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THE COLOR PRINTER. A treatise on the use of colors in typo

graphic printing By John F. Earhart. 137. pp. and 90 colored plates. Cloth, $2.50. Cincinnati: Earhart & Richardson. 1892.


B-3, etc., and so on. Then to distinguish one manuscript from the other at a glance I simply fold the first manuscript sharply once length. wise, turning in, say, an inch on the right-hand side. The second manuscript I fold similarly once in the middle, and the third manuscript once on the left-hand side. If I press down the fold with a paper knife, the manuscript will retain just enough of it when the manuscripts are opened out flat to separate them when they are laid one above another, and the editor who receives them sees at a glance that there are several separate manuscripts enclosed and just which sheets belong to each one.

Los ANGELES, Calif.

L. A. S.


(Under this heading it is intended to describe any handy little contrivance that may be of use in any way to literary workers. Facts about home-made devices particularly are desired. Paid descriptions of patented articles will not be printed here on any terms; but this shall not hinder any one from letting others know gratuitously about any invention that is of more than ordinary value to literary workers. Readers of THE WRITER are urged to tell for the benefit of other readers what little schemes they may have devised or used to make their work easier or better. By a free exchange of personal experiences every one will be helped, and, no matter how simple a useful idea is, it is an advantage that every one should know about it. Generally, the simpler the device, the greater is its value.)

Pencil Guard. — In carrying a pencil in a leather case, divided into four parts, which I wear inside one of my upper vest pockets, I have been bothered, when the pencil grew short, by having it slip down into its compartment in the leather case so that it was not easy to get out. Now I have stopped all that by twisting a small rubber band several times around the pencil near the top. This simple guard keeps the pencil from slipping down into the case, and is n't a bad thing on the pencil anyway. I have used it once or twice for an eraser, , when I had no better implement at hand.

L. 0. F. Los ANGELES, Calif.

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Distinguishing Different Manuscripts. – When I send out two or three different manucripts in the same envelope, as I sometimes do, it is convenient to distinguish the sheets of one manuscript from those of another so that the editor to whom I am sending them will not get them mixed. This may be done by using different styles of paper for each manuscript or by fastening the sheets of each one together by themselves. Both of these ways are objectionable. Editors do not like to have the sheets of a manuscript fastened together in any way, because in that case they are not so easily read, and it is not convenient always to have several different styles of manuscript paper at hand. My way out of the difficulty is to number the sheets of my first manuscript A-I, A-2, A-3, etc., and of the second manuscript B-1, B-2,

A NEWSPAPER SENSATION. (Journalist series. ) Louis N. Megargee. Lippincott's (25 c. ) for December.

LITERARY POPULARITY. Edgar Fawcett. Lippincott's ( 25 c. ) for December.

BIOGRAPHY. Leslie Stephen. Reprinted from National Review in Littell's Living Age ( 18 c. ) for November 25.

HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD. With portrait. Chicago Graphic ( 10 c.) for November 18.

THE MYSTERY OF STYLE. Walter Blackburn Harte. Worthington's ( 25 c.) for December.

LETTERS OF JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL. W. D. Howells. Harper's Weekly ( 10c. ) for November 18.

FRANCIS PARKMAN. E. Irenæus Stevenson. trait. Harper's Weekly ( 10 c.) for November 18.

THE WRITING MATERIAL OF ANTIQUITY. Illustrated Georg Ebers. Cosmopolitan ( 13 c. ) for November.

The BOOKWORM. Illustrated. Victor Speer. Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly ( 25 c. ) for December.

My First Book, "A ROMANCE OF TWO WORLDS." Marie Corelli. Reprinted from The Idler in Chicago Graphic (10 c.) for November 11,

LUCY STONE. T. W. Higginson. Harper's Basar for November 18.

PICTURES BY TELEGRAPH. Youth's Companion ( 10 c.) for November 9.

RICHARD HENRY STODDARD. With portrait. Chicago Graphic ( 10 c.) for November 4.

CRUELTY TO Poets. Andrew Lang. Illustrated London News ( 15 c. ) for November 11.

THE METROPOLITAN NEWSPAPER REPORTER. Albert Franklin Matthews. Chautauquan for November.

Celia THAXTER AND HER ISLAND HOME. With portrait Helen Leah Reed. Chautauquan for November.

JOHN SULLIVAN DWIGHT. With portrait. W. S. B. M. Music ( 30 c. ) for September.

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THOREAU, AND HIS ENGLISH FRIEND, THOMAS CHOLMONDELEY. F. B. Sanborn. Atlantic (35 c.) for December. "MERE LITERATURE." Woodrow Wilson. Atlantic (35 c.) for December.

