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After we have our ships and the banks we want the Nicaragua Canal cut through. If it were there now Great Britain would take the trade."

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SNOW AND SUNSHINE.

Why is it that our friends across the border are so thin-skinned, so sensitive to criticism? Pat the residents of the United States on the back, tell them that theirs is the greatest nation on this earth, that everything in it is just as it should be-write about them to this effect, and you are all right, a jolly good fellow, and so on. But the author who dares to give his impressions of things just as he sees them, without regard as to whether what he says is going to please his readers in the United States-well, that author makes an unfortunate mistake, to put the matter mildly. Rudyard Kipling once wrote some impressions of a tour of the United States. Mr. Kipling gave his opinion fairly and frankly. But because Mr. Kipling dared to view some things in a different light to some people living in the United States, he is not as popular in that country as he once was. Indeed, some influential papers are not above placing Mr. Kipling in a false light before their readers. The New York Herald, in speaking of a new book by Mr. Kipling

says:

"Even in America (we presume the writer meant the United States) we welcome a new book by Kipling. I say even in America, because the welcome in this case is from a country which Mr. Kipling steadily disparages."

This, of course, is nonsense. Mr. Kipling does not steadily disparage the United States. In this connection the Herald might notice the magnanimous spirit shown by Canadians. Mr. Kipling thought to compliment Canadians by writing his poem "Our Lady of the Snows." Did Canadians jump on the author for misrepresenting their country? Certainly not. We recognized that there is a good deal of snow in Canada during several months of the year. We accepted Mr. Kipling's poem in the spirit in which it was offered. But we knew that there was another side to the question. Canada has the finest climate of any country in the world. To show our friends abroad that Canada is not always a land of snow, Mr. Morang, the Toronto publisher, has recently issued a summer publication entitled "Our Lady of the Sunshine,"-redolent of summer suns and breezes and an excellent companion for Mr. Kipling's "Our Lady of the Snows."

Mr. George N. Morang has arranged to issue a Canadian copyright edition of Rudyard Kipling's new book, "The Day's Work."

QUARTERS

A CANADIAN BOOK EXHIBIT.

We have pleasure in presenting our readers with a view of a window in "Simpson's" Store in Yonge Street, Toronto, as it appeared on the occasion of a great display of Mr. Morang's annual "Our Lady of the Sunshine," and of that publisher's large assortment of cloth and paper books. It is seldom that so effective a show is made of the output of the publishing trade, and it certainly did credit to Canadian paper-making, printing and bookbinding, and to Mr. W. H. Simpson, under whose direction the exhibit was prepared. The window attracted considerable attention, and was a highlyattractive advertisement of the summer

annual, in which Mr. Morang has displayed so much enterprise.

"OUR LADY OF THE SUNSHINE."

ornaments for the walls of the home. Nor are the literary attractions of the magazine of less importance than the artistic. It is a production of which Canada may be proud. It will sell from now till Christmas.

"THE PRISONER OF ZENDA."

One result of the popularity of "Rupert of Hentzau," Anthony Hope's brilliant romance, has been to stimulate and reawaken a fresh interest in the book to which it is a sequal, viz., "The Prisoner of Zenda." The astonishing vogue that "The Prisoner of Zenda" had from its first bringing out, about four years ago, combined with its successful dramatization, was enough to give it an impetus that still causes it to be inquired for at the booksellers'. Now that "Rupert of Hentzau " has taken the novel-reading world by storm, this enquiry has become brisker, and to meet it Mr. George N. Morang has brought out an edition of the work similar in every way to the "Rupert." It also has five capital full-page illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson. In addition to these highly artistic productions, there are a view and ground-plan of the Castle of Zenda by Howard Ince. The ground-plan-a regular architect's drawing is a masterpiece of ingenuity. Here one can see the Moat, the "Jacob's Ladder," the stairs to the King's cell, the gateway to where DeGautet was killed, etc., and get a clear idea of the details of the realistic story. On the whole, the edition is one of the best that have been printed of this remarkable work. If publishers think it worth while to produce issues like this, it is evident that the book market of the Dominion is increasing to large dimensions.

