoe that dieth
A white and waxen image lieth
Upon the knee.
"For on that one, that well spent morn,
Unconscious thou wert borne
To wash the baptismal stream.
To gain thy title to the glorious name
Which doth unbar the gatss of Paradise,
And thou wert taken home
Het'cre the peril that might come
By the rare.nts' human pride
In thy soft baamiag eye;
But hot before
Their blessings on thee they might pour
And pray that, if so eariy bloomed the tide,
Yet God might spead thee on thy path
Through the void realms of death.
And .'.hrist receive thee in His bosom peace
Till pain and sin shall ceasar
Till earthly shows shall fly and they
Shall wake to life with thee from clay."
. . Ah..g ,-%. J.
—Gladstone's only poem, written in 1536.
Her l : .;>>s.
With tangled hair and dirty hands.
On his mouth, ah, many a crumb.
He slowly comes to ,my ltnfe and stands,
Saying, "I wish mamma d come."
My boy, my joy. my prince;- my king,
I clasp him hard iwith 'delishtj
And I'd die to tell hint-that one small thing,
That "Mamma would come tonUht."
"Long she's been gone. is all tbat he knows,
"On a journey up to the stars" —
Whnn the clouds a faling star disclcse,
"She's coming," he crlea, "see the cars."
Is he the child or am t thftichild?
"We both are," I -cry as I write,
For though I know all, like a child, I'm wild.
Wishing "Mamma would come tonight."
—Tom Hall in Alualee's Magazine.
A Woman of Business and Pleasure.
The bluest in Belgravla have finally con
cluded to modify long existing prejuaices,
and now mix with the rest of human kind.
It is a significant indication of this progres
sive age to see some of the foremost ladies
of London curtail the pleasures of their
sumptous surroundings in favor of adminis
tering the mo-re prosaic details of their !arg9
possessions. Madame O'Doyle Carte, whose
social eminence, wealth and accomplishments |
are equal to tbose of any star en our social
planet, is virtually the executive adminis
trator, of her husband's enterprises, including
■the Savoy Hotel ccmpaiiy. of which Mr.
O'Doyle Carte is chairman, but, owing to his
physical Infirmities, is prevented from active
' participation. It is an open secret on both
continents that "the Savoy," in London, and
"the Grand." in Rome, are among the few
great leading hotels in Europe replete with
every modern comfort bordering on the ex
travagant. The clientele of both houses is
cosmopolitan, including royalty and the creme
of society. But what is. perhaps, less known
is tha fact that in spite of her social engage
ments Mrs. Carte not only guides the for unes
of the Savoy theater, but virtually supervises ]
also the management of the above mentioned I
hotels with marked ability and to the" satis
faction of all interested In the enterprise.
Mrs. Carte is recognized as one of tho
clever ladies in London society. Versatile to
a high degree, with keen discernment and a
practical turn, she directs her husband's
varied affairs with an- unerring judgment, and
apparently without great effort. It Is not
unusual for this lady to leave her sumptoua
and picturesque home for a tour Of Inspection
eighteenth birthday, at Tyii^ch time she will
herself become of age. Preparations for the
coronation ceremonies t j}ron^Ee a display of
barbaric splendor. . , ."'.,,
which usually turns out profitable to the
enterprise. Mrs. Carte's hospitality is the de
light of those who have had the honor to
be invited to enjoy It. Her home is a pict
ure of refinement and culture. Those who
have enoyed her hospitality remark on the
magnetism of 6er speech, evidently the resu't
of a well trained mind finished by travel
and keen observation. Prom affluence and
comfort this lady apportions certain hours
daily to the administration of her husband's
affairs; verily, a most opportune example for
"the better half" in any condition of our so
cial system to imitate and follow.— Leslie's
If you visit the metropolis the ndvertlse
mi'iit of Hotel Empire- on another page will
Interest you.
"Stories of the New York Ghetto,"
by Abraham Cahan '-The Lake
oS Wive," by Bernard CapeN—
"\ Forgotten Sin," by Dorothea.
Gerard — — "RohJu the Beau," by
Laura K. Richardn.
