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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1908. 5Um&:ifi qaaagggwBwaiw , , rrmyrm n i imiiwhsihim mini in minwi siimsi mmum! 1 tiiii whim i it il WmbjxXj llH. TIIK SF.MMNflANH AND TT1 Yi flKMt UKtfl'ONtflHI.K. An nnthnrlzeil Kn- ! Hull rn ti mIh t If m of Orntmefs original I work, ("Pcml-foiis pi Iionil-roKpotimi-I tiles.") by Smith Ely Jelllffo, M, I)., clinical profeMHor of mcntnl dltfonspH, Korrihsm university, Now York, nnrl vlBlilnn nciiroloRlst. City h'lHpltal, New York. T'lihllshed by Funk WmrnaMH f'n,, New York; 2; a Turin". Prof. Grasset has presented a hu manitarian work of rare Interest and of great value In this neV production In behalf of the proper cars and treatment of tho largo and Increasing body which, for short, Is denominat ed an the semi-insane and tho seml responslblo. Prof. Grnsset la profes sor of clinical medicine at the Uni versity of Montpeller, and this work la of recognized authority In France. Prof. Qrasset Is also a national mem ber of the French Academy of medi cine and laureate of tho Institute. That there aro degrees of Insanity or mental derangement, no one need dispute. Prof. (Jrasset examines the "single block" and the "two block" theories, the one defining all humani ty as included In one group all mora or less responsible; the other th.it mankind Is divided Into two clas. one the responsible sane, tho other the Irresponsible Insane; nnd he finis neither theory satisfactory, as outsl.'.e of these there is the large cla.-w "vnom he defines as seml-lnsano or'seml-'e-rponslble. He presents a to-ge ar ray of names of men of genius woo were partially "off" mentally, hut who yet were stars In thlr respec tive fields of achievement; men whom the world could not have apart':!, who contributed great things to ths world's stock of knowledge, and by whom the world is a great gainer. No; that such men should have been shut up in asylums or sanitariums, hut be argues in citing the cases of tbee world renowned people that genius Is frequently accompanied by unbal anced nervous systems and unbal anced brains. However and fortu nately for men of genius and for the author, he says: "Wo must beware of depriving society of all unbalanced geniuses. On the other hand, the un balanced are sometimes harmful characters, that we should be able to keep out of the way of their mis deeds, and they should not be per mitted an absurd Impunity, nor yet be treated like ordinary criminals who are entirely responsible, rrnf. Oras r,et argues from a scientific standpoint to account for the different degrees of Insanity and presents his cas as fol lows: "The cerebral centr of reason and thought," he says, "Is complex and divisible." He figures it dlagram matlcally by the use of a polygon the points of which (coupled tip com plexly with diagonal lines) represent various "psychic, neurons," each spe cializing In a particular province of cerebration. The diagonals represent co-ordinating connections. At the topmost point of the polygon (which center," the seat of mentality-Mho pilothouse, so to spenk. If tho group of neurons at that point Is diseased the man Is mad utterly Irresponsible for, though the polygon Is still a polygon without the triangle whose apex Is O. the specializing neurons, though Interconnected, are without central control, which comes from O. If one or more of the specializing neu rons be diseased, however, the men is only partly Insane. His "O" or su perior psychlsm, however healthy, has incomplete control on account, of tho Incompleteness of the polygonal structure. This geometrical headpiece is, of course, purely metaphorical, nut r. Grasset thinks the structure of the cerebral machinery Justifies the figure. The author's conclusion "that a man may be Intelligent and yet ir rational; and that a man of talent, and even of genius, may bo, never theless, lacking In good sense," will hardlv be disputed, and Dr. Grasset adds: "The most critical must admit this face, that intellectual superiors freauently possess marked psychic. defects." Following chapters exhibit and classify various kinds of seml-inwnl- ty, and resulting "attenuated respon sibility." The examples Include "im beciles, satyriasis!, monomaniacs, erotomanfacs, Jealous patients, dipso maniacs, spendthrift and adventur nhorneterM. the conceited and boastful, kleptomaniacs, suicides," etc Concerning the examples given more or less Illustrious men who have been Massed as "unbalanced," we quote from the Xew York Times' summary of the same In lis extended review as follows: "Most interesting to tne my man no doubt. Is Dr. Grassct's cum- mutative clinic of eminent historical inuiances of di-mlfous. 