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The mop of Joseph Conrad's Btorlcn.
hero rrprtnted, appears no an "end paper"
In his latest novel, "Victory" (Doubledny,
Pago & Co ) The numbers refer to a
Uoy printed In the left-hand corner now
occupied by the cut of the ship. The key
elaborates dctalln concerning the various
Tho upper picture of his first ship, the
A Futurist Novel
Style Is a matter of llttlo Importance
when 'a certain effect la sought. Gertrude
Stein knows this well when she merely
sketches her "Thrco Llvc-s" (John Lane,
New York). There Is a spirit In tho
method with which she tells us of the
lives of three simple souls, and by this
spirit, which comes from an instlnctlvo
feeling toward her subjects. Miss Stein
accomplishes more than sho could by
any rhetorical or academic "style." Take,
for instance, this passage:
"It was very hard for Jeff Campbell
to make ull this way of doing, right.
Inside him. If Jeff Campbell could not
b straight out, and real honest, he never
could bo very strong inside him. Now,
Melantha, with her making him feel, al
ways, how good she was and how very
much sho suffered in him, made him al
ways go so fast then, he could not be
strong then, to feel things out straight
then inside, him. Always now when he
was with her, ho was being more, than
he could already yet, be feeling for her.
Always now, with her, he had something
Inside him always holding In him, always
now, with her, ho was far ahead of his
t .-... IVwo- try to analyze this from tho point
of view of "good English" construction
f It would seem Incomprehensible. But an
alyze It from the viewpoint of effective
ness, character picturo and feeling, and
there can be no doubt of the end accom-
' pllshed. There Is a picture of an emo-
ilonal situation before us which arouses
a dcoper understanding and interest than
could be clone by the very best of con-
1 vcntlonal English.
To tho willing reader of "Three Lives"
each sketch means the acquaintance of
an Intimate life, its passions, emotions,
feelings and happenings. We go through
all the Intimacies of "Good Anna'B" soul.
Physically nnd spiritually sho stands be
fore us unmasked. We see ail her strug
gles with other humans. Her Bimpio
life passes on undramatlcally. with no
events of world-wide Importance to give
us "thrills." We pass with her thiough
the changes which life brings, and finally
It with her In the hospital in her last
Illness. And wo weep when that simple
soul is no more We have known "Good
Anna" In all her human weakness, ind
we have loved her as Miss Stein herself
loved her. .
For "Melantha" and the "Gentle Lena,
Miss Steln'B other sketches, we can say
as much. We are never burdened with
a mass of detail, but when these lives
are over as all lives must be over some
day we have learned to understand pas
sion, feelings and thoughts which vo sel
dom recognize In ourselves, much less In
We cannot read these lives without
thinking and sensitive minds. We must
study tho lines, the colors, the directions
and, above all else, the Bplrlt of the
author. The mind must be keen and
alert, For the blur which this futurist
In writing at first creates cannot be clear
ed until we are willing to bring tho
thought and Intelligence to Its Interpre
tation which we needed when examining
"The Nude Descending tho Stairs." Let
us welcome the new art, If It brings such
wealth of simplicity and effectiveness as
Wls Stein has shown In these sketches.
More Sexual Trigonometry
Anne Warwick sets a pretty problem In
Lexual trigonometry In "The Chalk Line
(John Lane Co.. N Y J. She extends the
trlangulatlon of the sex novel to a quad
rangle. At the four corners are Hilary
Comer, who has a lovely face, a wanton
heart and a fickle mood, Louis Pem
broke, who has splendid shouldero and a
face Vhtch. would be any Adonis fortune:
Nash Comer, who ll merely the husband
lp. the case, byt who seems to be one of
nature's noblemen, despite an unprepos
gessins exterior; and Doctor Brent, whose
cynicism la underlaid by a surprising
amount of seriousness, and who has had
the advantage or otherwise, of having
been a former lover of the lady before
she- put Mr. Copier's plain band of gold
on the third finger of her left hand.
