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The Canadian Bookman 

Edited by 
W. A. CR AI C K 

VOL. I. 
JAN. 1909-I3EO. 1909 




Biiidloss, Harold 19 

Bradley, A. G 50 

Brock, Sir Isaac 2 

Browne, Thaddens A 113 

Buriihani, Louise 24 

Burpee, Lawrence J 157 

Campbell, W. Wilfrid 97 

Casson, Herbert N 191 

Chestnut, T. Herbert 98 

Chisholm, J. A. 66 

Cumberland, F. Barlow 67 

De Celles, A. D 66 

De Morgan, William 191 

Denison, Col. Geor^je T 34 

Dixon. Thomas (jr.) 28 

Donworth^^ Grace 42 

Fischer, William J 18 

Gapcnon, Alphonse 34 

Glyn, Elinor 82 

Grant, Robert 71 

Guest, Mrs. Lionel 18 

Haliburton. Judge (Sam Slick) 6 

Haliburton, Lord 6 

Howe, Hon. Joseph 66 

James. Clarkson W 67 

Johnston, Marv 24 

KnoAvles, R. E 33, 36 

Laurier. Sir Wilfrid 81 

Laut, Agnes 132 

Le Moine, Sir James M 121 

Little, Frances 162 

Locke, George H 21 

Locke, W. J 28 

MacKay, Isabel Ecclestone 51 

MeCluiig, Nellie L 2, 109 

M'Lachlan, Alexander 26 

Milner, Lord 35 

Montgomery, Miss L. M 11, 175 

Musgrave, Miss F. W 26 

Noyes, Alfred 194 

Nursey, Walter R. 19 

'Hagan, Thomas 82 

Oliphant, Mrs. Hewes 83 

Orczy, Baroness 55 

Parker, Sir Gilbert 17 

Patriarche, Mrs. Valance J. . '. 178 

Rand. Theodore H 26 

Saunders. Marshall 10 

Service, Robert W 1 

Smith, Goldwin 49 

Smith, F. Clifford 50 

Spencer, H. L 35 

Stringer, Arthur 18, 105, 107 

S+ringer, Mrs. Arthur 106 

Thompson, Gordon V 133 

Thomson, Edward W 99 

Thomson, John Stuart 176 

Townley. Alice Ashworth 110 

Townsend, E. W 59 

T.^rrell, J. W 132 

Walker. Bvron E 65 

Wells, H. G 194 


Best Selling Books. . . .12, 30, 43, 60, 78, 94, 102, 116 

144, 166, 183, 202 

Burpee, Lawrence J. Interview with 157 

Campbell, W. Wilfrid. Character Sketch 100 

Canadiana....4, 26, 39, 57, 72, 89, 98, 109, 132, 160 

179. 195 

Canadian Books of 1908. A List of 14 

Casson, Herbert N. A Pen Sketch 191 

Champlain Society, Fourth Annual Meeting. ... 74 

Coburn, F. S. Sketch of 84 

Copyrights Registered 22, 35, 54, 79, 95, 103, 110 

145, 163, 184, 203 

Folk Lore Society Formed 90 

Illustrator of Drummond's Habitant Books, The 84 

Knowles, Robert E. Interview with 36 

Le Moine, Sir James M. Interview with 129 

Locke, George H. Interview with 20 

Montgomery, Miss L. M. Sketch of 175 

Monthly List of Canadian Books 114, 138, 164 

180, 198 

Sizes of Books, The 115 

Smith, Goldwin. Sketch of 52 

Stringer, Arthur. Interview with 106 

Toronto,— What the People Read 20 

Visit to the Ian Maclaren of Canada 36 

What Canada's Big Men Read 20 

What the People of Toronto Read 20 

The Canadian Bookman 

A Monthly Review of Contemporary Literature Devoted to the 

Interests of Canadian Bookbuyers 

Volume I, No. I 

January, 1909 

10c per copy, $1.00 per year 


The Canadian Kipling of Whose First Book, "The Songs of a Sourdough, 
28,000 Copies Have Been Issued. 


From the '• Li.'e of Brock," by Walter Nursey. (Brlg-gs). 


IT was to be expected that Robert W. Service, the 
poet of the Yukon, having achieved such a success 
with his first volume of verse, " The Songs of 
Sourdough," would venture again sooner or later 
to test the favor of the public. His new book of poetry 
to be issued in the near future will bear an equally 
curious title, " The Ballads of a Cheechaco." The 
term " Cheechaco " means exactly the opposite of the 
term "sourdough." Sourdough," as almost everyone 
knows, means an old-timer, the term criginatini;- with the 
custom of the old miners of sav- 
ing a piece of sour dough from 
one baking to act as yeast for the 
next baking. Greenhorns or tend- 
erfeet did not know this custom 
and so the term sourdough became 
synonymous with old-timer. It is 
interesting to note that the num- 
ber of copies issued of "The 
Songs of Sourdough" has reached 
28,000, which is a remarkable fig- 
ure for a Canadian book, and 
poetry at that. 

Just about Christmas time, 
when the public are scurrying 
around making endless purchases 
for the holiday season, it would 
seem as if the publishers could 
settle down and enjoy the fruit of 
their labor. But those who know 
the ins and outs of a publisher's 
life will tell you that the holiday 
season is no time of rest for the 
purveyor of literature. One by one 
the Canadian publishers slip away 
to LoBdoo or N«w York to »ak« ^'"" t 

their arrangements for the next season. And the funniest 
part of it to an outsider is to watch the efforts that are 
made to keep one another in the dark as to their move- 
ments, for competition is keen in the book Avorld. 

It is an interesting study to examine the records of the 
best-selling books in Canada from month to month. These 
lists of best sellers are supplied by the leading booksellers 
in the various cities mentioned and from the local lists 
a summary is compiled for all Canada. The December 
summary is somewhat extraordinary in that the lead- 
ing books are so closely bunched together. Usually the 
first six are separated by fair sized gaps, but this month 
there is not only a tie for first place, but a tie for se- 
cond and fifth places as well. To be just, we must in- 
clude all these titles, making a list of nine books instead 
of the usual six. 

Writing from the Canadian standpoint it is gratifying 
to note that of the nine books mentioned, three are by 
Canadian authors, and genuine stay-at-home Canadian 
authors at that. Moreover the honor of occupying first 
place is accorded to a Canadian lady, Mrs. McClung, of 
Manitou, Manitoba. The writer has been compiling this 
list of Canadain best sellers for six years now, and to 
his best recollection, only one Canadian author has ever 
reached the top before,— Rev. C. W. Gordon, (Ralph 

The other Canadian authors to attain the distinction 
of large sales are Rev. R. E. Knowles, of Gait, and 
Miss L. M. Montgomery, the Prince Edward Islander. 
Their books, " The Web of Time" and " Anne of Green 
Gables," occupying fourth and fifth places re- 

In one respect Canada is fortunate and that is, gen- 
erally speaking we are only offered the best fiction of 
the season. A good deal of discrimination is exercised 
by Canadian publishers in their choice of books. They 
have the range of both the English and United States 
markets to choose from and generally contrive to select 
only the best contemijorancous work. A great deal of 
useless trash is thus kept out of the countrj' and book- 
sellers are not confronted with a conglomerative mass 
if fiction to order from. On the other hand we do miss 


McClung, ot Manitou, Manitoba,, whose " Sowing Seeds 
Danny" heads the Latest Liit of Best Sellers, 


Some j^ood thing's, but these are usually brought in for 
the following season. 

It may not be generally known that we have in Cana- 
da an author, or rather an authoress, one of whose 
books has sold to the astounding number of over 400,000, 
and has been translated into three foreign languages. 
The authoress is Miss Marshall Saunders, of Halifax, and 
the popular book is " Beauitful Joe." Miss Saunders 
wrote this story in competition for a prize of $200, of- 
fered by tlie American Humane Educational Society, and 
spent six months over it. That was in 1894, since thci 
she has written several other books, but none of quiti 
the same popularity. While thinking of the success of 
this nature book, one naturally thinks of the success of 
other Canadian writers in the field of nature. Pro- 
bably no other nation on earth has produced so many 
living nature writers as Canada. 

I am a firm believer in the ultimate appreciation in 

(if the authors, judpiing by the number of books issued. 
Jus*- from niciiiory let iriC jot dc-^n a fen' titles. T!'.f-.*2 
is Biirpce''i=. " In Search of a Western Sea," Miss 
Laut's "Conquest of the Great Northwest," Tyrrell's 
" Across the Sub-Arctics of Canada," Cody's " The 
Life of Bishops Bompas," Harrison's "In Search of 
a Polar Continent," Mansh's " Where the Buffalo 
lioamed " and Mair's " Through the Mackenzie Basin." 
All these works without exception are thorough and 
authoritative, and their publication, indicates a stroiL; 
and growing interest in this immense and comparatively 
unknown region. That they will do much for the upbuild- 
ing of the North is indubitable. 

I jave Li Oh trying to figure cm li'e number of l)oo):.3 
published in Canada in 1908 and I have ended up in a 
greater state of perplexity than when I began. ,What 
is a Canadian book ? That is the crucial point. If we 

Sfcn, 4- .^a^^Ara nirer, S furt d my Smoke K.^mericans ^British ^^ 

Illustration from "The Life of Brock," by Walter R. Nursey. 

value of many of the books at present being publish ; i 
in. Canada, particularly historiaal wo/ks. Canada is a 
young country with a literature in the making. The 
day will assuredly come when historical research will 
become so developed and when the value of historical 
works will become so keenly felt, that the publications 
of to-day describing the early life of the country will 
double and treble in value, for the reason that the supply 
will be inadequate. Where will 500 copies of good 
historical work go when we have 500 cities in the land, 
each with a public library anxious to have a complete set 
of Canadian ? Yet this is not to much to expect. The 
booklovers of the country will increase in number as the 
years roll on and collectors will be in evidence. And 
among them all will be some scarce volumes in the days 
to come. 

Hudson's Bay and Northern Canada have received 
more attention last year than ever before at the hands 

limit ourselves to books published in Canada solely, omit- 
ting all school and text books, all Government publica- 
tions, all society reports, in fact everything except literary 
works, I find that last year we published in this country 
in the neighborhood of 70 volumes. But this is scarcely 
fair to our Canadian authors. Our three leading fiction 
writers of the year, R. E. Knowles, Mrs. McClung and 
Miss Montgomery, all had to go outside the country 
to secure primary publication. Their books are really 
Canadian books. If then we add to the seventy volumes 
mentioned those books by Canadian writers, which were 
printed and published outside Canada, (several of which 
were also issued in Canadian editions) the number is 
brought up to ninety. It is entirely possible that some 
of the titles included in the ninety should be omitted, 
as not falling under the category of a book, while others 
should be included. But it is a fairly eloee flgurt, 



Traders Leaving Athabasca Landing for the North. 

One of the Illustrations in "The Conquest of the Great North West" by Agnes C. Laut. 

A Survey Of The Publishing Field 

Books that have Recently 
Been Published in Canada and 
Books that will Shortly Appear. 

It is more through ignorance than throug-h wilful per- 
version of facts that many Canadians — and well-informed 
Canadians at that — make disparaging statements about 
the pauccity of purely Canadian books. Perhaps it will 
surprise a good many that during the month of December 
there was quite a goodly number of valuable works pro- 
duced, mainly in the department of historj', biography 
and description. Let us take a survey of the field, noting 
under their various headings, some of the books that have 
appeared and that are about to appear. 


A. G. Bradley, whose interesting historical work, "The 
Fight for Canada," was published a few years ago, has 
written what may be termed a sequel with the title, "The 
Making of Canada," describing the events following the 
conquest of the country. This book was published last 
fall in England and now a Canadian edition is being 
broug^ht out by the Copp, Clark Co., ready this month. 

It is a somewhat unusual undertaking for a County 
Council to undertake the publication of a book, but this 
unique task is being carried out by the Council of Simeoe 
County. They are publishing a history of the county, the 
work of A. F. Hunter, of Barrie, and Warwick Bros. & 
Rutter, Toronto, have the contract for printing the 

Canadians will take a special interest in the latest 
volume of tbe series of descriptive histories of the great 
rivers of America, published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, 
New York, as it deals with the Niagara River. The author 

is Archer Butler Hulbert, professor of American History 
in Marietta College, and the large volume of 319 pages is 
full of valuable descriptive and historical matter about 
the famous river. Chapters are devoted to General Brock 
and the War of 1812, while the concluding chapter con- 
tains a concise history of Toronto. The illustrations, 
which are numerous and admirablj^ executed, are among 
the most interesting features. The work is large octavo 
in size and is strongly- boxed. It sells at $3.50 net. 

Frank L. Wiles. 8 Pemberton Square, Boston, is pub- 
li.^her of an elaborate volume on "The Hunts of the 
United States and Canada," by A. Henry Higginson, 
M.F.IL, and Julian IngersoU Chamberlain. The edition 
is limited to 500 copies on laid paper at $10 not and 100 
copies on hand-made paper at $30 net. 

The first volume A.D. 1613-16S0 of the Acts of the 
Privy Council of England, Colonial Series, edited by W. 
L. Grant, Beit lecturer in Colonial History at Oxford, 
and James Munro, university assistant in history in the 
University of Edinburgh, was announced for December 

R. E. Gosnell, Victoria, B.C., who has been a frequent 
contributor to magazines and newspapers on historical 
and literary subjects, is at present writing for the Vic- 
toria Times, a series of articles entitled "Bygone Days of 
British Columbia." These, Mr. Gosnell intends to put 
into book form during the coming year, if he can find time 
for the undertaking. 

Laflamme & Proulx, Quebec, publish "L'Amerique 
Precolombienne," by Mr. Alphonse Gagnon. The book 


is dedicated to Honorable Lomer Goiiin, Premier of 

A copy of the Historical Papers read before the Art, 
Historical ami Scientific Association of Vancouver, B.C., 
during- the season 190'7-OS, has been received. The papers 
are three in number, "Early Navigators of the Paeilic," 
by F. C. Wade, K.C., ' ' The Search for the Eraser by Sea 
and Land," by Judge Ho way and "History of Cariboo 
Wagon Road," by AValler Moberly, C.E. These are pre- 
served in a neat 40-page booklet, printed by Clarke & 
Stuart Co., Vancouver, with paper cover attractively de- 
sig-ned by F. Noel Bursill. Needless to say the three papers 
show careful research and form a valuable contribution 
to the early history of British Columbia. 

Rev. Father P. W. Browne, of St. Patrick's Church, 
Halifax, a writer and lecturer of ability, is arranging for 
the immediate publication of an important historical 
work, entitled. "Labrador — Where the Fishers Go." It 
will be the tirst authentic account of the entire coast of 
Labrador ever published and will contain a map and 

county, in the second volume. Careful work has been 
(lone by Mr. Taylor in the initial volume, particularly in 
the collection of genealogies. Joim Lovell & Son, Mont- 
real, are the publishers. ($L50 and $2.75.) 

.Mtcr many delays the Canadian Press Association's 
incniiii'iiil Vdlunie, "A History of Canadian Journalism," 
has at last been published, ft is a well-printed book of 
242 pages, illustrated with portraits of the presidents of 
the Association. In addition to the story of the fifty 
years of the Association, there are articles by competent 
writers on the history of the press in the various Pro- 
vinces of the Doimnion. The book is issued at $2 and 
may be had through the Secretary of the Association. 

An interesting book was published in December by 
the McAlpine Publishing Company, of Halifax, entitled 
"Sketches and Traditions of the Northwest Arm," the 
work of John W. Regan, a distinguished young newspaper 
man of Halifax and president of the Nova Scotia Press 
Association. Mr. Regan has collected a vast amount of 

From a painting by Paul Kane, by permission. 
Illustrating "Where the Buffalo Roamed " by L. E. Marsh. 

seventy-five illustrations from original photogTaphs. 
Those who have had the privilege of reading the advance 
sheets pronounce it a fascinating piece of literature. 
Father Browne was formerly pastor of Whitbourne and 
Bonavista, in Newfoundland. His grandfather, the late 
Patrick Browne, was the first Newfoundlander to go north 
of Cape Harriston in quest of codfish. Before his time all 
the region beyond was a terra incognita. The price of the 
book will be $1.50. At time of writing the author has not 
yet decided on a publisher. 

Another valuable contribution to the list of local his- 
tories has been made by Rev. Ernest M. Taylor, M.A., of 
Knowlton, Quebec, who has written and published a "His- 
tory of Brome County," under the auspices of the Brome 
County Historical Society. The present publication, con- 
taining 288 pages, is to be the first of two volumes cover- 
ing the history of the county, the writer intending to sup- 
ply a detailed history of each township making up the 

entertaining matter in the 181 pages of his book, describ- 
ing an interesting portion of Halifax harbor and its sur- 
roundings. The book is admirably illustrated and great 
credit is due to the McAlpine Publishing Company for its 
appearance. ($1.00). 

The author of "Myths and Facts of the American 
Revolution," while modestly disclaiming any pretension 
to being a writer of history, has, nevertheless, made a 
very exhaustive study of the documents furnished by the 
chief actors and leaders in the American Revolution in 
support of his contention that many of the popular and 
sehool histories dealing with that event are both untrust- 
worthy and inadequate. The book is written in a spirit 
of fairness and fearless candor, yet with a desire to en- 
courage a better mutual understanding between the two 
great nations involved in that historic struggle. It is the 
work of Arthur Johnston, a Canadian, now resident in 
San Francisco. (William Briggs, $1.25). 



Son of Judge Haliburton ("Sam Slick"), a Biography of 
Whom is Promised for this Year. 

A small bfochure entitled '^ Irish Families in An- 
cient Quebec Records,'' containing- the copy of an address 
delivered in Montreal, January 15th, 1872, by John 
O'Farrell, president of the Hibernian Benevolent Society 
of Quebec, has lieen reprinted through the instrumental- 
ity of Hon. Charles ]Murphy. 

The Welhuid Tribune Print, WeUand, prints : " Of- 
ficers of the British Forces in Canada during the war .''C 
1812-1815," issued by the Canadian Military Institute, 
and edited by L. Homfray Irving, honorary librarian. 

When in 1889, the Prince and Princess of Wales 
visited Quebec, Dr. J. M. Harper published a memorial 
brochure, " The Earliest Beginnings of Canada," dedi- 
cated to the Prince. To mark the latest visit of the 
Prince, the author lias republished this int-iresting prose 
sketch relating the incidents of (he earliest von ages of 
Europeans to (iui- couii.try, together with two poems (if 
some length. "Then and Now," and 
sion," an elegy I'lmceived in the style 
f.imous |)n('in. 


" The Sillery Mis 
and lone of Civ.w 's 

A notable achievement in Canadian publishing has been 
made by William Briggs, of Toronto, in the production ot 
the first volunu- of the Canadian Hemes Series, — " The 
Story of Isaac Brock." by Walter K. Nursey. The ob 
ject of the series will be lo provide Canadian boys ami 
girls, both young and old, with the inspiring stories of 
their own national heroes, written from the national 
standpoint. In point of printing and binding, the first 
volume is very attractive, several of the illustrations 
being executed in colors. When the price is considered, 85 
cents, the result is little short of marvellous. The second 
volume on Teeumseh is being written by Norman Gurd, 
of Sarnia. 

Henry Wilson, " One of God's Best," is the title of 
» life of Rev. Henry Wilson, D.D., at o»e time » resident 

of Kingston. It is published by Alliance Press Co., 692 
Eighth Avenue, Xew York, at $1.00. 

There are many to whom the name of Judge Hali- 
burton is unfamiliar, but who do know "Sam Slick, 
the Clockmaker. " They will be interested to hear that 
a life of Judge Haliburton 's famous son. Lord Hali- 
burton, is forthcoming this year, entitled " Memoirs of 
Lord Haliburton," by J. B. Atley. It will be fully il- 
lustrated, the publisher being William Briggs, of Toronto. 

" Canadian Hymns and Hymn-Writers " is the title 
of a charming booklet compiled and published by Rev. 
A. Wylie Mahon, B.D., St. Andrew 's-by-the-Sea, N.B., in 
wliich he gives sketches of William Bullock, Joseph 
Scrivcn. Robert Murray, Edward Hartley Dewart, Anna 
liouis Walker, Silas Tertius Rand, Charles Innis 
Cameron and Frederick George Scott. Portraits of each 
are tipped in. The booklet is exquisitely printed, the 
cover being an appropriate work of art, fastened with 
hows of ribbon. It is on sale at William Briggs, Toronto; 
E. J. Xels'on and Co., St. John and B. A. Book and 
Ti-:ict Society. Halifax. (.35 cents.) 

A work (if biography which should act as an in- 
fcnlixc to many young Canadians is the memoir of Alfred 
William Stratton, contained in a volume of " Letters 
from India," by him, which has recently been published. 
Professor Stratton. who won great prominence in the 
world of Oriental study, was a Toronto boy of modest 
pai'entage. who worked his way up through the ITniver- 
sitv and eoninienced his career as classical master in 

A Striking: Likeness of " Sara Slick," the Father 
of Humor n America 


Hamilton. After occupyin<j positions at John Hopkins 
Universily and in Cliicago lie became I^(\uisti-ar of Punjab 
University in India. The book is published by Constable 
& Co., for whom Copp, Clark Co. are agents. 


The Nova Company, 126 Manstield Street, Montreal, 
issue '' New Patriotic Poems," by Nelson C. Gray. 

One of the most important of Dceember publications 
was the "Poetical Traj;'edies" of VViirrcd Campbell, is- 
sued by Wm. Briggs, of Toronto, in a cumpanion volume 
to his " Collected Poems." The new book contains the 
four trno-odios, "Mordrcd," "Daulac," "Morning" 

leaves, thereby representing nine holes of a golf course. 
On each of the eighteen pages, thus formed, appeared a 
a poem. Mr. Webling's work possesses merit and will 
delight the heart of any golf player. 

Reference Books. 

" The Commercial Handbook of Canada," or " Hea- 
ton's Annual," is now in its fifth year, and the 1909 
volume just published supplies a mine of valuable com- 
nr.Mcial information about Canada. Every imaginable sub- 
ject having to do with Canadian business is touched upon 
from postal rates, and banks and branches to railway fares, 
bnnrds of ti-nde, custnni tnriffs, etc. Everything is ar- 


An Example of Canadian Art as Applied to Book Illustration. This 

Picture is the Work of J. S. Gordon, of Hamilton, and it 

Appeared in "The Master of Life," by W. D. Lightall. 

and " Hildebrand " the first and last of which were 
originally published in a small edition in 1895, while the 
other two are now appearing for the first time in book 
form. Mr. Campbell has received the greatest praise for 
his work in this volume from the critics and it is safe 
to say that it will be reckoned among Canada's poetical 
masterpieces. ($1.50.) 

W. Hastings Webling, secretary of the Brantford Golf 
Club, who is an enthusiastic golf player, recently pub- 
lished a pamphlet of verses on his favorite game. The 
pamphlet was in the shape of a folder opening out to nine 

ranged in a handy f(u-ni autl the book is well indexed. 
The volume contains 416 pages, is cloth bound and sells 
at $1.00. 

Year by year in keeping with the growth of the Do- 
minion, that valuable repository of information, the 
Canadian Almanac, grows in size and importance. The 
1909 volume, the sixty-second in the series, is the largest 
yet issued, containing 496 pages. It would be a difficult 
matter to place one's finger on any subject relative to 
Canada, Avhich is not dealt with. There are the usual 
Government Departments, with ample statistics, lists of 


officers of societies, clergy lists, newspaper lists, etc., 
all corrected to date. To the business or professional 
man the Almanac is invaluable. It is published by the 
Copp, Clark Co. 

General Literature. 
Drury Lane Theatre is perhaps the best known of 
London theatres to the average Canadian, at least by 
name. To the writer it conjures up all that is delight- 
ful in the realm of dramatic art. The play at present on 
the boards there, '' The Marriages of Mayfair, " is pro- 
bably the most outstanding drama of the season in Lon- 
don. It is the work of Cecil Raleigh, who it will be 
recalled was also the author of " The Sins of Society," 
which had a long and successful run at the same theatre 
last season. The latter play is to be brought to America 
this spring and the former in the fall. Meanwhile the 
Canadian public are to be given the story of " The Sins 
of Society," in book form, an edition being in prepara- 
tion for February publication, by the Copp, Clark Co. 

It is surpi'ising how many Canadians are interested 
in the work of contemporary European writers. A couple 
of years ago Fa^'gazzaro. the Italian, had quite a run 

is not exaggerated, then fiction readers may smack their 
lips in anticipation of a sumptuous repast. This enthusias- 
tic critic says, " it holds you like a live wire, for if once 
you touch it you cannot let go." As corroborative evi- 
dence the American publisher tells an unique story in 
connection with the printing of the book. 

The first novel of the season to be issued in a Cana- 
dian edition is " Septimus," by W. J. Locke. It is not 
strange that there should be quite a vogue in Canada for 
the work of this novelist. The two novels from his pen, 
which were issued in this country last year. " The Morals 
of Marcus Ordeyne " and " The Beloved Vagabond," 
po!=sessed an individuality and charm that placed them 
quite in a place by themselves. I am informed by the en- 
thusiastic publisher that so well have these books taken 
with the Canadian public, he is arranging to introduce 
three of Mr. Locke's previous works this year. 

That the Canadian reading public do appreciate, what 
may be termed high-class fiction, is abundantly attested by 
the favor with which the trio of novels of William De Mor- 
gan have been received. The advent of "Joseph Vance," 
(Toatt-d no little stir among no^■cl leaders, wlio had b?- 

Illustration from "The Old Loyalist," by Roger Davis. 

here some four or five of his novels being issued in Ca- 
nadian editions. Tolstoi has always had a band of ad- 
mirers. And now another Eussiau writer is to be in- 
troduced 'to us, a man with tlie alnmst unpronouncable 
name of Warlaw Suoiszewski. His book of " Flight from 
Siberia," will be issued shortly by a Toronto house. 

It appears the foreman of the plant where " The Red 
Mouse " was being printed came to the publisher with 
a si'try to the effect that he wished they had never taken 
•' The Red Mouse " into their printing office as it was 
demoralizing the whole place. He stated to the publishers 
Ihal lialf the time the proofs were lost because som.; of 
the employees i\ad stolen them to read the story and 
when he came to figure up all the time lost by employees 
reading the story, instead of attending to type setiing, 
he f(;it that they were losing money on the propositior. 
William Hriggp will publish tlu-; Canadian edition. 

If the remarkable statement of a reader of the manu- 
script of " The Red Mouse," one of this season's books, 

come satiated with the problematic and sociological brand 
cf fiction. " Alice-for-Short " endeared the author to 
a large circle of admirers, and " Somehow Good " prov- 
ed his versatility to the satisfaction of everybody. Since 
ils appearance I have been repeated iy questio;ied as to 
when diere would be a new De Morgan. It is now a 
pleasure to be able to state that the Spring will witness 
the publication of the fourth novel from his pen, the title 
to be '' Blind Jim." 

The busy man's bible is a title which may ^ptly be 
given to a small volume of selected passages f:-om t!ie 
Bible arranged for daily devotional reading. There is 
a page for each day with appropriate selection taken 
verbatim from the Bible. The title of the book is " Un- 
gilded Gold." It is published in Canada 'by The Copp, 
Clark Co., in cloth binding at 50 cents and leather at 
75 cents. 

Among this season's importation of the Copp, Clark 
Co. are editions of " The IJp-to-Date Reciter," contain- 



ing 96 large double coliinin pages in attractive paper 
covers (25 cents); seven volumes of Mile's " Al Recit- 
ers " and " Humorists of the Pencil," containing comic 
illustrations from ''Punch." Three numbers in the 
series are now ready, namely those containing the work 
of Charles Keeno, Phil May and Raven Hill. These 
will be followed by others. (30 cents each.) 

Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, is arrang- 
ing for a big edition of a bright little book of preseni 
day wisdom, entitled " The Knack of It," the work of 
Charles Battell Loomis. The book contains many wise 
sayings clothed in clever language, and the publisher feels 
that there should be a large demand for the book. (50 

The publication of the new India paper " Thackeray," 
by the Oxford University Press will probably havj the 
same effect as the publication some years ago of the In- 
dia paper " Dickens," that is to ?ay, it wiL revifc-e the 
iiiterest in that great novelist. Thackeray's works aie 
complete in seventeen volumes, to be had in either clotli 
or lamb skin binding. 

in his influence against a trade which he is convinced is 
wholly evil. (John M. Poole Co. Cloth, $1.25.) 

Quite an imposing volume is "My Lady of the 
Snows," by Margaret A. Rrown, a Brantford lady. The 
story deals with great problems and great issues in the 
political world of Canada's young nationhood. The wi-jt- 
cr is equally at home in discussing questions in the 
realm of faith and morals — the spiritual and the 
aesthetic, to which she brings a mind well equipped with 
a varied store of learning. She has kept ever before her 
high ideals and has succeeded in writing a book that will 
live and take a permanent place in our Canadian litera- 
ture. (William Briggs: $1.25.) 

F. W. Musgrave, a Nova Scotia writer, has in 
"Gabriellc Amethyst" produced a story of a deeply re- 
ligious tone. Gabriclle Amethyst, a young and beautiful 
girl of sensitive temperament, exemplifies in her life and 
ministrations the power of the religion of Christ to 
afford a consolation to the sorrowing and new joy and 
hope of the mourner. A book that appeals to w^hat is 
most tender and gracious in human nature. (William 
Briggs: $1.25.) 

The House in Which William De Morgan Writes His Books. 

The color work of the publishing house of T. C. and 
E. C. Jack has 'Come to have a great reputation in Can- 
ada thi'ongh the etforts of Copp, Clark Co., who are 
the agents for the British publishers. They are now is- 
suing three serial publications, ''The National Gallery," 
" Beautiful Flowers " and " Wild Beasts of the World." 
Each will consist of 17 parts and will contain 100 plates 
in color, besides numerous illustrations in black and 
white. All three sell at 30 cents, per part. 


"The Harvest of Moloch," by Mrs. J. K. Lawson, 
of Toronto, is a story dealing with the evils of the drink 
traffic, of more than ordinary interest. The scene is laid 
partly in Scotland and partly in the Canadian North- 
west. Violet Mickledool, the heroine, shows her devo- 
tion to principle by giving up a fortune made out of a 
business that leaves only sorrow and ruin in its track, 
and devoting her life to works of charity. Her lover, 
Geoffrey Webster, plays an equally noble part and throws 

Very handsome indeed is the collection of "Little 
Stories of Quebec," by Professor James Edward Le 
Rossignol, which appeared in December from the pub- 
lishing house of Jennings and Graham in Cincinnati. 
Professor Le Rossignol is a native of Quebec and was 
educated at Huntingdon Academy, Montreal High School 
and McGill University, later going to Leipzig for his 
Ph.D. He became professor of economics in Denver 
University and the University of Nebraska. His little 
book tells of the daily life and doings of the people of 
old Quebec. It is exquisitely illustrated and decorated, 
each page having a picture border in colors. 

The Broadway Publishing Company, 835 Broadway, 
New York, are the publishers of a new and revised 
edition of "The Mystic Spring and Other Tales of West- 
ern Life," by Hon. D. W. Higgins, of Victoria, B.C., 
who was for nine years Speaker of the Legislature of 
British Columbia. .In his preface the author notes that 
the first edition (published by William Briggs, Toronto) 
has been out of print for many months. He has varied 


some of the situations and changed the names of a 
few characters in the new edition, which has been well 
printed and illustrated by the new publishers. ($1.50.) 

"Anne of Avonlea," by Miss L. M. Montgomery, 
author of "Anne of Green Gables," will not be published 
by L. C. Page & Co. until the fall. 

W. H. P. Jarvis, of Ottawa, has in "A Remittance 
Man's Letters to His Mother," written a most readable 
account of a young Englishman's experience in Western 
Canada. After spending £1,000 to no purpose he returns 
to Winnipeg penniless, makes a fresh start and succeeds. 
One wishes that every intending emigrant from the Old 
Country could read these letters — a valuable contribution 
to the right understanding of the people and conditions 
of life in this country. The book has been published 
simultaneously in London and Toronto. (Musson Book 
Co.: $1.50.) 


John M. Clarke, New York Stale Geologist, 92 Lan- 
caster Street, Albany, has published "Skctelies of Gaspe." 
containing chapters on '"The Scenery of the ^Mountains, '" 


A Halifax Lady, Whose " B»^autiful Joe" has Been for Years 

a Popular Juvenile. Her New Book, " My Pets," Promises 

to Have an Equal Popularity. 

"The Great Rock Folds and Troughs," "Perce Moun- 
tain," "The Rocks and the People." "The Early Settle- 
ments," "Historical Sketch of the Codfishery," etc. The 
book is bouiul in green library cloth, with hirge color plate 
;iiid several plates in black and white. ($1.25). 

"The Rockies of Canada" is the title of a revised and 
cnlai'ged edition of "Camping in tlio Canadian Rockies," 
l)y Walter Dwight Wilcox, which G. P. Putnam's Sons 
will shortly publish. It contains more tlian 40 plioto- 
gravures and other illustrations from original photo- 
graphs, with maps. ($3.50 net.) 

Miss Agnes Laut, who last summer made a 1,500-mile 
trip down the Saskatchewan River in company with Miss 
Gertrude Simpson, of Winnipeg, will publish her experi- 
ences this year in book form. 

A year or more ago Gertrude Balmer Watt, who is a 
staff contributor to the Edmonton Saturday News, issued 
a small book of 52 pages entitled, "A Woman in the 
West," containing a number of entertaining sketches of 
Western life. This book was so well received that its 
author decided to repeat the experiment and towards the 
close of last year, she issued through the News Publishing 

Co., of Edmonton, a somewhat larger book along similar 
lines to which she gave the title, "Town and Ti-ail." The 
new book contains 85 pages, and is daintily printed. It 
will serve to give a still more intimate picture of life in 
the West. (50 cts.) 

The publication of a book of travel, entitled, "In 
Search of a Polar Continent," by Alfred H. Harrison, is 
confirmation of the fact that Arctic exploration still al- 
lures and still fascinates in spite of the hardships that it 
entails. Mr. Harrison has recorded with fulness of detail 
a two years' excursion into the country adjacent to the 
Mackenzie River. He has made an accurate survey of 
the region and has added valuable contributions of a scien- 
tific and geographical character, which go far to confirm 
the conviction that a great future awaits this little known 
part of our wide Dominion. The book is a handsome one, 
freely illustrated, and has an appended map of the survey 
and observations made by the author. (Musson Book Co., 

In "A Noble Company of Adventurers," Rufus Rock- 
well Wilson tells about seven classes of brave men. The 
tirst two are the men of the Hudson's Bay Company and 
the Northwest Mounted Police. Both are described in en- 
tertaining fashion for young readers. The book, which is 
illustrated, is puljlished by B. W. Dodge & Co., New York. 

"In Old Quebec and Other Sketches," by Byron 
Nicholson, of Quebec, was one of the numerous literary 
])r(;duets of the Tercentenary Year and a very accurate 
and graphic account, not only of Quebec, but of Canada 
as it is to-day, does it present. The author is fervently 
patriotic, j^roud of his city and his country, steeped in its 
historic lore and confident of its destiny. To the essays on 
Quebec and Canada, are added chapters on "The Ethics 
of War," "The Charms of Bermuda" and "The Com- 
panionship of Books." The whole book is illustrated with 
a large number and variety of half-tone plates, which add 
to its interest. 


"Tlie Romance of American Expansion," by H. Ad- 
(lingtoii Bruce, a Canadian, now resident in New York, 
which has made so marked a success in the Outlook this 
year, will be published early in 1909, by Moffat, Yard & 

There will be interest in Canada over the re-issue by 
Henry Frowde of John Gait's "Annals of the Parish." 
Mr. Gait was the commissioner in Canada West of the 
Canada Land Company, and gave his name lo the town of 
Gait, in Ontario. His son. Sir Alexander Tilloch Gait, 
filled a big place in Canadian public life fen- many years, 
and was the tirst Minister of Finance in the Dominion of 
Canada. Mr. Gait's stories are full of interest and quiet 

William Hardy Alexander, professor of classics in the 
new TTniversity of Alberta, is the author of "Some Tex- 
tual Criticisms on the Eighth Book of the De Vita Caes- 
arum of Suetonius," which the University of California 
Press has published. 

"Gibbs Travelers' Route and Reference Book of the 
United States and Canada," published by Gibb Bros. & 
Moran, 45 Rose Street, New York, contains 61 complete 
route maps. ($3.00). 

Christian McLeod, which is a pen-name for a lady 
living in Milton, Ontario, has published throug-h the Revell 
Co., of New York, a book entitled, "The Heart of the 
Stranger," in which she treats of Miss Lindsay's Settle- 
ment work in New York. It is a book well worthy of study 
by everyone who has the welfare of neglected children at 
heart. Her motive is love for children who have never 



had a chance and her method is first to win their affections 
and confidence and then to develop along natural lines. 
The principle on wliich she works has Christianity for its 
basis and good citizensliip for its object. Her work lies 
chiefly among- the Italian children in the upper East Side 
of New York. 

Mr. Jerome Tnternoscia, of Montreal, advocate, and 
Consul^Gcncral of Italy, has prepared "A New Code of 
International Law," consisting of 5,657 articles, printed 
in English, French and Italian, which he has spent five 
years in writing. We understand that he has not yet 
selected a publisher. 

Kate Simpson Hayes, of Victoria, B.C., is the author 
of a dainty booklet containing the first Indian legend pro- 
duced in Western Canada, called "The Legend of the 
West." She placed it on sale as a Christmas souvenir, 
and a very attractive gift book it makes. The illustra- 
tions, which embellish it; are the work of Lilian J, Clarke. 
The price is $1.00 in the West, and $1.25 in the East. 

Q. M. Eraser, librarian, Public Library, Aberdeen, has 
collected a number of essays on literary subjects into a 
volume with the title, "The Lone Shieling or the Author- 
ship of the Canadian Boat Song." The first essay gives 
its title to the book. In it Mr. Eraser brings forward con- 
clusive evidence that the poem was the work of "Chris- 
topher North." The other papers in the book, while not 
of immediate interest to Canadians, are most readable. 
The publishers are William Smith & Sons. 


THE WAY TO LIVE. By George Hackenschmidt. Lon- 
don : Health & Strength, Ltd. Cloth, 2s 6d net. A 
practical hand-book of exercises intended to develop 
and strengthen the body. 

THE TRAGEDY OF MAN. By Imre Madach. Trans- 
lated from the Hungarian by William N. Loew. New 
York: the Arcadia Press, 150 Nassau Street. Cloth, 
$1.50 net. A drama of intense power, which has been 
played successfully for a quarter of a century at Buda- 
pest and Vienna. 

F. Horton, M.A., D.D., Edinburgh and London: Oli- 
phant, Anderson & Ferrier. New edition. This is a 
simpler and cheaper form of the author's earlier work 
on this subject. In it he presents the argument for 
Biblical sanction of missionary effort, simply and 

Methodist Publishing House. London. 6s. A romance 
of the sixteenth century in France, having for its 
climax the massacre of St. Bartholomew. The life de- 
picted is that which prevailed under the feudal sys- 
tem when fair dames and brave knights played their 
parts amid much romantic glitter and show. Love, 
adventure, a haunted chamber and a hidden treasure 
are some of the elements in this sensational and well- 
told tale. 

THE READER'S LIBRARY. Vols. I. and II. The Great 
English Letter Writers, by W. J. Dawson and Conings- 
by Dawson. Fleming H. Revell Co., Toronto. $1 each. 
This new literary series contains an admirable selection 
of letters illustrative of the development of letter 
writing. Each volume opens with an essay which 
treats of this department of literature from a historic 
and critical standpoint. Setting aside chronological or- 
der, some of the greatest English exponents of the 
art of letter writing are grouped under appropriate 

headings. These books will prove a delight equally 
to the student and to the general reader. 

Gordon. Wm. Briggs, Toronto. 75 cents. This book 
aims at an intimate heart to heart talk with Christ- 
ians about personal life and service. That service 
though it begins with the nearer interests of the home, 
the church and one's own country, is not circumscribed 
by these. The obligation to service extends to the 
whole world. The writer shows that the duty of the 
hour in relation to foreign missions is greatly accen- 
tuated by the imperative call for the Gospel of Jesus 
as the true basis for the western civilization now 
spreading over the whole world. A very timely and 
convincing book. 

Briggs, Toronto. $1.25. Incidents in the life of 
Christ are here treated as separate themes of reflective 
study. With deep insight and spiritual perception the 
old, yet ever new subject of the wonderful life of 


Whose "Anne of Green Gables" is One of the Popular 
Books of the Month. 

Jesus and the far-reaching significance of his teach- 
ings are here presented in beautiful language and in 
a form which is simple yet at the same time subtle and 
persuasive. The book must prove a delight to every 
true disciple of Christ. 

Curties. Boston: Dana Estes & Co. Cloth, $1..50. 
Here is a novel with all the elements of success, es- 
sentially modern in its setting and bristling with 
incident. That the murder of a London tradesman 
should affect the map of Europe seems wildly im- 
probable, but such is the ingenuity of Captain Curties 
that on laying down the book the reader is bound to 
confess that it all might very well have happened in 
real life. The characters are exceedingly well drawn, 
and the author's style is far more vivacious than is 
usually the case in fiction of a sensational kind. 

Toronto : The Musson Book Co. $1.25. An interesting 
study of the processes by which a young man is led to 



exchange the conventionalities of social life for the 
conventionalities of the cloister. Algernon Banister, a 
young man of good family, much given to introspection, 
finds his individual life much hampered by his social 
obligations develops into the mystic and the contempla- 
tive, makes the great renunciation and voluntarily sub- 
mits himself to the more circumscribed conventionali- 
ties of an English monasterj*. 
Robertson Nicoll. Toronto: the Westminster Co. $1.50. 
The great popularity of this new book has already ex- 

hausted the first edition. This it owes largely to the 
outstanding prominence of both the writer and the 
subject. Dr. "Watson possessed just those personal and 
literary qualities which afford the keenest interest to 
biography. And Dr. Bobertson Nicoll, from whom 
much was expected, has measured up to the highest ex- 
pectations of his friends and admirers by the manner 
in which he has portrayed the man who through his 
"Bonnie Brier Bush" has endeared himself to readers 
on both sides of the Atlantic. No more delightful book 
has been published this season. 







Daniel Mulcahey Watson and Robert Robbin Watson, otherwise known as " Bugsey ' 
Taking the Air. Characters in " Sowing Seeds in Danny " by Nellie L. McCIung. 

Best Selling Books of the Month. 

Lady of the Snows. By M. Brown. Briggs. 
Web of Time. By R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 
Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 
Trail of Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 
Out-of-Doors in Holy Land. By H. Van Dyke. 

Great Fight. By W. H. Drummond. Briggs. 

Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston, Briggs. 
Riverman. By S. E. White. Musson. 
Trial of Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 
Web of Time. By. R. E. Knowles. Revell. 
Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 
Man from Brodney's. By G. B. McCutcheon 

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

Trail of Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. 

Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. MeClung. 

Fly on the Wheel. By K. C. Thurston. Briggs. 
Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 
Man from Brodney's. By G. B. McCutcheon. 


Web of Time. By R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 
Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 
Treasure Vallev. Marian Keith. Westminster. 


4. Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. 

5. Soul of Dominie Wildtliorne. By J. Hccking 


6. Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 


1. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. 


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


3. Dianna Mallory. By Mrs. Ward. Musson. 

4. Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

5. Riverman. By S. E. White. Musson 

6. Trail of Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. 



1. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. 
Songs of a Sourdough. By R. W. Service. Briggs. 
Great Fight. By W. H. Drummond. Musson. 
Dianna Mallory. By Mrs. Ward. Musson. 
Riverman. By S. E. While. Musson 
Web of Time. By R. E. Knowles. Revell. 


1. Anne of Green Gables. By. L. M. Montgomerj*. 


2. Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 

3. Holy Orders. Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

4. Woi) of Time. By R. E. Knowles. Revell. 
f). Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

G. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. 
Briggs. ^ 














Web of Time. By K. E. Knowles. Frowde. 
Trail of Ijonosome Pine. By John Fox, jr. 

Riverman. By S. E. Whiite. Musson. 
Testing of Dianna Mallory. Mrs. Ward. Musson. 
Peter. By F. H. Sniilli. McLeod. 
Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McCIung. 



Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. MeClung. 

Heart of a Child. By Frank Danby. Copp. 
Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 
Web of Time. By R. E. Knowles. Revell. 
Dianna Mallory. By Mrs. Ward. Musson. 
Trail of Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. 



Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

Trail of Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. 

Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

The Jewelled Ball. By Mrs. Lionel Guest. Cam- 

Paths of the Righteous. By Miss Dougall. 

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

5. Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggg. 

6. The Firing Line. By R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 


1. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. 


2. Trail of Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. 


3. Dianna Mallory. By Mrs. Ward. Musson. 

4. Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

f) Heaven of Love. By M. Burnham. Briggs. 
(). Nancy McVeigh. By R. H. Mainer. Briggs. 

United States. 

1. Trail of Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. 

2. Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. 

3. Peter. By F. H. Smith. 

4. Dianna Mallory. By Mrs. Ward. 

5. Red City. By S. Weir Mitchell. 

G. Man from Brodney's. By G. B. McCutcheon. 

Canadian Summary. 


1. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. MeClung 66 
Trail of Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr.. . 66 

2. Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston 58 

Peter. By F. H. Smith 58 

3. Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli 55 

4. Wei) of Time. By R. E. Knowles 54 

5. Anne of Green Gables. By L. M. Montgomery 32 
Riverman. By S. E. White 32 

6. Dianna Mallory. By Mrs. Ward 31 










Port Arthur. 

Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 

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

Riverman. By S. E. White. Musson. 

Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. 

Treasure Valley. By Marian Keith. Westminster. 
Firing Line. By R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 

St. Thomas. 

.Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 
Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. 
Trail of Lonesome Pine. By 

Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. 
Man from Brodney's. By G. 


John Fox, jr. 

B. McCutcheon. 

6. Quest Eternal. By Will Lillibridge. Briggs. 


Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

Man from Brodney's. By G. B. McCutcheon. 

Songs of a Sourdough. By R. W. Service. Briggs. 
Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 
Voyage of Donna Isabel. By Randall Parish. 

Web of Time. By R. E. Knowles. Revell 


Wild Geese. By Stanley J. Weyman. Copp, Clark 

Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 
Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs, 
Trail of Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. 



Title. Author. Publisher. 

Septimus W. J. Locke Frowde 

Blind Jim Wm. De Morgan " 

Gateway of Swords. ..L. J. Vance Briggs 

Areminta J. C. Snaith " 

Catherine's Child Mrs. De la Pasture " 

My Lady of Shadows. John Oxenham '' 

Fashionable Adventures 

of Josdah Craig. . .D. G. Phillips " 

The Long Arm E. P. Oppenheim " 

Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice '' 

Old Man in the Corner .Baroness Orczy " 

The Waters of 

Jordan H. A. Vachell '' 

The Red Mouse W. H. Osborne " 

The Sins of Society. . .Cecil Raleigh Copp, Clark 

A Flight from 

Siberia W. Suoiszewksi " 

Fraternity John Galsworthy ** 

54, 40 or Fight Emerson Hough .... McLeod & Allen 

Letters of Jennie 

Allein Grace Donworth. . . " 

The Message Louis Tracy " 

The Special Mes- 
senger R. W. Chambers... " 

In the February number of Scribner's Magazine will 
appear " The Indians of the Stone Houses," by Edward 
S. Curtis, a poem on Milton, by Henry Van Dyke ; 
" German Painting of To-day," by Christian Brinton ; 
" Who Are the English ? " by the anonymous author of 
" England and the English From an American Point of 
View," and " The Baudelaire Legend," by James 



A List Of Canadian Books Published In 1908 

Including Solely Books Published 
Primarily in Canada and Books by 
Authors Residing in Canada. 

It is a problem of some difficulty to estimate the 
number of books published annually in Canada, for the 
simple reason that it is uncertain just what should be 
considered as a Canadian book. If we were to estimate 
all the books bearing the imprint of a Canadian pub- 
lisher, the total would make a respectable figure. If on 
the other hand we were to limit the list to books printed 
in Canada from type set in Canada, the number would 
be comparatively small. But it is hardly fair to take 
either classification, — the first would err by calling a 
book Canadian, when neither would it be the work of a 
Canadian author, nor would it be Canadian in subject 
nor Canadian in workmanship, — the second would err by 
omitting several books printed outside the country for 
publication in the country. 

A second difficulty lies in the problem of collecting 
information about books published privately or in remote 
parts of the country. An elaborate system would be 
necessary to make sure that nothing was omitted and 
there is as yet no organization capable of handling such 
a work. 

The publications of the Dominion and Provincial Gov- 
ernments, the universities, the historical, literary and 
scientific societies, etc., all publish important books an- 
nually. Many of these are noted, but many of them 
escape notice and no summary of a year's publication 
would be complete without them. 

The following list for 1908 has been as carefully 
compiled as one individual could manage. It includes 
only books printed and published in the Dominion, or 
primarily published in the Dominion, omitting school 
books, technical books, directories and Government pub- 
lications. It must not be considered absolutely com- 
plete. Titles preceded by an asterisk mean books by 
resident Canadian authors, published in foreign editions 
or contemporaneously in foreign and home editions. 


Myths and Facts of American Revolution ... .Johnston 

History of Canada (New edition) Weaver 

Sixty Years in Upper Canada Clarke 

Recollections of Crimean Campaign Veith 

History of Canadian .Journalism 

Review of Hist. Publications Wrong 

A Canadian Manor Wrong 

Recollections of War of 1812 Dunlo)) 

Documentary Hist, of War of 1812 (Vol. 8) .. Cruickshank 

Dictionnaire Historique Morice 

Description Geographique Ganong 

History of Methodism Sanderson 

Emigrant Soldier's Gazette 

Historical Glimpses of Bear River Wade 

Cradle of New France Doughty 

Quebec Tercentenary History Carrol 

Kingston of Old Machar 

Where the Buffalo Roamed Marsh 

*In Search of the Western Sea Burpee 

The Tragedy of Quebec Sellar 

•Canadian Types of the Old Regime Colby 

L'Amerique Precolombienne Gagnon 

History of Brome County Taylor 

Sketches of the Northwest Arm Regan 

Proceedings at Halifax, Oct. 2 


Through the Mackenzie Basin Mair 

Real Cobalt Gard 

Across the Sub-Arctics (New edition) Tyrrell 

Glimpses of Northern Canada Curran 

In Old Quebec Nicholson 

*Western Canada Tucker 


Trails and Tales in Cobalt \V. H. P. Jarvis 

*Treasure Valley Marian Keith 

Old Loyalist Davis 

Gabrielle Amethyst Musgrave 

Lady of the Snows Brown 

Harvest of Moloch Lawson 

Legend of the West Hayes 

Master of Life Lightall 

Nancy McVeigh Mainer 

*Letters of a Remittance Man Jarvis 

Jewelled Ball Guest 

*Sowing Seeds in Danny McCluug 

*Web of Time Knowies 

*Anne of (Jreen Gables Montgomery 

*Angel and the Star Ralph Connor 


The Kingdom of Canada ^ohn S. Ewart 

Municipal Government Wickett 

Democracy and Education Logan 

Continuity of Revelation Hall 

Genius of Shakespeare Osborne 


Sir John A. Macdonald G. R. Parkin 

William Lyon MacKenzie Lindsay 

Isaac Brock Nursey 

*Dr. Robertson Ralph Connor 

Canadian Hymn-Writers Mahon 

*Life of Bishop Bompas Cody 


Miriam ,T. Hunt Stanford 

Bird of the Bush , Summerss 

Peter Ottawa Thomson 

A Garden in Antrim Molesworth 

Poems of Memory Sparrow 

Croynan Hall Baker 

Empire Builders Stead 

Wing of the Wild Biid Watson 

Acadian Lays Morse 

Canada, My Land MacKeracher 

Uncle Jim's Nursery Rhymes Boyle 

Canadian Book of Months Marny 

Collected Dramas Campbell 

The Fight of the Atlante Boyd 

Romance of the Lost Mclnnes 

Fore Webling 

New Patriotic Poems Gray 



Sour Sonnets of a Soreliead Haverson 

Selected Poems Smith 

*Thc Great Fig-ht Drummond 


Bemocked by Destiny McCJharles 

7,000 Facts About Temperance Howard 

Your Boy Dickinson 

Christ's Teachings Caven 

Education of a People Locke 

Canadian Flag on Our Schools Wade 

*Acts of the Apostles Knox 

•Mystery of Golfe Haultain 

*My Pets Saunders 

•Little Sam Kerr 

•The Fact of Conversion Jackson 

*The Church Year Armitage 

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Michael Fairless 

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The Best Work Yet From a Clever 


Alice Hegan Rice 

Author of "Mrs. Wiggs." 
Cloth, $1.00. 

Will be one of the Strongest Books 
of the Year 



Horace Annesley Vachell 

Author of "The Hill," "Her Son," 
"The Face of Clay," etc., etc. 

Cloth, $1.25. 

A New Book by the Author of 
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By R. W. Service 

Cloth, $1.00. Cloth Illustrated, $1.50. 
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Louis Joseph Vance 

Author of "The Black Bag," "The 
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The Canadian Bookman 

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Volume I, No. 2 

February, 1909 

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i^The Writer who has Created Quite a Sensation by his 
Attack on the So-called " Canada Fakirs." 


It is gratifying to the lilerary craft of Canada to learn 
that Sir Gilbert Parker, who is always recognized as a 
Canadian, despite his residence in England, has been 
honored by being elected president of the Sir Walter 
Scott Society of Edinburgh, in snccession to the Rt. Hon. 
George Wyndham. Many distinguished men have from 
time to time served this famous society as president, in- 
cluding the Rt. Hon. R. B. Haldane; Minister of War, and 
Mr. James Bryce, the British Ambassador to the United 
States. Sir Gilbert is still devoting his time to literary 
work and a volume of short stories, Canadian in theme, 
will be published in the early autumn. 

Next month 1 hope to be able to announce the early 
publication of an important book of reminiscences and 
impressions by an eminent citizen of Toronto, which will 
doubtless create quite a stir. The book is being printed in 

1 had aiilicipalcd being in a position to give somewhat 
more detailed information than has yet appeared in the 
daily press about the new edition of the speeches and 
public letters of Joseph Howe, which the proprietors of 
liie Halifax Morning Chronicle have in course of prepara- 
tion, but I shall liave to defer the announcement until 
next month. The editor of the new edition is Joseph A. 
Chisholm, K.C., who has for some years been diligently 
collecting all the writings of the famous Nova Scotian. 
He will add this correspondence, together with all the im- 
portant speeches delivei'cd lietween 1S58 and the death of 
Howe in 187:5, to the earlier compilation of Hon. Mr. 
Annand, published in 1858. The new edition will appear 
in two volumes and will be printed in England. 

His Excellency the Governor-General, amid the throng 
(»f his oflicial engagements, yet takes time to bestow some 
attention on Canadian letters. I was told the other day 
of a nice little incident, which shows the unostentatious 
manner in which he encourages Canadian authors. A copy 
of Margaret A. Brown's recent novel, "My Lady of the 
Snows," having been brought to his notice, he read it 
with deep interest and expressed a desire to meet the 
authoress. Through an unofRcial source he learned her 
address from the publishers and invited her to come to 
Ottawa as his guest. She, of course, accepted, and made a 
pkasant visit at Kideau Hall, where she was able to dis- 
cuss her work with his Excellency, finding him a sympa- 
thetic listener and a helpful adviser. The incident is most 
gratifying to the band of writers who are working to 
build up a national literature. 

There is a tendency on the part of a good many people, 
particularly- those who are anxious to see Canadian in- 
dustrj' advanced, to exclaim: "Why cannot our publishers 
print more books in Canada, instead of importing them 
ready-made!" To those who are familiar with publishing 
conditions in this country, the reason is clear. The reading- 
population is not large enough to make it possible to print 
here, except in a few instances, when the popularity of an 
author warrants the publication of a large edition. The 
average novel rarely runs to more than 500 copies, and 
who is there who will contend that a publisher can print, 
bind and market profitably, an edition of that size? If 
the advocates of home-made books would only remember 
that the bulk of the books that are printed in the Domin- 
ion are produced here by virtue of the abilitj^ of the 
publishers to make a reasonable profit on imported books, 
they would cease to endeavor to kill the goose that lays the 
golden egg. 

It is a matter for which Canadians should be thankful 
that there are at least a few legislators at Ottawa who 


The Montreal lady whose recent novel "The Jewelled Ball" has created 
much interest in society circles. 



appreciate the importance of preserving the early records 

(iL' this coiinlry's history. The sensible-h)okin<;', solidly- 
built Archives Building' will bo a hasting nionuniciil to 
these nation-builders. It was a pleasure recently enjoyed 
by the writer to be conducted through the well-oquipi)rd 
departments of the building by the Dominion Archivist, 
Dr. Doughty, and to realize what is being done to conserve 
the vast collection of niai)S, documents and books. The 
entire system seems to have been so admirably devised, 
the work of collating is being carried on with such evident 
enthusiasm, that when Dr. Doughty overtakes the accumu- 
lation of material already collected, the nation will have a 
well-ordered store-house of historical material that will 
prove invaluable to future generations. 

The Canadian Courier in a late issue has opened up 
a controversial question in regard to Miss Agnes Laut's 
new^ book "The Conquest of the Great North-West,'" 
which is likely to cause a great deal of discussion. Ar- 
thur Hawkes, a well-known journalist in conjunction 
with J. B. Tyrrell, who has had a great deal of expei-- 
ience in the north country, take Miss Laut severely to 


A Canadian Poet, who has Already Issued Three 
Volumes of Verse. 

task foi' the inaccuracies which they claim to have dis- 
covered in her lately published work. Notwithstanding 
such criticisms Miss Laut is a very successful author 
judged by the sale of her books. Her earlier work 
"Lords of the North" and "Pathfinders of the West," 
have been and are still good sellers. 

The Art, Historical and Scientific Association of 
Vancouver, B.C., have issued in pamphlet form the paper 
on "Early History of the Canadian Pacific Railway," 
which Walter Moberley, C.E., read before them. In this 
paper, which is made up entirely of the writer's ex- 
periences as a surveyor, in the sixties and seventies, Mr. 
Moberley lays claim to having taken the first active 
steps to accomplish the ultimate construction of the 
Canadian Pacific Railway. He sho'ws how the present 
route through the Rockies was adopted against his best 
judgment and how the engineer-in-chief of the road re- 
fused to accept his arguments in favor of a less 
expensive route. The narrative contains many interest- 


Soldier, Trapper, Globe Trotter, Courier-de-Bois and Writer, 
Author of "The Story of Isaac Brock." 

ing incidents and introduces numerous personages prom- 
inent in the development of the West. 

It is with much regret that I learn of the suspension 
of publication of "Acadiensis, " the Mai'itime Provinces 
cinarterly. Mr. Jack, its editor and publisher, has made a 
long fight to keep it going and it is certainly a reflection 
on the moneyed men of the Provinces that they have al- 
lowed this eminently valuable publication to fail for lack 
of support. "Acadiensis" was something more than a 
mere magazine. It was preserving- for the people of the 
East, many records, which would not otherwise be put 
in print. Careful editing was characteristic of it, and 
those individuals or institutions who are so fortunate as 
to possess a complete file of the quarteidy, will find its 
value enhancing from year to year. Mr. Jack, I am pleased 
to say, is not going to give up his literary work, but will 
devote all his leisure time to historical investigations, 
especially in the department of genealogy. — W. A. C. 

who makes the Canadian Northwest the scene of most of his novels. 



In This Splendidly Equipped Building: Will be Housed a Most Valuable Collection of Canadiana 

What the People of Toronto Read 

An Interesting Interview With Toronto's 
New Public Librarian, George H. Locke 
— Dickens is the Favorite Novelist. 

What do the people of Toronto read? If the capital 
city of a Province or a country reflects the progress, 
intelligence and enlightenment of the people as a whole, 
then the books, that the citizens of Toronto peruse, may 
be regarded as indicative of what the average residents 
in the various towns of Ontario select in their search for 
instruction, knowledge and entertainment. 

There would, perhaps, be one exception and that is, in 
books of reference as the institutions in the smaller cen- 
tres have not the fine facilities afforded by the Toronto 
Reference Library, which will soon be transferred to the 
handsome and admirably appointed new building on 
College Street. Exclusive of this convenience, conditions 
are, comparatively speaking, identical. 

There are interesting things regarding the books and 
the patrons of the library, their tastes and inclinations, 
which the public would like to learn. 

Who does the most reading — the men or the women? 
Can Toronto citizens be classed as book readers? Who 
are the favorite authors and what are the popular works 
of fiction, history and biography? What do the boys 
read? What do the women read? When do they read and 

George H. Locke, the new Librarian of the Toronto 
Public Library and its branches, who is a well-known 
educationist, journalist and publisher, having extended 
experience in all departments that enter into the book 
business, has not had time to gauge conditions accurately 
during the few weeks that he has been at the helm, but his 
observations are, nevertheless, interesting. Through his 

kindness The Canadian Bookman has been able to secure 
information that may be of some value to its subscribers. 

More reading is done in November, February and 
March than in the other months, while June, July and 
August show the fewest volumes issued by the institution. 
The greatest number of books taken from the Public 
Library in any single month last year was about 39,490, 
and the lowest 24,276. 

Li the library are some 125,000 volumes all told. There 
are very few duplications, except in the line of current 
fiction. Although the new Reference Library on College 
Street has been opened only seven weeks, over 1,400 new 
tickets have been made out. 

Of all the books issued from the Toronto' Public 
Library and its five branches during the year just closed, 
fiction leads. The total number of books taken out for 
home reading of all kinds in 1907 was 358,736, and in 
1908, 377,475. Of these books the percentage of fiction in 
1907 was 38, and in 1908, 37.8. 

The favoiute author among the English classics is 
Cliarles Dickens. Next in popularity are the novels of 
Sir Walter Scott, and after him come the works of 
William Makepeace Thackeray. 

Like styles in dress, architecture, house furnishing and 
other lines, the reading fashion changes from time to time, 
oven in a large centre like Toronto. This naturally brings 
up the querj' Why? Well, certain clubs will be formed in 
different sections of the city and for a few months Dickens 
will be all the rage, then Shakespeare will be studied and 
nfterwards a movement will start in another direction. 



Tlie same state of things applies to the works of the poets 
— Tennyson, Byron, Wordswortli, Slielley, Cowper, Burns, 
Pope, Milton, Dryden, Longfellow, Wlnittier, Lowell, Bry- 
ant, Carleton, and others. This is caused by the celebra- 
tion of an historical incident, the anniversary of a poet's 
birth, or death, or some other event in the literary world. 

When the question of the favorite writer among Eng- 
lish classics is answered, normal conditions are supposed 
to prevail and significant events or special occasions not 
to be taken into consideration. Unquestionably Dickens 
stands first in the line of standard authors, with Scott 
second and Thackeray third. There are more sets of 
Dickens in the Toronto library than of any other author, 
not excepting Shakespeare. "Pickwick Papers," "Old 
Curiosity Shop" and "David Copperfield" have, perhaps, 
the largest call, but "Dorabey and Son," "Martin Chuz- 
zlewit" and "Edwin Drood," rank close to them in popu- 
larity. It is impossible to say what particular work of 
the famous English novelist as the most widely read, as 
they all enjoy about the same measure of esteem. 

The popular poet with the citizens of Toronto is Alfred 
Tennyson, poet laureate of the Victorian era. "The 
Princess," "In Memoriam," "Idylls of the King," 
"Locksley Hall," "The Brook," and "Mort d' Arthur" 
are the most pronounced favorites. It is impossible to 
tell definitely which poem ranks first in present-day ap- 

Who do the most reading — men or women? In the 
central library the number of men members is in the lead. 
Perhaps this is due to the location of the structure, it 
being convenient to the business oflfices, shops and ware- 
houses where the male portion of the city's workers and 
thinkers are mostly employed. At the branch libraries the 
larger number of readers are women, the men being much 
less in evidence than in the central building. 

With the boys, the favorite books are the Henty 
series. Ellis and Alger are close rivals. These writers 
deal largely with adventure and heroic incidents in which 
the spirit of courage, fair play and manliness is portrayed. 
In the line of school-day stories the productions of Arch- 
deacon Farrar and Andrew Home are leaders. 

Torontonians can be classed as book readers. Not only 
is there the central library with its five branches but there 
are also the Booklovers' Library, the libraries of the vari- 
ous universities, Osgoode Hall and the Ontario Legisla- 
ture, besides innumerable lodge, society and club libraries, 
and thousands of fine and admirably selected private col- 
lections of books, lending libraries and other organiza- 
tions for the purpose of reading, study or debate. 

As to the respective popularity of English and Ameri- 
can authors, there is no doubt that the English writers are 
pre-eminently the most popular and their works have a 
much wider perusal and sale. 

In the line of copyright fiction the editions asked for 
and read by the greatest number of people last year were : 
"Alice for Short," by William de Morgan; "The 
Shuttle," by Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett, and "The 
Lady of the Decoration," by Frances Little. The circula- 
tion of these three novels was about the same. When a 
new copyright work appears, five or six books are bought 
and placed in the central library, and for each of the 
branches one or two extra copies are procured. The regula- 
tions provide that any new book may be kept by the reader 
for seven days, and, if not returned within that time, 
three cents per diem is levied as a fine, and collected in 
every case. With other books a member may retain them 
for two weeks, and, if not brought back then, the same 
penalty is exacted, but permission may be obtained to 
have the time extended by applying at the library. 

With the patrons of tiio library all of Sir Gilbert 
Parker's works are widely read. The latest novel by 
Mrs. Humphrey Ward, "The Testing of Diana Mallory," 
has a large call, but the most welcomed book just at the 
present time is "Sewing Seeds in Danny," by Mrs. Mc- 
Clung, the clever Manitoba writer. 

There is a constant call for the productions of Merri- 
man, such as "The Sowers" and "With Edge Tools." 
The poems of the late Dr. Drummond prove a strong at- 
traction for many people, while Ralph Connor is also a 
decided favorite. 

Some new books, which have been and are being ex- 
tensively read are: "Mr. Crewe's Career," by Winston 
Cliurchill; "The Firing Line," by Robert W. Chambers; 
"Modern F]gypt," by Lord Cromer; "Holy Orders," by 
Marie Corel li; "The Barrier," by Rex Beach; "Somehow- 
Good," by William de Morgan; "The Weavers," by Sir 
Gilbert Parker, and many others in current literature. 
The novels of Rev. R. E. Knowles are also the subject of 
much inquiry. The writings of George Bernard Shaw, the 


Toronto's New Chief Librarian. 

historical plays of Ibsen and Robert Browning's poems, 
are among those generally "out." George Eliot's books 
are frequently asked for and claim the attention of admir- 
ing readers. "Mill on the Floss," "Adam Bebe" and 
"Silas Marner, " are the most appreciated. 

One might go on enumerating ad. infinitum, but the 
foregoing partial list will give those interested an intima- 
tion of what books are frequently handed out in the public 
library and constitute the most popular works among the 
many thousand selections afforded the citizens of Toronto. 

Although fiction has the largest call of all the books 
issued for home reading, the term is misinterpreted and 
applied by the general public. It does not by any means 
indicate that light and trashy stuff is read as many would 
be led to suppose by glancing at the figures in the tabular 
information presented in another column. What consti- 
tutes fiction? All the copyright novels of the day, and all 
the works of Dickens, Thackeray, Sir Walter Scott, 
George Eliot, and other writers whose productions might 
be styled as English classics. The writings of all stand- 
ard authors of prose practically come under this head 
and are classed as such in the public libraries. 



"Now and tbeu there come along a few who deplore 
the amount of fiction on our shelves," said Mr. Locke, 
"and thej- think that it should be reduced. The majority 
who talk against fiction do not properly understand the 
term as interpreted in our public libraries, and, when I ask 
them what they are going to substitute, if they throw it 
out, thej' are unable to give a satisfactory answer. Sup- 
pose we decide to cast all so-called fiction aside, it would 
mean that this institution would have to banish all the 
works of Dickens. Scott, Thackeray, George Eliot and 
other novelists, whose productions have been and are 
being read and enjoyed by thousands. In fact, it would 
mean more. All the current novels and copyright works 
of Parker, Ralph Connor, de Morgan, Chambers, Beach, 
Fraser, London, Stringer, Knowles, Mrs. Ward and others 
would liave to be shut out or else bought in very limited 
numbers. I am certain that good, souiul fiction is as read- 
able and instructive as a great deal of the biography that 
we hear so much about and respecting which the average 
reader cannot help but come to the conclusion that it is 
fiction in its character. Take a book like 'Mr. Crewe's 
Career,' and, although it is classed as fiction, I maintain 
it is practically biography, as it is the depiction of a typs 
of character from which much may be learned. All good 
fiction deals with conditions, situations and phases of 
modern life and environment, the same as biography, and 
has, perhaps, as important a place in its edifying and 
wholesome influence." 

Why do people read certain books? What attracts 
and influences them in their selection? Generally the re- 
putation of an author, who, once his name is recognized 
by the masses, may write anything, good, bad or indiffer- 
ent, and nearly everybody will ask for his latest produc- 
tion. In tlie case of young and unknown writers the title 
of a book, if catchy, crisp or striking, has much to do with 
its demand while, in other instances an impressive, beauti- 
ful or artistic cover influences bibliolaters to a greater or 
less extent. 

For comparative jjurposes the following classified table 
affords profitable study as showing wliat the book lovers 
of Toronto select : 

1907. 1908. 

Total. P.C. Total P.C. 

Xatural Sciences and Mathe- 
matics ,5,4.34 1.1 5,714 1.1 

Political, Social and Medical 

Sciences t),494 l.:{ 8.090 1.6 

Theology 4,482 .9 5,038 L 

Arts 15,549 .3.2 17,201 .3.4 

(Icnci'al ]..iteratuie and Collected 

Works 11,808 2.4 13.003 2.6 

Geography. Travel and Topo- 
graphy S..552 1.8 9,.394 l.S 

History 10.890 2.3 ILlOfi 2.2 

Biogi-aphy 9,203 1.9 9,929 2. 

Poetry and the Drama 3,(572 .8 3.930 .8 

Periodicals 20,710 5.5 25.609 5. 

Fiction 184.378.38. 192,045 37.8 

Juvenile 58.105 11.9 02,351 12.3 

German ^ 900 .2 1,331 .3 

French 1.385 .3 1.947 .4 

Italian 71 ... 79 

Spanish 6 .. 99 .. 

Books for the Blind 5 . . . . 

Current Magazines 11,032 2.3 10.608 2.1 

Total No. of Books Issued for 

Home .Reading 358,736 377,475 

The librarian has full power to banish any book from 
the Toronto librarj-. which, in his judgment, is unworthy 
of a place on the shelves and the circulation of which 
would have a pernicious effect. Any complaints are care- 
fully investigated, and. while in the purchase of thousands 
of volumes annually, it is impossible to exercise rigid over- 
sight in every instance, still, on the whole, few books, 
which may not be read with safety and pleasure find their 
way within. If by chance anything undesirable should 
elude the watchful eye and thorough system of the 
librarian the offensive book is immediately recalled. Mr. 
Locke has sevei'al editions in the "scrap heap" which he 
did not deem worthj- of a place on the stacks, but, con- 
sidering the resources and equipment of the great public 
institution which Torontonians so liberally patronize, the 
number is relativelv small. — G. R. V. B. 



B.C. Politics. (Poem.) Archibald Burnett, Green- 
wood, British Columbia. 

Geographie lUustree, Cours Moyen. Par les Freres des 
Ecoles Chretiennes. Deuxieme Edition de la Geographi'? 
Intermediaire Illustree. Ferdinand Louis Jeandron, 


Guide du Jeune Homme. Par Un Pretre du Diocese de 
Montreal. 9e Edition. Granger Freres, Montreal. 

The Story of Isaac Brock. By Walter R. Nursey. 
(Book.) William Briggs, Toronto. 

No Refuge But in Truth. By Goldwin Smith. (Book.) 
Goldwin Smitli, Toronto. 

The Canadian Almanac, 1909. (Book.) The Copp. 
Clark Company, Limited. Toronto. 

Dickeson's Explanatory Chart of Spiritualism, Mental 
Telegraphy, Hypnotism, Present, Past and Future Read- 
ings. (Chart.) Frederick Dickeson, Toronto. 

Freehand Practice Copy Book No. 2. By W. A. Mc- 
fntyre, B.A., LL.D. The Copp. Clarke Company, Liiiiited. 


in and around .James Town- 
Anson A. Gard, Toronto. 

Map of "The Neiv Cobalt' 
ship, on the Montreal River. 

A History of Quebec, Its Rescnirces aiul People. (Il- 
lustrated.) Bv Benjamin Suite, F.R.S.C.; Dr. C. R. 
Fryer, M.A., Ph.D.; Senat(u- L. 0. David. Vol. I. The 
Canachi History Company, Montreal. 

The Pipe of the Past and Present, 
liani Joseph Grant, Montreal. 

(Booklet.) Wil- 

Maiilinu' Double Entry Bookkeeping. By Kaulbach & 
Sclinrman. (Book.) Kaulbach & Schurman, Halifax, 
.Viiva Scotia. 

A Short History of Great Rintain. Adapted for Cana- 
dian Schools. By "C. E. Fryer, M.A.. Ph.D. (Book.) W. 
J. Gage & Company, Limited, Toronto. 

Freehand Practice Copy Book, Number 3. By W. A. 
Mclntyre. The Copp. Clark Company. Limited, Toronto. 

Canada the Free. By Grant Balfour. 
Miller Grant, Toronto. 

Commercial Handbook of Canada, 1909. 
Ernest Heaton, Toronto. 

(Poem.) James 

(Fifth Year.) 

Stovel's Sectional Map of Manitoba. The Stovel Com- 
pany, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 



Important Trade Information From the Publishers 

New Spring Fiction Announced^ — 
Arrangements for Canadian Editions 
— Some Interesting Importations. 

Spring' publishing' is now in lull swing- und iilrcady 
several new udvels have boon issucul, with others Follow- 
ing' on in rapid succession. The importing' houses aie 
almost leady to send out their travelers from Atlantic 
to Pacific with samples of the numerous ofToring's of 
British and American i)ublishers. In fact some have al- 
ready got their men started. 

Brief Publishers' Notes. 

Kdith A'an Dyne will soon deliver the manuscript of 
her foui'th l)oolc of the "Aunt .Fane's Niece Series" to 
lier iHiblislu'is, The lieilly & Hritton Co., Chicago. Miss 
Van Dyne has struck a new note in girl's literature. She 
has a knack of narrating the real doings of real girls 
of twelve to sixteen years and success has followed as a 
natuial consequence. 

Hy arrangement with Kudyard Kipling-, the t^opp, 
Clp.r'k Co., Tor'onto, ar'e vi-siiing- a special volume of his 

crnors," by !*]. I'. Oppenheim, and "\ S|)iiit in I'lison," 
by Robert Hichens. 

Some Spring Lists. 

The si)ring' fiction list i)rovidedi by the Copp, Clark 
Co., Toronto, includes the following' titles : — "The Sins 
of Society," and "The Marriages of Mayfair," by Cecil 
Raleigh ; "Fraternity," by .John (ialsworthy ; "A Flight 
from Siberia," by Warlaw^ Suoiszewski ; "Comrades," 
by Thomas Dixon, jr. (now ready) ; "A Maid of Jf(jn- 
or," by Robert Aitken ; "The Lonesome Trail," by li. 
M. Bo'wer and a 75 ct. reprint of "Told in the Hills," 
by Marah Ellis Ryan. 

The Macmillan Company announces eight novels for' 
publication this spring, and the anticipations aroused 
by the authors' names seem to prove that this may turn 
out to be a noteworthy year for fiction. By a curious 
coincidence, this list is evenly divided between male and 

"The Star Straightway Dropped on One Knee and Raised her Head" 

One of the clever illustrations from " Bill Truetell," a theatrical story by George H. Erennan, which A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, publish this mcnth 

collected verse in cloth binding. The edition is hand- 
somely printed and bound, with gilt top, and each copy 
is boxed. The price is $2.00. 

The Canadian edition of "The Making of Canada," by 
A. (!. Bradley, was issued during January, by the Copp, 
Clark Co. 

A 25 ct. edition of "John Henry," the first of the 
John Henry books, is in preparation by the Copp, Clark 
Co. This is the first of a cheap series of reprints of 
these popular books. 

