In this department we draw attention to a few of the more important topics treated in the current magazines and list the leading contents. Readers of The Busy Man’s Magazine can secure from their newsdealers the magazines in which they appear.
“The New York Automobile Shows” are briefly described in the February number. “Some Researches in Nerve Physics” are continued and there are the usual departments.
Lumbering in the Northwest is the title of a short illustrated article on an important industry.
The Industry of Umbrella Making is described in brief form with several interesting illustrations.
The publishers of Appleton’s are building up a strong magazine, which is making a definite place for itself among American periodicals. The February number is to our mind the best number yet issued. There is a return to color work, with reproductions of four celebrated Russian paintings, accompanying an article on “Russia Through Russian Paintings.” Another paper on “Art and the Federal Government” gives occasion for the publication of several interesting pictures. "Mexico ’s New President,” “Franklin and the French Intrigues,” and “The Macedonian Question” are three noteworthy contributions.
The Looting of Alaska continues Mr. Beach’s disclosures of the political and judicial corruption that was rife in Alaska a few years ago.
The Game of Statehood, by Alfred Henry Lewis, is a commentary on the proposed creation of the new States of Arizona and Oklahoma.
Japan: Our New Rival in the East is the fourth of the series by Harold Bolce on the commercial future of Japan.
The portraits, which appear from month to month in the Arena, are worth attention. They are admirably reproduced and preserve all the qualities of the original photographs. In the February number are to be found, among others, portraits of Maurice Maeterlinck and Edwin Markham.
Railroad Discrimination, by Professor Parsons, outlines the causes which have led to the giving of rebates and other reduced rates.
Uncle Sam’s Romance with Science and the Soil describes how the agricultural department is dealing with the problem of forest preservation.
A solid table of contents is to be found in the February Atlantic, of a literary and general interest. Fiction is represented by three short stories. The remainder is all solid matter.
Exploration, by N. S. Shaler, traces out the origin of the desire to seek out new things, examines its motives and seeks to discover its future gratifications.
The United States Senate, by William Everett, is a sane estimate of the functions of the Senate, with some reference to its excessive use of power.
The Year in Mexico, by F. R. Guernsey, discusses the development of Mexico under President Diaz’ guidance, politically, socially and industrially.
The Telephone Movement traces the evolution of the telephone, showing how it has been gradually brought into existence.
For the lover of out-door sports and pastimes the Badminton is par excellence the leading magazine. Its wealth of interesting pictures, its clear letter-press and its many articles and stories, make it a most welcome arrival in any home. The February number has many excellent features. A description of “Tobogganing in the Engadine,” with many illustrations, is timely, and “Motoring in France” is a brightly written account of a personal tour. A sketch of Mr. Arthur Coventry appears in the series of “Sportsmen of Mark,” and there is also a useful article on "Hunting in the Shires on Nothing a Year.” Besides three stories, there is a series of prize photographs from all parts of the world.
No literary publication is read with more genuine pleasure by us than the Book Monthly. Every month the table of contents contains some gems. The February number has an interesting interview with John Burns, president of the Local Government Board, on his books. Other readable articles are “Welsh Wales,” “Our Sea Poetry,” “Mark Twain at Seventy," and "Scott in Ireland."
The February number opens with a portrait and sketch of “General Gordon: the Christian Hero." In the series of “Men Who are Working for Others,” Mr. William Baker, Dr. Barnardo’s successor, is taken up. “Chelsea and its Old Soldiers” and “Letter-Scrappers” are two interesting accounts of modern philanthropies.
This eminently readable little magazine has some interesting titles in its February number. The stage is, as usual, fully covered in a couple of articles, but, in addition, we have :
Manhattan’s Food Detectives describes how the food of New York is carefully inspected.
Birth and Youth of Wall Street throws interesting light on the origin and early years of New York’s Great financial centre.
Traveling by Electricity shows the steps that are being taken to electrify the steam railways.
