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material l” said the padre, as he mopped “Take care, Captain! Don't abandon his face. “These abominable houses of those embers. See that the watchmen bamboo and dry leaves! We only saved don't fall asleep, and that the poor famiourselves, as the sailors say, on a plank." lies are lodged I"
“ Rather on a cane, Father,” I said. Six thousand inhabitants ; and among
Long after I had turned into my hard them all but one arm, one heart, and one bed that night, I heard the friar crying soul—the soul, the heart, and the arm of from the window :
Books of the Week This report of current literature is supplemented by fuller reviews of such books as in the judgment of the editors are of special importance to our readers. The absence of comment in this department in many cases indicates that extended review will be made at a later date. Any of these books will be sent by the publishers of The Outlook, postpaid, to any address on receipt of the published price. An Eventful Night. By Clara Parker. Double lem of “the union of natures" in Christ as day & McClure Co., New York. 4%*6% in. 152 anything but obsolete. Mr. Griffith-Jones is
a writer of the liberal-orthodox school. He A farcical little comedy of errors—too much of the knock-down-and-drag-out style of bur. theology in his conceptions of inspiration,
has worked well away from the traditional lesque to be as funny as is intended.
atonement, and future retribution. His book Ascent Through Christ, The. By E. Griffith
takes a high rank in the literature of that Jones, B.A. James Pott & Co., New York. 5%88% school. It has a special interest of an autoin. 469 pages. $2.50.
biographical kind, as exhibiting the process The main effort of this work, in which the of thought by which, amid serious intellectual results of copious reading are digested by care. difficulties, “the strenuous quest for a rehabilful thinking, is to harmonize the theological itated faith” won for him" an ampler and doctrine of the fall of man with evolutionary clearer outlook on both faith and life.” anthropology. As a pioneering." attempt to deal with the question of the Fall per se in its Autobiography of a Quack. By S. Weir Mitch
ell, M.D. (Illustrated.) The Century Co. New critical, psychological, and anthropological as- York. 414x7 in. 149 pages. $1.25. pects," it is a work of some importance. To One almost regrets that Dr. Mitchell did not modern criticism the author wisely makes this work out the idea of this book more fully. necessary concession as to the narratives in the baseness, shiftiness, and consciencelessGenesis, that an inspired history means “a ness of an out-and-out quack and medical story of events from a spiritual point of view," swindler offer countless opportunities for a not "an infallible account of facts in their man of Dr. Mitchell's special knowledge to bare reality." He is quite right in holding weave into a drama of human passion and what the records of degeneration prove-that psychological problem. This brief novel exthere is no inherent improbability
for the evo- cites interest and arouses feeling in a note lutionist in the notion of a fall. But a fallacy worthy way. Its value and exactness as a creeps in with the capitalizing of this word as study of depravity is great, and as a bit of a “Fall.” The sin in Eden opened the door literary work it is thoroughly artistic. A cufor similar yieldings to temptation by the rious little semi-medical tale, “ The Case of whole race," and then and there a “moral poi- George Dedlow,” fills out the volume. son" mingled with the springs of human life. It is impossible to reconcile this idea of a cor
Bewitched Fiddle, The, and Other Irish Tales.
