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New York Life Building, Chicago

STON HOLM.
Children's year-round boarding school. 3 to 8 years. Summer
session July 10 to Sept. 1, 8 weeks $50.00, 4 weeks $30.00. Fourth
year. Beautiful country estate, 26 acres, pine groves, Nature
study, play-ground apparatus, pony,

automobiling, bathing.
Address, MRS. HELEN W. DAVENPORT,

Sharon, Massachusetts. Telephone 125.

Appreciations of

JOHN MUIR
"The Thoreau of the Far West

James Bryce

“ He was the patriarch of American lovers of mountains, one who had not only a passion for the splendours of Nature, but a wonderful power of interpreting her to man."

David Starr Jordan

“He had a quaint, crisp way of talking, his literary style in fact, and none of the nature lovers, the men who know how to feel in the presence of great things and beautiful, have expressed their craft better than he.”

Robert Underwood Johnson

“ John Muir was not a 'dreamer,' but a practical man, a faithful citizen, a scientific observer, a writer of enduring power, with vision, poetry, courage in a contest, a heart of gold, and a spirit pure and fine.”

Charles Sprague Sargent

“No one has studied the Sierra trees as living beings more deeply and continuously than Muir, and no one in writing about them has brought them so close to other lovers of nature."

Charles Keeler

"Others may praise him for his keen eye, his grasp of nature's laws, his enthusiasm as an explorer, his grace and charm of literary style, but for me he was a personality that defies analysis - a great soul, a genuine friend, and I am grateful to share, with all who touched his life closely, in the consciousness that we are better and closer to the great primal things because we knew and loved him."

Enos A. Mills

" The grandest character in national park history and in nature literature is John Muir. He has written the great drama of the out-doors. On Nature's scenic stage he gave the wild life local habitation and character did with the wild folk what Shakespeare did with man. He puts the woods in story, and in his story you are in the wilderness. His prose poems illuminate the forest, the storm, and all the fields of life. He has set Pan's melody to words. He sings of sun-tipped peaks and gloomy canyons, flowery fields and wooded wilds. He has immortalized the Big Trees. His memory is destined to be ever with the silent places."

Alexander McAidie

“ He stood as a great advocate for the preservation of the wild and the beautiful; he gave the best that was in him to the service of men; he strove earnestly to turn their thoughts from the daily routine, with its unrest and turmoil, to the peace and beauty of the hills."

" His eloquent sentences will remain as long as our mother tongue endures, his pleadings will not lose their force, and his influence can but spread and strengthen as the years pass.”

Mr. Muir's Books TRAVELS IN ALASKA. Fully illustrated. $2.50 net. THE STORY OF MY BOYHOOD AND YOUTH. Illustrated. $2.00 net. MY FIRST SUMMER IN THE SIERRA. Illustrated from photographs by H. W. GLEA

son and from sketches by the Author. $2.50 net. STICKEEN: THE STORY OF A DOG. 60 cents net. OUR NATIONAL PARKS. With illustrations. Gilt top, $1.75 net. New Illustrated Edition.

With 32 Views and Maps, and an Appendix. $3.00 net.

Boston

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

New York

FICTION TO SUIT ALL TASTES

from which to select vacation reading

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NOTEWORTHY BIOGRAPHY OF THE SPRING

THE LIFE OF
WILLIAM McKINLEY

RIEN

DIEN RIEN

BY CHARLES S. OLCOTT

The official biography based on confidential material collected by the President's friends and executors, and giving for the first time an authentic and complete account both of the man and of his period.

THE OPINIONS OF THREE CLOSE ASSOCIATES OF McKINLEY George B. Cortelyou, formerly Secretary to the President:

“ An accurate, comprehensive and sympathetic record.” William R. Day, formerly Secretary of State :

"A fine account of the real McKinley, historically accurate." Charles G. Dawes, formerly Comptroller of the Currency: " A perfect biography."

2 vols. Illustrated. $5.00 net.

