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THE NEW BOOKS.
Among the new books that appeal to the amateur gardener, one of the most exhaustive is "The American Horticultural Manual," Part I., by Prof. J. L. Budd, of the Iowa State College of Agriculture, assisted by Prof. N. E. Hansen, of the South Dakota Agricultural College (New York: John Wiley & Sons). This work comprises a full statement of the leading principles and practices connected with the propagation, culture, and improvement of fruits, nuts, ornamental trees, shrubs, and plants. It is illustrated by more than one hundred figures and explanatory designs.
Of English gardening lore there is a full supply in John Lane's numerous publications adapted particu larly to the wants of English country gentlemen, the latest of which is entitled "In My Vicarage Garden and Elsewhere," by the Rev. Henry N. Ellacombe.
"Content in a Garden" is the title of a beautifully printed volume of essays and botanical studies by Candace Wheeler (Houghton, Mifflin & Co.). The marginal decorations of the volume are supplied by Dora Wheeler Keith. In the main the book is a pleasant description of a garden in the Catskill Mountains, where the writer delights to attempt the interpretation of the thoughts and feelings which she fancifully attributes to all her flowers.
Mr. James H. Emerton indulges in the fond hope that his book on "The Common Spiders of the United States" (Ginn & Co.) will help to lessen the popular prejudice against spiders, and lead the public into some such acquaintance with these insects as is now enjoyed by many students with birds and butterflies. Mr. Emerton states that in the neighborhood of any city in this country there are at least three or four hundred species of spiders, and that thus far there have been very few collections made. Mr. Emerton describes in this book only those species that are well known and have been described before. He omits all rare and doubtful species. The book is illustrated from drawings and photographs made by the author, who has been an enthusiastic collector for many years.
Two excellent school readers, which will do much to encourage nature study in this country have recently come to hand-"Seaside and Wayside," No. 3, by Julia McNair Wright (Boston: D. C. Heath & Co.), and "Trees in Prose and Poetry," by Gertrude L. Stone and M. Grace Fickett (Ginn & Co.).
BOOKS OF TRAVEL AND DESCRIPTION.
For a full and up-to-date account of the extension of Russia's influence in northern Asia we are indebted to Prof. George Frederick Wright, of Oberlin College, whose two-volume work on "Asiatic Russia" has just appeared (McClure, Phillips & Co.). An article by Professor Wright, on "The Russian Problem in Manchuria," appeared in the REVIEW OF REVIEWS for July, 1941, and formed an important contribution to our knowledge of present-day conditions in the far East
from the American point of view. As Dr. Wright is a geologist, it was natural that in the extended journey which he made through the region described two years ago he should have an eye primarily for the physical conditions of the country. Dr. Wright is, however, a student of people as well as of rocks and water-courses, and his views of the modern development of this wonderful land are extremely interesting to the sociologist. As our readers may have gathered from Dr. Wright's REVIEW article, to which reference has already been made, his predilections toward the Russian administration are favorable rather than otherwise. His grounds for this belief are well set forth in his chapters on social, economic, and political conditions in the present volume. While his account of the various features of the Russian occupation of Siberia is full of information, much of which has never before been accessible to American readers, there are also interesting chapters on the geological history, the climate, and the flora and fauna of the land. Altogether these two volumes sum up the impressions of an exceptionally shrewd observer of political and social conditions as affected by physical environment.
"Highways and Byways in Hertfordshire," by Herbert W. Tompkins (Macmillan), is a volume well packed with minute information about a region of England comparatively little known to the traveler from other lands. Like other books in the same series to which we have made allusion from time to time in these pages, this new volume is a combination of the better class of guide-books, with a condensation of local history of the highest order. We can hardly imagine the time when such books will be written about any portion of the United States; but in a country like England, rich in historical associations, they fill a distinct niche. The illustrations for the present volume were furnished by Mr. Frederick L. Griggs.
"The World's Shrine" is the title chosen by Virginia W. Johnson for her sketch of Lake Como (New York: A. S. Barnes & Co.). In her description of this beautiful Italian lake the writer traces some of its historical associations, especially those connected with the life of the younger Pliny on the shores of Como.