Thl episode of a temperamental past
4atee back; to perfervld days In Vienna,
when she was Leschetliky'a "star" pupil,
but the novel itself has an exotic locale
In BhaPKhal. There the four angles of
thl un-Euclldean triangle work out their
proposition, with much conflict Pf mo
tive, many a passionate emotion, great
, travail o( eimn. (ur mwo m omuruna a
ikpartmepta the quartet is quarantined;
-ihiiinU Hilary held on the verge of an
ejvpvmen. rcm uiiu vomer, wno naa
entered for various reasons necessary to
tlia construction of the story and tha nro-
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OtUKO, of which he wus skipper flom M
to Mi, Is mudo from a di awing by O. F.
V. Hope, an old sea friend of tho novel
ist The drawing was made arcoidlng to
a minute description given bj Conrad.
Jlr Hope tells that In the early days of
his friendship with Conrad he received
many vIsltR at his home from the author,
at which times Conrad used to read por-
vislon of a problem, victims of the block
ade Imposed because a Chinese pcrvnnt
had accommodatingly gone down with
cholera and risked his life that there
might be a story.
Here again the old Greek geometer
comes In, for tho chalk line Is tho longest
distance between a safe getaway and a
yellow sign on the bungalow door. And
In tho bungalow are the parties of the
four parts, facing a literal chalk line a
well as conscious of the flguialUo one of
Miss Warwick has given a clever
demonstration of her power of plot con
trivance and disentanglement of a com
plicated "situation"; she h.is written
fcrvldb. oven fiercely, with driving pas
sion about her unlovely personages, of
whom only the Injured husband emerges
with nny dlgnltv; given hei factitious
premises alio has written convincingly;
but her book Is unpleasant, unwholesome.
About Fathers and Mothers
Felix says If there are so many wise
books about the child there ought to be
at least one about fathers and mothers,
and so "Felix Tells It." Lucy Pratt, au
thor of "nzeklel," has arranged "Felix
Tells It" (D. Appleton & Co.) Into a dozen
simple yet rather startling Incidents, told
by a grave ten-year-old boy, who deter
mines to tell things about fathers and
mothers that are really true. With no
attempt to analjze or philosophize. Felix
points out .ome sorry parental faults by
slmpl telling of things that 1 rally hnp
pen. Misunderstanding parents who bruise
their children's souls by rushing into
dreams and fancies and little hopes with
suspicious feet aro clearly depicted.
And there Is an Innocent broadside fling
at those confusing unjust futhcia and
mothers who criticise and scold and com
mand out of sheer Iirltnhlenesa and for
no reason that their children can under
stand. Felix has a sly thot for his father's
vanities and his mother's Inconsistencies;
a shot that might well go homo In many
a parental breast.
Several of his chapters are pathetic,
and one or two of them are droll. The
Mother of the Big Family Is n lovely
touch, and Peaty, a heroic llttlo ragamuf
fin, gives the little boy's tale a sturdy
The childish dignity of stylo In "Felix
Tells It" is uninuo nnd appealing, though
ir Is Fomctlmes a bit labored, and the
repetitions might become tiresome were
It not for the persistent truth and pur
pose of tho child's motive.
To the man and woman with healthy
Ideals, the old-time religion's conception
of heaven as a city paved with pearl and
people with angels twanging harps Is
more tiresome than alluring. Conlngsby
Dawson, who emerged from comparative
obscurity with "The Garden Without
Walls" not long ago, offers those who
detest harps and had rather tread grass
than pearl, a charming paradise, o lovely
broad, green country, for their heaven, In
hlB little book, "The Unknown Country
(Hearst's International Library Com
pany). There Is an unusunl ethereal tone In
the whole story. The love element Is
built upon the lave of a man for his lit
tle sister. The girl Is misty, unreal, and
the man tells of their sacred beautiful
dayB together as though he had dreamed
them. When the girl goes away from
him Into the Unknown Country, she
seems to take her brother's spirit with
her. and presently he Is permitted to
follow her, to spend one day there, one
day in the Unknown Country, where he
discovers a beautiful secret: that "when
men's bodies go to sleep, their souls
cross the border to the Unknown Coun
try, and recover all they have lost, and
gain all they have hoped for that Is
The little book has been written care
fully and with conscious delicacy. It Is
The Little Mother Who
Qirc nr "One of tha most exquisite
Qua ui 0f tributes to motherhood
TTnirif which every mother
jiuiui, an(j eVery mother's son
nw.t should read." Botton
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pleting ("Almayer's Folly"). "Lord Jim"
wa dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Hope. The
Otafto In In all probability the boat that
llRtires In "Vhe Secret Sharer," a tnle In
" 'Twlxt Land and Sea," as It will bo
recnlled that tho story deals with tho
hii7nrdons navigating of n captain In his
less than a half hour's reading, but Its
pretty picturo 13 of a lasting hope.
