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Rudyard Kipling, whose name we are apt to afsociate with tales of Indian Military Life, has written a nautical story, "The Disturbance of Traific" which appeara in the Atlantic for September. Mr. Kipling has never written anythinc of the kind before, but is as vivid a "narrator here as elsewhere.- Houghton, Mifllin & Co., Boston, Mass. The Chicago Graphic, a sort of Western Harper's Weekly, is full of newsy and entertainingreading each week, together with a large number of excellent illustrations. The current number contains among other articles one on "The Far Southwest" and another on Mrs. Bertha Honore Palmer, president of the board of lady managers of the World's Columbian Exposition. A full page portrait accompanies the last. The Graphic Co., Chicago, II!. The American painter, Mr. M. A. Anderson, has the honor of the frontispiece in the September number of the Magazine of Art. The editor of the magazine uses this picture, "The Morning After the Ball," to illustrate his argument that one of the most notable characteristics of American figure-paintfcrs is the capacity of imitation and abeorption of foreign methods and foreign feeling: "originally, perhaps, a virtue, but, in result, disastrous to its American individualista."- Pub. by Cassell & Co., New York, N. Y. The list of contributors to The Popular Science Monthly for September contains a goodly number of strong names. The opening arücle, by Prof. John Fiske, is on the Doctrine of Evolution: lts Scope and jlnfluence. There is an essay by Herbert Spencer on The Limits of State Duties, which embodies a strong argument against attempts by governments to mould artificially the characters of citizens. Dr. Andrew D. White continúes his Warfare of Science series, describing the displacement of fetichism by hygiëne. - D. Appleton & Co., New York, N. Y. Scribner's Magazine for September contains the concluding article in the successful Steamship Series, entitled "The Steamship Lines of the World," by Lieutenant Ridgely Hunt, U. S. N., a son of the late Secretary of the Navy and Minister to Kussia. This number contains three articles on essentially American eubjects - on "Odd Homes," from the dug-out to the Adirondack cabin; on "China Hunting in New England," particularly along the Connecticut River valley, with an account of many rare American plates, which it was once the custom to make as souvenirs of important events; and(the third) on the "Present Ideáis of American University Life," by Professor Josiah Royce, of Harvard.-Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, N. Y. Harper'i Magazine for September will be remarkable for the number and excellence of its illustrated articles. Among these will be Edwin A. Abbey's illustrations of Shakespeare's "Much Ado about Nothing;" an article on the New York Chamber of Commerce, by Dr. Richard Wheatley, with portraits reproduced from Trumbull'e paintings, besides numerous other pictures; George du Maurier"8 "Peter Ibbeteon," with fourteen characteristic illustrations drawn by the author; Montgomery Schuyler's "Glimpses of Western Architecture," with views of some notable dwellinghouses and other buildings in Chicago; another chapter of Walter Besant's "London," with pictures of the remains of mediceral palaces and other remarkable structures; and F. Hopkinson Smith's "Under the Minareis," beautifully illustrated from his own


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