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Silver Jubilee Year

VOL. XXV., No. i.

1 RICE, $i 00 PER YEAI?

Canadian Newsdealer

Official Organ of the Canadian Book, Stationery and Publishing Trades Association

and for Twenty-Four Year:; the Recognized Organ of the Book, Stationery and Fancy Goods Trades of Canada.

TORONTO, 10 Front St. East. WINNIPEG, 511 Union Bank Building. LONDON, ENG., 88 Fleet St. E.C

MONTREAL. z*z McGill St

PUBLICATION OFFICE: TORONTO, JANUARY, 1909,

Why Didn't You Ask Us

about that special proposition to agents last month ? It is a good one and you're missing a fine chance to increase your profits. We want to show you how you can do it by specializing on our well advertised brands of

CARBON PAPERS

and RIBBONS

Our offer is a straight business proposition and it's going to make money more money for both of us and we want you to investigate it.

You know the name of " Underwood." You've heard it for years. You know it is one of the most potent selling factors on branded goods to-day. Why put off writing us ? It is certainly to your advantage to do so. Sit right down now while you think of it and drop us a line and we will explain the whole proposition to you by return mail.

JOHN UNDERWOOD&Co

90 Richmond St. East NEW YORK TORONTO LONDON. ENG.

TK,

Holidays

ind it is X ]

are over and it is A 1111C to get down to business for the

New Y

ear

If You Want Anything in

Stationery or Books

-or-

Religious Articles

Drop Us a Post Card

We will have increased facilities for serving you

LIBRAIRIE BEAUCHEMIN

Limited 256 St. Paul St. 18 Notre Dame St. 26 St. Gabriel St.

MONTREAL

Wholesale Book, and Stationery Est.ihlisheJ in 1842

BOOKSELLER A X D STATIONER

The Par Excellence of Pencils

The EMERALD Penci.

REGISTERED IN CANADA

A new pencil of supreme quality, adapted to all classes of work. Manufactured with extra compressed lead. Af Neatly

In nine grades and j^T packed One indelible copying. J& Dozen in a box.

BB, B, HB, H, HH, HHH, HHHH, HHHHH, HHHHHH

COPYING

THE

GREEN PENCIL

THE "EMER/

REGIS I I KM

EXTRA COMPI

=E

IN THE

GREEN BOX

WRITE FOR SAMPLES

Warwick Bros. & Rutter,

Limited

Wholesale

Manufacturing

Stationers

Toronto

n

BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER

1909-

AY IT

be the

best year you have ever seen—and the worst year you ever will see

CHAS. : GOODALL : SONS : LIMITED

AUBREY O. HURST 24 Scott Street TORONTO, CANADA

FOUNTAIN PENS

Under your own imprint.

We' are the largest manufacturers of FOUNTAIN PENS for special imprint orders, in AMERICA.

We manufacture only a high-grade article in Fountain Pens. Every line we make is notably of the finest workmanship and highest quality, and we guarantee absolutely every pen that leaves our factory.

SANFORD&BENNETT.

NEW YORK U.S.A.

Any reliable firm cannot be too particular about the kind of a Fountain Pen they place their own name or trade mark upon.

Before you contract for Fountain Pens under your own imprint for the coming holiday trade and for the year 1909, it will certainly pay you to call and see us or have us submit samples.

SANFORD & BENNETT CO.

Manufacturers of Fountain, Stylographic and Gold Pens For Foreign and Domestic Trade

Patentees of the "Autopen" (Self Filler), the "Gravity Stylo Pen" and the "Commercial Fountain Pen'

Jewelers' Court, 51-53 Maiden Lane, NEW YORK

BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER

ACCOUNT BOOKS

HEADQUARTERS

for'all descriptions, sizes and quality.

Stock Complete in Every Particular

After over half-a-century's experience we are determined to maintain the high standard ar- rivedjat.

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Special attention called to our

New

Flat-opening Short Demy Ledgers,

New Private Ledgers, etc.

