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"There is a singular want of courtesy among the editors of Canadian papers," writes one interested in the publishing business in this city. "The literary editor of the 'Mail and Empire,' and Dr. Withrow, the genial and courteous editor of the 'Methodist Magazine,' are the only ones who send to the publisher clippings of reviews in their columns. For the rest, about half or less send marked copies of their papers, and the others leave the author and publisher in blissful ignorance as to whether the book has been reviewed or used to provide shaving paper for the editor." The same writer remarks that in almost every case "the great journals of the United States send the publisher a clipping of the review." Some of the Canadian editors evidently have a keen eye to business. Occasionally, it is said, the publisher receives a note from the editor, saying that a notice of the book sent will be inserted at advertising rates. Such was the case with one of the Galt papers, and where the book in question was written by a local man !

Mr. Davis showed in his very successful "Soldiers of Fortune" that he could sustain through a long novel the same fascination which had so prominently marked his short stories, and this tale of a bankrupt king is as well drawn, as romantic, and as continuously interesting as anything the author ever wrote. The newspaper correspondent, who is the real hero, is one of Mr. Davis's finest creations, and all his characters of the drama are real and vital.

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The book will be issued simultaneously in the United States, Canada and England, and although large editions have been arranged for, it will be necessary to order at once to insure delivery on the day of publication. This was plainly shown in the case of "Soldiers of Fortune last which ran year, through a couple of large editions before it was actually published, and there is every reason to believe that this new story will be the most popular novel of 1898, just as its predecessor was of 1897. Charles Scribner's Sons, 153-157 Fifth Avenue, New York.

A number of gentlemen recently accepted the invitation of the president and directors of the Royal Paper Mills Company to visit their works at East Angus, Quebec. Arriving at Angus the party were met by Mr. Ives, M.P., the General Manager, and by him and Mr. F. P. Buck, president, escorted over the works.

Among those present were: Messrs. W. B. Ives, M.P., F. P. Buck, Wm. Farwell, N. W. Thomas, Major I. Wood, C. C. Cleveland, C. H. Kathan, J. S. Mitchell, T. J. Tuck, W. Blue, J. Campoux, L. Codere, C. H. Clark, J. C. Waterhouse, S. L. Clough, W.

S. Dresser, H. B. Brown, C. A. French, H. R. Fraser, Frank Grundy, S. W. Jenckes, J. Welsh, C. Noble, J. M. Jenckes, C. G. Buck, and representatives of the press.

East Angus is becoming a thriving little village, and it would seem that a bright future was before it.

The Royal Paper Mills Company is incorporated by Statute of the Province of Quebec. The Directors are: F. P. Buck, Sherbrooke; Hon. W. B. Ives, M.P., Sherbrooke; R. H. Pope, M.P., Cookshire; C. C. Cleveland, Danville; John Champoux, D'Israeli; Hon. Frank Jones, Portsmouth, N. H.; George Van Dyke, Lancaster, N. H.; Hon. I. W. Drew, Lancaster, N. H.; Chas. A. Sinclair, Boston.

The officers of the Company are: F. P. Buck, president; Hon. W. B. Ives, M.P., general manager; F. W. Thompson, sec treas. and assistant manager, and F. W. Denison, superintendent.

The authorized capital is $800,000, of which $492,500 is subscribed and paid up. The charter authorizes the issue of $400,000 in first mortgage bonds. That amount of bonds is about to be issued and offered to the public at par. The bonds are payable in ten years, bear five per cent. interest, payable quarterly. The coupons and bonds are payable at the Eastern Townships bank, Sherbrooke. That institution will receive applications for the purchase of bonds. The mortgage will affect all their mills, dam, piers, booms and power, and the lands around the mills necessary for the Company's operations, also about 65,000 acres of timber lands on the St. Francis river and its tributaries above the mills, which the Company owns in fee simple. The construction account of the mills, piers, booms and dam amounts to $96,505.42. The timber lands are easily worth $5 per acre, or $325,000, so that the bonds are secured by property to the extent of $921,505.42.

The capacity of the paper mill is 15 tons of paper per day. The mill does not make news print. It makes the middle grades, book and writing papers.


The "Publishers' Circular," London, gives the following names and addresses of some of the agents (with the districts allotted) appointed by the Publishers' Association to prevent the importation and sale of unauthorised reprints of copyright works in the Colonies:

W. L. Davidson (E. S. Wigg & Son), Ade-
laide; South Australia and Western Aus-

C. M. Robertson (G. Robertson & Co', Little
Collins Street, Melbourne; Colonies of
Victoria and New South Wales.

J. Ferguson (Ferguson, Watson & Co.),
Brisbane; Colony of Queensland.

C. Walch (J. Walch & Sons), Hobart; Tasmania.

J. Horsburgh, 97 George Street, Dunedin;
South Island of New Zealand.

J. H. Upton (Upton & Co.), Auckland;
North Island of New Zealand.
T. M. Duncan (J. C. Juta & Co.), Adderley
Street, Cape Town; Cape Colony, British
South Africa, and British Central Africa.
P. Davis (P. Davis & Sons), Maritzburg;
Colony of Natal.

T. W. and W. T. Spinks (Thacker, Spinks
& Co.), Calcutta ; Presidency of Bengal,
North-West Provinces of India, and the

E. S. Hale, 53 Esplanade Road, Fort Bombay; Presidencies of Bombay and Madras, and the Central Provinces of India. W. King (Kelly & Walsh, Limited), Hong Kong Hong Kong.

