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Abstract of Transactions of the Anthropological Society of Washington D.C. with the Annual Address of the President, for the First Year, ending January 20, 1880. and for the Second Year, ending January 18, 1881. Prepared by J. W. Powell. Washington: National Republican Printing-House. Pp. 150.

Report of the Cruise of the United States Revenue Steamer Corwin in the Arctic Ocean, With Meteorological Abstracts. By Captain C. L. Hooper, U.S.R.M. Washington: Government Printing-Office. 1880. Pp. 74.

A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (a. d. 1450-1881). Edited by George Grove, D.C.L. Part XIII. Planche to Richter. London and New York: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 128. Price. $1.

Quarterly Report of the Chief of the Bureau of Statistics relative to the Imports, Exports, Immigration, and Navigation of the United States for the Three Months ended December 31, 1880. Pp. 130.

On the Variation of the Leaf-Scars of Lepidodendrum Aculeatum (Sternberg). With Plates. Pp. 16. On the Variations of the Decorticated Leaf-Scars of Certain Sigillariæ. With Plates. Pp. 5. On the Identity of Certain Supposed Species of Sigillaria with Sigillaria Lepidodendrifolia (Brongniart). With Plate. Pp. 5. By Herman L. Fairchild. From the "Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences."

The Nature of Vibration in Extended Media, and the Polarization of Sound. By S. W. Robinson. Philadelphia. 1881. Pp. 12.

Thoughts on Agricultural Education. By E. Lewis Sturtevant, M.D., South Framingham, Massachusetts. 1881. Pp. 19.

The "Spoils" System and Civil-Service Reform in the Custom-House and Post-Office at New York. By Dorman B. Eaton. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 123. Price, 50 cents.

A Fourth State of Matter. By Alexander E. Outerbridge, Jr. Philadelphia. 1881. Pp. 11.

Notes on North American Microgasters, with Descriptions of New Species. By C. V. Riley, M.A., Ph D. From the "Transactions of the Academy of Sciences of St. Louis," April 6, 1881. Pp. 20.

The Infidel Pulpit. A Study of Ingersoll. By George Chainey. Boston. Pp. 8. Price, 5 cents.

The Microscope and its Relation to Medicine and Pharmacy. Edited and published by Charles H. Stowell, M.D., and Lousia Reed Stowelt, M.S. An Illustrated Bi-monthly Journal. Vol. I, I No. 1. Pp. 32. Price $1 a year.

Physiology in Thought, Conduct, and Belief. By Daniel Clark. M.D., Medical Superintendent Asylum for the Insane, Toronto. 1881. Pp. 15.

Rapid Breathing as a Pain-Obtunder in Minor Surgery, Obstetrics, the General Practice of Medicine, and of Dentistry. By W. G. A, Bonwill, D.D.S. Pp. 16.

On the Geology of Florida. By Eugene A, Smith. With a Plate. From the "American Journal of Science." April, 1881. Pp. 17.

The "Journal of Physiology." By Michael Foster, M.D.. F.R.S. Vol. III. No. 1, August, 1880; 2, January, 1881, and Supplement. Published in America under the Auspices of the Johns Hopkins University. Pp. 92, 70, 68. Price, $5 a year.

Contributions to the Anatomy of the Milk-Weed Butterfly, Danais Archippus (Fabr.). By Edward Burgess. Secretary of the Boston Society of Natural History. With Plates. Boston: Published by the Society. Pp. 16.

"The Magazine of Art." London, Paris, and New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. April. 1881. Pp. 34. Price, 35 cents.

Modern Architectural Designs and Details: for Dwellings, Stores, Offices, and Cottages. VI. Plates 41 to 48. New York: Bicknell & Comstock. Price, $1.

The Student's Dream. Chicago: Jansen, McClurg & Co. 1881. Pp. 97. Price, $1.

The Dirt-Cure. By T. L. Nichols, M.D. New York: M. L. Holbrook & Co. 1881. Pp. 88. Price, 50 cents.

Imaginary Quantities: Their Geometrical Interpretation. Translated from the French of M. Argaud. By Professor A. S. Hardy. New York: D. Van Nostrand. 1881. Pp. 135. Price, 50 cents.

Locke's Conduct of the Understanding. Edited, with Introduction, Notes, etc., by Thomas Fowler, M.A. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1881. Pp. 136. Price, 50 cents.

Second German Book, after the Natural or Pestalozzian Method. By James H. Worman, A.M. New York: A. S. Barnes & Co. 1881. Pp. 81. Price, 40 cents.

Working Drawings, and how to make and use them. By Lewis M. Haupt. Philadelphia: Joseph M. Stoddard & Co. 1881. Pp. 53. With Thirty Figures.

Pocket Pronunciation-Book. By E. V. De Graff, A.M. Syracuse, New York: C. W. Bardeen. 1881. Pp. 46. Price, 15 cents.

Short History of Education. Being Articles in the ninth edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Edited by W. H. Payne, A.M. Syracuse, New York: C. W. Bardeen. 1881. Pp. 105. Price, 50 cents.

Cooperation as a Business. By Charles Barnard. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1881. Pp. 234. Price, $1.

The School of Life. By William R. Alger. Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1881. Pp. 205. Price, $1.

How to tell the Parts of Speech. By the Rev. Edwin A. Abbott, D.D. American edition, revised and enlarged. By J. G. R. McElroy, A.M. Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1881. Pp. 143. Price, 75 cents.

Report on Foreign Life-Saving Apparatus. By Lieutenant D. A. Lyle. Washington: Government Printing-Office. 1880. Pp. 45. With Nineteen Plates.

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the Fiscal Year ending June 30. 1880. Washington: Government Printing-Office. 1880. Pp. 391. With Plates.

The Origin Of Primitive Superstitions. By Rushton M. Dorman. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1881. Pp. 398. Price, $3. Illustrated.

Second Report of the United States Entomological Commission for the Years 1878 and 1879. Relating to the Rocky Mountain Locust and the Western Cricket. Washington: Government Printing-office. 1880. Pp. 424. With Map and Illustrations.


Diseases and the Weather.—A paper read by Dr. Henry B. Baker, Secretary of the Michigan State Board of Health, before the Sanitary Convention of that State, furnishes some interesting facts concerning the relation of meteorological conditions and particular diseases. Meteorological reports are received from about thirty observers in different parts of the State, who record the