The welcome which has been extended throughout Canada to Mr. Morang's illustrated summer annual, "Our Lady of the Sunshine," must have been exceedingly gratifying to the publisher and editor of the new venture. The idea of the title was good, and it has been exceedingly well carried out. It is not surprising, therefore, that the trade from the eastern provinces to the west coast have found it an easy seller, nor that third and fourth supplies have al ready been sent to many places, so that another edition is already called for. Anyone knowing anything of book manufacture must feel that in "Our Lady of the Sunshine" splendid value is given for the money. The colored pictures alone are worth the price, and already it has been discovered by purchasers that, mounted and framed, they make excellent and artistic

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(3) "Sons of Adversity," by L. Cope Cornford.

(4) "The Making of a Saint," by W. Somerset Maugham.

(5) "Bobbie McDuff," by Clinton Ross.

(1) "Rose á Charlitte," an Acadien romance, by Marshall Saunders, will be welcomed in Canadian circles. Miss Saunders is already well known through her previous writings. Her "Beautiful Joe" met with phenomenal success, and it well deserved the success it achieved. Rose à Charlitte' is on an entirely different subject, being a story of Nova Scotia and the Acadiens. While reading its pages one breathes the pure, invigorating air of our Maritime Province.

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The characters are delightfully true to life, while the dialogue is bright and sparkling. It is an up-to-date story, too. Bidiane, one of the author's bright heroes, enters actively into an election campaign, tells her listeners that just now the Premier of the Dominion is a Frenchman, and that he is always a good man, who never does anything wrong. Miss Saunders' simple Acadiens are, perhaps, as happy in their belief as the good old Ontario Tories, who believed that their hero, Sir John A. Macdonald, was the acme of political purity. Unfortunately, however, for good Premiers, the record of their party is looked at more than the personal goodness of the Premiers. By-the-way, is not Bidiane astray in asserting that the present Premier of the Dominion is a Frenchman? Miss Saunders should tell the Acadiens that the Premier is a Canadian of French descent, in may be-but a Canadian and not a Frenchman. Rose, the heroine, is a sweet, pure character, charmingly depicted. Vesper, the hero, is a manly fellow. Indeed, one of the chief charms of the whole story is the high moral tone maintained throughout, while the reader's interest in the story is well sustained. We congratulate Miss Saunders on having written "Rose á Charlitte"; we predict for it a great and lasting success. The publishers have produced the book in fine style. It makes a handsome volume of 516 pages, 12mo., with several excellent illustrations by H. De M. Young, and handsomely bound in cloth, gilt lettered, at the price of $1.50.

(2) "In King's Houses," by Julia C. R. Dorr, is a romance of the days of Queen Anne. While essentially a book for young people, it will be enjoyed by readers of all ages. It gives excellent sketches of young

Gloster, his mother, the Princess Anne, and of other historic characters of the period. It is as interesting as the best of Mr. Henty's books, and that is saying a good deal. There is not as much fighting in its pages, but to offset this, it may be said that it will be enjoyed as much by girls as by boys. It is pure in tone throughout, and may be safely recommended as a delightful story. It makes a volume of 372 pages, with illustrations by Frank T. Merrill, and is bound in embossed cloth case, for $1.50.

(3) "Sons of Adversity," by L. Cope Cornford, is a romance of Queen Elizabeth's time. Mr. Cornford has given us a stirring story of stirring times. The interest in the story shifts from England to the continent, and back again to old England. The siege of Leyden by the Spaniards, and its relief by the Beggars of the Sea, is described. There is plenty of action in the book, while the usual stories of love and intrigue serve to maintain the interest throughout. 314 pages, with illustrations by J. W. Kennedy, embossed cloth cover, price $1.25.

