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the addition of a new chapter which deals with the present state of affairs in China, and the events which produce them; and also by the addition of new illustrations.

In view of Sir George Goldie's assertion that the missions are undoubtedly the main cause of the present troubles in China, it is interesting to note that Mr. Henry Norman holds very strong views on the subject which coincide with those of Sir George Goldie. In his book "The Far East," (7s. 6d. : published by Fisher Unwin, London) referring to this question Mr. Norman says:"I believe it to be strictly within the limits of truth to say that foreign missionary effort in China has been productive of far more evil than good. Instead of serving as a link between Chinese and foreigners the missionaries have formed a growing obstacle. As travellers in the East well know, Oriental peoples are especially susceptible upon two points, of which their religion is the chief. We have forced the inculcation of an alien and a detested creed upon the Chinese, literally at the point of the bayonet." If this is really the chief cause of the outbreak in China, the Chinese are certainly entitled to an amount of sympathy; but this is probably not the case, and Mr. Norman's picture of the Chinaman's ignorance and cruelty is not a pleasant one. The interests of the various powers, and their aims which this book deals with exhaustively make it extremely interesting in view of the complications which may possibly arise out of the situation between the European powers.

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Ward, Lock, & Co., Ltd., Publishers, London, have issued the following books in their well-known Colonial Library, each in cloth, $1.25, and paper, 70 cents :--" A Prince of Swindlers," by Guy Boothby, author of "Dr. Nikola," etc.; Agatha Webb," by A. K. Green, author of The Leavenworth Case," etc., illustrated by Adolf Thiede; "Under Fate's Wheel," by Lawrence L. Lynch, author of "Shadowed by Three," etc., illustrated by St. Clair Simmons; "The Love That Lasts," by Florence Warden, author of "The House on the Marsh," "A Sensational Case," etc., illustrated by St. Clair Simmons.

"The Solution of the Social Problem," by C. E. Dietrich, is published as No. 22 of the Ariel Series, price 25 cents, by Schulte Publishing Co., 323 Dearborn St., Chicago. Write for lists and discounts.

F. H. Lavallie, St. Charles' Seminary, Sherbrooke, Que., has issued "Through Mary to Jesus,' being a translation into English of the little Manual of Devotion en

titled "Jesus regnant par Marie." This manual has the approbation of the Bishop of Sherbrooke. The edition in French sold very largely, and the publishers expect also a large sale for this edition in English. It is issued in two styles: cloth 25 cents, and leather 50 cents.

The Toronto News Company, Toronto, report a steady run of orders for N. P. Shiel's remarkable story, "The Yellow Danger," in paper at 75 cents retail. It is a capital story, exciting and interesting, of China, Japan and the Great Powers.

William T. Lancefield, Importer, Hamilton, is carrying a full line of Bacon's colored battle pictures. Also Bacon's of maps China, two styles, tinted 12 cents net, and colored 22 cents net, each. Circulars free on request.

Austin and Robertson, wholesale stationers and paper dealers, Montreal, have made an assignment. The assignment of the firm is due principally to the failure of the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank of Rockford, Mich., and the destruction by fire of a paper mill in Michigan in which the firm was interested. The liabilities are estimated at $100,000, and the assets, including the paper mill at Rockford, at $100,000. The principal creditor is the Merchants' Bank of Canada.

A dinner was recently given by the Lord Mayor at the Mansion House, London, to celebrate the completion of the "Dictionary of National Biography," published by Smith, Elder & Co. This monumental work is a credit to British enterprise; but the publishers are said to be "short" some £70,000 through the venture. Publishers need to make money on some books, for they lose heavily on others.

The W. J. Gage Co. ask us to state that owing to an error in the printers having gone to press with the last signature of "Robert Orange," by John Oliver Hobbes, without receiving the press proof, a sentence has been missed out on page 408. It is in Disraeli's last letter, and should go in between the words "cause of the quarrel" and "Orange applied." It runs as follows:"The passion of love invariably drives men and women to an extreme step in one direction or another. It will send some to the Cloister, some to the Tribune, some to the stage, some to heroism, some to crime, and all to their natural calling."