The Copp, Clark Co have now ready 75 cents paper 
bound editions of "The Four Fingers," by F. M. White, 
"Deepmoat Grange," by S. R. Crockett, "The Gov- 

female authors, and also between American and English 
writers. To give precedence to the ladies, there is a 
novel with an operatic singer for heroine, by Mrs. Ger- 
trude Atherton ; "The Romance of a Plain Man," a 
story of Virginia, by Miss Ellen Gla.sgow ; "Poppea of 
the Post Office," by that delightful observer of men and 
nature, the author of "The Garden of a Commuter's 
Wife," whom everyone now knows to be Mrs. Mabel Os- 
good Wright ; and "The Straw," a story by a new 
English writer, Miss Rina Ramsay. The men include 
Mr. Marion Crawford, whose book is entitled "The 
White Sister ;" Mr. Eden Phillpotts, with "The Three 
Brothers," Mr. Fielding Hall, who calls his first novel 
"One Immortality ;" and Mr. Algernon Blackwood, an 



Englishman who wrote a remarkable story called "John 
Silence," and now follows it with one which promises to 
be equally worth reading, "Jimbo." 

Author of "The Leaven of Love." 

McLeod & Allen present a lengthy list of ; fiction 
headed by "54-40 or Fight," by Emerson Hough, au- 
thor of "The Mississippi Bubble." Other titles include 
"The Message," by Louis Tracy, author of "Wings of 
the Morning," "Lorimer of the North West," and 
"Thrice Armed," by Harold Bindloss, "The Special 
Messenger," by Robert W. Chambers, "I and My True 
Love," by Mrs. H. A. Mitchell Keays, "A Million a 
Minute," by Hudson Douglas, "Princess Zora," by Ross 
Beeckman, "Letters of Jennie Allen to her Friend Miss 
Musgrove," by Grace Donworth, "Fate's a Fiddler," by 
Edward George Pinkham, and "By Force of Circum- 
stances," by Gordon Holmes. 

Author of ■' Lewis Rand," " To Have and To Hold, " etc., etc. 

The two English publishing houses of Henry Prowde 
and Hoddor & Stoughton, have entered into an arrange- 
ment for the joint publication of a series of books for 

children, which are probably the most elaborately illus- 
trated books ever provided for boys and girls. Such po- 
pular authors as Herbert Strang, Desmond Coke, A. C. 
Curtis, Evelyn Everett Green, etc., are co-operating in 
the undertaking and the best artists have been engaged 
to do the illustrating. The illustrations throughout are 
executed in color and are of a high , standard of merit. 
The series includes books for children of all ages, ranging 
in price from 4d. to 7s. 6d. A full stock will be carried 
by Henry Frowde's Canadian Branch, 25-27 Richmond 
St. W., Toronto. 

A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, announces two novels 
for early piiblication. "Bill Truetell," a story of thea- 
trical life, by George H. Brennan, and "The Delafield 
Aifair," by Florence Fiuch Kelly. Their other spring 
books include "Mission Tales in the Days of the Dons," 
by Mrs. A. S. C. Forbes ; "The Panama Canal : Its 
History, its Making and its Future," by John George 
Leigh ; "Letters from China," by Sarah Pike Conger, 
"A Summer in Touraine," by Frederic Lees ; "The Em- 
pire of the East," by H. B. Montgomery ; "The Andean 
Land," by Chase S. Osborn ; "The Summer Garden of 

The heroine of J. C. Snaith's new novel. 

Pleasure," by Mrs. S. Batson ; "Art of Speech and De- 
portment," by Anna Morgan ; "The Railway Mail Ser- 
vice," by Clark E. Carr. 

Agents for British Publishers. 

For the import season of 1909, the Copp, Clark Co., 
Toronto, have made arrangements with a long list of 
British and American publishing houses, whereby they 
will show many choice books to' the trade in Canada. 
Their vice-president, William Copp, spent several weeks 
in the publishing centres of Britain recently and suc- 
ceeded in establishing some notable connections. 

They are constituted agents for the following pub- 
lishing houses: — T. C. and E. C. Jack, Edinburgh and 
London ; R. and T. Washbourne, London ; T. Sealy 
Clark & Co., London ; George G. Harrap & Co., Lon- 
don ; Hills & Co., London ; James Nisbet & Co., Lon- 
don ; Sisleys Limited, London ; Everett & Co., London, 
and David Douglas, Edinburgli ; Blackie &' Son, Glas- 



gow ; Archibald Constable & Co., Edinburg-h ; David 
Bryce & Sons, Glasgow. 

A select representation of the lines of the following 
publishers are carried, for many ol which the Copp, 
Clark Co., control the Canadian market : James 
Clarke & Co., London ; Chapman & Hall, London ; Wm. 
Collins, Sons & Co., Glasgow ; Duckworth & Co., Lon- 

yet been introduced to them. The Copp, Clark Co., To- 
ronto, have arranged for the importation of a uniform 
set of five of Benson's books, including "From a College 
Window," and "Beside Still Waters," which will pro- 
bably retail at SLfjO per volume. 

The poetical works of Alfred Noyes, in three volumes 
entitled "Poems," "'Singing Seamen," and "Drake." 

From " My African Journey," by Winston Churchill. 

don: Greening & Co., London; Hutchinson & Co., John 
Lane, Methuen & Co., London ; W. P. Nimmo, Hay & 
Mitchell, Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, Edinburgh ; 
George Routledge &i Sons, Seeley & Co., T. Fisher Un- 
win, Gay & Hancock, Stanley Paul & Co., London, and 

In the United States they carry ^ines of the publica- 
tions of John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia ; Reilly & 
Britton, Rand, McNally & Co., Brewer Barse & Co., 
Chicago; Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, and others. 

The prose works of A. C. Benson are known to a few 
admirers in Canada but there are many who have not 

have been secured 
adian market. 

by the Copp, Clark Co., for the Can- 

Mr. John Murray's series of standard works includ- 
ing books by George Borrow, Charles Darwin, Dean Stan- 
ley and many other famous writers, are handled in Can- 
ada by the Copp, Clark Co. (75 cts.) 

A handsome edition of "Lorna Doone," by R. D. 
Blackmore, known as the Doone-land edition, profusely 
illustrated with photographs, has been imported by the 
Copp, Clark Co. ($2.00 to $2.50.) 

Winston.Churchill (on the right) getting material for his book " My African Journey. 



A Survey of the Canadian Literary Field 

A Quiet Time Recorded With 
Few New Books Appearing 
— Several Promised Volumes. 

There is little activity at present in Canadian 
puVjlishing circles, It is a time of preparation. There 
will undoubtedly be a goodly number of new Canadian 
books published during the year, but it is too early yet 
to make any announcements. One publishing house has 
arranged for at least six books, but no information 
aljout them can be made public for a few weeks. 


The Premier of Ontario, Hon. .1. P. Whitney, has 
come forward as a patron of litei'atnrc, having given an 
order for one hundred and twenty copies of the Quebec 
Tercentenary Commemorative History, which was pub- 
lished last fall by the Quebec 'J'elegraph. Needless to 
say, the books are for pj-esentation to the members of 
the Ontario Legislature. 

Dr. Doughty, the Dominion Archivist, has, at the 
request of Earl Grey, undertaken to |)reparp an official 
souvenir of the Quebec Tercentenary celebi-at ions. The 

Author of " Gabrielle Amethyst." a Nova Scotian Story. 

book will he most claboi'ate in every particular and 
will i)iobably cost each prospective purchaser at least 
twenty-live dollars. Most of the illustrative work is 
being done in England. Dr. Doughty has an undoubted 
gift for designing books, some of his eailicr jjroductio'ns 
being among the finest examples of Canadian Ixiok 
making, and the (Quebec souvenii' will l)e worthy of a 
gieat occasion. 

A. I'. ( 'ockhuin's "i'olitical .\nnals of Canada," is 
being published in an English edition by Stanley Paul 
& Co. It constitutes a condensed history of Canada 
from the time of Champlain in 1608. 

A. W. Savary, Annapolis Royal, N.S., has issued a 
limited edition of "The Narrative of Col. David Fan- 
ning," a loyalist of North Carolina in the American 
Revolution, reprinted from the original manuscript, 

complete, with his autograph. 'I'he publisher contributes 
an introduction and notes, seeking to vindicate Fan- 
ning's memory from the asi)ersions of some American 
writers. (57 pages. $1.75 net.) 

One of Canada's Most Noted Poets. 

Sir C. P. Lueas has completed a Hisrory of Canada, 
1763-1812, which the Oxford Pniver^-ity Press is pub- 
lishing immediately. The volume ranges with the 
author's study of the Canadian War of 1812, issued three 
years ago. 


Few spectacular events iu this old woild's life pass 
into history lieforc the\' are seized upon h\ some zeal- 

The Scottish-Canadian Poet. 

ous novelist and woven into the texture of a story. The 
collapse of the cantilever bridge at Quebec last year is 



utilized as tlic |)I()t of a !iovv novel by Anna ('lKH)iii Ray, 
called "The Bridge Builders," which is anionji: the early 
spring publications of Little, iirown & Co., {Boston. * 

Archie P. McKishnic, author of "(iaIT Linkum," is 
at work on a new novel, the setting" of whicli is Ontario 
in colonization days. The title will probably be "The 
Interlopers," and the time of |)ublication next autumn. 

A rising young Canadian autlior. Dr. VVm. J. Fischer, 
is just putting on the market a new novel which he en- 
titles "Child of Destiny." This is to be issued by 
William Briggs. Dr. Fischer's former book, "The Toiler 
and Other Poems," has been very successful. 

weeks, entitl(;d, "The Fugitives, a Sheaf of Verses." 
It will be issued in a limited edition, each copy con- 
taining the i)o(<t's portrait and autograph. The printing 
is being done by .John A. Bowes, of St. John, and the 
book will be bound in buckram, with gilt top. Mr. 
Spencer is an interesting figure in the Maritime Prov- 
inces and more will appear about him next month. 


A committee of friends of the late Henri .Tulien, the 
Montreal artist, are contemplating arrangements for 
the publication of a memorial album containing repro- 

One of the engravings which appear in " Mountain Wild Flowers of Canada " by Julia W. Henshaw 

Nova Scotia, forty years ago, is the scene of a 
novel entitled "'The Combat," being published in Eng- 
land by John Long. Its author is Arthur Campbell. 


The Houghton, Mifflin Co., Boston, are publishing a 
volume of verse by E. W. Thomson, of Ottawa, entitled 
"When Lincoln Died and Other Poems." 

H. L. Spencer, who resides at Whitehead, King's 
County, N.B., is publishing a volume of poetry in a few 

fe.:^_ n 

ductions of his best known paintings, caricatures and 
sketches. The secretaries of the committee are Raoul 
Lacroix, 5 Beaver Hall Square, and J. S. Lewis, Star 
Building, Montreal. 

The memoirs of Hon. Chas. Langelier, covering a 
period from 1878 to 1890, have been published by Das- 
sault & Proulx, of Quebec. The memoirs throw much 
interesting, light on the history of French Canada, 
The book is priced at $1.50. 


Brief Reviews of Some Recent Books 

Several Good Novels Already Pub- 
lished — " Septimus," One of the 
Cleverest of Modern Stories 
— Important Work on Canada. 

Some half-dozen novels and at least one important 
Canadian historical work have already been published 
this season. A great many other books are promised for 
early publication and attention will be devoted to them 
as they appear. 

Devoted Septimus. 

SEPTIMUS. By W. J. Locke. Toronto: Henry Frowde. 
Cloth, $1.25. Judged by his ability to paint a 
character in lasting colors, W. J. Locke is a literary 


artist of surpassing power. Septimus, the simple, 
the unconsciously amusing, the unconventional and 
withal the lovable hero, is a character who will be 
remembered for the rest of one's life. He comes 
upon the scene without any ostentation, at Monte 
Carlo, calmly thrusting a coin into the hand of a 
young woman who' had been cleaned out at the 
roulette wheel. So inoffensive, so purposeless was 
his bearing, so utterly unaware that he was doing 
anything unusual was he, that the young woman 
took the money, threw it and won. Meanwhile Sep- 
timus had walked away. This illustrates his char- 
acter exactly, and it is in this way that Jie moves 
through the pages of the book, absent-minded at 
times, doing strange things and yet ever devoted to 
and thoughtful of the interests of the beautiful 
woman who befriended him. There is a tragedy in 
the story, into which his very devotion leads this 
remarkable hero. That is the pathetic feature of the 
case, but we must not spoil the reader's interest in 
discovering this tragedy himself. It is a clever 
book, not only in its character painting, but in its 
dialogue and its quaint conceptions. 

The Oregon Boundary Dispute. 

54-40 OR FIGHT. By Emerson Hough, Toronto: Mc- 
Leod & Allen. Cloth, $1.25. Mr. Hough has selected 
a catchy title, which is bound to raise the curiosity 
of many people, who are not aware of its historical 
significance. It refers, of course,' to the controversy 
between England and the United States over the 
Oregon boundary, when the Americans insisted that 

their territory should run to 54 degrees, 40 minutes 
north latitude. The backwoodsmen invented the phrase 
"54-40 or Fight," meaning that if the' British did 
not concede that latitude to them, they were pre- 
pared to fight for it. Mr. Hough has written a read- 
able tale, as the author of so 'good a story as "The 
Mississippi Bubble," would be expected to do. Ac- 
tual personages are introduced and in the negotia- 
tions between the diplomatists of the day, the heroine 
of the story, a fascinating woman, plays no small 

A Mystery Romance. 

THE RED MOUSE. By William Hamilton Osborne, To- 
ronto : William Briggs. Cloth, $1.25. In the gen- 
erality of present day novels, the author starts out 
well, carries the story along for a few chapters on 
a really high level of literary merit and then falls 
down for the remainder of the book. In "The Red 
Mouse," strange to say, the reverse is the case. The 
opening chapters are weak, the closing ones strong. 
The story of the regeneration of Challoner, the de- 
generate man of pleasure and self-confessed murderer 
is genuinely good. The sordid drama of vice and le- 
galized graft is carried out in New York, the oppos- 
ing figures being Murgatroyd, the prosecutor, and 
Thorne, an unscrupulous lawyer, participated in the 
fruits of many questionable deals. A murder, com- 
mitted in a gambling den, provides the mystery, 
which holds the plot together. 

A Socialistic Story. 

COMRADES. By Thomas Dixon, jr., Toronto : Copp, 
Clark Co. Cloth, $1.50. Socialism and the problems 



which confront socialists are the themes of this en- 
tertaining novel. A California millionaire of ideal 
American principles has a son who until hisj twenty- 
third year has devoted himself wholly to football. 






The Religious Tract Society 

Publishes over 800 Different Books Suitable For 


The Authors of the books comprise— 

Amy Le Feuvre. 20 VoU. 

(Author of 'Probable Sons'). 

Mrs. O. F. Walton. 24 VoU. 

(Author of'A Peep Behind the Scenes'). 

E. Everett-Green. 30 VoU. 
Rosa Nouchette Carey 7 VoU. 
Mrs. De Home Vaizey. g VoU. 

Hesba Stretton. 35 VoU. 

(Author of 'Jessica's First "Prayer'). 

Talbot Baines Reed, n voU. 

(Author of 'The Fifth Form atSl. Dominic's'). 

Ruth Lamb. g VoU. 

Deborah Alcock. 7 voU. 
Eglanton Thorne. 

10 Vols. 


SILAS K. HOCKING and other Popular Writers. 

" The Religious Tract Society has always stood 
for good, wholesome literature. They have built up a 
tradition amongst thousands of earnest and high-spirited 
friends, that may soon be almost convertible into a rigid 
belief, that their books can be relied upon as a great 
moral influence on the minds of the young. It would 
be unfair, however, to suppose that, in spite of this in- 
sistence on wholesome evangelistic fiction, there is not 
an enormous demand for all these Religious Tract So- 
ciety's stories, or that boys and girls do not read their 
handsomely-bound and richly-illustrated volumes with 
great eagerness. The publications are exceedingly suc- 
cessful in every sense. The bulk of the elementary 
schoolmasters and Sunday-school teachers of this coun- 
try secure books from this old-established house, and it 
may be safely assumed that they would not do this if 
their purchases did not give them and their pupils every 
satisfaction. The Religious Tract Society deserve a 
special word of praise for the care they take in the pic- 
tures used in all their books and magazines." 

— Standard, London. 

Publishing Office : 4 Bouverie Street, 


He becomes interested in socialism and his father en- 
courages him to gtudy it carefully. He joins a band 
of "Comrades" and they form a settlement on an 
island off San Francisco, given to the cause by the 
millionaire father without the son's knowledge. That 
human nature is to be reasoned with in all plans for 
reform is the keynote of the story. 

An English Story. 

CATHERINE'S CHILD. By Mrs. Henry De la Pasture. 
Toronto: William Briggs. Cloth, $1.25. The story 
opens in a beautiful rural neighborhood near London, 
where Catherine, a widow, leads a quiet life, rearing 
her only daughter, Philippa. The daughter, how- 
ever, is not content with her surroundings and longs 
for the gayer life of the city. She at length per- 
suades her mother to let her go to London, chaper- 
oned by a married cousin. Suddenly she disappears 
and the story concerns itself with the detective work 
of finding her. The story is prettily told and is 
carried along on a high plane of literary merit. 

Editorial Note. 

Owing to our arrangements for reviewing books 
being somewhat incomplete we are unable to give the 
attention we should have done to several volumes sub- 
mitted for review this month. However, we hope to be 
in a position to cover this department of our work more 
promptly in future. The two most important books left 
over for next issue are: 

THE MAKING OF CANADA. By A. G. Bradley. To- 
ronto: Copp, Clark Co. 
Gagnon, Minister of Public Works and Labor, Prov- 

ince of Quebec. Quebec: Laflamme & Proulx. Paper 
covers, $1.25. 


Supplementary to the list in the January number. 
Title Author Publisher 

Marriages of Mayfair.. Cecil Raleigh Copp, Clark 

Comrades Thomas Dixon, jr " 

A Maid of Honour Robert Aitken 

The Lonesome Trail.. ..B. M. Bower 

Romance of a Plain 
Man Ellen Glasgow Macmillan 

Poppea of the Post 
Office Mabel Osgood Wright ... 

The Straw Rina Ramsay " 

The White Sister F. M. Crawford 

The Three Brothers.. ..Eden Phillpotts 

One Immortality Fielding Hall " 

Jimbo Algernon Blackwood .... " 

Lorimer of the North- 
west Harold Bindloss ...McLeod & Allen 

Thrice Armed " 

I and My True Love. ...Mrs. Keays 

A Million a Minute Hudson Douglas ... 

Princess Zora Ross Beeckman .... 

Fate's a Fiddler E. G. Pinkham .... 

By Force of Circum- 
stances Gordon Holmes .... 

Bill Truetell George H. Brennan...McClurg & Co. 

The Delafield Affair Florence Finch Kelly 

David Bran Morley Roberts. .L. C. Page & Co. 



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bookbuyers. Edited by W. A. Craick, B.A., Toronto. 

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1. My Lady of the Snows. By M. A. Brown. Briggs. 

2. Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

3. Lonesome Pine. John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

4. Cy Whittaker's Place. Joseph C. Lincoln. McLeod. 

5. Web of Time. By R. E. Knowles. Revell. 

6. Sowing Seeds in Danny. Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 


1. Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

2. Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 

3. Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

4. Riverman. By S. E. White. Musson. 

5. Man from Brodney's. By G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 

6. Illusive Pimpernel. By Baroness Orczy. Copp. 


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

2. Man from Brodney's. By G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 

3. Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

4. Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 

5. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs McClung. Briggs 

6. Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 


1. Life of James Robertson. By Ralph Connor. West- 


2. Webb of Time. By R. E. Knowles. Revell. 

3. Man from Brodney's. By G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 

4. ■Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

5. Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 

(). Great Fight. By W. H. Drummond. Briggs. 


1. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Brigg.s. 

2. Wild Geese. By S. J. Weyman. Copp. 

3. Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

4. Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

5. Diana Mallory. By Mrs. Ward. Musson. 

6. Lonesome Pine: By .John Fox, jr. McLeod. 


1. Lonesome Pine. By .John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

2. Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

3. Septimus. By W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

4. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

5. Firing Line. By R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 

6. Web of Time. By R. E. Knowles. Revell. 


1. Story of Old Kingston. By A. M. Machar. Musson. 

2. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

3. Life of James Robertson. liy linlph Connor. 


4. Cy Whittaker's Place. By Joseph C. Lincoln. 


5. Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 
(). Riverman. By S. E. White. Musson. 


1. Sowing Seeds in Danny, l^y iMrs. McClung. Briggs. 

2. Holy Land. By Henry ^■an Dyke. Copp. 

3. Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

4. liiverman. By S. E. White. Musson. 

5. Diana Mallory. By Mrs. Ward. Musson. 

6. Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 


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

2. Diana Mallory. By Mrs. Ward. Musson. 

3. Strollers. 

4. Leaven of Love. By C. L. Burnham. Briggs. 

5. Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

6. Firing Line. By R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 


1. Septimus. By W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

2. Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

3. Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

4. Joshua Craig. By D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 

5. My Lady of the Snows. By M. A. Brown. Briggs. 

6. Jewelled Ball. By F. B. Guest. Cambridge. 


1. Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

2. Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

3. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

4. Web of Time. By R. E. Knowles. Revell. 

5. Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

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

Port Arthur. 

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

2. Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 

3. Lonesome Pine. By .John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

4. Barrier. By Rex Beach. Musson. 

5. Kincaid's Battery. By G. W. Cable. Copp. 

6. Salthaven. By W. W. Jacobs. Copp. 

bt. Catharines. 

1. Web of Time. By R. E. Ivnowles. Revell. 

2. Diana Mallory. By Mrs. Ward. Musson. 

3. Lure of the Mask. By Harold MacGrath. McLeod. 

4. Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

5. Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

6. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

St. Thomas. 

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

2. Lewis liand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 

3. Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

4. Lonesome Pine. By Jolin L^'ox, jr. McLeod. 

5. Diana Mallory. By Mrs. Ward. Musson. 

i). Man from Brodney's. By G. B. McCutcheon. 


1. Lonesome Pine. By Jolin Fox, jr. McLeod. 

2. Treasure Valley. Marian iveith. Westminster. 

3. Ixwis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 

4. Riverman. By S. E. White. Musson. 

5. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

» Toronto. 

1. Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

2. Wild Geese. By Stanley J. Weyman. Copp. 

3. Septimus. By W. .T. T.ocko. Frowde. 


T II E C A K A 1) 1 A i\' i; O (J K M .\ N 

■I. ('niiiradcs. \\\ Thoinas DixiHi, jr. ('opp. 

"). Advoiitiucs of .losliua i'r:\\ix. l^v 1>- I'liillips. 

(1. Anne of Croon (iahlos. Hy M. Montf-oiiiory. i'a;,^o. 


Hy Marie Coiolli. 

Hci'ly Orders. Hy Marie Coiolli. Hiij^'S's. 

2. J.,ouesome i'ine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

3. Song-.s of a Soiirdoufjfh. By K. W. Service. Hri«f,''s. 
•1. Governors. By E. F. Oppcnheim. ('oi)p. 

f). Mystic Si)iinfj-. By I). W. TTisj^ins. Dodge. 
0. Qiicen Alexandra's Book. Frovvde. 


1. Soul of Dominic Wiklthorne. By .J. Hocking. Copp. 

2. Diana Malloiy. By Mrs. Ward. Miisson. 

3. Life of .Tames Robertson. By Ralph C'oniKtr. 

1. Illusive Pimpernel. By Baroness Orczy. Copp. 

5. Ixiverman. liy "S. E. White. Musson. 

6. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung-. Brig-gs. 


1. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Brlggs". 

2. Songg of a Sourdoug-h. By R. W. Service. Brig-gs. 

3. Web of Time. By R. E. Knowles. Revell. 

1. Man from Brodney's By G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 

5. Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

6. Spirit in Prison. By Robert Hichens. Copp. 


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1. Trail of Lonesome Pine. By John P"'ox, jr 90 

2. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung 7!) 

3. Peter. By F. H. Smith 67 

1. Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli 62 

5. Songs of a Sourdough. By R. W. Service 19 

6. Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston 12 

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The Author of "St. Cuthbert's." in his Study. 



^ I 


A Volume of whose Political Reminiscences will be Published 
by the Macmillan Co. in April. 


Last month I intimated that there would soon be 
published an important book of political reminiscences 
and impressions by an eminent citizen of Toronto. I 
am now in a position to state that the author of this 
book, Avhich the Macmillan Company expect to publish 
in Api'il, is that distinguished soldier and imperial 
federationist, Colonel George T. DenisoUj of Toronto. 
The book, on which Colonel Denison has been engaged 
for several years, will deal to a great extent W'ith the 
movement towards Imperial Federation during the past 
twenty years, about which no one is more competent 
to write than he. It is understood that the work was 
suggested by the late Di*. James Bain. Public Librarian 
of Toronto, who took a keen interest in it up to within 
a few days of his death, spending many evening's at 
Heydon Villa, the residence of Colonel Denison^ dis- 
cussing its subject matter. Colonel Denison is no novice 
in literary work, having published more than a dozen 
l)()oks, mostly on military subjects. His "History of 
r.-ivalry, " issued in 1877, won the first prize offered by 
Uie pjmperor of Russia for the best historical work on 
tliat subject and its merits have been amply demonslrated 
l)y its re-publication in German, Russian and Japanese. 
I'erhaps his best known work is "Soldiering in Canada," 
which is a delightful volume to those interested in the 
making of the Dominion. 

Our compatriots in Quebec .nre producing some very 
excellent litei'ature about which English-speaking Can- 
adians unfortunately know far too little. Within the 
past month or two I Jiavc received three vohimes, written 
by distinguished French-Canadians, which will take a 
f'rdiit place among contemporary Canadian book.<. The 
first of IhesCj "Ij'Anierique Precolombienne, " an his- 
torical work displaying cai-eful research, is the work of 
Alphonse Gagnon, Secretary of the Department of Public 
Works and Labor, Quebec. The second is "Souvenirs 
politiques de 1878 a 1890," by Hon. Chas. Langelier, C.R. 
The third is a piece of fiction, "Le Centurion," by Hon. 

Justice Routhier. These three books are proof of activity 
among French-Canadian men of letters. Might it not be 
worth while placing some French-Canadian books on the 
curricula of the English schools in which French is 
taught? It would assuredly help to bind closer together 
the two races in Canada. 

A commendable step in the direction of fostering a 
greater interest in the work of Canadian writers has been 
taken by some of the members of Greenock Church, St. 
Andrew's, N.B., of which Rev. A. Wylie Mahon, D.D., is 
minister. They have organized themselves into a Can- 
adian Literature Club and during the past winter have 
held semi-monthly meeting's, at which such subjects as 
"Canadian Songs and Song Writers," "The War of 
1812 in Canadian Literature," "Recent Books by Women 
Writers " "The Web of Time," "The Life of Dr. Robert- 
son," etc., have been discussed. The programmes were 
very enjoyable, including tlie reading of selections from 
the authors referred to addresses, papers, music and 
refreshments. The work of the club must have been 
of value and it would be gratifying to sec more such 
clubs established througliout Canada. 

It is a pleasure to be able to publish a portrait of 
one of New Brunswick's venerated men of letters, H. L. 
Spencer, whose new book of poetrj', "The Fugitive, a 
Sheaf of Verses," is shortly to appear. Mr. Spencer 
has been contributing to the provincial press for nearly 
half a century and his writings both in prose and verse 
have been read with deep interest. He is a native of 
Vermont, having been born in Castleton on April 28, 1829. 
Since 1863 he has resided in New Brunswick, working 
for some years on the newspapers of St. John. His 
present home is at Whitehead, where he conducts a little 
store. His publications include "Poems" (1848), "Sum- 
mer Saunterings Away Down East" (1850), "A Song of 
the years and a Memory of Acadia" (1889), and a small 
volume of poems at a later date. Mr. Spencer was a 
classmate of Henry Cabot Lodge, Redfield, Proctor and 
other eminent New Englanders. 

Professor Colby of McGill University, has received 
a request from Paris that he allow the translation into 


Secretary to the Department of Public Works, Quebec, 
and Author of " L'Amerique Precolombienne." 


New Brunswick's Octogenarian Poet. 

French of his "Canadian Types of the Old Regime." 
In connection with this book the Montreal Witness voices 
a complaint that the Canadian edition was entirely in- 
adequate. Says the Witness: "The very limited edition 
which was issued by the Canadian publisher, by whom 
the Canadian market is controlled, was promptly ex- 
hausted, and in spite of repeated demands by the Eng- 
lish booksellers of Montreal, even so early as at the 
Ch^ristmas season, no more copies were to be had from 
this publisher. The New York house, Henry Holt & Co., 
has also refused to fill any orders from Canada, the 
Canadian market having been sold to this Toronto house. 
The whole thing- is an astounding commentary on the 
possibilities of the present copyright laws and the re- 
markable ideas of business possessed by some publish- 
ing houses. This is not the first time that such a state of 
things has resulted from a combination of these two 
forces, and the Canadian market has again merely had 
its appetite whetted by a meagre taste of a desirable 

There is an article in the current Atlantic Monthly 
on the book trade in America, written by Professor 
Hugo Munsterberg, that is deserving of careful atten- 
tion. The Professor sees, as do all who are in any way 
acquainted with the business of publishing books, a very 
serious situation in the book trade. The disappearance 
of the book stores, even from the larger centres, indicates 
a decline in book purchases by the public, particularly 
of books of the more serious class. He is quite right 
in asserting that the purchased book in the home is of 
far more value and benefit to the individual than the 
book borrowed from the library. If the book stores dis- 
appear a decided loss will be experienced by the agencies 
working for the uplift and culture of the people. Let us 
give our best support to the book stores as centres of 
intellectual light and leading. 

W. A. C. 



Canada. By Ansustiis Hiidle. (I'ocni). Wlialcy, 
Iloycc & Company, Limited, Toronto. 

Ten Talcs by Harry Lauder. (Book). McLeod A: Al- 
len, Toronto. 

Greetings. (I'ocm). Robert S. Walker, Victoria, Bri- 
tish Columbia. 

L'Almanach du Peuple, lOO!). (Livro). Librairio 
Beauchemin, Limitcc, Montreal. 

Canadian Criminal (*ases. Annotated. Mditcd by W. 
J. Tremecar. Volume XIIL Hubert Held Cromarty, To- 

Freehand Practice Copy Book No. 4. By W. A. Mt- 
Intyre, B.A., LL.D. The Copp, ("lark Company, Limit cd, 

Strangers Within Our Gates, or, (doming Canadians. 
By .James S. Woodsworth. (Book). Frederick Clarke 
Stephenson, Toronto. 

The Railway Law of Canada. By Samuel W. .Jac()])s, 
Iv.C. (Book). John Lovell & Son, Limited, Montreal. 

Pocket Atlas of Canada. Containing separate Maps 
of the Provinces of the Dominion, North America and the 
World. (Book). The Stovel Company, Winnipeg. 

Chansons Populaires du Canada. Par Ernest Gagnon. 
Cinquieme Edition. (Livre). Librairie Beauchemin, I.,im- 
itee, Montreal. 

Dominion Election Rules of the High Court of Jus- 
tice for Ontario. With Notes and Forms. By George 
Smith Holmsted. (Book). George Smith Holmsted, To- 

Speeches in Canada by Viscount Milner. (Book). Wil- 
liam Tyrrell, Toronto. 

Souvenirs Politiqucs de 1878 a 1890. Recits. Etudes 
et Portraits. Par I'Hon. Chs. Langelier, C.R. (Livre). 
Charles Langelier, Quebec. 

The Message. By Louis Tracy. Illustrated by .Joseph 
Cummings Chase, McLeod & Allen, Toronto. 


A Volume of Whose Speeches in Canada 
has Recently Appeared. 



A Visit to the Ian Maclaren of Canad< 

The Author of " St. Cuthbert's " Tells How 
He First Came to Write— His Views on 
Canadian Literature — The Man Himself. 

"How did I become a writer? I may saj- that it wa;- 
largel}' owing to the influence of mj' wife, who gave me 
no rest night or day; women have such creative imagina- 
tions. Then at a social gathering one evening I wns 
strongly urged to write. I replied that I would some day, 
but influential friends, whose opinions I valued, remarked 
that I should begin at once. On the way home I thought 
the matter over, and, although it was eleven o'clock when 
I reached the manse, I inwardly observed j If I am going 
to begin, why not to-night? I lighted a lamp, and sat 
down. Before midnight I had completed the first chapter 
of 'St. Cuthbert's.' I presume if I had not taken de- 







K '•/'',>■ 

One of Canada's Best Known Novelists. 

cisive action that I might still be seriously thinking about 
entering the field of literature." 

Thus Kev. Robt. E. Knowles, pastor of Knox Church 
Gall, Out., author of "St. Cuthbert's," "The Undertow," 
"The Dawn at Shanty Bay" and "The Web of Time," 
now one of the foremost and favorite novelists of the day, 
began his literary career, his first work appearing in 1905. 

A Busy Life. 

I found him the other morning in his den, a spacious 
ground-floor apartment to the left of entrance of the main 
hall of the manse, in the solid and staid Scottish town. 

Although a busy man, Mr. Knowles never appears in a 
hurry. If he were, he could not find time to faithfully at- 
tend to the moral and spiritual needs of that historic 
church which has the largest communicant roll of any 
Presbyterian kirk in Canada. But somehow he discovers 
time for much more — time to curl, to hunt, to, ride, to 
golf, to lecture, at least once a week, and to engage in 
literary pursuits, yet he does not seem overworked. He 
is no recluse — no self-centered soul — for he gives freely 
of his talents to public enterprises and in the municipal 
and educational problems of the town takes a lively in- 
terest. He is a member of the Gait Collegiate Institute 
Buard, and frequently addresses the pupils. An inveter- 
ate traveler, he has crossed the broad Atlantic on many 
occasions, visiting Europe and the Mother Country, while 
there are very few spots in America's wide expanse with 
wliieh he is not familiar. 

An oil-looker would think that any one of these pui'- 
suits would keep an ordinary being on the move, and the 
query naturally arises, how does he accomplish so much? 
Well, here is an outline of diurnal duty. He rises at 7.30 
and 9 o'clock finds him in his study. For an hour and a 
half he gives himself up entirelj' and unreservedly to 
literary work, writing on an average about 800 words a 
day. Although he at times pens as many as 2,000. The 
next two hours are devoted to sermonic preparation, or 
reading, and then lunch. 

His Recreation. 

"I do no literary work at night," he declared; "I 
have never been able to make any satisfactory progress 
by the mellow glow of artificial light. I find that my pen 
does not flow freely and my thoughts refuse to surge, i 
halt and hesitate and soon realize that I am sorting words; 
so I confine my literarj' labors to the early morning hours. 
In the afternoon, from 2 to 4, I play golf in summer and 
in winter enjoy the royal game of curling. From 4 to G 
L mount my horse and go about my work. I am not 
boasting when I say that I have the finest saddle-steed in 
this district. He captured second prize at the New York 
Horse Show. I thus visit a large number of parishioners, 
many of whom live in the country, and answer all calls 
of sickness and distress — and they are not few in number 
in a congregation the size of Knox Church, the member- 
ship embracing 550 families and 1,400 communicants. In 
the evening I am frequently engaged at the church, the 
weekly prayer service, the meetings of session, and other 
gatherings claiming my attention. Rarely do I have a 
night completely to myself, and, when I do, I spend it 
reading in my study and count the moments as pure gold. 
Vou must put something into the hopper, or the mill will 
soon cease to grind. The stream will dry up, you know, 
if its sources of supply are constantly drained and never 

Mr. Knowles conducts two services every Sunday, and 
also takes an active part in Sunday school work. He has 
been eleven years in Gait and for seven years previous 
was pastor of Stewarton Presbyterian Church, Ottawa. 
He has thus seen eighteen years of active, zealous, min- 
isterial life, being ordained in 1S91 by tlie Presbytery of 
Ottawa. His father, a Presbyterian miiiistor, was a native 
of Ballymena, Ireland, while his motlier was also of Irish 


T 111': C A N A I) 1 A N J; U U K Al A X 

extraction, Iho ancii'iit City of Cofk being her birthplace. 
The natal spot of their gifted and eloquent son and vivid 
poitrayer of Scotch character, was in the little hamlet of 
l\raxville, Ont., in the County of Grey. The celebrated 
Orangeman. Dr. Sproule, M.P., was already practising in 
tliat northern region, "lie saw my earliest dawn," Mr. 
Knowles remarked with a smile. 

To-day Mr. Knowles is in his forty-lirst year, although 
the casual observer gazing upon the classic features and 
into tihe large, luminous eyes of the man, from whose 
broad brow the silvering thatch of nature is rapidly reced- 
ing, would make a guess that he should own, at least, to 
a half-century of existence. "I would rather be young 
and look old," he observed, discussing the age problem, 
"tlian look young and be old, in the same sense that it is 
better to deserve the good opinion of men and not have it 
than to have it and not deserve it. You know there is a 
German proverb which runs, 'Whether men speak well or 
ill of thee, thou art, therefore, not other than thyself.' " 

Of the hobbies of the author-preacher, little more need 
be added. An ardent devotee of the stane and besom, 
he can "skip" a game with splendid judgment and skill. 
With golf-club he steadily vanquished all opponents on 
the golf links last summer, and forged ahead until he 
reached the semi-final class — well, never mind what hap- 
pened then. Lover of the great out-door world, he is 
fond of hunting and riding, while among his less strenu- 
ous forms of exercise are billiards, and in that most scien- 
tific hobby he sometimes beguiles an hour, several of his 
parishioners boasting the necessary table. 

His Surroundings. 

But amid what surroundings does he do his daily 
work? His den is large and faces the east; overlooking 
the Grand River, while, between his residence and the 
banks of the stream that gives Galtonians a shudder every 
spring lest it should bestow its usual baptism — cold and 
relentless — a beautiful terraced lawn greets the eye. From 
the wide verandah the view is enchanting, and among 
stately pines the house itself, now occupied thirty years 
or more as a manse, is one of the 'historic dwellings and 
memorable land-marks of passing time in the thriving 
and deeply religious centre of "New Jedboro." Built 
three-quarters of a century ago, it was in its day one of 
the show places of the town. It is commodious and com- 
fortable, typical of the warmth and welcome within. But 
the study — how ample its proportions, its walls barricad- 
ed with bookcases containing two thousand volumes, while 
in the fireplace the flames burn brightly and on every 
side are scattered cosy chairs which invite you to recline 
and remain. There is nothing elaborate about the birth- 
spot of Mr. Knowles ' stories, which throb with human in- 
terest and tell with sentiment, tenderness and pathos the 
tales of men and women fighting the battle of life and 
tasting of its joys and sorrows, its triumphs and trials, 
its hopes and fears, its love and loneliness — the record of 
the 'human heart. 

At a severely plain, flat-^top desk, Mr. Knowles plies 
his pen. 

"Do you use a typewriter?" I asked. 

"Why, I would just as soon do my love-making in 
public. Use a typewriter! It would destroy the divine 
afflatus. No, I write every word by hand — but do not 
think I send that to the publishers" — holding up several 
closely-written pages of foolscap, the chirography being 
in small, inky characters — "the printers would have a 
nice time making out that horrible scrawl, wouldn't they? 
No, I carefully write what I have to say, as I have told 
you, at the rate of about eight hundred to two thousand 
words a day. When my story is finished I call in a typist 

and dictate to her, and this I send to the publishers. I 
genei-ally begin to write a story in November and keep 
steadily at it until July." (Mr. Knowles is now engaged 
on another novel which will appear this fall. Its title 
is "The Attic Guest.") With respect to revisions, the 
author reads the pi'(jol's four times. Three revises are 
sent, each one succeeding the other, and then comes an 
O.K. proof, after which llie pages are ready to be t)OMnd 
in book form. 

In the process of revision interpolations are made, 
many a pargraph altered and re-written, and in some 
instances whole chapters so amended that the finished 
product is at certain times scarcely on speaking acquaint- 
ance with the original. An author's work is something 
like that of a railway builder. Sir Sandford Fleming, the 
eminent Canadian engineer, and father of the Pacific 
cable, was with the first surveying party of the C.P.R. 

Mr. Knowles' Church in Gait. 

that went through the Rockies and in later years he was a 
passenger in an observation car on the first train crossing 
the mountains. Contrast the sense of security, comfort 
and ease of Sir Sandford 's experience when rolling 
through that majestic Alpine region on bands of steel, 
with his first difficult and dangerous undertaking, and 
you have a very fair indication of the supreme satisfac- 
tion of an author when he sees his task completed, and 
the feeling he has when he tackles the first chapter. 

His Favorite Reading, 

Biography is the favorite reading of Mr. Knowles. He 
revels in its pages and delights in its conflicts and 
achievements. His heroes are Carlyle and Abraham Lin- 
coln. He regards them as the two most central and out- 
standing figures of the 19th century in their respective 
fields, the one as the greatest leader, liberator and states- 



man of his country, the other as the fearless, outspoken 
literary light, commanding character, and dauntless sage 
of the heather-clad hills. 

In his literary and ministerial labors, the author of 
"St. Cuthbert's" finds no overlapping, no interference, 
no drawbacks — the one being the complement of the other. 
To give force and strength, tenderness and truth to his 
stories, he must be in the current of human endeavor in 
order to keep the fires of imagination burning and the 
sympathetic flame aglow. He must be an aggressive actor 
in the daily drama of life. He finds types of stern, rugged 
character in the strong, healthy and invigorating make-up 
of the cann}- Scot of North and South Dumfries Town- 
ships; his characters are all portrayed from the life and 
pursuits such as he encounters in close contact and touch 
with these people, their sorrows, temptations, struggles, 
ideals, pleasures, iDursuits and victories. Mr. Knowles 
unhesitatingly declares that they are a people without 
veneer or affectation, possessing strong elemental char- 
acteristics, clannish and cold, perhaps, to the unknowing, 
but when the heart is reached, difficult though the process 
may be, it is equally as difficult to escape. 

Mr. Knowles is the first pastor of the historic sanctu- 
ai-y who was not born in the land of the heather and edu- 
caled in Edinburgh. Some years ago at a meeting of 
Knox kirk session, when the subject of the country of 
their birth was referred to, out of the thirty-one elders in 
attendance, they all proclaimed the "land o' cakes" as 
the one in which they first opened their eyes, "and," 
continued their pastor, "they ax-e the best people, the most 
considerate and indulgent, the most loyal and true, as 
well as the most affectionate and tender, of any in the 
world. I have been among them eleven yeai's now, and in 
all my intercourse there has never been a harsh word — 
never a bruise. The heart tie of people and pastor is 
indeed strong." 

His Method of Writing. 

"In all my writings I follow the human path, and here 
I may incidentally observe that few, if any, of my flock 
escape affliction. I find in the course of time that death, 
disease and sorrow knock at every door. In the great 
domestic drama, love and loneliness, pleasure and pain, 
seem ever intermingled. This tends to keep the mind of 
one, who shares alike in their suffering and triumphs, at a 
white heat, and, in the interpretation of life and truth, 
it stimulates the intellect, stirs the emotions, and en- 
larges the sympathy. If thei'e is any predominant quality 
in ray books, it is the heart element — -the human interest 
— the revelations in many homes as I see and experience 
them on every side. I believe many writers have in mind 
the characters and a definite outline of the plot or story 
before they begin. With me, I may say that I take one or 
two central, pregnant figures, drawn from local associa- 
tion and insight. In developing my narrative I follow, as 
it were, the lines of least resistance. My thoughts are 
liberated as imagination suggests, and I permit circum- 
stances to make the plot. All these seem to come willi 
the characters, and I would rather let the characters un- 
fold the plan than make the plan create the characters. 
If you will pardon a personal illusion, I may tell you that, 
in preaching I never write out my sermons, but having 
my lieadings or central thoughts before me, I trust to the 
inspiration and contagion of the audience for the effec- 
tiveness and strength of my sermon. If I were asked 
afterwards — as I have been on several occasions — to re- 
peat what I have said to a stenographer — I am completely 
al sea; the thoughts refuse to flow; tlie mind is torpid 
and sluggish; and the words halting and lame. It is the 
same in connectii)n with my literary work. A few general 
characters take entire possession of my mind and intellect. 

and on these I rear the superstructure. Experiences take 
shape and form as I proceed, just as in life's daily record, 
and the fires of fancy kindle and burn as I commit my 
feelings and impressions to paper. This is how incidents 
are created and so situation follows situation until the 
climax is I'eached and the story ended." 

A Canadian Literature. 

"Is there a Canadian literature?" I asked. 

"Well, you know that Robert Barr left Canada, his 
native country, because he said that Canadians were better 
judges of whiskey than literature. This was a bitter ar- 
raignment of the discrimination of Canadians. The critics 
too often arc ready to reach for the l)lack cap, and in 
literary work I would far sooner be tried by a jury than 
a judge. The people are, after all, the great jury who 
render the final verdict. I would say there is a Canadian 
literature in so far as there can be — in spite of the critics 
wlio try to destroy the structure by breaking in the win- 
dows and berating those inside. You can never hatch the 
cliickon b}' smashing the egg." 

"What is the future for the young novelist in this 

"The development of our national life, the growing 
literary relish, the culture of intelligence, and increasing 
wealth, along with a rapidly augmenting population, 
should make a large market. In the past there may have 
been a paucity of buyers, but to-day Canadians, other 
things being equal, are as willing and anxious to buy and 
read Canadian works as any others. There is really no 
national literature; all literature is the same in this sense. 
Adam Bede would have been worth as much being a Cana- 
dian story as an English tale. All is the story of life, 
which is the same in every land where the intensest long- 
ings and deepest feelings of the soul find expression. Life 
is an instrument and all life is uniform. Conflict, strife, 
fear, joy, love, trial and triumph are seen on every hand. 
The great Canadian novel that we hear so much about — 
which has not yet been written — will not be the produc- 
tion of a great Canadian auth(u-. but the outpouring of a 
great Canadian soul. It will not necessarily be historic or 
national, but will deal with life in every phase. 

Leading Authors. 

Mr. Knowles, when questioned, as to whom he con- 
sidered the most outstanding Canadian author, living or 
dead, replied t'hat of those who had passed "into the silent 
kingdom," he regarded Archibald Lampman as the 
sweetest and tenderest singer, rich in color and delicate 
in harmony, while in the arena of prose writing the most 
distinguished representative was Judge Haliburton. He 
established a school in his refreshing sketches of "Sam 
Slick" and thereby kindled a torch of humor at which 
scoi-cs liave vainly tried to light their tapers. Judge TLtU- 
bui-ton is known in the literary world to-day more widely 
tlijiu any other Canadian. 

Of living Canadian writers, Mr. Knowles rem'arked 
lliat Ralph Connor was undoubtedly tlie most widely read, 
appealing strongly to the middle religious classes, parti- 
cularly in the United States. Sir Gilbert Parker was the 
most nimble expert, and Norman Duncan was probably 
the greatest artist in letters. Duncan had lived so long 
in New York and Parker in England, that they had prac- 
tically ceased to be Canadian authors. In elemental 
power, the greatest Canadian poet is William Wilfrid 
Campbell. Some of his verso is cast in a tyrannic mold and 
is at times scathing and subtle. His great gift is in giv- 
ing stirring utterances to the emotions and passions. 

"Yes," continued Mr. Knowles, "the literary field is 
the only one where nepotism docs not count, where pull 

(Continued on page 64.) 



A Survey of the Canadian Literary Field 

Conditions Still Dormant — Prospects of an Active 
Spring Season — Several New Books Announced. 

As the year advances, signs of increased activity are 
lo l)e noted and in the near future several new volumes 
will see the light. Strange to say there appears to be 
almost a stagnation in the department of verse, which 
has always been a strong feature in the ranks of Cana- 
dian books. 


The publishers state that R()l)ert W. Service's new 
book, "Ballads of a Cheechaco," is selling in advance at 
a tremendous rate. Their travelers report very large or- 
ders from all quarters. There docs not seem to be any 
falling ofi either in the demand for his first book, "Songs 
of a Sourdough," and these two books together will 
probably reach the highest sales which have yet been re- 
corded in Canada for books of poetry. One dealer has 
sent in an advance order for "Ballads of a Cheechaco" 
of one thousand copies. It is very seldom that such large 
advance orders are reported for any Canadian book. 


There still continues to be a growing interest in books 
relating to western life. The remarkable sale which the 
publisher experienced with "Across the Sub-Arctics," by 
J. W. Tyrrell, and "Through the Mackenzie Basin," by 
Charles iviair, shows the great interest that Canadian 
people are taking in the Canadian west and northlands. 
There have been a number of books published on the In- 
dian life of the great Northwest, and these are to be 
suppk'mented now by a new book which is to come from 
llie press of William Briggs on the Indians of the West- 
ern Plains. The title has not yet been definitely decided 
on. The book is written by Mrs. Paget, of Ottawa, and 
deals with the life and customs of several of the most 
noted Indian tribes of the great west. 

Armand Colin, a French publisher, has issued an im- 
portant work on British Columbia, written by Albert 
Metin, a professor at the Ecole Coloniale, and 
the Ecole des Fantes Etudes Commerciales, of 
Paris. The physical geography of the country 
is first reviewed ; climate, hydrography and forests arc 
next considered ; and then the history of the country, 
fishing and hunting, agriculture, mining, etc., are treated. 
Several maps and illustrations are included. The book 
is very comprehensive. 


Amongst the new books soon to be issued from the 
press of William Briggs is one by Dr. W. J. Fischer, of 
Waterloo, Ont. Dr. Fischer has made a name l-n- himself 
as a poet in Canada. Some little time ago The Syra- 
cuse Sun said in an article in reference to Dr. Fischer's 
poetry, "If Dr. Fischer does not become known as one 
of the leading poets of Canada it will be his nwn fault." 
Dr. Fischer has received very high praise from all over 
the continent in reference to his poetry, and it now re- 
mains to be seen just how this first book of fiction will 
be received by the public. The name of his first venture 
into the worls of fiction is to be, "The Child of Des- 

tiny." A striking feature in connection with Dr. Fisch- 
er's books will be illustrations made by Signor Catta- 
pani, a noted Italian artist. There will also be pictures 
by Mr. Loch ridge, a Canadian artist. 

This month the Copp, Clark Co., Toronto, publish in 
l)ook form Ernest Thompson Seton's "The Biography of 
a Silver Fox," which has been running serially in the 
Century Magazine. In it, un(kr the guise of fiction, the 
author gives many of the results of his studies of the 
liabits and mode of living of the fox. Tiie book will be 
illustrated by the author. 

Hon. Justice Routhier, of (euebec, has written a novel 
entitled, "Lc Centurion," which is a romance of Mes- 
sianic times. It is published contemporaneously in Can- 
ada, France and Italy, and is to be had from L' Act ion 
Sociale, Quebec. 

W. Wilfred Campbell's serial story, "In Eighteen Hun- 
dred and Twelve," now running in the Westminster, will 
be issued in book form in May. It will then be given 
the title, "The Fair Rebel." The Westminster Co. will 
publish it. 


A new edition of the late Sir John G. Bourinot's 
"Canada," in the "Story of the Nations" series, is an- 
nounced by T. Fi.sher Unwin, London. The revision of 
the book has been carried out by Mr. Edward Porritt, 
who contributes information on modern railway develop- 
ment in Canada, the tariff system and other political and 
industrial matters. 

The report of the Historiographer of the Education 
Department of the Province of Ontario for the year 1908 
is now out. It deals more particularly with the educa- 
tional activities of the United Empire Loyalists who set- 
tled on the north shore of the St. Lawrence and the 
margins of Lakes Erie and Ontario. Dr. Hodgins is do- 
ing a splendid work in compiling such elaborate records 
of early education in the province. 

John Ross Robertson, proprietor of the Telegram, 
Toronto, has iust issued Volume V. of his "Landmarks 
of Toronto." This latest volume deals principally with 
maps and plans of the city. (.$2). 


The Upper Canada Tract Society, Toronto, publish 
the life of Rev. Thomas Bone, a revered missionary to 
the sailors on the Great Lakes, whose death occurred a 
few years ago. The story of his life is told by the Rev. 
.Jesse Gibson. 

Robert Machray, a nephew of the late Archbishop 
Machray, of Rupert's Land, the first Primate of Canada, 
is at work upon a biography of the deceased prelate. Mr. 
Machray is also a novelist, having a story entitled, "The 
Disappearance of Lady Diana," on the spring list of 
Everett & Co., Londbn. 

"A Bishop in the Rough," the record of eight adven- 
turous years in the early life of Dr. Sheepshanks, the 
present Bishop of Norwich, is to be published shortly by 
Smith, Elder &} Co., London. The bishop was one of the 
pioneer clergymen of British Columbia, and part of the 



book is taken up with his missionary expericnoes among 
the gold miners and Indians. It is edited and supple- 
mented by the Rev. D. Wallace Duthie and has several 

A few weeks ago William Briggs put on the market 
the first volume of the Canadian Hero Series, "The 
Story of Isaac Brock," by W. R. Nursey. This book is 
having extraordinary success, being highly commended by 
public men, educationists, literary men and the press in 
general. This publisher now announces a book which al- 
though it is not in the Hero Series, is somewhat analog- 
ous in title, it being called, "Heroines of Canadian His- 
tory." This book is written by W. S. Hcrrington, of 
Napanee, and it promises to be a very useful volume, 
especially for school purposes. 

Dr. Henry J. Morgan, that indefatigable worker, 
has almost completed his MS. for his new edition of 
"Canadian Men and Women of the Time." Dr. Morgan's 
books have proved to be so useful to all public men ana 
literary men that they need no introduction to the pub- 
lic. This new edition promises to be one of the most 
useful volumes which Dr. Morgan has ever prepared and 
the publisher hopes to have it on the market now within 
a few months. William Briggs, who issued the previoiis 
volume, will be the publisher of this oae. 

Morang & Co., Toronto, publishers of The Makers of 
Canada series, have in preparation a very complete gen- 
eral analytical index of the twenty volumes comprising 
the series. The index volume will be uniform with the 
set and will contain such supplementary matter as will 
round off the series. The compilation of the index is in 
the competent hands of William D. LcSueur, B.A., LLD., 

Rev. John Craig, one of the missionaries to India of 
the Baptist Church of Canada, has written the story of 
his experiences, in a book entitled, "Twenty Years Among 
the Telugus," published by the Baptist Boom Room, To- 
ronto. (Cloth, $1). 


A great deal of attention is being given nowadays to 
the boy question. Dr. George A. Dickinson, of Port 
Hope, Ont., has been interested in boys for a number of 
years and has made a study of the boy problem. Dr. 
Dickinson is of a very sympathetic nature and appre- 
ciates the boy side of life. After studying this question 
for years Dr. Dickinson thought it might be well to em- 
body his ideas and the results of his investigations in a 
book, and this is to be issued very shortly, from the press 
of William Briggs, under the title of "Your Boy : His 
Nature and Nurture." Dr. Dickinson, who is quite an 
amatcTir photographer, has in his day taken a great num- 
ber of pictures of boy life depicting them in all kinds of 
incidents, mischevious and otherwise. These pictures add 
a great deal to the interest of the volume and it prom- 
ises to be the best solution of the boy problem yet is- 

A little book which will be useful as a gift book is 
soon to be issued by William Briggs. It is compiled by 
Miss Mabel Clint, of Montreal, and is to be entitled, "The 
Empire Birthday Book." This book will be gotten up 
in the form in which the usual birthday books are made, 
but it will contain a verse for each day selected from 
British poets. The publisher hopes to have this on the 
market very shortly. 

The twenty-third annual number of "Le Canada Ec- 
clesiastique," containing full information concerning the 
Roman Catholic diocese of Canada, with an alphabetical 
list of priests and an index of parishes and missions, has 

been published by Cadieux &i Derome, Montreal. It is il- 

"The Interpreter's Commentary on the First and Sec- 
ond Corinthians and Galatians," by Professor John E. 
McFadyen, of Knox College, Toronto, has been published 
by the Westminster Co. 

The public will welcome the new 1909 edition of the 
unique booklet containing "5,000 Facts About Canada," 
issued by the Canadian Facts Publishing Co., 667 Spa- 
dina Avenue, Toronto, and compiled by Mr. Frank Yeigh. 
It is easy to understand its popularity, and the fact that 
80,000 copies have been sold not only throughout the Do- 
minion, but in every part of the Empire and the United 
States, and recently one of the universities of Japan se- 
cured copies. Following the idea of a fact in a sentence, 
and their self-indexing alphabetical arrangement under 
such heads as Agriculture, Banking, Commerce, Fisheries, 
Marine, Mining, and so on to the West and its wheat, 
every phase of our commercial and manufacturing life 
is covered, as well as many others such as Temperance, 
Religion, History and the like. 

Rev. D. McLean, of Charlottetown, P.E.I., has issued 
in pamphlet form, "The World or the Soul," being one 
of his sermons. 

"Speeches in Canada by Viscount Milner," is an at- 
tractive little volume containing the speeches delivered 
by Lord Milner during his visit to Canada last fall. It 
is published by William Tyrrell & Co., Toronto; cloth- 
bound with leather back, 75 cents. 

"Strangers Within Our Gates— Coming Canadians," 
by James S. Woodsworth, D.D., superintendent of the 
All Peoples' Mission, Winnipeg, has been published by 
the Young Peoples' Forward Movement Department of 
the Methodist Church. It is not a religious book in the 
ordinary sense, but a valuable sociological study. 


Wenderoth Saunders. Chicago : Laird & Lee. Paper 
covers 25 cents. The personal experiences of a busi- 
ness woman contained in letters to her daughter, re- 
plete with practical information regai'ding the per- 
plexing problems of a girl stenographer. 

Melancthon W. Jacobus, Edward E. Nourse, Andrew C. 
Zenos and others. 'One volume, large quarto, 950 
pages, 300 illustrations. New York: Funk & Wagnalls 
Company. Cloth $6.00; half morocco $10.00; full 
morocco $12.00; all net. This admirable one-volume 
guide to the Scriptures is the joint product of thirty- 
seven Bible scholars, who represent no less than seven 
denominations of the Protestant Church in America, 
Great Britain and Germany. It embraces the lan- 
guages, literature, history, biography, manners and 
customs, and theology of the Bible. It contains a mine 
of information which has never before been made so 
practically available to the reader. The critical posi- 
tion of this new work differs materially from that of 
speculative criticism on the higher plane. It is neces- 
sarily committed to the acceptance of the proved facts 
of modern scholarship, but no attempt has been made 
to ignore what reverent critical scholarship lias brought 
to light regarding the Bible. In pronunciation fea- 
tures, in indexing devices, in illustrations and maps, 
and in typographical aids, it is wftll equipped and. 
taken all in all, it is a most valuable compendium of 
information for the Bible student. 



What the Publishers are Providing for Canadian Readers 

Many New Novels Announced — 
Some More Solid Works Being Im- 
ported — New Editions Called For. 

The Copp, Clark Co. have ready a 50-cont edition of 
"Told in the Hills," by Marah Ellis Ryan. 

"The Statesman's Year Book, 1909," will be issued 
about the end of the month by the Macmillan Co. 

The Copp Clark Co. will have ready very shortly 
"Fraternity," the new novel by John (ialsworthy. 

A new supply of Agnes C. Laut's "Conquest of tlie 
Great Northwest" has been received by the Musson Book 
Co.j Toronto. 

A paper cover edition of "The Weavers," by Sir 
Gilbert Parker, is being issued this month by the Copp, 
Clark Co. (75 cts.) 

Ernest Seton Thompson's new nature book, "The 
Biography of a Silver Fox/' has been added to the Copp, 
Clark Co.'s list. ($1.50.) 

The Macmillan Co. of Canada will publish next month 
a new novel by Gertrude Atherton, the title of which 
has not yet been announced. 

The library and pocket editions of "Our Mutual 
Friend," by Charles Dickens^ will be added this month 
to the Macmillan series of Dickens' novels. 

Of their spring fiction, the Macmillan Co. of Canada 
have now ready "One Immortality," by H. Fielding 
Hall, and "The Straw," by Rina Ramsay. 

The Musson Book Co. are issuing a dainty new pocket 
edition of the works of Maurice Maeterlinck, including 
"The Life of the Bee/' "The Treasure of the Humble," 
"Wisdom and Destiny," etc. These are published in 
cloth at 90 cents and leather, $1.25. 

There is a probability that William De Morgan's new 
book will not be called "Blind Jim" after all. He him- 
self does not like this title and will likely change it to 
"It Never Can Happen Again." Mr. De Morgan says 
it is a longer story than "Joseph Vance" or "Somehow 

Three useful reference books are scheduled for spring 
publication by the Musson Book Co. They are "250 
Universal Secrets" compiled by Charles J. Musson; "Us 
Two Cook Book," compiled by Jennie B. Williams, and 
"The Canadian Letter Writer, a Complete Epitome of 
Correspondence," edited by W. C. Bell. 

A very interesting book has just been placed on the 
market by William Briggs entitled "Letters of a Japanese 
Schoolboy," by Wallace Irwin. These letters are very 
humorous indeed. Wallace Irwin made quite a success 
Avith his "Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" and "Nautical 
Lays of a Landsman. ' ' The book is nicely illustrated, 
which will do a great deal to help the sale. 

What Talbot Baines Reid is to the English schoolboy 
so Ralph Henry Barbour is to the American boy. He 
has written a number of fascinating stories of school 
life in the United States, and a new book has just come 
from his pen entitled "Forward Pass," a story of Yard- 
ley Hall school. These books are selling well in Canada, 
and William Briggs is carrying a stock for the trade. 

The "Unofficial Letters of an Official's Wife," by 
Edith Moses, is the title of a volume of actual lettei-s 
which Mrs. Moses, the wife of Prof. Moses, wrote from 
Ihe Philippines to her relatives in tlie United States. 
They describe in a very interesting and charming man- 
ner life in the I'liiiippines, cleverly written, amusing and 
instructive. William Briggs is handling this through 
the trade. 

Cassell & Co., publishers of "The People's Library," 
are adding fifteen new volumes to the series this spring, 
including "Guy Mannering" and "Heart of Midlo- 
thian," by Scott; "Hard Cash," by Charles Reade; 
"Barchester Towers," by Anthony Trollope; "I^eter 
Simple," by Marryat; Southey's "life of Nelson" Poe's 
"Tales of Mystery and Imagination" and Farrar's "Life 
of Christ." 

A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago have now ready their 
novel of theatrical life, "Bill Truetell, " by George H. 
Brennan, illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg. It 
is the story of an old school manager's vicissitudes in 
touring the East. At his first stopping place his leading 
soubrette leaves him and a stranded vaudeville artist 
takes her place, becoming a new inspiration in Truetell 's 
life. The book is essentially true in spirit and largely in 

We have had many volumes of motoring in Europe, 
both travel and fiction. We are now to have a book 
about motor boating in Europe, which is called "Across 
Europe in a Motor Boat," by Henry C. Rowland. The 
book is beautifully illustrated, containing over 50 sketches 
and is a delightful narrative of the trip of Mr. Rowland 
and two friends through an inland journey of 7,000 miles 
by way of the Seine, Rhine, Danube and the Black Sea. 
This is one of the most entertaining travel books of the 
year. William Briggs is supplying it in Canada. 

Hall Caine, that eccentric literary genius from the 
Isle of Man, has just issued a book which he calls "My 
Story." In this he gives his recollections of the first 
twenty-five years of his life, with many incidents in con- 
nection with the first friendships he formed with some 
of the noted literary men of his time. Hall Caine was 
intimately associated with Rossetti, John Ruskin, R. D. 
Blackmore, Robert Buchanan, Wilkie Collins, and many 
others of the noted literary men of England. The book 
is illustrated, and is being sold at $2.00 net. William 
Briggs is handling this extensively through the trade. 

"The Delafleld Affair," by Florence Finch Kelly, 
is the second novel on McClurg 's spring list. This is 
a stirring tale of love and revenge in the Southwest. 
Curtis Conrad, superintendent of a ranch near Golden. 
NeAV Mexico, has sw^orn to kill the man who ruined his 
father's fortunes. He confides his purpose to his fi'iend 
Aleck Bancroft, who seeks in vain to dissuade him from 
it. Meanwhile Conrad falls in love with Lucy, Bancroft's 
daughter, and when a shady politician tells him that 
Bancroft is the owner of an assumed name and is the 
man he seeks to kill he naturally spurns the idea. Such 
is the situation Avith which the author confronts her 
readers in the beginning of "The Delafield Affaix', " 



Brief Reviews of Some Recent Books 

" Letters of Jennie Allen " one of the Most Amus- 
ing of the Season's Books — Other Good Stories. 

The flood of spring fiction is now at its height and 
tliere is no lack of noveltj- on the booksellers' tables, even 
if there is a dearth of out-of-the-ordinary books. From 
the mass of the season's novels, we select a few, which 
have appeared in Canadian editions, discussing them from 
the descriptive rather than from the critical point of 

A Divorce Problem. 

[ AND MY TRUE LOVE. By Mrs. H. A. Mitchell 
Keays. Toronto : McLeod & Allen. Cloth $1.25. An- 
other addition to the ranks of society novels, with a 
comnientarj' on the divorce problem. In this book the 
divorced couple had parted as the result of the hus- 
band's abstraction in his work and the wife's devotion 
to amusement. A daughter had been born, who con- 
tinued to live with her father. The wife had mean- 
while married again and at the period of the story 
was a society leader and a widow. The scheme of the 
novel is the re-union of the divorced couple, through 
the unconscious influence of the girl. 

A Strange Personality. 

DAVID BRAN. By Morley Roberts. Boston : L. C. Page 
& Co. Cloth $1.50. There can be no denying the com- 
pelling power of this extraordinary story. If it lacks 
charm and tenderness, it has at least an overwhelming 
share of passion. The mighty figure of the fearless 
fisherman, David Bran, dominates its pages, dividing 
his love between the elusive dark maiden of the Head- 
land, Lou Trevarris, and the golden-haired Kate 
Poldrew, and struggling against the influence of his 
strong-willed mother. The solution of the dual-love 


Hero of Morley Roberts' New Novel 
of That Name. 

A Clever Letter Writer. 

Toronto: McLeod & Allen. Cloth, $1.25. Judged from 
the literary standpoint, Jennie Allen was an impossible 

problem forms the basis of the story. Whether it was 
sufficient or no rests with the reader to decide. 

The Author of "Letters of Jennie Allen.' 

letter-writer. She mangled spelling and grammar and 
2Dlayed sad havoc with capitals and punctuation. But 
hers was a great big human heart and the man or 
woman who can read her letters, without feeling in- 
spired to be and do better, must be indeed a soulless 
wretch. Jennie Allen's letters are written to a lady, 
who had evidently taken an interest in her, but so far 
as the story is concerned, the absent correspondent 
plays no part in it. The letters picture life in the 
home of poor but respectable working people in an 
American city. There is Jennie's brother, Jim, > his 
wife, Mame, and their children, a sister Mandy, and 
two or three roomers, of whom Mr. Spinney, an insur- 
ance solicitor, turns out to be the hero of Jennie 
Allen's life. The sayings and doings of this house- 
liold form the theme of the letters and very interesting 
does Jennie Allen make them. The jokes of tlie men- 
folk, the peculiarities of the women-folk and the 
pranks of the children are narrated in guileless sim- 
plicity. It is a capital book and should bring enjoy- 
ment to many a weary reader of less human literature. 


Ciivette. Chicago: Laird & Lee. Paper covers 25 

LIFE IN THE NAVY. By Thos. Beyer. Chicago : Laird & 
Lee. Paper covers 25 cents. This book is published 
by special authority of the U.S. Navy Department, and 
is endorsed by President Roosevelt and tlie leadiiiir 

naval authorities, 
at $1.25. 

It is also issued in cloth binding 



Xhe Canadian Bookman 

Bi'inK the Litoniry Siipplomont of The Bookseller and 
Stiitioiier of Canada. riihlishod montldy in the inter- 
ests of Canadian authors, puhlishers, booksellers and 
bookhuyers. lulited by W. A. Craick, B.A.. Toronto. 

$1.00 per annum 

The MacLean Publishing Co., Limited 

Nevv^ York 














Cy. Whilaker's Place. By Joseph C. Lincoln. McLeod 

Septinuis. By W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

My Lady of I he Snows. By Margaret A. Brown 

Letters of Jennie Allen. By G. Donworth. McLeod. 
Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Briggs 
Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 


Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

Septimus. By W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 

Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 5- 

Adventures of Joshua Craig. By D. G. Phillips. C. 

Lady of the Decoration. By Frances Little. Musson. 


Anne of Green Gables. By L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McCIung. Briggs. 
Man from Brodney's. By G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 
Barrier. By Rex E. Beach. Musson. 
Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 
Riverman. By S. E. White. Musson. 


Songs of a Sourdough. By R. W. Service. Briggs. 
54-40 or Fight. By Emerson Hough. McLeod. 
Joshua Craig. By D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 
Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 
Lonesome Pine. By John Fox^ jr. McLeod. 
Web of Time. By *R. E. Knowles. Revell. 


Septimus. By W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

Web of Time. By R. E. Knowles. Revell. 

Red Mouse. By W. H. Osborne. Briggs. 

54-40, or Fight. By E. Hough. McLeod. 

Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 


Story of Old Kingston. By A. M. Machar. Musson. 

Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

The Governors. By E. P. Oppenheim. Briggs. 

Salthaven. By W. W. Jacobs. Copp. 

Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 


Septimus. By W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

Knack of It. By C. B. Loomis. Frowde. 

Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 

Queen Alexandra's Book. 

Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 


Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

Peter. By F. IL Smith. McLeod. 

Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 

Man from Brodney's. By G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 


Making of Canada. By A. C. Bradley. Copp. 
Treasure Valley. By Marian Keith. Westminster. 
Diva's Ruby. By F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 
Dominic Wildthorne. By Joseph Hocking. Copp. 
Angel. By G. Thorne. Dillingham. 
Riverman. By S. Yj. White. Musson. 

St. John. 

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

Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Brigs. » 

Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

Man from Brodney's. By G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 

Septimus. By W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 


Septimus. By W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

Peter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

Lorimer of the Northwest. By Harold Bindloss. Mc- 

Lonesome Pine. By John Fox. jr. McLeod. 

Catherine's Child. By Mrs. Herny de la Pasture. 


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

Sowing Seeds in Danny. Br. Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

Web of Time. By R. E. Knowles. Revell. 

Life of Dr. Robertson. By Ralph Connor. West- 

Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 

Illusive Pimpernel. By Baroness Orezy. Copp. 


Diana Mallory. By Mrs. Ward. Musson. 

Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, Jr. McLeod. 

Septimus. By W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

Araminta. By J. C. Snaith. Briggs. 

Jewelled Ball. By Mrs. Guest. Cambridge. 

My Lady of the Snows. By M. A. Brown. Briggs. 


A 1st place counts 10 points. 
A 2nd place counts 8 points. 
A 3rd place counts 7 points. 
A 4th place counts 6 points. 
A 5th place counts 5 points. 
A 6th place counts 4 points. 

Canadian Summary. 


Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, Jr 8.^) 

Septimus. By W. J. Locke 71 

Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Nellie L. McClung. 72 

Peter. By P. H. Smith 67 

Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli 48 

Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston 3?i 

NOTE — Owing to pressure on our space we are com- 
pelled to omit the lists sent in this month from Belle- 
ville, Chatham, St. Catharines, St. Thomas, Mooeton 
and Stratford. 




have in active preparation 
many new styles of binding 
and distinctive editions of 
their well-known 

Standard Sets, 

Crowell's Poets, 

Handy Volunne 

Chiswick Calendars, 

Verona Booklets, 

and other lines. Their il- 
lustrated and gift books are 
especially choice and at- 

They also announce strong 
new books by Imogen Clark, 
Charles F. Dole, Lilian Gask, 
Oliver Huckel, Charles E. 
Jefferson, Tudor Jenks, T. 
Calvin McClelland, J. Walk- 
er McSpadden, Orison S. 
Marden, J. R. Miller, Mont- 
rose J. Moses, E. O. Otis, 
James Otis, Edwin L. Sabin, 
Frances C. Sparhawk, Hes- 
ba Stretton, E. M. Wilmot- 
Buxton, and other notable 

Watch for their special an- 


(Continued from page 58.) 
goes for naught. Officialdom and influence j'ield you noth- 
ing. Readers place a ban on no one, and the production 
of a son of a chimney-sweep, if worthy, is as welcome t(> 
a magazine or publishing house as that of the scion of a 
millionaire, and is accorded as enthusiastic appreciation. 
The only force that tells in this battle is merit, pure and 
simple — the ability to personally 'deliver the goods.' 

"As to the methods which should be employed to in- 
crease the interest of young Canadians in books, our 
public school readers should, where merit warrants it, 
contain selections in prose and verse, from Canadian 
authors," added the speaker. 

The most famous pulpiteer in America, Rev. Dwight 
Hillis, was once prevailed upon to write a book. It was 
thought that, as he was such an outstanding figure and 
so commanding an orator, a production from his pen would 
immediately meet with success. The work was an awful 

"There is an intrinsic judgment seat in literature, sov- 
ereign and arbitrary," continued Mr. Knowles, "and a 
novel depends for its success on the real worth of its 
power to grip. The distinctive quality of fiction is its or- 
iginal creation. A great name in some other arena, or the 
unbounded popularity of a previous work, does not avail. 
It is no warrant for success; no guarantee of a wide sale. 
A publisher cannot tell what is going to take and what is 
not. I suppose the most widely read book in America was 
'I'l His Steps,' by Chas. M. Sheldon. The manuscript 
was offered to the Fleming H. Revell Co., who returned 
it. In less than six months, so insistent had become the 
demand, they had to purchase 225,000 copies to meet the 
wants of their patrons. A writer or a publisher, could 
lie forsee the future, would indeed be happy. Many an 
author has written a work for which there was a universal 
call, and the publisher, to secure his next production, has 
paid him a royaltj' in advance. In not a few instances a 
succeeding book from the same pen has not met with one- 
quarter the sale of its predecessor. One can never tell, 
to use a colloquial expression, how a book will 'catch on.' 
My publishers tell me that Canadians, population con- 
sidered, are the best book^buying people in the world. In 
other words, the residents of Canada in proportion to 
t'heir number, purchase more copyright works that the 
citizens of any other country." 

"Yes," he concluded, "many writers are pursuing 
the same path, all clamoring for recognition, and pattern-' 
ing their product after some original who has blazed the 
way, but the work that will live will not be after any 
particular type of fiction. It will be the outpouring of a 
great soul, the recital of human experience, the liberation 
of imagination — something that will have strength, ten- 
derness and freedom as well as the power and pathos to 
stir and stimulate those making their way along life's 
rugged road, with new hope, fresh courage, and unfalter- 
ing faith." 

— G. B. V. B. 

T^l^grapH Oodes 

A B C Code, oth Edition. F-nglish 

A B C Code. 3th Edition. Sp.inish 

ABC Code. 4tli Edition " HOO 

A I Code. " T.Fio 

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Despite the fact that he has written four historical 
works on Canada, A. G. Bradley is neither a Canadian 
nor does he reside in this country. He is on the con- 
trary an Englishman and he lives at Rye in Sussex, 
England. He is now in his sixtieth year and is produc- 
ing books at the rate of about three a year on historical 
and topographical subjects. His interest in Canada was 
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made easy by a residence of some twelve years in Vir- 
ginia after his graduation from C/amhridge. Thcnigh he 
wrote several books and made numerous contributions 
to periodicals i)rior to 18!)5, he did not begin to write 
regularly until then. He contributed the chapter on 
"The Conquest of Canada" to the Cambridge Modern 
History and the life of "General Wolfe" to the English 
.Men of Action Series. In HK)0 he published his "Fight 
with France for North America," and in li)02 his "Can- 
ada in the Twentieth Century." The sequel to the 
former "The Making of Canada" has recently appeared. 
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Harmsvvoith's "History of the World," and is the au- 
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Canadian subjects. 