An interesting feature of the February Canadian Magazine is a series of pictures of “Rocky Mountain Wild Flowers,” described by Julia W. Henshaw. In “Wall Paintings in Europe," by Albert R. Carman, appear several admirable reproductions of noted, paintings. The second instalment of “Reminiscences of a Loyalist,” by Stinson Jarvis, is to be found in this number. Goldwin Smith contributes "English Poetry and English History,” and Professor D. R. Keys writes of “Canadian Monographs on English Literature.”
As frontispiece to its February number Cassell’s Magazine has a mounted reproduction of Miss Dicksee’s painting of “The Children of Charles I.” The first article takes up the work of Alfred East, showing several examples of his work. The remainder of the number contains much fiction and two or three general articles.
A General Election describes the various formalities that are gone through in conducting an election campaign in England.
Sofia and the Bulgarians gives a well-illustrated description of the capital of Bulgaria and its inhabitants. Arsenals of the G.P.O. introduces the reader to that department of the English post office, which has to do with supplying the electricity for the telegraph service.
The February Century is a midwinter fiction number, containing several good short stories. Specially amusing are “The Bribe that Went Astray,” by Elliott Flower, and “The Intellectual Miss Lamb,” by Florence Morse Kingsley, both writers of ability. A new serial by Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, called “A Diplomatic Adventure,” begins in this number.
The President and the Railroads is another view of the rate regulation problem, interpreted by Charles A. Prouty of the Interstate Commerce Commission.
As usual, the publishers of Chambers’s Journal supply their readers with a rich bill of fare, and in the February number there are many interesting things. Sir Alexander Muir Mackenzie contributes a two part article on “Bygone Perthshire or Social Life Fifty Years Ago.” “The Habits of Wild Animals” are discussed by Captain Baldwin. “Toastiana” traces the origin and development of the custom of toasting. In “Fish Hospitals” we are told how the diseases of fish are treated.
Tips and Tipping is an interesting essay on a subject that is being more and more discussed as the evil grows.
A Sea Railway discusses the plans for a railway which will connect Key West with the southern mainland of Florida.
The Hurry and Bustle of Modern Life is a lament by one who regrets the rush and hurry occasioned by modern inventions.
Old Irish Silver and What it Fetches tells how old silver is being sold by the old estates in Ireland and describes its character.
The principal content of the February issue is “A Reading Journey in China,” which is sub-divided into three parts, “The Southern Ports,” “The Coast Provinces” and “American Interests in China.” A great many photographs lend added charm to this instructive series.
In its issue for February 3, Collier’s Weekly contains Captain Roald Amundsen’s account of the first navigation of the Northwest passage and the location of the magnetic pole.
In the issue for February 10, the chief article is on “The Lincoln Birthplace Farm,” which is profusely illustrated with photographs of the farm as it is to-day. This is followed by an account of the movement to found a Lincoln Farm Association.
In the issue for February 17 appears the $1,000 prize story "At Ephesus,” by Georgia Wood Pangborn, and “The Puzzler,” an amusing yarn by Rudyard Kipling.
The weekly issue for January 31 contains an important article on the “Cultivation and Prospects of Para Rubber in Ceylon and the Malay Peninsula.” An editorial on “The Curse of the Credit System and Imprisonment for Debt” opens up a vexed question. “India’s Mineral Wealth,” is discussed by the director of the Geological Survey.
What a delight it is to inspect the contents of such a splendid publication as the Connoisseur and to let the eye drink in the exquisite pictures and articles it illustrates. The February number is rich in good things. First we have an account of “The Peruzzi Collection of Wrought Iron Work in Florence.” This is followed by an estimate of the work of Boudin, the artist, with many illustrations of his paintings. Then comes a description of “The Collection of Silver Plate of His Imperial Majesty the German Emperor.” “Alencon Lace” is treated by M. Jourdain, and there is a short article on “The Furniture of Windsor Castle.” Charming colored reproductions of Wyllie’s “London from the Tower Bridge” and Fulleylove’s “Christ Church” add to the attractiveness of the number.