Dr A. H. Japp, who was the fortunate possessor of a fine copy of the first edition of "Lorna Doone," has just sold it through

Messrs. Southeby, Wilkinson & Hodge for £37. The figure curiously illustrates the fortunes of famous books. When "Lorna Doone" appeared, the critics, as Mr. Blackmore frequently stated, were mostly contemptuous and the public indifferent. Then something drew attention to the story, and it leaped into a popularity which it has maintained ever since. Collectors are now eagerly on the lookout for copies of the first edition, which may be expected to go still higher in price.

A new novel by M. P. Shiel, entitled "The Man-Stealers," is in press. It is a story of adventure, and deals with an incident in the life of the Iron Duke. Mr. Shiel is the author of "The Yellow Danger."

After many reports and contradictions it is announced, with a show of authority, that Hall Caine's new novel will appear serially in a new paper for ladies, which C. A. Pearson, Ltd., intend to start next year. The story, it is stated, is to be called "The Eternal City," not "The Roman," as was first announced.

Hodder & Stoughton are publishing a sixpenny edition of “ When a Man's Single," by Mr. J. M. Barrie.

Book Reviews.

"Unleavened Bread," by Robert Grant, 432 pages, cloth $1.25, paper 75 cents. Published by The Copp, Clark Co., Toronto.

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"Unleavened Bread" is a clever caricature of social life, and reflects a keenly observant mind. It will be thoroughly relished by all who have looked into society and its ways, and who know that therein all is not gold that glitters. Robert Grant has cleverly presented his characters. In this gallery hang no imposing portraits suggesting weeks of patient toil with the brush, but there we find "snap-shots of women and of men, who have had neither the time nor the warning to admit of posing. There is Selma White, about whom the whole story circles - Selma White, thrice married eventually, and bearing other names; who, throughout the three act comedy of her little life, paraded before the footlights, taking herself tragically, deliciously unconscious of the burlesque enjoyed by that quiet multitude of refined eyes in the shadowy theatre, and hearing not the ridicule of "the gods."

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Some people, of course, will not relish this story of a thrice-divorced woman. The librarian of a public library tells this story. He had ordered the book in the usual way, and placed it in circulation; but it was taken out at the request of a director. A

A Strong List for the Holiday Trade.

THE GIRL AT THE HALF WAY HOUSE. By E. Hough.

Paper, 75c. Cloth, $1.25.

N.Y. Commercial Advertiser says: "The Girl at the Half-way House' is a book of exceptional vitality; a series of swiftly changing, kaleidoscopic pictures of one of the most interesting phases of American life, a phase which has passed away within the memory, and almost without the knowledge, of the present generation. It is a broad canvas that Mr. Hough has chosen for his pictures, and he draws them in with bold, unfaltering strokes that

stand out in clear relief.'

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"A DAUGHTER OF WITCHES," by Joanna E. Wood.

In developing her characters, Miss Wood shows great insight, and has produced a very interesting and readable story.

W.J.Gage & Co., Limited, Toronto, Ont.

few days later the librarian was deluged with applications from society women for this book, and it transpired that the director who did not want the book read was the cause of its being wanted. The director had attended a society dinner, and in the course of conversation he had scathingly denounced the book, saying it was the story of a woman who was thrice-divorced-a story of New York society, perhaps, but not one for respectable women to read. Straightway it appeared that one respectable woman present told another who told a third, and when they could not get the book from the library, the local bookstores had quite a run on it. There is a moral in this story for other well-meaning people. Don't denounce a book too fiercely on account of alleged immorality, otherwise a lot of people who might never hear of the book will want to read it.

"David and His Friends: a series of Revival Sermons,' by Louis Albert Banks, 356 pages, cloth $1.50. Published by Funk & Wagnall's Company, New York and London.

Dr. Banks is rapidly achieving an international reputation as a writer of sermons and talks to young men that are distinctly helpful, because written in a bright style that holds their readers' attention.