Hilaire Belloc's "The Path to Rome" (Longmans) may perhaps be counted as a book of travel, although the most cursory examination leads one to conclude that that was not the author's primary purpose. There is in the story, however, a suggestion, at least, of actual journeyings, and for lack of any definite basis of classification we may group the book among the travel tales. To those disposed to take the author seriously,-as he himself does not,-we may say that the journeyings began at Toul on the Moselle, and ended at Rome. The tedious portions of the way are enlivened by the writer's inexhaustible fund of song and story, and the individuality of his style so enchains the reader's attention that the work's deficiencies as a guide-book are soon forgotten.
INDEX TO PERIODICALS.
Unless otherwise specified, all references are to the July numbers of periodicals.
Abitibi Fur Brigade, A. Heming, Scrib.
Actors' Church Alliance, G. W. Shinn, Arena.
Agnosticism: A Comment on Criticism, G. Forester, West.
Air-Ships, Some Vegetable, A. J. Grout, Harp.
America, Certain Aspects of, H. D. Sedgwick, Jr., Atlant.
Animal Messmates and Confederates, R. I. Pocock, PMM.
Aran Isles, Trip to the, M. J. Simpson, LeisH.
Architectural Art, A. D. F. Hamlin, Forum.
Roman Catholic Church Architecture, L. Gorman, Cath.
Athletics, Relation of, to Art, R. H. Perry, O.
Bengal, Mafassal Law Courts of, A. T. Sibbald, GBag.
Bible, English, American Revision of the, E. Gould, NC.
Biblical Law: The Position of Women, D. W. Amram,
Bibliomania, A. L. Lang, Corn.
Birds, A Talk on, W. E. D. Scott, Out.
Birds: How They Protect Themselves, N. Blanchan, LHJ.
Birds: Strange Experiences of a Blue Jay Family, F. M.
Books, Elizabethan Dedications of, E. Gosse, Harp.
Breathing, Art of, R. T. McKenzie, O.
Brieux, Eugène, Plays of, G. P. Baker, Atlant.
California, the Right Hand of the Continent-II., C. F. Lum-
Camper, Amateur, Some Hints for the, E. T. Keyser, CLA.
Camping, Chat About, E. Sandys, O.
Canaan in the Fifteenth Century B.C., L. B. Paton, Bib.
Cape Nome, Gold Sands of, A. L. Queneau, Eng.
Carnegie, Andrew, C. S. Gleed, Cos.
Carnegie, Andrew: His "Empire of Business," M. W. Hazel-
Cascade Mountains, Three Months' Outing in the-II., J. E.
Catacombs, Story of the, J. F. Mullany, Ros.
Cathedrals, Ancient, of Scotland-III., M. Barrett, ACQR.
Chautauqua Literature, Recent, Makers of. Chaut.
Dunton, Dial, June 16.
INDEX TO PERIODICALS.
Christian Science, Growth of, J. D. Miller, Era.
Coal Mines and Mining, Anthracite, Rosamond D. Rhone,
Coal Mining Industry, Organization of the, C. Benoist, RDM,
Coal Strike and the Public, G. Gunton, Gunt.
Coal Strike, General View of the, T. Williams, AMRR.
Colonies, American, England and the, H. L. Osgood, PSQ.
Columbus, Story of the Ashes of, W. H. Gleadell, PMM.
Constantinople, Memories of, B. Odescalchi, NA, June 1.
Country Clubs, American, F. S. Arnett, Mun.
Courts, Juvenile, Mrs. E. E. Williamson, A. M. Beitler, and
Cramps, Craft, T. Hopkins, LeisH.
Creation-Story of Genesis I., H. Radau, Mon.
Cricket for Ladies, Edith Thompson, Cass.
Cuba, The Administration and, G. Gunton, Gunt.
Dante and Beatrice, R. Le Gallienne, Cos.
Dante's Conception of the Beatific Vision, F. de Capitain,
Factory Legislation and Inspection in the United States,
Financial Legislation, Inertia of Congress Respecting,
Finland, Ruseification of, T. Giordana, RasN, June 1.
Ford, Paul Leicester, as Bibliographer and Historian, V. H.
Forests, American Private, O. W. Price, Harp.
Assembly of Bordeaux, 1871, A. Bertrand, BU.
Crime During the Nineteenth Century, J. Signorel, RPP,
Military Life in France, A. Veuglaire, BU.
Poetry and Music in France, C. Mauclair, Revue, July 1.
