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THE REAL COLONEL HOUSE
Arthur D. Howden Smith

GERMANY

JAPAN OR AT BAY

GERMANY Major Haldane

Frederic Macfall

Coleman, F.R.G.S. A remarkable inter

The inside story of pretation of the Ger

the struggle for Sibeman menace and an

The first AUTHENTIC story of Colonel E. M. House, the closest ria by an eye-witness. impressive forecast of the peace map. Maps confidant and personal representative of President Wilson.

Intimate, fascinating and illustrations. One single revelation of a startling nature made by this volume makes

and sound informa12mo. Net, $1.50 possible a rewriting of America's part in the World War.

tion. 12mo. Net, $1.35

Illustrated. 12mo. Net, $1.50
TWO WAR YEARS IN CONSTANTINOPLE NAVAL POWER IN THE WAR
Dr. Harry Stuermer, Former Correspondent, Cologne Gazette"

Lieut.-Com. Charles C. Gill An exposure of Germany's methods in Turkey, by one German The ablest recent discussion of sea power. Adopted by the Naval who dared to tell the truth." Sketches of German and young Academy, approved by the Navy Department. With maps and Turkish ethics and politics. 12mo. Net, $1.50 illustrations.

12mo. Net, $1.25 A HERITAGE OF FREEDOM

THE WAR AND AFTER Matthew Page Andrews

Sir Oliver Lodge An historical study of the spirit of liberalism uniting England and A searching study of the world-canker, and a vision of the Great America. Uncovers a new page of history.

Crusade to which the nations of the earth are called. 12mo. Boards. Net, $0.50

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FACE TO FACE WITH KAISERISM James W. Gerard

A further exposé of how “ we will come to the United States and get what we want.” Contains facts which could not before be told. Includes an intimate personal record kept day by day by Gerard in Germany. Treats of the German spy system at Washington.

Illustrated. 8vo. Net, $2.00

WOMEN WANTED

Opens the large

question : After Mabel Potter Daggett

the war- What? The astounding story of what women have done in industry since the war. The new era has come and the world doesn't know it, says the author.

Illustrated. Net, $1.50 AN AUTUMN SOWING

A work of very

fine fibre-Benson E. F. Benson

in his best manner What an expert can do with a familiar theme. " Among new novels, the most obviously destined to popularity.” -London Daily News.

12mo. Net, $1.35

THE ESCAPE OF A PRINCESS PAT
George Pearson
The straight story of fifteen months in the hands of the Huns. The
most appalling book yet written of the war.

Illustrated. 12mo. Net, $1.40
THE RED CROSS BARGE
Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
“In dramatic construction it is superb-novel, sympathetic and
convincing in the highest degree.”—New York Tribune.

12mo. Net, $1.25

FRONTIERS OF FREEDOM Secretary of War Newton D. Baker Gives the picture of a man who is impatient of anything but the best that America can do. Contains Mr. Baker's memorable survey before the Senate Committee, and his addresses to the various units at the front.

8vo. Net, $1.50

THE MIND OF
ARTHUR JAMES BALFOUR
Wilfrid M. Short
Selections revealing the mind and opinions of this inter-
national figure, with an added section on Germany.

With portrait. 8vo. Net, $2.50

THE CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE OF RECONCILIATION GOD AND THE SOLDIER
The Rev. James Denney, D.D.

Norman Maclean, D.D., and J. R. P. Sclater, D.D. Writing to his congregation at Edinburgh, Principal Alexander From a series of discussions among the chaplains in one of the Whyte said of this book : “I cannot tell you, sir, all the expansion great camps in France grew this vindication of orthodox Chrisand elevation and exhilaration and gospelising of mind and heart tianity as the religion of the fighting men. Practical questions, that have come to me from my repeated readings of that masterly answers in non-technical language.

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ROUGH RHYMES OF A PADRE THE SILVER TRUMPET

Woodbine Willie, M.C., C.S. Amelia Josephine Burr

If some Padres are“ solemn blokes," not this. “Gawd” to him is Illumines the psychology of those who are left at home, or concen- as human as any man in the trenches. Here is something altogether trales into a few lines poignant bits of drama from the war zone. new in war poetry. A book for every soldier's kit. One that has Stirring with heroic appeal. 12mo. Net, $1.00 swept England.

12mo. Boards. Net, $0.50 THE FIERY CROSS Some Verse for Today and Tomorrow YOUR BOYS

W. E. FORD: Gipsy Smith

A BIOGRAPHY
John Oxenham

J. D. Beresford and Dramatic personal

Breathing a spirit of spirituality and high endeavor-speaks directly Kenneth Richmond stories of a real man's to all who feel the vital need for a return to God and a higher spiritual of particular signifi. work among the boys life. By “the poet laureate of the war."

