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conjunctions, readers who learned grammar in little red schoolhouses may need to be informed, are conjunctions by which one thought or idea is inferred or proved from another. In the sentence, “He was found guilty and therefore hanged," therefore" is illative.

The book is interesting as an example of the extent to which preciosity in the study of language may be carried. But why confuse the pupil's understanding of the simple principles of English composition by an over-elaborate terminology ? How will a knowledge of illative conjunctions help in the preparation of another Gettysburg address or

a reply to Hayne ? – New York World.

0. Henry. Harry P. Steger. World's Work for June.

ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE. Author (Lon. don ) ( 18 c. ) for May.

CLASSICAL AND ROMANTIC LITERATURE. Comments on Goethe's poem, Nature and Art.” Illustrated. Paul Carus. Open Court ( 13 c. ) for June.

Sick Room LITERATURE. Medical Times ( 13 c. ) for June.

MARK TWAIN. Illustrated. Archibald Henderson. lurper's Magazine ( 38 c. ) for May.

MARK TWAIN AT STORMFIELD. Albert Bigelow Paine. Harper's Magazine ( 38 c. ) for May.

SHAKESPEARE's “King Henry V." Illustrated. F. Warre Cornish. Harper's Magazine ( 38 c. ) for May.

CREATIVE IMAGINATION IN Man. Editor's Study, Harper's Magazine ( 38 c. ) for May.

THE HUNDRED WORST Books. Samuel McChord Crothers. Atlantic ( 38 c. ) for May.

NEWSPAPERS AS HISTORICAL SOURCES. James Ford Rhodes. Atlantic ( 38 c. ) for May.

THE RHYTHMIC RELATION OF PROSE AND VERSE. Brian Hooker. Forum ( 28 c.) for May.

MARION CRAWFORD. Frederic Taber Cooper. Forum ( 28 c.) for May.

MEMORIES OF AUTHORS. Illustrated. William Winter. Saturday Evening Post ( 8 c.) for May 8.

THE ART OF MRS. ELINOR Lane. Marguerite Tracy. New York Times Saturday Review for May 15.

FACTS ABOUT FRANCIS BACON AND SOME ABOUT SHAKESPEARE. Illustrated. William Leavitt Stod. dard. Collier's ( 13 c. ) for May 15.

On Poetic Diction. Harper's Weekly ( 13 c.) for May 29.

GEORGE MEREDITH. With photographs. Lawrence Gilman. Harper's Weekly ( 13 c. ) for May 29.

LITERARY ARTICLES IN PERIODICALS.

[ For the convenience of readers The Writer will send a copy of any magazine mentioned in the following reference list on receipt of the amount given in parenthesis following the name - the amount being in each case the price of the periodical with three cents postage added. Unless a price is given, the periodical must be ordered from the publication office. Readers who send to the publishers of the periodicals indexed for copies containing the articles mentioned in the list will confer a favor if they will mention The WRITER when they write. ]

NEWS AND NOTES.

WARDOUR-STREET ENGLISH. Thomas RA Louns. bury. Harper's Magazine ( 38 c.) for June.

FORM IN LITERATURE. Editor's Study, Harper's Magazine ( 38 c. ) for June.

THE PROFESSION OF Poet. Richard Le Gallienne. Smart Set ( 28 c.) for June.

Walt WhiTMAN : THE LAST Phase. Elizabeth Leavitt Keller. Putnam's Magazine ( 28 c. ) for June.

JOHN HAY : THE MAKING OF A Great DIPLOMAT. Illustrated. Charles W. Moores. Putnam's Magazine ( 28 c.) for June.

EDWARD GIBBON. James Ford Rhodes. Scribner's ( 28 c.) for June.

THE NOVELS ROBERT HERRICK. W. D. Howells. North American Review ( 38 c. ) for June.

STEVENSON'S PRAYER-BOOK. Richard Burton. North American Review ( 38 c.) for June.

A GROUP OF HARVARD DRAMATISTS. traits of Allan Davis, Percy MacKaye, Edward Brewster Sheldon, William Vaughn Moody. George P. Baker. Harvard Graduates' Magazine ( 78 c. ) for June.

SWINBURNE AND THE SWINBURNIANS. Harry Thurs. ton Peck. Bookman ( 28 c.) for June..

The Best NewsPAPER IN AMERICA. Charles H. Grasty. World's Work for June.

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Mrs. Humphry Ward has gone to Cadanabbia, Lake Como, to work on her Canadian story, which will be ready in the fall.

