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of friends. There are few writers of our day panying the text. The personal interest atwho could utilize such a plan as this without taching to the celebrated characters of the allowing the book to become either dull or history is properly recognized, and a large essayish; but Dr. Mitchell carries out his part of the book is of a biographical character. plan with force, and the constantly occurring Due prominence is also given to the social original turns and surprises keep the interest conditions of former times in points of contrast of the reader on the alert.

with the present. The book is intended for Domestic Dramas. By Paul Bourget. Trans

pupils of the earlier grammar grades. lated by William Marchant. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 5x734 in. 363 pages. $1.50.

English Classics. Star Series. Tennyson's

* Princess," 35c.; Goldsmith's “ Vicar of Wakeheld," The author's social essays are always wel- 35c.; " The Merchant of Venice," 35c. ; Coleridge's come and always have value. Those con- " Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 35c.; Burke's tained in the present volume are less elaborate

"Speech on Conciliation with America." 350.; Geurge

Eliot's “ Silas Marner,” 35c.; Scott's “ Ivanhoe,” and less analytical than some previously pub- 50c.; Cooper's Last of the Mohicans," 50c.; " Maclished, but perhaps they come closer than beth," 35c.; Milton's “ L'Allegro," " 11 Penseroso," M. Bourget's strictly critical work to common

" Comus and Lycidas," 35c. The Globe School Book

Co., New York. 484X7', in. human life and human troubles. They are in their expression essentially French in senti

This series is based on the commendable plan ment and form.

of presenting to young people and students

well printed and illustrated editions of standDroll Doings. Illustrations by Harry B. Neil- ard English books at a moderate price. Each

son, Verses by the Cockiolly Bird. Charles Scrib- of the volumes is edited by a man or woman

ner's Sons, New York. 91,2x12,2 in. 63 pages. $2. A book of humorous intention, for the most

prominent in educational matters, and each

has an adequate introduction and biographical part successfully carried out both in the text

sketch. and the illustration.

Eliot Memorial (The): Sketches Historical and Education and the Philosophical Ideal. By Biographical of the Eliot Church and Society,

Horatio W. Dresser. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New Boston. By A. C. Thompson. The Pilgrim Press, York. 5x74 in. 255 pages. $1.25.

Boston. 7x91, in. 503 pages. This volume stands in close relation to its predecessors. It is a series of educational sug

English Flower Garden and Home Grounds

(The). By W. Robinson. Illustrated. (Eighth Edigestions toward the realization of the ideal life.

tion.) Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 6x91, It derives much from the author's own experi- in. 892 pages. $6. ence in an education of a quite unconventional A welcome addition to the reference library. sort. His idea of waiting to learn things till It is arranged partly in chapters and partly in the time is ripe to learn them to creative pur- alphabetic or cyclopædic form. The first part pose, though this may put Latin off till one is of the book tells of various forms of fowertwenty-two, or attaching one's self to the gardens, and the pictures give a good idea of church till the age of ripe discrimination is many existing English gardens of the choicest reached, may be taken as good for those who and most tasteful kinds. The chapters treat are “misfits,” not for people in general. Much the subject both in broad outline and in minute more generally one may agree with him that detail, and the book, as a whole, may fairly the educational danger is of a one-sidedly in- be called exhaustive. Mr. Robinson is the tellectual training, while the educational need author of that charming book, “ The Wild is to insist that spirit shall be first and form Garden,” which is known by many nature, secondary—the great lesson of life being in lovers. self-adjustment to the immanent Spirit of the universe. The most neglected branches of

Forbidden Paths in the Land of Og. By the

Otherwise Man. Illustrated. The Fleming H. education undoubtedly are self-knowledge and Revell Co., New York. 5x73, in. 258 pages. $1.25. self-control. He who best masters these is,

A vacation trip by three missionaries, good as Mr. Dresser contends, the truly practical fellows all, through the trans-Jordanic region man, the man of inward resources for fit

of ancient Bashan, where Og reigned in activity. To realize these educational ideals requires a new type of teachers, and especially book. The track taken is rich in localities of

