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book is illustrated with numerous pictures of “classic winners "-I think that is the right phrase.

At the Jubilee of the passing of the Corn Laws it was a good idea of Mr. Fisher Unwin to issue a cheaj) edition (two volumes, 78.) of Mr. John Morley's “ The Life of Richard Cobden," with an excellent reproduction of Lowes Dickinson's famous portrait of Cobden as frontispiece. I can mention it fitly enough among books dealing with present political questions. So too I can mention Mr. R. P. Karkaria's “India-Forty Years of Progress and Reform: being a Sketch of the Life and Times of Behramji M. Malabari ” (Frowde, 7s.6d.). “The Pioneers of Empire,” (Methuen, Is.), by some author who prefers to be known siinply as “An Imperialist," is an able “vindication of the principle and a short sketch of the history of Chartered Companies," with special reference to the Chartered Company. It is a compendium of useful facts, and has a good map of South Africa illustrating its argument. An enlarged new edition has appeared of Mr. Hepry W. Woolf's “People's Banke: a Record of Social and Economic Success (King, 10s.); and you will find Mr. Bertram Askew's “ Pros and Cons” (Sonnenschein, ls, net) what it professes to be—"a newspaper reader's and debater's guide" to the leading controversies of the day, political, social, and religious. The interest of Major E, S. May's “Guns and Cavalry: their Performances in the Past and Their Prospects in the Future” (Low, 3s. 6d.), an illustrated volume, is military and scientific rather than political, but I can mention it here: and here too, as it has a very distinct political bearing, I can mention Mr. H. D, Traill's “From Cairo to the Soudan Frontier(Lane, 5s, net), a record of impressions derived from a couple of recent tours in Egypt. Mr. Traill is a hearty advocate of the “Advance" policy, and his picture of " the life and character, the aspect and the manners of that ancient and unchanging people”-the Egyptians, is full of interest and value.

To turn now to science. A fifth volume has appeared of "The Royal Natural History” (9s., net.), which Mr. Lydekker is editing for Messrs. Warne. No book of its kind, I think you will agree, has ever been better illustrated, and the letterpress, for accuracy and authority, could hardly be improved. Certainly there is no other popular natural history which even approaches this in all-round excellence. Then I send the third volume, illustratel with coloured plates like its predecessors, of Dr. Bowdler Sharpe's “ Handbook to the Birds of Great Britain” (W. H. Allen, 6s.), in Allen's Naturalists' Library; and a good book of similar interest is Mr. Charles Dixon's “ British Sea Birds" (Bliss, 10s. 60.), with illustrations by Mr. Charles Whymper. Mr. Grant Allen's “Moorland Idylls " (Chatto, 6s) deals largely with birds, too. It is a series of sketches in his own inimitable manner, and written of course from a pronounced evolutionary standpoint, of the animal life, the flowers, and the trees that he can see on the moorland surrounding his own house at Hindhead. Mr. Allen used to produce books of this kind more often. I have little doubt you possess and love his “ Evolutionist at Large,' and his “Colin Clout's Calendar.” “Moorland Idylls” is just such another volume. “ The Hare” (Longmans, 5s.), & volume of the Fur and Feather Series, appeals rather to the epicure and the sportsman than to the naturalist, although with the other articles, by various learned authorities, on the shooting, cooking, coursing, and hunting of the poor little bi ast, appears an excellent

paper on its natural history. This series, a companion to the Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, is admirably illustrated.

Science of another kind is represented by Mr. T. J.: Hudson's “A Scientific Demonstration of the Future Life" (Putnam, 6s.), whose ambitious object is “to outline a method of scientific enquiry concerning the powers, attributes, and destiny of the soul, and tospecifically point out and classify a sufficient number of the well-authenticated facts of psychic science to demonstrate the fact of a future life for mankind.” You will read the book with a great deal of interest, but, with me, I expect you will object to Mr. Hudson splitting his infinitives.

Mr. Swinburne's “The Tale of Bale” (Chatto, 78.), a narrative poem founded on Malory's “old wild tale," which Tennyson used for one of his “Idylls of the King,' is, of course, the most important, as it is the most delightful, of the volumes of verse I have to send you. Recent books there have been of Mr. Swinburne's in which his admirers have feared a losing of strength. “The Tale of Balem” will rehearten them; he has never done finer, more sustained work of its kind. A smaller volume but one full of promise is “ The Happy Wanderer and Other Verses” (Mathews, 5s. net), by a new poet, Mr. Percy Hemingway, whose collections of short tales, “Out of Egypt: Stories from the Threshold of the East," I sent you a year or so ago. Mr. Hemingway is certainly very well worth reading. He is thoughtful and his felicity of phrase is inore than occasional. Here is a quatrain of his, "A New Volume," in proof of what I say:“Nay, sweetheart, ask not in my past to look,

Not yours, and so not mine, its love and spite;
My life to-day is an unlettered book,.

