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the precocity which they learn in their plastic state stiff ens into boorishness later on. There is need of a nobler purpose among men; the worship of Mammon breeds nothing beautiful; men now "have no large national or religious interest to give them size and demeanor."
Julian Hawthorne arraigns Delsartism for its artificialities and wearisome tricks. He considers that the system is altogether false to nature, for the reason that it leaves out of all consideration varying individualities. Doubtless there is a bodily and vocal expression for every emotion, but this expression is not the same in any two people, nor even at two consecutive times in the same person. If one has heard Artemus Ward deliver his lecture or Tennyson read - Maude" one will want no more Delsartism. Mr. Hawthorne considers Sidney Woollett the ideal professional reciter, or interpreter, as the writer prefers to call him. Woollett loses himself in his art, and when he recites a master-poem the hearer thinks not how beautifully it was done, but how beautiful it was.
The number contains a brief sketch and very handsome portrait of Agnes Huntington, now famous as Paul Jones and Captain Thérèse.
The novelette of the number is “ The Passing of Major Kilgore,” by Young E. Allison.
THE CATHOLIC WORLD.
T cover a “Columbus Number.” The key-note of the attitude toward Christopher is sounded very decidedly in the opening contribution, an elaborate description in blank verse of “ Columbus and the Sea-Portent." Roselly de Lorgnes himself would not be ashamed of it. The other Columbus contributions concern his birthplace, his royal patrons, etc., and will be interesting to those who have refused to allow the cold light of historical criticism to qualify the classical picturesqueness of the “ World-giver."
Charles A. Ramm puts to torture Henry George's arguments in the latter's letter addressed to the Pope “On the Condition of Labor." Mr. Ramm concludes:
“The truth is that Mr. George's theories, besides being ethically unsound, sin against the highest form of human evidence, the common consent of civilized humanity. Allowing the state the uttermost extreme of the right of eminent domain, the universal practice of civilized nations has ever been to develop individuality from the trammels of tribal community of goods into the personal and family independence of real-estate ownership."
In “The Amenities of the School Adjustment,” Thomas Jefferson Jenkins reproves “the few but blatant antiCatholic cliques in our three largest cities, who are damming with their open-secret societies the flow of level-headed and large-hearted sympathy of a great people for the soul convictions of more than Catholics.” In the second department of his article he draws on a score of formidable authorities to support his conclusion that it is eminently within the province of the state to interfere in matters educational.
SERIALS NOW RUNNING IN THE MAGAZINES. Argosy._" Ashley," by Mrs. Henry Wood, begun Jan.
'92. “A Guilty Silence," Jan. '92. Atalanta.-"A Battle and a Boy,” by Blanche W. How
ard, Oct. '91. “Maisie Derrick," by Katherine $.
Macquoid, Oct. '91.
ford, Jan. '92.
Atalanta. - January. January (Illus.) Elsie Kendall, The Joke. E. N.
Atlantic Monthly.-- January Down by the Shore in December. T. W. Par. sons.
Cape Illustrated Magazine. - November. The Long Trail. Ruoyard Kipling.
Century.-January. The Cloud Maiden. W. W. Campbell. A Parting Guest. M. Nicholson. A Garland. Frank D. Sherman, New Year's Eve. (Illus.) Alice W. Brother
ton. Sonnet on the Sonnet. Inigo Deane. Five Poems by Thomas Bailey Aldrich.
Cornhill.-January. Time and Change.
Harper's. - January,
Irish Monthly. -January.
POETRY IN THE MAGAZINES. TR.JOAQUIN MILLER contributes a poem on Columbus to the January number of Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly:
Behind him lay the gray Azores,
Behind the Gates of Hercules;
Before him only shoreless seas.
For lo! the very stars are gone.
“Why, say: 'Sail on! sail on! and on!'”
Until at last the blanched mate said:
Should I and all my men fall dead.
For God from these dread seas is gone;
He said, “Sail on! sail on! and on!"
And peered through darkness. Ah, that night
A light! A light! A light! A light!
It grew to be Time's burst of dawn.
Its grandest lesson: “On! and on!"
Leisure Hour.-- January. The Year's Birth. Maxwell Gray. Remembrance. L. M. Little.
There is as much truth as poetry in Ella Wheeler Wilcox's poem on “Sun Shadows" which appears in the Cosmopolitan for January:
There never was success so nobly gained,
Or victory so free from earthly dross,
And some one suffered loss.
Or festal throng with hearts on pleasure bent,
Wept tears of discontent.
With Hope's blue skies and Love's unclouded sun
To some sad other one.
Lippincott's.-January, The Gudewife. J. W. Riley. My Love and I. A. P. Terhune. A Fragment. Daniel L. Dawson.
