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The Canadian Bookman 

A Monthly Review of Contemporary Literature Devoted to the 
Interests of Canadian Book-buyers 

Volume I No. 12 

December, 1909 

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A Pen Sketch of Herbert N. Casson 

The Canadian Writer, who has achieved 
Success as the Author of Several Import- 
ant Historical and Biographical Works 

By E. M. Pomeroy 

Herbert N. Casson, author of the recent life of Cyrus 
Hall McCormick, and of "The Romance of Steel," "The 
Romance of the Reaper," and any number of magazine 
articles on social and industrial subjects, is a dyed-in-the- 
wiil Canadian, never bavin? seen any part of the United 
States until his twenty-third year. 

"Bert" Casson, as he is best known to Can- 
adians, was born in a tiny village called Odessa, 

At b:s summer home, "Pine Hill," in the Caisliills. 

somewhere in the vicinity of Kingston, in the year 
1869; and as his father was a peripatetic Metho- 
dist minister, he grew up all over the Dominion of Can- 
ada. Ho learned to read in a class of Indians and half- 
breeds in Majiitoba, on the banks of the Red River. Later 
he became a clei'k in a frontier store on the northern shore 
of Georgian Bay, a hundred miles or more from any rail- 
way. At seventeen he was the boy orator of the town of 
Mitchell, where the astonishing lectures that he used to 
deliver in the City Hall are well remembered. And at 
eighteen he was a student of Old Victoria College, in the 
days before it had I'ors.-iken the town of Cobourg for 

What "Bert" Casson has done in his seventeen years 
of adventuring in the United States, is a long and pic- 
turesque story. From the first, he set out with a purpose, 
and he has followed this purpose over hill and dale with 
the tenacity of an Indian. This purpose is nothing less 
than to abolish the competitive system in industry, and to 
establish in its place an orderly system of business, with 
every trade linked to every other trade and with every 
idler compelled to do his share of the national work. He 
be'ieves in business as artists believe in art. He main- 
tains that the evils of commercialism are transient, and 
the natural result of the present unfinished condition of 
the industrial and financial world. And he has been cue 

of the few Americans who welcomed alike the coming of 
ihe trade union and the trust, as harbingers of the larger 
industrial system that is to come. 

In the pursuit cf his purposes, Casson has lived in 
the slums of Boston and in the fashionable clobs of Xsw 
Vork and Chicago. He has edited labor papers in order 
to study trade unionism from the inside; and he has been 
on the editorial staff of the New York World and the 
Wall Street Journal. He has tramped through Great 
Britain, livid in eo-cperative colonies, delved through 
Colorado and Texas, fought Socialists and Wall Street 
gamblers alike, and has strenuously defended what Roose- 
velt has called the "good trusts" agaist all eommers. 

The London Athenaeum, in reviewing Carson's "Ro- 
mance of the Reaper," declares him to be the founder of 
a new school of writing, and one which in its tense, mag- 
netic sentences best represents the American life of to- 
day. Whether this is too high an estimate or not, remains 
to be seen; but it is certainly true that in the United 
States his business histories hare become tremendoiuly 

— e — 


William De Morgan, the im,al remarkable of contem- 
porary novelists, who between the ages cf sixty-foar and 
seventy, has written four voluminous novels, was born 
in 1839 in London, where his father was a professor of 
mathematics at University Collrge. He attended Uni- 
versity College School and at twenty entered the Royal 
Academy Schools. He studied painting there for several 
yfars, but turned his attention to stained glass in IS.&L 
Six years later he tonk up ceramics and remained a potter 
until 1904. though without much success. Then he turned 
story-writer purely by accident. During eonvaleseenee 
from a serious illness he was permitted, by way of pas- 
time, to set pen to paper. 


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General Works by Canadian Writers 

CommentJon Some Autumn Publica- 
tions in the Departments of History, 
Biography, Religion and Description. 

Last mouth, we devoted a page to reviewing several 
works of fiction, written by Canadian authors. Mean- 
while a number of books of more serious import have been 
accumulating and it is now in order to make some refer- 
ence to them before the end of the year. 

Casson's Biography of McCormick. 

While McCormick 's work as the inventor of the har- 
vester, is more particularly associated with the United 
States, the land of his birth, yet Canadians may well be 
interested in this volume, ("Cyrus Hall McCormick, His 
Life and Work," by Herbert X. Casson. Chicago: A. 
C. McClurg & Co. Cloth, |1.50 net.) on account of its 
author, who is one of the group of young Canadian writ- 
ers, who are making names for themselves in the United 
States. Mr. Casson's work is familiar to magazine read- 
ei-s. He has written most entertainingly, '"The Romance 
of Steel," and "The Romance of the Reaper," and in 
this new book, he gives an excellent pen picture of the 
man, to whom more than any one else, the success of the 
epoch-making invention of the harvester is due. He has 
succeeded in picturing the life and times of McCormick 
with vivacity and clearness. Dull facts and figures have 
been clothed with romance. It is a book of up-lift and 
encouragement, and should take its place among the bio- 
o-raphies of men who have done much to advance civiliza- 
tion and culture. 

A Memorial Volume. 

It is gratifying to note that that important historical 
event of "last summer, the unveiling of the national me- 
morial to the Irish fever victims of 1847 on Grosse-Isle, 
has not gone unrecorded in the pages of a book. To th* 
enterprise of the Quebec Telegraph, is due the publication 
of a memorial volume, (The Grosse-Isle Tragedy and the 
Monument to the Irish Fever Victims, 1847. by J. A. 
.lordan. Quebec: Telegraph Printing Co.) which will pre- 
serve in permanent form the memory of that notable 
event. The publishers have produced an attractive vol- 
ume, profusely illustrated with half-tones of scenes on 
Grosse-Isle and in Ireland, and portraits of the men, who 
have been concerned in the erection of the monument. The 
letterpress has been collated from the columns of the 
Telegraph, where special attention was given to thu 
event. The story of the movement to erect the memorial, 
the history of the tragedy, and an account of the un- 
veiling ceremonies, with the speeches delivered on the 
occasion, make up the contents. The work has been com- 
piled by Mr. Jordan, of the Telegraph editorial staff, 
who has brought to his task the sympathy of a warm na- 
ture and the ability of a clever writer. 

A Story of the Chinese. 

A mine of information concerning Cliina, and the 
Chinese is to be found in a volume by John Stuart Thom- 
son, a young Canadian now resident in Xew York. (The 
Chinese. By J. S. Thomson. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Mer- 
rill Co. Cloth. .$2..50). Perhaps it might be even iriore 
fittingly called a whole library, for whether Mr. Thomson 
is writing of the history, the geography, the ethnology, the 
literature, the aj-t, the government, the education or the 
religion of this remarakble and conservative people, he 
seems to be equally at home in every department, and 

til be possessed of a varied and accurate fund of informa- 
tion. The introduction into the Orient of western civil- 
ization, with its modern methods in transportation, com- 
merce, finance, etc., is bringing about wonderful and far- 
reaching results, some of which are ably and clearly point- 
ed out by the writer — new world problems arising out 
of new world conditions, and the writer of this clever 
book has done a lasting service in directing thoughtful 
jseople to a serious consideration of present conditions 
and the future outlook. The illustrations are excellent 
and numerous. 

Reminiscences of a Manitoba Pioneer. 

Mucli valuable local history is being lost to-day. through 
a lack of effort on the part of our pioneers in setting down 
in writing the events and experiences of their early days. 
When we do find such work being done, it is maitter of 
congratulation, both to the man who writes and to the 
community he writes about. Dr. John H. O'Donnell, of 
Winniiseg. has given us a valuable book of reminiscences, 
(Manitoiia as I Saw It, 1869 to Date. By John H. O'Don- 
nell. M.D.C.M. Toronto: Musson Book Co.) in w'hieh he 
has introduced a mass of biographical detail about the 
leading men of Manitoba during the past forty years. 
From the literary standpoint the book has defects, both 
in style and in arrangement, but the mass of information 
it contains will always give it a place among Canadian 




books. The portraits, which are scattered through its 
pages, are excellent, but it is to be regretted that there 
is no index. 

Speeches on Transportation. 

Senator J. P. B. Casgraiu's little volume of speeches 
(The Problems of Transportation in Canada. By Hon 
J. P. B. Casgrain. Quebec : Laflamme & Proulx.) is really 
a second edition of an earlier work. It contains three 
speeches on the National Transcontinental Railway, de- 
livered in the Senate, in 1903, 1904 and 1909, respectively, 
a speech on the Hudson Bay Route, delivered in 1907, 
and two on the Georgian Bay Canal, delivered in 1908 
and 1909. respectively. Senator Casgrain has made a 
close study of the problem of transportation and his 
speeches are illuminative. The book has been attractively 

A Concise Life of Wolfe. 

Of the two biographies of General Wolfe, which have 
appeared this fall, that by Edward Salmon, (General 
Wolfe. By Edward Salmon. Toronto: Cassell & Co. 
Cloth, .fl.25.) exceils in brevity and conciseness. For a 
short and comprehensive life of the hero of Quebec, the 
book will commend itself to readers of little leisure, who 
may be desirous of familiarizing themselves with the out- 
lines of Wolfe's career. Fi-om this it must not be in- 
ferred thai Mr. Salmon's work is so condensed as to be 
devoid of dramatic power. He has infused into the book 
an eleraenl of romance, and his treatment of the cultnin^ 
aling campaign al Quebec is full of human interest. Ap- 


peariug at a time when Wolfe's victory has again been 
brought into public notice by the celebration of the 
150th anniversary of the taking of Quebec, the book 
shdulil command considerable attention. 

Dr. Saunders' Monumental Work. 

Dr. Saunders, of Halifa,\, has produced what must be 
reckoned as one of [he most important volumes in Cana- 
dian literature, (Three Premiers of Xova Scotia. By Ed- 
ward Manning Saunders. Toronto: Briggs. Cloth, .$3.50.) 
The book, extending to 628 pages, is imposing in appear- 
ance, while it seems to possess in its pages all the attri- 
butes of sound biography. The three premiers are J. W. 
Johnstone, Joseph Howe and Sir Charles Tupper. In his 
preface, Dr. Saunders explains that it had been his original 
intention to write the life of Johnstone alone, but the 
other two statesmen's lives were so entwined with his, 
that he found it necessary to extend the scope of his 
work to include them as well. The style of writing is 
pleasing and the author has introduced much material 
of an intima.te personal nature, which makes the book 
most readable, not only to Nova Scotians. but to Cana- 
dians in general. The publishers are also to be con- 
gratulated on their work, for the book is worthy of a place 
alongside the best books of the day. 

A Missionary-Traveler's Book. 

A new edition (the fourth) of "Through Five Re- 
publics on Horseback," by G. Whitfield Ray, F.R.G.S., 
former missionary and government explorer, has been 
published by William Briggs, Toronto. South America 
possesses a fascination for many, and this well-illustrated 
book is calculated to give to all such a clear idea of the 
continent, so often described as "The Darkest Land.'' 
In this edition Mr. Ray has inserted an introductory chap- 
ter on South America, which serves to give the reader a 
good general idea of the continent and its conditions be- 
fore taking up the various republics in their order. 

Miss Laut's Entertaining History. 

'Whether Miss Laut 's new history of Canada (Can- 
ada : The Nation of the North. By Agnes C. Laut. To- 
ronto: Briggs. Cloth. $2.00) is the long-waited popu- 
lar history of the countrj' or not, remains to be seen. She 
has, however, succeeded in infusing some life into a story, 
which has unfortuna.tely been subjected to very dry treat- 
ment by jirevious historians. A mere chronicling of 
facts, a succession of dates is simply history in the nude 
and it requires skilful draping to make these dates and 
fads beautiful and inspiring. Miss Laut's aim has been 
to make the men and women of the past live for readers 
of the present, and in this she has been largely success- 
ful. Anyone re.nding her 'book will be entertained and at 
the same time will receive that instruction in our coun- 
try's history, which is so needful. A profusion of illus- 
trations add to the attractiveness of the volume. 

Professor McFadyen's Charm. 

An inspirational book of lofty tone by Professor John 
Edgar McFadyen, of Knox College, Toronto, is among the 
religious books of the season. (The City with Founda- 
tions. By John Edgar McFadyen. Toronto: Westmin- 
ster Co. Cloth, ,fl..nO.) Prof. :NieFadyen is classed among 
the higher critics, and sonu> of the orthodox are inclined 
to regard him w-ilh suspicion, but his present book must 
disarm all hostility. He is here working on simple gospel 
fundamentals. His book will be a delight to all who 
enjoy the interpretation of tiie Scriptures in a tine and 
reverent spirit. Tlie volume is made up of a number of 
short expositions of various verses from difTerent parts 
of the Bible, each with a special message of its own. 

Choice Little Volmnes by Bnrpee. 

The little series of Canadian book.s complied by Law- 
rence J. Burpee, Librarian of the Carnegie Library, Otta- 
wa, and published by the Musson Book Co., Toronto, in- 
cluding "Fragments of Sam Slick." "A Little Book of 
Canadian Essays," "Songs of French Canada," "By 
Canadian .Streams" and Flowers from a Canadian Gar- 
ilen," deserve much more than a passing notice. They are 
one of the first attempts to produce something a little 
better than the ordinary book in this country. True, the 
books themselves have been made in England but the 
motif has been Canadian. Mr. Burpee is a genuine book- 
lover and he has evidently put much time and •' to 
iheir compilation. The subjects are suited to .ite 
treatment they have received. Of the first, nothing need 
be said; "Sam Slick" is already too well-known to require 
an introduction. The essays are the substance of longer 
articles contributed by Mr. Burpee to various periodicals 
and deal with Canadian poets and writers. "Songs of 
French Canada" is made up of translations of a number 
of French-Canadian poems by Frechette. Crcmazie, Chau- 
veau, Routhier, Cartier. etc., and a collection of folk s<jngs. 
"By Canadian Streams" tells the story of the great 
rivers of Canada, the St. Lawrence, the Sagnenay. the 
Mackenzie, etc. The books are neatly boxed, and are 
bound in four styles, cloth, lambskin. Madra.* and velvet 
Persian. They will make eharmin? r!,ristmas gift*. 
A Valuable Local History. 

Several county histories of Canada have appeared of 
late years, but it is doubtful if a more satisfactory one 
than that of the County of Simcoe. jast published in 
two well-made volumes, has yet been issued. The county 
council itself is responsible for the publication of the 
books and it is indeed a pleasure to find the councillors 
of at least one county taking an interest in the history 
of their district. It is almost too much to espect in- 
dividuals or even historical societies to go to the osnally 
very con.siderable expense of compiling and producing 
local histories. Such work is of genuine importance and 
should be supported by the authorities themselves to an 
extent sufficient to finance the undertaknng worthily. The 
author of this admirable history is Andrew F. Hunter. 
of Barrie. and he has based his work on a series of his- 
torical sketches, which he contributed to the Barrie Ex- 
aminer during 1889. 1890 and 1891. The two volumes 
take up two phases of the county history— 1^ ' - v- 
ering the public affairs of the county, its s, 

etc., and the second containing a record of its pi„Dc*rs. 
with .some account of Iheir lives. Portraits of manv of 
these men are intersi^rsed throudi both volumes. Mr. 
Hunter has got together a vast amount of historical ma- 
terial and he has done more, he has arranged it care- 
fully and indexe*! it thoroughly— a feature too often 
neglected by local historians. Naturally the books will 
be of most interest to the people of the countv. par- 
ticulariy parts dealing with Wal personages, bat 
the beginnings of things, as deseribe,! hv Mr. Hunter. 
must be of general interest. The sale of the books, which 
IS carried on at cost of production, is in char|te of Daniel 
Quinlan. county treasurer. Barrie. The fact that they 
liave been made by Warwick Bros, & Rntter is snfflcient 
to indicate their quality. (<2.00 for two volumes). 



The Museum B.x^k S;,.r. . 4."> ' n. 

W.C.. have issued a fiS-page catalomic of ( 
includes an immense collection . ' " 
prints, portraits, etc. relating to 
\ special feature of the collection is 
(leneral Wolfe .ind the Sirgp of Q 
inaiis" rarities. 






Activities Among the Publishers 

Practically all Lists are Complete 
— Publishers Visit England Pre- 
paratory to the Spring Campaign 
— Activity in the Shipping Rooms 

For the past month the shipping rooms of Canadian 
publishing houses have been the scenes of intense activity, 
which has not died down yet. The season has been an 
excellent one and staffs have been kept very busy filling 
orders. Meanwhile the representatives of the import 
houses have been visiting publishing centres in the Old 
Country, an-anging for their import lines for 1910. 

The big event of the month has been the appearance 
of "The Foreigner" by Ralph Connor, -which has been 
occupying the attention of all the supply houses. lis 
■seems destined to have a record sale. 

As a last novel of the season, McLeod & Allen have 
issued an edition of "When a Man Marries," a ludicrous 
story of the Frank Stockton type, by Mary Roberts Rine- 

The Mussou Book Co. issued an edition of E. Temple 
Thurston's "House of Beautiful Nonsense" last month 
and so brisk was the demand that the entire edition was 
closed out in a few days. 

Henry Frowde reports an excellent demand for "The 
A'ttic Guest," by Robert; E. Knowles, and also notes a 
continuous enquiry for all Mr. Knowles' previous books. 

The last of the Copp, C'ark Co.'s fall novels made their 
appearance on December 7. — "Bella Donna," by Robert 
Hichens, and "The Sheriff of Dyke Hole," by Ridgwell 

A second edition of "Northern Lights," by Sir Gilbert 
Parker, is now ready. The publishers, the Copp, Clark. 
Co. report a heavy sale for this title. 

Author of *'Ann Veronica," jusi published hy Copp, Clark. 

The Cripp, Clark Co. issued on November 30, "Faces 
in the Mist," by J. A. Steuart, and "Sailor's Knots," bv 
W. W. Jacobs. 

McLeod & Al'en have taken the Canadian market for 
"Margarita's Soul," the remarkable anonymous novel, 
which has created such a sensation in the United States. 

William De Morgan's "It Never Could Happen 
Again" was published on December C by Henry Frowde. 
The Canadian edition is issued in two volumes at $1.73 
the set. 

A charming edition of JLiurice Hewlett's "Forest 


The ta!ented Eng'ish poet whose works are being 

well received in Canada. 

Ijovers" with 16 illustrations in color by A. S. Hartrick, 
has been published by the Macmillan Co. 

The Canadian edition of Zona Gale's "Friendship 
Village Love Stories" is now in. The publishers are the 
Nfacmillan Co. 

A mistake was made last month in quoting Dr. Sven 
Hedin's "Trans-Himalaya" at $1.50. Th:s shou'd have 
been $7.50, which is a much more reasonable price for si 
.'splendid two-volume work of this kind. 

Difficult}- has been experienced by the Musson Book 
Co. in securing sufficient copies of "Lady Cardigan's 
Memoirs" to meet the demand. There has been a heavy 
call for 'this book. 


•'Jock of the Bushveld" is the title of Sir Percy 
Flizpatrick's most recent literary work; Sir Percy will 
he remembered as the author of "The Transvaal from 
Within," a work which he began and finished during the 
three years banishment to which he was sentenced after 
the discharge of the reform leaders from Pretoria Gaol. 
It is hard to imagine any greater difference in subject 
matter than that which exists between these two books, 
line a great volume of historical fa,cts. facts which the 
author narrates with great literary skill, being a state- 
ment of the occurrences of 1895-6 in the Transvaal, and 
ihe conditions which led up to them, the other, "Jock 
of the Bushveld," a South African hunting story, a story 
of a. dog and his master. The book is printed in a large 
clear type on good paper, bound in full eloth of a rich 
green shade, artistically decorated in gold; every page 
iif the text has several marginal illustrations, and in addi- 
tion to this, the boolc contains a number of full page 
plates, all of which were speci.aJly drawn by Mr. E. Cald- 
well, an artist who journeyed to the happy hunting 
grounds of "Jock" and his master for that special pur- 
pose. Large crown 8vo. Price, $1.75. Longmans. Green 
& Co., London England. Renouf Publishing Co., 01 Union 
Avenue, Montreal. 



Brief Notes of New Canadiana 

Publications Still Coming from the 
Press — Several to Appear in Decem- 
ber — A Canadian Who's Who 
to be a New Year Publication. 

Nearly all the distinctly Canadian books of the year 
have now appeared. A few belated volumes have yet to 
be published but tlu'v will all be cleared off before Christ- 
mas. Already several new volumes are being talked about 
for spring publication, but we are not at liberty to make 
any specific announcements as yet. One important pub- 
lishing house is planning to enter this field on an exten- 
sive scale in the spring. 


The publieatiou of "Chiooulimi, a Romance of the 
Saguenay and Other Tales," by Allan Douglas Brodie 
(T. Herbert Cheslnut), has been postponed for a couple 
of months. The author, who was formerly on the staff 
of the Montreal Witness, is now in Boston. His book will 
be publi-shed by William Briggs. 

The Westminster Co. expect to publish in the early 
spring, a new story by Marian Keith, author of "The 
Silver Maple," etc. 


The Canadian edition of ''The Life of Robert Machray. 
D.D., LL.D., D.C.L., Archbishop of Rupert's Land, etc.," 
by Robert Machray, his nephew, was issued on December 
1. It is a large and imposing work. (Macmillan). 

"The Life and Letters of General Wolfe," by Beekles 
Willson, is now to be procured from the Macmillan Co. 
of Canada, wlio have secured the Canadian market for 
the volume. 

William Briggs will publish shortly "Reminiscences 
and Incidents Connected with the Life and Pastoral Efforts 
of Rev. John Anderson, B.A.," by his son. Rev. J. D. 
Anderson, of Beauharnois, Que. The subject of the bio- 
graphy was one of the pioneer clei-gymen of Huron county. 
Another biographical work, telling the story of one of 
Manitoba's pioneers, is shortly to be pub'ished by William 
Briggs, — "Memoirs of the late Sandy Stewart." It has 
been written by one who styles himself "his life-long 

Henry J. Morgan's monumental work, "Canadian Men 
and Wiunen of the Times," is now nearing completion. 
His publisher, William Briggs, expects to have the volume 
ready early in the New Year. 

William Briggs has now on the press "Martyrs of New 
France," a carefully prejiared historical work from the 
[len of W. S. Heri-inglon, K.C., of Napanee. 


"The .\inl)i'i- Army and Other Poems" is the title of 
a new volninc of pucins by Rev. W. T. Allison, to be pub- 
lished sliiirtly by William Briggs. Mr. Allison is a gradu- 
ate of Toronto University and later occupied a position on 
the staff of the Toronto News. He went from tliere to a 
charge in Stayncr and is now located in Middlefleld. Conn. 

A new edition of "The Kmpire Buildei-s and Other 
Poems." by Robert .T. C. Stead, of Cartwright, Manitoba. 
has been published by William Briggs. 


F. S. Spence. of Toronto, has compiled and the Pioneer 
Press has published "The Campaign Manual. 1909." a 
12S-page book in the interests of local option. 

An interesting little volame by the late Gordon Boyce 
Thompson, M.A., of Toronto, has just been published by 
the Macmillan Co., with the title "The Kultarkampf." 
Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of Toronto 
in 1907 and spent the winter of 1907-1908 in Germany, 
working on a thesis for his M.A. degree. The thesis is 
contained in the book, which has a pathetic interest on 
account of the death of the author in Berlin, on July 1, 
190S. Profe.ssor Wrong, who was instrumental in having 
the book published, contributes an introduction. In ad- 
dition to the ordinary edition, a limited de luxe edition 
(not for sale) has been printed. 

The third edition of Barlow Cumberland's "History of 
the Union .lack and the Flags of the Empire." will be 
ready almost immediately. Mr. Cumberland ha.* revised 
and enlarged his original book, which is now entirely out 
of print. William Briggs is publi-shing it. 

Volume VI. of the "Proceedings of the Canadian Club, 
Toronto for the year 1908-1909" has just been published 
by the Club in a neat 1.53-page volume. It eontans 24 
addresses deliverd before the Club, among them bein^ 
speeches by Viscount Milner, Lord Xorthcliflfe, 5ir Andrew 
Fraser and other notabilities. 

Dr. Wilfred Grenfell's authoritative book on "I.,abra- 
dor, the Country and the People" was published in No- 
vember by the Macmillan Co. In addition to the descrip- 
tive chapters by Dr. Grenfell, there are chapters on vari- 
ous scientific subjects by such men .as Dr. Re^nald A. 
Daly, professor of geology at the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology; Dr. E. B. Delabarre, professor of psychol- 
ogy at Brown University; Dr. C. W. Townsend. of Boston; 
Charles W. Johnson, curator of the Boston Society of 
Natural History; Dr. A. P. Low. Deputy Minister of Mines 
in Canada, and William B. Cabot, of Boston. 

A Canadian Who's Who. 

A work of reference, "The Canadian Wno's Who,'" 
which i.s going to occupy a place in Canada similar to 
that occupied by "Who's Who" in England, is promised 
for January. Tlie volume is being published by the Times. 
of London, and it is the intention to make it an annual 
publication. Mr. Fred Cook, of Ottawa. Canadian cor- 
respondent of the Times, whose wide acquaintance with 
the leading men of the Dominion, eminently qualifies him 
for the task, is the editor. Mr. Co«ik was oh-irewt with 
the duty of preparing the work as rec' • >r. 

Tiie names had to be selected at once. ai:. :n* 

to be sent out. Mr. Cook states that the replies lo his 
circulars have been readily forthcoming, althongrfa in some 
cases two and. perhajis. three letters had to be sent be- 
fore the requi.*ite information was obtained. Besides 
biographies of the public men of the country-, that is, 
members of the Federal and Provin.-ial I- id- 

ing members of the learned professions .i: . .-nl 

in the chief business enterprises of the country, are in- 
cluded in the hook. Special attention ha« been paid to 
the literary men aj)d women of the FKtminion. As an 
instance of the difficulty in preparing a work of this kind 
at such short notice, it may be mer.tioned that the Yukon 
int'i>rmation to be asked for by ^ .ij 

lo be made for Canadiaiis in differv '.d. 

For instance, ^[iss Kathleen Parlow. whose tame as a 
violinist, has extendcii all over Eunpe. was located 
ihrongli one of the big nnisiral firms in I.ondon. hf r Cana- 
dian relatives not knowing her add- -- * '-er the first 
year. Mr. Cook says it will be cor v easy sail- 

ing to amp'ify the volume. It is ; • in 

ever>' respect, as regards type, siie . :.fc. 

that standard work of reference, "The Lngii&ii Wbo'< 

THE C A N :\ D I x\ N- BOOK M A N 

Among the Season's New Books 

Thumb-nail Reviews of Numerous Fall 
Publications — A Profusion of Juveniles 
— Some Novels and General Works. 


The Land of Long Ago. By Eliza Calvert Hall. The Mus- 
son Book Co., Toronto. $1.25. 
The reminiscences and reveries of a very interesting 
old lady. The author with the keen insight of a sym- 
pathetic imagination possesses the power to reproduce the 
lives of a bygone day with the joys and sorrows that 
rendered those lives tender and pathetic. The homely 
virtues as pi-actised in the narrow arena of a Kentucky 
village were the soil from which sprang a progeny of 
nohle sons and daughters. Miss Hall has well performed 
her task of recording these pleasant tales of ''The Land 
of Long Ago." 

Daphne in Fitzroy Street. By E. Nesbit. The Musson 
Book Co., Toronto. $1.25. 
The writer of this clever story excels in the inter- 
pretation of the emotions. Daphne, when she takes up her 
home in Fitzroy Street amid Bohemian surroundings, is a 
creature under the sway of her emotional nature. When 
she emerges, after a few, short, stormy months of purely 
emotional enjoyment, she has learned, among other things, 
the hard lesson that defeat is often the road to victory 
and that the purest love is that which gives and seeks 
nothing in return. Feeling and not years has trans- 
formed the immature, impulsive schoolgirl into the calm, 
mature but not less lovable woman. 

The Castle by the Sea. By H. B. Marriott Wa.tson. Bos- 
ton : Little, Brown & Co. Cloth, $1.50. 
A romance built around an old English castle, which 
has been leased by a London literary man. He soon dis- 
covers that there is a mystery hanging over it. In fact, 
there are apparently several independent mysteries. The 
reader is kept guessing about them up to the very end, 
when they are, of course, all solved in easy fashion to 
everybody's satisfaction. The book possesses a genuine 
romantic glamor. 

The Yellow Circle. By Charles E. Walk. Chicago : A. C. 
JleClurg & Co. Cloth, $1.50. 

A first-rate mystery story, beginning dramatically with 
the disappearance of a rich young lady from the church 
vestry just as she was about to be married. 
Wit's End. By Amy Blanehard. Boston: Dana Estes & 
Co. Cloth, $1.50. " 

Instinct with life, color and individuality, this story 
of true love, which has for its setting a certain island 
of Casco Bay, beloved by many, cannot fail to attract, and 
hold to its happy end. the reader's eager attention. The 
word pictures of sea and land are masterly; while the 
poise of narrative and description is marvellously pre- 

G-reene, Francis Nimmo. Into the Night. Illustrated in 
color. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Cloth, 
$1.20 net. 
The story begins at the historical point a few years 
ago, when a mass-meeting of citizens of New Orleans took 
the law into their own hands and lynched ringleaders of 
the Mafia concerned in the death of their chief of police. 
From this point of fact a romance of intrigue and mys- 
tery is interwoven, which holds the reader bafifled and 
puzzled, hut keenly interested until the end. The hook. 
however, is by no means gloomy in treatment. The nar- 

rative also serves as a vehicle for presenting- charaoters- 
of strange contrast: the high-strung southern planter witlju 
his inordinate pride of race; the cool, purposeful lawyer 
and the keen detective against whom he is pitted; the 
cringing Italians and other alien races. Nor must we 
forget the most pathetic and clearest figure in the book 
— Zoe, child of impulse and passion. "The writer han- 
dles her story with unusual skill," says one critic. "She 
knows her 'New Orleans, and her people are very live." 


Christmas in Japan: or Saburo's Reward. By Sarah 

Gertrude Pomeroy. Boston. Dana Estes & Co., Cloth, 

50 cents. 

An entertaining story of a little Japanese boy, who, 

in order to assist his father to pay all his debts on New 

Year's Day, — a national Japanese custom, — ^was willing to 

sacrifice some of his most cherished treasures; and later, 

by his bravery and stout-heartedness, was enabled to earn 

the necessary amount required to satisfy his father's 

creditors, and establish the family in affluent circumstances 

again. Most entertainingly told, in the author's best style. 

The Sarah Jane: Dicky Dalton, Captain. By James Otis. 
Boston: Dana Estes & Co. Cloth, $1.50. 
The second title in the very successful series of "Busi- 
ness Venture Stories" deals with the efforts of two ven- 
turesome American boys to manage and operate a small 
tugboat. Their pluck in meeting the hazards of this 
business, and their resourceful ingenuity in overcoming 
diffleulties, fill the narrative with interesting and exciting- 
episodes that will appeal to readers of all ages. 

Bravo, Bob! The Boy from Canada. By Andrew Home. 
London and Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers. Cloth, 3s 6d. 
Bob Kitebin, a Canadian boy at school in England, is 
the hero of this excellent school story. Martin Allingham, 
an English »boy, tells the story. At first the two are 
friends but they become estranged. There are numerous 
other characters and a variety of amusing and thrilling 
experiences. Finally the breach is healed. 
Barbara Bellamy. A Public School Girl. By May Bald- 
win. London and Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambere. Cloth, 
.Ss 6d. 
The heroine is brought up by an eccentric and mis- 
anthropic grandfather in seclusion until she is fourteen. 
The new vicar's wife befriends her and persuades the old 
man to send her to school. Her adventures at school, 
where she is first considered to be mad, are amusingly told. 

The Angel Opportunity. By Jessie F. Hogg. Edinburgh 
and London : Oliphant. Anderson & Ferrier. Cloth. 
2s 6d. 
The story of a missionary's family who are sent home 

to Scotland to be educated. It is full of humorous and 

pathetic incidents. 

Aylwyn's Friends. By L. T. Meade. Edinburgh and Lon- 
don: W. & R. Chambers. Cloth, 6s. 
The story tells of some charming children from Aus- 
tralia, who show in the most delightful manner to their 
English relations how, by their own initiative, they can 
earn their living. 

The Little Tin Soldier. By Graham Mar. Edinburgh and 
London : W. & R. Chambers. Cloth. 2s 6d. 
A story dealing with the adventures of a charming 
little fellow who was kidnapped from a loving home and 
taken to the rongh-and-tumble life of the East End of 

The Little Japanese Girl. By Nell Parsons. With four 
color plates and fi2 other illustrations. London: Robert 
Culley. Cloth, 2s 6d net. . ' •' 



Giving, in story form, a graphic picture of life in 
Japan, intended for tile instruction and entertainment of 
young people. 

A Trip to Mars. By Fenton Ash. Illustrated. Edin- 
burgh and Loudon : W. & R. Chambers. Cloth. 
The wonderful adventures of two British youths on 
the planet Mars, whiph they visit as the guests of King 
Ivanta, a powerful ruler of that globe, and his son Prince 
AloncLra; They find there a world where airships and fly- 
ing, machines are in universal use. They learn to manage 
racing air-yachts and take part in other strange sports. 
Later they meet with still more thrilling adventures. 

The Attic Boarders. By Raymond Jacberns. Illustrated. 
Edinburgh and London: W. & R. Chambers. Cloth. 
Rachel Wellington, the motherless eldest daughter of 
a poor country rector, finds it so difiBcult to make both 
ends meet that she tries to make money by starting a 
dog's holiday home, turning some unused attics into 
dogs' boarding houses. She has great dilTieulties with 
her first boarders. Four younger children make up the 
Rectory party. 

Bar B. Boys, or the Young Cow-Punchers. By Edwin L. 

Sabiii. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Cloth, 

Here is just the book to make every wide-awake boy 
"sit up "--yes, and his sister, too. It is a tale of ranch 
life in tbe far west, filled with adventure and the free 
air (if the Rockies, true to the life, yet standing for high 
ideals and courage of the right sort. In Mr. Sabin's 
earlier book he proved that he knew boy life: and here 
he proves also that he knows the picturesque wild west, 
which is so soon to yield before the on-marching civiliza- 
tion. Stories like this are valuable in treasuring for us 
this phase of passing American life and manners. 

Unlucky Tib. Bv Edward S. Ellis. Boston: Dana Estes 
& Co. Cloth, .$1.2.5. 
Tiberius Marshall believed for a long time that he 
was the unluckiest youngster that ever lived. As a mem- 
bec of the "Roaring Rangers," as the hero of the "Swal- 
low Tail," and in various other episodes. Tib's experi- 
ences seemed to warrant this dismal belief on his part, 
but. all in good time, a change came, and the truth that 
the reward of virtue is as sure as the rising and set- 
ting of the sun is impressively taught. The story is lum- 
inous with humor, pathos and incidents that stir and 
quicken one's blood. Like all of Mr. Ellis's works. "Fn- 
hieky Tib" teaches in the most fascinating manner its 
own profound moral lesson. 


The Next Life: Light on the Worlds Beyond. By the Rev. 

.7. Ri>id Howatl. antlmr of "A;rnoslic Fallacies," 
"Faith's Strong Fouiulations," etc. London: the Re- 
ligi(Uis Tract Society. 2s net. 
In times when our immortality is either being ques- 
tioned or held only loosely and vaguely, such a book as 
"The Next Life: Light on the Worlds Beyond" is as 
refreshing as it is opportune. In a clear and interesting 
.-style the author lays under contribution both nature 
and revelation, latest science and most recent theology, 
rill we not only rejoice in the luminous proofs of our im- 
mortality, but are also fascinated by the wide disclosures 
of what wails us beyond the veil. A most thoughtful and 
stimulating work. 

Standard Guide for Locomotive Engineers and Firemen. 

H\ ImI, Turner. Chicago: Laird & T,oo. Leather, pocket 
size, 75 cents. 
.\n illustrated pocket manual for the convenient use 


of railroad engineers, firemen and machinists, covering 
breakdowns, quick repairs on E. T. equipment, New York 
brake equipment, compound engines, injectors, lubricators, 
etc., standard rules for engineers and firemen, signals, 
and definitions of railroad terms. 

English-Italian, Italian-EngUsh Dictionary. Laird & Lee's 
Standard Vest Pocket Edition. Chicago: Laird & Lee. 
Leather, 7.5 cents. Cloth, 50 cents. 
A timely book, carefully compiled, edited and arranged, 

and contains accurate pronunciation tables and abridged 

compciidiums of the grammars of both languages. 

The Sons of Strength. By J. R. P. Sclater. Edinburgh 
and London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier. Clotb, Is 
An exposition of some of the distinctively religions 

ideas, which are given in George Meredith's poems, and 

an exhortation derived from them. 

Old-Time Recipes for Home-made Wines. Cordials and 
Li(|ueurs from Fruits. Flowers. Vegetables, etc. Com- 
piled bv Helen S. Wright. Boston: Dana Estes & Co. 
f;ioth, $1.50. 
In compact but attractive form this book combines a 

list of valuable recipes and a beautiful and artistic gift 


Laird & Lee's Diary and Time-Saver for 1910. Chicago: 

Laird & Lee. Leather, vest-pocket size. 25 cents. 

This excellent little diarj' is now in 'its eleventh year. 
It is kept strictly up-to-date, .\ttention is given to Can- 
ada, with statistics regarding population, government, 
areas, map. etc. 
The Gate Beautiful. By J. R. Miller. New York: Thos. 

Y. Crowtll & Co. Cloth, gilt top. 85 cents net. 

Dr. Miller's work, both as preacher and writer, is too 
well know to require extended comment here. His an- 
nual volume of sermons for this year bears an unusually 
charming title, and its contents will be found to measure- 
fully up to the standard of his other books. It contains 
some twenty chapters, the first giving its title to the 
whole. Other chapter heads which give an idea of the 
general tenor of the work are: "The Call to Praise." 
"The Desires of Tliy Heart." "Called to be Saints." 
"Guarding Our Thoughts." "Points of Departirre." and 
••What Crod Thinks of Ts." 
Laird & Lee's Webster's New Standard Dictionary. 

(Students' Common School Edition. Chicago: Laird 

& Lee. Black .silk cloth. 75 cents. 
This is a revised edition. In addition to the hundreds 
of text illustrations contained in previous eiiitions. it 
has an artistic frontispiece, presenting a magnificent por- 
trait of Xoali Webster, two full-page colored maps, show- 
ing the eastern and western hemispheres, two full-pa^ 
plates of architectural drawings, and .i - ' 
tnining hundreds of new words and di 
recently come into use in connection wiiii iiie iaiesi dis- 
coveries and inventions in the .nrts and sciences. 
Cafe Cackle, From Dumps to Delmonico's. By Clivetle. 

(^liicago: Laird & L«e. Papt-r. i") cents. Boards. 50 

Stories, supfK>sed to be heard in cafes .ind hotel din- 
ing-itioms from the .Vtlantic to the Pacific. They are 
funny and ontcrtaininar. 
The New Golfer's Almanac for 1910. M.ido up by W. L. 

Stoddard, with sundry pictures by .V. W. Bartlett. B<>s- 

ton: Houghton. Mif!5n Co. Cloth. 90 cents net. 
Xn amusing and instructive collec:'. n ■■>f 'Nld* and 
emls about g<ilf. Weather pniphecies, ;i -v of 

golf, astronomical information, golf;^ •= of 

the ■game. etc... .ill compiled in the ,ippr\ivcd almanac 
form. A splendid gift bi-H->k for a g»lf fiend. 

The Canadian Monthly List of Books for November 

Containing a Record of Books Published in Canada, 
Books by Canadian Authors and Books About 
Canada Issued During the Month of November. 

Abbott, L. The Temple. Toronto: Macmillau. Cloth, 

.fl.25 net. 
Addams, J. The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets. 

Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, $1.23 net. 
Albutt and Rolleston. System of Medicine, Vol. VI. Dis- 
eases of the Heart and Blood Vessels. Toronto. Mac- 
millan. Half leather, $7.00 net. 
Bailey, L. H. The Nature Study Idea. Third Edition Re- 
vised. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, $1.00 net. 
Begbie, Harold. The Gateway. Toronto: Henry Frowde. 

Cloth, $1.25. 
Book of Christmas, The. With an introduction by Ham- 
ilton Wrig'ht Mabie, and decorative drawings by George 
Wharton Edwards. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, .$1.25 
Bo-Peep. Annual Volume. Toronto: Cassell. Cloth, 85 

cents. Boards, 50 cents. 
Burpee, L. J. (1) Fragments of Sam Slick. (2) A Little 
Book of Canadian Essays. (3) Songs of French Can- 
ada. (4) By Canadian Streams. (5) Flowers from a 
Canadian Garden. Toronto: Musson. November. Each. 
Boards, 35 cents; Lambskin, $LO0; Madras, $1.25; 
Velvet Persian, limp, $1.50. 
Cable, George W. Posson Jone' and Pere Raphael. To- 
ronto: Copp, Clark. Nov. Cloth, $1.50. 
Cameron, Agnes Deans. The New North. New York: D. 

Appleton & Co. Cloth, $3.00 net. 
Canby, H. S. English Composition in Theory and Prac- 
tice. Toronto: Ma.cmi'Ian. Cloth, $1.25 net. 
Carson, W. E. Mexico, the Wonderland of the South. To- 
ronto: Macmillan. Cloth, $2.25 net. 
*Casgrain, Hon. J. P. B. The Problems of Transporta- 
tion in Canada. 232 pages, 4%x7i/4 inches. Quebec. 
Laflamme & Proulx. Paper. 
Cassell's Maarazine. Annual Volume. Toronto: Cassell. 

Cloth, $1.75. 
Cassell's Annual for Boys and Girls. Toronto: Cassell. 

Cloth, $1.50, boards, $1.00. 
Chatterton, E. Keble. Every Boy's Book of Sports, Pas- 
times, Hobbies and Amusements. Toronto: Copp. Clark. 
Nov. Cloth, $1.25. 
Chisholm, Joseph Andrew. The Speeches and Public Let- 
ters of Joseph Howe. 2 volumes, 1300 pages, 6x9 
inches. 500 sets in calf, 1,500 sets in buckram. Halifax: 
Chronicle Pub. Co. August. Printed by Ballantyne- 
Hanson Co. Calf, $10,00 per set, buckram. .$8.00 per 
set. . . 

Chums. Annual Volume. Toronto: Cassell. Cloth. $1.75. 
Church, (Rev.) Alfred J. The Faery Queen and Her 

Knidits. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, $1.50. 
Clarke, Helen A. Lonefellow 's Country. Toronto: Mus- 
son. Nov. Cloth, .$2.50. 
Connor, Ralph. The Dawn of Galilee. Toronto: West- 
minster. Decorated paper. 25 cents; elolli, 50 cents. 
**Connor, Ralph. The Foreigner. Toronto: Westminster 

Cn. Nov. C'oth, $1.25. 
Creighton, J. Introduction to Logic. New Edition. To- 
ronto: Macmillan. 'Cloth, $1.50 net. 
**DiIl, L. A. Two Christmas Gifts. Toronto: William 

Brings. Paper, 25 cents. 
Douglas, Hudson. The Lantern of Luck. Toronto: Mc- 
Leod & Allen. Cloth, .$1.25. 

**Ellis & Macclement. A Laboratory Manual to a First 
Book in Chemistry. 60 pages. Toronto: Macmillan. 25 
cents net. 
*='=Ellis & Macclement. A First Book in Chemistry. vii.-+- 
191 pages. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, 50 cents net. 
Field, Ed. Salisbury. Cupid's Understudy. Illustrated 
by Will Grefe. Toronto. McLeod & Allen. Nov. Cloth, 

Finnemore, J. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merry 
Men. Illustrated. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, $1.00. 

Girls' Realm. Annual. Toronto: Cassell. Cloth, $1.75. 

Goodall, Agnes M. Portugal. Peeps at Many Lands 
Series. Toronto: Ma.emillan. Cloth, 60 cents. 

Gregory and Hadley. A Class Book of Physics. Toronto: 
Macmillan. Cloth, $1.00 net. 

Grenfell, Wilfred T. Labrador, the Country and the Peo- 
ple, illustrated. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, $2.25 

Grierson, E. Children's Tales of English Minsters. To- 
ronto: Macmillan. Cloth, $1.75. , 

**Harper, J. M. The Greatest Event in Canadian His- 
tory. The Battle of the Plains. 269 pages, 5i/4x8 inches. 
Toronto: Musson. Nov. Cloth, $1.50. 

Haverfield, E. L. A Human Cypher. Toronto: Henry 
Frowde. Cloth, $1.25. 

Henderson, John. Jamaica. Peeps at Many Lands Series. 
Toronto. Macmillan. 'Cloth, 50 cents. 

Hewlett, Maurice. Forest Lovers. Illustrated by A. S. 
Hartrick. New edition. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, 

Horn, Kate. Ships of Desire. Sixpenny Edition. To- 
ronto: Cassell. Paper, 15 cents. 

Jacobs, W. W. Sailors' Knots. Toronto: Copp, Clark. 
Nov. Cloth, $1.25. 

Jerome, Jerome K. They and I. Toronto: Musson. Nov. 
Cloth, $1.25. 

Jerrolds, W. Highways and Byways of Middlesex. Illus- 
trated by Hugh Thomson. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth. 

Johnson, Clifton. The Picturesque Hudson. Toronto: 
Macmillan. Cloth, $1.25. 

Johnston, Lena E. China. Peeps at Many Lands Series. 
Turonto: Macmillan. Cloth, 50 cents. 

**Johnston, (Rev.) T. J. The Lord's Day Observance 
Vindicated. Toronto : William Briggs. Paper, 20 cents. 

**Jordan, J. A. The Grosse-Isle Tragedy and the Monu- 
ment to the Irish Fever Victims, 1847. 137 pages, 
7I2XIOI4 inches. Quebec: Telegraph .Printing Co. 
Sept. Cloth. $1.50; leather, .$3,00; paper, .$1.00. 

**Kerby, J. W. The Broken Trail. Toi-onto: William 
Briggs. Cloth, $1.00. 

Kingsley, Charles. Tlie Water B.abies. New edition, illus- 
trated by Warwick Goble. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth. 
$4.00 net. 

Kipling, Rudyard. A Song of the English. Illustrated in 
color by W. Heath Robinson. 4to. Toronto: Musson. 

Little Folks. Annual Volume. Toronto: Cassell. Cloth, 
$1.25; boards, 85 cents. 

Little, Frances. Little Sister Snow. Special editions. 
Toronto: Musson. Lambskin. $1.25: polished Madras, 



Lcngfellow. The Song of Hiawatha. Illustrated gift 

edition. Toronto: Copp, Clark. Nov. Ooze leather, 

$2.00; cloth, $1.00. 
Lucas, E. V. A Wanderer in Paris. Toronto: Macniil'an. 

Cloth. $1.75 net. 
Lucas, E. V. Some Friends of Mine: A Rally of Men. To- 
ronto: MaPinill.Tii. C'oth, $1.25. 
Maartens, Maarten. The Price of Lis Doris. Toronto: 

Copp, Clark. Nov. Clolh, $1.25. 
Macpbail, Andrew. Essays in Politics. Montreal: Renouf. 

Cloth. $1.75. 
Major, Charles. A Gentle Knisrht of Old Brandenburg. 

Ton.iiio: M.iemillan. Cloth, $1.25. 
Marshall, H. E. Canada. Our En-plre Story Series. Il'us- 

tratcd in color by J. R. Skelton. 121 pages, 5Vix7% 

inches. London. T. C. and E. C. Jask. Toronto: Copp, 

Clark. Clnth. 50 cents. 
Maxwell, W. B.. Seymour Charlton. Toronto: Copp. 

Clark. Nov. Cloth, .$1.25. 
McFadyen, John E. A City with Foundations. Toronto: 

Westminster. Nov. Cloth, $1.25. 
Meade, L. T. Wild Heather. Frontispiece in color by 

E. Kanishaw. Toronto: Cassell. Nov. C"oth, $1.25. 
Meade, L. T. I Will Sing a, New Song. Toronto: Henry 

Frowde. Cloth, $1.25.^ 
Mitton, E. Children 's Book of Railways. Toronto : Mac- 

millan. Cloth, $1.75. 
Morris, Gouverneur. Putting on the Screws. Toronto: 

William Briggs. Cloth, 50 crnts. 
**0'Dcnnell, John H., M.D.. CM. ManUoba as I Saw 

It. From IPfiO to Date. With Flash-lights on the First 

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Three Important New Novels 

Outstanding Fiction of the Day— Stories 
that can be Unqualifiedly Recom- 
mended — De Morgan Charms us Again 

An Unconventional Heroine. 
One of the most unusual heroines in literature graces 
the pages of this strange story (Margarita's Soul. By 
Ingraham Lovell. New York: John Lajie Co. Toronto: 
MeLeod & Allen. Cloth, $1.25.) Margarita is brought up 
by her father in hermit fashion on a lonely island, with- 
out knowledge of the world. On his death she comes 
to New York by some strange whim of fate and there on 
Broadway meets the hero, Roger Brad'ey. Roger took 
corcp.iission on the queer but beautiful creature. She 
could not tell what town she had come from, but Roger 
found the address on a torn envelope in her handbag and 
took her back. All clues to the girl's identity fail and in 
the end Roger marries her, much to the disgust of his 

haughty mother. He takes her to Europe, where she de- 
velops a wonderful voice and becomes a prima donna. She 
is naturally whimsical, full of caprices and distressingly 
unconventional, but she is shielded from vice by a sturdy 
Englisli chaperon. Finally, she finds her soul, after 
saving Roger's life. The tale is told by Roger's friend, 
Jerry, who is also in love with her, ajid who deligh.s in 
her strange ways. 

