17 MARCH 1877, Page 23

The Emigrant and Sportsman in Canada. By John J. Rowan.

(Stanford.)—Mr. Rowan speaks plainly to the young gentlemen who fancy that belonging to a good family, riding and shooting well, and having a taste for country pursuits, are qualifications which empire success in a colony. In a colony, he tells us, it is as necessary to work hard as it is anywhere else. A man must stick to his farming there, as he must stick to it here unless he has a fortune to fall back upon. This being understood, to begin with, he is distinctly encouraging to any young fellow who has good-sense, energy, perseverance, and a small capital to start with. Such a man may, he gives us to understand, not only make more money, but also get more sport than he ean in this overcrowded country. Here, in fact, sport is becoming more and more the privilege of the rich. In Canada there is still plenty to be found, though mush of it, the salmon-fishing notably, is being spoilt by the short- sighted polity which "kills the goose that lays the golden eggs." The volume is full of copious information of the practical kind which will be most useful to any visitor to Canada (Canada, meaning here the "Dominion"), whether he means to work or to play, to sojourn for a long time or for a short. It is illustrated by a map, which does not contain, like most maps, only such common-place things, as names of countries, towns, do., but is also distinguished by the more significant words, " salmon," " deer," "moose," "beaver," and the like.