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Liacoln's apprehensive distrust of marriagé is revealed in some extrémela interesting letters fnom tlie preat I 'resident in the October Ladios' Home Journal, in which John Giluaer Speel diseusses "Lincoln's Hesitanoy to Marry." Edward S. Martin presenta a reveivv of the various theroies advaneed by scientists in the ett'ort to definitely lócate the Garden of Eden site, and shows how far from solutioa is the problem. Edward W. Bok editorially diseusses "Where American Life Keally Exists," and outlines those communities where its best and purest phases are found. Robert J. Burdette contributes "The Strike in the Choir, " a humorous article in his brihtest vein. "Early Autumn C'ostumes" are decribed by Isabel A. Mallon, and "Novelties in Dress Designs,, by Euima M. Hooper, Miss Underwood illustratingboth. In the same issue are suggestions for evening parties and church festivals, helpful, practicable papers, a guide to scrap-book making, etc. The best works of such artists as W. L. Taylor, B. West, Clinedinst, Frank O.-Sinall Alice BarberStephens, Aboy E. Underwood and F. Sehuyler Mathews are shown in the current issue. - The Curtís Publishing Compauy, Nos. 421-427 Arch Street, Philadelphia. The October Atlantic Monthly is rieh in good fiction. Mrs. Ward's powerful seria), A Singular Life, is concluded. Further chapters of Charles Egbert Craddock's Mystery of Witch-Face Mountain appear. Bradford Torrey's paper on Lookout Mountain is of ]ieouliar interest in veiw of tne memorable gathering there this sumraer. The book reveiws, whieh constitute so important a part of overy issue of the zlantic, treat of a group of six stories much read and disoussed at present.- The Atlantic Monthly Boston Mass.. The frontispiece of the Octooer numjer of the New England Magazine is a fine portraitof Francis Parkman which has never before been published. The opening article in the number is on 'Boston Light and the Brewsters,"' by t. ('. L' Candage, a most intorestipg listory and description of the famous ight and group of islands at the enranee of Boston harbor. Another Boson article of importance to everybody n this day of rapid transit problemsis hat by Mr. Frank Foxcroft on "The ÏJoston Subway and Others." "New ingland in New York" is the subject of a valuable study by E. P. Powell, letailing the incidents of an early chapter in the emigration of New England to theWest which has been largely forgotten. Mr. Raymond L Bridgman contributes an able article ''The Foolish Fear of Paternalism, " shovving to how large an extent socialistic princi pies are already embodied in our legislation, and how benefient the process is proving. Mrs. Kate Gannett Wells telk the story of ''Deborah Sampson, a Heroineof the American Revolution, "a venturesome young women who put her" self into trousers and entered the army where she passed through experinces well worth reading about. There are short stories by Dora Read Goodale and Miss Edith Elmer Wood, and there are several graceful poems. The Editor's Table is devoted to Senator Hoar's recent letter upon the A. P. A. movement and to the centennial of the of the Western Reserve. - Warren F. Kellogg, 5 Park Square, Boston, Mass.


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