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A plea for silver expressed with much sobriety and force, taking up first the objections to silver and then the plea for gold. The book condenses Senator Teller's arguments.
The War of the Standards. Coin and Credit, Versus Coin Without Credit. By Albion W. Tourgée, author of A Fool's Errand, etc. Questions of the Day. 130 pp. 12mo. Cloth, 75c.; paper, 40c. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons.
A strong presentation of the gold-standard arguments on the currency question. It discusses the principles underlying the monetary system of the United States government.
A History of Presidential Elections. By Edward Stanwood. Fourth edition, revised. 533 pp. Indexed. 12mo. $1.50. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.
This standard and familiar history of presidential elections first appeared in 1884, and each election since a new chapter has been added. For each election, the method of nomination is described, the issues outlined, and returns presented.
Universal Bimetallism, and an International Monetary Clearing House. Together with a Record of the World's Money, Statistics of Gold and Silver, etc. By Richard P. Rothwell, M. E. C. E. Second edition. 63 pp. 8vo. Paper, 50c. New York: The Scientific Publishing Co.
The whole book is written from a statistical point of view absolutely free from color or bias, and in compact form for ready reference.
Sound Currency, 1896. A compendium of Accurate and Timely Information on Currency Questions intended for Writers, Speakers, and Students. 626 pp. Indexed. Svo. Cloth, $1.50; paper, $1.00. New York: Reform Club.
A collection in one volume of the issue of the New York Reform Club's bi-monthly leaflets and pamphlets from August, 1895, to July, 1896, containing a great store of information, discussion, and statistics on the currency. The articles are written from the gold mono
Coin's Financial School Up to Date. vey, author of A Tale of Two Nations, etc. cial series. 208 pp. Indexed. 12mo. paper, 25c. Chicago: Coin Publishing Co.
By W. H. Har
This is an appendix to Coin's Financial School, and is written in a similar style and with similar presentation of facts and figures.
The Growth of the French-Canadian Race in America. · By Professor John Davidson of the University of New Brunswick. 24 pp. 8vo. Paper. Price 25 cents. Philadelphia, Penn.: American Academy of Political and Social Science.
In this essay the author examines into the truth of the statement of Malthus, that population, when_unchecked, goes on doubling itself every twenty-five years. The French-Canadian race is taken as an example to illustrate this rule. Since 1759, the French Canadians have lived in isolation, so that their rate of increase has not been raised by immigration from abroad or interfered with in other similar ways. As the result of his study, Professor Davidson finds that the average rate of increase per decade from 1765 to 1891 has been 29.7 per cent, which would cause the population to double every twenty-seven years.
Social Meanings of Religious Experiences. By George D. Herron, author of A Plea for the Gospel, etc. 237 pp. 16mo. 75c. New York: T. Y. Crowell & Co.
Professor Herron has acquired considerable note for his fearless attacks upon the old conservative theologies, which have resulted in increasing the power of the social idea in the church. In this work, he selects as types, Abraham, Jacob, Elijah, Peter, and Paul, describing the course of training through which they went, their mistakes, and their successes, drawing lessons therefrom applicable to our modern and more complicated conditions.
Bible Selections for Daily Devotion. Compiled by Sylvanus Stall, D. D. 12mo. Cloth. 686 pp. New York, London, and Toronto: Funk & Wagnalls Company.
Any one who has felt the need of a volume that can be opened at any point with the assurance of finding a well selected passage of Scripture, suited in length and character for devotional reading, or for use at family worship, will greatly appreciate this valuable and helpful book. Omitting such historical, abstruse, and other portions of Scripture as are suited for Bible study, but were not intended for devotional reading, the choicest passages from Genesis to Revelation are arranged in 365 consecutive readings of about twenty-five verses each, and printed in clear type, without note or comment. Difficult names are pronounced, the poetical parts are in verse, the text is from the Authorized Version, printed in paragraphs as in the Revision Version, and the Four Gospels are arranged in one continuous narrative. History:
The Puritan in England and New England. By Ezra Hoyt Byington, D. D. With an introduction by Alex-; ander McKenzie, D. D. With a portrait. 406 pp. Indexed. 8vo. $2.00. Boston: Roberts Bros.
The writer starts by tracing the growth of the Puritan party in England, and shows the radical difference between the Pilgrims and the Puritans from the beginning. This is not a mere compilation of facts, not a mere narration of events, but a philosophical study of the factors which evolved the Puritan, as well as a study of the subsequent evolution of that portion of American history in which the Puritan was the principal factor. It at the same time abounds in information about the manner of life of the Puritans, their method of
government, their churches and forms of worship, their homes and domestic concerns, their books and schools, their charities, and their sports.
Henry W. Grady. The Editor, the Orator, the Man. By James W. Lee, author of The Making of a Man, etc.
a Portrait. 106 pp. 16mo. 50c. Chicago: F. H. Revell & Co.
"No man who lived and acted from 1870 to 1890 deserves better to be remembered by the people of the American Union than Henry W. Grady. Born in 1852 and dying at the close of 1889, he lived long enough to make a contribution to the thought, outlook, and well-being of his time, which will not pass away. He was a child of
a new time, and he saw the red streaks of a dawn which betokened the coming splendors of a better day for the human race. This book is not a biography, but an interpretation. Grady is idealized and universalized, and thus the book becomes of perennial and worldwide interest."
Pope Leo XIII. By Justin McCarthy. With a frontispiece. Public Men of To-day. An International Series. 260 pp. 12mo. $1.25. New York: Fred'k. Warren & Co.
While not an elaborate work, this biography traces clearly and with considerable detail the career of the venerable Pontiff who has already surpassed the average age and length of reign of the occupants of the Papal chair. The more important events associated with his name are made the subjects of special chapters. The work will prove most instructive to all who wish to understand the Pope and the great influence he wields.
