Scribner cn.ll attention to the series of article by Col. Waring, now being puhlished in tha magazine, under the title oí A Farmer's Vaca tion. Tnese papers are claimed to be atnong the most amusing as well as practioally valuable illustiated aiticles which hnve appearec tor iome time past. Col. Wnring is well known as an engineer and a farmer, as well as a graceful and entertaining writer. In his recent European travels he was naturally attracted uot only by picturesque phases, quaint scènes and quaint people, but also by the various agricultural customs and devices. His aiticle in the August number desenbes the pretty isle of Guernsey, and tells a great deal that is of interest about the taraous so-called Alderuey Cuw, which is here "at home." A Middy in Manila is a rollicking little ïllustrateci sketch, which reads very like a familiar letter to iome old "chum" at home. Albert lthodes's paper, Along the Seine, is timely through ïts summcr quality. U-eorge W. Cable, of New Urleans, has a story eutitled Madame Delicieuso, which is thought to be his best woi'k. It wil) have a very foreign smack to Northern readers, but they will tind it noue the ie.ss fltftphio, witty a nd charraini for that. Dr. Hofland, in this uumber ot Sevenoaks, celébrate a wedding in that rural neighborhood. Tuen there is a solid essay by 0. I'. Mugoun, on Ëducatiou and Free Tbought, also A Word of Encouragment for Timid Lingüista, The Stoue Period of the Autilles (coutaming aorae matters net hitherto made public), An Englewood Mystery, How to Treatthe Indians, by an lndian Agent ; an illustrated paper on Ice, more ot The Mysterious Islaud, and verses by poets of note and poets not of note. In the Topics of the Time, by Dr, J. ü- Holland, The Old Cabinet, Home and Society, Bric-aBrac, The World's Work, etc, the usual variety is mamtaiued.