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at the log with all brakes set, and winds, he barked and capered about his master's absence he was wont to go maintaining a balance with difficulty master in all the abandonment of his forlornly up to his master's room and on top of the log, he pointed as best he joy and relief. I believe it was from there lie down upon some discarded could, seeming to realize his loss of that moment that his master realized coat his master had worn, indifferent dignity in the absurd position he was that Mac was destined to become a to the possible delights each day had compelled to assume. The gunners came truly great dog.

to offer, yearning only for the one be up, and in response to a noise of a

loved. It was there, lying on his masbranch purposely broken by one of the

MAC TAKES A TRIP

ter's coat, that the lady found him, and hunters, the quail got up. Somewhat That summer his education was en- in time, as they grew to understand the rattled, the invited guest shot his right larged by a most interesting and at bond between them, the dog was perbarrel as he was bringing his gun to times dismaying trip to a farm on suaded to leave his sanctuary and seek his shoulder and the second barrel at a Long Island owned by his master's comfort in the presence of his master's bird that had already started to fall as father. The arrival of the puffing en- lady. The two soon became inseparable, a result of the master's first shot. gine at the station, the dog's abrupt and waited, each with a love that few

The guest plainly showed his irrita- introduction into the baggage car, and men are worthy to inspire, the return tion over his obviously premature first the jerk of the train as it started, struck of the absent one, vying each with the .shot, and remarked with emphasis that terror to his stalwart heart. Had it not other in the welcome extended to him he was glad he had scored with his been for the presence of a blasé bull- upon his arrival. “ left.” His companion looked amused dog, who eyed him with amused scorn Now it came about that the wonder. and dryly remarked, “Suppose we from the further end of the car, poor ful lady was greatly embarrassed upon leave it to Mac as to who shot the Mac would have howled. Appeasing his one occasion by the dog's keen nose. bird,” and the faithful dog proudly and own outraged feelings with a low whine Returning from town one mid-week promptly retrieved it to his master in of self-pity, he managed meanwhile to day, she was greeted by the family as no uncertain manner.

glare insultingly back at the bulldog sembled, who soon were seeking witbThe guest was man enough to accept and grudgingly settled himself with out success to conceal their amusement the dog's apparent rebuke, apologized the philosophy of a stoic for whatever over the discovery of a profound secret handsomely, and later told his friends : fate the trip had in store. Recovering that Mac so ingenuously made apparent • Mac made me feel like the tin-horn his poise by the time the ferry was to all. The lady had that day, as ladies sport that I was, and taught me what a reached, and fortified by a wonderful will forever and a day, met, without ungame-hog I have been.'

ham sandwich, he succeeded without due publicity, the man of her heart and

effort in walking, stiff-legged and with choosing. And what is more, horror of A REMARKABLE POINT

back hair bristling ferociously, in front great horrors, had lunched with him Mac's stanchness on point was early of a panic-stricken sky-terrier that a unbeknown to his family, and, shockindicated, but soon became developed to woman had hastily taken up in her ing as it may seem, had even walked a remarkable degree. The spring fol- arms at his approach.

in Central Park with him after the lowing his third hunting season he dis- The journey ended, Mac, whose fame luncheon. covered after breakfast one morning an had preceded him, was welcomed as the The fullness of the skirts in the English snipe in the open meadow be- guest of honor, and condescendingly ac- courting days of yesterday made the hind the barn. Wild as the English cepted the homage given him. To his contact of skirts and trousers well-nigh snipe usually are, this particular bird master alone did he show plainly that unavoidable for those who walked and evidently was wing-weary from a long he was only putting on airs and enjoy- talked of things most intimate each to flight the night before, and to the ing the situation to its uttermost. the other. The dog had discovered, in delight of Mac did not flush. Carefully

the presence of the master's family, working up to the bird, he came to

LONELY DAYS

the scent of his master on the hem of point, nostrils dilated and eyes blazing And then strange days befell Mac and the wonderful lady's skirts. With a in his excitement. The head gardener all was not well with him. There arrived low whine of heart-hungry longing, reported the fact that Mac was pointing at the farm a beautiful lady, soft of Mac capered about her, sniffing her “one of them snipes, sir, on the north voice, kind of eye, who reminded Mac skirts in ecstasy, until the mother, with meadow, sir." The master, absorbed in

