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last bale costs you just the same as the first, un “Having thus glanced at the evils to which the less materials or labor change in price while you book trade and the public are subjected, let us look are at work. But to make one copy of a book, you to the remedy. We have found by experience that must set up your types, and, once set, you may an ad valorem tariff is practically useless as a demake a hundred thousand copies, without setting fence to home production when applied to a class them again. In a certain sense, therefore, the last of articles so uncertain in their value as books; and copy is not of the same cost as the first ; and you to increase the rate from 25 per cent. to 50 or 100 cannot say roundly of books, that a hundred thou- per cent. would be merely to stimulate the ingesand will cost ten times as much as ten thousand, nuity of the dishonest trader, and to ruin the in the same sense as you would say of clocks or honest one. The only cure for the evil is a specific bales of cloth. Either the ten thousand or the rate, which can be evaded only by direct collusion hundred thousand must bear the cost of the origi- with corrupt weighers and appraisers in our cusnal type-setting.

tom-houses. The most stupid official at Port Haron " This utter diversity, between the manufacture or Island Pond, knows that a hundred weight of of books and other manufacture, ought to separate books is a hundred weight, and can caleulate the them wholly in the arrangements of the custom- duty at so much per pound. Perhaps the scholar house. The effort to classify them together leads may, for a moment, revolt at the idea of estimating to endless frauds and errors. The first and per- literature by its avoirdupois, and yet it is no novelty. haps the chief difficulty of our present tariff of Until books were placed upon the free list in Engbooks, which is to make an English colony of us, land, duty was levied upon them by the pound, as a London bookseller says so happily, springs long experience having proved that this was the from this fatal treatment of books as articles which fairest and most practical mode of treating them; can be priced, invoiced and appraised on the same and the same was the case in this country up to principles, and with the same ease as iron ware or the tariff of 1842. In its working the system has woollens.' The truth is that there is perhaps no special advantages. It bears most heavily on light class of manufactures within the range of the cus- literature, the cheap and ephemeral publications tom-house officer, which are so complex in their of the day, which are worked off in masses, and relation to the community as those concerned in can at present be invoiced at anything which the the production of books.

conscience of the exporter may permit him to de“ There is probably no branch of industry in clare as their value. It bears lightly on the higher which the cost of prodnction has diminished so literature-on works on philosophy, science, and little since the era of high prices during the war, as art—the tools of the scholar, and the educators of the manufacture of books, despite the reduction in the artisan, and the man of science. In books the gold premium and the cheapening of most arti- which cannot be produced here, and the introduccles of necessity. This is because human labor tion of which should be facilitated as essential to constitutes a larger proportion of the cost of an the culture of our community, it would be a mateordinary book than of almost any other article of rial reduction on the honest enforcement of present merchandise. A few rags, a little lampblack, the rates. It would, moreover, place all on an equal temporary use of some pieces of type-metal, some footing. The American importer could not be supcotton fibre for the cover, a little oakum and straw planted by the foreign agent; the smaller dealer for the binder’s board, represent substantially the could compete with his heavier rival, and the indiraw material; and the skilled labor which from vidual student could procure, when necessary, his these rough products or mere refuse evokes the books for himself. It would be a blow at the tendainty looking volume, is by necessity less assisted dency which, in the book trade, as in other callings, by improvements in machinery than almost any is building up monopolies at the expense of humble other branch of industry.”

competitors. In every way it would be equitable,

fostering that which deserves encouragement and “How the matter stands now as between the repressing that which experience has proved to be American manufacturer and the importer may be injurious." comprehended at a glance. Take a book such as a volume of Bohn's Libraries,' which retails in

In another portion of our columns will be found England at 38. 6d., and in this country at $1.75. a letter from Mr. Richard Worthington, of Montreal, These are supplied to this market at ls. 9d., equiva- giving the particulars of a fresh seizure of goods lent, with gold at 120, to currency,

51 ots.

belonging to him, at Port Haron, Mich., and referAdd duties, 25 per cent, ad val.,

ring to other seizures lately made at different points Freight and expenses, 5 per ct., .

in the United States, all of which he complains, 25"

were “ owing to a conspiracy on the part of certain 66} cts.