W. B. Maxwell's Strong Novel. 

Among the few really important novels of the season, 
this story by W. B. Maxwell (Seymour Charlton. By 
W. B. Maxwell. Toronto: Copp, Clark. Cloth, $1.25.) 
stands out prominently. It is much more than a mere 
single-plot novel. It is in its way a masterpiece of imag- 
inative biography. The first chapter immediately raises 
the story to a high level. A young Englishman, younger 
son of an earl, finds his true self amid the vulgarities and 
inaninities of a club supper, in response to a song sung 
by a girl singer. He follows her out and takes her home, 
finding in her a sympathetic soul. Thus buds a love story, 
which ripens in marriage, just at a time when the seem- 
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the earldom. Then follows a, tale of life among the aris- 
tocracy of to-day, picturing conditions and disclosing 
abuses in no uncertain light. Mr. Maxwell has done his 
work in masterly fashion. 

D» Morgan at His Best. 
Wil'iam Do Morgan's fourth novel (It Never Can Hap- 
pen Again. By William Dc Morgan. Toronto: Henry 
Fruwde. 2 volumes, $1.75.) has at last appeared. It opens 

in a way most suggestive of "Joseph Vance," and "Alice- 
for-Short." "Lizermann," in her slum, with her blind 
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"Blind Jim" Coupland that the story deals in the main. 
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the background of the action. It is with Judith and Sir 
Alfred Challis and his wife, Marianne, that the story as a 
story is concerned. The Deceased Wife's Sister's Bill 
plays an important part in the tale and serves to in- 
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earlier books, and, after all, it is in his character por- 
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same delightful impression as the other stories from his 


Owing to a delay in sending out our requests for re- 
ports, several cities and towns have not been heard from 
this month. A fairly representative list of best-sellers 
has, however, been compiled, of which the most import- 
ant feature is the standing of the Canadian novels in the 
tirst four positions. 


Attic Guest. R. E. Kuowles. Westminster. 

Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

Foreigner. Ra'ph Connor. Westminster. 

Calling of Dan Matthews. H. B. Wright. McLeod. 

Danger Mark. R. W. Chambers. i^IcLeod. 

Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 
2. Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 
;;. Truxton King. G. B. McCuteheon. Briggs. 
4. White Prophet. Hall Caine. McLeod. 
•1. Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
I). Attic Guest: R. E. Knowlcs. Frowde. 


1. Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2. Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

3. Actions and Reactions. Rudyard Kipling. Macmillan. 

4. 40 Minutes Late. T. H. Smith. McLeod. 

5. Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. 
(i. Cardillae. R. Barr. McLeod. 


1. Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 

2. Calling of Dan Matthews. H. B. Wright. McLeod. 

3. John Marvel, Assistant. T. N. Page. Copp. 

4. Northern Lights. Sir Oilbert Parker. Copp. 
•i. Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

(i. Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

1. Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. I 

2. Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

,3. Danger Mark. R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 
4. Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
.5. White Prophet. Hall Caine. McLeod. 
(i. Hungry Heart. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 

Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 

Truxton King. G. B. McCuteheon. Briggs. 

Danger Mark. R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 

Attic Guest. R. E. Knowlcs. Westminster. 

1. Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

2. John Marvel, Assistant. T. N. Page. Copp. 


3. White Prophet Hall Caine. AIcLeod. zUAi). lut icaool. By J. A. Jackson, B.A. (Book.) 

4. Calling of Dan Matthews. H. B. Wright. McLeod. William Hamilion, as trus;ee of ihe Canadian I'irst Scan- 

5. Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. dard Teacher Training Course No. 1, Toronto, 28th Oc- 

6. Stowawaj-. L. Tracj-. McLeod. tober. 

Port Arthur. 21541. The Teacher and the School Studies in 

1. Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. Teaching and Organization. By Frederick Tracy B-A., 

2. Attic Guest. R. E. Knovvles. Frowde. ^^J^- ^^"^^'^ ^- -^""S^* ^"^"- Toronto, 28th Oc 

3. Truxton King. G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. I' .„ r. .• r, , • , -r^ , .- , 

4. Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. , ^l^"*" Cantiques Populaires pour la Fete de NoeL 

5. Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. Harmonises pour Quatre Voix Mixtcs et Orgue. Par 

6. White Prophet. Hall Caine. McLeod. ^"'^*' ^fS"""- (Hi'iins.) A. J. Boucher, Montreal, 

^ , 2Sth October. 

^^^°^^- 21583. Introductory Educational Psychology. (A Book 

L Greater Power. Harold Bindloss. McLeod. for Teachers in Training.) By Samuel Bower Sinclair, 

2. Actions and Reactions. Rudyard Kipling. Macmillan. jx^,^ Ph.D., and Frederick Tracy, B.A., Ph.D. (Bock.) 

3. Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. xjje Macmillan Company of Canada, Limited, Toronto, 

4. Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. i2th November. 

5. Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 215S8. The Ontario Copy Books, Numbers 1, 2, 3. 4, 

6. Going Down from Jerusalem. Norman Duncan. Mus- 5^ Hon. Robert Allan Pyne, Minister of Education for 

^°'^- Ontario, Toronto, 13th November. 

Stratford. 215S9. The Ontario Blank Copy Book. Hon. Robert 

1. Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. Allan Pyne, Minister of Education for Ontario, Toronto, 

2. Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 13th November. 

3. Stowaway. L Tracy. McLeod. 21590. The Ontario Writing Course. (Book.) Hon. 

4. Truxton King. G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. Robert Allan Pyne, Minister of Education for Ontario, 

5. Little Sister Snow. Frances Little. Musson. Toronto, 13th November. 

6. At the Sign of Joek 'Lantern. M. Reed. Putnam. 21615. Three Premiers of Nova Scotia; The Hon. J. 

St John ^^'" Johnstone, the Hon. Joseph Howe, the Hon. Charles 

, . ^ . r. Ti T. , T^ , Tupper, M.D., C.B. Bv Edward Manning Sanders, M..\., 

1. Attic Guest. R.E. Know es. Frowde. ^^ gook.) Edwanf Manning Sanders, Halifax, Nova 

2. Truxton King G.B. McCutcheon. Briggs. Scotia, ISth November. 

3. Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. 21623. Methode Pratique et Raisonnee ue Style et 

4. Foreigner^ Ralph Connor. Westminster. decomposition. Par E. Robert. C.S.V. Premiere Annee. 

5. Hungry Heart. D. G. Phi ips. Bnggs. r-i 1 o • 1 i'- . tr-n o • . ¥ • %» . 1 oa 
/-, V,- , T, ,-, -y. n, ., TTT ° . Clercs de Saint-\ lateur, Ville Saint-Loois, Montreal, 20 

6. Goose Girl Harold McGrath. Westminster. x- . „i. 


Toronto. 21624. Methode Pratique et Raisonnee de Style et 

1. Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. de Composition. Par E. Robert. C.S.V. Seconde Annee. 

2. Northern Lights. Gilbert Parker. Copp. Clercs de Saint-Viateur, V'ille Saint-Louis, Montreal, 20 

3. Cardillac. Robert Barr. McLeod. Novembre. 

4. Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 21625. Exerciecs Francais mis en Rapport tvee U 

5. Mr. Justice RatBes. E. W. Hornung. McLeod. Grammaire Francaise. Par E. Robert, C.S.V. Edition 

6. Martin Eden. Jack London. Macmillan. Revue et Corrigee. Clercs de Saint-Viatcur, Ville Saint- 

Canadian Summary. L^"'*- Montreal. 20 Novembre. 

Points 21626. Syllabaire ou Premier Livre de Lecture. Par 

1. Foreigner. Ralph Connor 90 ^- ^°^"'^' ^■^■^'- C'"<^* ^' Saint-Viatear, ViUe S*iiit- 

2. Attic^Guest. R. E. Knowles 77 ^'"'^- Montreal. 20 Novembre. 

3. Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker 33 Interim Copyrights. 

4. Anne of .\vonIea. L. M. Montgomerv 30 H"''- Opportunities in Ontario. (Book.) Ernest He«r 

5. Truxton King. G. B. McCutcheon . ." 28 '""- Toronto. 2nd November. 

6. Silver Horde. Hex Boach 27 inS. Opportunities in Quebec. (Bock.) Ernest Hea- 

TT -^ , r, « '"'"• Toronto, 2nd November. 

United States Summary. U-c, Opportunities in Nova Scotia. (Book.) Emesi 

(As compiled by the .Vnurioan Bookman.) Hoaton, Toronto. 2nd November. 

Points. nso. Opportunities in New Brunswick. (Book.) Em- 

1. Silver Horde. By Rex Beach 240 Heaton. Toronto. 2nd November. 

2. Truxton King. By G. B. McCutcheon 161 1181. Opportunities in Prince Edward Island. (Book.) 

o. Certain Rich JIan. By W. A. White 140 Ernest Hoaton. Toronto. 2nd November. 

4. Goose Girl. By llan.Ul McGrath 125 11S2. Opportunities in Manitoba. (Book.) Ernest 

b. Danger Miuk. By R. W. Chambers 120 Hoaton. Toronto. 2nd November. 

ti. Bella Donna. By Robert Hiohens 117 1183. Opportunities in Saskatchewan. (Book.) Ernest 

I Hoaton, Toronto. 2nd November. 

COPYRIGHTS FOR NOVEMBER. ., "'/'n Opportunities b British Columbia. (Book.) 

Krnost Hoaton. Toronto. 2nd November. 

215.m The OM Tostanunt. Hy Kov. Prof. J. F. 1185. Opportunities in Alberta. (Bock.) Ernest 

McLaughlin. M.A.. B.D. (Book.) William Hamilton, as Hoaton. Toronto. 2nd November. 

trustoo of the Canadian First Standard Teacher Train- 1187. Sous les Ruines de Pompe- V>-^rr■.t .V-riqae 

ing Course No. 1, Toronto, 2Sth October. a Grand SpcMac'.e. En Cinq Actes 0: T.ib:eaas. Arthur 

21030. The New Testament. By Rev. Prof. J. W. Tromhlav. Quebro. 11 Novembre, 

Falconer. M.A.. R.D. (Book.) William H.imilton. as nSS. BLnnci's Danchter. Bv Juans MCilti F>^rtB«B. 

trustoo of tho Canadian First St.nndard Teacher Train- (Book.) Ward. Lock & Comp-inv, Limite<l. Toronto. 13di 

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Appreciation of Dr. Harper's Book 

The " Battle of the Plains " Receives 
a Favorable Review from David Rus- 
sell Jack, of St. John, N.B., who 
was Editor of " Acadiensis. " 

As are the plajs of Aeschylus and Shapkespeare 's 
Henry VI., so is this latest literarj' production from the 
pen of Dr. J. M. Harper, a trilogy. Though written in 
the ballad form of verse, the book may be said to com- 
prise three distinct bits of dramatization, which, although 
each of them is complete in itself, bear a mutual relation 
to one another, and form the several parts of a complete 
historical picture. 

A life devoted to literary work of various kinds, a 
thorough knowledge of our Canadianism in its ethical and 
historical aspects, not to speak of a love of the beautiful, 
whether in music, in painting, in grace of language, or in 
natural scenery, of which the country around Quebc- 
forms a notable example of what is to be met with else- 
where in Canada — these have equipped Dr. Harper for the 
tiisk which he has just completed and which is the occasion 
of our present review. 

The writer of history usually deals with Ws topic ii 
the plainest and most direct English he has at commaml 
But when he have a man of Dr. Harper's literary at- 
tainments combining the love of history with the love ot 
verse, the result of his labors is usually far fi-om beinj,' 
the dry reading which has led history to be looked uf)on 
by many of our modern readers of books as something In 
be avoided, rather than to bo run after. Indeed, in takin- 
up with "The Battle of the Plains," all classes of reader- 
may feel assured of coming in touch not only with the plain 
food of stern facts and grim realities, but an intellectual 
feast worthy appreciatdon by the most fastidious literar.\ 

The world's readers are all now pretty well familiar 
with the story of old Quebec, and of the death of WoltV 
and Mdiitealm out on the Plains of Abraham. We arc 
beginning to have our household words in the stories of our 
past; and the effort of Dr. Haii'per to make such a house- 
hold word of the story of the taking of Quebec can hardly 
miss being appreciated by every Canadian, whatever be 
the views he may entertain as to the ultimate political 
destiny of the land that is his. For. of a certainty, the 
story is told by him so graphically that we all but forget 
that it is fact and not fiction that is engrossing our at- 
tention, when we are reading this latest splendid addition 
to our Canadian literature. 

Whether one's sympathies are with the French or 
witlh the British, while tracing the details of the terrific 
struggle in which Wolfe and Montcalm figured so prom- 
inently, we must admit, on laying l>r. Harper's latest book 
aside, after a careful perusal of it, that the author has 
dealt faithfully and impartially to a fault with his subject. 

From the city end of the Duflferin Terrace, the autlior 
patiently lays before us, as a preliminary to the proper 
understanding of the story he hjis to tell, the whole plan 
of Wolfe's fii-sl attempt to bring Montcalm out into the 
open, beginning with the little parish ohiirch of Ste. Pet- 
ronille, on the Island of Orleans, wliere was the first 
camping ground of the Britisli troops and where the 
British general fii-st directed his fleld-glass against the 
long line of the city's defences up from the Beauport 
beach. Thereafter, the story of the unsuccessful assault 
made by General Wolfe at the eastern end of General 
Monlc.'ilin's line of defence, which extended all the wav 

from the city to Montmorency river, as the first event 
of the eiege is treated of. Then are depicted the various 
scenes connected with the preliminary driftings of the 
fleet up and down the river, as well as the main event of 
the battle after Wolfe and his army bad arrived on the 
battlefield proper, to the rear of the town. And lastly, 
the battle of Sainte-Foj-e is admirably and graphically 
dealt with, the poem in connection with which ooDeloding 
with the following stirring lines: 

'Twas a victory say you; nay, a rout — the brave against 
the brave; 

The vanquished now in full pursuit of their victors' bro- 
ken wave ; 

The carnage left to be enhanced by the devil and his 

With an only refuge near at hand within the city's gates: 


'Twas a victory say you ; nay. a rout — the brave against 

the brave: 
The baptism of bliH>d. alas! our 
.\nd still the brooklet wakes our ; - t 

nations bled, 
Where the monument stands sentinel near '^^^ }ir.v-.'»-!.>: \ 

narrow bed : 

Ay, here we eon our heroes* names and reaii ;raditiot"s 

With no e«>sing in the soul's refrain, as siill we stand 
and gaze: 

Alas! how strange the blending of the be*t and worst in 

When the victor and the vanqnished |v,^iis<>. war's ernel- 

tios to scan. 

The bi>*ik. it may finally be said. > 5 

with biographical and other notes, wl; a 


clearer understanding of the story itself and the part 
played by the several heroes, now all our own, who took 
part in the struggle for the supremacy of a continent. The 
illustrations are appropriate and attractive, las is also 
the binding, in which this choice sample of the latest of 
Canadian historical literature is encased. 

D. R. JACK. 

Forthcoming Books by Canadians 

With Some Mention also of Books 
about Canada by Other Authors, Ap- 
pearing Here and Elsewhere. 

A third volume of verse by R. W. Service, he of Sour- 
dough fame, is reported by William Briggs to be in pre- 
paration. The title has not yet been selected. 

Professor Osborne, of Winnipeg, has an important 
book entitled, "The Religion of a Layman," coming out 
in March, through Cassell & Co. Those who have seen 
it state that it is a very strong piece of work. (ll.OQ net). 

Mrs. Arthur Murphy, of Edmonton, who is well known 
as a clever newspaper writer, has written a book of im- 


Author of "Manitoba as I Saw It." 
(Musson Bouk Co.) 

pressions, entitled, "Janey Canuck in the West," which 
will be published in April by Cassell & Co. ($1.75 net). 

Nellie L. MeClung's new story, "The Second Chance," 
which was announced for publication last fall, will not 
appear until the summer. It is to be published by Wil- 
liam Briggs. 

L. C. Page & Co., Boston, promise a new Montgomery 
book some time during the summer of 1910. Miss Mont- 
gomery has created for her new book another unusual 
heroine, "Kilmeny," a young Scotch girl, who promises to 
outrival the irresistible Anne herself. 

Father A. G. Morice's "History of the Catholic Church 
in Western Canada," which was to have appeared last 

fall, will soon be ready. The first volume is complete 
and the publishers, the Musson Book Co., expect to have 
the second volume shortly. 

John M. Copeland, Toronto, has issued in booklet form 
his article on "The Crusade of United States Railway In- 
terests in Canada," which appeared originally in Busy 
Man's Magazine. 

An important two-volume work on which Dr. G-eorge 
Bryce, of Winnipeg, and Dr. Wilfred Campbell, of Ot- 
tawa, are collaborating, is to be issued this year by the 
Musson Book Co. The book will deal with "The Scot in 
Canada," Dr. Bryce taking western Canada, and Dr. 
Campbell, eastern Canada. 

Frank Wise, president of the Macmillan Co. of Canada,, 
has compiled an interesting little book called, "The Em- 
pire Day by Day," which contains a calendar record of 
British valor and a:chievement on tive continents and on 
the seven seas. It will be issued shortly by the Mac- 
millan Co. (25 cents). 

The Westminster Co., Toronto, will publish in the 
spring, Marian Keith's new novel. The title has not yet 
been selected. 

A small volume on "Canadian Etiquette," showing 
what is good form in Canadian society, compiled by Mrs. 
Forsyth Grant, is among this year's Canadian publications 
of the Musson Book Co. 

"Boyish Reminiscences of H. M. the King's Visit to 
Canada in 1861," is the title of a volume to be published 
this spring by John Murray, London. The book is by 
Lieutenant Thomas Bunbury, who at the time was a mid- 
shipman on H.M.S. Hero. 

Dr. Wilfred Campbell, of Ottawa, has in preparation 
a volume dealing with the Great Lakes. The title has not 
yet been definitely decided upon, but it will likely be 
"Our Great Lakes," and the book will appear in the 
spring through the Musson Book 'Co. 

A. C. Nash, M.D., of Peachland, B.C., has collected 
a volume of verse, which will be published in February 
by William Briggs, Toronto, under the title, "An Ode 
to Canada and Other Poems." 

"The Canadian Apple Growers' Guide," by Linus 
Woolverton, M.D., announeed for publication last year, 
will be ready ahout the middle of February. 

This month William Briggs publishes "Reminiscences 
and Incidents Connected with the Life and Pastoral La- 
bors of the Rev. John Anderson," by Rev. J. D. An- 
derson, B.A., of Beauharnois, which will be issued in very 
handsome form. 


McLeod & Allen will publish on February 1, popular 
editions (cloth 50c, paper 25c.), of the following copy- 
right novels: " Whispeving Smith," "The Lightning Con- 
ductor," "The Princess Passes" and "The Message." 

Something special in the way of sets of the works of 
Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, Stevenson, etc., is be- 
ing offered to the trade this spring by McLeod & Allen, 
who will show samples a little later. 

The Copp, Clark Co. have brought out a new edition 
of "The Elusive Pimpernel," with several half-tone illus- 
trations. The original edition had no illustrations. ($1.25). 


Notable Books Appearing in England 

Some Interesting Particulars About 'StroS^ 
the New Productions of English Pub- 
lishing Houses in all Departments of 
Literary Activity. 

Aflcr nil Miitiuiin sciison, in wliieh there was a ; leni- 
tude of all classes of books, the volume of book publish- 
ing has (hviiidleil to very small dimensions for the first 
month of the year. However, there are a few titles 
worthy of consideration. 


(liTl niilc AlhiTldii is hrinsing out throujrh .John Mur- 
ray, her new novel, ••Tower of Ivory." 

William liC (^iieu.v's new romance, which Eveleigh Nash 
i. lo piihlisli, lias the title, "The Treasure of Israel." 

Quiller Couch lias collected a volume of short stories 
of adventure, to be called, "Corporal Sam and other 
Stories," and this, Smith, Elder & Co. are to bring out. 

"A Winter's Comedy" is the title of Halliwell Sut- 
eliffe's new story, to be published by Werner Laurie. It 
is concerned with the intrusion of Saul Dene, a nouveau 
riche, into a Yorkshire county set. 

John Murray announces "The Luck of the Lantern." 
by Robert Aitkcn and "Out land" by an anonymous 

Werner Laurie publishes this month, "Master John." 
the story of an Irish cardriver. by Shan F. Bullock: 
"Black Sheep." by Portal Hayatt, and "Eternal Fires." 
by "Victoria Cross." 

riinlto & Wiiidus issue "The Stone Ezel." by Mrs. 
Aiilrobus. "Oportunity." by ^fargaret B. Cross. "A 
Call." by Ford Mii.lox 1 luelfrr. and "Service." by Con- 
stance Smedlcy. 

Allen Raine's posthumous novel. "Under the Thatch" 
is to appear through Hutchinson & Co. 

Blackwood & Co. publish "Major Owen and Other 
Tales," by Dr. Christopher N. Johnston. 

Chapman & TIall announce the publication of "The 
End of the Rainbow," by Stella M. During. 

ir. (le Xcrc Stacpoole's new novel, "fiarryowen." 
cniiies rniiii I lie publishing house of T. Fisher I'nwin. 

History and Biography. 

" Kiiiersdii 's .Iciiii iial>. " enutaining the diary which ho 
kept a'l iiis lili', is lo be published early in the new year, 
by Chapiuan & Hall. 

Two additional volumes of lion. .lolin W. Forteseue's 
"History of the British Army." covering the period 
from lS(V2-18(>n, are announced by the Macmillan Co. 

Tlie lit'e of Ceorge Sand, the French novelist, l>y Rene 
Dumie, translated by .\lys Hallard. is to appear through 
Chapman & Hall. 

Cassell & Co., publish a small volume by .\. McKillinm. 
entitled "Makers of Ilisloiy." 

The l\racmillaii Co. have two books on India, roail> 
for publication: ••The Oates of India," by Sir Thomas 
Holdich. and •• .Vdminislrative Problems of British Iiiilia," 
by Monsieur Chailley. 

Blackwood & Co. announce, "Tho Life and Times of 
Akhnalon, Pharaoh of Egypt," by Arther E. P. Wcigall. 

An interesting story of an artist's life is to be publish- 
ed by Longmans. The artist was Mon.sieur Rodolphe 
Chri.sten, who was born in a remote valley of Switzer- 
land, but who eventually became a naturalized British 
subject and settled in the Scottish Higlilands. The book 
is by his wife. 

Lord Acton's "Lectures on the French Revolution" 
are to be brought out this month by Macmillan & Co. 

"Events of the Indian Mutiny at Ferasepore and 
Through the Seige of Delhi," being the pers<^inal memories 
of Captain Griffiths, is announced by .John Murray. 

"England Before the Conquest," a history of the 
country from the days of the Celts to the time of the 
Xoi-man Inva.sion, by Professor Oman, is lo appear from 
the publishing house of Methuen & Co. 

Williams & Xorgate announce a critical stndy of the 
life and works of Lawrence Sterne, by Walter Siehe!. 

A monograph on that interesting man, John Lyly. is 
announced by the Cambridge University Press for early 
publication. It is the work of Professor Feuillerat. 

Nature and Travel. 

"Travels in Spain," by Philip .Sanford Marden, who 
has already issued a pleading book on "Greece." is to 
come from Constable & Co. 

''Leaves from an Afghan .Scrap- B<M)k." an account of 
a residence of some length in Afghanistan, by Mr. and 
Mrs. Thornton, is announced by John Murray. 

"Travel and Sport in Turkestan." by Captain Priee 
Wood, is an imp<>sinir b....k. wiiica Chapman & Ha:! an 
to publish. 

"In the Torrid Soudan." a book of travel, by H. IJn- 
coln Tangj-e, is announced by .lohn Murray. 

Political and SociaL 

"Through Afro-America" is the title of William Arch- 
ers' study of the race problem in America. Chapman & 
Hall are to be the publishers. 

Booker T. Washington's "The Storj- of the Xegio" 
i.-i about to be issued by T. Fisher Unwin. 

-Vn important book announced by Longmans & Co. is 


lllustralioa tram "014 Burgnadi. 


"History of the Irish Parliamentary Party from 1870 to 
1890, ' ' by F. Hugh 'Donnell. 

"The Governance of Empire," a work by Major P. A. 
Silburn, D.S.O., Member of the Legislative Assembly of 
Natal, is to be published shortly by Longmans & Co. 

Professor Lees Smith is issuing through Constable & 

sociation. It is entitled "Geology in the Field," and con- 
sists of a series of articles by competent authorities on 
the various districts in England and Wales, visited by the 
association on their excursions during the last fifty years. 


Co. a book based on a series of lectures whieli ho deliver- 
ed in India on the tariff question. 

"Ancient and Modern Imperialism," an address de- 
livered by Lord Cromer before the Classical Association, 
is b( iiig issuod in book form by John Murray. 

"H^'altli Progress and Administration in the Wesr 
Indies," by Sir Robert Boyce, is on John Murray's list 
for early publication. 

"The Passing of the Shereeflan Empire," by Ellis 
Ashmead-Bartlett, is to appear through Blackwood & Co. 

Faith and Knowledge. 

"Science from an Easy Chair," a popular treatise on 
a large variety of subjects by Sir E. Ray Lankster, is 
to appear with Methuen & Co. 

T. & T. Clark are issuing the second volume of "The 
Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics" (Arthur to Bun- 
yan), which Dr. James Hastings is editing, with the as- 
sistance of one hundred and sixty-nine contributors. 

"The Conquest of Consumption," a work by Dr. 
Arthur Latham and Dr. C. H. Garland, is announced by T. 
Fisher Irwin. 


'Atlas of 

The Clarendon Press is publishing an 
Economies," by J. G. Bartholomew. 

Edward Stanford is publishing in four parts a work 
designed lo celebrate the jubilee of the Geologists' As- 

Early Announcements of Spring Lists 

Several Novels by Noted Writets to 
Appear During the Approaching 
Spring Season — Other Books. 

That there is to be a new novel by Marie Corelli this 
year is an interesting piece of information brought home 
from England, by E. W. Walker, of the Methodist Book 
& Publishing Co., who publish all her works in Canada. 
The title has not yet been announced. 

G. B. McCutcheon's contribution to the spring list will 
be a novel entitled, "The Butterily Man," which William 
Briggs will publish in Canada. 

Louis Joseph Vance, author of "The Brass Bowl," 
"The Bronze Bell," etc., will depart from his usual cus- 
tom of giving his books titles beginning with B., and 
will give us this spring a story entitled "The Fortune 
Hunter." William Briggs will issue the Canadian edi- 

McLeod & Allen will have ready early in February a 
new novel by Hallie Erminie Rives, author of "Satan 
Sanderson," which will have the title, "The Kingdom of 
Slender Swords." 

A new British Columbia story by Harold Bindloss will 
appear in February through McLeod & Allen. It will be 
entitled "Thurston of Orchard Valley." 

The Copp, Clark Co. will publish early in the year, a 
new novel by Baroness Orczy, the title of which has not 
yet been fixed upon. 

Winston Churchill's new novel is definitely announced 
by the Macmillan Co., for February publication. Its title 
will be "A Modern Chronicle," and it is a love story of 
modern life in the outwardly prosaic surroundings of the 
big cities of the twentieth century. ($1.50). 

Cassell & Co. announce a long list of fiction for spring 
publication. For February they will have, "The Rust of 
Rome," by Warwick Deeping and "The Goddess Girl," 
by Dorothea Deakin. For March, "The Girl With the Red 
Hair," by Max Pemberton, "Our Flat," by A. W. Bar- 
rett and "The Morning Star," by Rider Haggard. For 
April, "A Strong Man's Love," by Walter Wood, "The 
Road Back," by Sydney Warwick, "The Mystery of 
Barry IngTam," by Annie S. Swan, "The Brown Mask," 
by Percy Brebner. For May, "At the Call of Honor." by 
A. W. Marchmont, "Loudon and a Girl," by Alfred Gib- 
son and "Fate and the Man," by T. Hanshew. For June. 
"Freda," by Katharine Tynan. 

Yet another posthumous novel by Marion Crawford is 
In appear this season. It will be published in February 
by the Macmillan Co. with the title "The Undesirable 
Governess." ($1.50). 

Three novels announced for February publicatio:-. by 
the Macmillan Co., of Canada, are: "A Life for a Life," 
by Roger Herrick, "An Interrupted Friendship," by Mrs. 
Voynich, and "Nathan Burke," by Watts. All three will 
be published at $1.25. 


Importations by Canadian Publishers 

Books of English and American Pub- 
lishers, which will be Shown this 
Spring by Canadian Publishers. 

William Briggs has arranged for the Canadian market 
I'lir the new Memorial Edition of the works of George 
Meredith, wliieh Archibald Constable & Co. are to issue. 
The edition will e<jrnprise twenty-six or twenty-seven vol- 
umes and will contain all Meredith's writings. It will be 
sold by the set only. 

Books for boy scouts have now become quite a feature, 
and William Briggs announces that he will carry a stock 

lllusiraiion from "Flying Plover," by Theodore 'Roberu, 
II. r I'uk;.- .t Co 1 

of several titles — "Scouting for Boys," by Lt. -General 
Baden Powell, "Yarns for Boy Scouts" and "Scouting 
Games," by the same author. "Boys of the Otter Patrol.'" 
by Breton-Martin, "Things all Scouts Must Know." 
"Camping Out." by Victor Bridges, and "The Phantom 
Battleship," by Kupert Chesterton. 

Dent's Bible Dictionary, a comprehensive one-volume 
dictionary, will be carried in Canada by William Briggs. 
(.$3.50). " 

A remarkable series of reprint copyright fiction is be- 
ing imported by the Canadian branch of the Oxford Press. 
These books are published by Henry Frowde in conjunc- 
tion with Hodder & Stoughton, and are to be called the 
"Oxford Copyright Fiction Series." They are admirably 
printed, with attractive three-<'olor illustrated .jackel>. 
and include t'he most popular works of Joseph IltK'king. 
David Lyall, Ian Maclaren, J. M. Bnrrie, ,Tohn Oxenhani. 
Max Pemberton, S. R. Crockett, Anthony Hope, etc. They 
can be sold profitably at 3."i cents, and at this price are 
ronarkable value. 

An array of juveniles surpassing in interest the splen- 
did line of 190!) will bo shown this sea.<!on by Henry 
l'"rowdc. The books are published in England in con- 
junction with Hodder & Stoughton. At their head comes 
a superb edition of "Robinson Crusoe," in two cloth 
liindings and one leather binding, illustrated iu color by 


Xoel Pocock (7s. 6d. net and 10s. Cd. net). Three more 
books compiled by the inimitable Cecil Aldin follow, iheee 
are: "The Twins," a companion volume to last year's 
"Pickles," "Farm Babies," along the line of "Zoo 
Babies," and "The White Kitten Book," recalling the 
"White Puppy Book" and "Black Puppy Book." All 
three are profusely illustrated in color. "Locomotives 
of the World," by J. R. Howdcn, is an interesting and 
instructive book. Other strong titles are "The Bird 
Book," "Ballads of Famous Fight.s," and "Sheaves of 
Gold." There is also an admirable series of six-penny 
juveniles with color frontispiece, including such popular 
titles as "Robinson Crusoe," "Tales from Shakespeare." 
"Coral Island," "Little Women," "And«rsen's Fairy 
Tales," etc. 

Henry P'rowde supplies "The People's Budget," by 
Rt. Hon. David Lloyd-George, published in England by 
Hodder & Stoughton. (30 cents). 

Maemillan's Library of Foreign Travel is being made 
up by the Macraillan Co. It will include such books as 
Sven Heden "s "Trans-Himalaya," CoL Patterson's "In 
the Grip of the Xyika," etc. 

The Macmillan Co. of Canada are importing a series 
of recent copyright novels in decorated cloth bindings, 
which they call Maemillan's Dollar Library. Among the 
titles received are: "White Fang," by Jack London. 
"Antonio,"' by Ernest Oldmeadow, "A I-ady of Rome." 
by Marion Crawford, "Sebastian" by Frank Danby, "The 
Heart of a Gypsy," by Rosamond Napier. "Chateaa 
Royal," by J. H. Yoxall, "Spies of the Kaiser," by 
William Le Queux, etc. 

A cheap edition of Sven Hedin's splendid book of 
travel, "Trans- Himalaya." will be issued in February by 
the Macmillan Co. of Canada. It will come in two vol- 
umes, at $2.50. 

"Games for the Playground, Home. School and Gym- 
nasium," by Jessie H. Bancroft, containing a collection 
01 400 games, is announced by the Macmillan Co. (Cloth. 
$1.50 net). 

The Macmillan Co. oflfer this month "A Book of 
Operas, Their Histories. Their Plots and Their Masie." 
by Henry Edward Krehbiel. ($1.75 net). 

"The People's Law or Popular Participation in Law 
Making." by Charles Sumner I^obingier. Ph.D.. is an im- 
portant compendium published bv iti.> Ar^-^millan C". 
($4.00 net). 

The Macmillan Co. will bring out ' ■ - 

World in Picture," containing s;or^ - _ 

illusi rated by pictures of life in far-away and nnknown 
lands. (.$1.00 net). 

The An o( ihc BrlfiM Calltrira. 
lU C rH* * 0> I 

The Canadian Monthly List of Books for December 

Containing a Record of Books Published in Canada, 
Books by Canadian Authors and Books About 
Canada Issued During the Month of December. 

**Allison, W. T. The Amber Army and Other Poems. 

Toronto : Briggs. 85 pages, oi^sS inches. Cloth, $1.()0. 
Bancroft, Jessie H. Gaines for the Playground, Home, 

School and Gymnasium. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, 

$1.50 net. 
Blackwood, A. The Education of Uncle Paul. Toronto: 

MaemiUan. Clol'h, $1.25. 
Browne, Edith A. Greece. Peeps at Many Lands Series. 

Illustrated. Toronto. JIacmillan. 50 cents net. 
Buckley, Arabella B. Wild Life in Woods and Fields. 

Toronto: McClelland & Goodchild. Limp cloth. 15 cents. 
By Pond and River. Toronto: McClelland & 

Goodchild. Limp cloth, 15 cents. 
^Plant Life in Field and Garden. Toronto: Mc- 
Clelland & Goodchild. Limp cloth, 15 cents. 
Birds of the Air. Toronto: McClelland & Good- 

child. Limp eloth. 15 cents. 
Trees and Shrubs. Toronto: MeClellaud & 

Goodchild. Limp cloth, 15 cents. 
Insect Life. Toronto: McClelland & Goodchild. 

Limp cloth, 15 cents. 

Cambridge Modern History. Planned by the late Lord 
Acton, LL.D. Vol. VI. The Eighteenth Century. To- 
ronto: Macmillan. Cloth, $4.00 net. 

**Canadiaii Almanac, 1910. Edited by Arnold Thomas. 
Toronto: Copp, Clark. 49G pages, 6x9 inches. Cloth, 
75 cents; paper, 50 cents. 

Church, A. J. Stories of King Arthur. Toronto: Mc- 
Clelhmd & Goodchild. Limp clot'h, 15 cents. 

Stories from Ancient Greece. Toronto: Mc- 
Clelland & Goodchild. Limp cloth, 15 cents. 

Stories from Ancient Rome. Toronto. McClel- 

land & Goodchild. Limp cloth, 15 cents. 

Conyngton, M. How to Help: A Manual of Practical 
Charity. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, $1.50 net. 

-"'Cumberland, F. Barlow. History of the Union Jack 
and Flags of the Empire: Their Origin, Proportions 
and Meanings as Tracing the Constitutional Develop- 
ment of the British Realm and with References to Other 
National Ensigns. Third edition, new and enlarged, 
with index. 69 illustrations and 9 colored plates. To- 
ronto: William Briggs. 320 pages, 51/2x7% indies. 
Cloth, $1.50 net. 

De Morgan, William. It Never Can Happen Again. To- 
ronto: Henry Frowde. 2 volumes. Cloth, $1.75. 

English Men of Letters. New Pocket Edition. Sterne, 
Thackeray, Wordsworth. Toronto: Maemillan. Each 
25 cents net. 

Emerson, F. U. Manual of Physical Geography. To- 
r. nl. I : Macmillan. Cloth, $1.40. 

Gale, Zona. Friendship Village Love Stories. Toronto: 
Macinilhin. Cloth. .'i;1.25. 

Gwynn, Stephen. Robert Emmet (An Historical Ro- 
Hiani-c). Toronto: Maemillan. Cloth, $1.25. 

Hedin, Sven. Trans-Himalaya (Discoveries and Adven- 
tures in Tibet). 2 volumes. Toronto: Maemillan. Cloth. 
$7.50 net. 

**Herrington, W. S. Martyrs of New France. Toronto. 
William Briggs. 159 pages, 51/4x71/2 inches. Cloth. 60 
cents net. 

Housman, Lawrence. Stories from the Arabian Nights. 50 
plates in color, by Edmund Dulac. Toronto: Musson. 
Boxed, .$5.00. 

Krehbiel, Henry E. A Book of Operas. Toronto: Mae- 
millan. Cloth, $1.75 net. 

Lobingier, Chas. S. The People's Law. Toronto: Mac- 
millan. Cloth, $4.00 net. 

Lowell, Percival. The Evolution of Worlds. Toronto: 
Mnc-nnllan. Cloth, $2.50 net. 

Lyon and Fippin. Principles of Soil Management. Rural 
Scit-nce Scries. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, $1.75 net. 

**McClung, Rev. J. A. In Dixie and Manitoba: A true, 
story of real life. Second Edition (Originally published 
as being by Rev. J. A. Murray), 5x7i/2 inches, 13 pages, 
paper covers. Toronto: Briggs. 15 cents. 

Mclsaac, Isabel. Bacteriology for Nurses. Toronto : Mae- 
millan. Cloth, $1.25 net. 

Machray, Robert. Life of Robert Maohray, D.D., LL.D., 
1 I.C.I,.. .Vrclibishop of Rupert's Land, Primate of all 
Canada. Prelate of the Order of St. Michael and St. 
George. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, $5 net. 

Mackaye, Percy. Poems. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, 
.+1.25 net. 

**Mackeracher, W. M. Jean Bateese at the Carnival. 
Toronto: Briggs. 16 pages, 51/1x71/2 inches. Paper 
cover, 35 cents. 

**Memoirs of the Late Sandy Stewart. By a Friend of 
His Youth. Toronto: Briggs. Published privately. 49 
pages, 5x71/2 inches. Paper cover. 

Nesbit, E. Harding's Luck. Toronto: Henry Frowde. 
Cloth. .$1.25. 

Patterson, Lt.-Col. J. H. In the Grip of the Nyika. To- 
ronto: :\raemillan. Cloth, $2 net. 

Peabody, Francis G. The Approach of the Social Ques- 
lii.n. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, $1.25 net. 

Ramsay, Dean. Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Char- 
acter. Latest edition, containing author's final addi- 
tions and corrections. 16 illustrations in color by Henry 
W. Kerr, Toronto: Musscn. $1.50. 
Shakespeare, William. Merchant of Venice. 36 plates 
in color by Sir James D. Linton, R.I. Toronto: Mus- 
s( n. Boxed, $3.50. ^ 
Smith, Gipsy. The Lost Christ. Toronto: Henry Frowde. 

Paper. 30 cents. 
*'=Thompson, G. B. The Kulturkampf. Toronto: Mac- 
millan. VII.+141 pages. Cloth. $1.25 net. 

The Macmillan Co. of Canada are bringing together 
a number of their old and new books about Canada, and 
making up a Library of Canadian Travel. So far this 
lilirary will consist of Dr. Grenfell's "Labrador." Miss 
Higginson 's "Alaska," Outram's "In the Heart of the 
Canadian Rockies." General Sir W. Butler's "The Wild 
North Land" and "The Great Lone Land." "The North- 
west Passage by Land," by Viscount Milton and Dr. 
Choadle, "Vancouver's Discovery of Puget Sound." ^y 
Edniond S. Meany, "The Western Averuus. "' by !Morley 
Roberts, and the new "Life of Archbishop Machray." 






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Copyrights Recorded in December 

A List of Books Entered During the 
Month at the Copyright Branch of the 
Department of Agriculture, Ottawa. 

21047. McAlpiiie's I'rince Edward Island Directory, 
1909. McAlpine Publishing Company, Limited, Halifax, 
25(11 Xovember. 

210.52. Illustrated Chart of Canadian History. By 
John C. S.iul, JI.A. United Editors Limited, Toronto, 26tii 

21655. The Broken Trail. Pages from a Pastor's 

Experience in Western Canada. By George W. Kerby, 

R.A. (Book.) George W. Kerby, Calgary, Alberta, 27th 


^ 21077. The Canadian Men and Women of the Time. 

j Part One. Illustrated with Portraits. Second Edition. 

/ Edited by Henry James Morgan, LL.D., D.C.L., F.R.S.C. 

[ (Book.) Albert Henry Proctor Morgan, New Liskeard, 

Ont., 1st December. 

21G78. A History of Simcoe County. By Andrew F. 
Hunter. In Two Volumes. Andrew F. Hunter, Barrie. 
1st December. 

21679. The Kulturkampf. An Essay. By Gordon 
Boyce Thompson. M.A. With a Prefatory Note by Georee 
M. Wronu:. Af.A. (Book.) The ^Licinillan Company of 
Canada, Limited. Toronto, 2nd December. 

21685. Canadian Patent Office Practice. By W. J. 
Lynch, Chief Clerk of the Canadian Patent Office.' (Book.) 
AVilliam Joseph Lynch, Ottawa, 3rd December. 

21092. History of the Union Jack and Flags of the 
Empire. By Barlow Cumberland, M.A. Third Edition. 
(Book.) Barlow Cumberland. Port Hope, 7th December. 

21700. Stories from Prairie and Mountain. By 
■Margaret Beniister. (Book.) The Copp, Clark Company, 
Limited, Toronto, 9th December. 

21704. Verse from a Western Isle. By Frederic 
Piiilips. (Book.) Frederic Philips, Ganges. British Col- 
umbia, 9th December. 

21715. Turn Wellandward. (Book.) Louis Blake 
. Dutr, Welland, Ont., 13th December. 

21716. History of New Brunswick. By .lames Han- 
MrtV. D.C.L. Volumes I and IL James Hannay, Oak 
I'oiiit, Out., 13th December. 

21731. A Funny Mouse Trap and Otlior K'bymos. By 
Mary Whiting Bullis. (Booklet.) Mary Whiting Bullis, 
F.nicisoii iManitoba, IGtli December. 

21732. Ontario High School Laboratory Manual in 
Cheinislry. By Kllis and ^facClemenl. (Book.) The 
Macmillan Coiniiaiiy of Canada, Limited, Toronto, lOlh 

21733. Oiitari.i High School Chemistry. By Ellis and 
WacClement. Pupils' Text Book.) The Jfacraillan Cora- 
|)aiiy of Canada, Limited, Toronto. 16lh December. 

21740. Choix de Chansons. (Livre.) C. B. Perreaidt, 
Montreal, 20(li December. 

21747. The Martyrs of New France. By W. S. Ihr- 
rington. (Book.) W. S. Hcrrington, Napanee Ont.. 20(h 

21750. Cassehnan Consolidated Business Accounting 
System. (Book.1 Chester Casselman, Cliesterville, Ont., 
22nd December. 

21757. English Accentuation. By Hev. F. T. Bavre, 
C.S.C. (Livre.) T. Theopliiie Barre, C.S.C. Siunt-Launnt, 
Que, 22nd December 

21763, A Gazetteer of British Columbia. (Book.) 


Provincial Publishing Company, Vancouver, British Col- 
umbia, 22nd December. 

21764. An Introductory English Grammer. By S. E. 
Lang, Winnipeg. The Copp, Clark Company, Limited. 
Toronto, 22nd December. 

21765. Le Roi des Tenebres. Grand Drame. Par 
Arthur Tremblay et J. E. Corrivean. (Livre.) Arthur 
Tremblay et J. Eugene Corriveau, Quebec, Que., 22nd 

21767. Historic Prince Edward. By Maude Ben.son. j 
(Temporary Copyright.) (Book.) Mrs. Maude Benson. \ 
I'icton, 23rd December. • 

21768. The Township of Sandwich. Past and Present. I 
By Frederick Ncal. Illustrated. (Book.) Frederick . 
Neal, Sandwich, Ont., 23rd December. 

21777. The Canadian Almanae. 1910. (Book.) Thf 
Copp, Clark Company. Limited, Toronto, 27th December. 

21778. Prairie Patchwork; or, Western Poems for 
Western People. By Cecil E. Selwyn. Hlastrated bv 
Kyal W. Hathway. (Book.) Cecil Edward Selwyn, Win- 
nipeg, 27lh December. 



Once again, and tliis lime for the si.xty- 
Canadian Almanac makes its appear.inoo 
lained such proportions, it covers - 
information is so complete, that i 

able to its regular subscribers, and lavalaahle to any one 
desirous of getting facts and figures about Canada. There 
is hardly a phase of life which is not touehed on. The 
Governments of the Dominion and the : 
names of officials, the clergy of all 

barristei-s and solicitors, the county and townsnip ..l- 
ficers, the militia list, post offices, newspapers, books, etc.. 
etc. With every copy of the 1910 issue is supplied a 
large map of the Nipissing district. (Copp. Clark Co. 50 

!■ .IT- 

Anthony Parlridso, author ol --Tlic K.: . 
Earth," has written another romance entitled 
by,'' wliich the Mus.scn Book Co. publish on or :i 
nary 12. It has London as its scene. Its h< ! 
street singer, Christine, who comes to London, acrom- 
panied by Ambrose Drake, a hnnehback. with a r ■ ' 

a monkey. The fortunes of these two are strar. 
ed with those of an English statesman, who in 
led a wild and criminal career in Paris, as the 
a band of thieves and gamblers. Hero is matrnal for a 
thrilling tale. (Cloth. .$1.25). 

••The Up tirade. " a storj- by a new author. Wilder 
GoiHlwin, will be published by the Mr.- '' ' " 
January 12. It is a strong stor>- .>f th. 
I'or its theme a man's r 
failure. Stephen I^^ring. ^ 
vantaso of birth, education and friends, is started on the 

up grade by his love for the daughter -•" '• r of 

the San Qucntin mines, and how he fir w«y 

l> the lop, is related in a succession of druiudiio UAidenls. 

W illiam Briijgs announces five novc's for J.iDiiary pob- 
liialinn. They are Bamness t>rriy's stor>\ ••T^ V • 
of the Sparrowhawk." ••In the Shade." by A 
Hawtn-y. '"Mary up at i' ' " bv S. C. N 

••The Man Outside," by W Mariyn and • 

by G. Frederick Turner. 


Best Sellers During December 

Reports from the Leading Centres of Trade 
in Canada, witfi a Summary Showing 
the Most Popular Books of the Month. 


1 Attic Guest. R. E. Kuowles. Westminster. 

2 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. "Westminster. 

3 Silver Horde. Res. Beach. Harper. 

4 Inner Shrine. Anonymous. Mussen. 

5 New North. A. D. Camern. Mussen. 

G Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 Attic Guest. R. C. Knowles. Westminster. 

3 Truxton King. G. B. McCutcheon, Briggs. 

4 Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Rage. 

5 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

6 Ballads of a Oheeehako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 Northern Lights. Gilbert Parker. Copp. 

3 Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Brigg-s. 

4 Broken Trail. R. W. Kerby. Briggs. 

5 New North. A. D. Cameron. Appleton. 

6 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 Calling of Dan Matthews. H. B. Wrigiht. McLeod. 

3 Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Westminster. 

4 John Marvel. T. N. Page. Copp. 

5 Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

6 Songs of a Sourdough. R. W. Service. Briggs. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Westminster. 

3 When a Man Marries. Rinebart. McLeod. 

4 Actions and Reactions. Rudyard Kipling. Macmillan. 

5 Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. 

6 It Never Can Happen Again. Wm. De Morgan. 



1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 'Calling of Dan Matthews. H. B. Wrigbt. McLeod. 

3 Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 

4 Old Rose and Silver. Myrtle Reed. Putnam. 

5 Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Westminster. 

6 John Marvel, Assistant. T. N. Page. Copp. 


1 Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

2 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

3 Songs of a Sourdoug'h. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

4 Truxton King. G. B. McCutoheon. Briggs. 
rt Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Westminster. 

(i Danger Mark. R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

3 Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

4 Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 

5 It Can Never Happen Again. Wm. De Morgan. 


6 John Marvel, Assistant. T. N. Page. Copp. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 Stradella. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 

3 Northern Lights. 'Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. 

4 Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 

5 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

6 Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Westminster. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

3 Old Rose and Silver. Myrtle Reed. Putnam. 

4 Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. 

5 Goose Girl. Harold MaeGrath. Westminster. 

G Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

Port Arthur. 

1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

3 Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 

4 Ballads of -a Cheeohako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

5 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
G Round the Fire iStones. Conan Doyle. Copp. 


1 Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

2 Foreigner. Ralp'h Connor. Westminster. 

3 Bridge Builders. A. C. Ray. Mussen. 

4 Little Sister Snow. Frances Little. Mussen. 

.3 Going Down From Jerusalem. Norman Duncan. 

6 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

St. John, N.B. 

1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

3 Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

4 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

5 'Songs of a Sourdoug'h. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

6 Old Rose and Silver. Myrtle Reed. Putnam. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

3 Truxton King. G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 

4 Little Sister Snow. Frances Little. Mussen. 

5 Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. 

6 Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 


1 Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

2 New North. A. D. Cameron. Briggs. 

3 Bella Donna. R. Hichins. Copp. 

4 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

5 Cardillac. Robert Barr. McLeod. 

6 Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

3 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

4 Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
.') Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. 