As a leading article for the February number, the editor has provided an exhaustive article by the Rt. Hon-G. Shaw Lefevre on “Rival Navies,” contrasting the armaments of Britain, France and Germany. Principal Donaldson, of St. Andrew’s University, discusses “Scotch Education.” In “The Making of a Statesman,” J. S. Mann reviews the life of Lord Randolph Churchill. The recent election has called forth a brilliant article by H. W. Massingham on “Victory and What to do With It,” while Professor Dicey asks “Can Unionists Support a Home Rule Government?” Among the other important contents of this issue are "The Celtic Spirit in Literature,” “A New Departure in American Politics,” “Nervous Breakdown” and “Thought: Consciousness : Life."
“Society in the Time of Voltaire” is the title of an article on French society before the revolution, which appears in the February issue of the Cornhill Magazine. In the same number Andrew Lang contributes a paper on “Freeman versus Froude." The two serials “Sir John Constantine,” by A. T. Quiller-Couch, and “Chippinge,” by Stanley J. Weyman, maintain their interest, while in the department, “From a College Window,” appears a delightful chat on writing. There are several other articles and two short stories.
The February number of the Cosmopolitan is strong in many ways. From the remarkable serial by H. G. Wells, “In the Days of the Comet,” to the amusing story by W. W. Jacobs, "His Lordship," the contents pass through every range of interest.
In many respects the March Cosmopolitan is a remarkable publication. In it there begins the first of David Graham Phillips’ articles on “The Treason of the Senate,” in which he attacks Chauncey M. Depew. In it also Jack London tells “What Life Means to Me. Sir Gilbert Parker contributes to it a striking story, “The Whisperer.” There is a set of six pictures, illustrating “The Girl of the Middle West.”
Famous Forgeries tells with many illustrations about some of the most famous forgeries in the criminal annals of the world.
Socialistic Government in London, by Charles Edward Russell, throws light on the reforming work of the London County Council, an organization which could not legally exist in the United States.
Are Great Fortunes Great Dangers?—the opinions of President Eliot, John Wanamaker, Henry Clews and, others, some for and some against the great fortune.
Hon. John Morley is a contributor to the February Critic, writing entertainingly on “The Commonplaces of Reading." Julian Hawthorne attacks modern journalism, claiming that it is destroying literature. Other readable articles are “The Making of Books,” “Out-of-doors from Labrador to Africa,” “Women and the Unpleasant Novel,” “What we read to Children.”
The February number opens with “A Century of Music,” illustrated from photographs of the great musicians of the past century. A second instalment of “Stories of H.M. the King,” follows. “Lost Lombard Street” describes a part of Chelsea that has disappeared, while “In the Land of the Setting Sun,” an interesting account of a little-known part of Morocco is given.
Life in the Workhouses gives a journalist’s own impressions of a week’s stay in a workhouse under regulation conditions.
“Frenzied Finance,” the longest serial ever published, is brought to an end in the February number, though still more articles from Thomas W. Lawson will appear in future numbers. In the current issue appears the opening chapter of Sir Gilbert Parker’s novelette, “The Stake and the Plumb-Line," and several other very good pieces of fiction. An illustrated sketch of King Alfonso of Spain is readable.
Reporters of To-Day, by Hartley Davis, takes up reporters in many American cities and tells stories of their work.
British politics naturally occupy the centre of the stage in the February number of the Fortnightly Review. We are given “Sir Henry Campbell - Bannerman ’s Opportunities,” “Political Parties and the New Ministry,” “The Position of the Irish Party” and “Labor Parties: the New Element in Parliamentary Life.” The second and concluding portion of Leo Tolstoy’s, “The End of the Age,” appears as the first article. "The Revolutionary Movement in Russia; its Aims and its Leaders,” and “The Anarchy in the Caucasus,” are kindred subjects discussed in this number. Henry James, the novelist, contributes some interesting “New York: Social Notes,” and there is a readable criticism of “As You Like It.”
An Object Lesson in Protectionist Politics, by F. A. Channing, takes up the case of Massachusetts as a contrast to England.