By Seumas Mac Manus. Doubleday & McClure Com porate as distinct from an individual fall either New York. 4x6 in. 240 pages. 75c. with Genesis itself or with anthropology, the Two of these Irish tales originally appeared man of Eden certainly not being the ancestor in The Outlook. All are rich in racy Irish of all races. The remainder of the volume humor or pathos, and all indicate that the treats of the Incarnation, including the atone- author has a warm heart for the kindly traits ment, and the Resurrection, including the doc- of his countrymen and for their genial folktrine of the future life, from the evolutionary lore. point of view. The author's treatment is ad- Boys and Men. By Richard Holbrook. Charles mirable at many points, but it is hardly satis
Scribner's Sons, New York 5x7'4 in. 417 pages. factory to a consistent evolutionist to represent $1.25. the incarnation of the life of God in the world This is one of the best books in this series of as an isolated event occurring at the Christian stories of college life. The Yale undergradu. era, rather than as the greatest of many incar- ate atmosphere is fairly well reproduced; and nations manifest in a historical process that college fun, college politics, college love-mak is coeval with the existence of life on the earth. ing, and college ambitions are presented with Nor does the evolutionary conception of the a good deal of spirit and faithfulness. Old unity of life, both in its finite streams and its graduates will be amused at the evident infinite fount, permit one to regard the prob- continual recurrence in these later days of precisely the types of college characters that public, and now has been minutely revised and prevailed in their own time-such, for instance, considerably increased. It remains a thorough as Budson, the cheeky, self-important, self- and satisfactory aid in what the author originalprotuberant person, withal having a good ly described as “aptness and variety of phrase heart and a generous spirit, the kind of man ology.” Professor Seeley rightly says, “The who is chaffed by everybody and by every- exertion of clothing a thought in a completely body tolerated and even mildly liked. The new set of words increases both clearness of book may be criticised as not adequately thought and mastery over words.” In this showing the more serious side of college life, mental exercise as well as in the practical but, after all, it is a story and not a treatise. work of composition, such a compendium of Charlemagne (Charles the Great). By H. W. synonyms is a constant and indeed all but
Cariess Davis, M.A. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New indispensable assistant.
Easter Visions: Selections from the Writings An addition to the long list of books belong.
of Rev. Charles A. Savage. By M. F. S. E. P. ing to “The Heroes of the Nations” series. Dutton & Co., New York. 43.7 in. 129 pages. $1. The author chiefly devotes himself to bringing Enoch Willoughby. By James A. Wickerout the character of the first and greatest
sham. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 5x716 Western Emperor as it affected the political, in. 356 pages. $1.50. institutional, and social development of his This is a series of chapters in the life of a time. As a historical narrative also the book, family reputed “queer," and certainly peculiar though somewhat over-compressed, is reason people, who oscillate between Quakerism and ably full and satisfactory. The pictures of Spiritualism, and finally become Spiritualists. mediæval times, manners, and people are par-li is merely a narrative, but rather interesting, ticularly good. Some space is given to the the design of which seems to be an exhibition literary outgrowth of the day. The illustra- of the affinities between Quakerism and Spirtion is varied and artistically reproduced and itualism, despite a strongly marked antipathy printed.
on the Quaker side. Enoch is a strong and Deacon Bradbury. By Edwin Asa Dix. The saintly character, and his sister-in-law, Lyddie, Century Co., New York. 5x714 in. 288 pages. $1.50.
is pre-eminently such. The writer's sympathies This is a strongly written story of New Eng- end. The substratum of the book seems to
with Spiritualism are strongly avowed at the land folk, the central interest of which is in a family tragedy involving character rather than
be its implicit continuous protest against the fortune or life. Outwardly the sky clears at
common error of misjudging an individual last, but the eclipse of faith in God that is
because of the ill repute attached to the sect brought on by cruel trial does not pass off.
or party with which he is popularly classed. For the sufferer under this eclipse the unlike- Kate Wetherill. By Jennette Lee. The liest subject is selected-a veteran deacon of
Century Co., New York. 42x7 in. 199 pages. $1.25. Puritan ancestry. This being so, the moral An undertone of pathos underlies this “comeffect of the story might have been bettered edy," and at the end prevails. The characters by bringing him out of it by more convincing
are true to life, and the author conveys a genreasonings than those that are tried in vain.
uine reflection of the sorrow and weariness of The individuality of the principal characters is constant petty trials, as well as of serious well maintained with close fidelity to the Ver troubles. The author follows Dante's trifold mont type, though the technique in a point of division of the “Commedia” in her subCongregational church procedure is rather divisions. inaccurate. The story runs on with unfailing Kela Bai. By Charles Johnston. Doubreday interest to its dénouement in the discovery & McClure Co., New York. 4X694 in. 106 pages. sl. that the mother's heart is wiser than the This reminds one of Mr. Kipling's “Plain father's head. But in the fainily crisis the Tales from the Hills,” but it is told with deacon's son, the cause of all the misery, is a greater refinement and delicacy of style than psychological freak, and unaccountable on any most of Mr. Kipling's Indian tales, if with a known principles, ordinary or extraordinary. little less vigor. Decidedly in Mr. Johnston Debts of Honor. By Maurus Jokai. Double character, and one who writes with evident
we have a new imaginative interpreter of native day & McClure Co., New York. 434x7°/4 in. 417 pages. $1.25.
