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certs, and Worcester, Hartford, Provi mal world. The naturalist is with us dence and New Bedford get three each. still, indeed, from his intense appreciaConcerts are to be given, also, in tion of nature description to his occaBrockton, Springfield, Bridgeport, and sional use of somewhat over-technical Waterbury. The usual series of con sporting phrases, as when he compares certs will be given in New York, Phil the relation between Johnson and Bosadelphia, Brooklyn, Washington, and well to that of a Silver Doctor and a Baltimore, and in the last week of Jan- hungry trout. But the same zest in uary the orchestra makes its annual fishing and outdoor sports underlies trip to the West.
his entire study of literature, as if it were a recreation in which one must
exercise, indeed, great patience and Both the Maine Musical Festival and care, but which is always a joy and rethat at Worcester were very success freshment. ful, from a musical as well as a financial The outline of the work is excellent; standpoint. The Worcester Festival the method of study scientific and penappears now to be on a sound business etrating. The historical introductions basis, a fact which must be extremely are extremely valuable for the teacher gratifying to all music lovers. Noth and for the pupil who has already ing could be more desirable than the studied English history, though they development of such annual musical are so closely summarized as to be events in New England outside of Bos- only suggestive to the unprepared stuton.
dent. The entire book, however, is full The resignation of Mr. Ralph L. of suggestion, packed down and overFlanders from the managership of the running, as Long himself claimsBoston Opera Company, while it re more a stimulus to reading than an esserves his time and strength_for the cape from it by means of condensed important work of the New England summaries. It is, indeed, a text-book Conservatory of Music, will, we doubt only in the sense that one can find in it not, still allow of his generous, wise, all the material for a study of English and fruitful connection with the new literature; it is more than a text-book enterprise which he has done so much in that it offers an over-sufficiency, "a to foster and guide in the initial stages storehouse," as the author says, from of its development.
which one may cull and browse at Mr. Flanders' connection with the leisure. In its best use in the high whole movement will pass into the mu school classroom it will necessarily desical history of Boston as one of the mand the use of a half elective system formative forces that made its success' which will bring the great bulk of the possible.
book within a thorough grasp by the pupil.
It is, however, outside of the excelLIBOKS 27
lent technical composition of the book that its real value lies. There is no cut and dried criticism; the whole attitude of the author is confidential and
suggestive and his interest centers on ENGLISH LITERATURE BY WILL the individual more than on his period IAM J. LONG
or class. Yet he does not as a rule al
low his enthusiasm to make him a parAfter the first surprise with which tisan. He enlarges on the Angloone sees a book on English literature Saxon nature love and condenses the written by a man already so well Anglo-Norman miscellaneous literaknown in other lines, one is delighted ture beyond the ordinary text-book, to find that he has made a science as but in both he shows not personal entertaining as his picture of the ani- prejudice, but keen recognition of
ADVERTISING MEN IN GREAT WORK The Association is just now devel
Good advertising plays such an im- oping a plan which will bring to New portant part in the building up of busi- England business interests a wider ness in New England that the work of publicity than has ever before been atthe Pilgrim Publicity Association, the tempted. This advertising campaign reorganized Admen's Club of Boston, is will present the manifold reasons why bound to be of great help in the New all should purchase goods made in New England co-operative movement for
England, and will snapshot on the commercial betterment.
minds of hundreds of thousands of The Pilgrims number about two hun- newspaper and magazine. readers a dred and fifty, having doubled their vivid and lasting impression of how numbers within a year; and the recruit- much of heredity, of training, of knack, ers are working for a membership of one of experience, and of practice go into thousand men who are active in adver
New England-made goods. tising, or, at least, interested in it. aims of the Pilgrim Publicity Associa
As outlined in the constitution the George W. Coleman, publisher of the Christian Endeavor World, is president;
"To assist in the advancement of Carroll J. Swan, 24 Milk Street, Bos
New England by studying and improvton, secretary; H. B. Humphrey, chairman of the board of directors. The ing the methods of promoting business board meetings are held every Tues- through advertising; day morning in the Chamber of Com- all New England business associations
“To serve as a publicity bureau for merce building.
Included on the board are advertis- which may desire expert assistance on ers, presidents of advertising agencies, questions relating to advertising and publishers, and advertising managers
general publicity; of Boston newspapers and magazines, merchants and manufacturers a thor
"To promote among New England representatives of periodicals published in other cities, and advertising good advertising when applied to the
building up of business for individucerns in New England. There are regular monthly meetings, als, corporations, cities, states, or sec
tions ; addressed almost invariably by New Englanders who have attained success development of New England's com;
"And in other ways to assist in the in business through the employment mercial enterprises and its resources.” of salesmanship in print. An occasional exception is made, however, as BURLINGTON, VERMONT in the case of the October meeting, when President Maclauren of the Mas- Editor New ENGLAND MAGAZINE sachusetts Institute of Technology
-President William H. and Chaplain A. H. Wheelock of the Taft was lately a visitor in our city, Massachusetts State Grange were and of course had a cordial greeting. speakers.
