Photographs of birds taken in their natural haunts form an interesting feature of the March number. The stories in the number are good, especially “A Burns Recital,” “The Race of No. 19” and “The Brink of Destruction.” The serial, “Prisoners,” by Mary Cholmondsley, continues its interest. Among the leading articles may be noted :
The Eden Makers. The Work of the U.S. Reclamation Service. By Julian Willard Helburn.
The Case of Mabel Parker. By Arthur Train.
Cotton Growing and Cotton Gambling. By Henry Kitchell Webster.
Postal Carditis and Some Allied Manias. By John Walker Harrington.
The Story of American Painting. VI. French Influence. By Charles H. Caffin.
The March issue opens with a touching story of a dog entitled “The Habit of Work.” This is followed by a strong piece of work by Sir Gilbert Parker, “Watching the Rise of Orion.” There are several other stories in this number. In the more serious section we find more revelations from Rex E. Beach about the seizure of Alaskan mines by unprincipled politicians. The magazine is as usual admirably illustrated. Contents :
Through the Clouds to Cuernavaca. By Claia Driscoll.
Barrie: A Triumph of Personality. By Jesse Lynch Williams.
The Looting of Alaska. III. The Receivership Business. By Rex E. Beach.
The Wild Animal Industry. By William T. Hornaday.
The Northwestern Wheat Trek. By J. Obed Smith.
The Most Exquisite Building in the World. By Frederic C. Penfield.
One Hundred Times a Billionaire. By Harold Bolce.
The Repertory Theater and Herr Conried. By John Corbin.
Quite an interesting series of articles on “The Economics of Moses,” by George M. Miller, president of Ruskin University, is at present running in the Arena . The third part appears in the March issue. A notable contribution to this number is “Main Currents of Thought in the Nineteenth Century,” by Professor Robert T. Kerlin. Other articles:
Human Liberty or Human Greed? By Hon. Robert Baker.
The Economic Struggle in Colorado. By Hon. J. Warner Mills.
David Graham Phillips: A Twentieth Century Novelist of Democracy. By B. O. Flower.
The Menace of Plutocracy. By David Graham Phillips.
Economy. By Stuyvesant Fish.
The March of Direct-Legislation. By Eltweed Pomeroy.
The Heart of the Race Problem. By Archibald H. Grinke.
The March Atlantic has some interesting features. Among them may be noted an excellent character sketch of the Emperor of Germany by A. Maurice Low, a review of “The Letters of Horace Walpole,” a second installment of Andrew D. White’s essay on “The Statesmanship of Turgot,” and a paper on “Some Equivocal Rights of Labor” by George W. Alger. Contents :
The Love of Wealth and the Public Service. By F. W. Taussig.
The German Emperor. By A. Maurice Low.
The Red Man’s Last Roll-Call. By Charles M. Harvey.
The Letters' of Horace Walpole. By Gamaliel Bradford, jr.
The Statesmanship of Turgot. II. By Andrew D. White.
Some Equivocal Rights of Labor. By George W. Alger.
Shakespeare and the Plastic Stage. By John Corbin.
Preparing our Moros for Government. By R. L. Bullard.
Man and Beast. By Samuel H. Drury.
To the sportsman the Badminton, is a treasure-house of entertainment and instruction. Printed on highquality paper, the illustrations show up with exceeding 'dearness. The March number is as good as any we have yet seen. It contains:
Some Great Hunts. By Major Arthur Hughes-Onslow.
This Amazing India. By D. S. Skelton.
A Week on a Sind Jheel. By Captain W. B. Walker.
Modern Lacrosse. By C. E. Thomas.
Country Life in Canada on £200 a Year. By “Canadensis.”
The March Canadian is a particularly strong number, numbering among its contents some articles of more than passing interest. A tariff controversy is conducted by James A. Hobson, who recently toured Canada for the London Chronicle, and W. K. McNaught, M.P.P., ex-president of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association. A good sketch of James J. Hill, the railroad magnate, has been prepared by Norman Patterson and appears in this number. Contents :
The Guardians of the North. By H. A. Cody.
A Canadian View of European Affairs. By W. H. Ingram.
Canadian Celebrities. No. 68—James J. Hill. By Norman Patterson.
Canada’s Trade Policy. By James A. Hobson.
Protection and Canadian Prosperity. By W. K. McNaught.
An Envoy to Venezuela. By G. M. L. Brown.