A writer in ( 'liambers's .Jcnirnal has been making 
some eniiuirics into the publication of new books in Bri- 
tain aiui iiresents some interesting comparisons, based 
on the statist'ics of the past three years. New books arc 
divided into six classes. One goes under the title of 
"Fiction and .Juvenile Works, etc," a second is "Theo- 
logy and Philosoi)hy," a third is "History and Bio- 
graphy," a fouith is "Arts and Sciences," a lifth is 
"Poetry and the Drama," and the sixth is "Travels, 
etc." Most i)Co|)lc, if asked to set down the order in 
which the various classes stand, would place fiction 
first. History and Biography second, Travels third. Arts 
and Sciences fourth, Theology and Philosophy fifth and 
Poetry and the Drama sixth. What is the actual case i 
Fiction, of course, leads by a big margin every year. 
But in 1!(05, Theology and Philosophy stood second, 
with History and Biography, Arts and Sciences, J'oetry 

and the Drama, and Tia\eis, etc. in the order named. 
In 1906 the various classes ranked the same but in 1907 
there was an upheaval. Arts and Sciences take second 
place, Theology and Philosoi)hy third, History and 
Biography fouith, Traveis fifth and Poetry and the 
Drama sixth. Alter all, however, the increase in the 
number of reprints is the most notable feature in modern 
British publishing, 'f'he output of three years ago has 
been almost doubled. 

F. Clifford Smith of Montreal, who will be best re- 
called as the author of the drama, "The Sword of 
Damocles," has made a collection of his short stories, 
which will be published in the near future in book form, 
with the title, "The Fencing Master." These stories, 
which have all appeared in leading English and Ameri- 
can magazines, include "The Mills of the Cods," "From 
out of the Night," "Reveillon," "The Silence of the 
Plains" and six others. 

Recently I had an interesting conversation with a 
Toronto publisher on the subject of Canadian books. He 
is a firm believer in the ultimate appreciation in value 
of nearly every book published in the Dominion. So 
strongly does he hold this view, that he is buying up 
books right and left and is making a collection of Cana- 
diana that can only be excelled by the larger public 
libraries. He bases his opinion on two contributory 
conditions, — first, the small editions of most contempor- 
ary books and second, the rapid growth of our popula- 
tion. T'ltimately there will not be enough cojiies of the 

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books to g'o around and then prices will beg'in to rise. 
That this Lime is not iar distant is evidenced by the in 
creased value of certain books published only a few 
years ago. When questioned as to the relative values of 
Canadian books printed in England and Canadian 
books, printed in Canada, he stated that in the eyes of 
the collector, the latter would have the greater value. 

"What about the genuine Canadian book, anyway ? 
Is there really an appreciable demand for it, and if so, 
is the demand increasing ?" This was a question I put 
to this same publisher and 1 was glad to learn from 
him, that the real Canadian book has a field and a 
growing field. "I wish 1 had more Canadian books," 
said the publisher. "Last year we had quite a few 
good titles and they sold well. This year there is a 
scarcity of them and I am sorry. If we had them, I am 
confident that we could sell them." This being the case, 
why should we despair of "building up a (Canadian litera- 
ture ? If the work of the Canadian author is appre- 
ciated, as the publisher's remarks would indicate, there 

ho is prepared to support it unqualifiedly. One poor 
book is enough to spoil a publisher's reputation and 
may be enough to give our Canadian literature a seriou.^ 

Owing to the appointment of her husband as Su- 
preme Court Keporter at Vancouver, B.C., Isabel Kccle- 
stone Mackay has removed from her old home in Wood- 
stock, Ontario, in order to take up her resHdence in the 
western city. Mrs. MacKay is probably best known as 
a writer of verse, her poetry ranking high among that 
of contemporary Canadian pcjets. She has also produced 
some short stearics of merit, which have appeared in 
such magazines as Cassell's, St. Nicholas, Red Hook. 
Canadian, Header, People's and the Idloi'. In the course 
of a letter Mrs. MacKay writes, "I have lived all my 
life in Woodstock so that the change will be a very com- 
I)lete one and will, I think, have a stimulating effect. 
One hates to leave ones native place and can never for- 
get it but the world is getting so small now that soon 
a trip to Vancouver and back will be all in the day's 

A Canadian Poetess of distinction, who is to become a resident of Vancouver. 

will be encouragement for the embryo writers of the 
country to co'me forth and publish books. 

There is a custom in Canada, which is probably 
more noticeable here than it is elsewhere because of the 
comparatively small number of our publications, of 
authors paying for the publication of their own books. 
The reason for this can be readily understood. A new 
and unknown author, unless his or her work is of sur- 
passing merit, naturally cannot find a publisher to take 
the risk of publication. If the book is to be published, 
the author must lend a hand and provide at least a part 
of the money necessary to print and bind the book. Un- 
fortunately there are authors whose work is so mediocre 
that it would be better for the sake of their own feel- 
ings and for the credit of Canada, if their books were 
never published. It is a debatable point whether a pub- 
lisher should consent to put his name on a book, unless 

Kobert J. C. Stead has been winning much well- 
deserved praise for his book of poems, "The Empire 
Builders." He has lately been nicknamed "the poet of 
the prairies," — a name which seems to be entirely appro- 
l)riate, as much of his work has to do with life on the 
western plains. Just to show how this book is "catch- 
ing on" we are informed that the manager of one of the 
large insurance companies in the west, having seen Mr. 
Stead's book advertised, ordered a copy, and Mr. Stead 
was agreeably surprised a week or so later to receive 
an order from him for 75 copies, which he stated he was 
going to give to each one of the company's representa- 
tives. He also stated that in his library of hundreds of 
volumes he had no book between two covers which he 
prized as highly as Mr. Stead's volume, and intimated 
that this is the kind ol literature which Canadians 
should read. 

W. A. C. 



Professor Goldwin Smith's famous Toronto Residence, the Mecca of all Literary Visitors to Canada. 

Goldwin Smith, the Sage of the Grange 

Interesting Side Lights on Canada's Most Dis- 
tinguished Literary Man — How He Spends his 
Day — The Doyen of Canadian Journalism. 

The oldest and most disUiif^uislied aullior in Canada 
is (loldwin Sinitli, "the Sag;e of the (Jrange." And yet, 
ihe mere term "author" is scaicely an approjjriate one in 
this case, for the veteran writer is a scholar, teaclun-, 
critic, reviewer, historian, philosopher and journalist as 
well. In fact he often de-scribes himself as a journalist 
and takes a pride in being associated with the printing 
art. In his eighty-sixth year he is never idle, and, to 
borrow a newspaper expression, he "grinds out more 
copy" than many literary men half his age. He was 
never known to use a slip-shod or careless phrase, never 
guilty of padding, redundancy, monotony, or any of the 
minor offences which frequently characterize productions 
emanating from much less busy men than the venerable 
litterateur. Since his removal to Canada thirty-eight 
years ago he has made his home in Toronto. His quaint, 
historic, ivy clad residence on Grange Road is one of the 
show places of Toronto, with its wide stretch of lawn 
and magnificent old elm trees. With ninety years to its 
credit "the Grange" enjoys the distinction of being the 
oldest standing residence in Toronto. Its historic charm 
and park-like surrouudings make it an ideal literary re- 

treat. Externally the house is most interesting, but a 
glimpse of the interior reveals much more of the home- 
like comforts and appointments of the ancient abode — 
its wide, old-fashioned hallway, its Cromwellian dining 
room and its ample library. It liaS been well said that 
"the very atmosphere of the apartments seems to stimu- 
late memory and thought and it only needs a glance at 
the crowded book shelves to have a further incentive to 
wield the pen. It must be as easy for Goldwin Smith to 
write essays in "The Grange" as for Wordsworth to have 
penned sonnets at "Rydal Park." 

The Purpose of This Article. 

Goldwin Smith has been called "the greatest living 
master of style in the English language," but there are 
more remarkable things to be said about this great 
thinker and zealous worker. He is a newspaper man in 
the best sense of the term, and for years has never been 
without an organ through which to communicate his opi- 
nions to the public on all questions of current interest. 
To review his busy life in detail would require many 
pages. Rather is it the purpose of this sketch to outline 



briefly some outstandinp; fcat.ures of the man, his methods 
of work, his daily life, hobbies and associations. He has 
been identified with many causes, and iiis labors in the 
line of educational, legislative, political, industrial and 
social reform are all so widely ]<nown, and their worth 
so generally recogni/ed, that to treat of them at length 
would read like a homily on the weather, spring floods 
or other trite topics. 

University Connections. 

Goldwin Smith's name is held dear at Oxford and 
other seats of learning, including Cornell University at 
Ithica, N.Y., where for three years he was lecturer on 
English Constitutional History. So popular was he with 
the students that, even to this day, the alumni affection- 
ately refer to him as "Goldie" while, six years ago, when 
the new $300,000 Hall of Humanities was dedicated, it 
was named "Goldwin Smith Hall" in honor of him who 
was one of the founders of the University and is still 
professor emeritus of that great institution. 

His Coming to Canada. 

"I well remember Mr. Goldwin Smith when he first 
came to Toronto," said an old, personal friend the other 
day. "I was then a resident graduate in the University 
College residence and it was in the month of June. The 
sun shone brightly and the air was warm and delightful. 
I was studying law at the time and, being an officer of 
the University Association, I was delegated to go down 
to the Queen's hotel and ask Mr. Smith to be present at 
our annual convocation and dinner in the evening. I saw 
a tall, spare, wiry and active gentleman with a kindly 
smile and a pleasant greeting. He consented to attend 
and, when he entered the hall, the students gave him an 
enthusiastic welcome. I recall one characteristic sentence 
in the address which he made upon that occasion, al- 
though it is nearly forty years ago. He was speaking of 
his own Alma Mater and said. This beautiful day and 
tihese ideal surroundings remind me, as I look into your 
bright, young faces, of my own dear Oxford in the green 
summer time. He has a fine imagination and he pictured 
so graphically the scenes around the famous English seal 
of learning, we could almost realize that we had been 
students there ourselves. I have never known him to 
have a day's illness and I prize his friendship to-day as 
one of my rarest possessions ; he is in every way a lov- 
able old gentleman. I have never met a more genial host 
or a more hospitable citizen, while his charitable under- 
takings have been countless. His generous liberality and 
kindnesses have never been proclaimed from the house 
tops, and the public little know of the extent of his ben- 
evolence. Goldwin Smith is a fearless, powerful and in- 
cisive writer, but he is never unfair, and has never de- 
scended to use a coarse, ungentlemanly or cowardly ex- 
pression. His attitude and sentiments on all occasions 
are his own, and, although with many others I have not 
always been able to agree with him, still there has never 
been other than pleasantness in our personal- relations. 
Mentally, he is as alert as half a century ago, while 
physically he is uncommonly active for one of his advanc- 
ed years, yet to look at him, so thin in build and spare 
in frame and figure, with his walking stick, his constant 
companion, in his hand, and with a slight student stoop, 
one wonders where he stores up so much bodily energy 
and vitality." 

Doyen of Canadian Journalism. 

Editors and reporters often refer to Goldwin Smith 
as the "Doyen of Canadian Journalism." For years he 
has been an honorary member of the Canadian Press As- 
sociation, and, until the last year or two, usually attend- 

ed the annual gatherings and banquets of that body where 
he was always given an enthusiastic reception and ac- 
corded the post of lionor. For nearly a generation he has 
written several hundred words every week for the Farm- 
ers' .Sun under his favorite pseudonym "Bystander," and 
his utterances are widely quoted in the newspapers of the 
Dominion. In other years he was a contributor to The 
Week, The Bystander, The Nation and The Can- 
adian Monthly. He began his journalistic work as a 
contributor to The London Times and was on the staff 
of The Saturday Review. His observations have al- 
ways lent strength and value to any publication. Letters 
from his pen frequently appear in "The Spectator" and 
other high-class English journals on subjects of current 

His Day's Work. 

Nine o'clock every morning^ finds him in liis well equip- 
ped library, ready for a big forehoon's work. Some of 
his literary productions are dictated to his private secre- 
tary, Mr. T. Arnold Haultain, but much is written hv 
himself, in a clear, steady hand with few alterations. He 
continues his labors until lunch hour. The afternoons in 
the winter are devoted largely to reading and in the sum- 
mer to strolling in his spacious grounds, or enjoying a 
drive around the city. "The Grange" is a hospitable 
home, and no Englishman or foreigner of note would le- 
gard liis visit to Toronto as complete without calling 
upon the master, who is an intimate friend of Rt. Hon. 
James Bryce, Lord Rosebery and other distinguished 
statesmen. He is never happier than when surrounded by 
a coterie of friends. He is fond of music, plays a goo<; 
game of billiards, and in whist is no mean antagonist. lie 
never plays bridge but does not disdain a game of pa- 
tience. He retires about ten o'clock and at times, when 
he does not rest well, he will get up, and coming down 
to his library, will engage in his favorite literary work 
imtil he feels disposed to return to his room. Mr. Smitli 
ascribes his longevity to his simple, careful living and 
his regular habits. While at Oxford he kept his horse 
and used it freely, and he also followed the hounds on 
many occasions. He is an advocate and supporter of 
sports and athletics of all kinds, and it is not so long 
ago that lie was seen bowling on the green on the 
grounds of the yacht club at the island. 

An Original Thinker. 

Of industrious temperament, ripe scholarship, and the 
recipient of the highest honors and degrees in the world 
of letters, he prefers to be known as plain Goldwin Smith, 
his name unadorned by any prefix such as "Professor" or 
"Doctor," by which title he is occasionally addressed by 
those who know him less intimately. For over half a cen- 
tury Goldwin Smith has been in the very forefront of Eng- 
lish writers and reviewers. He wields a prolific but not a 
bitter pen. He is a great critic but his treatment of any 
subject is always couched in temperate and dignified lan- 
guage. He has never curried favor with any cause or 
party, has not trimmed his sails to catch passing breezes 
of approval, but has ever been a deep and original thinker. 
His convictions are the result of earnest, serious study. 
He is plain and out-.spol*en in his judgments and opinions 
and his attitude is never uncertain on what he conceived 
to be the right. Severe criticism docs not disturb aim, 
and, while the press on different occasions has read him 
sharp lectures as to the course he should pursue, he has 
not, for an instant, deviated from the path which he con- 
sidered the proper one to follow— thorny and difficult as 
it might appear to be. An uncompromising opponent of 
mere party expediency and a staunch enemy of growing 
political corruption and immorality, he has always firmly 



held his ground. A consistent advocate of municipal, Ic- 
Rislalive, and educational reform, he has been a resolute 
champion of these causes. He is a warm friend of labor 
and of the working man, but an enemy of socialism. In 
politics he stylos himself a "moderate liberal." While re- 
sident in England he took an active part on several occa- 
sions in the general elections and was pressed, time and 
again, to hecome a candidate. Otr one occasion, he nar- 
rowly missed a nomination by the non receipt of a tele- 
gram at the psychological moment. It is understood that 
he has declined similar offers of puhlic confidence in Can- 
ada. Mt. Smith is a regular attendant at the little Bap- 
tist church near his home and is a firm believer in the 
principle of entire separation of Church and State. 

His Career. 

A passing reference may be made to a few salient 
events, in a record so studded with dramatic incidents. 
ITis father was a practising physician in Cheshire, Eng- 
land, and a man of considerable wealth. His gifted son 
was born at Reading and was educated at Eton and after- 
wards at Oxford, where he pursued a brilliant course, 
winning many prizes and scholarships, particularly in the 
ancient languages and English composition. University 
College was his Oxford College but he was also a fellow 
of Magdalen. .\ sidelight of interest, is that, although he 
studied law and was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn 
in 1817, he never practised the profession. For eight 
years he was Regius Professor of Modern History at Ox- 
ford and during the American war, he was a statmch 
champion of the North. Goldwin Smith has always been 
a '/ealous and powerful friend of civil and religious liberty 
and a champion of the oppressed in England. In 1863 he 
wrote a learned and vigorous work — "noes the Bible 
Sanction American Slavery ?" Following it came a treat- 
ise on "The Morality of the Emancipation Proclamation." 
About that time he paid his first visit to the United 
States, where, on a lecturing tour, he was given a most 
enthusiastic welcome, Brown University conferring upon 
him the degree of LL.D. which distinction, hy the way, 
has been subsequently bestowed upon him by Oxford, 
Princeton, Toronto and other famous seats of learning. 
Returning to England he published "England and Amer- 
ica" and "The Civil War in America." In 18f;8, having 
resigned liis chair at Oxford, he made his second trip to 
the United States and until his removal to Toronto in 
1871, was on the staff of the then newly founded Cornell 
T^niversity to which institution, it is said, he intends to 
leave his brains as a legacy in accordance with a stipu- 
lation made some years ago. In 1875 he married Harriet, 
daughter of Thomas Dixon, Boston, Mass., and widow of 
Wm. Henry Boulton, Toronto. They have no family. 

His Principal Works. 

The devotion and zeal of Goldwin Smith in literary, 
educational and historical work has never ceased. A long 
list of books on history, religion, national politics, philo- 
sophy and biography he has to his credit, yet a far great- 
er bulk of material in his constant contributions to the 
newspapers and periodicals of his day. Among the most 
widely known and also the most widely read works of 
this great scholar, able champion, and unflincliing icono- 
clast, are "Irish History and Irish Character," "Lectures 
on Modern History," "Three English Statesmen, Crom- 
well, Pitt and Pym," "Essays on Reform," "The Irish 
Question," "The Relations between American and Eng- 
land," "A Short History of England, down to the Re- 
formation," "William Cowper," "The Conduct of 
England to Ireland,'- "False Hopes," "Canada and 
the Canadian Curstioii," "A Trip to England," 
"Oxford and Her Colleges," "Bay Leave.<, Trans- 

lation from the Latin Poets," "Specimens of Greek Tra- 
gedy," "Essays on (Questions of the Day," "Guesses at 
the Riddle of Existence." "A Political History of Eng- 
land," and many other productions. 

It has been stated that Goldwin Smith has been en- 
gaged from time to time, preparing for publication a 
book of "reminiscences " concerning men, incidents and 
events in connection with his long, active career. Of 
him an admirer has truly said : "When he lays down his 
pen in this life it will only be because of a call to the 
life bevond." 


From the official list of copyrights as published in 
the Canada Gazette have been deleted all titles, of music, 
photos, etc., only those of books being retained. 

20667. "Lovell's Commercial Compendium for 1009." 
Statutes compiled and edited by John Delatre Falcon- 
bridge, M.A., LL.B fJBook). John Lovell & Son, Lim- 
ited, Montreal, 11th March. 

20668. "Lovell's Law Annual, 1909" (Book). John 
Lovell & Son, Limited, Montreal, 11th March. 

20669. "Joseph Howe." A' sketch with a chronology. 
By Joseph Andrew Chisholm, K.C. (Book). Joseph An- 
drew Chisholm, Halifax, Uth March. 

20682. "O Canada, Our Favored Land." (Book of 
Poems). George Clark Holland, Ottawa. 13th March. 

20687. "Directory of Vancouver Island and the Ad- 
jacent Islands, 1909." (Book). Provincial Publishing 
Co., \ictoria, B. C, 15th March. 

20694. "Spong's Account Collection Register." (Book) 
Charles Edward Spong, Toronto, 15th March. 

20695. "Wire Fences and Posts." By E. L. Dyer. 
(Book.) E. L. Dyer, Toronto, i6th^March. 

206't8. "Mail Order Sermonette-s." (Book.) Hiram 
Wesley McCurdy, Toronto, 16th March. 

20699. "A Chicago Episode." Story. (Temporary 
Copyright.) .\nnie A. Bond, Winnipeg, 16th March. 

20700. "A Hospital Nurse of tlic Old School." (Tem- 
porary Copyright.) Annie A. Bond, Wiimipeg, 16th 

20701. "C.L.C. Tombola, Cook Book." Mary Eliz- 
abeth AlacPhee and Bertha Grace Kirkpatrick, Cornwall, 
Out,., 16th March. 

20709. "Notman's Photogra;)hic Series, Volvmie VH; 
Newfoundland." (Album.) Wm. Notman c*c Son, Mont- 
leal, 19th March. 

20712. "Le Canada Ecclesiastique 
(Livre.) Librairie Beauch<'niin Limitee 

20717. "Child of Destiny." By William J. Fischer. 
(Book.) William J. Fischer, Waterloo, Ont., 20th March. 

20719. "Some Facts." (Book.) Clarence W. Noble, 
Toronto, 20th March. 

20725. "The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1909." 
Edited hy Captain Ernest J. Chambers. (Book.) Ernest 
J. Chambers, Ottawa, 21th March. 

20739. "The Essentials of Health." A Text Book on 
.vnatomy. Physiology and Hygiene. By Charles H. Stow- 
(11, 1\I.D. With an .Article on the Prevention and Treat- 
ment of Tuberculosis, by C. J. Fagan, M.D. The Educa- 
tional Hook Companv of Toronto, Limited, Toronto, 29th 

207 17. "Line Fences .\ct." By James Morrison 
(ileiin, K.C., LL.B. (Book.) The Municipal World, Lim- 
ited, St. Thomas, Ont., 31st March. 

20751. "Conjuror's House." A Romance of the Free 
Forest. By Stewart Edward White. (Book.) McLeod ct 
.Mien, Toronto, 31st March. 

pour 1909." 
Montreal, 19 


What the Publishers are Providing for Canadian Readers 

List of Fiction Continues to Grow 
— Several Important Novels 
Announced — Other New Books. 

"The Flig-ht frorn Siberia" by Suois/.cvvski, will be 
published about the end of the present month by the 
Copp, Clark Co. 

The Copp, Clark Co. expect to ha\e ready shortly 
a Canadian edition of Conan Doyle's "Hound the Fire 
Stories." ($l.'.i5). 

The Copp, Clark Co. announce a snaall 32-pag'e book 
to retail at 10 cents, containing- "Rules for Bridge, 
Euchre, Whist, Cinch, Pinocle and Five Hundred." 

Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, has ready a 
third edition of "Septimus" by W. J. Locke, demon- 
strating- the continued popularity of this clever novel. 

"The New Book of the Horse," by Charles Richard- 
son, hunting editor of The Field, is to be published this 
summer by Cassell & Co. in fortnightly parts, the first 
part to appear on May 25. 

McLeod & Allen have recently published the follow- 
ing fiction titles : "The Special Messenger" by Robert 
W. Chambers, "Loaded Dice," by EUery H. Clark, "Tho 
Butler's Story" by Arthur Train. 

The Macmillan Co. of Canada have published a 
fourth edition of "The Cliff End" by Booth. The new 
edition contains a colored frontispiece and many black- 
and-white illustrations. The previous editions were not 

A steady demand for the Biographical Edition of tho 
works of Robert Louis Stevenson in both cloth and 
leather and the Pocket Ed'ition of the works of George 
Meredith is noted by the Copp, Clark Co., who carry 
both editions in stock. 

Since our last issue the Copp, Clark Co. have puo- 
lished "Fraternity," by John Galsworthy, "The Bio- 
graphy of a Silver Fox" by Ernest Thompson Seton and 
"The Climbing Courvatels" by Edward W. Townsend, 
a society story by the author of "Chimmie Fadden." 

An important religious work on Cassell & Co.'s 
spring list is "Faith : the Word and the Thing," by the 
Bishop of Durham. Tt is a volume that will be appre- 
ciated by thoughtful people, who, in these days of 
theological unrest, seek for a wise and experienced guide. 

The Copp, Clark Co. announce for publication on 
April 16, "A King in Khaki," by Henry Mitchell Webs- 
ter, author of "The Whispering Man," illustrated by 
Rose O'Neil Wilson. It Hs a story of finance, with scene 
laid in Jamaica with a dashing love romance inter- 

The Copp, Clark Co. have arranged for a Canadian 
edition of Robert Grant's new novel "The Chippendales." 
The Chippendales are an old Boston family whose life is 
invaded by Blaisdell, a typical modern man of affairs. 
The author has made the most of his characters and 

The Macmillans will publish at once Mr. Wells' 
"Tono-Bungay," which was the best seller in England 
last month. In this book the author has left the field 
of mysticism, to which he has devoted himself in his 
later books, and returns to the vein that produced 
"Kipps," and "Love and Mr. Lewisham." 

Canadian readers are to have an opportunity of see- 
ing a book by "Rita" very shortly, entitled "The House 
called Hurrish." "Rita" has a great following in Eng- 
land, and the Macmillans have taken an edition of her 
new book to introduce her to (Canadians. She is pro- 
bably best known as being the author of "The Masquer- 
ad ers." 

Frank Danby's new book "Sebastian," or as the 
title is in England, "An Incompleat Etonian," will be in 
the hands of the Macmillan's shortly. This might be 
described best, possibly, as something between "Pigs in 
Clover," and "The Heart of a Child." The character 
delineation is very strongly done, and it is bound to 
make a place for itself in the Canadian field. 

The fotthcoming De Morgan book may i)ossibly hn 
published in two volumes, which will be a startling in 


Author of " The Scarlet Pimpernel ' 
and "The Elusive Pimpernel." 

novation on present-day methods of publishing. The 
Canad'ian publishers, Oxford University Press, expect 
the work to be ready in the early summer. The title 
will be : "It could never occur again." 

"Everyday .Japan," by Arthur Lloyd, M.A., is a 
descriptive book, the product of twenty-five years' resi- 
dence and work in the country. In this sense it is au- 
thoritative, Ml-. Lloyd having been privileged to wit- 
ness the development of the nation at close quarters. 



The book contains eig^ht colored plates and 9G reproduc- 
tions from photographs. (Cassell & Co.) 

The Musson Book Co. announce the publication of 
"From Island to Empire : a short history of the expan- 
sion of England by force of arms." Tt is the work of 
.John S. C. Bridge. ($1.50). Other new books announc- 
ed by this house are "The Story of the Submarine," by 
Colonel C. Field, "Coins and How to Know Them," by 
G. B. Rawlings, and "American Poultry Culture" by R. 
B. Sando, ($1.25). 

The Macmillans will publish shortly "Retribution," 
by the author of "When it Was Dark." The .story deals 
with a famous kidnapping case in London, and the pur- 
suit of the criminals over Europe by motor and electric 
launch. They will also have shortly a new book by a 
new writer — Miss Napier's "The Heart of a Gypsy." 
The scene of this novel is laid in Exmoor, that never- 
failing fount of "copy" for novelists. 

Illustration fromi "Comrades," by Thomas Dixon, .Ir, 

This month McLeod & Allen will complete their 
spring list by the publication of "The Man in Lower 
Ten" by Mary Roberts Rinehart, author of "The Cir- 
cular Staircase"; "Without a Shadow" by Oliver Caboi; 
"Hearts are Trumps" by Alexander Otis ; "Trolley 
Folly" by Henry Wallace Phillips ; "Elusive Isabel" by 
.Jacques Futrelle ; "The Other Side of the Door" by 
Lucia Chamberlain and "Infatuation" by Lloyd Os- 

Hodder and Stoiighton, lyondon, will publish through 
the Canadian liranch of the Oxford University Press, 
Toronto, during the year, the following novels : "Rose 
of the Wilderness" by S. R. Crockett ; "The Fortunate 
Prisoner," by Max Pemberton ; "The Lady of Blossom," 
by H. Rider Haggard ; "The Cage," by Harold Bcg- 
bie ; "The One Who Came After," by David Lyall ; 
"Bwd and Free," by John Oxenham ; "The Fair Re- 

fugee," by Maurice Gerard, and a new novel, the title 
of which has not yet been announced, by A. E. W. 

Novels which the Macmillans report as still havmg 
an excellent sale are : Alfred Ollivant's "The (Jentle 
man," Miss Dougall's "The Paths of the Righteou-;," 
and Herrick's "Together." The largely increased sale 
of this last title is probably due to the absurd attack 
upon it by a so-called "Purity Committee" in Olt.iwi. 
They attempted to have the book barred at the customs 
and from the mails. It is needless to state that they 
were unable to carry out their wishes. 

Miss Ramsay's "The Straw" is now in its tnuith 
edition in almost as many weeks. It is a story laid in 
the field of the famous Quorn Hunt in Leicestershir'-. 
The mystery connected with murder in the story is said 
to be drawn from an affair that actually happened a 
year or two ago, and caused a great sensation not only 
there but all over England. The key to the mystery is 
successfully withheld from the reader until the last line 
of the last page in the book. (Macmillan Co.) 

The following is the complete list of new titles added 
this season by Cassell & Co. to the People's Library : 
"Guy Mannering" and "Heart of Midlothian" by Scott ; 
"Hard Cash," by Reade ; "Whitefriars," by Robinson ; 
"Leaves of Grass," by Whitman ; "Legends and Lyrics" 
by Procter ; "Two Years Ago," by Kingsley ; "Bar- 
chester Towers," by Trollope ; "Peter Simple," by 
Marryat ; "The Life of Nelson," by Southey ; "Tales of 
Mystery and Imagination," by Poe ; "Life of Christ," 
l)y Farrar ; "Faust," by Goethe ; "Swiss Family Rob- 
inson," by Wyss, and "Compleat Angler," by Walton. 

Paul Pierce, editor of "What to Eat," the food 
magazine and Honorary Commissioner of Foods at the 
Jamestown Exposition, has prepared four books on en- 
tertainments, which the Copp, Clark Co. handle in 
Canada. "Parties and Entertainments" contains new 
and novel suggestions for all occasions. "Dinners and 
Luncheons" contains sentiments and quotations for din- 
ner menus, table stories, toasts, etc. "Breakfasts and 
Teas" describes the bon voyage breakfast, club break- 
fast, colonial tea, etc. "Suppers" offers great oppor- 
tunity for the display of original ideas. These books 
sell at 60 cents each. 

Cassell & Co. present a lengthy and attractive spring 
list, in which all classes of books are represented. Their 
fiction list is particularly strong, having as a leader 
Mrs. Humphry Ward's new novel, "Daphne, or Marriage 
a la Mode." Following this are : "The Yellow God," 
by H. Rider Haggard ; "The Show Girl," by Max Pem- 
berton ; "The Sword of the Lord," by Joseph Hock- 
ing ; "The Interrupted Kiss," by Richard Marsh ; "The 
Red Saint," by Warwick Deeping ; "Sir Gregory's 
Silence," by A. W. Marchmont ; "The Conquest of 
Chrystabel," by Mrs. Vaizey ; "Peggy the Daughter," 
by Katharine Tynan ; "A Royal Ward," by Percy J. 
Brebner, etc. 

The Cop)), Clark Co. will have ready shortly new 
editions of .Jacks' "Masterpieces in Color," in which 
three of the original volumes will be grouped into one. 
Thus "Great English Portrait Painters of the 18th 
Century" will be made uj) of the volumes on Reynolds, 
Gainsborough and Romney ; "Leaders of the English 
Pre-Raphaelites" will consist of Rosetti, Hunt and 
Millais ; "Three Great Florentine Painters" will be 
made up of Fra Angelico, Botticelli and Leonardo : 
"Three Great Portrait Painters of the 17th Century" 
includes Rembrandt. Hals and Velasquez ; and "Three 
Great Modern Painters," Leighton, Burne-Jones anc} 
W])! tier, The price of each volume is $1,50, 


A Survey of the Canadian Literary Field. 

Conditions Still Dormant — Prospects of an Active 
Spring Season — Several New Books Announced. 

In the new set of titles just added to Everyman's 
Library is to be found Captain F. Marryat's "Settlers 
in Canada." 

"The People of the IMains" is to be the title of Mrs. 
Paget's book on the Indians of the Northwest, which 
William Brings will publish within a few months. A 
preliminary announcement of this book was made last 

A practical treatise on "Swimming," by Sheffield, 
the champion swimmer of Canada, is announced for 
early publication by the Musson Book Co. It will con- 
tain chapters on all kinds of fancy swimming and IJie 

Moffat, Yard &' Co., New York, have just published 
H. Addington Bruce's "Romance of American Expan- 
sion," in which the author gives a comprehensive ac- 
count of the territorial growth of the United States. 
Mr. Bruce is a Canadian by birth. 

"The Suitable Child" is the rather unusual title of a 
small book by Norman Duncan, which will be published 
next fall, as a Christmas story. The Canadian edition 
will be handled by Mr. Duncan's former publisher, Henry 
Prowdc of the Oxford University Press. 

The Copp, Clark Co. have in preparation a new edi- 
tion of the late Sir John G. Bourinot's "How Canada 
is Governed." It has been revised and edited by A. W. 
Duclos, B.A., B.C.L., advocate of the province of Quebec 
and one of the assistant editors of the Quebec Official 
Law Reports. 

Donald A. Fraser of Victoria, B.C., is to publish 
through William Briggs, of Toronto, a volume of poems 
entitled "Pearls and Pebbles," which is to bring lustre 
to the western province. Mr. Fraser is one of the mem- 
bers of the Wigwam Club of Victoria, which meets at 
intervals and discusses the literary efforts of its mem- 

Now that the Imperial spirit is strong, and patriot- 
ism is in the air, an announcement from William Briggs 
of a book to be entitled "The Empire Birthday Book" 
is timely. The book is being compiled by Miss Mabel 
Clint, of Montreal. It will be fashioned after the style 
of the ordinary birthday book, but will contain patriotic 
verses for each day in the year. 

A unique feature in Dr. William G. Fischer's new 
novel "Child of Destiny," which by the way is a most 
attractive-looking volume, is an illustration from a 
drawing by Signor Cattapani, an Italian count of artis- 
tic tastes, who is at piesent in Canada on a philan- 
thropic mission. The other illustrations are by George 
H. Longbridge, a Toronto artist. 

To their "Canada Series" of stories for boys and 
girls, the Musson Book Co'. have added the following 
titles : — "Ti-ti-pu." a story of Hudson's Bay, by J. 
Macdonald Oxley (35 cts.) ; "Standing the Test," by 
the same, (35 cts.) ; "Never Beaten," by E. Harc^urt 
Burrage, (50 cts.) ; "Far Snow and Water : or Life -n 
the Great Lone Land," by Edward S. Ellis (75 cts.) ; 
"Half a Dozen Boys" and "Half a Dozen Girls," by 
Anna C. Ray, (75 cts) ; "Daughters of the Dominion," 
by Bessie Marchant ; "The White Trail," a story of the 
Klonaike, by Alex, Macapoald, ($1,50). 

The biggest star in the Canadian literary firmament 
this year is Colonel Denison's "Struggle for Imperial 
Unity." To the average reader the title will not mean 
much until the book has been read, but then the full 
import and weight of meaning in the title will be thor- 
oughly realized. Not only is it a most interesting per- 
sonal reminiscence, but it will form a most valuable 
sourco-book of Canadian politics during the last forty 
years. Canada is under great obligation to the gallant 
Colonel for putting so much important material into 
permanent form which might otherwise have escaped 
the historian. It is needless to say that, being a Mac- 
millan book, 'its get-up in every way is beyond criti- 
cism. A review will be found in another column. 

J. J. Kelso, superintendent of the Department for 
Neglected Children of the Province of Ontario, is very 
much interested in the publication of Dr. Dickinson's 
book, "Your Boy ; His Nature and Nurture," which is 
shortly to appear, and expects that there will be a large 
demand for it. Doctor Dickinson has made a specialty 
of the study of boys for a great number of years, and 
his book is one of the most unique on this subject which 
has over been issued. The author is an enthusiastic 
amateur photographer, and his ability to take good 
pictures has stood him in good stead in the illustrat- 
ing of his book. The volume contains a series of illus- 
trations on every phase of boy life which will make the 
book a very charming one to all interested in boys. 
It will appeal particularly to parents, teachers and 

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1909, edited \y 
Captain Ernest J. Chambers, Gentleman Usher of the 
Black Rod, is now out and so great has been the de- 
mand that the entire edition has been taken up. The 
features of the new edition are the lists, with nddiesses, 
of the members of the newly elected Canadian House of 
Commons and of the new Legislative Assemblies in the 
provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince 
Edward Island and Saskatchewan. Complete official 
election returns are given in each case, as well as de- 
tailed returns of all bye-elections since the last issue. 
The biographical matter has been most carefully com- 
piled and forms a most valuable feature of the book. 
The 1909 edition contains considerably more matter than 
'its predecessors, but by the use of smaller type, it has 
been held within former limits. 

A few months ago a very successful series of books 
entitled the Canadian Hero Series was inaugurated with 
the publication of the initial volume, "The Story of 
Isaac Brock," by Walter R. Nursey. This book has been 
very well received by teachers and public men, and the 
next volume, to be called "Tecumseh," is being looked 
for with interest by the general public. Following up 
this series on Canadian heroes, the publishers thought 
it well to issue a volume dealing with Canadian her- 
oines, and this is to be published shortly under the 
title of "Heroines of Canadian History." The author 
is Mr. W. S. Harrington, of Napanee, Ontario. This 
volume promises to be a very interesting work as it 
contains accounts of all the leading heroines in Cana- 
dian history. William Briggs is to be congratulated on 
his enterprise in bringing out a book of this nature. 
The book will contain a group frontispiece of the her- 
rines named in the Ijook, 


Brief Reviews of Recent Important Books 

Colonel Denison's Book on 
Imperial Unity — Hon. Chs, 
Langelier's Political Remin- 
iscences — New Novels 

The publication of Colonel Denison's "Strug-g-le for 
Imperial Unity" is the notable event of the month in 
the Canadian publishing- Held. There has also been a 
larg-e output of fiction of a more or less notable char- 

Two Political Volumes. 

Georg-e T. Denison, Toronto : The Macmillan Co. of 
Canada, Limited. Cloth $2.00. Despite the criti- 
cism heard in certain quarters, that the personality 
of Colonel Denison asserts itself too strongly in this 
book, its publication is a notable event in the annals 
of Canadian literary effort. The Colonel is an en- 
thusiast and much may be pardoned to an enthusiast. 
He takes himself seriously and he takes the events 
that happen around him seriously. Consequently his 
book is weighty in tone, fraug-ht with deep purpose, 
burning with the zeal of a patriotic Canadian for the 
welfare of his native land. It is always an interest- 
ing literary treat to read the impressions of a man 
of discernment and culture, on the events which he 
has witnessed during his lifetime. When, like Colonel 
Denison, the writer has been a participant himself in 
the events he describes, the interest is bound to be 
still deeper. No political transaction of any impor- 
tance has occurred in Canada during the past forty 
years, in which the gallant Colonel has not taken a 
keen and active part. All these events are touched 
upon in the present volume and much new light is 
shed on several of them. Probably the most inter- 
esting section of the book is that devoted to an ex- 
posure of the negotiations which were entered into 
in the early nineties between a group of men in the 
T'nited States and another group in Canada looking 
towards the ultimate union of the two countries. 
This movement in favor of commercial union, as it 
was designated, was bitterly opposed by Colonel 
Denison and his friends and, from the narrative, we 
would judge that it was largely through his personal 
instrumentality that the movement was nipped as 
soon as it was. The chapters in which he lays bare 
the intrigues of the men who were aiming at annex- 
ation form most entertaining reading. 

Hon. Chs. Langelier, ('. R. Sheriff of the District of 
Quebec. Quebec : Dussault & Proulx. Paper covers, 
$1.50. It wo'uld be interesting to have a translation 
of this book for the benefit of English-si)eaking Can- 
adians, for it throws a most valuable light on che 
political history of Quebec, during a period of transi- 
tion in the Lower Province. Mr. Langelier is a 
Liberal and writes from the Tviberal standpoint. He 
has the Frencliman's keen love for i)olitics, and he is 
not sparing of liis oi)i)onents. But, nothwithstanding, 
he is dealing with events, and his personal impressions 
have value. He has gone through numerous i)olitical 
campaigns ; has witnessed the decline of Conserva- and the rise of Liberalism in his province, and 
has been the friend and associate of all the political 
leaders of the period. Added to this, he wields a 
facile pen, which enables him to describe events with 
vigor. Thii« ecpiipped, he lias produced a readable 

book, which will be a valuable contribution to 
Canadian history. 

A Notable English Novel. 
THE OLD WIVES' TALE. By Arnold Bennett. Chap- 
man & Hall, London ; 6 shillings. This volume pos- 
sesses merit of a high order and may be classed with 
the best fiction of the season. If, as has been said, the 
function of the novelist is to hold the mirror up to 
nature, then has Mr. Bennett scored a success ; for, 
he has produced a distinct impression of the period 
and localities, which form the ground-work of his 
story, of the characters who live and move under his 
informing touch, and of the types he has portrayed. 
The skill and ease of the practised hand are apparent 
in breadth of drawing, in just proportion and in 
finished detail. The sisters, Constance and Sophia 
Baines, around whom are grouped minor characters 
of scarcely less interest, are strongly contrasted gen- 
eric types. Constance, in whom the passive virtues 
predominate, finds her vocation and her sphere in the 
quiet Staftordshire town in which she is born. But, 
it is in Sophia, the beautiful, the imperious, that the 
chief interest centres. After an unhappy marriage, 
and deserted by her worthless husband, we find her 
stranded in Paris, confronted by the life of that gay 
capital on its most shady side in the days of the 
siege and the commune. It is perhaps inevitable that 
in the treatment of phases of life where the sordid 
and the sensual play a part, the veil should some- 
times be cast aside and vice exhibited in all its nak- 
ed deformity, but our author has never done this, 
save to accentuate those nobler characteristics which 
repel and rise above their base surroundings. The 
native nobility of Sophia Scales enables her to move 
with a lofty detachment amid the sordid and the 
vile, bestowing kindness, yet taking on no stain from 
her associations. 

The Newest Fiction. 

THE BUTLER'S STORY. By Arthur Train. Toronto : 
McLeod & Allen. Cloth, .$1.25. A clever book that 
can be recommended. The butlei-, who had been for- 
merly in the cm])loy of an English noblemen, comes 
to America and takes service in the family of a New 
York millionaire. His impressions of New York 
society, his descriptions of social arrangements and 
social functions are inimitable. There is a semblance 
of a i)lot running through the book, which gives a 
structure on which the butler can string his com- 

BANZAI. By Parabellum, The Musson Book Co, To- 
ronto ; $1.25. A translation from the (Jerman, from 
tho standpoint of an American citizen. It deals with 
tiie possibilities and consequences of a .JajKinese inva- 
sion of the United States. On the assumption of a pro- 
bable conflict in the near futuie for the commercial 
sui)remacy of the Pacific, the author has vividly por- 
trayed all the horrors of war. Like other recent 
books of its class, in arguing the case for the proba- 
bility of war, many of its conclusions are based upon 
very uncertain premises. Nevertheless, one rises 
from its perusal with a sigh of relief at the thought 



that it is after all only fiction, and with the devoiiL 
wish tliat th'is fiction may never be translated into 

Irving- Rice. The Musson Book Co, Toronto ; $1.25. 
A simple villag-e community in central New York fut - 
nishes the author of this book with materials for his 
story. Jim Case, who figures as the village oraclo, 
is the embodiment of genial humor and homely, every- 
day philosophy. The scenes in the village store with 
Old .Tim as the presiding genius are racy and charac- 
teristic. The proper local coloring is given by a free 
use of the prevailing vernacular. 

THE EXPLORER. By William Somerset Maugham. 
The Musson Book Co., Toronto ; $1.25. Alec. Mac- 
Kenzie, a man of high ideals and patriotic sentiment, 
is the explorer. On the eve of his departure on an 
expedition into the wilds of Africa, he gives a certain 
promise to the lady whoira he loves. The keeping of 
this promise, which concerns the lady's brother, a 
worthless scamp, involves him in serious difficulty, 
and well nigh wrecks the happiness of two noble per- 
sonalities. The seriousness of the book is relieved by 
Dick Lomas and Mrs. Crowley, whose witty encoun- 
ters and untiring bon homie are quite delightful. 
They are the good fairies of the book and come to 
the rescue in several difficult situations. 

FATE'S A FIDDLER. By Edwin George Pinkham. Mc- 
Leod & Allen, Toronto ; $1.25. The interest in this 
story turns upon a will which is twice upset by the 
discovery of later wills. Though American in its 
setting, there is a touch of Dickens in the treatment 
of some of its characters and incidents, notably in 
the various members of the Bibbus family, their 
views of life and their adventures. The book is plea- 
sant reading all through and concludes happily. 

OPEN HOUSE. By Juliet Wilbor Tompkins. The Musson 
Book Co.. Toronto ; $1.25. A charming story for a 
leisure hour, (\assandra Joyce, a spoiled beauty and 
the daughter of a millionaire, is suddenly bereft of 
friends and fortune. She is thrown upon her own 
resources to obtain a livelihood. She accepts a posi- 
tion as office assistant to an eminent specialist in 
nerve disorders. Amid the human derelicts gathered 
under the hospital roof of Dr. Caspar Diman, she 
gains new views of the meaning o'f life and its duties, 
and becomes a useful and a happy woman. 

THE KINO OF ARCADIA. By Francis Lynde. Toron- 
to : McLeod & Allen. Cloth, $1.25. A great irriga- 
tion scheme, involving the construction of an enor- 
mous dam, in a western valley, is the central feature 
of this story. Bitter opposition tO' the carrying out 
of the project is made by a wealthy rancher, who 
owns most of the valley. Three engineers have been 
killed under suspicious circumstances, when the 
hero, the fourth engineer, appears on the 
scene. The story recounts the adventures 
which befall him as he continues the work. He 
falls in love with the rancher's daughter, whom he 
had met before in the east, and with her aid, he is 
finally able to clear up the mystery of his predeces- 
sors' deaths and to exonerate the rancher. 

lett. Toronto : McLeod &' Allen. Cloth, $1.25. A 
poverty-stricken divinity student comes to the rescue 
of a forlorn maiden, who has been accosted by a 
policeman in Boston. He knocks the latter over and 
rushes the girl off. They finally take refuge in a big 
house, closed for the summer. The night is wet and 
stormy. While they are drying off, the owner of the 

house suddenly appears on the scene. He is an elder- 
ly man, who has been recently wounded. Thoy render 
him assistance. Meanwhile, the man's enemy follows 
him and in an endeavor to get at him, the hero is 
shut up in the basement. When he gets free, the trio 
have gone. He is deeply interested in the girl, and 
decides to follow any clue that will bring him to her. 
In the course of his pursuit, he goes to a South Afri- 
can republic and becomes involved in a stirring series 
of adventures. 

THE MESSAGE. By Louis Tracy. Toronto : McLeod 
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Tracy's earlier successes, it is yet qu'ite an entertain- 
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Cowes. It was a curiously carved image floating on 
the water, and in it was a message which eventually 
led the hero into difficulties and dangers in tropical 
Africa. Added interest is given to the story by ':lie 
introduction of international intrigues, which caused 
a rebellion in Africa and almost put an end to the 
lives of both hero and heroine. 

Author of "The Climbingr Courvatels." 

Toronto : Copp, Clark Co. Cloth $1.25. The Cour- 
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from the outset of her professional career has deter- 
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and stage lives absolutely distinct. They are finally 
able to retire, and through the agency of a wealthy 
banker, are introduced into exclusive social circles. 
Playing their game well, they become leaders in their 
set. The climax comes when it is disclosed who they 
are, but what they feared never happens, and instead 
of losing their social standing, they are accepted for 
their real worth. 

Gibson. Toronto : Upper Canada Tract Society. 
Cloth, 60c.; paper, 40c. The quaint little old mission- 
ary to' the sailors passing through the Welland Canal, 
was for years a familiar figure to thousands of godly 
people in Ontario, and this memoir of his life will bg 



appreciated by them. The author gives a faithful de- 
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work and giving many entertaining anecdotes about 
MEN IX THE MAKING. By Kev, Ambrose Shepherd, 
D.D. Hodder & Stoughton, London ; Upper Canada 
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in this series of addresses are just such as must ap- 
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on practical life. The time spent in perusinig this ad- 
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1. Teter. By F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

2. Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

3. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

4. Man from Brodney's. By G. B. McCutchcon. Briggs. 

5. Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

6. Red Mouse. By W. H. Osborne. Briggs. 


1. Lewis Rand. By Mary Johnston. Briggs. 

2. Joshua Craig. By D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 

3. My Lady of the Snows. By M. A. Brown. Briggs. 

4. Septimus. By W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

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4. Red Mouse. By W. H. Osborne. Briggs. 

5. Lure of the Mask. By Harold MacGrath. McLeod. 

6. Remittance Man's Letters. By W. H. P. Jarvis. 



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Songs of a Sourdough. By R. W. Service. Briggs. 
Spanish Jade. By Maurice Hewlett. Cassell. 
Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 
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Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 
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Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 

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Port Arthur. 

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Message. By Lou'is Tracy. McLeod. 

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Life of Dr. Robertson. By Ralph Connor. Westmins- 
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1. Tjoncsoiiu' i'ine. Hy .lolin Vox, jr. Mcljcod. 

.'). Life of Dr. Kohcrtsoii. J5y Kalph Coiiiior. Westmin- 
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L My i>a(]y oT the Snows. By M. A. Brown. Briggs. 

2. lied Mouse. 15y W. H. Osborne. Briggs. 

3. Septimus. By W. .T. Locke. Frowde. 

■L Tjonesome Pine. By John Fox, jr. McLeod. 

5. .Joshua Craig. By D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 

6. Holy Orders. By Marie Corelli. Briggs. 


1. Septimi-s. By W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

2. Katrine. By Elinor Macartney Lane. Harpers. 

3. Message. By Louis Tracy. McLeod. 

■i. Actress. By Louise Closser Hale. Harpers. 

5. ("limbilng CourVatels. Ed. W. Townsend. Copp. 

6. Bronze Bell. By Louis Joseph Vance. Briggs. 


L Septimus. By W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

2. 'Anne ol (ireen (Jables. By L. M. Montgomery. Page. 

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1. Red Mouse. By W. H. Osborne 57 

2. Septimus. By W. J. Locke 54 

3. Joshua Craig. By D. G. Phillips 52 

4. Sowing Seeds in Danny. By Mrs. McClung 43 

5. Lonesome Pine. By John Fox 41 

6. Message. By Louis Tracy 40 


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2. Three Brothers. By Eden Phillpotts. 

3. Black Magic. By Marjorie Bowen. 

4. Kingsmead. By Baroness von Hutten. 

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United States. 

1. 54-40 or Fight. By Emerson Hough. 

2. Lonesome Pine. By John Fox, Jr. 

3. Septimus. By W. .J. Locke. 

4. Peter. By F. H. Smith. 

5. Red Mouse. By W. H. Osborne. 

6. Missioner. By E. P. Oppenheim. 


At the annual meeting of the Ontario Library As- 
sociation, held in Toronto on April 12 and 13, the fol- 
lowing officers were elected : President, .Judge Hardy, 
Brampton; first vice-president, A. W. Cameron, B.A.,' 
Streetsville ; second vice-president, L. J. Burpee, Otta- 
wa ; secretary, E. A. Hardy, B.A., Toronto ; treasurer. 
Dr. A. B. Macallum, Toronto ; councillors. Dr. George 
F. Locke, Toronto ; W. F. Moore, Dundas ; Miss Janet 
Charteris, Chatham ; H. J. Clark, Belleville ; D. Wil- 
liams, Collingwood ; Rev. W. A. Bradley, B.A., Berlin. 

A report of the meeting will be published in our next 
month's issue. 


From David Nutt, of Long Acre, W.C, London, Kng- 
land, comes a copy of "The Anglo-(icrman Song liook," 
intended for the use of associations, clubs or societies, 
where the (Jorman language as well as lOnglish is prac- 
tised or spoken, and whciie songs such as may be sung oy 
ail present may be indulged in. 'i'hc little volume con- 
tains many (Jorman and English originals and the tran.s- 
lations aie strictly a(iai)ted to the corioct rhythm, so 
that with every song, either English or German words 
may be used, without ott'ence to the musical ear. The 
addition of staff notation would be very acce|)table, al- 
though most of the songs are set to well-known existing 

A song on "The Zeppelin Jialloons" is set to the 
melody of the British Grenadiers, the first stanza run- 
ning as follows : — 

There is a gallant soldier 

Count Zeppelin by name, 
His cradle was in Suabia, 

His race well-known to fame. 
He conquered friends and enemies 

Wherever they had been, 
And defied the air with a sum, — sum,^sum, 
Bravo ! Count Zeppelin. — etc., etc., etc. 


Toronto, March 24th, 1909. 
Editor Canadian Bookman, — I noticed an article in 
the last issue of your paper which was evidently signed 
by yourself regarding the Canadian publisher of the 
book, Colby's "Canadian Types." I just w\sh to state 
that as far as T am aware we have not yet been out 
of this book. At Christmas time it is just possible that 
we ran out for a day or two, but we have had three 
lots and at no time did we intend not having copies in 
stock. We have a number now and can take care of 
any orders entrusted to us. 


Manager Wholesale Department, 

Methodist Book and Publishing Co. 


Dr. Thomas O'Hagan, the Canadian litterateur, 
whose volume entitled "Canadian Essays" is now out 
of print, has in press with William Briggs a new book 
of essays which is to be entitled "Essays Literary, 
Critical and Historical." Dr. O'Hagan's knowledge of 
Canadian literature is very extensive, as was well shown 
in his previous book of essays, in which a very able 
article appeared on the "Women Writers of Canada." 
The book will probably be published in about five weeks. 


This year's book exhibit of the Musson Book Co. 
which has been open for several weeks now at the King 
Edward Hotel, Toronto, is by far the finest showing 
ever made by this house. Particularly in the department 
of fine bindings is it exceptionally strong. Mr. Musson 
is making a specialty of these and states that there is 
a rapidly increasing demand for them. This year he has 
had customers from Buffalo and Detroit, who have 
bought the line heavily. One notable set in the collec- 
tion is a complete edition of Robert Louis Stevenson, 
comprising 27 titles, which have been brought together 
from seven different publishers. 



James Swift, who has been traveling for the E. H. 

Harcourt Co. for the past year, has returned to his old 

position with the C'oi)p, Clark Co., and will cover the 

western Ontario field again. Paul Trebilcock, who has 
been on this territory in the meantime goes west to 
Alberta and British (^olumbia. 



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A new edition of whose speeches is to be 
published shortly. 


Canadian literature and art owe much to the zeal 
and interest of such men as B. E. Walker of Toronto. 
A banker by profession, head of the second largest capi- 
talized bank in the Dominion — the Canadian Bank of 
Commerce, — he has yet found time to devote attention 
t(; literature, science and art. Up to April last he oc- 
cupied the position of president of the Canadian, Society 
of Authors. He is the active head of the Champlain 
Society, a member of the National Battlefields Com- 
mission, appointed by the Dominion Government, a 
member of the Advisory Art Council, entrusted with 
the task of selecting- painting's for the National Art Gal- 
lery at Ottawa, a fellow of the Geological Society 
(England) and of the Institute of Bankers (England). 
His interest in all these organizations is far from being 
superficial. Whatever post he occupies, he gives to the 
work of that post the best service possible. In truth, 
his versat'ility is amazing and is the wonder of his 
friends. As an author;, Mr. Walker has devoted his pen 
mainly to the exposition of banking problems. He has 
written a number of pamphlets on these subjects, which 
may be regarded as text-books of the art and he is 
looked upon as the leading authority on banking in 

The Champlain Society, of which Mr. Walker has 
been president from the first, occupies the same position 
in Canada as the Hakluyt Society, the Prince Society, 
the Surtees Society, etc., in the United States. That 
is to' say, its aim is to i)ut in permanent form, works 
of an historical nature, which have long since gone out 
of print and which are consequently not readily avail- 
able to the student and also on occasion to publish 
modern historical works, which would not otherwise se- 
cure a publisher. It need hardly be said that the work 
of the .-ociety is deserving of every support and encour- 
agement. Established in May 1905, it is now entering 
upon its fifth year. So far three volumes have been 
published and distributed to members and to the sub- 
scribing libraries, while a lengthy list of new volumes 
is in preparation. The announcement that authority has 
been given to the Council of the Society to increase the 
membership sliould be pleasant news to many Canadians, 

who would like to have an opportunity to enter the 
Society and participate in its work. 

It is not often that the speeches of Canada's public 
men are published in book form. Of biographies there 
have been not a few but volumes of speeches are rarities. 
Whether it be that there is not a demand for such books 
or that enterprising editors are scarce, the fact remains 
that the works of biography far exceed the compilations 
of speeches. In this connection it is interesting to refer 
once again to the forthcoming two-volume edition of 
the speeches of Nova Scotia's greatest statesman. 
.Joseph Howe. No less a person than the new mayor 
of Halifax, J. A. Chi.sholm, K.C., has had editorial 
charge of the work and the Chronicle Publishing Com- 
pany will handle the edition. The publication of this im- 
portant book will doubtless be one of the notable events 
of the present year in the Canadian field of letters. It 
will be interesting to hear later on just how well the 
edition has been taken up. Is there a demand in Canada 
for this class of book, which would warrant the publi- 
cation of similar books in the future ? 

Joseph Andrew Chisholm, K.C., the editor of Howe's 
Speeches, is a native of St. Andrew's, Antigonish, N.S., 
where he was born in 1863. The present Lieutenant- 
Governor of Nova Scotia. Hon. D. C. Eraser, was his 
mentor in the intricacies of the law. He was called to 
the bar in 1886 and practised in Antigonish until 1889, 
when he moved to Halifax, becoming a member of the 
firm of Borden, Ritchie, Parker and Chisholm. Mr. 
Chisholm's literary proclivities were developed during 
the years that he edited the Antigonish Casket. A 
brother-in-law of the late Sir John Thompson, premier 
of Canada, and chief magistrate of the ancient "city of 
Halifax, he has been and is in touch with the ruling 
classes of the land. 

The appointment of a new secretary for the Ontario 
Historical Society in the person of Clarkson W. James. 


Editor of the new edition of Howe's Speeches 
and recently elected Mayor of Halifax. 

secretary of the Education Department of Ontario, is 
good news. Apart from the fact that new 
brooms usually sweep clean, it may be confidently ex- 
pected that Mr. .Tames will keep the work going along 


smoothly just as lon^' as lie is in cliai't^c of Llic secre- 
taiial post. The Society stands in need of a rc-or^ani- 
zation in this department and, with an active man in 
the position, there is no reason why the work of tiie 
Society should not flourish as it has never ilourislied 
before. Mr. James will liave tiu; liclpiul siipixnl, of 
Barlow ("uinl)erhind of Port rToi)o, the jjrosident, vviio 
is keenly interested in the preservation of historical 
material. He is the autlior of "Tlic Stmy of the I'nion 
Jack," a book which by the way has gone completely 
out of print and which is to be republished in a second 
edition in the near future. 

"What do our public men read 1" is a que.stion whicli 
is entertainingly answered in the following' i)agps. Of 
course it has been impossible to refer to the favorite 
books of our various public men. Possibly an inquisition 
into the exact tastes of many of them would disclose an 
undoubted appreciation of books as ornaments, while for 
practical purposes newspapers would fill the bill. Still 
it would be cruel to probe this far, and, to say that 
the Hon. So and So prefers books on political economy 

General 'L', jOttawa. tC.;\.V 

and the Hon. Other Fellow's tastes lie in the direction 
of books of travel, is much more generous treatment. 
However, the hig men at Ottawa have very luxurious 
quarters in which to indulge their tastes for literature 
and one could well imagine a book-lover standing for 
Parliament just in order to get an entree into this 

This much can truthfully be said of the average 
book-buyer in Canada,— he buys books for use and not 
for ornament. So far as publishers, booksellers and 
even authors are concerned, it might be a nice thing if 
we had more of the ornamental variety of buyers but, 
for the good of the country, it is better to have 200 
books bought and read than the same 200 books bought 
and shelved. Even if the number of buyers is limited, it 
is satisfactory to feel that they one and all appreciate 
the books they buy for what is in them. 

Dr. Thomas O'Hagan, the Canadian poet, critic and 
lecturer, intends to bring out a new edition of his 
volume of poems entitled "Songs of a Settlement." 
which has been out of print for several years. The book 


President of the Ontario Historical Society and 
author of "The story of the Union Jack." 

of verse appealed particularly to such writers as John 
Greenleaf Whittier, Charles G. I'. Roberts, and Charles 
D. Warner, from whom he received warm personal let- 
ters of praise. It is expected that Dr. O'Hagan's new 
volume of essays entitled "Essays, Literary, Critical, 
and Historical" will be issued within a few weeks. Wil- 
liam Briggs, who is Dr. O'Hagan's publisher, is to bring 
out this new volume. 

At least half a dozen additions have made so far 
this year to that admirable little set of supplementary 
readings for schools, Morang's Literature Series. These 
small books, containing from 100 to 150 pages, well print- 
ed and bound in flexible cloth, are excellent examples 
of book-making and possess wearing qualities that suit 
them well for school use. Possibly the most interesting 
of the new titles is a compilation from the Makers oi 
Canada, containing the best chapters from this impor- 
tant series. Then there are editions of "The Cricket on 
the Hearth," "Evangeline," "Tales from Shakespeare," 
"Enoch Arden" and a second volume of narrative 
poems. The price of these books is 15 cents each. 

W. A. C. 


The new Secretary of the Ontario Historical 

Society. Mr. James is Secretary of the 

Ontario Education Department. 



A glimpse of l^e luxurious Parliaiientary Library at Ottawa, where Canada's legislators 
Cin, if they wish, spend many pleasant hours. 

What Canada's Big Men Read 

An Investigation Into the 
Kind of Books Read by 
the Public Men at Ottawa. 

Wliat do the puljlic men of Canada icad ? What do 
(ur pailiameivtarians peruse ? 

Aside from Hansard, the ()rd( rs of the Day, the Blue 
Hoolis, the Journals of the Hoii^e and the Canada (!a- 
x.ettc, of literature, past and present, (here is abundance 
available for their edification. The Commons and Senate 
readinj^ rooms contain files of every weekly and dailv 
paper jjiiblished in the Dominion and are liberally pa 
troni/ed 1)\- tlie numbers, jjarticularly the rural i'i])i('- 
sentatives, who scan tlic sheets from their home towns to 
find what theV" respective communities are doing when the 
lii.^gist man — of course, the M.P. himself — is not "in their 

In the magnificent library of parliament there are 
250,000 volumes. This immense pile is being added to 
yearly at the rate of 5,000 copies. Attached to iiohle 
and stately old cathedrals of Europe are famous chapter 
houses and upon somewhat similar lines has the beautiful 
building at the north of the main block of the Parliament 
buildings at Ottawa been planned. Circular in form and 
ninety feet in diameter the buttressed walls stand four 
feet thick. It is conceded that no finer site could have 
been found in Canada for the housing of the nation's 

The interior is artistic and imposing. Planned in the 
form of a polygon of sixteen sides, each angle is support- 
ed by a flying buttress which touches the main wall at 
the point designed to make it better resist the heavy out- 
ward thrust of the vaulted roof. Gazing aloft the eye 

rests upon the great dome forty two feet in altitude, the 
b-a-se of which is an equal distance from the floor. In the 
centre of the library stands a splendia statue in marble 
of tlie late Queen Victoria as she looked when crowned in 
1837. It is the work of Marshall Wood. Busts of King 
I'^dward, (^uecn Alexandra and other notable people adorn 
the angles of a number of the alcoves. Wood carvings of 
an attractive and impressive character decorate the in- 
terior. Shields of the aiflerent provinces are in front of 
.'H5me alcoves and in glass cases are coins, medals, me- 
dallions, script, specie and many other mementos of homo 
and foreign lands. 

Books, Books, Books — on every side until the shelves 
of the three galleries are so congested that the librarians 
do not know where to store the constant inflow of pub- 
lications. Some years ago, plans were prepared by the 
chief architect to increase the space temporarily, but, 
though such a move has been frequently talked of and in- 
cessantly recommended by the librarians in their annual 
report, no arrangements have yet been efiected for extra 
accommodation. Space is utterly inadequate to meet the 
demands made upon it and the crowding has become so 
severe that books are placed in rows three deep which 
often causes endless difficulty in searching for a volume. 
If the present state of things is not soon remedied and 
some relief afforded the result will be a case of "confu- 
sion worse confounded." 

But what do our big men read ? What are their 
tastes, their favorite themes, their hobbies ? 



The Cabinet Ministers' Tastes. 

The cabinet ministers, who nuilvc the most use of the 
library, arc Sir Richard Cartwrij2;ht and Hon. William 
Patcrson. The Canadian Minister of Customs does not, 
as some might suppose, devote his spare moments to the 
study of tariffs, fiscal problems, and economic questions, 
but revels in tales of travel, exploration and discovery. 

The Minister of Trade and Commerce is not looking 
up treaties and traffic returns, exports and imports, but 
passes many a pleasant hour among tlic Henty books so 
popular with boys, which would indicate that the veteran 
Knight, now in his seventy-fourth year and the hero of 
many a political battle, is still young in spirit and 
dearly loves adventure, prowess and a fighting chance. 

The Minister of Finance, Hon. W. S. Fielding, al- 
though a busy public man, manages to keep the library 
staff on the move at different times. He reads the copy- 
light novels of the day and wanders through the field of 
general literature. Hon. Sydney Plshcr is also among the 

critiques by eminent men, but is what might be described 
as a g'eneral reader, current literature and popular au- 
thors falling constantly under his eye. The latest on par- 
liamentary procedure, political economy and the history 
of the world is Mr. R. L. Borden's choice. He is serious, 
thoughtful and studious — and appreciates the advantages 
and accessibility of the library. 

Hon. I^. F. Sutherland, Speaker of the Commons in 
the last Parliament, makes many researches in parlia- 
mentary history and other kindred subjects. The Minister 
of Railways and Canals in the Macdonald ministry, Hon. 
J. G. Hag'^art, is another public man who does not allow 
dust to accumulate on biographical and historical work.-^:. 
It will surprise many to learn that Mr. Ilaggart reads 
thoroughly volumes that comparatively few consult. Jt 
is rarely that he asks for a novel. 

The Senators. 

The leader of the Conservative party in the Senate, 
Hon. .lames A. Lougheed, does a good deal of general 


A general view of the interior of the Parliamentary Library at Ottawa. A statue of Queen 
Victoria occupies a position in the centre. 

familiar figures in the library. His reading is general 
rather than technical. 

Some members of the cabinet have fine private libra- 
ries and on this account do not need to patronize the 
parliamentary pile. Among these, fortunately situated, 
are the Prime Minister who is a great student of history, 
biography, political systems and forms of government. 
When his own library fails to supply his needs, Sir Wil- 
frid frequently sends "to the hill" for certain numbers. 

Hon. Rodolphe Lemieux, Canada's brilliant Post- 
master-General, consults the volumes on the shelves many 
times during the course of a session. The heavier works 
in French and English appeal to him, biography and his- 
tory being his favorites. The Secretary of State, Hon. 
Charles Murphy, is an omnivorous reader, books of a po- 
litical and legal character engaging his attention. 

Hon. George E. Foster, although a virulent critic, 
does not whjlg away his leisure hours In reading famous 

reading while the former Premier, Sir Mackenzie Bowell, 
peruses history and biography. Among the private mem- 
bers of the House, Martin Burrell, of Yale-Cariboo, H. 
H. Miller, of South Grey, Dr. Michael Clark, of Red 
Deer, and others, who might be mentioned, are familiar 
figures in the big reading room. There are perhaps half 
a hundred or more M.P.s who never enter the oaken 
doors except to show a visitor or conduct a constituent 
around the building. 

It is not always the men, who are the most diligent 
readers that make the most instructive and interesting 
speeches or are the most forceful ana argumentative in 
debate. Generally, the politician, familiar with conditions 
and history of the past and possessing a knowledge of 
economics, social science, various forms of government, 
and procedure, is able to marshall all his facts and pre- 
sent his points in a more comprehensive and cogent man- 



The Grovernor-General. 

His Excellency, Earl Grey, frequently sends to the 
library for editions of travel, history and biog-raphy. The 
Governor General scrutinizes much in the field of current 
literature being interested in many present, day problems. 
His addresses at all public functions afford convincing 
evidence that they are not ready-made utterances — not 
phonographic productions. He has views of his own and 
is not diffident about giving voice to them. He has iden- 
tified himself closely with the welfare and interests of the 
people. He has shown such intimate acquaintance witli 
the country and appreciation of the resources and pro- 
gress of the Dominion that the Canadian Government 
had printed an. edition of His Excellency's speeches to 
preserve them in permanent form and permit of their 
wide distribution. 

Books Not Allowed Out. 

During the session of parliament no one is allowed to 
take books from the library except the legislators, but 
in recess, on the recommendation of the Speaker or an 
IM.P., the librarians issue a card of admittance to the 
person so recommended, entitling the holder to take out 
two works at the same time. There are generally be- 
tween 500 and 600 ticket holders in the Capital, although 
the new Carnegie library in that city has reduced the 
number. Nearly half of the 250,000 volumes are in 
French. All parliamentary debates, papers, reports and 
records are, of course, printed in both languages. 

Works of reference, historical and literary documents, 
early public records and original papers are not allowed 
to be removed from the building-. Every summer, uni- 
versity students, historians and reviewers, the majority 
being young men, who are pursuing post-graduate courses 
in American seats of learning or are preparing theses, 
come to Ottawa and for several weeks use the library 
and reading compartments which are comfortal)ly equip- 
ped with upholstered chairs and polished tables. They 
generally number from twenty to twenty-five and at the 
parliamentary institution they obtain information at first 
liand by having access to works bearing on British views 
and interpretation of the Declaration of Independence, 
the Canadian records of tlic stirring times of 1812-1813, 
the Fenian Raids, and other strenuous struggles in the 
early liistory of the Dominion and its relations to the 
neighbors to the South. The visitors are sliown every 
courtesy. .Ml the facilities of tlif lil)rarj are placed at 
their disposal. 

Of standard English classics there are several sets of 
each,— Scott, Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, and 
others. Dickens is the favorite novelist but the others 
are close competitors in popularity. Standai'd works are 
for the use of the members and not outsiders. Of poets, 
Shakespeare and Tennyson appeal to tiie majority, but 
Longfellow, Whittier and Poe have many admirers. The 
t.ovels of Charlotte Bronte are called for on many occa- 

.\ few months ago the Canadian Bookman gave an in- 
teresting review of what the people of Toronto read. The 
favorite autliors and poets in this city also claim the af- 
fection of readers in the national library. With few ex- 
ceptions, inciiiiries from the li])rariaiis revealed the exist- 
ence of the same literary tastes in the national as in tlie 
provincial capital — an instance possibly of great minds 
running in the same channel. 

Management of the Library. 

The parliamentary library is under the direction of a 
joint committee of both Houses. The amount of the an- 
nual appropriation for books is about $15,000. Of this, 
some $10,000 is devoted to the purchase of general works 

of biography, history, political, social and medical science 
law, exploration, etc.? $1,000 for current Canadian works 
and rare Americana ; the remaining amount,— $4,000 — 
goes toward the expenses of rebinding old and worn vo- 

Comparatively few works of fiction, biography or his- 
tory are presented to the library by authors, but hun- 
dreds of pamphlets, debates, statistical compilations and 
leports are annually received from Imperial and foreign 
parliaments in exchange for those from Canada. 

In the United States one condition of the copyright 
law is that three copies of any work have to be sent to 
the Library of Congress at Washington. In Canada the 
regulations stipulate that three copies must be furnished 
to the Minister of Agriculture, one of which is deposited 
in the parliamentary library, one in the British Museum 
while one is retained by the Department. It would seem 
advisable to have this condition amended so that more 
copies of a book should be placed in the library for pub- 
lic use. A single copy of a popular Canadian novel is of 
little advantage. It is put in the library for safe keep- 
ing only and not for general use. So many readers want 
to peruse it that the demand can be met only by pur- 
chasing more. This seems a peculiar imposition on a na- 
tional institution since it costs a Canadian publisher or 
author only one dollar to register a copyright which en- 
dures for 28 years, from the time of recording. In view 
of the meagre fee it would apparently be a wise stipula- 
tion that more copies than one of a work, at the time 
of publication, should be donated to the parliamentary 
library. There should be at least three ; one is a tanta- 
lism. In the case of new copyright fiction of a merito- 
rious character five or six books are bought in Toronto 
and placed in the central public library and one or two 
additional for each of the five city branches. To think, 
that in a growing country like Canada, where the copy- 
right law is so simple and the conditions so easily and 
economically complied with, the national book shop gets 
no copy gratis, is out of the idea of the fitness of things 
as conceived by the librarians on the hill. 

An Eccentric Arrangement. 

Another evidence of eccentricity is placing the ad- 
ministration of the copyright law under the department 
of Agriculture. "What have books, pictures, sculpture, 
engravings, paintings, and drawings to do with agricul- 
ture ?'■ asked a publisher recently. "Books have to do 
with culture but comparatively few novels, poems or his- 
torical articles have anything to do with Agri — culture." 
In Washington copyrights are issued by the Library of 
Congress and why should not some such sensible and con- 
sistent arrangement be made in Canada ? Why should 
not the copyright law, now under the Department of 
Agriculture be transferred to the Public Works or Marine 
and Fisheries Department ? In the fitness of things such 
an arrangement would seem about as reasonable as the 
present one. 

The joint librarians at Ottawa are A. D. De Celles, 
C.M.G., and Martin J. Griffin. Both former newspaper 
men, they had already won their way to the front in the 
journalistic world before being transferred to Ottawa. 
Mr. De Celles occu|)ied the editorial chair of La Minervc, 
Montreal, when called to the library staff in 1880. He is 
general librarian. Mr. Griffin, parliamentary librarian, 
who was appointed to the post in 1885, was at that time, 
editor of the Toronto Mail. The chief clerks are Colonel 
Todd and l\Ir. Sylvain ; their associates are Messrs. Mac- 
Cormac. Bouchette, and Smith. The number of persons 
engaged in classification, tabulation, cataloguing, etc., is 
about ten and the work of the! staff is by no means light. 

— G. B. V. B. 


What the Publishers are Providing for Canadian Readers 

Spring Lists are Now Almost Complete — Atten- 
tion is Being Directed to the Fall Trade. 

"Tlic ('lii[))((Mul;il('s" by K'obei'L (iranl, Miillior of "\h\- 
leavened Bread" was published early this month by the 
(^opp, Clark Co. 

I*'a,pe.r covered editions of ''The Son! of Dominic Wild- 
thorne" by Joseph Ilockins' and "Wild Geese" by Stanley 
J. Weyiiian iiavc been issued by I'he Copp, Clark Co. 

Mrs. Humphrey Ward's new novel "Marriage a la 
Mode" is announced for eaiiy publication by tire Musson 
Book Company. They will also publish soon "Wallace 
Khodes" by Nora Davis. 

"Mind and Work" by Professor Guliek, "Faith" by 
I he Bishop of Durham and "Popular Electricity" by 
Hibbert, are three interes'ting i)ublications this season of 
Cassell &i Co. They are all three listed at $1.00. 

The Macmillan Company of Canada, Limited, have 
just published the late Marion Crawford's "White 
Sister." In this story Mr. Crawford takes us back to 
Rome, the scene of so many of his successful novels. 

The Copp, Clark Co. expect to have ready about the 
middle of the month the Russian novel, , "A Flig-ht from 
Siberia." A little later on they will publish "The Sins 
of Society," "Marriages of Mayfair" and "Round the 
Fire Stories." 

"Quaint Subjects of the King," a handsomely illus- 
trated volume by Foster Fraser, giving interesting in- 
formation about t'he various ra,ces in the British Empire, 
has just been published in Canada by Cassell & Co. It 
is listed at $1.75. 

"T'he International Encyclopedia of Prose and Poeti- 
cal Quotations," on which William S. Walsh has been 
at work for eleven years, is a valuable compilation, issued 
in a Canadian edition by the Copp, Clark Co. Cloth bind- 
ing. $3.00. Limp leather, $5.00. 

William Briggs, has arranged for and will place on the 
market towards fhe end of May a new book by Allen 
Raine. the author of "The Wels'h Singer." The "title of 
this new book is "Where Billows Roll" atul it promises 
to be as great a success as "The Welsh Singer." 

Two important works on reli^'ion just published by 
The Macmillan Co. of Canada, are : "Modern Thought 
and the Cris'is in Belief," by Professor R. M. Wenley, 
and "A Valid Christianity for To-day," by the weil- 
known Bishop of Michigan, Dr. Chas. D. Williams. 

The Macmillan Co. of Canada have just published 
Eden Philpott's latest story, "The Three Brothers." In 
the opinion of the critics this story is not only the best 
that Mr. Philpotts has written, but it entitles him tf) 
be considered the greate t of active contemporary 

Cassell & Co., Toronto, expect to receive shortly 
"Royal Academy Pictures, 1909." This is t'he new vol- 
ume of a most acceptable series containing handsome 
reproductions of this year's pictures in the Royal 
Academy. In cloth binding it sells at $1.50 and in paper 
covers, 90 cents. 

