The Atlantic Monthly tor September opeus with an article f uit of information as to the Practice and Patronage of French Art, by S. (í. W. Benjamin. Mrs. Kemble's budgets of curious and dehghtful rerainiscence, Old Woman's Goaaip. Perhaps the article which will excite most attention is Colonel Waring's careful study of Sanitary Drainage of Houses and Towus. Joseph Wharton a elabórate paper on National Self-Protection aiso appeaU to a large uumber of readers. Mr. Horace E. Scudder writes very freshly and wisely of Noah Webster. Miss Jewett, whose Shore Houee in a former number won many admirers, contributes a delightfully real and humorous sketch of Deephaven Cronies. Besides this, there are twenty-four pages given to editorial reviewing of books, pictures, and recent mu9ic. The September number of St. N cholas containa a variety of very pleasant and iuteresting contributions, aloug with the usual fine array of pictures. On oue of the first pages is Rachel Pomeroy's cheery little poem of Three Times Une, and there are other dainty compositions in rhyme by Misa Jessie Curtís. Of descriptive articles, the number has a full installment, bringing together for us in one article a collection of birds whose plumage is entirely white. There is also a full budget of stories - among the rest, a delicate, fañciful one by Emma Burt, entítled A Squirrel's Stratagem, and a thrílling narrative of a brave woman's unaided contest with a bear, which is vouched for as true. The serial stories grow in interest and excitement as they approach their conclusions, and Mr. Trowbridge gives us a vidid description of a turnado on the Western prairies. The discussion of the historical aspects of the Germán Deatb-Mask is supplemented in the September number of Scribner's magazine by a virtue and euthuaiastic paper from the artist's stand-point, entitled A Study of Shakespeare's Portraits, by.William Page. The number contaius an article on Chicago, by J. W. Sheahan, of the Tribune of that city, embellished with over thirty engravings, among which are excellent portraits of David Swing and Robert Collyer. Among the verse are: An Early Poem by Poe given in fac-simile, a tribute to Longfellow by Charlotte F. Bates The Sunshine of Thine Eyes by G. P. Lathrop. In Topics of the Time, Dr. Holland sums up the Beecher trial, discusses The Jury-System in general, and has A Word for Our Wanderers. Harper's Magazine for September, containing seventy-five excellent eugraviugs, has a happy Wending of the light and picturesque witii its graver and more important articles. Foremost amoug the latter will be rauked Professor Sumner'a comprehensivo review of the iinancial development of this country. The numbor opens with a beautifully iiluatrated article on Gloucester and Cape Aun. Porte Crayon reappears as a contributor, with an entertaining sketch of a Virginia tournameut. Mr. Oimway, in an interesting ïllustrated article on the South Kensington Museum, gives a very complete resume oí thu art treasures in Great Britain. Janies "Parton contributes an illustrated paper on Recent English Caricature. The Song of Deborah and Barak, will prove interesting as a reproduction in a more poetic forin of the grandeat triumphal ode in auy literatura. Other poems are contributed. The number contams three short stories. Miss Anna C. Brackett contributes a suggestive paper in answer to the question, Can we Speak English 'i To this exoellent variety of contents are added the five Editorial Departments, covering topics of curreut interest in their respective fields.