American publishers and booksellers." We can “Now these books are sold in large quantities by dignant at these repeated seizures of his property,

easily understand that Mr. Worthington feels inthe importer to the jobbing houses at 81,17 net, more especially if, as he states, he made no attempt and in smaller quantities to retailers at $1.25, so that the importer clears on them a profit of nearly case of the previous seizures, the goods were re

to defraud the revenue, and the fact that in the 100 per cent. “Supposing the American publisher to undertake evidence in the present instance, leaves no reason,

turned to him, and the absence of any opposing one of these volumes and to sell of it 2500 copies of which we are aware, for doubting his statement. a very liberal supposition_his investment would The somewhat vague charge of conspiracy made by show:Cost of making stereotype and steel plates, $950 Mr. Worthington against a certain American pubCost of manufacturing 2500 copies,

lishers and booksellers" may possibly be explained

1250 Cost of advertising and copies distributed to

by the following extract from a letter addressed by

him to the “Boston Traveller":350

“On the 10th of September last, one Croanze, the $2550

Washington correspondent of the New York Times, "So that his 2500 cost him $1.02, or 50 per cent. who, I am credibly informed, is and then was an more than that for which his English rival can lay agent of Messrs. Scribner & Co., of New York, and down, with a satisfactory profit, the same book in acting in their interest, wrote a note to the Treasury New York."

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chases of books in England, which I should probably | will be published in the spring. He travelled endeavor to bring into the United States, in viola- through Russia for several months last year. tion of the revenue laws, and insidiously suggesting The poems of the late George D. Prentice, colthe fact that a year or two ago a similar attempt lected and edited by his son, Clarence J. Prentice, had been made on a large scale by one Shaw. About are soon to be published in book form. Mr. Prenthis time a letter of similar purport was written to tice will long be remembered as the witty and sarthe Department by the firm above named. There-castic editor of the “Louisville Journal,” Kentucky. upon, and without any other information, and with

Miss Lydia BECKER, who made a good deal of exout making any inquiry, such as would readily have satisfied him of my standing and reputation in the citement, throughout England, in 1868, by her adtrade, and of the utter absurdity and falsity of the vocacy of Parliamentary suffrage to women, is about charges, the Solicitor of the Treasury on the follow-she resides. It will be called "The Home.” Women

commencing a weekly paper at Manchester, where ing day issued a circular letter, which was sent to

are to be employed as compositors, and are to use all the custom-houses on the frontier." We admit that, as the case stands, Mr. Worthing. I estimated that the work will be done at about one

the American type-setting machine, by which it is ton appears to have been hardly dealt with, and

third the present prices. seems to have cause for complaint, and what we were at first inclined to look upon as a groundless The author of “The Heir of Redcliffe” (Miss assertion, prompted by his indignant feelings, now Yonge) has commenced a new serial story in "The assumes a more definite form. How far he is justi- Monthly Packet,” which she conducts. It is enfied in making this assertion, and the evidence upon titled " The Pillars of the House ; or, Under Wode, which it is founded, will be shown hereafter, as Under Rode.” we understand he has entered actions for damages

The Rev. G. R. GLEIG, Chaplain-General to the against the real or imaginary “conspirators.”

British Army, who published “The Subaltern," MR. PARKE GODWIN is author of the first volume forty-five years ago, in “ Blackwood's Magazine," of what promised to be an excellent History of has written a military novel, called " The Harrises : France, published several years ago, and son-in- or an Extract from the Commonplace Book of Alexlaw of W. C. Bryant, the poet, of whose New York ander Smith, the Elder.” Mr. Gleig was an army “ Evening Post” he was associate editor for several officer before he took Holy Orders in the Church of years. He has travelled extensively, at home and England. abroad, has a good knowledge of the classic tongues,

A SELF-TAUGHT artist, named J. R. Hunter, lately and, at least two or three modern languages, and is published, in Greenock, a volume of rustic sketches skilled in practical science. When “Putnam's of the men and manners of the West of Scotland, Magazine” was “alone in its glory," seventeen during the past fifty years. Thomas Carlyle, to years ago, Mr. Godwin contributed largely and acceptably to it. When the magazine was revived follows: "Your book is not a very serious one, but

wbom the book was sent, wrote to the author as over three years ago, Mr. Putnam, in addition to it is a swift and flowing, full of good humor his other labors, edited as well as published it. Mr. Godwin has now accepted the command, and a dued vein of just satire perceptible, like a suspicion

throughout-of canny shrewdness, too, with a subgreat deal may be anticipated from the ability, of good cognac in a wholesome tumbler of new knowledge of the world, industry, experience, and milk. I can say that it throws an authentic straghigh character, both personal and literary, of that gentleman.