The Musson Book Co. announce for publication dur- 
ing the summer, "The Horse : How to Ride and Drive, 
etc." by F. M. Ware, a practical handbook on the horse; 
"Tracks and Tracking," by .Tosef Bruner, a volume of 
woodland love and the language of the forest ; and "Boat 

Sailing," by Captain A. .J. I\encaly, a seventh edition 
of a capital book. 

The Musson Book Co. have now ready the following 
fiction, — "Kingsniead" by Baroness von TTutten, "Set 
in Silver" by C. N. and A. M. Williamson, "The Inner 
Shrine (anonymous), "The Royal End" by Henry Har- 
land, "Katrine" by Elinor Macartney Lane, "Open 
House" by Juliet Wilbur Tompkins, "The Bridge 
Builders" by Anna Chapin Ray, etc. 

The latest voleme of the English Men of Letters 
series is I'rofessor G. R. Carpenter's "Walt Whitman," 
published by the Macmillan Company of Canada. In 
this connection it may be interesting to remark that the 
same firm is issuing the earlier volumes of this series 
in a pocket edition which for cheapness of price and ex- 
cellence of "get-up" leaves nothing to be desired. 

Cassell &i Co. have received the Canadian editions of 

the following novels, announced earlier in the vear, — 


Author of "The Chippendales." 

"The Sword of the Lord" by Joseph Hocking j "The 
Sho'w Girl" by Max Pemberton, "The Yellow God" by 
Rider Haggard, "Peggy, the Daughter" by Katharine 
Tyman, "Double Bonds" by Florinda McOaJl, "Con- 
quest of Christabel" by Mrs. De Home Vaizey, "An 
Interrupted Kiss" by Richard Marsh and "The Lure of 
Eve" by Edith Mary Moore. 

Among recent publications of The Macmillan Co. of 
Canada, may be mentioned : "The Government of Euro- 
pean Cities," by Professor W. B. Munro of Harvard ; 
"The Laws of Friendship Human and Divine," by Pro- 
fessor H. C. King ; "The Story of the Great T^akes," by 
Professor E. Channing ; "Psyche's Task," a very con- 
\ incing "discourse" concerning the influence of supersti- 
tion on the growth of such institutions as government, 
private property, marriage and respect for human life, 
written by Professor .T. G. Frazer, author of "The 
Golden Bough" '; "The Earth's Bounty," by Mrs. K. V. 
Saint Maur, author of "A Self-Supporting Home :" 
"The Psychology of Thinking," by Professor J. E. 


A Survey of the Canadian Literary Field. 

Books by Canadians and Books About 
Canada— Several New Titles Announced. 

As the year advances the number of books falling 
under the general head of Canadian increases. This 
month it is possible to refer to quite a lengthy list of 
titles comprising books under nearly every possible head. 


The York Pioneer and Historical Society, which cel- 
ebrated the fortieth anniversary of its foundation last 
month, has issued a memorial volume, containing mucli 
historical and biographical matter of interest. It is 
illustrated with portraits of deceased members. 

Eight years' experiences as a missionary in the > arly 
days of British Columbia, form tlie subject of an inter- 
esting book entitled "A Bishop in the Rough," in which 
Bishop Sheepshanks of Norwich, England, narrates his 
adventures. The scene of his labors was New Westmins- 
ter, then a mere clearing in the forest, where he estab- 
lished himself alone in a little log hut and set to work 
to collect a flock. The publishers are Smith, Elder & 
Co., London. 

Beckles Wilson, autlior of "The Great Company," 
being a history of the Hudson's Bay Company, has been 
at work for some time on a life of General Wolfe, which 
is announced for early publication. Its title will be the 
"Life and Letters of .James Wolfe" and it will contain 
fresh biographical material as well as over forty letters 
never before published. 

As a preliminary to the larger work, containing the 
speeches of .Joseph Howe, to be issued next month, the 
Chronicle Publishing Co., Halifax, have published a 4 1- 
page booklet, containing the sketch of Mr. Howe, which 
appeared in a special number of the Chronicle last year 
and a chronology of his life. The booklet is the woik 
of J. A. Chishoim, K.C. 

"Heroines of Canadian History," by W. S. Herrint^- 
ton, of Napanee, which was announced several months 
ago, and which was unfortunately delayed, is now ready, 
and has just been published by William Briggs. The 
book contains a frontispiece picture of the heroines men- 
tioned in the book. Though intended primarily for use 
by young people the book will also be very interesting 
to those of older years. Volumes such as this one and 
"The Story of Isaac Brock" should be in every school 
in the country. There have been so many books used as 
supplementary reading in our schools which have ori- 
ginated in the United States, and which are colored to 
suit the American idea, that the introduction of books 
written and published by Canadians is a much-to-be- 
dcsired feature. 

Dr. Henry .J. Morgan, of Ottawa, is working very in- 
dustriously on his new edition of "Canadian Men and 
Women of the Times" which is to V/e issued by William 
Briggs. It was expected that this volume would l)e 
published some time this summer, but on account of the 
great care and accuracy which has to be exorcised in 
preparing a work of this kind it is now probable that 
the book will not be ready at least until the fall or the 
winter of 1009. Dr. Morgan still continues to receive 
ordiTS from all parts of the world for this volume. It is 
inrlispensable to all |)ublic men, journalists and in fact 
everyone wishing to have a ready reference volume which 

will give them information in concise form relating to 
all the notable men and women of the present day in 


The splendid speech delivered at Chicago by J. A. 
Macdonald, editor of the Toronto Globe, on the occa- 
sion of the Lincoln Centenary, will be published in book 
form some time in the autumn. Hodder & Stoughton 
will issue the book in London and New York, and the 
Westminster Co. in Toronto. The title of the address 
was "The Significance of Lincoln" and that doubtless 
will be the title of the book. It contains about ten 
thousand words. 

The Chronicle Publishing Company of Halifax an- 
nounce that the new edition of "The Speeches and Let- 
ters of .Joseph Howe," edited by J. A. Chishoim, K.C, 
will be ready some time between .June 1 and 15. It will 
appear, as did the original edition, in two volumes, and 
will be sold at $10.00 a set. All the speeches and public 
letters of Mr. Howe, which are deemed worthy of pie- 
servation, will be included and there will also be a care- 
fully prepared chronology and index as well as two iior- 
traits of the statesman. 


A new and revised edition of Sir .J. G. Bourinot's 
"Canada," written originally for the Story of the Nations 
series and first published in 1897, has been issued by 
T. Fisher Unwin of London. The work of rension has 
been carried on by Edward Porritt, an Englishman, now 
resident in New England, who has been paying consid- 
erable attention to Canada of late. In a supplemen- 
tary chapter with the title "Canada as a Nation," he 
traces the industrial growth of the country since 189R. 
The present edition is printed on heavy paper and is 
well illustrated. 

Of the writing of histories of Canada there seems to 
be no end. 190R saw the publication of several impor- 
tant works in this department. The present year bids 
fair to see as many more. Sir C. P. Lucas, Under Sec- 
retary at the Colonial Office, has published through the 
Oxford University Press an imposing volume of 360 
pages, tracing the history of the country from 1763 to 
1812. Needless to say Sir C. P. lAicas writes with au- 
thority and his history may be regarded as the most 
definitive of this important period in the development 
of Canada. The volume is admirably printed and 
boamd, — an assertion which is really superfluous in the 
case of any book published by the Oxford Press. 

At the last meeting of the Nova Scotia Press Vsso- 
ciation, it was decided to prepare and print a booKlet 
recording the fact that the Poyal Gazette of Halifax is 
the oldest paper in America. Its establishment in 17.52 
and its continuous publication ever since give it this 
liriority. The booklet will contain a history of the 
paper and a facsimile of the first number. The Presi- 
dent of the Association, .T. W. Pegan of Halifax, states 
that it has not yet been decided who will write the 
pamnhlot. It hardly seems likely that a more capable 
author could be secured than Mr. Regan himself, 



Some five years ag-o Rev. A. G. Morice, O.M.I. , is- 
sued his very interesting "History of the Nortliern In- 
terior of British Columbia," formerly New Caledonia. 
Father Morice has now in the press of William Brigjrs 
a new book which is entitled "The History of the Cath- 
olic Church in Western Canada" to be ready early in 
the fall. Father Morice 'is one of those members of the 
Roman Catholic Church who take naturally to the art 
of letters. He has received very high honors at the 
hands of various scientific societies in different parts of 
the world, being an honorary member of the Philologi- 
cal Society of Paris, and of the Natural History So- 
ciety of British Columbia, corresponding member of the 
Canadian Institute, and the Historical and Scientific 
Society of Manitoba, of the Geographical Society of 
Neuf Chatel, Switzerland, and member of the Ethnolo- 
gical Committee B.A.A.S. Father Morice has the his- 
torical instinct to a very high degree, inheriting the 
old historical proclivities of the .Tesuit Fathers. 


Volume fi of "The Interpreter's Commentary on the 
New Testament," by Lyman Abbott and John E. ATc- 
Fadyen, deals with "The Corinthians and Galatians." 
This volume is the work of Professor McFadyen, vY.O', 
it will be remembered, is on the staff of Knox College, 
Toronto. The publishers of the series are A. S. Barnes 
&i Co., New York, but the Westminster Co., of Toronto, 
has an edition of Professor McFadyen's book. 

The Ven. W. .7. Armitage, rector of St. Paul'-^ 
Church and Archdeacon of Halifax, N.S., already the 
author of at least three helpfiil religious books, will 
issue still another and larger volume in the early sum- 
mer, entitled, "The Soldiers of the King, their Warfare, 
Weapons and Victory." The publishers are Marshall 
Brrs., Keswick House, Paternoster Row, London. 


A new volume of poetry from the pen of W. M. Mc- 
Keracher, of Montreal is in the press of William Briggs. 
Mr. McKeracher received some very high praise for his 
previous book of verse which was entitled "Canada My 
Land." The Montreal Star in speaking of Mr. Mc- 
Keracher's work said : "We consider Mr. McKeracher on 
account of his sincere patriotism to be the Poet Laureate 
of thei Dominion. We know of no other Canadian author 
who has sung the praises of Canada more musically and 
enthusiastically." Mr. McKeracher's new volume is to 
be entitled "Sonnets and Other Verse." 

Mrs. C. R. Townley, of Vancouver, B.C., who was 
at one time on the editorial staff of the Toronto Mail 
and Empire, has a volume of poems in the press of Wil- 
liam Briggs. The title has not definitely been decided 
on, but it may be "Opinions of Mary." This is Mrs. 
Townley's first published work. 

Donald A. Eraser's new volume of verse announced 
last month is to be entitled "Pebbles and Shells." 
not "Pearls and Pebbles." It is to be issued shortly 
from the press of William Briggs. 

E. W. Thomson has collected a number of his more 
recent poems, including "Peter Ottawa," etc., into a 
volume, which was recently issued by Houghton, Mifflin 
& Co., Boston, with the title "When Lincoln Died and 
other Poems." 

William .Johnston of St. Mary's, Ontario, has puL^ 
listed through the Stratford Beacon a volume of po'etrv, 
entitled "Canadian Melodies and Miscellaneous Poem^." 

It is a book of 212 pages and contains several poems of 
undoubted merit. 


"A Breath of Scandal" is the title under which a 
six shilling novel by a new Canadian writer will be pub- 
lished in London, England, this month. This is the 
first work of F^lla Sawtcll, (Mrs. A. O. McKee) a native 
of Woodstock, Ontario, who has made her home in 
London for the past ten years. 

Arthur Stringer's new novel of South American life, 
"The Gun-Runncr," published in Toronto by Thomas 
Langton, will have at least one page of interest to Can- 
adians. This is the page which bears the dedication, 
for the book is "apprehensively yet affectionately in- 
scribed" to Major Charles Edward Mills, of the Middle- 
sex Battery of the Canadian Artillery, and one of the 
Canadian Contingent who fought in South Africa. Mr. 
Stringer's dedication reads as follows : "To my old 
bunkie and friend and camp-mate. Major Charles Edward 
Mills, who' in the good days that are gone was known 
as "Shorty," who knocked about all the blessed Seven 
Seas of the earth and smoked over camp-fires in four 
continents and adventured up and down the length of 
the two Americas and always loved war and danger and 
the open road, and full many a time tramped and camp- 
ed and hunted, and went hungry with me, I most ap- 
prehensively yet affectionately dedicate and inscribe 
this volume." The Gun-Runner, by the way, is a story 
of action, dealing with a revolution in a South Ameri- 
can repiiblic. The hero, a Nova Scotian named Mc- 
Kinnon, is a wireless operator, and "wireless" plays an 
important part in the development of the story. 

The fact that a Champlain celebration is to be he!d 
this summer on Lake Champlain will renew interest in 
all books dealing with the great explorer and with the 
scenes of his activity. Among the number attention 
might well be directed to Miss K. L. MacPherson's 
"Scenic Sieges and Battle Fields of French Canada," 
issued in handsome form by the Valentine & Sons Pub. 

"The People of the Plains" is the title of the new 
book by Amelia M. Paget, which is no'W in the press 
of William Briggs. This volume deals with the Indians 
of the far West of Canada, and promises to be a very 
interesting and valuable contribution to the history of 
the native races of our Dominion. In this connection 
it is interesting to note the grovdng interest evinced 
by Canadians in all books which deal with the history 
or resources of Canada. 

Two volumes dealing with the Great Lakes have re- 
cently been published, both the work of American writ- 
ers. The first, published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New 
York, is entitled : "The Great Lakes : The Vessels that 
plough them, their Owners, their Sailors and their 
Cargoes, together with a Brief History of our Inland 
Seas." It is written by James Oliver Curwood and is 
profusely illustrated. The second is called "The Story 
of the Great Lakes," by Edward Channing and Marion 
Florence Lansing. It is published by the Macmillan Co. 
of Canada. 

A new Canadian novelist has appeared in the liter- 
ary firmament in the person of Miss Frances Fenwick of 
Montreal. She has written a novel entitled "The Arch 
Satirist," which deals with present day Montreal. It 
will be published in the fall by a Boston firm. 


Fourth Annual Meeting of the Champlain Society 

A Lengthy List of Publications in Prepara- 
tion — Proposal to Increase the Membership. 

The fourth annual meeting- of the Champlain Society 
was held in Toronto, on Wednesday, May 5, with the 
following: officers and members present : — President, li. 
E. Walker, C.V.O., D.C.L., LL.D.; secretary, George M 
Wrong, M.A.; treasurer, H. H. Langton, M.A.; coim- 
c-illors, A. H. U. Colquhoun, LL.I'.; James H. Coyne ; 
assistant secretary-treasurer. Miss Eleanor Creighton ; 
members, Prof. A. E. Lang, M.A.; A. C. Casselman ; 
W. G. Eakins ; D. A. Cameron ; Alexander Eraser, B.A.; 
J. Watson Bain ; Dr. J. S. Hart ; Dr. R. A. Reeve ; 
Angus MacMurchy, K.C.; A. St. L. Trigge, all of To- 
ronto. A. F. Hunter, Barrie ; Barlow Cumberland, 
M.A., Port Hope. 

The meeting opened with the following remarks by 
the president, Dr. Walker : 

"I have to report that notwithstanding the fact 
that sixteen vacancies have arisen in the membersliij) 
list during the year by death and resignation, also by 
the transfer to the Library list of two names whk-h 
really represented libraries, these vacancies have all been 
filled by names from the waiting list. Thus far no soli- 
citation for members has ever been necessary, and none 
has ever been made beyond the original circular sent out 
when the Society was foundtxl. 

"So far in each case of the death or resignation of 
a member, we have secured the return of the volum"s 
issued and have refunded the fees paid, thus enabling the 
member who has filled the vacancy to obtain all the 
books which have been issued. Of course this will only 
be possible in the early years of the Society, and later 
on we shall not be able to supply new members with 
the earlier publications. 

"While the list of members has always been com- 
plete, our list of libraries numbers so far but 66. Dur- 
ing the year a circular was issued to O'ver 800 libraries 
in Canada, the United States and Great Britain, but 
until more works have been produced by the Society, 
the growth of the library list must necessarily be slow. 

"The Council of the Society has desired since its in- 
ception to' publish the complete works of Champlain, but 
realized that it was rather a large undertaking. The 
subject was discussed at meetings of the Council, and 
it was decided to lay the matter before the National 
Battlefields Commission, which body had charge of the 
celebration of the Tercentenary of the landing of Cham- 
plain in 1908. This was done, and as a result out of a 
small surplus available in connection with the funds 
supplied for the Tercentenary a grant of $5,000 has been 
made to the Champlain Society to assist in publishing 
a complete edition of Champlain, This, however, is to 
be regarded as the official memorial of the Tercentenary 
and is to he available for purchase by the ordinary 
citizens of Canada in addition to the members of iho 
Champlain Society. While nothing has yet been decided 
by the Council, this will probably mean that we shall 
issue a numbered edition for the members, and an edi- 
tion on thinner paper for the general public. At a later 
time we may report more precisely the form it will 
take. Technically this may seem like a breach of the 
system we have establi-shcd of having all our books 
limited strictly to our members and to libraries, but wc 
shall try to do what everyone will think fair, and we 
ought to be conscious of the honor of being entrusted 

by the Government with the publication under our own 
imprint of the book that will remain for all time the 
memorial of the Tercentenary of the arrival of Cham- 
plain at Quebec." 

Secretary's Report. 

The secretary's report was read by Professor .Wrong, 
as follows : 

"The Council regret to have to report that only 
one volume has appeared during the past year. In spite 
of everj' effort to make haste the editors of varioi's 
volumes have been unable to complete their work at as 
early a date as had been hoped. Professor Munro's 
"Documents relating to Seigniorial Tenure in Canada," 
the volume published during the yeai , is a valuable ad- 
dition to the literature of the subject, and will always 
be a standard work. Two volumes are now in the press, 
the second volume of Lesearbot and Colonel Wood's 
valuable work dealing with the Navy's share in the 
British conquest of Canada. Half a dozen other vol- 
umes are being prepared rapidly, and the council hopes 
in time to issue two volumes for each year since the 
Society was founded. They think it desirable that the 
members of the Society should be furnished with such 
interesting but now expensive works as the Journals of 
Knox and Hearne, and these are in course of prepara- 
tion. The accompanying list will show what books 
members may expect in the near future. The publica- 
tion of a translation of the complete works of Cham- 
plain accompanied, as it will be, by the original text is 
a great undertaking. It will serve as a fitting memorial 
of the recent Tercentenary celebration. 

Works in Preparation. 

Lesearbot ; History of New Prance. Edited by W. L. 
Grant and H. P. Biggar. Vol. II. (To be completed 
in three volumes). (In the press.) 

The Logs of the Conquest of Canada. Edited by Colonel 
William Wood, author of the Fight for Canada. (In 
the Press). The long historical introduction to this 
volume constitutes a history of the naval side of the 
British conquest of Canada, based on materials 
hitherto unpublished. The principal logs of the ships 
concerned are printed in full. 

The Works of Samual de Champlain. An English trans- 
lation with the French text. Edited by H. P. Bi.7- 
gar, author of The Early Trading Companies of New 
France. (In preparation) . This work will probably 
extend to six volumes. With Mr. Biggar will bo as- 
sociated a number of scholars who have made Cham- 
plain's period a special study. 

Samuel Hcarnc : .Tourney from Prince of Wales Fort in 
Hudson Bay to the Northern Ocean 1769-1772. A 
now edition edited by J. B. Tyrroll, whose journey 
in the far North is described in Mr. J. W. Tyrrell's 
"Across the Sub-Arctics of Canada." (In prepara- 
tion). This is a most interesting book. The ori- 
ginal, published in 1795, is now difficult to obtain. 

Captain John Knox : Historical .Tournal of the Cam- 
paigns in North America 1757-1760. Edited by Ar- 
thur G. Doughty, Dominion Archivist. (In prepara- 
tion). This work, now very scarce, is by far the 



fullest account of the events of tlio time, includin:^- 
especially the two sieges of Quebec in 1759-17U(). 

Chrestien Le Clercq : Nouvelle Relation de la Gaspesie. 
An English translation with the French text. Edited 
by Prof. W. F. Ganong. (In preparation). An in- 
teresting study, hitherto untranslated, of the Gaspc 
region and of the North American Indians. A num- 
ber of important and interesting unpublished docu- 
ments connected with the work will be given, to- 
gether with a very important contemporary map of 
Gaspesia made by the author's colleague, .Tumeau. 

The Journals of La Verendrye : An English translation 
with, the French text. Edited by Lawrence .T. Bur- 
pee, author of "The Search for the Western Sea." 
(In preparation.) These journals make up an intei"- 
esting narrative of the discovery of the Rocky Moxin- 

Louisbourg : From its Foundation to its Fall, WI'MVGO. 
Edited by .T. S. McLennan. (In preparation). This 
work which will contain much about the famous foi'- 
tress and its sieges is now nearing completion. 

The Rebellion of 1837 : Hitherto unpublished material, 
edited with an historical introduction by .1. Edmond 
Roy, Assistant Archivist, Ottawa. This work will 
undoubtedly throw much new light on an important 
epoch in Canadian History. 

"Professor Shortt still promises the volume of Cart- 
wright Papers announced three years ago, but the date 
of completion is uncertain. 

'"'The Society can say, with some satisfaction, that 
its publications have already become essential to the 
historians writing of Canada, and that they will stead- 
ily become more necessary." 

To Increase Membership. 

Some discussion then followed regarding the advisa- 
bility, in view of the slow growth of the Library sub- 
scriptions which at present is causing the finances of the 
Society to work rather narrowly, of increasing the num- 
ber of members, say to the extent of 100, thus lessen- 
ing the books set aside for libraries. 

It was then moved by Mr. Barlow Cumberland, sec- 
onded by Mr. D. A. Cameron and carried : That author- 
ity be given to the Council to increase the number of 
members and decrease the number of library subscrip- 
tions if this be found desirable. 

On proceeding to the election of officers, the action 
of the council in appointing Mr. H. H. Dangton, libra- 
rian of the University of Toronto, to the Treasurership 
of the Society (the power to appoint having been left 
in their hands at the last Annual Meeting) was ap- 

The appointment of Dr. A. H. U. Colquhoun, Deputy 
Minister of Education for Ontario, as a councillor in 
room of Mr. Langton was also approved. 

It was moved by Dr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Alex- 
ander Eraser and carried : That the Hon. D. C. Fraser, 
Lieut. -Governor of Nova Scotia, and the Rev. R. A. 
Falconer, President of the University of Toronto, be 
appointed vice-presidents of the Champlain Society in 
room of the Hon. L. tj. Tweedie and Sir.' William Mor- 
timer Clark. 

The remaining officers of the Society were unani- 
mously re-elected, the list standing as follows : 

President : Dr. B. E. Walker. 

Vice-Presidents : Sir Louis Jette, Sir D. H. McMil- 

lan, lion. Richard McBridc, Hon. i). C. Fraser and Dr. 
R. A. Falconer. 

Secretaries : Prof. Charles W. Colby, Prof. George 
M. Wrong. 

Councillors : Dr. A. (J. Douglity, Mr. Adam Shortt, 
Mr. James H. Coyne, His Honor, .Judge Sicottn, Dr. 
A. H. U. Colquhoun. 


The Toronto Graduate Nurse's Club publish "The 
Canadian Cook Book," compiled by Miss Lucy Bower- 
man. The book contains 350 pages and is bound in 

The volume just issued by William Briggs, entitled 
"The Empire Birthday Book," by Miss Mabel Clint, is 
very tastefully gotten up, the cover-design being by 
Harold Harris, the central feature of which is a dis- 
played Union .Jack. This book promises to be one of 
the popular presentation books for the fall, and will 
also be a very pretty souvenir book for summer. 

The Railway Lands Branch of the Department of the 
Interior, Ottawa, have issued in book form a revised and 
illustrated edition of the reports of the two select com- 
mittees of the Senate, which sat during the sessions of 
1887 and 1888, to investigate the resources of northern 
Canada. The book is entitled "The Great Mackenzie 
Basin" and is .supplied at 60 cents a copy. 

A rnost valuable bibliographical work is being done 
by Professor Wrong and Librarian Langton of the Uni- 
versity of Toronto in their "Annual Review of Histori- 
cal Publications relating to Canada." This work has 
now reached its thirteenth volume. Its contents are do- 
voted to recording and reviewing all books and pampli- 
lets bearing in any way on the history of Canada. The 
editors appear to havecovered their field very thorough- 
ly, thus rendering the work trustworthy and reliable. 
The publishers are Morang & Co., Toronto. 


Toronto, April 29, 1909. 
Editor Canadian Bookman : — 

Eight years ago I read a paper before the Ontario 
Librarians' Association on Canadian poets in which re- 
ference was made to some of the rarer poems written in 
Canada. The first item was as follows : "The Reduc- 
tion of Louisburg. A poem. Wrote on board His Maj- 
esty's ship Orford in Louisburg. By Valentine Neville, 
Esq." It was published in London in 1759 after the re- 
turn of the fleet and sold at one shilling. This informa- 
tion wag gathered from a short review that appeared in 
a contemporary British magazine. That was all the in- 
formation then available. Interest in this rarest of 
])oems on Canada is revived by a recently issued cata- 
logue of The Museum Book vStore, High Holborn, Lon- 
don, England, in which is advertised for sale the original 
manuscript of the poem in eight pages quarto, wherein 
the poem is ascribed to Valentine Nevill, of Greenwich, 
in Kent, secretary to the Honorable Admiral Towns- 
hend. It is further therein stated to be inscribed to the 
Honorable Edward Boscawen. The price advertised is 
ten pounds. Yours very truly, 

Toronto, April 29, 1909. C. C. .JAMES. 


Brief Reviews of Some Recent Publications 

Fiction Predominates Among Cur- 
rent Books — A Few Good Novels 
— Several Miscellaneous Books. 

There is plenty of variety to be found among- the 
books of the past few weeks. Fiction is predominant, 
of course, and among the novels published are several 
that merit attention. Arthur Stringer's "Gun-Runner" 
is probably the most interesting of all to Canadians. 



Boston : Dana Estes & Co. London : Alston Rivers, 

Ltd. Cloth, $1.50. 
The theme of this story is the undaunted love of a 
Lieutenant in His Majesty's Imperial Guards for a beau- 
tiful woman whose acquaintance he makes under peculiar 
circumstances. Daring death and other dangers this 
brave youth claims her as his wife — truly a bride on 
trust, for he takes her knowing nothing of her past, fear- 
ing nothing for the future. Such perfect love was re- 
warded, but the denouement is quite as unexpected as it 
is exciting. 

THOMAS, ROWLAND. The Little Gods. A masque of 
the Far East. Illustrated by Charles Sarka. Toronto : 
The Musson Book Company Limited. Cloth, $1.25. 
The author of this stirring book of life in the Phil- 
ippines won the five thousand dollar prize from thirty 
thousand competitors awarded by Collier's to' his re- 
markable story of "Fagan," which forms the first chap- 
ter in "The little gods." The other sketches are vivid 
portrayals of the lives of real men and women as they 
are found in the Philippines. There is only a slight con- 
nection between the sketches, an old Asiatic priest being- 
supposed to inspire the telling of the stories. 

OSGOOD, IRENE. Servitude. Boston : Dana Estes & 
Co. Cloth, $1.50. 
A historical romance dealing Avith the depredations 
of the Barbary pirates during the unsettled period of the 
Napoleonic wars. The writer gives a graphic description 
of the horrors of slavery as practised in the city of 
Algiers as well as the social conditions prevailing among 
the followers of Mahomet. The story involves the for- 
tunes of William Brown, an English naval officer on 
secret service. He is captured by the Corsairs, sold into 
slavery and subjected to the most cruel treatment. He 
aids in the rescue of a young American girl with whom 
he "is in love, effects his own escape and renders signal 
service in the bombardment of Algiers by Lord Exmouth. 

VON HUTTEN, BARONESS. Kingsmead. By the author 
of "Pam," "What Became of Pam," "The Halo," etc. 
Toronto : The Musson Book Co. Cloth, $1.25. 
Kingsmead is the fine old English country seat that 
Lord Kingsmead, finding himself deeply in debt on com- 
ing of age, sold to a Mr. Lansing, who had made a for- 
tune through a special kind of bathtub. T.,ord Kings- 
mead (our old friend "Tommy" of "The halo") and 
young Jjansing had teen intimate from college days, and 
one '.of Tommy's greatest pleasures when in England was 
to -vdsit at his old homo. There are interesting people 
gathered there for Christmas, which include' Tommy's 
sister, Briget, now Lady Pontefract, our old friend Pam 
and little Pammy. The plot has chiefly to do with two 
love nffairs, and Lord Kinj^smcjid's efforts to help all 

parties. Kingsmead is pictured as a very charming fel- 
low, delicate, sensitive and rather eccentric. 

GALSWORTHY, JOHN. Fraternity. Toronto : Copp 
Clark Co. Cloth, $1.25. 
The author of this book has succeeded in showing 
that aesthetic culture alone is but a poor remedy for 
social evils. In the Dallisons of both families he has 
given specimens of the finished product of that fin-de- 
siecle cult of art and intellect which was expected to do 
so much for society. They but afford illustrations of the 
disintegrating processes of a cult which has the ego for 
its god, liberty for its fetich and the social organism 
for its nemesis. The book is clever and serious and wcli 
worth reading. Many words of wisdom proceed from the 
mystical old author of The Brotherhood of Man. 

SNAITH, J. C. Araminta. Toronto : William Biigg.s. 
Cloth, $1.25. 
Mr. Snaith is nothing if not daring and original. In 
Araminta he has chosen a most unique heroine and he 
has done her full justice both in description and in the 
situations he has created for her. A young Amazon 
endowed with beauty and a singularly sweet simplicity 
of character, one follows her career with interest after 
she is launched upon the gaieties of London social life. 
Her ludicrous drawl and her frequent reiteration that 
she is nicknamed "Goose Girl, because I am rather a 
sil-lay, you know," produce a sensation among the jaded 
old worldly men and women among whom she is thrown. 
But the Goose Girl is not only refreshing, she is genuine 
and maintains her loyalty to her home and to her first 
love throughout the book and all ends happily. 

By the author of "The Whispering. Man," joint authot- 
of "Calumet K." Mustrated. Toronto : The Copp 
Clark Co., Limited, 1903. Cloth, $1.25. 
The scene of this entertaining romance is laid in a 
tropical island near Jamaica where an American devel- 
opment company is producing tropical products under 
the management of the hero, an ex-newspaperman. The 
capitalists in New York, who control the company, try 
to influence him to submit unfavorable reports in order 
to squeeze out the smaller shareholders. He refuses and 
actually attempts to kidnap one of the capitalists, in 
order to put him out of the way, while he goes to the 
annual meeting of the company. The fight between the 
two men forms the chief interest of the story, while in- 
directly the capitalist's daughter plays no unimportant 

VANCE, LOUTS .TOSEPH. The Bronze Bell. By the 
author of "The Brass Bag," "The Black Rag," etc 
With illustrations by Harrison Fisher. Toronto : Wil- 
liam Briggs lOOf). Cloth, $1.25. 
The hero is a young American who has lived for 
some years in India and written books about it. Tho 
reader is first introduced to him on his way to a friend's 
place on Long Island for a few days' duck .shooting ; his 
telegram has been detained and his friend fails to meet 
him at the station ; he starts to walk to his final dcs- 
I ination and has an adventure with a beautiful girl on a 



black horse and a fat and diity Hindu, who i)resents 
liini with "tlie token," a bronze bell in a box. The 
scene changes to India, where the hero f^foes in |)ur.suit 
of the heroine, and with the hope of unravelling "the 
mystery" and g^ets into international complications. 


Carter. Pami)hlot. Tjondon : Robert CuUey. 

J. E. Rattenbury. London : Robert Culley. PamplJet 
containinj?- sermon i)ieached at the Lyceum Theatre on 
.lanuary 31, 190!). 

the popular i)lay of the same name ly Harrison 
lihodes and Thomas A. Wise. New York : J. S. Ogil- 
vie Publishing Co. Cloth, 60cts. 

MAN. By T. Sharper Knowlson. London : F. Warno 
& Co. A small volume of kindly adv'ice and counsel 
on various phases of business life, condensed into brief, 
pithy chapters. 

SOCIAL IDEALS. Papers on social subjects by Will 
Crooks, M.P., P. W. Wilson, M.P., George Lansbury, 
J. Ramsay Macdonald, M.P., S. E. Keble, J. H. Clap- 
ham and J. A. Faulkner. London : Robert Culley. 
Paper, 6d. net. 

cage : Laird & Lee. Genuine morocco, gilt edges, 50 
cts.; seal grain leather, red edges, 25 cts. 
A convenient little volume, not only valuable as a 

register of daily events, but especially useful for the 

ready information it contains on points constantly 

arising in business and social affairs. 

and Public Men. Edinburgh and London : Oliphant, 
Anderson & Ferrier. Cloth, 2s. 6d. net. 
A memorial volume presenting various aspects of the 

life and work of a great christian, whose hymns are 

familiar to countless people throughout the world. His 

centenary is being celebrated this year. 

POSITION and the Great Northwest. Chicago : Laird 
& Lee. Cloth, 75c. Paper, 25c. 
A handsomely bound collection of real'istic photo- 
graphic views, illustrating the wild natural beauty and 
marvelous progress of Western America, and graphically 
depicting the most interesting features of the Interna- 
tional Exposition to be held at Seattle from June 1 to 
Oct. 16, 1909. Accompanying each view is an instructive 
and entertaining explanation of the scene shown. 

GEORGE BORROW : The Man and his Work. By R. 

A. J. Walling. Cassell & Co., Limited, London and 

Toronto. $1.50 net. 
The unique personality of the author of "Lavengro" 
and "The Bible in Spain," renders him a striking figure 
among English men of letters of the past century. At 
the present day there seems to be a growing interest in 
him, which such a book as this is calculated to gratify. 
The author narrates Borrow's life with sympathy and 
with clearness, drawing a splendid picture of the man 
himself and of the experiences through which he passed. 

Andreyev, translated from the Russian by Herman 
Bernstein. New York : J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Co. 
Cloth, U.OO. 

This book is, in the form of fiction, the samo protest 
against the Reign of Terror in Russia, that inspired 
('ount Tolstoy to raise his voice against wholesale exe- 
cutions, ill. his famcius ap|)eal, "I Cannot Be Silent. ' Jt 
is the first story of any length by Andreyev, translated 
into English, and created a literary and political .•jensa- 
tion upon its publication in Russia last year. 

man Hanks. Boston : Dana Estes & Co. Cloth, $1.5(J. 

Beginning with the departure of the Pilgrim Father.s 
from England and their settlement in Holland, the au- 
thor traces the religious movements of the times that 
led to the exi)edition to America. The story of the 
Plymouth Colony and its relation to those stirring 
events in our country's earliest history is given witli 
the impressive detail that is devoid of pedantry, while 
the style is simple, forceful and convincing. The work 
is extra illustrated with numerous beautiful double tone 
plates and has a complete index. 

ick Carter. New York : Henry Holt & Co. Cloth 
In his preface the author points out how very little 
is actually know about the beginnings of railroads iji 
America. Public attention seems nowadays to be directed 
more towards present-day railroad problems than towards 
the struggles and difficulties of pioneer builders and opera- 
tors. Yet in these experiences of sixty years and more 
ago Mr. Carter has discovered a veritable romance, 
which he has not hesitated to work up into the enter- 
taining form of the present book. To those interested 
in railroads the stories he tells will be found to be fas- 
cinating and many of the experiences narrated will 
prove to be as good as anything in a novel. 


A meeting of the Council of the Ontario Historical 
Society was held at the Education Department, Toronto, 
on Thursday, May 6. Among those present were Barlow 
Cumberland, president of the Society, J. H. Coyne, C. 
C. James, Miss Agnes Fitzgibbon, Mrs. E. J. Thomp- 
son, David Williams, Clarkson W. James and W. A. 

The principal business before the meeting was the 
appointment of a secretary, who would take hold vigor- 
ously of the work of the Association and place it once 
more on a satisfactory basis. The choice of the meeting 
fell on Clarkson W. James, who as secretary of the 
Department of Education was well qualified for the post. 

Plans for the annual meeting were left in the hands 
of the president, secretary and C. C. James. The meet- 
ing will probably be held between the middle of Septem- 
ber and the middle of October, though the place of 
meet'ing has not yet been decided upon. 


Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd., publishers of Lon- 
don, England, have entered into an arrangement with 
the Copp Clark Co., Toronto, to. act as their agents 
and distributors throughout Canada. The Copp Clark 
Co. carry a large and representative selection of this 
firm's publications. 



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f). Letters of .Jennie Allen. Donworth. McLeod. 
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L Lewis Hand. Mary .Johnston, iiriggs. 

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20771. Primary Exercises in Mental Arithmetic for 
Ninth Year. (Book.) Herbert J. Silver, Montreal, 5th 

20774. Five Thousands Facts About Canada. LJ09 
Edition. Compiled b3l Frank Yeigh. (Book.) Frank 
Yeigh, Toronto, 5th April. 

20776. Catalogue of the Morris Collection of Indian 
t'ortraits at the Gallery of the Canadian Art Club, 1909. 
(Hook.) Edmund Morris, Toronto, 5th April. 

20778. The Fugitives. A Sheaf of Verses. By IL 
L. Spencer. (Book.) Hiram Ladd Spencer, Whitehead, 
\ew Brunswick, 7th April. 

20787. Britannia. By Grant Balfour. (Poem.) .Tame.s 
Miller Grant, Toronto, 7th April. 

20794. Atlas Practice and Exercise Book. W. J. 
Gage & Company, Limited, Toronto, 10th April. 

20800. Glad Tidings. (Washing Powder.) (Poem.) 



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Manufacturers' List Company, Montreal, 16th April. 

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Horning, Toronto, 17th April. 

20830. Heroines of Canadian History. By W. S. 
Herrington. (Book.) W. S. Herrington, Napanee, 21st 

20831. The Universal Spelling Book. For Canadian 
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20835. Tercentenial Quebec. (Literary work.) (Tem- 
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Author of "Essays, Literary and Historical," 
just published by Wm. Briggs. 


The fact that Arthur Stringer has duplicated the 
title of another novel published some years ago in the 
case of his last book, "The Gun Runner," demonstrates 
how easy it is to fall into this trap, when the number 
of publications is so enormous and titles are so soon 
forgotten. Apropos of this a writer in a London book 
paper suggests a fresh source of supply of titles. After 
referring to a novel shortly to appear with the name, 
"Much Ado about Something," he says : "This idea of 
what may be described as the amended Shakespearian 
title seems capable of a certain amount of profitable 
development. 'The Merry Husbands of Windsor,' 'As 
You Don't Like It,' 'The Summer's Tale,' 'The Two 
Ladies of Verona,' 'The Tragedy of Errors,' and 'A 
Midwinter Might's Dream,' for example, are all awaiting 
appropriation, and would make undeniably effective items 
in circulating-library catalogues. Nor need the applica- 
tion of the idea be limited, of course, exclusively to 
Shakespearian titles ; have we not just had, by the way, 
a novel called 'Katherine the Arrogant' — an obviously 
punning echo of the name by which the first of Henry 
the Eighth's half-dozen Queens is known in history V 

It is gratifying to find that due prominence is given 
to books relating to Canada in the catalogue of at least 
one Public Library, — that in the city of St. John, N.B. 
In the bulletin of March, 1909, issued by this library, 
Canadians are listed on the first six pages, a represen- 
tative showing of these books being made. This is a 
procedure which might well be adopted by every library 
"in Canada, for it tends to bring to the attention of the 
library's patrons just those books which should be com- 
mended to their careful consideration. A knowledge of 
the country, its history, its reso'urces, its makers, is 
essential to the proper upbringing of its citizens and 
where else can these things be found save in books re- 
lating to Canada. 

The new I'nited States copyright act will be of some 
assistance to Canadian authors, who are contemplating 
American editions of their books. Instead of having to 
arrange for simultaneous publication in both countries 
to secure the privilege of American copyright, they are 


granted thirty days grace before registering and another 
thirty days before publishing. This is a contingency, 
however, which is not likely to arise, because Canadians 
who want to enter the American market usually arrange 
for primary publication there. Still some author may 
produce a book here, which he finds is taking so well 
that an American edition is advisable. By the new act 
he is given sufficient leeway to make it possible for him 
to secure copyright at Washington after his book is on 
the market here. 

It is good news to read in the report of the recent 
meeting of the Royal Society at Ottawa, that the pre- 
sident. Dr. Roy, dealt with copyright in his presidential 
address. I have not yet been privileged to see his ad- 
dress but, whatever policy he advocated, all who are 
brought into contact with our copyright laws, will agree 
that some change is advisable and the more agitation 
there is the better. The anomalous position occupied by 
Canada is matter for regret. Even the working out of 
the details of the present law gives room for improve- 
ment, as witness the present situation, when an impor- 
ter is prohibited from bringing in books, which cannot 
even be procured in Canada. Copyright must protect 
something ; it is absurd to conceive of its protecting 

Speaking of British fiction in Canada, one wonders 
how many Canadians have read or even heard of Arnold 
Bennett's "Old Wives' Tale," published some months ago 
in England. This is one of the best books of the year. 
It has been commended nighly by all thoughtful critics. 
Yet we poor Canadians don't know about it. Who's 
fault is this ? The blame attaches largely to the British 
publisher, who has failed to make the book known out 
here. We hear a great deal about American fiction be- 
cause American publishers are careful to keep all classes 
of people on this continent posted on their publications, 
but the average British book is practically unknown. 

If I am righly informed it was The Bookman of New 
York which originated the idea of listing the six best- 
selling books in the leading cities of the Union and from 
the lists received compiling a national summary. Their 
list has been running now for a good many years and 
has been regarded as authoritative. One disadvantage 
it possessed was that the books referred to were all 
novels. To obviate this change the Bookman has now 

Whose " Elizabeth Visits America" has just been published. 

'I' II I-: (A X A I) I A X i; ( )() K .M A \ 

Which conlains a Library much enjoyed by Sir Wilfrid in his leisure hours. 

arranged for the publication of two supplementary lists, 
one dealing with books of general literature and the 
other with juveniles. This step is surely commendable. 
More attention should be directed to books of solid 

The British book trade are much convulsed at the 
present time over the publication of sevenpenny copy- 
right novels in cloth. It seems that some publishers 
have been issuing the sevenpenny reprints of six shilling 
novels, so soon after the original publications, that the 
sale of the latter has been seriously interfered with, 
while, even apart from this consideration, the advisa- 
bility of issuing such cheap editions at all is in question. 
At a recent meeting of publishers a resolution was pass- 
ed to the eftect that it was inexpedient to issue at less 
than one shilling in cloth any 6 shilling novel within less 
than 5 years from the date of its first publication in 
book form. 

Statistics are usually dry reading but a few figures 
concisely put oftentimes prove illuminating. I have 
just been glancing at the customs returns of the United 
States for the month of March, and under the heading 
of books and other printed matter, I see that we Can- 
adians imported from across the border a value of 
$230,608. This is over $58,000 better than March, 1908, 
or in other words an increase of twenty-five per cent. 
As an indication of returning prosperity, this is a hope- 
ful sign, for the purchases of books are a reliable in- 
dicator of the welfare of a nation. Canada is of course 
the largest purchaser of literature from the United 
States, Uncle Sam's second customer being the United 
Kingdom, which buys a little more than half as much as 
Canada. W. A. C. 

It has been announced that the publisher has just 
put on the press a further edition of 10,000 copies of 
"Songs of a Sourdough" making the round total of 
copies issued 40,000. This seems to indicate that our 
native writers do produce books that sell, and when we 
consider that this enormous sale is of a book of poetry 

then indeed are we compelled to admit that Canadians 
do appreciate the work of their writers when those 
writers ring true. Another indication of the confidence 
of the public in Mr. Service's work is the fact that ad- 
vance orders for his new book of poems, to be issued 
shortly, under the title of "Ballads of a Cheechako," 
already amount to over 13,000 copies. 

We venture to say that no book of poetry issued 
either in Great Britain or the United States during the 
last two years can show such a sale. The fact has also 
to be taken into account that Canada's population of 
only seven millions is placed against the 40 millions of 
Great Britain and the 80 millions of the United States. 


The Toronto lady who won the prize for the 
best essay on a Canadian Navy. 


A fantastic drawing in the edition of Edgar Allen Poe, illustrated by F. S. Coburn. 

—Reproduced by courtesy of G, P. Putnam's Sons. 

The Illustrator of Drummonds Habitant Books 

The Young Canadian Artist who worked 
in Conjunction with Dr. Drummond. 

By H. S. Somerville. 

"Canada has no artists," so said Sarah Bernhardt. 
It is always painful to flatly contradict a lady, but in this 
instance, it must be done. Canada is yet j^oung. Her men 
have been busy, blazing the trails for future progress, 
andi developing t'he most obvious resources of the land- 
This is the inevitable history of every new country, and 
these tasks keep its inhabitants well occupied. The fine 
arts are products of a time in t'he history of a nation, 
when its people can think of something else besides the 
necessity of building up for absolute needs. The garret- 
room g'cnius is soimething of a myth. The best work, 
t'lie work for which the world is better, is done under 
favorable cmiditions. A full stomach helps a lot. Wealth, 
culture and refinement may develop the aest'hetic ten- 
dencies. This fact renders it impossible to compare a 
young country with an old country. 

Despite this assertion, however, Canadia has already 
gone far afield. In Bernhardt's own sphere, there is 
a galaxy of Canadian star.s — Margaret Anglin, James K. 
Hackett, May Irwin and Maud Allan. An untimely death 
cut off Franklin McLeay from a brilliant career. At 
the time of his death he was playing Cassius to Tree's 
Antony and Waller's Brutus in London, in an all-star 
east. He unfortunately died before he had grasped fully 
tlici fruits of his genius. 

In literature, there are many names splendidly shin- 
ing, amcmg them Barr, Drummond, Parker, Roberts, Car- 
man and Campbell. 

Have we any sculptors? The works of Hebert and 
Hill answer this query, to say nothing of that master 
of anatomy, Dr. Tait Mackenzie. They are three superla- 
tive types of Canad.ian artists. TIebert's and Hill's works 
adorn our public .squares. The old noblesse of France 
finds expression to us, of the present day, through the 

work of the former. The latter lias treated, in a virile 
way, the achievements of later day Canadians fighting for 
the flag in foreign countries. 

Of painters, black and white men and cartoonists, 
such names at Matthews, Julien, Bengough, Raeey, Harris 
and Coburn stand out prominently. After all this, the 
divine Sarah must have been wrong. Her vision was 
dimmed, perhaps, by the glitter of lier box office re- 

Some years ago a professional man, a doctor of medi- 
cine, wrote some charming verses, concerning the humble 
habitants of the Province of Quebec. This volume was 
red'olent of good will, sympatliy and heart's interest. It 
laid bare in a delightful way the customs, habits and 
foibles of these people. Human nature, as only a physi- 
cian can know it, was set forth in its pages. 

The aut'hor was the late Dr. W. H. Drummond. Na- 
turally he wanted an illustrator to help him in his work. 
The nature of the book made a Canadian essential from 
a sentimental, if not from a technical, standpoint. 

Into tliis gap stepped Frederick Simpson Coburn, and 
the foundations (^f tlie fame which he enjoys in Canada 
were laid through this connection. How this was ac- 
complished is best told in Mr. Coburn 's own words. "It 
was while calling on the late Mr. S. C. Stevenson, in 
Montreal, just prior to leaving for Europe in 1896. that he 
happened to mention Dr. DrumTOond's work, which the 
d'octor had just then decided to publish, and he introduced 
me to the author of the " Habitant" as a possible illus- 
trator. I spent about three months down 'below Quebec 
studying types and scenery before undertaking it, and 
the work I brought back evidently pleased the doctor, be- 
cause lie gave me the manuscript, and carte blanche to 
go ahead. This (began an association that has exercised 


T 11 E C A \ A [) 1 A \ lUJ ( ) K M A iN 

ail ciKiniKiiis iiilliiciicc on iiic audi my work, iioL only in a 
porsonal way, bill because he gave me my lirsi real con- 
lidt'iice ill myiselif. " 

Mr. Coibiirii was iborii at Upper Melbourne, Quebec, 
Mareh 20, 1S71, and i-eceived his education c'hiefly at 
St. Francis (^olle^'o, HiHvmoiid. His boyhood and youth 
were those of a iiornial Canadian boy. He early showed 
talent in an artistic direction. After leaving Richmond 
he came to Montreal, and commenced his art studies 
under the late Samuel Stevenson. His first serious work 
was undertaken in New York at the Carl Hecker School 
of Art, and from there he went to the Royal Academy 
of Berlin, Germany, subsequently studying in Munich 
and Paris. It was in the latter place that he was brought 
under t'he influence of the great Gerome, and he also gain- 
ed the honor of a scholarship there. 

Like many other great and good men, he had a good 
mother, and it was during this sojourn in Europe that 
his greatest sorrow came to him in the loss of her wlumi 
he had left scarcely a year before in apparently the best 
of health. After graduating in Paris, he came home, 
and it was then that he undertook the illustration of 
Dr. Drummond's first volume of poems, "The Habitant.'' 

The succeeding year he went to London, and School 
of Fine Art. From London he crossed to Antwerp, and 
graduated from there after winning a seholai-ship and first 
rank in the class. Suibsequently he illustrated Dr. Drum- 
mond's other books, ''Johnnie Corteau," "The Voy- 
ageur, " "Philorum and His Canoe," "Madeline Vereh- 
eres," and editions of Edgar Allan Poe's works; Dick- 
ens' "Cricket on the Hearth" and "A Christmas 
Carol"; Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle." 

Mr. Coburn has taken up his residence in Antwerp, 
where he has a studio. He divides his time between il- 
lustrative work and painting. Needless to say, it is 
upon the latter that he hopes to build his reputation. 
When asked what his best illustrations were, he said, "I 
consider my .best work was the illustrations made for 
the Eleanor edition of Edgar Allan Poe's works, and 
some of the later illustrations of Goldsmith, for which 
I spent some time in Ireland last summer." 

In speaking of som'e of his earlier struggles, he men- 
tioned a disastrous four monfhs which he spent in Mon- 
treal, vainly endeavoring to establish an artistic connec- 
tion, and remarked that the memory of them made him 

Every other year he leavts his studio in Antwerp, and 
comes home to visit his father, sister and brothers, and 
an aged grandmother. He enjoys, as only an artist ca,n 
enjoy, the natural 'beauties of the Eastern Townships, 
and goes back recuperated and ready for the further pur- 
suit of his chosen profession. 

At the time of publication of Dickens' "Christmas 
Carol," "Literature," which was then published as a 
supplement by the "London Times," spoke in a very 
eulogistic strain of his work. "In discussing the various 
artists who have illustrated the "Christmas Carol," it said 
"The pictorial quality is best of all shown by Mr. Co- 
burn. More than that, he lias read his Dicktns with 
care, and has more than the usual literary appreciation. 
His drawing of the light-hearted vagrant, stooped down 
at Scrooge's keyliole to regale him with a Christmas 
carol, is worthy of the best traditions of 'American 
(Canadian) penwork. The picture of Scrooge in 'The 
Tank' is very real, the figure of the skinflint with his 
dip is a very powerful drawing. The fiddler is a very 
leal t\-pe, and no one of the illustrations other than de- 
light the most exacting art critic. If only Mr. Coburn will 
lose himself entirely in his subject, he is one of the most 
promising of modern Dickens' illustrators. The interest 

that always 'belongs to the efforts thai, from time to tiirift, 
have been made to secure for a classic work of literature 
a fresh interpretation from an artist of individual im- 
iigination is ever present in the work wo 'have somewhat 
cursorily reviewed." > 

"More than the usual literary approciallon," That is 
the secret. Tlie fact that Dr. Druminond said to him, 
after the first proofs were submitted, "Fred, you and I 
must go together in this work," showed how much Dr. 
Drummond appreciated his ability to interpret the rc- 
(liiirements of the book. 

Not only once, but always, does he do this. It is 
(louibtful if any one else could liave seen into the habi- 
laiil's heart, and translated its throbs so faithfully as 
this young Canadian. Not a thing that marks them with 
their own individuality has escaped his notice. Of Mr. 

As portrayed by F. S. Coburn. 

—Reproduced by courtesy of (! .P. Putnam's Sons. 

Coburn 's latest works little can be said, as comparatively 
lew of his paintings have been seen here. 

There were, however, a few on exhibition in Montreal 
during the early winter. They all displayed his delicate 
interpretation and treatment of his su'bject. Some were 
marines, and some portraits. Among the latter one was 
paiticularly striking. It was the portrait of a woman 
standing near a window, where the strong lights and 
shades of such a position were most effectively shown. 
To the layman, who committed the cardinal sin of ap- 
proaching too closely, there appeared to be a big splash 
of pigment rolled up in bundles on this woman's skirt 
vhere tlie sun struck full. When too close, it looked like 
the spot on the wall inside a paint shop where painter 
mechanics try out their, brushes. At an artistic dis- 
tance, the seemingly meaningless stroke brought out, in 
an alluring way, the sheen of the rays of light falling 


T H E C A X A D I A X BO C) K M A N 

A characteristic glimpse of Habitant life. 

—Reproduced by courtesy of G. P. Putnam's Sons. 

across the folds of her skirt, and then nothing 'but won- 
der and admiration came over one for t'he art and skill 
cf the painter. Frederick Simpson CoTaiu-n may not be 
a great painter, and may never become such. One thing. 
iiowever, is sure, if the ability to make cold canvass ap- 
peal, to speak, to stir something in one's heart, then he 
is already a great artist, and will enjoy all the emolu- 
ments of success. 

To criticize the fine arts is to tread on dangerous 
ground. The impressionistic cult impresses perhaps by 
it? daring, but its influence is fleeting. There are some 
simple pictures, simple in treatment perhaps, simple in 
.^nbjeet, simple in coloring, that ring true, and in a.n un- 
i'ackneyed way maybe, tell an old' story. It is more 
than a conjecture that, whatever fame the artist Coburn 
achieves in the future, he will be remembered longest in 
Canada by 'his connection with Dr. Drummond aind his 
books. This, perhaps, is only natural, as the work of 
both strikes near home. To know that the artist did his 
part well, one has but to look at the illustrations in any 
one of these books. He went to the fountain hea,d, to 
the plain people), and he has delicately delineated' the 
characters lie has met, and lived among, in French Can- 
ada. He has run the gamut of variety. Nothing ha.^ 
escaped him. War, seenory, pi)rtraiture and domestic 
life are faitlit'iilly depicted, and woven into the warp 
find woof of the doctor's stories. 

Di'ummond and Coburn have accomplished a. national 
w(u-k. and posterity will be grateful to them. History 
I;(,lds many examples of men being 'born who dovetail 
into one another's lives. In this way good results are 

Of the artist's private life, and his pnrsonality. little 
can be said. One of the strongest ti'aits of his character 
is his aversion to anythinpr which savors of personal ad- 
vertising, lie has no objection to people discussing his 
work, because he knows tbis part of him is for thi. pub- 
lic. He believes that honest criticism, from any source, 
mav be valuable. He is a severe and relentless critic 

of his own work, and invites it from all, as all men of 
talent do. It is hardly necessary to say anything regard- 
ing his personality, because the keen observer will find it 
reflected in his work. The future is difficult to estimate, 
but if success depends upon the force of the old adage 
that "true art is the expression of man's joy in his 
work,"' then the future holds the greatest success for the 
Canadian artist — Frederick Simpson Coburn. 



Toronto, May 2li, l!)On. 
Editor Canadian Bookman, — I thought it might inter- 
est you to know that Arthur Stringer's recent booK, 
"The Gun Runner" tears the same title as a book 
written, by Bertram Mitford, "The Gun Runner : a 
Romance of Zululand," — a story of 1878-9, and published 
in 1893 by Chatto, England, 3s. 6d., and Fenno (X. Y.) 
$1.25. An odd coincidence. Yours truly, 



Books on the Civil War still continue to be issued. 
The latest is one entitled "The War Time Journal of a 
Georgia Girl," written by Eliza Finances Andrews. This 
is the actual diary kept during the terrible years of '64 
and '65 by a girl of intense Southern sympathies. The 
book is altogether different from other journals of this 
period which have been published, as the heroine had 
nothing to do with the great figures and events of the 
period. Her diary intended solely for her own eyes 
gives the most intimate picture of the intensity of 
Southern feeling, and of the diversions in which Society 
sought to forget tlie continual tragedy through which 
they were passing. William Briggs is supplying the 
trade in Canada with this volume. 


r :-. coBvft 

.Sor^^ / 

Habitant lovers charmingly pictured by Mr. Coburn. 

— Reproduced by courtesy of (J. P. Putnam's Sons. 


What the Publishers are Providing for Canadian Readers 

Spring Lists are Now Almost Complete Atten- 
tion is Being Directed to the Fall Trade. 

h\ Maiion ( 'raw I'md's last, ihincI "Sliadclla" will In; 
issued by the Maciiiillaii Co. in llie fail. 

Hex Beach's next novel will ho entitled "The Silver 
Hoard," and will he puljlished in the fall by the Musson 
Book Co. 

There is to be a new novel by the American Winston 
Churchill in the fall. It will be published by the Mac- 
millan Co. 

"The Ked Saint" by Warwick Deeping- is now in 
stock with CasscU & Co. It is one of the best of their 
sprinfjc ])ublications. 

"The White Mice," Richard Harding Davis' new 
book of adventure in South America, was published last 
month by McLeod & Allen. 

McLeo'd & Allen publish on .June 15 "The Making of 
Bobby Burnit," by George Randolph Chester, author of 
' ' Get-Rich-Quick Wallingf ord . ' ' 

"Actions and Re-actions" by Rudyard Kipling, which 
includes "With the Night Mail," will be published by 
the Macmillan Co. about October. 

"The Chippendales," by Robert Grant, has been well 
received in Canada. The publishers here, the Copp, 
Clark Co., are pleased with the sales. 

"The Chrysalis" by Harold Morton Kramer and 
"The Glory of the Conquered," by Susan Glasell are 
recent publications of McLeod & Allen. 

Cassell & Co. have received their Canadian edition of 
"Faith" by the Bishop of Durham, who by the way is 
reported to be about to visit America. 

The Canadian edition of "Round the Fire Stories," 
by A. Conan Doyle, to be published by the Copp, Clark 
Co. will be on the market early this month. 

It can at length be definitely stated that the Rus- 
sian novel, "A Flight from Siberia," by Vaclaw Sier- 
oszewski, will be published early tliis month by the Copp, 
Clark Co. 

A new story entitled "The Marriage of Hilary C-ar- 
den," by Stanley Portal Hyatt, author of "A Little 
Brown Brother," will be issued in August by the Mac- 
millan Co. 

The Musson Book Co. report large advance orders 
for "Little Sister of the Snow" by Frances Little, au- 
thor of "The Lady of the Decoration," which they will 
publish in the early autumn. 

Cassell & Co. can now supply "Royal Academy Pic- 
tures, 1909," in both serial and book form. There are 
5 serial parts selling at 20 cents each. The entire work 
may be had in paper at 90c, and cloth' $1.50. 

"Parenthood and Race Production" by Dr. Saleeby, 
($2.25j is a recent publication of Cassell & Co. They 
have also issued a cheap edition of "Household Cook- 
ery," originally published at $^.25, but now to be had 
at $1.00. 

"A Certain Rich Man" is the title of William Allen 
White's new story to be published by the Macmillan Co. 
at the end of this month. The same house will also 
pubftsh in July "The Veil," a story of Tunis, by a new 

The Macmillan Co. announce for fall publication, "A 
Life for a Life," by Robert Herrick, author of "To- 


g-cther," "The Key of the lyiikiiown," by Kosa Nouchette 
Carey, "Calvary," by Rita and "Antonio" by Ernest 

The sixpenny paper-covered novels, so popular in 
Fnglaml, are stocked extensively in Canada by the (Jopp, 
Clark Co. They announce the arrival of an additional 
consignment, containing- many attractive titles by noted 
authors. For summer reading those scries are admir- 

Towards the end of the month the Macmillan Co. of 
Canada will publish "The Bride of the Mistletoe," by 
.James Lane Allen. They arc issuing at once "Spies of 
the Kaiser," by William Ic Qucux ; "Romance of a Plain 
Man," by Ellen Glasgow and "Rotriljution" by (iuy 

Quite a list of novels have been i)ublisht;d by the 
Musson Book CJo. during the last two weeks. They in- 
clude, "Marriage a la Mode," by Mrs. Humphrey Ward, 
"Red Horse Hill" by Sidney McCall, "The Kingdom of 
Earth," by Anthony Partridge ; "Old Lady No. 31," by 
L. Forsslund. 

The death of George Meredith has quickened popular 
interest in the works of the great novelist. In this con- 
nection it should be remembered that the Copp, Clark 
Co. are agents for his books in Canada. They direct 
special attention to the pocket edition in cloth and 
leather bindings. 

The Masterpieces in Color Series published by T. and 
E. C. Jack, for whom the Copp, Clark Co. are agents in 
Canada, continues to be in good demand, according to 
a report received from the publishers. The latest addi- 
tions to the series are volumes dealing- with Burne- 
Jones and Holbein. 

The Canadian Facts Publishing Co. of 667 Spadina 
Ave., Toronto, report continued satisfactory sales for 
their 1909 edition of "Five Thousand Facts About Can- 
ada." Orders have recently been received from Dawson 
City, Norway House, Cape Breton and .Japan. Its cir- 
culation is indeed empire as well as world wide. 

Publication of "Sins of Society" by Cecil Raleig-h 
has again been postponed by the Eng-lish publishers and 
the Canadian edition to be brought out by the Copp, 
Clark Co. will be correspondingly delayed. It is now 
announced for publication about August 1. The play of 
the same name, which is being presented in Chicago has 
created quite a .'■ensation there. 

Henry Frowde has published in special Canadian edi- 
tions the following novels : "A Fair Refug^ee," by Morice 
Gerard, "The Mag-ic of Love," by Annie S. Swan; "The 
Compact," by Ridgwell Cullum ; "Rose of the Wilder- 
ness," by S. R. Crockett ; "The First Stone," by Mary 
Stuart Boyd. In format these books are much superior 
to the average English novel. 

For the early autumn, Henry Frowde will have 
ready Canadian editions of "The Lady of Blossholme," 
by Rider Haggard, "A Merry Heart," by J. J. Bell, 
"The King's Signet," by Morice Gerard, "That Cypher" 
by E. L. Haverfield, "The One Who Came After," by 
David Lyall ; "Great Heart Gillian," by John Oxen- 
ham, "The Fortunate Prisoner," by Max Pemberton ; 
"Inheritance," by Annie S. Swan ; a new novel by 

THE C- .\ X A D 1 A X B O O K M A N 

Harold Begbie, and a sotiucl to "The Saint" by Antonio 

Books giving designs for monograms have hitherto 
been few and expensive. Some fews ago there was is- 
sned a large collection designed by A. A. Turbayno, and 
a new edition of this work is now anonunced at a,bout 
an eighth of the original price. This move on the part 
of tlie publishers will place a collection of the latest de- 
signs witliin the reach of the most moderate purse, and 
a large sale is ensured among artists, designers and 
draughtsmen of all kinds. The book will be exactly as 
originally pu'blished as regards contents. The Copp, 
Clark Co.. Toronto, are agents for Canada.. 

• Robert CuUey, 26 Paternoster Row, London, E.G., 
has commenced the publication of a new shilling library, 
that is intended to cover a wide field of popular and 
entertaining literature, including books of history, travel 
and adventure, biography, poetry, missionary enterprise 
and social subjects. So far six volumes have been is- 
sued, — "P^our Thousand Miles Across Siberia," by C. 
Wenyon, M.I).; "Through Two Campaigns," by A. H. 
Male; "Wesley's Veterans" (2 volumes) edited by J. 
Telford, B.A.; "The Great Chinese Awakening," by A. 
R. Kclley and "Wesley's .Touinal" (abridged). Other 
volumes'' are in preparation. In press work, binding and 
general get-up, these attractive little volumes leave 
nothing to be desired and there should be a large popu- 
lar demand for them. 



The new United States Copyright Act to amend and 
conso'lidate the acts respecting copyright 'has one or two 
provisions, whicli, should be of interest to Cana,dians, 

T'lie old restriction compelling the owner of copyright 
to set up and! print his book in the United States is re- 
tained in the case of books in the English language. 
Books of foreign origin in a foreign language are, how- 
ever, exepted from the typesetting clause. 

A concession is m^adie to the English author to this 
extent. He can tvbtain an interim protection . 'by tiling one 
comp'ete copy of tlie foreign edition not later than thirty 
days after its publication abroad, which shall secure to 
tlie autlior or proprietor an ad interim copyrig'ht until 
the expiration of thirty days after such deposit. Cer- 
tain formalities have to be observed in connection with 
this registration; but if it is carried out in accordance 
with the Act, and within this interim protection, tlie 
book is piiblislied! from type set in the United States, as 
is essential under the former section, then the United 
States copyright can be obtained. This gives a slight ad- 
vantage to English ^books, but the adva.ntage is so slight 
that in tlie majority of cases' — in the case of those books 
of sound literary value which do not attain popularity till 
some years after their publication — this short allowaiuce 
is useless. Moreover, there is an additional hardsliip 
whicli will not only affect English, but also United States 
autlvors — namely, that every registration for copyright 
must 'be acc(rmipa,nied by an afBdavil duly made by the 
jierson claiming llie copyright, or his duly authorized 
agent or representative in the United States, or by the 
l>riiitcr wlio lias printed tlie 'book, wiiich must set out 
I'crtain details as to the printing or process of reprodiic- 
lion in the United Slates. It is also essential tliat an as- 
signment of copyriglit executed' in a foreign country must 
be acknowledged before a consular officer or a seeretaiy 
of legation of the Ignited States. This latter provision is 
another handicap; but ought to make it clear tliat no Kiig- 
lish auliior wlio d'esii-es his book to lie ])r()d'uced in Ilie 
United States should a.ssign his copyright. 

Under the new law copyright is secured for twenty- 
eight years from the date of first publication, with a 
further term of twenty-eight years upon application, which 
has to 'be made in the manner prescribed by the Act. This 
is an important increase on the present law of the United 
States; but it is very unsatisfactory and very short- 
sighted! for the United States in this matter, as in other 
matters, to omit to come into uniformitj^ with the Berne 
convention and the methods of European countries. In 
nearly all Eurojiean countries the term is for life and a 
certain jjeriod. The Berne convention has set down life 
and fifty years, and it was understood that the United 
States in their alteration of the copyright law would also 
strive for a similar period. 

There is quite a wide latitude allowed to importers 
of foreign editions. When these are imported for use 
and not for sale, a,nd not more than one copy of any 
such book ill any one invoice by or for any society or 
institution incorporated for educational, literary, phil- 
osophical, scientific or religious purposes, or for the en- 
couragement of the fine arts or for any college, academy, 
si'hool, or seminary of learning, or for a,ny state, school, 
college, university or free public library, they may be im- 
ported free. 

The Act was approved on March 4 and goes into effect 
on July 1, 1909. \ 


Editor Canadian Bookman, — It has been said many 
times that Canada has no literature of its own. A few 
weeks ago a distinguished writer, now resident in To- 
ronto, in giving a lecture on Literature, prefaced his 
remarks by stating that he would not make any refer- 
ences to the so-called Canadian literature, as it was 
S'enerally conceded by literary men that there was no 
such thing as a Canadian literature. This statement is 
one which is certainly made in absolute ignorance of the 
facts. Canada to-day is producing writers whose output 
will compare favorably with the best work now being 
produced in Great Britain and the United States. In 
poetry we are pre-eminent ; the work of such writers as 
Campbell, Lampman, Carman, Frederick George Scott. 
Roberts, Service, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Ethelwyn 
Wctherald, and Helena Coleman bearing comparison with 
any being: ])ioduced on the continent of America. 

In i)hilos()i)hy she has taken a foremost place with 
Crozier, Blewett and Watson as the outstanding: figures. 
Historians occupy no mean place in Canada's list of 
writers, such names as Kingsford, Dent, Roberts and 
Laut occupying a biph place in the list of native his- 

In fiction Canada is steadily forpfing her way to the 
front with such writers as Ralph Connor, Nellie L. 
McClung, L. M. Montgomery, Marian Keith, R. W. 
Knowlcs and many others whose work is on a par with 
that being put out in either the United States or Great 

To take a concrete instance, showing the apprecia- 
tion of the Canadian people for one of thoir native 
writers, we point to the extraordinary sale of Mr. R. W. 
Service's "Songs of a Souixbnigh," which although 
issued less than two years ago by an altogether unknown 
writer has alieady reached the enormous sale (for 
poetry) of .'iO.OOO coi)ies. x^ 

Canada has a literature notwithstanding what may 
bo said to the contrary by supercilious critics who fail 
to find poo'd in anythinpr colonial. 

Toronto, May 8, 1909. BOOK^=fia:jLER. 


Activities of the Month in the Canadian Literary Field 

All Departments of Literature 
Represented — Several New Titles. 

The record of "('unadiana" continiiC'S to be one of 
piogrcss, new publications being announced at frequent 
intervals. Under practically every department of litera- 
ture, Canadian authors are showing activity. 


Sir Gilbert Parker's new book is to bear the title 
"Northern Lights." Jt is to be a volume of short 
stories dealing with Canada. Publication is announced 
for the middle of September and the Canadian edition 
will be issued by Sir Gilbert's regular publishers, the 
Copp, Clark Co., Toronto. 

Several months ago William Briggs annovmced a 
volume by Alice Ashworth Townley, under the title of 
"The Way Out." Mrs. Townley has decided to change 
the name of her volume which it is expected will be 
ready very soon to "The Opinions of Mary." This vol- 
ume is likely to be one of the big hits of the summer. 
The author is a very clever writer, and has, in this 
volume, given us a humorous work which we think will 
be well received in Canada. The volume is somewhat 
after the style of Jerome K. .Jerome's works, and will 
make a popular summer holiday book. 

The Musson Book Co., Toronto, have made arrange- 
ments to publish a story by Dr. O'Donald of Winnipeg, 
which is said to have delighted the few favored ones 
vv^ho have seen the manuscript. 

"The Fair Rebel," William Wilfrid Campbell's novel 
of the War of 1812, is announced for publication by the 
Westminster Co. about the middle of June. 


W. M. MacKeracher, whose volume ent\tl©d "Canada 
My Land and Other Poems," was so successful, has just 
issued a new volume which he entitles, "Sonnets and 
Other Verse." Mr. MacKeracher is connected with one 
of the large wholesale firms in Montreal, but he finds 
time to cultivate their use. One of the leading literary 
critics of Canada has called Mr. MacKeracher "the poet 
laureate of the Dominion," stating that there are no 
more patriotic verses written than those which have ap- 
peared from his pen. This volume is issued by William 
Briggs, who published Mr. MacKeracher's former vol- 

Dr. J. D. Logan, editor of the Toronto Sunday World, 
will shortly publish through the press of William Briggs 
"Songs of the Makers of Canada and other Homeland 
Lyrics," with an essay on "The Distinction of Canadian 

"Pebbles and Shells," by Donald A. Fraser, is to be 
issued about the middle of June from the press of Wil- 
liam Briggs. This volume will comprise poems which 
have appeared in the leading periodicals of both Canada 
and the United States, and which Mr. Fraser has col- 
lected for publication in this volume. Mr. Fraser is a 
resident of Victoria, B.C., where he is engaged, on the 
public school teaching staff. He comes from Ontario 
where his father, the late Rev. Donald Fraser, was form- 
erly stationed at Port Elgin and Mt. Forest. This is 
Mr. Fraser's first venture intO' the book world, and from 
the success which followed the publication of his fugi- 
tive verse in the various magazines we predict a good 

demand for this volume from his friends and from the 
public generally. 

Jn our last number an announcement was made of a 
new book which is being issued by William Briggs, under 
the title of "The Empire Birthday Book." Since that 
announcement was made the author has decided the 
change the title, and the book is now to be known as 
the "Imperial Anniversary Book," by Harold Saxon. 
This book promises to be a very good seller as a gift 
book and as a souvenir book for visitors. Under each 
date there appears a number of interesting entries in 
connection with events relating to British history, and 
a selection from one of the poets of the empire, in 
which Canadian i)oets figure largely. 

The tremendous demand for "Songs of a Sourdough," 
by Robert W. Service, has induced the publisher to' put 
on the press another edition of 10,000 copies. Included 
in this run will be a special edition which the publisher 
thought it would be well to issue as a special souvenir 
edition in small form suitable for the pocket. This book 
is very tastily and daintily gotten up, and the publishers 
expect a very large demand from the trade. 


There is to be a volume on Canada in Sir Isaac 
Pitman & Sons' new "All Red" British Empire Series. 
The name of the author has not yet been divulged, but 
Pitman & Sons state that the work of compilation is 
in capable hands. The first volume of the series, 
"The Co'mmonwealth of Australia" by Hon. Bernard 
Wise appeared recently and is pronounced by the critics 
to be admirable in every respect. 

"The People of the Plains," by Amelia M. Paget, 
which is issued this month by William Briggs, comes 
from the press at an opportune moment. Since the 
native tribes of the Dominion have commenced to 
dwindle in number the people are taking more interest 
in them and the volume from the pen of Mrs. Paget is 
sure to secure a welcome from the Canadian people. It 
is to be well illustrated and Mrs. Paget has the advan- 
tage of being able to write at first hand on this subject. 
The Canadian publishers are finding that any book deal- 
ing with the Canadian West is sure of a considerable 
sale. One of the leading features in connection with 
this is the fact that orders for books on the Canadian 
west are being received largely from the United States 
and Great Brita'in. There is no doubt a desire on the 
part of thei people of both Great Britain and the United 
States to learn something of the "last great West." 

In "Sunset Playgrounds," F. G. Aflalo, a famous 
English fisherman and writer on sporting topics gives an 
account of a recent visit to the United States and Can- 
ada in the course of which he tells ol pleasant days he 
passed with rod and reel at various points along his 
route. (Scribner's, $2.25). 

Anson A. Gard is probably the most prolific writer 
in Canada. He has at least a dozen books to his credit 
and may be counted on to produce still more. Of late 
years Mr. Gard has been writing about the Cobalt dis- 
trict. His last book, "The Gateway to Silverland" is 
dedicated to the Board of Trade of North Bay and con- 
tains a history and description of that interesting town. 
Bound in with this book, under the same cover is to be 


T 1 1 R CANADIAN' P. O ( ) K M A X 

found Mr. Gard's 1908 publication, "The Real Cobalt," 
running- to 128 pages and "Silverland and its Stories," 
a third book of 140 pages. The entire volume throws 
most interesting light on the Cobalt reg-ion. Mr. Gard 
has the faculty of ferreting out all manner of anecdotes 
and tales of the earl}- days and his book is full of bright 
paragrai)lis. Jt is published l)y the Emerson Press, 
Toronto at $1.50, and is well illustrated. 


Tliere has just been issued from the press of William 
Briggs a very interesting work by Thomas O'Hagan, 
M.A., Ph.D., which is entitled "Essays : Literary, Criti- 
cal and Historical." The essays comprised in this 
volume are as follows : A Study of Tennyson's Prin- 
cess ; Poetry and History Teaching Falsehood ; The 
Study and Interpretation of Literature ; The Degrada- 
tion of Scholarship ; The Italian Renaissance and the 
Popes of Avignon. Dr. O'Hagan was very successful with 
his first volume of essays, which was issued under the 
title of "Canadian Essays," and this volume is now 
out of print. His "Studies in Poetry," "Dreamland" 
and "Songs of the Settlement" were also very well re- 
ceived by the critics. One or two of the essays in the 
present volume are likely to cause a good deal of dis- 

"British Columbia Problems" is the title of a small 
book by J. C. Harris, of New Denver, dealing with politi- 
cal questions. It is published by the Thomson Co. of Van- 

Rev. Dyson Hague, M A., Rector Memorial Church 
and Canon St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Ontario, has 
published through the Church Record S. S. Publications, 
Toronto, two interesting booklets, one on Cranmer and 
the other on WyclifFe, both being in the nature of his- 
torical studies. The former contains 44 pages and the 
latter 69 pages and both are paper-covered. It is Canon 
Hague's intention to republish these studies later on in 
England with copious notes (all quotations and refer- 
ences, etc. verified) and they will then be extended to 
120 and 150 pages respectively. 