And on the empty pages you must write." His description of the sea as “that mighty organ only God can play” is very fine, and some of the sonnetsnotably that which gives the title-linger in the memory and may not be forgotten. Then there is a new edition of Mr. Arthur Symons's “Silhouettes " (Smithers, 5s. net), the one notable volume of poems that the little band of writers whom the public has dubbed decadent has produced. One can doubt neither the cleverness nor the charm of much of Mr. Symons's work, and here and there he touches a deeper note, and touches it with truth, as when (perhaps unconsciously paraphrasing Rossetti) he finishes “Emmy” with this stanza :

“O my child, who wronged you first, and began

First the dance of death that you dance so well ?
Sonl for soul: and I think the soul of a man

Shall answer for yours in hell.” Mr. Symons is the editor of the Savoy, of which there has been so much talk. And I send Mr. W. Roberts's “ BookVerse: an Anthology of Poems, of Books and Bookmen from the earliest Times to Recent Years ” (Stock, 5.3.), a volume of the Book-Lovers Library, and a complement to Mr. Gleeson White's “ Book-Song” in the same series, which contained the more modern verse of this kind.

In “ The Ascent of Woman” (Lane, 3s. 6d. net), Mrs. Roy Devereux has reprinted her six articles from the Saturd y Review of last year, adding an introduction “ On the Criticism of Woman," and seven papers entitled collectively “On Her Looks." The book is smartly written. The author has the faculty of saying half-truths with an emphasis that gives them somewhat of the charm of a paradox. Still there is good in the volume, and it is cal :ulated to make people think.

“ Travel and Talk” (Chatto, 21s.) is the characteristic title of two characteristic volumes in which Mr. Haweis has recorded notes of his impressions during the journeys (amounting in the aggregate to 100,000 miles), which he made in 1835-93-95. - There are any number of good things in the volumes which can be dippel into at any part like the dictionary. Mr. Haweis is one of the

brightest and most modern of writers, and his book here gives us glimpses of all sorts and conditions of men, and all manner of interesting places in the regions beyond the sea. Mr. Haweis “threatens” to publish two more volumes, dealing with his travels in Europe from 185585. When I receive them, you will be sure to find them in your parcel.

THE BABY EXCHANGE.

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sequently the babies have to wait their turn, and must be on our list longer than at first, when the balance was on the other side. As the object of my work in attempting this department is to be the medium of finding children for foster-parents who are without children, yet feel the desire to fill up the blank in their hearts and homes by adopting as their own some of the homeless among the little ones, the work, from the foster-parents' point of view (which is the point of view of the Baby Exchange), does not suffer from the preponderance of the children.

I wish now to state explicitly that no help can be given from the Baby Exchange to those foster-parents who wish for a premium or other payments with the children. A number of letters come with such requests. From this date, no such letters will be noticed, but at once consigned to the wa-te-paper basket.

The mother of two little boys, respectively eight and five years of age, would be glad to have them adopted. Owing to the death of her husband she is left in very poor pecuniary circumstances. The two boys are goodlooking and intelligent; they are grandsons of one of Her Majesty's Indian Judges.

The following is the usual monthly list of babies off-red for adoption:

GIRLS.Place and date of birth.

(All illegitimate except those marked with an asterisk.) 1. Born July, 1895. London. , May, 1894. Hampshire. Mother alive, will give

up all claims. Father deserted his family.
„ November, 1894. Sheffield. Healthy.
, December, 1895. Glasgow.
, December, 1895. Kent.

Early in 1893. Liverpool.
April, 1895. Southampton. Healthy.
October, 1895. Manchester. Blue eyes.
October, 1895. Yorkshire.
December, 1895. Portsmouth. Healthy. Blue eyes.
September, 1895. Southsea. Healthy. Her mother

is dead; her father married again and gone to

Africa ; he will give up all claim to his child. 12.

June, 1895, London. 13.

December, 1895. Manchester.
November, 1895. London.
1896. London,
January, 1896. London.
1896. Monmouthshire.
February, 1894. Birmingham. Strong and pretty.

November, 1895. London, 20.

April, 1896. Sunderland. 21.

September, 1895. Hull.
June, 1895. Lancashire.

