It is a social book. Century Co. and of Mr. John Lane for the copyrighted articles to embody them consecutively, in the order of their several dates, in this volume. The article entitled The Territory with which We are Threatened was prepared before the appointment of its author as a member of the Commission to negotiate terms of peace with Spain, and published only a few days afterward. This circumstance attracted unusual attention to its views about retaining the territory the country had taken. As to the attitude of every one else connected officially with the determination of that question there has been, , naturally, more or less diplomatic reserve; but the position of Mr. Eeid before he was appointed was thus clearly revealed.