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of new and effective illustrations, have created that he is at school, and it will enrich hi a new book as attractive to the eye as it is memory for all time to come. stimulating to the social conscience. Mr. Riis believes that in the last three years we have
Coming City (The). By Richard T. Ely
Ph.D., LLD. Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New Yor advanced more than in the preceding thirty, 414x712 in. 110 pages. 60c., net. (Postage, 8c.) and while this courageous bit of optimism may A plea for the development of an officeholdin not win the assent of the reader's judgment, it
class, composed of educated experts selected is pretty sure to win his heart, and infect it
as teachers are selected for State univers with a desire to take part in the same hopeful
ties, not by competitive examinations, but b struggle. Mr. Riis's optimism is not of the
freer though less tangible tests of efficiency kind which says that “all is going well, there
In thus recommending the freer tests of eft fore we need not struggle," but of that which
ciency Professor Ely in no way identifies hin says that “all is going well if we struggle." In
self with the friends of the spoils system, bu other words, it is not the optimism which
merely points out the limited usefulness of produces smug complacency, but that which
civil service reform method in a governmen produces exalted endeavor.
not animated by a civil service reform spirit. Book of Golden Numbers (The). By Kate Consecration of the State (The): An Essay
Douglas Wiggin and Nora A. Smith. McClure, By J. E. C. Welldon, D.D. The Macmillan Co
Phillips & Co., New York. 5x7 in. 687 pages. $2. New York. 5x8 in. 59 pages. 75c. Among the many collections of verse for young Starting from the religious aspect of the coi readers none seems more thoroughly adapted onation of King Edward, Canon Welldon pro to the children of to-day than that contained tests against that secularization of the Stat in this substantial and handsome volume. which he understands English Nonconform Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora A. Smith are ists to aim at. The State he holds to be experts in the kind of knowledge which is divine institution. To detach it from an essential to the preparation of a book of this concern with religion is to lower its ideal, ti kind. They know their poetry well, as many lose reverence for it. - In support of his argu other editors have known it, but they also ment he quotes Channing, and points to th know, what many other editors have not example given in the religious observance known, the tastes, capacity, and interests of fostered by our Government. Irreligion tend children. It is idle to select the kind of read downward to Anarchism. Canon Welldoi ing which children will not enjoy; admirable seems to misunderstand what English Non as such reading may be, it is a waste of time conformists want, but they will see to that. I to collect it. Two things are essential in his argument was intended to strengthen th work of this kind: knowledge of the best, and church interest in the present educational con knowledge also of the capacity of the child. troversy, it is a paralogism. But, on the other The result of the possession of both these hand, it may serve as a wholesome correctivi qualifications has made it possible for the to certain extreme tendencies of thought boti editors of this little book to make an almost there and here. ideal collection-broad, comprehensive, varied, and quite on a level with the interests and
Electricity. By George L. Fowler. Illus
trated. The Penn Publishing Co., Philadelphia tastes of children. There are probably very
412X6 in. 205 pages. few poems in this book which a child of com- A clear, concise treatise dealing with the con mon intelligence and a little imagination will
struction and operating of electrical apparatus not thoroughly enjoy; while the taste of the
with the practical rather than the theoretica editors has been so catholic, and their choice
aspects of electricity. of subjects so wide, that they have included something for every kind of child. The tact
Erromanga : The Martyr Isle. By Rev. H of the woman, the knowledge of the teacher,
A. Robertson, Edited by John Fraser, B.A., LLD
A.C. Armstrong & Son, New York. 51% 8 in. 46 and the skill of the trained writer are shown
pages. in the subdivisions which are most alluring: This is a fitting companion book to the widely “Green Things Growing,” “On the Wing," known autobiography of the “ Apostle to the "Fairy Songs and Songs of Fancy," " A Gar- New Hebrides," the Rev. John G. Paton den of Girls," “ The World of Waters," " For Erromanga is one of that group of islands, and Home and Country." The volume has another is deeply stained with the blood of mission unusual quality : all its introductory matter is aries, for which the outrages committed by interesting. The long introduction from the foreign traders were largely responsible hand of Kate Douglas Wiggin is a charming Here, however, Christianity has been securely piece of writing; while the short introductions planted, and its fruits abound. The author which open the door to each subdivision, and has been engaged in this noble work for some are placed in the volume as interleaves, thirty years, and writes the story of it at the bear the trace of the hands of both editors request of the British churches that sent him and are well adapted to make one wish to forth. It is thoroughly interesting and is know what lies beyond. This volume will be copiously illustrated. a delight in many a household where such a book ought to lie at hand to read to the children
Four Princes : A Story of the Christian Church in the hour after dinner and before bedtime. It
Centered around Four Types. By James A. B
Scherer, Ph.D. The J. B. Lippincott Co., Phil is full of the poetry which lives by reason of delphia. 492x74 in. 276 pages. $1.25, net. its beauty, its truth, and its vitality. It will The study of history by epochs in which ante charm the child for the moment, it will educate cedent movements are summed up, and from his tastes without awakening the suspicion which fresh developments start, is not new,
but it is here applied in a new way. Four the enterprise, whom Dr. Hosmer fitly terms representative characters-Paul, Constantine, “the Dioscuri of American tradition." St. Bernard, Luther-severally representing the missionary, the secularizing, the sainily,
bilio Modern Eloquence. Edited by Thomas B.
