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in the township where the Indians reside to get off to such Indians a. certain amount of land, and on such application the justice shall set off a sufficient amount of land for the necessary wants of such Indians, including the site of their village or residence if they so prefer it, and in no case shall such selection be made to the prejudice of such Indians; nor shall they be forced to abandon their homes or villages where they have resided for a number of years; and either party feel. ing themselves aggrieved can appeal to the county court from the decision of the justice, and then, when divided, a record shall be made of the lands so set off in the court so dividing them; and the Indians shall be permitted to remain thereon until otherwise provided for.

This act has never been repealed, nor, so far as we could learn, com plied with in a single instance. To-day it would be held as of no value in the California courts.

A KEY TO " RAMONA."

A CENTURY OF DISHONOR.

A Sketch of the United States Government's Dealings

with some of the Indian Tribes.
A New Edition. 12mo. pp. 514. Cloth. $1.50.

Mrs. Jackson devoted a whole year of her life to writing and compiling materials for “A Century of Dishonor," and while thus engaged she mentally resolved to follow it with a story which should have for its motif the cause of the Indian. After completing her “Report on the Condition and Needs of the Mission Indians of California" (see Appendix, p. 458) she set herself down to this task, and “Ramona " is the result. This was in New York in the winter of 1883-84, and while thus engaged she wrote her publisher that she seemed to have the whole story at her fingers' ends, and nothing but physical impossibility prevented her from finishing it at a sitting. Alluding to it again on her death bed, she wrote : "I did not write Ramona ;' it was written through me. My life-blood went into it, – all I had thought, felt, and suffered for five years on the Indian question."

The report made by Mrs. Jackson and Mr. Kinney is grave, concise, and deeply interesting. It is added to the Appendix of this new edition of her book. In this California journey Mrs. Jackson found the materials for " Ramona," the Indian novel, which was the last important work of her life, and in which nearly all the incidents are taken from life. In the report of the Mission Indians will be found the story of the Temecula removal, and the tragedy of Alessandro's death, as they appear in “Ramona." - Boston Daily Advertiser.

Mr3. Jackson's Letter of Gratitude to the President. The following letter from Mrs. Jackson to the President was written by her four days before her death, Aug. 12, 1885: – To GROVER CLEVELAND, President of the United States :

Dear Sir, — From my death-bed I send you a message of heartfelt thanks for what

you have already done for the Indians. I ask you to read my “Century of Dishonor." I am dying happier for the belief I have that it is your hand that is destined to strike the first steady blow toward lifting this burden of infamy from our country, and righting the wrongs of the Indian race.

With respect and gratitude,

HELEN JACKSON

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Price, $1.25. Those who think that all the outrage and wrong are on the side of the man, and all the suffering and endurance on the side of the woman, cannot do better than read this sad and moving sketch. It is written by a woman ; but never, I think, have I heard of more noble and self-sacrificing conduct than that of the much-tried husband in this story, or conduct more vile and degrading than that of the woman who went by the name of his wife. Such stories show how much both sexes have to forgive and forget. The author, who died before she could complete this little tale of Colorado life, never wrote anything more beautiful for its insight into human nature, and certainly never anything more instinct with true pathos. A writer of high and real gifts as a novelist was lost to the world by the untimely death of Mrs. Jackson. — The Academy, London. BETWEEN WHILES. A Collection of Stories. Izmo.

Cloth. Price, $1.25. Mrs. Helen Jackson's publishers have collected six of her best short stories into this volume. Most of them appeared in magazines in the last year or two of her life. “ The Inn of the Golden Pear," the longest and by far the strongest of them all, is, however, entirely new to the public.

Outside of her one grea romance (“ Ramona"), the author has never appealed to the human heart with more simple and beautiful certainty than in these delightful pictures. Bulletin, San Francisco.

Mrs. Helen Jackson's “Little Bel's Supplement,” the touching story of a young schoolmistress in Prince Edward's Island, is not likely to be forgotien by any one who has read it. The high and splendid purpose that directed the literary work of' H H.," and which is apparent in nearly everything that came from her pen, was supported by a peculiar power, unerring artistic taste, and a pathos all her own. This charming tale and one about the Adirondacks and a child's dream form part of the contents of this posthumous volume, to which, on lier death-bed, she gave the beautiful title “ Between Whiles.'' It is worthy to be placed alongside of her most finished pieces. Commercial Advertiser, New York, MERCY PHILBRICK'S CHOICE. 16mo.

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Cloth. Price, $1.00. These two stories were originally published anonymously, having been written for the “ No Name Series" of novels, in which they had a large popularity.

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Helen Hunt Jackson has left another monumental memorial of her literary life in the volume entitled "Glimpses of Three Coasts," which is just published and includes some fourteen papers relating to life in California and Oregon, in Scotland and England, and on the North Shore of Europe in Germany, Den. mark, and Norway. The sketches are marked by that peculiar charm that characterizes Mrs. Jackson's interpretations of Nature and life. She had the divining gift of the poet; she had the power of philosophic reflection; and these, with her keen observation and swift sympathies and ardent temperament, make her the ideal interpreter of a country's life and resources. — Traveller, Boston

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