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blank printed on its reverse side, which blank is nothing in the act of July 12, 1876, secruns as follows:
tion 15, which has been quoted as sustainThe MissioNARY Herald.
ing the action of the First Assistant PostmasSubscription price, including prepaid postage, $1.10. ter-General, which in any manner supersedes
For statement concerning persons entitled to the Herald or modifies the ruling above quoted. Hence it free, see first page of this number.
Please fill one of the following blanks and inclose to is of full force and effect. I am therefore of Charles Hutchins, No. 1 Somerset Street, Boston, Mass. 1. I am entitled to receive the Herald free for 1879. delivered from the office at New York City
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out extra charge. Very respectfully, and inclose pay to the close of 1879.
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To Hon. D. M. Key, Postmaster-General. The January number of the Magazine, with this thus bound in, was offered for railing at The decision of the Assistant Attorney-Genethe office where the publication office is ral in the above case is approved, and the rullocated, to wit, Boston, Mass., and was mailed ing of the First Assistant Postmaster-General therefrom to its subscribers in various of date January 25, 1879, is reversed. portions of the country at the bulk rate of post- (Signed) Ď. M. Key, Postmaster-General, age, to wit, three cents per pound, and seems to have reached various offices of destination, and to have been delivered to the persons to
PAPYROGRAPH PROCESS. whom addressed, without extra charge, except
Mr. Wait has introduced into the House a at the office at New York, where the postmas- bill declaring that circular price-lists, drawings, ter refused to deliver it without the payment of and other matter printed by the papyrograph six cents additional on each copy thereof. The process shall be rated as third-class matter in action of the New York office was based upon the mails. the following rulings of the Department, to wit:
1. Ruling 20.--" Postmasters must examine all second-class matter presented to them for mail.
AUTHORS AT WORK. ing, and if it is found that any printed matter is Miss Hadie Heller, with the co-operation inclosed therein which may be subject to a of Mrs. Stephen Fiske, is preparing a life of the higher rate of postage, such as engravings, late Robert Heller, for publication by Carleton. chromos, handbills, or any matter except a ALPHONSE Daudet's forthcoming novel, “La genuine supplement, as defined in the United States Posial Guide, or bills and receipts for by Miss Grace V. Lord, of Boston, for publica
Reine Frédérique,” is being translated in Paris subscriptions, they should not receive it into the tion here simultaneously with its appearance mails unless prepaid at the rate of one cent for abroad. each ounce or fraction thereof by stamps affixed to each package to one address.”—Postal Guide
DR. JOSEPH F. THOMPSON, of Berlin, has No. 4. July, 1875.
written, at the request of the American Tract 2 Ruling 17.-" The Post-Office Department cial reference to the German aspects of that
Society, a small work on Socialism, with spehold that printed slips or circulars stitched or pasted in with the body of periodicals or maga
question, zines with which they have no legitimate connec- Prof. J. E. Thorold Rogers has nearly tions are attempts to evade the law; and all such collected the materials for the next two volumes matter which does not form and which was not of his “History of Agriculture and Prices," intended or originally printed to form a regular which will deal with the period from 1401 to part of the contents of any given number of a 1582 inclusive. periodical or magazine and its cover must be MR. E. C. STEDMAN, it is understood, has de considered as extraneous matter, subjecting the cided to carry out a long-cherished plan, the whole copy with which it is thus thought to be issue of a work on American poetry similar to incorporated to postage at the rate for printed his admirable " Victorian Poets." "He is now matter of the third class. Unless such adver-collecting material for the book. tisements are printed at the same office, on paper of the same size, and regularly paged with states the Examiner, is preparing “ A Baptist
The Rev. Dr. CATHCART, of Philadelphia, Other sheets of the publication, third-class rates, Encyclopædia," to be published in a single stout of postage must be prepaid thereon.”—Postal octavo, and give information about everything Guide No. 12, July, 1877.
connected with the birth and progress of our Without calling in question the correctness
grand old denomination." of these rulings of the Department, I think they have no application in this case.
