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“You propose treason-what stands to challenge in her voice. "True love you for-treason-and talk of honesty." marches with true deeds. See, CapIn spite of herself her voice grew quick tain Hurst, you think your battle is and eager. "Suppose I stooped to bar- with Mr. Blair of Blair. It is with me. gain with you, Captain Hurst? Each Mr. Blair is in the house, or he is not. time that I looked at you I should Find him." think, "Here is a traitor! Each time She was gone, and the red dawn that we broke bread together I should sweeping through the doorway seemed be eating tainted food. No, sir! Your full of menace to the Captain. He cause is a poor thing at the best, but had lost Barbara. He had forfeited you might at least be loyal to it." his honor, He would lose Blair
Hurst saw his well-planned scheme himself, so some sullen whisper told as so much madness now. Barbara him. had not spared him. Not only had "My God, I have lost her!" be she treated his suit as an impertinence; muttered. she had shown bim, too, the meapness Full day came up in triumph across of this bargain which he had tried to the wintry moor. And Hurst stood make with her.
at the door, looking with wild eyes “It was for love of you-for love of across the stern and loyal hills. They, you," he stammered, passing a band like Barbara, stood firm; while he was across his eyes.
an outcast, stripped of every rag that "No!" Again there was a clear, cold might have clothed his shame. The Cornbill Magazine. (To be concluded.)
By a Sceptic.
[It is often difficult to avoid circum- the housemaid does not possess this stances which involve a septic touch. elementary chemical knowledge, deWhat assurance is there of the cleanli
cline to wash at all, and have an airness of the glass at refreshments bars;
bath. of the knife and fork at the café!
2. Use a What filth may linger in the chinks of
new tooth-brush, or else the coin of the realm; what objection
have a fresh set of false teeth, each able dirt may be left on the door ban- day-whichever you think is less dle?—The Lancet.)
3. Do your hair with your fingersAfter the repeated shocks which our brushes and combs are simply deadly respected contemporary has lately been bacillus-traps. dealing to the nerves of its readers, we 4. Keep your soap, sponge and shav. think it necessary to draw up a few ing tackle under an air-pump, to choke simple hygienic memoranda for public off the microbes. and domestic guidance.
5. Stop in bed. On Rising in the Morning.
On Taking Breakfast. 1. Don't take the water in, unless 1. Don't read your letters or newsyou are sure it has been distilled, papers until they have been baked, treated with barium chloride and per- saturated with a disinfectant, and put manganate of potassium, and redistilled through the mangle. The Postmasterover K H So, to fix any ammonia. If General is most careless in these respects. Bills and circulars should 4. Stay, if possible, at home. be promptly sent into unlimited On Lunching at a Café. quarantine.
1. Demand an interview with the 2. Refrain from eating any bacon, proprietor and inquire if he has a clean fish, kidneys, &c., over which the Pub. bill of health. lic Analyst has not beld an inquest, or 2. Request to be shewn over the eggs that have not been sat upon by kitchen (using, of course, an asceptic the Coroner.
respirator), and satisfy yourself that 3. Keep your mouth closed through nothing tinned is to be found in the out the meal.
3. Having thus filled up the luncheon On Going to Business.
hour, if necessary at various eating1. Refuse all change that may be of- houses, postpone your repast until your fered you by booking-clerks or ticket- return to your own asceptic dinnercollectors; if you do not care to lose table, by which time you will have lost such sums, insist on having newly. such appetite as you may have bad. minted coins banded you, wrapped up On Taking a Holiday. in sterilized cotton-wool.
1. See that the district you select is 2. Don't open any carriage door your- thoroughly deodorized, deterged, and self but send for a properly certificated denuded of germs against your arrival. Hospital Nurse to perform this risky 2. Travel thither by balloon, having operation.
previously sent your obituary notice to 3. If you must go to a refreshment the papers, and bar, take your own ilter, glass ware 3. Drop into the sea. If this doesn't and crockery with you, also assorted cure you of any septic tendencies, we repartees to any comments made by fear nothing ever will. the barmaid.
BOOKS AND AUTHORS.
