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The Religious Faith of an Evolutionist
YMAN ABBOTT was an Evolutionist.
In a book written for such days as these, to meet the very questions that are now haunting men's minds, he has made clear that the acceptance of Evolution can not only be reconciled to the Christian faith, but can bring to it that which will make it the more convincing and vital. In Evolution Lyman Abbott found a new reason for the faith that was in him.
Scarcely once from the beginning of this book to the end does he mention the word Evolution. Yet throughout it is clearly the Evolutionist who is speaking to you.
After condensing into this book the experiences of a lifetime, Dr. Abbott epitomizes the message of its pages as follows:
Christianity means to me:
A new and ever-developing life in art, literature, music, philosophy, government, industry, worship.
A relief from the heavy burden of remorse for past errors, blunders, and sins.
An ever-growing aspiration for the future and an everincreasing power toward achievement.
Faith in ourselves and in our fellow-men; in our infinite possibilities because in our infinite inheritance.
Faith in the great enterprise in which God's loyal children are engaged, that of making a new world out of this old world, a faith which failure does not discourage nor death destroy.
Faith in a Leader who both sets us our task and shares it with us; the longer we follow him and work with him, the more worthy to be loved, trusted, and followed does he seem to us to be.
Faith in a companionable God whom we cannot understand, still less define, but with whom we can be acquainted, as a little child is acquainted with his mysterious mother.
Faith in our present possession of a deathless life of the spirit, which we share with the Father of our spirits and our divinely appreciated leader.
What Christianity Means To Me
By Lyman Abbott
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mantic novelist, who has "striven to “ For to Be'old this World So Wide ”
breathe life, not only into the figures that
pass over the pages, but into the landBooks of Travel Reviewed by EARLE WALBRIDGE
scape, the great river, the vast white
stillness of the distant snow peaks, the | LX of the congeries of books under enlightened way, that Americans have a
breathless heat and filth of the river review again raise the eternal ques- perfect right to exist.” One is not so
town, the bleak mediævalism of the high tion of professional versus amateur sure that Miss Benson thinks so.
plateaux." The flight by airplane to accomplishment. Who writes the better dislikes are impartial, at least; the imag- Bogota reads like a page from the early book of travel, the novelist experiment- inary party of "trippers” which is
and unearthly H. G. Wells. ing in a new form or the seasoned rou- slaughtered with savage gusto in the
So much for the Amerigo Vespuccis; tinist methodically conquering one world opening chapter comes from Piccadilly as
now for the authentic Columbuses! after another? The three novelists rep- well as from the “bald yellow cities” of
Colonel Powell again displays his flair resented are now or originally were Illinois. She seems happier in India and
for arresting titles. "The Map that is British. Not so long ago every major Indo-China. The whole book is an ex
Half Unrolled is the second of a trilBritish novelist had written at least one pression of an original temperament and school story.
ogy of African travel which began with Of recent years it has somewhat wry but delightful humor, "Beyond the Utmost Purple Rim” and seemed a point of honor for each to pro- and her own drawings reveal an unex
will conclude somewhat prosaically with duce a mystery novel or a volume of pected and striking talent.
"In Barbary.” The jacket is adorned detective stories. It may be that books "Opportunity cunningly concealed as
with a cannibal of spirituel aspect, whom of travel are next on the docket.
a sort of duty” to become chaplain to One at least knows what to expect the British community in Budapest, with
we meet again among Mr. Barton's in
variably excellent photographs. One from the professional travelers. Colonel a parish extending over the whole coun
such epicure assured the author that the Powell is the traveler de luxe, armed try, took "G. A. Birmingham" to Hun
toes and palms of the hands are considwith official credentials and letters of gary. His more secular experiences are
ered the greatest delicacies. The odd introduction, and complete material recorded in his book. On the hills of equipment. If he should determine to Buda and below in Pest he found a peo
and interesting gravitates naturally to
wards this explorer, although he does not visit the mountains of the moon, make ple still somewhat crushed and cowed, believe everything he hears. He is an sure that you will eventually find him bearing the scars "entomological and posing on Mount Tycho, with Mrs.
honest critic who never hesitates to speak moral” of the recent Bolshevik régime, his mind. He believes, for instance, that Powell, for a photograph by the inde- and resentful over their lost provinces. the Belgian Government is too lenient fatigable Rexford W. Barton, with as In the chapter of that name Canon
with natives in the Congo, and that it imperturbable an air as we find him in Hannay elucidates the present wherehis latest book under the mango tree abouts of Transylvania, Croatia, Fiume, Great Britain ever surrenders its man
will be a calamity for Tanganyika if where Stanley met Livingstone. Mr. and the Carpathians predicating that
date. Franck, however, still prefers to walk “there must be reasons for everything
Mr. Franck's book on southern China ordinarily by his wild lone. He took his that happens, outside of lunatic asylums,
is one of his best. It is a really amazing family with him to China, but spent only but it is sometimes very hard to find out
performance to write a book extending to half his time with them. what they are.” Everything that he has
more than a quarter of a million words We think we know what to expect to say in this book is interesting, and
and remain consistently entertaining and from the novelists: Canon Hannay will most of it amusing, especially when he is
informing. What he calls his "abomibe watchful for odd characters and on the subjects of food and music. A
nable luck” kept him from adventures amusing incidents; Miss Benson will dis- Tzigani band is good for incidental music
with wandering bandits. In spite of the play her impish humor shot through with in a Theatre Guild production, but one
filth, the incessant noise, the sometimes an occasional shaft of mysticism. Mr. gathers that it tends to become too much
deadening heat," he was primarily interMcFee, we hope against hope, will get of a good thing on its native heath.