Ledgers Journals Records Dockets

Day Books Cash Books Minute Books Invoice Books

Every Man with a Fountain Pen

m

NEEDS THE

E^w

The Show Card sells it at sight

The only clip that gives entire satisfaction

One dozen on a card.

German Silver,

10 cents

Rolled Gold,

25 cents

Discount to the Trade on application.

Consolidated Safety Pin Co.

183 Farrand St., - Bloomfield, NJ.

MEMORANDUM and Address Books

LOOSE LEAF Order and Memo Books LOOSE LEAF Ledgers and Binders

Receipts, Drafts, Bill Books, Notes, etc.

BROWN BROS., %

Account Book Manufacturers and Stationers 51-53 Wellington St. W. TORONTO

DAVID'S

CELEBRATED

INK

Unsurpassed for Quality and Value

Electro-Chemical

Blue Black Fountain Pen Carmine

Manufactured by Thaddeus Davids Co.

NeW York. E.tabli.hedl825

BROWN BROS.

Limited Canadian Agent*, Toronto

BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER

HEREAFTER, BUY YOUR

FOUNTAIN PENS

DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER

We are the largest manufacturers of

POPULAR PRICE FOUNTAIN PENS in the U.S.

Mail us a sample of your leading seller and we will mail you our sample, a better pen at a lower price. We will print your name on pens free of charge.

WHOLESALE JOBBING TRADE A SPECIALTY

Manufacturers of the cele- brated "AUTOFIELD SAKLESS." A twist of the fingers

,ills !t " " NATHANIEL FIELD

Centre and Worth Streets, NEW YORK, U.S.A.

The Fountain Pens made by Nathaniel Field owe their popularity mainly to the fact that Honest Value is given to every user. We make a special ine of high-grade pens for pre- miums, also a large line of Ster- ling SilverFiligree, Gold Mounts and Band Pens.

WRITE FOR SAMPLES AND SPECIAL PRICES. INQUIRIES SOLICITED.

To Cjanadian vv ho resale Stationers

j\[r. A. Roy JVlacDougall, 42 Adelaide Street vvest, Toronto, J^lanufacturers' Agent, has just returned from England, where he has secured the exclusive Canadian agency for several very strong selling lines. These will be carried .in conjunction with the representative American lines he has been carrying for the past three years. j*lr. JVlacDougall is therefore able to offer the jobbing trade some very strong values in lines that have become popularized wherever shown.

READ THE Xmas Cards, Post Cards, Pictures, Texts

Birn Brothers, London, England

PajSeteries, Tablets, J\.otepafiers, Envelopes

Lefrard & Smiths. Ltd., London, England Powers Pajier Company, Holyoke, Mass.

Stationers Sundries

George VFright & Co. London, England

Post Card S^lbums

Dow & Lester, London, Eng.; A.J. Holman& Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

Fountain Pens

D. W. Beaumel & Co., New York

Bibles

A. J. Holman & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

Crefie Tissue, PajSer JHafihins

Po£e Pafier Co., Holyoke, Mass.

FOLLOWING LIST

Desk Pads

I. Smigel, New York

bum Labels, Pin Tickets, String Tags

Thomas Manufacturing Co., New York

Steel Arch Files

S£iro Mfg. Co., New York

Leather Handbags

Copland & Mittenthal, New York

Leather Pocket Books

The Arms Mfg. Co., South Deer field, Mass.

Leather 'Dressing Cases, vvriting Cases, Jewel Cases

Rendal), Underwood & Co., Birmingham, Eng.

Leather Purses, Pocket Books

M. Connor & Co., London, Eng.

JVlr. JVlacDougall and frfr. vvestcott will carry the stationery lines and JVlr. Geo. D. Scott will carry the leather goods

BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER

The Aftermath

Prepare for the coming Spring trade by being well stocked in all your lines. Now that the hustle of the holiday season is

over you will want to replenish those stocks of staples and

specialties which have been depleted by the inroads of a large holiday trade. Try some of our lines, whose sterling quality and rare price inducements will commend them to you strongly. In Office Stationery and Supplies, School Supplies, Printers' Stock and Fancy Goods and Notions you will find it advantageous to deal with us. All our goods are specially designed to meet the wants of a critical trade. If you have that kind of custom let us help you out.

