A capital story by the author of “Pigs is Pigs” is to be found in the April issue, entitled “The Day of the Spank.” There are also several other good short stories in the number. Other contents :
Justice of the Supreme Court. By Frances B. Johnson.
Light: The Civilizer. By David T. Day.
Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman. By Arthur H. Goodrich.
From Yerkes to Dunne. By Henry K. Webster.
The April issue of this instructive periodical has two excellent articles in “Modern Methods of Making Beet Sugar” and “Rubber Culture in Mexico.” Both are illustrated.
Modern Methods of Making Beet Sugar.
A New Russian Flying Machine. By A. F. Collins.
Electrically Manufactured Music.
The Heavens for April. By Prof. McNeil.
The Percival Concrete Tie. By H. M. Riseley.
Perfecting an Invention. Part II. By W. H. Bach.
Rubber Culture in Mexico. By J. B. Main.
The British Battleship Dreadnaught. Submarine Amusement Railway.
The April Book Monthly is as usual most readable. Between the “Personal and Particular” paragraphs in the first pages and the list of “Books of the Month” at the end, the interval is filled with such articles as:
If I Were a Publisher. What Mr. Clement K. Shorter would do. Southward Ho! To Eversley, the Home of Charles Kingsley. By W. J. Roberts.
A Derelict Novel. By Charles M. Clarke.
The Pen and the Book; or Wisdom for Author and Publisher.
Robert Louis Stevenson as a Mother’s Son.
Four reproductions in color of American landscape paintings are a notable feature of the April number of this periodical. The contents are in general excellent, with a decided leaning to the serious. A special writer is investigating conditions at Panama for the magazine, while another is laying bare the corruption in Alaska’s administration. The fiction is of a high order of merit. Contents:
The Mystery of Ancient America. By Broughton Brandenburg.
Tom Johnson: A Type of the Common-Sense American. By David Graham Phillips.
Our Beneficent Despotism. By Clifford Howard.
On the Boston Post Road. By E. W. Kemble and Walter Hale.
The Evans Collection of American Paintings. By Leila Mechlin.
The Modern Public Library. By Hamilton Bell.
The Truth about Panama. I. Sanitation and Colon. By Henry C. Rowland.
The Looting of Alaska. IV. The Reign of Terror. By Rex E. Beach.
Our Mexican Investment. By Edward M. Conley.
A portrait of Stuyyesant Fish appears as frontispiece of the April Arena, and there are also excellent page portraits in the number of Judge Lindsay, W. A. Rogers and Helen M. Gougar. The contents are as usual of an economic and sociological interest.
Trafficking in Trusts; or Philanthropy from the Insurance ViewPoint. By Harry A. Bullock.
Federal Regulation of Railroad Rates. By Prof. Frank Parsons.
Judge Lindsey: A Typical Builder of a Nobler State.
Main Currents of Thought in the 19th Century. By Robert T. Kerlin.
The Single-Tax. By John Z. White.
College Co-Operative Stores in America. By Ira Cross.
Helen M. Gougar: A Noble Type of 20th Century American Womanhood.
America in the Philippines. By Helen M. Gougar.
The Coming Exodus. By Arthur S. Phelps.
Divorce and Remarriage. By Henry F. Harris.
The Color-Line in New Jersey. By Linton Satterthwait.
Mayor Johnson on Municipal Control of Vice.
ASIATIC QUARTERLY REVIEW.
To any person who has ever visited or lived in India, or elsewhere in Asia, the Asiatic Quarterly Review will be found of deep interest, while to others its pages will afford instructive reading. The April issue contains :
Civic Life in India. By A. Yusuf Ali.
Young India: Its Hopes and Aspirations. By Shaikh Abdul Qadir.
The Partition of Bengal and the Bengali Language. By S. M. Mitra.
Madras Irrigation and Navigation. By General J. F. Fischer.
Arabic Verbs. By A. H. Kisbany.
The Souls of Black Folk. By R. E. Forrest.
The Yunnan Expedition of 1875. By General H. A. Browne.
The Atlantic Monthly for April is a standard number with the usual range of valuable contributions on art, music, education, law, finance, politics, etc. The publishers endeavor to provide a thoughtful article on some phase of each of these subjects. A group of noted writers contribute to the April number. Contents :
Making Education Hit the Mark. By Willard Giles Parsons.
The Reform in Church Music. By Justine Bayard Ward.
The Tenth Decade of the United States. VI. 39th Congress. By William Garrott Brown.
