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Witkthe March number "The Arena" is permanently enlarged to 144 pages. Especially notoworthy are the important social and Economie papers, whese titles are : "The Cause of Financial Panics;" 'The Nationalization of Railroads;" "The Right of Eminent Domain" and "Jesusor Caesar. " Arena Pub. Ca, Boston, Mass. The Easter number of Harper's Bazar, published March 17th, contains three complete short stories: "A Distinction and a Difference, " by Marión Harland, "Easter Hats" by Kate Upson Clark, and "A Disdainful Youth," by Eva Wilder MeGlasson. The suggestions for Easter, furnished by various popular writers, will be unusually at■tractive. Harper & Bros. Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly for April is a ty pical number of this favorite periodical. The opening paper is a delightful account, by Charles Bradford Hudson, of tb at Mecca of students, the Latín quarter of Paris; illustrated with fourteen drawings by the author, inluding a page picture of the fantastic Mid-Lent Carnival in the Place du Pantheon. Other illustrated deecriptive .articles are "The Bermudas," by Dr. ,T. B. Mattison, and Logging in Northern Wiscousin," by W. H. Stead. Ia Iiis isper on "Peons of the South," publi hed by the American Academy of Folitical and Social Science, Mr. Geo. K. Holmes, of the Census bureau, shows that the Southern farmer is held in a fortu of bondage by the merchant. This bondage is one of debt, con'racted to furnish himself with clothing, sup plies, etc. ♦Holmes, Geo. K. "The Poens of the South." l'hiladelphia. American Acadeuy of Politieel and Social Science. Piiliïic.ttiou No. 100. Pp. 10, paper, 8vo. X5 c.-n ï. The Amrican Academy of Poiitlcul nnd Social Science has issued, as No. 101 of its series of publieations a translatioiï, Ity Professor Edw. 1'. ( heyney. of the Univeisity of Pennsylvania, of t typieal extent. The extent was a description and estímate of the area nnd val ie of hii E manor, including a listof ihe tenauts, with their holdings, rents and services. ♦Cheyney, Edw. P. "The Mediieval Manor; Trunsl.ition of a Typical Extent." Philadelphia: The American Academy of Po itical and Social Science. Publicaüon No. 101. l'p. 17, ptper, Svo. 35 cents. A review of the Life and Correspon-dence of Arthur Ponrhyn Stanley, D. r., late Dean of Westminster, by Uowland K. Prothers, under the title of ■Dean Stanley of Westminster, " apDüars in the issue of Littell's Living ge dated March 17, No. 2593. The uutfc ir of the review, a personal f riend of '.he late Dean, has a touching tribute to his momory and indulges in some pleasant reminiscences and amusing anec4 otes. Another paper in the same issue by i r Herbert Maxwell on "Boros," will ba appreoiated by all those- and is not their name legión? - who can count at ieast one of the genius among their ae■quaintances. It is published by Littell ■& Ca, Boston, at $8.00 a year. A specimen copy may be obtained for 15 cents. Mr. Appleton Morgan opens the March Popular Science Monthly with a í3evere arraigoment of prohibition under the title Abolish All Prohibí tive Liquor Laws. The same number contains some interestinir recollections of of his long intimacy with Tyndall, by Prof. Huxley. Amherst W. Barber ■contribuios a dish of.horrors perpetrat-ed under the European Law of Torture which was in force down to about a hundred years ago. Under the title Eustoms and Superstitions of the Mayas there is a curious assortment of the belefs of this people. Sir James Crichton Urowne, M. IX, writes on Biology and Ethica. There is an article on The Action of Massage upon the Muscles, by Dr. Douglas Graham, and the first of a series of papers on The Ice Age and its Work, by the distinguished scientist Alfred Russel Wallace. New York: D. Appleton&Company. Flfty lents a number, $5 a year.


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