Our Mail Order Department is strong on prompt and careful shipments.

365 WATER STREET

Smith, Davidson & Wright, Limited, Vancouver, b.c.

HIGGINS'

PHOTO MOUNTER

(TRADE MARK)

N'

'O adhesive on the market at the present time has proved of equal value or has a wider sale- than HIGGINS' PHOTO MOUNTER. Its great popularity, not only among amateur and pro- fessional photographers, for whom it was originally made, but among business men and users of paste generally, has shown beyond all doubt that it has great intrinsic merit. It is not a flour or starch paste, but a vegetable glue— a product entirely new in the chemistry of adhesives. For mounting photo- graphs, aristotypes. scrap pictures and engravings and for general use

as a substitute for mucilage, it will be found most satisfactory.

Be sure and stock HIGGINS' paste.

HIGGINS' AMERICAN DRAWING INKS

BLACKS AND COLORS

The Standard Liquid Drawing Inks of the World.

CHAS. M. HIGGINS & CO., Manufacturers

NEW YORK - CHICAGO - LONDON Miin Office and Factory, BROOKLYN, N.Y., U.S.A.

Quality Papers!

Your requirements no matter what they are, can be satisfactorily met by us, as we have the facili- ties for manufacturing lines which, for quality, cannot be equalled in the Dominion. Notice a few of our chief lines, sizes and weights given :

PROVINCIAL BOND

White and Tints

PROVINCIAL BOND

Azure

1 7 x 28-20, 24 and 28 lbs. 1 7 x 28—28, 32 and 36 lbs.

17x22—14, 16, 18, 20 and 24 lbs. 21 x 32-56 lbs. 19x24— 20 lbs. 23x36— 72 lbs.

COVER PAPER

SNOWFLAKE ADELIA

In Blue, Red, Lilac and Wine

20 x 25—40 and 60 lbs. 22^ x 28^-50, 60 and 80 lbs.

Fine White Wove, Double Cap and Folio

and variety of other lines.

The Northern Mills Pulp and Paper Go.

MILLS:

St. Adele, Que.

278 St. Paul Street

MONTREAL

Your Fountain and Stylographic Pen Trade

We have a new, up-to-date plant, and thoroughly efficient staff of workmen, making nothing but fountain and stylo pens.

We can make you pens in any pattern or style, bearing your own imprint or trade mark,— pens that will do you credit and secure you permanent customers.

Send particulars of your requirements, enclosing $2.50 to $5.00 (or London re- ferences) for a sample assortment, and investigate our ability to furnish good articles at

Prices that will make your Fountain and Stylographic Pen Department Profitable

The Alliance Fountain Pen Co.,

WIESBADEN "WORKS. STOKE. NEWINGTON, LONDON, ENGLAND.

BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER

NOW READY

Ontario Copy Books

Authorized by the Minister of Education

PUBLISHED BY

E. H. Harcourt Co., Limited

255 Wellington St. W., Toronto

A Modern Device

The Acme No. 2 Binder

This is a machine that drives a flat staple that holds. It penetrates the thickest and toughest paper and will not tear the thinnest. Easy and con- venient to work and will not get out ot order, because it is simply made. The price is moderate and is one ot the least inducements that will sell it to the busy office worker.

Ask your jobbing: house about it.

Acme Staple Company, Limited

500 North 12th St.

PHILADELPHIA. PA., U.S A.

STATIONERS !

DO YOU STOCK

Reliance Inks ?

DRY INS

fttMftNct ink rv:1 1

*-•■-. -"-J

We Guarantee Our Goods

Made in Canada

RfUANfCfcH

''COMMERCIAL*- |

WRITING flVIL"

THE RELIANCE INK CO., WINNIPEG, MAN.

