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of civic betterment agitated for by our own civic improvement associations, has just brought out a book by M. Georges Benoit-Levy, its director, in which the work and aim of the association are set forth in the form of a pleasing romance. This is entitled "Le Roman des Cités-Jardins," and is illustrated from original photographs, most of them taken by the author himself. The portrait of M. Benoit-Levy which we reproduce in this connection is from a photograph taken during his visit, a year or so ago, to the scene of the mining disaster at Courriêres in Northern France.
A little volume of really useful hints about gardens and how to make them beautiful and individual is "The Garden and Its Accessories" (Little, Brown), by Loring Underwood. It is illustrated from photographs, chiefly by the author.
The London "Who's Who," which is revised annually, now contains numerous sketches of eminent Americans. In this country, however, it is chiefly used as a serviceable reference book to answer the questions that continually arise in the newspaper and magazine office concerning distinguished British personalities who are now living, and hence have not attained the dignity of treatment in the national dictionary of reference. "Who's Who," which is now in its fiftyninth year of issue, contains nearly 2000 closely printed pages of contemporary biography.
"The Copper Handbook (vol. VI.) for 1906," by Horace J. Stevens, has just appeared. This volume covers the entire subject of copper, its history, biography, metallurgy, finances, and statistics. It is the final word upon the subject in all its multitude phases. The frankness, honesty, and sincerity of the comments on copper-producing mines is perhaps the most valuable characteristic of the book, although the typographical arrangement is unusually helpful in making the contents accessible. It is published by the author at Houghton, Mich.
We have also received "The Municipal Yearbook of the United Kingdom for 1907," edited by Robert Donald, editor of the Municipal Journal and the London Manual. This volume is published by Edward Lloyd, at the offices of the Municipal Journal, in London.
A volume on "Costume: Fanciful, Historical, and Theatrical," compiled by Mrs. Aria and copiously illustrated in color by Percy Anderson, has appeared from the press of Macmillan. A handy, useful little volume by Henry Gannett is entitled The Statistical Abstract of the World" (John Wiley).
VARIOUS TIMELY DISCUSSIONS.
Four English books, treating as many different phases of physical and mental hygiene in its national aspects (all imported by Dutton), are: "The Hygiene of Mind," by Dr. T. S. Clouston, lecturer on mental diseases at the University of Edinburgh; 'The Control of a Scourge, Cancer," by Dr. Charles P. Childe, surgeon of the Royal Portsmouth Hospital; "The Children of the Nation" (how their health and vigor should be promoted by the
"Infant Mortality,-A Social Problem," by Dr. George Newman, lecturer on public health at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London.
A collection of the "Reflections and Observations of Men and Events Not Included in Poor Richard's Almanac," but which nevertheless contain much of " the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin," has been brought out by Brentanos. To this collection Mr. John J. Murphy has written an introduction.
In "Boy Wanted" (Forbes & Co.), Nixon Waterman has given some cheerful counsel to boys of all ages.
A little drama based on the historic incident
of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas, intended to be used as an explanatory note to the literature about the coming Jamestown Exposition, has been issued, under the title "Pocahontas," by the Universal Publishing Company, at Normal, Ill. Its authorship is ascribed to a "prominent writer," who signs himself "Tecumtha."
"Night and Morning," by Katrina Trask (John Lane), is a dramatic poem dealing with the modern problem of marriage in a new and original way.
Two more of the excellently edited musical scores being brought out in the Musicians' Library by Oliver Ditson & Co. are: "Thirty Piano Compositions by Felix Mendelssohn (edited by Percy Goetschius, with a preface by Daniel Gregory Mason), and Fifty Shakespeare Songs (compiled and edited for high
OTHER BOOKS RECEIVED.
Abelard and Heloise. By Ridgely Torrence. Scrib King's Daughters' Year Book. By Margaret Bottome.
Addresses of John Hay. Century Company.
Letters of a Business Woman to Her Niece. By
Atonement in Literature and Life. By Charles A.
By H. S. Jen
nings. Macmillan. Behold the Christ in Every One. By Celestia R. Lang, 4109 Vincennes avenue, Chicago. Benigna Vena. By Michael Monahan, 109 East Fifteenth street, New York.
Betterment: Individual, Social, and Industrial.
E. Wake Cook. Stokes.
Bridge Blue Book, The. By Paul F. Mottelay.
Canada Year Book, 1905, The. Census and Statis-
Cap'n Chadwick. By John W. Chadwick.