Criminal Law Reform. By George W. Alger.
A Plea for the Enclosed Garden. By Susan S. Wainwright.
The Testimony of Biology to Religion. By C. W. Saleeby.
Railway Securities as an Investment. By Alexander D. Noyes.
Questions of the Far East. By John W. Foster.
What Shall We Do With Public Documents. By William S. Rossiter.
Tide Rivers. By Lucy Scarborough Conant.
Illustrations in the Badminton are always beautifully executed and, as there are a great many of them, an opportunity of looking through an issue is seized with delight. Naturally sports and pastimes are the main topics.
Sportsmen of Mark. VI. Captain Wentworth Hope-Johnstone. By Alfred F. T. Watson.
Hunting in the Middle Ages. By the Baroness S. von C.
The Coming Cricket Season. By Home Gordon.
Big-Game Shooting at Lake Baringo. By C. V. A. Peel.
The Racing Season. By the Editor.
Scouts and Outposts. By Claude E. Benson.
Betting. By G. H. Stutfield.
The Art of Failing. By Lilian E. Bland.
The contents of the British Workman, though few in number, are always good. In the April number:
Some Reminiscences of the Late Dr. Barnardo. By one of His Helpers.
A Wonderful Vessel. The “Carmania.” By F. M. Holmes.
Men Who are Working for Others. 3. Robert J. Parr. By H. Davies.
The Founding of Greenwich Hospital.
The April Broadway is a bright number, with several features worthy of note, apart from its list of short stories.
Wireless Telegraphy as It is To-Day. By Lee de Forest.
New York’s Animal Hospitals. By Anna Mason.
A Roman Easter Celebration. By Raffaele Simboli.
Magnetism vs. Art in the Actor. By Orrin Johnson.
Trade Schooling for Young Men and Women. By N. C. Marbourg.
Fun and Facts of Mountain Climbing. By Annie .S. Peck.
A series of pictures of scenes in the life of Christ reproduced in tint from celebrated paintings is a leading feature of the April issue of the Canadian Magazine. A valuable article on the Grand Trunk Pacific with portraits of the directors is contributed by Norman Patterson. The other contents, both prose and verse, are well up to the high standard of the magazine. Contents:
The Orinoco—A Wasted Waterway. By G. M. L. Brown.
The Grand Trunk Pacific. By Norman Patterson.
The House of Lords Question. By H. Linton Eccles.
Reminiscences of a Loyalist. By Stinson Jarvis.
A Canadian Painter and His Work. F. S. Cliallener. By J. W. Beatty.
Canadian Celebrities. No. 69. W. D. Lighthall. By R. S. Somerville.
The Farmers and the Tariff. By E. C. Drury.
Fiction in Cassell’s Magazine can always be recommended, and the April issue contains some good stories by such skilled romancers as H. Rider Haggard, Major Arthur Griffiths, Mavne Lindsay, Edwin Pugh and Arthur W. Marchmont. The more serious contents are:
The Story of Harry de Windt. By Raymond Blathwayt.
Dulwich Picture Gallery. By James A. Manson.
The Story of the Cotton Growers. By G. T. T. Buckell.
Old St. Paul’s. By W. W. Hutchings.
Lighting London. By Walter T. Roberts.
Magazine contains many interesting illustrations, which are admirably reproduced on the heavy coated stock on which this magazine is printed. In fact, the illustrations in Cassier’s are one of its best features. The April table of contents is extensive.
Engineering in the Logging Industry. By Henry Hale.
The Field of Electric Direct-Current Service. By H. L. Abbott.
Electric Central Station Advertising. By Charles H. B. Chapin.
Utilization of Natural Energy. By Dr. Louis Bell
The Suction Gas Producer. By W. H. Booth.
Power House Economies. By W. P. Hancock.
The Electric City of the Future. By S. Morgan Bushnell.
Recent British Locomotive Engineering. By Charles Rous-Marten.
The Menace of Privilege. By R. W. Raymond.
A Question of Good Advertising. By W. D. Forbes.
Reinforced Concrete in Power Station Work. By H. S. Knowlton.
The most notable content of the April Century is W. J. Bryan’s “Individualism vs. Socialism.” Mrs. Humphry Ward’s serial, “Fenwick’s Career” and Frederick T. Hill’s “Lincoln the Lawyer” are continued. Contents :
A Sculptor of the Laborer. By Christian Brinton.
Individualism vs. Socialism. By W. J. Bryan.
Public Squares in City and Village. By Sylvester Baxter.