1893, London.
, October, 1895. London.

25. Born September, 1895. Staffordshire.
26. „ May, 1896. London.

BOYS.—Place and date of birth.
Born Gloucestershire, April, 1895. Mother dead. Father

alive but poor. Will give up all claim. 2.* September, 1894. Isle of Wight

April, 1895. Bradford. Healthy and strong.
June, 1895. Near London.
1890. Cheltenham. Half Italian.

May, 1894. Ncar London.
5, 1893. Near London.
,,, November, 1894. Scotland.
„ January, 1896. Near London.

September, 1895. Near London.
Aged thirteen. Derby.

„ five. Worcestershire.

, five. Bath.

Born December, 1895. Glasgow. 15. January, 1896. Banbury. Twins. 16.

June, 1895. London.

September, 1895. Isle of Man. , October, 1895. Liverpool. This is the child of a

Jewess whose husband has deserted her. She

would like it to be adopted by Christians. 19.* ,, February, 1896. Manchester.

, January, 1895. Essex.

,February, 1896. London. 22.* December, 1895. Bristol. Child of a widow who is

not strong enough to earn sufficient for her two
children. She has another boy three and a half

years of age.
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, April, 1896. Lancashire. 25. , March, 1894. Sussex.

April, 1896. Burton-on-Trent.
December, 1895. London.
May, 1895. Birmingham.
1893. Sheffield.
1888. Cheltenham.

April, 1896. London. 32.

, December, 1895. London.
,, June, 1895. Newcastle-on-Tyne.
,, October, 1895. London,

May, 1894. London. May I again announce once for all that I have nothing whatever to do with any person who is only willing to adopt a child on condition that a premium is paid. I have stated this repeatedly, and I have now to add that I shall no longer acknowledge any letters that are sent to me by persons who desire to use the Baby Exchange as a means of putting money into their pockets. The Exchange was started, and is maintained free of all expenses to either party, in order to ascertain whether it is possible to meet a want which undoubtedly exists, by enabling childless couples to furnish their households with children who, if not adopted, would be left without parents and without friends in the world.

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INDEX TO THE PERIODICALS OF 1895.*

PREFACE TO VOLUME VI. The sixth “ Annual Index” issued from the REVIEW OF REVIEWS office makes its appearance this month, and in size, completeness, and price it is an advance upon its predecessors. The following is the Preface to the new volume :

Pity the troubles of a poor Indexer! Given the following conundrum, how many persons are there who would be able to solve it? How should an article entitled “The Elephant in Politics,” which appeared in one of the reviews last year, be entered in the Index? The Elephant in Politics? Under “Elephant,” under “Politics,” under “Natural History," or how? The article in question was really a more or less satirical criticism of the career of Sir William Harcourt. Another conundrum, even more difficult to solve, is how to index “ The Emperor's New Clothes!” This article really referred to the Irish land question. These two instances illustrate in a vivid fashion the kind of problems which Miss Hetherington and her staff, to whose ingenuity and industry we owe this “ Annual Index to Periodical Literature," have continually to solve. It is no use to index articles merely by their titles. Every article needs to be understood before it is indexed, if the indexer is not to be a mere mechanical rearranger of alphabetical sequences. An index of titles is indeed the least useful of all indexes, because people rarely remember the exact titles of articles.

In presenting the sixth “ Annual Index” to the student, the statesman, and to the continually increasing and most important class of public librarians, I do so with cheerful confidence that the new volume, despite its necessarily increased price, will be welcomed more cordially than ever by a constantly widening circle of readers. For when the Index is once used, it soon

used, it soon becomes recognised as indispensable.

The periodical literature of the English-speaking world tends every year to become more and more a microcosmic reflection of the whole life and movement of that world. Daily papers are too voluminous to be indexed together in one index; nor, with the exception of the Times, do any of them attempt to index even their own news and articles. No single magazine, however, covers the whole ground of current events, but when we index over 170 monthly and quarterly periolicals, we do indeed get something approaching a rude mecum to the history of the year, not only in the realm of action, but in the still more important region of speculation and aspiration—the astral plane in which all things must first exist before they materialise into fact.

Of course, this Index makes no pretence at being absolutely exhaustive. Were it so, the reader would never be able to see the wood for the trees. Our indexers are the first embodiment of those dread sisters the Norns, who sit in judgment upon the writings of mortals. But they are the most lenient of their race, for they admit many an article to the immortality of indexed reference which finds no other admittance within the portals of the Temple of Fame. The author-index, however, is still somewhat ruthlessly repressed within narrow limits. If we had more demand for our Index, we could emblazon the names of more authors in its columns; as it is, we sacrifice the authors to their articles,

believing that parental fondness will soften the pangs of immolation.

