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years being spent in going from one farm to another in search of health, and finally living for some time on a ranch in the far west. He probably inherits his taste for literature from his mother, who wrote for the magazines at the time when the “ Ladies' Repository” was one of the more important monthlies. Mr. Henry is another graduate from the school of journalism, having served for some time as a reporter for the Chicago Herald and later in the capacity of city editor with the Toledo Blade.



Messrs. Small, Maynard & Company will publish in September a new novel by Miss Emma Rayner, author of "Free to Serve” and “In Castle and Colony," which may be confidently expected to exceed in popularity these books, each of which enjoyed a large sale. The new book is not a historical romance, but is a vivid picture of life in the Kentucky mountains, the time of action being about 1875. The plot of the book is, as the scene would indicate, full of stirring inci- Indiana, and for several terms while teachdents, and the characters are admirably ing he prepared himself at the same time drawn with the skill and power which

for college. He entered Harvard in 1889 readers of Miss Rayner's earlier books

and later graduated from that institution. have learned to expect of her pen.

He was for one term an assistant in English at Harvard University, and thereafter

went as instructor in English to the UniMr. William Vaughn Moody is publish-versity of Chicago, which position he now ing this fall, through Messrs. Small, May- holds.

holds. He has traveled both in Italy and nard & Co., of Boston, a poetic drama en- in England, and it was while upon a walktitled “The Masque of Judgment.” Mr. ing trip through the dolmite country of Moody is, perhaps, best known at present southeastern Tyrol that the conception of as the writer of many remarkable short “ The Masque of Judgment" came to him. poems. The latest of these, “ An Ode in That was in 1897 that it was begun. He Time of Hesitation," and a poem entitled took the matter up again while in New “Good Friday Night” appeared in recent York in 1899, continued working at it numbers of the Atlantic Monthly. Mr. while in London in the same year, and Moody was born in July, 1869, at Spencer, finished it this spring in Boston.

His Ind., and was brought up in the town of latest work is a prose play entitled “ The New Albany, on the Ohio River. On the Faith Healer,” recently completed; the death of his father, at seventeen, he began scene of this drama is laid in Missouri and teaching in a district school in Southern the action is based on a recent occurrence. The Daughters of the Confederacy have recently erected at Norfolk, Va., a monument to the memory of Father Abraham J. Ryan, who will be remembered as the Laureate of the Lost Cause. His “ Conquered Banner,” “Sentinel Songs," “ The Sword of Lee,” and other battle poems are among the most effective of those which the Civil War incited on either side, and compare favorably with the work of Henry Howard Brownell. His war songs had at one time a vogue in the North as well as the South, and they are still read. In the homes of the South, especially, volumes of his verses are everywhere to be found.

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A volume of fifty cartoons by Homer Davenport, illustrating the economic problem of the day, is announced for immediate publication by Messrs. Small, Maynard & Company, under the title of Miss Howard Weeden, whose“ Bandana “ The Dollar or the Man?" This book, Ballads," published last year by the which is said to “picture the struggle be- Doubleday & McClure Co., is so popular, is tween the Democracy and Plutocracy,”

a resident of Huntsville, Alabama. Her is edited with an introductory chapter on

home is one of those delightful old South“The Problem, the Cartoon, and the Art- ern houses whose great halls and spacious ist," by Horace L. Traubell, the editor of rooms are crowded with the associations the Conservative. At the present time it

of a lifetime and the memories of her is likely to be an effective campaign docu

forbears. Messrs. Doubleday, Page & ment-amusing if not convincing.

Co. will publish this fall a new book of

twenty-four “ Songs of the Old Scuth,” During the fall months Messrs. Hough- with as many pictures of the “old-time" ton, Mifflin & Co., of Boston, will bring negro from Miss Weeden's pen. There out a definitive edition in seven volumes is probably no author or artist to-day of the works of Col. Thomas Wentworth who preserves better the sentiment, the Higginson. These volumes will include humor and the feeling of the plantation all of Colonel Higginson's work that he darkey. considers most worthy of preservation, and will cover his contribution to perma- An interesting little volume, probably nent American literature. It will be the

the first of Chinese authorship published known as the Riverside Edition, and will in this country, bears the date of 1887, include three portraits of the author ; one and the imprint of the Lothrop Company from a recent photograph ; one from a of Boston, who are now making a new reproduction of an old-time daguerreotype edition of the book. It is entitled “ When of the author as Colonel of the first South I Was A Boy in China,” and embodies the Carolina Volunteers, and the third an in- recollections of Yan Phou Lee, who was one teresting portrait taken in his youth. of the first young men sent to this country to be educated. Mr. Lee matriculated at Yale, where he graduated with honors His book, which is still in print, is specially interesting as giving an intimate picture of the home life and family customs and habits of the people of the Celestial Kingdom some twenty years ago.