Historic Palaces of Paris. By Camille Gronkowski.
Lincoln the Lawyer. By Frederick T. Hill.
March 24. “Railroad Senators Unmasked,” by Henry Beach Needham; “Stockyard Secrets,” by Upton Sinclair.
March 31. “What is Yellow,” by Norman Hapgood; “Cuba at Boiling Point,”" by “A Pernicious American”; “The Passing of Susan B. Anthony,” by Ida H. Harper; “Up for Trial,” by Arthur Train; “Those Private Bills,” by John C. Chaney.
April 7. “Real Soldiers of Fortune,” by Richard Harding Davis.
April 14. “Under the White Terror,” by Albert Edwards; “The Changing Order,” by W. J. Ghent.
“A Stormy Morning,” the serial by Lady Napier, is concluded in the April number of Chambers’s Journal. There is the usual supply of firstclass fiction and instructive articles in the issue, all equally good. Nightfall on the Wouvi.
The Queer Side of the Cabinet. By Henry Leach.
Ancient Gems and Precious Stones. The Estate-Agent.
Why Railways Do Not Pay Better.
Old-Age Pensions. By George McCrae, M.P.
Across the Atlantic in an Open Boat.
The Cost of Living on the Rand.
How an Atlantic Liner Provides for its Clientele.
Mr. Peck-Ridge, M.P. By Henry W. Lucy.
The Duchy of Cornwall and Estates.
More About an Ideal Friendly Society.
There are four colored plates in the April Connoisseur: “The Infanta Margarita Teresa,” by Velasquez; “Miss Alexander,” by Whistler”; “Miss Eveleen Tennant,” by Millais, and “Oleanders,” by Ella du Cane. There are, of course, a great many other interesting illustrations in the number. Contents:
The Marquess of Bristol’s Collection at Ickworth. Part I. By Leonard Willoughby.
The Engravings of Andrea Mantegna. Part I. By A. M. Hind.
Some Specimens of Chinese Porcelain. By Mrs. Willoughby Hodgson.
Louis XVI Furniture. By Gaston Gramont.
Robert and Richard Dighton, Portrait Etchers. By D. C. Calthrop.
Stamp Notes. By William S. Lincoln.
The Earliest Known Paintings on Cloth.
This standard review supplies quite a number of valuable articles in its April number. Its contributors include several noted writers. Contents:
The New Government and its Problems. By J. A. Spender.
Religious Events in France. By Testis.
The Marquis Saionji. By J. Takegoshi.
The New Aristocracy of Mr. Wells. By J. A. Hobson.
Direction for Popular Pleaders. By Ernest A. Baker.
The Franco-German Frontier. By Demetrius C. Boulger.
Archaeology and Criticism. By W. H. Bennett.
The Truth About the Monasteries. By G. G. Coulton.
The Limitations of Napoleon’s Genius. By J. Holland Rose.
The Catholic Threat of Passive Resistance. By P. T. Forsyth.
Dramatic Form and Substance. By Philip Littell.
The most entertaining article in the April Cornhill is undoubtedly the sketch of “The New House of Commons” by J. H. Yoxall, M.P., which is written in narrative style, recording the experiences of Mr. Titmouse of Yatton, a young member. Contents :
A New Tale of Two Cities. By Lawrence Gomme, F.S.A.
A Journey of Surprises. By Mrs. Archibald Little.
The New House of Commons. By J. H. Yoxall, M.P.
Concerning a Millennium. By A. D. Godley.
The April Cosmopolitan may be aptly termed a number of protest — Wall Street, the U.S. Senate, the new artistocracy of wealth and Senator Platt are all vigorously assailed in four separate articles. But the number is not given over entirely to attacks. We are treated to some excellent fiction, notably stories by W. W. Jacobs, H. G. Wells and Sir Gilbert Parker. Contents:
Wall Street and the House of Dollars. By Ernest Crosby.
Idols of the Russian Masses. By Christian Brinton.
The New Aristocracy. By Gertrude Atherton.
The Treason of the Senate. By David Graham Phillips.
The Lesson of Platt. By Alfred Henry Lewis.
What Life Means to Me. By John Burroughs.
Temptations of a Young Journalist. By T. T. Williams.
Story of Paul Jones. By Alfred Henry Lewis.
It would be hard to specify the most interesting feature in the April Craftsman. The magazine is a beautiful production typographically, and all its contents are in harmony. The many choice illustrations add greatly to its charm.
