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EVENING LEDGER-PHIEAMEPHIA. 8ATTTBDAY. JANUARY 30, 1915.
KMONG THE, BOOKS
Store Opens 8iS0 A. M.
Store Closes 8:80 P. itf.
iJippiwjawiijI m v'h "wf
I Choice li
In Conrad s Set
R.nB ftll of Mr. Conrad's men. aro
, .lorlous fighters and nlmost nil his
Sm bo Rloriously worth flglitlnR for,
" mover feels dcpresscn nt tlio nmount
fS present volume, "A Set of Six"
frmubleday, I'nRO Co), five of the
Sirtes aro tragic, Jet they nro never
STnlfAsatit. "hat Is partly because Mr,
Knrnil is h. great artist and partlv be
Ju4 ho Is something of a philosopher.
Staapnr Ilulz" la tho stoiy of a man
Si.ftv accused of trenchcry to his conn
She setting Is during tho South
imerlcan emancipation from Spain. IUilz
SnrlM a Spanish girl, ntid tho rest of
Kl story Is of his tremendous light
lnst his country, ending In an appall
& climax. Contrast with this "11
kfn()e " tho last story In the hook which
Ss with a nobleman to whom tho In
St of helng robbed, as If ho wero a
mramon person whoso namo gets Into
f paper, Is more than ho can hear.
I Km Unite" Is the story 01 an ni.iaxcu
M)!o ana it uunnmio, ". "-
rL...i nrat nrtlRtlc sin that one can
Sill, tho wanton murder of one of h
iSracters. "The Annrchlst" Is a talo of
Ss tragedy, "Tho Informer" Is a story
Sfin Aiarchlst group In London. Tim
finest story in tho olumo is "iiie
iwfl" whlcli nas oeeu jiuuubucu
Srately as "Tho Point of Honour." It
iis with two men wno iuukul iiui
1 battlo throughout tho Napoleonic
Sri, and sottled It only after they had
J ' . .. ... .-.,.,.11. wiAh
iir.rh one of theso stories Is Intensely
Ttrestlns Mach one Is written with
sit clear fineness of stylo which la tho
Sboerty of tho gieatcst llctlon rltcr
C "sing the Kngllsh language Ono
licepts Hardy ami James, of course, be
JSso Hardy has turned from notion and
C H 1 aid. ..ever wrItM.tho ISM;
Lli" anguase., .r. ,.. ... ----;
JSr Tho book was widely mlsunder
,tood. hut It was widely popular, and
St is saylnB mh for wor! o ,t3
irtist o greatness. Usually when an
Sr been"' a fad Ills next book is a
WW? Sir. Conrad provides tho ox
J,pUon because ho Is a great writer.
Rv the Author
I of "Elizabeth"
ST. .,mi,v .imihtless. nnd with good
! ftasoni will bo delighted with her new
j reason, win , wifn.. moubleday.
Para & Co.). ' Tho oddities and com
fii.i t KMitenco structuro may be-
fromo wearisome after a while to somo
feders, but tho book Is full of wit and
Kcl. .i whimsicality and much
L.iiB.n nf tho ways of human conduct.
Tho wit and humor la tho author's, not
K. ti,n riinrnr.ters. The knowlcdgo
f tho wavs of human conduct Is applied
taiistly to foibles and weaknesses. Iho
1'1U ! -. I.. ...1a,t ilVl thl Blln.
tragedy oi evew . ,.a .. ...
fun nf hrlcht words.
Ingeborg Is a strange creature. In her
i .. . t... r.tKlllt.1 nn thn nllft.
Ijnhf-1 In frand reading and thinking
Unci the smell of abounding forests, and
Who lived in tlio lnmsi oi oik uouumui
things uig Hiruicura wi "iii'-'i "f .....
tains and big winds, big lonelinesses. But
Ingeborg was tho (laughter of Bishop
Bnillvant. and tho Bishop was altogether
Job momentous a personage In his own
ijes and those of his family. Tho Im
pulses from tho blood of that grand
mother slio nau never seen nuu ueuu
iquelchcd by her Ufa ns tho daughter of
i.man so Important In his own house
hold. Her mothor was no help, sho was
too much addicted to tho sofa. Her
Ulster was too vapidly beautiful. And
ijngeborg becamo too well trained In
icaulescence too pliable. Her mental
Operations wero futile. Her simplicity
yum "unhuman. And all this, from her
llonglne for big mountains and big
rtretches of water to her acquiescence and
simplicity, was her lifelong tragedy. A
VMM Rhw w.ih. lint n. mlmr.uloiis child! a
hhlid with gleams of wisdom flickering
I like a lizard's toncuo In her mouth, who.
