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An Old-Fashioned Nosegay.
A Valentine Fantasy.

Printed in colors. From a painting made for THE CENTURY.... Frontispiece
The Temple of the Countless Gods.
A Story.....

By the author of “Madam Butterfly,” etc.

Picture and decorations by Charles S. Chapman.
An Unpublished Portrait of
Benjamin Franklin......

Attributed to FRAGONARD

503 The Theatre of Yesterday, To-Day, and To-Morrow.....

JOHNSTON FORBES-ROBERTSON Portrait of Forbes-Robertson.

.....504 Yesterday and To-Day. Verse..


510 Rembrandt. From the sculpture by....EMILE-ANTOINE BOURDELLE Printed in tint..

.... Facing page 510 Forbes-Robertson: An Appreciation......... RICHARD LE GALLIENNE By the author of “The Quest of the Golden Girl,” etc...

.....511 “Mother." A Story....

LAWRENCE PERRY Pictures by Reginald Birch.

..516 Portrait of a Man, by Rembrandt. Engraved on wood by.


524 The Two "Mona Lisas”...

.WALTER LITTLEFIELD Pictures from photographs, two printed in tint.

..525 To Arms. Verse....


530 What a Woman Wants.

A Story...


531 That Affair of the Boots. A Story..


538 The Boy Who Goes Wrong


542 Sanctuary. A Bird Masque..

.PERCY MACKAYE Photographs by Arnold Genthe.

..547 Creole Beauties and Some Passionate Pilgrims.JULIUS MULLER By the author of "The Man Who Saw It,"' etc..

...558 Pictures by W. M. Berger.

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The Last War in the World.

A Story of the Future..H. G. WELLS By the author of "Tono Bungay,” etc....

...566 The Heart of India.....

.E. F. BENSON By the author of "The Relentless City," etc.

......581 Picture from photograph. Hélas! Verse..

.CHARLES HANSON TOWNE Drawing by J. C. Coll..

.....587 Abraham Lincoln's Social Ideals

ROSE STRUNSKY Photograph from study..

...588 Old Churches in Mexico. From photographs by. .H. RAVELL Printed in tint..

. Facing page 592 The Mexican Menace.....

W. MORGAN SHUSTER By the author of "The Strangling of Persia,” etc.

....593 Shadows. An Episode....

...GEORGE BRONSON-HOWARD By the author of "The Red Light of Mars," etc..

...603 Under the Greenwood....

. GEORGE INNESS Printed in tint. From the painting made for THE CENTURY in 1882...

.Facing page 608 New Hope for the Convict..


609 Racial Consequences of Immigration.....


615 Fifth Avenue in Fog. Verse.... ..JAMES NORMAN HALL

622 A Poet in a Fool's Cap....


623 The New Nest.

A Story....... KATHARINE HOLLAND BROWN By the author of “The Messenger," etc...

...628 Joan. Verse .. ...


640 Her First Dance.

.E. M. ASHE Printed in tint...

Facing page 640 The Spirit of The Century.

.641 A Modern Prayer-Note about Mr. Mackaye's Bird Masque. In Lighter Vein....

..643 A Philharmonic Concert, Ultra-Modern (SIMEON STRUNSKY. Drawing by LUIS MORA)--A Modern Valentine (E. L. McKINNEY. Pictures by HARRY RALEIGH) -Carriages at 10:45 (GEORGE JEAN NATHAN)—Growing Old Disgracefully (LOUIS UNTERMEYER. Pictures by THELMA CUDLIPP)-Deliquescent Socialism (THE SENIOR WRANGLER)-An Abject Apology to Colonel Watterson-Drawings by HELD. In the United States and Canada the price of THE CENTURY MAGAZINE is $4.00 a year in advance, or 35 cents a single copy; the subscription price elsewhere throughout the world is $5.00 (the regular price of $4.00 plus the foreign postage, $1.00). Foreign subscriptions will be received in English money at one pound, in French money 25 francs, in German money 20 marks, covering postage. We request that remittances be by money order, bank check, draft, or registered letter. All subscriptions will be filled from the New York office. The Century Co, reserves the right to suspend any subscription taken contrary to its selling terms, and to refund the unexpired credit. All subscriptions for and all business matters in connection with THE CENTURY should be addressed to

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Another story in the March CENTURY is

called “What Happened Afterward,” a blend THE CENTURION

of humor and romance with a new turn to it.

That this story does not cling too rigidly to HE Centurion cannot refrain from 're

facts is indicated by its scene, which is a farm printing a tribute to the "new spirit of

on the top of a sky-scraper. The CENTURY,” paid by one of the most acute journalists of his day, William Allen White, of the "Emporia Gazette":

"If you have fifty cents to spend for Sunday dinner, spend fifteen cents for hamburger

The reverberations from Professor Edward steak, and thirty-five cents for the November

A. Ross's notable papers, now running in The issue of The Century MAGAZINE, and you

CENTURY, on immigration, which are heard 'll have a great Sunday. For that number

throughout the country and are especially nomarks the high-water mark of magazines in

ticeable in and about the national Capitol, lend America. It is a great magazine--great in its

special interest to “The Origins of the Amerconception, great in its execution. It is the

ican People," by Professor Ross, in the March fruitage of a long season of blossoming. It is

CENTURY. a forward-thinking magazine; it has gathered

Professor Ross quotes Dr. Samuel Johnand garnered and translated into the highest

son's genial remark about Americans: “A race use all that was good in the cheap magazines

of convicts," who “ought to be content with of the past decade, and held and improved all

anything we allow them short of hanging." that the older magazines held. It is the ripened

Professor Ross goes on to say: “It is estimated fruit of all that has been thought and longed

that between 1750 and 1770, twenty thousand for among the best thinkers in American let

British convicts were exported to Maryland ters for a generation. It is, indeed, the sub

alone, so that even the schoolmasters there stance of things hoped for; a propagandist of

were mostly of this stripe. The colonies bitprogress that is not sensational; a guide that

terly resented such cargoes, but their self-proshows only the established routes—but always

tective measures were regularly disallowed by : the shortest and best; a beacon that is clear

the home government. American scholars are without flaring. This magazine is the product

coming to accept the British estimate that of a scholar who lives with men and aspires

about 50,000 convicts were marketed on this with the high gods."