intimate knowledge as well as with literary A welcome addition to the list of authorized skill. The titular heroine is an Indian woman translations issued by this firm of the stories of a shameful profession, and there are those written by the marvelously versatile and al.
to whom this fact will make the book one to ways vivacious Hungarian novelist, dramatist, be avoided ; in a large sense we do not find it poet
, and politician. This romance is full of offensive or of ill intention. incident and the contrast between gypsy and Modern Spain, 1788–1898. By Martin A. S. robber life on the one side, and Hungarian Hume. (Illustrated.) G. P. Putnam's Sons, New higher-class manners on the other, gives the
York. 5x7/2 in. 574 pages. $1.50. Invention and imagination No more valuable volume has been published make this one of the best of Jokai's hundred in the extremely valuable “Story of the tales.
Nations" series. The author, as editor of Dictionary of English Synonymes. By Richard
“The Calendars of Spanish State Papers” in Soule. New Edition, Revised and Enlarged by
the British Public Office, has had a fine train. George 11. Howieson, LL.D. Little, Brown & Co ing in the historical material which he has here Boston. 51.4844 in. 488 pages.
worked into a vivid and readable narrative. This work has been twenty years before the He also, as he tells us in his introduction, has
witnessed many of the stirring scenes recountedPost-Millennial Advent, The. By the Rev. from the revolution of 1868 up to the death of Alexander Hardie. (Second Edition.) Eaton &
Mains, New York 24x3 in. 74 pages. 25c. Alphonso XII., and for a much longer period than ihat included between these events has Problems in Ethics. By John Steinfort Kedstudied closely contemporaneous Spanish his- ney. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 5x7% in
252 pages. $1.50 tory in all its incidents. His style is easy and pleasant, and his sense of historic perspective Psychiasis: Healing through the Soul. By just. We know of no other book which gives Charles H. Mann. Massachusetts New Charch
Union, Boston. 445x7 in. 158 pages. 356 with anything like the adequateness and completeness here found the history of the political Railway Control by Commissions. By Frank struggles and the innumerable ministerial
Hendrick. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York (Ques crises which unhappy. Spain has undergone. This volume is not strongly or even clearly
tions of the Day Series.) 5x74 in. 161 pages.sl. The narrative ends with the close of the war between Spain and the United States, and the mation respecting the State control of railways
written, but contains much serviceable inforauthor expresses a hope that as “Spain's in various European countries, and also in the greatness and Spain's ultimate misery arose
United States. The author reaches the confrom the same cause, namely, the extension of clusion that the methods followed by the her interests and dominions beyond the power Massachusetts Railway Commission are the of control possessed by her own nation,” so it best that can be pursued. Unfortunately for may prove that the loss of those possessions him, his volume is published the very month may be to her a blessing in disguise, and end
in which the Massachusetts Commission report the long tale of her tribulations.
that local freight rates average forty per cent. Management and Diseases of the Dog. By less than the published tariffs, and the attorney
John Woodroffe Hill. (Illustrated.) The Macmillan of the Boston and Albany acknowledges that to., New York. (Fifth Edition.) 594x894 in. 531
“no shipper knows what rate his rival is getpages. $3.50. This is the fifth edition of a book which is ting." The author's praise of the Massachuwell known to all dog-lovers as the standard setts system seems belated, for the people of work on canine pathology and surgery. It is Massachusetts do not share his contentment exhaustively thorough and complete in its
with present conditions. treatment of the subject, and is illustrated by Sailing Alone Around the World. By Captain many cuts.
