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The panic of last fall has brought distress and trouble into many samilies. When business is dull, and expensive luxuries, and even lectures and concerts, must be given up, and time hangs heavily, and the mind broods upon its troubles, one must read, and there is then no more welcome visitor than the monthly magazine, especially is it be bright with illustrations.

Not the least of the blessings of the recent financial trouble is that it has made us more considerate of, and helpful to, each other. If those who secl compellcd to stop their magazines will seck out some neighbor poorer than themselves, and divide the subscription price (paying the larger part), they will do a really kind action, and they will be surprised to see how neighborly two families will become, who take the same magazine together, and how it will grow in intercst when you talk it all over with your next-door friends.

Nothing finds its way into the pages of a high-class magazine unless it have some permanent value; and illustrated magazines, when bound into handsome volumes, make the most useful and attractive family libraries. For instance, there are now eight bound volumes of SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, constituting a library of more than six thousand pages, embellished with nearly two thousand illustrations. And in the field of children's literature, there can be nothing more beautiful, more interesting or more useful than the first volume of ST. NICHOLAS, just issued. Magnificent in an outer dress of red and gold, and filled from cover to cover with the very best literary and artistic matter for the young, it cannot sail to be a most welcome visitor to every household. What could be better as a Christmas gift than a volume of ST. NICHOLAS 4 In workmanship it would be impossible to surpass it — printing, engraving, paper, binding, being all of the highest ordcr. As to its literary contents we need only quote the cpinion of


Author of “MY SUMMER IN A GARDEN,” and other charming books, who writes to us as fol. lows:

“The first year of the ST. NICHOLAS more than sulfills the promise of its auspicious birth, and in the bound volume, with its glory of red and gold, we have what may be called a permanent addition to the literature of the young. have watched the magazine every month of its existence, and have seen its beautics of pen and pencil unfold ; but I am surprised now that it becomes a book—and as handsome a book as St. Nicholas himself can hope to find on Christmas — by the variety and wealth of its contents. Never before, I think, has so much literary and artistic talent co-operated in the service of children, and I will not resist the hearty impulse to say to you that you have made the best magazine for children of all ages I have ever seen; it is even more cntertaining for grown people than some of the quarterlies. I know the high ideal Mrs. Dodge had for it, and her desire that it should exert a sweet and ennobling influence in the households of the land. It has been made level with the comprehensions of children, and yet it is a continual educator of their taste, and of their honor and courage. I do not sec how it can be made any better, and if the children don't like it, I think it is time to begin to change the kind of children in this country.”

The subscription Price of ST. NICHOLAS is $3.00 a year, sent, postage paid. The twelve numbers for last year, Vol. I., will be sent for only $2.00. Volume I., clegantly bound in red and gold, $4.00; with gilt sides and gilt edges, $5.00. One year's subscription to ST. NICHOLAS and twelve back numbers, $5.00. One year's subscription and Volume One, Bound, charges paid, for $6.00. Covens for binding sent, charges paid, for 75 cents. The back Nos. may be exchanged for the bound volume on payment of $1.00 and charges

both ways.
For Sale and Subscriptions received by all NEWSDEALERS and BOOKSELLERS.

For Special Terms on the Bound Volumes of Scribs ER’s MonTHLY, see next page.

SCIBIBIN EE. S., CO ...g54 Broadway, N. Y.

“The Great National Magazine,”

Begins a new year (its ninth volume) with the November number, with broader plans and larger enterprise than ever before, and with the ambition it has maintained from the first, to demonstrate itself to be the brightest, the strongest, the most beautiful and in every way

The Best Popular Magazine in the World.

During the year it will present such marvels of illustrative engraving as no popular magazine has ever been able to publish. Its writers will be, as they have been, the choice and chosen literary men and women of America. Among the attractive features of the year will be

A New Serial Novel,


By J. G. HOLLAND, author of “Bitter Sweet,” “Kathrina,” “Arthur Bonnicastle,” and “The Mistress of the Manse.”

A Series of Papers, from various pens,


Including descriptive papers on American cities, will open in January with a narrative of WESTERN DISCOVERY AND ADVENTURE, by Major Powell, whose descent of the Colorado is one of the most famous exploits of Western travel. This serics will rival “The Great South" papers in the magnificence of its illustrations, while possessing greater variety and wider interest.


“A Farmer's Vacation in Europe.”

Six articles, recounting the czperience of a well-known American farmer and engineer (COLONEL WARING, of Ogden Farm, Newport, R. I.), during a tour through some of the less frequented parts of Western Europe, in the autumn of 1873.


Or, “The Modern Robinson Crusoe,”

JULES, VERNE'S latest story, will be continued, with its illustrations.


French Literature and Parisian Life,

With Illustrations by French Artists, will appear during the year.


A New Story, by SAXE HOLM, Begins in Norember, and will run for three or four months. There will also be other NOVELETTES and SHORTER STORIES by leading AMERICAN and ENGLISH STORY-WRITERS. Tbe Magazine will continue to hold its pre-eminence in this regard.

The ESSAYS, REVIEWS, and EDITORIAL PAPERS will, as heretofore, cmploy the ablest pens in both Europe and America.

HOME AND SOCIETY, which has grown in faror and in excellence from the first, will be made more attractive, use sul, and valuablo in its influence on the social life and culture of the American people.

'THE ETCHINGS will be still further improved, and there will be greater variety.

"An Illustrated Library.' The Best of all the Monthlies."

