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October 14, 1923 - Image 18

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BOOKS AND WRITERS have made the poverty-stricken Fabre shams of all sorts was a pious boy, reviled by scientists whose progress in
(Continued from Page Five) gasp. He recounts student pranks who saw in the complicated nervous science had been made possible by his
this "Story of Development" is made and experiences in discussion and mi- system of man the mark of divine in- discoveries. Today Fabre is a popu-
up of letters that the young man-by croscopy; praises certain liberal pro- rteligence, and in the adaptation of laridol, approved by churchmen4and-
necessity a student of medicine first testant churches and works himself organisms divine kindness. ike agnostic; Haeckel is a bane of con-
and zoology second-wrote while at i into a fine fury over the ceremonies many protestant Christians, he saw tention wherever Chritaian tmeet,
school or on vacations. He describes and privileges of Catholicism. For evil only in the Catholic church, and even though they may think it is Dar
his room and his meals and tells what in his youth Haeckel, the champion imagined that between it and his owns win over whom they keternally
he paid for them-prices that would of monism and attacker of religious fahth as andireTeoindewragge Ofthe oreldite
__________________________________________________rather than on degree, The difference bigger work and the more lasting, yet
between Haeckel and most protest- it were foolish to try to say which did
ants lay in the fact that he ceased the better. The lives of the two men
imagining and took to knowing-but form a queer jumble of right and
that is not part of this tale. The note wrong, justice and injustice, that fit
of originality is present in other better into the philosophy of Haeckel
YOU wiII be more thoughts and activities, and the Haeck- than that of. Fabre.
el of Wurzburg college days was by Of the books themselves, little is to
than satisfied no means an ordinary youth. He pre- be said. Haeckel's is a collection of
ferred thinking to believing, and hours letters, and letters only, with more
*with the with a microscope to nights in a bier- substance than is to be found inmost
W stube. From a boy with such likings books of its kind. Mr. Bicknell's is
n s ie one may expect things. a collection of extracts from the books
a n rS l'1C eLet -us contrast with Haeckel's life of Fabre, rather well. selected, and
that of Fabre. Born of peasants, his not too well pieced together. by edi-
at parents were illiterate and his rela torial court-plasters that suggest the
tives nearly so. His father kept little !Burgess Bed-time Stories. It is a
restaurants, staying in one town until I handy volume, and accomplishe ts
Tuttles Lunch Room business failed, and moving on to an-,purpose, but it makes no great con-
other, to repeat the process. Little tribution to the biography of a great
338 Maynard St. South of Majestic Jean Henri got his first schoolinghonaturalist.
In a peasant but where pigs and MODERN COMIPOSERS OF EUROPE,
chickens mingled with the students; by Arthur Elson. The Page Ce.
where instruction was given only to; GRAND OPERA SINGERS OF TODAY
those who already could read, and by Henry C. Lahee. The Page Co.
hay-making was more important than Mr. Elson begins his book with a
arithmetic. Beyond this he dug out picture of Rimsky-Korsakoff and a
\\,\1\f111 . most of his education for himself, chapter on Richard Strauss, so I real-
against the ridicule of his relatives ly expected something from it. M,
and fellow-teachers. Finally estab- first jar came when I found that Mr.
lishing himself with a little income, Elson considers Wagner "one of the
he married, and managed to supportIfew great geniuses that music has pro-
a family on less than $350 a year. He duced"; my second with they discovery
had the audacity to teach science to that the chapter on Strauss contains
girls, and was fired by the French pre- no mention of "Salome", andends with
decessors of Mr. Sumner and Justice the declaration that its composer is
Ford. He excited the ire of a village "astray in his orchestral paths of
priest, and was driven from the town musical ugliness." Rimsky-Korsakoff,
by two bigoted old maids. The cleri- too, is listed as a great musician, while
r K I,1 ___jcal party refused him equipment for Moussorgsky is a sort of second-rate
scientific research because it was pro- muddler who didn't know much about
fane and useless, and the anticlericals composition and had few ideas on bar-
stopped the sale of his books because mony. In the tag-end chapters. which
they dwelt too much upon God to be entitle the book to the label "second
used in the schools. In the height of edition," these faults are somewhat
his prosperity he earned as much- .as madified. But at the best, it is a
$3,000 per year; at the height of his nuisance to look 'in two places for
Buy Tour Christmas achievements he had to accept charity one thing.
Diamond Now Use Our Christ- forced from a reluctant government
Gift weekly by his friends. Fabre's books, that Mr. Lahee might well have entitled
can be read and understood by a child, his book a "History of Modern Amer
AI sold in hundreds; Haeckel's, that can can Opera, with Notes on Opera Sing-
URCHASE be assimilated only by the hardest la- ers." The account is a sympathetic
bor, were translated into fourteen }ine, though rather disjointed. Mr.
tongues and went through .so many Iahee manages not to offend by at-
We also sell Watches, Clocks, and editions that the plates wore out. Yet tacking no one, and he offers few
Jewelry 8n this plan in the last years of his life Fabre was opinions that are not taken from press
SONLANDERER & SEYFRIED honored by.the world and loved by his reports. There is little uniformity
JEWELERS associates, while Haeckel had to fight about the book; one has to think twice
304 S. MAIN for space in his own building and was (Continued on Page Seven)

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