A biography of General Wolfe by Edward Salmon, 
managing editor of the Saturday Review of London, 
England, is announced for early publication by Isaac 
Pitman & Sons, London. It is particularly apropos in 
view of the fact that the i)rcsent year completes the 
century and a half since Wolfe died so gloriously on the 
heights of Abraham. Wolfe's name, in September next, 
will be even more on people's lips than it was last year 
when the founding of Quebec was celebrated. Mr. Sal- 
mon's book will place all who are interested in posses- 
sion of the latest fruits of research. He has made many 
discoveries of important slips in previous "lives," has 
found in g-eneral histories important facts of which no 
previous liiographer has been cognisant, and has had the 
advantage of handling two of Wolfe's letters which have 
never been i)ublished. 

In "The .\postle of Alaska," .John W. Arctander tells 
the .story of William Duncan of Metlakahtla, who was 
for fifty years a missionary among the Indians of Bri- 
tish Columbia and Alaska. The book is published by the 
Fleming If. i^'vell Co. (-SI. 50 net). 

"The Romatic History of the Selkirk Settlement," 
by Dr. George Bryce of Winnipeg, is announced for pub- 
lication early in August. The Musson Book Co., Toron- 
to, who arc pay'ing more and more attention to the 
l)ublication of Canadian books, are to be the i)ublishors 
and the bool< will sell at $1.25. 


Dr. Barton, physical instructor at the University of 
Toronto and a noted authority on physical culture, has 
written a book on this theme, which is to be published 
on or about September 1, by the Musson Book Co'., 

"Canadian Civics" by R. S. .Tenkins, is a book of 
elementary instruction for school children in the science 
of Government. A ^reparate volume is being issued for 
each province, the chapters on national affairs being the 
same in each. The book is i)ublished by the Copp, 
Clark Co. 

Canadian Folk Lore Society 

A New Organization Be- 
ing Formed to Collect 
Folk Songs and Folk Lore. 

The popular superstdtions or legends — the traditional 
beliefs — of a people are always interesting and it is 
pleasino' tu note that an application haiS been made to 
Parliament to incorporate the Canadian Folk Lore So- 
ciety. The number of folklorists in Canada may not be 
large, but they are enthusiastic. They are anxious to 
see a collection of the folk songs and folk lore of all the 
different nationalities of the Dominion collected. The 
inaugural meeting of the society will take place in Oc- 
tober next in the library of Victoria University, To- 
ronto, when the Chancellor, Rev. Dr. Burwash, will de- 
liver an address. The library of the University has been 
placed at the disposal of the societj' for the gatherings 
that they will hold from time to time. At a recent meet- 
ing of the executive the following were present: Alex- 
ander Fraser, president ; J. S. Carstairs, first vice-presi- 
dent; T. W. Waug'h. second vice-president; W. G. Win- 
temberg, secretary; Miss Helen M. Merrill, assistant sec- 
retary, and Miss J. McCallum, treasurer; Mrs. J. H. 
Thompson, of the Ontario Histoi'ical Society; Prof. 
Keyes of Toronto University; Messrs. M. Robinson. 
Oliver, and others. 

The feature of the evening was an address by Miss 
Blanche McDonnell, the widely-known Canadian authoress, 
wlio was secretary of the Montreal Folk Lore Society 
wlien it was in existence. Miss McDonnell explained 
that it was founded in 3896 a,nd' lasted six years. It 
was a branch of the American Folk Lore Society, with 
which organization it was affiliated, and had started with 
a large memibei'ship. Meetings were held once a month 
at the 'home of some of the members, but she feared it 
was the social side that had undermined its existence, 
too many joining for the pleasant associations and com- 
panionship, and not from a love or admiration for the ob- 
ject in view. Several papers read bad ibeen published 
by the autlioi's. but not as members of the Folk Lore re- 
search. She explained that some of those in the Pro- 
vince of Quebec would likely unite with the ToroTito 

IVIiss McDonnell was appoint edi a corresponding nicm- 
ber of t'he society for Quebec. Several suggestions were 
offered for the good and welfare of the organization, 
and it was urged that purely ornamental memlbership be 
avoided', that classes be formed to instruct the members 
in the col'ection of material and that tlie word' lore be 
studied along willi tlie history of common wordis, their 
a|)|)licali(Hi and the names of pla,ces connected with pe- 
culiar ideas. 



Brief Reviews of Some Recent Publications 

Fiction Predominates Among Cur-' 
rent Books — ^A Few Good Novels 
— Several Miscellaneous Books. 

At Iciigtli the tide of liclioii begins to show some 
signs of abatement and from now until September, the 
reader will be given sufticient respite to catch up with 
the How of sj)ring publications. As usual, we give some 
concise summaries of the leading books of the past few 


GRANT, ROBERT. 'J'he Chippendales. Toronto : The 
Copp, Clark Company Limited, 1909. Cloth $1.25. 
The Chippendales are an old Boston family, full of 
tradition and gcverned by "the New England con- 
science." Blaisdell, a modern, hustling man of business 
grows richer and richer, changes the business world of 
Boston, buys the Chippendale family mansions, works 
himself into the charmed circle by means of his wife's 
step-sister, also of old family, and finally rules the fin- 
ancial world throug-h "electric coke," the invention of a 
blue-blooded Bostonian. 

HARLAND, HENRY. The Royal End. Toronto : Mus- 
son Book Co. Cloth, $1.25. 
Mrs. Harland wrote the concluding chapters of this 
book after the death of her husband, the author of "The 
Card'inal's Snuff-box," etc. A very rich American girl 
is introduced travelling with friends in Venice and the 
Val d' Arno. Many suitors long for the hand of this 
original, independent girl. The scene shifts to a colon- 
ial mansion in New England, and the life and nature of 
man in the old and the new world are cleverly con- 
trasted. The g'ir] remains true to the love she con- 
fessed early in the story under the sunny skies of Italy. 

RICE, ALICE HEGAN. Mr. 0pp. By the author of 
"Mrs. Wig-gs of the Cabtag'e Patch," etc. Illustra- 
tions by Leon Guipon. Toronto : William Brig'gs. 
Cloth, $L25. 
The happy touch of the author of "Mrs. Wiggs of the 
Cabbage Patch" makes real to us Mr. Opp, the man of 
two natures, one vain, weak and devoted to gorgeous 
raiment and seal rings, the other wholly unselfish, who 
devoted himself body and soul to a mentally weak little 
step-sister. Mr. Opp becomes editor and proprietor of a 
typical village newspaper, and in it teaches some needed 
truths. His chief assistant is a character and his love 
story is refreshing. 

WARNER, ANNE. In a Mysterious Way. Toronto : 
Musson Book Co. Cloth, $1.25. 
The heroine is a strangely exalted creature yearning 
for self-sacrifice. She thinks she loves a prominent man 
she has only seen a few times, and when he is frightfully 
hurt and disfigured in an accident plans to marry him 
and nurse him. She buys a little house In a secluded 
village and is hysterically happy in making it ready for 
the bridegroom. The other characters are a natural 
young g-irl and a civil engineer working in the village, 
between whom a warm love grows up. In the back- 
ground is the loquacious village postmistress — as original 
and funny as anything the author of "The rejuvenation 
of Aunt Mary" has given us. 

CRAWFORD, F. MARION. The White Sister. New 
Vork : The Macmillan Company, 1909. Toronto : The 
Macmillan Co. of Canada. Cloth, $1.50. 

Prince Chiaromonte, the head of an old Woman fam- 
ily and a devout son of the church, refused on marrying 
to obey a law of the new Italian government that civil 
ceremony alone makes a marriage leg'al. He is married 
only by the religious ceremony, and dying- suddenly his 
only daughter Angela is pronounced illeg-itimate and 
turned out of her old home utterly penniless. She finds 
a refuge with her former governess. A young- Italian 
officer who desires to marry her remains faithful in spite 
of her loss of fortune and social position. They are 
shortly to be married, when he receives orders to pro- 
ceed at once to Africa. In six weeks it is reported that 
the whole party has been killed. Angela broken hearted 
takes the veil. The ending is quite unexpected. 

Illustration from "A Gentleman of Quality," 
by Frederic V. Dey. (L. C. Page & Co.) 

of Quality. Boston : L. C. Page & Company. Cloth, 
Another story of a man with a double and like most 
stories of this class very diverting. The author seems 
to have invented an entirely new plan for utilizing the 
dual personality and his hero is brought into a situa- 
tion, for which there is apparently no conceivable ex- 
planation in reason. The problem is solved in a unique 
and wholly satisfactory manner in the last chapter. 
The story can be recommended as an ingienious and en- 
tertaining tale. 

ORCZY, BARONESS. The Old Man in the Corner. Il- 
lustrated by H. M. Brock. Toronto : William Briggs, 
1909. Cloth, $1.25. 
The clean author of "The Scarlet Pimpemel" has 
departed a little from the vein of her previous tales and 
in this new book enters the field of criminal mysteries. 
The little old man in the corner is an habitue of a Lcn- 
don restaurant, with whom a woman reporter strikes 



up an acquaintance and from whom she g'ets the solu- 
tion of many of the murder mysteries convulsing- Lon- 
don. It is in reality another Sherlock Holmes book, 
without the great detective, and many of the stories are 
equally engrossing. 

WILLIAMSON, C. N. and A. M. Set in Silver. Illus- 
trated. Toronto : The Musson Book Company, 1909. 
Cloth, $1.25. 
The story opens with Audrie Brcndon, pretty, 
twenty-one, and a teacher of singing in Madame de 
Malunet's finishing school, setting out for England to 
pose as the real Ellaline Lethbridge before the latter's 
guardian, liionel Pendragon, who has never seen his 
charge and who has come all the way from Bengal to 
intercept, unconsciously, her impending elopement. It 
was a beautifully laid plan to deceive him, but the Mock 
Dragon proves a most attractive Britisher after all, and 
it wasn't very hard for him to induce Audrie to become 
one of his party on an eight weeks' motor tour through 
the highways and byways of old England. Especially 
when the real Ellaline could, meanwhile, be pur.suing her 
lover's plans ! 

DAVIS, RICHARD HARDING. The White Mice. Illus- 
trated by George Gibbs. Toronto : McLeod & Allen, 
1909. Cloth, $1.25. 
Mr. Davis again resorts to South America for the 
scene of his new novel. The White Mice are an organi- 
zation of young Americans pledged to succor and save 
people in distress. Two of them Roddy Forrester and 
Peter de Peyster go to Venezuela, the former as an em- 
ploye of his father's construction company and the latter 
as a looker-on. They become interested in a political 
prisoner. General Rojas, who is being slowly done to 
death in a dungeon of the castle at Porto Cabello. The 
white mice determine to save him and the story tells of 
their brave effort. A pleasing love story is woven in, 
as well as political complications, ending in a brief 
sharp revolution. The story is artistically perfect. 

YORKE, CURTIS. Mollie Deverill. London : John 
Long. Boston : Dana Estes &' Company. Cloth, $1.50. 
Mollie Winthrop, to please her father, marries Dorian 
Deverill. She does not wish to marry— least of all 
Dorian. Dorian himself does not wish to marry — least 
of all Mollie, whom he regards as a mischievous, irre- 
sponsible sprite, not at all his ".style." How the two 
work out their destiny, amidst the gradual dawn of 
affection, to an end of happiness forms the main current 
of the story ; and there are highways and bypaths of 
interesting and amusing happenings. 

PHILLPOTTS, EDEN. The Three Brothers. New York : 
The Macmillan Company, 1909. Toronto : The Mac- 
millan Co. of Canada. Cloth, $1.25. 
Viv'ia'n, N/'athan and Humphrey Baskerville, three 
brothers and members of an old and honored Dartmoor 
family, are the chief characters in this book. Divided 
into three parts, the first and second parts end with the 
death of the two elder brothers, wliile the third sees 
the regeneration of the youngest, -who' is earlier char- 
acterized as a misanthrope. Numerous other characters 
are introduced and each is clearly depicted. Oyer the 
whole story there broods the somewhat gloomy atmos- 
phere of Dartmoor. It 'is a powerful book, artistically 

HOCKING, JOSEPH. The Sword of the Lord. Toron- 
to : Cassell & Co. Cloth, $1.25. 

A stirring romance of the time of Martin Luther. 
The hero is sent on a secret mission to Germany by 

Henry VIII, with instructions to bring to England a 
German princess, daughter of an English mother, who 
is being held almost a prisoner by her German rela- 
tives. He must discharge his mission without safeguard 
or authority from the King. He finds Germany in a 
ferment over the teachings of JAither and has many ex- 
citing adventures in carrying off the young lady. The 
autlior has succeeded in making the period seem very 

ANDERSON, ADA WOODRUFF. The Strain of Wh'ite. 
Toronto : Musson Book Co. Cloth, $1.25. 

A tale of the Pacific Northwest. The "Strain of 
W^hite" is in the blood of a beautiful half-breed girl, the 
daughter of a Yakima woman and an American army 
officer. The story opens with the girl going to the chief 
of the Yak'imas to learn who her father is. Before she 
finds her father and is acknowledged by him, a j^reat 
many interesting and exciting events take place in which 
soldiers, settlers and Indians figure. All these incidents 
help to a conception of what frontier life Avas like in the 
early days. 

SETON, ERNEST THOMPSON. The Biography of a 
Silver Fox, or Domino Reynard of Goldur Town. To- 
ronto : Coppl, Clark Co. Cloth. 

The author states that his purpose is to show the 
man world how the fox world lives,^and above all to 
advertise and emphasize the beautiful monogamy of the 
better-class fox. He tells the story from his cubhood to 
liis splendid prime of that aristocrat of foxes, Domino 
Reynard, and of his wild, free, happy life among the 
Goldur hills. The volume contains over one hundred 
drawings by the author. 

STRINGER, ARTHUR. The Gun-Runner. New York : 

B. W. Dodge &■ Co. Toronto : Thomas Langton. Cloth, 

Wireless telegraphy, which Mr. Stronger has taken as 

his favorite fijeld of action, is again a prominent feature 
of his latest book. His hero is the wireless operator on 
board the tramp steamer, Laminian, bound from New 
York to West Indian ports. The tale records how the 
operator thwarts the plans of Ganley, the "Gun-Run- 
ner," who makes a business of smuggling powder and 
guns for the revolutionists in a South American town. 
The heroine, who is also on board the Laminian, aids 
the operator in defeating the schemes of Ganley. 

CABOT, OLIVER. The Man Without a Shadow. To- 
ronto : McLeod & Allen. Cloth, $1.25. 

A story of lost memory. The hero, Morton, succeeds 
his father as head of the Morton-Duggleby shipbuilding 
concern. Duggleby quarrels with him and hits him on 
the head. He loses his memory and is put by Duggleby 
in an asylum. At length he escapes and is pursued by 
Duggleby. He has many strange experiences before his 
memory returns. 

Motte. Boston: L. C. Page & Company. Cloth. 

A clever picture of church life in a big American 
ciiy, illustrating the intermingling of religion and world- 
iiiicss in the clergy, whose congregations are made up of 
weallliy people. Tlio iieroine, who is introduced a,s an 
assistant to one of these clorgymcn, is surround^od with a 
mystery, whic'h is duly evolved as the story proceeds. 

Gift Books. 

Edited by Dana Estes, M.A. Boston : Dana Estes & 
Co. The Noble Thought Series. 
A choice little edition of the wisdom of the great 



Roman Emperor, luindsomcly bound in limp icatlioi', 
with photogravure I'tontispiece. 

CAIiiSON, HLANCllK IVl. Krom ("aiio to the Cataract. 

With many illustrations i'loni orij^-inal i)hoto«'raphs. 

15ostt)n : li. ('. I'aKi' & ComiKiny. Cloth 
The reputation of the {{oston iJuhlishcrs as pioducers 
of the finest descriptive and travel books in America is 
well maintained !by the ai)pearance of this handsome 
volume. With appropriately dcs'if^ned cover and many 
admirable full-page illustrations in sepia, it makes a 

HCMAN PlIVSIOLOCV. An Elementary Text-Book of 
Anatomy, I'hysiology ;uid I ly^^ieiie. liy .John W. 
Uitcliiic. \()nkers-K»n-ilii'(ison : World Ik^ik Company. 
iJy mail (Hi cents. 

This is a well-made text-hook on an Jmjioitant sub- 
ject. The author is professor of biology, in the Collogo 
of William and Mary, Virginia. He introduces a valu- 
able chapter on germ diseases, which "is something new 
in a book of this kind. 

Canadian Books. 

HERRINGTON, W. S. Heroines of Canadian History. 

Toronto : William Briggs, liH)9. Copyright. 78 pages. 

5|x7i inches. Cloth, 30 cents. 
The publisher is doing a great service in producing 
such a book as this, which is so' admirably adapted for 
supplementary reading in our schools. The sketches in 
the book, numbering ten, were originally prepared by 
Mr. Herrin.gton in the form of an address to the Lennox 
and Add'ington Historical Society. They include the 
stories of such noted heroines as Laura Secord, Abigail 
Becker and Sarah Maxwell. A frontispiece shows six 
of the heroines. The book is well printed and strongly 

Essays: Literary, 
edition. Toronto: 
112 pages, SxT-"^/! 


Critical and Historical. Author's 
William Brig'gs, 1909. Copyright, 
inches. Cloth, $1. 

Contains five essays, one of which, "The Degradation 
of Scholarship," is a fearless attack on t'he education sys- 
tem of Ontario. The others are syimpathetic studies of 
Tennyson's "Princess," ''The Italian Renaissance," and 
"The Literpretation of Literature," a,nd an essay on 
"Poetry andl History Teaching- Falsehood." 

Illustration from " From Cairo to the Cataract," 
by Blanche M. Carson. (L. C. Page & Co.) 

choice gift-book. The authorers treats her subject with 
much wisdom, knowledge and enthusiasm, giving a con- 
cise descriptive and historical narrative. 


FROM ZOROASTER TO CHRIST. An autobiographi- 
cal sketch of Rev. I'lhanjibhai Nauroji, the first modern 
convert to Christianity from the Zoroastrian religion. 
With an introduction by Rev. D. Mackichan, D.D. 
Edinbungh and London : Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier. 
Cloth, 2s. 
A collection of reminiscences culled from the 

memories of a long and notable life. 

F.C.S. London : Archibald Constable ;&• Co. Toronto: 
Copp, Clark Co. Cloth $1.80. 
An elementary text-book giving an outline of the 

various stages of manufacture and indicating some < f the 

improvements made during recent years. 

AND VERSE. By Mabel A. Brown. George Philip &, 
Son, Ltd., 32 Fleet Street, London. 3s. net. 
This book provides a syllabus designed to afford a 
seasonal series of songs, games and recitations for 
every month of the school year. Each month has an 
original song with music specially composed, a game 
based on the song, a recitation and appropriate occupa- 
tions, together with outlines for nature-study lessons, 
etc., and quotations from the poets — all on the same 
seasonal basis. 


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32. Shakespeare's As You Like It 

33. Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream 

34. Poems. By Ella Wheeler Wilcox 

35. Poems. By Victor J. Daley ] Australian 

36. Bush Ballads. Lindsay Gordon A th 1 

and others. 1833 to 1876 J " o ogies 

37. A Message to Garcia. By Elbert Hubbard. 

38. Friendship. By R. W. Emerson. 

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1. Katrine. Elinor Macartney Lane. Musson. 

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

3. Special Messenger. R. W. Cliam'bers. McLeod. 

4. Mr. 0pp. Alice Hegan Kice. Briggs. 

5. White Sister. Crawford'. Maemillan. 

6. Sowing Seeds in Danny. Mrs. McOlung. Briggs. 


1. Man in Lower Ten. Rinehart. McLeod. 

2. Mr. 0pp. Alice Hegan Rice. Brigig's. 

3. Septimus. W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

4. Special Messenger. R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 

5. Great Miss Driver. A. H. Hawkins. McClure. 

6. Sword of the Lord. Joseph Hocking. Cassell. 


1. White Sister. Marion Crawford. Maemillan. 

2. Tono-Bungay. H. G. Wells. Maemillan. 

3. Old Man in the Corner, Baroness Orezy. Briggs. 

4. Katrine. Elinor Ma,eartney Lane. Musson. 

5. Chippendales. Robert Grant. Copp. 

6. Septimus. Wm. J. Locke. Frowde. 


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

2. Girl and the Bill. B. Merwin. Briggs. 

3. Mr. 0pp. Alice Hegan Rice. Briggs. 

4. Katrine. Elinor Macartney Lane. Musson. 

;"). Life of James Robertson. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

0. Bridge Builders. Anna Chapin Ray. Musson. 


1. Gun Runner. Arthur String-er. Lang-ton. 

2. Elizabeth's Visit to America. E. Glyn. Duffield. 

3. Mr. Opp. Alice Hegan Rice. Brig-gs. 

4. Marriage a la Mode. Mrs. Ward. Musson. 

5. Man in Lower Ten. Reinhardt. McLeod. 

C. Lady of the Decoration. Frances Little. Musson. 


L Man in Lower Ten. Rineharl. McLeod. 

2. Lorimor. Harold Bindloss. McLeod. 

3. Red Mouse. W. H. Osborne. Briggs. 

4. Songs of a Sourdlough. R. W. Service. Briggs. 

5. Sowing Seeds in Danny. Mrs. McChing. Briggs. 

6. Septimus. Wm. J. Locke. Frowde. 


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

2. Elizabeth's VLsit lo America. Elinor Glyii. Duffield. 

3. Septimus. W J. Locke. Frowde. 

4. Joshua Craig. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 

5. Elusive Isabel. J. Futrelle. McLeod. 

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Songs of a Sourdough. R. W. Service. Briggs. 
I'orest. Stewart Edward White. Briggs. 
truest. Justus Miles Forman. Harper's. 
Lewis Rand. Mary Johnson. Briggs. 
Alternative. G. B. McCuteheon. Briggs. 
Sowing Seeds in Danny. Mrs. MeClung. Briggs. 


Rojal End. H. Harland. Musson. 
Man in Lower Ten. Rinehart. McLeod. 
Kati'ine. Elinor Macartney Lane. Musson. 
White Sister. Crawford. Maemillan. 
Mr. Opp. Aliiee Hegan Rice. Briggs. 
Inner Shrine. Anonymous. Harper's. 


Wood Carvers of Lympus. 

Katrine. Elinor Macartney Lane. Musson. 

Inner Shrine. Anonymous. Musson. 

Peter. F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

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

>\rr. Opp. Alice Hegan Rice. Briggs. 


Katrine. Elinor Macartney Lane. Musson. 

Man in Lower Ten. Reinhardt. McLeod. 

Inner Shrine. Anonymous. Musson. , 

Sowing Seeds in Dannj-. Mrs. MeClung 

Nancy Stair. E. M. Lane. Musson. 

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Man in Lower Ten. Rinehart. McLeod. 

Mr. Opp. Alice Hegan Rice. Brigig'S. 

Loaded Dice. Ellery Clark. McLeod. 

Septimus. W. J. Locke. Frowde. 

Special Messenger. R. W. Cha,m'bers. McLeod. 

Hearts are Trumps. A. Otis. McLeod. 


Message. Louis Tracy. McLeod. 

Elizabeth Visits America. E. Glyn. Duffield. 

Inner Shrine. Annonymous. Harper. 

White Mice. R. H. Davis. McLeod. 

White Sister. F. M. Crawford. Maemillan. 

Set in Silver. C. N. & A. M. Williamson. Musson. 


Red Mouse. W. H. Osborne. Briggs. 

Climbing Courvatels. C. W. Townsend. Copp. 

Mr. Opp. Alice Hegan Rice. Briggs. 

Trailers. Mason. Revell. 

Hand-Made Gentleman. Irving Bacheller. Harper '^. 

Tuigether. Robert Herrick. Maemillan. 


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Messag-e. Louis Tracy. Mcljeod. 

54-40 or Fig'ht. Emerson H<iugh. McLeod. 

Sowing Seeds in Danny. Mrs. .MeCLung. Briggs. 

Peter. F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

Septimus. W. J. F.ocke. Frowde. 


Silver Fox. E. S. Thompson. Copp. 
Bronze Bell. Louis Jo-seph Vanee. Briggs. 
Riverman. Stewart W'hite. Musson. 
Old Man in the Corner. Orczy. Briggs. 

5. Mr. 0pp. Kiee. Briggs. 

U. Delafield Affair. F. F. Kelly. McClung. 


1. Man in Lov.-er T^r.. Rinehi'rt. McLeod. 

2. Climbing Courvatels. C. W. Townsend. Copp. 

3. White Sister. Marion Crawford. Macmillan. 

4. Inner Shrine. AnonyuMus. Harper's. 

5. Marriage a la Mode. Mrs. Humphrey Word. Musson. 
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2. Man in Lower Ten. Reinhardt. McLeod. 

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5. Princess Zara. E. Beekman. McLeod. 

6. Canon in Residence. 


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

2. Ba,rrier. Kex Beach. Mu.sson. 

3. Riverman. Stewart White. Musson. 

4. Servant in the House. C. R. Kennedy. Harper's. 
."). Man in Lower Ten. Rinehart. McLeod. 

(5. Peter. F. H. Smith. McLeod. 

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2. Mr. 0pp. Alice Hegan Rice 64 

3. Anne of Green Gables. S. M. Montgomery 53 

4. Katrine. Elinor Macartney Lane 53 

5. Septimus. Wm. .J. Locke 46 

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20878. University Endowment Policy. (Book.) .John 
J. Broderick,! Cornwall, Ont., 5th May. 

20880. Poems of a Pioneer. Canadian Melodies and 
Miscellaaieous Poems. By Williani Jo'lrjiston. (Book.) 
William Jo'anston, Blaiicliard Township, Perth (.'ounly, 
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Who considers that the greatest of all studies is the mystery 
of life and the orisrin of man. 



Activities of the Month in the Canadian Literary Field 

Some Important Announcements of Forth- 
coming Books — Several New Titles. 

J)i-. Arlliur C. Douglity, Dumiiiion Archivist, is to un- 
dertake the coiiipilatiiiu ol' ;iii cxliauslive histury of Can- 
ada, wliicli may nxn lo I lie exlenl of twelve volumes. His 
posilidu aiul ahililies eniinenlly (iiialiCy him j'or lliis 

A second edition of Byron Nicholson's "In Old Que- 
bec, and Otlier Sketches" is announced for early pub- 

Dr. J. D. Logan, of Toronto, has published in pamphlet 
form, und'er the title "The Making- of New Ireland," two 
lectures which he recently delivered, one before the liler- 
ary Society of McMa,ster Umiversity. and the otliei- before 
the Cailiulic ^'oiiiii;- Ijadics' Literarv Society. 

T. HERBERT CHESTNUT (Allan Douglas Brodie) 

Author of " Chicoutimi : A Romance of the Saguenay Country," 
to be published shortly by William Briggs. 

A second and cheaper edition of "The Tragedy of 
Quebec," by Kobcrt Seller, has been issued by the Ontario 
I're'ss, Limited, Toi'initu. In it the author deals with the 
d'isajjpearanee of I he Prolesliant farming population from 
the Province of Quebec. 

The William Weld Company, of London, are the pub- 
lishers of "The Vision of His Face," a religious work by 
Dora Farncomb. The author conducted for many years 
the Quiet Hour department in tbe Farmer's Advocate. 

In connection with the recent ter-eenten'aryi celebra- 
tions at Lake €hamplain, mention might be made of "A 
nistorj' of Lake Champlain," by Walter Hill-Crockett, 
published by Hobart J. Shanley & Co., Burlington. 

A notable book io be issued shortly by William Briggs 
is "Three Premiers of Nova Scotia," by Edward Manning 
Saunders. This book promises to be one of the most im- 
l>orlant i)ublicatiiins of Ihe year. The three premiers arc 
Ifon. Judg'e Johnstone, Hon. James Howe, and Hon. 

Charles Tupper. Di-. Saunders lis a brother of AFar- 
shall Saunders, author, of "Beautiful Joe." He dedicates 

his vohune "To the memory of Sir Feuwich Williams, a 
native oil Nova Soclia, hero of Kars. and Lieutenant- 
trovernor of his native province at the time of the 'Con- 
fed'eration, and an intimate friend through life of Hon. 
Judge Johnstone." The author in his prefac* writes, 
"With maaiy others I have waited for years for the 
appearance of a biography of the Hon. Judge Johnstone. 
This distinguished jurist, peerless advocate, able and 
eminent statesman ought not to be forgotten. Indeed he 
was one of Nova Scotia's greatest men throughout his 
professional life, but in every wa,y more than any man 
of his day wrought his province lasting good and should 
be classed with the makers of Canada." It was Dr. 
Saunder's first intention to write the life of Judge Joim- 
sione separately, but he found that Ms life was so inter- 
woven with that of Mr. Howe, a,nd that Mr. Tupper was 
so prominently connected Avith the political life of th% 
l)rovince at the time, that sketches of the lives and labors 
of Mr. Tupper and Mr. Howe apart from that of Dr. 
Johnstone were not practicable. He therefore aptly en- 
titles his volume "Tbe Three Premiers of Nova Scotia." 

An importa,nt contribution to the literature of Can- 
addian agriculture ds about to be issued by William 
Briggs. It is to be entitled "The Canadian Apple 
(Grower's Guide," by Linus Woolverton, M.A., author of 
"Fruits of Ontario," editor of the Canadian Horticultur- 
ist, and Secretary of the Ontario Fruit Growers' Associa- 
tion, Inspector of the Ontario Fruit Experiment Stations, 
18SG to 1903, and Secretary of the Board of Control, 
Judge in Pomology and Superintendent of Horticulture 
for the Dominion of Canada at the World's Columbian 
Exposition, Chicago, 1893. It covers the whole subject 
from the pla,nting of the tree to the harvesting and sell- 
ing of the fruit, and contains full particulars about 
pruning, spraying, and packing, and is written in such a 
elear and concise manner that even a novLce should be 
able to make a success of apple growing. 

"Chicoutimi, a Romance of the Saguenay Country, 
and Other Tales." by the Canadian story writer, T. Her- 
bert Chestnut, is announced by William Briggs. Mr. 
Chestnut is better known under the pen name of Allen 
Douglas Brodie, and is at present news editor of the 
IMonlreal Witness. The book will contain a number of 
^Iv. Chestnut 's most popular stories. 

Cha.rlcs Sparrow. Balgonie. Sask., who has already 
issued two books entitled, "Shadows of the Deep," and 
"A Doomed Mansion," from the press of William 
Briggs, is to issue a volume very shortly through the 
same publisher, to be entitled. "The House on the 

A little story in pamphlet form has just come from 
the presses of William Briggs, entitled "In Dixie and 
Manitoba," by Rev. J. A. Murray. 

"Opinions of Mary" by Alice Ashworth Townley, 
which has just been issued by William Briggs is being 
very well received by the press aiul critics, and promises 
to 'be one of the big sellers during the summer and fall 



luuiidis. iMis. T(>\\ule.v, llio auUior, was rdrmorly 'Miss 
Alici' Ashwoi-lli, and was born in the City of Quebec. She 
was a resident oi" Toronto for a number of years, until 
her uvarria^^'o live years ago. Since then she has lived in 
Urilish Columbia and now resides in Vancouver. Her 
lirsi work was accepted 'by "Grip," Mr. Bengough tliink- 
in;;- very highly of her abilities. Her stories for children 
are particularly clever and so well suited to youthful 
leadiers (hat a childs' book of hers entitled' "Just a 
l.ittle (iirl" has been authorized for supplcnienbary read- 
ing auu)ng public schools. Mrs. Townley has the gift of 
luunor to an unusual degree, along with a deep insight 
into the foibles and frailties of human nature. 

"The lin|)crial Anniversary Book" to be issued soon 
by William liriggs promises to be one of the gift books 
ui' I he coming season. It is beautifully gotten up and is 
creating quite an interest amongst those who have had 
the opiKirl unity d' seeing the advance sheets and the 
, lummy copies. The author is already receiving ord'ers 
rr.mi all parts of the British Empire, thus demonstrating 
the fact that a ('anadian book will sell outside of Canada, 
if it contains the right kind of material. 

"The People of the Plains" by Am^elia M. Paget is to 
be issued now very shortly from the press of William 
Briggs. Th(^ book is to be beautifully illustrated. 

The new volume of poems by Donald A. Fi^aser, which 
we tr.entioned in our last issue, entitled "Pe'bblcs ami 
Shells," is now off the press of William^ Briggs, who re- 
ports considerab'e advance demand in Victonia for this 

The issue by William Briggs of "The Story of Isaac 
Brock," by Walter R. Nursey, being the first volume in a 
newly projeoted Canadian Hero Series, has proved to be 
a great success; a second edition of 2,0W copies having 
been called for. Arrangements are being made for the 
publication of an edition in the United States, Ihrougli 
A. C. Mc'Clurg & Co., Chicago. Orders are being received 
from the Continent and the booksellers in the Island 
of Cuernsey. General Brook's birth place, are ta.king up 
the sale of the bonk with enthusiasm. 

William Bi-iggs anndunces an edition of "Adrift on an 
Tec i'an," l)v Dr. (iicnlVll, in which thai fanmus medical 
missionary narrates a thrilling cxperioucc which befell 
him iTcently. The lillle book is to be illusti-atcd and 
will sell at 90 cents. 

A second edition of "Five Thousaml Facts About 
Canada" has already been called for, making nearly ten 
thousand already issued for the year. The demand for 
it, from all parts nf the conitinent continues brisk a,nd 
dealers who feature (u- i)usli it report highly satisfacloi-y 
sales. The hook is compiledi by Mr. Frank Ycigli, and 
j>nblished by tlii' 'Canadia.n Facts Publishi'ng (!o., (iliT 
Spad'ina avenue, Toronto. 

On the lilth of Septembei- occurs the l.'')()ih anni versai'y 
of the ca[)tui'e of Qiu^bcH'. In ant icipal i(Ui of the <iccasion 
a Life of General Wolfe has been addiedi to the "Ma.kers 
of National Histoi-y" Series, which Sir Isaac Pitman 
& Sons, are quickly exteiuling. The author of "General 
Wolfe" is Mr. Edward Salmon, who has gathered from 
authentic sources many new materials, and claims to h'ave 
cleared uj) cei-tain points that were previ(Uisly obseure. 
Previous accounts of this fa.mous soldier and acc(uii[)- 
lished man have been written without reference to facts 
and documents that are now accessible. 

Mitchell Keniu'rley, New York, anU'Ounces a new- 
volume of poems by Bliss Carman to be published in 

Septembei-. with the title, "'I'he iiougli Wider and Other 
Poems. ' ' 

The first volume of a projected series of "Acts of the 
I'rivy Council of England, Cohmial" (London: Wymau & 
Sons) is edited by W. L. Grant aiui James Munro, urubjr 
the General supervision of Almeric, W. Fitz Hoy, Clerk 
of the Privy Couneil. It is a government publicali(Ui lo 
be completed in five volumes, bringing the subject to 178;>. 
Mrs. Humphry Ward's ne.xt novel will have the title 
"Canadian Born." It is to appear serially in the Corn- 
hill Magazine during the balance of tha year. 

A second and enlarged edition of Pi-ofessoi- Gohlwin 
Smith's "No Refuge but in Truth" has been publishe<l 
by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, at .$1.00 net. 

Rev. P. W. Browne's "Wbere the Fishers G..: the 
Sinry of Labrador" has been published by the (/(jchrann 
Publishing Co., New York. It gives a general survey of 
liahrador, — its history, people, sceuei'y and lislieries. 

— ^ — 

The Fleming H. Revell Co. aimoiince a new novel by 
l>'ev. R. E. Knowles, of Gait, to be eidilled "The Atfie 
(iuest." It will likely be published during tlu! lirst week 
of September. 


Whose new book, "The Many Mansioned House," is to be 
published early this Fall by William Briggs. 

Edward W. Thomson, the Canadian journalist and 
writer, will issue very shortly, throus'h William Briggs, 
a new volume of poems to be entitled "The Many Man- 
sioned House." This volume contains the poem "Peter 
Ottawa," which cieated a, good deal of stir when it was 
l)ublished in the journals of this country and the United 
States. Mr. Thomson had an idea of calling his new 
hook "Peter Ottawa and Other Poems," but finally 
decided on the above title. In the United States his 
volume is issued under the title of "When Lincoln Died 
and Other Poems." 

Ever since Nellie L. McCkmg's first book, "Sowing 
Seeds in Danny," becamie* known, people have been writ- 
ing her from all over Canada and the United States, 
calling for more. Mrs. McClung has just about finished 
a new story which she is calling "The Second Chance." 
In this new book the author introduces some of the 
characters who' figui'ed so prominently in "Sowing 
Seeds." The book is to be issued eajrly this fall by Wil- 
liam Briggs. 



An Interview with the Poet— His Career and Achievements. 

"The greatest of all studies is that concerning- the 
niysterj' of life. The origin of man and his destiny is a 
tremendous problem. A stream can never rise hig-her 
than its source, and man can never get higher than the 
source of his origin." 

So spoke Wilfred Camptell, the Canadian dramatic 
aiul lyric poet, novelist and thinker, as we sat before a 
loai'ing grate fire in the old-world-looking library of his 
comfortable home on Lisgar Street, in the capita.1 city 
of the Dominion. 

Cami^ell is a deep student of ethnology and loves to 
discuss matters affecting mankind. He believes that 
humanity every now and then should take stock of its 
ethical assets as well as its lassets generally. In his opi- 
nion the nineteenth century was an age rather of mind 
and matter in which man got too much away from the 
idea of the soul. On all great moral and patriotic issues 
Campbell possesses rare courage and intense conviction. 
He is never afraid to give expression to' his views — either 
by voice or pen. His attitude is steadfast as a rock ; he 
does not trim his sails to catch a passing breeze of ap- 
plause or approval. He is deeply interested in the life of 
the nation ; and has frequently lectured, laying stress on 
the importance of the ethical side of our life. Literature, 
he considers, belongs to a race rather than to a place. 

His Every Day Life 

The tastes of the poet are simple, his home life is 
quiet and happy and his desires' are few. 

Next to Shakespeare, the poetry simple, true and na- 
tural of Robert Burns appeals to Dr. Campbell. He is 
fond of the classics. Homer, Virgil and the Greek drama 
being his favorites. Filled with intense dramatic feeling 
which he inherits from his mother who is devoted to art 
and music, as a boy his great ambition was to become 
a landscape painter or a sculptor. His highest ideals in 
litciature, are the people who afford a revelation of man- 
kind. Of the eighteenth century poets, for Shelley, By- 
ron and Coleridge he has a great love. 

He is fond of an open grate fire. Rarely doesi he go 
out in the evening. He is a strong believer and sup- 
porter of home life and family associations. He love? 
his study and his books, and pictures and there he spends 
his happiest hours writing, reading or studying, frequent- 
ly until a late hour, although he always tries to' get 
seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. He believes in the 
{•roat restorative and recuperative power of Morpheus. 

Ho admires the mountains and the valleys — nature in 
her wide, open, diversified spaces, \ ^uil nionot(.nous 
country has no charm for him. Nearly all his life he 
has dwelt in luggod regions. His imjjrossions are form- 
ed after deep feeling, much study, thought and conviction. 

The poet is a mixture of Scotch and English' in his 
ancestry, and in sentiment is British to the core. His 
grandfather was a cadet of the. house of Argyll, of which 
the present Duke (better known to Canadians, as the 
Marquis of Tjorne) is the head ; lilnod of the same strain 
courses, through their veins. 

^ His Youth and School Days. 

Mr. CurnpljeU's grandfather, wlio was liorii in ihc 
north of Ireland, was a graduate of Glasgow- Ihr gical 

Campbell University— and was also the founder and first 
rector of St. Thomas church, Belleville, Ont. The poet's 
father is the Rev. Thomas Swainston Campbell, of Wiar- 
ton, Ont. Wilfred Campbell himself was in holy orders 
in the Anglican church for several years. He spent his 
boyhood days in the northern town on Colpoys Bay, 
known by the Indian name of Nama-way-qua-donk, the 
bay of sturgeons, although the place of his nativity was 
Berlin, Ontario. He was educated at home and at the 
Owen Sound High School, Toronto University and Wy- 
cliffe College, but graduated at the Episcopal Divinity 
School, Cambridge, Mass. The atmosphere around Cam- 
bridge is fragrant to-day with the memories of Longfel- 
low, Emerson, Bayard Taylor, Jo'hn Russell Lowell and 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, the latter of whom the young 
poet met. The encouragement of Holmes stirred and 
strengthened the literary spirit within him. Ordained to 
th priesthood by the Bishop of New Hampshire, Camp- 
bell began the work of the ministry lin a quaint, old his- 
toric church at Claremont, New Hampshire. The edifice 
was built two years before the American Revolution and 
still stands. But he soon returned to Canada, where his 
sympathies, ideals, thoughts and desires as a patriotic 
Briton were more at home. He began writing for the 
Atlantic Monthly and the Century. A very considerable 
portion of his poems have been publ'ished in these ma- 
gazines as well as in Scribner's and Harper's, the Lon- 
don (England) Spectator, and other leading periodicals, 
where, by their unusual qualities, they have attained an 
attention rarely commanded by poetry on this continent. 

His Ministerial Movements. 

He was appointed rector of St. Stephen, N.B., where 
he published a book of lyrics, descriptive of the lake 
country of his early days. After a residence of two years 
in the pretty town at the head of the St. Croix river, 
he was given the parish of Southampton on Lake Huron 
where he remained only, a few months. Finding that his 
heart was in literary work, he courageously resigned his 
charge and entered exclusively upon a literary career 
He had many friends and admirers who recognized his 
poetic gifts, among them Sir John A. Macdonald and 
Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Mr. Campbell came to Ottawa in 
the spring of 1901 to take a position in the civil service. 
He at first became known as the "laureate of the lakes" 
when he began to contribute lake lyrics to the Atlantic 
Monthly, the Century and other magazines. He issued 
his first volume in 1889 entitled "Lake Lyrics and Other 
Poems" just one year after the "Jate Archibald Lampman 
had published his volume "Among the Millet." The Lon- 
don Atheneum spoke iiii the highest terms of Mr. Cani])- 
bell's volume and William Dean Howells pointed out its 
qcualities in Harper's Magazine. But the poet's note was 
'growing deeper and seeking its true place in poems of the 
universally human ; and though Howells had spoken of 
the remarkable qualities of "Lazarus," yet two poems, 
which had appeared, one in the Atlantic Monthly in De- 
cember, 1891 and the other in Harper's in April, 1891, 
evidenced the poet's fame and atti'actcd attention for 
their human qualities. These were "Pass tho' Fallen" 
and "The MoMu>r." Both were mythological in their 
origin and both struck the univoisally human note. 


THE CAN .\ r A N P. O O I< M A N 

"The Mother" received more favorable comment tlian any 
sing'lo poem that ever appeared in the American press. 

Many of ('ampboU's plays and poems have been sug- 
fj'cste'd by mythology. In all of his verse there is a deep 
undercurrent of subtle human teaching-. "The Mother"— 
the one accorded such hig-h recog-nition, is a dramatic 

His next volume, "Tlio Dread Voyag-e," appeared in 
189;^, and Mordrod aiul Hildcbrand, tvvo' poet'ical tragedies 
were issued in 1X1)5. The first volume contained among- 
other verse a poem "Unabsolved," —which has been con- 
sidered the most dramatic ])oem ever written by a Can- 
adian. Its theme was the far Canadian north. But the 
subject was that of the human conscience. Another poem, 
"The Dreamers," added to his g-rowing- reputation. From 
this out bis poems— 'Kng-land, Scotland, and his on 
Jjampman, "BereaA'cment of the Fields," appeared. 

Of the Poetical Dramas, since incorporated in his new 
volume of "Poetical Trag-edies," much has been said on 
both sides of the Atlantic, and Campbell has been com- 
pared to Shakespeare, Shelley and hailed as an Eliza- 

Next in order come his volume of verse, "Beyond tho 
Hills of Dream," and in 1005 his collected verse, con- 
taining- his "Sagas of Vaster Britain." Of this volume, 
Andrew Carnegie issued a special edition of five hundred 
copies to his libraxies throug-hout the world. 

Last year the Poet'ical Tragedies appeared, and with 
the collected verse, g-ives, up to the present, the bulk (.f 
his output in poetry. 

As a Novelist. 

Dr. Campbell's first essay into the field of novel writ- 
ing was in 1906 when his volume "Ian of the Orcades," 
a Scottish romance aLppeared. A Canadian historical novel 
entitled "In 1812," deal with that stirring period. It 
ha,s been running as a serial story in the Westminster. 
One of his ambitions has been to re-create, in romantic 
form the vicissitudes, trag-edies and strugg-les of that pe- 
riod in which Sir Isaiac Brock and others saved the coun- 

In 1907, Campbell produced his book, "Canadai," de- 
scriptive of I the beauty of the country ; jWoods and other 
scenery of the Dominion from ocean to ocean, and of the 
(■anadian people. The work, which was issued by Adam 
Black, is a handsomely bound and artistic volume illus- 
trated by colored plates all made from actual paintings 
by the noted Canadian artist. Mower Hartin. In this 

work the poet gives an optimistic picture of our country. 

and prophecy of its great future. 

In 1894, Mr. Campbell was elected a member of the 
Royal Society of Canada. In 1906, at the 400th anniver- 
sary of the foundation of Aberdeen University, the fajn- 
ous Scottish seat of learning conferred the degree of 
LL.D. upon some eighty persons distinguished in various 
avenues of endeavor and achievement throughout the 
world including R. Hon. James Bryce, Andrew Carnegie 
and Guglielmo Marconi. Mr. Campbell was among those 
honored and spent a week there as the guest of the Uni- 
versity. In the exercises the President quoted his verse 
and the silk hood was presented to him by the Chancel- 
lor. Dr. Campbell was among the very few presented to 
the King and Queen on that occasion, and "By com- 
mand" attended a reception held by their Majesties. 

Dr. Campbell is a hard-worked officer of the Can- 
adian Archives — where he is engaged in helping to make 
our history. He is deeply interested in all historical pro- 
blems, and he therefore finds the work congenial in 
every way, 


The Quiet Season Now On 
A Few Fall Announcements. 

Henry Frowdo has taken over the WcsL minster- (.'o, 's 
edition of "Oh, Christina," by J. J. Bell. 

PIcnry Frowdc is to issue sliorlly a (/'anadian edition 
().f "Tlie Old Wives' Talc," by Arnold Bennett, which 
was so well received in England. 

Henry Frowde announces the early publication of 
''Thecdore Roosevelt: I)jna,inic Geographer," by V'roo- 
luan. in paper and cloth editions, (70 cents arul $1). 

The samples of the new English Church Hymnal will 
be in the hands of the travelers on July 2(). The pnb- 
lishers expect a big sale, as they have been 'receiving 
many inquiries. 

A large line of cheap paper novels, with picliire 
covers, has been stocked by the Copp, Clark Co. Among 
them is "The Heart of a Child," 'by Frank Danby. They 
all sell at 30 cents each. 

The Copp, Clark Co. announce for early fall publica- 
tion "Knock on the Door," by h'o'bert Hichens, aullmr 
of "The Garden of Allah," and ".Tohn Marvel, Assist- 
ant," by Thomas Nelson Page. 

"The Frontiersman's Pocket Book," by Roger P(JCock, 
is a valuable little compendium of information, published 
in Canada by Henry Frowde. It is issued on behalf of 
the Council of the Legion of Frontiersmen. 

In the series of joint publications with Hoddcr & 
Stoughton, Henry Frowde has already published "A Fair 
Refugee," by Moriee Gerard; "The First Stone," by 
Mary Stuart Boyd; "Rose of the Wilderness," by S. 
R. Crockett; "Magic Love," by Annie S. Swan, and 
"The Compact." by Ridgwell Cullum. 

Cassell & Co. have received recently tlioiir stock of 
"The Royal Ward." by Percy Brebner"; "Sir Gt^egory's 
Silence," by A. W. Marehmont, and "A Daughter of 
the Storm," by Captain Shaw, in fiction, and in general 
works : "Adventures in London," by James Douglas, and 
"Beautiful Gardens," by Walter P. Wright. 

'Rider Haggard, the popular author of "She," seeni'S 
to be able to interest the public as well now as he did 
in his early dayis. In order to meet the large dema.nd 
for his book entitled, "Fair Margaret," Wiilliarn Briggs 
has placed a paper edition on the market at IS cents 
wholesale. This ought to be a good seller. 

A booJv which had a very large run when, it wa.s fii-st 
issued was "The Scarlet Pimpernel." The publisher, 
William Brig-gs, wis'hing to meet the extraordinary de- 
mand for a book in cheaper form, has placed an edi- 
tion on the market at 10 cents wholesale, in paper bind- 
ing. This will in all probability be a good vacation 

The M'acniilla,n Co. have now in stock. "Spies of the 
Kaiser," by William le Queux, and "The Bride of the 
Mistletoe," by James Lane Allen, and will issue im- 
mediately, "The Heart of a Gypsy." by Napier; "The 
Veil," by E. S. Stevens; "The Marriage of Hilary 
Garden," by Hyatt; "Antonio," by Ernest Oldmea.dow"; 
"A Knight of Old Brandenhurg." by 'Charles Major, 
and "A Certain Rich Man," by William Allen Whiie. 
They have also issued a 50-cent edition of "The Nuu," 
l)y Rene Bawn. 



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Kiitriiic. Eliiioi- Macartney Jjaiie. Miisson. 

Mr. <)[))). Alice llosan Rice. Bii^'fis. 

A Million a Miiiulc. Hudson Douglas. McLcod. 

Sppcial Messenger. R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 

Wcl) of the Golden Spider. P\ Bartleli. McLeod. 

Trail of the Lonesome Pine. John Fox, Jr. Mciicod 












Sword of Ihe I>ord. Joseph Iloekinji'. Cassell. 
Mr. Opp. Alice liegan Rice. Brig'gs. 
Anne of (ireeii Gables. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
Katrine. Elinor Macartney Lane. Musson. 
Glory of the Conquered. S. Glaspell. Stokes. 
Chrysalis. II. M. Kramer. Lathrop. 


While Mice. R. H. Davis. McLeod. 
White Sister. F. M.^ Crawford. MacmiJlaii. 
Togelher. Rol)ert Henick. ]\Iacmillan. 
Inner SIdmiu'. Anonymous. Musson. 
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Tone Bung-ay. H. G. Wells. Macmillan. 


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Miss Belly (d' New York. Deland. 

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Katrine. Elinor Macartney Lane. Musson. 

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Man in I>ower Ten. Rinehart. McLeod. 
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Mr. Opj). Alice Ilegan Rice. Brig-^s. 
Inner Shrine. Anonymous. IMnsson. 
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Inner Shrine. Anonymous. Harpers. 
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Man in Lower Ten. Rinehart. McLeod. 
Mr. Opp. Alice Hegan Rice. Briggs. 
Fraternity. Galsworthy. Copp. 


Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Monlgomery. Page. 
Mr. Opp. Alice Hegan Rice. Briggs. 
Septimus. W. J. Locke. Frowde. 
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C. Elusive Isabel. J. Fiili-(dle. McLeod. 

St. Thomas. 

'• l^liiii in Lower Ten. K'inehart. McLeod. 

2 OIIhm- Side of Ihe Door. Lucia (liand)erlain. Robbs. 

ri. Retribniion. 

Whit(> Sisler. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 

Romance Plain Man. E. A. Glasgow. TMacmillan. 

Tlii-ice Armed. Harold Bindloss. Slokes. 

Ml-. Opp. Alice Hegan Rico. Briggs. 
Man in Lower Ten. Rinehart. McLeod. 







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•Ipsliua Ci-iuii. 1). (i. Phillips. Uriii^s. 
r)t-40 or Figiil. Emerson Iloiiiih. McLeod. 
riincess Zain. K. i'x'ckiiiaii. MeJjeod. 


Wliile Sister. ¥. Marion Crawford. IMacmillan. 
Mlizabedi Visits America. Klinor (llyn. Dnllield. 
'MarriaiiX' a la Mode. Mrs. ITuniplirx Ward. Miissnii. 
Innei' Sliriiie. Anonymons. llar|)er. 
Sehasliaii. Kraidc Danby. Macmillaii. 
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Tlie dealh occnrred in Montreal on June 20 of Nelson 
Cray, a bnsiness man, who also a name for 
himself jn literature. 'Mr. Gray was for many years 
associated with his father, the late Nelson Gray, lumber 
merchant, whom he succeeded in the conduct of the 
})nsiness. Three years ago he left the lumber business, 
and established himself in the line of grocers' supplies, 
which he conducted successfully until his retirement in 
1907, owing to ill health. For twenty years he had 
devoted his leisure moments to literary pursuits, but he 
did not publish any of his compositions until about a 
year ago. His most popular production is a volume of 
verses entitled '"Patriotic Poems." Among his other 
production which are about to be given into the hands 
of the publisher is a lengthy poem entitled. "Whither 
Art Thon Going, Pilgrim," and a prose work of a 
philosophical nature. Besides these there is another 
volume of poems, and minor writings which are likely 
to be given to the public shortly. 









20937. The Pilgrim, k Bear Story of the Canadian 
Rockies. By Edward Cave. (Book.) The Dcnninion Cart- 
ridge 'Company, Limited, Montreal, Que., 27ili May, lOO'fl. 

20039. Brantford City Diiectory, lfl09. Book.) 
Union Publishing Cmupanv of Ingersoll, IngersoU. Ont., 

209'10. Essex, Kent and Laml)ton Directory, 190'). 
(iiook.) Uniipii Publishing Company of Ingersoll, Inger- 
soll, Out., 29th May, 1'9'09. 

20'941. Canadian Civics.' (Ontario Edition.) By 
R. S. Jenkins, M.A. (Book.) The Copp, Clark Company, 
Limited, Toronto, Out., 29th May. 1909. 

20942. Cana.dian OCficial Railway Guide, with f iazet- 
teer, May 1909. (Book.) The Liternational Railway 
I'ublisliing ('i>m[)aiiy, Limited, Mouli'eal, Que., 29th May, 

2094H. Official Telephone Directory, Toionto an.l 
Suburbs, May, 1909. (Book.) The Bell Telephone Com- 
pany of Canada, Limited, Montreal, Que., 29tih May, 190!l. 

20915. Essays : Literary, Critical and TTistoiicai. 

By Thomas '()': 
O'lhiiian, K'ocklaiH 


La 1 

agan, M.A.. Ph.D. {\\ui,k.) Thomas 
On I., .SI St Ma,y, 1909. 
(lu'oii doit Elever dans la Reyion 


29tb May, 

Xord-Est da la Province de Quebec. Par J. B. Plante. 
Avee preface de M. P. G. Laeasse. (Livre.) .]. P.. Planle, 
Stadacona, Que., ler juin, 1909. 

20949. Le Premier Concile Plenier du Canada. 
NotitHis .Sommaires sur les Conciles, Devoirs des Fi- 
deles et Prieresi a cette occasion. Par A. L. Mangir,. 
Pretre de Marie. (Livre.) La Congregation des 'Ser- 
\antes de .Tesus-Marie, Hull, Que., ler .juin, 1909. 

2(M).")5. Le Verre d'Eau, Exei'cises and Vtwabuhry. 
P.y W. C. Ferguson, B.A. (Book.) The Copp. Clark 
('iiuipniiy, Toronto, 4tb June. 

2095(i. Tennyson's Select Poems, with Brief Notes. 
By \Y. J. Alexander, Ph.D. Ontario Edition. (Dduk.) 
The Copp, Clark Company, Toronto, 4th June. 

20958. A Cause for Divorce. (Book.) John Cot tarn. 
London, Ont., 4th June. 

20963. Autour du Clocher Natal. Notes Historiques 
sur la Paroisse de Saint-^Prosper, Comte de Chaniplain. 
Par E. Talusier. (Livre.) Fabrique de Saint-Prosper, 
Saint-Prosper, Que., 5 juin. 

20907. L'Annnaire des Adresses de Quebec et Levis, 
]90'9-1910. (Quebec and Levis Directory.) Bonlanger & 
Marcotte, Quebec, Que., 7 juin. 

20'9()8. Power or Poverty; or. Cakes a,nd iCream or 
Crumbs. By G. R. E. Kennedy. (Book.) G..R. E. Ken- 
nedy, Sherbrooke, Que., 7th June. 

209'6'9. A Commentary on the Bills of Exchiange Ael. 
Chapter 119 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1906. 
with References to English, Canadian and American 
Cases, a,nd the Opinions of Eminent Jurists. By The Hon. 
Benjamin Russell, M.A., D.C.L. (Book.) Benjamin Rus- 
seU, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 7th June. 

20'970. The Montreal AjB.C. Railway and Steamshi]> 
Guide. (Book.) Wm. Alex. McKay, Montreal, 7th .Tune. 

20971. Tbe Practice of the Exchequer Court of Canada. 
Second Edition. By "Louis Arthur Audette, K.C. (Book.) 
Louis Arthur Audette, Ottawa. 8th June. 

20078. Genealogie de la Famille Poissant depuis son 
oiigine en Canada jnsqu'a nos jours, 10S4-1909. Par le 
Doeteur J. C. Poissant. (Livre.) J. C. Poissa,nt, Mont- 
real, 10 juin. 

20979. Map of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The 
Grand Trunk Pacific Town and Development Company. 
Limited. Montreal, 10th June. 

20981. Poems. By Daniel Crawford Matheson. 
(Book.) Donald Matheson, Hullcar, British Columbia, 
lltb June. 

20982. Opinions of Mary. By Alice Ashworth Town- 
ley. (Book.) Alice Ashworth Townley, Vancouver, Brit- 
isli Columbia, 11th June. 

209«;}. Twentieth Century Map of the City of Ottawa. 
(Guide Map.) Basil Reid, Ottawa, 12th June. 



209^4. !Nralrieulation Caesar. Bjy John Henderson. 
.M.A.. and U. A. Little, B.A. (Book.) The Copp, Chirk 
Cnnipany, Limited, 12th June. 

20900. Patriotic Poem. By Wm. Dalrymple. (Poem.) 
William DalrymjJtJe, Tillsonburg, Ont., 14th June. 

20991. Elemeij^iy Agi-iculture and Nature Study. 
liy John Brit tain, ^. Sc. With Supplementary Chapter 
on Fruit Raising, bj- Martin Burrell, M.P.; an Article on 
Irrigation, by H. W. E. Canaivan, C.E.; and The Physics 
of Some Common Tools, by Carleton J. Lynde. Ph.D. 
(Hook.) The Educational Book Company of Toronto, 
Liniiicd. Toronto, loth June. 

21001. Canadian Lacrosse Association Rule Book, 1909. 
(Hook.) Harold A. Wilson, Toronto, ISth June. 

21002. Aid to Obtaining an Infantry Certificate. By 
Ca])!. A. P. B. Xagle, R.C.R. (Third Edition.) (Book.) 
Harold A. Wilsun. Toronto, ISlh June. 

21(M>:{. Map of ilu" C.owganda. Elk City and Cobalt 
Silver Distriet-s. (M'ap.) Archibald (^rabtree, Monireal, 
21st. June. 


Jr. (Book.) 

C ]\I. Fairchiild, Jr., Quebec, 


Programme des Fetes du 75e Anniversaii'e de 

I 'Association Saint-Jean-Baptist e de ]\Ioutreal, 24 juin 
1!)'(M). (Livre.) L 'Association Saint-Jcan-Haptiste d^ 
.Mdiilrcal, ^Monti'eal, 2.'! juin. 

2100S. L'Assoeiation Saint-Jeiaii-Baptiste de Montreal. 
Album Souvenir du 75e Anniversaire. 24 juin 1909. L'As- 
.*()ciation Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montreal, ^lontreal. 
23 juin. 

21009. The Ontario Law Reports, Vol. XVII, 190P. 
Editor: James F. Smith, K.C. (Book.) The Law 'Society 
of Upper Canada, Toronto, 23rd June. 

21015. A Trip to Niagara. By Agnes Fitzgibbon. 
(Book.) M. Agnes Fitzgibbon, Toronto, 24th June. 

21016. The Canadian Annual Review of Public Affairs, 
1908. By J. Oastell Hopkins. (Eiglith Year of Issue. 
Illustrated.) The Annual Review Publishing Company, 
Limited, Toronto, 24th June. 

21017. A 'Canadian National Anthem. By Arthur 
Davies. (Poem). Arthur Pavies, Victoria, British 
(Columbia, 24th June. 

21018. The Lilt of Love. By Aitlmr Davies. (Poem.) 
Ailliur Davies. Victoria, British Columbia, 24lh June. 

21019. Le Manuel des Parents Chretiens. Par I'Abbe 
.•\l(-\is j\Iailloux. (Livre.) L'A'clion Sociale Calliolique, 
Quebec, 25 juin. 

21021. The White Plague and Other Poems. By 
Thaddeus A. Browne. With Illustrations by L. Revera 
and A. Gay. (Book.) /nVad'deus A. Browne, Ottawa, 
201 h June. " 

21022. Bills, Not'es and Cheques: The Bills of Ex- 
change Act, with Notes and Illustrations from 'Canadian, 
Knglish a,nd American Decisions, and References to An- 
cient and Modern French Law. By The Hon. J. J. Mac- 
luren, D.C.L., LL.D. Fourth Edition. Enlarged and Re- 
vised. (Book.) The 'Carswell Company, Limited, Tor- 
onto, 26th June. 

21027. New Ideas in Fashions. (Book). The New 
Idea Pattern Company, Toronto, 28th June. 

21028. Plan of the City of Vancouver. (Map.) The 
Vancouver Information and Tourist Association, Van- 
couver, British Columbia, 28th June. 

21029. Life and Sport on the North Shore of the 
Lower St. Lawrence and Gulf. By Napoleon A. Comeau. 
('Book.) Napoleon A. Comeau, Godbout, Que., 28tb June. 

21030. Journal of an American Prisoner at Fort Mai- 
den and Quebec in the War of 1612. Edited by G. M. 

28th June. 

21032. An Important Unusual Offer. (Book.) P. H. 
AUman & Company, Vancouver, British Columbia, 28th 

21035. All the French Verbs in one Table. Arranged 
by M. Blanche Bishop. (Book.) M. Blanche Bishop, 
Greenwich, Nova Scotia, 30th June. 

2103-8. Abbott's Guide to Ottawa and Vicinity, with 
Map and Illustrations. (Book.) Geo. F. Abbott, Ottawa. 
5th July. 

210.39. The Old Timer and Other Poems. By Robert 
T. Anderson. (Book.) Robert T. Anderson, Edmonton, 
Alberta, 6th July. 

Interim Copyrights. 

1131. Le Roy des Tenebres, (Grand Drame Fan- 
tastiqne en 5 Actes et VA Tableaux.) Par Arthur Trem- 
blay et J. Eugene Corriveeu. Arthur Tremblay et J. 
Eugene Corriveau, Quebec, 19 avril. 

1138. The Montreal A. B. C. Railway and Steam- 
ship Guide. Wm. Alexander McKay, Montreal, 21th 

1134. The Toronto A.B.C. Railway and Steamship 
Guide. W. Alexander McKay, Montreal, 24th April. 

1135. The Canadian National Hymn. (Poem.) M. J. 
Keane, M.D., Brantford, 27th April. 

1136. Handicapping at a Glance. CBook.) James B. 
McMahon, Oakland, California, U.S.A., 1st May. 

1137. Association St. Jean-Baptiste de Montreal, 
Album Souvenir du 75eme Anniversaire, 24 Juin, 1909. 
L'Assoeiation St. Jean-Baptiste, Montreal, 3 mai. 

1138. Programme des Fetes du 75eme Anniversaire 
de PAssociation St. Jean-Baptiste de Montreal, 24 Juin 
1909. L'Assoeiation St. Jean-Baptiste, Montreal, 3 mai. 

1139. Cartes des Quatre Operations Fondamentales 
de I'Arithmetique avec Alphabet ecrit et Dessin. Marie 
S. Josephine Proulx;, Montreal, 10 mai. 

1141. Canadiian National Anthem. (Poem.) M. J. 
Keane, Brantford, 12th May, 

1142. The Franco-Canadian Commercial Guide. 
(Book.) J. dJ'Estimauville Clement, Montreal, 1711; 

1143. Carte de 1 'Historic du Canada avee Details 
et Geographie d'ressee pour 1 'Intelligence de I'HJistorie. 
Marie Josephine Proulx, Montreal, 18 mai. 

1144. Carte de 1 'Historic Sainte avec Details et Geo- 
graphic des Hebreux dressee pour I'lntel'ligenee de 
1 'Historic Sainte. Marie Josephine Proulx, Montreal, 
IS mai. 

1151. Carte de I'Anden Tesitament et dn Nouvean 
Testament preparee par 1 'Etude de I'Histoire Sainte, 
avec Details, Illustrations et Geographie, Dressee pour 
1 'Intelligence de I'Histoire. M. S. Josephine Proulx, 
(Raoul Andre), Montreal, 28 juin. 

1152. Carte du peuple de Dieu Avant et Apres la 
Venue de Jesus-iChrist. Avec Details, Illustrations et 
Geographie Dressee pour 1 'Intelligence de I'Histoire 
M. S. Josephine Proulx, (Raoul Andre), Montreal, 28 juin. 

1153. Dans les Griffes de Bigot. Gr*and drame Can- 
adien Historique et Patriotique en Quatre Actes et Cinq 
Tableaux. Par Arthur Tremblay et Eugene Corriveau. 
Arthur Tremblay et Eugene Corriveau, Quebec, 28 juin, 

1154. Johnson's Hand SaiW Dictionary. (Scientific 
work.) George H. Grant, Vancouver, 2nd July, 

1155. Johnson's Composite Hand Saw Chart and, 
Tool No. 1. (Scientific work,) George H, Grant, Van- 
couver, 2nd July, 


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Poet, Novelist and Farmer 


Arthur Stringer and His Views on Literature and Life 

The Rising Young Novelist tells Some of his Experiences — His 
Charming Home on Lake Erie — How he Works and Plays. 

"Do you still count yourself a Canadian?" 
"Of course! Why not?" 

"Would you advise any ambitious young Canadian to 
go to New York?" 

"Yes, if j-Qu can come back and spend seven months of 
the year iu Canada. Otherwise you will be de-nationaliz- 
ed,- — a man without a home. In New York you may get 
ten cents a word for the product of your pen but you will 
pay one hundred dollars a month for a roof over your 
head, and what's the gain?" 


The dark object on the left is her two-year 
old thoroughbred jersey. 

So declared Arthur Stringer, poet and novelist — the 
man who severely scored newspaper and magazine editors 
before the Literature Section of the Women's Congress in 
Toronto a few weeks ago as we sat and chatted for an 
hour or more in his comfortable sitting room at the King 
Edward hotel. 

Tall, iitlio and erect, his is a figure of commanding 
presence. Ten years ago Arthur Stringer was unknown 
beyond the boundaries of his native county of Kent, 
Ontario. To-day his name in the literary world is dan- 
gerously near the top. The causes that have contributed 
to his splendid success as a litterateur are many but the 
salient one is genius — the capacity to master things and 
to carry them to a logical conclusion. Then he has energy, 
ambition and a cheerful optimism. His outlook is broad 
and his experiences have added to liis general equipment, 
for he has been a great traveler. 

This gifted Canadian writer is handsome enough for a 
matinee idol. His strong shouldeis, piercing black eyes, 
curly raven hair and sun burned complexion would attract 
attention in any gathering. Big of frame and supple of 
movement, every action of the noted author silently pro- 
claims that he is a lover of the open air and woos nature 
in her various moods. On the platform he is bashful, 
unconventional and nervous but terribly in earnest, in 
private conversation he is brilliant, witty and epigram- 

Mr. Stringer lives five months of every year abroad or 
in New York city and the remaining seven months he spends 
at his rustic home at Cedar Springs, Ontario, fifteen miles 
from Chatham, the place of his birth. His grounds, com- 
prising sixteen acres, abut the waters of Lake Erie and, of 
the Great Canadian Lakes, the poet has sung frequently. 

There is a magnificent bathing beach on the shore. 
His cosy, comfortable home is situated on a bluff about 
fifty feet high and surrounded by a garden that is a dream 
of delight. Fruit and flowers abound on all sides and 
here the poet spends many of his most joyous hours. The 
atmosphere is suggestive of rest, peace, happiness and 

To Arthur Stringer there is no spot on earth quite so 
attractive and congenial as that washed by Lake Brie. He 
has never been able to tear himself entirely away from 
the home of his early youth for an extended period. He 
cannot dissociate himself from home environment. He 
was educated at Chatham, the London Collegiate Insti- 
tute, Wycliffe College and Toronto University. Shortly 
after he began his literary career, although during his 
student days, he contributed a number of prose studies to 
the Varsity and some of his lyrics appeared in The Week. 
To-day the author of the "Gun-Kunner," "The Wire 
Tappers," "Phantom Wires," "The Silver Poppy," "The 
Under Groove" and other popular and widely read works 
commands the highest price for his stories and is invited 
by the most exclusive literary publications of America 
to contribute 'to their pag-es. There have flowed from his 
facile pen stories of child life, dramatic productions and 
lyrics that have helped to make Mr. Stringer almost as 
celebrated a poet as he is a novelist. His first volume 
was entitled "Watchers of Twilight" and his second 
published a year later was called "Pauline and Other 
Poems." Both are now out of print. His most widely 


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The charming summer home of the novelist at Cedar Springs, Ontario 

known edition of verse is "The Woman in the Rain and 
Other Poems" — dramatic and lyric. 

After leaving Toronto Mr. Stringer journeyed to the 
Canadian Northwest and then went to England to take 



a course of study in Oxford University. He wrote a 
series of delightful descriptive articles on the life and 
classic associations at this ancient seat of learning and 
next spent some months on a continental pilgrimage. 
Shortly after his return to Canada he took a position on 
the editorial staff of the iMontreal Herald, and later 
went to New York where for two busy years he occupied 
an editorial chair doing literary woi'k for the American 
Press Association. Then he cast aside the shackles of 
office duty and became a free lance. 

Mr. Stringer humorously remarked to The Bookman 
that he was a farmer by trade and a writer by avocation. 

"Does poetry receive recognition nowadays?" I asked. 
'"Yes," h€ said, "Poetry receives recognition, but 
/ery little financial support. The man who writes serious 
verse must be satisfied with the sheer pleasure of writing 
it. Bliss Carman is, I take it, Canada's most popular 
poet. He recently confessed, in public, that the most he 
could make out of it was eight hundred dollars a year. 
The Philadelphia "Evening Post" paid me last week, 
five hundred dollars for a bad short story. Need I say 

"Is a man justified in continuing to write and publish 

"Verse has to be its own justification. If it's in you 
it's got to come out. But if nine-tenths of the lyric poets 
of to-day would only turn towards the drama, they would 
find an audience. I hate to say the age of the lyric is 
becoming as obsolete as that of the epic. But at the same 
time the chances and the necessity for the drama are in- 
creasing at an unrealized rate. The drama is the poet's 
vehicle of the future, I think. Through the drama he can 
keep in touch with life, and mean something to life. 
.Vfter all, lyricism belongs to youth. Maturity demands 
more than the lyric." 

"How did you get into the telegraph vein as in the 
Wire Tappers?" 

"By merest accident. I was never in a pool-room in 
my life, notwithstanding the "Wire Tappers" scenes. I 
became friends with a broken down gambler who night 
by night gave me stories, data and description." 

"Does it pay to specialize in this way ?" inquired The 

"It does not and I'm never going to write another 
telegraph story as long as I live." he declared with em- 

Speaking of his methods of work the author said he 
wrote only at night, beginning at 8 o'clock. "But," he 
added, "I never work later than three. This is a result. 
I think, of my early city newspaper duty which made me 
a "night owl". I never do anything in the line of writing 
during the day." 

Asked if his literary work gives him a sufficient in- 
come to enable him to enjoy life, the novelist answered, 
"No, beca,use if I could afford to enjoy life I wouldn't 
have time for any work, literary or otherwise. ' ' 

Mr. Stringer, as already stated, spends six or seven 
months of the year at his Canadian home. He is a tire- 
less traveler and visits distant spots and foreign climes 
nearly every year. Last year he went to Jamaica and the 
Caribbean Sea, the year before to South and Central 
America, the winter previous to Rome and Sicily, and dur- 
ing another winter he made a tour of the Mediterreanean. 

"Do metropolitan centres like New York afford more 
stimulus to and material for thought and action when 
planning a work of fiction than some secluded and peace- 
ful rural refuge?" was the next interrogation as we chat- 
ted about many things and of scenes far from home. 


"New York and travel for sliinuhis, for atniospiiere 
and, ideas, but the rural retreat for working them out," 
was his laconic rejoinder. 

Next the conversation drifted along the short story 
line, its aspects, tendencies, features and evolutionary 
stages. Speaking of the popular vein of the present day 
short story, he said the editors were forever telling the 
army of writers that love and humor was the popular 

"What about the pathetic ? Does it not take first 
place ?" 

"No, there's a certain bourgeois timidity about the 
magazine editor which makes him afraid of anything 
gloomy or tragic. The movement has been away from 
the pathetic. The ordinary magazine prefers a sort of 
skim-milk sentimentality and the tendency towards a 
'safe' conservatism increases. The magazine has done 


As he appeared when visiting South America. 

little or nothing to improve the short story. In fact, it 
is my conviction, thaifc the popular magazine is really a 
mill stone on the modern author's neck. It has brought 
about a sort of plebification of talent, a popularization 
of mediocrity." 

"Is there such a thing as a Canadian literature ?" 
was another question fired at the author of the "Gun- 
Runner.' " 

"I believe," he answered after a few minutes pause 
"that Canada's national and distinctive note will come 
from her west. The intellectual boundary of this con- 
tinent, it seems to me, should run north and south in- 
stead of east and west, as the geographical one does. 
We of the east are held too closely in the arm-crook of 
the United States to be free of her influences and activi- 


ties, both as to the press, the periodical and the stage- 
production. New York is necessarily the Mecca of the 
news-bureau and syndicate, and of the magazine and of 
the drama. There manuscripts are marketed and dramas 
are mounted. There's no use even mentioning poetry, 
for nobody takes serious poetry seriously, nowaidays." 

"What was your first effort ? What caused you to 
take up literary work — personal inclination or the ad- 
vice of your family?" — and the poet's thoughts trav- 
eled back a decade or more. 

"My first effort was a blank verse poem of some 
seven or eight hundred lines, on 'The History of The 
World up to the Trojan War.' It was written in blank 
verse because rhymes were too much of a nuisance, in 
those days, and I'm afraid the spelling was not unim- 
peachable. I can remember only one line of that initial 
and modest effort. It's from the passage where Hector 
and Achilles are eating Indian corn together after an 
artillery-battle somewhere in the suburbs of Troy and 
the former rather inhospitably threatens the latter, in 
the words of the poem, that he will make him 

"Hop-scotch out of Troy as tame as a toad !" 
The elderly and kind-hearted Church of England clergy- 


Here Arthur Stringer spent a week collecting 
material for "The Gun-Runner." 

man to whom I brazenly submitted these inspired lines, 
I remember, gravely informed me that while they 
showed undoubted dramatic promise they could not be 
criticized as either slavishly classical or pedantically his- 

"No, it was not the advice of my family that turn- 
ed me to the writing-habit," he continued. "In fact, 
I was sent out west, to try a year of ranch life, to see 
if that wouldn't knock the nonsense out of me. My 
father really wanted me to go in for the ministry, but 
towards the end of my second (and last) year's residence 
in Wycliffe College, Toronto, an interview with Dr. 
Sheraton, who was then principal, showed me my deej)- 
rooted unfitness for the cloth, — for, I must confess, I 
had just previous to that interview, been detected 
climbing up a water-pipe, to get in through a window, 
many hours after the college doors had been closed and 
locked. A lieart-to-heart talk with Professor Alexander, 
of Toronto University, really decided my fate, and turn- 
ed me towards the literary life. That talk lasted sev- 
eral hours, and that brilliant man and kindly scholar 
patiently and thoroughly went through my manuscripts 
and then showed me where they failed, and how. It was 
one of these manuscripts revised at his suggestion, 
which first carried me into the metropolitan magazines 
of New York." 

Asked about his favorite amusements, the man of let- 


ters said the only answer that he could make was that 
his fixed idea of Heaven was eating Rockyford musk- 
melons to the sound of harps. "Only," he added with 
a significant smile, "you must grow the melons yourself 
to appreciate the right flavor." 

"Have you any advice to give young Cajiadian 
writers ?" was my parting query as the hour for the 
poet's departure for his restful retrea.t at Cedar Springs 
was close at hand, and our conversation — pleasant and 
profitable— had, like all good things, to come to an end. 

