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Bellamy, B. W., and Goodwin, M. W. Open Sesame. (School Reader.) Ginn & Co. Pp. 361.

Burney, S. G. Studies in Psychology. Nashville, Tenn.: Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House. Pp. 535.

Calendars for 1891. Styles & Cash, printers. New York—E. B. Treat & Co. Don't forget it Calendar.

Charity Organization Society, New York. Directory of Charities. Pp. 400.

Children's Aid Society, New York. Tenth Annual Report. Pp. 80.

Coy, Edward 0. Greek for Beginners. American Book Company. Pp. 152.

Cresson. Dr. C. M. Water-supply and Disease In Philadelphia. Pp. 24.

Census. United States, Bulletin. Vital Statistics of Jews. Pp. 24.

Fall, Delos, Albion, Mich. Action of Alcohol on the Human Body. Pp. 16.

Fontaine, W. M. and Knowlton. F. H. Triassic Plants from New Mexico. Smithsonian Institution. Pp. 6, with Plates.

Foulko, William Dudley. Civil-service Reform In its Later Aspects. Society for Political Education, New York. Pp. 13.

Genone, Hudor. Inquirendo Island. New York: Twentieth Century Publishing Co. Pp. 347. $1.

Geological Survey, United States. Bulletins: No. 58. Glacial Boundary, Pennsylvania to Illinois. By G. F. Wright. Pp. 44.—No. 59. Gabbros, etc., in Delaware. By F. D. Chester. Pp. 40. Nos. 60 and 64. Reports of the Division of Chemistry and Physics, 1887-'88 and 1888-'89. By F. W. Clarke. Pp. 150 and 60.—No. 61. Mineralogy of the Pacific Coast. By W. H. Melville and W. Lindgren. Pp. 33, with Plates.—No. 63. Bibliography of Palæozoic Crustacea. By A. W. Vogdes. Pp. 177.—No. 66. Volcanic Rocks from Tewan Mountains, New Mexico, etc. By J. P. Iddings. Pp. 34.

Gilbert. G. K. Lake Bonneville. Pp. 438. Washington: United States Geological Survey.

Hale. E. M., M. D.. Chicago. Are Valvular Diseases of the Heart curable? Pp. 4.

Hamilton. Gail. A Washington Bible Class. D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 303. $1.50.

Harding, George. Argument on Patent Suit. Self-carrier for Self-binding Harvesters. Philadelphia. Pp. 124.

Heilprin, Prof. Angelo. Corals, etc., of the Gulf of Mexico. Pp. 14, with Plates.

Iowa, University of, Engineering Society. The Transit. Vol. I. No. 2. Pp. 96, with Plates. 50 cents.

Ivers, J. E. Echinoderms from the Northern Coast of Yucatan, etc. Pp. 24, with Plato.

Lockyer, J. Norman. The Meteoric Hypothesis. Macmillan. Pp.. 560. $5.25.

Maclean, T. P. Fingall's Cave. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co. Pp. 49. 75 cents.

Madison, Andrew W , New York. The True Theory of Christianity. Pp. 86. 15 cents.

Nichols, Prof. E. L., Cornell University. The Artificial Light of the Future. Pp. 21.

Norton, C. L. Political Americanisms. Longmans. Pp. 184. $1.

Pennsylvania. University of. Museum of Archæology. Annual Report. Pp. 54.

Powell, J. W. United States Geological Survey. Ninth Annual Report. Pp. 717, with Maps and Plates.

Powers, Edward, Delavan, Wis. War and the Heathen. Pp. 202. $1.

Stone, George H. Glacial Sediments of Maine. Pp. 24.

Tolstoi, Count Leo. The Fruits of Culture. Boston: Benjamin R. Tucker. Pp. 185.

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Wheeler, George Montagu, U. S. A. A Universal World's Exhibit. Washington. Pp. 6, with Chart.

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Williams, G. H. Elements of Crystallography. New York: Henry Holt & Co. Pp. 250.

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White-fish in Lake Ontario.—A number of citizens of Rochester are endeavoring to interest the people of the State of New York in stocking Lake Ontario with white-fish. The lake once afforded abundance of this sweet and juicy fish, as Lake Erie does still, but they have now