'If,' he says, 'Erasmus h;id lived four centuries later he would not written his 'Fhilogy of Madness.' but rather a 'Kulogy of Bemi-lnsanlty.' It was seml-lnsanlty that Analole France wished a nuio grain of for those he loved.' The clin ic Includes .Socrat.es, (who had fits), Pascal (a bruin lesion), Augusta Comte, postolewskl (epileptic). Tol stoy (who In his youth nearly killed himself trying to fly, and hns never wanted to do anything that, anybody else did). Gorky (who tried suicide at IS), Guy tie M;iupii"s;int (who died Insane), Jean Jacques Kntwseau (with a neuropathetlc heredity of four gen erations of linnl drinkers), Flaubert ('epileptic), Alfred do Musset, (ad dicted to drugs). Mollerc (hypochon driac), .ola ("symplmnliit of odors.") ' BuImc (ambulatory mania, hut. chlef " nieglomanlao. Victor Hugo ("with a veritable disease ef the ego") lwo (who had illusions of beauts laughing, whips cracking, bells tink ling). SichoponhMuer (who was t;o afraid of a razor that, lie used to Binge away his beard, Instead of shav ing) S"'lft (whose mad ending every body knows), Foe (who "drank like a savage"), Xewton. iVomwelt. Goethe, Schiller (who used to put his feet cm Ice and seek inspiration In 'rotten apples). Hyrou, Darwin and .so 5n As lor the great musicians, ns previously hinted, they are pretty uuc.h all In the list, with specific "at tenuations" (to say the least) of complete sanity, The author quotes Pon Quixote as the accepted type of the semi-Insane folk, which he wishes to study In this volume, a typo which swarms both In books n ful on the stngo since the birth of literature; and he then proceeds to present a host of Individual cases of seml-lnsanlty among people of the ordinary sort, not classed as geniuses and which Is Interesting also to the layman. The author then proceeds to present arguments based on medi cal and rclentlfle Investigation to show that In the seml-lnsano there Is a "weakening of tho superior psy ch Ism and a non-controlled function al hyperactivity of the Inferior psychlsm," and further along he adds Scientifically one thing only Is dem onstrated; thnt Is, tho frequent coex istence of Intellectual superiority and a neurosis lnWhe same Individual;" also, "Tho common trunk which unites superiority and neurosis Is a temperament but Is not a disease;" also "genius Is not neurosis, but a neurosis Is more often the penally of genius." Having demonstrated at great length and, unnecessarily so, his theory that there uVe mentally unbal anced or semi-Insane people, whether geniuses or no, the author proceeds to give his views as to "treatment of the semi-Insane, and especially as to law." The author admits the delica cy and danger Attending attempts to define "attenuated responsibility" In criminal ca-se.-t, and the impossibility of "measuring exactly mental condi tions and responsibility." This ques tion Is argued pro and con at much length with citation of cases nnd opinions of Judges; and he sums up that 'the conclusion seems In be cer tain that, !he punishment pronounced for the seml-lnsano man, whether It be diminished or not diminished (that being the business of the law makers) ought, In all steps taken, to be carried out under special condi tions, In a special quarter of the hos pital," and the author further holds that 'at the expiration of the punish ment th semi Insane man ought not to receive bis dismissal as a sane criminal does, but tho shortening and lightening of the punishment which he has undergone would be compensated for by a medical surveil lance anil obligatory treatment which should last for a. certain time longer." Further, as Leredu holds, "the crimi nal of limited responsibility ought t i be confined, at the expiration of bis punishment, whenever It Is thought necessary, In an asylum until be may he declared cured. This Is a serious measure, undoubtedly, but these seinl Insane, are often more dapgerons than tho wholly Insane, more dangerous chiefly because, no preranilonary measures are taken concerning them." Tho custom and practice In such cases In Germany, Italy and clnwhere Is then given. Tho author having thus