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funeral of the late Senator Boligand, which she explained to him was Dick Slade's funeral, in order that he might see that death had brought glory and beautiful flowers to his father. The whole story pictures a fictitious world in which the mother lives so that her boy may be happy. The present volume is issued in a limited de luxe edition; the regular cloth edition will appear soon. Frederick A. Stokes Company:

A Servant of the Public. By Anthony Hope.

The heroine of Mr. Hope's latest book is a popular and beautiful actress, and the story deals with her private life and feelings, with the people whom she knows, and with the influence that her profession and temperament has upon her life. Lord Bowdon becomes infatuated with Ora Pinsent, but marries Lady Kilnorton for safety; Ashley Mead is not so easily frightened and continues to make love to her-he receives as his reward a commission to meet her drunken and disreputable husband when he arrives from America. After obtaining a divorce, Ora marries Hazelwood, her theatrical manager, but still continues to be Ora Pinsent. A number of other characters take an active part in what is said to be an interesting story.

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girl was allowed to wander. Here the King finds her and woos her in disguise. How Barbara Kept Her Promise. By Nina Rhoades.

A romance of the time of Louis XIII. The "little green door" is a means of entering a retired garden belonging to the King. In this garden, which the King seldom visited, a beautiful young

Barbara, an orphan of twelve years of age, promised her father that she would care for her little sister Hazel, aged eight. The many difficulties which are encountered in her endeavour to fulfil her promise is the story which Miss Rhoades submits to her youthful readers as the fifth in the "Nina Rhoades Books."

Dorothy Dainty at the Shore. By Amy Brooks.

The little friends of the "Dorothy Dainty" books will welcome this fourth volume, which describes Dorothy's visit at the seashore in company with her friend Nancy, who has been rescued from her unworthy uncle.

Randy's Luck. By Amy Brooks.

The "Randy Books" is another series for girls by Miss Brooks. Randy's luck is said to be her unselfish and lovable nature, with her tactful and ready service to others, which, of course, insures for her many friends.

In the Line. By A. T. Dudley.

The theme of the third volume in the "Phillips Exeter" series is not unlike the first, "Following the Ball." While the story tells how a sturdy young student wins a position as guard on the football team, it also describes the rapid progress which he makes in the development of character. The hero's difficulty in securing his father's consent to play on the team presents the leading arguments for and against the game. The accurateness with which the author deals with the game insures the interest of the youthful reader.

A Daughter of the South. By George Cary Eggleston.

The heroine of this love-story is a Southern woman of high breeding, who has the strength of her convictions. She is driven from her home by the ravages of war and is saved from starvation by the hero, who cares for her on his river steamer until, "lying like a gentleman,' he is able to provide means for her existence and place her in the home of his sister. The story has a happy conclusion.

Lothrop Publishing Company:

The Boss of Little Arcady. By Harry Leon Wilson.

Reviewed elsewhere in this magazine.

L. C. Page and Company:

The Flight of Georgiana. By Robert Neilson Stephens.

A romance of the days of the Young

Pretender, just after the battle of Culloden, in 1746. The hero, a young Jacobite officer fleeing for his life, meets Georgiana, which puts all thoughts of escape from his mind. The reckless lover encounters many exciting adventures. The story, in matter and style, is said to "represent the author's endeavour to tell a romantic tale that shall be free from all sentimentality and affectation, and to depict humanity, not only as it displayed itself in the eighteenth century, but as it manifests itself at all times.'

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place he asserted that "he had lived out in America and this was his first trip abroad." Some of the other characters are a lovely widow, to whom he tells tales of the West; her niece; and the Colonel's adopted son. Humour, satire, tragedy and quaint philosophy sprinkled throughout the romance.

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CLEVELAND, O.

The Arthur H. Clark Company:

The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky. Edited with Notes, Introduction, Index, etc., by Reuben Gold Thwaites.

"A personal narrative during an expedition from St. Louis, through the vast regions between that place and the Pacific Ocean, and thence back through the City of Mexico to Vera Cruz, during journeyings of six years; in which he and his father, who accompanied him, suffered unheard of hardships and dangers, had various conflicts with the Indians, and were made captives, in which captivity his father died; together with a description of the country, and the various nations through which they passed." The eighteenth volume in the "Early Western Travels."

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Bobbs-Merrill Company:

A Fool for Love. By Francis Lynde.

A fearless struggle for a railroad right of way in the Colorado mountains is the theme around which this romance is woven. The hero complicates matters by falling in love with the niece of the man who has charge of the road which he has been sent to fight. The united efforts of the couple are successful in defeating the opposing party. The volume is issued in the "Pocket Book" series.