"I am too young and too new at the game to have 
the gumption to start giving advice," were his final 
words as he bade me a cordial good-bye and made for 
the elevator. 



London, July 7. — On behalf of the Trustees of the 
Spitzel Imperial Elducation Trust, The League of the 
Empire. Caxton Hall, Westminster, has just published 
"The British Empire, Its Past, Its Present, Its Fu- 
ture," demi 8vo., 864 pp., English published 
price, 5s. net. The editor of this volume is A. F. Pol- 
lard, M.A., Fellow of All Soul's College, Oxford ; Pro- 
fessor of English History in the University of London : 
and late Assistant Editor of the Dictionary of National 

This account of the British Empire owes its origin 
to the generosity of Mr. I^ouis Spitzel and the enthus- 
iasm of Mr. Thomas Henry Monk. Neither, unhappily, 
lived to see this result of their practical interest in the 
Empire, but the series of volumes, of which the present 
is the first, will prove a lasting monument to their Im- 
perial devotion. 

The object of this volume and its successors is like 
that of the League of the Empire itself, primarily edu- 
cational. Its essential purpose is to promote a know^ 
ledge, and what is more important, an understanding, of 
the Empire as it is, and of the causes which have 
brought it into being, and to provide that information, 
without which, discussion of Imperial questions is bar- 
ren, if not productive of positive mischief. It is the 
work of no one school of politics and represents no 
single standpoint. To it writers have contributed of 
all shades of opinion and from all quarters of the Em- 
pire. Suggestions have been adopted from authorities in 
almost every Dominion, Colony and Dependency of the 
Crown, and it reflects a diversity of gifts and aspira- 
tions which no other political system has known how 
to combine with Imperial unity. It is a comprehensive 
account of the British Empire in its manifold aspects, 
political, geographical, racial, historical, constitutional, 
industrial and commercial, — and all the causes and forces 
which have determined its development. Over a, hundred 
authorities have collaborated in its production and much 
of its contents is due to the suggestion and criticism of 
men actually responsible for the Government of the Em- 
pire in all quarters of the globe. It should be found 
indispensable for all school libraries and teachers of his- 
tory and geography, as well as for everyone who is in- 
terested in the politics of the Empire and the world. 

Although to Canadians the Canadian section is per- 
haps of least importance, a survey of chapters in that 
section will help to an understanding of the comprehen- 
sive treatment of the other Sclf-Governing States. The 
chapters from 1 to 9 are as follows : 

PhysWl Conditions, French and British, 1534-1768. 

The Old Colonial System, 1763-1837. 

Union and Federation, 1837-1867. 

The Expansion of Canada, 1867-1907. 

The Dominion a,nd Provinces, Political Parties and 
Problems, Natural Resources, Manufactures, Commerce 
and Transport. 

Canadian Authors and Their Work 

Novelists Represented on the Fall Lists. 
Biography, Description and Poetry, 


Sir Ciilbert Parker's vuhime of short stories entitled 
"Northern Lights" is announced to appear about the 
middle of September by his publishers, the Copp, Clark 
Co. It will be issued in two bindings, the maple leaf 
edition in light green and the library edition in dark green 
cloth. The price will be $1.50. 

Harvey J. O'Higgins is represented on the fall Lists this 
year. His new novel is entitled "Old Clinkers" and it 
is understood to be a story of the New York Fire Depart- 
ment, which Mr. O'Higgins has been studying and writing 
about for some time. 

Norman Dnnca.n, author of "Dr. Luke of the Labra- 
dor" has written a Christmas story, which he calls "The 
Suitable Child." It is to be published in September by 
Henry Frowde, Toronto, in suitable holiday form. 

Gables." The new story is a sequel to "Anne" and will 
no doubt be eagerly sought after by the many people to 
whom Anne Shirley is a delightful literary acquaintance. 


During the fall Moffat, Yard & Co. will bring out a 
new book by Agnes C. Laut, author of "The Conquest of 
the Great Northwest," etc., on Henry Hudson. In this 
work Miss Laut will give in detail the story of Hudson's 
four famous voyages, which she has studied from original 
historical sources, as well as a biographical sketch of the 
great navigator. The book will be illustrated by histori- 
cal pictures and maps, and is said to be written especially 
for young readers. 

There is to be issued shortly from the press of William 
Briggs the personal reminiscences of Edwin G. Rundle, 


Mrs. Nellie L. McClung tries her story-telling powers on'^Soitie children, 
book, "The Second Chance," will shortly appear. 

Her new 

Robert E. Kn'owles* new story "The Attic Guest" will 
be published in September by Henrj'^ Frowde, Toronto. 
Those who have had the privilege of reading the manu- 
script, assert that it is the author's best work. 

A new book which is to come from the press of William 
Briggs this fall by a new writer is entitled "Love Among 
the Ruins and Other Tales of Old Toronto." The author 
is a well-known Toronto society lady who writes under 
the pseudonym of Suzanne Marny. While this is a book 
of short stories (and a short story book is not supposed to 
be popular) still they are of such a strongly dramatic 
character and so true to life that there is no doubt the 
book will sell. An interesting feature in connection with 
the publication of this book is the fact that the author 
wiU draw her own illustrations for the volume. Miss 
Marny has shown the quality of her prose and verse in 
a little book which was issued last fall by. her publisher 
entitled "The Canadian Book of Months" in which were 
some very charming descriptive passages of nature life 
in Canada. 

L. C. Page & Co., Boston, announce for publication on 
September 1, "Anne of Avonlea." by Miss L. M. Mont- 
gomery, of Cavendish, P.E.I., author of "Anne of Green 

late Sergeant- Major in Her Majesty's 17th Liecestershire 
Regiment. While Sergeant-Major Rundle never experi- 
enced the joy of being on 'active service he has had a very 
interesting career. His regiment was stationed in Jamaica 
during the negro rebellion of 1865, which was rather an 
exciting time to the Jamaicans. Sergeant-Major Rundle 
conducted a contingent from Halifax over the route of 
the Wolseley expedition in 1870 to join the Provisional 
Battalion in Winnipeg, where he remained for some time 
as garrison sergeant-major. . 

The "Life of General Wolfe" by Edward Salmon, 
which Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons are to publis^h this month 
in England in their "Makers of National History" series, 
is to be issued in a special Canadian edition at $1.00 net 
by Cassell Co., Toronto. It will be ready before the end 
of the month and, in view of the fact that September 13 
marks the 150th anniversary of the capture of Quebec, it 
should meet with a great reception. 

Another life of Wolfe by Beccles Wilson will also 
appear this year. It is to be published in Canada by the 
Copp, Clark Co. but information as to its format and date 
of issue is not yet available. 




There lias just been issued from the Railway Lands 
Branch of the Department of Interior, Ottawa, by order 
of the Hon. Frank Oliver, Minister, a report on North- 
land Exploration under his Department during the sea- 
son of 1908, covering that portion of Saskatchewan north 
of Prince Albert as far as the Churchill River, extending 
from Montreal Lake and Lac la Ronge, on the east, to 
Green Lake and connecting waters as far north as Portage 
la Loche on the west. Information about this portion of 
the Canadian West, north of the existing surveys, has 
hitherto been difficult to obtain. The increasing pressure 
on the available surveyed lands in the Western Provinces 
has, however, created a demand for all possible informa- 
tion about the agricultural and other resources of the 
undeveloped north of Western Canada, and on account of 
the reported mineral discoveries at Lac la Ronge and in 
the country north of it the publication of this report at 
this time giving information as to the means of access 
meets a public want. A number of excellent cuts of 
growing crops and natural features, from photographs 

"Poet of the Yukon." His first volume of verse "Songs 
of a Sourdough" has reached the enormous sale of 40,000 
copies inside of two years, and the publisher makes the 
extraordinary announcement that he has upwards of 15,000 
advance orders for "Ballads of a Cheechako. " At this 
rate it looks as if Robert W. Service's verse was to sell 
into the hundreds of thousands of copies inside of three 
or four years. It is certainly a most extraordinary thing 
that the verse of an unknown Canadian should become so 
well known in such a short time, and that the booksellers 
of the country should express such confidence in his work 
as to order 15,000 copies in advance of publication. One 
bookseller was optimistic enough to order 1,000 copies, 
and he has hopes of sending repeat orders. 



Author of "Opinions of Mary," recently published 
by William Briggs. 

taken by the explorer, are scattered through the report. 
An up-to-date map which covers the country explored and 
for a considerable distance north of it — about 350 miles in 
all, north of Prince Albert^aceompanies the report. 


To the series of historical books known as "The Chil- 
dren's Study," published by T. Fisher Unwin, there has 
just been added a new edition of J. N. Mcllwraith's 
volume on Canada. The English published price is Is 6d. 
The historical narrative is simple and interesting, yet very 
comprehensive and complete in detail. Very attractively 
bound, this little volume should prove a welcome addition 
to the bookshelf of any student of Canada's history and 
national progress. 


An important event in the publishing world this fall 
is the issue of Robert W. Service's new book "Ballads of 
a Cheechaka. " Two years ago Robert W. Service was 
unknown; to-day he is heralded throughout Canada and 
the British Empire as the great "Canadian Kipling" and 


210M. Pebbles and Shells. (A Book of Verses.) By 
Donaid A. Fraser. Donald A. Eraser, Victoria, British 
Columbia, 14th Juh'. 

21085. Sonnets and other Verses. By W. M. Mac- 
Keracher. (Book.) W. M. MacKeracher, Montreal, 14th 

21098. The People of the Plains. By Amelia M. 
Paget. Edited with Introduction by Duncan Campbell 
Scott. The Department of Indian Affairs, Ottawa, 15th 

21101. Ha,nd Book to the Canadian Marine Board 
Examinations for Inland Waters, Minor Waters and Tug 
Certificates. Compiled by Captain Farrell. (Book.) W. 
M. Farrell, Toronto, 16th' July. 

21106. McAlpine's Halifax City Directory, 1909. 
Volume XLI. MeAlpine Publishing Company, Limited, 
Halifax, 17th July. 

21111. The Rapid Calculator. For Computing the 
Amount of Steam or Hot Water Radiation necessary to 
heat a room or building. By J. C. Kennedy. (Book.) 
James Christopher Kennedy, Windsor, Ont., 19th July. 

21112. Siever's American Shortha,nd. An Economical 
System of Writing the English Language. By Philip 
Henry Siever. (Book.) Philip Henry Siever, Alvord, 
Texas, U.S.A., 19!th J«ly. 

21121. Britannia History Reader. Introductory Book. 
Stories from British and Canadian History. The Copp- 
Clark Company, Limited, Toronto, 21st July. 

21123. A Washday Lament. (Book.) Eugene Cooke, 
Montreal, 21st July. 

21124. Le Vrai Ponceau. (Booklet.) J. J. Gibbons, 
Limited, Toronto, 22nd July. 

21125. La Aleantarilla Correcta. J. J. Gibbons, Limi- 
ted, Toronto, 22nd July. 

21128. The "Complete" Science Note Book. W. J. 
Gage & Company, Limited, Toronto, 24th July. 

21129. The "Complete" Composition Book for Schools 
and Colleges. W. J. Gage & Company, Limited, Toronto, 
24th July. 

21135. Blair's Canadian Drawing Series, Book 5, 
Senior Grade. By David Blair. The Copp, Clark Com- 
pany, Limited, Toronto, 28th July. 

21143. Atlas-Geographie du Canada. Cours Inter- 
mediare et Primaire Superieur. Les Freres Maristes, 
Iberville, Que.. 29 juillet. 

21150. The Ontario Public School Speller. The Copp, 
Clark Company, Limited, Toronto, 31st July. 

21154. The Story of the Years. A History of the Wo- 
man's Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, Can- 
ada, from 1881 to 1906. Volume II.— Beyond Seas. By 
H. L. Piatt. Annie L. Ogden, Toronto, 31st July. 

21164. Jottings by the Way. (Poems.) Thos. Whit- 
nell, Lindsay, 4th August. 


Activities Among Canadian Publishing Houses 

Items About Books that are to Appear this Fall — Fiction 
forms the Bulk of the Various Lists — Importations. 

Twenty more titles are to be added lu Casseli & Co. 's 
'•People's Library" in the near future, bringing the total 
uj) to 120 volumes. 

Doubleday, Page & Company have just issued a little 
booklet, for general distribution, entitled ''0. Henry— 
Who He Is and How He Works." A copy will be sent 
to any address on request. It is attractively printed, in 
green and black. The publisher's intention is to issue, 
from time to time, other booklets dealing with their 


Two new boys' books by Captain F. S. Brereton are 
announced by the Copp, Clark Co. They will also have a 
Canadian edition of the new Oz book, "The Road to Oz" 
by L. Frank Baum. 

The Musson Book Co's list was not ready for publica- 
tion at the time this department was made up. It will be 
announced in September. 

The Macmillan Co. of Canada will publish in Septem- 
ber, "The Key of the Unknown" by Rosa N. Carey, 
"Calvary" by "Rita", "A Life for a Life" by Roger 
Herrick. In October they will publish "Actions and 
Reactions" by Rudyard Kipling, "Martin Eden" by 
Jack London, "Friendship Village Stories" by Zona Gale, 
"Stradella" by F. Marion Crawford. In November they 
will have ready "The House Called Hurrish" by "Rita." 
The date of publication of Charles Major's "A Gentle 
Knight of Old Brandenburg" is uncertain as yet. 

"Sins of Society" by Cecil Raleigh, which was an- 
nounced for spring publication by the Copp, Clark Co., 
and which did not materialize in time, is to be published 
about September 1. It will have an attractive two-color 

E. P. Oppenheim's latest novel "Jeanne of the 
Marches" is announced for publication by the Copp, 
Clark Co., on September 1. It will be well illustrated 
by H. M. Brock. 

The Copp, Clark Co. announce for fall publication 
"John Marvel, Assistant" by Thomas Nelson Page, "The 
Lock on the Door" by Robert Hichens, "Seymour Charl- 
ton" by W. B. Maxwell, a volume of short stories by W. 
W. Jacobs, "Anne Veronica" by H. G. Wells, "The 
Price of Lis Doris" by Maarten Maartens. 

The 1909 Harrison Fisher book will be called "The 
American Girl" and, as its title indicates, it will be em- 
bellished with numerous drawings of the fairest of her 
sex. The Canadian edition is to be issued by the Copp, 
Clark Co., at $3.50 net. 

Two illustrated editions of "The Arabian Nights" are 
being shown this fall by the Copp, Clark Co. One, illus- 
trated by Maxfield Parrish, sells at $2.50; the O'ther illus- 
trated by W. Heath Robinson and Helen Stratton sells at 
$1.25. The same company also have a new $1.50 edition 
of Robert Louis Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of 
Versesa. ' ' 

Early next month the Copp, Clark Co. will publish 
"The Haven" by Eden Phillpotts and "The Perjurer" by 
W. E. Norris. 

McLeod & Allen announce for immediate publication, 
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath. They will also 
have ready this month "The Calling of Dan Matthews" 

by Harold Bel! Wright, autiioi- of "The Slieplicrd of the 
liills," and "The Danger Mark," by R. W. Chambets. 

A (Canadian edition of "The Old Wives' Tale" by 
Ariu)ld Bennett is announced by Mcljeod & Allen. This 
is a book of a very high order of merit, which has been 
warmly praised by the conservative English critics. 

One of the leading gift books of the coming season will 
be by Frances Foster Perry, the title being "Their 
Hearts' Desire" It is to be fully illustrated in colors by 
the well known artist, Harrison Fisher, and the edition 
will have decorations by Hapgood. 

Speaking of gift books we must not forget "Susanna 
and Sue," by Kate Douglas Wiggin, which is to be issued 
by William Briggs. This book is to be on large paper 
with illustrations by Alice Barber Stephens, and M. C. 
Wyeth, and in addition to the illustrations is to be dec- 
orated throughout. 

David Graham Phillips has written a new novel en- 
titled "The Hungry Heart." It is to come from the press 
of William Briggs. 

William Lindsey, the author of "Apples of Intakhar" 
and "Cinderpath Tales" has written a new novel to be 
issued this fall by William Briggs under the title of 
"The Severed Mantle." This book is being published in 
the United States by the firm of Houghton, Mifflin Co. 
One of the special features of this book will be the large 
full-page colored illustrations. 

It is the number of years since Amelia E. Barr put her 
first novel on the market. One of her most successful 
books was "The Bow of Orange Ribbon." Mrs. Barr has 
returned to the period of this story in "The House on 
Cherry Street," which is a tale of New York in Colonial 
times. William Briggs, who has for some years handled 
the books of this popular writer, is to place this one on 
the Canadian market. 

One of the best sellers of the Spring season was "The 
Bronze Bell" by Louis Joseph Vance. Mr. Vance has 
written a new story which has been secured by William 
Briggs entitled "The Pool of Flame" to be illustrated by 
full page pictures in colors by John Rae, the artist who 
illustrated "The Music Master" so successfully. "The 
Pool of Flame" is a story of adventure. 

The 672,000 people who have purchased "Graustark" 
will welcome a new Graustark story by its clever author 
G. B. McCutcheon. The new novel is entitled "Truxton 
King" and it will be published by William Brigg-s. 

One of the most popular writers of fugitive verse in 
the United States for a number of years was Ben King. 
This very talented writer was cut off in the hey-day of 
his manhood a couple of years ago. As a sort of com- 
memorative volume there is being issued a book entitled 
"James Jones and Some Others" being selections from 
the best of Ben King's verse. This is to be issued in 
gift book style with a decorative cover by William Briggs. 
In "The Title Market" by Mrs. Post, to be published 
by William Briggs, that writer gives vivid pictures of 
the rich sumptuous life in the home of one of New York's 
money king's. She also pictures the pomp and ceremony 
of old world courts, lifting the veil, however^ to reveal 
the real lives of dukes and princes. 



During ihe hot dog days of August a book with a 
title so cool and exhilarating as "Where Snow is Sove- 
reign" is sure to create interest. Wm. Briggs is putting 
out very shortly an edition of this book which is written 
by Rudolph Stratz. This novel is a romance of the 
Glaciers, and is a translation from the German by Mary 
J. Saflford. 

The books collaborated by Agnes and Egerton Castle 
have always been in the front rank of the best sellers. 
This fall Wm. Briggs places on the market a new novel 
from the pens of these two writers, entitled "Diamonds 
Cut Paste." "Diamonds Cut Paste" is the story of a 
most original, audacious and clever intrigue told with 
vivacity, and a deliciously light toucli thr.t will make this 
novel one of the gems of the season. 



HOWE. Edited by his daughter, Laura E. Richards. 
2 volumes. Volume I., The Greek Revolution. Volume 
II., The Servant of Humanity. Boston : Dana EsLes 
& Co. Cloth, illustrated, $6.00 net. 
The period of the first volume comprises his youth 
and early manhood, especially the time of his noble and 
self-sacrificing volunteer services with the Greeks in their 
efforts to throw off the yoke of the Turks. Inspired by 
his love of freedom, his hatred of cruelty, and his eager- 
ness to relieve suffering, perhaps prompted also by the 
example of Lord Byron, this young American physician 
gave up ease, custom, and money-getting, and hastenol 
over seas to fight a savage foe among savage mountains 
for love of that dear land which was next in his affec- 
tions to his own, the land of the imperishable Ideal. 
His journals, luminous and cortinuous, give wonderfully 
vivid, enthralling, and interesting accounts of the period 
destined to live throughout the cour.-e of history. The 
second volume, covering a period of forty-tAvo years^, 
tells the story of Dr. Howe's labors in the cause of 
humanity in his own country ; labors for the blind, the 
deaf, the insane, the feeble-minded, the prisoner, and 
captive. The letters in this volume are mostly addressed 
to Charles Summer, Horace Mann, and Theodore Parker, 
and they throw a vivid light on the history of the nine- 
teenth century. 

THE ROAD TO OZ. By L. Frank Baum. Illustrated 
by .lohn R. Neill. Chicago : Reilly & Britton Co. 
Cloth, $L25. 
This is the fifth of the series of Oz books, its pre- 
decessors being "The Land of Oz," "Ozma of Oz," 
"Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz" and "John Dough and 
the Cherub." No series of juveniles has probably ever 
been published that has had the vogue of these Oz 
books. The quaint and amusing characters introduced 
in them captivate the child's mind and the extraordinary 
adventures narrated are on a par with those of Alice 
in Wonderland. The 1009 volume now ready maintains 
the standard of the earlier books. Many of the old 
fa.vorite characters are introduced and there are also 
some new ones to add novelty. The book is printed on 
vari-colored paper and the illustrations aro most effec- 

SAWTELL, ELLA. The Breath of Scandal. London : 
Greening & Co. Cloth, $1.50. 

Miss Sawtell has stepped into an enviable position 
with the publication of this, her first novel, which has 
had a flattering reception. The romance deals with the 
musical and .social career of Mark Fenwick, an obscure 
youth in the Western Counties, whose wonderful tenor 

voice attracted the attention of a wealthy and influen- 
tial enthusiast, whose protege he subsequently became. 
The change from the simple life and homely joys of 
Ellscross to the artistic and artificial atmosphere of- 
London has an unsettling effect upon the central figure 
of the story, whose devotion to the girl-wife, who 
bravely keeps the little home together, gradually wanes. 
The story is cleverly planned and developed, several 
characters being vividly portrayed. Miss Sawtell is a 
native of Woodstock and has inherited her pen power 
from her father, at present residing in Guelph. 

Oxford Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Union for 
Social Service for the consideration of social problems. 
Easter, inO'9. London : Robert Culley. Paper covers, 
Is. net. Cloth, 2s. net. 

MOORE, J. HOWARD. The New Ethics. Chicago : 
Samuel A. Bloch. Cloth, $1.00. 

This is a volume of 216 pages breathing brotherhood 
and justice not only between man and man, but also 
between all living species. The eth'ics Mr. Moore preaches 
are not necessarily new. His thesis is that the inhabi- 
tants of the earth, human and non-human, arc united 
by common ties, man being different from other forms 
of life in degree but not in kind. Vegetarianism and 
anti-vivisection are also preached, the author being ap- 
parently a humanitarian almost to the point of senti- 
mentalism. Like "The Universal Kinship" and "Better 
World Philosophy," the author's previous works, "The 
New Eth'ics" is written in pleasing style and will be 
enjoyed by all readers having advanced ideas. 

Health and Strength, Limited, 12 Burleigh St. Strand, 
W. C. London. Is. net. 

Mr. Crawford's own skill in the cricket field and the 
position he has attained in such a short time are, in 
themselves, sufficient guarantee that the book does not 
belie its title. In comriling this work his aim has been 
to describe the different points of the game in a manner 
that the aspiring cri:-keter, adult or juvenile, will find 
lucid and serviceable. To this end there are chapters on 
Batting, Bowling, Fielding, Wicketkeeping, Training, and 
Practice. These, again, are sub-divided into sections so 
as to cover every department of play. 

TEXT-BOOK OF LAWN T?:NNIS. By M. J. G. Ritchie. 

London : Health and Strength, Limited. Is. net. 

Basing his treatise upon comprehensive lines, Mr. 
Ritchie gets to work at once with some practical hints 
regarding correct grip, upon which so mucii depends, fol- 
lowed by careful instructions for cultivating accurate 
play from tlie start. The strokes are described in detail. 
Another chapter deals with the various services, includ- 
ing the American ; and, coming to doubles, full direc- 
tions are given to both serving and receiving pairs_ as to 
how to play either doubles or mixed doubles. 

A WOMAN FOR MAYOR. By Helen Maria Winslow. 

Chicago: Reilly & Brit Ion Co. Cloth $1.50. 

Gertrude Van Deusen is nominated for mayor of the 
city called Roma. In the election she defeats both John 
Allingham and Burke and his gang. On coming into office 
she gives the town such a thorough housecleaning that 
Burke and his gang kidnap her and shut her up while they 
put their own measures through the council, but she es- 
capes and finally drives Burke and his gang from the city. 
When her term is over she is asked to run again, but in- 
stead she chooses to become the wife of the next mayor, 
whom she had formerly defeated at the polls. 


T 1 1 J<: C A \ A 1) 1 A N P>( ) ( ) I< M A N 


Ofig'inality and newness are the aims of the aj?e. 
Wlien these are coupled with a powerful statement of 
facts, couched in vivid and strikinj^ huiguage on a sub- 
ject of vital importance to mankind, an author may feel 
he has succeeded. Taking as his main theme the ravages 
of consumption, Mr. ThaddcMis A. Browne, in his volume of 
poems, entitled, "Tile White Plague, and Other Poems," 
soon to be issued by Wm. Briggs, Toronto, ma,kes his 
debut in the field of Canadian literature. The theme is 
entirely new to poetry, and hlsi treatment of the subject 
is daring and along lines of advanced thought few have 
dared to enter on. 

In his poem, "The White Plague," 
Mr. Browne powerfully depicts the 
ravages of consumption and in reson- 
ant and fearless tones he calls on the 
legions of earth to battle against this 
foe of our race. His kindly denunciation 
of society and state whirling thought- 
lessly on its way stirs the blood. 

Heredity, the selfishness of the indi- 
vidual, and the negligence of the staie 
in the matter of marriage, are made 
the subject of a slashing attack in the 
poem, "The Love Crime"— a strong, 
original and convincing poem contain- 
ing many passages of sustained power. 
"Hell's Acolyte,', and "God's Little 
Ones," are poems which strike deep at 
other present-day evils that confront 
society. It is safe to predict that none 
will turn from these poems without 
feeling a deeper individual responsibil- 
ity of their duty as members of the 
human family. 

The volume contains a number of 
other poems, principally on love and 
nature. It is here Mr. Browne's splen- 
did gift of imagery finds full play. In 
fact, all of his poems are distinguished 
by an origina.lity and a sustained pop- 
ularity. Mr. Browne is a young man 
under 30 years of age, born at Middle- 
port, Ontario, in 1879, off Irish par- 
ents. At the age of five, with the fam- 
ily, he moved to Brantford, and it was 
in Brantford that he wa,s educated in 
the public school and collegiate insti- 
tute. At the age of 17 years he became 
a member of what was known as the 
Congregational Debating Society, and 
in a short time became noted among the 
younger element of Brantford as pos- 
sessing more than ordinary gifts of ora- 
tory. This gift brought him into prominence, for at the 
age of 19, on the occasion of the welcome given by the 
Liberals of the City of Brantford to the Hon. A. S. 
Hardv. theti Premier of Ontario, and the Hon. Wm. Pa- 
terson. Minister of Customs, in the Laurier Cabinet, 
he was chosen to deliver the speech, expressing con- 
fidence in the Liberal policies for the young men of 
Brantford. He was prominent in the local campaigns of 
that city, and in 1901 he received the appointment in the 
Department of Interior, Ottawa, which he still holds. 

Mr. Browne first turned his attention to literature 
about a year ago, and the present volume is the result 
of his efforts. The result proves him to be a finished and 

rapid wnlcr and w(; may coii(idcnlIy louk for other 
])i'o(luelions from his pen. 

The work is splendidly bound in cloth binding, and 
cniiliiins several artistic illustrations, and no doubt will 
be line of llie season's best .sellers. 


A Tale of Studied Revenge. 

LONO AUM. By K. ]'. Oppenheim. Toronto: Wil- 
liam Briggs. Cloth .$1.25. Mannister, the hero of 
this latest Oppenheim romance, is quite a striking 
personality in his way, bearing a distant resemblance 
to those unique beings, Sherlock Holmes and Raffles. 

Author of "The White Plague" and other poems. 

He is a cool, clear-headed, brainy Englishman, the in- 
flexible nemesis of a band of seven men and a woman, 
who had played him false. Writing the eight names 
on a slip of paper, he proceeds to wreck his vengeance 
on the eight individually, concluding with the woman. 
The story of his vengeance forms the greater part of 
the book, 

HOW TO MAKE THINGS GO. The Road to Success. By 
Madison C. Peters. Chicago. Laird & Lee. Paper 
covers 25 cents. In this modern self-help, Rev. Madi- 
son C. Peters gives some excellent advice to young 
people on the problems of life, examples of great men 
and many subjects of importance to boys and men. 


The Canadian Monthly List of Books for July 

Containing a Record of Books Published in Cana- 
da, Books by Canadian Authors and Books About 
Canada, Issued During the Month of July. 

In presenting this, our first monthly list, we do so 
Avith some hesitancy, because we are as yet quite unable 
to vouch for its completeness. We have made as careful 
a record as possible, examining every possible source of 
information, but even with the exercise of the utmost care, 
we feel that there must be some omissions. Our readers 
will confer a great favor if ^they will bring to our atten- 
tion at once any cases, where we have failed to enter a 
book in our list. 

The sign (*) placed before a book signifies that the 
volume in question has been printed and bound in Canada. 

The double star (**) indicates that the book is copy- 
righted in addition. 

Begbie, Harold. The Cage. Toronto: Henry Frowde. 
Cloth, $1.25. 

Brebner, Percy. The Royal Ward. Toronto: Cassell & 
Co. July. Cloth, $1.25. 

'•=*Britannia History Reader. Introductory Book. Stories 
from Briti-sh and Canadian History. Toronto: Copp, 
Clark Co. July. 261 pages. 5 x 7f inches. Cloth, 25 

Only words of praise can be bestowed on this admir- 
able volume to the compilation of which much care has 
been directed. Stories of the heroes and of heroic events 
in British and Canadian history are told in simple lan- 
guage and the illustrations are of a high order, many 
being reproductions of paintings by famous artists. 

*-Browne, Thaddeus A. The White Plague and other 
Poems. Toronto: William Briggs. Author's Edition. 
75 pages. 5^ x 8. July. Cloth, $1.00. 

'•'Clawson, W. H. The Gest of Robin Hood. University of 
Toronto Studies. Philological Series. Published by the 
University Librarian, Toronto University. July. 129 
pages. 7 X 10^ inches. Paper, $1.00. 

This work comprises a portion of a dissertation on the 
Robin Hood ballads presented by the writer, who is lec- 
turer in English at University College, to the Faculty of 
Arts and Sciences of Harvard University, in fulfilment of 
one of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of 

*Crean, Frank J. P. Northland Exploration. Ottawa: 
Department of the Interior. August. 44 pages. 7 x 
10]. Illustrated. Paper covers, Free. 

**Farncomb. Dora. The Vision of His Face. London: 
William Wold Company. July. XI -f 224 pages. 6x8 
inches. Cloth, $1.00. 

In a series of interesting chapters the author shows 
how the vision of the face of the Lord Jesus Christ has 
always been and ever will be the power that purifies, 
transforms, awakens, revivifies and stimulates to the high- 
est action and most heroic patience the lives of men. 

Porman, Justus Miles. The Quest. Toronto and London: 
Ward, Lock & Co. Cloth, illustrated, $1.25. 

-*Fraj:er, Donald A. Pebbles and Shells: A Book of 
Verse. Toronto: William Briggs. July. 172 pages. 
r)i X 7i Clotli, $1.00. 

Haggard, H. Rider. Benita. Sixpenny Edition. Toronto: 
Cassell & Co. July. Glazed paper cover. 

-*Hopkins, J. Castell. The Canadian Annual Review of 
Public Affairs, 1908. Toronto. Annual Review Publish- 
ing Co. July. 662 pages. 6x9 inches. Cloth, $3.50. 
Morocco, $4.50, 

Hyatt, S. P. The Marriage of Hilary Garden. Toronto : 
Macmillan Co. of Canada. July. Cloth, $1.25. 

lies, George.. Electricity Uncovers a law of Evolution. 
Montreal : George lies, 5 Brunswick St. Pamphlet, 14 
pages. 6x8%. July. Gratis. 

Kinross, Albert. The Love Brokers. Toronto: Cassell & 
Co. July. Cloth. $1.25. 

=''*MacKeracher, W. M. Sonnets and Other Verse. Tor- 
onto : William Briggs. July. 80 pages. Cloth, 75 cts. 

""Mailloux, L'Abbe Alexis. Le Manuel des Parents 
Chretiens. Quebec: LActior Soeiale. July. 279 pages, 
5|''2>8. Cloth, 60 cents. 

**McAlpine's Halifax City Directory, 1909. Halifax; 
McAlpine Publishing Co. July. 743 pages. 6x9 inches. 
Cloth back, board covers. $4. 

Contains general directory of the citizens, classified 
business directory and street directory of Halifax, N.S., 
and general and business directory of Dartmouth, N.S. 

**McInnes, Tom. Lonesome Bar, A Romance of the Lost 
and Other Poems. Montreal: Desbarats & Co. Second 
edition. 205 pages. 5x7iA. July. Cloth, $1. 

Oldmeadow, E. Antonio. Toronto: Macmillan Co. of 
Canada. July. Cloth, $1.25. 

Ormond, Frederic. The Three Keys. Toronto: McLeod 
& Allen. July. Cloth, $1.25. 

**Paget, Amelia M. The People of the Plains. Toronto. 
William Briggs. July. 199 pages. 51/2x8. Cloth, $1. 

Pemberton, Max. Sir Richard Escombe. Paper reprint 
edition. Toronto: Cassell & Co. July. 30 cents. 

Shaw, Captain Frank. The Daughter of the Storm. To- 
ronto : Cassell & Co. July. Cloth, $1.25. 

Steele, Jack. A Husband by Proxy. Toronto: MoLeod & 
Allen. July. Cloth, $1.15. 

Stevens, E. S. The Veil. Toronto: Macmillan Co. of 
Canada. July. Cloth, $1.25. 

Miss Stevens has written a remarkable story, glowing 
with color and warm with life and passion. The scene 
is laid in the Algerian Sahara, Tunis, and the sacred city 
of Kairouan; its motif is the conflict between eastern and 
western manners and education. The keynote of the book, 
expressed in the title, is the fascination exercised over 
the imagination by the atmosphere of mystery in east- 
ern towns; the blank walls, the veiled women, the im- 
passivity of the men, and their attitude towards ques- 
tions of sex and religion. 

Titchener, E. B. Text-book of Psychology. Toronto: Mac- 
millan Co. of Canada. July. C'oth. xvi.-|-311 pages. 
8 vo. $1..10 net. 



White, William Allen. A Coiiain Kich Man. Toronto: 

Macmillan Co. oi' Canada. July. Cloth, $1.25. 
Scene is the great middle west a,nd especially a grow- 
ing town of Kansas. Gives the absorbing career of a re- 
markable money-maker and how all his surroundings 
bent to his strong influence. A young boy, wounded at 
the outbreak of the war between the states, is la,me for 
life. He tries everything to make money, becomes a 
great power and goes on and on in business, in polities, 
until he controls all persons and all things. Mr. White 
gives a vital picture of the good and the bad of Ameri- 
can life. He knows it all at first hand. 
Young, Margaret. The Wreathed Dagger. Toronto: Cas- 

sell & Co. July. Cloth, $1.25. 


A Subject on Which 
very few People are 
Accurately Posted. 

Though booksellers and their assistants probably 
have a general idea as to what is the size of a Demy 
8vo book, or a Crown 8vo or a 32mo, it is at least pos- 
sible that some of them may not know the exact dimen- 
sions of each particular size. It will therefore perhaps 
be useful to some of our readers, and those who are al- 
ready perfect in the information will, we are sure, allow 
us to set forth the information for the benefit of those 
who do not know, to define accurately the exact dimen- 
sions of the various sizes, and to explain the meaning 
of the particular terms employed. It must first be stat- 
ed that books are made by binding together a number 
of sheets of printed paper which have been folded once 
or more times in a particular waj'. The principal sizes 
of paper used for the production of books are as fol- 
lows :— Pott, 12i by 16i ins.; Foolscap, 134 by 17 ins.; 
Crown, 15 by 20 ins.; Large Post, 16 by 21 ins.; Demy, 
17i by 22i ins.; Medium, 18 by 23 ins.; Royal, 20 by 
25'^ ins.; Super Royal, 20 by 27 ins.; Imperial, '-^2^ by 
31 ins. 

How Sizes are Arrived at. 

Now the size of the book depends mainly upon the 
number of times the sheet of paper used is folded, and 
to explain this we will take a sheet of Demy, which is 
the standard and most usual size. If this sheet of 
Demy be folded in two by bringing the short side on the 
right hand over to the short side on the left hand we 
have two leaves or folios from the Latin word 
"Folium," a leaf. The two leaves, of course, make four 
pages. But, as will be easily seen, the size is large and 
cumbrous and is nowadays very seldom used for printed 
books. Two or three hundred years ago they were more 
in fashion, but to-day the modern love of convenience 
has almost entirely displaced them, except, indeed, in 
the form of Blue Books or the Reports of Royal Com- 
missions, and for ordinary ledgers and account books. 
If, again, the Folio sheet is doubled once more we have 
the "Quarto" or 4to, from the Latin word "Quaterni," 
four, or "Quartus." fourth. This gives us four leaves 
and eight pages. FoHing the Quarto sheet once more 
we get eight leaves or sixteen pages, and we call this 
Octavo or 8vo, from the Latin "Octavus," eighth. In 
our example we have used Demy size, and we have con- 
sequently had "Demy Folio," "Demy Qluarto," and 
"Demy Octavo." If we had taken Crown size or Super 
Royal size or Imperial size we should have had "Crown 
Folio," "Crown Quarto," "Crown Octavo," etc. If, 
again, a sheet is folded into twelve sheets or twenty- 

four pages, it is called a Duodecimo or 12mo, again from 
the Latin "Duodecimus," or twelfth. A size still smaller 
is obtained if the ^hect bo folded into eighteen leaves or 
thirty-six pages, which gives us the 18mo size. There 
are not, unfortunately, any actually recognized standard 
measurements for the various sizes just mentioned, but 
the following dimensions may be taken as fairly approx- 
imate — 

Royal Folio 19 by 12 ins. 

Demy Folio 18 by 11 ins. 

Super Imperial Quarto 15^ by 13 ins. 

Royal Quarto 12^ by 10 ins. 

Demy Quarto (Demy. Ito) llibyS^ ins. 

Crown Quarto' ((Jr. Ito) 11 by 8 ins. 

Royal Octavo (Roy. 8vo.) 10 by 6^ ins. 

Medium Octavo (Med. 8vo) 9^ by 6 ins. 

Demy Octavo (D'emy 8vo.) 9 by 53 ins. 

Crown Octavo (Cr. 8vo) 7i by 5 ins. 

Foolscap Octavo (Fcap. 8vo) 7 by 4^ ins. 

Duodecimo (12mo) 7 by 6 ins. 

16mo 6 by 4 ins. 

Square 16mo 4^ by 3^ ins. 

Demy 18 mo 6 by 4 ins. 

Royal 24mo 5 by 3.f ins. 

Demy 24mo 5 by 2f ins. 

Royal 32mo 4 by 2^ ins. 

Post 4 by 2.^ ins. 

Demy 48mo 3f by 2i ins. 

Measuring by Height. 

The Library Association have agreed to discard all 
the measurements by size of paper and in place of them 
to define the sizes of books by the height measurement 
as follows : — 

Large Polio (La. fol.) over 18 ins. high. 

Folio (Fol.) below 18 ins. high. 

Small Folio (Sm. fol.; below 18 ins. high. 

Large Quarto (La. 4to) below 18 ins. high 

Quarto (4to) below 11 ins. high. 

Small Quarto (Sm. 4to) below 8 ins. high. 

Large Octavo (La. 8vo) bolow 11 ins. high. 

Octavo (Svo) below 9 ins. high. 

Small Octavo (Sm. 8vo) below 8 ins. high. 

Duodecimo (12mo) below 8 ins. high. 

Decimo Octavo (18mo) 6 ins. high. 

Minimo (Mo.) below 6 ins. high. 

It is not quite certain at present haw far publishers 
and papermakers have agreed to recognize and adopt 
these measurements, but it can hardly be do'ubted that 
some such standardization of size is in every way de- 
sirable, and it is equally obvious that the Library As- 
sociation, representing as it does all the representative 
possessors and buyers of books, are the best qualined 
to decide on the most suitable dimensions, and one can 
hardly doubt that before very long the various publishers 
will be found ready and willing to adopt the proposals 
of so authoritative and so representative a body. In 
America, according to the catalogue of the "Riverside 
Press," which is described as the highest authority in 
the United States, the recognized sizes are as follows : — 
Folio, 13 by 15 ins.; 4to, 10 by 12i ins.; royal 8^, 
li by 10 ins.; 8vo, 6 by 9 ins.; 16mo, 5 by 7 ins.; 18nio, 
4i by 6 ins.; 32mo, 4 by 5^ ins.— The Bookseller. 

E. A. Hutchins, stationery dealer, Neepawa, Man., has 
discontinued business. 

Woodland & Co. have bought the stationery business 
of W. H. Itter & Co., Grand Forks, B.C. 

The stationery, stock, fixtures, etc., of the stand of the 
estate of S. J. Farmer, Brandon, Man., are advertised 
for sale, 





1. White Mice. R. H. Davis. McLeod. 

2. White Sister. F. M. Crawford. Maemillaii; 

,3. Anne of Green Gables. L. M. ISIontgomery. Page. 

4. Man in Lower Ten. Rinehnrt. McLeod. 

5. Katrine. Elinor Macartney Lane. Musson. 

6. Quest. Justus Miles Fornian. Ward Lock. 


1. White Mice. R. H. Davis. McLeod. 

2 Katrine. Elinor Macartney Lane. Musson. 

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

4. Sebastian. Frank Danby. Macmillan. 

5. Mr. 0pp. Alice Hegan Rice. Briggs. 

6. Sowing Seeds in Danny. Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 


1. White Sister. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 

2. Inner Shrine. Anonymous. Musson. 

3. Marriage a la Mode. Mrs Humphry Ward. Musson. 
■i. AVhite Mice. R. H. Davis. McLeod. 

5. Kingsmead. Bettina Van Hutten. Musson. 
(i. Making of Bobby Burnett. Geo. Randolph Chester 


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

2. Life of Jas. Robertson. Ralph Connor. Westminister 
?,. Marraige a la Mode. Mrs Humphry Ward. Musson. 

4. Trailers. Mason. Revell. 

0. White Sister. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 
G. Chippendales. Robert Grant. Copp. 


L Gun Runner. Arlhui- Stringer. Langton. 

2. Elizabeth Visits America. Elinor Glyn. Duffield. 

3. Quest. Justus Miles Forman. Ward Lock. 

4. Marriage a la Mode. Mrs Humphry Ward. Musson. 

5. Lady of the Decoration. Francis Little. Musson. 


1. White Sister. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 

2. Man in Lower Ten. Rinehart. McLeod. 

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

4. Sowing Seeds in Danny. Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

0. Making of Bobby Burnett. Geo. Randolph Chester. 


6. Red Mouse. W. H. Osborne. Briggs. 

Fort William. 

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

2. Where Billows Roll. A. Rain. 

3. Lost Cabin Mine. F, N. Lane. 

4. White Sister. F. M. Crawford. Masmillan. 

5. Marriage a la Mode. Mrs. Ward. Musson. 
fi. Peter. F. H. Smith. McLeod. 


While Sister. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 
Marriage a la Mode. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Mussoti. 
Elizabeth Visits America. Elinor Glyn. Duffield. 
Katrine. Elinor Macartney Lane. Musson. 

5. Inner Shrine. Annonymous. Musson. 

6. Man in Lower Ten. Rinehart. McLeod. 


1. Inner Shrine. Annonymous. Harper. 

2. Marriage a la Mode. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson 

3. Roads of Destiny. Henry. Musson. 

4. Man in Lower Ten. Rinehart. McLeod. 


















White Mice. R. H. Davis. McLeod. 
Elizabeth Visits America. Elinor Glyn. Musson. 

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

Chippendales. Robert Grant. Copp. 

Woodcarvers of Lympus. Waller. Musson. 

Katrine. Elinor Macartney Lane. Musson. 

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Among- the Grand Old Men of Letters in Canada, 
Sir James MacPherson Le Moine is the sole survivor. 
Professor Goldwin Smith, may he entitled to be included 
in the same category, exceeding- Sir James' age by two 
years, but the latter is Canadian born, and therefore 
may well be called the Nestor of Canadian writers. 

As Goldwin Smith is known as the Sage of the 
Grange, Sir James Le Moine is the Sage of Spencer 
Grange. Both have wielded the pen for a long span of 
human life ; both now write with "the trembling hand 
of age." The knightly scholar of Quebec is in his eighty- 
fourth year, and can look back on a long and honored 
life, well and profitably spent. 

The city of Quebec is surrounded by homesteads that 
still retain the flavor of the past. On either side of the 
St. Louis Road, leading westward from the main city 
thoroughfare and bordering the Plains of Abraham, are 
not a few historic centres. One passes Spencerwood, the 
home of the Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec, where Sir 
C. A. P. Pelletier now resides as the King's representa- 
tive for the ancient province by the St, Lawrence, and 
adjoining Spencerwood is Spencer Grange, the attrac- 
tive home of Sir James Le Moine. It stands on historic 
ground, as, indeed, all the ground around Quebec is his- 
toric, for over the area now comprising the estate once 
marched the red-coats of the British Isles on their way 
from Wolfe's Cove to the Plains of Abraham, where one 
of the world's momentous battles was destined to be 
fought. Through the forest depths of Spencer Grange, 
that still survive the years, there also passed -General 
Wolfe, as he led his little army to victory and to his 

The entrance to Spencer Grange from the St. Louis 
Road is under a fine tree-arched avenue that soon con- 
veys one far from the rush ajud roar of modern life. A 
turn in the road brings to sudden view the spacious man- 

sion, whose generous-sized doors and windows, flung wide 
open to admit the summer breeze, suggest the hospital- 
ity that one meets within. 

It is a rare privilege to be permitted to visit such 
a spot, and a still rarer one to meet its courtly occu- 
pant. On more than one visit to Sir James Le Moine, 
I have been greeted on the threshold by the genial host, 
and ever found that while it was easy to enter the old 
home, it was much more difficult to leave. Under the 
guidance of Sir Jajnes himself, it was a treat to in- 
spect the treasures of the house, for almost every room 
has its curios. In one apartment is to be found a large 
collection of Canadian historical engravings, neatly ar- 
ranged in portfolios. Such a set possesses a value hard 
to estimate, and that will become increasingly valuable 
as the years go by. 

In a suite of rooms facing the front and side are the 
two libraries in one, each apartment being crowded to 
the ceiling with books and pamphlets. They constitute 
the "Temple of Peace" of the Master of Spencer Grange, 
as Hawarden Castle possessed its "Temple of Peace," 
where Gladstone spent many a happy hour. The Le 
Moine library contains many rare volumes and first edi- 
tions, besides the standard works of English and French 
literature. The collection of Canadiana alone is a re- 
markably extensive one. 

A glance at a shelf containing the product of Sir 
James' own pen indicates the extensive nature of his 
literary work during a long period of writing covering 
half a century. His works as published show nineteen 
volumes in English and twelve in French. Not a few of 
these are out of print and correspondingly rare. This 
output of books is in addition to the innumerable maga- 
zine contributions and pamphlets, as well as nearly two 
score papers contributed to the volumes of the Royal 
Society of Canada. 


The literary career of this aged litterateur has been, 
as has been said, a long and active one. It was pecu- 
liarly fitting, therefore, that Queen Victoria should have 
conferred the degree of knighthood in 1897 upon the 
author "in recognition of his literary services to Canada.'' 
This, it may be stated, was one of the very few knight- 
hoods bestowed by the late Queen for such services in 
the Dominion. 

And what has been his literary service to Canada ? 
Mr. Kirbj- calls him the Nestor of Canadian -writerK. 
The scope of his ^vork has been exceptionally wide. When 
on Coronation Day, Sir James was presented by his 
friends with an oil portrait of himself, the address that 
accompanied the work of art contained an admirable 
epitome of his life work in the broad domain of science 
and litoiatuie, and in the gathering of r'ich stores of 
material for volumes that arc a source of i)rido to every 
loyal Canadian, whether of English or French cxti'ac- 
tion. With skilful art he has told the story of the early 
heroic period under French rule, when the pathway of 
civilization was being blazed from east to west. 

In "(Quebec, I'ast and Present," and in "I'ictuiesquc 
Quebec" the stirr'ing and loinantic liistoiy (jf the old 
fortress city is fascinatingly set forth, and in the bettor 
known series under the title of "Maple iJcavos," tlio 
succession of volumes contains a rich sto'-e of the folk 
lore, traditions and customs of French Canada. In the 
gathering of his material Sir .James, in his earlier days, 
thoi'oughly explored his native province, and the delight- 
ful chapters over the pen-name of Jonathan Oldbuck are 
the record of these trips by sea ami land. 

The esteemed author is entitled to further credit for 
having supplied the foundation stones upon which some 
of our novelists have built their romances. William 
Kirby, the author of "Le Chien D'Or," acknowledged 
his indebtedness for the suggestions that led to the 
wanting of that work, and Sir Gilbert Parker's "Seats 
of the Mighty" is traceable to Sir James' sketch of 
Major Stobo. 

It ia always interesting to trace the lineage and life 
of such a distinguished citizen as Sir James Le Moine. 
Though born in Quebec City, he lived as a lad at the 
seigneurial home of his Scotch grandfather at Islo Aux 
(Jrues and Isle Aux Dies. In this eaily home of the his- 
torian, he imbibed ma.ny a valuable Scotch teaching of 
self-i'eliance and industry that heli)ed to form his ad- 
mirable character. The late- Mr. Kirby happily described 
Ml-. Le Moine as a ronrrold blend nf llu- Canadir.ii sci'^- 
ucnr. tile Fnglish genllcnum, the Scotch lliiililander and 
the United Empire Loyalist, and uo one would wish for 
a better blend than that. His paternal a.ncestry is 
traceable to Old France, and to one of the oldest and 
most distinguished of its families. Sir James can thus 
claim double racial origin, in consequence of which we 
have his double work in the two great tongues. 

Sir James studied for the law, and practised that 
profession for many years, devoting his spare time to 

The legendary lore of 

recoid. He has. in fact, long been rightly regarded as the 
accredited historical authority of his city and province. 

I shall ever esteem the privilege of the easy-chair 
chats with this Grand Old Man of Letters about men 
and things, men past and present and things old and 
new. I have, however, always envied his friends who, 
for many years in succession enjoyed the unique Sei)teni- 
ber grape festival that for forty years was held at 
Spencer Grange. After partaking of the luscious Royal 
Muscadine. Black Hamburg and Fmntignan grapes that 
formed the vineyard of the place, the drinking of toasts 
to the ^ isiting friends made up an ambrosial feast unique 
and rare in its character. Many of the most famous 
men of Canada and other lands have fore-gathered under 
the grape arbors of Spencer Grange on these historical 
occasions, and the only regret is that the age of the di.s- 
tinguished host ha.s prevented thcii- being held in more 
recent years. 

I spoke of the house being filled with curios. Both 
house and grounds form, indeed, a private museum of 
intense inteicst. The vestibule is adorned with magnifi- 
cent antlers. Every wall tells of the reputation of Sir 
.Tames as an oinithologist. In former years tlie aviary 
was one of the many attractions of Spencer Gi'ange, 
when no less than three hundred Canadian birds were 
represented in the museum. 

Rusty claymores and bayonets give a war-like note 
to the halls. Less belligerent in appearance is a collec- 
tion of rare canes, including one that belonged to Sir 
Isaac Brock when he resided in Quebec in 180'() as Com- 
mander of the Forces. Another treasure trove of Spen- 
cer Grange is the huge key of the old St. Louis Gate, 
and when later one makes an inspection of the grounds 
and of "the garden set in the silent forest" on the hia:h 
bank of the St. Lawrence, the fortunate visitor is shown 
a pyramid composed of the corner-stones of the three 
original gates of Quebec. When the latter were demol- 
ished in 1871, their corner-.stones, with their original in- 
scriptions still intact, were fittingly presented to Sir 
.Tames as a souvenir of the Citadel City, whose history 
and romance he had so fully and adequately dealt with. 
Hard by is a pie:e of basaltic pillar from the Giant's 
Causeway. Facing Audubon Avenue (named after the 
famous naturalist, who once visited Spencer Grange) are 
some rusty and ancient cannon fished up at English 
Point on the Lower St. Lawrence, near the site of the 
terrible shipwreck of 1711 of Admiral Sir Hovenden 
Walker's vessels. A pile of shot and sliell from Wolfe's 
Cami) at Mtmtmorency take one back in imagination to 
the fateful days of 1759. Yet another curio is a strange 
iron tablet showing a well-defined profile of Wolfe, and 
bearing the inscription "In memory of Major-General 
James Wolfe, the Conqueror of Quebec, 13th Sept., 
1759," but where it came from or what its history, no 
one knows. 

Each of my visits to Spencer Grange came to an 
end all too soon. Bidding adieu to the aged figure, grey- 
haired and o'erbent, one carries away the picture of the 


historic research and ornithology 

the St. Lawrence early appealed to his mind, as did the genial face lighted up with a kindly smile 

more tangible history of Canada cohering the last four 

centuries. The romances of the old manors and seig- 

neuries around Quebec further impressed him, and the 

results are seen in the productions that bear his name. 

Sir James' interest in current matters has always 
been wo^nderfully keen— a keenness that is accounted for 
by his youthful and buoyant spirit. He has ever re- 
sponded the most readily to themes historical. At one 
moment he may be criticizing the details of West's pic- 
ture of the "Death of Wolfe," the next discussing a dis- 
puted point of local history with a friend, or dilating 
upon a recent discovery of a valuable manuscript or 


drove away from Spencer Grange. In front of its forest 
monarchs is the high cliff that bounds the waters of the 
kingly river. Between the branches enchanting glimpses 
are had of the yonder Levis bank, catching the glow of 
the setting sun ; to the east rise the great walls and 
pointed spires of Champlain's City, backed by the but- 
tressing i)yramids of the Laurentians. Thus we had 
tested the old-fashioned hospitality of the place, and had 
passed a memorable hour with one of Canada's most 
honored men— the man who has modestly described his 
work as "a useful and loyal duty to my country— that 
of popularizing Canadian annals and placing before the 

THE C .\ N .\ 1) TAX i; ( ) O Ik M A N 

public the historical deeds, the picturesque sites and the 
healtliy rustic homes which like a chaplet of flowers en- 
circle the brow of my native city." 

While Sir James has reached a rii)c old age and 
vvliile his days' work is done, I am sure 1 am voicing the 
wish of every reader that the twilight days of his lil'o 
may be hai)i)y, contented and peaceful ones, and that he 
may have the consciousness of having lived a worth- 
while life and having served his native land loyally and 
well. All honor to this (Jrand Old Man of Canadian 
Letters ! 


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American editions. Each book will be attractively 
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be do'iie in paper covers. The cost to Canadian book- 
sellers will be about (iO cents i)cr copy for cloth and 50 
cents for paper editions. 

The first book to be published this way was "The 
Quest," by .Justus Miles Forman. This has been fol- 
lowed by "The Crime on Canvas," by Fred M. White 
and "Netta," by the same author. This month they 
will publish "Mr. Marx's Secret," by E. P. Oppenheim, 
"White Walls" by Max Pemberton, and "A Woman 
Against the World," by L. G. Moberly. It w'ill be noted 
that these books are all by front-ra.nk authors, whose 
previous works have sold well in Canada. 

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A. Clarke, who has a permanent office in Toronto. 



Campbell Sparhawk. New York : Thomas Y. Crowell 
&! Co. Cloth, .U.^O. 
Dorothy Brooke, aged fifteen, enters her first year at 
a large boarding school, where her pronounced personality 
speedily wins 'here a close circle of friends, and some en- 
emies. AVith t'lie leaders in both camps the reader soon 
becomes personally acquainted, for the autlmr has a, re- 
markable facuRy for delineating character and investing 
scenes with the color of truth. ''Are you not writing of 
real people ?" Miss Sparhawk has hov.n asked repeatedly 
by advance readers of Mie book. Jn a word, this is a 
spirited, wholesome girl's story, which every wide-awake 
girl ought to enjoy. 

J)iOKlNSON, GEORGE A., M.D. Your Boy: His Na- 
ture and Nurture. With 24 illustrations. Toronto: 
William Briggs, 190'9, XVI.,+17G pages. 51/^x8 inches. 
Cloth. Printed 'by Unwin Brothers, Limited, The Gres- 
ham Press, Woking and London. 
A handsomely produced volume treating of the hoy 
problem in a sympathetic way. The a,uthor has paid 
special attention to boys, and what he says about them 
may he taken as the opinion of one who knows. 
ROUTHIER, A. B. Le Centurion: Roman des Temps 
Messianiqnes. Quebec: L'Aetion Sociale, 103 rue Sainte 
Amit. 1909. Copyiug'ht. 4G1 pages, 5x71/2 inches. 
Paper covers. 
As its S'uh-title implies, this is a novel written in 
French and picturing conditions in Messianic times. The 
author, Judge Routhier. 'has sueeeeded in giving a real- 
istic presentment of the period comljining skilfully the 
imaginative with the historical. 


Charles H. (iould, librarian of McGill I'niversity, when 
ho had returned from presiding over the annual con- 
vention of the American Libi'ary Association, sa^s that 
the most impressive address at that conference was one 
by John Collon Dana, sliowing that scarcely more than 
three people out of ever}- thousand can be classed as 
intelligent readers; reading, that is anything but the 
newspapers and the lighter and cheaper magazines in 
the most cursory manner, ll was shown that oiiL of a 
population in the United Stales of 84,000,000 pei/ple, only 
sumething like 200,000 even read magazines like Harp- 
er's and of these 200,000 most every one of them looked 
only at the pictures and peihaps glanced at an article 
or two to see what the illustrations were about. Of the 
unillu&trated periodicals of the better class th(! readers 
were set down as low as 10, 000 to 25,000, and that, loo, 
out of a population of S4,0'00,0O0. 

The sanu} ci'iticism, Mr. Gould thinks, might be 
brou'ght against the people o'f ('anada. Hundreds and 
thousands, and even millions of ]-)eopIe read only in the 
most su()eilicial and cai'eless way, nothing more elevating 
than the poorest reading matter. The consequence is, 
said Mr. Gould, that most people, by ignoi'ing belter 
litei'ature, are incai)able of enlai'ging their vocabulary 
or style of ex'pression beyond the bounds of jMirc neces- 
sity. — Montreal Witness. 

-Prom '"Nortlieni Lights" by Sir Gilbert Parker, (Copp, Clark.) 






The date of publication of "The Foreigner" by 
Ralph Connor has been placed on November 10, by the 
Westminster Co. 

September 17 is the date for the appearance of 
"Northern Lights," by Sir Gilbert Parker, the leading 
fall book on the Copp, Clark list. 


Author of "Canada, the Empire of the North," 
just issued by Wm. Briggs. 

William Wilfrid Campbell's new novel, "The Fair 
Rebel," is now ready. It has just been published by the 
Westminster Co. 

The publication of Norman Duncan's "The Suitable 
Child" has been postponed until October. 

"Anne of Avonlea," the sequel to "Anne of Green 
(Jables," by L. M. IMontgomery, was published by L. C. 
I'age & Co., Boston, on September 1. 

Rev. liobert E. Knowles, accompanied by Mrs. 
Knowles, sailed on board the I^usitania on September 
K for a visit to Europe. He will proceed first to Nor- 
way, where he will spend three weeks fishing' and will 
then visit Germany, the Hague, etc., returning home 
early in November. His new book, "The Attic Guest," 
will be ready about October 1. 

Marian Keith's new novel which has been aippearing 
serially in the Westminster will not be issued in book 
form until the spring. 


Dr. John H. O'Donell's book "Manitoba as I Saw It" 
is announced for publication early in October, by the 
Musson Book C^o. Jt is an important descriptive work 
on the Prairie Province and will sell at $1.50. 

A valuable historical work by Father A. G. Morice 
on "The History of the Catholic Church in Western 

Canada," will be published next month by the Musson 
Book Co., Toronto. It will appear in two volumes at 
$4.00' the set. 

Dr. Bryce's "Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's 
Colonists," the story of the beginning of settlement in 
Manitoba, has just been issued by the Musson Book Co. 
in their Canadian .series. 

The Huron Institute, Colllngwood, have issued a vo- 
lume of "Papers and Records," containing much valuable 
matter about the County of Sinicoe and the town of Col- 

Rev. .J. E. Sanderson, author of "The First Century 
of Canadian Methodism," has completed a second volume 
bringing the work down to recent days. The second vo- 
lume will be issued uniform with the first and will be 
equally well illustrated. William Briggs is the publisher. 

Miss Agnes C. Laut has written a popular history of 
Canada, entitled "Canada : the Empire of the North." It 
will bring out all the romance associated with the coun- 
try. The Canadian edition is to be issued by William 


An important religious work by Prof. John E. Mc- 
Fadyen, of Knox College, Toronto, entitled "The City 
with Foundation," will be iniblislied by the Westminster 
Co. on October 1. 

A new and revised edition of "Rules and Forms of 
the Presbyterian Church in Canada," is in preparation 


One of Canada's Arctic explorers and author of 
" Across the Sub-Arctics of Canada." 

by the Westminster Co., Toronto', and will be issued on 
October 15. (Cloth, 50 cents). 

An important volume embodying the addresses de- 
livered at the Canadian National Missionary Congress, 
held in Toronto last spring, has been published by the 
Canadian C^ouncil Laymen's Missionary Movement. 


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Dr. .1. 1). Li)«;ui, editor of the Toronto Sunday 
World, has recently written and i)uhlislic(l a small paper- 
covered book on "The IVIakinf? ol' the New Ireland." 

A dainty Chiist mas booklet entitled "The Dawn by 
Galilee," by Hali)ii Connor- is bcin^' i)rcparcd by the Wcst- 


Author and composer of "Life Songs," a new series 
of popular sacred songs. 


minster Co. It will have decorated pag-es and 
covers and will sell at 25 cents. 

"Physical Train^ing," a text book compiled by James 
W. Barton, M.D., Physical Director of the University of 
Toronto, will be issued this month by the Musson Book 
Co., Toronto. It will be well illustrated and will sell 
at one dollar. 

The Musson Book Co. published last month T. W. 
Sheffield's text-book on "Swimming-." Mr. Sheffield is 
an expert swimmer who now resides in Hamilton. 

Dr. R. Tait McKenzie, a native of Almonte, and 
formerly Physical Director of McGill University, is the 
author of an important book on "Exercise in Education 
and Medicine." Dr. McKenzie is now Physical Director 
of the Univers'ity of Pennsylvania. 

J. T. Bcalby, the author of "Fruit Ranching in 
British Columbia," which will be published shortly by 
A. & C. Black, was before he went to Canada to recruit 
his health by an open-air life, a well-known literary man 
in London, and was associated with the compiling of most 
of the great encyclopaedias which have been published 
during the last quarter of a century. His success in his 
new venture has, been almost phenomenal, and he has tak- 
en prizes not only at the local shows but across the bor- 
der in the United States and in Great Britain itself. The 
volume is illustrated from photographs, and there are 
practical chapters on climate, soil, markets, prices, va- 
rieties of fruit, packing, etc. 

An English edition of Rev. W. P. Browne's story of 
Labrador, "Where the Fishers Go," is announced by 
Werner Laurie, the London publisher. The American edi- 
tion was published by the Cochrane Publishing Co., of 
New York. 

"The Canadian Apple Growers' Guide," which was 
announced for publication in September will be delayed 
in publication, as the author is making a hurried trip to 
the Old Country. 

Ernest Thompson Seton has issued a voluminous book 
entitled "Life Histories of Northern Animals," in two 
volumes, containing 70 maps and 600 drawings. It is be- 
ing handled in Canada by William Briggs. 

A miniature edition of services "Songs of a Sour- 
dough," suitable for carrying in the pocket has been pre- 


pared by William Briggs. '1 here arc several styles of 
Idnding, one being in velvet panne calf and the other in 
limp lambskin. It is the publisher's intention to issue tlie 
"Ballads of a Cheechako" in the same style some time 
before Christinas. 

Barlow Cumberland, author of "The Story of tlie 
I'nion .Jack," who has just prcipared a new and revised 
edition of this important book, intends a little later on 
to prepare an edition especially for schools. 

"The Imperial .\nniversary Book," by Harold Saxon, 
announced for publication by William Briggs early in 
September, will not be ready before the end of the month. 

William T. Robinson, a business man of Toronto, has 
occupied his spare time in the collecting of choice 
thoughts selected from the books which he has read. He 
has issued this collection under the title of "Choice 
Thoughts from Master Minds." William Briggs is the 



Peterborough, 2. — A. 11. Stratton & Co., arc 
retiring- fro'm the book and stationery business which 
they have successfully conducted for 17 years, owing- to 
the fact that the principal of the firm, Mr. Stratton, 
having been appointed postmaster of the city, will be 
unable hereafter to give the business his personal atten- 
tion. The business is therefore offered for sale. Mr. 
Stratton's urbanity and enterprise, which have attracted 
a very large and stable clientele, have built up a fine 

Thaddeus A. Browne's "White Plague." 

paying business. Well advertised and well patronized, 
the Peterborough bookstore has become a most popular 
inirchasing centre. This seems to be an opportunity for 
some one to .secure a thriving business in a thriving city 
in thoroughly modern premises, and stocked with an 
excellent rang© of goods in every department. 



Publishers and authors are complaining that books 
do not sell. One hears that the public has lost its de- 
sire for reading or at any rate for buying books. Many 
reasons are given for this deplorable state of things : 
it is i)ut down to the libraries, or to the newspapers, 
or to the motor-car craze, or the habit of dining in 
restaurants and going to the music halls, or the general 
tightness of monc}', or the decline of the public taste. 
1 do not venture to assert that any or all of these 
causes may not be partly responsible for the depression; 
but another point also deserves consideration. 

We are often told that books are too dear. People 
would pay half-a-crown for a work of fiction or a travel 
sketch but they will not pay six shillings or ten shill- 
ings. There is a good deal in this, no doaibt ; but there 
is another and equally efficient obstacle to which less 
attention is paid. Books are far too numerous. The 
number of publishing houses in the metropolis is stead- 
ily growing ; so is the number of authors, male and 
female. All these persons pursue their craft with in- 
dustry and application. Thousands of busy pens are per- 
petually engaged in turning out new volumes, and scores 
of publishers are competing against one another for the 
publication of these works of art. The modern pub- 
lisher pur.sucs his trade in a wholesale undiscriminating 
fashion. With a few exceptions, chiefly among the oldec 
firms, the publishing houses produce books as other 
tradesmen purvey jam or cheese or braces. They rely 
more on quantity than quality, and discharge a swollen 
stream of printed matter upon a bewildered world. 
There are houses which Send out twenty or fifty novels 
each i)ublishing season, novels which liave seldom been 
"lead" or adequately considered before they are sent 
to the printers. What chance is there for sanity, 
judgment, or consideration in this wild and mazy dance 
of printed matter. Before the earnest student has been 
able even to assimilate the name of one masterpiece, 
half a dozen others are presented to his straining eyes ; 
and the man who would endeavor to read a small frac- 
tion of the new books of the year would have no time 
to cat or sleep. Thus, the contemporary author's work, 
in all h'ut a few cases, is doonuul to evanescence from 
the outset ; indeed, I believe it has })ccn semi-officially 
stated that the life of a new work of fiction may be 
roughly put down at an average of some twelve to six- 
teen weeks. No wonder the public does not buy books. 
It is not allowed sufficient time to make the selection. 

Too Permanent in Form. 

And this brings mo to another circumstance which 
T think is detrimental to bookbuying. Tiansicnt as 
most of them are in their substance, i)ioduced merely to 
serve the needs of the passing moment, and dead before 
they are fairly alive, our books are still invested with 
a quite unnecessary permanence of extctnal foim. They 
are too large, too heavy, too uncomfortable to handle, 
too solidly constructed altogether. They are, as I have 
said, for the most part destined to perish in three 
months or .so ; yet to look at them witli their large 
l)rint, their thick paper, and their cloth stout covers, yoii 
would suppose them edified for posterity. There is a 
strange contradiction here. "The time has been that 
when the brains were out the man would die"; but 

though the brain and the soul and the living matter of 
so many of our new books pass away so rapidly, their 
outward shell and bodily vestment continue to maintain 
a superfluous and unregarded existence. You cannot got 
rid of an English-made book when you have done with 
it. You cannot tear it to pieces and throw it in the 
waste-paper basket or, or dump it out of a 
railway carriage window, as you would a paper-covered 
French or Cierman work. Even to leave it about casual- 
ly on the chance that it will disapi)ear is hopeless. It is 
far too respectable in its aspect for that ; somebody is 
sure to pick it up and bring it back to you, possibly 
with the expectation of a reward, as being a valuable 
piece of property that you would not willingly lose. 
And .seeing that it is in all probability a thing for 
which, once read, you have no further use, this charac- 
teristic is merely a nuisance, and does, I am sure, deter 
many people from the purchase of modern literature. If 
books were more easily destructible many people would 
buy them who now invest their shillings and half- 
crowns on othor and perhaps less desirable objects <..f 

Not All Need be Destructible. 

Not, of course, that all books should be destructible; 
but a very large number might and should be so con- 
trived. For books are surely of two kinds ; the perma- 
nent and the transient. A certain number published 
every year arc not meant to serve a merely temporary 
purpose— books of science, of education, of philosophy, 
or serious history and biography, and even of Action— 
which it may be supposed a judicious [)urchascr will 
like to have and keep on his shelves and turn to foi 
solace and instruction again and again months or years 
after he has first become jiossessed of them. There is no 
reason why volumes of this nature .should not be put 
out at a reasonably high price and ccjuipped with all 
l)ro'pcr luxury of paper, illustrations, and binding. But 
then there is another sort, and it is much the larger 
proportion, which is mainly created to supply a passing 
need or a temporary demand. Once read the purpose of 
the Dook is at an end ; nobody will want it again, any 
more than he wants one of month's newspapers or 
last year's magazines. The majority of our books, in- 
deed, are approaching more and more closely to the 
character of the periodical press. They arc a species of 
journalism : things of the day, or, at any rate, of the 
month or season. This is the case with at least nine 
out of ten of the novels. They arc pleasant enough to 
read, they servo to while away a passing evening -or two, 
to enliven a dull railway journey ; but who would think 
of returning to them f Tt would be like eating last 
night's dinner or this morning's breakfast over again. 
They have served a iiassing need, have been ingested, 
and pfrhaps enjoyed, and there is an end of them. 

Valueless Books. 

Much the same may be said of several other classes 
of books. There is the gossijjy history and the gossip- 
ing biograi^hy, the collection of piquant stories from 
the notebook of some recently decea.sod celebrity, or- the 
lightly written account of some historically imi)ro])cr 
female. Not bad reading, perhaps ; but you do not 


want ilu'so tiiillicd dishes perpetually on your tat)lc. 
And then, af,'-ain, there arc the books which aro actually 
journalism in everything: but the name ; the discussion 
of some event of the moment, ihe ciiticism of a passin^c 
question of ])ublio intei'est, the visit to some scene or 
some personag'C temporaiily in tlie world's eye. This 
sort of thing- may sometimes be extremely competent 
and serviceable journalism, but it is essentially tran- 
sient ; wlien the event or tlie i)rol)lem with which it is 
';onc,crned has been dime with its raison d'etre has 
prone. Who will care to look at a maf^'azine article on 


This year's Christmas Number of JUack and White 
promises to be the most interesting, both from a liter- 
ary and artistic point of view, that has been issued. 
Among- the stories that will appear are "The King's 
Star," by Katharine Tynan ; illustrated by F. Pegram. 
"Three i^^pisodes in the Life of Mi-. Cowlishaw," by 
Arnold liennett ; illustrated by ('. M. Sheldon. "Why 
Cupid Came to Karl's Couit," l)y Cosmo Hamilton; 
illustrated by .J. U. Skelton. "Deeds of Kindness," by 
.J. .J. Ikll ; illustrated by Stephen iveid ; and "The (Jnc 

Mr. Asquitli's last Educatitm Bill five years after date f Woman," by Mayne Lindsay ; illustrated by W. Rainey, 

He will be under no necessity to do so, for the magazine 
in which the essay is enshrined will have disappeared 
from tho face of the earth long before that time. But 
if the author has chosen to expand his article into a 
book and to have it duly published with all the pomp 
of cloth covers, the unhappy purchaser will never be 

li.I. Special features are provided by A. (.'. Michael, 
Will Owen, C. Fleming Williams, Hilda Cowham, Law- 
son Wood, Frank Gillett, R.L, and many other well- 
known aitists, while the presentation supplements — there 
will be four presentation plates including one phtoto- 
gravurc — are by far the most elaborate ('hristmas plates 

able to get rid of it. Long after he has assimilated and ever issued by this paper. We are able to i-eproduce, in 

forgotten all the author's arguments, long after Mr. 
Asciuith's Bill and Mr. Asquith's Ministry have passed 
into ancient history, the unhappy volume will stare 
grimly down at him from his overburdened bookshelves. 


a greatly reduced size, two of the four presentation 
plates. These are drawn in color by I'^rank (Jillett, R.l. 
The price of the Christmas No. will be one shilling, 
with liberal terms to the trade, and booksellers are ad- 
vised to make early application for supplies. 


A bookseller advertised for an er- 
rand boy. As it happened, the boss 
"was talking- to a customer when a 
boy came in. Thinking- be wanted to 
buy something- he excused himself, 
and going' over to the boy asked him 
what he could do for him. 

The boy told him that he came in 
answer to his advertisement and ask- 
ed for the job. 

Well, of course, the boss got mad 
by being disturbed while he was talk- 
ing: to a customer. He said to the 

"You go outside and walk on. If 
I call yon back, Avhy I will hire you ; 
if I don't, why, you just keep rig-ht 
on walking. ' ' 

The boy did as he was told, but on 
going out he picked up a lacrosse slick 
that was standing near the door, put 
it on his back, and started down the 

Before he had gone ten yards the 
old man was after him, yelling, 
"Come back! Come back!" 

The boy came back, took off his 
coat, and asked where he wr.nted him 
to work, downstairs or upstairs, or 

The man took one good look at him 
and said: "I guess you're the sort of 
boy I Avant. Never mind putting 
your coat on. Start right in." 


"These sectional bookcases are nice 
things. You can start in a small way 
and add to them as you can afford 

"Good idea. Why doesn't some- 
body invent a sectional hat for laJ- 
ies?"— Puck. 

One of the four presentation plates included in "Black and White' 

Chi simas Number. 

One of the four presentation plates included in "Black and White" Christmas Number. 




Brown, Charles R. The Yonn^ Man's Affairs. New 
York : Tliomas Y. Crowell & Co. Cloth, $1.00 net. 
Good common-sense and a grasp of the essentials 
are manifested in every page of "The Young Man's 
Affairs." Having been a young man himself — perhaps 
counting himself as still one — the author does not at- 
tempt either sermonizing or lecturing. Instead, he here 
gives a seiies of the friendliest chats on the things 
which concern a young man the nearest; on affairs which 
every young man is called upon to decide for him- 
self, willy nilly. 

Wagner's Walkure. "The Valkyrie." Retold in Eng- 
lish verse by Oliver Huckel, author of "Parsifal," etc. 
New York. Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Cloth, illustrated, 
75 cents net. Ooze leather, $1.50 net. 
This is the fifth volume of the Wagner music-dramas 
and the second of the "Ring" stories to appear in the 
present excellent series of English poems. "The Rhein- 
gold." which has already appeared, gives the opening 
of this stern tragedy of the gods, and "The Valkyrie" 
continues the theme. Wotan creates a band of warrior 
daughters, whose duty it is to search the battlefields of 
earth for the spirits of slain heroes, who are to be used 
to guard Valhalla from destruction. Interwoven with 
this theme is the love of Siegmund and Sieglinde, and 
its resulting catastrophe. 

McClelland, T. Calvin. The Mind of Christ. New York: 
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Cloth, $1.25. 
A volume directed to those people who are church- 
goers, but who are not confessed followers of Christ, be- 
cause they misunderstand His teachings. 

Romantic Legends of Spain. 'By Gustavo A. Beequer. 

