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are again interestingly in evidence in the volume Even before man is reached in the chain of life, containing four stories of personal experiences in death is established as an indispensable corollary Indian Warfare and in the Civil War, and entitled and condition of advancement. Educableness, then, “Thrilling Days in Army Life" (Harper). The is the differentiating quality of the organic indititles are : “ A Frontier Fight”; “An Apache vidual. And death is due, not merely to the process Raid "; Sheridan's Ride"; "The Closing Scene of natural selection, the survival of the fittest, at Appomattox Court-House.” The title of the but also to the sacrifice needed for the due develbook does not belie the contents. The stories are opment of the oncoming race. Though the indi- .
thrilling” enough, and they are the better for be- viduality of eacb man amounts to isolation, it is ing so modestly and directly told. The book has only in mankind that the power of sympathy reaches the sharp literalism of the account of an eye- its height. Sympathy finds expression in language, witness ; and its quality is not impaired by any and otherwise, and is prompted by natural and straining at rhetorical effect. Mr. Zogbaum's pic- tribal affection, the religious motive, property, and tures are decidedly good in their way, and there especially by social institutions. It is in sympathetic are sixteen of them.
outgoing to the needs of his kind that man best No one is familiar with the history conquers the fear of death. Professor Shaler has Memories of the Tennysons.
made several suggestive departures from the strict of the Tennyson family, or, more specifically, with the “Memoirs”
scope of his field. War, he says, is waste of the prepared by the second Lord Tennyson, without
young life, that, reared at great cost, is not allowed being aware of the intimacy between that distin
to perfect its contribution to the good of the whole.
Old guished group and the family of the Reverend H. age should be secured to larger number, and in D. Rawnsley. “Memories of the Tennysong"
modern society can be utilized for the general profit (Macmillan), from the hand of the honorary Canon
as never before. Immortality is not denied by the of Carlisle, will therefore be welcomed as tending
discoveries of latter-day science, while there are to cast new light on the individualities of the most
certain observed facts that tally with belief in a
life beyond death. As a whole, this book is the distinguished band of brothers in English literature. The chief concern of the author is, of course, with
result of such observation, experience, and wisdom Alfred Tennyson, and many interesting anecdotes
as a young man could not have had. Its pages are are given, none of them disclosing any unsuspected
frequently illuminating outside the line of their traits of a man so fully contemporaneous and so
direct discussion. The open mind and the reverfortunate in his biographies, yet all rounding out
ence of the writer are everywhere evident. As a toward completeness our knowledge of that com
single word of blame amidst the praise - there is manding personality. The incidents are set forth
room in a second edition for the correction of nuwith great good nature and entire frankness, in
merous small errors, due to imperfect proof-reading. cluding some corrections of Mr. Rawnsley's speech
Professor Frank J. Goodnow is a proby the Laureate, as when he insisted upon the A philosophy
lific writer, as well as a logical and pronunciation of "knowledge” with the “O” as in
forcible one. His magnum opus on “ know"
an eccentricity of speech due, like many “Comparative Administrative Law,” published in others, to his northern English origin. A chapter 1893, was soon followed by his “Municipal Home not less interesting than the others is devoted to Rule” and “Municipal Problems,” and to these he Charles Tennyson Turner ;. while the book is pre- has now added a work entitled “Politics and Ad. faced by a series of homely anecdotes rescued from ministration, a Study in Government” (Macmilservants and villagers who knew the Tennysons of lan). The title corresponds to the author's division old.
An interesting photograph of Alfred Tenny. of the functions of government into the political son has been reproduced for the frontispiece, and and the administrative - the expression and the the charm of the Reverend Mr. Rawnsley's style execution of the state's will - the judicial function
makes the book a contribution to literature in more being classed as a subdivision of administration. senses than one.
