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herself and Frank, the Horse. It is quite Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Cenwonderful that a grown-up person should tave tury (The). By Edward W. Byrn, A.M. llastrated understood enough to write it down for her,

Munn & Co., New York. 6'oxb. in. 476 pages. $. this little girl who says: “ It seemed to me The nineteenth century has justly been called that everything in the world was wrong, so I the golden age of invention. Certainly its became Queen.”

inventions have resulted in unprecedented

industrial and commercial development. It Omar Khayyam Calendar (The). The Fred is fitting, therefore, that the great scientific erick A. Stokes Co., New York. 11x15 in. $1.50.

achievements of the century should be chronOn Account of Sarah. By Eyre Hussey. icled by one who is both a scholar and an

The J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia. 442x74, ín. entertaining writer. This has been done in 343 pages. 50c.

the present volume. In concrete form, but Orpheus : A Masque. By Mrs. Fields. Hough with elaborate illustrations, are presented the

ton, Mifflin & Co., Boston. 6x8, in. 41 pages. $1. developments of electricity, steam, printing Reserved for notice later.

and typewriting, chemistry, medicine, sanita

tion, locomotion, the phonograph, optics and Outbreak in China (The): Its Causes. By photography, gas-lighting, civil-engineering,

Rev. F. L. Hawks Pott, D.D James Pott & Co., and the discoveries in many other fields.

New York. 5x74, in. 124 pages. 75c. Of the rapidly increasing list of books on Putnam's “ Library of Standard Literature :" China, this is one of the smallest in size but Memoirs of the Life of Edward Gibbon. By Himone of the best in quality. The author is the

self. Edited by George Birkbeck Hill, D.C.L.LL.D. Early

Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Edited President of St. John's (Episcopal) College, by John Churton Collins. . G. P. Putnam's Sons, Shanghai. He has followed the excellent New York. 5x799 in. $1.75 each. plan pursued by Chang-Chi-Tung in his book These two volumes are the initial publications published a fortnight ago, in putting forth an in Putnam's “ Library of Standard Literature analysis of the work before beginning the -a selection of classics in a most convenient text-indeed, the two books are similar also and dignified form, the volumes belonging to in size, binding, paper, and print. Dr. Pott the type of substantial library books, not too first considers the predisposing causes of pres- large, but large enough to permit the use of a ent misery in China : (1) the poverty of the very clear type; printed on paper of excellent masses; (2) the official corruption ; (3) and quality and of comfortable weight in the hand. the innate spirit of exclusiveness. By a rapid Gibbon's Memoirs are edited by Dr. George historical survey, but one containing certain B. Hill, who furnishes an interesting preface; statements not popularly known, he points while Tennyson's Early Poems are edited out the gradual breakup of the Chinese Em- with a critical introduction, with commentaries, pire after the war with Japan, specially noting potes, and various readings, and a bibliography, the introduction of railways, the concessions by John Churton Collins, thus making a book to foreign syndicates, the subsidizing of China which will be of importance to the students of by foreign capital, the coup d'état of the the Poet Laureate. In simplicity and excelEmpress Dowager, and the uprising of the lence of book-making this new edition deserves Boxers. The book should be in the hands of honorable mention. every student of Asiatic politics.

Quincy Adams Sawyer: A Story of New EngPictures from Birdland. By M. & E. Detmold. land Home Life. By Charles Felton Pidgin. The With Rhymes by E. B. $. E. P. Dutton & Co.,

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Richard Yea and Nay. By Maurice Hewlett. useful! This volume is a primal adjunct in

The Macmillan Co., New York. 51,4*734 in. 410

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Rubaiyát. A Reprint of the Fourth English Visiting the Sin. By Emma Rayner. Small,

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Tennessee after the war, told with vigor, and There is no end to the new forms in which differing as far as possible in style and manner Omar Khayyam's famous poem appears to be

from the author's former historical novels. If demanded by the reading public. The Nai

the energy and sharp-cut character-drawing of shapur edition is a reprint from the fourth the first half of the book had continued English translation, with the addition of an throughout, this might be accepted as a really address delivered by Mr. Asquith in London strong novel; unfortunately, the latter half of on the occasion of the dinner of the Omar

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Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York. 5x7/4 in. Wit and Wisdom of the Talmud. Edited by 30 pages. 35c.