Longman's Magazine. - January. Banbury Town. Clothilde Balfour.
New England Magazine. - January. The Master of Raven's Woe. Arthur L. Sal.
mon. Purification, George Edgar Montgomery. Deposed. Florence E. Pratt. George William Curtis. John W. Chadwick. The Pines. Zitella Cocke. Gray Dawn. S. Q. Lapius, 'Tis Better to Have Loved and Lost. Philip
Overland Monthly. - January. New Year's Eve. Mary S. Bacon. Nasturtiums at Carmelo. Clarence Urmy. The Exile. Marcia Davies.
Scots Magazine. - January. Three Poems by Patrick P. Alexander.
Scribner's. - January. A Ballade of Dawn. At Noon. G. Santayana. Armistice. Ellen Burroughs. The Lamp in the Pool. Graham R. Tomson. The Dean of Bourges. B. Wendali. Song. Duncan C. Scott.
In the Century for January there are five short poems by Mr. Thomas B. Aldrich, one of which, “Death Defied,” is republished here:
There dwells one bright Immortal on the earth,
To her once came
Strand Magazine.-December. The Winding Walk. (lus.) F. L. Moir. A Vision of St. Nicholas. (Illus.) C. C. Moore.
L'Art.-Paris. December 1 Auguste Vitu. (Illus.) A. De Latour. Élie Delaunay. -Continued. (Illus.) Paul Leroi.
December 15. Exhibition of Dutch Old Masters in Paris
for the Benefit of the Poor. (Illus.) L. Gauchez, Elie Delaunay.-Continued. (Illus.) P.
Leroi. Edouard Lalo. With Portrait. G. Serv.
ières. Raffet, Artist. (Illus.) A. de Buisseret. Reviews of Christmas Books. (Illus.)
ART IN THE PERIODICALS. THERE is an excellent paper by W. A. Coffin upon “American Illus
trations of To-day" in Scribner's for January. Great progress, he points out, has been made in the last twelve or fifteen years in the United States, and the art of illustrating has become a regular profession. Mr. Coffin begins his series of papers by describing the illustrations of Mr. W. H. Low, who has illustrated Keats; Mr. Kenyon Cox, who has illustrated Rossetti; and of Mr. Elihu Vedah. Some of the illustrations which he reproduces are striking. The illustrations of life in Egypt, under the title of " A Day with the Donkey-boys," are full of character. The sketch of the women watching a dayhabiah is remarkable, and the little silhouette picture shows how much can be done by simple black and white. The plan of reproducing the portraits of the ancient kings side by side with those of their nineteenth-century descendants is very effective.
The best thing about Mr. Lansdell's paper on “ Bokhara Revisited” are the pictures from his photographs. He is a painstaking but not very fascinating writer. One item of information in this very solid article is that when he was at Bokhara two parents were proved to have sold their daughter for immoral purposes; the father's throat was cut and the mother shot. What happened to the girl is not stated. The paper on the “Correspondence of Washington Allston" contains fac-similes of pen-andink drawings from the artist's paintings. An interesting paper on “ Paris Theatres and Concerts” is full of portraits of the leading members of the Comédie Français.
The Century Magazine has a portrait of Gounod as its frontispiece, and two wonderfully-engraved pictures by Andro del Sarto–Saint Agnes and two Angels-in the series of Italian old masters. The picture of “ Dolce far Niente,” by W. H. Low, is curious on account of the contrast between the two shoulders, which is very marked owing to the pose of the figure. The illustration of the papers on the Jews in New York, and the alligator hunts in Louisiana, and Custer's “ Last Battle” are all in the best style of the Century; higher praise could not be given.
The best illustrated paper in Harper's is the lengthy article on “Popular Life in the Austro-Hungarian Capitals." There is an admirable engraving on the last days of Aaron Burr, and a somewhat horrible picture of the slaying of Lutra Rohab's Delilah. The illustrations of Canada's El Dorado, or the fishing region of British Columbia, are numerous and interesting. The small sketches which accompany Mr. Walter Besant's “ London of Charles the Second " also possess considerable interest.
