9.09.2008

late news from yester year

I meant to publish this last week, but never got around to it...
Anyway, some news from September 4, 1897 from the esteemed publication, Publisher's Weekly [no. 1336].

NOTES ON AUTHORS


VLADIMIR TCHERTKOFF, a disciple of Tolstoi, will soon have finished a work on "spirit Wrestlers of Russia."

MRS. CRAIGE has finished her novel, "The School of Saints," which will be published in the early autumn by T. Fisher Unwin. The story refers to political life in the middle of the century, and one of the characters is modeled, so it is said, on an eminent politician of the time.

JOURNALISTIC NOTES


BYRON'S sword, which he wore in the Greek revolution, was saved from the Chicago fire by Mrs. Keith, and now hangs in her library in Chicago. A picture of it appears in the September Scribner's, to accompany Mrs. Sanborn's article on "Lord Byron in the Greek Revolution."

ONE of the first newspapers to be started in the Klondike region will be owned and operated by a Chicago woman. Mrs. Caroline Westcott Romney, who will leave immediately for the Alaskan gold-fields, will take with her a small hand-press and an outfit comprising all the necessities of the newspaper business when conducted on a small scale.

LITERARY AND TRADE NOTES


LAMSON, WOLFFE & CO. have just ready "Ballads of Lost Haven," a book of the sea, by Bliss Carman, whose "Low Tide on Grand Pre" proved that the waters speak to him of many things in the present and hereafter.

C. & E. LAYTON, London, announce "Fires and Public Entertainments," by Edwin O. Sachs, a study of some 1000 notable fires at theatres, music-halls, circus buildings, and temporary structures during the last 100 years.

THE AUTHORS' PUBLISHING CO., Chicago, will issue early in September "Zelma, the Mystic, or, white versus black magic," by Alwyn M. Thurber. The author offers solutions to many all-absorbing questions of the hour. The book will be illustrated.

THE J.B. LIPPINCOTT Co. call attention to two important books. "Getting Gold" by J.F.C. Johnson, is a compendium in specially concrete form of useful information respecting the processes of mining from the soil and after-treatment of gold and gold ores by a life-member of the Australasian Mine-Manager's Association; and "The Metallurgy of Gold," by T. Kirke Rose, Assistant Assayer of the Royal Mint, is ready in a second edition, revised and partly rewritten, with many additional illustrations.

FREDERICK WARNE & CO. have just ready "The Art of Conversing, or, dialogues of the day," by the author of "Manners and Rules of Good Society," in which sample conversations are given for many social occasions, such as chance meetings, dinner parties, ball-rooms, morning calls, etc. Great attention is given to charm of voice and manner, and the writer instructs carefully how it may be acquired with care and observation.

LAIRD & LEE have just ready "The Little Klondyke Nugget," a trustworthy vest-pocket companion for the gold-seeker. It contains the mining laws and regulations of Canada and the United States and a wealth of information on gold-mining in general- in California, at Cripple Creek, etc., as well as in the Klondyke region. The contents of the "Klondyke Nugget" are all well classified and every one starting for the new gold-fields will find this little book thoroughly up to date and a great help.

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