The above is the title of an interesting novel of 342 pages, by Everett Howe and published by the Boston Arena publishing company. It is a tale of local interest and opens as follows: "For a territory containing no high mountain system, Michigan has a varied geography. In contrast to the sterile hills and pictured rocks of the nothern peninsula, the productive farms in the northern part of the state form an arena of fertility, unbroken, save by a few patches of sand and some irregular strips of swamp. The largest and most remarkable of the swamps passes frora north to south through Ingham and Jackson counties, extending beyond the borders of Shiawasse and Lenawee. "This marshy territory is covered by a motley growth of willows, huckleberries, spruce, tamaiacks and a few pines, in places so thin as to afford no inconvenience to a footman; in other places so thick as to be almost inaccessible. Horsethieves, escaped crimináis and deserters from the army have successfully sought its seclusion; and never has the asylum betrayed the confidence.of one who trusted in its hosDitalitv." From this swamp the story Iets loose the tale of a rural philosopher, the New Jerusalem (doubtless in Washtenaw county), purguit of desperadoes (who may be professors of the U. of M. for all the Argus knows); what happened in tne swamp, etc. The story is sufficiently filled with adventure to keep up the interest and a pretty girl or two softens the asperity of some of the incidents. Altogether, "The Chronicles of Break 'o Day" from an author of repute will be read with interest in this neck of the "swamp." It may add interest to the book to state that the author is a resident of Munith, Jackson county, anc well acquainted with all phases o: Michigan life.