Like Mr. Bryce, Professor Goodnow lays much · The Individual,
Professor N. S. Shaler, as a partial stress upon extra-legal institutions, and he gives in a Study of Life result of thirty-five years of teach- an interesting way the history and philosophy of and Death." ing, has presented, in “ The Indi
such spontaneous political growths as the party, the vidual, a Study of Life and Death” (Appleton), spoils system, and the boss.
spoils system, and the boss. He advises legal recan application of the theory of evolution to some of ognition of political parties, in a way to make them the greatest concerns of mankind. A consideration and their leaders responsible to the public, and of the purely physical realm, and then of that realm finds encouragement in England's development of which contains life, shows that the organic form is responsible government and efficient administration differentiated from the inorganic by its capacity to out of corrupt bossism and a corrupt and inefficient gather and store experience. Thus each successive civil service. His other principal recommendation generation of individuals is nourished, the older is in the direction of a reasonable centralization of form, after having transmitted its garnered experi- the American administrative system, coupled with ence, disappearing to make room for the newer. an extension of the principle of self-government.
“What we need, in order to obtain harmony be- by his brute companions, when Mr. Alexander tween the locality and the state, is to grant the Graham Bell's “visible speech” would have anlocality more local legislative power than it now swered every purpose better.
Mr. Garner says of possesses, and to subject it to central administrative one of his chimpanzees (page 116) that he "80ccontrol where it is acting as the agent of the state.” ceeded in teaching him one word of human speech," The treatment Whatever store the world may set
a statement not borne out by his fuller account of
the experiment (pp. 135 et seq.). Doctor Edward and training by severe academic training, there of children.
Everett Hale provides an interesting introduction are times when the absence of it is
for the book, which is handsomely designed and refreshing. Such an instance was to be found in
illustrated. Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Gilman's “ Women and Economics," and another is now afforded by her
In the preface to his work on “ Prenewer work “Concerning Children” (Small, May- of Prehistoric historic Implements" (Robert Clarke nard & Co.). To a degree hardly known outside
Co.), Mr. Warren K. Moorehead of that remarkable family of Beechers of which warns us that his book is a reference-book for colshe is a member, Mrs. Gilman's work possesses a lectors, not a band-book for the professional archeoquality that provokes discussion. Whether her ologist. There are, he informs us, four thousand readers find themselves in complete disagreement five hundred persons in the United States who own with her and thus forced to set up a position of collections of relics containing from fifty to twentytheir own, or holding to certain of her tenets for five thousand specimens. His book aims to direct reasons the reverse of hers, there is hardly a page the efforts of these collectors to profitable ends. of her work that does not have its effect from her There is no question that its influence will be helpmanner of presentation. She announces with some- fully felt. The prehistoric relics of the United thing of the joy of the discoverer that children have States are described by geographical areas.
Some rights of all kinds which the adult is bound to re- of these are discussed by Mr. Moorehead himself, spect. She does not believe for a moment that a but nine assistants, "editors," have presented the stupid, perverse, or untrained mother is better fitted facts regarding their own local fields. This diverto bring up her own child than an intelligent, re- sity of authors has led to a fairly full — though ceptive, thoroughly disciplined instructor. She sees
treatment of hitherto somewhat neglected po spiritual or intellectual reason areas; but a well-digested, connected, and symwhy a man of the highest attainments should re- metrical presentation of the same material by one gard it as an honor to instruct youths of twenty, person would have been far more satisfactory. It when he can do a thousand times more good by is unfortunate that the illustrations are not better, teaching infants of two. She does not think women and that greater care was not taken with the word. from the lowest walks in life are the best companions ing of the text and in proof-reading. While a long for ingenuous youth in kilts; and the Southern list of errata is given in the early part of the book, contempt for the negro as an associate, with a it does not begin to give the errors; there are placid acquiescence in any negro being a good probably more unnoted errors than pages in the enough mentor for the Southern child, she regards book. The fact that Mr. Moorehead's health was 28 more than incongruous. But we cannot go further in a precarious condition during the time when the as . into the details of this wholesomely disturbing book was being prepared is some excuse for the book, which deserves to be read on its own account. unsatisfactory form in which it appears. Mr. Garner's Whatever Mr. R. L. Garner has to
