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Chicago Public Library

Book Bulletin

Volume 5.

Board of Directors

Antonio Lagorio, President
Max Henius, Vice-President
Philip M. Ksycki
Samuel Despres
Charles C. Breyer
James J. Healy
Frank J. Pokorney
T. Frank O'Connell
Oscar G. Mayer
Harry G. Wilson

Henry E. Legler
Carl B. Roden

December, 1915.

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Librarian
Assistant Librarian

Five thousand copies of the Book Bulletin are issued monthly, except in July and August, and are distributed free of charge in all departments of the Main Library and in all branches. Copies will be mailed to any address for twenty-five cents a year to cover postage.

An annual cumulated number is published in January of each year and is on sale at ten cents per copy.

No. 10.

Library Departments and Hours Circulating, Open Shelf and Registry Departments, third floor; open 9 a. m. to 8:30 p. m., closed on Sunday.

Reference Room and Public Card Catalogue, fourth floor, open 9 a. m. to 10 p. m., Sundays and holidays 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.

Thomas Hughes Room for Young People, fourth floor, open 9:30 a. m. to 6 p. m., closed on Sunday. Art Room, fifth floor; open 9 a. m. to 5:80 p. m., closed on Sunday.

Patents and Bound Newspapers Room, first floor, Randolph street entrance; open 9 a. m. to 5:80 p. m., closed on Sunday.

Civics Room, first floor, Randolph street entrance; open 9 a. m. to 10 p. m.; closed on Sunday.

Reading Room for current magazines and newspapers, fourth floor, Randolph street entrance; open 9 a. m. to 10 p. m., Sundays and holidays 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.

Music Room and Foreign Room, fourth floor, Washington street entrance; open 9 a. m. to 8:80 p. m., closed on Sunday.

What's in the Magazines

There is now no topic of human interest-important or trivial, social, industrial, political, humanitarian, artistic, antiquarian, genealogical, philological, educational, architectural, historical, scientific, religious, or pertaining to any other line of thought— which is not fully represented in the pages of the magazines. With a view to grouping and indicating some of these tendencies there will appear in succeeding issues of the Book Bulletin a series of brief narrative references to such material. Among the special topics to be thus noted are the follow

Next to the newspapers, the magazines attract the largest number of readers; books come third. Of the making of periodicals, as Solomon said of books, there is no end. Leaving out of the reckoning hundreds of trade periodicals devoted each to a particular industry or some phase of an industry, and several hundred magazines printed as house organs for employees of large industrial establishments, there remain in the list of magazines regularly published, about 2,000 more general in character. Of these, 600 may be found on file in the main reading room of the Chicago Public Li-ing: brary, and an average of sixty to seventy of the more popular ones in each of the thirty-four branches. The readers in the main reading room number about 1,500,000 annually, and in

1. Men and women who do things.

2. The new poets, the new dramatists, the new artists-and their prod

uct.

the branches the yearly total is about 3. The world of the dollar-captains

1,800,000-an aggregate of 3,300,000 for twelve months.

of industry and regiments of bread-earners.

4. Caricature as a reflection of current thought.

5. Fiction on the installment plan. 6. Education for young and old. (1) Men and Women Who Do Things

"Not a day passes over the earth but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words,

and suffer noble sorrows. Of these obscure heroes, philosophers and martyrs the greater part will never be known till that hour when many that are great shall be small, and the small great.' (Charles Reade in Cloister and the Hearth.)

In every corner of the world, today, men and women who are active in professions, trades and business occupations, are developing new ideas, suggestions and accomplishments along original lines. Many of them are doing large things without realization that they differ in originality and genius from their fellows; many are in obscure places with no thought of further equivalents than the every-day satisfactions of life. In consequence, except when enterprising newspaper writers chance upon out-of-the-ordinary personalities as material for Sunday articles, most of them remain unknown to all but local fame. In the last few years some of the magazines. have sought to secure snap-shot pictures of men and women engaged in doing interesting things, and a number of them have established regular departments of this type. Among them are the following:

Persons in the Foreground-Current Opinion.

Interesting People-American Mag

azine.

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and war, more of them relate to lesserknown events and experiences and the moving figures in them. Samples taken from the contents of periodicals indicate the wide range of interest thus which maintain regular departments represented during the past twelve months:

Interesting People-American Magazine Roger Derby, a millionaire pioneer farmer in the sand hills of North Carolina.

W. H. Clemmons, president of Fremont College, Nebraska, where students get their meals and an edu cation for $3.50 a week.