The Reader's Shakespeare. His Dramatic Works Condensed, Connected, and Emphasized, for School, College, Parlor, and Platform. By David Charles Bell. Vol. II. 471 pp. Buckram, $1.50. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.
This is the second volume of a new edition of Shakespeare which has many points of unique and great merit. The first appeared last year (Vol. 5, p. 996), at which time we drew attention to the main distinguishing features of the work. The present volume contains all the tragedies, and one romantic play, "The Tempest." The third volume will contain all the comedies, completing the set.
Guide to the Study of American History. By Edward Channing, Ph. D., and Albert Bushnell Hart, Ph. D., assistant professors of history in Harvard University. Indexed. Buckram. 471 pp. Mailing price, $2.15.
Boston: Ginn & Company.
Based on thirteen years' experience, this work is an invaluable vade mecum for the practical teacher. Part I. is a veritable cyclo
pedia of useful information, outlining methods and materials of work, and giving one of the most useful bibliographies of American history ever published. Parts II and III. outline topics in colonial and in United States history in complete detail, and give references under each to the sources of information, most of which have been mentioned in Part I. Typographically the publishers leave nothing to be desired.
Essays on Educational Reformers. By R. H. Quick, M. A., lecturer on the history of education at Cambridge. Indexed. With notes and illustrations. Standard Teachers' Library. Cloth, $1.00. 420 pp. Syracuse, N. Y.: C. W. Bardeen.
A new edition of a standard work which should be in every teacher's library, the original edition of which appeared in London, Eng., in 1868. There are here now added Mr. Quick's "Pedagogical Autobiography," a special chapter on Fræbel, many portraits and other illustrations, translations of all the passages found in the book in foreign tongues, etc.
Hegel's Philosophy of Right. Translated by S. W. Dyde, M. A., D. Sc. 365 pp. Indexed. 12mo. $1.90.
New York: Macmillan & Co.
This is the first appearance in English dress of one of the most instructive of Hegel's works-a debt thereby being due to the translator, for it is perhaps in the Philosophy of Right that the average philosophical worker comes more quickly to understand something of Hegel than in his other writings." The work was Hegel's first publication under the influences of Prussian reaction. It represents on one side his justification of despotism (which is in reality not other than government by consent), and on the other his clear elucidation of the great fact that the state is something other and greater than “an aggregate of citizens, a collection of families, or an agency for administration." In enunciating this conception, Hegel is the "unconscious prophet" of democracy.
Travel, Adventure, and Description:
Literary Landmarks of Venice. By Laurence Hutton, author of Literary Landmarks of London, etc. Illustrated. 71 pp. Indexed. 12mo. $1.00. New York: Harper & Bros.
The author had already done similar service for the cities of London and Paris. He describes at length the houses or places in the "Queen of the Adriatic" which have been identified with men and women famous in literature, and adds many a pleasing anecdote and story. The effect on the reader is to give him the feeling of knowing the city better than before. Many of the persons spoken of were Americans.
The Thlinkets of Southeastern Alaska. By Frances Knapp and Rheta Louise Childe. Illustrated. 197 pp. 16mo. $1.50. New York: Stone & Kimball.
This work combines the merits of being attractive from a literary point of view and embodying the results of trained observation and scientific research. It aims to describe the origin, the beliefs, the traditions, and the customs of those ten or eleven tribes of Indians occupying the coast villages from Copper river to Cape Fox and the islands of the Alexandrian archipelago. It is only members of the Thlinket tribes that the ordinary tourist to Alaska sees. The information given was gathered as far as possible from the lips of old men and women, for the younger generation, especially in the southeast, have confused the traditions of their fathers.
The Damnation of Theron Ware. By Harold Frederic. 512 pp. 12mo. $1.50. New York: Stone & Kimball.
This is conspicuously the writer's most striking performance in fiction. It relates the temporary downfall of a Methodist clergyman, who, falling in love with a young woman of another faith, forgets his duty and makes a rather sorry spectacle of himself. The interest and the art of the romance lie alike in Mr. Frederic's careful study of the unhappy sophistication of a naturally noble man.
Black Diamonds. A novel. By Maurus Jókai. Translated by Frances A. Gerard. With a portrait. 12mo. $1.50. New York: Harper & Bros.
The scene of this story by the great Hungarian novelist is laid in and about a coal mine whose engineer and owner marries one of the girls employed in it. Coal-working, a burning coal mine, and much of the higher and lower life of the region are described, a countess, the organization of a stock company, etc., figuring in the narrative, which is swift and rapid.
Second Book of Tales. By Eugene Field, author of A Little Book of Profitable Tales, etc. 314 pp. 12mo. $1.25. New York: Chas. Scribner's Sons.
"Culture's Garland" and a great mass of hitherto uncollected material are included in the volume. We are treated in a few of the stories to the conventional Western hero, a mixture of Orosmane and Corporal Nym, but his finale is a decided anti-climax. On the whole, they may be designated as readable short stories, which once perused leave no tangible recollection behind.
The Last Stroke. By Lawrence L. Lynch, author of Shadowed by Three, etc. Paper. 290 pp. Price 25 cents. Chicago: Laird & Lee.
This story belongs to the Pinkerton Detective series, the name of which indicates to some extent its character. It is sensational, but of intense interest, and free from the ordinary objectionable tendencies of realism.
My Young Master. By Opie Read. 305 pp. Illustrated. Cloth, gilt top. $1.00. Chicago: Laird & Lee.
This is one of those stories of Southern life in the telling of which Mr. Read excels. Dan, a slave, is given to Bob, his "young master" when both were but six years old; they were devoted to each other.