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The Next Step in Prison Reform.

.RICHARD BARRY By the author of “New Hope for the Convict”.

....746 Of Love. Verse..


751 To My Baby Hilda. Verse...


752 Friends. A Story.

MARJORIE L. C. PICKTHALL By the author of "Mannering's Men," etc.

.754 Pictures by H. J. Mowat At the Ebb-Tide. A Story....

CHARLES JOHNSON POST By the author of "A Venezuelan Gavroche," etc...

..760 Dublin.....


767 Love's Lantern. Verse.


778 The Favorite. Verse....


779 Charles Eliot Norton....

WALTER LITTLEFIELD Pencil sketch of Dr. Norton by William Fuller Curtis..

...780 The Night School. A Story......

.JAMES HOPPER By the author of “The Trimming of Goosie,” etc..

...781 “Bonnie Annie Laurie".

J. CUTHBERT HADDEN Pictures from photographs and old prints.

..785 A Matter of Investments. A Story.

.ALLAN UPDEGRAFF By the author of "The Siren of the Air," etc.

..792 Pictures by Reginald Birch. The Spirit of The Century.

...801 S. Weir Mitchell. In Lighter Vein.....

Aristocratic Anecdotes (STEPHEN LEACOCK. Pictures by REGINALD BIRCH)
-Audi Alteram partem (THEODOSIA GARRISON. Designs by EUGENE SAN.
FORD UPTON)-One of Our More Provincial Cities (ERNEST HARVIER)
British Weekliness ( THE SENIOR WRANGLER)-To Dolores ( LEWIS HOLMES
TOOKER. Drawing by J. C. COLL) — The Sermon_(LAURA E. RICHARDS.
Pictures by HARRY RALEIGH)-An Indian Mutiny. (Drawing by J. R. SHAVER)
-Lost and Found (LAWTON MACKALL)- A Menu (R. C. MC ELRAVY)

Forecast of Spring Fashions. (Four drawings by REGINALD BIRCH)
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nized. The Centurion has been greatly impressed of late by the various magazine slogans, such as “The Most Gorgeous Magazine in America,” “The Most Fascinating Periodical South of the North Pole,” “The Most Thrilling Monthly in the Universe," "The Most Entertaining Magazine in any Language,” and “The Publication of Greatest Achievement in Modern Times."

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John W. Alexander, President of the National Academy of Design, will write from the conservative point of view on the painting of to-day.

Another contributor is the painter Ernest Blumenschein, who is convinced that the socalled post-impressionist movement will disappear, but that its effects will be enduring in the history of art.

Walter Pach, an artist thoroughly in sympathy with the most advanced work, will write on the significance and beauty that lie at the base of all that is newest and strangest in art.

There will be thirty-two pages of reproductions of modern paintings, most of them the work of American artists, including two pages in full colors.


If the April CENTURY were not called

Modern Art Number, it might almost be desSince the early days, when a promising ignated as a Fiction Number. The leading young architect named Stanford White de- story of the seven printed in this number will signed the palette-book-flame trade-mark of be "The Dog Harvey," by Rudyard Kipling. The Century Co., THE CENTURY MAGAZINE You will remember that one of the most delihas been in intimate touch with American art. cate and memorable stories of the great teller Many of the leading painters, architects, and of tales — “The Brushwood Boy" — was pubsculptors of America received their first public lished in The CENTURY MAGAZINE. "The encouragement from THE CENTURY.

Dog Harvey,” although in no sense a continBesides continuing to express the best of all uation of that classic story, is a work of great that is conservative in art, as exampled by its subtlety, and again reveals the author as an exclusive use of the work of the master wood- unrivaled master of his craft. engraver Timothy Cole, the magazine is will- "The Rise of Menai Tarbell," by Thomas ing at all times to experiment with new and W. Wilby, is a thoroughly amusing story, and beautiful processes of reproduction.

incidentally a delightful satire on the Cubists

. Within the last few years no magazine, ex- It describes the foundation of a cult called cept those wholly devoted to art, has attempted “The Loonists." to present more than one phase of Modern "Egg-shell China," by Kate Jordan, is a Art.

love-story with a novel plot. The average man feels wholly at sea in try- A character study with a delicate French ing to understand the incomprehensible schools flavor is by Amelia J. Burr, author of "Pe! that have sprung up within the last few years rugia.” Katharine Fullerton Gerould con- the Cubists, Post-Impressionists, the Futur- tributes a story that no ists, with their confusing nomenclatures. The written, called "The Triple Mirror." In series of articles that THE CENTURY MAGA- "Gideon,” the author, Wells Hastings, deZINE has prepared for the April issue, entitled scribes how a Florida negro developed into a the “Modern Art Number,” is an attempt to

successful vaudeville actor and the complicainterpret these new movements, not in the ar- tions that ensued. tistic vernacular, but in language that the lay- “The Shark” is a vivid story of adventure man can grasp, and to range the most radical by Eugene P. Lyle, Jr. work beside that of the more classical schools.

