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"Organized Labor," by Mr. Mitchell. For many years the public has anxiously awaited the appearance of a book which will point the way to a solution of the Labor Problem. The Labor Problem-like the poor-is always with us. Mr. Mitchell's book on "Organized Labor" comes nearer to solving the problem than any work which we have seen for many years. The book shows much thought and careful consideration of the problem involved in this great question, and is the deliberate opinion of a man who has spent his life in leading the labor movement. This is not the work of a theorist or of a doctrinaire. Mr. Mitchell's book is extremely broad in its scope and deals with every phase of the labor problem. The book contains much historical matter, showing how the Trade Union movement developed in England and in the United States. It takes up the Trade Union from the point of view of the workman, the capitalist, and the public, and shows how it has affected the rate of wages, the hours of labor, and the conditions of work. The chapter on the Non-Unionist is especially interesting, and is particularly welcome at this time when the question of the open shop is taken up from the point of view of the workman and of the public generally, and the legislation is suggested looking forward toward the solution of this extremely difficult problem. The chapter on Trusts is also noteworthy. Mr. Mitchell traces the development of Trusts in the United States, and shows the effect of these huge aggregations of capital upon investors, consumers, and shareholders.

What particularly impresses the reader is the broad grasp which Mr. Mitchell has shown. Mr. Mitchell, although a Unionist of the Unionists, and probably the greatest leader which organized labor has had in this country, still attempts to take up the problem from the point of view of the patriotic citizen. His point of view is that of the general public. Mr. Mitchell does not shirk the discussion of the weak points of labor organizations, and is especially eloquent in his denunciation of violence in strikes. There are a number of chapters taking up the arguments against Trade Unionism as well as proposed plans for benefiting the conditions of the workmen. Mr Mitchell takes up in detail the question of strikes, and proposes a method by which they may be prevented or at least minimized.

There are half a dozen chapters dealing with the coal strike of 1902, giving the story of the strike from the inside. Mr. Mitchell states that at the beginning of August the strike was about to collapse, and that if energetic action had been taken at this time by the operators, the strike would have been lost.

The inside history of the strike, and the story of how victory was snatched from defeat, is told in a graphic and eloquent manner by the author.

American Book and Bible House, Philadelphia. Price, $1.75 net.

"A Little Booke of Poets' Parleys." Selected and arranged in dialogue form by Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke. 16mo, cloth, gilt top. Price 75 cents net. Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.

An unusual volume both in idea and setting is this "Little Booke of Poets' Parleys," which is further described as "being a set of conversations between sundry pairs

of poets assenting or anon dissenting in conveying to one another their minds on various subjects." Thus we find Keats and Browning discussing "Beauty "; Browning and Shakespeare talking over "Love" and "Democracy"; Shakespeare speaking about "Flowers" with Spenser, and concerning

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Philosophy" with Milton, while he also finds time to reprove lazy Tom Hood for not rising earlier. Some twenty-six sets of conversations are arranged, being taken verbatim from the works of the poets in question. The American group is represented by Lanier, Whitman, Emerson, Lowell, Whittier, and Bryant.

The little book is fresh, piquant, and suggestive; and it may send some to reading the poets more closely. Its outer dress is distinctive and pleasing. The separate page designs are original and appropriate, carrying a symbolism matching each theme. The cover design is adapted from a rare and quaint 15th century woodcut.

"The Young Man Entering Business," by Orison Swett Marden. Illustrated with 10 portraits and drawings. 12mo, cloth, price $1.25 net. Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.

The young man entering a business career faces innumerable problems. It is the time in his life when he most needs the counsel of wise and experienced heads. Not only must he study himself and his capabilities, seek his proper line of work, and make a choice lifelong in its effect, but he must also study the mistakes of his predecessors and competitors, and profit by them. To the inexperienced youth, this is so complex a task that too often he avoids it, and strikes out on his own untried and ill-formed plans, only to meet with disaster.

Thousands of young men fail to get on in business and never know the cause, because no one ever tells them. They cannot see that their business is declining because of lack of system or inattention to details. They have become so blinded by familiarity with their store, factory or office that they cannot see the gradual decline in energy, the lowering of standards, the dry rot which is causing a general deterioration in themselves and in everything about them.

Dr. Marden calls attention plainly to this fact at the outset of his latest book. He writes in straightforward vein from the first page to the last, advising young men when and where to go into business, and how best to succeed. His book is not made up of truisms or generalities, but abounds in specific advice and concrete illustration. The author has had abundant means of sounding his subject, both as editor of "Success and author of the preceding noteworthy books which bear his name.