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tales the bony framework appears someUnquestionably the Best

what too obviously. There is excitement

enough in the author's experiences to make THE BOSTON TRANSCRIPT: Of all the books that have come to our notice, works deal

the “plain, unvarnished tale” acceptable ing primarily with the problem of Bagdad, Prof. Morris Jastrow's “The War and 'the Bagdad

without the thin disguise of fiction. Railway," with its illustrative map, is unquestionably the best.

Restless Sex (The). By Robert W. Chambers.

Illustrated. D. Appleton & Co., New York. THE WAR AND THE BAGDAD

$1.50.

A novel of New York's Washington RAILWAY

Square and Greenwich Village, with the

art and the alleged Bohemian side to the By MORRIS JASTROW, Jr., Ph.D., LL.D.

front. The title is justified by a tangle of

engagements, love affairs, and marriages. Hon. Oscar S. Straus, Er.-U. S. Ambassador to Turkey:

"My purpose was to congratulate you upon this excellent study and valuable contribution, to There is, of course, a war connection. possible terms of peace.

Thunders of Silence (The). By Irvin S. Cobb. Prof. A. Morse Stephens, Head of the Department of History, University of California :

Illustrated. The George H. Doran Company, "I regard it as one of the most valuable books that has appeared on the war.

New York. 50c. THE NEW REPUBLIC. “Hard to match for brevity and clearness. As an Oriental

A clever bit of imaginative writing in scholar, Prof. Jastrow is singularly well equipped to set forth in the light of history the conditions

which a disloyal, egotistical United States that have made Asia Minor such a disastrous breeder of strife, and this is, in fact, his most interesting contribution."

Senator is reduced to desperation and final In the words of President Wilson, the Bagdad Railway is “the heart of the matter” of the

suicide by a conspiracy of silence as to him present conflict. This is a war book of the utmost importance by an authority on Eastern civilization.

and his doings and sayings by the press It is the story of Asia Minor and its relation to the present conflict. 14 ILLUSTRATIONS AND A MAP. CLOTH, $1.50 NET.

and people of the country.
Unwilling Vestal (The). By, Edward Lucas

White. E. P. Dutton & Co., New York. $1.50. THE WAR AND THE COMING

Many years ago, when Charles Major

wrote • When Knighthood Was in Flower," PEACE

the critics laughel because, as they said, he

made Queen Elizabeth talk like an Indiana By MORRIS JASTROW, Jr., Ph.D., LL.D.

country girl. But the author had the best of A companion volume to the author's “ The War and the Bagdad Railway,” which has taken its the laugh, for his book sold enormously, and place among the valuable books called forth by the war. Prof. Jastrow in this book, carrying out largely because he made his people talk as the spirit of his other work and applying himself to the deeper aspects of the war, the "under

if they were alive, and not stilted dummies. currents," as the author puts it, shows how both the great conflict and the coming peace must be looked at from the angle of the moral issue.

Probably he put modern slang and modern The book will be found to be full of suggestion and stimulating in its thought, illuminated by locutions purposely into his sixteenth-centhe author's wide knowledge of the great movements of the world, ancient and modern.

tury characters' mouths. Certainly Mr. It is written for those who wish to pass from a consideration of surface events to a deeper inter White in his fascinating story of old Rome pretation of the great conflict; it aims especially to provide a basis on which a structure of enduring peace can be directed.

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By NEVIL MONROE HOPKINS, Ph.D.

It is a bit surprising, when the Vestal BrinA remarkable diary of the author's exciting experi

naria saves the life of a gladiator in the Secretary of War BAKER and Secretary of Navy ences during the first months of the great world war, Colosseum by turning down her thumb, to be DANIELS, in letters to the artist, praised and endorsed carrying the reader into the feverish atmosphere of Joseph Pennell's lithographs of Munition Works, Ship Europe shortly before and after the outbreak of the

told that the audience roared at her, “Good yards, etc., made by him with the permission and war. The proceeds from the sale of this book will be do for you, Sis,” or to hear the Emperor of authority of the U.S. Government. With Notes and an nated to the Belgian Scholarship Fund. 70 ILLUSTRAIntroduction by the artist.

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pleasant thing in a war book.
Battering the Boche. By Preston Gibson.

Illustrated. The Century Company, New
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This war narrative is noteworthy in that
it describes the new methods of fighting
clearly in addition to the relation of excit-
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“Ladies From Hell." By R. Douglas Pinker-

ton. Illustrated. The Century Company, New
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The title is the singular nickname given
the kilted soldiers of the famous London
Scottish Regiment. The author was one of
the “ Ladies,” and. fought at the Marne,
before Lille, and elsewhere. He tells his
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books.
To Bagdad with the British. By Arthur

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There has been no better war correspond-
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daily press his letters from and beyond
Bagdad will want to read them again. The
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country hundreds of millions of dollars
in goods and the workingmen millions

of dollars in wages to learn that our transportation facilities cannot be stretched indefinitely and still permit shippers and

Above are pictured three Hardly a corn can resist. consignees to follow their own individual

ways to treat corns.