Tendency Toward an American Style of Architecture. By Russell Sturgis.
Making of a Modern Stained Glass Window. By Frederick S. Lamb.
Adaptation of Public Architecture to American Needs.
John W. Alexander, Artist. By P. T. Farnsworth.
Mural Painting: An Art for the People.
Daniel Chester French’s Four Symbolic Groups.
A Great Iniquity. By Leo Tolstoy.
Portraits of several notable literary people are to be found in the April Critic, as well as several entertaining articles on literary subjects. Letters of a Poet to a Musician.
The Russian Players. By Homer Saint-Gaudens.
The Prayer-Book of Cardinal Grimani. By Maud Barrows Dutton.
James Matthew Barrie. By E. M. D.
A Concord Note-Book. By F. B. Sanborn.
A Young Goethe. By Elizabeth Luther Cary.
Not the least interesting of the articles in the April number is that in which W. Larkins, a famous steeple-jack, chats about his experiences. The article is accompanied by a number of illustrations, which give a good idea of the perilous work of the steeple-jack. There is the usual collection of short stories in the number.
The Cheap Cottage. By Spencer Edge.
Kisses. By Beatrice Heron-Maxwell.
’Twixt Heaven and Earth. By J. Loughmore.
Foreign Authors of To-Day. By Cosmopolitan.
Stories of H.M. the King. By Walter Nathan.
“The Weird-Wailing Banshee.” By A. W. Jarvis.
In the April issue there begins a series of articles on the coal trust by Hartley Davis. At the same time Charles Edward Russell is continuing his researches into social conditions in Europe under the heading of “Soldiers of the Common Good.” “The Spoilers,” by Rex E. Beach, is continued.
The Coal Trust, the Labor Trust and the People. By Hartley Davis.
The Gathering of the Churches. By Eugene Wood.
Soldiers of the Common Good. By Charles Edward Russell.
House-Keeping on Half-a-million a Year. By Emily Harrington.
The Fight for the Big Three. By Thomas W. Lawson.
In addition to Eden Phillpott’s serial in the April Fortnightly, there are thirteen articles of a substantial character in the number. Not the least interesting is Henry James’ sketch of Philadelphia.
Morocco and Europe: The Task of Sir E. Grey. By Perseus.
Socialists and Tories. By G. S. Street.
Letters and the Ito. By Israel Zangwill.
Chinese Labor and the Government. By J. Saxon Mills.
A Saint in Fiction. By Mrs. Crawford.
The Continental Camps and the British Fleet.
The Public, the Motorist; and the Royal Commission. By Henry Norman, M.P.
Afternoon Calls. By Mrs. John Lane.
Progress or Reaction in the Navy. By Archibald S. Hurd.
A Forecast of the Legion of Frontiersmen. By Roger Pocock.
A French Archbishop. By Constance E. Maud.
The Survival-Value of Religion, By C. W. Saleeby, M.D.
Philadelphia. By Henry James.
The April-June issue of this leading American quarterly review contains the customary surveys of the progress made during the first quarter of the year in the departments of politics, science, finance, music and education. These have been discussed as follows:
American Politics. By Henry Litchfield West.
Foreign Affairs. By A. Maurice Low.
Applied Science. By Henry Harrison Suplee.
Finance. By Alexander D. Noyes.
Music. By Joheph Sohn.
Educational Outlook. By Ossian H. Lang.
Dr. Birkbeck Hill and His Edition of Johnson’s “Lives of the Poets.” By Prof. W. P. Trent.
An Effort to Suppress Noise. By Mrs. Isaac L. Rice.
Japan’s Policy in Korea. By Count Okuma.
The April Grand is full of readable articles and stories. A. E. W. Mason tells which of his stories he considers to be his best and reproduces it so that the reader may judge for himself. Other contents :
Playwriting as a Profession. By Horace W. C. Newte.
Under the X-Rays. No. 15. The Blight of Red Tape in England. By T. C. Bridges.
The Journal of the House of Commons. By John J. Mooney.
Annihilating Distance. By Thomas Cox Meech.
Both Sides. Do Juries Ensure Justice?
The Natural and the Supernatural. By Frank Podmore.
The Secret of Success. III. Success in the Army.
Traps for Investors. By G. Sidney Paternoster.
Why is Home Dull? By Dora Chapman.
Sir Henry Irving. XI. By Joseph Hatton.