Mary Barrett Howard, a sketch of whom appeared in the “Writers of the Day" department of the March WRITER, has been chosen as one of the fifty-two American writers to compete for the prizes in the New York Herald short story contest.

The Making of Carlyle,” by R. S. Craig, published by the John Lane Company, is a study of the earlier years of Carlyle's career.

Walter Jerrold, for his biography of Thomas Hood, just published, was able to draw upon much material which was not available to the writers of the “Memorials," and to give a number of letters that have hitherto remained unpublished.

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Andrew Melrose, the London publisher The Metropolitan Opera Company, New who lately gave a 250-guinea prize for the York, has announced that the final date for best first novel sent to him, offers a similar the reception of operas offered for the prize prize for the best novel sent to him, bar competition will be September 15, and that none. The judges of this new contest are after that day no new works will be received. Flora Steele, Mary Cholmondeley, and Mrs. This is the work that is to receive the $10,000 de la Pasture.

award, and to win the prize must be of the The subjects suggested for prize essays

species of opera called grand, and its proon economic subjects to be offered by men duction, with an allowance of ten minutes and women who have not had a college for every intermission included, must not training (class C) in the competition di- last longer than three and one-quarter rected by Professor J. Laurence Laughlin, hours. Full particulars regarding the comof the University of Chicago, the best essay petition may be obtained from the Metroto receive a $500 prize, are as follows: politan Opera Company. (1) The most practicable scheme for begin- Joseph Fort Newton's somewhat belated ning a reduction of the tariff ; (2) The biography, David Swing, Poet-Preacher,” value of government statistics of wages in is published by the Unity Publishing Comthe last ten or fifteen years ; ( 3 ) Oppor- pany, Chicago. tunities for expanding our trade with South

In “Samuel Pepys, Administrator, ObAmerica ; ( 4) The organization of the sta

server, Gossip,” E. Hallam Voorhouse retistical work of the United States ; (5)

minds us that the Diary only covers about Publicity and form of trust accounts. The

nine years in a long and busy life, and that subjects suggested for essays to be offered

a great deal more than it contains can be in the college-student division (classes A

said of a man who rose from poverty to be and B ) of the competition are as follows :

secretary of the navy, president of the Royal (1) The effect of labor unions on inter

Society, and became a celebrated bibliophile. national trade ; (2) The best means of

"Walt Whitman,” by George Rice Carpenraising the wages of the unskilled ; (3) A

ter, is published by the Macmillan Company comparison between the theory and the

in the English Men of Letters Series. *Alactual practice of protectionism in the

most the last work done by Professor CarUnited States ; ( 4) A scheme for an ideal

penter was the completion of this book. He monetary system for the United States ;

disclaimed all intention of writing literary (5) The true relation of the central gov

criticism ; instead he set himself, with symernment to trusts ; (6) How much of J. S.

pathy and impartiality, to state the main Mills' economic system survives ? ; (7) A

facts in Walt Whitman's life and to show central bank as a factor in a financial crisis.

what manner of man the poet was. The contestants in this division are divided into two classes. Class A includes any

“The Letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley,” American without restriction. Class B in

collected and edited by Roger Ingpen, will cludes only those who, at the time of com

be published by the Scribners. The collec

tion embraces about 450 letters, many of peting, are undergraduates of any American

which have never appeared in print, while college. A first prize of $600 and a second

others have only been printed privately. prize of $400 are offered for the best studies

The two volumes will contain forty-two illuspresented by class A ; a first prize of $300

trations. and a second prize of $200 are offered for the best studies presented by class B. Any

E. P. Dutton & Co. announce a work on member of class B, however, may compete

“ The Romantic Movement in English for the prizes of class A. The winning Poetry,” by Arthur Symonds — a series of essays will be published in book form at the

careful individual appraisements of the perdiscretion of the committee.

The papers

sonality and poetry of all the verse-writers are to be handed in by June, 1910.

born within the period from 1720 to 1800.

a

Swinburne's last book, “Three Plays of Ideal Homes is a new monthly published Shakespeare," treats of King Lear," in Boston by the Smith Publishing Com“Othello," and "King Richard II.”

pany, owners of Human Life. Hiram M. Moffat, Yard, & Co., New York, have pub

Green is editor. lished critical

survey of

American Hygiene and Physical Education is a new Verse," by William Bradley Otis. The sub- ' magazine, published by the F. A. Bassette ject is divided into Historical Verse, Re- Company, of Springfield, Mass.

