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Council: C. Leo Mees, of Athens. Secretaries of the Sections: A. Mathematics and Astronomy, C. L. Doolittle, of Bethlehem; B. Physics, A. L. Kimball, of Baltimore; C. Chemistry, William L. Dudley, of Nashville; D. Mechanical Science, Arthur Beardsley, of Swarthmore; E. Geology and Geography, George H. Williams, of Baltimore; F. Biology, N. L. Britton, of New York; II. Anthropology, Frank Baker, of Washington ; I. Economic Science and Statistics, Charles S. Hill, of Washington. Treasurer: William Lilly, of Mauch Chunk. Auditors: Henry Wheatland, of Salem ; Thomas Meehan, of Germantown. The Committee recommend that the next meeting be held in Clevelard, Ohio, on the Fourth Wednesday of August, 1888.
THE CATAWBA LANGUAGE.-Mr. A. F. Chamberlain, B.A., Fellow in Modern Languages in University College, Toronto, has issued a Catawba-Siouan vocabulary. This language, which it appears is a branch of the Siouan family, and has also an affinity in certain points to the ChoctawMuskogee, was spoken by the warlike tribe of the Catawbas, who lived in South Carolina, inhabiting the district south of the Woccons, and the Tuscaroras.
RACE AND LANGUAGE.-In an article which appeared in the Popular Science Monthly for January, 1888, and of which we have a separate impression before us, Mr. Horatio Hale shows what an important part language plays in deciding cases of ethnological classification. He instances the Island of Madagascar as a striking and crucial test of the decisive yalue of language as an important factor in deciding ethnological origin. Without this test, which proves them to be of Malay origin, they might from their geographical position have been Africans. Arabians, or Dravidians; and so far from having come from a short distance, they must have voyaged three thousand miles to their present home. Mr. Halē read a paper in the Anthropological section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, under the title of “The True Basis of Ethnology,” which called forth an interesting discussion, and is the basis of this brochure, with additional facts and arguments, answering some of the questions raised at the meeting of the American Association.
WILSON'S QUARTER CENTURY IN PHOTOGRAPHY.From the title of this book a casual reader would suppose that it was the experiences of a photographer for a quarter of & century; but they would be greatly mistaken, as its second title, “A Collection of Hints on Practical Photography, which forms a Complete Text-Book of the Art," explains what it really is. Mr. Edward L. Wilson, the author and compiler, is well known as a thoroughly practical writer on photography, and his “Quarter of a Century" is a valuable addition to the many other books on the subject he has written and edited. It will be an authoritative encyclopædia for many years to come; we have searched for omissions, but find it a very perfect treatise on the art. The agents for Great Britain are Messrs. Percy Lund & Co., of Bradford, Yorkshire, who are well known in the photographic world.
KING'S COLLEGE UNIVERSITY, NOVA SCOTIA.Probably the oldest Colonial Chartered University is that of King's College, Windsor, Nova Scotia, founded A.D. 1788, of which we have received the Calendar for the academical year 1887-88. Not being a richly-endowed University, gifts of books for the library are duly appreciated.
THE NATIVE WOODS OF AMERICA.-The Hon. Norman J. Colman, U.S. Commissioner of Agriculture, has issued Miscellaneous Special Reports, No. 10 of the Department of Agriculture, by C. D. Dodge, giving an account of American native woods and their uses in manufactures as shown by the exhibit of the United States Department of Agriculture at the “ World's Industrial and Cotton Exposition " at New Orleans, La. The Report treats of woods in architecture, in transportation, in implements of industry, in articles relating to trade, in articles for man's physical comfort, in articles for education, culture, or recreation, and in miscellaneous articles.
BI-METALLISM IN EUROPE.-Number 87 of the "Reports of the Consuls of the United States " contains Mr. Edward Atkinson's report, and Doctor Soetbeer's " Materialen " as supplemental to the references made to the precious metals from time to time in the Consular Reports. Dr. Soetbeer's * Materialen " has been translated by Prof. F. W. Taussig of Harvard University, a distinguished scholar and political economist.