The sermons contained in this volume were all preached in revival meetings held in the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Cleveland, Ohio, during the month of January, 1900. The author says: "The themes had been selected long before, and some thought and time had been expended on them at intervals during the year, but they were finally forged in the heat of battle and were dictated to my stenographer daily as the meetings proceeded. At the time of their delivery they were greatly blessed of God in the awakening of sinners and in leading to conversion, and I hope and pray that as they now go forth on the printed page the Holy Spirit may continue with them and make them an inspiration and a help to all who come to them for assistance in that most blessed of all the work given man to do, the winning of souls to Christ."

"In the Louisiana Lowlands: a sketch of plantation life, fishing and camping, just after the Civil War." By Fred Mather. 322 pages, cloth $1.50. Forest and Stream Fublishing Co., 346 Broadway, New York. Mr. Mather is already well known through his previous books "Men I have Fished With" and "Modern Fishculture." The stories gathered in his new book "In the Louisiana Lowlands " were written for

"Forest and Stream" and caught the fancy of so many of its readers that they asked to have them put in book form, and this volume is the result. Many of the sketches are founded on incidents which happened while the author was collecting fishes for the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Fish Commission, which were under the direction of the late Prof. Spencer F. Baird.

These stories are prefaced with an excellent portrait of the author, followed by the opening chorus which gives the words and music of the favorite old darkey melody, "In the Louisiana Lowlands."

MARIE CORELLI'S GOLDEN PEN.

Marie Corelli, according to a recent cable despatch to "The World," is the most financially successful English novelist of the time. Her annual income is said to average $40,000. This surpasses all known records except that of Walter Scott, whose total literary earnings amounted to about $1,500,000. The late Robert Louis Stevenson earned $150,000 in twelve years, and Rudyard Kipling is credited with having just about duplicated that achievement.

There can be no doubt that the pecuniary rewards of writers, whether of books,

magazine articles or matter for the daily press, are growing steadily larger. There are few Marie Corellis, Stevensons or Kiplings among English authors, and few Lew Wallaces, Mark Twains or Marion Crawfords among American authors. Editor Bok some time ago made a list of the literary men and women in America whose earnings gave them something more than a good living, and there were only fifteen names in it. But the general average is of more significance than the few exceptionally large fortunes, and the general average has been unquestionably advanced greatly in the closing century. When we recall that Thackeray wrote his best work for $5 a magazine page, that Macaulay got only about $1,000 apiece for his splendid essays, that Tom Moore edited the Edinburgh Review" for $5,000 a year, and was the best-paid editor of his day, and remember that there are many men of no greater ability to-day who easily command $1,000 for a short magazine article which they readily write in one evening, we may be sure of this. There are a dozen men in public life, not one of whom is fairly comparable with Macaulay as a literary workman, who receive more for a magazine article of 10,000 words than Macaulay did for the longest and best of his wonderful essays.

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The reading public grows larger by many millions every year, and at the present rate of progress the successful author of 1920 who has business sense in dealing with his publishers may be as prosperous as the successful lawyer.-N. Y. World.

THE COMING EXHIBITION.

IN MANY RESPECTS IT WILL BE A REMARKABLE ADVANCE UPON THE PAST.

All indications favor the impression that the Industrial Exhibition will in every particular be ahead of all its twenty-one predecessors. In live stock the entries are particnlarly good, much better, in fact, than the advancement of the date of opening warranted. One gratifying feature of the Exhibition that will open on Tuesday next are the efforts that have been put forth by local manufacturers to make a creditable display. They have appreciated the fact that the executive have met their views regarding the Main Building, by taking up space liberally with a view to proving that under all circumstances Canadian industries can hold their own. In home-made furniture the exhibition will be found unusually rich.

