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would prevent penitentiary convicts from work- Toast : “ The American Branch and its
ing at any useful trade, and preclude the sup- Manager, Mr. Joseph L. Blamire." • pression of robbers on the highway.
MR. HENRY M. REED. School-book publishers have plucked the A noble record of twenty-five years devoted people long enough. The day of their almost
to the work of building up the agency of a total extinction is not so remote as they proudly house whose influence for good extends to-day imagine. How can they afford to buy legisla- throughout the length and breadth of the tures and city school-boards? How do they man- United States. age to support so many expensive agents ? How do they afford to pay such enormous sums
For he is a Routledgeman, for advertising? How does each firm manage
For he himself has said it ; to retire a set of partners every few years? The
And it's greatly to his credit sums represented by these measures should
That he is a Routledgeman, remain in the pockets of the people of the state,
That he is a Routledgeman.
For he might have been a Harper, and may so remain if Mr. Bower's bill becomes
A Scribner or a Carter, a law and its provisions are judiciously carried
Or perhaps an Apple-tan, out. Then, teachers of Illinois, in the name of
Or perhaps an Apple-tan.
But in spite of all temptations independence of publishers, of immunity from
To sell other publications, their bores of agents, and cheap and uniform
He remains a Routledgeman, text-books, let us "haste to the Bower.”
He remains a Routledgeman.
Toast : “ Our Guests".... MR. G. A. KUNDAHL, THE ROUTLEDGE SILVER CELEBRA
"Be merry, thou, with me to-day, TION.
And I'll be wise with thee to-morrow." It was just twenty-five years ago, April 2012, TOAST : “ The Travellers." 1854, that Mr. George Routledge, with Mr.
MR. JOHN A. McQUILLAN. Jos. L. Blamire, long known as the manager of the American branch house of Geo. Rout
“ Fetter not commerce! Let her be free as ledge & Sons, arrived in New York with the air, and, like the birds, she will lange the purpose of establishing this branch, which has whole creation, and return on the winged wings since attained such considerable proportions of heaven to bless, the earth with peace and Those connected with this establishment joined
plenty.”—Patrick Henry. in doing honor to the occasion by a " silver
We're the travellers of the store, celebration,” which took the shape of a pleas
We wear clothes without a flaw, ant dinner at Sutherland's. Mr. Jos. L. Bla
At the best hotels we display our works, mire, as chairmata, and Mr. Henry M. Reed,
And we bother all the buyers, and the salesmen, and the the widely popular representative of the house And we bother all the buyers, and the salesmen, and the with the trade, as vice-chairman, were sup
clerks, ported by Messrs. George L. Beeston, Patrick
And especially the buyers,
Who call us awful liars,
Toast : “ The Home Department.” the committee.
MR. JAMES J. POTTER. The rest of the story is told in the clever “When I see a merchant over-polite to his bill of fare, which we reproduce entire as a customers, begging them to taste a little brandy, capital " humor of the trade." It is Mr. Marcus and throwing half his goods on the counter, Woodle, we understand, who is responsible for thinks I, that man has an axe to grind.”— this trade“ Pinasore." He is certainly entitled Miner. to the nomination for poet laureate of the trade.
Orders are not what they seem, ""God bless us, every one,' said Tiny Tım.”--Dickens.
Some look nice and turn out mean. “Then fill the bowl-away with gloom!
Buyer comes into the store,
He's a bore and nothing more,
So he be.
Toast: " The Counting-House."
MR. CHARLES H. PIERSON.
Up! up! my friend, and quit your books, Toast : “ The House of George Routledge,
Or surely you'll grow double.
Up! up! my friend, and clear your looks ; London".... ...Mr. Joseph L. BLAMIRE. Why all this toil and trouble?"-Wordsworth.
“ The imprint of George Routledge & Sons is a guarantee of literary excellence and moral purity."--N. Y. Journal of Commerce.