Dr. John Clark Ridpath, the noted historian and author of popular lives of President Garfield and James G. Blaine, died at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York on the 31st of July. Dr. Ridpath, who was born near Fillmore, Putnam County, Indiana, in 1840, was a graduate of the Du Pauw University, where later he became professor of English literature and history and finally vice-president. His influence upon the multitude was no less wholesome and stimulating on account of his reputation being, perhaps, subordinate to most of the great historians among the cultivated few. His “ History of the (Photograph by Wm. Kay, Georgetown, Can.) World” is probably better known and

Mr. W. A. Fraser, well known as the more widely read in this country than any of the works of Parkman, Bancroft, Mac

writer of many interesting stories of the Masters, Gibbon, Hume or Freeman.

American Indian, has in press a volume of stories of the North Woods, entitled

“ Mooswa and Other Animals," which will Among the new books about China an- be illustrated by Arthur Heming. Both nounced for early publication is one by author and artist know the Canadian Rounsevelle Wildman, formerly United wilderness with the thoroughness of long States Consul General at Hong Kong, en- familiarity, and they have co-operated in titled “ China's Open Door.” This vol- making this story of the woods and its ume will contain an introduction and a denizens a book of imaginative interest chapter on Peking, of special interest at and romantic realism. the present time, by Colonel Denby, formerly United States Minister to China. Two interesting contributions to the The John Murphy Company, of Balti- romance of American history are more, announce also “ The World Crisis nounced for early publication by Messrs. in China," being an account of various Charles Scribner's Sons. The first of these uprisings and wars in the Celestial Em- is a graphic and interesting portrait of the pire, including the present war with the most romantic figure in American RevoBoxers. This work is by Mr. Allen S. lutionary history, and reveals many hithWill, of the Baltimore Sun, and will be erto unknown exploits in the career of handsomely illustrated.

“ Paul Jones, the Founder of the Ameri


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can Navy.” This definitive life of Paul religion and science to pastimes, politics Jones is the work of Augustus C. Buell, and social questions. and will be published in two volumes with many illustrations. Mr. John R. Spears's

Professor Henry A. Beers's experience “ History of the American Slave Trade,” in writing fiction, much of which is huwhich has been appearing in the pages of Scribner's Magazine, will appear in an oc

morous, may to some degree explain the

charm in his “English Romanticism of tavo volume with illustrations by Mr. Ap- the Eighteenth Century,” of which pleton Clark toward the end of September. Messrs. Henry Holt & Co. are bringing No one who has seen these papers in the

out the third impression. Professor magazine needs to be reminded of the

Beers expects to have his “English Rounusual interest of Mr. Spears's account

manticism of the Nineteenth Century" of the slave trade, or of Mr. Clark's realis

ready in the spring of 1901. tic pictures which illustrate it. Governor Roosevelt's brilliant mono

Mr. Lloyd Osbourne, Stevenson's stepgraph on Oliver Cromwell will appear in

son and collaborator in “The Wrong book form at once, with fifty illustrations

Box," publishes his first volume of stories from original drawings by distinguished

this autumn, under the title “ The Queen English and American artists, and with

versus Billy, and Other Stories." The

Scribners also announce a new book of portraits, fac-similes, etc., from the most notable British collections of interesting

short stories by Mr. Stockton, called documents relating to the Protector.

“Afield and Afloat”; a volume of Cy

Warman's tales, called “Short Rails"; a Professor Barrett Wendell's “Literary

book of short character sketches by Paul History of America,” upon which he has Bourget, called “ Domestic Dramas,” and been at work for several years, will be

another volume of Q's capital yarns, with published by the Scribners this autumn.

the attractive title, “ Profitable Ghosts." The nineteenth century is treated in greatest detail, the eighteenth is discussed

We do not remember ever to have seen less fully, and the seventeenth century

M. Gribayedoff's etched portrait of Stevenobviously more briefly still. The author son reproduced before in any periodical. has tried to define the ways in which the This portrait seems to us almost as fornative character and thought of America

tunate and vivid as the same artist's etchhave diverged from those of England. ing of Paderewski's wonderful head. The

Stevenson portrait was made about ten Mr. John Murray announces a forth- years ago. coming periodical The Monthly Review, whose first number, edited by Mr. Henry Mr. Henry T. Finck contributes a new Newbolt, is to appear this month, in Eng- volume upon “ Songs and Song Writers” land. The Monthly Review will be illus- to the “Music Lover's Library," of which trated, and will contain a serial novel, the Scribners published the initial volume besides poetry, criticism of current litera- last year in Mr. Henderson's “ Orchestra ture and art, and editorial comment upon and Orchestral Music." the whole field of human interest, from

The Rambler.

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