Edwin Howland Blashfield, who greatly admires the work of many of the younger American painters, and who believes that post- “The Winged Armageddon," by Harold impressionism is merely a passing phase, will Kellock, tells of a fight that is being made describe "Traditional Art."

against the brown-tailed moth, and other ene(Continued on page 6.)

man could have


mies of the farmer. This is one of those subjects seldom treated outside of the specialized magazines. It is handled here by a skilful writer in much the same way that a war-correspondent of many years' experience would describe the adventures and triumphs of an important campaign.

Among the poems published in the April number will be “Chinoise," by Cale Young Rice, “The Menace," by George Sterling, and the "Temple of Sunium," by James S. Martin. The opening lines of “The Menace" are:

“Said the sea: 'The mountains stand Far and mighty. Rise, O wind!

On their summits you shall find Chords to master, harps to cry mine ancient

message to the land.' "Woke the sea-wind swift and strong, Lifting pinions broad and sure

Where untrodden sands lay pure, Hurling eastward in his passion with the

undelivered song. "Then upon the scornful height Rose his bidden voice divine

From the organ-breasted pine, Singing of his master's empire and his slow

and patient might.”

wives with just about the same frequency as men of pure American stock; namely, thirtysix per cent., or twice that of their fathers."

"With his Celtic imagination as a magic glass, the Irishman sees into the human heart and learns how to touch its strings. No one can wheedle like an Irish beggar or 'blarney' like an Irish ward boss. Not only do the Irish furnish stirring orators, persuasive stumpspeakers, moving pleaders, and delightful after-dinner speech-makers, but they give us good salesmen and successful traveling-men. Then, too, they know how to manage people

. The Irish contractor is a great figure in construction work. The Irish mine 'boss' or section foreman has the knack of getting along with his men. The Irish politician is an adept in 'lining-up' voters of other nationalities. More Germans than Irish enlisted in the Union armies, but more of the Irish rose to be officers."

The Editor, looking unusually contented, has just called at the desk of the Centurion and left a letter from another editor who has evidently caught the "New Spirit of THE CENTURY.” The writer says: “Of the many publications coming to the Editor's table, The CENTURY stands in the front rank not only on account of its high standing, but the absorbing interest of the articles it contains which demonstrates the exceptional care exercised by its editorial department.”

Edwin Björkman makes an appeal to the President of the United States “In Behalf of American Literature," and strongly recommends that the United States encourage literature at least as much as some of the smaller nations.

The April chapter of Professor Edward A. Ross's important series on Immigration is entitled “The Immigrant in America: The Celtic Irish," from which are taken the following paragraphs:

“It is certain that no immigrant is more loyal to wife and child than the Irishman. Out of nearly ten thousand charity cases in which a wife was the head of the family, the greatest frequency of widowhood and the least frequency of desertion or separation is among the Irish. In only eighteen per cent of the Irish cases is the husband missing; whereas among the Hebrews, Slovaks, Lithuanians, and Magyars he is missing in from forty to fifty per cent. of the cases. But

sons of Irish, with that ready adaptation to surroundings characteristic of the Celt, desert their

In a magazine containing as many pages as THE CENTURY, it is possible to gather many pages of fiction and to discuss adequately a large subject like "Modern Art," and still have room for other contributions. The April CENTURY contains, besides the extraordinary features mentioned above, “Shadow Pantomimes” by Professor Brander

Matthews, who, while an authority on the drama, has made a special study of this highly specialized dramatic form.

"England" is the title of an article by James Davenport Whelpley, author of "The Trade of the World," appearing in this number.

The comic section of THE CENTURY, "In Lighter Vein,” will continue to occupy a generous number of pages, and will contain text and illustrations in their way as high in quality as the rest of the magazine.


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