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The North American Review for April fully sustains the high reputation wnicb that perÍDdioal has long borne. Another installment of the hiiihly important discussion of the Tariflf is furnished by the Hon. William C. P. Brecknridge, Hepresentati ve in Congress fi om Kentucky. Bishop Whipple, of MinneBOta, writes an exceedingly interesting sketch of "My Life among the Indiana," in wliich he embodies some of his personal experiences, told in a quaint and charming way. The Rev. Lyman Abbott, D. l).,Mr. Beecher's successor, contributes a reply to Colonel IngersoU's two papers in answer to the question "Why Am I an AgnosticV" The near approach of the time for the inititiation of the eight hour movement gives M isttr-Workman Powderly's 'Plea for Eight Hours" especial timeliness. Exi; i('rnorLowry,ofMisRÍssippi,discusses "The Needs of the South, "and say sa good word for the negro asa laborer. Mr. O. B. Bunce furnishes the literary feature of the number- "English and American Book Markets." The weightiest article in the number is contributed by an Engiishman, Francis Gallon, F. R. S., whose studies of heredity and allied gubjects are so well known; and the lightest by a Frenen woman, Madame Adam, whose salon in Paris is one of the features of the social life of that gay capital. Mrs. Amelia E. Barr contributes a readable and timely article on 'Conversational Immoralities." $5 a year. Pubüshed at No. 3 East Fourteenth St., New York. There ia a pleasing atmosphere of bappy domestic life about The Ladies' Home Journal which makes each number as welcome assunshine. "How to Act, Before the Camera," is told by A. Bogardus ; Henry Ward Beecher's love for gems and rare stones is told by hiinself in several unpublished letters; Ella Wheeler Wilcox takesup "An Evil of American Daughlers" ; Mrs. Moses P. Handy has a tiinely article on "How to Move Easily and Well"; Dr. Talmage talks familiarly to women; Allen Kric gives "A Man's Idea of a Good Wife"; Maud Howe, Mrs. Whitney and Caroline Leslie Field each have a novel or a story. Margaret E. Sangster and "The Diiuhess" discuss literary mattere; there are delightful "Side-Taïks with Girls," and a hundred and one other things catering to every possible taste, and all beaatified with illustrations. Price, one dol lar per year. PubliBhed at 4334:!") Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa. In the April Ceniury, Mr. Joseph Jefferson continúes his autobiography most interestingly by a chapter on "Guying," which he discusses in relation to the art of the comedian; and then proceeda to relate how he carne to play "Rip Van Winkle." Mr. John LaFarge contributes a continuation of his "Letters from Japan," with illustrations by himself, engraved by Marsh, KingsleV, and Whitney. There is a tiinely article on "The Slave Trade in the Congo Basin," bv one of Stanley's pioneer office, Mr. E. J. Glave. There are three illustrated short stones of much variety: "The Herr Maestro," a story by Elizabeth Robins Pennell, wilh illustrations by Joseph Pennell; "That Yank from New York," by John Heard, with illustrations by Redwood, and a "Dusky Genius," an ante-bellum story of the South by Maurice Thompson, Century Co., New York. The frontispiece of the Magazine of Art for Apiil is a photogravure, by Dujardin, from the painting hy Frank Bramley entitled "Saved," which will touch the beart as well as gratify the artistic taste of the connniseur. opening paper is by Frederick Wedmore, on "Old Maslers and Deceased British Artists at the Royal Academy." "Pope Leo X. as an Art Patrón," with an illustration engraved by Jonnard, from Raphael, is diëcuased by F. Mabel Robinson. Cassell Publishing Company, New York, 35 cents a number, $3 ÓÖ a year in advaiu e. The April Eclectic opens with a striking paper by Etui i de Laveleye, eutitled, "The Two Utopias," which discasses with great acumen recent pocialistic dreams which have stirred the public attention. "Modern Mannish Maidens" is a clever and satirioal but good natu red sketch of feminine tendencies among the moreambitious class of voung women. Recollctions of a voyage with Gen. Gordon, by William Ji. Spence, furnif-hes fresh material about a hero who has never lost interest to the public mind. Other excellent articles complete the list. Published by E. R. Pelton, 25 Bond St., New York. Among the arlicles to appear in Scribner's Magazine for April will be one by Mr. Henry M. Stanley upon his last journey across África for the relief of Emin Pasha. Charles Scribner, New York.


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