Moses's time, is the subject of this entertaining of parents. These hints will serve to indicate historic and Biblical interest, for which, and the course of thought here taken. Mr. Dresser for the characteristics and conditions of its reproduces the Boston transcendentalism of people, these tourists have an open eye. and sixty years ago, with the modifications it has

the ability to tell the story well of how they received from the theory of evolution and the fared and what they saw. new psychology. His main thesis is that “ life itself is educational ; that the individual pos- Four Evangelists (The). Edited by Rachel sesses instincts which, if freely followed, lead A La Fontaine. Illustrated. Thomas Whittaker, the way to fullest self-expression and the

New York. 5. 8 in. 442 pages. $2.5), service of humanity."

A work reserved for later notice. Elementary English Composition. By Fred. Girl and the Guardsman (The). By Alexander Newton Scott and Joseph Villiers Denney. Allyn

Black Illustrated. Charles Scribner's Sons, New & Bacon, Boston. 5xilin. 241 pages. sk.

York, 5x8 in. 212 pages. $1.50. Elementary History of the United States. By

After finishing this volume the reader queries Allen C. Thomas, A.M. D.C. Heath & Co., Boston.

whether the text were not written as an at5 272, in. 33 pages. 60.

tempt to explain the pictures. If so, the etfort We have been particularly impressed by the was hardly successful. The pictures are judicious selection of the illustrations accom- clever.

Golden Legend (The). As Englished by in the fight at Santiago. Two spirited Ameri

William Caxton. Vol. VI. The Macmillan Co., can girls also play parts in the story. The New York. 4x6in. 274 pages. 50c.

feelings of the Spanish populace, and also the Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail. By Arthur better sense of certain well-informed Spaniards, R. Thompson. Illustrated. Little, Brown & Co.,

are depicted in picturesque manner. Boston. 51/4*89, in. 352 pages. $1.50. Two New England boys, accompanied by

In Hostile Reu: A Romance of the Monmouth their father and uncle, undertake a trip through

Campaign. By I. A. Altsheler. Doubleday. Page

& Co., New York. 5x8 in. 340 pages. $1.50. Alaska, the north west gold region, and into the Klondike. The tone of the story is that

A lively tale of the Revolution, telling the

adventures of two gay young American offiof personal experience. The reader gets an cers who captured the uniforms and assumed intimate account of long trips on snowshoes,

the personality of two newly arrived British the fording of rivers, and journeys over wild

officers, and enjoyed themselves very much mountains, and is also told how to detect gold within the enemy's lines in Philadelphia. grains when come upon in unlooked-for places.

Inner Life (The). By Bishop John H. VinGreek History. By Prof. Heinrich Swoboda. cent. United Society of Christian Endeavor, Boston,

Translated by Lionel D. Barnett, M.A. (The Tem- +12x634 in. 72 pages.
ple Primers.) The Macmillan Co., New York.
334 X6 in. 168 pages. 40c.

Institutional Work for the Country Church. In the concise statements of this booklet the

Compiled by Rev. Charles E. Hayward. Free Press

Association, Burlington, V't. 43. X7, in. 149 pages. latest learning as to the prehistoric and earlier 50c. historic period of Greece finds adequate ex- The problems of the country church are here pression. An appendix outlining Greek his- discussed from the point of view found in tory from the time of the Roman conquest Vermont. The difficulties from sectarianism, until now adds a desirable feature seldom blind conservatism, social stagnation, etc., are found in elementary books on this subject. reckoned up, and the way out of them exhibHead of a Hundred in the Colony of Virginia,

ited. Granting the contention that the main 1632 (The). By Maud Wilder Goodwin. Illustrated.

point is in the leadership of a competent Little, Brown & Co., Boston. 5x8 in. 221 pages. minister, it seems to us that Mr. R. L. Hartt's $1.50.