worked out ! his theory proceeds to his climax al ready Indicated, viz, that In the case of the criminal Insane the ' punish ment should (It the crime," should be just and equitable punishment, deter mined by the court aided by the doc tors, In accordance with the degree of responsibility of the criminal, and that the diseased mind should also re ceive proper treatment. There should be successively a. Jail and a hospital treatment. The 'whole drift of the book Is to the end of helping awaken public sentiment to a deeper appreciation of the duty of the state toward the un fortunates who are slightly unbal anced mentally, and wllh special ref erence to the criminal cases. TIIK HKART !' TIIK TtKD FTRR Ity Ada Woodruff Anderson; Illustrate,! by i'h. Orunwald; published by l.lttli', Urown Co., Hoston; JloVi. This Is a powerful story of the Pa cific northwest, of well sustained In terest, throughout a story of lovers and full of thrilling sltuatlom ami vivid pictures of the mountains and forests and of convulsions of nature In which tempests wrought their fury and melting avalanches of snow and earth nearly swept away to death In their track of ruin the hero of the tale and brought a terrible end to another of the leading figures of the story. In a romance of the I'uget. sound country- Seattle, (Hympla and a settlement In the neighborhood of Mount Halnler In the seventies, aft er the completion of the .Northern Pa cific railroad. It Is not historical, but chronicles conditions of that epoch now drawn to a close. The author Is a native of the Pacific west, and one of the best known literary women of Seattle, Wash,, where she resides, Her short stories, dealing with tho vigorous life of the west, have appear ed, since IfiOfl, In all the leading mag azines Century, Harper's, Munsey's, Alnslee's, etc. This Is her first book, and a good starter surely. Half breeds, outlaws, cougars, forest fires, mountain climbing, outlaws, smug gling, music, yachting, prospecting etc, and brave men figure In the story. Several of the characters are based on types Indigenous to this region In Its wild and sparsely settled slate and which the author studied evidently to good advantage and she has very cleverly depleted them. Intimate knowledge Is displayed of the Puget sound country and conditions, and among the striking scenes tire a par tial ascent of Mount Rainier, the rnls Itig of Alice's cabin, Hnd her fight with the forest fire, the night, chase rlf the "Phantom," engaged In opium smuggling, Stratton's wanderings In the wilderness. Alice's narrow escape from an attack by a cougar and her fescue of Forrest, and the discovery of his lost claim, near the N'isqually liv er Hul Ihe crowning achievement, of t.lv author Is her portrayal of tho charming heroine, the modern Ameri can woman In a new country, strong In executive ability, clear-headed, en dowed with foresight and memory, but still distinctly feminine and al ways charming. Alice g a school teacher, liibo and strong, who knows how to ride well a. spirited horse who endears herself to old and young. She Inherits the tastes end the abilities of generation of pioneers; loves the mountains, the clouds, the wild for ests, the rushing torrents. She files homestead claims and timber rights, and fulfills all the consequent obliga tions of building and resldenco with genuine enjoyment. She fights a cougar, and a brush firo and a thief with equal coinage, and caps tho cli max by extricating her lover from a landslide, which had nearly burled hi in, and taking him Into safety In spite of fractured bones and a dislo cation which she herself reduces. The story is wonderfully realistic, Tho Il lustrations by Grunwald are excellent. ASTRONOMY WITH TIIK NAKKD KYIC. A new geography of the heav ens, wllh descriptions and charts of constellations, stars and planets. Ity Garrett l, Servlss, author of "Astro nomy With an opera Glass." New York and London; Harper & Brother. tl.Tiii; at Juild's. This new book by Mr, Snrvlss will meet a popular want nnd will no doubt receive a hearty welcome from all Interested In the what "the heav ens are telling," from all Interested In the charming study of "the liter ature of the stars." The book Is par ticularly for 'those casual observers of the night skies who wish to appre ciate the scheme of the constella tions without the burden of technical knowledge. One feature Is the Inclu sion of the myths