G Suitable Child. Norman Duncan. Frowde. 

Canadian Summary. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor 150 

2 Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles 99 

3 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery 44 

4 Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Servjee 44 

.") Northern Lights. Gilbert Parker 44 

G Silver Horde. Rex Beac'h 33 


Conducting a Circulating Library 

A Librarian Tells Some of Her 
Experiences and How She Has 
Solved Some of the Problems 
That Have Confronted Her 

By Mrs. Marvin, Before the American Booksellers' Association 

Let him who thinks liie duties of the librarian are 
simply to stamp and hand books across the desk pause, 
ere he chooses this for a profession. She must know her 
books and study her people, makings them feel she takes 
a personal interest in ihem and the books they read. 

Only the librarian knows too well the problems are 
many which confront her. If she has solved the greatest 
problem of all, how to keep her temper amid the many 
trials and provocations of the day, she has gained a vic- 
tory not to be lightly esteemed. 

It was nearly three years ago I sent out my first lib- 
rary book, explaining to the people the books were loan- 
ed for two cents a day, no deposit ref|uired, the rental 
the be paid when the book was returned. I was asked, 
of course, how we dared take the risk. I answered, "We 
trust in the honor of the New Haven people." It is to 
their credit, I can say, only in a few cases has the trust 
been misplaced. 

Keeping Records. 

We tried many methods for keeping our records, but 
they were cumbersome and not suited for rapid work. 
It was a happy day when the firm consented to buy me a 
card filing cabinet. This, I think, is the quickest and 
most accurate system for librarj' use. Our books are 
catalogued by author, each ■with their own number, and 
easily found on the shelves. They are neatly covered 
with a paped cover; this is removed when the book is 
returned and replaced with a fresh one. It means work, 
but the clean appearance of our books p.iys for the ex- 
tra trouble. 

The library had only been running a short time when 
we were besieged to reserve books. This we decided 
would only lead to dissatisfaction in the end. We have, 
therefore, adhtred strictly to the rule, "No books re- 
served." To this fact I attribute in a great measure our 
success. Every one, no matter what his station in lif>\ 
has the same opportunity to obtain the new hooks. I 
have been offered money, candy, flowers, etc., to break the 
rule, but our absolute refusal to do so, I feel sure, has 
been of no loss to us, rather a gain. 

Shall we deliver books? This we debated for some 
time, finally deciding it would be a saving of both time 
and money to refuse this request also. We are sincerely 
thankful we kept out of tliis pitfall. It would have taken 
one person's time the entire day to wrap, address books 
and receive telephone orders. 

The Over-time Problem. 

What to do about books that are not returned 
promptly soon became a. problem that needed careful 
consideration. How to approach the delinquent and yet 
not offend. If the book has been out for thre<> weeks we 
send a postal card with this formula printed on it; "Wo 

beg to remind you that a copy of • which you 

took out on has not yet been returned." This 

in most cases has proved sufficient, still in all folds there 
are some black sheep. Tf after three notices have horr 

sent the book has not been brought back, we put it in 
the handc of our collector. That his pathway is not 
strewn with roses he could tell you better than L 

Some of the excuses g^ven why the books have not 
been returned are unique, to say the least. Our store 
was closed Washington's birthday. About three weeks 
afterward a book was brought in by a young lady, who 
said, "I tried to return this book on Washington's birth- 
day, but could not get in the store. Must I pay the ex- 
tra finet" When I called her attention to the fact that 
quite a time had elapsed since the 22nd of February and 
the 1.5th of March, she still could not see why she was 
expected to pay the full amount. Another patron, after 
keeping out a book for over a month, returned it with 
this excuse: "I went to New York jpst after I took oat 
this book, the maid put it in the bookcase, and I sap- 
posed it had been returned, until I received yonr notice 
this morning. You surely do not intend to charge me k 
month 's dues. ' ' The fact that had the book been retiimea 
promptly, it would have been paying for itself, does not 
seem to occur to them. 

Is a Catalogue Advisable? 

The "pros and cons" of a catalogue were diseossed 
at length. The library grew to such an extent it seemed 
wise to publish one. We do not regret the expense. 
Books that have been standing on our shelves for montlis 
have taken a new lease of life, many people saying. 
•'I did not know you had that book in the library until 
I saw it in your catalogue." 

How many copies of the popular books to put in the 
library each librarian must judge for herself. It depends 
upon the demand and the number of patrons. We put 
in from ten to thi;-ty copies, these more than pay for 

As tbe books in the library became soiled ard the de- 
mand for others dropped off the question arose what to 
do with them. We clean these and put then on sale for 
25 cents a copy. We are always able to sell them, peo- 
ple coming in every day to see what I have on hand. 
Many libraries throushouf the slate buy these books in 
large quantities. So until the last our library book bringt 
in an income. 

In my opinion the circulating library, wh. -v 

managed, is a paying adjunct to any booksto- S- 

lie library does not put in a lanre «upp!v .if d 

it is new fiction the public taste craves. Th:- he 

circulating library fills at a small expense. Our experience 
has been that the profits from the library f.>ir exceed the 
profits from the sale of books. Whether the sale of 
fiction has decreased since the library " hare 

not decided. This fact I do know— m. ^ have 

been read from the library and afterwards ei>pies boaekt 
to keep or srive fo friends 

Do Libraries Stimulate Trade? 
Hits trade in other parts of the store been stimnlated 
since opctjing the library? This is a point on rtich 



we differ. I can only speak from a personal standpoint. 
I do know people have come into the store since the 
library was established who never entered it before. Many 
of them stop to buy things from departments near the 
library; there my point of view ends. 

For fear I ride my hobby too long and so become tire- 
some, I will relate a few amusing incidents that have 
come under my notice. 

One Saturday night a young lady rushed in and 
breathlessly asked if I had a Scuttle in the library. I 
■went to the shelf, took down the "Shuttle," stamped 
and gave it to her. I have often wondered if she ever 
awoke to her mistake. A few minutes afterwards a 
girl came in and asked for "Jim Crow's Daughter." This 
was too much for my assistants, they started to laugh; so 
when I handed her "The Daughter of Anderson Crow" 
she quickly saw her mistake and laugtied with us. But 
best of all was the request for "The Splinter's Farm"; 
just for a second I hesitated, then realized the "Spin- 
ster's Farm" was wanted. In recommending one of Do 
Morgan's books one day I said: "Some people compare 
him to Dickens." The person asked: "Has Dickens 
written anything new lately?" And this the 20th cen- 

Thus goes the day's work, much that annoys mingled 
with much that amuses, and I am glad to say the bright 
spots far outnumber the dark ones. 


The Canadian publishers of "'Seymour Charlton," hy 
W. B. Maxwell, (The Copp, Clark Co.), intend to start 
a special campaign to introduce this book more intimately 
to the attention of Canadian readei-s. The novel is un- 
doubtedly one of the most important of the day. It has 
been highly praised by the most discriminating critics and 
has had a great reception in England. Now that the pub- 
lic are having a little leisure to pick out novels worth 
while, from the avalanche of last fall, this book will un- 
doubtedly come to its own. 


The Daily Mail, of London, recently contained an ad- 
vertisement of the London house of the L. E. Waterman 
Co. There was a noticeable list of users of Waterman's 
Ideal fountain pens, as follows. His Majesty the King of 
England, His Majesty the King of Italy, His Majesty the 
King of Spain, His Majesty the King of Greece, Her 
Majestj' the Queen of Greece, and the President of the 
United States. 


A new firm, composed of William J. Barse and John H. 
Hopkins, to be known as Barse & Hopkins, has been es- 
tablished at 296 Broadway, New York. They have pur- 
chased the entire publishing business of Brewer, Barse 
& Co., Chicago. It is the purpose of the firm to carry on 
a general publishing business along original and popular 

'J. M. Dent & Co., London, have been turned into a 
private company, under the title of J. M. Dent & Sons, 
Ltd. J. M. Dent, as chairman of directors, will continue 
to guide the policy of the business, while Hugh Railton 
Dent becomes manag-ing director. 

On December 10 the centenary of the establishment of 
the tirm of Blackie & Sons, Limited, was celebrated 'by a 
complimentary soiree and concert, given by the employes 
in the citj- hall, Glasgow. 

lUustrttion from "Seymour Charlton" by W. B. Maxwell. 
(Copp, Cliirk Co,) 


G. P. Minaker, publisher of the Gladstone (Man.) Age, 
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style of F. S. Thomas & Co. 

The partnership heretofore subsisting between Alvin 
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Company, Pembroke, has 'been dissolved. Alvin Grigg will 
continue the business under the old name. 

W. B. W. Armstrong, Parry Sound, has sold his book 
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Literary Essays. 

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Holmes : 


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Bret Harte : 


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"Luck of Roaring Camp." 

Browning : 


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Mark Twain : 

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"Tom Sawyer." 

Bunyan's "Pilgram's Progress." 

Euripides (Murray's translation.) "Hippolytus.' 

The Federalist. 


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"Guy Mannering." 


"Rob Roy." 


Cooper : 


"Two Admirals." 


Percy's Reliques. 


"Vanity Fair" and "TunJ.'nuis' 

Dickens : 

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Condemned by Several Members of the Senate as Inadeiiuate 
to the Needs o( the Countr)'- 



Gossip of the Month 

To be the subject of a press despatch is an honor 
which rarely befalls a literary man. If we were to mea- 
sure an author's greatness thereby, few indeed would 
measure up to the standard. Yet a youthful professor at 
Harvard, William Bennett Munro, was last month made 
the subject of a despatch, which appeared in several Can- 
adian newspapers. The announcement that he had writ- 
ten an important volume on "The Government of Amer- 
ican Cities," was thought to be of sufficient interest, to 
make it worth while stating that he was a Canadian. 
Professor Munro has had a distinguished academic career 
and has already written several books. He was born in 
Almonte in 1875 and is still attached to the place of his 
birth, for he has a summer home there, where he manages 
to spend a pleasant month or so in each year's vacation 
period. His education was secured at the Almonte High 
School and Queen's University, where he graduated in 
1896. He pursued post graduate studies at the University 
of Edinburgh, Harvard University and the University of 
Berlin and is now Assistant Professor of Government in 
Harvard. His first book "The Seigniorial System in Can- 
ada," appeared in 1907. The following year he issued 
through the Champla'n Society, "Documents relating to 
'-'eigniorial Tenure." "The Government of European 
Cities" appeared last year and was highly commended by 
the critics, and this year will see the publication through 
the Macmillan Co., of his new book on "The Government 
of American Cities." 

In the minds of some radicals the Senate of Canada 
may be a useless appendix to the governmental organism, 
but if the wrath of the Senators at the congested con- 
dition of the Parliamentary Library is going to work re- 
forms in that quarter, then we can forgive them a great 
deal. For Canada, as a young nation, should never forget 
the importance of building well to-day the lower courses 
of the national fabric. The careful preservation of her 
literary products is a great work, .just as important in 
its way, as the careful building of her railways, canals 
and other public works. The Parliamentary Library 
should be all that the name implies— a well-equipped and 
Commodious store-house for the preservation of the na- 


tion's books. Any agitation which will lead the Govern- 
ment to deflect a few thousand dollars from useless pub- 
lic works to invaluable improvements in the library should 
be welcomed and supported. 

* * * 

It is altogether likely that the near future will wit- 
ness the holding of a conference of colonial represent- 
atives for the discussion of copyright in the Empire. 
Proposals for such a conference have been made and we 
understand that the Canadian Government have at pre- 
sent under consideration the choice of representatives for 
this country. This projected conference is the outcome of 
the last International Convention held in 1908 at Berlin. 
Following its meeting, the British Government, through 
the President of the Board of Trade, appointed a com- 
mittee to consider British copyright in all its phases and 
to bring in recommendations, which might be used in 
placing the British copyright in harmony with, the Berlin 
convention. This committee in presenting their report a 
few weeks ago referred particularly to the colonies and 
expressed the hope that they would fall into line with 
Great Britain, so that, as far as possible, there should 
l)e one law throughout the Empire. Whether or no, such 
a desirable end can be reached is doubtful but the confer- 
ence will show the attitude of the various overseas domi- 
nions towards the copyright question and may result in 
clearing up some of the difficulties which surround it. 
^ ^ A 

Statistics, when presented in the proper comparative 
form, usually awaken interest and sometimes even prove 
fascinating. The figures of book production in the old 
country, which the Publisher's Circular compiles so assi- 
duously at the turn of the year, are a case in point. The 
bookman is naturally curious to know if literary people 
are as prolific writers of books as they used to be ; 
whether the theologians are maintaining their place in the 
ranks ; how the poets are prospering. To all of these 
questions, the Circular's statistics give a substantial and 
accurate reply. Yes, 1909 was a splendid year. For the 
first time in the history of the English book trade, the 
total production has exceeded 10,000, the actual figures 
being 10,725. This is an increase of 904 volumes over 
1908. Fiction, of course leads, with a total of 2,881 
books ; arts and sciences take second place with a record 

Author of "The Amber Army and Olher Poems." (Briggs.) 


British Columbia's Indefatlgible Historian. 

i)[ 1,201 lilies ; religion and pliilosophy follow vvilh 1,022 
titles ; then come history and biography, 'M-i ; political 
and social economy, 752 ; educational, 029 ; etc The 
largest increase over 1908 was in books of religion and 
philosophy, which were 100 ahead ; fiction gained 93 ; po- 
litical and social, «1 ; history and biography 53. The 
most notable decrease was in Uie department of poetry, 

which declined 91. 

* * * 

It is rather astonishing to learn that Canada's pur- 
chases of books from the United States now total over 
three million dollars per annum. In other words Can- 
ada's English-speaking and literate population spends 
nearly one dollar apiece on American books each year. 
Another interesting feature of this international book 
trade is the announcement tliat of the total exportation 
of books from the I'nited States, the Dominion absorbs 
forty-live per cent., or nearly half. All of which goes to 
demonstrate that this Canada of ours is one of the great- 
est book-buying countries in the world in proportion to 

rian of the Carnegie Library, Ottawa, contributes to the 
New York Nation, he the opinion that in ima- 
ginative literature the year's record was far from remark- 
able. Such a statement sets one thinking. Is it true af- 
ter all ? Are we Canadians boasting of a literary output 
which, when we view it dispassionately, is lacking sadly 
in the attributes of greatness ? To concede this, to our 
mind would mean a pretty general condemnation of liter- 
ary work in this country. If 1909 was a weak year, then 
1908 was even weaker, and it is doubtful when we have 
ever had a more noteworthv vear. 

Canadian letters have lost a prominent Tigure in the 
person of Ur. James Hannay, of St. John, X.B., who ha.s 
contributed so many excellent volumes to the list of Can- 
adian books. His work was not of a spectacular nature 
but it was well worth while and future historians will 
fmd a wealth of valuable material preserved in his va- 
rious historical writings. It was his "Histor>- of the 
War of 1812," which appeared serially in the Canadian 
Magazine some years ago, that first attracted general at- 
tention to him and he has since given us the life of Sir 
Leonard Tilley, and just prior to his death, a two-volumt 
history of his native province. 

It is a pleasant relief to find at least one Canadian 
newspaper breakinjsr away from the habit of condueting 
popularity and guessing contests in its columns and estab- 
lishing a competition really worth whi!e. The Sherbrooke 
Daily Record, the leading newspaper in the Eastern Town- 
.-^hips, has inaugurated an historical story contest, in con- 
nection with the eentennial eelebration nf the settlement 
of the Townships. This contest is divided into two sec- 
tions, one open to nil excepting students and the other 
confined to students attending local schools, and prijses 
of books, ranging from sets of Dickens and Parkman down 
to subscriptions to Canadian magazines are offered. The 
idea has been warmly commended and should serve to 
bring out much latent literary talent. 

Have we any Canadian literary fakers ? Perhaps some 
of our learned liihliograplicrs may be able to post us in 
this matter. It is by no means inconceivable, that there 
are books of history, travel and description on the shelves 
of our libraries, wliich are impostures, cither exposed al- 
ready or destined to be exposed in process of time. Such 
a thought has been suggested by the New York Evening 
Post's list of fakers' writings, from the spurious pro- 
ducts of Annius down to the books written by Dr. Cook, 
the discredited polar explorer. Librarians apparently 
rather relish these books and, instead of casting them 
forth as unwortln of a place among respectable tomes, 
they make them welcome, and, as in the case of the Bos- 
ton Public Library, even set apart a place for their ac- 
commodation. One cannot help admiring the efTrontery 
ot these writers, their nerve and above all the remarkable 
ability, which enables them to write so learnedly and ap- 
parently accurately of things they have never seen. 

In the admirable 
adian l)Ooks of 1909, 

and concise summary of the Can- 
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Will the West Have a Distinctive Literature of its Own> 

A Pertinent Query Answered in the Affirmative by a Wes- 
tern Writer Who Sees a Wealth of Material all About Him. 



Who has pictured the rough pioneer 

life of the West in a nuinber 

of tiovels. 

Nellie MoClung, Agnes 

Will the west have a dis- 
tinctive literature of its 
own ? In view of the frank 
materialism of the west, of 
the absorption of the coun- 
try in the development of 
its resources and of the gen- 
eral lack of culture natural 
to a new country, the ques- 
tioo seems premature if not 

However, the west in the 
past few years has produced 
sufficient writers who ' have 
made an impress on the 
literary world to make the 
query a very pertinent one. 
Some of the greatest Cana- 
dian successes of recent 
years have been by western 
authors on western subjects. 
To mention a few of them 
there is Ralph Connor, Mrs. 
Dean Cameron, Agnes l^aut, 
Robert Service and R. J. C. Stead. 

If ever these was a country to inspire the r.ovulist 
or the poet it is Western Canada. Superlatives tome 
naturally to a westerner. They take the place of garden 
variety adjectives. Much as one might want to avoid 
them he must of necessity turn to them to describe the 
west's literay mine which is still practically undeveloped. 
It is an inexhaustible field and a territory which has 
been as little scratched over by the pen as by the plough- 

There are several distinct fields for the novelist, au- 
thor and poet, each of them furnishing the widest var- 
iety of romance. There is the redman of the west. Their 
legends, their wars, their loves, their hates and their 
gradual, but stubborn retreat before the advance of civ- 
ilization, form an endless mass of material. Then in the 
west's hinterland is to be found— the only place on the 
continent— the Indian, a pagan savage, with all his cus- 
toms and his habits as before the advent of the white. 

Then there is another 
source. The story of the 
early western discoverers is 
as romantic, as thrilling and 
as adventuresome as any 
history can furnish. The 
lives of La Verandyre, Mc- 
Kenzie, Sir .Tames Douglas, 
Frascr, Thompson and 
dozens of other intrepid ex- 
plorers, would furnish the 
plots for innumerable tales. 
The richest western field 
of all is probably the re- 
cords of the Hudson Bay 
("o. Its history is the most 
romantic of any corporation 
the world has ever known. 


The stories of its sturdy Scotch factors and trappers in 
their fight with nature, with Indians and with white 
foes is so .thrilling as to be almost unreal. 

The history of the Mounted Police furnishes also 
fruitful material for the west's great novelist when he 
arrives. The courage and the spirit of this handful of 
men, the pick of the world's wanderers, who have kept 
law and order in an empire, form the basis of thrilling 
tales of audacious pluck and stirring adventure. The 
tales which have been written so far about the Mounted 
Police have been by men who have gleaned their infor- 
mation from the station platforms of Regina and Cal- 
gary and got their color from a hurried view of the 
force on parade. 

Then the early settlement of Manitoba furnishes an- 
other rich field. The dream of Lord Selkirk, an optimis- 
tic idealist— the formation of a British colony on the 

Poet of the Plains 

A western story-leller who has won high praise for her work. 

Banks of the Red river— was a most daring and perilous 
undertaving. The struggles of the early Scotch Kildonan 
settlers is a tale of absorbing interest. As for the early 
French voyageur he is always picturesque, and always 
romantic — in the west particularly so. 

But all of the romance of the west is not in the 
past. The railway builders, the homesteaders, the ranch- 
ers, the cowboys, the foreigners, the English settler, the 
American farmer and all the unnumerable types of the 
cosmopolitan west, each has his story. 

Ralph Connor in his latest novel, "The Foreigner," 
has given a glimpse of the field there is for novelist and 
social writer in the foreign emigration with the vexa- 
tious problems it lias introduced into Western Canada. 
The lonely and often pathetic life of the homesteader, 
dropped a hundred miles from nowhere with nothing but 
prairie sky in the summer and the glare of a thousand 



Explorer of Nonhcrn Wilds 

miles of snow in the winter, in 
his fight for a fresh start, 
forms another still unwritten 

"The story of the home- 
steader is an epoch," said 
Halph Connor, lately to the 
writer. "It is hard to appre- 
ciate his coiiraffc in driving 
twenty-five, thirty, forty, fifty 
or a hundred miles to make a 
home on the waste. It is a 
wonderful story, the man's 
^""^ .,Jt0 fight with isolation, finally 

emerging triumphant." 

The whole wonderful develop- 
ment of the west ; towns 
springing up over night, great 
districts settled as it were by 
magic, the, the hopefulness, the virility, the 
throbbing, pulsing red-blooded life of the west forms the 
material for hundred upon hundreds of human interest 

If the west d(jes not pioduce a literature of its own, 
if it docs nc*^. turn out writers of merit who will make 
their mark in the world of letters, it will not be for lack of 
material. The poems of Kobert Service and of R. .T. C. 
Stead in his recent work, "The Empire Builders," are 
marked by unusual virility, they breathe of the great 
outdoor world. They are typically western in spirit, 
and although they are the pioneers, it seems likely that 
they are the forerunners of a western literature bearing 
many of the same characteristics. 


The Art of the Belgian Galleries. Hy Esther Smi^Ielon. 
lliustraled. H.istnii : L. C. Pag-e & "Cu. Cli>th. .f2.00 net. 
This is tlie nintli volume in the series of illuslralcd 
descriptive books on tiie famous art .ajalleries of Europe. 
It is a liaudsonie volume, eoutaiuing 358 pajres of letier- 
press and -48 full-pajre plates, reproducing the most not- 
able paintings in the Belpan galleries. Short biographies 
of the chief masters, whose works aippear in the galleries, 
are appended and their individual art qualities and their 
influence on otliers are described. The descriptions of 
the pictures are all simple and concise. 

Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy. By Frances Mil- 
touu, witli many illuslralious reproduced from paint- 
ings made on the spot, by Blanche McMauus. Boston: 
E.^C. Page & Co. Clotii", boxed, $3.<K>. 
This is indeed a charming volume, redolent of the ro- 
mance of mediaeval days. Its author is already known 
as the author of numerous travel books, including "Ram- 
bles in Normandy," "The Cathedrals and Churches of 
the Rhine," "Italian Highways and Byways." etc. In 
the present volume she describes a country famed for its 
castles and eliateau.x, weaving about them the stories of 
the past. The illustrations, many of them in color, aiv 
features of the book, which is destined to delight many 
a travel-lover. 

Guatemala and Her People of To-day. By Neviu O. Win- 
ter. Willi niaay ilhistralioiis from special photo- 
graphs. Boston: E. C. Page & Co. Cloth, boxed, 
This is a comprehensive descriptive wi>rk by t'.ic author 

of "Jfexico, and Her People of To-day." To any one 

desirous of securing a good general idea of fSnatomala. 

irondura.s and the other Central American slates, this 

book offers distinct advantages. It has been written from 
personal experience, supported by much careful research, 
and the author shows himself to be in thorough sympathy 
with his subject. The numerous illustrations add ma- 
terially to the interest of the book. 


Candles in the Wind. By Maud Diver. .John Eane & 
Co. New York. .$1.50." 
A story of Anglo-Indian life, coiiceiveii a:.ii wniten in 
(he same spirit of fine literary insiglit that characterizes 
the author's two preceding novels — "Captain Desmond," 
and "The Great Amulet" — of which it is the complement. 
Whether Mrs. Diver writes of the everlasting hills with 
her mystery and their fascination — of the strenuousness of 
frontier life — or of the problems arising out of the soeial 
conditions of mixed races, her faci'- " - 'lurses with 

equal power and .sympathy. Her <;■ - of charac- 

ter are true to the types she has chosen, whi'e the whole 
scope of the story reveals an aim and a purpose loyal to 
the best instincts of human nature. For ebarm and er.- 
lightenraent, no recent work of fiction on India is better 
worih reading. 




"The New Xorlh," by Agues Deans CimeruD. 
.\pplelon & Co.: New York and London. 

While all eyes and the hopes of many a' 
the Canadian Xorlh west as to a land of , 
present volume from the pen of Miss Cameron comes as 
a welcome addition to the literature which treats of the 
development of those great stretches of territory which 
until recently were chara^'te rized as tlie Great Lone I<and. 
Possessing the qualiticalions of a good traveler, a close 
observer and an entertaining story-teller, and with pen 
and camera for tools. Miss Cameron has produced a 
really fine book, to which full justice has been done by 
her publishers in its handsome bindinsr. The story of the 
author's travels covers the whole distance from Winnipeg 
to the Arctic ocean, and while it is ' - ' '• scriptive of 
the adventures and incidents of ti.' . it is made 

at the same time the medium of ci ■ in- 

formation concerning the politica - de- 

velopment of the country. The book reads like a romance, 
yet carried with it the conviction of reality. It is worthy 
of extensive reading. 

m;\. R. G. MtcBEIH. <».». 
\\ ho has described Tesitni C**ii« ia ik« aiUias. 



A Review of the Spring Lists 

The Offerings of the Various Publish- 
ers make up a big Array of Books 
of Varied and Unusual Interest. 

By February 1 it is possible to give a fairly accurate 
idea of the books which will be published during the 
spring and of the approximate dates at which they will 
appear. That there is a wide range of choice in the 
spring books will be apparent after a perusal of the 
offerings of the various publishers. 

William Briggs. 

William Briggs presents an attractive spring list of 
which "The Man Outside," by Wyndham Martyn, and 
"Mary up at Gaffries," by S. C. Nethersole, have already 
appeared. These will be followed by "The Nest of the 
.Sparruwliawk. " by Baroness Orczy. •'In (he Shade." hy 

^HpK^HHBf'v' ^ t-, /^^H 

W[ ^yp 1 


Author of "Pools of Silcvcc." (Copp, Clark Co.) 

Valentine Hawtrey, and "Gloiia," by G. Frederick 

Louis Joseph Vance's new novel "The Fortune 
Hunter" will be published this season by William Briggs, 
as will also "White Magic," by David Graham Phillips, 
and "The Butterfly-Man," by George Barr MoCutcheon. 
"The Mystery of, the Green Heart," by Max Pemberton, 
is another interesting announcement. 

Other new titles will be "Under the Thatch," by 
Allen Raine, "Henry of Navarre," by May Wynne, "Sir 
Walter Raleigh," by Wm. Devereux, "Don Q's Love 
Story," by K. and Hesketh Pritchard, and Marie 
Corelli's new novel, the title of which has not yet been 
announced. They will also bring out Nellie L. McClung's 
new story "The Second Chance." 

Cassell & Co. 

Cassell & Co. announce a long list of fiction foi' 
spring publication. For February they will have, "The 
Rust of Rome," by W^arwick Deeping and "The Goddess 
Girl," by Dorothea Deakin. For March, "The Girl With 
the Red Hair," by Max Pemberton, "Our Flat," by A. 

W. Barrett and "The Morning Star," by Rider Hag- 
gard. For April, "A Strong Man's Love," by Walter 
Wood, "The Road Back," by Sydney Warwick, "The 
Mystery of Barry Ingram," by Annie S. Swan, "The 
Brown Mask," by Percy Brebner. For May, "At the 
Call of Honor," by A. W. Marchmont, "London and a 
CJirl," by Alfred Gibson and "Fate and the Man," by 
T. Hanshew. For .June, "FYeda," by Katharine Tynan. 

Copp, Clark Co. 

The Copp, Clark Co. have now ready three of their 
spring novels. These are "Pools of Silence," by H. de 
Vere Stacpoole, a story of the Congo ; "Cab No. 44," 
by R. F. Foster, author of the books on bridge ; and 
"Two Women," by the Baroness d'Anethan, wife of the 
Belgian Minister to the Japanese Court and a sister of 
H. Rider Haggard. 

Other novels to come along during the next few 
months are "The Losing Game," by Will Payne, now 
running serially in Saturday Evening Post ; "A Petti 
coat Government," (not a suffragette story) by Baroness 
Orczy; "The Man Who Stole the Earth," by Holt 
White ; "The Prodigal Father," by J. Storer Clouston ; 
"The Englehearts," by E. V. Lucas ; and "Queen She- 
ba's Ring," by H. Rider Haggard. 

They are preparing cheap cloth editions of "That Girl 
Montana," by Marah Ellis Ryan and "Butternut Jones," 
by Tilden Tilford, uniform with the 75c edition of "Told 
in the Hills." A new edition of "Northern Lights" "s 
also ready. 

They aiiiiiiuiice a cheap re-print edition of four of 
Parker's novels, cloth bound, lithographed wrapper and 
half-tone frontispiece. The first to appear will be "The 
Weavers," and following it along will likely be "The 
Right of Way," "The Battle of the Strong," and "Seats 
of the Mighty" in the order named. 

An important work on aviation is to appear shortly, 
entitled "Vehicles of the Air." This is by Victor Loug- 
heed and contains 550 pages, 140 halftones, 130 draw- 
ings and working plans. ($2.50 net). 

They are adding this year two new titles to the 
Canadian edition of Henty, viz., "In Greek Waters" and 
■'St. Barthdliimew "s Eve." 

Among- the line inipurt books they are showino: are 
three handsomely illustrated volumes by H. A. Guerber. 
"Myths of Greece and Rome." "Myths of the Norse- 
men," and "Myths and Legends of the Middle Ages.'' 
Other intei'estiiig- illustrated volumes are, "Legends and 
■Stories of Italy for Children," "A History of Story- 
Telling," "The Child's English Literature," and "The 
Book of Friendship." 

Macmillan Co. of Canada. 

March 2.'i is the dale fixed for the appearance of Win- 
ston Churchill's new novel, "A Modern Chronicle." Ger- 
trude Atherton's new novel, will 

be ready on Feb. 23. F. Marion Crawford's "The Ur.- 
desirable Governess,"' will not appear until April. 

James Lane Allen's spring book, to be called "The 
Brood of the Eagle," is announced for Apri'. Charles 
(x. D. Roberts' book of animal stories, " in Exile." 
is to appear in February. "Lost Face," by Jack Lon- 
don, is announced fov March, and Mary Osgood Wright's 
new novel for May. 

.Vs a companion to '■The Buok of Christmas," they 
will issue shortly, '•The Bnok cjf Easter," by Bishop 


DDane. of Albany. "The Religion of the Chinese " is an- 
other important volume for early publication. Its author 
is J. J. M. De Groot. To their Pocket Classics they are 
adding "The Oregon Trail," by Francis Parkman. 

The Macmillan Co. are arranging for the immediate 
publication of thirty re-bound novels, embracing titles by 
Churchill, Hocking. Wister, Atlierlon, JIajor, London, 
Trollope, Herriek, Mason, etc. These will compete with 
the American re-bounds. 

McLeod & Allen. 

As a first book, McLeod & Allen present "The King- 
dom of Slender Swords." by Hallie Ermine Rives, author 
of "Satan Sanderson." They have also ready "The 
Furnace of Gold," by Philip Verrill Mighels, a western 
story. ^ ' I 

This month they issue a new Tracy book, entitled 
"Son of the Immortals," and an ingenious story by the 
author of "The Web of the Gulden Spider," Frederick 
Orin Bartlett, entitled "The Seventh Noon." 

For March they promise "Thurston of Orchard Val- 
ley," a British Columbia story by Harold Bindloss; "The 
Living Mummy." by Ambrose Pratt, and "Little ^night 
of the X Bar B," by Mary K. Maule. A little later will 
come "The Castle Builders." by Charles Clark Munn. 
They also have Frances de Wolfe Fenwick's book, "The 

McLeod & Allen are issuing this spring cheap editions 
of the following p.ipular novels: "Whispering Smith," 
by Frank II. Spearman; "The Lightning Conductor," and 
"Princess Passes," by C. X. and A. M. Williamson, and 
"Wheel 0' Fortune," by Louis Tracy. 

Musson Book Co. 

The Musson Book Co. has arranged for an extensive 
list of fiction. Their outstanding book will be Mi-s. 
Humphry Ward's new Canadian story, entitled "Lady 
Merton. Colonist." Publication days is May 12. (Incident- 
ally, they announce that in May. 1912, they will publish 
bv the same autlior "Robert Ellsmere, Twenty Years 

They have arranged for a Canadian edition of "Lord 
Loveland Discovers America." by C. X. and A. M. Wil- 
liamson, which is now on the market. "The Vanity 
Box," by Alice 'Stnyvesant, will appear in March. Miriam 
Michelson's new novel. "The Awakening of Zojas." will 
l)e ready early in April. 

This month they will have ready "A Village of Vaga- 
bonds." by F. Berkeley Smith, and "Over the Quick- 
sands," by Ai\na Chapiu Ray. In starch will appear 
"The Illustrious Prince." by E. P. Oppenheim. and "The 
Personal Conduct of Belinda." by Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd. 
0. Henry's collection of slnnt stories. '"Strictly Busi- 
ness," will come along later. 

In conjiinetimi with Harper & Biot'.iers they will issue 
on May li1. "The Wild Olive." by the author of "The 
Inner Shrine." They will issue similarly. "Going Some." 
by Rex Beach; "Snow-fire," by the author of ."The 
Martyrdom of an Empress"; "Ship Dwellers." by Al- 
bert Bigelow Paine: "The Ramrodders." by Holman Day; 
"Bianea's Daughter." by J. M. Forman; "The Apple 
Tree Cottage." by Elinor Macartney Lane; "The 
O'Flynn." by .Justin Huntly McCartney, and "Ilejirts 
Contending." by George Schock. 

They are issiiiiiir immediately a new edition of "The 
City of Beautiful Nonsense," by E. Temple Thurston, and 


a new edition of "They and I." by Jerome K. Jerome. 
"Passers-by," by Anthony Partridge, was cleared out on 
publication last month and a new edition is now in. 

They announce also the immediate publication of Sir 
.\. Conan Doyle's "The Crime of the Congo," and A. 
Radclvffe Dujrmore's "Camera Adventures in African 

Two books by Stewart Edward White will be pub- 
lished by the Musson Co. — one in the autumn and the 
other in the following spring. They are, "Hules of the 
Game" and "The Cabin." 

L. C. Page & Co., Boston. 

L. C. I'age & Co., who always have a number of books 
on their list of interest to Cana^da, announce for early 
spring publication, four novels, two books of travel and 
one volume on art. The fiction includes "Kilmenr of the 
Orchard." by L. M. Montgomery; "Commencement 
Days." by Virginia Church; "A Cavalier of Virginia." 
by Tlieodore Roberts, and "My Heart and Stephanie." 
by Reginald Wright Kaufmann. For the travel lover, 
they announce "In Unfamiliar England." bv Tbumas 


Author o( "T«o Womea" •nd • sister of H. Rider Hsuard. 

(CoK), CUrk Cal 

I). Murphy, and "Susan in Sicily.'" by Jo>- 
For the art lover they have a new volume i>. 
Addison on "The Boston N[useum of Fine Arts 

V W. 

Henry Frowde. 

Henry Frowde announces' a new novel by W. J. Lo«ke 
for publication in May. This will be entitled, "Simon 
I he Jester." He will also publish, this spring, a new 
story by S. R. Crockett. "The Dew of Their Youth." 

There will be A new book by R. E. Kuowles in the 
autumn, the title of which not yet been se!ec!e«i. 

A remarkable series of reprint copyright fiction is be- 
ing imported this sprins. These btwks are published by 

Henry Frowde, in c a - 

and are to be called ; - 

are admirably prinlcii. nun 

t rated jackets, and include ; - , , 

.Toseph Hocking. David Lyall. Ian MacUtren. J. M. Barrie. 

.John Oxenham. Ma.v Pemberton. S. R. Crvx-V ■ i--- -•.- 

Hope. etc. They car. bt sold prt'>fil«bly a; 

at this price are remarkable value. 



Forthcoming Books by Canadians 

Two Notable Volumes of Collected 
Verse to Appear this Spring — Addi- 
tions to the Library of Canadian Mas- 

The Musson Book Co. announce a collected edition of 
R. Pauline Johnson's poems. This is the first compilation 
of her work. The poetess is now resident in \'ancouver. 

The Macmillan Co of Canada announce in their 
Highways and Byways series, a work by Clifton John- 
ston, on "The Picturesque St. Lawrence," which will be 
profusely illustrated. 

"The Stampeder" is the title of a novel written by S. 
A. White, a school teacher of Snelgrove, Ontario, which 
William Briggs will publish this spring. The scene is laid 
lor the most part in the Yukon. 

H. A. CODY, M.A. 
Who has written a strikiae novel of life in the Yukon. 

McClelland & Goodchild, Toronto, have published a 
small paper covered book by James L. Hughes, Public 
School Inspector, of Toronto, on the woman's suffrage 
question, entitled "Equal Sufirage." 

A new novel by Rev. K. E. Knowles, of Gait, is an- 
nounced for fall publication. Marian Keith's new novel 
will appear in the early summer and there is to be a 
small gift book from Ralph Connor for holiday trade. 

The collected poems of Frederick George Scott, one of 
Canada's most noted poets, are to be published by Ar- 
chibald Constable it Co., in England, and the Musson 
Book Co., in Canada. The edition will be ready imme- 

D. W. Hamilton, Ph.D., of the N'ormal School, Kred- 
ericton, has written a text-book on "Noxious Weeds of 
Canada." which the Jlacmillan Co. are bringing out this 
month in a cheap pocket edition for schools. It will be 
fully illustrated. 

"Kilmeny of the Orchard," is to be the title of Miss 
L M. Montgomery's new novel, announced by L. C. Page 
tt Co., Boston. It is a love story and has for its setting 
Prince Edward Island. The volume will be produced in 
handsome form with four full-page illustrations in color 
by George Gibbs. 

A young Montrealer, Miss Frances De Wolfe Fenwick, 
is represented on the spring fletion list. Her novel. "The 
Arch-Satirist," will be published in Canada by McLeod 
& Allen. Miss Fenwick has done work on the Montreal 
Herald but this is her first novel. It is understood that 
much of the action of the story takes place in Montreal. 

William Briggs, Toronto, announces a "find" in "A 
Story of Yuku," a Japanese tale, by Dorothy Dean Tate, 
01 Toronto, which will be published in March. Miss Tate, 
who is a granddaughter of the late Judge Dean, of Lind- 
say, and a cousin of Rev. Dr. Meacham, of Japan, is only 
twenty years of age, but she has produced an exceptional 

The p'aee of the Yukon iu Canadian literature is be- 
coming more and more noticeable. A striking novel en- 
titled "God's Frontiersman," with scene laid in this ter- 
ritory, is announced by William Briggs. The author, Rev. 
H. A. Cody, M..A., has been stationed at White Horse for 
the past eight years, and is thoroug'hly familiar with the 
ground. He is a personal friend of R. W. Service, who 
was his vestry clerk. 

The 1910 edition of that popular little booklet, "5,000 
Facts About Canada," will soon be issued from the press 
and ready for the trade. An added feature of value will 
be "100 Facts About the Empire." Mr. Frank Yeigh is 
editing the publication, the Canadian Facts Publishing 
Co., 667 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, being the publishers. 
Nearly ten thousand of last year's edition were sold, the 
copies finding their way around the world. 

Theodore Roberts, who is known of course as a mem- 
ber of the talented Roberts family of New Brunswick, has 
a new novel on the spring list of L. C. Page & Co., Bos- 
ton, entitled "A Cavalier of Virginia." It is a story of 
the old chivalric days of colonial Virginia, although part 
of the action takes place upon the high seas and the scene 
.shifts for a short time to England,. Spain and the unset- 
tled parts of North America. The publishers think this is 
till' finest story llr. Ridierts ha.s yet produced. 

-\n historical work promised for this spring, which 
will have a considerable interest for Canadians is "The 
.Story of Pierre La Moyne, Sieur D'Iberville," which has 
been written by Charles B. Reed, a brother of Myrtle 
Reed, the novelist, and a resident of Chicago. Sieur 
D'Iberville was a conspicuous figure in the early days of 
French Canada, carrying the fiag of France to Hudson 
Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. He was the founder of 
French Louisiana. The book is to be published by A. C. 
McClurg & Co., Chicago. ($2.00 net.) 

The series of little Canadian Masterpieces, which the 
Musson Book Co. inaugurated last fall with the publica- 
tion of five small volumes compiled by Lawrence J. Bur- 
pee, of Ottawa, is to be further enriched this spring by 
the addition of "Canada, my Home and Other Poems," 
by Grant Balfour, "Madame Janvier's Church," by Mary 
E. Hickson, "A Century of Canadian Sonnets," "Humor 
of the North," "The Romance of Canadian Towns 
"Highways and Byways in Canada," "Canadian Pathfind 
ers," and "Canadian Eloquence," all by Lawrence J 
Burpee. , , 

-\ little volume, which will have considerable interest' 
in Canada, has just been issued by the Copp. Clark Co. 
It is entitled "Our Lady of the Sunshine and her Inter- 
national Visitors," and contains a series of impressions 
written by representatives of the various delegates at- 
tending the quinquennial meeting of the International 
Council of Women held in Toronto last .June. Lady .\bcr- 
deen has edited the book, which is well illustrated. The 
same publishers will issue shortly a volume containing 
transactions of the meeting, also edilod by the Cnunlcss 
of Aberdeen. 


The Canadian Monthly List of Books 

A Record of Books Published in 
Canada, Books by Canadian Authors, 
etc., Issued in January and Early in 

A (•) placed before a title indicates that the book has 
been printed in Canada. Two asterisks (**) indicate that 
tlie book has also been copyri^■l^ted at Ottawa. 
Aberdeen, Countess of. Our Lady of the Sunshine and 

her International Visitors. Edited by Lad}' Aberdeen. 

Toronto: Copp, Clark. February. Paper boards. 35 

An interesting little collection of impressions written 
by representatives of the various delegations attending the 
quinquennial meeting of the International Council of 
Women, Toronto, June, 19O0. Illustrated. 
**Anderson, Rev. J. D. Reminiscences and Incidents con- 
nected with the Life and Pastoral Labors of the Rev. 

John Anderson. Edited by his son, Rev. J. D. Anderson, 

B.A., Beauharnois, Que. Toronto: William Briggs. 

January. 340 pages, SVixSi/g. Cloth, $1.25 net. 
Askew, Alice and Claude. The Sporting Chance. London. 

^Melbourne and Toronto: Ward. Lock & Co. January. 

Cloth, $1.25. 
A racing story, with the Derby at the beginning and 
a,t the finale. The hero, who is disowned by his straight- 
laced father for attending the Derby, is helped by an 
American friend. He makes a wager with a young wo- 
man that w'ithiii five yeare he shall win I'.ie race. The 
story recounts how he wins this wager, and the large 
part the girl plays in it all. For those who like a good 
tale of the turf, here is an opporluiiily for them to satisfy 
(heir desire. 
Bartlett, Frederick Orim. The Seventh Xoon. Toronto: 

M.'Lroi! & Alli'ii, February. Cloth, $1.25. 
A rather remarkable situation is created early in the 
book. The hero, weary of a life of struggle for the attain- 
ment of his dreams, takes a drug, which he believes will 
end his life ii\ precisely seven days, but will enable him 
to enjoy life during the week. He takes all his money and 
lirepares to live on the millionaire scale in the interim, but 
bargains with himself to help any one who may need his 
assistance. He is thrown in contact with a young woman 
in distress and in his endeavors to aid her falls in love 
with her. Fortunately the drug does not possess the power 
its inventor claimed for it and, instead of dying, the hero 
lives to marry the heroine. 
D'Anethan, Baroness. Two Women. Toronto: Copp. 

Clark. Fol)ruary. Cloth, .$1.25. 
De Groot, J. J. M. The Religion of the Chinese. Toronto: 

Macmillan. January. Cloth. $1.25 net. 
Fowler, Ellen Thornycroft. Miss Fallowticld's Fortune. 

Toronto: Cassell & Co. January. \ew paper cover edi- 
tion. .30 cents net. 
Goodwin, Wilder. Tlie Up-Gradi^ Toronto: Musson. 

January. Cloth, .$1.25. 
The hero, Stephen Tioring. who has thrown away every 
advantage of birth, education and friends, is started on 
the up-grade by his love for the daughter of the man- 
ager of the 'San Quentin mines, and he finally wins his 
way to the top in a spirited enough manner to make n 
vigorous tale. 
Hardy, Thomas. Time's Laughingstocks. and Other Versos. 

Toroulo; Maemillan. January. Cloth. $L.50 net. 
Hill. W. Henry, Arthur F. and Alfred E. .Vnlonio Stradi- 

vari, His Life and Work. Toronto: Maemillan. Janu- 
ary. Cloth, $2.50. 
Hughes, James L. Equal Suflfrage. Toronto: McClelland 
& Goodchild. January. 68 pages, 6y2x4V2- Paper, 25 
Martin, Wyndham. The Man Outside. Toronto: William 
Briggs. January. Cloth, .$1.25. 
Having found that the girl to whom he is engaged is 
in love with another man, and has been forced into the 
engagement by her mother, Lord Mountcastle decides that 
he will step outside his class for a while and be accepted 
for himself, not for his title and fortune. He meets an 
American girl and they fall in love with each other, but 
just as they become engaged the g^rl mysteriously dis- 
appears. In finding his ladylove Mountcastle has to deal 
with an unscrupulous Wall Street man, and himself com- 
mits what is practically piracy on the high seas. 
Mighels, Philip Verrill. The Furnace of Gold. Toronto: 
Mcljcod & Allen. January. Cloth, .$1.25. 
A story of life in a western mining camp, full of ex- 
citing incidents and hairbreadth escapes. The heroine, an 
eastern girl, who comes out west to meet her brother, 
early encounters the hero, a stalwart miner. Escaped 
.convicts and other villains take a hand in the plot and 
there is sufficient excitement to keep a reader awake till 
the small hours. 

Nethersole, S. C. Mary up at Gaffries. Toronto: Wil- 
liam P.rigirs. January. Cloth, .fl.25. 
Parkman, Francis. The Oregon Trail. Pocket Classics 

Series. Toronto: Maemillan. January-. 25 cents net. 
Partridge, Anthony. Passers-by. Toronto: Mnsson. Janu- 
ary. Cl.ita. $1.2.5. 
The heroine of "Passers-by'' is a street singer. Oiris- 
tine. who comes to London accompanied by Ambrose 
Drake, a hunchback, with a piano and a monkey. The 
fortunes of these two are strangely linked with those of 
an English statesman, tho Martinis of Ellinghani. who in 
his youth has led a wihl and criminal career in P;iri< as 
tlie leader of a band of thieves and gamblers, the Bl.i.-k 
Fiixes. The mystery surrounding the girl is only solved 
after much trial and danger arc encountered by all who 
are interested in her. 

Pemberton, Max. White Walls. Melbourne and 
Toronto: Ward. Lock & Co. January. Cloth. $1.25. 
Mas Pemberton has here gone to the sji' f 

Rabka, in Hungary, for a scene for his novel. : - 

derful mines, of tremendous extent, provide anipie neld 
for a thrilling mmance. The owner of the mines, the 
Countess Ulusia, is a young woman, who at the opening 
of the story comes to her inheritance from a convent in 
Vienna. She is immediately immersed in the l» prob- 
lems which vex the community, and comes h 
the hero, who is a leader of the people, 1 y 
eliaracters and much plot interest. 
Phelps, W. L. Essays on Modem Novelists. Toronto: 

Maemillan. Janu.^^y. Cloth. fl.50 net, 
"Rita." The House Called Hurrish. Toronto: Maemil- 
lan. .Tannary. Cloth. $1.00. 
Smith. Samuel O. Religion in the Makiofr. Toronto: Mae- 
millan. January. Cloth. $1.25 net. 
Stacpoole. H. de Vere. Pools of Silence. Toronto: Copp, 

Clark. l-Vhniary. Cloth. $1.2.5. 
Weyman. Stan.'ey J. From the Memoirs of a Minister of 
France. Toronto: Cassell & Co. January. Xew paper 
cover edition. 30 cents net. 
Williams. C. F. A The Ry;' '' ".H-n Music. Toronto: 

Mai-milla!;. .Tanuary. C'. - ' net. 
Winchester, C. T. A Group of Enjriish Essayists of the 
Early Ninoteenth Cenlury. Toronto; Maemillan. Janu- 
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Best Sellers During January 

Reports from the Leading Centres of Trade 
in Canada, with a Summary Showing 
the Most Popular Books of the Month. 

Owing to an oversiglit last month it was stated in 
several reports that the publishers of "The Attie Guest" 
were the Westminster Co. This, of course, should have 
been Henry Frowde. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 John Marvel. T. N. Page. Copp. 
Attie Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 
Old Rose and Silver. Myrtle Reed. Putnam. 
Calling of Dan Matthews. H. B. Wright. McLeod. 
Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 


Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 

Lords of High Decision. Meredith Nicholson. Musson. 

Woodearvers of Lympus. Waller. Musson. 

Girl of the Limberlost. 6. Porter. Doubleday. 

Florentine Frame. Elizabeth Robins. Moffat. 

Cardillac. Robert Barr. McLeod. 


Sheriff of Dyke Hole. Ridgwell Cullum. Copp. 

It Can Never Happen Again. Wm. De Morgan. Frnwde. 