articles in The Outlook last winter on “The A new edition in holiday dress of Mrs. Good

Regeneration of Rural New England” pointed win's carefully written and admirable story of out the real difficulty attaching to this, viz., colonial days and ways in Virginia. This vol- how to keep the right man when obtained. ume is tastefully printed, contains five full-page Such a sort of social settlement as he recompictures, and a frontispiece in color.

mended seems

most promising for thisHeroes of Our Revolution. By T. W. Hall. though not regarded with favor in the book

Illustrated by W. B. Gilbert. The Frederick A. before us. We think, however, that Mr. Stokes Co., New York. 5x774 in. 317 pages. $1.25.

Hartt was right in saying that the solution of This book begins by pointing out to boys and

the problem “is personal rather than institu. girls the various historic causes which lay tional; it is institutional only that it may back of the “ Stamp Act,” “ Taxation With- become personal." out Representation," and other familiar watchwords which led on to the Revolution. Then it

In the King's Service. By Captain F. S.

Brereton. R.A.M.C. Illustrated. Charles Scribner's acquaints them with the personal story of the Sons, New York. 5x79, in. 352 pages. $1.50. various men prominent in the war between

Captain Brereton is no partisan. He merely the Colonies and England. The style is clear

pictures historic facts which no partisan can and simple, the narrative concise and inter

blink. The story deals with an English royal. esting

ist and his son, who, dispossessed of their House-Boat on the St. Lawrence (The). By estates in favor of a Cromwellian favorite,

Everett T. Tomlinson. Ilustrated. Lee & Shepard, cross over to Ireland to take refuge with a Boston. 434X71, in. $1.50.

kinsman. The invasion of Ireland follows A story to delight the heart of the average speedily. We see town after town fighting boy. Mr. Tomlinson has the gift of the born heroically for king and country, often betrayed raconteur. With the beautiful and historic

by English residents within, capitulating only river for a background, charming landing. when starvation threatened the people, always places, and divers games for a setting, and the

asking for honorable quarter, which Cromdeeds of the famous old French hero and

well always promised-and always broke faith! adventurer Frontenac, for inspiration, what Once within the walls, every man, woman, and boy could help being entertained while follow

child was butchered in cold blood in town ing the group of young people with whom the

after town. Even the dazed creatures who author makes them acquainted ?

knelt for mercy were despatched by bayonet Improvement of Perfection (The). By Will- or shot.

iam E. Barton, D.D. lnited Society of Christian Endeavor, Boston. +2 *0334 in. of pages.

In the Midst of Alarms. By Robert Barr.

lilustrated. The Frederick A. Stokes Co., New In Defense of the Flag. By Elbridge S. York. 5x714 in. 316 pages. $1.50.

Brooks. Ilustrated. The Lothrop Publishing Co., A new edition revised by the author.

Boston. 5x74, in. 3563 pages. $1.25.
The hero is the son of an American Consul in

Jack Among the Indians. By George Bird

Grinnell. Mlustrated by Edwin' Willard Deminy Spain at the breaking out of the Spanish

The Frederick A. Stokes Co., New York. 5x7, in. American war. By a series of natural events 301 pages. $1.25. he finds himself on board one of Admiral This depicts the life of a white boy among the Cervera's ships as it leaves Cape Verde, and Indians in the days when herds of buffaloes lege. It is a sympathetic study in girl friendLorna Doone. By R. D. Blackmore. With ships and early ambitions, which a little later

roamed the Western plains and Indians lived Dickens from his later work that (looking by hunting them, when their flesh served as at the subject from the literary point of view) food, their skins for clothes, and the hide for it may perhaps be questioned whether the houses. There are courage, daring, and ad- detailed examination of the history of the venture enough between cover and cover to writing of the early sketches is really worth delight the heart of any boy.

the while. Jones the Mysterious. By Charles Edwardes, More Bunny Stories. By John Huward JewIllustrated. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.

ett (Hannah Warner). Ulustrated by Culmer Barnes. 5x7!4in. 207 pages. 75c.