The curious in statistical matters, such a man, for instance, as Mr. Schooling, who contributes diagrammatical essays to the magazines, might from this volume construct an interesting table displaying the relative popularity of men and things. To intrinsic worth, the comparative immensity of bubble in the magazines affords no guide, but it certainly indicates the extent to which the more conspicuous among our conteinporaries are discussed in the magazines. Death, of course, brings the work of life to the memory of the living. Hence in this volume Robert Louis Stevenson occupies a prominent place, while Mr. Balfour, with his “Foundations of Belief,” laid a broader foundation for magazine notoriety than by his political exploits.

Nor is it only in the rise and fall of individual reputations that the Index is useful as a mete-yard of history. How significant of many things of reaction, and of the ever-shifting phases of social evolution is the fact that the space devoted to “ Labour” has shrunk and dwindled, while the entries under the leading topics of the day, the Armenian Question, for instance, have greatly increased. Even the Venezuelan Boundary Question had begun in 1895, and next year (1896) Africa will be found to have passed all bounds.

But these are general considerations. The real use of the Index lies in its particular application. Only those who have had to write an obituary, or work up a subject at a moment's notice, can adequately appreciate the services of such an Index as this. Even if we are entirely unable to refer to the articles indexed, their mere sequence and their titles afford invaluable help in suggesting forgotten facts, and in directing attention to sources of information that might otherwise have been overlooked. As one who probably more than any other profits by the labours of the indexers, I feel it is but a simple act of duty to advise my brother scribes of the utility of this labour, and to make this public acknowledgment of exertions for which I have indeed great cause to be grateful.

So I commit our sixth volume to the public with a word of hearty commendation, which I am glad to know will be echoed by all to whom the “ Annual Index” has come to be regarded as an indispensable adjunct to their library, and an invaluable clue through the labyrinth of contemporary periodical literature.

SOME OPINIONS. Mr. Arthur W. Hutton, librarian at the National Liberal Club, says :-“I find the Index of great value on account of its careful subject classification.”

The Journal of the Royal Colonial Institute says :-“As a work of reference this Index cannot be too highly praised. ... It can only be described as a bibliography of periodical literature.”

Mr. A. Silva White writes :-“ Having once used the Index and tested its value, I regard it as an indispensable aid to a. busy man of letters and as an up-to-date supplement to Poole.”

Mr. Frederic Harrison says : “I am free to confess that the Index is a signal example of industry, accuracy, and method. In its execution it is a model of what an Index should be.”

Mr. M. H. Spielmann writes :-“So far as the Art Section is concerned, I can testify to the thoroughness and skill with which it has been carried out; indeed, I never saw a professedly lay' compilation handle a special subject with £o much thoroughness and completeness."

Index to tbe Periodicals of 1895. REVIEW OF Reviews Office. 10s. post

free

PERIODICALS OF 1895.

FICTION --Contivuel.

FINAXC..

Fiction continue 1.
The Great Realists and the Empty St ry-Tellers, by Prof. H. H. Boyesen,

F, XVIII. Feb, 724 (XI. Mar, 252)
The Modern Novel; Its Promise and Its Peril, by W. J. Dawson (Dangers

of Modern England), GT, V. May, 97 Freuch Realism, see Zola (E.), etc. Sex iu Molern Literature, by Mrs. Crackauthorpe, NC, XXXVII. Apr, 607

(XI. Apr, 355) The Fiction of Sexuality, James Ashcroft Noble on, CR, LXVII. Apr,

490 (XI. Apr, 357); aud Reply to, by D. F. Hancigau (Sex iu Fiction), WR, CXLIII. June, 616 (XI. June, 556) Women in Current Fiction, by Alice Hilton, Chaut, XXI. May, 214 Three Representative Hervines in Fiction, by G. Mount, Ata, VIII. Sept,

The Women of Robert Louis Stevenson's Books, see under Stevenson

(R. L. B.) “Tendeucies in Fiction," Andrew Lang on, NAR, CLXI. Aug, 153 (XII.

Sept, 252) A Tenleney of Recent Fiction, by G. W., RRR, X. Sept, 152 «Tommy roti's," by Hugh E. M. Stutfiell, Black, CLVII. June, 833 (XI.

June, 539); and Reply to, by Grant Allen (Social Auarchy), H, VII.