The annual extra Winter Number studies anaong
say about our kinsfolk, the Quadru- drawing and of “ The Studio is this spes and monkeya. mana, is reasonably certain to be of
voted to an exposition of “Modern interest. “Apes and Monkeys, Their Life and Pen-Drawings : European and American” (John Language” (Ginn & Co.) is his most important Lane), in a handsomely printed volume issued under popular account of his recent work in searching out the editorship of Mr. Charles Holme. The text is the psychology of the brute creation nearest us in contributed by special authorities in the various development, physical and intellectual. It contains countries represented, and forms a comprehensive a brief narrative of his stay in the wilds of Africa and reliable, though necessarily brief, survey of the during his attempts to catch the speech and observe subject. But the main interest of the volume lies the manners of the manlike
forests. in the collection of illustrations, which would do The account of the words and vocal articulations credit to a much more ambitious and expensive used by these animals for the conveyance of ideas work. Every artist commented upon in the text is is, it may be presumed, to be followed by a less represented, many of the pictures having been popular and more scientifically exact work on the drawn especially for this purpose. The reproducsubject. It is to be noted with regret that Mr. tion and general arrangement of the drawings eviGarner
appears to be so unfamiliar with the study dence the same skill and taste that have made of phonetics that he has gone to the pains of in- “ The Studio” the most beautiful periodical that venting a system of notation for the sounds used we have. In the section devoted to American art
ists a number of errors in the spelling of proper
BRIEFER MENTION. names are to be found, and sometimes (as in the case of Mr. Gibson) the drawings selected are not Messrs. Small, Maynard & Co. have reprinted the always fairly representative of the artist's ability. “ Poems” of the late Philip Henry Savage, bringing But these are minor blemishes that can detract but together in a single volume the two small books publittle from one's enjoyment of the work, which is lished during the lifetime of the author, and “the
best really a remarkable one for the price.
poems found in his portfolio after bis death." The
whole collection is edited by Mr. Daniel Gregory Mason, Methods of
Mr. Frank Hendrick, Ricardo prize and embellished with a portrait of the writer. railway
fellow in Harvard University, has “ The Listening Child,” edited by Mrs. Lucy W. regulation. written a useful monograph on Thatcher, is a selection of English and American verse “ Railway Control by Commissions” (Putnam's for “the youngest readers and hearers.” It is, as “Questions of the Day” series), in which he gives fully thought out and intelligently arranged,” and pro
Colonel Higginson says in bis introductory note, “ carean account of railway regulation in France, Italy,
vides a great variety of pieces suitable to be placed in Austria, Belgium, Germany, England, and the
the hands of readers of sixteen and downwards. The United States, describing most fully the Massa- Macmillan Co. are the publishers. chusetts system, which he especially admires, and
“ Orestes A. Brownson's Latter Life," covering his concluding that the best form of control is secured
last twenty years, bas just been published by Mr. Henry by a permanent commission without power. After F. Brownson, the author. This is the third and final summarizing the proposals of various writers for volume of a biography which, although overgrown, is of solving the railway problem, the author submits as much interest to both Catholic and Protestant readers. his own solution, (1) the permission of pooling, Nothing could well be uglier than the mechanical (2) the abolition of the quasi-judicial power of the
make-up of these volumes, and it is a pity that so valuInterstate Commerce Commission, and (3) a sys
able a work should have such a handicap. tem of state commissions on the plan of the Massa
Omar und kein Ende! The last thing Omar would chusetts board, to work in cooperation with a national
seem to need is a commentary, but Mr. H. M. Batson
has thought otherwise, and has gravely explained the commission to be organized on the same basis. A
quatrains one by one. This rather thin performance is final chapter gives an account of the state purchase supplemented by a biographical study of the poet, made of railways in Switzerland.
by Mr. E. D. Ross, and a work of the most admirable
FitzGerald's text is sand.