The Hibbert Journal, the English quarterly review of religion, theology and philosophy, is a splendid production typographically, and its contents cover a wide range of interest. In the April number:
Is the Religion of the Spirit a Working Religion for Mankind? By Dom. Cuthbert Butler.
How Japanese Buddhism Appeals to a Christian Theist. By Prof. J. Estlin Carpenter.
Does Christian Belief Require Metaphysics? By Prof. E. S. Drown.
Mr. Birrell’s Choice. By Rev. J. W. Diggle.
The Working Faith of the Social Reformer. III. By Prof. Henry Jones, LL.D.
St. Catherine of Siena. By Edmund G. Gardner.
The Laws and Limits of Development in Christian Doctrine. By Rev. W. Jones-Davies.
The Salvation of the Body by Faith. By the author of “Pro Christo et Ecclesia.”
The Resurrection: A Layman’s Dialogue. By T. W. Rolleston.
Christianity and Science. II. The Divine Element in Christianity. By Sir Oliver Lodge.
Enlarged and otherwise improved, the Idler Magazine for April comes to hand with many entertaining features. A new serial, “Springtime,” by H. C. Bailey, begins, and there are stories by Robert Barr and several other clever story writers.
The Wonderland of Ceylon. By Gen Sir George Woiseley.
The Druce Case. Edited by Kenneth Henderson.
To the art lover the Studio is full of delights. Especially charming are the fine colored plates that appear in each number. The April issue contains “Autumn,” by Alfred East; “Chateau Gaillard,” by Alfred East; a study in grey and red by J. Hoppner; “Astwells, Northamptonshire,” by T. L. Shoosmith; “Ostrov Kampa,” by Vaclav Jansa, and “Folding the Sheep,” besides a profusion of photogravures. The literary contents:
On Sketching from Nature. By Alfred East.
The International Society’s Sixth Annual Exhibition.
The Rothschild Artizans’ Dwellings in Paris.
The Arts and Crafts Exhibition at the Grafton Gallery.
Modern French Pastellists. L. LevyDhurmer. By Frances Keyzer.
The Lay Figure: On the National Duty to Art.
Gutzon Borglum, Painter and Sculptor. By Leila Mechlin.
The Elton Memorial Vase. By Geo. E. Bissell.
The Recent Exhibition by Chicago Artists.
Wood Carving at the Metropolitan Museum.
Lippincott’s is mainly a fiction magazine. It can always be recommended for a good collection of stories, and its humorous section, “Walnuts and Wine,” is famous in magazinedom. There are seven first-class short stories in the April number and a complete novelette by Samuel Merwin, “The Battle of the Fools,” the story of a struggle between a big railroad and a man. Other contents:
Degas: The Artist and His Work. By Marie van Vorst.
A Window in the Washington Post Office. By Willard French.
Fiction occupies the major portion of the April McClure’s, leaving room for only three or four articles. Of these the character sketch of Count Witte and Dr. Hutchinson’s attack on the food-faddists are best worth reading.
Reminiscences of a Long Life. VI. By Carl Schurz.
Some Diet Delusions. By Woods Hutchinson, A.M., M.D.
Witte: A Great Man Facing Failure. By Perceval Gibbon.
Part the first of Herbert N. Casson’s history of the steel and iron industry in America begins in the April number. There is a group of eight short stories of the style that makes Munsey’s Magazine so readable, while several colored illustrations add to the attractiveness of the number. Contents:
The Romance of Steel and Iron in America. Part I. By Herbert N. Casson.
The Decadence of Positive Authority. By Charles H. Parkhurst, D.D.
Impressions of Manila. By Atherton Brownell.
People Talked About in Paris. By Vance Thompson.
Some Great Old Plays. III. Rip Van Winkle. By James L. Ford.
The Irish in America. By Herbert N. Casson.
The Art of Courtesy. By Harry Thurston Peck.
The Most Valuable Ten-Acre Lot in the World. By Eugene S. Willard.
The April National is a fairly standard issue with no particularly outstanding features.
Affairs at Washington. By Joe Mitchell Chapple.
Joaquin Miller at the Heights. By C. W. Stoddard.
Gotham in Golden Chains. By John Coulter.
The Passing of Jules Verne. By Sarah D. Hobart.
A Day with Marquis Ito. By Youe Noguchi.
Adventures of a Special Correspondent. By Gilson Willets.
There is considerable fiction in the April issue of the New England, though of more serious articles there is a good supply. The publishers are featuring John W. Ryckman’s investigations into insurance methods, “The Despotism of Combined Millions.” They also give space to a lengthy illustrated description of Brockton, Massachusetts.