Unitarian Association, Boston.
By James W. Bashford.
China and Methodism.
Jennings & Graham.
Cities. By Arthur Symons. Dutton.
Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of
Daughter of the Gods, A. By Lea Donald. The
Eating to Live. By John J. Black, M.D.
By Tuley F.
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
First Steps in Mental Growth. By Dr. David R.
Foibles of the Bar. By Henry S. Wilcox. Legal
Food Materials and Their Adulterations. By Ellen
Four American Leaders. By Charles W. Eliot.
From Barbarism to Socialism. By W. C. Bowman.
From Dream to Vision of Life. By Lilian Whiting.
God's Acre. Dr. James Burrell.
Golden Rule Jones, Mayor of Toledo. By Ernest
Henry the Fifth. Edited by Charlotte Porter and
How to Speak in Public. By Grenville Kleiser.
Hudson's Essays on English Studies. Edited by A.
Hundred Years Hence, A. By T. Baron Russell. Mc-
Hundredth Century Philosophy. By Charles K.
Incubator Baby, The. By Ellis Parker Butler. Funk
Letters on Evangelism. By Edwin H. Hughes. Jennings & Graham.
Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Reformers:
Looking Forward. By August Cirkel. The Look-
Making of a Merchant, The. By Harlow N. Higin-
Making of Simon Peter, The. By Albert James
Making of the World, The. By Dr. M. Wilhelm
S'Ancrer. By Ibbie Raymond.
School and Its Life, The. By C. B. Gilbert. Silver,
Selections from Addison. By Edward Bliss Reed.
Self-Interpretation of Jesus Christ, The. By G. S.
Sermons of a Buddhist Abbot. By Soyen Shaku.
Some Ideals of Alfred Tennyson. By William Clark
Viscous versus the Granular Theory of Glacial Mo-
Walt Whitman: A Study. By John Addington Sy-
What Marjorie Saw Abroad. By Mrs. David Gamble Murrell. Neale Publishing Company, Washington.
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A NEW PORTRAIT OF MR. WILLIAM T. STEAD, TAKEN IN NEW YORK.
(Mr. Stead came from London last month, as one of Mr. Andrew Carnegie's guests, to attend the opening of the Carnegie Institute at Pittsburg and to participate in the sessions of the peace congress at New York. He is speaking in different cities of the United States and Canada, on the progress of arbitration and the peace movement, and returns to England this month.)
REVIEW OF REVIEWS
NEW YORK, MAY, 1907.
THE PROGRESS OF THE WORLD.
President Roosevelt's words and conditions and affairs. There has been no deeds keep him constantly in the disposition on his part at any time to attack forefront of the world's observa- legitimate business interests, or to adopt any tion, and during recent weeks he has been theory of railway-rate regulation that would more than ever, if possible, a conspicuous be detrimental to stockholders. Wall Street figure on the stage of affairs. In a variety is perverse in its determination not to read of ways he has claimed the attention of the what the President says, and to misrepresent press and the community at large, but from his position; but the country as a whole is the New York standpoint he has been most entirely well informed, and no explanation prominent in relation to the great corpora- of any kind is needed as to the nature or extions and their activity in politics. It con- tent of the President's conservatism with retinues to be the impression in Wall Street spect to the rights of property. that the President is seized with a mania for attacking property interests, and that his desire to punish railroad presidents and others high in corporation finance so preys upon his mind that it is breaking his health. The called Harriman controversy, he wrote a President was never in more perfect health long letter by way of criticism of a point in or in better spirits than now, and never more Dr. Cronin's article on "The Doctor in the diversely occupied than during this period Public School," which appeared in the April when he has been thought to be engaged in a crusade against the corporations.
On the very day, as it happened, when the President was supposed to be most occupied with the so
The Central Figure.
For a few days the newspapers were given over to the publication of letters and reports having to do with the relations of the President and Mr. Harriman. There was an attempt to make it appear that the President had asked Mr. Harriman to contribute and solicit large sums of money for Republican campaign purposes in the State of New York. The President took the trouble, on his part, to show that nothing of this kind had happened, and the people of the country were entirely ready to believe Mr. Roosevelt's statements. Influential men of all callings and professions have been welcomed at the White House by Mr. Roosevelt, as by his predecessors in the Presidential office. Railroad presidents, labor leaders, Wall-Street bankers, Western and Southern business men, have all been invited there, and have all contributed to the