in some vague way of sweet clover in a teasing smile, said, “Daughter of the writing of an important article, dis- blossom. And what was more worthy of mine to be, Mac confirms your guilty missed the gardener with a word of observation, his master appeared pleased though becoming blushes. How is that thanks and promptly forgot Mac and the with her, and as the friendship ripened, son of mine ?" snipe. At twelve o'clock, upon coming spent hours at a time in her company The years rolled on until we come to down to his early luncheon, the master's on long walks lasting into the afterglow the latter days of Mac's life, in which housekeeper, with ill-concealed rebuke

of the day. At such times the dog, he performed an act of love and heroism in her voice, said: “The gardener, sir, seeking to please his master and secure that inspires even to-day the master's says as how Mac's still a-pointing, sir, his favor, searched most diligently for

his favor, searched most diligently for children, now grown, with a memory in the north meadow--he's been that quail, without in any way securing the of great reverence for the dog who way since nine this mornin', he says." attention he so deeply craved, and his taught all with whom he came in colConscience-smitten, the master grabbed heart ached. Yet the bigness of the tact a mighty lesson in loyalty, devohis gun

and a shell or two, and was soon dog showed in his attitude to the girl tion, and service. striding up behind the faithful setter. his master honored. In spite of the At his spoken “Good dog” Mac's tail jealousy arising from his master's A TRAGEDY WITH A HAPPY ENDING “ broke point” for a moment in a joy- strange neglect of him through devo- A baby girl arrived to bless his masous wag of welcome, and the dog once tion to the lady, he loyally extended his ter and mistress, and, although regarded more became a statue of stone.

friendship to one who found favor in at first by old Mac with suspicion, was The bird, flushed by the disturbance, his master's eye. It was well that it , ,

soon accepted by him as a responsibility started upon its erratic, zigzag course, to was so, for dire days, full of sorrow, that he must assume. Plague bim as fall forty yards away at the first shot, befell Mac. His master she might, he patiently suffered her and was duly retrieved with dignity; obliged to remain in town throughout baby attentions with no sign of protest but the reaction from the long strain each week, leaving him on the farm to or annoyance. It was well-nigh a daily under which Mac had suffered all morn- await with ill-concealed impatience his sight, and the fitting end of a strenuous ing was too much for him, and with arrival each week-end. Through the afternoon of baby play, to find the little grown-up manners cast to the four lonely days to be endured during his lady fast asleep with her head on Mac's

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harm. House, barn, carriage-house, and
grounds had been frantically searched.
Mother, gardeners, and housekeeper
were wild with terror and awaited
heart-broken the return and help of the
father. Grasping the situation upon
his arrival, he instinctively called Mac
to him, who seemed to sense the terror
that was upon them all. Reminded, at
thought of him, of Mac's wonderful
nose that had never failed him in the
hunting-field, the master caught up a
little jacket belonging to his daughter.
Holding it out for the dog to see and
smell, he said, “Go find her, Mac!"
With an eager whine the dog was off to
search the familiar parts of the estate
where dog and girl had been accus-
tomed to play. Some distance from the
house, he suddenly raised his head, stood
motionless for a moment sniffing the

Photograph from F. Freeman Lloyd air, and then with nose near the ground comach and the dog not daring to move he unhesitatingly followed a trail that Another winter passed, with Mac's st he disturb his charge, diplomatically led off back of the barn and along an advancing years foretelling the end. eigning sleep until a member of the old pasture road. Stopping uncertainly Rejoicing in the arrival of early sumamily appeared to relieve the faithful at a stone wall, the dog again picked up mer's warmth and sunshine, he sought urse. And then came a tragic day. the trail, which led into the dark of the the comfort of his favorite spot beneath Che little lady had disappeared, no one woods near by. Stumbling on as best the hydrangea bushes, and there asleep new where; night was approaching, he could, the stricken father heard at he peacefully crossed the great divide nd the chill of the fall evenings made last the wild barking of Mac, a mile into the happy hunting-grounds beyond. xposure at night for a youngster of away, deep in the tangle of the thick There too he was buried with a headbree fatal beyond doubt. Mac had fol- woods. And there the little lady was stone marking the grave, and inscribed owed the carriage to the station to found, Mac licking her tear-stained upon

it were the words: Mac, a dog relcome his master from the city, and face and barking with all his might in with heart and soul, a mighty hunter, herefore offered no comforting thought his joy at finding the maiden bold, who beloved by those whose lives he shared f the possibility of his having wandered bad wandered off to catch the sunset and held in honored memory by his ff with the child to protect it from that the forest hid from view each night. master whom he served so faithfully.”