THE SERPENT MOUND OF ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO.In the Twenty-first Report of the Trustees of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, the Curator, Mr. F. W. Putnam. gives an account of his operations in preserving for the benefit of future generations this remarkable work of the
early inhabitants of North America. A few ladies in Boston, Mass., raised the funds which enabled Mr. Putnam to purchase and enclose what will in future be known as the “Serpent Mound and Park." Mr. Putuam says,
* About sixty acres of land have been secured on the eastern side of Brush Creek, including the high ridge upon which the long earthwork in the shape of a serpent, with the oval work in front of the serpent's mouth, situated, the conical mound southeast of the serpent, and the land about, upon which are indications of a village-site and a burial-place. In the south-eastern corner of this lot of land there is a beautiful grove of maples shading two springs, one of which is a 'sulphur" spring, and here a spring-house of stone has been built, and picnic ground laid out. A road has been made, leading from the Locust Grove pike* to this picnic ground, and shaded paths will lead from the grove to the conical mound and to the serpent. Over five thousand dollars were raised by the ladies, of which about four thousand were expended for the land and incidental expenses. In order to carry out the proper arrangements in the park and make it what it should be, and properly protect it by fences, fifteen hundred to two thousand dollars more are required. As this is, in every sense, a National Park, in which every American should take an interest, it is to be hoped that the efforts of the ladies of Boston will be seconded by friends in other places, and this small sum soon be secured. The example thus set must bear gocd fruit, and we can now feel sure that a greater interest than ever before will be taken in the preservation of the ancient monuments of America."
SHAKESPEARE IN FACT AND IN CRITICISM.-Under this title Mr. Appleton Morgan, A.M., LL.B., President of the New York Shakespeare Society, etc., has publisbed a volume which depicts Shakespeare as a tangibility, against the theories of his many modern critics, whose writings tend to relegate bim to the company of “ William Tell" and " Robin Hood,” or to barely leave his name to him, and deprive him of all claim to the works with which it has been so many years connected.
THE MINING INDUSTRIES OF NEW ZEALAND, 1887.The Report of the Hon. W.J. M. Larnach, the Minister of Mines for New Zealand, shows an exceptional amount of prosperity in that industry. The comparative earnings per head in agricultural pursuits in the Colony amount to £51 12s. 2d., whilst in the mining it amounts to £106 13s. 5d. Of the Australian Colonies, New Zealand stands third on the list in the production of the precious metals ; Queensland coming first with £3 10s. 6d. per head of population; Victoria next with £2 193. 3d ; and New Zealand £1 13s. 7d. Up to March 31, 1887, New Zealand had exported 4614 tons of gold, representing a value of £13,488,735. There is no means of getting at the quantity and value of the gold used in the Colony for manufacturing purposes. The statistics in this Report show that the mining industry is by no means a languishing one, and that it has opened up various parts of the country, notably of the west coast of the Middle Island, which would not have been settled had it not been for their mineral deposits.
A PSYCHOLOGICAL ROMANCE.-Lotus, a Psychological Romance, by the Author of " A New Marguerite” (London: George Redway) is one of those novels that it is difficult to tell why they are written, or what purpose they serve. The moral of it is that “God forms souls in halves; when two are fitted they are one-one soul, one particle of Essence, to be absorbed hereafter into the one Great Flood; one perfect Soul is the step to the perfect Life leading to the endless Road." We suppose the book is written to show that the majority of marriages on our earth do not fulfil these conditions. Who doubts it? Ifany one does, let them wade through this prosy history of a fashionable or worldly courtship. Let them follow the hero through his psychological adventures, through his hideous experiences, written apparently in imitation of Edgar Allan Poe's style, but without his genius. They will find that after losing his first love and proper half, he forms another worldly attachment, dies on his wedding-day (evidently of heart disease), and joins his real partner to journey on the "endless road," etc. The work is written apparently in the interests of that modern invention called Esoteric Buddhism."