A Loafer’s Reformatory describes a mammoth reformatory for loafers and tramps recently opened in Austria, which is accomplishing useful reforms.
As the organ of the Royal Geographical Society, the Geographical Journal occupies a prominent position. Its February number contains the following valuable contributions, several of which are handsomely illustrated: The First Exploration of the Hoh Lumba and Sosbon Glaciers,” “Bathymetrical Survey of the Freshwater Lochs of Scotland,” “The Ordnance Survey Maps from the Point of View of the Antiquities on Them,” “Survey Work by the Alexander-Gosling Expedition in Northern Nigeria,” “Longitude by Telegraph around the World,” “Climatic Features of the Pleistocene Ice Age,” etc.
A series of articles on "The Natural and the Supernatural” begin in the February number of the Grand, and the publishers ask for the co-operation of readers in supplying experiences. Joseph Hatton’s “Life of Sir Henry Irving” is continued, as is also John Oliver Hobbes’ serial “The Dream and the Business.” In “Marriage in England and America," Mrs. Alec Tweedie chats entertainingly about English and American girls. There are several short stories in the table of contents.
Bound West in Winter gives a graphic picture of a voyage across the Atlantic on a big ocean-liner in midwinter.
Hands Across the Sea tells about an interesting correspondence that is being carried on between school children in England and America.
The Idler is mainly a magazine of fiction. It is edited by Robert Barr, who contributes much of his writing to its pages. There are seven stories in the February number and two articles of more solid interest. In one of these the Countess de la Warr pictures the nights of the abdication of the Emperor Napoleon, and in the other George Hollamby Druce explains his claim to the Dukedom of Portland.
The Irish Monthly is an interesting little publication, neatly printed and containing much good matter. In the February issue appears a commemorative article on Edward Kelly, an essay “Concerning Shepherds,” another on "The Ennobling of Labor,” a page or two of “Sundry Sayings about Reading,” a chapter of a serial story, “Dunmara,” notes on new books and several poems.
There are at least two exceptionally good stories in the February McClure’s, “The Praying Skipper,” by Ralph D. Paine, and “Wild Waters,” by Lloyd Osbourne. The first is a most pathetic sketch of an old sea captain. In special articles the number is rich.
Two Years in the Arctic contains the graphic story of the adventures of the second Baldwin-Ziegler Arctic expedition in 1904-1905.
Private Cars and the Fruit Industry continues Mr. Baker’s indictment of the methods of the beef trust.
The Gentleman from Essex is the story of Everett Colby of New Jersey, a rich young man, who entered politics and made some discoveries.
A most entertaining essay on “The Fascination of Parliament,” by Michael MacDonagh, opens the February issue of the Monthly Review. This is followed by “Lord Byron and Lord Lovelace,” a presentation of Mr. John Murray’s side of the estrangement between Lord Lovelace and himself. “Lord Randolph Churchill” is the subject of a sketch, occasioned by the recent publication of his life. The president of Magdalen College writes learnedly of “Ancient and Modern Classics as Instruments of Education.” “Socialism and the Man in the Street” is discussed by W. R. Malcolm. Ronald McNeill contrasts the historians “Froude and Freeman.” In “A Forgotten Princess,” Reginald Lucas writes about the Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Charles I. Rupert Hughes tells pleasantly of “A Pilgrimage to Canossa.” There is also a supply of fiction.
The investor, banker and man of affairs will find much to interest and instruct him in this new financial magazine, the third number of which appeared in February. The pages devoted to a “Critical Comment on Current Events ’ ’ are ably written and cover a broad field. The subject, “Federal Supervision of Insurance,” is discussed at great length by thirteen eminent American financiers.
Modern Get-Rich-Quick Schemes, by John Moody, throws an interesting light on the fake schemes which take in so many unsuspecting investors.
College Graduates in Demand shows how the college man is making his way in industrial establishments and in the world of business in general.
New Cotton-Picking Machine describes a new and inexpensive machine which will solve the problem of a scarcity of labor.