"SCRIBNER,” by the verdict of the ENGLISH and the AMERICAN Press, is

The EIGHT BOUND VOLUMES constitute an Illustrated LIBRARY of MORE

THAN 6,000 OCTAVO PAGES, contuining A Dozen Splendid Serial Stories, Nearly One Hundred Shorter Stories, More than a Thousand Separate Articles, Essays,

Poems, Editorials and Reviews, Embellished with nearly Two Thousand Illustrations.

We have reprinted at great expense the earlier rolumes, and now offer a limited number at reduced rates in connertion with subscriptions. No other opportunity will probably ever be given to get complete sets of this unrivalcd Monthly; the expense of reprinting small cditions being so great as to be prohibitory.

OUR SPECIAL OFFERS. We offer the eight vols., bound in cloth, sent to any address in the United States, CHARGES PAID, with one year's subscription, for $20 ; the same, CHARGES NOT PAID, $10. The eight rols., in extra library style, MARBLE SIDES AND MARBLE EDGES, and a subscripBon, for $25; or if sont, CHARGES NOT PAID, $20.

The Postage on ali New Subscriptions will be Prepaid by us.

The Subscription Price of Scribner's Monthly is $4.00 a year. Scribner's Monthly and St. Nicholas, $7.00.

SCRIBNER & CO., 654 Broadway, New York.

Scribner's Illustrated Magazine for Cirls and Boys, begins with the November Number.

ST. Nicholas For 1875, aid d by a year's experience in meeting the wan's of young readers, will aim to be an improvement upon the volume just completed, maintaining the fame general principles and steady purpose of perfect workmanship, with even greater facilities for obtaining sirst-class articles and illustrations. The plan is to have such variety that something may be found in each number to specially arouse or satisfy every young member of the household—something addressed, as far as practicable, to each particular temperament and condition, so that, to a family of boys and girls, St. Nicholas shall be at once playmate, elder companion, sympathizing friend, and co-explorer into the truths and wonders of the world about and above them. No magazine can expect to answer every question that may arise in a child's mind, or to take the place of father, mother, pastor and teacher in its training; but it can serve to arouse and direct the wits of young readers, to keep the moral and spiritual perceptions in healthy action, and, by recognizing and emphasizing whatever is truest and best in boys and girls, open the way to a more thorough enjoyment of home, and a more generous outlook upon life. Nor is it designed that the influence of St. Nicholas shall be confined to the children. Already its managers have had abundant reason to rejoice in the hearty sympathy and co-operation of parents and teachers, and in their assurance of genuine enjoyment in its pages. Two splendid serial stories for 1875 are to begin in the January number:


By J. T. TROWBRIDGE, Author of the Famous Jack Hazard Series.


By LOUISA. M. ALCOTT, Author of “An Old-Fashioned Girl,” “Little Women,” etc., etc.

The editors have also secured a capital stock of
Short Stories and Sketches,
History, Biography, Travel, Adventure,
Outdoor and Indoor Sports, Boys' and Girls Handicraft,
Natural History, Literature and Popular Scieuce, Puzzles and Riddles,

While fun and nonsense have not been forgotten. In short, the aim is to PLEASE AND IMPRove Boys AND Girls, and to win their best confidence by never abusing it with anything mawkish, patronizing or far-reached or, above all, by any form of undue emotional stimulus. We prefer to let the animus and execution of each number speak for it, rather than to parade the names of distinguished artists and contributors. In the latter regard, our table of contents for 1875 will be richer than ever, but the Magazine would fail in part of its mission if it did not constantly bring to light good work from Into W sources. The peculiar features of the Magazine, which have conduced largely to its popularity, will be kept up with *pirit. Our occasional short Cerman, French and Latin Stories delight young translators in giving immediate value to their studies in those languages. The Letter-Box serves to draw the young readers of St. Nicholas and its editors into closer communication, enabling them to be of great service to one another. Jack-in-the- Pulpit, who, of course, is a preacher of the field, not of the church, tells the little folk of many curious and interesting things that they would hardly be able to find out for themselves in any other way. Giving his short lessons in a brisk, original manner, calculated to provoke inquiry, rather than to satisfy it, he sends the children off in every direction searching for further knowledge. The bound volume contains more than seven hundred large octavo pages of original matter, exquisitely illustrated, and, with its rich, quaint binding, forms the most elegant and attractive gift-book for children ever issued from the press. The subscription price of ST. Nicholas is $3.00 a year, but, up to January 1st, we will send the twelve numbers for the year just closed (Vol. I) for only $2.00. The same, elegantly bound in red and gold, will be sent, charges PAID, for $1.00. One year's subscription and twelve back numbers, $5.00. One year's subscription and voluntE oxE, Bound as above, sent, cHARGEs PAID, for $6.00. ( overs for binding sent, charges paid, for 75 cents each. The back numbers may be exchanged for bound vo.umes on payment of One Dollar and charges both Ways. AG-ALL POSTAGE WILL BE PRE PAID L r U.S.

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THIS unique and much-adınired work begun in 1967, and now a welcome and trusted visitor 1 in every intelligent family where there is a child, retains its UNRIVALLED CORPS OF CONTRIBUTORS AND ARTISTS, and gives in every number a profusion of

Tho Choicest Pictures,

executed in the best and most costly style, and designed especially for the young. The peculiar features that have distinguished it thus far will characterize it during the coming year; and NEW AND VARIED ATTRACTIONS will be continually added.

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