"The Broom of the War God" Is a
book difficult to define. It Is not his
tory; it is not fiction. It is not ro
mance, nor, in the ordinary acceptance
of the words, is It a novel, though so
it is designated an the title page. It
has not a semblance of a heroine nor
the likeness of a plot. It has a hero of
staunch encugh fiber, if the fact that
Ms name appears from the first page
to the last makes Graham a hero in a
book in which every man who appears
for even a moment is as carefully
visualized as if he were the only char
acter worthy of consideration. Perhaps
"The Broom of the War God" would be
best described as the journal of a war
correspondent who is a dramatist In
the strongest sense of a much abused
word. It may be removed far enough
from the mtre facts of history, pure
iiction doubtless a great deal of it is;
but most impressively real is every
line of it. The characters are legion,
but as we have said, every one of
thorn living, every one of them dis
tinctly individual. They are not by any
means all of them nic^j, all of •them
designed for heroes by Providence, but
in spite of the sordid brutal reality of
war as Honfy Noel Brailsford" draws
it, each has his moment of h-eroism,
and therefore, while war is brutal ani
war is sordid, war is al^o beautiful.
"All the flotsam ami jetsam of hu
manity, the ragged edges of society
swept up by the broom of
The war god," is the composite hero
of Mr. Brailsford's story. The man
whose naane is most often, in his pages
is Graham, a young scnolar, a teacher
at St. Andrews, Scotland. In love with
ancient Greece, he joins the cause of
modern Greece and becomes part of
the Philhellenic legion, but from al
most the first the humor of the situa
tion appealed to him so that he wrote:
"The only expiation of folly is to be
resolute therein."
The fortunes of the Philhellenes we
follow with Graham, and they are but
bitter fortunes at best. Disgust with
the Greek troops, dissatisfaction
with the Greek leaders, discontent with
arms and rations — such is the legion's
spirit save when under fire; than
bravery takes the place of discontent,
discipline of disorder, self-sacrifice of
sordid selfishnese. There is plenty of
courage in the war, and yet war is not
redeemed by it. Yet human nature is
redeemed, and that by the presence of
the one popular Greek commander,
Varatasi, one of the two men who ap
pear in Mr.Brailsford's story under their
own names. Capt. Varatasi is a brave
man and an able commander, but it is
not he but the relation of his men to
him, from the lowest, to the noblest,
that is the saving grace of the whole
awful picture, and we realize that more
uplifting than heroism is hero worship
— it is the best thing war has to teach.
A comparison of "The Broom of the
War God" with "The Red Badge of
Courage" is perhaps inevitable, but
surely unfortunate, The books axe ut
terly unlike in anything but the
grewsomeness of the subject and the
illuminating power of the treatment.
Both books are eminently satisfactory,
but they have the quality of some
paintings, forceful in their individual
color, but killing each other by close
comparison. "The Broom of the War
God" is a book it is well to read, and
I to read now.
"The Broom of the War God," by Henry
Noel Brailsford. $1.50. D. Appletcn & Co.,
.New York. For sale by the St. Paul Book
aiid Stationery Company.
"Stories of the New York Ghetto."
Five sketches of considerable power
are published under the title of the ini
tial tale, 'An Imported Bridegroom,"
by Mr. Abraham Cahan. The stories are
not clever in th« ordinary sense of the
word, but they are more than that—
they are serious and determined, and,
although we will wait long for any
thing showy from Mr. Calhan's pen,
tha present group of sketches promises
growing force amd future achievement
of no mean order.
The New York Jew of the East side,
as Mr. Cahan paints him. has all the
earmarks of his race and time; but
he is something more than a type, he»
is a reality. He belongs to a clas3, but
he is an individuality, and as such has
individual human interest. Then the
characters that swarm this Western
Ghetto are alive, they may be held in
the stiff bonds of prejudice and tradi
tion and so move stiffly and ungrace
fully and breathe hardly, buit move and
breathe they do, and their sometimes
unlovely presence in literature is justi
fied by their vitality.
Humor amd pathos underlie the nar
rowness and gloom, the sordidness
and barrenness of these lives, and the
smile with which one closes the story
of old Asriel Shoon's journey to Pravly
and the bringing back with him of a
"holy soul" — a youth deep in the Tal
mud — for his daughter's bridegroom is
but a cover to the sigh that reoognizes
the futility of human plants in the
Ghetto as in the tents of the Genti'.es.