They made me a Book-keeper--poor little Book-keeper,
Though I could never tell why; * As half in shade, and half in sun,
But still I'm a Book-keeper-dear little Book-keeper,
Sweet little Book-keeper I.
I use ink and paper, and sometimes the scraper
To obliterate some ugly blot, “A good digestion to you all ; and once more, I shower a
Mistakes I make never-What?-Well, hardly ever, welcome on you ; welcome all."-Shakespeare.
So few they are readily forgot.
So drink to your Book-keeper-dear little Book-keeper,
Drink, drink, for I am mighty dry.
Look at your Book-keeper-good' little Book-keeper.
Sweet little Book-keeper I.
MR. JOHN Moss.
“Orders are Heaven's first law."
And the clerks.
“A dinner lubricates business."-Stowell.
THE SENATE AND THE POSTMASTER-
The Senate has this week received from Post-
master-General Key a response to the resolution And pack the books all day. When there's no morning mail
, and the orders fail, by which, on motion of Mr. Voorhees, the week We've plenty of time to play.
previous, he was " directed to furnish his reason (N. B.---Look out for the Boss.)
for barring the Citizen Soldier, a newspaper pub
lished in Washington City, from transmission Toast : “ Post-Office Department."
through the mails at the same rates of postage MR. GEORGE L. BEESTON. accorded to other newspapers : and further, to
state why he admits to the mails at pound rates “ Letters speed intercourse from soul to soul, And waft large orders from Indus to the of the same class from like privilege, furnish
of postage one journal, and excludes another Pole." -Old Poet, adapted.
ing with this statement the names of such news“There were few things more impressive to papers as have heretofore enjoyed these rates him than a ship lying up against some lonely of postage but are now denied them through quay. . . . . Sometimes a distant sail, gliding recent rulings of his department.” The Postalong the edge of the ocean, would be another master-General, after quoting these terms of the theme of idle speculation."-Ruskin.
resolution, proceeds to say:
"In response thereto, I have the honor
to submit that, while it is competent for Kind fellers, I've important information,
that honorable body (the Senate) to call upSing hey the fearful teasers that you are ; A ship is coming from the English nation,
on this department for any information that I saw her as she came across the bar.
may be of service to the legislative branch A merry, merry steamer,
of the government in matters of legislation, A merry, merry steaner, A merry, merry steamer from afar ;
it is respectfully insisted that it is not within A ship is coming from the English nation,
the just province of the legislative branch I saw her as she came across the bar.
to direct an executive officer of the govTOAST : “ The Store-key-per.”
ernment to furnish his reasons for the perMR. MARCUS WOODLE.
formance of a duty devolved upon him by law. I have taken the liberty, however, of supposing
that it was not the intention of the Senate to When I was a lad I served a term
direct me to furnish a reason for an adminisAs errand-boy to a publishing firm ; I stood on the ladder and I read all day,
trative act of this department, but rather to But that I did while the boss was away.
furnish such information relating to the subI read the books so frequentlee,
ject-matter of the resolution as will be of serThat now I am the keeper of the big store key. vice to that body in the enactment of such laws
as may be deemed expedient and necessary. Toast : “ The Ladies."
Entertaining this view of the object of the reso* Here's to the maiden of bashful fifteen,
lution, I have the honor to inform the Senate Here's to the widow of fifty; Here's to the flaunting, extravagant quean,
that the records of this department show that a Here's to the housewife that's thrifty.
paper published in the city of Washington, Let the toast pass,
styled the Citizen Soldier, was referred to this Drink to the lass, I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for the glass." department by the postmaster at said
city, with -Sheridan
an inquiry as to the rate of postage properly chargeable thereon. Upon a reference of said
inquiry to the Assistant Attorney-General THE STANLEY COPYRIGHT SUITS.