Financial Situation in Russia throws light on the actual situation of affairs in the country which is so torn by internal strife.
“New York’s Great New Library” occupies the place of honor in the February Munsey. This is followed by “Famous Mezzotints,” with reproductions of noted engravings. “The Quest of Ancestors” tells of the increasing interest in genealogy. “The English Duchesses” contains a number of interesting photographs.
The Question of Co-Education is discussed by President Hall of Clark University, who places himself in opposition to the custom.
The Sons of Old Scotland in America recounts the prowess of Scotchmen in all walks of life in America. There are many portraits.
The Last of the Great Forty-Niners—a character sketch of D. O. Mills, the veteran financier, who assisted materially in America’s industrial development.
In the National Magazine for February the most notable article is the story of a quarter-century of the Christian Endeavor Society’s existence, under the title “The World for Christ.” There are also interesting articles on “ Washington and Lincoln,” “Gourds and their Uses,” and “Birth and Death of the Human Race,” besides several stories.
The February issue is characterized as an Arizona Number, and a lengthy illustrated article on Arizona occupies the major portion of the magazine. The many excellent half-tones, with which the article is embellished, add greatly to its attractiveness.
The Overland Monthly for February is chiefly notable for an outburst of vituperation hurled at such supposedly "over-rated" personalities as Kipling, Barrie, Irving, Bernhardt and Queen Victoria, which if it were not so brutal, would be tolerably amusing. The balance of the number is principally filled in with stories, though there is an article describing the work of the soldier in times of peace and another telling of “The Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement."
Some charming illustrations of western scenery are to be found in the February Pacific Monthly. Among the special articles may be noted “The War for Range,” an outline of the present-day struggle between cattle men and sheep men, and “Russia’s Great Tragedy,” the imperial conspiracy against the intellectual development of the people.
Pall Mall for February is a General Election number. The articles referring to the election are “Behind the Scenes at a General Election,” “Literature and Politics,” being sketches of John Morley and Augustine Birrell, “The Centenary of William Pitt” and “Pity the Poor Candidate.” Mention should be made of two exciting stories by Canadians, “Her Majesty's Mail,” by Norman Duncan, and “The Claim Jumpers,” by Clive Phillips Wolley. “Sport on the Roof of the World” will interest huntsmen, and “The Life of a Star” those who make a study of science.
The March Pearson’s is notable for the number of its short stories. A new serial called "The Plowwoman,” by Eleanor Gates, a clever young author, begins its course. In the series of “Stories of the States,” the state of Maryland is taken up. In “Historic Weddings of the White House,” an opportunity is given to say something of the Roosevelt-Longworth ceremony.
In its series of “Pressing Problems of To-Day," the February number contains “The Prevalence of Insanity,” written by the editor and extensively illustrated. "The Art of the Age” is full of admirable reproductions of famous paintings. Under the title “Stalking Politicians,” the best work of several English cartoonists is taken up and illustrated. “In Tight Corners” narrates the most momentous events in the lives of famous soldiers, travelers and sportsmen.
From every point of view the Quarterly Review is a magnificent production. Typographically it is an admirable piece of book-making, and from the literary standpoint, its contents are authoritative. The January issue contains thirteen important papers on politics, economics, science, art, literature and music. Possibly literature occupies the foremost place in the current number. We have “Originality and Convention in Literature,” Plato and his Predecessors,” “Fanny Burney,” and “Hazlitt and Lamb,” as representative of this topic. Science is represented by “The Light Treatment of Disease,” art by “Art under the Roman Empire,” music by “The Riddle of Music,” economics by “The Cost of Government,” “Gold and the Banks” and “The Unemployed and the Poor Laws,” while politics discusses “The Congo Question,” “The Unionist Record” and “The Disintegration of Russia.”
The February number has many good articles, each and all of which are well illustrated. “Field Sports in the Army” is the leading content. “From the Delaware to Alaska” is a graphic description of a lengthy voyage.
