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Mowbray, 78;. "Portrait,” Seymour Thomas, 79; Portrait of Artist's Mother, J. A. M. Whistler, 80; Apotheosis of Pittsburg, J. W. Alexander, 162; "The Questioner of the Sphinx," Elihu Vedder, 205; “Mercy's Dream,” Daniel Huntington, 206; Illustration for Omar Khayyam, Elihu Vedder, 207; “A Quartette,” William T. Dannat, 208; The Ameya, R. T. Blum, 209; "Temple of the Winds,” Louis Loeb, 210; "The Last Voyage,” E. L. Weeks, 211; “In the Garden,” G. De F. Brush, 212; "Caritas,” Abbott Thayer, 213; "Mother and Child," G. De F. Brush, 214; “The Seer," Sargent Kendall, 215; "Aurora,” Will H. Low, 216; “A Cozy Corner,” F. D. Millet, 217; “The Coppersmith,” E. M. Ward, 218; “The Caress," Mary Cassatt, 219; Allegro,” F. B. Williams, 220; "El Jaleo,” J. S. Sargent, 221; "Across the Common,” C. S. Pearce, 222; Prophets, J. S. Sargent, 231 ; "The Ascension," J. La Farge, 232; "Halt of the Wise Men,” J. La Farge, 233; “Religion,” C. S. Pearce, 234; "Melpomene," E. Simmons, 235; "Sources of Mississippi,” E. H. Blashfield, 236; “Uses of Wealth,” E. H. Blashfield, 237; "Oral Tradition," J. W. Alexander, 238; “Printing Press," J. W. Alexander, 239; "Isabella and the Pot of Basil," J. W. Alexander, 240; “Autumn Oaks,” G. Inness, 377; “Twilight," C. H. Davis, 378; “Glimpse of the Sea,” A. H. Wyant, 379; "Wood Interior," H. W. Ranger, 380; "Docks at Noank," H. W. Ranger, 381 ; "New England Farm in Winter," D. W. Tryon, 382; "Moonlight on the Lagoons,” A. Fournier, 383; "Church Nocturne-Old Lyme,” 384; "Lorelei,” C. Hassam, 385; “Midwinter Thaw,” W. E. Schofield, 386; “Winter in Picardy,” W. E. Schofield, 387; "Center Bridge,” E. W. Redfield, 388; "Fallen Tree,” E. W. Redfield, 389; “Blue Gale," P. Dougherty, 390; "The Cleft," P. Dougherty, 391 ; “Mid-Winter," W. L. Metcalf, 392; "Haunted House,” C. F. Browne, 397; “November," C. F. Browne, 398; “Oaks in Autumn," C. F.

Browne, 399; Stewart Castle, C. F. Browne, 400. United States in the Light of Foreign Criticism (As Others See

Us): Development of the Steamship, pp. 187, 188, 189, 193,
199. Railroad Scene in 1842, 190; First Locomotive on Mo-
hawk Valley Railroad, 198; Backwoodsmen, 346; Stage Coach
Days, 348; Erie Canal in the old days, 349; Flat-Boat on
Mississippi, 350; Old New York Tombs, 352; Philadelphia
Bastile, 353; Emmigrants Attacked by Comanches, 357; Prairie
Fire, 357; Detroit in 1815, 363; San Francisco in 1848, 363 ;

Washington in 1830, 364.
Whistler, head of, 299; painting, “The Falling Rocket,” 291.

PORTRAITS.
Barton, Clara, 139.
Burbank, Luther, 406.
Fiske, John, 269.
Howe, Mrs. Julia Ward, 121.
James, William, 405.
MacDowell, Edmund, 18, 297.
Meredith, George, 18.
Palmer, Dr. H. R., 147.
Privat, M. Edmond, 331.
Smith, Charles Emory, 18.
St. Gaudens, Augustus, 322.
Stedman Edmund Clarence, 2.
Walworth, Warren F., 148.
Zamenhof. Dr. L., 331.

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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

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The late Edmund Clarence Stedman, poet and financier. (See

Library Shelf,” page 132.)

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W

HILE there have been no dramatic developments in

the national political situation, things have by no means stood still. The campaign for the party nominations for the presidency has scarcely been interrupted by the work of Congress. Each "favorite son" has either gained or lost some ground, and the situation generally is undoubtedly a little clearer.

In the Democratic party the efforts to displace Mr. Bryan have continued, but without any evidence of success. Powerful semi-Democratic and independent organs are still "booming" Governor Johnson of Minnesota and arguing that with him as leader the Democratic party would be almost assured of victory at the polls, for all the Scandinavians, who are believed to be mostly Republicans, would vote for him, as well as tens of thousands of conservative "antiRoosevelt” men. In the South Mr. Bryan is attacked by radical followers and partisans of Mr. Hearst, the New York editor-politician, and it is constantly reiterated that only apathy and fatalism prevent the organization of a strong opposition to the Bryan candidacy. In the East Mr. Bryan is criticized for his alleged radical and heretical views on railroad ownership, the referendum, the initiative, injunctions, etc. But even his opponents admit that "the rank and file" are in favor of Mr. Bryan's nomination and that the national convention will probably name him on the first ballot.

In the Republican party the only candidacy that has notably made headway is that of Secretary Taft, who has

delivered a number of important addresses since his return from his Philippine-Japanese-Russian trip. Mr. Taft has discussed the recent panic and the responsibility therefor, the need of continuing the legal and legislative war against corporate dishonesty and graft, the relation between capital and labor, the use and abuse of the injunction, the boycott and violence as weapons of organized labor, and the corresponding blacklist and coercion employed by employers opposed to unions, our duty as a nation to the Filipinos, and other vital topics. He has taken certain attitudes that have been criticised in some quarters; but it is admitted generally that, on the whole, he has strengthened his candidacy by those public appearances and elaborate presentations of his opinions. It may be said, briefly, that he favors continuation of what is essential in the Roosevelt policies; that he would limit the use of the injunction to some extent-requiring notice to the defendant, and defining by statute what may be enjoined; that he sympathizes with the general aims of the labor movement while condemning boycotting, intimidation, and violence in strikes or other disputes; that he would promote conciliation and arbitration and full publicity of differences between employers and employed; that he would grant free trade to the Philippines; that he would have the tariff revised and modernized at the earliest opportunity.

Secretary Taft's leading rival is still Governor Hughes, though there is a feeling in some quarters that, by not pushing his claims and promoting his candidacy, the New York governor has “lost his chance." He is charged with ignoring party workers and refusing to recognize the fact that the duty of a state executive is to lead his party as well as to give the people an honest and efficient administration. He has attended to his duties with distinguished and acknowledged success. If that is not sufficient to make him a strong candidate, then, apparently, he will philosophically accept the situation.

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