for this department, it was held that said paper In most of the copyright suits brought by was a 'regular publication, designed primarily Harper & Bros. in the matter of Stanley's for advertising purposes,' within the meaning of “Through the Dark Continent," the cases have Section 15 of the Act of July 12th, 1876, and, been withdrawn on satistactory assurances that therefore, chargeable with postage at the rate the Canadian piracy would not thereafter be of one cent for each two ounces or fraction sold. Injunctions have been obtained against thereof. The opinion of the Assistant Attorneyother parties in the U. S. Circuit Courts for General was approved by me, and the postmasMassachusetts and Illinois, and in the Detroit ter advised accordingly. Subsequently, viz., case Judge Brown has rendered a decree
on the 25th of March, 1879, at the urgent rein the U. s. Circuit Court against D. P. quest of the proprietors of the paper in ques. Work, permitting Harper & Bros. to recover tion, the ruling in this case, together with the all profits that have arisen from the sale of the whole subject-matter of the proper construction work, and enjoining the defendant from pur- of said act, was referred to the Attorney-Genchasing or selling any more copies of the eral, where it is now pending, awaiting his Canadian edition.
"Replying to the second branch of the Sen
ator's inquiry, I have the honor to say that no PERSONAL MENTION.
such discrimination as is intimated therein is Mr. Daldy, of Daldy, Isbister & Co., is in made by this department. The only knowlthis country.
edge which this department has of what publi
cations are transmitted in the mails at the rates MR. A. L. BANCROFT, of A. L. Bancroft & fixed by Section 5 of the Act of June 23d, 1874, Co., San Francisco, is coming East, and will and those prescribed by Secti'n 15 of the Act remain in New York until June ist. His head of July 12th, 1876, is that furnished by an occaquarters will be at D. Appleton & Co.'s, where sional reference by the postmaster at the office he will be pleased to see his friends.
of mailing in a doubtful case, and the ruling made by the department thereon. Such cases,
BUSINESS NOTES. however, are isolated ones, the determination of the status of all publications offered for
Boston, Mass.-A. W. Lovering, the giftmailing, under the two acts referred to, rest
bookseller of Boston, has moved from his "arching, in the first instance, with the local postmas-way store," under the old Marlboro Hotel ter. Should the Senate desire the names of (which is being torn down), to No. 336 Washsuch publications as have been determined to ington Street, where pianos, gold watches, and be of the one class or the other, on an appeal other luxuries too numerous to mention are to this deparıment, they will be furnished upon daily given to his customers. an intimation of such a desire.
CLEVELAND, O.-Stephen E. Brooks and Ar“Very respectfully, D. M. KEY,
thur S. Brooks, late of Brooks, Schinkel &
Postmaster. General. Co., succeed S. E. Brooks in the stationery "To the President of the Senate."
business at the old stand, 117 Superior Street.
New York City.-F. W. Christern has rePUBLICATIONS FOR ADVERTISING PURPOSES. Place to a very handsome store at 180 Fifth
moved from his old quarters in University THE Attorney-General has affirmed the deci. Avenue. sion of the Assistant Attorney-General for the
NEW YORK CITY.- Ward & Drummond will Post-Office Department that regular publica- move in a few days to their new store, 116 tions designed primarily for advertising pur- Nassau Street. poses" cannot be sent through the mails at the rates charged legitimate newspapers. He
WilliamSPORT, PA.-Mr. A. D. Lundy sucholds that a paper may be originated and pub. ceeds to the well-known firm of Ayers & Lundy. lished for the dissemination of information of “Capt." J. J. Ayers, having grown old, retires a public character, have a legitimate list of from business altogether. subscribers, and yet be designed primarily for " advertising purposes” within the meaning of
LITERARY AND TRADE NOTES. the law; that the term relates to a paper the principal object of which is to advertise the
J. M. Srondart & Co. have nearly ready business of the owner. That a publication volume nine of their reprint of the “ Éncyclomay have all the characteristics of a legitimate pædia Britannica." newspaper entitled to the pound rates of post- WARD & DRUMMOND (successors to U. D. age, yet if it appears from the columns of the Ward) have just put to press the second edition paper itself or from other satisfactory evidence of the Star Book for Ministers," by Rev. E. T. that the primary or princi object of the paper | Hiscox, D.D. is to advertise the business of the editor or MR. F. W. CHRISTERN has received the proprietor, it falls within the class denominated third series of Alexander Dumas, Jr.'s, * regular publications designed primarily for ** Entr'Actes." This includes the famous advertising purposes."