UYin when sho was silly, was silly in
Steams, gleams oi silver udu buusiuui:.
She went up to London to see the
dentist. She saw him, but impulsively
Ih'a walked into t..o oiilce of Dent's Tours
Kind bought a ticket. Tho advertising In
.ins wmaow nau reached her neart. un
IS Rlgl, Robert Dremmel proposed to
her and accepted himself as her future
Ituband. And Ingeborg acquiesced. In
er new home In East Prussia, the wife
sfthe pastor of Koekensee, she was
imnnv fnr n tlrnM Thnn nnmn Innnllnnea
I Se had no friends among a strango
people, iieir Dremmel was absorbed in
Ms experiments with fertilizers. Ingeborg
Joldn't matter. Then camo the artist In
gram. Then the trip to Italy. Oh, how
Jina had wanted to see beautiful Italy!
Wonderful simplicity I
At Canpoblo she asked Ingram for
fome of the money slm had given him
uTcarrv for her. "What on earth fort"
JIj.want to send Robert a picture post-
mtu. "j'or heaven's sako, don t talk
ilwit Robert." "Not talk about him?
Bot he's my husband," "That's what
aakes him bo Impioper." "What? Why,
Hthought husbands wero Just the very
j uings that never could bo improper."
When she went back to Koekensee. She
Wed to tell Robert. Ho was too busy
IU Ma fertilizers to listen. Sho was
The Woman and
That fin nil tn fliA iltlA Af Tamg nilvflp
JWOOd'fl new novfll. '"nnd's CTntintrv
Wfld thft WnfYiflTi rDAiih1oHnv Tntr Jtr
twi fairly bursts with melodrama. It is
What Kind of a Husband
F a Rose Garden Husband?
&y MARQARET W1DDEMER
He's the Kind You'll
I Recommend to Your Friends
A k. f . l l i t
:- n. message oi gooa m-ci, v
ft happiness, of Jove is carried to
wa reader in tnia aeiignuu,
tA- a nl 11! .J V In-al
fAllan, Splendidly written, Miss
Ifc uf JJ .1. l J ntiita
"luueraera aenvenceo uv
wd sparkle with the very rose
ar3n i.iVtn-rt a fn is. ins.-
ltnM J 1 . L- lt tl.i
e"B -nil wnoiesome jiiui -wh
V a book to read and pass along
Bo your friend who needs a re-
lawakenlng, a good laugh, a
fiay full of glad thoughts and
the key to tho motive of the talo, yet It
Is nothing to the varjlng degrees of dash
that characterize the book.
Men writers who have exulted In the
Jojs of living In furs, of eating tinned
meats and stewed prunes and seeking
nothing homelier than cold peaks and
frost-spilt rock, Invariably declare on
their return' that their chilly haunts are
God's countiy. And however likely the
would bo to nnd the one woman of the
bleak wilds an Ill-shaped, husky grand
mother, these Rex Reaches nnd James
Curwoods stretch the probabilities and
glvo us romnntlcnlly beautiful ladles con
fronting them suddenly from behind Arc
tic pines or dipping round arms In chaste
ly sequestered sulphur pools.
The characters In Mr Curwood's new
novel are those long known ns the In
habitants of God's country. There is an
amn. Ing American who loves at sight an
absolutely Impossible beautiful girl; ,i
halfbrecd named Jean ns what haltbrecd
Is not and villains and wolves nnd reels
of cxcltmcnt. The story will bo better hb
a film than ns a novel. A belief is en
couraged that so much plot and shot will
not escapo tho movie man.
terprctntlon, the result Is a picture such
as oniy tno hew Irish school can give.
Sympathy for Ireland, keen penetration
of Irish hnblt-, nnd people and nn ability
to Interpret theso for others eUch aro
Mr IrlneH special contributions In this
boo1, I'a speaks through the months of
simple people who might live anywhere In
tins world, but with a feeling for the
pottrv, tho beauty and the atmosphere
that belong especially to the Celts.
Mrs. Martin's Man
St. John Krvlnc, the Irish playwright,
has written a novel of the people. In tho
spirit of the famous Celtic plays, "Mra.
