THE LIBRARY LANTERN
"Inside a good stout lantern hung its light"-Browning
Hamilton Smith Library, University of New Hampshire,
Durham, New Hampshire
WILLIAM W. SHIRLEY, Librarian
"Entered as second-class matter October 10, 1927, at the post office at Durham, New Hampshire,
under the act of August 24, 1912."
Volume Five, Number Five Monthly from October to June
THE NEW BOOKPLATE
The bookplate printed above will be placed in the Library books from
now on. This particular bookplate is the last in a long series, which varied
from a statement of the Library rules to a classic design, the bookplate im-
mediately preceding this one.
The University and Durham people will doubtless be more interested
in the bookplate because of its designer-Mr. William H. Brewer, jr., the
The Library will be glad to exchange its bookplate with any who care
to offer theirs.
A MODERN HUMANIST
FOURSQUARE: THE STORY OF A FOURFOLD LIFE, by John Rath-
The author of "Victim and Victor" sets down the experiences through
which he has lived, proving that book to be decidedly autobiographical, for
it was as an Episcopal priest that Oliver himself began his career. After
resigning his Orders he led a life of amazing variety, in Europe as Roman
convert and medical student, back in America as chief medical officer of
the Baltimore courts, as psychiatrist, student of Greek and of medical his-
tory, and finally as Episcopal priest again. Though he conceals himself as
much as possible in the description of his activities, the reader deduces his
kindliness and concern for humanity, his spiritual aid given to perplexed
students or unhappy consultants in his psychiatric office, and his love of
culture which pervades his life and harmonizes its varied elements.
TWO INDIAN STORIES
JOE PETE, by Florence E. McClinchey.
A moving novel of an Ojibway Indian woman and her four children.
Of the four Joe Pete is the only full-blooded Indian. As Mabel slowly
sinks lower and lower in the depths of degradation, Joe Pete with the aid
of his faithful friends and an inner urge for finer things, goes far in ful-
filling the hopes of his friends that he will do great things for his tribe.
LAUGHING BOY, by Oliver LaFarge.
The sophisticated, Americanized Slim Girl strongly attracts Laughing
Boy, and against the advice of his family marries her and they go to her
adobe to live. It is a new life for Laughing Boy. At first all goes well.
But Slim Girl continues to live a double life-an arrow and a gunshot
change life for Laughing Boy, and he returns to his tribe-alone.
THE STOCK MARKET
Those who escaped the recent disaster will be glad to know that
Hayden, Stone & Co. are giving their "Weekly Market Letter" to the
Library. This is available in the Reading Room Saturdays at noon. This
market letter is one of the most readable published, since each issue con-
tains not only a survey of the market, but descriptions of several stocks.
ALL FOUR IN ONE
THE INCREDIBLE MARQUIS, by Herbert Gorman.
This biography is nearly as dashing and romantic as any of the
D'Artagnan romances, since it deals with their author, Dumas, who-had
some of Porthos, Aramis, Athos, and D'Artagnan in himself. Dumas, who
could so easily with his energetic pen and many collaborators, make a for-
tune, could still more easily lose one. An interesting picture is given of the
vicissitudes of the early literary romantics in French literature, of which
group Dumas and Hugo were the leaders. Dumas preceded O'Neill by
nearly one hundred years in producing lengthy plays, one of which
stretched over nine hours.
Whether interested or not in the careers and escapades of the "Four
Inseparables", one can thoroughly enjoy this most interesting biography.
A GALLERY OF WOMEN, by Theodore Dreiser.
Word pictures of fifteen women who influenced one man's life, all
from that cross section of life which appeals most to Dreiser. The charac-
ter analysis is done in true Dreiserian style.
For the first time Dreiser has come near his ideal-perfection. This
book is freer from unnecessary words and ungrammatical construction,
faults for which Dreiser has always been known.
Each portrait is complete in itself, and can be enjoyed as a finished
piece of work, but to obtain a view of the influence of these characters on
the author, all must be read.
A WILD BIRD, by Maud Diver.
The wild bird is a girl, refreshingly different from the current type
of heroine, whom mystery and adventure call from England to the fron-
tiers of India. Music is a part of her soul and she creates it on the roof of
an Indian temple, a wild escapade which brings a swift denouement in the
lives of the two men who love her.
HARRIET HUME, by Rebecca West.
This story of a person able to read the thoughts of the man in love
with her, a man with neither means nor family, and with but one thought,
"he must rise" is a very good picture of the "man on the make".
Harriet Hume is the first novel by this author for over five years, and
is somewhat different in style from the "Judge". "It is the kind of a book
that no one quite understands but that everyone thinks is awfully good".
CAN'T GET A RED BIRD, by Dorothy Scarborough.
Why Dorothy Scarborough should desert the field of ghost stories for
that of cooperative agricultural marketing is a mystery, but she has done
so in this book. The latter part of the book is too smooth sailing for this
world, but in the earlier part the author has written a likely and attractive
The Library will have on exhibition in the Periodical Reading Room a
set of drawings illustrating costume design. This is loaned through the
kindness of the Traphagen School of Fashion of New York.
In the cases on the Reference Room tables will be an exhibition of
miniature Turkish and Arabic headdress, loaned to the Library through
the courtesy of Mrs. William Yale.
The Reference Room will also have an exhibition of University book-
plates to which are added some from Mr. Brewer's collection.