ami creeds with which the heavenly bodies have been Identified in times past, thus enjoying the knowledge, to be gained through a knowledge of the part they have played In legend and literature. The book brRins with the discussion of the constellations visible In the meridian In January, their characteristic, ap pearance, and some of the history tiud mvthology that attach to them, After this comes a tdmllur treatment of each constellation's brightest stars. There Is also a list, for the conven ience of those who wish to use the tel escope, of telescopic bodies, double stars, nebulae, etc., giving their rela tive positions. At the end Is a group of charts showing stars visible to the naked eye and the outlines of the con stellation figures, such as the Hi lt of Orion, etc. The Inllniate touch con veyed In addition to this by the story of the i-tars Is unique and satisfying, and should till n deep peed that the average man sometimes confesses to win n he looks up at the slurs and wonders what It Is all ahout. In It self, or as a companion work to As tronomy Through the Opera Glass, this book will prove of Immense ser leo and pleasure to a'.l who wish to know the stars. mCRTKAXn OF riMTTANV. Hy Wr- nick I ping, author of The itlatid- eress." "Hess of tht Woods," etc.; published by Harper & llrotbers. New York; Jl.'; at .ludd'.i. A charming tale of love and w.ir In mediaeval times, when armor viad fighters drank deeply and fought like demons for their lady loves and their fair lands and against foreign Invad frs. Mr. Peeping Is a capital writer of Motion an 1 his new book will ad I to his popularity among lvr.s of the stirring and the romantic In days of chivalry. Vividly described are the knightly deeds, the fiats of prowess, the onsets and the assaults and very charming Is the heroin" of this tale. In masterly strokes diameter Is pre sented swiftly and surely, and the reader Is beguiled by the quick mov ing pictures of daring and hemic deeds. The b'-ro in the story, IVr trand d'l Gue-clln, Is no handsome, well proportioned knight, but Is the favored and uncouth In person, yet of llonllke strength and hrnwn and of noble soul. The lli'.-t born of a proud,' haughty mother, he Is from childhood displaced In 111: mother's favor by his younger and pretty faced mill-sop f a brother and grows up wild, hatf cared for, a fierce tighter, unloved, brooding and rejected A beautiful little girl changes the current of his life and through her pleading iii-r-traod Is grudgingly given his rightful honor of representing his house nt the tournament at Itennes, an honor bis mother bad decided to rob htm of and bestow on Ills younger brother. Mertrnnd wins great honor at the knightly tournament spurred to mighty deeds conscious that, the sym pathetic approving e es of the girl are upon him and he Is awarded the grand trophy of the fete for his valor nnd prowess. Thence forward the girl, Tlphane, and Hertrand drift apart, Hertrand off In the wars, grim, brave, undaunted In battles asjainsl great odds, but ever great bearled, and ever the gallant Hreton gentle man whose name Is historic through his heroic deeds In aiding to drive the Fngllsh Invaders out of France. And bv the way our Hertrand is the same whom Conan Poyle tells of so charmingly In "The White Company." The author deftly develops Rerirand's character from the sulky, sullen lad Into the hero of mighty deeds of self sacrificing valor, done under nu nxf fiimi'ii name, and the book Is, more over, a fine picture of mediaeval France, a picture Hint, will Imprint It self upon the memory. At Hertrand's second meeting wllh Tlphane, love's reawakening comes and Herlrand's unselfish love for Tlhpane and her nobly appealing faith In Hcrlrand are pictured wllh artistic power. The book's pages are vivid with pictur esque scenes and wth the pomp and pageantry of the period described. TIIK SWORD DKi'IDF.S. A Chronicle of a Queen In the Dark Ages. Found ed on the story of (tlovsiina. of Na ples, fly Marjorle llowen. l2mo., pp SJifi. The Mci 'lure Company, Ne'v York; $l.i0, at .ludd's. Murjorlo llowen, in her new novel goes back to the field of romance sho so successfully worked In her first tale, and this girlish writer again displays a gift for the picturesque In story telling that many an older- writer might, envy a gift which goon far to atone for careless nr audacious handl ing of historical facts. The reader Is carried