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For Those Who Read BOOKS

Good Books THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARGOT ASQUITH

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skies than LAURENCE LA TOURETTE DRIGGS began to fly as a sport; this led him to the study of aviation's commercial possibilities. He

probably knows more about flying than any other Amer- . can writer. During the war the Britsh Government invited him to inspect heir airplane industries, training camps and schools, and to visit their flying quadrons in the field as an expert on ar aviation. He was the only Amerian thus honored. While at the front e organized the American Flying Club, f which he is president. It consists of American aviators who flew over the nes during the war. He organized two f the greatest aviation contests ever eld in this country—the New Yorkoronto Airplane Race and the New Cork - San Francisco Airplane Race, oth held in 1919. He believes that nother decade will see the airplane as ommon as the automobile and that our sation will yield to aviation the rebonsibility of being the Nation's first ne of defense. The motive behind his resent series of articles for The Outlook to present the capabilities of aviation i an aid to civilization as distinguished om an effort to aid in its war value. e is author of “ Arnold Adair,” “ Hebes of Aviation,” “Fighting the Flying Circus,” and “Golden Book of Aviaon.' AMUEL COLCORD, who presents many

intimate pictures of President-elect arding, has been very active in trying ** secure action on the League of ations. He has worked hard in curing an agreement on the League etween the President and the Senate, etween the Republicans and the Demrats, and between the two wings of e Republican party. He early became st earnest advocate of our entry into e war in support of the Allies. He intributed to The Outlook an article -1

the subject which was written before e President summoned the country to ar and published before Congress deared war. He lives in New York City. LEANOR MARKELL has just returned

to her home at the Hotel Plaza, New ork, from her annual globe-trot, which is year carried her to Paris, Prague, ienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, onstantinople, and Athens. She had

long talk with Venizelos, met the ing of Bulgaria and Stambulisky, d an hour's interview with Dr. Riza isha on the day he reached Constanpople from signing the Treaty of haris, and had an audience with the reek Patriarch.

These memoirs of Margot Asquith will fulfill the keen expectations aroused on both sides of the Atlantic. Written with the dash and candor that characterize the brilliant wife of the ex-Prime Minister, the book has not a dull moment.

Illustrated. 2 Volumes, Boxed. THE LAST DAYS OF THE ROMANOVS

George G. Telberg and Robert Wilton The tragic story of the fate of the Royal Family as revealed in the official statements of witnesses; powerfully supplemented by the thrilling account of Mr. Wilton, for sixteen years Russian correspondent for the London Times, who helped find the bodies and who escaped finally from Siberia in disguise with one of the three court records.

Illustrated. THE ROMANCE OF MADAME TUSSAUD'S With an Introductory Essay by Hilaire Belloc John T. Tussaud These colorful memoirs of "history made visible in wax" spread out the picturesque panorama of social, political and literary life since the French Revolution.

Illustrated. INTIMATE PAGES OF MEXICAN HISTORY

Edith O'Shaughnessy The intimate knowledge contained in this book, written from long residence in that revolution-ridden land, may lead us out of the straits to which our diplomacy has brought us. MEN AND BOOKS AND CITIES

Robert Cortes Holliday The genial philosopher of WALKING-STICK PAPERS takes a fruitful jaunt to points west, and returns with much literary loot. A GARDEN OF PEACE: A Medley in Quietude By the author of "The Jessamy Bride" F. Frankfort Moore An old-world garden within whose ancient walls the mellow talk ranges easily from bees and briar-roses to literature, drama and art. Illustrated. OUR WOMEN: Chapters on the Sex Discord

Arnold Bennet A volume of very provocative comment and shrewd observation on the most delightful, if the most exasperating, thing in existence. ADVENTURES AND ENTHUSIASMS E. V. Lucas Author of "The Vermilion Box" A Chicago critic writes, “E. V. Lucas, bless him! has the magic gift of endowing everything he writes about with charm and fascination.'

Illustrated. THE ABANDONED FARMERS Irvin S. Cobb His Humorous Account of a Retreat from the City to the Farm Deliciously amusing—and tragic—tales of one who returns to the soil to "enjoy the pleasures of a landed proprietor's lot.” SOUTH SEA FOAM

A. Safroni-Middleton “Mr. Safroni-Middleton is an adept at conveying the witchery of the moonlight nights, the lure of the weird music and the loveliness of the damsels of far-off isles.”—New York Times. A POOR WISE MAN

Mary Roberts Rinehart A drama of the struggle of the new spirit in America against the fetters of older generations. Written in the style of DANGEROUS DAYS. NIGHT AND DAY

Virginia Woolf A novel of great maturity and depth, a worthy successor to THE VOYAGE OUT, its theme the potentialities in love of five young persons. WOUNDED SOULS

Philip Gibbs Into this, his first novel since the Peace, the famous war correspondent pours. the vivid spirit which makes all his works so tremendously alive. THE CAPTIVES

Hugh Walpole The author of “The Secret City" and "Jeremy" calls this his most important work. It deals with London life and is the study of a girl and two men, particularly of Maggie Cardinal.