Bella Donna. R. Hiehens. Copp. 

John Marvel, Assistant. T. N. Page. Copp. 

Pmily Fox Seton. F. H. Burnett. Copp. 

Anne of Avonlea,. L. M. Jilontgomery. Page. 


Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 
Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 
Stradella. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 
Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 


Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

While Sister. F. M. Crawford. Maemillau-. 

John Marvel. T. N. Page. Copp. 

Bella Donna. R. Hiehens. Copp. 

Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 


Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 
Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Calling of Dan Matthews. H. B. Wright. McLeod. 
New North. A. D. Cameron. Appleton. 
Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 
John ^^arvel. T. N. Page. Copp. 


Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

Actions and Reactions. Rudyard Kipling. Macmillan. 

When a Man Marries. M. A. Reinhart. McLeod. 

It Never Can Happen Again. De Morgan. Frowde. 

ni<l Wives' Tale. A. Bennett. McLeod. 


1 Foreig'ner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 Attie Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

3 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

4 Old Rose a,nd Silver Myrtle Reed. Putnam. 

5 John Marvel. T. N. Page. Copp. 

6 White Sister. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 


1 Songs of a Sourdough. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

2 Danger Mark. R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 

3 Pool of Flame. L. J. Vance. Briggs. 

i Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

5 Three Keys. F. Ormond. McLeod. 

6 Bella Donna. R. Hiehens. Copp. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

3 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

4 White Sister. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 

5 City of Beautiful Nonsense. E. T. Thurston. Musson. 

6 Tyrant. Mrs. De La Pasture. 


1 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

2 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

3 Anne Veronica. H. G. Wells. Copp. 

4 Stradella. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 

5 Furnace of Gold. P. V. Mighels. McLeod. 

6 Lord Loveland Discovers America. Williamson. Musson. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

3 Attic Guest. B. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

3 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

4 W'hJte Sister. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 

5 Northern Lights. Gilbert Parker. Copp. 

6 Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 


1 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

2 Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

3 Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 

4 Inner Shrine. Anonymous. Musson. 

5 Foreigner. Ralph. Connor. Westminster. 

St. Catharines. 

1 Foreigner. Ralph Ciumor. Westminster. 

2 Truxton King. G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 

3 Attie Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

4 Bella Donna. R. Hiehens. Copp. 

5 Anne Veronica. H. G. Wells. Copp. 

fi Lords of High Decision. Meredith Nicholson. Musson. 


1 While Walls. Max Pemberton. Ward. 

3 Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 

3 Beechy. B. Von Hutteu. Musson. 

4 Furnace of Gold. P. V. Mighels. McLeod. 
.5 Up Grade. Wilder Goodwin. Musson. 

6 Wliite Prophet. Hall Caine. McLeod. 


1 Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

2 'Suitable Child. Norman Duncan. Frowde. 

3 Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 

4 Friendship Village Love Stories. Zona Gale. Macmillan. 
3 Susannah and Sue. K. D. Wiggin. Briggs. 

Actions and Reactions. Rudyard Kipling. Macmillan. 



Canadian Summary. 


1 Foreigner, iialph Cuiiiiur 109 

2 Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles 57 

;{ Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery 57 

4 BaJlads of a Cheeehako. K. W. Service ;J0 

5 Silver Horde. Ke.v Beach 28 

6 John Marvel. T. N. Page 2.3 

United States Summary. 

(As Reported by the Ameri<MM Bookman.^ 


J The Foreigner. By Ralpli Connor 223 

2 Little Sister Snow. By Frances Little 180 

3 John Marvel, Assistant. By Thomas Xelson Page. 162 
■i When a Man Marries. By M. R. Rinehart.... 156 

5 Truxton King. By G. B. MeCiitcheon 119 

() Silver Horde. By Rex Beach 1 Ifi 


Copyrights Recorded in January 

A List of Books Entered During the 
Month at the Copyright Branch of the 
Department of Agriculture, Ottawa. 

21811. Utopian Snap Shots. By A. J. Kappele. A. 
J. Kappele, Vancouver, British Columbia. 30th Decem- 
ber, 1909. 

2183.3. .Jean Bateese at the Carnival. By W. M. 
MacKeracher. \V. M. MacKeracher, Montreal, 31st De- 
cember, 1909. 

21863. Thin Ice. By Isabel Ecclestone MaeKay. 
(Tenipiirary Co|)yrii;lil.) Isabel Ecclestone Maclvay. Van- 
couver, British Columbia, 3rd January, 1910. 

21877. The Amber Army and Other Poems. By Wil- 
liam T. Allison. William Talbot Allison, Middiefield. 
Connecticut, U.S.A., 7th January. 

21892. All in the World. Alexander M. Ken- 
nedy, Toronto, 12th January. 

2189(). Spaldinsr's Otlicial Canadian Hockey Guide. 
1909-10. Canadian Sports Publishing Co., Limited, 
Montreal, 13th .January. 

2190-1. Appendix to the Annual Financial Review, 
November, 1909. (Book.) William Robert Houston. To- 
ronto, 15th .January. 

2190.5. Bank Directory of Canada, .January, 1910. 
(Book.) William Robert Houston, Toronto. 15th .Janu- 

" 21917. Canadian Art Club Cataloirue. 1910. The Can- 
adian Art Club. Toronto. 19th .January. 

21918. The Ontario Weekly Reporter and Index 
Digest. May-December, 1909. Edited by Edward R. 
Brown, K.C., and Walter E. Lear. Volume XIV. The 
Carswcll Company, Limited, Toronto, 19th January. 

21!i:i7. Haliburton. ("Sam Slick.'") A Sketch and 
Bibliofrraphy. Second Edition. By A. H. O'Brien. M.A. 
.Vrthur Henry O'Brien, Ottawa, 21st .January. 

21938. The Canada Law Journal. 1909. Volume 
XIA'. Editor : Henry l')'Brien, K.C. Associate Editor : 
C. B. Labatt. Arthur Henry O'Brien. Ottawa. 21st 

21939. Review of Current English Cases. Published 
in "The Canada Law .Journal," (Temporary (^)pyri!rht.1 

. Arthur Henry O'Brien. Ottawa, 21st .January. 

21942. Canadian Civics. By R. S. Jenkins. MA. 
Saskatchewan Edition. The Copp, Clark Company. 
Limited, Toronto, 2Uli .lanuary. 

21915. Tide Charts for 1910. Applyini? to Vancou- 
ver and Adjacent Waters, With International Rules of 
the Road, etc. Bayfield & Archibald, Vancouver, British 
Columbia, 24th January. 

21946. Reminiscences and Incidents Connected with 
the Life and Pastoral Labors of The Reverend .John An- 
derson. Edited by His .Son : Rev. J. D. Anderson, B.A. 
J. D. Ander.son, Beauharnois, Que., 24th January. 

21953. The As.sessor's Guide. By .James Morrison 
Glenn, K.C, LL.B. The .Municipal World, Limited, St. 
Thomas, Ont., 25th .January. 

21951. The Principles of Argument. By Edwin BeU. 
IJ..B. Edwin Bell, Toronto, 25th January. 


1205. The Golden Rose of Arlington ; or. Where 
Love Leads. By Nellie W. Borden. Nellie W. Borden. 
Digby, Nova Scotia, 7th January. 

1206. Troublous Times in Canada. A History of the 
Fenian Raids of 1866 and 1870. By John A. Macdonald 
John A. Macdonald, Toronto, 10th .January. 

]2H>. Ungava. La Xuit dans de Nnrd. Arthur Tur 
cotte Genest, Ottawa, 13 Janvier. 

1211. A. E. Ou. Hein T Revue d'Actualites en -3 Acte* 
et 10 Tableaux precedes d'un prologue. Par Empst 
Tremblay et Georges Dumestre. Ernest Tremblay & 
(iecirges Diimstre. Mniitreal. 15 Janvier. 

1212. The Union Jack Explained. Henry Bell. Mon- 
treal. 17th .January. 

1213. Ivcs Aventures d'un Acadien. Dramc en -1 
Actes. Par Reverend Monsieur Previllc. Rev. M. Pre- 
ville, St. Polycarpe. comte de Soulanges. Que.. 25 


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REV. D. V. LUCAS, D.D., 
Author of "The Maoris of New Zealand." 

Gossip of the -i Month 

Palmer Cox has been lor years a name to conjure 
with among the little folks and his Brownies have become 
prominent in all waLis of life. Most people, not aware 
of the fact, would be ready to dub him an American, 
the minute any reference was made to his nationality. 
But, though he may vote in the United States, his heart 
is still in the place of his birth and Granby may weU be 
proud of her son. It is astonishing to note what a really 
important part Canada is playing to-day, both in the 
field of letters and on the stage in the United States. It 
must be a common experience of others, as it is of the 
writer, to hear people of prominence in a literary or 
theatrical way referred to as being originally from Can- 
ada. These individuals seem to crop up everywhere and 
if one were to start to emunerate them the total would 
likely reach unexpected proportions. In any such record 
a foremost place should be accorded to Mr. Cox. 

It has been the custom of a good many people for 
years back to sneer at the efforts of our Canadian au- 
thors to make a name for themselves. They have viewed 
it as an utter impossibility for any writer, residing in 
the Dominion, to produce anything worth reading or to 
sell it, should it chance to be worth reading. For awhile 
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year or two, the reverse must be apparent. During the 
holiday season of last year at least four of the six best- 
selling books in the Canadian bookstores were by Cana- 
dian authors, and they were not the authors who had 
deserted Canada. This fact must be sufficient to dis- 
prove the theory that nothing good in a literary way 
can come out of the Dominion. 
» • » 

The handsome new building which the Macmillan Co. 
of Canada are now erecting in Toronto, is an indication 
that the book business of this country is reaching big 

proportions. While this publishing house will not at first 
occupy the entire building, still the portion to be used 
by them is sufficiently large to make the foregoing 
statement true. The Macmillans have always stood for 
a high standard in all departments of their business, and 
it is fitting that the Canadian company should be housed 
in a building of such attractive appearance. It is the 
first structure of the kind to be erected in Toronto and 
so much admired has it been, that already two build- 
ings of somewhat similar design are being projected by 
other business houses in the city. 
» « » 

That Canada is reaching national proportions is to 
be daily deduced from the character of her publications, 
both books and periodicals. The appearance this month 
of the "Dominion Who's Who," modelled almost exactly 
on the English publication of the same name, indicates 
that we have become big enough to require such a book, 
from which information about the leading men of Canada 
may be readily obtained. This is but one instance of . 
this growth. The increasing number of our periodicals 
and the development of the leading magazines of the 
country, is another sure indicator of national growth. 
« • » 

There are a good many people in Canada, who are in 
a state of ignorance as to the existence and work of The 
Royal Society of Canada. They may run across an 
item in one of the daily papers once a year to the effect 
that the Society is meeting and that Dr. So-and-So has 
delivered an address or read a paper before it, but be- 
yond that they have no knowledge of the organization. 
Yet, viewing it from a literary standpoint the Royal 
Society is doing splendid work for Canada. It produces 
each year a big volume, running usually to over 1,000 
pages, in which are published all the papers read before 
it. Many of these papers are of great value and doubt- 
less would never have been put in type, had it not been 
for the kind assistance of the Royal Society. 

The annual volume cjntaining the transactions of 
the Royal Society is published in a limited edition, and 
the bulk of its circulation is gratuitous. Thus every 
Member of Parliament and Senator comes in for a free 
copy, by reason of his office. One wonders how some of 
our eminent politicians view the cumbrous tome, as it 

Aullior of "Cab No. 44.' 

(Copp, Clark.) 


T H R C A N A n I A X B O O K M A N 

IB de[)Osited on their desk. The combination .strikes one 
as ludicrous in a ffood many cases and it would be much 
more fitting were the books distributed to Canadians, 
who really appreciated them. Rut, unh'ss a member is 


The young Toroatonian who has wrilteo a 

charming Japanese story. 

generous enough to hand over his copy to some ambi- 
tious constituent the poor pulilic must scramble for the 
remaining copies and pay fi\e dollars apiece for them at 


* * * 

Here is an opportunitj- for some of our young students 
in political economy to do excellent work durin^r their 
vacations. We believe that a carefully edited volume 
of reminscenct's of some of our Canadian patriarchs, would 
receive recognnition, not only from the publishers, but from 
from the publie. 

The writer had an opportunity recently to look over 
a list of the women writers of Canada. The numbcrr of 
these aspirants to literary fame was astonishinirly lar^, 
and every one of them had done some work worthy of 
note. I'erbaps in some future number it would be in- 
teresting; to have an article on this subject, showing josl 
what the women writers of Canada have accomplished. 

While there is no outstandiii'; Canadian work announe- 
eil as yet for this year, one cannot say with an finality 
that there will be nothing of special importance. Publish- 
in<r is done so cjueerly oftentimes in this country, that 
noiliing may be known about a book until it is out. There 
are several reasons for lhi.«. all of which may be em- 
l)raced in the single explanation that the publishing busi- 
ness has not yet reached that degree of systematized 
effort, when there is one department for this and another 
department for that, all working harmoniously. With 
us it is usually a one-man affair from beginning to end 
aud, in the iictual work of producing a book, be has no 
lime left for advertising it. 

Tlie authors of papers appearing in the 
Transactions of the Royal Society are 
presented with one hvuulrcd copies of 
their article in separate form, for dis- 
tribution to whom Ihey will. Occasion- 
ally an author will arrange to issue ad- 
ditional copies, as in the case of Mr. 
O'Brien's "Sketch and Bibliography of 
Ilaliburton," reference to which is made 
in tins numl)er This gives an author a 
good opportunity to bring his work to 
the attention of people likely to be in- 
terested in it. 

ft is to be regretted that more of oui 
public men, who have served their day 
in the councils of the nation, and have 
now retired, do not find it possible to 
set down in writing their reminiscences 
of earlier times. A few, it is true, have 
done this, but there are many others 
who might give us most interesting 
books, if they only tried. Of course, 
there is always the excuse that not 
every one is gifted with the ability to 
write, and this must hold good of a 
great many of the public men of a young 
nation like Canada. But oftentimes it 
is just the man who is full of the most 
interesting reminiscences, who is unable 
to turn a sentence properly, when con- 
fronted with pencil and paper. In such 
cases, why not employ an amanuensis ? 



Ariitilo Frool olihe Ncv Macmlllta Baldlaf I* Teroitft. aov I* C«ar*c ot Ertcntm. 


An Interview with Palmer Cox, the Brownie Man 

The Creator of the Brownies and the Recounter their of Ludicrous Adventures Vis- 
ited in his home, "Brownie Castle, " at Granby, Quebec, the Place of His Birth. 

By C. D. Chown 

"^ CD. C/^ow^. 

^ Know ye not, tjje Brownie cries. 
IP IVovible flie5> . 
Uov ?ncl peace and ooocll 

)y ?ncl peace arid ooocllv ec<ii|, 
urely follow ir; our Traiq, 
Give me i))ir\ uporj you.r sljelf 
SoiriBvvee Corner for myself. 

, / 9/0 . 

Souvenir and Autograph. 

The Town of Graiiby. Quebec possesses several claims 
lu tlistinction. Not least of these must be reckoned th* 
(he fact that it is the birthplace and the home,' for a great 
part of the year, of a man. who has contributed vastly to 
the enjoyment of countless children, young and old, dur- 
ing the past thiily years. While th-c success of most men. 
even of writers, is reckoned in dollars and cents, that of 
Palmer Cox must be summed uj) in llie clean, wholesome 
pleasure he has given, wherever his Brownie stories have 
been circulated. 

On the highest spot in town, near its boundary line, 
and adjoining the open country, stands Brownie fastW. 
the residence of Mr. Cox, when he finds time to spare for 
a month or two's cnjoymeni of the delightful scenery and 
bracing air of his fonner home. This winter, for private 
reasons, he has remained in Granby and chancing to be 
in the town recently I was fortunate enough to be grant- 
e<l the privilege of an interview. 

I found the author-artist hard ;;1 work in his s.iidy. a 
room adjoining his studio, which, to secure the best light 
possible, is situated in the upper pare of the tower, shown 
in the illustration. He buisily engaged putting the 
finishing touches to a series of sketches to accompany his 
latest Brownie story for St. Nicholas magazine. Atfable 
in the e.xtreme, Mr. Cos! was not at all averse to relating 
the story of his life and telling how he began to write 
the adventui-es of the Brownies. 

Palmer Cox wns born in Granby on -Vpril 28th. 18411. 
and at an early age developed astonishing skill with pen 
and pencil. The caricatures which he produced at school 
were so telling that as a punishment he was often made 
to stand on the schoolroom floor, exposing his work on liis 

When seventeen years of age lie went to the Eastern 
States, but in a short time removed to Lueknow, Ontario. 
Then attracted by the gold-mining boom in Californa. 
he went west. It was there that he discovered where his 
talent really lay and be began writing articles for the 
western papers and illustrating them as opportunity offer- 
ed. Gradually he found his writing taking a secondary 
place to his drawing, but as California did not offer much 
encouragement to him in those days, he decided to re- 
turn to the east, where he had already formed some fav- 
orable connections with New York publications. 


The year 1878 found him in New York devoting his 
whole time to literai'y and illustrative work for the comic 
papers. By chance his work brought him into touch with 
a German firm, who called his attention to the tales writ- 
ten in Germany for children, telling him that they discern- 
ed in his comic stories indications of his ability to write 
interesting children's stories. He accordingly prepared a 
clean, wholesome tale, that would bear the inspection of 
mothers, illustrated it, and submitted it to the editor of 
St. Nicholas, then, as now, a young people's magazine. 
It was promptly accepted and immediate arrangements 
were made with him for other stories on similar lines. 

Each of these stories had a sepai-ate indentity, but in 
time Mr. Cox conceived the idea of originating some char- 
acter, which would be the central figure of a series. 
Memories of his boyhood days recalled the tales he had 
heard from his Scotch-Canadian neighbors of the Brownie 
legends, and in these mythical little people he felt he 
had jnsl the kind of material he wanted. He set to work 
to ransai'k encyclopedias and books of reference in pur- 
sui; of information about the traditions surrounding the 
Brownies. He found that they were small male spirits 
similar to the fairies, and that they were the reverse of 
the Old English gnomes, being kind and careful little 
fellows, delighting in performing acts of kindness for the 
fanner and his wife. All that was needed to keep in 
I heir good graces was to leave in a convenient place a 
l)owl of cream or home-made malt. Their names was de- 
rived from the way their skin was tanned brown by the 

In the first series of Mr. Cox's Brownie stories, the 
Brownies were represented as being all alike, going 
aioiind ill bands. Later nn. there were introduced, one 

Residence of Palmer Coic ai Granby, Quebec. 

1" M E C A N A D I A X BOOK M A N 

l)y ojic, ouparulc ckuracters, like the Diiilc, the Police- 
man, the Soldier, the Irishman, until there were forty- 
two different IJrounieS; each one of whom was separately 
copyrighted by the artdst. 

Naturally, Air. Cox is intensely fond of chililnn. 
Wherever he goes he quickly makes friends with the 
youn.a; folk in his neis^hborhood, romps with lliem and 
arranges their irames. One of his favorite pastimes is to 
produce a Brownie play, in which his friends, thfl child- 
ren, take the parts of the Brownies. 

It is interestinjr to note that Mr. Cox derives quite a 
handsome income from loyalties received from manu- 
facturers for the use of the word Brownie on cameras, 
carpets, calico, pins and on the stage. 

As I bade farewell to the tall, kindly Brownie man 
and came away from his castle on the hill, I felt what a 
splendid achievement it was for any man to spend his 
days diffusing- around him such a wealth of pleasant 
fancies and ereatin<» so much happiness i?i the world. 
Sni-ely his name will '4-0 down lo posterity as blessed. 

Some Canadian Books of the Month 

The First Publications of the Year — 
An Important Historical Work and an 
Interesting Volume of Biography 
Ready^Other Books of Interest. 

Of the long list of Canadian books promised for pub- 
lication this year only a very few have as yet made iheii 
appearance. 01' these probably the most impurlaiit is 
Father Morice's two-vnhunc "History of Ihe Catholic 
Church in Weslei'u Canada," of which a brief review 
appears on this page. Inforniaaiim about other new 
Canadiana will be fonnd elsewliere in tiiis number. 

The Empire Day by Day. 

A useful Compilation of historical events of an imperial 
significance for every day of the year lias been nuide by 
Frank Wise, president of the Maeniillan Co. of Canada. 
These have been arranged in a small book of 31 p.'.-.'es, 
with the title, "The Knijiire Day by Day." Mr. \Vi>e 
has made a good selection of those events which will iii- 
.spire the mind with imperial achievements and ideals. He 
has in this way done a great service to the cause of Im- 
perialism, and as the book will be used extensively i" 
the sclioids, it will be bound to exert a strong inlluenc"'. 
Already (he first edition of l.").00t) copies has been e\- 
haiisli'd luiil a new edition called for. 

Father Morice's Important History. 

Canada has been blessed with a plentiful supply of 
historians, but of the number very few seem to have 
written works of abiding interest. This may be due 
laige.'y to the fact that there has been a great deal of 
duplication and a great deal of imperfect and harried 
writing. Parkman has caught the spirit of the eariy 
days admirably and his historical works will go down 
to posterity as the best picture of pioneer life in the 
east. For western Canada, Father Morice can lay claim 
to having produced historj- of a similarly entertaining 
cliaracter. In his latest two-volume "IDstorj- of the 
Catholic Church in Western Canada," which might better 
have been called simply a history of western Canada, he 
has produced a work of considerable importance. He 
has seized on all the romantic elements f,f this history and 
has made the most of them. And this, too, may be said 
of all Father Morice's work, ihat its accuracy is, humanly 
>|)paking, undoubted. He is a most painstaking investi- 
gator and conscientious writer, and in reading this book 
one feels that the author may be relied upon to give the 
correct version of each incident. It is irue that he is 
dealing primarily with the Catholic Church, but this only 
acts, as it were, as a thread upon which lo string the 
whide mass of western histoiv ^Toronto: Musson Rnik 

An Interesting Biographical Volume. 

The menujrial volume to his f.ither. which K«v. J. I). 
.\nder.son has prepared ("Reminiscene«?s and Incidents of 
I he Kev. .John Anderson." Toronto: Briggs. Cloth. $1.50) 
is a simple narrative of facts and incidents. With re- 
markable clearness and spirilunl insight, the writer set-" 
forth the leadings and workings ot' Divine Providenee in 
preparing him for the Christian ministry. The record of 
his long life contains some striking experiences of the 
struggle that goes on in the human soul with the powers 
of evil and its ultimate triumpli tlirough simple trust in 
God and His promises. Vivid pictures are drawn of his 
early home and school life in Scotland. Then follow- 
ihe migration of the family to Canada, some years of 
arduous manual labor, his niarriii;,i". his collese career, and 
lastly, forty years of strenuous pastoral duties in various 
parts of Canada. All this, told with unafTfried siniplirili 
and realistic directness, ri'ads like a chapter •■iit "f Biinyan, 
whom this writer resembles also in that 1 : mysti- 

eisMi. which he. no doubt, derived from hi> 1 1 _ ances- 

tois. The dillicuil conditions under which Gospel minis- 
trations were carried on in rural districts fifty years agn 
are graphically presented, and thus inridrnlaliy « frt'sli 
pa-j" is contrilxited to the liistor\- nf (he church in Canada. 

Sketch and Bibliography of Haliburton, 

A. If. O'Brien, .M..\.. Ottawa, has reprinted ihi' paper 
wliieli he read 'before Ihe h'oyal Society of Canada on 
.luilge Haliburton. in a pamplili't of 2(i pages. Its main 
value lies in llie very carefully prepared bibliography >■( 
Haliburton 's works, which it contains. Ho has also added 
a list of reviews and criticisms of particular works ami 
a list of biotrrapliies and portraits, which will be found 
iihisl nsi'fnl by any oiu' desirous of studying llie life and 
writings of .Vinerica's first humorist. It is interesting |o 
note that more attention is being given to Haliburton at 
the present day, and nu>n like Mr. O'Brien are to be com- 
mended for directing readers lo him. The edition is limit- 
ed to ;tOO copies, which means that the work will hooomo 
more and luiM-e valuable as Ihe years go by. 



.Vltention was tlireeied Uis; \iar !.. a new shilling 
library of reprints being issued by Ktiben Culley. London. 
K.C, as tlie Finsbury Library. Sis volumes wer» pablisbed 
last year and now six new titles have been added to th»' 
series. These include "The Trilogy; ur Danir*s Three 
Visions" (liinH- volumes). "Kural Rides iu the rounlies 
of Surivy. Kent. Su.sses. H;inis. Berk.<>. etc.. etc.." by 
William Cobbett. in two volunus. and "The Early Journa! 
of Charles Wesley." e<liled by .1. Telford. 3.A. The Uwk* 
are well printed on excellent p.ip?r and compare favorably 
with any other sbiJliiur x^iint series pobliahcd. 


Information about Copyright Fiction 

The Latest Additions to Publishers' 
Spring Lists — Titles Which have al- 
ready Appeared — Books due this 
Month and in April. 

McClelland & Goodchild, Toronto, announce that they 
will carry a specially big- slock of Miss L. M. Muntg-om- 
ery's new story, "Kilmeny of the Orchard," which will 
be published on April 15. 

The Copp, Clark Co. have ready • ' The Man Who Stole 
the Earth," by W. Holt White, "Cab No. 44," by R. F. 
Foster, and "Pools of Silence," by H. de Vere Stacpoole. 
They have also ready a second edition of "Northern 
Lig-hts," by Sir Gilbert Parker, and .-i new T.'ic edition 
of "Butternut .Jones," by Tilford Tilden. 

Heni-y Frowde, Oxford University Press, Canadian 
Branch, will have ready for publication in May the new 
story by William J. Locke, entitled "Simon the Jester," 
now running its serial course in the American Magazine. 
He is arranging to bring out in August a "find" entitled 
"The Circuit Rider's Wife," by Mrs. Harris, which ho 
believes is destined to make a great hit, 

Copp, Clark Co. have added to their fiction list for 
spring, "The Sword Maker," by Robert Barr, "The Sky 
Man," by H. K. Webster, "The Gilded Chair," by Mel- 
ville D. Post and "A Disciple of Chance," by Sara 
Dean. They have jMJstponed the publication of "Queen 
Sheba's Ring," by H. Rider Haggard, until August. "Tlic 
Losing Game," by Will Payne, appears this month. 

McLeod & Allen have added to tueir spring list ilic 
following titles, which will be issued in the near future: — 
"Samuel the Seeker," by Upton Sinclair, "The Educa- 
tion of Jacqueline," by Claire de Pratz, "The Emigrant 
Trial," by Gera'.dine Bonner and "Joe Muller, Detec- 
tive," by Grace Isabel Colbron. They expect to have 
ready next month, Robert W. Chambers' spring book. 
"The Green Mouse." 

William Briggs has already issued of his spring list. 
"The Man Outside," by Wyiidham INIartyn, "The Foi-- 
tune Hunter," by Louis Joseph Vance, "The Nest of fclie 
Sparrowhawk," by Baroness Orczy, "Henry of Navarre," 
by May Wynne, "Sir Walter Raleigh," by Wm, Dever- 
eiix, "Don Q's Love Story," by K. and Hesketh Prichard. 
"Mary up at Gaffries," by S. C. Nethersole, "Under 
the Thatch," by Allen Raine and "In tlie Shade," by 
Valentina Hawtrey. 

.\. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, have decided to discon- 
tinue selling editions of their novels to Canadian pub- 
lishers, ajul as a resiilt they are themselves taking orders 
direct for their spring lisl. Their three leading titles 
are: "Dan Men'ithew," by Lawrence Perry, "Hopalong 
Cassidy," by Clarence E. Mulford, author of "Bar 20" 
and "The Politician," by Edith Huntington Mason. Other 
fiction titles are "Prince Izon," by James Paul Kelly. 
"A Vigilante Giri," by Jerome Hart, "The City of 
Six," by C. L. Canfield and "The Cardinal's Pawn," by 
K. L. Montgomery. 

The Macraillaii Co.. of Canada, have now ready 
"Tower of Ivory," l)v Gertrude Atherton, "Lost Face," 
by Jack London and "Kings in Exile," by Charles (i. 
D. Roberts. They announce that "A Modern Cliionicle, " 
l)y Winston Churcliill will appear in .\pril. "The Un- 
desirable Governess," by the late F. Marion Crawford, is 

to bv' published towards the end of this month. To theii 
published list, they have added "Litany Lane," by Mrs. 
Baillie Saunders, "The Human Cobweb," by Putnam 
Weale, "A Gentleman from Virginia," by Percy Brebner 
and "The Education of Uncle Paul," by Algernon Black- 
wood, all of which will be published shortly. 

The Musson Book Co. announce May 12 as the date 
of publication of Mrs. Humphry Ward's Canadian story, 
"Lady Merton, Colonist." They have just issued a first 
edition of "The Rosary," by Florence L. Barclay, for 
which they anticipate a big sale. A new edition of "The 
City of Beautiful Nonsense," by E. Temple Thurston is 
promised for this month. They will also have ready short- 
ly a new edition of "They and I," by Jerome K. Jerome. 
Of their spring list they have already issued "Lord Love- 
land Discovers America," by C. N. and A. M. Williamson, 
"Over the Quicksands," by Anna C. Ray, "The Snare of 
Circumstance," b}' Edith E. Buckley, "Strictly Business, 
liv O. Henrv. 


Importations by Canadian Publishers 

Books of General Interest being 
Brought in for the Benefit of Canadian 
Readers — Arrangements for Special 
Canadian Editions. 

.\k( lelland & Goodchild, Toronto, have arranged to 
im. ort a supply of "The First Great Canadian," by 
( harles B. Heed, published by A. ('. McClurg & Co., and 
all orders will he promptly filled. 

The Musson Book Co. have been appointed selling 
agents for the "Commercial Handbook of Canada" and 
"Oiiportunities in Canada," two business publications of 
Houston's Standard Publications, Toionto. 

McClelland & Goodchild have secured Canadian edi- 
tions of two popular nature books, "How to Know the 
Wild Flowers," by Mrs. W. S. Dana, and "Our Native 
Trees and Hnw to Identity Them," by Harriet L. 

The Copp, Clark Co. are now Canadian agents for 
ih" Hivcnialp I^ilcr.ii iii i- S( i-:es, published by Houghton. 
Mittiin &! Co., Boston. They will carry a complete stock 
of all the titles required for supplementary reading in 
Canadian schools. 

A new book in the popular "When Mother Lets Us" 
series, is now ready. Thjs practical hand book "When 
Mother lets us Sew," by Mrs. Ralston, fashion editor 
Ladies' Home .Journal, should prove a good seller with 
the trade. (McClelland & Goodchild). 

Recent works of a general nature ajjpearing through 
Musson, Toronto, are "Nerves and Common Sense," bv 
Annie Payson (all : "The Crime of the Congo," by A. 
Conan Doyle, (.'iO cts.); "Accounting Every Business Man 
Should Know," by K. E. Garrison, ($1.25) and "From 
the Bottom t"p " by Alexander Irvine. 

The Macmillan Co. of Canada have just brought in a 
stock of The Bright Story Readers, consisting of seven 
grades for children from five to fourteen years of age. 
In each grade there are several titles and prices run 
from six to eleven cents net. All the old favorite child- 
ren's stories are to l)e found in this series. 

An important book of .African travel, which will 
serve as a ifood inti'oducti(m to the Roosevelt book, to 
n|i|iear in the aiitunni is "Camera Adventures in African 
Wilds," by A. Radcliffe Dugmorc, F.R.G.S. ($5.00 net). 


in which are to be loiind 100 illustrations. The book is 
being published this month by the Musson Book Co. 

McClelland lic Goodchild, Toronto, have just publish- 
ed a Canadian edition of "Knffland and the English from 
an American point of \ iew," by I'rice Collier. This 
\ery popular work has already gone into seven English 
and .six American edition.s. It is said to be the only 
work on the subject published on this side of the Atlan- 
tic which has met with favor in England. 

A Canadian who has met with great .success on the 
platform in the L'nited States and elsewhere is Grenville 
Kleiser. Mr. Kleiser is also the author of several books 
on public speaking, which are having a large sale. Mc- 
Clelland & Uoodchild have arranged to carry these books 
in Canada, "How to Speak in Public," "How to Deve- 
lop Power and Personality in Speaking," and "Humorous 
Hits and How to: Hold an Audience," should prove very 
popular with the Canadian trade. 

A book out of the ordinary that will appeal to all 
lovers of the beautiful in nature has just been published 
by McClelland & (ioodchild, Toronto. It is "The Land- 
scape Beautiful," by Frank A. Waugh, professor of 
Horticulture and I.,an(lscap(' (Jardening, Massachusetts 
Agricultural Cdllige, Amhi rst, Mass. The illustrations 
are a \ery attractive feature of the book, numbering 49 
full-page engravings by the leading photographic artists 
of America, ($2.00 net). 

McClelland & Goodchild who aie Canadian agents 
for the Sunday School Times Co., have just received 
the following new publications of this house that will 
appeal to the Canadian trade: "Men and Missions., " by 
William T. Ellis ; "A Man's Book for Men," endorsed 
by the Layman's Missionary Movement, "How to Speak 
Without Notes," by Hobctt E. Speer ; "Knowing and 
Teaching the Sch(dar," by Dr. A. F. Shauffler ; "Evan- 
gelism Through Hilile Study." by F. S. Goodman ; 
"Amuru, The Home of the Noithern Semites," by Pro- 
fessor A. T. Clay. 

Among recent importations by the Copp, Clark Co. 
are the following publications of Archiblad Constable & 
Co.: "The Last Poems of (ieorge Meredith" ($1..S.5), 
"The Romantic Movement in English Poetry," by A. 
Symons ($3.1.5) : "Plays, Acting and Music," by A. 
Symons (Sl.SO) ; 'Ilanicwith," a book of Scottish poe- 
try, by Chas. .Murray, ($1.50) ; "Extinct .\nimals. " by 
Sir E. Ray Lankester ($L05), "Time and Clocks." by 
H. H. Cunyngham (7,icts.) ; "A (ierman Pompadour," 
by Marie Hay, ($1.K0) ; "War Songs of Britain," by 
Butler, ((iOcts.), and 'The Autobiography of Lord 
T w cedmoiith . " ( $ 1 ..lO) . 

Interesting Items about Canadiana 

Books, Shortly to Appear, of Special 
Interest to Canadians, — Several new 
Titles Recorded this Month — Books 
of Reference Prominent. 

.\|>ril 1") i.s (III- dale set for thf publication of Miss L. 
M. Miinl joinery 's third novel. "Kihncny of the Orchnrd."' 
hi view of llu' popiilarily of tiic Amu- books, this new 
story is awaited with special interest. 

An important vn'unu' on Ijiihrador, written by \V. (t. 
(losling. of St. .lohns, Xlld.. on "I-abrador. its Dispoven-. 
Kxploralioii and DovclupmiMit " will be published next 
inontii by the Mussoii Hi>ok Co., Toronto, in conjunction 

with the original English publish'-r. This book, the moM 
comprehensive yet published on Labrador, will run to 
GOO pages and will be well illustrated. 

William Briggs, announces the early publication of 
•'The Veteran and Other Poems," by R«v. Hamilton 
Wigle, minister of Ziou Methodist Church, Winnipeg. The 
style of the verse is somewhat like that of James Whit- 
comb Riley. 

Rev. D. V. Lucas, of St. Catharines, well-known as a 
lecturer, has prepared a volume on ""The Maories of New 
Zealand," which William Briggs has in course of prepara- 
tion. Mr. Lucas is the author of "Australia and Home- 
ward," an interesting travel book. 

The Musson Book Co. published last month B«v. 
Father A. G. Morioe's two-volume "History of the Cath- 
olic Church in Western Canada." In their make-up and 
general appearance, these books are a credit to tb* pub- 
lishers. They were made in Toronto. 

The Musson Book Co. will have ready this month thf 
long-expected "Dominion Who's Who." which has been 
compiled by Fred Cook, of Ottawa, and is being Lssued i 
by the Jx)ndon Times. It will bear a close resemblan** y 
in its format to the original I^nglish •'Who's Who." \ 

"The Birds of the Cross," is the title of a new volume 
of verse by Rev. Arthur John Lockhart. dealing with the 
Annapolis Valley. Mr. Lockliart is- a native of Nova 
Scotia, but he has been living f«ir some time in Maine. 
The book is published- by C. R. Lougee. Winterport. 
-Ma.' re. 

The volume on PieiTe Le iloyne. Sieur D 'Iber\'iUe. an- 
nounced month, by A. ('. McClurg & Co.. Chicago. L< 
to appear with the title. ••The First Great Canadian." 
publication day being March 19. Its author, as already 
noted, is Charles B. Reed, a brother of Myrtle Reed, the 

Those who appreciate the writings of Charle!> F. Ray- 
mond, which appeared for some years in the columns of 
the Toronto Star, will be pleased to hear that he has 
compiled a third volume for the Cheerful Life Series, 
published by the Dodge Publishing Co.. of New Y.>rk. 
wl'.ich will apjiear this year. Its title will be "The Happy 
Life." Its predeees.«ors were ••Chp«>r I'p" and "Just \w 

Vet another memorial volume is bein^ printed by 
William Briggs. this one being ••I)aniel McNeil Parker. 
M.l)., His .Viieesli^y and a Memoir of His Life." by his 
son. William Frtnlerick Parker. Wolfville. N.S. Tlie 
subject of the monnoir was for over tifty years a practis- 
ing piiysician in Halifax, and for a time was a mrmb»T 
of the Legislative .\ssembly. His son is .i lawyer, and 
was for a time in pjirtnei-ship with R. L B«rdi-n. The 
book will make a largo volume, which will be iiasned for 
private ciix-ulation only. 

In this month's list of interim copyrights appears an 
entry — "The Dominion of Canada, a General History of 
the Constitutional. Political. Financial. Kducation and 
Social Gix)wth of the whole Country From its nis«>vcrT 
to the Present Day." by .\rtliiir G. nougbty. Dominion 
Archivist (PJ volumes). Dr. Doughty on being inter- 
viewed with regain! to this work, -statetl no .h-cided 
action bad yet bwu taken about its publication. Me es- 
peote<l that the firs; two volumes would be ready towanis 
the end of the year, and would likely bo published in To- 
ronto. The work will b.- divided into two parts, the flrsl 
six volnnie.s dealing with the Dominion as .<« whole and 
the remaining six with the provinces. 



The Canadian Monthly List of Books 

A Record of all Books Bearing the 
Imprint of a Canadian Publisher. Is- 
sued in February and Early in March. 

Hawtrey, Valentina. In the Shade. Toronto: Briggs. 

Fi'ljniary. Cloth. $1.25. 
Henry, 0. Strictly Toronto: Musson. March. 



Atherton, Gertrude. Tower uf Ivory. Toronto: Macmil- 

lan. Fcl)ruary. Cloth, $1.50. 
Barclay, Florence. The Rosary. Toronto: Musson. March 

Cloth, $1.25. 

The heroine, the Honorable Jane Champion, stout, good-natured 
and plain of fafe, unwittingly causes a handsome young artist. Garth 
Dalmain. to fall in love with her by her wonderful singing of "The 
Kosary." at a concert given by her aunt. When he proposes to her. 
she refuses him on account of her plain looks, but almost breaks 
her heart in doing so, for she has learned to reciprocate his love. 
While she is traveling around the world, in a vain endeavor to drown 
her grief, she learns that he has met with an accident, through which 
he loses his sight entirely. She flies back to England and becomes 
his nurse, all unknown to him. The difficulty which she has to solve 
is to convince him that she really loves him and has not returned 
simply out of pity. That she succeeds in this object is of course to 
be expected. 

Bindloss, Harold. Thur.-itou of Orchard Valley. Tni-.)iiui: 
McLeod & Allen. February. Cloth, $1.25. 
In this novel Mr. Bindloss still deals with British Columbia. It 
is the story of an engineer who throws himself soul and body into 
the work of conquering a mighty river and. while he is fighting it. he 
wins the love of a woman, as proud as himself. The movement of the 
story crosses several times between British Columbia and tlir North 
of England, whence the young engineer comes, but most of the scenes 
are laid among the ranches, the forests and the mountains of the 
Blei, Franz I'he Pnwder Puff, a Ladies' Breviary. Ti - 

nmio: Musson. February. Cloth, $1.00. 
Buckley, Edith E. The Snare of CireuTnstances. Tnroatc: 
Mussnn. February. Cloth. $1.25. 
A young man has twice been tried for the murder of his uncle, 
being acquitted the second time, but with the cloud of suspicion still 
hanging over him. Two years later a New York reporter, Elmer 
Bliss, who has some ability as a detective, is engaged by a mysterious 
old man to clear up the case. Bliss rents Overlook, the house where 
the murder was committed and begins his investigations. Dangers 
are encountered as clue after clue turns up, and the final solution is 
most unexpected and thrilling. 

Call, Annie Payson. Xerves and Conimnu Sense. Toninin: 

Musson. Fel)ruary. Cloth, $1.25 net. 
Conington, John. The Aeneid of Virgil. Translated l)y 

John Coniugion. Macmillan's Po?ket Classics Series. 

Toronto: Maeinillan. February. 25 cents net. 
Courthope, W, J. A History nf English Poetry. Vol. VI. 

The Romantic Movement in English Poetry. Effects 

of the French Revolution. Toronto: Macmillan. Feb- 
ruary. Cloth. .$.3.25 net. 
Devereux, William. Sir Waller Raleidi. Toronto: Brigus 

February. Cloth, .$1.25. 
Doyle, A. Conan. The Crime of the Congo. Tnr(inlH: 

Musson. February. Cloth, 50 cents. 
Farrar, Dean. Eric; or. Little by Little. New Edition. 

Toroiitn: Macmillan. February. C'oth, 75 cents. 
Foster, R. F. Cali Xn. -W. Tomnto: Copp. February 

Chilh. $1.25. 
This is by all odds one of the best mystery stories which has 
Mijpeared for some time. It tells how two wealthy New Yorkers 
make a bet that if a crime be committed and the criminal be given 
a reasonable time to make his escape, the police would not be smart 
■ Tiough to catch him. A young Englishman volunteers to make the 
.attempt. In doing so he apparently becomes involved in a much more 
serious crime ? — the murder of the friend whom he had arranged to 
TOtt. A great number of mysterious circumstances surround the 
uhole affair through which the puzzled reader f.ails to see any dav- 
Iip;ht at all. The final explanation is as simple as it is unexpected. 

Garrison, E. E. Accnu'nting Every Business Man Shouhl 
Know. Toruiito: Musson. March. Cloth, $1.25. 

Grayson, David. Adventures in Contentment. New edi- 
tion. Toronto: Musson. February. Cloth, $1.25. 

Hickman, Albert. An Unoftieial Love Story. First Cana- 
dian edition. Toronto: Musson. February. Cloth, $1. 
Humphries, Sidney. Oriental Carpets. Toronto: Mac- 
millan. Colored illustrations. Feb. Cloth, $12.00. 
Irvine, Alexander. From the Bottom Up. Toronto: Mus- 
son. March. Cloth, $1.25. 
Jose, A. W. Growth of the Empire. Toronto : Briggs. 

February. Cloth, $L25. 
King, Irving. The Development of Religion. Toronto: 

Macmillan. February. Cloth. $1.75. 
=-=*Morice, The Rev. A. G., O. M. I. History of the 
Catholic Church in Western Canada, from Lake Su- 
perior to the Pacific (1659-1895). With maps and 
illustrations. Toronto: Musson Book Co. February. 
2 Volumes. xxiv.+362. and xi.-|-414 pages, 6x91/4 
iuchi,-. Cloth, $4.00. 
Orczy, Baroness. The Nest of the Sparrowhawk. Toronto: 
Hi iggs. Febi-uary. Cloth, $1.25. 
The author of "The Scarlet Pimpernel" has few superiors in 
weaving a romance of adventure and intrigue, and she has here 
chosen a period and a plot which give the fullest scope to her powers. 
The time is that of the Cavaliers and Roundheads. The Sparrowhawk 
that is .Sir Marmaduke de Chavasse. of Acol Court, in the Island of 
Thanet. a villain of the most thoroughgoing type, is when we first 
see him very near ruin. The Lord Protector, however, to whose 
party he belongs, has iiitied his impecuniosity. and placed under his 
guardianship Lady Sue Aldmarshe. the rich daughter of the Marquis 
of Dover, with an allowance of £4,000 a year for her maintenance 
until she comes of age. The money is a mere drop in the ocean of 
Sir Marmaduke's debts, and he comes to the conclusion that his only 
nieans of salvation will be to marry her and her fortune. As Lady 
Sue by no means cares for his person, he inflames the imagination of 
the lovely young girl by posing as a French prince of the blood 
rojal. The trick is played with consistent ingenuity, and we will 
not spoil the reader's pleasure by saying whether it succeeds or not. 
though we may state that, at any rate. Sir Marmaduke ultimately 
meets with a tragic end, whilst Lady Sue marries Michael Richard 
de Chavasse, nephew and heir of the Earl of Northallerton, the 
mystery of whose relationship to the Sparrowhawk is very cleverly 
interwoven with the mein story. 

Paxson, Frederick Logan. Tiie Last American Frontier. 
Stories fmui American History Series. Toronto: 
Macmillan. February. Cloth, $1.50 net. 
Pratt, Ambrose. The Living Mummy. Toronto : McLeod 
& .MU'u. F(bruary. C4ohh, .$1.25. 
Two rival archaeologists meet in the desert of the interior of 
Egypt. The older is absolutely unscrupulous and employs, wi*.h the 
help of another scientist. unseen powers to overthrow his young 
emmy. who has fallen in love with his daughter. The scene shifts 
down the Nile and thence to London, where the two allies use their 
power over a long dead Egyptian priest whose mummy they possess 
to compass the death of any one who opposes them. How the 
masterful hero v.ins his ladylove and the final reckoning for the arch- 
\illain make a surprising and thrilling climax. 

Prichard, K. and Hesketh. T>i>n Q's Love .Story. Toronto: 

Rri-u-s. February. Cloth, $1.25. 
Raine, Allen. Under the Thatch. Toronto: Briggs. Feb- 
ruary. Cloth, $1.25. 
Ray, Anna Chapin. Over the Quicksands. Toronto: Mus- 
son. February. Cloth. .$1.25. 
Quebec is once more the background of Miss Ray's story. As 
usual, the movement of the story is leisurely and there are many 
pages of character descript'on and analysis and much conversation in- 
tended to put the reader on intimate terms with the characters. 
Most of these characters are young people into whose lives come the 
conseq\iencrs with appalling force of the sins of their parents. It is 
entirely a drama of the inner life, with but few material happenings. 
Init there are many intense situations and not a little dramatic force 
in the way the story is developed. 

Rives, HalUe Erminie. The Kingdom of Slender Swoi'ds. 
Toronto: McLeod & Allen. Feb. Cloth, $1.25. 

America, with its adventures, scientific invention, and rapid woo- 
ings. plants itself in far Japan through a series of possible events. 
The heroine has two lovers. The villain has made a discovery by 




uhich he can disfilacp molrculrs to such distances that there is noth- 
ing left where there was once— for instance, a savage dog. He plots 
to dispose of battleships through this molecular displacement, and 
the plan is discovered. Aeroplanes, automobiles, a .Japanese girl, a 
lest father, the mobbing of the villain, and the marrying of the right 
man brings the l)Ook to a close. 

Roberts, Charles G. D. Kings in Exile. Toronto: Ma«- 
millaii. February. Clffth, $1.25. 

Sfiholar's English Dictionary. Containing nearly 14,000 
words. TiM-onto: Macraillan. Feb. Cloth, 10 cents net. 

Sven, Hedin, Dr. Trans-Himilaya. Cheaper edition, un- 
abridn-eJ. 2 volumes. Toronto: Macmillan. February. 
rioth! .$1..50. 

Thackeray, W. M. English Humorists. Edited by J. C. 
Castleman. Macmillan 's Pocket Classics Series. To- 
ronto: Macmillan. February. 25 cents net. 

Tilden, Tilford. Butternut Jones. New cheap edition. 
Tnrunto: Copp. February. Cloth, 75 cents. 

Tracy, Louis, Son of the Immortals. Toronto: Mi-T-eoil 
& Allen. February. Cloth, $1.25. 

A fictitious little kingdom in Eastern Europe figures in this 
.story. The hero, a scion of the royal family, who has been living 
an idle life in Paris, claims the crown at a crisis in the history of 
the country. He has no easy task and while he is accepted by the 
people, he has to meet the intrigues of a rival. The heroine, an 
American artist, whom the hero had met in Paris, figures largely in 
the plot. It is nltopther :\ fair example of the Zenda type of novel. 

Underwood, Horace Grant. The Ecligion of Eastern 
Asia. Tornnin: Macmillan. Feb. Cloth, .$1,50 net, 

Vance, Louis Joseph, The Fortune Hunter. Toronto: 
Briggs. February. Cloth, .$1.25. 

A young New Yorker of good birth and luxurious upbringing has 
been thrown upon his own resources. Various business openings are 
found for him by a college friend, hut he can make nothing of them. 
The friend, a thriving broker, has one more suggestion of a way to 
make a million in a year. The scheme is simple. "Think of the 
country he'resses." cries its promoter, "with plenty of money for 
two, pin'ng away, . . . hundreds of them, fine, straight girls, 
girls you could easily fall in love with, sighing their lives away for 
the lack of the likes of you." The experiment is made with perfect 
success : but. of course, the hero does not marry the country heiress, 
or he would cease to bo the hero. The problem is to have him marry 
the poor girt of his heart without remanding him to poverty : a 
liroblem which at experienced spinner of yarns like Mr. Vance could 
have no sort of difficulty in solving. 