gle of illumination over actual Scottish life in our

generation, and pleasantly reminds me of what I In a year there are circulated 120,000,000 copies knew so well long ago, that the photograph of that of London weekly papers, and 80,000,000 copies of briskly, peaceable, contented, and independent daily papers.

shoemaker awakens nothing but good-will in me, Robinson Crusoe eternally belongs to literature. and that I have known many thousands of books Therefore we mention that Sir David Baxter, M.P. which cost far more trouble and were less deserving has presented to the Society of Antiquaries of of being written.” Scotland the drinking cup which belonged to Alex

“THE ACADEMY,” John Murray's new literary reander Selkirk, and was with him during his sojourn view, published in London on the second Saturday on the island of Juan Fernandez; also his sea of every month, has obtained a circulation of about chest.

20,000. Of No. I., containing the Byron Papers, Jenny Lind's eldest daughter, who is being eda- Mrs. Stowe's slander of Byron and his sister, three

which told so much in establishing the falsity of cated for the profession, is reported to have as fine a voice as her mother.

large editions have been sold.

“ THE TRUE CATHOLIC,” stated to be “a new peQueen Victoria has appointed Lord Lytton to be riodical, in the interests of Scriptural Love and Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and Truth,” is a London penny monthly of the strongest St. George (now a colonial knighthood), on the

anti-Papal tendencies. ground of his having formerly been Secretary of State for the Colonies.

It is announced that “The Graphic," the new A Novel by Louisa Muhlbach, in which Queen London illustrated literary joumal

, is speedily to Hortense, mother of Napoleon III., plays an im- contain a series of sketches, made by Mr. A. B. portant part, is announced, in English translation, thither. The series, it is understood, will comprise

Houghton at San Francisco, and on the route by Messrs. Appleton, New York.

sketches of character among those strange sects of SIGNOR CASTELAR, the eloquent liberal leader of which Mr. Hepworth Dixon has written so muchthe Cortes, in Madrid, is collecting materials for a Mormons, Shakers, eto.—and promises to be exhistory of the Spanish Revolution of 1868-70

ceedingly interesting. MRS. OLIPHANT is author of “John," and Charles The January number of the Prussian “JahrbüchLever of “ Earl's Dene," the new serial tales in er” publishes some important papers of the late “ Blackwood's Magazine."

Baron Bunsen. They throw great light upon the MR. HEPWORTH Dixon, late editor of the London history of 1849, particularly on the attitude main“ Athenæum,” is writing a work on Russia, which tained by the minor German States. One of the

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documents is the memorial addressed by Bunsen | ought always,” says Mr. Ruskin, "to be a real serfrom London to his Government in 1854, which was vice to their country; in personal agricultural the occasion of his retirement from public life. labor at the head of their tenantry ; and in ex.

A new Cookery Book, by Urbain Dubois, Chef de tending English life and dominion in waste regions, Cuisine to the King of Prussia, is announced. The against the adverse powers of nature. Let them title is “Artistic Cookery,” its size will be quarto, become captains of emigration, hunt down the foxes it will have 80 plates (no dishes), and is to sell for that spoil the Vineyard of the World, and keep two guineas sterling-which is double the price of their eyes on the leading hounds in packs of Men.” Francatelli's excellent volume.

Perhaps the last sentence may have some meaning. THE “ London Athenæum" says “Mr. Whitman

MR. EDWARD Dicey, author of a clever work upon has written a poem on Mr. Peabody, called the the United States, is about expanding into book Galaxy.” This is a curious blunder. The poem, form the letters upon the opening of the Suez verbose and rather unintelligible, appeared in "The Canal, which he wrote to the “ Daily Telegraph,” Galaxy," which is a clever New York Magazine.

in London. He has just been made editor of the The fifth volume of the “ Letters and Life of

Daily News," the organ of the Gladstone Govern

ment. Francis Bacon" (Baron Verulam and Viscount St. Albans), including all his Occasional Works, col HARPER'S PERIODICALS.—We have upon our editolected and edited by J. Spedling, Trinity College, rial table—or, in point of fact, covering our table Cambridge, has been published by Longman & Co., -four bound volumes of the well-known periodiLondon.