Down the Saskatchewan gives an excellent picture of the primitive means of transportation still in use in the Canadian North-West— scows.
REVIEW OF REVIEWS.
The February issue is in the main devoted to the progress of the southern states of the Union. The reader is supplied with illustrated articles on “The South’s Amazing Progiess,” “The Development of our Gulf Ports,” “How Galveston Secured Protection against the Sea,” “The Growth of Southwest Texas,” “Building up a State by Organized Effort.” In addition we have
How Science Helps Industry in Germany, showing how the government has provided public testing stations, where any manufacturer can have an opportunity to make experiments.
President Harper and his Life Work, a short character sketch of the recently deceased president of Chicago University.
The French Presidency and the American, contrasting the functions of the two presidents and the different conceptions of their offices.
ROD AND GUN IN CANADA.
Among the readable contents of the February issue may be noted “Winter Camping in Canada,” “Canadian Winter Sports,” “Two Thousand Miles down the Yukon in a Small Boat,” “Winter in the Canadian Woods,” “Fish and Game Protection in Quebec,” “A Canadian Alpine Club,” etc.
Stories, skits and poems largely predominate in the February Royal, all bright and entertaining. In the series, “Survivors’ Tales of Great Events,” two veterans tell of “Saving the Guns at Maiwand. “My Lady’s Veil” is an entertaining article describing the evolution of the veil. Sportsmen will read with interest “Round the Year with the Gamekeeper."
For February the publishers of St. Nicholas provide several interesting features for the young folk. There are three serial stories, besides “The Boys’ Life of Abraham Lincoln.” An instructive article tells of the growth of the locomotive “From the ‘Rocket’ to the ‘St. Louis.’ ” “Charming Caracas” is an illustrated sketch of the capital of Venezuela. “The Language of the Map” throws interesting light on the origin of geographical names.
The English elections have occupied the attention of the Saturday Review during the past few weeks to the exclusion of almost all other subjects.
In the issue of January 27, under the heading of “Insurance,” appears a pithy editorial “On Starting New Companies,” and under that of “Village Portraits” appears a clever sketch of “The Politicians.” “Stones of Oxford” is a interesting paper on the modern works of repair at Oxford.
Among the non-political articles in the issue of February 3, we find “The Arrival of the Motor-omnibus,” “Surplus Insurance Funds,” French and English Church Music,” and “The English Lawn.”
Stories occupy considerable space in the February Scribner’s, all of a meritorious nature. There is a readable article by Francis Wilson, in which he gives his recollections of the veteran actor Joseph Jefferson. “Villas of the Venetians*’ gives occasion for the publication of a number of fine pictures of Italian homes.
The New China, by Thomas F. Millard, interprets the awakening of China from two standpoints: first, from external causes, and second, from internal causes.
As in the Saturday Review so in the Spectator, the election bulks largely. In the issue of January 27, with which comes the monthly book supplement, there appear articles on “Russian Problems,” “German Socialism of To-Day, ” "Christianity in Japan” and “An Excursion in a Calendar.” In the issue of February 3 there is an instructive editorial on “The Opening up of the Soudan.” “The Proposed Experiment in Militia Training” discusses the Spectator’s own scheme for which the publishers are raising funds. The nature article in this issue deals with “Ducks.” In addition there are numerous editorials on the political situation.
The Strand is particularly strong just at the present time. It is running two notable serials, “Sir Nigel,” by Sir A. Conan Doyle, and “Puck of Pook’s Hill,” by Rudyard Kipling, in addition to other important articles. The art feature in the February number is “My Best Picture,” by the most eminent French painters. Under the title “What is the Finest Dramatic Situation,” leading English playwrights give their opinions. "The King of Spain and His Palaces” is an entertaining sketch.
There seems to be more of interest in the February Success Magazine than usual. The stage is treated in "Progress of American Playwrights" and “Henry Irving’s Fight for Fame.” “Illustrators and Cartoonists of the Present Day” is a well illustrated article.
In the March Success Magazine begins a new serial by David Graham Phillips, entitled “The Second Generation.”
