-The London Boot and Shoe Trades Journa contains the following in its issue ol December 4: "A novelty in advertising appears in the pages of the Boston Boot and Shoe Recorder. A f uil page is occupied with the portrait of Mr. W. L. Douglas, of Brockton, Mass., and the names of the five specialties that he manufactures. Mr. Douglas is faraous in the States on account of tbe boycott placed on his goeds, because he has dared to introduce the lasting-maclnne into his factory. His portrait giyes the idea of a determined, energetic, far-seeinc; man of about forty years of age. His career is wellknown to readers of the American trade papers, and it is by no means the least thing he may be proud of, that he has thoroughly learned everything connected with his trade, and has earned his living at every branch thereof."