cal publications of Harper and Brothers, for the SIR ALEXANDER GRant, who lately succeeded Sir year 1869. They comprise the two large octavo David Brewster as Principal of the University of volumes of " Harper's Monthly” for that year, and Edinburgh, and stated, in his first lecture that he two enormous quartos (or folios ?), one containing thought that candidates for the Bachelor of Arts the fifty-two numbers of the “ Weekly," and the degree need not be examined in Greek, has edited other the full series of the “Bazar” for the same “ Recess Studies," a volume of essays, which will year. The two volumes of the “Monthly make be published immediately. He is to write on “ Uni- 1800 pages, and each of the quartos contains 832 versity Reform ;" Sir David Wedderburn, M. P., on pages, making 1664 pages in these two. In taking “Hypothec;" and Dr. Wallace, of Greyfriars, on

a retrospective glance through these volumes we "Church Tendencies in Scotland.” It is said that have been more than ever impressed with the vast Dean Stanley, of Westminster, will also be a con- amount of valuable matter received by the sub. tributor.

scribers to these publications for a small outlay of

money ; and no one can look through them without THE “ History of Welsh Literature," originally realizing the fact that bound volumes of such periwritten by the Rev. Dr. William Rowlands (whose odicals furnish an almost inexhaustible supply of death we announce in our present number), has topics of conversation for the home circle, for the been re-edited and augmented by the Rev. D. S. entertainment of visitors, and the diversion of the Evans, and makes an octavo volume of nearly 800 family, young and old. ' In the “Monthly" they pages. At present the Welsh can boast of two have sketches, tales, travels, natural history, binewspapers published in their ancient tongue : and ography, art, science, adventures, news, events, an, any amount of advertisements and affiches which ecdote, humor, wisdom from the “ Easy Chair," meet the eye of the traveller in Wales testify to the general literature, and a large variety of other indeextent to which the language is yet spoken. There scribable topics, with copious illustrations in the is talk of founding a Welsh University at Aberyst- best styles of modern wood engraving, The with. It is worthy of note that the Highlands of "Weekly” does not cover quite as broad a literary Scotland boast of no Gaelic newspaper, nor are field, but adds to the other illustrations mentioned, advertisements printed in that language.

large engravings, presenting graphic views of interTue Rev. Dr. T. Fowler Short having resigned esting events of recent occurrence, and of buildings the Bishopric of St. Asaph, in Wales, to which he and places that have been the scenes of interesting was promoted in 1846, Mr. Gladstone has filled the meetings, celebrations, commemorations, &c. Bivacancy, by appointing Archdeacon Jones, who is ographies of noted individuals, with portraits, are not only a Welshman, but able to preach in the also given, so that the reader becomes familiar with language of the country. He also is author of the events of the lives of persons coming promi“Vestiges of the Gael in Gwynedd,” “The History nently before the public in the course of the year. and Antiquities of St. David's,” “An Inquiry into Popular novels in a serial form are also published the History of Certain Terms of Celtic Ethnology, in the “Weekly," the advance sheets being ob“Notes on the Edipus Tyrannus of Sophocles," tained from the authors. “ The Responsibility of Man to the Law of God," The “ Bazar” is devoted to matters appertaining and many other works. The Welsh have com to society and fashion. Patterns of ladies and plained, loudly and long, of having clergymen children's dresses in the latest styles are furnished placed over them, who are wholly unacquainted every week, and the fashion plates, in great variety, with the Welsh tongue. The income of the Bishop enable the readers to form a full idea of the styles of St. Asaph is £4200 per annum, with a palace best suited for their personal adornment. To these and park rent free, and he has the patronage of 113 are added a great variety of miscellaneous matter, church livings.

copiously illustrated. It is not too much to say that Mr. John Ruskin, art critic (and now Art Pro- such publications as the three we have mentioned, fessor in the University of Oxford), has published when preserved and bound, so as to have a whole a letter in favor of fox hunting. He does not think series for examination at one time, are real housethat much exception can be taken to the sport on hold treasures.-Philadelphia Ledger. the score of cruelty, and he affirms that the various The pripcipal serial novels now publishing in forms of suffering inflicted on the poor, far surpass English periodicals are: “ Ralph the Heir," by Anthe death-pangs of any quantity of foxes. The thony Trollope, “The Three Brothers," by Mrs. athletic training given by fox hunting he considers Oliphant ; “Red as a Rose is She," by the author excellent, and such training he conceives to be of -- Cometh Up as a Flower ;" “ Put Yourself in “ vitality necessary to the upper classes.' “But it! His Place,” by Charles Reade ; "A Brave Lady,"

