29 APRIL 1899, Page 14

Crooked Trails. Written and Illustrated by Frederick Remington. (Harper and

Brothers. 10s. 6d.)—Here we have some picturesque stories of life in the Wild West, as it was a generation, or even less, ago. Mexican cattle-thieves and brigands, and Indians play the part of the vanquished, and the indomitable Anglo-Saxon is the conqueror. But now and then redit et victoria. victis. So it is in the adventures and escapes of Massai, whom our author describes as a "bronco Chiricahua," terms which, we own, are not as enlightening to us, as perhaps they ought to be.