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The work gives a full account of all that is known concerning that people who built the stupendous monuments found in the valleys of the Ohio and Mississippi. It treats fully the important questions, such as Works of Defense, Sacred Enclosures, The Five Classes of Mounds, Works of Art, Mining, Advancement in the Sciences, Tablets, Frauds Perpetrated, Civilization, Antiquity, Who were the Mound Builders, What Became of Them, etc., besides recording important discoveries never published before, viz., "Ancient Fire-Beds," "The Method of Planting, as Pursued by the Pre-Historic Engineers," etc.
This is a genuine contribution to the lit erature of an interesting subject. As a volume recording careful observations and faithful descriptions, this work must have a real value.-N. E. Hist. and Gen. Register.
The book is an interesting summary of all the essential facts revealed by investigation of the remains of the Mound Builders, and a specific contribution to the general store of information on the subject.-New York Evening Post.
into compact shape a large amount of matter which until now has only been available except through the study of many books. To the student of archæology this work is one of great value.-Boston Evening Transcript.
Mr. MacLean has long been an ardent student and investigator, and his experience is large and valuable. The results of his investigations are given in this book in a particularly interesting, modest, and convincThe author has sifted, analyzed, and put ing manner.-Kansas City Review of Science.
MANSFIELD. PERSONAL MEMORIES, Social, Political, and Literary, with Sketches of many noted People. 1803-1843. By E. D. MANSFIELD, LL.D., author of "American Education," "Legal Rights of Women," "Life of Daniel Drake," etc.
Among the contents are: Early Life at "Ludlow Station;" The First Observatory Established there; The First Surveys in Indiana; Journey East in 1809; War of 1812; New Haven in 1813; Organization and System of West Point; Connecticut Society; Princeton and its Education and Professors; Litchfield Law School; Journey to Cincinnati in 1825; Cincinnati Society; Its Lawyers, Doctors, Clergy, and Editors; Its Parties and Amusements; Literary Club in 1833; College of Teachers in 1834; Origin of the Southern Railroad; Convention of 1836; Voyage down the Tennessee; Politics; Presidential Elections; Jackson's Cabinet; Van Buren; Nullification; Proclamation; War on the United States Bank; Commercial Overthrow of 1837; Political Campaign of 1840; Progress of the Press.
In this collection of Social and Political Reminiscences, the author has gathered up the fruits of a prolonged and rich experience, and presented them in a form which challenges the interest of all lovers of the olden times, and who delight to watch the progress of affairs from the primitive simplicity of the past to the artificial improvements of the living age. . . He com
mands an easy narrative style, makes no attempt at fine writing, is always unaffected, sincere, cordial, and never fails to win the sympathy and respect of the reader by his natural manner, his large knowledge of men and affairs, his high tone of character, and his purity and soundness of principles. -New York Tribune.
MANYPENNY. OUR INDIAN WARDS. A History and Discussion of the Indian Question. By Hon. GEORGE W. MANYPENNY, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1853-1857, and Chairman of the Sioux Commission of 1876. 8vo. Cloth.
In the preparation of this work, it has been the object of the author to place before his readers such facts as will enable them to arrive at a just conclusion as to the origin of the ever-recurring and never-ending Indian complications, and to invoke their aid in such reforms as will ameliorate the condition of "Our Wards," whose sufferings and trials in the past, as well as at this time, appeal so pathetically to the stronger race for help.
In the treatment of the subject, the author, although not aiming at an exhaustive history of the Indian race, from the time of the discovery of America, has amassed a great amount of important information, such as we believe has not been before presented in a single volume. To most readers it will have the attraction of novelty, as well as of earnest appeal to the sense of justice and humanity. Mr. Manypenny writes without vehemence, without passion, without the love of effect; his statements evince a judicial calmness and devotion to truth, but they evidently proceed from intense con
viction, based upon a profound personal knowledge of the subject, and a vital sense of human rights and public justice.-New York Tribune.