Copying Presses In Sizes

ALSO SCHOOL FURNITURE

The James Smart Mfg Co., Limited

Brockville, Out.,

and

Winnipeg, Man.

SEND FOR CATALOGUE

XMAS I CARDS

for

1909

Wm. Ritchie & Sons, Ltd., of Edinburgh, Scotland, Publish- ers of the

lH Reliable Series

of

Christmas, Birth- day and Easter Cards and Picture Post Cards

beg to announce that their re- presentative will be in Canada from February onwards with their

1909 Collection

Dealers desirous of inspecting this first-class collection are in- vited to send their business cards at once to

Wm. Ritchie & Sons,

Elder Street LT

Edinburgh, Scotland

Also at London, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow

LTD.

BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER

NEW "RIVAL" FOUNTAIN PENS-GooJ Sellers

The Gold in a New Rival nib is never less than 14K. They have Hard Rubber Holders of the best shape and finest finish, containing an ink Reservoir. The New Rival has a special feeding device consisting of two ink ducts which draw ink from the reservoir to the pen with unfailing regularity and reliability. Fine, Medium and Coarse Points to suit the fancy of all kinds of people. Plain and Ornamented Holders - every pen guaranteed.

Write to-dau for Catalog and Price List.

D. W. BEAUMEL & CO.

35 Ann St., New York City, U.S.A.

Represented in Canada by

The New Rival CLIP CAP

is the safest clip made.

A. ROY MACDOUGALL

42 Adelaide St. West, Toronto, Ont.

Absolutely New!

Carter's Glue Pencil

An instant success wherever an adhesive is used. Prevents cockling and drawing and

Mounts Prints Flat

Carter's Glue is the strongest adhesive known and in Carter's Glue Pencil is .

Best for Mending Tiling's THE CARTER'S INK COMPANY

BOSTON

NEW YORK

CHICAGO

MONTREAL

MANUFACTURERS !

An exhibit at the coming Chicago Show would place your goods before the entire business community. If you have an office or business appliance that is worth while let them all see it. Thousands of buyers will be here. Part of their orders are yours if you are on the spot to take them.

DEALERS AND BUSINESS MEN !

A visit to the Chicago Business Show will be a liberal education. You'll learn more in a few days here than you could in a year by looking at pictures.

The Chicago Business Show will open February 27th at the Coli- seum and close March 6th, 1909.

For further particulars address

NATIONAL TRADE SHOW CO.

Hartford Building, - CHICAGO

BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER

Z5f>e Handy Memorandum DesK Calendar

■| *m0 I HELPS "YOU TO REMEM5ER THINGS

1" 1 The most complete and practical memorandum pad ever offered to the trade. It is handy because

j»nim(w jn jts (jajiy manipulation all the user has to do is to turn over a new leaf.

It has a larger surface for memorandums than any other calendar. :::::- I f There is no tearing off the leaf with memorandum on and throwing it away, but

memorandums made in January can be preserved until December.

Oa the main calendar page is the day of the week and day of the month, flanked by calendars of the preceding and succeeding months. \ It i9 mounted on a neat nickel-plated stand, with rubbers on feet to prevent scratch-

;\\ \^ ing the desk.

i f^ Ha x Size of sheet. 3x4 Inches

*%yM~. W A* A WEEfrs MFG cO-

\*b , Manufacturers of Stationers' Hardware and Glass Inkstands

Calendars and Novelties

35* Broadway

Bet Leonard and Franklin Streets

NEW YORK

C. F. RUMPP & SONS

MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS OF

TPADE \ ^J / MARK

Fine Leather Goods

DRESSING CASE

Writing Cases, Pocket Books, Hand Bags,

Music Rolls, Cigar Cases,

Photo Frames, etc.

Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A.

New York Salesrooms, 683 and 685 Broadway

"Sports" Playing Cards

Leaders in

a second

grade

Good

Luck

and

St. Lawrence

LACROSSE DESllJX

Special card for whist players Colonial Whist

We are headquarters for Playing Cards— Made

in Canada— Style and finish equal

to Imported Cards.