“ Homme-femme" papers.
The interesting novel of Hassaurek, “Secret
of the Andes," meeting with great success, is AUTHORS AT WORK.
being translated into German, and will soon be George H. Gordon is preparing a history of published by Robert Clarke & Co. Pope's campaign.
Mr. Wm. BLAIKIE's new book, “How to Get
Strong. and How to Stay So,” is nearly ready MR. J. BRANDER MATTHEWS, the writer of at the Harpers', and a volume of "Recreations the article on “Molière, the Life and the in Astronomy,” by the Rev. H. W. Warren, Legend,” in Lippincott's for April, is at work on D.D., with illustrations, is in press. a full biography of the great French dramatist.
A NEW Cedarcroft edition of Bayard Taylor's Mrs. Wister is translating from the German novels, 5 vols. in box at $1.25 each, in a neat Marlitt's latest novel, entitled “In the Schil. cover of tinted board, with design in red and lingscourt.” The trade should bear this well black, is in preparation at G. P. Putnam's in mind, for Mrs. Wister's translations are Sons'-a happy idea for summer trade. among the best selling novels published.
LOCKWOOD BROOKS & Co. have in press a
metrical translation of Virgil's “Æneid,” by MR. GEORGE MEREDITH, an English writer, Lieut.-Gov. John D. Long, of Massachusetis, will bring out before long a new novel styled which has been read in manuscript by some " The Egoist, a Comedy in Narrative." The
very competent critics, whose verdict is exwork is in some degree an experiment, as it is ceedingly favorable. a deviation from our later realism, and its point of view is the comic, in the higher sense Zophiel," the poem referred to frequently in
LEE & SHEPARD will bring out in'a few days of the word, instead of the sentimental.
this column ; No. 6 of Geo. M. Baker's “ReadThe announcement is made of a new novel ing Club,” an excellent collection of short by Henry Gréville (Madame Durand), entitled stories, sketches, and poems; and a small book "Cité Ménard," and now being translated into on “Head Dress,” in which at least half or English, in Paris, under the title of " Menard mankind is interested. Alley," by Miss Helen Stanley, from the au- A NEW volume of sermons by Rev. M. J. thor's advance sheets. The purpose of this Savage, of Boston, is now in course of preparabook is said to be to represent the virtues of tion for early publication by Lockwood, Brooks the common people of France, as that of M. & Co. Mr. Savage is a thoughtful, radical Zola seems to be to represent their vices, and preacher, who has the habit (said not to be abfrom this point of view it bids fair to be an solutely universal) of saying in the pulpit just agreeable change.
what he thinks in his study,
AMONG those who suffered in the destructive
“The Ghost of Redbrook," a new novel, by an appendix to Molesworth’s " Pocket-book of the author of "The Clifton Picture," " The Engineering Formulæ ;" a book "On Steel, its Lacy Diamonds," “ Odd Trump,' etc., is an- History, Manufacture, and Uses," by J. S. Jeans, nounced by J. B. Lippincott & Co. His former Secretary of the British Iron and Steel Institute; works have been spoken of as fresh, free, and another on “Corliss Engines and Allied healthy, unconventional, and well written, and Steam Motors,” by W. H. Uhland, translated by with a purity of style that is refreshing.