THE ADHESIVE POSTAGE STAMP.-Sir Rowland Hill has got a statue for his advocacy of cheap postage, although he had not the remotest idea of how it could be successfully carried out; but the intelligent Dundee bookseller, James Chalmers, who by inventing the adhesive postage stamp
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rendered cheap postage possible, has had no such recognition. the scholars at Christ's Hospital had small beer for breakfast, Surely his townsmen of Dundee could form a committee and it usually had a leathery flavour from the bottles it was and raise sufficient funds to erect a statue to him there. In kept in.-Whilst on the subject of beer, we may mention a London a site might be found on the Victoria Embankment, book by a Mr. Death published not long since, entitled The somewhere near the spot where the statue of Robert Burns Beer of the Bible,” which is interesting both historically stands, which Mr. J. G. Crawford so generously presented and professionally; it treats of beer from the time of the to London. A penny subscription would be a very suitable Egyptians, and being by a practical brewer, it contains much one to raise the money for a statue to a man who ranks matter of interest to brewers which its title would not lead second to none as a benefactor to his species, and there is any one to suspect. no reason why it should not be international.
BOOKS RECEIVED.-Harper's Monthly Magazine, January. IN PRAISE OF ALE.-Mr. W. T. Marchant has compiled -Harper's Young People, January. – Proceedings of the a very interesting and curious volume in praise of the national Canadian Institute, Third Series, Vol. 5, Fasc I.- Annual beverage of England, consisting of songs, ballads, epigrams, Report of the Secretary for Mines and Water Supply, and anecdotes relating to beer, malt, and hops ; with some Victoria, 1886, to the Hon. Duncan Gillies, M.P., Minister of curious particulars about ale-wives, brewers, drinking-clubs, Mines. — The China Review, Vol. 16, Nos. 1 and 2.--The and customs. There is no lack of literature relating to the Herald (devoted to Spelling Reform), Toronto, Canada, subject, if we may judge by the volume before us, which con- October. - Babylonian and Oriental Record, Vol. 2, Nos. I sists of over 600 pages, and is published by Mr. George and 2.-Bulletin of the Boston Public Library, Vol. 7, No. Redway, York Street, Covent Garden. The poet Milton said 4. Harvard University Bulletin, October. 1887. - Johns that barley belonged to the Goddess Ceres rather than to the Hopkins University Circulars. November, 1887.-Journal of drunken god Bacchus, and Phillips, a classical scholar, wrote the China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, January. 1888. in the same strain in his “ Cerelia." It has been said, “ A quart -- Revista Biblioteche, ed. Dr. Guido Biagi, January and of ale is a dish for a king," and it is on record that Queen | February, 1888.–Babylonian and Oriental Record, March, Elizabeth and the ladies of her court allowed themselves a 1888.-Commerce and Navigation of the United States, quart of ale each for breakfast, and there are, no doubt, 1887.-Journal of the Baconian Society, April, 1888. --The physicians who would say that it would do any one less harm West American Scientist. San Diego, Cal., August, 1887. — than a quart of tea. Before tea and coffee were introduced The Bookworm, April, 1888.- Bibliographical Contributions into England from abroad, ale was the general breakfast of the Library of Harvard University, Numbers 27, 28, beverage; Charles Lamb relates that even as late as his time and 29.
