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THE SUNDAY OKEGONTAW. FORTXAIfD. OCTOBER 27, 1907.
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"K bright mornlnsr star of the liter- '
ary world In the West Is now vlslt
Itvlng In Tokio. Of a wealthy and Il
lustrious word-bearing family In Amer
ica, and one of the most celebrated
novel. composing persons, she haa left
her country for stay-doing tn Japan,
where h Uvea and Is happy In the
Japanese Style. Dressed In white stlk,
she- loves to Import, from her fancy,
like the poet's, thoughts of this coun
try. To tell of her In a single page Is
like attempting to describe a beauti
ful woman by drawing her bones."
Thus the Kokumln Bhlmbun, the
soberest of the Japanese capital's ver
nacular newspapers, began Its first
"write-up" of Hallle Erminle Rives,
the Virginia novelist, who last De
cember married Mr. Poet Wheeler, one
of the secretaries of the American Em
bassy at Tokto.
The female novelist Is not common
In Japan. There has never been but
one, In fact, worth talking about. This
was Murasakino Shlkibu, who, in the
year 1004 A. D., wrote a novel called
"Genji Monogat&rl," the adventures of
a Japanese Don Juan, in 54 books and
something- under 6000 pages, which re
mains a classic. To the Japanese,
therefore, the advent of a female novel
ist from America was something inter
esting.' Woman, however, has always been
the submerged sex in the Land of the
Rising Sun., But since the war, in the
fierce Western wave of modernization
that-has been sweeping over the coun
try, she has begun to demand more so
cial freedom, and a place in the
world's affairs. Wives of high Japa
nese officials have begun diffidently to
entertain in European-built houses,
wearing European gowns, which latter
the court rule demands shall be worn
instead of the kimono at all court
functions. The girls throughout the
Empire have taken to going to college,
like their brothers, and the women are
reading the newspapers. For these rea
sons the American woman and the
very young woman at that who had
won a place In Western literature, and
had become famous for her novels, was
a center of double attraction. The
Tokio papers and the woman's maga
zines devoted pages to Miss Rives' do
ings and opinions on all sorts of sub
jects: her picture was put on view at
(ha Uyeno Exposition, just closed, and
V Tokio publishing house Is now pre
paring to issue a Japanese version of
'The Castaway," her novel of several
lessons ago, founded on the life of
Mrs. Rives Wheeler tells this story
Ipropos of this personal interest:
One day her rlckashaw coolie, mis
taking her directions, took her to. the
wrong spot (she had wanted to visit
' Ihe tomb of one of the Tycoons) and
(he was unable to make him under
stand. A Japanese boy of 15 or 16
years of age, who happened to be pass
ing, approached and with a low, cere
monial bow, said gravely, in broken
Tou are lost.- Tell me -where, and
I shall find you."
She told htm her Intended objective
point, and he directed her rlckashaw
man. Then he astonished her by say
ing: "I think you must be the American
novel-lady. I have seeing a picture to
you of the newspaper."
Japanese interest in Miss Rives was
naturally not lessened when it became
known that she had come to Japan to
marry a member of the American Em
bassy. All of the story of this wedding, by
the way, has not been told tn print,
though it was a source of much discus
lion and admiration among the foreign
attaches, and no doubt was noted with
approval by the gentlemen who man
age the State Department at Washing
ton. When a man of the Diplomatic Serv
ice marries abroad, the affair has al
ways its national bearings, and in this
particular Instance the affair had spe
cial features of real diplomacy. The
event took place at the time when the
San Francisco anti-Japanese agitation
was at Its height, Tokio was much ex
cited. Its papers were full of warlike
Culminations against the United States,
and the whole situation was becoming
what diplomatists call "delicate." Mr.
Wheeler made the affair a soothing
alve to smarting Japanese sensibili
ties that had a pronounced effect. In
stead of choosing his best man, by
time-honored custom, from the Corps
Diplomatique, he chose a Japanese,
.Count ' Terashima, a secretary of -the
Voreign Office, and confidential secretary-
of Viscount Hayasht, Minister of
Foreign Affairs. The Count, who Is a
member of the House of Peers, was a
college-mate, years ago, so It happened,
of Mr. Wheeler's, at the University of
Pennsylvania. Six of the younger
members of the Foreign Office and six
Chancellors of the Imperial Household
Mr. Wheeler invited to act as ushers
and masters of ceremonies.
