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APRIL, 1914




The articles and pictures are copyrighted, and must not be reprinted without special permission

"The Yellow Room".

Cover Design....

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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:.




By the author of "The Mango Seed," etc......

An Open Letter to President Wilson

on Behalf of American Literature.......EDWIN BJÖRKMAN

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To a Lady on the Eve of Easter. Verse.....
Decoration by W. M. Berger....
The English and Their England. JAMES DAVENPORT WHELPLEY

By the author of "The Trade of the World," etc.....


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

Shavian Religion...........


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Pictures by W. M. Berger...934




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

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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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AMES LANE ALLEN, George Moore, Ruth McEnery Stuart, Brian Hooker, James Huneker, Professor Edward A. Ross, A. Maurice Low, María 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 "A Cathedral Singer," James Lane Allen, coming again before the public as a writer of fiction, is sure of a warm welcome. His theme is indicated by the following: "Before them, on the face of the unknown, was the only look that the whole world knows— the love and self-sacrifice of the mother; perhaps the only element of our better humanity that never once in the history of mankind has been misunderstood and ridiculed or envied and reviled."

The story is long enough and substantial enough to be divided between two issues of THE CENTURY, but will appear, complete, in May.

There is special interest in the personalities of the men who have contributed the papers on Art in this number of THE CENTURY.

Edwin Howland Blashfield, painter of genre pictures, portraits and decorations, former president of the Society of American Artists, has lectured on Art at Columbia, Harvard, Yale, etc. He was born in New York in 1848.

John W. Alexander, a painter of varied talents, is president of the National Academy of Design and of the National Institute of Art, and a member of the art societies in France, Austria, Germany, and England. His work as president of the MacDowell Club is of a broad and individual nature and extends far beyond the field of painting. He was born in Ohio in 1856.

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 He was born in 1883.


THE CENTURY is fortunate in being able to follow up this Modern Art Number with an issue in May containing several features of artistic interest. Perhaps the most important is a group of selections from the diary of Auguste Rodin, considered by many of the contemporaries as one of the greatest sculptors the world has ever produced.

These remarkable extracts from the artist's diary cover a variety of subjects and are by no means confined to technical considerations of art. They will therefore appeal to a wider public than the ordinary writing of an artist.

Sometimes it is hard to select from even an interesting article a quotable paragraph. The reverse is true of Professor Edward A. Ross's great series of articles on Immigration now running in THE CENTURY. The Centurion closes his eyes and takes his quotations at random from any of these papers.

"The Immigrant in America: the Germans" is the title of the May paper in this series. Nearly every paragraph is full of pith and moment, but there is room here for only the following:

"The leanness of his home acres taught the German to make the most of his farm in theNew World. The immigrant looked for good land rather than for land easy to subdue. Knowing that a heavy forest growth proclaims rich soil, he shunned the open areas, and chopped his homestead out of the densest woods. While the American farmer, in his haste to live well, mined the fertility out of the soil, the German conserved it by rotating crops and feeding live stock." (Continued on page 6.)

Jay Hambidge, a student and a skilled practitioner of the art of painting, studied at the Art Students' League in New York and under William M. Chase. He was born in Canada

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"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."

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 May 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

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