The Search for the Loon. By Bonnycastle Dale.
The Nemesis of War. By Henri Restelle.
Reminiscences of a Loyalist. Edited by Stinson Jarvis.
A charming colored plate is included in the March number of Cassell ’s Magazine, entitled "The Rising Generation.” H. Rider Haggard’s new romance, “Benita,” reaches its third installment. There are quite a number of short stories. Other contents :
Concerning Mr. Cecil Aldin. By Rudolph de Cordova.
On Some Portraits of Henry Irving. By Tighe Hopkins.
Winter Cricket. By Walter T. Roberts.
Some London Street Names. By F. Crippen.
Like Father, Like Son. By David Williamson.
The late William Sharp’s impressions of Sicily begins in the March Century, with many pictures by Jay Hambridge. The number also contains installments of the three serial features, which the publishers ere providing for their readers, “Fenwick’s Career” by Mrs. Humphrey Ward, “A Diplomatic Adventure” by S. Weir Mitchell, and “Lincoln the Lawyer” by Frederick Trevor Hill. Contents:
The Garden of the Sun. Route Notes in Sicily. I. By William Sharp.
Art in the Street. By Sylvester Baxter.
The New New York Custom-house. By Charles de Kay.
Lincoln the Lawyer. IV. By Frederick Trevor Hill.
A Friendship with John Hay. By Joseph Bucklin Bishop.
The Jews in Roumania. Why the Country was not Hospitable to Them. By Carmen Sylva.
How the Antelope Protects its Young. By H. H. Cross.
Chambers’s Journal is always so uniformly good that it is out of the question to pick out this or that article and say it is the best. The March number contains many good things both grave and gay, fact and fiction. Here is a list of the more serious contents :
Chinese Cities. By Rev. E. J. Hardy.
A Veritable Magnum Opus: London Post Office Directory. By W. B. Robertson.
American Gold Prospectors.
A Winter Shore. By R. A. Gatty.
English Public School Education from a Colonial Point of View.
Bishops as Legislators.
Relics of the Inquisition.
Spitsbergen for a Summer Holiday. By E. H. Parker.
The Cobra and the Mongoose.
Persian irrigation Channels.
To the art lover the Connoisseur is a veritable storehouse of gems. From the admirable colored reproduction of Sir Joshua Reynolds’ portrait of Lavinia C. S. Spencer, which appears as a frontispiece, to the last page of the notes, every section is full of interest. The illustrations are especially good, being accurately reproduced. The following are the titles of the March number:
Hispano-Mauro Lustre Ware at Warwick Castle. By Rev. J. Harvey Bloom, M. A.
About Some First. Editions of Thackeray. By Lewis Melville.
Lace, Alencon. Part II. By M. Jourdain.
The Pictorial History of Skating. By Martin Hardie.
Furniture... Louis XVI Part II. By Gaston Gramont.
The Story of the Tweed. By Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell.
The Furnishing of Hampton Court in 1699. By Edward F. Strange. Stamp Notes. By William S. Lincoln.
Thomas Whieldon, the Staffordshire Potter. By Frank Freeth.
H. W. Massingham occupies the first place in the March Contemporary with a rather severe attack on the Balfourian method of strangling Parliament and an advocacy of a reform in the system of the House of Commons. Another instructive article in this issue is on the “Shipbuilding Industries of Germany.” Two members of Parliament are to be found among the contributors. Contents :
The Revival of Parliament. By H.W. Massingham.
The Transvaal and the New Government. By W. Wybergh.
The Shipbuilding and Shipping Industries of Germany. By J. Ellis Barker.
Health and Education. By T. C. Horsfall.
Revivalism and Mysticism. By W. F. Alexander.
The German Drama of To-Day. By The Amendment of the Education Acts. By T. J. Macnamara.
Federation in Fiscal Anarchy. By Professor Posnett.
The Unemployed. By G. P. Gooch, M.P.
The Foreign Policy of Italy. By An Italian.
Chinese Labor and Imperial Responsibility. By H. C. Thomson.
Foreign Affairs. By Dr. E. J. Dillon.
The Cornhill for March is as interesting as ever. The two serials, “Sir John Constantine” by A. T. Quiller-Couch, and “Chippinge” by Stanley J. Weyman, are still appearing, and the delightful causerie, “From a College Window,” is continued. Among the other contents of this number we note:
Mr. Gladstone as I Knew Him. By Sir Algernon West.