Mrs. FRANCIS LIEBER, is engaged upon a The inference to be drawn from Ruling No. Life of her husband, the late Dr. Francis Lie17, of July, 1877, will not be disputed. I appre. ber. She urgently requests his friends and hend that printed slips or circulars, stitched or correspondents (or their families, in case of pasted in with the body of periodicals or maga- their decease) who have preserved his letters zines with which they have legitimate connection, to send them to her by express, at Newport, form an integral part thereof within the scope R. I. and purpose of the ruling of the First Assistant Mr. George JACOB HOLYOAKE has comPostmaster-General in the case of the Penn pleted his "History of Co-operation in EngMonthly, under date of December 14, 1875. land," and the second volume is expected to That ruling is as follows: “Printed matter appear very soon. The volume includes the stitched into the body of a magazine and having story of the new industrial movement from reference to the business of its publisher is 1845 to the end of 1878. It is dedicated to Mr. Teld to be an integral part thereof." There' John Bright.
Feb. 15, '79 No. 370 1.
much that is entirely new regarding this re
markable actress, and accompanied with three The Aquatic Monthly and Sporting Gazetteer is portraits ; a discussion of taste in manners and to be published at an early day by Aug. Bren- art under the caption • De Gustibus," by tano, Jr., at whose store the subscription books Charles L. Eastlake, of furniture fame ; a paare now open. Terms, $4 per annum.
per on “The Commercial Crisis of 1837," by
Prof. Sumner, of Yale ; “A Buffalo Hunt in In the March Harper's there will be the usual Northern Mexico," by Gen. Lew. Wallace; variety of illustrated articles, stories by Miss
“Some Western Schoolmasters," by Edward Thackeray and Miss Woolson, and Mr. D. DEggleston ; another of Stockton's
" Rudder Lloyd writes on “ The Tom Side of Macaulay." | Grange stories, “ Pomona's Bridal Trip;" Robinson's Epitome of Literature for February Newport, by an architect who attempts to de
a new study of the so-called “Old Mill Ist has a biographical sketch of Mrs. Mary A. Denison, author of “That Husband of Mine," monstrate that it was built for
another purpose ; and a description, with illustration, of the re
"A College Camp at Lake George," by R. R. cently destroyed Shakespeare Memorial Library several poems in memory of Bayard Taylor.
Bowker, with piciures by F. S. Church ; and at Birmingham.
The American Book Exchangę has started a monthly eclectic of foreign literature, which is,
COMMENTS ON BOOKS. unfortunately, called The Library Magazine. This should be confounded neither with The The Saturday Review describes Prof. Nichol's LIBRARY JOURNAL, the organ of the library in- “Primer of English Composition,” in the series terests, nor with The Library Talk, a general of Literature Primers (Appleton), as so cheap literary periodical. The new periodical is of that every one can find money to buy it, so short Little Classic size of page, and the first number that every one can find time to read it, so clear contains 125 pages.
that every one can find brains to understand it." The Popular Science Monthly (Appletons') has The reviewer of English literature for 1878 in printed in its recent issues the evidence given the Daily News cites only one American work, before the Royal Commission on Copyright by Henry James, Jr.'s, “ The Europeans,' several distinguished English scientific writers, mirable novel.” He claims this, however, as beTyndall, Huxley, and Herbert Spencer. The longing to Europe “not only by its title and by latter's evidence is a peculiarly clear and able its subject, but also, and above all, by its litecontribution to the discussion. Prof. Youmans rary execution.” For other American writers sums up in the February issue in an article there is only a general allusion to "the ordiseverely attacking American publishers for op- nary amount of low-comedy-which has taken posing intețnational copyright.
for its principal theme the plague of children." Wide Awake states that it has doubled its sub- Of Prof. Tyler's “History of American Litscription list this season. The March issue will
(Pútnam) the Evening Post says: have an illustrated article on the Perkins Insti- “Whatever the future volumes shall be in numtution for the Blind, with crayon portraits of ber, size, or character, it is certain that in the Dr. Howe and Laura Bridgman; and a fine por- two now offered Professor Tyler has given us a trait of R. Swain Gifford, the painter, with en- complete and altogether admirable history of gravings of his studio and of one of his paint- early American literary activity, without an adeings, and a biographical sketch by S. G. W. quate acquaintance with which it is impossible Benjamin.