WeUman, Francis L. .\. Day in Court. Toronto: Macmil- 
lan. February. Cloth.' $2.00 net. 

White, W. Holt. The Man Who Stole the Earth. To- 
ronto: Copp, Clark, February. Cloth. .$1.25. 

The author has essayed a daring plot, quite after the style of 
,Ti'li-B Verne in its uttf-r disregard for possibilities. The hero, a 
yovn? Enelishman, of Napoleonic determination, comes into control of 
a wonderful air-ship, which has been invented by a friend of his. 
This same friend has also discovered a terrible explosive, which can be 
carried around in small balls, and more wonderful still he has invent- 
ed a wireless instrument the size of a camera. With these weapons, 
the hero proceeds to make war on the King of Balkania in order to 
win his daughter, the Princess Diana. He becomes involved with the 
other European nations but in the end defeats them all and beoomes 
Pict.itor of the World. 

Williamson, C. N. and A. M. Lord Loveland Discovers 
Ameri.M. Toronto: Musson. February. Cloth. .$1.25. 
A young English nobleman is sent to America by his mother to 
get for himself a wealthy wih*. He carries letters of credit and of 
introduction i>ut soon after his landing matters occur which make it 
impossible for him to use either. He Is cast out of the WaIdorf-.\s- 
loria, and thereafter has an educating experience as a penniless so- 
journer in a strange Innd. The upshot of it all is that he reforms. 
ceTses to be conceited, begins to love his fellow-man and is duly re- 
warded by the acquirement of an heiress, whom he has wooed as a 
poor girl. The narr.itive is lively and commends itself even to the 
iaded reader. 

**Wise, Frank. The Empire Day by Day. Toronto: Mac- 
millan. Paper cover, 25 cents. 

Woodbury, George Edward, The Inspii-ation of Pt>etry. 
Toronto: Maoniillan. Febrn.iry. Cloth. $1.25 net. 

Wynne, May, Hcnrv of Navarre, Toronto: Briggs. Feb. 
Cloth. $1,25. 

Best Sellers During February 

Reports from the Leading Centres 
of Trade in Canada, w itfi a Summary 
Showing the Most Popular Books. 

Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 
Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracey. McLeod. 
Miss .Selina Lue. M. T. Davieso. Bobbs. 
My Lady of the South. Randall Parrish. McCIurg. 
Florentinei Frams. Elizabeth Robins. Moffat. Yard. 
Lord Loveland Di.scovers America. C. K. & A. M. 

Williamson. Musson. 

Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 
Passers By. A. Partridge. Musson. 
Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westmins^r. 
When a Man Marries. M. A. Reinhart. McLeod. 
■John Marvel. T. X. Page. Copp. 
Little Sister Snow. Franees Littlf. Musson. 

Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 
.■\nne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Anne of Oreen Gables. L. M. Montgomerj-. Page. 
White Walls. Max Pemberton. Ward Lock' 
Sporting Chance. A. and C. Askew. Ward Lo«k. 
Son of the Immortals. I.. Tracy. McLeod. 

Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 
Songs of a Sourdough. R. W. Service. Briggs 
Hungry Heart. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 
(Ticechako fBallads of a1. R. W. Service. Brigirs. 
.■\nne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery Pagp. 
Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 

Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster, 
.lohn Marvel. T. N. Page. Copp. 
-Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Pae-e. 
Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briers 
Songs of a Sourdoueh. R. W. Service. Briges. 
Anne of Green Gables. T, M Montgomery. Page. 

Kintrdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod 
Mare-arita's Soul. J. D. Bscon. Mcl^eod. 
I^ird Ix)veland Discovers .\merica. C. N. & A. M. 

Williamson. Musson. 
Foreicner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 
Son of the Immortals. I,. Tracy. Mcljeod. 
Furnace of Gold. P V. Michels. McTjeod. 

Kinirdom of Slender Swords. H. E, Rives. McLeod 
Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 
Calling of Dan Matthews. H. B. Wright. Mcl>eod 
Old Rose and Silver. Myrtle Reed. Putnam 
.\nne Veronica. H. G. Wells. Copp. 
Sailors' Knots. W. W. .Jacobs. Copp. 

.\ttic Gtiest. R. E. Kn^wles. Frowde. 
Txird Loveland Discovers .\merica. C. 

Williamson. Musson. 
.\nne of .\vonlea. L. M. Montgomery 
Silver Horde. Rex Beach Harper. 
Foreigner. Ralnh Conni^r Westminster 
Inner Shrine, .•\nonymons Musson 

Sparniws. H W. (.". Newte. Kenneiiey 
Dancer Mark. R. W Ch.imbers. McT^eod 
Title Market Emilv Post Dodd. 

y A A M 




Uttermost Farthing. M. A. B. Lowndes. Kcnnerley. 
Cupid's Understudy. E. S. Field. Watt. 
Truxton King. G. B. McL'utcheou. Briggs. 


Kosary. Floieiice Barclay. Mus.-^ou. 

Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 

Anne of (ireen Gable.s. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

Tyrant. Mrs. De la Pasturb 

Lord Lo\ eland Uiscovrs America. C. N. & A. M. 

Williamson. Musson. 
Fortune Hunter. Jos. Vance. C'opi). 


Lord Lo\ eland Uistovers America. C. K. & A. M. 

Williamson. Musson. 
Son of the Immortals. L. Tracy. McLeod. 
Thurston of Orchard \alley. Harold Bindloss. Mc- 
Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 
Nest of the Sparrownawk. Baroness Orezy. Briggs. 
Furnice of Gold. P. V. Mighels. McLeod. 


Son of the Immortals. L. Tracy. McLeod. 
Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 
Lord Loveland Discovers America. C. N. & A. M. 

Wil iamson. Musson. 
Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 
Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

Port Arthur. 
Silver Horde. Hex Beach. Harper. 
Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 
White Sister. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 
Fortune Hunter. L. J. Vance. Briggs. 

5. Furnace of Gold. P. V. Mighels. McLeod. 
ti. Up Grade. Wilder tioodwin. Musson. 

1. The Up Grade. Wilder Goodwin. Musson. 

2. Passers By. Anthony Partridge. Musson. 
•i. Open Country. Hewlett. McLeod. 

1. Old Rose and Silver. Myrtle Reed. Putnam. 
5. Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

St. John, N.B. 

1. Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 

2. Lord Loveland Discovers America. C. N. & A. M. 

Williamson. Musson. 

3. Antonio. Ernest Oldmeadow. Macmillian. 

■1. Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
5. Gateway. Harold Begbie. 

(i. Old Rose and Silver. Myrtle Reed. Putnam. 

1. Son of the immortals. Louis Tracy. McLeod. 

2. Lord Loveland Discovers America. C. N. & A. M. 

Williamson. Musson. 
'A. While Wal s. Max Pembertuii. Ward, Lock. 

4. Beechy. B. Van Hutten. Musson. 

5. Snare of Circumstance. E. E. Buckley. Musson. 

6. Living Mummy. Ambrose Pratt. McLeod. 

Canadian Summary. 


1. Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives 62 

2. Lord Loveland Discovers America. C. N. & A. 

M. Williamson 57 

3. Foreigner. Ralph Connor 54 

1. Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracy 45 

5. Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery 33 

fi. Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery 24 

Ward, Lock 

& Co.'s List 



"Mystery" lias always been the keynote of Mr. Oppenheim's striking roman- 
ces, and "Bernice" is full of it. One may safely assert this is the most puzzling 
and moving story the author has written. 

WHITE WALLS MAX pemberton 

"There is plenty of incident of a kind that erips. and ihe whole tale is given 
with the nerve and vividness which one expects from its author's pen. There are 
passages of really fine de«:riprion. for which the icene of the story fives excellent 
scope. "-- r^f Quern. 


"As full of excitement and thrills as a three hundred and twenty page story can 
possibly be. Vice is vanquished and virtue rewarded to the full satisfaction of the 
reader, and the most exacting lover of sensations must own that Mr. White has pro- 
vided many in "The Sundial,"— ManfAcrt^r Cetirirr. 


"A delightful story, and Joy herself a wholly delightful little person, Joy is 
all charm and sweetness, spreading happiness around her, and deserving her name 
in every way." — Fren/um's Journal. 



"The popular authors of this novel have invented something new. even in annals 
of the Turf. Readers who follow the hero's adventures on the turf in this excit- 
ing book will be keen to know what after all what was the result of his final etTort 
to win his race, his fortune, ami his love."— The (ilohr. 

''"" Minteor 

/.v. Monthly Jtlaga^in0 /-v. A'lonthly 

contains contributions by 




(Author of " The Viper of Milan") 
and others. 

The articles of this number are many and varied : 


Fully discussed by SIR HENRY SETON CARR 
A fourth article in the new series on 


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By R. F. Foster 

Author of '^ Foster's 
Complete Ifoyle," etc. 

"A detective-love cocktail 
— half detective story, half 
love story, well shaken." 
— Canadian Courier. 

Cloth, $1.25 

The Man Who Stole 
the Earth By Hoit white 

It is scarcely possible to open a newspaper in these 
days without cominaf across one or more references to 
airsliips. The tale, therefore, of a man who dominated 
the whole world bj- means of a master airship should 
be eagerly read by a large public. 

Frontispiece and Wrapper in Color, Cloth, $1.25 

The Losing Game 

By Will Payne 

This is said to be the first time that the mechanism of 
a big bucket-shop has been disclosed in terms at once 
understandable, human and dramatic. The Sahtriiay 
Ex'cninir Post published the story as a serial — probably 
as good a testimonial as could be desired to its sustained 
interest and wide human appeal. 

Eight Illustrations, Cloth, $1.50 

A Disciple of Chance 

By Sarah Dean 

Author oj " T ravers"' 

The author has caught ail- 
mirably the spirit of the 
days of the Georges, when 
the ^'oung gentleman must 
be a reckless gambler, a 
sure-eyed duellist, and 
above all, .a polished court- 
ier—perfect in tlress and 
manners -an ideal lover. 
Published March 15th. 

Cloth, $1.25 

The Prodigal Father 

By J. Storer Clouston 
Autlwr of ''The Lunatic at Large," etc. 

The publi-hcrs have the (jrcaf "t confidence in Ibi" drligbtful 
Htory. which in their opinion will riesor^edlj' rei>e*t the irach 
CC8.H of "The Lunatic at Ijir^e." 

Cloth. $1.25 

Pools of Silence 

By H. de Vere Stacpoole 

What L'ncle Toni'^ tahin w.u to the .Vuioni-an Slare, the 
Pools of Silence in to the ."ilavci- of \\\v Congo. 

Cloth, $1.25 

Butternut Jones 

By Tilden Tilford 

A Breezy Western Story. 

Frontispiece, Cloth, 75 cents 

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Edited by the Countess of Aberdeen. l*rc>idcnt l.C W. A 
series of impressions written hy the represen«ti\ e* of the 
various delei^ttinns attending the QuitiquennUd mectinir of 
the International Council of NVonicn In Canada. June, Ife. 

Attractive Cover. 35 cents 

Vehicles of the Air 

By Victor Lougheed 

.Member of the Aeronautic S*x-Ht^". Founder Member 
Society of Automobile Kn*;ineopii, 

A Popular Exposition of Modem .\ero- 
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This book (Kwitively present* every kno>' 
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This is the story that is so good that people are forgetting 
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wherein climax treads always upon the heels of climax ; 
fine in its love interest, and altogether a delight to the 
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21970. Canadian Turf KecollectionB and Other 
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loionto, -iid I'eoiuary. 

2la/a. .ire \ou Jfiopeily iubured f Ur Lto Vou 
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'ilJiii. Alt i ortfolio with auggestions to fupiU. 
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2ljib. Ontario Blank Drawing Book, So. 1. Uon. 
Uobert Allan l yne, .Minister of t.ducation for Ontario, 
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Zii)i\). Ontario blank Drawing Book, So. i. Hon. 
iiouert -Vlian lyne. Minister of education for Ontario, 
Toronto, Jtli !• euruary. 

2I08U. Freehand I'ractice Copy Book, So. b. By W. 
.\. Mclntjre, li.A., LL.D. The Copp, Clark Company, 
Limited, Toronto, 7th February. 

21962. Educational Handwork. By T. B. Kidner. 
(.Book.) Ihe Educational Book Company of Toronto, 
Limited, Toronto, 7 th February. 

22000. Canadian Law Ust, laiO. cBook.) Henry 
Cartw right and Iteginald A. Wharton, Toronto, 10th 

22U01. Life insurance and How to Write it. Pub- 
lished in 'Office and Field," Toronto, Ont. (.Temporary 
( o,iyright.J William Brough Campbell, Toronto, 10th 

22018. The Maritime Financial Calendar and Daily 
Memorandum, lUlO. (Book.) Norman Binmore, Montreal, 
12th Feliruary. 

2201H. Canadian Law Journal Almanac, 1910. 
(Book.) Arthur Henr-y O Brien, Ottawa, 12th February. 

22020. Montgomery's Cheese Factory Ledger and 
.\ccount Book. (Book.) William Henry Montgomery, 
Township of Kitley, C ounty of Leeds, Ont., 14th Feb- 

22022. The Toronto City Directory, 1910. (Book.) 
Might Directories, Limited, Toronto, llth February. 

22033. Index to Dominion and Provincial Statutes 
From the llarliest Period Down to 1st July, 1909. By 
.v. McNaiighton Stewart, B.C.L. iBook.) John Lovell 
& Son, Limited, Montreal, 15th February. 

22011. Fifty-five Yeats in the Wilds of the North 
West and the Koeky Mountains. By Henry John Mob- 
erly. (Temporary Copyright.) Henry ,lohn Moberly. 
Macdowell, Saskatchewan, 17th February. 

22012. A New Method of Tuning the Harp. By A. 
Frteland, M.D., CM. (Book.) A. Frecland, Ottawa. 

22018. Whispering Smith. By Frank H. Speanaan. 
(Book.) MiLood &, .\llon, Toronto. I9th Febru.-iry. 

22050. Troati.^e on the Protection of Forest from 
Fire. By W. C. J. Hall .ind B. L. O'Hara. (Book.) 
William Charles John Hall and Brian Lynch OHara, 
yuehec, IJue., 21st February. 

22056. Morroy's Directory. ISIO. for the Counties of 
Brant. Klifin. Norfolk and Oxford, and the Townships 
of Dorchester North and F'.asthope South. (Book.) 
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22057. St. Thomas Pire^torr, 1910. (Book.t Union 
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A Montreal lady who has written a clever novel, 
'* The Arch-Satirist." 

Gossip of the Month 

Another luminary has arisen in the literary firma- 
ment to brighten that particular corner of the sky from 
which our Canadian authors shine. Frances de Wolfe 
Fenwick, whose first novel, "The Arch-Satirist," is being 
published simultaneously in the United States and 
Canada this month, is the latest addition to the ranks 
of Canadian novelists, and, judging from her work, she 
will ably sustain the reputation of the company into 
which she has entered. Miss Fenwick (who, by the way, 
is now Mrs. F. B. Williams of Hartford, Conn., having 
been married last spring) comes of a well-known Mon- 
treal family. Her unele. Dr. George Fenwick, was for 
many years one of the leading surgeons in Canada and 
was connected with McGill University. Her father, Mr. 
William I. Fenwick, was for some time secretary of the 
Montreal Stock Exchange, and is still very popular in 
Montreal society. Another uncle is Archdeacon Young 
of London, Ontario. She is connected on her mother's 
side with the De Wolfes, one of the well-known families 
of Nova Scotia. Mr. De Wolfe of De Wolfe & Fiske Co., 
the Boston publishers and booksellers, is her uncle. 

"The Arch-Satirist" is Miss Fenwick's first book, 
but she has had considerable experience in writinjc shoit 
stories for the magazines, and was also for a time sec- 
retary to pi'. Andrew Maophail, editor of the University 
Magazine. Dr. Macphail, who is himself a novelist of 
repute, praises lier work highly. Miss Fenwick both 
studied and taught elocution some years ago and is thus 
qualified to seize and elaborate the dramatic possibili- 
ties of any situation. 

* « « 

A tale is going the rounds at present, which cer- 
tainly tends to the glorification of Robert W. Service, 
the poet of the Yukon. Whether it is absolutely true or 
not, the writer is not prepared to state. It would seem 
that when Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on his memor- 

able journey to the South polar regions, he made up a 
small library of books to help to brighten the long and 
monotonous days, when there would be need for some 
diversion of the sort. Poetry was for the most part 
tabooed, but a friend handed Shackleton a small volume 
of verse, which he said that the explorer should certainly 
have with him, for it breathed the spirit of the regions 
of snow and ice. Shackleton took the book and it 
proved to be all that his friend stated. It was read 
many times during the course of the journey and its 
stirring verses were learned by heart. The book was of 
course "The Songs of a Sourdough," and when he re- 
turned Shackleton showed what a hold it had on h!ra, 
by repeating verses from it at various l)anquets teiideied 
to him. 

The Yukon has been an inspiration to more tlum 
Service, and there is a literature of the Yukon springing 
up, which will take a prominent place in the world of 
letters in days to come. Two books about fhat wild 
northern country are to be published this summer l)y a 
Toronto house, mention of which has already lieon made 
in these columns, — "The Stampeder" and "God'si Fron- 
tiersmen." These books are now in course of prepara- 
tion. While it will be some months yet before they will 
be issued^ salesmen have been taking advance orders 
from the booksellers for them and, if these sales may be 
taken as a criterion, the success of the books is assured. 
They have been welcomed everywhere, simply because 
there is a genuine demand for books about our own 
country. The trade know how well these Canadian books 
sell and they are willing to take a risk and order heavily 
in advance of publication. 

The practice of issuing what are known as cheap re- 
prints of copyright fiction has invaded Canada and all 
our Canadian publishers are now directing their atten- 
tion to the production of new editions of books which 
have had a good run in the regular $1.25 edition. This 
is a move which should be ai)preeiated by the public, for 
it places first-class books within the reach of the average 
person. Many people are unable to pay $1.25 for a book, 
but find it quite possible to spend 50 ets. for one. The 
most notaljle books to be brought out in the cheap 




editions this season are Ralph Connor's earlier successes 
and Sir Gilbert Parker's novels. The new editions are 
almost as good as the first editions and there will 
doubtless be a big sale for them. 

Some one may ask, why is it not possible to produce 
these novels at the outset in the cheaper form ? It is 
true there would be a larger sale, which might make up 
for the loss on individual copies, and in many cases 
there would be a gain, but it must be remembered that 
one good book must often be made to offset a number 
of failures. it would be practically impossible for a 
publisher to produce a series of new novels at fifty cents, 
for, while one or two might bring good returns, the bal- 
ance might be failures. Then again, the demands of 
authors for heavier royalties, is a factor which is put- 
ting back tlie day of the cheaper novel. 


Who has followed his book of essays on Shakespeare wllh 
a book entitled *' The Rell£ion of a Layman." 

Professor Osborne, whose "Faith of a Layman " has 
just been published, is a graduate in Arts of Victoria 
and Toronto Universities, but has since liis graduation 
been Professor of English and French literature at 
Wesley College, Winnipeg, an institution which shares 
the arts work of the University of Manitoba. Professor 
Osborne is a most successful teacher. He is known, 
however, much more widely as a public speaker. For 
some years his addresses on literature and on questions 
of public interest have been in great demand, and he has 
also taken an active part in politics. Hut his dccpost 
sympathies have been in the moral and religious realms, 
and his new book of essays will be found to emphasizo 
this. There is a young Canada, both east and west, 
which will feel that it has first found literary expression 
in the pages of yiis volume. Professor Osborne has al- 
ways peculiarly had the car of thoughtful young men. 

The publication of Agnes [leans Cameron's book of 
travel, "The New North," last fall has brought much 
fame to that intrepid explorer and vigorous literary 
worker. Miss Cameron is now engaged in journalistic 
work in London, but she is still true to Canada and 
writes about its mighty west whenever she has an op- 
portunity. She has impressed her personality on the 

Londoners, for it is no uncommon thing to run across 
articles about her or from her pen in the Knglish news- 
papers and magazines which reach us here in Canada. 
Miss Cameron was originally a school teacher, but she 
had a hankering after journalism and finally burst the 
trammels of school life, and set to work in a new and 
wider field. She took Canada's Wheat Helt as her 
specialty and has made it much better known to the 
world than it would have otherw^ise been. The daring 
voyage she made down the Mackenzie River to the 
Arctic Ocean gave her a splendid subject for her book. 
"The New Korth," and it is pleasant to know that it 
has had a fine large sale. 

A glance at the following pages will demonstrate 
that Canadian writers are far from idle at the present 
time. In fact it is astonishing to see how much good 
sound literary work is in hand. And our record is by 
no means complete. Many another writer is busily en- 
gaged to-day in producing books which will see the light 
in the fall or perhaps not until the following spring. It 
is noteworthy to observe what a big share clergymen 
are taking in this literary work. A count would show 
that nearly fifty per cent, of the books announced are by 
clerics. And why should this not be the case 1 The 
average Canadian clergyman has sufficient leisure and 
sufficient opportunities of observation to make it possi- 
ble for him to spend considerable time in writing. 

This months' grist of new books includes several 
important titles. We have Mr. Gosling's exhaustive work 
on Labrador, which will take its plate as the most com- 
prehensive volume on this subject yet issued. Then there 
is Charles B. Reed's exceedingly entertaining biography 
of "The First Great Canadian." Professor Osborne's 
"Faith of a Layman" has already been mentioned. In 
fiction, Dorothy Dean Tate's "Story of Yuku," is an 
achievement of which that young lady may well be 
proud, while in Frances De Wolfe Fenwick's "Arch- 
Satirist " we have a keen and shrewd dissection of hu- 
man motives and morals. 


A ntv Ctnadiio noTcl'tt, vbo b» vriifta * tiriklat 
•tory called "The StampcJer." 


Canadian Women Writers — Have They Yet Arrived!^ 

What the Members of the Canadian Press Club of Women are Accomplishing in 
the Field of Letters — A Remarkable Array of Talent — Something About Them. 

By Mary Markwell. 

-. H F Canadian Press Club oJ •women number one 
■ hundred and nine writers, of whom perhaps fifty 

1 depend upon the pen for a living. Of this num- 

ber there are by actual count only twenty who 
have reached the dignity of authorship, and only seven 
who may be said to have "arrived." It must be re- 
membered that writers and authors are distinct from 
each other, just as painter and artist differs ; compilers 
and contributors are numerous, but the inventor, creator, 
stands almost alone. It were a difficult matter to 
decide to-day who of our Canadian women are shaping 
formative influences in letters. The poor laborers of 
the pen whose "Women's Page" demands a daily grind 
of words, mere words, cannot be expected to erect struc- 
tures of thought, ornamented by pillars of imagination ; 
b.;t ihtse faithful inilers throughout the land are doing 
their little best in gathering together the materials, 
just as the brickmaker carries the clay, shaping it, and 
making ready for the fires the blocks which shall be 
used in construction a day later. 

Others again are heard tuning up their instruments, 
and some day doubtless we shall hear that much de- 
layed but long wished for symphony, and when it comes 
it shall have in its fullness all that was of beauty in 
the past and all that is of hope in the future. 

If Canada may be said to have a literature, then, 
vested in its women writers, first in order of excellence 
comes Madame Frechette whose work has a finish, and, 
as a literary critic said of it, "has the wear and glow 
of the diamond." Three novels stand to her credit, and 
Harper's, Scribner's, The Century, and like high-class 
magazines accept her work. Nest Agnes Laut, whose 
work comes under the heading of research, and whose 
historical writings have placed her a leading figure in 
the stately march of Canadian immortals, is the best 
known woman writer Canada claims. She is the highes't 
paid woman writer on the American continent, and has 
attained the dignity of "Advisor" on four leading Amer- 
ican magazines ; this may be taken to mean she con- 
trols the literary rein of American pacers. She is the 
most modest of women, and wears her honors with a 
quiet dignity good to see. 

Agnes Deans Cameron, who is a British Columbian, 
has within two short years leaped to the front rank in 
the army of Ink. Amazons. Her work is virile ; she has 
intuition as well as grasp, and her first book, "The New 
North," contains everything the critic might desire. It 
is a book of facts, and these tacts are set forth in a 
charming way ; and the woman herself permeates every 
page. She bids fair to do great things for Canada. At 
present she occupies the important position of Canadian 
editor on a big London, Eng., daily newspaper. 

Katherine Hughes, whose work represents care and 
labor as well as deep thought, has taken a quite unex- 
plored field in Canadian literature ; she is the first 
western woman biographer of the day. Miss Hughes' 
work is quick with life and action ; and shows a high 
sense of the sacrcdness and purpose of the pen. In her 
newspaper work on the Montreal Star, as later on the 
Edmonton Bulletin, her editorial work was spoken of as 
"good as a man's." Miss Hughes was recently ap- 
pointed statistician to the Alberta Oovcrnment. 

"Sowing Seeds In Danny," brought Mrs. Nellie Me- 
Clung to the fore. A second book, "The Second Chance" 
is now in the printer's hands. Mrs. McClung's strong 
point in writing is her intensely human touch ; she is 
the best child-painter we have — and her writing reaches 
right down into the pocket of your heart. She lives 
with her little family away out on the plains of Mani- 
toba, and it is there she found the types she has given 
us so beautifully true to life. Mrs. McClung is yet a 
very young woman ; she has a big field and she is likely 
to hold it as it is her pre-emption in all truth. 

Lily Lefevre has the prestige of Grant Allen as 
kinsman to give her work in prose and verse notice ; but 
this lady is said to possess great orginality of thought. 
She was a prize-winner in one comiietition at least, and 
in 1895 she published a volume of poems entitled : "The 
Lion's Gate." She is the wife of a distinguished physi- 
cian in British Columbia. 

Mrs. .Julia Henshaw's name is familiar as a writer 
of Alpine Climbing in the Rocky Mountains, and her 
work embraces almost every topic j'ou might mention. 
She published a delightful book on the flora of British 
Columbia ; has at least two novels to her credit, and 
contributes to many English magazines. She is the 
most versatile of our western Canadian women writers. 
Alice Ashworth Townley's "Opinions of Mary," fol- 
lowing close upon "Just A Little Girl" and "Just A 
Little Boy," shows that humor and dramatic touch 
which belongs to a writer who possesses the child heart. 
"The Opinions of Mary," set in essay form, delight 
while they instruct. 

In Mrs. Isabel Ecclestone Maokay we find promise of 
future high work. She is a poet by nature and she 
sings as the bird sings, out of pure fulness of joy. Her 
poem "The Homesteader," brings her pretty close to 
"Moira O'Neil," whose writings on the prairie west are 
allowed to be perfect in form. Moira O'Neil (Mrs. 
Skrine), cannot be called a Canadian writer, though her 
subjects are largely Canadian. While she lived in Al- 
berta on a ranch her articles in Blackwood attracted 
much attention. I think her "Lady's Life on a Ranch," 
is the best thing that was ever written on the west. 

Mrs. Claire Fitzgibbon ("Lally Bernard"), who is 
equally gifted in voice and pen, has certain signs of the 
'Child of Fortune." Her early life was spent in the 
atmosphere of politics, where, as the guest of her aunt, 
Lady Macdonald at EarnscliH, she became imbued with 
such extreme conservatism that she never forgot it. A 
charming personality and of good common sense, she is 
loved by other women ; and as a worker she excels. Her 
writings belong particularly to the Toronto Globe, 
which first discovered her, but all the large English 
magazines give her place. She is an enthusiastic "Can- 
adian" — a tariff reformer to the back bone, and as a 
public speaker is well known at home and abroad. She 
is at present writing a Canadian novel, the tirst chapters 
of which 1 was permitted to see, and when it comes out 
the prairie land will applaud. Mrs. Fitzgibbon is a step- 
daughter of the late D'Alton McCarthy. 

Lady Edgar's "Life of General Brock." and "Ten 
Years of Upper Canada." make her an acceptable mem- 
ber of the craft. Katherine Hale's "Canadian Flag 

T 1 1 F. ( • A X A D TAX BOOKMAN 

Song," if she wrote nothing else, would give her place 
in ink-circles ; hear the ringing words : 

"Live for your Flag, Builders of the North ! 

Age unto age shall glorify its worth ; 

Of precious blood its red is dyed. 

The white is honor's sign, 

Through weal or ruth its Blue is truth. 

It's might the Power Divine." 

1 sometimes wonder why this fine poom has not been 
set to music ? 

"Faith Fcnton" seems to have drifted away from us. 
She was a fine writer and had a large following at one 
time ; her marriage probably removed the urgent neces- 
sity tor work, and if so, 'tis pity. 

Sara .Jeanctte Duncan has long ago reached the 
higher levels. To my mind "PTis Honor and a Lady" is 
her best work. 

"Kit" of the Mail-Empire, represents all that is 
good in newspaper writings. She may be said to be a 
pioneer in the work ; her influence is wonderful, and she 
has the biggest following of any woman-pager in or out 
of Canada. Kit was asked by Major Pond to go on the 
public platform on her retuin from Cuba, whither she 
went as "War Correspondent" for the Mail-Empire dur- 
ing the Philippine war. Oddly enough, she is so nervous 
she cannot speak from a platform, and shakes at the 
knees if asked to address half-a-dozen fellow-women 
writers ; but pen in hand her eloquence is as the flow- 
ing river. Kit has beauty as well as brains, and is a 
personality of rare charm. She is the wife of Dr. Cole- 
man, of Hamilton, Ont. 

Valance Patriarch is the most recent writer heard 
from. Her book "The Chien Boule Dog," took like 
wildfire in the west where she is known as the shyest of 
women. She has just closed a contract with her pub- 
lisher for the next five years' work, and a second book 
is almost completed. She is a charming hostess in Fort 
Rougo. Winnipeg, and her ability extends to house- 
keeping as Avell as writing. You meet her occasionally 
in social life, whore she is looked upon as a wit and a 
splendid converser. Valance Patriarche has "arrived." 

"Francoise." Miss Robertine Barry, of Montreal. death was recently chronicled had the distinction 
of being the only woman who owned, edited and con- 
ducted her own magazine. "I^e .Tonrnal do Francoise" 
had an osnecial place in Newspaper Row-, and its bril- 
liant editress wielded a certain power in politics as well 
as art. A lovable woman was Francoise — and her place 
will be hard to fill. She was made the President of the 
Canadian Women's Press Club, and amongst its mem- 
bers she was known as "Our Dear Fr.ancoise." She 
wrote a book of poems in the French language, and 
manv brochures on varying subjects. She died at Mon- 
treal a few months ago. 

"Peggv." Mrs. Balmer Watt, sends out a clear note 
from the high lands of the North. She is the author of 
"Town and Country," a dainty little book descriptive 
of life out west. "Vcc^s^v" writes brightly, cleverly and 
as one who observes. Her husband is the proprietor of 
"The News," in Edmonton. 

Maria T.iaw.son, of the Victoria Colonist, is the author 
of a "School History of Canada." She colahorrated 
with Rosalind Young in a geography-history of Canada 
Miss T,awson is a woman-editor who writes on big sub 
jects, and she conducts the best child-page in any news- 
paper T know. 

Mrs. Harris, a daughter of the late Sir .Tames Doug- 
lass, is the author of the first book of Indian T!egends 
written in Canada. Kate Simnson-Hayes follower! with 
a "T.ogond of the Wo^t." .niid T have seen it somowhore 

stated that she produced the first book of short tales in 
the Canadian west. 

Evelyn Gunne, of Kenora, Ont., is the author of a 
book of poems of very real worth, and she is a song- 
writer of .some distinction. Her "Builders," which came 
out in the Canadian Magazine, was copied from end to 
end of Canada ; she is at present engaged in short story 
writing. She resides at Kenora. w!iere her hu^and 
practices medicine. 

Pauline .Johnson, best known of all Canadian women 
writers, has lately left off platform work, and is quietly 
housed in Vancouver, B.C. She possesses every attri- 
bute of the artist ; her poems are exquisite drifting 
musical notes, and the divine afflatus dwells within her. 
Her place in literature is unique. Being of Mohawk ori- 
gin, her blood intermingling with the two rivers, there is 
something of the song of the rapids and the calmer 
ripple of the flow in her verse. 

Amelia Paget has recently contributed to book 
.shelves in a collection of Indian folklore and legends. 
But little has been said regarding this important sub- 
ject and Mrs. Paget, herself a daughter of the plains, 
should speak with authority. In this volume, intended 
as a reference-book, there is lacking nothing in subject, 
but unfortunately the lady seems not to have possessed 
the "trick" of arranging her facts so as to make them 
appear to the best advantage. Had Mrs. Paget colla- 
borated with some experienced writer her book would 
have undoubtedly been the rage. "Some one had blun- 
dered," it is evident. 

Grace Dennison, "Lady Gay" of Toronto Saturday 
Night, whose writing shows large intuitive perceptions, 
appears to be too confined for her free and dashing style 
of composition. I imagine "Lady Gay" capable of 
greater things than a weekly page : but "the grind" of 
duty has kept this delightful essayist rather in the back- 
ground. I fear. She is a delightful converser. a fine 
French scholar and her grist each week show^ hard 

Then we have Maud Regan (prize essayist i ; Mary 
MiKav Scott, the founder of "The Wiman's .Tournal'": 
Mrs. S. .7. Graham, whose "Etchings From a Parsori-. 
Veranda" made no small stir : .\nna M. Wilson, wir.r-.^r 
of a thousand dollar prize offered by the Chicago Post. 
Mrs. M. Forysth Grant, who writes on history. We 
have Helen Gregory Fleshcr. a critic and scholar : Eva 
Brodlique. Mary B. Sandford. Annie Robertson. Mme 
Duval, a true poetess : Mary Morgan with two books of 
verse to her name. Madam Dandurand. the only comedv 
writer we have : ATlle. Beauprc. in scholarly rhyme. Mmo 
Thibeault. and "Felicite Angers" who claims the dis- 
tinction of writing the first French-Canadian novels : 
.\nnie L. .lack, whose "Book of Gardening" delights ; 
Eliza S. Mcleod in patriotic verse : .lean F. E. Xealis. 
of St. ,Tohn, N.B.. whose writings I recollect so lone 
ago as five-and-twenty years : .\nnie Rothwell Christie, 
writer of four story books, and of whom Sir Edwin Ar- 
nold wrote : "The best war songs of the Canadian re- 
bellion were written by .\nnie Rothwell" : no sm.-jll 
pra'se this. .Mice M. .^rd.igh and .\mv Parkinson, both 
poetesses, and Emily Weaver, whose "Canadian History 
for Boys and Girls" is well known. 

You will find on library shelves n small \ ' ■ 
verse by Pamelia Vining Vule. dated ISSI. but • 
singer sleeps the sleep that knows no w.'tking 
Isabel Valnney Crawford, she did not live to ■ 
worth of her work. 

Marjory MacMurchv, and Kafherine L. Tjiwson are 
both well known names in Toronto literary circles. Then 
we h.ive Sarah .\ Curzon. whose "T-inm Serord " s«t 


her in front ranks, Lily E. F. Barry, of Montreal : 
Anna T. Sadlier in translations ; Blary Russel Chesley, 
a Quaker cuntroversalist, and also Margaret P. Murray 
with Maud Ogilvy, of Montreal, whose work is along 
biographical lines. Agnes Fitzgibbon, a grand daughter 
of Sussana Moody, herself one of the first of Canadian 
writers, but whose work "Roughing It in The Bush" 
nearly "did" for Canada as a homeland for the emi- 
grant ; Amy Burlinguist, a prolifio magazine contribu- 
tor ; Emma Wells Dixon, whose "Miss Dexie" made a 
continent lauii'h ; Madge Robertson, too, well known 
amongst the best, and last but not least, "Jean 
Blewett," sweet singer of the land she so loves. In Jean 
Blewett we have the true poet — and when the long line 
of writers of the young nation comes to be looked at 
from a perspective of time and memory, first in the 
ranks will walk Jean Blewett. 

The impressionist school sent out Helen M. Merril ; 
Agnes Ethelwyn Wetherald and Irene E. Morton, with 
Annie Campbell Huestis, Lily Dougall. of Montreal, and, 
let us not forffet. "Virna Sheard," whu-^e work has 

and it would be of real interest to find a copy. Dr. 
Morgan, of Ottavfa, whose W'ork in research is so well 
known, should gather data of this woman's work. 

I doubt if this completes the list of Canadian writ- 
ers : quite a few women take "Ink. consumption," and 
die of it before they reach maturity, but a very large 
number are doing splendid work in the ranks. 

"Hester Hope," Mary Wallace, Constance Fair- 
banks, Mrs. Towne, Mrs. Sherk, Cora Hind, "The Ma- 
tinee Girl," Mary Snyder, Florence Lediard, Lilian 
Laurie, "Sandy Cirant," the latter, whose pawky Scotch 
humor delighted her prairie readers ; with a number of 
others coming rapidly to the fore. But Jean Mclll- 
wraith's place in Canadian letters is an assured one, as 
is the Lizar sisters. The latter wrote in conjunction 
"The Canada Company," and put the impress of genuis 
on every page. .Tanet Carnochen of Niagara stands 
alone a specialist in "records," but is shy about claim- 
iiv^ kiii.'ihip with the 'historian.' "Barbara Ballantine"' 
is the latest name to appear in the writer's dictionary, 
and as she is yet scarcely out of her teens, has reached 


niustration from " The Losing Game, '" by Will Payne (Coppl. 

rage 26. 

forced a pathway by sheer merit. Then we have a fine 
novel writer in .loanna Wood, as also Mrs. Harrison, 
"Seranus," whose "Pine, Rose and Pleur de Lis," 
haunts the reader. Alice Jones, Halifax, N.S., breathes 
freedom and storm of the seagirt shores, and from the 
same land comes "Beautiful .Joe," a classic in itself, the 
work of "Marshall Saunders." 

Rosanna Eleanor Leprehon, poet and novelist, has a 
place in our Canadian gallery as in our hearts ; while 
from "Merlin's Cave" comes forth Louise Murray. Jane 
Katzman's name, too, stands out in the long list, and 
Madge Robertson speaks in gifted numbers. 

Some doubt exists as to whom the first Canadian 
novel belongs ; but Thomas O'Hagan, whose authority is 
worth recording, says : "Mrs. Frances Brook, wife of the 
Chaplain of the Garrison at Quebec, published (in Lon- 
don, Eng.) in 1784, the first novel written in Canada." 
Julia Katherine Beckwith followed in 182B with "St. 
Tlrisula's Convent, or the Nun of Canada." Enquiry at 
various libraries fails to discover any relic of this work. 

few readers. I visited this gifted lady while in Victoria, 
B.C., and found her deep in the preparation of a his- 
torical novel which seemed to me to be fine and promis- 
ing. "Barbara Ballantine" is a fine artist as well as 
pen-woman ; her pretty home, "Sans Souci," stands just 
above Oak Bay in the straits of Juan del Fuca. 

Mrs. Sadlier's place in literature will be acknowl- 
edged some day : but her "Blakes and Flannigans" seems 
relegated to the rear with the Jane Austin books. She 
wrote largely on church subjects, and her work was well 

The name of Sara Mickle almost missed my mind, 
but she was the one who arranged "The Cabot Calen- 
dar," and she was assisted by Miss Fitzgibbon in this. 

T have purposely left the name of .\gnes Maule 
Machar till the end of my article. "In Lays of The True 
North" you get all that is of patriotic splendor with 
animated and artistic skill. Miss Machar, whose pen 
name "Fidelis," is a household word throughout Canada, 
sings a note of hope. She reaches the heights and the 
heart at once. 

']• 1 1 K C A X A D T A X BOOKMAN 

Information about Copyright Fiction 

A Record of the Novels which have Ap- 
peared during March— New Titles Being 
Arranged for. 

Winston Clnirchiirs "A Modern Chronicle," appeared 
early in the month and was of course well received in all 
quarters. Accordiiii; to the publishers, the Macmillan Co., 
it promises to "Out-Churcliill Churchill." 

During March, the Macmillan Co. published the fol- 
lowing titles, "Litany Lane," by Mrs. Baillie-Saundcrs, 
"The Human Cobweb," by Putnam Weale, and "Lost 
Face," by Jack London. 

The Copp, t;iark Co. have added to their series of 
English shilling issues "The. Elusive Pimpernel," by 
Baroness Orczy 

Towards the end o! the month the Copp, Clark Co. 
Will publish the second volume in their series of reprints 
of Sir Gilbert Parker's novels, "The Right of Way." The 
first to appear was "The Weavers." 

The April fiction publications of the Copp, Clark Co. 
include "The Prodigal Father," by J. Storer Clouston 
(ready), "The Sky Man," by II K Webster (April 15), 
and "Petticoat Government." 

The Musson Book Co., have arranged tor a Canadian 
edition of "The Greatest Wish in the World," by E. Tem- 
ple Thurston, author of "The City of Beautiful Non- 

William Briggs has added to his spring list a Can- 
adian edition of "The Duke's Price," by Demetra and Ken- 
neth Brown. It is a story somewhat alter the style of 
"The Shuttle." 

A fifty cent edition of "David Harum," is now on the 
press with William Rrig'^.'?. It will form one of his series 
of cheap reprints. 

April 15 is announced by McLeod & Allen as the date 
of publication of "The Arch-Satirist," by Frances De 
Wolfe Fenwick. 

McLeod <^' Allen have just ready nine of their spring 
novels :— "Little Knight of the X Par B," by Mary K 
Maule, "By Inheritance," by Octave Thanet, "The Tam- 
ing of the Red Butte Western," by Francis Lynde, "The 
Head Coach," by Ralph D. Paine," "The Carleton Case," 
hy Ellery II. Clark, "The Girl From His Town," by 
Marie Van ^^1rst, "The Beauty," by Mrs. Wilson Wood- 
row, "Tess of the Storm Country," by Grace Millar 
White, "Samuel The Seeker," by I'pton Sinclair. 

The Musson Book Co. have recently brouerht out "The 
Personal Conduct of Belinda," hy Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd. 
"The Red House on Rowan .Street," by Roman Doubleday. 
"The Awakening of Zojas," by Miriam Michelson, "Caleb 
Trench," by Mary Imlay Taylor and "Strictly Business," 
hy O. Henry. 

("■assell & Co.. have received tlieir first consignment 
uf sprint;' fiction, and tliey are to he eomplimenled on 
the attractive appearance of the books. The new titles 
now in include H. Rider ITageard's "Morninp Star." 
Warwick Dccpinfi-'s "The Rust of Rome" and "Our Flat," 
by R. .\ndom. 

The Macmillan Co. expect to have ready during the 
latter part of the month "The Undersirable Governess," 
by F. Marion Crawford, and "\ Tjifc for a T^ife." by 
Rofrer Herrick. 

The Musson Hook Co. have received a consipnmont 
from Harpers of "Cavanasrh, Forest Rancrer." by Ham- 
lin Garland. 

English exchanges note the publication in England of 
a novel entitled "The Ramparts of the P:nipire," which 
is the work of ^"rank Fox, who is announced to be a 

Importations by Canadian Publishers 

Books of General Interest Being Brought 
in for the Benefit of Canadian Readers — 
Special Editions. 

The Copp, Clark Co. have imported "The Literaiure 
of the Victorian Era." by Hugh Walker. LL.D., an im- 
pcrtant volume by a writer of note. The volame con- 
tains 1.000 pages and will be of special value to public 
and high school libraries, ($3 net). 

The Macmillan Co., of Canada, have re-issued in their 
Library of Canadian Travel, three of General Sir Will- 
iam Butler's books of exploration in Canada, viz., "The 
Great Lone Land," "The Wild North Land," and llRed^ 
Cloud." In the same series they iiave also brought out 
Milton & Cheadle's "Northwest Passage by Land." 

The Musson Book Co. have brought out in conjunc- 
tion with Sampson Law. Marston & C-o.. I»ndon. "Henry 
Fielding: A Memoir," by G. M. Godden. and they have 
also received a well-illustrated edition of Dickens' 
"Christmas Books." A new set of lyouisa M. Alcott's 
best known books figures among their latest importations. 

The Musson Book Co. have brought in a .supply of 
•'Into the Fighting-line.'' by the Right Rev. Arthur F. 
Wilmington Ingram. D.I).. Ix)rd Bishop of London. 

McClelland & Goodehild have now in stock a full sup- 
ply of "The First Great Canadian." by Charles B. Reed. 

JlcClelland & Goodehild are handling Grenville 
Kleiser's books on elocution and finding a good sale for 
them in Canada. The titles are "How to Speak in Pub- 
lic"; "How to Develop Power and Personality." and 
■•How to H(dd an Audience." Mr. Kleiser is a Canadian 
and was recently instructor in elocution in Yale Divinity 

Information about Cheap Repnnts 

Canadian Publishers Taking up this 
Proposition \ igorously — Several 
Series on the Market, all Attractive 
in Appearance and Price. 
Heiiiy Frowiie (O.xford Uiuversiiy Press) is meeting 
with great success in his advance sales of the St. Cuthbert 
Series of cheap reprints. These arc one of the most at- 
tractive propositions ever offered to the Canadian trade. 
including the best novels of Joseph Hocking. David Lyall. 
Ian Maclaren. J. M. Barrie. S. R. Crockett, etc.. in ex- 
cellent form. , 

McLeod & Allen have published a paper and cloth 
edition of "Whispering Smith." by F. H. Spe.irman. and 
•'Lightning Conductor." by C. N. .ind .\. M. Wil]i.Amson. 
and have in preparation similar editions of "Princess 
Passes." by the Williamsons, .ind "The Wheel of For- 
tune." by Ivouis Tracy. 

The Macmillan Co. of Canada will have ready this 
spring more thirty titles in their Library of Popular 
Novels. This series will some exceptionally p>pn- 
lar books, such as "The Virgini;ir.." by Owit Wi-:cr: 
•Dorothy Vernon." by Charies Major. •'The S.^^ W.-f." 
by .Tack T^indon: "The Crossing." by Winston Churehil!. 


THE C A X A n I .\ X r. ( ) () K M A N 

Interesting Items About Canadiana 

Books of Special Interest to Canadians 

Appearing in the Near Future — New 

Titles Noted. 

The second volume of Rev. J. E. Sanderson's "First 
Century of Methodism in Canada" is to be published this 
year by William Briggs. 

The Baptist Book Room, Toronto, are bringing out 
a devotional book entitled "The Harmonious Life," 
by the Rev. A. M. McDonald. 

A small paper-covered book of "Toasts and liallads 
Suitable for all Occasions," has been compiled by McLeod 
A' Allen, Toronto. The price is 15 cts. 

A new edition of W. S. Herrington's "Heroines of 
Canadian History," sepeially adapted for school use is 
being arranged for. It will be bound in paper covers. 

"The Veteran and Other Poems," by Rev. Hamilton 

Wigle, pastor of Zion Methodist Church, Winnipeg, will 

be ready this month. It is being published by William 

A new edition of "The Broken Trail," by G. W. 
Kerby, Calgary, will be published shortly. It will be 
revised and enlarged and several new illustrations will 
bo added. 

In our notice of Father Morice's "History of the 
Catholic Church in Western Canada," in our March num- 
ber, we quoted the price as $4.00 per set. This should 
have been $5.00. 

What is probably the first book of family worship to 
be published in Canada is announced by William Briggs. 
It has been compiled by Rev. Wm. D. Lee, a Presbyterian 
minister of Waterloo. 

H. Addington Bruce is publishing through the Mac- 
millans, the story of "Daniel Boone and the Wilderness 
Road," a thriling record of romance and adventure. The 
book is now in the press. 

"The Empire Club Speeches, 1909," is now in the 
press of William Briggs. The book contains the speeches 
delivered before the club last year, among which appear 
several of exceptional interest. 

"Pioneer Jack and Other Canadian Sketches," the work 
of F. Sinclair Dickinson, a member of the staff of the 
Toronto Globe, is now in the hands of William Briggs and 
will be issued during the summer. 

Henry Holt & Co. are bringing out this mouth. "Tlic 
Care of Trees in Lawn, Street and Park," by B. E. Fer- 
now, Professor of Foresti\v in the University of Toronto. 
It has been written for the guidance of amateurs. 

William Briggs is an'auging to publish early in May 
a biography of the Rev. John Sanderson, one of the 
pioneer Methodist preachers of Ontario. It is the work 
of his daughter. Miss Camilla Sanderson, of Toronto. 

The Musson Book Co. will issue in the course ol' a 
month a Canadian edition of "Where the Fishers Co," 
the book on Labrador by the Rev. P. W. Browne, oriRin- 
ally published by the Cochrane Publishing Co., New York. 

r Two of the sixteen chapters of ''The Great Pacific 

\ Coast," by C. Reginald Enock, published by Grant 

Richards, London, deal specifically with British Columbia 

and in consequence the book has an interest for Canadians 

I)r William Osier has published through the Oxford 
L'niversity Press a small volume on the life ol "Michael 
Servetus," which was originally delivered as a lecture 
before the Johns Hopkins Medical School Historical Club. 

The .J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, announce for 
early publication "A Woman in Canada," by Mrs. George / 

Cran, an account of a Britisli woman's journeys through ' 
the Dominion from Quebec to the Pacific, illustrated by 
many views. 

"The Church and Men," the work of Rev. Dr. W. H. 
Smith, M.A., B.D., a Presbyterian minister in Canada, is 
announced by the Proadway Publishing Co., 835 Broad- 
way, New York. It deals with the problem of getting 
and keeping men in the churches. 

A small volume of verse by the Rev. A. M. St. John 
Mildmay, M.A. (Oxon.), of Vancouver, B.C., is to be 
published this spring by William Briggs. It will be en- 
titled "Sea Room" and will deal with Canada and the 
imnii>;ration question. It will be well illustrated. 