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by the author of “ John Halifax;" “ The Woman | cases to Detroit, also samples for that city, and I of Business," by Marmion Savage, author of " The invoiced them about 15 per cent. over net cost in Bachelor of the Albany;" and "Man and Wife,” by London. In the latter part of November I went to Wilkie Collins. All these with one exception are Chicago, expecting to find my samples already reproduced in American magazines. So far as there, but could find no trace of them. After American novelists are concerned, they appear to waiting three or four days, and telegraphing to all be doing nothing.- Appleton's Monthly Bulletin. points, and finding no report of them, I went on to

ADVOCATES of the woman question will have a New York, and from there wrote the Collector of polished and powerful weapon in Eleanor Kirk's new Customs at Port Huron, informing him of the goods book, entitled “Up Broadway, and its Sequel," being invoiced precisely as the Solicitor of United which Mr. G. W. Carleton, New York, will publish States Treasury had informed me was the law, that shortly. The same publisher will shortly issue is, at cost in London, or London market value, with “ The Golden Cross, and other Poems,” by Irving expenses added to Montreal. The invoice was made Van Wart, Jr., brother of the well-known sculptor, out in detail, and at fully 10 per cent. higher values the fifth and concluding volume of Walter Barrett's than the London market value, or fully 10 per cent. "Old Merchants of New York City," and Col. Guy higher than I know Messrs. Scribner, Welford & y. Henry's new work, entitled " A Military Record Co., Messrs. D. Appleton & Co., New York ; Messrs. of Civilian Appointments in the United States Little, Brown & Co., Boston ; or Messrs. J. B. LipArmy," which is the largest record of military pincott & Co., Philadelphia, invoiced the same names ever printed.

books. I wrote Mr. Sanborn, the collector, twice With No. 43 of “ Appleton's Journal," Anthony in New York, and added that the collectors of

after I got to Boston, reiterating what I had stated Trollope's new novel, “ Ralph the Heir," was com- Boston and New York were accepting lower prices menced in a supplement. This novel will appear as the market value than I had tendered duty on in monthly parts in London, and each monthly in- in my entry. I wrote fully to him so that he might stalment will be issued in a supplement to the make inquiries or investigate it. I also wrote him “ Journal,” without extra charge, simultaneously again from Montreal. Mr. Sanborn did not reply with its publication in England. The second monthly instalment appeared in supplement to letter post marked Port Huron January 7th, in

to any of my letters until the 5th of January, by No. 46 of the “Journal,” issued February 1st.

which he informed me that they had seized my M. Sainte-Beuve’s library is to be sold in a day books, and reported them to United States District or two; it numbers nearly 30,000 volumes and pos- Attorney for libel. I received this letter on the sesses considerable interest. M. Sainte-Beuve was 12th, and immediately on the receipt of it went to a laborious student and an elaborate annotator; Port' Huron, and saw Mr. Sanborn, and from what the margins of his books are filled with notes writ- he said I presumed nothing had been done to my ten in a beautiful hand, but which almost requires books. But on my arrival at Detroit, I found the use of a magnifying glass to read it. In his from the United States District Attorney, that the early days M. Sainte-Beuve was not a severe critic, books were forfeited on the 11th of January, one but he went against the stream. Being rather day previous to my receiving Mr. Sanborn's letter sneeringly buffeted, he soon learned to say sharp informing me of seizure, and were advertised to be things, and his criticisms became trenchant, so that sold by auction by the United States marshal on there is much curiosity, which will not be disap- the 22d January. pointed, respecting his opinions of his contempora On my satisfying the United States District Atries. But these posthumous criticisms are not the torney that there was no fraud, or intent to defraud, only attractions which the library possesses; M. he entered a stay of proceedings, and I formally Sainte-Beuve's religious opinions are well known, made claim to the goods, which will be heard on but some of his comments and annotations will the first Tuesday in March. The Collector of Port prove a little startling. Moreover, the collection Haron, and one of his clerks, after going over item contains a certain number of volumes which passed after item, and comparing my entry with my orithrough other hands before they reached M. Sainte- ginal invoice, both expressed themselves perfectly Beuve's, and retain marks of their former masters. satisfied that the goods were entered at their full Amongst the latter is Chateaubriand, whose anno- London market value ; also the U. S. District Attations appear bere and there, and the tone of some torney, Mr. Maynard, and Messrs. E. B. Smith & of them will probably rather surprise the admirers Co., of Detroit, all examined my invoice and exof that somewhat pompous genius.-Athenæum. pressed themselves as perfectly satisfied that the

books were entered at higher prices than they cost CORRESPONDENCE.

