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Scribner's Magazine for September contains anieles on a wide ranee of popular gubjects by the Hon. Hugh McCulloch exSecretaryof the TreaMiry; General Horace Porter, W. H. Mallock, author of Is Life Worth Living?"; H.O. Bunner, author of "The Midge," Rabert Louis StevensoQ, Will H. L)f, Henry James, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, nd other wnters of distinction in prose and verse, lnis number is enriched with mora than one hundred illustrations. The September numberof "The Popular Science Monthly" fully maintains the wellearned reputation of this Standard magazine. Une of the most striking and original articles in this numberis by Benj Karr on "Mental Traits in the Poultry Yard. in "Heliotropism : the Turning Motions of Plants," Conway McMillan explains the revolutions of twining sterns, of tendrils, flowers, etc. Gauss, the eminent mathematician, is the subject of the "Sketch andportrait. The "Kditor's Table, -'Correspondence," and other deparirnents, show a pleasing variety. New York: i). Appleton & Company. Fifty cents a number, $5 a year. The September Forum will contain a review of the Republican National Paltform f rom a Demociatic point oí view by Senator Blackburn, of Ky. Tlank after plank is taken up and discussed by the hght of Republican party's record. To this number the marquis of Lome will contr bute a study of the Government of the United States, the result of nis observation while he was Governor-General of Canada. He writes with enthusiasm about many features of our Government, ani points out several reasons why he regards a republican government as stable. The Rev. Dr. Munger, perhaps the leading Congregational preacher in New England, will poict out the benefits that religión has received hom the death of many superstitions caused by the scientific spirit of the time. Our Young FolksAt Home. 111. Boston: D. Lothrop Co. Price $1.00. Iq turning over the pages of this handsome illustrated quaito the reader instinctively wonders how 80 much valuable matter can be afforded for so little money. It is not a book simply to amuse or entertain the reader until ït is finished, then to be cast aside and forgotten. It is full of purpose, and the boys or girls who give it a thoughtful reading will be much the wiser for it, and not only be better able to understand the world about them, but will be aided thereby to make their way successfully through it. The boy will find in it a thorough business education ; the girl will learn how to do a hundred things about the house and in her sphere which will be of untold service to her ; she may likewise see what many noted women have done to make the woild wiser and better. The contributionB to the September Century will include "The University and the Bible," by T. T. Munger, a plea for the 6tudy of Chrietian as well as heathen classics; "Women who go to College," by Arthur Gilman, and " The Industrial Idea in Education," by Charles M. Carter. One illustrnted paper is on "College Fraternities," with pictures of twenty-eight chapter-hou6es and scciety halls at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and other colleges, and another is on "Uppingham: an Ancient School Worked on Modern Idea," with a number of illugtrations by Joseph Pennell, and a portrait of the late headmaster, Edward Thring, who is said to be, since Arnold of Rugby, the most highly esteemed educator of England. There will also be eeveral important short editorial arlioles and "open letters" on different branche cf the same subject. Ticknor's Paper Series holds a long lead j over all competitors, by reason of the exquisite good taste with which its voluines are selected, from the cream of American literature, and tbe beauty and attractiveness of their appearance. The New York Star justly says that "The discrimination and taste with which the Ticknors have edited their series coinmend it toall lovers of good reading. The Ticknor?, moreover, have another great advantage. They excel all their conteiuporaries in way of covers. It is quite possible to lend some half a dozen times one of their novéis, in its stiff paper cover, wiihout the book's being any worse for wear." The next issue will be "Aulnay Tower," by Blanche Willis Howard, autbor of "Guenii," "One Summer," " Aunt Serena." This is an admirable story of an old French seignioral chateau and its inmates, during the last siege of Paris. The Magazine of Art for September is a gplendid number, the frontispiece alone is worth the price of the magazine. It is a photo gravure of Gustave CourtoiB'spaintfng, "A Sword shull Pierce through thine own Soul also." Following this beautiful picture a valuable paper on the "Lnnguage of Design," writteu and illustr-.ed by Walter Crane, then comes a caiefully prepared paper by F. Mabel Robiuson on "Art Patrons," taking Hadrian as the subject of her text, then follows a paper on "Art in the Theatre," giving a por; -iit of Mary Anderson in her "Hermione" dress deeigned by Alma Tadema, Forbes Robertson as "Leontes" in a dress detigned by himself, Henry Irving as ''Wener" in the dress designed by Seymour Lucas, A. R. A., with the court scène from "A Winter'8 Tale." - Casseü & Co., 35 cents a number, $3.50 a yearin ad vanee. The Midsummer issue of The Amei an Mapazine abouuds with interesting and timery literature. Dr. W. F. Hutchiuson presmts the fourth of his finely illustrated anieles in the series "Along the Caribbean," in this instance deahng witU Trinidad. Anoiher entertaiuing paper is enütled "Where Buigoyue Surreodered," by C. H. Crandall, iu which is descnbed the Saraiogu Monument iht is soon to be unvriled. Fredenck G. Schwxtka, the noted Aretic explorer, lella about " The American Arctic Savage" in an entertaining a.a i er, and Trebor Ohl has an illustrated plcr on "Six Stcry-Tellers for Children," ■ - in which she epeaks of the lives and work cf Louise Imogen Guiney, Margaret Sidney, Mrs. Aöby Morton Díaz, NoraPerry, Mrs. Lizzie W. Champney and Alice Wellington Rollins. Joel Benton has a. poem on "Midsummer," and Sara F. Goodrich describes 'The Country in Midsummer." Id "An Abyssinian Monkey" Miss Risley Seward relates, in the September Wide Awake, the adventures of the wellknown litile monkey which belonged succe8sively to Secretary Seward and Senator Evarts, and finally found a home in the Zological Gardens in New York Central Park. Wo.thington & Co., 747 Broadway, N. Y., have issued a handsome book entitled "Studies in Criticism," by Florence Trail. It is a collection of seven essays on "Pools filled with water," "Glimpses into French Literature," "Genius and Religión," 'Genius and Morality," "History in Literature," " Skepticism of the Heart," and "The Decline of Art."


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