EDWARDS.- We deeply regret to have to chronicle the death of Mr. Thomas Howells Edwards, late a member of the firm of Trübner and Company, wbich took place on the 13th of February. Mr. Edwards, whose family were of Welsh descent, was the eldest son of an outfitter in Newgate Street, London, and his mother was the daughter of a farmer in Shropshire. He was born in Newgate Street on the 4th of September, 1833, and was consequently in his fifty-fifth year. He first entered the book trade as an apprentice in the publishing house of Messrs. Partridge and Oakey, of Paternoster Row, and after becoming their bookkeeper, he remained with them until their business was wound up, in which he assisted the accountants who were appointed for that purpose. He afterwards entered the establishment of Mr. David Nutt, the well-known foreign bookseller of of 270, Strand, in 1855, as book-keeper, and remained with that gentleman till his death in 1863, after which he managed the business for three years under the executors. He was then engaged by Mr. Edward Stanford, the geographical publisher, of Charing Cross, and he remained with him as chief of his counting house for two years and a half, when he left him to accept the position of book-keeper and confidential clerk to the
late Mr. Nicholas Trübner. About this time Mr. Trübner contemplated leaving Paternoster Row and building new premises at 57 and 59, Ludgate Hill, the present location of the firm; and during the building operations Mr. Edwards was able to render great assistance to his chief in constantly superintending the works and seeing that his wishes were carried out. Later on Mr. Trübner took him into partnership, and for some time after that gentleman's death in 1884 he carried on the business in conjunction with Mr. Trübner's other partner and executor, Mr. F. Duffing, who is still the acting partner. More than eighteen months ago Mr. Edwards' health began to fail, and about nine months since he retired to Godalming. Surrey, in the hope that the healthy pine lands of that county might restore it; this hope at first seemed likely to be realized, but in January last he had a relapse, and in February be died. Mr. Edwards was twice married, but had no family by his first wife; he leaves a widow and
son and daughter, both young children. He will be sincerely regretted by the members of the book trade, most of whom knew him personally, and it is unnecessary to say that to his family and private friends his loss leaves a void which cannot be filled.
ALCOTT.-Mr. Amos Bronson Alcott, the well-known educational writer and philosopher, died on Sunday, March the 4th, 1888. He was born at Wolcott, Ct., Nov. 29, 1799. He first started when a boy as a pedlar, in Virginia, and on returning to Connecticut, he taught in an infant school. In 1828 he went to settle in Boston, where he acquired a reputation as a teacher of young children at the Masonic Temple. A history of his educational labours in Boston will be found in “ Records of a School," by E. P. Peabody. Boston, 1834. Mr. Alcott afterwards removed to Concord, Mass., where he resided some years. In 1842 he joined his friends Messrs. H. G. Wright and Charles Lane, who had returned with him from England where he had been on a visit, in a communistic experiment on a farm called “ Fruitlands," which Mr. Lane purchased at Harvard, Mass., but the scheme did not answer, and Messrs. Wright and Lane returned to England. After the collapse of the Harvard community, Mr. Alcott removed to Boston, in which city and in the villages round it he was always ready to expound his views on education, diet, and other social questions.
ALCOTT.-Miss Louise Alcott, authoress of “Little Women,” “Good Wives," Little Men," and other wellknown excellent books for young people, died on Tuesday, March the 6th, through cold and prostration brought on by the death of her father, Mr. Amos Bronson Alcott.
BADGER.-The death is announced of Dr. Percy Badger author of the English-Arabic Lexicon, 1881.
Dr. Badger was well acquainted with the Syrian Arabic of the present day, having laboured for many years as a missionary in the East, in connection with which he wrote a valuable book on the history of “The Nestorians and their Literature."
BARNES.-Mr. Alfred Smith Barnes, the honoured founder and senior member of the firm of A. S. Barnes and Co., publishers, established in 1838, died at his residence in Brooklyn, on February 17th, in his 7 2nd year,
FLEISCHER.- Professor Doctor Heinrich L. Fleischer, who died on the 16th of February last, was born in Schandau in Saxony on the 21st of February, 1801. He commenced his University studies as a theologian at Leipzig in 1819, but soon devoted himself to Oriental languages, which he afterwards studied under De Sacy and Caussin de Perceval in Paris. On his return home to Dresden, he was appointed to the staff of the Kreuzschule, and whilst here he was invited in 1835 to take a Professorship of Persian in St. Petersburg; but Professor Rosenmüller dying at this juncture, his own University at Leipzig was able to offer him the Professorship of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, which he retained up to the year 1887, when he retired from University work. He either edited or assisted in editing the following :-" Abulfeda's Historia Ante-Islamitica,” Arabic and Latin, 1831 ; “Ali's
One Hundred Proverbs." Arabic and Persian, 1837 ; " Baidhawi's Sāyana of the Koran." 1841-48; “Samakhshari's Golden Necklaces," German translation ;“ Mirza Mohammed Ibrahim's PersianGrammar," German translation;" Habicht's Arabian Nights." Arabic text, left untinished by the editor. He also contributed matter to Levy's Talmudic Dictionary and Mahlau and Volck's Gesenius's Hebrew Lexicon.