The frontispiece of the English Ilustrated is an engraving by H. Gedan of George Gizen, merchant of the Steel Yard in London, from Holbein's picture. In Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly for January Roger Riordan has a copiously-illustrated paper on “Stained Glass in America.” With its number for January 2 the Illustrated London News commenced its hundredth volume, and on May 9 will complete its fiftieth year. What great changes have been wrought in these fifty years, a glance at the old volume of the News will quickly show. Even ten years ago the appearance of the paper was greatly different to what it is now. The wood-engravings were not so fine, there was a total absence of pictures engraved by the new photographic process, the paper was more flimsy, and the letterpress was more distinguished for padding than for literary matter. But the last few years has changed all that, and now we have, under the editorship of Mr. Clement King Shorter--who succeeded the late Mr. John Lash Latey early in 1891—a paper which the last generation of News readers would hardly recognize. The incursion of Black and White into the field of illustrated journalism, coming close upon the appointment of Mr. Shorter to the editorial chair of the News, quickened things up a bit. Black and White was to be literary; so Mr. Shorter, not to be beaten, made the News literary too, and a glance at both papers for the past year will thow which has been the most successful. In the quality of its engravings and illustrations the new-comer is ahead, but in literary matter the News To far and away the best.
Art Amateur.-January. "The Golden Stair" of Bürne Jones. (Illus.) Metal Work in the Spitzer Museum, (Illus.) C. Wason,
Art Journal.-January. "A Street in Cologne." Etching by A. H.
Haig. Axel H. Haig. (Illus.) C.L. Hind. The Sculptor's Mistake. (Illus.) J. Le
maitre. Sir Joshua Reynolds and His Models. (Illus.)
F. A. Gerard. Ceilings and Floors. (Illus.) Aymer Val.
lance. The Museum of Science and Art, Edinburgh, and Sir R. Murdoch Smith, Director. With Portrait and other Illustrations. H. M. Cundall.
Atalanta.-January. Royal Favorites. Illustrations from Sir Edwin Landseer. Adela E. Oppen.
Atlantic Monthly.-January. Why Socialism Appeals to Artists. W. Crane.
Century.-- January. Andrea del Sarto. (Illus.) W.J. Stillman.
Chambers's Journal. --January Concerning Etching.
Chautauquan. - January. Richter. (Illus.) M. Thompson. Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly.-January. Angelica Kauffmann, With Portrait. Evelyn M. Moore.
Gazette des Beaux Arts.- December 1. Simon-Jacques Rochard.-I. Charles Eph.
russi. The Collection of Arms in the Museum of
the Louvre.-I. M. M. Maindron. Elie Delaunay.--Concluded. M. G. Lafen
estre. The True Architect of the Old Town Hall of
Paris. M. Bernard Prost. German Art, M. T. de Wyzewa. Art Bibliography for the Last Six Months of the Year 1891. M. Paulin Teste.
Magazine of Art.-January. Portrait of a Lady. Photogravure after John
Russell. John Russell. With Portrait and other
Illustrations. G.C. Williamson. House Architecture-Exterior. (Illus.) R.
Blomfield. Two Winter Exhibitions. (Illus.) F. Wed
more. Book-Edge Decoration. (Illus.). Miss S. T.
Prideaux. The Dulwich Gallery.-I. (Illus.) W. Armstrong.
Portfolio.- January. "The Bookworm.” Etching after J. A. Lo. _max, The Inns of Court.-I. (Illus.) W.J. Loftie. Mr. Austin Dobson's Hogarth.” (Illus.) C.
Phillips. “A Spanish Shepherd." Etching by H. Mac
beth Raeburn. The Yorkshire Coast. -I (Illus.) J. Leyland.
Scribner's.-January. American Illustration of To-day. (Illus.)
In the Architectural Record William Nelson Black has a considerable paper on “ Architecture as a Fine Art,” in which, among other things, he reforms the World building of New York along the lines of picturesqueness.
THE NEW BOOKS.
THE “DARKEST-ENGLAND” SOCIAL SCHEME.
“We have also furnished a very large amount of food' for consumption in our clients' own homes.
HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS. “ As to the homeless people, Westminster, Whitechapel, Limehouse, and Clerkenwell Shelters have provided 208,019 beds. The first two make a charge of fourpence, which includes supper and breakfast. The last two furnish a clean and comfortable shake-down for twopence, providing supper and breakfast at one penny each. There has also now been provided superior lodging-houses in Southwark Street and Stanhope Street, Drury Lane, for men who desire better accommodation.
“Our two new shelters at Marylebone and Blackfriars will together hold 1,200 men at a charge of one penny a night, and labor yards are attached where a man can work out his night's shelter if he has not a copper. In Leeds, Bradford, and Bristol we bave opened combination buildings, comprising food depot, shelter, and workshops. Bristol was only opened December 14. Leeds and Bradford, between August 28 and November 27, supplied 16,771 beds and 97,464 meals. The total number of meals furnished in all our food depots and shelter institutions during the year was 2,290,950.
WORK FOR THE WORKERS. “Passing to the labor bureau and the factories: during the year we have opened the Lighthouse, a special home for the men who have been received into the factories.