A timely and valuable manual, both for the historical student and for the statesman,
containing a clear and detailed account of our Indian relations, from the beginning of the government down to the Ute difficulty. He calls it "Our Indian Wards," and he agrees with all who are most familiar with the subject, that trouble with the Indians has always proceeded from us.— Harper's Weekly.
MARSHALL FAMILY (THE); or, a Chronological Chart of the Descendants of John Marshall and Elizabeth Markham, his Wife. Sketches of Individuals and Notices of Families connected with them. By W. M. PAXTON. Portrait. 8vo. Cloth.
The Chart separately.
Mr. Paxton traces the Marshalls from the myths and legends of past generations down to the birth of the last child. Nearly every date of birth, marriage, or death is recorded; and he has given sketches of many hundreds of the most eminent of this distinguished family. A copious index facilitates reference.
The chart is a work of beauty and art. About eleven hundred names are arranged as radii issuing from the central and original pair, in six concen tric circles, or generations; and every individual is numbered and indexed so as to be conveniently found. The whole Marshall family, except the seventh generation of infants, appears at one view, and any member may trace his ancestry or his posterity with facility and unerring certainty. The chart is clear, simple, and easily understood.
MATTHEWS. A SUMMARY OF THE LAW OF PARTNERSHIP. For the Use of Business Men. By Hon. STANLEY MATTHEWS. 12mo. Cloth, $1.25. Sheep, 1 50
This outline of the law of partnership has been sketched for the use of the business community. It aims to give nothing more than a general view of the principles on which it is based, and the rules for their application. It is not designed to supersede the necessity of professional advice. On the contrary, its chief value will consist in pointing out the occasions when such assistance is needed, and in enhancing the appreciation of it when rendered.
CONTENTS: I. Of the Nature of Partnership, and by whom and how it may be formed. II. Of Persons Liable as Partners to the Public. III. Of the Different Kinds of Partnerships and Partners. IV. Of the Interest of the Individual Partners in the Partnership Property. V. Of the Mutual Rela lations of Partners and Third Persons. VI. Mutual Rights and Duties of Partners. VII. Of the Dissolution of a Partnership. VIII. Of the Lia
bility of Partners in Cases of Fraud on the Partnership and on Third Persons. IX. Of the Liability of Incoming and Retiring Partners. X. Of the Construction of the Articles of Partnership Agreement. XI. Of Limited Partnership. XII. Part-Owners-Joint Stock Companies—Manufacturing Corporations-Appendix-Forms.
MAY. JOURNEY to the OHIO COUNTRY. Journal and Letters of Colonel JOHN MAY, of Boston, relative to Two Journeys to the Ohio Country, in 1788 and 1789, with a Biographical Sketch by Rev. Richard Edes, of Boston, Mass., and Illustrative Notes by Wm. M. Darlington, of Pittsburgh, Penn. 8vo. Cloth. 2.00 Colonel May was a native of Pomfret, in and kindhearted that he was much beloved Connecticut. He became a resident of Bos- by those who knew him best. In the spring ton at an early age. He often felt a desire of 1788, Colonel May left home on a tour to to remove to lands which he owned "at the Western regions. The journal is an inMuskingum," in Ohio, but his wife's friends teresting record of that tour, with its stirring opposed the measure. According to his events and the daily life of those pioneers biographer, he was brusque in manner, who settled Marietta, at the mouth of the hasty and choleric in temper, but so genial Muskingum.-Historical Record.
MEDICAL QUESTIONS Submitted to the Graduating Classes of the Medical College of Ohio, from 1871 to the present time. 8vo. Paper. 50
SAFETY BOOK-KEEPING. Being a Complete Exposition of Book-Keepers' Frauds-how Committed, how Discovered, how Prevented. Also, containing a Safe Method of Managing the Cash Department of Retail Stores; a Convenient Method of Keeping a Purchase Account for Commission-Houses, and a Collection Account for Bad Debts. With other Suggestions of Value to Merchants and Book-Keepers in the Managements of Accounts. By H. J. METTENHEIMER. 18mo. Cloth. 1 00
CONTENTS: Book-Keepers' Frauds; Transposition of Figures; Original Ledger Entries and False Ledger Balances; Petty Cash Books; Bill or Note Accounts; City Invoice Books; Short Cash; Book-Keepers' Personal Account; Pay-Rolls; Gold Bills; Collection Account; A well-known Fraud; Salary Signature Book; To Prevent Fraud in the Cash Department of Retail Stores; To Prevent Fraud; An Apology for Book-Keepers; Remedies at Law for Frauds in Book-Keeping; A Check on Hazardous Accounts.