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This volume is perhaps the most practical which he has written, embodying just the sort of timely information that young men need. There are sixty-three brief chapters devoted to such topics as "The Country Boy's Opportunities"; "Misfit Professions"; "Just Getting Along"; "Never Laid up a Cent"; "Trying Something 'For a While'"; "Tact"; "The Art of Advertising"; "The Timid Man"; "The Side-Tracked Man"; "System and Order," etc.

Nor is the ethical side of the subject lost sight of. The title page calls attention to the fact that "character is the poor man's capital," and throughout the book a right

standard is insisted upon. The closing chapter shows that true success is not measured by dollars and cents, but by manhood. "A man of the best type may see his property swept from him, his hopes blasted, his ambitions thwarted, but his spirit remains undaunted. His success is beyond the reach of mere accident of fire, of panic or of temporary disaster; the foundation of his success is laid upon the eternal rocks of truth, of justice, of probity, of high thinking, and square dealing, and no floods or misfortunes or commercial de

vastations can reach him. They do not touch the real man, for his investments are in himself."

The book should be in the hands of every earnest young man who wants to succeed in life, and succeed in the right way."

"The Apostle Paul," by Alexander Whyte, D.D. Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier. Edinburgh and London. Price 3s. 6d.

This volume is chiefly a reprint of papers on the Apostle Paul, which have already appeared in the author's well-known series of Bible Characters. To these have been added five Sermons on "Pauline" subjects, and an "Appreciation " of Walter Marshall, one of the 17th Century Nonconforming English Divines, and his book on the Gospel Mystery of Sanctification. It may be said to be a compendium of Dr. Whyte's view of Pauline teaching. Dr. Whyte, besides knowing his Bible through and through, is steeped in the Theology of the great Puritan writers; and he is, moreover, thoroughly familiar with the very different points of view from which men like Hooker and Andrews wrote. The result is, here as in all Dr. Whyte's work, a profoundly spiritual apprehension of Christian truth, and an intense reality of moral fervour, coupled with that vigour of thought and force of expression which have counted for so much with the Edinburgh folk, and especially the students, among whom he is so great a power.

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"The One Woman" has now gone over its one hundred and twentieth thousand.

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Mr. Fisher Unwin will publish in November a new novel by E. H. Strain, author of "A Man's Foes," a historical romance which attracted much attention at the time of its publication eight years ago. The title of the new book was originally announced as "An Innocent Impostor," but owing to the discovery that another story of the same title was in existence, it has been altered to "Laura's Legacy." The innocent impostor is a girl who has grown up in the full belief that she is the heiress to a great property, though in reality she is the daughter of a beggar woman and is keeping the rightful heir out of his inheritance. How this extraordinary situation came about; its moulding influence on the life and character of the sensitive and gifted heroine; and, in particular, the discovery and first exercise of her special talent, are matters narrated by E. H. Strain after the fashion which has already endeared her to many readers.

Messrs. Constable are about to publish "Canada in the Twentieth Century," by A. G. Bradley. This book is actually the first within recent times which deals with modern Canada generally, east and west, and at the same time is from the pen of an English writer of long familiarity and old connection with that country.

The author, whose historical books on Canada are well known, has also had the advantage of a long association with agricultural matters in North America and elsewhere, invaluable in dealing with a country where farming is such a prominent industry; while, to bring the book thoroughly up to date, he spent seven months in various parts of the Dominion within the last year.

Commencing at Quebec, with its historic associations and scenic attractions, the author descends the St. Lawrence, treats of watering-place life, of the French Canadian farming population in the Lower Province, and of its scenery. Thence proceeding to the "Eastern Townships," and westward to Montreal, the chief city of the Dominion is described, with its environs. English Canada is then entered by way of Ottawa, after which some chapters are devoted to Ontario, giving pictures of city, country, town, farming and backwoods life respectively.

The route then lies to Winnipeg by steamer up the great lakes Huron and Superior; and the prairie wheat regions, with their vigorous capital, are handled under their present prosperous conditions and with the memories of twenty years ago.

We are then taken through the ranching country to Calgary, Macleod and the Rocky Mountains, stopping at various points on the way. The best farming districts of British Columbia and Vancouver Island are described, and the cities of Vancouver and Victoria, with their salmon, canning, lumbering, shipping, and other interests.

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who has been in touch with such matters for over a quarter of a century will appeal to the intending emigrant, but the author's aim is also to interest the general reader in the greatest and most progressive of our colonies. The book is profusely illustrated.