Read The Bookman"- -a magazine for everybody who likes books. GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY Publishers New York

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A SUPER-UMPIRE FOR BASEBALL might be expected of its incapacity proof that waste and undue profits were ON MARQUIS said lately in his and waste at home. In one of his latest

enormous. Even in war time there must “Sun Dial” that the baseball speeches Senator Harding took up this be some limit to unintelligent and ex

business seemed to suffer because subject vigorously. He indicted the cessive expenditure. Moreover, haste it was a business and not a sport. Pro

Administration for its “reckless, un- and recklessness were the natural result fessional baseball is bound to be a busi- businesslike, impractical, and blunder- of the criminally unprepared condition ness from its nature, but it can be, and ing operation.” He pointed out to the in which the country was left by the in the main is, an honest business. It American people that,

Administration until war was actually is also a sport-and it must be a clean Their Government is not function- upon us. All this was because, as Senasport. One step in that direction is the ing effectively, their public revenues tor Harding said, “We have had an

, we final agreement of all the clubs in the

are being wasted, their public debts
increased to a point threatening their

Administration which despised facts as two major leagues, the National and

National solvency, while their indus

puerile, ignored causes as negligible, the American, to appoint Judge Ken- tries, their commerce, their transpor

and sought results by proclamation.” esaw Mountain Landis, of the United tation systems are staggering under When one notes the enormous peace States District Court of Illinois, as a sort

checks, burdens, and imposts, housing

time army and navy estimates of of high commissioner, or one-man court

$1,464,000,000; or reads in the public of appeals, with extensive powers to

press such assertions as that $60,000,000 settle questions between leagues or be

was spent on a powder plant that never tween clubs. The wording of the joint

produced a pound of powder used in the resolution taking this action is worth

war, over $116,000,000 for a nitrate quoting. It provides that “the unre

plant which produced no nitrate for viewable control of all ethical matters

war use, over $17,000,000 for a port be invested in the chairman of the con

terminal never used, or of the $325,000,trol board.” It seems to be doubtful

000 spent in building useless wooden whether there will be any other mem

ships, and a long list of similar things, bers of the control board ; at all events,

one is impressed with the feeling that Judge Landis will have jurisdiction

the people have a right to know how and authority to put a sharp end to

much incapacity above and rapacity such foul ball-playing as brought about

below were responsible for waste and the recent baseball scandal.

failures. Some such things were doubtJudge Landis is nationally known as

less unavoidable or defensible, but there a fearless judge. His decisions in the

is a growing belief that there is much Standard Oil, I. W. W., and Victor

that calls for a change in executive Berger cases prove that. He is a base

methods and practices. ball enthusiast and expert in baseball strategy as seen from the grand stand. Practically he will alone fill the place

THE SHIPPING SCANDAL formerly occupied by the National conditions becoming seriously inad

ITH the Army record in mind, the Commission of the two big leagues. equate and living costs mounting be

charges that waste and That his services were estimated by

yond reach and Government obliga-
tions in the hands of the citizenship

graft existed in the Shipping Board are the baseball men to be worth $50,000 a

under par and depreciated.

hardly surprising. On November 15 year indicates the magnitude of the

Admiral Benson, Chairman of the business side of baseball. He stipulated,

“Fundamental incapacity" on the

Board, said as reported by press deshowever, that his Federal salary ($7,500) part of the Administration was Senator

patches : should be deducted from the $50,000 if Harding's explanation. Not all the waste and loss came from

It is an easy matter for any one to he continued to serve in both capaci

pick flaws in an organization like the ties. The discrepancy in the size of the war expenditure. But a great deal did.

Shipping Board. We had to train three two salaries is impressive.

Recently startling assertions as to in- hundred thousand shipbuilders, and in Probably other leagues than the two stances of extravagance and useless war the manning of our ships we have had

to train thousands of men. Of course, now in agreement will join in the moveexpenditure have been made. It is true

in an organization of this magnitude ment for better baseball. The new plan that the pressure of war needs does

you will find here and there evidences will not, we judge, interfere with the involve loss that would not be tolerated

of wrong-doing, and now and then you World Series that are the culminating

in peace. We could not practice econ- will uncover a systematic effort to deexcitement of each season. omy at a time when

fraud. It was necessary for the Ship

ships, camps, munitions, uniforms, and a thousand

ping Board to employ inen whose sole

responsibility was the uncovering of kinds of war material must be bought

wrong-doing, and these “PROFLIGATE AND

quickly in enormous quantities. Nor charged with a heavy responsibility. INEXCUSABLE WASTE” could we plan for a short war; we had

The men whom we depend upon to HE political campaign turned so to provide for an unknown period and

be checks upon those who might be

tempted to do wrong bear a heavy strongly on Democratic failure in make contracts long ahead. But, with

responsibility if they fail us, but in foreign relations that less was said than all allowance for this, there is growing an organization spending more than