The Frederick 1. Stokes Co., New York. 61,874 The story of a little English boy sent from

in. 195 pages. $1.50. India to be educated in England. A Hindu

A sequel to · The Bunny Stories” reprinted

from * St. Nicholas" several years ago. servant who accompanies him-and adores him-uses occult "power" to make the lad Nan's Chicopee Children. By Myra Sawyer invisible at times of danger or injustice from

Hamlin. Ilustrated. Little, Brown & Co., Bosion. those about him. The story has humor and

5x7', in. 223 pages. $1.25. insight into child life. It is queer, clever, and

An occasional false note mars this book, well told.

which is an account of a country home where,

with a kind of co-operative housekeeping, some Just to Help: By Amos R. Wells. United working girls and boys enjoy a pleasant and Society of Christian Endeavor, Boston. 434X7', in.

independent vacation. 45 pages.

Nella, the Heart of the Army. By Philip Kinkaid Venture (The). By Kate W. Hamilton. The Pilgrim Press, Boston. 5x7, in. 293

Verrill Mig hels. R. F. Fenno & Co., Kew York.

5x7, in. 345 pages. $1.25. pages. $1.25. A family of young people left by themselves

This story enters a plea towards solving that and without money establish their home in a

ever-burning problem, domestic service, by Western village. Through pluck and loyalty

organizing a sort of army of skilled female

labor with love of one's fellow-being as its they triumph over obstacles, and prove the

basis. The story is sensational to the core, blessings that need for exertion and effort

and rich in imagination of a bizarre quality ; confers.

it flashes out bright turns of thought, picturKnickerbocker's History of New York. By esque is coarse bits of diction. yet its whole Washington Irving. Vol. I. (Cassell's National Li

effect is unreal and unwholesome. brary.) Cassell & Co., New York. 30x 51, in, 192 Pages. Paper-bound, 10c.

Newnham Friendship (A). By Alice Stronach. Loom of Life (The) and If Christ Were a Guest

Illustrated. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.

5x7?, in. 288 pages. $1.25. in Our Home. By Rev. F. N. Peloubet, D.D. United Society of Christian Endeavor, Boston.

This is a story of girl life at Newnham Col. 44x6%, in. Of pages.

a Special Introduction by the Author. Ilustrated. find vent in college settlements and work

Harper & Bros., New York. 512x8, in. 5o4 pages. among the people of London's East Side. The notable thing about this new edition is The character contrasts hold the reader's the illustration, chiefly from photographs by interest; the story is well written and the Mr. Clifton Johnson. Many of these are of moral purpose is high. positive beauty, and the scenes are chosen titly

New Wonderiand (A). By L. Frank Baum. to bring to the eye the wonderful Devonshire

Pictures by Frank lerbeck R. H. Russell, New country described in the romance. It is a pity York. 812llin. 190 pages. $1.50). that such a badly drawn picture as that rep- Stories for small children of the ways of Phunresenting the boy Jan by the side of the stream nyland, where it rains lemonade and the pebshould be allowed a place with the admirable bles are gumdrops. photographs of which we have spoken. In Northern Georgia Sketches. By Will N. Hartype and general form the edition is commend. ben. 305 pages.

North Carolina Sketches. able. The cover design is, to our taste, over

By Mary' Velson Carter. 313 pages. $1. ... ornate.

McClurg & Co., Chicago,

For each of these volumes the poor whites of Merry Little Visit with Auntie (A). By Mary the South furnish the material, and their dia.