The comligious Verse, Political and Satirical Verse, pany also has a department for publishing Imaginative Verse, and Translation, the books on the general subjects treated in the book, which is not an anthology, containing magazine. much material that has never before been

London is to have a new magazine, dementioned in any history or bibliography of

voted entirely to fiction, published by EveAmerican verse.

leigh Nash, and known as Nash's Magazine. Professor Courthope has finished the sixth An 8,000-word story by Mr. Kipling in the volume of his “History of English Poetry," first number, it is said, will cost Mr. Nash and it will be published in the fall.

$4,500. "An Introduction to Poetry,” for students

A sixteen-page serial supplement is to be

added to Short Stories. Monthly prizes of of English literature, by Raymond Macdonald, Ph.D., is published by Henry Holt

money will be awarded for the cleverest, & Co.

most original description or analysis of the

next installment of the serial. Peyton Dr. Eugen Kuehnemann, for two years

Steger, of Doubleday, Page, & Co., has beGerman exchange professor at Harvard, has

come editor and general manager of the written a study of the life of President Eliot,

magazine. He is still connected with the which the Houghton Mifflin Company has

World's Work and Doubleday, Page, & Co. published.

Short Stories is now published from 133 Appleton's Magazine is merged with

East Sixteenth street. Hampton's Magazine ( New York ), begin(

Albert Brandt, printer and publisher of the ning with the June number.

Arena, has gone into bankruptcy.
Paul Elmer More has succeeded the late
Hammond Lamont as editor of the Nation.

The Outlook has reduced its retail price to

five cents a copy, with the exception of the The Gentleman's Journal, “a man's maga

fourth weekly issue in each month, which is zine to deal with men in their social rela

illustrated and greatly enlarged, and the tions, their costumes, the appointments of

price of which has been raised to fifteen their home, their participation in sports, and

cents. the conduct of their manners as private gentlemen," is a new monthly published by

The New England Magazine has reduced

its price to fifteen cents a copy. the Fairchild Publishing Company, New York.

The old lady who nursed Walt Whitman Vagabondia is a new Chicago monthly

through his last illness up to within a fort"devoted exclusively to literary people."

night or so of his death in March, 1892, gives

in Putnam's for June her recollections of her The Golden West is a new magazine, pub

famous patient. lished at Waterloo, Ia., “for the purpose

Hammond Lamont died in New York of showing to the world the advancement and achievements of American civilization in

May 6, aged forty-five. the Great Interoceanic States that lie be

Mrs. Augusta Evans Wilson died at Motween the headwaters of the Ohio River and bile, Ala., May 9, aged seventy-one. the Rocky Mountains.” Its first issue was George Meredith died at Surrey, Eng., the number for April.

May 18, aged eighty-one.

A MONTHLY MAGAZINE TO INTEREST AND HELP ALL LITERARY WORKERS.

VOL. XXI.

BOSTON, JULY, 1909.

No. 7.

ENTERED AT THE BOSTON POST-OFFICE AS SECOND-CLASS MAIL MATTER

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CONTENTS :

PAGE A STUDY OF EDITORS. A. E. Parker .

97 THE SIGNIFICANCE OF Books. Leila R. Ramsdell. 99 EDITORIAL TALKS WITH CONTRIBUTORS. XXXI.

– By the Editor of the Sketch Book. Arthur
E. Vogel

102 WORDS THAT BURN. Thomas Wentworth Higgin

103 EDITORIAL

106 The New York World's Prize Offer, 106 The Typewiter and Autographs

106 “ NEWSPAPER ENGLISH” EDITED .

107 WRITERS OF THE DAY

107 Anna Sturges Duryea, 107 — Frances Pusey Gooch, 107 — Alta Brunt Sembower, 107 — Lloyd Roberts

108 PERSONAL Gossip About AUTHORS .

108 Thomas Hardy, 108 — George Meredith

108 CURRENT LITERARY Topics

109 George Meredith's Defects, 109 — - Studying the Dictionary

109 LITERARY ARTICLES IN PERIODICALS

109 News AND NOTES

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I sent it to the editor of one such magazine with a little note telling how I came to get the material. It came back with nothing but my own letter inside. I sent it to another. It was returned with merely the printed slip of regrets. I sent it to a third editor, and he figuratively fell on my neck with joy and asked for more of the same kind.