Advertising Cards of all sorts, Novel designs Coated Litho. and Book Papers

FOR SAMPLES AND PRICES APPLY

CONSOLIDATED LITHOGRAPHING AND MANU- FACTURING CO., LIMITED

Successors to The Union Card and Paper Company, Monlrea1

Western Booksellers and Stationers

Our stock of Books, Stationery and Printers' Supplies is large and well assorted. We can ship promptly. Save time by ordering from us.

Clark Bros. & Co., Limited, Winnipeg, Man.

WHOLESALE STATIONERS

BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER

The Coppy Clark Co., Limited

Publishers, Booksellers, Lithographers and Manufacturing Stationers.

Toronto, January 6th, 1909.

Mr. Stationer.

Dear Sir:— One of our representatives will shortly have the pleasure of waiting upon you with our complete lines of Stationery and we trust you will reserve your orders until he calls. Should you feel, however, that, after your conservative business of last year, it is imperative that you should at once fill up your depleted shelves, are not most of our stationery lines elaborately described in the catalogue recently sent you? We assure you that our order clerks will give your mail orders prompt attention.

Our travellers have on this journey many special lines to show you, which, if attractively displayed, will draw many an elusive shilling to your coffers.

Will you pardon our drawing your attention to the splendid combination of Hill's Easter Cards and Newcombe ' s Easter Novelties, the former known throughout the British Empire, the United States and Canada as the only line of cards typifying Easter in its true Church sense? Why buy foreign trash when you can secure the correct thing in British goods? Again Newcombe has, in his collection of novelties, probably gathered together the greatest line of Easter goods to be seen this year. They are furbished with Forest Craft Guild Decorations (the latest fad).

Easter Post Cards in great profusion and at all prices. Valentines and Valentine Post Cards. Our new catalogue describes these.

Cut Up Picture Puzzles are now the society rage on the other

side of the line, there the leading booksellers and jewellers are

handling these picture puzzles retailing as high as |20.00 each,

and one New York jeweller is about to make a set out of solid

silver. The writer suggested to him that he should call it **The

Cobalt.'' Our line will start as low as lOcts., and will be ready

in about two weeks. Wait for it.

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BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER

Oar Irish Linen Pad has for nearly twenty years been a standard pad, and has been recognized as such by the buyers of high grade stationery throughout Canada. You may find other makers attempting to sell inferior grades of paper under the same or similar names, but we truBt that you will not be deceived by any such attempts. The Copp, Clark Irish Linen Fad enjoys an honestly earned reputation, each sheet bears ths water mark C. C. C. Irish Linen, so that you may point your customer to this as a sufficient guarantee of quality.

We would also draw your attention to the «« Archive'' File. It may well be oalled « «A file fit for the Gods'' as it is as handsome as Apollo, as strong as Hercules and as swift as Valkyries. It is prepared with a speoial index, red in color, whioh will be a great help when filing letters, as the ordinary manilla index sometimes used can scarcely be distinguished from the color of the letter on the file, whereas the red will stand out very distinctly against the pure white of the letters. There are other advantageous points about this file and our travelling representatives will be glad to explain to you each new and distinct feature. Ask them to show you the ««Archive.''

Wishing you All the Compliments of the Season, and hoping that 1909 may be the best year's business you have yet enjoyed, we remain,

Yours very truly,

THE COPP, CLARK CO., LIMITED

BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER

We meet ALL requirements for

CRAYONS

This applies to Quality, Quantity, Variety and Price.

Aseptic, Hygienic and Economic.

THE STANDARD CRAYON MFG. CO.

DANVER8, MASS.

PEMSS

OUR CARBON PAPERS and TYPE- WRITER RIBBONS Sell Themselves.

We advise Canadian Firms to handle them.

Write for catalogue describing goods of our manufacture.