Allan Quatermain Again
Some pages from the mid-career of
Allan Quartermaln, Macumozahn. the
Gnat Hunter, are recorded In the exciting
narrative, called by 11. Hlder Haguird
"Allan and the Holy Flower" (Longmnns,
Green & Co., New York). On ovcry
page Is nn adventure. In every adventuro
Sir Illder has not been Bparlng of Im
agination In this latest recounting of the
richly nnd rcpletoly romantic experiences
of his famous hero. Incident is piled on
Incident, glowing description outvies de
scription, plausible detail buttresses Im
probable event. Indeed, In tho engrossed
attention gained by tho striking Initial
episodes and retained by the adventurous
sweep of their development credibility Is
lost sight of-or, expressing It In another
wnv. tho story seems real, thanks to tho
peculiar traits of narration familiar to
readers of "She." "King Solomon s
Mines" nnd tho long list of Quartermaln
books, ending last year with "Marie,"
which, curiously enough, had tn deal with
the beginning of Mncumazahn's career.
Llttlo actualizing Items of detail, obvious
surety In matters of local color, unex
pectedly apt characterizing touches, the
quaint delicious philosophy of men of
nctibn. these aio the tricks which make
the latest Quartermaln novel, like Its
predecessors, verv real; these and tho
fact that pervasive of all Is a personality
of that of the Great Hunter himself
In this book nrp woven the quest of
nn English orchldlst for a wonderful
cynrlpedlum worshiped bv an African
tribe nnd the patient search of nn Ameri
can clergyman for his wife and child,
torn from their mission home by Arab
slave traders a core of years before.
As the mlssloner's wife In that period
had become high priestess of the Holy
Floor, tho Interweaving motifs and nctlon
of a good plot are npparent. It Is de
veloped with all the nuthor's Ingenuity ;
Indeed, In few other of tno romances Is
Allan sifted with such resource Of
course, too. there Is a climatic grand
fight, but In none other Is there a braver
battle than that against the Arab horde
at the gate of the capital of Pongo
land. It loses nothing b comparison
with the great claBh of tho Impls In
"King Solomon's Mines." or tho wonder
ful light on tho stairs at Zuwendls, where
Allan'B career ended.
The Success of Failure
That success Is not always to be meas
ured In figures of Dun or Bradstreet and
that what In terms of tbe business and
social worlds Is called falluro really suc
ceeds nt times, if. out of Its trials, tolls
and tribulations, has been developed a
livable philosophy, is the gospel preached
In half a dozen .optimistic chapters by
the author of "Getting a False Start"
Team Play in Detail
By W. J. Clarke, Head Coach
of tho Princeton 'Varsity
Baseball Team, and Fredrick
T, Dawson, Captain of the
Princeton Baseball Team 1911.
Charles Scribners Sons
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(Mncmlllnn, New York), The book Is
anonymous, but (unless, as nt times
seems credible. Its hero Is a composite)
through certain obfuscating details In
tended to confuse the literary Sherlocklan,
who lias run down clues of actual ex
periences set forth by the narrator, his
Identity Is obvious. Tho singular frank
ness and searohlng self-analysis In his
confessions timke his reticence under
standable and to bo respected. Hereditary
handicaps, business flashes-ln-the-pan, fu,
tile experiences, are revealed. Three
false stnrts brought him two-thirds
through life before ho "arrived," as a
popular novelist, to the dignity of n bank
account, an Insurance policy and a few
other outward manifestations of p.os
perlty. This Is not ono of tho prevalent "glud"
books. The author Is no copybook moral
Izer Hut It Is a helpful book because the
author Is thoroughly human, very aver
age and Intonsely enrnest In his desire
to encourage that very large class of men
who are affected with tho melancholy of
middle age, and who, thinking the sands
of their possibilities have run out, sink
Into passivity Instead of matntanlng a
"Are We Ready?"