Any, 81 (XII. Aug, 165) The Novel with a Purpose ; Cheating at Letters, by H. C. Buuner, CM,

XLIX. Mar, 716 The Influen e of Idealism in Fiction, by Ingrail llarting, H, VI. June, 425 Motion and Emotion in Fiction ; the Real versus the Realist, by R. M.

Daggett, OM, XXVI. Dec. 614 Fa t in Fiction, by F. M. Bird, Lipp, XII. July, 142 History and Fiction, by Stanley J. Weyman; Interview, by F. Dolmin

(ill.), CFM, XXII. Jau, 89 (XI. Jan, 49) Sugialist Novels, M. Kauffmann on, Lipp, XI. Jan, 138 The Hero and the Wanderer ; the Twv Eternal Types iu Fiction, by H. W.

Mabie, F, XIX. Mar, 41 The Picaresque Novel, by J. Fitzmaurice Kelly, New R, XIII, July, 59 Child-Life in Fiction, by L. A. M. Priestley, GT, V. Apr, 27, May, 123,

June, 187, July, 251, Aug, 317, Sept, 387 'The Literature of the Kailyard, by J. H. Millar, New R, X1. Apr, 384

(XI. Apr, 339) Protestant Fiction, by James Britten, M, LX XXV. Nov, 332, Dec, 503 The Lawyer in the English Drama and Novel, by E. C, Geihiu, NIR, III.

Aug, 354 By ways of Fiction io London, by G. B. Stuart, MP, X. July, 65 Oxford in Fast aud Fiction, Black, CLVIII. De.:, 880 Bookmakers' Ethics, by Cyprian Cope, Free R, III. Mar, 481 The Irresponsible Nove ist, Mac, LXXII. May, 73 How tv counteract the " Penny Dreadful,” by Hugh Chisholm, FR, LVIII.

Nov, 765 (XII. Nov, 418) Penny Popular Novels issue I by the Review of Reviews, RR, XII. De., 543 The l'la e of the Novel, by

leatham, James, Free R, V. 0 t, 64 Mortimer, Geoffrey, Free R, V.0 t, 58 The Tyrauty of the Modern Novel, by D. F. Hannigan, W R, CXLIII.

Ma, 303 The World of Fiction, by Nemo, GT. IV. Jan, 227 The Gift of Story-Telling, by Brander Matthews, Harp, XXX. O t. 717 Literary Construction, by “Vernon Leu," Bkman A, II. Aug, 18, Oct, 112;

same article, CR, LXVIII. Sept. 404 (XII. Sept, 248) Au Author's Best Work, H. Cresswell on, Au, V. Mar. 271 Novelists on Their Works, Lud M, I. Nov, 16 Dur Early Female Novelists, C XXV. De, 588 Nature-Lessons from George Mere:iiih, by Henry S. Salt, Free R, IV.

Sept, 502 Robert Louis Stevenson--and After, by Jeannette L. Giller (ill.), RRA,

XI. Feb), 186 Books, by “The Yellow Dwarf," YB, VII. 0:0, 125 The Three-Volume Novel again, by Sir Walter Besant, Au, VI. De.', 163 Recent Text-Books on Fiction, by Brander Matth:ws, Ed RA, IX. May,

478 Justin McCarthy's " History of Our Own Times," G. Mercer Adam on

(Rerent Fiction in Britain), Can M, IV.Jan, 218 l'hotography in Fiction—“ Miss Jerry"; the First Picture May, by Alex

ander Black (ill.), Scrib, XVIII. Sept, 318
Canadian Short-Story Writers, by A. D. Brodie (ill.), Can M, IV. Feb. 334
The Novel in Spain, by D. F. Hannigan, NIR, IV. Sept, 43
Novelists, British and American, noticei, see

Ainsworth (M. H.), Craven (Mrs. Augas- Hopper (Nora),
Alleu (Grant),

tus),

Hotchkiss (Chauncey Allen (James Lane Crawford (F. Marion), Austen (Jane). Crockett (S. R.).

Huisou (W. H.), Rarılslev (C. W.), Di kens (Charles), James (Henry). Parr (Mrs. Amelia), " Donovan (Dick)," Kervahan (Coulson), Barr (R.).

Du Maurier (George), Kingsley (Charles), Barrie (J. M.),

Duncan (Sara J.), Kingsley (Henry), Besant (Sir W.), Edgeworth (Maria), Kipling (Rulyar.I), Bronts family, Fuller (Henry B.), Lahee (Miss), Brooke (H-nry). Galt (John),

“Lyall (Elva)," Burnett (Mrs. Holg- Gaskell (Mrs.).