About Solutions. By W. A. Shenstone.
General Romer Younghusband in Scinde. By Sir Francis Younghusband.
Some Forgotten Admirals. By W. J. Fletcher.
In the March Cosmopolitan there begins David Graham Phillips’ scathing denunciation of the United States Senate. This he has called “The Treason of the Senate.” Accompanying an article by Elbert Hubbard on “The Girl of the Middle West” appear several interesting drawings of girls, printed on special paper. H. G. Wells’ serial, “In the Days of the Comet,” maintains its interest. Contents:
The Treason of the Senate. By David
The Girl of the Middle West. By Elbert Hubbard.
What Life Means to Me. By Jack London.
Famous Forgeries. By Samuel Woods.
The Day of Discontent. By David Graham Phillips, Alfred Henry Lewis and W. J. Ghent.
There are some choice illustrations in the March Craftsman, particularly those accompanying the article on Albert L. Groll, the landscape painter, These pictures are reproduced on special paper and are extremely well executed. The articles in the number include:
The National Note in our Art.
Learning to be a Citizen. A school for all creeds, races and classes.
Social Work in British Factories. By Mary Rankin Cranston.
The Opera Singer and the American Audience. By Katharine Metcalf Roof.
Interior of the Minnesota State Capitol. By Grace Whitworth.
Town or Country. By Godfrey Blount.
Sculptured Jewelry of an Austrian Artist.
Porches, Pergolas and Balconies. Telling History by Photographs.
One can always depend upon finding interesting photographs in the Critic. The March number has as its frontispiece a portrait of Dr. Edward Everett Hale and a little farther on we come across portraits of Mrs. Craigie and Mr. Swinburne. Among the contents are:
The Self-Hypnosis of Authors. By Morgan Robertson.
The Paris of the Human Comedy. By W. H. Helm.
Edwin Booth and Ole Bull. By R. Ogden Doremus.
A Concord Note...Book VII. The Women of Concord. By F. B. Sanborn.
Reminiscences of a Franco-American. By Jeanne Mairet.
Reproductions of some of the best paintings of George E. Robertson form an interesting feature of the March number of the English Illustrated Magazine. In the department devoted to the London stage, page portraits of several favorite actors and actresses are shown. There is a good collection of short stories. Contents :
Mr. George E. Robertson. An Interview. By John S. Purcell.
Remarkable Railways. By Arthur H. Burton.
Stories of H.M. The King. By Walter Nathan.
Impressions of Strassburg. By Charles Hiatt.
One of the best sketches of the late Marshall Field, which we have seen, is to be found in the March number of Everybody’s. Thomas W. Lawson is again to the fore in this number with an article on the insurance question, entitled "The Black Flag on the Big Three.” The department devoted to the players is unusually interesting this time, containing photographs of stage favorites. Contents :
Marshall Field: A Great Mercantile Genius. By John Dennis, jr.
The Invisible World. By Vance Thompson.
Soldiers of the Common Good. By Charles Edward Russell.
The Old-Time Revival. By Eugene Wood.
The Black Flag on the Big Three. By Thomas W. Lawson.
The March Fortnightly has a lengthy table of contents, embracing many interests. Henry James gives his impressions of Boston after an absence of a good many years. The Countess of Warwick discusses “Physical Deterioration.” There are the usual number of articles on politics, both home and foreign, art and literature. The serial story, “The Whirlwind,” by Eden Phillpotts, continues. Contents:
Mr. Balfour and the Unionist Party. By “X.”
Toryism and Tariffs. By W. B. Duffield.
Boston. By Henry James.
On the Scientific Attitude to Marvels. By Sir Oliver Lodge.
The Advent of Socialism. By E. Hume.
William Pitt. By J. A. R. Marriott.
Physical Deterioration. By the Countess of Warwick.
The Press in War-time. By a Journalist.
The Servo-Bulgarian Convention and its Results. By Alfred Stead.
Women’s Opportunity. By G. M. Tuckwell.
The Case for the Lords. By D. C. Lathbury.
The February issue of The Gentleman’s Magazine was the first under the regime of Sir Alfred Harmsworth (Lord Northcliffe). The new editor, Mr. A. H. Bullen, has attempted to restore to the magazine its old-time style, for the Gentleman’s is a very ancient publication. The first article in the February number is a sketch of its career from the time it was founded in 1731 until the present day. This makes most interesting reading. Other contents are:
The Pepysian Treasures.
