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The articles and pictures are copyrighted, and must not be reprinted without special permission
“The Yellow Room"

Printed in color...


The Dog Harvey. A Story..


By the author of “Kim,” “The Brushwood Boy,” “The Jungle Books," etc...813

Pictures by Reginald Birch.
To My Little Son. Verse.



This Transitional Age in Art:.


I Is Our Art Distinctively American? JOHN W. ALEXANDER

Eight Examples of Modern Tendencies. From paintings by Robert

Reid, D. W. Tryon, Charles Melville Dewey, Kenyon Cox, Frank W.

Benson, George W. Bellows, and Edward W. Redfield... ....826

II The Painting of To-day.. ....EDWIN H. BLASHFIELD

Four Examples. From paintings by John W. Alexander, Edwin H.

Blashfield, J. Alden Weir, and Ernest Lawson..


III The Painting of To-morrow..ERNEST L. BLUMENSCHEIN


IV The Point of View of the “Moderns”..WALTER PACH

Pictures Showing How Post-Impressionism is Influencing Modern

Painting. From paintings by Bryson Burroughs, Marcel Duchamp-

Villon, Arthur B. Davies, George Luks, Henry Golden Dearth, Robert

Henri, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, Maurice B. Prendergast, Odilon

Redon, Paul Picasso, Paul Gauguin, and from bust by Brancusi. ...851

“Battle of Lights, Coney Island”...... JOSEPH STELLA

Printed in color ...

. Facing page 852

V The Ancestry of Cubism. .....JAY AND GOVE HAMBIDGE

Pictures from miscellaneous drawings ...



By the author of “The Mango Seed,” etc..


An Open Letter to President Wilson
on Behalf of American Literature........EDWIN BJÖRKMAN

Gerousios Oinos. Posthumous Poem ...... .. ROBERT BROWNING


The Invasion of Reality. A Story.... ...AMELIA J. BURR

By the author of "At Bethlehem,” etc. Picture by Harry Townsend. .....890

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To a Lady on the Eve of Easter. Verse ... JULIAN STREET
Decoration by W. M. Berger...

The English and Their England.JAMES DAVENPORT WHELPLEY
By the author of "The Trade of the World,” etc....

...897 The Man Who Died Without Death. A Story..L. FRANK TOOKER By the author of "The Shanty-Man,” etc.....

....902 Shavian Religion....


908 Menace. Verse .....


915 The Forerunner of the Movies. ,BRANDER MATTHEWS Pictures from photographs....

Egg-Shell China. A Story...

By the author of “The Creeping Tides,” etc.

To Poseidon of Sunium. Verse..

Picture from photograph....

We Find the Island of Servants.... ...JULIUS MULLER

By the author of "The Man Who Saw It," etc. Pictures by W.M. Berger...934
The Shark. A Story.

By the author of “The Lone Star," etc..

At the Ch'en Gate. Verse....


The Celtic Tide.

By the author of "Changing America,” “The Changing Chinese,” etc....949
Gideon. A Story....

By the author of “Our Children",

The Spirit of The Century...

The Revolt of the Women
Ad Thaliarchum. Verse ..


In Lighter Vein....

Public Dinner-Futurist Style (SIMEON STRUNSKY. Pictures by CHARLES S.
CHAPMAN) — An Every-day Experience (STEPHEN LEACOCK) —Old-fashioned,
After All? (ANNE O'HAGAN. Picture by THELMA CUDLIPP)-High-Brow
Anxieties; A Receipt for Villains (THE SENIOR WRANGLER)—Bettina, the
Place, or the Weather? (E. L. McKINNEY. Drawings by REGINALD BIRCH)
-To Three Chiaroscuro Charmers at Afternoon Tea (WILLIAM R. BENÉT.


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James Huneker, Professor Edward A. Ross,
A. Maurice Low, Maria Cristina Mena, Bliss
Carman, James Davenport Whelpley, and
William Winter.

The Centurion has no particular liking for the above method of calling attention to the contents of the next number of the magazine, but he has been tempted to make this array of names of established writers, which indicates what CENTURY readers have to look forward to next month, and these names (and this is far more important) are attached to stories, articles and poems of Century quality.

in 1867. His son, Gove Hambidge, recently graduated at Columbia University, already has a book on art to his credit.

Ernest L. Blumenschein, son of the composer, William L. Blumenschein, at first studied the violin, but early turned to painting, and distinguished himself as an illustrator of merit and individuality. For the past six years he has been chiefly engaged in portrait work. He was born in Pittsburgh in 1874.

Walter Pach, brother of the well-known photographer, is one of the founders of Cubism in America. While studying in Paris he was associated with Cezanne and Matisse at the time of the beginning of the Post-Impressionist movement. He was born in 1883.