At the coming Exhibition there will be significant reminders of the patriotism of the people. Kharki-clad warriors will constantly be visible; relics direct from the South African veldt will be on view, and the

music from a score of bands will echo lofty deeds and lofty words, and breathe inspiration to lofty acts. Mention has already been made of the fact that the exhibits are in advance of other years, but the display of inventions, industrial and scientific, will be such as to command attention from every visitor, whether of world-wide experience or of merely home training. The latest developments in wireless telegraphy will be shown, the advance illustrated in the utilization of liquid air, the possibility of the creation of a perpetual air current beneath the waves made manifest, and the latest de velopment of the telephone, whereby messages can be received whether there be a listener at the terminal or not, will be shown. In short, the Toronto Exhibition of 1900 will prove, as it always has, in the van of modern progress. With respect to special features a bold stroke was made by the management in determining to secure at a liberal expenditure an entire circus to place in front of the grand stand. The Gentry pony and dog circus has a world-wide reputation as the best that has ever been. Mr. John R. Gentry, the proprietor, after whom the famous pacer, with his race record of 2.01 is named, had an idea of touring Canada with his 300 animals, including 150 Shetland ponies, 100 dogs, 30 monkeys and 20 baby elephants and zebras, all trained to any kind of performance or trick, and Manager Hill secured the aggregation for Toronto Exhibition.

HOW THE BOEKS FIGHT.

In this new book, "The Boers in War," to be issued shortly by D. Appleton & Company, the author, Howard C. Hillegas, who wrote "Oom Paul's People," the only truthful story of the South African nation, says that the Boers never had more than 30,000 armed men in the field at any time. According to the British War Office, there were no less than 250,000 English soldiers in South Africa to subdue this handful of Boers. Mr. Hillegas gives an excellent account of the Boers' method of fighting. He says that their generals cannot compel them to go into a fight, but that the commanders must call for volunteers whenever a battle is imminent. The author spent four months with the Boer forces, and he has written a book which is quite different from the usual war books. None of the matter in the book has appeared in print before, and almost all of the many illustrations were taken by himself. "The Boers in War" is uniform in size with "Oom Paul's People," and those who read that interesting study of the South African patriots will find the new book a fit companion piece and more interesting than the former volume.

NOTES IN SEASON.

"The Girl at the Halfway House," Mr. E. Hough's successful new romance, is appearing also in a Canadian edition.

"The Brass Bottle," the new romance by F. Anstey, which is said to be in the brilliant "Vice Versa" vein, is to be published probably in September by D. Appleton and Company.

Laird & Lee's "Baby Goose" will be ready for the trade this week. This is one of the most attractive juvenile books which has been published for many a day. Everything is original.

Dodd, Mead & Co. will publish on the 29th inst. Marie Corelli's new novel "The Master Christian," the advance orders for which, in this country, are said to have al

ready reached 100,000 copies.

Professor Rhys and Mr. Brynmor Jones, benefiting by the opinions of several reviewers, have revised "The Welsh People," and a second edition of it is announced by Mr. Fisher Unwin for next week.

The copyright of Balzac's novels expired on Saturday, August 18. Messrs. Levy (Paris) paid 80,000 francs ($16,000) to Bal zac's widow for this copyright in 1865 (thirty years after Balzac's death) and for thirty-five years they have enjoyed the monopoly.

John Murphy Co., Baltimore, has just ready"World-Crisis in China," by Allen S. Will, of the Baltimore "Sun," with maps of China showing scenes of conflict, also railroads of China and trans-Siberia, said to be the first book that deals wholly with the present situation.

Thomas Nelson & Sons have made arrangements by which the complete works of Thackeray will be issued at once in "The New Century Library." There will be fourteen volumes, five of which are now ready. Each volume is issued in cloth, in limp leather, and in a library edition.

David McKay wishes to inform the trade that he has just purchased "Nests and Eggs of North American Birds," by Oliver Davie. It will be issued at once in uniform style of binding with his "Methods in the Art of Taxidermy" that has just been put on the market in new and attractive style.

Egerton Castle's new novel, which will ultimately be published in book form by the Frederick A. Stokes Company, will first appear in "The Delineator," beginning in

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a saint, but gives a sympathetic and attractive idea of his personality.

At the same time Mr. Fisher Unwin will publish "Allen Lorne" by Alexander Macdougall, a book dealing with the life-history of a clever young man, who, by his heterodox views of religion alienates the class in which he was born. The novel contains some very striking "second-sight" experiences, and recognizes an element in man beyond nature, which, instead of being made by nature, is the condition of our knowing that there is a nature at all.