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Gottheil writes of Sarah, and Cardinal Gibbons Studies in God's Methods of Training Workers.

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children, carried away by the Indians from A volume made up of twenty fairy tales for Massachusetts to Canada at the close of King children. In these tales Mr. Loomis has Philip's war, and of the two rescuers who folstruck a humorous note peculiarly his own. lowed them in the long, perilous journey Its engaging drollery almost defies analysis, through the wilderness. The picture of the yet the adult reader whose first impulse is to party of Indians, braves and squaws and throw the book aside with a pooh-pooh of dis- papooses and white captives, making their dain may anon find himself led on till he feels way through the snowy forests, living on the his lips first pucker and then break into broad game that could be found, and, when that was smiles. In these fairy tales are none of the scarce, often having nothing to eat but birchparaphernalia of ancient fairy lore. They are bark, is vivid and full of interest. The library up to the present hour in trolley-car, liquid-air, of every boy and girl should contain at least and automobile speed of motion, and amid ali one book of this kind, recounting the tale, that these modern wonders the fairy modes of be- should never be forgotten, of the hardships stowing old-time gifts and favors are as sprite- and heroism of the early settlers of America.

Notes and Queries

It is seldom possible to answer any inquiry in the next issue after its receipt. Those who find' expected answers late in coming will, we hope, bear in mind the impediments arising from the constant pressure of many subjects upon our limited space. Communications should always bear the writer's name and address. Any book named in Notes and Queries will be sent by the publishers of The Cutlook, postpaid, on receipt of price. Kindly suggest a list of books (four or five Please mention the name, and where obtain

given in the order of importance), that will be help- able, with price, of book or books on The Doctrine of fully suggestive in the preparation of a series of the Bible-of recent date, and in to-day's thought. sermons: (1) Apologetic in character ; (2) practi

8. B. cal, bearing on daily life and conduct, for young If you mean the teaching of the Bible, see Bennett's people; (3) Christocentric or evangelistic, suggestive of Apostolic preaching.

W. W. B.

“ Theology of the Old Testament” (Whittaker, New 1. Bruce's “ Apologetics” (Scribners, $2.50); Storrs's

York, 75 cents) and Gould's “ Biblical Theology of the

New Testament" (The Macmillan Company, New York, " Divine Origin of Christianity” (Randolph Company,

$1.25). If you mean teaching about the Bible, see ). P. New York, $3.50); Spence's “ Back to Christ” (McClurg, Chicago, $l); Horder's “Supreme Argument for Chris

Smyth's “ How God Inspired the Bible," " How We Got

Our Bible,” “The Divine Library," " The Old Docutianity" (Whittaker, New York, 50 cents). 2. Dole's “Re

ments and the New Bible” (The Pilgrim Press, Boston, ligion of a Gentleman" (T. Y. Crowell, New York, $l);

$1, 50 cents, 50 cents, and $1). MacCunn's “Making of Character ” (Macmillan Company, $1.25); Wells's "Sermons in Stones ” (Doubleday In The Outlook for November 3 I notice a & McClure Company, New York, $1); Munger's “On

request from F.C. D. for a systematized arrangement the Threshold” and “ Lamps and Paths” (Houghton, of the Book of Proverbs. Did you intentionally Mifflin & Co., Boston, $1 each). 3. Dr. L. A, Banks's omit the admirable little work by Professor Kent Sermons, several volumes (Eaton & Mains, New York). entitled " The Wise Men of Ancient Israel and their

Proverbs" (Silver, Burdett & Co.)? I think so highly 1. Please give briefly the strongest historical of the book that I cannot help speaking of it in this evidence against the dogma of the infallibility of the connection.