The suggestions made are shrewd and practical, all tending to these two rules, which can not be too forcibly urged upon business men: insist upon minute entries of transactions, and upon an orderly and systematic practice throughout; then use your own eyes, and put unquestioning trust in nobody. No man is fit to be in business who is either too busy, too unskillful, or too indolent to sharply scrutinize with frequency the inside of his affairs. We see no
reason why this little book should not help to make each man his own detective.-The Financier.
This little work, it is certain, might be studied with advantage by all men in business, and there is reason to believe that, by enabling them to audit their own accounts, it would save many from falling victims to the long-continued dishonesty of employes. -British Trade Journal.
MINOR. ERYSIPELAS AND CHILD-BED FEVER. Including an Inquiry into the Connections said to exist between Child-Bed Fever and Erysipelas; also, a short Account of both Diseases as they prevailed sporadically in the United States during the "census year, 1870." And an Appendix containing the History of a Puerperal-Fever Epidemic observed in Southwestern Ohio in the Winter of 1872. With two folding mortality tables. By THOMAS C. MINOR, M.D. 8vo. Cloth.
During the past year a valuable monograph on erysipelas and child-bed fever, by Dr. Thomas C. Minor, of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been published. The book is based on a most painstaking and laborious study of the vital statistics of the census of the United States for 1870, and an epidemic of
puerperal fever which prevailed in Southwestern Ohio in 1872, and I think it is worthy of careful perusal by all who seek to influence medical opinion on the subject of puerperal fever. -Dr. Fordyce Barker before the Historical Society of London.
SCARLATINA STATISTICS OF THE UNITED STATES. Study of the Mortality Statistics of the Ninth Census, including an Inquiry as to the seeming Effect of Geographical Position, Temperature, and Altitude on the Disease. By THOMAS C. MINOR, M.D. 8vo. Paper. 50 MORGAN. THE SHAKESPEAREAN MYTH; or, William Shakespeare and Circumstantial Evidence. By APPLETON MORGAN, A.M., LL.B., author of " 'Law of Literature," Notes to "Best's Principles of Evidence," etc. Second edition.
The theory certainly has grown in importance of late years. It is no longer flouted as impossible. It is admitted as ingenious, as possible, and even as highly probable by many persons who have gone carefully into the question. It is one of the many puzzles of history and literature which are full of attraction to certain minds. It is very doubtful whether the question can ever be definitely settled. Those, however, who feel inclined to make some little investigation for themselves into the matter, will find Mr. Appleton Morgan's volume exceedingly interesting. Whoever takes the trouble of going through it will find practically all the facts necessary to enable him to form his own judgment in the matter.-Westminster Review.
Such works can be read only as strange examples of entertaining paradox; but we must say that in the present instance the paradox is well worked out and cleverly sustained, and persons who, in this age teeming with books really worth attention from educated men, have leisure for such amusements, may occupy some hours profitably in studying the theory of the "Shakespearean Myth.-London Saturday Review.