(4) "The Making of a Saint," by W. Somerset Maugham, is a story of Italy of 400 years ago. It is essentially a book for adult readers, and should be carefully kept out of the way of younger readers. Its pages teem with descriptions of the exciting political life of the time, of assassinations, of fast society men who were the terrors of husbands, of assignations. Some of the scenes are acute in their intensity, such for

instance as when the husband finds his wife

whom he adores telling her lover that she

loves him far more than she loves her husband, whereupon the hubsand stilletos the lover and the wife's father kills the faithless wife. Many people will dub the book as a ridiculously sensational story, bordering at times almost on the indecent; yet it seems to be a fair picture of the political and social life of the times, skilfully delineated. 410 pages, illustrated, bound in gold embossed cloth case, price $1.50.

(5) "Bobbie McDuff," by Clinton Ross, is a bright little story. It will enhance Mr. Ross' reputation as a story-teller. Bobbie had lost a fortune in America; a friend made him a loan which took him to South Africa; but Dame Fortune still frowned, and our friend Bob resolves to work his way to Europe. Eventually he finds himself in the Forest of Fontainebleau with five francs in his pocket. Here he meets Marietta and Petruchio, Marietta's brother. This is the beginning of a series of surprising adventures for Bobbie. 258 pages, 16mo., with illustrations, by B. West Clinedinst, bound in gold-embossed cloth case, price $1.

The Toronto News Company, Toronto, are special agents in Canada for the above books. The trade will do well to carry these books in stock. They are a line that will sell well wherever they are pushed.

THE JUSTICE OF CANADIAN COPYRIGHT.

THE HERSCHELL BILL CONSIDERED.

THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT OF

CANADA CONSIDERED. (Written Specially for the Toronto "News" by Oliver A. Howland, Barrister-at-Law.)

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It is understood that the subject of an effective Canadian copyright law, to which Sir John Thompson devoted so much arduous and persistent effort, is once more under consideration by the present Government. While we may be diligently negotiating over our own bill, are we taking due notice of what is just now going on in Great Britain? A new copyright law has been introduced in the House of Lords under powerful auspices, and is being carefully examined by a committee, of which Lord Herschell is chairman. It appears by the report of the proceedings of this committee that the bills have been framed by the British Copyright Association, consisting, according to its own description, of authors, publishers and other persons." Publishers in this connection may be spelt with a large P. It is a significant circumstance that the person put forward by the Copyright Association, as a witness to expound their views before the Legislature, is large P comes into prominence. Two iman eminent publisher, Mr. Murray. The portant points might be learned by Canadians from this circumstance. The first to be observed is that the bills purporting to protect the rights of authors (who alone are entitled to the benefit of copyright), are not being framed, pushed and presented by authors, but by publishers. Business craft controls the product of inventive brains. The second lesson is that, if even English authors are only able to procure attention to their rights under the ægis of the practical business influence of the publishers, the growth of Canadian authorship must also look for any protection or consideration to the fostering influence of strongly established local publishing interests. It is for this reason that an effective local copyright law is needed in Canada. Without it there can be no chance for strong and enterprising publishing houses to grow up in any of our capitals; and lacking local publishers to take him in hand, the Canadian author remains under hopeless discouragement in his own country. With an effective local copyright protection, not only would native publishers generally develop, but firms from abroad would be found setting up their branch houses in Canada, through which Canadian talent would find an avenue to the great publishing centres of the world. The great obstacle which has stood in the way has been the conflict of jurisdiction between the British Imperial Parliament and the Parliament of the Dominion. The Canadian Parliament rightfully claims that under the Confederation Act, and according to the true spirit of the modern Imperial constitution, the exclusive jurisdiction to enact copyright laws for Canada rests in the Parliament of Canada. But the Queen, under the advice of her Home Privy Council, has hitherto withheld her assent to acts framed in that spirit by the Canadian Government. The Home Government have not merely negatived Canadian legislation. The British

Parliament assumed jurisdiction to pass copyright laws in terms purporting to affect every part of the empire. Upon the fact that such a general law had been enacted by the British Parliament (at the instance and for the benefit of the British publishing interests), our Queen has been persistently advised by her Home Cabinet to disallow the copyright acts duly passed by her Canadian Parliament, in pursuance of its clear juris diction under the Confederation Act. new bills, going through the British Parliament at this moment, are based upon an assertion of the same principles. The following is an extract from the “Times' report of the proceedings of the House of Lords Committee:

THE FIRST WITNESS.