Joshua Slocum. (Illustrated.) The Century Co,
New York. 5x8 in. 294 pages. $2 New Race Diplomatist, A. By Jennie Bullard
Captain Slocum is a man of shrewd native Waterbury. (Illustrated ) J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia. 434x7 in. 367 pages. * $1.50.
wit, and has an individual and racy style. He This is a somewhat high-colored and high- tells us that his father was the sort of man pitched story of action in France and America. who, if wrecked on a desert island, would find Although it is sometimes over-written and his way home if he had a jackknife and could overwrought, the author must be credited
find a tree. “Like father, like son"_Captain with decided fertility of invention; and the Joshua knows how to build a boat and how to story.interest of the book is considerable.
sail one, and his story of the voyage of the Pen Drawing. By Charles D. Maginnis. (11- who is handy with tools, knows navigation,
Spray shows what can be done by one man lustrated.) The 'Bates & Guild Co., New York, 5x71%, in.' 121 pages.
and is not afraid. There are many pictures. A capital idea, this—that of instructing the St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans. By Charles young artist in questions of style, values, tech- Gore, M.A., D.D. Vol. II. Charles Scribner's Sons, nique, decorative effects, and other points in
New York. 4%7% in. $1.50. pen drawing by referring directly to many re
The portion of the Epistle which Canon Gore produced drawings by Pennell, Gibson, Rail. expounds in this volume is freed by his treatton, Vierge, Raven Hill, and other masters of ment of it from the repellent aspect which it black and white. These drawings are used
wears in some minds.““ The recognition of with great skill and intelligence to illustrate
the fact that God works universal ends through one by one the exact points under discussion.
selected races and individuals is robbed of all Personal Religious Life in the Ministry and in elect, or to hopelessness and a sense of injus
that ministers to pride and narrowness in the Ministering Women. By F. D. Huntington, S.T.D., LL.N., L.H.D. Thomas Whittaker, New York.
tice in the rest." To us Canon Gore is more 5x71% in. 212 pages. 75c.
successful as an expositor than as a critic. He The six addresses presented under this title attaches “ no doubt” to the authorized version are of the heart-searching kind. Laying bare of Romans ix., 5, notwithstanding the margiunconscious faults and exposing subtle temp
nal readings of the Revision. And it is ex: tations, they are helpful to self-knowledge, as tremely venturesome to attach to the word stimulants to self-recollection and self-exami- "faith” the sense of “creed " in such passages nation. The Church's need, says the Bishop,
as Galatians i., 23, and Ephesians iv., 5. is a clergy who have renounced self in the three forms of self-indulgence, self-will, and
Slave, The. By Robert Hichens. Herbert
S. Stone & Co., New York, 4%x7% in. 463 pages. self-promotion. Upon“ an apostleship to in- $1.50. telligence and property," a "mission to the This does not seem to us a wholesome or an rich," as an overlooked part of woman's work inspiring story; that it is clever in certain in the Church, he lays an emphasis which ways cannot be denied. Mr. Hichens has recalls the saying of Dr. Nettleton, the revival much aptitude in fashioning a phrase which preache: seventy years ago, about “ the neg. describes a character or epigrammatically sets
off a satirical remark. He has, too, an intimate
knowledge of London social life, although workers, who will, we believe, receive and use the reader may complain that he shows too the suggestion with appreciative satisfaction. much of the fast and dissolute side of that life, It should be added that these lessons are and not enough of the kind and generous ele based on the simple truths of the four Gospels
, ment which may be found there as elsewhere. and so are entirely undenominational, and are Here, as in other of his books, he indulges his written with a charity and simplicity of spirit fancy for semi-intelligible mysticism-almost which will appeal to children. diabolism—and this part of the book contrasts War in South Africa, The. By J. A. Hobson. oddly with the realism of his descriptions of The Macmillan Co., New York. 512x9 in. 324 pages. modern life. The atmosphere of the whole is $2 morbid, and, despite frequent flashes of wit
, This is a book that deserves respectful conone rises from reading the novel dispirited. sideration even from those who, like The Smith College Stories. By Josephine Dodge
Outlook, do not agree with its conclusions. Daskam. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York sx7% well-known political economist of the modern
It merits respect, first, because its author, a These stories are in a lighter vein than their humanitarian schcol, is an authority on politpredecessor, “ Across the Campus," and pre
ico-social subjects, and has made a careful sent the mirthful aspect of things, when col- study on the ground of the racial conflict in lege girls are off duty and free for amusement. South Africa; and, second, because of the Their prevailing tone is that of jollity, with spirit of fairness which pervades his work of here and there a serious or pathetic strain. observation and his judicial balancing of evi. The writer's style is brisk and sparkling, cham- dence. Mr. Hobson, while he sorrowfully pagny, if we may coin the word, and she is believes his country to be in the wrong, neither sure of readers in all the colleges of either sex
eulogizes the Boers as a body of stainless, and both. We anticipate that such books, and prayerful Christian patriots, nor condemns similar ones from Harvard, Yale, and others, the English as a band of selfish, brutal landwill by and by tempt some psychologist to a grabbers. His general attitude seems to be fresh special study of the typical characteristics that there are definite grievances on both of the sexes in a comparative view. We doubt sides, which, however, might well have been if the peculiar altruism exhibited in Miss Das- allowed to settle themselves by the fight of kam's story of “A Case of Interference” time and the peaceful processes of political be paralleled except in a woman's college.