"Algonquin Indian Tales." Collected by the Rev. Egerton R Young (Toronto: Fleming H. Revell Co). Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, a son of Colonel Lawrence Schoolcraft, of the American Revolutionary Army, was born near Albany, New York, on March 28, 1793, and died in Washington December 10, 1864. In 1822 his emi

nent services in geographical exploration and archaeological research were recognized by the Governmental appointment of Agent for Indian Affairs on the Northwestern Frontiers, and a period of thirty years spent among the Indians of North America afforded him ample opportunity for his favorite investigations into their history, traditions, language, religion and customs. The re

sult of his extended observations and inquiries is embodied in many valuable works which we have no space on the present occasion to enumerate. His "Indian Tales and Legends, Allegoric and Mythologic," were published in two volumes in 1839, and in 1848 he gave the world "The Indian in His Wigwam, or Characteristics of the Red Race in America, from Original Notes and Manuscripts,"-a valuable work which now lies before us. "The Indian Fairy Book," compiled also from his MS. by C. Matthews, was published in New York in 1868, four years after Dr. Schoolcraft's death. The Rev. Egerton R. Young has diligently followed in his footsteps, and his "Stories from Indian Wigams" and the present "Algonquin Indian Tales " comprise rich glean ings from unexhausted harvest-fields. Some of the stories are humorous; many of them pathetic, but all are full of interest and worth reading. Keche Chemon (or, in English, Charles Big Canoe), Chief of the Ojibways, writes to the author as follows: "Dear Friend, Your book of Stories gathered from among my tribe has very much pleased me. The reading of them brings up the days of long time ago when I was a boy, and heard our old people tell these tales in the wigwams and at the camp-fires. * I am sure that many people will be glad to read them." Keche Chemon ought to know, and is undoubtedly correct in his belief. The present writer has been delighted with many of the strange legends.

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"Jill's Red Bag" (Fleming H. Revell Company), is another of those charming stories for children by Amy LeFeuvre. is at once captivating and helpful. Upon Jill, a small girl, a little red bag is bestowed as a gift, and she, with her brothyoung er Jack and six-year-old sister Bumps, dedicate it to a good use. A tenth of their money is systematically put aside for the "red bag," which takes the place of a mission box, and the arrangement ultimately leads to great results. The children are blessed with the spirit of mischief and an inborn desire to be "good' combined, and Miss Le Feuvre portrays the battles lost and the victories won in a remarkably interesting manner.

"Gee Boy. By Cyrus Lauron Hooper. 16mo. $1.00 net. Everyone knows that particularly delightful cult of literature of the type of Kenneth Grahame's classics: "The Golden Age" and "Dream Days;"' they have a kind of two-sided interest, one for the adult, and the other for the young mind-stories fraught with a hundred suggestive memories, imparted mainly by innuendo, for the former class of readers; and furnished with a hundred scenes of delightful adventure for the younger audience.

Hitherto it has been chiefly the English School of Literature which has added to this cult--since the appearance of "Helen's Babies," which, as a matter of fact, scarce

ly comes within that classification. There will be a new book of the kind this fall by Cyrus Lauron Hooper, a Chicago man, whose experiences have been in many kinds of educational institutions, from country schools to colleges. His story will be entitled "Gee Boy and the World,” in which the reader is shown in the course of a delightful narrative the magical process of evolution of the infant mind, with strange imaginings and the visions which furnish it with such entertaining mystery.

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The author's literary work, as he reports it, has been hitherto chiefly "Pot Boiling." Recently he has been busy editing the "Twentieth Century Shakespeare." It is fully believed by the publisher that this little book will place Mr. Hooper in a very enviable position in the world of American Letters. John Lane, publisher.

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The Century's" new series of illustrated articles on Italian Gardens, to begin in the November issue, is the result of the co-work in Italy last winter of Edith Wharton and Maxfield Parrish. Since gardening is rapidly coming to be an important element and interest in American life, this series is happily timely. There is much to be learned, Mrs. Wharton says, from the old Italian gardens, and the first lesson is that, if they are to be a real inspiration, they must be copies not in the letter, but in the spirit.

That is, a marble sarcophagus and a dozen twisted columns will not make an Italian garden, but a piece of ground laid out and planted on the principles of the old garden-craft will be not indeed an Italian garden in the literal sense, but, what is far better, a garden as well adapted to its surroundings as were the models which inspired it."