Peerless Carbon and Ribbon Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Factory, 176-178 Richmond Street West - Toronto

ART SUPPLIES

Winsor & Newton's Oil Colors " " Wa er Colors

" '' Canvas

" " Papers

•' •' Brushes

" " Boxes

All kinds of goods for artists: Crayons, oils. Mediums, Easels, .Studies, &r

SEND FOR CATALOGUE

A. Ramsay & Son Co.,

MONTREAL

Agent, for: WINSOR & NEWTON, London

A Money Maker The

"Wellington"

Photo Specialties .

"The World's Standard"

3t

mxilNGinsN

They will pay you handsome profits. Carry them as a side line. For Price List, and Trade L'terature write

Ward & Co.,

1 3 St. John St., - - Montreal. P. Q

British America Assurance Company

a. D. 1333

FIRE & MARINE

Head Office, Toronto

BOARD OF DIRECTOR8

Hon. Geo A. Cox, President W. R. Brock, Vice-President

Robert Blckerdike, M.P., W. B. Meikle, E. W. Cox, Geo. A. Morrow,

D. B. Hanna, Augustus Myers, John Hoskin, K.C., LL.D. Frederic Nlcholls, Alex. Laird, James Kerr Osborne, Z. A. Lasb, K.C.

Sir Henry M. Pellatt, E. R. Wood.

W. B. Meikle, General Manager; P. H. Sims, Secretary

CAPITAL ....... $1,400,000.00

ASSETS 2,162,753.85

LOSSES PAID SINCE ORGANIZATION, 29.833,820.96

ESTERN

WEST

Incorporated 1851

ASSURANCE COMPANY.

FIRE AND

MARINE

Head Office— TORONTO, ONT.

Assets over - $3,570,000

Income ior 1906, over 3,609,000

HON. GEO. A. COX, President,

W. R. BROCK, Vice President

W. B. MEIKLE, General Manager

C. C. FOSTER, Secretary

^4AA00 HAND

dlUv POWER

iELEVATOR

F.O.B. WORKS, HAMILTON. LOAD 1500 LBS., CAR 5 FT. X 6 FT.

MONTREAL I OTTAWA I WINNIPEG I VANCOUVER St. James St. I O'Connor St. I McRae Block I Alexander St.

QTIS-FENSOM ELEVATOR COMPANY, Limited

HEAD OFFICE, - TORONTO, ONTARIO

THE METROPOLITAN BANK

Capiat Paid Up

Reserve Fund and Undivided Profits -

$1,000,000.00 $1,277,404.49

We

Your Account.

GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS

Drafts bought and sold Letters of Credit issued. Collections p oniptly attended to.

SAYINGS DEPARTMENT

open at all branches.

Interest allowed on all deposits

of one dollar and upwards.

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BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER

PAYSON'S INDELIBLE INK

; nv£:

Trade supplied by all Leading Wholesale Drug Houses in the Dominion.

Received Highest Award Medal and Dip'oma at Centennial, Philadelphia, 1876; World's Fair, Chicago, 1893, and Province of Quebec Exposi- tion. Montreal. 1897.

Standard Commercial Works

Matte's Interest Tables

At 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 per cent, per annum by Napol- eon Matte, 5th Edition. Price, S3. 00.

Matte's Three Per Cent. Interest Tables

By the same author. On tine heavy paper and strongly bound. Price, $3.00.

Hughes' Interest Tables and Book of Days Combined

At 3, 3%, 4, 5, 5l/», 6, 7 and 8 per cent, per annum. By Charles M. C. Hughes. Price, $5.00.

Hushes' Supplementary Interest Tables

Comprising a Special Interest Table for daily balances showing interest for one thousand days on any amount, rates from % per cent, to 3J per cent., inclusive. Also a table showing interest for one thousand days at 5 per cent., by means of which (in connection with Compara- tive Tables , interest for one thousand days can be ob- tained at any rate from { per cent, to 10 per cent , inclusive, and COMPARATIVE INTEREST TABLES for obtaining interest on any rate from It per cent, to 10 per cent., inclusive, on the basis of ?65 days to the year in i per cent, rates. By Charles M. 0. HUOHM Price, $2.00.