Lytton (First Lor), son), Gaunt (Mary),

McCarthy (Justin), Burvey (Fanny), Goldsmith (Oliver),

Maclaren (Ian)," Caine (Hall),

“ Gray (Maxwell)," Macleod (Fiona). Coleridge (Christabel Hariy (Thomas),

Mere lith (George),
R.),

Harralen (Beatrice), Mitfura (Miss M.),
Cooper (Fenimore), Hawthorne ( Nathaniel), Moure (George).
'_“ Corelli (Marie)," Hocking (Joseph), Morrison (Arthur),
“ Hope (Authony),"

"Quida,'

Fiction continue 1.
Novelists, British and American, noticel-continued.

Porter (Anna Maria), Stowe (Mrs. Harriet Wells (H. G.),
Porter (Jane),

Bee her),

Weyman (Stanley),
Rad liffe (Mrs. Anne), Thackeray (W. M.), Wister (Owen).
Rea le (Charles), Trollope (Anthony), Wool (Mrs. Heory),
Scott (Sir Walter). Trowbridge (J. T.),

Zangwill (1.), etc., etc.
Sladen (Douglas), Underwood (Dr. F. H.),

Stevenso', (R. 1..), Ward (Mrs. Humphry),
Field, Eugene, 1850-1895:
Character Sketch of (ill.), OD, XV. Dec, 279
The Home Life of Eugene Field, by Jean Blewett, Can M, VI. Dec, 180
In Memory of Eugene Field, by W. S. B. Mathews, Mus, IX. Dec, 183
Poem on Eugene Field, by F. W. Gonsaulus, Mus, IX. Dec, 186

Poem by Eugene Field :-"A Song," Mus, IX. Nov, 70
Field's (Dr. H. H.) Scheme of Cataloguing, see uuder Cataloguing
Field, J. T., Organist:

Portrait of, M Mus, XII. Apr.

Biographical, M Mus, XII. May, 106 "Field, Michael," Poems by,

“Tiger-Lilies," AM, L,XXVI. Sept, 370

“Sesond Thoughts," AM, LXXVI. 0 t, 545 Field and Hedge Gleaners, by “ A Son of the Marshes" (ill.), E I, XIV.

Ozt, 69
Fields, Annie, (Mrs. James T. Fields):

On Oliver Wendell Holmes, O M, XLIX. Feb, 505
Ou Celia Thaxter, A M, LXXV. Feb, 254

Poem by Aunie Fields:-"Benevolence," Scrib, XVII, June, 751
Fiesole, Italy: The Roman Thermæ of Fiesole, by “Leader Scott" (ill.),

Rel, I. July, 129 Fifteenth-Century (Religious) Revival in Italy-Savonarola, by Dr.

J. H. Hobart, Harp, XXX. Sept, 555 Fifth Gospel-Evolution, etc., see uuder Evolution Figs : Smyrua Fig Industry, BT J, XIX. Aug, 139 Figueur, Thérèse, see Saus-Gêne (Madame) Fiji and Its People, by Rev. Johu Telford (ill.), Sun H, Nov, 37, De, 103 Fildes, Luke, and His Work, by David Croal Thomson (ill.), Art Annual,

Nov (XII. Nov, 423) Files: A Few Facts about Files, by S. Nicholson (ill.), Cas M, VIII. 0:1,

600 Fillmore, John C.,

On Music in North America, Mus, VIII. June, 171, July, 276, Oct, 599

On the Impelling Forces in Musical History, Mus, IX. Nov, 19
Filon, Augustin,

Augustin Filon's Book Mérimée et Ses Amis," Mac, LXXIII. Nov, 18
On Lord Salisbury, FR, LVIII. Dec, 803 (XII. Dec, 532)
Ou Presideuts and Politics in France, FR, LVII. Mar, 337 (XII. Mar,

262)
On the English Women of To-day, RR, XII. Sept, 235
Filtration of Water, see under Water Supply
Fin-de-Siècle Women, see under Women
Finance, Trade (see also Articles under Insurance, Political Economy, Pro-

tection and Fair Trade, Syndicates, Savings Banks, Railways, Shipping,

Agriculture, Ireland, etc., etc.): National Finance (see also Articles under India): Sir W. Harcourt's Budgets : The Cause of the Collapse at the General

Election, 1895, by Arthur Witby, WR, CXLIV. Sept, 237 (XII. Sept.