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"Mr. John Murray, publisher, was the first witness, and, in answer to the chairman, stated that for upwards of twenty years the Copyright Association, consisting of authors, publishers and other persons, had had under consideration the preparation of a bill to consolidate the law. The association invited the co-operation of the Society of Authors, the Publishers' Association and the representatives of the music sellers, engravers, photographers, artists, authors, and journalists" (all local British interests, observe), "to form a joint subcommittee to bring the draft of a bill into a form which would be acceptable to all the interests represented.

"The Chairman-Will you give the committee, first of all, the principal alterations which the bill makes in the law as it stands?

"Witness said that in the first place the bill put literary aud artistic copyright upon the same footing, and it laid down the law clearly that the author of an original liter. ary or artistic work first published in any part of her Majesty's dominions, or first published simultaneously therein and elsewhere, shall have copyright in his work throughout her Majesty's dominions, whether he is or is not a British subject.' That was an important change in the law of literary copyright that the author, whether a British subject or not, obtained copyright if he published in any part of her Majesty's dominions."

Enabling the author, whether a British subject or not, to obtain copyright if he publishes in any part of her Majesty's dominions, may be some amelioration in form of the outrageous discrimination in favor of publishers within the British Islands, under the British statute in operation at the present time; an amelioration which may have resulted from Mr. Hall Caine's visit to Canada. But the amelioration is not a substantial one as compared with the larger questions really at issue. With regard to the merits of the pending bills, apart from the issue of constitutional jurisdiction, there is much matter for remark. It is clear that the British publisher is seeking to obtain a renewed assurance of his right to monopolize the business of publishing for the colonies, without respect to what terms or conditions colonial legislatures would consider locally just and beneficial, both to authors and to the publishing interest. The Cana dian market is given to American authors and publishers without any reciprocal conditions. The whole basis of possible negotiation on behalf of Canadian interests is done away with at a stroke.

THEIR OWN INTEREST.

English authors have been so completely in the hands of their publishers in the whole course of copyright legislation and treaty-making that they have failed to perIceive that it is in their own interest for colonial jurisdiction to stipulate a separate colonial copyright should be maintained. Were the right of the Canadian Legislature undisputed, and were it to be exercised by favoring publication in Canada, and were strong local publishing houses to arise in consequence, the result would be that in a large number of cases a separate and additional remuneration would be received by the author from a Canadian publisher. This would be clear gain for the author, who is the person whom the law of copyright primarily ought to respect. A good deal of bad and unjust copyright legislation has been produced by the confusion of two distinct and not altogether consistent objects. Copyright, in principle, is simply a recognition by the State of the right of intellect to receive the fruit of its labor. It is analogous in this respect to the legislation respecting patents for industrial inventions; and it would be better if the analogy were more closely followed in practice. Authors' copyright has been subordinate to industrial protection. An inventor is entitled to obtain his patent without having first found a manufacturer to place it on the market. The deluded author, however, is only permitted to register his copyright after and by means of the complete expense of printing and publication. Unless he is a man of wealth he is at the mercy of publishers; but this is exactly what the real movers in copyright legislation (the publishing trade) have always intended. If our Government will keep this distinction in mind they will perceive that there are two separate interests to be promoted by wise legislation. Primarily, Canadian, and all other original authors, should be enabled reciprocally to procure universal protection, not only throughout the empire, but in all countries covered by the Berne treaty. Registration in any one of these countries should secure copyright for the author in all. Registration should be permitted to be effected by filing a fair copy of the manuscript, and not necessarily by publication through a printer. This would leave the terms and conditions of local publication to stand on their own ground as measures of industrial protection. It is, as I have said, really in the interest of Canadian authors, and of Canadian intellectual development, that strong local publishing houses should be encouraged into existence. The exact form in which this can best be accomplished I will not presume to elaborate. Conditions of manufacture in patent laws may suggest a model. The important point to be kept in view at present, and to be pressed by our Government upon the British authorities, is that the provisions favoring the first publisher, rather than the author, are essentially measures of industrial trade protection, and not of copyright proper. Free trade England, in its past legislation, has simply been made the tool of local trade interests, having the ear of British Parliaments, to enact oppressive and unconstitutional measures for the unfair protection and benefit of the local publishers, to the disadvantage of like industries in the colonies, and not less to the disadvantage of British and all other original authors.