Sea Ports of France, C. Lenthéric, RDM, June 15 and July 1.
Universities, Popular, H. Mackenzie, Temp; E. Kahn,
Francescas, The Three, Edith Wharton, NAR.
Free-Will and Physiological Psychology, W. H. Johnson,
Dante's Ideal of Patria, A. Galassini, RasN, June 1.
Declaration of Independence, Homes of the Signers of the,
Development of the Individual and the Race, W. L. Gladish,
Disasters, The World's Great, C. B. Taylor, Ev.
Dogs, Breeding and Showing of, by Women, Lillian C. Moe-
Domestic Finance, Experiment in, J. H. Canfield, Cos.
Drama, Bases of the, Marguerite Merington, Bkman.
Dumas, Alexandre, the Elder, G. K. Chesterton, Bkman;
Dvorák, Anton, Work of, D. G. Mason, Out.
Economics for Business Men, JPEcon, June.
Cannibals, Educational Experiment with, S. P. Verner,
French Revolution, Rationale of the, R. D. Hunt, MRNY.
Garden, Japanese, in America, C. H. Townsend and E. C. B.
Garibaldi, Victor Emanuel and, P. Valle, NA, June 1.
China, Conduct of German Troops in, A. Herbert, Contem.
Empire as Made in Germany, H. Reade, West.
England: What Is She Worth to Germany? Deut, June.
Germany as a World Power, W. von Schierbrand, Forum.
Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, Crit.
Egypt, Agrarian Loan-Banks in, M. Ferraris, NA, June 1.
Electric Railway Traction, J. Trochia, RasN, June 1.
Elephant, White, Grandeur and Decadence of the, H. de
Elliott, Maxine, E. F. Edgett, FrL.
England: see Great Britain.
Evolutionary Method and Morality-II., J. Dewey, Phil.
Factory Office as a Productive Department-IV., K. Fal
Golf Greens of London, G. G. Smith, Cas 3.
Great Britain: see also South Africa.
America, English Policy Toward, in 1790-1791, AHR.
Anti-National Party During the Great War with France,
Coronation Ceremony, Duke of Argyll, and C. Brown, FrL.
Coronation, The Empire and the, Fort.
Cruisers and Commerce Protection, E. R. Fremantle,
Education Bill, Duke of Northumberland, NatR.
Free-Trade Nation, How to Ruin a, J. B. Crozier, Fort.
Navy, British, German View of the, E. T. Meyer, Contem.
Parish, English, What Happened to the, Sidney and Bea-
Protection, England and, Y. Guyot, Contem.
South African Peace, the Coronation, and the British Out-
Trade and the New World, MonR.
Greek in the Twentieth Century, F. Collard, RGen, June.
Martinique: see West Indies,
Maskinonge and Bass Fishing, F. M. Ivis, Can.
Methuen, Massachusetts, The King's Highway in, C. W.
Mexican Empire, Last, W. C. Robinson, ACQR.
Mills, Darius Ogden, S. E. Moffett, Cos.
Guns, Disappearing, in the Defense of Our Seaports, J. W.
Hale, Nathan, Country of, F. Sackett, Era.
Heinze, F. Augustus-Copper King, R. Harlowe, Ains.
Hewlett, Maurice, H. T. Baker, MRNY.
Historians, Some Living American, H. M. Stephens, WW. "Hooliganism," How to Put Down, R. Anderson, NineC. Horse Racing in Canada, F. Nelson, Can.
Horses as a Luxury of the Millionaires, A. Sangree, Ains.
Ibex on the Red Sea Coast, C. E. Eldred, Bad.
Ibsen and Maeterlinck, Struggle Between the Soul and the
Idealism, Optimistic Implications of, J. D. Logan, IJE.
Immigration's Menace to the National Health, T. V. Powderly, NAR.
Immortality from the Christian Standpoint, Emma M. Caillard, Contem.
Imperialism: Its Spirit and Tendency, J. G. Godard, West.
Inquisition in Northern France, Beginnings of,-II., C. H.
Intuitionism and Teleology, F. Thilly, IJE.
Islamic Libraries, K. Bukhsh, NineC.
Isthmian Canal: Why Is It Not Built? L. M. Haupt, NAR. Italy: Agrarian Banks and Sicilian Peasants, Duca di Cesaro, RasN, June 1.