Martin's Man" (Mncmlllan, New York)
tells of the folk In a north Irish village,
with n deep understanding of both strong
nnd weak characteis, and the resulting
clnsh when such characters aro forced to
Mrs Martin marries outside her circle In
life n mini who had no wealth or social
standing For this sho Is disinherits by
an hate father. A younger sister, Hither,
more vital nnd nttiactlve, has a lovo for
iMrs. Martin's man, James, and tho man
returns It gladly. Scandal Is In the nlr
land tho unhappy wlfo refuses to punish or
botray even after tho husband had tired
of her nnd his love nnd deserted her and
her child. For years tho two sisters live
on nlone, caring for tho two small chil
dren which Jamei has left to Mrs. Mar
tin. A small hardwnro shop Is tho wom
en's means of subsistence. The wlfo ap
parently forgets her old relationship 'in
her new duty, hut tho sweetheart harbors
her old lovo nnd waits for his return.
Sixteen years later James comes back,
tired of America nnd hii bad luck. Ho
fill- both the women with disgust, for
many sears of dissipation have changed
him in body and soul. His sweetheart has
to leave the house, so great Is her ln
stlnctlvo hatted. Tho young daughter,
born after tho father left, holds sway
over James, and a tragedy is impending
whon n.ther threatens to revcnl his past
for the sake of relieving her conscience.
No one but a strong character like Mrs.
Martin could avo tho crash. But sho
Tho conflict of these hlghlv colored
characters creates tho plot, which. In it
self, reveals littlo except nn Illicit lovo
affair. Hut these Individuals, placed
against tho background of small-town
gossip nnd neighbors, make the book
stand out as unlquo nnd interesting, to
say tho leant. Tho members of this tragic
family nro drawn clearly against the wist
ful atmosphere of nn Irl'h village And
when their thought, feeling and actions
aro depicted with realistic and humane
penetration, not unmixed with poetlo In-
The Land and the Lured
Dr. Haivcy W. Wiley, with wise coun
sels and agricultural Instances, endeavors
to keep them opart the luted nnd the
land In his now volume, "The Lure of
the Land" (The Century Company). Ho
cuts through popular Illusions on the sub
ject with an Inclslvcncss that Is almost
surgically beneficial. Ho sets forth for
tho averngo man not merely the advan
tages and successes, but the dangers and
diniculttes of farm life.
Doctor Wiley speaks as tho scientist
and sociologist as well as the city man
turned agriculturist and tho practical
That tho farm will afford a good living
to tho energetic nnd qualified Is not do
nlcd by Doctor Wiley, and for this class
"Tho Lure of tho Land" has ninny In
formative chapters. But Its chief value
Is as a mentor for those who nro likely
to bo tho victims of Innd boomers or the
unconscious prey of thetr own senti
mental feelings In regard to country life.
- A Stimulating Novel of
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H this is the aim of the novelist
H of today. Mrs. Tyler has done ft
P her part to almost perfection, m
fi If this convincing account of a m
society girl's lifo in tho city of U
U Philadelphia from debutante U
fi days to marriage docs not cover (
I the cntiro field it certainly H
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iting, Blistering, Blasting
Condemnation of Sin
Billy Sunday brings religion to earth
.is an essential part of every man's life.
There is nothing ubnormal, or hysterical,
or artificial about his message. That
ineii'Should be decent and lair to
one another and to Christ is the
jjftJ), plea running throughall his utter-
THE MAN AND HIS MESSAGE
By William T. Ellis, LL. D.
AUTHORIZED BY MR. SUNDAY
Tells the story of Mr. Sunday's
eventful life, gives a keen analysis
of his manner and methods and
traces his remarkable success as
the most conspicuous Christian leader In America, and also coutntna the
heart of hln ranuge, arranged by subjects, Including his vivid utterances,
his startling epigrams and his homely, Lincoln-like Illustrations thnt add
to his tremendously earnest appeals. Published by special agreement
for the use of copyrighted material and photographs.
The Only Book That Explains "Billy" Sunday
Cloth. 496 pi-. IllaitrateJ. $1.50. Ch-iper Clots edition, $1.00.
At all booksellers or from tho publisher.
Publisher. THE JOHN C. WINSTON COMPANY Philadelphia
Jacobs' Removal Sale
On or about February 20, 1915, we will remove to our new
store, 1628 CHESTNUT STREET, which, after this date,
will become headquarters for both our retail department and
our publishing business.