Some Recollections of George Gissing.
The Adventure of the “Mongovo George.”
The Day’s Doings of a Nobody.
The Real Claverhouse.
Dames at Eton.
Legendary Lore in Recent Fiction.
Several excellent articles are to be found in this magazine for March We were particularily interested in an interpretation of the results of recent Antartic expeditions, contributed by Dr. G. Von Neumayer. The leading article on “ Anthropogeographical Investigations in British Guiana” is a valuable contribution to human knowledge in this direction. Contents :
Anthropogeographical Investigations in British New Guinea. By C. G. Seligmann.
British East African Plateau Land and its Economic Conditions. By Major A. St. Hill Gibbons.
Recent Antarctic Expeditions: Their Results. By Dr. G. Von Neumayer.
The Rivers of Cape Colony. By Prof. Ernest Schwarz.
The Areas of the Orographical Regions of England and Wales. By Nora E. MacMunn.
As usual the Grand is full of excellent reading matter. The serial, “The Dream and the Business,” by John Oliver Hobbes, and the life of Sir Henry Irving are continued. In the series, “My Best Story and Why I Think So,” Egerton Castle brings forward his “Endymion in Barracks.” A large number of theatrical stars contribute to the discussion of the secret of success on the stage. Contents :
Health, Strength and Beauty. A Symposium by Eminent Physicians.
From an Old Bookshelf. Books and Gardens. By Alexander Smith.
The Secret of Success. No. 2. Success on the Stage.
Under the X-Rays. No. 14. Election Expenses. By a Parliamentary Candidate.
The Natural and the Supernatural. By Frank Podmore.
How the Empire Should be Colonized. By Beckles Wilson.
Both Sides. Is the British Army Fit to Fight. “No,” by T. M. Maguire. “Yes,” by Howard Hensman.
The most sensational feature of current issues of the Idler, edited by Robert Barr, is the story of the Druce case or the claim of George H. Druce to the Dukedom of Portland. In the March number an account is given of the double life of the Fifth Duke. The other contents of this number are for the most part about short stories, of which there is an interesting collection. Contents:
Martigues—The Provencal Venice. By Francis Miltoun.
The Idler in Arcady. X. The Black Republic. By Tickner Edwardes.
The Druce Case. Written and Illustrated by G. H. Druce.
The London Magazine is decidedly on the up-grade. Its March issue compares favorably with any of the other current periodicals, both in the excellence of its contents and in its typographical appearance. A new story, “Poison Island,” by A. T. Quiller-Couch, starts in this number. Among the contents are:
The Sin-Dance of the Priests. A weird experience in Thibet. By Prince Pierre d’Orleans.
Winston Spencer Churchill. By A. MacCallum Scott.
Fortunes Spent in Furs. By Gordon Meggy.
The Richest Man in the World. By Ida M. Tarbell.
Ascent of the Grindewatterhorn. By George A. Best.
A New King on an Old Throne. By William Durban.
Work That Goes On Forever. By Edouard Charles.
The Amateur Dictators of our Destiny. By Harold Begbie.
The March McClure’s is a good all-around number. Beginning with an attack by Ida M. Tarbell on “Commercial Machiavellianism,” it contains another installment of Anthony Fiala’s graphic narrative of Polar adventures, still more of the interesting reminiscences of Carl Schurz and a plentiful supply of fiction. Contents:
Commercial Machiavellianism. By Ida M. Tarbell.
Two Years in the Arctic. II. The advance North in the Darkness. By Anthony Fiala.
Looking Backward. By Clara Morris.
Reminiscences of a Long Life. V. The Escape from Rastatt. By Carl Schurz.
Railroads on Trial. V. How Public Opinion is Being Formed. By Ray Stannard Baker
A satisfactory table of contents is given in the Monthly Review for March. The election interest having died down, attention is directed into other channels. The controversy over Lord Byron begun in the last, number is continued by Rowland E. Prothero. There is a concise review of Lord Curzon’s term as viceroy in India and a forecast of the New Education Bill to be introduced in the British Parliament. Contents:
Debacle. By Walter Frewen Lord.
Lord Lovelace on the Separation of Lord and Lady Byron. By Rowland E. Prothero.
The Coming Education Bill: A Forecast. By Beriah G. Evans.