The result of this finesse was a social
event of extraordinary brilliance. The
nobility of Tokio came en masse from
the Imperial Princes down, and the aa-
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slstance of these ranking Japanese de
lighted Japanese officialdom. The
Ministers of State, and their wives (as
curious concerning a foreign marriage
as their Americana, for few had ever
seen one) attended, as did Marquis
Oyama, Admiral Salto, Admiral Togo,
General Kuroki and a hundred other
officers. These were . also Included,
with the Ambassadors and Ministers
of foreign powers, in the wedding
breakfast. It was the first diplomatic
wedding ever held in the American
Embassy, and the Japanese showed
their appreciation by showering the
pair with gifts, from precious stones
to bolts of silks from the most famous
looms of Kyoto.
The popularity thus begun Mrs.
Wheeler has added to. ' The more stilted
foreign Embassies found her nothing if
not original. The Baroness d'Anethan,
wife of the Belgian Minister to Japan, a
sister of Rider Haggard, haa decided lit
erary tastes, and the pair often enliven
a glittering state dinner with a literary
duel. The prime favorite of Tokio has
always been Madame Bakhmeteff, wife
of the Russian Minister, who was Miss
Mary Beale of Maryland, and a suiter of
Mrs. John R. McLean of Cincinnati and
Washington. Madame Bakhmeteff, who
speaks seven languages and wears three
turquoise rings on each of her ten fingers,
is known the world over for her warm
heart and her eccentricities, and rules the
foreign society of Tokio with a heavy rod.
On Miss Rives' first evening in the capi
tal, the two found themselves dining at
opposite ends of the long dining-room of
the Hotel Imperial. Madame Bakhme
teff studied the slim figure awhile
through her lorgnette. "'Thank God,"
she said at last to the tableful!, "there's
a woman with originality. I'm going to
like that girl!" And she did as their pres
ent close friendship vouches.
Indeed, originality is the breath in
Hallle Ermtnie Rives' nostrils. At the
first official dinner she gave, it showed
in a unique way. Things American, she
believes, are apt to be the best of their
kind. Her guests on this occasion found
themselves seated at a table which bore
no resemblance to the usual state board.
It was not French, but Colonial Ameri
can. A long, mirror "lake" was In the
middle, with a wilderness-border of old
fashioned flowers. The menu-card was
uncompromisingly American, and was
printed in English. It read as follows:
Jamestown Ham. Moselle.
Corn Bread. Turnip Greens.
Roast Beef. Sweet Potatoes.
8uckln Pl. Claret.
Baked Apples. Pin Jonr ples.
FrUd Chicken. Norfolk 8tyi. Cbampacne.
New Potatoes. Corn Fritters. Celery.
Hot Mince U. , Cneeae.
Martha Washington Cake.
Oranges. . Bananas. Coffee.
A boiled ham occupied one end of the
table, and a suckling-pig, roasted whole,
with a red apple In Its mouth, was at the
other. And all the food, save the des
sert, was on the table. .Mandolin and
The Young American
Novelist, Now in Diplo
matic life, Introduces
Nippon Aristocracy to a
Dinner, and Sets a New
guitars furnished the music a selection
of Southern airs.
The dinner, so far as Tokio Went, was a
new sensation. The Spanish Minister,
Senor Barrera, sent his secretary next
morning to beg for the recipe of the tur-nlp-gceens,
and it is still told that His
Excellency Tang Shoo, the Chinese Minis
ter, ate three pieces of hot mince-pie.
Imitation is the sincerest flattery. Ten
days afterward the Austrian Ambassador
gave a Hungarian luncheon, and since
then "National" dinners have been quite
During the months of her life in Japan,
there has been no more earnest student
of things Japanese than Mrs. Rives
Wheeler. She has begun now to under
stand the musical tongue that has but
68 syllables. In the afternoon she rides
through the country, stopping for tea at
some village shrine, generally accompa
nied by her Japanese teacher, a demure
little woman with the tiny hands and feet
that, mark the Samurai class. 6he has
been from one end of the Empire to the
other, crossed the Inland Sea, seen the
trial-by-f Ire, and by b o i 1 1 n g-water,
watched the famous jiujltsu and wrestling
matches, frequented native theaters and
climbed Mount Fujll. In the house she
dresses in Japanese costume and, except
for the raw-fish, confesses to a liking for
All the time her pencil and note-book
are busy. Will the successor to "Satan
Sanderson" be a Japanese novel? The
Japanse think so, and audibly hope so,
for they know she likes them, and where
liking is. there is sympathy and under
standing. Certain it is that she writes
half of every day in her garden opposite
the Embassy, where her workshop is a
Summer-house by the side of a lotus
pond full of golden carp, with an old
atone lantern from some ruined Shinto
Temple standing guard beside it.