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SONNET

BY THEODORE MAYNARD

I must unlearn my early modes of praise ;
Forego the noisy trumpet and the drum
With which a boy made music. I have come
To learn a gentler art. I cannot raise
A fanfaracle along the city's ways
As once I did. My fingers and my thumb
Tremble along the lute-strings; and the dumb
Wires wake and whisper in the evening haze.

I have discovered beauty in my pain,
And with naught else can I be satisfied.
Never, oh, never shall I know again
An easy rapture. But with muted breath
I softly cry, until my broken pride
Be mended by the tenderness of death.

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BOOKS AND THEIR MAKERS

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VIEW FROM THE CAMPUS OF THE SYRIAN PROTESTANT COLLEGE AT BEIRÎT, WITH THE LEBANON MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND

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THE STORY OF A PIONEER

truth which every success converts into a

braver quest, obtained an appointment as BY LYMAN ABBOTT

a missionary to Syria and set sail with his

bride in a sailing vessel of three hundred -- LAST saw him probably seven or eight asking questions about religion was gener

tons burden. Mrs. Bliss has left a graphic years ago. He had passed his eighty- ally regarded dangerous. An old minister description of the perilous voyage. fifth birthday and was about returning remonstrated with the youthful inquirer. In 1843 Dr.C.V.A. Van Dyck had estabto his home in Syria. He had been a “Dan,” he said, you are the most danger- lished a high school in Syria, which in three issionary in that land for more than half ous boy in town." “Why, what evil have years had developed into an academy for century and for thirty-six years Presi- I done?” “None; that is the trouble. If the training of teachers and preachers. In ent of the Syrian Protestant College. The you were drunk half the time, your influence 1855 it had twenty-four students and its aduates of that College gave him a fare- would not be so bad. You neither lie, swear, curriculum included physics and the higher ell supper

in New York at a downtown drink, nor quarrel, and others point at you mathematics taught from Arabic textrian restaurant. I had the good fortune and say, "Dan Bliss is not a Christian,

,

, books prepared by Dr. Van Dyck himself. be one of the comparatively few Ameri- and yet what a good boy he is.''

Little attention was paid to the English lann invited guests. He sat in an easy

chair He carried the same spirit with him to guage, but much to the study of the Bible. nich had been provided for his comfort. Amherst College. Graduating in 1852, The success of this school or academy is body was aged and getting beyond when the anti-slavery agitation was at its probably led to the suggestion in 1862 of ssible repair. But he had all the intel- height and Congress had passed a resolu- an institute for the higher learning in ctual courage, the welcoming sympathy, tion that there should be no agitation of · Beirût; it was resolved by a gathering of e broad interest, the unfaltering courage, the slave question during the session, he missionaries to attempt it, and Mr. Bliss d the genial humor which had made him took for the subject of his graduating was chosen as its Principal

. Its object was a young man a pioneer and a chosen address, “Agitation.” The spirit of the to be, not proselyting, but education ; its ader

among pioneers. When it came time address is sufficiently indicated by a single aim, to furnish an education equal to that . r him to reply to the cordial farewells sentence: “ Truth can lose nothing by of the better American colleges ; the lanich had been spoken, his son helped him agitation but may gain all; and Error can guage of the lectures and the text-books, his feet, and, leaning upon his crutch, gain nothing but lose all.”

the Arabic. It was an undertaking which s beautiful face beautifully framed in by It indicated both the spirit of the Ameri- required an audacious faith and an inexs long white hair, he began his speech can Board and the non-combative spirit of haustible patience.

the young collegian that three years later Such an enterprise was sure to meet. Boys ! in this last speech that I shall young Bliss, still engaged in that quest for bitter hostility from the Turkish Governer make to you I will repeat the first

ment, for apostatizing from the Moslem eech I ever made as a schoolboy :

faith was punishable by death. “A delega

tion of Druses called on the wife of a. “You'd scarce expect one of my age To speak in public on the stage.'