A. Tolhausen, C.E. It is as well to be accurate even in small things, and we apologize to our readers for two errors fire which occurred in Philadelphia on Sunday, carelessly allowed to slip into a recent issue. April 6th, at Fourth and Rose streets, were *The letters of Arsène Houssaye were origi. Ignatius Kohler, German bookseller and imnally published by Mr. Gill, not by Mr. porter, whose loss is estimated at $50,000, with Lovell, and the English publishers of Stanley's about $25,000 insurance ; Messrs. A. W. Stuart “ Through the Dark Continent" are of course & Sons, booksellers and printers, loss $11,000, not Longmans & Co., but the Low house. covered by insurance; and Messrs. Boericke &
D. APPLETON & Co. are doing a good thing Tafel, the homeopathic book publishers, who in putting into neat cloth binding, ai a very low lost quite heavily on stock that was stored in price, the more permanent issues of their that vicinity: The fire was the most severe that popular New Handy Volumes. The “Ruskin,” has visited Philadelphia for a long time. The to be presently published, will be issued in this locality seems to be unsortunate, it being the style as well as in paper, and with it the already third time within a few years that it has been published “Carlyle," and the volumes on the burni, and all were large fires. Composers have been similarly treated.
Mr. Henry Kiddle, the well-known SuperA TRANSLATION of Prof. Haeckel's latest con intendent of the New York City schools, has tribution to the scientific war now raging in Publishing Co.'s, which will be received as very
prepared a book, nearly ready at the Authors' Germany, “ Free Science and Free Teaching,” extraordinary, coming from the source it does. will be published by D. Appleton & Co. They This is a volume entitled "Spiritual Communihave also in preparation his work on " The cations," and claiming to present "a revelation Evolution of Man: a Popular Exposition of of the future life, illustrating and confirming the Principal Points of Human Ontogeny and the fundamental ' doctrines of the Christian Philogeny,” with colored plates and numerous faith," "affording a proof of the truth of Christ's engravings on wood.
mission and doctrines more conclusive than MR. J. N. OGILVIE, for ten years with the Na- has ever been given since the age of the tional Temperance Society, is about to start, Apostles." The author believes these to be at No. 29 Rose Street, New York, the American authentic communications from the eternal Temperance Publishing House, and has al-world, a belief arising from his investigations ready in press
" The American Temperance into psychological phenomena. Speaker, No. 1," and three lectures by John B. Gough. He will also keep in stock the An exceptionally interesting announcement temperance issues of other publishers and is made by J. B. Lippincott & Co. in “The run a few miscellaneous lines.
Reader's Handbook," by E. Cobham Brewer, D. Lothrop & Co. have just issued “My Fable.". Much criticism has been written upon
LL.D., author of the “ Dictionary of Phrase and Daughter Susan," one of “ Pansy's” pleasant the present tendency to abridge and condense ; stories; and will shortly publish " Yensie Wal- but what will the crítics say when they take up ton,” a religious story, by Mrs. S. R. Graham - The Reader's Handbook” and find the stories Clark ; “ Poor Papa," by Mary W. Porter; and * Six Months at Mrs. Prior's,” by Emily Adams. of Homer's "Illiad" and "Odyssey." Virgil's These stories are all illustrated, and appeal to Paradise Lost and Regained, “ The Nibelun
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gen Lied," the “ Lusiad" of Camoens, with the the books published by this house.
story poems of Chaucer, Spenser, Tennyson, Macmillan & Co. have just received the first Longfellow, Scott, Byron, etc., etc., told in a part of one of the most important enterprises few lines? The object of the work is to surof scholarship of the day-in Skeat’s “ Etymo ply readers and speakers with a lucid but very logical Dictionary," which appears in the Clar- brief account of such names as are used in al endon Press Series. This is the product of the lusion and references, whether by poets or prose most thorough learning and the most advanced writers, to furnish those who consult it with scholarship, and will take rank as the standard the plot of popular dramas, the story of epic book of reference. There will be four parts, poems, and the outline of the well-known at the moderate price of $2.50 each.
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