HUMOR, WIT, FUN, AND SATIRE. James Russell Lowell. Century (35 c.) for November.

GERALD MASSEY, THE MAN AND THE POET. B. O. Flower. Arena (50 c.) for November.

THE HOMES AND HAUNTS OF HAWTHORNE Illustrated. Winfield S. Nevins. New England Magazine (25 c.) for November.

THE FRIENDSHIP OF EDWIN BOOTH AND JULIA WARD HOWE. Illustrated. Florence Marion Howe Hall. New England Magazine ( 25 c. ) for November.

AN ARGUMENT FOR VERTICAL HANDWRITING. Illustrated. Joseph V. Witherbee. Popular Science Monthly (50 c.) for November.

GLIMPSES OF THE FRENCH IllustratoRS-II. With examples of work. F. N. Doubleday. Scribner's (25 c.) for November.

PROFESSOR E. A. FREEMAN AT HOME. With portrait and illustrations. Delia Lyman Porter. Scribner's (25 c.) for November.

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THE DECADent Movement in LITERATURE. trait. Arthur Symons. Harper's ( 35 c. ) for November. THE NEW MORAL DRIFT IN FRENCH LITERATURE. Paul Bourget. Forum ( 50 c. ) for November.

WHAT A DAILY NEWSPAPER MIGHT BE MADE. William Morton Payne. Forum for November.

WEARINESS. Professor Michael Foster.

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Nineteenth Century in Eclectic (45 c ) for November. AN OLD BOOK ABOUT POETRY. John Vance Cheney. Cali fornian (25 c.) for November.

HOW A PLAY IS PRODUCED. With illustrations. Arthur Hornblow. Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly (25 c.) for November.

How I WROTE "THE LADY OR THE TIGER," AND WHAT CAME OF WRITING IT. Illustrated. Frank R. Stockton. Ladies' Home Journal ( 10 c. ) for November.

MR. HOWELLS AT CLOSE RANGE. Illustrated. H. H. Boyesen. Ladies' Home Journal (10 c.) for November. WHY DO NOT LITERARY WOMEN MARRY? Amelia E. Barr. BUT THEY DO MARRY. Octave Thanet. Home Journal ( 10 c.) for November.


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THE STORY Of the Ladies' HOME JOURNAL. traits of artists and editors. Ladies' Home Journal (10 c.) for November.

NOTABLE ESSAYS IN CRITICISM-LITERATURE IN THE UNITED STATES. Charles Dudley Warner. "Editor's Study" of Harper's (35 c.) for December.

FRANCIS PARKMAN AND HIS WORK. Julius H. Ward. Forum (25 c.) for December.

THE MOST POPULAR NOVELS IN AMERICA. Hamilton W. Mabie. Forum (25 c. ) for December.


Francis Parkman died at his

home in

Jamaica Plain November 8, aged seventy years.

Walter Blackburn Harte is to have in Worthington's Magazine hereafter a department entitled "In the Library Corner." His contribution to the December number is an interesting article on "The Mystery of Style." Worthington's Magazine is now a year old. There is no better home magazine published.

Each number of the Magazine of Art (New York) hereafter will contain three plates, a photogravure or etching as a frontispiece, and two separate plates, printed in colors where it may be legitimately done in order to heighten effect and give an added brilliancy to the pages of the magazine. The plates in the December number (commencing the new volume) are : photogravure," Veronica Veronese, " by Rossetti ; etching, "The Alhambra," by Macbeth Raeburn; and wood-engraving, - "The Harbor of Refuge," by Fred. Walker. The price of the magazine will not be increased. Mr. Howells is going to give his literary autobiography to the readers of the Ladies' Home Journal, beginning with the number for December, and continuing through 1894.

Professor Woodrow Wilson's article, "Mere Literature," in the Atlantic for December makes a plea for the study of books not as subjects of scientific inquiry.

Miss Zitella Cooke, whose name is becoming every year more and more familiar to readers of periodical literature, is living now in Boston, devoting her whole time to literary work. She comes of a leading Southern family, connected with the Lees, and including high officers in the army and navy. She suffered severely by the civil war, losing parents, a brother, and other relatives, to say nothing of wealth. She has much literary talent. Her poetical work especially is of high character, since, as a leading Boston critic has said, "she adds to finished art the feeling coming of full sympathy with the good and beautiful in human nature."

Since the Potter Publishing Company, of Boston, got into financial difficulties, Sam Walter Foss, who had been the editor of the Yankee Blade, which was published by the company, has resigned his position and is now devoting himself mainly to syndicate contributions of prose and verse to a number of leading newspapers.

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