Pipetown Sandy. By John Philip Sousa.

Sandy Coggles, the hero of Mr. Sousa's tale of boyhood, never reached a very high mark as a student, but he was second to none in the school in the art of standing on his head, boxing, and other kindred accomplishments. The story narrates the various experiences of the hero, including his friendship for Gilbert, a boy of very different temperament. Charles Louis Hinton has made over a dozen illustrations for the book.

MILWAUKEE, WIS.

The Young Churchman Company:

Masters of Old Age. By Nicholas Smith.

A "story of victories over old age and physical impairment by men and women of all classes and of varied talents. It

contains many personal experiences illustrating the methods by which health and usefulness may be maintained by those of advancing years. The lesson the book teaches is that it is worth while to live in a manly and womanly way and to be of some account to somebody in spite of age or environments."

The Heart of Catholicity. By Rev. Frank N. Westcott.

"The sole purpose of this book is to emphasize and illustrate one great truth: The fact that the Catholic Church, being mystically and historically 'the extension of the Incarnation,' is therefore a provision and expression of the love of the Son of God for man."

PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Julius H. Greenstone:

Leading Cases in the Bible. By David Werner Amram.

The first records of their kind are said to be the eighteen cases cited by the author. Although some of them are legendary they have been included as "they are embodied in Biblical literature, have maintained through the centuries a position of preeminence as authorities, not only in questions of law, but also in matters of doctrine, of faith and of history." The first, of course, is the Case of Adam and Eve, then follows the Murder of Abel, the Purchase of the Cave of Machpelah, the Sale of Esau's Birthright, In the Matter of Isaac's Will, etc.

TORONTO, ONT.

Morang and Company:

Speeches and Addresses. By John Charlton.

In compliance with the request of numerous friends, Mr. Charlton has published in permanent form some of the political, literary, and religious speeches and addresses which he has made during his career. The transportation problem of Canada, the South African War, and the fiscal relations are, also, topics which have been made the subjects of discourses. A portrait of the author appears as the frontispiece.

William Briggs:

Studies in Canadian Poetry. By J. Cappon. Noticed in Chronicle and Comment of this number.

HAVANA, CUBA. Observatory of Belén:

The Pioneer Forecasters of Hurricanes. By Rev. Walter M. Drum, S. J.

In response to a statement to the effect that Cuba was without warning of hur

ricanes until after the Spanish-American War, the Observatory of Belén has issued this brochure in order to save its fair name and "to show that for thirty years the Cubans had been thankfully receiving Jesuit forecasts." Fathers Viñes and Gangoiti are said to be the pioneer forecasters of hurricanes.

SALES OF BOOKS DURING THE MONTH.

The following is a list of the six most popular new books in order of demand, as sold between the 1st of August and the 1st of September.

NEW YORK, DOWNTOWN.

1. The Garden of Allah. Hichens. (Stokes.) $1.50.

2. Pam. von Hutten.

(Dodd, Mead & Co.)

$1.50.

3. The Princess Passes. Williamson. (Holt.) $1.50.

4. The Fool Errant. Hewlett. (Macmillan.) $1.50.

5. Iole. Chambers. (Appleton.) $1.25. 6. Sanna. Waller. (Harper.) $1.50.

NEW YORK, UPTOWN.

I. The Fool Errant. Hewlett. (Macmillan.) $1.50.

2. The Lunatic at Large. Clouston. (Brentano.) $1.00.

3. De Profundis.

Wilde. (Putnam.) $1.25.

4. Pam.

von Hutten. (Dodd, Mead & Co.) $1.50.

5. Man and Superman.

Shaw. (Brentano.)

$1.25.

6. The Garden of Allah. Hichens. (Stokes.) $1.50.

ATLANTA, GA.

1. A Dark Lantern. Robins. (Macmillan.) $1.50.

2. Nancy Stair. Lane. (Appleton.) $1.50.
Chambers.
3. Iole.
(Appleton.) $1.25.
4. Sandy. Rice. (Century Co.) $1.00.

5.

The Breath of the Gods. McCall. (Little, Brown & Co.) $1.50.

6. The Garden of Allah. Hichens. (Stokes.) $1.50.

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

I. Sandy. Rice. (Century Co.) $1.00.

2. Constance Trescot. Mitchell. (Century Co.) $1.50.

3. Nancy Stair. Lane. (Appleton.) $1.50. 4. Return. MacGowan-Cooke. (Page.) $1.50. 5. The Rose of the World. Castle. (Stokes.) $1.50.

6. The Ravanels. Dickson. (Lippincott.) $1.50.

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