Italy, Coasts of, E. Oberti, RasN, June 1.
Italy, Emigration from, A. Bodio, NA, June 1.
Japan, Workingman in, M. Dumoret, YM.
Joachim, a Forerunner of St. Francis of Assisi, Miss G. E.
Johnston, Sir Harry: The Man and His Book, W. T. Stead,
Journalism, Modern, Ethics of, C. B. Connolly, Cath.
Kitchener, Lord, the Man of the Hour, T. W. Williams,
Klondike, Gold Mining in, H. A. Miers, PopS.
Lace Industry in Belgium, P. Verhaegen, RefS, June 1 and 16.
Lawn Tennis, Recent American Development in, J. P.
Leibnitz and the Nineteenth Century, W. H. Kent, ACQR. Lenox (Massachusetts) in Literature, R. de W. Mallary, Crit.
Literature, American, Beginnings of, G. E. Woodberry, Harp.
Literature, English Pastoral, L. Antheunis, RGen, June.
London, Port of, Earl Egerton, NineC.
London, Transportation Improvements in, W. H. Y. Webber,
Lowell, James Russell, Religion of the Scholar-Poet, G. M. Hammell, MRNY.
Lying, Psychology of, C. Melinand, Revue, June 15.
Macon, Nathaniel, in Southern History, W. E. Dodd, AHR.
Backward Movements of Our Times, A. T. Pierson, MisR. Christianity and Other Religions, R. E. Speer, MisR.
Gucheng, Story of, S. McFarlane, MisR.
Hawaii and the Japanese, D. Scudder, MisH.
Home Missions, One Hundred Years of, C. L. Thompson, and T. Roosevelt, MisR.
Hospitals, Memorial, in the Orient, Mrs. J. T. Gracey, MisR.
India, Christian Literature for, J. P. Jones, MisR.
Thomas, Wilhelm, the Apostle of Nias, B. Hitjer, MisR. Monroe Doctrine, John Quincy Adams and the, W. C. Ford, AHR.
Mormonism, Study of-II., G. R. Lunn, Bibs.
Municipal Lighting in Massachusetts, A. D. Adams, PSQ, June.
Nantucket: Whale Oil and Spermaceti, Mary E. Starbuck, NEng.
Napier, Sir William, D. Hannay, Mac.
Napoleon and the Popular Drama, M. Albert, RPar, June 15 Napoleon, Prince Louis, and the Nicaragua Canal, Sara Y. Stevenson, Cent.
Natural Selection? What About, J. B. Johnston, Contem.
Negro, Another View of the, A. Sledd, Atlant.
New South Wales, Aborigines of, A. Graham, MisR.
New York, Literary Landmarks of, C. Hemstreet, Crit.
New Zealand, Coming Fight for Prohibition in, F. W. Isitt,
Nome, Alaska, Fourth of July at, Josephine V. Scroggs.Over.
Packers, The Public and the, NatM.
Pampas Plumes, A. Inkersley, Str.
Panama Route for a Ship Canal, W. H. Burr, PopS.
Paper-Chasing in India, D. Fraser, Bad.
Paris: The Bois de Boulogne, B. De S. Lias, Cath.
Pastor in His Study, W. H. Mayhew, NC. Pater, Walter, E. Dowden, Atlant.
Patten's Theory of Prosperity, A. S. Johnson, PSQ, June. Paul, Social Teaching of -VI., S. Mathews, Bib. Pennsylvania Germans, Lucy F. Bittinger, NEng. Philippines:
Cruelties, American, L. de Norvins, Revue, July 1.
Island Republic for the Filipinos, P. MacQueen, NatM.
Race Prejudice in the Philippines, J. A. Le Roy, Atlant
Phillips, Stephen, Poetry of, C. L. Thomson, YM.
Architectural Photography-VII., H. C. Delery, PhoT.
Dogs, Photographing, G. Oliver, WPM, June.
Lens, The Universal, G. Stratton-Porter, PhoT. Mirror, The Aid of a, W. J. Rote, WPM, June,
Political Outlook, Present, E. Pomeroy, Arena.
Politics, American, H. L. West, Forum.
Polo, L. Lambart, Bad.
Pony, Plea for the, J. Burns, CLA.