Hughes' Interest Tables At 6 and 7 per cent., per annum (on the basis of 365 days to the year , for one, two, three and four months and days of grace; for use in Discounting and Renewing Promissory Notes. By Charles M 0, HUGHES (on folded card, 14Jx9^), strongly bound. Price, S1.0U.

Hughes' Savings Bank Interest Tables

At 2V2, 3 or 3l/2 per cent, (each on separate card), on the basis of one month, being 1-12 part of a year. By Charles M. C. Hughes. Price, $1.00.

Buchan's Sterling Exchange Tables

Converting sterling into Canadian currency, and vice versa, advancing by 8ths and 16ths, with other usefu tables. By Ewino Buchan. Second edition. Price $4.00.

Buchan's Sterling Equivalents and Exchange Tables

Showing the relative value, according to the rate of dis count in London, in Canadian and New York systems of quotations, of bills of exchange drawn at any rate, of having any number of days to run, etc., etc. By Ewino Buchan. Price, $4.00.

Buchan's Par of Exchange (Canadian)

Giving sterling into dollars and cents and vice versa, from £1 upwards, also sterling equivalents. Canada into New York and vice versa. By Ewino Bichan. Price in sheets), each, 20c; mounted (on boardsl, each, 35c.

Import Costs

Showing " laid-down costs '* from one-eighth of a penny to one thousand pounds, with advance on sterling costs from five per cent, to rifty per cent, calculated at the Canadian par of Exchange, advancing by two-and-a-half

rr cent, rates. A separate table for each rate. By H. Martin. Price, $1.50. Full bound leather— limp. New.

The Importers' Guide A hand-book of advances of sterling costs in decimal currency from one penny to 1.000 pounds, with a FLANNEL TABLE, from 20 to 100 shillings per piece of 46 yards. By R. Campbell and J. W. Little. Leather, 75c.

The Canadian Customs Tariff

Revised to date, containing lists of warehousing ports in the Dominion, the Franco-Canadian treaty, extracts of Canadian Customs Act, Sterling Exchange, Francs, German Rixmark, at Canadian Customs values, also a table of the value of francs in English money, Harbor Dues, etc., etc. F. Cap. 8vo, cloth. Price, 50c.

MORTON, PHILLIPS & CO.,

publishers 1 1 S and 1 1 7 Notre Dame St., West. MONTREAL

The BROWN BROS.. Ltd., Toronto, carry a full line of our publications.

THAT "JIGSAW" PUZZLE

/TVftfE LATEST SOCIETY FAff

Dealers, Attention J

The "JIG SAW" Puzzle Craze is a Fac THEREFORE '

For you to know that we publish our own pictures, and that we have hundreds of the most popular copyrighted subjects on the market, and that we have operat ed for more than 20 years the most com plete Art Woodworking Plant in the Country, with skilled labor in every de partment, should induce you to consider

our claims

WHICH ARE

Lowest Prices— Best Subjects— Finest Workmanship

The Ullman Manufacturing Co.

Publishers and Manufacturers of Pictures. Post Cards. Puzzles. Papeterles, Frames, Gamn, Art- Novelties, Juvenile Books and " Kute Kids Koloiing Kitt."

338-342 East 59th St., - NEW YORK

" GET IN THE GAVE " Send (or Catalogues and Price Lis

HOTEL DIRECTORY.

WINDSOR HOTEL

HAMILTON, BERMUDA

This house is pleasantly and conveniently located on the east side of Queen .street. The rooms arc bright and cheerful. Every attention paid to guests. Billiards and Tool. Hot and cold water baths. A. McNicol, Prop.

TOWER HOTEL

GEORGETOWN, DEMERARA BRITISH CU1ANA

This first-class hotel is most conveniently situated in the coolest and healthiest part of the city Five minutes from railway station and steamer stalling, and near to all principal pub- lic buUdingB. Cool and lofty bedrooms, Spacious dining anil ladies' rooms. Billiard room. Elec- tric tight throughout,

VICTORIA LODGE

HAMILTON, Mrs. J. F. SMITH.

