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The present volume covers the period from 476 A. D. to 1600 a. D., though much material relating to the sixteenth century is reserved for the concluding volume of the work.


Uniform Questions in Drawing. The Questions and Answers in Drawing Given at the Uniform Examinations of the State of New York, since June, 1892. Standard Teachers' Library. 178 pp. Paper. 50 cents. Syracuse, N. Y.: C. W. Bardeen.

Oswego Methods in Geography. By Amos W. Farnham. The Oswego Normal Method of Teaching Geography. Prepared for the practice department of the Oswego State Normal and Training School of Oswego, N. Y. 127 pp. Cloth. Indexed. 50 cents. Syracuse, N. Y.: C. W. Bardeen.

A Manual of Common School Law. By C. W. Bardeen, editor of the School Bulletin. Standard Teachers' Library. 290 pp. Indexed. Cloth. $1.00. Syracuse, N. Y.: Č. W. Bardeen.

This work, as stated in the preface, is the only text-book on the subject in general use. It has gone through many editions since its first appearance in 1875, but has now been entirely rewritten and brought up to date, so that it claims to be "a safe guide throughout the country both in school and in court.'


Travel, Adventure, and Description:—

Venezuela: a Land Where It's Always Summer. By William Eleroy Curtis, author of The Capitals of Spanish America, etc. With a map and appendix. 315 pp." Indexed. 12mo. $1.25. New York: Harper & Bros.

The appearance of this work is timely. Mr. Curtis tells us in different chapters all about agriculture and society in Caracas, the characteristics of the people, religion, and newspapers, and many other matters which are of more or less importance. The work is written with care, the style is good, and the arrangement of topics is excellent.

Cuba and the Cubans. By Raimundo Cabrera, author of Los Estados Unidos, etc. Translated from the eighth Spanish edition of Cuba Y Sus Jueces by Laura Guiteras. Revised and edited by Louis Edward Levy and completed with a supplementary appendix by the editor. Illustrated with twenty-four engravings and a map. 442 pp. Indexed. 12mo. $1.50. Philadelphia: The Levytype Co.

This translation renders accessible to English readers the most authentic, comprehensive, and thorough statement of the Cuban question that has emanated from the press. It has the advantage of presenting the subject in a spirit free from the rancors of the present armed conflict between the Cuban colonists and the mother country, the original

work having been published in Cuba and throughout Spain in 1887 some years before the present struggle began.

Through Jungle and Desert. Travels in Eastern Africa. By William Astor Chanler, A. M., F. R. G. S. With illustrations from photographs taken by the author, and maps. 535 pp. Indexed. 8vo. $5.00. New York: Macmillan & Co.

This work is based upon the author's experiences in the exploring expedition which he undertook to East Africa a few years ago (Vol. 2, pp. 171, 268; Vol. 4, pp. 227, 450). The book will delight all lov ers of sport and adventure. The illustrations, from authentic photographs, are exceptionally valuable.

On Snow-Shoes to the Barren Grounds. Twenty-eight Hundred Miles after Musk-oxen and Wood-bison. By Caspar Whitney, author of A Sporting Pilgrimage. Illustrated. 324 pp. 8vo. $3.50. New York: Harper & Bros.

This is a simple and straightforward narrative of a journey which lasted six months into a land that had never previously been explored by any man in the winter months. The character and manners of the Indians of the far north are described and discussed as they probably never have been before.


Rome. By Émile Zola, author of Lourdes, etc. Sole authorized version in the English language. Translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly. In two volumes. 434, 473 pp. 12mo. $2.00. New York: Macmillan & Co.

This work presents a strongly drawn picture of the papal court, from an unfriendly point of view, intermingled with an immense mass of details regarding points of interest in the Eternal City.

Maggie. A Girl of the Streets. By Stephen Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage. 158 pp. 12mo. 75 cents. New York: D. Appleton & Co.

A strong and realistic story. It is the brief and sad life history of a daughter of the people, who, being ruined in early life, seeks relief from her sorrows in an untimely grave. Excellently drawn is the character of Maggie. This luckless waif has some good qualities, and, if she had been born under different conditions, a happy life might have been hers. But she comes of bad stock. and the laws of heredity were bound to manifest themselves. The author is evidently a careful student of human nature, and in this little book he shows a consummate knowledge of tenement-house life. An ordinary sensational writer would have given us a lurid and blood-curdling story; Mr. Crane, on the contrary, has given us a vivid and true picture of life."