"Th« Imported Bridtgroom and Other Stories
of the New York Ghetto," by Abraham Ca
han. $1. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. For
sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery
"The Lake of Wine."
"The Lake of Wine" is a story of
sensational adventure written with a
lavish hand. In the very beginning
the reader is plunged into a situation
as exciting and harrowing as most
authors reserve for their climax. The
siory's hero loses his fortune at cards.
Mow, this in itself is not unusual in
story books, but this particular game is
removed from the ordinary, for by it
one . man loses his head, another his
another his fortune, and yet
another his life. Sir Robert Linne, los
ing hi? fortune, loses aiso his desire to
live, and with his last guinea buys a
boat to carry him in midstream to
"meet the devil half-way." Gamester
thouph he is, there is nerve in his car
riage and humor in his philosophy, and
when a mysterious reprieve comes to
him in a reserve fortune left him by
his father, whose foresight predicted
disaster for the wayward youth, he
proves himself equal to the situation.,
which is peculiar enough to excite his
curiosity and hazardous enough to
employ all his energy. The mysterious
estate is supposed to be haunted, -and
so it is, but by material ghosts, des
perados who have in their keeping a
famous ruby, which gives its
name, "The Lake of Wine," to
the story. It is through blood
shed, adventure, love-making and
all the usual paraphernalia of the ro
mancer that Sir Robert finally takes
possession of his last iniieri ranee, and
fop the many lovers of this sort of
thing the book has much in store. The
style is suited to a plot of much juQve
ment, and the story, from beginning to
end is well held together. It is the kind
of a yarn that helps while away the
tediousness of a sultry railway journey.
"The Luke of Wine," by Bernard Capes. Ap
pleton Town and Country Library. $1. For
sale by the St. Paul Honk and Stationery
"A Forgotten Sin."
There is a strong family resemblance
between the books that come from
Mme. Longrard de Longgrareli's pen.
In fact, when one sees the name of
"Dorothea Gerard" on a title page one
is just aibout certain of all that will
oome after. "A Forgotten Sin" is a
summer book, of course, and appro
priately issued In App'.eton's Town and
Country library, except that It hard
ly comes up to their usual standard of
excellence. We are assured to begin
with by the author that the heroine
i« decidedly commonplace, and that hsr
respected parents are also common
place, and if we place more confident
in this early declaration of the author
and continue to regard them as com
monplace ev^n after "Dorothea Gerard"
has changed her own mind on the sub
ject we, we take it, are hardly to
Mr. Morell, who bad been a "beauty
man" In hia time and had married a
wife rich enough to assure him ease
and luxury, hazarded this ease and
luxury in wild speculation and lost.
About this time Es.me. his seventeen
year-old daughter, promises to be a
'"beauty girl" in her time, and he
stakes everything on her matrimonial
prospects. Favored by fate in this, Mr.
Morell is delighted to find her attract
ing a young millioraire of Enarlish and
Spanish parentage, and, despite the
hero's theatrical cyni'Mnm, gaining this j
priae. Later this gentleman's
other nature — he has two na
tures, of course — Is enthralled
by a beau! if ul opera singer, and
Mr. Morell sees himself losing hks
wealthy son-in-law, and with him
worldly fortunes and his daughter's
happiness. An appeal for mercy to the
beautiful singer by the father
develops 'the startling fact that
sh<.' is the Nemesis of a sin
of his youth that had completely slip
ped his memory, and, because she de
clares she means to avenge her
mother's shame and suicide, the only
thing left for Mr. Morell to do is to
take hims«lf out of thta sinful sphere.
Remorse overtakes the beautiful
avenger, and r-Earne regains her lover.
The question arises in fhe reader's
mind whether a. man with two such
distinct natures is a safe investment
for a woman who only satisfies one.
The author concerns herself not at all
with this subtle consideration and we
are left with the impression that they
live happily ever after.
"A Forgotten Sin," by Dorothea Gerard. Ar
pleton Town and Count! y Library. $1. Per
sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery
"Rosin the Baau."
Another cf the Captain January
series is "Rosin the Beau." Laura E.