ihat one shall fully and accurately comprehend “ It is rather the fashion,” notes Mrs. Moulton the general history of the colonial people. As
a man thinketh so is he, and these volumes in the Athenæum," for American poets to take to editing. Mr. Howells, the present editor of the of what kind the thinking of the colonists was.
show us, as no other work has done, what and Atlantic, is a poet. In its earliest days Lowell The author has done a notable and a noble serwas on its editorial staff; and not long ago vice 10 American letters, and not less to AmerMr. Lathrop, another poet, was the assistant of ican history, and he has done it admirably, with Mr. Howells. Scribner's Monthly is also in
so much diligence and so much discretion and charge of two poets-Dr. J. G. Holland, the editor-in-chief, and Mr. Richard Watson Gilder,
taste that only hypercriticism would care to dis
cuss the lew and small faults of execution which his assistant.”
are sure to appear in the first edition of a work THE publisher, 55 Cross Street, Manchester, of such magnitude.” England, has now issued the prospectus of Hildebrandt's Technological Index, already announced, which is to be published monthly, and
OBITUARY. is intended to contain all the material requisite for easy reference to all articles of scientific or WORD comes from England of the death of technical interest which have appeared in the Mr. Chas. Henry Mudie, of the Mudie Library, interval. It will consist of alphabetical lists of under circumstances singularly similar to that titles, contents, and authors (if known) of the of Mr. J. B. Scribner. “Mr. Mudie,” says the articles appearing in the periodicals, together Publishers' Circular. "was brought up in his with name, page, etc., of the latter, and this father's business, and his attention to the full will be rendered more complete and useful by development of the immense resources of the a brief statement (not exceeding a line or two) establishment and his careful oversight of the of their salient points.
requirements of the subscribers and his con
stant attention have been fully appreciated. He AMONG the contents of the March Scribner are was in the 29th year of his age, and married a biographical sketch of Modjeska, containing about four years since, but has left no family.”
LITERARY AND TRADE NOTES. An English house has hit upon the capital So great is the demand for Fanny Kemble's notion of issuing five-quire packets of note "Records of a Girlhood" that on the day of its paper, on the illuminated wrappers of which publication the publishers, Henry Holt & Co., a stationer, taking a certain quantity, may have were obliged to order the plates to press for a his imprint, together with a local postal guide, new edition. showing the hours of receiving and dispatching mails, rates of postage, etc. At seaside and
Prof. Hosmer's “Short History of German other places of summer resort these packets Literature,” published by G. I. Jones & Co., will certainly find favor among visitors.
St. Louis, and noted by us recently, may be
ordered in the East through Messrs. Lippincott, Joseph Gillott & Sons have just issued | Dillingham, and Lee & Shepard. a new Falcon pen, numbered 908, which is an Dresser, MCLELLAN & Co., Portland, Me., improved style of the popular Speedwell Fal- have in press at the Riverside an interesting con, introduced by Joseph Gillott over thirty work on historical poems by Samuel C. Moore, years ago. The object of this pen is to supply which may be expected presently. It is ana demand for a cheaper Falcon than their No. nounced as the first work of its kind ever pub878. The list price of the new pen will be lished in the United States. 65 cents per gross. Owing to numerous inquiries, they have also issued a new Oblique
The Brinley Library, of Hartford, recently pen, No. 907, which is the same pattern as
catalogued by Mr. J. Hammond Trumbull, that manufactured by them and known as the in this country, will be sold at Messrs. Leavett's
one of the finest collections of Americana, etc., “B. M. Worthington Pen, by Joseph Gillott," the list price of which will be $1.50 per gross.
rooms, March 10th. In the Tribune of Feb.