and scholarly character. A graphic picture
In "A Captive of War" (McClure,
wiched between these two thick slices of prose, and the of life in Con- Phillips & Co.) Mr. Solon Hyde,
whole is made into a neat volume by Messrs. Putnams. federate prisons. formerly Hospital Steward of the
Dr. Edwin Herbert Lewis's “Second Manual of Seventeenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, tells the suffi
Composition,” published by the Macmillan Co., carries ciently stirring tale of his experiences in Confederate on into the work of more advanced classes the prinprisons, notably Libby, Danville, and Andersonville. ciples and the methods inculcated in the earlier volume, Mr. Hyde was captured by Forrest's cavalry a day It is a helpful and thoroughly practical treatise, inor two after the battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 19, formed by the best scholarship, and deserving of the 1863, and was finally paroled on Feb. 27, 1865,
most cordial commendation. after a variety of experiences, in prison and en
A revised edition of the standard Spanish-English route from one prison to another, that are well worth
Dictionary of Velasquez has long been needed, and has the telling. The style of the narrative is terse,
at last been produced by the Messrs. Appleton. The
editors are Messrs. Edward Gray and Juan L. Iribas. blunt, and unpolished, and there is a certain bitter
The extent of the revision may be indicated by saying ness of tone throughout born of the rankling mem
that eight thousand new titles have been added, together ory of scenes of brutality, and of ill-treatment at
with several hundred idioms. The work makes a volthe hands of ruffians of the Wirz type, whom the ume of nearly seven hundred pages of three columns war clothed with a little brief authority. That each. It will be followed in due course by a revision “ war is hell " Mr. Hyde's book graphically attests. of the English-Spanish section, and by revised editions
of the other lexicograpbical and educational books of “Old Wickford, the Venice of Amer
Velasquez. The Venice
ica," is the title of a rather attract- The National Educational Association held its meetof America.
ively made book of 240 pages, ing of last summer at Charleston, S. C., and the annual wherein Mrs. F. Burge Griswold sets forth pleas- volume of the proceedings now comes to us from the antly and intelligently, if with a somewhat exag- secretary, Mr. Irwin Shepard. As the attendance upon gerated sense of the general interest of ber theme,
the meeting fell below the figures of recent years, so the simple annals of the wave-washed village of
the volume falls considerably below the standard of
size set by its recent predecessors. But it contains over Wickford, R. I. The little volume seems in some
eight hundred pages, and proves a valuable repository sort a labor of love, and the author's manifest at
of current educational opinion. Among the more imtachment to the scenes whereof she writes imparts
portant subjects discussed are “ The Small College," a tinge of pleasing sentiment to her style. The text by Presidents Thompson and Harper; “ The Problem is printed on paper of a moderate glaze, and the of the South,” by Mr. Booker T. Washington; “ Alcohol score or so of photographic plates are acceptably Physiology,” by Dr. W.O. Atwater; and “ Educational made. (Milwaukee: Young Churchman Co.). Progress during the Year," by the late B. A. Hinsdale.
The Rowfant Club of Cleveland will begin in March NOTES.
the publication of a reprint of the famous Boston “ Elements of Spoken French,” by Mr. Maurice N. “ Dial" of 1840–44. The sixteen numbers of the origKuhn, is a recent school publication of the American inal issue will be reproduced in exact facsimile, and a Book Co.
supplementary volume containing an account of the The American Book Co. send us “Selections from publication by a competent authority, a list of the the Bible," for use in schools, as arranged by Dr. John
contributors, and an index, will be supplied. The edition G. Wright.
will be limited. “ Ivanhoe,” in two volumes, with pretty colored illus
Three recent English texts are the following: Additrations, has just been added to the Temple Classics
son's “Roger de Coverley Papers," edited by Miss for Young People."
Laura Johnson Wylie, and published by the Globe Longfellow's “Evangeline," edited by Dr. Lewis B.
School Book Co.; selections from Tennyson's “ Idylls Semple, is the latest number in the Macmillan Com
of the King,” edited by Miss Mary F. Willard, and pany's “ Pocket English Classics.”
published by the American Book Co.; and Hawthorne's A new volume by Mr. Edward Dowden, entitled
“ The Gentle Boy and Other Tales," published in the
“ Riverside Literature Series " by Messrs. Houghton, “Puritan and Anglican,” will be published this month
Mifflin & Co. by Messrs. Henry Holt & Co.
“ The Structure of the English Sentence,” by Miss Lillian G. Kimball, is a recent publication of the American Book Co. It is prepared for use in high
LIST OF NEW BOOKS. and normal schools.
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