Richards is very happy in her treat
ment of these simple idyls for children
c<f many ages, and the present dainty
volume is as oharming as any that has
come from her pen. '"Rosin the Beau "
is the SEqual to "Melody," and the story
U-lls most prettily the tender romance
ol Jacques d'Art'niway, the son of that
Marie, the little French violinist, who
pave her name to one of the earlier vol
umes of the series. Jacques is also a
violinist, and it is for this that the
name of "Rosin the Beau," suggested
by an old French song, is given to him.
The charm of the story is in the simpla
tenderness of the telling.
"Rosin the Beau," Captain January serifs,
50 cents. Estes & Lauriat, Boston. For
sale by the St. Paul Book and Stalioneiy
A letter which Bernard Shaw once wrote to
Mias Marbury, his American agent, gives us
a glimpse of his saturnine wit and is rat! er
characteristic. Miss Marbury had wri;t-;n an
apologetic note accompanying a remittance
for royalties which were disappointingly sn a 1,
and immediately she re-ceived the fo! owing
reply from the dramatist:
"Rapacious Elizabeth Marbury: What do
you want me to make a forutne for? Dan't
you know that the draft you sent me will
pernrit me to live and preach socialism tcr
six months? ThG next time you have 90 large
an amount to remit please send it to me by
instaJlments, or you wilj put me to the incon
venience of having a bank account. .Whot do
you mean by giving me advice about writing a
play with a view to the box office re -e.pt-.?
I shall continue writing just as I do now for
the next ten years. After that we can wallow
In the gold poured at our feec by a dramat
ically regenerated public.' I—Bookman.1 — Bookman.
In order to widen The Critic's field of use
fulness, it has been decided to issue the paper
monthly, in the size and form of the leading
The first number (.luly-Augu3t) will appear
on July 25; the September number on or be- I
fore Sept. 1, and subsequent numbers on or i
before the first of each month. This week's ]
issue — the last in the pre.-ent form — completes j
Vol XXXII. of the old series.
The Critic will be greatly improved in
appearance and contents. It will present a
great number and variety of essays aud
special articles, and will publish less mitie,
for the sake of "the record." It« hading
features will remain, and the favorite Loung
er will occupy more space and a more prcn
inent position.
Literature will continue to hod ths first
place; and art, music and the drama will be
treated in a macner to interest tho ama cur
as well as the expert. The paper wll be |
more profusely and handsomely illustrated
than heretofore. In short, nothing will be j
left undone that promises to strengthen its
appeal to the cultivated c:as3 of readers
among whom "the first literary journal la I
America" has always been persona grata. Ai |
a magazine The Critic will be unique.
In comparison with other periodicals. The
Critic loses a remarkably small proportion of
its old subscribers. Many of the names ( .n its
subscription list today have been there for
nearly eighteen years. This shows that when
The Critic make 3 friends it keeps them. In
Its new form it expects to make more friends
than ever, and to hold them for life.
On and after July 1 the price of The Critic
will be $2 a year, or 20 tents a copy.
Now is the time to subscribe.
The effects of the late Miss Ellen Xussey
were recently sold in London. Among them '
were fragments of Charlotte Bronte's hand
writing which fetched good prices. There was
also a lock of Charlotte's hair, and one from
the head of her sister Anne. When Charlotte
Bronte sent these mementoes to her "dear
E," she had no rnor<> idea they would find
their way to the block than that her head
would. I can think of no one who would
be more mortified by such a fact than the
author of "Jane Eyre." Some copies of
Charlotte's letters in Miss N'ussey's hand
writing fetched as much as £7, (the envelopes
were in Charlotte's handwriting), and an orig
inal letter from Miss Bronte realized £6 A
gun and two swords used in the defense of
Cartwripht's mill, so graphically described I
by Charlotte, produced £10 10s. Some of the
princlp.il relics were purchased by the Bronte
museum at Haworth.