In order to reduce stock before moving we have placed on
sale thousands of books at prices which will fill every pur
chaser with glee.
Fiction, Travel, Biography, Essays, Drama and sets of
Standard books at a fraction of former prices. Seize this
Publishers, Booksellers and Stationers
1210 Walnut Street
P. S. Rldgwell Cullum's THE WAY OF THE STRONG has been
pronounced the strongest novel published in a decade. Ask the
salesman about it. '
Alsace and Lorraine
From CAESAR to KAISER, 58 B. C 1871 A..D.
By RUTH PUTNAM
Author of "Charles the, Bold," "William the Silent," "A "Mediaeval
with 8 maps
Prom tli dim days pf European struggle, Alsace and
Lorraine have constituted one of the chief storm-centres of
rival ambitions. Their history lias, therefore, an intrinsic
importance which attaches to few land groups pf similar area.
As the almost inevitable prize of a victorious Fraijce, they
have a special claim upon the attention of those interested
in the possible outcome of the present clash of nations.
Different From Any
Other Silk Sale
of All New Silks at
Less Than Half
These are new silks, brand new and
Good, sound, durable, reliable, valu
able silks, every yard, and all new
We state this because there has
been a peculiar movement in silks dur
ing the past few months, in which
dealers in many parts of the country
have thrown an immense amount of
questionable silks on the market.
There are in this country a large number of manufacturers of low grade silks whose whole business
up to a short time was to supply the cheap ready-made garment trade.
But during the past Winter they managed to sell a large part of their over-production to the yard
The result was a wave of large sensational silk sales in many parts of the country. We have carefully
kept free of this sort of business, and, while such sales of cheap silks were going on, we have been busy
with four of the world's greatest manufacturers of fine and durable silks preparing for our annual
These Fine, New Silks Are Here Now,
Introducing the New Fashions
Brand new, and there will be in this sale something like $130,000 worth of silks to sell for less than half
that much money.
To every woman willing to save money, this is a sale
To every woman interested in fashions, this is the first
showing of new fashions for the Spring of 1915.
Every woman seeking sound and durable silks sure to
give the full measure of satisfaction this is the Sale of
Wanamaker Silks, and none but sound goods can ever come
into this Silk Store. -
TJie largest single item in the sale is that of black silks,
since black silks undoubtedly predominate in the latest
Besides which there are plenty of the new sand color
and putty color silks which fashion is this instant talking
about so much.
Gabardines in the highest variety of colors we have
ever known gabardine. '
Crepes in a most limitless variety of beauty crepes
meteor, crepes faille, crepes gabardine, crepes broche.
And for suits there is plenty of silk faille Francaisc, and
all the best of the good Spring colors.
("First Floor, Chestnut)
The February Sale of Furniture Is the
Most Wonderful in the World
Tonight we want to bring out a few facts of the
sale that should be made known because some of
them at least make this sale different from and
better than any sale ever held.
This is the first and only Furniture Sale in which
there are no oddments or job lots of unmatched left
overs. The new purchases are all fresh, fihe, clean-as-a-whistle
goods of highest grades and all completely
In the past even we ourselves used to sell these
factory over-lots and odd pieces at reduced prices.
Now, however, we sell so much furniture that wher
ever we find a group of fine but unmatched pieces
we have the manufacturer to turn out the matching
pieces necessary to complete the assortment, and by
making the purchase large enough we can quote the
usual low prices that go with odd and unmatched
That is why this is
The Best Matched-Up Stock of Furniture
Philadelphia Has Ever Seen
Here are ten fine period suits for every one you
will find elsewhere. Some of these are at half price,
others are reduced perhaps only 10 per cent.
There are fifty of the prettiest Period Dining
Room Suits from one maker we have ever had, and
every one is at half.
About 1000 pieces of Mission Furniture from the
Stickley Shops (and there is more coming) are here
at less than their well-known value.
On one corner of the Sixth Floor we have more
moderately priced bureaus and chiffoniers and toilet
tables of excellent construction than you will find in
any three other stocks.
There isn't any furniture worth owning while
this, the best-made furniture in the world, is here
in a variety and completeness of assortment never
known before and at prices that couldn't be lower
unless something were left out of the goods, and for
that we would not stand.
Monday starts the real buying.
(Fifth and Sixth Floors)
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