The February Wide Awake opens with a bailad of heroism. When the brave Crusader ancestor of the present British Minister at Washington, Sir Julián Pauncefote, was captured by the Saracens, they demanded his wife's rifiht hand in ransorn, and the brave lady so served her lord. Sir Julián Pauncefote supplied the author, Mary Bradley, with authentic facts. Mr. E. II. Garrett's pictures for the bailad are highly dramatic. Other poems are by Elizabeth W. Bellamy and Mary E. Wilkins. The interesting illustrated articles of the nurnber include Lieut. Freinont's timely account of "Life at Frontier Forts," and as a sort of military pendant a curious account of "A Fish Ariny." Kirk Munroe's railroading serial develops a startling situation, and thedoingsof Margaret Sidney's "Peppers" are delightfu] ás ever. Wide A wake is l'.4() a year. D. Lothrop Company, Boston, íass. _ Outing, ever on the outlook for fresh Belde oi entertainment for its myriad readers, in its February number breaks quite untrodden ground in "Cycling in Mid Atlantic," a trip undertaken by its special representative Osbert Howarth, with rod, gun and camera, through the Western Lslea, or as tbey are more familiarly known, "The Azores." These volcanic reliqueaof a vanished contineni yield an unexpected harveatofthe picturesque, semi-Portuguese and BemiMoonah in population and architecture, and tropical in the luxuriance of their fauna and Hora, their illustration (iresents for pen, pencil and camera, endless and novel opportunities which author and arti.st aliUe havo availed themselves of.