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three billion dollars, where, as the larg- minded character of Judge Lindsey and public lives on. Let the past give us est steamship operator in the world, the peculiar value of his work in gain- confidence in the future.” millions of dollars are expended from

ing the friendship of young people who day to day, it would be humanly im

England, in like manner, through possible to prevent all wrong-doing or

under former methods might have been King, Ministers, and people, honored to do business without suffering finan

almost driven into criminal lives. It is the transfer of the body of a private cial losses from time to time.

gratifying to see this new and remark- chosen by chance and of unknown idenThis was doubtless the largest under

tity to a place of honor in Westminster taking ever attempted by any govern

Abbey. The procession paused at the ment. No one expected that it could be

great cenotaph erected at Whitehall carried through “clean.” But certainly

by England for its soldier dead and the charges now made indicate that

laid the “ Tommy's " body at its font more than the usual percentage of ineffi

while the memorial was unveiled. Every ciency and dishonesty may have ex

mother of one of the unidentified thouisted. These charges tell of the pay

sands of Britisb dead must have felt rolls padded by contractors so as to get

that it might be her son to whom the from the Board the largest price for the

nation was paying solemn tribute as least service; collusive bids; bribery by

representative of all those unknown and money and liquor of the Board's em

of all who died for their country. ployees; the drawing of salaries by

Sir Philip Gibbs, in a fine report of impostors; and the appointment of bar

the London ceremony printed in the bers, dry-goods clerks, doctors, veter

New York “ Times,” caught the spirit inary surgeons, and others of occupa

of the ceremony when he said : tions certainly unmarine as inspectors of

It was the steel helmet, the old " tin plants and ships !

hat,” lying there on the crimson of the At this juncture comes the Presi

flag, which revealed him instantly, not dent's revision of his list of appointees

as a mythical warrior aloof from com

mon humanity, a shadowy type of the to the Shipping Board. The four

national pride and martial glory, but Democratic nominees are to serve, re

as one of those fellows, dressed in the spectively, for six-year, five-year, four

drab of khaki, stained by mud and year, and three-year terms; the three

grease, who went into the dirty ditches JUDGE LINDSEY

with this steel hat on his head and in Republican nominees (one of them a

his heart the unspoken things which Cox supporter) get the two-year and

made him one of us in courage and in the two one-year terms. This is the able recognition of the value of this

fear, with some kind of faith, not clear, President's interpretation of the prowork by the people of Denver.

full of perplexities, often dim in the watchwords of those years

of war. vision of the law that not more than four members of the Commission shall be of one party. HONORS TO THE UNKNOWN

GENERAL NIVELLE
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OTHING has so touched the imagi- bration General Robert Georges A TRIUMPH FOR

Nivelle is visiting this country. He is JUDGE LINDSEY

patriotic reverence for the men who sixty-three years old. His mother was N the flood of election returns not as died to save the world from brutal English and he has a number of cousins German domination as the symbolic in the British navy. No wonder, then

, individual triumph as it really deserves. honors paid to the unknown soldier- that he speaks English fuently and Judge Ben B. Lindsey was again dead in England and France on Armi- likes it ; he is specially fond of declaimelected Juvenile Judge in Denver by stice Day's second anniversary.

ing English war ballads like “ Hohenwhat was really an extraordinary vote. In Paris President Millerand marched linden,

linden," "The Battle of the Baltic," Although he was a candidate on the bareheaded, followed by Marshals Foch, and “ The Burial of Sir John Moore." Democratic ticket, he had a majority of Joffre, and Pétain, behind a gun car- His face reminds one of the portraits 23,000 over his opponent. Judge Lind- riage which conveyed the body of an of Cardinal Richelieu. His bearing sey polled a total vote of about 46,000, unknown French poilu to its resting- impresses the observer with large rewhile the vote for the Republican Presi- place beneath the Arcde Triomphe while serves of physical and mental energy. dential and Vice-Presidential candi- scores of thousands of Frenchmen paid He has a remarkable memory; it was dates in Denver in the same precincts silent tribute in honor of him whom once said of him : " He seems to have was about 44,000. Judge Lindsey's M. Millerand apostrophized as “un- a close acquaintance with every man opponent did not carry a single pre- known soldier, nameless and triumphal in the trenches." He is a

rigid discinct out of the 211 voting precincts in representative of your heroic com- ciplinarian, but is popular withal. Denver.' The campaign for election to rades."

When the war began, General Nivelle this office was by no means a

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Paris also celebrated on Armistice was Colonel of artillery and about to over,” as the contest was. fought ag- Day the conclusion of a half-century of be retired. He was soon made General, gressively. A Republican commenting the Third French Republic. The sym- however, commanding in turn a on this election declared that it is the bolic act here was the transfer of the gade, a division, a corps, an army. greatest single political victory for an heart of Gambetta to a special place of lowing his gallant defense of Verdun in individual in the history of Colorado, honor in the Panthéon. The meaning 1916, he succeeded Marshal Joffre and perhaps in the entire country. of the ceremony, said the French Presi- (worn by two and one-quarter years of

The readers of The Outlook are well dent, was that "the Republic has lived, war) as Commander-in-Chief. acquainted with the fine and high- the Republic has conquered, the Re- In the spring of 1917 General Nivelle

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