Socialism, and Democracy in Germanpy. By Louis Elkind.
The Officer Question. By Lieutenant-Col. A. Pollock.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. By A. E. Keeton.
Lord Curzon in India 1899-1905. By “Anglo-Indian.”
A Servant of the Crown. By Theodore Andrea Cook.
Some Account of a Slum. By A. Gleig.
Anti-Semitism in Russia. By C. Villari.
Munsey’s Magazine has lately been greatly improved and enlarged. The March number is the first to introduce a new plan for placing reading matter of a departmental nature among the advertising pages. The series now running in Munsey’s on the various foreign peoples in the United States is attracting considerable attention. In the March number “The Germans in America” are
The Treasures of Fenway Court. Illustrated. By Anne O'Hagan.
The Question of Co-Education. By David Starr Jordan.
The Germans in America. By Herbert N. Casson.
The Greatest Living Tenor. By Emma B. Kaufman.
Emma Lyon, Lady Hamilton. By Harry Thurston Peck.
The Mastery of the Sea. By Rear Admiral French E. Chadwick.
Grover Cleveland. By Frank A. Muncey.
Joe Mitchell Chappie’s department on “Affairs at Washington” which appears at the front of each issue of the National is always readable and is always accompanied by interesting photographs. The serial story in the current numbers of the National is “The K.K.K.,” by C. W. Tyler. March contents :
Adventures of a Special Correspondent. By Gibson Willets.
Lecturing by Limelight. By Charles Warren Stoddard.
The Spanish-Speaking World To-Day, By Hubert M. Skinner.
Togo at Close Range. By Yone Noguchi.
The Post Office Short Line. By Wilbert Melville.
Native Plays in Favor. By Helen Arthur.
The New England Magazine is a solid publication, not overburdened either with pictures or stories. Such as there are of these are good. The literary contents are meritorious, giving indication of a desire to further historical research. The contents of the March number include
Facts About Santo Domingo. By Winthrop Packard.
Legends of Old Newgate. By George Henry Hubbard.
Worcester’s Great Opportunity. By Frederick W. Coburn.
The University of Illinois. By Stephen Shelden Colvin.
The Story of the Rug. By Pauline Carrington Bouve.
The March Outing is a voluminous publication, with many features both in the way of leading matter and of illustrations. A new serial by Stewart Edward White, entitled “The Pass” begins its course, and Alfred Henry Lewis' serial “The Throwback," ends. There are a number of characteristic photographs of Ireland and its people accompanying an article on “A Day in Ballyomalley." Contents include:
The Builders or the Peopling of the Great West. By Ralph D. Paine.
The A B C of the Automobile. By Carrie Foote Weeks.
A Day in Ballyomalley. By Arthur Goodrich.
On the Little Bull Rapids. By Emerson Hough.
The Poultry Show as an Educator. By H. S. Babcock.
On Snow-shoes Among Snowslides. By Arthur Hewitt.
The March number of the Pacific Monthly contains the first complete account published of the wreck of the Valencia off Vancouver Island. The article is accompanied by several interesting photographs. A large portion of the number is occupied with a description of San Diego. Contents :
Feud and Foray on the Oregon Range. By Wallis Nash.
The Future of Horse Racing. By William G. McRae.
The Wreck of the Valencia. By Clarence H. Baily.
Impressions. By Charles Erskine Scott Wood.
An exceptionally good number is the March Pall Mall, from the Canadian story by Lawrence Mott on the first page to the “Round Table” at the end. The sketch of John Burns, M.P., is particularly well done. The stories are numerous and of a high order of merit. Among the authors represented are Jack London, C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne, and Marie van Vorst. Contents :
From the Factory to the Front Bench. By Robert Donald.
Ministers and Caricaturists. By E.T. Reed.
Burma, the Lotus-Land of Asia. By Ian Malcolm.
The New Member: The Freshman in the House of Commons. By Alfred Kinnear.
French Housewives and French Cooking. By Mrs. John Van Vorst.
London at Prayer: Nobody’s Children. By Charles Morley.
A new novel by a young American, Eleanor Gates, begins its serial course in the March Pearson's. The title is “The Plow-Woman.” There are many good short stories in this number, and a few articles of a more substantial interest. Contents:
A Sailor of Fortune. By Albert Bigelow Paine.
Historic Weddings of the White House. By E. R. Porter.
The Story of the States—Maryland. By F. Robertson Jones.