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. announce Randall Parrish “Bob Hampton of for early publication a volume which Placer," which, like the author's preshould throw light upon the interest- vious romances, finds its theme in ing problems presented by the awak- American history. The annihilation of ening of the Far East. The book is en- Custer's regiment by the Sioux is the titled “The Spirit of the Orient" and climax of this story. the author is Professor George William Knox, who lived in the East for Little, Brown & Co. announce for many years.
early publication a new Japanese ro
mance by Sidney McCall, “The Dragon A. C. McClurg & Co. are to publish Painter": a "Handbook of Polar Disthis fall “Ridolfo: The Coming of the coveries” by General Greeley; a new Dawn". an Italian romance of the story for girls by Anna Chapin Ray, fourteenth century, written by Egerton “Janet,” which has Quebec for a backR. Williams, Jr.: a novel of modern ground; a new library edition of Plusociety life; "The Day's Journey" by tarch's Lives, Essays and Miscellanies; Miss Netta Syrett: and a new story by a second book of fables by Laura E. Richards; and a romance of old Que- generally supposed to be the first of bec entitled "In Treaty with Honor," Americans to enter Japan. Mrs. by Mary Catherine Crowley.
Dye has long been aware of the facts
in McDonald's unusual career, having The Athenæum prints the following obtained them largely from his own curious note:
lips; but she deferred publication until Some ten years ago, on the publica
his papers finally reposed in her hands. tion of Mrs. Oliphant's “Life of Lau- It will be remembered that the hero of rence Oliphant,” interest was stimu- this new book entered largely into her lated in one of the most extraordinary
story of “McLoughlin and Old Ore mystics of modern times, Thomas Lake
gon," to which this later volume is in Harris. By his followers he was regarded as a propbet, almost as a Mes
a sense a sequel. siah; by others he was denounced as a charlatan. Soon after the contro
Commenting with warm appreciation versy excited by Mrs. Oliphants' vol
the Rev. Samuel McChord ume bad subsided Mr. Harris an
Crother's "The Gentle Reader" The nounced that he had discovered the secret of immortality by the inspiration
Academy remarks: of "The Divine Breath." His religion became one directly associated with the
From America we receive more books tight against physical death, and some
of such essays or papers than come strength was given to his arguments by
from all the English publishers. The a sort of rejuvenation which took place
reason possibly is that, since there are in his own body. Mr. Harris, however,
more readers and writers in America died on March 23rd last, a fact which
than in England, therefore there are has been kept very secret hitherto. His
more examples of each different kind biographer will probably be Mr. Edwin
of book. But the essay, or the occaMarkham, the poet, who in the mean- sional paper, is becoming rarer and time is preparing a volume of selections rarer in England. The essayist lafrom Mr. Harris's writings. Other bors, of course, under a great disadmembers of the community are arrang- vantage. Steele, Hazlitt, Stevenson, ing for reminiscences and experiences. one or another is sure to be thrown
in his teeth by the reviewers, just as Mrs. Eva Emery Dye finds new ma- it used to be the foolish fashion to terial for a romantic biography in the
tell a minor poet that he was not a
Milton. But the novelist labors under annals of Oregon, in a volume called
the same burden: Fielding, Scott and from its hero's name, "McDonald of
Thackeray have lived and written; Oregon: A Tale of Two Shores," which
and the thought does not deter the A. C. McClurg & Co. are about to pub- novelist. The dearth of essays is lish.
The chance casting away of a probably due to the prevalence of fic. party of Japanese on the Oregon coast
tion. The stimulus or the sedative,
doctors tell us, must be increased, if many years ago inspired McDonald, a
it is to preserve its efficacity. The fully historical personage, to enact a
palate enured to chilis finds no faror similar drama in his own proper self
And the taste with the characters and continents re
formed on novels, the hottest and versed. Landing on the shores of strongest kindest of mental food, finds Japan he was passed from governor to
the essay insipid. So far as the ingovernor until he reached the capital.
terpretation of life goes, we are ready There he was permitted to establish a
to believe that a novel-a good novel
gives more of it than an equally good school, and it was actually his pupils
essay; but we may be permitted a sigh who acted as interpreters during the
for the disappearance of a peculiarly negotiations with Commodore Perry, pleasant form of literary art.
No. 3247 Sept. 29, 1906.
QUARTERLY REVIEW 771
King. Chapter XXXIII. Mr. Healy Wears a White Flower.
MONTHLY REVIEW 782
Ву Halliwell Sutcliffe. (Conclusion.) CORNHILL MAGAZINE 801 The Church of the Georges. By the Dean of Ely
SPEAKER 811 Mr. Roosevelt's Orthography
SPECTATOR 814 Celtic Poetry and Legend
LONDON TIMES 816
770 Afterwards. By Eastwood Kidson
ACADEMY 770 The Mystic, By Lucy Lyttleton
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