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It is not to be forgotten that, after all, the one question before the trade, the vital matter for the action of the Convention, is underselling and how to stop it. All others that come up are of importance chiefly as they bear upon this. That is the pith of platforms, and the key to the situation. What the trade wants is a thorough agreement, on the most practical basis, that selling books at ruinous prices shall be stopped. It can't be a trade, in any lasting sense, except this new state of things be somehow brought about.

The extreme competition consequent on the falling off of business and of prices in most trades since the war, has resulted in the offering of many classes of goods to the retail buyer at or close to their actual cost to the dealer. This is all very fine at first sight to the public, but sooner or later somebody has to pay for a deficit, and it is after all the public. The retail dry goods trade, for instance, on the west side avenues in New-York,-in which some have been offering books at ruinous prices as a bait for buyers of other goods,-are advertising goods at actually "bottom prices"; the very men in the trade who sell them the goods can not understand how they offer them so low. Many of these prices seem to ignore entirely such inevitable items as rent and running expenses, which must be a part of the cost of goods as they are sold, so that there is actually no profit for a man to live on, or a definite loss which subtracts from his capital. Now a man who is in active business can carry a chronic loss, by managing his credits, for a certain time; but, especially if he is doing a large business on small capital, as is now the fashion, he must sooner or later come to grief. Then the public must pay his losses. Suppose he fails at 25 cents in the dollar; the creditors have to pay 75 per cent of their credits to him for the recklessness with which they had helped him into bankruptcy, and this loss is by the inevitable

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Looking Upward...

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law of political economy ultimately transferred to the business public at large. Mrs. B. has been congratulating herself on buying her new dress a dollar cheaper at some of these undersellers; but by-and-by Mr. B. perhaps is to lose his $500 by the failure of this underseller, or of the creditors he has dragged down with him. As a business system, it is all rotten, rotten, rotten, and the Amercan commercial world and the American public have to learn this to their cost sooner or later. Business can't be done on unsound principles without somebody or other getting hurt. This ruinous competition, begun by some one house to force trade, has wrought its natural results; every body has followed suit, the one who started is no better off, and there is no more trade in toto than there was before.

This is an example of the way it works in general business; the book trade is peculiarly unfortunate and fortunate in this respect because of the nature of its commodity. In most trades there is a natural protection to the local dealer, and the competition is limited to a narrow vicinage. But, as we have again and again shown, books being identical duplicates, the local book-dealer is pitted against the city undersellers, perhaps the great publishing house itself, and against them he has no chance at all. On the other hand, it is now decided by law that the publisher has a right to protect his prices,-an advantage in which the book trade has a superiority over most others. What the trade is aiming at is to convince the pub. lishers that, in the first place for their own sake, as a matter of business safety, and in the second place in justice to the body of the trade, as a matter of business policy, they can not afford to give credit or to permit their goods to be sold to undersellers, or in any way to undersell themselves. The main thing is to bring the trade, the publishers in especial, into unanimous agreement on this principle and its practical application. We believe in the broadest application of it, in the most tho

A recent purchase of land by the proprietors has enlarged the area of the establishment, so that it now occupies about four acres, extending to Charles River which flows behind, with streets on each of the other

rough-going platform that can be adopted by the trade; and any house, as we have reiterated, stands in its own light, and in the light of its customers and the trade, by setting itself sides of the square. The buildings themselves are against a reform which is simply a return to the only partially shown in the engraving; they consis only principles of business on which business of one principal building for offices and the various can safely be done. Therefore we at once favor departments of the manufactory, a large fire-proof the Lippincott platform and deprecate the warehouse for the storage of sheet stock and paper, Messrs. Lippincott's action. We want the best a smaller fire-proof safe, wholly above ground, for we can get that platform is to us the best, and the storage of stereotype plates, an engine-house and we are sorry that the Philadelphia house has stereotype foundry, together with a number of dwellprevented the trade from getting as far towarding houses for workmen, which stand within the in

it as was possible this past year.

Now, the next thing is the Convention. That is where the trade is to decide what is the best thing we can get. It expects to see there the representatives of our largest houses, as well as retail dealers from all parts of the country, to the number, it is hoped, of three or four hundred. It has the right to expect this, for it simply means that houses which are wide. awake to the trade movement know what true

business principles are. That is to be a place, not for the insistance on any body's plans, but for the friendly consultation of all concerned as to what is best to be done. For that reason, we hope not to see private grievances brought to the Convention, or questions such as are involved in departments of the trade in which the general issue is not involved; but every body should come prepared to give their best thought and best help to the settlement of this chief


WE may state that favorable arrangements have been made with the International Hotel, Niagara (as also with the Spencer and Cataract), the Tifft House, Buffalo, and the Grand Central Hotel, N. Y., for especially low terms to the trade during the Convention and the ensuing Exchange; that a special train will be run from Niagara to New-York between them; and that railroad arrangements are progressing so that we hope in a few days to announce the names of members of the trade at centres all over the country, who will act as agents of the Committee in furnishing information and certificates. But we must have the names of those coming. Come to the Convention, AND WORD NOW THAT YOU'RE COMING!

The Riverside Press.


THE engraving which accompanies this number of the WEEKLY will give to our readers some idea of the face of an old acquaintance, whose name has appeared on well-printed books for a generation past.


The various departments contained in the Press are: 1. The Composing Room, with a large stock of type of the most approved cut, where men and women are employed upon all classes of work, of which law books, magazines, and privately printed books constitute an important part, and where a large corps of competent proof-readers is steadily engaged. 2. The Stereotype and Electrotype Foundry and Finishing Rooms, which, by their completeness of outfit in machinery and tools, enable the proprietors promptly to turn out durable and thoroughly finished plates. 3. The Press Room, containing a large number of cylinder, platen, and hand presses, adapted for all

classes of work, from the finest wood-cut to an ordinary pamphlet or newspaper. 4. The Book Bindery, where every kind of binding is done, from that of a school-book in boards to an illustrated work in tree calf. While superior workmen are constantly engaged on fine bindings, chief attention is given to used and the style of design, special artists being emsheep and cloth work, both as regards the material ployed upon drawings for dies, and a thorough or

ganization permitting large orders to be executed with great dispatch. 5. The Plate Printing Room, where steel-plate printing is carried on by workmen of long experience. 6. The Mailing Room, a well organized department for the distribution of the large editions of periodicals published by the firm, or manufactured and sent out by them on contract for others. 7. An important addition has just been made to the force of the establishment by the annexing of a large Lithographic Business, enabling the concern to undertake the execution of orders in the printing of maps, chromos, portraits, and all kinds of both plain and colored lithographic work.

The Counting Room occupies a portion of the front second story of the principal building. Here are the rooms of the proprietors, desks for the superintendents of the several departments, a library for the use of the work-people, who also have a well-established savings department, a telegraph station, safes for MSS., and communication with all parts of the building by means of bells and tubes. The people employed number between three and four hundred, and there is an organized fire department, frequently called out for practice with the hose which runs into every room.

The Riverside Press has a Boston office, recently fitted up, at the corner of Beacon and Somerset streets, and is represented in New-York at 13 Astor place by the resident partners here, Messrs. Hurd & Houghton.


The Giverside Press Cambridge, Mass

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