Waning Hardwood Supply.
Although the demand for hardwood
lumber is greater than ever before, the
annual cut today is a billion feet less
than It was seven years ago. In this
time the wholesale price of the different
classes of hardwood lumber advanced
from 25 to 65 per cent. The cut of oak,
which in 1899 was more than half the
total cut of hardwoods, has fallen off 36
per cent. Yellow poplar, which was for
merly second in point of output, has
fallen oft 38 per cent, and elm has fallen
The cut of soft woods Is over four times
that of hardwoods, yet it is doubtful if a
shortage in the tormer would cause dis
may In so many industries. The cooper
age, furniture and vehicle Industries de
pend upon hardwood timber, and the rail
roads, telephone and telegraph companies,
agricultural implement manufacturers
and builders use it extensively.
This leads to the question: Where is
the future supply of hardwoods to be
found? The cut in Ohio and Indiana,
which seven years ago led all other
states, has fallen off one-half. Illinois,
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Iowa, Kentucky,' Michigan" -Minnesota.
Missouri, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas,
West Virginia and Wisconsin have also
declined in hardwood production. The
chief centers of production now lie in'the
Lake States, the Lower Mississippi Val
ley and the Appalachian Mountains. Yet
in the Lake States the presence of hard
woods Is an almost certain indication of
rich agricultural land, and when the
hardwoods are cut the land Is turned per
manently to agricultural use. In Arkan
sas, Louisiana and Mississippi the pro
duction of hardwoods is clearly at its ex
treme height, and In Missouri and Texas
it has already begun to decline.
The answer to the question, therefore,
would seem to lie In the Appalachian
Mountains. They contain the largest body
of hardwood timber left in the United
States. On them grow the greatest va
riety of tree species anywhere to be
found. Protected from fire and reckless
cutting, they produce the beat kinds of
timber, since their soil and climate com
bine to make heavy stands and rapid
growth. Yet much of the Appalachian
forest has been so damaged in the past
that it will be years before It will again
reach a high state of productiveness.
Twenty billion feet of hardwood would
be a conservative estimate of the annual
productive capacity of the 75,000,000 acres
of forest lands in the Appalachians if
they were rightly managed. Until they
are. we can expect a shortage in hard
Circular 118 of the Forest Service, en
titled "The Waning Hardwood Supply,"'
discusses this situation. It may be had
upon application to the Forester, Forest
Service, Washington, D. C.
The Schemes of
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looked at them with smile, while I told
him the price.
"Eight hundred pounds less than their
value," he answered, well satisfied.
"You have no doubt of their reality?"
"Not the slightest," he replied, gazing
at them. 'They are genuine stones,
precisely the same in quality and type as
Amelia drew a sigh of relief. "I'll go
upstairs," she said slowly, "and bring
down my own for your both to compare
One minute later she rushed down
again, breathless. Amelia Is far from
slim and I never before knew her to exert
herself so actively.
"Charles, Charles!" she cried, "do you
know what dreadful thing has happened?
Two of my one stones are gone. He's
stolen s couple of dlamonda from my
necklet and sold them back to me."
She held out the riviere. It was all too
true. Two gems were missing and these
two Just fitted the empty places!
A light broke in upon me. I clapped
my hand to my head. "By Jove," I ex
claimed, "the Ittle curate is Colonel
Charles clapped his own hand to his
.brow in turn. "And Jessie," he cried,
"White Heather that innocent little
Scotch woman! I often detected a
familiar ring In her voice, in spite of the
charming Highland accent. Jessie Is
We had absolutely no evidence; but, like
the commissary at Nice, we felt instin
ctively sure of It. Sir Charles was de
termined to catch the rogue. This second
deception put him on his mettle.
