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Readers of the Magazine will recall with in- est qualifié pour traiter d'un sujet aussi complexe. terest the remarkable pictures of Indians by Remontant aux sources mêmes de la nation Edward S. Curtis, and will welcome another américaine en Angleterre, en France et en Holgroup accompanying an article by him that will lande, il étudiera les influences qui ont aidé le appear in the February number. In writing of developpement du génie americain, il suivra la "The Indians of the Stone Houses,” he describes trace de ce génie dans la littérature en s'arrêtant the homes and the people of the great South- à loisir sur les grands écrivains du XIXe siècle, west; the tribes who for years beyond any positive en indiquant les tendances des écoles de ces record have dwelt in Ari

derniers temps. Sans trop zona and in New Mexico,

sortir de son cadre, le and that represent in the

conférencier étudiera le minds of many students the

mouvement d'éducation oldest civilization of our

sociale qui, selon lui, semcontinent. Away back in

ble placer le peuple amérithe sixteenth century the

cain en face des problèmes early Spanish explorers

particuliers qu'il a eus à marvelled at the civiliza

résoudre ou qu'il est appelé tion and the wonderful

à solutionner.” cliff-dwellings of these

Some of the topics which desert tribes. They have

Dr. van Dyke will take lived for centuries pre

up are: “The Soul of a serving their own customs,

People”; “Self-Reliance ceremonies and religious

and the Republic”; “Fair beliefs, and though to

Play and Democracy”; day most of them have

“Will Power, Work and embraced Christianity,

Wealth”; “Common Orthey still revere their old

der and Social Co-operagods, and paganism goes

tion”; “Personal Develhand in hand with the new

opment and Education.” worship.

A cablegram from P. is to the New York Times

gave the following account Edward S. Curtis

of the impression created Henry van Dyke, who

by the first lecture: will contribute a poem on Milton to the Feb- “Dr. Henry van Dyke of Princeton Univeruary number, is now in Paris delivering the sity, who succeeded Prof. Baker of Harvard as lyde Lectures before the Sorbonne, a course the Hyde lecturer at the Sorbonne, opened his ounded some years ago for the purpose of series of lectures this evening before a brilliant stablishing a better understanding between audience, which included, in addition to the he people of France and America. Previous student body, many of the most prominent Imerican lecturers have been Professor Bar- Americans in Paris and distinguished French litett W endell, Professor George Santayana, Pro erary men. SSOS Archibald Carey Coolidge, and Professor “Dr. van Dyke outlined the scheme of his

B. Baker. The general subject of Dr. van lectures, the general theme of which is “The yke's lectures is “The Spirit of America," Spirit of America. His subject to-night was nd the following announcement, taken from a “The Soul of a People.' ttle booklet in French sent out by the Sorbonne, "He said that, in order to understand the ves an interesuing summary of their purpose: American people, it was necessary to study their « Orateur, littérateur, poète, le conférencier origin and to ascertain from what blending of English, Dutch, and French, Americans acquired their characteristics and ideals. He declared that the National traits of self-reliance, democracy, religious tolerance, and energy, which have dominated the development of America and which still control and impel American life, were bred before the Revolution.”

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collection are a number of examples chosen from the Royal Museum at Berlin and lent by the special permission of His Majesty the Emperor.

A reading of the first chapters of Thomas Nelson Page's “John Marvel, Assistant,” suggests possibilities for the development of a story of the widest interest. The narrator (the story is told in the first person), John Marvel, and Wolffert, the young Jew with his high ideals and intense consciousness of the prejudice against his race, are characters that arrest the attention and enlist the sympathies.

This is a story of no section; the background is national, and it will deal with the lives and thoughts of those who are representative of the whole country. The story has a note of seriousness, a sympathy and understanding of life with its increasing difficulties in these modern days of striking contrasts between wealth and poverty, and an irresistible charm of manner in the telling

The anonymous author of the articles on “England and the English from an American Point of View," whose First Impressions are given in this number, will answer in February the question, “Who Are the English?" He traces them back to beginnings, and dwells upon the qualities that have made them what they are, and upon the remarkable fact that the English to-day dominate more than one-fifth of the world's surface and twenty-two per cent. of its inhabitants.

His comments upon the origins of a number of the titles to nobility will be read with much interest. “The House of Lords," he says, "is the most democratic institution in England."

There is no lack of appreciation of the great qualities of the nation, and no one can overlook the writer's evident spirit of fairness and desire to find the truth in fact. Many of the statements he makes in the second paper will be quite 3 much of a surprise, no doubt, to a very large number of English readers as to the world at large.

It wasn't so many years ago that the young American art student who sought a European Baudelaire, the French poet and critic and training went almost as a matter of course to translator of Poe, was the occasion for as mans, Munich or Düsseldorf. The schools there have stories and controversies over his life as the left their impress upon the work of some of the author of “The Raven" himself. He was to best-known American painters, and at the ex- say the least, unconventional, and it was cah hibitions you may hear the knowing ones point natural that there should have gathered about ing out the Munich or Düsseldorf peculiarities. his fame a number of stories that German art has always been very individual and purely legendary. James Huneker write d essentially a reflection of the nation's tempera- “The Baudelaire Legend” in the Febru ment and philosophy. Art and the theory of Art number, and gives a most interesting imas have developed side by side, and German liter- sion of the real Baudelaire, and of his a ature is rich in books devoted to the elucidation In many ways his life suggests a parallel to 1 of the philosophy of asthetics in general. The of Poe. World's Fair at Chicago helped to make modern “As long ago as 1869 and in our "barhe German art better known, and the work of gas-lit country,' as Baudelaire named the Menzel and Lenbach, to name no others, has had of Poe, an unsigned review appeared in the widest influence and been recognized as be- this poet was described as 'unique and as id longing to really great art. In the February esting as Hamlet. He is that rare and unda number Christian Brinton will write of “German being, a genuine poet-a poet in the me Painting of To-day.” The article will be things that have disordered his spiritespecially interesting and timely in consideration excessively developed in his taste for an! of the forthcoming exhibition of German Art at beauty . . . very responsive to the ideal, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and in greedy of sensation. A better descripti Chicago and Boston. This exhibition, in which Baudelaire does not exist. The Hamlet will be included some one hundred and twenty- tive, particularly, is one that sounded throur five paintings and about thirty sculptures, will out the disordered symphony of the pod) be thoroughly representative. Included in the life.”

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