D. Brine. Illustrated American Tract Society.
New York. 63. *9 in. 44 pages. 75c.

lect the expression. Mr. Harben's book is a The account of a little girl's two weeks' visit

collection of ten short stories reprinted from in the country.

the “ Century" and elsewhere, and quite worth

reprinting. Miss Carter's is a series of charMother Goose for Grown-Ups. By Guy Wet

acter-sketches, delineating natives of the more Carryl. Illustrations by Peter Newell and Gustave Verbeck, Harper & Bros., New York.

mountain region in their crude and narrow 0x9in. 116 pages. $1.50.

life with a sympathetic hand and a realistic A skillful adaptation of the morals and much effect. of the manner of Mother Goose for older Numbers and Losses in the Civil War in readers, with humorous illustrations in the key America, 1861-65. By Thomas L. Livermore of the text.

Houghton, Mutin & Co.. Boston. 6x41, in. 150

page». Minor Writings of Charles Dickens (The). An daborate investigation yielding hardly

By Frederic G. Kitton. 1.C. Armstrong & Son,
New York. Haxi in. ) pages. $1.25.

commensurate results. This is of interest chietly to the bibliographer

Official Proceedings of the Twelfth Repuband collector of first editions. So great a

lican National Convention, Philadelphia, June

19, 20, and 21, 1900. Prinot Duniap Printing Co. gulf separates the early attempts of Charles Philadelphia. Otin. Ypages. $1.04.

ton.

Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts. By A. T. Philip Desmond. By Cora S. Day. Amer. Ruller: Couch Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. ican Tract Society, New York. 5x7 in. 68 pages. in. 384 . $

25c. A series of ghost stories, or studies of persons

Prairie Schooner (The). By William E. Barwho return to visit the scenes which they have

Illustrated. The W. A. Wilde Co., Boston. left.

5x734 in. 382 pages. $1.50. Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of

It was in the Indian outbreak dignified with Boston. By Samuel Adams Drake. Illustrated.

the title of the Black Hawk War that Abra(New and Revised Edition.) Little, Brown & Co., ham Lincoln had an early taste of military Boston. 51/4*81, in. 484 pages. $2.50.

experience, and he figures in Dr. Barton's Sometimes new editions are little more than

story together with Jefferson Davis, also a parreprints with slight changes. This is not the ticipant in that affair. The “prairie schooncase with Mr. Drake's “Old Landmarks."

er" was the picturesque name popularly given The book has been largely rewritten, much has to the emigrant wagons that traversed those been added, and in its new form it is really a level seas of grass. This attractive title intronew book. To all interested in the early his- duces a story no less attractive of the settling tory of Boston and Massachusetts, it will

of northern Illinois by emigrants from New always be one of the most valuable and popu- England. A story of love and a story of lar compilations accessible.

hatred are interlaced; the enterprise and Old Lanterns for Present Paths. By Francis hardihood, the privations, pleasures, and perils E. Clark, D.D. United Society of Christian En.

of the pioneers are sketched with the graphic deavor, Boston. 5x71/4 pages. 45 pages.

touch of a filial hand, and with large dramatic Oliver Cromwell. By John Morley, M.P. interest at the critical turns of affairs. Dr.

Illustrated. The Century Co., New York. 512X87% Barton is one of the few clergymen who sucin. 486 pages. $3.50.

ceed in fiction-writing. In his hands history Reserved for notice hereafter.

is treated with accuracy, and colored with the Other Man's Country (The). By Herbert warm tint of real and vigorous life.

Welsh. The J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia. 5x7", in. 257 pages. sl.

Preachers and Preaching: Lectures Delivered A discussion of the Philippine question by

before the Maine Ministers' Institute at Cobb

Divinity School, Lewiston, Maine, September one who in the preface thus states his point 4-12, 1899. Silver, Burdett & Co., New York. 5x78. of view: “ There is one sheaf of fine wheat in. 276 pages. $1.50. outranking them all, to which all must make Among many good books of recent date on obeisance—it is the law of our duty towards this general subject the present volume ranks our neighbor. In the Christian sense the high in merit. It raises the question whether Filipino is now our neighbor; and it is our better effect is achieved by a course of lectures duty to treat him, not as one from whom we given by a single expert, or a course like this seek to realize a selfish profit, but as a man

in which seven lecturers participate. Tha whose rights of every kind we are bound to