251). Sir W. Harcourt's Budget for 1891-95; The New Death Duties iu England, by Lord Wiuchilsea, N A R, CLX.

Jan, 95 (XI. Feb. 165)
Progressive Death Duties; a New Departure in English Taxation, by

Lord Playfair, NAR, CLX. Mar, 2-5 (XI. Apr, 360)
Recent Reforms in Taxation, by Prof. E. R. A. Seligman, YR, III.

Feb. 352
Sir W. Harcourt's Budget for 1895-96. Bank. LIX. June. 846
Graduated Taxation, by J. G. Godard, Econ R, V. Jan, 39 (XI. Feb,

140)
The Ethical Basis of Distribution and Its Application t

T. N. Carver (diugram), A APS, VI, July, 79 (XII. Sept, 265)
The l'aper Tax, Au, V. Jan, 213
Stamp Duties, by C. H. P, Bank, LX. Aug, 169
The Budget; a New Scheme, by M. G. Mulball, CR, LXVIII. Nor,

697 (XII. Nov, 412)
The Classification of Public Revenues, by Prof. E. R. A. Seligman,

QJ Econ, IX. Apr, 279
The Price of the Funds and Government Purchases, Bank, LX. De ,

709 Our Disappearing National Debt, by D. L. B. Schloss, I R, VI. De., 338

(XII. Dec. 519) The Sugared “ Wealth" Dream of tbe Spectator, I R, VI, July, 1 (XII.

July 31) Goverument Competition in Banking, Bank, LX. De., 697 The Past Year's Revenue, Bank, LIX. May, 705 A Chauce to re leem a l'romise; England's Financial Policy in Ireland, by

"An Euglishman," Nat R, XXV. June, 453 (XII. July, 47)
Unclaimed Deposits, Bank, LIX. Jan, 1
Unclaimei Furtuves in Chancery, CJ, XII. Apr, 230
Income Tax, see Income Tax
Tariffs and Commercial Treaties, Import and Export Duties, see under

Protection and Fair Trade
Her Majesty's Treasury at Whitehall ; Its History and Associations, by

C. E. D. Black, W R, CXLIII. May, 503
["Finance" is continued in the next three columns.)

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Abbreviations of Magazine Titles used in this Index, which is limited to the following periodicals.
Altruistic Review.
F. L. Folk-Lore.

M.P. Monthly Packet.
A. C.V. American Catholic Quarterly Review.

F. B.
Fortnigbtiy Review.

Nat. R National Review,
A.A.P.S. Anuals of the American Academy of F. Forum.

X, Sc. Natural Science.
Political and Social Science.
Fr. L. frark Leslie's Popular Monthly.

Naut. M. Nautical Magazine.
Ant. Antiquary.
Free R. Free Review

V. E. M. New England Magazine.
Arch. R. Architectural Record.
G M. Gentleman's Magazine,

V. I. R. New Ireland Review,
Arena.
G, J. Geograpbical Journal.

New R. New Review.
Arg. Argosy.
G.O. P. Girl's Own Paper.

New . New Wor!.
Ata. Atalanta.
G. W.

V. C.
Good Words.

Nineteenth century.

Nibeten
A, M. Atlantic Monthly.
G. T. Great Thoughts.

V. A. K. North American Review.
Kal M. Badminton Magazine.
Harp, Harper's Magazine.

Outing.
Bank, Bankers' Magazine,
Hom. R. Homiletic Review.

P. E. F. Palestine Exploration Fund
B.S. Bibliotheca Sacra.

H.
Humanitarian.

P. M. M. Pall Mall Magazine.
Black. Blackwood's Magazine.

1.
Idler.

P. M. Pearson's Magazine.
B.T. J. Board of Trade Journal.
1. L. Index Library.

Philosophical Review.
Bkman. Bookman.
I. J. E. International Journal of Ethics

P. L. Poet-Lore.
B, Borderland.
I. R. Investors' Review.

P. R. R. Presbyterian and Reformed Review.
Cal. R. Calcutta Review,
Ir. E. R. Irish Ecclesiastical Record.

P. M. Q. Primitive Methodist Quarterly Review, Can. M. Canadian Magazine. Ir. M. Irish Monthly

Pyy. R. Proceedings of the Society for Psychica)
C. F. M. Cassell's Family Magazine.
Jew, Q. Jewish Quarteriy.

Research,
Cas. M. Cassier's Magazine.
J. Ed. Journal of Education.

Psychol R. Psychological Review.
C. W. Catholic World.
J. Micro. Journal of Microscopy.