A NEGLECTED DUTY.

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For another serious reason the Canadian Government will be gravely derelict in its duty if it fails to protest most vigorously against the passage of an act in such terms by the British Parliament. It should by no means tacitly surrender the contention for unqualified Canadian jurisdiction over copyright law in Canada. The assertion of British Parliamentary jurisdiction is based, in some of the correspondence that has taken place, on a certain old act of the Parliament of Great Britain. An ill-starred statute asserting the right of the British Parliament to make laws for every part of the Queen's dominions, if so expressed in any enactment, was slipped through almost unnoticed before the American revolution, and was the ultimate cause of that great disaster to the empire and the interests of the Eng. lish race. It was the statute under color of which, a few later, the stamp act, the tea duty, the Boston port bill, and other annoying legislation were passed against the protest of the inhabitants of the self-governing colonies in North America, and resulting in the loss of the colonies. From that time it long remained practically a dead letter. it possible that after Canada has grown to a population far exceeding that of the old colonies at the time of their revolt, and after the Confederation Act was supposed to recognize forever our position as a kingdom within the empire, these obsolete and effectually discredited principles of supremacy are to be once more revived and asserted? The assertion is inspired by the same galling, selfish local commercial motives which did so much to provoke the old American colonies. Political supremacy is made the engine to secure local trade domination. I should hope that such legislation by the British Parliament, overriding the Confederation Act, would, if put to a proper test before the High Court of the Empire, be declared unconstitutional and inoperative. The question whether the statute under which the stamp act was passed, and upon which the British copyright act rests, is still operative against Canada since confederation has never been argued, even in Canada, although cases have arisen in which it ought to have been discussed. It has, of course, never been passed upon by the Privy Council. Lord Mansfield's judgment in the case of Campbell vs. Hall contains the sole dicta which have been relied upon as the judicial basis for asserting British Parliamentary supremacy even over self-governing colonies.

That these remarks were mere extrajudicial dicta and established no precedent of law will be evident to any lawyer who carefully examines the judgment in that case. Lord Mansfield admitted that no precedent existed in the whole records of British judicature with the one exception of his quotation from the resolutions of the Judges in what was known as Calvin's case, for which he had to go back to the musty period of James I. of England. But here, again, examination of the case develops the fact that so much of the "resolutions of the judges" in Calvin's case as purport to deal with Parliamentary rights is wholly extra-judicial, and therefore forms no precedent to support Lord Mansfield's late dicta, or the pending action of the British Parliament. In the absence of definite judicial precedents the question is one which reverts for solution to

broad constitutional principles. By what right of nature or law is a Briton, resident in a great colony, some way inferior and subject to his fellow Britons residing in Her Majesty's European islands? If there is no inherent inferiority or incapacity in Her Majesty's subjects on one side of the Atlantic to those on the other, by what right can the Parliament of one division of subjects claim supremacy over the Parliament elected by another division of subjects, themselves individually invested with the same inherent rights of Britons ? The equal rights of Britons and British Parliaments, wherever they exist under the Crown and flag, is the essential and only logical basis of the modern Empire. If we depart from it, where do we stand? If our legislative powers are only a grant from a legislature across the seas, then they exist only by sufferance and not of right. If they exist by sufferance they can be superseded or taken away. Does any loyal imperialist in this Dominion believe that such is his status? We are subjects of our Queen, but we are not subjects of her subjects. Means are not lacking for the joint government of the Empire in all matters which, like copyright, are of more than local interest, and call for consultation and co-operation between the different legislative authorities scattered around the British world. A great Council of the Empire exists in full life and practical working condition. It consists in the Privy Councils of the Empire, each advising the Crown in matters in which that local division of her subjects is interested. The Queen's Home Privy Council intervenes in advising her Majesty as to her assent to local colonial legislation. Conferences often take place over such subjects between the Home and Colonial Privy Councils. The principle holds good in the converse direction. When her home Parliament is about to ask Her Majesty to assent to legislation which purports to or may affect colonial rights and interests, it is equally the privilege and duty of her Colonial Privy Council to intervene by communicating with her home advisers in deprecation and protest against the passing of legislation annoying and injurious to other parts of the Empire. This, of course, like most of our constitution, is no written formula, but a matter of political practice. The principle will be more or less thoroughly and efficiently put in operation according to the ability, discernment, and courage of those whose office is to represent and guard the interests of colonial subjects of the Crown.