two of the nine lectures are devoted to exposi respect, and whose welfare, in due subordina- tory preaching seems to us significant of tha tion to the law of our own being, we must first change from former views which was to be consider." It need hardly be said that the expected from the general revival of Bible Outlook entirely agrees with Mr. Welsh's study. If there be not a betterment in the point of view. The question for this country average of preaching, corresponding to the is what is its duty toward the Filipino as “our multiplication of stimulating and instructive neighbor.” Our judgment as to the facts, and

books for preachers, there must be some pro consequently our judgment as to our duty in vision for circulating them among the man view of those facis, differs radically from Mr. whose purse is short. Especially will this bi Welsh's. In our judgment, the official reports

the case with books designed, like this, par of the Commissioners who have been sent out

ticularly for those who are ** somewhat isolated to represent the United States, and to ascer- from church centers and ministerial associa tain the facts and report them back to the tions." people of the United States, are far more Psalms of David (The). By Louis Rhead trustworthy than the reports of individual Introductory Study by Newell Dwight Hillis. Ilu officers and reporters, on which to a very con- trated. The Fleming H. Revell Co., New York siderable extent Mr. Welsh bases his argu

719101, in. 28+ pages. $2.50. ments. In short, with the highest respect for

A brilliant bit of writing is Dr. Hillis's inspir Mr. Welsh's moral purpose, we regard hising introduction to King David's text, an book as belonging to journalism rather than

incidentally to the graphic pictures drawn b to literature ; and as in its nature ephemeral,

Mr. Louis Rhead. The volume is a strikin because so largely based upon ephemeral

one from every standpoint. reports.

Queen Charlotte's Maidens. By Sarah Tytle Phebe, Her Profession: A Sequel to Teddy,

Illustrations by Paul Hardy. Charles Scribner Her Book. By Anna Chapin Ray.

Sons, New York. 5x7, in. 28 pages. 75c.

Illustrated Little, Brown & Co., Boston. 5x7 in. 285 pages.

A story purporting to be told by one Charlott $1,50.

Venn, inmate of The White House," a The rather hackneved theme of a girl who institution founded by Queen Charlotte, wher studies a profession and gives it up just to get orphan girls of good family might live an married is enlivened by the doings of a large support themselves by, fancy needlework pe and interesting family, and especially by the chased by the royal family and nobility character of Cicely Everard, a thoroughly Through a sprightly and engaging style w natural and wholesome girl.

get the life-story of several girls, and see ho

love could enter even a sequestered spot like of rats, and that "it is only a very foolish this. Incidentally we catch glimpses of several person who can't talk wisely about things notabilities of that day. The volume is quaint which he doesn't understand," and many other and full of old-time leisurely charm.

things new and important. Rafnaland. By William Huntington Wilson. Robinson Crusoe. By Daniel Defoe. Ilus

Illustrated. Harper & Bros., New York. 5x79, in. trated by the brothers Louis and Frederick Rhead. 352 pages. $1.50.

R. H. Russell, New York. 6x9 in. 363 pages. Here is a story as novel in plot as it is roman- A very attractive edition of this classic, printed tic in the filling in. The author connects it from a large, clear type with many full-page with the disappearance in a balloon of John illustrations, and a number of small pictures Heath Howard, of Kentucky, on a Derby Day

introduced into the text, the whole very in 1887, after which he was never again seen. happily expressing the atmosphere of the Several years later, some Eskimos visiting a narrative. remote strip of land found the wrecked car of Royal Navy (The). Vol. V. By William a balloon which contained the dead bodies of

Laird Clowes. (Assisted by Sir Clements Markham, a young man and a girl, together with some Captain A. T. Mahan, Theodore Roosevelt, and written papers. From these the author pur

Others.) Illustrated. Little, Brown & Co., Boston.

