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The Inter-Ocean has maje a new departure to keep up with its reputation for enterprise by establishlng a special Sunday edition. The first nu iber was issued last Sunday and is a raammotli of 20 pages, filled witli good reading matter. We know of no paper having better thought and tone to its editorial?, By a very ingenious and well-thought of plan President F. A. Baruard of Yale has devised a Perpetual Calendar which will teil on wliat week day any diy of any month, in any year, will or has come. It is available as a calendar for any year from the year 1 to thc time of Gabiiel's trump. G. P .Putnam's Sons of New York publish it, and Sheehan sells it at 40 cents. The Ilousekecper's Year Book. By Ilelen Campbell. 1G mo. Limp cloth. 50 cents. A convenient little handbook giving useful hints for marketing, doing household work, for cooking meats, vegetables, tec. It also has the altérnate pages blank for memoranda of expenses, work doneor to be done, etc. Published by Fords, Howard & Hulbert. The May Lippincott's in its leading article deals with ajjriculture, mining, stockraising and thelndians in Idaho and Montana. In other papers we are carried to the Florida sponge fisheries, to the waters of Pensacola Bay, to the South "Among Cltrus Blossotns," and to Ashbourne in England. A criticism on Clias, Laml's Dramiitic efforts, and good stories complete the number. A Dreamcr of Druams : Gustave Doré, with seven engravings from drawings by Dore, is the first piece attracting the eye in the Magazine of Art for May. It gives S a compreliensive critique on the work of the str.iuge Frnch nrtist recently deceased. The next is on Kltoii Ware, with six ciigravings. An intcresting illustrated article on Cordova is in this numbcr. Edward Poyntcr, the paiuter is discussed as well as Art in the Garden, and a Logend of Japan, both with cngravinga. Othe notes on art and art subjects abound in the page of this number. The May Harper is at liand as usual with an attractive table of contcnts. The leading one is a nicely illustrsted article on San Francisco and its environs. Another interesting bit of description is one of the history of the Brooklyn bridge, also welt illustrated. Benson J. Lossing has a picce on the National Acadetny, and George T. Curtis a historicul one on the 'Treaty of Peace and Independence. It is generally known in art circles that Harper Brothers have made a liberal offer tn young American nrtists, so there is a timely paper on 'Art Stndy at Home and Abroad " by Professor Weir. Other articles and illustrations of value flll the number. The Wheelman is again on hand with its May number. No sport ever had such an able representative as bicycling possesses in this excellent periodical. The tasteful cover, the splendid illustrations, well drawn and well engraved, and the articles themselves rank The Wheelman with our best magaziness. There is a breeziness, an out-door air, about the contents which is refreshing and delightful. It takes the reader from the crowded city, away from business and care iuto the open country, A perusal of its pages will make the reader, if he is not already a wheelman, long to join the ranks of those who stride the "silent steed.1' Though the wheel is woven into its many articles, stories and poems, they are interesting to those who are not fortúnate enough to ride a bicycle; it opens up a new and fresh field of charming literature.


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