OLIVER A. HOWLAND.

Literary Motes.

Lettres de P. F.-X. Duplessis de la Compagnie de Jésus, accompagnées d'une notice biographique et d'annotations par J.-Edmond Roy, membre de la Société Royale du Canada, un des délégués au Canada de l'Alliance scientifique universelle de France. En vente Imprimerie Mercier & Cie, Lévis. chez l'auteur, à Lévis, 9 rue Wolfe. Prix, Broché, $0.50, livré franc de port.

En Vente.-Histoire de la Seigneuire de Lauzon, par J. Edmond Roy, Maire de la

ville de Lévis, membre de la Société Royale du Canada. Le second volume de cet ouvrage, qui comprend l'histoire intime de la côte sud du gouvernement de Québec, depuis 1700 jusqu'à 1765, paraîtra dans le courant du mois d'aoùt. C'est un fort volume de 432 pages. On recevra dés maintenant des souscriptions chez l'auteur à Lévis, 9 rue Wolfe. Prix de l'exemplaire broché: $1.00, franc de port.

Il reste encore en mains un certain nombre d'exemplaires du premier volume de l'Histoire de la Seigneurie de Lauzon, 472 pp. (Période de 1608 à 1700). Prix de l'exemplaire broché: $1.00, franc de port.

Two additions have been made to the Cen

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tury Scott. One is "The Heart of Midlothian." Thanks to the introduction being printed at the end of the volume, the reader is conducted with delightful abruptness to the foot of the gallows. The other volume contains three stories-"The Betrothed," "Chronicles of the Canongate," and The Highland Widow." Jeannie Deans serves, of course, for a frontispiece to "The Heart of Midlothian." "Evelyn Berenger" is the heroine selected in the second case. Scott is cited with such impressiveness as the antidote for all wounds inflicted by "The Purple Cow," that his popularity increases rather than diminishes as the flood of problem novels flows on. We suspect that the time will come when a knowledge of Scott's novels will be transmitted by heredity to the yet unborn as a sort of moral instinct. This, of course, will be glorious for Scott, but awkward for his publishers.

New Books.

A NEW SCHOOL BOOK.

A new school book on agriculture, by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Ontario, Mr. James, will be useful beyond the bounds of the schoolroom. It may be predicted that it will have a considerable sale among those who are actually engaged in the tilling of the ground. And this for three reasons: it contains what the farmer wants to know; it is written in the simplest and most intelligible language; and it is capitally illus

As a compendium of agricultural knowledge it should certainly meet the views of those who are beginning to wake up to the fact that brains are as much required in farming as in any other business, and that in the long run it is the intelligent agriculturist that wins. In the production of this book Mr. James has performed a national service. The work, which is in the press, will be published by Mr. Morang, and be sold at the very moderate price of

25 cents.

B. T. A. Bell, Ottawa, has compiled and published “The Canadian Mining Manual and Mining Companies' Year Book, 1898." 584 pages, octavo, cloth, price $5.

The Bryant Press, Toronto, has published "Fire and Frost"; stories, dialogues, satires, essays, poems, etc., by Ethelbert F. H. Cross. 240 pages, 12mo., cloth, price $1.