" It is astonishing how quickly this yellow streak’ in the population faded. No doubt the worst felons were promptly hanged, so

that those transported were such as excited H. G. Wells, whose romantic imagination

the compassion of the court in an age that soars in this issue, concludes his prophetic tril

recognized nearly three hundred capital ofogy in the March CENTURY. “The World

fenses. Then, too, the bulk were probably the Set Free" is the title of the story with which

unfortunate, or the victims of bad surroundhe rounds out this notable group.

ings, rather than born malefactors. Under Following Lawrence Perry's sympathetic

the regenerative stimulus of opportunity, many story “Mother” in this issue of THE CEN- persons reformed and became good citizens.". TURY, comes “Catching It," a lighter comedy by Amy W. Stone, in the March number. The small heroine of this tale is not only a comedian but a poet, as is shown by some of her occasional verses, which include the follow

The number of pages in The CENTURY ing, composed a short time after she had

MAGAZINE is so great that a rich variety of "caught it":

contents is possible. Nor is it necessary to

confine the different kinds of contributions “My arms have a thousand specks, literary and artistic, to unsatisfactorily small My ear but one;

portions. Of late there has frequently been But I 'll have some more, you bet, room in The CENTURY for a long poem. With the rising sun."

The March number contains an eloquent porn (Continued on page 6)

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etic work by Robert Haven Schauffer, called A professor of political economy in a West"The Crucible," from which the following ern State writes of the November CENTURY: lines are taken:

“One could hardly let an issue of such “Great-heart Kentucky, whose common crust splendid import come to one's desk without Holds for my children such splendors in making some comment upon it. It is sel trust,

dom that a periodical is so uniformly excelEre your sun be set shall you beget

lent as was that issue. From my point of Some child of as deep-hearted likeness to you view the verification will be the uses which I As ever the land of Jeanne d'Arc knew? made of that issue in my several classes of the Or, in caverns of sleep more wild and deep university, which required the purchase of adThan the path of a meteor's earthward leap, ditional copies of THE CENTURY. The one Shall you rouse from his inter-vital rest on College Life,' 'The Old World in the Some Barbarossa of the West ?

New,' 'The Battle with the Slum,' and 'The Aye, Kentucky! And this were best,

Militant Women--and Women,' are all articles That you fare but forward as you began which I have assigned to different classes for When you rocked on your gaunt and hollow reviews and reports because they were live, breast

up-to-date, vital subjects handled in a masterly The deepest-hearted American."

way. I thank you for such publication."

Another educator, in the South, says:

“I have never written a note of commenda

tion except at request or out of appreciation The present agitation in favor of prison of personal friends. I am constrained to break reform lends special interest to Richard Bar- my precedent after reading Mr. Churchill's ry's article in the March CENTURY, "The quest for a new religion. It strikes a note in Next Step in Prison Reform."

religious thought that has not been equaled “What About Russia ?” is the title of a well- in many days. I wish I had a few bound informed paper by James Davenport Whelp- copies (book form) to distribute to a few ley, author of “The Trade of the World." friends. If you should publish it separately,

There is a special appeal to all lovers of the place me among the first subscribers.” theater in William Winter's writings. He is at his best in an article on “Twelfth Night,” which is part of his series “Shakspere on the Stage."

The Centurion was laboriously copying out Reginald de Koven, another authoritative

the above, when the Advertising Manager apwriter, has an article on “Opera in English.”

peared at his elbow with a letter from an advertising expert of the Middle West, which

contained the following paragraph: While the Editor was out buying Christ

“I am glad you asked me how I like the mas presents, the Centurion slipped into his

new editorial management of THE CENTURY. office and abstracted the following "bouquets"

There never was any danger of THE CENfrom his desk. The first is from an editor who

TURY losing its premiership among American writes from Iowa:

magazines, but it seems to me to-day to be “I have just opened my current CENTURY

stepping so far in advance of the rut, that - it is simply magnificent! I can fancy the

none of the rest of them can get within hailing

distance. To my mind, neither a big circulajoy of your work, in being able to give the world of living men and women such a work

tion nor a big book nor yet a big lot of adver. of pure art-that 's what it is-art in a great

tising is the dominant factor in the making of and beautiful sense. Its influence must be

a magazine, but that periodical which can wonderful-wherever THE CENTURY is read catch and crystallize into the printed word and,

picture the big, broad spirit of American progor even seen.” A regular subscriber in Nebraska writes:

ress and culture, is the ideal magazine, The "I have been receiving THE CENTURY

CENTURY comes nearer the attainment of this through my newsdealer for a good many years,

standard to-day than it has ever done before, and the ‘new spirit of THE CENTURY' is cer

and not only does it embody this spirit, but it tainly evident in the last few copies of the

leads on to higher and better ideals.” magazine. Your periodical ranks supreme."


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