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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
publtslie.'l by 111" M
Klearnor Htuart,
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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
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to her from associations which were
Imprinted Ineffaeeably upon her mem
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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,
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and its threatened result Is narrowly
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