IIth Mr. Sabin has a two-column letter deULBRICH & KINGSLEY, Buffalo, N. Y., have scribing the rarities of the library. recently issued a novel manual for spelling ex
A. S. BARNES & Co. have in preparation a ercise. “The Complete Word Speller" aims volume of Southern Selections” for reading to induce the pupil to spell and write at the and oratorical practice, by J. G. James, of same moment, to imprint indelibly upon the Texas; one of “Dialogues and Conversations" mind the construction of every difficult word, i for school use, by Emily S. Vakey, of Albany and to make and preserve a complete and exact Academy; and a decided novelty in school record of his transaction on this topic. The helps, Browne's Spelling Tablet, for handy use. Manual is ruled with two broad columns, one Peter Paul & Bro., Buffalo, call attention for the words dictated, and the other for enter- to the new edition of their well-known and ing the corrected words; two narrow columns seasonable little book, “Lenten Mosaics," are for the number of the word, and for the which every bookseller should have in stock at error check. The book is printed on good this season. A new ribbon book is in press paper, and published at a moderate price. by them, “One of Many," price 75 cents, which
they promise will be “the most artistic thing DANIEL SLOTE & Co., publishers of Mark yet. Twain's best work--so he considers it, we be
A“ History of Princeton and its Institutions," lieve-his gummed scrap-book, send us a nov- by John Frelinghuysen Hageman, is in press by elty in the shape of a pamphlet-file, manufac: J. B. Lippincott & Co., in two octavo volumes, tured under their "Wire-Stitched Patent,'
illurninated with steel plates and cuts. The the same as their regular stock of fat-back author is a lawyer of that place, and traces the reference-files, Mark Twain's scrap.books, etc., history of the town from the earliest settlement, which are said to be giving excellent satisfac
with especial reference to the college and semition both as regards wear and tear and price. The
nary. file has stubs ready-gummed to take the numbers of a periodical for a year, or to hold as many
Dodd, MEAN & Co. add to their popular dol
lar series “ The Maid of Stralsund," by the pamphlets as the flat back gives room for, and for many purposes it will be found very Beggars” attracted such wide attention. They
Dutch novelist De Liefde, whose story of The desirable.
will issue in March the new story by SchönMartin Taylor, Buffalo, has now ready the berg-Cotta Mrs. Charles, Joan the Maid,
Deliverer of France and England,” now in first nine numbers of Prof. Maycock's Industrial Drawing Book, in which all the principles them, in the New York Observer.
course of publication, by arrangement with of design are presented, and the adaptation or ornament to different materials and different A NEW edition of " How to Parse" is in presurfaces, fully illustrated. The course is thor- paration by Roberts Brothers-an excellent, oughly graded and divided, as follows: No. 1, scholarly, simple book which does much to renlines, angles, and curves ; 2, elements of deco- der lovely what the bugbear Grammar is to rative design ; 3, elements of decorative design : many scholars. Its author, Edwin A. Abbott, 4, elementary principles of design ; 5, orna
Head Master of the City of London School, is mental treatment of plant-forms ; 6, adaptation also author of " How to Write Clearly,” and, of ornament to different materials and different with Prof. J. R. Seeley, of “English Lessons surfaces ; 7, principles of designing, with sug
for English People.” gestions for constructing designs; 8, mechan- The complete edition of Mrs. Southworth's ical drafting, plane problems; 9, mechanical works, to which attention is invited elsewhere,
isometric projection. The numbers now includes 43 volumes, which are issued uniare printed on fine paper and neatly gotten up. formly in vellum cloth, black and gold, by The remaining (three) numbers are in prepa. Messrs. Peterson, who have a gold-mine in this ration.
Her books are, we believe,
in various states.
still the most sought, of all living novelists, at nature-studies; the second called “Overhead," the circulating libraries ; in fact, there is no end telling a great deal about stars, planets, conto the demand for them.
stellations, comets, etc., along with an interestLEE & SHEPARD have nearly ready “Elements ing story; the third, “ Four Feet, Wings, and of Design,” by Alfred Rimmer. Incomplete edi. Fins," describing animals, birds, and fishes, tions have before appeared, but now the work while telling an engaging story. Teachers will is finished. Mr. J. Eliot Cabot furnishes an find these very helpful, and scholars will read Introduction explanatory of the purpose of the them with delight, especially as they are fully book-to make a Drawing Primer, to render illustrated. drawing easy not" by making it insignificant, THE Messrs. Putnam have
ready but by making clear the essential principles at the first of the Hampton Tracts for the the outset, and holding them fast to the end." People, edited by Dr. Stephen Smith, General The work will be used as soon as published in S. C. Armstrong, Mrs. M. T. Armstrong, and the Boston Art School.
