The curreut seriáis In Ilarper's Magazine re very strong. The May Number OODtallM the fourth part of Mr. Howell's Boston society novel, "April Hope?," and the fiftli paitof Kalhleen O'Mearn's Russian novl, "Narka.'' Ainong the latest issues of (J .isscll's National LIbntry we And "The Temp'st," by Shakespeare: "Isaac Bickorslail, Physlcitiu and .Surgeon,"' trom Hteele's "T.ittler; " "Oebir,11 ainl "Count Julián." by Waker Savage Landor. These 10 cent edition of these valualle works are well receiyed by the public Yellowstone Park is the subject of one of the prominent anieles In the May HarperV Mis. Alice Wellington Kollins wntes a lively conversatlonal sketch of llie slimmer trip of a party to the Yellowstone. Their tmoaing experienct'S and racy dialogue are inleispersed with accurate descriptions of the wonders whlch tlwy witness, forininsf a very brilliant Ireatnient of a niagnificent Iheme. An abuiidunce of admirable enjrravinir from special drawliigs by four artists Ilústrate the narrative and the scenerj' with splendiil eflFect. As the auuual dog shows are aliout to appcar with the first of May. the aiticle on "The Anwrlcan MastitV," in tho forth coming Harper's vvill arrive with clinracteristic timeliness. The writer, Charles C. Marshall, Jr. describes the traditional qualities of the Eojfllth 111 astill', and shows how these have been modlfted by American breeders until scveral varietieg quite unlike the Knglish type have been origlnatcd. The article is well illustrated by a number oí line engraviugs of the most conspicuous examples of American mastiffs. 8t. Nicholas tor May opens with a beautiful frotitispiece illu-tratiou, "The Historie Girl," whose romantic story is related by E. 8. Brooks. Sheridan's March to the sea, is told here llkc a tale of adventure. Tliere is another collectlon of "8t. Nicholas Dog Stories," one for the girl8 by Celia Thaxter, and one for the boys by E P. Roe. A clever little story by Hose Hawthorne Lathro, entltled "Lindie'a Portrait," will be interestlng to all of its readers. The seriáis "Juan and Janitu," contains chapters of progressive Interest anl there are other contribiitionsby Joel Htacy, Allied Brennan añil other.