Weir of Hermiston. By Robert Louis Stevenson. 266 pp. 12mo. $1.50. New York: Chas. Scribner's Sons.

This is the romance which the late Mr. Stevenson left unfinished at the time of his death. The story is steeped in the local atmosphere of Scotland. It breaks off abruptly just when the development of its

plot has reached a point of intense interest. It is a fragment of a great work of art, showing, even in its incompleteness, the great author at his best. Mr. Sidney Colvin tells us what he has gathered of Stevenson's intentions with regard to the further development of the plot and the conclusion of the story.

The Fateful Hand; or, Saved by Lightning. By Dr. N. T. Oliver, author of An Unconscious Crime, etc. Pastime series. Illustrated. Paper. 214 pp. 25 cents. Chicago: Laird & Lee.

Contains an immense mass of details descriptive of the havoc wrought by the great cyclone of May 27 at St Louis, intermingled with a tale of thrilling adventure and romance. It also contains the earliest attempt in fiction to apply the discovery of X rays to the development of the plot.

281 pp.

By F. Marion Crawford, auWith numerous illustrations. 12mo. $1.50. New York: Macmillan & Co. This novel presents to us a quiet analysis of the emotions which agitate two young people strangely related, but casually brought together. The scene is laid on the south Italian coast; but the characters are all English. The young couple fall in love with each other; but the girl refuses to admit it to herself, because of a conversation between the young man, Brook Johnstone, and a married woman of a yachting party, to which she has been an involuntary listener.

Adam Johnstone's Son. thor of Saracinesca, etc.

Briseis. A Novel. By William Black, author of A Princess of Thule, etc. Illustrated by W. T. Smedley. 406 pp. 12mo. $1.75. New York: Harper & Bros.

A work of sustained interest throughout, with delightful pas sages of description and strong portraiture of character. The novel "opens in the beautiful Deeside country, and it carries us eventually far from the Scottish mountains and moors to the plains and hills of Greece. The Greek character, as well as Greek scenery, are curiously intermingled with the character and scenery of Scotland."

A Strange, Sad Comedy. By Molly Elliot Seawell, author of The Sprightly Romance of Marsac, etc. With a frontispiece. 281 pp. 12mo. $1.25. New York: Century Co.

"Begins in Virginia immediately after the war in 1864. In 1874 the story reopens in Newport. An old Virginia gentleman and his delightful grand-daughter are the unsophisticated students of American artificial society life as lived at Newport. The scene again shifts south and the "strange, sad comedy" is played between a most eccentric hypochondriac and a French adventuress. Especially brings out the freedom and perfect modesty of well-bred Southern girls as compared with the acquired manners of recently enriched New Yorkers."

A King and a Few Dukes. A Romance. By Robert W. Chambers, author of The King in Yellow, etc. 363 pp. 12mo. $1.25. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons.

A charming love story. The book abounds in delightful descriptive passages.

Juvenile Books:

Boys of the Central. A High School Story. By I. T. Thurston, author of Rush Prentice. Illustrated. 272 pp. 12mo. $1.25. Boston: A. I. Bradley & Co.

While an algebra lesson was in progress in the Central High School Mr. Horton, the teacher of the section, discovering that the boys were using unfair devices to perfect themselves in their lessons, imposes certain restrictions which causes a revolt, headed by Crawford, a boy of seemingly malicious traits. In order to suppress Crawford and his followers, the L. A. O. (Law and Order Society) is formed; then the Antis (against order) is organized. The issues of these opposing factions are given with other incidents of school life. Miscellaneous:

Bicycling for Ladies. With Hints as to the Art of Wheeling Advice to Beginners-Dress-Care of the Bicycle-Mechanics-Training-Exercise, etc. By Maria E. Ward. Illustrated. The Common Sense of Bicycling. 200 pp. 12mo. $1.50. New York: Brentano's.

The only exhaustive book published on this subject. The directions cover everything relating to the mastery of the wheel, and are clear and practical. The author shows the dangers of over-exercise, and how they may be avoided by the application of simple physiological laws.