GRAY.–We much regret to have to record the death of Professor Doctor Asa Gray, who had a world-wide reputation as a botanist. It occurred from paralysis on the 30th of January last at Cambridge, Mass., shortly after his return from Washington, D.C., where he had been to assist in the election of a Secretary to the Smithsonian Institution, of which he was a Regent. Dr. Gray was born at Paris, in the State of New York, on Nov. 18, 1810. and graduated as M.D. at Fairfield Medical College. in 1831. In 1842 he became Fisher Professor of Natural History in Harvard University, and commenced his long career of successful teaching. In his private life Dr. Gray was beloved for his genial and kindly disposition and true simplicity of character: he will be sincerely regretted by many friends on both sides of the Atlantic. He was a very prolific writer, and frequently contributed articles to the scientific periodicals of the day, especially to the “ American Journal of Science," of which he was one of the editors. Amongst bis more important works we may mention the following: “A Flora of North America' (never completed) in which he was assisted by the late Dr. John Torrey; "The Botany of the United States Exploring Expedition under Captain Wilkes," " The Botany of California,” in Whitney's Geological Survey of that State, and he some time since published a “Synoptical Flora of North America -Gamopetalæ," intended as a continuation of "The Flora of North America." He also compiled a Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States, arranged according to the Natural System." In 1876 he published a volume entitled “ Darwiniana, and Essays and Reviews pertaining to Darwinism." in which he showed how well plant life illustrated the Darwinian theory of evolution, with the author of which he was in correspondence, many of his letters being in the Life of Mr. Darwin by his son, Mr. Francis Darwin. During his busy life Dr. Gray managed to find time to provide excellent elementary books for botanical students, as is shown by his " Lessons in Botany," " How Plants Grow.” How Plants Behave," “ Field, Forest, and Garden Botany," "Introduction to Structural and Systematic Botany and Vegetable Physiology," this latter being a fifth edition of the “ Botanical Text Book." "Natural Science and Religion was the title of a volume published in 1880, showing that religion and modern discoveries are not irreconcilable. In the summer and automn of 1887 Dr. Gray paid what he told us would be, and what proved to be, his last visit to Europe, and returned home at the end of September to recommence his work at Harvard.
HEARN.–The news has arrived from Australia of the death of the Hon. W. E. Hearn, M.L.C., LL.D. Dr. William Edward Hearn is best known in England by his books “ The Aryan Household," " A Constitutional History of England," • Plutology or the Science of Wealth,” and “ Legal Duties and Rights.' He was born in 1826 at Belturbet. in the county of Cavan, Ireland, bis father having been Vicar of Killague in that county. He received his early education at the Royal School of Enniskillen, and afterwards graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, and studied law under Judge Longfield, Professor of Feudal and English Law. After holding a Professorship of Greek for some years in Queen's College, Dublin, he was appointed in 1854 Professor of " History," "Logic," and Political Economy" in the University of Melbourne, which he held till 1873, when he became Dean of the Faculty of Law, and having resigned his Professorship, he was eligible for the Legislature, and became a member of the Upper House, or Legislative Council of Victoria. Dr. Hearn showed his legal ability by codifying the English and Colonial Statutes, a work of great labour and erudition, on which he had been engaged for a number of years. As a jurist Dr. Hearn was second to very few, but at the same time he was not only clever at law, but such was the versatility of his genius, that it is said he was capable of filling any chair in the University, and in fact did fill the Professorship of Classics till a successor could be found to Prof. Irving, when he resigned his appointment at Melbourne.