me, and the U. S. District Attorney so wrote the To the Editor of the "American Literary Gazette.

Treasury Department, yet my goods are lying here DETROIT, January 28th, 1870. and I am put to immense expense. I called on the SIR: Will you kindly allow me to make the fol- Collectors of Customs at Port Huron and Detroit lowing statement in your valuable Circular, show- to get men to appraise the goods that knew the ing some of the grievances I have to complain of, value of them, and suggested to them all or any of owing to a conspiracy on the part of certain Ameri- the following houses : Boston, Messrs. Little, Brown can publishers and booksellers ? The matter has & Co., or Messrs. Lee & Shepard ; New York, already appeared in your paper in various shapes, Messrs. D. Appleton & Co., Messrs. Scribner, Welin reports and statements of some of my goods ford & Co., Messrs. Geo. Routledge & Son, Messrs. being seized by the United States Custom Officers Macmillan & Co., or Mr. R. H. Johnston; or Philaat Island Pond and St. Albans, and notices also of delphia, Messrs. J. B. Lippincott & Co.

As yet my honorable acquittal by the Secretary of the nothing has been done, and when I tell you that Treasury, &c.

these goods have now been delayed nearly three My object in now writing to you is to inform you months, you will admit with me that they have of other seizures that have been made, as will ap- had time to look into the matter. pear from the following statement.

The Solicitor, last September, sent a letter to all On the 9th of November last, I shipped from the Collectors on the border, as far as I can learn, Montreal for Chicago three small cases of samples to seize any goods that might come from me. I of English books, and on the 19th, three other have seen some of these letters, which are as fol

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lows, as near as I can remember, having only had | in Sheffield, which he established in 1831. He had an opportunity of reading them.

reached the advanced age of 82. TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

ALEXANDER HERTZEN, a well known Russian poet Washington, D. C., September 11, 1869.

and political writer, lately died in Paris, at the age

of 53. He was born in Moscow, and educated at The Collector of Customs, fc. fc.

the University of that city, but was, when 19 years Sır: Information has been furnished this office old, arrested on a charge of hostility to the Go that a Montreal bookseller has been over to England vernment, and condemned to exile. He was, how this summer, and made purchases of large quan- ever, allowed to enter the civil service, and filled tities of English books, with a view of bringing some judicial and administrative posts until perthem over into the United States in fraud of the mitted to return to Moscow. He spent some time revenue altogether, or at a fraudulent undervalua- there in literary work, and in 1842 came out as a tion. The party engaged in this is named Worth- writer. Some years afterwards he obtained per. ington, and you are requested to seize any books mission to travel in Europe. During the Revolacoming from him. Yours respectfully,

tion of 1848 he was in Paris, and afterwards lived (Signed)

C. E. BUNFIELD, in that city and in London alternately. In 1851 Solicitor U. S. Treasury.

he began to print in London revolutionary pamIn addition to the above, Consuls and Collectors phlets in the Russian language. were notified by the Treasury agents that the Trea M. AZaky, the founder of Moldavian literature, sury Department had information that English pub- has died at Jasoy, where he had established the lishers were preparing, and had made for me, special first printing press, and published the first Rouman invoices, in order to enable me to defraud the reve- journal. Besides magazines and almanacs, he pubpue of the United States of its just dues. I em- lished several volumes of poetry and history, phatically deny this. I never had a false invoice

Professor WESTERMANN, of Leipzig, died in that prepared for me, nor did I ever ask it, of either city, in the middle of January. He is well known American or English publishers, nor did I ever hear by an edition of Demosthenes, and a “ History of of one being issued by an English publisher; and Eloquence in Greece and Rome.” He was born in I believe that if I did ask one, from that time my 1806. account would be closed. Apologizing for taking up so much of your valuable space,

I am yours, &c.,

Bankers' Magazine. February.