education and assimilation. The volume is
not only useful, it is very readable. Such an The Perry Pictures Lesson System for the
anecdote as the following will interest AmeriSunday-School. By the Rev. Edgar Gardner Murphy. The Perry Pictures Company, Malden,
can readers, and remind them of conditions Mass. Two Portfolios: Portfolio A, 52 lessons, $1; prevailing in communities somewhat nearer Porttolio B, 12 lessons, 30 cents.
home than South Africa: “ There was a wide The Rev. Edgar Gardner Murphy, rector of prevalence of pernicious bribery, which conSt. John's Church, Montgomery, Ala., has sisted in paying inspectors to neglect their devised an admirable use of the widely known duty, or to wink at breaches of the law. Here “Perry Pictures" for Sunday-schools--a use is an instance given me first hand by a mine which may be best described in his own manager. When the boiler inspector comes words:
round, this man says he hands him a £10 note One Sunday of each month, in our Sunday school, is in order to save trouble. The inspector takes called “The Rector's Sunday.". On that Sunday, I go into my school eight minutes before the close of the
it and does not stay to examine the boilers. session. I come prepared to talk tor five minutes on a
• But why do you pay him this money?" said particular topic, and am provided with a picture (on the I; 'surely your boilers will stand inspection?" basis of one copy to each member of the school) appro * Yes, the boilers are all right,' he replied, 'but priate to that topic. All of the pictures (for that Sunday) are alike, and each scholar and officer of the school is to
if he didn't get the money he would quite unbe given one of them. Before I begin to talk, I see that necessarily have every fire out for the day in the pictures are divided among the teachers, each teacher having enough for his or her own class. Then I speak to
order to inspect, and that would cost us nearer them as pointedly and as vividly as possible for just five £1,000 than £10.!” Thus it seems that some minutes on the one aspect of the one subject which I of the corruption in South Africa is not merely have in mind. For example, I may take the subject of Boer corruption, but Anglo-Boer corruption ! Christ the Teacher (beautifully illustrated by Zimmermann's, Christ and the Fishers."), and, if so, I tell them Woodworking for Beginners. By Charles G. some of the beautiful sayings of Jesus, showing them as Wheeler, B.S. (Illustrated.) G. P. Putnam's Sons, quickly and as distinctly as I can how wisely, how lov- New York. 51/4071/4 in. 551 pages. $3.50. ingly, how firmly, how tenderly, how patiently, he was the Teacher of the heart. Then I ask that the pictures,
No more agreeable occupation for unemployed instantly but carefully, shall be given to the scholars;
hours exists for those who have some capacity and the school is dismissed. This talk and this use of in handling tools than wood-working in its the picture on the Rector's Sunday have no necessary connection with the regular lesson of the school. My many forms. There has long been need of work is not a substitute for anything in the usual course. just such a practical, clearly written, and easily It is supplementary.
understood book of instruction as Mr. Wheeler Mr. Murphy has prepared two courses of has here supplied. The many cuts bring out "lesson talks” and pictures, one containing clearly to the eye precisely what the author twelve and the other fifty-two subjects, which describes. The work is an excellent one to have been issued in convenient portfolios by put in the hands of boys who will eagerly the publishers, and may be used, not only in study and apply its instructions. It will tell the school, but in the home. They form a them what tools are, and how to use them ; fresh and original kind of lesson help which how to handle raw material, and, from point we do not hesitate to commend warmly to to point, how to make articles of furniture, the attention of progressive Sunday-school boxes, boats, and even small houses.