L. B. L.
Pope. 2. At about what time and under what cir- It was unintentionally omitted.
cumstances did Popery arise--that is, when and why
did the Bishop of Rome become head of the Catholic Please give me the best books on the laws of
Church?

W.P.K.
heredity.

S.C. S.
1. The fact that the taking of interest on loans of money See Galton's " Hereditary Genius” and“ Natural Inherit-
has been condemned by many Popes, Dr. White says ance" (Macmillan, New York, $2.50 and $2); Riddell's
seventeen. For a fuller statement see his “ Warfare of "A Child of Light" (Child of Light Publishing Com-
Science with Theology," II., page 277 and following pany, Chicago, $2); Bradford's "Heredity and Christian
(D). Appleton & Co., New York). 2. The Papacy is the Problems” (Macmillan, $1.50) ; McKim's "Heredity
product of a long historical evolution, which in the course and Human Progress" (Putnams).
of centuries transformed the Bishop of Rome, who at
first was accorded merely an honorary primacy among

Can you tell me where I could rent a set of the bishops of the metropolitan churches of Alexandria,

stereopticon slides illustrating the life of Christ, both Antioch, and later of Constantinople and Jerusalem,

from art and by views of Palestine?

D. into a temporal prince, and the autocrat of Westeru Are there any books giving short prayers Christendom. See the Encyclopædia Britannica for a offered before meals--table blessings? If so, where good digest of the history.

çould I get one?

HAS,

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Published Weekly

Vol. 66

December 1, 1900

No. 14

Last week France saw attractive new magazine, “ The Monthly Mr. Kruger in France

a renewal of the en- Review,” Professor de Martens (Privy thusiasm which General Boulanger once Councilor to the Czar and a foremost awakened. The venerable Boer President figure at The Hague) has this to say : from the moment of his landing in France “ The Peace Conference had nothing to became not only the idol and hero of the do with the conflict between England and emotional French, but even more an occa- the Transvaal, and could have nothing to sion for venting the hereditary anti-English do with it unless the scope of the resolufeeling of the French people. So far, both tions had been essentially enlarged. ... civilians and soldiers have conducted them- The resolutions of an international conselves with praiseworthy restraint, abstain- ference are binding only on those Powers ing from conduct liable to involve the that have taken part in it. The Transpresent Ministry in difficulties. Fortu- vaal did not take any part in the deliberanately for it, and for England too, the tions of the Hague Conference.” The shouts of “Vive Kruger!" have drowned fundamental question involved in the the cries of " A bas l'Angleterre!" (Down Boer war is whether the Transvaal was a with England). However, the enthusiasm sovereign State or, in some degree, a shown wherever Mr. Kruger has been in dependency. To have granted mediation France does not count for much in com- or arbitration would have been for England parison with the emphatic declarations of practically to concede that the Transvaal conservative French papers that France was right on the question at issue. can now do nothing for the Boers. Yet Mr. Kruger still asks for overt acts. He has announced that “We will never sur