along with the swift moving, highly dramatic pictures she presents and Is satisfied with the romantic and vivid picturing, despite the melo dramatic tableaux they meet mil a certain crudity of construction, It's the story that most reader? are after land if It Is an absorbing one, ilka this certainly .la they feel that they have got their money's worth. This story barks back to tho year 1;I4 wllh An dreas of Hungary on bis way with a body of his retainers to Naples to join Ills ll'e, w hom ho hits never seen, Gio vanni, granddaughter of the king, who Is dying. Tho dying king had unjust ly named us his successor, Giovanni, child of tlm young brunch of his funi Ily and ut tho last moment ho socks to repair tho wrong by arranging that Andreas und Giovanni shall reign to gether over Naples, lint In this In tent ho had reckoned without the cruel, ambitious and scheming Gio vanni, a woman of great beauty but caimble of the foulest treachery aa tlic brave, gallant, hundsomo and yet boyish Andreas was soon to discover. Giovanni was ib tcriulned to become the sole ruler and bud a powerful tool iiand helper In Conte Raymond who, on the death of the old king, proclaim ed her queen In her ow n right, An dreas hud while in-i'iiute, received warnings not to proceed to Naples warnings that gn at peril and dlro plotting against him awaited hi in, but hot-blooilcd and '.'otilldetit. in his star and being a. man of grout personal prowess, but lacking prudence, bo blindly rejects the counsel given and rushes on to his fate. Very ominous In his lack of wi loome on his arrival, rio glud acclaim for the new King Is heard. Tho nuetlng of Andreas and Giovanni, the rejection of bit claims as the solo sovereign the tournament in which Andreas' brave, courageous and powerful in body, bears down tho champion In the public contest, tho !MihsciUonl lighting for bis crown and Up scenes leading up to the crisis when tin: chlvulrous Amlrols is foully murdered In th- monastery with bis wife at his side, the Inspiivr of the murder, are ,-ry vivid ami' wry dra matic. Tile dreadful deed wis don just wlu n Andreas bad secmin .',ly won his cause. 'I'h n comes Andreas' brother, Jjudovlco with an army to avenge bis brot lier'a death and liow lie s beguiled by the false and allur ing Giovanni Into In Moving le r Inno cent of bis brother's iiiunii r, Mow bn Htliaci.-d by her beauty, permits him self dalliance with her and Ivr win some maid Hum la, to the in gleet of bis mission and how nt lost th pingue sets In - all are told with rare ski'l )dy this girlish writer, who .vlns a story teller surely. THINGS WORTH Willi. K. fly Thomas Weniwoiiii lllgglnson, in til,. Art of Life Series; Ktlwurd Howard Griggs editor. Published by H. H. llnebsch, New York. :,,. II It could lie said thnt any one man links the literature of tho nine tieiith century to Unit of the twenti eth, the dl'dlnetbut would belong to Colonel llliiglnson. Atbr a rich and I full life as an anther, soldier and man of affairs, at eighty-four bo ulves us a volume which, though small Iti size. Is full of reminl ;cence, wise counsel, criticism of life and maniuis, and homely philosophy. one will enjoy reading this book, but one w ill enjoy even more "coding It a second time. Colonel lllgglnson writes In sucli a quotable style that the reader will find himself making constant reference to Hie book be cause It touches helpfully on so many many of the perplexities nnd Joys In life. And patriotism, of a ri-lln-d kind marks the volume throughout. v There Is nothing old or old fash loped about It except In the virtues that It possesses. It la like an echo of the best days in the New England si hoot of literature and the style car ries the render back to thoii'hts of l;mersoii, Unwell and Longfellow. In this day of "best- sellers," "largest, circulations" and machine-made liter it Hire, It will prove mental refresh ment to spend no hour under l shady tree with 'Things Worth While," This Is u worthy (bird to the books which have already appeared 'n The Art of Life Series: namely, "The Use of the Margin" by IMwaril How ard Griggs, and "W.bere Knowledge Falls," by Fail Parties. TIIK RKUIGION OK A PKMOCRAT. Pv I'hni-les in hlln. I'ulillshed by It. W. HiiPhsch, New York. $ I net. This Is a frank and courageous dis cussion of the demands made upon religion, by the spirit of true dem ocracy. The author points out that every man must have his own