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BOOKS

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WHICH EVERY BIRD LOVER

SHOULD POSSESS

- MANUALS A GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NEW ENGLAND AND EASTERN

NEW YORK By RALPH HOFFMAN. “The most helpful bird manual that has yet been published for amateurs who live within the territory described." New York Globe. 'Fully illustrated. $1.50 net. HANDBOOK OF BIRDS OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES

By FLORENCE MERRIAM BAILEY “For all bird lovers whose home is beyond the Mississippi, or who expect to travel thither, the book is indispensable.” — Chicago Interior. Fully illustrated. $3.50 net. BIRDS OF VILLAGE AND FIELD

By FLORENCE MERRIAM BAILEY. “We know of no handbook which so completely answers the needs of the

student." Boston Transcript. Fully illustrated. $2.00 net. THE LAND-BIRDS AND GAME-BIRDS OF NEW ENGLAND

By HENRY D. MINOT. Edited and with notes by WILLIAM BREWSTER. " The work is a most valuable one for inciting an interest in nature, and will prove a treasure to many young people."-- Boston Advertiser. Illustrated. $3.50 rei.

STUDY AND OBSERVATION TWO BIRD-LOVERS IN MEXICO

By C. WILLIAM BEEBE. "An instructive and useful guide for all prospective voyagers to Mexico." — Boston Tess

script. Over 100 illustrations. $3.00 net. WILD WINGS By HERBERT K. JOB. " The book will appeal strongly to American sportsmen and to lovers of nature everywhere."

Philadelphia North American. Illustrated. $3.00 net. METHODS OF ATTRACTING BIRDS

By GILBERT H. TRAFTON. “ Householders who are anxious to attract native birds to their home-lots and farmers wbo are desirous of achieving the same result for the benefit of their crops, may be commended to Mr. Trafton's little book." —

San Francisco Argonaut. Ilustrated. $1.25 net. NOTES ON NEW ENGLAND BIRDS

By HENRY D. THOREAU. Arranged and edited by Francis H. ALLEN. “These bird descriptions have the charm which is characteristic of Thoreau. . . put in note form, live and intimate.”- Chicago Inter-Ocean. Illustrated.

$1.75 net. THE BIRD OUR BROTHER

By OLIVE THORNE MILLER. “ It brims with sympathetic narrative of bird life and bird lore, and will be given a

warm welcome by all who love these small feathered friends.” Philadelphia Telegraph. $1.25 net. WITH THE BIRDS IN MAINE

By OLIVE THORNE MILLER. “The author shows how close has been her communion with the birds by writing as

they sing, brightly, clearly, and with here and there a particularly piquant note." — N. Y. Times. $1.10 net. THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF BIRDS

By OLIVE THORNE MILLER. “A manual with which any young reader seeking to be an ornithologist might wisely begin." -- Independent. "A satisfying and exhaustive book, stimulating and inspiring. The pictures, particularly the

colored plates, are beautiful." - Literary Digest. Illustrated. $2.00 net. FIELD DAYS IN CALIFORNIA

By BRADFORD TORREY. Adventures and experiences while bird-gazing in California. "Mr. Torrey loved birds, beasts, flowers, green fields, the sea, and the mountains, and there are charming references to them included in this book." - N. Y. Times. Illustrated. $1.50 net. THE WOODPECKERS

By FANNIE HARDY ECKSTORM. “The book is rich in facts gained from observation, and all are most pleasingly told.” - Chicago Inter-Ocean. Illustrated. $1.00 net.

ESSAYS AND POEMS BIRDS IN THE BUSH

By BRADFORD TORREY. " This is one of the most charming of books. Wherever it is opened it is found to be in

teresting." – Cleveland Leader. $1.15 net.
THE CLERK OF THE WOODS

By BRADFORD TORREY. " A thoroughly delightful book, neither too scientific nor too imaginative." — Brooklyn
Eagle. $1.15 net.
BIRD AND BOUGH

By JOHN BURROUGHS. “ Every poem in this book is full to overflowing with a warm, eager sympathy with Nature,
her birds, her changing seasons, and her thousand and one other delights of field, forest and fell." - Boston Transcrift.
$1.00 net.
BOSTON HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY NEW YORK

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