W. L. Allison & Co., New York, publishes "Blood and Blight, the Trail of the Spaniard," by Sablazo. This is Spain's history briefly told, giving reasons for the degeneracy of the Spanish race. 100 pages, colored paper cover, price 25 cents.

"Collections and Recollections," published by Harper & Brothers, New York, at $2.50, is a book that should be widely read by Canadians. It is of a gossipy nature, which of itself will recommend it to a large circle of readers. At the same time it is thoroughly British in tone and sentiment.

"A Study of the Life of Sir Henry Laurence, the Pacificator," by Lieut.-General J. J. McLeod Innes, R.E., V.C., is on the eve of publication as a supplementary volume to the "Rulers of India," the Clarendon Press series of Indian Historical Retrospects. A portrait and map will be included in the volume.

M. S. Mansfield & Co., 22 East 16th Street, New York, will shortly issue the following books: "The Typewriter Girl," by Mrs. Oliver Pratte Rayner, $1.25; “Trewinnot of Guy's," the story of an enthusiastic young student at Guy's Hospital, London, by Mrs. Coulson Kernahan, $1.50; Concerning Teddy," a new book of stories of children, by Kenneth Graham, $1.25; "A Word to Women," by Mrs. Humphrey, 50 cents; "Adventures of a Civil Engineer," by Weathersby Chesney, $1.25; "The Intervention of the Duke," by Miss L. Allen Harker, $1.

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C. E. Holiwell, Quebec, has published a new book, by Sir James McPherson Le Moine, entitled "The Legends of the St. Lawrence." The Legends are told during a cruise of the yacht Hirondelle from Montreal to Gaspe. Sir James Le Moine is already well known through his valuable historical works on Quebec and the St. Lawrence. The Legends will enhance his reputation. They are thoroughly enjoyable. The introduction of the Prince of Darkness, as one of the actors in the majority of the stories, serves to keep the attention of the reader from laying the book aside until he has read the last and particularly humorous legend of the jailor, who turned out his prisoners at 8 a.m. sharp to

lounge and fish until sundown. The Legends make a volume of 204 pages, octavo, cloth binding, gilt lettered on side, price $1.

The Dodge Stationery Co., 317 Broadway, New York, announce for publication an important work on Heraldry of considerable value to stationers and all who are interested in the use of Crests and Arms. Unlike other works on the same subject, it will be of a popular nature, and will present sufficient information to allow anyone to converse intelligently on the subject and avoid the ludicrous mistakes so frequently made by those who are imperfectly possessed with more than a rudimentary knowledge of the science.

The work will have over one hundred illustrations and a complete index to the technical terms used in Heraldry. It will be sold at $1.50 if subscribed for in advance; after publication the price will be $2.

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Book Reviews.

"Grace O'Malley, Princess and Pirate," by Robert Machray, is a new issue in Cas sell's Colonial Library. There is such a swing and dash in the plot; such a daring and sweetness in the strong-natured yet pure-minded Irish heroine, that the book will undoubtedly be very popular.

"John Marmaduke," a romance of the English invasion of Ireland in 1649, by Samuel Harden Church, is one of the best novels published this year. The Copp, Clark Co, Toronto, have issued a Canadian copyright edition, illustrated by Albert Reinhardt. Paper cover 50c., cloth binding $1.25.

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'Leddy Marget," by L. B. Walford, is a new issue in Longman's Colonial Library. Lady Margaret is a sweet old character, a girl of eighty, and the reader will follow her escapades and adventures with unflagging interest. Leddy Marget" is not a sensational novel, but it is much better - it is a good story for readers of all ages. Copp, Clark Co., Toronto, are special agents for Longman's Colonial Library, the various issues of which can be had in paper cover at 75c., or cloth binding $1.25, with liberal discount to the trade.

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As a result of a conference of the Librarians of Toronto, a catalogue of great value to students and writers has been issued. It comprises a joint catalogue of the periodicals, publications and transactions of societies, and other books published at intervals,

to be found in the various libraries of the city. The catalogue has been prepared under the joint editorship of James Bain, jr., of the Public Library, and H. H. Langton, of the University Library. It makes a volume of 100 pages, large octavo, paper cover. Copies may be had by addressing either of the editors.

