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Josiah FIynt, wbfl has had extended experienee as an amateur tramp in this country, England.and Germany. writes a paper for the October Centui-y on ■■Hmv Men Become Trampa." He gives as the principal causes or sources of vagabondage: The love of liquor ; Wanderlust, or love of wandering ; the county jail, owning to the promiscuous herding of boys and homeless wanderors with crimináis ; the tough and rough element in villages and towns, and the comparatively innocent but misguided pupils of the reform school.- The Century Co-, New York City, N. Y. Fiction and travel are the strong points of the September Cosmopolitar, Conan Doyle, H. H. Boyesen, and Clark Russell are among the story-tellers. A well-known New Vork lawyer relates the story of "A Famous Crime"- the murder of Doctor Parkrnan by Professor Webster. An Article on Cuba is timely. Thomas Moran again contributesa series of the most exquisite landscapes of western scenery, twelve in number, illustrating an article by Col. John A. Cockerill, on "Modern Utah.'' And it may be said that no more beautifully illustrated number of Tha Cosmopolitan has ever been given to the public- The ('osmopolitan, X. Y. City, N. Y. Since the Pratt Institute was founded in Brooklyn, the Drexel Instituto has been founded in Philadelphia, and the Armour Institute in Chicago, uponsubstantially the same Unes. But at the time of its establishment the Pratt Instituto was a pioneer : and the latter institutions have not distanced it in popuj larity or in excellence. In the September number of the ?íew England zine there appears the best popular account of the Pratt Institute which has ever found its way to the magazines. It is hy Mr. J. Frederick Hopkins, one of the Institute instructors, and is fully illustrated. It will have wide reading in our educational circles. - Warren F. Kellogg, 5 Park Square, Boston, Mass. Outing for September is a superbly illustrated number and full of breezy seasonable sketches of forest, flood and field. The contents are as follows:- "The Seigneurs Shooting Party," by Gertrude Cundill; "Fox Hunting by Moonlight," by Mary G. Humphreys; "The One Thing Laeking," by Claude S. Coles: 'On and in the Ottawa," by William Thomson: '-Paw Ducket's Ooon-Hunt," by Ed. W. Sandys; "Cycling on the Pllisades of Hudson," by Ernestlngersoll; "A Mountain Vigil," by Arthur P. Stone; "Rocky Mountain Echoes," by Kobt. S. Hill: "International Athletes of 1895": "i'rue Canoeing," by R. B. Burchard: "Lenz's World Tour Awheel:" "Polo in the West," by J. B. MacMahan:,"Family Camping," by Ki; - ilv H. Palmer: "The Cup Charapions and Qrews," by R. B. Burehard : "A Small-Class International Ka,-": and the usual editorials, 'poems, records, etc- Outing Pub. Co., 239 5th Ave. K. Y. City, N. Y. The September Arena opens up with a vivid description of the wordy battle now being waged in the legislatures over tne agitation for raising the age of consent. The facts are marshalled in order by Helen H. Gardener, the weh-known and popular novelist, and deal this month with the argumente, pro and eon on the recent leeislation in Nebraska, Colorada and Missouri, where the age has been materially raised. Prof. Joseph Rodes Buchanan, contributes a striking and valuable article on "The Marvels of Eleotricity." In his paper called "After Sixty Years," Mr. B. O. Flower, editor of the Arena, touches upon the disillusions of the career of the reformer, and tells of the career of one who in a lifetiroe of sixty years' service has not lost faith in humanity. Henry Wood writes on "Omnipresent Divinity." Prof. Frank Parsons, Law Lecturer at the Boston University, contributes his second study of the "Economy of Municipal Electric Lighting.'' A symposium of clergymen and other writers deals with Prof. George D. Herron and his vvork. Dr. Herrón has ereated a great stir by his teaching ia the west, and he haa been bitterly assailed for some of his viewsjof social Christianity. The Hon. John Davis writes on the career of Napoleon Bonaparte from the psychological 'point of view, and condemns him as simply a criminal genius, utterly worthless to humanity. The Books of the Day, World of Books and Practical Progrese Xotes complete an excellent and well-balanced budget of good reading. - Arena Pub. Co., Boston, Mus.


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