"The worst of the man Is," he said, "he
has a method. He doesn't go out of his
way to cheat us; he makes us go out of
ours to be cheated. He lays a trap and
we tumble head-long Into It. ' Tomorrow,
Sey. we must follow him on to Paris."
Amelia explained to him what Mrs.'
O' Hasan had said. Charles took, it all in
at once with his usual sagacity. "That
explains," he said, "why the rascal used
this particular trick to draw us on by.
If we had suspected Mm lie could have
shown the diamonds were real and so
escaped detection. It was a blind to draw
us off from the fact of the hobbery. He
went to Paris to be out of the way when
the discovery was made and to get a
clear day's start of us. What a consum
mate rogue! And' to do me twice run
ning!" "How did he get at my Jewel case,
though?" Amelia exclaimed.
"That's the question," Charles ' an
swered. "You do leave it about so!" .
"And why didn't he - steal the whole
riviere at once and sell the' gems?" I
"Too cunning," Charles replied. "This
was much better business. It isn't easy
to dispose of a big stone like that. In
the first place the stones are large and
valuable; in the second place, they're well
known every dealer has heard of the
Vandrlft riviere and seen pictures of the
shape of them. They're marked gems,
so to speak. No, he played a better game
took a couple of them off, and oiiered
them to the only person on earth who
was likely - to buy them without sus
picion. He came here, meaning to work
this very trick: he bad the links made
right to the shape beforehand, and then
he stole the stones and slipped them into
their places. It's a wonderfully clever
trick. Upon my soul, I almost admire
the fellow!" .
For Charles was a business man him
self and can appreciate business ca
pacity in others.
How Colonel Clay came to know about
that necklet, and to appropriate two of
the stones, we only discovered much
later. I will not here anticipate that dis
closure. One thing at a time is a good
rule in life. For the moment he suc
ceeded in baffling us altogether.
However, we followed him on to Paris,
telegraphing beforehand to the Bank
of France to stop the notes. It was all
In vain. They had been cashed within
half an hour of my paying them. The
curate and his wife, we found, quitted
the Hotel des Deux Mondes for parts un
known that same afternoon. And, as
usual with Colonel Clay, they vanished
Into space, leaving no clew behind them.
In other words, they changed their dis
guise, no doubt, and reappeared some
where else that night in altered charac
ters. At any rate, no such person as the
Rev. Richard Pepk Brabason was ever
afterward heard of and, for the matter
of that, no such village exists as . Bmp-
We communicated the matter to the
Parisian police. They were most un
sympathetic" "It Is no doubt Colonel
Clay," said the official whom we saw;
"but you seem to have little Just ground
for complaint against him. As far as I
can see, messieurs, there is not much to
choose between you. You. Monsieur le
Chevalier, desired to buy diamonds at
the price of paste. You, madam, feared
you had bought paste at the price of
diamonds. You. monsieur tre secre
tary, tried to get the stones from an
unsuspecting person for half their value.
He took you all in, that brave Colonel
Caoutchouc it was diamond cut dia
Which was true, no doubt, but by no
We -returned to the Grand Hotel.
Charles was fuming with indignation
This Is really too much," he exclaimed
"What an audacious rascal! But he will
never again take me In, my dear Sey.
I only hope he'll try it on. I should love
to catch him. 11 know him another time
I'm sure, In spite of his disguises. It's
absurd my being tricked twice running
like this. But never again while I live!
Never again, I declare to you!" "Jamais
de la vie!" a courier In the hall close by
murmured responsive. We stood under
the veranda of the Grand Hotel, In the
big glass courtyard. And I verily believe
that courier was really Colonel Clay in
one of his disguises. .
But perhaps we were beginning to sua.
pect him everywhere.
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LADY RANDOLPH CHURCHILL
Betel Nuts, rhymed into English by Arthur
Guiterman. T5 cents. Paul Elder & Co.,
Irish wit has world fame. And the
quaint sayings and proverbs of the peo
ple of Hindustan, Afghanistan and the
Orient generally have equal circulation
but not among Western readers.
There is a saying that these exquisite
Eastern proverbs are ever in the
mouths of the people and give spice
and color to their speech, even as the
betel nut the chewing - gum of the
Orient spices the breath and reddens
the Hps of the folk of the bazaars. Mr.