Quentin D. Corley, an armless wonder, who lost both arms 18 years ago by falling from a train, but by mechanical devices of his own planning can put on his own collar and necktie and drive an automobile.

Winifred Sackville Stoner, a 12-year-old Pittsburgh girl, who is a product of "natural education." She speaks eight languages, is an author-teacher in Carnegie Institute and throws a ball as well as any boy.

J. C. Sanders, warden of the Iowa State Penitentiary, who puts prisoners on their honor outside the walls ascribing it all to music, which he introduced into the prison.

Lod Calohan, a Kansas City cattle inspector, who never forgets a cattle brand. He examines two million cattle a year and carries 15,000 brands in his head.

Charles E. Bullard, famous New Hampshire photographer of cats.

Dr. Jacob W. Bolotin, born blind, who overcame tremendous obstacles and is now attending physi cian in the Cook County Tuberculosis Hospital. He saved the money for his education as a salesman traveling alone, although blind, all over the United States.

Donaldina Cameron, who has saved 1,500 Chinese girls in San Francisco from slavery. The hostile Chinese call her "the white devil.'

Franklin Matthews, who teaches young men at Columbia University how to become reporters. The practice newspaper is called the Blot.

A. E. Chapman, a southern Californian, who rids whole communities of flies. His curious fly-lore is interesting.

Aunt Mary Goddard, who is 105 years old and still a preaching elder in the Quaker Church of Brunswick, Me. For seventy years she has sat on the facing seat in Quaker meeting houses.

Mose Jacobs, richest newsboy in the world. His sales average 3,000 a day. Russell H. Conwell, Philadelphia preacher and edu cator, who devotes the proceeds of his lectures to sending poor boys through college. He has delivered his lecture on "Acres of Diamonds" over 5,000 times.

Timothy Cole, master artist of wood engraving, now becoming obsolete.

Men of the Moment-British Review of Re

views

Enver Pasha, mystic and man of action; dashing leader of the young Turks.

Prince Yamagata, elder statesman of Japan. George W. Russell, "A. E.," a poet harnessed to the plough. As mystic poet, painter and essayist and cooperative economist, he is regarded as the most multiform personality since William Morris. Prof. W. R. Brooks, astronomer, the most successful comet hunter in the world. He has discovered twenty-seven of them.

Persons in the Foreground-Current Opinion Ferdinand of Bulgaria, a sovereign who seeks a crown in Constantinople.

Kitchin of North Carolina, the new radical leader of the Democratic cohorts in Congress. Yoshihito, Mikado of Japan.

William A. Wirt, educational engineer, constructive genius of the Gary school system.

Albert Thomas, the baker's boy who became French minister of munitions.

Andrew Furnseth and his fifteen-year siege of Congress.

About People-Woman's Home Companion Mrs. William Tracy, ostrich farmer. She keeps a hundred of the long-legged birds on an alfalfa farm in California.

William J. Burns, the most famous detective in real life.

Marie Greene Blumenschein, whose painting, "The princess and the frog," won the Shaw prize. Florence Fisher, a successful stenographer, whose specialty is reporting conventions. Margaret Mahaney, turkey doctor.

Who's Who, and Why-Saturday Evening Post Frank Plowman Woods of Iowa, a silent Progressive. William Graves Sharp, who favors aeroplanes for carrying mails.

James K. Vardaman of Mississippi, long of locks and fierce of gesticulation, and a fire-eater. Swager Shirley, official fool-killer of the House of Representatives.

Joffre, short and fat, wild of eye and congested of speech, and harder than any nail ever made by a nail-worker.

Fred Smith, who before he was made head of the British Press Bureau, was known as Galloping Freddie, and then assumed a slow and sedate walk. His Press Bureau became known as the Supress Bureau.

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The opening of new branches, the rapid increase in circulation of books, and the general expansion of the Chicago Public Library necessitates an increase in the staff of workers. For this reason a second Training Class is to be formed in January, to prepare young women for positions. The entrance examination will be given December 20th, at 2 o'clock.

This examination includes questions in history, literature, and general information, and is given only to residents of Chicago. High School graduates are admitted, but college graduates and those who have had some experience in educational and social work receive preference, when the results of the examination are considered.

The Public Library offers excellent opportunities to Chicago young women who have had a college education, who wish to remain at home, and at the

same time enter some kind of social service. The positions in the library are graded, and by taking promotional examinations one may advance from one grade to another.

No tuition is charged for instruction given in the Training Class, and no salary is paid during the period of training.

