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"Many books have been published on the Care of the Sick by medical men and by nurses, but, for the comprehensiveness of its contents and general utility, none has ever equalled the volume now under consideration. Dr. Billroth is a medical scientist of world-wide reputation, is Professor of Surgery in Vienna-it is not often that a man of his position will condescend to produce a book for the use of families and nurses. The translation is excellently well done—it has a large number of diagrams for the help of the reader, those dealing with bandaging and splints being especially useful. Dr. Billroth deals with everything connected with the science and art of nursing, whether in the home, hospital, or in epidemics; and the chapter on the care of nervous patients and those mentally diseased, of great value. A special chapter is devoted to aid in accidents, and a whole chapter to the important subject of food and diet. No details are considered too small or unimportant. Both author and translator may be congratulated on the admirable

way in which their work has been done; those who wish to practice nursing in private or in hospitals should certainly study it carefully, and keep it at hand ready for reference in the various emergencies whi⚫h they will have to encounter."-The Lady's Pictorial.

"Nurse Woodford chose 'The Care of the Sick,' by Dr. Billroth, as her Prize in the Post-Card Examination Series; and Nurse Robinson 'The Life and Works of Shakespeare,' both charming_books.” THE NURSING RECORD.

"Dr. Billroth's admirable work will be read with interest by Medical Men, and by Professional and Amateur Nurses. It contains the Main Principles to be observed in the Care of the Sick, clearly laid down, and in accord with both sense and science."-Morning Post.

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THE G. M. ROSE & SONS CO., Limited
Publishers and Wholesale Booksellers, Toronto.



From the Press of

The Hunter, Rose Co., Ltd.


the Sunshine."

FOR 1898.

Extracts from Press Notices:

"From an artistic standpoint it is an undoubted credit to Canadian enterprise. . How it can be sold for 25 cents a copy baffles understanding."Quebec Chronicle, July 20th, 1898.

"Perhaps in all the history of book-making, no such volume has ever gone forth endowed with a greater sense of duty and freighted with the dignity of a more serious purpose. . . It is to be hoped that this annual may become a national institution."Montreal Herald, July 23rd, 1898.

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"This is a real step forward in the way of centralizing the efforts of Canadian writers and making our literature more obviously a national possession. .

The publisher has done well, not only in the selection of good articles and pictures, but in securing excellent mechanical finish."- Montreal Witness, July 23rd, 1898.

"The best outcome of Rudyard Kipling's designation of this country as 'Our Lady of the Snows,' is Our Lady of the Sunshine.'"-Toronto Globe.

"The æsthetic tone has been maintained throughout, in conjunction with practical interest."-Toronto Mail and Empire.

"The publication is one of the most beautiful specimens we have ever seen issued from a Canadian press; but, in point of literary excellence, it surpasses even its mechanical excellence."-Peterboro' Review.

"A worthy specimen of Canadian literature and art."-Stratford Herald.

"It would be a good thing for Canada if everyone who read Kipling's poem would also read a Mid

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summer Annual published by George N. Morang, of Toronto, and edited by Bernard McEvoy, which shows that the distinguishing characteristic of Canada is sunshine, rather than snow."-Brockville Times.

"Mr. George N. Morang, of Toronto, has just issued a Midsummer Annual which he calls 'Our Lady of the Sunshine,' and which, if sent abroad, will do much to remove many erroneous ideas the people in the Old Land have obtained of this fair Confederation. If you have a friend across the Atlantic who considers you are living at the world's jumping-off place, send him a copy."-Berlin News-Record.

"This venture deserves success on its merits, but should meet with encouragement for other reasons as well."—Guelph Daily Mercury.

"Fully justifies the promises that were made in advance of its publication."-Quebec Chronicle.

"A worthy specimen of Canadian Literature and Art. From a mechanical point of view this admirable production could hardly be surpassed."Ingersoll Chronicle.

"Mr. Morang has done a service by his annual in dissipating the notion that is abroad that Canada is the Lady of the Snows,' while she is in truth Lady of the Sunshine.'"-Huntingdon Gleaner.


"The happy phraseology of the title is borne out by the style and contents of the publication. Hamilton Times.

"An excellent work."-Windsor Review. "Ought to be sent abroad largely, as an antidote to Kipling's famous poem."-Cornwall Freeholder.