The Cniversity Press, Toronto have recently brought 
out Dr. B. E. Fernow's "History of Forestry" in an im- 
posing volume. Dr. Fernow is dean of the Faculty of 
Forestry in the University of Toronto and his book is 
the most important work of its kind yet published. 

Canada as the scene of novels is being utilized exten- 
sively these days. The latest English author to select 
Canadian ground for his work is Coningsby W. Dawson, 
who has written a story entitled "Murder Point : A Tale 
of Keewatin," which is published by Hodder &i Stoughton. 

George Allen & Sons, the British publishers, have ar- 
ranged for the publication of a series of volumes dealing 
with the various portions of the empire, to be known as 
the British Empire Ser'es, The initial volume will deal 
with Canada and is written by His Grace the Duke of 

"The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia," by Ar- . 
thur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, "giving a sketch of the 
F'rench and their expulsion, and a history of the New 
P^ngland planters who came in their stead, with many 
genealogies," is soon to be published by the Sa'em, 
Mass., Press Co. 

Houghton. Mifflin & Co., Boston, are bringing out a 
series of small volumes dealing with modern religious 
pioblems, written by leading scholars of the day. Among 
the number is "The Historical and Religious Value of the 
Fourth Gospel," by Professor E. P. Scott, of Queen's 
University, Kingston. 

The story of the Northwest Mounted Police is told by 
.V. L. llaydnn in a book which Andrew Me'rose & Co. 
published in March. Mr. Haydon visited this country last 
year in order to collect his material. His book is called 
"The Riders of the Plains." A Canadian edition will be 
issued by the Musson Book Co 

Another book dealing with life in the west by Rev. 
.John McDougall, D.D.. is to be published this year by 
William Briggs. Dr. McDougall has already published 
four books about western life and he is eminently quali- 
fied to write on the sub,iect. He is a .son of the great 
pioneer missionnry, George McDougall, and was l)orn in 
I lie west. 

The Editor Company, Hidgewood, New .Icr.scy, liave 
just published "Points About Poetry" by Donald G. 
French, Principal of the Canadian Correspondence College 
and literary editor of the Toronto World. The book gives 
ill concise form information nn the stiulv and writing of 


T H R (■ A X \ D I A N IJ O O i - >.: A X 

poetry which can not be obtained in any other single 
book published. 

"A Summer on the Canadian Prairie," is the title of 
> a book by Gcorsiana Binnie-Clark, giving the experiences 
of two ladies who joined their brother in developing a 
free grant of land in the Northwest. It is published in 
England by Edward Arnold and in the United States by 
Longmans, Green & Co. A Canadian edition will be is- 
sued by Musson Book Co. 



Canadian Books of the Month 

Brief Reviews of the Work of Canadian 

Authors — A Few Titles Worth Attention 

by Careful Readers. 

Dr. Fernow's Work on Forestry. 

Some time ajro Dr. Bernbaid E. Fernow, Dean of th ■ 
Faculty of Forestry in the University of Toronto, pub- 
lished "A Brief History of Forestry." This has bfcu 
followed now by a more complete work, embodying the 
previous book, but with additions dealing more partic- 
ularly with the United States and Canada. After the 
author's illuminatory preface, he considers successively 
the forests of the ancients, then those of Germany. 
Austria, Switzerland, France. Russia, Scandinavia, the 
Mediterranean countries. Great Britain and her colonies. 
Japan and the United States. From a consideration of 
foi'cst conditions in all these countries, we see that the 
greatest forestry development is to be found in Ger- 
many and her nearest neighbors. While any develop- 
ment must differ with the differing social and industrial 
conditions in the various countries, several general per- 
iods may be established, and this should be clearly ap- 
preciated iu lliis time of agitation in America with re- 
gard to the conservation of our natural resources in 
general and those of our torests in particular. 
The first period is that of destruction, the settler needing 
open land for farming and pasture. The second period 
is that of protection; the settler learns the need of pro- 
tecting his forest against cattle and fire and reckless 
hnnheviug. The third period is that of construction; the 
settler sees the value of fostering natural or artificia' 
regeneration. The fourth period is that of economy ; the 
settler, now with other settlers to be regarded as forming 
a full-grown nation, organizes forest areas and a sustained 
yield.— (The University Press. Toronto. Cloth, $2.r>{^.) 

Miss Fenwick's Clever Novel. 

For a first book by a young writer, who has confined 
her attention previously to magazine stories exclusively, 
the "Arch-Satirist," by Frances De Wolfe Fenwiek 
(Toronto : McLcod & Allen. Cloth, $1.25), is an achieve- 
ment of which she may well be proud. .\ fii-st reading of 
the book impresses one with the skill exhibited in tlie 
writing itself. There is a confidence, a tone and a pre- 
cision, which mark Miss Fenwiek as a literary craftsman 
of no mean ability. It is in fact a finished work from 
the technical standpoint. But this, in itself, is small 
praise, for now-a-days the average novel is remarkably well 
written. Where the book does excel, however, is in the 
clever dialogue, the observation on human life, and the 
epigrammatic sentences in which these observations are 

clothed. The theme of the story is not entirely convinc- 
ing, but it possesses considerable dramatic force. It pic- 
tures a sister of fine character, compelled by a foolish 
oath to a dead mother to conceal her relationship to a 
half-brother, who is a depraved consumptive. She loves 
this brother passionately and practically supports him, 
but naturally her intercourse with him is misunderstood. 
It is this complication which provides a strong climax 
for the story. The scene is laid in Montreal, and a 
good picture of social life in the Canadian metropolis is 

A Japanese Story. 

To touch the heart strings and stir the emotions as 
Miss Dorothy Dean Tate has done in her "Story of 
Yuku" (Toronto : William Briggs), is surely an indica- 
tion of strong creative power. The young Torontonian 
has produced a remarkable piece of work, disclosing a 
depth of insight into life and a skill in weaving ro- 
mance, which are usually associated only with writers of 
more mature years. The story has its scene in Japan 
and relates the romance of a young .-Xraerican and a 
dainty little .lapanese maiden. There are two or three 
other actors in the drama, but their parts are minor 
ones, and the reader follows the principals with the keen- 
est attention. Of action there is but little. It is more 
a disclosure of the workings of tKc human mind, the 
joys and sorrows which surge through it and the 
tragedy of m'sunderstandings. The ending is an inevit- 
able one, and while it is a sad one. still it but serves 
to impress the story on the mind. 

Brief Notices of Some Recent Books 

English Novels in Colonial Editions — Books 
of General Interest — Recent American 

The Thief of Virtue. By Eden Phillp.rts Jnhn Lane Co.. 
Xew York. Cloth. $1.50. 

The author's greatest book, strong m its cii-irao .-.z.i- 
tion, weird in its nature eflfects and sane in its humanism 
Xowhere else but on the moors of Devonshire, with its 
wonderful cloud aspects, its tors and its relics of bygone 
ages, could such a settingbe found for the elemental, tem- 
pestuous nature of Philip OuKlsbroom llie man who dom- 
inates the book. In striking rontras; to him is his sup- 
posed son, Martin Ou'dsbroom. a m."in of a to; ■ ~ -nt 
type, cool, calculating, eminently just, but n. :i- 
ment. Both are drawn with realistic touch, as is a's-' 
Unity, the patient and clever wife and mother, and Bar- 
bara Hect. the friend and coun.«ellor cf faulty, larsrr- 
hearted Philip. The book is a fascin.n;ing study of the** 
moral and psycho Iitgical problems which are of nniversa" 

American Woman's Cook Book. Hv K ,\ M B .ipks;one. 
Chicago: Laird & (liie'. ;;■. "> ■ i;- j. »1 .'''> 

The latest creation in cook-book nutking. The r*«ipes 
have been gathered fmm the ra<st reliable sonrces, and 
are simple, practical and etjonomical. It eontaine tnenc* 
for each month and for sj>eoial di ■ 

mas. Thanksgiving and E.<is:er. V 

various months, the sifk room and I.t special occasion*, 
beverages, candies, ice creams, and ices. Approved house- 
hold recipes of all kinds. 



The Canadian Monthly List of Books 

A Record of all Books Bearing the 
Imprint of a Canadian Publisher. Is- 
sued in March and Early in April. 

Alcott, Louisa, F. Works. 8 Volumes. New Edition. 

Toronto: Musson. March. Cloth, $1, 
Andom, E. Our Flat. Toronto : Cassell. March. Cloth, $1. 

Troddles and his friends, having become tired of their experiences 
of furnished lodgings and of landladies, determine to set up a com- 
munal establishment in a flat. The fun begins immediately with their 
endeavor to discover a convenient and suitable suite of rooms, and it 
waxE6 fast and furious when tht; time comes to furnish and provision 
it. Their subsequent adventures are described in the author's best 

Brainerd, Eleanor Hoyt. The Personal Conduct of 
Belinda. Toronto: Musson. March. Cloth. $1.25. 

Belinda, as a teacher of literature in a fashionable school, is fore 
ed into taking a party to Europe alone. Some of the young ladies, 
with their characteristic enthusiasms and love aflairs, are of the 
party. A couple of elderly ladies and a young man, who having by 
chance seen Belinda, makes up his mind to win her love. That he 
has been abroad ten times, that his youth is a surprise to her who 
was expecting a •■doddering old gentleman." with other unexpected 
turns of the tale make most amusing reading. 

Butler, General Sir William. The Great Lone Land. New 
edition in Macmillan's Library of Canadian Travel. 
Toronto: Macmillan. March. Cloth, $1.2.5. 
The Wild North Land. New edition in Macmillan's 
Library of Canadian Travel. Toronto: Macmillan. 
March.' Cloth, $1.25. 
Red Cloud. New Edition. Toronto: Macmillan. March. 
Cloth, $1.25. 
Churchill, Winston. A Modern Chronicle. Toronto : Mac- 
millan. April. Cloth, $1.50. 
Clark, Ellery H. The Carleton Case. Toronto: McLeod 
& Allen. April. Cloth, $1.25. 
That was a very accomplished hypocrite, quite the boss 
hypocrite of the whole realm of fiction, who worked so 
much of the mischief in "The Carleton Case." Not only 
was he ultra-respectable and an honor and a blessing to the 
community, but also was he a patron and a godsend to struggling 
young geniuses, and his blameless life was an inspiration to men. 
women, and children wherever his name was known. And all the 
time he was— but only by reading the book is it possible to find out 
all that he really was. Even the author seems to have felt that this 
creation of his brain was a very horrible sort of person and not to 
be trusted any farther lest he might succeed finally in quite ruining 
the lives of some of the innocent people who believed in him. And 
60 he had to be killed off suddenly, .although not until he had come 
very near to doing damage as irreparable as ever happens in that 
sort of a romance. 

Clouston, J. Storer. The Prodigal Father. Toronto: 

Copp. Clark. March. Cloth, ,$1.25. 

A fantastic story, with plot laid in Edinburgh. James Heriot 
Walkingshaw. writer to the signet, a thoroughly upright, respectable 
and elderly widower, with a grown-up family, is doctored by a 
quack, with the result that after a severe illness in which he almost 
dies, he suddenly recovers and begins to grow young again. His 
exuberant naturo breaks all bounds and the things he says and does 
shock the staid people of his acquaintance. He has many amusing 
experiences and having made seviral young people happy and got even 
with his eldest son. bids the reader farewell as a youth again at a 
public school. 

Curwood, James Oliver. The Danger Trail. Toronto: 
l\rcLeod & Allen. March. Cloth, $1.25. 

The scene of the story is laid in the Canadian Northwest. A 
young railroad civil engineer is sent from Chicago to build a rail- 
road through the snows to Hudson Bay. On the night of his arrival 
he is allured into ambush by a yoimg woman, and from beginning to 
end his adventures are unceasing and thrilling. 

Dean, Sara. A Disciple of Chance. Toronto: Copp, 

Clark. :\rareh. Cloth, $1.25. 

A dashing story of the days of the Restoration in England, when 
gayety, daring and good fellowship characterivtcd the times. The 

Earl of Yerington, a warm-hearted, generous and reckless young blade, 
takes the stage in the first chapter, where he stakes his life against 
the loss of his fortune, and from then on to the end, through a series 
of exciting adventures, claims the reader's interest and attention. The 
spirit of the times has been well caught and the .actors and scenes in 
the drama are admirably portrayed. 

Deeping, Warwick. The Rust of Rome. Toronto: Cassell. 
March. Cloth, $1.25. 

"The Rust of " Rome." is a tale of the regeneration of a man 
whose lite has plunged into disaster. Heriot, released from prison, 
takes to a wild life among the pinewoods on Mistmoor. But ere long 
he discovers that a man cannot shut himself wholly from the world, 
and that love itself will force him into the light of day. He suflers 
anh struggles while Roger Burgoyne makes love to Eve Thorkell. 
But the story ends in happiness for those who have won the reader's 

Dickens, Charles. Christmas Books. New Edition. To- 
ronto: ^Musson. March. Cloth. 

Doubleday, Roman. The Red House on Rowan Street. 
Toronto: Musson. March. Cloth, $1.25. 

A good mystery story. The hero, Hugh Burton, comes to High 
Ridge, a small town in the middle west, to urge Leslie Underwood to 
reconsider her decision not to marry Philip Overman. He finds the 
Underwood family shrouded in a mystery and various members of it 
accused of a number of criminal acts. He proceeds to unravel the 
mystery, which not only baffles him for a long time but also com- 
pletely deceives the reader. Finally he clears up the difficulty and 
wins happiness for himself. 

Fernow, Bernhard E., LL.D. A brief History of Forestry 

in Europe, the United States, and Other Countries. 

Toronto: University Press. December. Cloth, $2.50. 
Godden, G. M. Henry Fielding: A Memoir. London: 

Sampson, Low & Marston. Toronto: Musson. March. 

Gosling, W. G. Labrador: Its Discovery, Exploration and 

Development. Toronto: Musson. March. Cloth, $5.00 

Haggard, H. Rider. Morning Star. Toronto: Cassell. 

.\pril. Cloth. $1.25. 

In his latest novel Mr. Rider Haggard has drawn aside the veil 
of time and revealed to us the mysteries and black magic of the old 
Egyptians. Tua, or IVIorning Star, daughter of Pharaoh, is the 
heroine. She is a girl of great beauty, and the story of her love for 
Rames, and the perils she goes through for his sake, is one of the 
most entrancing Mr. Rider Haggard has written. The love story of 
' Morning Star" is of fascinating interest. 

London, Jack. Lost Face. Toronto: Macmillan. March. 

Cloth. ,$1.50. 
Loubheed, Victor. Vehicles of the Air. Toronto: Copp, 

Clark. March. Cloth. $2.50 net. 
Mario, Auguste. Easy French Cookery. Toronto: Cassell. 

JLarch. Cloth, 75 cents. 
Maxwell. The Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert, Bart., M.P. The Life 

of Wellington: The Restoration of the Martial Power 

of Great Britain. New One Volume Edition. To- 

lonto: Musson. March. 
Michelson, Miriam. The Awakening of Zojas. Toronto: 

Musson. March. Cloth, $1.25. 

Miss Michelson is the author of "Anthony Overman." "In the 
Bishop's Carriage," "The Madigans," etc. This book is made up 
of four stories — The awakening of Zojas. The Cradle. Peach Blossoms. 
Tares. The first, from which the title is taken, tells of a convicted 
murderer who drinks a potion which puts him to sleep for one hun- 
dred years. When he awakes he plunges into a revolution and achieves 
power and fame. 

The North West Passage by Land. 
Macmillan's Library of Canadian 
Macmillan. March. 'Cloth, 75 cents. 
Ode to Canada and Other Poems. 

Osborne, William Frederick, M.A. The Faith of a Lay- 
man. Toronto: Cassell. April. Cloth. $1.25. 
Parker, Sir Gilbert. The Weavers. New Edition. To- 
ronto: Copp, Clark. April. 50 cents. 

Milton and Cheadle. 

New Edition in 
Travel. Toronto: 
**Nash, Dr. A. C. 

Toi'onto. Briggs. 


THE CAN A D I A .\ P. O O K M A X 

Payne, Will. The loosing Game. Toronto: Copp, Clark. 
iMiueli. Cloth, $1..")0. 

A realistic story of a sordid side of American life. A young man 
and woman brought together in the office of a telegraph company In 
Chicago, where New York .itock quotations are sent out to brokers' 
offices and bucket shops, conciive a scheme for beating the latter and 
start out on a career of crime, which In time brings them to a po- 
sition of wealth and power. At a critical moment in their fortunes, 
they marry, but later on the man tires of the woman and In the 
end divorci^s her. She thereupon determines to ruin him. and in this 
object succeeds in a elexcr fashion. It is a story of Ignoble aims and 
crookr-d methods, unredfomrd by a single worthy deed. 

Phillips, David Graham. White Magric. Toronto: Bricsrs. 
Mareh. Cloth, .$1.2.5. 
Here is an American painter, educated in Paris, who comes home, 
sets up his easel in a shack in the woods, and makes his art his sole 
mistress. One day in a storm of rain a pretty girl takes refuge in the 
shack. The painter finds her there asleep before his fire (dainty and 
touching picture !) and although he behaves exactly like a matinee 
idol and not in the Icnst like a man, the very next morning — or the 
next — the same pretty girl In a pretty canoe shoots around a bend in 
the stream bc«ide which ho is painting dappled sunlight effects. 
Thus a cliarming romance begins. 

Saunders, Margaret Baillie. lyitany Lane. Toronto: Mac- 

milhiii. :\l;iich. Cloth, .$1.2.5." 
Secret Remedies: What they cost and what they contain. 

Based on Analyses, made for the British Medical 

Association. Toronto: Musson. Paper covers, ,50 cts. 
Taylor, Mary Imlay. Caleb Trench. Toronto: Musson 

r.n„k Co. M.tich. Cloth, ,$1.2.5. 

A young Northerner, who in spite of Quaker ancestry has fighting 
blood in his veins, goes South, and there takes up the cause of re- 
form against class prejudice and political corruption. The girl he 
fa'ls in love with comes of a proud old family, one member of which 
opposes Trench at every turn. The tale is dramatic and vividly de- 
picts the struggle, both political and social, which the hero has to 
go through before he triumphs. 

Thomas, H. H. Oardeninsr Difficulties Solved. Toronto: 
CasKcll. March. Cloth. 4.5cts. Paper, 30 cts. 

Van Vorst, Marie. The Girl From His Town. Toronto: 
McLeod & Allen. Cloth, $1.25. 

A multi-millionaire from Montana arrives in England at the age 
of 22. Poor duchesses and noble dames try to win his fortune. At' 
a musical play he recognizees the leading lady as a girl from his town 
who had served behind the counter at a drug store. He finds her good 
and with strong common sense. He finally escapes the grrat dames 
th.'it w-ant his fortune and is happy with the girl from Montana. 

Vau?han, Father Bernard, The Sins of Society, Words 
Spoken by Father Bernard Vanghan of the Society 
of .Tesns. Toronto: Jfnsson. April. Paper covers. 
25 cents. 

Weale. Putnam. The ITiiman Cobweh. Toronto: Mac- 
millnn. Mareh. Cloth, .$1.25. 

White, Fred M. The Sundial. Toronto: Ward, Lock. 
March. Cloth. .$1.25. 

Woodrow, Mrs. Wilson. The Beauty. Toronto: McLeod 
& Allen. April. Cloth, $1.2,5. ' 

A story of New York life by the author of "The silver butterfly." 
The husband learns to know his wife's worth and she his lovable 
character, after they have for some time misunderstood each other 
in ways described with bright humor. 

Under the Thatch. By Allen R.Tine. William Briggs, T.'- 
ronto. $1.25. 
A pretty story of Welsh rural life. The interest cen- 
tres around Dr. Michael Lloyd, the clever son of a Wel.-ih 
miller, and Barbara Owen, a be.iutiful girl of higher *icial 
standing. The course of true love is impeded by ditlicul- 
lies, in which a pretty peasant girl plays a part The 
heroine, too, becomes involved in trouble through havinsr 
practised euthanasia under a strong impulse of love and 
sympathy. Eventually things right themselves and all 
ends happily The book is a posthumous publication of 
the work of a lady writing under the above pseudonym. 

A Page of News for Newsdealers 

Changes in the Magazine Field — 

New Publications - — The Canadian 

Periodicals — Features of Current 


A Canadian Edition. 

We have received a copy of a special edition of the 
Free Press, of Aberdeen, Scotland, issued on March 1. 
in which 12 pages are devoted entirely to Canada. Many 
Scottish-Canadian writers contribute articles on the op- 
portunities in various lines which Canada offers to the 
Scottish settler. Among the contributors are W. E. 
Hunt, of the Montreal Witness, and C. A. C. Jennings, 
of the Toronto Mail & Kmpire. This is said to be the 
first time a Scotch newspaper has issued a special Can- 
adian edition, and as the Free Press baa a large circula- 
tion in Scotland, Canada will benefit materially by the 
publicity which it thus receives. 

A Fine Number. 

"The Art of Mr, Albert Goodwin, R.W.S." takes 
first place in the International Studio for April The 
article is well illustrated, and there are in addition to 
eleven halftone reproductions, three plates in color. An- 
other interesting article deals with ■"Contemporary Jap- 
anese Painting," and there is a concluding paper on, "The 
Arts and Crafts Societys' Exhibition at the Xew Gallery," 
with twenty-three illustrations. Other articles in the April 
number are "Some Notable Swedish Etchers," "Old 
Aquatints at Walker's Gallery," and "Recent Designs 
in Domestic Architecture." 

Periodical Notes. 

Cassell & Co. have started the publication in serial 
parts of "The Sea and its Storj-. " The work will appear 
ii 2-1 fortnightly parts, and will contain 24 colored plates 
and hundreds of photographic reproductions. Kews- 
(l,ea';';-s should push this attractive series, as there 
is good money in it. 

The Literary Post is a new penny weekly newspaper 
lU'voted to the manifold interests of the literary, political 
;in'l social worlds. It is published at 36 King St., Covent 
darden, London, W.C. 

Busy ^{an 's ^(agazine announces that beginning with 
it< May issue, it will be enlarged by the addition of 32 

The Toronto Star Weekly was launched on April 9. 
Edited by Joseph T. Clark, and with a staff of writers and 
artists of note, the new publication promises to be a 
valuable addition to the ranks of Canadian periodicals. 
It will contain serial fiction, short stories, anecdotes of 
public men, cartoons, comics, etc., making up a IG-pape 
illustrated paper. It will sell at 5 cents. 

The cover design and contents of Physical Culture 
for May are of a nature somewhat apart from the 
usual offerings of this publication. The May number has 
been designed to appt\nl particularly to the fair sex. 
and the portrait of the beautiful young woman on its 
cover, together with a promise to reveal her "Secret* 
of Health and Beauty," certainly ought to catch the eyes 
of women luagnzine readers. It will be remembered ihat 
Bernarr Maofaddcn, Physical Culture's editor, (or some 
years published a women's magazine entitled "Beauty 
and Health," and it is probable Ihat Physicil Culture'* 
policy of attempting to regain the former readers of 
"Beauty and Health." may result in increased news 
stand sales for Macfadden's present sheet. 


THE C A X A 1 ) 1 A X P. ( ) () K :\1 A N 

Best Sellers During March 

Reports from the Leading Centres 
of Trade in Canada, witfi a Summary 
Showing the Most Popular Books. 


Anne of Oreen Gables. L. M. Monttjomery. Page. 

Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

Lord Loveland Discovers America. C. N. & A. M. 

Williamson. Musson. 
White Magic. D. G. Pliillips. Briggs. 
Old Rose and Silver. Myrtle Reed. Putnam. 
Cab -14. R. F. Foster. Copp. 


Lord Loveland Discovers America. V. N. & A. M. 

Williamson. Musson. 
Passers By. A. Partridge. Musson. 
Old Rose and Silver. Myrtle Reed. Putnam. 
Miss Selina Lou. M. T. Davies. Bobbs. 
Florentine Frane. Elizabeth Robins. Moffat. 
Seventh Noon. Orin Bartlett. MoLeod. 


White Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 
Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracy. McLeod. 
Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 
Thurston of Orchard Valley. H. Bindioss. McLeod. 
Margarita's Soul. -T. D. Bacon. McLeod. 
Furnace of Gold. P. V. Mighels. McLeod. 


Beechy. B. Van Hutton. Musson. 

Hungry Heart. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 

Bella Donna. R. Hichens. Copp. 

Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 

Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

Kingdon of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 
Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Seventh Noon. Orin Bartlett. McLeod. 
Biography of a Boy. .T. Daskan Bacon. Harper. 
Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 
Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 


A Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 
Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 
Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Berenice. E. P. Oppenheium. Ward. 
Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracy. McLeod. 


Margareta's Soul. .T. D. Bacon. McLeod. 
Furnace of Gold. P. V. Mighels. McLeod. 
Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 
England and the English. Price Collier. McClelland. 
Lord l/oveland Discovers America. C. 

Williamson. Musson. 
Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 


Songs of a Sourdough. R. W. Service. 

Ballads of a Cheechako. R,. W. Service. 

Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowdc. 

Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeori 

Anne Veronica. H. G. Wells. Copp. 

Suitable Child. Noiman Duncan. Frowde. 

N. & A. M. 



Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 
Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 
Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Seventh Noon. Orin Bartlett. McLeod. 
Songs of a Sourdough. R. W. Service. Briggs. 
Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracy. McLeod. 


Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

Tower of Ivory. Gertrude Atherton. Macmillan. 

Lord Loveland Discovers America. C. N. & A. M. 

Williamson. Musson. 
Prodigal Father. J. S. Clouston. Copp. 
Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 


Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 

White Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 

Lord Loveland Discovers America. C. N. & A. M. 

Williamson. Musson. 
Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 
Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracy. McLeod. 
Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

Port Arthur. 

White Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 

Strictly Business. O. Henry. Musson. 

Son of the Immortals. I^ouis Tracy. MoLeod. 

Danger Trail. J. O. Curwood. McLeod. 

Snare of Circumstance. H. E. Buckley. Musson. 

Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 


Over the Quicksands. A. C. Ray. Musson. 
Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracy. McLeod. 
The Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 
Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 
From the Bottom Up. Alexander Irvine. Musson. 
Sparrow Hawk. Baroness Orczy. Briggs. 

St. Catharines. 

.\nne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 
Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. MoLeod. 
Seventh Noon. Orin Bartlett. McLeod. 
Stowaway. Louis Tracy. McLeod. 

St. John, N.B. 

Kingdom of .Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 
Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 
When a Man Marries. Reinhardt. McLeod. 
Cavanagh. Hamlin Garland. Harper. 
Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracy. MeLeod. 
Man Outside. Wyndham Martyn. Briggs. 

Up Grade. Wilder Goodwin. Musson. 
Passers By. A. Partridge. Musson. 
Lord Loveland Discovers America. C. 

Williamson. Musson. 
When Billows Roll. 
Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Co] 


White Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 
Thurston of On-hard \'alley. Ilainld 

Samuel the Seeker. Upton .Sinclair. McLeod. 
Danger Trail. .1. O. Curwood. McLeod. 
Losing Game. Will Payne. Copp. 
Son of the Immortals. I^onis Tracv. McLeod. 

N. & A. M. 


Bindloss. Mo- 


THE C A \ A D I A \ B O O K .\J A X 





Canadian Summary. 


Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. K. Hi\i> 80 

Son of the Inimnrtals. Louis Trar-y 4.') 

Wiiitc Ma-ic. D. G. I'liillips 44 

Lord Loveland Discovers America. ('. N. and A. 

M. Williamson 42 

Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery 39 

Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Muntgomery .'J4 

Copyrights Recorded in March 

A List of Books Entered Duriiig the 
Month at the Copyright Branch ot the 
Department of Agriculture, Ottawa. 

220(iC. A Xevv and I'lactioal Course in Touch Type- 
writing, i'art J. By G. M. James, B.A., LL.B. (Book.) 
George Moffatt .James, U innipejf , 23rd February. 

22068. Histoire des Seigneurs de la Riviere du Sud. dans "La Tribune," St. Hyacinthe, t^ue. (Droit 
Temporaiie d'Auteur.) Kev. Azaire C'ouiUard Despres, 
St. Hughes, t^ue., 21 fevrier. 

220()9. Traite de la Frctection des Forets contre le 
Feu. Par W . C. J. Hall ct B. L. O'Hara. (Book.) 
William Chailcs .John ilall and Brian Lynch U Hara, 
tjuebec, 25tti February. 

22070. In Camp. By J. B. Hammond. (Verses.) 
.1. B. Hammond, Nairn Centre, Ont., 25th February. 

22077. The Practical Anatomy of the Rabbit. An 
Elementary LaJ)oratory Text Book in Mammalian Ana- 
tomy. By B. .\. Hcnslcy. Ph.D. (Hook.) K. ,L Hamil- 
ton, Toronto, 1st March. 

22081. Conveyancing and Other Forms. Fourth 
Kdition. By A. H. O'Brien, M.A. (Book.) Arthur Henry 
O'Brien, Ottawa, 2nd March. 

220!I2. .Annual i>if>;est ot Canadian Case Law of .\U 
the Cases Reported and Noted durine; the Year PlOi). To- 
gether with a Table of the Cases DiRested and a Table 
of the Cases .XfTirmcd, Followed, etc., in the Cases Di- 
gested. Pldited by Walter K. Lear. (Hook.) The Cars- 
well Company, Limited, Toronto, 8th March. 

22105. Le Poulailler Modelc dans la Region Nord-Esi 
de la Province de (,'uebec. Par .1. B. Plante, Aviculteur 
(T>ivre.) .1. B. Plante. Stadacona, Que., 11 mars. 

2210(1. Manual of Parker's .\rilhnietic Cabinet 
(Rook.) Thomas Parker, Toronto, lltli i\Iarch. 

22126. Ode to Canada and Other Poems. By A. C 
Nash. (Hook.) .Arthur Charles Nash, Peachland, British 
Columliia, 17th March 

22128. The Coal and Iron Industries of Nova Scotia. 
By C. Ochiltree Macdonald. (Look.) By C. Ochiltree 
Macdonald, Halifax, 17th March. 

2212!). Marriage Manual. A Brief Manual of Essential 
Information for Those Entering into Marriage Relation- 
ship. (Hook.) .J. Aspinall C. McCuaig, Toronto, 18th 

22162. Toasts and iiallads: Witty, Sad, Gay, Wise and 
Otherwise. (Book.) McLeod i Allen, Toronto. 26th 

22173. By-Laws for Rural Municipalities in the Prov- 
ince 01 Saskatchewan (Book ) Henry Lee Wilson, Win- 
nipeg, 29th March. 

22181. By What Authority. By Evangelist H P 
.Morgan. (Book ) H. P. Morgan, Ottawa, .30ih March 

22111. Madame .Janvier's Church. By Mary E. Hick- 
son. (Booklet.) Mary Elizabeth Hickson, Montreal, 
21st March. 

22147. Pratls Things Vou Ought to Know About 
Horses, Cows and Hogs. Edited by Dr. Francis Bridge 
and Prof. Thomas Shaw. (Book.) Pratt Food Company, 
Limited, Toronto. 21st March. 

22150. Five Thousand Facts About Canada, 1910 
(Book.) Frank Veigh, Toronto, 22nd March. 

22156. The Final Rehearsal. Musical Sketch. In One 
Act. By Emma Carter Seymour. (Book.) Emma Carter 
Seymour, Niagara Falls, Ont. 

Interim Copyright. 

1214. Marriage Manual. A Brief Manual of Essen- 
tial Informal on f r thi.^e inlciing into Marriage Re- 
lationship. (Book.) .J. Aspinall C. McCuaig, Toronto, 
2! th .J;.nJary. 

1215. Tiie Crimin;.! Code of Canada and t .e Canada 
Evidence A« t as Ame.ided to Date, with Commentaries, 
Annotations, Forms, etc., etc., and An Appendix. By 
. ames Cran^shaw, B.C.L., K.C. Third Edition. James 
(, Montreal, 3rd February. 

1217. The Dominion of Canada. A tieaeral Histor) 
of the Constitutional, Political, Financial. Exlueational 
and Social Browth and Development of the Whole 
Country From Its Iliscovery to the I'rcsent Time. In 
TweDe Volumes. Illustrated. Arthur li. Doughty, Ot- 
tawa, 11th February. 

1218. The Inion Jack Explained. (Book.) Henry 
Hill, Mo.itreal, 17th Fe'oruary. 

1219. Health Lectures. Based on the Science of 
Human Electricity. Part I. By A. J. C. (Pamphlet.) 
Arthur .1. Crighton. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., 22nd 

1220. Smoke : Its Cost, Cause and Consequences- 
How Perfect Com'.iustion is Possible. (Book.) .lohn Ijv- 
in?stone, Montreal, 24th February. 

5,000 Facts About Canada 

Compiled Ny Frank ^'einh 

Great success of the I'MO Flditioii, Seconii i.>;sue alrea(.ly called for. 
More repeat orders fnmi dealers than ever before. .Are VOl' sharinji 
in the sale ? The dealer wlm gives it a good display secures 
corresponding good residts. 

Canadian Facts Publishing Co., mw spadina .\ve.. Toronto 



An International Gallery of Fine Colour Printing. 

Canadians connected in any way with the Printing and Stationery Trades 
should take advantage of the Fourth International 


STATIONERY ^^^R^^kk^^ 


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Printed Specimens, the 

Progress in the Graphic Arts 


since 1904 and 1906 


The largest and most representative Exhibition of 
its kind ever held. 


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T M K C- A X A D I A X BOOK M A \ 

Dan Merrithew 


If you like a spirited, well-told 
story of young love and young 
courage on the high seas —THIS 
is the book you want. 


Illustrated by J. V. McFall 

Engraving for the Trade. 

J. C. Skene has established an engraving business at 
23 Adelaide St. \V., wiiore lie Ims insialled a coniplote 
plant for copperplate and steel die engraving. Mr. 
Skene's intention is to cater to the siK'iely stationery 
trade of the retail slationer and he i.s prepared to handle 
n'l wedding announcements, monogram stamping, etc. 
Mr. Skene has had large experience on his own line, 
working for some of the leading engraving and emboss- 
ing linns on the continent and his work shonld give ab- 
solute satisfaction. 

New Ideas in Calendars. 

.\inongst the many new pi-npositions offered to the 
trad(> this year is an interesting line of new ideas in 
calendars and other kindred novelties produced by The 
Clias II. Elliott Co., Philadelphia. They are putting these 
goods on the UKirkel under the name of "Penn-craft" 
and dealers who have seen advance samples speak highly 
of the noveltv of the line. 

Clarence Mulford's Big Cowboy Story 


Three editions 
before publica- 
tion day tell the 
story of this real 
cowboy story by 
the author of 
" Bar 20 " and 
" The Orphan." 

Splendid pictures 

in color by 
Maynard Dixon. 

Witty, rollicking, 
red-headed ' ' H op- 
alpng" — you can't 
help loving^ bim 
any more than 
" Meeker's girl " 

A. C. McCLURG & CO., Publishers 


Oui-of-print books tupplicti. No mAttrr what iub,tcc 
Can supply any book r\ cr Dubiikhnj. ^^ c hat r 6L> Ul<0 
rare bv>olts. 

BAKER'S BOOKSHOP, John Bright St., Birmingham, Eng. 

A Unique Autobiography. 

From the Bottom Up. Hy .Vlexandcr Irvim-. The Miissy 
Mook Co.. Toronto. $1..tO. 
An autobiography quiie unique as regarda<^he ground 
which it covers within the compass nf uihe man's life 
and in the vivid manner in which the wriufr has transcrib- 
ed his experiences upon the pages of hfe book. He has 
penetrated into the solidarity of the^iibmetged masses 
in cities, in mines, and where the sy«Hem of peonage pre- 
vails. He has made hims.df acquainted, by actual par- 
ticipation, with the life of factories, of marine, and of 
military service, and out of his large and varied experi- 
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Gossip of the Month 

A liiitisli jjiiblislior put rather a new light on the 
future of pulilishin;^ in Canada, when he .said that h« 
antieipated an immcn.-c sale of Canadian books in the 
next few yeai s amon','- the swarms of immigrants who 


A new edition of whose **The Broken Trail" 
is shortly to appear. 

would come to our shores. Hitherto we have been ac- 
cu.stomed to think of the salo of books among the people 
we have at present in Canada. Most of us base our 
estimates of a book's selling potentiality on the existing 
native-born po))ulation. But what a field for speculation 
is opened up when wo take into consideration that army 
of new (Canadians' coniine: in from all parts of the globe. 
They will want to know about Canada. The majority 
will be an.Kious to read descriptions of the country and 
its possibilities. A smaller number will be curious to 
road about the country's history. Some will bo desirous 
of becoming acquainted with Canada's great men. There 
will in fact be a growing demand for all kinds of books 
about the Dominion. 

• • • 

An important copyright conference is to he held this 
iiKintli in London, at whirh representatives of the self- 
govoiiiing colonies are to be present and discuss the 
policy which tlio Fhnpire is to adopt towards tho Berne 
Copyright Convmtion of 1!)08. Canada is to be repre- 
sented at this conference by ITori. Sydney Fisher, Minis- 
ter of Agriculture, and the Registrar of Copyrights, Mr. 

P. E. Ritchie. We are not aware what steps, if any, 
have been taken to ascertain the views of Canadian pub- 
lishers and authors on this subject, but so far as we are 
aware Canada's representatives are going to London 
without having had any consultation with the interests 
involved in this country. There has been practically no 
public announcement of their going. Thi.s is not as it 
should be. There should have been some discussion of 
tho matters to come before the conference and a state- 
ment of opinion from Canadian publishers and authors. 

At the recent meeting of the American Kewspaper 
Publishers' Association, one subject brought up for dis- 
cus.9ion was the proposal to take action to stop giving 
froc reviews of books, in the newspapers in the as.socia- 
tion. Action was deferred in the matter. Of course, 
from the newspaper publisher's standpoint tho book re- 
\iew page has always been a sore point and we know 
of several newspapers which refuse absolutely to review 
tho books of publishers who do not advertise with them. 
On the other hand the book publishers can afford to 
smile at tho nice advertising his books are receiving all 
at the expense of one little review copy and the few 
cents it costs to send it. The only person who trades 
on an even basis is apparently the reWcwcr. for he or 
she gets the book and perhaps a little money in . 
tion, for the usually pleasant task of rcadine and re-. ■ 
ing it. 

• • • 

Does a newspaper review help the sale of a book T 
Ask the average publisher and he will deny that it 
does. He may quote the experience of an .\merican pub- 

Vetcnn Ciaadlia Aaibor. 

T l-I E C A N A D I A N BOO K M A N 

lisher, who caused a fictitious book to be reviewed very 
favorably in a newspaper, and tlien never received a 
single enquiry for it. Possibly this story is itself ficti- 
tious, but it has undoubtedly a grain of truth in it. 
Many people read book reviews novc-a-days and dispense 
with reading the books themselves. By and by we think 
the whole question of book reviews will come down to a 
more rational basis in this country, as apparently it 
has m England and the United States. We will then 
find newspapers and periodicals demanding and receiving 
some fair consideration for the space they devote to 

book reviews. 

* * * 

It is certainly unfair that the books of a publisher, 
who never advertises in a newspaper, should receive long 
notices, while the books of another publisher, who does 
spend money in advertising, receive no more considera- 
tion. It is a deterrent to any advertiser and no wonder 
book advertising is so little resorted to in Canadian 
newspapers. It is just about the same condition that 
used to prevail with the railroads. An editor would give 
almost any concessions in his paper just to ride free on 
a train. Nowadays an editor seems willing to do prac- 
tically the same things in order to collect a library. 

* * * 

The death of King Edward is not only an occasion 
for sorrow among his loyal subjects, but it has been a 
source of considerable monetary loss to the booksellers. 
The fact that King Edward's name is specifically men- 
tioned in the prayer book of the Church of England, 
renders practically useless the entire edition at present 
on the shelves of the bookstores. The recent issuance 
of the new hvmnal which in many cases has been bound 

in with the prayer book, makes the stock on hand larger 
than usual and the loss will consequently be heavier. 
One bookseller suggests that in view of similar occur- 
rences in future years, the name of the sovereign be 
made impersonal in all prayer books printed hereafter. 
This seems a most reasonable suggestion and one that 
would in no way detract from the value or reverent 

character of the book. 

• • * 

The appearance of two books by Canadians on the 
list of a British ])ublisher is an occurrence deserving of 
some attention. Hitherto Canadian writers have either 
been content to seek publication for their work in Can- 
ada, frequently paying a portion of the cost of manufac- 
ture themselves, or els© they have negotiated with Amer- 
ican publishers. A few may have arranged to have their 
books made in England. But of the straight publication 
by British publishers of books by Canadian authors, we 
have had very few examples. This shows how the Can- 
adian idea is develo|.)ing across the Atlantic and we may 
expect to see more and more books by Canadians on- 
the lists of British publishers in the days to come. 

• * * 

Without detracting from the value of Mrs. Humphry 
Ward's new novel, in which Canada looms up so impres- 
sively, it may be said that it would have been much 
better had the manuscript of the story been submitted 
to some Canadian writer, familiar with life and condi- 
tions in this country, for the revision of little details 
here and there, which, as set down by Mrs. Ward, are 
incorrect or not according to Canadian usage. No 
novelist can bo expected to write with precision of a 
country only seen cursorily from a railroad car, and 
Mrs. Ward is indeed to be congratulated that she has 
succeeded so well, but there are still a few points that 
might advantageously be corrected. These are defects 
common to many books about Canada written in Eng- 
land. Some are so extreme that the books become a 
laughing stock to people in the Dominion. Probably the 
same is true of such volumes as Canadians write about 

other countries. 

• » * 

There is to be quite a lengthy list of Canadian fiction 
this year. We already welcome Miss Montgomery's third 
Prince Edward Island story. Marian Keith is to have 
a novel in the summer, as is also R. E. Knowles. There 
are books by the two new authors, S. A. White and H. 
A. Cody, and Mis. Nellie L. McClung will have her 
second story ready shortly. It is not likely that Ralph 
Connor will nroduoe a new book this year, as it is his 
custom to allow a year- to pass between the publication 
of his novels. Dorothy Dean Tate and Frances De Wolfe 
Fenwick have already been noticed. 

Author of "The Veteran and Other Poems." 

The picture postcard nowadays has become such a 
commonplace that only the finest and newest cards at- 
tract attention. A card must possess exceptional qual- 
ity before it recei\-es commendation. This ability to 
attract the attention and draw forth a word of praise is 
possessed by a series of cards issued by the Drysdale 
Company, 209 State Street, Chicago. The cards are re- 
Didductions in photou'ravurc of pen and ink drawings by 
Margie McMcin and Marion Reed, and in the delicacy of 
the treatment possess a distinct charm. The cards come 
either plain or hand-colored and embrace heads, figures 
.nnd decorated mottoes. There are 25 cards in the series. 
The Drysdale Company are represented in Canada by 
the Sutoliffe Co., Toronto. 



Information about Copyright Fiction 

A Record of the Novels which have Ap- 
peared during April — More New Titles 
Being Arranged for. 

"Lady Merlon, Colonist," Mrs. Humphry Ward's new 
novel, by virtue of its Canadian setting, has naturally at- 
tracted much attention, and the Musson Book Co., who is- 
sue the Canadian edition, report a large demand for it. 
Il has been their best seller during the past month. 

L. C. Page & Co., lioston, have at lengtii ready "Kil- 
meny of the Orchard," Miss L. M. Montgomery's third 
and latest book. It has been produced in the high class 
style characteristic of these publishers, with illustrations 
in color. In view of the large sale of its two predecessors 
"Kilmeny" should immediately jump into the ranks of 
the best sellers. 

The Musson Book Co. have received a second supply 
of "Lord Lovehuid Discovers America," by C. N. & A. M. 


Author of " Pctiicoai Governmeni." 
IColip. C'liirk t\i.l 

Willianisou. A third edition of "The Kosary,''by Florenci' 
Barclay, and a new edition of "The City of Beautiful 
Nonsense," by E. Temple Thurston, have also been re- 

The Musson Book Co. have arranged for Canadian 
editions of "Adrian Savage," by Lucas Malet, and "The 
Black I'atcli," by Baroness von Hutten, botii of which 
will be ready sliortly. 

By arrangeiiuiit with tlie Dillingham Co., New York, 
the (\ip]i, ClarU Co. are handling the following novels in 
Canada for this house: — "In Old Kentucky." by Edward 
Marshall; "Tinsel and Gold," by Dion Clayton Calthi-op: 
"John Ilolden. I'nionist." by f. C. DeT.K'on; "The Red 
Flag," by Geor^i's Olinet; "The Tjand of FS-ozeii Suns," 
by Bertrand W. Sinclair, and "The Happy Family," by 
B. M. Bowen. Nerly all of these novels are illustratid. 

McLeod & Allen expect to have ready this month "The 
Depot Master," by .Joseph C. Lincoln. Mr. Lincoln, it 
will be recalled, is the author of "Cap'n Eri," "Cy. 
Whittaker's Place," etc., and is gifted with a rich fund 
of humor, which make his books very amosing. 

The Copp, Clark Co. have brought out a Canadian 
edition of "The Sky Man," by H. K. Webster, which 
promises to have a good sale. The scene is laid in the 
Arctic regions, and the hero is a young American, who ha- 
iliscovered the art of flying with artificial wings. 

Three titles in the reprint edition of the works of Sir 
Gilbert Parker are now ready — "The Weavers," " fnc 
Right of Way," and "The Battle of the Stroa?." A 
I'oiirtli, "Seats of the Mighty," will appear on May 
20. The Copp, Clark Co. are finding this issue a most 
popular one. 

"Petticoat Government." by Baroness Orezy, was pub- 
lished by the Copp, Clark Co. May 10. This concludes the 
series of spring novels announced by this company earl- 
ier in the season. They have, however, more recently 
added two more titles to their list, which will appear 
about the middle of the month. These are "The Run- 
ning Fight," by William Hamilton Osborne, aotbor of 
"The Red Mouse" and "The Gilded Chair," by Melville 
Davisson Post, an international romance. 

McLeod & Allen are making a special effort with "The 
Arch-Satirist," the Canadian story, by Frances De Wolfe 
Feuwick, which they feel is deserving of a good recep- 

Richard Harding Davis' volume of short stories, "Once 
I pen a Time," announced by McLeod & Allen, will in 
all probability be ready some time this month. They also 
expect to issue in May "The Gold Trail," by Harold 

"The Day of Souls," by Charles Tenney Jackson, is 
one of the strongest stories on McLe,!! & Allen', spnn.- 
list. Its scene is laid in California and presents a graphic 
picture of life out west. Those who have read it con- 
jiurr it » striking piece of work. 

George Barr McCutcheon's "The Butterfly-Man" is 
published this month by William Briggs. It is attractive- 
ly made up like all this author's previous books and should 
prove a good seller. 

William Briggs announces that he is carrying a 


stock of "Kilmeny of the Orch.Trd." by L. M. M. 

Henry Frowde. Toronto, has receivi-d a first co; - 
ment of the St. Cuihbert Series of reprint . ction. a: 
ready to fill orders. The titles received include •'Bonnie 
Brier Bush." '"Window in Thrums," "Concerninsr Isabel 
Carnaby." "Beatrice of Venice." "I^nd of the I^cal." 
"The Saint." "The Man who Rose Again." etc. 

William Briggs has ready four titles in his series of 
cheap reprints. These are "David H.irum." "Ixjrds of 
the North,'" "Jane Cable" and "Feuwick *s Career." 
These books have all the original covers, the only differ- 
ence being a cheaper grade of paper. 

The Macniillan C^i. of Canada express <rr.i;ifi.A!i, .»• 
tlie reception being aoconled Winston C 
Modern Chronicle," published last month. S 
n\ost satisfactory. They also report that G 
ton's "Tower of Ivory" has take- v 

"The Raj.ih's People." h - K-, 

r A. R. Wylie. will be ; 
the Ma<"millan Co. of C<t! 

"The Devonrers." by Ch.<rtres. "A Life for a Life," by 
Roger Herrick is due this month. 


Some Canadian Books of the Month 

Brief Reviews of the Work of Canadian 

Authors — A Few Titles Worth Attention 

by Careful Readers. 

Kilmeny of the Orchard. 

The vogue of the "Anne" books, "Anne uf Green 
Gables" and its sequel "Anne of Avonlea," has been 
one of the notable features of the book trade, both in 
America and in England, during the past two years. 
Their author, Miss L. M. Montgomery, of Prince Edward 
Island, has not only made a name for herself, but has 
done much fo bring the charms of her Island home to the 
attention of the world. A third Island slory, entitled 

The heroine o[ Miss L. M. Montgomery's new story. 

"Kilmeny of the Orchard," has just come from her pen, 
(L. C. Page & Co., Boston. Cloth, .$1.2.5), and it will be 
warmly welcomed by all who have enjoyed reading its 
two predecessors. The scene is laid in a small community 
on the Island, but Anne does not figure in it. Instead we 
are introduced to a remarkable girl, called Kilmeny Gor- 
don, who, while strikingly beautiful, is unable to utter 
a word. She lives the life of a recluse, jealously guarded 
by an uncle and aunt. There comes upon the scene a 
young Nova Seotian, who has volunteered to replace an 
invalid friend as teacher of the local school. With these 
two characters, Miss Montgomery works out a charming 
romance. Her treatment is delicate, and we breathe 
tliioughtjut the atmosphere of the Island. 

Mrs. Humphry Ward's Eulogy. 

