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ELarper'a Young People maltes the vctv timely offer oí porfcratts of Christopher ('olinnbus and Amerigo Vespiicci- tb discovercr of America and the man wbx It tte name- free to all those tvIio are on January 31, 1892, subscribers to the Younj? People by the year or regular purcliasers of it by the week. These fxH-iralrta are on pn.per suitabte for framinir. aad are cap.ital for one' room, for scüools, librariee, ajad reading clubs, and juat ie thing tor the Columbian year. Dr. Etlward EgKleston, whose reniarkable navol. Tiro Falth Doctor, bas promptly entered upon a second editon, is oae of the oldest contributors to The Cenbury Magazine. He beffan his work for tb by writing the Utenary notes fo.r the first number, and iifrnished ite first short story. It was called "Huida, tho Help." D. Appleton & Co., publishers. In the December Forum, Kir Edwin Arlond will have a descriiption óf a "Day with Lord Teiinyson," describing the hoine-life of the Lauréate, wlth many incidental criticisms of his workg, Iu the same mimber Frederlck Harrison wiU have a paper to show why the whols .systwn of modern, education te built on a wrong basis. The December 8t. Nlcholaa will be, as usual, a OhTistmaa number. It will contain complete stories by .T. T. TrowbridRe, Thomas Nolson Pago, Miss Elizaboth Bislauid, Edffar W. Nyc, and others, and the first iustallm.iciit of Cliarles E. Carryl's iionseneo story, "The Admiral's Caravan," with illustrations by Birch. A new serial story by Brander Mattliews bogan In the November St. Nicholas. BABYLAND FOR 1891. Cloth, $1.00; boards $.75. Boston: D. Iothrop Company. Such cute and delíhtíul thtnga as the editore of Wide Awakc have teken from the bright folks who love to write for th ebabies and put into a book! And tíiis book is the bound vtolume of Babyland, full to the brim with lovely stones and delightuu plctures, that will keep Baby busy listenjig too and demanding "some niore," until nurse or mamma aro fairly tired out wltix readimg. There Is nothlng silly or aver-strai'ned in tho things here laid down. The editars of Wlde Awake are exceUervt at eelectlon and capital at ppeeeoftatlon. The book is always a welcome ora, and iliis year's volume Will be more acceptable tlinn ever. It cover is partlcularly taking and charming. A vory good idea of the amount of moniey ilt cost to successfully conduct one oí the magazimes of to-day is aptIj- iilnstrntcd in some ögnree regardiiiuï the editorial cost of The Ladie's Home Journal öf thfe city, says tlie Philadelphia Tublic adgpr. The Jour.nial i-i edited by Mr. Edward Bok. Por Efaapjtag the thoughts of his 750,000 women readers each month Mr. Bok i8 paid $10,000 per year, and luis au interest in the business besifles whieh nta him fully twice his salary. He tan a Btafl of slxteon salaried editors, which includes men and women like, Rev. Dr. Taimase, Robert J. Burdette, Palmer Cox, Margtttet Bottoine, Isabel Mallon aad Maria Parlor. The combhied salaol these edftors exceed $20,000 a year. The Journal spends each month $2,000, or about $25,000 per year on miscellaneous matter notcontribut'il by i t s regular editors, and the workraig forcé in the editorial departmi'nt means at least $(,000 more to salariies, making over $00,000 a year. and lilis reiresont.s bufc a (single departnwnt of the magazine; and 1 queetton whether any jMiriodical is conducted on a more business-like and económica! basis tilian Is the Journal. No Avonder that J. B. Lippmcolt, Wben asked by a fi-rend why he did not keep a yacht, replied: "A


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