Guiterman has, with rare discrimination,-
selected these proverbs, and many
of them are now printed for the first
time. The book Is gemlike, the prov
erbs appearing ,ln brown Ink between
ruled lines and the general result is
that you are often amused at the mes
sages given, and sometimes startled
out of your complacency. A few culled
Be this engraved:
"The man who misses his chance
The monkey that misses his branch.
Cannot be savsd.
Why should the happy man espouse
That lived so free before?
Tbe benedict hath but one bouse.
The -bachelor, a score. .-
Small ills are the fountains
Of most of our groans: v
Men trip not on mountalns
They Btumbls o'er stones.
Forbear!.' Remember -well
There are no tans in he1.
"O, Allah, take me," prayed Bam Chunder.
Above him crashed and rolled the thunder.
"Not . now," he cried, "In frightened sorrow,
"Not now, O, Lord, Z meant tomorrow!"
Sex Equality, by Emmet Densmors, M. D.
S1.80. . Funk & Wagnals Co., New York
Well reasoned and interesting. An
attempt to prove that the mental dif
ferences between men and women are
not fundamental, or the result of sex,
but are caused by environment and
heredity, and that when each sex Is
fully developed there will be human
traits. In the far-off age spoken of, It
Is expected that women will be as
mathematical, logical, philosophical,
and inventive as men. Dr. Densmore,
who builds up his theories on the evo
lutionary teachings of Darwin and
Spencer, also -tells of the many paths
of woman's activity, and thinks that
college women equal and surpass men.
Of course,. It goes without saying, Dr,
Densmore is an enthusiastic believer In
In short, the book Is for women. Mere
man Is shown to belong to the beasts
that perish. What a pity Dr. Densmore
was in such a hurry when he wrote this
learned book. He speaks of "thru"
and "thruout." What ugly-looking
Tbe New Religion, by Maarten Maartena.
S1.50. D. Appleton & Co., Nsw York City.
For those who are sick.
The foreward of this powerfully drawn
English story: 1
For those who are sick.
For those who believe they are sick.
For those who want to live longer than
For nobody else.
So cleverly written is this novel that
the reader is treated to a series of
sudden surprises. Humbug in the art of
medicine, to cater to tha whim of rich
idlers who are pleased to imagine they
are sick and are willing to pay to keep
UP the Imposition these are the central
notes the novelist strikes. Sometimes
there Is a chord of "Ships That Pass in
Motor-cars, a swan, a bulldog, nurses,
physicians, professional invalids, arterio
sclerosis, tragedy which softens Into
comedy are a few of the swiftly-moving
pictures. A commanding, amusing study
for educated people, so well done that this
hospital story will materially enhance
Maarten's growing reputation.
Abelard and Heloise, a poetical rendering,
by Ella C. Bennett. 11.30. Paul Elder A
Co., San Francisco.
A dainty book of passionate, exotic
verse with burning sentiment of the
Shelley-Byron order. Abelard and Heloise
are two of the greatest lovers of the
world, and at one time he was re
nowned in France as the most' eloquent
orator, the broadest theologian and
the most learned logician. There is
much to blame, but much to bless, in
the unhappy story told In these love
letters. The versifier has given us a
sympathetic, loving rendering of a
theme that is ever new. A frontispiece
is done in photogravure from an oil
painting by Will Jenkins, and of thia
first edition 500 copies have been
printed upon hanmade paper.
But 11.60? The few will harken
but not the multitude.
The Adventurer, by Lloyd Osbourns. Illus
trated, f 1.50. D. Appleton A Co., New
When the late lamented Jules Verne
died, people wondered who would succeed
him as a creator of tales of the imagina
tion, half-scientific tales depicting new
and undiscovered savage countries where
there Is gold to be had for the asking.
The new magician is Mr. Osbourne
hats oft to him! In "The Adventurer"
he staggers you with the daring brilliancy
of his plot, and you are held as if with a
vice until you read to the last page. It's
about a party of adventurers who in a
land-ship on wheels built of aluminum
sailed across a section of South America
to a lost and forgotten city called Cas-
saqularl, where after battles with mur
derous Indians they looted an Inca a
treasure-house of millions of gold. The
story makes you forget sleep and meals.
The Uprising of the Many, by Charles Ed
ward Russell. 11.50. Doubleday, Page A
Co., New York City.
