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The Forum for June will contain an article by the Rev. Dr. Charlea A. Briggs, on "Church and Creed." To the same nuniber Col. Tlieodore A. Dodge, perhaps our foremost tniiitarj' writer, will contribute an appreciative review of Von Moltke's career and its effect on the warfare on the future; Sir Charles W. Dilke writes on the New Conimonwealth of Australia, and General Francis A. Walker diicnssea the accuracy of the census of 1S90; a forecaêt of the :icw international copyright law is made by Mr. Henry Holt, and Mr. Ulysses D. Eddy, a New York exporter, points out our opportunity of speedily gaining the firet position in the world's commerce. Forum Pub. Co., New York, N. Y. The most complete history of the Chilian war yet published in this country appears in Hgrper'e Wet khi published July 8th. The illustrations include views of prominent localities connected with the war, pictures of the Chilian WBrships, and portraits of the leading men on bot)i sides of the conflict. A Roll of Honor will be published in next week's number of Harper't Weehly, embracing the names of the winners this year of the American Victoria Cross. Portraits and an account of the manner in which the distinction was won will accompany the liet. A new serial by Thomas Hardy, entitled Tess of the D'Urbervilles, luis just been begon in Ifarper'ê Bazar, with illustrations by H. Herkomer. Harpei & Bro., New York. A full and authentic account of the reasons for the dismissal of Bismarck by the Emperor of Germany is given, for the first time, in an article by Prof. F. Heinrich Geffcken, Privy Councillor, which appears in. the July Forum, Geffcken explains also the inrluence of Bismarck as a member of the Reichstag, and gives a review of the young Emperor's policy and an estímate of his character. Gen. Francis A. Walker reviews, by the returns of the census of 1890, the growth of the colored population, and fïnds that its increase has been relatively less than the white population. The negro is falling behind in numbers and is drifting more and more to the lowlands of the south. Prof. Herbert B. Adams, of the John Hopkins TJniversity, recites in detail what has been done for the university extensión in the United States and pointe out the important part that this movement for popular education is likely to play. Forum Pub. Co., New York1


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