A reason for a National Acadcray, which will strike favorably every writer and speaker hurassed with doubts as to ;he correct spelling and pronuneiation of ;lie Englisli lanffnan, is well set forth by C. W. Waite in Tlie Current of Marcli 7. He suggests the Oreatlou of sucb a body with authurity to decide raooted points in diction. Mr. Theotlore Roosevelt has written an article on " Phases of State Legislation," wbicli is to be printed in the April Century. He divides the subject In to various headings. - "The Al any Legislature,'' "Uilllculties of PrpveDtinft nd Punishini Corruptlon,'1 "The C'nstituents Larpcly to Blame," "Perilsof Legislative ifu', ' "Inciilents,'1 etc, etc.