Crossing the Ocean in a Palace, by Samuel Merwin, tells in an entertaining manner of a trip backward and forward across the Atlantic on the mammoth Amerika.
Five Million Women now Work for Wages, by Juliet Wilber Tompkins, describes the innumerable ways in which women now earn their livings.
Estimating our Giant Wheat Crop is the story of H. V. Jones, who, year after year, makes a more accurate forecast of the American crops than the combined efforts of 250,000 government experts.
Fighting the Telephone Trust tells the dramatic story of the fight of 6,000 independent telephone companies in the United States against the Bell Company.
The Shameful Misuse of Wealth points out how churches, in the erection and upkeep of which millions of dollars have been spent, are standing useless six days out of seven.
Go into Business for Yourself shows the advantage a man possesses when he is working for himself.
Modelled on the Strand Magazine and yet with a special religious turn to its contents, the Sunday Strand provides much matter of solid worth, produced in attractive form. The February number contains two serial stories, one for adults by Orme Angus, and the other for children by E. M. Jameson, several short stories, interviews with James Whitcomb Riley and William Baker, successor to Dr. Barnardo, and
The Bible in Japan, the engrossing story of how the Bible was translated in Japanese and brought into that country.
Tom Watson’s editorials are the brightest features of the February number of Watson ’s Magazine, which has just been increased in price to fifteen cents per copy.
Farmers’ Organizations, by J. A. Edgerton, gives extensive information about the various farmers’ organizations that have been formed in the United States.
Railway Reorganization points out how railroad stocks have been inflated and demands a thorough reorganization.
“The Art of Mr. George W. Joy,” with many illustrations of his work, occupies the place of honor in the February Windsor. There is a generous instalment of Anthony Hope’s serial “Sophy of Kravonia,” and a long list of short stories. “Chronicles in Cartoon” supplies reproductions in colors of cartoons of modern English statesmen. “The Etiquette of the Court of Spain” is an elaborately illustrated description of life at the royal palace in Madrid.
WOMAN’S HOME COMPANION.
Stories occupy considerable space in the February number. “Wild Animals of the Stage,” and “Beauties of the Stage” are two articles of theatrical interest in this number, both elaborately illustrated. “The Carnival Queens of the South” gives scope for some pretty illustrations.
The March number is as rich in good short stories as the February number. “Affairs of State” is a new serial starting in this number. “'The Romance of an American Princess” tells the story of Alice Roosevelt. “A Missionary Heroine on the Roof of the World” relates the thrilling experiences of Miss Annie Taylor, founder of the first mission in Tibet.
The Dog Heroes of St. Bernard is a capital account of the splendid St. Bernard dogs, who save life in the Alps.
By means of tint blocks the publishers of the World To-Day make their numerous illustrations very attractive. The reproductions of the work of the new English Art Club in the February number are especially interesting. Several important articles appear in this number, notably:
Workingmen’s Insurance, a study of the problem, by Professor Henderson of the University of Cricago.
The Erie Canal and Freight Rebates, showing how the railways have injured the business of the canal and what steps are being taken to enlarge it.
There are several able articles in the February World’s Work that merit the attention of busy men and women. These are almost without exception illustrated with a plentiful supply of photographs. “Marvels of Photography,” “What Shall Haiti’s Future Be?” and “The Diplomatic Masters of Europe” are three articles of general interest.
A City’s Fight for Beauty outlines the work that has been done in Kansas City towards beautifying the poorer districts.
The Pure Food Bill gives the story of how the United States Senate killed an important measure.
The Young Man is an English publication, which is too little known in this country. It preaches a virile manhood that is inspiring. In the February number we are treated to a capital character sketch of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the new British premier; a centenary appreciation of Mungo Park, the African explorer; an essay on Shakespeare’s Henry V.; a criticism of Winston Churchill’s life of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill; two articles of a religious character and an excellent serial story, “God’s Englishman.” Though small in comparison with other periodicals, the Young Man is full of good matter.