Translated from tlie Spanish. New York: Thomas 

Y. Crowell & Co. Cloth, $1.50 net. 
This Spanish writer, who died only a few years ago, 
was ranked as the most individual author of his land and 
generation. His nearest parallel in America is Poe, 
whose life strongly resembles his own. At the outset 
one's interest is challenged. Beequer does not content 
himself with the usual plots found in the sliort story. 
Instead, he loves to dwell in tlie realm of the super- 
natural. He tells of magic armor inhabited by fighting 
(lemons; lu- haunted lakes and rivers; of a cathedral 
organ whose keys are slill controlled by a ghostly mu- 
sician; a.nd many another bit of the folk-lore of old 

Waverley Synopses. By -T. Walker MeSpadden. New 
York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Cloth. 16mo.. .50' cents. 
The overworked expression, "Multum in parvo" 
comes at once to mind in viewing a work like this; for 
here, in a little pocket volume of less than 300 ccnujiact 
pages, the author has conii)ressed the essential facts and 
characters found in the 12,000 lai'ge pages which com- 
prise the "Waverley Novels." Tlie book .is a model of 
compact information. The table of contents, for ex- 
ample, gives in two pages the name of every story, its 
location, dale of a,utliorship, date of publication, and 
series title, sucb as "Tales of My Landlord," etc. The 
various novels and stories are next considered in their 
regular chnmological order, thus giving a consecutive 
study of them as a whole, and also a fine historical sui-- 
vey of the succeeding centuries. The plot of each is told 

in clear, succinct story-telling form, and a list of char- 
acters given — this list, including all but the most obscure 
figures. Finally a full index of cliaracters concludes the 

Go Forward. By J. R. Miller. New York: Thomas Y. 
Crowell & Co. Cloth, 50 cents net. 
A tasteful little book, with dainty covers, attractive 
type, and containing a series of unusually pleasing pic- 
tures in full color, by a talented artist. 

Christmas Builders. By Charles E. Jefferson, DjD. New 
York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Cloth, 50 cents net. 

The good old fashion, inaugurated by Dickens, of 
bringing out a little book especially for Christmas, has 
been persisted in by some writers of to-daj' with pleasing 
results. Take, for example, the present little book by a 
New York clerygman and writer. Its whole suggestion 
from cover to colophon — aided by unusually skilful typo- 
graphy — is of the holly and Yuletide. And this exterior 
dress but bears out the message of the text itself. It is 
a Christmas sermon — a vigorous protest against the pres- 
ent-day spirit, which seeks to burden this holiday under 
a constantly increasing mass of care and commercialism; 
and a plea for a return of the old-time ideals and spirit. 


We Four and Two More. By Imogen Clark. New York: 
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.* Cloth, $1.25. 
"We Four" are ai group of lively youngsters who do 
not believe in letting the grass grow under their feet; 
and the "Two More' are a pair of cousins who form 
worthy additions to the circle. The entire six spend a 
happy summer with a grandmother and maiden aunt, at 
a fine old country place, where there are horses and dogs 
a,nd other interesting things. To prevent time from 
hanging too heavily on their hands, however, they organ- 
ize the S. P. 0. D., which, being translated, means the 
Society for the Prevention of Dulness. Its object is "A 
prank a day," and its motto, "Mum's the word." After 
that, things begin to happen and continue to bappen un- 
til the authorities intervene. 

Pinocchio. The Adventures of a Little Wooden Boy. By 
Carlo Collodi. Translated from the Italian. New York: 
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Cloth, $1. 

"Pinocchio" has had an immense i>opularity in Italy, 
where the sales have totalled nearly a million copies in 
twenty years. Every bookshop has its stack of copies. 
and few and far between are the boys who do not know 
off-hand about the puppet's marvelous adventures. 
Pinocchio bimself wa,s carved originally out of a log of 
hard wood, and his head must have been made from the 
hardest portion; for it requires many experiences — some 
of them not altogether pleasant — to make him see the 
beauty of taking advice. From first to last he lives in 
the realm of the topsy-turvy, equal to that of "Alice in 
Wonderland," or Jack of Beanstalk fame. 

The Land of Nod and What Tinkie and Tess Found There. 
By J. Walker MeSpadden. Illustrated by Edward L. 
Oiiase. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Cloth, 

Here is a wonder book which will attract children at 
first sight by its cover and many illustrations in color and 
black and white, and which they should find no less en- 
joyable in the text. It is all about two oarth children who 
refuse to go to sleep one Christmas Eve, and thus catch 
the Sandma.n on 'his nightly visit, who perforce takes them 
with bim to the Land of Nod. They jcnirney up a flying 
moonbeam; but just before they reach their destination 
things begin to happen — and continue to happen all 



throii^iiii the booli nnlll tlie last pag'e is reached, and the 
c'liildi-(Mi find lIuMnsoIves — l)iil lliai is a,nti{;ipatin,<>- the story ! 

The Christinas Child. By Hesba Si ret ton. Illiistralcd in 
coloi- by K. Slreel. New York: Thomas Y. Crovvell & 
Co. Ciolh, r)0 cents not. 
A qnict. slory of tlie Christ nias-tide is this, its scene, 
bcin.y located npun a farm in Wales. There are bnt t'onr 
pri'ncipal characters, since this farm is oil" tlu; beaten 
track, and its tillers ai-e simple, stern folk, who live 
repressed lives. First thei-e is Annt Priscilla, as capable 
and resonrcefnl as a man in managing- the place — "a 
spare, hard-featured woman, with a weather-stained face, 
and hands as horny as a man's with farm work." Then 
comes the servant, "old Nathan, a white-headed, strong- 
old man, nearly seventy years of age, but still able to do 
a fair day's work." Lastly there are two nieces, little 
Joan, and Rhoda, aged eighteen, than whom "there was 
not a prettier girl in the parish." 

Annals of the Natal Government Museum. Edited by 
Ernest Warren. Volume I., Parts 1 and 2. Volume 

II., Part 1. London: Adlard & Son, Bartholomew Close. 

10s, 10s and 7s (!d net each. 
Schmidt, Eugen S. How to Dive (Trick and Fancy). 

London: Health & Streng-th, Ltd. 6d net. 
Heather, H. H. . Sailing- for Amateurs. London: Health 

& Strength, Ltd. Is net. 
Ritchie, M. J. G-.. The Text-Book of Lawn Tennis. Lon- 
don: Health & Strength, Ltd. Is net. 
Pearce, W. J. Fixed and Cycle Camping. A Full and 

Practical Guide. London: Health & Strength, Ltd. 

Is net. 



A Heavy List of Books — Several Good Titles among 
Them — Nearly Every Prominent Novelist Repre- 

Since the August issue went to press several addition- 
have noted these carefully and have also revised last 

al titles have been announced by Canadian publishers. We 

month's list, giving dates of publication wherever pos- 

Musson Book Co. 

The Silver Horde, Rex E. Beach, September 18. . 

The Lords of High Decision, Meredith Nicholson, October. 

Little Sister Snow, Frances Little, October. 

The Lordship of Love, Baroness von Hutten, Indefinite. 

The Land of Long Ago, Eliza Calvert Hall, September 18 

Th'cy and I, Jerome K. Jerome, Indefinite. 

Redemption of Kenneth Gait, Will N. Harbin, Sept. 23. 

Julia Bride, Henry James, September 23. 

The Real Thing, John Kendrick Bangs, October 7. 

An Involuntary Chaperon, Margaret Cameron, October 14. 

The Lost Boarders, Mary Austen, October 14. 

The Ruinous Face, Maurice Hewlett, October 14. 

Capt. Stormfield's Visit, Mark Twain, October 21. 

The God of Love, Justin Huntley McCarthy, October 21. 

Beasley's Christmas Party, Booth Tarkington, Oct. 21. 

Snow Fire, by the Author of "Martyrdom of an Em- 
press," November 11. 

The Winning Lady, Mary E. Willdns Freeman, October 28. 

The Image of Eve, Margaret Briscoe, November 11. 

The Master, Irving Bacheller, Indefinite. 

The Lady of Big Shanty, F. Berkeley .Smith, Indefinite. 

Options, 0. Henry, November 4. 

Dai)hne in Fit/.roy Street, I']. Nesl)it, Irnleniiile. 
Veronica IMayfair, Maud Wilder Goodwin, Indefinite. 

Copp, Clark. 

Northern Lights, Sir (iilbcrt I'arkcr, Sept. 17. 

The Haven, Eden I'hillpotts, Oct. (i. I 

The Sins of Society, Cecil Kaleigli, SeiJtcniher. 

Marriages of Mayfair, E. Keble Chatterton, October. 

John Marvel, Assistant, 'I homas Nelson Page, Od. Hi. 

Anne Veronica, II. G. Wells, October 4. 

The Flute of the Gods, Marah Ellis Ryan, October. 

Emily Fox Seton, I^rancis Hodgson Burnett, October. 

■Bella Donna, Robert Hichens, September. 

Seymour Charlton, W. B. Maxwell, October. 

Posson Jone', George W. Cable, Oct. Ifi. 

The Price of His Doris, Maarten Maartens, Indefinite. 

Through the Wall, Cleveland MofTatt, October. 

The Perjurer, W. E. Norris, September. 

Faces in the Mist, J. A. Steuart, Indefinite. 

McLeod & Allen. 

Mr. Justice Rafl^es, E. W. Hornung, October. 
Cardillac, Robert Barr, September. 

Tile New Commandment, Anthony Verrall, September. 
A Woman's Way, Charles Somerville, September. 
Half a Chance, Frederic S. Isham, September. 
Keziah Coffin, Joseph C. Lincoln, September. 
Happy Hawkins, Robert A. Wason, September. 
The Stowaway, Louis Tracy, September. 
Virginia of the Air Lines, Herbert Quick, October. 
Lantern of Luck, Hudson Douglas, September. 
The Last Woman, Ross Beekman, September. 
The Vanished Smuggler, Stephen Chalmers, September. 
Old Clinckers, Harvey J. O'Higgins, September. 
The Rule of Three, Alma M. Estcrbrook, September. 
Waylaid by Wireless, Edwin Balmer, September. 
Old Wives Tale, Arnold Bennett, September. 
The Greater Power, Harold Bindloss, September. 
Forty Minutes Late, F. Hopkinson Smith, October. 
The Open Country, Maurice Hewlett, September. 
Cupid's Understudy, Edward S. Field, October. 
Black Sheep, Joseph Sharts, September. 
The Stolen Cygnet, Sidney Fredericks, September. 
Son of Mary Bethel, Elsa Barker, S'cptember. 
The Pillars of Eden, Philip V. Mighels, September. 

Henry Frowde. 

The Attic Guest, Robert E. Knowles, Early October. 
It Never Could Happen Again, Wm. De Morgan, Sept. 
The Suitable Child, Norman Duncan, October. 

Westminster Co. 
The Foreigner, Ralph Connor, November. 

Cassell & Co. 

The Shoulder Knot, Mrs. Dudeney, September. 
The Smith's of Valley View, Keble Howard, October. 
A House of Lies, Sidney Warwick, October. 
Romance of Michael Trevail, Joseph Hocking, October. 
A Country Corner, Amy Le Feuvre, October. 
Blind Hopes, H. Wallace, November. 
London and a Girl, Alfred Gibson, November. 
Wrong Side of Destiny, Edith Mary Moore, November. 


The Key of the Unknown, Rosa N. Carey, September. 

A Life for a Life, Roger Herrick, September. 

Calvary, "Rita," September. 

Actions and Reactions, Rudyard Kipling, October 15. 

Martin Eden, Jack London, October. 

Friendship Village Stories, Zona Gale, October. 

Stradella, F. M. Crawford, October. 

The House Called Hurrish, "Rita," November. 

Gentle Knight of Old Brandenburg, Charles Major, Indef. 

The Backwoodsman, C. G. D. Roberts, Indefinite. 



Andom, R. Ou 'i\)ur wiili Troddles. Toronto: Cassell & 

Co. Cloth, .n.oo. 

Askew, Alice and Claude. Plains of Silent'e. Sixpenny 
edition. Tonmio: Cassell & Co. lo cents. 

Ball, Sir Robert. Earth's Beginning. New Edition. To- 
nmio: Cassell & Co. Cloth, $2.25. 

Ball, Sir Robert. The Story of the Heavens. New Edi- 
liuii. Tdi'diiio: Cassell & Co. Cloth, $3.00. 

Balmer, Edwin. Waylaid by Wireless. Illustrated. To- 
ronto: :\rcLeod & Allen. 'August. Cloth. $1.25. 

Bradshaw, F., M.A., D.Sc. Self-Government in Canada 
ami How it was Achieved: The Story of Lord Durham's 
Keport. London: P. S. King & Son^ 1909. Cheap Edi- 
tion. 414 pages. 51/2x8% indies. Cloth, 3|6 net. 

*"''Bryce, George. The Romantic Settlement of Lord Sel- 
kirk's Colonists. (The Pioneers of Manitoba.) Toronto: 
Musson Book Co. August. 32S pages. 5%x9 inches. 
Illustrated. Cloth, $1.50. 
This- well-printed volume is appropriate and timely in 
view of the Centennial celebration of the Selkirk Settle- 
ment, which will be held in Winnipeg in 1912. The trials, 
oppressions a.nd heartless prosecutions t'hrough which the 
settlers passed are nai'rated by the autlior, who 'has al- 
ways stood forward as a champion of Lord Selkirk. The 
story is chiefly confined to the Red River settlement, now 
the Province of Manitoba. 

Bullen, Frank T. Creatures of the Sea. Being the Life 
Stoi-ies of Some Sea Birds, Beasts and Fishes. Illus- 
trated. Toronto: McClelland & Guodchild. August. 
Clolh, $1.25. 

Caine, HalL The While Prophel. Illustrated by R. Calcui 
Woodville. Toronto: McLeod & Allen. August. Cloth, 

The autlior of "The Christian" takes as his hero a 
Malidi of almost Christ-like character. The Commander- 
in-Chief of the Bntish forces of Egypt and the Consul 
General oi-der the s(m of the Consul General to "smash 
the Maihdi." His conscience as a man forbids him to do 
liis duty as a soldier. He gives up his sword and follows 
I he Mahdi. The woman 'he loves also follows the Madhi 
from motives of revenge. The plot is indicate ; the end 
delica.tely bi'ought about. 

Clay, Bertha M. Ironmaster's Daughter. Sixpenny Edi- 
tion. Toronto. Cassell & Co. 15 cents. 

Canada's Missionary Congress: Address delivered at the 
Canadian National Missionary Congress, held in To- 
ronto, Maxch 31 to April 4, lO'OO. wilh reports of com- 
mittees. Toronto: Canadian Council Laymen's Mis- 
sionary Movement. August. IX.-f-S'G'S pages. Si^xS^ 
inches". Cloth, $1.00 net. 

Estabrook, Alma Martin. The K'ulc of Three, lllusli'ated 
bv George J^)relini, Toronto: McLeod & Allen. Cloth, 
$1 .25. 

Fine, H. B. ami Thompson, H. D. Co-ordinate (Jeometry. 
Toronto: Macmillan Co. ol' Canada. August. Cloth, 

Haggard, H. Rider. Gbost Kings. Paper reprinl edition. 
Toronto: Cassell & Co. 30 cents. 

**Inrig, Alex. The Spirit of God in the Universe. Tor- 
onto: William Briggs. August. Paper covers. 31 
pages, 5 X 7y2 inches. 

Kipling, Rudyard. Slories and Poems Every Child Should 
Know. Edited by Mary E. Burt and W.'t. Chapin. Il- 
lustrated. Toronto: McClelland and Goodchild. Au- 
gust. Cloth, $1.20 net. 

Knopf, S. Adolphus, M.D. Tuberculosis, a Preventable and 

Curable Disease. Modern Met'hods for the Solution of 
the Tuberculosis Problem. Toronto: McClelland and 
Goodchild. August. Cloth, $2 net. 

*Logan, J. D., M.A., Ph.D., (Harvard). The .Making of 
the New Ireland. An Essay in Social Psychology. Tor- 
onto: The Gaelic League. 1909. 20 pages, 734 x lO'/s 

inches, paper covers, 25 cents. 

This essay is based on two lectures delivered by Dr. 
Logan and is intended to show the aims and achievements 
of the Gaelic League. 

MacGrath, Harold. The Goose Girl. Illustrated by Andre 
Castaigne. Toronto: McLeod & Allen. August. Cloth. 

MacPhail, Andrew. Essays in Polities. Londcui : Long- 
mans, Green & Co. 1909. 301 pages. 5^/4 x 8i/4 inches. 
Cloth, 6s net. 

Contains ten essa,ys, — "The Patience of England," 
"Loyalty— to W'hat?" "The Dominion and the Spirit," 
"What Can Canada Do?" "New Lamps for Old," "A 
Patent Anomaly," "Protection and Politics," "Why the 
Conservatives Failed." "The Psychology of Canada," 
"British Diplomacy and Canada." 

McKenzie, R. Tait, B.A., M.D. Exercise in Kducation ami 
Medicine. Philadelphia: W. B. Saiuiders Co. 1909. 
406 pages. 340 illustrations, (5 x 9 inches. Cloth. $3.50. 

The author, who is now Professor of Physical Educa- 
tion in the University of Pennsylvania, is a native of 
Almonte, Ontario, a graduate of McGill University, and 
was for years physical instructor in McGill gymnasium. 

MiJham, W. I. How to Identify the Stars. Toronto: 
JMacinilhiii (-0. of Canada. August. Clol'h, 75 cents net. 

Pemberton, Max. The House under t'he Sea. 
edition. Toronto: Cassell & Co. 15 cents. 



Rockefeller, John D. Random Reminiscences of Men and 
Kvenls. Toronto: McClelland and Goodchild. August. 

Cloth, $1 net. 

'■^-Service, Robert W. Ballads of a Cheechako. Toi-onto: 

William I-Jriggs. August, 190'9. ]37 pages. 5 x 71/. 

inches. Cloth, illustrated edition, $1.50. Ordinary 
clolh edilion, $1. 

**Sheffiield, T. W. Swimming. Toronto: Musson Book 
Co. August. 176 pages. 5^/4 x 7% inches. Illuslrated. 

Cloth, 75 cents. 

The author, wim is holder of King Edward's Trophy, 
Woild's Cumpetilion, 1905, is an experl who is abundantly 
(|ualitie(l lo discuss swimming. His book is a i)ractical 
treatise, especially adapted to the beginner. After giving 
elementary instruction, Mr. Shelliidd precceds to tell of 
he achievements of experts and the experiences of not- 


;il)I(* swininicrs, iiil I'ddiicini;- in lliis way a vasi a.iiKiiinl 
1,1' praclical in rnriiial inii. T'lic bndk is well illiisl ralcd. 

**Siever, Philip Henry. Sievcr's Aincricaii Slidi-tliaiid. 

All Ecoiioinical Sysicin of Wriliui;- llii> Eii.U'lisli Laiiii'ii- 

ag-e. Toroiilo: Ardiibald W. Sinit'li & Partners. Aus-ust. 

97 pages. "> x S inches. Cloth. 

(lutliniiiiz' a. ralinnal system o\' sliiirlhand calculated 

ti) inal<(> Ihc Iransilion IVoni hinn'hand an easy process. 

Snyder, Chas. M. The I''hi\v in llie Sapphire. Toronto: 
^rcl.eod & AUen. Au.u'iisl. Chdli, $1.2.'). 

Swinburne, Algernon Charles. Shakespeare. London and 
Toi-onlo: IlCnry l*'ro\vde. (Ilolh, 2s. 
.\n essay on Shakes|)eai'e wrillen in IIKK") and now 
lii'sl piihlislied. 

Warren, G. F. Kleiiients ol' A,i;-riciiUni'e. Tor(nilo: Mat;- 
Millan Co. of Canada. Aumisl. Clolli, $1.10 net. 

Wright, Harold Bell. The Callin- of Dan Mallliews. 

llliisirajed by A. 1. Kellar. Tor(nilo: McLeod & Allen. 

Au.u-nsl. Clolii. .$1.2."). 
The slo'ry of Iliis niaai, who was really "« minister" 
to his kind, ben'ins in the Osark Mountains, but mostly 
its events 'happened in Cornith, a town of the niidd'e class 
ill a Middle Western state. To tlris town, made by a little 
j-ailroad and urowiiiij- aipace, came Dan. He found his 
fale in Miss Farwell, a sing'er in his elioii', but strono'ly 
under the influence of Christian Science. Dan Matthews 
has much trouble with his conventional cong'reii'ation, but 
after trials he becomes an example of true Christiaaiity 
to the whole settlement. 





The subject of buying is a large one to' treat in a 
short paper, and I shall only endeavor to touch lightly 
on a few i)oiuts. First, as to quantities in buying, I 
would emphasize the advantaige of small quantities and 
the greater assortment of titles and lines, even at the 
expense of lesser discount, if such must be. And this, 
I maintain, ai)|)lies with as mnch force to the larger 
retailer as to the smaller. 

From a vast output of fiction placed before the 
buyer nowadays, we make it a rule to first sample the 
book through an advance coi)y, to be read by salespeople 
and others, or by the purchase of a copy or two only. 
An exception, of course, can be made in the case of an 
author whose name will insure a sale up to a certain 
point. Many a title, we dealers all know, can be well 
omitted entirely from even the sampling. 

In testing the merits of fiction from a selling stand- 
point, we find the verdict given by the patrons of our 
circulating library one good indication of probable sell- 
ing qualities. 

The matter of discounts is too well in hand and too 
much under discussion otherwise to dwell on here, other 
than to sugg-est that a healthy discount should be no 
inducement to buy a puny book. The enterprising book- 
seller desirous of keeping his stock up to date and reas- 
onably complete need not feel too dependable upon the 
necessity of buying where the discount offered is not 
sufficient to i)ay the average cost of handling and a 
little more. We cannot carry everything in the multi- 

plicity of books published now, and tln' bookseller 'is 
justified in discriminating reasonably in favor of l)Ooks 
that will pay a living profit. 

Wo have found, in those latter days of many books, 
that it is an exceptionally strong and well-known book 
that creates a necessity for carrying in si}<-bt ; so tof) 
in the carrying of books of fiction, the demand for whicli 
is created by immoral and suggestive qualities contained. 
And in all those considerations the dealer can afford to 
bo independent in his buying. 

The classification of the book stock, as fiction, ju- 
venile, scicnt'ific books, history, biographies, etc., etc., 
merits, and should receive, great consideration on tbn 
part of the dealer. And no less importance should bo 
attached to the classification of the clerks in charge, 
thus enabling them to be useful advisors, in buying and 
re-ordering, and, moreover, adding greatly to their in- 
telligent knowledge of their stock in dealine: with their 

The use of stock slips in each title are of great ben- 
efit, giving the title, quantity and date of purchase, 
with publisher and cost. When the last copy of a title 
is sold, this slip, handed to the order desk, gives full 
informatioTi as to desirability of re-ordering or not. 
Different methods and different contracts with publishers 
will prevail where booksellers buy from the publ'ishers 
direct. Rut wo find it of great benefit to have careful 
records, in detail, of the annual business with each 
house through orders to agents and orders by mail. 
Such a record of purchase and re-order is more depend- 
able than the optimistic recollections of most commer- 
cial representatives, and forms a useful basis from which 
to gauge later purchases from season to season. 

In connection with this mention of commercial re- 
presentatives, let me say here that, in a long business 
life I have found in general that those representing the 
book publishing trade are men of fine character as a 
rule, and that it pays to deal with them, and that they 
can be of benefit to the dealer in many ways. 

The matter of special book orders is one of great 'm- 
portance to the retail book dealer, as what he does in that 
line involves no carrying- of stock, and if covered by pre- 
payment or deposit, when dealing with strangers, in- 
volves no risk. Good service in this line is appreciated 
by the customer and makes friends. Some of the bc=^t 
work that a dealer does is along this line, and, although 
our friends, the publishers, arc often apt to consider 
these spo'inl mail orders as "small potatoes," and as 
something- that just blows in without effort on any- 
body's part, wo dealers know that it takes the best 
kind of salesmanshio, backed by intelligent use of bib- 
liog-raphies and catalogues, to' secure them. 

After trying various systems of keeping track of 
special orders, we have adopted the use of a book of 
printed forms, giving necessary details triplicated 
through carbon copies. A tissue copy is kept in the 
book covers by the salesman, one copy is kept at the 
order desk, and the other go'os into a card index case in 
the receiving room. As reports of delays, out-of-prints, 
etc., come in they are noted on the desk copy and also 
in a loose leaf book arranged by publ'ishers' names. Re- 
ports on books advertised for, imports, etc., are all 
promptly recorded, and each week the orders are care- 
fully gone through to see if hook or report on same has 
come to hand. Rack orders, continuations from libra- 
ries and others form a separate class, and a card index 
system arranged by author, title and customer is neces- 
sary to be effective. 



C'asscll &i Co. announce for puhlication next month a 
\olume ontitled "Dickens and His Fncnds," which 
siiiiiild ai)i)t'al to llie ranks of Dickons lovers in Canada. 
It is well illustrated and will sell at $1.75 net. 

A new edition of Dr. Saleeby's "Worry" will be is- 
sued next month by Cassell & Co., at 75 cts. net. 



Masterpieces in Color 
(Copp, Clark.) 

Charles G. D. Koberts' new novel is entitled "The 
Backwoodsman." It is to be published this season by 

the Macmillan Co. 

The Macmillan Co. are to have a new novel by Wins- 
t(jn Churchill this fall, which will be something different 
from his previous books. The title and date of publica- 
tion have not yet been announced. 

Dr. (Jronfell's illustrated work on "Labrador ; the 
Country and the People," is announced for publication 
in a Canadian edition by the Macmillan Co. 

One of the Copp, Clark Co.'s 1910 Gi(t Books 

The Macmillan Co. will iiublish this season Dr. 
Svea Hedin's book describing his discoveries and adven- 
tures in Tibet. This will be one of the most important 
travel books of the year. 

Tho Copp, Clark Co. will publish in' October three 
(•ajiital boys' stories, "A Hero of Sedan," a tale of the 

Franco-Prussian War, and ".John Bargreave's (iold," a 
tale of adventure in the Caribbean, both by Captain F. 
S. Brcrcton ; and "Ford of H.M.S. Glover," a talo of 
the Koyal Navy of to-day, by Staff-Surgeon T. T. Jeans, 
R.N. Among their boys' books they announce, "In the 
Teeth of Adventure Up and Down the World," a series of 
true stories of real peril, compiled by Alfred H. Mile?. 
This is now ready. 

Dr. Henry Van Dyke's contribution to this season's 
gift books will be a volume of poems, entitled "The 
White Bees," which will be issued by the Copp, Clark 
Co. on October 2. It will be uniform with "Music and 
Other Poems," published some time ago. 

The Copp, Clark Co. have no fewer than three edi- 
tions of "The Arabian Nights" on their holiday list. 
The first one, illustrated by W. Heath Robinson and 
Helen Stratton, is now ready. The second, retold for 
children by Gladys Davidson and illustrated by Helen 
Stratton, will be issued early in October and the third, 
edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora Archibald 

One ofjthe Copp, Clark Co.'sTl910 Gift Books 

Smith and illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, is announced 
for October 16. 

This year's Harrison Fisher gift book is entitled 
"The American (iirl," and contains twelve illustrations 
in full colors. It will be published in Canada by the 
Copp, Clark Co. on October 2. A somewhat similar 
book is "(iirls of To-day" by Clarence F. T^n(Jervvood, 
also i)uhlished by the same firm. It contains 21 full- 
page color illustrations and 75 in black-and-white and 
will bo leady in October. 

Two new editions of Robert Louis Stevenson's "A 
Child's (Jarden of Verses" will be issued this season by 
the Copp, Clark (^o. At the end of September an edition 
illustrated in color by Chas. Robinson will l)e ready, and 
during October a profusely illustrated edition by Flor- 
ence Storer will be published. Both will sell at $1.50. 

Two or three interesting juveniles appear on the 
Copp, Clark Co.'s fall list. There is a "Complete 
Mother Goose" by Ethel Franklin Betts, illustrated in 
color, a beautifully illustrated edit'ion of Hawthorne's 



"Tang-lcwood Tales," Wa.shingron Trvinp's "Old Christ- 
mas" and "Tlic Ivoad to Oz" by L. Frank Haum. 

For girl readers the ("opp, Clarlv Co. liavo leady a 
new story by Ethel Turner with the title "That Oiri." 

An interesting' book, containing drawing's by that 
clever artist J. Montgomery Fiag-g-, -will be ])ublishod 
on October 2 l)y the Copi), Clark Co'. It is entitled 
"City I'eoph'," and illustrates pooplc and scenes from 
all walks of life. There are about 80 illustrations in 
pen and ink and halftone. 

A book of i^hnpire entitled "Britain Overseas," in 
which British possessions are described in picture and 
story, has just been issued by the Copp, Clark (-o. and 
.should pro\e a useful gift book. It is the work of .). 
F< I'aii'ott, M.A., LIj.1)., and is profusely illustrated. 

One of the Copi), Clark Co.'s most pleasing- gift 
books for this season will be the Fit/gerald Centenary 
Fdition of ''The Kubaiyat of Omar Khayyam," pre- 
sented entiicly in color i)y Willy I'ogany. There are i' 1 
illusti'ations, whilst every quatrain is printed in colors. 
The ordinary edition is $3.1)0 net. There is also a 
limited signed edition at $0.00 net. Publication at the 
end of September. 

The Copp, Clark Co. will issue neat ooze leather 
illustrated editions of "Tennyson's Love Poems" and 
"The Song of Hiawatha," at $2.00. These will be ready 
in October. The same books in cloth are priced at $1.00. 

A fascinating work, "The Romance of Fra Filippo 
Lippi," by A. .1. Anderson, is announced by the Copp, 
Clark Co'. The book has a photogravure frontispiece 
and Hi full-page illustrations on art paper. It is priced 
at $2.50. 

A new and important history of Methodism has just 
been issued under the title, of "A New History of Meth- 
odism," edited by W. J. Townsend, B.D., H. B. Work- 
man, M.A., D. Lit., and George Eayrs, F.R.H. It is 
issued in two volumes and comes from the press of 
Hodder and Stoughton, Ijondon. The Canadian market 
has been secured by William Briggs. 

Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, are the publisher's 
of Robert E. Peary's book, "Nearest the Pole," which 
contains a vivid account of Lieutenant Peary's formei' 
expedition, and of Dr. Frederick A. Cook's books, "At 
the Top of the Continent," and "Through the First 
Antarctic Night," all of which are especially timely just 

Mrs. Everard Cotes (Sara Jeanette Duncan) has 
written a new novel entitled "A Burnt Offering." It is 
a romance of anarchy in Bengal and it contains situa- 
tions which are said to be most striking in their novelty. 
The English, publisher is Methuen. 

Worth While Series. 

Five new volumes have been added this year by 
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York, to their "What 
is Worth While" series, a popular line of short, ethical 
gift books. The complete list now embraces titles by 
many famous writers. The new volumes for this season 
are "Homespun Religion," by Elmer E. Higley, a series 
of terse, practical "five^minute" talks on right living; 
"The Master's Friendships," by J. R. Miller ; "Until 
the Evening'," by Arthur C. Benson; ''What They Did 
With Themselves," by Ernest H. Abbott, Lenten medi- 
tations upon the occupation of various people who were 
intimately concerned with the betrayal and death of 
Christ ; "Why Crow Old ?•" by 0. S. Marden. 

Two New Annuals. 

The Religious '^Pract Society of r.,f)ndon, England, 
I'anHius as t'lie publishers of [ho. Boy's Own aiul (iirl's 
Own Annuals, have added two new annuals this year to 
their list, particularly adapted to Canada. They are 
(ho "Empire Annual for Canadian Boys," and the 
"Emi)irc Annual for Canadian Cirls." Both contain 
381 i)ages and arc admirably illustiated. Stocies and 
articles of deep interest fill their pages. They should 
meet with a warm welcome in ('anada. 

A New Annual. 

Cassell & Co. announce the publiealion this season of 
an entirely new annual to be called "Cassell's Annual 
io'i' Boys and (Jirls." (ieneially annuals are inoitaied 
specially eithei- for boys or girls, and it is often the 

Fra Filippo Lippi 
(Copp, Clark.) 

case that a girl prefers a boys' book and is disappointed 
when she is presented with a girls' book. The new an- 
nual will overcome this difficulty. The reputation of the 
publishers of "Chums," "Girls' Realm" and "Little 
Folks" is enough to assure the success of "Cassell's 
Annual for Boys and Girls." It will be issued in cloth 
at $1.50 and boards at $1.00. 



The numerous friends of Mr. Arthur Spurgeon, general 
manager of Cassell &' Co., London, will be pleased to hear 
that he has been honored by being appointed a Justice of 
the Peace for the County of Surrey. The new magistrate 
visited Canada during the summer of 1908 and it is to be 
hoped that he will find time to come over again in the 
near future. 



Wi\t Jforeiper 


Ralph Connor 

Author of The Sky Pilot, ' ' etc. , etc. 

In cloth only - - - $1.25 


Baton Jij> #alilee 



A companion booklet to "The 
Angel and the Star." 

Eight drawings in color. 

Paper cover booklet - $ .25 
Cloth ----- .50 

lleautiful Eebel 



A Romance of 1812. 
Cloth ----- $1.25 

The Westminster Co., Ltd. 

Publishers : TORONTO 


The tine, large, new building of E. H. Harcourt & Co., 
Wellington Street "West, Toronto, is practicalh- eomp'eted. 
All that is now required is a few finishing touches to put 
it into first-class shape. Three flats, 33 feet by 121 feet, 
have been found necessary to accommodate their rapidly 
growing trade. A rearrangement of one or two of the 
deparlmeiits has been found necessary to facilitate the 
transaction of business. Some new macliinery has been 
installed and the concern now finds itself fully competent 
to take care of its large orders, including government 
work. The front structure is of red brick and the design 
of the building while plain is not without 'a certain beauty 
of outline. As a result of the recent fire in the Ontario 
Legislative Librarj-, E. H. Harcourt & Co. now have a 
part of their bindery staff busily engaged at repairing tlie 
damaged volumes. A curiosity among the collection is 
a newspaper file of the Quebec Mercuiy of 1814, which 
cunlains a quaint announcement of a sale of bdoks "re- 
cently arrived by ship which are to be sold by auction 
al Jds. Maillot's hotel. Bookhivei's are invited to ))e pre- 
sent, and the public are infoi'ined that catalogues will be 
printed and issued two or three days l)ef()re the sale." 
W\\ liille display type is used in any of the adverlise- 
nients which I'osenible very mucli llic present day 
"waul a,d." 

SOME NEW books: 

Otis, James. Found by the Circus. New York. Thomas 
W Crowell & Co. Cloth. .$1. 
An entertaining account of life behind the scenes al 
a circus. The hero, a stray youngster, is found asleep in 
one of the wagons. He is taken along with the circus 
and is injured by a lion. He is then featured as a hero 
by the manager. The hero's aunt, an amusing character 
is a^so introduced. 

Gask, Lilian. In Nature's School. New York: Thomas 
Y. Crowell & Co. Clot'h. $l.r)0. 

An attractive juvenile book which illustrates the most 
sueee.ssful way of teaching natui'al liisl(n-y. It is the 
story of a boy who ran away fioni an orplians' home and 
HvcmI fill- a whole year in the Wdnds. 

Stories of Norse Heros. TuM by rhe Northmen. Retold 
by K. M. VVilni(it-r.uxl(in. New York: Thomas Y. 

Crowell & Co. Clotli, .$!.;')(). 
Twciily-live stories of the days of ilie Norlluneii, from 
wimni the Auglo-Sax(nis are descemUd. Tin v ww all well 

1~> C\C\ I/' C Oiit-of-priiit nooU.s surplii'd. No iimllcr siibjirt 

|jy_^\^ IX.^5 • *"*" supply any book cvi r pi.blislicd. Wc have 5().000 
rare books. 

BAKER'S BOOKSHOP, John Bright St., Birmingham, En&. 


A religious journal for the home. Containing sketches and por- 
traits of religious workers, a sermon by a well-known preacher 
and many illustrations. One penny weekly. 8s. per annum post 
free. Monthly parts 6d. Post free to Canada 7s. per annum. 

SMITH'S PUBLISHING CO., Ltd., rempie House. Tarns St.. London, Eng. 


Contains extracts from the MASTER MINDS of all countries 
— Articles on Literary and other subjects by the foremost writers 
of the day. Id weekly, post free 8s. 8d. per annum, 6d. monthly, 
post free to Canada for 7s. per annum. 

SMITH'S PUBLISHING CO., Ltd.,Tempie House.iaiiis St., London, Eng. 



Some Attractive Fall Books of 1909 

The following books, both as regards subject matter and dress, are exceptionally 
appealing and every bookseller should have them represented in his stock. 

General Works 


This is ;i nniuii k;vl)i(> life of tin; inventor of llic Hdipcr. It is not a hioKiaphy only, Ixii a cliapl'T as 
well in the development of Anioiican history. Cyrus Mct'orniick enianeipated the American farmer from 
the slavery of the soil and made him the master of the wheat instead of its servant, and Mr. Casson's 
aeeount of the struggles by which this was accomplished will take its i)laco as th(! record, nv)t of i's 
life merely, but of the greater part of a nati(jti's. Mi'. Casson is the author of "The Romance of S'lecl" 
and '"I'he Romance of the Reaper. ' Vvitli photogravure frontispiece and 2r) other iilusi lations. ]2ri;o. 
(Octol)er) Net $1.50 

DAME CURTSEY'S BOOK OF RECIPES By ellye howell glover 

This little book is as sprightly and novel as the two previous "Dame Curtse^y" books — "Novel lOntcr- 
tainments" and "Hook of Oucssiiig ('ontest s"— and the general mak(!-up is the same. With frontispiece 
Square Himo '. (October 2) Net $1.00 

DAME CURTSEY'S BOOK OF ETIQUETTE By ellye howell glover 

({ives all the latest decrees on points of Ktie^uette. The chapters include all the ordinary social (events 
and information on correct correspondence, outdoor entertainments, and traveling eticjuette. Illustrated. 
Square Ifimo C.October 2) Net 50 cents. 


MY LADY OF THE SOUTH a story of the Civll war By RANDALL PARRISH 

Mr. Parrish's new story will immediately remind the reader of "My Lady of the North," which was 
probably the most popular of all the popular romances from this prolific pen. It is safe to say that no 
better war story has appeared in a long time. The book is beautifully illustrated. With four illustra- 
tions in full color by Alonzo Kimball. Crown 8vo (October 2) .$1.50 

THE HOMESTEADERS By kate and virgil d. boyles 

A story of the free-range cattle country in which two homesteaders — one a young woman — fight for pos- 
session with a band of desperate "rustlers." It is no less strong than the former book of these au- 
thors, "Langford of the Three Bars," which met with a decided success. With four illustrations in 
color by Maynard Dixon. Crown 8vo (Ready) .$L50 

THE DOMINANT DOLLAR By will lillibridge 

This is the last story written by Mr. Lillibridge before his death. It is a vivid and dramatic Western 
story which approaches the problem of the man and the dollar from a distinctly new viewpoint. Mr. 
Lillibridge's great success was "Ren Rlair," which has reached a sale of over (iO.OOO copies. With 
four illustrations in color by Lester Ralph. Crown 8vo (Ready) .$1.50 


THE SHORT-STOP c^iiii^:; ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ 

Written in a spirit and with a knowledge of Ijaseball thai will appeal at once to the healthy American 
bov and girl. Dr. CJrey has himself plaved profissional l)all, aiui knows the life he describes. With six 
illustrations by II. S. DeLay. 12mo....' (Ready) $1.25 

A BOY'S RIDE By gulielma Zollinger 

The scene of this fine boy's story is laid in England in the time of King John. The hero is a rare 
type of courage and fidelity, and his faithful squire is a most unusual character. With 16 illustra- 
tions by Fanny M. Chambers. Cr. 8vo (Ready) $1.50 


A virile, fun-loving hoy learns some of the deepest lessons of life from a girl friend. Their attitude 
towards a third person, who threatens to disrupt their intimacy, brings out the author's philosophy of 
life. Illustrated by H. S. DeLay. 12mo (Ready) $1.25 

Also by Mrs. Yates. 

Messrs. A. C. McCiurg & Co. have aryanged ivitli Mrs. Ya/es for the publication over their imprint of her 
successful books for children, which have attained a sale of over one hundred thousajid copies. The titles are: 




All daintily printed and bound. 12mo (Ready) Each, net 50 cents 

A. C. McCLURG & CO., Publishers, 



























Ballads of a Cheechako. R. W. Service. Brig-g-s. 

Gorgeous Borg-ia. Justin H. McCarthy. Musson, 

King's Mead. B. Van Hutten. Musson. 

Servant in the House. 

Inner Shrine. Anonymous. Musson. 

Marriage a la Mode. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Musson. 


Bobby Burnett. Geo. Randolph Chester. MeLeod. 

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

Sowing Seeds in Danny. Mrs. McClung. Briggs. 

White Mice. R. H. Davis. McLeod. 

Straw. R. Ramsay. Macmillan. 

White Sister. F. M. Crawford. Macmillan. 


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

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Interviewing a Man of Books in the Midst of Books 

A Visit to Lawrence J. Burpee, Librarian of the Ottawa Public- 
Library — His Literature Achievements and His Views on Literature. 

By George E. M. Hunter. 

JJawrencc .J. Burpee, l<M{.(i.S., Lihrni-ian of tiio Otta- 
wa I'lihlic Library, is a man ol books in tliu midst of 
books. Ill his oi'lice and in his study at honu' vuiiimos ate 
piled round h^ni, and the subject oJ; books is one in whicli 
lie is deeply interested, not only on account of his present 
position, but from the fact that ho has been and still is 
a writer of considerable merit. In lesponse to a knock, 
his invitation to "come in" and his substantial hand 
grasp, at once imply friendliness, and his manner in con- 
versation is frank, interesting- and encouraging. 'Sou 
feel that you are talking with a man well versed in his 
subject, willing to impart any information upon it, and 
to convey it in terms unmistakably definite. 

What has he done 1 He has been identified with load- 
ing journals, magazines, historical publications and gov- 
ernment a,rchives reports. "The Search for the Western 
Sea," an imposing volume is from his pen, and the 
Musson Book Company will publish this fall a series of 
five little volumes : "Flowers from a Canadian Garden," 
"Songs of French Canada," "Fragments from Halibur- 
ton (Sam Slick)," ''By Canadian Streams," and "A 
Little Book of Canadian Essays." In the second volume 
named will be found two classes of poems, the French 
Canadian, and Translations from the old Folk Songs, the 
latter being representative of McLennan, Lighthall, and 
Lanigan. Volume three contains choice excerpts from 
Haliburton, the compiler having intelligently perused the 
whole of this author's writings and extracted therefrom 
those passages, which, in his opinion were the little gems 
of his works. Volumes four and five are original mat- 
ter, the former being on the rivers of Canada and the 
latter, biographical and critical sketches of Canadian 

Mr. Burpee was joint author with Dr. Henry J. 
Morgan of "Canadian Life in Town and Country," has 
edited a number of historical journals for the Koyal 
Society and Canadian Archives, one for the former being 
the "Journal of Matthew Cocking from York Factory to 
the Blackfeet Country, 1772-73" edited with introduction 
and notes by Mr. Burpee. In connection with the Ar- 
chives, it is the intention of the Government to publish 
bulletins at intervals as contributions permit, number 
two being Murray's "Founding of Fort Yukon," No. 3, 
"Trip at the end of the J 8th Century from Assinaboine 
River to The Yellowstone, No. 3, "Journey from Lachine 
to Qu'Appelle River," all of which will be edited with 
introduction and biographical notes by Mr. Burpee. He 
has also contributed to many English and American 
magazines and compiled several Canadian bibleographies. 
For a number of years he has done review work for The 
New York Nation and Chicago Dial, as well as for local 
and other papers. His work affects many channels of 
literature and his views are accepted as undisputed au- 
thority. That this is fact, may be strengthened when it is 
known that he is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical 
Society, Member of the Champlain Society, the Biblio- 
graphical Society of America, Ontario Historical So- 
ciety, Canadian Institute, and Historical Society of the 
Mississippi Valley, the members of which associations 
are representative of the best men a.mong English, Can- 
adian, and American literateurs, geologists, geographers 
and scientists. 

.\t i)resont Mr. Biiri)ec is engaged in flic |)ic))arati()n 
ol "Tlio .loiiinais of La N'erendrye" tor- the Chainplaiii 
Society, being an Engiisli 1 1 a,nslaliiin with the Kroiich 
text; also ".Supplcnicnt to (ho .Vlakers of Canada 
Series," in which work .Arthur (i. Doughty, C.M.(i., 
Dominion Archivist, is associated with him. This sup- 
plement is virtually an encyclopedia, of the whole series, 
and besides jjroviding an analytical index will also give 
a comprehensive bibliograi)hy. In addition to these he is 
also working on the life of one of Canada's grand oVl 
men, and a volume on the "Romance of the Fur Trajde." 

During the day Mr. Jkir|)ee's attention is fully ab- 
sorbed in his duties as Ij'brarian, so that his moments 
for study, research, and writing are those spent in his 
home, where he has a library containing all those books 
letiuisite for the special character of his work, which is 


chiefly historical and biographical. Thus it will be seen 
that his writing must needs be all performed at night, 
in the quiet and appropriate precincts of those whose 
literary efforts are all that remain to remind us that 
the authors have passed to the great beyond. 

is there such a thing as Canadian Literature ? To 
this question Mr. Burpee replied in the negative. He 
stated that there are many Canadian writers, but analysis 
showed that there is nothing very distinctively Cana,- 
dian in their work. Drummond may be considered in 
this category, but his subjects were purely accidental. 
There, was however, one Canadian writer, named Hali- 
burton, and he may be termed the father of the Ameri- 
can style of humor, the Mark Twain type. Under these 
circumstances there is no present indication of marked 
original development in Canadian literature. 

In contemporary historical work two outstanding fig- 
ures are Egerton and Grant at Oxford. Writers are now 
turning more and more to the archives as the source of 
basic matter for all historical works, an example of 



which maj- be found in Lucas' "Canadian War of 1812,'' 
which was compiied from the original documents and ha'i 
not been superseded. 

Ten years ago Mr. Burpee looked for a forward 
movement in Canadian fiction, but to-day he does not 
see the same indications. True we have some books by 
Canadian authors, which are meeting with pronounced 
approval as for instance "Sowing Seeds in Danny," by 
Nellie McClung and "Anne of Green Gables" and "Ann 
of Avonlea," by L'. M. Montgomery. Both of these 
writers have struck a sympathetic chord in the reading 
public and the future may evidence some improvement 
in style and treatment. One striking feature is that 
considering the number of writers those from the gentler 
sex seem to secure a stauncher hold comparatively than 
our male writers. In historical writings Miss Agnes C. 
Laut has deservedly won distinction, and the late Isa- 
bella Valancy Crawford's poems indicate the possibili- 
ties of the future. As to advice to young Canadian 
writers, Mr. Burpee refrains from such. 

Owing to the peculiar character of his writings, Mr. 
Burpee does not possess a complete private library ..f 
Canadian books, but he does consider that some Cana- 
dian books have been and are still appreciatmg in value, 
mentioning as an example the "Wanderings of an Artist" 
by Paul Kane, which book contains some illustrations 
from the writer's own pen. This volume a few years 
ago could be had for about seven dollars, whereas now 
it is held at twenty dollars. 

As to the reading tastes of the Ottawa public, Mr. 
Burpee is greatly pleased and agreeably surprised. 
There are always those who seek the better books, and 
the demand for works of standard fiction has far 
exceeded expectations, so that several copies of some 
books have been placed in the library in order to meet 
the many requests. Dickens and Scott are read more than 
any other, whUe calls for Parkman are also on the in- 
crease. The works of this latter and similar writers 
were formerly bought for libraries as "a matter of duty," 
but now th'ere is a consistent evidence of interest in 
their writings, indicating a literary growth in the right 
direction. Thackeray ha,s many friends, but they are 
chiefly among the scholars. The circulation of the Public 
Library this year is expected to exceed 200,000 notwith- 
standing the confusion attendant upon alterations being 
made to the stack room, and of this number a goodly 
proport'ion indicative of a stead growth, represents ser- 
ious reading. 

Mr. Burpee aims to make the Ottawa Public Library 
the first library in Canada, and if ability, industry, ;ind 
keen interest will assist in the attainment there need be 
little doubt of the issue. 


The Old Wives' Tale. By Arnold Bennett. Toronto: Mc- 
lA'od & Allen. Cloth, $1.25. 
The appearance of this book in a Canadian edition 
marks a new epoch in Canadian publishing. Hitherto 
publishers in this country have made popularity the basis 
of the majority, at least, of fheir selections. Naturally 
quality has frequently gone hand-in-hand with popularity. 
1)111 iiotwithsta,ndins>- it was the popularity of the author 
that influenced decisions. In the present instance, the 
author is practically unknown in Canada, and his book is 
certainly not to be classed willi the productions of sucii 
writers as Chambers, McCutclieon, McGratb, etc. It more 
nearly approxinia.tes (ho De Morgan style. Critics in 
Knglaiid have bestowed upon the book remarkable praise. 
Dr. Robertson Nicholl exclaims enthusiastically, "It i? 

a maslerpiece. " Not for a long time has a piece of fiction 
appeared which conveyed an impression of such magnitude. 
such finished workmanship and such a fund of reserve 
power. There are many books which impress one with 
a sense of amplitude, a sense of being spread over a very 
broad canvas. It is much rarer to find, as in the present 
case, a book which gives a sense of depth as well as 
breadth, a book that has a wonderful, far-reaching per- 
spective, making you feel that you are looking not mere- 
ly upon the surface of life, but through and beyond the 
surface into the deep and hidden meaning's of human 
existence. Mr. Bennett has produced a distinct impres- 
sion of the period and localities, which form the ground- 
work of his storj', of the characters who live and move un- 
der his informing touch, and of the types he has portrayed. 
The skill and ease of the practised hand are apparent 
in breadth of drawing, in just proportion and in finish- 
ed detail. The sisters, Constance and Sophia Baines, 
around whom are grouped minor characters of scarcely 
less interest, are strongly contrasted generic types. Con- 
stance, in whom the passive virtues predominate, finds 
her vocation and her sphere in the quiet Staffordshire town 
in wbich she is born. But, it is in Sophia, the beauti- 
ful, the imperious, that the chief interest centres. After 
an unhappy marriage, and deserted by her worthless hus- 
band, we find her stranded in Paris, confronted by the 
life of that gay capital on its most shady side in the 
days of the siege and the commune. It is perhaps inevit- 
able that in the treatment of phases of life where the 
sordid and the sensual play a part, the veil should some- 
times be cast aside and vice exhibtied in all its naked 
deformity, but our author has never done this, save to 
accentuate those nobler characteristics which repel and 
rise above their base surroundings. The native nobility 
of Sophia Scales enables her to move with a lofty de- 
tachment amid the sordid and tbe vile, bestowing kindness, 
yet taking on no stain from her associations. 

Charging for Novels According to Their Length — 
More Six Shilling Novels than ever — Hall Caine's 

Numerous Review^ Copies— By Clement K. Shorter in 
The Dial. 

The whole book-trade of England has been very con- 
siderably agitated during the past three months by the 
question of the six-shilling novel and its future. It has 
long been insisted that for this country the sum of six 
shillings was too much to pay for a work of fiction that 
might be read in a few hours. It is true, of course, 
that not many years ago new novels were published here 
at five times the price, — that is to say, in three volumes 
for thirty-one shillings sixpence. That system of 
three volumes had much to be said for it : the full story 
of the rise and growth of the three-volume novel has 
never been told. 

"Waverley," for example, the first great popular 
novel of the last century, was only in two voluiBes. 
Some of. Sir Walter Scott's romances appeared in three 
volumes, and others in four volumes. Thackeray's 
"Vanity Fair," after it had been issued in i)arts, came 
out in one volume, although "Esmond" appeared in 
two. Dickens's novels, as we know, usually ai)peared in 
monthly parts. It was nearer our own day that the 
three-volume novel became an institution, and all book 
collectors consider themselves happy if they possess cer- 
tain of the novels of George Eliot, the Brontes, George 
Meredith, and, more recently, of Mr. Thomas Hardy and 


T 1 1 K C A N /\ 1) 1 A N BOOK M A N 

Ml', llciiry .liiines, in t-iic tJucc-xdlmiic t'luin of tlicir lirsl 
editions. But before its iinal extinction, the threc- 
vohimo novel, although it was dolig'htl'ul for reviewers 
on account of its largo typo, liad become an encumbrance 
to the booksellers and a burden to the libraries. It sur- 
vived, apparently, because the late Mr. Charles Edward 
Mudie, who ran the greatest circulating- library in Lon- 
don, had entered into a compact w'itli three publishers 
of many novels in their day,— Tinsley, Bcntley, and 
Hurst & Blackett,— by which ho undertook to subscribe 
for a certain number of the novels issued by these firms. 
This arrang-ement considerably handicapped many of the 
younger publishing houses ; and it was Mr. Heinomann 
who gave a death-blow to the system, by the publication 
of a novel of Mr. Hall Caine's in the six-shilling form. 

Mr. Heinemann has been destined, in this present 
year, to lead yet another movement in the direction of 
change, with what final result it is not possible at pre- 
sent to speak with any certainty. A few months ago 
Mr. Heinemann, in a speech addressed to booksellers, 
declared that it was obviously unfair that a novel of 
forty thousand words should be sold at the same price 
as a novel of one hundred thousand words. Therein lie 
gave a hint of a scheme that he was about to put into 
pract'ice. There is no doubt that the custom of produc- 
ing novels of few words for the same price as long novels 
was having a demoralizing effect on the book-trade. Tlie 
worst examples that I can recall are a story by Miss 
Olive Schreiner, and another by Mr. Maurice Hewlett. 
This last, I may add, was issued as a s'ix-shillini>- book 
in spite of a protest from the author. 

Mr. Heinemann, then, has laimched his new scheme ; 
and again Mr. Hall Caine is the hero. His latest novel, 
"The White Prophet," which consists of one hundred 
thousand words, has been issued in two volumes 'for four 
shillings. Mr. Heinemann has followed this by two 
short novels, in single volumes, at two shillings each. 
In a few weeks we are to have, in the same series, Mr. 
William De Morgan's "It Never Can Happen Again," in 
two volumes, for six shillings net,— this being a story 
of two hundred thousand words or more. 

As our booksellers are to get six shillings net for 
Mr. De Morgan's book, instead of the four shillings six- 
pence for which they usually sell a six-shilling novel. 
Mr. Heinemann will do very well if he sells as many 
copies as under the old system. So far, this second 
attempt at a revolution has not succeeded with the pur- 
chasers of fiction. Mr. Hall Caine's novel, "The White 
Prophet," is "hanging fire." As far as I can gather, 
thirty thousand copies were sold to the English market, 
and ten thousand to the colonies ; but inquiries among 
booksellers make it clear to me that the public have not 
shown their usual alacrity in purchasing Mr. Hall 
Caine's book. This has been attributed in some quar- 
ters to a dislike of the two-volume form ; in others, to 
the many severe reviews which Mr. Caine's novel has 
provoked. I am more disposed to attribute it to the fact 
that the novel has anpeared serially in the "Strand 
Magazine," and that Mr. Caine's readers are, in the 
main, readers of that excellent publication. However. 
Mr. Caine has congratulated himself on the fact that, 
after all, despite the critics— whom he calls "dead-heads" 
and "hangers-on"— he has sold more copies of his novel 
in the book-shops during this season than any other 
author. That does not seem a very remarkable fact, for 
no other author of any 'importance has published a 
novel in August or September. 

Mr. Caine's reference to "dead-heads" is doubtless 
connected with the "review copy." Every London pub- 
lisher has to give away at least a hundred copies of 
each of his novels, if he wants them to be widely re- 

viewed. With other books he can kcej) Mu; nunihei- down 
to sixty or eighty, and in some cases to f(jrty ; but no 
publisher would dream of sending out less than a hun- 
dred copies of a novel to the multitudinous newspapers 
of London and the I'rovinces. 

Mr. Caine has always demanded from his publisher 
a much more extended generosity than this. With one 
of his earlier books, he sent nine copies to a single news- 
paper. Every meml'er of that journal received a present 
of one. Doubtless he intends to alter this in the future, 
and I should not be at all surprised if he takes the 
course that has long been adopted by Miss Marie Corelli, 
and refuses with his next novel to send any copies to 
the newspapers for review. Miss Corelli, however, al- 
ways took care that one or two good reviews of her 
books should appear. I particularly recall that Lord 
Burnham received a copy, with a request for a notice in 
the "Daily Telegraph," and that the notice was forth- 
coming. At the present time, when Miss Corelli pub- 
lishes a new novel several of the newspapers buy copies 
in order to furnish their readers with reviews. It may 
be admitted that Mr. Hall Caine is one of the fortunate 
writers who can do precisely what is done by Miss 
Corelli. Both novelists appeal to a huge non-literary 
class, and are not under the same conditions that guide 
the great majority of our authors struggling to obain a 
public. Were publishers to refuse to send books for re- 
view as a general practice, the authors — and particularly 
the male authors— would become frantically hysterical. 

I have referred to Mr. William De Morgan's new 
novel, "It Never Can Happen Again." Mr. De Morgan is 
a wonderful man, a little bit like the late Mr. George 
Meredith in appearance, with a kindly face and keen 
piercing eyes. He is a delightful talker, and enjoys the 
success which has come to him so late in life, — for he 
was sixty-seven years of age when his first novel, ".los- 
eph Vance," appeared. He had been an artist in a 
particular kind of tile during the intervening years, and 
had led a life of much happiness, although, perhaps, not 
of too much prosperity, alternating between a studio in 
The Vale, Chelsea, opposite the home w^hich Mr. Whistler 
once occupied, and Florence, where he wintered for his 
health year by year, until the day Mr. Heinemann pub- 
lished ".Joseph Vance." The book had only been sub- 
mitted to one previous publisher ; so even her© he was 
fortunate. Each of his three novels, so far, have been 
great successes, in spite of their extraordinary length. 
Will the fourth novel be as successful in two volumes as 
the three others have been in one ? is the question. I 
hope so, on many grounds ; for T think Mr. Heinemann's 
two-volume form is very charming. 

Meanwhile it is worthy of notice that there are more 
six-shilling novels coming out this season than ever be- 
fore. The Macmillans, the Methuens, all our leading 
publishers of fiction, are sending them out in large quan- 
tities. A number of new publishers have come upon the 
scene, and these also are running the six-shilling novel. 
One firm, named Mills & Boon, has sent me a great many 
lately ; while another publisher, Mr. Andrew Melrose, 
has delighted me with one particular story, "The Wood- 
Carver of 'Lympus," by Mary E. Waller. 

Three of our most popular novelists have just finish- 
ed new stories. Mr. and Mrs. Egerton Castle are calling 
their next novel "The Panther's Cub," while Mr. An- 
thony Hope entitles his "The Second String." Mr. An- 
thony Hope has not, I think, been doing as good work 
lately as in the days when he published that fine ro- 
mance "Rupert of Hentzau," and that powerful piece of 
analysis, "Quisiante." Let us hope that "The Second 
String" will be of the old quality. 


Items About Canadian Authors and Their Work 

Interesting Items about New and Forthcoming Books by 
Canadian Writers — Also includes Information about 
Books on Canada — All Departments Represented. 

The list of books by Canadian writers to appear this 
anturaii is now practically complete. There is a very fair 
representation in all departments, and some important 
books may be expected. 


Ag-ues Deans Cameron has written an account of her 
trip down the Mackenzie river, from Athabasca Land- 
injr to the Arctic ocean and return by the Peace river. 
The book is to be published by D. Appleton & Co., New 

Dr. Adrien Loir, a Frenchman, who visited Canada in 
1906, was a delegate to the Medical Cong-ress at Three 
Rivers, has recorded his impressions in a volume en- 
titled. "Canada et les Canadiens," published by Guil- 
moto, Paris. The book is a very interesting one, for the 
writer came to the country with little or no knowledge 
about it.. 

Mrs. Arthur Murphy, of Edmonton, review editor of 
the Winnipeg Telegram, has written a clever and witty 
book of western impressions, the manuscript of which has 
'been placed with Cassell & Co. The book will appear 
on this firm's spring list for 1910. Mrs. Murphy is the 
wife of an Anglican clergyman, who formerly resided in 

"Manitoba as I Saw It." by Dr. John H. O'Donnell. 
of Winnipeg, is to be ready this month. The publishers 
are the Musson Book Co.. of Toronto. 

Dr. W. S. Rainsford, of New York, who. it will be 
remembered, was for some years rector of St. James 
Church. Toronto, has written a vivid book about Africa, 
entitled. "The Land of the Lion." Dr. Rainsford spent 
a full year after game in Africa, covering more than 4.000 
miles. His adventures were numerous and thrilling. Tbe 
book is published by Doubleday. Page & Co.. New York. 

"Labrador," an illustrated volume about ilie country 
of that name, written by Dr. Wilfred T. Crronfoll. and 
others, will be ready this month, with the Macmillan Co. 


L. C. Page & Co., the publishers of Miss L. M. Mont- 
gomery's books, "Anne of Green Gables." and its sequel, 
"Anne of Avonlea." report a remarkable demand for both 
books. Tlie former is now flourishing in its fourteenth 
printing, while a fourth printing of the latter ha,s been 
called for witbin a month of publication. 

"The Attic Guest." by R. E. Knowles. of Gait, is now 
on the tables of the booksellers. Mr. Knowles. himself, is 
on a vacation trip in Europe. 

"The Siiilal)'o Cliild." by Norman Duncan, is now 
ic.-idy and makes an appropriate little volume for gift 

Mrs. Humphry Wai'd's new story, now appearing 
serially in the Cornhill, in England, and in the Ladies' 
Home Journal, in America, has its scene laid in Canadai. 
Mrs. Ward gives an interesting picture of a journey to 
western Canada at the outset. The story bears the ap- 
propnale title, "Canadian Rorn," in the English maga- 
zine, but is called "Ladv Merton" in I he Home Journal. 

After some delays, William Wilfrid Campbell's novel 
of the war of 1812," "The Fair Rebel," was published by 
tlie Westminster Co. on October 8. The volume has been 
well made and reflects credit on the publishers. 

"Northern Lights," the volume of short stories deal- 
ing with life in the Northwest in pioneer days, by Sir 
Gilbert Parker, was published last month by the Copp. 
Clark Co., as announced. 

Advance orders for Ralph Connor's new novel, "The 
Foreigner," have reached unprecedented proportions. The 
publisbei-s and wholesale bookstores are wondei'ing how 
they can handle the book when it appeal's in November. 

Harvey J. O'Higgins, of New York and Toronto, who 
has made the New York fire department a subject of 
study, has written a short novel, entitled "Old Clink- 
ers," which is to be published this month by McLeod & 
Allen, of Toronto. The hero is chief of a New York fire- 
boat, and the reader follows bim and bis men through 
some exciting fires. Mr. O'Higgins is collaborating with 
Judge Lindsay, of Denver, at the present time in a series 
of magazine articles on the child problem in the Fniled 

This month the Ma,cmillan Co. will publish "The 
Backwoodsmen." a volume of tales by Charles G. D. 

A book which Avas announced some time ago by Wil- 
liam Briggs has just been issued, entitled "Tales of Old 
Toronto," by Suzanne Marny, author of "The Canadian 
Book of Months." The book is illustrated by Mario 
Nichol, and is one of the handsomest books which has 
ever been issned by a Canadian publisher. 


The Hurnii Institute. Collingwood. are lo be con- 
ui-atulaied on the publication of their first volume of 
papers and records. The work compi-ises a number of 
liistorical papers, which Tieen read before the Insti- 
tute by members at various limes, and ihore are also a few 
interesting illustrations. 

Tlie publishers state lliat there lias been an excellent 
saJe for Rev. Gecn-ge Bryce's "The Romantic Settlement 
of Loi-d Selkirk's Cohniisls." whii-h was published early 
in September. The edition has been almost entirely sold 


Volume lY. of the Publications of the Champlain So- 
ciety of Canada, appeared last month. It contajns. "The 
Loiis of the Confiuest of Canada," edited with an intro- 
duction by LI. -Colonel William Wood, author of "Tlie 
Fii;-Iil fiu' Canada." The introduction itself extends to 
164 |)aiies. giving a. comprehensive account of the three 
campaigns of Louisburu-. Quebec and Montreal. The logs 
are i-eprodnced exactly as they were entered' in the sh'ips' 

It is expected Dial Father A. G. Morice's important 
woi-k. "The History of the Catholic Church in Western 
Canada." will be ready some time this montb. It is to 
aiipear in two volumes at .$4. The publishers are the 
IMnsson Book Co.. Toronlo. wlio are levoting more and 
nioi'o attention to the publication of Canadian books. 


'1' II l<: C'A i\" A 1) I A x 

(UJ Ki\J AN 

The Elgin Historical and Scieiitilic Institute lias in 
the press its third publication, being- the story n\ 'tlu! 
Talbot Centennial Celebration at St. Thomas in lii03. 
Judge C. 0. Krmatinger is editing the volume, which 
will be illustrated. 

William Brig-gs i)romises I'or the 1st of November, 
"Canada : The Kmpire of the North," by Agnes C. Laut. 
It was expected that this book would be ready on the 
1st of October, but the book has been delayed on account 
of securing international copyright. 

Dr. Saunders' book entitled "Three Premiers of Nova. 
Scotia," which was promised by William Briggs for 
issue on the 1st of October, ha,s been unavoidably de- 
layed in go'ing through the press, but it is expected that 
it will be ready about the' 1st of November. 
Dr. Saunders' book will be one of the most important 
historical works of the year, and is being looked forward 
to with great interest by both the critics and public 

It is interesting to note in connection with Mr. Ar- 
thur" Johnston's "Myths and Facts of the American Re- 
volution," which was issiied by William Briggs last 
year, and which slates the American historians unmer- 
cifully for their accounts of the Revolution, that the 
publisher has placed an edition with a Boston House 
which intends to circulate it as widely as possible 
throughout the United States. 

William Briggs has just published "The Imperial An- 
niversary Book," compiled by Harold Saxon. 

William Briggs expects to have ready within a few 
days Edwin G. Rundle's new book, entitled "A Soldier's 
Life." This book will contain the personal reminiscences 
of Mr. Rundle, late Serjeant-Major in Her Majesty's 
17th Leicestershire Regiment of Foot, and contains an 
introduction by Major Henry J. Woodside, of Ottawa. 
The book will prove to be a very interesting one to Can- 
adians as Serjeant-Major Rundle took part in the 
Trent affair, and was a member of the Red River Ex- 
peditian under Sir Garnet Wolseley, now Field-Marshall 

Lord Wolseley. 

The Teleo^rapli Printing Company, of Quebec, are the 
publishers of the "Grosse Isle Tragedy and the Monument 
to the Irish Fever Victims of 1847." The title describes 
the purport of the work. It is for sale in three bindings, 
at $1, $1.50 and $3. 

The new edition of "The Speeches and Public Letters 
of Joseph Howe," edited by J. A. Ohisholm, K.C., of 
Halifax, has at length appeared. It is in two volumes, 
and is publislied by the Chronicle Publishing Co. 


A life of Arhcbishop Machray, by his nephew, Robert 
Maehray, sometime Canon of St. John's, Winnipeg, is in 
preparation by the Maemillan Co. During an episcopate 
of nearly forty years, first as Bishop, then as Metropoli- 
tan, and finally as Archbishop of Rupert's Land, he wit- 
nessed and actively participated in the rise and progress 
of Manitoba and the Northwest. 

Herbert N. Casson, whose writings in American maga- 
zines has brought him into prominence, has completed a 
life of Cyrus Hall McCormiek. the inventor of the reaper. 
The life and personality of the great inventor are ade- 
quately set forth with many interesting deitails of his ser- 
vices to his chosen city. Chicago. The book is published 
by A. C. Mc'Clurg & Co., Chicago. 

''The Life and Letters of James Wolfe." by Beekles 
Willson, published by Heinemann, London, has appeai'ed. 
and adds one more volume to the already lengthy list of 

''The Life of Wolfe," by Edward " Salmon, is also 
ready, published in England by Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 
and in Canada by Cassell & Co. 


There has just been placed on the nuuket })y William 
iiriggs a volume of jjoems which will no doul)t have a 
large circulaticm in Canada. These are by Kjdward W. 
Thomson, and his volume is entitled "The Many-Man- 
s'ioiuvd House and Other Poems." Mr. Thomson issued 
this book in the I nited States through the tiim of 
Houghton, Mirilin & Co., under the title, "When Lin- 
coln Died and Other Poems." The poem which gives the 
title to the Canadian edition has to d(j with the British 
Empire. The most notable poem in the volume is that 
entitled "Peter Ottawa," which was so well received 
when it (list appeared in the magazines. 


Rev. George Jackson, of Toronto, has published through 
Robert Culley, of London, "Studies in the Old Testa,- 
menl," which will be read with interest, in view of the 
author's prominence in recent religious controversies. 


Marshall Saunders, of Halifax, whose book, "Beauti- 
ful Joe," has had a great vogue for quite a number of 
years, is still writing successful juveniles. Her "Tilda 
Jane," published by L. C. Pag-e & Co., Boston, is now in 
its thirteenth printing, presaging a good demand for its 
successor of this season, "Tilda Jaine's Orphans." 

This month Little, Brown & Co., Boston, publish 
"Redney McGaw," a circus story, by Arthur E. McFar- 
lane of Toronto. Mr. McEarlane has had actual experi- 
ence of circus life and his story gives a true picture of 
life on the road. 


Arnold Haultain, private secretary to Professor Gold- 
win Smith, and himself an author of some note, has com- 
piled a number of wise and witty sayings about the ten- 
der passion, which he entitles, "Hints for Lovers." The 
book is handsomely produced by the Houghton, Mifflin 
Co., of Boston. 

J. W. Dafoe, editor of the Manitoba Free Press, Win- 
nipeg, has published, in pamphlet form, a series of let- 
ters, giving his impressions of the Imperial Press Con- 
ference, which appeared originally in the Free Press. Mi-. 
Dafoe writes enteritainingly and his letters are well worth 

The Annotated Edition of the new Church of Eng- 
land Hymn Book, which has been compiled by James 
Edmund Jones, of Toronto, will be of interest to all who 
like to know about the origin and authorship of hymns. 
The compiler has g'one very fully and accurately into his 
subject. The arrangement places the explanatory notes 
at the end of each hymn. Probably no hymn book has 
hitherto been annotated in this fashion. 

An important book on the eastern question, entitled. 
"The Chinese," has been published by the Bobbs-Merrill 
Ct., of Indianapolis. The author is John Stuart Thomson, 
who may be said to be one of the foremost authorities 
on China. Though he resides in New York. Mr. Thomson 
is a Canadian, having been born in Montreal and educated 
at MoGill University. He is the author of two suceessfn] 
books of verse, "Estabelle," and "A Day's Song," and 
has contributed to all the leading magazines. 

W. Hastings Webling, of Brantford, has had his verses 
on golf produced in artistic form by H. M. Caldwell, of 
Boston. The book is illustrated on every page, and is 
handsomely bound. It is entitled. "Fore! the Call of the 
Links." and is brimful of bright and witty rhymes about 
li'olf and golfers. 


Recent Activities Among the Canadian Publishers 

The Fiction List being Rapidly Completed — Titles 
of Books already Published — The De Morgan Book 
again Postponed — A Good Book Season Anticipated. 

The publication of tlie new De Morg'an book, "It Could 
Never Happen Again."' has once more been postponed — 
this time until November. 

The Herbert Stransi' book for bovs this season is en- 

A New Book for Boys 

(Copp, Clark Co.) 

titled, "Palm Tree Island." It is being published, as 
usual, by Henry Frowde. 

The Musson Book Co. are handling the official report 
of the Imperial Press Conference in London, a well-illus- 
trated and interesting volume. 

On October 6, the Macmillan Co. issued "Actions and 
Reactions," by Rudyard Kipling; "Stradella, " by the 
late Marion Crawford; "The Key of the Unknown," by 
Rosa Nouchette Carey; "Ca,lvary. " by Rita, and "Martin 
Eden," bv Jack London. 



A New Book for Boys 
(Copp, Clark Co.) 

The Mu.sson Book Co. have ready "Little, Sister 
Snow," the new book by Frances Little, author of "The 
Lady of the Decoration." Like the hitler, it is a small 
volume, with scene laid in Japan. They have adso ready 

"Veronica Playfair," by Maud Wilder Goodwin; "Da- 
phne ill Fitzroy Street," by E. Nesbit, and "The Land of 
Long Ago," by Eliza Calvert Hall. 

The Macmillan Co. will publish this fall among their 
gift editions, "The Water Babies," by Charles Kingsley, 
with 32 illustrations in color, by Grobel. They will also 
have a new edition of Hewlett's "Forest Lovers," with 
16 illustrations in color. 

The new novel by the American Winston Churchill, 
announced for publication this fall by the Macmillan Co., 
will not be ready until Febrnary. 

One of the most important of the Macmillan autumn 
publications will be Dr. Sven Hebin's "Trans-Himalaya: 
Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet." It will be issued 
in two volumes, with eight colored plates and about 400 
other illustrate ons. 

(Mrs. Fannie C. Macaulay) 

Author of " The Lady of the Decoration " and " Little 
Sister Snow," just published. 

Henry Frowde, Oxford Press, 'Toronto, has received 
a supply of four handsome art calendars, "The Peter 
Pan." '"The Tempest," "The Jorroeks," and "The 
Druramond," each illustrated in color by some noted art- 
ist. $1 each. 

The bulk of McLeod & Allen's fall list is now ready, 
and several of the titles are already exhausted. "The 
Conse Girl," by Harold MeGrath, a.nd "The Danger 
Mark," by R. W. Chambers, are leadei's. 

The Copp, Clark Co. report an excellent demand for 
Sir Gilbert Parker's new book, "Northern Lights," which 
is going to prove just as popular as anything he has ever 

After many dekiys, the Copp, Clark Co. have at last 
issued "Sins of Society," the novelization of the drama 
of the same name by Cecil Raleigh. The fact that the 
play is now on the boards in America adds interest to 
(his book. 



"John Marvel, Assistant," by Thomas Nelson Pago, 
is announced for publication i)y the Copp, Clark Co. on 
Octobei- 1(5. 

The Copp, Clark Co. have already issued several of 
(heir gift books, notably "The American Girl," by Har- 
rison Fisher; "Tanglewood Tales," by Julian Hawthorne; 
"Britain Overseas," and "The Road to Oz. " They have 
also ready "The Flute of the Gods," by Marsh Ellis 
Ryan; "The Haven," and "Marriage of May fair." 

This month the Copp, Clark Co. will publish Captain 
Brereton's two 'boys' books, "A Hero of Sedan," and 
"Jo'hn Bargreave's Gold," a,nd Staff-Surgeon Jeans' 
"Ford of H.M.S. Glover." 



G. P. Putnam's Sons, Retail Department, New York, 
have got out a little annotated catalogue of "Novels 
Worth Reading." which fills a long- felt want m these 
days when novel writers are so prolific. The caitalogue 
comprises first the earlier writers, then the great writers 
of the nineteenth century, wit'h detailed lists of their 
complete works, and, finally, a selection of five hundred 
of the best novels published during the past sixty years. 
In each case full particulars about the book and the 
various editions in which it may be procured, are sup- 


21287. Ontario School Book-keeping. (Book.) The 
Educational Book Company of Toronto, Limited, 2nd 

21289. The Public School English Composition. 
(Book.) Frederick Henry Sykes, Toronto, 2nd Septem- 

21290. Lessons in Art Education. (Temporary Copy- 
right.)' Mary Mulveney, London. 3rd September. 

21292. Exercises d'Arithmetique pour les Eleves dos 
Classes Primaires. Par T. Rochon. Partie du Maitre. 
Telesphore Rochon, Clarence Creek, Ont., 7 septembre. 

21293. Exercices d'Arithmetique pour les Eleves des 
Classes Primaires. Par T. Rochon. Partie de I'Eleve. 
Telesphore Rochon, Clarence Creek, Ont., 7 septembre. 

21291. Droit Public de I'Eglise : L'Eglise et I'Edu- 
cation a la Lumiere de I'Histoire et des Principes 
Chretiens. Par Mgr. Louis Adolphe Paquet. (Livre.) 
Mgr. Louis Adolphe Paquet, Quebec, 7 septembre. 

21315. A Handbook to Winnipeg and the Province 

of Manitoba, l'iei)arc(l for the 79th Annual Meeting' of 
the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 
1909. (Book.) W. Sanford Evans, Winnipeg, 11th Sep- 

21310. Woodstock Directory, 1909. Union Publish- 
ing Company of Tngersoll, Ingersoll, 11th September. 

21317. Peterborough Directory, 1909. Union Publish- 
ing Company of Ingersoll, Ingersoll, 11th September. 

21325. Tuberculosis. (Chapter contained in the book 
Health Reader No. 2.) J. & A. McMillan, St. John, New 
Brun.swick, 11th September. 