The opening article of McClure's Magazine
for July portrays the private and official life
of President McKlnlry from the first dawn of
the war crisis down almost to the present mo
ment. Only four of our presidents have had
to conduct a war, and how President Mo-
Kinley conducts one is here related with a
most interesting wealth of detail. The illus
trations of the article consist of typical war
time scenes In the White house and depart
ments, drawn from life, and a cumber of ex
cellent portraits from recent special photo
Stephen Bonsai, who was himself a par
ticipant in it, tells the. story of "'The First
Fight on Cuban Soil" in our war with Spain,
and his article Is interestingly illustrated from
photographs taken by himself. Cleveland
Moffett's account of "The Fastest Vessel 1
Afloat"— the Turbina, which easily makes
forty miles an hour— is the narrative of a
thrilling and' unique experience as well as
the description of a most remarkable inven
tion. Oen. Miles, in an account of his per
sonal experiences as- one of tho guests of
honor at the queen's jubilee, Rives a most
impressive exhibition of "Tho Military and
Naval Glory of England." Anthony Hope's
novel, "Rupert of I-lentzau,',' Is concluded in |
this number in a conslstently,i,ftne and' heroic
way, the interest never pauEtotgii'to the last
Capt. A. T. Mahan, U. S. 'X., is to con
tribu'e an article on "Paul Jones In the Revo
lution" to .".n early number of Seribner's
Magazine. Capt. Mahnn has drawn a plan
of tho battle between the Bonhcrmme Richard
and Serapis, which, it Is said, will give a
new idea of that romantic naval fight. Among
other more noteworthy good things which
are promised In the autumn numbers 'Ika
series of papers on "Arts and Artists," wlTOh
will contain a valuable contribution to
1 1
The Hoycl is the nighe-it grade b^kinq powder
known. Actual testa show it goes ono
tfcir J further than eny otfcer brood.
Absolutely Pure
Lloyd Osbourne. But mast htfVwttog of al
wrtM announcement of a series of letters
mu.u.-ian as well aa a music critic These
hh ™ efe wrltten to his wife and a %
rich in descriptions of the poefs Uftu an;]
feelings while listening to the varied strains
of music which he heard on different or-,
casions-muglcal impressions whirl, mu-i<
lovers have often longed to convey but wiii'-h
on y a poet could realize. We welcome it nU
only aa a singular contribution to the liter
ature of the subject. bu». as an attempt to
tnrow some interesting sidelights on the lifg
of one of our greatest poets.— The Bookman.
The complete novel In the July Uytte ol
Lippineoti's is "Harold Bradley, Playwright "
by Edward S. Van Zile. This dramatist i« no
hack, but a man of marked ability, cmcure "•
and character; the rehearsals of his play bring
to the front a brilliant though previously ob
scure actress, who proves to be also an orig
inal and charming personage. The scene is
in New York, and the story is Mr. Van
Zile's best work thus far.
""A Limit of Wealth." by Frank H. .Sweet,
deals with a returned Klondlker of modest,
views. .Mary Agnes Tin.-ker's "An Evening
in Rome" introduces the Abbe Liszt. "Their
Great Crisis," as recounted by Nathaniel
Stephenson, is that of threo young lawyers.
Under the heading, "A National Der. li'-t,"
Fred Perry Powers sets forth the dei-Hdcnce
and obstructiveniv:s of Spain. William Ward
Crane writes on "Names of War Shins."
When Miss Marie Corelli cannot get her
advertising free, she seems quite wiping tv
pay for it. Her latest appearance in print is
to say that she ha 3 had no thought of writ
ing a book to be eallol "The Sins of Christ."
She does not _ay who acctued her, but ihe
denies the allegation and di flfis the aUsgatu&
no matter who he or she may be. Mi&g
Corelli can give points to the press agent trf
a vaudeville "star." The trouble now is thai
she seems finally ;o have wearied the paticn^t
of the amused editors, but h"r inventive k n
ius has come to her res. rue, and sh» has de
vised another means of getting htr name \U
the papers. — The Critic.
It Is interesting to recall Carlyie's mot
when speaking of Disraeli and CUodaten?:
"The Jew has no couK-ience; the other i 3 all
conscience — though," lie added, in his satur
nine mar nor, "ha c^n make* his caiucteßQl
declare what he wishes." Crowning told . a
story whi.-h seemed U) him to display :he
difference bPtwcen the two men. \t tBo
Academy dinner Disraeli spoke eloquently on
the imagination displayed by the ariistn n
their work. After dinner he took Drowning
aside and remarked: "What strikes mo i 'n
culiarly about these rierures is that in liona
of them is there any imagination." Brown
ing related this at a breakfast Where Glad
stone was of the company, and Hid na
thought it was very amusing. "Yon <\dll that
amusing." said Gladstone, with flashing e>v;
"I call it hellish."