712 X 10^2 in. 623 pages. $6.50. ports to have constructed his story. Howard, waking up after wreck and unconsciousness,

This fine quarto volume, with its many phofinds himself in a land which later computation

togravures and scores of lesser illustrations, is

the fifth of the six which will make up a work shows him is beyond the North Pole. The people there are descendants of a forgotten

truly monumental in scope and elaborate and band of Vikings. They still preserve their

careful in execution ; we hope to speak at some ancient life and the full worship of Odin and

length of the work when completed. The

present volume covers the extremely important Thor. The imaginary social atmosphere of such a people is admirably well sustained.

period of the great British naval struggle with Physical prowess in personal combat is their

Napoleon I. from 1803 up to 1815. The history

of the war between the United States and cult, and fair play their highest ideal. The

Great Britain is not included, from lack of incidents move swiftly, and culminate in Howard and his bride-the king's daughter

space ; it has been written by Governor

Roosevelt, and will occupy the first place in making their escape in the balloon.

the final volume. The interest in the present Ramona. By Helen Hunt Jackson. With volume centers, of course, about England's an Introduction by Susan Coolidge. Ilustrated by

greatest naval victory, Trafalgar. Henry Sandham.' Little, Brown & Co., Boston. 512 X 814 in. 2 vols. $6.

Rue with a Difference. By Rosa Nouchette A number of old books in new form appear Carey. J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. this year in time for the holiday trade, and 5x73. in. 428 pages. $1.25. chief among these works is “Ramona." Its A love story told in Miss Carey's well-known author died more than sixteen years ago, and, style. The plot is well constructed, the interas no record of her exists beyond two or three est long-drawn-out and sufficiently involved to brief and inadequate biographical studies, the suit the typical novel-reader. Ophelia's fainformative and sympathetic introduction writ- mous words, “ You may wear your rue with a ten by Susan Coolidge is indeed welcome, as difference," give the keynote to situations too are the notes which Mr. Sandham publishes complex to be even outlined in a brief notice. concerning his genuinely illustrative illustra

St. Nicholas Book of Plays and Operettas. tions. Such helps to the enjoyment of a very The Century Co., New York. 5x7, in. 231 pages. notable novel, when furnished by those who knew its author well, generally bear with them A collection of the most popular shadow.plays the atmosphere of that author's personality and operettas which have appeared in " Śt. and individuality and are keenly appreciated. Nicholas” during the last twenty-five years, In addition, the many admirers of "Ramona including the famous “ Ballad of Mary Jane.' will be glad to have a favorite romance in a new and delightful dress.

Scouting for Washington. By John Preston

True. Illustrated by Clyde (). 'De Land. Little, Rival Boy Sportsmen. By W. Gordon Parker.

Brown & Co., Buston. 5X74, in. 311 pages. $1.5). Illustrated by the Author. Lee & Shepard, Boston.

Another story of the struggling days of our 5x77, in, 363 pages. $1.25.

Nation's birth. It is told with skill. This gives glowing accounts and spirited pic

Sermons on the International Sunday School tures of outdoor boy life. It shows how

Lessons for 1901. By the Monday Club. The PilGrant Burton, the hero of some of the author's grim Press, Boston. 5473. in. thi pages. $1.25. previous stories, organized a club and made This series has long so commended itself to himself leader in a series of friendly contests Sunday-school teachers as to require here in amateur sports.

only the observation that in the present volume Road to Nowhere (The). By Livingston B.

it keeps well up to its mark. Morse. Hlustrated. Harper & Bros., New York. Sketch Book (The). By Washington Irving. 5x7 in. 2.30 pages. $1.50.

The Macmillan Co., New York. (Pocket English This story is dedicated to Alice in Wonder- Classics.) **58, in. 371 pages. 250. land, and it suggests that well-beloved child The first volume in a series of pocket classics, as Jack and Kitty search for the Island of presenting the masterpieces of American Flowers, helped by the wonderful talking literature in a very convenient and tasteful animals along the way, and learn in Cloud form, with an introduction, biographical and Land that to be “rattled” means to be afraid critical, and notes.

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