How He Made His Fortune. By Julia A. De Witt.
(F. Warne and Co.)—This is the story of a plucky Scotch boy who goes to work in a Pennsylvanian coal-mine, has a tough fight with the Union, and is eventually victorious, becoming a proprietor himself. The tale is fairly well told, though it is not well written. The hero is perhaps a little above the average of the species in naturalness, at least the species as one knows them from the perusal of books with a purpose. Both the Irish characters in the book are fairly good, and on the whole, How He Made His Fortune will compare favourably with the run of "goody" books.