A splendid, far-reaching lamp of altru
isma book that Is part of a tremendous
force in bettering . the race dependent
upon wage for the means of livelihood.
A scathing exposure of the wrongs in
flicted on the many, by privilege in prt
vate gain and private good. The general
story in Mr. Russell's epoch-making
book recently appeared In Everybody's
Magaslne, under the title, "Soldiers of
the Common Good," where the facts
caused a sensation. Since then, much
of the material referred to has been re
written and revised. Emphatically worth
buying and keeping for instant reference.
An ideal gift for a thoughtful young man.
For Maisle, by Katharine Lynan. A. C. Mo
Clurg & Co., Chicago.
Kit Wells. whose father wa:
drowned at sea and whose mother wis
a washerwoman and a thief, begins
life on crime-stained Ratcllffe High
way, England, and starts out to lead
an honest life. He meets a wandering,
starving, aristocratic woman, and to
call her daughter Maisle his own
adopted child, marries the woman. A
strong, finely developed tale Is then
built up, affecting working folks and
high-born., aristocrats. Occasionally
dogs and other domestic animals are
sympathetically mentioned. Over all
shines a well-drawn picture of honest
love and self-denial.
A Fountain Sealed, by Anne Douelas Sedg
wick. 11.50. The Century Co., New York
An Intellectual novel of American life
principally, circling, around a modern
self-denying mother Mrs. Valerie Upton
who allowed herself to be dominated by
a "coia-oiooded. self-righteous and self
centered" daughter. This gifted novelist
who has enjoyed long residence in Eng
land has written a book of charm and
gracefulness. mostly picturing domestic
scenes affecting life and people in New
rorK, Koston and the Vermont hills.
Here and there one almost meets the
elusive touch of Henry James.
Comradeship in Sorrow, by James Stark.
D.D. 75 cents. Jennings & Graham, Cln-
Marked by gentle tenderness. Dr.
Stark, in this little book, gives prayer
ful comfort to those who. bv death.
have lost their dear ones. For solace
he points to religion, and says: "Let
your grief be not a fever which con
sumes you and does nobody anv good
but a fire at which others may be
warmed and gladdened.
Semlramls, by Edward Peple. tl-50. Mof
fat, Yard ft Co., New York City.
Stirringly told is this romance of bar
baric splendor picturing Queen Semlra
mls, Assyria's greatest ruler. Mr. Peple
says that his novel "is a patchwork
woven Into a quilt which at worst may
assist the reader in going peacefully to
sleep." He is too tnodest. His book
keeps one awake and after reading is a
pleasant memory of an entertaining hour
The Lost Princess, by William Frederick
Dlx. $1.50. Moffat, Yard & Co., New
A dashing romance of the mythical
kingdom of Favonia somewhere In South
ern Europe and fashioned after Zenda.
of Anthony Hope fame. "The Lost Prin.
cess" Is the Princess Clytie. and the story
is told by her lover, Karl, Baron Casa-
mare. Patriotism, love, war and mys
tery are skilfully blended, tinctured with
brightness of sentiment.
Blottentots, by John Prosper Carmei. Illus
trated. 75 cents. Paul Elder A Co., San
If you want to make a blottentot, ' se
cure the sesv'ices of the nearest edu
cated child, show the latter this little
book .and you'll surely have plenty of
fun. Mr. Carmel's amusing verse and
pictures will meet with a glad welcome..
J. M. Q.
, TV LIBRARY ANT) WORKSHOP.
The Jew and the Gentile, the merging of
their business, the eternal separation of
their sOi-.lal interests, is the subject of
Dolores Bacon's nuvel. "In High Places."
F. Marlon Crawford has Just written a
Christmas story which is to be published
early in December. Tha title of this new
Crawford book- is "The Little City of Hope "
Charles Battell Loomle. author of "A
Bath in an English Tub." "Minerva's Maneu
vers. etc.. has spent the Summer in a tour
of Scotland, as a result of which his pub
lishers hope that there will be enough ma
terial to authorize a possible "Bath in a
Following Slglsmond de Ivanowskl's series
ef portraits of favorite actresses tn charac
ter and of heroines of action, the artist is
at work on a new series to be reproduced
In th Century, In full colors, during 1908
of famous operatic stars in character. The
first of these portraits, that ef Mm. Bretts-ler-Glanoli
as Carman, will be the frontis
piece of the November Century. Later, wilt
be published portraits of Mesdames Eames,
Sembrlch. Calve, Melbs, Frerostad, and
Mra Michael Davltt solicits from the
friends of her late husband the loan of
any letters or documents that they may
have relved from him. Mra Tavltt will
undertake to return all such communica
tions, without delay, to their owners.