H. D. Wheeler an author of "Are We
Iledy?" (Houghton Mifflin Company,
Boston) harbors no Illusions as to tha Im
munity of tho United States from attnek
by a powerful foreign adversary, nor does
ho mince words In warning tho country
of Its alarming state of unprcparedness
for such a catastrophe.
With n swift pen ho pictures the dis
aster of a great war; the defeat of tho
American fleet, landing of troops on
American soil, confusion nnd panic In
our Inadequate system of defense, defeat
of our meaRre army, nnd tho Inevitable
capture of New York city.
But "Aro Wo Beady?" offers much more
than mere supposition, for the author
Is convincing when ho discusses the rea
sons for our Inferior position ns a mili
tary and a nnval power Ho ahows a
thorough understanding of the political
nnpects of the situation, and tho fact that
his views are Indorsed by lending army
experts leaves no reason to doubt tint
they are tho right ones.
Mr. Wheeler's style la tcrso nnd vigor
ously direct nnd his word pictures vivid
"Ate Wo Heady?" Ib a. bitter doso for
American readers, but ono calculated to
euro their dangerous complacency.
The German Army's
War Rule Textbook
Every student of tho European war
nlrendy convinced In his own mind that
the Geiman army hn deliberately car
ried out a military policy of "frightful
neBs," will find his vlcwa fully confirmed
In the pages of "The War Book of tho
German Staff" (McHrlde, Nnst Co., New
York), which has been translated from
the German by Prof. J 11 Morgan, an
isngilsh writer, who also critically dis
cusses this set of military regulations On
tho other hand, every other student of
tho war. who Is convinced In his own mind
that the German army has been s-adly
maligned, will find In the volume con
llrmutlon of his belief. It all depends
upon the point of view. In other words,
the book proves anything or It proves
nothing. To the English author tho col
lated war rules of the German atnft offer
conlnclng evidence that tho charges of
brutality nnd lawlessness mndo against
the Invaders of Belgium and Franco aro
absolutely true Hut It's Just ns easy
to believe that the German staff hn's
followed, in the main, the generally ac
cepted rules of war. and linn shown no
Intention of violating elthoi the spirit
or the letter of tho.se rules. The publica
tion, therefore, while interesting. Is by no
means ro Important a contribution to tho
literature of the war as tho translator
seems to believe.
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Another diarist comes to
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document of conversations
with the War Lord in the
critical days preceding the
Here you get the inside
story of Pennsylvania's
legislative pickling vat:
Senator Snyder's famous
committees and sessions
where vital measures are
buried beyond resurrec
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German submarines and
torpedo boats; land forces;
prominent persons in the
day's news; noted artists;
well-arranged porches and
a group of stage stars
make up an Intaglio of
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All in the
War Politics and
"What is the Chance for
Electing a Republican President
next year?" A big man ana
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really big story of a great party
movement to restore the G. O. P,
to power. Of interest to Dem-,
ocrats as well as Republicans.
"Sister Julie." Until now
America has had meager details
about the famous nun who was ;
honored with the jeweled cross '
of the Legion of Honor. Sun
day's Public Ledger gives the ,
official facts of how Sister Julie
awed an entire German army at
Gerbeviller and saved valuable .
church property from ruin.
20 Years a City
John M. Walton holds this
uniquely long record as an
elective county officer. So
well has he labored that
over thirty other cities em
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Great War Will
A stirring contribution from the pen of that
famous novelist Amelia E. Barr, mother of 15
children, author of 65 books, age 85 ! The writer
sees a wonderful uplift for the women of the world
as a result of this war. She points out that the
great work of re-creating the depleted nations will
keep women-folks from idleness and enlarge their
fields of usefulness.
Have you wondered how
various bills favorable to
certain interests "get by"?
This article gives you an
insight into the ways and
means and the men behind
in Sports Magazine
Baseball dominates, of course, with live accounts
of players and outlook for both of the home teams.
Rowing, too, has its share as spring races
approach. A page for lovers of checkers and
chess, with interesting problems planned by puzzle
Two full pages of society
news. A bright letter from
Peggy Shippcn, as usual.
Several pages of excep
tional value to the house
wife, now that Spring
clean-up time is at hand.
New style notes, of course,
and other good things.
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