G. Brinkworth (Kelly & Walsh, Limited), Singapore; Singapore and the Straits Settlements.

C. A. Cave (H. W. Cave & Co.), Colombo Ceylon.

The agent for Canada does not seem to have been appointed yet. Probably that is just as well.

Among the Magazines.

The first number of "Harper's Bazar" for July will contain the opening chapters of Mr. Howells' new novel, entitled "Ragged Lady."

On April 30th the publishers of the "Scientific American" issued a "naval supplement," to be sold at 25 cents. The publishers assert they have sold 175,000 of these "supplements," and add regretfully that the ads. in it were taken on the basis of 20,000 circulation!

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How to Report a Baseball Game the title of an interesting practical article by Henry Chadwick, the veteran baseball writer, in "The Writer" (Boston) forJune. The mysteries of the score book are explained, and the whole process of baseball scoring is clearly illustrated, with diagrams. The price of "The Writer" is ten cents a number, or one dollar a year. It may be ordered through any newsdealer. for June opens Godey's Magazine' with a contribution by Joseph Dana Miller, on "The Spaniard in Cuba." In this paper Mr. Miller gives a clear, concise and unanswerable statement of the whole Cuban question, reviewing the history of Spain's rule in the Island from its beginning to the outbreak of the war with the United States. The article covers the subject so thoroughly that it should be kept for reference by every reader of to-day's history-making events. The announcement of the contents of the June Harper's" shows a large proportion of timely subjects. "Current Fallacies upon Naval Subjects" is by Captain A. T. Mahan, U.S.N.; Professor Albert Bushnell Hart contributes an article on "Our Diplomatic Relations with Cuba "; "The Situation in China" is analyzed by "one of the most distinguished European correspondents" and Julian Ralph contributes "The Czar's People"--the second of a series of

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articles treating Russia as a militant power in the forefront of modern political and territorial movements. A story of the Maine woods by Hamblen Seers; "A Rebel Cipher Despatch," by David Homer Bates; and "A Study of a Child," by Louise E. Hogan, are other noteworthy features in an exceedingly valuable number.

The June issue of "The Forum" may, with some degree of propriety, be termed a Cuban number, for the first four articles deal with the Island, or the war with Spain. Senator Foraker heads the list with a paper entitled "Our War with Spain: its Justice and Necessity." He gives a succinct account of the events which led to the present war, contending that Spain has lost her sovereignty over Cuba by her own misrule, and that she has also lost the opportunity to retire with dignity and honor by obstinately refusing the kindest and most generous offers of mediation. Representative

John A. T. Hull follows with an article on "The Hull Army Bill." Mr Hull shows that the Bill, which has now become law, is practically identical with that which was rejected by the Fifty-fourth Congress. The three-battalion organization which he contended for was approved by all the great generals of our country, including Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan; and the reports of the Secretary of war, extending as far back as 1889, have shown its absolute necessity. The Hull Bill, together with the Volunteer Organization Bill, recently passed, will enable the President in future to organize an army at once by expanding the regular army to 61,000 men, and by calling into the service as many volunteers as he may desire,

without awaiting the slow action of Congress. Mr. Robert T. Hill, a geologist on the United States Geological Survey, contributes a paper on “Cuba, and its Value as a Colony," which is a valuable addition to the stock of general knowledge concerning the Island. Mr. Hill believes that every native-born Cuban is at heart an insurgent, and every insurgent an annexationist, and that, whatever may be the result of the war, it will be a distinct gain for Cuba, for the New World, and for civilization generally. With the retirement of the Spanish flag the commerce of the Island will be unfettered, its industry promoted, its agriculture increased, and its healthfulness improved. Mr. Joseph E. Chamberlain, the author of the

"The War for Cuba," points out paper, that just as our Civil War was nominally a war for the preservation of the Union, but really a war for the negro, so the war with Spain is virtually a war for the Cuban, although popularly supposed to be on account of the destruction of the Maine. Mr. Chamberlain is a war correspondent, now in Tampa; and one observation of his now deserves special notice. His experience is, that although in the public estimation and in the press the Cuban occupies the position of a hero, yet in actual contact with men of the army and navy, as well as with the better class of Americans in civil life, the contempt for the Cuban is most conspicuously exhibited.


The following are the names of the new officers for the current year of the public

libraries of the Province of Ontario, in the towns named :

FLESHERTON.-President, W. Clayton; secretary, F. Hickling; treas., Geo. Mitchell; librarian, Wm. A. Armstrong.

LINDSAY.-Messrs. F. D. Moore, R. H. Walks, A. P. Devlin, E. A. Hardy, Rev. L. S. Hughson, Dr. Vrooman, Rev. J. W. McMillan, Thos. Stewart, Miss J. S. Hillock.

NEW HAMBURG.-President, Dr. J. Marty ; vice-president, J. F. Rau; treasurer, J. R. Feick; secretary, Henry Beilstein.

PORT CREDIT.-Messrs. W. M. Shaw, A. Block, Rev. J. H. Oliver, W. Goggin, and John M. Gray; Misses A. Hamilton, K. McCulley, L. McFarlane, and Mrs. J. McClelland.

PEMBROKE.-President, Jas H. Burritt; secretary, W. E. O'Meara; treasurer, M. Howe.

TAVISTOCK.-President, J. Richardson; vice-president, Rev. F. Veit; secretary, Dr. M. Steele; treasurer, F. Krug.

WOODSTOCK.-President, A. Stevenson; secretary, Capt. H. V. Knight; librarian, Miss Robb.

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