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One of tbe new books announced by the
Harpers is "From Van Dweller to Com
muter," by Albert Blgelow Paine; a .book
of breezy and clever humor, picturing the
trials and tribulations of house-hunting and
moving and settling, within New York City,
and then the settlement In a near-by town
ana me lire or a cummuter.
The novels of Will N. Harben. set as they
are in Northern Georgia, and steeped la
tne cnarmlng atmosphere of the 4outh. are
not only popular in the United States, but
In England, Canada, and distant Australia
as well. A second Australian edition of his.
Ann Boyd," was recently issued and also
second Australian edition ef 'The
Kipling's readers will be glad to know that I
his "Colleoted Verse." hitherto only avail
able in four volumes, are to be published
this month in one volume. All the poems
contained In "Seven Seas." "Barrack Room
Ballads" and "The Five Nations" will be in
eluded. Mr. Kipling has himself revised
this collection and added to it other poems
hotherto unpublished in book form.
An Important book by Henry Sloans Cof
fin, D. D.. will shortly be published. Dr.
Coffin is pastor of the Madison-Avenue
Presbyterian Church. New York City, and
is a Lecturer in ths Union Theological Semi
nary. The book is a straightforward state
ment of the Christian Gospel, based on the
idea that the message of Christianity arose
from the religious experience of its founder.
Three notable new books: "An Encore,"
by Margaret Deland, a story of Old Chester
and Dr. Lavendar, developing a droll situa
tion in a charming narrative whose spirit is
quite In keeping with Christmas time;
"Little Girl and Philip." by Gertrude Smith,
a charming story of two children told in all
the attractive manner In this popular writer
of Juvenile books, and "The Woman's Ex-
change, by Ruth MeEnrry Stuart, a holiday
edition of a delightful story of Southern
Camilla Flammarlon. the French astrono
mer, has written a work on the subject of
psychical research entitled "Mysteriou
Psychic Forces." which is to be brought out
In this country. The author has compre
hensively reviewed the work done by Euro
pean scientists in their attempt ta investi
gate psychical phenomena, and he gives the
record of his own study of the celebrsted
medium, Eusapla Paladlno, who haa now
been under scientific observation for SO
Edith Wharton's great story, "The Fruit
of the Tree." will see the light In a few
days. Henry van Dyke's new book. "Days
Off," stories and essays on life out of doors
In his inimitable style, will also appear this
month, as well as F. Hopklnson Smith's new
book. "The Romance of an Old-Fashloned
Gentleman." Thomas Nelson Page's new
book of stories, called "Under the Crust."
and the new edition of George W. Cable's
The Grandlsslmes." beautifully Illustrated,
will be brought out before tha end of the
The exhibition of Timothy Cole's en
gravings, which was held at the National
Arts Club, New York, last Winter, will be
seen in several cities this Winter. It is now
being shown at the Cincinnati Art Museum;
and dates are set for the. collection's exhi
bition in the near futura 'at the Cleveland
School of Art. the Boston Art Club, the
Library of Congress, Washington, D. C, and
the Albright Gallery. Buffalo. Included In
this collection are 18. prints from the "Old
Spanish Masters." which is soon to bs pub
lished in two editions.
John C.- Fltspatrlck's article in the No
vember 8ciibner, "The Spanish Galleon and
Pleces-of-Elght," is accompanied by four
remarkable paintings in color by Frank
Brangwyn. Ths author says that - "pri
marily the galleon was but a peaceful mer
chant ship, but by the irony of fate she
became, almost from her inception, a center
of fierce fighting. From the day Sir Fran
cis Drake sailed info' jhe Caribbean ths gal
loni security vanished and her wake across
ths seas was fouled with drifting spars,
shattered hulks, and biasing wreckage."
Sidney Lanier's poems, the "Hymns of
the Marshes," will be published soon in a
beautifully Illustrated edition. Twenty-one
reproductions have been mads from photo
graphs taken especially for ths work in
the marshes of Glynn. The 'photographer.