“The Life of Henry Drummond" is to be written by the Rev. Dr. George Adam Smith, and published in America by the Doubleday & McClure Co. Not many years since Drummond made a considerable figure in the world with his "Natural Law in the Spiritual World." That book was published in 1883, soon reaching its twentyfifth edition, and has been translated into half a dozen languages. Drummond was then thought likely to win a great name for himself. But he proved to be a man of one book. He published other things afterward, but they did not add to his reputation.

A writer of many books, and a regular contributor to the religious press, has passed away in the person of Mr. James Ewing Ritchie, better known by his pen-name "Christopher Crayon." Mr. Ritchie was 78 years of age. His writings were for the most part biographies and travel books. One of his biographies had unusual distinction conferred upon it. It was "The Life and Times of Mr. Gladstone," and the Sultan of Turkey ordered it to be burned. In 1885 Mr. Ritchie aspired to Parliamentary honors. He stood as Liberal-Unionist candidate for Holborn, but was not successful.

"Meir Ezofovitch," a novel, from the Polish of Eliza Orzesko, translated by Iza Young, with illustrations by Michael Elviro Andriolli, has been published by W. L. Allison Co., New York. The story is a thrilling sketch of life in the town of Szybow, whose inhabitants are mostly Israelites, more so than any other Polish town. Meir, the hero, is a fine character, graphically depicted. He was foolish enough to differ from the Rabbi on some fundamental points. Not only the Rabbi, but the Rabbi's followers, considered this outrageous, and deserving of punishment. Persecution foldeserving of punishment. lowed Meir's footsteps, he was excommunicated, and left the town to seek abroad that toleration which he sought for at home in vain. The book makes a volume of 340 pages, in gold embossed cloth cover, price $1.50.

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Trade Notes.

FOR THE NORTH-WEST.

It is a feather in the cap of Mr. Morang's attractive list of novels that the other day when Mr. Wm. Ogilvie was departing for the North-West he selected a good-sized grip full to take with him to beguile the long and weary hours of travel, and to brighten the existence of mining friends when he got to his journey's end. Even gold is not "metal" more attractive than a good book, apparently, and it may be taken for granted that the hard-working prospector, who is so frequently a man of brains, will only be too glad of an occasional excursion into the realms of fiction.

Mr. Chas. Dingman, of Stratford, has bought the book and stationery business of the P.O. Book Store, Chatham, from Mr. C. C. McPhee. Mr. Dingman contemplates putting in a new plate-glass front, and extending the already large business of the P. O. Book Store.

Among the Magazines.

THE CANADIAN MAGAZINE.

With the September issue, "The Canadian Magazine" will commence its winter programme. Instead of one or two review and historical articles in each issue there will be three or four. Each issue will continue to contain three or four short stories by Canadian writers. Some of these will be illustrated by Canadian artists. These illustrations are expensive, as artists have to be employed to make original drawings. An artist does not do this merely from imagination. He reads his story carefully, and decides on two or three leading scenes. He then makes a special study of the clothing of the period in which the scenes are laid. After this he secures men and women as models, dresses and poses them, and makes his sketches. From these he makes his drawing. From the drawing the engraver makes a cut or engraving for the use of the printer. This is the process, and every step in it means expense. Nevertheless, "The Canadian Magazine" will continue to maintain the reputation it has acquired for being the best illustrated periodical in Canada. The August, September and October issues will contain three connected articles on "The Builders of the Dominion," by Sir John George Bourinot. Every young Canadian should read these contributions, which will tell all about the way in which the seven Canadian provinces have been united into one vigorous nation. The articles will be profusely illustrated with portraits of the Fathers of Confederation, their autographs and the leading parliamentary buildings in the various capitals. Aneroestes, the Gaul," will run through the next six numbers. It is a powerful story connected with Hannibal's famous march on Rome, and is written by a clever Canadian litterateur. By the assistance of hundreds of patriotic Canadians the magazine has made great progress during the past year. The management will continue to make every

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