Druse seminary student who was seeking

admission to the church and asked her He was born to be a teacher. No one is

permission to kill him.” Even to this day ted to answer the questions and solve the

very few of the students either in the Syroblems of youth who has not in his own

ian College in Beirût or in Robert College -uth formed the habit of asking questions

in Constantinople are of Turkish parentage.. d facing problems. When he was eight

It could have at first little welcome from nine years old, he cut off his toe with a

the Syrian Christians, for they were divided ythe in the hay-field. This started in his

into bitterly hostile sects. " Mr. Bliss's ind the question what would become of

maidservant, who was a member of the at toe in the resurrection. His father

Greek Church, was threatened with death uld give him no better answer than that

by her own family when she encouraged a e resurrection was a great mystery, but

Protestant suitor.” There was no money ; od was able to raise the dead. He had

for these missionaries had no notion of -tience as well as curiosity, and the ques

taking mission funds to support an educaon remained unanswered for twenty years,

tional institute which was not the object en he reached his conclusion: no resur

for which the funds were given. The action of the body ; God shall give a new dy. In narrating this incident, he adds :

money must be raised in England and in the

United States, and there was opposition to Since studying Paul I have never, except

the enterprise in both countries. To train memory, seen bones flying in space in

ministers was all very well, but to prepare arch of the old body.”

boys for other callings—business, law, In the first half of the nineteenth century

medicine, engineering, literature—was quite

another matter. Sectarian differences at The Reminiscences of Daniel Bliss. Edited and

home as well pplemented by His Eldest Son. Illustrated. The

as sectarian differences eming H. Revell Company, New York.

abroad had to be overcome. The move

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Courtesy of Fleming H. Revell Co.

DANIEL BLISS

BOOKS FOR YOUNG FOLKS Adventures in Mother Goose Land. B

Edward Gowar. Illustrated. Little, Browo

Co., Boston.
Belligerent Peter. By David De Forest Bu

rell, Green Fund Book No. 24a, America

Sunday School Union, Philadelphia.
Boys' Book of Sea Fights. By Chelsea Care

Fraser. Illustrated. The Thomas Y. Crove

Company, New York.
Boy Scouts on the Trail. By John Gart

Illustrated. Barse & Hopkins, New York.
Cousin Nancy and the Lees of Clifford.

Story for Girls. By Gene Stone. Illustrate

The Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New Son It Happened at Andover. Well, Most

It Did, Anyway. By James Chand

Graham. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston Jane and the Owl. (Sage Brush Stories.) 5

Gene Stone. Illustrated. The Thomas !

Crowell Company, New York.
Janet: A Twin. By Dorothy Whitehill. Die

trated. Barse & Hopkins, New York. Johnnie Kelly. By Wilbur S. Boyer. Illa

trated. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.

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HISTORY AND POLITICAL ECONOMY
American Democracy (The). By S. E. Fo

Illustrated. The Ceutury Company
New York.
Coal and Iron War. A Study in Indo

trialism Past and Future. By Edwin

Eckel. Henry Holt & Co., New York. Dawn of a New Era in Syria (The). E

Margaret McGilvary. Illustrated. The Fles

ing H. Revell Company, New York. History of France (A). By Victor Duru

Translated by M. Cary. Introduction by Franklin Jameson, Ph.D. New Edition. R vised by Mabell S. C. Smith, A.B., A.J. T

Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York New World Order (The). International Organ

zation, International Law, International
operation. By Frederick Charles Hick
Doubleday, Page & Co., Garden City.

POETRY
Tankard of Ale (A). An Anthology of Drink

ing Songs. Compiled and Edited by Theodor
Maynard. Robert M. McBride & Co., Ne

York.
War Poems, and Other Verses. By R. E

Vernède. The George H. Doran Company
New York.

WAR BOOKS
American Red Cross in the Great a

(The). By Henry P. Davison. The Macmil

lan Company, New York. Tanks in the Great War, 1914-1918

Brevet-Colonel J. F. C. Fuller, D. S. o. los trated. E. P. Dutton & Co., New York.

ment was interesting to all Christians, and eighteen years in his father's catholic therefore did not specially interest any spirit and with his father's courage. Then, particular denomination.