The Trail of the Mormon. By Clifton Johnson.
A New England Longing. By Abram Wyman.
Making Maple Sugar. By Harry A. Packard.
Vermont’s Revolutionary Heroine By Helen Vanderheyden.
Handel and “The Messiah.” By Herbert O. McCrillis.
Teachers’ Conventions Down East. By Mary C. Robinson.
The Despotism of Combined Millions. By John W. Ryckman.
Fiction predominates in the Easter issue of this magazine, though among the other literary contributions there are some very good articles.
Miracles of Santa Ysabel. By Eloise J. Roorbach.
Japanese Mist Pictures. By Charles Lorrimer.
Private Extravagance and the Public Weal. By Austin Lewis.
An Italian Quarter Mosaic. By J. M. Scanland.
Zona Growth of Trees Progressively from North to South. By J. E. Carne.
Markets and Myths of Manxland. By K. E. Thomas.
The April Pall Mall is a good all round number. Opening with a series of unusual photographs of scenes in London, the contents embrace a wide variety of subjects. There are several clever short stories, notably a North-West Mounted Police yarn by Lawrence Mott. An interview with Thomas Gibson Bowles, whom Mr. Balfour recently defeated in, London, is a feature. Contents:
A New Aspect of London: The City through an American Camera.
The New Liberal Government: As seen by an Opposition caricaturist. By G. R. Halkett.
A Shakespeare Birthday: a Reminiscence of Charles Dickens. By Harry Furniss.
A Week’s Adventure in the East End. By A. C. R.
Studies in Personality: Mr. Thomas Gibson Bowles. By Herbert Vivian.
The Trail of the Pioneer. The Adventures of a Miner in the Gulf Country of Australia. By Alexander Macdonald.
The Easter number of Pearson’s is largely given over to fiction, in which department there are several good stories, notably an amusing skit by Charles Battell Loomis on “The Fire at Bond’s.” A scathing article by Rene Bache on “America’s Race Suicide” is a notable content.
Who Makes the Spirit of War? By James Creelman.
A Sailor of Fortune. By Albert Bigelow Paine.
The Stories of the Plays. By William Grenvil.
America’s Race Suicide. By Rene Bache.
POLITICAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY.
The March issue of this weighty publication is the first number of a new volume. The contents are as usual learned and exhaustive.
Sovereignty and Government. By Franklin H. Giddings.
Regulation of Railway Rates. By A. B. Stickney.
Ballot Laws and their Workings. By Philip L. Allen.
The Connecticut Land System. By Nelson P. Mead.
Municipal Home Rule. By Frank J. Goodnow.
The Management of English Towns. By Charles H. Hartshorne.
A Socialist History of France. By Charles A. Beard.
The April issue of this out-of-door magazine reflects the coming of spring in many alluring illustrations. A multiplicity of short articles, stories and poems, all dealing with life in the open, make its pages particularly entertaining at this time of the year.
Sullivan County Trout. By L. F. Brown.
Salmon Fishing at the Clubs. By Charles Hallock.
Fishing on Cage Lake. By M. T. Frisbic.
Summer on Highland Lake. By John H. Keene.
Queer Bait. By W. M. Hart.
A Canadian Paradise. By C. E. Mills.
ROD AND GUN
The near approach of the holiday season makes Rod and Gun a welcome arrival. The April number is well supplied with readable articles.
Exploring Northern Ontario. By James Dickson, O.L.S.
The Best Old Dog in the Land. By Rev. C. F. Yates.
Duck Shooting on the St. John River, N.B. By T. Q. Dowling.
The Wild Rice Harvest of the Mississaugas. By B. Dale.
Caribou Shooting in British Columbia. By C. G. Cowan.
How I Shot My Moose. By Avery Moorehouse.
Viscount John. By Dr. J. M. Harper.
Camp Fires and Their Environments. By L. F. Brown.
The cover design of the Royal Magazine can always be counted on to be surprisingly striking. That on the April number is so striking that it passes description. The contents of the number are bright and varied. In fact the Royal is probably the most entertaining of the lighter English magazines. Contents:
“The Stage” at Home.
A Day as Orderly Officer. By “Khaki.”
Our Friend the Donkey. By John Glenfield.
Survivors’ Tales of Great Events, XV. The burning of the transport “Sarah Sands.” By W. oWod and George Diggens.
Rock and Water Gardens. By George A. Best.