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ABBOTT, AUSTIN, dean of the Law School, University of the City of New York; born in Boston, Mass., Dec. 18, 1831; died Apr. 19. His father, Jacob Abbott, professor of mathematics and physics in Amherst College, was a voluminous writer; and his brothers Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott, editor of The Outlook, Rev. Dr. Edward Abbott, editor of The Literary World, and the late Benjamin Vaughan Abbott, a distinguished legal writer, have become prominent. Austin was graduated at the University of the City of New York; was admitted to the bar in 1852; and for a time practiced in partnership with his brothers Benjamin and Lyman. For many years he published Abbott's New York Digest and Abbott's Forms. He also published, in 1880, Trial Evidence; in 1883, Brief for the Trial of Civil Issues Before a Jury; in 1889, Brief for the Trial of Criminal Cases; and in 1891, Brief on Questions Arising on the Pleadings in Civil Cases. He was also the author of a series of standard books on methods of legal procedure. As one of the counsel for Henry Ward Beecher in the suit brought against him by Theodore Tilton, he became widely known. He was also associated with the counsel for the government in the Guiteau case, in which his advice was sought on the question of insanity and the practice in the selection of jurors. In 1889 he received the degree of LL. D. from his alma mater, and in 1891 became dean of the Law School. He founded and edited the

University Law Review. He was prominent in Christian and philanthropic work.

AMYOT, GUILLAUME, Q. C., conservative M. P. for Bellechasse county, Quebec; born Dec. 9, 1843; died Mar. 30. He was called to the bar in 1867. He served in the late Northwest rebellion as lieutenant-colonel of the 9th battalion. He was elected to parliament in 1881, 1882, and 1887.

ANGLIN, HON. TIMOTHY W., ex-speaker of the Canadian house of commons; born in Clonakilty, Cork co., Ireland, Aug. 31, 1822; died in Toronto, Ont., May 3. He founded and was for many years proprietor of the Freeman in St. John, N. B.; from 1861 to 1866 served in the legislative assembly; and in 1867 became M. P. for Gloucester county. In 1874 was elected by acclamation; under the Mackenzie administration he was speaker in the house. In 1883 he moved to Toronto, becoming editor of the Tribune, and later was attached to the staff of the Globe. At the time of his death he was chief clerk of the surrogate court.

BEGOLE, JOSIAH W., democratic congressman from Michigan, 1873-75, and elected governor on a fusion ticket in 1882; died in Flint, Mich., June 5.

BOOTES, LEVI CLARK, general, United States army (retired, 1874); died in Wilmington, Del., Apr. 18, aged 87. He served through the Mexican and Civil wars.

BOREMAN, ARTHUR I., first governor of West Virginia, afterward United States senator, and for eight years judge of the 4th judicial circuit court; born in Waynesburg, Penn., in 1823; died in Parkersburg, W. Va., Apr. 19.

BOURKE, JOHN G., captain 3d cavalry, U. S. A., Indian fighter and frontier soldier; died in Philadelphia, Penn., June 8, aged about 50. While a boy, he served for three years during the Civil War, in the 15th Pennsylvania cavalry. After the war, he was graduated at West Point, and saw much service on the frontier against the Indians. For years he was on the staff of General George Crook. He was author of The Snake Dance of the Moquais, On the Border with Crook, and other works; and was sergeant-at-arms of the Pan-American conference of 1890.

BRACKETT, WILLIAM W., journalist and lawyer; born in New York city Feb. 2, 1813; died there May 17. Was graduated at Williams College, and studied law in Boston. Went to Chicago, Ill., and became city clerk. He was editor of the Daily Americus until 1842, when he started the Express. This paper, in 1844, he sold to a stock company which at once established the Chicago Tribune. He returned to New York about 1850, owing to ill-health, and took up the practice of law.

BRISTOW, BENJAMIN HELM, ex-secretary United States treasury; born in Elkton, Ky., June 21, 1832; died in New York city June 22. He served in the Union army during the war, and was seriously wounded at Shiloh. In 1863 he was elected state senator, but resigned at the close of the war and went to Louisville. In 1866 he became assistant United States district attorney, and next year chief of the department in Kentucky. Resigned in 1870; in 1871 was appointed by General Grant to the newly created office of solicitor-general of the United States. In 1874 he became secretary of the treasury in succession to Mr. Richardson, resigned; and made his term of office notable by a successful campaign against the abuses of the Whisky

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