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LITERARY NOTICES.

two which preceded it, the lessons dealing with plants, insects, birds, and fishes.

It inspires confidence in Mr. Benjamin Y. Conklin's text-book of English Grammar and Composition (Appleton, 75 cents) to find the author saying in his "hints to teachers": "In teaching grammar, it should never be forgotten that the real object is to teach pupils how to speak and to write the English language correctly, and how to read it intelligently. Analysis and parsing are only means to this end." The theory of the book is the gradual development of the sentence, beginning with its simplest form and adding new elements one after another. The learning of the proper forms which are required by the relations of words in sentences is deferred until the pupils have become familiar with the nature and office of the different parts of speech. The author states that he "has endeavored to avoid an excess of language-work on the one hand, and too much formal parsing and analysis on the other." The questions on the lessons are designed to cause the pupil to construct his own answers. Instead of the usual examples of false syntax, exercises are given for filling blanks in sentences by supplying the correct forms of the needed words. But, for teachers who desire to use the former, a collection is given in an appendix. The book is intended to compass the entire range of a two-book course.

 


PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

Archer, T. A. The Crusade of Richard I. 1189-'92. ("English History by Contemporary Writers" Series.) New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 388, with Plates. $1.25.

Baker, L. W., M. D., Baldwinville, Mass. The Infectious Diseases in their Relations to the Public Schools. Pp. 12.—How shall we deal with the Inebriate? Pp. 7.

Baker, T. Barwick Li. War with Crime. New York; Longmans. Green & Co, Pp. 299. $4.

Cassell & Co., New York. "The American Workman." Weekly. Pp. 16. 5 cents; $2.50 a year.

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Annual Report for 1889. Part I. Pp. 48.

Cornell College of Agriculture. Agricultural Experiment Station. Bulletin No. 5, April, 1889. Pp. 20.

Crocker, George Grover. Principles of Procedure in Deliberative Bodies. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 169.

Currier, Charles G., M.D., New York. The Efficacy of Filters and Other Means employed to purify Drinking Water. Pp. 42.

Dawson, George M. Notes on the Indian Tribes of the Yukon District and the Adjacent Northern Portion of British Columbia, Pp. 23.

Dolbear, Prof A. E. On the Organization of Atoms and Molecules. Boston: Ginn & Co. Pp. 16.

Ebers, George. Margery (Gred): A Tale of Old Nuremberg. Translated by Clara Bell. New York: W. S. Gottsberger & Co. 2 vols. Pp. 279 and 300.

Egleston, T. Catalogue of Minerals and Synonyms alphabetically arranged for the Use of Museums. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 198.

Garner, E. L. Nancy Bet. (Verse,) Norfolk, Va.: "Landmark" Steam Printing-House. Pp. 18.

Goode, George Brown. The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States. Sections III, IV, and V. Washington: Government Printing-Office. 4 vols., pp. 177, 178, 808, 881, and Plates.

Gouge, H. A., New York. Air: Its Uses and Abuses, How Perfect Ventilation can be secured under all Circumstances. Pp. 40.

Hague, Arnold, U. S. Geological Survey. Soaping Geysers. Pp. 10.

Hayes, Plym S. Electricity in Facial Blemishes. Chicago: W. T. Keener. Pp. 128.

Howe, William W. Municipal History of New Orleans. Baltimore; Johns Hopkins University. Pp. 33. 25 cents.

Huebsch, Samuel, New York. Pükeds de Solomon. (Proverbs of Solomon in Volapük.) Pp. 42.

Illinois Sixth Annual Report of the Board of Health. Springfield. Pp. 274.

Kaweah Co-operative Colony Company, Limited, Cal. A Pen-Picture. San Francisco: The "Commonwealth." Pp. 32.

Kunz, George F., New York. Precious Stones. Pp. 24,—Mineralogical Notes, Pp. 8.—On Two New Masses of Meteoric Iron. Pp. 4, with Plate.—Meteoric Iron from Arkansas, 1886. Pp. 8, with Plate.—Precious Stones, Gems, and Decorative Stones in Canada and British North America, exhibited at the Paris Exhibition, 1889, by Tiffany & Co., New York, Pp. 32.

Lloyd, J. Hendrie, M.D., Philadelphia. The Insanity of Oscar Hugo Webber. Pp. 5.

McComas, E. W., Fort Scott, Kansas. A Concept of the Universe. Pp. 38.

McGee, Mrs. Anita Newcomb, Secretary. Organization and Historical Sketch of the Women's Anthropological Society of America. Washington, D.C.: The Society. Pp. 22.

Massachusetts State Agricultural Experiment Station, Amherst, Analysis of Commercial Fertilizers. Instructions. Pp. 4.

Mays, Thomas J., M.D., Philadelphia. Alcoholism and Pulmonary Consumption. Pp. 10.

Merriam, George S., Editor, The Story of William and Lucy Smith. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin &, Co. Pp. 666. $2.

Michigan, Agricultural College of. Experiment Station Bulletins, 39, 47, 48 (Insecticides, Silos and Ensilage, and Horticultural Department). Pp. 16, 46, and 27.

Montague, F, C. Arnold Toynbee. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University. Pp. 70. 50 cents.

Moses, Bernard. The Establishment of Municipal Government in San Francisco. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, Pp. 83. 50 cents.

O'Connor, William D. Mr. Donnelly's Reviewers. Chicago. New York, and San Francisco: Belford, Clarke & Co. Pp. 101.

Ohio Agricultural Experiment Stanton Columbus. Bulletin No. 8, Series 2 (Insects and Insecticides). Pp. 19.

Packard. A. S, The Cave Fauna of North America, with Remarks on the Anatomy of the Brain and Origin of the Blind Species. National Academy of Sciences. Pp. 156, with 27 Plates.

Parker, Francis W. How to study Geography. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 400. $1.50.

Phillips. Henry, Jr. An Attempt toward an International Language. By Dr. Esperanto (Warsaw, Russia). New York: Henry Holt & Co. Pp. 56. 25 cents.

"Public Health." Supplement, giving Minnesota statistics.