The November "Century" will contain the first published account of the difficulties and dangers being successfully overcome in the construction of the Hudson River tunnel. One of the most puzzling problems confronting modern engineering skill has been the necessity of tunneling not under but through water. How the problem was solved and at what risks and cost will be the subject of H. Addington Bruce's "Fighting the Hudson." Work is going on also on a twin tunnel, immediately to the south of the first. This second tunnel runs parallel to its mate, both entering the river at the foot of Fifteenth Street in Jersey City and emerging

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The best anecdotes, witticisms and humorous stories in the English language are here brought together, making a veritable feast of brilliant sayings and epigrams.

American Wit and Humor.

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"The Apostle Paul," by Alex. Whyte, D.D. Cloth, 8vo, $1.25. Oliphant, Anderson & Ferriers, London.

"Our Lady's Inn," by J. Storer Cloustin. Paper, 12mo. Blackwoods' Colonial Library.

"Treasure and Heart," by Mary Deane. Murray's Imperial Library.

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"Two Tramps," by Amy Le Feuvre. mo, Cloth, 75c. Fleming H. Revell Co., Chicago and Toronto.

"That Betty," by Harriet Spafford. 12 mo, Cloth, $1.00. Fleming H. Revell & Co. "Honor Dalton," by Francis C. Sparhawk. 8vo, Cloth, $1.25. Fleming H. Revell & Co.

"Half a Dozen House Keepers," by Kate Douglas Wiggan. 16mo, Cloth, 75c. Henry Altemus, Philadelphia.

"Don Quixote," edited by James Fitzmaurice-Kelly. Translated by John Ormsby. 4 vol., Cloth, Gilt Top, boxed. Y. Crowell & Co., New York.

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"Canada and the Empire," by A. E. De St. Dalmas, paper, 10c. Wm. Briggs.

"Appeal to Social Reformers," by Leo Tolstoi, paper, 1d. The Free Age Press, London.

"The Morals of Diet, or The First Step," by Leo Tolstoi; 2d., by The Free Age Press, London.

"The Way of the Sea," by Norman Duncan. Cloth, 12mo, $1.25. Fleming H. Revell Co.

"The Canon of Reason and Virtue," translated from the Chinese by Paul Carns. The Open Court Pub. Co., paper, 25c.

"St. Anselm," translated from Latin by Sidney Dean. Paper, 50c. The Open Court Pub. Co.

"Esop's Fables" in Rhyme for Children,
by White & Longley. Large 4to, boards,
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"Billy Whisker's Kids," by Francis Mont
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$1.00. The Saalfield Pub. Co.
"Dickon-Bend-the-Bow," by Everett Mc-
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"Daddy's Lad," by E. L. Haverfield. Cloth, 50c. Thos. Nelson & Sons

"The Beggars of the Sea," by Tom Bevan. Cloth, $1.25. Thos. Nelson & Sons.

"Tennessee Tod," by G. W. Ogden. Cloth, 12mo, $1.50. A. S. Barnes & Co., N.Y.

"The Circle in the Square," by Baldwin Sears. Cloth, $1.50. A. S. Barnes & Co. "Joy and Power," by Vandyke. 75c T. Y. Crowell & Co.

"The Unselfishness of God," by H.W.S. Cloth, $1.25 net. Fleming H. Revell Co.

"Organized Labor," by John Mitchell. Cloth, 4to, $1.75. American Book and Bible House.

"In Arcady," by Hamilton W. Mabie. 8vo, $2.00 net. Illustrated. Musson Book Co., Limited.

"The Black Shilling," by Amelia E. Barr. 8vo, $.50. Musson Book Co., Limited.

"The Cark of Coin," by Harry Lindsay. Cloth, $1.25. Fleming H. Revell Co. "Peace and Power," by Ellen T. Fowler. Cloth, 12mo, $1.25. Wm. Briggs.

"Our Own and Other Worlds," by Joseph Hamilton. Cloth, illustrated, 12mo. Wm. Briggs.

"The Career of Mrs. Osborne," by Carleton Milecet. 12mo, $1.25. The Smart Set Publishing Co.

"A Fair Jacobite," by H. Poynter. 12mo, illustrated, $1.25. Thos. Nelson & Sons, Edinburgh.

"Cupid, The Devil's Stoker," by Nellie B. Van Slingerland. Illustrated, 12mo, 265 pages, cloth, $1.50. J. S. Ogilvie Pub. Co., New York.

"The Little Church Around the Corner." by Marion Russell. Illustrated, 12mo, 200 pages, paper, 25c J. S. Ogilvie Pub. Co., New York.

"No Wedding Bells For Her," by Grace Miller White. Illustrated, 12mo, paper, 192 pages, 25c. J. S. Ogilvie Pub. Co., New York.

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