21327. Posies for Polly. Child Verse. By Margaret 
McCausland. (Book.) The Municipal World, Limited, 
St. Thomas, 13th September. 

21331. CJage's Ontario School Book-keeping Blank. 
General Course. (Book.) The Educational Book Com- 
pany of Toronto (Limited), Toronto, 15th September. 

21332. The Pupil's Outfit in Business Papers. 
(Book.) The Educational Book Company of Toronto 
(Limited), Toronto, 15th September. 

21337. Northern Lights. By Gilbert Parker. (Book.) 
Gilbert Parker, London, England, 17th September. 

21338. The Ontario High School Arithmetic for use 
in Continuation Schools, High Schools and Collegiate 
Institutes. (Book.) The Hunter, Rose Company, Limited, 
Toronto, 17th September. 

21352. Sermon from Shakespeare. (Temporary Copy- 
right.) The Bradley-Garretson Company, Limited, 
Brantford, 21st September. 

21353. Seven Minute Sermon. (Temporary Copy- 
right.) Miss E. S. Davidson, Brantford, 21st September. 

21358. La Letire ou Lecons de Style Epistolaire a 
I'usage des Ecoles Primaires. Par Mile A. Germain. 
(Deuxieme Edition.) Madame (Veuve) E. Germain, 
Quebec, Que. 22 septembre. 

21369. Vingt Ans Apres. 1884-1904. Reclt Veridi- 
que, Historique, Anecdotique, Epique et Typique d'un 
Conventum d'Anciens Collegiens. Par Victor Morin. 
(Livre.) Victor Morin, Quebec, Que., 24 septembre. 

21374. High School German Grammar and Exer- 
cises. By W. H. Van Der Smissen and W. H. Eraser. 
(Book.) The Copp, Clark Co., Limited, Toronto, 25th 

21375. Grace and Gold ; or Scriptural Giving. By 
Rev. W. J. Fowler, M.A., B.D. (Book.) Rev. W. J. 
Fowler, Lower Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, 25th Sep- 

21376. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Selected 
Quatrains from Fitzgerald's Fourth Edition. (Booklet.) 
The Macmillan' Company of Canada, Limited, Toronto, 
Ontario, 27th September. 

TKcfeeufe'Tield hhe silken-Cord fash inTn&leFb T^arv^ © 

-Illustration from a new edition of "Tanglewood Tales.' 


The Canadian Monthly List of Books for September 

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

One asterisk (*) placed before an entry in tliis list 

signifies that the book has been printed in Canada. Two 

asterisks (**) mean that the book has been printed and 

i-opyrigrhted in Canada. 

Arabian Nights. Edited by Kate Douglas Wig-gin and 
Xora Archibald Smith. 12 full-page illustrations, 
title page, cover and end papers in full colors by 
Maxfield Parrish. Toronto : Copp, Clark. September. 
Square Svo. $2.50 net. 

Arabian Nights. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson and 
Helen Stratton. Toronto: Copp, Clark. September. 
Cloth. $1.00. 

Arabian Nights, iietold for children by Gladys David- 
sou. With many illustrations in color and in black- 
and-white, by Helen Stratton. Toronto : Copp, Clark. 
September. Large crown Svo. Cloth, gilt top, $1.25. 

Arnold's Practical Commentary on the International Les- 
sons, 1910. Toronto: Fleming H. Revel! Co. Sep- 
tember. Cloth, 50 cents. 

Balmer, Edwin. Waylaid by Wireless. Toronto: Mc- 
Leod & Allen. September. Cloth, $1,25. 

Barker, Elsa. The Son of Mary Bethel. Toronto: McLeod 
& Allen. September. Cloth. $1.25. 

Barr, Robert. Cardillac. Toronto: McLeod & Allen. Sep- 
tember. Cloth, $1.25. 
A dashing romance of mediaeval France. The reader 

is plunged at once into a series of complications, which 

surround the young Gascon hero, Cardillac. The rescue 

of a beautiful young lady from a convent is the centre 

of the plot. 

Baum, L. Frank. The Road to Oz. Toronto: Copp, Clark. 
September. Illustrat(^d. Cloth, $1.25. 

Beach, Rex E. The Silver Horde. New York: Harper 
Bros. Toronto: Musson Book Co. Cloth, $1.50. 

Beeckman, Ross. The Last Woman. Toronto: McLeod 
& Allen. September. Cloth, $1.25. 

Bennett, Arnold. The Old Wives' Tale. Toronto: McLeod 
& Allen. September. Cloth, $1.25. 

Bindloss, Harold. The Greater Power. Toronto: McLeod 
& Allen. September. Cloth. $1.25. 

Blake, Sir H. A. China. Illustrated by Mortimer Menpes. 
Toronto: Mar-millan. 'September." Cloth, $1.75. 

Book of Common Praise, being the Hymn Book of the 
Church of England in Canada. The music edited by 
Sir George C. Martin. Toronto: Henry Frowde. 
September. Seven Editions. 

Botsford, G. W. The Roman Assemblies. Toronto: Mac- 
millaii. September. .$4.00 net. 

Call, Anna Payson. Power Through Repose. New Edition 
with thi-ee new chapters. Toronto: Musson Book Co. 
September. Cloth. $1.00. 

Cecil Aldin Series. Colored illustration.?. 1, Wives: 2, 
Widows; /), Bachelors; 4, Jorroeks on Hunting. To- 
ronto: :\racmillan. September. Each 25 cents. 

Chalmers, Stephen. The Vanishing iSmuggler. Toronto: 
McLeod & .Mien. Sciitember. Cloth. $1.25. 

Chambers, Robert W. The Danger Mark. Toronto: Mc- 
Leod & AJlen. .September. Cloth. $1.25. 
Color Books. The Inns of Court. Cloth. 75 colored illus- 
trations by G. Home. Toronto: Maemillan. Septem- 
ber. $2.50. 

Davis, Wm. Stearns. .\n Oiillin,. History of ihc I{onian 
Empire. Toronto; IMacmillan. SepI ember. Cloth. (!5 
cents nel. 


Dawson, W. J. Masterman & Son. Toronto: Henry 
Frowde. September. Cloth, $1.25. 

Days With the Poets Series. Including Browning, Burns, 
Wordsworth. Longfellow. Keats and Tennyson. Illus- 
trated in color. Toronto: Henry Frowde. 30 cents 

Drummond, Henry. A Golden Month. Toronto: William 
Briggs. September. Art paper boards. 37 pages. 
50 cents. 

Dudney, Mrs. H. The Shoulder Knot. Toronto: Cassell 
& €0. September. Cloth, $1.25. 

Duncan, Norman. The Suitable Child. Toronto: Henry 

Frowde. September. Cloth, 60 cents. De Luxe Edi- 
tion, $1.00. 
Estabrook, Alma Martin. The Rule of Three. Toronto: 

McLeod & Allen. September. Cloth, $1.25. 
Everett, Chas. C. Theism and the Christian Faith. To- 
ronto: Maemillan. September. Cloth. -$3.50 net. 
Fredericks, Sidney. The Stolen Signet. Toronto: Mc- 
Leod & Allen. September. Cloth, $1.25. 
Goodwin, Maud Wilder. Veronica Playfair. Toronto: 

Musson Book Co. September. Cloth, $1.25. 
Gordon, S. D. Quiet Talks on Home Ideals. Toronto: 

Henry Frowde. September. Cloth, 75 cents. 
Habershon, S. H. Diseases of the Stomach. Toronto: 

Cassell & Co. September. Cloth, $2.75 net. 
Hall, Eliza Calvert. The Land of Long Ago. Toronto: 

]\[usson Book Co. September. Cloth, $1.25. 
Harbin, Will N. The Redemption of Kenneth Gait. New 

York: Harper Bros. Toronto: Musson Book Co. 

September. Cloth, $1.50. 
Hawke, Clarence. Shovel Horns. Toronto: Musson Book 

Co. September. Cloth. $1.25. 
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Ta,nglewood Tales. Toronto: 

Copp, Clark. September. Illustrated Gift Edition. 

Cloth, $1.50. 
Hewlett, Maurice. Open Country. Toronto: McLeod & 

Allen. September. Cloth. $1.25. 
Hole, William, R.S.G. The New Testament. Illustrated 

in color. Toronto : Musson Book Co. September. 

Cloth, 50 cents. 
Hornung, E. W. Mr. Justice Ratfles. Toronto: McLeod & 

Allen. September. Cloth, $1.25. 
In this tale. Raffles, the famous gentleman-bnrg'lar. is 
introduced in the character of a punisher of evil-doing. 
He is pitted against one of the most unscrupulous and 
clever criminals in London, in the person of Levy, alias 
Mr. Shyloek, a Jewish money-lender, and. needless to say. 
cireumvents his worst schemes. 
Howard, Keble. The Smiths of Valley View. Toronto: 

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to their relative diffic'ulty and are further divided in resi)ect of the presence or 
absence of solo parts. A brief descripti(m of the lilirctto and the salient features 
of each score is given, and is followed by an indication of the time taken in i>er- 
formance and by details of the editions and parts published. 



.Separately grouped in their several Seasons and further <'lassified into three 
grades of relative difficulty. 

Any of the above Catalogues can 



Separately grouped under the'r respective headings (Canticles, Responses, &c.) 
and further classified into three grades of relative difficulty. 



Classified into three grades of relative difficulty. 




OiUy pieces within the means of the average choral society are included. The 
division adopted in this list is : 1. Part-songs unaccompanied or accompaniment 
ad. lib. ; 2. Accompatiied Part-songs. Both classes are further divided into three 
grades of relative difficulty— easy, moderate and more advanced. 



In this catalogue Competition Festival Committees have been Considered. 
Pieces of every degree of difficulty have been fully dealt with ; the divisions 
adopted for grading the Part-songs (unaccompanied or accompanimeat ad lib., 
and accompanied Part-songs) being easy, mo<ierate, more advanced and difficult. 
Respec^ting the Ma<irig.'vls, the greater part of these are written by Elizabethan 
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contemporary foreign compo.sers. In both the dates of births and 
deaths of comi)Osers are given when obtainable. The Madrigals have been classi- 
fied according to the rnimber of voices. 

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Miss Montgomery, the Author of the "Anne'' Books 

A Short Pen Sketch of the Young Prince Edward Island Authoress, who 
has Achieved Distinction as the Creator of a Delightful Character in Fiction. 

By A. Wylie Mahon. 

Few names in Canadian lilerainre are so well known 
to-day as that of Miss \j. M. Montgomery, ''I^ucy Maiul," 
as the proud Pi'in-ee Kdwa.rd Islanders love to call her. 
It may be partly owing (o their insular position — although 


no one would care to advance this theory too openly 
whilst sojourning amongst the thrifty, sharp-witted, and 
delightfully hospitable people of that ibeautiful little pro- 
vince — that the Islanders are so clannish. The people as 
a whole feel that they have a provincial, proprietary 
right, almost a family interest in those of their number 
who are distinguishing themselves in 'the world of life or 
literature. President J. G. Schurman, of Cornell, will 
always be ''Jacob" to many of them; and Professor D. 
J. Fraser, of Montreal, will always be "Dan." The more 
charming and popular books Miss Montgomery writes the 
more tenaciously will the proud Prince Edward Islanders 
hold on to "Lucy Maud." 

Miss Montgomery's home is at Cavandish, on the north 
side of the Island, where she can look out upon the broad 
Gulf of St. Lawrence, and dream dreams and see visions, 
and exercise her imagination unrestrainedly, no Rachel 
Lynde daring to make her afraid, although it is hinted 
that Rachel's original does live and move and have her 
being in that charming countryside. 

Miss Montgomery belongs to an exceptionally clever, 
brainy family. The Rev. L. G. Macneil, the pastor-emeri- 
tus of St. Andrew's Church, St. John, N.B., who is recog- 
nized as one of the ablest preachers Canada has produced, 
is her uncle. Mr. Chester Macniell, so well known on the 
Pacific coast, is also her uncle; and Professor Macneill. 
of Dalhousie College, Halifax, is her cousin. 

Miss Montgomery showed the bent of her genius for 
story telling almost as early in life as Sir Walter Scott 
himself. When a mere child she began to write stories 
in which her cats with their comical names appeared as 

ihe principal characters. Whatever else the cats lacked, 
they did not lack imagination. They could imagine very 
much after the manner of Anne Shirley herself. 

It would be interesting to-day to read those first at- 
tempts at literature on the part of this popular writer, 
if some one had preserved them as the mother of Charles 
Kingsley in her place of concealment took down her 
child's sermons which he preached to the chairs in the 

At a very early age Miss Montgomery began contribut- 
ing stories and bits of verse to the local papers, some of 
which attracted a good deal of attention in her Island 
province. The writer knows one person who came across 
some verses written by her when she was not very far 
advanced in her teens which impressed him so favorably 
that he ventured to prophesy that the larger world would 
some day know the name of Lucy Maud Montgomery. 
This man rests his reputation as a literary prophet upon 
this prediction which is being very rapidly fulfilled these 
days when "Anne of Green Gables," and the younger 
Anne of literature that is the older Anne of life, "Anne 
of Avonlea, " are amongst the best sellers, and will soon 
require six figures to represent the number sold. 

Miss Montgomery is a prodigious worker, as any one 
might rea,dily infer from a hasty glance over the popular 
magazines and periodicals of the day where her name is 
so frequently to be found. She is now engaged on a new 
book which her friends believe will rival in interest and 
popularity the "Anne" books. 

A few months ago in a review of the Canadian litera- 
ture of the Atlantic provinces a writer in one of our 
weekly journals made some reference to Miss Montgomery. 
When this appeared in print the "Miss" had been con- 
verted into a "Mrs." The writer immediately wrote Miss 


Here Miss Montgomery has spent most of her life. The gable window 
on the left gave the inspiration of "Anne of Green Gables." 

Montgomery and assured her that he was not to blame for 
making a "Mrs." of her. He told her that being a clergy- 
man, and properly registered in the province in which he 
resided, he was legally qualified to make a "Mrs." of 



Attended by Miss Montgomery 

her, if she were to appear before him with all the neces- 
sary documents, and also a man; but under existing cir- 
cumstances, the woman and the man and the documents 
all being absent, he had no power to make a "Mrs." 
of her. 

Miss Montgomery' wrote an exceedingly clever and 
characteristic reply to this letter, assuring the clergyman 
that far worse things than that had happened 'to her in 
print. Some ha,d made a "Mr." of her. That was hard to 
bear. She said that she had no unovereomable repug- 
nance, such as some mythical females of uncertain age 
were supposed to have, to the term "Mrs." This, of 
course, presupposed a kindred spirit. Rachel Lynde, who 
is an authority in all such matters, whisper's that there 
is a kindred spirit in • Miss Montgomery's world, in the 
realm of divinity. But I must not repeat what Rachel 



Mrs. Valance Patriarche, of Wimiipeg, whose amusing 
little story, "Tag, or the CMen Boule Dog," is one of 
this fall's interesting books, first appeared in print at the 
age of fifteen, when she was assistant editor of the school 
pa,per at the Harbord Street Collegiate Institute, in To- 
ronto, and wrote short sketches for Toronto Saturday 
gc Night. "I once made as much as one dollar and a half in 

two weeks," she writes, "but the market slumped shortly 
after. Later I had a number of articles and short stories 
accepted by Canadian and American magazmes, but the 
frequency with which these periodicals suspended publica- 
lion as soon as they presented mj- effusions to the public, 
was depressing." During the last two yeai-s Mrs. Patri- 
arclie has written a little poetrj*. Some verses, entitled, 
"Ma Frien," in memory of Dr. Drummond, appeared in 
Putnam's Monfhly, shortly after the dealt of that much- 
lamented poet. With the writing of "Tag" she return- 
ed to prose. Mrs. Patriarche is the youngest daughter 
(if the late Prof. Charles Valance Peri-yman, M.A., M.D., 
of Cornwall, Eng., and Toronto, and was born in the latter 
city. Her maternal gra,ndmother was a French-Canadian 
lady of Montreal, so that she can say, "I am almost en- 
tirely a Canadian product." 

John Stuart Thomson, whose book on "The Chinese" 
has received such favorable attention from the reviewers, 
is a native of Montreal and a graduate of McGill Uni- 
versity. He began life as a boy in (he office of Sir Joseph 
Hickson, general manager of the Grand Trunk, a,nd he well 
recalls the first journey he took in Sir Joseph's private 

The scene of Aone'* life as scholar and teacher 


A young Canadian writer whose recent book on "The 

Chinese" has been unqualifiedly praised. 

ear from Montreal to Cacouna. He had ambitions to be- 
come a scholar, however, and went back to school, pur- 
suing a course which took him through the common and 
senior schools and the Presbyterian College to McGill 
University. Since his graduation he has traveled ex- 
tensively in America, Europe and Asia and has made the 
circuit of the globe. He was for a time in charge of the 
Pacific Mail, and allied trans-Pacific steamship lines at 
Hong-Kong. He now resides in New York. 


Among- contemporary writers, Mr. Arnold Haultain, 
of Toronto, author of "Walks and Walking Trips," "The 
Mystery of Golf," etc., occupies a peculiar place, both for 
the freshness of his thought and the polish and richness 
of his style. His "Hints for Lovers" (Boston : Houg-h- 
ton, Mifflin & Co., $1 net), is a unique book, upon which 
he has been engaged for more than twenty years. It is 
a collection of wise and witty sayings about the tender 
passion which have been polished and pointed until they 
will stand comparison with even such classical maxims 
as those of La Rochefoucauld. 


Interesting Items About New and Forthcoming Books 

A Number of General Publications which Should be Noted — 
Works of Biography Plentiful — Fiction Lists Almost Completed. 

There are quite a number of notable books to be 
referred to this month. They are mostly of a biographi- 
cal nature and among them the work of explorers is 
prominent. With the approach of the holiday season, 
g-ift books are also to the fore and it may be said of 
this year's productions that nothing- quite so elaborate 
has ever before been offered to the public. 

General Works. 

Commander Robert E. Peary's book on the discovery 
of the North Pole vk^ill be published by Frederick A. 
Stokes Company, and the serial will appear in Hamp- 
ton's Magazine. 

An authoritative book on aeronautics, entitled "The 
Conquest of the Air ; or the advent of aerial Naviga- 
tion," by Abbott Lawrence Rotch, has been published 
by Moffat, Yard & Co., New York. In Canada the book 
is to be had from McClelland and Goodchild, Toronto. 

"Recollections of Grover Cleveland," by George F. 
Parker ($3) is an announcement of special interest by the 
Century Co., New York. 

"The Autobiography of Henry M. Stanley," edited 
by Lady Stanley ($5.00 net) is one of the important fall 
books. Houghton, Mifflin Co., Boston, issue the Ameri- 
can edition. 

Dr. Sven Hedin's "Trans-Himalaya," an absorbing 
record of adventurous travel, is issued this month by the 
Macmillan Co. It appears in 2 volumes. ($1.50 net). 

"Vehicles of the Air," a popular exposition of mod- 
ern aeronautics with working plans, hy Victor Lougheed. 
is to be published on Nov. 15. by the Reilly & Brit ton 
Co., Chicago. ($2.50). 

Dr. Samuel McCoomb, author of "Religion and 
Medicine," has just published a new volume, "The Mak- 
ing of the English Bible." This book is to be had from 
McClelland & Goodchild, Toronto. 

"The Heart of the Antarctic," Lieut. Shackleton 's 
story of his expedition to the South Polar regions, was 
published on Nov. 4 by William Heinemann of London, in 
two volumes. 

Joseph Hofmann, the celebrated piano virtuoso, for 
two years past, has been answering through the Ladies' 
Home Journal questions from young piano students. 
These two hundred and fifty replies to definite queries 
have now been published in book form, under the title 
"Piano Questions Answered." This volume is being 
handled by McClelland & Goodchild, Toronto, who carry 
also the same author's book on "Piano Playing." 

"The Life of Sir William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of 
Largs," by Dr. Silvanus P. Thompson, is to be publish- 
ed this month by the Macmillan Co. 


Among the books which are winning considerable at- 
tention is a novel by E. Temple Thurston, a young 
Englishman, twenty-nine years of age, entitled "The City 
of Beautiful Nonsense." This novel was accorded ninth 
place in a recent plebiscite held by the London World, 
in which one hundred and forty-seven of the best novels 
of the year were listed. A Canadian edition of the book 
is being arranged for by the Musson Book Co. 

"The Florentine Frame" is the title of Elizabeth 
Robins' new novel, which is heralded by the publishers as 

her greatest novel. It is being stocked in Canada by 
McLelland & Goodchild, Toronto. 

After all there is to be no new novel from Winston 
Churchill this fall. It had been hoped that the story on 
which he has been at work since he finished "Mr. Crewe's 
Career," would be ready in November, but his publish- 
ers, the Macmillan Co., have had to po.stpone publica- 
tion until February at least. The same fate has befallen 
Roger Herrick's new story "A life for a Life," and 
Gertrude Atherton's latest novel, both of which are now 
announced for February. 

The November fiction publications of the Copp, 
Clark Co. will include "Anne Veronica," by H. G. Wells; 
"Sailor's Knots," a volume of short stories by W. W. 
Jacobs; "Faces in the Mist," by J. A. Steuart; "Bella 
Donna," by Robert Hichens, "Seymour Charlton," by 
W. B. Maxwell, "The Sheriff of Dyke Hole," by Ridg- 
well Cullem, "Posson Jone and Pere Raphael," by 
George W. Cable. Practically all will be ready by the 
middle of the month. 

Interest in Spain has been very much quickened of 
late and the publication of a novel, presenting a study 
of Spain as it now is, is worth noting. In "The 
Shadow of the Cathedral," by Vincent Ibanez, that 
writer shows how the church has fallen on revelutionary 
days, and has become weakened in influence through the 
all-permeating forces of the modern spirit. Toledo with 
its great cathedral is the scene of the story. The book 
has been published in England by Constable & Co., and 
is til be had in Canada from the Copp, Clark Co. 

Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Land of the Blue 
Flower," is announced as a fairy-taile or allegory for 
grown-ups. It tells how peace, love and prosperity 
came to the country of King Amor from the cultivation 
of the blue flower and is a story full of symbolism. The 
little book is being- handled in Canada by McClelland & 
Goodchild, who have also a stock of the same writer's 
new juvenile "Barty Crusoe," the sequel to "Good 
Wolf," published last year. 


Two new volumes in the "When Mother Lets Us 
Series" are now ready — "When Mother Lets us Give a 
Party" and "When Mother Lets Us Help." This little 
series of books for the young folk is meeting with a 
good reception. McClelland & Goodchild are marketing 
it in Canada. 

A new volume is ready in the Every Child Should 
Kiiiiw Series, viz., "Trees Every Child Should Know," 
by Julia E. Rogers. This volume is beautifully illus- 
trated by forty-seven pages of photographs. It is handled 
in Canada by McClelland & Goodchild, Toronto. 

McClelland & Goodchild are handling in Canada two 
popular books for teachers, "How to Tell Stories to 
Children," by Sarah Cone Bryant, and "Stories to Tell 
to Children)," by the same writer. 

"School Children the World Over," is an attractive 
book of pictures and accounts of school children in coun- 
tries all over the world. The pictures are taken direct 
from life and there is a story for each picture. It makes 
a capital gift book for children. (McClelland & Good- 



Fall Novels and Stories by Canadians 

Qyite a Respectable Showing — Works of Fiction of 

a High Order of Merit — Several Figure 

Among the Best Sellers in America. 

When one pauses to reckon the number of Cana,dian 
novels and stories this autumn, one is naturally surprised 
to discover so many of them. Canada may well be proud 
of her story-writers, for in the little collection of fall 
books by her men and women novelists, is to be found 
woi-k of a high order of merit. 

A Humorous Little Sketch. 

A sparkling vein of humor runs through the little volume 
which Mrs. Valance J. Patriarche, of Winnipeg, has con- 
tributed to the list of fall fiction by Canadians. (Tag or 
the Chien Boule Dog. By Valance J. Patriarche. Boston : 
L. C. Page & Co. $1.) The story concerns the fates and 
fortunes of a voung Canadian bride and groom on their 

Author of "Tag, or the Chien Boule Dog." 

honeymoon trip to New York, a small French-Canadian 
boy and his ugly little dog. It would be disclosing too 
much to attempt to outline the plot. Suffice it to say there 
is a very amusing situation created, which leads to all 
manner of humorous episodes. The author has shown a 
remarkable ability in treating the subject. The illustra- 
tions add considerably to the fun of the book, which sbould 
take a front place among the humorous stories of the day. 

Ohaxming Anne Reappears. 

The Avarm reception accorded to ''Anne of Green 
Gables," which has given it. a place in the list of best 
sellers for many months past, was quite sufficient to justify 
Miss Montgomery in continuing the story of her delight- 
ful child heroine. (Anne of Avonlea. By L. M. Mont- 
gomery. Boston: L. C. Page & Co. .$1.50.) But even 
with this introduction her latest book stands on its oavu 
merits a.s a fulfilment of early promise in the charming 
maiden, who like a beam of sunshine gladdens all hearts. 

Some of the old characters reappear and a new world 
(jf child life is unfolded in the school over which Anne 
presides. This is a pure, good book, worthy of a place 
among the best of recent Canadian fiction. 

Robert E. Knowles' New Story. 

Books that lay hold of the heart and the imagination 
carry with them the elements of their own popularity 
and their author's best praise. These characteristics are 
not less pronounced in the present volume (The Attic 
Guest. By R. E. Knowles. Toronto: Fleming H. Revell 
Co. .$1.25) than in Mr. Knowles' earlier books. Their 
author possesses the insight that enables him to penetrate 
into the hidden springs of action and equally the power 
to carry forward the story of daily life with a light touch 
of merry humor. He has drawn his materials for the 
present book in part from the sunny south — its courtly 
distinction and hospitality and its vexed color problem — 
and, in part, from the parish experiences of a young 
Scotch minister in Canada. A welcome addition to Can- 
adian fiction. 

A Canadian Historical Romance. 

Among the many works of fiction by Canadian authors, 
dealing with purely Canadian subjects, none is more 
worthy of commendation than the new novel of the poet- 
novelist. Wilfred Campbell, of Ottawa. (A Fair Rebel. 
By W. Wilfred Campbell. Toronto: Westminster Co. 
$1.25.) The incidents rest on the historical basis of the 
war of 1812. The characters are representative of the 
period prior to the fusion and consolidation of the trans- 
planted elements at that time composing the populaition 
of Upper Canada. The romance, which concerns the fate 
and fortunes of a young British officer and "The Beautiful 
Rebel," runs its course through the stormy period of the 
war aind closes with the peaceful calm of the new order 
when the country has taken a step forward in her develop- 

Norman Duncan's Pretty Christmas Story. 

There is a touch of the Dickens style in Norman 
Duncan's little Christmas story. (The Suitable Child. By 
Norman Duncan. Toronto: Henry Frowde. $1.) The 
joyful and the pathetic come very close together, as the 
writer narrates the experiences of The Old Gentlema,n 
with the Twinkling Eyes, The Lady in Black, the Big 
Farmer from Saskatchewan, the English Church Clergj'- 
man, the Negro Porter and The Little Boy from the Day 
Coach in the sleeping car of the Winnipeg Express on 
Christmas eve. It has all 'the charm of the old-time Christ- 
mas story, with the added interest of a familiar present- 
day setting, and confirms Duncan's place among the 
writers of to-day, who can stir the heart-strings. 

A Dashing Love Story. 

"An Unofficial Love-Story" is the title of a short 
novel by Albert Hickman, Pietou. (New York: ' Century- 
Co. Chrtli, $1.) This ta!eirted young author has changed 
his field of action somewhat since he wrote "The Sacrifice 
of the Shannon." which we presume was his first novel. 
He has latterly gone in for rather unusual love-stories, 
of which the present is a fair example. The scene is 
laid in a small Canadian city, presumably Halifax, for 
the Atlantic Ocean plays a part in the tale. The heroine 
is represented as a captivating maiden, at whose feet all 
the men of the place have fallen. The hero is an English- 
man', who comes to Canada on a diplomatic mission. The 
charm of the story lies in the intimate and unusual way in 
which the plot is unravelled. Mr. Hickman writes in a 
clever vein and some of his sentences are i-emarkable for 
their pith a.nd humor. 


Books by Canadian Writers and Books About Canada 

A Record of Activities in the Publishing 
World in which Canadians are Interested. 

With the fall season nearly over the number of books 
coming- under this heading' begins to diminish. There is 
very little new work to announce and until the Christ- 
mas rush is over, everybody's atlcntiou will he t'eiiired 
on the books that have already or are now appearing. 

History and Biography. 

A Canadian edition of the "Life of Robert Machray, 
D.D., LL.D., D.C.L., Archbishop of Rupert's Land, 
Primate of all Canada, etc." by his nephew, Robert 
Machray, sometime Canon of St. John's), Winnipeg, has 
been arranged for by the Macmillan Co. This important 
volume contains many fine photogravures and other 
illustrations and is listed at $5 net. 

Norman Duncan, author of "Every Man for H'imself," 
and other books, and best known as the man who gave 
the first account of Dr. Grenfell of the Labrador Medi- 
cal Mission, has written a short book, which the Har- 
pers are publishing immediately, about another militant 
Christian, the Rev. Frank Higgins. The latter, under 
the auspices of the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions, 
has given up years of his life to practical xninistry 
among the men of the Minnesota lumber camps, who, 
through the presence of debauching- temptations at 
seasons when work is impossible, "ar^ going to their 
own ruin because there's nothing else to do." Mr. Dun- 
can visited Higgins in the camps and wrote an article 
for Harper's Magazine describing what he saw ; later 
he paid another visit, and followed the article with the 
book, which will bear the same title, "Higg-ins— A Man's 

Beccles Wilson's "Life and Letters of Wolfe" is being 
handled in Canada by the Macmillan Co. It is a large 
and imposing work selling at $4.50'. The fact that Mr. 
Wilson resides at Squerries Court, where Wolfe lived, 
has g-iven him special opportunities to study the life of 
the great soldier. 

"The Life of Wolfe," by Edward Salmon in the 
Makers of English History Series, has been published in 
Canada by Cassell & Co. It is a compact book, telling 
concisely and accurately the story of Wolfe's career. 

The Lennox and Addington Historical Society, of 
which Mr. Clarence M. Warner of Napance is president, 
have just published their first annual report, which is 
quite an interesting publication. It contains half a 
dozen papers on local historical subjects, contributed by 
members of the Society. Neatly printed, it makes a 
nice little initial volume and it is to be hoped that the 
Society will be encouraged to proceed with the publica- 
tion of other records. 


Professor John Edgar McFadyen's "The City with 
Foundations," is being published this month by the 
Westminster Co. 

Professor George Jackson's "Studies in the Old 
Testament," is for sale in Canada by William Briggs. 
It is dedicated to the office bearers and members of 
Sherbourne Street Methodist Church, Toronto, and con- 
tains half a dozen lectures delivered before an American 
University on such themes as "The Old Testament and 
Modern Criticism," "Historical Trustworthiness of the 
Old Testament," etc. 

Rev. Louis H. .Jordan, D.D., formerly pastor of St. 
.James' Square Presbyterian Church, Toronto, who was 
known when in Toronto as the millionaire preacher, has, 
in collaboration with an Italian writer, written "A 
Study of Religion in Italian Universities," which Henry 
Frowde has just published. 


A small descriptive work on "Canada," by J. T. 
Bealby, an Englishman now resident in British Colum- 
bia, has been published by the Macmillan Co. It has a 
number of illustrations in color. The same writer has 
also compiled a larger work on "Fruit Ranching in Brit- 
ish Columbia," which is issued by the same publishers. 

Alston Rivers, Limited, London, announces "Labra- 
dor ; It's Discovery, Exploration and Development," by 
W. G. Gosling, St. .John's, Newfoundland. The book 
contains over 30 illustrations and maps. 21s. net. 

"Rambles and Adventures in Australasia, Canada, 
India, etc," by St. Michael Podmore, was published last 
month by L. Upcott Gill, London. 

An authoritative work on Labrador by Dr. Grenfell 
and his associates is to appear this month, through the 
Macmillan Co. In addition to the main body of the " 
book, with its chapters on Physiography, the People of 
the Coast, the Missions, the Dogs, the various Fisheries, 
there are short chapters on the Flora, the Fauna, the 
Geology, etc., each by a scientific author of standing. 
Dr. Grenfell and his associates have spared no effort to 
make this an indispensable book for all tourists and 
students, and in addition it has the attractiveness of 
Dr. Grenfell's own sturdy, independent personality. 

Norman Duncan has no fewer than three books on 
this fall's list, — one a work of fiction, one of biography 
and the third an entertaining travel book,, "Going Down 
from Jerusalem." In it he gives an insight into the 
Oriental type of imagination, humor and faith. With an 
artist friend Mr. Duncan went over the route which must 
have been taken by the Holy Family when they went 
down into Egypt, and in his rendering of the talk over 
the camp-fire, the parables and tricks and ways of look- 
ing at life of the men he encountered and employed, he 
has caught the spirit of the East far better than many 
more pretentious writers. (Harper & Brothers, New 
York, $L50.) 


The Macmillan Co. have just published "Introductory 
Educational Psychology," by Samuel Bower Sinclair. 
M.A., Ph.D. and Frederick Tracy, B.A., Ph.D. 

"The Treatment of Disease," being an address in 
medicine delivered before the Ontario Medical Associa- 
tion, Toronto, Jtme 3, 1909, by Professor William Osier 
of Oxford University, has been published in a paper 
edition by Henry Frowde. 

The Renouf Publishing' Co. are issuing from the press 
in time for the Christmas ti-ade a very pretty little 
Christmas Roundelay, a song for the Christmas tree, by 
the Rev. M. 0. Smith. M.A.. Montreal, author of "The 
Ballad of Ruth." and other verses. The music is catchy 
and the words very beautiful, and it will, no doubt, have 
a popular sale. 


The Canadian Monthly List of Books for October 

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

One asterisk (*) placed before an entry iu this list 
>iguities that the book has been printed in Canada. Two 
asterisks (**) mean that tlie book has been printed and 
eopyrighted in Canada. 

Albright, V. E. The Shakespearian Stage. Toronto : Mac- 
millan. Oct. Cloth, $1.50 net. 

Anieric.'Ui Girl, The. Drawings by Harrison Fisher. 12 il- 
lustrations in full color. Toronto: Copp. Clark. Oct.. 
Folio. $3.50 net. 

Anderson, A. J. The Romance of Fra Filippo Lippj. To- 
ronto: Copp, Clark. Oct. Cloth, $2.50. 

As You Like It. Illustrated in color by Hugh Thomson. 
Toronto: Musson. Oct. Boxed, $3.5'0 net. 

Bacheller, Irving. The Master. Toronto: Musson. Oct. 
Cloth, $1.25. 

**Barton, James W. Physical Training. Toronto: Mus- 
son. Oct. Cloth, $1.00. 

Bealby, J. T. Canada. 12 full-page illustrations in color. 
Macmillan's Color Books. Toronto: Maemillan. Oct. 
Cloth. 50 cents. 

Bealby, J. T. Fruit Ranching in British Columbia. To- 
ronto: Maemillan. Oct. Cloth, $1.00 net. 

Bed-Time Picture Book. Bo-Peep Series. Toronto: Cas- 
sell. Oct. 30 cents. 

Beeckman, Ross, The Last Woman. Toronto: McLeod 
& Allen. Oct. Cloth, $1.25. 

Betts, Ethel Franklin. Complete Mother Goose. To- 
ronto: Copp, Clark. Oct. Cloth, $1.50. 

Bible for Home and School. Edited by Shailer Matthews. 
Genesis, by H. G. Mitchell. Toronto: Maemillan. 

Oct. 90 cents net. 
Galatians. by B. W. Bacon. Toronto: Maemillan. .lO 
cents net. 

Boy Blue Picture Book. Bo-Peep Series. Toronto: Cas- 
sell. Oct. 30 cents. 

Brereton, Captain F. S. A Hero of Sedan. TDninto: Copp, 
Clark. Oct. Cloth, $1.50. 

Brereton, Captain F. S. John Bargi-eave's Gold. Toronto: 
Copp, Clark. Cloth, $1.25.. 

Burnett, Frances Hodgson. Emily Fox Seton. Toronto: 
Copp, Clark. Oct. Cloth, .$1.50. 
The author's &torie.s, "The Making of a Marchioness" 

and "The Methods of Lady Walderhurst," with the same 

heroine, aire here put under cnie cover as a complete work. 

with eight full-page illustrations. 

Barton, William, and Hobson, R. L. The Marks of Pot- 
terv and Porcelain. Toronto: Maemillan. Oct. Cloth, 

"*Campbell, W. Wilfred. A Fair Rebel. Toronto: West- 
minster Co. Cloth, $1.25. 
An historical romance of the time of the war of 1812, 

with its scenes laid in Ontario. 

Carey, Rosa N. The Key of the Unknown. Toronto: Mae- 
millan. OH. Clolh, $1.25. 

Castle, Agnes and Egerton. Diamond Cut Paste. Toronto: 
. Briggs. Oct. Cloth. $1.25. 

Chatterton, E. Keble. The Marriages of May fair. To- 
ronto: Copp, Clark. Oct. Cloth, $1..50. 
Tbis is the story, told in book form, of the great Drury 

Lane play of 1&08. It has a strong love interest, which 

runs right through the book, ending happily after many 

complications. The atmosphere of the play has been re- 
tained and a perusal of the book is almost as good as an 

attendance at the performance. 

Christmas in the Heart. A Book of Gladness and De- 
votion. Toronto: Musson. Oct. 30 cents. 

City People. Drawings by J. Montgomery Flagg. 80 
illustrations. Toronto: Copp, Clark. Oct. Cloth, $3.50 

Collins, F. Howard. Authors' and Printers' Dictionary. 
Toronto: Henry Frowde. Oct. Paper cover, 35 cents. 

Conway, Agnes and Sir Martin. The Childi-en's Book of 
Art. 16 full-page illustrations in color. Maemillan 
Color Books. Toronto: Maemillan. Oct. Cloth, $1.75. 

Copeland, Chas. T., and Hersey, F. W. C. Representative 
Biographies of English Men of Letters. Toronto: Mae- 
millan. Oct. Cloth, $1.25 net. 

Crawford, F. Marion. Stradella. Toronto: Maemillan. 
Oct. Cloth, $1.50. 

Crew, Henry, and Jones, F. T. Elements of Physics. New 
and revised edition. Toronto: Maemillan. Cloth, $1.10 

*Dill, Mrs. L. A. ^ Two Christmas Gifts. Toronto: Wil- 
liam Briggs. 32 pages. Oct. Paper covers. 25 cents. 

Donahey, M. Dickerson. Down Spider Web Lane. To- 
ronto: Briggs. Oct. 6 color plates. Cloth, $1.25. 

Dow, Ethel C. The Proud Roxana. Toronto: Briggs. Oct. 
Cloth. $1.25. 

Eaton, Seymour. Teddy B. and Teddy G., the Bear De- 
tectives. Toronto: Briggs. Oct. Cloth, $1.50. 

Ellis, Edward S. Fire, Snow and Water. Canada Series. 
Toronto: Musson. Cloth, 75 cents. 

Emerson, Henry P. and Bender, Ida C. English. Spoken 
and Written. (Lessons in Language for Primary 
Grades. Book T.) Toronto: Maemillan. Oct. 35 cents 

English Narrative Poems. Selected and edited by Fuess 
and Sanborn. Macmillan's Pocket Classics. Toronto: 
Maemillan. Oct. 25 cents net. 

Garvice, Charles. Tn Wolf's Clothing. Toronto: Henry 
Frowde. Oct. Cloth. .$1.25. 

Garvice, Charles. The Fatal Ruby. Toronto: Henry 
Frowde. Oct. Cloth. $1.25. 

Gerard, Morice. The King's Signet. Toronto: Henry 
Frowde. Oct. Cloth. $L2.5. 

Goncourt. Les Academecians. The Colour of Paris. To- 
ronto: Musson. Oct. Cloth, .$3.50 net. 

Gould's Dranghts. Problems. Critical Positions and 
Games. Toi-onto: Musson. Oct. Cloth. 75 cents. 

Haggard, H. Rider. Ladv of Blo.ssholme. Toronto: Henry 
Frowde. Oct. Cloth. $1.25. 

Harte, Bret. Choice Works. Red Cloth Edition. To- 
ronto: Musson. Oct. Cloth. $1.00. 

Haultain, Arnold. Hints for Lovers. Boston: Houghton. 
.Mifflin & Co. Oct. Cloth. $1.00 net. 
Tlie authoi- is private secretary to Prof. Goldwin 

Smith, Toronto, and has alreadv written "Walks and 

Walking." and "The Mystery of Golf." 

Havergal, Frances Ridley. Devotional Booklets. 10 titles. 
Tor()iit(»; Mnss(jn. Oct. Cloth, 25 cents each. 

Hebert, M. H. French Pronunciation Made Easy. To- 
ronto; Musson. Oct, 25 cents. 



Heritage. Household Cookery. Toronto: Casaell. Oct. 
Oil cloth, $1.05. 

Holloway, Jane. Flower Fann. Toronto: Brigg-.s. Cloth, 

Hutchinson, Frederick Winthorp. The Men Who Found 
America. 8 full-page color plates. Toronto: Briggs. 
Cloth. $1.50. 

Irving, Washington. Old Christmas. Pictured in color 
by Cecil Aldin. Toronto: Copp, Clark. Oct. Cloth. 
$1.50 net. 

Jeans, T. T. Ford of H. M. S. Vigilant. Toronto: Copp, 
Clark. Oct. Cloth, $1.25. 

* Johnston, Rev. T. J. The Lord's Day Observance Vindi- 
cated. Toron'to: William Brings. 32 pages. Oct. Paper 
covers, 20 cents.. 

Jordan and Labanca. Study of Religion in Italian Uni- 
versities. Toronto: Henry Frowde. Oct. Cloth, $2.00. 

Kemp, E. G. The Face of China. Toronto: Musson. 
Oct. Cloth, $3.50 net. 

Kerr, David. Lost Among White Africans. Toronto: 
Cassell. Oct. New Edition. 75 cenis. 

King, Ben. Jane Jones. Illustrated gift book. Toronto: 
Wiliam Briggs. Oct. Cloth, $2.00 net. 

Kipling, Rudyard. Actions and Reactions. Toronto: 
Macmillan. Oct. Uniform Edition. Cloth, $1.50. Poc- 
ket Edition on India paper. Limp Leather, $1.50. 

Laut, Agnes C. Canada, the Empire of the Nort'h. To- 
ronto: William Briggs. Oct. Cloth, $2.00. Illustrated. 

Lee's Guide to tlie Game of Draughts. New Edition. To- 
ronto : Musson. Oct. Cloth. 30 cen'ts. 

Le Queux, William. The Red Room. Toronto: Cassell. 
Oct. Cloth, $1.25. 

Little, Frances. Little Sister Snow. Toronto: Musson. 
Oct. Cloth, $1.00. 
The writer of 'this charming little book is already well 

known to the reading public as the au'thor of ''The Lady 

of t'he Decoration." The present volume, with effective 

of Japanese girlhood and womanhood in the person of 

lit'tle Sister Snow. Wifh sympathetic touch and in grace- 
ful language the a-uthor depicts the pathos of woman'* 

limitations in the Orient. 

London, Jack. Martin Eden. Toronto: Macmillan. Oct. 
Cloth, $1.50. 

Lowell, James Russell. The Courtin'. Illustrated gift 
edition. Toronto: William Briggs. Oct. Cloth, -$1.50 

Lyons, Andrew W. The Grammar of Lettering. A Hand- 
book of Alphabets. Toronto: Musson. Oct. Cloth. 

Mabie, Hamilton Wright. Fairy Tales from Grimm. To- 
ronto: Brigo-s. Oct. Illustrated. Cloth. $1.50. 

MacdonaJd, Alex. The White Trail. Canada Series. To- 
ronto: Mnsson. Cloth, $1.50. 

Marchant, Bessie. Daughters of tlie Dominion. Canada 
Series. Toronto: Musson. Cloth, $1.50. 

**Marny, Suzanne. Tales of Old Toronto. Toronto: Wil- 
liam Brisffs. Oct. Cloth. $1.25. 

Martin, Edward S. The Wayfarer in New York. To- 
ronto: Macmillan. Oct. Cloth, .$1.25. 

MHller, J. R, Go Forward. Illustrated in color. To- 
ronto: Musson. Oct. Paper. 25 cents. 

Miller, J. R. The Master's Friendships. Illustrated lin 
color. Toronto: Musson. Oct. Paper cover, 25 cents. 

Moffatt, Cleveland. Throusrh the Wa'l. Toronto: Copp. 
Clark. Oct. Cloth. $1.25. 
Lloyd Kittredfff', a young A.merican. has been leading 

a rather gay and foolish life in Paris, when he loses all 

his money and resolves on reform. He has fallen in 

love with a girl about whom there is a mystery which is 

quite as impenetrable to her as to others. When a well- 

known billiard player is murdered in a private room of 
a cafe all the evidence points to Kittredge and he is 
arrested. Paul Coquenil, a detective, finally finds the 
real murderer and clears up the mystery surrounding the 
girl, but only after they have passed through incredible 
dangers and adventures. 

Montgomery, L. M. Anne of Avonlea. Boston: L. C. 
Page & Co. Clotli, $1.50. 
Introduces Anne of Green Gables at a little later 
period of her life, when she has became a school-mistress. 
The setting is Prince Edward Island. 
Nicholson, Meredith. Lords of High Decision. Toronto: 

Musson. Oct. Cloth, $1.25. 
Norris, W. E. The Perjurer. Toronto: Copp, Clark. Oct. 
Cloth, $1.25. 
The plot, which is one of unsusual interest, is based 
on a lie told by Col. Julyan, wlio is anxious to marry the 
lieroine. Miss Helen Monk. Thinking she loves another, 
he perjures himself :in order to win her. The situations 
are ingeniously arranged and the various personages in- 
troduced are skilfully portrayed. 
Nugent 's French-English and English-French Dictionary. 

Toronto: Musson. Oct. Cloth, 50 cents. 
O'Higgins. Harvery J. Old Clinkers. Toronto: McLeod 

& Allen. Oct. Cloth, $1.25. 
Os^er, William, M.D. The Treatment of Disease. An Ad- in Medicine before the Ontario Medical Associa- 
tion, Toronto, June 3, 1909. Toronto: Henry Frowde. 
Paper covers, 30 cents net. 
Oxenham, John. Great Heart Gillian. Toronto: Henry 

Frowde. Oct. Cloth. $1.25. 
Oxley, J. Macdonald. Fire and Drum at Louisburg. Can- 
ada Series. Toronto: Musson. Cloth, $1.00. 
Oxley, J. Macdonald. Standing the Test. Canada Series. 

Toronto: Musson. Cloth, 35 cents. 
Oxley, J. Macdonald. Ti-Ti-Pu. Canada Series. Toronto : 

Musson. Cloth. 35 cents. 
Page, Thomas Nelson. John Marvel, Assistant. Toronto: 
Copp. Clark. Oct. Cloth, $1.50. 
Conceived on a broad scale, this important novel pic- 
tures social conditions in a western American city with 
much verisimilitude. The hero, a young southerner, re- 
lates the story, which opens in a university town in tlie 
east, but soon shifts its centre of interest to the west. He 
SToes thilher with scanty funds, but succeeds in making 
his way against heavy odds. His inspiration is the hero- 
ine, Eleanor Leigh, daughter of a millionaire, who ta,kes 
up slum work and is pictured as a very fine character. 
Pageant of English Poetry, The. Being 1,150 Poems and 
Extracts by 30O authors. Oxford Poets' Series. To- 
ronto: Henry Frowde. Oct. Cloth. $1.25. 
Patriarche, Valance J. Tag. or the Chien Boule Dog. Il- 
lustrated by Wa'lace Goldsmith. Boston: L. C. Page 
& Co. Cloth, $1.00. 
An amusing little story iby a Winnipeg lady. 
Pemberton, Max. The Fortunate Prisoner. Toronto: 
Henry Frowde. Oct. Cloth, .$1.25. 

PhiUpott, Eden. The Haven. Toronto: Copp, Clark. 

Oct. Cloth, .$1.25. 

Brixham, an English fishing village, is the scene of this 
simple story. John Major, an old fishennan, and his 
two children, Lydia and Ned, are the central figures. The 
daughter marries, against her father's will, a handsome 
young fisherman, who does not hesitate to fish in forbid- 
den waters, and is finally landed in gaol. The son has 
an aversion to the sea. which is a great disappointment 
to his father. With these conditions a story of deep 
human interest is worked out. 
Pocock, Roger. Sword and Dragon. TorOTitq: Henry 

Frowde. Oct. Cloth, $1.25. 



Potter, Olave M. The Colour of Rome. Toronto: Mus- 

Miii. Oct. rlotb, $3.50 net. 
Ray, Anna Chapin. Half a Dozen Boys. Canada Series. 

Toronto: Musson. Cloth, 75 cents. 
Ray, Anna Chapin. Half a Dozen Girls. Canada Series. 

Toroiiio: ^fussoii. Cloth. 75 cents. 
Roberts, G. E. Theodore. Flying Plover: His Stories, Told 

Him bv Squat-by-the-Fire. Illustrated by Charles Liv- 
ingston Bull. Boston : L. C. Page & Co.' Cloth, $1.00. 
Theodore Roberts is a member of the Roberts family 
of Xew Brunswick, and a brother of Charles G. D. 
Robinson Crusoe. Macniillan's Pocket Classics. Toronto: 

Macmillan. Oct. 25 cents net. 
Romps and Rhymes. Bo-Peep Series. Toronto: Cassell. 

Oct. 30 cents. 
**Rundle, E. G. A Soldier's Life. Toronto: William 

Briggs. Oct. Illustrated. Cloth, $1.00. 
Ryan, Marah Ellis. The Flute of the Gods. Toronto: 

C.pp. riaik. Oct. Cloth, $1.50. 
Salmon, Edward. The Life of Wolfe. Toronto: Cassell 

& Co. Oct. Cloth, $1.00. 
Sandham, Henry. Adventures in America. 12 full page 

illustrations in color. Macmilla.n's Color Books. To- 
ronto: Macmillan. Oct. Cloth. $1.75. 
Saxby, Argyll. Taming of the Rancher. Canada Series. 

Toronto: Musson. Cloth, 35 cents. 
Shore, W. Teignmouth. Charles Dickens and His Friends. 

Toronto: Cassell. Oct. Cloth, $1.75. 
Smith, David, D.D. A Legend of Bethlehem. Toronto: 

^lussou. Oct. 25 cents. 
Smith, F. Berkeley. The Ladv of Big Shantv. Toronto: 

Musson. Oct. Cloth. $1.25. 
Somerville, Chas. A Woman's Way. Toronto: McLeod 

& Allen. Oft. Cloth, $1.25. 

Stevenson, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Vei'ses. II- 
lust rated by Charles Robinson. Toronto: Copp. Clark. 
Oct. Cloth. $1.50. 

Stone, Christopher. Eton. 20 full-page illustrations in 
color, by K. D. Brinton. ^Licmillan 's Color Books. To- 
ronto: Macmillan. Oct. Cloth, $2.50. 

Swan, Annie S. The Inheritance. Toronto: Henry 
Frowde. Oct. Cloth, $1.25. 

Thomson, E. W. The Many-Mansioned House. Toronto: 
William Brigg-s. Oct. Cloth, 90 cents. 
A volume of poems by the noted Canadian author 

and newspaperman. 

Townley, Houghton. The Scarlet Feather. Toronto: Mc- 
Leod & Allen. Oct. Cloth, $1.25. 

Tracy, Louis. The Stowaway. Toronto: McLeod & Allen. 
Oct. Cloth, $1.25. 

Traveler's Practical Manual of Conversation. (English. 
French, Germa,n and Italian). Toronto: Musson. Oct. 
Cloth. 50 cents. Paper, 25 cents. 

Twain, Mark. Red Cloth Edition of his W.H-k>. 21 vol- 
umes. Toronto: Musson. Oct. Cloth, $1.00 per vol- 

Vaizey, Mrs. George de Home. Old Friends and Xew. 

Toronto: Henry Frowde. Oct. Cloth. $1.25. 
Ward, Artemus. Complete Works. Red Cloth Edition. 

Toronto: Musson. Oct. Cloth. $1.00. 

Warwick, Sidney. The House of Lies. Toronto: Cassell. 
Oct. Cloth. $L25. 

Wilde, Oscar. Poems. Authorized Edition. Toronto: 
Musson. Oct. Cloth, $1.50. 

**Williams. Jennie B. Us Two Cook Book. Toronto: 
Musson. Oct. Cloth, $1.00. 

Woman's Dictionary and Encyclopedia. Toronto: Mus- 
son. Oct. Cloth." $3.0'0. 

'New volume of ANDREW LANG'S Fa7ry Book Series 

ike Red Book or Heroes 

EigKt Coloured Plates and 40 otker illustrations. Price 6s. 
This is a volume on the lines of " True Story Book," and the " Red True Story Book," all of the 
stories dealing with well-known characters in real life, such as General Gordon, Father Damien, etc. 

JOCK or tne Busnvela 

Author of the famous hooh "The Transvaal from Vvithm 

With 23 full-page illustrations (one coloured), and numerous other illustrations round the margins of 
pages, by E. Caldwell. Large Crown 8vo. , 6s. net. The Spectator states: "It is an ideal children's 
book, the best, in our opinion, since Mr. Kipling gave the world his Jungle Books." 

Upton s New Book for 1909 '' Golliwogg m tke Axrican Jungle 

31 Coloured Plates, oblong 4to. 'Price 6s. 

Suf>p1iecl from J^ontreal at import prices 

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Best Selling Books of the Month 

As Reported by Leading Booksellers 


1. Trnxton King. G. B. MeCutcheon. Brlggs. 

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

3. Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp 

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A Pen Sketch of Herbert N.Casson 

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Herbert N. Casson, author of the recent life of Cyrus 
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days before it had forsaken the town of Cobourg for 

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

In the pursuit of his purposes, Casson has lived in 
the slums of Boston and in the fashionable clubs of Now 
York and Chicago. He has edited labor papers in order 
to study trade unionism from the inside; a.nd he has been 
on the editorial staff of the New York World and the 
Wall Street Journal. He 'has tramped through Great 
Britain, lived in co-operative colonies, delved through 
Colorado and Texas, fought Socialists and WaJl Street 
gamblers alike, and has strenuously defended what Roose- 
velt 'has called the "good trusts" agaist all commers. 

The London Athenaeum, in reviewing Ca.sson'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 have become tremendously 


William De Morgan, the most remarkable of contem- 
porary novelists, who between the ages of sixty-four and 
seventy, has written four voluminous novels, was born 
in 1839 in London, where his father was a professor of 
mathematics at University College. He attended Uni- 
versity College School and at twenty entered the Royal 
Academy Schools. He studied painting there for several 
y(!-ars, but turned his attention to stained glass in 1864. 
Six years later he took up ceramics and remained a potter 
until 1904, though without much success. Then he turned 
story-writer purely by accident. During convalescence 
from a serious illness he was permitted, by way of pas- 
time, to set pen to paper. 



Whose new book, "It Never Can Happen Again,' 
Just been published by Henry Fiowde. 



General Works by Canadian Writers ^•' possessed of a varied and aecm-ate fund of Infoi-ma- 

J tion. The introduction into the Orient of western civil- 

ization, with its modern methods in transportation, com- 
merce, tinance, 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 

Last month, we devoted a page to reviewing several people to a serious consideration of present conditions 

and the future outlook. The illustrations are excellent 
and numerous. 

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

works of fiction, written bj- 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 McConnick. 

While McCormick's work as the inventor of the har- 
vester, is more partieularlj' associated with the United 
States, the land of his birth, vet Canadians may well be 
interested in this volume, ("Cyrus Hall McCormiek, His 
Life and Work," by Herbert N. 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 reaid- 

Reminiscences of a Manitoba Pioneer. 

Much 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 expei-iences of their early days 
When we do find suc'h work being done, it is matter 'of 
congratulation, both to the ma,n who writes and to the 
community he writes about. Dr. John H. O'Donnell, of 
Winnipeg, has given us a valuable book of reminiscences 
(Manitoba as I Saw It, 1869 to Date. Bv John H O'Don- 
nell, M.D.C.M. Toronto: Musson Book'Co.) in which he 
has introduced a mass of biographical detail about the 
leading men of Manitoba during the past forty years 
ers. He has written most entertainingly, "The Romance From the literary standpoint the book has defects^ both 
of Steel," and "The Romance of the Reaper," and in in style and in arrangement, but the mass of information 
this new book, he gives an excellent pen picture of the it contains will always give it a place amono- Canadian 
man, to whom more than a,ny one else, the success of the * 

epoch-making invention of the harvester is due. He has 
succeeded in picturing the life and times of McCormiek 
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- 
graphies 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 the 
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. 
Jordan. Quebec: Telegraph Printing Co.) which will pre- 
serve in permanent form the memory of that notable 
event. The publishers have produced an a,ttractive vol- 
ume, profusely illustrated with half-tones of scenes on 

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. Casgrain's little volume of speeches 

The Problems of Transportation in Canada. By Hon 

Grosse-Isle and in Ireland, and portraits of the men, who J. P. B. Casgrain. Quebec: Laflamme & Proulx.) is really 

" ' ■.■..-■ -> .1 , r,., 3 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 

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 the 
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 and 1909, respectively. Senator Casgrain has made a 

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 a'bilitv of a clever writer. 

A Story of the Chinese. 

A mine of information concerning China and the 

close study of the problem of transportation jind 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 

rw • . K ^ ^ • , 1, T , o. . m, l^^"'*'''- ^•^' "^'^"^-^^^ Salmon. Toronto: Cassell & Co. 

Chinese is to be found m a volume by Jolin Stuart Thom- Cloth. $1.25.) excells in brevity and conciseness For a 
son, a young Canadian now resident in New York. (The short and comprehensive life of the hero of Quebec the 
Chinese. By J. S. Thomson. Lidianapolis: Bobbs-Mer- book will commend itself to readers of little leisure,'who 
rill Co. Coth. $2.50 . Perhaps it might ,be even more may -be desirous of familiarizing themselves with the out- 
httingly called a whole library, for whether Mr. Thomson lines of Wolfe's career. From this it must not be in 
IS writing of the history, the geography, the ethnology, the ferred that Mr. Salmon's work is so condensed as to be 
literature, the art, the government, the education or the devoid of dramatic power. He has infused into the book 
religion of this r-emarakble and conservative people, he an element of ix)mance. and his treatment of the culmin' 
seems to be equally at home in every department, and 'Mating campaign at Quebec is full of human interest Ad 

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ppariivfy at a time wlien Wolfe's victory has again been 
bnniglit into pnblic notice by the celebration of the 
irvOtli anniversary of the taking of Quebec, the book 
should eommaiul considerable attention. 

Dr. Saunders' Monumental Work. 

Dr. Saunders, of 'Halifax, has produced what must be 
reckoned as one of the most important volumes in Cana- 
dian literature, (Three Premiers of Nova Scotia. By Ed- 
ward Manning Saunders. Toronto: Briggs. Cloth, $3.50.) 
The book, extending to G28 pages, is imposing in appear- 
ance, while it seems to possess in fts 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 intimate 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 fascinaition 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 country or: not, remains to be seen. She 
has, however, succeeded in infusing some life into a story, 
which has unfortunately been subjected to very dry treat- 
ment by previous 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 
facts 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 reading her hook 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, $1.50.) Prof. McFadyen is classed among 
the higher critics, and some of the orthodox are inclined 
to regard him with suspicion, but his present book must 
disarm all hostility. He is here working on simple gospel 
fundamentals. His hook will he a delight to all who 
enjoy the interpretation of the Scriptures in a fine and 
reverent spirit. The volume is made up of a number of 
short expositions of various verses from different parts 
of the Bihle, each with a special message of its own. 

Choice Little Volumes by Burpee. 

The little series of Canadian books compiled by Law- 
rence J. Burpee, Librarian of the Carnegie Library, Otta- 
wa, and published by the Musson Book Co., Toronto, in- 
cluding "Fiagnients of Sam Slick," "A Little Book of 
Canadian Essays," "Songs of French Ca.nada, " "By 
Canadian Streams" and Flowers from a Canadian Gar- 
den," 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 
hooks themselves have been made in England hut the 
motif has been Canadia,n. Mr. Burpee is a genuine book- 
lover and he has evidently put much time and thought into 
their compilation. The subjects are suited to the delicate 
treatment they have received. Of the first, nothing need 
1)6 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, Cremazie, Chau- 
veau, Routhier, Cartier, etc., and a collection of folk songs. 
"By Canadian Streams" tells the story of the great 
rivers of Canada, the St. Lawrence, the Saguenay, the 
Mackenzie, etc. The books are neatly boxed, and are 
bound in four styles, cloth, lambskin, Madras and velvet 
Persian. They will make charming Christmas gifts. 
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, just 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 expect in- 
dividuals or even historical societies to go to the usually 
very considerahle expense of compiling and producing 
local histories. Such work is of genuine importa,nee and 
should be supported by the authorities themselves to an 
extent sufficient to finance the undertaking 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— the first cov- 
ering the public affairs of the county, its institutions, 
etc., and the second containing a record of its pioneers, 
with some account of their lives. Portraits of many of 
these men are interspersed through 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 indexed it thoroughly— a feature too often 
neglected by local historians. Naturally the books will 
be of most interest to the people of the county, par- 
ticularly those parts dealing with local personages, but 
the beginnings of things, as described by Mr. Hunter, 
must be of general interest. The sale of the books, w*hich 
is carried on at cost of production, is in charge of Daniel 
Quinlan, county treasurer. Barrie. The fact that they 
have heen made by Warwick Bros. & Rutter is sufficient 
to indicate their quality. ($2.00 for two volumes). 


The Museum Book Store, 45 Museum street. London, 
W.C, have issued a 68-page catalogue of Canadiana., which 
includes an immense collection of hooks, pamphlets, maps, 
prints, portraits, etc., relating to Canada and its provinces. 
A special feature of the collection is the section devoted to 
General Wolfe and the Siege of Quebec, which includes 
many 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 aetivitj-, 
which has not died down yet. The season has been an 
excellent one and staffs have been kept very busy filling 
ordei's. 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 mouth has been the appearance 
of "The Foreigner" by Ralph Connor, which has been 
occupj'ing the attention of all the supply houses. Its 
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 
storj- of the Frank Stockton type, by Mary Roberts Rine- 

The Mussun Book Co. issued an edition of E. Temple 
Thui-ston'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 
Attic 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. i-epnrt a heavy sale for this title. 

"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 $1.7o 
the set. 

A charming edition of Maurice Hewlett's "Forest 

Author of "Ann Veronica," just published ty Copp, Clark. 

The Copp, 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. 


The ta'.ented English poet whose works are being 

well received in Canada. 

Lovers" with 16 illustrations in color by A. S. Hartriek, 
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 
Macmillan Co. 

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

DitRculty 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 
r-all for this book. 


"Jock of the Bus)] veld" is the title of Sir Percy 
F'.tzpatrick's most recent literary work. Sir Percy will 
be remembei-ed as the author of "The Transvaal from 
Within," a work which he began and finished during the 
rhree years banishment to which he wa,s sentenced after 
I he discharge of the reform leaders from Pretoria Gaol, 
rt is hard to imagine any greater difference in subject 
matter than that which exists between these two books, 
one a great volume of historical facts, facts which the 
author narrates with great literary skill, being a state- 
ment of the occurrences of 1895-6 in the Transvaal, and 
the conditions which led up to them, the other, "Jock 
of the Bushveld." a South Africa,n 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 cloth of a rich 
ffreen shade, artistically decorated in gold; every page 
of the text has several marginal illustrations, and in addi- 
tion to this, the book contains a number of full page 
plates, all of which were specially 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. Lai-ge crown Svo. Price, $1.75. Longmans. Green 
& Co., London England. Renouf Publishing Co., 61 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 they 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 publication of "€hicoutimi, a Romance of the 
Saguenay and Other Tales," by Allan Douglas Brodie 
(T. Herbert Chestnut), has been postponed for a couple 
of months. The author, who was formerly on the stafi: 
of the Montreal Witness, is now in Boston. His book will 
be published 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 Maehray, 
D.D., LL.D., D.C.L., Archbishop of Rupert's Land, etc.," 
by Robert Maehray, his nephew, was issued on December 
1. It is a large and imposing work. (Macmillan). 

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

William Briggs will publish shortly "Reminiscences 
and Licidents 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 clergymen of Huron county. 
Another biographical work, telling the story of one of 
Manitoba's pioneers, is shortly to be published 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 Women 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 prepared historical work from the 
pen of W. S. Herrington. K.C., of Napanee. 


"The Amber Army and Other Poems" is the title of 
a new volume of poems by Rev. W. T. Allison, to be pub- 
lished shortly 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 there to a 
charge in Stayner and is now located in Middlefield, €onn. 

A new edition of "The Empire Builders and Other 
Poems." by Robert J. 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 
128-page book in the interests of local option. 

An interesting little volume by the late Gordon Boyce 
Thompson, M.A., of Toronto, has just been published by 
the Macmillan Co., with the title "The Kulturkampf." 
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, 
190'8. Professor 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 Jack and the Flags of the Empire," will be 
ready almost immediately. Mr. Cumberland has revised 
and enlarged his original book, which is now entirely out 
of print. William Briggs is publishing 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 153-page volume. It contans 24 
addresses deliverd before the Club, among them being 
speeches by Viscount Milner, Lord Northcliffe, Sir Andrew 
Fraser and other notabilities. 

Dr. Wilfred Grenf ell's authoritative book on "Labra- 
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 axe chapters on vari- 
ous scientific subjects by such men as Dr. Reginald 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 Who's Who," 
which is going to occupy a place in Ganada similar to 
that occupied by "Who's Who" in England, is promised 
for January. The 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, Cook was chai-ged with 
the duty of preparing the work a,s recently as October. 
The names had to be selected at once, and question forms 
to be sent out. Mr. Cook states that the replies to his 
circulars have been readily forthcoming, although in some 
eases two and, perhaps, three letters had to be sent be- 
fore the requisite information was obtained. Besides 
biographies of the public men of the country, that is. 
members of the Federal and Provincial Legislatures, lead- 
ing members of the learned professions and men prominent 
in the chief business enterprises of the country, are in- 
cluded in the book. Special attention has been paid to 
the literary men a,nd women of the Dominion. As an 
instance of the difficulty in preparing a work of this kind 
at such short notice, it may be mentioned that the Yukon 
information had to be asked for by telegraph. Search had 
to be made for Canadians in different parts of the world. 
For instance, Miss Kathleen Parlow, whose fame as a 
violinist, has extended all over Europe, was located 
through one of the big musical firms in London, her Cana- 
dian relatives not knowing her address. After the first 
year, Mr. Cook says it will be comparatively easy sail- 
ing to amplify the volume. It is proposed to follow in 
every respect, as regards type, size of page, and binding, 
that standard work of reference, "The English Who's 




Among the Season's New Books 

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

Fiction. . . , . 

The Land of Long Ago. By Eliza Calverf 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 practised in the narrow arena of a Kentucky 
village were the soil from which sprang a progeny of 
noble 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 lovahle woman. 

The Castle by the Sea. By H. B. Marriott Watson. Bos- 
ton: Little, Brown & Co. Cloth, $1.50. 
A romance built around an old Englisih castle, which 
has been leased by a London literary man. He soon dis- 
covers that there is a mystery hanging over it. In fa,et. 
'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 
rotoantie glamor. 

The YeUow Circle. By Charles E. Walk. Chicago : A. C. 

McCIurg & 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 Blanchard. Boston: Dana Estes & 

Co. Cloth, $L50. ' 
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- 

Greene, Francis Nimmo. Into the Night. lUustraited 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. 
Fx-om this point of fact a romance of intrigue and mys- 
tery is interwoven^ which holds the reader baffled and 
puvjrjpci, but keenly interested until the., end. The book, 
however, is by no means gloomy in treatment. The nar- 

rative also serves as a vehicle for presenting characters- 
of strange contrast: the high-strung southern planter with, 
his inordinate pride of race; the cool, purposeful lawyer 
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Abbott, L. The Temple. Toronto: Macmillan. Cloth, 
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Addams, J. The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets. 
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Albutt and RoUeston. System of Medicine, Vol. VI. Dis- 
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Three Important New Novels 

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

An Unccnventlcnal 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: 
McLeod & 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 
compassion 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 
English 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, and who delighcS 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 
tbe story to a high level. A young Englishman, younger 
son of an earl, finds his true self amid the vulgarities and 
•naninities 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- 
ingly impossible happens and he succeeds his father in 
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. 

WilMam Dc Morgan's fourth novel (It Never Can Hap- 
pen Again. By William Dc Morgan. Toronto : Henry 
JVowde. 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 
father and her drunken uncle, is very like another Alice. 
She is a most enchanting child, but it is not of her nor of 
"Blind Jim" Coupland that the story deals in the main. 
They remain an infinitely lovable and pathetic pair in 
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- 
volve the plot quite intricately. There are numerous in- 
teresting characters introduced, equal to anything in the 
earlier books, and, after all, it is in his character por- 
traiture that De Morgan excels. The book leaves the 
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 mouth. 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 
first four positions. 


Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. 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. McLeod. 


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

2. Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

;;. Truxton King. G. B. MeCutcheon. Briggs. 

4. White Prophet. Hall Caine. McLeod. 

3. Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery. Page. 
I). Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

Hamilton. < 

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. 

6. Ca.rdillae. 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 Gilbert Parker. (5opp. 
.'). Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

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


1. Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

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

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

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

5. White Prophet. Hall Caine. McLeod. 
(). Hungry Heart. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 


1. Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

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

3. Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 

4. Truxton King. G. B. MeCutcheon. Briggs. 

5. Danger Mark. R. W. Chambers. McLeod. 
G. Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Westminster. 


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

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










White Prophet Hall Caine. McLeod. 
Calling of Dan Matthews. H. B. Wright. McLeod. 
Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 
Stowaway. L. Tracy. McLeod. 
Port Arthur. 
Foreigner. Ralph Counor. Westminster. 
Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 
Truxton King. G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 
Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. 
Silver Horde. Rex Beach. Harper. 
White Prophet. Hall Caine. McLeod. 


Greater Power. Harold Bindloss. McLeod. 
Actions and Reactions. Rudyard Kipling. Macmillan. 
Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 
Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. 
Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 
Going Down from Jerusalem. Norman Duncan. Mus- 


Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

Stowaway. L Tracy. McLeod. 

Truxton King. G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 

Little Sister Snow. Frances Little. Musson. 

At the Sign of Jock 'Lantern. M. Reed. Putnam. 

St. John. 

Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 
Truxton King. G. B. McCutcheon. Briggs. 
Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker. Copp. 
Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 
Hungry Heart. D. G. Phillips. Briggs. 
Goose Girl Harold McGrath. Westminster. 


Foreigner. Ralph Connor. Westminster. 

Northern Lights. Gilbert Parker. Copp. 

Cardillac. Robert Barr. McLeod. 

Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles. Frowde. 

Mr. Justice Raffles. E. W. Hornung. McLeod. 

Martin Eden. Jack London. Macmillan. 

Canadian Summary. 


Foreigner. Ralph Connor 90 

Attic Guest. R. E. Knowles 77 

Northern Lights. Sir Gilbert Parker 38 

Anne of Avonlea. L. M. Montgomery 30 

Truxton King. G. B. McCutcheon 28 

Silver Horde. Rex Beach 27 

United States Summary. 
(As compiled by the American Bookman.) 


Silver Horde. By Rex Beach 240 

Truxton King. By G. B. McCutcheon IGl 

Certain Rich Man. By W. A. White 149 

Goose Girl. By Harold McGrath 125 

Danger Maxk. By R. W. Chambers 120 

Bella Donna. By Robert Hichens ]17 


21538. The Old Testament. By Rev. Prof. J. F. 
McLaughlin. M.A., B-D. (Book.) William Hamilton, as 
trustee of the Canadian First Standard Teacher Train- 
ing Course No. 1, Toronto, 28th October. 

21539. The New Testament. By Rev. Prof. J. W. 
Falconer, M.A., B.D. (Book.) William Hamilton, as 
trustee of the Canadian First Standard Teacher Train- 
ing Course No. 1, Toronto, 28th October. 

'ZL'AO. liie bcuuol. By J. A. Jackson, B.A. (Book.) 
William Hamilton, as trustee of the Canadian First Stan- 
dard Teacher Training Course No. 1, Toronto, 28th Oc- 

2154L The Teacher and the School. Studies in 
Teaching and Organization. By Frederick Tracy, B.A., 
Ph.D. (Book.) R. Douglas Fraser, Toronto, 28lh Oc- 

21542. Cantiques Populaires pour la Fete de Noel. 
Harmonises pour Quatre Voix Mixlcs et Orgue. Par 
Ernest Gagnon. (Hymns.) A. J. Boucher, Montreal, 
28th Oetoher. 

21583. Introductory Educational Psychology. (A Book 
for Teachers in Training.) By Samuel Bower Sinclair, 
M.A., Ph.D., and Frederick Tracy, B.A., Ph.D. (Book.) 
The Macmillan Company of Canada, Limited, Toronto, 
12th November. 

215S8. The Ontario Copy Books, Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 
5, Hon. Robert Allan Pyne, Minister of Education for 
Ontario, Toronto, 13th November. 

21589. The Ontario Blank Copy Book. Hon. Robert 
Allan Pyne, Minister of Education for Ontario, Toronto, 
13 th November. 

21590. The Ontario Writing Course. (Book.) Hon. 
Robert Allan Pyne, Minister of Education for Ontario, 
Toronto, 13th November. 

21615. Three Premiers of Nova Scotia; The Hon. J. 
W. Johnstone, the Hon. Joseph Howe, the Hon. Charles 
Tupper, M.D., C.B. By Edward Manning Sanders, M.A., 
D.D. (Book.) Edward Manning Sanders, Halifax, Nova 
Scotia, 18th November. 

21623. Methode Pratique et Raisonnee de Style et 
de Composition. Par E. Robert, C.S.V. Premiere Annee. 
Clercs de Saint-Viateur, Ville Saint-Louis, Montreal, 20' 

21624. Methode Pratique et Raisonnee de Style et 
de Composition. Par E. Robert, C.S.V. Seconde Annee. 
Clercs de Saint-Viateur, Ville Saint-Louis, Montreal, 20 

21625. Exercices Francais mis en Rapport avec la 
Grammaire Francaise. Par E. Robert, C.S.V. Edition 
Revue et Corrigee. Clercs de Saint-Viateur, Ville Saint- 
Louis, Montreal, 20 Novembre. 

21626. Syllabaire ou Premier Livre de Lecture. Par 
E. Robert, C.S.V. Clercs de Saint-Viateur, Ville Saint- 
Louis, Montreal, 20 Novembre. 

Interim Copyrights. 

1177. Opportunities in Ontario. (Book.) Ernest Hea- 
ton, Toronto, 2nd November. 

1178. Opportunities in Quebec. (Book.) Ernest Hea- 
ton, Toronto, 2nd November. 

1179. Opportunities in Nova Scotia. (Book.) Ernest 
Heaton, Toronto, 2nd November. 

1180. Opportunities in New Brunswick. (Book.) Ern- 
est Heaton, Toronto, 2nd November. 

1181. Opportunities in Prince Edward Island. (Book.) 
Ernest Heaton, Toronto, 2n'd November. 

1182. Opportunities in Manitoba. (Book.) Ernest 
Heaton, Toronto, 2nd November. 

1183. Opportunities in Saskatchewan. (Book.) Ernest 
Heaton, Toronto, 2nd November. 

1184. Opportunities in British Columbia. (Book.) 
Ernest Heaton, Toronto, 2nd November. 

1185. Opportunities in Alberta. (Book.) Ernest 
Heaton. Toronto, 2nd November. 

1187. Sous les Raines de Pompei. Drame Antique 
a Grand Spectacle. En Cinq Actes et Tableaux. Arthur 
Tremblay, Quebec, 11 Novembre. 

1188. Bianea's Daughter. By Julius Miles Forman. 
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