BERMUDA

Proprietress

Opposite Victoria Park and Cedar Ave. Private Board $12 to $14 per week. Open November Closes in May

WINTER RESORT

QUEEN'S PARK HOTEL

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I. JOHN McEWEX, - - - Manager

For rates, etc., apply TRIXIDAD SHIPPING & TRADING CO

29 Broadway, New York.

THE

GRAND UNION

The most popular hotel in

OTTAWA, ONT.

JAMES K

PAISLEY, - - Proprietor

HALIFAX HOTEL

HALIFAX, N.S.

ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS.

JcNKINS & HARDY

Assignees, Chartered Accountants, Estate and

Fire Insurance Agents.

15% Toronto St. 465 Temple Bid?.

Toronto Montreal

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Vol. XXV.

TORONTO, CANADA, JANUARY, 1909.

No. 1.

A PROTEST FROM OTTAWA Two To- ronto Publishing Houses are Criticized by Geo. F. Abbott for Advertising for uDirect Business.

Ottawa, Dee. 31. The appearance in the Ottawa newspapers during December of advertisements of To- ronto wholesale book houses aroused some ill-feeling among local booksellers, who hold that these publishers should not enter into competition with the retail man after their traveler has sold him a goodly supply of dif- ferent publications. It is a point which may possibly be questioned, but the publisher should consider the retailer and endeavor as far as possible to promote a demand for the books which he sells, rather than invit- ing direct trade with the source of supply.

Mr. Abbott's Letter.

In connection with the foregoing, the following letter has been handed your correspondent for publication, and it fully explains the feelings and wishes of the book- seller:—

Editor Bookseller and Stationer:

I think it is about time the attention of the retail trade was brought forcibly to the practice of certain Toronto publishers, of encroaching upon the retail busi- ness by soliciting mail orders direct at this season of the year. I have before me now advertisements which appeared in the Ottawa papers during this month, from two Toronto publishers, neither of which make any men- tion that the books may be procured from local stores, the bookseller being completely ignored.

The booksellers of Ottawa have a fair stock, in fact a heavy stock, representing all books mentioned in these ads., and not only that, we all have liabilities owing to these houses due on January 4th (for next year some of us will know better), which we are expected to meet at maturity, and in spite of this they enter into competi- tion against us.

One of these houses goes directly after the retail trade and advertises in the local papers, "For the best

books write ," mentioning themselves. "We have

all the leading books of the year, etc." Now this same house sends a representative along soliciting orders for importation and later in the year loads us all up as much as they can with their fall fiction. When they have sold us all they possibly can they then go to work at the only season of the year in which the bookseller has a chance to make a little money and take the bite right out. of his mouth by soliciting direct. There is no other business that would stand such a state of affairs for

a minute. Imagine Horrocks, the great cotton firm, ad- vertising they would sell a dollar's worth of their cot- ton direct to a consumer. What a, howl the dry goods people would kick up and those who have thousands of dollars invested in their stocks.

It is a fact that a good many orders do go direct to them, they, of course, pocketing the profit which rightly belongs to the bookseller.

There is in Toronto a branch of a good old London house which does the square thing towards the book- seller and for which they deserve the greatest credit. When retail orders reach them from outside they deliver through the local bookseller and allow him, by sending a credit note, the profit which the customer had sent direct, and this is the proper way to treat a matter of this kind if the publisher wished to have money invested in his stock by the booksellers of Canada.

I would like other members of the trade to take this matter up, and to let the publisher know if he wants the retail business he is welcome to all he can get, but that if he does he must not expect to look for any support from the bookseller.

GEO. F. ABBOTT,

Mgr. Jas. Ogilvy, Ottawa.

It will prove interesting to hear from other sources upon the above, question.

Christmas Trade.

The booksellers and stationers of the Capital en- joyed a brisk Christmas trade and the general opinion is that