Q.J. Ecou. Quarterly Journal of Economics.
C.). Century Magazine.
J.P. Econ. Journal of Political Economy.

Q. R. Quarterly Review,
C. J. Chambers's Journal.
J. R. A. S. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society.

Quiver.
Cbar. R. Charities Review.

J. R. C. I. Journal of the Royal Colonial Institute. Rel. Reliquary and Illustrated Archæ logisk Chant. Chautauquan.

J. R. U. Journal of the Roya. Unitel Service R. R. A. Review of Reviews (America). Cb. Wis.I. Church Missionary Intelligencer.

S.I. Institution.

St. N. St. Nicholas.
Ch. Q. Church Quarterly.
Jur. R. Juridical Review,

Sc. G. Science Gossip.
C.R. Contemporary Review.

K. 0.
King's Own.

Sc. P. Science Progress.
Cornhill.

K.
knowledge.

Scots. Scots Magazine.
Cosmop. Cosm polis.
1. . Leisure Hour.

Scot. G.M. Scottish Geographical Magazine. cos Cosmopolitan. Libr. Library.

Scot. R. Scottish Review,
C.H. Country House.
Lipp. Lippincott's Monthly.

Scrib. Scribner's Magazine.
Crit. R. Critical Review.
L. Q. London Quarterly.

Str. Strand Magazine,
D.R. Dublin Review.
Long. Longman's Magazine

Sun. H. Sunday at Home.
Econ. J. Economic Journal.

Luc.
Lucifer.

Sun. M. Sunday Magazine.
Econ. R. Economic Review.
Lud. Ludgate.

T. B. Temple Bar.
E. R. Edinburgh Review.
McCl. McClure's Magazine.

Tom. To-Morrow.
Ed. R. A. Educational Review, America.

Macmillan's Magazine.

U.S. M. United Service Magazine.
Ed. R. L. Educational Review, Londou.
Man, Q. Manchester Quarterly.

W.R. Westminster Review.
Eng. M. Engineering Magazine.
Mind. Mind.

W. M. Windsor Magazine.
E. H. English Historical Review.
Mis, R. Missionary Review of the World.

W.H. Woman at Home.
English Ilustrated Magazine.
Mon. Movist.

Y, R. Yale Review,
Ex. Expositor.

Month.

Y. M.

Young Mau. Ex. T. Expository Times.

V.W. Young Woman.

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Abyssinia, Geography and History of, J R U
Africa (see also Abyssinia, #gyptology):
Impressions of South Africa, by James Bryce, C M, July.
Stray Thoughts on South Africa, by Olive Schreiner, F R. July.
British South Africa, G. Seymour Fort on, Scot GM, June.
The English in South Central Africa, by G. G Hubbard, Mc Ci, July.
Mr. Rhodes's Raid, by L. J. Maxse, Nat R, July.
A Warning to Imperialists, by Mrs. Lecky, NC, July.
Who are the Boers? by H. A. Bryden, CJ, July.
Civilisation in Africa, by Sir Charles W. Dilke, Cosmop, July.
The New South Africa, by B. Worsfold, L H. July.
Defenders of the Coogo Stat, Capt. Salusbury on, USM, July.

Africa North of the Equator, by A. E. Pease, CR. July.
Agriculture (see also Rural Life and Contents of Journal of the Board of Agri-

culture):
Agricultural Co-operation ip Ireland, by Father T. A. Fiulay, Econ J,
Alaska : The Gold Fields, by R. Stein, RRA, June.
Alumioium, Dr. S. Rideal on, K, July.

American History:

American History, and How It is written, Mac, July.
Recent Studies in American History, A M, June.
The Society of the Cincinnati in the United States Army, 1783, M. Be jamin

on, Chaut, June.
The Defere f the Alamo, Mexico, J. L. Horuibrook on, C J, July.
American People: The American Celt and His Critics, by Walter Lecky,

CW, Juue.
American Protective Association, Policy and Power of, by W. J. H. Traynor,

NAR, Jupe.
Antarctic Exploration : Cruise of the Baiaena and the Active in the Antarctic

Scas, 1892-3, Dr. C. W. Douald ou, GJ, June.
Anthropology: Pre-Historic Man in the Eastern Mediterranean, by J. Le

Myers, Sc P, July.
Anthropometry and Legal Identity, by Alphonse Bertillon, Tom, June.
Arbitration, luteruational, J. B. Moore on, New W, June.
Archæology, see Contents of Antiquary.
Architecture (see also) i ontents of Architecture):

The Donuestiv Architecture of Washington City, by G Brown, Eng M, June.

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