On a beautiful July afternoon, some of
his friends gave him an automobile healthy growth, which is of a most deride about the city. He was so well sirable nature. pleased that he took part of it a second The reason for this increase in time, making him somewhat late at the building and population is due to the banquet at the gymnasium of the Uni- enlargement of the present industries versity. British Ambassador Eryce and the locating of new ones in this vihas expressed his intention to spend cinity, which are attracted by freedom part of next summer here.
from labor troubles and low freight Burlington is a good location for rates in every direction, also the ample business as well as for residence. electric power furnished at the lowest
Some good business cities as far rates. north are Bangor and Augusta, Me.; Ogdensburg and Watertown, N. Y.; Oshkosh, Wis.; Minneapolis and St.
MONTHLY LETTER FOR NEW ENGPaul, Minn., something of a surprise to
LAND MAGAZINE those who think we are as far north as (From Boston Chamber of Commerce) Dr. Cook and Lieut. Peary have pene Out of the metropolis of New Engtrated.
land comes the demand for a reawakThe American Woolen Companyening of the agricultural interests of will soon build at Winooski, a suburb the six states. There are those who of our city, a new mill 200 feet long, feel that the men of the city have been 100 feet wide, and four stories high, remiss, and have not realized the poswith the prospect of doubling its size sibilities of the farms that stretch in the near future.
along the railroads that run out of BosWe have splendid lake and rail com ton. Within the last month, however, munication in all directions, and a live
the farmer has become convinced that Commercial Club ready to encourage the business man is with him. Busievery worthy enterprise.
ness men have taken up the cry for the JOSEPH DANA BARTLEY, M. A. reclamation of the New England farm,
which is now become tenfold in volume.
The Boston Chamber of Commerce LEWISTON, MAINE
has just published an illustrated report The story of Lewiston is the story of
which hits hard. It was prepared una growing city of Maine.
der the direction of a committee made During the summer or building sea
up of experts upon the subject. It son just closing there has been more tells the New England farmer plainly business blocks and homes built, reno that he is "losing the chance of a lifevated, and repaired than has been time." It tells him that he has been known for many years. Not that we set down by fate in the midst of the have been stagnant these years, but finest market in the world, with thouthis has been an exceedingly busy one. sands of acres of good farm land availThe city is spreading out and filling up able at low prices, and with every the suburbs, and in the city proper the chance to outstrip his Western competvacant lot is becoming a thing of the itor. It takes him to task, however, for past. The new residences are not of an
not adopting the most improved methextremely costly type, but moderate,
ods of planting, cultivation, fertilizaneat, and with well-kept grounds. tion, spraying, picking, grading, pack
The savings banks report that they ing, and marketing. have had more applications for loans The Chamber of Commerce is anxupon new blocks and houses this sea ious to distribute this report as widely son than could be accepted, and have as possible where it will do the most turned nearly all their funds received good, and will send a copy to any into this class of securities.
reader of the New ENGLAND MAGAZINE This indicates a good, steady,
good, steady, who makes application for it.
SOME ESSENTIAL FACTS ABOUT MILK
By JOHN HALE
read in a recent as a necessity. Its very high food value
first thing to be per capita consumption is two or three MOODS Milena
borne in mind times as great as in the United States,
about milk is that where it averages about half a pint a BOSTON
it is naturally a day to the individual. But our people
clares this high ture and constituents of this purest and authority, to procure milk free from most nutritious of all foods. Milk is a contamination, and this with only rea- whitish, opaque liquid, in which is sonable care on the part of those who partly dissolved and partly suspended produce and handle it. This is a very from ten to thirteen per cent of solid important and timely utterance, and matter. The usual legal requirements the entire subject occupies a large place call for from twelve to thirteen per cent in the Department's activities.
of solids, or from three to three and The dietetic value of milk fully justi- one-half per cent of fats, and nine to fies this interest and expenditure by nine and one-half per cent of solids not our National and State governments, fat. That is to say, that for every one although it is probable that the gen- hundred pounds of milk there will be eral attitude of our boards might ad- from twelve to thirteen pounds of most vantageously become more educational highly nutritious solids, principally and less punitive.
sugar, fat, and protein. This proporThe annual value of dairy products tion, even at a price double that usually in the United States approximates a charged per quart, would still cause billion dollars, and in our own New milk to rank as the cheapest article of England the production and distribu- food on the market. tion of milk and milk products engages There is a mistaken impression that the attention of no small part of our the liquid element of milk is entirely population. The use of milk is almost waste. But nature, in preparing her universal. In the majority of our New perfect food, made no such mistake.