It is a unique occurrence when a novelist of the rank 
of Mrs. Humphry Ward finds in Canada a theme worthy 
of her pen. Up to the present time no contemporary 
novelist of the first class has ever attempted lo write 
thus of Canada. In "Lady Merton, Colonist (Mus- 
son Book Co., Toronto. Cloth, $1.25), Mrs. Ward pre- 
sents a eulogy of the country, which will undoubtedly 
prove very effective as an advertisement. It is a nar- 
rative story largely — the account of a journey over the 
Canadian Pacific Railway to the coast and back. Lady 

Merton, a young Englishwoman, typical of the highest re- 
finement of English society, falls in with a self-made 
Canadian, representing the spirit of the new world and 
between the two there springs up an irresistible attach- 
ment. A little excitement is added to the story by the 
presence of an English suitor, who stands in contrast to 
the Canadian, and to the somewhat melodramatic behavior 
of the Canadian's father. To Canadians, the story is 
full of interest, as giving an Englishwoman's impres- 
sion of the country and its destiny. 

The First Great Canadian. 

A distinct service has been done Canadian history 
by Charles B. Reed in the compilation of a life of Pierre 
Le Moyne, Sieur I) 'Iberville (The First Great Canadian. 
Chicago: A. C. McCIurg & Co. Cloth, $2 net.) Dr. Reed 
has paid a well-deserved tribute to the memory of a man 
who was conspicuously active in advancing the interests 
of France during the days when French power iwas 
strong in America. Born in Montreal, Pierre Le Moyne 
was iiuleed the first native Canadian to occupy a place of 
prominence in the pages of history. His exploits on Hud- 
sun 's Bay, on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and on the Gulf 
of Mexico, are narrated in detail by Dr. Reed, w<ho has 
brought to his work a genuine admiration for the prowess 
of tlie famous soldier. The book is not one of dry facts, 
hut is clothed in dramatic form and the narrative of Le 
Moyne 's life moves on like a romance. Several old maps 
and illustrations have been included, which add to the 
value of the book. 

The Faith of a Layman. 

Professor Osborne, of Winnipeg, is already known to 
Canadian readers, as the author of an interesting volume 
of essays on Shakespeare and other literary themes. He 
has now produced a thoughful work entitled, "The Faith 
of a layman" (Toronto: Cassell & Co.), in which he deals 
with the present phase of social evolution. The writer 
shows that the life of the individual is aroused and sus- 
tained by inspiration, struggle and conviction — that the 
social organism is the conservator of all that makes for 
progress — and that the church as the exponent and pro- 
pagandist of Christianity needs a new awakening. The 
concluding chapters deal with the significance of Christ- 
ianity and its present militant aspect. The book is a 
notable one, written from the standpoint of a layman. 
In style it is crisp, sententious and stimulating. 

A Valuable Bibliography. 

The 1910 volume of "The Review of Historical Pub- 
lications Relating to Canad.a," edited by II. II. Langton, 
librarian of the University of Toronto, and George M. 
Wrong, professor of history, continues the excellent work 
begun several years ago by these two gentlemen. To 
those, whose attention has not previously been directed 
to this volume, it might be explained that in it. com- 
petent reviewers discuss, often at some length, all the 
books and magazine articles of an historical or descrip- 
tive nature dealing with Canada, which have appeared 
during the preceding year. The reviews have the ad- 
vantage of being perfectl.y candid and those who go to 
the book for information may be sure that they are get- 
ting a sound expression of opinion. So far as we can see 
no work of any importance has been omitted, the editors 
lia'ing an apparently jierfeet system for keeping track 
of all publications. It would add immensely to the value 


of the work if its scope were extended to embrace all 
kinds of literadire published in or about Canada. The 
Review comes from the University Press, Toronto. 

A Canadian Humorist. 

A book of humor is a rarity nowadays in (Canada and 
the scarcity of work of this kind makes all the more 
welcome the a|)i)oarance of a small volume by Professor 
Stephen Leacock of McGill University. ("Literary 
Lapses." Montreal : Montreal Nev?s Co., Toronto ; To- 
ronto News Co.) Professor Leacock, while a deep student 
of political economy, yet finds time occasionally to dash 
off frivolous little sketches, which he sends to the comic 
press in the United States. It is a collection of these 
that ho now presents in the volume before us. Some of 
them are familiar, having attained a degree of fame in 
anecdotal form. The others are scarcely less amusing. 
Those who delight in aftor-dinncr stories will find here 
a book full of ideas and any one who wants to pass a 
pleasant hour cannot do better than secure Professor 
Leacockj's book. 

A Cavalier of Virginia. 

Wilh tlic Vir.L;inia ul' loyal colonial days as its back- 
jrriiund and England, Spain and the high-seas as its field 
of action, Theodore Roberts' new romance, "A Cava'ier 
of Virginia," eari-ies the reader back to the brave days of 
old, when adventures of all sorts were plentiful. (Boston: 
L. C. Page & Co.) It is primarily a story of adventure, 
as the ever-present and ever-necessary love problem is 
satisfactorily settled in an early chapter. But, when the 
heroine is carried away by sinister influences and her 
lover, supported by brave friends, starts in pursuit, the 
reader falls in with the spirit of the chase and enjoys 
every incident. The atmosphere of the times has been 
skilfully caught by Mr. Roberts and the rough and daring 
adventurers are painted in realistic colors. To those 
who love the romantic and the adventurous this new novel 
can be recommended. 


Tess of the Storm Country. By Grace Miller Wbite. New 
York: W. J. Watt & Company. Cloth, .$1.50. 
Scene is laid on the shores of Lake Cayuga, near 
Ithaca, students and professors of Cornell being among 
the characters. Tess Skinner is the daughter of a squa'- 
ter accused of murdering a gamekeeper. These squatters 
are ignorant, brutal people, who make a precarious liv- 
ing by unlawful fishing. The land on which the Skinner 
shanty stands is the property of Elias Graves, a minister, 
who hates the squatters and leaves no stone unturned 
to drive them off his land. Tess's love for the minister's 
son and readiness to sacrifice herself for the sake of the 
good name of the young man's sister, make the central 
theme of the story. The girl's beautiful religious faith, in 
spite of her gross ignorance, furnish a marked contrast 
to the minister's malignant hatred and the squatters' 
brutal coarseness. 

A Book on China. 

China and the Far East. Lectures delivered during the 
Second Decennial Celebration of Clark University. 
Edited by Qcnrarc TI. Blakeslee. New York: Crowell. 
Cloth, $2.00 net. 

This invaluable study of the Far East is not the pro- 
duct of one man's pen, but is a symposium representing 
a score of authorities, both Oriental and Ooi-idental. l! 
is the result of a course of leetures delivered hefi>re Clark 
T'niversity. ami dealing in the main wilh China, although 
Korea and .lapan are necessarily involved in the discus- 
sion. On behalf of Korea we have three authoritative ar- 
ticles—first, "The Awakening," bv Hon, ITorace I<. .MIon. 

former U. S. Minister; second, "The Japanese Administra- 
tion," by Prof. George T. Ladd. of Yale; and third, "Re- 
ligious Conditions," by Rev. E. F. Hall. Dr. Kan-Ichi 
Asakawa describes "Japan's Relation to China," and two 
other pertinent chapters on Japan appear. 

Three-fourths of t-he volume, however, are devoted to 
China, showing that nation's "Position in World's Poli- 
tics." "Trade Relation.s," "Monetary Conditions," 
"Array," "Opium Problem," "Learning." "Missions," 
etc., etc., each being written by some professor or ofiBeial 
best qualified to speak upon his especial phase. The re- 
sult is a volume of especial timeliness and importance. 
giving as it does a group of e.vperi opinions, separately 
expressed, but forming as a whole a remarkable con- 
sensus upon this "kingdom of mysteries." 

A Strong NoveL 
The Rosary. By Florence Bareiay. New York: «.. i' 
I'ulnain's Sons. Toronto: Mu-^.son Book Co. Cloth, 

This novel, which has had an immense sale in the 
United Stales, and is receiving much attention in Can- 
ada, is deserving of the highest commendatir.n. It is un- 
doubtedly one of the most artistic and convincing stories 
of the season. Based in its theme on the famous song of 
the same name, it relates the experiences of a pair of 
lovers, who are separated from one another through a sad 
misconception. The woman in the 'case, the Honorable 
Jane Champion, fails to see how she can be loved per- 
manently by Garth Dalmain, she is older than he 
is and has the misfortune to be quite plain, and in conse- 
quence refuses to marry him. The course of the story 
runs along from this point to the inevitable ending. There 
can be no separation for two such ideal lovers, and, whilst 
the ordeal through which they pass is a severe one, the 
end is a reasonably happy one. There is no maudlin 
sentiment about the book. It is strong and convincing. 

A Political Story. 

The Politician. By Edith Iluntinsion Mason. Chicago: 
A. C. MeClurg & Co. Cloth. $1.50. 
This book deals with a type of political man totally 
at variance with the usual diamond-bedecked individaal 
of aldumanic proportions so common in the novels of the 
day. The hero. Vernon Ellis, enters politics with the 
patriotic motive of improving the organization so that 
his country may benefit. The girl. "Harriet Rand." is 
also intensely interested in politics, though, as the story 
progresses, one cannot help thinking that she is more 
interested in Ellis. He, however, has determined that 
he must sacrifice his own personal desires on the altar 
of his country, and as he is afraid niarriiige would inter- 
fere with his "career." he will not allow hir^ ■ ive 
Miss Rand. In the end all is well. The l- res 
euiraged to another man. and Ellis' political career is 
Ii ft eri'Wiipil with success. 

A Book on Conversion. 
Twice-Born Men. By Harold Begbie. Toronto: Fleming 
IT. Revell Co. .$1.2.5. 
The stories here related are drawn from a slam dis- 
trict in London, and are designed to show the psycho- 
logical aspects of con%-ersion and incidentally to throw 
some light on the work and methods of the Salvation 
.Vrmy. The author turns the ~ ' '• ■ i,^ j<,n. 

ditions of mental and di> •■ many 

parts of our lanre cities, and In sirikiri^ ng 

sliiMvs tliat religion points the way to the o- .ve 

ivniedy. The book is a record of facts stranger than 



The Canadian Monthly List of Books 

A Record of all Books Bearing the 
Imprint of a Canadian Publisher Is- 
sued in April and Early in May. 

Bailey, L. H. Manual of Gardening. Toronto: Maemillaji. 

April. Clotli, $-2M net. 
Barrie, J. M. A Window in Thrums. New Edition. St. 
Cuthbert Series. Toronto: Henry Frowde. May. Cloth, 

Bonner, Geraldine. The Emigi-ant Trail. Toronto: Mc- 
Leod & Allen. April. Cloth, $1.25. 

Broughton, Rhoda. Cometh up as a Flower. Cheap re- 
print edition. Toronto: Macmillan. April. Cloth, 2.5c. 

Chailley, M. Joseph. Administrative Problems of British 
India. Toronto: Macmillan. April. Cloth, $3.00 net. 

Chambers, Robert W. The Green Mouse. Toronto: Mc- 
Leod & Allen. April. Cloth, .$1.25. 

Cofan, John E. Coffin's Interest Tables. New Edition. 
Toronto: Copp, Clark. April. Cloih, 75c. 

Crawford, F. M. The Undesirable Governess. Toronto. 
Macmillan. April. Cloth, $1.50. 

. Mr. Isaacs. Cloth reprint edition. Toronto: 

Macmillan. April. 25c. 

. Lonely Parish. Cheap reprint edition. To- 
ronto: Macmillan. April. Cloth 25c. 

**Crighton, A. J. Health Le«tures based on the Science 
of Human Electricity. No. 1 and No. 2. Niagara-on- 
the-Lake: A. J. Crightou. 

Edghill, Rev. B. A. Faith and Fact: A Study of 
Kitschlianism. Toronto: Macmillan. April. Cloth. 
$1.60 net. 

**Empire Club Speches. Being addresses delivered before 
the Emnii'e Club of Canada. 2 volumes. Vol. I. 1907- 
1908. Vol. II. 1908-1909. Edited by J. Castell Hopkins. 
Toronto: Empire Club of Canada. April. 

Falconer. Cecilia de Noel. Cheap reprint edition. To- 
ronto: Macmillan. April. Cloth, 25c. 

Farrar, F. W. St. Winifreds. New Edition. Toronto: 
Macmillan. April. Cloth, 75c. 

Fenwick, Frances De Wolfe. The Arch-Satirist. Toronto : 
McLeod & Allen. April. Cloth, .$1.25. 

Fogazzaro, Antonio. The Saint. New Edition. St. Cuth- 
bert Series. Toronto: Henry Frowde. May. Cloth, 36c. 

Fowler, E. J. Concerning Isabel Carnaby. New Edition. 
St. Cuthbert Series. Toronto: Henry Frowde. May. 
Cloth, 35c. 

. Fuel of Fire. New Edition. St. Cuthbert 

Series. Toronto: Henry Frowde. May. Cloth, 36e. 

Galloway, G. The Principles of Religious Development. 
Toronto: Macmillan. April. Cloth, $3.00 net. 

Gerard, Morice. Rose of Blenheim. New Edition. St. 
Cuthbert Scries. Toronto: Henry Frowde. May. Cloth, 

**Hamilton, Dr. D. W. Common Weeds of Canada. To- 
ronto: Macmillan. .\pril. Paper, 50c net. 

HeTvlett, Maurice. Stooping Lady. Cheap reprint edi- 
tion, Toronto : Macmillan. April. Cloth, 25c. 

Hocking, Joseph. Madness of David Baring. New Edi- 
tion. St. Cuthbert Series. Toronto: Henry Frowde. 
May. Cloth, 35c. 

. The Man who Rose Again. New Edition. St. 

Cuthbert Series. Toronto: Henry Frowde. May. Cloth, 

Jackson, Charles Tenney. The Day of Souls. Toronto: 

McLc.mI & Allen. April. Cloth, $1.26. 
Johnson, Wm. and West. P. The Innocent Murderers. 

Toronto. McLeod & Allen. April. Cloth, $1.25. 
**Laut, Agnes C. Lords of the North. Cheap reprint 

edition. Toronto: Briggs. May. Cloth. 50c. 
London, Jack. Revolution and Other Essays. Toronto: 

Macmillan. April. Cloth, $1.50 net. 
Lyall, David. The Land of the Leal. New Edition. St. 

Cuthbert Series. Toronto: Henry Frowde. May. 

Cloth, .3.5e. 
Lynde, Francis. The Taming of the Red Butte Western. 

Toronto: McLeod & Allen. April. Cloth, $1.25. 

Lidgerwood is made superintendent of the most disorganized and 
unruly branch in the wildest section of a great western railroad, but 
his greatest difficulty lies in his physical cowardice. A tragic aBd 
dramatic situation develops through the hottest kind of a struggle, 
full of exciting and vividly described incidents, with the local mine 
owners, and Lidgerwood'a still greater fight with himself. Red 
Butte Western is only a small piece of a great railroad system, but 
it manages to create an amazing amount of trouble before the new 
superintendent conquers both it and himself and wins the girl he ■ 

McConnell, R. M. The Duty of Altruism. Toronto: Mac- 
millan. April. Cloth, $1.50 net. 

"*McCutcheon, G. B. Jane Cable. Cheap reprint edition. 
Toi-nnto: Briggs. Cloth, SOic. 

McLennan, Dr. John. Manual of Practical Farming. 
Toronto. Macmillan. April. Cloth. $1.75 net. 

MacCallum, Prof. M. W. Shakespeare's Roman Plays and 
Their Background. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, $3.00 

Maclaren, Ian. Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush. New Edi- 
tion. St. €uthbert Series. Toronto: Henry Frowde. 
May. Cloth, 35c. 

Maclennan, R. J. In Von Toon. Toronto: Musson. April 
Paper covers, 25c. 

MacPlowter, Samuel. Mrs. McCraw. Toronto: Musson. 
April. Paper covers, 25c. 

Maule, Mary K. Little Knight of the X Bar B. Toronto: 

IMcLeod & Allen. April. Cloth, $1.25. 

A novel of ranch life. The story centres about a mysterious lad 
of gentle breeding who is brought to the X Bar B by the owner, 
whom no one dares question. He becomes the pet of the men in the 
most delightful comradeship, and, young as he is, infuses a spirit of 
chivalry into his rough yet tender friends from his recollection of 
stories of knightly days learned from his mother. It is only at the 
close of the book, when, as a man he has been through many thril- 
ling adventures, that the mystery — by means of a striking denoue- 
ment — is cleared away. 

Millard, C. N. The Building and Care of the Body. To- 
ronto: Macmillan. April. 40c. net. 

Montgomery, H. Western Women in Eastern Lands. To- 
ronto : Maacmillan. Cloth, 50c net. Paper. 30c net. 

Oxenham, John. Barbe of Grand Bayou. New Edition. 
St. Cuthbert Series. Toronto: Henry Frowde. May. 
Cloth, .3.5c. 

Paine, Ralph D. The Head Coach. Toronto : McLeod & 
All( n. April. Cloth, .$1.35. 

The author of "College years" tells a manly stirring story of 
athletics and clean sport in a New England college. Deacon Kings- 
land spent his vacation coaching a college foot-ball team. What he 
did for the college and for his parishioners and how he met the right 
girl to help him do more is told with spirit and humor. 

Palgrave. The Golden Treasury. India Paper Edition. 

Toronto: Macmillan. April. Cloth, .$1.25 net. 
Palmer, Frederick. Danbury Rodd, Aviator. Toronto: 

iMcLeod & Allen. April. Cloth, .$1.25. 
'"••Parker, Sir Gilbert. The h'ighl of Way. Cheap reprint 

edition. Toi-onto: Copp, Clark. April. Cloth, 50c. 


T H E C A X A D I A X P. O O K .M A N 

•• . The Battle of th« Strong:. Cheap reprint f<li- 

lion. Toronto: Copp, Clark. April. Cloth, .50c. 

Pemberton, Max. The Mysteiy of the Green Heart. To- 
ronto: Briggs. April. Cloth, $1.25. 

Pomberton, Max. Beatrice of Venice. New Edition. St. 
Cuthbert Series. Toronto. Henry Frowde. May. Cloth, 

Reed, C. K. and C. A. A (luide to Taxidermy. Toronto: 
Musson. Ai)ril. Cloth, .$1.50 net. 

iluskin, Crown of Wild Olive. Poeket classic series. To- 
ronto: Macniillan. Cloth, 25e net. 

Sinclair, Uoton. Sainnil the Si'ekcr. Toronto: McLeod & 
Allen. April. Cloth, $1.25. 

Samuel is an ingenuouH country boy who Bceks his fortune in the 
imaginary factory city of I^ockmanvillc. What he finds is the cruel 

injustice o^ a capitaliet-ruled society — the poverty and futility of 
effort in the class beneath, the arrogant selflshnens and dissipation of 
the class above. The rank hypocrisy of the church to which Samuel 

fimt turns for helji drives him to socialism, it ie the theme of "The 
jungle" and "The moneychangers" in a new setting, but the boy's 
earnest idealism strikes, for the author, a new note. 

Stables, Gordon. M. D. The Mother's Book of Health. 

Toronto. Mnssoii. April. Cloth, 75c. 
. The Parents' Gnide to Children's Ailment.s. 

Toronto. April. Cloth, 75c. 
. The Girls' Book of Health and Beauty. To- 

I'onto: Musson. April. Cloth. 75c. 
. The Boys' Book of Health and Strength. To- 

ronto: Musson. April. Cloth, 75c. 
. The Wife's Guide to Health and Happiness. 

Toronto: Musson. April. Cloth, 75c. 
— . Sickness or Health. Toronto: Musson. April. 

Fielding, tho daughter of that explorer. L'p into the same region of 
the North comes a young man. Philip Cayle^. «ho has long b«en an 
outcast from civilization, because of a crime of wbieb he was 
not really guilty. He has taught himself to fly with a pair of giant 
wings. Wild chance and a quick euccession of stirring adventaret 
leave the "sky-man" and the young girl alone to fight privation and 
darkness through an Arctic winter, whose dangers are eahanccd by a 
half-mad Norwegian sailor. 

**WeBtcott, E. l)avid Harum. Cheap reprint edition. 

Toronto: Hri'_"_'s. May. Cloth, .50e. 
White, Grace Millar. Tess of the Storm C«.iiiilry. To 

ronio: .Mcl>.<,d & Allen. April. Cloth, .$1.25. 
**Wigle, Beverend Hamilton. The Veteran an<I Other 

Pwm.s. Topfjnto: Hritrss. April. Cloth, .$1.00. 
**Woolverton, Linus, M.A. The Canadian Apple Grower's 

Guide. Toronto: Briggs. April. Cloth. $2.00. 

Cloth, 75c. 
Stacpoole, H. De Vere. Gnrryowen. Toronto. McLeod & 

Alli'ii. April. Cloth, $1.2.5. 
Swinburne, Algernon Charles. Poems and Tragedies. 2 

volumes. Toronto. Musson. April. Cloth, .$2.00 per 

**Tate, Dorothy Dean. Story of Yuku. Toionto: Briggs. 

April. Cloth, $1.25. 
Thanet, Octave. By Inheritance. Toronto: McLeod & 

Allen. April. Cloth. $1.25. 

The author of "The man of the hour." "The lion's share." in 
this book takes up the negro problem in the south. A wealthy New 
Kngland woman goes to Arkansas to visit her nephew and there 
comes face to face with conditions undreamed of in her northern 
home. She has a protege, a young mulatto, whom she has sent 
through Harvard, who has great plans for his race, the utter im- 
practicability of which they Icarn through very bitter experience. 
The picture of southern life and the contrasts between the New Eng- 
Innder and Southerner, the negro and the white, are cleverly drawn. 

Valentine, C. S. How to Kw^p Hens for Profit. To- 

ronlo: MMriiiilhui. April. Cloth, .$1..50 net. 
Voynich. E. L. \n Interrupted Friendship. Toronto: 
Mni'niillMii. April. Cloth, .$1.25. 

**Ward, Mrs. Humphry. Fenwick's Career. Cheap re- 

prinl edilion. Toronio: Briggs. May. Cloth, 50c. 

. Lady Merton. Colonist. Toronto: Musson. 

April. Clothl$1.25. 

Wattes, M. S. N;ilhan Burke. Toronto: Macniillan. April. 
Cloth. $1.'J.5. 

Webster, H. K. The Sky Man. Toronto: Copp. Clark. 

Miiy. Cloth. .$1.25. 

A iileasure yacht goes up into the wilds of the froien North, 
searching for some signs of a lost vessel which contains an Arctic 
explorer and his party. On board tho yacht Is a young girl. Jeanne 

Announcements of General Works 

\^hat Canadian Publishers are Prepar- 
ing — Captain Peary's book — Other Im- 
portant Volumes. 

The Copp, Clark Co. announce fiat they will be the 
publishers of the Canadian edition of Captain Pear>"'s nar- 
rative of the discovery of the North Pole. This great 
work is to be published in September, and it gives promise 
of being the most important publication of the autumn 

Next month the Copp, Clark Co. will publish the Can- 
adian edition of A. L. Haydon's important work on the 
Xorlhwest Mounted Police, entitled "Riders of the 
Plains." The story covers the period from 187:5 to 1910. 
and the book will contain a large number of illustrative 
photographs, map., and drawings. (.$2.50 net). 

The Musson Book Co. have received their new imprint 
edition of Algernon Charles Swinburne's "Poems" and 
"Tragedies" in two volumes. They will be sold boxed 
together or the "Poems" may be hiid separately. 

A "Guide to Taxidermy," by C. K. and C. A. Reed, 
has been published by the Musson Book Co. It is a com- 
prehensive and useful work, well illustrated. 

A new, revised and enlarged edition of Coffin's "In- 
terest Tables" has been issued by the Copp, Clark Co. 
The new edition is listed at 75c in cloth, as compared to 
$1 for the old edition. 

The Musson Book Co. have placed in slock a scries of 
si.\ books by Gordon Stables. M.D. on health subjects. 
These deal with the problems of all ages and h>A\x sescs, 
and will be found useful additions to the medical Ubrary 
in the home. 

Health and Strength. Ltd.. of 12 Burleigh St.. Slrmnd. 
W.C.. proprietors and publishers i>f the journal of that 
name, and the successful weeklies "Boxing" and "TTi-- 
.\thletic Field and Swimming World." as well as a vrry 
extensive library of health and athletic books, notify us 
that, in view of the constant expiinsion of the scope of 
their business, they have taken tho necessary steps to 
change tlie style of the firm, which .ipjvared to be ,^f too 
restrictive a eliaraclor, to that of Ewart. Seymour A Co.. 
Ltd.. by which they will in future b* known. 



Interesting Items About Canadiana 

Books of Special Interest to Canadians 

Appearing in the Near Future — New 

Titles Noted. 

The history and achievements of the Northwest Mount- 
ed Police, as presented by A. L. Haydon in his work en- 
titled, "Riders of the Plains," will be published by the 
Copp, Clark Co. in Canada, and not by the Musson Book 
Co. as intimated last month. 

Two volumes containing the speeches delivered before 
th« Empire Club of Canada, in Toronto, during the sea- 
sons, 1907-1908 and 1908-1909, have recently been issued 
by the Club. The work of compilation has been done by 
j". Castell Hopkins, and the books are well made. The 
addresses are many of them of considerable importance, 
having been delivered by prominent Canadians and dis- 
tinguished visitors to the country on a great variety of 

A biography of Daniel McNeill Parker, M.D., who 
spent his life in the Province of Nova Scotia, and was 
for many years a well-known physicion in the City of 
Halifax, is to be issued shortly from the press of William 
Briggs. His son, W. F. Parker, barrister, Wolfville, who 
was^for ten years a partner of R. L. Borden, now leader 
of the opposition, has prepared the volume, which is in- 
tended for private circulation only. Probably, in view 
of the extraordinary inner light which the book sheds on 
some of the historical events in the life of the province. 
a few copies will be placed with the leading public librar- 
ies of the country. 

The people of Canada, on account of being so far re- 
moved from their cousins in the Antipodes, are not very 
well informed on the manners and customs of their breth- 
ren in that part of the world. The Rev. D. V. Lucas, D.D., 
who has been a traveler of some considerable note, had 
the opportunity of spending a year or so in New Zealand, 
and he has eiiibodied the result of his observations and 
travels in New Zealand in a book entitled "The Maories 
of New Zealand." This volume gives considerable in- 
sight into the manners and customs of this strange and 
brilliant people, members of which to-day sit in the Par- 
liament of New Zealand, although they are only removed 
by one generation from cannibalism. The book is well 
illustrated and very tastily gotten up. 

About five weeks before Christmas, 1909, Bev. G. W. 
Kerby, of Calgary, issued his first book, entitled, "The 
Broken Trail." The success which attended its publica- 
tion was almost phenomenal, as the entire edition of 2,000 
copies was disposed of before Christmas. A new edition 
is now on the press and will be issued by William Briggs 
this month. 

A somewhat remarkable poem entitled "Sea Room," 
by A. N. St. John Mildmay, M.A., of Vancouver, B.C. has 
just been published by William Briggs. It deals with the 
subject of immigration and is exceedingly patriotic in 
tone. Mr. Mildmay is a graduate of Oxford. The poem is be- 
ing issued in gift style and already the Vancouver Tourist 
Association have ordered a large number of copies. 

The Rev. William D. Lee, of Waterloo, Out., has com- 
piled a book of family worship, containing, what is not 
usually to bo found in such volumes, a selection of scrip- 
ture in full, along with the prayer for the daily exercise. 
The book is being issued from the press of William Briggs, 
and will be published in several bindings. Already a good 

deal of interest has been aroused, and there arc already 
some hundreds of advance orders on file. 

Those interested in the early days of our country will 
welcome a volume just from the press of -William Briggs, 
entitled "John Sanderson the First, or a Methodist 
Preacher at Home." This book has been a labor of 
love on the part of his daughter. Miss Camille Sander- 
son, and is one which pictures very vividly the pioneer 
days of Methodism, when the preachers had circuits fifty 
miles in extent, and where in some cases the year's work 
was performed for the munificent salary of .$100.00, and 
in many cases often less. The book is one which shows 
many interesting side lights on the early development 
of Ontario, and will no doubt meet with the appreciation 
which it deserves. 

A book which is being published at an oppnrl\irie mom- | 
ent is "The King, Canada and Empire," by Fane Srwell, 
manager of the Canadian Bank of Commerce branch, 
corner College St. and Spadina Ave., Toronto. It is being 
prepared particularly for gift book sale and will be ready 
for Victoria Day. It will be issued from the press of- 
William Briggs. 

AVhile Canada has been up to the present essentially 
an agricultural country, it is somewhat strange that most 
of the technical books on the subject of agriculture have 
hitherto had to be procured from the United States. A 
departure from this condition has taken place in the is- 
sue from the press of William Briggs, of a very excellent 
work, entitled "The Canadian Apple Grower's Guide." 
by Linus Woolverton, of Grimsby. Mr. Woolverton has 
been an authority on the subject of apple growing for a 
number of years, and is eminently qualified to deal with 
it. The book is well illustrated. 

Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston, published on April 30, 
"Wilderness Pets," an account of a camping expedition 
in the Nova Scotia forests by Dr. Edward Breck. Uncle 
Ned Buckshaw, the chief personage in the book, is likely 
to prove as interesting to the readers of that volume as 
the many and various animals and birds which he brings 
up in the way they should go, at his cabin on the lake. 
Uncle Ned is no sentimentalist. He can shoot and fish 
with the best of them, and his quaint maxims breathe the 
very spirit of wholesome maniliness, but he is the bitter 
enemy of reckless killing, and teaches his disciples to use 
the camera and note-book rather than the rifle and shot- 

An Imperial Copyright Conference 

Representatives of the British Govern- 
ment and the Self-governing Colonies 
Meet this Month in London. 

(From the London Times.) 

London, April 7. — A conference of representatives of 
the British Government and of the self-governing Colon- 
ies will be held in London next month to consider the 
Berne Copyright Conference, as revised at the Berlin Con- 
ference in Niivember, 1908, and the attitude of the Em- 
pire towards the subject of copyright. The actual date 
of the confereneo has not yet been decided, but it will 
])r(ibab!y assemble on May 18th. 

Tlie confereneo will probably bo opouoil by Mr. Syd- 
ney Buxton, M.P., the president of the Board of Trade, 



The main question for consideration at the conference 
will be whether it is advisable to promote an Imperial 
Copyright Act, applying to the whole Empire, or a British 
Domestic Act, with power to the self-governing Colonies 
lo bring themselves within its scope afterwards. Article 
26 of the revised Convention provides that the contracting 
lountries shall have the right to accede to the convention 
at any time for their colonies or foreign possessions. They 
may do this either by a general declaration, comprising 
in the accession all their colonies or possessions, or by 
specially naming those which are comprised therein, or 
simply indicating those which are excluded. 

Tlie committee appointed by Mr. Churchill, as president 
of the Board of Trade, in March, 1909, to examine the re- 
vised Convention and to consider whether the law should 
be altered so as to enable the Government to give effect 
to it, refrained from reporting upon "questions which 
arise in connection with copyright in the Colonies, and the 
position of Uveal Britain with regard to the Colonies." 
They pointeti out that a conference of the representatives 
of the Colonies was about to be called, and added. — 

It seems of the utmost importance that the Colonies, 
as parts of the British Empire, should come into line with 
(ireat Britain, and that, so far as possible, there should 
be one law tiiroughout the Empire. 

It will be necessary, as Mr. Churchill has ah-eady 
str.U'd in the House of Commons, that any alteration of 
the existing law of copright. to give effect to the decisions 
of the Berlin Conference, shall be made by legislation. 
It is ijossible that a measure ratifying the adhesion of 
(treat Britain to the convention may be introduced during 
(he current session, but it is not considered likely that, in 
the present state of public business, any considerable pro- 
gress would be made with the bill this year. 

Ottawa, April 22. — The Honorable Sydney Fisher, 
Minister of Agiiculture, in whose department Canadian 
eopyiight matters are looked after, has been appointed 
by the Dominion Government as Canada's representative 
at tlh> Imperial Conference. He will be accompanied lo 
England by Mr. P. E. Riteliie. the registrar of copyrights. 


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The Best Sellers During April 

Reports from the Leading Centres 
of Trade in Canada, with a Summary 
Showing the Most Popular Books. 

Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 
Fortune Hunter. L. J. Vance. Briggs. 
Lord Loveland Discovers America. C. K. & A. M. 

Williamson. Musson. 
Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 
Old Rose and Silver. Myrtle Reed. Putnam. 
Calling of Dan Mattiiews. H. M. Wright. Mcl^eod. 


Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 

The Girl From His Town. Marie Van Vorst. McLeod. 

Beauty. Mrs. Wilson Woodrow. McLeod. 

Passers By. A. Partridge. Musson. 

Florentine Frame. Elizabeth Robbins. Moffatt. 

Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 
Ivingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 
While Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 
Margarita's Soul. J. D. Bacon. McLeod. 
By lidieritanee. ()ctove Thanet. McLeod. 
Lord Loveland Discovers America. C. N. & .\. M. 
Williamson. Musson. 

Charlottetown, P.E.I. 
Ballads of a Cheeckako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 
Songs of a Sourdough. R. W. Service. Briggs. 
Joy. L. G. Moberley. 
Master's Violin. Myrtle Reed. Putnam. 
Lord IxivelanJ Discovers .\nierica. C N. & A. M. 
Williamson. Musson. 

Kingdom of Slender Swonls. H. E. Rives, McLeod. 
Heechy. B. Van Hut Ion. Musson. 
Anne of .Vvonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 
Songs of a Sourdough. R. W. Service. Briggs. 
Bishop of Cottontown. J. T. Moore. Winston. 


Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. MeI.<eod. 
Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracy. McLeod. 
Modern Chronicle. Winston diurchill. Macmillan. 
White Magie. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 
Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Songs of a Sourdough. R. W. Service. Briggs. 


1 .Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 

2 Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McI..eod. 
:i .\nne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

t Litany Lane. Mrs. Baillie-Saunders. Macmillan. 

"i Ballads of n Cheeckako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

(i White Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 


1 Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

2 Modern (^ironicle. Winston Churchill. MacmilUa. 

3 White Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 



4 Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 

5 Margarita's Soul. J. D. Bacon. McLeod. 

6 Green Mouse. R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 


1 Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 

2 Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

3 Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 

4 Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 

5 Old Rose and Silver. Myrtle Reed. Putnam. 

6 It Never Can Happen Again. DeMorgan. Frowde. 


L Caleb Trench. Mary Imlay Taylor. Musson. 

2 Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson 

3 Litany Lane. Mrs. Baillie-Saunders. Macmillan. 

4 By Inheritance. Octave Thanet. McLeod. 

5 Green Mouse. R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 

G Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 


1 Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 

2 Little Knight of the X Bar B. Mary K. Maule. McLeod. 

3 Songs of a Sourdough. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

4 Anne of Avoulea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
r> Man Outside. Wyndham Martyn. Briggs. 

(i Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery .Page. 


1 Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

2 Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson 

3 Green Mouse. R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 

4 Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 

5 By Inheritance. Octave Thanet. McLeod. 
(i Berenice. E. P. Oppenheim. Ward, Lock. 


1 Annie of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

2 L(ird Ldveland Discovers America. C. N. & A. M. 

Williamson. Musson. 

3 Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 

4 Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 
."i Julni Marvel, Assistant. T. N. Page. Copp. 

i; Wliile Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 


; i^ady Merlon, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson 

2 Green Mouse. R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 

3 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

4 Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
ft Uan Merrithew. Lawrence Peri-y. McClurg. 

(J Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracy. McLeod. 


St. Thomas. 

1 Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 

2 Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracy. McLeod. 

3 Thurston of Orchard Valley. Harold Bindloss. McLeod. 

4 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

5 Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 

6 Inner Shrine. Anonymous. Musson. 

St. Catharines. 

1 Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

2 Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs Humphry Ward. Musson. 

3 House of Whispering Pines. A. Green. Putnam. 

4 Tower of Ivory, (jertrude Atherton. Macmillan. 

5 Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

(i Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 


1 Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs Humphry Ward. Musson. 

2 Fortune Hunter. L. J. Vance. Briggs. 

3 Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 

4 Samuel, the Seeker. Upton Sinclair. McLeod. 

5 Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

6 Green Mouse. Robt. W. Chambers. McLeod. 


1 Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

2 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

3 Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 

4 Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracy. McLeod. 
"i Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

6 White Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 

1 Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

2 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

3 Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Westminster. 

t Ijord Loveland Discovers America. C. N. & A. M. 

Williamson. Musson. 

r> Ballads of a Cheeckako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

(i Gateway. Harold Begbie. 

St. John. N.B. 

1 Cavanagh. Ihuulin Garland. Harper. 

2 Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McIiCod. 
Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. MacMiillaii. 
Green Mouse. R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 
Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Wanl. Musson 

6 White Magic. D. Q. Phillips. Briggs. 

Canadian Summary. 

1 Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives 

2 Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. 

3 Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward 

4 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. 

5 Rosary, Florence Barclay. 

6 Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. 



22222. The Story of the Yuku. By Dorothy Dean 
Tate. (Book.) Dorothy Dean Tate, Toronto, 8th April. 

22223. The Veteran. And Other Poems. By Hamil- 
ton Wigle. (Book.) Hamilton Wigle, Winnipeg, 8th 

22263. The Origin of Light and Defence of the Bible. 
By Canon Reiner, M.A. (Book.) Canon Reiner, Barrie, 
15th April. 

22265. Empire Club Speeches. Being addresses de- 
livered before the Empire Club of Canada during its 
session of 1907-1908. Edited by J. Castell Hopkins, F.S.S. 
(Book.) Empire Club of Canada, Toronto, 15th April. 

22266. Empire Club Speeches. Being addresses deliver- 
ed before the Empire Club of Canada durings its session 
of 1908-1909. Edited by J. Castell Hopkins, F.S.S. 
(Book.) Empire Club of Canada, Toronto, 15th April. 

22268. Reminiscences of the Northwest Rebellion of 
1885. (Temporary Copyright.) John Hooper, Winnipeg, 
15th April. 

22282. My Travels. Visits to Lands Far and Near. 
By Robert Sliiclds. (Book.) Robert Shields, Toronto, 
19th April. 

22289. Tlie Canadian Apple Grower's Guide. By 
Tjinus Woolverton, M.A. (Book.) Tjinus Woolverlon, 
Ihiniilton, 21st April. 

22324. Alleviations. By Rose J. E. (Trier. (Book.) 
Rose Jane Elizabeth Grier, Toronto, 26th April. 



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Chronicle and Comment. 

What effect does the weather have on the book busi- 
ness? This question was put the other day to one of our 
Canadian publishers. His reply was somewhat unex- 
pected. The natural assumption would be that the pre- 
valence of damp, cold weather, compelling people to fore- 
go their usual outdoor pleasures and imprisoning them in 
the house, would lead to increased sales of the fiction of 
the day, but this is quite contrary to the actual experi- 
ence of the trade. Just as inclement spring weather re- 
duces the sales of the hatter, tlie boot and shoe man and 
the drygdoilsnian, it cuts down the sales of the bookseller. 
Instead of going forth to siiop, the lady of the house takes 
down one of the old favorites from her bookshelf anl 
proceeds to read it comfortably before an opven fire. It 
is a time when Dickens and Scott and Thackeray have 
their innings and triumph over the modern novelist. 

• • • 

We notice a movement on foot in England to establish 
traveling bookstores. These will be constructed on the 
lines of the old caravan and will be driven from village 
to villag<'. They will earrry copies of all the latest books 
of all kinds and will thus be able to show any recent 
book that may be asked for. This is a facility which the 
average bookstore in a small town or village is unable to 
offer and to this extent, the traveling bookstore will fill 
a want. The promoters of the scheme believe that, if 
the public are only shown the books, they will purchase 
them, adducing the of the subscription canvasser, 
who rarely fails lo place his wares. 

• • • 

The Champlain Society of (Janada have now some 
twenty volumes in course of preparation. As their aim is 
to publish two each year, it will be seen that they havi- 
work ahead for the next ten years. But notwithstanding, 
the cry is for more books, the difficulty being that the 
work of preparation is so slow in most cases that it is 
impossible to count on the regular appearance of the two 
books each year. The society has been in existence now 
since May, 1905 — a term of five years — and yet only four 
volumes have been published. At least double the num- 
ber should have been ready. It is to obviate this that 
the society is willing to authorize the preparation of 
several books in addition to those already under way. 
As i^reviously noted, the society aims to place liistorical 
works on ('anadii, which are not, for various reasons, 
available to the avei'age reader, in a permanent and con- 
\eni<'iil I'oirii. 

• • • 

Do Cmiailian books sell.' We do not mean tlie kinti 
of books exempli lied by the novels of Ralph Connor or 
L. M. Montgomery, whioii have attained an assured plr.ce 
in public favor, Init books of ,a less pretentious nature— 
histi>ries, biographies, works of travel, and the like. To 
show how such books do gradually disappear from the 
bins and shelve of the publisliors, take the ease of a little 


volum« that made its appearance a couple of years ago 
"The Ixrtters of a Remittance Man to His Mother," by 
W. H. P. Jarvis. This book could not be said to be a 
work of extraordinary interest and no one would projthecy 
an extended sale for it. Yet strange to say the demand 
for this particular book, while small, has been steady 
and to-day the publisher tells us that his first binding 
has been exhausted completely. The same is true of many 
another book and editions are gradually being cleaned oat. 
• • • 

It is good news that the late Professor Goldwin Smith 
had practically completed his promised book of reminis- 
cences before the hand of death touched him. It would 
not be strange if this last work of the venerable Sage 
of the Grange proved to be his most popular book. Alter 
all, the public enjoys a well-written volume of reminis- 
cences, particularly when many of the great men of the 
past arc introduced, better than a work of philosophy or 
history. We can only regret that the book was not pub- 
lished before the author's death. If much time elapses 
now before it appears, it is to be feared that sales will 
suffer, for, sad to say, the public nowaday* seems to pre- 
fer the living author to the dead. 

An intimation comes from London to the effect that 
I he Copyright Conference has evolved a satisfactory soln. 
lion to the problem of copyright within the Empire. What 
this solution is, has not been disclosed as yet. but we 
trust that Hon. Sydney Fisher has done nothing to injure 
Canadian publishing interests. Canadian copyright, it is 
true, is usually regarded as a farce, but it has its good 
as well as its bad points and it is to be ho{)ed that the 
minister, in whose charge this important matter is placed. 
has taken care to post himself thoroughly on the question. 

A word of warning should once again be sounded about 
the publication in Canada by any of oar Canadian pub- 
lishers of books of imperfect literary quality. These books 
are, of, practically published by the authors them- 
-elves, but the public does not know this and they attri- 
bute them to the publishers whose names appear on the 
title pages. Our market for books is none too large and 
every publisher in Canada would do well for his own sake 
to maintain a high level of literary exrellenee in the books 
upon which he places his imprint. In the long run it will 
he to his best interest. 

The average Canadian knows really very little about 
the literature of his country. Such scraj*? of information 
as be secures from the ilaily press are meagre and diseon- 
necteil. ("Inly about half a dozen newspapers keep up 
weekly literary c<dunins and in tht>se columns it is Ih" 
Knglish or American b»x>k of the day that would st^m 
lo lake precedence. The fault of all this rests very 
lai-gely with authors and their publisliers. who fail to 
Muiki' their tnxiks adequately known. So far as th«- editors 
of the literary columns ar»' conceniod they sr<» ""ly too 
anxious to give prominence to the work <>: ' ■ ,it 

they are not going forth to dijr up this ii.: en 

it is si^ much easier to use the materi,-%l at band, furnished 
by mi>re progressive publishers in England or the States. 


Some Canadian Books of the Month 

Brief Reviews of the Work of Canadian 
Authors — A Few Titles worth Atten- 
tion by Careful Readers. 

Canada in English Eyes. 
To Canadians, Mrs. Binnie-Clark's description of the 
country in her book. "A Summer on the Canadian 
Prairie" (Toronto : Musson Book Co,) will appear as a 
somewhat amusing- delineation of the characteristics of 
this crude young nation. Canadians themselves are ^o 
industriously eng-ag-ed in developing resources of the land, 
that they are not in a position to study themselves im- 
partially. In brief, Mrs. Binnie-Clark relates the exper- 
iences of two cultured English women, who follow a 
brother to Canada in order to spur him on to do some- 
thing in life. He had chosen to take up a homestead in 
Western Canada, but a natural disinclination for hard 
work and drudgery made this a failure and, after an un- 
profitable summer on the farm, the trio returned to 

world. "Sea Room" sings the praises of Vancouver and 
it does it with a bold ringing challenge wlrich stirs the 
heart. It is good poetry and stands out strongly in 
contract vrith much of the so-called poetry api)earing in 
Canada just now. 

The Canadian Mounted Police. 

It is certainly high time that an authoritative his- 
tory—and this is one — of the Royal North-West Mounted 
Police of Canada should be written. (Riders of the 
Plains. By A. L. Haydon. Copp, Clark). It is quite 
true, as the author says, that this fine force has main- 
tained the best tradition of the British race in doing its 
work silently, unostentatiously, and efficiently, and that 
it has not received due recognition at the hands of the 
public. By personal and intimate intercourse with the 
corps, the use of all official records (placed freely at his 
disposal), combined with considerable literary skill, the 
author was well equipped for the task he has undertaken, 
and the result is a work of real value. The story is an 
interesting one and is prefaced by a useful little chapter 
on "The North-West of the Past," which serves as a 

i| II 



Illjslraii.n fro.-n A. L. Haydoj's History of Ihe Northwesl Mounted Police. (Copp, ClarkV 

England. The author does not condemn the country by 
any means, but .she seeks to demonstrate that it is only 
by hard work that success can be won in Western Can- 
ada. Built up on this outline of a story is a long and 
interesting series of impressions of Canada and its people 
and, because it is human nature to be curious about the 
opinions other people have of us, there will be many 
people who who will be anxious to read this bright and 
entertaining volume. 

A Stirring Sea Song. 

An attractive setting has been made for Mr. Aubrey 
N. St. John Mildway's stirring song, "Sea Room," by 
his publisher, William Briggs. Produced in booklet form, 
with a reproduction of a painting by S. P. Judg-e, of 
one of the Empresses of tlie Pacific on its cover, and 
with four other appropriate page pictures inside, it will 
make a useful g^ft for friends in other parts of the 

setting to the picture. The force was founded by Sir 
John Macdonald, who wanted a plain, working, mobile 
force, suited to the conditions of the country — "as little 
gold lace and fuss and feathers as possible," to quote 
his own words. The maintenance of law and oi-der by a 
body of 600 men in the vast area of the North-west, ex- 
tending 900 miles westward from the Red River in Man- 
itoba to the foothills of the Rockies, and comprising the 
enlarged provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta, north- 
wards the great Yukon territory, and eastwards, again, 
the great, sparsely settled region reaching to Hudson 
Bay, is a piece of work of which any corps may well be 
proud. Indian difficulties, railway labor strikes, the sup- 
pression of frontier desperadoes, the North-Wost Rebel- 
lion, 'policing the Yukon at the time of the gold rusli 
(infested by desperadoes, bullies, gamblers and their ac- 
companiments), and the suppression of crime there under 
circumstances of unusual difficulty, at the front in South 



Africa, then northwards again in the Arctic Circle among 
the Eskimos, exterminating "cattle rustlers," and escort- 
ing a madman ovlt hundreds of miles in terrible weathor 
and alone : duties such as these, and many others, have 
been those of the Canadian Mounted Police. The story 
is a good one to read and is well told. 

Ontario Historical Society's Volume. 
\'(>lunie iX of the "Papers and Records" of tht' Un- 
lario Historical Society, just issued, contains eight papers, 
which were delivered at the 1908 annua! meeting of thf 
Society at London. They deal with Western Ontarin 
exclusively. The titles of the papers are "Fort Maiden 
or Aniliei'stburgj '' "Thamesvilh^ and the Battle of tlio 
Thames," "The Highland Pioneers of Middlesex," "Cen. 
tenary of the Death of Brant," "The Pioneers of Middle- 
sex," "The Beginning of London," "The Story of the 
Schooner Nancy," and "Register of Baptisms, Marriai'e. 
and Deaths at St. Thomas." A vast amount of valuable 
material is put in serviceable form in this well-printed 

Announcements of General Works 

What Canadian Publishers are Prepar- 
ing — Several Important Volumes Ar- 
ranged for — Outdoor Books Prominent. 

A niitnber <if interesting books on agriculture and out- 
door life have been issued by Cassell & Co. They i'ldud;-: 
"The Ideal Garden," by H. H. Thomas; "The Complete 
Farmer," by Primrose McConnell, B.Sc. ; "Gardening 
Difficulties Solved," by H. H. Thomas; "Dogs and all 
About Them," by Robert Leighton ; "How to Know the 
Trees," by Henry Irving. 

Tlie Oxford Heading Books, a new series of supple- 
mentary readers, issued by the Oxford University Press, 
will be handled in Canada by McClelland & Goodchild. 
There are six in the series, covering the various grades 
in the public school, and they are str'tngly made and 
well illustrated. In addition there is a Teacher's Com- 
panion for each book. 

McClelland & (loodchild are carrying a stock of "The 
Beast," by Ben B. Lindsay and Harvey ,7. O'Higgius. 
the book in which Judge Lindsay, assisted by Mr. O'Hig- 
gins, makes some remarkable disclosures about his Child - 
i^n 's Court in Denver. 

A series of descriptive books on foreign lands, entitled 
"Little People Fvery where," eight titles, is being stocked 
by McClelland iV: (ioodchild. (60c. eac'.) 'J hey also 
Jiave themselves published, "Makers of History," l\v 
Annie E. McKilliam, M.A. (4&c.) and "Our Of.rdi u 
Flowers," by Hariict L. Keeler. ($2.00). 