relig ion wllli the stamp of his porsonalily upon It and that, although rellclon Is universal, It Is only vital when It Is a conscious, personal possession, a liv ing faith being more Important than any fcpoclnl faith. The church, be asserts, Is Inade quate for Hie expression of democratic religion because H depends upon dead formulae, fears to trust the Instincts of the people and Is separated from Industry and politics. Only through tho democratic state can democratic. religion bo attained. A democratic, slate Is one in which no man Is In economic, physical, political, aesthetic, Intellectual or moral subjection. The state should synthesize and democratise all human wants, which Involves the Interrelation of religion and nil other human Interests. The church, may be. a co-operative agent, subject, however, to the slate; and democratic religion will be organized through the parish nnd the munici pality, by democratising art, educa tion nnd morality, In Ihe public, gal leries, libraries, school-houses, town halls and churches. The dawn of democratic religion will be seen when t he wauls of the people are harmoniz ed and vocalized and all good human work Is aspiration. No one Is bettor fitted to express the ncntltnenta of the radical social reformers than Professor Zuohlln, and In this book he Justifies all expecta tions by a luminous review of the subject which we have outlined above. The manner In which he hns divid ed his study Is Indicated i,y tlfl chap ter titles: Temperament and Person ality;; The Constraint of Orthodoxy; The ppcnv of Authority; Rellclon and the Church; Religion nnd the State; Impersonal Immortality. Professor Zueddln was educated In the public, schools of Philadelphia, the l.'nlverslty of Pennsylvania, tho North. western university (Ph. 11., 1S87), Yale, university (I). P., 1 889), and the Uni versity of Leipzig, He founded tho Northwestern University Settlement, Chicago, 1891; was appointed Instruc tor In sociology, University of Chica go, N',i; assistant protcssor, itcu; assoclalo professor, 188(1; professor, 1902; first chairman school extension committee, Chicago, 1901; president American league for Civic Improve ment, 1901-1902; has been a member of the Chicago special park commis sion, l!!02-f; and a director In the Municipal Museum of Chicago, 1904-5, the Chlcugo Consumers league, Chica go Vacation school board, tho Chau tauqua Prcsj, and tho American Clvlo association, Ho Is now a resident of Hoston and will devote himself large ly to Independent lecturu work In which he has become so popular. TIIK niSeoVKRV OK THIS SOUK R.v Floyd H. Wilson, author of "The J'ntliH to Power," "Man Limitless," etc. It. F. Kenno & Co., New York City, Prlcj ft. The compfeto title of Mr. .Wilson'! new book Is "Tho Plsoovery of the Soul Out of Mysticism, Light and Progress," nnd the essays which the book contains will be found of special and striking Interest to oil who look and hope for Immortality and life be yijtul the grave. The author enters tills field of enquiry nnd discussion, which Is as old as the human race, with the spirit and attitude of an Independent Invest Igatm and handles the subject reverently and with a f'C I'n pen. He lii fact eloquently dis courses as to the reasons for hoping and believing in a future life and ihe wholesome spiritual tone of Ills book commends Itself to the earnest seeker after light nnd truth. "If immortality be true," enys Mr. Wilson, "unl tlu soul survives the physical death, tin n the soul Is man himself. If Immortality be not true, then the unseen directing force with in the physical self, or In some way attached to It, Is the real, the man; and, for want of any other term, may b" called Ihe goul." Th" author believes that the discov ery of the soul nnd Its nature re quires scientific researches Into the In nermost recesses of occultism. He barks back to Paganism and Panthe ism for the first glimmering In men's sotil.i of Investlgatlon-spectilotlon or a h to th future life and rtals with the work of the scientists, as related to this subject and proceeding con tract i Oriental and Western .lews of the soul. Then, speaking of mystic ism and science, lie goes on to nnsld er messages, warnings and commands which intuition brings to conscious, tn ss and ib als with faith as "the magic power that knows no defeat. The cause of evolu'lon Is then consid ered and a philosophy of Japan and th i Ivlllzatlon