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Q. F. Boston: Report on Physical Culture in Schools. Pp. 15.

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Proceedings continued.

Agriculture, United States Department of Insect Life. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 62.

Bierbower, Austin. The Virtues and their Reasons. Chicago: George Sherwood & Co. Pp. 294.

Black, John C. Report of the Commissioner of Pensions for 1888. Washington: Government Printing-office. Pp. 123.

Bowker, R R. The President's Message. 1887. With Annotations. New York: G. P. Putnam's & Sons. Pp. 33. 25 cents.

Browning, Oscar. Aspects of Education. New York: Industrial Education Association. Pp. 48. 20 cents.

Carter, J. M. G. Synopsis of the Medical Botany of the United States. St. Louis: George H. Field. Pp. 176.

Chamberlin, Thomas C, Madison, Wis. The Ethical Functions of Scientific Study. Pp. 22.

Christopher. W. S. Chemical Experiments for Medical Students. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co. Pp. 84, with Blanks. $1.

Cope, E. D. Synopsis of the Vertebrate Fauna of the Puerco Series. Pp. 69, with Plates.

De Annas, Huan Ignacio. La Zoologia de Colon y de los Primeros Exploradores de América (The Zoölogy of Columbus and of the first Explorers of America). Havana. Pp. 185.

Fernow, B. E. Report of the Division of Forestry for 1887. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 156.

Foster, Michael, and others. "The Journal of Physiology," August, 1888. Cambridge, England: Scientific Instrument Company. Pp. 160, with Plates.

Guthrie, Ossian, Chicago. The Great Lakes and their Relations to the Lakes and Gulf Water-Way. Pp. 31.

Hale, E. M., M.D., Chicago. Glonoin, a Heart Remedy. Pp. 8.

Hydrographic Bureau, Naval Office. Pilot Chart of the North Atlantic Ocean for September. Sheet.

Jewett, Rev. Edward H. The Two Wine Theory discussed by Eighty-six Clergymen, with a Review. New York: E. Steiger & Co. Pp. 176.

Jordan, David Starr. A Brief Account of the Darwinian Theory of the Order of Species. Chicago: A. B. Lehman & Co. Pp. 63. 25 cents.

Kellogg E. L. & Co., Chicago. A list of most Valuable Books on Teaching, etc. Pp. 78.

L. A. H.. Philadelphia. The Successful Palliation of Hay-Fever. Pp. 6.

Lockwood, Dr Samuel. Animal Memoirs. Part I, Mammals. New York and Chicago: Ivison, Blakeman & Co. Pp. 317.

Monthaye. E. Krupp and De Bange. Translated by O. E. Michaelis. New York: Thomas Prosser & Son. Pp. 217.

Michigan. Agricultural College of. Experiments with Wheat, and with Plaster, Ashes, and Salt, as a Top-Dressing for Meadow and Pasture-Lands. Pp. 11.

Moore, J. S. Friendly Letters to American Farmers and others. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 101. 25 cents.

Muller, Frank. Virginia, Definitive Determination of Coast, 1887. Pp. 13.

Nast, Thomas. The President's Message, 1887. With Illustrations. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 38.

Nebraska, University of. University Studies. Vol. I, No. 1. Lincoln. Pp. 66. $1.

New York Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, Bulletin Nos. 11 and 12, September, 1888. Pp. 10 and 8.

New York Academy of Natural Sciences, Annals. Nos. 5, 6, and 7. Pp. 192, with Plates.

Ohio, Report of the State Board of Health for the Year ending October 31, 1887. Pp. 410.

"Printers' Ink." Vol. I, No. 5. Semi-Monthly. New York. Pp. 480.

Riley, C. V. On the Causes of Variation in Organic Bodies. Salem, Mass.: The Salem Press. Pp. 51.

Roosevelt. Theodore. Essays on Practical Politics. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 74. Paper, 10 cents.

Roe, Edward Reynolds. God Reigns. Chicago: Laird & Lee. Pp. 187.

Learcy. James Thomas, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Heredity. Pp. 16.

Sherwood. George & Co., Chicago. The New Model First Reader. Pp. 96. 35 cents.

Simon. W. Manual of Chemistry. Second edition. Philadelphia: Lea Brothers & Co. Pp. 479.

Swain Free School, New Bedford, Mass. Conditions of Admission and Retention, Courses of Study, etc., 1888-'89. Pp. 29.

Texas, University of. School of Geology. Plan of Instruction. Pp. 4.

United States. Reports from Consuls, May, 1888. Pp. 196.

United States National Museum. Proceedings continued.

Whitman, C. O., and Allis, Edward Phelps, Jr. "Journal of Morphology," August, 1888. Boston: Ginn & Co.

Wines, Frederick Howard. American Prisons, in the Tenth United States Census. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 36. 25 cents.

 

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Death of Richard A. Proctor.—Mr. Richard Anthony Proctor, the distinguished writer and lecturer on astronomy and other subjects, died in this city, September 12th, of yellow fever. He had left his home at Oak Lawn, Florida, to go to England and fulfill some lecture engagements, and had engaged passage on one of the steamers appointed to sail on the following Saturday. He was apparently in good health, and there had been no yellow fever at Oak Lawn; but very soon after reaching his hotel he complained of being ill. A doctor was sent for. His disease rapidly developed. He was transferred to the Willard Parker Hospital, and died there, in less than sixty hours after he was first taken. A portrait of Mr. Proctor and a sketch of his life up to that time were given in the "Monthly" for February, 1874. His life has been a very busy one since then. He has written incessantly, contributing to journals of every kind, on a great variety of subjects, but always with the most interest on those relating to astronomy. A few years ago he started a periodical, first weekly, afterward monthly, called "Knowl-