If week before last

The German Parliament render. We will fight to the end.” If

was notable for the the French had a readier sense of humor, most remarkable speech yet made by a such a declaration from a leader who has German Emperor in opening the Reichsrun away from the field of battle with his tag, or Parliament, last week was equally money in his bags would surely give rise notable for the most vigorous criticisms to some grotesque cartoons; but just now yet made in that body on the monarch's the French are in no mood for the humor- policy. These criticisms came from the ous side of their hero. He declares that Radicals and from the Socialists, the ever since the Jameson raid of 1895-96 spokesmen being, respectively, Herren he had not only favored but demanded Richter and Bebel. Herr Richter insisted an arbitration tribunal for the settlement that the Reichstag's rights ought to be of all difficulties between England and more clearly defined and secured before the Transvaal, but the British Government the courts, in case of another breach of the had always refused it: this by way of Constitution by the Kaiser. He expressed argument for present mediation by France. his regret at such impulsive speeches as But France can no more afford to medi- that of the Kaiser at Bremerhaven, and said ate now than at any time during the war. that an understanding should first have Nor is the position of France in any wise been reached between the monarch and affected by the recent Peace Conference his Ministers, asserting that all that was obat The Hague. The mediation and arbitra- jectionable would thus have been avoided. tion principles there agreed upon do not Count von Bülow, Imperial Chancellor, apply. In the current number of that admitted that appropriations had been made and troops sent without the Reichs- Chinese Emperor practically at their tag's consent; but, with regard to the mercy. Prince Tuan has left the ImpeEmperor's words, he protested that “the rial Court at Singan to recruit for Genspeech at Bremerhaven was extempora- eral Tung and to prepare a stronghold in neous, delivered at a time when it was case of an attack from the allies. The assumed that all the Europeans in Peking British Admiral Seymour is now visiting had been murdered. It was natural, in the Yangtse Viceroys at Nanking and such circumstances, that the Kaiser should Hankau, with the object of inducing them have spoken as a soldier and not as a to consent to the presence of English diplomat.” After the Emperor's speech troops in their dominions. The granting opening Parliament, Herr Bebel had of this request would undoubtedly lead demanded of the Chancellor a formal to a renewal of Russian demands in the declaration as to whether German troops north, and the partition of China might in China had received orders to spare no thus be brought one step nearer. Recent one, as the Kaiser had commanded at reports confirm the first rumors of wholeWilhelmshaven. Not eliciting a reply, sale and outrageous murder of non-comHerr Bebel read letters from German batants by Russian Cossacks. Coincisoldiers in which the writers asserted that dent with the news of the grave illness every one, including women and children, which has attacked one who has been had been slaughtered in a certain engage- called the Peace Czar-an illness which ment near Tientsin. Count. von Bülow has made necessary his temporary withwas obliged again to review his master's drawal from work—comes the announcespeeches. The Wilhelmshaven address, ment that, contrary to her promised polhe pointed out, was delivered immediately icy, Russia now refuses to withdraw her after the receipt of the news of Baron von troops from the province of Chili, or even Ketteler's murder. “ It would be incom- to hand over the Tientsin-Niuchang railprehensible,” the Chancellor asserted, “ if way to the allies.

way to the allies. It is significant of so serious a crime did not make the probable change that the railway tickets Emperor's blood flow faster.” This discus- are now printed, not in Chinese, but in sion indicates that William II. may be an Russian. At Chifu, Shanghai, Fuchau, and instrument in the hands of Providence for the other large treaty ports on the coast democratizing, against his will, the Ger- greater security to life and property is man people and emboldening their repre- now assured, and many missionaries who sentatives in the Reichstag.

have taken refuge there are impatient to be again at their work, despite the unset

tled state of the interior. Last week the representatives of

the Powers at Peking agreed upon the terms of a preliminary treaty with

Last week the Porte defi. China. It is believed that the main points

Turkey and the

United States nitely rejected the request are in substantial agreement with the

for an exequatur for principal items of the recent French note United States Consul at Harpoot (Kharto the Powers. The agreement is not put). This refusal is regarded by the improbably due to the appeal sent earlier United States Legation at Constantinople in the week to all the Powers by Secretary as a violation of treaty rights. ConseHay. Suggestions had already been quently Dr. Norton, appointed by Presimade that, unless a practical result were dent McKinley to establish a consulate at immediately reached at Peking, the seat of Kharput, has been directed to proceed to negotiations would better be removed to his post. Dr. Norton has been iņ ConstanWashington or some European capital, tinople for some months, awaiting his exeand that negotiations would be better quatur. The claim of the United States carried on by persons other than those in his case is based upon a clause in the whose personal experiences during the Turco-American Treaty of 1830 which siege must bias their judgment and lead reads: “The United States may appoint to the demand for terms harsher than China their citizens to be Consuls and Vice-Concould fulfill. General Tung's forces in suls at the commercial places in the dominnorthwestern China apparently have the ions of the Sublime Porte where it shall be

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