“All’s Well.’’ By Maud Ballington Booth.
The cover of the March issue of Pearson’s bears an extraordinary photograph, showing a crowd of over 111,000 spectators of a football match at the Crystal Palace. An article on football is among the leading contents of the number. The serial feature is the ninth installment of the second series of “The Chronicles of Don Q.” There are several very good short stories as well in the number. Contents :
The Art of the Age. Illustrated.
The Frenzy of Football. By the editor. Profusely illustrated.
Where London has Tea. By Rudolph de Cordova.
The Cabinet in Caricature. By Henry Furness.
Pelican City. A Wonderful Bird Colony. By Herbert K. Job.
The American House of Lords. By David S. Barry.
Magazines of outdoor life are always alluring about this time of the year and among them Recreation takes a foremost place. There is always a goodly number of interesting illustrations and the reading matter is short and bright. In the March number we note several beautiful photographs taken in Algonquin Park and the Yosemite Valley. Contents:
In Algonquin Land. By Arthur Howell Mabley.
The Airedale Terrier. By Hubert Reeder.
Game of California. By Charles W. Hardman.
An Elk Hunt in the Big Horn. By Richard Madison.
Camping on the Yosemite Road. By H. D. Howell.
College Men as “Tramp” Photographers. By E. A. Spears.
REVIEW OF REVIEWS.
The articles in the American Monthly Review of Reviews possess the merit of brevity and conciseness. By this means it is possible to cover a wide field in an entertaining manner. The section devoted to “The Progress of the World” is always well written and gives the reader in short order a summary of all the leading events of the preceding month. In the March number we find:
The Late King of Denmark. By Edwin Bjorkman.
A Park of Patriotism: The Lincoln Farm.
Anatole le Eraz, a Representative Celt of France. By Carroll Dunham.
The Imperial Chinese Special Mission By Jeremiah W. Jenks.
What England can Teach Us in Athletics. By G. Upton Harvey.
The Children’s Court in American City Life. By Frances Maule Bjorkman.
How Paris Provides for the Housing of Large Families.
The Filipino Labor Supply. By Geo. H. Guy.
What the People Read in South America.
Some Methods of Regulating Immigration. By Robert de C. Ward.
Tuberculosis Among the Sioux Indians. By Delorme W. Robinson.
ROD AND GUN IN CANADA.
The March issue contains many pictures of Canadian scenery and some readable articles on outdoor topics. Among them we note:
A Camera Study of the Blue Winged Teal. By Bonnycastle Dale.
The Railroad and the Forest. By L.O. Armstrong.
A Canoe Trip Through Algonquin Park. By H. R. Hyndman.
Two Thousand Miles Down the Yukon River in a Small Boat. By C. G. Cowan.
The March issue of St. Nicholas is well filled with good things for the children. An interesting feature is the pictures, some of which are very amusing. Three serials and “The Boys’ Life of Abraham Lincoln,” keeps up the connection with past numbers. Among the articles in this number are:
The Story of “Actaeon,” a Virginia Deer. By Ernest Harold Baynes.
The Boy’s Life of Abraham Lincoln. By Helen Nicolay.
Where Princes Played. By Grace S. H. Tytus.
An Animal Giant of Long Ago. By Walter L. Beasley.
February 10.—This issue contains the following editorials: “Mr. Balfour’s Opportunity,” “The Moorish Seance,” “The Trade Union Settlement,” “The University Elections” and “A Liberal Quack and the House of Lords.” Among miscellaneous articles are “Plato at Claridge’s” and “Mr. Pinero’s New Play.”
February 17.—Leading articles: “A Happy Settlement,” “The Church and Education,” “The Shaping of the New Factor,” “Conservative Organization” and “The Russian Calm.” Miscellaneous articles: “As Others See Us,” “Brutus as Villain” and “Bird Life on the Polders.”
February 24.—Leading articles: “South Africa and Party Politics,” "Morocco and Europe,” “The Realities of the Parliamentary Position" and "the London Apprentice" lor’s Wing,” “Chemist and Farmer” and “The Anodyne of the Kitchen Garden."
March 3.— Leading articles: “Lord Milner on South Africa,” “The Indian Decision,” “Unrest in China” and “The Professional Man’s Education Bill.” Miscellaneous articles: England’s Maytime,”
“New Arrivals in the Picture Market” and “Village Portraits: A Servant of the Public.”