ested in the life of the masses, and ate, through with the fewest possible refer- Mr. McFee brings in his King slept, and traveled with them. But ocences to Joseph Conrad. In every case Charles's head no later than the second
casionally the overpowering fecundity of we get what we are looking for. chapter, saying quite coolly, “The reader
China appalled him. "Only number Frances Trollope still has her spiritual may complain that this is not fair. He sisters. Miss Stella Benson' sometimes has contracted to visit New Granada, not
counts, and its enormity at times fright
ens just as the uniformity makes one reminds us of Max Beerbohm's Duke of the shadowy Costaguana of Joseph ConDorset, who "was not one of those Eng- rad's Nostromo.'”
downcast. All these temples, all these rad's 'Nostromo.'” Well, this reader did
houses, all these crowds endlessly relishmen who fling, or care to hear flung, complain. He also exercised his im
born; at the turn of the street it is the cheap sneers at America. Whenever any memorial right of skipping the chapter. one in his presence said that America was But he read every word in the book
The Map that is Half Unrolled; Equa
torial Africa from the Indian Ocean to the not large in area, he would firmly main- otherwise. The Colombia depicted is a Atlantic By E. Alexander Powell. With tain that it was." Miss Benson, who has country seen through the eyes of a ro
Many Illustrations from Photographs by
Rexford W. Barton and the Author. The crossed the continent in a Ford, is con- ? A Wayfarer in Hungary. By George A. Century Company, New York. $3.50. vinced that it is. "He held, too, in his
Birmingham (Canon Hannay). E. P. Dut- 5 Roving Through Southern China. By ton & Co., New York. $4.
Harry A. Franck. Illustrated with 171 Un.
Sunlight in New Granada. By William usual Photographs by the Author, with a 1 The Little World. By Stella Benson. McFee. Doubleday, Page & Co., Garden Map Showing His Route. The Century The Macmillan Company, New York. $2.50. City, New York. $3.50.
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There remains a book by another inveterate traveler who is his own photographer, an ambitious picture book “designed especially for travellers," say the publishers, "but of marked interest and value for home and school libraries." We should put it the other way about. Mr. Johnson's "What to See in America"
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since the very be Miss Benson's, by the author, is Mr. with the knowlTristram Coffin's “Book of Crowns and edge that your
ginning, and will
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Robert E. Simon in
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with par value of in her wistful eyes; in the midst of her a home at Sunny
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"There is in every man. of British blood' traces of primitive man, even if such traces are latent and not developed by opportunity," says Mr. A. Bryan Williams. “They create an overpowering desire to hunt and kill”—and, one may add, to explore difficult countries and investigate the habits of curious peoples. Mr. Williams's own modest and forthright book, "Game Trails in British Columbia," is the result of thirtyseven years of experience as sportsman, guide, and game warden. He has hunted everything-mountain sheep, mountain goats, grizzlies, moose, caribou, wapiti, cougars, and wolves—and done a little fishing, including spinning for steelheads. A well-made volume adds to the pleasure of reading Mr. Williams's adventures, which yield in fascination only to his illustrations.
One opens "Among Papuan Head Hunters,” by E. Baxter Riley," with a slight feeling of satiety induced by the spectacle of the usual array of naked savages. Although the book will probably prove a useful source book for the anthropologist, since Mr. Riley has compiled it from first-hand observation among the natives of New Guinea, an awkward and too methodical style makes it rough going for the casual reader. A map and a succinct index are furnished, in addition to the illustrations from photographs and line drawings.
“People of the Steppes”” is something else again. It is not, as some one has facetiously suggested, a book about Charleston dancers, although Mr. Fox did see a ballet in Moscow. In the summer of 1922 he was one of a "little band of Anglo-Saxon oddities islanded in a small town upon the far southeastern plain of Russia . . . engaged in giving relief to the stricken peasants of the district.” He was very soon despatched to Turkestan to buy a thousand horses. With ready adaptability, he lived for
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and Margaret Cole. The Macmillan Company,
His Russian secretary, Rosenbaum, left the hotel early the following morning with a very heavy trunk, in which it was surmised Restington's dead or unconscious body was hidden, for blood stains were found on bed-sheets
The New York-Chicago telephone cable has been completed and walls. Obviously, Rosenbaum was
and is now in service. A triumph of American telephone engineerthe assassin. However, when suspicion
ing, the new cable is the result of years of research and cost rests on a character in the first fifty
$25,000,000 to construct. Its first reach extended along the pages one may safely rely on his inno
Atlantic seaboard, then steadily westward until this last long cence. The motive of the murder was
section to Chicago was put into service. conjectured to be the desire of a powerful Bolshevist faction to prevent Resting.
To the public, this cable means dependable service irrespective
of weather conditions. It is now not likely that sleet storms, which ton from carrying out his plans to work
at times interfere with the open wire type of construction with 40 a huge gold-mining concession granted him by Lenine. Lord Ealing had de
to 50 wires on a pole, will again cut off the rest of the nation from
New York or from the nation's capital as did the heavy sleet pended on the Restington concession to
storm on the day of President Taft's inauguration. bolster up the tottering fortunes of the Anglo-Asiatic Commercial Corporation.
The new cable means speedier service, as it provides numerous But his desire to apprehend the assassin
additional telephone circuits and will carry a multitude of telephone
and telegraph messages. was tempered by fear lest his arrest
It would take ten lines of poles, each might bring about the publication of a
heavily loaded with wires, to carry the circuits contained in this
most modern artery of speech. letter compromising his financial honor. Stock-jobbing and the sharp practice in
This cable, important as it is, is only one of the Bell System dulged in by kings of finance are dwelt
projects that make up its national program for better telephone upon with genial cynicism. A tale no
service to the subscriber. It is another illustration of the System's more improbable than the conventions
intention to provide the public with speedier and even more permit, and well told.
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