"The Christian Hcligion as a Healing Power," a new 
wtu'k <ni the Knianucl Movement, by Worcester and Mi- 
(^oomb, has just been published in the United State-^. 
McClelland & Goodchild are stocking a supply for Cani-da. 

"John and Betty's History. Visit to England," by 
iMargavct Williamson, is a new travel book for tlie youn;.r 
l>eoplc. which should ]irove popular among educators. It 
may be secured llirongii McClelland & (loodchilil. (.1:1.2.")'. 
The Musson Hook Co. are arranging for .a (^anndian 
edition of Kudyard Kipling's tribute to King Edward. •> 
poem <'ntitled "'l"he Dead King," whieh will be published 
in iiuarto t'orni at 50 c<>nts, about .July 1. 

To Jack's Si-ries of Masterpieces in Color, have bcm 
added new volumes on Lawrence and Dunr. They have 
also brought out an adractively illustrated volume descrip- 

tive of the border country between England and Scot- 
land — "A Land of Romance," by Jeanie f.diig. All three 
books are to be had through the Copp, Clark Co. 

Brief Notices of Current Publications 

Some of the Books that are Appear- 
ing in Britain and the United States. 

Baird, James B. Children of Africa. Edinburgh and Lon- 
don : O.'iphant, Anderson & Ferrier. Cloth, illus- 
I rated. Is Gd net. 

Young, John C. Children of Arabia. Edinliurgh and Lou- 
don: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier. Cloth, illus- 
trated, Is 6d net. 
Two new volumes in the Children Series. These books 

give interesting pictures of child life in countries, where 

missionary effort is endeavoring to spread the GospeL The 

books are well illustrated in color, 

Oberammergau. By Josephine Helena Short. New York: 
Tliomas Y. Crowell & Co. Cloth, $1.00 net. 
In this work the author has given an intimate view 
of the life of those wonderful villagers who, in ihe carry- 
ing out of a vow made by their ancestors centuries ago, 
once in ten years attract a vast throng of tourists to their 
home in Ihe Bavarian Highlands to witness the drama 
about whose production centres their whole existence. In 
IiX>0 Miss .Short passed several weeks in Oberammergau. 
seeing the Passion Play seven times and later remaining 
a month to observe the closing scenes of Passion summer. 

Litany Lane. By Margaret Baillie Saunders. Toronto: 
The Macmillan Co. of Canada. $1.25. 
A story of great London, in which the shams and rot- 
tenness of what is called society are stigmatized and con- 
trasted with the sordid helplessness of life in the con- 
gested districts. The story turns upon the rescue of a 
castaway from the social wreckage. The girl, whose name 
is Elinor Lovekyn, after being deserted by a worthless 
husband, comes under the fustering care of the fraternity 
of St. Simon Cordwainers, a survival in the East End 
of one of the old City Guilds. Here she develops dramatic 
genius, attains social success, and later, when touched by 
the divine spirit of self-sacrifice, becomes herself an ange! 
of rescue. The book needs no commendation, excepting^ 
to say^ that it is quite equal to the earlier productions of 
its well-known author. 

Hopalong Cassidy. By Clarence E. Mulford. Chicagt): 
A. C. McClurg & Co. Cloth. $1.50. 
The story of a range war in tlu- southwest between 
foremen of adjoining ranches. The love of Hopalon:: for 
the daughter of his enemy adds to the interest and fu' 
nislus the romance which is pleas.. nlly carried thnmgh 
the book until it culminates in their expected marriage. 
The scenes are i-ealistic. introducing the rough life of the 
west and giving an e.'scellent picture of the cowboys, 

Dan Merrithew. By Lawrence Perry. iTiicsgD: A. C. 
MiClurg \ I'o. Cloth, $1..tO. 
.\ story of love and adventure, well told. From begin 
ning to end the Innik is absorhin::!\ intervsting, and one 
t'orgcis that there are such c»inur.<'n place things as meal 
limes and engngenient.s. The action is quici^, — indeed, 
the incidents rather crowd on each other, and ones breath 
is fairly taken away by llie narnnv escapes which keep 
loming so continuously. Within a year or two the hero 
passes Ihivugh six bail accidents, most of which take 
place at sea. 


Interesting Items About Canadiana 

Books of Special Interest to Canadians 

Appearing in the Near Future — New 

Titles Noted. 

William Briggs is issuing a new edition of Dr. John 
McDougalls "Wa-Pee-Moostooch or White Buffalo," which 
was first published in Calgary in 1908. 

McClelland & Goodchild, Toronto, are acting a.s 
agents for Captain John A. Maedonald's "Troublous 
Times in Canada ; a History of the Fenian Raids." It 
is published at $2. 

A valuable reference book for botanists is to appear 
this month, through the Musson Book Co. It is "Wild 
Flowers East of the Rookies," by Chester A. Reed, B.S., 
and is profusely illustrated in color. ($2.50). 

The Archives Department, Ottawa, have published as 
No. 4 of their series, Alexander Murray's "Journal of 
the Yukon, 1847-48," edited with notes by L. J. Burpee, 
F.R.G.S., librarian of the Carnegie Library, Ottawa. 


Governor of Canada. July 1818 lo Aueust 1819, whose death 
was due to hydrophobia. 

A volume of verse by Miss Amy E. Campbell, of 
Bothwell, Ontario, is now in the press and will be pub- 
lished shortly by William Briggs. It is entitled, "Heart 
Forget-me-Nots." Miss Campbell has been a frc^^ucnt 
contributor to the Canadian press. 

The Canadian edition of "Boyish Reminiscences of 
H. M. the King's Visit to Canada in 1861," by Lieuten- 
ant Thomas Buabury Gough, which the Musson Book Co. 


arranged for, will appear during the course of the month. 
The book is an attractive and timely one. 

The Musson Book Co. have arranged for a Canadian 
edition of "John Bull's Land Through a Telescope, from 
a Canadian Point of Vie^v," by a Canadian, which 
created quite a sensation when it was published in Lon- 
don recently. It has not been very kindly received \'v 

Canon Reiner, M.A., Barrie, has published through 
The Hunter-Rose Co., Toronto, a small volume entited, 
"Origin of Light and Defence of the Bible." Canon 
Reiner is the author of a volume of sermons published 
in 1891, and a book entitled "Restoration," which ap- 
peared in 1892. 

"Canada, the Land of Hope," by E. Way EUcington, 
F.R.G.S., is the latest book about the Dominion to ap- 
pear in England. It is published by Adam and Charles 
Black (3s. Gd.) and gives a careful consideration of the 
country, derived from personal visits to nearly all parts 
of Canada. There are 32 illustrations. 

Rev. A. E. Armstrong, M.A., Toronto, contributes a 
chapter to "Men and Missions," by William T. Ellis, 
dealing with the Laymen's Movement, "From the Can- 
adian .Standpoint." This book is to be extensively cir- 
culated by the League this year. It can be procured 
through McClelland & Goodchild, Toronto. 

William Briggs has now ready the second volume of 
the Rev. J. E. Sanderson's '"F4rst Century of Metho- 
dism in Canada, " the period covered being from 1840 to 
1883. The kook contains over 150 portraits of men prom- 
inently connected with the church during that time. The 
first volume of this work appeared in 1908. 

Mrs. Cran's descriptive work "A Woman in Canada" 
is to be ready this month, the Musson Book Co. pub- 
lishing the Canadian edition. The volume is well illus- 
trated. A book of a somewhat similar nature,-, Mrs. 
G. Binnie-Clark's "A Summer on the Canadian Prairie," 
has already been issued by the same house. 

It is interesting to note that the original Canadian 
editions of "The Letters of a Remittance Man," by W. 
H. P. Jarvis and "The Conquest of the Great North- 
west," by AE;nes C. Laut have been exhausted and that 
the publishers, the Musson Book Co., have had to order 
a fresh supjily, to meet the constant demands for both 

Doctor Andrew Macphail, of Montreal, who may be 
regarded as Canada's foremost essayist, has a third 
volume of essays ready for publication through Long- 
mans, Green & Co., his publishers. The new volume is 
entitled "Essays in Fallacy," and will be uniform with 
its two predecessors, "Essays in Puritanism" and 
"Essays in Politics." 

T. Arnold Haultain, who was for many years private 
secretary to the late Professor Goldwin Smith, an- 
nounces that the last work from the pen of Goldwin 
Smith will be given to the public in about a year's time. 
This will be in the form of a book of reminiscences, the 
manuscript of which is now in the hands of Mr. Haul- 
tain. The book covers Goldwin Smith's life from his 
earliest boyhood to his closing years, some of the later 
ohai)ters haring been dictated very recently. 

That mysterious history of Canada, which is to be 
brought out in a dozen or more volumes by a syndicate 
of which the Dominion .\rchivist. Dr. Doughty is a mem- 
ber, is endently moving forward towards realization. 
An Ottawa paper announces that Dr. George E. Rives, of 
New York, one of the editors, was recently in consulta- 
tion with Dr. Doughty, and that the two had announced 
that the work would be completed in perhaps less than 


three years. Amongst the oontributort; are the leading 
historians of Canada from Atlantic to Pacific. A To- 
ronto firm will iilcely publish the work. 

The first annual report of the Commission of Conser- 
vation, appointed last year by the Dominion Govern- 
ment, has been published in book form, comprising a 
volume of 216 pages. Blue books usually make poor 
reading, but it must be said for this one that it con- 
tains a great deal of intensely interesting material on 
the resources of the Dominion. The Hon. Clifford 
Sifton's address as chairman, Dr. Fernow's speech on 
Forests, Dr. Robertson's address on Agricultural Re- 
sources, and several other papers, render the volume one 
of great value. It is published for the Commission by 
the Mortimer Co., of Ottawa. 

Information about Copyright Fiction 

A Record of the Novels which have Ap- 
peared during June — More New Titles 
Being Arranged for. 

"Whirlpools," a new novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz. 
author of "Quo Vadis," was published on .Tune 10 by 
the Musson Book Co. 

A cheap paper edition of Robert Hichen's "Spirit in 
Prison" has been added by the Copp, Clark Co. to their 
shilling series of reprints. 

The Copp, Clark Co. issued during May, "Petticoat 
Government," by Baroness Orczy and "The Running 
Fight," by William Hamilton Osborne. 

"According to Maria," by Mrs. John I^ane, an amus- 
ing story of a woman with social aspirations, is prom- 
ised by the Musson Book Co. early in July. 

"The Humming Bird," a baseball story by Owen 
Johnson, will be a timely publication of the Musson 
Book Co. this month. It will be issued in a pocket edi- 
tion at 50 cents. 

W. J. Locke's "Simon the .Tester," was published 
promptly on .Tune 17 by Henry Frowde. Advance orders 
were heavy for this titlo, which should immediately 
come to the front as a best seller. 

Sir Gilbert Parker's next book will bo called "Cum- 
ner's Son" and will be made up like his last book of 
short .'stories. It will be published in September by Sir 
Gilbert's regular publishers, the Copp, Clark Co. 

"Prairie, Snow and Sea" is the somewhat vague 
title of T,awrence Mott's latest book, just published by 
the Musson Book Co. Mr. Mott is known as the writer 
of several good stories nf outdoor life in the west anrl 

Announcement is made by the Westminster Co. that 
on July 1, they will publish a cheap re-print edition of 
the works of Ralph Connor, thereby placing these fam- 
ous stories within the reach of a still wider circle of 

The Musson Book Company report that they have 
had to re-order twice "The Rosary." by Florence Bar- 
clay. There has been a steady demand for this fine 
story, which has charmed so many readers since it first 

Henry Frowde is hring-iusr out a Canadian edition of 
"The Dop Doctor," by Richard Dehan. a long story with 
scene laid in South Africa. This is quite a remarkable 
liook and. according to the Book Monthly, it is the most 
frequently asked for novel on the British market to-dav. 

The Musson Book Co. have added three new titles to 
their 25 cent paper-cover edition of Mark Twain's works. 
The new titles are "The Innocents Abioad," "The In- 
nocents at Home" and "The New Pilgrim's Progress." 
The recent death of Mark Twain has quickened the in- 
terest in his books. 

"A Village of Vagabonds," by F. Berkeley Smith, 
"An American Baby Abroad," by Mrs. Charles V. 
Crewdson, ""The Illustrious Prince, " by E. Phillips Op- 
penheim and 'Mademoiselle Celeste, " by Adele Ferguson 
Knight, are among the latest fiction publications of the 
Musson Book Company. 

Two amusing pocket-size stories, "The Great Natur- 
al Healer" by Charles Geber Clark (Max Adeler) and 
"A Plain American in England," by Charles T. White- 
field, have been issued by the Musson Book Co. and will 
be found to come in nicely as supplementals to the re- 
gular summer lines. (50 cts. each;. 

A new edition of that perennial favorite, "The Wood 
Carver of 'Lympus " by Mary E. Waller has been pre- 
pared by the Musson Book Co. The distinctive feature 
of the new edition is the cover, which has been desired 
to imitate a carved wooden board. The price is the 
same as for the regular edition. ($1.25). 

McClelland & Goodchild have s-tocked E. F. Benson's 
new novel, "The Fascinating Mrs. Holton." for whieb 
they have had a good sale. They arc also arranjriDr to 
carry a supply of "The Thief of Vitue" by Eden Phill- 
potts. Grace S. Richmond's new story, "A Court of 
Inquiry," may also be obtained through them. 

The latest list of fiction issued by Henr>- Frowde in 
conjunction with Hodder & Stoughton incldes 'Wullie 
McWattie's Master, " by J. J. Bell ; "The Book of a 
Bachelor," by Duncan Schwann. "One Who Came After," 
by David Lyall, "Beauty for Ashes, " by Desmond Coke 
and "Out of the Night. " by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds. 

Ever since '''An Old Wives' Talc " was brought out 
here last fall, there has been a request for other books 
by Arnold Bennett, its author. Henry Frowde has now 
issued his latest novel "Helen with the Hig* Hand." 
This will probably be followed in the fall by the first of 
Bennett's trilog> of "The Five Towns," entitled "Clay- 

"The Greatest Wish in the World " is the title o( 
the new story by E. Temple Thurston, author of "The 
House of Beautiful Nonsense," whii-h the Musson Rook 
Co. have just issued. The publication of this stor>- de- 
rives some interest from the fact that Mr. Thurston re- 
cently secured a divorce from his wife. Katharine Ceeil 
Thurston, who will be remembered as the author of 
"The Masqueraders." 

Cassell & Co. have received the Canadian editions of 
most of their spring fiction. A considerable advanc« has 
been made in the quality of manufacture of the Cassell 
books since last season and many of the spring titles are 
capable of being placed alongside the American books of 
this sea.son, without suffering anything in comparison. 
.\mong the new offerings may be mentioned "At the Call 
of Honour." by A. W. Marchmont : "Who Shall Judge t" 
by Silas K. Hocking ; "The Mystery of Barry Ingram.*' 
by Annie S. Swan, "The Road Back." by Sidney War- 
wick, and "The Goddess Girl." by P >rothea De.itin, 

The many Canadian friends of K . h.ini Hurst, of the 
publishinir house of Hurst i& Co.. *''-i Bro.idwav \»w 
Vork. will be delighted to learn "f his v -n 

Thursday. .lime IH, to Miss Florem-i- F.. Sci>: -.t 

of Mrs. O. W. Siyitt.of Fitchbunr. M.»s» Mr. and .Mrs. 
.Hurst left after the ceremony for a three months' trip 
to Europe. 




The Canadian Monthly List of Books 

A Record of all Books Bearing the 
Imprint of a Canadian Publisher Is- 
sued in May and Early in June. 

Bell, J. J. Wullie McWat tie's Master. Toronto: Henry 

Frowde. June. Cloth, 60 cents. 
Bennett, Arnold. Helen With the High Hand. Toronto: 

Henry Frowde. June. Cloth, $1.25. 
Bindloss, Harold. The Gold Trail. Toronto: McLeod & 

Allen. May. Cloth, $1.25. 
Binnie-Clark, G. A Summer ou the Canadian Praine. 

Toronto: Musson. May. Cloth, $1.25. 
Blakelee, G. E. The Home Workshop. Toronto : Musson. 

May. Cloth, $1.00. 
Butler, Sir William. Red Cloud. Toronto: Maemillan. 

May. Cloth, 75 cents. 
Camp, Samuel G. Fishing Kits and Equipment. Toronto : 

Musson. May. Cloth, $1.00. 
Chester, George Randolph. The Early Bird. Toronto: 

MeLeod & Allen- May. Cloth, $1.25. 
Clark, Charles Heher (Max Adeler). The Great Natural 

Healer. Toronto: Musson. May. Cloth, 50 cents. 
Coke, Desmond. Beauty for Ashes. Toronto: Henry 

Frowde. June. Cloth, .$1.25. 
Colborn, Grace Isabel. Joe Muller, Detective. Toronto: 

McLeod & Allen. May. Cloth. $1.25. 

Joe Mullor was a member ot the Austrian secret service, a very 
human detective, some of whose adventures are here recorded. Con- 
tents : The case of the lamp that went out ; the case of the regis- 
tered letter ; The case of the pocket diary found in the snow : The 
case of the pool of blood in the pastor's study i The case of the 
golden bullet. „ . ■ m 

Cooking by Gas. New and Revised Edition. Toronto: 

Cassell. ' May. Cloth, 30 cents net. 
Crewdson.. Mrs. Charles N. An American Baby Abroad. 

Toronto: Musson. May. Cloth, .$1.25. 

A clever story of an American baby who, being born abroad, 
stays abroad, and assists a most delightful courtship between a Ken- 
tucky beauty .ind an English army officer. The tale is as happy as 
can be. and the creator of the immortal "Buster Brown" has made 
many of the pictures that illustrate it. Here is a book for a sum- 
mer day— the reader will in no way be bored. 

Crouch, Joseph. and Art. Toronto: Cassell, 

May. Cloth, $3.75 net. 
Deakin, Dorothea. The Goddess Girl. Toronto: Cassell. 

May. Cloth, $1.2.5. 
Dehan, Richard. The Dop Doctor. Toronto: Henry 

Frowde. June. Cloth, $1.25. 
Foght, H. W. The American Rural School. Toronto: 

Maemillan. May. Cloth, $1.25 net. 
Gillette, Mrs. Fanny Lea. The New Temperance Cooking 

Hook. Toronto: Musson. May. Cloth, .$1.00. 
Haw, George. A Lad of London and Some of His Neigh- 
bors. Toronto: Cassell. May. Cloth, $1.00. 
Hay, Professor Alfred. Electrical Distributing Networks 

and Transmission Lines. Toronto: Cassell. May. 

Cloth, $3.15. 
Haydon, A. L. The Riders of the Plains. A Record of 

the North-West Mounted Police of Canada, 1873-1910. 

Toronto: Copp. June, Cloth, $2.50 net. 
Hocking, Silas K. Who Shall Judge? Torcmto: Cassell. 

May. Cloth, $1.25. 
Irving, Henry. How to Know the Trees. Toronto: Cas- 
sell.' May. Cloth, $1.00 net. 
Johnson, Clifton. The Picturesque St. Lawrence. Toronto: 

Maemillan. May. XlV-f260 pages. Decorated Cloth, 

$1.25 net. 
Keeler, Harriet L. Our Garden Flowei-s. Toronto: Mc- 
Clelland & Goodchild. June. Cloth, $2.00. 

Knight, Adele Ferguson. Mademoiselle Celeste. A Ro- 
mance of the French Revolution. Toronto: Musson. 
May. Cloth, $1.2.5. 

The stirring days when Robespierre intimidated France were also 
days of love and devotion as well as of blood and battle. Crowding 
perils and marvellous escapes keep interest at its keenest, and after 
many troubled hours the climax is most unexpected and most satis- 

Latham, Edward. The High School Dictionary of the 
French and English Languages. French-English Dic- 
tionary. Toronto: Musson. May. Cloth, $1.00. 
Leighton, Robert. Dogs and All About Them. Toronto: 
..Cassell. May. Cloth, $1.00 net. 

Lincoln, Joseph C. .The Depot Master. Toronto: Mc- 
Leod & Allen. May. Cloth, $1.25. 

Again the author of "Cy Whittaker's Place," "Keziah Cot&n." 
etc.. tells a story of Cape Cod and its natives. The depot master is 
Captain Solomon Berry, a shrewd, kindly man with a strong vein ot 
humor and a well developed streak of obstinacy. The last character- 
istic has kept him and the woman he loves apart for years, and the 
story tells of their reconciliation at the same time as it gives an en- 
tertaining and vivid picture of the genuine Cape Codder. 

Locke, W. J. Simon the Jester. Toronto: Henry Frowde. . 

June. Cloth, $1.25. 

There is to-day quite a noticeable Locke vogue in Canada and this 
new book by the author of "Septimus" and "The Beloved Vagabond" 
will be welcomed by a large circle of readers to whom his fantastic 
characters have proved to te such delightful visitors. The hero of 
the new book is a British M.P., whom his doctors have notified that 
he has only six months to live. Determined to die game, he decides 
to devote the remainder of his life to seeking happiness through 
dc'.ds of altruism. He breaks off his engagement with an English 
girl, oifers his seat in Parliament to his secretary and proceeds to 
Algiers to rescue a lady, known to fame as the exhibitor of a per- 
forming horse. Then he recovers and has to face a most embarrassing 
situation as a result of his jesting with fate. 

**Lucas, Rev. D. V. The Maoris of New Zealand. 130 
pages. 5x7A inches. Toronto: Briggs. June. Cloth, 
75 cents net. 

Lyall, David. One Who Came After. Toronto: Henry 
Fi-owde. June. Cloth, $1.25. 

Lyde, J. W. Man in Many Lands. Toronto: Maemillan. 
May. Cloth, 60 cents net. 

Lyon, D. E. How to Keep Bees for Profit. Toronto: 
Maemillan. May. Cloth, $1.50 net. 

**Macdonald, Captain John A. Troublous Times in Can- 
ada. A History of the Fenian Raids. Toronto: John- 
ston & Co. Cloth, $2.00. May be secured through Mc- 
Clelland & Goodchild. 

MacGrath, Harold, A Splendid Hazard. Toronto: Mc- 
Leod & Allen. May. Cloth, $1.25. 

Marchmont, A. W. At the Call of Honour. Toronto: 
Cas.sell. May. Cloth, $1.25. 

McConnell, Primrose. The Complete Farmer. Toronto: 
Cassell, May. Cloth, $1.50 net. 

McKilliam, Annie E. Makers of History. Toronto: Mc- 
Clelland & Goodchild. June. Cloth, 40 cents. 

'*Mildmay, Aubrey N. St. John. Sea-Room. A Van- 
couver Empire Song. Toronto: Briggs. May. Paper 
Covers, 50 cents net. 

Miller, Henry Russell. The Man Higher Up. Toronto: 
MeLeod & Allen. May. Cloth, $1.25. 

Pittsburgh is the arena in which "the man higher up" fights him- 
self into politics and makes himself a typical boss. Quite late, love 

enters his liff. and he finds himself a much more telling force in the 

community when he has learned to control himself as well as others. 

Mott, Lawrence. Praine, Snow and Sea. Toronto: Mus- 
son. May. Cloth, ,$1.25. 

Musson 's Every Man's Cyclopaedia. Edited by Arnold 
Villiers. Toronto: Musson. May. Cloth, $1.00. 

Musson 's Vest-Pocket Webster Pronouncing Dictionary. 
FiUglish Spelling. Toronto: Musson. May. Cloth, 20 




**Nash, A. C. Ode to Caiiiula and Other Poems. 60 
payos. .") 1x8 inches. Toronto: Briggs. May. Cloth, $1.2.'j. 
Oppenheim, E. P. The Illustrious Prince. Toronto: Mus- 

son. May. Cloth, $1.2.5. 

Readers always expect a tale of mystery from the author of "A 
maker of history," "The missioner," etc., and this is no exception. 
The prince in question is a Japanese whoso mother was English. He 
coiacs to London on a secret political mission, and with character- 
istic devotion to his eountry balks at nothing which may serve her. 
Two Americans are murdered under most unusual and mysterious cir- 
cumstance, and the following of the illusive clues, all of which seem 
finally to point to the prince, makes up a story which deals with Eng- 
lish diplomats and London society, as well as Scotland Yard. 

Orczy, Baroness. I'l'tticuat (iovemment. Toronto: Copp. 

May. Cloth, .'i^l. ■_'•">. 
Osborae, William Frederick. The Faith of a Layman. 

Toronto: Cassell. May. Cloth, $1.00. 
Osborne, William Hamilton. The Running Fight, Toron- 
to: Copp. M.ny. Cloth, $1.25. 
Oxford Reading Books. Book I,, 20 cents. Book 11., 2.5 

cents. Book III., 30 cents. Book IV., 35 cents. Book 

v., 45 cents. Book VI., 45 cents. Complete Set, $2.00. 

Toronto: MoClelland & Goodchild. June. Also Teach- 

ei-s' Companion to Kach Book. 15 cents each. 
**Parker, Sir Gilbert. Seats of the Mighty. Cheap Re- 
print Edition. Toronto: Copp, Clark. May. Cloth, 

50 cents. 
Post, Melville D. The Gilded Chair. Toronto: Copp. 

May. Cloth, $1.25. 
Radium-therapy. Tran.slated from the French of Drs. 

Ijouis Wiekham and Degrais by S. Ernest Dore, M.D. 

Toronto : Cassell. May, Cloth, $3.75 net. 
Reynolds, Mrs, Baillie. Out of the Night. Toronto: 

lleni-y Frowde. June. Cloth, $1.25. 
Richmond, Grace S. The Second Violin. New Edition. 

Toronto: IMcClelland & (ioodchild. June. Cloth. $1.50. 
Royal Academy Pictures and Sculpture, 1910. Toronto : 

Cassell. May. Stiff Paper Cover, 90 cents net. Cloth, 

$1.50 net. 
**Sanderson, Camilla. John Sanderson the First or, A 

Pioneer Prenelnr at Home. 237 pages. 5x7J inches. 

Toronto: Briggs. Jnne. Cloth, $1.25 net. 
**Sanderson, J, E. The First Century of Methodism in 

Canada. Vol. II. 1&40-1883. 434 pages. 5s7| inches. 

Toronto: William Briggs. June. Cloth, $1.25 net. 
Schwann, Duncan. The Book of a Bachelor. Toronto: 

Henry Frowde. June. Cloth, $1.25. 
Scientitic Education of Dogs for the Gun. By H. H. 

Toronto : Musson. May. Leather, $1.50. 
**SewelI, Fane. The King, Canada and Empire. 51x7.[ 

inches: Toronto: Briggs. May. Paper covers, 25 cents. 
Swan, Annie S, The Mystery of Barry Ingram. Toronto: 

Cassell. .May. Cloth". $1.2.5. 
Thames and its Story from the Cotswolds to the Noro. 

Toronto: Cassell. May. 2 volumes. Cloth. 60 cent-: 

net each. 
Thomas, H, H, Gardening Difficulties Solved, Toronto: 

Cassell. May. Paper .'SO cents net. Cloth, 45 cents net 
Thomas, H, H, The Lleal Garden. Toronto: Cassell. 

May. Cloth, $1.75. 
Thornwood, Frederick Adair, Home (iames and Evening 

Kntertaiiuuents. Toronto: Musson. May. Clot ii, $1.00. 
Tiirec Hundred Things a Bright Boy Can Do. By Many 

Hands. Toronto: Musson. May, Cloth. $1.50. 
Thurston, E. Temple. The Greatest Wish in the Worhl. 

Toronto: Musson. Jlay. Cloth. $1.25. 

The author, who will he remembered as tho creator of "The Uous.-' 
of Beautiful Nonsense." has a delicate and whimsical (anry, which 
gives to his pages somewhat tho same eharm as is to he to\md in the 
work of .1. M. Barrle. His latest book will prove n treat to the 
reader who enjoys such a play of imagination and wit as threads 

its pages. In Father O'l^eary. the warm-bearttd Irish priest, Mr. 
Thurston paints a never-to-be-forgotten character. To him is en- 
trusted the care of a foundling baby girl and it is the romance of 
this girl's lite, which forms the central theuie of the story. The au- 
thor's digressions to elaborate In fanciful veio on many a phase of 
liuman life add to the attractiveness of the book. 

Twain, Mark, The Innocents Abroa/1. The Innocents at 

Home. The New Pilgrim's Progress. Cheap Paper 

Edition.s. Toronto: Musson. May. 25 cents each. 
Waller, Mary E. The Wood Car\er of Lympus. New 

Edition with imitation wood cover. Toronto: Museon. 

Cloth. .$1.2.5. 
Warwick, Sidney, The Road Back. Toronto: CasselL 

May. Cloth, $1.2.5, 
White, Wm. A. The Old Order Cbangeth. Toronto: 

Ma< rnillan. May. Cloth, $1.25 net. 
Whitefield, Charles T. A Plain American in England. 

Toronto: .Musson. May. Cloth, 50 cents. 
**Wigle, Hamilton, The Veteran and Other Poems. 88 

pages, 5ix8 inches. Toronto: Briggs. May. Cloth, 

Wodehouse, P. G. The Intrusion of Jimmy. Toronto: 

M.L,.,„1 & Allen. June. Cloth, $1.25. 
Zimmern, Alice. The Home Life of the Ancient Greeks. 

Translated from the German of Blumner. Toronto: 

Cassell. May. Cloth, $1..50. 


Ewart, Seymour & Co.. Lond'ai. hare started the 
publication of tiie Baby's World. Edited by a doctor, it 
gives all necessary information required by the mother in 
the nursery. The suggestive and instructive articles it 
contains are relieved by others of lighter interest. There 
are a number of pages on dress for children and house- 
hold matters, with several illustrated stories. 

The Busy East is the name of a new magazine just 
started in St. John, for the purpose of booming the 
Maritime Provinces. It is edited by W. T. Guest and is 
published by the H. M. McAlpine Directory Company. 

Westward Ho!, which has been published in Van- 
couver for the last few years, has changed bands. The 
holdings of Charles McMillan, Percy F. Godenraxh and 
A. W. Johnston in the magazine have been purchased by 
D. S. Ricker and his associates. The magazine will be 
considerably enlarged and improved and will be devoted 
to building up British Columbia. 


The George H. E>oran Company announce that they 
have arranged a unification of the interests of Hodder jE 
Stoughton in America, through the acquisition by pur- 
chase of the business of A. C. Armstrong & Co. The 
business will be conducted in America by the corporation 
of George H. Doran Company, over the imprint of 
Hodder & Stoughton, and .\. C. Armstrong will con- 
tinue to be identified with them as shareholders. The 
combined catalogue of the publications of both com- 
bining houses will be found to contain many of the great 
religious and theological publications of the past half- 
century. This catalogue is now in course of preparation. 

Handy Book of Proverbs. Arr«iig<d alphabetically for 
ready rcfereiico. by writers and speakers. By Ji^seph 
Walker. New York: Thoma* Y. Crowell & Co. 
A convenient pocket-siie referer -t' Iv-K^k of proverbs. 

which will be found very useful by writers, as well as by 

all people, who have a natur.i^ i-urio- .v .•ih.^.i; :hc suihor- 

sbip of certain passages. 



The Best Sellers During May 

Reports from the Leading Centres 
of Trade in Canada, with a Summary 
Showing the Most Popular Books. 


Rosary. Florenae Barclay. Musson. 

Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 

Kilmeny of the Orchard. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

Wild Olive. Basil King. Musson. 

Going Some. Bex Beach. Harper. 

Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 


Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

Kilmeny of the Orchard. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

Over the 'Quick Sands. A. C. Ray. Musson. 

Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 

Going Some. Rex Beach. Harper. 

Illustrious Prince. E. P. Oppenheim. Musson. 


'Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 
Kingdom of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 
Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracy. MeLeod. 
Ooing Some. Rex Beach. Harper. 
White Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 
Gold Trail. Harold Bindloss. McLeod. 

Kilmeny of the Orchard. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Briggs. 
Songs of a Sourdough. R. W. Service. Briggs. 
Lady iMerton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 
White Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 

Through the Wall. Cleveland Moffatt. Copp. 
Kilmeny of the Orchard. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 
Going Some. Rex Beach. Harper. 
The Running Fight. W. H. Osborne. Briggs. 
Butterfly Man. G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 

'Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 
Kingdom of Slender Swords. II. E. Rives. McLeod. 
Green Mouse. R. W. Chamhers. McLeod. 
Butterfly Man. G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 
W'hite Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 
Tower of Ivory. Gertrude Atherton. Maemillan. 

'Rosary, Florence Barclay. Musson. 
Kilmeny of the Orchard. L. M. Montgomery. Musson. 
Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 
Kingdom of Slender Swords. 'H. E. Rives. McLeod. 
Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 
Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

Wild Olive. Basil King. Musson. 
Kilmeny) of the Orchard. 'L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
■Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 
Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 
Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 
Gold Trail. Harold Bindloss. McLeod. 

Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 
Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 
Kilmeny of the Orchard. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Cavanagh, Forest Ranger. Hamlin Garland. Musson. 

Litany Lane. Mrs. Baillie Saunders. Maemillan. 

Cab No. 44. R, F. Foster. Copp. 

Wild Olive. Basil King. Musson. 

Caleb Trench. Mary Imlay Taylor. Musson. 

Thurston of Orchard Valley. Harold Bindloss. MeLeod. 

Rosarj". Florence Barclay. Musson. 

Kilmeny of the Orchard. L. M. Montgomery, Page. 

City of Beautiful Nonsense. E. Temple Thurston. Mus- 


Kilmeny of the Orchard. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

Wild Olive. Basil King. Musson. 

Little Knight X Bar B. Mary K. Maule. McLeod. 

White Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 

Green Mouse. R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 

Man Outside. Wyndham Martyn. Briggs. 

'Rosary. Floi'ence Barclay. Musson. 

Arch Satirist. De Wolf Fenwick. McLeod. 

Song of Songs. Herman Sudermann. 

Kilmeny or the Orchard. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

■Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Ma,cmillan. 

Literary Lapses. Stephen Leacock. News Co. 

Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 

Tower of Ivory. Gertrude Atherton. Macmillan. 

Lord Loveland Discovers America. C. N. and A. M. 
Williamson. Musson. 

Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 

John Marvel, Assistant. T. N. Page. Copp. 

Hopalong Cassidy. Clarence Mulford. McClurg. 
Port Arthur. 

■Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

'Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 

Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 

Ooing Some. Rex Beach. Harper. 

Butterfly Man. G. B. 'McCutcheon. Briggs. 

Kilmeny of the Orchard. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

They a.nd I. J. K. Jerome. Musson. 

Wild Olive. Basil King. Musson. 

Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 

Dan Menithew. Lawrence Perry. McClurg. 

Son of the Immortals. Louis Tracy. MeLeod. 

Undesirable Governess. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 
St. Catharines. 

Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

Kilmeny of the Orchard. 'L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

Lady Merton, Colonist. ,Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 

Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 

'Wild Olive. Basil King. Musson. 

Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

St. John, N.B. 

Kilmeny of the Orchard. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

Over the Quicksands. A. C. Ray. Musson. 

Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 

Wild Olive. Basil King. 'Musson. 

■La.dy Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 


Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

Williamson. Musson. 
Lord Loveland 'Discovers America. C. N. and A. M. 
Lady Merlon. Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson 
■White Magic. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 
Songs of a Sourdough. R. W. Service. Briggs. 
Kingdori of Slender Swords. H. E. Rives. McLeod. 




1 Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

2 By Inheritance. Octave Thanet. McLeod. 

3 Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 

4 Wild Olive. Basil King. Musson. 

5 Petticoat Government. Baroness Orczy. Copp. 

6 Right Stuff. Ian Ilay. Houghton. 


1 Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 

2 Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 

3 Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

4 Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

5 Kingdom of Slender Swords. 11. E. Rives. McLeod. 

6 Son of the Immortals. Louis Trai y. McLeod. 


1 Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humpiiry Ward. Musson. 

2 Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill. Macmillan. 

3 Kilmeny of the Orchard. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

4 Anne of Green Gables. L. il. Montgomery. Page. 

5 Caravajiers. 

6 E.xiles of Faloo. Barry Pain. 


1 Lady Merlon. Colonist. Mrs. Hunii)liry Ward. Musson. 

2 Rosary. Florence Barclay. Musson. 

3 Petticoat Government. Baroness Orczy. Copp. 

4 Kilmeny of the Orchard. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

5 Faith of a Layman. Professor Osborne. Cassell. 

6 Prodigal Father. .T. S. Cldusl.m. Copp. 

Canadian Summary. 


1 Kosary. Florence Barclay 117 

Modern Chronicle. Winston Churchill 117 

3 Kilmeny of the Orchard. L. il. Montgomery .... lOG 

4 Lady Merton, Colonist. Mrs. Humphry Ward .. 94 

o Wild O'ive. Basil King 5S 

G King-dom of Slender Swords. H. p.. Hives 35 

A Record of Recent Copyrights 

Books Registered at Ottawa During the 

Preceding Month and the Early Part of 

the Present Month. 

22328. The Pupil. By W. A. Mclntyrc, B.A., LL.D. 
('ana<iian First Standard Teacher Training Course, No. 
1. (Booklet.) William Hamilton, Toronto, 2!)th April. 

22329. The Teaohcr. By W. E. Groves. Canadian 
First Standard Toachcr Training Course, No. 3. (Book- 
let.) William Hamilton, Toronto, 29th April. 

22339. The (Juide. 1910. A Manual for the Cana- 
dian Militia. (Infantry.) Seventh Edition. Revised. 
Compiled by Brigadier-Gemeral W. D. Otter, C.V.O., 
C.B. (Book.) The Copp, Clark Company, Ltd., Toronto, 
2nd May. 

22310. Lovell's Law .\nnual for 1910. Compiled and 
Fxlitcxl by Walter S. .Johnson, Advocate. (Book.) John 
Lovi'll & Son, Limited, Montreal, 2nd May. 

223.')(i. Health Lectures. Based on the Science of 
Human Electiicity. No. 2. By A. .T. Crighton. (Book..) 
Arthur .1. Criifhton, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 6th May. 

223(>1. Mental Arithmetic. By Anios. O'Blenes. 
(Book.) Amos O'Blenes, Moncton, New Brunswick, fith 

22372. Gerbes du Mont-Royal. Par Aujjuste Char- 
bonnier. (Livrc.) .Vusruste (liarbonuii-r. ^Fontreal, 10 

22387. (^ommon Weeds of ("anada. .V Pocket Guide. 
By n. Wiley Hamilton, M..\.. Ph. P. (Book.) Tho Mac- 
Millan Company of Canada, I.,imited, Toronto, 14th May. 

22399. Le Secret des Plaines d' Abraham. ' Grand 
Dramf; Heroique Canadien en quatre actes. Par B. Eu- 
gene Corrivcau. (Livre.) Joseph Eugene Corriveau, 
Quebec, 17 mai. 

22401. Rational Book-keeping. A Practical Course in 
Commercial Book-keeping and Business Papers for Col- 
legiate Institutes, High and Public Schools, and Con- 
tinuation Classes. By R. H. Eldon, B.A. (Book.) W. 
J. Gage Si Co., Limited, Toronto, 17th May. 

22402. Domestic Science Cook Book. Containing 
only reliable recipes. (Book.) Lawson & Jones, Limited, 
London 1 7th May. 

22419. Une Immortelle : La Venerable Marguerite 
Bourgeoys, Fondatricc des Soeurs de la Congregation de 
Notre Dame, 1620-1700. Par Laure Conan. (Livre.) Louis 
Philippe Deslongchamps, Montreal, 19 mai. 

22424. Comets and Meteors. By John R- Kippax. 
M.D., IJ>.B. (Book.) .John R. Kippax, Brantford, 21st 

22425. A JIanual of County Court Practice in On- 
tario. By M. J. Gorman, K.C., LL.B. Second Edition. 
(Book.) Michael .Tames Gorman, Ottawa, 21st May. 

22432. The King, Canada and Empire. By Fane 
Sewell. (Book.) Fane Sewell, Toronto. 23rd May. 

22433. The Harmonious Life. By A. M. MacDonald. 
(Book.) Winnipeg, 23rd May. 

22440. Sea Room. A Vancouver Empire Song. By 
Aubrey N. St. John Mildmay. Illustrated with Cover 
Design by S. P. Judge. Aubrey N. St. John Mildmay, 
M.A., Vancouver. British Columbia. 26th May. 

22446. Health Lectures. Based on the Science of 
Human Electricity. Number Three. By A. J. Crigbton. 
(Book..) Arthur J. Crighton, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 27th 

22448. Mystic Dream Book. By Professor P. R. 
S. Foli. (Book.) McLeod & Allen. Toronto. 27th May. 

22454. The Maoris of New Zealand. By D. V. Lucas, 
D.D. (Book.) Rev. D. V. Lueas, D.D., St. Catharines, 
28th May. 

2246. Troublous Times in Canada. A History of 
the Fenian Raids of 1866 and 1870. By Capt. John A. 
MacDonald. (Book.) .lohn Alexander MacDonald. To- 
ronto. 30th May. 

22481. The Criminal Code of Can.ida and the Can- 
ada Evidence Act. .\s .Amended to date, with Commen- 
taries, Annotations, Forms, etc. and an Appendix. By 
James, B.C.L.. K.C. Third Edition. The 
Carswell Company, Limited. Toronto. 2nd June. 

22487. Early Masonry in .\mherst. By Principal E. 
.1. Lay. .Toseph H. Froggatt. .\mherst. Nova Seotia. 
2nd June. 

22488. Prehi.^toric Amherst. By Rev. D. A. Steele, 
D.D. Joseph H. Froggatt, Amherst. Nova Scotia. Snd 

22490. The Annual Financial Review. Canadian. 
.Vpril, 1910. Compiled by W. R. Houston. Volume X. 
William Robert Houston. Toronto, 4th June. 

22491. Canadian Notes in the Seventh Edition of: 
'.\ Tre.Ttise on Crimes and Misdemeanors." By Sir Wil- 
liam Oldnall Russell. Knt.. Late Chief Justice of Bewr»l. 
In Three Volumes. With Canadian Notes hy .Mfred B. 
Morine, K.C, of the Bar of Nova Scotia. Newfoundland 
and Ontario. R. R. Cromarty. Toronto. 4th June. 

22493. C.inadian Notes in 'The T-iw Relating lo 
Executors .ind Administrators." by Arthur Robert Inr- 
nen. of the Middle Temple and of Lincoln's Inn. one of 
His M.nioslv's I'ounsel. Bachelor of I_iws of the l"niv<>r- 
sity of I oiidon. With Notes of Canadiar Cases Bv 
Wiiliani IWn.ird Wallace. TIB R K Cn^martv. To- 
ronto. 4th .Tune. 



Berliu, June 1st. — Berlin dealers are .enthusiastic over 
the good business being done in photographic supplies this 
year. All of them report that the business done the day 
before Victoria Day, always a red-letter day in this line, 
was away ahead of previous years. There is an increased 
demand for better machines and the higher class papers. 
This means bigger business for the dealers and is one of 
the benefits traceable to the recent Kodak Show held here. 

There is good business being done in the new low- 
priced English copyrights recently introduced. Special 
effort in pushing these frequently turns a demand for a 
ten-cent paper-backed novel into a sale of one of these 
creditable cloth bound volumes. 

There is a gi-eat demand for sets by standard authors 
this spring, caused by the extensive advertising cam- 
paigns of Hamiltonj Toronto and London firms in the 
press of Western Ontario. Local booksellers have dis- 
covered that they can successfully cope with these firms 
by buying sets from well-known publishing houses in a 
regular way and still realize handsome profits. The city 
concerns use half-page and full-page advertisements in 
the daily papers in some cases and its wide-awake local 
booksellers can benefit by these big advertisements if they 
go about it in the right way and themselves use a liberal 
share of printers' ink. 


Winnipeg, June 2. — The buoyancy of commercial con- 
ditions that prevails everywhere in the West at present 
has resulted in considerable business for the booksellers 
and stationers. As a general rule, however, there has been 
only one phase of this trade which has been greatly de- 
veloped during the past few weeks. That has been the 
stationery trade. Places of business are opening up rapid- 
ly in every part of the West, as a result of the great 
influx of new peoples. Not only have new places of 
business created a large demand for goods, but all well- 
established offices have been calling continually for 
stationery supplies. It has been noticed also that the 
demand keeps up excellently for a very wide range of 
office fixtures and supplies. People are seemingly willing 
to pay the price for the articles that meet their approval 
and retailers only need to show serviceable goods in order 
to sell them. 

Building operations in the city have progressed well 
during the Spring and this has resulted in an increased 
circulation of money from which the retail trade directly 
benefits. A more direct benefit, however, has come to the 
trade in architectural supplies. Draughting papers and 
inks have had an excellent run and will undoubtedly con- 
tinue during the summer at least. 

All booksellers and stationers have sold enormous quan- 
tities of memorial goods relating to tlie passing of Edward 
VII. Memorial literature, pictures, framed and unframed, 
and on post cards have been sold freely. W, A. Davis has 
a special memorial goods table in the centre of his store 
containing an unlimited variety of literature from the old 
land, also pictures of every description relating to royalty 
To enhance the sale of these goods a window is constantly 
in use illustrating the lange and quality of goods in stock. 

The Winnipeg Carupgie library called for tenders for 
books recently and J. A. Hart was successful in securing 
the contract for the next year. The contract stipulates 
that the bookseller supply all new books that come on the 
market and also supply upon re<l"e»*t I'f I lie library board 

^ny books at present on the market which they wish to 
put on the library shelves. 

Russell, Lang Company have been appointed military 
booksellers for the local military district and have stocked 
heavily with a wide range of these goods. Formerly the 
Government kept the military books at the city barracks, 
but it was though that a down town bookstore would have 
a better opportunity to interest the young recruits and 
others enlisted, in the valuable literature published for 
military purposes. 

The photograph and kodak departments in the local 
stores are prepared to take care of what is destined to be 
an excellent Summer trade. The local camera club have 
greatly increased their membership during the past year 
due chiefiy to the efforts of those interested in the trade. 
The 3A kodak, post card size, is the most popular article 
on the market and most of the members of the club have 
this pai'ticular machine. In order to interest the public 
more especially in the camera trade the Russell, Lang 
Company have devoted the entire front show case in the 
store to the display of these goods and the result has been 
surprisingly remunerative. 

Local wholesale stationers and booksellers report the 
book trade light just now and this condition has prevailed 
for several weeks. It was thought that by June 1st the 
summer fiction would be in greater demand, but this, up to 
date, has been particularly quiet. To make up for this 
jobbers are looking forward to a large school book trade to 
oj>en within a few months. The great number of schools 
being built and the increased population warrant 
a bright prospect for this trade ,and already the advance 
orders are encouragingly large. 


One of the cleverest of the little house organs issued 
by manufacturing stations in the United States is the 
C. S. & R. B. Co.'s "Shop Talk," of which the June 
number has just been received. In addition to well illus- 
trated information about various office supply lines made 
by this firm, there are some helpful little articles of an 
uplifting kind, which the trade will find beneficial. 

The Hoge Mfg. Co., of 108 Fulton Street, New York, 
have bought out the Duryea-Hoge Co., who manufac- 
tured the Modern B. pen and pencil clip. The Hoge Co. 
will make this clip in future. A. R. MacDougall will 
continue as selling agent in Canada. 

Buntin, Gillies & Co., Hamilton, are about to issue 
a complete catalogue of school, office, and general sta- 
tionery, which will be sent on application to any mem- 
ber of the trade. If any dealer is not their list and 
wants a copy of a most complete book of its kind, he 
should drop a line to the company at Hamilton. 

J. G. Foster & Co., 12 Lombard St., Toronto, have 
issued automobile road maps of Eastern Ontario and 
Western Ontario indexed. These maps are large and 
clear, folding up into pocket size. They will be found 
useful by automobilists and should sell in large quanti- 

James Maclean &i Sons, booksellers and stationers, 
ricton, have opened a branch store in New Glasgow. 

S. L. Smith, of Smith Bros., Vernon, B.C., is down 
cast at present on a holiday. It is nineteen years since 
he had an opportimity to see the progress of Eastern 
Canada. In the old days, Mr. Smith used to bo in St. 
John, N.B. He intends visiting New York, as well as 
points in Canada. 




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Mr. Fro^vde Announces 

The 3rd Edition of 

Twice-Born Men 

By Harold Begbie 

THE BISHOP OF LONDON says: "Read a book called 'Twice-Born 
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book a great success. " 

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Publication day June 17th of 

Simon the Jester 

By William J. Locke 

"A novel full of wit and action and life . . It has all the charm of his fam- 
ous 'Septimus,' and more. . . The characters are splendidly depicted. . . The 
end is an artistic triumph — a fitting climax for a story that is full of chai m and 
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The tremendous success of the 

St. Cuthbert's Series 

Bound in red cloth with pictorial wrapper in three colors. Price 35 cents each. 

The Saint - - - Atitonin Foi^azzaro 

Fuel of Fire - - Ellen Thorneycrojt Fowler 

Concerning Iiabel Carnaby " " " 

Rose of Blenheim - - Morice Gerard 

Barbe of Grand Bayou - - John Oxenham 

Hearts in Exile - - >. n 

Beatrice of Venice - - Max Pemberlon 

Doctor Xavirr - - .1 .< 

A Mask of Go!d - - Annie S. S-wan 

Naturally leads to the addition of 20 new titles— now in preparation. 

St. Cuthbert's 

Robert E. Knoivles 

Darid Baring 

Joseph Hocking 

Follow the Gleam 

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The Man Who Rote Again 

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The Trampled Cross 

14 *i 

The Land o' the Leal 

David Lyall 

Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush 

Ian Maclaren 

The Days of Au!d Lang Syne • 

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A Window in Thrums 

J. M. Barrie