Porto Rico, Two Years' Legislation in, W. F. Willoughby,
Postal System, Defects and Abuses in Our-II., H. A. Castle,
Powder-Horns, Historical Military, G. Thompson, AMonM,
President's Business Office at the White House, W. Faw-
Princeton in the Nation's Service, W. Wilson, PopS.
Prussia, Public Debt of, A. Wagner, NAR.
Queensland, Cheerful View of, Lord Lamington, RRM,
Race Differences, Views of Dr. Rizal Upon, PopS.
Railway Signalling, Revolution in, H. G. Archer, PMM.
Rest and Fatigue, G. S. Hall, Ains.
Resurrection 3000-4000 B.C. and the Old Testament, H. Os-
Revival Services, R. Q. Mallard, Hom.
Rhodes, Cecil J., J. B. Walker, Cos; H. Cust, NAR.
Roses, Martha McCulloch-Williams, FrL.
Ruskin, John, Debt of the Christian World to, J. F. Bon-
Ruskin, John, Memorials of, Katherine Hoffman, Mun.
St. Albans, England, Visit to, H. Pope, Cath.
St. Augustine, Conversion of, J. McCabe, IJE.
St. Francis of Assisi, J. Goddard, NC.
St. Vincent: see West Indies.
Sailing, W. J. Henderson, Atlant.
Salmon, Sacramento, Natural History of the, C. Rutter,
Salmon Fishing, Delights of, C. Hallock, Ev.
Santos-Dumont, Over-Sea Experiments of, S. Heilig, McCl.
Scholars of the Cloister: A Defense, A. H. Lloyd, IJE.
Science and Religion, Reaction Between, F. W. Sardeson,
Science, Applied, H. H. Suplee, Forum,
Atlantic Shipping Trust, O. Eitzbacher, Contem.
Shipping Combine, P. de Rousiers, RPar, June 15.
Ships of the Sea, Our, J. R. Spears, Out.
Shop, Money-Making Management for the-V I., C. U. Car-
Side-Shows of the Past, J. Nix, Str.
Slavery in English Countries, C. Dilke and J. A. Pease,
Sleep, The Realm of, N. Boyce, Ains.
Snake, Common Garter, Color Variations of the, E. C. Eckel,
South Africa: see also Great Britain.
British Army, Impressions of the, USM.
Cape Constitution, Suspension of the, A. Wilmot and Dr.
Cause of the War-III., W. D. Macgregor, West.
Natal Battlefields, Visit to the, USM.
Peace in South Africa, E. Tallichet. BU; Black; M. J.
South America, Pioneer Farming in, Cham
South, New, Rare Opportunity of the, H. Robbins, Gunt.
Stars and Stripes a Boston Idea, G. J. Varney, NEng.
Stoking, Mechanical, Economy of, W. W. Christie, Eng.
Strikes and the Public Welfare, J. Handiboe, NAR.
Taine, Youth of-I., A. Chevrillon, RPar, July 1.
Temperance Movement, Next Step in the, D. D. Thompson,
Theaters, National, The Case for, W. Archer, Mon R.
Theatrical Disguise, Art of, S. Dark, Cass.
Theism, Epistemological Argument for, E. H. Griffin, PRR.
Thrones of the World, P. Brooklyn, Cass.
Time, Metaphysics of, W. Smith, Phil.
Tolstoy, Count Leo, A Nearer View of, Mrs. E. E. Evans, OC.
Trains, American and German High-Speed, G. G. Tunell,
Tramps, Sign Language of, V. Pitkethley, Str.
Trapper, Story of the V., The Buffalo Runners, Agnes C.
Trolley-Park, The, D. A. Willey, Cos.
Trusts and Combinations, Opposition to, BankNY.
Trusts and Industrial Combinations, Origin of, C. Cornélis-
Tuberculosis Question, M. Benedikt, SocS.
Volcano Systems of the Western Hemisphere, R. T. Hill,
Volcanoes, World's, M. Tindal, Pear.
War, Modern, Offensive Tactics in, A. W. A. Pollock, USM.
Washington in Fiction, F. W. Carruth, Bkman.
Martinique, Volcanic Disaster in, E. S. Scott, Cos; C. E.
Wheat, Argentine and North American, Freight Rates on,
White House, Social Life at the, Anne H. Wharton, Era.