Another volume is completed with the April number of St. Nicholas. The contents of this issue are as usual bright and readable. The life story of Robert Louis Stevenson is prettily told by Ariadne Gilbert, and Charles C. Johnson writes entertainingly of the manual training and physical culture taught in New York public schools. The number is well illustrated, and there are the usual number of stories.
The Lighthouse-Builder’s Son. (Robert Louis Stevenson). By Ariadne Gilbert.
The Boys’ Life of Abraham Lincoln. By Helen Nicolay.
Training Both Head and Hand. By Charles C. Johnson.
Nature and Science for Young Folks.
March 10. “Mr. Haldane’s Policy,” “The Dissolution of the Bloc,” “The Navy and the New Crew.” “The Tramp,” “British Trade and the New Tariffs,” “Mr. Hewlett at the Court Theatre,” “PlainSong Again,” “Bird Life on the Polders.”
March 24. “De Africa Semper" “Military Facts and Fancies" “Protection for British Seamen." “The Liberals and Ritual Legislation" “Hired Furniture," “Pure Beer; a Study in Fallacies,” “Irish Folk Music," “Toy Books."
March 31. “The Attorney-General vs. the Labor Party" “The Opportunity of the House of Lords,” “The New Phase in Workmen’s Compensation," “Sugar Production in Britain," “Sea Lions from Japan.”
The most noteworthy contribution to the April issue of Scribner’s Magazine is the article on the PanAmerican Railway by Charles M. Pepper, United States and Pan-American Railway Commissioner, with a series of valuable pictures of the progress of construction. This is the first in a series of articles on “The Railways of the Future.” The other contents of the number are up to the high standard set by the publishers.
The Waters of Venice. By Arthur Symons.
The Pan-American Railway. By Charles M. Pepper.
The Caribou and His Kindred. By Ernest Thompson Seton.
Cooper. By W. C. Brownell.
Sir Francis Seymour Haden, P.R.E. By William B. Boulton.
March 10. “Payment of Members," "The Fall of the French Ministry," “The House of Lords and Legislation," “The Clouds on the Horizon,” “Children’s Meals and Parents’ Pockets,” “Christianity and Compromise,” “The Fortune Tellers,” “Out-of-door Games at Country Houses.”
March 17. “Mr. Balfour and the Fiscal Debate,” “The New French Ministry,” “Mr. Haldane and the Army that we Need,” “The Chancellor of the Exchequer on Economy,” “Mr. Courtney as the Apostle of Risk,” “Criticism of the Absent,” “The Science of Genealogy," “Nature Study and Modern Verse.”
March 31. “The Algeciras Conference, ” “The Trade Disputes Bill," “The Chinese Commissioners,” “The Taxation of Land Values,” “The Bible and the Church,” “The Social Admonitions of a French Saint,” “Morals and the East Wind," “Hibernation in Hedgerow and Wood.”
William Jennings Bryan is the leading contributor to the April issue of Success Magazine. He has been specially cammissioned by the publishers to investigate conditions in China particularly as they relate to America. Another excellent article in this issue is Frank Fayant’s “Story of Steel,” in which he traces the marvelous development of the steel industry in America. Contents:
The Chinese Question. By William Jennings Bryan.
The Story of Steel. By Frank Fayant.
The Habit of Governing Badly.— Newark. By Samuel Merwin.
Heinrich Conried—Opera Builder, By J. Herbert Welch.
Am I to be Oslerised? By Orison Swett Marden.
Fighting the Telephone Trust. III. By Paul Latzke
Applying for a Position. By Henry C. Walker.
A more entertaining magazine it would he hard to find than the Technical World. The April number is not only rich in readable articles, but it is brimful of illustrations as well. Some may imagine from the title that the Technical World is abstruse, but such is not the case. The contents are within the grasp of every reader.
Billion-Dollar Steel Trust Makes Microbes Pay Dividends. By Henry M. Hyde.
Niagara Falls Already Ruined. By Alton D. Adams.
When Life or Death Hangs on a Blood-Stain. By W. F. Watson.
Skee-Runners in the High Alps. By Fritz Morris.
Alice and the Alternating Current. By George C. Hawkins.
Blessed—then Cursed—by Water. By Edgar F. Howe.
Gun-Cotton Used as Fuel. By William R. Stewart.
Quarrelsome Cannibal of the Ocean. By Henry Morrow.
Trolley Line Hanging in Air. By Dr. Alfred Gradenwitz.
Vast Forest of Crystal Trees. By Guy E. Mitchell.