THE CENTURY is fortunate in being able to In "A Cathedral Singer," James Lane follow up this llodern Art Number with an Allen, coming again before the public as a issue in May containing several features of writer of fiction, is sure of a warm welcome. artistic interest. Perhaps the most important His theme is indicated by the following: "Be

is a group of selections from the diary of fore them, on the face of the unknown, was Auguste Rodin, considered by many of the the only look that the whole world knows

contemporaries as one of the greatest sculptors the love and self-sacrifice of the mother; per- the world has ever produced. haps the only element of our better humanity These remarkable extracts from the artist's that never once in the history of mankind has

diary cover a variety of subjects and are by no been misunderstood and ridiculed or envied means confined to technical considerations of and reviled.”

art. They will therefore appeal to a wider The story is long enough and substantial

public than the ordinary writing of an artist. enough to be divided between two issues of THE CENTURY, but will appear, complete, in

(1 May.

Sometimes it is hard to select from even an

interesting article a quotable paragraph. The There is special interest in the personalities reverse is true of Professor Edward A. Ross's of the men who have contributed the papers great series of articles on Immigration now on Art in this number of THE CENTURY. running in THE CENTURY. The Centurion

Edwin Howland Blashfield, painter of genre closes his eyes and takes his quotations at ran'pictures, portraits and decorations, former pres- dom from any of these papers. ident of the Society of American Artists, has "The Immigrant in America: the Germans" lectured on Art at Columbia, Harvard, Yale, is the title of the May paper in this series. etc. He was born in New York in 1848. Nearly every paragraph is full of pith and mo

John W. Alexander, a painter of varied ment, but there is room here for only the foltalents, is president of the National Academy lowing: of Design and of the National Institute of Art, “The leanness of his home acres taught the and a member of the art societies in France, German to make the most of his farm in the Austria, Germany, and England. His work New World. The immigrant looked for good as president of the lacDowell Club is of a land rather than for land easy to subdue. broad and individual nature and extends far Knowing that a heavy forest growth proclaims beyond the field of painting. He was born in rich soil, he shunned the open areas, and Ohio in 1856.

chopped his homestead out of the densest Jar Hambidge, a student and a skilled prac- woods. While the American farmer, in his titioner of the art of painting, studied at the haste to live well, mined the fertility out of the Art Students' League in New York and under soil, the German conserved it by rotating crops William VI. Chase. He was born in Canada and feeding live stock."

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Most of the leading American artists rep-
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Arthur B. Davies, Charles W. Hawthorne,
and Chauncey F. Ryder.
Early American Portraits and Miniatures.
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and private collection of note throughout
the East and Middle West.
Frequent special exhibitions, announcements
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St. Nicholas by Francis Ouimet, the youthful champion golfer, is probably being read by a great number of grown-ups, and is undoubtedly helping to create new golfers every month.

“Unlike the restless American, with his ears ever pricked to the hail of distant opportunity, the phlegmatic German identifies himself with his farm, and feels a pride in keeping it in the family generation after generation. Taking fewer chances in the lottery of life than his enterprising Scottish-Irish or limber-minded Yankee neighbor, he has drawn from it fewer big prizes, but also fewer blanks.”

"In quest of vinous exhilaration, our grandfathers stood at a bar pouring down ardent spirits. It is owing to our German element that the mild lager beer has largely displaced whisky as the popular beverage, while sedentary drinking steadily gains on perpendicular drinking."

"The immigrant German women begin rather higher in the scale of occupation than the Irish, but their daughters do not rise in life with such amazing buoyancy as do the daughters of the Irish. Between the first-generation and the second-generation Germans the proportion of servants and waitresses fell from a third of all female bread-winners to a quarter. For the Irish the drop is from fifty-four per cent. to sixteen per cent. The second-generation Germans do not show such an advance on their parents as do the second-generation Irish, who bob up like corks released at the bottom of a stream."

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In his delightful introduction to "Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures," Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch pays tribute to the Rackham paintings as “the elusive dreams . . . of an artist who has taught English children in our time to see that

All things by immortal power,
Near or far,
To each other linked are,
That thou canst not stir a flower

Without troubling of a star." It is a magic book! There are pictures of "the little people" and of classic and fairy folk, of children, and of such grotesque and fantastic scenes as have become associated with the name of Arthur Rackham. The reproductions, in full colors, are as fine as modern color printing can make them.

It would be difficult to get a more impartial and thorough-going analysis of the first year of President Wilson's administration than that which is supplied by A. Maurice Low in the May CENTURY. Mr. Low is the Washington correspondent of the London "Morning Post" and has lived at the Capital through several administrations.


P. A. Vaille, the British golf expert, in an article entitled “The Soul of Golf” in the Vay CENTURY, makes the bold statement that although there is scarcely a game or pastime of which so much has been written as about golf, unfortunately most of this is fundamentally unsound. Mr. Vaille admits that it is easy to make a general statement of this nature, and proceeds to be specific. The golfer whose enthusiasm is not only of the out-of-doors variety, but who is a student of the literature of golf, must take into consideration the vigorous statements made in this article.

Speaking of the literature of golf, the remarkable series of articles now appearing in

George Moore contributes a characteristically brilliant paper on “Shakspere and Balzac" in the May CENTURY.

"Music of To-day and To-morrow" is from the versatile pen of James Huneker, who is unequaled in his vein of critical writing.

The Century Co. is resisting the temptation of publishing "In Lighter Vein" as a separate magazine, although the brilliancy and size of this department seem to warrant such a step.


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