During the next year The House UiMutiful
v.ill print a reries cf woiking plans and »p • :
fieations of attrai tive houses which can be
built at little expense. It will he lh» aim
of the prominent archi'erts er:ployed to make
the plans so pra< tieal that prospective baild
ers may grasp their ideas at om-e. T!>ey wi 1
give not enly the cost of building, but that
of furnishing the house as well.
The library and other effects of 'Mo late
"Lewis Carrol!" were disposed o" by au.-'io;i
last month in Oxford. Whoever was r.
sponsible for the sale must Le entirely with
out sentiment, fur among other ari.-'c- or
disnosr! were the !ata w.-itfr's watch, lii >
umbrellas and walking stick*, his pilot.- gri ii
a'bums. his shaving material?, and his tible
linen. The library might !.e .-i: 11* d th.:t o( a
| general reader; it contained first edit oiu of
1 Tennyson, Browning, Dickens, Ge^rsc M»:e
--! dith. Stevenson and Kudyard K : pl i;g. lire
I higl-est pries rea i*ed- £SO- was ;ha. :rr t.-e
j author's proof copy of "Aii'-e in Wosdc liud."
which was bound in vellum, and had on he
fly-leaf a manuscipt jceiii. Ti'i; r ; y wtw
dated 1860, whcrfa.3 al! o'lje.r co; ! s of this
first edition are dated IS6»;.— The BcoUmaa.
"Rupert of Hentzan." by Mr. Anthony
Hope, being the sequel to his "Prisont-r of
Zenda," will te published on Ju'y 1 by M>s rs.
Henry Holt & Co. The same firm wi 1 :s-ue
at the same time a new edition oi "Tfje
Prisoner of Zer.da" 1 which will EMke 'he
forty-seventh .mprcssicn of this siory) u.ii
form witli the sequel. Bot.i v.i umei will
have full-page illustrations by Charlea I'tan 1
Gibson, and "The Prisoner" wfll al-'-. contain
' a view and a plan cf the castle, to h Ly the
i English architect, Howard lni-e.
"In the Sargasso Sea" is the title .->f a novel
by Mr. Thr,nia<: A. Jaaivier. anno' nc d by
Messrs. Harper & Bros. From a tyaop ii of
tho story wo learn that it is unlik*- antthin3
that .Mr. Jan\itr ha 3 over written b.-f re. !t
is apparently fuli of exeite:nen,. and a.vent
ure and also, we are told, of "aim^s ghostly
incident."— The Critic.
Prof. H. Graetz's "History of the Jew.," has
been translated into English. abridgeJ frjm
eleven to five volume*, under tli^ r^ireeti n o.'
the author, and is issued with an n.ccx.
chronological Übles, mars, and v m m lit of
the author in a suppiemejtary volume ! y the
Jewish Publication Society cf America. Vie
colored maps are folded ■ and toaerteJ i:i a
pocket in the cover of the index to nuiii,
which Is likewise provided with a lort.ai:. of
the author, by way of frontispiece. Ti-.e ea:"i:er
volumes of this standard work hav^ bet n
noticed in these columns.
Dr. Georg Etwrs, whose novel "Ar.c'.i ■• ■•."
has just been published by Messrs. A;>, le uu.
is lying seriously ill at his h^nie on Stuar
berger lake.
On Our Book Table.
Krom the St. Paul Book and Stationew
H.VRPBM & BItOS., New Ycrk- "Gh.-sra I
Have Met," by John KenOriek Ban^s Jl ::,■
••Memoirs of Mr. Charles .1. Yell iwi:lui>h "
by William Thackeray, $1.; jO: "Sileac« ard
Other Stories," by MaiT E. WCfcfn* $1 2a:
"The Story of a Play," by W. I>. H wells!
51. 50; "ColleL'ttons and Recollocsions " by
One Who Has Kept a Diary, fS.BO.
D. APPLETON & CO.. New York—'Kron
stadt," by Mcx Pemberton. Jl 50; "Araciin.-,"
two V(^!s. George Ebers; "Materfanrl.Hi,"
by Ada Cambridge, $1; John of S:ra h
bourae, by R. D. Chi'wode, $1; Ev< lyn
Qulea," by George Moore, $1.50; "Lucky
Bargain," by Harry Lai.din.
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