Seen at the Automobile Shows. By David Beecroft.
Life-Stories of Successful Men. E.B. Eddy. By Albert R. Carman.
The April number of Watson’s is a regulation issue, containing six editorials by Thomas E. Watson, a number of stories and several articles on populistic subjects.
Machine Rule and its Termination. By George H. Shibley.
Control or Ownership. By Charles Q. de France.
Our Civilization. By Count Tolstoy.
A Coal Miner’s Story. By Charles S. Moody.
Those that are Joined Together. By Charles Fort.
The Russian Apostle of Populism. By Thomas C. Hutton.
The artist whose work is elaborately illustrated in the April Windsor is J. C. Dollman. Fourteen of his best pictures are reproduced, many of them in full-page size. A profusely illustrated article on the great north land of Canada and its inhabitants, written by Ernest E. Williams, appears under the title “Via Hudson Bay." Contents :
The Art of Mr. J. C. Dollman, A.R.W.S. By S. L. Bensusan.
Chronicles in Cartoon. V. Bench and Bar. By Fletcher Robinson.
Via Hudson Bay. By Ernest E. Williams.
WOMAN’S HOME COMPANION.
A great deal of entertaining matter is crowded into the Woman’s Home Companion every month. The stories, of which there are always a good supply, are cleverly selected and the hints for the home are always novel and bright. Of articles of a more serious nature in the April issue we find:
The Havoc of the Avalanche. By George W. Fitz.
The Strangest of Christian Pilgrimages. By Rev. John B. Devins.
The Four Greatest Living Americans at Work.
A set of photographs, “In Maple Sugar Time,” is an interesting feature in the April issue, which is as usual a comprehensive number. Excellent likenesses of Andrew Carnegie, Grover Cleveland and Joseph G. Cannon appear, and the range of other illustrations is sufficiently numerous to provide a picture for almost every page. Contents:
The Siren’s Island. By Edith H. Andrews.
Judge Lindsey and His Work. By Helen Grey.
Facts and Problems of Adolescence. By James Rowland Angell.
The American Manufacturer in China. By Arthur D. Coulter.
The Birth of an Automobile. By Sigmund Krauz.
Consular Reform. By C. Arthur Williams.
Silhouettes from Life. By H. G. Dwight.
The Palette and Chisel Club. By Thomas Bruce Thompson.
Why Arizona Opposes Union with New Mexico. By Dwight B. Heard.
How Immigration is Stimulated. By Frederic Austin Ogg.
A Royal Artist. By Louis G. Northland.
The Theater in France To-day. By Cora Roche Howland.
WORLD’S WORK (AMERICAN).
April World’s Work is introduced to the public as a policyholder’s manual, deriving the title from its exhaustive study of insurance and the insurance problem. No fewer than thirteen articles on every phase of the question are in the list of contents, while other articles, of which there are at least three important ones, are relegated to a secondary place. Contents:
The Bank Depositor and His Money.
A Personal Guide to Life Insurance.
The Insurance Revolution.
Changes in the “Big Three” Companies.
Life Insurance as a Profession. By Leroy Scott.
The Meaning of Insurance Words. The Cheapest Insurance.
The Kind of Policy to Buy.
The Deception of “Prize” Policies.
Surrendering and Exchanging Bad Policies.
Personal Experiences of Policyholders
Rich Men’s Insurance.
How the States Supervise Insurance.
What Companies to Insure in.
The Socialist Party. By Upton Sinclair.
Twenty-Five Years of Tuskegee. By Booker T. Washington.
Great Riches. By Charles W. Eliot.
WORLD’S WORK (ENGLISH).
A splendid full-page portrait of Sir William Van Horne forms the frontispiece of the April number of the World’s Work. It accompanies an article in which Sir William is interviewed on Canadian affairs. The number contains many other excellent features, notably a description of the new Cunard steamships. In all there are to be found seventy illustrations in the pages of the World’s Work. Contents:
Marines as Chauffeurs. By Fred T. Jane.
Across the Atlantic in Five Days. By F. A. A. Talbot.
How a Small Farmer Succeeded. By “Home Counties.
Canada, America and British Trade. Interview with Van Horne.
The March of Events. By Henry Norman.
A Private Menagerie. By W. M. Webb.
The Marvels of Photography. By H. W Lanier.
Motors and Men. By the Editor.
The New Spirit in London Locomotion.
The Automatic Rifle. By H. G. Archer.
The Queen of Flowers. By S. L. Bastin.