Miss Helen W. Ludlow. These Tracts are MACMILLAN & Co. have in press a new and condensed but comprehensive statements of greatly enlarged edition of Professor Geikie's the fundamental laws of health, with illustralectures on * Field Geology," delivered two
tions of the results of breaking these laws, and years ago at South Kensington. The author advice as to the best and easiest way of living has developed the lectures into a practical in obedience to them. The first numbers of the manual for the use of geologists, few of whom, series will be “Health Laws of Moses,” “Duty we should suppose, would not be glad to avail of Teachers,” Preventable Diseases," " Who themselves of the suggestions of so practised Found Jamie?” “A Haunted House," and an observer. The new volume, which will con
“Woman's Work in Sanitary Reform." They tain a good many additional illustrations, will will be issued at 8 cents per number, $5 per be published early this year.
100, $40 per 1000. Undertaken at first as a Houghton, Osgood & Co. have in press make a commercial success, since orders for
missionary enterprise, they now promise to “English Language: its Grammatical and Logical Principles,” by Harris R. Greene, for: ton's from factory-owners, planters, and others
several thousands have been received at Hampmerly Principal of Worcester High School, now Principal of Oread Institute for Young Ladies, at Worcester, Mass. Mr. Greene is confident Davis, BARDEEN & Co., who purchased at the he has got hold of the root of the matter, and Schermerhorn sale the remainders of the Amer. that his book will be a positive addition to our
can Library of Education series, the plates of equipment for studying grammar. Very com
which were melted down, announce that the calls petent teachers who have examined his work for the volumes now out of print have been so speak very highly of it. Mr. Greene discusses frequent that they have decided to start a simcarefully the various organic forms of expres- ilar but far more comprehensive series, which sion common to all languages, and the various will eventually include the six volumes in that elements of thought; but he works from the library. The new series will be entitled thought outward to its expression, and not School-Room Classics, and will include only from the expression inward to the thought.
such educational publications as have already A“ WESTERN DEALER," complaining in the
won a permanent footing in pedagogical lit
All the volumes will be uniform in American Bookseller of the treatment of retailers by the educational publishers, suggests that
size of page with the School Bulletin publicawere the former “ as a body to organize and agi- tions, in paper, at 25 cents each. Vol. I. consists tate the repeal of all taxes
“ Unconof Bishop Huntington's address on
on knowledge, whether on books, bound or unbound, on any. chusetts State Teachers' Association in 1855,
scious Tuition," delivered before the Massathing which entered into a book or its binding, and published in the second number of Barwith such a modification of our copyright laws as would prevent any one from copyrighting 1856. Single editions in pamphlet form have
nard's American Journal of Education, in elementary English school-books, they might been repeatedly issued and exhausted, and succeed in getting the boot on to the other foot. the demand for it has increased so rapidly that In other words, under such a system the people and the retailer would be benefited, but the it was deemed best to give it a permanent and
handsome dress. American book-maker would not." The first clause of the last remark is certainly open to A work on “ Private International Law," by question.
Mr. Albert Dicey, is in press in England, and Though not text-books, certain of the recent
will appear shortly. publications of D. Lothrop & Co. are quite ONE of the novelties of the Paris Exposition within the liberal range which wise teachers was a book whose text was woven in silk, after now favor in the choice of school - books. the fashion of the well-known silk book-marks. Among these are "The Story of English Liter
WE regret to note the failure of the wellature for Young People,” which gives in a very known French commissionnaire, Gustav Bonange, pleasant, clear, and rememberable style a great which is said to have been caused by overdeal of information about English writers, their speculation outside the book business. times, and their works; Miss Yonge's excellent Young Folks' Histories of Germany, France,
BUSINESS NOTES. England, and Rome - four very interesting books, made yet more attractive by many illus
MANCHESTER, N. H.-The firm of Wilson, trations; and three books on philosophy, as
Moore & Co., booksellers, etc., has been distronomy, and natural history-the first called solved, and the business is continued by Moore
Eyes Right," by Adam Stwin, a series of con- & Co. versations on electricity, magnetism, optics, MILWAUKEE, Wis.—The firm of Des Forges botany, the atmosphere, rocks, and other & Co., dealers in books and stationery, has