Reed and Others. In 10 vols. The John D. Morris and the reforming spirit, are selected to stand
Co., Philadelphia. for the efficient factors in the history of the
The recent death of the editor-in-chief of Church, and also for the four great racial
this work and the ensuing estimates of Mr. influences that have given form to organized
Reed as statesman and orator may naturally Christianity. With this interesting concep
attract special attention to his own discussion tion of Christian history Dr. Scherer has
on " Oratory, Past and Present," which apwrought out an attractive narrative in popular
pears (rather oddly placed, one would say) in form. He writes from the Lutheran stand
the fourth volume of this work, one dealing point, in which the glory of Luther sometimes
with Lectures. Quite characteristically, Mr. occults other stars, and one is occasionally
Reed begins by declaring facetiously that tempted to demur, e.g. to his judgment that
Republicans and protectionists in reducing the German Reformation was “largely re
the cost of white paper have a heavy responsisponsible" for what Tennyson calls
bility on their consciences. But while he The red fool-fury of the Seine,
mildly satirizes the floods of printed eloquence the gory cruelty of the French Revolution. now preserved by the newspaper for every General History Way Marks. By Charles C.
man's reading, he distinguishes forcibly beBoyer, Ph.D. The J. B. Lippincott Cu., Philadel
tween the two kinds of public sentiment, "the phía. 5x73 in. 192 pages. 65.
voice of the people which is the hurried result This is both a desirable and a serviceable of the untrained and uninstructed emotions, manual. It aims at helping the student of and that voice of the people, uttered after due history not to lose amid the crowd of details thought and experience, which is the solid the logical thread connecting events. Such a
and enduring basis of human action," and manual is therefore not for independent use, with equal force between the men who stir the but as a companion-book to larger works. surface of thought for the moment and the Here and there are careless statements, e.g.: great orators who have left permanent land* With it (the year 16897 began the long strug- marks. In the work of preparing this tengle between England and France for colonial volume compendium of orations, after-dinner independence."
speeches, lectures, and occasional addresses,
Mr. Reed had the assistance of the English Hidden Manna. By A. J. Dawson. A. S.
writer and statesman Mr. Justin McCarthy, Barnes & Co, New York." 5x799 in. 322 pages,
whose contributions to The Outlook have $1.50 An intensely vivid, photographic story of
made him especially well known to our read
ers, that of Mr. Rossiter Johnson, an American native life in Morocco. It is dramatic rather
authur and journalist of wide and deserved than romantic, and its style is hard and not
repute, and that of Mr. Albert Ellery Bergh, a very sympathetic. It has been the fashion to
trained specialist in the making of compendcall many recent writers the Kiplings of this place or that, often without much aptness, but
iums. The editors have been aided by a it may truly be said that Mr. Dawson does for
Committee of Selection made up of Dr. Ed. Morocco very much what Kipling did for
ward Everett Hale, Senator Gordon, Senator India. There is a little that is repellent in
Dolliver, Major Pond (who surely ought to this tale, and sometimes it is too high pitched,
know an orator at sight, if any one does), and but the reader actually feels himself set down
several editors and professors. Introductions in the places and among the people described.
ard special articles are furnished by Mr. Reed, In story interest, too, it is strong and absorb
Dr. Hale, Senator Dolliver, Mr. Bergh, Mr.
Professor Lorenzo Sears. Moreover, many History of the Expedition of Captains Lewis of the orators and speakers represented kindly
and Clark, 1804-6. “Reprinted from the Edition of 1814. With Introduction and Index by James K.
consented to point out what they thought to Hosmer, LL.D. In 2 vols. A. C. McClurg & Co., be their own most valuable speeches. It is Chicago. 6X812 in. $5, net.