“Of expansion there has been a great deal during the year. A very large building in Old Street has been occupied as a factory since November, 1890, while the Salvage
THERE has been issued from the British publication
T department of the Salvation Army an intensely interesting report of what has been accomplished in the first year of the “Darkest-England " Social Scheme. It is a bright and hopeful book, which tells in about 160 pages how the £100,000 given a year ago for the initiation of the proposals then made by General Booth has been expended, and with what prospects of future expansion and success. It is a remarkable story, and one that will satisfy all inquiring minds except those so hopelessly prejudiced that nothing could make them admit that anything good could come from a project that they condemned a year ago without understanding it.
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE IN TWELVE MONTHS. We might easily fill pages with quotations from this report, but will refer our readers to the book itself, and quote only from the excellent summary in the chapter, “The Book in Brief :"
“Let us look at the Homeless and Starving,' treated of in Chapter II. What have we done for them?
“The primary object of our Food Depots is, as we have said, to aid a class who are not homeless, but who are starving themselves in order that they may not be. We have during the year supplied 1,817,188 cheap meals to people who were largely of that class. Of these, 210,000 were furnished free, being paid for by a special Distress Fund raised for the purpose during last winter's period of special distress.
THE FOOD DEPOT IN WHITECHAPEL.
Wharf, taken possession of on September 25, 1891, ranks as Elevator III., and will, during the next year, employ and house a great number of men. The 322 men at present in our workshop are employed as follows: Wood-chopping, 121; carpentry, 45; assistant carpenters, 22; paint ing 20; clerical work, stores, etc., 12; brush-making, 30, on horses and conveyances, 12; engineer's department, 12, mattress-making, 16; basket-making, 2, in kitchen, 3; on general work, 27.
THE RESCUE HOMES “The women's social work has advanced in the line of furnishing work for girls and women. There are now fourteen rescue homes. A knitting factory and a laundry have been opened, and the bookbinding factory has been removed to larger premises. Cardiff has a new superior lodging-house for women, modelled after our popular ark, and premises are being put into shape for a like one with Crèche attached, opposite the Hanbury Street Shelter. A Training Home for obstetrical nurses has been opened in connection with the Maternity Home, and bids fair to be a great boon to many poor women who cannot afford to purchase skilled attention in their hour of trial. A new Rescue Home is shortly to be inaugurated which will be maintained by thank-offerings from girls who have
THE SALVAGE WHARF, BATTERSEA, LONDON.
applied to it for information concerning their own proposed removal to a new land. Of these, 98 have been secured assisted passages and sent abroad. These emigrants should not be confounded with our own proposed colonists. These 98 have gone on their own account, to settle in places of their own choice, and will be entirely independent of the Army, although we have, in nearly every case, given letters of introduction to our officers abroad, which will insure their bearers a welcome, with sympathy and aid in any trouble or difficulty which may come upon them.
THE FARM COLONY. “The largest and unquestionably the most important enterprise undertaken, however, has been the selecting and founding of the first Farm Colony. The results have more than satisfied us of the wisdom of the selection of land and of the perfect facility of the Colony scheme. It is not going to be an easy one to work out. But these six months have proved that it is practicable. At present, 210 men are on the Colony. Certainly 500 could be employed to advantage at once. The accommodation is not yet sufficient for more. We are erecting additional build ings.
WHAT IS STILL TO BE DONE. “But we must pass rapidly to those points just outside the main scheme propounded by the general last year, which we have not as yet been able to work out.
“(1) The Poor Man's Bank. This, it will be remembered, was to furnish loans to poor men of known good character who were in temporary difficulties. This has not been started for the reason that sufficient money was not given or offered for the purpose to enable us to make a start.
" (2) The crying need of the Boys' Home is forced upon us constantly. Juvenile · first offenders' at the ‘Bridge,' boys at our shelters constantly, and worst of all, the sight of boys whom we long to aid and cannot, forces this lack upon us constantly.
“We must have at once (a) a lodging-house for boys who are earning their own living, where they shall feel free as birds and yet be-unconsciously to themselves-re
A SOUTH LONDON “ SHELTER.”
passed through the Rescue Homes and are now earning honest livelihoods.
"Slum workers and slum osts dave had their numbers much increased.
FOR JAIL-BIRDS. “ The first Prison Gate Home was opened in January. It has received 211 men and boys, 20 of whom were under eighteen. The aggregate sentences of those received sum up to 216 years and 3 months. In addition to these, 79 men have been met at the prison doors and sent direct to an Elevator. The Criminal and Investigation Department has dealt with 165 cases; 27 are still on their books; 79 of the remaining 138 have been aided.