of the Fast; also growth through knowledge of the psychic world and the work of the London Psychological society. In another chapter tin- author gives an account of his peculiar experiences with medicines. He considers man as a soul In evolution nnd speaks of the bssons of great wars and In conclus ion "of the new Psychology and God." To nil who believe In mysticism or who are Interested In "those utilised powers within the soul which duly ap propriated give expression to the di vine in man." The book has certainly a message or great inrerest. TIIK POSTl 'Ft ITT. Pv publtslie.'l by 111" M Klearnor Htuart, ('lure Co., New Vent. Jl ; at .until w. A K'tory that chirms and holds fast the reader's attention--a strv of a lovely young American lady, Ksther da Trfo, who wedded an Italian count, Sandro do Trofo, who was the soul of honor, a man to reverence for bis purity of character, and whose early death had left her to deeply mourn and hnd left her the memory of a spotless soul. Kverywhere ahout Ivr beautiful Italian villa were me mentoes nnd spots Inexpressibly dear to her from associations which were Imprinted Ineffaeeably upon her mem oi y because they reminded her of the refined, gentle, graceful and gifted man she mourned. Th" story opens with beautiful des'Tlptlvn touches on to the landscapes peculiar tit Italy, and proceeding, the author tells of the rescue from drowning of Sandro, a little orphan boy from the orphanage, nearby, whom she installs in her home; and from the first loves with the love of a mother. The memory of her husband held so sacred by the Contessa, becomes shadowed by the entrance Into her eden of dl For estl who, a false and trea.'herous friend of the Into tount, seeks by slow and guarded approaches to und 'rmlnd Esther's Ideal of the late count by hlnto thai tin. rescued nrtihnn fntldro Is Count flandro's Illegitimate son whose mother Ksther had seen on I visit, with tho boy io the city when th boy had recognized his mother who, from a. position of comfort had been rediwed by Illness and neglect to take hi menial position. Esther's Idol, now off Its pedestal and fallen, Is yet cher ished In her heart for she hugged to her bosom the thought that ihe alone had possessed the true love of the count, but her Ideal was shattered nevertheless. The truth Is revealed at last and the aspersions up.in tho count's fair name are cleared away, but not until a terrible tragedy occurs and its threatened result Is narrowly averted. There Is an etherial, dream like Indefinable delicacy of touch to this story which Is finite, enthralling. HAItriCR'S INDOOR ROOK FOR HO VS. Hv Joseph H. Adnms, nutho,' of "J In r-PH-h'h fiuldoor Hook lor Hoy, ' Har per's Electricity Monk for Boys," etc." Profusely Illustrated; Jl.'.i nt Jinld'.t. Published by Harper ft Brother., New Vork. A practical and nmprohenalce hook of .1(15 pngen, which shows how a hoy's bdsure time Indoors can be spent, both pleasantly and profitably. It takes up carpentry and wood carv ing, metal -work and wire-work, rellef etchlng nnd clay-modelling, book binding and printing and other varle- tics of Indoor occupations, Neatness and orderliness In work uro constantly Inculcated nnd It Incites to original thinking and dexterity of hand. A practical training for the growlag hoy the book Is admirable, The frontis piece, full page, exhibits a comely lad busily engaged In wood-working. The success of Harper's Outdoor Hook for Hoys ought to be duplicated In this work, Good books and good gamos have their value always, but there Is always a largo place for tho Joy of actual accomplishment, and as Is plainly to be seen, when achievement Is coupled with recreutlon a book of this character will bo heartily welcom ed. K.xpenslvo tools and apparatus are not called for. The explanations In these pages can bo followed at very little expense. Taught by thin book the boy can make many things which will bo useful and ornamental In the house. Moreover nil the in structions are put In simple, practical form. The host of Illustrations that fit In with the instructions make it uddltlonally easy for the learner. THF PIPINHKRITRD. By George Wal lace. J. fci. ogllvln Publishing- Co., New York. 12mo., cloth. 215 peg-s. Price, fl. Mr. Wallace was for many years ed itor of the South Side Observer. This Is not a novel, but in 3omo re spects It Is more engrossing. 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