The latest offspring of the Frank A. Munsey Company is The Scrap Book, which, as its name would indicate, is a compilation of all sorts of reading matter, collected from every possible source. As the publishers express it “The Scrap Book will be the most elastic thing that ever happened, in the way of a magazine,—elastic enough to carry anything from a tin whistle to a battle ship.” There are no illustrations in the Scrap Book. It contains 200 pages of solid reading matter. The first number is that for March. From its table of contents we extract the following titles:
The Latest Viewpoints of Men Worth While.
The Beginnings of Stage Careers. By Matthew White, jr.
Roosevelt and the Labor Unions. By Elisha Jay Edwards.
Our Trade Triumphs in 1905.
A Horoscope of the Month. By Marion Y. Bunner.
Benjamin Franklin: A Typical American Citizen. .
The most notable and, at the same time readable, article in the March Scribner’s is Henry Norman’s account of an automobile journey ful’freshness and well illustrated. The best story in the number is undoubtedly Frances Lynde’s “The Floating of Utah Extension.” The colored illustrations in connection with N. C. Wyeth’s description of the “Round-Up” are worthy of note. Contents :
The Flowing Road. A record of the perfect holiday of an automobile journey of 1,300 miles. By Henry Norman, M.P.
A Day With the Round-up. An impression. By N. C. Wyeth.
Jefferson and the All-Star Cast in “The Rivals.’’ By Francis Wilson.
Some Impressions of Lincoln. By E. S. Nadal.
February 10.—This issue contains editorials on “The Drift Towards Secularization,” “The Situation in Hungary,” “The Labor Party and its Programme,” “Mr. Chamberlain’s Inconsistencies,” “The ‘Young Catholics’ of France,” “The Playtime of the Poor,” “Mexico as a Winter Resort.”
February 17.—Contains “Mr. Balfour’s Surrender,” “The Bishop of Carlisle on Religious Education,” “Lord Roberts’ Manifesto,” “The Native Peril in South Africa,” “Temperance Legislation,” “Valentines,” “The Professional Woman” and “Shakespeare in a Surrey Village.”
February 24.—Contains “The King’s Speech,” “The Algeciras Conference, ” “ Departmentalism," “The Report of the Royal Commission on Trade Disputes,” “Pensions and Public Credit,” “Political Wisdom in the Bible,” “A Son of the Soil” and “Fruit Trees and Finches.”
March 3.—Contains “The South African Debate in the Lords.” “The Problem of Indian Military Administration,” “Party Bids at the Political Auction.” “The Latest Developments in Hungary, ” “The Making of a Member,” “Pope’s Ideal Woman,” “Socrates in London” and “Blackbirds.”
David Graham Phillips’ new serial “The Second Generation” begins in the March Success Magazine. There are also two other stories, many anecdotes, several poems and the following articles:
Crossing the Ocean in a Palace. By Samuel Merwin.
Five Million Women now Work for Wages. By Juliet Wilbor Tompkins.
Fighting the Telephone Trust II. By Paul Latzke.
Estimating our Giant Wheat Crop. By Frank Fayant.
Getting Aroused. By Orison Swett Marden.
A Word to Stage-Struck Girls. By Sarah Bernhardt.
The opening article in the March number of this periodical is on “The National Gallery of Scotland,” accompanied by several reproductions of famous paintings. The serial story is by Orme Angus and is entitled “The Master of Minvale.” It is the tale of a strike. There is also a good juvenile serial “Peggy Pendleton’s Plan,” by E. M. Jameson. Contents :
The National Gallery of Scotland. By A. T. Story.
Iceland as I Saw it. By Jessie Ackermann.
A Bible Portrait Gallery. By Ernest G. Harmer.
Christians and the Theatre. Views of eminent preachers.
Roads that Pass Through Churches.
The March Sunset Magazine pays a good deal of attention to gold mining in California, there being several articles on this subject. An article of interest to Canadians tells about the all-American cable to Alaska. There are a few good stories, while the number is filled with interesting pictures. Contents.
California’s Treasure Beds. By Charles G. Yale.
Rivers of Buried Gold. By Carrie Stevens Walter.
Social Life Among Western Miners. By A. Burrows.
Silver State Gold Surprises. By K. R. Casper.
Under the Sea to Alaska. By John F. Tinsley.
The Juvenile Court of Denver. By Ella Costillo Bennett.