Under the title "The Shakespearean Myth," Mr. Appleton Morgan, who is known as a writer on the "Law of Literature," and the "Principles of Evidence." has collected a large amount of evidence of various kinds to prove that Shakespeare did not write the
plays attributed to him. He discusses the theory that they were written by Bacon alone, and the theory that they were written by Bacon and other literary men of that age. The decision to which he comes, and to which he brings facts, satire, criticism, and strong feeling, is that Shakespeare was the editor, and not the author, of the plays. The authors are unknown, but, in all human probability, Bacon was the chief of the group who wrote them. Shakespeare, the rough, uneducated wit, added the coarser and more popular characters and scenes, and it is doubtful whether these liberally edited works can ever be apportioned among the true authors. Mr. Morgan is an enthusiastic admirer of the Shakespeare plays; it is because they are to him the greatest work in all literature, the work "that will be close to the hearts of every age and cycle of man, till time shall be no more," that he can not believe that they were written by one unlettered man, of whom so little is known. He declares that if William Shakespeare wrote the plays, it was a miracle. But he does not believe in such a miracle, and he finds that the miraculous element, and Shakespeare with it, disappears in the light of external evidence and historical research. The book is interesting, whether one agrees with it or not, summing up, as it does, all the doubts in the question that have for a hundred years been made public.-Boston Daily Advertiser.
MORGAN. SOME SHAKESPEAREAN COMMENTATORS. The Reviewers Reviewed. By APPLETON MORGAN. 12mo. 1882. Paper. (Only 50 copies printed for sale.) 75 MOULTON. REVIEW OF BOYNTON. The Review of General Sherman's Memoirs, Examined Chiefly in the Light of its own Evidence. By Col. C. W. MOULTON. 8vo. Paper. 50
A review of "Sherman's Historical Raid. The Memoirs in the Light of the Record. A Review based upon Compilations from the Files of the War Office." By H. V. BOYNTON.
MULERTT. THE GOLDFISH AND ITS SYSTEMATIC CULTURE, WITH A VIEW TO PROFIT. By HUGH MULERTT. Illustrated. 12mo. Cloth. 1 00 The author herein presents all the important and essential points concerning the fish, its treatment in captivity, and the best method of propagating it.
The subject matter is expressed in plain terms, and all unnecessary scientific technicalities omitted; this feature, in addition, also making the book a desirable one for children, who may, through it, gain a correct idea of life in water," and more especially of the natural history of fishes. MURDOCH. THE STAGE; or, Recollections of Actors and Acting from an Experience of Fifty Years. A Series of Dramatic Sketches. By JAMES E. MURDOCH. With a Biographical Sketch of the Author. By J. BUNTING. Portrait. 12mo. Cloth. The publication of Mr. James E. Murdoch's recollections of actors and acting gathered from an experience of fifty years is a welcome addition to the library of the drama. As an actor eminent in both tragedy and comedy, and as an elocutionist of force and authority, Mr. Murdoch's place among his fellows is well assured; and his opinions therefore should command the respectful hearing of actor, critic and public. -New York Times.
This work is of great merit and interest. Besides the purely critical consideration of histrionic notabilities, Mr. Murdoch has gived us also a goodly number of anecdotes hitherto unprinted.-The Nation.
This is a book of very sensibly written gossip and memoranda by a veteran American actor of considerable note, and one who
has indeed studied the principles of acting, and has observed and understood many dif ferent methods of interpreting stage effects. There is about it no small amount of sagacity and common sense. So that it is in a greater degree than is usual with books upon the stage, a practical book of service to students of the profession, as well as fitted to give sufficient entertainment to idle quarters of an hour.-The Academy, London.
We quit Mr. Murdoch's book with reluctance. It is so full of genial sketches and amusing anecdotes that theatrical readers in this country will find as much pleasure in its perusal as the countrymen of the author, whose quick, manly and unaffected style throughout adds to the interest of all he relates.-The Era, London.
NAF-NEFF FAMILY. A Chronicle, together with a little Romance regarding Rudolf and Jacob Näf, of Frankford, Pennsylvania, and their Descendants, including an Account of the Neffs in Switzerland, and America. Coats of Arms, etc. By ELIZABEth Clifford NeFF. Small
A History of the Neff Family in America, with Chronological Index of almost 450 names, and Genealogical Tables of the Descendants of Rudolf and Jacob Näf, of Frankford, Penna., and of Francis Neiff and his Descendants; the immigration to Lancaster county, Penna., with Biographical Sketches and Family Incidents.