“Now these three magazines were of precisely the same class. My story was exactly as well suited to one as to another. It happened to hit the third editor and not the others, that's all.

“The lack of co-ordination, the sort of blind working at cross purposes in magazine offices, has sometimes impressed me. When I first came to New York I had a little onecolumn story in a certain Saturday evening paper about some people I knew who had photographed wild animals. It was just at the height of the wild-animal-story craze. Wildcats and blacktail deer were roaming through the pages of every magazine.

“The following Monday I received a note from the editor of the evening newspaper which enclosed a letter from the woman editor of a very well-known periodical. This woman editor asked him to give her the name and address of the writer of my little story, which, she was good enough to say, had impressed her very much. I went to see the woman editor with hopes rising high.

She wanted a wild animal story, and was sure froin some things in my story that I could write it for her. I wrote the story and sent it on, with a reminder to the woman

A STUDY OF EDITORS.

Since I came

to New York a greenhorn,” said a woman writer, “I have found a good deal of interest and some innocent amusement in the study of the magazine editor. He was a new species of the human genus to me, and I have tried to understand him.

“In the first place, it is quite useless to say that an article goes entirely on its merits or the nature of the magazine. I once wrote an article on the cuisine of a distant corner of the world where I happened to have spent some time. It was peculiarly adapted to the literary departments of magazines published distinctively for the home woman.

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editor that it was the story she had spoken although no inexperienced writer could have to me about. It came back speedily with a written that article, and asked him to subletter from a man editor, which ran some- mit more material, which I obligingly did thing like this :

for him. Still more surprising, when the Dear Miss Blank : You have not handled your

check came it was for exactly one-third material in the right way. There are many very able more than the same editor had ever paid me and well-known wřiters writing animal stories to- for any stuff I had sold him under my own day. But you have here two people who have done

It is hardly to be supposed that I a very unusual and interesting thing in photographing wild animals as they have done.

Your story

wrote so very differently in the course of a should have been about them instead of about few months that one of my articles was animals, which you can hardly know as much about worth a third more than another. It seemed as men who have spent years in studying them.

more likely that the editor discriminated in “So I re-wrote my story, making it about favor of the abler sex. At any rate, it was the two photographers instead of about the a tip for me, and my succeeding correspondanimals, and sent it on, together with a ence with this editor was carried on under statement that my first story had been writ- my brother's name. ten in accordance with instructions. My “A certain attitude of superiority on the second story came back with a letter from part of magazine editors is frequently appathe woman editor. She said :

A certain editor had bought one Dear Miss Blank: I am very much disappointed

fiction story of mine and returned others. in your story. I thought the understanding between I did n't blame him for this. I knew they us was that you should write us an animal story. were n't like the first story, and for that Blank's Magazine is not in the least interested in

reason I did n't get angry at the condescendthese two photographers.

ing tone in which he wrote of my poor "I wrote her a civil note, enélosing the efforts, the great, the immeasurable height letter from her male colleague, and never re- from which he handed me down criticism ceived any

reply to that communication. and instructions. The names of these two people who played “Now we were taking his magazine in our ball with me in this fashion are known to house at the time, the subscription happenevery reader of American magazine litera- ing to have been made under my sister's ture. There are not in the United States

An article appeared which was extwo magazine writers better known.

quisitely distasteful to me as a woman. At “In another instance I encountered a pe- just the same time came a printed announceculiar sort of vague blindness in an editor. I ment from the business office of the magahad sold the editor several stories, when an zine informing my sister that her subscripidea occurred to me which I thought would tion had expired and inviting her to renew it. suit his publication ; but it was not a sub- "I sat down and wrote a letter to the ject on which a woman's name could carry business manager of the magazine. I enany conviction. It was an article on saloons. closed his invitation to renew, and said I So I wrote the article in the name of my was glad it had come during the same month brother, a business man who never sets pen as the article which I named. I said that to paper except to sign his name, if he can that article was offensive to every woman help it.

of sense and brains, and that never again 'Now this editor had bought my stories ; should his magazine be brought into my he had discussed articles with me personally house. I dipped my pen in gall and slung in his office ; my brother's name was the it with such skill as I had attained in the same as mine, our address was the same. pursuit of my trade. My sister signed the Nevertheless it apparently never

dawned letter and I sent it on. upon him that there was any connection be- “ An answer came almost by return mail, tween us.

and I was surprised to see at the end the He greeted my brother as a new writer, old familiar signature of my editor. He

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