Financial Position in 1870.–Usury by the Na-
Wholesale Bookseller, tional Banks.--Banking and Commercial Law, Re-
Montreal, Canada.

cent Decisions, &c.- Eminent Merchants and BankOBITUARY.

ers.--Monthly Statement of the Public Debt, 1869, Feb. 14, at his residence, No. 93 Clarke Street, ary, 1862, to December, 1869.-Congress and the

1870.-The Daily Fluctuations in Gold from JanuBrooklyn, Mr. JosEPH WESLEY HARPER, aged 70. A biographical sketch of the late Mr. Harper will Currency; New Legislative Movements.- Bank

Checks are not Cash; Recent Decisions in New appear in our next issue. The Rev. Dr. RowLAND WILLIAMS died on January and Financial Items.Private Bankers.--Changes

York.- Notices of New Publications.- Banking 18th. He was one of the seven writers of “ Essays of President and Cashier ; Sixty New Appointand Reviews." His article was entitled “Bunsen's Biblical Researches," for which he was prosecuted ments. Notes on the Money Market for January. in the Ecclesiastical Court, by Dr. Hamilton, Bishop Engravings of Seven Eminent Merchants. New

York. of Salisbury. He also was author of " Christianity and Hindooism,” “Rational Godliness,"? “ Orestes,” | Good Words. February. -an imitation of a great play-Reviews of Welsh

Carlino (Author of " Doctor Antonio"): Chapters Methodism, the Welsh Church, Welsh Bards, and III., IV. Illustrations.—Very Far Away (William Stonehenge, in the “ Quarterly Review.” He was Alexander, D.D., Bishop of Derry).–Our Working Vicar of Broadchalke, in Wiltshire.

People, and How They Live (“Good Words" ComThe Rev. BADEN Powell, another of the “Essays missioner): II. The Dorsetshire Hind. Illustrations. and Reviews” writers, died some time ago. The -Half-Hours in the Temple Church (C. J. Vauother five are living, namely: Dr. Temple, Bishop ghan, D.D., Master of the Temple) : I. The Christof Exeter; the Rev. B. Jewett, Professor of Greek ian Self-Introspection Humble, but not Morbid. in the University of Oxford; the Rev. H. B. Wil. The Two Margarets. A New Poem (Jean Ingelow): son, Rector of Great Slaughton; the Rev. Mark 1. Margaret by the Mere Side. Illustrations.-DePattison, Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford ; and voted Lives (Rev. W. Fleming Stevenson): II. New Mr. C. W. Goodwin (a brother of the Bishop of Herrnhut.—To Lina Oswald (Aged Five Years) Carlisle), who is one of her Majesty's Consuls (Frederick Locker).- A Visit to the Country of the abroad. It has been formally stated that Bishop Vaudois (Samuel Smiles): II. The Valley of the Temple has withdrawn his essay, which opened the Romanche-Vizille-Bourg d'Oisans—Briancon. Ilwork, from the so much abused volume.

lustrations.-A Conversation and a Story (Arthur The widow of Belzoni, the traveller, died in the Helps).-In the Himalayas (Miss C. F. Gordon island of Jersey, at the age of 88, on the 12th of Cumming). Ilustrations.-Dorothy Fox (Author January. She had an English pension of £200. of “ How it all Happened"): Chapter IV. A Reunion. Her husband, who died in 1823, began his travels V. The Crewdsons. VI. Her Ladyship’s Plans. in Egypt in 1815, and published a narrative of his Illustrations. Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co. operations in 1820. He sent the busts of Jupiter, Good Words for The Young. February. Memnon, etc., to the British Museum, and brought Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood (George Macover from Thebes the model of a splendid tomb he Donald, LL.D.): Part IV. Illustrations.-Little had discovered near that ancient city.

Partridges. Illustrated.—Hymns for the Young : MR. SAMUEL BAILEY, author of " Essays on the No. 4. Up in Heaven. Music by John Hullah.Formation of Opinions," and several other works Giacomo and Palladina, or the Italian Beggars : on metaphysics, political economy, finance, govern- Part II. Illustrated.-Come to the Woods. A Poem ment, and abstract science, died on the 18th Janu- (Author of "Child Nature"). Illustrated.—The ary. He was chairman of the Banking Company, English Girl in the French School. A Story. Il

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