Western Boys Beat the World. By Thomas B. Smith.
California’s Norseland. By Arthur W. North.
Tom Watson occupies the first twenty-eight pages of the March issue with a series of editorials on the politics of the day. This is followed among other articles by,
Assessment Insurance. A homily on the Royal Arcanum. By Michael Moroney.
The Philosophy of Money. By J. B. Martin.
Repeal the Land Laws. By Hugh J. Hughes.
Election Reforms. By J. C. Ruppenthal.
The editor of the Windsor Magazine can always be counted on to supply its readers with an elaborately illustrated paper on the work of some great artist every month. A large number of reproductions are given, which are splendidly executed. In the March number we are treated to an article on “The Art of Mr. Herbert Dicksee.” The Windsor also contains in this issue a number of cartoons in color of British statesmen. Contents:
The Art of Mr. Herbert Dicksee. By Enoch Scribe.
Chronicles in Cartoon; a Record of Our own Times. By B. Fletcher Robinson and Wilfrid Meynell.
The Relations of Civilized to Backward Races as Respects Labor. By James Bryce, M.P.
The Victoria Falls. Illustrated. By S. R. Lewison.
The illustrations in the World ToDay are always good and we enjoy looking over each number as it arrives for this special reason. Among the page portraits in the March number may be noted Clement Armand Fallieres, the new President of France, Senator Bailey of Texas, and Lyman Abbott. A striking article is on “Deserted Ireland,” in which the author shows how the Irish are leaving their native land for America and indicates what this means for Ireland. Contents :
Birds that Nest in Colonies. Illustrated. By William L. Finley.
What is the Liberal Policy? By Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.
The President and the Railroad. By Cy. Warman.
Measuring the Earth. By Edward Russell.
The Girl Behind the Counter. By Mary Rankin Cranston.
The New Rival of the Steam Engine. By Frank A. Wilder.
Commercializing Amateur Athletics. By Charles J. P. Lucas.
Deserted Ireland. By Plummer F. Jones.
The Society of Western Artists. By James Spencer Dickerson.
Shall the Chain-Gang Go? By Geo. Herbert Clarke.
The Rights of the Automobilist. By John Farson.
Why China Boycotts us. By Charles Chaille-Long.
“Texas and the Texans” is the most important contribution to the March number of the World’s Work. The article is by M. G. Cunniff and it is most elaborately illustrated. He shows how Texas is marching forward towards a great future. Another article of interest is that on “Capt. Baker and Jamaica,” which shows how a Cape Cod fisherman has redeemed Jamaica from ruin by encouraging the export of fruit. Contents :
The Average Man and His Money. Texas and the Texans. By M. G. Cunniff.
Captain Baker and Jamaica. By Eugene P. Lyle, jr.
The German Army. By William G. Fitz-Gerald.
Life Insurance Corruption V. By “Q. P.”
The Growth of "Fletcherism." By Isaac F. Marcosson.
Growing Oranges in California. By Bertha M. Smith.
A Lesson for the Public Schools. By Adele Marie Shaw.
“Industrialized Politics.” By A Student of New York Politics.
In its thirty-six pages the Young Man gives more good reading matter than many magazines three and four times its size. The March number is replete with good things. The editor himself, Rev. W. Kingscote Greenland (W. Scott-King) contributes the serial “God’s Englishman.” Among the articles in this issue are:
A Young Man’s Point of View. By the Editor.
The Awakening of Labor. By Philip Snowden, M.P.
Self-Made Men in Parliament. By Arthur Porritt.
Ibsen’s “Brand.” By J. E. Rattenbury.
Are Working Men Irreligious? By Rev. Herbert M. Nield.
The Sermons of a Physician. No. 2. By George H. R. Dabbs.
The Politics of Jesus. By Rev. Moffat Logan.
March 1.—The special article in this number is “Our Foreign Policy,” by Senator Henry Cabot, Lodge of Massachusetts. A good boys’ serial “Harry Harding’s Last Year,” by Arthur Stanwood Pier is in course of publication.
March 8.—“The Farm-Hand in England” is the title of an interesting sketch by Lady Henry Somerset. There is also a short paper telling “How to Identify the Sugar Maple.”
March 15.—“The Prima Donna as a Business Woman” is discussed by Gustav Kobbe in this number. In addition to several stories, there is an instructive paper on “Learning the Trade of Baking.”