worn out by the tragic experiences through Not least of the burdens to be borne was which the College passed during the World the great variety of tasks already imposed War, he came home to die. But the College upon those who were now proposing to lives. Under the administration of the add the task of building a college in a father and son it has grown to a University community which did not even know what with seven departments, nine hundred a college was. “You ask about Abby's students drawn from a territory extending health,” writes Mr. Bliss to his wife's from the Ural Mountains to Abyssinia mother. “ You must know that she is much and from Greece and Egypt to Persia, better than when she was in America, for eighty instructors, twenty-six buildings of could she then take care of a large baby, stone, crowning a hill overlooking the keep a house and attend to a houseful of Bay of Beirût, and having 2,860 graduates, company, make clothes for her husband, many of them occupying positions of comself, and baby, besides fitting dresses for manding influence in the various commuothers, and in addition to all this carry on nities from which they came and to which a correspondence extensive enough to they have returned. They are its epistles weary out a common mind ?” Nor were his known and read of all men ; and the Collabors less diversified. “A missionary in lege itself is an enduring monument to the those days had to be a jack-of-all-traules. missionary pioneer who had the idealism To the ordinary life of preacher and pastor to see, the courage to undertake, and the he was obliged to add the function of a

patience to accomplish so great an achievelawyer in case members of his flock were ment. denied their legal rights ; he daily acted as school superintendent; he had to understand the arts of land purchase, building,

BOOKS RECEIVED carpentry ; he was indeed often helpless if he did not know something of medicine. In dealing with the Government he could

Airplane Spider (The). By Gilbert Murray.

Illustrated. Little, Brown & Co., Boston. hope for little success if he did not know

Belonging. A Novel. By Olive Wadsley. Dodd, something of diplomacy."

Mead & Co., New York. The College was devised in 1862. In Broken Laugh (The). By Meg Villars. Robert 1871 the corner-stone of the main building M. McBride & Co., New York. was laid by William E. Dodge, one of its City of Endless Night. By Milo Hastings. principal founders, and on that occasion,

Dodd, Mead & Co., New York. in the following characteristic utterance,

Conquering Hero (The). By J. Murray Gibbon. Dr. Bliss interpreted its spirit :

The John Lane Company, New York.

Crimson Patch (The). By Augusta Huiell This College is for all conditions and classes

Seaman. Illustrated. The Century Company, of men without regard to color, nationality,

New York. race, or religion. A inan, white, black, or Gray Angels (The). By Nalbro Bartley. Small, yellow, Christian, Jew, Mohammedan, or Maynard & Co., Boston. heathen, may enter and enjoy all the advan- Green God's Pavilion (The). A Novel of the tages of this institution for three, four, or eight

Philippines. By Mabel Wood Martin. The years, and go out believing in one God, in Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York. many Guds, or in no God. But it will be im

In the Mountains. Doubleday, Page & Co., possible for any one to continue with us long

Garden City. without knowing what we believe to be the Man of the People (A). A Drama of Abraham truth and our reasons for that Lelief.

Lincoln. By Thomas Dixon. D. Appleton &

Co., New York.
Upon bis retirement in 1902 his son,
Howard Bliss, was electeil his successor,

Man Who Convicted Himself (The). By

David Fox. Robert M. McBride & Co., New and continued the work of his father for

York.

EDUCATIONAL
Claude's Second Book. Edited by L. Kel

way-Bamber. Introduction by Ellis Thors
Powell, LL.B., D.Sc. Henry Holt & Co.

New York.
Giacosa Tristi Amori. Edited by Rudolph

Altrocchi, Ph.D., and Benjamin Market
Woodbridge, Ph.D. Introduction by Stanley
Astredo Smith, M.A. The University of Chi-
cago Italian Series. The University of Chica

Press, Chicago.
Voice Education. By Eleanor McLellan
Harper & Brothers, New York.

MISCELLANEOUS
Football Without a Coach. By Walter Camp.
Illustrated. D. Appleton & Co., New York

. Helping Men Own Farms. By Elwood Next

The Macmillan Company, New York.
Literature of Business (The). Selected and

Edited by Alta Gwinu Saunders and Herbert
Le Sourd Creek. Harper & Brothers

, der
York.
Making Advertisements and Making

Them Pay. By Roy D. Dustine. Clarks

Seribner's Sous, New York.
Principles of Aesthetics (The). By De lua

Parker. Silve", Burdett & Co., Boston.
Voice of the Negro (The). By Robert T.

Kerlin. E. P. Ditton & Co., New York. Woman and the New Race. By Margari

Sanger, Brentano's, New York.

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