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An important conference was held in London on July 19 of the colonial representatives and members of the Imperial Parliament interested in the Colonies. It was a gathering of notable men. Sir Charles Dilke presided, while Sir John Lubbock, Henry M. Stanley, and others were present. Addresses were delivered by Sir H. Joly, Hon. W. Mulock, Hon. S. Fisher, Hon. M. Blair, and Hon. C. Fitzpatrick. Hon. S. Fisher alluded to the copyright question, and trusted that an early settlement of this matter would be effected.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, in his column "Women and Men" in "Harper's Bazar" for July 30, makes some remarks from which Canadians may well draw a moral. Mr. Higginson points out that although the Americans had an unbounded faith in their army and navy, even when they had them to create, they are still meek and apologetic as to their literature, though they already have it. For, as he reminds them, they have had Cooper, Poe, Hawthorne, yet the fellow-countrymen of these

Marie Corelli. What is still more discouraging, as he points out, is to see some of our young men of talent availing themselves of the transitory prestige of some early success to transfer themselves to London. They forget that there can be no transplanting of local color, which is constantly changing tints, and although there may be a country without a literature, there cannot be a literature without a country.


The "Toronto World" has recently commented editorially on the fact that British papers and magazines have a very small sale in Canada as compared with the United States papers and magazines. The "World" regrets this fact. It thinks that if our people read more British papers and magazines and less of those from the United States, it would be better for us. We quite agree

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with the World." There are thousands of copies of trashy Yankee sheets sold in Canada that we could do without. But this is

a free country, and we must allow our people to buy what they want, so long as it is within proper bounds. There are several reasons why United States magazines are more popular in Canada than those from Great Britain. Quick dispatch is one. Any magazine published in New York or Chicago can be procured by the dealer inside of a week. It takes six weeks to procure an English magazine. The on sale privilege to the trade is another reason. Most of the United States magazines are sent on sale, and the dealer can return what he does not sell. It is not so with the English periodicals, except in a few special cases. The postal arrangements between Canada and the States is another reason. The New York publisher mails his magazines and papers for a cent a pound. The British rate is much higher. Thus, four average copies of the London Daily "Times" will weigh one pound. The dealer has to pay 13d. postage each copy, or 6d. postage on the four copies. For a New York paper of same weight the publisher would pay only one cent and the dealer nothing. Similarly with magazines. "Harper's Magazine" weighs, say, 16 ounces. The postage in New York is one cent only.

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"Temple Bar" weighs, say, 10 ounces. Yet on

each number of “Temple Bar " the Canadian dealer is charged 24d. postage. In the face of such facts as these, it is not hard to understand why the dealers have to apparently charge so much higher for British papers and magazines than for those published in the United States. As to the sale of the British magazines and papers being in the hands of a monopoly who bleed the dealers -that is an exploded fable, and such a usually well-informed paper as the "World" ought almost to be ashamed of itself to make such an assertion. The CANADIAN BOOKSELLER can give the "World" or any one else the names of half-a-dozen reliable wholesale agents in London who will be only too glad to supply the British daily papers and monthly magazines at trade rates to the trade.


What steps are Canadian manufacturers taking to extend their foreign trade? Our friends in the United States are hustlers in this respect. The Philadelphia Commercial Museums is a big thing for the manufacturers. Dr. Edwin Cobbe says that card index cabinets are to be placed in the chambers of commerce of thirty cities in the newer and growing markets of South Africa, Australia, China, Japan, South and Central America, and Mexico, which will contain the names of American manufacturers making goods suitable for export, classified and placed under proper headings. In speaking of this matter Dr. Cobbe said:

"Thirty of these card cabinets of 90,000 cards each will give our producers a good and cheap advertisement in the cities where they will be placed. Each firm will have five cards in the cabinet, arranged on the order of the card cataloguing in the large libraries. They will be kept in order by one of our correspondents. He will make all the changes, additions and alterations necessary. We can increase, undoubtedly, our sales in these new markets to over $1,000,000,000. But our merchants must lay aside their fear. They are afraid of the revolutions and other disturbances which are magnified for their benefit by the people who are making millions there now. need not only to sell our products at those places, but we want ships to carry them, and we want banks in the seven important cities-Para, Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio Janeiro, Jantos, Montevideo and Buenos Ayres.


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