inevitable that such a work should contain The one hundredth year since the Louisiana some things not worthy of preservation, but a purchase made the United States a thoroughly careful examination will show that the proporcontinental power is an auspicious time for tion of chaff to wheat is reasonably small. the republication of this famous story of our The general plan is a good one, has been first pioneering into the wilderness, since worked out systematically and on a large transformed by the advance of civilization. scale, and as a whole the ten well-printed and The original work is now found only in handsomely bound volumes fairly and fully libraries ; Dr. Coues's reprint in 1893 is out represent the best public utterances of nearly of print ; the present publishers have wisely a hundred famous and brilliant American anticipated the demand of the centenary year public speakers, besides anecdotes, stories, for a new edition. This is furnished with a and illustrations innumerable. The scope of historical introduction by a most competent the work includes the hundred years just past; hand, in which the events that led up to the but relatively more attention is given to the great exploit are so related as to show its great men of our own day than to the fathers; this significance. The title-page and maps of the appears to be intentional, and it is for this original edition are reproduced in facsimile reason probably that the work is less strong uith the best extant portraits of the heroes of considered on the historical and political sides
than one would expect, while it is remarkably moral seriousness which early marked her
Peasant and the Prince (The), By Harriet
Martineau. (The Riverside Literature Series.) Curtis, Gough, Wendell Phillips, Froude, Houghton, Miffin & Co., Boston. 44x7 in. 204 Huxley, Morley, Thackeray, and many other pages. 30c. giants of the lecture stage, even though Polly State, One of Thirteen. By Frances I. some lecturers not exactly gigantic are in
Delano. The Pilgrim Press, Boston, 5x72 in. cluded. This section alone contains a really
259 pages. extraordinary amount of matter well worth
Proverbs. By John H. Bechtel. The Penn having. It is hardly necessary to point Publishing Co., Philadelphia. 444x6 in. 201 pages. out the value of this work to students and This is a copious collection, conveniently public speakers in esse or in posse. The com- arranged and indexed. It is open to the critipilation has been prepared with lavish outlay cism that there is a distinction, of which it of time, thought, and money, and we do not takes no note, between a proverb and a profor a minute doubt that it will be warmly verbial expression. appreciated and form a useful addition to many libraries, private and public. A word of
Rollicking Rhymes of Old and New Times. praise should be added for the scores of por
By N. W. Bingham. Illustrated. Henry A. Dick
erman & Son, Boston. 5x71/2 in. 62 pages. traits, most of which are notably well reproduced and finely printed.
Satire of Seneca on the Apotheosis of Cla: dius.
A Study by Allan Perley Ball. The Macmil , Co., Nathaniel Hawthorne's Romances. In 14
New York. 5x71/2 in. 256 pages. $1.25, net. vols. (The Handy Volume Edition.) Thomas Y.
In accordance with the Roman custom of Crowell & Co., New York. 4x6 in. Per set, $10.50. deifying a deceased emperor, Claudius, when This is the latest of the many and extremely Loisoned off to make way for Nero, became a useful handv-volume editions of standard gcd. As he had been an object of ridicule as authors which the publishers have been giving a "cabbage-head," his deification gave occaus of latè years. The Lenox Edition com sion for this sa ire, attributed to Seneca, who prises fourteen small volumes, of about three lore toward him a personal grudge as well as hundred pages each, containing all of Haw- a philosopher's contempt. Its very title is thorne's work in fiction, with the addition satirical, substituting for “ apotheosis” apoof “ The Grandfather's Chair" and the bio- colocyntosis, “pumpkinification." An essay graphical stories, and including, of course, on the critical questions of authorship, etc., * Mosses from an Old Manse." The edition connected with the satire is here included is substantially the same as the Virginia Poe. with a translation of the text and notes. The A good clear type is used ; and, although the former was originally a thesis for the doctorate paper is thin, clearness and legibility are of philosophy at Columbia. The whole forms secured. Each volume contains a photograv a desirable and creditable addition to the ure frontispiece and a rubricated title-page. classical library. Miss Katharine Lee Bates, of Wellesley Col
Songs in the Night. By A. Parke Burgess, lege, a well-known and very successful teacher
D.D. W. C. & F. D Burgess, Newark. 5x81, in. of literature, has prepared a series of introduc 112 pages. tions giving the significant facts connected with the genesis of the different romances.
Steering Gear. By Frank Andrews Fall.
Leavens & Langdon, New York. 5x7 in. 47 pages. This edition not only meets the demands of a Paper bound. good library edition, but is of a size which
Tolstoï as Man and Artist : With an Essay on permits the lover of Hawthorne to carry a
Dostoievski, By Dmitri Merejkowski. G. P. Putvolume with him on his journeys and to take nam's Sons, New York. 5x734 in. 310 pages. $1.50. up the greatest of American writers of A profound essay upon the contrasted spiritromance in those times of waiting and journey. ual' development of Tolstoï, the child of foring which are so many in our busy modern tune, and Dostoievski, the endurer of hardlife, and which are often wasted because no ships, and a criticism of the literary art book is at hand.
through which the two contemporaries imOhio and Her Western Reserve : With a
pressed themselves upon the higher life of Story of Three States. By Alfred Mathews. Ilus
their nation. The sympathies of the essayist trated. D. Appleton & Co., New York. 5x71/2 in. are rather with the great Slavophile than with 330 pages. $1.25, net.
the great internationalist who pronounces A spirited narrative which will be read with patriotism the agency of the rulers for the eninterest by all Ohioans. The author gives slavement of the masses, but the genius of two significant reasons for the exceptionally both men is analyzed with almost loving rev. influential place which Ohio obtained in the erence as well as with keen literary acumen. Nation's counsels--particularly after the slav- World Before Him (The). By Horatio Alger. ery question came to be the paramount issue Jr. The Penn Publishing Co., Philadelphia. 5x714 in our National politics. The first of these is in. 383 pages. 90c., net. that Ohio was the first State settled by people A recent plebiscite of boys' rôles showed from every section of the country, and a com- Alger to be by far the highest favorite. Critics posite America in miniature. The second do not like him as well, but boys, not critics, reason for Ohio's commanding influence is the form his audience.