Further information will be given. by the Director of the Training Class. Application blanks will be sent on request. New Branches

Two new branch libraries have been added to the system this fall: at Pulaski Park, Blackhawk and Noble streets, where the Library occupies a handsomely furnished room in the field house, tendered by the West Park Board; the other at Forrestville School, 45th street and St. Lawrence avenue, in quarters set aside by the Board of Education.

Two additional branches will be opened soon after January 1st, 1916. One of these will be at the Carter Harrison Technical High School, at Marshall boulevard and 24th street, and will be the first high school branch in Chicago. The second branch to be opened in 1916 will be known as Woodlawn Branch and will be installed in rented quarters at 1173 63d street.

Holiday Hours

On Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25th, the Main Library and all branch libraries in all parts of the city will be closed all day. On New Year's Day the reading room of the Main Library will be open from 9 a. m. to 6 p. m., the branches from 2 to 6 p. m. The usual Sunday hours will be observed on the Sundays after Christmas and New Year's Day, December 26th and January 2d, respectively.

On Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th, all of the branch libraries will be closed at 6 o'clock.

Books Added to the Library

Books marked do not circulate; those with the letter P are in the Art room, and those marked Doc. are in the Document department. *Ser. represents serials which do not circulate.

General Works Bibliography

Clemons, H. An essay towards a bibliography of the published writings and addresses of Woodrow Wilson, 1875-1910. 1913. *O 2806

Courtney, W. P. A bibliography of Samuel Johnson. 1915. *O 2668 (Oxford historical and literary studies. v. 4). Modern drama and opera; reading lists on the works of various authors. 1911-1915. 2v. *O 2708 (Useful reference series, no. 4, 18). Sherman, F. F. A check list of first editions of the works of Bliss Carman. 1915. *O 2805 Thacher, J. B. Catalogue of the John Boyd Thacher collection of incunabula. Comp. by Frederick W. Ashley. 1915.

*O 426 "The collection was on April 27, 1910, intrusted by Mrs. John Boyd Thacher to the custody of the Library of Congress as a deposit subject to her pleasure."-Introd. 840 works; specimens of over 500 presses. Washington, D. C. Public Library. Catalogue of Catholic and other select authors in the Public Library of the District of Columbia. 1915. *O 2143 B

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Jastrow, J. Character and temperament.

1915.
L 11094
(The conduct of mind series, ed. by J. Jastrow).
Religion

Austin, Mrs. M. H. The man Jesus; being a brief account of the life and teaching of the Prophet of Nazareth. 1915.

M 7040 Benson, L. F. The English hymn; its development and use in worship. 1915. M 8554

Huelster, A. Miracles in the light of science and history. 1915. M 9211 Hus, J. De ecclesia. The church, by John Huss, tr., with notes and introduction, by David S. Schaff. 1915. M 9219 Lamberton, C. D. Themes from St. John's gospel in early Roman catacomb painting. 1905. M 9426 McComb, S. the world.

Taylor, H. O.

Faith the greatest power in 1915.

M 9521

Deliverance, the freeing of the spirit in the ancient world. 1915. M 7516 Contents: Chaldæa and Egypt.-China: duty and detachment.-The Indian annihilation of in dividuality, Zarathushtra.-The prophets of Is

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American Academy of Political and Social
Science, Philadelphia. The American in-
dustrial opportunity. 1915.
L 12682

(Its Annals. vol. LIX whole no. 148). Babson, R. W. The future of South America. 1915.

L 11931 Gras, N. S. B. The evolution of the English corn market from the twelfth to the eighteenth century. 1915. L 6587, 13 (Harvard economic studies). Howe, F. C. Socialized Germany. 1915. L 12690 Thompson, W. S. Population: a study in Malthusianism. 1915. L 6589, 63III (Columbia University studies in history, economics and public law). Todd, J. A. 1915.

The world's cotton crops.
L 9170

Thrift MacGregor, T. D. The book of thrift; why and how to save and what to do with

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7v.

Law

Business law-case method, prepared under the editorial supervision of William KixMiller and William H. Spencer. A systematic non-technical treatment of business law in story and case form. 1915. Civics Dept. Chicago. Police Department. Summary of penal ordinances of Chicago, also police department organization ordinances and *Doc. duties of police. 1915. Palmer, T. W. Guide to the law and legal literature of Spain, 1913-1914. 1915. *O 2152

Third volume in the series of guides to foreign law published by the Library of Congress; preceded by the Guide to the law and legal literature of Germany, 1912, and the Bibliography of international law and continental law, 1913.

Criminology

Healy, W. and Healy, M. T. Pathological lying, accusation, and swindling; a study in forensic psychology. 1915. L 9951, 1 (Criminal science monograph no. 1).

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