Mr. Troth, spent many days, even weeks,
tramping and boating around and through
the marshes to secure as nearly as possible
the exsct scenes described in the poems.
Many of the photographs were taken in the
region of Jekyl Island, where ths marshes
have changed but little In recent years.
When 'Charles Edward. Russell asked
George Rlland. member of the Queensland
Parliament, what he . considered the best
treatise on political and social economy.
Mr. Rlland answered Immediately, "Why. the
Sermon on the Mount," and his tone indi
cated that he was astonished that any one
should ask such a question. Rlland began
life as a plowman on a sugar plantation.
For years he plowed by day and studied and
pondtered by night. He Is one of the best
read men in ths Australian Parliament to
day and. as the result of his vast reading
and hi life experience, he Is convinced -that
the Sermon on the Mount contains the heart
and essence of political and social economy.
Henry Van Dyke's nsw book, "Days Off."
will be published soon. The dedication:
"To by Friend and Neighbor. Grover Cleve
land, whose years of great work as a states
man have been cheered by days of good
play as a fisherman; this book is dedicated
with warm and deep regards." On the title
page is a quotation from Emerson:
"I do not count the hours I spend
In wandering by the sea:
The forest is my loyal friend.
Like God it usath me:
"Or on the mountain-crest sublime.
Or down the oaken glade.
O what have I to do with Time
For this ths day was made."
Probably no woman living has more mem
ories of real interest to record than Mrs.
George Cornwallls-West, the talented and
beautiful daughter of the late Leonard
Jerome, of New York, and the brilliant and
popular wife of the late Lord Randolph.
Churchill. "She has traveled widely, she ha
been the friend of leading personages 01
Europe, she has entertained and been en
tertained by Kings and Queens, and. sa
Lady Randolph Churchill, she played a lead
ing and brilliant part in the political and
social life of England. Publication of he
remlnlecenses ef her life as Lady Randolph
Churchill will begin in the November Cen
tury, the first chapters dealing with her
girlhood memories of Italy, hsr girlhood in
New York, her life In Europe from 1S8T to
1876. the family's experiences during ths
Franco-Prussian War, and memories of Na
poleon III. Empress Eugenie, princess Ma
tMlde, Princess Pauline Metternleh. . the
present King and Queen of England, and
many other interesting personages, scenes
and incidents. It Is said that Mrs. Corn-wallis-West
rendered material assistance ta
her son. Winston Churchill, in the compil
ing of Lord Randolph Churchill's biography;
and a photograph of her. taken at the time
Lord Beaconsfleld likened her to his Theo
dora In "Lothalr," is published In that work.
KEW BOKS RECEIVED.
"The Sea Fogs." by Robert Louis Steven
son. $1.50. "The Cotter's Saturday Night'
and other poems by Robert Burns, and "Ode
on the Morning pf . Christ's Nativity." by
John Mtlton, each 60 cents (Paul Elder A
, "Romeo and Juliet," by Shakespeare, and
edited by Charlotte Porter and Helen A.
Clarke. II (T. J. Crowell A Co.).
"Alice in Blunderland," by John Kendrick
Bangs, 60 cents, illustrated (Doubleday.
"The Heritage of Life," by James Buck
ham. 75 cents; "The Christian Family." by
Gustavus Emanuel Hitler. S1.25: "Abnormal
Christiana" by Charles Roads. 1; "Baptis
ing Biblical and Practical." by Clinton N.
Day. fl; and "Huck's Synopsis of ths First
Three' Gospels." arranged by Ross L. Fin
"Rainy Day Diversions." by Carolyn
Wells; and "Ted in Mytliland." by Hermtne
Schwed. each SI (Moffat-Yard).
"Emperor and Galilean," by Henrlk Ib
sen, $1: and "First Love and Other Stories,"
by Ivan Turgenleff, $1.23 (Srlbner's).
"The Minute Boys of South Carolina," by
James Otis, and "Ths Lost Dragon," by
Edwsrd S. Ellis, both illustrated, and each
1. 25 (Dana-Estes).
"A Gentleman of Fortune," by H- ' C.
Bailey, 11.50 (Appletons).
"Camp and Trail." by Stswart Edward
White, illustrated, tl 25 (Outing Publishing
"Thoughts on Business," by Walde Pen
dray Warren, f 1.25 (Forbes & Co.). .