A new volume of short stories from the pen of Frank R. Stockton is being prepared for early publication by Charles Scribner's Sons. It will be entitled "Afield and Afloat," and will be the first volume of brief fiction that Mr. Stockton has published since "A Story Teller's Pack," issued about three years ago. It will contain a selection from the stories written during this time and will make a full and varied volume in the author's perhaps most popular field.

John Lane will publish on the 15th inst. a volume entitled "All About Dogs," by a well-known English judge, breeder and exhibitor C. H. Lane. It contains brief descriptions of the best known breeds, toge

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J. B. Lippincott Company have just published "Paris of the Parisians," by John F. Macdonald; "Patriotism or Self-Advertisement," a social note on the present war, by Marie Corelli; and a third edition of this author's "Boy, a Sketch." A very handsome edition, limited to 150 copies, is ready of "The Confessions of St. Augustine," printed on hand-made paper, with illustrations by Paul Woodroffe, engraved upon wood by Miss Clemense Housman. Other important books are "Flesh Foods," by C.

Ainsworth Mitchell, a practical handbook for medical men, analysts, inspectors and others; and "Millinery, Theoretical and Practical," by C. Hill, intended for girls studying for business purposes.

R. F. Fenno & Co. will publish next month "Nessa, the Heart of the Army," by Philip Verrill Mighels. The army is a creation of Mr. Mighels, with which he proposes to solve the eternal servant girl question. His army is one for women, which will make them smart, quick, obedient, reliable and prompt, and the barracks thereof supply the world of households with drilled and obedient "help." They will publish shortly "With King of Shield," an historical novel of the time of Richard III, by Knox Magee.

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Herbert S. Stone & Co. will issue during the fall "Between the Andes and the Ocean," the account of an interesting journey down the west coast of South America, by William Elery Curtis, the well-known Washington correspondent of the Chicago Record; Famous Trials of the Century," by J. B. Atlay; "Chapters from Illinois History," by Edward G. Mason; and "Wooings and Weddings in Many Lands," by Louise Jordan Miln, who has gathered most interesting information relating to the marriage ceremonies of many peoples.

Next week Mr. Fisher Unwin will publish a unique and fascinating book by Josiah Flynt entitled "Tramping with Tramps." It is an account of the adventures of a scientific student who lived the life of a tramp, with all its perils and vicissitudes in various countries, that he might study the question of tramps and their relation to crime on its own ground and in its own peculiar conditions and environment. Russian, German, American and English tramps were among those studied; and there is an interesting chapter and glossary at the end of the book dealing with the tramps' jargon.

It now develops that the scene of Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield's latest novel, "The Archbishop and the Lady," is not laid in an imaginary abbey as might be supposed. The entire background is genuine and the abbey in question belongs to Madame Juliette Adam, formerly editor of the "Nouvelle Revue." Madame Adam has not only given Mrs. Crowninshields permission to use the abbey as the groundwork of her story, but has accepted the dedication of the book in a charming letter to the author. The book will be published in September by McClure, Phillips & Co.

George M. Hill Company, Chicago, have some very attractive and wonderfully suc

cessful juveniles to be published September 1. "Ihe Wonderful Wizard of Oz," with words by L. Frank Baum and illustrations by W. W. Denslow exhausted its first edition of 10,000 copies before appearing in the market. The same author and picture artists are responsible for "The Army Alphabet" and "The Navy Alphabet "; also for "Father Goose: His Book" and "The Songs of Father Goose," now selling better than ever. The books are all printed in colors and handsome posters are furnished free to booksellers.

McClure, Phillips & Co. will publish, about the first of September, an important book bearing on the Chinese situation. It is the authorized translation of Leroy Beaulieu's "Renovation de l'Asie," a book which is attracting much attention in Europe just now. Henry Norman, who is regarded as one of the best experts on the Eastern situation, will write an introduction. They will publish shortly "Yankee Enchantments," a new book by Charles Battell Loomis, which consists of a series of New England modern fairy

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