JUDD.-The Hon. W. David Judd, the president of the 0. Judd Company, and Manager of the American Agricul
turist, died of pneumonia in New York City on February the 6th. Mr. Judd was born at Lewiston, Niagara County, N.Y., on Sept. 1st, 1838. His father was one of those who went to Kansas to oppose the extension of slavery ; but he did not long survive his migration, and the family returned to Stockport, N.Y., where he had been living, bringing his body back with them. Mr. Judd was educated in private schools in New York, Massachusetts and Ohio, and after he graduated in Williams' College, Mass. (1860), he entered upon a career of journalism. When the civil war broke out, he entered the 22nd Regiment of New York volunteers, and acted as representative correspondent of the New York Times and other journals on the field. He was taken prisoner three times during the war, and each time succeeded in escaping, He was commissioned by Governor Seymour as a Captain in the First New York Cavalry, in recognition of his services. At the close of the war, after being a member of the editorial staff of the Commercial Advertiser for about seven years, he became editor and part proprietor of Hearth and Home, which was then published by the 0. Judd Company. Mr. Judd represented Richmond County (Staten Island) in the Legislature of his State for some time, and introduced several useful bills, one of which, called the Judd Jury Bill, provides that any one can act as juror after forming an opinion of the guilt or innocence of a prisoner if he has no present bias against him.
MAINE.-We regret to record the death of Sir Henry James Sumner Maine, the eminent jurist, which took place at Cannes on Friday evening, February the 3rd, from apoplexy. He left England a short time ago for a period of relaxation on the Riviera in the company of his friend Lord Acton, hoping to recruit his health, but death suddenly overtook him in his 66th year when in possession of all his faculties. He was born in 1822, and was the son of Dr. James Maine, M.D., of the midland counties. He commenced his studies at Christ's Hospital, and completed them at Pembroke College, Cambridge. His University career was particularly brilliant; he won prize af er prize, and in 1847, at the age of 25, he was appointed Regius Professor of Civil Law at Trinity College. In 1850 he was called to the Bar, and was a member both of the Middle Temple and Lincoln's Inn. In 1854 he relinquished his post at Cambridge to become Reader in Jurisprudence at the Middle Temple, and in 1873 he was elected a Bencher of the same Inn. From 1847 to 1861 he was engaged in teaching and expounding Civil Law, and during this time, in 1856, he published his " Essay on Roman Law and Legal Education," which appeared in the " • Cambridge Essays." This work and various contributions on jurisprudence to periodicals in the form of reviews, etc., constituted his literary labours until 1861, when his celebrated work on " Ancient Law” appeared, a work sufficient to make the reputation of any jurist. In 1862 Mr. Maine was appointed Legal Member of the Council of the Governor General of India, an office previously filled by Macaulay and many distinguished men. His services were specially directed in carrying out the reforms in the land-tenures of India which came into being during the Viceroyalty of Lord Lawrence, and when his term of service in India was ended, he was appointed in 1871 K.C.S.I, and a member of the Council of the Secretary of State for India, in which latter capacity he has served his country through many difficult and critical epochs. For some time after his return to England from 1871 to 1878 he held the Corpus Professorship of Jurisprudence in Oxford University, which was really created for him, and whilst occupying that Chair, he delivered several series of lectures, and amongst them “ Village Communities." · Early History of Institutions," and Dissertations on Early Law and Custom.” In 1875 Sir Henry Maine delivered the Rede Lecture at Cambridge, making his subject “The Effects of Observation of India on Modern European Thought,” and in 1878 he delivered a public lecture on "Modern Theories of Succession to Property after Death, and the Corrections of them suggested by Recent Researches." He projected and to some extent prepared a work on “ International Law” as a companion to his work on * Ancient Law" before he went to India, but the manuscript could not be found on his return to England, and he had to prepare an entirely new work on the subject. Sir Henry Maine in 1849 married his cousin, a daughter of Mr. Geo. Maine, of Kelso, by whom he had three children, a daughter and two sons ; his daughter died young, but his widow and two sons survive him.
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