Of course once in a while interests regarding the handling and deliv

Blue-jay is the most cer

there is an old stubborn ery of goods in transit.

tain. It is safe and gentle.

corn which requires a second The chaotic condition in which we find

But
Yet the unknowing ones

or third application.

such are our railways to-day-the fact that freight

experiment with harsh, mussy lines, express companies, and mail routes

liquids or the dangerous razor.

Blue-jay Plasters are made are swamped - is not due to severe weather

These two ways are tempo

by Bauer & Black, the great conditions and the coal shortage alone, and

rary. But Blue-jay is scien

surgical dressing house. a mere return of mild weather will not

tific. The spot of medicated Try a Blue-jay Plaster now. entirely remedy matters. This condition is

wax, discovered by a great Join the pain-free thousands due to a clogging of distribution channels

chemist, soothes while it who rely on Blue-jay.

works. —the laying up of cars which should be in

Once you know Blue-jay, transit, congestion at railway terminals. It

Place a Blue-jay Plaster on

you'll never consent to have will not be cured until some practical means

your throbbing corn tonight. a corn again, nor to coddle
Relief is instant. The soft

it with temporary ways.
is found to keep these channels clear and
to route freight through the terminals

felt pad stops the pain by The cost is slight, the aprather than to them.

relieving the pressure.

plication simple. Under present conditions freight is deliv

In 48 hours the medicated Remember, we promise imered to the railway by the shipper, whose

wax has saturated the corn - mediate relief and a defense

undermined it to its roots less corn. responsibility then ceases. This freight is

and it comes off pain

Blue-jay Plasters are transported by the railway to its destina

lessly, completely. Na

sold by all druggists, tion, and is then held at the terminal until

ture responds quickly

25c per package. Also called for by the consignee. It may lie in

to such a gentle, cor

Blue- ja y Bunion the railway warehouse for a day, two days,

rective treatment.

Plasters. or a week, and in the meantime additional freight is pouring in and overtaxing warehouse facilities. Cars cannot be unloaded, and must in turn serve as warehouses, thus bringing about a car shortage. Thus the whole railway system becomes congested ;

For Corns delivery of goods is delayed or entirely

Stops Pain Instantly-Ends Corns Completely stopped, and the industrial welfare of the

Larse package 25c at Druggists entire country is imperiled. Our business

Small package discontinued men must heed the general call from the

BAUER & BLACK Makers of Surgical Dressings, etc. Chicago and New York
Federal Government for help in this matter,
which has now become extremely serious.
Railways have always delivered less-than-

more. Probably ninety rer cent of the fam- tension of their prerogatives ; public senticar-load freight to their own freight plat- ilies in that city would have to send their ment probably would have been opposed to form and let the individual consignee or representatives to the post office. They their undertaking to deliver even less-thanexpressman

call there for it. The Na- would use street cars and other public con- car-load freight to the consignee's door ; tional express companies, like Adams, veyances. Think of the trouble and cost

but now any objections based upon the idea American, Wells Fargo, etc., have their and the extra tax on street-car lines and of private monopoly are dissipated, at least own express platforms, where their goods public service facilities. The cost to the for the duration of the war, because of are classified immediately upon being un- Government on account of congestion Government control. loaded from the express car and are trans- would be considerably more than at pres- From the practical standpoint, it is obviferred into their own trucks, which take ent, and in all probability it would be ous that the Government has no organizathem either to distributing stations or di- unable to handle the mail at two cents an tion to take over this work immediately, rectly out on certain routes.

ounce, or, now, three cents. Undoubtedly but it is so important from the country's There is no more reason why freight the cost to all concerned would be enor- standpoint that any movement on the part should be stopped at the tern.inal than that mously increased. And any move on the of manufacturers' associations, instituted express or mail should be stopped at the Government's part in this direction would to relieve the conditions, would be perterminal; it is perfectly practicable to or- meet with public disfavor. Nevertheless fectly proper and would undoubtedly find ganize freight distribution beyond the ter- that is the way railway freights are handled government authorities, both Federal and minal by means of regular motor truck to-day. And they are handled that way civic, more than realy to co-operate. delivery routes, and this could be effected simply because thatšis the way it has always While this plan has been promulgatel to great advantage to all concerned. been done and because the transportation by one of the leading truck manufacturers

Consider for a moment what would hap- and terminal facilities have been consider- of the country, who has made a particular pen if Uncle Sam refused to deliver any ably more than adequate to take care of study of highway delivery, it is interesting to mail in any first-class city. The post office normal business.

note that notonly wasa similar plan in operabuilding would have to be materially in- Of course before the Government took tion in the city of Baltimore for some years, creased in size and would be obliged to have control of the railways there might have but that this general method of freight quite as many employees as now, if not been certain practical objections to an ex- delivery has been in operation in England,

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